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Motherboard
P8B75-V
E7641
First Edition
July 2012
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Contents
Contents....................................................................................................................... iii
Safety information....................................................................................................... vi
About this guide......................................................................................................... vii
P8B75-V specifications summary.............................................................................. ix
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................................ 1-2
1.2
Package contents......................................................................................... 1-1
1.3.1
Product highlights.......................................................................... 1-2
1.3.3
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution....................................................... 1-4
1.3.2
1.3.4
1.3.5
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
ASUS EZ DIY................................................................................. 1-4
Other special features.................................................................... 1-5
Hardware information
Before you proceed...................................................................................... 2-1
Motherboard overview.................................................................................. 2-2
2.2.1
Motherboard layout........................................................................ 2-2
2.2.3
System memory............................................................................. 2-5
2.2.2
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.3
ASUS Exclusive Features.............................................................. 1-3
2.2.8
Central Processing Unit (CPU)...................................................... 2-4
Expansion slots............................................................................ 2-11
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-13
Onboard switches........................................................................ 2-14
Onboard LEDs............................................................................. 2-15
Internal connectors...................................................................... 2-16
Building your computer system................................................................ 2-24
2.3.1
Additional tools and components to build a PC system............... 2-24
2.3.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation................................ 2-27
2.3.2
2.3.4
2.3.5
2.3.6
2.3.7
CPU installation........................................................................... 2-25
DIMM installation......................................................................... 2-29
Motherboard installation............................................................... 2-30
ATX Power connection................................................................. 2-32
SATA device connection............................................................... 2-33
2.3.8
Front I/O Connector..................................................................... 2-34
2.3.10
Rear panel connection................................................................. 2-36
2.3.9
2.3.11
Expension Card installation......................................................... 2-35
Audio I/O connections.................................................................. 2-38
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Contents
2.4
2.5 Starting up for the first time....................................................................... 2-40
Turning off the computer........................................................................... 2-40
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
Knowing BIOS............................................................................................... 3-1
BIOS setup program..................................................................................... 3-1
3.2.1
3.2.2
EZ Mode........................................................................................ 3-2
Advanced Mode............................................................................. 3-3
3.3
Main menu..................................................................................................... 3-5
3.5
Advanced menu.......................................................................................... 3-13
3.4
Ai Tweaker menu........................................................................................... 3-7
3.5.1
CPU Configuration....................................................................... 3-14
3.5.3
SATA Configuration...................................................................... 3-17
3.5.2
3.5.4
3.5.5
3.5.6
3.5.7
3.5.8
PCH Configuration....................................................................... 3-16
System Agent Configuration........................................................ 3-18
USB Configuration....................................................................... 3-19
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................... 3-20
APM............................................................................................. 3-22
Network Stack.............................................................................. 3-23
3.6
Monitor menu.............................................................................................. 3-24
3.8
Tools menu.................................................................................................. 3-29
3.7
Boot menu................................................................................................... 3-27
3.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility............................................................... 3-29
3.8.3
ASUS SPD Information................................................................ 3-30
3.8.2.
3.9
3.10
Updating BIOS............................................................................................. 3-32
3.10.1
ASUS Update utility..................................................................... 3-32
3.10.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility................................................... 3-36
3.10.4
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
ASUS O.C. Profile........................................................................ 3-29
Exit menu..................................................................................................... 3-31
3.10.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility................................................................ 3-35
ASUS BIOS Updater.................................................................... 3-37
Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................................... 4-1
Support DVD information............................................................................. 4-1
4.2.1
Running the support DVD.............................................................. 4-1
4.2.3
Intel® SBA support.......................................................................... 4-3
4.2.2
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BIOS setup
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................... 4-2
Contents
4.3
Software information.................................................................................... 4-4
4.3.1
AI Suite II....................................................................................... 4-4
4.3.3
TurboV EVO................................................................................... 4-6
4.3.2
4.3.4
4.3.5
4.3.6
4.3.7
4.3.8
4.3.9
4.3.10
4.4
4.3.11
EPU................................................................................................ 4-8
FAN Xpert...................................................................................... 4-9
Probe II........................................................................................ 4-10
Sensor Recorder.......................................................................... 4-11
USB 3.0 Boost............................................................................. 4-12
ASUS Update............................................................................... 4-13
MyLogo2...................................................................................... 4-14
Audio configurations.................................................................... 4-16
Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies................................. 4-17
4.4.1
Chapter 5:
5.1
DIGI+ VRM..................................................................................... 4-5
System Requirements ................................................................ 4-17
Multiple GPU technology support
ATI® CrossFireX™ technology..................................................................... 5-1
5.1.1
Requirements................................................................................. 5-1
5.1.3
Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards................................... 5-2
5.1.2
5.1.4
5.1.5
Before you begin............................................................................ 5-1
Installing the device drivers............................................................ 5-3
Enabling the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology.................................. 5-3
Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
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Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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Chapter 4: Software support
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Chapter 5: Multiple GPU technology support
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and
connectors on the motherboard.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
This chapter describes how to install and configure multiple ATI® CrossFireX™ and
NVIDIA® SLI™ graphics cards.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.
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ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when
completing a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
completing a task
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means that you must
press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
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If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked
with a plus sign (+).
P8B75-V specifications summary
CPU
LGA1155 socket for Intel® Second/Third Generation Core™ i7 /
Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
Supports 22/32nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the
CPU types.
** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® B75 Express Chipset
Memory
4 x DIMM, max. 32GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/
1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory frequency is supported by
Intel® 3rd generation processors.
** Due to the CPU behavior, DDR3 2133/1866 memory module will
run at DDR3 2000/1800 MHz frequency as default.
*** The maximum 32GB memory capacity can be supported with
8GB or above DIMMs. ASUS will update the memory QVL once the
DIMMs are available in the market.
**** Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified
Vendors List).
***** When you install a total memory of 4GB capacity or more,
Windows® 32-bit operating system may only recognize less than
3GB. We recommend a maximum of 3GB system memory if you
are using a Windows® 32-bit operating system.
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot [blue] (at x16 mode)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot [black] (at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe
x1 and x4 devices)
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
3 x PCI slots
VGA
Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA support: DVI, RGB port
- Supports DVI with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution up to 2048 x 1536 @ 75Hz
- Maximum shared memory of 1696 MB
Multi-GPU support
Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports Lucidlogix® Virtu MVP™ Technology*
*LucidLogix Virtu MVP™ is supported on Windows® 7 operating
system.
Storage
Intel® B75 Express Chipset
- 1 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
- 5 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue)
LAN
Realtek 8111E / 8111F Gigabit LAN controller
Audio
ALC887 8-channel high definition audio CODEC
- Supports jack-detection, multi-streaming and front panel jackretasking
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P8B75-V specifications summary
USB
Intel® B75 Express Chipset
- Supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode*
-4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports at midboard, 2 ports at the back
panel)
-8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at midboard, 4 ports at the back
panel)
* The USB 3.0 ports only support Windows® 7 or later versions. UASP
only supports Windows® 8.
ASUS unique features
ASUS DIGI+VRM
-Digital Power Control: Digital Power Design for the CPU and
iGPU
- ASUS 4+1+1 Phase Power Design
ASUS Protect 3.0
- EPU
- ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
- ESD
- Low EMI
-100% All high quality conductive polymer capacitors
ASUS Hybrid Switches
- MemOK!
ASUS Exclusive Features:
- USB 3.0 Boost
- Network iControl
- ASUS AI Suite II
- TurboV
- MemOK! Switch
- GPU Boost
-ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring graphics user interface
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish heatsink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS Q-Design:
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2™
ASUS exclusive
overclocking features
Precision Tweaker 2:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.005V increment
- vCCIO: Adjustable I/O voltage at 0.005V increment
- vDRAM Bus: 190-step Memory voltage control
- vPCH: 190-step Chipset voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection):
-BCLK/PCIE frequency tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz at
0.1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
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P8B75-V specifications summary
Back panel I/O ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x DVI port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
3-Jack 8-channel audio I/O ports
Internal I/O connectors
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1ports
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0/2.0ports
1 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connector (gray)
5 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (blue)
1 x CPU fan connector
2 x Chassis fan connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF output connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x System panel connector
1 x MemOK! button
1 x COM connector
1 x LPT connector
BIOS features
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0,
SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 4.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2,
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen Function
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Accessories
2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
1 x I/O shield
1 x User Manual
Support DVD contents
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12 in. x 8.6 in. (30.5 cm x 21.9 cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P8B75-V motherboard!
Chapter 1
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.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
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User Ma
ASUS P8B75-V motherboard
2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables
User manual
Support DVD
1 x I/O shield
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If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with different models.
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Chapter 1
LGA1155 socket for Intel® Second/Third Generation Core™ i7 / Core™
i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
This motherboard supports the Intel® second/third generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™
i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors in the LGA1155 package, with memory and PCI
Express controllers integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI
Express 2.0 lanes.
Intel® B75 Express Chipset
The Intel® B75 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset designed to support the 1155
socket Intel® 3rd/2nd generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 processors. It provides
improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth
and stability. In addition, B75 chipset provides 4 USB 3.0 ports that retrieves data 10 times
faster. Moreover, Intel® B75 Express Chipset also supports iGPU function, letting users enjoy
the latest Intel integrated graphic performance.
PCI Express® 3.0
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express bus standard with improved encoding
schemes that provide twice the performance of the current PCIe 2.0. The total bandwidth
for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32Gb/s, double the 16 Gb/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode).
As such, PCIe 3.0 provides userss an unprecendented data speeds, combined with the
convenience and seamless transition offerred by complete backward compatibility with PCIe
1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0 will become a must-have feature for users who wish to
improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as have the latest technology available to
them.
* PCI 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation processors.
Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Support
The motherboard’s powerful Intel® B75 platform optimizes PCIe allocation in multiple-GPU
configurations of CrossFireX™. This allows you to enjoy a never before-experienced brand
new gaming style.
Dual-Channel DDR3 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) /
1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz Support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of DDR3 2200(O.
C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher
bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The
dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost
system performance.
Complete USB 3.0 Integration
ASUS facilitates the strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel – 4 USB
3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times
faster than USB 2.0. The P8B75-V affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
SATA 6.0 Gb/s Support
Chapter 1
The Intel® B75 Express Chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA)
interface, delivering up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer. ASUS provides SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with
enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors for durability, improved
lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
1.3.2
ASUS Exclusive Features
DIGI+ VRM - Digital Power Design
All-new digital CPU power controls work perfectly together to match digital power signal
(SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response efficiently delivering
precision power. Accurate delivery reduces waste, and provides more stable CPU Vcore
voltages. Users can adjust CPU PWM voltages and frequencies for various overclocking
scenarios, with accurate input through UEFI BIOS tuning or the exclusive ASUS interface.
This proprietary design increases overclocking headroom to push performance to its full
potential.
MemOK!
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool
requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines fail-safe
settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and
running in no time!
USB 3.0 Boost
With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device’s transmission speed is significantly
increased, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer speed. ASUS software
automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0 peripherals without the need
for any user interaction.
Network iControl
ASUS Network iControl is an intuitive one-stop network control center that makes it easier
for you to manage your network bandwidth and allows you to set, monitor, and schedule the
bandwidth priorities for your network programs. It also allows you to automatically connect to
a PPPoE network for a more convenient online experience.
AI Suite II
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all the exclusive ASUS features
into one simple to use software package. It allows you to supervise overclocking, energy
management, fan speed control, and voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software
offers diverse and ease to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between
different utilities.
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ASUS TurboV
Chapter 1
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC
tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface
makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV
provides the best O.C. settings in different scenarios.
ASUS EPU
Tap into the world’s first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or
Ai Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current
PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise
and extends component longevity.
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused
by power surges from switching power supply (PSU).
1.3.3
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
Fanless Design: stylish heatsink solution
The stylish heatsink features a 0-dB thermal solution that offers users a noiseless PC
environment. Not only the beautiful shape upgrades the visual enjoyment for motherboard
users, but also the heatsink design lowers the temperature of the chipset and power phase
area through high efficient heat-exchange. Combined with usability and aesthetics, the ASUS
stylish heatsink will give users an extremely silent and cooling experience with the elegant
appearance!
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU fan and chassis fan speeds
according to different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different
geographic regions and your PC’s loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible
controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
1.3.4
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS UEFI BIOS
The new ASUS UEFI BIOS is an Unified Extensible Firmware Interface that offers a userfriendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more
flexible and convenient mouse input. Users can easily navigate the new UEFI BIOS with
the same smoothness as their operating system. It natively supports hard drives larger than
2.2TB in 64-bit, with full storage space utilization, helping deliver far more exciting computing
than traditional BIOS versions.
The exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode
is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system settings.
DRAM information.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Supports hard drives over 2.2TB
ASUS UEFI BIOS natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit, with full storage
space utilization helping deliver far more exciting computing than traditional BIOS versions.
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ASUS MyLogo2™
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more
colorful and vivid image on your screen.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto-recovery tool that allows you to restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the bundled support DVD or USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file.
ASUS EZ-Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using a
bootable floppy disk or an OS-based utility.
ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Q-Slot is designed to speed up and simplify the DIY process to enhance your DIY
experience.
1.3.5
Other special features
LucidLogix® Virtu Universal MVP™
LucidLogix® Virtu Universal MVP™ is designed for the Intel® Sandy Bridge platform's
powerful integrated graphics. Its GPU virtualization dynamically assigns tasks to the best
available graphics resources based on power, performance and system load on Windows® 7
based PCs. It allows users to fully utilize the unique capabilities of advanced Sandy Bridge
multimedia features alongside the high end 3D rendering performance provided by installed
graphics cards. When no discrete graphics are needed, the graphics card is put in idle
mode to lower utilization, heat, fan speed and power draw down to near zero, making the
system more environmentally-friendly. For users with diverse needs, LucidLogix® Virtu GPU
virtualization provides great flexibility and efficiency.
*LucidLogix® Virtu Universal MVP™ supports Windows® 7 operating system.
**Intel® Quick Sync Video feature is supported by 2nd/3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor
family.
ErP Ready
The motherboard is European Union’s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires
products to meet certain energy efficiency requirement in regards to energy consumptions.
This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products
through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus
mitigate environmental impacts.
ASUS P8B75-V
1-5
Chapter 1
1-6
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Chapter 2
Chapter 2:
Hardware information
2.1
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.
•
Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
ASUS P8B75-V
2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview
2.2.1
Motherboard layout
1
2
3
1
4
21.9cm(8.6in)
KBMS
CPU_FAN
DVI_VGA
DIGI
+VRM
DDR3 DIMM_B2 (64bit, 240-pin module)
LAN_USB12
AAFP
CHA_FAN1
56
2
CHA_FAN2
PCIEX1_1
P8B75-V
RTL
8111E / F
USB3_34
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX1_2
30.5cm(12.0in)
AUDIO
5
MemOK!
DRAM_LED
EATXPWR
LGA1155
Chapter 2
USB3_12
DDR3 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
USB34
DDR3 DIMM_A2 (64bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
EATX12V
7
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
Intel®
B75
PCI1
Super
I/O
PCIEX16_2
8
8MB
BIOS
PCI2
8MB
BIOS
SATA3G_3
ALC
887
SATA3G_2
SATA3G_1
SATA3G_5 SATA3G_4
SATA6G_1
9
10
SB_PWR
9
PCI3
SPDIF_OUT
USB78
LPT
USB56
CLRTC
PANEL
COM1
17 16
15
14
13
12
11
Refer to 2.2.8 Internal connectors and 2.3.10 Rear panel connection for more
information about rear panel connectors and internal connectors.
2-2
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots
Page
1.
CPU and chassis connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN,
4-pin CHA_FAN1/2)
2-20
2.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)
2-22
3.
Intel LGA1155 CPU socket
2-4
4.
DDR3 DIMM slots
2-5
®
5.
MemOK! switch
2-14
6.
DRAM LED (DRAM_LED)
2-15
7.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
2-15
8.
Onboard LED (SB_PWR)
2-15
9.
Intel® B75 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA3G_1~5 [blue])
2-17
10.
Intel® B75 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connector
(7-pin SATA6G_1 [gray])
2-16
11.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
2-23
12.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
2.-18
13.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2-13
14.
LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT)
2-16
15.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
2-19
16.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
2-18
17.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
2-21
ASUS P8B75-V
Chapter 2
Layout contents
2-3
2.2.2
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1155 socket designed for the Intel®
2nd/3rd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 processors.
P8B75-V
P8B75-V CPU socket LGA1155
Chapter 2
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
2-4
•
The LGA1156 CPU is incompatible with the LGA1155 socket. DO NOT install a
LGA1156 CPU on the LGA1155 socket.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/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
LGA1155 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.3
System memory
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) slots.
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
A DDR3 module is notched differently from a DDR or DDR2 module. DO NOT install a DDR
or DDR2 memory module to the DDR3 slot.
Chapter 2
P8B75-V
P8B75-V 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
Recommended memory configurations
ASUS P8B75-V
2-5
Memory configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB unbuffered and non‑ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets.
Chapter 2
2-6
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps
the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess
memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.65V is recommended to protect
the CPU.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, we
recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
- Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows OS.
- Install a 64-bit Windows OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
For more details, refer to the Microsoft® support site at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605/en-us.
•
This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or less
(Memory chip capacity counts in Megabit, 8 Megabit/Mb = 1 Megabyte/MB).
•
The maximum 32GB memory capacity can be supported with 8GB or above DIMMs.
ASUS will update the memory QVL once the DIMMs are available in the market.
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 3.4 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
P8B75-V Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3 1866 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
Part No.
CMT4GX3M2
A1866C9(XMP)
CMZ8GX3M2
A1866C9(XMP)
F3-14900CL
9D-8GBXL(XMP)
F3-14900CL
9Q-8GBXL(XMP)
KHX1866C9
D3T1K3/3GX(XMP)
KHX1866C9
D3T1K3/6GX(XMP)
Size
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
8GB
(2GBx4)
3GB
(3 x 1GB)
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
A
B
C
•
•
•
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65V
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.50V
•
•
•
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5V
•
•
•
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.6V
•
•
•
SS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
•
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
•
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
A-DATA
AD31333001GOU
1GB
SS
A-Data
-
-
A-DATA
AD3U1333C2G9
2GB
SS
A-DATA
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
A-DATA
AD63I1B0823EV
AM2U139C2P1
2GB
2GB
SS
SS
A-Data
ADATA
-
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
A-DATA
A-DATA
AX3U1333C2G9-BP
AXDU1333G
C2G9-2G(XMP)
2GB
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
SS
SS
-
AD30908C8
D-151C E0906
3CCD-1509H
NA1126L
3CCA-1509A
3CCD-1509A
EL1127T
-
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
A
B
C
•
•
•
9-9-9-24
1.25V-1.35V
(low voltage)
•
•
•
•
•
•
A-DATA
A-DATA
AD63I1C1624EV
AM2U139C4P2
4GB
4GB
DS
DS
A-Data
ADATA
-
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
A-DATA
Apacer
SU3U1333W8G9-B
78.A1GC6.9L1
8GB
2GB
DS
DS
ELPIDA
Apacer
-
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
Apacer
78.A1GC6.9L1
2GB
DS
Apacer
9
-
•
•
•
Apacer
AU02GFA33C9NBGC
2GB
DS
Apacer
-
-
•
•
•
Apacer
78.B1GDE.9L10C
4GB
DS
Apacer
-
-
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CM3X1024-1333C9
TR3X3G1333C9 G
SS
SS
-
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
1.60V
1.50V
•
•
•
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD24GX3M6
A1333C9(XMP)
TW3X4G1333C9D G
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.60V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.50V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CM3X4GA1333C9N2
1GB
3GB
(3 x 1GB)
24GB
(6x4GB)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
4GB
3CCA-1509A
3CCD-1509A
EL1127T
J4208BASE-DJ-F
AM5D5808
DEWSBG
AM5D5808
FEQSBG
AM5D5808
APQSBG
AM5D5908C
EHSBG
-
DS
CORSAIR
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CMX4GX3M1A1333C9
CMD8GX3M4A1333C7
DS
DS
-
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-20
1.50V
1.60V
•
•
•
•
•
•
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
CT12864BA1339.8FF
CT25664BA1339.16FF
BL25664BN
1337.16FF (XMP)
EBJ10UE8EDF0-DJ-F
4GB
8GB
(4 x 2GB)
1GB
2GB
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
1GB
256MBDCJG
ELC0401136
-
SS
DS
DS
Micron
Micron
-
9FF22D9KPT
9KF27D9KPT
-
9
9
7-7-7-24
1.65V
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
SS
ELPIDA
•
•
G.SKILL
-
1.35V
(low voltage)
-
•
SS
J1108EDS
E-DJ-F
-
-
1GB
•
•
•
2GB
(2 x 1GB)
3GB
(3 x 1GB)
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
•
SS
-
-
7-7-7-18
1.5~1.6V
•
•
•
ELPIDA
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
F3-10600CL8
D-2GBHK(XMP)
F3-10600CL9
D-2GBNQ
F3-10666CL7
T-3GBPK(XMP)
ASUS P8B75-V
Chapter 2
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
(continued on the next page)
2-7
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Vendor
G.SKILL
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support
B
C
•
•
-
-
8-8-8-8-24
XMP 1.35V
DS
-
-
7-7-7-21
1.5V
•
•
•
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
•
DS
GEIL
9-9-9-24
•
•
-
9-9-9-24
1.3V
(low voltage)
1.5V
•
DS
GL1L128
M88BA12N
-
•
•
•
DS
-
-
7-7-7-24
1.5V
•
•
•
SS
Hynix
H5TC1G83
TFRH9A
H5TQ2G83
BFRH9C
H5TC1G83
TFRH9A
H5TQ2G83
BFRH9C
KKB8FNW
BFGNX-27A
KFC8FMF
XF-DXX-15A
KFC8FNL
XF-DXX-15A
KFC8FNM
XF-BXX-15A
KKB8FNW
BFGNX-26A
KFC8FNLX
F-DXX-15A
KFC8FNMX
F-BXX-15A
J1108BD
BG-DJ-F
IID77 D9LGK
-
1.35V
(low voltage)
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
-
1.35V
(low voltage)
-
•
•
•
-
-
•
•
•
-
-
•
•
•
-
-
•
•
•
-
-
•
•
•
-
-
•
•
•
-
-
•
•
•
-
-
•
•
•
9
1.5V
•
•
•
-
1.5V
•
•
•
-
1.5V
•
•
•
9
1.5V
•
•
•
9
1.5V
•
•
•
9
1.5V
•
•
•
-
1.5V
•
•
•
-
1.5V
•
•
•
7
1.65V
•
•
•
GEIL
F3-10666CL8
D-4GBECO(XMP)
F3-10666CL7
D-8GBRH(XMP)
GV32GB1333C9DC
GEIL
GG34GB1333C9DC
GEIL
GV34GB1333C9DC
GEIL
GVP34GB1333C7DC
Hynix
HMT112U6TFR8A-H9
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
2GB
(2 x 1GB)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
1GB
Hynix
HMT325U6BFR8C-H9
2GB
SS
Hynix
Hynix
HMT125U6TFR8A-H9
2GB
DS
Hynix
Hynix
HMT351U6
BFR8C-H9
FLFD45F-B8
KL9 NAES
FLFE85F-C8
KF9 CAES
FLFE85F-C8
KL9 NAES
FLFE85F-C8
KM9 NAES
FLFE85F-B8
KL9 NEES
FLFF65F-C8
KL9 NEES
FLFF65F-C8
KM9 NEES
KVR1333
D3N9/1G
KVR1333D3
S8N9/2G
KVR1333D3
S8N9/2G-SP
KVR1333
D3N9/2G
KVR1333
D3N9/2G
KVR1333
D3N9/2G
KVR1333
D3N9/2G-SP
KVR1333
D3N9/2G-SP
KHX1333C7
D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1333C9
D3UK2/4GX(XMP)
KVR1333
D3N9/4G
KVR1333
D3N9/4G
KVR1333
D3N9/4G
KVR1333
D3N9/4G
KVR1333
D3N9/4G-SP
MT8JTF12864
AZ-1G4F1
MT8JTF25664
AZ-1G4D1
MT8JTF25664
AZ-1G4M1
MT16JTF25664
AZ-1G4F1
4GB
DS
Hynix
1GB
SS
KINGMAX
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
2GB
DS
KINGMAX
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
2GB
SS
Micron
2GB
SS
ELPIDA
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
2GB
DS
KTC
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
2GB
DS
KTC
2GB
DS
KINGSTON
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
4GB
DS
-
J2108BC
SE-DJ-F
J1108BF
BG-DJ-F
D1288JPN
DPLD9U
J1108BD
SE-DJ-F
D1288JEM
FNGD9U
D1288JPS
FPGD9U
-
DS
-
-
9
XMP 1.25V
•
•
•
DS
ELPIDA
9
1.5V
•
•
•
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
-
1.5V
•
•
•
4GB
DS
KTC
-
1.5V
•
•
•
4GB
DS
Hynix
-
-
•
•
•
4GB
DS
KINGSTON
-
1.5V
•
•
•
1GB
SS
Micron
J2108BC
SE-DJ-F
J2108BC
SE-DJ-F
D2568JE
NCNGD9U
H5TQ2G
83AFR
D2568JEN
CPGD9U
9FF22D9KPT
9
-
•
•
•
2GB
SS
Micron
OJD12D9LGK
-
-
•
•
•
2GB
SS
MICRON
IJM22 D9PFJ
-
-
•
•
•
2GB
DS
Micron
9KF27D9KPT
9
-
•
•
•
G.SKILL
KINGMAX
Chapter 2
DS
A
•
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
Micron
Micron
Micron
Micron
-
(continued on the next page)
2-8
Chapter 2: Hardware information
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support
B
C
•
•
4GB
DS
Micron
OLD22D9LGK
-
-
4GB
DS
NANYA
-
-
•
•
•
1GB
2GB
1GB
SS
DS
SS
PSC
PSC
SAMSUNG
NT5CB256
M8GN-CG
A3P1GF3FGF
A3P1GF3FGF
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2GB
SS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846D
-
-
•
•
•
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
•
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846C
-
-
•
•
•
Super Talent
MT16JTF51264
AZ-1G4D1
NT4GC64B8
HG0NF-CG
AL7F8G73F-DJ2
AL8F8G73F-DJ2
M378B287
3FHS-CH9
M378B577
3DH0-CH9
M378B567
3FH0-CH9
M378B527
3CH0-CH9
W1333UA1GH
A
•
1GB
SS
Hynix
H5TQ1G83TFR
9
-
•
•
•
Super Talent
W1333UB4GS
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846C
-
-
•
•
•
Micron
NANYA
PSC
PSC
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Super Talent
Super Talent
W1333UB2GS
W1333UX6GM
Transcend
JM1333KLN-2G
Century
PC3-10600
DDR3-1333 9-9-9
Transcend
Elixir
Elixir
KINGSHARE
KINGSTEK
Kingtiger
Kingtiger
MARKVISION
MARKVISION
PATRIOT
PATRIOT
RAMAXEL
RAMAXEL
RiDATA
SanMax
SILICON
POWER
SILICON
POWER
SILICON
POWER
UMAX
WINTEC
JM1333KLN-2G
2GB
6GB
(3x 2GB)
DS
DS
SAMSUNG
Micron
K4B1G0846F
0BF27D9KPT
9
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
•
•
•
•
2GB
SS
Micron
0YD77D9LGK
-
-
•
•
•
1GB
SS
NANYA
NT5CB128M8DN-CF
-
-
•
•
•
2GB
SS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83BZRH9C
-
-
•
•
•
M2F2G64C
B88G7N-CG
2GB
SS
Elixir
N2CB2G80GN-CG
-
-
•
•
•
M2F4G64C
B8HB5N-CG
4GB
DS
Elixir
N2CB2G80BN-CG
-
-
•
•
•
KSRPCD3
13332G
2GB
DS
PATRIOT
PM128M8D385-15
-
-
•
•
•
KSTD3P
C-10600
2GB
SS
MICRON
PE911-125E
-
-
•
•
•
2GB DIMM
PC3-10666
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
-
•
•
•
2GB
DS
-
SEC 904 HCH9
K4B1G0846D
-
KTG2G13
33PG3
-
-
-
•
•
•
BMD32048M
1333C9-1123
2GB
DS
MARKVISION
M3D1288P-13
-
-
•
•
•
BMD34096M
1333C9-1124
4GB
DS
MARKVISION
M3D2568E-13
-
-
•
•
•
PSD31G13332
PSD32G13332H
1GB
2GB
DS
PATRIOT
PM64M8D38U-15
-
-
•
•
•
RMR1870E
D48E8F-1333
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108BDBG-DJ-F
-
-
•
•
•
RMR1870EC
58E9F-1333
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
•
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
J2108BCSE-DJ-F
-
-
•
•
•
E304459CB1
AG32Cf
4GB
DS
RiDATA
N/A
9
-
•
•
•
SMD-4G68
H1P-13HZ
4GB
DS
HYNIX
H5TQ2G83BFR H9C
-
-
•
•
•
SP001GBL
TU133S01
1GB
SS
NANYA
NT5CB128M8AN-CG
9
-
•
•
•
SP001GBL
TU133S02
1GB
SS
Elixir
N2CB1680AN-C6
9
-
•
•
•
SP002GBLT
U133S02
2GB
DS
Elixir
N2CB1680AN-C6
9
-
•
•
•
E41302GP
0-73BDB
2GB
DS
UMAX
U2S24D30TP-13
-
-
•
•
•
3WVS31333-2GCNR
2GB
DS
AMPO
AM3420803-13H
-
-
•
•
•
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Chapter 2
Vendor
2-9
DDR3 1066 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
Crucial
CT12864B
A1067.8FF
CT25664B
A1067.16FF
EBJ10UE8E
DF0-AE-F
1GB
SS
Micron
9GF22D9KPT
7
-
2GB
DS
Micron
9HF22D9KPT
7
-
•
•
•
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
•
•
•
ELPIDA
EBJ21UE8E
DF0-AE-F
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1066
D3N7/1G
KVR1066
D3N7/2G
KVR1066
D3N7/4G
MT8JTF12864
AZ-1G1F1
MT16JTF25664
AZ-1G1F1
2GB DIMM
PC3-8500
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108BFSE-DJ-F
7
1.35V
(low
voltage)
1.35V
(low
voltage)
1.5V
•
•
•
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
7
1.5V
•
•
•
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFR
7
1.5V
•
•
•
1GB
SS
Micron
9GF22D9KPT
7
-
•
•
•
2GB
DS
Micron
9HF22D9KPT
7
-
•
•
•
2GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ1G83AFP
G7C
-
-
•
•
•
Crucial
ELPIDA
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
Micron
Micron
Kingtiger
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
A
B
C
•
•
•
Chapter 2
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
•
•
•
1 DIMM: Supports one (1) module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory
configuration. We suggest that you install the module into A2 slot.
2 DIMMs: Supports two (2) modules inserted into either the blue slots or the black
slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration. We suggest that
you install the modules into slots A2 and B2 for better compatibility.
4 DIMMs: Supports four (4) modules inserted into both the blue and black slots as
two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.4
Expansion slots
Chapter 2
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do
so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
P8B75-V
Slot No.
Slot Description
1
PCIe 2.0 x1_1 slot
3
PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot
2
4
5
6
7
PCIe 3.0 x16_1 slot (at x16 mode)
PCI slot 1
PCIe 2.0 x16_2 slot (at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices)
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
VGA configuration
PCI Express operating mode
PCIe 3.0 x16_1
PCIe 2.0 x16_2
Single VGA/PCIe card
x16 (Recommend for single VGA)
N/A
Dual VGA/PCIe card
x16
x4
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•
•
•
In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 3.0 x16_1 slot (blue) for a PCI Express x16
graphics card to get better performance.
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ mode.
Refer to page 2-23 for details.
Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1/2 when using
multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment. See page 2-30 for details.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
Chapter 2
Intel PCH SATA
Controller #0
Intel PCH SATA
Controller #1
PCIE x16_1
PCIE x16_2
RTL8111E / F
PCIE x1_1
PCIE x1_2
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
2-12
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
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–
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shared
–
–
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–
–
–
shared
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–
–
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–
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
shared
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–
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shared
–
–
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shared
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.5
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can
clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing
the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in
CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
P8B75-V
CLRTC
2
2
Normal
(Default)
Clear RTC
3
Chapter 2
1
P8B75-V Clear RTC RAM
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
2.
4.
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.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
•
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again
to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the battery.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter
settings to default values.
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2.2.6
Onboard switches
Onboard switches allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or opencase system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings to
enhance system performance.
1.
MemOK! switch
Installing DIMMs that are incompatible with the motherboard may cause system
boot failure, and the DRAM_LED near the MemOK! switch lights continuously. Press
and hold the MemOK! switch until the DRAM_LED starts blinking to begin automatic
memory compatibility tuning for successful boot.
Chapter 2
P8B75-V
P8B75-V MemOK! switch
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•
Refer to section 2.2.7 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the DRAM_LED.
•
The DRAM_LED also lights when the DIMM is not properly installed. Turn off the
system and reinstall the DIMM before using the MemOK! function.
•
The MemOK! switch does not function under Windows OS environment.
•
During the tuning process, the system loads and tests failsafe memory settings. It
takes about 30 seconds for the system to test one set of failsafe settings. If the test
fails, the system reboots and test the next set of failsafe settings. The blinking speed
of the DRAM_LED increases, indicating different test processes.
•
Due to memory tuning requirement, the system automatically reboots when each
timing set is tested. If the installed DIMMs still fail to boot after the whole tuning
process, the DRAM_LED lights continuously. Replace the DIMMs with ones
recommended in the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) in this user manual or on
the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
•
If you turn off the computer and replace DIMMs during the tuning process, the system
continues memory tuning after turning on the computer. To stop memory tuning, turn
off the computer and unplug the power cord for about 5–10 seconds.
•
If your system fail to boot due to BIOS overclocking, press the MemOK! switch to boot
and load BIOS default settings. A message will appear during POST reminding you
that the BIOS has been restored to its default settings.
•
We recommend that you download and update to the latest BIOS version from the
ASUS website at www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.7
Standby Power LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the
system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should
shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any
motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
P8B75-V
SB_PWR
ON
Standby Power
Chapter 2
1.
Onboard LEDs
OFF
Powered Off
P8B75-V Onboard LED
2.
DRAM LED
DRAM LED checks the DRAM in sequence during motherboard booting process. If an
error is found , the LED next to the error device will continue lighting until the problem
is solved. This user-friendly design provides an intuitional way to locate the root
problem within a second.
DRAM LED
P8B75-V
P8B75-V DRAM LED
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2.2.8
1.
Internal connectors
Intel B75 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA6G_1 [gray])
®
This connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s
signal cables.
P8B75-V
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
SATA6G_1
P8B75-V SATA 6.0Gb/s connector
Chapter 2
When using NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection in the BIOS to [AHCI]. Refer to section
3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
2.
LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT)
The LPT (Line Printing Terminal) connector supports devices such as a printer. LPT
standardizes as IEEE 1284, which is the parallel port interface on IBM PC-compatible
computers.
LPT
P8B75-V
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
SLIN#
INIT#
ERR#
AFD
SLCT
PE
BUSY
ACK#
PD7
PD6
PD5
PD4
PD3
PD2
PD1
PD0
STB#
PIN 1
P8B75-V Parallel Port connector
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
Intel® B75 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1~5 [blue])
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
SATA3G_1
SATA3G_5
SATA3G_4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
SATA3G_2
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
P8B75-V
SATA3G_3
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical disc
drives via Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables.
GND
RSATA_RXP5
RSATA_RXN5
GND
RSATA_TXN5
RSATA_TXP5
GND
3.
Chapter 2
P8B75-V SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
When using NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection in the BIOS to [AHCI]. Refer to section
3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
4.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
This connector is for the additional USB 3.0 ports, and complies with the USB 3.0
specificaton that supports up to 480 MBps connection speed. If the USB 3.0 front panel
cable is available from your system chassis, with this USB 3.0 connector, you can have
a front panel USB 3.0 solution.
USB3_34
P8B75-V
P8B75-V USB3.0 Front panel connector
The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
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USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
48 MBps connection speed.
Chapter 2
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
P8B75-V
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
USB56
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB78
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
5.
P8B75-V USB2.0 connectors
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard!
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port(s).
Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a
slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
+5V
P8B75-V
SPDIFOUT
GND
6.
SPDIF_OUT
P8B75-V Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
7.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
PIN 1
DCD
TXD
GND
RTS
RI
RXD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM1
Chapter 2
P8B75-V
P8B75-V Serial port (COM1) connector
The COM module is purchased separately.
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8.
CPU and chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN1/2)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
CHA_FAN1
CHA_FAN2
CHA FAN PWM
CHA FAN IN
CHA FAN PWR
GND
CHA FAN PWM
CHA FAN IN
CHA FAN PWR
GND
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CPU_FAN
P8B75-V
Chapter 2
P8B75-V fan connectors
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the
system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place
jumper caps on the fan connectors!
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•
The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
•
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis fan cable
to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1 or CHA_FAN2 for better thermal
environment.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AGND
NC
SENSE1_RETUR
9.
AAFP
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
Chapter 2
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
PIN 1
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
PIN 1
P8B75-V
P8B75-V Front panel audio connector
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector,
set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]; if you want to connect an
AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default,
this connector is set to [HD]. See section 3.5.6 Onboard Devices Configuration for
details.
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10. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and
push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
EATX12V
EATXPWR
PIN 1
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
P8B75-V
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
GND
GND
GND
PSON#
GND
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
PIN 1
Chapter 2
P8B75-V ATX power connectors
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•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit
(PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a
minimum power of 350 W.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin/8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the system
will not boot.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when configuring a system
with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or may not
boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
If you want to use two high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with 1000W power
or above to ensure the system stability.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
11.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
SPEAKER
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
PANEL
IDE_LED
PWRSW
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PIN 1
P8B75-V
RESET
* Requires an ATX power supply
•
Chapter 2
P8B75-V System panel connector
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
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.
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
This connector is for the system power button.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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2.3
Building your computer system
2.3.1
Additional tools and components to build a PC system
Chapter 2
1 bag of screws
Philips (cross) screwdriver
PC chassis
Power supply unit
Intel LGA 1155 CPU
Intel LGA 1155 compatible CPU Fan
DIMM
SATA hard disk drive
SATA optical disc drive (optional)
Graphics card (optional)
The tools and components in the table above are not included in the motherboard package.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.2
CPU installation
The LGA1156 CPU is incompatible with the LGA1155 socket. DO NOT install a LGA1156
CPU on the LGA1155 socket.
1
A
B
Chapter 2
2
3
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4
Chapter 2
5
C
A
B
6
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material
to the CPU heatsink and CPU
before you install the heatsink and
fan if necessary.
1
Chapter 2
To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
2
A
B
B
A
3
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4
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To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
Chapter 2
2
A
B
B
A
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.4
DIMM installation
1
Chapter 2
2
3
To remove a DIMM
B
A
A
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2.3.5
Motherboard installation
The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with
models, but the installation steps remain the same.
1
Chapter 2
2
2-30
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Chapter 2
3
P8B75-V
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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2.3.6
ATX Power connection
1
Chapter 2
2
OR
2-32
OR
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.7
SATA device connection
1
OR
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Chapter 2
2
2-33
2.3.8
Front I/O Connector
To install the system panel connector
Chapter 2
To install USB 2.0 Connector
To install front panel audio
connector
AAFP
USB 2.0
To install USB 3.0 Connector
USB 3.0
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.9
Expension Card installation
Chapter 2
To install PCIe x16 cards
To install PCIe x1 cards
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To install PCI cards
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2.3.10
Rear panel connection
Chapter 2
Rear panel connectors
1. PS/2 mouse port
6. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
2. D-Sub port
7. USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2*
3. Realtek LAN (RJ-45) port**
8. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
4. PS/2 keyboard port
9. Audio I/O ports***
®
5. DVI-D port
** and ***: Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LED, and audio port definitions.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
•
Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under
Windows® OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
•
USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
•
We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
** LAN ports LED indications
Speed LED
OFF
No link
OFF
BLINKING
Data activity
Status
Description
ORANGE
Linked
Status
Description
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
GREEN
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
10 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
Chapter 2
Activity Link LED
LAN port
*** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Light Blue Line In
Line In
Line In
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Orange
–
–
Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
Black
–
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Gray
–
–
–
Side Speaker Out
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2.3.11
Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
Connect to Headphone and Mic
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Connect to Stereo Speakers
Connect to 2.1 Channel Speakers
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Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers
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Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers
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Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
2.
4.
5.
6.
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Be sure that all switches are off.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.
Monitor
c.
System power
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with the “green” standards or if it has a
“power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or change from orange to green
after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table below) or additional messages appear
on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned
on the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings
and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
BIOS Beep
One short beep
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
7.
Description
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
No memory detected
No VGA detected
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
2.5 Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts the system
on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Pressing the power switch
for more than four seconds lets the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting.
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Chapter 3:
3.1
Knowing BIOS
BIOS setup
The ASUS UEFI BIOS offers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional
keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient mouse input. Users
can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as their operating system.
The term “BIOS” in this user manual refers to “UEFI BIOS” unless otherwise specified.
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as storage
device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot device
configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In normal
circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure optimum
performance. We recommend that you not change the default BIOS settings except in
the following circumstances:
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An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you to
run the BIOS Setup.
You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Inappropriate settings of the BIOS may result to instability or failure to boot. We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
3.2
BIOS setup program
A BIOS setup program is provided for BIOS item modification. 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.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.9 Exit Menu for details.
•
If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 2.2.8 Jumper for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
•
The BIOS setup program does not support the bluetooth devices.
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If you wish to enter Setup after POST, press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or press the reset
button on the system chassis to restart the system. You can also turn the system off and then
turn it back on to restart the system. Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The BIOS 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 submenus and select from the
available options using a keyboard or a USB mouse.
The BIOS setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from the Exit menu in the Advanced Mode screen or from the
Advanced Mode button in the EZ Mode screen.
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3.2.1
EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select
the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority. To access the
Advanced Mode, click Advanced Mode button or press F7 hot key.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the
Setup Mode item in section 3.7 Boot menu for details.
Selects the display language of
the BIOS setup program
Exits the BIOS setup program without
saving the changes, saves the changes
and resets the system
Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU/5V/3.3V/12V voltage output,
CPU/chassis/power fan speed
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Quick access to a few
utilities and advanced
settings
Loads optimized default
Power Saving mode
Selects the boot device priority
Displays the system properties
of the selected mode on the right
hand side
Normal mode
ASUS Optimal mode
Selects the boot device priority
Enters the Advanced Mode
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The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
•
The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the
system.
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3.2.2
Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure
the BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the Advanced Mode, click Advanced Mode button or press F7 hot key in the EZ
Mode screen.
Menu items
Back button
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Realtek LAN Controller
Submenu item
Disabled
Enabled
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Ai Tweaker
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the overclocking settings
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the
fan settings.
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Advanced
Tool
Exit
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For changing the advanced system settings
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
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Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click
this button to return to the previous menu screen.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on
the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
Navigation keys
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At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. Use
<F12> key to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device.
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not
user-configurable.
A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
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3.3
Main menu
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
Security
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The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 2.2.5 Jumper for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
•
The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default
Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed.
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only
selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
To change an administrator password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
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To set a user password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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3.4
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Main
Ai Tweaker
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
[X.M.P.] When XMP is enabled BLCK
frequency, CPU ratio and memory
parameters will be auto optimized.
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→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F12: Print Screen
Scroll down to display the following items:
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F12: Print Screen
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Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal
frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]
[Manual]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
BCLK/PEG Frequency [XXX]
Appears when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [Manual] and allows you to adjust the
CPU and VGA frequency to enhance the system performance. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value. You can also key in the desired value using the numeric keypad. The values
range from 80.0MHz to 300.0MHz.
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configuration options vary with the
BCLK/PCIE Frequency item settings.
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
iGPU Max. Frequency [xxx]
Allows you to set the iGPU maximum frequency. The values range from xxxxMHz (by CPU)
to 3000MHz with a 50MHz interval. Use <+>/<-> to adjust the value.
EPU Power Saving Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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EPU Setting [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the EPU Power Saving Mode item to [Enabled.] and
allows you to select the EPU power saving mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Light Power
Saving Mode] [Medium Power Saving Mode] [Max Power Saving Mode]
GPU Boost [OK]
[OK]
[Cancel]
Select [OK] to automatically optimize the iGPU frequency.
Select [Cancel] to use a fixed iGPU frequency.
DRAM Timing Control
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard
and press the <Enter> key.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
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CPU Power Management
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and features.
CPU Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to manually adjust the maximum non-turbo CPU ratio. Use <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value. The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU model.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled] Disables this function.
[Enabled] The operating system dynamically adjusts the processor voltage and
core frequency which may result in decreased average consumption and
decreased average heat production.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
[Enabled]Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
conditions.
[Disabled] Disables this function.
The following three items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode item to [Enabled].
Long duration power limit [Auto]
The default setting of this item will be TDP (65W or 95W for different CPUs). For
Sandy Bridge, Turbo Ratio can be kept a time duration exceed TDP for maximum
performance. Any under 255 can be programmed. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust
the value.
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Long duration maintained [Auto]
This value can vary from 1 to 32, which indicates the time window for Turbo Ratio over
TDP should be maintained. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Short duration power limit [Auto]
This is the second power limit to provide rapid protection when package power
exceeds Power Limit 1. Default setting is 1.25 times Power Limit 1. For Intel
recommend, platform must be capable of supporting over Power Limit 2 for up to 10
msec. ASUS board can support over Power Limit 2 for a long duration. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Primary Plane Current Limit [Auto]
Maximum instantaneous current allowed at any given time for CPU cores. The value is
represented in 1/8 A (0.125A) increment. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Secondary Plane Current Limit [Auto]
Maximum instantaneous current allowed at any given time for internal graphics cores.
The value is represented in 1/8 A (0.125A) increment. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value.
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DIGI+ VRM
CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM specifications, and affects CPU voltage. The CPU working
voltage will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher value gets a higher voltage, and
a better overclocking performance, but increases the CPU and VRM thermal conditions.
This item allows you to adjust the voltage range from the following percentages to boost the
system performance: 0% (Regular), 25% (Medium), 50% (High), 75% (Ultra High) and 100%
(Extreme). Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [High] [Ultra High] [Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
CPU Fixed Frequency [xxx]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage Frequency item to [Manual] and allows
you to set a fixed CPU frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values
range from 200k Hz to 350k Hz with a 50k Hz interval.
CPU Power Phase Control [Standard]
Allows you to control the power phase based on the CPU’s demands. Configuration options:
[Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Manual Adjustment]
DO NOT remove the thermal module when switching to Extreme and Manual Mode. The
thermal conditions should be monitored.
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI + VRM Duty control adjusts the current and thermal conditions of every component’s
phase.
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[T. Probe]
[Extreme]
Select to maintain the VRM thermal balance.
Select to maintain the current VRM balance.
CPU Current Capability [100%]
Allows you to configure the total power range, and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously. Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%]
Choose a higher value when overclocking, or under a high CPU loading for extra power
support.
iGPU Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Allows you to set the iGPU Load-line Calibration.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [High] [Extreme]
iGPU Current Capability [100%]
Allows you to set the iGPU Current Capability.
Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%]
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Do not remove the thermal module while changing the DIGI+ VRM related parrameters .
The thermal conditions should be monitored.
Some of the following items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
CPU Voltage [Offset Mode]
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage.
[Offset Mode] Allows you to set the Offset voltage.
Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode].
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode] and
allows you to set the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.005V to 0.635V with a
0.005V interval.
CPU Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Manual Mode] and
allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage. The values range from 0.800V to 1.990V with a
0.005V interval.
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Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high voltage
may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the system
unstable.
iGPU Voltage [Offset Mode]
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed iGPU voltage.
[Offset Mode] Allows you to set the iGPU Offset voltage.
iGPU Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the iGPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode].
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
iGPU Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the iGPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode] and
allows you to set the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.005V to 0.635V with a
0.005V interval.
iGPU Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the iGPU Voltage item to [Manual Mode] and
allows you to set a fixed iGPU voltage. The values range from 0.800V to 1.990V with a
0.005V interval.
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DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.185V to 2.135V with a 0.005V
interval.
According to Intel CPU spec, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may damage
the CPU permanently. We recommend you install the DIMMs with the voltage requirement
below 1.65V.
VCCIO Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VCCIO voltage. The values range from 0.735V to 1.685V with a 0.005V
interval.
PCH Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Platform Controller Hub volage. The values range from 0.7350V to
1.6850V with a 0.005V interval.
VCCSA Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VCCSA voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [+0.10V]
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU and PCH PLL voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [+0.10V]
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The values of the CPU Manual Voltage, CPU Offset Voltage, iGPU Manual Voltage,
iGPU Offset Voltage, DRAM Voltage, VCCIO Voltage, and PCH Voltage items are
labeled in different color, indicating the risk levels of high voltage settings.
•
The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage
settings.
CPU Manual Voltage
CPU Offset Voltage
DRAM Voltage
VCCIO Voltage
PCH Voltage
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Black
0.800V–
1.285V
0.005V–
0.065V
1.18500V–
1.57500V
0.73500V–
1.10000V
0.73500V–
1.10000V
Yellow
1.290V–
1.345V
0.070V–
0.125V
1.58000V–
1.65000V
1.10500V–
1.15500V
1.10500V–
1.15500V
Pink
1.350V–
1.405V
0.130V–
0.185V
1.65500V–
1.72500V
1.16000V–
1.20500V
1.16000V–
1.20500V
Red
1.410V–
1.990V
0.190V–
0.635V
1.73000V–
2.13500V
1.21000V–
1.68500V
1.21000V–
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
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Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
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3.5.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items shown in this screen may be different due to the CPU you installed.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
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Scroll down to display the following items:
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.
Disables the CPU thermal monitor function.
Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package.
Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3]
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Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
Disables this function.
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Intel® Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Disables this function.
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Disables this function.
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to perform adjacent cache line prefetching.
Disables this function.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
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CPU Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the BCLK Frequency. Use
<+> and <-> keys to adjust the ratio. The valid value ranges vary according to your
CPU model.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled] The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled] The operating system controls the CPU speed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Turbo Mode
Technology.
[Enabled] Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
condition.
[Disabled] Disables this function.
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CPU C1E [Auto]
Enables or disables the C1E support function. This item should be enabled in order to
enable the Enhanced Halt State. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C3 Report [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to OS. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C6 Report [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to OS. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Enabled] [Disabled]
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PCH Configuration
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Precision Event Timer.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Intel® Rapid Start Technology [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel® Smart Connect Technology [Disabled]
ISCT Configuration [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ISCT configuration. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
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3.5.3
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The SATA
Port items show Empty if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Determines how SATA controller(s)
operate.
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SATA Mode Selection [IDE Mode]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[IDE]
[AHCI]
Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI
(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage
driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage
performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally
optimize the order of commands.
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When
read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning
messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
These items appear only when you set the SATA mode item to [AHCI] and allow you to
enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.5.4
System Agent Configuration
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Main
Back
Ai Tweaker
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ System Agent Configuration >
System Agent Bridge Name
SandyBridge
Memory Remap Feature
Enabled
Enable or disable memory remap above
4G.
> Graphics Configuration
> NB PCIe Configuration
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allow you to enable remapping the memory above 4GB.
Disables this function.
Graphics Configuration
Primary Display [Auto]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [iGPU] [PCIE] [PCI]
iGPU Memory [64M]
Allows you to select the amount of system memory allocated to DVMT 5.0 used by
the iGPU. Configuration options: [32M] [64M] [96M] [128M] ~ [448M] [480M] [512M]
[1024M]
Chapter 3
Render Standby [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the Intel Graphics Render Standby support to reduce the iGPU
power use when idle. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
iGPU Multi-Monitor [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Lucid Virtu Universal MVP support for both the
integrated and discrete graphics. The iGPU shared memory size will be fixed at 64MB.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
NB PCIe Configuration
Allows you to configure the NB PCI Express settings.
PCIEX16_1 Link Speed [Auto]
Allows you to configure the PCIE x16_1 speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1]
[Gen2]
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3.5.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.
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.
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Chapter 3
Legacy USB3.0 Support [Enabled]
Enables the support for USB 3.0 devices on legacy operating systems
(OS).
Disables the function.
Intel xHCI Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to select an operation mode for the Intel xHCI controller. Configuration options:
[Smart Auto] [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
Disables the function.
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3.5.6
Onboard Devices Configuration
Enabled/Disabled Azalia HD Audio
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
Chapter 3
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the High Definition Audio Controller.
Disables the controller.
The following two items appear only when you set the above item to [Enabled].
Front Panel Type [HD]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or highdefinition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio module supports.
[HD]
[AC97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
[HDMI]
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Sets to [SPDIF] for SPDIF audio output.
Sets to [HDMI] for HDMI audio output.
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Realtek LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the Realtek LAN controller.
Disables the controller.
Realtek PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to
enable or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Realtek LAN controller. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
This item functions only if there is a serial port (COM1) connector on the motherboard.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM). Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you
to select the Serial Port base address. Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
[IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]
Parallel Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the parallel port configuration.
Chapter 3
Parallel Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the parallel port (LPT/LPTE).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following two items appear only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to select an optimal setting for Super I/O devices. Configuration
options: [Auto] [IO=378h; IRQ=5;] [IO=378h; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12;] [IO=278h;
IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12;] [IO=3BCh; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12;]
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3.5.7
APM
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
[Power Off]
[Last State]
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was
before the AC power loss.
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Space Bar]
[Ctrl-Esc]
[Power Key]
Disables the Power On by a PS/2 keyboard.
Sets the Space Bar on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system.
Sets the Ctrl+Esc key on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system.
Sets Power key on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature
requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Chapter 3
Power On By PCIE/PCI [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
Intel/Realtek LAN device.
[Enabled]Enables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
Intel/Realtek LAN device.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables Ring to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables Ring to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
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3.5.8
Network Stack
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ Network Stack >
Network stack
Disable Link
Enable/Disable UEFI network stack.
Network Stack [Disable Link]
Enables or disables the UEFI network stack. Configuration options: [Disable Link] [Enable]
The following two items appear only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv4 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enable]
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
Chapter 3
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv6 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enable]
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3.6
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to display the following items:
Chapter 3
CPU Temperature / MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
temperatures. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and chassis fan
speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field
shows N/A. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
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CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to
disable or set the CPU fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust depending on
the CPU temperature.
[Silent]Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
[Manual] Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values range
from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from
20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the CPU fan will operate at
the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
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Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the lower limit of the CPU temperature. The values range
from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from 0%
to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under 40ºC, the CPU fan will operate at the minimum
duty cycle.
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows you
to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
Chassis Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and
allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.
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[Standard]Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis fan automatically adjust depending
on the chassis temperature.
[Silent]Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis fan operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
[Manual] Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set Chassis Fan Profile to [Manual].
Chassis Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values range
from 40ºC to 90ºC.
Chassis Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle. The values range
from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature reaches the upper limit, the chassis fan will
operate at the maximum duty cycle.
Chassis Lower Temperature [40]
Displays the lower limit of the chassis temperature.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle. The values range from
60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature is under 40ºC, the chassis fan will operate at the
minimum duty cycle.
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.
Chapter 3
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Bootup NumLock State [On]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
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[On]
[Off]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the full screen logo display feature.
Disables the full screen logo display feature.
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.
Post Report [5 sec]
This item appears only when the Full Screen Logo item is set to [Disabled] and allows you to
set the waiting time for the system to display the post report. Configuration options: [1 sec] [2
sec] [3 sec] [4 sec] [5 sec] [6 sec] [7 sec] [8 sec] [9 sec] [10 sec] [Until Press ESC]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Disables this function.
The system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed when error occurs.
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Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[Force BIOS]
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
[Keep Current] The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode]Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup
program.
[EZ Mode]
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
UEFI/Legacy Boot [Enable both UEFI and Legacy]
[Enable both UEFI and Legacy]
[Disable UEFI]
Enables both UEFI and Legacy boot.
Enables the Legacy boot, and disables the UEFI boot.
[Disable Legacy]
Enables the UEFI boot, and disables the Legacy boot.
PCI ROM Priority [Legacy ROM]
[Legacy ROM]
[EFI Compatible ROM]
Launches Legacy ROM.
Launches UEFI Compatible ROM.
Boot Option Priorities
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.
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•
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears.
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, press <F8> after POST.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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3.8
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
3.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. Press [Enter] to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 2 screen.
For more details, refer to section 3.10.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.
3.8.2.
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
Back
Exit
Chapter 3
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Tool\ ASUS O.C. Profile >
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
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Label
Allows you to input the label of the setup profile.
Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a
profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your BIOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
3.8.3
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/CPU
configuration and BIOS version.
ASUS SPD Information
Chapter 3
DIMM Slot # [DIMM_A2]
Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the
selected slot. Configuration options: [DIMM_A1] [DIMM_A2] [DIMM_B1] [DIMM_B2]
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3.9
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Yes to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Chapter 3
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to
discard changes and exit.
ASUS EZ Mode
This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available devices that have a filesystem.
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3.10 Updating BIOS
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility, or performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If there
is no problem using the current version of BIOS, DO NOT manually update the BIOS.
Inappropriate BIOS updating may result in the system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions of this chapter to update your BIOS if necessary.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
1.
ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3: Restores the BIOS using the motherboard support DVD or
a USB flash drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
2.
4.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.
ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and backups the BIOS in DOS environment using the
motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need
to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS
Update or BIOS Updater utilities.
3.10.1
ASUS Update utility
Chapter 3
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:
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
Save the current BIOS file
View the BIOS version information
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
Launching ASUS Update
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch ASUS Update by
clicking Update > ASUS Update on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
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.
From the ASUS Update screen, select
Update BIOS from Internet, and
then click Next.
2.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic.
If you want to enable the BIOS
downgradable function and auto
BIOS backup function, check the
checkboxs before the two items on
the screen.
Select the BIOS version that you want to
download. Click Next.
4.
You can decide whether to change
the BIOS boot logo, which is the
image appearing on screen during
the Power‑On Self-Tests (POST).
Click Yes if you want to change the
boot logo or No to continue.
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3.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
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Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
Chapter 3
1.
From the ASUS Update screen,
select Update BIOS from file, and
then click Next.
2.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, click Open, and click Next.
3.
You can decide whether to change
the BIOS boot logo. Click Yes if you
want to change the boot logo or No to
continue.
4.
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Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
•
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual BIOS information
vary by models.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.10.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a
bootable floppy disk or an OS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website
at www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
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2.
4.
5.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.9 Exit Menu for
details.
3.10.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the
BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a
corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains
the BIOS file.
The BIOS file in the motherboard support DVD may be older than the BIOS file published
on the ASUS official website. If you want to use the newer BIOS file, download the file at
support.asus.com and save it to a USB flash drive.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
Chapter 3
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn on the system.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive, or the USB flash drive
containing the BIOS file to the USB port.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility automatically.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS setting. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default
BIOS values.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
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3.10.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or
gets corrupted during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
2.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and
single partition.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at http://
support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS
Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
3.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
Booting the system in DOS environment
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS
Boot Device Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the
optical drive as the boot device.
3. When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by
pressing the item number.
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2.
4.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from
Drive C (optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
PATH: A:\
Note
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3.
Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys
to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file
and prompts you to confirm BIOS update.
4.
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater. Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
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For BIOS Updater version 1.04 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS
prompt after updating BIOS.
•
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See Chaper 3
of your motherboard user manual for details.
•
Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
Chapter 4
Chapter 4:
4.1
Software support
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/ 64-bit XP / 7 / 64-bit 7 operating systems (OS).
Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of
your hardware.
4.2
•
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.
•
Ensure that you install the Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before
installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
4.2.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD into the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Specials menu if
Autorun is enabled in your computer. Click each menu tab and select the items you want to install.
The Drivers menu shows the available
device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary
drivers to use the devices.
The Utilities
menu shows the
applications and
other software that
the motherboard
supports.
The Make Disk menu
contains items to
create the AHCI driver
disk.
The Manual menu contains
the list of supplementary user
manuals. Click an item to open
the folder of the user manual.
Click the Contact
tab to display the
ASUS contact
information.
The Specials tab
contains the unique
features of ASUS
motherboard
Click an item
to install
Chapter 4
Click an icon
to display DVD/
motherboard
information
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals
The software manuals are included in the support DVD. Follow the instructions below to get
the necessary software manuals.
The software manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening the files.
1.
Click the Manual tab. Click ASUS
Motherboard Utility Guide from
the manual list on the left.
2.
The Manual folder of the support
DVD appears. Double-click the
folder of your selected software.
3.
Some software manuals are
provided in different languages.
Double-click the language to
show the software manual.
Chapter 4
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual software manuals
containing in the support DVD vary by models.
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4.2.3
Intel® SBA support
Intel® SBA (Small Business Advantage) is a combination of hardware and software that
provides unique security and productivity capabilities designed for small businesses.
Platform requirements:
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Windows® 7 (32/64bit)
Panther Point PCH with Core™ Ivy Bridge CPU or Sandy Bridge CPU (Chief River/
Maho Bay platforms) with 5MB vPro ME 8.0 firmware load
CPU and chipsets requirements:
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Intel® Core™ i3 with one of these chipsets: QS77, B75
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Intel® Core™ i5 with one of these chipsets: QS77, B75
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Intel® Core™ i5 with one of these chipsets: QS77, B75, Q77
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Intel® Core™ i7 with one of these chipsets: QS77, B75, Q77
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The Intel® Management Engine software kit must be installed (The Local
Manageability Service and the Intel® Management Engine Interface must be installed
and running.)
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Local Administrator rights on the target machine
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Intel® Core™ i7 with one of these chipsets: QS77, B75
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4.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support DVD have wizards that will conveniently guide you
through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came with the software
application for more information.
4.3.1
AI Suite II
AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.
Installing AI Suite II
To install AI Suite II on your computer
1.
2.
3.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your
computer has enabled the Autorun feature.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite II.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation.
Using AI Suite II
AI Suite II automatically starts when you enter the Windows® operating system (OS). The AI
Suite II icon appears in the Windows® notification area. Click the icon to open the AI Suite II
main menu bar.
Click each button to select and launch a utility, to monitor the system, to update the motherboard
BIOS, to display the system information, and to customize the settings of AI Suite II.
Click to customize
the interface settings
Click to show the
system information
Click to update the motherboard BIOS
Click to monitor sensors
or CPU frequency
Click to select a utility
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Shortcut to the Auto Tuning
Mode under TurboV EVO
•
The applications in the Tool menu vary with models.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website
at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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The Auto Tuning button appears only on models with the TurboV EVO function.
•
The screeshots of AI Suite II in this user manual are for reference only. The actual
screenshots vary with models.
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4.3.2
DIGI+ VRM
ASUS DIGI+ VRM allows you to adjust VRM voltage and frequency modulation to enhance
reliability and stability. It also provides the highest power efficiency, generating less heat to
longer component lifespan and minimize power loss.
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch DIGI+ VRM by
clicking Tool > DIGI+ VRM on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
1
4
2
5
3
6
7
Application helps
Apply all changes immediately
Undo all changes without
applying
Items Function description
2
3
4
5
CPU Load-line Calibration
It allows you to adjust the voltage settings and control the system temperature. Higher load-line
calibration could get higher voltage and good overclocking performance but increases the CPU
and VRM thermal.
CPU Current Capability
CPU Current Capability provides wider total power range for overclocking. A higher value
setting gets higher VRM power consumption delivery.
VRM Fixed Frequency Mode
Switching frequency will affect the VRM transient response and component thermal. Higher
frequency gets quicker transient response.
iGPU Load-line Calibration
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM specifications, and affects the iGPU voltage. The iGPU
working voltage will decrease proportionally to integrated graphics loading. A higher value can
get a higher iGPU voltage, and a good performance, but increases the CPU and VRM thermal
conditions.
iGPU Current Capability
A higher value brings a wider total iGPU power range and extends the overclocking frequency
range simultaneously to enhance the iGPU performance.
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CPU Power Phase Control
Increase phase number under heavy system loading to get more transient and better thermal
performance. Reduce phase number under light system loading to increase VRM efficiency.
7
CPU Power Duty Control
CPU Power Duty Control adjusts the current of every VRM phase and the thermal of every
phase component.
•
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
•
Do not remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
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Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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TurboV EVO
ASUS TurboV EVO introduces TurboV that allows you to manually adjust the CPU frequency
and related voltages as well as Auto Tuning function that offers automatic and easy
overlocking and system level up. After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support
DVD, launch TurboV EVO by clicking Tool > TurboV EVO on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
TurboV
TurboV allows you to overclock the BCLK frequency, CPU voltage, and DRAM Bus voltage in
WIndows® environment and takes effect in real-time without exiting and rebooting the OS.
Refer to the CPU documentation before adjusting CPU voltage settings. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the
system unstable.
For system stability, all changes made in TurboV will not be saved to BIOS settings and
will not be kept on the next system boot. Use the Save Profile function to save your
customized overclocking settings and manually load the profile after Windows starts.
Manual Mode
Load profile
Target values
Current values
Click to show more
settings
Auto Tuning Mode
Save the current
settings as a new
profile
Voltage
Adjustment bars
Undoes all changes
without applying
Click to restore
all start-up
settings
Applies all changes
immediately
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Using Advanced Mode
Click the Advanced Mode tab to adjust the advanced voltage settings.
Advanced mode
Voltage
Adjustment bars
Current values
Undoes all changes
without applying
Click to restore
all start-up
settings
Applies all changes
immediately
Target values
Using GPU Boost
Click the GPU Boost tab to manually adjust the GPU Boost settings.
•
ASUS GPU Boost is available only when you install the VGA driver from the
motherboard support DVD.
•
For system stability, all changes made in ASUS GPU Boost will not be saved to the
BIOS settings and will not be kept on the next system boot. Use the Save Profile
function to save your customized overclocking settings and manually load the profile
after Windows starts.
Click to save your
overclocking settings
CPU Ratio
Adjustment slider
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Start-up values
Target values
Applies all changes
immediately
Undoes all changes without applying
Click to restore all start-up settings
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4.3.4
EPU
EPU is an energy-efficient tool that satisfies different computing needs. This utility provides
several modes that you can select to save system power. Selecting Auto mode will have the
system shift modes automatically according to current system status. You can also customize
each mode by configuring settings like CPU frequency, GPU frequency, vCore Voltage, and
Fan Control.
Launching EPU
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch EPU by clicking
Tool > EPU on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Displays the following message
if no VGA power saving engine is
detected.
Multiple system operating modes
Displays current mode
The items lighting up
means power saving
engine is activated
Displays the amount
of CO2 reduced
*Shifts between the
display of Total and
Current CO2 reduced
Displays the current
CPU power
Advanced settings for each mode
Displays the system
properties of each mode
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Select From EPU Installation to show the CO2 that has been reduced since you
installed EPU.
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Select From the Last Reset to show the total CO2 that has been reduced.
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Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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FAN Xpert
Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speeds according
to different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different
geographic regions and your PC’s system loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles
offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
Launching FAN Xpert
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch FAN Xpert by clicking
Tool > Fan Xpert on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using FAN Xpert
Click Fan Name to select a fan and then click Setting to select a preset mode for your
selected fan.
Click to select a fan type
Click to select a fan profile
Click to apply the settings
Click to discard the settings
Fan setting
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Disable: disables the Fan Xpert function.
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Silent: minimizes fan speed for quiet fan operation.
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Standard: adjusts fan speed in a moderate pattern.
Turbo: maximizes the fan speed for the best cooling effect.
User: Allows you to configure the CPU fan profile under certain limitations.
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Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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Probe II
Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects and alerts you
of any problem with these components. Probe II senses fan rotations, CPU temperature,
and system voltages, among others. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is
always at a healthy operating condition.
Launching Probe II
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch Probe II by clicking
Tool > Probe II on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Configuring Probe II
Click the Voltage/Temperature/Fan Speed tabs to activate the sensors or to adjust the
sensor threshold values. The Preference tab allows you to customize the time interval of
sensor alerts, or change the temperature unit.
Saves your
configuration
Loads your saved
configuration
Loads the default threshold
values for each sensor
Applies your changes
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Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.7
Sensor Recorder
Sensor Recorder monitors the changes in the system voltage, temperature, and fan speed on
a timeline. The History Record function allows you to designate specific time spans on record
to keep track of the three system statuses for certain purposes.
Launching Sensor Recorder
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch Sensor Recorder by
clicking Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using Sensor Recorder
Click on Voltage/ Temperature/ Fan Speed tabs for the status you want to monitor. Colored
lines will automatically appear on the diagram to indicate the immediate changes in the
system status.
Using History Record
1.
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3.
3.
Click the History Record tab and adjust the settings on the left for Record Interval,
and Record Duration according to need.
Click Start recording to start measurement and recording of each sensor.
To stop recording, click Recording again.
To track the recorded contents, set Type / Date / Select display items to display the
history details.
Click on Monitor > Sensor on the AI Suite II main menu bar and a highlight of the system
statuses will appear on the right panel.
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4.3.8
USB 3.0 Boost
The ASUS exclusive USB 3.0 Boost provides speed boost for USB 3.0 devices. With USB 3.0
Boost, you can accelerate the transfer speed of your USB 3.0 devices with ease.
Launching USB 3.0 Boost
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch USB 3.0 Boost by
clicking Tool > USB 3.0 Boost on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Configuring USB 3.0 Boost
1.
2.
3.
Connect a USB 3.0 device to the USB 3.0 port.
USB 3.0 Boost automatically detects the property of the connected device and
switches to Turbo mode.
You can manually switch the USB 3.0 mode back to Normal mode at any time.
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.9
ASUS Update
ASUS Update lays out the options for updating BIOS on your system. Update BIOS utility
on your system or simply save the utility for later use just by following the directions on this
convenient updating feature.
Launching ASUS Update
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch ASUS Update by
clicking Update > ASUS Update on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using ASUS Update
Select the way you would like to do with the BIOS utility. Click on Next and follow the
instructions to complete your request.
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•
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Update BIOS from Internet
Download the latest BIOS utility from the ASUS service website (www.asus.com) and
follow the suggested procedures to update the BIOS version on your system.
Download BIOS from Internet
Download the latest BIOS utility from the ASUS service website (www.asus.com) and
save for later use.
Update BIOS from file
Use the BIOS utility demanded from a source file to update the BIOS version on your
system.
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There may be risks of system crash when updating BIOS. Backing up the original BIOS
utility is recommended before updating.
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MyLogo2
This MyLogo utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the image that appears
on screen during the Power‑On‑Self-Tests (POST). Personalize your computer from the very
beginning!
Launching ASUS Update
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch MyLogo by clicking
Update > MyLogo on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using MyLogo
Select the way you would like to do update your boot logo. Then click Next and follow the
given instructions.
Change the BIOS boot logo of my motherboard
1.
Under Current BIOS, click Browse and choose the desired image for your boot logo.
Then click on Next.
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2.
Click on Auto Tune to adjust image size compatibility or adjust the resolution bar.
4. Click on Flash to start updating the image to the boot logo.
3.
5.
You can click on Booting Preview to preview the boot image. Then click Next.
Click on Yes to reboot or you can also see the new logo next time you restart your
computer.
Change the boot logo of a downloaded BIOS file and update (or do not update) this
BIOS to the motherboard
1.
2.
3.
At BIOS File, Browse to download the requested BIOS file to your system. This utility
will help you detect the compatibility of the BIOS version.
Then at Picture File, Browse to select the desired image for boot logo. Click Next.
Follow steps 2~5 in Change the BIOS boot logo of my motherboard to complete
logo update.
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The fullscreen logo application in BIOS utility must be enabled for MyLogo to take effect.
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4.3.11
Audio configurations
The Realtek audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio
experience on your computer. The software provides Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF Out
support, and interrupt capability. The CODEC also includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ®
(Universal Audio Jack) technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors, and
giving users plug and play convenience.
®
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that
came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, you will find
the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon on the taskbar. Doubleclick on the icon to display the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Realtek HD Audio Manager
A. Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows® 7™
Configuration option tabs (vary with the audio devices connected)
Device advanced
settings
Exit button
Minimize button
Information button
Control settings
Set default device buttons
Connector settings
Analog and digital connector status
B.
Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows XP
Configuration
options
Control settings
window
Exit button
Minimize button
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Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
Due to Intel® B75 platform does not support Windows® Vista™, Realtek HD Audio driver is only supported by Windows® 7™/Windows® XP™.
To play Blu-Ray disc, make sure to use an HDCP compliant monitor.
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4.4
Introduction to Intel® 2012 Desktop
responsiveness technologies
This document details the overview of the installation and configuration procedures of the
Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies.
Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies feature these technologies:
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Intel® Rapid Start Technology
•
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
4.4.1
System Requirements for Intel® 2012 Desktop
responsiveness technologies
In order for the system to run smoothly for the Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness, you must
meet the following requirements:
1. CPU:
Intel® 3rd/2nd generation Core Processor family
2. OS:
Windows® 7 operating systems
3. SSD:
One dedicated SSD (Solid State Disk) to support Intel ® Rapid Start Technology
is necessary.
Refer to the SSD Capacity Requirements table for the information of SSD size, partition
capacity, and system memory requirements.
4. HDD:
At least one HDD (Hard Disk Drive) for the system OS drive.
5. DRAM:
To enable Intel® Rapid Start Technology, DRAM size smaller than 8GB is
required.
SSD Capacity Requirements
Intel® Rapid Start
System DRAM
2GB
4GB
8GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
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The SSD used for Intel® Rapid Start is not allowed for creating RAID.
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Due to OS behavior, Intel® Rapid Start Technology works inefficiently with over 4G
system memory under Windows® 7 32-bit operating system.
•
Only Intel® internal SATA ports (gray and blue) support Intel® 2012 Desktop
responsiveness technologies.
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4.4.2
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology allows you to quickly resume your computer from sleep mode.
Saving your computer’s system memory to the configured SSD provides a faster wake-up
response time, but keeps the energy in a low profile.
• Before applying Intel® Rapid Start Technology, go to Advanced Mode > Advanced >
PCH Configuration in BIOS item, and enable Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
• Ensure to follow the procedure Creating a partition precisely to enable the Intel Rapid
Start function. Error message appears if you install the Intel® Rapid Start Utility before
creating a partition.
Creating a partition
• Ensure to backup your data before using the Microsoft partition tool. Incorrect
partitioning process will result to data loss.
• Adjusting the DRAM to a high frequency will result to unstable system performance.
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1.
Go to Start, right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
2.
Select the SSD that you want to create the partition.
3.
Right click the New Volume
that you want to shrink from,
and select Shrink Volume.
4.
If your SSD is not initialized and
unformatted:
a.Right click the disk that
you want to create the
partition, and select
Initialize.
b.Right click the unallocated volume, select New Simple Volume, and follow the
remaining steps.
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5.
Key in the required partition
size, and must be equal to
the system DRAM memory
(1GB = 1024MB). Click
Shrink.
Go to Start > Control Panel
> System and Security
> System, and check the
DRAM size information.
The unallocated volume is
allocated to the selected
disk.
6.
To launch the disk partitioning tool, click Start > Programs > Accessories >
Command Prompt tool.
7.
Type diskpart and press Enter.
8.
In the diskpart prompt, type
list disk after DISKPART,
and press Enter. Select the disk
with the unallocated volume by
typing select disk x (x = disk
number), and press Enter.
• The value “x” refers to a disk number where you created the unallocated partition.
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• Refer to step 5 for details about the unallocated disk space in the SSD.
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9.
Type create partition
primary, and press Enter.
10. After creating a primary
partition, type detail
disk, and press Enter
to view the details of the
partitioned disk.
11.
Select the RAW volume
which has the same size
as the shrinked volume,
type select volume x
(x = number), and press
Enter to store the Intel®
Rapid Start partition.
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to create the store partition.
12. Type set id=84 override, press Enter, and wait for the “shrinking process” until
the Disk Management utility identifies a new partition called Hibernation Partition.
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The Hibernation Partition does not appear when you choose “GPT (GUID Partition Table
store type”. Ensure the “Unallocated” disappears from the volume, and a new partition is
identified.
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13. Reboot the system after creating the partition.
The partition for Intel® Rapid Start Technology is incomplete if the computer is not rebooted,
and this results to function failure of Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
Enabling and disabling the Intel® Rapid Start Technology under the
OS
Install the Intel® Rapid Start Technology first from your support DVD in order to launch the
Intel® Rapid Start Manager.
After creating the partition, launch the Intel® Rapid Start Manager to enable or disable the
Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
Click the Show hidden icons arrow from the right side
of the task bar, and click Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Manager icon.
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Tick On in the Status field to enable the function, and click Save.
Select and click to enable or
disable the function
Click to enable or disable
battery saving mode. This
function only applies to
notebooks.
Click to enable or disable the timer. When enabled, move the scroll
bar to the desired time. When the system is idle for more than the time
period you set, the system automatically goes into the Intel® Rapid Start
mode. Default time is 10 minutes.
Click to save the
settings made.
Click to cancel the
settings made.
Recovering the partition
This procedure allows you to delete the Intel® Rapid Start Technology from your system, and
recover the partition you made for the Intel Rapid® Start Technology installation.
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1.
Run the Command Prompt tool.
2.
Type diskpart and press Enter.
3.
At the diskpart prompt, type
list disk after DISKPART,
and press Enter.
4.
Select the disk (SSD)
where the Intel® Rapid Start
Technology is installed for
volume recovery, type select
disk x (x = number), and
press Enter.
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to delete the store partition.
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5.
Type list partition,
press Enter, and select the
partition where the Intel®
Rapid Start Technology is
installed by typing select
partition x (x = number),
and press Enter.
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to delete the store partition.
6.
Type delete partition override, and press Enter. The diskpart utility deletes
the selected partition.
In the desktop, click Start, right-click Computer, and click Manage.
In the Computer Management window, click
Disk Management, right click the shrinked
new volume, and select Extend Volume.
9.
As the Extend Volume Wizard appears,
click Next.
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10. Click Next after selecting the default
selected disk.
11.
Extend volume setup is completed. Click Finish to recover the Intel® Rapid Start
Technology partition.
12. Reboot the system after deleting the partition.
13. Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > to remove the
Intel® Rapid Start Manager for the complete deletion of Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
4.4.3
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
The Intel Smart Connect Technology is a feature that provides the latest content updates
and energy efficiency to your computer’s platform.
Once installed and activated, the Intel® Smart Connect Technology periodically wakes up the
system from sleep mode, performs user state gathering, and initiates re-entry to sleeping
mode to wake-up after a set time interval.
®
• Intel® Smart Connect Technology supports Windows® Live Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and
Seesmic applications.
• It is necessary to enable the items of the PCH Configuration in the BIOS before applying
the Intel® Smart Connect Technology. Go to Advanced Mode > Advanced > PCH
Configuration, and enable the Intel® Smart Connect Technology.
Installing the Intel® Smart Connect Technology
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1.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive.
2.
Go to Utilities, and click Intel® Smart Connect Technology.
3.
As the setup wizard appears, click Next to begin the setup.
4.
Tick I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and click Next.
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5.
Select all and click Next for
Custom Setup.
6.
Click Install to proceed the installation.
7.
Click Yes to restart your system, and for the newly installed Intel® Smart Connect
Technology to take effect.
Using the Intel® Smart Connect Technology
• Before the system goes to sleep mode, ensure to keep your applications on the desktop,
and enter the applications, passwords.
• Ensure that the internet is in connection when enabling the Intel® Smart Connect
Technology.
1.
Click Start > All Programs > Intel > Intel® Smart Connect Technology.
2.
In the Basic tab, click Enable Updating. When enabled, the Advanced tab is
available for advanced function settings.
The Advanced tab is activated
when updating is enabled
Click to configure
the basic settings
Click to enable or
disable the function
Click to view version information
and help topics
When updating is
enabled, click to reset
all settings to default.
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When the scroll bar
is activated, adjust
the waking up time
period for Internet data
update.
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3.
To disable the
updating function, click
Disable Updating.
Clicking this button
automatically disables
the configuration in the
Advanced tab. To reset
to defaults, click Reset
All to Defaults.
4.
In the Advanced tab,
set up the schedule
during low power usage
time period for power
saving. This setting
only applies to the
assigned time period.
5.
In the Help tab, click About to view the feature’s version. Click Topics to learn more
about the Intel® Smart Connect Technology and its configuration.
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Chapter 5
Chapter 5:
Multiple GPU technology support
5.1
ATI® CrossFireX™ technology
The motherboard supports the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to install
multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the installation procedures in
this section.
5.1.1
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•
•
Requirements
In Dual CrossFireX mode, you should have two identical CrossFireX-ready graphics
cards or one CrossFireX-ready dual-GPU graphics card that are ATI® certified.
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the ATI CrossFireX technology.
Download the latest driver from the AMD website at www.amd.com.
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system. See Chapter 2 for details.
5.1.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal environment.
•
Visit the ATI Game website (http://game.amd.com) for the latest certified graphics card
and the supported 3D application list.
Before you begin
For ATI CrossFireX to work properly, you have to uninstall all existing graphics card drivers
before installing ATI CrossFireX graphics cards to your system.
To uninstall existing graphics card drivers:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Close all current applications.
For Windows® XP, go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
For Windows® 7, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.
Select your current graphics card driver/s.
For Windows® XP, select Add/Remove.
For Windows® 7, select Uninstall.
Turn off your computer.
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Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard
layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same.
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2.
3.
4.
Prepare two CrossFireX-ready graphics
cards.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 2 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Align and firmly insert the CrossFireX
bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the
connector is firmly in place.
CrossFireX bridge
(bundled with
graphics cards)
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goldfingers
Connect two independent auxiliary power
sources from the power supply to the two
graphics cards separately.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
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5.1.4
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
5.1.5
Chapter 5
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the ATI® CrossFireX™
technology. Download the latest driver from the AMD website at www.amd.com.
Enabling the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the CrossFireX™ feature
through the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center in Windows environment.
Launching the ATI Catalyst Control Center
To launch the ATI Catalyst Control Center:
1.
Right-click on the Windows® desktop and select
Catalyst(TM) Control Center. You can also
right-click the ATI icon in the Windows notification
area and select Cayalist Control Center.
2.
The Catalyst Control Center Setup
Assistant appears when the system
detects the existance of multi-graphics
cards. Click Go to continue to the
Catalyst Control Center Advanced
View window.
Enabling Dual CrossFireX
technology
1.
2.
3.
4.
2
In the Catalyst Control Center window,
click Graphics Settings > CrossFireX >
Configure.
From the Graphics Adapter list, select
the graphics card to act as the display
GPU.
3
1
Select Enable CrossFireX.
Click Apply, and then click OK to exit
the window.
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5.2
LucidLogix Virtu MVP
Chapter 5
LucidLogix Virtu MVP allows your computer’s VGA output and discrete graphic cards
to perform better, respond faster and process media files smoother within a low power
environment. Its GPU virtualization assigns tasks to the best available graphic source while
the newly-designed Virtual Vsync gives you a smoother gaming experience.
5.2.1
•
LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows 7® operating systems.
•
Intel® Quick Sync Video feature is supported by the 3rd/2nd generation Intel®
Core™ processor family.
•
iGPU Multi-Monitor support option must be enabled in BIOS and install
both Intel® Graphics Accelerator, and graphics card driver before installing
LucidLogix Virtu MVP from ASUS support DVD. Refer to 3.5.4 System
Configuration for details.
•
Hyperformance® and Virtual Sync are enabled when using more than one
discrete GPU at the same time.
•
Supports NVIDIA® GF4xx/5xx series and AMD® HD5xxx/6xxx series graphic
cards.
•
We do not recommended to use LucidLogix Virtu MVP under RAID mode.
Installing LucidLogix Virtu MVP
To install LucidLogix Virtu MVP:
1.
Insert the support DVD in the optical drive. The ASUS Support Wizard appears if your
computer has enabled the Autorun feature.
2.
Click the Utilites tab, then click LucidLogix Virtu MVP Software.
3.
Follow the succeeding onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
After you successfully installed the LucidLogix Virtu MVP, the LucidLogix Virtu MVP icon
appears in the notification area.
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5.2.2
Setting up your display
Chapter 5
LucidLogix Virtu MVP solution comes with two distinct modes that allows you to enjoy better
graphics either from your built-in video output (i-Mode) or from a discrete graphics card
(d-Mode).
i-Mode
To use LucidLogix Virtu MVP in i-Mode, the display must be connected to the onboard video
output.
Ensure to set the Primary Display to iGPU in BIOS to activate i-Mode support.
d-Mode
To use LucidLogix Virtu MVP in d-Mode, the display must be connected to the installed
graphics card.
•
Ensure to set the Primary Display to PCIE or PCIE/PCI in BIOS to enable
d-Mode support.
•
d-Mode is recommended for an enhanced 3D gaming performance.
d-Mode (VGA output from
discrete graphics card)
i-Mode (VGA output
from motherboard)
The motherboard’s IO ports and discrete graphic card is for reference only and may vary in
different models.
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5.2.3
Configuring LucidLogix Virtu MVP
Chapter 5
Launch the Virtu MVP Control Panel to allow you to configure the main features, adjust the
performance settings and select applications for graphical virtualization.
To open the control panel, right-click LucidLogix Virtu MVP icon in the notification area and
select Open Virtu MVP Control Panel.
LucidLogix Virtu MVP is automatically activated when your system is powered on. Select
Remove from system tray if you want to remove LucidLogix Virtu MVP icon from the
notification area.
Main
Allows you to turn ON/OFF the GPU virtualization. Also from the Main tab, you can set to
show or hide the In-Game icon.
Click to turn ON/OFF the LucidLogix Virtu MVP
Click to restore to default
settings
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Tick to show icon
in system tray
Select display
option for In-Game
icon
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Performance
Chapter 5
Allows you to turn ON/OFF the Hyperformance® or Virtual Vsync function.
Click to turn
Hyperformance®
ON or OFF
Click to turn
Virtual Vsync
ON or OFF
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Applications
Allows you to select applications for graphic virtualization.
Chapter 5
Click to select a program to run by
discrete card, iGPU, or Hyperformance®
Click to add, edit, or remove programs
See the descriptions of these columns below:
•
D column allows you to run applications with the discrete graphic card. Select D to
enable 3D graphical performance for that application.
•
I column allows to run applications with iGPU. Select I for applications with media
extensive performance.
•
H column allows you to run applications with Hyperformance®. Tick H to enhance
graphical performance for that application.
Actual graphical performance varies with the application used and graphics card installed.
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