User Guide
Motherboard
P4G800-V
E1352
Checklist
Revised Edition V2
June 2003
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Contents
Features
Notices ............................................................................................ v
Safety information .......................................................................... vi
About this guide ............................................................................. vii
ASUS contact information ............................................................ viii
P4G800-V specifications summary ................................................ ix
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
Welcome! ........................................................................... 1-2
Package contents ............................................................... 1-2
Special features .................................................................. 1-2
Motherboard components .................................................. 1-4
Motherboard layout ............................................................ 1-7
Before you proceed ............................................................ 1-8
Motherboard installation ..................................................... 1-9
1.7.1 Placement direction ............................................... 1-9
1.7.2 Screw holes ........................................................... 1-9
1.8 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ......................................... 1-10
1.8.1 Overview .............................................................. 1-10
1.8.2 Installing the CPU .................................................1-11
1.9 System memory ............................................................... 1-12
1.9.1 Memory configurations ........................................ 1-12
1.9.2 Installing a DIMM ................................................. 1-14
1.10 Expansion slots ................................................................ 1-15
1.10.1 Standard interrupt assignments ........................... 1-15
1.10.2 IRQ assignments for this motherboard ................ 1-15
1.10.3 PCI slots .............................................................. 1-16
1.10.4 AGP slot ............................................................... 1-16
1.11 Jumper ............................................................................. 1-17
1.12 Connectors ....................................................................... 1-18
Chapter 2: BIOS information
2.1
2.2
Managing and updating your BIOS .................................... 2-2
2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ............................. 2-2
2.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ...................... 2-2
2.1.3 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS ............ 2-4
BIOS Setup program .......................................................... 2-5
2.2.1 BIOS menu screen ................................................ 2-6
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Contents
Safeguards
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.2.2 Menu bar ................................................................ 2-6
2.2.3 Navigation keys ..................................................... 2-6
2.2.4 Menu items ............................................................ 2-7
2.2.5 Sub-menu items ..................................................... 2-7
2.2.6 Configuration fields ................................................ 2-7
2.2.7 Pop-up window ...................................................... 2-7
2.2.8 Scroll bar ................................................................ 2-7
2.2.9 General help .......................................................... 2-7
Main menu .......................................................................... 2-8
2.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx] ....................................... 2-8
2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] ............................... 2-8
2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.] ......................... 2-8
2.3.4 Primary/Secondary/Third/Fourth
IDE Master/Slave ................................................... 2-9
2.3.5 IDE Configuration ................................................ 2-10
2.3.6 System Information .............................................. 2-12
Advanced menu ............................................................... 2-13
2.4.1 CPU Configuration ............................................... 2-13
2.4.2 Chipset ................................................................. 2-14
2.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration ........................... 2-16
2.4.4 PCI PnP ............................................................... 2-18
2.4.5 USB Configuration ............................................... 2-20
Power menu ..................................................................... 2-22
2.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto] .......................................... 2-22
2.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No] ....................... 2-22
2.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support [No] ......................................... 2-22
2.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] ............................. 2-22
2.5.5 BIOS -> AML ACPI Table [Enabled] ..................... 2-22
2.5.6 APM Configuration ............................................... 2-23
2.5.7 Hardware Monitor ................................................ 2-25
Boot menu ........................................................................ 2-26
2.6.1 Boot Device Priority ............................................. 2-26
2.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 2-27
2.6.3 Security ................................................................ 2-28
Exit menu ......................................................................... 2-31
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
3.2
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Install an operating system ................................................. 3-2
Support CD information ...................................................... 3-2
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal
cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the
existing system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension
cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying
to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. The ASUS websites are listed in the
ASUS Contact Information on page viii.
2. Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Address:
General Tel:
General Fax:
General Email:
150 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2894-3449
info@asus.com.tw
Technical Support
MB/Others (Tel):
Notebook (Tel):
Desktop/Server (Tel):
Support Fax:
Web Site:
+886-2-2890-7121 (English)
+886-2-2890-7122 (English)
+886-2-2890-7123 (English)
+886-2-2890-7698
www.asus.com.tw
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address:
General Fax:
General Email:
44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA
+1-502-933-8713
tmd1@asus.com
Technical Support
Support Fax:
General Support:
Notebook Support:
Web Site:
Support Email:
+1-502-933-8713
+1-502-995-0883
+1-510-739-3777 x5110
usa.asus.com
tsd@asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address:
General Email:
General Fax:
Harkortstr. 25, 40880 Ratingen, BRD, Germany
sales@asuscom.de (for marketing requests only)
+49-2102-9599-31
Technical Support
Support Hotlines:
Support Fax:
Support Email:
Web Site:
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(Notebook PC) +49-2102-959910
+49-2102-959911
www.asuscom.de/support (for online support)
www.asuscom.de
P4G800-V specifications summary
CPU
Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4/Northwood
with speeds up to 3.4+GHz
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
New power design supports next generation Intel Prescott CPU
Chipset
Intel 865G GMCH
Intel ICH5
Front Side Bus (FSB)
800/533/400 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 4GB memory
Supports PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 unbuffered
non-ECC DDR DIMMs
VGA
Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 integrated in Intel 865G chipset
Expansion slots
1 x AGP 8X/4X
6 x PCI
Storage
2 x UltraDMA 100/66/33 connectors
2 x Serial ATA connectors
Audio
Realtek ALC650 6-channel audio CODEC
LAN
Realtek 8101L Fast Ethernet controller
Special features
ASUS MyLogo2
ASUS EZ Flash
Wake-on-Ring/LAN/USB/Keyboard/Mouse
Suspend-to-RAM (STR)
Suspend-to-Disk (STD)
HW monitoring
SMSC LPC47M192 supports fan sensors, and temperature
and voltage monitoring
Rear panel I/O
1 x Parallel port
1 x Serial port
1 x VGA port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
Line In/Line Out/Microphone ports
Internal I/O
2 x USB 2.0 connector for 4 additional USB ports
CPU/Chassis fan connectors
20-pin/4-pin ATX 12V power connectors
CD/AUX connectors
10-1 pin front panel connector
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P4G800-V specifications summary
BIOS features
4Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, ACPI, PnP, DMI2.0, Trend Chip
Away Virus (TCAV), ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS MyLogo2
Industry standard
PCI 2.2, USB 2.0/1.1
Manageability
DMI 2.0, WOL/WOR by PME, SMBus
Power Requirement
ATX power supply (with 4-pin 12V plug)
Form Factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
Support CD contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS LiveUpdate
Trend Micro™ PC-cillin 2002 anti-virus software
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
This chapter describes the features of the
P4G800-V motherboard. It includes brief
descriptions of the motherboard components,
and illustrations of the layout, jumper settings,
and connectors.
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying the ASUS® P4G800-V motherboard!
The ASUS P4G800-V motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest
technologies making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality
motherboards!
The P4G800-V incorporates the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor in 478-pin package
coupled with the Intel® 865G chipset to set a new benchmark for an effective
desktop platform solution.
Supporting up to 4GB of system memory with PC3200/2700/2100/1600 DDR
SDRAM, high-resolution graphics via Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 and an AGP 8X
slot, Serial ATA support, USB 2.0, and 6-channel audio features, the P4G800-V is
your affordable vehicle to enter the world of computing!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your P4G800-V package for the following items.
ASUS P4G800-V motherboard
ASUS P4G800-V series support CD
UltraDMA 100/66 cable
Floppy disk cable
I/O shield
Bag of extra jumper caps
User Guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.3
Special features
Latest processor technology
The motherboard supports the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with 512KB L2 cache and
an 800/533/400 MHz system bus. The CPU features the Intel Hyper-Threading
Technology and a new power design that allows up to 3.4GHz core frequencies.
The motherboard will also support the next generation Intel Prescott CPU when
available. See page 1-11.
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Dual-channel DDR400 memory support
The motherboard supports up to 4GB of system memory using PC3200/2700/2100
non-ECC DDR DIMMs to deliver up to 6.4GB/s data transfer rate for the latest 3D
graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. See page 1-13.
Serial ATA technology
The motherboard bundles the new Serial ATA technology through the SATA
interfaces onboard. The SATA specification allows for thinner, more flexible cables
with lower pin count, reduced voltage requirement, up to 150 MB/s data transfer
rate, and software compatibility with the legacy Parallel ATA. See page 1-22.
Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2
The Intel® 865G chipset integrates the Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 architecture to
deliver realistic 3D/2D graphics with sharp images, fast rendering, smooth motion,
and clearly defined details. This unique architecture balances the memory usage
between graphics and the system for optimal performance. See page 1-5.
AGP 8X support
The motherboard also mounts an AGP 8X interface (a.k.a. AGP 3.0), offering a
2.1GB/s bandwidth. The slot supports the ASUS DVI card that includes TV, LCD,
and digital video output ports. See page 1-17.
ASUS MyLogo2
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and add
style to your system with customizable boot logos. The ASUS MyLogo2 is
automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from Utilities menu
in the support CD. See page 3-4.
ASUS EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even before
loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or boot from a
floppy disk. See page 2-4.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the new Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, extending the connection speed from 12 Mbps on USB 1.1 to a fast
480 Mbps on USB 2.0. See pages 1-5 and 1-27.
6-channel digital audio
The Realtek ALC650 AC’97 audio CODEC is onboard to provide 6-channel audio
playback for 5.1 surround sound and over 90dB dynamic range.
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1.4
Motherboard components
Before you install the motherboard, learn about its major components and
available features to facilitate the installation and future upgrades. Refer to the
succeeding pages for the component descriptions.
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4
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ATX 12V connector. This power connector connects the 4-pin 12V plug from
the ATX 12V power supply.
2
CPU socket. A 478-pin surface mount, Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket for
the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor, with 800/533/400 MHz system bus that allows
6.4GB/s, 4.3GB/s, and 3.2GB/s data transfer rates, respectively.
3
North bridge controller. The Intel® 865G Graphics Memory Controller Hub
(GMCH) provides the processor interface with 800/533/400 MHz frequency,
system memory interface at 400/333/266MHz operation, and 1.5V AGP
interface that supports AGP 3.0 specification including 8X Fast Write protocol.
The GMCH interconnects to the south bridge ICH5 via the Intel® proprietary
Hub Interface.
4
DDR DIMM sockets. These four 184-pin DIMM sockets support up to 4GB
system memory using unbuffered non-ECC PC3200/2700/2100 DDR DIMMs.
5
Floppy disk connector. This connector accommodates the provided ribbon
cable for the floppy disk drive. One side of the connector is slotted to prevent
incorrect insertion of the floppy disk cable.
6
Super I/O controller. This SMSC Low Pin Count (LPC) interface provides the
commonly used Super I/O functionality. The chipset supports a highperformance floppy disk controller for a 360K/720K/1.44M/2.88M floppy disk
drive, a multi-mode parallel port, two standard compatible UARTs, and a Flash
ROM interface.
7
ATX power connector. This 20-pin connector connects to an ATX power
supply. The power supply must have at least 1A on the +5V standby lead
(+5VSB).
8
IDE connectors. These dual-channel bus master IDE connectors support
Ultra DMA100/66, PIO Modes 3 & 4 IDE devices. Both the primary (blue) and
secondary (black) connectors are slotted to prevent incorrect insertion of the
IDE ribbon cable.
9
Flash ROM. This 4Mb firmware contains the programmable BIOS program.
10
SATA connectors. These connectors support Serial ATA HDDs and allow
up to 150MB/s data transfer rate using thin 4-conductor SATA cables.
11
South bridge controller. The fifth-generation Intel I/O Controller Hub (ICH5)
is a subsystem that integrates various I/O functions including 2-channel
ATA100 bus master IDE controller, SATA controller, up to eight USB 2.0/1.1
ports, I/O APIC, SMBus 2.0 controller, LPC interface, AC’97 2.2 interface, and
PCI 2.2 interface. The ICH5 also contains the necessary arbitration and
buffering for efficient utilization of these interfaces.
12
PCI slots. These 32-bit PCI 2.2 expansion slots support bus master PCI
cards like SCSI or LAN cards with 133MB/s maximum throughput.
13
Audio CODEC. The Realtek ALC650 is an AC’97 CODEC that allows
6-channel audio playback.
14
LAN controller. This Realtek RTL8101L LAN controller supports
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX networking.
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AGP 8X slot. This Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot supports 1.5V AGP
8X/4X mode graphics cards for 3D graphical applications.
16
PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
17
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
18
RJ-45 port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
19
Line In jack. This Line In (light blue) jack connects a tape player or other
audio sources. In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Bass/
Center.
20
Line Out jack. This Line Out (lime) jack connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Front
Speaker Out.
21
Microphone jack. This Mic (pink) jack connects a microphone. In 6-channel
mode, the function of this jack becomes Rear Speaker Out.
The functions of the Line Out, Line In, and Microphone jacks change when you
select the 6-channel audio configuration as shown in the following table:
Audio 2, 4 or 6-channel configuration
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
1-6
Headphone/
2-Speaker
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
4-Speaker
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
6-Speaker
Bass/Center
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
22
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
23
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
24
Video port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible
devices.
25
Serial port. This 9-pin COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial
devices.
26
PS/2 keyboard port. This purple connector is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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1.5
Motherboard layout
24.5cm (9.6in)
PS/2
0 1 2 3
CHA_FAN1
PCI 1
PCI 2
Audio
Codec
PCI 3
AUX IN
PCI 4
BUZZ1
BATTERY1
Realtek
RTL8101L
FLOPPY1
4 5 6 7
Accelerated Graphics Port
Intel
P31
ICH5
P30
4Mb
BIOS
30.5cm (12.0in)
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
SECONDARY IDE
865G
GMCH
PRIMARY IDE
Intel
ATX12V1
ATX Power Connector
Top:
USB3 RJ-45
USB4
DDR DIMM4 (64-bit, 184-pin module)
Bottom:
P4G800-V
USB12
DDR DIMM3 (64-bit, 184-pin module)
VGA
DDR DIMM2 (64-bit, 184-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
CPU_FAN1
DDR DIMM1 (64-bit, 184-pin module)
Socket 478
COM1
Super
I/O
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
J19
CD IN
USB2
USB1
PCI 5
PCI 6
HPANEL1
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1.6
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
1-8
1.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
2.
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to a metal
object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to
avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
3.
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
4.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
5.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX
power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
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1.7
Motherboard installation
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it. The motherboard uses the ATX form factor
that measures 12 inches x 9.6 inches (30.5 cm x 24.5 cm).
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
1.7.1 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in
the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the
chassis as indicated in the image below.
1.7.2 Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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1.8
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
1.8.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 478-pin Zero Insertion Force (ZIF)
socket. The socket is designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor in the 478-pin
package with 512KB L2 cache. This processor supports 800/533/400MHz front
side bus (FSB), and allows data transfer rates of up to 6.4GB/s. The socket will
also support the Intel Prescott CPU when available.
Gold Mark
Note in the illustration that the CPU has a
gold triangular mark on one corner. This
mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that
should match a specific corner of the
CPU socket.
Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
Notes on Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
1.
This motherboard supports Intel Pentium 4 CPUs with Hyper-Threading
Technology.
2.
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows XP and later
versions only. If you are using any other operating systems, disable the
Hyper-Threading Techonology item in BIOS to ensure system stability and
performance.
3.
It is recommended that you install WinXP Service Pack 1.
4.
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system.
5.
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.com/
info/hyperthreading.
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this motherboard:
1. Buy an Intel Pentium 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology. Install
the CPU.
2. Power up the system and enter BIOS Setup (see Chapter 2). Under the
Advanced Menu, make sure that the item Hyper-Threading Technology is set
to Enabled. The item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports HyperThreading Techonology.
3. Reboot the computer.
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1.8.2 Installing the CPU
Follow these steps to install a CPU.
1. Locate the 478-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard.
2. Unlock the socket by pressing the
lever sideways, then lift it up to a 90°100° angle.
Socket Lever
90 - 100
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted
up to 90°-100° angle, otherwise the
CPU does not fit in completely.
3. Position the CPU above the socket
such that its marked corner matches
the base of the socket lever.
Gold Mark
4. Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!
5. When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure the
CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
6. Install a CPU heatsink and fan
following the instructions that came
with the heatsink package.
7. Connect the CPU fan cable to the
CPU_FAN1 connector on the
motherboard.
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1.9
System memory
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline Memory
Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 4GB system memory using
184-pin unbuffered non-ECC PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 DDR DIMMs. The
following figure shows the location of the DDR DIMM sockets.
P4G800-V
104 Pins
DIMM4
DIMM3
DIMM2
P4G800-V 184-Pin DDR
DIMM Sockets
DIMM1
80 Pins
1.9.1 Memory configurations
You may install 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB DDR DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
Important notes
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1.
Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations may
cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. Use any of the
recommended configurations in Table 1.
2.
In dual-channel configurations, install only identical (the same type and
size) DDR DIMM pairs for each channel.
3.
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor.
4.
Make sure that the memory frequency matches the CPU FSB (Front Side
Bus). Refer to Table 2.
5.
DIMMs installed into any three sockets will function in single-channel
mode.
6.
When all four sockets are populated with 1GB DIMMs (total 4GB), the
system may detect only 3+GB (a little less than 4GB) due to ICH5 resource
allocation.
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Table 1
Recommended memory configurations
Mode
DIMM_A1
(blue)
Single-channel
Dual-channel
Sockets
DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1
(black)
(blue)
DIMM_B2
(black)
(1) Populated
—
—
—
(2)
—
Populated
—
—
(3)
—
—
Populated
—
(4)
—
—
—
Populated
—
Populated
—
(1) Populated
(2)
—
Populated
—
Populated
(3)* Populated Populated Populated Populated
* For dual-channel configuration (3), you may:
• install identical DIMMs in all four sockets, or
• install identical DIMMs in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 (blue sockets)
and identical DIMMs in DIMM_A2 and DIMM_B2 (black sockets)
Table 2
Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization
This motherboard supports different memory frequencies depending on the CPU
FSB (Front Side Bus) and the type of DDR DIMM.
CPU FSB
DDR DIMM Type
Memory Frequency
800 MHz
PC3200/PC2700*/PC2100
400/333*/266 MHz
533 MHz
PC2700/PC2100
333/266 MHz
400 MHz
PC2100
266 MHz
*When using 800MHz CPU FSB, PC2700 DDR DIMMs may run only at
320MHz (not 333MHz) due to chipset limitation.
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Table 3
Size
DDR400 Qualified Vendor List (QVL)
Vendor
256MB
Apacer
256MB
256MB
Model
Brand
Component
Max. DIMMs
77.10636.465
Samsung
K4H560838D-TCC4
2
Samsung
M368L3223ETM-CCC
Samsung
K4H560838E-TCCC
2
Winbond
W9425GCDB-5
Winbond
W942508CH-5
2
512MB
ATP
AG32L64T8SQC4S
Samsung
K4H560838D-TCC4
1
128MB
NANYA
NT128D64SH4B1G-5T
NANYA
NT5DS16M16BT-5T
2
256MB
TwinMos
M2G9I08AFATT9F081AA4T
TwinMos
TMD7608F8E50D
1 or 2
128MB
Infineon
HYS64D16301GU-5-B
Infineon
HYB25D256160BT-5B
1 or 4
Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors for better system
performance. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest QVL.
1.9.2 Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or
other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both
the motherboard and the components.
DDR DIMM notch
Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
1. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
2. Align a DIMM on the socket such that
the notch on the DIMM matches the
break on the socket.
3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket
until the retaining clips snap back in
Unlocked Retaining Clip
place and the DIMM is properly
seated.
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1.10 Expansion slots
The motherboard has six PCI slots and one Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot.
To install and configure an expansion card:
1. Install an expansion card following the instructions that came with the chassis.
NOTE: The AGP slot supports only 1.5V AGP cards.
2. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 2 for BIOS information.
3. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables below.
4. Install the drivers and/or software applications for the expansion card
according to the card documentation.
1.10.1 Standard interrupt assignments
*
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
IRQ holder for PCI steering
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
IRQ holder for PCI steering
10*
5
Advance AC’97 CODEC
11*
6
Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
1.10.2 IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
PCI slot 4
PCI slot 5
PCI slot 6
AGP slot
Onboard USB controller HC0
Onboard USB controller HC1
Onboard USB controller HC2
Onboard USB controller HC3
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard LAN
Onboard audio
A
—
—
—
shared
—
—
shared
shared
—
—
shared
—
—
—
B
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
C
D
—
—
—
—
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—
shared —
—
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—
— shared
shared —
—
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— shared
shared —
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—
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—
—
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—
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F
G
H
shared —
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shared —
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1.10.3 PCI slots
There are six 32-bit PCI slots on this motherboard. The slots support PCI cards
such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications.
1.10.4 AGP slot
This motherboard has an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot that supports AGP
8X/4X (+1.5V) cards. When you buy an AGP card, make sure that you ask for one
with +1.5V specification.
Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that they fit the AGP slot on
your motherboard.
P4G800-V
Install only +1.5V AGP cards. This motherboard does not support 3.3V AGP
cards.
P4G800-V Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
If installing the ATi 9500 or 9700 Pro Series VGA cards, use only the card
version PN xxx-xxxxx-30 or later, for optimum performance and overclocking
stability.
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1.11
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
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 RAM data in CMOS, that include
system setup information such as system passwords, is powered by the
onboard button cell battery.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 2-3 (default) to pins 1-2. Keep the cap on
pins 1-2 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 2-3.
3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
P4G800-V
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC1 jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
J19
1 2 3
1 2 3
Clear CMOS
Normal
(Default)
P4G800-V Clear RTC RAM
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1.12 Connectors
This section describes and illustrates the internal connectors on the motherboard.
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the floppy
drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when using ribbon cables
with pin 5 plug).
FLOPPY
P4G800-V
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1
PIN 1
P4G800-V Floppy Disk Drive Connector
2. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin P31, P30)
These next generation connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables for Serial ATA
hard disks. The current Serial ATA interface allows up to 150 MB/s data transfer
rate, faster than the standard parallel ATA with 133 MB/s (Ultra ATA/133).
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
P4G800-V
P31
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
P30
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3. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
This connector supports the provided UltraDMA100/66 IDE ribbon cable. Connect
the cable’s blue connector to the primary (recommended) or secondary IDE
connector, then connect the gray connector to the UltraDMA100/66 slave device
(hard disk drive) and the black connector to the UltraDMA100/66 master device. It
is recommended that you connect non-UltraDMA100/66 devices to the secondary
IDE connector. If you install two hard disks, you must configure the second drive
as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk
documentation for the jumper settings. BIOS supports specific device bootup. If
you have more than two UltraDMA100/66/33 devices, purchase another
UltraDMA100/66/33 cable. You may configure two hard disks to be both master
devices with two ribbon cables – one for the primary IDE connector and another
for the secondary IDE connector.
2.
The hole near the blue connector on the UltraDMA100/66 cable is intentional.
3.
For UltraDMA100/66 IDE devices, use the 80-conductor IDE cable.
SECONDARY IDE
Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
UltraDMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect orientation when you
connect the cables.
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
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PIN 1
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4. ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR1, 4-pin ATX12V1)
These connectors connect to an ATX 12V power supply. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find
the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
In addition to the 20-pin ATXPWR1 connector, connect the 4-pin ATX +12V
power plug to provide sufficient power to the CPU.
Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply can provide 8A on the +12V lead
and at least 1A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). The minimum
recommended wattage is 230W, or 300W for a fully configured system. The
system may become unstable and may experience difficulty powering up if the
power supply is inadequate.
P4G800-V
ATX12V1
GND
+12V DC
GND
+12V DC
ATXPWR1
+12.0VDC
+5VSB
PWR_OK
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
+5.0VDC
+5.0VDC
-5.0VDC
COM
COM
COM
PS_ON#
COM
-12.0VDC
+3.3VDC
P4G800-V ATX Power Connector
5. CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN1, CHA_FAN1)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W max.) or a
total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan
connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable
matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of sufficient
air flow within the system may damage the motherboard components. These
are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
P4G800-V
GND
+12V
Rotation
CPU_FAN1
CHA_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
P4G800-V 12-Volt Cooling Fan Power
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6. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD IN, AUX IN)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
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AUX IN(White)
Ground
Left Audio Channel
Right Audio Channel
CD IN (Black)
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7. USB header (10-1 pin USB1, USB2)
If the USB ports on the rear panel are inadequate, two USB headers are
available for additional USB ports. The USB header complies with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed. This speed
advantage over the conventional 12 Mbps on USB 1.1 allows faster Internet
connection, interactive gaming, and simultaneous running of high-speed
peripherals.
Connect an optional USB 2.0/GAME module to this header. The module has
two USB 2.0 ports that support the next generation USB peripherals such as
high resolution cameras, scanners, and printers.
6
10
USB+5V
LDM4
LDP4
GND
P4G800-V USB 2.0 Header
5
USB1
1
5
6
10
USB+5V
LDM2
LDP2
GND
1
USB2
USB+5V
LDM1
LDP1
GND
NC
USB+5V
LDM3
LDP3
GND
NC
P4G800-V
You must install the driver before you can use the USB 2.0 capability.
The USB2.0 module is purchased separately.
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8. System panel connector (10-1 pin HPANEL1)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
ATX Power
Switch*
P4G800-V
PLED+
PLEDPWR
GND
Power LED
HDLED+
HDLEDGround
Reset
HPANEL1
HDLED
Reset SW
P4G800-V Front Panel Audio Connector
•
System Power LED Lead (2-1 pin PWR LED)
This 2-1 pin connector connects to the system power LED. The LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep
mode.
•
Hard disk activity LED (2-pin HD LED)
This 2-pin connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. The read
and write activities of any device connected to the primary or secondary IDE
connector cause this LED to light up.
•
ATX Power Switch / Soft-Off Switch Lead (2-pin PWR BTN)
This connector connects a switch that controls the system power. Pressing the
power switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP, or ON and SOFT
OFF, depending on the BIOS or OS settings. Pressing the power switch while
in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds turns the system OFF.
•
Reset Switch Lead (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
the system without turning off the system power.
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Chapter 2
This chapter tells how to change system settings
through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed
descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The original BIOS file for this motherboard is in the support CD.
Copy the original BIOS to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to restore
the BIOS in the future.
2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
format A:/S
<Enter>
Windows environment
a. From your Windows desktop, click on Start, point to Settings, then click on
Control Panel.
b. Double-click on Add/Remove Programs icon from the Control Panel
window.
c. Click on the Startup Disk tab, then on Create Disk... button.
d. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk when prompted. Follow the succeeding screen
instructions to complete the process.
2. Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable floppy disk.
2.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS
Update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE utility in DOS environment.
1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
your motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write down the BIOS file name to a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS file name at the prompt.
2. Copy the AFUDOS.EXE utility from the support CD to the bootable floppy disk
that contains the BIOS file.
3. Boot the system from the floppy disk.
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4. At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i<filename.rom>
where “filename.rom” means the latest (or original) BIOS file that you copied to
the bootable floppy disk.
The screen displays the status of the update process.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you see on your
screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
A:\>afudos /ip4g800v.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may
cause system boot failure!
When the BIOS update process is complete, the utility returns to the DOS
prompt.
A:\>afudos /ip4g800v.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
5. Reboot the system from the hard disk.
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2.1.3 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily update the BIOS without
having to go through the long process of booting from a diskette and using
a DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash is built-in the BIOS firmware so it is
accessible by simply pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self
Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash:
1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
your motherboard and rename it to P4G800V.ROM. Save the BIOS file to a
floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system.
3. To launch EZ Flash, press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
If there is no floppy disk found in the drive, the error message “Floppy not
found!” appears.
If the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk, the error message
“P4G800V.ROM not found!”
4. Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file. If the P4G800V.ROM file is
found in the floppy disk, EZ Flash performs the BIOS update process and
automatically reboots the system when done.
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may
cause system boot failure!
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “p4g800v.rom”. Completed.
Start flashing...
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
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2.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware hub (FWH) that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and updating
your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you may want to
enable the security password feature or change the power management settings.
This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so
that the computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS
RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up
the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program.
Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility.
Otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl> +
<Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can
also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if
the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is a menudriven program, which means you can scroll through the various sub-menus and
make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the
default settings to ensure system stability. Select the Load Default Settings
item under the Exit Menu. See section “2.7 Exit Menu.”
The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes only,
and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest product and
BIOS information.
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2.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
Configuration fields
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System Information
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Sub-menu items
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Navigation keys
2.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3 Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4 Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu. For
example, selecting Main shows the Main
menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
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Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
2.2.5 Sub-menu items
An item with a sub-menu on any menu screen is distinguished by a solid triangle
before the item. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press Enter.
2.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user- configurable,
you may change the value of the field opposite the item. You can not select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press Enter to display a list of options.
Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7 Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press Enter to
display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
2.2.8 Scroll bar
Advanced PCI/PnP settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug and Play OS
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a
menu screen when there are items that do
not fit on the screen. Press Up/Down
arrow keys or PageUp/PageDown keys
to display the other items on the screen.
NO: Lets the bIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
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2.2.9 General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected
item.
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 05/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
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2.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
This item allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
This item allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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2.3.4 Primary/Secondary/Third/Fourth
IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, BIOS auto-detects the presence of IDE devices. There is a
separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then press Enter to
display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
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The values opposite the dimmed items (Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block
Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and SMART monitoring) are autodetected by BIOS and are not user-configurable. These items show N/A if no IDE
device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto]
[CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to Disabled, the data transfer from
and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
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DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1]
[SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2]
[UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. Configuration
options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
2.3.5 IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the settings for the IDE devices
installed in the system. Select an item then press Enter if you wish to configure the
item.
IDE Configuration
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
[35]
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Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the operating system
(OS) that you installed. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are using native OS, such as
Windows 2000/XP. Set to Compatible Mode if you are using legacy OS including
MS-DOS, Windows ME/98/NT4.0.
Configuration options: [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
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Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
The default setting S-ATA allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA and
Parallel ATA ports. We recommend that you do not change the default setting
for better OS compatibility. In this setting, you may use legacy OS on the
Parallel ATA ports only if you did not install any Serial ATA device.
The P-ATA+S-ATA and P-ATA options are for advanced users only. If you set to
any of these options and encounter problems, revert to the default setting
S-ATA. Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-ATA] [S-ATA] [P-ATA]
The Enhanced Mode Support On appears only when the item Onboard IDE
Operate Mode is set to Enhanced Mode.
Combined Mode Option [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA]
Allows selection of the IDE ports to activate if you are using a legacy operating
system. Set to [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA] if you wish to use the primary Parallel
ATA and Serial ATA ports, or set to [Secondary P-ATA+SATA] to enable the
secondary P-ATA port instead. Setting to [P-ATA Ports Only] disables the two
Serial ATA ports supported by ICH5. Configuration options: [Primary P-ATA+SATA] [Secondary P-ATA+S-ATA] [P-ATA Ports Only]
The IDE Port Settings appears only when the item Onboard IDE Operate
Mode is set to Compatible Mode.
IDE Detect Time Out [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices. Confgiuration options:
[0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
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2.3.6 System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The items
in this menu are auto-detected by BIOS.
AMI BIOS
Version
: 08.00.09
Build Date : 05/27/03
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz
: 2530 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 256MB
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AMI BIOS
This item displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
This item displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
This item displays the auto-detected system memory.
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2.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
USB Configuration
Configure CPU.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
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ESC
Exit
2.4.1 CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by BIOS.
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer
Brand String
Frequency
: Intel(R)
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.53GHz
: 2530 MHz
Ratio Status : Locked
Ratio Actual Value : 18
Hyper Threading Technology
[Enabled]
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Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading
Technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The item Hyper-Threading Technology appears only if you installed an Intel
Pentium 4 CPU that supports this feature.
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2.4.2 Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select
an item then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
[Enabled]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Onboard Video Memory
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/Int. VGA]
[Enabled, 8MB]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
Boot Display Device
Flat Panel Type
TV Standard
[Auto]
[640x480 LVDS]
[Auto]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
Set the CPU external
frequency for next
boot.
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Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the
DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can manually set the
DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
The following sub-items appear when the item Configure DRAM Timing by
SPD is set to Disabled.
DRAM CAS# Latency [2.5 Clocks]
This item controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the
time the data actually becomes available. Configuration options: [2.0 Clocks]
[2.5 Clocks] [3.0 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks]
This item controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the
DDR SDRAM. Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks]
[2 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks]
This item controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and
the read/write command. Configuration options:
[4 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [2 Clocks]
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DRAM Precharge Delay [8 Clocks]
Configuration options: [8 Clocks] [7 Clocks] [6 Clocks] [5 Clocks]
DRAM Burst Length [8 Clocks]
Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [8 Clocks]
Graphic Adapter Priority [AGP/Int-VGA]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [Internal VGA] [AGP/Int-VGA] [AGP/PCI] [PCI/AGP]
[PCI/Int-VGA]
Onboard Video Memory [Enabled, 8MB]
Allows selection of the amount of system memory for use of the internal grpahic
device. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 1MB] [Enabled, 4MB]
[Enabled, 8MB] [Enabled, 16MB] [Enabled, 32MB]
Graphics Aperture Size [64MB]
Allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data.
Configuration options: [4MB] [8MB] [16MB] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB]
Spread Spectrum [Enabled]
Enabled this item to conduce reduction of EMI. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Boot Display Device [Auto]
Allows selection of the boot display device. Configuration options: [Auto] [CRT]
[TV] [EFP] [LFP] [CRT+EFP] [CRT+LFP]
Flat Panel Type [640x480 LVDS]
Allows selection of flat panel type.
Configuration options: [640x480 LVDS]
[800x600 LVDS]
[1024x768 LVDS]
[1280x1024 LVDS]
[1400x1050 LVDS]
[1600x1200 LVDS]
[640x480 CMOS]
[800x600 CMOS]
[1024x768 CMOS]
[1280x1024 CMOS]
[1400x1050 CMOS]
[1600x1200 CMOS]
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TV Standard [Auto]
Allows selection of the TV output standard.
Configuration options: [Auto]
[NTSC_M]
[NTSC_M_J]
[NTSC_433]
[NTSC_N]
[PAL_B]
[PAL_G]
[PAL_D]
[PAL_H]
[PAL_I]
[PAL_M]
[PAL_N]
[PAL_60]
[SECAM_L]
[SECAM_L1]
[SECAM_B]
MPS Revision [1.4]
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
2.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration
OnBoard Audio
OnBoard LAN
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[ECP]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
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OnBoard Audio [Auto]
[Auto] allows the BIOS to detect whether you are using any audio device. If an
audio device is detected, the onboard audio controller is enabled; if no audio
device is detected, the controller is disabled. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled]
OnBoard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN controller. This
item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set to Enabled. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. Configuration options: [Bi-directional]
[EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port ECP DMA channel. This item appears only
when the Parallel Port Mode is set to ECP. Configuration options: [DMA0]
[DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears only when
the Parallel Port Mode is set to EPP. Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ. Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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2.4.4 PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either
PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug and Play OS
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
NO: Lets the bIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
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Scroll down to display the rest of the menu items
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
DMA
DMA
DMA
DMA
DMA
DMA
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
0
1
3
5
6
7
Reserved Memory Size
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Disabled]
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Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to [Yes]
and if you installed a Plug & Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug & Play devices not required for boot. Configuration options:
[No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency
timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248]
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Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for
an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even
if requested. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Pallete Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI devices that
an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function
correctly. Setting to [Disabled] deactivates this feature. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ xx [Available]
When set to [Available], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices. When
set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices. Configuration
options: [Available] [Reserved]
DMA Channel xx [Available]
When set to [Available], the specific DMA channel is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the DMA channel is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [Available] [Reserved]
Reserved Memory Size [Disabled]
Sets the size of memory block reserved for legacy ISA devices. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [16K] [32K] [64K]
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2.4.5 USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press Enter to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Module Version
Enables USB host
controllers.
: 2.22.4-5.3
USB Devices Enabled : None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
[8 USB Ports]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
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The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected
values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB Function [8 USB Ports]
Allows you to set the number of USB ports to activate. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [2 USB Ports] [4 USB Ports] [6 USB Ports] [8 USB Ports]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to Auto
allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected,
the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the
legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or Full
Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [Full Speed] [HiSpeed]
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USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
[20 Sec]
No USB Mass Storage device detected
Device #1
Emulation
Device #2
Emulation
Device #3
Emulation
Device #4
Emulation
Device #5
Emulation
Device #6
Emulation
Type
Type
Type
Type
Type
Type
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
Number of seconds
POST waits for the USB
mass storage device
after that start unit
command.
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USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
Allows you to select the number of seconds POST waits for the USB mass
storage device after the start unit command. The message “No USB mass
storage device detected” appears if none is installed in the system.
Configuration options: [10 Sec ] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec]
The Device items appear only when there are installed USB devices.
Emulation Type [N/A]
When set to Auto, USB devices less than 530MB will be emulated as floppy
drive, and the remaining drives as hard drives. Forced FDD option can be used
to force an HDD formatted drive to boot as FDD (for example, ZIP drive).
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2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration
options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
BIOS -> AML ACPI table
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Configure CPU.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
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2.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the ACPI state to be used for system suspend. Configuration
options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume. Configuration
options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for ACPI 2.0 specifications. Configuration options:
[No] [Yes]
2.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI support in the ASIC. When set to
Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.5 BIOS -> AML ACPI Table [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the inclusion of the BIOS ->AML exchange pointer
to (X)RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.6 APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
System Thermal
[Disabled]
Power Button Mode
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
Resume on RTC Alarm
Resume on Ring
Resume on PME#
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enabled or disable
APM.
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Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Power Management (APM) feature.
Configuration options: [Disbaled] [Enabled]
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the video power down mode. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Standby] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the hard disk power down mode. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Suspend Time Out [Disabled]
Allows you to select the specified time at which the system goes on suspend.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min] [8 Min] [10 Min] [20 Min]
[30 Min] [40 Min] [50 Min] [60 Min]
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio [50%]
Allows you to select the duty cycle in throttle mode. Configuration options: [87.5%]
[75.0%] [62.5%] [50%] [37.5%] [25%] [12.5%]
System Thermal [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the system thermal feature to generate a power
management event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the power
button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to
Last State, the system goes into either off or on state whatever was the system
state before the AC power loss. Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On]
[Last State]
Resume on RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is
set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC Alarm Minute,
and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Resume on Ring [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer
when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first try.
Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off
causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
Resume on PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a
PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.7 Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU temperature
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[44°C/111°F]
[36°C/96.5°F]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
[2250RPM]
[XXX RPM]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[1.550V]
[3.386V]
[4.890V]
[11.900V]
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MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and
chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans is not
connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows N/A.
VCORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators.
If any of the monitored items is out of range, the following error message
appears: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for
details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter
SETUP”.
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2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
2.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[First Floppy Drive]
[PM-ST320413A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S340]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appear on the screen depends on the the number
of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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2.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
Add On ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Typematic Rate
Boot to OS/2
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Fast]
[No]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Setting to [Disabled] displays the normal POST messages. Setting to [Enabled]
displays the OEM logo instead of the POST messages. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep
Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration options:
[Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Typematic Rate [Fast]
Allows you to select the keyboard typematic rate. Configuration options: [Slow]
[Fast]
Boot to OS/2 [No]
Allows you to specify the OS/2 compatibility mode. Configuration options: [No]
[Yes]
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Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup”
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.6.3 Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press Enter to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
Not Installed
Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Set a Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you
have set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1. Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press Enter.
2. On the password box that appears, type a password composed of letters and/
or numbers, then press Enter. Your password should have at least six
characters.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully set
your password.
The Supervisor Password item now shows Installed.
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Change the Supervisor Password
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press Enter. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Boot Sector Virus Protection
Installed
Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Limited allows change to only selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
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Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you have set a password,
this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1. Select the Change User Password item and press Enter.
2. On the password box that appears, type a password composed of letters and/
or numbers, then press Enter. Your password should have at least six
characters.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully set
your password.
The User Password item now shows Installed.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item if you wish to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup
utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing
Setup and booting the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. The CMOS
RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on even when the PC is
turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select
[Yes] to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Pressing <Enter> saves the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the
Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than system date, system
time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
[Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select [Yes] to load default values. Select Exit Saving Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 3
This chapter describes the contents of the
support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
Software support
3.1
Install an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows 98SE/ME/NT/2000/XP operating system
(OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates so you can
maximize the features of your hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your
OS documentation for more information.
3.2
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard contains useful software and
several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
3.2.1 Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The
CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
Click an item to install
Click an icon to display
more information
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click
the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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3.2.2 Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
Intel® Chipset Inf Update program
This item installs the Intel® Chipset INF Update Program that enables Plug-n-Play
INF support for Intel chipset components. This utility installs to the target system
the Windows INF files that outline to the operating system how the chipset
components will be configured. Refer to the online help or readme file that came
with the utility.
Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 Driver
This item installs the Intel Extreme Graphics 2 driver to support 3D graphical
applications.
Avance AC’97 Audio Driver and Application
This item installs the Avance AC’97 audio driver and application to activate the
6-channel audio feature.
Realtek RTL8101L LAN Driver
This item installs the Realtek 8101L Fast Ethernet driver to support 10/100 Mbps
networking.
USB 2.0 Driver
This item installs the USB 2.0 driver.
3.2.3 Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
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ASUS PC Probe
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
and alerts you on any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer
at a healthy operating condition.
Install ASUS Update
This program allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS
website. Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet
connection so you can connect to the ASUS website. Installing ASUS Update also
installs ASUS Mylogo2™.
Microsoft Direct X Driver
This item installs the Microsoft Direct X driver.
PC-CILLIN 2002
This item installs the PC-cillin 2002 anti-virus program. View the PC-cillin online
help for detailed information.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
This item installs the Adobe Acrobat Reader V5.0. The Acrobat Reader software is
for viewing files saved in Portable Document Format (PDF).
ASUS Screen Saver
This item installs the ASUS screen saver.
E-Color 3Deep
This item installs the 3Deep software. 3Deep is the first application that gives
online gamers the competitive edge in multi-player skirmishes. This application
removes dark washed-out graphics to deliver true vibrant colors.
3.2.4 ASUS Contact Information
Clicking the ASUS Contact Information tab displays as stated. You may also find
this information on page viii of this user guide.
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