Rampage EZCRG - Mini EZ Fit Console Specifications

Motherboard
RAMPAGE V
EXTREME
E9550
First Edition
August 2014
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Contents
Safety information...................................................................................................... vii
About this guide........................................................................................................ viii
RAMPAGE V EXTREME specifications summary..................................................... x
OC Panel specifications summary........................................................................... xv
Package contents...................................................................................................... xvi
Installation tools and components......................................................................... xvii
Chapter 1:
1.1
1.2
Product Introduction
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-1
1.1.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-1
1.1.2
ROG Unique Gaming Features.................................................... 1-2
1.1.3
ROG exclusive features............................................................... 1-3
1.1.4
ASUS special features................................................................. 1-5
1.1.5
ROG rich-bundled software......................................................... 1-6
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 1-7
1.2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-7
1.2.2
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 1-8
1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................. 1-10
1.2.4
System memory......................................................................... 1-11
1.2.5
Expansion slots.......................................................................... 1-18
1.2.6
Onboard buttons and switches.................................................. 1-21
1.2.7
Onboard LEDs........................................................................... 1-27
1.2.8Jumper....................................................................................... 1-34
1.2.9
Internal connectors.................................................................... 1-35
1.2.10ProbeIt....................................................................................... 1-45
Chapter 2:
2.1
Basic Installation
Building your PC system............................................................................ 2-1
2.1.1
Motherboard installation............................................................... 2-1
2.1.2
CPU installation........................................................................... 2-3
2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation................................ 2-5
2.1.4
DIMM installation......................................................................... 2-8
2.1.5
ATX Power connection................................................................ 2-9
2.1.6
SATA device connection............................................................ 2-10
2.1.7
Front I/O Connector................................................................... 2-11
2.1.8
Expansion Card installation....................................................... 2-12
2.1.9
Wi-Fi antenna installation........................................................... 2-13
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Contents
2.2
2.3
2.4
BIOS update utility.................................................................................... 2-14
Motherboard rear and audio connections.............................................. 2-15
2.3.1
Rear I/O connection................................................................... 2-15
2.3.2
Audio I/O connections................................................................ 2-17
OC Panel.................................................................................................... 2-19
2.4.1 OC Panel Overview................................................................... 2-19
2.4.2
Setting up your OC Panel in Normal Mode................................ 2-21
2.4.3
Setting up your OC Panel in Extreme Mode.............................. 2-23
2.5
Starting up for the first time..................................................................... 2-24
2.6 Turning off the computer......................................................................... 2-24
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
BIOS setup
Knowing BIOS............................................................................................. 3-1
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
EZ Mode...................................................................................... 3-3
3.2.2
Advanced Mode........................................................................... 3-4
3.3
My Favorites................................................................................................ 3-6
3.4
Main menu................................................................................................... 3-7
3.5
Extreme Tweaker menu.............................................................................. 3-9
3.6
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 3-28
3.6.1
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 3-29
3.6.2
PCH Configuration..................................................................... 3-32
3.6.3
PCH Storage Configuration....................................................... 3-33
3.6.4
System Agent Configuration...................................................... 3-35
3.6.5
USB Configuration..................................................................... 3-36
3.6.6
Platform Miscellaneous Configuration....................................... 3-38
3.6.7
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................. 3-39
3.6.8APM........................................................................................... 3-41
Network Stack Configuration..................................................... 3-42
3.6.10
ROG Effects............................................................................... 3-42
3.7
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 3-43
3.8
Boot menu................................................................................................. 3-47
3.9
Tool menu.................................................................................................. 3-53
3.10
Exit menu................................................................................................... 3-55
3.11
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3.6.9
Updating BIOS........................................................................................... 3-56
3.11.1
EZ Update.................................................................................. 3-56
3.11.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2....................................................................... 3-57
3.11.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3........................................................... 3-58
3.11.4
ASUS BIOS Updater.................................................................. 3-59
Contents
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................................. 4-1
Support DVD information........................................................................... 4-1
4.2.1
Running the support DVD............................................................ 4-1
4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................. 4-3
4.3
Software information.................................................................................. 4-4
4.4
AI Suite 3...................................................................................................... 4-4
4.5
Dual Intelligent Processors 5..................................................................... 4-7
5-Way Optimization....................................................................................... 4-7
Turbo Processing Unit (TPU)........................................................................ 4-8
Fan Xpert 3................................................................................................. 4-10
DIGI+ Power Control................................................................................... 4-11
Turbo App................................................................................................... 4-13
Energy Processing Unit (EPU).................................................................... 4-14
USB 3.0 Boost............................................................................................ 4-17
EZ Update................................................................................................... 4-18
System Information..................................................................................... 4-19
USB BIOS Flashback.................................................................................. 4-21
USB Charger+............................................................................................. 4-22
Push Notice................................................................................................. 4-23
Ai Charger+................................................................................................. 4-26
Wi-Fi Engine............................................................................................... 4-27
Wi-Fi GO! and Remote GO!........................................................................ 4-29
ASUS Media Streamer................................................................................ 4-39
4.6 ROG Audio features.................................................................................. 4-41
Sonic Studio................................................................................................ 4-41
Sonic SenseAmp........................................................................................ 4-43
Sonic SoundStage...................................................................................... 4-45
DTS Connect.............................................................................................. 4-46
4.7
Sonic Radar II............................................................................................ 4-47
4.8
GameFirst III.............................................................................................. 4-49
4.9KeyBot....................................................................................................... 4-52
4.10
ASUS Disk Unlocker................................................................................. 4-54
4.11RAMDisk.................................................................................................... 4-55
4.12MemTweakIt............................................................................................... 4-58
4.13
ROG CPU-Z................................................................................................ 4-60
4.14
ROG Connect............................................................................................. 4-61
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Chapter 5:
5.1
RAID support
RAID configurations................................................................................... 5-1
5.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 5-1
5.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks................................................... 5-2
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS..................................................... 5-2
5.1.4Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility................... 5-3
5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk....................................................................... 5-8
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS................... 5-8
5.2.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®..................................... 5-8
5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS installation......... 5-9
Appendices
Notices..................................................................................................................... A-1
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-5
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
•
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
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
•
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.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components.
3.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
This chapter explains how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
4.
Chapter 4: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
5.
Chapter 5: RAID support
This chapter describes the RAID configurations.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS website
The ASUS website (www.asus.com) provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To 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 trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete 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>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
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RAMPAGE V EXTREME specifications summary
New Intel® Core™ i7 Processors on LGA 2011-v3 socket
CPU
Supports 22nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*
*The support of these features depends on the CPU types.
Chipset
Intel® X99 Express Chipset
8 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4 3300(O.C)*/3000(O.C.)*/2800(O.C)*/
2666(O.C.)*/2400(O.C.)*/2133 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Quad channel memory architecture
Memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* H
yper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of
individual CPUs.
** Please refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List) for details.
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x8, or
x16/x8/x8/x8 mode with 40-Lane CPU; supports x16, x16/x8, or x8/
x8/x8 with 28-Lane CPU)*
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)**
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot**
Expansion Slots
* The PCIE_X8_4 slot shares bandwidth with the M.2 x 4. When PCIE_
X8_4 is occupied, the M.2 will be disabled. The PCIE_X8_4 slot will be
disabled when using a 28-LANE CPU
**The PCIE_X4_1 (gray) slot shares bandwidth with the PCIE_X1_1 slot,
USB3_E910 and SATAExpress_E1 connector. When the PCIE_X4_1
slot is occupied by an X1 or X2 device, the SATAEXPRESS_E1 will
be disabled. When the PCIE_X4_1 is occupied by an X4 device, the
SATAEXPRESS_E1, USB3_E910, and the PCIE_X1_1slot will be
disabled.
Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way/3-Way/2-Way SLI™ Technology
Multi-GPU Technology
Supports AMD® 4-Way/3-Way/2-way CrossFireX™ Technology
*28-LANE CPUs can only support up to 3-Way SLI™/CrossFireX™
Intel® X99 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel
Rapid Storage Technology 13 support:
- 1 x SATA Express port (red@bottom, compatible with 2 x SATA
6.0 Gb/s ports)
- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2260/2280/22110 storage
devices support (Supports PCIE SSDs only)
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid
Recovery Technology**
Storage
ASMedia® SATA Express controller***:
- 1 x SATA Express port (red@top, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0
Gb/s ports)
* Due to chipset behavior, the SATA6G_78, SATA6G_910 ports do not
support IRST including RAID configuration.
** These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
***These SATA ports share bandwidth with the PCIE_X4_1 slot and when
the PCIE_X4_1 slot is occupied, the SATA ports will be disabled.
These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not
supported.
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RAMPAGE V EXTREME specifications summary
LAN
Intel® I218-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated
Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst III
Wireless / Bluetooth
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz up
to 1300 Mb/s transfer speed
Bluetooth v4.0
ROG SupremeFX 2014 8-Channel High Definition Audio
CODEC
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- ELNA® Premium audio capacitors
- Content Protection for Full Rate lossless DVD Audio, Blu-ray
DVD, and HD-DVD audio content playback
SupremeFX
High Definition Audio
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Audio Features
- Sonic SoundStage
- Sonic SenseAmp
- Sonic Studio
- Sonic Radar II
- DTS Connect
Intel® X99 Express Chipset - supports Asus USB 3.0 Boost:
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports ( at mid-board [red])*
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports at back panel, 4 ports at mid-board)**
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller:
USB
- 10 x USB 3.0 ports (at back panel [blue])**
* 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT)
port.
** USB3_E910 ports at back panel will be disabled when the PCIE_X4_1
slot is occupied by an X4 bandwidth device
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x ROG Connect On/Off switch
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
2 x USB 2.0 ports (top port for KeyBot, bottom port for ROG
Connect)
Back Panel I/O Ports
10 x USB 3.0 ports [blue]
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and
Bluetooth v4.0)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
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RAMPAGE V EXTREME specifications summary
2 x USB 3.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
[one connector via ROG_EXT header]
2 x SATA Express (compatible with 4 SATA 6Gb/s ports)
8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1 x 4-Pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU optional fan connector
6 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors
3 x Thermal sensor connectors
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x 4-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x EZ Plug connector
9 x ProbeIt Measurement Points
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x Power-on button
1 x Reset button
1 x Safe boot button
1 x ReTry button
1 x LN2 mode jumper
1 x Slow mode switch
1 x MemOK! button
1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2260/2280/22110 storage devices
(supports PCIE SSDs only)
1 x KeyBot button
1 x Sonic SoundStage button
1 x BIOS Switch button
1 x Thunderbolt header (5-pin) for ASUS ThunderboldEX II series
support
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x TPM connector
1 x System panel connector
Form Factor
Extended ATX Form Factor, 12-inch x 10.7-inch (30.5cm x 27.2 cm)
BIOS Features
2 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0,
SM BIOS 2.8, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2,
CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My
Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log,
F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions, and ASUS DRAM SPD
(Serial Presence Detect) memory information.
Manageability
WfM2.0, DMI2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
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RAMPAGE V EXTREME specifications summary
Drivers
ROG GameFirst III
ROG RAMDisk
ROG CPU-Z
Software
ROG Mem TweakIt
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
HomeCloud
ASUS Utilities
Operating Systems Support
Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7
Extreme Engine Digi+ IV
OC Zone
- ReTry button
- Safe Boot button
- LN2 Mode header
- Slow Mode switch
- Start button
- Reset button
- ProbeIt
- PCIe x16 lane switch
DirectCU thermal design
ROG RAMDisk
KeyBot
- CPU Level Up
ROG Exclusive Features
- X.M.P.
- DirectKey
UEFI BIOS features :
- Extreme Tweaker
- Tweakers’ Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
- GPU.DIMM Post
- O.C. Profile
- Graphics Card Information Preview
ROG Connect*
- RC Diagram
- RC Remote
- RC Poster
ProbeIt
* The dedicated ROG Connect cable is sold separately.
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RAMPAGE V EXTREME specifications summary
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU,
DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
ASUS HomeCloud Server
Wi-Fi GO!
- Wi-Fi GO! Function: Cloud GO!, Remote Desktop, Remote
Keyboard & Mouse, and File Transfer
- Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote app for portable smartphones/tablets,
supports iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems
Media Streamer
- Pipe music or movies from your PC to a smart TV, your
entertainment goes wherever you go!
- Media Streamer app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting
iOS 7 & Android 4.0 systems
ASUS Exclusive Features:
- AI Suite 3
- USB 3.0 Boost
Special Features
- USB Charger+
- AI Charger+
- Push Notice
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS EZ DIY
- USB BIOS Flashback
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
- MemOK!
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, and Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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OC Panel specifications summary
Display
2.6-inch LCM
Pure hardware-based overclocking support
Boot debug POST code
Intuitive tuning in two OC modes
- EXTREME Mode for subzero OC benching*
- NORMAL Mode for in-chassis usage**
Seamless integration with CPU Level Up at one-click OC button
Real-time control and display CPU fan speed, temperature, BCLK
and RATIO
Adjustable system voltages, frequencies on-the-fly
Stylish design with 90 plus-degree-tilt movable faceplate
(EXTREME Mode)
Features
FanSpeed Control button
- Standard/Silent/Turbo mode
Four (4) additional 4-pin fan headers
LCM backlight on/off
ROG exclusive features
- VGA Hotwire
- Subzero Sense
- Slow Mode
- Pause Switch
- VGA SMB header
- ProbeIt
* EXTREME MODE capabilities, including V1, V2, DRAM and other
voltage definitions, vary by chipset. Please refer to your motherboard
manual for details.
** One 5.25-inch drive bay is required for NORMAL Mode installation
I/O Ports
POWER
: 1 x SATA power connector
ROG_EXT port : 1 x 18-1 pin data connection port
FAN
: 4 x 4-pin extra Fan connectors
Power
Voltage: +12V, +5V, +5VSB
Power consumption: 5A
Installation
Requirements
1 x 5.25-inch drive bay required for NORMAL Mode installation
1 x SATA power cable from system power supply
RAMPAGE V EXTREME and other motherboards with ROG_EXT
port
Compatibility
* Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest motherboard
support/compatibility lists.
** Install the latest utility/firmware (ROG Connect Plus) for better
compatibility.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ROG RAMPAGE V EXTREME
1 x 3-in-1 thermistor cables
5 x 2-in-1 SATA 6.0 Gb/s signal cables
Cables
1 x SLI® cable
1 x CrossFireXTM cable
I/O Shield
1 x ASUS 3T3R dual band Wi-Fi moving antennas
(Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliant)
1 x 3-Way SLI™ bridge
1 x 4-Way SLI™ bridge
1 x 2-in-1 Q-Connector Kit
Accessories
1 x ROG Door Hanger
1 x 12-in-1 ROG Cable Label
1 x X-Socket 2 kit
OC Panel Kit
- 1 x OC Panel cable
- 1 x OC Panel screw pad
- 1 x OC Panel case housing
Application DVD
ROG motherboard support DVD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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Installation tools and components
1 set of screws
Philips (cross) screwdriver
PC chassis
Power supply unit
Intel LGA 2011-3 CPU
Intel LGA 2011-3 compatible CPU Fan
DDR4 DIMM
SATA hard disk drive
Graphics card
SATA optical disc drive (optional)
The tools and components in the table above are not included in the motherboard package.
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Product Introduction
Product introduction
1.1
Special features
1.1.1
Product highlights
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Chapter 1
Chapter 1:
LGA2011-v3 socket for Intel® Core™ i7 processor family
This motherboard supports Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011-v3 package. It
provides great graphics and system performance with its GPU, dual-channel DDR4 memory
slots and PCI Express 2.0/3.0 expansion slots.
Intel® X99 Express Chipset
Intel® X99 Express Chipset is a single chipset that supports the LGA2011-v3 socket for
Intel® Core™ i7 processors. It utilizes serial point-to-point links, which increases bandwidth
and enhances the system’s performance. It natively supports up to eight (8) USB 3.0 ports,
fourteen (14) SATA 6 Gb/s ports, and M.2 support for faster data retrieval. It also enables the
iGPU function for Intel® integrated graphics performance.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
The PCI Express bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of
current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32Gb/s, double the
16Gb/s of PCIe 2.0 in x16 mode. PCIe 3.0 provides you unprecedented data speeds with the
convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe
1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices, and improves and optimizes graphics performance.
* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 specification. Functions are available when using PCIe
3.0-compliant devices. Refer to www.asus.com for updated details.
3-Way/4-way/Quad-GPU SLI™ and CrossFireX™ Support
This motherboard features Intel’s powerful new X99 platform and optimizes PCIe allocation in
multi-GPU SLI and CrossFireX solutions to give you the ultimate gaming experience.
Quad-Channel DDR4 Support
The motherboard supports the quad-channel DDR4 memory that supports memory
frequencies of up to 3300 MHz to boost the system’s performance and to meet the higher
bandwidth requirements of 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications.
SATA Express support
SATA Express provides faster data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s allowing your system to
catch up with the speed of the SSDs. It also features backward compatibility with up to two
SATA drives of the same speed.
PCIe 3.0 X4 M.2 Support
With PCIe 3.0 x4 bandwidth, M.2 supports up to 32Gbit/s data-transfer speeds. It is the
perfect choice for a system drive making your OS and apps launch as fast as possible.
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ROG Unique Gaming Features
ROG SupremeFX 2014
The re-engineered ROG-exclusive SupremeFX audio technology features an onboard
8-channel high-definition sound of true audiophile-grade performance that is equal in power,
clarity, and range to dedicated sound cards. Its unique Red Line Shielding and special
metallic cover provides pristine sound and a highly attractive look for the motherboard
that is in keeping with the ROG style. The Japan-made premium ELNA capacitor ensures
warm natural sound with exceptional clarity for all your gaming and multimedia activities.
SupremeFX revolutionizes the way you hear games, movies, music, and even other people
via chat - letting you rule and discover a totally whole new dimension of superior audio.
ROG GameFirst III
ASUS GameFirst III is a network management software that features four preset packet
prioritized profiles (Optimization, Game, Media Streaming and File Sharing) prioritizing the
user’s needs. Users can also manually allocate bandwidth and adjust priority settings of each
application to run more quickly and smoothly.
Intel® Gigabit LAN
This LAN solution from Intel features high TCP and UDP throughput with lower CPU
utilization for a smooth networking experience. It has advanced features including advanced
interrupt-handling and low-power consumption.
Sonic Radar II
Sonic Radar II technology displays an unobtrusive overlay that lets you pinpoint the direction
and origin of in-game sounds such as gunshots, footsteps, and call-outs so you can practice
your enemy-locating skills. In the 2014 version, you can install your favorite FPS games and
customize the settings of the overlay, shortcut keys, and audio enhancer.
Sonic Studio
Sonic Studio is an audio tuning software that simulates 7.1-channel audio even through a
stereo (2.0-channel) headset with its virtual surround-sound function. It comes with six superb
audio enhancements including Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer, Voice Clarity, Smart EQ
(Smart Volume), and Virtual Surround.
Sonic SoundStage
Sonic SoundStage is an on-board solution that improves audio experience when you connect
your front-panel headset. It works with any operating system and on any game. You can
choose from any of the four presets or manually fine tune your own settings to fire up your
game.
Sonic SenseAmp
Sonic SenseAmp is an exclusive ROG invention that automatically detects your headset’s
impedance and adjusts the built-in amp accordingly. Simply plugging in your headphones
triggers Sonic SenseAmp’s automatic tuning.
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ROG exclusive features
Extreme Engine Digi+ IV
Nothing delivers purer power than Extreme Engine Digi+ IV — Rampage V Extreme’s
exclusive voltage-regulator module (VRM). Engineered with alloy chokes and upgraded with
brand-new current-sensing technology, Extreme Engine Digi+ IV’s high-frequency pulsewidth modulation (PWM) implementation scales to 1 MHz allowing the VRM to achieve a 40%
increase in stability!
iROG
The iROG is a special IC that fully maximizes ROG’s unique functions, providing you with full
control of your motherboard at any stage. It greatly improves your overclocking experience
and offers advanced system control and management features purely at a hardware level.
RAMDisk
RAMDisk reserves part of the system memory and turns it into actual storage, so you can
store your favorite app and game cache files in it to achieve a high-speed RAM performance
boost. With the Dynamic Memory Allocation function, it can also release the unused memory
of RAMDisk back to the system as needed. Plus, this can be used to extend SSD lifespan
and keeps your main storage optimized for important tasks. To protect your junctioned data,
RAMDisk features auto data backup and restore.
NOTE: RAMDisk only supports 64-bit operating systems.
CPU Level Up
With ROG’s CPU Level Up, overclocking has never been so easy and hassle-free. With three
predefined profiles for each processor, simply select the profile you like to attain and the
motherboard will do the rest.
ROG Connect
ROG Connect allows you to monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters
in real-time via a notebook. ROG Connect links your main system to a notebook through a
USB cable, allowing you to view real-time POST code and hardware status readouts on your
notebook as well as make on-the-fly parameter adjustments at a hardware level.
KeyBot
KeyBot is a built-in microprocessor that provides an instant upgrade to your keyboard. You
can configure and assign macros to specific keys on your keyboard to perform specific or
several task at the same time. You can also configure your PC to wake up in CPU Level UP,
XMP, or directly to BIOS.
This feature supports USB keyboards only.
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GPU.DIMM Post
GPU.DIMM Post enables you to catch potential problems even before you enter the OS,
saving you valuable time when detecting component failure under extreme conditions. With
GPU.DIMM Post, you can quickly and easily check your graphic cards and memory modules’
statuses in the BIOS as well as overclocking settings.
BIOS Print
ROG offers a whole new UEFI BIOS feature to handle the demands of an overclocking
experience. The motherboard features ROG BIOS Print that allows you to easily share your
BIOS settings to others with the press of a button.
ProbeIt
This motherboard consists of nine (9) ProbeIt measurement points that helps you detect your
system’s current voltage. With the use of a multimeter device, these points can help measure
your system’s important system voltages.
Extreme Tweaker
Extreme Tweaker is the one stop shop to fine-tune your system to optimal performance.
With Extreme Tweaker, you can adjust the system settings such as frequency, over-voltage,
memory timings, and more.
Loadline Calibration
Maintaining ample voltage support for the CPU is critical during overclocking. Loadline
Calibration ensures stable and optimal CPU voltage under heavy loading. It helps
overclockers utilize the motherboard's OC capabilities and benchmark scores.
OC Panel
Overclocking made easier than ever! No more messing with the BIOS, OS, or software
utilities. OC Panel is the next step in dedicated direct tweaking. It can be mounted into a
drive bay or kept as an external console. While operating in normal mode, the OC Panel
displays information covering CPU temp, ratio, base clock, and CPU fan speed. With one
press of the CPU Level Up button, you can instantly apply custom profiles calibrated by
the world’s leading overclockers. The FanSpeed Control feature allows you to control the
case fan blower RPMs. In extreme mode, some of the most commonly used voltage tuning
settings are offered along with Subzero Sense and VGA Hotwire. These features gives you
field access to super-cool liquid thermal temp readings and streamlined hardware-level GPU
overvolting.
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Chapter 1
1.1.4
ASUS special features
AI Suite 3
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite 3 consolidates all the exclusive ASUS features
into a single software package. It allows you to monitor fan speeds, voltages, and sensor
readings.
USB BIOS FlashBack
USB BIOS Flashback offers a hassle-free updating solution for your ultimate convenience.
Simply install a USB storage device containing the BIOS file, press the BIOS Flashback
button for three seconds, and the UEFI BIOS is automatically updated even without entering
the existing BIOS or operating system. It also allows you to regularly check for UEFI BIOS
updates and download the latest BIOS automatically.
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ROG rich-bundled software
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and
home offices. The product incorporates the Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine which is renowned
for malicious program detection and ranks among the industry’s highest.
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs. It
converts optical media to be accessed by mounting images of the discs onto a virtual drive.
DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video, and photo collections on a PC, notebook,
or netbook.
ROG CPU-Z
ROG CPU-Z, authorized by Intel’s CPU Identification (CPUID), is a customized ROG
utility that allows you to quickly view information about your system’s main components.
It gives current information and status of the CPU, motherboard, memory, and other main
components. Styled consistently with the ROG style, show off your PC specifications with
pride.
MemTweakIt
MemTweakIt is a DRAM efficiency tool that allows you to fine-tune your DRAM in real time
and allows you to post and share your DRAM configuration scores to the ROG website.
DTS Connect
To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS
Connect combines two enabling technologies, DTS Neo:PC™ up-mixes stereo sources
(CDs, MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround
sound. Consumers can connect their PC to a home theater system. DTS Interactive is
capable of performing multi-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers,
and sending encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI)
designed to deliver audio to an external decoder.
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Motherboard overview
1.2.1
Before you proceed
Chapter 1
1.2
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.
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1.2.2
Motherboard layout
Refer to the Internal connectors and the Rear I/O Connection section on Chapter 2 for
more information about the internal connectors and rear panel connectors.
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Chapter 1
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots
1
DDR4 DIMM slots channel
2
LGA2011-v3 CPU socket
3
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 4-pin EATX12V_1; 8-pin
EATX12V_2; 4-pin EZ_PLUG)
4
Thermal sensor cable connectors (2-pin T_SENSOR1, T_SENSOR2,
T_SENSOR3)
5
PCIe x16 Lane switch
6
CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN; 4-pin CPU_OPT;
4-pin CHA_FAN1A-3A; 4-pin CHA_FAN1B-3B)
7
Q-Code LED
8
Power-on (START) button
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LN2 Mode jumper (3-pin LN2)
Reset button
Slow Mode Switch (SLOW_MODE)
Safe Boot button (SAFE_BOOT)
ReTry button (RETRY)
MemOK! button (MemOK!)
ProbeIt
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
M.2 connector
Intel® X99 Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-10;
SATAEXPRESS_1)
ASMedia® Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_E3E4; SATAEXPRESS_E1)
KeyBot button (KEYBOT)
BIOS Switch button (BIOS_SWITCH)
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
Thunderbolt header (5-pin TB_HEADER)
USB 2.0 connector (10-1 pin USB91112, USB 1314)
ROG Extension connector (18-1 pin ROG_EXT)
SOUNDSTAGE button (SOUNDSTAGE)
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
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Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA2011-v3 socket designed for Intel® Core™
i7 Processor Family for the LGA 2011-v3 socket.
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
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•
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
LGA2011-v3 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.
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Chapter 1
1.2.4
System memory
The motherboard comes with eight Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) Dual Inline Memory Module
(DIMM) slots.
A DDR4 module is notched differently from a DDR3 or DDR2 module. DO NOT install a
DDR3 or DDR2 memory module to the DDR4 slot.
Recommended memory configurations
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Memory configurations
You may install 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB unbuffered and non‑ECC DDR4 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets.
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A, Channel B, Channel C, and
Channel D. The system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dualchannel 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:
a) Use a maximum of 3 GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS.
b) Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
c)
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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 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 the Extreme Tweaker menu section for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (8 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
•
Memory modules with memory frequency higher than 2133MHz and their
corresponding timing or the loaded XMP profile is not the JEDEC memory standard.
The stability and compatibility of the memory modules depend on the CPU’s
capabilities and other installed devices.
•
Always install the DIMMS with the same CAS Latency. For an optimum compatibility,
we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or data code
(D/C) from the same vendor. Check with the vendor to get the correct memory
modules.
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RAMPAGE V EXTREME Motherboard Qualified Vendors List (QVL)
DDR4 3300 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
G.SKILL
F4-3300C17Q-16GRR
16GB(4x4GB)
SS
Gskill
NA
17-20-20-44
1.5V
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
2
4
•
•
8
DDR4 3000 MHz capability
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
2
4
G.SKILL
F4-3000C16Q-16GRR
16GB ( 4x
4GB)
SS
Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-3000C16Q-32GRR
32GB ( 4x
8GB)
DS
Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
•
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DDR4 2800 MHz capability
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
2
4
A_DATA
AX4U2800W8G17-DRZ
8GB
DS
Hynix
H5AN4G8
NMFR
17-18-18-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2800C16
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2800C16
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD64GX4M8A2800C16
64GB(8GB*8)
DS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2800C15
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
15-17-17-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2800C15
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
15-17-17-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2800C16
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2800C16
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK64GX4M8A2800C16
64GB(8GB*8)
DS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2800C15R
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
15-17-17-36
1.2V
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•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2800C15R
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
15-17-17-36
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2800C17Q-16GRR
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
17-18-18-35
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2800C17Q-32GRR
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
17-18-18-35
1.2V
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support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
2
4
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2666C14
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
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14-16-16-35
1.2V
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•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2666C14
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
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14-16-16-35
1.2V
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•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2666C15
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
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15-17-17-35
1.2V
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CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2666C15
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
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15-17-17-35
1.2V
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•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2666C14R
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
14-16-16-35
1.2V
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CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2666C14R
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
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14-16-16-35
1.2V
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G.SKILL
F4-2666C15Q-16GRR
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
15-17-17-36
1.2V
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F4-2666C15Q-32GRR
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
15-17-17-36
1.2V
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DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
2
4
A_DATA
AX4U2400W8G16-DRZ
8GB
SS
SK
hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-1616-39
1.2V
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•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2400C14
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
14-1616-31
1.2V
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•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2400C14
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
14-1616-31
1.2V
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•
CORSAIR
CMD64GX4M8A2400C14
64GB(8GB*8)
DS
-
-
14-1616-31
1.2V
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•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2400C13
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
13-1515-31
1.2V
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•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2400C13
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
13-1515-31
1.2V
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•
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CMK16GX4M4A2400C14B
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
14-1616-31
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2400C14R
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
14-1616-31
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2400C14
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
14-1616-31
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2400C14
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
14-1616-31
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK64GX4M8A2400C14
64GB(8GB*8)
DS
-
-
14-1616-31
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2400C13R
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
13-1515-31
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2400C13R
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
13-1515-31
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2400C15Q-16GRR
16GB ( 4x
4GB)
SS
Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
15-1515-35
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2400C15Q-32GRR
32GB ( 4x
8GB)
DS
Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
15-1515-35
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2400C15Q2-64GRR
64GB ( 8x
8GB)
DS
Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
15-1515-35
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2400C17Q-16GRR
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
17-1717-40
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2400C17Q-32GRR
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
17-1717-40
1.2V
•
•
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F4-2400C17Q2-64GRR
64GB(8GB*8)
DS
-
-
17-1717-40
1.2V
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•
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PUD42400C154GNJK
4GB
SS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
•
•
panram
PUD42400C158GNJK
8GB
DS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
•
•
panram
PUD42400C154G2NJK
8GB(4GB*2)
SS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
•
•
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PUD42400C158G2NJK
16GB(8GB*2)
DS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
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DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
2
4
8
Micron
MTA8ATF51264AZ2G1A1
4GB
SS
Micron
D9RGQ
15-1515-37
1.2V
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•
•
Micron
MTA16ATF1G64AZ2G1A1
8GB
DS
Micron
D9RGQ
15-1515-37
1.2V
•
•
•
Crucial
CT4G4DFS8213.8FA1
4GB
SS
Micron
D9RGQ
15-1515-37
1.2V
•
•
•
Crucial
CT8G4DFD8213.16FA1
8GB
DS
Micron
D9RGQ
15-1515-37
1.2V
•
•
•
Samsung
M378A5143DB0-CPB
4GB
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WDBCPB
15-1515-37
1.2V
•
•
•
SK hynix
HMA451U6MFR8N-TF
4GB
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-1515-37
1.2V
•
•
•
SK hynix
HMA41GU6MFR8N-TF
8GB
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-1515-37
1.2V
•
•
•
A_DATA
AX4U2133W4G13-DRZ
4GB
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
13-1313-36
1.2V
•
•
A_DATA
AX4U2133W8G13-DRZ
8GB
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
13-1313-36
1.2V
•
•
A_DATA
AX4U2133W4G15-DRZ
4GB
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-1515-37
1.2V
•
•
A_DATA
AX4U2133W8G15-DRZ
8GB
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-1515-37
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK8GX4M2A2133C15
8GB(4GB*2)
SS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M2A2133C15
16GB(8GB*2)
DS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK8GX4M2A2133C15R
8GB(4GB*2)
SS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2133C13B
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
13-1515-28
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2133C13R
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
13-1515-28
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2133C13
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
13-1515-28
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2133C13
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
13-1515-28
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK64GX4M8A2133C13
64GB(8GB*8)
DS
-
-
13-1515-28
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2133C12R
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
12-1414-27
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2133C12R
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
-
-
12-1414-27
1.2V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2133C12
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
-
-
12-1414-27
1.2V
•
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CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2133C12
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
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12-1414-27
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•
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
2
4
G.SKILL
F4-2133C12Q-16GRR
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
12-1212-32
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2133C12Q-32GRR
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
12-1212-32
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2133C12Q264GRR
64GB(8GB*8)
DS
Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
12-1212-32
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2133C15Q-16GRR
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
Micron
Z9RGR
15-1515-35
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2133C15Q-32GRR
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
Micron
Z9RGR
15-1515-35
1.2V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2133C15Q264GRR
64GB(8GB*8)
DS
Micron
Z9RGR
15-1515-35
1.2V
•
•
Kingston
KVR21N15/8
8GB
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-1515-37
1.2V
•
•
panram
PUD42133C154GNJK
4GB
DS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
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•
panram
PUD42133C158GNJK
8GB
DS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
•
•
panram
PUD42133C154G2NJK
8GB(4GB*2)
SS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
•
•
panram
PUD42133C158G2NJK
16GB(8GB*2)
DS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
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SUPER
TALENT
FBU2B008GM
8GB
DS
-
-
15-1515-36
1.2V
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•
8
•
•
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Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided DIMM support:
Supports one (1) module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory
configuration. We suggest that you install the module into A1 slot.
Supports two (2) modules inserted into any two (2) of the red slots as one pair of dualchannel memory configuration. We suggest that you install the modules into slots A1
and C1 for better compatibility.
Supports four (4) modules inserted into the four (4) red slots as two pairs of quadchannel memory configuration. We suggest that you install the modules into slots A1,
B1, C1, and D1 for better compatibility.
Supports six (6) modules inserted into four red slots and two black slots as three pairs
of quad-channel memory configuration. We suggest that you install the modules into
slots A1, A2, B1, C1, D1, and D2 for better compatibility.
Supports eight (8) modules inserted into all slots as fully-loaded quad-channel
memory configurations.
•
ASUS exclusively provides hyper DIMM support function.
•
Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Load
the X.M.P. or D.O.C.P. settings in the BIOS for the hyper DIMM support.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
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DDR4 2133 MHz capability
Chapter 1
1.2.5
Expansion slots
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.
Slot No. Slot Description
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1
PCIe 3.0 x16_1 slot
2
PCIe 3.0 x8_2 slot
3
PCIe 2.0 x4_1 slot
4
PCIe 3.0 x16/8_3 slot
5
PCIe 2.0 x1_1 slot
6
PCIe 3.0 x8_4 slot
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We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ or SLI
mode.
•
While running at four heavy loaded VGA cards, ensure to plug in the 4-pin extra PCIe
power supply for stability.
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•
Refer to the following configuration table for installation.
PCIe 3.0 operating mode for 40 lanes CPU
Single VGA
SLI/CFX
3-way
SLI/CFX
4-way
SLI/CFX
PCIE_X16_1
x16
x16
x16
x16
PCIE_X8_2
—
—
x8
x8
PCIE_X16/X8_3
—
x16
x8
x8
PCIE_X8_4
—
—
—
x8
Single VGA
SLI/CFX
3-way SLI/
CFX
PCIE_X16_1
x16
x16
x8
PCIE_X8_2
—
—
x8
PCIE_X16/X8_3
—
x8
x8
Red PCIe slot
PCIe 3.0 operating mode for 28 lanes CPU
Red PCIe slot
•
The PCIE_X8_4 slot shares bandwidth with M.2 x 4. When PCIE_X8_4 is occupied,
the M.2 will be disabled.
•
The PCIE_X8_4 slot will be disabled when using a 28-LANE CPU.
•
The PCIE_X4_1 (gray) slot shares bandwidth with the PCIE_X1_1 slot, USB3_E910,
and SATAExpress_E1 connector. When the PCIE_X4_1 slot is occupied by an X1
or X2 device, the SATAEXPRESS_E1 will be disabled. When the PCIE_X4_1 slot
is occupied by X4 device, both the SATAEXPRESS_E1, USB3_E910 ports, and the
PCIE_X1_1 slot will be disabled.
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IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
1-20
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
PCIE_X16_1
shared
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
PCIE_X8_2
shared
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
PCIE_x4_1
shared
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
PCIE_X16/X8_3
shared
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
PCIE_X8_4
shared
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
PCIE_X1_1
-
-
shared
-
-
-
-
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Intel LAN controller
-
-
-
-
shared
-
-
-
SATA #0
-
shared
-
-
-
-
-
SATA #1
-
shared
-
-
-
-
-
-
HD Audio
-
-
-
-
-
-
shared
-
EHCI #0 (USB 2.0)
-
-
-
-
-
shared
-
-
EHCI #1 (USB 2.0)
-
shared
-
-
-
-
XHCI (USB 3.0)
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
shared
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Chapter 1
1.2.6
Onboard buttons and switches
Onboard buttons and switches allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or
open-case system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings
to enhance system performance.
1.
Power-on (START) button
The motherboard comes with a power-on button that allows you to power up or wake
up the system. The button also lights up when the system is plugged to a power source
indicating that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before
removing or installing any motherboard component.
2.
Reset button
Press the Reset button to reboot the system.
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3.
MemOK! button (MemOK!)
Installing DIMMs that are not compatible with the motherboard may cause system boot
failure. One indicator is the DRAM_LED lighting continuously.
Press and hold the MemOK! button to initiate the memory compatibility tuning process
that can help lead to a successful boot.
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•
Refer to the Onboard LEDs section for the exact location of the DRAM_LED.
•
The DRAM_LED also lights up when the DIMM is not properly installed. Turn off the
system and reinstall the DIMM before using the MemOK! function.
•
The MemOK! button 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 tuning process
is completed, the DRAM_LED lights continuously. Replace the DIMMs with ones
recommended in the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) in this user manual or 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 fails to boot up due to BIOS overclocking, press the MemOK! button
to boot and load the BIOS default settings. A message will appear during POST to
remind you that the BIOS has been restored to its default settings.
•
We recommend that you download and update to the latest BIOS version from www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
ReTry button (RETRY)
The ReTry button is specially designed for overclockers and is most useful during the
booting process where the Reset button is rendered useless. When pressed, it forces
the system to reboot while retaining the same settings to be retried in quick succession
to achieve a successful POST.
5.
BIOS Switch button (BIOS_SWITCH)
The motherboard comes with two BIOS. Press the BIOS button to switch BIOS and
load different BIOS settings. The nearby BIOS LEDs indicate the currently selected
BIOS.
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6.
Safe Boot button (SAFE_BOOT)
The Safe Boot button can be pressed anytime to force the system to reboot into the BIOS
safe mode. This button temporarily applies safe settings to the BIOS while retaining any
overclocked settings allowing you to modify the settings causing boot failure. Use this
button when overclocking or tweaking the settings of your system.
7.
SOUNDSTAGE button (SOUNDSTAGE)
Press this button to activate the Sonic SoundStage feature.
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Chapter 1
8.
KeyBot button (KEYBOT)
Press this button to activate the KeyBot feature and enable any custom macros and
functions stored in the KeyBot microchip.
•
The KeyBot feature only supports USB keyboards connected on the designated USB
port. For the location of the KeyBot USB port, refer to the Rear I/O connection section
of this user guide.
•
The KEYBOT_LED near the KEYBOT button lights up if the Keybot function is
enabled.
•
For more information about the KeyBot feature, refer to the Software Support
chapter of this user guide.
9.
PCIe x16 Lane switch
These slide switches allows you to enable and disable the corresponding PCIe x16 slots.
When one of the installed PCIe x16 cards is out of order, you can use the slide switch to
find out the faulty one without removing the cards.
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10. Slow Mode Switch (SLOW_MODE)
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Slow Mode Switch is employed during LN2 benching. Some processors have a small
optimum temperature range to run at their highest frequency. Temperatures that fall
outside this band may yield instability. For example, a processor may need to operate
at -80°C under load and only 75°C when idle to maintain stability at 5.8GHz.
At lower frequencies, the CPU’s temperature tolerance increases. It will however
remain stable at lower frequencies at much colder or warmer temperatures. Once
it comes out of a heavy load while transitioning over to a light load, when the
temperature does not warm fast enough, it may crash. To overcome this, simply flip the
switch over to decrease the processor frequency. Switching over to Slow-Mode during
critical moments when Temperature/Max Frequency alignment is off-sync can prevent
a lot of crashes, even when trying to boot into the OS at cold temperatures.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
Onboard LEDs
1.
BIOS LED
The BIOS LEDs help indicate the BIOS activity. Press the BIOS button to switch
between BIOS1 and BIOS2 and the LED lights up when the corresponding BIOS is in
use.
2.
Chapter 1
1.2.7
PCIE Lane LED indicator
Indicates the PCIE lane used.
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3.
Q LED
Q LEDs check key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card, and boot devices) in
sequence during motherboard booting process. If an error is found, the corresponding
LED will continue lighting until the problem is solved. This user-friendly design provides
an intuitive way to locate the root-cause of the problem within seconds.
4.
Q-Code LED
The Q-Code LED design provides you with a 2-digit error code that displays the system
status. Refer to the Q-Code table on the next page for details.
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Chapter 1
Q-Code table
Code
Description
00
Not used
01
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard).
02
AP initialization before microcode loading
03
System Agent initialization before microcode loading
04
PCH initialization before microcode loading
06
Microcode loading
07
AP initialization after microcode loading
08
System Agent initialization after microcode loading
09
PCH initialization after microcode loading
0B
Cache initialization
0C – 0D
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
0E
Microcode not found
0F
Microcode not loaded
10
PEI Core is started
11 – 14
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
15 – 18
Pre-memory System Agent initialization is started
19 – 1C
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
2B – 2F
Memory initialization
30
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
31
Memory Installed
32 – 36
CPU post-memory initialization
37 – 3A
Post-Memory System Agent initialization is started
3B – 3E
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
4F
DXE IPL is started
50 – 53
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or incompatible memory
speed
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Q-Code table
Code
Description
54
Unspecified memory initialization error
55
Memory not installed
56
Invalid CPU type or Speed
57
CPU mismatch
58
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
59
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update is failed
5A
Internal CPU error
5B
Reset PPI is not available
5C – 5F
Reserved for future AMI error codes
E0
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is called by the DXE IPL)
E1
S3 Boot Script execution
E2
Video repost
E3
OS S3 wake vector call
E4 – E7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
E8
S3 Resume Failed
E9
S3 Resume PPI not Found
EA
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
EB
S3 OS Wake Error
EC – EF
Reserved for future AMI error codes
F0
Recovery condition triggered by firmware (Auto recovery)
F1
Recovery condition triggered by user (Forced recovery)
F2
Recovery process started
F3
Recovery firmware image is found
F4
Recovery firmware image is loaded
F5 – F7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
F8
Recovery PPI is not available
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Chapter 1
Q-Code table
Code
Description
F9
Recovery capsule is not found
FA
Invalid recovery capsule
FB – FF
Reserved for future AMI error codes
60
DXE Core is started
61
NVRAM initialization
62
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
63 – 67
CPU DXE initialization is started
68
PCI host bridge initialization
69
System Agent DXE initialization is started
6A
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is started
6B – 6F
System Agent DXE initialization (System Agent module specific)
70
PCH DXE initialization is started
71
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
72
PCH devices initialization
73 – 77
PCH DXE Initialization (PCH module specific)
78
ACPI module initialization
79
CSM initialization
7A – 7F
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
90
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is started
91
Driver connecting is started
92
PCI Bus initialization is started
93
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
94
PCI Bus Enumeration
95
PCI Bus Request Resources
96
PCI Bus Assign Resources
97
Console Output devices connect
98
Console input devices connect
99
Super IO Initialization
9A
USB initialization is started
9B
USB Reset
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Q-Code table
Code
Description
9C
USB Detect
9D
USB Enable
9E – 9F
Reserved for future AMI codes
A0
IDE initialization is started
A1
IDE Reset
A2
IDE Detect
A3
IDE Enable
A4
SCSI initialization is started
A5
SCSI Reset
A6
SCSI Detect
A7
SCSI Enable
A8
Setup Verifying Password
A9
Start of Setup
AA
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
AB
Setup Input Wait
AC
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
AD
Ready To Boot event
AE
Legacy Boot event
AF
Exit Boot Services event
B0
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin
B1
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
B2
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
B3
System Reset
B4
USB hot plug
B5
PCI bus hot plug
B6
Clean-up of NVRAM
B7
Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM settings)
B8– BF
Reserved for future AMI codes
D0
CPU initialization error
D1
System Agent initialization error
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Q-Code table
Code
Description
D2
PCH initialization error
D3
Some of the Architectural Protocols are not available
D4
PCI resource allocation error. Out of Resources
D5
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
D6
No Console Output Devices are found
D7
No Console Input Devices are found
D8
Invalid password
D9
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage returned error)
DA
Boot Option is failed (StartImage returned error)
DB
Flash update is failed
DC
Reset protocol is not available
ACPI/ASL Checkpoints
Code
Description
0x01
System is entering S1 sleep state
0x02
System is entering S2 sleep state
0x03
System is entering S3 sleep state
0x04
System is entering S4 sleep state
0x05
System is entering S5 sleep state
0x10
System is waking up from the S1 sleep state
0x20
System is waking up from the S2 sleep state
0x30
System is waking up from the S3 sleep state
0x40
System is waking up from the S4 sleep state
0xAC
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
0xAA
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
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1.
LN2 Mode jumper (3-pin LN2_MODE)
With LN2 mode activated, the ROG motherboard is optimized to remedy the cold-boot
bug during POST and help the system boot successfully.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
Internal connectors
Chapter 1
1.2.9
1.Intel® X99 Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-10; SATAEXPRESS_1)
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® X99
chipset.
•
These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATA RAID array using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to
[RAID Mode]. Refer to the PCH Storage Configuration section for details.
•
Before creating a RAID array, refer to the RAID configurations section or the manual
bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
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2.ASMedia® Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_E3E4; SATAEXPRESS_E1)
3.
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
signal cables.
•
The ASMedia storage controller can only support AHCI mode.
•
These SATA ports are for data drives only.
•
The PCIE_X4_1 (gray) slot shares bandwidth with the PCIE_X1_1 slot, USB3_E910
and SATAExpress_E1 connector. When the PCIE_X4_1 slot is occupied by an X1
or X2 device, the SATAEXPRESS_E1 will be disabled. When the PCIE_X4_1 slot
is occupied by X4 device, both the SATAEXPRESS_E1, USB3_E910 ports, and the
PCIE_X1_1 slot will be disabled.
ROG Extension connector (18-1 pin ROG_EXT)
This connector is for the OC Panel and other ROG accessories supporting the ROG_
EXT connector.
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4. Thermal sensor cable connectors (2-pin T_SENSOR1, T_SENSOR2,
T_SENSOR3)
These connectors are for temperature monitoring. Connect the thermal sensor cables
to these connectors and place the other end on the devices that you want to monitor.
The optional fans 1, 2, and 3 can work with the temperature sensors for a more
efficient cooling solution.
To monitor the temperature at the BIOS, go to BIOS>Monitor>Temperature Monitor.
5.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12, USB3_34)
This connector is for the additional USB 3.0 ports, and complies with the USB 3.0
specification that supports up to 4.8Gbps connection speed. If the USB 3.0 front panel
cable is available in your system chassis, with this USB 3.0 connector, you can have a
front panel USB 3.0 solution.
•
The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
•
These connectors are based on xHCI specification. We recommend you to install the
related driver to fully use the USB 3.0 ports under Windows® 7.
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6.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB1112; USB1314)
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 support up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB) first, and then
install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports front
panel USB ports.
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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7.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN; 4-pin CPU_OPT;
4-pin CHA_FAN1A-3A; 4-pin CHA_FAN1B-3B)
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.
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!
The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
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8.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either
HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O
module cable to this connector.
9.
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to take advantage 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].
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
the network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
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10. Thunderbolt header (5-pin TB_HEADER)
This connector is for the add-on Thunderbolt I/O card that supports Intel’s Thunderbolt
Technology, allowing you to connect up to six Thunderbolt-enabled devices and a
DisplayPort-enabled display in a daisy-chain configuration.
11. M.2 connector
The M.2 (Socket 3) with M Key supports type 2260 (22 mm x 60 mm), 2280 (22 mm x
80 mm), and 22110 (22 mm x 110 mm) PCIe interface storage devices.
The PCIE_X8_4 slot shares bandwidth with M.2 x4. When PCIE_X8_4 is occupied, the M.2
will be disabled.
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12. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 4-pin EATX12V_1; 8-pin EATX12V_2; 4-pin EZ_PLUG)
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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.
•
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 450 W.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin/8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the system
will not boot.
•
Connect the 4-pin EZ_PLUG power plugs to ensure sufficient power when you install
multiple graphics cards.
•
Use of a PSU with 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 or more high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with at
least 1000W of output power to ensure system stability.
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Chapter 1
13. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
•
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
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 HDD_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to
the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the system
on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing
the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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14. ROG Logo LED connector (3-pin ROG)
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This connector is for the box (labelled Republic of Gamers) below the CPU socket.
Connect the box’s cable to this connector. The box lights up when you turn on the system.
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Chapter 1
1.2.10ProbeIt
The ROG ProbeIt allows you to detect your system’s current voltage and OC settings. Use a
multimeter to measure the ProbeIt points even during overclocking.
See the illustration below to locate the respective ProbeIt points.
Using ProbeIt
You can connect the multimeter to the motherboard as shown on the following figure.
The illustration above are for reference only, the actual motherboard layout and measure
points location may differ by models.
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Chapter 2:
Basic installation
Installation
Basic installation
2.1
Building your PC system
2.1.1
Motherboard installation
2
1.
Install the ASUS Q-Shield to the chassis rear I/O panel.
2.
Place the motherboard into the chassis ensuring that its rear I/O ports are aligned to
the chassis’ rear I/O panel.
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The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with
models, but the installation steps are the same for all models.
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3.
Place nine screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
Chapter 2
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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2.1.2
CPU installation
Chapter 2
Ensure that you install the correct CPU designed for LGA2011-v3 socket only. DO NOT
install a CPU designed for LGA1150, LGA1155, and LGA1156 sockets on the LGA2011-v3
socket.
Triangle mark
Load lever
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edge of the Load plate
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Load plate
PnP cap
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2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Chapter 2
Apply the thermal interface material to the
CPU heatsink and CPU before you install
the heatsink and fan, if necessary.
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
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Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
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Replacing the LGA2011-v3 CPU pad (X-Socket 2)
Chapter 2
The X-Socket 2 is a unique ROG feature that allows the user to use their LN2 pot on the
LGA 2011-v3 motherboard.
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2.1.4
DIMM installation
Chapter 2
To remove a DIMM
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ATX Power connection
Chapter 2
2.1.5
OR
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2.1.6
SATA device connection
OR
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OR
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2.1.7
Front I/O Connector
PWR
Ground
Reset
Ground
HDD LED
Chapter 2
HDD LED+
HDD LED-
HDD LED
Installing the ASUS Q-Connector
R SW
POWE
RESET
SW
Installing the USB 2.0 connector
Installing the front panel audio connector
AAFP
USB 2.0
Installing the USB 3.0 connector
USB 3.0
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2.1.8
Expansion Card installation
Installing the PCIe x16 cards
Chapter 2
Installing the PCIe x1 cards
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2.1.9
Wi-Fi antenna installation
Installing the ASUS 3T3R dual band Wi-Fi antenna
LINE IN
Chapter 2
REAR
LINE OUT
MIC IN
USB 3.0/UASP
SPDIF OUT
USB 3.0/UASP
USB BIOS
Flashback
USB 3.0/UASP
USB 3.0/UASP
USB BIOS
Flashback
USB 3.0/UASP
O/SUB
To install the ASUS 3T3R dual band Wi-Fi antenna, connect the bundled ASUS 3T3R dual
band Wi-Fi antenna connector to the Wi-Fi ports at the back of the chassis.
BIOS
IO Shield
•
Ensure that the ASUS 3T3R dual band Wi-Fi antenna is securely installed to the Wi-Fi
ports.
•
Ensure to install the Bluetooth driver before installing the Wi-Fi GO! software.
The illustration above is for reference only. The I/O port layout may vary with models, but
the Wi-Fi antenna installation procedure is the same for all models.
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2.2
BIOS update utility
USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to easily update the BIOS without entering the existing
BIOS or operating system. Simply insert a USB storage device to the USB port specially
allocated for the USB BIOS Flashback feature then press the ROG Connect button for three
seconds. The BIOS will be updated automatically.
To use USB BIOS Flashback:
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1. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website
2.
Extract and rename the BIOS image file to R5E.CAP.
3.Copy R5E.CAP to the root directory of the USB flash disk drive.
4.
Turn off the system and insert the USB storage device to the ROG Connect port.
5.
Press the ROG Connect button and release when a flashing light appears, which
indicates that the BIOS Flashback function is enabled.
6.
Wait until the light goes out, indicating that the BIOS updating process is completed.
USB BIOS Flashback/ ROG Connect port
For more BIOS update utilities in BIOS setup, refer to the Updating BIOS section in
Chapter 3.
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•
DO NOT unplug portable disk, power system, or press the CLR_CMOS button while
the BIOS update is ongoing, otherwise the update will be interrupted. In case of
interruption, please follow the steps again.
•
Updating the BIOS may have risks. If the BIOS program is damaged during the
process and results in the system’s failure to boot up, please contact your local ASUS
Service Center.
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
Motherboard rear and audio connections
2.3.1
Rear I/O connection
Chapter 2
2.3
Rear panel connectors
1. Clear CMOS button
2. PS/2 mouse/keyboard port
3. Intel® LAN (RJ-45) port*
4. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Bluetooth V4.0**
5. ROG Connect button
6. USB 2.0 ports 7 and 8.
7. USB 3.0 ports E1, E2, E3, and E4. Supports ASUS 3.0 Boost Turbo Mode.
8. USB 3.0 ports E5, E6, E7, and E8. Supports ASUS 3.0 Boost Turbo Mode.
9. U
SB 3.0 ports E9 and E10. Supports ASUS 3.0 Boost Turbo Mode.
10. Audio I/O ports with Optical S/PDIF Out port***
*, **, and ***: Refer to the tables on the next page for Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module LEDs, LAN port LEDs, and audio port
definitions.
The PCIE_X4_1 (gray) slot shares bandwidth with the PCIE_X1_1 slot, USB3_E910,
and SATAExpress_E1 connector. When the PCIE_X4_1 slot is occupied by an X1
or X2 device, the SATAEXPRESS_E1 will be disabled. When the PCIE_X4_1 slot
is occupied by X4 device, both the SATAEXPRESS_E1, USB3_E910 ports, and the
PCIE_X1_1 slot will be disabled.
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•
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.
•
When using the external SATA port, ensure to use a compatible connector.
* LAN ports LED indications
Activity Link LED
Chapter 2
Status
Speed LED
Description
Status
Description
Off
No link
Off
Orange
Linked
Orange 100 Mbps connection
Orange (Blinking) Data activity
Orange (Blinking
then steady)
Green
10 Mbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
1 Gbps connection
Ready to wake up
from S5 mode
LAN port
You can disable the LAN controllers in BIOS. Due to hardware design, the LAN1 port’s
LEDs may continue to blink even when disabled.
** Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module LED indications
Wi-Fi LED
Status
Description
Bluetooth LED
Status
Description
Off
No link
Off
No link
Green
Linked
Blue
Linked
Blinking
Data activity
Wi-Fi LED
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
Bluetooth v4.0
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such
mark by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are
those of their respective owners.
*** Audio 2, 4, 6 or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
2-16
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
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2.3.2
Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
Chapter 2
Connect to Headphone and Mic
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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2.4
OC Panel
The OC Panel is a device that allows you to overclock your PC without the need to go to the
BIOS settings or use software utilities. You can setup the OC Panel in an available 5.25-inch
drive bay on your computer chassis (Normal Mode) or as an external handheld console on an
“open-air” OC test bench (Extreme Mode).
2.4.1 •
Ensure that your system has adequate cooling designed for overclocking before using
the OC Panel.
•
Ensure to update your OC Panel’s firmware. Visit www.asus.com for the latest
firmware and updates about the OC Panel.
•
Ensure that you have installed ROG Connect Plus driver for the NORMAL Mode of the
OC Panel.
Chapter 2
These modes are further explained in the succeeding subsections.
OC Panel Overview
Normal/Extreme
Mode switch
CPU Level Up
LCM Power Button
FanSpeed Control button
OC
Start Button
Start
Value up Button
Left Arrow button
Clear button
OC
OK button
Right Arrow button
OK
Clea
t
r
Rese
Reset button
Start
OK
Clea
t
r
Rese
Value Down button
Fan connectors 1,2
Fan connectors 3,4
VGA hotwire connectors
VGA hotwire
Subzero Sense
connector
ON
ON
OFF OFF
Pause and Slow Mode
OC Panel cover
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OC Panel LCM Display in Normal Mode
Chapter 2
OC Panel LCM Display in Extreme Mode
Extreme Mode capabilities including V1, V2, DRAM, and other voltage definitions vary by
chipset. Please refer to your motherboard manual for details.
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2.4.2
Setting up your OC Panel in Normal Mode
Ensure that you have installed ROG Connect Plus driver for the NORMAL Mode of the OC
Panel.
The OC Panel in Normal Mode mainly provides easy access buttons for increasing your
CPU’s frequency level, adjusting fan speeds, and customizing overclocking profiles. It also
displays vital information about your computer’s CPU temperature, ratio, base clock, and
CPU fan speed (RPM).
Prepare the bundled OC Panel 5.25-inch
drive bay metal case and set of two (2)
screws.
3.
Align and insert the OC Panel into the OC
Panel 5.25-inch drive bay metal case.
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2.
set
Tilt the OC Panel LCM display until it is
perpendicular to the body of OC Panel.
Clea
1.
Re
To set up your OC Panel in Normal Mode:
r
Start
OK
Re
set
The OC Panel fits in one orientation
only. If it does not fit, try reversing it.
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4.
Secure the OC Panel to the OC Panel
5.25-inch drive bay metal case with the
two (2) screws.
Ensure that the OC Panel fits snugly
into the OC Panel 5.25-inch drive bay
metal case.
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5.
Shut down your computer.
6. Open your computer chassis and remove
the front cover of an available 5.25-inch
drive bay.
7.
Align and insert the OC Panel and the
OC Panel 5.25-inch drive bay metal case
assembly into the drive bay.
8.
Secure the OC Panel and the OC Panel
5.25-inch drive bay metal case assembly
into the drive bay with four (4) screws.
9. Connect the OC Panel data cable (A)
and a SATA Power cable (B) to the OC
Panel.
10. Locate the ROG_EXT connector on the motherboard and connect the OC Panel cable.
11. Boot your computer.
12. Press the OC Panel LCM Power button to turn on the OC Panel LCM display.
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2.4.3
Setting up your OC Panel in Extreme Mode
The OC Panel in Extreme Mode is set up with an open chassis system or “open-air” OC
test bed assembly and enjoyed as a handheld console to perform overclocking and voltage
tuning.
When in Extreme Mode, you can utilize more features such as Subzero Sense and VGA
Hotwire. It also comes with some of the most commonly used voltage tuning presets that are
preconfigured for the optimum overclocking experience at your convenience.
Chapter 2
Extreme Mode capabilities including V1, V2, DRAM, and other voltage definitions vary by
chipset. Please refer to your motherboard manual for details.
To setup the OC Panel in Extreme Mode:
1. Shut down your computer.
2.
Connect the OC Panel cable (A) and a
SATA Power cable (B) to the OC Panel.
3.
Locate the ROG_EXT connector on the
motherboard and connect the OC Panel
cable.
4.
Boot your computer.
5.
Press the OC Panel power button to turn on the OC Panel LCM display.
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2.5
Starting up for the first time
Chapter 2
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Ensure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.
Monitor
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c.
System power
6.
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 (POST). While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table) or additional messages may 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.
7.
BIOS Beep
Description
One short beep
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
No memory detected
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
No VGA detected
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
Hardware component failure
Hold down the <Delete> key during power on to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
2.6 Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, press the power button for less than four seconds to put the system
to sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Press the power switch for
more than four seconds to let the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting.
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BIOS setup
BIOS setup
3.1
Knowing BIOS
3
The new ASUS UEFI BIOS is a Unified Extensible Interface that complies with UEFI
architecture, offering a user-friendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboardonly BIOS controls to enable a more flexible and convenient mouse input. You can easily
navigate the new UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as your operating system. The
term “BIOS” in this user manual refers to “UEFI BIOS” unless otherwise specified.
•
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.
Chapter 3
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
optimal performance. DO NOT change the default BIOS settings except in the following
circumstances:
Inappropriate BIOS settings may result to instability or boot failure. We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
When downloading or updating the BIOS file, rename it as R5E.CAP for this motherboard.
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BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS screen
includes navigation keys and a brief on-screen tip to help guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup, press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If
you do not press <Delete>, the computer continues to boot normally.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
•
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> simultaneously.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
Press the DirectKey button on the motherboard. You can perform this option if the
DirectKey item is enabled in the BIOS Setup. See the section about Boot Menu on
Chapter 3 for more information in enabling the DirectKey function in BIOS.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the previous options.
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-
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 or press hotkey <F5>. See the section about Exit
menu on Chapter 3 for more information.
-
If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, use the Safe-Mode button
first before trying to clear the CMOS and resetting the motherboard to the default
value. For more information about the Safe-Mode button, see the Onboard buttons
and switches section on Chapter 1 of this user guide. For the Clear CMOS button. see
the section about Rear I/O Connection on Chapter 2.
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The BIOS setup program does not support bluetooth devices.
BIOS menu screen
The BIOS Setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode screen.
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3.2.1
EZ Mode
EZ Mode provides you with 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 Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode or press the
<F7> hot key for the advanced BIOS settings.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. For more
information, see the Setup Mode item of the Boot menu section on Chapter 3.
Displays the system properties of the selected mode.
Click “<” or “>” to switch EZ System Tuning modes.
Selects the display language
of the BIOS setup program
Creates storage RAID and
configures system overclocking
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Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU voltage output, CPU/chassis/power fan
speed, and SATA information
Displays the CPU Fan’s speed. Click
the button to manually tune the fans
Enables or disables the Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Loads optimized default settings
Saves the changes and
resets the system
Click to go to Advanced Mode
Click to display boot devices
Selects the boot device priority
•
The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
•
The Boot Menu (F8) button is available only when a boot device is installed to the
system.
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Advanced Mode
Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure the BIOS
settings. The figure below shows an example of Advanced Mode. Refer to the following
sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the Advanced Mode, click Exit, then select Advanced Mode or press F7 hotkey.
Pop-up Menu
Configuration fields
Menu bar
Language
Quick Note (F9)
MyFavorite(F3)
Scroll bar
Hot Keys
Qfan Control(F6) EZ Tuning Wizard(F11)
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Sub-menu item
Menu items
General help
Last modified settings
Goes back to EZ Mode
Displays the CPU temperature, CPU, and memory voltage output
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
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My Favorites
Main
For saving the frequently-used system settings and configuration
For changing the basic system configuration
Extreme Tweaker
For changing the overclocking settings
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing
the fan settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tool
Exit
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 (My Favorites, Extreme Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit)
on the menu bar have their respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a sub menu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click
this button and return to the previous menu screen.
Sub menu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a sub
menu. To display the sub menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
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
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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
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.
If you delete all shortcut items from the F3: Shortcut list, the default shortcut items will
reappear after your next startup.
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 in 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.
Quick Note button
This button allows you to enter notes of any modifications you have made in BIOS.
•
The Quick Note function does not support the following keyboard functions: delete,
cut, copy, and paste.
•
You can only use the alphanumeric characters to enter your notes.
Last Modified button
This button shows the items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup.
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My Favorites
My Favorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite
BIOS items.
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Adding items to My Favorites
To add frequently-used BIOS items to My Favorites:
1.
Use the arrow keys to select an item that you want to add. When using a mouse, hover
the pointer to the item.
2.
Press <F4> on your keyboard or right-click on your mouse to add the item to My
Favorites page.
You cannot add the following items to My Favorites:
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Items with sub menu options
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User-configurable items such as language and boot device order
•
Configuration items such as Memory SPD Information, system time, and date
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Main menu
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The Main menu screen appears when you enter Advanced Mode in 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
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 the section about Rear I/O Connection in
Chapter 2 for more information.
•
The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default [Not
Installed]. After you set a password, these items will be displayed as [Installed].
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password when accessing the system. Otherwise, you may be restricted from viewing or
modifying certain fields in the BIOS Setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
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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 will show as Not
Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password when accessing the
system. The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After
you set a password, this item will show Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing the 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 will show Not Installed.
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Extreme Tweaker menu
The Extreme Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Extreme 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.
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Scroll down to display other BIOS items.
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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]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
[Manual]
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
[X.M.P.]
If you install memory modules supporting the eXtreme Memory Profile
(X.M.P.) Technology, choose this item to set the profiles supported by your
memory modules for optimizing the system performance.
The [X.M.P.] configuration option appears only when you install memory modules
supporting the eXtreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) Technology.
ASUS MultiCore Enhancement [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the MultiCore Enhancement feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
CPU Core Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU ratio and sync automatically, per core or all cores.
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Configuration options: [Auto] [Sync All Cores] [Per Core]
When the CPU Core Ratio is set to [Sync All Cores], the following item appears.
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 1-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual]
Select to manually assign a value for the 1-Core Ratio limit. The values of 2-core, 3-core, 4-core, 5-core, and 6-core ratio limits will be
automatically set to be lower than or equal to the value of the 1-core
Ratio limit.
When the CPU Core Ratio is set to [Per Core], the following item appears:
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 1-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual]
Select to manually assign a 1-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 2-Core Ratio Limit.
2-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 2-Core Ratio Limit.
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[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual]
Select to manually assign a 2-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core Limit must not be set
to [Auto].
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3-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 3-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual]
Select to manually assign a 3-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 4-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2-Core Ratio Limit
must not be set to [Auto].
4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 4 Core Ratio Limit
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting
[Manual]
Select to manually assign a 4-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2-Core/3-Core Limit
must not be set to [Auto].
5-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual]
Select to manually assign a 5-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 4-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2-Core/3-Core/4-Core
Ratio Limit must not be set to [Auto].
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Allows you to set the 5-Core Ratio Limit.
6-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 6 Core Ratio Limit
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting
[Manual]
Select to manually assign a 6-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 5-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2-Core/3-Core
/4-Core/5-Core Limit must not be set to [Auto].
Min. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the minimum possible ratio on the Uncore part of the processor. Use the
<+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values depend on the CPU installed.
Max. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the maximum possible ratio on the Uncore part of the processor. Use the
<+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values depend on the CPU installed.
Internal PLL Overvoltage [Auto]
Allows you to enable the internal PLL voltage for unlocked CPUs to get extreme overclocking
capabilities.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
BCLK Frequency : DRAM Frequency Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the BCLK frequency to DRAM frequency ratio.
[Auto]
The BCLK frequency to DRAM frequency is set to the optimized settings.
[100:133]
The BCLK frequency to DRAM frequency ratio is set to 100:133.
[100:100]
The BCLK frequency to DRAM frequency ratio is set to 100:100.
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DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configuration options vary with the
BCLK/CPU Strap Frequency item settings.
Xtreme Tweaking [Disabled]
Helps improve benchmark performance.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Level Up [Auto]
Allows you to overclock the CPU at a certain frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [4.4000G] [4.2000G] [4.0000G]
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item only appears when you set EPU Power Saving Mode to [Enabled].
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EPU Setting [Auto]
Allows you to select the EPU power saving function.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Light Power Saving] [Medium Power Saving]
[Max Power Saving]
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DRAM Timing Control
The subitems 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.
Rampage Tweak [Auto]
This item allows you to specify the Rampage Tweak operation mode to find to the
DRAM. Mode 1 helps you with the DRAM performance and Mode 2 helps you in
overclocking and system performance.
[Auto] Automatically selects the mode.
[Mode 1] Memory compatibility.
[Mode 2]
Overclocking and performance.
Memory Presets
This item allows you to select and load a memory preset or timing profile from a
redefined list. The configurations of the memory presets are provided by the ROG
OC expert team. Users can load the profiles before performing overclocking or DRAM
tweaking.
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Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
Primary Timings
DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [63]
DRAM Command Rate [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [3]
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Secondary Timings
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [7]
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [7]
DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [511]
DRAM Refresh Interval [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [32767]
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [63]
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DRAM WRITE to READ Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM CKE Minimum Pulse width [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM Write Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
Third Timings
tRRDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRRDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tWWDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tWWDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRWDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tWRDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tWRDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
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tRWSR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tCCD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tCCDWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tUWRDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRWDR2 [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRWDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRWSR2 [Auto]
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Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tWRDD2 [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tCCDWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tCCD_L [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
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RTL IOL control
DRAM RTL INIT Value [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHA D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHA D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHA D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHA D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHB D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHB D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHB D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
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DRAM RTL (CHB D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHC D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHC D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHC D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHC D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHD D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHD D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHD D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHD D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM IOL (CHA D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHA D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHA D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHA D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHB D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
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DRAM IOL (CHB D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHB D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHB D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHC D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHC D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHC D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHC D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHD D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
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DRAM IOL (CHD D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHD D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IOL (CHD D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
IO control
MC Vref(CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [50] - [99.911]
MC Vref(CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [50] - [99.911]
MC Vref(CHC) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [50] - [99.911]
MC Vref(CHD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [50] - [99.911]
DRAM Vref (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [60] - [99]
DRAM Vref (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [60] - [99]
DRAM Vref (CHC) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [60] - [99]
DRAM Vref (CHD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [60] - [99]
CTL Vref (CHAB) Sign [+]
Configuration options: [+] [-]
CTL Vref (CHAB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.00] - [0.20]
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CTL Vref (CHCD) Sign [+]
Configuration options: [+] [-]
CTL Vref (CHCD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.00] - [0.20]
Receiver DQ Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Receiver DQ De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Transmitter DQ Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Receiver DQS Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Receiver DQS De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Transmitter DQS Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Receiver CMD Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
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Receiver CMD De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Transmitter CMD Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Receiver CLK Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [2.00]
Receiver CLK De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [2.00]
Transmitter CLK Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [2.00]
Receiver CTL Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
Receiver CTL De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
Transmitter CTL Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
Receiver ODT Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
Transmitter ODT Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
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MISC
DRAM Eventual Voltage (CHA/CHB/CHC/CHD) [Auto]
Use <+> or <-> to adjust the eventual voltages of the DIMM slots. The values range
from 0.8 V to 1.9 V with a 0.10 increment.
DQ/ DQS/ CMD/ CTL Sense Amp Sign [+]
Configuration options: [+] [-]
DQ/ DQS/ CMD/ CTL Sense Amp [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] – [127]
DRAM CLK Period [Auto]
This item allows you to set a DRAM clock period.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [19]
Memory optimize Control [Auto]
This item allows you to optimize the memory control.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
Enhanced Training (CHA)/ (CHB)/ (CHC)/ (CHD) [Auto]
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Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
MemTest [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
Attempt Fast Boot [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
DRAM Training [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
MemTest on Fast Boot [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
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External DIGI+ Power Control
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 Input Boot Voltage [Auto]
The voltage for CPU at initial Boot.
CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
CPU Load-line is defined by Intel’s VRM spec and affects CPU voltage. The CPU
operating voltage will decrease proportionally to the CPU load. Higher load-line
calibration would enable higher voltage for better overclocking performance, but
decrease the CPU and VRM thermal. 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]
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The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
CPU VRM Switching Frequency [Auto]
This item affects the VRM transient response speed and the component thermal
efficiency. Select [Manual] to configure a higher frequency for a quicker transient
response speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
The following item appears only when you set the CPU VRM Switching Frequency to
[Manual].
VRM Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Enable this item to enhance system stability.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Active Frequency Mode [Disabled]
Enable this item to enhance the power saving condition.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Do not remove the thermal module when manual mode is selected. The thermal conditions
should be monitored.
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CPU Power Phase Control [Auto]
Phase number is the number of active VRM phases. Increasing phase number under
heavy system loading can achieve better transient and thermal performance. Reducing
phase number under light system loading to increase VRM efficiency
[Standard]
Proceeds phase control depending on the CPU loading.
[Optimized]
Loads the ASUS optimized phase tuning profile.
[Extreme]
Proceeds the full phase mode.
[Manual Adjustment]Allows manual adjustment.
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI + VRM Duty Control adjusts the current of every VRM phase and the thermal
conditions of every phase component.
[T. Probe]
Select to set the VRM thermal balance mode.
[Extreme]
Select to set the VRM current balance mode.
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
CPU Current Capability [Auto]
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Allows you to adjust the total power range for DRAM overclocking.
Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%] [240%]
CPU Power Thermal Control [135]
Allows you to set a higher temperature to extend the overclocking tolerance and at the
same time increase the overclocking potential.
DRAM Current Capability(CHA, CHB)/ (CHC, CHD) [100%]
Allows you to adjusts the total power range for DRAM overclocking. A higher value
provides a wider total power range and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously.
Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%] [240%]
DRAM Switching Frequency(CHA, CHB)/ (CHC, CHD) [Auto]
DRAM switching affects the overclocking range and the system stability. Configure a
higher frequency to increase the overclocking range or a lower frequency to enhance
the system stability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following item appears only when you set the DRAM Switching Frequency to [Manual].
Fixed DRAM Switching Frequency (KHz) [300]
This item allows you to set a higher frequency for an increased
overclocking range or a lower frequency for an enhanced system stability.
Use the <+> or <-> to adjust the value. The values range from 300 KHz to
500 KHz with an interval of 50 KHz.
DRAM Power Phase Control (CHA, CHB)/ CHC, CHD) [Optimized]
Allows you to enable or disable the DRAM CD settings.
[Optimized]
Set to the optimized ASUS phase tuning profile.
[Standard]
The phase control will be based on the CPU command.
[Extreme]
Set to the full phase mode.
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BCLK Amplitude [Auto]
This item allows you to adjust the magnitude of the BCLK.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Lower] [Normal] [Higher]
ICC Ringback Canceller [Disabled]
Allows you to enable the ICC Ringback Canceller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
Cross-Talk Cancellation Voltage [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
ICC Ringback Canceller [Auto]
Allows you to enable the ICC Ringback Canceller.
Gen3 Preset [Auto]
Selecting differenct presents can improve the stability of PCIE 3.0/
Configuration options: [Auto] [Preset1] [Preset] Preset3
PCIE Clock Amplitude [Auto]
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Enable this item to enhance the power saving condition.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Normal] [Higher]
Do not remove the thermal module when the manual mode is selected. The thermal
conditions should be monitored.
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Internal CPU Power Management
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
This item allows your system to adjust the CPU’s voltage and cores frequency,
resulting in decreased power consumption and heat production.
[Disabled]
The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled]
The system controls the CPU speed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Enable this item for the operating system to dynamically adjust the CPU voltage and
frequency, resulting in a decreased average power consumption and a decreased
average heat production.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Long Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
The default value will be the TDP (thernal design power). The turbo ratio can be
maintained for a duration to exceed the TDP for the maximum system perfromance.
Configuration options: [1] - [4095]
Package Power Time Window [Auto]
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The value indicates the maintained duration for the turbo ratio to exceed the TDP
(Thermal design power).
Configuration options: [1] - [127]
Short Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
It is the second power limit to provide a rapid protection when the package power
exceeds power limit 1. The default setting is 1.25 times the power limit 1.
Configuration options: [1] - [4095]
According to Intel, the platfrom must be capabale of supporting the duration for up to 10
msec. when the turbo ratio exceeds the power limit 2. ASUS motherboards can support the
duration for longer time.
CPU Intergrated VR Current Limit [Auto]
This item allows you to configure a higher current limit to prevent a frequency or power
throttling when overclocking.
Configuration options: [0.125] - [1023.875]
CPU Intergrated Fault Management [Auto]
Disable this item to prevent the FIVR (fully integrated voltage regulator) from tripping
when doing over-voltage. It is recommended to disable this item when overclocking.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU Intergrated VR Efficiency Management [Auto]
Select the balanced mode to improve power saving when the CPU is in a low power
state. Select the high performance mode to make the FIVR (fully integrated voltage
regulator) work in a high performance at all times.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
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CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores. Increase the
voltage when configuring a high CPU core frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode] [Adaptive Mode]
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Manual Mode].
CPU Core Voltage Override [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU core voltage. Use<+> or <->
key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V at 0.001V
increment.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] or
[Adaptive Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
Chapter 3
CPU Core Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU core voltage offset value.
Use<+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to
0.999V at 0.001V increment.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Adaptive Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Core Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU core voltage offset value.
Use<+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to
0.999V at 0.001V increment.
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores
when running in turbo mode. Increase the voltage when configuring a high
CPU core frequency. The voltage you set is affected by the offset value.
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V
to 1.920 V with a 0.001 V interval.
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CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the amount of voltage fed to the CPU uncores including it is
cache. Increase the voltage when configuring a high CPU cache frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode] [Adaptive Mode]
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Manual Mode].
CPU Cache Voltage Override [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU cache voltage. Use<+> or <->
key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V at 0.001V
increment.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
Chapter 3
CPU Cache Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU cache voltage offset value.
Use<+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to
0.999V at 0.001V increment.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Adaptive Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Cache Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU cache voltage offset value.
Use<+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to
0.999V at 0.001V increment.
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores
when running in turbo mode. Increase the voltage when configuring a high
CPU core frequency. The voltage you set is affected by the offset value.
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V
to 1.920 V with a 0.001 V interval.
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CPU System Agent Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU System Agent Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the system agent of the
processor including its PCIE controller and power control unit (PCU). Setting a high
system agent voltage may enhance the overclocking capability.Use the <+> or <-> key
to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V at 0.001V increment.
CPU SVID Support [Auto]
Set this item to stop the CPU from communicating with the external voltage regulator. Disable
this item when you overclock your system.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Input Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the input voltage for the processor by the external voltage
regulator. Use the <+> or <-> key to adjust the value.
Chapter 3
Configuration options: [0.800V] - [3.400V]
DRAM SVID Support [Auto]
Set this item to stop the CPU from communicating with the external voltage regulator. Disable
this item when you overclock your system.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM Voltage (CHA, CHB) / (CHC, CHD) [Auto]
This item allows you to set the voltage for the system memory. Use the <+> or <-> key to
adjust the value. The values range from 0.80V to 1.90V at 0.010V increment.
According to Intel® CPU specifications, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65 V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend that you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65 V.
PCH Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the core voltage for the PCH (platform controller hub). Use
the <+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.70V to 1.80V at 0.00635V
increment.
PCH I/O Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the I/O voltage for the PCH (platform controller hub). Use
the <+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 1.20V to 2.20V at 0.00635V
increment.
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VCCIO CPU 1.05V Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the main power supply for the CPU REF. Use the <+> or <-> key
to adjust the value. The values range from 0.7000V to 1.8000V at 0.00625V increment.
VCCIO PCH 1.05V Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the main power supply for the PCH REF. Use the <+> or <-> key
to adjust the value. The values range from 0.2000V to 1.0000V at 0.00625V increment.
VTTDR Voltage (CHA, CHB) [Auto]
This item allows you to set the termination voltage for the DRAM on the left. Use the <+>
or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.2000V to 1.0000V at 0.00625V
increment.
VTTDR Voltage (CHC, CHD) [Auto]
This item allows you to set the termination voltage for the DRAM on the left. Use the <+>
or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.2000V to 1.0000V at 0.00625V
increment.
PLL Termination Voltage [Auto]
Chapter 3
This item allows you to terminate the PLL Voltage. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust
the value. The values range from 0.20000V to 3.098278 V with a 0.006602 V interval.
PLL Reference Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
PLL Reference Offset Value [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the PLL reference value. You can use the <+> or <->
keys to adjust the value.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [20]
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
This item allows you to enhance the BCLK overclocking capability or reduce the EMI
(electromagnetic disturbance) generated by the BCLK. Set this item to [Enabled] for EMI
reduction, or set this item to [Disabled] to enhance BCLK overclocking.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
BCLK Recovery [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable BCLK Recovery.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Ignore]
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3.6
Advanced menu
The items in Advanced menu allow you to change the settings of the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the items in Advanced menu. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
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3.6.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
Chapter 3
The items in this menu may vary based on the CPU installed.
Hyper-Threading [ALL] [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Hyper-Threading for logical processor threads.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
This item allows you to protect the CPU by decreasing its frequency as it reaches the thermal
throttle point. The thermal monitor includes TM1 (Thermal monitor 1), TM2 (Thermal monitor
2), and EMTTM (Enhanced Multi-threaded Thermal Monitoring).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this item allows the legacy OS to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Execute Disable prevents certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined
with a supporting OS (SuSE Linux 9.2, RedHat Enterprise 3 Update 3).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], a VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by
Vanderpool Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
This item allows the CPU to prefetch commands and data in the L2 cache, reducing the
DRAM loading time and improving system performance.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher [Enabled]
This item allows the mid level cache (L2) to prefetch adjacent cache lines, reducing the
DRAM loading time and improving system performance.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Boot Performance Mode [Max Performance]
Chapter 3
This item allows you to select the CPU performance state during system boot before the
operating system takes control. The CPU runs at a selected performance ratio based on CPU
configuration.
Configuration options: [Max Non-Turbo Performance] [Max Battery] [Turbo Performance]
Active Processor Cores
The items in this menu allow you to enable/disable the cores of your CPU.
Active Processor Core (0-5) [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU Power Management Configuration
This item allows you to manage and configure the CPU’s power management system.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
This item allows your system to adjust the CPU’s voltage and cores’ frequency,
resulting in decreased power consumption and heat production.
[Disabled]
The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled]
The system controls the CPU speed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item allows you to automatically set the CPU cores to run faster than the base
operating frequency when it is below the operating power, current, and temperature
specification limits.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C-States [Auto]
This item allows you to set the power saving options of the CPU states.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The following items appear only when you set the CPU C-States to [Enabled].
Enhanced C1 state [Enabled]
This item allows your CPU to reduce power consumption when the system
is in idle mode.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C3 Report [Disabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to the
operating system.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to the
operating system.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Chapter 3
Package C State Support [Auto]
This item allows you to set the a C-state support for the CPU package.
Configuration options: [Auto] [C0/C1 state] [C2 state] [C6(non Retention)
state] [C6(Retention) state]
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PCH Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
This item allows you to configure the PCI Express slots.
PCI-E Speed [Auto]
Chapter 3
This item allows your system to automatically select the PCI Express port speed. When
set to [Gen1], the PCI-E port runs at PCI-E 1.0 speed. When set to [Gen2], the PCI-E
port runs at PCI-E 2.0 speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2]
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[PCIEX4_1 Slot Mode]
If PCIE_X4_1 is occupied by an X1 or X2 device,
SATAEXPRESS_E1 will be disabled. If PCIE_X4_1 slot is
occupied by an X4 device, SATAEXPRESS_E1, PCIEX1_1,
and USB3_E910 will be disabled.
[PCIE_X1_1 Slot Mode]
PCIE_X1_1 is enabled. PCIE_X4_1 is limited to
X2 bandwidth and when PCIE_X4_1 is occupied,
SATAEXPRESS_E1 will be disabled.
[USB3_E910 Mode]
USB3_E910 is enabled and PCIE_X1_1 is disabled. The
PCIE_X4_1 is limited to X2 bandwidth and when it is
occupied, SATAEXPRESS_E1 is disabled.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.6.3
PCH Storage 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.
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SATAExpress_1 SRIS Support [Auto]
[Auto]
The system automatically adjusts the SRIS support for connected SATAEXPRESS devices.
[Disabled]
Select this option for ASUS RUNWAY SATA Express bridge card.
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [On]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system that
shows a warning message during POST (Power-on Self Test) when an error occurs in the
hard disks. Press <Enter> to set this item On or Off.
Configuration options: [On] [Off]
SATA Mode 1/2 Selection [AHCI]
This item allows you to set the SATA configuration.
Chapter 3
[Disabled]
Disables the SATA function.
[IDE]
Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
[AHCI]
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.
[RAID]
Set to [RAID] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the SATA
hard disk drives.
The following item appears only when you set the SATA Mode Selection to [RAID].
Alternate ID [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Report alternate ID.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Support Aggressive Link Power Management [Disabled]
This item is designed for LPM (link power management) support with a better energy saving
conditions. When set to [Enabled], the hot plug function of SATA ports are disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA6G_1 - SATA6G_6 (Red) / SATA6G_7 - SATA6G_10 (Red)
Press <Enter> to rename the Intel SATA ports.
SATA6G_1 - SATA6G_6 (Red) / SATA6G_1 - SATA6G_6 (Red) [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the selected SATA port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
These items appears only when the SATA Mode Selection is set to [AHCI] and allows
you to enable or disable SATA Hot Plug Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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System Agent Configuration
DMI Configuration
DMI Gen 2 [Enabled]
Enable this item for the DMI (direct media interface) to run at PCI-E 2.0 speed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chapter 3
NB PCI-E Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to select the operating speeds of the PCIe slots.
PCIEX16_1 Link Speed [Auto]
This item allows you to select the operating speed of the PCIEX16_1 slot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
PCIEX8_2 Link Speed [Auto]
This item allows you to select the operating speed of the PCIEX8_2 slot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
PCIEX16_3 Link Speed [Auto]
This item allows you to select the operating speed of the PCIEX16_3 slot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
PCIEX8_4 Link Speed [Auto]
This item allows you to select the operating speed of the PCIEX8_4 slot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
The items in this menu allow you to configure the Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed
I/O (VT-d).
VTd Azalea VCp Optimizations [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Azalea VCp Optimizations.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d) [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed
I/O (VT-d) by reporting the I/O device assigment to VMM through DMAR ACPI Tables.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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3.6.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
Chapter 3
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Intel xHCI Mode [Smart Auto]
[Smart Auto]
Once the xHCI driver has been detected, the USB 3.0 mode will be
supported during both POST and operating system.
[Auto]
xHCI controller will be enabled and run at USB 3.0 mode when the xHCI
driver is installed in the operating system.
[Enabled]
Enables the xHCI controller.
[Disabled]
Disables the xHCI controller.
xHCI Legacy Support [Enabled]
[Disabled]
The USB 3.0 devices can be used for the BIOS setup only and cannot be
recognized in the boot devices list.
[Enabled]
Support USB 3.0 devices in legacy operating systems (OS).
[Auto]
The system will automatically detect the presence of USB 3.0 devices at
startup. If any USB 3.0 device is detected, the xHCI legacy support will be
enabled.
EHCI Legacy Support [Enabled]
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[Disabled]
The USB 2.0 devices can be used only for the BIOS setup only and cannot
be recognized in the boot devices list.
[Enabled]
Support USB 2.0 devices in legacy operating systems (OS).
[Auto]
The system will automatically detect the presence of USB 2.0 devices at
startup. If any USB 2.0 device is detected, the xHCI legacy support will be
enabled.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
This item is set to [Disabled] by default for the EHCI (enhanced host controller interface)
support by EHCI drivers in operating systems.
[Disabled]
Support for EHCI using the EHCI drivers for operating systems with EHCI
support.
[Enabled]
Support for EHCI using the BIOS for operating systems without EHCI
support.
USB Single Port Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the individual USB ports.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Chapter 3
Refer to the Motherboard layout section for the location of the USB ports.
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3.6.6
Platform Miscellaneous Configuration
SA DMI ASPM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASPM (L1) support for the downstream devices.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [L1 only]
Chapter 3
PEG ASPM Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASPM support for all downstream devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1 only]
PCH DMI ASPM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCH DMI ASPM setting.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
ASPM Support [Disabled]
This option allows you to enable or disable the ASPM support for all downstream devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1 only]
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3.6.7
Onboard Devices Configuration
Chapter 3
Scroll down to view the other BIOS items.
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the controller.
[Enabled]
Enables the High Definition Audio Controller.
SATA EXPRESS or PCIE x4 [Auto]
Allows you to select between SATA EXPRESS or PCIE X4.
Configuration options: [Auto] [SATA EXPRESS] [PCIE X4]
PCIEx8 and M.2 Configuration [Auto]
The system will automatically detect the connected SATA Express or M.2 devices and set
a higher priority for M.2 than SATA Exress interface. The connected device will then run at
PCI-E mode first then on SATA mode. The SATA devices are available when no PCIEx8_4
or M.2 devices are installed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [M.2]
ASMedia USB 3.0 Controller [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable the ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller of your system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The following item appears only when you set the ASMedia USB 3.0 Controller to
[Enabled].
ASMedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable the ASMedia® USB 3.0 battery charging support of your
system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ASM106SE Storage Controller (SATAEXPRESS_E1) [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the ASMedia storage controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the ASM1061 Storage Controller to
[Enabled].
Windows Hot-plug Notification [Enabled]
Chapter 3
This item allows you to enable or disable the Hot Plug support for SATA6G_E12.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ASPM Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the ASPM controller to save energy when
using the ASMedia Storage Controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATAEXPRESS_E1 SRIS Support [Auto]
[Auto]
The system automatically adjusts the SRIS support for connected SATAEXPRESS devices.
[Disabled]
Select this option for ASUS RUNWAY SATA Express bridge card.
Bluetooth Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Bluetooth controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Wi-Fi Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Wi-Fi controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the GbE controller.
[Disabled]
Disables the controller.
Intel PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the Intel LAN Controller to [Enabled]. It allows you
to enable or disable the PXE Option ROM of the Intel LAN’s controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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ErP Ready [Disabled]
Allows you to switch off some power at S4+S5 or S5 to get the system ready for ErP
requirement. When set to [Enabled], all other PME options will be switched off.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled (S4+S5) ] [Enabled (S5)]
[Power On]
The system goes into the ON state after AC power loss.
[Power Off]
The system goes into the OFF state after AC power loss.
[Last State]
The system goes into either the OFF or ON state, depending on the system
state prior to AC power loss.
Chapter 3
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Power On By PCI-E/PCI [Disabled]
[Disabled] Disables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
Intel®/Realtek LAN device or other installed PCIE LAN devices.
[Enabled] Enables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
PCIE LAN devices.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Prevents the RTC from generating a wake event.
[Enabled]
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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3.6.9
Network Stack Configuration
Network Stack [Disabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the UEFI network stack.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Network Stack to [Enabled].
Ipv4 / Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
Chapter 3
Allows you to enable or disable the Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE boot option.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.6.10
ROG Effects
Onboard LED [Enabled]
This switch enables you to turn on/off all the onboard LEDs.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ROG logo LED [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the ROG logo LED.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.7
Monitor menu
Chapter 3
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status and allows you to change
the fan settings.
CPU Temperature; MB Temperature; VRM Temperature; PCH Temperature
[xxx°C/xxx°F] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
temperature. Press <Enter> and select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU FAN Speed; CPU Optional Fan Speed; Chassis FAN
1A/2A/3A/4/1B/2B/3B Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU fan and chassis
fans in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans is not connected to the motherboard,
the field shows [N/A]. These items are not user‑configurable. Press <Enter> and select
[Ignore] if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Core Voltage; 3.3V Voltage; 5V Voltage; 12V Voltage; CPU Cache
Voltage; CPU System Agent Voltage; CPU Input Voltage; DRAM Voltage
(CHA, CHB)/ (CHC, CHD); PCH Core Voltage; PCH I/O Voltage; VCCIO CPU
1.05V Voltage; VCCIO PCH 1.05V Voltage [xx.xxx V]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Press <Enter> and select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the
detected temperatures.
Qfan Tuning
Click this item to automatically detect the lowest speed and configure the minimum duty cycle
for each fan.
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CPU Q-Fan Control [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU Q-Fan operating mode.
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
[Auto] Detects the type of CPU fan installed and automatically switches the mode
control. When a 3-pin CPU fan is installed, select this mode for the DC
mode Q-Fan control.
[DC Mode] Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature in DC mode for 3-pin CPU fan.
[PWM Mode] Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature in PWM mode for 4-pin CPU fan.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Fan Profile to [Manual], [DC Mode]
or [PWM Mode].
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [300 RPM]
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]
Chapter 3
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]
Set to make the CPU fan adjust automatically depending on the CPU
temperature.
[Silent]
Set to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Turbo]
Set to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
[Manual]
Set to assign the detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following items appear only when you set the 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 20°C to 75°C.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle (%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 40% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the
CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Middle Temperature (%) [25]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 40% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the
CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Fan Middle. Duty Cycle (%) [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 40% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
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CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle (%) [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 40% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under its CPU lower temperature setting, the CPU fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
Chassis Fan 1 A/B Q-Fan Control; Chassis Fan 2 A/B Q-Fan Control; Chassis
Fan 3 A/B Q-Fan Control [DC Mode]
[Disabled]
Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
[DC mode]
Enable the chassis Q-Fan control in DC mode for 3-pin chassis fan.
[PWM mode]
Enable the chassis Q-Fan control in PWM mode for 4-pin chassis fan.
Chassis Fan 1 A/B Q-Fan Source; Chassis Fan 2 A/B Q-Fan Source; Chassis Fan
3 A/B Q-Fan Source [CPU]
The assignment fan will be controlled according to the selected temperature source.
Configuration options: [CPU] [MB] [VRM] [MB] [T_SENSOR1] [EXT_SENSOR1] [EXT_
SENSOR2] [EXT_SENSOR3]
For T_SENSOR1, connect a Thermistor cable to the T_SENSOR1 header then place the
other end to a component to get the temperature.
Chapter 3
Chassis Fan 1 A/B Fan Speed Low Limit; Chassis Fan 2 A/B Fan Speed Low
Limit; Chassis Fan 3 A/B Fan Speed Low Limit [300 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]
The following items appear only when you set the Chassis1/Chassis2/Chassis3 Q-Fan
Control feature to [Enabled].
Chassis Fan 1 A/B Profile; Chassis Fan 2 A/B Profile; Chassis Fan 3 A/B Profile
[Standard]
This item allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.
[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 items appear only when you set Chassis Fan 1 A/B Profile, Chassis Fan 2
A/B Profile, Chassis Fan 3 A/B Profile to [Manual].
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values
range from 20°C to 75°C.
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Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Max. Duty Cycle (%) [100]
Use the <+> or <-> 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.
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Middle Temperature [45]
Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Fan Middle. Duty Cycle (%) [60]
Use the <+> or <-> 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.
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Lower Temperature [40]
Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 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.
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Allow Fan Stop [Disabled]
This function allows the fan to run at 0% duty cycle when the temperature of the source is
dropped below the lower temperature. Configuration options. [Disabled] [Enabled]
Anti Surge Support [On]
This item allows you to turn on/off the OVP (Over Voltage Protection) and UVP (Under
Voltage Protection) functions. This causes the system to automatically shut down when the
voltage exceeds the safe range that protects the motherboard’s components.
Configuration options: [On] [Off]
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Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Chapter 3
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
Fast Boot [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Allows your system to go back to its normal boot speed.
[Enabled]
Allows your system to accelerate the boot speed.
The following items appear only when you set the Fast Boot to [Enabled].
SATA Support [All Devices]
[All Devices]
All devices connected to SATA ports will be available during
POST.
[Hard Drive Only]
Only hard drives connected to SATA ports will be detected
during POST.
[Boot Drive Only]
Only boot drive connected to SATA ports will be detected during
POST.
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USB Support [Partial Initialization]
[Disabled]
All USB devices will not be available until OS boot up for a
fastest POST time.
[Full Initialization]
All USB devices will be available during POST. This process will
extend the POST time.
[Partial
Initialization]
For a faster POST time, only USB ports with keyboard and
mouse connections will be detected.
P/2 Keyboard and Mouse Support [Full Initialization]
Allows you to disable or have full system control of the PS/2 devices’ availability during
POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Full Initialization] [Auto]
Network Stack Driver Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Network Stack Driver Support function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot]
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[Normal Boot]
Returns to normal boot on the next boot after AC power loss.
[Fast Boot]
Accelerates the boot speed on the next boot after AC power
loss.
Boot Logo Display [Auto]
[Auto]
Auto adjusts the Boot Logo size for Windows requirements.
[Full Screen]
Maximizes the Boot Logo size.
[Disabled]
Hides the boot logo during POST.
The following items appears only when you set the Boot Logo Display item to [Auto] or
[Full Screen].
POST Delay Time [3 sec]
This item allows you to select a desired additional POST waiting time to easily enter
the BIOS Setup. You can only execute the POST delay time during normal boot. The
values range from 0 to 10 seconds. This feature will only work when set under normal
boot.
The following items appears only when you set the Boot Logo Display item to [Disabled].
POST Report [5 sec]
This item allows you to select a desired POST report waiting time.
Configuration options: [1 sec] - [2 sec] [Until Press ESC]
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Bootup NumLock State [On]
[On]
Set the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
[Off]
Set the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the function.
[Enabled]
The system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed if an error occurs.
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
This item allows you to set the display mode for Option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
INT19 Trap Response [Immediate]
[Immediate]
Executes the trap for INT19 immediately.
[Postponed]
Executes the trap during legacy boot.
Above 4G Decoding [Disabled]
Chapter 3
This item allows you to decode the 64-bit capable devices above 4G address space. Ensure
that your system supports 64-bit PCI decoding.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Setup Mode [Advanced Mode]
[Advanced Mode] This item allows you to go to Advanced Mode of the BIOS after POST.
[EZ Mode]
This item allows you to go to EZ Mode of the BIOS after POST.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
Allows you to configure the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) items to fully support the
various VGA, bootable devices and add-on devices for better compatibility.
Launch CSM [Enabled]
[Auto]
The system automatically detects bootable and add-on devices.
[Enabled]
For better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI
driver add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode.
[Disabled]
Disable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI driver add-on devices
or the Windows® UEFI mode.
The following items appear when you set the Launch CSM to [Enabled].
Boot Device Control [UEFI and Legacy]
This item allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot.
Configuration options: [UEFI and Legacy] [Legacy OpROM only] [UEFI only]
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Boot from Network Devices [Legacy OpROM first]
This item allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to launch.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first]
Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OpROM first]
This item allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to launch.
Configuration options: [Both, Legacy OpROM first] [Both, UEFI first] [Legacy OpROM
first] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]
Boot from PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices [Legacy OpROM first]
This item allows you to select the type of PCIe/PCI expansion devices that you want to
launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first]
Secure Boot menu
This item allows you to configure the Windows® Secure Boot settings and manage its keys to
protect the system from unauthorized access and malwares during POST.
OS Type [Windows UEFI Mode]
Chapter 3
[Windows UEFI Mode]
This item allows you to select your installed
operating system. Execute the Microsoft® Secure
Boot check. Only select this option when booting on
Windows® UEFI mode or other Microsoft® Secure
Boot compliant OS.
[Other OS]
Get the optimized function when booting on
Windows® non-UEFI mode. Microsoft® Secure Boot
only supports Windows® UEFI mode.
Key Management
This item allows you to manage the Secure Boot keys.
Install Default Secure Boot keys
This item allows you to immediately load the default Security Boot keys,
Platform key (PK), Key-exchange Key (KEK), Signature database (db), and
Revoked Signatures (dbx). When the default Secure boot keys are loaded,
the PK state will change from Unloaded mode to loaded mode.
Clear Secure Boot keys
This item appears only when you load the default Secure Boot keys. This
item allows you to clear all default Secure Boot keys.
Save Secure Boot Keys
This item allows you to save the PK (Platform Keys) to a USB storage
device.
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PK Management
The Platform Key (PK) locks and secures the firmware from any permissible changes.
The system verifies the PK before your system enters the OS.
Delete PK
This item allows you to delete the PK from your system. Once the PK is
deleted, all the system’s Secure Boot keys will not be active.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Load PK from File
This item allows you to load the downloaded PK from a USB storage
device.
The PK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
KEK Management
The KEK (Key-exchange Key or Key Enrollment Key) manages the Signature database
(db) and Revoked Signature database (dbx).
Chapter 3
Key-exchange Key (KEK) refers to Microsoft® Secure Boot Key-Enrollment Key (KEK).
Delete the KEK
This item allows you to delete the KEK from your system.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Load KEK from File
This item allows you to load the downloaded KEK from a USB storage
device.
Append KEK from File
This item allows you to load the additional KEK from a storage device for
an additional db and dbx loaded management.
The KEK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
DB Management
The db (Authorized Signature database) lists the signers or images of UEFI
applications, operating system loaders, and UEFI drivers that you can load on the
single computer.
Delete the db
This item allows you to delete the DB file from your system.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Load db from File
This item allows you to load the downloaded DB from a USB storage
device.
Append db from File
This item allows you to load the additional DB from a storage device so that
more images can be loaded securely.
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The db file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
DBX Management
The dbx (Revoked Signature database) lists the forbidden images of db items that are
no longer trusted and cannot be loaded.
Delete the dbx
This item allows you to delete the dbx file from your system.
Load dbx from File
This item allows you to load the downloaded dbx from a USB storage
device.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Append dbx from File
This item allows you to load the additional dbx from a storage device so
that more db’s images cannot be loaded.
The dbx file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
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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.
•
To access Windows® OS in Safe Mode, press <F8 > after POST (Windows® 8 not
supported).
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
Boot Override
These item displays the available devices. The number of device items that appear 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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3.9
Tool menu
Chapter 3
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the sub menu.
GPU Post
This function allows you to enable the GPU Post feature.
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message
appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to
confirm your choice.
For more information, see the ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility section.
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ASUS Overclocking Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
Load from Profile
This item 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.
•
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.
Profile Name
This item allows you to key in a profile name.
Save to Profile
This item 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.
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Load/Save Profile from/to USB Drive
This item allows you to load or save profile from your USB drive, load and save profile
to your USB drive.
BIOS Flashback
Allows you to select between BIOS1 and BIOS2. Provides boot selection utility.
Force BIOS1/BIOS2 Boot
Select [Yes] to force the boot using BIOS2.
COPY BIOS1/BIOS2 to BIOS2/BIOS1
Select [Yes] to copy the content of BIOS1 to BIOS2.
ASUS DRAM SPD Information
This item allows you to view the DRAM SPD information.
DIMM Slot Number
Allows you to view the information about the installed DIMMS when selected.
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Exit menu
Chapter 3
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 OK to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
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 OK 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.
Launch EFI Shell from USB drives
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available filesystem devices.
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3.11
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.
EZ Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.
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.
4.
ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and back ups the BIOS in DOS environment using the
motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.
Chapter 3
3.11.1
EZ Update
The EZ Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in Windows®
environment.
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EZ Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an ISP
(Internet Service Provider).
•
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
Refer to the documentation that came with the support DVD.
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3.11.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 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:
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
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.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
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 formatted in FAT 32/16
format and a 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 the section Exit Menu on
Chapter 3 for details.
3.11.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
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.
Chapter 3
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:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive, or the USB flash drive
containing the BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover the 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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3.11.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file so that you can use it as a backup when the BIOS
fails or gets corrupted during the update process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
1.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and
single partition.
2.
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.
3.
•
NTFS is not supported in the DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS
Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
•
Do not save the BIOS file to a floppy disk due to low disk capacity.
Chapter 3
Before updating BIOS
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.
2. Boot your computer then press <F8> to launch the select boot device screen.
3.
When the select boot device screen appears, insert the Support DVD into the optical
drive then select the optical drive as the boot device.
Please select boot device:
E1: ASUS DVD-E818A6T (4069MB)
USB DISK 2.0 (3824MB)
UEFI: (FAT) USB DISK 2.0 (3824MB)
Enter Setup
 and  to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
ESC to boot using defaults
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4.
When the booting message appears, press <Enter> within five (5) seconds to enter
FreeDOS prompt.
ISOLINUX 3.20 2006-08-26 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin
A Bootable DVD/CD is detected. Press ENTER to boot from the DVD/CD.
If no key is pressed within 5 seconds, the system will boot next priority
device automatically. boot:
5.
On the FreeDOS prompt, type d: then press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:/> d:
D:/>
Updating the BIOS file
Chapter 3
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater:
1.
On the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
D:/> bupdater /pc /g
2.
On the BIOS Updater screen, press <Tab> to switch from Files panel to Drives panel
then select D:.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2012/05/22]
FLASH TYPE: MX1C 25L1065A
Current ROM
Update ROM
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VER: 0106
VER: UNKNOWN
DATE: 2014-06-30
DATE: UNKNOWN
PATH: A:\
A:
R5E.CAP
2097152 2014-07-20 17:30:48
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
3-60
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
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3.
Press <Tab> to switch from Drives panel to Files panel then press <Up/Down or Home/
End> keys to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>.
4.
After the BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file, select Yes to confirm the BIOS
update.
Are you sure you want to update the BIOS?
Yes
No
5.
Select Yes then press <Enter>. When the BIOS update is complete, press <ESC> to
exit BIOS Updater.
6.
Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure.
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Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See section 3.10 Exit menu
for details.
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Chapter 4:
Software support
Software support
4.1
Installing an operating system
4.2
4
•
This motherboard supports Windows® 8/ Windows® 8.1 32/64-bit and Windows® 7
32/64-bit operating systems (OS).
•
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.
Support DVD information
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
Ensure that you have an Administrator account before running the support DVD in
Windows® 7 or Windows® 8/ Windows® 8.1 OS.
To run the support DVD:
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive.
2. In the AutoPlay dialog box, click Run ASSETUP.exe.
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1.
If the AutoPlay dialog box does not appear, browse the contents of the support DVD and
double-click or tap \\bin\ASSETUP.EXE to launch the ASUS motherboard support
DVD main menu.
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Support DVD main menu
Click or tap an icon to display DVD/motherboard information
Click to
launch InstAll
installation
wizard
Click or tap an
item to install
Drivers menu
Click to display the available device drivers for system-detected devices. Install the
necessary drivers to use for the installed devices.
Utilities menu
Click to display the list of applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
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Manual menu
Click to see the list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to open the folder
of the user manual.
Video menu
Click to see ROG product related videos.
Contact menu
Click to display the ASUS contact information.
Specials menu
Click to see ASUS related product information.
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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 tab before opening the files.
1.
Click or tap Manual tab > ASUS
Motherboard Utility Guide.
2.
From the Manual folder, open the
folder of the software manual that
you wish to read.
3.
Some software manuals are
provided in different languages.
Open the language’s folder to view
the software manual.
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To read about your motherboard’s utility guide:
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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4.3
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.
4.4
AI Suite 3
AI Suite 3 is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows you to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.
Installing AI Suite 3
•
Ensure that you have an Administrator account before installing AI Suite 3 in
Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 OS.
•
To install the Wi-Fi-enabled features of AI Suite 3, ensure that you install the Wi-Fi
module and its latest driver from the bundled support DVD. To do this, go to Drivers
tab > ASUS Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi Driver and follow the succeeding onscreen
instructions.
To install AI Suite 3 on your computer:
Windows® 7 OS
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive.
2. In the AutoPlay dialog box, click Run ASSETUP.exe then select the Utilities tab.
3. From the Utilities tab, click AI Suite 3 then follow the succeeding onscreen
instructions.
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Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 OS
1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive then follow onscreen instructions.
2.
From the ASUS motherboard support DVD main menu, select the Utilities tab and
click AI Suite 3.
3. Follow the succeeding onscreen instructions.
If the ASUS motherboard support DVD main menu did not appear, try the following
steps:
a.
Go to the Start Screen then click or tap the Desktop app.
b.
On the lower left corner of the Desktop, click or tap File Explorer
select your DVD drive and tap or double-click the Setup application.
then
Launching AI Suite 3
Windows® 7 OS
From the Desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS > AI Suite 3 > AI Suite 3.
You can also launch AI Suite 3 in Windows® 7 by clicking
on the Notification area.
Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 OS
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To launch AI Suite 3 in Windows® 8, tap the AI Suite 3 app on the Start
Screen (or if you’re using a mouse, click the AI Suite 3 app on the Start
screen).
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AI Suite 3 Main menu
The AI Suite 3 main menu gives you easy-access controls and insight to what’s going on
with your computer - allowing you to optimize performance settings while at the same time
ensuring system stability.
The AI Suite main menu includes is a quick-access menu bar that allows you to swiftly launch
any of the integrated ASUS utilities. Click or tap
on the top-right corner of the menu to
launch the menu bar.
The AI Suite 3 screenshots in this section are for reference only and can vary depending
on motherboard model.
Click or tap to launch AI Suite 3 menu bar
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AI Suite 3 main menu bar
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Ai Charger+
USB 3.0 Boost
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EZ Update
USB BIOS
Flashback Wi-Fi Engine
System USB Charger+ Push Notice
Information
Version
•
Some functions in the AI Suite 3 main menu in this user guide may vary depending on
the motherboard model.
•
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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Dual Intelligent Processors 5
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5 combines TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert
3, and Turbo App functions to push the system’s performance to its optimal potential. It
automatically balances the system’s performance, power saving, levels, and fan settings via
the user-friendly AI Suite 3 utility.
5-Way Optimization
The 5-Way Optimization function dynamically optimizes your PC based on real-time usage
to provide the best system status. It covers the essential areas such as CPU performance,
energy saving, stable digital power, cool and quiet fan control, and includes tailored settings
for your apps to ensure your PC is ready for gaming, entertainment, productivity, or just about
anything.
Click or tap this 5-Way Optimization button to auto-detect and tune the best settings
for your system
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Turbo Processing Unit (TPU)
TPU allows you to manually adjust the CPU frequency, CPU cache, core frequencies, DRAM
frequency, and related voltages for enhanced system stability and a performance boost.
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 lead to an
unstable system.
For system stability, the TPU settings are not saved in the BIOS and are not loaded during
system bootup. Save your overclocking settings as a TPU profile and manually load this
profile after system bootup.
Using TPU
CPU Frequency
Click or tap or or move the sliders Click or tap or to select the
number of cores to adjust
to adjust the BCLK Frequency, Ratio,
and CPU Cache Ratio
Tick to enable
Group Tuning
Scroll down to
view other items
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CPU Cache Voltage
adjustments
Click or tap to load
CPU Core Voltage
Click or tap to load
Click or tap to apply the
the saved profile
adjustments
the default values
adjustments
Click or tap to save the adjustment into a profile
Click or tap to undo the adjustments
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Set the CPU Ratio Setting item in BIOS to [Auto] before using the CPU Frequency in
TPU. Refer to the BIOS chapter of your motherboard’s user guide for details.
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The CPU Frequency bars show the status of the CPU cores, which vary with your
CPU model.
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CPU Strap
Move the slider to adjust the CPU Strap’s BCLK (base clock) frequency
Click or tap to load
the saved profile
Click to undo the
adjustments
Click or tap to apply the
adjustments
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Click or tap to save the adjustment into a profile
Click or tap to apply
the default settings
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Fan Xpert 3
ASUS Fan Xpert 3 provides customizable settings of your fans for a cooler and quieter
computing environment. With its automatic fan tuning feature, ASUS Fan Xpert 3
automatically tweaks the settings of CPU and chassis fans to create the best cooling profiles.
ASUS Fan Xpert 3 also supports hardware level PWM/DC combo mode for the CPU and
chassis fans. You can also reduce the CPU fan speed below the default minimum for a
noiseless operation during light loads.
Click or tap
a screen to
select the
type of fan
that you want
to customize
Click or tap to
maximize the
fan speed
Click or tap to set
the fan’s speed to
silent mode
Click or tap to set the
balanced configuration
between the fan’s noise level
and speed
Click or tap to switch
between CPU and chassis
fan screens
Click or tap to increase the
fan’s speed for a high cooling
capability
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DIGI+ Power Control
ASUS DIGI+ Power Control features the revolutionary and innovative digital VRM and DRAM
voltage controllers. These controllers offer ultra-precise memory and voltage tuning for
optimal system efficiency, stability, and performance.
The following screens are for reference only. Configuration options varies depending on the
motherboard model.
Click or tap to switch Click or tap to undo
between screens
the changes
Click or tap to
apply the changes
VRM Phase Control
Increase the number of active phases under a heavy system load to get better
transient and thermal performance. Reduce the number of active phases under a
light system load to increase efficiency.
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VRM Frequency
Enables spread spectrum to enhance system stability.
CPU OTP Capability
Increase the CPU’s maximum operating temperature to extend the overclocking
tolerance to increase overclocking potential.
Vcore Current Capability
Vcore Current Capability allows users to control the total power range for
overclocking. A higher value correlates to a wider total power range and extends
the overclocking frequency range.
Vcore Load-line Calibration
Vcore Load-line Calibration adjusts the voltage range of the CPU load-line. Increase the value for better performance and decrease the value for better
efficiency.
VRM Duty Control
VRM Duty Control adjusts the operating current and thermal condition of each
phase component.
Active Frequency Mode
Active Frequency Mode allows you to enhance the power saving condition of the
CPU. Tick ON to get a quicker transient response while saving the CPU power.
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Adjusting the DRAM Power
Click or tap to undo the changes
Click or tap to apply the changes
DRAM-chCD Voltage Frequency
Allows you to adjust the DRAM switching frequencies for channels C and D of the
DRAM.
DRAM-chAB Voltage Frequency
Allows you to adjust the DRAM switching frequencies for channels A and B of the
DRAM.
DRAM-chCD Current Capability
DRAM-chCD Current Capability allows users to control the total power range for
DRAM channels C and D. A higher value correlates to a wider total power range
and extends the overclocking frequency range.
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DRAM-chAB Current Capability
DRAM-chCD Current Capability allows users to control the total power range for
DRAM channels A and B. A higher value correlates to a wider total power range
and extends the overclocking frequency range.
DRAM-chAB Power Phase Control
Increase the number of active phases for DRAM channels A and B when under a
heavy system load to get better transient and thermal performance. Reduce the
number of active phases under a light system load to increase efficiency.
DRAM-chCD Power Phase Control
Increase the number of active phases for DRAM channels C and D when under a
heavy system load to get better transient and thermal performance. Reduce the
number of active phases under a light system load to increase efficiency.
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Turbo App
Turbo App allows you customize the system performance, network priority, and audio setting
of an application.
When an application is on the Turbo App List, you can set the CPU frequency, assign a
network priority, and define the audio setting of the selected application.
Click to refresh the list of running applications
Click to assign a specific application(.exe)
into Turbo App list
Click to scroll up/down
Click to apply
the changes
Click to undo
the changes
Applications list pane
Displays all the running applications on your system.
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Turbo App List pane
Displays the applications added to the Turbo App List.
* Only applications on the Turbo App List can be configured.
Performance pane
Allows you to assign a CPU performance profile to a selected application.
Audio pane
Allows you to manually assign a preset audio configuration to a selected
application.
LAN pane
Allows you assign a network priority to a selected application.
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Energy Processing Unit (EPU)
EPU is a real-time system power-saving chip that automatically detects the current system
load and intelligently moderates power usage. It offers system-wide energy optimization,
reduces fan noise, and extends the lifespan of your hardware components.
Using EPU
Auto
Tick to select Voltage Decrement setting
Tick to enable
Away Mode
Move the sliders to
adjust monitor and
system sleep time
Click or tap to
select a fan profile
Click or tap to apply the
default settings
Click or tap
to apply the
adjustments
Click or tap to undo the
adjustments
Performance
Tick to enable Away Mode
Move the sliders to adjust monitor and system sleep time
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Click or tap to apply the default settings
Click or tap to undo the adjustments
Click or tap to apply the adjustments
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Power Saving
Tick to select Voltage Decrement setting
Move the sliders to adjust Configured
Max CPU Power settings
Move the
sliders to
adjust monitor
and system
sleep time
Click or tap
to apply the
adjustments
Tick to enable Away Mode
Click or tap to apply the
default settings
Click or tap to undo the adjustments
Click or tap to select a fan profile
When you enable Configured Max CPU Power for the advanced energy saving
condition, the CPU frequency may display 800 MHz in the Windows® OS information
of your computer. However, the true CPU frequency varies depending on the
wattage that you manually set. You can adjust the CPU wattage from the lowest
based on your preferred default value.
•
Configured Max CPU Power may decrease the total power delivery to the CPU and
affects the CPU performance under system heavy load. To restore your system to its
default settings, reboot your computer.
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Away Mode
Tick to select a setting for Voltage Decrement
Move the sliders to
adjust Configured
Max CPU Power
settings
Click or tap to
select a fan profile
Tick to mute the
system’s sound
option
Click to enable the
default settings
Click to undo the
adjustments
Click to apply the
adjustments
Tick to select a setting for the add-on USB controller power
Global Setting
Toggle to set SATA Power on or off
Toggle to set Configured Max CPU Power on or off
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Click to enable the default settings
Click to undo the settings
Click to apply the new settings
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USB 3.0 Boost
USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) that automatically
speeds up the transfer rates of your USB storage devices.
Launching USB 3.0 Boost
To launch USB 3.0 Boost, click or tap
menu, then select USB 3.0 Boost.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main
Using USB 3.0 Boost
Click to enable the USB
device’s normal data
transfer rate
Click to select a USB device
Click to enable UASP or
Turbo Mode to the USB
device for a faster data
transfer rate
•
USB 3.0 Boost automatically detects the USB 3.0 devices that support UASP. For a
list of UASP-supported USB 3.0 devices, visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
•
The data transfer speed varies with USB devices. For higher data transfer
performance, use a USB 3.0 device.
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Ensure to connect your USB 3.0 device to the USB 3.0 ports that support USB 3.0 Boost.
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EZ Update
EZ Update is a utility that allows you to automatically update your motherboard’s software,
drivers, or BIOS.
With this utility, you can also manually update the BIOS and select the boot logo that will
display during POST.
Launching EZ Update
To launch EZ Update, click or tap
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main menu,
then click EZ Update on the AI Suite 3 main menu bar.
EZ Update screen
Click or tap to automatically update your
motherboard’s driver, software, and firmware
Click or tap to search
and select the BIOS file
Click or tap to select
a boot logo
Click or tap to
update the BIOS
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System Information
This utility displays the detailed information and settings of the installed motherboard, CPU,
and memory.
Launching the System Information
To launch System Information, click or tap
main menu, then select System Information.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3
Viewing the motherboard information
Click or tap the MB tab to view the motherboard’s information.
Viewing the CPU information
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Viewing the SPD information
Click or tap the SPD tab to view the memory’s information.
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USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to check and save the latest BIOS version to a USB
storage device. Use this utility to quickly check for the latest available BIOS and set the BIOS
download schedule.
Launching USB BIOS Flashback
To launch USB BIOS Flashback, click or tap
main menu, then select USB BIOS Flashback.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3
USB BIOS Flashback is available only in selected motherboard models.
Using USB BIOS Flashback
Set a schedule for
the BIOS Update
download
Click or tap to
check for a new
BIOS update
available for
download
Click or tap
to cancel the
download
schedule setting
Click or tap
to apply the
download
schedule setting
1.
In the Download Setting field, tick Schedule (days) then select the number of days to
change how frequently the software checks for an updated BIOS.
2.
Click or tap Apply to save the BIOS download schedule. Click or tap Cancel to cancel
the download schedule.
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USB Charger+
USB Charger+ allows you to quick-charge your portable USB devices even if your computer
is off, in sleep mode, or in hibernate mode.
Before using USB Charger+, ensure to disable the ErP Ready item in the BIOS. To do
this, go to Advanced > APM > ErP Ready in the Advanced mode then set this item to
[Disabled].
USB Charger+ is available only in selected motherboard models.
Launching USB Charger+
To launch USB Charger+, click or tap
menu, then select USB Charger+.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main
Using USB Charger+
Click or tap to refresh the list
Click or tap to
start or stop fastcharging
Click or tap to
apply the settings
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Click or tap to select the type of USB device
that you wish to charge when the system is off
Click or tap to
discard the settings
Ensure to connect your USB device into the USB port that supports this utility. Refer to the
Rear I/O connection section of your user guide for more details.
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USB Charger+ does not support USB hubs, USB extension cables, and generic USB
cables.
•
USB Charger+ may not recognize some ASUS devices due to varying design.
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Push Notice
This utility allows you view the detailed status of your system on your smart device. You can
also send messages to your smart device using this utility.
Before using this utility, ensure that your computer is paired with your smart device. For
more information on pairing, refer to the Pairing your computer and smart device
section.
Launching Push Notice on your computer
To launch Push Notice, click or tap
menu, then select Push Notice.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main
Push Notice screen
Click or tap to enable Push Notice
Tick to select the
smart device
Click or tap to
apply the settings
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Click or tap to
discard the settings
You can also enable the Push Notice via the Push Notice shortcut on the lower-right corner
of your screen. To do this, click or tap << then click or tap
then select
.
Pairing your computer and smart device
To pair your computer and smart device:
1.
2.
On your smart device, tap
to launch Push Notice.
Push Notice
Tap Push Scan then tap the name of your computer that you want to pair with.
To pair your computer and smart device, ensure that both are connected to the same
wireless network.
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Setting up PC Mode alerts of your computer
This feature allows you to restart, shut down, or put your computer to sleep mode and then
sends an alert to your smart device.
Tick these to
enable mode alerts
Tick to select the
smart device
Set the day and time to
enable the PC modes
Set the minutes to send
the alert before the PC
mode/s activation
Key in your messages for
more information
Setting up PC Status alerts
This feature allows you to send alerts of the unusual activities of the voltage, temperature,
and fan settings of your computer to your smart device.
Tick to select the
smart device
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Tick to select and send
alerts to your smart
device
Tick to send alert when the selected
items are back to its normal status
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Sending messages to your smart device
This feature allows you to send messages to your smart device.
You can also send messages via the Push Notice messaging shortcut on the lower-right
corner of your screen. To do this, click or tap << then click or tap
then select
.
Tick to select the
smart device
Click or tap to send
your message
Click or tap to key in your message
Viewing your computer status on your smart device
Tap
on your smart device to launch Push Notice.
Tap to view PC
mode alerts
Tap to view PC
status alerts
Tap to delete PC
alerts
Tap to view PC
sent messages
Tap to scan more
host computers
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Push Notice
Ai Charger+
Ai Charger+ allows you to fast-charge your portable BC 1.1* mobile devices on your
computer’s USB port three times faster than the standard USB devices**.
Launching Ai Charger+
To launch Ai Charger+, click or tap
menu, then select Ai Charger+.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main
Ai Charger+ is available only in selected motherboard models.
Ai Charger+ screen
Tick to enable or
disable Ai Charger+
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Click or tap to apply
the selection
•
* Check the manufacturer ’s website to see if your USB device is a Battery Charging
Specification 1.1 (BC 1.1) compliant or compatible device.
•
** Actual charging speeds may vary depending on the charging rate and specifications
of your USB device.
•
To ensure normal charging function, disconnect and reconnect your USB device every
time you enable or disable Ai Charger+.
•
Ai Charger+ does not support USB hubs, USB extension cables, and generic USB
cables.
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Wi-Fi Engine
Wi-Fi Engine allows you to connect to a wireless network and set up your computer as an
access point for Internet connection sharing among other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
To use Wi-Fi Engine, click or tap the
menu, then select Wi-Fi Engine.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main
Wi-Fi Engine is available only in selected motherboard models.
Using Wi-Fi Engine
Click or tap
to set up your
computer as
a wireless
access point
Click or tap
to connect
to a wireless
access point
Using the Client Mode
The Client mode allows you to connect your system to a wireless network.
To use the client mode:
2.
Click or tap Client Mode to launch Network
Connections.
From the Network Connections window,
select a network adapter.
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3.
From the list of available networks, select a network that you
want to connect to.
Some networks may require you to key in a password.
Using the AP Mode
The AP mode allows you to set your system as an access point for other wireless-enabled
devices.
To use AP mode, click or tap AP Mode on the Wi-Fi Engine menu.
Key in a network
name
Key in your
password
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Key in your
password for
confirmation
Click or tap to go back
to previous screen
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Click or tap to select a network
Click or tap
to disable AP
mode
Click or tap
to enable AP
mode
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Wi-Fi GO! and Remote GO!
Wi-Fi GO! and Remote GO! are ASUS exclusive utilities that gives you complete control of
your PC anytime and anywhere using your smart devices. You can manage all your public
clouds, sync, and backup files among your PC and devices.
The user interface of your smart device may vary with the operating system and the screen
resolution.
System requirements
System requirements
PC
Smart device
OS
Windows 7/Windows 8/
Windows® 8.1
Android 4.0 or higher versions
iOS7 or later versions
Utilities
ASUS HomeCloud
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote
®
®
•
For Android devices, download the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote from Google
Play. For iOS devices, download it from App Store.
•
Install the Wi-Fi GO! card driver and ASUS HomeCloud utility from the support DVD
bundled with your ASUS motherboard or visit www.asus.com.
•
If you upgrade from Windows® 8 to Windows® 8.1, ensure to reinstall the Wi-Fi GO!
card driver to fully utilize the Wi-Fi GO! functions.
Smart device supported screen resolutions
Screen
type
Low density
(120 ldpi)
Screen
Resolution
1024 x 600
Medium density
(160 mdpi)
High density
(240 hdpi)
Extra high density
(320 xhdpi)
WXGA
(1280 x 800)
1536 x 1152
2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
1920 x 1152
2560 x 1536
1280 x 768
1920 x 1200
2560 x 1600
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Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote supports the following screen resolutions of smart devices:
ASUS Account Login
Wi-Fi GO! gives you complete control of your PC anytime and anywhere. Create and
login the same ASUS Account on your PC and smart devices for public-to-private network
functions.
•
Remote Desktop and File Transfer support public-to-private networks feature.
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You can access the ASUS Account tab by clicking
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Creating an ASUS account
Ensure that you have an internet connection before you create an account.
To create a new ASUS account:
1. Click or tap Create a New Account on your PC or smart device.
The browser will direct you to the ASUS website (www.asus.com).
2. From the ASUS website, click or tap Sign Up then follow onscreen instructions to
complete the registration.
Logging in
To log-in using your PC:
1.
Launch Wi-Fi GO! on your PC.
A login notice is displayed when you launch Wi-Fi
GO! for the first time on your PC. To stop this
notice from appearing again, tick Don’t remind me
again then click Go to Login.
2.
From the log-in window, key in your ASUS account and password (A) then click Login
(B).
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To log-in using your smart device:
1. Launch Wi-Fi GO! & NFC
Remote on you smart device.
2. Tap ASUS Account (A), key
in your ASUS Account and
password, then click or tap
Login (C).
•
PCs with the same ASUS account logged in will show up in the device list.
•
The public-to-private network functions for the iOS system will be available from Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote V2.00.00 or later versions.
Using Wi-Fi GO!
To launch Wi-Fi GO!, click the ASUS HomeCloud shortcut on your desktop, then select Wi-Fi
GO! from the mini bar.
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Click to set a password or log in using your ASUS Account
Wi-Fi GO! menu
Use your smart device to scan QR
Codes for more information
To protect your Wi-Fi utility from unauthorized remote access, click
password.
then set a
Launch Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote on your smart device to use the Wi-Fi GO! & NFC
remote control functions. For more details, refer to section Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote of this
user manual for more details.
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Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote (App for smart devices)
Using Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote
To use the Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote:
1.
Connect your smart device to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer or log in on
your computer and smart devices using the same ASUS account to fully utilize the WiFi GO! functions across different networks.
2.
On your smart device, tap
3.
From the list of scanned PCs, tap the computer that you want to connect with your smart
device.
Wi-Fi GO!
& NFC Remote
then tap Enter.
Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote interface main page
Cloud GO!
Remote Desktop
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File Transfer
Remote Keyboard & Mouse
The screenshots are for reference only and vary with the type of smart device.
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Using the Wake-on-LAN
If you want to wake up your computer using the smart device, ensure that you enable the
computer’s Wake-on-LAN settings.
To configure your computer’s Wake-on-LAN settings:
1.
From BIOS Setup, go to Advanced > APM Configuration then set Power On By PCI-E/
PCI to [Enabled].
2.
From Windows® OS, do the following:
a.
On your desktop, click Start, right-click Computer > Manage to launch the
Computer Management screen.
b.
Click Device Manager to view all the installed devices.
c.
Click Network Adapters, right-click the installed module card (Broadcom or
Atheros) then click Properties > Power Management tab.
d.
Tick these items Allow this device to wake up the computer and Only allow a
magic packet to wake the computer.
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For 802.11ac standard Wi-Fi GO! Card, the Wake-on-LAN function will be supported in the
later version for Windows® 8 operating system.
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Cloud GO!
Cloud GO! allows you to control and synchronize your files across multiple cloud services
such as ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox®, Google Drive™, and SkyDrive®.
•
Ensure to set the correct system date and time of your computer and smart device
when using Cloud GO! •
Due to the cloud storage limitation, you can only upload or synchronize files with a
maximum size of 100 MB.
•
The synchronized files will be saved under the Wi-Fi GO! folder of each cloud storage.
For the backed up files, you can find them in C://MyFavorites folder.
•
Log into the cloud storages accounts first in your PC and stay signed in to allow smart
device control.
To use Cloud GO!:
1.
Click or tap Cloud GO!.
2.
Log in to your cloud account then click or tap Sign In.
To log in to your Google Drive, Dropbox, or SkyDrive accounts, click or tap Sign in. Cloud
GO! directs you to the Google Drive, Dropbox, or SkyDrive website to log in to your
account.
Click or tap a specific icon to move, upload, rename, create folder, download, delete or
refresh your cloud contents
Click or tap to open a
cloud storage account
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Click to open the file
directly
Click or tap to sign out
Click or tap to go back
to the previous screen
Click or tap to synchronize cloud contents or to
create a back up to your local drive
Click or tap to go back to Wi-Fi GO!/Remote GO! screen
Tick to select contents
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Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop allows you to remotely control your desktop in real-time using your smart
device.
The System User Account Control (UAC) will be set to Never Notify when using Remote
Desktop function. The UAC level will return to your previous settings after you exit Remote
Desktop.
To use Remote Desktop:
On your smart device, tap Remote Desktop.
Remote Desktop interface for Windows® 8
Tap to view the cursor
Tap to launch the
Charms bar
Tap to launch the
smart device’s
keypad. Long press
to switch between
multitouch and
mouse mode.
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function keys
Select multitouch mode to support Microsoft multitouch functions on Windows® 8 / 8.1.
Select mouse mode to support zoom-in and normal mouse functions.
The Extended Mode support varies with the VGA driver installed in your computer.
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Remote Desktop Control Notification
This function allows you to send the control authorization to a smart device and directly start
using Remote Desktop in your device.
To use Remote Desktop Control Notification:
1. Click Select Device.
2. Select a device from the drop list.
3. Click Send to send the Remote Desktop control authorization to the selected device.
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This function requires the Push Notice feature to be installed. You can get the PUSH Notice
installer from the bundled support DVD or download the latest installer from www.asus.com.
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File Transfer
File Transfer allows you to sync and share files between PCs and smart devices with just a
click in public-to-private networks.
Transferring files from computer to smart device
1.
Click or tap File Transfer .
2.
Click or tap Setting to select the destination for your transferred files.
3.
Right-click the file then select Send to > [Device Name].
4.
After the file transfer is complete, click or tap OK.
•
To receive files on your iOS device, go to Settings > Privacy > Photos then turn on the
Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote.
•
Find your transferred files from <SD Card>\Wi-Fi GO! for Android devices and Camera
roll for iOS devices.
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To transfer files from computer to smart device:
Transferring files from smart device to computer
To transfer files from smart device to computer:
1.
Tap File Transfer > Enter.
2.
Tick the files that you want to send to your computer, then tap Send.
•
The files you transferred can be found on the location X:\Users\Documents\ASUS HomeCloud\Wi-Fi GO!\File Transfer\
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To select a new storage location, click Setting.
Another way to transfer files is to open the file directly, tick the file, tap the Share icon/
button then click the File Transfer app to start sending the file to the computer.
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Remote Keyboard & Mouse
Remote Keyboard & Mouse allows you to use your smart device’s touch panel as a remote
keyboard and mouse for your computer.
Tap to switch between zoom
and magnifier function
Input field
Control keys
Tap to display the
Start menu
Tap to switch between
running tasks and apps
Mouse tap area
Tap to mimic leftclick function
Tap to mimic rightclick mouse function
Slide up/down to scroll
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ASUS Media Streamer
The ASUS Media Streamer allows you to enjoy your PC’s multimedia content anywhere. You
can pipe music from your PC or stream your favorite movie to a smart TV using your PC or
smart device.
•
Ensure to enable the DLNA setting of your devices first.
•
ASUS Media Streamer supports NFC function. Some functions may require you
to install NFC EXPRESS 2. Visit www.asus.com for more information about NFC
EXPRESS 2.
•
The public-to-private network functions for the iOS system will be available from Media
Streamer V2.00.00 or later versions.
•
The iOS system only support photo and video streaming for Media Streamer.
System requirements
System requirements
PC
Smart device
OS
Windows® 7/Windows® 8/
Windows® 8.1
Android 4.0 or higher versions
iOS7 or later versions
Utilities
ASUS HomeCloud
ASUS Media Streamer
To use ASUS Media Streamer:
On your computer, click ASUS HomeCloud then select Media Streamer from the mini bar. On
your device, click or tap Media Streamer.
Click or tap to edit media files
Log in ASUS account to stream
play in different networks
Click or tap to select media type
Click or tap a media file to play
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You can use Push Notice to receive a media link. The link can be clicked and allows you
to play the file driectly.
Select the device you
want to stream to
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Adding and deleting media files
Drag and drop or tick files to add or delete.
Click or tap to add or create a new folder
Click or tap to add the selected files
Click or tap to delete selected files
Click or tap to proceed with the
deletion or addition of files
Click or tap to cancel
changes
The following media formats are supported by Android and iOS devices:
•
Android: .3gp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .ts, .flac, .mp3, .mid, .xmf, .mxmf, .rtttl, .rtx, .ota, .imy,
.ogg, .mkv, .wav, .jpg, .gif, .png, .bmp, .webp, .webm
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iOS Supports the following media formats: .mov, .mp4, .mpv, .3gp.
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4.6 ROG Audio features
Installing the Software
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Manager driver from the support
DVD that is bundled with the motherboard.
If the Realtek® audio software is correctly installed, you will find the Realtek® HD Audio
Manager icon on the taskbar. Double-click or tap on the icon to display the Realtek® HD
Audio Manager.
Realtek® HD Audio Manager
Sonic Studio
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Sonic Studio is an audio suite that offers six audio controls: Reverb, Bass Boost, Equalizer,
Voice Clarity, Smart EQ (Smart Volume), and Virtual Surround. Virtual Surround is dedicated
for 2-channel headsets and offers optimized virtual surround technology for gaming.
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Equalizer switch
Click to enable. This item allows you to adjust the parametric EQ settings according
to your preference.
Equalizer advanced settings
This item available only when the Equalizer switch is enabled. This item allows
you to configure the Equalizer settings. You can manually set or customized your
setting or choose from any of the preset equalizer settings available.
Equalizer presets
Displays the current or selected equalizer preset.
Bass Boost switch
Click to boosts the bass frequencies. Use the slider to adjust the intensity of the
bass effect.
Voice Clarity switch
Click to enable this item. Voice clarity extracts human voice for better dialog/audio
communication or to hear vocals more clearly when listening to a music.
Smart EQ (Smart Volume) switch
Dynamically adjust the EQ so you can hear more details.
Virtual Surround switch
This item lets you experience 7.1 CH virtual surround from your headset when
enabled.
Reverb switch
The Reverb effect is part of the Virtual Sound Stage effects that lets you choose
different reverb presets.
Reverb presets
Click to choice and select a reverb effect from the different environmental spaces
for reverb effects.
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This item is only available when the Reverb switch is enabled.
Test tone
Click this button to start the test for the selected preset profile.
Preset profiles
Click any of the preset profiles. Choose from gaming, music, movie, or
communication.
Profile import/export
Allows you to import, export, or revert to the default setting of a profile.
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Sonic SenseAmp
Sonic SenseAmp is an exclusive ROG invention that is a built-in headphone AMP on
the onboard audio circuit with three AMP levels adjustment. It detects your headphone’s
impedance and adjusts the built-in AMP accordingly.
Sonic SenseAmp only works on front panel.
When you plug a headphone into the front headphone jack, Sonic SenseAmp displays a popup window that displays “Detecting headphone impedance”.
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After detecting the headphone’s impedance, Sonic SenseAmp displays another pop-up
window similar to the one shown below.
Refer to the table below on the behavior of Sonic SenseAmp when adjusting the impedance
of the detected headphone:
65 ohm or below
Amplify Level is automatically set at Performance
65 ohm to 150 ohm
Amplify Level is automatically set at Powerful
> 150 ohm
Amplify Level is automatically set at Extreme
Other device
The device plugged in detected as other device
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After you close the pop-window, Sonic SenseAmp enters speaker configuration and
displays the adjusted headphone impedance.
Click or tap to manually
adjust the amplify level
Displays the impedance of
your headphone
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Sonic SoundStage
Sonic SoundStage is a hardware based sound solution for virtual Sound Stage that offers
four preset gaming profiles: FPS, Racing, Fighting and Sports.
•
This feature is only available for front panel Headphone output.
•
You can enable this feature by enabling the dedicated SoundStage button on your
motherboard. Refer to the Onboard buttons section on this user guide for more
information.
Click or tap any
of the four preset
gaming profiles
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Use the slider to
manually adjust the
setting of an item
Crossing
Move the slider to adjust the amount of cross channel mixing.
Revert
Move the slider to revert the main audio source.
Space
Move the slider to adjust and virtualize the space sound.
Crossing gain
This item only works when Crossing and Revert is enabled. Move the slider to
adjust the hardness of the wall.
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DTS Connect
DTS Connect delivers excellent audio entertainment across all formats and works with 4, 5.1,
and 7.1 channel surround sound . It also allows you to connect your PC to a home theatre
system.
Control settings panel
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4.7
Sonic Radar II
Sonic Radar II is designed for First Person Shooting (FPS) games and shows the precise
direction and intensity of where a sound is coming from. It features a simple and friendly
user-interface and also features sound enhancers to amplify desired sound effects.
Display Menu
Customize the settings for each game including Transparency, Signal, Size, and Remanency.
Displays the options
available. Click a tab to select
an option. Each option has its
own settings and menus.
Click or tap to reset to
the default settings
Click or tap to start the
test tone
Use the sliders to adjust
the settings
Displays the list of games
Control Menu
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Allows you to configure shortcut keys.
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Audio Mode/Radar Selection menu
Allows you to configure the sound enhancers.
Tick to choose the
desired sound enhancer
Audio Mode/Radar Selection are enabled with shortcut keys in the game. Refer to the
Controls tab for more information about the shortcut key settings.
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4.8
GameFirst III
GameFirst III is a network management software that features four preset packet prioritizing
profiles (Optimization, Game, Media Streaming and File Sharing) facilitating different user
scenarios. Users can also manually allocate bandwidth and adjust priority settings of each
application to run faster and smoother.
To use GameFirst III, double-click
on the desktop.
Click or tap any item for quick view
Click or tap to open the tabs for different functions
Use the bar to adjust
the bandwidth
speed settings or
key in the value of
the input field
Click or tap to load
a preset priority
profile and configure
its settings
Tick to toggle the
preset priority profile
function on/off
Tick to display all the applications.
Click or tap to reset and load the default
settings of the selected profile
Allows you to block traffic of the
application or set priority
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Optimization Mode
Game packets are prioritized and other packets also optimized.
Game Mode
Game packets given top priority.
Media Streaming Mode
Media-streaming packets given top priority.
File Sharing Mode
File-sharing packets given top priority.
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Network Monitor
Top 5 application
Displays the top 5 bandwidth consuming applications currently used.
Application usage
Displays the individual downloading and uploading bandwidth of currently used applications.
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Total usage
Displays the total downloading and uploading bandwidth of the currently used applications.
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Bandwidth Test
You can use this feature to test the Internet Service Provider (ISP) speed or manually key in
your ISP’s uploading/downloading speed and apply the speed if needed.
Key in the upload/
download speed
Click or tap to begin
the speed test
Click or tap to apply the speed after manually keying in the
desired speed or after you performing the speed test
Using the Network Information
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Displays information about the physical network card such as speed, physical address, IP
address, subnet mask, and default gateway.
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4.9KeyBot
KeyBot is a built-in microprocessor that provides instant upgrade to your keyboard. You can
configure and assign macros to specific keys on your keyboard to perform specific or several
task at the same time. You can also configure your PC to wake up in CPU Level UP, XMP, or
directly to BIOS mode.
To use KeyBot:
1.
Press the KeyBot button on the motherboard.
The KeyBot feature is enabled when the KEYBOT_LED light is on.
2. Connect the USB keyboard into the dedicated KeyBot USB port.
Refer to the Rear I/O connection or the USB BIOS Flashback section for more information
about the location of the KeyBot USB port.
3.
Double-click
on the desktop to launch the KeyBot application on your PC.
Click or tap to import or export configuration files
Click or tap to configure Macro keys, Smart
Input, Function keys, and Shortcut settings
Tick to toggle the KeyBot
function on/off
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Click or tap any of the items to perform a
specific tasks, or click their corresponding
keys on the keyboard
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Smart Input
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Smart Input records a sequence of typed characters and speeds up key input by
allowing you to play back this sequence with a press of a button. The recorded
sequence is stored in the KeyBot microchip. Please note this is unencrypted and is
meant for convenience, not for security.
•
If you do not wish to use the Smart Input feature, click the Clean button at the top-left
of the screen. Another option is to access the UEFI BIOS and erase the relevant
KeyBot profile.
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Function Keys
Shortcut
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4.10
ASUS Disk Unlocker
This ASUS exclusive utility provides an easy-to-use interface to identify and utilize all drive
space in hard disk drives (HDD).
ASUS Disk Unlocker is supported only on Windows® 7 and Windows® 8.
To launch ASUS Disk Unlocker, click
.
Click or tap to open the help file that shows the detailed
information on how to use ASUS Disk Unlocker
ASUS Disk Unlocker Help file
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4.11RAMDisk
RAMDisk is a data-storage software that reserves a part of your system’s memory and
turns it into a high-speed virtual drive where you can store cache files and game apps for
instant access. The Dynamic Memory Allocation function can release the unused memory
of RAMDisk back to the system when needed and helps extend the lifespan of your SSD or
HDD.
The following folders are not suitable for RAMDisk optimization. Moving them into the
RAMDisk might negatively affect the performance of your system.
•
Swap file/Page file: The swap file is a permanent storage space used as the virtual
memory expansion of the system memory. Moving the swap file into the RAM Disk
simply defeats the purpose of having it and may decrease your system’s performance.
•
Startup folders: Since RAMDisk loads during boot up together with the contents of
the Junction folders, changing the location of the startup folders may cause system
error and disable loading your RAMDisk.
To launch RAMDisk, click
.
Creating/Deleting a RAMDisk drive
Your RAMDisk drive allows you to place your favorite applications and files into RAM so you
can utilize your RAM speed for better read/write performance. The files that are stored inside
the RAMDisk are automatically backed up every time your PC is turned off.
The startup time may take a while, depending on the size of your RAMDisk drive.
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To create RAMDisk drives:
Click or tap to create
RAMDisk drives
Click or tap the dropdown arrow to choose
a drive name for your
RAMDisk
Move the slider to the
right to set the size
allocation
Tick to enable Dynamic
Memory Allocation function
Click or tap to finish
creating the RAMDisk
drive
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To delete or format an existing RAMDisk drive:
Click or tap to delete the
existing RAMDisk drive
Click or tap to format the
existing RAMDisk drive
The format function is available only if you enable the Dynamic Memory Allocation function
on your disk.
Creating/Deleting a Junction Point
A junction point creates a link that remaps the original contents into the RAMDisk, enabling
access to the desired application or data to be done purely within the original file location.
Select the Junction tab to create your
junction point
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Click or tap the dropdown arrow to select
your RAMDisk drive and
its available storage
space.
Click or tap to select
where to create a
junction point.
Click or tap to finish
adding the new
junction point.
Click or tap to delete
the existing junction
point.
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Synchronizing backup files
After creating a junction point, RAMDisk automatically creates a backup folder in the file’s
original location. Use RAMDisk to manually synchronize updates with these backup files.
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Click or tap Synchronize to
update your files
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4.12MemTweakIt
MemTweakIt allows you to view all levels of memory timings. You can validate your
MemTweakIt settings to generate a memory efficiency score that you can share and compare
with other users on the ROG website.
MemTweakIt functions depends on the chipset on the motherboard. Each chipset has
differernt options.
To use MemTweakIt, double-click
on the desktop.
Click or tap a tab to configure the memory timing
Click or tap the About tab then click REPUBLIC OF GAMERS to
access the official ROG website
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Click or tap to exit MemTweakIt
Click or tap to apply your settings
Click or tap to validate your settings.
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Validating and saving your MemTweakIt settings
To validate and save your configuration online:
1.
Launch MemTweakIt and click Validate.
2.
In Online Mode, key in your ASUS account ID and password, and click Submit.
Your configuration will be displayed in MemTweakIt webpage.
1.
Launch MemTweakIt and click
Validate.
2.
In Manual Mode, click Save Validation
File.
3.
Key in a file name for your configuration
file and click Submit.
4.
Click or tap validation webpage.
5.
In the MemTweakIt - Validation File
Upload window, key in your ASUS
account ID and password.
6.
Click or tap Browse, locate the saved
.cvf file, and click Open.
7.
Click or tap Submit.
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To validate and save your configuration manually:
Your configuration will be displayed in MemTweakIt webpage.
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4.13
ROG CPU-Z
This utility gathers information about the main devices installed in your system and displays
it in an ROG custom layout. ROG CPU-Z provides you information and status of your CPU,
motherboard, memory, graphics card, and other components installed in your system. You
can generate a report about your system info and send or post it on the CPU-Z website.
To use ROG CPU-Z, double-click
on the desktop.
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ROG Connect
ROG Connect allows you to monitor and adjust the local PC through your remote PC.
Setting up USB connection between your local and remote PC
•
Install ROG Connect on the remote PC from the provided Support DVD before using
ROG Connect.
•
The ROG Connect cable is purchased separately.
•
ROG Connect must work with ROG Connect Plus to avail full function. Ensure that
you install ROG Connect Plus on your local PC from the provided Support DVD before
using ROG Connect.
1.
Connect the ROG Connect cable to the local PC
and the remote PC.
2.
Press the ROG Connect Button and it will light up
into a stable glow.
3.
Double-click the RC TweakIt shortcut on the
remote PC to activate the function
Using RC TweakIt
To use the RC TweakIt
Use the sliders and buttons to monitor or adjust your local PC.
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2.
Click Function to display more options.
RC Poster
RC Poster shows the status of the local system
during the POST. You can switch the display
mode between String and Code.
RC Remote
RC Remote allows you to operate your local
system through the ROG Connect cable.
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RC Diagram
RC Diagram allows you to monitor and record
your local system status.
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RAID support
RAID support
5.1
RAID configurations
5
The motherboard comes with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology that supports RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 configuration.
If you want to install a Windows® operating system to a hard disk drive included in a RAID
set, you have to create a RAID driver disk and load the RAID driver during OS installation.
Refer to section 5.2 Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
5.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
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RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive
and three new drives for this setup.
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Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install
identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must enable the RAID function in the BIOS Setup before creating RAID sets using SATA
HDDs. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced menu > SATA Configuration, and then press <Enter>.
3.
Set the SATA Mode item to [RAID Mode].
4.
Save your changes, and then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 3 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup
Due to chipset limitation, when SATA ports are set to RAID mode, all SATA ports run at
RAID mode together.
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5.1.4Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl> + <I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Devices:
Port Device Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
3
ST3160812AS
[↑↓]-Select
MENU ]
4. Recovery Volume Options
5. Acceleration Options
6. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
[ESC]-Exit
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
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The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration.
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Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Sync:
Create volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
2.
Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow key to select a RAID
level to create, and then press <Enter>.
4.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives you want
to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears:
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size Status
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
Select 2 to 6 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Prev/Next [SPACE]-SelectDisk [ENTER]-Done
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5.
Use the up/down arrow key to select a drive, and then press <Space> to select. A
small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection.
6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10
and 5 only),and then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4KB
to 128KB. The following are typical values:
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RAID 0: 128KB
•
RAID 10: 64KB
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RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
When the Capacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you want
and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following warning
message appears:
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back
to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
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Deleting a RAID set
Be cautious when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Name
Volume0
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Level
Drives
RAID0(Stripe)
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, and then press
<Delete>. The following warning message appears:
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
3.
Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to
return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
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Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 5. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The following
warning message appears:
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
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Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
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5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing a Windows® operating system
on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
The motherboard does not provide a floppy drive connector. You have to use a USB floppy
disk drive when creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
Boot your computer.
2.
Press <Delete> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6. When the Make Disk menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
7. Insert a formatted floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>.
8. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
5.2.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1.
Start Windows®.
2. Plug the USB floppy disk drive and insert a floppy disk.
3. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
4. Go to the Make Disk menu, and then click Intel AHCI/RAID Driver Disk to create a
RAID driver disk.
5. Select USB floppy disk drive as the destination disk.
6. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid a computer virus infection.
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Chapter 5: RAID support
5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS
installation
To install the RAID driver for Windows® 7 or later OS:
1.
During the OS installation, click Load Driver to allow you to select the installation
media containing the RAID driver.
2. Insert the USB flash drive with RAID driver into the USB port or the support DVD into
the optical drive, and then click Browse.
3. Click the name of the device you’ve inserted, go to Drivers > RAID, and then select
the RAID driver for the corresponding OS version. Click OK.
4. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
Chapter 5
Before loading the RAID driver from a USB flash drive, you have to use another computer
to copy the RAID driver from the support DVD to the USB flash drive.
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
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.
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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.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
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.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
Class B ITE
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This is a Class B product based on the standard of the VCCI Council. If this is used near a
radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference. Install
and use the equipment according to the instruction manual.
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REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
RF Equipment Notices
CE: European Community Compliance Statement
The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to
electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive.
Wireless Radio Use
This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
band.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
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The radiated output power of the Wi-Fi technology is below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the wireless equipment in such a manner
that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance
The antenna used with this transmitter must not be colocated or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter subject to the conditions of the FCC Grant.
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Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement
This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment
regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
NCC: Taiwan Wireless Statement
Japan RF Equipment Statement
KC (RF Equipment)
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
Telephone +886-2-2894-3447
Fax +886-2-2890-7798
E-mailinfo@asus.com.tw
Web site
http://www.asus.com
Technical Support
Telephone Fax Online support
+86-21-3842-9911
+86-21-5866-8722, ext. 9101#
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Telephone+1-510-739-3777
Fax
+1-510-608-4555
Web site
http://usa.asus.com
Technical Support
Support fax General support
Online support
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959931
http://www.asus.com/de
http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
Technical Support
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Telephone+49-2102-5789555
Support Fax
+49-2102-959911
Online support
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Aug. 22, 2014
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : RAMPAGE V EXTREME
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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Ver. 140331
EC Declaration of Conformity
RAMPAGE V EXTREME
Regulation (EC) No. 617/2013
Declaration Date: 22/08/2014
Year to begin affixing CE marking: 2014
CE marking
Name :
Signature : __________
CEO
Jerry Shen
Position :
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2013
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.8.1(2012-06)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.7.1(2012-06)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R&TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Model name :
Product name :
Motherboard
GERMANY
declare the following apparatus:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Country:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address:
Authorized representative in Europe:
Manufacturer:
We, the undersigned,
Ver. 140331
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
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Signature :
Date :
Representative Person’s Name :
Apr. 16, 2013
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : OC Panel
Product Name : Motherboard OC accessory
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 120601
Manufacturer:
GERMANY
Model name :
Declaration Date: 16/04/2013
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2013
CE marking
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Motherboard OC accessory
OC Panel
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Authorized representative in Europe:
Country:
TAIWAN
Country:
Address, City:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
Ver. 130208
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