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User Guide
Motherboard
M2V
E2736
Checklist
Revised Edition V2
July 2006
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Contents
Features
Notices............................................................................................ vii
Safety information...........................................................................viii
About this guide............................................................................... ix
How this guide is organized.................................................... ix
Where to find more information.............................................. ix
Conventions used in this guide................................................ x
Typography.............................................................................. x
M2V specifications summary........................................................... xi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1 Welcome!..............................................................................1-1
1.2 Package contents.................................................................1-1
1.3 Special features....................................................................1-2
1.3.1 Product Highlights....................................................1-2
1.3.2 Unique ASUS features.............................................1-4
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.1 Before you proceed..............................................................2-1
2.2 Motherboard overview..........................................................2-2
2.2.1 Placement direction..................................................2-2
2.2.2 Screw holes..............................................................2-2
2.2.3 Motherboard layout..................................................2-3
2.2.4 Layout Contents.......................................................2-4
2.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU).............................................2-6
2.3.1 Installing the CPU....................................................2-6
2.3.2 Installing the heatsink and fan..................................2-8
2.3.3 Connecting the CPU fan cable...............................2-10
2.4 System memory..................................................................2-11
2.4.1 Overview................................................................2-11
2.4.2 Memory configurations...........................................2-12
2.4.3 Installing a DIMM....................................................2-13
2.4.4 Removing a DIMM..................................................2-13
2.5 Expansion slots...................................................................2-14
2.5.1 Installing an expansion card...................................2-14
2.5.2 Configuring an expansion card..............................2-14
2.5.3 Interrupt assignments.............................................2-15
2.5.4 PCI slots.................................................................2-16
2.5.5 PCI Express x1 slot................................................2-16
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Contents
Safeguards
2.5.6 PCI Express x16 slot..............................................2-16
2.6 Jumpers..............................................................................2-17
2.7 Connectors.........................................................................2-19
2.7.1 Rear panel connectors...........................................2-19
2.7.2 Internal connectors.................................................2-21
Chapter 3: Powering up
3.1 Starting up for the first time...................................................3-1
3.2 Powering off the computer....................................................3-2
3.2.1 Using the OS shut down function.............................3-2
3.2.2 Using the dual-function power switch.......................3-2
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1 Managing and updating your BIOS.......................................4-1
4.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk................................4-1
4.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS.........................4-2
4.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC....................4-3
4.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS..............4-4
4.1.5 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 Utilities............................4-5
4.1.6 ASUS Update...........................................................4-7
4.2 BIOS Setup program............................................................4-9
4.2.1 BIOS menu screen.................................................4-10
4.2.2 Menu bar................................................................4-10
4.2.3 Navigation keys......................................................4-10
4.2.4 Menu items.............................................................4-11
4.2.5 Sub-menu items.....................................................4-11
4.2.6 Configuration fields................................................4-11
4.2.7 Pop-up window.......................................................4-11
4.2.8 Scroll bar................................................................4-11
4.2.9 General help...........................................................4-11
4.3 Main menu..........................................................................4-12
4.3.1 System Time .........................................................4-12
4.3.2 System Date . ........................................................4-12
4.3.3 Legacy Diskette A . ................................................4-12
4.3.4 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave . ..........4-13
4.3.5 System Information................................................4-14
4.4 Advanced menu..................................................................4-15
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4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.4.1 JumperFree Configuration.....................................4-15
4.4.2 USB Configuration.................................................4-15
4.4.3 CPU Configuration.................................................4-17
4.4.3 CPU Configuration.................................................4-17
4.4.4 Chipset...................................................................4-21
4.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration.............................4-22
4.4.6 PCI PnP..................................................................4-23
Power menu........................................................................4-25
4.5.1 Suspend Mode .....................................................4-25
4.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume ................................4-25
4.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support ..................................................4-25
4.5.4 ACPI APIC Support ...............................................4-25
4.5.5 APM Configuration.................................................4-26
4.5.6 Hardware Monitor...................................................4-27
Boot menu..........................................................................4-29
4.6.1 Boot Device Priority................................................4-29
4.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration...................................4-30
4.6.3 Security..................................................................4-31
Tools menu.........................................................................4-34
Exit menu............................................................................4-35
Chapter 5: Software support
5.1 Installing an operating system..............................................5-1
5.2 Support CD information........................................................5-1
5.2.1 Running the support CD...........................................5-1
5.2.2 Drivers menu............................................................5-2
5.2.3 Utilities menu............................................................5-3
5.2.4 Make disk menu.......................................................5-4
5.2.5 Manuals menu..........................................................5-5
5.2.6 ASUS Contact information.......................................5-5
5.2.7 Other information.....................................................5-6
5.3 Software Information.............................................................5-8
ASUS MyLogo2™.................................................................5-8
5.4 RAID configurations............................................................5-10
5.4.1 Installing hard disks................................................5-11
5.4.2 VIA RAID configurations.........................................5-12
5.5 Creating a RAID driver disk................................................5-19
Contents
5.6 Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology...............................................5-20
5.6.1 Enabling Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology...................5-20
5.6.2 Launching the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ software...............5-21
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio
noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal
cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the
existing system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension
cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away
from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
• Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new
technologies it supports.
• Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing system components. It includes description of
the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard.
• Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting
down the system.
• Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
• Chapter 5: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2. Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
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: Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing 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 indicates that you must press the enclosed key. Example: <Enter> indicates that you must press the Enter or Return key.
<Multiple key names>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+). Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must enter the command exactly as shown then supply the appropriate values that appear in brackets. Example:
At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
In this example, you must supply a filename for [filename].
afudos /iM2V.ROM
M2V specifications summary
CPU
Socket AM2 for AMD Athlon™ 64 X2/Athlon™ 64FX/
Athlon™ 64/Sempron™ processor
Supports AMD 64 architecture that enables
simultaneous 32-bit and 64-bit computing
Supports AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology
Chipset
VIA K8T890
VIA VT8237A
System Bus
2000 MT/s
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
4 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets support ECC/non-ECC unbuffered 533/667/800 MHz DDR memory modules
Expansion slots
1 x PCIEX16
1 x PCIEX1
4 x PCI Storage
VIA® VT8237A South Bridge:
2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33
2 x Serial ATA with RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD
Marvell® 88SE6121:
1 x Serial ATA I/II
1 x External Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard disk(SATA On-the-Go)
AI Audio
Realtek® ALC660 6-channel CODEC
Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology
S/PDIF out interface support
LAN
PCI-E Gb LAN controller
USB
Maximum of eight USB 2.0 ports
AI Overclocking
Features
CPU and Memory voltage adjustable
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 200 MHz up to 400 MHz at 1 MHz increment
ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Special features
ASUS EZ Flash
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS MyLogo2™
ASUS Q-Fan2 Technology
ASUS O. C. Profile
Back panel I/O
1 x Parallel port
1 x External SATA port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x S/PDIF output port
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x 6-channel audio ports
(continued on the next page)
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M2V specifications summary
Internal I/O
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4 additional USB ports
1 x CPU fan connector
2 x Chassis fan connectors
24-pin/4-pin ATX 12V power connectors
CD connector
Front panel audio connector
System panel connector
Chassis Intrusion
3 x SATA connectors
2 x IDE connectors
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x COM connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
BIOS features
4Mb Flash ROM
AMI BIOS with enhanced ACPI, PnP, DMI2.0, Green
Industry standard
PCI 2.2, USB 2.0/1.1
Manageability
DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME
Power Requirement
ATX power supply (with 4-pin 12V plug)
Form Factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 8.0 in (30.5 cm x 20.5 cm)
Support CD contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies it
supports.
Product introduction
Chapter summary
1.1 Welcome!..........................................................1-1
1.2 Package contents.............................................1-1
1.3 Special features................................................1-2
ASUS M2V
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying the ASUS® M2V motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies,
making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it,
check the items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
ASUS M2V motherboard
ASUS motherboard support CD
1 x Serial ATA cable
1 x Serial ATA power cable
1 x 80-conductor ribbon cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE drives
1 x Ribbon cable for a 3.5-inch floppy drive
Q-connector Kit (Retail version only)
I/O shield
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
ASUS M2V
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1 Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 940-pin AM2 socket that supports AMD
Athlon™ 64 X2/Athlon™ 64/Athlon™ FX/Sempron™ processor. With
an integrated low-latency high-bandwidth memory controller and a
highly scalable HyperTransport™ technology-based system bus, the
motherboard provides a powerful platform for your diverse computing
needs, increased office productivity, and enhanced digital media
experience. See page 2-6.
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology
The motherboard supports the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology that
dynamically and automatically changes the CPU speed, voltage and
amount of power depending on the task the CPU performs. See pages 4-18 and 5-20.
DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates
of 800/667/533 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the
latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel
DDR2 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost
system performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up
to 10.7 GB/s. See pages 2­‑11 to 2-13 for details.
Serial ATA Technology Support
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA technology through the Serial
ATA interfaces and the VIA VT8237A. The SATA specification allows
for thinner, more flexible cables with lower pin count, reduced voltage
requirement, and up to 150 MB/s data transfer rate.
The motherboard also supports the Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s technology
through the Serial ATA interfaces and the Marvell® 88SE6121 chipset.
The Serial ATA 3 Gb/s specification provides twice the bandwidth of the
current Serial ATA products with a host of new features, including Power
Management (PM) Implementation Algorithm. Serial ATA allows for thinner,
more flexible cables with lower pin count and reduced voltage required.
See pages 2-21, 2-23, and 2-24 for details.
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Serial ATA support
The motherboard provides a high-performance Serial ATA RAID controller
that enhances hard disk performance and data backup protection without
the cost of additional RAID cards.
The onboard VIA VT8237A RAID controller provides RAID 0, RAID 1, and
JBOD configuration to two Serial ATA connectors. The onboard Marvell
88SE6121 controller supports two additional SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors.
See pages 2-23 and 5-10.
S/PDIF out
The motherboard’s S/PDIF out function turns your computer into a
high‑end entertainment system with digital connectivity to powerful
speaker systems. See page 2-21.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the new Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, extending the connection speed from 12 Mbps on USB 1.1
to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0 - supporting up to eight USB 2.0 ports. The
higher bandwidth of USB 2.0 allows connection of devices such as high
resolution video conferencing cameras, next generation scanners and
printers, and fast storage units. USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1.
See pages 2-21.
ASUS M2V
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1.3.2 Unique ASUS features
ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to
conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can
be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users the freedom to
share and distribute their favorite overclocking settings. See page 4-34.
6-channel audio
The motherboard comes with the Realtek ALC660 audio CODEC that
provides 6-channel audio, audio jack-sensing and enumeration technology,
and S/PDIF out support. See page 2-19 for details.
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology
The ASUS Q-Fan technology smartly adjusts the CPU and Chassis fan
speed according to the system load and temperature to ensure quiet, cool,
and efficient operation. See page 4-28.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data
from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users
the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip. See page 4-5 for
details.
AI Overclocking
This feature allows convenient overclocking up to 30% (depending on
the installed CPU and DRAM) to enhance system performance while
maintaining system stability. See page 4-15.
ASUS Q-Connector
The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front
panel cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique
adapter eliminates the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making
connection quick and accurate. See page 2-29.
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ASUS MyLogo2™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and
add style to your system with customizable boot logos. See pages 4-30,
5‑7.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to
the BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking.
When the system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need
to open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply reboot the
system to restore the previously saved settings. See page 2-18.
ASUS EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even
before loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility
or boot from a floppy disk. See page 4-4.
ASUS M2V
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
Chapter 2
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components. It includes
description of the jumpers and connectors
on the motherboard.
Hardware information
Chapter summary
2.1 Before you proceed..........................................2-1
2.2 Motherboard overview.....................................2-2
2.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU)........................2-6
2.4 System memory.............................................. 2-11
2.5 Expansion slots..............................................2-14
2.6 Jumpers..........................................................2-17
2.7 Connectors.....................................................2-19
ASUS M2V motherboard
2.1
Before you proceed
Note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
to a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX
power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from
the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. When lit, this green
LED indicates that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode,
a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power
cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The
illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
M2V
M2V Onboard LED
ASUS M2V
SB_PWR
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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2.2 Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.
Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
2.2.1 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2 Screw holes
Place nine (6) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Socket M2
20.5cm (8.0in)
30.5cm (12.0in)
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
M2V
PCIEX16_1
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2.2.3 Motherboard layout
20.5cm (8.0in)
30.5cm (12.0in)
Marvell
88SE6121
EATXPWR
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
DDR2 DIMM_B2(128 bit,240-pin module)
ATX12V
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (128 bit,240-pin module)
Top:
USB3 RJ-45
USB4
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (128 bit,240-pin module)
USB12
Bottom:
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (128 bit,240-pin module)
CPU_FAN
Socket AM2
USBPW1
ESATA_1
SPDIF_O1
PARALLEL PORT
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
KBPWR
VIA
K8T890
SATA_RAID1
LAN
PCIEX1_1
M2V
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PRI_IDE
PCIEX16_1
PCI1
PCI3
4Mb
BIOS
SB_PWR
ALC660
PCI4
CD
AAFP
ASUS M2V
SPDIF_OUT
COM1
FLOPPY
USBPW2
CLRTC
CHASSIS CHA_FAN2
USB56
SEC_IDE
SATA2
VT8237A
USB78
SATA1
PCI2
CHA_FAN1
SUPER I/O
PANEL
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2.2.4 Layout Contents
Slots
Page
1. DDR2 DIMM slots 2-11
2. PCI slots
2-16
3. PCI Express x 1 slot
2-16
4. PCI Express x 16 slot
2-16
Jumpers
Page
1. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2-17
2. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
2-18
3. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPWR1, USBPWR2)
2-18
Rear Panel Connectors
Page
1. PS/2 mouse port
2-19
2. Parallel port
2-19
3. Gigabit LAN port (RJ-45)
2-19
4. Line In port
2-19
5. Line Out port
2-19
6. Microphone port
2-19
7. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
2-20
8. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
2-20
9. External SATA port
2-20
10. S/PDIF coaxial cable jack
2-20
11. PS/2 keyboard port
2-20
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Internal Connectors
Page
1. Primary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
2-21
2. Secondary IDE connector (40-1 pin SEC_IDE)
2-21
3. Floppy disk connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2-22
4. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
2-22
5. Marvell® 88SE6121 Serial ATA RAID
connector (7-pin SATA_RAID1)
2-23
6. CPU fan connector (4-pin CPU_FAN)
2-24
7. Chassis fan connector (3-pin CHA_FAN)
2-24
8. CD connector (4-pin CD)
2-24
9. ATX power connector (24-pin ATXPWR)
2-25
10. ATA 12V power connector (4-pin ATX12V)
2-25
11. USB headers (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
2-26
12. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
2-27
13. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
2-27
- System power LED (3-pin PLED)
- System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
- Reset switch (2-pin RESET)
- ATX Power switch (2-pin PWRSW)
- Hard Disk activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
14. Q-connector
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2.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a 940-pin AM2 socket designed for the AMD
Athlon™ 64 X2/Athlon™ 64/Athlon™ FX/Sempron™ processor.
The AM2 socket has a different pinout from the 940-pin socket designed for the
AMD Opteron™ processor. Make sure you use a CPU is designed for the AM2
socket. The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the
CPU!
2.3.1 Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
M2V
M2V CPU AM2 Socket 940
2.
Unlock the socket by pressing the
lever sideways, then lift it up to a
90º- 100º angle.
Socket lever
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90º-100º angle; otherwise, the
CPU will not fit in completely.
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3.
Position the CPU above the socket
such that the CPU corner with the
gold triangle matches the socket
corner with a small triangle.
4.
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
Gold triangle
Small triangle
5.
When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure the
CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
6.
Install a CPU heatsink and fan
following the instructions that came
with the heatsink package.
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2.3.2 Installing the heatsink and fan
The AMD Athlon™ 64FX or AMD Athlon 64™ processor require a specially
designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition
and performance.
Make sure that you use only qualified heatsink and fan assembly.
Follow these steps to install the CPU heatsink and fan.
1. Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU, making sure that the
heatsink fits properly on the retention module base.
•
•
The retention module base is already installed on the motherboard upon purchase. You do not have to remove the retention module base when installing the CPU or installing other motherboard components.
CPU Fan
CPU Heatsink
Retention Module Base
Retention bracket
Retention bracket lock
Your boxed CPU heatsink and fan assembly should come with
installation instructions for the CPU, heatsink, and the retention
mechanism. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU
documentation, follow the latter.
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2. Attach one end of the retention bracket to the retention module base.
3. Align the other end of the retention bracket (near the retention bracket
lock) to the retention module base. A clicking sound denotes that the
retention bracket is in place.
Make sure that the fan and
heatsink assembly perfectly
fits the retention mechanism
module base, otherwise you
cannot snap the retention
bracket in place.
4. Push down the retention bracket lock on the retention mechanism to
secure the heatsink and fan to the module base.
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2.3.3 Connecting the CPU fan cable
When the heatsink and fan assembly is in place, connect the CPU fan
cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
CPU_FAN
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
M2V
M2V CPU Fan Connector
•
•
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Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! CPU overheating and hardware monitoring errors may occur if you fail to plug this connector.
This connector is also compatible with the old 3-pin CPU fan.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.4 System memory
2.4.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a
240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
112 Pins
128 Pins
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
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M2V 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Sockets
Channel
Channel A
Channel B
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Sockets
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
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2.4.2 Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB and 2GB unbuffered ECC/non-ECC DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from
the same vendor. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest
Qualified Vendors List.
•
When using only one DDR DIMM module, install it into slot DIMM_A1 or
DIMM_B1.
•
For dual-channel memory configuration, install the DIMMs in slots
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_A1 (yellow slots); install another pair of DIMMs in
slots DIMM_B2 and DIMM_A2 (black slots).
Table 1Recommended memory configurations
Sockets
Mode
DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 DIMM_A2 DIMM_B2
Single-channel
Dual-channel (1)
Dual-channel (2)*
—
Populated
—
—
Populated
—
—
—
Populated Populated
—
—
Populated Populated Populated Populated
* For dual-channel configuration (2), you may:
• install identical DIMMs in all four sockets
or
• install identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 (yellow
sockets) 2-12
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DDR2 Qualified Vendors List
The following tables list the DDR2 800/667/533 memory modules that
have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard.
Table 2DDR2 800 Qualified Vendors List
Size
Vendor
Model
Brand
SS/DS
512MB
1024MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
1024MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Infineon
Infineon
Hynix
Hynix
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Heat-Sink Package
K4T51083QC
K4T56083QF-ZCE7
K4T56083QF-ZCE7(ECC)
EDD339XX
HYB18T256800AF25
HYB18T256800AF25F
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
5JAIIZ9DQQ
5JAIIZ9DQQ
5ZD22D9GKX
5ZD22D9GKX
6CD22D9GKX
6CD22D9GKX
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
E2508AB-GE-E
E2508AB-GE-E
E2508AB-GE-E
M391T6553CZ3-CE7
M378T2953CZ3-CE7
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
Component
DIMM support A* B* C*
KHX6400D2/512
KVR800D2N5/1G
M378T3253FZ3-CE7
M391T3253FZ3-CE7
M378T6553CZ3-CE7
HYS64T64520HU-2.5-A
HYS64T64020HU-25F-A
HYMP564U64BP8-S5
HYMP512U64BP8-S5
MT8HTF6464AY-80EA3
MT16HTF12864AY-80EA3
MT8HTF6464AY-80ED4
MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4
MT8HTF6464AY-80ED4
MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4
CM2X512A-6400
CM2X1024-6400PRO
CM2X1024-6400C4
M20EL6F3G3170A1D0Z
M20EL6F3G3160A1D0Z
M2OEL6F3G3160A1D0Z
K4T51083QC
K4T51083QC
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
Table 3DDR2 667 Qualified Vendors List
Size
Vendor
Model
Brand
SS/DS
256MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
HYNIX
HYNIX
HYNIX
HYNIX
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
KINGSTON
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Infineon
Infineon
Hynix
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HYMP532U64AP6-Y5 AA
HYMP564U64AP8-Y5 AA
HYMP564U64AP8-Y4 AA
HYMP564U72AP8-Y4 AA
M378T3253FZO-CE6
M378T6453FZO-CE6
HYB18T256800AF3
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
K4T51163QC-ZCE6
HYB18T512160AF-3S
HYB18T512800AF3S(ECC)
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5(ECC)
HYNIX
HYNIX
HYNIX
HYNIX
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
Component
HY5PS121621AFP-Y5
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
KVR667D2N5/256
M378T3253FZ0-CE6
M378T6453FZ0-CE6
M378T3354CZ0-CE6
HYS64T32000HU-3S-A
HYS72T64000HU-3S-A
HYMP512U72AP8-Y5
DIMM support A* B* C*
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
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Table 4DDR2 533 Qualified Vendors List
Size
Vendor
Model
Brand
SS/DS
1024MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
HYNIX
INFINEON
INFINEON
MICRON
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
HYMP512U728-C4 AA
HYS64T32000HU-3.7-B
HYS64T64000GU-3.7-A
MT16HTF6464AG-53EB2
M378T3253FGO-CD5
M378T6553BGO-CD5
M391T2953BGO-CD5
Hynix
INFINEON
INFINEON
MICRON
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
Component
HY5PS12821
HYB18T512160BF
HYB18T512
4EB11D9BQM
K4T56083QF-GCD5
K4T51083QB-GCD5
K4T51083QB-GCD5
DIMM support A* B* C*
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
A* - Supports one module inserted in DIMM_B1 (yellow) slot.
B* - Supports one pair of modules inserted into the yellow slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
C* - Supports 4 modules inserted into both the yellow and black slots as two pairs of Dual‑channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest DDR2 800/667/533
Qualified Vendor List for this motherboard.
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2.4.3 Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
2
To install a DIMM:
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
3.
3
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the
DIMM is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. Do
not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. DO not install DDR
DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
2.4.4 Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out
with extra force.
2.
2
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.5 Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The motherboard
has available PCI slots, PCI Express x1 slot and PCI Express x16 slot.
The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that
they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.5.1 Installing an expansion card
Follow these steps to install an expansion card.
1. Read the documentation that came with the expansion card and make
the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed
in a chassis).
3. Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the
screw for later use.
4. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
5. Secure the card to the chassis with screws.
6. Replace the system cover.
2.5.2 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the card by adjusting the
software settings.
1. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
2. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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2.5.3 Interrupt assignments
Standard Interrupt Assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
2
3*
4*
5*
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14*
15*
*
1
2
N/A
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Programmable Interrupt
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
Communications Port (COM1)
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI Mode when used
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
PCI slot 4
PCI Express x1 PCI Express x16
Gigabit LAN
Marvell 6121 SATA
SATA
USB1
USB2
USB3
USB4
HD audio
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
BC
D
—
—
—
shared
—
—
shared —
—
— shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
shared —
—
— shared
shared
—
—
E
FG
—­
—
—
—
—­
—­
—­
—
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
—
—­
—
—
—­
—­
—­
—­
H
—
—
—
—
shared
shared
shared
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers
support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.
Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the
system unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.5.4 PCI slots
The PCI slots support PCI cards such
as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The following figure
shows a LAN card installed on a PCI
slot.
2.5.5 PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express
x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other
cards that comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The figure blow shows
a network card installed on the PCI
Express x1 slot.
2.5.6 PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express
x16 graphic cards that comply with the
PCI Express specifications. The figure
shows a graphics card installed on the
PCI Express x16 slot.
When installing the external card with optional ROM, we recommand
you to disable the optional ROMs of some onboard devices (LAN,
Marvell 6121 controller, the South Bridge Raid) to make the external
card work.
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2.6 Jumpers
1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The RAM
data in CMOS, that include system setup information such as system
passwords, is powered by the onboard button cell battery.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap
on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to
pins 1-2.
4. Replace the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup menu.
7. Load the BIOS default settings or key-in data.
CLRTC
M2V
1 2
M2V Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hands due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R.
(CPU Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so
the BIOS can automatically reset the parameter settings to the default
values.
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2. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) if you wish to wake up the
computer when you press a key on the keyboard. This feature requires
an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead,
and a corresponding setting in the BIOS .
KBPWR
3
2
2
1
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
M2V
M2V Keyboard Power Setting
3. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1, USBPW2)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake
up from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow
refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
USBPW1
3
2
2
1
+5V
M2V
USBPW2
1 2
+5V
M2V USB Device Wake-Up
2-20
+5VSB
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
(Default)
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port. Otherwise,
the system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep
mode.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.7
Connectors
2.7.1 Rear panel connectors
1
3
2
4
5
6
11
9
10
8
7
1. PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
2. Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or
other devices.
3. RJ-45 port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
The left LED is blinking in half duplex mode.
4. Line-In port. This Line In (light blue) port connects a tape player or
other audio sources.
5. Line-Out port. This Line Out (lime) port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4-channel and 6-channel mode, the function of this jack
becomes Front Speaker Out.
6. Microphone port. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone.
Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration
Headset/
2-Speaker
4-Speaker
6-Speaker
Light Blue
Line In
Line In
Bass/Center
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
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7. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
8. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9. External Serial ATA 3Gb/s port. This port connects to an external
SATA box or a Serial ATA port multiplier.
The external SATA port supports
external Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s and
3Gb/s devices. Longer cables
support higher power requirements
to deliver signal up to two meters
away, and enables improved hotswap function.
Do not insert a different connector
to this port.
10.S/PDIF coaxial out port. This port connects to external audio output
devices with coaxial cable connectors.
11.PS/2 keyboard port. This purple connector is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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2.7.2 Internal connectors
1. IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal
cable. There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66
signal cable: blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the
motherboard’s IDE connector, then select one of the following modes
to configure your device.
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Mode of
device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
M2V IDE Connectors
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SEC_IDE
M2V
PRI_IDE
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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2. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the
floppy drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when
using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug).
M2V
FLOPPY
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
M2V Floppy Disk Drive Connector
3. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables for primary
internal storage devices. The current Serial ATA interface allows up to
150 MB/s data transfer rate, faster than the standard parallel ATA with
133 MB/s (UltraDMA133).
You can configure a RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD set using these
connectors.
Right-angle
NOTE: Connect the right-angle end of
SATA signal cable to SATA device.
M2V
SATA1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
SATA2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
M2V SATA Connectors
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Important notes on Serial ATA solution:
• The Serial ATA cable is smaller and more flexible, allowing easier routing inside the chassis. The lower pin count of the Serial ATA cable eliminates the problem caused by the wide, flat ribbon cables of the Parallel ATA interface.
• Hot plug support for Serial ATA drive and connections is not available on this motherboard.
• Install Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions when using Serial ATA drives.
4. Marvell® 88SE6121 Serial ATA connector
(7-pin SATA_RAID1)
This connector is for a Serial ATA signal cable. This connector supports
a Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drive, but it does not support Serial ATA
CD/DVD driver.
The Marvell® 88SE6121 controller allows you to enable the hot-plug function for
external device.
Do not install the operating system with the device connected to the Marvell®
88SE6121 Serial ATA connector.
SATA_RAID1
M2V
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
M2V SATA RAID Connector
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5. CPU, Power and Chassis Fan Connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2 )
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan
cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack
of sufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on
the fan connectors!
CPU_FAN
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
M2V
CHA_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN2
GND
+12V
Rotation
M2V Fan Connectors
6. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
M2V
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
CD
(black)
M2V Internal Audio Connector
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7. ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX 12V power supply. The plugs from
the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
In addition to the 24-pin ATX power connector, this motherboard
requires that you connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug to provide
sufficient power to the CPU.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug.
Otherwise, the system does not boot up.
•
Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply can provide 8A on the
+12V lead and at least 1A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB).
The minimum recommended wattage is 300W, or 350W for a fully
configured system. The system may become unstable or might not
boot up, if the power is inadequate.
ATX12V
+12V DC GND
+12V DC GND
M2V
M2V ATX Power Connectors
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ATXPWR
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Vo
+3 Vo
Ground
+5 Vo
Ground
+5 Vo
Ground
Power O
+5V Standby
+12 Vo
+12 Vo
+3 Vo
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USB56
1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
1
M2V USB 2.0 Connectors
USB+5V
USB_P6 USB_P6+
GND
NC
USB78
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
M2V
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
8. USB headers (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
If the USB ports on the rear panel are inadequate, a USB header is
available for additional USB ports. The USB header complies with
USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
This speed advantage over the conventional 12 Mbps on USB 1.1
allows faster Internet connection, interactive gaming, and simultaneous
running of high-speed peripherals.
•
NEVER connect a 1394 cable to any of the USB (blue) connectors.
Doing so will damage the motherboard!
•
You may connect the USB cable to ASUS Q-Connector(Blue, USB) first,
and then install the Q-Connector(USB) to the USB connector onboard.
•
The picture above is for your reference, you need to purchase the cables
separately.
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9. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
This is an interface for the front panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and control of audio devices.
AAFP
AGND
NC
NC
NC
Legacy AC 97
compliant definition
SENSE2_RETUR
GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETUR
Azalia
compliant definition
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
M2V
M2V Analog Front Panel Connector
10. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
IDE_LED
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
Reset
Ground
M2V
SPEAKER
PWR
Ground
PLED-
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PANEL
PLED+
PLED
RESET
PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply.
M2V System Panel Connector
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• System Power LED Lead (3-1 pin PLED)
This 3-1 pin connector connects to the system power LED. The LED
lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the
system is in sleep mode.
• System Warning Speaker Lead (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the case-mounted speaker. It allows you to
hear system beeps and warnings.
• Reset Switch Lead (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the case-mounted reset switch to reboot the
system without turning off the system power.
• ATX Power Switch / Soft-Off Switch Lead (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power switch. Pressing the power
switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP, or ON and SOFT
OFF, depending on the BIOS or OS settings. Pressing the power
switch while in the ON mode for more than four seconds turns the
system OFF.
• Hard disk activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. Any read
or write activity of an IDE device causes this LED to light up.
Q-Connector (System panel)
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily to connect the chassis front panel cables
to the motherboard. Perform these steps to install ASUS Q-Connector.
Step 1
Connect the front panel cables to their
respective connectors on the ASUS QConnector. Refer to the labels on the QConnector for proper connection and pin
definition.
Step 2
Carefully connect the ASUS
Q-Connector to the System panel connector.
The ASUS Q-Connector fits only in one
orientation; if it doesn’t fit, try reversing it.
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Chapter 3
This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages and
ways of shutting down the system.
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1 Starting up for the first time............................3-1
3.2 Powering off the computer..............................3-2
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Starting up for the first time
1. After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2. Make sure 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 (if you are using an ATX power supply, you need to
switch on the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on
the front of the chassis).
6. After applying power, the power LED on the system front panel case lights
up. For ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press
the ATX power switch. If your monitor complies with “green” standards or
if it has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or switch
between orange and green after the system LED turns on. The system
then runs the power-on tests. While the tests are running, the BIOS beeps
or additional messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything
within 30 seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may
have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or
call your retailer for assistance.
7. At power on, hold down <Del> to enter BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2 Powering off the computer
3.2.1 Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2000/XP:
1. Click the Start button then click Shut Down...
2. Make sure that the Shut down option button is selected, then click the
OK button to shut down the computer.
3. The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® XP:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3. The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
3.2.2 Using the dual-function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four
seconds puts the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending
on the BIOS setting. If you press the power switch for more than four
seconds, the system enters the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting. See section “4.5 Power Menu” in Chapter 4.
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Chapter 4
This chapter tells how to change the
system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4.1 Managing and updating your BIOS................4-1
4.2 BIOS Setup program........................................4-9
4.3 Main menu.......................................................4-12
4.4 Advanced menu..............................................4-15
4.5 Power menu....................................................4-25
4.6 Boot menu.......................................................4-29
4.7 Tools menu.....................................................4-34
4.8 Exit menu........................................................4-35
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Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1. ASUS AFUDOS - Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk in
DOS mode.
2. ASUS EZ Flash - Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST. 3. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk or the motherboard support CD.
4. ASUS Update - Updates the BIOS in a Windows® environment.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Important notes
• Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable
floppy disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy
the original motherboard BIOS using the AFUDOS utility.
• Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest
BIOS file for this motherboard using the ASUS Update utility.
4.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
format A:/S
then press <Enter>.
Windows® 2000/XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
b. From your Windows desktop, click on Start, then select My
Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2
Floppy Disk window appears.
e. If you are using Windows® XP, select Create an MS-DOS startup
disk from the format options field, then click Start.
OR
If you are using Windows® 2000, select Full option button from the
format type, then click Start.
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2. Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable
floppy disk.
4.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS
To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE utility:
1. Visit the ASUS website to download the latest BIOS file for your
motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS file name on a piece of paper. You need to type the
exact BIOS file name at the prompt.
2. Copy the AFUDOS.EXE utility from the support CD to the bootable
floppy disk that contains the BIOS file.
3. Boot the system from the floppy disk.
4. At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] means the latest (or original) BIOS file that you
copied to the bootable floppy disk.
5. Press <Enter>. The succeeding screen displays the status of the
update process.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you
see on your screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
A:\>afudos /iM2V.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS!
Doing so can cause system boot failure!
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When the BIOS update process is complete, the utility returns to the
DOS prompt.
A:\>afudos /iM2V.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
6. Reboot the system from the hard disk.
4.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC
You can use the AFUDOS.EXE utility to copy the current system BIOS to a
floppy or hard disk and use it as a backup in case the system BIOS fails or
gets corrupted.
To copy the BIOS from your PC using AFUDOS.EXE:
1. At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /o[filename]
where [filename] string of not more than eight (8) alpha-numeric
characters for the main filename and three (3) alpha-numeric
characters for the extension name.
2. Press <Enter>.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you
see on your screen might not be exactly the same as shown.
Main filename
Extension name
A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
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3. The utility will copy the current system BIOS by default to the floppy
disk. Make sure that the floppy disk has at least 600KB of free disk
space and is not write-protected.
A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
When the copy process is complete, the utility returns to the DOS
prompt.
4.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily update the BIOS without
having to go through the long process of booting from a diskette and using
a DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash is built-in to the BIOS firmware so it is
accessible by simply pressing <Alt + F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash:
1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for your motherboard and rename the downloaded file as M2V.ROM.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system.
3. To launch EZ Flash, press <Alt+F2> during POST to display the
following.
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
•
If there is no floppy disk in the drive, the error message “Floppy not found!” appears.
• If the correct BIOS file is not in the floppy disk, the error message “Floppy not found!” is displayed. Make sure to rename the downloaded BIOS file as “M2V.ROM”.
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4. Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file. If all the necessary
files are found in the floppy disk, EZ Flash performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS!
Doing so can cause system boot failure!
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “M2V.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
4.1.5 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing the updated
motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the motherboard support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the CD
for the BIOS file.
Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000, Award Software, Inc.
BIOS ROM checksum error
Detecting IDE ATAPI device...
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When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000, Award Software, Inc.
BIOS ROM checksum error
Detecting IDE ATAPI device...
Found CDROM, try to Boot from it... Pass
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from the USB flash disk:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Turn on the system.
3.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file When found,
the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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•
UseonlyaUSBflashdisksmallerthan8GBwithsinglepartitionandFAT
32/16/12format.
•
DONOTshutdownorresetthesystemwhileupdatingtheBIOS!Doingso
cancausesystembootfailure!
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4.1.6 ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment. This utility is available in the support
CD that comes with the motherboard package. ASUS Update requires
an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service
Provider (ISP).
To install ASUS Update:
1. Insert the support CD into the CD-ROM drive. The Drivers menu
appears.
2. Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX. See
page 5‑3 for the Utilities menu screen.
3. The ASUS Update utility is copied into your system.
To update the BIOS using ASUS Update:
1. Launch the utility from the Windows desktop by clicking Start >
Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS
Update initial screen appears.
2. Select your desired update
method, then click Next.
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3. If you select updating/
downloading from the Internet,
select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or choose Auto Select.
Click Next.
4. From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5. Follow the instructions on the
succeeding screens to complete
the update process.
6. If you select the option to
update the BIOS from a file, a
window prompts you to locate
the file. Select the file, click
Open, then follow the screen
instructions to complete the
update process.
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4.2 BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want
to change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example,
you may want to enable the security password feature or change the
power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system
using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these
changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run
this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to enter
the Setup utility. Otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. As a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and
make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Default
Settings item under the Exit Menu. See section “4.7 Exit Menu.”
• The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
• Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest product and BIOS information.
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4.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items Menu bar
Configuration fields
System Time [11:51:19]
System Date [Thu 08/05/2003]
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
IDE Configuration
System Information
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Sub-menu items
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Navigation keys
4.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
Power
Boot
Exit
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
For changing the system boot configuration
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.3 Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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4.2.4 Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting Main shows the
Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
4.2.5 Sub-menu items
An item with a sub-menu on any menu screen is distinguished by a solid
triangle before the item. To display the sub-menu, select the item and
press <Enter>.
4.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is
user‑configurable, you may change the value of the field opposite the item.
You can not select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
4.2.7 Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter>
to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
4.2.8 Scroll bar
Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
A scroll bar appears on the right side
Pop-up window
of a menu screen when there are items
that do not fit on the screen. Press Up/Down arrow keys or PageUp/
PageDown keys to display the other items on the screen.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Scroll bar
4.2.9 General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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4.3 Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “4.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the
menu screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time [11:51:19]
System Date [Thu 08/05/2003]
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
IDE Configuration
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
4.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K, 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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4.3.4 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, BIOS auto-detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item
then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
:Not Detected
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Select the type
of device connected
to the system
The values opposite the dimmed items (Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode,
Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and SMART monitoring)
are auto-detected by BIOS and are not user-configurable. These items
show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic
selection of the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you
are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI
Removable Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO
drive. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA
mode if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not
previously formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to Disabled,
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.5 System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications.
The items in this menu are auto-detected by BIOS.
AMI BIOS
Version
Build Date
: 0123
: 05/10/06
Processor
Type
: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor
Speed
: 2012MHz
Count : 2
System Memory
Size
: 512MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
Displays the auto-detected processor information.
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory.
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4.4 Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
JumperFree Configuration
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
4.4.1 JumperFree Configuration
Config System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclocking
[Auto]
PLL1 Spread Spectrum [Enabled]
AI Overclocking [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired
CPU internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking
configuration options:
Manual - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto - loads the optimal settings for the system.
Standard - loads the standard settings for the system.
Overclock Profile - loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for
stability when overclocking.
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The following item appears only when the AI Overclocking item is set to
[Manual].
FSB Frequency [200]
The valid input value is from 200 to 400.
PLL1 Spread Spectrum [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PLL1 Spread Spectrum.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
DDR Voltage [1.90V]
Sets the DDR Voltage. Configuration options: [1.80V] [1.85V] [1.90V]
[1.95V]
4.4.2 USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.0-11.4
USB Devices Enabled: None
USB 1.1 Ports Configuration [Enable]
USB 2.0 Ports Enable [Enable]
Legacy USB Support [Enable]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB 1.1 Ports Configuration [Enable]
Allows you to configure the USB 1.1 ports.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enable]
USB 2.0 Ports Enable [Enable]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 ports. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enable]
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Legacy USB Support [Enable]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy
operating systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the
presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy
mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is
disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Port 64/60 Emulation.Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed] [Full Speed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS EHCI hand-off support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.4.3 CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
CPU Configuration
Module Version:00.00
Physical Count: 1
Logical Count: 2
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+
Revision: F2
Cache L1: 128KB
Cache L2: 2048KB
Speed
: 2012MHz
Current FSB Multiplier: 10x
Maximum FSB Multiplier: 10x
Able to Change Freq. : Yes
uCode Patch Level: None Required
GART Error Reporting
MTRR Mapping
Runtime Legacy PSB
Cool N’Quiet
Memory Controller
[Disabled]
[Continuous]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
GART Error Reporting [Disabled]
This option should remain disabled for the normal operation. The driver
developer may enable it for testing purpose.
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MTRR Mapping [Continuous]
This option determines the method used for programming CPU MTRRs
when 4GB or more memory is present. Discrete leaves the PCI hole below
the 4GB boundary undescribed. Continuous explicitly describes the PCI
hole as non-cachable
Runtime Legacy PSB [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Runtime Legacy PSB.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Cool N’Quiet [Disabled]
Enables or disables the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet! technology feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Controller
Memory Controller
Memory Configuration
ECC Configuration
Power Down Control
Alternate VID
[Auto]
[0.850V]
Memory Configuration
Memory Configuration
Memclock Mode
MCT Timing Mode
Bank Interleaving
MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID
Memory Hole Remapping
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Memclock Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory clock mode.Set by the code using [Auto]
or select [Manual] to set using one of the standard values. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] [Limit]
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MCT Timing Mode [Auto]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Bank Interleacving [Auto]
Sets whether to allow memory accesses to be spread out over BANKS
on the same node or across nodes, decreasing access contention.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the MemCLK Tri-Stating During C3 and
Alt VID. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Hole Remapping [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Memory Remapping around the
memory hole. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ECC Configuration
ECC Configuration
DRAM ECC Enable
4-Bit ECC Mode
DRAM SCRUB REDIRECT DRAM BG Srub
l2 Cache BG Srub
Data Cache BG Srub
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
DRAM ECC Enable [Disabled]
Enables or disables the DRAM ECC that allows hardware to report
and correct memory errors automatically to maintain system integrity.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when the DRAM ECC item is set to [Enabled].
4-Bit ECC Mode
Enables or disables the 4-Bit ECC mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM SCRUB REDIRECT [Disabled]
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Sets the system to correct DRAM ECC Errors immediately when they
occur, even if background scrubbing is on. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM BG Scrub [Disabled]
Disables or sets the DRAM scrubbing functionality that corrects and
rewrites memory errors so later reads are correct. During this while
the memory is not being used improves performance. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [40ns] [80ns] [160ns] [320ns] [640ns] [1.28us]
[2.56us] [5.12us] [10.2us] [20.5us] [41.0us] [81.9us] [163.8us] [327.7us]
[655.4us]
l2 Cache BG Srub [Disabled]
Disables or sets the L2 data cache RAM to be corrected when idle.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [40ns] [80ns] [160ns] [320ns] [640ns]
[1.28us] [2.56us] [5.12us] [10.2us] [20.5us] [41.0us] [81.9us] [163.8us]
[327.7us] [655.4us] [1.31ms] [2.62ms] [5.24ms] [10.49ms] [20.97ms]
[42.00ms] [84.00ms]
Data Cache BG Srub [Disabled]
Disables or sets the L1 data cache RAM to b corrected when idle.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [40ns] [80ns] [160ns] [320ns] [640ns]
[1.28us] [2.56us] [5.12us] [10.2us] [20.5us] [41.0us] [81.9us] [163.8us]
[327.7us] [655.4us] [1.31ms] [2.62ms] [5.24ms] [10.49ms] [20.97ms]
[42.00ms] [84.00ms]
Power Down Control [Auto]
Allows DIMMs to enter power down mode by deasserting the clock enable
signal when DIMMs are not in use. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Alternate VID [0.850V]
Specifies the alternate VID while in low power states.
Configuration options: [1.050V] [1.025V] [1.000V] [0.975V] [0.950V]
[0.925V] [0.900V] [0.875V] [0.850V] [0.825V] [0.800V]
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4.4.4 Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections may to malfunction.
Primary Graphics Adapter
Search for MDA Resources
[PCIE VGA]
[No]
Hyper Transport Freq Auto
[Enabled]
Hyper Transport LinkWidth
[16
16
Options for VIA AGP
Chipset cause system
]
Primary Graphics Adapter [PCIE VGA]
Switches the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for a video card.
This allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple video
controllers. Configuration options: [PCIE VGA] [PCI]
Search for MDA Resources [Yes]
Sets whether to allow search for MDA resources.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Hyper Transport Freq Auto [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Hyper Transport frequency selection.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hyper Transport LinkWidth [16
16 ]
Allows you to enable or disable the Hyper Transport link width selection.
Configuration options: [16 16 ] [8 8 ]
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4.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Auto Controller [Auto]
Onboard PCIEX GbE LAN [Disabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
Onboard Marvell6121 Controller [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
HD Auto Controller [Auto]
Enables or disables the High Definition Audio Contoller [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Onboard PCIEX GbE LAN [Disabled]
Enables or disables the Onboard Onboard PCIEX GbE LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
Enables or disables the LAN Option.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard Marvell6121 Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Onboard Marvell1621 Controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [EPP+ECP]
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ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
4.4.6 PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings
for PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel
resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the
memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S [No]
PCI Latency Timer
[64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-4 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-5 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-7 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-9 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-10 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-11 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-14 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-15 assigned to [PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the operating
system configure Plug
and Play (PnP) devices
not required for boot
if your system has a
Plug and Play operating
system.
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When
set to [Yes] and if you installed a Plug & Play operating system, the
operating system configures the Plug & Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192]
[224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to
the PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Setting to [Disabled] deactivates this feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ xx [Available]
When set to [Available], the specific IRQ is free for PCI/PnP devices to
use. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [Available] [Reserved]
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4.5 Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM) feature. Select an item then press <Enter> to
display the configuration options.
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
ACPI 2.0 Support [ACPI v1.0]
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
4.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the ACPI state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
4.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
4.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support [ACPI v1.0]
Allows you to add more tables for ACPI 1.0 specifications. Select [ACPI
v2.0, if you install Vista operating system.
Configuration options: [ACPI v1.0] [ACPI v2.0] [ACPI v3.0]
4.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the ACPI support in the ASIC. When set to Enabled,
the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.5 APM Configuration
APM Configuration Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
On
On
On
On
On
On
By
By
By
By
By
By
External Modems [Disabled]
Lan [Disabled]
PCI Devices [Disabled]
PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off ]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power
loss. When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on
state whatever the system state before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
Allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is
in Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on
the first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while
the computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
Power On By Lan [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the LAN-wake up feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME# to generate a wake event. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to resume the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. This feature
requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB
lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.6 Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU Temperature [48ºC/118ºF]
MB Temperature [35ºC/95ºF]
CPU Fan Speed [3260RPM]
Chassis Fan1 Speed [N/A]
Chassis Fan2 Speed [N/A]
VCORE Voltage [ 1.504V]
3.3V Voltage [ 3.360V]
5V Voltage [ 5.160V]
12V Voltage [11.328V]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
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CPU Temperature [xxx ºC/xxx ºF]
MB Temperature [xxx ºC/xxx ºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
CPU, motherboard and power temperatures. Select Disabled if you do not
wish to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
CPU and chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the
fans is not connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows N/A.
VCORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU fan control function. When this
field is set to [Enabled], the item CPU Fan Ratio appears. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Chassis fan control function. When
this field is set to [Enabled], the item Chassis Fan Ratio appears. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.6 Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
4.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device [1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
2nd Boot Device [Hard Drive]
3rd Boot Device [ATAPI CD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appear on the screen depends
on the the number of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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4.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some Power On Self Tests
(POST) while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system.
When set to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you want to use the
ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.6.3 Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password. <Enter> again to
disable password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After
you have set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1. Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2. From the password box, type a password combination of at least six
(6) letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted. The message “Password Installed” appears after you have
successfully set your password.
The Supervisor Password item now shows Installed.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
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To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the
CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for
information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password : InstalledUser Password
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level [Full Access]
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check [Setup]
<Enter> to change
password. <Enter> again to
disabled password.
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
User Access Level (Full Access]
Allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Limited allows change only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
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Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you have
set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1. Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2. On the password box that appears, type a password combination of at
least six (6) letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted. The message “Password Installed” appears after you have
successfully set your password.
The User Password item now shows Installed.
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4.7
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
Tools
O.C. PROFILE Configuration
O.C. Profile1 Status :Not Installed
O.C. Profile2 Status :Not Installed
Save to Profile 1
Load from Profile 1
Save to Profile 2
Load from Profile 2
Start O.C. Profile
Save to/Load from Profile 1
Allows you to save Multi-language BIOS settings to profile1 or load BIOS
file from profile1.
Save to/Load from Profile 2
Allows you to save Multi-language BIOS settings to profile1 or load BIOS
file from profile2.
Start O.C. Profile
You may press Enter to run this utility to save/load CMOS.
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4.8 Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from
the Exit menu to ensure that the values you selected are saved to the
CMOS RAM. An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM and
stays on even when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a
confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes
while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that
you made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other
than System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a
confirmation before exiting.
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Discard Changes
Allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously
saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
Yes to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to load default
values. Select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 5
This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
Software support
Chapter summary
5.1 Installing an operating system........................5-1
5.2 Support CD information...................................5-1
5.3 Software Information.......................................5-8
5.4 RAID configurations.......................................5-10
5.5 Creating a RAID driver disk...........................5-19
5.6 Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology........................5-20
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Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/XP/2003 Server operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding
updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary, so use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer
to your OS documentation for more information.
5.2 Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard contains useful software
and several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
5.2.1 Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM
drive. The CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is
enabled in your computer.
Click an item to install
Click an icon to display
more information
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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5.2.2 Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Driver
Installs the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology driver.
VIA Chipset Driver Program
Installs the VIA Chipset Driver Program.
Realtek Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek® audio controller and application.
Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethenet Driver
Installs the Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethenet driver.
Marvell 6121 SATA Controller Driver
Installs the Marvell® 6121 SATA Controller drivers.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
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5.2.3 Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS Cool ‘n’ Quiet Utility
Installs the Cool ‘n’ Quiet! Technology software.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer in healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
Allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS
website.
Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet
connection so you can connect to the ASUS website.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
Adobe Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe Acrobat® Reader V7.0.
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c is
a multimedia technology that enhances computer graphics and sound.
DirectX® improves the multimedia features of you computer so you can
enjoy watching TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your
computer. Visit the Microsoft website (www.microsoft.com) for updates.
Anti-virus Utility
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses.
View the online help for detailed information.
5.2.4 Make disk menu
The Make disk menu contains a list of drivers. Select and click an item to
install the driver.
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5.2.5 Manuals menu
The Manuals menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click
an item to open the manual.
Install the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu to open the
manual files in PDF.
5.2.6 ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can
also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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5.2.7 Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information
on the motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to
display the specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this CD
Displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
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Technical Support Form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill
out when requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support CD and a brief description of each in
text format.
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5.3 Software Information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will
conveniently guide you through the installation. View the online help or
readme file that came with the software for more information.
This section provides details of the software applications that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS MyLogo2™
The ASUS MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the
ASUS Update utility from the software menu. See section “5.2.3 Utilities
menu”.
Before using ASUS MyLogo2™ feature, use the AFUDOS utility to
make a copy of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS
version from the ASUS website.
Make sure that the BIOS Item Full Screen Logo is set to [Enabled] if
you want to use ASUS MyLogo2™. See section “4.6.2 Boot Settings
Configuration”.
Follow these steps to use ASUS MyLogo2.
1. Launch the ASUS Update utility.
See section “4.1.6 ASUS Update.”
2. When prompted for the BIOS
update method, select the option
“Update BIOS from a file.”
3. Specify the location of the BIOS
file, such as from a floppy disk.
Click Next.
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4. From the selection that appears,
choose a logo image. Click Next.
You can create your own
boot logo image in GIF, JPG,
or BMP file formats.
5. When you click on an image,
it displays larger on the
MyLogo2™ screen.
• ASUS MyLogo2™ might
encounter problems with
complex images. If a problem
occurs, replace with a simpler
image or make the image
smaller.
• To reduce the logo image,
click on the arrow on the
Ratio item and select your
desired scale.
6. The next screen prompts you to
flash the original BIOS to update
it with the new boot logo. Click
Flash to update the BIOS.
7. When finished, click Exit, then
reboot your computer.
Your system boots with the new
boot logo.
Instead of starting from ASUS Update, you can also launch ASUS
MyLogo2™ directly from the Windows Start menu to change your
BIOS boot logo. After you have modified the BIOS file with the new
logo, use the ASUS Update utility to upload the new BIOS.
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5.4 RAID configurations
The motherboard comes with the VIA VT8237A controller integrated in the
SouthBridge to support Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)
configurations. Using two Serial ATA hard disks, you can set up RAID 0,
RAID 1, and JBOD configurations. The following defines the different RAID
set configurations:
RAID 0 (called 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.
RAID 1 (called 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.
JBOD stands for Just a Bunch of Disks or also called spanning, refers
to hard disks that are not yet configured according to RAID. The JBOD
configuration stores the same data redundantly on multiple disks that
appear as a single disk on the operating system. Spanning does not
deliver any advantage over using separate disks independently and does
not provide fault tolerance or performance benefits of RAID.
If you use either Windows® XP or Windows® 2000 operating system
(OS), copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a floppy disk
before creating RAID configurations. Refer to section “5.5 м Creating a
RAID driver disk” for details.
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5.4.1 Installing hard disks
The motherboard supports UltraDMA 133/100/66 and Serial ATA hard disk
drives. For optimal performance, install identical Serial ATA hard disks of
the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
•
If you are creating a RAID 0 (striping) array for performance, use two new drives.
•
If you are creating a RAID 1 (mirroring) array for protection, you can use two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive with the same or larger size than the existing drive.
Installing Parallel ATA hard disks
To install the hard disks:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set the jumpers of each hard disk as Master/Slave or Slave/Slave.
Install the hard disks into the drive bays.
Connect the HDD signal cables.
Connect a 4-pin power cable to the power connector on each drive.
Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks
To install the SATA hard disks for RAID configuration:
1. Install the Serial ATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2. Connect the Serial ATA signal cables.
3. Connect the Serial ATA power cable to the power connector on each
drive.
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5.4.2 VIA RAID configurations
The motherboard includes a high performance IDE RAID controller
integrated in the VIA VT8237A southbridge chipset. It supports RAID 0 and
RAID 1 with two independent Serial ATA channels.
Refer to VIA8237 SATA Quick Setup guide found in the support
CD for detailed information on RAID configurations under different
operating systems.
Entering VIA Tech RAID BIOS Utility
1. Boot-up your computer.
2. During POST, press <Tab> to enter VIA RAID configuration utility. The following menu options will appear.
The RAID BIOS information on the setup screen shown below is for
reference only. What you see on your screen may not exactly match
what is shown here.
VIA Tech. RAID BIOS Ver 1.xx
Create Array
Delete Array
Create/Delete Spare
Select Boot Array
Serial Number View
Channel
Drive Name
Serial_Ch0 Master XXXXXXXXXXX
Serial_Ch1 Master XXXXXXXXXXX
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 :
↑,↓ :
Enter:
ESC :
View Array/Disk Status
Move to next item
Confirm the selection
Exit
Array NameMode Size(GB)Status
ARRAY 0 SATA 999.99 XXXXXXX
ARRAY 0
SATA 999.99 XXXXXXX
On the upper-right side of the screen is the message and legend box. The
keys on the legend box allows you to navigate through the setup menu
options. The message describes the function of each menu item. The
following lists the keys found in the legend box with their corresponding
functions.
<F1>
↑, ↓
<Enter>
<ESC>
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:
:
:
View Array/Disk Status
Move to the next item
Confirm the selection
Exit
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Create Array
1. From the VIA RAID BIOS utility main menu, select Create Array then press <Enter>. The main menu items on the upper-left corner of the
screen are replaced with create array menu options.
VIA Tech. RAID BIOS Ver 1.xx
Auto Setup For Data Security
Array Mode RAID 1 (Mirroring)
Select Disk Drives
Start Create Process
Channel
Drive Name
Serial_Ch0 Master XXXXXXXXXXX
Serial_Ch1 Master XXXXXXXXXXX
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 :
↑,↓ :
Enter:
ESC :
View Array/Disk Status
Move to next item
Confirm the selection
Exit
Array NameMode Size(GB)Status
ARRAY 0 SATA 999.99 XXXXXXX
ARRAY 0
SATA 999.99 XXXXXXX
RAID 0 for performance
1. From the create array menu, select Array Mode, then press <Enter>.
The supported RAID configurations appear on a pop-up menu.
RAID
0 for performance
RAID 1 for data protection
RAID 0/1
RAID SPAN for capacity
2. Select RAID 0 for performance then press <Enter>.
From this point, you may choose to auto-configure the RAID array
by selecting Auto Setup for Performance or manually configure the
RAID array for stripped sets. If you want to auto-configure, proceed to
the next step, otherwise, skip to step 5.
3. Select Auto Setup for Performance and press <Enter>. The
following confirmation message appears.
Auto create array will destroy all
data on disks, Continue? (Y/N)
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4. Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options. If
you selected <Y>, proceed to step 9.
5. Select Select Disk Drives, then press <Enter>. Use arrow keys
to select disk drive, then press <Enter> to mark selected drive. An
asterisk appears before a selected drive.
6. Select Block Size, then press <Enter> to set array block size. A list of
valid array block sizes are displayed on a pop-up menu.
TIP: For server systems, use of a lower array
block size is recommended. For multimedia
computer systems used mainly for audio and
video editing, a higher array block size is
recommended for optimum performance.
4K
8K
16K 32K
64K
Use arrow keys to move selection bar on items and press <Enter> to
select.
7. Select Start Create Process and press <Enter> to set up hard disk for
RAID system. The following confirmation message appears:
The data on the selected disks will
be destroyed. Continue? (Y/N)
8. Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options.
9. Press <Esc> to go back to main menu.
RAID 1 for data protection
1. From the create array menu, select Array Mode, then press <Enter>.
The supported RAID configurations appear on a pop-up menu.
RAID
RAID
RAID
RAID
RAID
0 for performance
11 for
for data
data protection
protection
0/1
SPAN for capacity
2. Select RAID 1 for data protection then press <Enter>.
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3. From this point, you can auto-configure the RAID array by selecting
Auto Setup for Data Security or manually configure the RAID array
for mirrored sets. If you want to auto-configure, proceed to the next
step, otherwise, skip to step 6.
4. Select Auto Setup for Data Security and press <Enter>. The
following confirmation message appears.
Auto create array will destroy all
data on disks, Continue? (Y/N)
5. Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options. If
you selected <Y>, proceed to step 11.
6. Select Select Disk Drives, then press <Enter>. Use arrow keys to
select disk drive/s, then press <Enter>. An asterisk appears before a
selected drive.
7. Select Start Create Process and press <Enter> to setup hard disk for
RAID system. The following inquiry appears:
Save the data on source disk to
mirror after creation? (Y/N)
8. If you select <Y> the utility will duplicate your data. Press <Y> anytime
if you want to exit the duplication process.
Duplicating...
RAID 1 for data protection
Press Yes(Y) to Escape
9. If you select <N>, the following confirmation message appears.
The data on the selected disks will
be destroyed. Continue? (Y/N)
10.Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options.
11.Press <Esc> to go back to main menu.
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RAID Span for capacity
1. From the create array menu, select Array Mode, then press <Enter>.
The supported RAID configurations appear on a pop-up menu.
RAID
RAID
RAID
RAID
0 for performance
1 for data protection
0/1
SPAN for capacity
2. Select RAID SPAN for capacity then press <Enter>.
3. From this point, you can auto-configure the RAID array by selecting
Auto Setup for Capacity or manually configure the RAID array for
spanned sets. If you want to auto-configure, continue with next step;
otherwise, proceed to step 6.
4. Select Auto Setup for Capacity and press <Enter>. The following
confirmation message appears.
Auto create array will destroy all
data on disks, Continue? (Y/N)
5. Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options. If
you selected <Y>, proceed to step 11.
6. Select Select Disk Drives, then press <Enter>. Use arrow keys to
select disk drive/s, then press <Enter>. An asterisk appears before a
selected drive.
7. Select Start Create Process and press <Enter> to start RAID system
setup. The following inquiry appears:
Save the data on Span 0 disk
after creation? (Y/N)
8. If you select <Y>, the utility will save your disk data on Span 0 disk
then configure the RAID set. Proceed to step 11.
9. If you select <N>, the following confirmation message appears.
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10.Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options.
11.Press <Esc> to go back to main menu.
Delete Array
1. From the VIA RAID BIOS utility main menu, select Delete Array then
press <Enter>.
VIA Tech. RAID BIOS Ver 1.xx
Create Array
Delete Array
Create/Delete Spare
Select Boot Array
Serial Number View
Channel
Drive Name
[ ]Serial_Ch0 MasterXXXXXXXXXXX
[ ]Serial_Ch1 Master XXXXXXXXXXX
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 :
↑,↓ :
Enter:
ESC :
View Array/Disk Status
Move to next item
Confirm the selection
Exit
Array NameMode Size(GB)Status
ARRAY 0 SATA 999.99 XXXXXXX
ARRAY 0 SATA 999.99 XXXXXXX
2. From the list of channel used for IDE RAID arrays, press <Enter> to
select a RAID array to delete. The following confirmation message
appears.
The selected array will be destroyed.
Are you sure? Continue? Press Y/N
3. Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options.
Select Boot Array
1. From the VIA RAID BIOS utility main menu, select Select Boot Array
then press <Enter>.
2. From the list of channel used for IDE RAID arrays, press <Enter> to
select a RAID array for boot. After selection, the Status of the selected
array will change to Boot.
3. Press <ESC> to return to the menu items. Follow the same procedure
to deselect the the boot array.
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Serial Number View
1. From the VIA RAID BIOS utility main menu, select Serial Number
View then press <Enter>.
2. From the list of channel used for IDE RAID arrays, use the arrow keys
to move the selection bar on each item. The serial number for the
selected drive is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
This option is useful for identifying same model disks.
VIA Tech. RAID BIOS Ver 1.xx
Create Array
Delete Array
Create/Delete Spare
Select Boot Array
Serial Number View
Channel
Drive Name
Serial_Ch0 Master
Master XXXXXXXXXXX
Serial_Ch1 Master XXXXXXXXXXX
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Serial Number:
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 :
↑,↓ :
Enter:
ESC :
View Array/Disk Status
Move to next item
Confirm the selection
Exit
Array NameMode Size(GB)Status
ARRAY 0 SATA 999.99 XXXXXXX
ARRAY 0
SATA 999.99 XXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
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5.5 Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows®
XP/2000 operating system. You can create a RAID driver disk using
Makedisk.exe utility.
To create a RAID driver disk:
1. Insert the motherboard support CD into the CD-ROM drive and locate
the Makedisk.exe utility in “\Drivers\Chipset\drvdisk\Makedisk.exe”
of the motherboard
support CD.
2. Insert a clean floppy disk into the floppy disk drive and execute
Makedisk.exe. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the
process.
3. Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To install the RAID driver:
1. During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6 key
to install third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2. Press <F6> then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy
disk drive.
3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
For additional information on RAID installation and configuration, refer
to the Manuals menu of the support CD.
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5.6 Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology
The motherboard supports the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology that
dynamically and automatically change the CPU speed, voltage, and
amount of power depending on the task the CPU performs.
5.6.1 Enabling Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology
To enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology:
1. Turn on the system and enter BIOS by pressing the <Del> key during
the Power On Self-Tests (POST).
2. In the Advanced > CPU Configuration > AMD CPU Cool & Quiet
Configuration menu, select the item Cool N’Quiet and set it to
Enabled. See section “4.4 Advanced Menu” in the user guide.
3. In the Power menu, select the item ACPI 2.0 Support and set it to
Yes. See section “4.5 Power Menu” in the user guide.
4. Save your changes and exit BIOS Setup.
5. Reboot your computer and set your Power Option Properties
depending on your operating system.
Windows® 2000/XP
1. From the Windows® 2000/XP operating system, click the Start button.
Select Settings, then Control Panel.
2. Make sure the Control Panel is
set to Classic View.
3. Double-click the Display icon in
the Control Panel then select the
Screen Saver tab.
4. Click the Power... button. The
following dialog box appears.
5. From the Power schemes
combo list box, select Minimal
Power Management.
6. Click OK to effect settings.
Make sure to install the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ driver and application before
using this feature.
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5.6.2 Launching the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ software
The motherboard support CD includes the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ software that
enables you to view your system’s real-time CPU Frequency and voltage.
Make sure to install the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ software from the
motherboard support CD. Refer to section “5.2.3 Utilities menu”, for
details.
To launch the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ program:
1. If you are using Windows® 98SE/ME/2000, click the Start button.
Select Programs > ASUS > Cool & Quiet > Cool & Quiet.
2. If you are using Windows® XP, click the Start button. Select All
Programs > ASUS > Cool & Quiet > Cool & Quiet.
3. The Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ technology screen appears and displays the
current CPU Frequency and CPU Voltage.
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