Motherboard
P5ND2 SE
E2627
First Edition
October 2006
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Contents
Notices................................................................................................. vi
Safety information...............................................................................vii
About this guide..................................................................................viii
P5ND2 SE specifications summary........................................................ x
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!............................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Package contents.................................................................. 1-2
1.3
Special features..................................................................... 1-3
1.3.1
Product highlights.................................................... 1-3
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features........................................ 1-5
1.4
Before you proceed............................................................... 1-6
1.5
Motherboard overview........................................................... 1-7
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.5.1
Placement direction................................................. 1-7
1.5.2
Screw holes.............................................................. 1-7
1.5.3
Motherboard layout................................................. 1-8
Central Processing Unit (CPU)............................................... 1-9
1.6.1
Installing the CPU..................................................... 1-9
1.6.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan........................ 1-12
1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan.................... 1-14
System memory................................................................... 1-16
1.7.1
Overview................................................................ 1-16
1.7.2
Memory configurations.......................................... 1-16
1.7.3
Installing a DIMM.................................................... 1-20
1.7.4
Removing a DIMM................................................... 1-20
Expansion slots.................................................................... 1-21
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card................................... 1-21
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card............................... 1-21
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments............................................ 1-22
1.8.4
PCI slots................................................................. 1-23
1.8.5
PCI Express x1 slot................................................ 1-23
1.8.6
PCI Express x16 slot.............................................. 1-23
Jumpers............................................................................... 1-24
1.10 Connectors.......................................................................... 1-26
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors........................................... 1-26
1.10.2 Internal connectors................................................ 1-27
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Contents
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
Managing and updating your BIOS......................................... 2-2
2.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk............................... 2-2
2.1.2
Updating the BIOS.................................................... 2-3
2.1.3
Saving the current BIOS file..................................... 2-5
2.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility................................. 2-6
2.1.5
ASUS EZ Flash utility................................................ 2-8
2.1.6
ASUS Update utility................................................. 2-9
BIOS setup program............................................................. 2-12
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen.................................................. 2-13
2.2.2
Menu bar................................................................ 2-13
2.2.3
Legend bar............................................................. 2-14
2.2.4
Menu items............................................................ 2-14
2.2.5
Sub-menu items..................................................... 2-14
2.2.6
Configuration fields................................................ 2-14
2.2.7
Pop-up window....................................................... 2-15
2.2.8
General help........................................................... 2-15
Main menu............................................................................ 2-16
2.3.1
System Time . ....................................................... 2-16
2.3.2
System Date ........................................................ 2-16
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ............................................... 2-16
2.3.4
Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave.............. 2-17
2.3.5
First, Second, Third, Fourth SATA Master............. 2-19
2.3.6
HDD SMART Monitoring.......................................... 2-20
2.3.7
Installed Memory.................................................... 2-20
2.3.8
Usable Memory....................................................... 2-20
Advanced menu................................................................... 2-21
2.4.1
JumperFree Configuration...................................... 2-21
2.4.2
CPU Configuration.................................................. 2-26
2.4.3
Chipset................................................................... 2-28
2.4.4 PCIPnP.................................................................... 2-30
2.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration.............................. 2-30
2.4.6
2.5
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USB Configuration.................................................. 2-34
Power menu......................................................................... 2-35
2.5.1
ACPI Suspend Type ............................................. 2-35
2.5.2
ACPI APIC Support ............................................... 2-35
Contents
2.6
2.7
2.5.3
APM Configuration................................................. 2-36
2.5.4
Hardware Monitor................................................... 2-38
Boot menu........................................................................... 2-39
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority............................................... 2-39
2.6.2
Removable Drives................................................... 2-40
2.6.3
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 2-40
2.6.4
Security.................................................................. 2-42
Exit menu............................................................................. 2-44
Chapter 3:Software Support
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Installing an operating system............................................... 3-2
3.2
Support CD information......................................................... 3-2
3.2.1 Running the support CD......................................................... 3-2
3.2.2 Drivers menu.......................................................................... 3-3
3.2.3 Utilities menu......................................................................... 3-4
3.2.4 Make Disk menu..................................................................... 3-5
3.2.5 Manuals menu........................................................................ 3-6
3.2.6 ASUS Contact information..................................................... 3-7
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 adpater or extension
cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact
a qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product
(electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal
waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and
configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports.
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Chapter 2: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
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Chapter 3: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes
with the motherboard package.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2. Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than
sign means that you must press the enclosed
key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press
the Enter or Return key.
<Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3> If you must press two or more keys
simultaneously, the key names are linked with
a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del>
Command
Means that you must type the command
exactly as shown, then supply the required
item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the
command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5ND2 SE.ROM
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P5ND2 SE specifications summary
CPU
LGA 775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo
Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Celeron® D processors
Supports Intel® EM64T/EIST/Hyper-ThreadingTechnology
Supports Intel® next generation 65nm Dual Core CPU
Supports Intel® 05B/05A & 06B CPU
Chipset
NVIDIA® Crush19 Ultra
MCP51
FSB
800/533 MHz(for Intel® Core™ 2 processors, up to
1066MHz)
Memory
4 x DIMM sockets support max. 667/533MHz DDR2
Non-ECC/un-bufferred memory modules
Supports up to 16GB system memory
Supports Dual Channel Architecture
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
2 x PCI slots
Storage
NVIDIA® MCP51 built-in chipset supports:
-2 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33
-4 x Serial ATA(3Gb/s) supporting RAID 0, RAID1,
RAID0+1, RAID10, RAID5, and JBOD
Audio
Realtek® Azalia 6-channel audio CODEC AD1986A
Supports Jack Sensing and Enumeration Technology
S/PDIF out interface
LAN
Integrated Gb LAN controller in the Southbridge with
Realtek RTL8111B LAN PCI-E
USB 2.0
Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports
Overclocking
features
SFS(Stepless Frequency Selection) from 133MHz up to 400MHz at 1MHz increment
ASUS AI Booster, ASUS CPU Multiplier, CPU Lock Free
vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125 V increment at most 1.6V
2-step Chipset voltage control
4-step DRAM voltage control
Other ASUS
Special features
ASUS Q-Fan
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 ASUS EZ Flash
ASUS AI Net
ASUS MyLogo2
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Back Panel I/O
Ports
1 x Parallel
1 x Serial
1 x PS/2 Keyboard 1 x PS/2 Mouse 1 x Audio I/O
1 x RJ45
1 x S/PDIF Out
4 x USB
Internal I/O
Connnectors
2 x USB connector supports additional 4 USB ports
CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connectors Chassis Intrusion connector
20-pin color-coded System panel connector
24-pin ATX Power connector
4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
SPDIF-out connector
AUX/CD audio in
GAME/MIDI connector
Front Azalia analog panel audio connector
4 Mb Flash ROM, Award BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash,
ASUS CrashFree BIOS2, ASUS MyLogo2,
ASUS CPU Multiplier, CPU Lock Free
Manageablity
WOL/WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, PXE, AI Net, S1, S3,
S4, S5
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Accessary
Green ASUS
Form Factor
Drivers
ASUS AI Booster
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS LiveUpdate
VCT(Virtual Cable Tester)
Anti-Virus software
User’s Manual
2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x 2-port USB cable
1 x FDD cable
1 x I/O shield
2 x SATA Power cables for 1 SATA Devices
2 x SATA cables
Yes
ATX 12” x 8” (30.5cm x 20.3cm)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
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1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5ND2 SE 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.
Motherboard
ASUS P5ND2 SE
I/O module
1 x 2-port USB 2.0 module
Cables
2 x Serial ATA cables
2 x Serial ATA power cables
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
Application CD
Documentation
ASUS motherboard support CD
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1 Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 775-pin surface mount Land Grid Array
(LGA) socket designed for the Intel® Pentium® D, Intel® Pentium® 4, and
Intel® Celeron® processors in the 775‑land package. The motherboard
supports Intel® processors with 1066/800/533 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB).
The motherboard also supports the Intel® Hyper‑Threading Technology,
Intel® Dual-Core Technology and is fully compatible with Intel® 05B/05A and
06B processors. See page 1-9 for details.
Intel ® Core TM 2 Processor Support
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® CoreTM 2 processors in LGA775
package. With new Intel® Core microarchitecture technology and 1066/800
MHz FSB, Intel® CoreTM 2 processor is a very powerful and energy efficient CPU.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep ® Technology (EIST)
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST) intelligently manages
the CPU resources by automatically adjusting the CPU voltage and core
frequency depending on the CPU loading and system speed or power
requirement.
Dual-channel DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory for flexible system upgrade and
to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics,
multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual‑channel architecture allows
memory bandwidths of up to 8.5 GB/s for DDR2. See page 1-16 for details.
PCI Express™ interface
The motherboard fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect
technology that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point‑to­‑point
serial interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by
carrying data in packets. This high speed interface is software compatible
with existing PCI specifications. See pages 1-23 for details.
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CPU Lock Free
This feature allows you to adjust the CPU multiplier to 14x. Setting the
appropriate BIOS setting automatically reduces the CPU multiplier value for
more flexibility when increasing external FSB.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, dramatically increasing the connection speed from the
12 Mbps bandwidth on USB 1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is
backward compatible with USB 1.1. See pages 1-25 and 1-30 for details.
Serial ATA 3Gb/s technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA 3 Gb/s technology through
the Serial ATA interfaces. The Serial ATA 3 Gb/s specification provides
twice the bandwidth of the current Serial ATA products with a host of
new features, including Native Command Queueing (NCQ), and Power
Management (PM) Implementation Algorithm. Serial ATA allows for thinner,
more flexible cables with lower pin count, reduced voltage requirement. See
page 1-29 for details.
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1.3.2 Innovative ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the support CD
in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection eliminates
the need to buy a replacement ROM chip. See page 2-6 for details.
ASUS MyLogo2™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and
add style to your system with customizable boot logos. See page 2-41 for
details.
ASUS EZ Flash BIOS�
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even before
loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or boot
from a floppy disk. See page 2-2 for details.
ASUS Q-Fan technology
The ASUS Q-Fan technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to
the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation.
See page 2‑38 for details.
AI NET
AI NET is a BIOS-based diagnostic tool that detects and reports Ethernet
cable faults and shorts. With this utility, you can easily monitor the
condition of the Ethernet cable connected to the LAN (RJ-45) port. During
the bootup process, AI NET immediately diagnoses the LAN cable and
reports shorts and faults up to 100 meters at 1 meter accuracy.
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Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
• Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
• Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
• Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
• Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
• Before you install or remove any component, ensure
that the ATX power supply is switched off or the 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. The green LED
lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in softoff mode. This is a reminder that you should shut down the system
and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any
motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of
the onboard LED.
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P5ND2 SE Onboard LED
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SB_PWR
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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1.5
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
1.5.1 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
1.5.2 Screw holes
Place six (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.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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1.5.3 Motherboard layout
19.6cm (8.0in)
CPU_FAN
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
ATX12V
PWR_FAN
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
nVIDIA
Crush19
Ultra
CHA_FAN
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PCIEX1_1
P5ND2 SE
PCIEX16
SEC_IDE
Super I/O
USBPW78
RTL8111B
PCIEX1_2
MCP51
USB78
PCIEX1_3
4Mb
BIOS
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SATA3
SATA1
PRI_IDE
AAFP
CD
PCI2
GAME
AUX
FLOPPY
USBPW56
CHASSIS
SPDIF_OUT
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SATA4
SATA2
CLRTC
PCI1
AD1986A
30.5cm (12.0in)
Top:
RJ‑45
EATXPWR
Bottom:
USB3
USB4
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (128 bit,240‑pin module)
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (128 bit,240‑pin module)
USBPW1234
USB12
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (128 bit,240‑pin module)
PORT
PARALLEL
COM1
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (128 bit,240‑pin module)
LGA775
SPDIF_O1
USB56
SB_PWR
PANEL
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1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for
the Intel® Pentium® D, Intel® Pentium® 4 and Intel® Celeron® processors in
the 775-land package.
• Install a chassis fan with at least a speed of 2400 rpm and 8 CFM
turnrate when using a dual-core CPU to ensure system stability.
Overheating can permanently damage the system and/or CPU.
• Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is
on the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your
retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any
damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components.
ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
• Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the
motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
• The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/
loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
1.6.1 Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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P5ND2 SE CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the cam box is facing towards
you and the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B)
until it is released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
A
PnP cap
Load lever
B
This side of the socket
box should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap
unless you are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction
of the arrow to a 135º angle.
4.
Lift the load plate with your
thumb and forefinger to a 100º
angle (A), then push the PnP cap
from the load plate window to
remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
Alignment key
5.
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Position the CPU over
the socket, making sure
that the gold triangle
is on the bottom-left
corner of the socket.
The socket alignment
key should fit into the
CPU notch.
CPU notch
Gold triangle mark
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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!
6.
A
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
B
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors with
the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST), and Hyper-Threading
Technology.
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1.6.2 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
Intel® LGA775 processors require a specially designed heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
• When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package includes the
CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately,
make sure that you use only Intel ®‑certified multi‑directional
heatsink and fan.
• Your Intel® LGA775 processor heatsink and fan assembly comes in a
push-pin design and requires no tool to install.
• If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make
sure that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to
the CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan
assembly.
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before
you install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four fasteners match the
holes on the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan
assembly such that the CPU
fan cable is closest to the
CPU fan connector.
Motherboard hole
Narrow end
of the groove
Fastener
Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove
pointing outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
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2.
3.
Push down two fasteners at
a time in a diagonal sequence
to secure the heatsink and fan
assembly in place.
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard
labeled CPU_FAN.
R
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CPU_FAN
P5ND2 SE
P5ND2 SE CPU Fan Connector
• Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware
monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
• The retention module of some third-party CPU heatsink and fan
can interfere with chipset components at the bottom of the board.
Before purchasing a separate CPU heatsink and fan, make sure that
it will not interfere with the chipset components.
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1.6.3 Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable
from the connector on the
motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a
time in a diagonal sequence to
disengage the heatsink and fan
assembly from the motherboard.
4.
1-14
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Carefully remove the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
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5.
Rotate each fastener clockwise
to ensure correct orientation
when reinstalling.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point outward
after resetting. (The photo
shows the groove shaded for
emphasis.)
Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package
for detailed information on CPU fan installation.
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1.7
System memory
1.7.1 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.
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
128 Pins
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
R
112 Pins
P5ND2 SE
P5ND2 SE 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Sockets
Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
Channel B
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
1.7.2 Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB unbuffered non-ECC
DDR2 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
• For dual-channel configuration, the total size of memory module(s)
installed per channel must be the same
(DIMM_A1 + DIMM_A2 = DIMM_B1 + DIMM_B2).
• Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from
the same vendor. Refer to the DDR2 Qualified Vendors List on the next
page for details.
• If you install four 1GB memory modules, the system may only recognize
less than 3 GB because the address space is reserved for other critical
functions. This limitation appears on Windows® XP 32-bit operation
system which does not support Physical Address Extension (PAE).
• If you install Windows® XP 32-bit operation system, a total memory of
less than 3GB is recommended.
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Notes on memory limitations
The motherboard can support up to 16 GB on the operating systems
listed below. You may install a maximum of 4 GB DIMMs on each slot, but
only DDR2-533 2 GB density modules are available for this configuration.
32-bit
64-bit
Windows® 2000 Advanced Server
Windows® Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition
Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2 with 667 MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
Side(s)
P art No.
DIMM support
A
B
C
512MB
KINGSTON
E5108AE-6E-E
SS
KVR667D2N5/512
•
•
1024MB
KINGSTON
E5108AE-6E-E
DS
KVR667D2N5/1G
•
•
•
512MB
KINGSTON
E5108AE-6E-E
SS
KVR667D2E5/512
•
•
•
256MB
KINGSTON
HYB18T256800AF3
SS
KVR667D2N5/256
•
•
•
256MB
SAMSUNG
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
SS
M378T3253FZ0-CE6
•
•
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
DS
M378T6453FZ0-CE6
•
•
256MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51163QC-ZCE6
SS
M378T3354CZ0-CE6
•
•
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
ZCE6K4T51083QC
SS
M378T6553CZ0-CE6
•
•
•
1024MB
SAMSUNG
ZCE6K4T51083QC
DS
M378T2953CZ0-CE6
•
•
512MB
MICRON
4VB41D9CZM
DS
MT16HTF6464AY-667B4
•
•
•
256MB
Infineon
HYB18T512160AF-3S
SS
HYS64T32000HU-3S-A
•
•
•
512MB
Infineon
HYB18T512800AF3S SS
HYS64T64000HU-3S-A
•
•
•
1024MB
Infineon
HYB18T512800AF3S
DS
HYS64T128020HU-3S-A
•
•
512MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
SS
HYMP564U64AP8-Y5
•
•
1024MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
DS
HYMP512U64AP8-Y5
•
•
512MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
SS
HYMP564U64AP8-Y4
•
•
1024MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
DS
HYMP512U64AP8-Y4
•
•
256MB
ELPIDA
E2508AB-GE-E
SS
EBE25UC8ABFA-6E-E
•
•
•
512MB
ELPIDA
E5108AE-GE-E
SS
EBE51UD8AEFA-6E-E
•
•
•
512MB
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
DS
BL6464AA664.16FB
•
•
1024MB
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
DS
BL12864AA664.16FA
•
512MB
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
DS
BL6464AL664.16FB
•
•
1024MB
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
DS
BL12864AL664.16FA
•
•
512MB
Kingmax
E5108AE-6E-E
SS
KLCC28F-A8EB5
•
1024MB
Kingmax
E5108AE-6E-E
DS
KLCD48F-A8EB5
•
•
1024MB
Apacer
E5108AE-6E-E
DS
78.01092.420
•
•
512MB
A-DATA
E5108AE-6E-E
SS
M20EL5G3H3160B1C0Z
•
•
•
512MB
TwinMOS
E5108AE-GE-E
SS
8G-25JK5-EBT
•
•
•
512MB
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
SS
GX21GB5300UDC
•
•
•
512MB
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
SS
GX21GB5300DC
•
•
256MB
NANYA
NT5TU32M16AG-3C
SS
NT256T64UH4A0FY-3C
•
512MB
NANYA
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
SS
NT512T64U88A0BY-3C
•
•
512MB
Elixir
N2TU51280AF-3C
SS
M2U51264TU88A0F-3C
•
•
•
•
•
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DDR2 with 667 MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Chip No
Side(s)
Part No.
DIMM support
A
B
1024MB
PQI
E5108AE-5C-E
DS
MEAD-403LA
•
512MB
WINTEC
4UAI2D9CRZ
SS
39127282
•
•
1024MB
WINTEC
4WAIID9CWX
DS
39137282
•
•
512MB
MDT
18D51280D-30518
SS
M512-667-8
•
•
1024MB
MDT
18D51280D-30528
DS
M924-667-16
•
•
512MB
Kingbox
DD2640800-667
SS
N/A
•
•
1024MB
Kingbox
DD2640800-667
DS
N/A
•
•
C
•
•
•
•
DDR2-533
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
Side(s)
Part No.
DIMM support
A
B
C
256MB
KINGSTON
E5116AB-5C-E
SS
KVR533D2N4/256
•
•
512MB
KINGSTON
HY5PS56821F-C4
DS
KVR533D2N4/512
•
•
1024MB
KINGSTON
D6408TE7BL-37
DS
KVR533D2N4/1G
•
•
2048MB
KINGSTON
E1108AA-5C-E
DS
KVR533D2N4/2G
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51083QB-GCD5
SS
M378T6553BG0-CD5
•
•
•
256MB
SAMSUNG
K4T56083QF-GCD5
SS
M378T3253FG0-CD5
•
•
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
K4T56083QF-GCD5
DS
M378T6453FG0-CD5
•
•
512MB
Infineon
HYB18T512800AC37
SS
HYS64T64000GU-3.7-A
•
•
•
256MB
Infineon
HYB18T512160AF-3.7
SS
HYS64T32000HU-3.7-A
•
•
•
512MB
Infineon
HYB18T512800AF37
SS
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-A
•
•
•
1024MB
Infineon
HYB18T512800AF37
DS
HYS64T128020HU-3.7-A
•
•
2048MB
Infineon
HYB18T1G800AF-3.7
DS
HYS64T256020HU-3.7-A
•
256MB
Infineon
HYB18T5121608BF-3.7
SS
HYS64T32000HU-3.7-B
•
•
•
512MB
Infineon
HYB18T512800BF37
SS
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-B
•
•
•
1024MB
Infineon
HYB18T512800BF37
DS
HYS64T128020HU-3.7-B
•
•
512MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821F-C4
SS
HYMP564U648-C4
•
•
1024MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821F-C4
DS
HYMP512U648-C4
•
•
512MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821AFP-C3
SS
HYMP564U64AP8-C3
•
•
1024MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821AFP-C3
DS
HYMP512U64AP8-C3
•
•
512MB
ELPIDA
E5108AB-5C-E
SS
EBE51UD8ABFA-5C
•
•
•
512MB
ELPIDA
E5108AB-5C-E
SS
EBE51UD8ABFA-5C-E
•
•
•
256MB
Apacer
E5116AB-5C-E
SS
78.81077.420
•
•
•
256MB
KINGMAX
E5116AB-5C-E
SS
KLBB68F-36EP4
•
•
512MB
KINGMAX
E5108AE-5C-E
SS
KLBC28F-A8EB4
•
•
1024MB
KINGMAX
E5108AE-5C-E
DS
KLBD48F-A8EB4
•
•
512MB
Transcend
K4T51083QB-GCD5
SS
TS64MLQ64V5J
•
•
1024MB
Transcend
K4T51083QB-GCD5
DS
TS128MLQ64V5J
•
•
512MB
CENTURY
E5108AB-5C-E
SS
25V2H8EL5CB4-J43
•
•
•
256MB
elixir
N2TU51216AF-37B
SS
M2U25664TUH4A0F-37B
•
•
•
512MB
elixir
N2TU51280AF-37B
SS
M2U51264TU88A0F-37B
•
512MB
Aeneon
AET960UD00-37C88X
SS
AET660UD00-370A98X
•
•
512MB
Aeneon
AET93F370AG0513
SS
AET660UD00-370A98X
•
•
256MB
Aeneon
AET94F370A
SS
AET560UD00-370A98Z
•
•
•
256MB
Aeneon
AET94F370A
SS
AET560UD00-370A98X
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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DDR2-533
DIMM support
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
Side(s)
Part No.
A
B
C
512MB
Aeneon
AET93F370A
SS
AET660UD00-370A98Z
•
•
•
512MB
Aeneon
AET93F370A
SS
AET660UD00-370A98X
•
•
•
512MB
Aeneon
AET93F370
SS
AET660UD00-370A98X
•
•
•
1024MB
Aeneon
AET93F370A
DS
AET760UD00-370A98X
•
•
256MB
NANYA
NT5TU32M16AF-37B
SS
NT256T64UH4A0F-37B
•
•
•
512MB
NANYA
NT5TU64M8AF-37B
SS
NT512T64U88A0F-37B
•
•
•
1024MB
NANYA
NT5TU64M8AF-37B
DS
NT1GT64U8HA0F-37B
•
•
1024MB
PQI
64MX8D2-E
DS
MEAB-323LA
•
512MB
PQI
64MX8D2-E
SS
MEAB-423LA
•
•
•
512MB
TwinMOS
K4T51083QB-GCD5
SS
8D-22JB5-K2T
•
•
•
256MB
SimpleTech
858S032F25A
SS
SVM-42DR2/256
•
•
512MB
SimpleTech
858S064F25A
DS
SVM-42DR2/512
•
•
1024MB
Patriot
Heat-Sink Package
SS
PDC21G5600+XBLK
•
512MB
MDT
18D51280D-3.70S20
SS
M512-533-8
•
•
1024MB
MDT
18D51280D-3.70448
DS
M924-533-16
•
•
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest QVL.
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
A - Supports one module inserted into either slot, in Single-channel memory configuration.
B - Supports one pair of modules inserted into either the yellow slots or the black slots as
one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
C - Supports two pairs of modules inserted into the yellow and black slots as two pairs of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
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1.7.3 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.
1.7.4 Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing
the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it
flips out with extra force.
2.
1-20
2
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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1.8
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following
sub‑sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
1.8.1 Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that
came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed
in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep
the screw for later use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.8.2 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the
software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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. Refer to the table on the next page for
details.
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1.8.3 Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
2­
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1
2
—
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
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 PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
PCI Express x16 slot 1
—
—
—
— shared —
—
—
PCI Express x1 slot 1
—
—
—
— shared —
—
—
PCI Express x1 slot 2
—
—
—
—
—
used
—
—
PCI Express x1 slot 3
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
used
PCI slot 1
shared —
—
—
—
—
—
—
PCI slot 2
— shared
—
—
—­
—­
—­
—
Onboard USB1.0 controller 1 shared —
—
—
—
—
—
—
Onboard USB1.0 controller 2
— shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
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Onboard USB2.0 controller���������������������
—
—
shared —
—
—
—
—
Onboard LAN
—
—
shared������������
—�����������
—­
—­
—­
—
Onboard IDE controller
—
—
—
— shared —
—
—
Onboard SATA controller
shared —
—
—
—
—
—
—
Onboard Audio controller
shared —
—
—
—
—
—
—
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1.8.4 PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such
as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with
PCI specifications. The figure shows
a LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
1.8.5 PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards
and other cards that comply with the
PCI Express specifications. The figure
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
1.8.6 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.
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1.9
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 onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4. Re-install the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
R
P5ND2 SE
1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
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2. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1234, USBPW56,
USBPW78)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh,
power supply in reduced power mode).
1 2
2 3
USBPW1234
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
2 3
USBPW56
P5ND2 SE
1 2
R
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
+5V
(Default)
2 3
P5ND2 SE USB device Wake up
1 2
USBPW78
+5VSB
• The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise,
the system would not power up.
• The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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1.10 Connectors
1.10.1Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
11
10
9
8
7
1. PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2. Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner,
ACTIVITY/ SPEED
or other devices.
LINK LED LED
3. LAN (RJ-45) port. Supported by Marvell® Gigabit LAN
controller, this port allows Gigabit connection to a Local
Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
Activity/Link LED
Speed LED
LAN port
Description
OFF
OFF
Soft-off Mode
Orange*
OFF
During Power ON/OFF or 10Mbps connection
Orange*
Orange
100Mbps connection
Orange*
Green
1Gbps connection
* Blinking
4. Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD
player, or other audio sources.
5. Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4-channel, and 6-channel configuration, the function of this
port becomes Front Speaker Out.
6. Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio
ports in 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration
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Port
Light Blue
Headset
2-channel
Line In
4-channel
6-channel
Rear Speaker Out
Surround
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Center/Bass
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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. Serial port. This port connects a mouse, modem, or other devices
that conform with serial specification.
10. Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio
output device via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
11. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
1.10.2Internal connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
R
P5ND2 SE
FLOPPY
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5ND2 SE Floppy Disk Drive Connector
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2. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
The onboard IDE connectors are for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal
cables. There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66
signal cable: blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to
the motherboard’s IDE connector, then select one of the following
modes to configure your device(s).
Drive jumper
setting
Mode
of device(s)
Cable
connector
Single device
Cable-Select or Master
-
Black
Two devices
Cable-Select
Master
Black
Slave
Gray
Master
Master
Slave
Slave
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 133/100/66 IDE devices.
SEC_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 ID
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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P5ND2 SE
PRI_IDE
P5ND2 SE IDE Connectors
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3. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3,
SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk devices. The current Serial ATA I interface allows up to 150
MB/s data transfer rate while Serial ATA II allows up to 300 MB/s data
transfer rate, faster than the standard parallel ATA with 133 MB/s
(DMA/133).
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
SATA4
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
SATA3
R
SATA2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
P5ND2 SE
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
SATA1
P5ND2 SE SATA Connectors
4. Audio connectors (4-pin CD, AUX)
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
R
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV-tuner, or MPEG card.
CD
(black)
AUX
(White)
P5ND2 SE
P5ND2 SE Internal Audio Connectors
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5. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module
cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors
comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps
connection speed.
1
USB+5V
USB_P5‑
USB_P5+
GND
P5ND2 SE USB2.0 Connectors
USB56
1
USB+5V
USB_P7‑
USB_P7+
GND
USB78
USB+5V
USB_P6
USB_P6
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P8‑
USB_P8+
GND
NC
R
P5ND2 SE
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will
damage the motherboard!
The USB module is purchased separately.
6. GAME/MIDI port connector (16-1 pin GAME)
This connector is for a GAME/MIDI port. Connect the USB/GAME
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis. The GAME/MIDI port
connects a joystick or game pad for playing games, and MIDI devices
for playing or editing audio files.
+5V
J2B1
J2CX
MIDI_OUT
J2CY
J2B2
MIDI_IN
R
P5ND2 SE
P5ND2 SE Game Connector
+5V
J1B1
X
GND
GND
Y
J1B2
+5V
GAME
The GAME module is purchased separately.
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7. Azalia Analog Front Panel (10-1 pin AAFP)
R
HP_HD
AGND
PRESENSE#
MIC2_JD
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports legacy AC ‘97 audio standard. Connect one end of the
front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
MIC2_L
MIC2_R
HP_R
Jack_Sense
HP_L
P5ND2 SE
P5ND2 SE Azalia Analog Front Panel Connector
8. CPU, Power and Chassis Fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin PWR_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24
W max.) or a total of 1 A ~ 3.48 A (41.76 W max.) at +12V. Connect
the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making
sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the
connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
PWR_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CPU_FAN
R
P5ND2 SE
CHA_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
P5ND2 SE Fan Connectors
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9. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor
or switch. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch
cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends
a high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component
is removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis
intrusion event.
+5VSB_MB
Chassis Signal
GND
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to
use the chassis intrusion detection feature.
R
P5ND2 SE
CHASSIS
(Default)
P5ND2 SE Chassis Intrusion Connector
10. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface
(S/PDIF) port(s). Connect the S/PDIF module cable to this connector,
then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis.
R
+5V
P5ND2 SE
SPDIFOUT
GND
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
SPDIF_OUT
P5ND2 SE Digital Audio Connector
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11. ATX power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation.
Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors
completely fit.
ATX12V
+12V DC
GND
R
P5ND2 SE
P5ND2 SE ATX Power Connector
+12V DC
GND
EATXPWR
+3 Volts
‑12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
‑5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power O
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
• For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power
supply unit (PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or
later version) and provides a minimum power of 400 W.
• Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot.
• Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
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12. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
SPEAKER
PLED‑
PLED+
PLED
IDE_LED
Reset
Ground
P5ND2 SE
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED‑
PANEL
R
RESET
PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply
P5ND2 SE System Panel Connector
The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector description below for details.
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•
System power LED (Green 2-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in
sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (Orange 2-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (Light Green 2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
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2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
Award BIOS Flash Utility (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a
bootable floppy disk.)
2.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets
corrupted.)
3.
ASUS EZ Flash (Updates the BIOS in DOS using a floppy disk or the
motherboard support CD.)
4.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AwardBIOS Flash utilities.
2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1.
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, 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. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format
options field, then click Start.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
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c. Click Start, then select Run.
d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
2.1.2 Updating the BIOS
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the AwardBIOS
Flash Utility. Follow these instructions to update the BIOS using this utility.
1. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS web site. Rename the file
to P5ND2 SE.BIN and save it to a floppy disk.
Save only the updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to avoid loading the
wrong BIOS file.
2.
Copy the AwardBIOS Flash Utility (awdflash.exe) from the Software
folder of the support CD to the floppy disk with the latest BIOS file.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode using the bootable floppy disk you
created earlier.
4. When the A:> appears, replace the bootable floppy disk with the
floppy disk containing the new BIOS file and the Award BIOS Flash
Utility.
5.
At the prompt, type
awdflash then press
<Enter>. The Award
BIOS Flash Utility screen
appears.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.08
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For nForce_ultra-P5ND2-SE
DATE: 04/10/2006
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
File Name to Program:
Message: Please input File Name!
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6.
Type the BIOS file name
in the File Name to
Program field, then
press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.08
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For nForce_ultra-P5ND2-SE
DATE: 04/10/2006
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
File Name to Program: P5NS2 SE.bin
Message: Do You Want To Save Bios (Y/N)
7.
Press <N> when the utility prompts you to save the current BIOS file.
The following screen appears.
8.
The utility verifies the
BIOS file in the floppy
disk and starts flashing
the BIOS file.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.08
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For nForce_ultra-P5ND2-SE
DATE: 04/10/2006
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
File Name to Program: P5NS2 SE.bin
Program Flashing Memory - OFE00 OK
Write OK
No Update
Write Fail
Warning: Don’t Turn Off Power Or Reset System!
Do not turn off or reset the system during the flashing process!
9.
The utility displays a
Flashing Complete
message indicating that
you have successfully
flashed the BIOS file.
Remove the floppy disk
then press <F1> to
restart the system.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.08
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For nForce_ultra-P5ND2-SE
DATE: 04/10/2006
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
File Name to Program: P5NS2 SE.bin
Flashing Complete
Press <F1> to Continue
Write OK
No Update
Write Fail
F1 Reset
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2.1.3 Saving the current BIOS file
You can use the AwardBIOS Flash Utility to save the current BIOS file. You
can load the current BIOS file when the BIOS file gets corrupted during the
flashing process.
Make sure that the floppy disk has enough disk space to save the file.
To save the current BIOS file using the AwardBIOS Flash Utility:
1. Follow steps 1 to 6 of
the previous section.
2.
Press <Y> when the
utility prompts you
to save the current
BIOS file. The following
screen appears.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.08
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For nForce_ultra-P5ND2-SE
DATE: 04/10/2006
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
File Name to Program: 1001.bin
Save current BIOS as:
Message:
3.
Type a filename for the
current BIOS file in the
Save current BIOS
as field, then press
<Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.08
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For nForce_ultra-P5ND2-SE
DATE: 04/10/2006
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
File Name to Program: 1001.bin
Checksum: DAD6H
Save current BIOS as: old.bin
Message: Please Wait!
4. The utility saves the
current BIOS file to the
floppy disk, then returns
to the BIOS flashing
process.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.08
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For nForce_ultra-P5ND2-SE
DATE: 04/10/2006
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
File Name to Program: 1001.bin
Now Backup System BIOS to
File!
Message: Please Wait!
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2.1.4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing the
updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
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...
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
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from the floppy disk:
1.
Remove any CD from the optical drive, then turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file.
Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000, Award Software, Inc.
BIOS ROM checksum error
Detecting IDE ATAPI device...
When no CD is found, the utility automatically checks the floppy disk
for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates 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... Fail
Detecting floppy drive A media...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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2.1.5 ASUS EZ Flash utility
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having
to go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using
a DOS‑based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is
accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
3.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
Insert Disk then press Enter or ESC to continue POST
4.
Insert the floppy disk
that contains the
BIOS file to the floppy
disk drive then press
<Enter>. The following
screen appears.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.08
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For nForce_ultra-P5ND2-SE
DATE: 04/10/2006
Flash Type - SST 49LF004A/B /3.3V
File Name to Program:
Message: Please wait...
5.
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
Do not shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
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2.1.6 ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX. See
page 3-4 for the Utilities screen menu.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from
the Internet option from the
drop‑down menu, then click
Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click Auto Select.
Click Next.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a
file option from the drop‑down
menu, then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the
Open window, then click Open.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Low-Pin Count (LPC) 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 can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup
program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record
them in the CMOS RAM of the LPC chip.
The LPC chip 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>+<Del>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
• The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Default
Settings item under the Exit Menu. See section “2.7 Exit Menu.”
• The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
• Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard.
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2.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Power
Configuration fields
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Exit
System Time
System Date
15 : 30 : 36
Sat, Jan 7 2006
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
Third SATA Master
Fourth SATA Master
HDD SMART Monitoring
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[Disabled]
256MB
256MB
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
General help
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the internal time.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Sub-menu items
Legend bar
2.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM) configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
• 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 BIOS
information.
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2.2.3 Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend
bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following
table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding
functions.
Navigation Key
Function
<F1>
Displays the General Help screen
<F5>
Loads setup default values
<Esc>
Exits the BIOS setup or returns to the main menu from a sub‑menu
Left or Right arrow
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Up or Down arrow
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
Page Down or - (minus) field
Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted
Page Up or + (plus) Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field
<F10>
Saves changes and exit
2.2.4 Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
2.2.5 Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the
iteam has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
2.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is
user‑configurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item.
You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
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2.2.7 Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Exit
System Time
System Date
15 : 30 : 36
Sat, Jan 7 2006
Primary IDE Maste`r
[ST32112A]
..... [ ]
Primary IDE SlaveDisabled
[ASUS CDS520/A]
Secondary IDE Master
[None]
720K , 3.5 in.
..... [ ]
Secondary IDE Slave
[None]
1.44M, 3.5 in.
..... [ ]
SATA 1
[None]
SATA 2
[None]
Third SATA Master
[None]
Fourth SATA Slave
[None]
HDD SMART Monitoring:Move ENTER:Accept
[Disabled] ESC:Abort
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.4M, 3.5 in.]
Legacy Diskette A:
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Specifies the capacity and
physical size of diskette
drive A.
↑↓
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
F1:Help
↑↓ : Select Item
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Menu
256MB
256MB
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Pop-up menu
2.2.8 General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Exit
System Time
System Date
15 : 30 : 36
Sat, Jan 7 2006
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
Third SATA Master
Fourth SATA Master
HDD SMART Monitoring
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[Disabled]
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
256MB
256MB
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to enter
next page for detail hard
drive settings.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
2.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
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2.3.4 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device
item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Main
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Sector
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
Transfer Mode
0
0
0
[Auto]
[Auto]
None
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
select
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Capacity, Cylinder, Head, Sector and Transfer Mode). These values are not
user-configurable. These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the
system.
Primary IDE Master/Slave [Auto];
Secondary IDE Master/Slave [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic
detection is successful, the BIOS automatically fills in the correct values
for the remaining fields on this sub-menu. If the hard disk was already
formatted on a previous system, the setup BIOS may detect incorrect
parameters. Select [Manual] to manually enter the IDE hard disk drive
parameters. If no drive is installed select [None]. Configuration options: [None] [Auto] [Manual]
Access Mode [Auto]
The default [Auto] allows automatic detection of an IDE hard disk drive.
Select [CHS] for this item if you set the IDE Primary Master/Slave to
[Manual]. Configuration options: [CHS] [LBA] [Large] [Auto]
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have
the correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer.
Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed
hard disk.
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Capacity
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. This item is not configurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders. This item is not configurable.
Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads. This item is not
configurable.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track. This item is not configurable.
PIO Mode [Auto]
Sets the PIO mode for the IDE device. Configuration options: [Auto] [Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4]
UDMA Mode [Auto]
Disables or sets the UDMA mode. Configuration options: [Disable] [Auto]
Transfer Mode
Shows the Transfer mode. This item is not configurable.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives.
This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk.
Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to
active.
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2.3.5 First, Second, Third, Fourth SATA Master
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial
ATA devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a
device item then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Main
SATA 1
Extended IDE Drive
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
select
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Capacity, Cylinder, Head, Precomp, Landing Zone and Sector). These
values are not user-configurable. These items show 0 if no SATA device is
installed in the system.
Extended IDE Drive [Auto]
Selects the type of fixed disk connected to the system.
Configuration options: [None] [Auto]
Access Mode [Auto]
Sets the sector addressing mode. Configuration options: [Large] [Auto]
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have
the correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer.
Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed
hard disk.
Capacity
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. This item is not configurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders. This item is not configurable.
Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads. This item is not
configurable.
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Landing Zone
Shows the number of landing zone per track. This item is not configurable.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track. This item is not configurable.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives.
This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk.
Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to
active.
2.3.6 HDD SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the HDD Self-Monitoring Analysis and
Reporting Technology (SMART) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.3.7 Installed Memory
Shows the size of installed memory.
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Shows the size of usable memory.
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2.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Exit
JumperFree Configuration
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
CPU Configuration
Chipset
PCIPnP
Onboard Device Configuration
USB Configuration
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Adjust system frequency/
voltage.
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
2.4.1 JumperFree Configuration
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
JumperFree Configuration
AI Tuning
x Overclock Options
x Frequency Control
x Spread Spectrum Control
x Voltage Control
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Auto]
Disabled
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to select
overclock profiles
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
AI Tuning [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired
CPU internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking
configuration options:
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Manual - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto - loads the optimal settings for the system.
Standard - loads the standard settings for the system.
AI Overclock - loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for
stability when overclocking.
The Overclock Options item is user-configurable only when the AI Tuning is set
to [AI Overclock].
Overclock Options [Disable]
Allows you to disable or set the oveclocking options. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%] [Overclock 20%] [FSB 960/800] [FSB 1280/800]
[FSB 1000/667] [FSB 1333/667] [FSB 1200/800]
The following items appear only when the AI Overclocking item is set to
[Manual].
Frequency Control
This sub-menu allows you to set CPU, PCI Express, and memory related fields.
Set the Overclock Profile to Manual, if you want to configure this item.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Frequency Control
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Select Menu
[100]
Item Specific Help
System Clock Mode
x New FSB Speed (QDR)
Current FSB Speed (QDR)
Target FSB Speed (QDR)
[Auto]
[Auto]
1066.7 MHz
1066.7 MHz
Press [Enter] to Set.
x New MEM Speed (DDR)
Current MEM Speed (DDR)
Target MEM Speed (DDR)
Auto
533.3 MHz
533.3 MHz
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
PCIE Frequency [100]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency. Key-in a decimal value between
100-150 MHz. Configuration options: [100MHz] [101MHz] ~ [150MHz]
Selecting a very high PCIE frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
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System Clock Mode [CPU Precision Tweaker]
Sets the system clock mode. The default setting [Auto], automatically
sets the FSB and memory speeds. Set to [CPU Precision Tweaker] if you
want to set the FSB at 1MHz increment with the memory frequency
adjusting accordingly, setting to [CPU/MEM manual-mode] allows you to
manually input the CPU and memory frequency. When set to [MEM Precision
Tweaker], you can manually set the memory frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [CPU Precision Tweaker] [CPU/MEM manualmode] [MEM Precision Tweaker]
The New FSB Speed (QDR) item is user-configurable only when the System
Clock Mode is set to [CPU Precision Tweaker] or
[CPU/MEM manual-mode].
New FSB Speed (QDR) [800]
Allows you to key-in new FSB speed. The configuration options vary
depending on the CPU installed.
Current FSB Speed (QDR)
Displays the current FSB speed.
Target FSB Speed (QDR)
Displays the target FSB speed.
New MEM Speed (DDR)
Allows you to key-in new memory speed. The configuration options vary
depending on the DDR2 memory installed.
The New MEM Speed (QDR) item is user-configurable only when the System
Clock Mode is set to [MEM Precision Tweaker] or
[CPU/MEM manual-mode].
Current MEM Speed (QDR)
Displays the current MEM speed.
Target MEM Speed (QDR)
Displays the target MEM speed.
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Spread Spectrum Control
This sub-menu allows you to set the CPU, PCI Express, Serial ATA, and
Lightning Data Transport (LDT) clock generator spread spectrum. The
spread spectrum is used to dynamically change the system frequency
to minimize problems with electromagnetic interference (EMI). Set the
Overclock Profile to [Manual], if you want to configure this item.
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Spread Spectrum Control
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
LDT Spread Spectrum
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Disabled]
[nabled]
[Enabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to set.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
CPU Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Disables or sets the CPU clock generator spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Center Spread] [Down Spread]
[0.5% ++ Spread]
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Down Spread]
Disables or sets the PCI Express clock generator spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Down Spread]
LDT Spread Spectrum [Center Spread]
Disables or sets the Lightning Data Transport (LDT) clock generator
spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Center Spread] [Down Spread]
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Voltage Control
This sub-menu allows you to set the system operating voltages. Set the
Overclock Profile to [Manual], if you want to configure this item.
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Voltage Control
DRAM Voltage
Chipset Core Voltage
CPU Termination Voltage
VCore Voltage
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
Select Menu
[Auto]
[+1.4V]
[1.25V]
[Auto]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to set.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM operating voltage. Set to Auto for safe
mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.800V] [1.900V] [2.000V] [2.100V]
Refer to the DDR2 documentation before setting the memory voltage. Setting a
very high memory voltage may damage the memory module(s)!
Chipset Core Voltage [+1.4V]
Allows you to set the chipset core voltage.
Configuration options: [+1.4V] [+1.5V]
CPU Termination Voltage [1.25V]
Allows you to set the CPU termination voltage.
Configuration options: [1.25V] [1.30V] [1.35V] [1.40V]
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VCore Voltage [Auto]
Sets the operating VCore voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [1.6000V] [1.5875V] [1.5750V] [1.5625V] [1.5500V] [1.5375V]
[1.5250V] [1.5125V] [1.5000V] [1.4875V] [1.4750V] [1.4625V]
[1.4500V] [1.4375V] [1.4250V] [1.4125V] [1.4000V] [1.3875V]
[1.3750V] [1.3625V] [1.3500V] [1.3375V] [1.3250V] [1.3125V]
[1.3000V] [1.2875V] [1.2750V] [1.2625V] [1.2500V] [1.2375V]
[1.2250V] [1.2125V] [1.2000V] [1.1875V] [1.1750V] [1.1625V]
[1.1500V] [1.1375V] [1.1250V] [1.1125V] [1.1000V] [1.0875V]
[1.0750V] [1.0625V] [1.0500V] [1.0375V] [1.0250V] [1.0125V]
[1.0000V] [0.9875V] [0.9750V] [0.9625V] [0.9500V] [0.9375V]
[0.9250V] [0.9125V] [0.9000V] [0.8875V] [0.8750V] [0.8625V]
[0.8500V] [0.8375V]
2.4.2 CPU Configuration
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CPU Configuration
Select Menu
CPU Type
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU
CPU Speed
1.86GHz
Cache RAM
2048K
Limit CPUID MaxVal
[Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit
[Enabled]
Virtualization Technology
[Enabled]
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(tm)Tech. [Auto]
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Item Specific Help
Set Limit CPUID MaxVal to 3 Should Be “ Disabled” for
WinXP
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Limit CPUID MaxVal [Disabled]
Enables or disables the CPU ID maximum value limit.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Excute Disable Bit [Enabled]
When disabled, the processor forces the XD feature flag to always
return 0. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Virtualization Technology. When
it is enabled, a VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities
provided by Vanderpool Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(tm) Tech. [Auto]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology. When
set to [Auto], you can adjust the system power settings in the
operation system to use the EIST feature. Set this item to [Disabled]
if you do not want to use the EIST.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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2.4.3 Chipset
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Chipset
LDT Frequency
Memory Timing Configuration
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
[4x]
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to set.
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
LDT Frequency [4x]
Sets the Lightning Data Transport (LDT) frequency multiplier.
Configuration options: [1x] [2x] [3x] [4x] [5x] [3.5x]
Memory Timing Configuration
This sub-menu allows you to set the memory timing configuration. Set the
Overclock Profile to [Manual], if you want to configure this item.
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CPU/Memory Configuration
Memory Timings
x T(CAS)
x T(RCD)
x T(RP)
x T(RAS)
x T(RC)
x Addressing Mode
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
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↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Auto]
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select [Manual] to
enter timings manually
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
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Memory Timings [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory timing parameters. The default setting
[Auto] automatically configures the memory timings. Set to [Manual]
if you want to input the memory timings manually.
T (CAS) [Auto]
Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time
the data actually becomes available. Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
T (RCD) [Auto]
Sets the RAS-to-CAS delay timing.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
T (RP) [Auto]
Sets the row-precharge delay timing.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
T (RAS) [Auto]
Sets the row-active delay timing.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] ~ [31]
T (RC) [Auto]
Sets the row cycle timing.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] ~ [31]
Addressing Mode [Auto]
Allows you to enable two-clock addressing.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 clock] [2 clock]
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2.4.4 PCIPnP
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PCIPnP
Primiary Display Adaptor
Select Menu
[PCI]
Item Specific Help
Select which graphics
controller to use as the
primary boot device.
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Primary Display Adaptor [PCI]
Allows you to set which graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI] [PCI-E]
2.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Onboard Device Configuration
IDE Function Setup
NVRAID Configuration
Onboard Rtl Giga LAN Onboard Rtl Giga LAN Boot ROM
HD Audio
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode Use DMA
Game Port Address
Midi Port Address
Midi Port IRQ
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
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↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378/IRQ7]
[Bi-Directional]
[3]
[201]
[330]
[10]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Press [Enter] to set.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
IDE Function Setup
This sub-menu contains IDE function-related items. Select an item then
press <Enter> to edit.
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE Channel0
[Enabled]
OnChip IDE Channel1
[Enabled]
IDE DMA transfer access
[Enabled]
SATA Port 1, 2
[Enabled]
SATA DMA transfer
[Enabled]
SATA Port 3, 4
[Enabled]
SATA2 DMA transfer
[Enabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode
[Enabled]
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Disable/Enable OnChip
IDE Channel0
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onchip IDE channel 0 controller .
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnChip IDE Channel1 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onchip IDE channel 1 controller .
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IDE DMA transfer access.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Port 1, 2 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA 1 and 2 ports.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA DMA transfer [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA DMA transfer access.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Port 3, 4 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA 3 and 4 ports.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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SATA2 DMA transfer [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA2 DMA transfer access.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IDE prefetch mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
NVRAID Configuration
This sub-menu contains NVRAID function-related items. Select an item then
press <Enter> to edit.
x
x
x
x
Advanced
RAID
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
NVRAID Configuration
Enabled
1
2
3
4
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Disabled]
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Disable/Enable NVIDIA
RAID feature.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
RAID Enabled [Disabled]
Enables or disables the onboard RAID controller. When Enabled, the
succeeding items becomes user-configurable.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
First, Second, Third, Fourth SATA Master RAID [Disabled]
Enables or disables the RAID function of the first, second, third or
fourth SATA master drive. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Onboard Rtl Giga LAN [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard Rtl Giga LAN Interface.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnBoard Rtl Giga LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the bootrom of the onboard Rtl Giga LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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HD Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enabled the onboard HD audio controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/
IRQ3] [Auto]
Parallel Port Address [378/IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378/IRQ7] [278/IRQ5] [3BC/IRQ7]
Parallel Port Mode [Bi-Directional]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [Bi-Directional]
ECP Mode Use DMA [3]
Allows selection of ECP Mode. Configuration options: [1] [3]
Game Port Address [201]
Allows you to select the Game Port address or to disable the port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [201] [209]
Midi Port Address [330]
Allows you to select the Game Port address or to disable the port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [330] [300]
Midi Port IRQ [10]
Allows you to set the Midi port IRQ address. Configuration options: [5] [10]
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2.4.6 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.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Controller
USB Legacy support
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
USB Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onchip USB controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Legacy Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Exit
ACPI Suspend Type
ACPI APIC support
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[S1&S3]
Enabled
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
2.5.1 ACPI Suspend Type [S1&S3]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) state to be used for system suspend. Configuration options: [S1 (POS)] [S3(STR)] [S1&S3]
2.5.2 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
The default option of this item is Enabled. You are not allows to change the
setting.
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2.5.3 APM Configuration
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
HDD Down In Suspend
PWR Button < 4 secs
Power On By PCI/PCIE Devices
Power On By External Modems
Power On by RTC Alarm
x Date (of Month) Alarm
x Time (hh:mm) Alarm
Power Up By PS/2 Mouse
Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Power-Off]
[Disabled]
[Instant-Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0 :0 : 0
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [ENTER] to
select whether or not
to restart the system
after AC power loss.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power-Off]
Allows you to enable or disable the Restore on AC Power Loss function.
Configuration options: [Power-Off] [Power-On]
HDD Down In Suspend [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the HDD Down In Suspend feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PWR Button < 4 secs [Instant-Off]
Allows you to set the event after the power button is pressed for more
than 4 seconds. Configuration options: [Suspend] [Instant-Off]
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in
Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
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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 Date of Month Alarm and Time (hh:mm:ss)
Alarm items become user-configurable with set values. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Date (of Month) Alarm [Disabled]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display
the Day of Month Alarm pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified
range then press <Enter>. Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=31]
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm [Disabled]
To set the time of alarm:
1. Highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu for the
hour field.
2.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=23), then press <Enter>.
3.
Press <TAB> to move to the minutes field then press <Enter>.
4.
Key-in a minute value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <TAB> to move to the seconds field then press <Enter>.
6.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
Power Up By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 keyboard function or set
specific keys on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature
requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-ESC] [Power Key]
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2.5.4 Hardware Monitor
The items in this sub-menu displays the hardware monitor values
automatically detected by the BIOS. It also allows you to change CPU Q-Fan
feature-related parameters. Select an item then press <Enter> to display
the configuration options.
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Hardware Monitor
Q-Fan Controller
Vcore Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
CPU
M/B
CPU
PWR
CHA
CPU
Temperature
Temperature
FAN Speed
FAN Speed
FAN Speed
Fan Speed warning
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Disabled]
[ 1.37V]
[ 3.24V]
[ 5.05V]
[ 11.90V]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
enable or disable
43ºC
41ºC
4470 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
[800 RPM]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Q-Fan Controller [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
VCORE Voltage, +12V Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5VCC
Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage
output through the onboard voltage regulators. These items are not
user‑configurable.
CPU Temperature, M/B Temperature
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. These items are not user-configurable.
CPU Fan Speed, PWR Fan Speed, CHA Fan Speed
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU,
Power, and Chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is
not connected to the motherboard, the field shows 0. These items are not
user-configurable.
CPU Fan Speed warning [800 RPM]
Allows you to set the CPU fan warning speed. Configuration options: [Disabled] [800 RPM] [1200 RPM] [1600 RPM]
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2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Exit
Select Menu
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
Item Specific Help
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
2.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot Device Priority
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
Device
Device
Device
Device
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Removable]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Disabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select your boot
device priority
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [Removable]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [Removable] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Disabled]
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2.6.2 Removable Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Removable Drives
1. Floppy Disks
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Use <↑> or <↓> to
select a device, then
press <+> to move it
up, or <-> to move it
down the list. Press
<ESC> to exit this
menu.
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
1. Floppy Disks
Allows you to assign a removable drive attached to the system.
2.6.3 Boot Settings Configuration
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
x
x
Case Open Warning
Quick Boot
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Bootup Num-Lock
Typematic Rate Setting
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Typematic Delay (Msec)
Full Screen LOGO
Halt On
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[On]
[Disabled]
6
250
[Enabled]
[All, But Keyboard]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
enable or disable.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Case Open Warning [Enabled]
Enables or disables the chassis open status feature. Setting to Enabled,
clears the chassis open status. Refer to section “1.10.2 Internal connectors”
for setting details. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the system quick boot feature.
When Enabled, the system skips certain tests while booting. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Boot Up Floppy Seek [Disabled]
Enable this item to allow the BIOS to check a floppy drive during POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]
Allows you to set the keystroke rate. Enable this item to configure the
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) and the Typematic Delay (Msec).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The items Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) and Typematic Delay (Msec)
becomes user-configurable only when the item Typematic Rate Setting is
enabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) [6]
Allows you to select the rate at which a character repeats when you hold a
key. Configuration options: [6] [8] [10] [12] [15] [20] [24] [30]
Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]
Allows you to set the delay before keystrokes begin to repeat.
Configuration options: [250] [500] [750] [1000]
Full Screen LOGO [Disabled]
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.
Halt On [All, But Keyboard]
Allows you to error report type. Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Errors] [All, But Keyboard] [All, But Diskette] [All, But Disk/Key]
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2.6.4 Security
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Security
Supervisor Password
User Password
Password Check
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Clear
Clear
[Setup]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Item Specific Help
Supervisor password
controls full access,
<Enter> to change
password.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Supervisor Password
User Password
These fields allow you to set passwords:
To set a password:
1. Select an item then press <Enter>.
2.
Type in a password using a combination of a maximum of eight (8)
alpha-numeric characters, then press <Enter>.
3. When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters
again, then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to
[Set].
To clear the password:
1.
Select the password field and press <Enter> twice. The following
message appears:
PASSWORD DISABLED !!!
Press any key to continue...
2.
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A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to
boot the system preventing unauthorized use.
Forgot your password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password
information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you
need to erase the CMOS RAM, refer to section “1.9 Jumpers” for
instructions.
Password Check
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS
setup or the system. Select [Setup] to require the password before
entering the BIOS Setup. Select [System] to require the password before
entering the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [System]
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2.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Exit
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Load Setup Default
Discard Changes
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
This option save data
to CMOS and exiting
the setup menu.
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation
window appears. Select 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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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 & Save Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the
non-volatile RAM.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select Yes to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
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3.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/2003 Server/XP/64-bit
XP 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. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for detailed information.
• Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the
Windows® XP Service Pack2 or later versions before installing the
drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
3.2
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all
motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
3.2.1 Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display support
CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
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. Doubleclick the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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3.2.2 Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
nVidia nForce Chipset Driver
Installs the NVIDIA® nForce™ Chipset driver.
SoundMAX ADI1986A Audio Driver
Installs the SoundMAX® ADI1986A audio controller and application.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
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3.2.3 Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS Ai Booster
Allows you to install the ASUS Ai booster 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 Acrobat 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.
3.2.4 Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu contains items to create the NVIDIA® nForce™ 4 SATA
RAID driver disk.
NVIDIA 32bit SATA RAID Driver
Creates the NVIDIA® 32bit SATA RAID driver.
NVIDIA 64bit SATA RAID Driver
Creates the NVIDIA® 64bit SATA RAID driver.
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3.2.5 Manual menu
The Manual menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an
item to open the folder of the user manual.
• Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install
the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening
a user manual file.
• Some user manuals listed in this menu may not be applicable for this
motherboard model.
Nvidia RAID User’s Guide
Allows you to open the Nvidia® RAID user guide.
Nvidia RAID Disk Alert User's Guide
Allows you to open the Nvidia® RAID disk alert user guide.
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3.2.6 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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