Motherboard
P5K-VM
E3279
Second Edition V2
June 2007
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Contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... vi
Safety information...................................................................................... vii
P5K-VM specifications summary................................................................ x
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-3
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-3
1.3.3
ASUS Stylish features...................................................... 1-6
1.3.2
1.4
1.5
1.3.4
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 1-8
1.5.1
Placement direction......................................................... 1-8
1.5.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 1-9
1.6.1
Installing the CPU...........................................................1-11
1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan.......................... 1-15
1.7.1
Overview........................................................................ 1-17
1.7.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 1-22
1.7.4
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 1-22
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 1-23
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 1-24
1.8.4
1.8.5
1.10
Memory configurations................................................... 1-18
Expansion slots........................................................................... 1-23
1.8.2
1.9
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan............................... 1-13
System memory.......................................................................... 1-17
1.7.2
1.8
Screw holes..................................................................... 1-8
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................. 1-10
1.6.2
1.7
ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features........................... 1-6
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-7
1.5.2
1.6
ASUS AI Lifestyle features............................................... 1-5
1.8.6
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 1-23
PCI slots......................................................................... 1-25
PCI Express x4 slot........................................................ 1-25
PCI Express x16 slot...................................................... 1-25
Jumper......................................................................................... 1-26
Connectors.................................................................................. 1-28
1.10.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 1-28
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Contents
1.10.2
Internal connectors........................................................ 1-30
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 2-2
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 2-2
2.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 2-6
2.1.2
2.1.4
2.2
2.1.5
BIOS menu screen..........................................................2-11
2.2.3
Navigation keys...............................................................2-11
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.2.8
2.2.9
2.3.1
2.3.3
Menu items.................................................................... 2-12
Sub-menu items............................................................. 2-12
Configuration fields........................................................ 2-12
Pop-up window.............................................................. 2-12
Scroll bar........................................................................ 2-12
General help.................................................................. 2-12
System Time.................................................................. 2-13
System Date.................................................................. 2-13
Legacy Diskette A.......................................................... 2-13
2.3.4
SATA 1~4; PATA Primary Master/Slave........................................2-14
2.3.6
System Information........................................................ 2-16
2.3.5
IDE Configuration........................................................... 2-15
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 2-17
2.4.1
Jumperfree Configuration.............................................. 2-17
2.4.3
CPU Configuration......................................................... 2-22
2.4.2
2.4.4
2.4.5
2.4.6
USB Configuration......................................................... 2-20
Chipset........................................................................... 2-23
OnBoard Devices Configuration.................................... 2-25
PCIPnP.......................................................................... 2-26
Power menu................................................................................. 2-27
2.5.1
2.5.2
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Menu bar.........................................................................2-11
Main menu................................................................................... 2-13
2.3.2
2.5
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 2-9
2.2.1
2.2.4
2.4
AFUDOS utility................................................................. 2-7
BIOS setup program................................................................... 2-10
2.2.2
2.3
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 2-5
Suspend Mode [Auto].................................................... 2-27
Repost Video on S3 Resume [Disabled]........................ 2-27
Contents
2.5.3
ACPI Version [Disabled]................................................. 2-27
2.5.5
APM Configuration......................................................... 2-28
2.5.4
2.6
2.5.6
2.8
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 2-31
2.6.3
Security.......................................................................... 2-33
3.2
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 2-32
Tools menu.................................................................................. 2-35
2.7.1
2.7.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 2-35
AI Net 2.......................................................................... 2-36
Exit menu..................................................................................... 2-37
Chapter 3:
3.1
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 2-29
Boot menu................................................................................... 2-31
2.6.2
2.7
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]........................................ 2-27
Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................... 3-2
Support CD information............................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
Running the support CD.................................................. 3-2
3.2.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 3-4
3.2.2
3.2.4
3.2.5
3.2.6
Drivers menu.................................................................... 3-3
Manual menu................................................................... 3-6
ASUS Contact information............................................... 3-6
Other 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.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical
and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local
regulations for disposal of electronic products.
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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:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports. It also lists the hardware setup procedures that you
have to perform when installing system components. It includes description of
the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard.
•
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
•
Chapter 3: Software support
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter describes the contents of the support 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.
2.
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ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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 connected with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as
shown.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /iP5K-VM.ROM
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P5K-VM specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2
Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium®
D / Pentium® 4 processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Supports Intel® next-generation 45nm multi-core CPUs
Chipset
Intel® G33 / ICH9 with Intel® Fast Memory Access
Technology
System bus
1333/1066/800 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
- 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered
non-ECC DDR2 1066*/800/667MHz memory
modules
- Supports up to 8 GB system memory
* The chipset officially supports the memory frequency up
to DDR2 800MHz. Tuned by the ASUS Super Memspeed
Technology, this motherboard natively supports up to
DDR2 1066MHz.
Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the
Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
VGA
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 integrated
High-definition video processing with a maximum
resolution of 2084 x 1536 bpp @ 75 Hz
Maximum shared memory of 256 MB
Supports Microsoft® DirectX®9, OpenGL®1.5,
Pixel Shader 2.0
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express™ x16 slot
1 x PCI Express™ x4 slot
2 x PCI slots
Storage
Southbridge
- 4 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
JMicron® JMB368 PATA and SATA controller supports:
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
LAN
Marvell88E8056® PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller
PCIe Gb LAN controller featuring AI NET2
Audio
Realtek® ALC883 8-channel High-Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports Jack-Sensing, Enumeration,
Multi-Streaming
- Coaxial S/PDIF out port at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filter
IEEE 1394
VIA controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
(one at midboard; one at back panel)
USB
12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 at mid-board, 6 at back panel)
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P5K-VM specifications summary
AI Lifestyle Unique
features
ASUS AI Lifestyle features:
- ASUS AI Gear2
- ASUS AI Nap
- ASUS Q-Fan
ASUS Crystal Sound:
- ASUS Noise Filter
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
Other features
ASUS MyLogo2
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking features
ASUS Super Memspeed Technology
vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V increment
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection:
- FSB tuning from 200MHz to 800 MHz at 1MHz
increment
- Memory tuning from 667MHz to 1333MHz for DDR2
- PCI-E frequency tuning from 100MHz to 150MHz at
1 MHz increment
Overclocking protection:
- ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Rear panel connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x Parallel port
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-channel audio ports
Internal connectors
3 x USB connectors support 6 additional USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
4 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x CPU / 1 x Chassis / 1 x Power fan connectors
1 x IEEE1394a connector
1 x COM connector
1 x S/PDIF Out header
Chassis intrusion connector
Front panel audio connector
CD audio in connector
24-pin ATX power connector
4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
System panel connector (Q-Connector)
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P5K-VM specifications summary
BIOS features
8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0,
SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3,
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support CD contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form factor
uATX form factor: 9.6 in x 9.6 in (24.4 cm x 24.4 cm)
*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
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5K-VM 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 P5K-VM
Cables
Serial ATA signal cable for 2 devices
Serial ATA power cable for 2 devices
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
1 x ASUS Q-Connector Kit (USB, 1394, system
panel; Retail version only)
Application CD
ASUS motherboard support CD
ASUS Superb Software Library CD
Documentation
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
Green ASUS
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction
on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision
of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard
consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Intel® Quad-core Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core processors in the LGA775
package and Intel’s next-generation 45nm multi-core processors. It is excellent for
multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB.
Intel® Quad-core processor is one of the most powerful CPU in the world. See
page 1-10 for details.
Intel® Core™2 Duo/ Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU support
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processor in the LGA775
package and Intel’s next-generation 45nm multi-core processors. With the new
Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB, the
Intel® Core™2 is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
See page 1-10 for details.
Intel G33 Chipset
The Intel® G33 Express Chipset boosts your gaming and multimedia experience
with the integrated graphics engine Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100. It
supports 1333 FSB (Front Side Bus), and delivers breakthrough advances in 3D
and 2D graphics as well as video capabilities. This integrated chipset is able to
meet the changing display requirements of visually rich applications. It features
the Intel® Clear Video Technology, which supports crisp imaging, accurate color
control, and High-Definition video processing with a maximum resolution of
2084 x 1536 bpp @ 75 Hz and a maximum shared memory of 256 MB.
DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates of
800/667 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics,
multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR2 architecture
doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance,
eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 12.8 GB/s. Furthermore, this
motherboard does not restrict the memory size across two channels. Users may
install different memory size DIMMs into the two channels and enjoy dual-channel
and single-channel functions at the same time. This new feature optimizes the use
of available memory size. See page 1‑17 for details.
ASUS P5K-VM
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Native DDR2 1066 memory support
To attain top performance, ASUS engineers have successfully unleashed the
true potential of DDR2 memory. While in DDR2 1066 mode, ASUS’s exclusive
technology offers a choice of FSB 1333, providing great performance for 3D
graphics and other memory demanding applications. See page 1-17 for details.
ASUS Super Memspeed Technology
To attain top performance, ASUS has managed to break through current FSB
and DRAM ratio proportions by utilizing Super Memspeed Technology–the latest
technology that provides even more precise overclocking options to unleash the
true potential of DDR2 memory. The DDR2 Mode maximizes system performance
by eliminating the bottleneck when overclocking both the CPU and memory–
providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding
applications. See page 1-17 for details.
Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s technology
This motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial
ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and
doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. See page
1-32 for details.
IEEE 1394a support
The IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video
appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals
& other PC portable devices. See page1-28 and 1-34 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio
systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface)
jacks.It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and
keeps the best signal quality. See pages 1-29 for details.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound quality on your PC! The onboard 8-channel High Definition
Audio CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing
feature, and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different
audio streams to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the
headphone while playing multi-channel network games. See page 1-28 and 1-29
for details.
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1.3.2
ASUS AI Lifestyle features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the
overclocking capability.
AI Gear 2
AI Gear 2 allows you to choose profiles to adjust the CPU frequency and
Vcore voltage to minimize system noise and power consumption. You can
change the mode in real-time in the operating system to max power saving
mode and save up to 50% power when using word processing applications.
AI Nap
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power and noise
when you are temporarily away. To wake the system and return to the OS
environment, simply click the mouse or press a key.
Q-Fan
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan
speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature can enhance speech-centric applications like Skype, online game,
video conference and recording.
Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like
computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates
it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer
components, update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings.
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis
front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the
trouble of connecting the system panel cables one at a time and avoiding
wrong cable connections. See page 1-33, 1-34, and 1-39 for details.
ASUS P5K-VM
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ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data
from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. See page 2-9 for details.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined
hotkey to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS.
Update your BIOS easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an
OS-based flash utility. See page 2-6 for details.
1.3.3
ASUS Stylish features
ASUS MyLogo2™
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for
a more colorful and vivid image on your screen. See page 2-32 for details.
AI NET 2
AI NET 2 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(s) connected to the Marvell® LAN (RJ-45) port. During the bootup
process, AI NET 2 immediately diagnoses the LAN cable and reports shorts and
faults up to 100 meters at 1 meter accuracy. See page 2-36 for details.
Smart Support CD
It provides a checklist to allow the user to see which drivers are already installed,
as well as those that aren’t. When using ASUS PC Probe II, you can easily see the
critical parts of the computer.
1.3.4
ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the
BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking. When the
system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system
chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the
BIOS automatically restores the CPU default setting for each parameter. See page
1-26 for details.
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1.4
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 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
®
P5K-VM
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that
the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you
should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or
plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location
of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
P5K-VM Onboard LED
ASUS P5K-VM
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 eight (8) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
P5K-VM
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
24.4cm (9.6in)
CPU_FAN
KB_USB56
CHA_FAN1
ASM4131
24.4cm (9.6in)
FLOPPY
AUDIO
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
88E8056
®
Intel®
MCH
G33
EATXPWR
USBPW1-4
LAN1_USB12
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
PWR_FAN
F_USB34
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
VGA
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LGA775
USBPW5-8
P5K-VM
SPDIF
PARALLEL PORT
KBPWR
Super
I/O
ATX12V
PCIEX16_1
PCI1
COM1
®
SB_PWR
Intel
ICH9
ALC883
CD
SPDIF_OUT
PCI2
PCIEX4_1
IE1394_2
AAFP
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
JMicron
JMB368
PRI_EIDE
SATA1
SATA4
BIOS
USBPW9-12
SATA2
SATA3
VIA
VT6308S
PANEL
USB1112
USB910
USB78
CLRTC
CHASSIS
Refer to 1.10 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors
and internal connectors.
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1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for
the Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme /
Pentium® D/ Pentium® 4 processors.
•
Make sure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
•
Connect the chassis fan cable to the CHA_FAN1 connector to ensure
system stability.
•
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.
•
•
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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.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
®
P5K-VM
1.
P5K-VM 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.
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
Load lever
A
PnP cap
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.
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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.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on the
bottom‑left corner of the
socket then fit the socket
alignment key into the
CPU notch.
CPU notch
Gold triangle mark
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.
7.
A
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
If installing a dual-core CPU,
connect the chassis fan cable
to the CHA_FAN1 connector to
ensure system stability.
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced
Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
(EIST), and Hyper-Threading Technology.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel LGA775 processor requires 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 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.
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
B
A
A
3.
A
B
B
A
B
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN.
®
P5K-VM
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
P5K-VM CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
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.
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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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7
System memory
1.7.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
®
P5K-VM
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
P5K-VM 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Channel
Channel A
Channel B
•
Sockets
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
This chipset officially supports DDR2-800 MHz. With the ASUS Super
Memspeed Technology, this motherboard natively supports up to
DDR2-1066 MHz. See the table below.
FSB
1333
1333
1333
1066
1066
1066
•
ASUS P5K-VM
DDR2
1066*
800
667
1066*
800
667
*If you install a DDR2-1066 memory module whose SPD is DDR2-800,
make sure that you set the DRAM Frequency item in BIOS to
[DDR2-1066MHz]. See section 2.4.1 Jumperfree Configuration for
details.
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1.7.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
Recommended Memory Configurations
Sockets
Mode
Single-Channel
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
—
—
Populated
—
Populated
—
—
—
Dual-channel (1)
Populated
—
Populated
—
Dual-channel (2)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The
system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel
configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then
mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility,
it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
If you install four 1 GB memory modules, the system may only recognize less
than 3GB because the address space is reserved for other critical functions.
This limitation appears on Windows® XP/Vista 32-bit operation system which
does not support Physical Address Extension (PAE).
•
If you install Windows® XP/Vista 32-bit operation system, a total memory of
less than 3GB is recommended.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128 Mb
chips.
Notes on memory limitations
•
Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support up to
8 GB on the operating systems listed below. You may install a maximum of
2 GB DIMMs on each slot.
64-bit
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows® Vista x64 Edition
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•
Some old-version DDR2-800 DIMMs may not match Intel®’s
On‑Die‑Termination (ODT) requirement and will automatically downgrade
to run at DDR2-667. If this happens, contact your memory vendor to check
the ODT value.
•
Due to chipset limitation, DDR2-800 with CL=4 will be downgraded to run
at DDR2-667 by default setting. If you want to operate with lower latency,
adjust the memory timing manually.
Chapter1: Product introduction
P5K-VM Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-1066 MHz capability
SS/
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
1024MB
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
DS
512MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
1024MB
Crucial
1024MB
Kingston
2048MB
Part No.
DIMM support
A*
B*
C*
OCZ2P10002GK / PC2 8000 / 1G EL Dual CH /Gold XTC
•
•
•
SS
BL646AA1005.8FD / CL111R5W6-65183
•
•
Heat-Sink Package
DS
BL12864AA1005.16FD / CL111R9MX-65182
•
•
•
Heat-Sink Package
DS
KHX8500D2K2/1GN 9905315-061.A00LF K2 2.2V
•
•
•
Kingston
Heat-Sink Package
DS
KHX8500D2K2/2GN 9905316-061.A00LF K2 2.2V
•
•
•
1024MB
CORSAIR
Heat-Sink Package
SS
CM2X1024-8500
•
•
•
1024MB
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
DS
OCZ2N11001G
•
•
•
512MB
Kingston
Heat-Sink Package
SS
KHX9200D2 / 512 9905315-054.A00LF / 2.3-2.35v
•
•
1024MB
Kingston
Heat-Sink Package
DS
KHX9200D2 / 1G / 9905315-064.A00LF / 2.3-2.35v
•
•
•
1024MB
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
SS
OCZ2FX11502GK / PC2 9200 /1G Dual CH /FlexXLC
•
•
•
1024MB
Kingston
Heat-Sink Package
DS
KHX9600D2 / 1G / 9905316-069.A00LF / 2.3-2.35v
•
•
•
DS
If you install a DDR2-1066 memory module whose SPD is DDR2-800, make
sure that you set the DRAM Frequency item in BIOS to [DDR2-1066MHz]. See
section 2.4.1 Jumperfree Configuration for details.
•
A*: Supports one module inserted in any slot as 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 4 modules inserted into both the yellow and black slots as two
pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-1066/800/667MHz QVL.
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P5K-VM Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-800 MHz capability
1-20
SS/
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
512MB
KINGSTON
K4T51083QC
SS
KVR800D2N5/512
Part No.
1024MB
KINGSTON
Heat-Sink Package
SS
KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
1024MB
KINGSTON
Heat-Sink Package
DS
1024MB
KINGSTON
V59C1512804QBF25
256MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512160BF-25F
512MB
Qimonda
1024MB
DIMM support
A*
B*
C*
•
•
•
KHX6400D2LL/1G
•
•
DS
KVR800D2N5/1G
•
•
SS
HYS64T32000HU-25F-B
•
HYB18T512800BF25F
SS
HYS64T64000HU-25F-B
•
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF25F
DS
HYS64T128020HU-25F-B
512MB
SAMSUNG
EDD339XX
SS
M378T6553CZ3-CE7
•
•
256MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51163QC-ZCE7
SS
M378T3354CZ3-CE7
•
•
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
ZCE7K4T51083QC
SS
M378T6553CZ3-CE7
•
•
•
1024MB
SAMSUNG
ZCE7K4T51083QC
DS
M378T2953CZ3-CE7
•
•
512MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
SS
HYMP564U64CP8-S5
•
1024MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
DS
HYMP512U64CP8-S5
•
•
512MB
MICRON
D9GKX
SS
MT8HTF6464AY-80ED4
•
•
•
1024MB
MICRON
D9GKX
DS
MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4
•
•
•
512MB
CORSAIR
Heat-Sink Package
SS
CM2X512A-6400
•
•
1024MB
CORSAIR
Heat-Sink Package
DS
CM2X1024-6400C4
•
•
1024MB
ELPIDA
E1108AB-8E-E(ECC)
SS
EBE10EE8ABFA-8E-E
•
•
2048MB
ELPIDA
E1108AB-8E-E(ECC)
DS
EBE21EE8ABFA-8E-E
•
•
512MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
SS
BL6464AA804.8FD
•
•
512MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
SS
BL6464AA804.8FD3
•
•
1024MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
DS
BL12864AA804.16FD
•
•
•
1024MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
DS
BL12864AL804.16FD3
•
•
•
1024MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
DS
BL12864AA804.16FD3
512MB
Apacer
Heat-Sink Package
DS
AHU512E800C5K1C
•
•
1024MB
Apacer
Heat-Sink Package
DS
AHU01GE800C5K1C
512MB
A-DATA
AD29608A8A-25EG
SS
M2OAD6G3H3160G1E53
•
•
1024MB
A-DATA
AD26908A8A-25EG
DS
M2OAD6G3I4170I1E58
•
•
•
512MB
KINGMAX
KKA8FEIBF-HJK-25A
SS
KLDC28F-A8KI5
•
•
•
1024MB
KINGMAX
KKA8FEIBF-HJK-25A
DS
KLDD48F-ABKI5
•
•
•
512MB
Transcend
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
SS
TS64MLQ64V8J
1024MB
Transcend
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
DS
TS128MLQ64V8J
•
•
•
512MB
Super Talent
Heat-Sink Package
SS
T800UA12C4
•
•
•
1024MB
Super Talent
Heat-Sink Package
DS
T800UB1GC4
512MB
NANYA
NT5TU64M8BE-25C
SS
NT512T64U880BY-25C
•
•
1024MB
NANYA
NT5TU64M8BE-25C
DS
NT1GT64U8HB0BY-25C
•
512MB
PSC
A3R12E3HEF641B9A05
SS
AL6E8E63B8E1K
•
1024MB
PSC
A3R12E3HEF641B9A05
DS
AL7E8E63B-8E1K
•
DS
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Chapter1: Product introduction
P5K-VM Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-667MHz capability
SS/
Vendor
Chip No.
A*
B*
C*
512MB
KINGSTON
D6408TEBGGL3U
SS
KVR667D2N5/512
•
•
•
1024MB
KINGSTON
D6408TEBGGL3U
DS
KVR667D2N5/1G
•
•
•
256MB
KINGSTON
HYB18T256800AF3S
SS
KVR667D2N5/256
•
•
•
256MB
KINGSTON
6SBI2D9DCG
SS
KVR667D2N5/256
•
2048MB
KINGSTON
E1108AB-6E-E
DS
KVR667D2N5/2G
•
•
512MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF3S(ECC)
SS
HYS72T64000HU-3S-B
•
•
1024MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF3S(ECC)
DS
HYS72T128020HU-3S-B
•
•
256MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512160BF-3S
SS
HYS64T32000HU-3S-B
•
•
512MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF3S
SS
HYS64T64000HU-3S-B
•
•
•
1024MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF3S
DS
HYS64T128020HU-3S-B
•
•
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
ZCE6K4T51083QC
SS
M378T6553CZ0-CE6
•
•
1024MB
SAMSUNG
ZCE6K4T51083QC
DS
M378T2953CZ0-CE6
•
•
256MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51163QC-ZCE6
SS
M378T3354CZ3-CE6
•
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51083QC
SS
M378T6553CZ3-CE6
1024MB
SAMSUNG
ZCE6K4T51083QC
DS
M378T2953CZ3-CE6
•
•
•
256MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51163QE-ZCE6
SS
M378T3354EZ3-CE6
•
•
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51083QE
DS
M378T6553EZS-CE6
•
•
•
1024MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51083QE
DS
M378T2953EZ3-CE6
•
•
•
256MB
Hynix
HY5PS121621CFP-Y5
SS
HYMP532U64CP6-Y5
•
1024MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821CFP-Y5
DS
HYMP512U64CP8-Y5
•
256MB
CORSAIR
MIII00605
SS
VS256MB667D2
512MB
CORSAIR
64M8CFEG
SS
VS512MB667D2
1024MB
CORSAIR
64M8CFEG
DS
VS1GB667D2
256MB
ELPIDA
E2508AB-6E-E
SS
EBE25UC8ABFA-6E-E
512MB
ELPIDA
E5108AE-6E-E
SS
EBE51UD8AEFA-6E-E
512MB
A-DATA
AD29608A8A-3EG
SS
1024MB
A-DATA
AD29608A8A-3EG
2048MB
A-DATA
512MB
DS
Part No.
DIMM support
Size
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
M2OAD5G3H3166I1C52
•
•
•
DS
M2OAD5G3I4176I1C52
•
•
•
NT5TU128M8BJ-3C
DS
M2ONY5H3J4170I1C5Z
•
•
•
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
SS
BL6464AA663.8FD
•
•
•
1024MB
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
DS
BL12864AA663.16FD
•
512MB
Apacer
AM4B5708GQJS7E0628F
SS
AU512E667C5KBGC
•
1024MB
Apacer
AM4B5708GQJS7E
DS
AU01GE667C5KBGC
512MB
Transcend
K4T51083QE
SS
TS64MLQ64V6J
1024MB
Transcend
K4T51083QE
DS
TS128MLQ64V6J
256MB
Kingmax
N2TU51216AG-3C
SS
KLCB68F-36KH5
512MB
Kingmax
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
SS
KLCC28F-A8KB5
1024MB
Kingmax
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
DS
KLCD48F-A8KB5
512MB
Super Talent
Heat-Sink Package
SS
T6UA512C5
1024MB
Super Talent
Heat-Sink Package
DS
T6UB1GC5
512MB
SMART
G64M8XB3ITIX4TUE
SS
TB3D2667C58S
1024MB
SMART
G64M8XB3ITIX4TUE
DS
TB4D2667C58D
2048MB
NANYA
NT5TU128M8BJ-3C
DS
NT2GT64U8HB0JY-3C
•
•
•
512MB
NANYA
NT5TU64M8BE-3C
SS
NT512T64U88B0BY-3C
•
•
•
512MB
PSC
A3R12E3GEF637BLC5N
SS
AL6E8E63B-6E1K
•
•
•
1024MB
PSC
A3R12E3GEF637BLC5N
DS
AL7E8E63B-6E1K
•
•
•
ASUS P5K-VM
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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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.
To install a DIMM:
1.
2.
3.
2
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
3
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
1.7.4
•
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.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out with
extra force.
2.
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2
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Chapter1: Product introduction
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.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
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
IRQ
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Interrupt assignments
Priority
1
2
–
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard function
System timer
Keyboard controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
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*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Numeric data processor
Primary IDE channel
Secondary IDE channel
* These IRQs are usually available for PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
LAN (Marvell8056)
PATA (368)
PCIE x16_1
PCIE x4
USB controller 0
USB controller 1
USB controller 2
USB controller 3
USB controller 4
USB controller 5
USB 2.0 controller 1
USB 2.0 controller 2
SATA controller 1
SATA controller 2
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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. Refer to the figure below for the location
of the slots.
1.8.5
PCI Express x4 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express x4 network cards, SCSI cards and other
cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications. Refer to the figure below for
the location of the slot.
1.8.6
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard has one PCI Express x16 slot that supports a PCI Express x16
graphics card complying with the PCI Express specifications. Refer to the figure
below for the location of the slot.
PCI Express x16_1 slot
PCI slot
PCI Express x4 slot
PCI slot
•
In default BIOS settings, the internal graphics mode is enabled. When so,
the PCI Express x16 (blue) slot supports ADD2 cards only. Install any other
PCI Express device to the PCI Express x4 slot.
•
If you intend to install a PCI Express graphics card, you must set
the Internal Graphics Mode Select item in BIOS to [Disabled]. See
section 2.4.4 Chipset for details. The PCI Express x16 slot supports
PCIE x16 graphics cards only. You may not install x8, x4, or x1 cards to this
slot.
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1.9
1.
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button
cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup
information such as system passwords.
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. Reinstall 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.
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Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
1 2
P5K-VM Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking.
For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset
parameter settings to default values.
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2.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature.
Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer when you press
a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar). This feature requires
an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a
corresponding setting in the BIOS.
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KBPWR
3
2
2
1
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
P5K-VM Keyboard power setting
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1-4, USBPW5-8, USBPW9-12)
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.
The USBPW1-4 jumpers are for the rear USB ports. The USBPW5-8 and
USBPW910 jumpers are for the internal USB connectors that you can
connect to additional USB ports.
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USBPW1-4
2
1
+5V
(Default)
3
2
+5VSB
USBPW5-8
2
1
+5V
(Default)
3
2
+5VSB
USBPW9-12
1 2
P5K-VM USB device wake-up
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+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 will 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
1.10.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
15
1.
2.
3.
4.
14
13
3
4
12
11
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10 9
PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
IEEE1394a port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed
connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable
devices.
LAN (RJ-45) port. Supported by Gigabit LAN controller, this port allows
Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
5. Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
10. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
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Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in
2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
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–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
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Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Ou
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
11. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
12. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
13. VGA port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices.
14. Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
15. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
5re available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
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1.10.2
1.
Internal connectors
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 1
FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when
using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
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2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device.
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
Mode of
device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.
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If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
PRI_EIDE
PIN 1
P5K-VM IDE connector
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NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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3.
ICH9 Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1 [red], SATA2 [black], SATA3 [red], SATA4 [black])
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SATA2
SATA1
SATA4
SATA3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
Connect the right-angle side
of SATA signal cable to SATA
device. Or you may connect the
right-angle side of SATA cable to
the onboard SATA port to avoid
mechanical conflict with huge
graphics cards.
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
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GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
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These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
right angle side
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Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT for ASUS HDMI VGA card)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF)
port(s). If you are using an ASUS HDMI-equipped graphics card, connect the
HDMI card to this connector with a S/PDIF Out cable.
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4.
SPDIF_OUT
GND
SPDIFOUT
+5V
P5K-VM Digital audio connector
The ASUS HDMI-equipped graphics card and the S/PDIF Out cable are
purchased separately.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB 910, USB1112)
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.
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5.
USB1112 USB910
pin1
GND
USB_P7+
USB_P7USB+5V
pin1
GND
USB_P9+
USB_P9USB+5V
GND
USB_P11+
USB_P11USB+5V
pin1
NC
GND
USB_P8+
USB_P8USB+5V
NC
GND
USB_P10+
USB_P10USB+5V
NC
GND
USB_P12+
USB_P12USB+5V
P5K-VM USB 2.0 connectors
USB78
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB,
blue) first, and then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector
onboard if your chassis supports front panel USB ports.
The USB module cable is purchased separately.
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IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
This connector is for a IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
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6.
GND
+12V
TPB2GND
TPA2-
IE1394_2
+12V
TPB2+
GND
TPA2+
PIN 1
P5K-VM IEEE 1394a connector
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage
the motherboard!
You can connect the front panel 1394 cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (1394,
red) first, and then install the Q-Connector (1394) to the 1394 connector
onboard if your chassis supports front panel 1394 ports.
The IEEE 1394a module cable is purchased separately.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
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CD
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
P5K-VM Internal audio connector
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8.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA~2000 mA (24 W max.)
or a total of 1 A~7 A (84 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!
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PWR_FAN
CHA_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
P5K-VM
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
Rotation
+12V
GND
P5K-VM Fan connectors
Only the CPU-FAN connectors support the ASUS Q-FAN feature.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
COM1
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PIN 1
P5K-VM COM port connector
The serial port module is purchased separately.
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10. 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
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Chassis Signal
GND
P5K-VM
By default, the pin 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.
CHASSIS
(Default)
P5K-VM Chassis intrusion connector
11. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
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This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that
supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end
of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
SENSE2_RETUR
SENSE1_RETUR
PRESENCE#
GND
NC
NC
NC
AGND
PORT2 L
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 R
HD Audio-compliant
PORT1 R
pin definition
PORT1 L
Line out_L
NC
Line out_R
MICPWR
MIC2
Legacy AC ‘97 audio
pin definition
P5K-VM Analog front panel connector
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We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module
to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio];
if you want to connect an AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector,
set the item to [AC'97]. By default, this connector is set to [HD Audio]. See
section 2.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
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12. 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.
+12V DC
GND
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P5K-VM ATX power connectors
•
•
•
EATXPWR
+12V DC +3 Volts
GND
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-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 EATX12V 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.
• The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant (400W) PSU has been tested
to support the motherboard power requirements with the following
configuration:
CPU: Intel® Pentium® Extreme 3.73GHz
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 (x4)
Graphics card: ASUS EAX1900XT
Parallel ATA device: IDE hard disk drive
Serial ATA device: SATA hard disk drive (x2)
Optical drive: DVD-RW
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If you want to use two high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with
500W to 600W power or above to ensure the system stability.
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13. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
PLED-
PLED+
PWR
Ground
RESET
IDE_LED
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Reset
Ground
PANEL
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
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SPEAKER
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED
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PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply.
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
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Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
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System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
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ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
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Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when
you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity
LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is
read from or written to the HDD.
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The
speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
This connector is for the system power button. 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.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
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Q-Connector (system panel)
You can use ASUS Q-Connector to connect / disconnect chassis front panel
cables by only a few steps. Directions below shows how to install ASUS QConnector.
Step1.
Connect correct front panel to ASUS QConnector first. You can refer to the marking
on Q-Connector itself to know the detail pin
definition.
Step2.
Properly install the ASUS Q-Connector to the
System panel connctor.
Step3.
Front panel functions are enabled.
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This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
2
BIOS setup
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.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
3.
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk.)
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk or USB flash disk.)
2.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk,
USB flash disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
4.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk or
USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the
original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
2.1.1
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
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
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.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
2.
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Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update.
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Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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.
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3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
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4.
5.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
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.
2.
3.
4.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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2.1.2
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
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.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy
disk.
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2.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 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 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing
<Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
3.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk, then restart the
system.
You can launch the EZ Flash 2 by two methods.
(1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive or the USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.05
FLASH TYPE: ST M25P80
Current ROM
BOARD: P5K-VM
VER: 0115
DATE: 05/03/07
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\
A:
C:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash2
and press <Enter> to enable it.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file
is found. Then press <Enter>.
4.
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
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This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1.4
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using
a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to
copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets
corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least
1024KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight
alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
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Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
3.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5K-VM.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5K-VM.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5K-VM.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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2.1.5
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore
the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can
update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk, or
the USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk or the USB flash disk
containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
If you use a SATA optical drive, always connect the SATA cable to the
SATA1/SATA2 connector; otherwise, the utility will not function.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the CD
for the BIOS file.
2.
Insert the motherboard support CD to the optical drive.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5K-VM.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from the USB flash disk:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file When found,
the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
2.
4.
Turn on the system.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can
support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than
8GB.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
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2.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) 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
SPI chip.
The SPI 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+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can
also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if
the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. 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.
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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 Setups Default item under the
Exit Menu. See section 2.8 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.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Power
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
PATA
PATA
1
2
3
4
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Configuration fields
General help
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[10:55:25]
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[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[WDC
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
IDE Coniguration
System Information
WD800JD-00LSA0]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
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Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Sub-menu items
2.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Tools
For Configuring options for special functions
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings.
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting Main
shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
2.2.5
Sub-menu items
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
PATA
PATA
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
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1
2
3
4
Primary Master
Primary Slave
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
Time.
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
IDE Configuration
System Information
Main 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 “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
2.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a
menu screen when there are items that do
not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page
Down> keys to display the other items on
the screen.
2.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen
is a brief description of the selected item.
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Scroll bar
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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
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
PATA
PATA
1
2
3
4
Primary Master
Primary Slave
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[10:55:25]
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[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[WDC
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
WD800JD-00LSA0]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
IDE Coniguration
System Information
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
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Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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2.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
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
SATA 1~4; PATA Primary 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.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
SATA 1
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: WDC WD800JD-00LSA0
Size
: 80.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type [Auto]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)[Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
DMA Mode [Auto]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
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F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a
CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is
either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
This item does not appear when you select the PATA Primary Master/Slave
device.
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1]
[SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2]
[UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.3.5
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you want to
configure the item.
IDE Configuration
Options
SATA Configuraton
Configure SATA as
[Enhanced]
[IDE]
Hard Disk Write Protect
SATA Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Disabled]
[35]
Disabled
Compatiable
Enhanced
SATA Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Configure SATA As [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge
chip. If you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical
storage devices, keep the defaul setting [IDE].
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Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if device is
accessed throuh BIOS. Confiuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
2.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0115
Build Date : 05/03/07
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.40GHz
: 1200 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Available
: 503 MB
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory.
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2.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
JumperFree Configuration
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
+-
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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2.4.1
Jumperfree Configuration
Advanced
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclocking
CPU Ratio Control
DRAM Frequency
DRAM Timing Control
DRAM Static Read Control
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Transaction Booster
[Disabled]
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
[Auto]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters
will be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher
than CPU manufacturer
recomends are not
guaranteed to be
stable. If the system
becomes unstable,
return to the default.
AI Overclocking [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Select any one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Manual
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Standard
Loads the standard settings for the system.
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Some of the following items appear when you set AI Overclocking to [Manual].
CPU Ratio Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following item appears when the CPU Ratio Control item is set to
[Manual].
Ratio CMOS Setting [12]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to select the CMOS ratio values from 6 to 12.
FSB Frequency [XXX]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI
bus. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the FSB frequency. You can also type
the desired FSB frequency using the numeric keypad. The values range from 200
to 800. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side Bus and CPU External
Frequency settings.
FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
CPU External Frequency
FSB 1333
333 MHz
FSB 1066
266 MHz
FSB 800
200 MHz
PCIE Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100] [101]~[149] [150].
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-667MHz] [DDR2-800MHz] [DDR2-1066MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
DRAM Timing Control [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM timing control. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following items appear when you set the DRAM Timing Control item to
[Manual].
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CAS# Latency [ 5]
Configuration options: [3] [4] [5] [6]
RAS# to CAS# Delay [ 5 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks]~[9 DRAM Clocks]
[10 DRAM Clocks]
RAS# Precharge [ 5 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks]~[9 DRAM Clocks]
[10 DRAM Clocks]
RAS# Activate to Precharge [9 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks]~[33 DRAM Clocks]
[34 DRAM Clocks]
TWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
TRFC [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [20 DRAM Clocks] [25 DRAM Clocks]
[30 DRAM Clocks] [35 DRAM Clocks] [42 DRAM Clocks]
TWTR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
TRRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
TRTP [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM Static Read Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Transaction Booster [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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CPU Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU 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]
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU!
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the DDR2 reference voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.80V] [1.90V] [2.00V] [2.10V]
Refer to the DDR2 documentation before adjusting the memory voltage. Setting
a very high memory voltage may damage the memory module(s)!
2.4.2
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
USB Configuration
Options
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB Functions
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-off
Port 64/60 Emulation
Legacy USB Support Disabled
Enhanced
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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The USB Devices Enabled item shows auto-detected values. If no USB device
is detected, the item shows None.
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USB Functions [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB functions. The following sub-items appear
when this item is set to [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). This item appears only when you enable the USB 2.0
Controller item. Configuration options: [FullSpeed ] [HiSpeed ]
BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This item
should be enabled for the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB
aware OSes. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to [Auto]
allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected,
the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the
legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer:Intel
Brand String:Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.40 GHz
Frequency
:2.40GHz
FSB Speed
:800 MHz
Cache L1
:32 KB
Cache L2
:512 KB
CPUID
:660
Ratio Status:Unlocked (Max:12, Min:06)
Ratio Actual Value :12
CPU Ratio Control
C1E Support Max CPUID Value Limit:
Vanderpool Technology
CPU TM function:
Execute Disable Bit
PECI
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Options
Auto
MANUAL
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F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Ratio Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following item appears when the item CPU Ratio Control is set to
[Manual].
Ratio CMOS Setting: [12]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to select the CMOS ratio values from 6 to 12.
C1E Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable C1E Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot even without
support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Vanderpool Technology [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU TM Function [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Setting this item to [Disabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero
(0). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PECI [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PECI interface.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears when you set CPU Ratio Control to [Auto]
Intel(R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech. [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.4.4
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Chipset Settings
Configure North Bridge
features.
WARMING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
North Bridge Configuration
North Bridge Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Remap Feature
Initiate Graphic Adapter
Internal Graphics Mode Select
PEG Port Control
PEG Port Force x1
Video Function Configuration
[Enabled]
[PEG/PCI]
[Enabled, 8MB]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to enabled or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI
memory above the total physical memory. Enable this option only when you
install 64-bit operating system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot
device. Configuration options: [IGD] [PCI/IGD] [PCI/PEG] [PEG/IGD]
[PEG/PCI]
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 8MB]
Allows you to decide whether to use the internal graphics device and select
the amount of memory used by the device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 1MB] [Enabled, 8MB]
Set this item to [Disabled] if you intend to install a PCIE x16 graphics card to the
PCIE x16 slot.
PEG Port Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
PEG Force x1 [Disabled]
This item appears when the PEG Port Control item is set to [Auto].
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following item appears when the Internal Graphics Mode Select item is
set to [Enabled, 1MB] or [Enabled, 8MB].
Video Function Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Video Function Configuration
DVMT Mode Select
DVMT/FIXED Memory
[DVMT Mode]
[256MB]
ASMT Resolutiom
[Enabled]
Options
Fixed Mode
DVMT Mode
DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode]
Configuration options: [Fixed Mode] [DVMT Mode]
DVMT/FIXED Memory [256MB]
Configuration options: [128MB] [256MB]
ASMT Resolution [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.4.5
OnBoard Devices Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Onboard Device Configuraiton
High Definition Audio
Front Panel Type
Marvell GigaBit LAN
LAN Boot ROM
VIA Firewire 1394 J-Micron PATA Controller
[Enabled]
[HD Audio]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[ECP]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
Enable or Disable
High Definition Audio
Controller
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F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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High Definition Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Definition Audio. The following item
appears only when you enable this item.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy
AC’97 or high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front
panel audio module supports. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
Marvell GigaBit LAN [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you enable the previous item.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
VIA Firewire1394 [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the onboard 1394 device support.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
J-Micron PATA Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the JMicron® PATA controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
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Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-Directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode item is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the parallel port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode item is set to [EPP]. This item
allows you to select the parallel port EPP version.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
2.4.6
PCIPnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
[No]
NO: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: lets the
operating system
configure Plug and Play
(PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Power
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI Version
ACPI APIC Support
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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2.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state
to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [Disabled]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.3
ACPI Version [Disabled]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
version supported. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When
set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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APM Configuration
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power On By RTC Alarm
Power On By External Modems
Power On By PCI Devices
Power On By PCIE Devices
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
<Enter> to select
whether or not to
restart the system
after AC power loss.
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F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Restore On AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to
Last State, the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state
was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is
set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date/ RTC Alarm Hour/ RTC Alarm Minute/
RTC Alarm Second will become user-configurable with set values.
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.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
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]
2.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[30ºC/86ºF]
[36ºC/96.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control
CPU Fan Profile
Chassis Fan 1 Speed
[2311RPM]
[Enabled]
[Optimal]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.264V]
[ 3.248V]
[ 4.992V]
[12.152V]
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General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The CPU Fan Profile item appears when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control
feature.
CPU Fan Profile [Optimal]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU Q-Fan. When
set to [Optimal], the CPU fan automatically adjusts depending on the CPU
temperature. Set this item to [Silent Mode] to minimize fan speed for quiet CPU fan
operation, or [Performance Mode] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
Configuration options: [Optimal] [Silent Mode] [Performance Mode]
Chassis Fan 1 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Vcore Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not want to detect this
item.
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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
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:)
may appear when you set
the CD-ROM drive as the
first boot device.
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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2.6.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[HDD:PM-WDC WD800JD]
[ATAPI CD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
availabe devices.
A device enclosed
in parenthesis has
been disabled in
the corresponding
menu.
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Exit
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device [xxx Drive]
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: [xxx Drive] [Disabled]
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Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo
[Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode
[Force BIOS]
Bootup Num-Lock
[On]
Wait for ‘F1’ if Error
[Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display[Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
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F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup”
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
:Not Installed
:Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a
password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
2.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section 2.6 Jumper for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
:Installed
:Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Limited allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this
item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
2.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup
utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing
Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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2.7
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Press ENTER to run
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
This utility doesn't
support :
1.NTFS format
ASUS EZ Flash 2
AI Net 2
+Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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2.7.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. Please see section 2.1.3 for details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.05
FLASH TYPE: ST M25P80
Current ROM
BOARD: P5K-VM
VER: 0115
DATE: 05/03/07
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\
A:
C:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Tab] Switch
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[ESC] Exit
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
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AI Net 2
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Pair
1-2
3-6
4-5
7-8
Status
Length
Check LAN cable during
POST.
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
POST Check LAN cable
[Disabled]
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F1
F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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POST Check LAN Cable [Disabled]
Enables or disables checking of the LAN cable during the Power-On Self‑Test
(POST). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.8
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Power
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Enter
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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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.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
YES to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select YES to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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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® XP/64-bit XP/Vista/64-bit Vista operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to
maximize the features of your hardware.
3.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
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.
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. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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3.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard
Installs the ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel® chipset Inf update program.
Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver
Installs the Intel® graphics accelerator driver.
Realtek Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek® ALC883 audio driver and application.
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Installs the Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet LAN driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) driver.
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Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Utilities
Installs all of the utilities through the Installation Wizard.
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 AI Gear2
Installs the ASUS AI Gear2 application.
ASUS AI Nap
Installs the ASUS AI Nap application.
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.
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You can also install the following utilities from the ASUS Superb Software
Library CD.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0 driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 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.
Symantec Norton Internet Security
The anti-virus application detects and protects your computer from viruses that
destroys data.
WinDVD Copy5 Trial
Installs the WinDVD Copy5 Trial version.
Corel Snapfire Plus SE
Installs the Corel Snapfire Plus SE software.
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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 ASUS Superb Software Library CD before
opening a user manual file.
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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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Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to display the
specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this CD
Displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
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Technical support Form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when
requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support CD and a brief description of each in text
format.
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