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User Guide
Motherboard
PCH-DL
E1571
Checklist
First edition V1
April 2004
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Contents
Features
Notices ........................................................................................................ v
Safety information ...................................................................................... vi
About this guide ......................................................................................... vii
PCH-DL specifications summary ............................................................... ix
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! ....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents .......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features ............................................................................. 1-2
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.1
Before you proceed ....................................................................... 2-1
2.2
Motherboard installation ................................................................ 2-2
2.2.1 Placement direction ......................................................... 2-2
2.2.2 Screw holes ..................................................................... 2-2
2.2.3 Motherboard layout .......................................................... 2-3
2.2.4 Layout Contents ............................................................... 2-4
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ...................................................... 2-5
2.3.1 Overview .......................................................................... 2-5
2.3.2 Installing the CPU ............................................................ 2-5
2.3.3 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan ................................. 2-7
2.4
System memory ........................................................................... 2-12
2.4.1 Overview ........................................................................ 2-12
2.4.2 Memory configurations .................................................. 2-12
2.4.3 Installing a DIMM ........................................................... 2-14
2.4.4 Removing a DIMM ......................................................... 2-14
2.5
Expansion slots ........................................................................... 2-15
2.5.1 Installing an expansion card .......................................... 2-15
2.5.2 Configuring an expansion card ...................................... 2-15
2.5.3 PCI slots ........................................................................ 2-17
2.5.4 AGP Pro slot .................................................................. 2-17
2.6
Jumpers ....................................................................................... 2-18
2.7
Connectors .................................................................................. 2-21
2.7.1 Rear panel connectors ................................................... 2-21
2.7.2 Internal connectors ........................................................ 2-22
Chapter 3: Powering up
3.1
Starting up for the first time ........................................................... 3-1
3.2
Vocal POST Messages .................................................................. 3-2
3.3
Powering off the computer ............................................................. 3-4
3.3.1 Using the OS shut down function .................................... 3-4
3.3.2 Using the dual function power switch .............................. 3-4
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Contents
Safeguards
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS ............................................... 4-1
4.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ....................................... 4-1
4.1.2 Updating the BIOS ........................................................... 4-2
4.2
BIOS Setup program ..................................................................... 4-3
4.2.1 BIOS menu screen .......................................................... 4-4
4.2.2 Menu bar .......................................................................... 4-4
4.2.3 Navigation keys ............................................................... 4-5
4.2.4 General help .................................................................... 4-5
4.2.5 Sub-menu ........................................................................ 4-5
4.2.6 Scroll bar .......................................................................... 4-5
4.2.7 Pop-up window ................................................................ 4-5
4.3
Main menu ..................................................................................... 4-6
4.3.1 Primary IDE Master ......................................................... 4-7
4.3.2 Primary IDE Slave ......................................................... 4-10
4.3.3 Secondary IDE Master ................................................... 4-10
4.3.4 Secondary IDE Slave ..................................................... 4-10
4.3.5 Third IDE Master ............................................................ 4-11
4.3.6 Fourth IDE Master ......................................................... 4-11
4.4
Advanced menu ........................................................................... 4-12
4.4.1 Advanced BIOS Features .............................................. 4-12
4.4.2 CPU Configuration ......................................................... 4-13
4.4.3 Memory Configuration ................................................... 4-14
4.4.4 Chipset ........................................................................... 4-15
4.4.5 Onboard Device ............................................................. 4-18
4.4.6 Speech Configuration .................................................... 4-22
4.4.7 PCIPnP .......................................................................... 4-23
4.4.8 USB Configuration ......................................................... 4-25
4.5
Power menu ................................................................................ 4-26
4.5.1 APM Configuration ......................................................... 4-27
4.5.2 Hardware Monitor .......................................................... 4-30
4.6
Boot menu ................................................................................... 4-32
4.6.1 Boot Device Priority ....................................................... 4-32
4.6.2 Hard Disk Boot Priority .................................................. 4-33
4.6.3 Removable Device Priority ............................................ 4-33
4.6.4 Boot Settings Configuration ........................................... 4-34
4.6.5 Security .......................................................................... 4-35
4.7
Exit menu ..................................................................................... 4-37
Appendix: Reference information
A.1
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PCH-DL block diagram ................................................................. A-1
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal
cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the
existing system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension
cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and
configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
• Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the PCH-DL motherboard. It
includes brief descriptions of the special attributes of the motherboard
and the new technology it supports.
• Chapter 2: Hardware installation
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing system components. It includes description of
the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.
• Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence and gives information
on the BIOS beep codes.
• Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
• Appendix: Reference information
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to
when confiiguring the motherboard.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying
to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information.
2. Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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PCH-DL specifications summary
CPU
Dual 604-pin sockets for Intel® Xeon™ Processors 3.2GHz
with Hyper-Threding Technology
On-die 1MB/512KB L2 cache
Chipset
North bridge: Intel® 82875P Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
South bridge: Intel® 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub (ICH)
Front Side Bus (FSB)
533/400 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 4GB memory
Supports PC2700/PC2100 unbuffered ECC or non-ECC
DDR DIMMs
Expansion slots
1 x AGP Pro/8X
2 x 3.3V/64-bit/66MHz PCI-X
3 x 5V/32-bit/33MHz PCI
Storage
Supported by south bridge (6300ESB ICH)
- 2 x UltraDMA100 connectors
- 2 x Serial ATA connectors (supports RAID 0/RAID 1
configurations under Windows XP)
Supported by Promise® PDC20378 controller
- 1 x UltraDMA 133 connector
- 2 x Serial ATA connectors
- RAID0, RAID1, RAID0+1, Multi-RAID configurations
LAN
Intel 82547GI Gigabit LAN controller
IEEE 1394
TI TSB43AB22A IEEE 1394 controller
Audio
ADI AD1980 6-channel audio CODEC
Special features
ASUS Q-Fan Technology
ASUS POST Reporter™
ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Rear panel I/O
1 x Parallel port
2 x Serial ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x IEEE 1394 port
Line In/Line Out/ Microphone ports
(continued on the next page)
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Internal I/O
CPU/SYSTEM/CHASSIS fan connectors
24-pin/8-pin SSI-type 12V power connectors
20-pin front panel connectors
Chassis intrusion connector
1 x IEEE 1394 connector
GAME/MIDI connector
S/PDIF Out connector
CD/AUX/Modem connectors
Front panel audio connector
BIOS features
4Mb Flash ROM, Phoenix-Award BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0,
WfM2.0, SM BIOS2.3
Industry standard
PCI 2.2, PCI-X 1.0a, USB 2.0
Manageability
WfM 2.0. DMI 2.0, WOL/WOR by PME, chassis intrusion
Power requirement
SSI-type power supply (with 24-pin and 8-pin power plugs)
Form Factor
Extended ATX form factor: 12in x 10.5in (30.5cm x 26.7cm)
Support CD contents
Device drivers
Management software
System utilities
ASUS contact information
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
This chapter describes the features of the
motherboard. It includes brief explanations
of the special attributes of the motherboard
and the new technology it supports.
Product introduction
Chapter summary
1.1
Welcome! ........................................................ 1-1
1.2
Package contents .......................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features ............................................. 1-2
ASUS PCH-DL motherboard
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying the ASUS® PCH-DL motherboard!
The ASUS PCH-DL motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest
technologies making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality
motherboards!
The motherboard incorporates the Intel® Xeon™ processor in 604-pin
package coupled with the Intel® 82875P chipset to provide a powerful
workstation platform solution.
Supporting 533 MHz FSB, up to 4GB of system memory with dual-channel
PC2700/PC2100 DDR SDRAM, high-resolution graphics via an AGP Pro/
8X slot, Serial ATA support, IEEE 1394, USB 2.0, and 6-channel audio
features, the PCH-DL Deluxe is your perfect vehicle to get ahead in the
world of power computing!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it,
check the items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your PCH-DL package for the following items.
ASUS PCH-DL motherboard
ASUS support CD
4 x SATA cables
2 x SATA power cables
3 x UltraDMA100/66 IDE and floppy drive cables (4-in-1)
1-port IEEE 1394 module
2-port USB2.0 module with Game port
S/PDIF Out module
I/O shield
Bag of extra jumper caps
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Special features
Latest processor technology
The motherboard supports dual Intel® Xeon™ Processors via 604-pin surface
mount ZIF sockets. The processor has 1MB/512KB L2 cache, includes a
533/400MHz system bus, and features the Intel Hyper-Threading
Technology that allows up to 3.2GHz core frequencies.
Dual-channel DDR333 memory support
Employing the dual-channel DDR memory architecture, the motherboard
provides a solution that doubles the system memory bandwidth to boost
system performance. The motherboard supports up to 4GB of system
memory using PC2700/PC2100 ECC or non-ECC DDR DIMMs to deliver
up to 5.33GB/s data transfer rate for the latest 3D graphics, multimedia,
and Internet applications.
Serial ATA technology
The motherboard supports the new Serial ATA technology through the
SATA interfaces and the Intel® 6300ESB ICH and Promise® PDC20378
controllers onboard. The SATA specification allows for thinner, more
flexible cables with lower pin count, reduced voltage requirement, and up
to 150MB/s data transfer rate.
Multi-RAID solution
The motherboard has the Promise® PDC20378 controller to support multiRAID solution using Serial ATA/150 hard disks. The RAID0 (striping),
RAID1 (mirroring), and RAID 0+1 provide a cost-effective highperformance solution for added system performance and reliability.
AGP 8X support
The motherboard supports the latest graphic architecture, the AGP Pro/8X
interface (a.k.a. AGP 3.0), offering 2.1GB/s bandwidth which is twice that
of its predecessor AGP 4X.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, dramatically increasing the connection speed from the 12
Mbps bandwidth on USB 1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is
backward compatible with USB 1.1.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
Gigabit LAN solution
The Intel® 82547GI Gigabit Ethernet controller allows full-duplex Gigabit
performance on LAN on Motherboard (LOM) applications through the
Communication Streaming Architecture (CSA). Instead of connecting to
the PCI bus, the controller connects to the dedicated CSA bus on the
Memory Controller Hub (MCH) thus reducing the PCI bottlenecks by
freeing the PCI bus for other I/O operations.
IEEE 1394 support
The IEEE 1394 interfaces and the TI TSB43AB22A controller onboard
provide high-speed and flexible PC connectivity to a wide range of
peripherals and devices compliant to IEEE 1394a standards. The IEEE
1394 allows up to 400Mbps transfer rates through simple, low-cost, highbandwidth asynchronous (real-time) data interfacing between computers,
peripherals, and consumer electronic devices such as camcorders, VCRs,
printers,TVs, and digital cameras.
6-channel audio feature
The SoundMAX-class ADI AD1980 AC ‘97 audio CODEC supports
6-channel 5.1 surround sound output, stereo microphone input, variable
Sample Rate Conversion (SRC), professional quality 103-dB out put with
94-dB SNR, and analog enumeration capability. The SoundMAX 4 XL
software features the AudioESP™ (Audio Enumeration and Sensing
Process) that allows intelligent detection of the peripherals plugged into
the audio ports and identifies the incompatible devices, if any.
ASUS Q-Fan technology
The ASUS Q-Fan technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to
the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation.
ASUS POST Reporter™
The motherboard offers a new exciting feature called the ASUS POST
Reporter™ to provide friendly voice messages and alerts during the
Power-On Self-Tests (POST) informing you of the system boot status and
causes of boot errors, if any. The bundled Winbond Voice Editor software
lets you to customize the voice messages in different languages.
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ASUS EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even
before loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility
or boot from a floppy disk.
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 BIOS automatically restores the CPU default
setting for each parameter.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
Chapter 2
This chapter describes the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components. It includes
details on the switches, jumpers, and
connectors on the motherboard.
Hardware information
Chapter summary
2.1
Before you proceed ....................................... 2-1
2.2
Motherboard installation ............................... 2-2
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ..................... 2-5
2.4
System memory ........................................... 2-12
2.5
Expansion slots ........................................... 2-15
2.6
Jumpers ........................................................ 2-18
2.7
Connectors ................................................... 2-21
ASUS PCH-DL motherboard
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
3. Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
5. Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the
ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is
detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or
components.
When lit, the green LED (SB_PWR1) indicates that the system is ON,
in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode, a reminder that you should shut
down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or
plugging in any motherboard component.
This warning LED (LED1) lights up if you installed two CPUs of
different type/voltage. You must install identical CPUs on this
motherboard.
The red LED (AGP_WARN1) is a smart protection from motherboard
burn out caused by an incorrect AGP card. If you plug in any 3.3V AGP
card into the 1.5V AGP slot, this LED lights up thus preventing the
system to power up. This LED remains off if you plug in a 1.5V AGP
card.
AGP_WARN1
ON
Incorrect
AGP Card
OFF
Correct
AGP Card
LED1
ON
OFF
CPU Type/Voltage CPU Type/Voltage
not identical
identical
SB_PWR1
PCH-DL
PCH-DL Onboard LED
ASUS PCH-DL Deluxe motherboard
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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2.2
Motherboard installation
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 may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.2.1 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2 Screw holes
Place ten (10) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the
motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.3 Motherboard layout
26.8cm (10.5in)
FP_AUDIO1
USB2.0
Top: USBPW2
T: USB1 RJ-45
B: USB2
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
Intel
82875P
Canterwood
CPU2
J1
MODEM1
Intel
82547GI
Gigabit
Ethernet
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP8X1)
PCI1 (32-bit, 33MHz 5V)
CD1
4Mbit
Flash
BIOS
AGP_WARN1
Audio
Codec
Intel
Hance Rapids
(South Bridge)
AUX1
PCI2 (32-bit, 33MHz 5V)
SEC_IDE1
PRI_IDE1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCIX1 (64-bit, 66MHz 3V)
SATA2
Super
I/O
SYS_FAN3 SYS_FAN2
PCIX2 (64-bit, 66MHz 3V)
PRI_RAID1
SATA1
PROMISE
PDC20378
RAID
Controller
SPDIF_OUT
30.5cm (12in)
mPGA 604
USBPW1
Bottom:
T:USB4 Top:
B:USB3 1394
DDR DIMM4 (72 bit, 184-pin module)
CPU_FAN1
CPU_FAN2
COM2
DDR DIMM3 (72 bit, 184-pin module)
CPU1
DDR DIMM2 (72 bit, 184-pin module)
CHA FAN1
mPGA 604
SSI_POWER
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
CON12V
KBPWR1
DDR DIMM1 (72 bit, 184-pin module)
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
SB_PWR1
SATA_RAID1 SATA_RAID2
PCI3 (32-bit, 33MHz 5V)
TI
TSB43AB22A
CLRTC1 CHASSIS1
IDE_LED1
SMB1
GAME1
SYS_FAN1
PCH-DL
IEEE1394_1
J3
ASUS PCH-DL Deluxe motherboard
PANEL1
FLOPPY1
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2.2.4 Layout Contents
Sockets/Slots
Page
1.
2.
3.
4.
2-5
2-13
2-15
2-18
CPU sockets
DDR DIMM sockets
PCI-X/PCI slots
AGP Pro slot
Jumpers
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
CPU external frequency selection (3-pin J1)
IEEE 1394 setting (3-pin J3)
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1, USBPW2)
RAID enable (3-pin J2)
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC1)
2-19
2-19
2-20
2-20
2-21
2-21
Rear panel connectors
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
PS/2 mouse port
Parallel port
IEEE 1394 port
RJ-45 port
Line In port (light blue)
Line Out port (light green)
Microphone port (pink)
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
Serial ports
PS/2 keyboard port
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2-22
2-22
2-22
2-22
2-22
2-22
2-22
2-22
2-22
2-22
Internal connectors
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
2-4
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE[blue], SEC_IDE [black)
SMBus connector (6-1 pin SMB1)
RAID ATA/133/100/66/33 connector (40-1 pin PRI_RAID1)
Serial ATA RAID connectors (7-pin SATA_RAID1, SATA_RAID2)
SSI power connectors (24-pin, 8-pin)
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS1)
IEEE 1394 connector (10-1 pin IEEE1394_1)
CPU, chassis, and system fan connectors
(3-pin CHA_FAN1, CPU_FAN1/2, SYS_FAN1/2/3)
2-23
2-23
2-24
2-24
2-25
2-26
2-27
2-28
2-28
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Internal connectors (continued)
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_O1)
GAME/MIDI connector (16-1 pin GAME1)
Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD1, AUX1, MODEM1)
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO1)
Hard disk activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED1)
System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
- System Power LED (3-pin PLED)
- Message LED (2-pin MLED)
- System warning speaker (4-pin SPKR)
- Hard disk activity (2-pin HD_LED)
- Power switch / Soft-off switch (2-pin PWR_SW)
- Reset switch (2-pin RESET)
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2-30
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.3.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with dual surface mount 604-pin Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) sockets. The sockets are designed for the Intel® Xeon™
Processor in the 604-pin package with 1MB/512KB L2 cache.
Prestonia
Gold Arrow
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2.3.2 Installing the CPU
Note in the above illustration that the CPU has a gold triangular mark on
one corner. This mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that should match a
specific corner of the CPU socket.
If installing only one CPU, use CPU socket 1 to ensure system
stability..
Socket for CPU1
Socket for CPU2
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Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
Follow these steps to install a CPU.
1. Locate the 604-pin ZIF sockets on
the motherboard. Flip up the
socket lever and push it all the
way to the other side.
Make sure that the socket
lever is pushed back all the
way, otherwise the CPU does
not fit in completely.
Marked Corner
2. Position the CPU above the
socket as shown.
3. Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one
correct orientation. DO NOT
force the CPU into the socket
to prevent bending the pins
and damaging the CPU!
4. Carefully push down the socket
lever to secure the CPU. The lever
clicks on the side tab to indicate
that it is locked.
5. Apply the thermal interface
material (thermal grease) to the
top of the CPU. This thermal
grease should come with the CPU
package.
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2.3.3 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® Xeon™ processors require an Intel certified heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
When you buy a boxed Intel CPU, the package includes the heatsink, fan,
retention brackets, screws, thermal grease, installation manual, and other
items that are necessary for CPU installation.
1. Perform the installation steps 1 to 3 in this section before
installing you motherboard into the chassis.
2. Make sure that you have applied the thermal grease to the top of
the CPU before installing the heatsink and fan.
3. Refer to the installation manual that came with the CPU package
for details on heatsink/fan assembly and installation.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. With the motherboard on a flat stable surface (such as a table), place
the thermal plate underneath a CPU socket, matching the standoffs on
the plate with the four holes around the CPU socket.
The figure below shows the corresponding matches of the
motherboard holes and standoffs.
Motherboard hole
Standoff
CPU
thermal
plate
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2. Place the heatsink retention
mechanism over the CPU socket,
matching its holes with the four
holes on the motherboard and the
standoffs on the thermal plate.
Heatsink retention mechanism
3. Secure the retention mechanism
with the thermal plate using four
screws.
4. Position the heatsink on top of the
CPU, having its angled side (with
cut corners) facing the memory
sockets. Make sure that the
heatsink base fits completely on
the retention mechanism.
Heatsink angled side
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5. Secure the heatsink with the
retention clips.
Retention clip
a. Insert the center hole of a
retention clip into the center tab
on the retention mechanism.
b. Slightly move the clip to the right
so that the center tab is
positioned on the narrow side of
the hole. This ensures that the
side holes fit on the side tabs.
c. Press one end of the clip to snap
its hole on the right side tab.
5a
5c
5b
Center tab position when
retention clip is in place
d. Press the other end of the clip to
snap its hole on the left side tab.
This secures one side of the
heatsink.
5d
6. Follow step 5 to install the other retention clip, and completely secure
the heatsink.
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7. Detach the cover of the air tunnel
by twisting it back and forth.
Detachable cover
8. Align the two pegs on the air
tunnel with the corner holes of the
fan module. Press the module
down until the four hooks on the
air tunnel snap on its sides.
Hook
Corners with pegs
9. Position the fan and air tunnel
assembly over the heatsink such
that the two curved corners match
the angled side of the heatsink.
Curved corners
10. Align and insert the side rails of
the air tunnel into the grooves on
the retention mechanism.
NOTE You may need to slightly press
out the side of the retention
mechanism to properly insert the
air tunnel.
Side rail
Groove (inner side)
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11. Press down the fan and air tunnel
assembly until the side rails slide
past the grooves and over the rail
stoppers. The protruding tab on
each corner of the air tunnel
should snap over the dents on the
retention mechanism.
Rail stopper
Side rail
Protruding tabs
12. Connect the fan cable to the
connector CPU_FAN1 on the
motherboard.
Make sure to connect to the
correct fan connector.
Otherwise, you will get a
warning message during
POST.
Fan connector
Fan cable
13. To install a second CPU and heatsink, follow the same procedure as in
the first CPU installation.
For the second CPU, make sure to connect the CPU fan cable to the
connector CPU_FAN2.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets.
DIMM_B2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_A1
104 Pins
80 Pins
The following figure illustrates the location of the DDR DIMM sockets.
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2.4.2 Memory configurations
You may install 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB DDR DIMMs into
the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
Important notes
1. Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations
may cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. Use any of
the recommended configurations in Table 1.
2. In dual-channel configurations, install only identical (the same
type and size) DDR DIMM pairs for each channel.
3. Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor.
4. Make sure that the memory frequency matches the CPU FSB
(Front Side Bus). Refer to Table 2.
5. DIMMs installed into any three sockets will function in singlechannel mode.
6. When all four sockets are populated with 1GB DIMMs (total 4GB),
the system may detect only about 3.6GB (less than 4GB) due to
Southbridge resource allocation.
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Table 1
Recommended memory configurations
Mode
DDR1
(blue)
Sockets
DDR2
DDR3
(black)
(blue)
DDR4
(black)
Single-channel
(1) Populated
—
—
—
(2)
—
Populated
—
—
(3)
—
—
Populated
—
(4)
—
—
—
Populated
Dual-channel
(1) Populated
—
Populated
—
Populated
—
Populated
(3)* Populated Populated Populated Populated
(2)
—
* For dual-channel configuration (3), you may:
• install identical DIMMs in all four sockets
or
• install identical DIMM pair in DDR1 and DDR3 (blue sockets)
and identical DIMM pair in DDR2 and DDR4 (black sockets)
Table 2
Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization
CPU FSB
DDR DIMM Type
Memory Frequency
533 MHz
PC2700/PC2100
333/266 MHz
400 MHz
PC2100
266 MHz
Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors for better
system performance. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the
latest QVL.
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2.4.3 Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing
DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.
Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
DDR DIMM notch
1. Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2. Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
Unlocked Retaining Clip
A DDR 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.
3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
2.4.4 Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps 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. Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The motherboard
has two 64-bit PCI-X slots and three 32-bit PCI slots. The following subsections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.5.1 Installing an expansion card
Follow these steps to install an expansion card.
1. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that
came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed
in a chassis).
3. Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the
screw for later use.
4. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
5. Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6. Replace the system cover.
2.5.2 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software
settings.
1. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
2. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
0
1
2
3*
4*
5*
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14*
15*
*
Priority
1
2
N/A
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Programmable Interrupt
Communications Port (COM2)
Communications Port (COM1)
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI Mode when used
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
INTA#
PCI slot 1
IRQ_F#
PCI slot 2
IRQ_G#
PCI slot 3
IRQ_H#
PCI-X slot 1
PI_IRQ0#
PCI-X slot 2
PI_IRQ1#
AGP Pro/8X slot
IRQ_A#
Onbd. USB controller #1
IRQ_A#
Onbd. USB controller #2
IRQ_D#
Onbd. USB controller #3
IRQ_C#
Onbd. USB controller #4
IRQ_A#
Onbd. USB 2.0 controller
IRQ_H#
Onbd. LAN controller (Intel 82547GI)
IRQ_F#
Onbd. RAID controller (Promise 20378) IRQ_H#
Onbd. IDE controller
IRQ_C#
Onbd. SATA controller (6300ESB ICH)
IRQ_C#
Onbd. 1394 controller (TSB43AB22A)
IRQ_E#
Onbd. audio controller (AD1980)
IRQ_B#
INTB#
IRQ_G#
IRQ_H#
IRQ_E#
PI_IRQ1#
PI_IRQ2#
IRQ_B#
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
INTC#
INTD#
IRQ_H#
IRQ_E#
IRQ_E#
IRQ_F#
IRQ_F#
IRQ_G#
PI_IRQ2# PI_IRQ3#
PI_IRQ3# PI_IRQ0#
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.
Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the
system unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.5.3 PCI slots
The PCI slots support PCI cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB
card, and other cards that comply with PCI specifications.
When installing long PCI cards, it is recommended that you install
them in PCI slot 1, PCI slot 3, or PCI-X slot 2. Long PCI cards installed
in PCI slot 2 and PCI-X slot 1 may interfere with the SATA connectors.
2.5.4 AGP Pro slot
This motherboard has an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) Pro slot that
supports AGP 8X (+0.8V) cards and AGP 4X (+1.5V) cards. When you buy
an AGP card, make sure that you ask for one with +0.8V or +1.5V
specification.
Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that they fit the AGP
slot on your motherboard.
Install only +0.8V or +1.5V AGP cards. This motherboard does not
support 3.3V AGP cards.
Keyed for 1.5V
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2.6
Jumpers
1. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) if you wish to wake up the
computer when you press a key on the keyboard. This feature requires
an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead,
and a corresponding setting in the BIOS. Refer to Chapter 4 for
information.
KBPWR1
1 2
2 3
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
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2. CPU external frequency selection (3-pin J1)
This jumper allows you to select your desired CPU external frequency
(or bus clock).
J1
1
3
2
4
CPU select
frequency
(Default)
3
4
5
6
100MHz
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3. IEEE 1394 setting (3-pin J3)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard IEEE 1394
controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the 1394 feature.
J3
2 3
1 2
Enable
(Default)
Disable
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4. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1, USBPW2)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow
refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
USBPW1
2
1
+5V
(Default)
3
2
+5VSB
USBPW2
1 2
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2 3
+5VSB
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1. The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port. Otherwise,
the system would not power up.
2. The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep
mode.
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5. RAID enable (3-pin J2)
This jumper allows you enable or disable the Promise PDC20378
RAID controller.
J2
2 3
1 2
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Disable
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6. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. The RAM data in CMOS, that include system setup information
such as system date, time, and system setup parameters, and
passwords, is powered by the onboard button cell battery.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4. Re-install the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
CLRTC1
1 2
2 3
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Normal
(Default)
Clear CMOS
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot
failure!
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2.7
Connectors
2.7.1 Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
11
10
9
8
1. PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
2. Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or
other devices.
3. IEEE 1394 port. This port connects IEEE 1394-compliant devices like
camcorders, VCRs, printers, or digital cameras.
4. RJ-45 port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
5. Line In port. This Line In (light blue) port connects a tape player or
other audio sources. In 6-channel mode, the function of this port
becomes Bass/Center.
6. Line Out port. This Line Out (light green) port connects a headphone
or a speaker. In 6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Front Speaker Out.
7. Microphone port. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone. In
6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Rear Speaker Out.
8. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
10. Serial ports. These 9-pin COM1 ports are for pointing devices or other
serial devices.
11. PS/2 keyboard port. This purple connector is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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2.7.2 Internal connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the
floppy drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when
using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug).
FLOPPY1
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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2. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These next generation connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables
for Serial ATA hard disks. The current Serial ATA interface allows up to
150 MB/s data transfer rate, faster than the standard parallel ATA with
133 MB/s (Ultra ATA/133).
If you installed Serial ATA hard disks, you may create a RAID 0/RAID 1
configuration using the RAID feature of the Intel® 6300ESB ICH.
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
SATA1
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GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
SATA2
The Serial ATA RAID feature (RAID 0/1) is available only if you are
using Windows XP.
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3. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE[blue], SEC_IDE [black)
This connector supports the provided UltraDMA/100/66 IDE hard disk
ribbon cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the primary
(recommended) or secondary IDE connector, then connect the gray
connector to the UltraDMA/100/66 slave device (hard disk drive) and
the black connector to the UltraDMA/100/66 master device.
•
Refer to the hard disk drive label or documentation when setting
the device as master or slave.
•
Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the UltraDMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect orientation
when you connect the cables.
SEC_IDE1
PIN 1
PRI_IDE1
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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4. SMBus connector (6-1 pin SMB1)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
SMB1
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SMBDATA
+3V
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5. RAID ATA/133/100/66/33 connector (40-1 pin PRI_RAID1)
This connector supports either RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration through
the onboard Promise® PDC20378 controller. You can connect two
UltraATA133 hard disks to this connector and set up a disk array
configuration. You may also set up the UltraATA133 hard disks with the
Serial ATA hard disks on the Serial ATA RAID connectors to create a
multi-RAID configuration.
PIN 1
PRI_RAID1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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1. If you wish to create a RAID set using UltraATA hard disks, make
sure that you have connected the UltraATA cable and installed
UltraATA 133 hard disks.
2. The Promise® PDC20378 RAID controller does not support ATAPI
devices such as CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, etc.
3. For RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations, use both Parallel ATA and
Serial ATA devices for better performance.
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SATA_RAID1
SATA_RAID2
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
6. Serial ATA RAID connectors (7-pin SATA_RAID1, SATA_RAID2)
These Serial ATA connectors support SATA hard disks that you may
configure as a RAID set. Through the onboard Promise® PDC20378
RAID controller, you may create a RAID0, RAID1, RAID0+1, or multiRAID configuration.
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1. If you wish to create a RAID set, make sure that you have
connected the SATA cable and installed Serial ATA devices. You
cannot enter the SATARaid™ utility and SATA BIOS setup during
POST if there are no connected Serial ATA devices.
2. The Promise® PDC20378 RAID controller does not support ATAPI
devices such as CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, etc.
3. For RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations, use both Parallel ATA and
Serial ATA devices for better performance.
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7. SSI power connectors (24-pin, 8-pin)
These connectors connect to an SSI-type 12V power supply. The plugs
from the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
In addition to the 24-pin power connector, this motherboard requires
that you connect the 8-pin +12V power plug to provide sufficient power
to the CPU.
1. Do not forget to connect the 8-pin +12V power plug. Otherwise, the
system does not boot up.
2. Make sure that your power supply can provide 8A on the +12V
lead and at least 1A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). The
minimum recommended wattage is 300W. The system may
become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
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+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
12V
12V
12V
12V
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
8-pin
GND
GND
GND
GND
24-pin Power Connector
For Power Supply
with 20-pin
Power Connector
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8. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS1)
This lead is for a chassis designed with intrusion detection feature.
This requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to this
lead to record a chassis intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. If you wish to use the chassis intrusion detection
feature, remove the jumper cap from the pins.
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GND
+5VSB_MB
CHASSIS1
(Default)
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TPA0GND
TPB0+12V
GND
9. IEEE 1394 connector (10-1 pin IEEE1394_1)
This connector is for a 1394 module. Attach the 10-1 pin 1394 cable
plug from the module to this connector. You may also connect a 1394compliant internal hard disk to this connector.
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1
TPA0+
GND
TPB0+
+12V
IEEE1394_1
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10. CPU, chassis, and system fan connectors
(3-pin CHA_FAN1, CPU_FAN1/2, SYS_FAN1/2/3)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan
cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
CHA_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
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SYS_FAN3
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Rotation
+12V
GND
SYS_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
CPU_FAN1 Rotation
+12V
CPU_FAN2 GND
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of
sufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on
the fan connectors!
SPDIFOUT
GND
+5V
11. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_O1)
This S/PDIF Out connector is available for an S/PDIF audio module.
Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector and the
other end to the S/PDIF module.
SPDIF_01
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+5V
J1B2
J1CY
GND
GND
J1CX
J1B1
+5V
12. GAME/MIDI connector (16-1 pin GAME1)
This connector supports a GAME/MIDI module. Connect the GAME/
MIDI cable to this connector. The GAME/MIDI port on the module
connects a joystick or a game pad for playing games, and MIDI
devices for playing or editing audio files.
GAME1
MIDI_IN
J2B2
J2CY
MIDI_OUT
J2CX
J2B1
+5V
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MODEM1
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
Modem-Out
Ground
Ground
Modem-In
13. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD1, AUX1, MODEM1)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card. The MODEM
connector allows the onboard audio to interface with a voice modem
card with a similar connector. It also allows the sharing of mono_in
(such as a phone) and a mono_out (such as a speaker) between the
audio and a voice modem card.
CD1 (Black) AUX1 (White)
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14. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO1)
This is an interface for the Intel front panel audio cable that allow
convenient connection and control of audio devices.
By default, the pins labeled LINE OUT_R/BLINE_OUT_R and the pins
LINE OUT_L/BLINE_OUT_L are shorted with jumper caps. Remove
the caps only when you are connecting the front panel audio cable.
FP_AUDIO1
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
BLINE_OUT_L
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15. Hard disk activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED1)
This connector supplied power to the hard disk activity LED. The read
or write activities of any device connected to the primary or secondary
IDE connector cause this LED to light up.
IDE_LED1
- +
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TIP: If the case-mounted LED does not
light up, try reversing the 2-pin plug.
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16. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
Message LED
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Reset
Ground
+5V
HD_LED+
HD_LEDSpeaker
PWR
Ground
LAN_ACT
+5VSB
MLED
PLED+
LAN_LINK
PLED-
Power LED
Speaker
Connector
Reset SW
ATX Power
Switch*
* Requires an ATX power supply.
• System Power LED (3-pin PLED)
This lead connects to the system power LED. The LED lights up when
you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep
mode.
• Message LED (2-pin MLED)
This lead connects to the message LED cable on the front panel and
indicates the booting status. The LED blinks when the system is in the
boot process until the operating system is loaded.
• System warning speaker (4-pin SPKR)
This lead connects to the case-mounted speaker and allows you to
hear system beeps and warnings.
• Hard disk activity (2-pin HD_LED)
This lead connects the HDD LED cable. The read or write activities of
the device connected to the any of IDE connectors cause the IDE LED
to light up.
• Power switch / Soft-off switch (2-pin PWR_SW)
This lead connects a switch that controls the system power. Pressing
the power switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP, or ON and
SOFT OFF, depending on the BIOS or OS settings. Pressing the
power switch while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds turns the
system OFF.
• Reset switch (2-pin RESET)
This lead connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting the
system without turning off the system power.
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Chapter 3
This chapter describes the power up
sequence and gives information on the
BIOS beep codes.
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
Starting up for the first time .......................... 3-1
3.2
Powering off the computer ........................... 3-2
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Starting up for the first time
1. After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2. Be sure that all switches are off.
3. Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
4. Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
5. Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power
6. After applying power, the power LED on the system front panel case lights
up. For SSI-type power supplies, the system LED lights up when you
press the power switch. If your monitor complies with “green” standards or
if it has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or switch
between orange and green after the system LED turns on. The system
then runs the power-on tests. While the tests are running, the BIOS beeps
(see BIOS beep codes table below) or additional messages appear on
the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you
turned on the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check
the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
Award/Phoenix BIOS beep codes
No. of Beeps
2
3
4
6
7
8
10
Description
Parity error
Main memory read/write test error
Motherboard timer not operational
Keyboard controller BAT test error
General exception error
Display memory error
CMOS shutdown register read/write error
7. At power on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Vocal POST Messages
This motherboard includes the Winbond speech controller to support a
special feature called the ASUS POST Reporter™. This feature gives you
vocal POST messages and alerts to inform you of system events and boot
status. In case of a boot failure, you will hear the specific cause of the
problem.
These POST messages are customizable using the Winbond Voice Editor
software that came with your package. You can record your own
messages to replace the default messages.
Following is a list of the default POST messages and their corresponding
actions, if any.
POST message
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Action
No CPU installed
• Install an Intel® Xeon™ Processor
into the CPU socket.
System failed CPU test
• Check the CPU if properly installed.
• Call ASUS technical support for
assistance. See the “ASUS contact
information.”
System failed memory test
• Install 184-pin unbuffered
PC3200/2700/2100 DIMMs into
the DIMM sockets.
• Check if the DIMMs on the DIMM
sockets are properly installed.
• Make sure that your DIMMs are
not defective.
• Refer to section “2.4 System
memory” for instruction on installing
a DIMM.
System failed VGA test
• Install a PCI VGA card into one of
the PCI slots, or a +0.8V/1.5V AGP
card into the AGP slot.
• Make sure that your VGA/AGP card
is not defective.
System failed due to CPU
over-clocking
• Check your CPU settings in BIOS
and make sure you only set to the
recommended settings.
Chapter 3: Powering up
POST message
Action
No keyboard detected
• Check your keyboard if properly
connected to the purple PS/2
connector on the rear panel.
• See section “2.7.1 Rear panel
connectors” for the location of the
connector.
No floppy disk detected
• Make sure you have connected a
floppy disk to the floppy disk
connector on the motherboard.
• See section “2.7 Connectors.”
No IDE hard disk detected
• Make sure you have connected an
IDE hard disk drive to the one of the
IDE connectors on the motherboard.
• See section “2.7 Connectors.”
CPU temperature too high
• Check CPU fan if working properly.
CPU fan failed
• Check the CPU fan and make sure
it turns on after you applied power
to the system.
• Make sure that your CPU fan
supports the fan speed detection
function.
CPU voltage out of range
• Check your power supply and
make sure it is not defective.
• Call ASUS technical support for
assistance. See the “ASUS contact
information.”
System completed Power-On Self Test • No action required
Computer now booting to operating
system
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• No action required
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3.3
Powering off the computer
3.3.1 Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2000 Professional or Windows® 2000 Server:
1. Click the Start button then click Shut Down...
2. Make sure that the Shut down option button is selected, then click the
OK button to shut down the computer.
3. The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® XP or Windows® Server 2003:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3. The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
3.3.2 Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than 4 seconds
puts the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS
setting. Pressing the power switch for more than 4 seconds lets the
system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. See section
“4.5 Power Menu” in Chapter 4.
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Chapter 3: Powering up
Chapter 4
This chapter tells how to change system
settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS .............. 4-1
4.2
BIOS Setup program ...................................... 4-3
4.3
Main menu ...................................................... 4-6
4.4
Advanced menu ........................................... 4-12
4.5
Power menu .................................................. 4-26
4.6
Boot menu .................................................... 4-32
4.7
Exit menu ...................................................... 4-37
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Managing and updating your BIOS
•
The original BIOS file for this motherboard is in the support CD.
•
Copy the original BIOS to a bootable floppy disk in case you
need to restore the BIOS in the future.
4.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
format a: /s, then press the <Enter> key
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a new 1.44 MB floppy disk in the floppy disk drive.
b. From the Windows desktop, click Start > My Computer.
c. In the My Computer window, click the 3 1/2 Floppy icon.
d. From the Menu bar, click File > Format.
e. Select “Create an MS-DOS Startup Disk” in the Format Options
field, then click Start.
2. Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable
floppy disk.
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4.1.2 Updating the BIOS
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the
AwardBIOS Flash Utility (AWDFLASH.EXE). Follow these instructions to
update the BIOS using this utility.
1. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS web site. Rename the file
to *.BIN and save it to a floppy disk.
2. Insert the disk that contains the new BIOS file into the floppy drive.
Save only the updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to avoid loading the
wrong BIOS file.
3. Reboot the computer.
4. Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following screen.
1001-015.BIN
5. AWDFLASH checks the new BIOS file from the floppy disk.
6. After verification, AWDFLASH flashes the new BIOS file. Do not shut
down the computer during the flash process.
1001-015.BIN
7. After the new BIOS file is copied, the computer returns to POST.
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4.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard includes a Flash ROM that you can update using the
provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing and updating your
BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to
change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you
may want to enable the security password feature or make changes to 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 Flash ROM.
The Flash ROM on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run
this program. Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility, otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is
a menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various
sub-menus and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only,
and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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4.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu bar
Menu items
General help
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Date (mm:dd:yy)
11: 10 : 30
Wed, Mar 24 2004
Legacy Diskette A
Floppy 3 Mode Support
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[Disabled]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
261120K
26114K
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Navigation keys
Change the day, month,
year and century.
Field settings
4.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
Power
Boot
Exit
For changing the basic system configuration settings
For changing the advanced system settings
For changing the power configuration settings
For changing the system boot configuration settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
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4.2.3 Navigation keys
At the bottom 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.
The navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
4.2.4 General help
On the right side of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected
item.
4.2.5 Sub-menu
An item with a sub-menu on any menu screen is distinguished by a solid
triangle before the item. To display the sub-menu, select the item and
press Enter.
4.2.6 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 Up/Down arrow keys or
PageUp/PageDown keys to display the other items on the screen.
4.2.7 Pop-up window
Select an item in the menu, then press Enter to display a pop-up window
with the configuration options for that item.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “4.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the
menu screen items and how to navigate through them.
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Date (mm:dd:yy)
11: 10 : 30
Wed, Mar 24 2004
Legacy Diskette A
Floppy 3 Mode Support
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[Disabled]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
261120K
26114K
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the day, month,
year and century.
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Sets the system to the time that you specify (usually the current time). The
format is hour:minute:second. Valid values for hour, minute, and second
are Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second: (00 to 59). Use the <Tab>
key to move between the hour, minute, and second fields.
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Sets the system to the date that you specify (usually the current date). The
format is month:day:year. Valid values for month, day, and year are Month:
(1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (1999 to 2099). Use the <Tab> key to move
between the month, day, and year fields.
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [None] [360K,
5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
Floppy 3 Mode Support [Disabled]
This is required to support older Japanese floppy drives. The Floppy 3
Mode feature allows reading and writing of 1.2MB (as opposed to 1.44MB)
on a 3.5-inch floppy disk. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Base/Extended/Total Memory [xxxK]
The base memory, extended memory, and total memory values are autodetected. These fields are not user-configurable.
4.3.1 Primary IDE Master
Primary Master
Select Menu
Auto-Detection
[Press Enter]
Item Specific Help
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
To auto-detect the
HDD’s size, head...on
this channel.
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
Transfer Mode
S.M.A.R.T Status
0 MB
0
0
0
0
0
[Auto]
[Auto]
None
None
Auto-Detection [Press Enter]
Press Enter to automatically detect an IDE drive, if the drive is not yet
detected. Upon pressing Enter, the message “Detecting Hard Drive...”
appears as the BIOS attempts to detect the presence of a IDE drive.
Primary IDE Master [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE drive. If automatic detection is
successful, the setup BIOS automatically fills in the correct values for the
remaining fields on this sub-menu.
If automatic detection fails, this may be because the IDE drive is too old or
too new. If the drive was already formatted on a previous system, the
BIOS may detect incorrect parameters. In these cases, select [Manual] to
manually enter the IDE drive parameters. Refer to the section “Manually
detecting an IDE drive.”
If no drive is installed or if you are removing a drive and not replacing it,
select [None]. Configuration options: [None] [Auto] [Manual]
The IDE drive information items are grayed out when this item is set to
[Auto].
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Access Mode [Auto]
Allows selection of the sector addressing mode. The default [Auto] allows
automatic detection of an IDE drive. Set this item to [CHS] if the Primary
IDE Master item is set to [Manual] so you can manually enter the drive
values. Configuration options: [CHS] [LBA] [Large] [Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
Sets the PIO mode for the IDE drive. The settings Mode 0 to 4 allow
successive increase in performance. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4]
UDMA Mode [Auto]
When this item is set to [Auto], the UDMA capability allows improved
transfer speeds and data integrity for supported IDE drives. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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Manually detecting an IDE drive
If you wish to manually enter the drive information, set the Primary IDE
Master item to [Manual], and the Access Mode item to [CHS].
Primary Master
Select Menu
Auto-Detection
[Press Enter]
Item Specific Help
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
[Manual]
[CHS]
Selects the type of
fixed disk connected
to the system.
[Manual] lets you
select the number of
cylinders, heads, etc.
Note: PRECOMP=65535
means NONE.
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
Transfer Mode
S.M.A.R.T. Status
0 MB
0
0
0
0
0
[Auto]
[Auto]
None
None
Before attempting to manually configure an IDE drive, make sure that
you have the correct configuration information supplied by the drive
manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to
recognize the installed IDE drive!
To manually enter the number of cylinder, head, precomp, landing zone,
and sector per track for the drive, highlight an item, key-in the value that
you obtained from the drive documentation, then press Enter. Refer to the
drive documentation or the drive label for this information.
To enter a value, you may also highlight the item, then press Enter to
display a pop-up menu. Type in the value from the drive documentation,
then press Enter.
Capacity [xxxxx MB]
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. The value is not userconfigurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders.
Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads.
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Precomp
Displays the precompressed volumes on the hard disk, if any, on the
motherboard.
Landing Zone
Displays the drive’s maximum usable capacity as calculated by the BIOS
based on the drive information you entered.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track.
Transfer Mode
Shows the data transfer mode if the IDE hard disk drive supports the
feature. Otherwise, this item is grayed out and shows the value [None].
S.M.A.R.T. Status
Shows the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology
(S.M.A.R.T.) status if the IDE hard disk drive supports the feature.
Otherwise, this item is grayed out and shows the value [None].
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information, use a disk utility,
such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE drives. This is
necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make
sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drive to “Active.”
4.3.2 Primary IDE Slave
When configuring a drive as Primary IDE Slave, refer to section “4.3.1
Primary IDE Master” for the menu item descriptions.
4.3.3 Secondary IDE Master
When configuring a drive as Secondary IDE Master, refer to section “4.3.1
Primary IDE Master” for the menu item descriptions.
4.3.4 Secondary IDE Slave
When configuring a drive as Secondary IDE Slave, refer to section “4.3.1
Primary IDE Master” for the menu item descriptions.
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4.3.5 Third IDE Master
When configuring a drive as Third IDE Master, refer to section “4.3.1
Primary IDE Master” for the menu item descriptions which are not
discussed in this section.
Third IDE Master
Select Menu
Auto-Detection
[Press Enter]
Item Specific Help
Extended IDE Drive
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Selects the type of
fixed disk connected
to the system.
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
Transfer Mode
S.M.A.R.T Status
0
0
0
0
0
None
None
Extended IDE Drive [Auto]
When set to [Auto], allows automatic selection of the extended IDE drive
installed, if any. Set this item to [None] if there is no extended IDE drive, or
if you do not wish to detect the drive even if installed. Configuration
options: [None] [Auto]
Access Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Large] [Auto]
4.3.6 Fourth IDE Master
When configuring a drive as Fourth IDE Master, refer to section “4.3.1
Primary IDE Master” and section “4.3.5 Third IDE Master” for the menu
item descriptions.
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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU,
memory, chipset, and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction!
Select Menu
Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Configuration
Memory Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Device
Speech Configuration
PCIPnP
USB Configuration
Item Specific Help
Virus Protection, Boot
Sequence...
4.4.1 Advanced BIOS Features
This menu shows the chipset and DRAM Vcore voltage settings. Select an
item then press Enter to display a pop-up menu with the configuration
options.
Advanced BIOS Features
Chipset Vcore Voltage
DRAM Vcore Voltage
[+1.6V]
[+2.6V]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [ENTER] to
adjust Chipset Vcore
voltage.
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Setting to very high Vcore voltages may cause the system to become
unstable!
Chipset Vcore Voltage [+1.6V]
Allows adjustment of the chipset Vcore voltage. Configuration options:
[+1.5V] [+1.6V] [+1.7V] [+1.8V]
DRAM Vcore Voltage [+2.6V]
Allows adjustment of the DRAM Vcore voltage. Configuration options:
[+2.8V] [+2.7V] [+2.6V]
4.4.2 CPU Configuration
This menu shows the CPU configuration settings. Select an item then
press Enter to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
CPU Configuration
CPU L1 & L2 Cache
Hyper-Threading Technology
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Disable/Enable CPU L1/
L2 cache.
CPU L1 & L2 Cache [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU L1 and L2 cache. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hyper-Threading Technolody [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Hyper-Threading Technology
feature. Set this item to [Enabled] if you are using an operating system that
is optimized for Hyper-Threading Technology, such as Windows XP or
Linux 2.4. Otherwise, set this item to [Disabled]. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.3 Memory Configuration
This menu shows the memory configuration settings. Select an item then
press Enter to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
Memory Configuration
DRAM Frequency
Memory Timing Selectable
Cache Latency Time
Active to Precharge Delay
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
DRAM RAS# Precharge
Memory Parity Check
[Auto]
[By SPD]
2.5
7
3
3
Enabled
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set DRAM Frequency.
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
This item sets the DRAM operating frequency. Configuration options:
[DDR266] [DDR333] [Auto]
Memory Timing Selectable [By SPD]
The DRAM clock are set according to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence
Detect). Select [By SPD] for automatic DRAM clock detection. Select
[Manual] to allow setting the succeeding memory items to optimal timings.
Configuration options: [Manual] [By SPD]
The items CAS Latency Time, Active to Precharge Delay, DRAM RAS#
to CAS# Delay, and DRAM RAS# Precharge are configurable only
when the Memory Timing Selectable item is set to [Manual].
CAS Latency Time [2.5]
This item sets the latency (in clocks) between the DRAM read command
and the time the data actually becomes available. Configuration options:
[2] [2.5] [3]
Active to Precharge Delay [7]
This item controls the number of DRAM clocks used for DRAM
parameters. Configuration options: [8] [7] [6] [5]
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DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [3]
Controls the latency between the DRAM active command and the read/
write command. Configuration options: [4] [3] [2]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [3]
This item controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to
the DDR SDRAM. Configuration options: [4] [3] [2]
Memory Parity Check [Enabled]
Allows memory parity checking option (ECC). This item is not userconfiguration but set to [Enabled] by default.
4.4.4 Chipset
This menu shows the chipset configuration settings. Select an item then
press Enter to display a sub-menu with additional items, or show a pop-up
menu with the configuration options.
Chipset
AGP Bridge Configuration
Frequency/Voltage Control
System BIOS Cacheable
Video BIOS Cacheable
Init Display First
Auto Detect PCI Clk
Spread Spectrum
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[AGP Slot]
[Enabled]
[- 0.50 %]
Press Enter to set.
System BIOS Cacheable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the cache function of the system BIOS.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Video BIOS Cacheable [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the cache function of the video BIOS.
Setting to [Enabled] improves the display speed by caching the display
data. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Init Display First [AGP Slot]
Allows you to select the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI VGA Card] [AGP Slot]
Auto Detect PCI Clk [Enabled]
Allows you to select the maximum PCI bus speed to be porgrammed.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Spread Spectrum [- 0.50%]
Allows you to select the clock generator spread sprectrum. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [- 0.40%] [- 0.50%] [- 0.60%] [- 1.00%]
AGP Bridge Configuration
AGP Bridge Configuration
AGP Aperture Size (MB)
[128]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Size of the AGP
Aperture.
AGP Aperture Size [128]
This feature allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP
graphic data. Configuration options: [4] [8] [16] [32] [64] [128] [256]
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Frequency/Voltage Control
CPU Clock
CPU Clock Ratio
[133MHz]
[20 X]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set CPU Frequency.
Take caution when overclocking the CPU. Overclocking may cause the
system to be unstable.
CPU Clock [133MHz]
Allows you to set the CPU frequency. Key-in a value within the specified
range, then press Enter. Configuration options: [Min=133] [Max=165]
CPU Clock Ratio [20 X]
Sets the ratio between the CPU core clock and the Front Side Bus (FSB)
frequency. Key-in a value within the specified range, then press Enter.
Configuration options: [Min=12] [Max=23]
The minimum and maximum configuration values depend on the
installed CPU.
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4.4.5 Onboard Device
This menu shows the onboard device configuration settings. Select an
item then press Enter to display a sub-menu with additional items, or show
a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
Onboard Device
Onboard AC97 Audio
CSA LAN (Giga-LAN)
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Onboard 1394 Chip
Onboard Promise Controller
Operating Mode
SuperIO Device
SATA Configuration
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[RAID]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable/Disable Onboard
AC97 audio.
Onboard AC97 Audio [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard AC97 audio controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
CSA LAN (Giga-LAN) [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable the onboard Gigabit LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot ROM of the onboard LAN
controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard 1394 [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable the onboard IEEE 1394 controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard Promise Controller [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable the onboard Promise® RAID controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Operating Mode [RAID]
Allows you to set the RAID controller operating mode. This item is
configurable only when the Onboard Promise Controller item is set to
[Enabled]. Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID]
SuperIO Device
SuperIO Device
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Onboard Parallel Port
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Mode Select
ECP Mode Use DMA
Game Port Address
MIDI Port Address
MIDI Port IRQ
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[378/IRQ7]
[SPP]
EPP1.7
3
[201]
[330]
[10]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set Base I/O address
for serial port 1.
Serial Port 1 [3F8/IRQ4]
Serial Port 2 [2F8/IRQ3]
Allow you to select the serial port base addresses. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3] [Auto]
Onboard Parallel Port [378/IRQ7]
Allows you to select the parellel port base address. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [378/IRQ7] [278/IRG5] [3BC/IRQ7]
Parallel Port Mode [SPP]
Allows you to select the parallel port mode. Configuration options: [SPP]
[EPP] [ECP] [ECP+EPP] [Normal]
EPP Mode Select [EPP1.7]
Allows you to select the EPP mode. This item becomes configurable only if
the Parallel Port Mode is set to [EPP] or [ECP+EPP]. Configuration
options: [EPP 1.7] [EPP 1.9]
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ECP Mode Use DMA [3]
Allows you to select the ECP mode. This item becomes configurable only
if the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP] or [ECP+EPP]. Configuration
options: [1] [3]
Game Port Address [201]
Allows you to select the game port address. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [201] [209]
Midi Port Address [330]
Allows you to select the MIDI port address. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [330] [300] [290]
Midi Port IRQ [10]
Allows you to select the MIDI port IRQ. Configuration options: [5] [10]
SATA Configuration
SATA Configuration
*** On-Chip Serial ATA Setting ***
On-Chip Serial ATA
[Auto]
SATA Mode
IDE
Serial ATA Port0 Mode
SATA0 master
Serial ATA Port1 Mode
SATA1 master
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Disabled]: Disable
SATA Controller.
[Auto]: Auto-arrange
the BIOS.
[Combined Mode]: PATA
and SATA are combined.
Max. of 2 IDE drives
on each channel.
[Enhanced Mode]:
Enable both SATA and
PATA. Max. of 6 IDE
drives are supported.
[SATA Only]: SATA is
opeating in legacy
mode.
**On-Chip Serial ATA Setting
1. The items SATA Mode, Serial ATA Port0 Mode, and Serial ATA
Port1 Mode are configurable only when the On-Chip Serial ATA
item is not set to [Disabled].
2. Refer to the Parallel ATA and Serial ATA device configurations on
page 2-24 for more information when installing IDE devices.
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On-chip Serial ATA [Auto]
This item allows you to configure your serial ATA devices if present.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [Combined Mode] [Enhanced
Mode] [SATA Only]
a. Setting to [Auto] allows BIOS to automatically configure the SATA
devices.
b. Setting to [Combined Mode] allows you to install parallel ATA and
serial ATA devices at the same time. You may install two IDE devices
on any of the parallel ATA channels, and one IDE device on each
serial ATA channel for a maximum of four devices.
c. Setting to [Enhanced Mode] allows you to install parallel ATA and
serial ATA devices at the same time, with a maximum of six IDE
devices on each channel. Use ths option when you installed a native
operating system like Windows 2000/XP.
d. Setting to [SATA Only] allows you to install IDE devices on the Serial
ATA channels only.
e. Setting to [Disabled] disables the onboard SATA controller. The RAID
feature is also disabled.
SATA Mode [IDE]
When set to [RAID], this item allows configuration of the installed IDE
devices into a disk array. See Chapter 5 for information on RAID
configuration. Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID]
Serial ATA Port0 Mode [Primary Master]
Serial ATA Port1 Mode [Primary Master]
Allow you to set the SATA Port0 and Serial ATA Port1 modes. The options
for these items vary depending on the setting of the On-Chip Serial ATA
item. Configuration options: [Primary Master] [Primary Slave] [Secondary
Master] [Secondary Slave] [STA0 Master] [SATA1 Master]
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4.4.6 Speech Configuration
This menu shows the ASUS POST Reporter™ configuration settings.
Select an item then press Enter to display a pop-up menu with the
configuration options.
Speech Configuration
Speech IC Reporter
Report IDE Error
Report System Booting
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable/Disable Speech
IC Controller.
Speech IC Controller [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable the Speech IC controller. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Report IDE Error [Disabled]
Allows you enable or disable the IDE error reporting function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Report System Booting [Disabled]
Allows you enable or disable the system boot error reporting function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.7 PCIPnP
This menu shows the PCIPnP configuration settings. Select an item then
press Enter to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
PCIPnP
Select Menu
Reset Configuration Data
[Disabled]
Item Specific Help
Resources Controlled By
IRQ Resources
[Auto(ESCD)]
PCI/VGA
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Default is Disabled.
Select Enabled to
reset Extended System
Configuration Data
(ESCD) upon exiting
Setup, if you
installed a new add-on
card and the system
cannot boot due to a
serious conflict in
system configuration.
Pallete Snoop
1 Assignment
2 Assignment
3 Assignment
4 Assignment
5 Assignment
6 Assignment
7 Assignment
8 Assignment
Reset Configuration Data [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disabled resetting of the Extended System
Configuration Data (ESCD) when you exit the Setup. The ESCD includes
information on non-PnP devices. Set this item to [Enabled] if you installed
an expansion card that conflicts with other devices and cause system boot
failure. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resources Controlled By [Auto(ESCD)]
When set to [Auto(ESCD)], allows BIOS to automatically configure of all
boot and Plug and Play devices. When set to [Manual], you can assign the
available IRQ Resources to the PCI devices. Configuration options:
[Auto(ESCD)] [Manual]
When the item Resources Controlled By is set to [Auto(ESCD)], the
item IRQ Resources is grayed out and not user-configurable. Refer to
the section “IRQ Resources” for information on how to enable this item.
PCI/VGA Pallete Snoop [Disabled]
Some non-standard VGA cards, like graphics accelerators or MPEG video
cards, may not show colors properly. Setting this field to [Enabled] corrects
this problem. If you are using a standard VGA card, leave this field to the
default setting [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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INT Pin 1~8 Assignment [Auto]
Allows you to select the appropriate interrupt to the specific devices to
avoid conflict. Configuration options: [Auto] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11] [12]
[14] [15]
IRQ Resources
Set the item Resources Controlled By to [Manual] to enable the item
IRQ Resources and assign the interrupts depending on the type of
installed PCI devices.
PCIPnP
Select Menu
Reset Configuration Data
[Disabled]
Item Specific Help
Resources Controlled By
IRQ Resources
[Manual]
PCI/VGA
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
When resources are
controlled manually,
assign each system
interrupt a type
depending on the type
of device using the
interrupt.
Pallete Snoop
1 Assignment
2 Assignment
3 Assignment
4 Assignment
Select Menu
IRQ Resources
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Item Specific Help
Legacy ISA for devices
compliant with the
original PC AT bus
specification, PCI/ISA
PnP for devices
compliant with the
Plug and Play standard
whether designed for
PCI or ISa bus
architecture.
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI device]
The IRQ Resources sub-menu is activated when the Resources Controlled
by parameter is set to [Manual]. Select [PCI Device] to assign an IRQ
address to a Plug and Play device. Setting to [Reserved] reserves the IRQ
address. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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4.4.8 USB Configuration
This menu shows the USB configuration settings. Select an item then
press Enter to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
USB Legacy Mode Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Configures the USB
controller.
USB Controller [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable the USB controller. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EHCI controller. Setting this item to
[Enabled] allows the built-in high speed USB support in the BIOS to turn
on automatically when you install high speed USB devices. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Legacy Mode Support [Enabled]
Allows you enable or disable support for the legacy USB devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the power management
settings. Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration
options.
ACPI APIC Support
ACPI Suspend Type
APM Configuration
Hardware Configuration
[Enabled]
[S1&S3]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable/Disable ACPI
support for Operating
System.
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI feature on the operating system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI Suspend Type [S1&S3]
Allows you to select the ACPI state that you wish to use for system
suspend. Configuration options: [S1(POS)] [S3(STR)] [S1&S3]
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4.5.1 APM Configuration
This menu shows the Advanced Power Management (APM) configuration
settings. Select an item then press Enter to display a pop-up menu with
the configuration options.
APM Configuration
Power Management
HDD Power Down
Suspend Mode
Suspend Type
Restore on AC Power Loss
Video Off Method
Video Off In Suspend
MODEM Use IRQ
Soft-Off by PWR-BTN
USB Wake-Up from S3(S4)
Power On By PCI Devices
Power On By External Modem
POWER ON Function
KB Power On Password
Hot Key Power ON
Resume By Alarm
Date (of Month) Alarm
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
[User Define]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Stop Grant]
[Power Off]
[DPMS]
[Yes]
[3]
[Instant-Off]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Button Only]
Enter
Ctrl-F1
[Disabled]
0
0 : 0 : 0
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
This field allows you
to set the automatic
power saving features.
Power Management [User Define]
Allows you to set the automatic power saving features. Configuration
options: [User Define] [Min. Saving] [Max. Saving]
HDD Power Down [Disabled]
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of
inactivity as set in this user-configurable field. This feature does not affect
SCSI hard drives. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] ... [15 Min]
Suspend Mode [Disabled]
Sets the time period before the system goes into suspend mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min] [8 Min] [12 Min]
[20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [1 Hr]
Suspend Type [Stop Grant]
Allows you to select the suspend type. Configuration options: [Stop Grant]
[PwrOn Suspend]
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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 interruption. When set to [Power On], the system turns on
automatically after an power interruption. When set to [Last State], the
system goes into whatever was the system state (on or off) before the
power interruption. Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last
State]
Video Off Method [DPMS]
This item determines the video off features. The Display Power
Management System (DPMS) feature allows the BIOS to control the video
display card if it supports the DPMS feature. [Blank Screen] only blanks
the screen. Use this for monitors without power management or “green”
features. Configuration options: [Blank Screen] [V/H SYNC+Blank] [DPMS]
Video Off In Suspend [Yes]
This item determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor
power management. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
MODEM Use IRQ [3]
Allows you to select the IRQ assignment for the modem. Configuration
options: [NA] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11]
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN [Instant-Off]
When set to [Instant-Off], the system goes to soft off when you press the
power button for less than 4 seconds. When set to [Delay 4 Sec], press
the power button for more than 4 seconds to power off the system.
Configuration options: [Instant-Off] [Delay 4 Sec.]
USB Wake-Up From S3(S4) [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable system wake-up from S3 or S4 mode
through a USB keyboard/mouse event. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Power On By PCI Devices [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to generate a wake-up event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modem [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable system power up when the external
modem receives a call while in soft-off mode. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On Function [BUTTON ONLY]
Allows you to select a device to turn the system power on. Configuration
options: [Password] [Hot Key] [Mouse Left] [Mouse Right] [Any KEY]
[BUTTON ONLY] [PS/2 Mouse]
KB Power On Password [Enter]
Allows you to set a password to turn the system power on. Highlight this
item then press enter to set a password.
To configure this item, you should set the Power On Function item to
[Password].
Hot Key Power On [Ctrl-F1]
Allows you to set a hot key combination to turn the system power on.
Configuration options: [Ctrl-F1] ... [Ctrl-F12]
To configure this item, you should set the Power On Function item to
[Hot Key].
Resume by Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is enabled, you can set the date and time of alarm using the two
following items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Date (of Month) Alarm
[0]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press Enter to display a
pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified range then press Enter.
Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=31]
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm [0 : 0 : 0]
To set the time of alarm:
1. Highlight this item and press Enter to display a pop-up menu for the
hour field.
2. Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=23), then press Enter.
3. Press tab to move to the minutes field, then press Enter.
4. Key-in a minute value (Min=0, Max=59), then press Enter.
5. Press tab to move to the seconds field, then press Enter.
6. Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=59), then press Enter.
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4.5.2 Hardware Monitor
This menu shows the hardware monitoring status. Select an item then
press Enter to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
Hardware Monitor
Voltage Monitor
Smart Q-Fan Configuration
System Fan1 Speed
System Fan1 Speed
System Fan1 Speed
System Temperature1
System Temperature2
M/B Temperature
CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
Chassis Fan1 Speed
CPU
Fan1 Speed
CPU
Fan2 Speed
Shutdown Temperature
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
0 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
o
35 C/ 93oF
o
20 C/ 68oF
44oC/111oF
45oC/113oF
N/A
0 RPM
5152 RPM
0 RPM
[Disabled]
Press Enter to view.
Shutdown Temperature [Disabled]
Allows system shutdown when the temperature goes over the level that
you specified. Configuration options: [60oC/140oF] [65oC/149oF] [70oC/
158oF] [Disabled]
Voltage Monitor
Voltage Monitor
CPU VCORE A (V)
+12V Voltage
+3.3V Voltage
+5VCC Voltage
VBAT Voltage
+5VSB Voltage
1.45V
11.79V
3.26V
4.96V
3.10V
4.75V
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
CPU VCORE Voltage, +12V Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5VCC
Voltage, VBAT Voltage, +5VSB Voltage
Auto-detected voltages through the onboard voltage regulators.
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Smart Q-Fan Configuration
Smart Q-Fan Configuration
Chassis Q-Fan Temperature
Chassis Q-Fan Tole. Value
CPU Q-Fan Temperature
CPU Q-Fan Tolerance Value
[40oC/104oF]
[ 5]
[40oC/104oF]
[ 5]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Automatically adjusts
CPU fan speeds
according to system
temperature.
Chassis Q-Fan Temperature [40oC/104oF]
Allows automatic chassis fan speed adjustment according to the system
temperature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [45oC/113oF] [50oC/122oF]
[55oC/131oF] [60oC/140oF] [65oC/149oF]
Chassis Q-Fan Tole. Value [ 5]
Allows you to set the smart chassis fan speed detection range.
Configuration options: [Min = 1] [Max = 5]
CPU Q-Fan Temperature [40oC/104oF]
Allows automatic CPU fan speed adjustment according to the system
temperature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [45oC/113oF] [50oC/122oF]
[55oC/131oF] [60oC/140oF] [65oC/149oF]
CPU Q-Fan Tolerance Value [ 5]
Allows you to set the smart CPU fan speed detection range. Configuration
options: [Min = 1] [Max = 5]
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4.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot settings. Select
an item then press Enter to display a sub-menu with additional items, or
show a pop-up menu with the configuration options.
Select Menu
Boot Device Priority
Item Specific Help
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Removable Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
4.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[Removable]
[CDROM]
[Hard Disk]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select your Boot
Device Priority.
1st Boot Device [Removable]
2nd Boot Device [CDROM]
3rd Boot Device [Hard Disk]
These items allow you to select your boot device priority. Configuration
options: [Removable] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Legacy LAN] [Disabled]
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4.6.2 Hard Disk Boot Priority
Hard Disk Boot Priority
1. Bootable Add-in Cards
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press <+>
to move it up, or <->
to move it down the
list. Press <ESC> to
exit this menu.
4.6.3 Removable Device Priority
Removable Device Priority
1. Floppy Disks
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Use <up> or <down>
arrow to select a
device, then press <+>
to move it up, or <->
to move it down the
list. Press <ESC> to
exit this menu.
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4.6.4 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Other Device
Quick Power On Self Test
Halt On
Case Open Warning
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
Gate A20 Option
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Typematic Delay (Msec)
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[All Errors]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Fast]
[Non-OS2]
6
250
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select your Boot
Device Priority.
Boot Other Device [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable selection of other boot device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled]
This field speeds up the Power-On-Self Test (POST) routine by skipping
retesting a second, third, and fourth time. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Halt On [All Errors]
Sets the system to halt on errors according to the system functions
specified in each option. Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Errors] [All,
But Keyboard] [All , But Diskette] [All, But Disk/Key]
Case Open Warning [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the case open status feature. Setting to
[Enabled] clear the case open status. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Enabled]
When enabled, the BIOS will seek the floppy disk drive to determine
whether the drive has 40 or 80 tracks. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Boot Up NumLock Status [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration
options: [On] [Off]
Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the keyboard typematic rate setting. Set to
[Enabled] to configure the Type Rate and Type Delay items. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The items Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) and Typematic Delay
become configurable only when the item Typematic Setting is enabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) [6]
Allows you to select the rate at which character repeats when you hold a
key. Configuration options: [6] [8] [10] [12] [15] [20] [24] [30]
Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]
Allows you to set the delay before key strokes begin to repeat.
Configuration options: [250] [500] [750] [1000]
4.6.5 Security
Security
Supervisor Password
User Password
Password Check
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Clear
Clear
[Setup]
Item Specific Help
Supervisor password
control full access.
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Supervisor Password [Clear]
User Password [Clear]
These fields allow you to set passwords.
To set a password:
1. Highlight an item then press <Enter>.
2. Type in a password using eight (8) alphanumeric characters, then
press <Enter>.
3. When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters
again, then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to
[Set].
To clear the password:
1. Highlight the password field, and press <Enter> twice. The following
message appears:
“PASSWORD DISABLED!!! Press any key to continue...”
2. Press any key to return to the menu.
A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to
boot the system preventing unauthorized use.
Forgot the password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password
information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you need
to erase the CMOS RAM, refer to section “2.6 Jumpers” for
instructions.
Password Check [Setup]
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS
setup or the system. Select [Setup] to require the password before
entering the BIOS Setup. Select [System] to require the password before
entering the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [System]
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Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the BIOS setup default settings,
save or discard any changes you made, or exit the Setup utility.
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
This option saves data
to CMOS before exiting
Setup.
Exit & Save Changes
Select this option then press Enter, or simply press <F10>, to save your
changes to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility. When a confirmation
window appears, type [Y] to save and exit, or [N] to cancel and return to
the menu.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option then press Enter if you wish to exit the Setup utility
without saving your changes. When a confirmation window appears, type
[Y] to exit and discard your changes, or [N] to cancel and return to the
menu.
Load Setup Defaults
Select this option then press Enter, or simply press <F5>, to load the
optimized values for each of the Setup menu items. When a confirmation
window appears, type [Y] to load the default values, or [N] to cancel and
return to the menu.
Discard Changes
Select this option to discard the changes that you made, and restore the
previously saved values. When a confirmation appears, type [Y] to discard
any changes and load the previously saved values, or [N] to cancel and
return to the menu.
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Appendix
This appendix includes additional
information that you may refer to when
confiiguring the motherboard.
Reference information
Appnedix summary
A-1 Block diagram ................................................ A-1
ASUS PCH-DL motherboard
A.1
PCH-DL block diagram
Intel Xeon
CPU
Intel Xeon
CPU
533 MB/s FSB
CAS
Intel 82547GI
Gb Ethernet
Intel
82875P
(North Bridge)
AGP Pro 4x/8x
2 x PCI-X Slots
PCI-X BUS
66MHz
266/333 MHz
128 bit
HubLink Bus
266MB/s
IDE
3 x PCI Slots
IDE
PCI BUS
33MHz
TI
TSB43AB22A
(1394)
2 channel
DDR SDRAM
4 x DIMMs
Intel
6300ESB
(South Bridge)
Audio Codec
ADI
AC97
AD1980
SATA
SATA
2 IDE Ports
(Ultra ATA 66/100)
2 Serial ATA Ports
USB USB
USB USB
4 USB1.1/2.0 Ports
1 IDE Port
(Ultra ATA 66/100)
IDE
Promise
PDC20378
SATA
SATA
2 Serial ATA Ports
Supports
RAID0/RAID1
ASUS PCH-DL motherboard
Winbond
83627THF
Super I/O
4Mb
BIOS
(FWH)
1xParallel,Floppy
2xSerial,
KB,MS,Game Port,
HW monitor
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A-2
Appendix: Reference information
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