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Motherboard
Z9PE-D8 WS
E8726
Revised Edition V4
October 2013
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Contents
Notices........................................................................................................ viii
Federal Communications Commission Statement........................... viii
Canadian Department of Communications Statement..................... viii
REACH viii
Safety information....................................................................................... ix
Electrical safety..................................................................................ix
Operation safety.................................................................................ix
About this guide........................................................................................... x
How this guide is organized................................................................x
Where to find more information...........................................................x
Conventions used in this guide..........................................................xi
Typography........................................................................................xi
Z9PE-D8 WS specifications summary...................................................... xii
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-3
1.3
Serial number label....................................................................... 1-4
1.2
1.4
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-3
Special features............................................................................. 1-4
1.4.1
1.4.2
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
2.4
2.5
Innovative ASUS features................................................ 1-6
Hardware information
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-3
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-4
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-4
2.2.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-5
2.2.2
2.3
Product highlights............................................................ 1-4
2.2.4
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-4
Layout contents................................................................ 2-6
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-8
2.3.1
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-8
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-13
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
2.4.2
Memory Configurations.................................................. 2-13
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-16
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-16
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Contents
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-16
2.5.4
PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link)...................................... 2-18
2.5.3
2.5.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.5.6
Jumpers....................................................................................... 2-26
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-29
2.9.1
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-4
Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-4
BIOS setup
4.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3................................................. 4-3
4.1.3
BUPDATER . ................................................................... 4-5
ASUS EZ Flash 2 . .......................................................... 4-4
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-7
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen........................................................... 4-8
4.2.3
Menu items...................................................................... 4-9
4.2.2
4.2.4
4.2.5
4.2.6
4.2.7
4.2.8
4.2.9
Menu bar.......................................................................... 4-8
Submenu items................................................................ 4-9
Navigation keys................................................................ 4-9
General help.................................................................... 4-9
Configuration fields.......................................................... 4-9
Pop-up window................................................................ 4-9
Scroll bar.......................................................................... 4-9
Main menu................................................................................... 4-10
4.3.1
4.3.2
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Powering up
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-3
4.1.2
4.3
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-31
Powering off the computer........................................................... 3-4
Chapter 4:
4.2
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-29
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-3
3.2.2
4.1
Installing the ASMB6 management board...................... 2-19
Onboard LEDs............................................................................. 2-21
Chapter 3:
3.2
PCI Express x16 slot (x8 link)........................................ 2-18
Onboard Switches....................................................................... 2-20
2.9.2
3.1
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-17
System Date.................................................................. 4-10
System Time.................................................................. 4-10
Contents
4.4
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................... 4-11
4.5
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-15
4.4.1
DRAM Timing Control ................................................... 4-13
4.5.1
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-15
4.5.3
Chipset Configuration.................................................... 4-20
4.5.2
4.5.4
4.5.5
4.5.6
4.5.7
4.5.8
4.5.9
4.5.10
4.5.11
4.5.12
4.5.13
4.5.14
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.10
4.11
4.12
4.5.15
PCH SATA Configuration............................................... 4-26
PCH SCU Configuration................................................ 4-27
PCI Subsystem Settings................................................ 4-28
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-31
ACPI Settings................................................................. 4-33
WHEA Configuration...................................................... 4-33
APM setting.................................................................... 4-34
Serial Port Console Redirection..................................... 4-35
Onboard LAN Configuration........................................... 4-37
Marvell SATA Configuration........................................... 4-38
Onboard Devices Configuration..................................... 4-39
Runtime Error Logging................................................... 4-40
Server Management menu......................................................... 4-41
4.6.1
4.6.2
System Event Log.......................................................... 4-42
BMC network configuration............................................ 4-43
Event Logs menu........................................................................ 4-44
4.7.1
Change Smbios Event Log Settings.............................. 4-45
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-47
Monitor menu.............................................................................. 4-50
Security menu............................................................................. 4-52
Tool menu.................................................................................... 4-53
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-54
Chapter 5:
5.1
CPU Power Management Configuration........................ 4-18
RAID configuration
Setting up RAID............................................................................. 5-3
5.1.1
RAID definitions............................................................... 5-3
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS......................................... 5-4
5.1.2
5.1.4
Installing hard disk drives................................................. 5-4
RAID configuration utilities............................................... 5-4
5.2LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility .................................... 5-5
Contents
5.2.1
Creating a RAID set......................................................... 5-6
5.2.3
Initializing the virtual drives............................................ 5-13
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
5.2.8
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration........................ 5-12
Rebuilding failed drives.................................................. 5-17
Checking the drives for data consistency...................... 5-19
Deleting a RAID configuration........................................ 5-22
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set....................... 5-23
Enabling WriteCache..................................................... 5-24
5.3Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SCU/SATA
Option ROM Utility...................................................................... 5-25
5.3.1
Creating a RAID set....................................................... 5-27
5.3.3
Deleting a RAID set....................................................... 5-30
5.3.2
5.3.4
5.3.5
5.3.6
5.3.7
Creating a Recovery set................................................ 5-28
Resetting disks to Non-RAID......................................... 5-31
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology utility......... 5-31
Rebuilding the RAID...................................................... 5-32
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility............. 5-34
5.4Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Utility (Windows)5-35
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5.4.1
Creating a RAID set....................................................... 5-36
5.4.3
Delete volume................................................................ 5-39
5.4.2
5.5
5.4.4
Preferences.................................................................... 5-40
Marvell RAID utility..................................................................... 5-41
5.5.1
5.5.2
Chapter 6:
6.1
Change Volume Type..................................................... 5-38
Create a RAID Array...................................................... 5-41
Delete an existing RAID Array....................................... 5-43
Driver installation
RAID driver installation................................................................ 6-3
6.1.1
6.1.2
Creating a RAID driver disk............................................. 6-3
Installing the RAID controller driver................................. 6-5
6.2Intel Chipset Device Software installation.............................. 6-14
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6.3Intel@ Network Connections Software installation.................. 6-16
6.4
Audio driver installation............................................................. 6-19
installation................................................................................... 6-21
6.5Intel® C600 Series Chipset SCU SATA RAID Drivers
6.6
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Marvell Magni installation.......................................................... 6-22
6.7Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 installation.. 6-23
6.8Marvell Storage Utility installation............................................ 6-26
6.9Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver
installation................................................................................... 6-30
6.11
VGA driver installation............................................................... 6-36
6.10Intel® WG82574L Gigabit Adapters Driver installation............. 6-33
6.12Management applications and utilities installation................. 6-39
6.12.1
Running the support DVD.............................................. 6-39
6.12.3
Utilities menu................................................................. 6-40
6.12.2
Drivers menu.................................................................. 6-39
6.12.4
Make disk menu............................................................. 6-40
6.12.5
Contact information........................................................ 6-40
Chapter 7:
7.1
Multiple GPU technology support
AMD® CrossFireX™ technology.................................................. 7-3
7.1.1
Requirements................................................................... 7-3
7.1.3
Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards..................... 7-4
7.1.5
Enabling the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology.................. 7-5
7.1.2
Before you begin.............................................................. 7-3
7.1.4
7.2
Installing the device drivers.............................................. 7-5
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology............................................................ 7-7
7.2.1
Requirements................................................................... 7-7
7.2.3
Installing three SLI-ready graphics cards......................... 7-8
7.2.2
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards........................... 7-7
7.2.4
Installing four SLI-ready graphics cards........................... 7-9
7.2.5
7.3
7.2.6
Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology........................ 7-10
NVIDIA CUDA™ technology..................................................... 7-13
7.3.1
7.3.2
Appendix:
A.1
Installing the device drivers............................................ 7-10
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Requirements................................................................. 7-13
Installing CUDA-ready graphics cards........................... 7-13
Reference information
Z9PE-D8 WS block diagram.........................................................A-3
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction
of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our
products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
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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
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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.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been
designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the
crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic
equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for
disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not
be placed in municipal waste.
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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 user guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technologies it supports.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It includes description of the switches,
jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating, and configuring
RAID sets using the available utilities.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
Appendix: Reference information
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to when
configuring the motherboard.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Italics
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greaterthan sign means that you must press the
enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press
the Enter or Return key.
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys
simultaneously, the key names are linked with
a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+Del>
Command
Means that you must type the command
exactly as shown, then supply the required
item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the
command line: format A:/S
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CPU
Chipset
Memory
Dual Intel® Socket 2011 for Xeon® processor E5-2600
product family
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
QPI 6.4/7.2/8.0 GTs
*Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Intel® C602 Express Chipset
8 x DIMM, Max. 256GB DDR3 1600/1333/1066/800 MHz,
Registered Memory; Max. 64GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/
2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz, ECC,
Non-ECC, un-buffered Memory
Quad channel memory architecture
Expansion slots
*Refer to www.asus.com for the memory QVL (Qualified
Vendors Lists).
4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (Dual@x16/x16; Quad@x8/x8/x8/
x8)
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (@x16 speed)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (@x8 speed)
VGA Output
Multi-GPU support
Storage
LAN
Audio
* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC.
Functions will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant
devices. Please refer to www.asus.com for updated details.
ASpeed AST2300 16MB
VGA port (with bracket)
Supports VGA with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Intel® C602 Chipset:
- 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support (for
Windows only) (AHCI)
- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support (for
Windows only) (AHCI)
- 4 x SATA 3Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support (for
Windows only) (SCU)
Marvell® 9230 SATA controller:
- 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (RAID 0, 1, 10 for Windows only)
2*Intel® 82574L Gigabit LAN controller
Realtek® ALC 898 8-channel High Definition Audio
CODEC
- Supports 192kHz/ 24bit BD Lossless Sound
- DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC II
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, and Front
Panel Jack-Retasking
- Optical S/PDIF Out port at back I/O
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USB
ASUS Unique Features
Workstation Unique
Features
Back Panel I/O Ports
ASMedia USB 3.0 controllers
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at mid-board for front panel support
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel
Intel®C602 Chipset
- 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at
back panel)
CPU Power
- Digital 7+1 Phase Power Design
DRAM Power
- Digital 2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features
- ASUS SSD Caching
- Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat pipe solution
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Multi-language BIOS
- 7 PCIe x 16 slots
- Quick Gate:2 vertical USB 2.0 on board
- ASWM Enterprise
- ASMB6-iKVM Remote Management Tool
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x PS/2 KB port
2 x LAN (RJ45) ports (2 x Intel® LAN)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
8-channel Audio I/O
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Internal I/O Connectors
BIOS Features
Manageability
Accessories
Support DVD
Form Factors
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector support additional 2 USB ports
(19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 4 USB ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 type A vertical ports
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
8 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors
2 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
6 x Chassis Fan connectors (4-pin)
2 x IEEE1394a headers
2 x Serial Port headers
1 x RAID key header
1 x ASMB6-iKVM connector
1 x VGA connector
1 x Front panel audio connector(AAFP)
1 x AUX panel header
1 x SMBus headers
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
2 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x 4-pin EZ_PLUG Power connector(s)
1 x System Panel
1 x PWR button
1 x Reset button
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0,
SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ
Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
6 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s cables
8 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s cables
1 x ASUS 4-Way SLI bridge connector
1 x ASUS 3-Way SLI bridge connector
1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
1 x 2-port USB2.0 + 1394 bracket
2 x COM port bracket
I/O Shield
User’s manual
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
EEB Form Factor, 12”x 13”
*Refer to ASUS Server AVL for latest update.
**Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies it supports.
1
Product
introduction
Chapter summary
1
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-3
1.3
Serial number label....................................................................... 1-4
1.2
1.4
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-3
Special features............................................................................. 1-4
ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it
another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Z9PE-D8 WS
Cables
I/O Modules
Accessories
SATA DOM cable
SATA 6G cable
SATA 3G cable
COM port cable
2-port USB 2.0+1394a
IO shield
Standard Gift Box
Pack
1
6
8
2
1
1
Standard Bulk Pack
-----1
2-Way SLI Bridge
connector
1
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3-Way SLI Bridge
connector
1
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4-Wat SLI Bridge
connector
1
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2
1
2
1
Application CD Support CD
Documentation User Guide
Packing Qty.
1 or 3pcs per carton
5pcs per carton
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Serial number label
Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you must take
note of the motherboard's serial number containing 12 characters xxS1xxxxxxxx
shown as the figure below. With the correct serial number of the product, ASUS
Technical Support team members can then offer a quicker and satisfying solution
to your problems.
Z9PE-D8 WS
xxS1xxxxxxxx
1.4
Special features
1.4.1
Product highlights
Made
in
Taiwan
合格
Latest Processor Technology
The motherboard supports the latest Intel Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family
in LGA 2011 package with integrated memory controller to support 4 channel
(4DIMM per CPU) DDR3 memory. Intel Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family
supports Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) with a system bus of up to 8.0GT/s.
Optimized Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Optimized Intel® Turbo Boost Technology further optimizes the processor’s
performance and automatically allows it to run faster than the marked frequency if
it is operating below power, temperature, and current limits.
Intel® Hyper Threading
The thread-level parallelism on each processor makes more efficient use of the
processor resources, higher processing throughout, and improved performance on
today's multi-threaded software.
Intel® EM64T
The motherboard supports Intel® processors with the Intel® EM64T (Extended
Memory 64 Technology). The Intel® EM64T feature allows your computer to run on
64-bit operating systems and access larger amounts of system memory for faster
and more efficient computing.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 memory support
The motherboard supports the 4-channel DDR3 memory that features data
transfer rates of DDR3 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz to boost the system’s performance,
and to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of server and workstation
applications. The 4-channel DDR3 architecture also manages traffic with bandwidth
of up to 52GB/s, and reduces voltage thus reducing power usage and heat
generation. Also, the motherboard supports LR-DIMM (Load reduced DIMM) which
uses a specially designed buffer to reduce the data load to a single load and can
increase overall server system memory capacity.
PCI Express® 3.0
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the PCI Express bus standard that provides twice the
performance and speed of PCIe 2.0. It provides an optimal graphics performance,
unprecedented data speed, and seamless transition with its complete backward
compatibility to PCIe 1.0/2.0 devices.
Intel® 82574L Gigabit LAN Solution
This motherboard features the built-in dual server class Intel® Gigabit LAN ports,
which helps reduce CPU usage, thus increasing throughput to achieve highly-reliable
network connections, outstanding performance, and better support for diverse
operating systems.
Intel® 82574L chipset is VMware-certified to support the virtualization technology.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST)
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) intelligently manages the
CPU resources by automatically adjusting the CPU voltage and core frequency
depending on the CPU loading and system speed or power requirement.
Serial ATA II technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA II 3 Gb/s technology through the Serial
ATA interface and Intel® C602 chipset. The Serial ATA II specification provides
twice the bandwidth of the current Serial ATA products with a host of new
features, including Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Power Management (PM)
Implementation Algorithm, and Hot Swap. Serial ATA allows thinner, more flexible
cables with lower pin count and reduced voltage requirements.
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Serial ATA III technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA III technology through the Serial ATA
interface and Intel® C602 chipset, delivering up to 6Gb/s data transfer rates.
Additionally, get enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, double the bandwidth of
current bus systems.
Extra SATA 6.0 Gb/s Support
The Intel® C602 Express Chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA
(SATA) interface, delivering up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer. ASUS provides extra
SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the
bandwidth of current bus systems.
Complete USB 3.0 Integration
ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel
– 4USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds
up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The Z9PE-D8 WS affords greater convenience
to high speed connectivity.
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored to prevent overheating and damage. The
system fan rotations per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection.
The chip monitors the voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical
components.
1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features
ASUS Fan Speed control technology
The ASUS Fan Speed control technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according
to the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation.
Best graphics performance for 4-way NVIDIA® GeForce® SLI™
Native second generation PCI-Expressx16 4-way SLI™ offers the fastest and most
reliable graphics performance ever. It's ideal for professional use in mechanical,
architectural, interior design, aeronautics, audio and video design applications.
Additionally, this ample graphics power can easily run even the most demanding
PC games in full detail for enhanced entertainment.
Quick Gate
Quick Gate is a vertical USB connector on the motherboard, allowing you to install
USB devices directly with no messy cables. This stops important data storage
devices from breaking off unexpectedly. Z9PE-D8 WS with this unique design
provides a convenient and safe way to install data and applications on your PC.
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ASUS SSD Caching
SSD caching from ASUS is easier than ever. At 3X faster, this feature boosts system
performance by using an installed SSD with no capacity limitations as a cache for
frequently accessed data. Harness a combination of SSD-like performance and
response and hard drive capacity with just one click, no rebooting needed and instant
activation for complete ease of use.
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This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It
includes description of the jumpers and
connectors on the motherboard.
Chapter 2:
2
Hardware
information
Chapter summary
2
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-3
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-8
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-4
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-16
Onboard Switches....................................................................... 2-20
Onboard LEDs............................................................................. 2-21
Jumpers....................................................................................... 2-26
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-29
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Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal
object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to
avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the 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.
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Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
To optimize the motherboard features, we highly recommend that you install it in an
EEB compliant chassis.
Ensure to unplug the chassis power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components!
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, ensure 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 can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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2.2.3
Motherboard layout
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2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots/Socket
Page
2.
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1.
CPU sockets
3.
PCI Express x8 / PCI Express x16 slots
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DDR3 sockets
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Onboard Switches
1.
Power-on Switch
Page
2.
Reset Switch
2-20
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Onboard LEDs
1.
DIMM Error LED (ERR_DIMM)
Page
2.
Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1)
3.
Q-Code LED (LED1_LED2)
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2-22
Jumpers
2-6
2-21
Page
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
2-26
2.
VGA controller setting (DIAG_VIEW1)
2-27
3.
SMBUS connection setting (TESLA_M_SW)
2-27
4.
LSI MegaRAID or Intel RSTe selection jumper
(3-pin RAID_SEL1)
2-28
5.
ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1)
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Rear panel connectors
Page
1.
PS/2 mouse and keyboard port
2-29
2.
LAN 2 (RJ-45) port
2-29
3.
LAN 1 (RJ-45) port
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4.
USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6
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5.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
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6.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
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7.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
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8.
USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2
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9.
Audio I/O ports
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Internal connectors
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Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
2.USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910; A-Type USB12/11)
3.
USB connectors (USB3_34)
4.CPU, front and rear fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1-2,
FRNT_FAN1–4, REAR_FAN1-2)
5.
Power supply SMBus Connector (PSUSMB1)
6.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1/COM2)
7.Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-2 [blue];
7-pin SATA3G_3-6 [black])
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8.
Marvell Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA6G_E1/E2/E3/E4 [gray])
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9.
Serial ATA SCU connectors (7-pin SATA_SCU1-4 [black])
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10.EATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1/
EATX12V2)
11.
System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
12.
Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
13.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
14.
IEEE 1394a port connectors (10-1 pin IE1394_1/2)
15.
VGA connector (VGA_HDR1)
16.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
17.
ASMB6 header (ASMB6)
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA2011 socket designed for the
Intel® Xeon E5-2600 family processor.
2.3.1
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on
the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer
immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP
cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost
of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA2011 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
Before installing the CPU, ensure that the socket box is facing toward you and
the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the left load lever with your
thumb (A), then move it to the left
(B) until it is released from the
retention tab.
To prevent damage to the socket
pins, do not remove the PnP cap
unless you are installing a CPU.
3.
Slightly lift the load lever in the
direction of the arrow.
4.
Press the right load lever with your
thumb (C), then move it to the right
(D) until it is released from the
retention tab. Lift the load lever in
the direction of the arrow (E).
A
B
Load lever
E
C
D
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5.
Push the left load lever (F) to lift the
load plate (G).
F
G
6.
Position the CPU over the socket,
ensuring that the triangle mark is on
the top‑right corner of the socket.
Triangle
mark
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
7.
Remove the PnP cap (H) from the CPU socket and close the load plate (I).
I
H
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8.
Push down the right load lever (J),
ensuring that the edge of the load
plate is fixed by the lever (K).
K
J
9.
Insert the right load lever under the
retention tab.
10. Push down the left load lever (L),
and then insert the lever under the
retention tab (M).
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11. Apply some Thermal Interface
Material to the exposed area of
the CPU that the heatsink will be
in contact with, ensuring that it is
spread in an even thin layer.
Some heatsinks come with preapplied thermal paste. If so, skip
this step.
The Thermal Interface Material is toxic and inedible. DO NOT eat it. If it
gets into your eyes or touches your skin, wash it off immediately, and seek
professional medical help.
12. Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN1 / CPU_FAN2.
DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with eight (four DIMM per CPU) Double Data Rate 3
(DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is
notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules
are developed for better performance with less power consumption.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
2.4.2
Memory Configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB* RDIMMs or 1GB, 2GB,
4GB and 8GB* with ECC/Non-ECC UDIMMs or 8GB, 16GB and 32GB* LR-DIMMs into
the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
1 CPU Configuration (must on CPU1)
DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 DIMM_C1 DIMM_D1
X
1 DIMMs
X
X
2 DIMMs
X
X
X
X
4 DIMMs
•
*Refer to ASUS Server AVL for latest update.
•
Install the DIMMs starting from slot A1 (CPU1) and E1 (CPU2).
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor.
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2 CPU Configuration
DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 DIMM_C1 DIMM_D1
X
1 DIMMs
X
2 DIMMs
X
X
4 DIMMs
X
X
X
X
8 DIMMs
2 CPU Configuration
DIMM_E1 DIMM_F1 DIMM_G1 DIMM_H1
1 DIMMs
X
2 DIMMs
X
X
4 DIMMs
X
X
X
X
8 DIMMs
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2.4.3
1.
2.
Installing a DIMM on a single clip DIMM socket
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clip outward.
DIMM notch
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the DIMM slot key on the
socket.
1
2
DIMM slot key
Unlocked retaining clip
A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force
a DIMM into a socket in the wrong direction to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Hold the DIMM by both of its ends,
then insert the DIMM vertically
into the socket. Apply force to both
ends of the DIMM simultaneously
until the retaining clip snaps back
into place, and the DIMM cannot
be pushed in any further to ensure
proper sitting of the DIMM.
3
Locked Retaining Clip
Always insert the DIMM into the socket VERTICALLY to prevent DIMM notch
damage.
•
To install two or more DIMMs, refer to the user guide bundled in the
motherboard package.
•
Refer to the user guide for qualified vendor lists of the memory modules.
Removing a DIMM from a single clip DIMM socket
1.
2.
Press the retaining clip outward to
unlock the DIMM.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
2
1
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips.
The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
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Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards.
Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share
IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will
arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card
inoperable.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard Interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard function
1
2
Keyboard Controller
0
2
3*
4*
5*
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14*
15*
1
-
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
System Timer
Programmable Interrupt
Communications Port (COM2)
Communications Port (COM1)
--
Floppy Disk Controller
--
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.
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2.5.4
PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link)
The onboard PCIE 1 and 3 provide one x16 Gen3 link to CPU1 (Auto switch
to x8 link if PCIE 2 and 4 are occupied); The onboard PCIE 5 and 7 provide
one x16 Gen3 link to CPU2. These slots support VGA cards and various
server class high performance add-on cards.
2.5.5
PCI Express x16 slot (x8 link)
The onboard PCIE 6 provides one x8 Gen3 link to CPU2; The onboard PCIE
2 and 4 provide one x8 Gen3 link to CPU1. These slot support VGA Cards
and various server class high performance add-on cards.
PCIE 1
1 x PCI-E x 16 (Gen3 x16/ x8 link)
PCIE 3
1 x PCI-E x 16 (Gen3 x16/ x8 link)
PCIE 2
PCIE 4
PCIE 5
PCIE 6
PCIE 7
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1 x PCI-E x 16 (Gen3 x8 link)
1 x PCI-E x 16 (Gen3 x8 link)
1 x PCI-E x 16 (Gen3 x16 link)
1 x PCI-E x 16 (Gen3 x8 link)
1 x PCI-E x 16 (Gen3 x16 link)
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2.5.6
Installing the ASMB6 management board
Follow the steps below to install an optional ASMB management board on your
motherboard.
1.
Locate the ASMB6 header on the
motherboard.
2.
Orient and press the ASMB6
management card in place
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2.6
Onboard Switches
Onboard switches allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare
or open-case system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually
change settings to enhance system performance.
1.
2.
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Power-on switch
The motherboard comes with a power-on switch that allows you to power
up or wake up the system. The switch also lights up when the system is
plugged to a power source indicating that you should shut down the system
and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard
component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard poweron switch.
Reset switch
Press the reset switch to reboot the system.
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2.7
1.
Onboard LEDs
DIMM Error LED (ERR_DIMM)
These LEDs light up to indicate an error in its nearby DIMM.
Enabled only with ASMB6-i KVM on-board.
2.
Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1)
The BMC LED works with the ASUS ASMB6 management device and
indicates its initiation status. When the PSU is plugged and the system is
OFF, ASUS ASMB6 management device starts system initiation for about one
(1) minute. The BMC LED blinks after system initiation finishes.
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3.
Q-Code LEDs
The Q-Code LED design provides you the 2-digit display, allowing you to know
the system status. Refer to the Q-code table below for details.
Q-Code table
Code
00
01
02
03
04
06
07
08
09
0A
0B
0C – 0D
0E
0F
10
11 – 14
15 – 18
19 – 1C
2B – 2F
30
2-22
Description
Not used
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard).
AP initialization before microcode loading
System Agent initialization before microcode loading
PCH initialization before microcode loading
Microcode loading
AP initialization after microcode loading
System Agent initialization after microcode loading
PCH initialization after microcode loading
Initialization after microcode loading
Cache initialization
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
Microcode not found
Microcode not loaded
PEI Core is started
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
Pre-memory System Agent initialization is started
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
Memory initialization
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
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Q-Code table (continued)
Code
31
32 – 36
37 – 3A
3B – 3E
4F
50 – 53
54
55
56
57
58
59
5A
5B
5C – 5F
E0
E1
E2
E3
E4 – E7
E8
E9
EA
EB
EC – EF
F0
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5 – F7
F8
F9
FA
FB – FF
60
61
62
Description
Memory Installed
CPU post-memory initialization
Post-Memory System Agent initialization is started
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
DXE IPL is started
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or incompatible memory
speed
Unspecified memory initialization error
Memory not installed
Invalid CPU type or Speed
CPU mismatch
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update is failed
Internal CPU error
Reset PPI is not available
Reserved for future AMI error codes
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is called by the DXE IPL)
S3 Boot Script execution
Video repost
OS S3 wake vector call
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
S3 Resume Failed
S3 Resume PPI not Found
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
S3 OS Wake Error
Reserved for future AMI error codes
Recovery condition triggered by firmware (Auto recovery)
Recovery condition triggered by user (Forced recovery)
Recovery process started
Recovery firmware image is found
Recovery firmware image is loaded
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
Recovery PPI is not available
Recovery capsule is not found
Invalid recovery capsule
Reserved for future AMI error codes
DXE Core is started
NVRAM initialization
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
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Q-Code table (continued)
Code
63 – 67
68
69
6A
6B – 6F
70
71
72
73 – 77
78
79
7A – 7F
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
9A
9B
9C
9D
9E – 9F
A0
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
AA
AB
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Description
CPU DXE initialization is started
PCI host bridge initialization
System Agent DXE initialization is started
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is started
System Agent DXE initialization (System Agent module specific)
PCH DXE initialization is started
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
PCH devices initialization
PCH DXE Initialization (PCH module specific)
ACPI module initialization
CSM initialization
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is started
Driver connecting is started
PCI Bus initialization is started
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
PCI Bus Enumeration
PCI Bus Request Resources
PCI Bus Assign Resources
Console Output devices connect
Console input devices connect
Super IO Initialization
USB initialization is started
USB Reset
USB Detect
USB Enable
Reserved for future AMI codes
IDE initialization is started
IDE Reset
IDE Detect
IDE Enable
SCSI initialization is started
SCSI Reset
SCSI Detect
SCSI Enable
Setup Verifying Password
Start of Setup
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
Setup Input Wait
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Q-Code table (continued)
Code
AC
AD
AE
AF
B0
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8– BF
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
DA
DB
DC
Description
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
Ready To Boot event
Legacy Boot event
Exit Boot Services event
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
System Reset
USB hot plug
PCI bus hot plug
Clean-up of NVRAM
Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM settings)
Reserved for future AMI codes
CPU initialization error
System Agent initialization error
PCH initialization error
Some of the Architectural Protocols are not available
PCI resource allocation error. Out of Resources
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
No Console Output Devices are found
No Console Input Devices are found
Invalid password
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage returned error)
Boot Option is failed (StartImage returned error)
Flash update is failed
Reset protocol is not available
ACPI/ASL Checkpoints
Code
0x01
0x02
0x03
0x04
0x05
0x10
0x20
0x30
0x40
0xAC
0xAA
Description
System is entering S1 sleep state
System is entering S2 sleep state
System is entering S3 sleep state
System is entering S4 sleep state
System is entering S5 sleep state
System is waking up from the S1 sleep state
System is waking up from the S2 sleep state
System is waking up from the S3 sleep state
System is waking up from the S4 sleep state
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
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1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters
by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery
powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such
as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. 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.
3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the
jumper again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance,
reinstall the battery.
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2.
VGA controller setting (DIAG_VIEW1)
This jumper allows you to enable o disable the onboard VGA controller. Set to
pins 1-2 to activate the VGA feature.
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. SMBUS connection setting (TESLA_M_SW)
This jumper allows you to select the connection to BMC or PCH for PCIE
1/3/5/7 SMBUS.
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4.
LSI MegaRAID or Intel RSTe selection jumper (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
This jumper allows you to select the PCH SATA RAID mode to use LSI MegaRAID
software or Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 RAID. Place the
jumper caps over pins 1–2 if you want to use the LSI MegaRAID software RAID
Utility (default); otherwise, place the jumper caps to pins 2–3 to use the Intel®
Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise Option ROM Utility.
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. ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1)
This jumper allows you to force Intel Management Engine (ME) boot from
recovery mode when ME become corrupted.
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2.9
Connectors
2.9.1
Rear panel connectors
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
PS/2 mouse and keyboard port. This port is for a PS/2 mouse and
keyboard.
LAN 2 (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN
port LED indications.
LAN 1 (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN
port LED indications.
USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
Optical S/PDIF Out port.
6. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4.
7.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2.
9.
Audio I/O ports.
8.
USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2. These Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available
for connecting USB 3.0 devices.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link LED
Speed LED
OFF
OFF
Status
Description
Green
Linked
Blinking
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No link
Data activity
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
Status
Description
Orange
100 Mbps connection
Green
10 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
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2.9.2
1.
2.
Internal connectors
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
This LED connector is for the storage add-on card cable connected to
the SATA or SAS add-on card. The read or write activities of any device
connected to the SATA or SAS add-on card causes the front panel LED to
light up.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910; A-Type USB12/11)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cables to
connectors USB78 and USB910, then install the modules to a slot opening at
the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
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3.
4.
USB connectors (USB3_34)
This connector is for USB 3.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to connector
USB3_34.
CPU, front and rear fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1-2, FRNT_FAN1–4, REAR_FAN1-2)
The fan connectors support cooling fans. Connect the fan cables to the fan
connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each cable
matches the ground pin of the connector.
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•
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient
air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components.
•
These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
•
All fans feature the ASUS Fan Speed Control technology.
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5.
6.
Power supply SMBus Connector (PSUSMB1)
This connector supplies power for low-speed system management
communications.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1/COM2)
These connectors are for the serial (COM) ports. Connect the serial port
module cable to one of these connectors, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
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7.
Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-2 [blue]; 7-pin
SATA3G_3-6 [black])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s or 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives
and optical disc drives via Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s or 3.0 Gb/s signal cables.
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8.
Marvell® Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA6G_E1/E2/E3/E4 [gray])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial
ATA 6.0 Gb/s signal cables.
•
•
For high performance of ASUS SSD Caching, please connect one HDD
and one SSD to Marvell® SATA6G_E1/E2/E3/E4 connectors.
For SSD Caching setup, you can use more than one SSD and only one
HDD.
•
You cannot use ASUS SSD Caching and Marvell® RAID at the same time.
•
For regular usage, the SATA6G_E1/E2/E3/E4 connectors are
recommended for data drivers.
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using
Serial ATA hard disk drives.
•
Press <Ctrl> + <M> during POST to enter the Marvell® RAID utility to create
or delete a RAID configuration.
•
If you want to install a Windows operating system to a RAID configuration
created using the Marvell® SATA controller, you have to create a RAID
driver disk using the motherboard support DVD and load the driver during
OS installation. For 32/64bit Windows XP OS, load first the Marvell
®
shared library driver, and then load Marvell® 92xx SATA Controller
Driver. For Windows Vista / Windows 7 OS, load only the Marvell® 92xx
SATA Controller Driver.
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9.
Serial ATA SCU connectors (7-pin SATA_SCU1-4 [black])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical
disc drives via Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables.
10. EATX power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1/EATX12V2)
These connectors are for an EATX power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the
proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
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•
DO NOT forget to connect the 24+8+8-pin power plugs; otherwise, the
system will not boot up.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when configuring
a system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become
unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
This motherboard supports EATX2.0 PSU or later version.
•
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power required by your system.
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11. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
1) System power LED (3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in
sleep mode.
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Message LED (2-pin MLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the message LED cable that connects to
the front message LED. The message LED is controlled by Hardware
monitor to indicate an abnormal event occurance.
3) System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
4) Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDDLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
5) Power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode
depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more
than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
6) Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
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12. Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel
SMB, locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs.
(1) Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
(2) LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN12_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
(3) Chassis intrusion (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
These leads are for the intrusion detection feature for chassis with
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to these
leads to record a chassis intrusion event. The default setting is short
CASEOPEN and GND pin by jumper cap to disable the function.
(4) Locator LED (2-pin LOCATORLED1 and 2-pin LOCATORLED2)
These leads are for the locator LED1 and LED2 on the front panel.
Connect the Locator LED cables to these 2-pin connector. The LEDs will
light up when the Locator button is pressed.
(5) Locator Button/Swich (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
These leads are for the locator button on the front panel. This button
queries the state of the system locator.
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13. Digital audio connector ��������������������
(4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port(s).
Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module
to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
14. IEEE 1394a port connectors (10-1 pin IE1394_1/2)
These connectors are for IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage
the motherboard!
The IEEE 1394a module is purchased separately.
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15. VGA connector (VGA_HDR1)
This connector supports the VGA High Dynamic-Range interface.
16. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that
supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end
of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
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•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to
this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]; if you
want to connect an AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the
item to [AC97]. By default, this connector is set to [HD].
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17. ASMB6 header (ASMB6)
This connector supports the ASUS Server Management Board 6 series.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter describes the power up
sequence, and ways of shutting down the
system.
Chapter 3:
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
3.2
3
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-3
Powering off the computer........................................................... 3-4
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Ensure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
4.
Connect the power to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
b. External storage devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
6.
7.
a. Monitor
c. System power
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up
when you press the ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “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 self-test or POST. While the tests are
running, the BIOS beeps or additional messages appear on the screen. If you
do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on the power,
the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and
connections or call your retailer for assistance.
At power on, hold down the <Del> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Powering off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2008 Server:
1. Click the Start button, move the cursor to the triangle on the right of Log off,
and then click Shut Down.
2. From the Shutdown Event Tracker, select the option that best describes
why you want to shut down the computer.
3.
Tick Planned.
4.
If necessary, key in comments.
5.
Click OK.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, press the power switch for less than four seconds to put
the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting.
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Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter tells how to change the
system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
Chapter 4:
4
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-3
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-10
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.10
4.11
4.12
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-7
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................... 4-11
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-15
Server Management menu......................................................... 4-41
Event Logs menu........................................................................ 4-44
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-47
Monitor menu.............................................................................. 4-50
Security menu............................................................................. 4-52
Tool menu.................................................................................... 4-53
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-54
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4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup:
1.
2.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 : Allows you to recover the BIOS using a bootable
USB flash disk drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
ASUS EZ Flash 2 : Allows you to update the BIOS using a USB flash disk.
BUPDATER utility : Allows you to update the BIOS in DOS mode using a
bootable USB flash disk drive.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable USB flash
disk drive in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the BUPDATER utility.
4.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore
the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can
update a corrupted BIOS file using a USB flash drive that contains the updated
BIOS file.
Prepare a USB flash drive containing the updated motherboard BIOS before
using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash drive
To recover the BIOS from a USB flash drive:
1.
2.
Insert the USB flash drive containing the original or new BIOS file to the USB
port.
The utility will automatically recover the BIOS. It resets the system when the
BIOS recovery is finished.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while recovering the BIOS! Doing so
would cause system boot failure!
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file.
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4.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using a
DOS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS
website at www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select ASUS EZ
Flash 2 Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
Exit
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 Utility V01.04
Flash Info
MODEL: Z9PE-D8 WS
VER: 0208
DATE: 10/19/2011
File Path:\
Drive Info
fs0:\
Folder Info
12/09/10
10:23p
4194304
Z9PE-D8 WS.ROM
File Info
MODEL:
VER:
DATE:
Help Info
[Enter] Select or Load
3.
4.
5.
6.
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[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown/Home/End] Move
[Esc] Exit
[F2] Backup
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive Info field.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the
latest BIOS, and then press <Enter>.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter>
to perform the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update
process is done.
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•
This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16
format and single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and
stability. Press <F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
4.1.3
BUPDATER
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS screen
displays may not be the same as shown.
The BUPDATER utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable USB flash disk drive with the updated BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BUPDATER :
1.
2.
3.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com and download the latest BIOS file
for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive.
Copy the BUPDATER utility (BUPDATER.exe) from the ASUS support
website at support.asus.com to the bootable USB flash disk drive you created
earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt, type:
BUPDATER /i[filename].ROM
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable USB
flash disk drive, then press <Enter>.
A:\>BUPDATER /i[file name].ROM
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The utility verifies the file, then starts updating the BIOS file.
ASUSTek BIOS Update for DOS V1.06 (09/08/04)
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L1605A
Current ROM
BOARD: Z9PE-D8 WS
VER: 0203
DATE: 08/24/2011
Update ROM
BOARD: Z9PE-D8 WS
VER: 0206
DATE: 09/30/2011
PATH: WARNING! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Note
Writing BIOS:
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
The BIOS update is finished! Please restart your system.
C:\>
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4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update
using the provided utility described in section 4.1 Managing and updating your
BIOS.
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
firmware chip.
The firmware chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up
the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program.
Press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility;
otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can
also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if
the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make
your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Press <F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS
default settings.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
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4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Ai Tweaker Advanced Server Mgmt Event Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliancy
BIOS Version
Build Date
American Megatrends
4.6.4.1
UEFI 2.1; PI 0.9
0208 x64
12/14/2011
System Date
System Time
[Wed 10/19/2011]
[15:07:28]
Access Level
Administrator
Memory Information
Total Memory
1024 MB (DDR3)
Processor
CPU Speed
Count:
2000 MHz
2
Exit
Set the Date, Use Tab to
switch between Data elements.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Navigation keys
4.2.2
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Ai Tweaker
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the Ai Tweaker settings
For changing the advanced system settings
Server Mgmt
For changing the server management settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Event Logs
For changing the event log settings
MonitorFor displaying the system temperature, power status, and
changing the fan settings
Security For changing the security settings
Exit
For selecting the exit options
Tool
For configuring options for special functions
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
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4.2.3
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For
example, selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Event Logs, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu
bar have their respective menu items.
4.2.4
Submenu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.5
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS
setup program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
4.2.6
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
4.2.7
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it and press <Enter> to display a list of options.
4.2.8
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
4.2.9
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that
do not fit on the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page
Down> keys to display the other items on the screen.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears. The
Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows
you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
The Server Management tab and menu appear only when you install ASMB card
on the motherboard.
Main
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Ai Tweaker Advanced Server Mgmt Event Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool Exit
BIOS Information
BIOS Vendor
Core Version
Compliancy
BIOS Version
Build Date
American Megatrends
4.6.4.1
UEFI 2.1; PI 0.9
0208 x64
12/14/2011
System Date
System Time
[Wed 10/19/2011]
[15:07:28]
Access Level
Administrator
Memory Information
Total Memory
1024 MB (DDR3)
Processor
CPU Speed
Count:
2000 MHz
2
Set the Date, Use Tab to
switch between Data elements.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
4.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
4.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system date.
Allows you to set the system time.
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4.4
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM
model you installed on the motherboard.
Main
Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc.
Ai Tweaker Advanced Server Mgmt Event Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool Exit
Target CPU Turbo-Mode Speed : 2500MHz
Ai Overclock Tuner
[Auto]
CPU Ratio
[Auto]
DRAM Timing Control
CPU1 Voltage
[Auto]
VCORE_CPU1 +0.930 V
CPU1 VSA Voltage
[Auto]
VSA_CPU1 +0.896 V
CPU2 Voltage
[Auto]
VCORE_CPU2 +0.928 V
CPU2 VSA Voltage
[Auto]
VSA_CPU2 +0.884 V
DRAM Voltage (CHA, CHB) [Auto]
+VDDQ_AB_CPU1 +1.474 V
DRAM Voltage (CHC, CHD) [Auto]
+VDDQ_CD_CPU1 +1.476 V
DRAM Voltage (CHE, CHF) [Auto]
+VDDQ_EF_CPU2 +1.474 V
DRAM Voltage (CHG, CHH) [Auto]
+VDDQ_GH_CPU2 +1.476 V
Clock Spread Spectrum
[Disabled]
Min=0.800V
Max=1.520V
Standard=By CPU
Increment=0.005V
=/-:Raise/Reduce
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Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU
internal frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]
[Manual]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
BCLK Frequency [XXX]
Allows you to adjust the CPU and VGA frequency to enhance the system
performance. Set Ai Overclock Tuner to [Manual] to show BCLK Frequency. Use
the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. You can also key in the desired value
using the numeric keypad. The values range from 80.0MHz to 300.0MHz.
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CPU Ratio [Auto]
This item allows users adjust the maximum non-turbo CPU ratio. Use the <+> and
<-> keys to adjust the value. The
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values range from 12 to 57 with 1 interval.
CPU1 Voltage [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
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values range from 0.800V to
1.520V with 0.005V interval.
CPU1 VSA Voltage [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
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values range from 0.800V to
1.520V with 0.005V interval.
CPU2 Voltage [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
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values range from 0.800V to
1.520V with 0.005V interval.
CPU2 VSA Voltage [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
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values range from 0.800V to
1.520V with 0.005V interval.
DRAM Voltage (CHA, CHB) [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
�������������������������������
values range from 1.20V to
1.52V with 0.005V interval.
DRAM Voltage (CHC, CHD) [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
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values range from 1.20V to
1.52V with 0.005V interval.
DRAM Voltage (CHE, CHF) [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
�������������������������������
values range from 1.20V to
1.52V with 0.005V interval.
DRAM Voltage (CHG, CHH) [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
�������������������������������
values range from 1.20V to
1.52V with 0.005V interval.
Clock Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
[Disabled]Enhances BCLK overclocking ability.
[Enabled] For [EMI] control.
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4.4.1
DRAM Timing Control
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Ai Tweaker
Primary Timings
DRAM CAS# Latency
DRAM CAS# Latency
9
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay 9
DRAM RAS# PRE Time
DRAM RAS# PRE Time
9
DRAM RAS# ACT Time
DRAM RAS# ACT Time
24
DRAM COMMAND Mode
DRAM COMMAND Mode
1
Secondary Timings
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay 4
DRAM REF Cycle Time
DRAM REF Cycle Time
74
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time 10
DRAM READ to PRE Time
DRAM READ to PRE Time
5
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time
20
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay 5
DRAM Write Latency
DRAM Write Latency
7
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Min=0.800V
Max=1.520V
Standard=By CPU
Increment=0.005V
=/-:Raise/Reduce
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
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Use the scroll to view items.
Primary Timings
DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
������������������������������
values range from 3 to 15
with 1 interval.
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
������������������������������
values range from 4 to 15
with 1 interval.
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
������������������������������
values range from 4 to 15
with 1 interval.
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DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
������������������������������
values range from 4 to 40
with 1 interval.
DRAM COMMAND Mode [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
�����������������������������
values range from 1 to 3
with 1 interval.
Secondary Timings
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
�����������������������������
values range from 4 to 7
with 1 interval.
DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
����������������������������
values range from 48 to
511 with 1 interval.
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
������������������������������
values range from 5 to 31
with 1 interval.
DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
������������������������������
values range from 4 to 15
with 1 interval.
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
����������������������������
values range from 16 to
63 with 1 interval.
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
������������������������������
values range from 4 to 15
with 1 interval.
DRAM WRITE Latency [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
������������������������������
values range from 1 to 15
with 1 interval.
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4.5
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
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Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Server Mgmt Event Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool Exit
CPU Configuration Parameters
CPU Configuration
CPU Power Management Configuration
Chipset Configuration
PCH SATA Configuration
PCH SCU SAS Configuration
PCI Subsystem Setting
USB Configuration
ACPI Settings
WHEA Configuration
APM
Serial Port Console Redirection
Onboard LAN Configuration
ME Subsystem
Marvell SATA Configuration
Legacy Devices Configuration
Runtime Error Logging
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4.5.1
CPU Configuration
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Advanced
CPU Confguration
Socket specific CPU Information
Socket 1 CPU Information
Socket 2 CPU Information
CPU Speed
2000 MHz
64-bit
Supported
Hyper Threading
Active Processor Cores
Limit CPUID Maximum
Execute Disable Bit
Server Class
Hardware Prefetcher
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
DCU Streamer Prefetcher
DCU IP Pretetcher
Intel Virtualization Technology
Local APIC Mode
[Enabled]
[All]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Custom]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
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Socket 1 CPU Information
Enter to view socket specific CPU Information.
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Advanced
Socket 1 CPU Information
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.20GHz
CPU Signature
Microcode Patch
Max CPU Speed
Min CPU Speed
Processor Cores
Intel HT Technology
Intel VT-X Technology
206d6
613
2200 MHz
1200 MHz
6
Supported
Supported
L1
L1
L2
L3
32kB x8
32kB x8
256kB x8
20480 kB
Data Cache
Code Cache
Cache
Cache
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Socket 2 CPU Information
Enter to view socket specific CPU Information.
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Advanced
Socket 2 CPU Information
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.20GHz
CPU Signature
Microcode Patch
Max CPU Speed
Min CPU Speed
Processor Cores
Intel HT Technology
Intel VT-X Technology
206d6
613
2200 MHz
1200 MHz
8
Supported
Supported
L1
L1
L2
L3
32 kB x 8
32 kB x 8
256 kB x 8
20480 kB
Data Cache
Code Cache
Cache
Cache
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Hyper Threading [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
function. Enable for Windows XP and Linux or disable for other OS. When
disabled, only one thread per activated core is enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Active Processor Cores [All]
This item sets the number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating system to boot even without
support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
XP can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined
with a supporting OS (Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows XP SP2, SuSE Linux
9.2, Redhat Enterprise 3 Update 3).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Server Class [Custom]
Use Intel recommended prefetch settings.
Configuration options: [Enterprise] [High Performance(HPC)] [Custom]
You can only customize the items below when you enable the Server Class to
[Custom].
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
This item allows you to turn on/off the mid level cache(L2) streamer
prefetcher.Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
This item allows you to turn on/off prefetching of adjacent cache lines.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU Streamer Prefetcher [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable prefetching of next L1 data line based
upon multiple loads in same cache line.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU IP Prefetcher [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable prefetching of next L1 line based upon
sequential load history.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Intel Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities
provided by Vanderpool Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Local APIC Mode [Auto]
Allows you to enable one or both the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controllers
(APIC) with APIC ID values greater than 254.
Configuration options: [Auto] [xAPIC] []x2APIC]
4.5.2
CPU Power Management Configuration
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Advanced
CPU Power Management Confguration
Power Technology
[Custom]
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technolog
[Enabled]
Turbo Mode
[Enabled]
P-STATE Coordination
[HW_ALL]
CPU C3 Report
[Disabled]
CPU C6 Report
[Enabled]
CPU C7 Report
[Disabled]
Package C State limit
[C6]
Energy Performance [Balanced Performance]
Factory long duration power limit
95 Watts
Long Duration Power Limit
0
Factory long duration maintained
1000 ms
Long Duration Maintained
0
Recommended short duration power1 1.2 * Long Duration
Short Duration Power Limit
0
Enable the power
management features
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Power Technology [Custom]
This item allows you to enable power management features.
Configuration options: [Disable] [Energy Efficient] [Custom]
You can only customize the items below when you enable the Power Technology
to [Custom].
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Enable Intel SpeedStep for allowing the system operation system to
dynamically adjust processor voltage and cores frequency to result in
decreased average power consumption and decreased average heat
production.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base
operating frequency if it’s operating below power, current, and temperature
specification limit.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
P-STATE Coordination [HW_ALL]
This item allows you to change P-STATE Coordination type.
Configuration options: [HW_ALL] [SW_ALL] [SW_ANY]
CPU C3 Report [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable CPU C3(ACPI C2) report.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable CPU C6(ACPI C3) report.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU C7 Report [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable CPU C7(ACPI C3) report.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Package C State limit [C6]
This item allows you to set package C State limit.
Configuration options: [C0] [C2] [C6] [C7] [No Limit]
Energy Performance [Balanced Performance]
This item allows you to optimize between performance and power savings.
Configuration options: [Performance] [Balanced Performance] [Balanced Energy]
[Energy Efficient]
Factory long duration power limit
Long Duration Power Limit
95Watts
0
Factory long duration maintained
Long Duration Maintained
1000 ms
0
Allows you to set long duration power limit in watts. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value.
Allows you to set time window which the long duration power is maintained. Use the
<+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Recommended short duration power1 1.2 * Long Duration
Short Duration Power Limit
0
Allows you to set short duration power limit in watts. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value.
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4.5.3
Chipset Configuration
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Advanced
QPI Configuration
Memory Configuration
CPU II0 Bridge Configuration
PCH Configuration
Intel(R) VT for Directed I/O Configuration
QPI Configuration Page
QPI Configuration
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Advanced
Current QPI Link Speed
Current QPI Link Freq
Isoc
QPI Link Speed Mode
QPI Link Frequency Select
QPI Link0s
QPI Link0p
QPI Link1 Fast
7.2 GT/s
[Enabled]
[Fast]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Enable/Disable Isoc
Isoc [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
QPI Link Speed Mode [Fast]
This item allows you to select the QPI link speed as either the fast mode or
slow mode.
Configuration options: [Slow] [Fast]
QPI Link Frequency Select [Auto]
This item allows for selecting the QPI link frequency
Configuration options: [Auto] [6.4 GT/s] [7.2 GT/s (Fast Mode Only)] [8.0 GT/s
(Fast Mode Only)]
QPI Link0s [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
QPI Link0p [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
QPI Link1 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Memory Configuration
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Advanced
Compatibility RID
Memory Configuration
[Enabled]
Total Memory
Current Memory Mode
Currently Memory Speed
Mirroring
Sparing
Memory Mode
Numa
DDR Speed
Channel Interleaving
Rank Interleaving
Patrol Scrub
Demand Scrub
Data Scrambling
Device Tagging
Thermal Throttling
Enable High Temp.
Allow 2x Refresh
Altitude
Memory HOT sensor support
DIMM Information
16384 MB (DDR3)
Independent
1333 MHz
Not Possible
Not Possible
[Independent]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[CLTT]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[300 M]
[Enabled]
Support for Compatibility
Revision ID(CRID)
Functionality mentioned in
Sandybridge bios spec
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Compatibility RID [Enabled]
Supports compatibility revision ID (CRID) functionality mentioned in Sandybridge
BIOS spec.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Memory Mode [Independent]
Select the mode for memory initializaton.
Configuration options: [Independent]
Numa [Enalbled]
Allows you to disable or enable Non Uniform Memory Access.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
DDR Speed [Auto]
This item allows you to configure force DDR speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Force DDR3 800] [Force DDR3 1066] [Force
DDR3 1333] [Force DDR3 1600] [Force DDR3 1866] [Force DDR3 2133] [Force
DDR3 2400] [Force DDR3 2666]
Channel Interleaving [Auto]
Select different channel interleaving setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 Way] [2 Way] [3 Way] [4 Way]
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Rank Interleaving [Auto]
Select different rank interleaving setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 Way] [2 Way] [4 Way] [8 Way]
Patrol Scrub [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable Patrol Scrub.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Demand Scrub [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable Demand Scrubbing Feature.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Data Scrambling [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable Data Scrambling.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Device Tagging [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable Device Tagging.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Thermal Throttling [CLTT]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [OLTT] [CLTT]
Enable High Temp. [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable high temperature mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Allow 2x Refresh [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable refreshing function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Altitude [300 M]
Shows system altitude above the sea level in meters.
Configuration options: [Auto] [300 M] [900 M] [1500 M] [3000 M]
Memory Hot sensor support [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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DIMM Information
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Advanced
CPU1 DIMM Information
DIMM_A1
Present 8192 MB(Indep
DIMM_B1
Not Present
DIMM_C1
Not Present
DIMM_D1
Not Present
CPU2 DIMM Information
DIMM_E1
Not Present
DIMM_F1
Not Present
DIMM_G1
Present 8192 MB Inde[
DIMM_H1
Not Present
CPU IIO Bridge Configuration
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Advanced
Intel(R) I/OAT
DCA Support
VGA Priority
TargetVGA
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Offboard]
VGA From CPU
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Intel(R) I/OAT [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable Intel I/O accelaration technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCA Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable direct cache access support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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VGA Priority [offboard]
This item allows you to decide the priority between onboard and 1st offboard
video device found.
Configuration options: [Onboard] [Offboard]
PCH Configuration
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Advanced
Name
Stepping
SB Chipset Configuration
PCH Compatibility RID Support for PCH Compatibility
Patsburg
06 (C1 Stepping) Revision ID(CRID)
Functionality.
[Disabled]
Deep Sx SCU devices Onboard SATA RAID Oprom [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Audio Configuration
Azalia HD Audio [Enabled]
High Precision Event Timer Configuration
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
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PCH Compatibility RID [Disabled]
This item allows support for PCH compatibility.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Deep Sx [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled in S5 (Battery)] [Enabled in S5]
[Enabled in S4 and S5 (Battery)] [Enabled in S4 and S5]
Mobile platforms support deep S4/S5 in DC only and desktop platforms support
deep S4/S5 in AC only.
SCU devices [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable Patsburg SCU devices.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Onboard SATA RAID Oprom [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable onboard SATA RAID option rom if Launch
Storage Oprom is enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Audio Configuration
Azalia HD Audio [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable Azalia HD Audio.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
High Precision Event Timer Configuration
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable High Precision Event Timer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) VT for Directed I/O Configuration
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Intel(R) VT-d [Enabled]
Enables or Disables BIOS ACPI
Auto Configuration.
Intel(R) VT-d [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Intel VT-d.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following item appears only when you set Intel(R) VT-d to [Enabled].
Coherency Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable VT-d Engine Coherency support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ATS Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable VT-d Engine address translation services (ATS)
support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.4
PCH SATA Configuration
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Advanced
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
Port1
Port2
Port3
Port4
Port5
Port6
ST3500320AS(500GB)
Not Present
Not Present
Not Present
ASUS
DRW ATAPI
Not Present
SATA Mode S.M.A.R.T. Status Check (1)IDE Mode. (2)AHCI Mode.
(3)RAID Mode.
[AHCI Mode]
[Enabled]
Aggressive Link Power Management[Enabled]
Port1
Port2
Port3
Port4
Port5
Port6
Staggered
Staggered
Staggered
Staggered
Staggered
Staggered
Spin-up
Spin-up
Spin-up
Spin-up
Spin-up
Spin-up
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
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SATA Mode [AHCI Mode]
This item allows you to set the SATA configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [IDE Mode] [AHCI Mode] [RAID Mode]
•
If you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical
storage devices, set this item to [IDE Mode].
•
If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host Controller
Interface (AHCI), keep the default setting [AHCI Mode]. The AHCI allows the
onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases
storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally
optimize the order of commands.
•
If you want to create RAID sets with LSI MegaRAID utility, or Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology Enterprise from the Serial ATA hard disk drives, set this
item to [RAID Mode].
AHCI Mode
Allows you to enable the Aggressive Link Power Management and support
Staggered Spin-up.
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system.
When hard disk read/write errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report
warning messages during the POST.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Aggressive Link Power Management [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Port 1-6 Staggered Spin-up [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
IDE Mode
Allows you to to enable or disable the SATA controllers.
Serial-ATA Controller 0 [Enhanced]
This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode]. Set to
[Enhanced] to support two SATA 6.0 Gb/s and two SATA 3.0 Gb/s devices. Set to
[Compatible] when using Windows 98/NT/2000/MS-DOS. Up to four SATA devices
are supported under these operating systems.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enhanced] [Compatible]
Serial-ATA Controller 1 [Enhanced]
This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode]. Set to
[Enhanced] to support two SATA 3.0 Gb/s devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enhanced]
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system.
When read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to
report warning messages during the POST.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
4.5.5
PCH SCU Configuration
This menu automatically detects and displays Device 1-4.
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Device1
Device2
Device3
Device4
Not
Not
Not
Not
Present
Present
Present
Present
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↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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4.5.6
PCI Subsystem Settings
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Advanced
PCI Bus Driver Version
PCI Option ROM Handling
PCI ROM Priority V 2.05.00
[EFI Compatible ROM]
In case of multiple Option
ROMs (Legacy and EFI
Compatible), specifies what
PCI option ROM to lanuch.
PCI Common Settings
PCI Latency Timer VGA Palette Snoop PERR# Generation SERR# Generation Load RT32 Image
[32 PCI Bus Clocks]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
PCI Express Settings
PCIE Slot Option Rom Configuration
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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PCI ROM Priority [EFI Compatible ROM]
This item specifies which PCI option ROM to launch between multiple option ROMs
(Legacy and EFI Compatible).
Configuration options: [Legacy ROM] [EFI Compatible ROM]
PCI Latency Timer [32 PCI Bus Clocks]
This item configures the value to be programmed into PCI Latency Timer Register.
Configuration options: [32 PCI Bus Clocks] [64 PCI Bus Clocks] [96 PCI Bus Clocks]
[128 PCI Bus Clocks] [160 PCI Bus Clocks] [192 PCI Bus Clocks] [224 PCI Bus
Clocks] [248 PCI Bus Clocks]
VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled]
This item enables or disables VGA pallette register snooping.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PERR# Generation [Disabled]
This item enables or disables PCI device to generate PERR#.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SERR# Generation [Disabled]
This item enables or disables PCI device to generate SERR#.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCI Express Settings
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Advanced
PCI Express Link Register Settings
ASPM Support [Disabled]
WARNING: Enabling ASPM may cause some
PCI-E device to fail
Enables or Disables PCI
Express Device Relaxed
Ordering.
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↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
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F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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ASPM Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to set the ASPM level.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [Force L0s]
[Force L0s]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
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Force all links to L0s state.
BIOS auto configure.
Disabled ASPM.
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PCIE Slot Option ROM Configuration
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Advanced
Legacy OpROM Support
Launch Storage OpROM
[Enabled]
PCIE1
PCIE2
PCIE3
PCIE4
PCIE5
PCIE6
PCIE7
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
Option
Rom
Rom
Rom
Rom
Rom
Rom
Rom
Enable or Disable Boot Option
for Legacy Mass Storage
Devices with Option ROM.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Launch Storage OpROM [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable boot option for Legacy Mass Storage
devices with Option ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE1 Option Rom [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE2 Option Rom [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE3 Option Rom [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE4 Option Rom [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE5 Option Rom [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE6 Option Rom [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE7 Option Rom [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.7
USB Configuration
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Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Devices:
2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support USB3.0 Support
XHCI Hand-off
EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
USB Hardware Delays and Time-outs
USB transfer time-out Device reset time-out Device power-up delay [20 sec]
[20 sec]
[Auto]
USB Ports Configuration
Enabled Legacy USB support.
AUTO option disables legacy
support if no USB devices
are connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB devices
available only for EFI
applications.
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↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
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F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
This item enables or disables Legacy USB device support.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] [Auto]
USB3.0 Support [Enabled]
This item enables or disables USB3.0 (XHCI) Controller support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
XHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
This is a workaround for OSes without XHCI ownership change should be claimed
by XHCI driver.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
This is a workaround for OSes without EHCI ownership change should be claimed
by EHCI driver.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Hardware Delays and Time-outs
USB transfer time-out [20 sec]
This item sets the time-out value for control, bulk, and interrupt transfer.
Configuration options: [1 sec] [5 sec] [10 sec] [20 sec]
Device reset time-out [20 sec]
USB mass storage device Start Unit command time-out.
Configuration options: [10 sec] [20 sec] [30 sec] [40 sec]
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Device power-up delay [Auto]
This item sets the maximum time the device will take before it properly reports
itself to the Host Controller. ‘Auto’ uses default values: for a Root port, it is 100ms;
for a Hub port, the delay is taken from Hub descriptor.
Configuration options: [Manual] [Auto]
Device power-up delay in seconds [X]
This item appears only when you set the Device power-up delay item to
[Manual]. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range
from 1 to 40 with a one-second interval.
USB Ports Configuration
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Advanced
EHCI Controller 1 EHCI Controller 2 [Enabled]
[Enabled]
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
Port
1 2
3 4 5
6 7
8 9
10 11
12
13
14
Enable/Disable USB 2.0 (EHCI)
Support.
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↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
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F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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EHCI Controller 1/2 [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Support. If we
disable the EHCI Controller in BIOS > South Bridge > USB configuration, the
USB device will all disable in OS.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Port 1/14 [Enabled]
These items allow you to enable or disable USB ports 1 to 14.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.8
ACPI Settings
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Advanced
ACPI Settings
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration
[Disabled]
Enables or Disables BIOS ACPI
Auto Configuration.
Enable Hibernation
[Enabled]
ACPI Sleep State
[S3 (Suspend to RAM)]
Lock Legacy Resources
[Disabled]
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable BIOS ACPI Auto Configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set Enabled ACPI Auto Configuration
to [Disabled].
Enable Hibernation [Enabled]
Enables or disables system ability to Hibernate (0S/S4 sleep state). This option
may be not effective with some OS.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI Sleep State [S3 (Suspend to RAM)]
Allows you to set the ACPI Sleep State.
Configuration options: [Suspend Disabled] [S1 (CPU Stop Clock)] [S3 (Suspend
to RAM)]
Lock Legacy Resources [Disabled]
Allows to enable or disable Lock Legacy Resources.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.9
WHEA Configuration
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Advanced
WHEA Support
[Enabled]
Enable or disable Windows
Hardware Error Architecture.
WHEA Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Windows Hardware Error Architecture support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.10
APM setting
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Advanced
Restrore
Power On
Power On
Power On
Power On
Power On
AC
By
By
By
By
By
Power Loss
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
PCIE
Ring
RTC
[Last State]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Specify what state to go to
when power is re-applied after
a power failure (G3 state).
Restore AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to [Power On], the system will reboot after an AC power loss. When set
to [Last State], the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system
state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables the PS/2 Keyboard from generating a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables the PS/2 Keyboard to generate a wake event.
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables the PS/2 Mouse from generating a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables the PS/2 Mouse to generate a wake event.
Power On By PCIE [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables the PCIE devices from generating a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables the Ring devices from generating a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables the Ring devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables RTC from generating a wake event.
[Enabled]When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and
Hour/Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set
values.
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4.5.11
Serial Port Console Redirection
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Advanced
COM1
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
COM2
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Enabled]
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/
Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS)
Console Redirection
[Disabled]
Console Redirection Settings
Console Redirection Enable
or Disable.
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↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
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F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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COM1
Console Redirection [Disabled]
This item enables or disables the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set Console Redirection to
[Enabled].
Console Redirection Settings
This item becomes configurable only when you enable the Console Redirection
item. The settings specify how the host computer and the remote computer (which
the user is using) will exchange data. Both computers should have the same or
compatible settings.
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Allows you to set the terminal type.
[VT100] ASCII char set
[VT100+] Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, etc.
[VT-UTF8]Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes
[ANSI] Extended ASCII char set
Bits per second [57600]
Selects serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the
other side. Long or noisy lines may require lower speeds.
Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [38400] [57600] [115200]
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Data Bits [8]
Configuration options: [7] [8]
Parity [None]
A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors.
[Mark] and [Space] parity do not allow for error detection.
[None] No parity bit
[Even]
Parity bit is 0 if the num of 1’s in the data bits is even
[Odd]
Parity bit is 0 if num of 1’s in the data bits is odd
[Mark]
Parity bit is always 1
[Space] Parity bit is always 0
Stop Bits [1]
Stop bits indicate the end of a serial data packet. (A start bit indicates the
beginning.) The standard setting is 1 stop bit. Communication with slow
devices may require more than 1 stop bit.
Configuration options: [1] [2]
Flow Control [VT100]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for
remote management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [VT100] [Hardware RTS/CTS] [Software Xon/Xoff]
Recorder Mode [Disabled]
With this mode enabled, only text will be sent. This is to capture Terminal
data.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Recorder 100x31 [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable extended terminal resolution.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy OS Redirction Resolution [80x24]
This item configures the number of rows and columns supported on legacy
OS.
Configuration options: [80x24] [80x25]
COM2
Console Redirection [Disabled]
Enables or disables the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Console Redirection Settings
Please refer to the description of the Console Redirection Settings item under
COM1 for details.
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Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/ Windows Emergency
Management Services (EMS)
Console Redirection [Disabled]
Enables or disables the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set Console Redirection to
[Enabled].
Console Redirection Settings
Out-of-Band Mgmt Port [COM1]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for
remote management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [COM1] [COM2]
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for
remote management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [VT100] [VT100+] [VT-UTF8] [ANSI]
Bits per second [115200]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for
remote management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [57600] [115200]
Flow Control [VT100]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for
remote management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [VT100] [Hardware RTS/CTS] [Software Xon/Xoff]
4.5.12
Onboard LAN Configuration
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Advanced
Onboard LAN Configuration
INTEL W82574L OpROM1
INTEL W82574L OpROM2
[PXE]
[PXE]
Launch INTEL W82574L OpROM
INTEL W82574L OpROM1 [PXE]
This item launched INTEL W82574L OpROM1.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [PXE] [iSCSI]
INTEL W82574L OpROM2 [PXE]
This item launched INTEL W82574L OpROM2.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [PXE] [iSCSI]
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4.5.13
Marvell SATA Configuration
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Advanced
Marvell SATA Configuration
Marvell Storage Controller
Marvell Storage OPROM
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Marvell Storage Controller [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Marvell Storage OPROM [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.14
Onboard Devices Configuration
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Advanced
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port 2 Configuration
VIA 1394 Controller
[Enabled]
Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller
[Enabled]
Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging S [Enabled]
Set Parameters of serial
Port 1(COM1).
Serial Port1/2 Configuration
This item allows you to set parameters of serial ports 1 and 2.
Serial Port [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Serial Port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Device Mode [Standard Serial Port Mode]
This item allows you to change the serial port mode.
Configuration options: [Standard Serial Port Mode]
VIA 1394 Controller [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable VIA 1394.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Asmedia USB 3.0.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging S [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging
S.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.15
Runtime Error Logging
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Advanced
Runtime Error Logging Support
[Disabled]
Runtime Error Logging Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Runtime Error Logging Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set Runtime Error Logging Support
to [Enabled].
PCI Error Logging Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable PCI Error Logging.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
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4.6
Server Management menu
The Server Management menu displays the server management status, and
allows you to change the settings.
The Server Management menu appears only when you install ASMB card on the
motherboard.
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Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Server Mgmt Event Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool
BMC Firmware Version:
O/S Watchdog Timer
O/S Wtd Timer Timeout
O/S Wtd Timer Policy
[Disabled]
[10 minutes]
[Reset]
System Event Log
BMC network configuration
Exit
If enabled, starts a BIOS
timer which can only be shut
off by Intel Management
Software after the OS loads.
Helps determine that the
OS successfully loaded
or follows the O/S Boot
Watchdog Timer policy.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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O/S Watchdog Timer [Disabled]
If enabled, starts a BIOS timer which can only be shut off by Intel Management
Software after the OS loads. Helps determine that the OS sucessfully loaded or
follows the O/S Boot Watchdog TImer Policy.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
O/S Wtd Timer Timeout [10 minutes]
Allows to configure the length of the O/S Boot Watchdog Timer. Not available if O/S
Boot Watchdog Timer is disabled.
Configuration options: [5 minutes] [10 minutes] [15 minutes] [20 minutes]
O/S Wtd Timer Policy [Reset]
Allows to configure how the system should respond if the OS Boot Watchdog
Timer expires. Not available if O/S Boot Watchdog Timer is disabled.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Reset] [Power Down]
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4.6.1
System Event Log
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Server Mgmt
Enabling/Disabling Options
SEL Components
[Disabled]
Erasing Settings
Erase SEL
When SEL is Full
[No]
[Do Nothing]
Note: All values changed here do not take effect
until computer is restarted.
Change this to enable or
disable all features of
system Event Logging during
boot.
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↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
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F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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SEL Components [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable all features of system Event Logging during boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
The following items appears only when you set SEL Components to
[Enabled].
•
All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
Erase SEL [No]
Allows to choose options for erasing SEL.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes, On next reset] [Yes, On every reset]
When SEL is Full [Do Nothing]
Allows to choose options for reactions to a full SEL.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
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4.6.2
BMC network configuration
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Server Mgmt
BMC network configuration
Lan1
Lan1
Lan1
Lan1
Lan1
Lan1
IP Address in BMC:
Subnet Mask in BMC:
Gateway Address in BMC:
MAC Address in BMC:
Address Source in BMC:
Configuration Address source
000.000.000.000
000.000.000.000
000.000.000.000
00.00.00.00.00.00
DHCP Mode
Select to configure LAN
channel parameters
statically or dynamically(by
BIOS or BMC). Unspecified
option will not modify any
BMC network parameters
during BIOS phase
[Previous State]
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↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Configuration Address source [Previous State]
Select to configure LAN channel parameters statically or dynamically(by BIOS or BMC).
Unspecified option will not modify any BMC network parameters during BIOS phase.
Configuration options: [Previous State] [Static Mode] [DHCP Mode]
The following items appears only when you set Configuration Address source
to [Static Mode].
Station IP address [0.0.0.0]
Allows to input Station IP address.
Subnet mask [0.0.0.0]
Allows to input Subnet mask.
Gateway IP address [0.0.0.0]
Allows to input Gateway IP address.
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4.7
Event Logs menu
The Event Logs allows you to change or view the event log settings.
The Event Logs menu appears when the ASMB card is not installed on the
motherboard.
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Event Logs
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
View System Event Log
View System Event Log
Press <Enter> to change the
Smbios Log configuration.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
Press <Enter> to change the Smbios Event Log configuration.
For more information on this configuration, refer to 4.7.1 Change Smbios Event
Log Settings.
View Smbios Event Log
Press <Enter> to view all smbios event logs.
View System Event Log
Press <Enter> to view all system event logs.
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4.7.1
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
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Event Logs
Enabling/Disabling Options
Smbios Event Log
[Enabled]
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
When Log is Full
[No]
[Do Nothing]
Smbios Event Log Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event
[Disabled]
MECI
1
METW
60
Custom Option
Log OEM Codes
[Enabled]
Convert OEM Codes
[Disabled]
Note: All values changed here do not take effect
until computer is restarted.
Change this to enable or
disable all features of
Smbios Event Logging during
boot.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
Enabling/Disabling Options
Smbios Event Log [Enabled]
Change this to enable or disable all features of Smbios Event Logging during
boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log [No]
Choose options for erasing Smbios Event Log. Erasing is done prior to any
logging activation during reset.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes, Next reset] [Yes, Every reset]
When Log is Full [Do Nothing]
This item allows you to choose options for reactions to a full Smbios Event
Log.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
Smbios Event Log Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event [Disabled]
This item allows you to choose options to enable/disable logging of System
boot event.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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MECI [1]
This item allows you to set Mutiple Event Count Increment (MECI). The number
of occurrences of a duplicate event that must pass before the multiplt-event
counter associated with the log entry is updated, specified as a numeric value
in the range 1 to 255.
METW [60]
This item allows you to set Mutiple Event Time Windows (METW). The number of
minutes which must pass between duplicate log entries which utilize a multipleevent counter. The value ranges from 0 to 99 minutes.
Custom Options
Log OEM Codes [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the logging of EFI Status Codes as
OEM Codes (if not already converted to legacy).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Convert OEM Codes [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the converting of EFI Status Codes
to Standard Smbios Types (Not all may be translated).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
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Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
1
[On]
Full Screen Logo
[Enabled]
CSM16 Module Version
07.67
GateA20 Active
Option ROM Messages
Interrupt 19 Capture
Boot Device Seeking
UEFI Boot
[Upon Request]
[Force BIOS]
[Enabled]
[Endless PXE]
[Disabled]
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
Boot Option #2
[AMI Virtual CDROMO...]
[IBA GE Slot 0600 v...]
CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
Network Device BBS Priorities
Exit
Number of seconds to wait for
setup activation key.
65535(0xFFFF) means indefinite
waiting.
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Setup Prompt Timeout [xx]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the number of seconds to wait for setup
activation key.
Bootup NumLock State [On]
This item allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
1. Set Full Screen Logo to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
2. Set Full Screen Logo to [Disabled] to select the desired Post Report waiting
time from 1~10 sec.
Post Report [5 sec]
Allows you to select a desired post report waiting time. This item only appears
when you set the Full Screen Logo to [Disabled].
Configuration options: [1 sec] - [10 sec] [Until Press ESC
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CSM16 Module Version
GateA20 Active [Upon Request]
[Upon Request] GA20 can be disabled using BIOS services.
[Always] D
o not allow disable GA20; this optionis useful when any RT code
is executed above 1MB.
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
Allows you to set the display mode for Options ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
Allows Option ROMs to trap interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Boot Device Seeking [Endless PXE]
[Endless PXE] Continuous seek remote boot image until boot image found or user
abort (press Ctrl+Alt+Del).
[Normal]
Seek remote boot image once then stop.
UEFI Boot [Disabled]
Enables or disables UEFI Boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of
devices installed in the system.
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
•
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, please press <F8> after POST.
Boot Option #1/#2/#3/#4 [IBA GE Slot 0600 v...]
Configuration options: [SATA P2: ASUS ...] [SATA P3: WDC WD80...] [AMI
Virtual CDROM...] [IBA GE Slot 0600 v...]
These items appear only when you connect SATA ODD or hard drive to the SATA
ports.
CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
Network Device BBS Priorities
These settings allow you to set the booting order of the SATA devices.
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Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode]
Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the
BIOS setup program.
[EZ Mode]
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup
program.
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of
devices installed in the system. Select [Disabled] to disallow this function.
•
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, press <F8> after POST.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears
on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an
item to start booting from the selected device.
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4.9
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you
to change the fan settings.
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CPU1 Temperature
CPU2 Temperature
TR1 Temperature
TR2 Temperature
CPU FAN1 Speed
CPU FAN2 Speed
FRNT FAN1 Speed
FRNT FAN2 Speed
FRNT FAN3 Speed
FRNT FAN4 Speed
REAR FAN1 Speed
REAR FAN2 Speed
+VTT_CPU
VCORE_CPU1
VCORE_CPU2
VSA_CPU1
VSA_CPU2
+VDDQ_AB_CPU1
+VDDQ_CD_CPU1
+VDDQ_EF_CPU2
+VDDQ_GH_CPU2
+5VSB
+5V
+12V
+3.3V
90.0ºC/194.0ºF
90.0ºC/194.0ºF
18.0ºC/64.4ºF
6.0ºC/42.8ºF
3658 RPM
3678 RPM
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+1.026 V
+0.996 V
+0.996 V
+0.898 V
+0.912 V
+1.510 V
+1.526 V
+1.474 V
+1.474 V
+4.921 V
+4.966 V
+11.592 V
+3.264 V
VBAT
+3.3VSB
+3.168 V
+3.234 V
FAN Speed Control
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
[Generic Mode]
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Use the scroll to view items.
CPU 1/2; TR1 1/2 Temperature �������������
[xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and
motherboard component temperatures. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display
the detected temperatures.
CPU FAN1/2 Speed; FRNT FAN1–4 Speed; REAR FAN1/2 Speed
[xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the speed of
CPU fans, front fans, and rear fan in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not
connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A.
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+VTT_CPU Voltage, VCORE1/2 Voltage, VSA_CPU1/2 +VDDQ_AB_
CPU1 Voltage, +VDDQ_CD_CPU1 Voltage, +VDDQ_EF_CPU2 Voltage,
+VDDQ_GH_CPU2 Voltage, +5VSB Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V
Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, VBAT Voltage, +3.3VSB Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators.
FAN Speed Control [Generic Mode]
This item allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts
the fan speeds for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Generic Mode] [High Speed Mode] [Full Speed Mode]
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4.10 Security menu
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
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Password Description
If ONLY the Administrator's password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is
only asked for when entering Setup
If ONLY the User's password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will
have Administrator rights
The password length must br in the following range:
Minimum length 3
Maximum length 20
Set Setup Administrator
Password
Administrator Password
User Password
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time
Clock (RTC) RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 2.6 Jumpers for
information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the
administrator password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to
see or change only selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press
<Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then
press <Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press
<Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an
administrator password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the
password.
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User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing
the system.
To set a user password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press
<Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then
press <Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press
<Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password,
but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password.
4.11 Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
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ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
Be used to update BIOS
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
This item allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility when you press
<Enter>. Check section 4.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility for details.
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4.12 Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
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Discard Changes & Exit
Save Changes & Reset
Discard Changes & Reset
Exit system setup without
saving any changes.
Restore Defaults
Boot Override
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AMI Virtual CDROM0 1.00
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes.
When you select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Yes to discard changes and exit.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or
if you press <F10>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes
and exit.
Discard Changes & Reset
This option allows you to reset the Setup program without saving your changes.
When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard
changes and reset.
Restore Defaults
This option allows you to restore/load defaults values for all the setup options.
When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to load
optimized defaults.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The device items that appears on the
screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to
start booting from the selected device.
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This chapter provides instructions for
setting up, creating, and configuring RAID
sets using the available utilities.
5
RAID
configuration
Chapter summary
5
5.1
Setting up RAID............................................................................. 5-3
5.3
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SCU/SATA
Option ROM Utility...................................................................... 5-25
5.5
Marvell RAID utility..................................................................... 5-41
5.2LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility .................................... 5-5
5.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Utility
(Windows).................................................................................... 5-35
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Setting up RAID
The motherboard supports the following SATA RAID solutions:
•
•
•
LSI MegaRAID software RAID Configuration Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1,
and RAID 10 support (for both Linux and Windows OS).
Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SCU / SATA Option ROM
Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 support (for Windows OS
only).
Marvell RAID Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10 support.
5.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a
single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone,
thus improving data access and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives
is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one
drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software
directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of
the data in the other drive. This RAID configuration provides data protection and
increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or use an
existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be of the same
size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 1E (Enhanced RAID 1) has a striped layout with each stripe unit having a
secondary (or alternate) copy stored on a different disk. You can use three or more
hard disk drives for this configuration.
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy
data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get
all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk
drives or use an existing drive and three new drives for this setup.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk
drives. Among the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD
performance, fault tolerance, and higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration
is best suited for transaction processing, relational database applications,
enterprise resource planning, and other business systems. Use a minimum of three
identical hard disk drives for this setup.
•
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created
RAID set, copy first the RAID driver from the support DVD to a floppy disk
before you install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive.
•
Please refer to chapter 2 for how to select the RAID configuration utility.
Move the jumper to choose between LSI MegaRAID and Intel® Rapid RAID.
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Installing hard disk drives
The motherboard supports Serial ATA for RAID set configuration. For optimal
performance, install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating
a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
2.
3.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays following the instructions in the
system user guide.
Connect a SATA signal cable to the signal connector at the back of each drive
and to the SATA connector on the motherboard.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must set the RAID item in the BIOS Setup before you can create a RAID set
from SATA hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors supported by
Intel® C602 chipset. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
3.
Set SATA Mode to [RAID Mode]
2.
4.
Go to the Advanced Menu > PCH SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS
Setup.
5.1.4
RAID configuration utilities
Depending on the RAID connectors that you use, you can create a RAID set using
the utilities embedded in each RAID controller. For example, use the LSI Logic
Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility or the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology if
you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives on the Serial ATA connectors supported by
the Intel® C602 chipset.
Refer to the succeeding section for details on how to use the RAID configuration
utility.
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5.2LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility
The LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility allows you to create RAID 0,
RAID 1, or RAID 10 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives connected to the SATA
connectors supported by the motherboard southbridge chip.
To enter the LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility:
1.
2.
Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
During POST, the LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility
automatically detects the installed SATA hard disk drives and displays any
existing RAID set(s). Press <Ctrl> + <M> to enter the utility.
LSI MegaRAID Software RAID BIOS Version A.10 09231523R
LSI SATA RAID Found at PCI Bus No:00 Dev No:1F
Device present at Port 0
ST3160812AS
152114MB
Device present at Port 1
ST3160812AS
152114MB
Device present at Port 2
ST3160812AS
152114MB
Device present at Port 3
ST3160812AS
152114MB
Press Ctrl-M or Enter to run LSI Software RAID Setup Utility.
3.
•
The LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility automatically
configures to RAID 1 when the SATA to RAID Mode is enabled.
•
The RAID setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and
may not exactly match the items on your screen due to the controller
version difference.
•
When you create RAID sets with the LSI MegaRAID software RAID
configuration utility, the boot priority of the SATA optical drive has to be
manually adjusted. Otherwise, the system will not boot from the connected
SATA ODD.
The utility main window appears. Use the arrow keys to select an option from
the Management Menu and then press <Enter>. Refer to the Management
Menu descriptions on the next page.
At the bottom of the screen is the legend box. The keys on the legend box
allow you to navigate through the setup menu options or execute commands.
The keys on the legend box vary according to the menu level.
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Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Configure VD(s)
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Menu
Description
Configure
Allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 10 set using the Easy
Configuration or the New Configuration command. This menu also
allows you to view, add, or clear RAID configurations or select the
boot drive
Initialize
Allows you to initialize the virtual drives of a created RAID set
Objects
Allows you to initialize virtual drives or change the virtual drive
parameters
Rebuild
Allows you to rebuild failed drives
Check Consistency Allows you to check the data consistency of the virtual drives of a
created RAID set
5.2.1
Creating a RAID set
The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID
1, or RAID 10 set using two types of configurations: Easy and New.
In Easy Configuration, the virtual drive parameters are set automatically.
In New Configuration, you manually set the virtual drive parameters.
Using Easy Configuration
To create a RAID set using the Easy Configuration option:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Easy Configuration, and
then press <Enter>.
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Configuration Menu
Easy Configuration
New Configuration
Management Menu
View/Add Configuration
Configure
Clear Configuration
Initialize
Select Boot Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Defines Physical Arrays. An Array Will Automatically Become A VD
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2.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to
the SATA ports. Use the up/down arrow keys to select the drives you want to
include in the RAID set, and then press <Space>. When selected, the drive
indicator changes from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array
number, and Y is the drive number.
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0 ONLIN A00-00
1 ONLIN A00-01
2 READY
3 READY
Port # 2 DISK
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SPACE-Sel,ENTER-EndArray,F10-Configure,F2-Drive Info,F3-Virtual Drives,F4-HSP
3.
4.
•
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the
screen.
•
You need at least two identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 1 set.
•
You need at least four identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 10
set.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set, and then press <F10> to
configure array setting.
Press <Space> to select the configurable array.
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Easy Configuration - ARRAY SELECTION MENU
Select Configurable Array(s)
PORT #
A-0
0 DNLIN A00-00
SPAN-1
1 DNLIN A00-01
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5.
Press <F10> again, the virtual drive information appears including a Virtual
Drive menu that allows you to change the virtual drive parameters.
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RAID
Size
#Stripes
StripSzMENU Status
Easy Configuration
- ARRAY SELECTION
Management
0 Menu 1
148.580GB PORT
2 #
Configure
0 DNLIN A00-00
Initialize
Objects
1 DNLIN A00-01
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Virtual Drive 0
RAID = 1
Units= MB
Size = 152146MB
DWC = Off
RA = On
Accept
SPAN = NO
64 KB
ONLINE
Choose RAID Level For This VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
6.
7.
Select RAID from the Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <Enter>.
Select the RAID level from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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2 #
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Initialize
Objects
1 DNLIN A00-01
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Virtual Drive 0
RAID Level
RAID = 1
RAID 0
Units= MB
RAID 1
Size = 152146MB
DWC = Off
RA = On
Accept
SPAN = NO
ONLINE
Choose RAID Level For This VD
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8.
9.
Select Units from the Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <Enter>.
Select the units for virtual drive size from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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2 #
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0 DNLIN A00-00
Initialize
Objects
1 DNLIN A00-01
Rebuild
Select Units For VD Size
Check Consistency
MB
Virtual Drive 0
GB
RAID = 1
TB
Units= MB
Size = 152146MB
DWC = Off
RA = On
Accept
SPAN = NO
Select Units For VD Size
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
10. When creating a RAID 1 or a RAID 10 set, select DWC from the Virtual
Drive menu, and then press <Enter>.
When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 12.
11. Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache setting, and then press <Enter>.
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Management
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148.580GB PORT
2 #
64 KB
Configure
0 DNLIN A00-00
Initialize
Objects
1 DNLIN A00-01Change DWC
Rebuild
Off
Check Consistency
On
Virtual Drive 0
RAID = 1
Units= MB
Size = 152146MB
DWC = Off
RA = On
Accept
SPAN = NO
ONLINE
Disk Write Cache Setting Of VD
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Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data loss.
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12. When finished setting the selected virtual drive configuration, select Accept
from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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13. Follow step 2 to 12 to configure additional virtual drives.
14. Press <Esc> to finish RAID configuration. When prompted to save
configuration, select Yes from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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Easy Configuration
Yes
New
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No
View/Add Configuration
Configure
Clear Configuration
Initialize
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Boot Drive
Objects
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RAID
Size
#Stripes
StripSz Status
Rebuild
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1
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Using New Configuration
When a RAID set already exists, using the New Configuration command
erases the existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want to delete the
existing RAID set, use the View/Add Configuration command to view or create
another RAID configuration.
To create a RAID set using the New Configuration option
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > New Configuration, and
then press <Enter>.
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Easy Configuration
New Configuration
Management Menu
View/Add Configuration
Configure
Clear Configuration
Initialize
Select Boot Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration And Start A New Configuration
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
Follow step 2 to 9 of the previous section: Using Easy Configuration.
4.
Key-in the desired virtual drive size, and then press <Enter>.
3.
Select Size from the Virtual Drive menu, and then press <Enter>.
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RAID = 1
Units= MB
Size = 152146MB
DWC = Off
RA = On
Accept
SPAN = NO
64 KB
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Enter VD Size:
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
5.
Follow step 10 to 14 of the previous section: Using Easy Configuration to
create the RAID set.
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5.2.2
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration
You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration using the
View/Add Configuration command.
Adding a new RAID configuration
To add a new RAID configuration:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > View/Add Configuration,
and then press <Enter>.
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Easy Configuration
New Configuration
Management Menu
View/Add Configuration
Configure
Clear Configuration
Initialize
Select Boot Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
View/Add to The Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to
the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID set, then
press <Space>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY to
ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
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Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
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PORT #
0 ONLIN A00-00
1 ONLIN A00-01
2 READY
3 READY
77247MB
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SPACE-Sel,ENTER-EndArray,F10-Configure,F2-Drive Info,F3-Virtual Drives,F4-HSP
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the
screen.
3.
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Follow step 3 to 12 of section 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set: Using Easy
Configuration to add a new RAID set.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.2.3
Initializing the virtual drives
After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the virtual drives. You may
initialize the virtual drives of a RAID set(s) using the Initialize or Objects command
on the Management Menu.
Using the Initialize command
To initialize the virtual drive using the Initialize command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Initialize, and then press <Enter>.
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Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Initialize VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the
virtual drive to initialize. Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive from the
Virtual Drive selection, and then press <Space>.
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Objects
Rebuild
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0
1
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Size
#Stripes
StripSz
148.580GB
2
64 KB
Status
ONLINE
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
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3.
Press <F10> to start initialization. When prompted, select Yes from the
Initialize? dialog box, and then press <Enter>.
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0
1
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#Stripes
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2
Status
64 KB
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Initialize?
Yes
No
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Init Will Destroy Data On Selected VD(s)
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
Initializing a virtual drive erases all data on the drive.
4.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization. When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
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Initialize
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VD 0 Initialization Complete. Press Esc..
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Check Consistency
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Using the Objects command
To initialize the virtual drives using the Objects command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Virtual Drive, and then
press <Enter>.
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Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Change VD Parameters
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
Select the virtual drive to initialize from the Virtual Drives sub‑menu, and
then press <Enter>.
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Virtual Drive 0
Objects
Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Select VD
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3.
Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter> to start
initialization.
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Objects
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Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Vitual Drive(0)
Rebuild
Initialze
Check Consistency
Check Consistency
View/Update Parameters
Initilize VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
4.
When prompted, press the <Space> to select Yes from the Initialize? dialog
box, and then press <Enter>.
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Objects
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Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Vitual Drive(0)
Rebuild
Initialze
Check Consistency
Initialize?
Check Consistency
Yes
View/Update Parameters
No
Init Will Destroy Data On Selected VD(s)
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A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization. When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.2.4
Rebuilding failed drives
You can manually rebuild failed hard disk drives using the Rebuild command in the
Management Menu.
To rebuild a failed hard disk drive
1.
From the Management Menu, select Rebuild, and then press <Enter>.
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Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Rebuild PD(s)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU displays the available drives
connected to the SATA ports. Select the drive you want to rebuild, and then
press <Space>.
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Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
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PORT #
0 ONLIN A00-00
1 FAIL A00-01
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3.
After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. When prompted, press <Y>
to rebuild the drive.
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0 ONLIN A00-00
Initialize
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1 RBLD A00-01
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Rebuilding
Of Drive Will Take A Few Minutes. Start Rebuilding Drive (Y/N)?
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When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.2.5
Checking the drives for data consistency
You can check and verify the accuracy of data redundancy in the selected virtual
drive. The utility can automatically detect and/or detect and correct any differences
in data redundancy depending on the selected option in the Objects > Adapter
menu.
The Check Consistency command is available only for virtual drives included
in a RAID 1 or RAID 10 set.
Using the Check Consistency Command
To check data consistency using the Check Consistency command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Check Consistency, and then press
<Enter>.
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Check Consistency
CC Of VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select
the virtual drive to check. Press <Space> to select the virtual drive from the
Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <F10>.
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Size
#Stripes
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2
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Select VD
SPACE-(De)Select,
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3.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Consistency
Check? dialog box, and then press <Enter>.
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Yes
No
Status
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Consistency Check?
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD
SPACE-(De)Select,
F10-Check Consistency
A progress bar appears on screen.
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Rebuild
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SPACE-(De)Select,
4.
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F10-Check Consistency
While checking the disk consistency, press <Esc> to display the following
options.
• Stop
- Stops the consistency check. The utility stores the
percentage of disk checked, and when you restart checking,
it continues from the last percentage completed rather than
from zero percent.
• Continue- Continues the consistency check.
• Abort
5.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
- Aborts the consistency check. When you restart checking, it
continues from zero percent.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
Using the Objects command
To check data consistency using the Objects command
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the Management Menu, select Objects, and then select Virtual Drive
from the sub-menu.
Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive you want to check, and then
press <Enter>.
Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter>.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the dialog box to
check the drive.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
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5.2.6
Deleting a RAID configuration
To delete a RAID configuration
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Clear Configuration, and
then press <Enter>.
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Configure
Clear Configuration
Initialize
Select Boot Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Clear
Configuration? dialog box, and then press <Enter>.
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View/Add Configuration
Configure
Yes
Clear Configuration
Initialize
No Drive
Select Boot
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
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The utility clears all the current array(s).
Press any key to continue.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.2.7
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set
You must have created a new RAID configuration before you can select the
boot drive from a RAID set. See section 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set: Using New
Configuration for details.
To select the boot drive from a RAID set
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Select Boot Drive, and
then press <Enter>.
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New Configuration
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Configure
Clear Configuration
Initialize
Select Boot Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Select A Boot VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select the bootable virtual drive from
the list, then press <Enter>.
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BootMenu
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Easy Configuration
New Configuration
Management Menu
View/Add Configuration
Configure
Clear Configuration
Initialize
Select Boot Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Select A Boot VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
3.
The virtual drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue.
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5.2.8
Enabling WriteCache
You may manually enable the RAID controller’s WriteCache option after creating a
RAID set to improve the data transmission performance.
When you enable WriteCache, you may lose data when a power interruption occurs
while transmitting or exchanging data among the drives.
The WriteCache function is recommended for RAID 1 and RAID 10 sets.
To enable WriteCache
1.
2.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Adapter, select an existing
adapter, and then press <Enter> to display the adapter properties.
Select Disk WC, and then press <Enter> to turn on the option.
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Rebuild Rate = 30
ObjectsChk Const Rate = 30
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FGI Rate
= 30
Configure
Virtual Drive BGI Rate
= 30
Initialize
Physical DriveDisk WC
= Off
Objects
Read Ahead
= On
Rebuild
Bios State
= Enable
Check Consistency
Cont On Error = Yes
Fast Init
= Enable
Auto Rebuild = On
Auto Resume
= Enable
Disk Coercion = 1GB
Factory Default
Disk Write Cache - Off(Write Through) or On(Write Back)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
3.
4.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Virtual Drive, select an
existing adapter and press <Enter>. Select View/Update Parameters and
press <Enter> to display the adapter properties.
Select Disk WC, and then press <Enter> to turn on the option.
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#Stripes
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Physical Drive
State
= OPTIMAL
Objects
Spans
= 1
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= On
Check Consistency
Read Ahead
= On
Disk Write Cache Setting of VD
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When finished, press any key to continue.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.3Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
enterprise SCU/SATA Option ROM
Utility
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SCU / SATA Option ROM utility
allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s)
from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors
supported by the Southbridge.
You can create RAID mode by use of onboard AHCI SATA ports.
To use onboard SATA ports:
1. Install all the Serial ATA hard disk drives.
2. Turning on the system. During POST, press,Del. to enter BIOS. Go to
Advanced Menu > PCH SATA Configuration > SATA Mode, then press
<Enter>.
3. Set SATA Mode to RAID Mode and save, then reboot system.
4. During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
To use SCU SATA ports:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install all the SATA hard disk drives.
Turning on the system. During POST, press <Del> to enter BIOS. Go to
Advanced Menu > PCH SCU SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>.
Confirm all the SATA hard disk drives you installed are correctly displayed,
then reboot system.
During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
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To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SCU Option ROM utility:
1.
Install all the Serial ATA hard disk drives.
3.
During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
2.
Turn on the system.
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[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Disks:
ID
Drive Model
0
ST3300656SS
1
ST3300656SS
2
ST3300656SS
3
ST3300656SS
[↑↓]-Select
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
[ESC]-Exit
Size Type/Status(Vol ID)
279.3GB
Non-RAID Disk
279.3GB
Non-RAID Disk
279.3GB
Non-RAID Disk
279.3GB
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through
the menus and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and
may not exactly match the items on your screen.
The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration.
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5.3.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press
<Enter>. The following screen appears.
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[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]Change
2.
3.
4.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow key to select
a RAID level to create, and then press <Enter>.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives
you want to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 6 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Prev/Next [SPACE]-SelectDisk [ENTER]-Done
5.
Use the up/down arrow key to select a drive, and then press <Space>
to select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after
completing your selection.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for
RAID 0, 10 and 5 only), and then press <Enter>. The available stripe size
values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The following are typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size
for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
8.
When the Capacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you
want and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed
capacity.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following
warning message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9.
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to
go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
5.3.2
Creating a Recovery set
To create a recovery set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press
<Enter>. The following screen appears.
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[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Sync:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]Change
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[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
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2.
3.
4.
Enter a name for the recovery set and press <Enter>.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow keys to
select Recovery, and then press <Enter>.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives
you want to include in the recovery set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 1 Master and 1 Recovery disk to create volume.
[[↑↓]-Prev/Next [TAB]-(M)aster [SPACE]-(R)ecovery [ENTER]-Done
5.
6.
7.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a drive, press <TAB> to select a Master
disk, and then press <SPACE> to select a Recovery disk. A small triangle
marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection.
When the Sync item is selected, use the up/down arrow keys to select a sync
option that you want and press <Enter>.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following
warning message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
8.
Press <Y> to create the recovery set and return to the main menu, or <N> to
go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
If a recovery set is created, you cannot add more RAID sets even when you
have more non-RAID disks installed in your system.
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5.3.3
Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk
drives when you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press
<Enter>. The following screen appears.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.0.0.1104
Copyright(C) 2003-11 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID0(Stripe)
Drives
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the RAID set you want to delete, and
then press <Del>. The following warning message appears.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
3.
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Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press
<N> to return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
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5.3.4
Resetting disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID.
Resetting a RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on
the drive.
To reset a RAID set hard disk drive:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID and press
<Enter>. The following screen appears.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID disk will remove its RAID structures
and revert it to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Port Drive Model
0
ST3300656SS
1
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Member Disk
Member Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
2.
3.
4.
[SPACE]-Selects [ENTER]-Selection Complete
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the RAID set drive(s) you want to reset,
and then press <Space> to select.
Press <Enter> to reset the RAID set drive(s). A confirmation message
appears.
Press <Y> to reset the drive(s) or press <N> to return to the utility main
menu.
5.3.5
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The
following warning message appears.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
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5.3.6
Rebuilding the RAID
This option is only for the RAID 1 set.
Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID 1 array failed, the system
displays the status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You can
rebuild the RAID array with other installed non-RAID disks.
To rebuild the RAID with other non-RAID disk:
1.
2.
At the prompt, press <Ctrl> + <I> to enter the Intel Rapid Storage Technology
option ROM utility.
If there is a non-RAID SATA Hard Disk available, the utility will prompt to
rebuild the RAID. Press <Enter>, and then use up/down arrow keys to select
the destination disk or press <ESC> to exit.
[ DEGRADED VOLUME DETECTED ]
"Degraded" volume and disk available for rebuilding detected. Selecting
a disk initiates a rebuild. Rebuild completes in the operating system.
Select the port of destination disk for rebuilding (ESC to exit):
Port Drive Model
Serial #
Size
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XX.XGB
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
[ENTER]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
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3.
The utility immediately starts rebuilding after the disk is selected. The status
of the degraded RAID volume is changed to “Rebuild”.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.0.0.1104
Copyright(C) 2003-11 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
ID
Name
0
Volume0
Physical Devices:
Port Drive Model
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
5.
6.
7.
Strip
N/A
Serial #
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
Size
149.0GB
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
* = Data is Encrypted
Status
Bootable
Rebuild
Yes
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
Volumes with “Rebuild” status will be rebuilt within the operating system.
[↑↓]-Select
4.
Level
RAID1(Mirror)
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Exit Intel Rapid Storage Technology and reboot the system.
Under Microsoft® Windows OS, select Start > Programs > Intel Rapid
Storage > Intel Rapid Storage Console or click the Intel Rapid Storage
Technology tray icon to load the Intel Rapid Storage Manager utility.
From the View menu, select Advanced Mode to display the details of the
Intel Rapid Storage Console.
From the Volumes view option, select RAID volume to view the rebuilding
status. When finished, the status is changed to “Normal”.
Rebuilding the RAID with a new hard disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID array failed, the system
displays the status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You may
replace the disk drive and rebuild the RAID array.
To rebuild the RAID with a new hard disk:
1.
Remove the failed SATA hard disk and install a new SATA hard disk of the
same specification into the same SATA Port.
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
2.
Reboot the system and then follow the steps in section Rebuilding the RAID
with other non-RAID disk.
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5.3.7
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility
You can set the boot priority sequence in the BIOS for your RAID arrays when
creating multi-RAID using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
To set the boot array in the BIOS:
Set at least one of the arrays bootable to boot from the hard disk.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Reboot the system and press <Del> to enter the BIOS setup utility during
POST.
Go to the Boot menu and select the boot option priority.
Use up/down arrow keys to select the boot priority and press <Enter>. See
section 4.7 Boot menu for details.
From the Exit menu, select Save Changes & Exit, then press <Enter>.
When the confirmation window appears, select Yes, then press <Enter>.
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5.4Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
enterprise Utility (Windows)
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility allows you to create RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives
that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
Before you using Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility, you need to
change BIOS setting first:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
Go to the Advanced Menu > Chipset Configuration > PCH Configuration>
Onboard SATA Oprom, then press <Enter>.
Set Onboard SATA Oprom to [Enabled].
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup.
You need to manually install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
utility on a Windows® operating system. Please refer to the installation
instructions in Chapter 6.
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility under Windows
operating system:
1.
2.
Turn on the system to windows desktop.
Click the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise icon to display the
main menu.
Your storage system is configured for data protection, increased performance and
optimal data storage capacity. You can further optimize your storage system by
creating additional volumes.
You can click Rescan to re-scan any attached hard disks.
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5.4.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set
1.
From the utility main menu, select Create Volume and select volume type.
3.
Enter a name for the RAID set, then select the array disks.
5.
Then click Next.
2.
4.
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Then click Next.
Select Volume Size tab, you can drag the bar to decide the volume size.
•
If you hard disk with existing data and you don’t want to keep data from one
of the selected disks, choose NO in next column (If displayed).
•
If you want to Enable volume write-back cache or Initialize volume, you
can click Advanced tab to slelect.
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6.
Confirm volume creation, than click Create Volume to continue.
This process could take a while depending on the number and size of the disks.
You can contuine using other applications during this time.
When display Volume Ceation Complete message, you can click OK to finish.
You still need to partition your new volume using Windows Disk Management
before adding any data.
When you are finished, you will see the following screen in Volumes field and you
can change related items in the Volume Properties field.
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5.4.2
Change Volume Type
When you are finished to create a RAID set, you can view or change related items
in the Volume Properties field.
According to the following steps to change the type in Volume Properties:
1.
Click the SAS array items you want to change in Volumes field.
3.
You can change the Name, Select the new volume type, and Select
additional disks to include in the new volume if needed.
2
4.
From the Volume Properties field, select Type:RAID 1 Change type.
Then select the Data stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10 and 5
only), and then click OK. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to
128 KB. The following are typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size
for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
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5.4.3
Delete volume
Take caution when deleting a volume. You will lose all data on the hard disk
drives.Back up data before continuing.
To delete a volume:
1.
From the utility main menu, select the volume (exp. Volume_0000) in
Volumes field you want to delete.
2.
Then select Delete volume in Volume Properties field. The following screen
appears.
3.
Click Yes to delete the volume and return to the utility main menu, or click No
to return to the main menu.
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5.4.4
Preferences
System Preferences
Allow you set to show the notification area icon and show system information, warning, or
errors here.
E-Mail Preferences
Allow you set to sent e-mail of the following events:
Storage system information
Storage system warnings
Storage system errors
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5.5
Marvell RAID utility
The onboard Marvell SATA 6.0 Gb/s controller allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID
1 or RAID 10 array using two SATA hard disk drives. Refer to Chapter 2 of your
system user manual for the exact location of the Marvell SATA 6.0 Gb/s connector.
To enter the Marvell utility, press <Ctrl> + <M> during POST.
All exisiting data on the hard disk drives will be erased when creating or deleting
a RAID array. Ensure that you have back up all your data in your hard disk
drives before making any change to the drive status.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2011 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Topology
HBA 0: Marvell 0
├ Virtual Disks
└ Free Physical Disks
├ PD 0: ST3160812AS
└ PD 8: ST3160812AS
Information
Vendor ID
:
Device ID
:
Revision ID
:
BIOS Version
:
Firmware Version:
PCIe Speed Rate :
Configure SATA as:
▶
Help
Marvell RAID on chip controller.
ENTER: Operation
F10: Exit/Save
5.5.1
1.
2.
1B4B
9130
B1
1.0.0.1028
2.2.0.1105
5.0Gbps
AHCI Mode
▶
ESC: Return
Create a RAID Array
Move the selection bar to HBA 0: Marvell 0 and press <Enter>.
Select Configuration Wizard and press <Enter>.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2011 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Configure->Select free disks
HBA 0: Marvell 0
Port ID
├ Virtual Disks
PD ID
└ Free Physical Disks
Type
* ├ PD 0: ST3160812AS
Status
└ PD 8: ST3160812AS
Size
Feature Support
Current Speed
Model
Serial
FW Version
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
0
0
SATA PD
Unconfigured
152626MB
MCQ 3G 48Bits
3G
ST3160812AS
9LS0F4HL
3.AAE
▶
▶
Help
Use space bar to select the free disks to be used in the array.
ENTER: Operation
SPACE: Select
F10: Exit/Save
ESC: Return
3.
Press <Space> to select the hard drives to be included in the RAID array. An
asterisk (*) appears in front of the selected hard drive. After selecting all the
drives needed for the RAID array, press <Enter> to continue.
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Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2011 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Configure->Select free disksCreate Virtual Disk
HBA 0: Marvell 0
RAID Level
: RAID 0
├ Virtual Disks
Max Size(MB)
: 305253
└ Free Physical Disks
Stripe Size
: 64KB
* ├ PD 0: ST3160812AS
Gigabyte Rounding : 1G
* └ PD 8: ST3160812AS
Quick Init
: Yes
Name
: Default
Threshold(%)
: 90
Next
▶
Help
▶
Virtual disk configurations.
ENTER: Select
F10: Exit/Save
4.
5.
ESC: Return
Use the up or down arrow key to move the selection bar and press <Enter>
to configure further RAID settings.
RAID Level: Select a RAID Level. Configuration options: [RAID 0] [RAID 1]
[RAID 10] [HyperDuo]
Stripe Size: Specifies the size of single data block on the virtual disk. In
general, a larger stripe size is recommended for applications requiring large
data transfers such as audio, video, and graphics. A smaller stripe size is
better for applications with content in much smaller size, such as e-mails and
documents.
Configuration options: [32K] [64K]
Gigabyte Rounding: In the event of a single physical disk failure in a RAID
1 virtual disk, Gigabyte Rounding allows the replacement physical disk to be
of a size slightly smaller than the existing physical disk. The capacity of the
rebuilt virtual disk equals to the size of the smaller physical disk included in
the RAID 1 array. The configuration options represent the tolerance value of
drive capacity difference.
Configuration options: [None] [1G] [10G]
Name: Enter a name with 1–10 letters (no special characters) for the RAID
array.
Move the selection bar to Next and press <Enter>. The following warning
message appears:
Create Virtual Disk
Do you want to create this virtual disk ?
Yes
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No
Press <Y> to create the RAID array, or press <N> to cancel. The new RAID
array appears under Virtual Disks, as shown in the image below.
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Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2011 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Information
Topology
HBA 0: Marvell 0
├ Virtual Disks
│ └ VD 0: New_VD
│
├ PD 0: ST3160812AS
│
└ PD 8: ST3160812AS
└ Free Physical Disks
Vendor ID
:
Device ID
:
Revision ID
:
BIOS Version
:
Firmware Version:
PCIe Speed Rate :
Configure SATA as:
▶
Help
▶
Marvell RAID on chip controller.
ENTER: Operation
F10: Exit/Save
6.
1B4B
9130
B1
1.0.0.1028
2.2.0.1105
5.0Gbps
AHCI Mode
ESC: Return
Press <F10>. The following warning message appears:
Exit
Do you want to exit from Marvell BIOS Setup?
Yes
Press <Y> to save the RAID setting and exit the Marvell RAID utility.
5.5.2
1.
No
Delete an existing RAID Array
Select the RAID array to delete and press <Enter>. Select Delete and press
<Enter>.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2011 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Topology
Information
HBA 0: Marvell 0
ID
├ Virtual Disks
Name
│ └ VD 0: New_VD
Status
[Delete]Stripte Size
│
├ PD 0: ST3160812AS
│
└ PD 8: ST3160812AS RAID Mode
└ Free Physical Disks
Size
BGA Status
Number of PDs
Members
▶
Help
Delete the selected virtual disk.
ENTER: Operation
F10: Exit/Save
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:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
0
New_VD
Functional
64K
RAID0
304128MB
N/A
2
0 8
▶
ESC: Return
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2.
The following warning message appears:
Delete Virtual Disk
Do you want to delete this virtual disk ?
Yes
No
Press <Y> to delete the selected RAID array. The following warning message
appears:
Delete MBR
Do you want to delete MBR from this virtual disk ?
Yes
No
Press <Y> to delete the Master Boot Record (MBR) from the selected RAID
array.
3.
Press <F10>. The following warning message appears:
Exit
Do you want to exit from Marvell BIOS Setup?
Yes
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No
Press <Y> to save the RAID setting and exit the Marvell RAID utility.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
This chapter provides the instructions
for installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
Chapter 6:
6
Driver
installation
Chapter summary
6.1
6
RAID driver installation................................................................ 6-3
6.2Intel® Chipset Device Software installation.............................. 6-14
6.3Intel@ Network Connections Software installation.................. 6-16
6.4
Audio driver installation............................................................. 6-19
6.6
Marvell Magni installation.......................................................... 6-22
6.5
Intel® C600 Series Chipset SCU SATA RAID Drivers
installation................................................................................... 6-21
6.7Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 installation.. 6-23
6.8Marvell Storage Utility installation............................................ 6-26
6.9
Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver
installation................................................................................... 6-30
6.11
VGA driver installation............................................................... 6-36
6.10Intel® WG82574L Gigabit Adapters Driver installation............. 6-33
6.12Management applications and utilities installation................. 6-39
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RAID driver installation
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to install
an operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable array. This part
provides the instructions on how to install the RAID controller drivers during OS
installation.
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
The system does not include a floppy drive. You have to use a USB floppy drive
when creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
If you have created RAID sets with the LSI Software RAID configuration utility,
the boot priority of the SATA optical disk drive has to be manually adjusted.
Otherwise, the system will not boot from the connected SATA ODD.
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® XP / Server
2003 or Linux operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
You can create a RAID driver disk in DOS (using the Makedisk application in the
support DVD).
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment
1.
Place the motherboard support DVD in the optical drive.
3.
Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the support DVD.
Save your changes, and then exit the BIOS Setup.
2.
4.
Restart the computer, and then enter the BIOS Setup.
Restart the computer. The Makedisk menu appears.
Create Driver Diskette Menu
C60x INTEL RAID Driver
Write DMI
FreeDOS command prompt
5.
Use the arrow keys to select the type of RAID driver disk you want to create
and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
C60x INTEL RAID Driver
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Back
Exit
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64
32
64
C600
bit
bit
bit
bit
INTEL RAID Driver
(AHCI / AHCI RAID)
(AHCI / AHCI RAID)
(SCU RAID)
(SCU RAID)
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LSI 2008 SAS2 Driver
LSI 2008 SAS2 Driver
Windows XP 32 bit
Windows XP 64 bit
Windows Server 2003 32 bit
Windows Server 2003 64 bit
Windows Vista 32 bit
Windows Vista 64 bit
Windows Server 2008 32 bit
Windows Server 2008 64 bit
Windows 7 32 bit
Windows 7 64 bit
Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit
RHEL 4 UP7 32 bit
RHEL 4 UP7 64 bit
RHEL 4 UP8 32 bit
RHEL 4 UP8 64 bit
Back
Exit
6.
7.
8.
Locate the RAID driver and place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the
floppy disk drive.
Press <Enter>.
Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk.
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows® environment:
1. Start Windows®.
2. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
3. Go to the Make disk menu, and then select the type of RAID driver disk you
want to create.
4. Insert a floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
5. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To create a RAID driver disk in Red Hat® Enterprise Linux server environment:
1.
2.
Insert a blank formatted high-density floppy disk to the USB floppy disk drive.
Type dd if=XXX.img of=/dev/fd0 to decompress the file into the floppy
disk from the following path in the support DVD:
For LSI MegaRAID Driver
\Drivers\C60x LSI RAID\Driver\makedisk\Linux
3. Eject the floppy disk.
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6.1.2
Installing the RAID controller driver
For Windows® Server 2008 OS installation
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® Server 2008 OS
1.
2.
3.
Boot the computer using the Windows® Server 2008 OS installation disc.
Follow the screen instructions to start installing Windows Server 2008.
When prompted to choose a type of installation, click Custom (advanced).
Click Load Driver.
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4.
A message appears, reminding you to insert the installation media containing
the driver of the RAID controller driver. If you have only one optical drive
installed in your system, eject the Windows OS installation disc and replace
with the motherboard Support DVD into the optical drive. Click Browse to
continue.
5.
Locate the driver in the corresponding folder of the Support DVD, and then
click OK to continue.
6.
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Select the RAID controller driver you need from the list and click Next.
7.
When the system finishes loading the RAID driver, replace the motherboard
Support DVD with the Windows Server installation disc. Select the drive to
install Windows and click Next.
8.
Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to
continue.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
For Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 5.6
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing��������
Red Hat® Enterprise
OS:
1.
2.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
At the boot:, type linux dd noprobe=ata1 noprobe=ata2..., then
press <Enter>.
The number of ata varies with the hard disk drive number you have when
building a RAID set. For example, if you want to build a RAID set with 6 hard
disk drives, type command line: linux dd noprobe=ata1 noprobe=ata2
noprobe=ata3 noprobe=ata4 noprobe=ata5 noprobe=ata6.
- To install or upgrade in graphical mode, press the <ENTER> key.
- To install or upgrade in text mode, type: linux text <ENTER>.
- Use the function keys listed below for more information.
[F1-Main] [F2-Options] [F3-General] [F4-Kernel] [F5-Rescue]
boot: linux dd noprobe=ata1 noprobe=ata2
3.
Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk, then
press <Enter>.
Main Menu
Do you have a driver disk?
Yes
4.
No
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk to the USB floppy disk drive,
select OK, then press <Enter>.
Insert Driver Disk
Insert your driver disk into /dev/fd0
and press “OK” to continue.
OK
Back
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
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5.
When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then
press <Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
6.
No
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation.
7.
When the installation is completed, DO NOT click Reboot. Press <Ctrl>
+ <Alt> + <F2> to switch to the command-line interface from graphic user
interface.
8.
Type the following commands when using a Legacy floppy.
mkdir /mnt/driver
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/driver
cd /mnt/driver
sh replace_ahci.sh
reboot
For Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 6.1
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing��������
Red Hat® Enterprise
OS:
1.
2.
6-8
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
Press <Tab> to edit options.
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3.
Enter the following command at the boot: Linux dd blacklist=isci
blacklist=ahci nodmraid, then press <ENTER>.
4.
Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk, then
press <Enter>.
Main Menu
Do you have a driver disk?
Yes
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5.
You have multiple devices which could serve as source for a driver disk.
Choose one you like to use and select OK, then press <Enter>.
Driver Disk Source
You have multiple devices which could
serve as source for a driver disk.
Which would you like to use?
sdc
sdd
sdb
sr0
OK
6.
Cancel
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk to the USB floppy disk drive,
select OK, then press <Enter>.
Insert Driver Disk
Insert your driver disk into /dev/sdb
and press “OK” to continue.
OK
Back
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
7.
When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then
press <Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
8.
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No
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation.
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Preparing the Linux Driver
Ensure that there is another computer with a Linux-based OS to create the RAID driver. When
creating the RAID driver, you may refer to the examples below which uses a 64bit SUSE Linux
system to create a 64bit RAID driver for SUSE11 sp1.
1. Copy the image file into the Linux system.
2.
3.
Example: megasr-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11-ga-x86_64.img
Create a folder.
Example: image
Mount the image file into the image folder using this command format:
mount -o loop [image file name] image
Example: mount -o loop megasr-15-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11ga-x86__64.img image
4.
Copy the contents of the image directory, labeled as 01, into a FAT32 USB
drive.
5.
Rename the 01 folder to CD Image.
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Installing SUSE 11 Linux OS
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing SUSE Linux Enterprise
Server OS:
1.
Boot the system from the SUSE OS installation CD.
3.
Press <F6>, then select Yes from the menu. Press <Enter>.
2.
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Use the arrow keys to select Installation from the Boot Options menu.
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4.
Use the USB drive to provide the third-party driver during the OS installation.
Type the command brokenmodules=ahci in Boot Options field, and press
<Enter>.
5.
When below screen appears, select the USB floppy disk drive (sda) as the driver
update medium. Select OK, then press <Enter>.
Please choose the Driver Update medium.
sda: USB Floppy
other device
OK
6.
Back
Select Back and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
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6.2Intel® Chipset Device Software
installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® chipset device
software on the system.
You need to manually install the Intel® chipset device software on a Windows
operating system.
To install the Intel® chipset device software:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD.
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3.
Click the item Intel Chipset Device Software from the menu.
4.
The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software window appears. Click Next to start
installation.
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5.
Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue the
process.
6.
Read the Readme File Information and press Next to continue the
installation.
7.
Toggle Yes, I want to restart the computer npw and click Finish to
complete the setup process.
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6.3Intel@ Network Connections Software
installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® Network
Connections Software on the system.
You need to manually install the Intel® Network Connections Software on a
Windows® operating system. To install the Intel® Network Connections Software:
1.
2.
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Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
•
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controllers and displays a New
Hardware Found window. Click Cancel to close this window.
•
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Doubleclick the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD.
3.
Click the Intel® Network Connections Software to begin installation.
4.
Click Install Drivers and Software option to begin installation.
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4.
Click Next when the Intel(R) Network Connections–InstallShield Wizard
window appears.
5.
Toggle I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to
continue.
6.
Click the Intel(R) PROSet for Windows Device Manager box, and then click
Next to start the installation.
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7.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
8.
When finished, press Finish to continue.
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6.4
Audio driver installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the ASUS MIO Audio card/
Realtek High Definition Audio driver.
You need to manually install the ASUS MIO Audio card/ Realtek High Definition
Audio driver on a Windows® operating system.
To install the ASUS MIO Audio card/ Realtek High Definition Audio driver:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD.
3.
Click the ASUS MIO Audio card/ Realtek High Definition Audio to begin
installation.
4.
When the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver installation wizard appears,
click Yes to start the installation.
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5.
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When the installation completes, click Yes, I want to restart my computer
now to restart your computer before using the program.
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6.5Intel® C600 Series Chipset SCU SATA
RAID Drivers installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® C600 Series
Chipset SCU SATA RAID Drivers on the system.
You need to manually install the Intel® C600 Series Chipset SCU SATA RAID
Drivers on a Windows operating system.
To install the drivers:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD.
3.
Click the item Intel® C600 Series Chipset SCU SATA RAID Drivers from the
menu, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
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6.6
Marvell Magni installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Marvell Magni software
on the system.
You need to manually install the Marvell Magni software on a Windows operating
system.
To install the Marvell Magni driver:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD.
3.
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Click the item Marvell Magni software from the menu, and then follow the
onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
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6.7Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
enterprise 3.0 installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology enterprise 3.0 on the system.
You need to manually install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0
utility on a Windows® operating system.
To install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 utility:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD.
3.
Click the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 to begin
installation.
4.
When the Welcome to the Setup Program appears, click Next to start the
installation.
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5.
Read the Warning message and click Next to continue.
6.
Read the License Agreement and click Yes to continue.
7.
Read the Readme File Information and click Next to continue.
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8.
After completing the installation, click Next to complete the setup process.
9.
Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and click Finish to restart
your computer before using the program.
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6.8Marvell Storage Utility installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install Marvell Storage Utility
Driver.
To install the Marvell Storage Utility on a Windows® OS:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file AUTORUN.EXE and double-click the AUTORUN.EXE
and follow step 4 to run the installation.
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3.
Click Marvell Storage Utility.
4.
When the Marvell Storage Utility installation wizard appears, click Next to
start the installation.
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5.
Click I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next to
continue.
6.
Select the programs you want to install and click Next to continue.
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7.
Choose the destination folder to install and click Install to start the
installation.
8.
The programs you selected are being installed.
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9.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
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6.9Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host
Controller Driver installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0
Host Controller Driver.
To install the Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver on a Windows®
OS:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support DVD to locate the file AUTORUN.EXE and double-click the AUTORUN.
EXE and follow step 4 to run the installation.
3.
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Click Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver.
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4.
When the Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver installation
wizard appears, click Next to start the installation.
5.
Click I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next to
continue.
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Click Finish to complete the installation and exit the wizard.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
6.10Intel® WG82574L Gigabit Adapters
Driver installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® WG82574L Gigabit
Adapters Driver.
To install the Intel® WG82574L Gigabit Adapters Driver on a Windows® OS:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file AUTORUN.EXE and double-click the AUTORUN.EXE
and follow step 4 to run the installation.
3.
Click Intel® WG82574L Gigabit Adapters Driver.
4.
When the Intel® WG82574L Gigabit Adapters Driver installation wizard
appears, click Next to start the installation.
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5.
Click Modify to change custom setup and then click Next to continue.
6.
Select the programs you want to install and click Next to continue.
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7.
Click Install to begin installation.
8.
Click Finish to complete the installation.
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6.11 VGA driver installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the ASPEED Video
Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver.
•
ASPEED SDT2300 Display Driver will only appear if you use the onboard
VGA chipset.
•
You need to manually install the ASPEED VGA driver on a Windows®
operating system.
To install the ASPEED VGA driver:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD.
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3.
Click the ASPEED AST2300 Display Driver to begin installation.
4.
When the ASPEED Graphics installation wizard appears, click Next to start
the installation.
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5.
Toggle I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to
continue.
6.
Enter the user information and click Next to continue.
7.
Select a setup type and click Next to continue.
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8.
Click Install to start driver installation.
9.
When the installation completes, click Finish to restart your computer before
using the program.
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6.12Management applications and utilities
installation
The support DVD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
management applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard
features.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates.
6.12.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD.
6.12.2
Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
The screen display and driver options vary under different operating system
versions.
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6.12.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu displays the
software applications and utilities
that the motherboard supports.
Click an item to install.
6.12.4
Make disk menu
The Make disk menu contains
items to create the Intel RAID
driver disks.
6.12.5
Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display
the ASUS contact information.
You can also find this information
on the inside front cover of this
user guide.
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Chapter 6: Driver installation
This chapter describes how to install and
configure multiple AMD® CrossFireX™/
NVIDIA® SLI™ graphics cards and
NVIDIA® CUDA technology.
Chapter 7:
7
Multiple GPU
technology support
Chapter summary
7
7.1
AMD® CrossFireX™ technology.................................................. 7-3
7.3
NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology..................................................... 7-13
7.2
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology............................................................ 7-7
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AMD® CrossFireX™� ����������
technology
The motherboard supports the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to
install
multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the installation
procedures in this section.
7.1.1
•
•
•
Requirements
In Dual CrossFireX mode, you should have two identical CrossFireX-ready
graphics cards or one CrossFireX-ready dual-GPU graphics card that are
AMD® certified.
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the AMD CrossFireX
technology. Download the latest driver from the AMD website (www.amd.
com).
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power required by your system. ��������������������������
See Chapter 2 for details.
7.1.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal
environment.
•
Visit the AMD Game website (http://game.amd.com) for the latest certified
graphics card and the supported 3D application list.
Before you begin
For AMD CrossFireX to work properly, you have to uninstall all existing graphics
card drivers before installing AMD CrossFireX graphics cards to your system.
To uninstall existing graphics card drivers:
1.
Close all current applications.
For Windows 7, go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and
Features.
2.
3.
4.
5.
For Windows XP, go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
Select your current graphics card driver/s.
For Windows XP, select Add/Remove.
For Windows 7, select Uninstall.
Turn off your computer.
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Installing two CrossFireX™���������������
graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the
motherboard layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the
same.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Prepare two CrossFireX-ready
graphics cards.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 2 in this user
manual for the locations of the
PCIEX16 slots recommended for
multi-graphics card installation.
Ensure that the cards are properly seated on the slots.
Align and firmly insert the
CrossFireX bridge connector to the
goldfingers on each graphics card.
Ensure that the connector is firmly
in place.
CrossFireX bridge
(bundled with graphics
cards)
Goldfingers
5. Connect two independent auxiliary
power sources from the power
supply to the two graphics cards
separately.
6.
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Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
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7.1.4
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install
the device drivers.
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the AMD®
CrossFireX™ technology. Download the latest driver from the AMD website
(www.amd.com).
7.1.5
Enabling the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the
CrossFireX™ feature through the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center in Windows
environment.
Launching the AMD VISION Engine
Control Center
To launch the AMD VISION Engine Control
Center:
1.
Right-click on the Windows® desktop and
select AMD VISION Engine Control
Center. You can also right-click the AMD
icon in the Windows notificAMDon area and
select Vision Engine Control Center.
2.
The VISION Engine Control
Center Setup Assistant appears
when the system detects the
existance of multi-graphics cards.
Click Go to continue to the VISION
Engine Control Center Advanced
View window.
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Enabling Dual CrossFireX
technology
1.
2.
3.
4.
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3
In the Catalyst Control Center
window, click Graphics Settings >
Performance > AMD CrossFireXTM
Configuration.
From the Graphics Adapter list,
select the graphics card to act as the
display GPU.
Select Enable CrossFireXTM.
2
3
1
4
Click Apply, and then click OK to
exit the window.
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7.2
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
The motherboard supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology
that allows you to install multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards.
Follow the installation procedures in this section.
7.2.1
•
•
•
•
Requirements
In Dual SLI mode, you should have two identical SLI-ready graphics cards
that are NVIDIA® certified.
In Triple SLI mode, you should have three identical SLI-ready graphics cards
that are NVIDIA® certified.
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA SLI technology.
Download the latest driver from the NVIDIA website (www.nvidia.com).
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power required by your system.
7.2.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal
environment.
•
Visit the NVIDIA zone website (http://www.nzone.com) for the latest certified
graphics card and supported 3D application list.
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the
motherboard layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the
same.
1. Prepare two SLI-ready graphics
cards.
2.
3.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 2 in this user
manual for the locations of the
PCIEX16 slots recommended for
multi-graphics card installation.
Ensure that the cards are properly seated on the slots.
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4.
Align and firmly insert the SLI bridge connector to the goldfingers on each
graphics card. Ensure that the connector is firmly in place.
5. Connect two independent auxiliary power sources from the power supply to
the two graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the graphics card.
SLI bridge
Goldfingers
7.2.3
Installing three SLI-ready graphics cards
1. Prepare three SLI-ready graphics
cards.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the three graphics card
into the PCIEX16 slots. If your
motherboard has more than two
PCIEX16 slots, refer to Chapter 2
in this user manual for the locations
of the PCIEX16 slots recommended
for multi-graphics card installation.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Align and firmly insert the 3Way SLI bridge connector to the
goldfingers on each graphics card.
Ensure that the connector is firmly
in place.
5. Connect three independent auxiliary
power sources from the power
supply to the three graphics cards
separately.
6.
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Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to
the graphics card.
3-Way SLI bridge
Chapter 7: Multiple GPU technology support
7.2.4
Installing four SLI-ready graphics cards
1. Prepare four SLI-ready graphics cards.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the four graphics card into the PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots, refer to Chapter 2 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
Ensure that the cards are properly seated on the slots.
Align and firmly insert the 4-Way SLI bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the connector is firmly in place.
5. Connect four independent auxiliary power sources from the power supply to
the four graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the graphics card.
4-Way SLI bridge
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7.2.5
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install
the device drivers.
7.2.6
•
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology. Download the latest driver from the NVIDIA
website at www.nvidia.com.
•
If you are using a Triple SLI system, ensure to install the NVIDIA® 3-way
SLI driver under Windows® Vista™. The NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology is
supported by Windows® Vista™ only.
Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the SLI feature
in NVIDIA® Control Panel under the Windows® 7™ operating system.
Launching the NVIDIA Control Panel
You can launch the NVIDIA Control Panel by the following two methods.
A.
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Right click on the empty space of the Windows®
desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
The NVIDIA Control Panel window appears (See
Step B5).
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B1. If you cannot see the NVIDIA Control Panel item in
step (A), select Personalize.
B2. From the Personalization window,
select Display Settings.
B3. From the Display Settings dialog
box, click Advanced Settings.
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B4. Select the NVIDIA GeForce tab, and
then click Start the NVIDIA Control
Panel.
B5. The NVIDIA Control Panel window
appears.
Enabling SLI settings
From the NVIDIA Control Panel window,
select Set SLI Configuration. Click
Enable SLI and set the display for
viewing SLI rendered content. When
done, click Apply.
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7.3
NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology
The motherboard supports the NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology and up to 4 NVIDIA®
Telsa™ computing processor cards, providing the optimum multi purpose
computing performance. Follow the installation procedures in this section.
7.3.1
•
•
Requirements
32/64-bit Microsoft® Windows XP/ Vista/ Linux RHEL5.X/ Open SuSE11.X OS
The requirements of memory and power supply vary with the Telsa cards you
installed.
7.3.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal
environment.
•
The installation steps might be a little different with the Telsa cards you
selected and the VGA output functions. Visit http://www.nvidia.com for more
details if needed.
•
Visit the NVIDIA CUDA Zone website at http://www.nvidia.com/object/
cuda_home.html for the latest driver, list of CUDA-certified graphics card
and supported 3D application list.
Installing CUDA-ready graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the
motherboard layout may vary with models, but the general installation steps
remain the same.
1.
Insert four Tesla computing
processor card(s) into the PCIe
x16_1, PCIe x16_2, PCIe x16_3,
and PCIe x16_4 slot. Ensure that
the cards are properly seated on the
slot.
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2.
3.
Connect either one 8-pin power
connector or two 6-pin power
connectors from the power
supply to the Quadro graphics
card and Tesla computing
processor card(s).
Connect a display cable to the
graphics card.
SLI bridge
Goldfingers
4.
5.
Refer to the documentation that
came with your graphics card
package to install the device drivers.
To verify graphics card driver
installation, right-click My
Computer and select Properties
from the menu. Click the Hardware
tab, and then click Device
Manager. Click the “+” sign before
Display adapters, and the installed
graphics card and computing processor card(s) should appear.
The screen differs based on the components you installed.
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Chapter 7: Multiple GPU technology support
This appendix includes additional
information that you may refer to when
configuring the motherboard.
Appendix:
A
Reference information
Appendix summary
A.1
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Appendix A: Reference information
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Taiwan)
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
http://www.asus.com.tw
+886-2-2894-3447 (0800-093-456)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (China)
Address
Telephone Fax Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
No.508, Chundong Road, Xinzhuang Industrial Zone,
Minhang District, Shanghai, China.
+86-21-5442-1616
+86-21-5442-0099
http://www.asus.com.cn
+86-21-3407-4610 (800-820-6655)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Fax +1-510-608-4555
Web site http://usa.asus.com
Technical Support
Support fax +1-812-284-0883
General support +1-812-282-2787
Online support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
http://www.asus.de
http://www.asus.de/sales
Technical Support
Telephone +49-1805-010923*
Support Fax +49-2102-959911
Online support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
* EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile phone.
(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Feb. 03, 2011
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart E, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart C, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Model Number : Z9PE-D8 WS
Conforms to the following specifications:
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 110101
Manufacturer:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Address, City:
Model name :
EN 62301:2005
Declaration Date: Feb. 03, 2012
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2012
CE marking
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60065:2002+A1:2006+A11:2008
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1(2008-04)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.3.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1(2007-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.3.1(2006-05)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007
EN 60950-1 / A11:2009
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.4.1(2008-05)
EN 300 440-2 V1.2.1(2008-03)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 893 V1.4.1(2005-03)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 50371:2002
EN 50385:2002
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A1:2009+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Motherboard
Z9PE-D8 WS
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
Ver. 111121
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Authorized representative in Europe:
GERMANY
TAIWAN
Country:
Country:
No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C.
Address, City:
ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
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