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Motherboard
P5N32-SLI
Premium
E2749
First Edition V1
August 2006
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Contents
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
P5N32-SLI Premium specifications summary........................................... xi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.3.2
ASUS AI Lifestyle features . ............................................ 1-4
1.3.3
ASUS Special features.................................................... 1-7
1.3.4
ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features........................... 1-8
Chapter 2:
Hardware information
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-2
2.2.2
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
ASUS Stack Cool 2.......................................................... 2-3
2.2.4
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-4
2.2.5
Layout contents................................................................ 2-5
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-7
2.3.1
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-8
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan............................... 2-10
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan.......................... 2-12
2.3.4
Installing the optional fan............................................... 2-14
System memory.......................................................................... 2-15
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-15
2.4.2
Memory configurations................................................... 2-16
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-17
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-17
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-18
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-18
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-18
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-19
2.5.4
PCI slots......................................................................... 2-20
2.5.5
PCI Express x1 slot........................................................ 2-20
2.5.6
PCI Express x16 slots.................................................... 2-20
2.6
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-21
2.7
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-22
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-22
2.7.2
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-25
Chapter 3:
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
3.2
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-2
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
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Powering up
3.1
BIOS setup
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-1
4.1.2
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-4
4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 4-5
4.1.4
Updating the BIOS........................................................... 4-6
4.1.5
Saving the current BIOS file............................................. 4-8
4.1.6
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 4-9
BIOS setup program................................................................... 4-10
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen..........................................................4-11
4.2.2
Menu bar.........................................................................4-11
4.2.3
Legend bar..................................................................... 4-12
4.2.4
Menu items.................................................................... 4-12
4.2.5
Sub-menu items............................................................. 4-12
4.2.6
Configuration fields........................................................ 4-12
4.2.7
Pop-up window.............................................................. 4-13
4.2.8
General help.................................................................. 4-13
Contents
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
Main menu................................................................................... 4-14
4.3.1
System Time.................................................................. 4-14
4.3.2
System Date.................................................................. 4-14
4.3.3
Language....................................................................... 4-14
4.3.4
Legacy Diskette A.......................................................... 4-14
4.3.5
Primary IDE Master/Slave.............................................. 4-15
4.3.6
SATA 1 ~ 6.......................................................................................4-17
4.3.7
HDD SMART Monitoring................................................ 4-18
4.3.8
Installed Memory............................................................ 4-18
4.3.9
Usable Memory.............................................................. 4-18
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-19
4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration............................................. 4-19
4.4.2
AI NET2......................................................................... 4-24
4.4.3
PEG Link Mode.............................................................. 4-24
4.4.4
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-25
4.4.5
Chipset........................................................................... 4-26
4.4.6
PCIPnP.......................................................................... 4-27
4.4.7 Onboard Device Configuration....................................... 4-28
4.4.8
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-30
Power menu................................................................................. 4-31
4.5.1
ACPI Suspend Type....................................................... 4-31
4.5.2
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 4-31
4.5.3
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-32
4.5.4
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-34
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-36
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-36
4.6.2
Removable Drives.......................................................... 4-37
4.6.3
Hard Disk Drives............................................................ 4-37
4.6.4
CDROM Drives.............................................................. 4-37
4.6.5
Boot Settings Configuration .......................................... 4-38
4.6.6
Security.......................................................................... 4-39
Contents
4.7
4.8
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Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-41
4.7.1
ASUS Music Alarm......................................................... 4-41
4.7.2
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 4-43
4.7.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 4-45
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-46
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system
before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure
that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area.
If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using,
contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all
the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in
any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical
and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local
regulations for disposal of electronic products.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It includes description of the jumpers
and connectors on the motherboard.
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Descriptions of the BIOS items are also provided.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the
Enter or Return key.
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
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
P5N32-SLI Premium specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2
Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 /
Celeron® D Processors
Compatible with Intel® 06/05B/05A processors
Note: Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the Intel® CPU support
list.
Chipset
NVIDIA® nForce® 590 SLI™ Intel® Edition
Features Enhanced Performance Profile Technology
Front Side Bus
1066 / 800 / 533 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
- 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support non-ECC
unbuffered DDR2 800/667/533 MHz memory
modules
- Supports up to 8 GB system memory
Note: Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest Qualified
Vendors List (QVL).
Expansion slots
2 x PCI Express™ x16 slots (blue and black) support
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology at full x16, x16 speed
1 x PCI Express™ x16 slot (middle) supports an add-on
card at x8 speed
1 x PCI Express™ x1
2 x PCI 2.2
Scalable Link Interface
(SLI™)
Supports two identical NVIDIA® SLI™-Ready graphics
cards (both at x16 mode)
Note: The blue and the black PCI Express x 16 slots support NVIDIA® SLI™
technology at full x16, x16 speed. The middle slot is for an add-on card at
x8 speed.
ASUS PEG Link
Storage/RAID
Southbridge supports:
- 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33
- 6 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
- NVIDIA® MediaShield™ RAID supports RAID 0, 1,
0+1, 5 and JBOD configuration across Serial ATA
drives
Silicon Image® 3132 SATA controller supports:
- 2 x External Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
(SATA-on-the-Go) on the rear panel
LAN
NVIDIA® nForce® 590 SLI™ built-in dual Gigabit
MAC with external Marvell PHY
Supports NVIDIA® DualNet® technology
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Wireless LAN
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™
- 54 Mbps IEEE 802.11g and backward compatible
with 11 Mbps IEEE 802.11b
- Software Access Point (AP) mode
- Station mode: Infrastructure mode and Ad-Hoc mode
High Definition Audio
SupremeFX Audio Card
- ADI 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports Jack-Sensing, Enumeration,
Multi‑streaming and Jack-Retasking
- Noise Filter
Coaxial, Optical S/PDIF out
DTS® Connect
ASUS Array Mic
IEEE 1394
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controller supports:
- 2 x IEEE 1394a connectors (1 at mid-board, 1 on
the rear panel)
USB
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(4 at mid-board, 4 on
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ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking features
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)
- AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
- AI Booster
- ASUS PEG Link (automatic performance tuning for
graphics cards)
Precision Tweaker:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 6.25 mV
increment
- vDIMM: 16-step DRAM voltage control
- vChipset: 8-step Chipset voltage control
Stepless Frequency Selection (SFS)
- FSB tuning from 133 MHz up to 600 MHz at 1 MHz
increment
- Memory tuning from 533 MHz up to 1066 MHz
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100 MHz up to
200 MHz at 1 MHz increment
Overclocking protection:
- ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
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ASUS AI Lifestyle
features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- AI Gear
- AI Nap
- ASUS 8-Phase Power Design
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
- ASUS Optional Fan (for Water-cooling or
Passive‑Cooling only)
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS Music Alarm
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 3
Rear panel
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port (purple)
1 x PS/2 Mouse (green)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output port
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output port
2 x External Serial ATA ports
2 x LAN (RJ45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x IEEE1394a port
Internal connectors
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x Serial ATA connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support four additional USB 2.0
ports
1 x IEEE 1394a port connector
1 x Chassis intrusion connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x S/PDIF output connector
1 x CPU / 1 x SPS / 3 x chassis fan connectors
System panel connector
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BIOS features
8 Mb AWARD BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS
2.3, Multi-Language BIOS
Manageability
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, Chasis Intrusion, PXE
Support CD contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Booster
ASUS AI Suite
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo Wizard
NVIDIA® MediaShield™ RAID
Anti-virus software
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
Chapter summary
1
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5N32-SLI Premium motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it
another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
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Premium
I/O modules
1 x 1-port IEEE 1394a module
1 x 2-port USB 2.0 module
Cables
Serial ATA power and signal cables for 6 devices
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
ASUS Array Mic
ASUS Optional Fan
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™ omni-directional antenna
(WiFi-AP Edition only)
1 x 3-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
(USB, 1394, system panel; Retail version only)
1 x ASUS SLI Bridge
InterVideo® Media Launcher (OEM version)
Application CD
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Green ASUS
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction
on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision
of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard
consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processor in the LGA775
package. With the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1066 / 800
MHz FSB, the Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy
efficient CPUs in the world. See page 2-7 for details.
NVIDIA® Scalable Link Interface (SLI™)
The NVIDIA® Scalable Link Interface (SLI™) technology allows two graphics
processing units (GPUs) in a single system. This technology takes advantage of
the PCI Express™ bus architecture and features intelligent hardware and software
solutions that allows multiple GPUs to work together and achieve exceptional
graphics performance.
NVIDIA® nForce® 590 SLI™ Intel® Edition
The NVIDIA® nForce® 590 SLI™ chipset supports the
NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface(SLI™) technology that
allows two graphics processing units(GPUs) in a single
system. This technology takes advantage of the PCI Express™ bus architecture
and features intelligent hardware and software solutions that allow multiple GPUs
to work together and achieve exceptional graphics performance.
DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates
of 800/667/533 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest
3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR2
architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system
performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 12.8 GB/s.
See page 2­‑15 for details.
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Serial ATA I/II technology and SATA-On-The-Go
The motherboard fully supports the Serial ATA II 3.0 Gb/s technology through the
Serial ATA interfaces and the NVIDIA® nForce® 590 SLI™ chipset. The Serial
ATA 3.0 Gb/s specification provides twice the bandwidth of the current Serial ATA
products with a host of new features, including Nativa Command Queueing (NCQ),
and Power Management (PM) Implementation Algorithm. Serial ATA allows for
thinner, more flexible cables with lower pin count and reduced voltage required.
See page 2-26 for details.
Leveraging these Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s features is the SATA-On-The-Go. Supported
by the Silicon Image® 3132 Serial ATA controller are two external Serial ATA 3.0
Gb/s ports on the rear panel that provide smart setup and hot-plug function. See
page 2-23 for details.
Dual RAID solution
Onboard RAID controllers provide the motherboard with dual-RAID functionality
that allows you to select the best RAID solution for Serial ATA devices.
The NVIDIA® MediaShield™ RAID controller integrated in the NVIDIA® nForce®
590 SLI™ chipset allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, and JBOD
configurations for six SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors. See page 2-26.
The Silicon Image® 3132 controller supports two additional external Serial ATA
3.0 Gb/s ports on the rear panel and allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID
5, and JBOD configurations through port multiplier functions. See page 2-23 for
details.
IEEE 1394a support
The IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video
appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals
& other PC portable devices. See pages 2-24 and 2-28 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio
systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY/PHILIPS Digital Interface)
jacks.It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and
keeps the best signal quality. See pages 2-24 and 2-33 for details.
Dual Gigabit LAN solution
The motherboard comes with dual Gigabit LAN controllers to provide the total
solution for your networking needs. These network controllers use the PCI Express
segment to provide faster data bandwidth for your wired or wireless Internet, LAN,
and file sharing requirements. See page 2-22 for details.
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1.3.2
ASUS AI Lifestyle features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes the system more stable and enhances the
overclocking capability.
AI Gear
AI Gear provides four modes that adjust the CPU frequency and Vcore
voltage minimizing system noise and power consumption. You can choose
the mode that best suits your computing needs.
AI Nap
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power and noise
when you are temporarily away. To wake the system and return to the OS
environment, simply click the mouse or press a key.
8-Phase Power Design
The ASUS 8-Phase Power Design provides highly efficient operation to
generate less heat (at least 15°C (59°F)) than other conventional power
solutions. It reduces input ripple current and output ripple voltage, which
keeps CPU and power module from suffering the risk of high power stress.
It has the advantages of quick transient response and stability, especially
beneficial when CPU requires more current immediately under heavy loading
or overclocking mode.
Fanless Design - Stack Cool 2
ASUS Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution that lowers
the temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard
uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat
these critical components generate. See page 2-3 for details.
Fanless Design - Heat-pipe
The Heat Pipe design effectively directs the heat generated by the chipsets to
the heatsink near the back IO ports, where it can be carried away by existing
airflow from CPU fan or bundled optional fan. The purpose of the innovative
heat pipe design on this motherboard is that the groundbreaking fanless
design does not have lifetime problems as a chipset fan does. The Heat Pipe
design is the most reliable fanless thermal solution to date.
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Optional Fan (for Water-Cooling or Passive-Cooling only)
The optional fan is specifically designed to provide sufficient airflow over the
CPU power modules and chipset area when water-cooling or passive-cooling
is utilized, ensuring effective heat dissipation for the entire system. See page
2-14 for details.
Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan
speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
See page 4-34 for details.
ASUS Supreme Audio Entertainment
SupremeFX Audio
SupremeFX audio card features Noise Filter and Echo Cancellation
technology as well as the Superbeam Array Microphone, which picks up the
sound you want and suppresses the noise when you need to communicate
with your teammates during game play. This standalone audio card reaches
the outstanding audio quality of 24bit/192kHz full sampling in all 7.1 surround
channel, enabling you to enjoy high quality audio surround experience in
hundreds of great games.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound quality on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio
(High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables highquality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions
and multi-streaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio
streams to different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the
headphone while playing multi-channel network games. See page 2-24 for
details.
ASUS Array Mic
The bundled Superbeam Array Microphone receives only the sound
coming from the reception cone and ignores the sounds coming from other
directions. This mechanism eliminates a large number of interferences,
including neighboring speakers and reverberations. It also uses advanced
de-reverberation techniques to reduce echo and minimize its effect on the
speech engine. This feature can enchance speech-centric applications like
Skype™, online game, video conference, and recording.
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Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like
computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates
it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
DTS® Connect
This feature is consists of two elements: DTS interactive and DTS NEO:PC.
DTS interactive re-encodes your stereo or multi-channel sound into a DTS
audio signal and send it out from your PC to any DTS enabled system. While
DTS NEO:PC turns your stereo audio such as MP3, WMA, CD, and other
sound format into a convincing multi-channel audio experience.
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer
components, update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings.
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis
front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the
trouble of connecting the system panel cables one at a time and avoiding
wrong cable connections. See page 2-35 for details.
ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to
conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be
stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and
distribute their favorite settings. See page 4-43 for details.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data
from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. See page 4-9 for details.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined
hotkey to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS.
Update your BIOS easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an
OS-based flash utility. See pages 4-5 and 4-45 for details.
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ASUS Music Alarm
Wake up to the music of your choice instead of the irritating sound of an alarm
clock. The ASUS Music Alarm gives you a personal wake-up call with your favorite
CD music without having to enter the OS. See page 4-41 for details.
1.3.3
ASUS Special features
ASUS MyLogo3
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and add
style to your system with customizable boot logos.
ASUS Multi-language BIOS
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice from the
available options. The localized BIOS setup menu helps you configure your system
easier and faster. See page 4-14 for details.
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™
ASUS WiFi-AP Solo™ allows a new level of versatility for your PC, enabling it to
create a complete wireless home network in either AP or wireless client mode.
Users will be able to play LAN games, connect to the Internet, access and share
printers, and use Skype™ from anywhere within range. WiFi-AP Solo™ can
provide these functions even when the PC is in sleep mode, so users can use
Skype™ as a true replacement for tradition long distance telephone service. WiFiAP Solo™ is an on-board feature, which means that users will save the extra WiFi
AP™ cost.
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ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features
AI NOS™ (Non-Delay Overclocking System)
The patented ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System™ (AI NOS™) technology
auto‑detects the CPU loading and dynamically overclocks the CPU speed when
needed. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS™ reacts much
faster to satisfy your need for speed. See page 4-23 for details.
PEG Link Mode
This feature enhances your PCI Express graphics card performance. It allows the
motherboard to automatically adjust the PCI Express graphics link mode to the
correct frequency based on the system configuration. Four additional settings are
available for overclocking the PEG Link Mode. ��������������������������
See page 4-24 for details.
Precision Tweaker
This feature allows you to fine tune the CPU/memory voltage and gradually
increase the memory Front Side Bus (FSB) and PCI Express frequency at 1MHz
increment to achieve maximum system performance. See pages 4-20 to 4-21 for
details.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the
BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking. When the
system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system
chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the
BIOS automatically restores the CPU default setting for each parameter.
Due to the chipset behavior, make sure that AC power is off before using C.P.R.
function.
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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.
2
Hardware
information
Chapter summary
2
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-7
2.4
System memory.......................................................................... 2-15
2.5
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-18
2.6
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-21
2.7
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-22
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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 ATX power
supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power
supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard,
peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
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The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up
to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft‑off mode. This is a
reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable
before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration
below shows the location of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
®
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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2.2
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in
the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the
chassis as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
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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
ASUS Stack Cool 2
The motherboard comes with the ASUS Stack Cool 2 cooling solution that lowers
the temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard uses
a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat that critical
components generate.
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2.2.4
Motherboard layout
24.5cm (9.6in)
CPU_FAN
ATX12V
Super
I/O
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
USB910_WIFI_G
Intel® Edition
Audio slot
PCIEX16_1
Marvell
88E1116
PWR_FAN
FLOPPY
30.5cm (12.0in)
NVIDIA®
NFORCE® 4 SLI
CHA_FAN1
EATXPWR
Silicon Image®
3132
PRI_IDE
LAN2_USB34
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LAN1_USB12
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
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ESATA12
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LGA775
1394a
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
SPDIF_O1
®
PCIEX16_2
PCI1
Intel® Edition
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SATA12
VIA
VT6308P
SB_PWR
PCIEX16_3
PCI2
IE1394_2
SPDIF_O2
ADH
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NVIDIA®
NFORCE® 590 SLI
SATA34
Marvell
88E1116
SATA56
PCIEX1
8Mb
BIOS
CHASSIS
USB56
CLRTC
CHA_FAN2
CHA_FAN3
USB78
COM1
PANEL
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2.2.5
Layout contents
Slots
1.
2.
3.
4.
DDR2 DIMM slots
PCI slots
PCI Express x1 slot
PCI Express x16 slots
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Jumper
1.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC_EN)
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Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green)
2.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
3.
LAN 1 (RJ-45) port
4.
LAN 2 (RJ-45) port
5.
Wireless LAN port
6. Wireless LAN Activity LED
7.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
8.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
9.
External SATA ports
10.
IEEE 1394a port
11.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
12.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
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1.
Line In port (light blue)
2.
Line Out port (lime)
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3.
4. 5.
6.
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Microphone port (pink)
Center/Subwoofer port (orange)
Rear Speaker Out port (black)
Side Speaker Out port (gray)
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Internal connectors
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2,
SATA3, SATA4, SATA5, SATA6)
4.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB 78)
5.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
6.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2,
3-pin CHA_FAN3, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
7.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
8.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 1 x 8-pin ATX12V)
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9.
S/PDIF output connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_02)
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10.
System panel connector (20-8-pin PANEL)
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•
•
•
•
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR)
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the
Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D/ Pentium®
4 and Celeron® D processors.
•
Make sure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
•
If installing a dual-core CPU, connect the chassis fan cable to the
CHA_FAN1 connector to ensure system stability.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is on
the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer
immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP
cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost
of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
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2.3.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing towards you
and the load lever is on your left.
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
Load lever
A
PnP cap
B
This side of the socket box
should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you
are installing a CPU.
3.
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Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
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4.
Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (A),
then push the PnP cap from the load
plate window to remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
Alignment key
5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on the
bottom‑left corner of the
socket then fit the socket
alignment key into the
CPU notch.
CPU notch
Gold triangle mark
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
6.
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
7.
If installing a dual-core CPU,
connect the chassis fan cable
to the CHA_FAN1 connector to
ensure system stability.
A
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced
Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
(EIST), and Hyper-Threading Technology. Refer to the Appendix for more
information on these CPU features.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum ����������������������������������
thermal ��������������������������
condition and performance.
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package includes the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you
use only Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design
and requires no tool to install.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU
heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you
install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four fasteners match the holes
on the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan
assembly such that the CPU fan
cable is closest to the CPU fan
connector.
Motherboard hole
Narrow end
of the groove
Fastener
Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing
outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
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2.
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
B
A
A
3.
A
B
B
A
B
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN.
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
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CPU_FAN
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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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2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from
the connector on the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to disengage
the heatsink and fan assembly
from the motherboard.
4.
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A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Carefully remove the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
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5.
Rotate each fastener clockwise to
ensure correct orientation when
reinstalling.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point
outward after resetting.
(The photo shows the
groove shaded for
emphasis.)
Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for
detailed information on CPU fan installation.
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2.3.4
Installing the optional fan
Install the optional fan only if you are using a passive cooler or a water cooler.
Installing the optional fan with an active CPU cooler will interfere with the airflow
and destabilize the system.
The photos in this section are provided for your reference only and may not
match your actual fan and motherboard.
1. Position the fan above the pipe
and heatsink assembly.
2. Fit the grooved edge to the
heatsink.
3. Carefully push down the fan until
it snugly fits the heatsink, then
connect the fan cables.
4. The above photo shows the fans
installed on the motherboard.
•
Plug the optional fan cables to the CHA_FAN1 and/or PWR_FAN connector
on the motherboard.
•
Make sure the optional fan is installed correctly to prevent damage to the
fan and motherboard components.
Do not tilt the fan.
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Do not install the fan with its rear side
facing you.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a
240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
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The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
®
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Channel
Channel A
Channel B
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Sockets
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
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2.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
• For dual-channel configuration, the total size of memory module(s) installed
per channel must be the same (DIMM_A1 + DIMM_A2 = DIMM_B1 +
DIMM_B2).
• Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest DDR2
Qualified Vendors List.
• Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than 8 GB
system memory when you installed four 2 GB DDR2 memory modules.
• This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 2048 Mb
chips or double sided x16 memory modules.
The motherboard can support up to 8 GB on the operating systems listed below.
You may install a maximum of 2 GB DIMMs on each slot.
32-bit
Windows® 2000 Advanced Server
Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise
Edition
64-bit
Windows® Server 2003 Standard x64
Edition
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows® Server 2003 Enterprise x64
Edition
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
2
To install a DIMM:
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
3.
3
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
2.4.4
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. Do
not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. Do not install DDR
DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out with
extra force.
2.
2
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion
cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share
IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will
arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card
inoperable. Refer to the table on the next page for details.
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2.5.3
IRQ
0
1
4
6
8
9
9
9
10
11
12
13
14
16
19
20
20
21
22
22
23
23
Interrupt assignments
Standard function
System timer
Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Communications Port (COM1)*
Standard floppy disk controller
System CMOS/real-time clock
Microsoft ACPI-compliant system
NVIDIA nForce networking controller #3
NVIDIA nForce networking controller #4
NVIDIA nForce PCI system management
Mass storage controller
PS/2 compatible mouse port
Numeric data processor
Primary IDE channel
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
VIA OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 host controller
NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA controller
NVIDIA network bus enumerator
NVIDIA network bus enumerator
Standard OpenHCD USB host controller
NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA controller
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB host controller
NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA controller
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCIEx16_1
PCIEx16_2
PCIEx16_3
PCIEx1_1
PCI Slot_1
PCI Slot_2
USB 1.1
USB 2.0
LAN_1
LAN_2
PATA
SATA_1
SATA_2
SATA_3
SATA_RAID
1394
Audio
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2.5.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a LAN
card installed on a PCI slot.
2.5.5
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express
x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other
cards that comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The following figure
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
2.5.6
PCI Express x16 slots
This motherboard has three PCI
Express x16 slots that support PCI
Express ����������������������������
x16 graphic cards complying
with ��������������������������������
the PCI Express specifications.
The blue and black slots support the
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology at full x16,
x16 speed.
The photo shows two ������
NVIDIA® SLI™ready graphics cards installed on the blue and black slots.
The slot in the middle supports graphics cards at x8 link.
In NVIDIA® SLI™ mode, the blue and black slots work at the full bandwidth of
PCI Express x16 on each slot for a combined bandwidth of x32.
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2.6
1.
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC_EN)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button
cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup
information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on
pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
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Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC_EN
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1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear RTC
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You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking.
For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset
parameter settings to default values.
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2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
12
11
10
9
8
7
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via an optical S/PDIF cable.
3.
LAN 1 (RJ-45) port. Supported by NV Gigabit LAN
controller, this port allows Gigabit connection to a Local
Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the
table below for the LAN port LED indications.
4.
LAN 2 (RJ-45) port. Supported by the NV Gigabit LAN
controller, this port allows Gigabit connection to a Local
Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the
table below for the LAN port LED indications.
ACTIVITY/ SPEED
LINK LED LED
LAN port
32-bit OS LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link
OFF
YELLOW*
YELLOW*
YELLOW*
Speed LED
OFF
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
Soft-off Mode
During Power ON/OFF
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
* Blinking
64-bit OS LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
2-22
Speed LED
DNR
DNR
DNR
DNR
Description
Soft-off Mode
During Power ON/OFF
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
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5.
Wireless LAN port. This port is on the onboard wireless LAN module that
allows you to set up a wireless network and exchange information with other
wireless devices without tangling cables and wires. Connect the moveable
omni-directional dual band-antenna to this port.
6. Wireless LAN Activity LED. The wireless module comes with an activity
LED.
7.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
8.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9.
External SATA ports. These ports connect to an external SATA box or
a Serial ATA port multiplier. These ports support a Serial ATA hard disk
drives that you can combine with an external Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s device to
configure a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 (10), RAID 5, or JBOD set through
the onboard Silicon Image® SATA RAID controller.
•
Before creating a RAID set using Serial ATA hard disks, make sure that you
have connected the Serial ATA signal cable and installed Serial ATA hard
disk drives; otherwise, you cannot enter the Silicon Image RAID utility and
SATA BIOS setup during POST.
•
The external SATA ports support external Serial ATA 1.5 and 3 Gb/s
devices. Longer cables support higher power requirements to deliver signal
up to two meters away, and enables improved hot-swap function.
•
If you intend to create a RAID configuration using this connector, set the
Silicon SATA II Controller item in the BIOS to [RAID Mode]. See section
“4.4.7 Onboard Device Configuration” for details.
•
Use these ports and an external Serial ATA box connected to the external
SATA port if you want to configure a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set.
•
The Serial ATA port multiplier and external Serial ATA box are purchased
separately.
•
DO NOT insert a different connector to this port.
•
DO NOT unplug the external Serial ATA box when a RAID 0 or RAID 1 is
configured.
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10. IEEE 1394a port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed
connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable
devices.
11. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via an optical S/PDIF cable.
12. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
Audio module
This motherboard features an audio module connected to the audio
slot. Below are the descriptions of the audio ports.
1.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD,
DVD player, or other audio sources.
2.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone
or a speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel
configuration, the function of this port becomes Front
Speaker Out.
3.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a
microphone.
1
2
3
4. Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the
center/subwoofer speakers.
4
5.
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the
rear speakers on a 4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel
audio configuration.
5
6.
Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the
side speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration.
6
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in
2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
2-24
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Ou
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
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2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert
one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the
signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when
using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
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FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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PIN 1
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2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device.
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
Mode of
device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
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NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
®
PIN 1
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3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5,
SATA6)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID
1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, or JBOD configuration������������������������
with the onboard NVIDIA®
MediaShield™ RAID controller.
The RAID function of these connectors is set to [Disabled] by default. If you
intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set using these connectors, enable the RAID
Enabled item under the Serial ATA Configuration sub-menu in the BIOS. See
section “4.4.7 Onboard Device Configuration” for details.
SATA5
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN5
RSATA_RXP5
GND
RSATA_TXN5
RSATA_TXP5
GND
SATA2
SATA4
SATA6
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXP6
GND
RSATA_TXN6
RSATA_TXP6
GND
®
SATA3
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
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SATA1
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These connectors support Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Power
Management (PM) Implementation Algorithm, Hot Swap and smart setup.
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Right-angle side
Connect the right-angle side of SATA
signal cable to the SATA device, or
connect the right‑angle side of the
SATA cable to the onboard SATA port
to avoid mechanical conflict with huge
graphics cards.
4.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
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These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable
to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the
back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
NC
GND
USB_P8+
USB_P8USB+5V
NC
GND
USB_P6+
USB_P6USB+5V
®
USB56
USB78
1
GND
USB_P7+
USB_P7USB+5V
GND
USB_P5+
USB_P5USB+5V
1
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Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the USB cable to ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard.
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5.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
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This connector is for a IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
GND
+12V
TPB2GND
TPA2-
®
IE1394_2
+12V
TPB2+
GND
TPA2+
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1
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage
the motherboard!
You can connect the 1394 cable to ASUS Q-Connector (1394, red) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (1394) to the 1394 connector onboard.
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6.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2, 3-pin CHA_FAN3,
3-pin PWR_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24 W max.)
or a total of 1 A ~ 7 A (84 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the
fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each
cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air
flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are
not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
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PWR_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
CPU_FAN
PWR_FAN
CHA_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN2
CHA_FAN3
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN1 CHA_FAN2 CHA_FAN3
®
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•
Only the CPU_FAN and CHA_FAN 1-3 connectors support the ASUS Q-
FAN 2 feature.
•
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis
fan cable to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1 or CHA_FAN2
for better themal environment.
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7.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch.
Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this
connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to
this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal
is then generated as a chassis intrusion event.
®
CHASSIS
Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
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By default , the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “ Ground” are shorted with
a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the
chassis intrusion detection feature.
(Default)
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8.
ATX power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR, 2 x 4-pin ATX12V)
GND
GND
GND
GND
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ATX12V
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs
are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
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EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
•
Make sure to remove the cap on the ATX12V connector before connecting
an 8-pin EPS +12V power plug.
•
Use only either a 4-pin ATX12V or an 8-pin EPS +12V power plug for the
ATX12V connector.
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•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply
unit (PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version)
and provides a minimum power of 550 W.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin/8pin EATX12V power plug; otherwise,
the system will not boot.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
If you want to use two high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with
500 W to 600 W power or above to ensure the system stability.
Power supply requirements
Heavy Loading
CPU
DDR533
PCI-E VGA
SMF 3.2XE
256MB*4
Nvidia 7950GTX*2
SATA-HD
6
ESATA-HD
2
IDE-HD
1
CD-ROM
1
USB
2
PCI-E 1X
0
PCI
0
+12V-V2
(4 PIN)
+12V-V1
(24PIN)
+5V
+3.3V
VGA
+12V
HDD
+12V
HDD
+5V
+5VSB
Total
PSU
Io_max (A)
17
11.4
5.66
9.18
15.76
7.6
7.96
0.548
Io_rms (A)
12.35
7.68
4.42
8.52
10.74
3.32
5.26
0.413
Po_max
(W)
11.93
11.9
5.022
3.316
11.42
11.95
202.81
135.66
28.42
30.44
179.98
90.82
4.993
5.054
678.18
Vout (V)
Po_max (W)
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Power supply requirements
Normal Loading
CPU
PSC 3.73G 1066
DDR800
1GB*2
VGA
Nvidia 7800GTX*2
SATA-HD
SATA*4
ESATA-HD
1
IDE-HD
1
CD-ROM
1
USB
2
PCI
1
+12V-V2
(4 PIN)
+12V-V1
(24PIN)
+5V
+3.3V
VGA
+12V
HDD
+12V
HDD
+5V
+5VSB
Io_max (A)
12.72
11.44
6.88
8.72
8.88
4.04
4.14
0.588
Io_rms (A)
9.16
8.1
5.6
8
5.86
2.14
2.92
0.435
11.94
11.9
5.026
3.32
11.57
11.99
5.04
5.05
151.88
136.14
34.58
28.95
102.74
48.44
20.87
Vout (V)
Po_max (W)
Total
PSU
Po_max
(W)
2.97 526.56
Light Loading
CPU
PSC 3.8G EM64T
DDR667
512MB*2
VGA
Nvidia 7800GTX*1
SATA-HD
SATA*2
IDE-HD
1
CD-ROM
1
USB
1
PCI
1
+12V-V2
(4 PIN)
2-32
+12V-V1
(24PIN)
+5V
+3.3V
VGA
+12V
HDD
+12V
HDD
+5V
+5VSB
Io_max (A)
12.36
7.6
8.44
3.24
4.28
4.34
3.58
0.556
Io_rms (A)
8.98
4.8
6.76
3.01
2.84
23.4
2.48
0.396
Vout (V)
11.93
11.93
5.026
3.33
11.91
12.03
5.09
5.066
Po_max (W)
147.45
90.67
42.42
10.79
50.97
52.21
18.22
2.82
Total
PSU
Po_max
(W)
415.56
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9.
S/PDIF output connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_02)
GND
SPDIFOUT
+5V
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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.
®
SPDIF_O2
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The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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10. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED-
PLED+
SPEAKER
®
Reset
Ground
PANEL
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
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PLED
PWR
Ground
RESET
IDE_LED
PWR
* Requires an ATX power supply.
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•
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when
you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity
LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is
read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (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.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button
turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending
on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds
while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (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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ASUS Q-Connector (system panel)
You can use the ASUS Q-Connector to connect/disconnect chassis front panel
cables in a few steps. Refer to the instructions below to install the ASUS QConnector.
1.
Connect the front panel cables to the
ASUS Q-Connector.
Refer to the labels on the Q-Connector
to know the detailed pin definitions, then
match them to the respective front panel
cable labels.
2.
Install the ASUS Q-Connector to the
system panel connector, making sure
the orientation matches the labels on the
motherboard.
3.
The front panel functions are now enabled.
The figure shows the Q-Connector properly
installed on the motherboard.
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This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages,
and ways of shutting down the system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3
3.1
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
3.2
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
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Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Be sure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems withATX 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 tests or POST. While the tests are
running, the BIOS beeps (see BIOS beep codes table below) or additional
messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30
seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may have failed
a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or call your
retailer for assistance.
7.
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Turning off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2000:
1. Click the Start button then click Shut Down...
2. Make sure that the Shut Down option button is selected, then click the OK
button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® XP or later version:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts
the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the
soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Refer to section “4.5 Power Menu”
in Chapter 4 for details.
3-
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.
4
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.2
BIOS setup program................................................................... 4-10
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-14
4.4
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-19
4.5
Power menu................................................................................. 4-31
4.6
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-36
4.7
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-41
4.8
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-46
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Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a floppy disk/USB
flash disk, or the motherboard support CD.)
3.
Award BIOS Flash Utility (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk /
USB flash disk or a CD ROM.)
4.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk/
USB flash disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard
BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you
to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS Update.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
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Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet option from the drop‑down
menu, then click Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself through
the Internet. Always update the
utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Save.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
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4.1.2
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy
Disk window appears.
e. Windows® XP users: Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the
format options field, then click Start.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click Start, then select Run.
d. In the Open field, type D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D is your optical drive letter.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
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Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy
disk.
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4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go
through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based
utility. The EZ Flash 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing
<Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk, then restart the
system.
3.
You can launch the EZ Flash 2 by two methods.
(1) Insert the floppy disk/USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive or the USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility B312
FLASH TYPE: Winbond W39V080A 8Mb LPC
Current ROM
Update ROM
BOARD: P5N32-SLI Premium
BOARD: Unknown
VER: 07241
VER: Unknown
DATE: 07/24/2006
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\
A:
C:
WIN98SE
NETTERM
DRIVERS
RECYCLED
WUTEMP
NEWFOL~1
INSTALL
TEST_REB
MSDOWNLD.TMP
Note
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
[Enter] Select
[S] Save
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ
Flash 2 and press <Enter> to enable it.
4.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file
is found. Then press <Enter>
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
•
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, hard disk, or
floppy disk with FAT 32/16/12 format only.
•
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
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4.1.4
Updating the BIOS
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the AwardBIOS
Flash Utility. Follow these instructions to update the BIOS using this utility.
1.
Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS web site. Save the file to a
floppy disk, CD ROM or a USB flash disk in FAT 16/12 format.
Save only the updated BIOS file in the disk to avoid loading the wrong BIOS file.
2.
Copy the AwardBIOS Flash Utility (awdflash.exe) from the Software folder of
the support CD to the floppy disk, CD ROM or a USB flash disk with the latest
BIOS file.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode using the bootable floppy disk, CD ROM or a
USB flash disk you created earlier.
4. Under the DOS mode, use <X:> (X stands for the name of the disk
assignment) to switch to
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
the folder of floppy disk,
CD ROM or USB flash
For NF590-SLI-P5N32-SLI-PREMIUM
DATE:07/28/2006
disk you saved the BIOS Flash Type - PMC Pm49FL004T LPC/FWH
fileand AwardBIOS Flash File Name to Program: Utility.
5.
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At the prompt, type
awdflash then press
<Enter>. The Award
BIOS Flash Utility screen
appears.
Message: Please input File Name!
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6.
Type the BIOS file name in
the File Name to Program
field, then press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For NF590-SLI-P5N32-SLI-PREMIUM
DATE:07/28/2006
Flash Type - PMC Pm49FL004T LPC/FWH
File Name to Program: 0107.bin
Message: Do You Want To Save Bios (Y/N)
7.
Press <N> when the utility prompts you to save the current BIOS file. The
following screen appears.
8.
The utility verifies the BIOS
file in the floppy disk, CD
ROM or a USB flash disk
and starts flashing the
BIOS file.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For NF590-SLI-P5N32-SLI-PREMIUM
DATE:07/28/2006
Flash Type - PMC Pm49FL004T LPC/FWH
File Name to Program:
0107.bin
Programming Flash Memory - OFE00 OK
Write OK
No Update
Write Fail
Warning: Don’t Turn Off Power Or Reset System!
Do not turn off or reset the system during the flashing process!
9.
The utility displays a
Flashing Complete
message, indicating that
you have successfully
flashed the BIOS file.
Remove the disk then
press <F1> to restart the
system.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For NF590-SLI-P5N32-SLI-PREMIUM
DATE:07/28/2006
Flash Type - PMC Pm49FL004T LPC/FWH
File Name to Program: 0107.bin
Flashing Complete
Press <F1> to Continue
Write OK
No Update
Write Fail
F1 Reset
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4.1.5
Saving the current BIOS file
You can use the AwardBIOS Flash Utility to save the current BIOS file. You can
load the current BIOS file when the BIOS file gets corrupted during the flashing
process.
Make sure that the floppy disk, CD ROM or a USB flash disk has enough disk
space to save the file.
To save the current BIOS file using the AwardBIOS Flash Utility:
1. Follow steps 1 to 6 of the
previous section.
2.
Press <Y> when the utility
prompts you to save the
current BIOS file. The
following screen appears.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For NF590-SLI-P5N32-SLI-PREMIUM
DATE:07/28/2006
Flash Type - PMC Pm49FL004T LPC/FWH
File Name to Program: 0112.bin
Save current BIOS as:
Message:
3.
Type a filename for the
current BIOS file in the
Save current BIOS as field,
then press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For NF590-SLI-P5N32-SLI-PREMIUM
DATE:07/28/2006
Flash Type - PMC Pm49FL004T LPC/FWH
File Name to Program: 0112.bin
Checksum: 810DH
Save current BIOS as: 0113.bin
Message: Please Wait!
4.
The utility saves the
current BIOS file to the
disk, then returns to the
BIOS flashing process.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For NF590-SLI-P5N32-SLI-PREMIUM
DATE:07/28/2006
Flash Type - PMC Pm49FL004T LPC/FWH
File Name to Program: 0113.bin
Now Backup System BIOS to
File!
Message: Please Wait!
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4.1.6
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore
the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can
update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk, or
the USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk or the USB flash disk
containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the motherboard support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the CD
for the BIOS file.
BIOS ROM checksum error
Detecting IDE ATAPI device...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy/USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy/USB flash disk:
1.
Download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website (www.asus.com).
2.
3.
Insert the floppy/USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the FDD/USB port.
Turn on the system.
4.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file When found,
the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
5.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16/12 format and single partition can
support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than
8GB.
•
Flash time takes around one (1) minute.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
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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 or the
firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up
the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program.
Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility;
otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can
also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if
the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make
your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the Load Default Settings item under the
Exit Menu. See section “4.8 Exit Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
System Time
System Date
Language
Power
Configuration fields
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools Exit
Legacy Diskette A:
15 : 30 : 36
Wed, Jul 26 2006
[English]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
[ST321122A]
Primary IDE Slave
[ASUS CDS520/A]
SATA 1
[None]
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SATA 2�������
[None]
�������������
SATA 3�������
[None]
�������������
SATA 4�������
[None]
SATA 5 [None]
SATA 6 [None]
HDD SMART Monitoring
[Disabled]
General help
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the day, month,
year and century.
1024MB
1023MB
↑↓�������������������������������������������������������������
:Select Item
-/+: Change Value
F5: Setup Defaults
→← :Select Menu
Enter: Select SubMenu F10: Save and Exit
F1:Help
ESC: Exit������
Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Legend bar
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
information.
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4.2.3
Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend bar allow
you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following table lists the keys
found in the legend bar with their corresponding functions.
Navigation Key
Function
<F1>
Displays the General Help screen
<F5>
Loads setup default values
<Esc>
Exits the BIOS setup or returns to the main menu from a sub‑menu
Left or Right arrow (→ ←)
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Up or Down arrow (↑↓)
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
Page Down or – (minus) Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted field
Page Up or + (plus) Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field
<F10>
Saves changes and exit
4.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
4.2.5
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user‑configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
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4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
Main
Advanced
System Time
System Date
Language
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools Exit
15 : 30 : 36
Wed, Jul 26 2006
[English]
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
[ST321122A]
Primary IDE Slave
[ASUS CDS520/A]
Legacy Diskette
A:
SATA 1
[None]
SATA 2
[None]
Disabled
..... [ ]
SATA 3
[None]
720K , 3.5 in.
..... [ ]
SATA 4
[None]
1.44M, 3.5 in.
..... [ ]
SATA 5 [None]
SATA 6 [None]
HDD SMART Monitoring
[Disabled]
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
↑↓ :Move
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
1024MB
1023MB
ENTER:Accept
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the day, month,
year and century.
ESC:Abort
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Pop-up menu
4.2.8
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected
item.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “4.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
System Time
System Date
Language
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools Exit
15 : 30 : 36
Wed, Jul 26 2006
[English]
Item Specific Help
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Change the day, month,
year and century.
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA 4
SATA 5 SATA 6 HDD SMART Monitoring
[ST321122A]
[ASUS CDS520/A]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[Disabled]
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
1024MB
1023MB
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.3.1
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3
Language [English]
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration
options: [English] [French] [Deutsch] [Chinese (Trad.)] [Chinese (Simp.)]
[Japanese]
4.3.4
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M, 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
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4.3.5
Primary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then
press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Main
Primary IDE Master
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Primary IDE Master
[Auto]
Access Mode
[Auto]
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Sector
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
Transfer Mode
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
82 GB
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Auto] to set.
39420
16
255
[Auto]
[Auto]
UDMA 5
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Capacity, Cylinder, Head, Sector and Transfer Mode). These values are not
user‑configurable. These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the
system.
Primary IDE Master [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic detection
is successful, the BIOS automatically fills in the correct values for the remaining
fields on this sub-menu. If the hard disk was already formatted on a previous
system, the setup BIOS may detect incorrect parameters. Select [Manual] to
manually enter the IDE hard disk drive parameters. If no drive is installed select
[None]. Configuration options: [None] [Auto] [Manual]
Access Mode [Auto]
The default [Auto] allows automatic detection of an IDE hard disk drive.
Select [CHS] for this item if you set the IDE Primary Master/Slave to [Manual].
Configuration options: [CHS] [LBA] [Large] [Auto]
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the
correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer. Incorrect
settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk.
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Capacity
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. This item is not configurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders. This item is not configurable.
Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads. This item is not configurable.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track. This item is not configurable.
PIO Mode [Auto]
Sets the PIO mode for the IDE device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4]
UDMA Mode [Auto]
Disables or sets the UDMA mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Transfer Mode
Shows the Transfer mode. This item is not configurable.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk utility,
such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives. This is
necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to
set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.
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4.3.6
SATA 1 ~ 6
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial ATA
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item
then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Main
SATA 1
Select Menu
Extended IDE Drive
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Item Specific Help
Selects the type of fixed
disk connected to the
system.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Capacity,
Cylinder, Head, Landing Zone and Sector). These values are not userconfigurable. These items show 0 if no SATA device is installed in the system.
Extended Drive [Auto]
Selects the type of fixed disk connected to the system.
Configuration options: [None] [Auto]
Access Mode [Auto]
Sets the sector addressing mode. Configuration options: [Large] [Auto]
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the
correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer. Incorrect
settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk.
Capacity
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. This item is not configurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders. This item is not configurable.
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Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads. This item is not configurable.
Landing Zone
Shows the number of landing zone per track. This item is not configurable.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track. This item is not configurable.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk utility,
such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives. This is
necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to
set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.
4.3.7
HDD SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the HDD Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting
Technology (SMART) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.8
Installed Memory [xxx MB]
Shows the size of installed memory.
4.3.9
Usable Memory [XXX MB]
Shows the size of usable memory.
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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
Select Menu
JumperFree Configuration
AI NET2
PEG Link Mode
Item Specific Help
Adjust system frequency/
voltage.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
PCIPnP
Onboard Device Configuration
USB Configuration
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.4.1
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
JumperFree Configuration
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
JumperFree Configuration
x
x
x
x
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
AI Tuning
Overclock Options
Frequency Control
Voltage Control
Spread Spectrum Control
[Auto]
Disabled
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to select
overclock profile.
x SLI-ready Memory
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
AI Tuning [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Selct either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Manual
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
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Standard
Loads the standard settings for the system.
AI Overclock
Loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for
stability when overclocking.
AI N.O.S.
The ASUS AI Non-delay Overclocking System feature
intelligently determines the system load and automatically
boosts the performance for the most demanding tasks.
The following item becomes user-configurable when you set AI Tuning to
[AI Overclock].
Overclock Options [Disabled]
Allows you to set the overclock frequency.
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[Overclock 5%] [Overclock
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10%] [Overclock 15%]
[Overclock 20%] [FSB 960/800] [FSB
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1280/800] [FSB 1000/667] [FSB 1333/667]
[FSB 1200/800]
The following items will become user-configurable when you set AI Tuning to
[Manual]
Frequency Control
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Frequency Control
Select Menu
CPU Clock Ratio
NB PCIE Frequency (MHz)
SB PCIE Frequency (MHz)
x
x
System Clock Mode
[Auto]
New FSB Speed (QDR)
Auto
Current FSB Speed (QDR)
533.3 MHz
Target FSB Speed (QDR)
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533.3 MHz
New MEM Speed (DDR)
Auto
Current MEM Speed (DDR)
533.3 MHz
Target
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MEM Speed (DDR)
666.7 MHz
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
[22 x]
[100]
[100]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Item Specific Help
Sets the ratio between
CPU core clock and the
FSB frequency
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
CPU Clock Ratio [22 x]
Allows you to set the ratio between CPU core clock and the FSB frequency.
Key in a number between 14 (minimum) and 22 (maximum).
NB PCIE Frequency (MHz) [100]
Allows you to set the Northbridge PCI Express frequency. Key
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in a number
between 100 (minimum) and 150 (maximum).
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SB PCIE Frequency (MHz) [100]
Allows you to set the Southbridge PCI Express frequency. Key in a number
between 100 (minimum) and 150 (maximum).
System Clock Mode [Auto]
Set this item to [Auto] to let the system set the current FSB/memory
frequency �������������������������������������������������������������
automatically������������������������������������������������
. Choose [CPU Precision Tweaker] to set the FSB
frequency at 1 MHz increment; the memory frequency adjusts accordingly.
Choose [CPU/MEM manual-mode] to change the CPU and memory
frequencies. Choose [MEM Precision Tweaker] to set the memory frequency
at 1 MHz increment; the FSB frequency adjusts accordingly. Configuration
options: ����������������������������������������������������������
[Auto] [CPU Precision Tweaker] [CPU/MEM manual-mode] [MEM
Precision Tweaker]
The following items are non-configurable when you set System Clock Mode to
[Auto].
New FSB Speed (QDR) [533]
Allows you to change the FSB speed. Enter any number from 523 (minimum)
to 1600 (maximum). You
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may also use the <+> or <-> key to increase or
decrease the value. This item becomes configurable when you set System
Clock Mode to [CPU/MEM manual-mode] or [CPU Precision Tweaker].
Current FSB Speed (QDR) 533.3 MHz
This item shows the current FSB speed and is non-user configurable.
Target FSB Speed (QDR) 533.3 MHz
This item shows the target FSB speed and is non-user configurable.
New MEM Speed (DDR) Auto
Allows you to change the memory speed. Enter any number from 400
(minimum) to 1300 (maximum). You may also use the <+> or <-> key to
increase or decrease the value. This item becomes configurable when you
set System Clock Mode to [CPU/MEM manual-mode] or [MEM Precision
Tweaker].
Current MEM Speed (DDR) 533.3 MHz
This item shows the current memory speed and is non-user configurable.
Target MEM Speed (DDR) 666.7 MHz
This item shows the target memory speed and is non-user configurable.
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Voltage Control
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Voltage Control
VCore Voltage
1.8V Voltage
1.2V HT Voltage
CPU VTT Voltage
SB Core Voltage
1.4VSB Voltage
NB Core Voltage
Vcore Over Voltage
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
Select Menu
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Item Specific Help
Set CPU VID to desired
voltage, but it will
cause other CPU power
management features
(such as C1E, EIST, and
TM2) to fail to control
CPU VID. Select [Auto]
to let CPU VID keep
original value.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
VCore Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set CPU VID to desired voltage. Doing so may cause other
CPU power management features (such as C1E, EIST, and TM2) to fail
to control CPU VID. Select [Auto] to keep the original ���������������
CPU VID��������
value.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.6000V] [1.5875V] [1.5750V] [1.5625V]
[1.5500V] [1.5375V] [1.5250V]������������
~ [1.2250V]
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1.8V Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the 1.8V voltage.
Configuration options: ���������������������������������������
[Auto] [1.80V] [1.85V] [1.90V] [1.95V] ��
~ �������
[2.55V]
1.2V HT Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the 1.2V HT voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20V] [1.25V] [1.30V] [1.35V]
CPU VTT Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU VTT voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20V] [1.25V] [1.30V] ~ [1.55V]
SB Core Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Southbridge core voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.50V] [1.55V] [1.60V] [1.65V]
1.4VSB Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the 1.4V standby voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.40V] [1.50V] [1.60V]
NB Core Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Northbridge core voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.40V] [1.45V] [1.50V] ~ [1.75V]
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Vcore Over Voltage [Disabled]
Allows you to disable or set the Vcore voltage over 200mV.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [200mV]
Spread Spectrum Control
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Spread Spectrum Control
x
x
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
MCP PCIE Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
LDT Spread Spectrum
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
[Center Spread]
Disabled
Disabled
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
CPU Spread Spectrum [Center Spread]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Center Spread] [Down Spread]
[0.5% ++ Spread]
SATA Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
LDT Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Center] ������
[Down]
The following items are non-configurable when you set System Clock Mode to
[AI N.O.S.].
N.O.S. Option [Disabled]
Allows you to set or disable the Non-delay Overclocking System mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Overclock 3%] ������������������������������
[Overclock 5%] [Overclock 8%]
[Overclock 10%]
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4.4.2
AI NET2
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
AI NET2
POST Check LAN Cable
POST Check LAN2 Cable
Select Menu
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Pair
Status Length
LAN1(1-2)
Open
0.0M
LAN1(�������������������
3-6)
Open
0.0M
LAN1(�������������������
4-5)
Open
0.0M
LAN1(�������������������
7-8)
Open
0.0M
Item Specific Help
Enable or disable LAN
cable check during POST.
LAN2(�������������������
1-2)
Open
0.0M
LAN2(�������������������
3-6)
Open
0.0M
LAN2(�������������������
4-5)
Open
0.0M
LAN2(7-8)
Open
0.0M
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
POST Check LAN Cable [Disabled]
POST Check LAN2 Cable [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable LAN cable check during POST. When enabled, the
menu reports the cable faults or shorts, and displays the point (length) where the
fault or short is detected. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.4.3
PEG Link Mode
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PEG Link Mode
PEG Link Mode
Select Menu
[Auto]
Item Specific Help
Press <Enter> to
Enable/Disable PCI
Express graphics card
over-clocking by
accelerating PCI-Ex
connecting mode and
determine the speed
level on it.
PEG Link Mode [Auto]
Sets the PCI Express graphics link mode. Setting this item to [Auto] allows the
motherboard to automatically adjust the PCI Express graphics link mode to the
correct frequency based on the system configuration. Three additional settings
are available for overclocking the PEG Link Mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled] [Normal] [Fast] [Faster]
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4.4.4
CPU Configuration
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CPU Configuration
CPU Type
CPU Speed
Cache RAM
CPU Internal Thermal Control
Limit CPUID MaxVal
Execute Disable Bit
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
Select Menu
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
1.86 GHz
256 K
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to select
overclock profile.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Allows you to disable or set to auto the CPU Internal Thermal Control function.
When set to [Auto], the BIOS automatically checks the CPU’s capability to enable
Thermal Monitor (TM) 1 or TM2 support. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Limit CPUID MaxVal [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot even
without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions. When using Windows
XP operating system, this item should be set to [Enabled]. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Setting this item to [Enabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero
(0). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.5
Chipset
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Chipset
Memory Timing Configuration
SLI Broadcast Aperture
LDT Frequency
Select Menu
[Disabled]
[ 5x]
Item Specific Help
Select [Expert] to enter
timings manually
Memory Timing Configuration
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Memory Timing Configuration
x
x
x
x
x
x
Memory Timings
T(CAS)
T(RCD)
T(RP)
T(RAS)
T(RC)
Addressing Mode
[Optimal]
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Memory Timings [Optimal]
Keep the default setting [Optimal] to let the system set the memory timing
automatically, using the value recommended by the DIMM manufacturer. Set
this item to [Expert] to configure manually. Configuration options: ����������
[Optimal]
[Expert]
The succeeding items become user-configurable when you set Memory
Timings to [Expert].
T(CAS) [Auto]
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Allows you to set the CAS latency.
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[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
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(RCD) [Auto]
Allows you to set the RAS-to-CAS delay.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
T(RP) [Auto]
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Allows you to set the row precharge delay.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
T(RAS) [Auto]
Allows you to set the row active delay.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] ~ [31]
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T(RC) [Auto]
Allows you to set the row cycle time.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] ~ [31]
Addressing Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the two-clock addressing mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 clock] [2 clock]
SLI Broadcast Aperture [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
LDT Frequency [Disabled]
Configuration options: [1x] [2x] [3x] [4x] [5x] [3.5x]
4.4.6
PCIPnP
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PCIPnP
Plug & Play O/S
Init Display First
Select Menu
[No]
[PCI-E]
Item Specific Help
Select Yes if you are using
a Plug and Play capable
operating system. Select
No if you need the BIOS to
configure non-boot devices.
Plug & Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], the BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot. Configuration options:
[No] [Yes]
Init Display First[PCI-E]
Allows you to select which graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI] [PCI-E]
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4.4.7 Onboard Device Configuration
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Onboard Device Configuration
IDE Function Setup
Serial-ATA Configuration
Onboard 1st nVidia LAN [Enabled]
Onboard 2nd nVidia LAN [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
[Disabled]
HD Audio [Auto]
Front Panel Support Type������
[AC97]
Silicon SATAII Controller [SATA Mode]
Onboard 1394 [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address
[3F8/IRQ4]
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
IDE Function Setup
This sub-menu contains IDE function-related items. Select an item then press
<Enter> to edit.
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE Channel0
IDE DMA transfer access
IDE Prefetch Mode
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onchip IDE channel 0 controller .
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IDE DMA transfer access.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IDE prefetch mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Serial-ATA Configuration
This sub-menu allows you to change Serial ATA settings. Select an item then press
<Enter> to edit.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Serial-ATA Configuration
x
x
x
x
x
x
Serial-ATA Controller
RAID Enabled
SATA 1 RAID
SATA 2
RAID
SATA 3
RAID
SATA 4
RAID
SATA 5
RAID
SATA 6
RAID
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Serial-ATA Controller [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
RAID Enabled [Disabled]
Enables or disables the onboard RAID controller. When set to [Enabled], the
succeeding items become user-configurable.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA1 ~ 6 RAID [Disabled]
Enables or disables the RAID function of the Serial ATA drives.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard 1st/2nd nVidia LAN [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard NVIDIA® LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
HD Audio [Auto]
Allows you to disable or set the High-Definition Audio function.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Front Panel Support Type [AC97]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector mode to legacy AC97 or highdefinition audio, depending on the front panel audio module support.
Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
Silicon SATAII Controller [SATA Mode]
Allows you to disable or set the function of the extended SATA II controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [SATA Mode] [RAID Mode]
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Onboard 1394 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard IEEE 1394a controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
[Auto]
4.4.8
USB �������������
Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB2.0 Controller
USB Legacy support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable or Disable the
USB Controller.
USB Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onchip USB controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Legacy Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power Management
(APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
ACPI Suspend Type
ACPI APIC support
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.5.1
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
[S1&S3]
[Enabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
ACPI Suspend Type [S1&S3]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
state to be used for system suspend. Configuration options: [S1 (POS)] [S3(STR)]
[S1&S3]
4.5.2
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When
set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.3
APM Configuration
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
APM Configuration
Select Menu
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Disabled]
PWR Button < 4 secs
[Instant-Off]
Power Up On PCI/PCIE Devices
[Disabled]
Power On By External Modems
[Disabled]
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[Disabled]
Power On by RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
x Date (of Month) Alarm
0
x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
0 : 0 : 0
Power Up By PS/2 Mouse
[Disabled]
Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard
[Disabled]
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
select whether or not
to restart the system
after AC power loss.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Restore on AC Power Loss [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Restore on AC Power Loss function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PWR Button < 4 secs [Instant-Off]
Allows you to set the event after the power button is pressed for more than 4
seconds. Configuration options: [Suspend] [Instant-Off]
Power Up On PCI/PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI/PCIE devices
and onboard LAN. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer
when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first
try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is
off causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
USB Resume from S5 [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled],
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this item ����������������������������������������������
allows you to use a USB keyboard or USB mouse
to resume the system from S5 state. Configuration
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options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item
is set to Enabled, the items Date of Month Alarm and Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
items become user-configurable with set values. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Date (of Month) Alarm [31]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display the Date
of Month Alarm pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified range then press
<Enter>. Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=31]
Alarm Time (hh:mm:ss) [Disabled]
To set the time of alarm:
1. Highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu for the hour
field.
2.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=23), then press <Enter>.
3.
Press <TAB> to move to the minutes field then press <Enter>.
4.
Key-in a minute value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <TAB> to move to the seconds field then press <Enter>.
6.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on
the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on
the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 keyboard function or set specific
keys on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX
power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-ESC] [Power Key]
Enabling ASUS Music Alarm will automatically disable the PS/2 keyboard/
power-up feature. See section “5.3.6 Music Alarm” 5-22 for details.
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4.5.4
Hardware Monitor
The items in this sub-menu displays the hardware monitor values automatically
detected by the BIOS. It also allows you to change CPU Q-Fan feature-related
parameters. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Select Menu
Hardware Monitor
x
x
CPU Q-Fan Control
CPU Q-Fan Profile
Chassis Q-Fan Control
Chassis Q-Fan Profile
VCore Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
CPU Temperature
M/B Temperature CPU Fan Speed
CHA_FAN 1 Speed CHA_FAN 2 Speed
CHA_FAN 3 Speed
PWR_FAN Speed
CPU Fan Speed warning
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
Item Specific Help
[Disabled]
Performance
[Disabled]
Performance
[
1.32V]
[
3.15V�
]
[
5.05V�
]
[ 11.58V�
]
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
Press [Enter] to enable
or disable.
48ºC
41ºC
3068 RPM
3068 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
[ 800 RPM]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The CPU Q-Fan Profile item becomes user-configurable when you enable CPU
Q-Fan Control.
CPU Q-Fan Profile [Performance]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU Q-Fan. When
set to [Optimal], the CPU fan automatically adjusts depending on the CPU
temperature. Set this item to [Silent] to minimize fan speed for quiet CPU fan
operation, or [Performance] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed. Configuration
options: [Performance] [Optimal] [Silent]
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the chassis Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The Chassis Q-Fan Control item becomes user-configurable when you enable
Chassis Q-Fan Control.
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Chassis Q-Fan Profile [Performance]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis Q-Fan. When
set to [Optimal], the chassis fan automatically adjusts depending on the chassis
temperature. Set this item to [Silent] to minimize fan speed for quiet chassis fan
operation, or [Performance] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed. Configuration
options: [Performance] [Optimal] [Silent]
VCore Voltage / 3.3V Voltage / 5V Voltage / 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not want to detect this
item.
CPU Temperature / M/B Temperature
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. These items are not user-configurable.
CPU Fan Speed / CHA_FAN 1 Speed / CHA_FAN 2 Speed / CHA_FAN
3 Speed / PWR_FAN Speed
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the fan
speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows 0. These items are not user-configurable.
CPU Fan Speed warning [ 800 RPM]
Allows you to set the CPU fan speed limit. If the fan speed is lower than the
specified value, the system produces a warning message.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [800 RPM] [1200 RPM] [1600 RPM]
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4.6
Boot menu
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The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
Select Menu
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Hard Disk Drives
CDROM Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.6.1
Item Specific Help
Press Enter to set.
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Boot Device Priority
Boot
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot Device Priority
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
Device
Device
Device
Device
[Removable]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Disabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select Your Boot
Device Priority
1st ~ 4th Boot Device [Removable]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number
of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [Removable] [Hard Disk]
[CDROM] [Disabled]
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Removable Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Removable Drives
1. Floppy Disks
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
1. Floppy Disks
Allows you to assign a removable drive attached to the system.
4.6.3
Hard Disk Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Hard Disk Drives
1. 1st Master: XXXXXXXXX
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
1. 1st Master: XXXXXXXXX
Allows you to assign hard disk drives attached to the system.
4.6.4
CDROM Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
CDROM Drives
1. 1st Slave: XXXXXXXXX
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
1. 1st Slave: XXXXXXXXX
Allows you to assign optical drives attached to the system.
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4.6.5
Boot Settings Configuration
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Case Open Warning
Quick Boot
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Bootup Num-Lock
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Full Screen LOGO
Halt On
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[On]
[Disabled]
6
250
[Non-OS2]
[Enabled]
[All Errors]
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
enable or disable.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Case Open Warning [Enabled]
Enables or disables the chassis open status feature. Setting to [Enabled] clears the
chassis open status. Refer to section “2.7.2 Internal connectors” for setting details.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the system quick boot feature. When Enabled,
the system skips certain tests while booting. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Disabled]
Enables or disables the chassis open status feature. Setting to Enabled, clears the
chassis open status. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]
Allows you to set the keystroke rate. Enable this item to configure the Typematic
Rate (Chars/Sec) and the Typematic Delay (Msec).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The items Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) and Typematic Delay (Msec) become
user-configurable only when you enable Typematic Rate Setting.
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Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) [6]
Allows you to select the rate at which a character repeats when you hold a key.
Configuration options: [6] [8] [10] [12] [15] [20] [24] [30]
Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]
Allows you to set the delay before keystrokes begin to repeat. Configuration
options: [250] [500] [750] [1000]
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB [Non-OS2]
Set this item to OS2 only when you are running on an OS/2 operating system with
an installed RAM of greater than 64 KB. Configuration options: [Non-OS2] [OS2]
Full Screen LOGO [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you want to use the ASUS
MyLogo3™ feature.
Halt On [All Errors]
Allows you to error report type.
Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Errors] [All, But Keyboard] [All, But Diskette]
[All, But Disk/Key]
4.6.6
Security
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Security
Supervisor Password
User Password
Password Check
Select Menu
Clear
Clear
[Setup]
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password
User Password
These fields allow you to set passwords:
To set a password:
1. Select an item then press <Enter>.
2.
Type in a password using a combination of a maximum of eight (8) alphanumeric characters, then press <Enter>.
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3. When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters again,
then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to Set.
To clear the password:
1.
Select the password field and press <Enter> twice. The following message
appears:
PASSWORD DISABLED !!!
Press any key to continue...
2.
Press any key to continue. The password field setting is changed to Clear.
A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to boot the
system preventing unauthorized use.
Forgot your password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time
Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password information is
powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you need to erase the CMOS
RAM, refer to section “2.6 Jumper” for instructions.
Password Check
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS setup or the
system. Select [Setup] to require the password before entering the BIOS Setup.
Select [System] to require the password before entering the system. Configuration
options: [Setup] [System]
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Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
ASUS Music Alarm
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter]
select
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.7.1
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
to
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
ASUS Music Alarm
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
ASUS Music Alarm
ASUS Music Alarm
x Alarm Date: Sunday
x
Monday
x
Tuesday
x
Wednesday
x
Thursday
x
Friday
x
Saturday
x Alarm Time (hh:mm)
x Audio CD Drive
x Detect CD
x Starting Track
x Repeat TrackDisabled
x Length
x Volume
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
Select Menu
[Disabled]
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
0 : 0
Primary IDE Master
Enter
N/A
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
select
10 Mins
16
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
ASUS Music Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Music Alarm function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The succeeding items become user-configurable when you enable the ASUS
Music Alarm.
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Alarm Day: Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/
Saturday [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the alarm for a particular day.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Alarm Time (hh:mm) 0 : 0
Allows you to set the alarm time. Press <Tab> to select the field, then use <+> or
<-> to change the value.
Audio CD Drive [Primary IDE Master]
Allows you to select the connection configuration of the optical storage device from
which the alarm music will play from. Configuration options: [Primary IDE Master]
[Primary IDE Slave]
Detect CD
Press <Enter> to search the CD track number.
Starting Track
Allows you to choose the starting track from the CD from which you would like the
alarm music to play.
Repeat Track [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the repeat track function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Single] [All]
Duration [10 Mins]
Allows you to set the length of the music alarm.
Configuration options: [10 Mins] [20 Mins] [30 Mins] [1 Hour]
Volume [16]
Allows you to set the volume level of the music alarm.
Configuration options: [01] ~ [32]
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Only the IDE ATAPI devices from Southbridge can support this functon.
•
The system needs standby power, so ensure that the power cord is
plugged.
•
You can also set the alarm time under operating system using ASUS Music
Alarm Utility.
•
ASUS Music Alarm only supports audio CDs.
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ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
Select Menu
ASUS O.C. Profile
Item Specific Help
Load BIOS Profile
Save BIOS Profile
Press [Enter] to select.
Load BIOS Profile
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
Select Menu
Load BIOS Profile
Load from Profile 1
Load from Profile 2
Load from File
Item Specific Help
Load BIOS Profile from
Profile 1.
Load from Profile 1/2
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press
<Enter> to load the file.
Load from File
Allows you to load the previous BIOS file saved in the hard disk/floppy disk/USB
flash disk with the FAT32/16/12 format. Follow the instructions below to load the
BIOS file.
1.
Insert the storage devices that contains the “xxx.CMO” file.
2.
Turn on the system.
3.
Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the “Tools” menu to select “Load from File.” Press <Enter> then the setup screen will appear.
4.
Press <Tab> to switch between drives before the correct “xxx.CMO” file is found. Then press <Enter> to load the file.
5.
A pop-up message will inform you when the loading process finishes.
•
We suggest that you update only the BIOS file coming from the same
memory/CPU configuration and BIOS version.
•
Only the “xxx.CMO” file can be loaded.
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Save BIOS Profile
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
Select Menu
Save BIOS Profile
Item Specific Help
Save to Profile 1
Save to Profile 2
Save to File
Save current BIOS Profile
to Profile 1.
Save to Profle 1/2
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter> to save
the file.
Save to File
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the hard disk/floppy disk/USB flash disk
with FAT32/16/12 format. Follow the instructions below to save the BIOS file.
1.
Insert the storage devices with enough space.
2.
Turn on the system.
3.
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the “Tool” menu to select “Save to File.”
Press <Enter> then the setup screen will appear.
4.
Press <Tab> to switch between the drives. Press hot-key <S> to save the file.
5.
Key in the file name. Then press <Enter>.
6. A pop-up message will inform you when the saving process finishes.
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Current CMOS
BOARD:P5N32 SLI Premium
VER: 0107
DATE: 07/24/2006
Update CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\P5N32SP
A:
C:
CMOS WINDOWS
backup is done! Press<DIR>
any key to Exit.
M2N32
DOCUME"1
PROGRA"1
SYSTEM"1
P5N32SP
RECYCLED
TEST_REB
BOOTFONT.BIN
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
213830 2001-09-05 20:00:00
Note
[Enter] Select [Y] Yes [N/Eec] No [Left/Right]: Switch
The BIOS file will be saved as “xxx.CMO“.
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4.7.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. Please see page 4-10, section 4.1.4 for
details.
ASUSTeK EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility B311
FLASH TYPE: Winbond W39V080A 8Mb LPC
Current ROM
Update ROM
BOARD: P5N32-SLI Premium
BOARD: Unknown
VER: 07241
VER: Unknown
DATE: 07/24/2006
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\P5N32SP
A:
C:
WIN98SE
NETTERM
DRIVERS
RECYCLED
WUTEMP
NEWFOL~1
INSTALL
TEST_REB
MSDOWNLD.TMP
Note
[Enter] Select
[Tab] Switch
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<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
[S] Save
[ESC] Exit
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
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4.8
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools Exit
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Load Setup Default
Discard Changes
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Select Item
→← :Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
This option save data
to CMOS and exiting
the setup menu.
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard
backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned
off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select YES to
save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to
the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than System Date, System
Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select YES to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
YES to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
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