Managing and updating your BIOS. Asus Pundit-S


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UDMA Mode [Auto]

Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity for compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA capability.

5.3.4 HDD SMART Monitoring [Disable]

This option allows you to enable or disable the HDD SMART Monitoring function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

5.3.5 Installed Memory [xxx MB]

This field automatically displays the amount of conventional memory detected by the system during the boot process.

5.3.6 Usable Memory [xxx MB]

This field automatically displays the Usable Memory detected by the system during the boot process.

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5.4

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 may cause the system to malfunction.

CPU Configuration

Chipset

PCIPnP

Onboard Device Configuration

USB Configuration

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

Press [Enter] to Set.

5.4.1 CPU configuration

The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by the BIOS.

CPU Configuration

CPU Type

CPU Speed

Cache RAM

Intel Pentium(R) D

2.80GHz

1024 K x2

Current FSB Frequency 200 MHz

Thermal Management TM 1

Limit CPUID MaxVal

Execute Disable Bit

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

Set Limit CPUID MaxVal to 3, Should Be

“Disabled” for WinXP

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Limit CPUID MaxVal [Disable]

This option allows you to enable or disable the Limit CPUID MaxVal.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Execute Disable Bit [Enable]

This option allows you to enable or disable the Execute Disable Bit.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

5.4.2 Chipset configuration

The items in this menu show the chipset configuration settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.

Chipset

Current MRC Version 6.1

Current DRAM Frequency 533 MHz

Onboard Video Memory Size [64MB]

Video Display Devices

TV Standard

Memory Hole

System BIOS Cacheable

[Auto]

[NTSC]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

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Onboard Video Memory Size [64MB]

This option allows you to select the size of the onboard graphics controller memory use. Configuration options: [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB]

Video Display Device [Auto]

This parameter allows you to select the type of video display device you intend to use. Configuration options: [Auto] [CRT Force] [TV Force]

[TV Only] [CRT and DFP]

TV Standard [NTSC]

Select the TV standard according to your location.

Configuration options: [NTSC] [PAL]

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Memory Hole [Disable]

This option allows you to enable or disable the Memory Hole.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

System BIOS Cacheable [Disable]

This option allows you to enable or disable the System BIOS Cacheable function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

5.4.3 PCIPnP

The items in this menu show the PCIPnP configuration settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.

PCIPnP

Plug & Play O/S

PCI Latency Timer(CLK)

[No]

[64]

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

Plug & Play O/S [No]

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.

Configuration options: [No] [Yes]

PCI Latency Timer(CLK) [64]

Allows you to enter the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency timer register. Min is 0 , Max is 255.

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5.4.4 Onboard device configuration

The items in this menu show the onboard device configuration settings.

Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.

Onboard Device Configuration

Onboard IEEE 1394

Onboard LAN

South OnChip IDE Device

South OnChip PCI Device

[Enabled]

[Enabled]

Primary Display Adapter [PCI]

Onboard LAN Boot ROM

Serial Port1 Address

Parallel Port Address

Parallel Port Mode

ECP Mode Use DMA

[Disabled]

[3F8/IRQ4]

[378/IRQ7]

[ECP+EPP]

[3]

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

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Onboard IEEE 1394 [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the onboard IEEE 1394 controller.

Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Onboard LAN [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. Keep the default enabled if you wish to use the onboard LAN feature. Set to

[Disabled] if you installed a PCI LAN card.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

South OnChip IDE Device

South OnChip IDE Device

IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the IDE DMA transfer access function.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

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South OnChip PCI Device

South OnChip PCI Device

Onboard AC97 Audio

Onboard Chip SATA

[Auto]

[IDE Controller]

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

Onboard AC97 Audio [Auto]

Setting to [Auto] allows the BIOS to detect whether you are using any audio device. If an audio device is detected, the onboard audio controller is enabled. If no audio device is detected, the controller is disabled. If there are conflicts with the onboard audio controller, set the appropriate field to [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]

Onboard Chip SATA [IDE Controller]

Allows you to enable or disable the Onboard Chip SATA. Configuration options: [SATA Disabled] [IDE Controller]]

Primary Display Adapter [PCI]

Allows you to set which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device. Configuration options: [PCI]

Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM on the onboard LAN chipset. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]

Allows you to set the addresses for the onboard serial port connector.

Configuration options: [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]

[Disabled]

Parallel Port Address [378/IRQ7]

Allows you to set the base address of the onboard parallel port connector.

If you disable this field, the Parallel Port Mode and ECP DMA Select configurations are not available. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378/

IRQ7] [278/IRQ5] [3BC/IRQ7]

Parallel Port Mode [ECP+EPP]

Allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port.

Configuration options: [SPP] [EPP] [ECP] [ECP+EPP]

ECP Mode Use DMA [3]

Allows you to select the ECP Mode. This item becomes configurable only if the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP] or [ECP+EPP].

Configuration options: [1] [3]

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5.4.5 USB configuration

The items in this menu show the USB configuration settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.

USB Configuration

USB Controller

USB EHCI Controller

USB Legacy Support

[Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Enabled]

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

USB Controller [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the USB controller.

Configuration options: [Enabled] Disabled]

USB EHCI Controller [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the EHCI controller. Setting this item to

[Enabled] allows the built-in high speed USB support in the BIOS to turn on automatically when you install high speed USB devices.

Configuration options: [Enabled] Disabled]

USB Legacy Support [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices.

Configuration options: [Enabled] Disabled]

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5.5

Power menu

The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced

Power Management (APM). Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration options.

x

ACPI Suspend Type

ACPI APIC Support

APM Configuration

Hardware Monitor

[S1&S3]

Enabled

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

ACPI Suspend Type [S1 & S3]

Allows you to select the ACPI state used for system suspend.

Configuration options: [S1(POS)] [S3(STR)] [S1&S3]

ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]

Allows you enable or disable the ACPI feature on the operating system.

Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

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5.5.1 APM configuration

This menu shows the Advanced Power Management (APM) configuration settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options.

APM Configuration

Power Up By External Modem [Disabled]

Power Up By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]

Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]

Restore on AC Power Loss x Power On By Button

Video Off Option

PWR Button <4 secs

[Power Off]

Enabled

[Suspend -> Off]

[Instant-Off]

Power On by PCI Devices

Power On By RTC Alarm x Date(of Month) Alarm x Time(hh:mm:ss) Alarm

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

0

0:0:0

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

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Power Up By External Modem [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable system power up when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in soft-off mode.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Power Up By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable system power up by PS/2 Mouse.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable system power up by PS/2 Keyboard.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-ESC] [Power Key]

Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]

Allows you to set whether or not to reboot the system after power interruptions. [Power Off] leaves your system off, [Power On] reboots the system, and [Last State] sets the system back to the state it was before the power interruption. Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On]

[Last State]

Power On By Button [Enabled]

This item appear only when the Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard item is set to Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

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Video Off Option [Suspend -> Off]

This item determines when to activate the video off feature to monitor power management. Configuration options: [Suspend -> Off] [Always On]

PWR Button < 4 secs [Instant-Off]

When set to [Instant-Off], the system goes to soft-off when you press the power button for less than 4 seconds. When set to [Suspend], press the power button for more than 4 seconds to power off the system.

Configuration options: [Suspend] [Instant-Off]

Power Up On PCI Devices [Disabled]

When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a PCI modem. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]

[Enabled]

Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate an event. When this item is enabled, you can set the date and time of alarm using the two following items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Date (of Month) Alarm [0]

To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified range then press

<Enter>. Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=31]

Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm [0 : 0 : 0]

To set the time of alarm:

1.

Highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu for the hour field.

2.

Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=23), then press <Enter>.

3.

Press tab to move to the minutes field, then press <Enter>.

4.

Key-in a minute value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.

5.

Press tab to move to the seconds field, then press <Enter>.

6.

Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.

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5.5.2 Hardware Monitor

Q-FAN Controller

Vcore Voltage

3.3V Voltage

5V Voltage

12V Voltage

CPU Temperature

M/B Temperature

CPU Fan Speed

Hardware Monitor

[Enabled]

[1.23V]

3.26V

5.02V

12.28V

54 o C

38 o C

7273 RPM

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

System will shut down when CPU temperature is too high.

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Q-Fan Controller [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the CPU or chassis fan speed for more efficient system operation.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

VCORE Voltage

3.3V Voltage

5V Voltage

12V Voltage

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators.

CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]

M/B Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and display the power supply and CPU temperatures in these fields.

CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the CPU fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM).

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5.6

Boot menu

The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then press Enter to display the sub-menu.

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

Boot Device Priority

Removable Drives

Hard Disk Drives

CDROM Drives

Boot Settings Configuration

Security

5.6.1 Boot device priority

Boot Device Priority

1st Boot Device

2nd Boot Device

3rd Boot Device

4th Boot Device

[Removable]

[Hard Disk]

[CDROM]

[Disabled]

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

Select your Boot

Device Priority

1st Boot Device [Removable]

2nd Boot Device [Hard Disk]

3rd Boot Device [CDROM]

4th Boot Device [Disabled]

These items allow you to select your boot device priority.

Configuration options: [Removable] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Disabled]

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5.6.2 Removable drives

1. Ai-Flash

Removable Drives Select Menu

Item Specific Help

Use <up> or <down> arrow to select a device, then press

<+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press

<ESC> to exit this menu.

5.6.3 Hard disk drives

Hard Disk Drives

1. Bootable Add-in Cards

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

Use <up> or <down> arrow to select a device, then press

<+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press

<ESC> to exit this menu.

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5.6.4 CD-ROM drives

CDROM Drives Select Menu

1. Pri. Slave: Pioneer CD-ROM ATAPI Model Item Specific Help

Use <up> or <down> arrow to select a device, then press

<+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press

<ESC> to exit this menu.

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5.6.5 Boot Settings Configuration

Quick Boot

Boot Num-Lock

Typematic Rate Setting x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) x Typematic Delay (Msec)

Full Screen LOGO

Halt On

Boot Settings COnfiguration Select Menu

[Enabled]

[On]

[Disabled]

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250

[Enabled]

[All,But Keyboard]

Item Specific Help

Allows the system to skip certain tests while booting. This will decrease the time needed to boot the system.

Quick Boot [Enabled]

Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests

(POST) while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system.

When set to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.

Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Bootup Num-Lock [On]

Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.

Configuration options: [On] [Off]

Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the keyboard typematic rate setting. Set to

[Enabled] to configure the Type Rate and Type Delay items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

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Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) [6]

Allows you to select the rate at which character repeats when you hold a key. Configuration options: [6] [8] [10] [12] [15] [20] [24] [30]

Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]

Allows you to set the delay before key strokes begin to repeat.

Configuration options: [250] [500] [750] [1000]

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Full Screen Logo [Enabled]

This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.

Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Make sure that the Full Screen Logo item is set to [Enabled] if you wish to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.

Halt On [All Errors]

Sets the system to halt on errors according to the system functions specified in each option. Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Errors]

[All, But Keyboard] [All , But Diskette] [All, But Disk/Key]

5.6.6 Security

The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.

Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration options.

Security

Supervisor Password

User Password

Password Check

Clear

Clear

[Setup]

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

Supervisor password controls full access, <Enter> to change password.

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These fields allow you to set passwords.

To set a password:

1.

Highlight an item then press <Enter>.

2.

Type in a password using eight (8) alphanumeric characters, then press <Enter>.

3.

When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters again, then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to

[Set].

To clear the password:

1.

Highlight the password field, and press <Enter> twice. The following message appears:

“PASSWORD DISABLED!!! Press any key to continue...”

2.

Press any key to return to the menu.

A note about passwords

The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to boot the system preventing unauthorized use.

Forgot the password?

If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS

Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password information is powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you need to erase the CMOS RAM, refer to section “4.3 Jumpers” for instructions.

Password Check [Setup]

This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS setup or the system. Select [Setup] to require the password before entering the BIOS Setup. Select [System] to require the password before entering the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [System]

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5.7

Exit menu

The Exit menu items allow you to load the BIOS setup default settings, save or discard any changes you made, or exit the Setup utility.

Exit & Save Changes

Exit & Discard Changes

Load Setup Default

Discard Changes

Select Menu

Item Specific Help

This option saves data to CMOS and exits the setup menu.

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. The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and 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. Pressing <Enter> saves the changes while exiting.

Exit & Discard Changes

Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than system date, system time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.

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Load Setup Defaults

This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to load the default values. Select Exit Saving 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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