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Asus Motherboard A7S8X-MX User Manual

Asus motherboard a7s8x-mx user manual.

 
A7S8X-MX

Summary of Contents

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    A7S8X-MX...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Welcome! ... 1-2 Package contents ... 1-2 Special features ... 1-3 1.3.1 Product highlights ... 1-3 1.3.2 Innovative ASUS features ... 1-4 Before you proceed ... 1-5 Motherboard overview ... 1-6 1.5.1 Placement direction ... 1-6 1.5.2 Screw holes ... 1-6 1.5.3...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Managing and updating your BIOS ... 2-2 2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ... 2-2 2.1.2 AwardBIOS Flash Utility ... 2-3 2.1.3 ASUS EZ Flash utility ... 2-5 2.1.4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS utility ... 2-6 2.1.5 ASUS Update utility ... 2-7 BIOS Setup program ... 2-10 2.2.1...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 3: Software support Installing an operating system ... 3-2 Support CD information ... 3-2 3.2.1 Running the support CD ... 3-2 3.2.2 Drivers menu ... 3-3 3.2.3 Utilities menu ... 3-4 3.2.4 ASUS Contact information ... 3-5 v v v v v...

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    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement 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 •...

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    Safety information Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety 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.

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    A S U S w e b s i t e s A S U S w e b s i t e s The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.

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    Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself...

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    RTL 8201CL 10/100 Mbps LAN PHY Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports ASUS EZ Flash ASUS CrashFree BIOS ASUS C.O.P. (CPU Overheating Protection) ASUS MyLogo™ 2 Mb Flash EEPROM, Phoenix-Award BIOS with enhanced ACPI, DMI, Green, and PnP features...

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    ASUS PC Probe ASUS Update Anti-virus software (OEM version) F o r m F a c t o r...

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    x i i x i i x i i x i i x i i...

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    This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X Product...

  • Page 14: Welcome!, Package Contents

    T h a n k y o u f o r b u y i n g a n A S U S 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.

  • Page 15: Special Features, Product Highlights

    Special features 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 Product highlights Product highlights Product highlights Product highlights Product highlights AMD Athon™ XP/Sempron™ processor support AMD Athon™ XP/Sempron™ processor support AMD Athon™ XP/Sempron™ processor support AMD Athon™ XP/Sempron™ processor support AMD Athon™ XP/Sempron™ processor support The motherboard comes with a 462-pin surface mount, Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket that supports 333 MHz front side bus frequency for AMD Athlon™...

  • Page 16: Innovative Asus Features

    ASUS EZ Flash BIOS ASUS EZ Flash BIOS With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even before loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or boot from a floppy disk. See page 2-5.

  • Page 17: Before You Proceed

    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 to a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity •...

  • Page 18: Motherboard Overview, Placement Direction, Screw Holes

    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.

  • Page 19: Motherboard Layout

    1.5.3 1.5.3 1.5.3 Motherboard layout Motherboard layout Motherboard layout 1.5.3 1.5.3 Motherboard layout Motherboard layout PS/2KBMS T: Mouse B: Keyboard CPU_FAN1 SPDIF_O VGA1 T:USB4 B:USB3 REL8201CL USB2.0 Top: T: USB1 RJ-45 B: USB2 FSB_SEL1 Top:Line In FSB_SEL0 Center:Line Out Below:Mic In AD1888 AUX1 FP_AUDIO1...

  • Page 20: Central Processing Unit (cpu)

    Central Processing Unit (CPU) The motherboard comes with a surface mount 462-pin Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket designed for the AMD Athlon™ XP/Sempron™ processor. Take note of the marked corner (with gold triangle) on the CPU. This mark should match a specific corner on the socket to ensure correct installation.

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    Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways, then lift it up to a 90°-100° angle. Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle; otherwise the CPU does not fit in completely. Position the CPU above the socket such that the CPU corner with the gold triangle matches the base of the socket lever.

  • Page 22: System Memory, Overview, Memory Configurations

    System memory 1.7.1 1.7.1 1.7.1 Overview Overview Overview 1.7.1 1.7.1 Overview Overview The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 2 GB system memory using 184-pin PC2700/PC2100 unbuffered DDR DIMMs and allow up to 2.7 GB/s data transfer rate.

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    Recommended memory configurations Recommended memory configurations Recommended memory configurations Recommended memory configurations Recommended memory configurations M o d e M o d e M o d e M o d e M o d e Single-channel (1) Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization...

  • Page 24: Installing A Dimm, Removing A Dimm

    1.7.3 1.7.3 1.7.3 Installing a DIMM Installing a DIMM Installing a DIMM 1.7.3 1.7.3 Installing a DIMM Installing a DIMM Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.

  • Page 25: Expansion Slots, Installing An Expansion Card, Configuring An Expansion Card

    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.

  • Page 26: Interrupt Assignments

    1.8.3 1.8.3 1.8.3 Interrupt assignments Interrupt assignments Interrupt assignments 1.8.3 1.8.3 Interrupt assignments Interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments I R Q I R Q I R Q I R Q I R Q * These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.

  • Page 27: Pci Slots, Agp Slot

    1.8.4 1.8.4 PCI slots PCI slots 1.8.4 1.8.4 1.8.4 PCI slots PCI slots PCI slots This motherboard has two PCI slots. The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that comply with PCI specifications.

  • Page 28: Jumpers

    Jumpers 1 . 1 . C l e a r R T C R A M ( 3 - p i n C L R T C 1 ) C l e a r R T C R A M ( 3 - p i n C L R T C 1 ) C l e a r R T C R A M ( 3 - p i n C L R T C 1 ) C l e a r R T C R A M ( 3 - p i n C L R T C 1 ) C l e a r R T C R A M ( 3 - p i n C L R T C 1 )

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    2 . 2 . U S B d e v i c e w a k e - u p ( 3 - p i n U S B P W 1 2 3 4 , U S B P W 5 6 7 8 ) U S B d e v i c e w a k e - u p ( 3 - p i n U S B P W 1 2 3 4 , U S B P W 5 6 7 8 ) U S B d e v i c e w a k e - u p ( 3 - p i n U S B P W 1 2 3 4 , U S B P W 5 6 7 8 ) U S B d e v i c e w a k e - u p ( 3 - p i n U S B P W 1 2 3 4 , U S B P W 5 6 7 8 )

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    3 . 3 . E x t e r n a l f r e q u e n c y s e l e c t i o n ( 3 - p i n F S B _ S E L 1 , F S B _ S E L 0 ) E x t e r n a l f r e q u e n c y s e l e c t i o n ( 3 - p i n F S B _ S E L 1 , F S B _ S E L 0 ) E x t e r n a l f r e q u e n c y s e l e c t i o n ( 3 - p i n F S B _ S E L 1 , F S B _ S E L 0 ) E x t e r n a l f r e q u e n c y s e l e c t i o n ( 3 - p i n F S B _ S E L 1 , F S B _ S E L 0 )

  • Page 31: Connectors, Rear Panel Connectors

    1.10 Connectors 1.10.1 1.10.1 Rear panel connectors 1.10.1 Rear panel connectors Rear panel connectors Rear panel connectors 1.10.1 1.10.1 Rear panel connectors 1 . 1 . P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) . P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) .

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    7 . 7 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 1 a n d 2 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 1 a n d 2 . U S B 2 .

  • Page 33: Internal Connectors

    1.10.2 1.10.2 Internal connectors Internal connectors 1.10.2 1.10.2 Internal connectors 1.10.2 Internal connectors Internal connectors 1 . 1 . F l o p p y d i s k d r i v e c o n n e c t o r ( 3 4 - 1 p i n F L O P P Y ) F l o p p y d i s k d r i v e c o n n e c t o r ( 3 4 - 1 p i n F L O P P Y ) F l o p p y d i s k d r i v e c o n n e c t o r ( 3 4 - 1 p i n F L O P P Y ) F l o p p y d i s k d r i v e c o n n e c t o r ( 3 4 - 1 p i n F L O P P Y )

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    2 . 2 . I D E c o n n e c t o r s ( 4 0 - 1 p i n P R I _ I D E , S E C _ I D E ) I D E c o n n e c t o r s ( 4 0 - 1 p i n P R I _ I D E , S E C _ I D E ) I D E c o n n e c t o r s ( 4 0 - 1 p i n P R I _ I D E , S E C _ I D E ) I D E c o n n e c t o r s ( 4 0 - 1 p i n P R I _ I D E , S E C _ I D E )

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    3 . 3 . S e r i a l A T A c o n n e c t o r s S e r i a l A T A c o n n e c t o r s S e r i a l A T A c o n n e c t o r s S e r i a l A T A c o n n e c t o r s S e r i a l A T A c o n n e c t o r s...

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    4 . 4 . C P U , a n d C h a s s i s f a n c o n n e c t o r s C P U , a n d C h a s s i s f a n c o n n e c t o r s C P U , a n d C h a s s i s f a n c o n n e c t o r s C P U , a n d C h a s s i s f a n c o n n e c t o r s C P U , a n d C h a s s i s f a n c o n n e c t o r s...

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    5 . 5 . U S B c o n n e c t o r s ( 1 0 - 1 p i n U S B 5 6 , U S B 7 8 ) U S B c o n n e c t o r s ( 1 0 - 1 p i n U S B 5 6 , U S B 7 8 ) U S B c o n n e c t o r s ( 1 0 - 1 p i n U S B 5 6 , U S B 7 8 ) U S B c o n n e c t o r s ( 1 0 - 1 p i n U S B 5 6 , U S B 7 8 ) U S B c o n n e c t o r s ( 1 0 - 1 p i n U S B 5 6 , U S B 7 8 )

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    7 . 7 . A T X p o w e r c o n n e c t o r ( 2 0 - p i n A T X P W R 1 ) A T X p o w e r c o n n e c t o r ( 2 0 - p i n A T X P W R 1 ) A T X p o w e r c o n n e c t o r ( 2 0 - p i n A T X P W R 1 ) A T X p o w e r c o n n e c t o r ( 2 0 - p i n A T X P W R 1 ) A T X p o w e r c o n n e c t o r ( 2 0 - p i n A T X P W R 1 )

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    9 . 9 . F r o n t p a n e l a u d i o c o n n e c t o r ( 1 0 - 1 p i n F P _ A U I D O 1 ) F r o n t p a n e l a u d i o c o n n e c t o r ( 1 0 - 1 p i n F P _ A U I D O 1 ) F r o n t p a n e l a u d i o c o n n e c t o r ( 1 0 - 1 p i n F P _ A U I D O 1 ) F r o n t p a n e l a u d i o c o n n e c t o r ( 1 0 - 1 p i n F P _ A U I D O 1 )

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    1 1 . S p e a k e r o u t c o n n e c t o r ( 4 - p i n S P E A K E R 1 ) 1 1 . 1 1 .

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    1 3 . 1 3 . S y s t e m p a n e l c o n n e c t o r ( 1 0 - 1 p i n P A N E L ) S y s t e m p a n e l c o n n e c t o r ( 1 0 - 1 p i n P A N E L ) 1 3 .

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    1 - 3 0 1 - 3 0 1 - 3 0 1 - 3 0 1 - 3 0 C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n C h a p t e r 1 : P r o d u c t i n t r o d u c t i o n...

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    This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X...

  • Page 44: Managing And Updating Your Bios, Creating A Bootable Floppy Disk

    BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFLASH utilities. • Visit the ASUS website and download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard using the ASUS Update utility. 2.1.1 2.1.1...

  • Page 45: Awardbios Flash Utility

    Updating the BIOS file Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website. (www.asus.com). Rename the file to *.BIN and save it to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier. Insert the disk that contains the new BIOS file into the floppy drive.

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    Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following screen. 5. AWDFLASH checks the new BIOS file from the floppy disk. After verification, AWDFLASH flashes the new BIOS file. Do not shut down the computer during the flash process. After the new BIOS file is copied, the computer returns to POST.

  • Page 47: Asus Ez Flash Utility

    ASUS EZ Flash utility ASUS EZ Flash utility The ASUS EZ Flash 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 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing <Alt>...

  • Page 48: Asus Crashfree Bios Utility

    ASUS CrashFree BIOS utility ASUS CrashFree BIOS utility The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 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 or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.

  • Page 49: Asus Update Utility

    ASUS Update utility 2.1.5 2.1.5 ASUS Update utility ASUS Update utility The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows allows you to: • Save the current BIOS file •...

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    Updating the BIOS through the Internet To update the BIOS through the Internet: Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows S t a r t > P r o g r a m s S t a r t S t a r t P r o g r a m s >...

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    S t a r t P r o g r a m s A S U S U p d a t e. The ASUS Update main window appears. A S U S U p d a t e A S U S U p d a t e...

  • Page 52: Bios Setup Program

    BIOS Setup program This motherboard supports a programmable Flash ROM that you can update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 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.

  • Page 53: Bios Menu Bar, Legend Bar

    2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 BIOS menu bar BIOS menu bar BIOS menu bar 2.2.1 2.2.1 BIOS menu bar BIOS menu bar The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections: M A I N M A I N M A I N M A I N M A I N...

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    General help General help General help General help General help In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also provides a General Help screen. You may launch this screen from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. The General Help screen lists the legend keys and their corresponding functions.

  • Page 55: Main Menu, System Time, System Date, Legacy Diskette A, Hdd Smart Monitoring, Installed Memory

    A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X 17:8:12 Tue, Aug 31 2004 Item Specific Help [1.44M, 3.5 in] Change the internal clock. [ST320410A] [ASUS CD--S520/] [None] [None] [None] [128MB] Select Menu 2 - 1 3 2 - 1 3...

  • Page 56: Primary And Secondary Ide Master/slave

    2.3.6 2.3.6 2.3.6 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave 2.3.6 2.3.6 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Master Access Mode Capacity Cylinder Head Sector PIO Mode...

  • Page 57: First And Second Sata Master

    PIO Mode [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] This option lets you set a PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode for the IDE device. Modes 0 through 4 provide successive increase in performance. Configuration options: [Auto] [Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4] UDMA Mode [Auto] UDMA Mode [Auto]...

  • Page 58: Advanced Menu

    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...

  • Page 59: Cpu Configuration

    2.4.1 2.4.1 2.4.1 CPU configuration CPU configuration CPU configuration 2.4.1 2.4.1 CPU configuration 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 A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X...

  • Page 60: Chipset Configuration

    2.4.2 2.4.2 2.4.2 Chipset configuration Chipset configuration Chipset configuration 2.4.2 2.4.2 Chipset configuration 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. AGP Bridge Configuration Frequency Control Init Display First...

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    Graphics Aperture Size [64MB] Allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data. Configuration options: [4MB] [8MB] [16MB] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] [512MB] AGP Fast Write Support [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the AGP fast write feature. The AGP fast write is a data transfer protocol that combines PCI and AGP protocols to support continuous data transfer directly from the chipset to the AGP.

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    Frequency Control Frequency Control Frequency Control Frequency Control Frequency Control Frequency Voltage Control CPU: DRAM Frequency Ratio DRAM Frequency CPU Frequency CPU: DRAM Frequency Ratio [SPD] Allows you to select the frequency ratio between the CPU and DRAM. Configuration options: [SPD] [5:4] [1:1] DRAM Frequency [xxx MHz] Shows the DDR operating frequency.

  • Page 63: Pcipnp

    2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 PCIPnP PCIPnP PCIPnP 2.4.3 2.4.3 PCIPnP 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 Resources Controlled By PCI/VGA Palette Snoop Plug &...

  • Page 64: Onboard Device Configuration

    2.4.4 2.4.4 2.4.4 Onboard device configuration Onboard device configuration Onboard device configuration 2.4.4 2.4.4 Onboard device configuration 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.

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    OnChip SATA [Enabled] OnChip SATA [Enabled] OnChip SATA [Enabled] OnChip SATA [Enabled] OnChip SATA [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the onchip SATA. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] When using Windows operating systems, such as Windows Serial ATA mode. Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]...

  • Page 66: Usb Configuration

    Midi Port Address [Disabled] Midi Port Address [Disabled] Midi Port Address [Disabled] Midi Port Address [Disabled] Midi Port Address [Disabled] Sets the I/O address for the MIDI I/O port. Configuration options: [Disabled] [330] [300] [290] 2.4.5 2.4.5 2.4.5 USB configuration USB configuration USB configuration 2.4.5...

  • Page 67: Power Menu

    Power Menu The Power menu allows you to reduce power consumption. This feature turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period of inactivity. ACPI Suspend Type ACPI APIC Support APM Configuration Hardware Monitor ACPI Suspend Type [S3(STR)] ACPI Suspend Type [S3(STR)] ACPI Suspend Type [S3(STR)] ACPI Suspend Type [S3(STR)]...

  • Page 68: Apm Configuration

    2.5.1 2.5.1 2.5.1 APM configuration APM configuration APM configuration 2.5.1 2.5.1 APM configuration 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 Restore on AC Power Loss Suspend Mode...

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    Power Button Override [Instant-Off] Power Button Override [Instant-Off] Power Button Override [Instant-Off] Power Button Override [Instant-Off] Power Button Override [Instant-Off] When set to [Instant-Off], the system goes to soft-off when you press the power button for l e s s l e s s l e s s than 4 seconds.

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    The following items become configurable only when the P o w e r O n B y R T C A l a r m R T C A l a r m R T C A l a r m R T C A l a r m R T C A l a r m item is set to [Enabled].

  • Page 71: Hardware Monitor

    2.5.2 2.5.2 2.5.2 Hardware monitor Hardware monitor Hardware monitor 2.5.2 2.5.2 Hardware monitor Hardware monitor This menu shows the hardware monitor settings auto-detected by the BIOS. Hardware Monitor Power System Temperature CPU Temperature CPU FAN Speed Chassis Fan Speed VCORE Voltage +3.3 V +5 V +12 V...

  • Page 72: Boot Menu, Boot Device Priority

    Boot Menu This Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu with the configuration options. Boot Device Priority Removable Drives Hard Drisk Drives CDROM Drives Boot Settings Configuration Security 2.6.1 2.6.1...

  • Page 73: Removable Drives, Hard Disk Drives

    1st ~ xth Boot Device 1st ~ xth Boot Device 1st ~ xth Boot Device 1st ~ xth Boot Device 1st ~ xth Boot Device These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The number of devices that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.

  • Page 74: Cd-rom Drives, Boot Settings Configuration

    2.6.4 2.6.4 CD-ROM drives CD-ROM drives CD-ROM drives 2.6.4 2.6.4 CD-ROM drives CD-ROM drives CDROM Drives 1. 1st Slave: ASUS CD-S520/A 2.6.5 2.6.5 2.6.5 Boot settings configuration Boot settings configuration Boot settings configuration 2.6.5 2.6.5 Boot settings configuration Boot settings configuration...

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    Full Screen Logo [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo™ feature. Halt On [All, But Keyboard] Halt On [All, But Keyboard]...

  • Page 76: Security

    2.6.6 2.6.6 2.6.6 Security Security Security 2.6.6 2.6.6 Security Security Supervisor Password User Password Password Check Supervisor Password [Clear] Supervisor Password [Clear] Supervisor Password [Clear] Supervisor Password [Clear] Supervisor Password [Clear] User Password [Clear] User Password [Clear] User Password [Clear] User Password [Clear] User Password [Clear] These fields allow you to set passwords.

  • Page 77: Exit Menu

    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 “1.9 Jumpers” for instructions.

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    Exit & Discard Changes Exit & Discard Changes Exit & Discard Changes Exit & Discard Changes 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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    This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package. A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X A S U S A 7 S 8 X - M X Software...

  • Page 80: Installing An Operating System, Installing An Operating System, Support Cd Information, Support Cd Information

    The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates. 3.2.1 3.2.1 Running the support CD Running the support CD 3.2.1...

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    3.2.2 3.2.2 3.2.2 Drivers menu Drivers menu Drivers menu 3.2.2 3.2.2 Drivers menu Drivers menu The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices. SiS IDE Driver SiS IDE Driver SiS IDE Driver SiS IDE Driver...

  • Page 82: Utilities Menu, Utilities Menu

    ASUS Update ASUS Update ASUS Update ASUS Update The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a Windows ® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page 2-8 for details.

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    Click the C o n t a c t C o n t a c t C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can C o n t a c t C o n t a c t also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.

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    3 - 6 3 - 6 3 - 6 3 - 6 3 - 6 C h a p t e r 3 : S o f t w a r e s u p p o r t C h a p t e r 3 : S o f t w a r e s u p p o r t C h a p t e r 3 : S o f t w a r e s u p p o r t C h a p t e r 3 : S o f t w a r e s u p p o r t C h a p t e r 3 : S o f t w a r e s u p p o r t...

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