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Asus Terminator 2 Barebone System T2-P User Manual

Asus t2-p terminator 2 barebone system user's manual.

 
Terminator 2
Barebone System
Model T2-P
User Guide

Summary of Contents

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    Terminator 2 Barebone System Model T2-P User Guide...

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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

    Contents Notices ... 6 Safety information ... 7 About this guide ... 8 System package contents ... 10 Chapter 1: System introduction 1.1 Welcome! ... 12 1.2 Front panel (external) ... 12 1.3 Front panel (internal) ... 15 1.4 Rear panel ... 17 1.5 Internal components ...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Using AFUDOS to copy the current BIOS ... 89 5.1.3 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ... 90 5.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS ... 92 5.1.5 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2 ... 93 5.1.6 ASUS Update ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents 5.2.5 Sub-menu items ... 99 5.2.6 Configuration fields ... 99 5.2.7 Pop-up window ... 99 5.2.8 Scroll bar ... 99 5.2.9 General help ... 99 5.3 Main menu ... 100 5.3.1 System Time ... 100 5.3.2 System Date ... 100 5.3.3 Legacy Diskette A ...

  • Page 6: Notices

    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.

  • Page 7: Safety Information

    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.

  • Page 8: About This Guide

    About this guide Audience This guide provides general information and installation instructions about the ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system. This guide is intended for experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal computers. How this guide is organized This guide contains the following parts: Chapter 1: System introduction This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Terminator 2.

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    Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

  • Page 10: System Package Contents

    Check your Terminator 2 system package for the following items. If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. Item Description 1. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system with • ASUS P4P8T motherboard • Floppy disk drive • 3-in-1 PCI card (1394, WLAN, TV Tuner) •...

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    Chapter 1 This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Terminator 2. The chapter lists the system features including introduction on the front and rear panel, and internal components. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 12: Welcome, Front Panel (external)

    Welcome! Thank you for choosing the ASUS Terminator 2! The ASUS Terminator 2 is an all-in-one barebone system with a versatile home entertainment feature. The system comes in a stylish mini-tower casing, and powered by the ASUS P4P8T motherboard that supports Intel Prescott processor with 800MHz FSB, and up to 2GB system memory.

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    In Radio mode, scans the available FM stations when pressed for less than 2 seconds or presets a station when pressed for more than 2 seconds. Refer to page 60 on how to preset a radio station. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

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    14. STOP button ( ). Press this button to stop the audio track being played. 15. PREVIOUS button ( ). Press this button to perform various functions in different modes. In CD mode, selects the previous audio track. In Radio mode, selects the previous preset station. 16.

  • Page 15: Front Panel (internal)

    ( ). This slot is for a SmartMedia card. You can not close the storage card reader door if a storage card is inserted into any of the card slots. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system mark. Basic model 25 26 ®...

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    25. Headphone port ( ). This port connects a headphone with a stereo mini-plug. 26. Microphone port ( 27. USB 2.0 ports ( ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others. 28.

  • Page 17: Rear Panel

    PS/2 mouse port ( ). This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse. PS/2 keyboard port ( PS/2 keyboard. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Deluxe model (Commercial edition) ). This purple 6-pin connector is for a...

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    VGA port ( ). This port connects a VGA monitor. Parallel port ( ). This 25-pin port connects a printer, scanner, or other devices. Line Out port ( ). This Line Out (lime) port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.

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    See page 62 for the wireless LAN adapter LED indications. 26. Gigabit LAN port. (for Deluxe models-Commercial edition only) This port allows high speed connection to the Internet via a DSL or cable modem. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 20: Internal Components

    5.25-inch empty optical drive bay Floppy disk drive Front panel cover Hard disk drive metal tray Chassis fan ASUS P4P8T motherboard DIMM sockets CPU fan and heatsink assembly 10. AGP slot 11. PCI slot (with an installed PCI card) 12. SATA connectors...

  • Page 21: Led Panel

    CD track being played. In Radio mode, the LED panel displays FM radio mode the station preset number and station frequency. Refer to page 59-60 for details on the Audio DJ feature. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

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    Chapter 1: System introduction...

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    Chapter 2 This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install components in the system. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 24: Preparation, Before You Proceed

    Preparation Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components you plan to install in the system. Basic components to install 1. Central processing unit (CPU) 2. DDR Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) 3. Expansion card(s) 4. Hard disk drive 5.

  • Page 25: Removing The Cover

    Use a Phillips screw driver to remove the cover screws. Keep the screws for later use. Slightly pull the cover toward the rear panel until the side tabs are disengaged from the chassis. Lift the cover, then set aside. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 26: Removing The Power Supply

    2.4 Removing the power supply You must remove the power supply unit (PSU) before you can install a central processing unit (CPU) and other system components. To remove the PSU: Lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface. Disconnect the optical drive and floppy disk drive power plugs.

  • Page 27: Installing A Cpu, Removing The Cpu Fan And Heatsink Assembly

    Slightly lift the retention bracket. Detach the other retention bracket hook from the hole on the other side of the retention module, then lift. Do steps 1-4 to remove the second retention bracket. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system ® Pentium ®...

  • Page 28: Cpu Installation

    Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the CPU fan connector on the motherboard. Lift the CPU fan and heatsink assembly, then set aside. 2.5.2 CPU installation To install the CPU: Locate the 478-pin CPU socket on the motherboard. Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways then lifting it up to a 90°...

  • Page 29: Re-installing The Cpu Fan And Heatsink Assembly

    Follow steps 2 to 5 to re-install the second retention bracket. Connect the CPU fan cable to the CPU fan connector on the motherboard. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 30: Installing A Dimm, Memory Configurations

    You may install up to 2GB system memory using 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB DDR DIMMs. Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors. Refer to the Qualified DDR400 vendors list below. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest DDR Qualified Vendors List.

  • Page 31: Dimm Installation

    DIMM is properly seated. A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM! ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Memory Frequency 400/333*/266 MHz...

  • Page 32: Installing An Expansion Card, Expansion Slots

    Installing an expansion card In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The motherboard has one PCI and one Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. For Deluxe models, a 3-in-1 PCI card is pre-installed in the PCI slot. You may refer to this section when installing a different PCI card on the PCI slot.

  • Page 33: Expansion Card Installation

    Replace the expansion card lock to secure the card to the chassis. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Expansion card lock PCI slot AGP slot Metal brackets PCI card...

  • Page 34: Configuring An Expansion Card

    2.7.3 Configuring an expansion card After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.

  • Page 35: Installing A Second Optical Drive

    Carefully push the optical drive into the bay until its screw holes align with the holes on the bay as shown. Secure the optical drive with two screws on one side of the bay. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

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    Connect a power cable from the power supply unit to the power connector at the back of the optical drive. See page 40 for details. Connect one end of the IDE ribbon cable to the IDE interface at the back of the optical drive, matching the red stripe on the cable with Pin 1 on the IDE interface.

  • Page 37: Installing A Hard Disk Drive (hdd)

    Configure your hard disk drive as Master device before connecting the IDE cable and power plug. Refer to the HDD documentation on how to set the drive as a Master device. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Tray locks Lock slots...

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    Re-install the tray and the HDD to the chassis by locking the tray slots to the chassis hooks. Secure the tray with the screw you earlier removed. Connect one end of the 40-pin IDE cable to the IDE connector on the drive. Connect a 4-pin power plug from the power supply unit to the HDD power connector.

  • Page 39: Re-installing The Power Supply Unit

    Slide the PSU toward the direction of the rear panel until it fits in place. Secure the PSU with the screw you removed earlier. Make sure the PSU cables do not interfere with the CPU and/or chassis fans. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

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    Power supply unit plugs Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the floppy disk drive. Connect the 4-pin power plug(s) to the power connector of the optical drive(s). Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the hard disk drive.

  • Page 41: Replacing The Cover

    Lower the rear edge of the cover as shown. Push the cover slightly toward the front panel until it fits in place. Secure the cover with three screws you earlier removed. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 42: Connecting External Devices

    2.12 Connecting external devices To the front panel Headphone Scanner Camera Audio Devices Chapter 2: Basic installation...

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    To the rear panel Telephone Joystick Serial mouse PS/2 KB VGA monitor Recorder Card Reader ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system RJ-11 socket RJ-45 PS/2 Mouse Printer Line Out Power outlet...

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    Chapter 2: Basic installation...

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    Chapter 3 This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities from the support CD. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 46: Installing An Operating System, Powering Up, Support Cd Information

    Screen display and driver options may not be the same for other operating system versions. • The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates. ® 2000/XP operating systems (OS). Always mode, pressing the...

  • Page 47: Running The Support Cd, Drivers Menu

    Click this item to install the Intel Extreme Graphics driver. ® AD1888 SoundMAX This item installs the AD1888 audio driver and SoundMax See page 51 for details. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Click an icon to display other information Audio Driver ®...

  • Page 48: Utilities Menu

    The LifeView TVR application allows control of the TV tuner and radio module. See page 58 for details. ASUS Radio Application This item installs the ASUS radio application that allows you to tune in to an FM radio station. See page 54 for details. Chapter 3: Starting up...

  • Page 49: Asus Contact Information

    This utility helps you keep your computer in a healthy operating condition. Install ASUS Update This item installs the ASUS Update that allows you to update the motherboard BIOS and drivers. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page 95 for details.

  • Page 50: Other Information

    3.3.5 Other information The icons on the top right side of the screen provide additional information on the motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Chapter 3: Starting up...

  • Page 51: Software Information, Multi-channel Audio Feature

    The default setting is Stereo Speakers (2-channel). To set to a 6-channel speaker system, click the arrow under Speaker Setup to display a list of options. Select the option Surround Sound Speakers (5.1 Surround). Click the Apply button. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

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    Click the Test button to display the Test Listening Environment window. Select the audio test path from the drop-down menu. After selecting an option, test your setting by clicking the Play Test Noise button. While testing, you will see a black circle moving on the screen indicating the audio path.

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    Click Close for the new settings to take effect. The rear panel Mic port (pink) is automatically disabled when you enable the front panel Mic port. Only one Mic port works at a time. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 54: Asus Radio Player

    ASUS Radio Player allows you to tune into an FM station using the optional radio module. By default, the radio region of the ASUS FM radio module is set to Europe. If you purchased the Terminator 2 system outside Europe (USA or Japan), you must change the radio region in the BIOS setup to receive FM radio signals.

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    Click the Edit button. An Edit Channel window appears. Select a radio station you wish to edit, then click the Edit button. Another Edit Channel window appears. Edit the station frequency and name. Click OK when finished. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 56: Asus Instant Music

    • Instant Music only supports PS/2 keyboard. To enable ASUS Instant Music: Connect the analog audio cable from the optical drive to the 4-pin CD connector on the motherboard. See section “4.4 Connectors” for the location of the CD connector.

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    To use ASUS Instant Music: Connect the PC power plug to an electrical outlet. Use either one of the two sets of special function keys on your keyboard to play audio CDs. These keys only function as indicated if you enabled the Instant Music item in BIOS.

  • Page 58: Lifeview┬« Tvr Application

    3.4.4 LifeView The LifeView ® TVR Application allows you to watch and record TV in the Terminator 2 system. Install this application if your system comes with a 3-in-1 PCI card with a TV tuner. The 3-in-1 PCI card is available only on Deluxe models. ®...

  • Page 59: Audio Dj, Playing An Audio Cd/dvd, Tuning Into An Fm Radio Station

    The station scanning stops when a station is detected. Press the NEXT ( ) or the PREVIOUS ( ) button to select a preset station, if any. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system ) on the front panel to put the system in...

  • Page 60: Presetting A Station, Adjusting The Volume

    3.5.3 Presetting a station To preset a radio station: Put the Audio DJ in radio mode. Select the radio station you wish to preset by pressing the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button for less than 2 seconds. After selecting the radio station, press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button for more than 2 seconds or until the station frequency display in the LED panel blinks.

  • Page 61: Asus Wireless Lan Adapter

    3.6 ASUS Wireless LAN adapter The 3-in-1 PCI card bundled with the Terminator 2 Commercial Deluxe model comes with an IEEE 802.11b-compliant wireless LAN adapter for wireless local area network (WLAN). The 3-in-1 PCI card is available only on Commercial Deluxe models.

  • Page 62: Led Indicators, Antenna Installation

    3.6.1 LED indicators The wireless LAN adapter comes with a Data Transmission (Green AIR) and Network Link (Yellow LINK) LED indicators. Refer to the table below for LED indications. LINK Fast Blink Blink 3.6.2 Antenna installation Connect the dipolar antenna to the antenna connector (male) of the wireless LAN adapter before installing the device drivers and utilities.

  • Page 63: Other Support Cd Options

    Click the arrow to display available installation languages. Click EXIT to close the installation window. Refer to the ASUS Wireless LAN Adapter user guide in the support CD for details. You may access the user guide by clicking the Read/Install User Documentation from the wireless LAN adapter installation window.

  • Page 64: The Control Center Utility

    3.6.5 The Control Center utility The Control Center utility is a management software that launches applications and configures network settings. The Control Center Utility starts automatically when the system boots and displays the Control Center icon in the Windows serves as an application launcher, and indicator of signal quality and Internet connection.

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    Wireless LAN Card Settings The Wireless LAN Card Settings Tabbed property sheets is the main interface that allows you to control the ASUS wireless LAN adapter. Use the Wireless Settings to view the operational and connection status, or to modify the wireless LAN adapter configuration.

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    Rescan button - Click this button to allow the adapter to scan available wireless networks and to connect to the network with the best signal quality. Change SSID button - Click this button to change the SSID. Refer to the “Config-Basic tab”...

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    (AP). In this mode, your system can access wireless LAN and wired LAN (Ethernet) via the AP. Select the Ad Hoc mode to communicate directly with other wireless clients within the adapter operating range. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

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    Network Name - Displays the network SSID. The network SSID is a string use to identify a wireless LAN. You may set the SSID to a null string to allow your station to connect to any available access point. Null string may not be used in Ad-hoc mode. Channel.

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    • Keep a record of the WEP encryption keys. Config - Advanced tab The Advanced tab displays the wireless LAN adapter advanced settings. It is recommended that you keep the default settings for optimum performance. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

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    Config - Soft AP tab The Soft AP tab displays the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) and bridge features of the wireless LAN adapter. The Soft AP tab appears only on systems running on ® Windows SoftAP/STA Mode. This field allows you to select the wireless LAN adapter mode.

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    State for easy identification. Refer to the table below for icon indications. Table of Icon Indications Excellent link quality (Infrastructure) Good link quality (Infrastructure) Fair link quality (Infrastructure) Poor link quality (Infrastructure) ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Not linked (Infrastructure) Linked (Ad-hoc) Not linked (Ad-hoc)

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    Command icons Apply. Click to apply the changes made on the adapter configuration and settings. OK. Click to close the Wireless Settings utility window. Cancel. Click to cancel any changes made on the adapter configuration. Clicking Cancel closes the Wireless Settings utility window.

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    Search & Connect – View available wireless networks within range. Wireless Option – Sets your Windows environment. The Control Center left-click menu is available only when the adapter is set to Station Mode (STA). ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system ® XP wireless networking...

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    Chapter 3: Starting up...

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    Chapter 4 This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper settings, and connector locations. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 76: Introduction, Motherboard Layout

    Introduction The ASUS P4PT motherboard comes already installed in the ASUS Terminator 2 system. This chapter provides technical information about the motherboard for future upgrades or system reconfiguration. 4.2 Motherboard layout IOC_MB PS/2 T:Mouse B:Keyboard VGA1 Line Line ATX12V USB2.0...

  • Page 77: Jumper

    Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure. • The system automatically turns on when you clear the CMOS after first reboot. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system CLRTC ® Normal Clear CMOS (Default)

  • Page 78: Connectors

    4.4 Connectors This section describes and illustrates the connectors on the motherboard. See page 17 for the description of rear panel connectors. Front panel USB connector (10-1 pin USB56) The USB56 header is connected to the USB_2 connector on the front panel I/O daughterboard.

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    For Deluxe models, pins 1~5 is connected to the J1 connector on the storage card reader daughterboard. For Basic models, you may use the USB78 connector to install a USB module for two additional USB ports. P4P8T P4P8T USB Port ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system ® ® SPDIF OUT USB78...

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    Modem connector (10-1 pin MDC) This interface connects to the JP2 connector on the optional modem module. P4P8T P4P8T MDC Connector I/O extension module (22-pin IOC_MB) This connector is for the CGAEX extension module. The CGAEX extension module supports the rear panel GAME/MIDI and serial ports.

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    The plugs from the power supply unit are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit. P4P8T P4P8T ATX Power Connector ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system CPU_FAN +12V Rotation CHA_FAN...

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    IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE) The PRI_IDE connector is for the UltraATA100 IDE hard disk ribbon cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the IDE connector, then connect the gray connector to a slave device (optical drive) and the black connector to the UltraATA100 master device (hard disk drive).

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    BIOS item 2000/XP Onboard IDE Operate Mode Enhanced Mode Enhanced Mode Support On S-ATA IDE Port Settings ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system ® XP™ Service Pack 1 when using SATA devices. ® 2000/XP. ICH5 supports a ® 98/ME/NT4.0. ICH5 supports a...

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    11. Internal audio connectors (4-pin AUX1, CD1) These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card. P4P8T P4P8T Internal Audio Connectors 12. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY) This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable.

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    This 2-pin connector supplies power to the hard disk drive activity LED. The read or write activities of any device connected to the primary or secondary IDE connector cause this LED to light up. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system IDE_LED PANEL ®...

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    Chapter 4: Motherboard info...

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    Chapter 5 This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 88: Managing And Updating Your Bios, Creating A Bootable Floppy Disk

    Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup. AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy disk.) ASUS EZ Flash (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.) CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk or the support CD when the BIOS gets corrupted.)

  • Page 89: Using Afudos To Copy The Current Bios

    AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved. Reading flash ... done A:\> When the BIOS copy process is complete, the utility returns to the DOS prompt. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 90: Using Afudos To Update The Bios

    BIOS file to a floppy diskette. To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE: Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for your motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk. Write down the BIOS file name to a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS file name at the prompt.

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    AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved. Reading file ... done Erasing flash ... done Writing flash ... 0x0008CC00 (9%) Verifying flash .. done A:\> Reboot the system from the hard disk. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 92: Using Asus Ez Flash To Update The Bios

    5.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily 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 is built-in the BIOS LPC chip so it is accessible by simply pressing <Alt>...

  • Page 93: Recovering The Bios With Crashfree Bios 2

    Insert a floppy disk that contains the original, or the latest, BIOS file for this motherboard (P4P8T.ROM). If the BIOS file that you downloaded from the ASUS website has a different filename (e.g. P4P8T11.ROM), rename it to P4P8T.ROM. The BIOS update process continues when the P4P8T.ROM is found.

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    When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system. The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file. Chapter 5: BIOS setup...

  • Page 95: Asus Update

    5.1.6 ASUS Update The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard ® BIOS in Windows environment. 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).

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    If you selected updating/ downloading from the Internet, select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, or choose Auto Select. Click Next. From the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you wish to download. Click Next.

  • Page 97: Bios Setup Program

    Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 98: Bios Menu Screen, Menu Bar, Navigation Keys

    Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [Thu, 09/27/2003] [SHIFT-TAB] to select a [1.44M, 3.5 in.] field. [English] Use [+] or [-] to [ST321122A] configure system time. [ASUS CDS520/] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] Chapter 5: BIOS setup General help Navigation keys...

  • Page 99: Menu Items, Sub-menu Items, Configuration Fields, Pop-up Window, Scroll Bar, General Help

    Press Up/Down arrow keys or PageUp/PageDown keys to display the other items on the screen. 5.2.9 General help At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 100: Main Menu, System Time, System Date, Legacy Diskette A

    [2.88M, 3.5 in.] [11:10:19] Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [Thu, 09/27/2003] [SHIFT-TAB] to select a [1.44M, 3.5 in.] field. [ST321122A] Use [+] or [-] to [ASUS CDS520/] configure system time. [Not Detected] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] Chapter 5: BIOS setup...

  • Page 101: Third And Fourth Ide Master

    When set to Disabled, the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Select the type of device connected to the system.

  • Page 102: Ide Configuration

    PIO Mode [Auto] Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] DMA Mode [Auto] Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5] SMART Monitoring [Auto] Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.

  • Page 103: System Information

    Speed : 2600MHz Count System Memory Size : 256MB AMI BIOS This item displays the auto-detected BIOS information. Processor This item displays the auto-detected CPU specification. System Memory This item displays the auto-detected system memory. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 104: Advanced Menu, Cpu Configuration

    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 Onboard Devices Configuration...

  • Page 105: Chipset

    MPS Revision DDR Reference Voltage [Auto] This item allows you to set the DDR reference voltage. We recommend that you keep the default setting [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto] [2.60V] [2.70V] ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Set DDR reference voltage. [Auto]...

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    DRAM Frequency [Auto] This item allows you to set the DRAM frequency. We recommend that you keep the default setting [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto] [266MHz] [333MHz] [400MHz] Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled] When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect).

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    This parameter allows you to select the TV standard when you selected TV as your boot display device. Configuration options: [Auto] [SECAM_L] [SECAM_L1] [SECAM_B] MPS Revision [1.4] Configuration options: [1.4] [1.1] ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system [640x480CMOS] [800x600CMOS] [1024x768CMOS] [1280x1024CMOS] [1400x1050CMOS] [1600x1200CMOS] [NTSC_M]...

  • Page 108: Onboard Devices Configuration

    5.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration OnBoard AC’97 Audio OnBoard LAN OnBoard LAN Boot ROM Serial Port1 Address Parallel Port Address Parallel Port Mode EPP Version ECP Mode DMA Channel Parallel Port IRQ OnBoard Game Port Onboard MIDI Port OnBoard AC’97 Audio [Auto] [Auto] allows the BIOS to detect whether you are using any audio device.

  • Page 109

    Allows you to enable or disable the Game port. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Onboard MIDI Port [Disabled] Allows you to select the MIDI port address or to disable the port. Configuration options: [Disabled] [200/300] [200/330] [208/300] [208/330] ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 110: Pci/pnp

    5.4.4 PCI PnP The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices. Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.

  • Page 111

    Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] IRQ xx [Available] When set to [Available], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices. Configuration options: [Available] [Reserved] ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 112: Usb Configuration

    5.4.5 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. USB Configuration Module Version : 2.22.4-5.3 USB Devices Enabled : None USB Function Legacy USB Support USB 2.0 Controller USB 2.0 Controller Mode USB Mass Storage Device Configuration...

  • Page 113

    HDD formatted drive to boot as FDD (for example, ZIP drive). The Device and Emulation Type items appear only when there are installed USB devices. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Number of seconds POST waits for the USB [20 Sec]...

  • Page 114: Instant Music Configuration

    This option allows you to select the radio region for the FM radio module. Configuration options: [JAPAN] [USA] [EUROPE] By default, the radio region of the ASUS FM radio module is set to Europe. If you purchased the Terminator 2 system outside Europe (USA or Japan), you must change the radio region according to your location to receive FM radio signals.

  • Page 115: Power Menu, Suspend Mode, Repost Video On S3 Resume, Acpi 2.0 Support, Acpi Apic Support

    Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI support in the ASIC. When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system [Auto] Select the ACPI state [No] used for System Suspend.

  • Page 116: Apm Configuration

    5.5.5 APM Configuration APM Configuration Restore on AC Power Loss Power On By PS/2 Device Power On By External Modems Power On By PCI Devices Power On By RTC Alarm Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off] When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.

  • Page 117: Hardware Monitor

    The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU, chassis, and power fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans is not connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows N/A. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system CPU temperature. [44°C/111°F] [36°C/96.5°F]...

  • Page 118

    You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter SETUP”. SMART Q-Fan Function [Enabled] This item allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Smart Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] The following items appear only when the Smart Q-Fan Function item is set to Enabled.

  • Page 119: Boot Menu, Boot Device Priority

    These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The number of device items that appear on the screen depends on the the number of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled] ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Specifies the Boot Device Priority sequence.

  • Page 120: Removable Drives, Cdrom Drives

    Master mode while SS tells that the drive is a Secondary Slave device. Configuration options: [ xxxxx Drive] [Disabled] Specifies the boot sequence from the [1st Floppy Drive] available devices. Specifies the boot sequence from the [SM-ASUS DRW-0402P/D] available devices. [SS-ASUS CD-S520/A] Chapter 5: BIOS setup...

  • Page 121: Boot Settings Configuration

    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. Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Sets the display mode for option ROM.

  • Page 122

    Typematic Rate [Fast] Allows you to select the keyboard typematic rate. Configuration options: [Fast] [Slow] Boot to OS/2 [No] Allows you to specify the OS/2 compatibility mode. Configuration options: [No] [Yes] Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled] When set to Enabled, the system waits for F1 key to be pressed when error occurs.

  • Page 123: Security

    If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. Refer to section “4.3 Jumper” for instructions on erasing the RTC RAM. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system <Enter> to change password.

  • Page 124

    After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to change other security settings. Security Settings Supervisor Password User Password Change Supervisor Password User Access Level Change User Password Clear User Password Password Check Boot Sector Virus Protection User Access Level (Full Access] This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.

  • Page 125: Exit Menu

    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. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Exit system setup after saving the changes.

  • Page 126

    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.

  • Page 127

    Appendix The Appendix includes the power supply unit specification and IEEE 802.11b channels for the wireless LAN adapter. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system...

  • Page 128: A.1 Power Supply Specifications, A.1.1 Input Characteristics, A.1.2 Output Characteristics, A.1.3 Over-voltage Protection (ovp)

    Power supply specifications A.1.1 Input characteristics Input Voltage Range Range 1 Range 2 Input Frequency Range Maximum Input AC Current Inrush Current Efficiency Current Harmonic A.1.2 Output characteristics Output Load Range Voltage 1.5A +12V 0.5A -12V 0.05A +3.3V 0.3A +5VSB 0.01A A.1.3 Over-Voltage Protection (OVP) Output Voltage...

  • Page 129: A.2 Wireless Lan Adapter Channels

    Finland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) France (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Germany (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Greece (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Hong Kong (OFTA) Hungary (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Iceland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system Channel Available Channels Channels 1 to 13 Channels 1 to 13 Channels 1 to 13 Channels 1 to 11 Channels 1 to 11...

  • Page 130

    Country/Region (Regulating Body) Ireland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Italy (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Japan (TELEC) Luxembourg (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Malaysia (SIRIM/CMC) Mexico Netherlands Antilles (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Netherlands/Holland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) New Zealand (PTC) Norway (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Portugal (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Saudi Arabia Singapore South Korea (KS) Spain (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Sweden (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Switzerland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) Taiwan (DGT) Turkey (TTAS) United Kingdom (RTT&E/EMC/LVD) United States (FCC)

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