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Asus P8Z77-V LE User Manual

New digital cpu, igpu and dram power tuning optimize performance on z77.
P8Z77-V LE

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    P8Z77-V LE...

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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 Safety information ... vi About this guide ... vii P8Z77-V LE specifications summary ... ix Chapter 1: Product introduction Welcome! ... 1-1 Package contents... 1-1 Special features... 1-2 1.3.1 Product highlights... 1-2 1.3.2 Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control ... 1-4 1.3.3...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    USB Configuration ... 3-21 Onboard Devices Configuration ... 3-22 APM ... 3-24 Network Stack ... 3-25 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility ... 3-31 ASUS O.C. Profile ... 3-31 ASUS SPD Information ... 3-32 ASUS Update utility... 3-34 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility ... 3-37 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    LucidLogix Virtu MVP ... 5-4 Installing LucidLogix Virtu MVP ... 5-4 Setting up your display ... 5-5 Configuring LucidLogix Virtu MVP ... 5-6 Notices ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ...A-2 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies ... 4-18 ® 2012 Desktop responsiveness ® Smart Response Technology ... 4-20 Rapid Start Technology ...

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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.

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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 website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

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    Conventions used in this guide To ensure 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.

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    LGA1155 socket for Intel i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium Supports 22nm / 32nm CPU Supports Intel * The Intel types. ** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel Chipset Intel Z77 Express Chipset ® Memory 4 x DIMMs, max. 32GB, DDR3 2400(O.C.)* / 2200(O.C.)* / 2133(O.C.) / 1866 (O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory...

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    ® 10 x USB 2.0 ports (8 ports at mid-board, 2 ports at back panel) ASMedia USB 3.0 controllers - supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode 2 x USB 3.0 ports at back panel (blue) * The USB 3.0 ports only support Windows...

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    ASUS unique ASUS Exclusive Features features ASUS USB 3.0 Boost featuring the latest USB 3.0 UASP standard ASUS Network iControl featuring instant network bandwidth domination for top network program in use ASUS USB Charger+ featuring quick-charging function for all smart...

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    BIOS features 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen Function, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) Memory information Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE...

  • Page 13: Welcome!, Package Contents

    Thank you for buying an ASUS 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 14: Special Features, Product Highlights

    DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default. Complete USB 3.0 Integration ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel - 6 USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

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    Z77 Express chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA) ® interface, delivering up to 6Gb/s data transfer. ASUS provides extra SATA 6Gb/s ports with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems. PCI Express ®...

  • Page 16: Dual Intelligent Processors 3 With New Digi+ Power Control

    12.5 power design, ASUS once again leaps to the future of innovation. Unleash your performance with ASUS’ simple onboard switch or AI Suite II utility. The TPU chip offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring through Auto Tuning and TurboV functions.

  • Page 17: Asus Exclusive Features

    ASUS TurboV Easy, Real-Time O.C. Tunings Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV provides the best O.C.

  • Page 18: Asus Quiet Thermal Solutions

    Fan Xpert+ ASUS Fan Xpert+ intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU fan speed according to different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions and your PC’s loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.

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    USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility. ASUS Q-Slot ASUS Q-Slot is designed to speed up and simplify the DIY process to enhance your DIY experience. CrashFree BIOS 3...

  • Page 20: Other Special Features

    The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy- efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.

  • Page 21: Before You Proceed

    • • • • ASUS P8Z77-V LE Chapter 2 Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.

  • Page 22: Motherboard Overview

    AAFP Refer to 2.2.8 Connectors and 2.3.9 Rear panel connection for more information about rear panel connectors and internal connectors. 24.4cm(9.6in) EPU_LED CPU_FAN CHA_FAN2 DIGI +EPU Lithium Cell P8Z77-V LE CMOS Power PCIEX16_1 PCI1 PCIEX16_2 1314 PCI2 1083 PCI3 USB910...

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    Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) USB connectors (10-1 pin USB3~10) TPU LED (TPU_LED) TPU switch Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1) Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) ASUS P8Z77-V LE Page 2-23 2-25 2-17 2-20 2-16...

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    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.

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    A DDR3 module is notched differently from a DDR or DDR2 module. DO NOT install a DDR or DDR2 memory module to the DDR3 slot. P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets Recommended memory configurations We recommend that you install the memory modules from the blue slots for better overclocking capability.

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    For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition. Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL. P8Z77-V LE Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 2400MHz capability Vendors Part No.

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    P8Z77-V LE Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 2250MHz capability Vendors Part No. Size Kingston KHX2250C9D3T1K2/4GX(XMP) 4GB(2x 2GB) * The 2250MHz memory modules above are supported on Intel however, the actual frequency support varied depending on the O.C. margin of the installed CPU.

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    CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9(XMP) 8GB(2 x 4GB) DS G.SKILL F3-14900CL9D- 8GBXL(XMP) G.SKILL F3-14900CL9Q- 8GBXL(XMP) KINGSTON KHX1866C9D3T1K3/ 3GX(XMP) KINGSTON KHX1866C9D3T1K3/ 6GX(XMP) P8Z77-V LE Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 1600MHz capability Vendors Paart No. A-DATA AM2U16BC2P1 A-DATA AD31600E001GM(O)U3K A-DATA AM2U16BC4P2 A-DATA AX3U1600GC4G9-2G(XMP) A-DATA AX3U1600XC4G79-2X(XMP)

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    (XMP) KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX(XMP) KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G Super Talent WA160UX6G9 Transcend JM1600KLN-8GK Asint SLZ3128M8-EGJ1D(XMP) Elixir M2P2G64CB8HC9N-DG(XMP) Mushkin 998659(XMP) P8Z77-V LE Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 1333MHz capability Vendors Part No. Size A-DATA AD31333001GOU A-DATA AD3U1333C2G9 A-DATA AD63I1B0823EV A-DATA AM2U139C2P1 A-DATA AX3U1333C2G9-BP...

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    Vendors Part No. Size Crucial CT12864BA1339.8FF Crucial CT25664BA1339.16FF Crucial BL25664BN13 37.16FF (XMP) (3 x 2GB) ELPIDA EBJ10UE8EDF0-DJ-F ELPIDA EBJ21UE8EDF0-DJ-F G.SKILL F3-10600CL8 D-2GBHK(XMP) G.SKILL F3-10600CL 9D-2GBNQ (2 x 1GB) G.SKILL F3-10666CL7 T-3GBPK(XMP) (3 x 1GB) G.SKILL F3-10666CL8D- 4GBECO(XMP) (2 x 2GB) G.SKILL F3-10666CL 7T-6GBPK(XMP)

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    107EY TAKEMS TMS1GB364D081- 138EY TAKEMS TMS2GB364D081- 107EY TAKEMS TMS2GB364D081- 138EY TAKEMS TMS2GB364D082- 138EW UMAX E41302GP0-73BDB WINTEC 3WVS31333-2G-CNR ASUS P8Z77-V LE Chip Brand Chip NO. Timing Micron OJD12D9LGK MICRON IJM22 D9PFJ Micron 9KF27D9KPT Micron OLD22D9LGK NANYA NT5CB256M8GN-CG A3P1GF3FGF A3P1GF3FGF SAMSUNG K4B1G0846F...

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    P8Z77-V LE Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 1066MHz capability Vendors Part No. Size SS/ Crucial CT12864BA1067.8FF 1GB SS Crucial CT25664BA1067.16FF 2GB DS ELPIDA EBJ10UE8EDF0-AE-F 1GB SS ELPIDA EBJ21UE8EDF0-AE-F 2GB DS KINGSTON KVR1066D3N7/1G 1GB SS (low profile) KINGSTON KVR1066D3N7/2G 2GB DS...

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    PCIe 2.0 x16_2 slot [black] (at x4 mode) PCI slot 2 PCI slot 3 PCI Express operating mode VGA configuration PCIe 3.0 / 2.0 x16_1 Single VGA/PCIe card (Recommend for single VGA) Dual VGA/PCIe card ASUS P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE PCIe 2.0 x16_2 2-13...

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    • PCIe 3.0 support depends on CPU type and requires PCIe 3.0 VGA card. • In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 slot (blue) for a PCI Express x16 graphics card to get better performance. • In CrossFireX™ mode, use the PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 and PCIe 2.0 x16_2 slots for PCI Express x16 graphics cards to get better performance.

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    P8Z77-V LE (Default) P8Z77-V LE Clear RTC RAM To erase the RTC RAM Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord. 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.

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    BIOS default settings. A message will appear during POST reminding you that the BIOS has been restored to its default settings. • We recommend that you download and update to the latest BIOS version from the ASUS website at www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function. 2-16 ® OS environment.

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    Turning this switch to Enable will automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds. P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE TPU switch For ensuring the system performance, turn the switch setting to Enable when the • system is powered off.

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    P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE BIOS_FLBK Download the USB BIOS Flashback wizard from the ASUS service website (www.asus. com). Save it to a USB portable disk, and place it in the root directory. Plug the USB flash drive into the bottom port of ESATA6G_USB3_34 connector in back I/O.

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    The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE Onboard LED DRAM LED DRAM LED checks the DRAM in sequence during motherboard booting process. If an error is found, the LED next to the error device will continue lighting until the problem is solved.

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    BIOS_FLBK LED The BIOS_FLBK LED lights when the BIOS-FLBK function is enabled. P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE FLBK LED EPU LED The EPU LED lights when the EPU switch is turned to Enable. P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE EPU LED TPU LED The TPU LED lights when the TPU switch is turned to Enable.

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    This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE Serial port (COM1) connector The serial port bracket (COM1) module is purchased separately. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel ®...

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    HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector. P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE Front panel audio connector • We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.

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    These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors! • The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power. • Only the 4-pin CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN1/2 connectors support the ASUS Fan Xpert+ feature. ASUS P8Z77-V LE SPDIF_OUT CPU_FAN...

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    USB 3.0 solution. P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE USB3.0 Front panel connector You can connect the ASUS front panel USB 3.0 bracket to this connector to obtain the front panel USB 3.0 solution. Intel Z77 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1–4 [blue]) ®...

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    The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. • If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system, refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus. com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details. ASUS P8Z77-V LE SATA6G_E1 ®...

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    System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. P8Z77-V LE P8Z77-V LE System panel connector • 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.

  • Page 47: Building Your Computer System

    Intel LGA 1155 CPU DIMM SATA optical disc drive (optional) The tools and components in the table above are not included in the motherboard package. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Philips (cross) screwdriver Power supply unit Intel LGA1155 compatible CPU Fan SATA hard disk drive...

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    2.3.2 CPU installation The LGA1156 CPU is incompatible with the LGA1155 socket. DO NOT install a LGA1156 CPU on the LGA1155 socket. 2-28 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    ASUS P8Z77-V LE 2-29...

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    2.3.3 CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly 2-30 Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink and CPU before you install the heatsink and fan if necessary. Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly ASUS P8Z77-V LE 2-31...

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    2.3.4 DIMM installation To remove a DIMM 2-32 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    2.3.5 Motherboard installation The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same. ASUS P8Z77-V LE 2-33...

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    P8Z77-V LE DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard. 2-34 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    2.3.6 ATX Power connection ASUS P8Z77-V LE 2-35...

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    2.3.7 SATA device connection 2-36 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    2.3.8 Front I/O Connector To install the system panel connector To install USB 2.0 Connector To install front panel audio connector AAFP USB 2.0 To install USB 3.0 Connector USB 3.0 ASUS P8Z77-V LE 2-37...

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    2.3.9 Expansion Card installation To install PCIe x16 cards To install PCIe x1 cards To install PCI cards 2-38 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    ASUS P8Z77-V LE ASMedia USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2, support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode Intel USB 3.0 ports 3 and 4, support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode. The bottom port supports USB BIOS Flashback and USB Charger+.

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    * LAN port LED indications Activity Link LED Status Description No link ORANGE Linked BLINKING Data activity ** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration Headset Port 2-channel Light Blue Line In Lime Line Out Pink Mic In Orange – Black –...

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    2.3.11 Audio I/O connections Audio I/O ports Connect to Headphone and Mic Connect to Stereo Speakers Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers ASUS P8Z77-V LE 2-41...

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    Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers 2-42 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

  • Page 63: Starting Up For The First Time, Turning Off The Computer

    BIOS setting. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Description VGA detected Quick boot set to disabled...

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    2-44 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

  • Page 65: Knowing Bios, Bios Setup Program

    Chapter 3: Knowing BIOS The ASUS UEFI BIOS offers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable more flexible and convenient mouse input. Users can easily navigate the UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as their operating system.

  • Page 66: Ez Mode

    Setup Mode item in section 3.7 Boot memu for details. Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature, CPU/5V/3.3V/12V voltage output, CPU/chassis/power fan speed UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode P8Z77-V LE BIOS Version : 0227 CPU Type : Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.90GHz Monday [9/13/2010] Total Memory : 1024 MB (DDR3 1033MHz)

  • Page 67: Advanced Mode

    Boot For changing the system boot configuration Tool For configuring options for special functions Exit For selecting the exit options and loading default settings ASUS P8Z77-V LE Configuration fields Advanced Monitor Boot Enabled/Disabled the Marvell Storage Enabled Controller.

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    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 (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items.

  • Page 69: Main Menu

    RTC RAM. • The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Advanced Monitor Boot Choose the system default language...

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    Administrator Password If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only selected fields in the BIOS setup program. To set an administrator password: Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.

  • Page 71: Ai Tweaker Menu

    DRAM Voltage VCCSA Voltage PCH Voltage CPU PLL Voltage CPU Spread Spectrum Version 2.10.1208. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Advanced Monitor [X.M.P.] When XMP is enabled BLCK frequency, CPU ratio and memory parameters will be auto optimized.

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    Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto] Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options: [Auto] Loads the optimal settings for the system. [Manual] Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters. BCLK/PCIE Frequency [XXX] Allows you to adjust the CPU and VGA frequency to enhance the system performance.

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    Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific conditions. [Disabled] Disables this function. The following three items appear only when you set both the EIST and Turbo Mode items to [Enabled]. ASUS P8Z77-V LE SpeedStep Technology (EIST). ®...

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    Long Duration Power Limit [Auto] Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. Long Duration Maintained [Auto] Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. Short Duration Power Limit [Auto] Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. Primary Plane Current Limit [Auto] Maximum instantaneous current allowed at any given time for CPU cores Use <+>...

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    This item appears only when you set the DRAM Voltage item to [Manual] and allows you to set a fixed DRAM frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 300k Hz to 500k Hz with a 50k Hz interval. ASUS P8Z77-V LE 3-11...

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    Allows you to set the DRAM Power Phase Control. Configuration options: [Auto] [Optimized] [Extreme]. [Auto] Allows you to set the Auto mode. [Optimized] Allows you to set the ASUS optimized phase tuning profile. [Extreme] Allows you to set the full phase mode. CPU Voltage [Offset Mode] [Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage.

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    Allows you to set the CPU and PCH PLL voltage. The values range from 1.80V to 1.90V with a 0.1V interval. Configuration options: [Auto] [+0.1V] CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto] [Auto] Automatic configuration. [Disabled] Enhances the BCLK overclocking ability. [Enabled] Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Yellow Pink 0.060V– 0.110V– 0.105V 0.155V 0.060V– 0.110V–...

  • Page 78: Advanced Menu

    Advanced menu The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices. Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Ai Tweaker Main >...

  • Page 79: Cpu Configuration

    Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3] Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled] [Enabled] Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions. [Disabled] Disables this function. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Advanced Monitor Boot Adjust Non-Turbo Ratio Supported 2900 MHz...

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    Execute Disable Bit [Enabled] [Enabled] Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology. [Disabled] Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0). Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled] ® [Enabled] Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several systems.

  • Page 81: Pch Configuration

    This item appears only when you set the Entry on S3 RTC Wake to [Enabled] and allows you to set the RTC wake timer at S3 entry. Configuration options: [Immediately] [1 minute] [2 minute] [5 minute] [10 minute] [15 minute] [30 minute] [1 hour] [2 hours] ASUS P8Z77-V LE Advanced Monitor...

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    Active Page Threshold Support [Disbaled] Allows you to enable or disable the Active Page Threshold Support. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Active Memory Threshold [x] This item appears only when you set the Active Page Threshold Support to [Enabled] and allows you to set the Active Memory Threshold. When the partition size is larger than the Active Page Threshold size, the system will try to support the Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology.

  • Page 83: Sata Configuration

    [RAID Mode] Set to [RAID Mode] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the SATA hard disk drives. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Advanced Monitor Boot (1) IDE Mode. (2) AHCI Mode. (3) RAID Mode.

  • Page 84: System Agent Configuration

    S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled] S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Hot Plug [Disabled] These items appear only when you set the SATA mode item to [AHCI Mode] or [RAID Mode], and allow you to enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support.

  • Page 85: Usb Configuration

    EHCI Hand-off [Disabled] [Enabled] Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand-off feature. [Disabled] Disables the function. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Advanced Monitor Boot Enables Legacy USB support. AUTO option disables legacy support if no USB devices are connected. DISABLE option will keep USB devices available only for EFI applications.

  • Page 86: Onboard Devices Configuration

    3.5.6 Onboard Devices Configuration UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Ai Tweaker Main Back Advanced\ Onboard Devices Configuration > HD Audio controller Front Panel Type SPDIF Out Type PCI Express X16_2 Slot (Black) bandwidth Marvell Storage Controller Marvell Storage OPROM Realtek LAN Controller Realtek PXE OPROM ASmedia USB 3.0 Controller...

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    Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4] This item appears only when you set the Serial Port to [Enabled] and allows you to select the Serial Port base [IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2E8h; IRQ=3] ASUS P8Z77-V LE address. Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4] 3-23...

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    3.5.7 UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Ai Tweaker Main Back Advanced\ APM > Restore AC Power Loss Power On By PS/2 Keyboard Power On By PCIE/PCI Power On By Ring Power On By RTC Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off] [Power On] The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.

  • Page 89: Network Stack

    Back Advanced\ Network Stack > Network Stack Network Stack [Disable Link] Enables or disables the UEFI network stack. Configuration options: [Disable Link] [Enable] ASUS P8Z77-V LE Advanced Monitor Boot Disabl Link Allow BIOS yo switch off some power at S5 to get the system ready for ErP requirement.

  • Page 90: Monitor Menu

    Monitor menu The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change the fan settings. Scroll down to display the following items: 3-26 Chapter 3: BIOS setup...

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    Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle. CPU Lower Temperature [20] Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature. ASUS P8Z77-V LE 3-27...

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    CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20] Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from 0% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under 40ºC, the CPU fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.

  • Page 93: Boot Menu

    Full Screen Logo [Enabled] [Enabled] Enables the full screen logo display feature. [Disabled] Disables the full screen logo display feature. Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature. Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled] [Disabled] Disables this function. [Enabled] The system waits for the <F1>...

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    • To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears. • To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following: - Press <F5>...

  • Page 95: Tools Menu, Asus Ez Flash 2 Utility, Asus O.c. Profile

    3.8.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility 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.

  • Page 96: Asus Spd Information

    We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/CPU configuration and BIOS version. 3.8.3 ASUS SPD Information DIMM Slot # [Slot 1] Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the selected slot.

  • Page 97: Exit Menu

    This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen. Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of the available filesystem devices. ASUS P8Z77-V LE 3-33...

  • Page 98: Updating Bios, Asus Update Utility

    BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or BIOS Updater utilities. 3.10.1 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: ®...

  • Page 99

    Updating the BIOS through the Internet To update the BIOS through the Internet: From the ASUS Update screen, select Update BIOS from Internet, and then click Next. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic. If you want to enable the BIOS...

  • Page 100

    The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual BIOS information vary by models. • Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. 3-36 Chapter 3: BIOS setup...

  • Page 101: Asus Ez Flash 2 Utility

    3.10.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a bootable floppy disk or an OS-based utility. Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.

  • Page 102: Asus Crashfree Bios 3 Utility

    3.10.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility 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 restore a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the BIOS file.

  • Page 103: Asus Bios Updater

    3.10.4 ASUS BIOS Updater The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.

  • Page 104

    To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>. D:\>bupdater /pc /g The BIOS Updater screen appears as below. ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.18 [2010/04/29] Current ROM BOARD: P8Z77-V LE VER: 0227 DATE: 12/15/2011 PATH: P8Z77VLE.CAP...

  • Page 105: Installing An Operating System, Support Dvd Information, Running The Support Dvd

    The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates. 4.2.1 Running the support DVD Place the support DVD into the optical drive.

  • Page 106: Obtaining The Software Manuals

    The software manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Utilities menu before opening the files. ® Click the Manual tab. Click ASUS Motherboard Utility Guide from the manual list on the left. The Manual folder of the support DVD appears.

  • Page 107: Software Information, Ai Suite Ii

    4.3.1 AI Suite II AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to launch and operate these utilities simultaneously. Installing AI Suite II To install AI Suite II on your computer Place the support DVD to the optical drive.

  • Page 108: Turbov Evo

    After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch TurboV EVO by clicking Tool > TurboV EVO on the AI Suite II main menu bar. Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.

  • Page 109

    Click the ON button to activate CPU Ratio. You will requested to restart the system. Click Yes to make the change take effect. CPU Ratio Click to restore all start-up settings ASUS P8Z77-V LE Voltage Adjustment bars Undoes all changes without applying...

  • Page 110

    The CPU Ratio bars show the status of the CPU cores, which vary with your CPU model. Auto Tuning ASUS TurboV EVO includes two auto tuning modes, providing the most flexible auto-tuning options. • The overclocking result varies with the CPU model and the system configuration.

  • Page 111

    Click Stop if you want to cancel the Overclocking process. TurboV automatically adjusts and saves BIOS settings and restarts the system. After re-entering Windows, a message appears indicating auto tuning success. Click OK to exit. ASUS P8Z77-V LE...

  • Page 112: Digi+ Power Control

    4.3.3 DIGI+ Power Control DIGI+ PowerControl allows you to adjust the VRM voltage and frequency modulation to enhance reliability and stability. It also provides profile settings to achieve the highest power efficiency, generating less heat to prolong component lifespan, and minimize power loss. After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch DIGI+ Power Control by clicking Tool >...

  • Page 113

    Select From the Last Reset to show the total CO2 that has been reduced since you click the Clear button • Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. ASUS P8Z77-V LE...

  • Page 114: Fan Xpert+

    However, the fan will speed up when the temperature exceeds 70°C. User: Allows you to configure the CPU fan profile under certain limitations. • Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. 4-10...

  • Page 115: Probe Ii

    Saves your configuration Loads your saved configuration Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Loads the default Applies your...

  • Page 116: Usb 3.0 Boost

    4.3.7 USB 3.0 Boost The ASUS exclusive USB 3.0 Boost provides speed boost for USB 3.0 devices and the up-to-date support of USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP). With USB 3.0 Boost, you can accelerate the transfer speed of your USB 3.0 devices with ease.

  • Page 117: Usb Bios Flashback Wizard

    USB BIOS Flashback Wizard This utility allows you to check and save the latest BIOS version to a USB storage device. With ASUS USB BIOS Flashback hardware feature, the system BIOS is conveniently updated without booting your system. Sets the schedule...

  • Page 118

    After the download is complete, click OK. After you download the BIOS file to your flash drive, you can update the motherboard’s BIOS. Refer to BIOS-FLBK switch section in 2.2.6 Onboard Switches for details. 4-14 P8Z77-V LE P8Z77VLE.CAP P8Z77-V LE Chapter 4: Software support...

  • Page 119: Mylogo2

    Select the way you would like to do update your boot logo. Then click Next and follow the given instructions. Change the BIOS boot logo of my motherboard Under Current BIOS, click Browse and choose the desired image for your boot logo. Then click on Next. ASUS P8Z77-V LE 4-15...

  • Page 120

    Click on Auto Tune to adjust image size compatibility or adjust the resolution bar. You can click on Booting Preview to preview the boot image. Then click Next. Click on Flash to start updating the image to the boot logo. Click on Yes to reboot or you can also see the new logo next time you restart your computer.

  • Page 121: Audio Configurations

    Configuration options Control settings window Information button Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. ASUS P8Z77-V LE proprietary UAJ ® Audio Driver from the support DVD that ®...

  • Page 122

    Introduction to Intel responsiveness technologies This document details the overview of the installation and configuration procedures of the Intel 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies. ® Intel 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies feature the three technologies: ® • Intel Smart Response Technology ® •...

  • Page 123

    • Only Intel ® internal SATA ports (gray and blue) support Intel responsiveness technologies. • The performance of Intel Technology vary by the installed SSD. ASUS P8Z77-V LE System DRAM 20GB 20GB Separate 20GB Separate and 2GB 20GB and 4GB...

  • Page 124: Intel ® Smart Response Technology

    4.4.2 Intel Smart Response Technology ® Intel Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed ® fast SSD (min. 20GB available) as a cache for frequently accessed operations, speeding up hard drive/main memory interaction. Key benefits are expedited hard drive speeds, reduced load and wait times, and maximized storage utilization.

  • Page 125: Intel ® Rapid Start Technology

    Adjusting the DRAM to a high frequency will result to unstable system performance. Go to Start, right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management. Select the SSD that you want to create the partition. ASUS P8Z77-V LE ® Smart Response Technology.

  • Page 126

    Right click the New Volume that you want to shrink from, and select Shrink Volume. If your SSD is not initialized and unformatted: a. Right click the disk that you want to create the partition, and select Initialize. b. Right click the unallocated volume, select New Simple Volume, and follow the remaining steps.

  • Page 127

    (x = number), and press Enter to store the Intel ® Rapid Start partition. • The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to create the store partition. ASUS P8Z77-V LE 4-23...

  • Page 128

    Type set id=84 override, press Enter, and wait for the “shrinking process” until the Disk Management utility identifies a new partition called Hibernation Partition. The Hibernation Partition does not appear when you choose “GPT (GUID Partition Table store type”. Ensure the “Unallocated” disappears from the volume, and a new partition is identified.

  • Page 129

    (x = number), and press Enter. The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to delete the store partition. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Select and click to enable or disable the function Click to save the Click to cancel the settings made.

  • Page 130

    Type list partition, press Enter, and select the partition where the Intel Rapid Start Technology is installed by typing select partition x (x = number), and press Enter. The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to delete the store partition. Type delete partition override, and press Enter.

  • Page 131: Intel ® Smart Connect Technology

    Go to Utilities, and click Intel As the setup wizard appears, click Next to begin the setup. Tick I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and click Next. ASUS P8Z77-V LE ® Smart Connect Technology periodically wakes up the ®...

  • Page 132

    Select all and click Next for Custom Setup. Click Install to proceed the installation. Click Yes to restart your system, and for the newly installed Intel Technology to take effect. Using the Intel Smart Connect Technology ® • Before the system goes to sleep mode, ensure to keep your applications on the desktop, and enter the applications, passwords.

  • Page 133

    This setting only applies to the assigned time period. In the Help tab, click About to view the feature’s version. Click Topics to learn more about the Intel Smart Connect Technology and its configuration. ® ASUS P8Z77-V LE 4-29...

  • Page 134: Raid Configurations, Raid Definitions

    RAID configurations The motherboard supports the following SATA RAID solutions: • Intel Rapid Storage Technology with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and RAID 5 support. ® • You must install Windows operating systems (OS) before using Serial ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using Windows / 64-bit 7 operating systems (OS) .

  • Page 135: Installing Serial Ata Hard Disks, Setting The Raid Item In Bios

    3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID RAID Volumes: None defined. Physical Devices: Port Device Model ST3160812AS ST3160812AS ST3160812AS ST3160812AS [↑↓]-Select ASUS P8Z77-V LE All Rights Reserved. MAIN MENU 4. Recovery Volume Options 5. Acceleration Options 6. Exit DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION Serial # Size Type/Status(Vol ID) 9LS0HJA4 149.0GB...

  • Page 136

    The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus and select the menu options. The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not exactly match the items on your screen. The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration.

  • Page 137

    WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST. Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N): Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu. ASUS P8Z77-V LE 4-33...

  • Page 138

    Deleting a RAID set Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when you delete a RAID set. To delete a RAID set: From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The following screen appears: Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070 Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation.

  • Page 139: Creating A Raid Driver Disk, Creating A Raid Driver Disk Without Entering The Os

    Go to the Make Disk menu, and then click Intel AHCI/RAID Driver Disk to create a RAID driver disk. Select USB floppy disk drive as the destination disk. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process. Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid a computer virus infection. ASUS P8Z77-V LE ® ® ® operating system ®...

  • Page 140

    4.6.3 Installing the RAID driver during Windows To install the RAID driver in Windows During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6 key to install third- party SCSI or RAID driver. Press <F6>, and then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the USB floppy disk drive. When prompted to select the SCSI adapter to install, select the RAID driver for the corresponding OS version.

  • Page 141: Using A Usb Floppy Disk Drive

    Product ID (PID) are displayed. Browse the contents of the RAID driver disk to locate the file txtsetup.oem. Double-click the file. A window appears, allowing you to select the program for opening the oem file. ASUS P8Z77-V LE 4-37...

  • Page 142

    Use Notepad to open the file. Find the [HardwareIds.scsi.iaAHCI_DesktopWorkstationServer] and [HardwareIds.scsi.iaStor_DesktopWorkstationServer] sections in the txtsetup.oem file. Type the following line to the bottom of the two sections: id = “USB\VID_xxxx&PID_xxxx”, “usbstor” [HardwareIds.scsi.iaAHCI_DesktopWorkstationServer] id= “PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C02&CC_0106”,”iaStor” id= “USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901”, “usbstor” [HardwareIds.scsi.iaStor_DesktopWorkstationServer] id= “PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2822&CC_0104”,”iaStor” id= “USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901”, “usbstor”...

  • Page 143: Ati ® Crossfirex™ Technology, Requirements, Before You Begin

    For Windows 7, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features. Select your current graphics card driver/s. For Windows XP, select Add/Remove. For Windows 7, select Uninstall. Turn off your computer. ASUS P8Z77-V LE Chapter 5 CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to install ® Multiple GPU technology support certified.

  • Page 144: Installing Two Crossfirex™ Graphics Cards

    5.1.3 Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same. Prepare two CrossFireX-ready graphics cards. Insert the two graphics card into the PCIEX16 slots.

  • Page 145: Installing The Device Drivers

    From the Graphics Adapter list, select the graphics card to act as the display GPU. Select Enable CrossFireX. Click Apply, and then click OK to exit the window. ASUS P8Z77-V LE CrossFireX™ technology ® desktop and select ® CrossFireX™ ®...

  • Page 146: Lucidlogix Virtu Mvp, Installing Lucidlogix Virtu Mvp

    Installing LucidLogix Virtu MVP To install LucidLogix Virtu MVP: Insert the support DVD in the optical drive. The ASUS Support Wizard appears if your computer has enabled the Autorun feature. Click the Utilites tab, then click LucidLogix Virtu MVP Software.

  • Page 147: Setting Up Your Display

    3D gaming performance. i-Mode (VGA output from motherboard) The motherboard’s IO ports and discrete graphic card is for reference only and may vary in different models. ASUS P8Z77-V LE d-Mode (VGA output from discrete graphics card)

  • Page 148: Configuring Lucidlogix Virtu Mvp

    Configuring LucidLogix Virtu MVP Launch the Virtu MVP Control Panel to allow you to configure the main features, adjust the performance settings and select applications for graphical virtualization. To open the control panel, right-click LucidLogix Virtu MVP icon in the notification area and select Open Virtu MVP Control Panel.

  • Page 149

    Performance Allows you to turn ON/OFF the Hyperformance or Virtual Vsync function. ® Click to turn Hyperformance® ON or OFF Click to turn Virtual Vsync ON or OFF ASUS P8Z77-V LE...

  • Page 150

    Applications Allows you to select applications for graphic virtualization. Click to select a program to run by discrete card, iGPU, or Hyperformance Click to add, edit, or remove programs See the descriptions of these columns below: • D column allows you to run applications with the discrete graphic card. Select D to enable 3D graphical performance for that application.

  • Page 151

    Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et (2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil. ASUS P8Z77-V LE...

  • Page 152: Asus Recycling/takeback Services

    ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling information in different...

  • Page 153

    ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address Telephone Web site Technical Support Telephone Support fax Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Web site Online contact Technical Support Telephone Support Fax Online support * EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile phone.

  • Page 154

    CE marking Declaration Date: Feb. 6, 2012 Year to begin affixing CE marking:2012 ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C. TAIWAN ASUS COMPUTER GmbH HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN GERMANY Motherboard P8Z77-V LE EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003...

  • Page 155

    Address: Phone/Fax No: (510)739-3777/(510)608-4555 hereby declares that the product Product Name : Motherboard Model Number : P8Z77-V LE Conforms to the following specifications: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators FCC Part 15, Subpart C, Intentional Radiators FCC Part 15, Subpart E, Intentional Radiators Supplementary Information: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 156

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