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Asus Z9PE-D8 WS Manual

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    Z9PE-D8 WS...

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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

    About this guide ... x How this guide is organized ...x Where to find more information ...x Conventions used in this guide ...xi Typography ...xi Z9PE-D8 WS specifications summary ... xii Chapter 1: Product introduction Welcome! ... 1-3 Package contents ... 1-3 Serial number label ...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    3.2.2 Using the dual function power switch ... 3-4 Chapter 4: Managing and updating your BIOS ... 4-3 4.1.1 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 ... 4-3 4.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ... 4-4 4.1.3 BUPDATER ... 4-5 BIOS setup program ... 4-7 4.2.1...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents 4.3.2 System Time [xx:xx:xx] ... 4-10 Ai Tweaker menu ... 4-11 4.4.1 DRAM Timing Control ... 4-13 Advanced menu ... 4-15 4.5.1 CPU Configuration ... 4-15 4.5.2 CPU Power Management Configuration ... 4-18 4.5.3 Chipset Configuration ... 4-20 4.5.4 PCH SATA Configuration ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility ... 5-5 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set ... 5-6 5.2.2 Adding or viewing a RAID configuration ... 5-12 5.2.3 Initializing the virtual drives ... 5-13 5.2.4 Rebuilding failed drives ... 5-17 5.2.5 Checking the drives for data consistency ... 5-19 5.2.6 Deleting a RAID configuration ...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    NVIDIA CUDA™ technology ... 7-13 ® 7.3.1 Requirements ... 7-13 7.3.2 Installing CUDA-ready graphics cards ... 7-13 Appendix: Reference information Z9PE-D8 WS block diagram ...A-3 ASUS contact information ... 1 CrossFireX™ technology ... 7-5 ® SLI™ technology ... 7-10 ®...

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    Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm. viii...

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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.

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    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 make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

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    Registered Memory; Max. 64GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.)/ 2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 MHz, ECC, Non-ECC, un-buffered Memory Quad channel memory architecture *Refer to www.asus.com for the memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists). 4 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (Dual@x16/x16; Quad@x8/x8/x8/ 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (@x16 speed) 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (@x8 speed)

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    - Digital 2 Phase Power Design ASUS Exclusive Features - ASUS SSD Caching - Front Panel USB 3.0 Support ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution - ASUS Fanless Design: Heat pipe solution ASUS Q-Design - ASUS Q-Code - ASUS Q-Shield - ASUS Q-Slot...

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    1 x PWR button 1 x Reset button 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE...

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    This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. Product introduction...

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    Chapter summary Welcome! ... 1-3 Package contents ... 1-3 Serial number label ... 1-4 Special features ... 1-4 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 17: 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 18: Serial Number Label, Special Features, Product Highlights

    Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you must take note of the motherboard's serial number containing 12 characters xxS1xxxxxxxx shown as the figure below. With the correct serial number of the product, ASUS Technical Support team members can then offer a quicker and satisfying solution to your problems.

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    Serial ATA products with a host of new features, including Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Power Management (PM) Implementation Algorithm, and Hot Swap. Serial ATA allows thinner, more flexible cables with lower pin count and reduced voltage requirements. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 20: Innovative Asus Features

    ASUS facilitates strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel – 4USB 3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The Z9PE-D8 WS affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.

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    ASUS SSD Caching SSD caching from ASUS is easier than ever. At 3X faster, this feature boosts system performance by using an installed SSD with no capacity limitations as a cache for frequently accessed data. Harness a combination of SSD-like performance and response and hard drive capacity with just one click, no rebooting needed and instant activation for complete ease of use.

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    Chapter 1: Product introduction...

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    This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard. Hardware Chapter 2: information...

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    Before you proceed ... 2-3 Motherboard overview ... 2-4 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ... 2-8 System memory ... 2-13 Expansion slots ... 2-16 Onboard Switches ... 2-20 Onboard LEDs ... 2-21 Jumpers ... 2-26 Connectors ... 2-29 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 25: Before You Proceed

    Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 26: Motherboard Overview

    Motherboard overview Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. To optimize the motherboard features, we highly recommend that you install it in an EEB compliant chassis. Ensure to unplug the chassis power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.

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    2.2.3 Motherboard layout Z9PE-D8 WS ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

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    2.2.4 Layout contents Slots/Socket CPU sockets DDR3 sockets PCI Express x8 / PCI Express x16 slots Onboard Switches Power-on Switch Reset Switch Onboard LEDs DIMM Error LED (ERR_DIMM) Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1) Q-Code LED (LED1_LED2) Jumpers Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1) VGA controller setting (DIAG_VIEW1) SMBUS connection setting (TESLA_M_SW) LSI MegaRAID or Intel RSTe selection jumper...

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    Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1) Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) IEEE 1394a port connectors (10-1 pin IE1394_1/2) VGA connector (VGA_HDR1) Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) ASMB6 header (ASMB6) ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Page 2-31 2-31 2-32 2-32...

  • Page 30: Central Processing Unit (cpu)

    ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related. • Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA2011 socket.

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    Press the right load lever with your thumb (C), then move it to the right (D) until it is released from the retention tab. Lift the load lever in the direction of the arrow (E). ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Load lever...

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    Push the left load lever (F) to lift the load plate (G). Position the CPU over the socket, ensuring that the triangle mark is on the top-right corner of the socket. The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU! Remove the PnP cap (H) from the CPU socket and close the load plate (I).

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    (K). Insert the right load lever under the retention tab. 10. Push down the left load lever (L), and then insert the lever under the retention tab (M). ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-11...

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    11. Apply some Thermal Interface Material to the exposed area of the CPU that the heatsink will be in contact with, ensuring that it is spread in an even thin layer. Some heatsinks come with pre- applied thermal paste. If so, skip this step.

  • Page 35: System Memory

    DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 DIMM_C1 DIMM_D1 1 DIMMs 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs • *Refer to ASUS Server AVL for latest update. • Install the DIMMs starting from slot A1 (CPU1) and E1 (CPU2). • Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.

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    2 CPU Configuration 1 DIMMs 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs 8 DIMMs 2 CPU Configuration 1 DIMMs 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs 8 DIMMs 2-14 DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 DIMM_C1 DIMM_D1 DIMM_E1 DIMM_F1 DIMM_G1 DIMM_H1 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    Remove the DIMM from the socket. Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS DIMM notch DIMM slot key Unlocked retaining clip...

  • Page 38: Expansion Slots, Installing An Expansion Card, Configuring An Expansion Card

    Expansion slots In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.

  • Page 39: Interrupt Assignments

    ACPI Mode when used IRQ Holder for PCI Steering IRQ Holder for PCI Steering PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port Numeric Data Processor Primary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel * These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-17...

  • Page 40: Pci Express X16 Slot (x16 Link), Pci Express X16 Slot (x8 Link)

    2.5.4 PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link) The onboard PCIE 1 and 3 provide one x16 Gen3 link to CPU1 (Auto switch to x8 link if PCIE 2 and 4 are occupied); The onboard PCIE 5 and 7 provide one x16 Gen3 link to CPU2. These slots support VGA cards and various server class high performance add-on cards.

  • Page 41: Installing The Asmb6 Management Board

    2.5.6 Installing the ASMB6 management board Follow the steps below to install an optional ASMB management board on your motherboard. Locate the ASMB6 header on the motherboard. Orient and press the ASMB6 management card in place ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-19...

  • Page 42: Onboard Switches

    Onboard Switches Onboard switches allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or open-case system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings to enhance system performance. Power-on switch The motherboard comes with a power-on switch that allows you to power up or wake up the system.

  • Page 43: Onboard Leds

    Enabled only with ASMB6-i KVM on-board. Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1) The BMC LED works with the ASUS ASMB6 management device and indicates its initiation status. When the PSU is plugged and the system is OFF, ASUS ASMB6 management device starts system initiation for about one (1) minute.

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    Q-Code LEDs The Q-Code LED design provides you the 2-digit display, allowing you to know the system status. Refer to the Q-code table below for details. Q-Code table Code Description Not used Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard). AP initialization before microcode loading System Agent initialization before microcode loading PCH initialization before microcode loading Microcode loading...

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    Reserved for future AMI progress codes Recovery PPI is not available Recovery capsule is not found Invalid recovery capsule FB – FF Reserved for future AMI error codes DXE Core is started NVRAM initialization Installation of the PCH Runtime Services ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-23...

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    Q-Code table (continued) Code Description 63 – 67 CPU DXE initialization is started PCI host bridge initialization System Agent DXE initialization is started System Agent DXE SMM initialization is started 6B – 6F System Agent DXE initialization (System Agent module specific) PCH DXE initialization is started PCH DXE SMM initialization is started PCH devices initialization...

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    0x40 System is waking up from the S4 sleep state 0xAC System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in PIC mode. 0xAA System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in APIC mode. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-25...

  • Page 48: Jumpers

    Jumpers Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1) This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.

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    This jumper allows you to enable o disable the onboard VGA controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the VGA feature. SMBUS connection setting (TESLA_M_SW) This jumper allows you to select the connection to BMC or PCH for PCIE 1/3/5/7 SMBUS. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-27...

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    LSI MegaRAID or Intel RSTe selection jumper (3-pin RAID_SEL1) This jumper allows you to select the PCH SATA RAID mode to use LSI MegaRAID software or Intel jumper caps over pins 1–2 if you want to use the LSI MegaRAID software RAID Utility (default);...

  • Page 51: Connectors, Rear Panel Connectors

    Connectors 2.9.1 Rear panel connectors ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-29...

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    PS/2 mouse and keyboard port. This port is for a PS/2 mouse and keyboard. LAN 2 (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.

  • Page 53: Internal Connectors

    These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cables to connectors USB78 and USB910, then install the modules to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-31...

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    DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. • These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors! • All fans feature the ASUS Fan Speed Control technology. 2-32 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1/COM2) These connectors are for the serial (COM) ports. Connect the serial port module cable to one of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-33...

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    Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-2 [blue]; 7-pin SATA3G_3-6 [black]) These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s or 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical disc drives via Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s or 3.0 Gb/s signal cables. 2-34 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s signal cables. • For high performance of ASUS SSD Caching, please connect one HDD and one SSD to Marvell • For SSD Caching setup, you can use more than one SSD and only one HDD.

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    Serial ATA SCU connectors (7-pin SATA_SCU1-4 [black]) These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical disc drives via Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables. 10. EATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1/EATX12V2) These connectors are for an EATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation.

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    BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF. Reset button (2-pin RESET) This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-37...

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    12. Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1) This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel SMB, locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs. (1) Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB) These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable. (2) LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN12_LED) These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.

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    Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage the motherboard! The IEEE 1394a module is purchased separately. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-39...

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    15. VGA connector (VGA_HDR1) This connector supports the VGA High Dynamic-Range interface. 16. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.

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    17. ASMB6 header (ASMB6) This connector supports the ASUS Server Management Board 6 series. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 2-41...

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    2-42 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    This chapter describes the power up sequence, and ways of shutting down the system. Powering up Chapter 3:...

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    Chapter summary Starting up for the first time ... 3-3 Powering off the computer ... 3-4 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 67: Starting Up For The First Time

    Check the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance. At power on, hold down the <Del> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions in Chapter 4. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 68: Powering Off The Computer, Using The Os Shut Down Function

    Powering off the computer 3.2.1 Using the OS shut down function If you are using Windows Click the Start button, move the cursor to the triangle on the right of Log off, and then click Shut Down. From the Shutdown Event Tracker, select the option that best describes why you want to shut down the computer.

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    This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. BIOS setup Chapter 4:...

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    Advanced menu ... 4-15 Server Management menu ... 4-41 Event Logs menu ... 4-44 Boot menu ... 4-47 Monitor menu ... 4-50 4.10 Security menu ... 4-52 4.11 Tool menu ... 4-53 4.12 Exit menu ... 4-54 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 71: Managing And Updating Your Bios, Asus Crashfree Bios 3

    USB flash disk drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted. ASUS EZ Flash 2 : Allows you to update the BIOS using a USB flash disk. BUPDATER utility : Allows you to update the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable USB flash disk drive.

  • Page 72: Asus Ez Flash 2

    4.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using a DOS-based utility. Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.asus.com. To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2: Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.

  • Page 73: Bupdater

    Updating the BIOS file To update the BIOS file using BUPDATER : Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com and download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive. Copy the BUPDATER utility (BUPDATER.exe) from the ASUS support website at support.asus.com to the bootable USB flash disk drive you created...

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    Reboot the system from the hard disk drive. The BIOS update is finished! Please restart your system. C:\> ASUSTek BIOS Update for DOS V1.06 (09/08/04) MXIC 25L1605A Current ROM Z9PE-D8 WS BOARD: 0203 VER: 08/24/2011 DATE: WARNING! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS...

  • Page 75: Bios Setup Program

    The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. • Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 76: Bios Menu Screen, Menu Bar

    4.2.1 BIOS menu screen Menu items Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Server Mgmt BIOS Information BIOS Vendor Core Version Compliancy BIOS Version Build Date System Date System Time Access Level Memory Information Total Memory Processor CPU Speed...

  • Page 77: Menu Items, Submenu Items, Navigation Keys, General Help, Configuration Fields, Pop-up Window, Scroll Bar

    A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 78: Main Menu, System Date [day Xx/xx/xxxx], System Time [xx:xx:xx]

    Main menu When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings. The Server Management tab and menu appear only when you install ASMB card on the motherboard.

  • Page 79: Ai Tweaker Menu

    Set Ai Overclock Tuner to [Manual] to show BCLK Frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. You can also key in the desired value using the numeric keypad. The values range from 80.0MHz to 300.0MHz. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] +0.930 V...

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    CPU Ratio [Auto] This item allows users adjust the maximum non-turbo CPU ratio. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 12 to 57 with 1 interval. CPU1 Voltage [Auto] Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.800V to 1.520V with 0.005V interval.

  • Page 81: Dram Timing Control

    Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 4 to 15 with 1 interval. DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto] Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 4 to 15 with 1 interval. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto]...

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    DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto] Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 4 to 40 with 1 interval. DRAM COMMAND Mode [Auto] Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 1 to 3 with 1 interval.

  • Page 83: Advanced Menu, Cpu Configuration

    Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch DCU Streamer Prefetcher DCU IP Pretetcher Intel Virtualization Technology Local APIC Mode Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Server Mgmt Event Logs Boot Monitor Security Tool 2000 MHz Supported [Enabled] [All]...

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    Socket 1 CPU Information Enter to view socket specific CPU Information. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Socket 1 CPU Information Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 0 @ 2.20GHz CPU Signature Microcode Patch Max CPU Speed Min CPU Speed Processor Cores Intel HT Technology Intel VT-X Technology...

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    This item allows you to enable/disable prefetching of next L1 data line based upon multiple loads in same cache line. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] DCU IP Prefetcher [Enabled] This item allows you to enable/disable prefetching of next L1 line based upon sequential load history. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 4-17...

  • Page 86: Cpu Power Management Configuration

    Intel Virtualization Technology [Enabled] When this item is enabled, VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Local APIC Mode [Auto] Allows you to enable one or both the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controllers (APIC) with APIC ID values greater than 254.

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    <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. Recommended short duration power1 1.2 * Long Duration Short Duration Power Limit Allows you to set short duration power limit in watts. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 95Watts 1000 ms 4-19...

  • Page 88: Chipset Configuration

    4.5.3 Chipset Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. QPI Configuration Memory Configuration CPU II0 Bridge Configuration PCH Configuration Intel(R) VT for Directed I/O Configuration QPI Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Current QPI Link Speed Current QPI Link Freq Isoc...

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    DDR3 1333] [Force DDR3 1600] [Force DDR3 1866] [Force DDR3 2133] [Force DDR3 2400] [Force DDR3 2666] Channel Interleaving [Auto] Select different channel interleaving setting. Configuration options: [Auto] [1 Way] [2 Way] [3 Way] [4 Way] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Support for Compatibility [Enabled] Revision ID(CRID) Functionality mentioned in...

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    Rank Interleaving [Auto] Select different rank interleaving setting. Configuration options: [Auto] [1 Way] [2 Way] [4 Way] [8 Way] Patrol Scrub [Disabled] This item allows you to enable/disable Patrol Scrub. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Demand Scrub [Enabled] This item allows you to enable/disable Demand Scrubbing Feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Data Scrambling [Enabled] This item allows you to enable/disable Data Scrambling.

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    This item allows you to enable/disable Intel I/O accelaration technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] DCA Support [Enabled] This item allows you to enable/disable direct cache access support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Present 8192 MB(Indep Not Present Not Present Not Present...

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    VGA Priority [offboard] This item allows you to decide the priority between onboard and 1st offboard video device found. Configuration options: [Onboard] [Offboard] PCH Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Name Stepping SB Chipset Configuration PCH Compatibility RID Deep Sx SCU devices...

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    This item allows you to enable/disable VT-d Engine Coherency support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ATS Support [Disabled] This item allows you to enable/disable VT-d Engine address translation services (ATS) support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Enables or Disables BIOS ACPI [Enabled] Auto Configuration. 4-25...

  • Page 94: Pch Sata Configuration

    When hard disk read/write errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] 4-26 Advanced ST3500320AS(500GB) Not Present Not Present Not Present ASUS DRW ATAPI Not Present [AHCI Mode] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled]...

  • Page 95: Pch Scu Configuration

    Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Device1 Device2 Device3 Device4 Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Not Present Not Present Not Present Not Present →←: Select Screen ↑↓: Enter: Select Item +/-: Change Opt.

  • Page 96: Pci Subsystem Settings

    4.5.6 PCI Subsystem Settings Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. PCI Bus Driver Version PCI Option ROM Handling PCI ROM Priority PCI Common Settings PCI Latency Timer VGA Palette Snoop PERR# Generation SERR# Generation Load RT32 Image PCI Express Settings PCIE Slot Option Rom Configuration Version 2.14.1219.

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    This item allows you to set the ASPM level. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [Force L0s] [Force L0s] Force all links to L0s state. [Auto] BIOS auto configure. [Disabled] Disabled ASPM. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Enables or Disables PCI Express Device Relaxed [Disabled] Ordering. →←: Select Screen Select Item ↑↓:...

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    PCIE Slot Option ROM Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Legacy OpROM Support Launch Storage OpROM PCIE1 Option Rom PCIE2 Option Rom PCIE3 Option Rom PCIE4 Option Rom PCIE5 Option Rom PCIE6 Option Rom PCIE7 Option Rom Version 2.14.1219.

  • Page 99: Usb Configuration

    Configuration options: [1 sec] [5 sec] [10 sec] [20 sec] Device reset time-out [20 sec] USB mass storage device Start Unit command time-out. Configuration options: [10 sec] [20 sec] [30 sec] [40 sec] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Enabled Legacy USB support. AUTO option disables legacy support if no USB devices are connected.

  • Page 100

    Device power-up delay [Auto] This item sets the maximum time the device will take before it properly reports itself to the Host Controller. ‘Auto’ uses default values: for a Root port, it is 100ms; for a Hub port, the delay is taken from Hub descriptor. Configuration options: [Manual] [Auto] Device power-up delay in seconds [X] This item appears only when you set the Device power-up delay item to...

  • Page 101: Acpi Settings, Whea Configuration

    Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced WHEA Support WHEA Support [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Windows Hardware Error Architecture support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS [Disabled] [Enabled] [S3 (Suspend to RAM)] [Disabled] [Enabled] Enables or Disables BIOS ACPI Auto Configuration.

  • Page 102: Apm Setting

    4.5.10 APM setting Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Restrore AC Power Loss Power On By PS/2 Keyboard Power On By PS/2 Mouse Power On By PCIE Power On By Ring Power On By RTC Restore AC Power Loss [Last State] When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.

  • Page 103: Serial Port Console Redirection

    Bits per second [57600] Selects serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the other side. Long or noisy lines may require lower speeds. Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [38400] [57600] [115200] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Console Redirection Enable or Disable. [Disabled]...

  • Page 104

    Data Bits [8] Configuration options: [7] [8] Parity [None] A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors. [Mark] and [Space] parity do not allow for error detection. [None] No parity bit [Even] Parity bit is 0 if the num of 1’s in the data bits is even [Odd] Parity bit is 0 if num of 1’s in the data bits is odd [Mark]...

  • Page 105: Onboard Lan Configuration

    INTEL W82574L OpROM1 [PXE] This item launched INTEL W82574L OpROM1. Configuration options: [Disabled] [PXE] [iSCSI] INTEL W82574L OpROM2 [PXE] This item launched INTEL W82574L OpROM2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [PXE] [iSCSI] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Launch INTEL W82574L OpROM [PXE] [PXE] 4-37...

  • Page 106: Marvell Sata Configuration

    4.5.13 Marvell SATA Configuration Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Marvell SATA Configuration Marvell Storage Controller Marvell Storage OPROM Marvell Storage Controller [Enabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Marvell Storage OPROM [Enabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4-38 [Enabled] [Enabled]...

  • Page 107: Onboard Devices Configuration

    This item allows you to enable or disable Asmedia USB 3.0. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging S [Enabled] This item allows you to enable or disable Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Set Parameters of serial Port 1(COM1). [Enabled] [Enabled]...

  • Page 108: Runtime Error Logging

    4.5.15 Runtime Error Logging Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Runtime Error Logging Support Runtime Error Logging Support [Disabled] This item allows you to enable or disable Runtime Error Logging Support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The following item appears only when you set Runtime Error Logging Support to [Enabled].

  • Page 109: Server Management Menu

    Allows to configure how the system should respond if the OS Boot Watchdog Timer expires. Not available if O/S Boot Watchdog Timer is disabled. Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Reset] [Power Down] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Server Mgmt Event Logs Boot [Disabled]...

  • Page 110: System Event Log

    4.6.1 System Event Log Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Enabling/Disabling Options SEL Components Erasing Settings Erase SEL When SEL is Full Note: All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted. Version 2.14.1219. Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. SEL Components [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable all features of system Event Logging during boot.

  • Page 111: Bmc Network Configuration

    Allows to input Station IP address. Subnet mask [0.0.0.0] Allows to input Subnet mask. Gateway IP address [0.0.0.0] Allows to input Gateway IP address. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Server Mgmt Select to configure LAN channel parameters statically or dynamically(by BIOS or BMC). Unspecified 000.000.000.000...

  • Page 112: Event Logs Menu

    Event Logs menu The Event Logs allows you to change or view the event log settings. The Event Logs menu appears when the ASMB card is not installed on the motherboard. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Change Smbios Event Log Settings View System Event Log View System Event Log...

  • Page 113: Change Smbios Event Log Settings

    Smbios Event Log Standard Settings Log System Boot Event [Disabled] This item allows you to choose options to enable/disable logging of System boot event. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Event Logs Change this to enable or disable all features of [Enabled] Smbios Event Logging during boot.

  • Page 114

    MECI [1] This item allows you to set Mutiple Event Count Increment (MECI). The number of occurrences of a duplicate event that must pass before the multiplt-event counter associated with the log entry is updated, specified as a numeric value in the range 1 to 255.

  • Page 115: Boot Menu

    This item allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 1. Set Full Screen Logo to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature. 2. Set Full Screen Logo to [Disabled] to select the desired Post Report waiting time from 1~10 sec.

  • Page 116

    The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. • To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears. • To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, please press <F8> after POST.

  • Page 117

    The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Select [Disabled] to disallow this function. • To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears. •...

  • Page 118: Monitor Menu

    Monitor menu The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change the fan settings. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Server Mgmt Event Logs Boot CPU1 Temperature CPU2 Temperature TR1 Temperature TR2 Temperature CPU FAN1 Speed...

  • Page 119

    FAN Speed Control [Generic Mode] This item allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options: [Generic Mode] [High Speed Mode] [Full Speed Mode]...

  • Page 120: Security Menu

    4.10 Security menu The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Server Mgmt Event Logs Boot Monitor Password Description If ONLY the Administrator's password is set, then this only limits access to Setup and is only asked for when entering Setup If ONLY the User's password is set, then this...

  • Page 121: Tool Menu

    Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Server Mgmt Event Logs ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility This item allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility when you press <Enter>. Check section 4.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility for details. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 122: Exit Menu

    4.12 Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 2011 American Megatrends, Inc. Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Discard Changes & Exit Save Changes & Reset Discard Changes &...

  • Page 123

    This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating, and configuring RAID sets using the available utilities. RAID configuration...

  • Page 124

    Setting up RAID ... 5-3 LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility ... 5-5 Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SCU/SATA ® Option ROM Utility ... 5-25 Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Utility ® (Windows) ... 5-35 Marvell RAID utility ... 5-41 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 125: Setting Up Raid, Raid Definitions

    • Please refer to chapter 2 for how to select the RAID configuration utility. Move the jumper to choose between LSI MegaRAID and Intel ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS ® Rapid RAID.

  • Page 126: Installing Hard Disk Drives, Setting The Raid Item In Bios, Raid Configuration Utilities

    5.1.2 Installing hard disk drives The motherboard supports Serial ATA for RAID set configuration. For optimal performance, install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array. To install the SATA hard disks for RAID configuration: Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays following the instructions in the system user guide.

  • Page 127: Lsi Software Raid Configuration Utility

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS ST3160812AS ST3160812AS ST3160812AS ST3160812AS BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Configure VD(s)

  • Page 128: Creating A Raid Set

    Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Allows you to check the data consistency of the virtual drives of a 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 10 set using two types of configurations: Easy and New. In Easy Configuration, the virtual drive parameters are set automatically.

  • Page 129

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Easy Configuration - ARRAY SELECTION MENU Management Menu Configure SPAN-1 Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Cursor Keys, SPACE-(De)Select F2-ChIdInfo F3-SlotInfo F10-Configure Esc-Quit ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS BIOS Version A.10.09231523R PORT # ONLIN A00-00 ONLIN A00-01 READY READY HDS728080PLA380 BIOS Version A.10.09231523R...

  • Page 130

    Press <F10> again, the virtual drive information appears including a Virtual Drive menu that allows you to change the virtual drive parameters. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency RAID = 1 Units= MB Size = 152146MB...

  • Page 131

    Accept SPAN = NO Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data loss. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Virtual Drive(s) Configured...

  • Page 132

    12. When finished setting the selected virtual drive configuration, select Accept from the menu, and then press <Enter>. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency RAID = 1 Units= MB Size = 152146MB DWC = Off Accept...

  • Page 133

    SPAN = NO Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option Follow step 10 to 14 of the previous section: Using Easy Configuration to create the RAID set. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS BIOS Version A.10.09231523R BIOS Version A.10.09231523R...

  • Page 134: Adding Or Viewing A Raid Configuration

    5.2.2 Adding or viewing a RAID configuration You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration using the View/Add Configuration command. Adding a new RAID configuration To add a new RAID configuration: From the Management Menu, select Configure > View/Add Configuration, and then press <Enter>.

  • Page 135: Initializing The Virtual Drives

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Virtual Drives Virtual Drive 0 SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Initialize VD(s) BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Virtual Drive(s) Configured RAID Size #Stripes 148.580GB...

  • Page 136

    Press <F10> to start initialization. When prompted, select Yes from the Initialize? dialog box, and then press <Enter>. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Virtual Drives Virtual Drive 0 Initializing a virtual drive erases all data on the drive.

  • Page 137

    Adapter Configure Virtual Drive Initialize Physical Drive Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Press ENTER To Select A VD, <Del> To Delete A VD ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Objects Change VD Parameters BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Vitual Drive(1) Virtual Drive 0...

  • Page 138

    Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter> to start initialization. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Adapter Configure Virtual Drive Initialize Physical Drive Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option When prompted, press the <Space>...

  • Page 139: Rebuilding Failed Drives

    REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Port # 1 DISK SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Virtual Drives ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Rebuild PD(s) BIOS Version A.10.09231523R PORT # ONLIN A00-00 FAIL A00-01...

  • Page 140

    After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. When prompted, press <Y> to rebuild the drive. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Rebuilding Of Drive Will Take A Few Minutes. Start Rebuilding Drive (Y/N)? Port # 1 DISK SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Virtual Drives When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue.

  • Page 141: Checking The Drives For Data Consistency

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Virtual Drives Virtual Drive 0 SPACE-(De)Select, ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS BIOS Version A.10.09231523R CC Of VD(s) BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Virtual Drive(s) Configured RAID Size #Stripes 148.580GB...

  • Page 142

    When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Consistency Check? dialog box, and then press <Enter>. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Virtual Drives Virtual Drive 0 A progress bar appears on screen.

  • Page 143

    Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter>. When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the dialog box to check the drive. When checking is complete, press any key to continue. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 5-21...

  • Page 144: Deleting A Raid Configuration

    5.2.6 Deleting a RAID configuration To delete a RAID configuration From the Management Menu, select Configure > Clear Configuration, and then press <Enter>. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver C.05 Sep 17, 2010 Easy Configuration New Configuration Management Menu Configure View/Add Configuration Initialize Clear Configuration...

  • Page 145: Selecting The Boot Drive From A Raid Set

    Rebuild Check Consistency Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option The virtual drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS BIOS Version A.10.09231523R Select A Boot VD BIOS Version A.10.09231523R...

  • Page 146: Enabling Writecache

    5.2.8 Enabling WriteCache You may manually enable the RAID controller’s WriteCache option after creating a RAID set to improve the data transmission performance. When you enable WriteCache, you may lose data when a power interruption occurs while transmitting or exchanging data among the drives. The WriteCache function is recommended for RAID 1 and RAID 10 sets.

  • Page 147: Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise Scu/sata Option Rom Utility

    Turning on the system. During POST, press <Del> to enter BIOS. Go to Advanced Menu > PCH SCU SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>. Confirm all the SATA hard disk drives you installed are correctly displayed, then reboot system. During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 5-25...

  • Page 148

    To enter the Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SCU Option ROM utility: ® Install all the Serial ATA hard disk drives. Turn on the system. During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.0.0.1104 Copyright(C) 2003-11 Intel Corporation.

  • Page 149

    [ ↑↓ ]-Prev/Next [SPACE]-SelectDisk [ENTER]-Done Use the up/down arrow key to select a drive, and then press <Space> to select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS All Rights Reserved. CREATE VOLUME MENU Name:...

  • Page 150: Creating A Recovery Set

    Use the up/down arrow keys to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10 and 5 only), and then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The following are typical values: RAID 0: 128KB RAID 10: 64KB RAID 5: 64KB...

  • Page 151

    CREATE VOLUME menu. If a recovery set is created, you cannot add more RAID sets even when you have more non-RAID disks installed in your system. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS [ SELECT DISKS ] Serial # Size...

  • Page 152: Deleting A Raid Set

    5.3.3 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>.

  • Page 153: Resetting Disks To Non-raid

    From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The following warning message appears. Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N): Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS RESET RAID DATA Serial # Size Status 279.3GB...

  • Page 154: Rebuilding The Raid

    5.3.6 Rebuilding the RAID This option is only for the RAID 1 set. Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID 1 array failed, the system displays the status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You can rebuild the RAID array with other installed non-RAID disks.

  • Page 155

    Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk. Reboot the system and then follow the steps in section Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS All Rights Reserved. MAIN MENU 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID 4.

  • Page 156: Setting The Boot Array In The Bios Setup Utility

    5.3.7 Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility You can set the boot priority sequence in the BIOS for your RAID arrays when creating multi-RAID using the Intel To set the boot array in the BIOS: Set at least one of the arrays bootable to boot from the hard disk. Reboot the system and press <Del>...

  • Page 157

    Your storage system is configured for data protection, increased performance and optimal data storage capacity. You can further optimize your storage system by creating additional volumes. You can click Rescan to re-scan any attached hard disks. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise ®...

  • Page 158

    5.4.1 Creating a RAID set To create a RAID set From the utility main menu, select Create Volume and select volume type. Then click Next. Enter a name for the RAID set, then select the array disks. Select Volume Size tab, you can drag the bar to decide the volume size. Then click Next.

  • Page 159

    You still need to partition your new volume using Windows Disk Management before adding any data. When you are finished, you will see the following screen in Volumes field and you can change related items in the Volume Properties field. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 5-37...

  • Page 160: Change Volume Type

    5.4.2 Change Volume Type When you are finished to create a RAID set, you can view or change related items in the Volume Properties field. According to the following steps to change the type in Volume Properties: Click the SAS array items you want to change in Volumes field. From the Volume Properties field, select Type:RAID 1 Change type.

  • Page 161: Delete Volume

    Volumes field you want to delete. Then select Delete volume in Volume Properties field. The following screen appears. Click Yes to delete the volume and return to the utility main menu, or click No to return to the main menu. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 5-39...

  • Page 162: Preferences

    5.4.4 Preferences System Preferences Allow you set to show the notification area icon and show system information, warning, or errors here. E-Mail Preferences Allow you set to sent e-mail of the following events: Storage system information Storage system warnings Storage system errors 5-40 Chapter 5: RAID configuration...

  • Page 163: Marvell Raid Utility, Create A Raid Array

    Press <Space> to select the hard drives to be included in the RAID array. An asterisk (*) appears in front of the selected hard drive. After selecting all the drives needed for the RAID array, press <Enter> to continue. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Information Vendor ID...

  • Page 164

    Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2011 Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Configure->Select free disksCreate Virtual Disk HBA 0: Marvell 0 Virtual Disks ├ Free Physical Disks └ ├ PD 0: ST3160812AS └ PD 8: ST3160812AS Help Virtual disk configurations. ENTER: Select Use the up or down arrow key to move the selection bar and press <Enter> to configure further RAID settings.

  • Page 165: Delete An Existing Raid Array

    ├ PD 0: ST3160812AS │ └ PD 8: ST3160812AS │ Free Physical Disks └ Help Delete the selected virtual disk. ENTER: Operation F10: Exit/Save ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Information Vendor ID 1B4B Device ID 9130 Revision ID BIOS Version 1.0.0.1028 Firmware Version: 2.2.0.1105...

  • Page 166

    The following warning message appears: Delete Virtual Disk Do you want to delete this virtual disk ? Press <Y> to delete the selected RAID array. The following warning message appears: Delete MBR Do you want to delete MBR from this virtual disk ? Press <Y>...

  • Page 167

    This chapter provides the instructions for installing the necessary drivers for different system components. Driver Chapter 6: installation...

  • Page 168

    Marvell Storage Utility installation ... 6-26 Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver installation ... 6-30 6.10 Intel WG82574L Gigabit Adapters Driver installation ... 6-33 ® 6.11 VGA driver installation... 6-36 6.12 Management applications and utilities installation ... 6-39 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 169: Raid Driver Installation, Creating A Raid Driver Disk

    C60x INTEL RAID Driver C600 INTEL RAID Driver Windows 32 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID) Windows 64 bit (AHCI / AHCI RAID) Windows 32 bit (SCU RAID) Windows 64 bit (SCU RAID) Back Exit ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS XP / Server ®...

  • Page 170

    LSI 2008 SAS2 Driver LSI 2008 SAS2 Driver Windows XP 32 bit Windows XP 64 bit Windows Server 2003 32 bit Windows Server 2003 64 bit Windows Vista 32 bit Windows Vista 64 bit Windows Server 2008 32 bit Windows Server 2008 64 bit Windows 7 32 bit Windows 7 64 bit Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bit...

  • Page 171: Installing The Raid Controller Driver

    Boot the computer using the Windows Follow the screen instructions to start installing Windows Server 2008. When prompted to choose a type of installation, click Custom (advanced). Click Load Driver. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Server 2008 OS ® Server 2008 OS installation disc.

  • Page 172

    A message appears, reminding you to insert the installation media containing the driver of the RAID controller driver. If you have only one optical drive installed in your system, eject the Windows OS installation disc and replace with the motherboard Support DVD into the optical drive. Click Browse to continue.

  • Page 173

    OK, then press <Enter>. Insert Driver Disk Insert your driver disk into /dev/fd0 and press “OK” to continue. The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS OS installation CD. ® Back Enterprise ®...

  • Page 174

    When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then press <Enter>. More Driver Disks? Do you wish to load any more driver disks? Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation. When the installation is completed, DO NOT click Reboot. Press <Ctrl> + <Alt>...

  • Page 175

    Enter the following command at the boot: Linux dd blacklist=isci blacklist=ahci nodmraid, then press <ENTER>. Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk, then press <Enter>. Main Menu Do you have a driver disk? ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 176

    You have multiple devices which could serve as source for a driver disk. Choose one you like to use and select OK, then press <Enter>. Driver Disk Source You have multiple devices which could serve as source for a driver disk. Which would you like to use? Insert the Red Hat select OK, then press <Enter>.

  • Page 177

    -o loop [image file name] image Example: mount -o loop megasr-15-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11- ga-x86__64.img image Copy the contents of the image directory, labeled as 01, into a FAT32 USB drive. Rename the 01 folder to CD Image. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 6-11...

  • Page 178

    Installing SUSE 11 Linux OS To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server OS: Boot the system from the SUSE OS installation CD. Use the arrow keys to select Installation from the Boot Options menu. Press <F6>, then select Yes from the menu.

  • Page 179

    When below screen appears, select the USB floppy disk drive (sda) as the driver update medium. Select OK, then press <Enter>. Please choose the Driver Update medium. sda: USB Floppy other device Select Back and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Back 6-13...

  • Page 180

    Intel installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel software on the system. You need to manually install the Intel operating system. To install the Intel chipset device software: ® Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.

  • Page 181

    Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue the process. Read the Readme File Information and press Next to continue the installation. Toggle Yes, I want to restart the computer npw and click Finish to complete the setup process. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 6-15...

  • Page 182

    Intel installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel Connections Software on the system. You need to manually install the Intel Windows operating system. To install the Intel ® Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.

  • Page 183

    Click Next when the Intel(R) Network Connections–InstallShield Wizard window appears. Toggle I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to continue. Click the Intel(R) PROSet for Windows Device Manager box, and then click Next to start the installation. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 6-17...

  • Page 184

    Follow the screen instructions to complete installation. When finished, press Finish to continue. 6-18 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 185: Audio Driver Installation

    Audio driver installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the ASUS MIO Audio card/ Realtek High Definition Audio driver. You need to manually install the ASUS MIO Audio card/ Realtek High Definition Audio driver on a Windows To install the ASUS MIO Audio card/ Realtek High Definition Audio driver: Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.

  • Page 186

    When the installation completes, click Yes, I want to restart my computer now to restart your computer before using the program. 6-20 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 187

    ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD. Click the item Intel C600 Series Chipset SCU SATA RAID Drivers from the ® menu, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS ® C600 Series Chipset SCU SATA RAID C600 Series ®...

  • Page 188: Marvell Magni Installation

    Marvell Magni installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the Marvell Magni software on the system. You need to manually install the Marvell Magni software on a Windows operating system. To install the Marvell Magni driver: Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.

  • Page 189

    ASSETUP.EXE to run the support DVD. Click the Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 to begin ® installation. When the Welcome to the Setup Program appears, click Next to start the installation. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 ® Rapid Storage 6-23...

  • Page 190

    Read the Warning message and click Next to continue. Read the License Agreement and click Yes to continue. Read the Readme File Information and click Next to continue. 6-24 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 191

    After completing the installation, click Next to complete the setup process. Select Yes, I want to restart my computer now and click Finish to restart your computer before using the program. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 6-25...

  • Page 192: Marvell Storage Utility Installation

    Marvell Storage Utility installation This section provides the instructions on how to install Marvell Storage Utility Driver. To install the Marvell Storage Utility on a Windows Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.

  • Page 193

    Click I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next to continue. Select the programs you want to install and click Next to continue. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 6-27...

  • Page 194

    Choose the destination folder to install and click Install to start the installation. The programs you selected are being installed. 6-28 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 195

    Click Finish to complete the installation. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 6-29...

  • Page 196: Asmedia Asm104x Usb 3.0 Host Controller Driver Installation

    Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver installation This section provides the instructions on how to install Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver. To install the Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver on a Windows® Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive.

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    When the Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver installation wizard appears, click Next to start the installation. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next to continue. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 6-31...

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    Click Finish to complete the installation and exit the wizard. 6-32 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

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    4 to run the installation. Click Intel WG82574L Gigabit Adapters Driver. ® When the Intel WG82574L Gigabit Adapters Driver installation wizard ® appears, click Next to start the installation. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS WG82574L Gigabit ® ® 6-33...

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    Click Modify to change custom setup and then click Next to continue. Select the programs you want to install and click Next to continue. 6-34 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

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    Click Install to begin installation. Click Finish to complete the installation. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 6-35...

  • Page 202: Vga Driver Installation

    6.11 VGA driver installation This section provides the instructions on how to install the ASPEED Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver. • ASPEED SDT2300 Display Driver will only appear if you use the onboard VGA chipset. • You need to manually install the ASPEED VGA driver on a Windows operating system.

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    Toggle I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to continue. Enter the user information and click Next to continue. Select a setup type and click Next to continue. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 6-37...

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    Click Install to start driver installation. When the installation completes, click Finish to restart your computer before using the program. 6-38 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 205: Management Applications And Utilities Installation, Running The Support Dvd, Drivers Menu

    The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates. 6.12.1 Running the support DVD Place the support DVD to the optical drive.

  • Page 206: Utilities Menu, Make Disk Menu, Contact Information

    Intel RAID driver disks. 6.12.5 Contact information Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide. 6-40 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

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    This chapter describes how to install and configure multiple AMD ® NVIDIA SLI™ graphics cards and ® NVIDIA CUDA technology. ® Chapter 7: technology support CrossFireX™/ Multiple GPU...

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    Chapter summary CrossFireX™ technology ... 7-3 ® NVIDIA SLI™ technology ... 7-7 ® NVIDIA CUDA™ technology ... 7-13 ® ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

  • Page 209: Amd ® Crossfirex™ Technology, Requirements, Before You Begin

    For Windows 7, go to Control Panel > Programs > 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 Z9PE-D8 WS CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to ®...

  • Page 210: Installing Two Crossfirex™ Graphics Cards

    7.1.3 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 211: Installing The Device Drivers

    The VISION Engine Control Center Setup Assistant appears when the system detects the existance of multi-graphics cards. Click Go to continue to the VISION Engine Control Center Advanced View window. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS CrossFireX™ technology ® desktop and ® ®...

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    Enabling Dual CrossFireX technology In the Catalyst Control Center window, click Graphics Settings > Performance > AMD CrossFireX Configuration. 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.

  • Page 213: Nvidia ® Sli™ Technology, Requirements, Installing Two Sli-ready Graphics Cards

    Chapter 2 in this user manual for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots recommended for multi-graphics card installation. Ensure that the cards are properly seated on the slots. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS SLI™ technology SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology ®...

  • Page 214: Installing Three Sli-ready Graphics Cards

    Align and firmly insert the SLI bridge connector to the goldfingers on each graphics card. Ensure that the connector is firmly in place. Connect two independent auxiliary power sources from the power supply to the two graphics cards separately. Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the graphics card. Goldfingers 7.2.3 Installing three SLI-ready graphics cards...

  • Page 215: Installing Four Sli-ready Graphics Cards

    Ensure that the connector is firmly in place. Connect four independent auxiliary power sources from the power supply to the four graphics cards separately. Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the graphics card. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 4-Way SLI bridge...

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    7.2.5 Installing the device drivers Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device drivers. • Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA website at www.nvidia.com. • If you are using a Triple SLI system, ensure to install the NVIDIA SLI driver under Windows supported by Windows 7.2.6...

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    B1. If you cannot see the NVIDIA Control Panel item in step (A), select Personalize. B2. From the Personalization window, select Display Settings. B3. From the Display Settings dialog box, click Advanced Settings. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS 7-11...

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    B4. Select the NVIDIA GeForce tab, and then click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel. B5. The NVIDIA Control Panel window appears. Enabling SLI settings From the NVIDIA Control Panel window, select Set SLI Configuration. Click Enable SLI and set the display for viewing SLI rendered content.

  • Page 219: Requirements, Installing Cuda-ready Graphics Cards

    Insert four Tesla computing processor card(s) into the PCIe x16_1, PCIe x16_2, PCIe x16_3, and PCIe x16_4 slot. Ensure that the cards are properly seated on the slot. ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS CUDA™ technology CUDA™ technology and up to 4 NVIDIA ® ® 7-13...

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    Connect either one 8-pin power connector or two 6-pin power connectors from the power supply to the Quadro graphics card and Tesla computing processor card(s). Connect a display cable to the graphics card. Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device drivers.

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    This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to when configuring the motherboard. Reference information Appendix:...

  • Page 222: A.1 Z9pe-d8 Ws Block Diagram

    Appendix summary Z9PE-D8 WS block diagram ...A-3 ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

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    Z9PE-D8 WS block diagram ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS...

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    Appendix A: Reference information...

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