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    Z8NA-D6 Series Z8NA-D6 Z8NA-D6C...

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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

    Package contents ................. 1-3 Serial number label ..............1-4 Special features ................1-4 1.4.1 Product highlights ............1-4 1.4.2 Innovative ASUS features ..........1-6 Chapter 2: Hardware information Before you proceed ..............2-3 Motherboard overview ..............2-5 2.2.1 Placement direction ............2-5 2.2.2...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 4: BIOS setup Managing and updating your BIOS ..........4-3 4.1.1 AFUDOS utility ..............4-3 4.1.2 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility ........4-6 BIOS setup program ..............4-7 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen ............4-8 4.2.2 Menu bar ................. 4-8 4.2.3...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents 4.3.5 IDE Configuration ............4-13 4.3.6 AHCI Configuration ............4-14 4.3.7 System Information ............4-15 Advanced menu ................. 4-17 4.4.1 CPU Configuration ............4-17 4.4.2 Chipset Configuration ........... 4-21 4.4.3 Legacy Device Configuration ........4-25 4.4.4 USB Configuration ............4-26 4.4.5 PCIPnP .................

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents 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 ........5-22 5.2.7 Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set ......

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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 published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.

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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 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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    QPI 4.8 / 5.86 / 6.4 GT/s ® Core Logic Intel 5500 chipset I/O H ® Intel ICH10R I/O Controller Form Factor ATX, 12" x 9.6" ASUS Features FAN speed control Rack Ready (Rack and Pedestal dual use) ASWM Memory Total Slots...

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    RAID 0, 1, 10) SAS Controller Optional: ASUS PIKE 1064E 4-port SAS RAID card; Asus PIKE 1068E 8-port SAS RAID card; Asus PIKE 1078 8-port SAS HW RAID card; Asus PIKE 6480 8-port SAS RAID card Networking 2 * Intel 82574L Graphic...

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    (Non condensing) (Non condensing) Specifications are subject to change without notice. Refer to ASUS Server QVL for latest update. Minimum requirement of ATX Power supply: 1) 450W 2) All +12V output ≥ 18A. DO NOT touch the Northbridge chipset! The Northbridge chipset may become overheated.

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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 Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 17: Welcome!, Package Contents

    Z8NA-D6 Series motherboard! 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 xxM0Axxxxxxx 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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    The CPU temperature is monitored to prevent overheating and damage. The system fan rotations per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection. The chip monitors the voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical components. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 20: Innovative Asus Features

    Innovative ASUS features PIKE (Proprietary I/O Kit Expansion) PIKE is an on-demand upgrade kit for users. This ASUS unique feature enables users to choose their preferred I/O solutions. ASUS provides multiple SAS solutions for different segments and purposes and PIKE saves lots of validation efforts and hardware cost for end users.

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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 information...

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    Chapter summary Before you proceed ..............2-3 Motherboard overview ..............2-6 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ..........2-11 System memory ................. 2-16 Expansion slots ................2-19 Jumpers ..................2-25 Connectors ................. 2-30 ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 23: Before You Proceed

    ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

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    The CPU warning LEDs light up to indicate that an impending failure of the corresponding CPU. The warning LEDs function only when you install the ASUS ASMB4. BMC LED (BMC_LED1) (Z8NA-D6 model only) The green heartbeat LED blinks per second to indicate that the ASMB4 is working normally.

  • Page 25: Motherboard Overview, Placement Direction, Screw Holes

    Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis. DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard. Place this side towards the rear of the chassis ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 26: Motherboard Layouts

    2.2.3 Motherboard layouts Z8NA-D6 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    Z8NA-D6C ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 28: Layout Contents

    2.2.4 Layout contents Slots/Soocket Page CPU sockets 2-10 DDR3 sockets 2-15 PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link) 2-20 PCI Express x8 slots (x4 link) 2-20 MIO PCIE slot 2-20 PCI slot 2-20 PIKE slot (Z8NA-D6 model only) 2-20 Jumpers Page Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1) 2-24 VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1))

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    (8-1 pin SGPIO2/3) (Z8NA-D6 model only) BMC header (BMC_FW1) (Z8NA-D6 model only) 2-35 Power Supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1) 2-35 ATX power connectors 2-36 (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1) System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1) 2-37 Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1) 2-38 ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 30: Central Processing Unit (cpu), Installing The Cpu

    ASUS shoulders the repair cost 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 Socket 1366.

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    Lift the load lever in the direction of the arrow to a 135º angle. Load plate Lift the load plate with your thumb and forefinger to a 100º angle. Remove the PnP cap from the CPU socket. PnP cap ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 2-11...

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    Position the CPU over the socket, ensuring that the gold triangle is on the bottom-left corner of the socket, and then fit the socket alignment key into the CPU notch. Gold triangle mark The CPU fits in only one correct orientation.

  • Page 33: Installing The Cpu Heatsink And Fan

    Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the four heatsink screws in a diagonal sequence. Ensure that the heatsink is not skewed or tilted, otherwise the CPU will overheat. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 2-13...

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    Connect the fan cable to the 4-pin connector labeled CPU_FAN1 or CPU_FAN2 depending on the CPU socket you install. Repeat steps 1 to 3 to install the other heatsink if you have installed a second Repeat steps 1 to 3 to install the other heatsink if you have installed a second CPU, then connect the fan cable to the other 4-pin connector.

  • Page 35: System Memory, Overview

    A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for better performance with less power consumption. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets: ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 2-15...

  • Page 36: Memory Configurations

    2.4.2 Memory Configurations You may install 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB,or 8 GB Registerd or Unbuffered with ECC/Non- ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section. Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.

  • Page 37: Installing A Dimm, Removing A Dimm

    DIMM. Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force. Remove the DIMM from the socket. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 2-17...

  • 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 Z8NA-D6 Series 2-19...

  • Page 40: Pci Express X16 Slot (x16 Link), Pci Express X8 Slots (x4 Link), Mio Pcie Slot

    PIKE slot (Z8NA-D6 model only) The PIKE slot allows you to choose and change your preferred SAS solution easily. Install an optional ASUS PIKE RAID card based on your needs. The PIKE Interface is for ASUS PIKE RAID card only.

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    Installing an ASUS PIKE RAID card (Z8NA-D6 model only) Follow the steps below to install an optional ASUS RAID card on your motherboard. Locate the PIKE RAID card slot on the motherboard. Align the golden fingers of the RAID card with the PIKE RAID card slot.

  • Page 42: Installing I Button (z8na-d6 Model Only)

    2.5.10 Installing i Button (Z8NA-D6 model only) Follow the steps below to install an optional i Button on your motherboard. Locate the I Button slot on the motherboard. Snap the I Button in place. You need to install I Button before using PIKE 1078 functions. 2.5.11 Installing ASMB4 management board (Z8NA-D6 model only)

  • Page 43: Installing The Audio Card, Connect Thermal Sensor Cable

    Locate the TR1 or TR2 connector on the motherboard. Connect the thermal sensor cable to the connector. Place the other end of the thermal sensor cable to the device you would like to monitor temperature. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 2-23...

  • Page 44: 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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    3, the fan you installed may not work. • If you use a 3-pin fan but set the jumper for a 4-pin fan, the fan control will not work and the fan you installed will always run at full speed. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 2-25...

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    LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2) ® These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Intel Intel 82574LGigabit LAN controllers. Set to pins 1–2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature. ® Intel ICH10R SATA port S/W RAID setting (3-pin RAID_SEL1) (Z8NA-D6 model only) This jumper allows you to select the Serial ATA RAID configuration utility to use when you create disk arrays.

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    • LSI Mega RAID 5 fucntion is available only when you place the iBTN to I_BTN1 slot and install an optional ASUS PIKE RAID card. DDR3 voltage control setting (4-pin LVDDR3_SEL1; LVDDR3_SEL2) These jumpers allow you to adjust the DIMM voltage. Set to pins 1–2 to select 1.5V BIOS control, pins 2–3 to select 1.2V Force or 3–4 to select...

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    Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1) This jumper allows you to quickly update or recover the BIOS settings when it becomes corrupted. To update the BIOS: Prepare a USB flash disk that contains the original or latest BIOS for the motherboard (XXXXXX.ROM) and the AFUDOS.EXE utility.

  • Page 49: Connectors, Rear Panel Connectors

    LED indications. LAN port LED indications ACT/LINK SPEED Activity/Link LED Speed LED Status Description Status Description No link 10 Mbps connection GREEN Linked ORANGE 100 Mbps connection BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1 Gbps connection LAN port ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 2-29...

  • Page 50: Internal Connectors

    2.7.2 Internal connectors Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4; RED) (7-pin SATA5, SATA6; Black) Supported by the Intel ICH10R chipset, these connectors are for the Serial ® ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives that allows up to 3Gb/s of data transfer rate.

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    Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). Each connector supports one device. • These connectors function only when you install a PIKE RAID card. • Connect the SAS hard disk drives to SAS connectors 1–4 (red) when installing a 4-port PIKE RAID card. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 2-31...

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    USB connector (10-1 pin USB34; A-Type USB5) These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cables to connectors USB34, 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.

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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 Smart Fan technology. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 2-33...

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    (Z8NA-D6 model only) These connector is used for the SAS chip SGPIO interface that controls the LED pattern generation, device information and general purpose data. These connectors functions only when you install an ASUS PIKE SAS RAID card. 2-34 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    10. BMC header (BMC_FW1) (Z8NA-D6 model only) ® The BMC connector on the motherboard supports an ASUS Server Management Board 4 Series (ASMB4). 11. Power Supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1) This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus) to the power supply unit to read PSU information.

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    12. ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8-pin ATX12V1) These connectors are for an SSI & ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.

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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 Z8NA-D6 Series 2-37...

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    14. Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1) This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel SMB, locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs. Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB) These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable. LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED) These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.

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

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    Chapter summary Starting up for the first time ............3-3 Turning off the computer ............. 3-4 ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 61: 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 Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 62: 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 2000/2003 Server: Click Start then click Shut Down. Select Shut Down from the What do you want the computer to do? list box. Select Shutdown Event Tracker.

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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...

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    Chapter summary Managing and updating your BIOS ..........4-1 BIOS setup program ..............4-7 Main menu .................. 4-10 Advanced menu ................. 4-17 Server menu ................4-34 Boot menu .................. 4-36 Exit menu ..................4-40 ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 65: Managing And Updating Your Bios, Afudos Utility

    AFUDOS utility (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable USB flash disk drive.) ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (To recover the BIOS using a bootable USB flash disk drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.) Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.

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    Updating the BIOS file To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility: 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. USB flash disk drive. .

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    The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive. A:\>afudos /i8036A0.ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB)) Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved. WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS Reading file ..

  • Page 68: Asus Crashfree Bios 3 Utility

    4.1.2 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.

  • Page 69: 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 Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 70: Bios Menu Screen, Menu Bar, Navigation Keys

    4.2.1 BIOS menu screen Menu items Menu bar Configuration fields General help BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Server Boot Exit Use [ENTER], [TAB] System Time [13:44:30] or [SHIFT-TAB] to System Date [Fri, 02/27/2009] select a field. Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.] Use [+] or [-] to SATA 1 [ST3160812AS]...

  • Page 71: Menu Items, Sub-menu Items, Configuration Fields, Pop-up Window, Scroll Bar, General Help

    <Page Up> /<Page Down> keys to display the other items on the Pop-up window screen. Scroll bar 4.2.9 General help At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 72: System Time [xx:xx:xx], System Date [day Xx/xx/xxxx]

    Main menu When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving you an overview of the basic system information. Refer to section 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced...

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    Allows you to select the data transfer mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] DMA Mode [Auto] Sets the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5] ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-11...

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    SMART Monitoring [Auto] Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] 32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled] Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4-12 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...

  • Page 75: Ide Configuration

    Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if the device is accessed through BIOS. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled] IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35] Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices. Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35] ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-13...

  • Page 76: Ahci Configuration

    4.3.6 AHCI Configuration This menu is the section for AHCI configuration. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main AHCI Settings Some SATA CD/DVD in AHCI mode need to AHCI CD/DVD Boot Time out [35] wait ready longer. SATA Port1 [Not Detected] SATA Port2 [Not Detected] SATA Port3 [Not Detected] SATA Port4 [Not Detected] SATA Port5 [Not Detected]...

  • Page 77: System Information

    Displays the auto-detected system memory. System Memory Information Displays system memory information. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main System Memory Information CPU1 Memory Information CPU2 Memory Information CPU1/2 Memory Configuration Allows you to check information of installed memory (3 DIMMs per CPU). ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-15...

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    CPU1/2 Memory Configuration Displays the auto-detected memory specification. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main CPU1 Memory Configuration Speed DDR3 1066 DIMM_A1 1024 MB, 1R, 1066, 0.254ºC/0.00ºF DIMM_B1 DIMM_C1 4-16 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...

  • Page 79: Advanced Menu, Cpu Configuration

    Select Item ↑↓ C1E Support [Enabled] Change Option Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled] General Help Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled] Save and Exit Intel(R) Virtualization Tech [Enabled] Exit CPU TM Function [Enabled] v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-17...

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    Scroll down for more items. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Execute-Disable Bit Capability [Enabled] Sets the ratio between Intel(R) HT Technology [Enabled] CPU Core Clock and the Active Processor Cores [All] FSB Frequency. A20M [Disabled] Note:If an invalid DCU Mode [32KB 8-way without] ratio is set in CMOS DCA Prefetch Delay [32]...

  • Page 81

    C-State Technology allows the CPU to save more power under idle ® mode. Enable this item only when you install a C-State Technology-supported CPU. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] set the Intel(R) C-STATE Tech The following items appear only when you item to [Enabled]. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-19...

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    C3 State [ACPI C3] Allows you to select Nehalem C state action. Configuratiton options: [Disabled] [ACPI C2] [ACPI C3] C6 State [Enabled] Allows you to select Nehalem C state action. Configuratiton options: [Disabled] [Enabled] C7 State [Enabled] Allows you to select Nehalem C state action. Configuratiton options: [Disabled] [Enabled] C State package limit setting [Auto] We recommend that you set this item to [Auto] for BIOS to automatically detect the...

  • Page 83: Chipset Configuration

    Select Screen ←→ Adaptive Page [Disabled] Select Item ↑↓ Data Scramble [Enabled] Change Option Split Below 4GB [Disabled] General Help Channel Interleaving [6:1] Save and Exit Rank Interleaving [4:1] Exit v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-21...

  • Page 84

    CSI Links Speed [Full-Speed] Allows you to set the speed of CSI Links. Configuration options: [Slow-Mode] [Full-Speed] CSI Frequency [Auto] Allows you to set the CSI frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [4.800GT] [5.866GT] [6.400GT] CSI Isochronous [Disabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] CSI L0s [Disabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] CSI L1 [Disabled]...

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    Current CSI Frequency :5.866GT Crystal Beach / DMA [Disabled] Select Screen ←→ Select Item ↑↓ Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit V02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. Crystal Beach / DMA [Disabled] Configuation options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-23...

  • Page 86

    South Bridge Configuration BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced CPU Bridge Chipset Configuration Options USB Functions [5 USB Ports] USB Port Configure [8+4 USB Ports] Disabled USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled] 2 USB Ports HDA Controller [Enabled] 4 USB Ports 5 USB Ports SLP_S4# Min.

  • Page 87: Legacy Device Configuration

    Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3] Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3] Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3] ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-25...

  • Page 88: Usb Configuration

    4.4.4 USB Configuration BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced USB Configuration Enables support for legacy USB. AUTO Module Version - 2.24.3-13.4 option disables legacy support if USB Devices Enabled : no USB devices are None connected. Legacy USB Support [Enabled] USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed] BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]...

  • Page 89: Pcipnp

    Configuration options: [Bus 0 First] [Bus N First] Onboard Option ROM Priority [High] Allows you to select the onboard option ROM priority. Configuration options: [Normal] [High] Onboard LAN1/2 Boot [PXE] Allows you to configure the onboard LAN1/2 boot mode. Configuration: [Disabled] [PXE] [iSCSI] ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-27...

  • Page 90: Power On Configuration

    4.4.6 Power On Configuration BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced APM Configuration Options Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State] Power Off Power On Resume On Ring [Disabled] Last State Resume On PME#(Wake On LAN) [Disabled] Resume On RTC Alarm [Disabled] Select Screen ←→...

  • Page 91: Event Log Configuration, Hardware Monitor

    General Help +5V Voltage [ 5.196 V] Save and Exit +3.3V Voltage [ 3.240 V] Exit +5VSB Voltage [ 5.132 V] +3.3VSB Voltage [ 3.228 V] VBAT Voltage [ 3.132 V] v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-29...

  • Page 92

    [N/A]. Fan Speed Control [Generic Mode] Allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options: [Full Speed Mode] [Whisper Mode] [Generic Mode] [High Density Mode] VCORE1/2 Voltage, +1.5V_P1/2DDR3 Voltage, +1.5V_ICH Voltage,...

  • Page 93: Pci Express Configuration, Acpi Configuration

    Advanced ACPI Configuration Chipset ACPI Configuration Use this section to General WHEA Configuration configure additional ACPI options. Select Screen ←→ Select Item ↑↓ Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-31...

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    Advanced ACPI Configuration BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Advanced ACPI Configuration Add additional tables as per ACPI 2.0 ACPI 2.0 Support [Enabled] specifications. ACPI APIC support [Enabled] BIOS-->AML ACPI table [Enabled] Headless mode [Disabled] ACPI 2.0 Support [Enabled] Specifies the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) version supported.

  • Page 95

    BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced General WHEA Configuration Enable or disable Windows Hardware WHEA Support [Enabled] Error Architecture. WHEA Support [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) support.Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-33...

  • Page 96: Server Menu, Remote Access Configuration

    Server menu BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Server Boot Exit Configure Remote Access. Remote Access Configuration Select Screen ←→ Select Item ↑↓ Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc. 4.5.1 Remote Access Configuration The items in this menu allows you to configure the Remote Access features.

  • Page 97

    Sets the redirection mode after the BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST). Some operating system may not work when set to [Always]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Boot Loader] [Always] Terminal Type [VT-UTF8] Allows you to select the target terminal type. Configuration options: [ANSI] [VT100] [VT-UTF8] ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-35...

  • Page 98: Boot Menu, Boot Device Priority

    Boot menu The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Server Boot Exit Specifies the Boot Boot Settings Device Priority Boot Device Priority sequence.

  • Page 99: Boot Settings Configuration

    Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature. AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Allows you to set the display mode for Options ROM.

  • Page 100: Security

    4.6.3 Security The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Security Settings <Enter> to change password. <Enter> again to Supervisor Password : Not Installed disable password.

  • Page 101

    Password Check [Setup] When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always] ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 4-39...

  • Page 102: Exit Menu, Discard Changes, Load Setup Defaults

    Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Server Boot Exit Exit Options Exit system setup after saving the changes.

  • Page 103

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

  • Page 104: Chapter Summary

    Chapter summary Setting up RAID ................5-3 LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility ........5-5 ® Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility ....5-25 ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 105: Setting Up Raid, Raid Definitions

    If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created RAID set, copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a floppy disk before you install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 106: 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 107

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Management Menu Configure Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Configure VD(s) Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 108: Creating A Raid Set

    Menu Description Configure Allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 10 set using the Easy Configuration or the New Configuration command. This menu also allows you to view, add, or clear RAID configurations or select the boot drive Initialize Allows you to initialize the virtual drives of a created RAID set Objects...

  • Page 109

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Easy Configuration - ARRAY SELECTION MENU Select Configurable Array(s) Management Menu PORT # Configure DNLIN A00-00 SPAN-1 Initialize Objects DNLIN A00-01 Rebuild Check Consistency Cursor Keys, SPACE-(De)Select F2-ChIdInfo F3-SlotInfo F10-Configure Esc-Quit ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 110

    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 A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Virtual Drive(s) Configured RAID Size #Stripes StripSz Status...

  • Page 111

    Rebuild Check Consistency Virtual Drive 0 RAID = 1 Size = 77247MB DWC = Off = On Accept SPAN = NO Accept This VD Configuration And Go To Next VD Cursor Keys, SPACE-(De)Select F2-ChIdInfo F3-SlotInfo F10-Configure Esc-Quit ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 112

    11. Follow step 2 to 10 to configure additional virtual drives. 12. Press <Esc> to finish RAID configuration. When prompted to save configuration, select Yes from the menu, and then press <Enter>. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Configuration Menu...

  • Page 113

    SPAN = NO Enter VD Size (MB): Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option Follow step 8 to 12 of the previous section: Using Easy Configuration to create the RAID set. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-11...

  • Page 114: 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 115: Initializing The Virtual Drives

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Virtual Drive(s) Configured Management Menu RAID Size #Stripes StripSz Status Configure Initialize 151634MB 64 KB ONLINE Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Virtual Drives Virtual Drive 0 Select VD SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-13...

  • Page 116

    Press <F10> to start initialization. When prompted, select Yes from the Initialize? dialog box, and then press <Enter>. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Virtual Drive(s) Configured Management Menu RAID Size #Stripes StripSz Status Configure 154494MB...

  • Page 117

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Vitual Drive(1) Virtual Drive 0 Objects Management Menu Adapter Configure Virtual Drive Initialize Physical Drive Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Select VD Press ENTER To Select A VD, <Del> To Delete A VD ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-15...

  • Page 118

    Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter> to start initialization. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Vitual Drive(1) Virtual Drive 0 Objects Management Menu Adapter Configure Virtual Drive Initialize Physical Drive Objects Vitual Drive(0) Rebuild...

  • Page 119: Rebuilding Failed Drives

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU Management Menu PORT # Configure ONLIN A00-00 Initialize Objects FAIL A00-01 Rebuild Check Consistency Port # 1 DISK 77247MB HDS728080PLA380 PF20A60A SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Virtual Drives ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-17...

  • Page 120

    After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. When prompted, press <Y> to rebuild the drive. LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU Management Menu PORT # Configure ONLIN A00-00 Initialize Objects...

  • Page 121: Checking The Drives For Data Consistency

    LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility Ver A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Virtual Drive(s) Configured Management Menu RAID Size #Stripes StripSz Status Configure 154494MB 64 KB ONLINE Initialize Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Virtual Drives Virtual Drive 0 Select VD SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Check Consistency ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-19...

  • Page 122

    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 A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Virtual Drive(s) Configured Management Menu RAID Size #Stripes StripSz Status Configure...

  • Page 123

    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 Z8NA-D6 Series 5-21...

  • Page 124: 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 A.60 Jul 30, 2008 BIOS Version A.08.09161344R Configuration Menu Easy Configuration New Configuration Management Menu Configure...

  • Page 125: Selecting The Boot Drive From A Raid Set

    Select Boot Drive Objects Rebuild Check Consistency Select A Boot VD 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 Z8NA-D6 Series 5-23...

  • Page 126: 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 127

    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. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-25...

  • Page 128

    5.3.1 Creating a RAID set To create a RAID set From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The following screen appears. Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v8.5.0.1030 ICH10R/DO wRAID5 Copyright(C) 2003-08 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

  • Page 129: Creating A Recovery Set

    Volume0 RAID Level: RAID0(Stripe) Disks: Select Disks Strip Size: 128KB Capacity: Sync: Create Volume HELP Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is 16 characters or less. [↑↓]Change [TAB]-Next [ESC]-Previous Menu [ENTER]-Select ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-27...

  • Page 130

    Enter a name for the recovery set and press <Enter>. When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow key to select Recovery, and then press <Enter>. When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives you want to include in the recovery set.

  • Page 131: Deleting A Raid Set

    (This does not apply to Recovery volumes) Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N): Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to return to the DELETE VOLUME menu. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-29...

  • Page 132: Resetting Disks To Non-raid

    5.3.4 Resetting disks to Non-RAID Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID. Resetting a RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive. To reset a RAID set hard disk drive From the utility main menu, select 3.

  • Page 133: Recovery Volume Options

    [ ↑↓ ]-Up/Down [SPACE]-Selects [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 and return to the utility main menu. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-31...

  • Page 134

    ® 5.3.6 Exiting the Intel Matrix Storage Manager To exit the utility From the utility main menu, select 5. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The following warning message appears. CONFIRM EXIT Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N): Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu. 5.3.7 Rebuilding the RAID Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk...

  • Page 135

    SATA Port. 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 on page 5-32. ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series 5-33...

  • Page 136: Setting The Boot Array In The Bios Setup Utility

    5.3.8 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 Matrix Storage Manager. ® To set the boot array in the BIOS: Set at least one of the arrays bootable to boot from the hard disk.

  • Page 137

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

  • Page 138

    Chapter summary RAID driver installation ............... 6-3 Intel chipset device software installation ........ 6-15 LAN driver installation ............... 6-19 Display driver installation ............6-23 Management application and utilities installation ....6-26 ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 139: Raid Driver Installation, Creating A Raid Driver Disk

    ICH10R INTEL RAID Driver ICH10R LSI RAID Driver ITE IT8213F Linux Driver Write DMI FreeDOS command prompt Use the arrow keys to select the type of RAID driver disk you want to ceate and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. ASUS Z8NA-D6...

  • Page 140

    ICH10R Intel RAID Driver ICH10R INTEL RAID Driver Windows 32 bit Windows 64 bit Back Exit ICH10R LSI RAID Driver ICH10R LSI RAID 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...

  • Page 141

    SLES 10 32 bit SLES 10 64 bit FreeBSD 7 32/64 bit Back Exit Locate the RAID driver and place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. Press <Enter>. Follow onscreen instructions to create the driver disk. ASUS Z8NA-D6...

  • Page 142

    6.1.2 Windows ® During Windows OS installation ® To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows ® Boot the computer using the Windows OS installation CD. The Window ® ® Setup starts. Press <F6> when the message “Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver...”...

  • Page 143

    Select the RAID controller driver you need from the list, then press <Enter>. The Windows Setup loads the RAID controller drivers from the RAID driver ® disk. When next screen appears, press <Enter> to continue installation. Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to continue. ASUS Z8NA-D6...

  • Page 144

    ® To an existing Windows ® To install the RAID controller driver on an existing Windows Restart the computer, then log in with Administrator privileges. ® automatically detects the RAID controller and displays a New Windows Hardware Found window. Click Cancel. ®...

  • Page 145

    Select fd0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk source. Press <Tab> to move the cursor to OK, then press <Enter>. Driver Disk Source You have multiple devices which could serve as sources for a driver disk. Which would you like to use? scd0 Cancel ASUS Z8NA-D6...

  • Page 146

    Insert the Red Hat Enterprise RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive, select ® OK, then press <Enter>. Insert Driver Disk Insert your driver disk into /dev/fd0 and press “OK” to continue. Back The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system. When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then press <Enter>.

  • Page 147

    Type the following commands when using a USB floppy. cat /proc/partitions Write down the Major and Minor number before sdb for later use. mknod /dev/sdb b [major number] [minor number] mkdir /mnt/driver mount /dev/sdb /mnt/driver cd /mnt/driver sh replace_ahci.sh reboot ASUS Z8NA-D6 6-11...

  • Page 148: Suse Linux Enterprise Server Os

    6.1.4 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server OS To install the RAID controller driver when installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Boot the system from the SUSE OS installation CD. At the Boot Options, type linux dd noprobe=ata1 noprobe=ata2..The number of ata varies with the hard disk drive number you have when building a RAID set.

  • Page 149

    Select OK, then press <Enter>. Please choose the Driver Update medium. fd0: Floppy sr0: CD-ROM, TEAC DV-516E sda: Disk, SEAGATE ST336754SS sdb: Disk, SEAGATE ST336754SS Other device Back The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system. ASUS Z8NA-D6 6-13...

  • Page 150

    When the installation is completed, press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <F2> to switch to the command-line interface from graphic user interface. Type the following commands when using a Legacy floppy. mkdir /mnt/driver mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/driver cd /mnt/driver sh replace_ahci.sh reboot Type the following commands when using a USB floppy.

  • Page 151: Intel Chipset Device Software Installation

    Restart the computer, then log on with Administrator privileges. Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. Click the item Intel Chipset Device Software from the menu. ASUS Z8NA-D6 6-15...

  • Page 152

    The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software window appears. Click Next to start the installation. Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue the process. 6-16 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 153

    Read the Readme File Information and click Next to activate the installation. After completing the installation, click Next to continue. ASUS Z8NA-D6 6-17...

  • Page 154

    Click Yes, I want to restart this computer now and click Finish to restart the computer. 6-18 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 155: Lan Driver Installation

    If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to locate the file AUTORUN.EXE and double-click the AUTORUN.EXE and follow step 4 to run the installation. ® Click Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Adapters Driver. ASUS Z8NA-D6 6-19...

  • Page 156

    ® When the Intel PRO Network Connections – InstallShield Wizard window appears, click Next to start the installation. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next to continue. 6-20 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 157

    Select the programs you want to install and click Next to continue. Click Install to start the installation. ASUS Z8NA-D6 6-21...

  • Page 158

    The programs you select are being installed. Click Finish to finish the installation. 6-22 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 159: Display Driver Installation

    Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. The Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. When the ASPEED InstallShield Wizard window appears, click Next to continue. ASUS Z8NA-D6 6-23...

  • Page 160

    Click Install to start the installation. The system installs the driver automatically. 6-24 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 161

    When the installation completes, click Finish to exit the wizard. Click Yes to restart the computer. ASUS Z8NA-D6 6-25...

  • Page 162: 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. 6.5.1 Running the support DVD Place the support DVD to the optical drive.

  • Page 163: Utilities Menu, Make Disk Menu, Contact Information

    Intel Matrix Storage Manager and LSI Embedded MegaRAID driver disk. 6.5.5 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. ASUS Z8NA-D6 6-27...

  • Page 164

    6-28 Chapter 6: Driver installation...

  • Page 165

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

  • Page 166

    Appendix summary Z8NA-D6 block diagram ...............A-3 Z8NA-D6C block diagram ............A-4 ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 167

    Z8NA-D6 block diagram ASUS Z8NA-D6 Series...

  • Page 168

    Z8NA-D6C block diagram Appendix A: Reference information...

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