Asus P4P800 SE User Manual

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    P4P800 SE User Guide...

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

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    How this guide is organized ... ix Where to find more information ... ix Conventions used in this guide ... x Typography ... x P4P800 SE specifications summary ... xi Chapter 1: Product introduction 1.1 Welcome! ... 1-1 1.2 Package contents ... 1-1 1.3 Special features ...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ... 4-2 4.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC ... 4-3 4.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS ... 4-4 4.1.5 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2 ... 4-5 4.1.6 ASUS Update ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    5.2.1 Running the support CD ... 5-1 5.2.2 Drivers menu ... 5-2 5.2.3 Utilities menu ... 5-3 5.2.4 ASUS Contact Information ... 5-4 5.2.5 Other information ... 5-5 5.3 Software Information ... 5-7 5.3.1 ASUS MyLogo2™ ... 5-7 5.3.2 ASUS Instant Music ... 5-9...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents 5.5 SoundMAX ® Setup wizards ... 5-14 ® 5.6 Intel RAID for Serial ATA configuration ... 5-17 5.6.1 BIOS Configuration ... 5-17 5.6.2 Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks ... 5-17 5.6.3 Creating, Deleting, and Resetting RAID Sets ... 5-18 5.6.4 Creating a RAID Volume ...

  • Page 7: Federal Communications Commission Statement, Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 8: Safety Information, Electrical Safety

    Safety information Electrical safety • To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system. • When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected.

  • Page 9: About This Guide

    Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. 1. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. 2. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.

  • Page 10: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. 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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    4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 4GB unbuffered ASUS Hyper-Path Technology Expansion slots 1 x AGP 8X (0.8V, 1.5V only) 5 x PCI 1 x ASUS WiFi slot for optional wireless LAN upgrade ICH5R SouthBridge supports Storage AI Audio ADI AD1985 SoundMAX...

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    Front panel audio connector Serial port 2 connector 4Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS Instant Music, ASUS MyLogo2, ASUS C.P.R., ASUS Multi-Language BIOS PCI 2.2, PCI 2.3, USB 2.0 WfM2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL, WOR, chassis intrusion...

  • Page 13: Product Introduction

    Chapter 1 This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. Product introduction...

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    Chapter summary Welcome! ... 1-1 Package contents ... 1-1 Special features ... 1-2 ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

  • Page 15: Welcome!, Package Contents

    Thank you for buying the ASUS The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards! The motherboard incorporates the Intel 478-pin package coupled with the Intel benchmark for an effective desktop platform solution.

  • Page 16: Special Features, Product Highlights

    266 DIMMs. The ultra-fast 400MHz memory bus delivers the required bandwidth for the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. ASUS Hyper-Path Technology This unique technology from ASUS optimizes the true potential of the ® Intel 865PE chipset to deliver the highest performance among competing 865PE-based solutions.

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    480 Mbps on USB 2.0 - supporting up to 8 USB 2.0 ports. The higher bandwidth of USB 2.0 allows connection of devices such as high resolution video conferencing cameras, next generation scanners and printers, and fast storage units. USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

  • Page 18: Unique Asus Features

    1.3.2 Unique ASUS features ASUS Wi-Fi slot The ASUS Wi-Fi slot is designed for the ASUS WiFi-b™ add-on card to set up an environment for wireless LAN. The ASUS WiFi-b™ add-on card bundles the exclusive software Access Point (AP) to save the extra cost of a stand-alone AP.

  • Page 19: Asus Mylogo2

    See page 4-31. CrashFree BIOS 2 This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the ASUS support CD in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip.

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    ASUS Instant Music This unique feature allows you to playback audio files even without booting the system to Windows™. Just press the ASUS Instant Music special function keys and enjoy the music! See pages 4-27, 5-9. Chapter 1: Product introduction...

  • Page 21: Hardware Information

    Chapter 2 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...

  • Page 22: Table Of Contents

    Chapter summary Before you proceed ... 2-1 Motherboard overview ... 2-2 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ... 2-6 System memory ... 2-12 Expansion slots ... 2-16 Jumpers ... 2-20 Connectors ... 2-23 ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

  • Page 23: Before You Proceed

    The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. ® P4P800 SE P4P800 SE Onboard LED ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard SB_PWR1 Standby Powered...

  • Page 24: Motherboard Overview, Placement Direction, Screw Holes

    Motherboard overview Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.

  • Page 25: Motherboard Layout

    Below:Mic In Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP1) PCI1 AUX1 PCI2 MODEM1 Audio PCI3 Codec P4P800 SE FP_AUDIO PCI4 SPDIF_OUT PCI5 WIFI ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard 24.5cm (9.6in) Socket 478 CPU_FAN1 Intel 82865PE Memory Controller Intel ICH5R USBPW56 SMB20 USBPW78 CLRTC1 USB_56...

  • Page 26: Layout Contents

    2.2.4 Layout Contents Slots 1. DDR DIMM slots 2. PCI slots 3. AGP slot 4. Wi-Fi slot Jumpers 1. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) 2. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34, 3. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR) 4. SMB 2.0 jumper Rear Panel Connectors 1.

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    - System Warning Speaker Lead (Orange 4-pin SPKR) - Reset Switch (Blue 2-pin RESET) - ATX Power Switch (Yellow 2-pin PWRBTN) - System Management Interrupt Lead (Light Blue 2-pin SMI) - Hard Disk Activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED) ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard Page 2-25 2-25 2-25...

  • Page 28: Central Processing Unit (cpu), Overview, Central Processing Unit (cpu)

    Central Processing Unit (CPU) 2.3.1 Overview The motherboard comes with a surface mount 478-pin Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket designed for the Intel Take note of the marked corner (with gold triangle) on the CPU. This mark should match a specific corner on the socket to ensure correct installation.

  • Page 29: Installing The Cpu

    2. Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways, then lift it up to a 90°-100° angle. Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle; otherwise, the CPU does not fit in completely. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard Socket Lever 90º~100º angle...

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    3. Position the CPU above the socket such that its marked corner matches the base of the socket lever. 4. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place. The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU! 5.

  • Page 31: Installing The Heatsink And Fan

    Retention Module Base Your boxed Intel installation instructions for the CPU, heatsink, and the retention mechanism. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU documentation, follow the latter. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard ® Pentium ® 4 processor, the package ®...

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    2. Position the fan with the retention mechanism on top of the heatsink. Align and snap the four hooks of the retention mechanism to the holes on each corner of the module base. Make sure that the fan and retention mechanism assembly perfectly fits the heatsink and module base, otherwise you cannot snap the hooks into the holes.

  • Page 33: Connecting The Cpu Fan Cable

    CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN. Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors may occur if you fail to plug this connector. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN) 2-11...

  • Page 34: System Memory, Overview, Memory Configurations

    Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets. P4P800 SE P4P800 SE 184-Pin DDR DIMM Sockets 2.4.2 Memory configurations You may install 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1GB DDR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.

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    800 MHz PC3200/PC2700*/PC2100 533 MHz PC2700/PC2100 400 MHz PC2100 *When using 800MHz CPU FSB, PC2700 DDR DIMMs may run only at 320MHz (not 333MHz) due to chipset limitation. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard Sockets DIMM_A1 DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1 (blue) (black) (blue) Populated —...

  • Page 36: Qualified Vendor List

    Dual-channel memory configuration . C* - support for 4 modules inserted into the blue & yellow slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration. Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors. Visit the ASUS website ( for the latest QVL. 2-14 Brand...

  • Page 37: Installing A Dimm, Removing A 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. 2. Remove the DIMM from the socket. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard DDR DIMM NOTCH 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 motherboard has available PCI slots and an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards.

  • Page 39: Interrupt Assignments

    When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard Standard Function System Timer Keyboard Controller...

  • Page 40: Pci Slots, Agp Slot

    Install only 1.5V or 0.8V AGP cards on this motherboard! This motherboard does not support 3.3V AGP cards. P4P800 SE P4P800 SE Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) If installing the ATi 9500 or 9700 Pro Series VGA cards, use only the card version PN xxx-xxxxx-30 or later, for optimum performance and overclocking stability.

  • Page 41: Wi-fi Slot

    2.5.6 Wi-Fi slot The Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) slot supports the ASUS WiFi-b™ module. Visit the ASUS website ( for product updates. The Wi-Fi slot conforms to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11b/g standard for wireless devices operating in the 2.4 GHz frequency band.

  • Page 42: Jumpers, Clear Rtc Ram

    6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data. P4P800 SE P4P800 SE Clear RTC RAM You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R.

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    S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode). ® P4P800 SE P4P800 SE USB Device Wake Up • The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port. Otherwise, the system will not power up.

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    1A on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS (see section 4.5.1 Power Up Control). P4P800 SE P4P800 SE Keyboard Power Setting 4. SMB2.0 (two 3-pin SMB20) These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the SMBus 2.0 feature supported on the motherboard.

  • Page 45: Connectors, Rear Panel Connectors

    9. Serial connector. This 9-pin COM1 port is for serial devices. 10. S/PDIF Coaxial out jack. This jack connects to external audio output devices with coaxial cable connectors. 11. PS/2 keyboard port. This purple connector is for a PS/2 keyboard. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard 2-23...

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    Rear panel audio ports function variation The functions of the Line Out (lime), Line In (blue), and Mic (pink) ports on the rear panel change when you select the 4-channel or 6-channel audio configuration as shown in the following table. Headphone/ 2-Speaker Light Blue...

  • Page 47: Internal Connectors

    5 plug). ® P4P800 SE P4P800 SE Floppy Disk Drive Connector 2. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1, SEC_IDE1) This connector supports the provided UltraDMA100/66 IDE hard disk ribbon cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the primary...

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    150 MB/s data transfer rate, faster than the standard parallel ATA with 133 MB/s (UltraDMA133). P4P800 SE P4P800 SE SATA Connectors Important notes on Serial ATA • In a legacy operating system (DOS, Windows 98, Windows Me,...

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    Configuration” for details on the related BIOS items. Windows BIOS item 2000/XP Onboard IDE Operate Mode Enhanced Mode Enhanced Mode Support On S-ATA IDE Port Settings ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard P-ATA Primary Secondary (2 devices) (2 devices) — — Windows 98/Me/NT4.0...

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    These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors! P4P800 SE P4P800 SE 12-Volt Fan Connectors 5. Serial Port 2 connector (10-1 pin COM2) This connector accomodates a second serial port using a serial port bracket.

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    The minimum recommended wattage is 300W, or 350W for a fully configured system. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. ® P4P800 SE P4P800 SE ATX Power Connector ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard ATXPWR1 ATX12V1 +12V DC GND +3.3VDC...

  • Page 52: Usb Headers

    You must install the driver before you can use the USB 2.0 capability. P4P800 SE P4P800 SE USB 2.0 Header NEVER connect a 1394 cable to any of the USB (blue) connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! 2-30 ®...

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    ® P4P800 SE P4P800 SE Front Panel Audio Connector The Front panel Line-Out connector and the Rear panel Line-Out jack can not work simultaneously. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

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    By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a jumper cap. If you wish to use the chassis intrusion detection feature, remove the jumper cap from the pins. P4P800 SE P4P800 SE Chassis Alarm Lead 2-32 ® GAME CHASSIS1 ®...

  • Page 55: System Panel Connector

    This connector accommodates several system front panel functions. ® P4P800 SE P4P800 SE System Panel Connectors • System Power LED Lead (Green 3-1 pin PLED) This 3-1 pin connector connects to the system power LED. The LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.

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    • Hard disk activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED) This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. Any read or write activity of an IDE device cause this LED to light up. The System Panel connector is color-coded for easy and foolproof connection.

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

  • Page 58: Chapter Summary

    Chapter summary Starting up for the first time ... 3-1 Powering off the computer ... 3-2 ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

  • Page 59: Starting Up For The First Time

    30 seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance. 7. At power on, hold down <Del> to enter BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions in Chapter 4. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

  • Page 60: 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 1. Click the Start button then click Shut Down... 2. Make sure that the Shut down option button is selected, then click the OK button to shut down the computer. 3.

  • Page 61: Bios Setup

    Chapter 4 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 ... 4-9 Main menu ... 4-12 Advanced menu ... 4-16 Power menu ... 4-28 Boot menu ... 4-32 Exit menu ... 4-37 ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

  • Page 63: Managing And Updating Your Bios, Creating A Bootable Floppy Disk

    1. ASUS AFUDOS - Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk in DOS mode. 2. ASUS EZ Flash - Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST. 3. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 - Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk or the motherboard support CD.

  • Page 64: Using Afudos To Update The Bios

    4.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE utility: 1. Visit the ASUS website ( to download the latest BIOS file for your motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk. Write the BIOS file name on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS file name at the prompt.

  • Page 65: Using Afudos To Copy Bios From Pc, Afudos To Copy Bios From Pc

    Main filename A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.rom AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved. Reading flash ... 0x0008CC00 (9%) ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard Extension name...

  • Page 66: Using Asus Ez Flash To Update The Bios, Asus Ez Flash To Update Bios

    4.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily update the BIOS without having to go through the long process of booting from a diskette and using a DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash is built-in the BIOS firmware so it is accessible by simply pressing <Alt + F2>...

  • Page 67: Recovering The Bios With Crashfree Bios 2

    BIOS. See section “4.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk.” To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk: 1. Boot the system. 2. When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following screen message appears. Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery... Checking for floppy... ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

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    3. Insert a floppy disk that contains the original or the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. If all the necessary files are found in the floppy disk, the BIOS update process continues. Make sure that the BIOS file in the floppy disk is renamed as “P4P800SE.ROM”.

  • Page 69: Asus Update

    Visit ASUS website ( to download the latest BIOS file. 4.1.6 ASUS Update The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in Windows ® environment. This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard package.

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    3. If you selected updating/ downloading from the Internet, select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, or choose Auto Select. Click Next. 4. From the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you wish to download. Click Next.

  • Page 71: Bios Setup Program

    1. The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. 2. Visit the ASUS website ( to download the latest product and BIOS information. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

  • Page 72: Bios Menu Screen, Menu Bar, Navigation Keys

    4.2.1 BIOS menu screen Menu items Menu bar System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A Legacy Diskette B Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave Third IDE Master Fourth IDE Master IDE Configuration System Information Sub-menu items 4.2.2 Menu bar The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:...

  • Page 73: Menu Items, Sub-menu Items, Configuration Fields, Pop-up Window, Scroll Bar, General Help

    Press Up/Down arrow keys or PageUp/PageDown keys to display the other items on the screen. 4.2.9 General help At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard 4-11...

  • Page 74: Main Menu, System Time, System Date, Legacy Diskette A, Language

    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. System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A...

  • Page 75: Third And Fourth Ide Master

    When set to Disabled, the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard Select the type of device connected to the system.

  • Page 76: Ide Configuration

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

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    The Serial ATA BOOTROM item appears only when the item Configure S-ATA as RAID is set to [Yes] . IDE Detect Time Out [35] Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices. Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35] ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard 4-15...

  • Page 78: System Information, Advanced Menu

    4.3.7 System Information This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The items in this menu are auto-detected by BIOS. AMI BIOS Version : 1001.004 Build Date : 01/27/04 Processor Type : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Family CPU 2.40G Speed : 2400MHz Count...

  • Page 79: Jumperfree Configuration

    Allows enhanced system performance. Setting to [Turbo] may cause the system to become unstable. If this happens, revert to the default setting [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Turbo] ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard Select the target CPU frequency, and the [Standard] relevant parameters will be auto-adjusted.

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    When you set the AI Overclocking Tuner item to [Manual], the related overclocking items appear. Configure System Frequency/Voltage AI Overclock Tuner CPU External Frequency (MHz) DRAM Frequency AGP/PCI Frequency (MHz) CPU VCore Voltage DDR Reference Voltage AGP VDDQ Voltage Performance Mode CPU External Frequency (MHz) [XXX] Indicates the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI bus.

  • Page 81: Cpu Configuration

    [Disabled] [Enabled] CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto] This item allows you to disable or set to auto the CPU Internal Thermal Control function. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard Selects the VID setting at which the processor is to run.

  • Page 82: Chipset

    Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled] This item allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The Hyper-Threading Technology item appears only when you install an Intel ® Pentium 4.4.3 Chipset The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset settings.

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    Memory Acceleration Mode [Auto] This field when [Enabled] minimize latencies from CPU to memory to boost system performance. Enable this item to activate the ASUS HyperPath Technology feature. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] Setting to [Enabled] may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting [Auto].

  • Page 84: Onboard Devices Configuration

    ICH Delayed Transaction [Enabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] MPS Revision [1.1] Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4] 4.4.4 Onboard Devices Configuration OnBoard AC’97 Audio OnBoard LAN OnBoard LAN Boot ROM Serial Port1 Address Serial Port2 Address Parallel Port Address Parallel Port Mode ECP Mode DMA Channel Parallel Port IRQ OnBoard Game/MIDI Port...

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    Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3] Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7] Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7] Onboard Game/MIDI Port [Disabled] Allows you to select the Game Port address or to disable the port. Configuration options: [Disabled] [200/300] [200/330] [208/300] [208/330] ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard 4-23...

  • Page 86: Pci Pnp

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

  • Page 87: Usb Configuration

    USB Function [8 USB Ports] Allows you to enable or disable the USB function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 USB Ports] [4 USB Ports] [6 USB Ports] [8 USB Ports] ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard Enables USB host controllers. [8 USB Ports]...

  • Page 88

    Legacy USB Support [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.

  • Page 89: Instant Music Configuration

    Music CD playback. Configuration options: [IDE Primary Master] [IDE Primary Slave] [IDE Secondary Master] [IDE Secondary Slave] The above item appears only if you enabled the Instant Music item. ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard If enabled, power up by PS/2 kepyboard...

  • Page 90: Power Menu, Suspend Mode, Repost Video On S3 Resume, Acpi 2.0 Support, Acpi Apic Support

    Power menu The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Power Management (APM). Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration options. Suspend Mode Repost Video on S3 Resume ACPI 2.0 Support ACPI APIC Support APM Configuration Hardware Monitor 4.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto]...

  • Page 91: Apm Configuration

    [87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50%] [37.5%] [25%] [12.5%] Power Button Mode [On/Off] Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend] ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard Enable or disable APM. [Enabled]...

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    Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off] When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state whatever was the system state before the AC power loss.

  • Page 93: Hardware Monitor

    Q-Fan Control [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. When this field is set to [Enabled], the Fan Speed Ratio the appropriate fan speed ratio.

  • Page 94: Boot Menu

    CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] Power Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU, chassis, and power fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans is not connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows N/A.

  • Page 95: Boot Device Priority, Boot Settings Configuration

    This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you wish to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature. ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard Specifies the boot sequence from the [1st Floppy Drive] available devices.

  • Page 96

    Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current] Bootup Num-Lock [On] Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration options: [Off] [On] PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.

  • Page 97: Security

    If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for information on how to erase the RTC RAM. ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard <Enter> to change password.

  • Page 98: Change User Password

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

  • Page 99: Exit Menu

    Load Setup Defaults Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit. ASUS P4P800-E Deluxe motherboard Exit system setup after saving the changes. F10 key can be used for this operation.

  • Page 100

    Exit & Save Changes Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on even when the PC is turned off.

  • Page 101: Software Support

    Chapter 5 This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package. Software support...

  • Page 102

    Support CD information ... 5-1 Software Information ... 5-7 AI Net feature ... 5-12 SoundMAX ® 4 XL software ... 5-13 Intel ® RAID for Serial ATA configuration ... 5-19 Creating a RAID driver disk ... 5-23 ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

  • Page 103: Install An Operating System, Support Cd Information, Running The Support Cd

    The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates. 5.2.1 Running the support CD To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 104: Drivers Menu

    5.2.2 Drivers menu The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices. Intel Chipset Inf Update Program This item installs the Intel ® Chipset INF Update Program that enables ®...

  • Page 105: Utilities Menu

    This program allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS website. Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet connection so you can connect to the ASUS website. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard ®...

  • Page 106: Asus Contact Information

    Screen display and utilities option may not be the same for other operating system versions. 5.2.4 ASUS Contact Information Clicking the ASUS Contact Information tab displays as stated. You may also find this information in the inside front cover of this user guide. Chapter 5: Software support...

  • Page 107: Other Information

    CD. Click an icon to display the specified information. Motherboard Info The window displays the general specifications of the motherboard. Browse this CD The window displays the support CD contents in graphical format. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard...

  • Page 108

    Technical Support Form The window displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill up when requesting technical support. Filelist The window displays the contents of the support CD and a brief description of each in text format.

  • Page 109: Software Information, Asus Mylogo2™

    5.3.1 ASUS MyLogo2™ The ASUS MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from the software menu. See section “5.2.3 Utilities menu”. Before using ASUS MyLogo2™ feature, use the AFUDOS utility to make a copy of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS version from the ASUS website.

  • Page 110

    Your system boots with the new boot logo. Instead of starting from ASUS Update, you may also launch ASUS MyLogo2 directly from the Windows Start menu to change your BIOS boot logo. After you have modified the BIOS file with the new logo, use the ASUS Update utility to upload the new BIOS.

  • Page 111: Asus Instant Music

    2. Instant Music does not work if you installed and enabled an add-on sound card. 3. Instant Music only supports PS/2 keyboard. To enable ASUS Instant Music: 1. Connect the analog audio cable from the optical drive (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or CD-RW drive) to the 4-pin CD-In connector (labeled CD) on the motherboard.

  • Page 112

    To use ASUS Instant Music: 1. Ensure that the power cord is plugged to a grounded power source, so that the system has a standby power. 2. Use either one of the two sets of special function keys on your keyboard to play audio CDs.

  • Page 113

    7. Refer to the Instant Music function key definitions on the previous page to select other tracks or control the volume. 8. Press <F2> or <Enter> once to stop playing the CD. Press <F2> or <Enter> one more time to eject the CD. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard 5-11...

  • Page 114: Ai Net Feature

    AI Net feature The motherboard supports the Marvell Technology. The VCT virtually diagnoses and reports cable faults using the Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) tool. The VCT technology detects and reports open and shorted cables with up to one meter of accuracy. It also detects impedance mismatches, pair swaps, pair polarity problems, and pair skew problems of up to 64 ns.

  • Page 115

    4 XL software is correctly installed, you will find the SoundMAX the taskbar. From the taskbar, double-click on the SoundMAX4 XL icon to display the SoundMAX ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard ® 4 XL software ® 4 XL with AudioESP™ software to 4 XL requires Microsoft ®...

  • Page 116: Setup Wizards

    Setup wizards Use the speaker and microphone setup wizards to fine tune the gain/ attenuation of the inputs/outputs for optimal audio performance. You may launch the setup wizards by clicking the Configuration button when AudioESP detects and verifies a newly connected peripheral, or by clicking on the icon from the SoundMAX control panel.

  • Page 117

    The Preferences page of the SoundMAX4 XL allows you to change various audio settings. Listening environment options The SoundMAX4 XL support several audio technologies including SoundMAX SPX™ Animated Audio, 3DPA™, MultiDrive™ 5.1, EnvironmentFC™, MacroFX/ZoomFX™, and Virtual Theater Surround. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard 5-15...

  • Page 118

    Rear panel audio ports function variation The functions of the Line Out (lime), Line In (blue), and Mic (pink) ports on the rear panel change when you select the 4-channel or 6-channel audio configuration as shown in the following table. Headphone/ 2-Speaker Light Blue...

  • Page 119: Bios Configuration, Installing Serial Ata (sata) Hard Disks

    1. Attach either cable end to the SATA connector on the motherboard. 2. Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard disk. 3. Connect the SATA power cables. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard ® RAID 0 and RAID 1 for Serial ATA drives ®...

  • Page 120: Creating, Deleting, And Resetting Raid Sets, Creating A Raid Volume

    5.6.3 Creating, Deleting, and Resetting RAID Sets The Serial ATA RAID set must be configured in the RAID Configuration utility. This configuration can be done by the Intel During the Power-On Self Test (POST), the following message will appear for a few seconds: “Press <Ctrl-I> to enter Raid Configuration Utility”. When this message appears, press <Ctrl+I>...

  • Page 121: Deleting A Raid Volume

    Take caution in using this option; All data on the RAID drives will be lost! To delete a RAID volume: 1. Select 2 Delete RAID Volume then press <Enter>. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard DELETE ARRAY MENU Drives Capacity Status 149.0GB Normal HELP [<ESC>]-Previous Menu...

  • Page 122: Reset Raid Data

    2. Press <Del> to delete the RAID volume. Are you sure you want to delete this volume? Are you sure you want to delete volume "RAID_Volume1"? (Y/N) 3. The utility prompts a verification message, press <Y>. 5.6.6 Reset RAID Data Copyright(C) 2003 Intel Corporation.

  • Page 123: Creating A Raid Driver Disk

    SCSI or RAID driver. 2. Press <F6> then insert the RAID disk driver into the floppy disk drive. 3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation. ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard ® RAID driver is required when installing ®...

  • Page 124

    5-22 Chapter 5: Software support...

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