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  • Page 1 H81M-V PLUS E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 1 2015/1/19 15:50:45...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety information ...................... iv About this guide ......................iv Package contents ....................... vi H81M-V PLUS specifications summary..............vi Chapter 1: Product introduction Before you proceed ..................1-1 Motherboard overview ................. 1-2 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ..............1-4 System memory .................... 1-7 Expansion slots ....................
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety information Electrical safety • To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system. • When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
  • Page 5 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.
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    2 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR3 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz, non-ECC, un- Memory buffered memory Dual-channel memory architecture * Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List). ** When you install a total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows ® 32-bit operating system may only recognize less than 3GB.
  • Page 7 - ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection- Short circuit damage prevention - ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection - ASUS All 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5X longer lifespan with excellent durability - ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3X more durable corrosion-resistant...
  • Page 8 H81M-V PLUS specifications summary 2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports Internal connectors/ switches/ buttons 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors 2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    • Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them. • Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component. • Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX 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, or components. ASUS H81M-V PLUS E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 1 2015/1/19 15:50:51...
  • Page 10: Motherboard Overview

    1.2.2 Screw holes Place six 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 H81M-V PLUS Chapter 1: Product introduction E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 2 2015/1/19 15:50:51...
  • Page 11 6. Intel H81 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1~2) 1-16 ® 7. Intel H81 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1~2) 1-15 ® 8. Clear RTC RAM (2-pin CLRTC) 1-11 9. Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER) 1-17 10. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL) 1-19 11. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112) 1-18 12. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS) 1-18 1-14 13. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM) 14. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) 1-19 15. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) 1-15 ASUS H81M-V PLUS E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 3 2015/1/19 15:50:52...
  • Page 12: Central Processing Unit (Cpu)

    Central Processing Unit (CPU) This motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1150 socket designed for the 4th generation Intel Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium and Celeron processors. ® ® ® H81M-V PLUS H81M-V PLUS CPU socket LGA1150 Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU. • Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. • 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 LGA1150 socket. • The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap. 1.3.1 Installing the CPU Chapter 1: Product introduction E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 4...
  • Page 13 1.3.2 CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink and CPU before you install the heatsink and fan if necessary. ASUS H81M-V PLUS E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 5 2015/1/19 15:50:53...
  • Page 14 To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly Chapter 1: Product introduction E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 6 2015/1/19 15:50:54...
  • Page 15: System Memory

    System memory 1.4.1 Overview This motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. 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: Channel Sockets Channel A DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 Channel B H81M-V PLUS H81M-V PLUS 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets 1.4.2 Memory configurations You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets. • You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation. • Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimal compatibility, we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or date code (D/C) from the same vendor. Check with the retailer to get the correct memory modules. • Memory modules with memory frequency higher than 2133 MHz and its corresponding timing or the loaded X.M.P. Profile is not the JEDEC memory standard. The stability and compatibility of these memory modules depend on the CPU’s capabilities and other installed devices.
  • Page 16 • The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect (SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module. Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2.5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory frequency adjustment. • For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full memory load (2 DIMMs) or overclocking condition. • Visit the ASUS website at: www.asus.com for the latest QVL. 1.4.3 Installing a DIMM Chapter 1: Product introduction E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 8 2015/1/19 15:50:55...
  • Page 17: Expansion Slots

    To install an expansion card: Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis). Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later use. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot. Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier. Replace the system cover. 1.5.2 Configuring an expansion card After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup. Assign an IRQ to the card. Install the software drivers for the expansion card. 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 H81M-V PLUS E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 9 2015/1/19 15:50:55...
  • Page 18 1.5.3 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications. 1.5.4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot This motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot that supports PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications. IRQ assignments for this motherboard PCIE x16 shared – – – – – – – PCIE x1_1 shared – – – – – – – PCIE x1_2 –...
  • Page 19: Headers

    Headers Clear RTC RAM (2-pin CLRTC) This header 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. CLRTC H81M-V PLUS PIN 1 H81M-V PLUS Clear RTC RAM To erase the RTC RAM: Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord. Use a metal object such as a screwdriver to short the two pins. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re- enter data. • If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and short the two pins again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the battery. • You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature. Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter settings to default values.
  • Page 20: Connectors

    Connectors 1.7.1 Rear panel connectors PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse. USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 3.0 devices. • DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows ® operating system. • Due to USB 3.0 controller limitations, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under a Windows OS environment and after USB 3.0 driver installation. ® • USB 3.0 devices can only be used for data storage. • We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster and better performance from your USB 3.0 devices. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 2.0/1.1 devices. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices.
  • Page 21 Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Lime (Rear panel) Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Pink (Rear panel) Mic In Mic In Bass/Center Bass/Center Lime (Front panel) Side Speaker Out To configure a 7.1-channel audio output: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support a 7.1-channel audio output. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 2.0/1.1 devices. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard. ASUS H81M-V PLUS 1-13 E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 13 2015/1/19 15:50:57...
  • Page 22 -5 Volts PIN 1 +5 Volts +5 Volts PSON# +3 Volts -12 Volts H81M-V PLUS +3 Volts +3 Volts PIN 1 H81M-V PLUS ATX power connectors • We recommend that you use an ATX 12V Specification 2.0-compliant power supply unit (PSU) with a minimum of 350W power rating. This PSU type has 24-pin and 4-pin power plugs. • DO NOT forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug. Otherwise, the system will not boot up. • We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when configuring a system with more power-consuming devices or when you intend to install additional devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
  • Page 23 AAFP PIN 1 PIN 1 H81M-V PLUS HD-audio-compliant Legacy AC’97 pin definition compliant definition H81M-V PLUS Front panel audio connector • We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability. • If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]. If you want to connect an AC’97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default, this connector is set to [HD]. Intel H81 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1~2) ®...
  • Page 24 H81 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1~2) ® These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical drives via Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables. H81M-V PLUS H81M-V PLUS SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to [AHCI Mode]. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN) Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
  • Page 25 Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM) This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. PIN 1 H81M-V PLUS H81M-V PLUS Serial port connector The COM module is purchased separately. Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER) The 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker allows you hear system beeps and warnings. SPEAKER H81M-V PLUS PIN 1 H81M-V PLUS Speaker connector ASUS H81M-V PLUS 1-17 E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 17...
  • Page 26 The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis intrusion event. By default, the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the chassis intrusion detection feature. CHASSIS H81M-V PLUS PIN 1 H81M-V PLUS Chassis intrusion connector 1-18 Chapter 1: Product introduction E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 18 2015/1/19 15:50:59...
  • Page 27 System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. F_PANEL +PWR LED PWR_BTN PIN 1 H81M-V PLUS +HDD_LED- RESET H81M-V PLUS System panel connector • System power LED (2-pin +PWR_LED-) This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode. • Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin +HDD_LED-) This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD. • ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR_BTN) This connector is for the system power button.
  • Page 28: Software Support

    ® (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware. Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed information. 1.8.2 Support DVD information The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features. 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. To run the Support DVD Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the DVD automatically displays the Specials screen which lists the unique features of your ASUS motherboard. Click Drivers, Utilities, AHCI Driver, Manual, Contact and Specials tabs to display their respective menus. The following screen is for reference only. Click an icon to display Support DVD/motherboard...
  • Page 29: Chapter 2: Bios Information

    Service Provider). 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based utility. Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
  • Page 30 2.1.3 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 restore a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.
  • Page 31 ENTER to select boot device ESC to boot using defaults P2: ST3808110AS (76319MB) aigo miniking (250MB) UEFI: (FAT) ASUS DRW-2014L1T(4458MB) P1: ASUS DRW-2014L1T(4458MB) UEFI: (FAT) aigo miniking (250MB) Enter Setup When the booting message appears, press <Enter> within five (5) seconds to enter FreeDOS prompt.
  • Page 32 ASUSTeK BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2014/01/01] Current ROM Update ROM BOARD: H81M-V PLUS BOARD: Unknown VER: 0301 (H :00 B :00) VER: Unknown DATE: 12/16/2014 DATE: Unknown PATH: FORMAN~1 <DIR> H81MVP.CAP 8390656 2014-12-16 21:14:34 Drives Files panel panel Note...
  • Page 33: 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 at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. •...
  • Page 34 BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the following sections for the detailed configurations. To access the EZ Mode, click Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode or press F7. Chapter 2: Getting started E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 6...
  • Page 35 Submenu items A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>. ASUS H81M-V PLUS 2‑7 E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 7 2015/1/19 15:51:26...
  • Page 36: My Favorites

    Pop-up window Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop‑up window with the configuration options for that item. 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.
  • Page 37: Main Menu

    RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.6 Headers for information on how to erase the RTC RAM. • The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed. ASUS H81M-V PLUS E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 9 2015/1/19 15:51:28...
  • Page 38: Ai Tweaker Menu

    Ai Tweaker menu The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking‑related items. Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you installed on the motherboard.
  • Page 39: Monitor Menu

    The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change the fan settings. Boot menu The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Scroll down to display the other items. ASUS H81M-V PLUS 2-11 E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 11 2015/1/19 15:51:30...
  • Page 40: Tool Menu

    Tool menu The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the submenu. 2.10 Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
  • Page 41: Appendices

    : (1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et (2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil. H81M-V PLUS E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 1 2015/1/19 15:51:31...
  • Page 42 ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials.
  • Page 43: Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site http://www.asus.com/us/ Technical Support Support fax +1-812-284-0883 General support +1-812-282-2787 Online support http://www.service.asus.com/ ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959931 Web site http://www.asus.com/de Online contact http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales Technical Support Telephone +49-2102-5789555...
  • Page 44 Appendices E9408_H81M-V_PLUS_Guide.indb 4 2015/1/19 15:51:33...