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  • Page 1 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 2 INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety information ......................iv About this guide ........................iv Package contents ......................vi 970 PRO GAMING/AURA specifications summary ............vi Chapter 1: Product Introduction Before you proceed ..................1-1 Motherboard overview ..................1-1 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................1-5 System memory ....................1-9 Expansion slots ....................1-12 Jumpers ......................1-15 Connectors ......................1-17...
  • Page 4: Safety Information

    Safety information Electrical safety 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. Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
  • 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 that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package.
  • Page 6: Package Contents

    Chipset ® 970+SB950 Chipset ECC, un-buffered memory Dual-channel memory architecture * Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists). Memory * Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows ® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Install a 64-bit Windows ®...
  • Page 7 970 PRO GAMING/AURA specifications summary AMD SB950 controller: - 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) (black) with Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 support Storage - 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 2.0 x4)
  • Page 8 8-channel audio I/O ports 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI BIOS features 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. 1.2.1 Placement direction orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below. ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 10 1.2.2 Screw holes Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Place this side towards the rear of the chassis Chapter 1: Product Introduction...
  • Page 11 1.2.3 Motherboard layout ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 12 1.2.4 Layout contents Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED Page 1-19 socket 1-20 1-22 1-23 1-25 1-26 1-24 1-16 1-19 1-22 1-21 1-20 1-21 Chapter 1: Product Introduction...
  • Page 13: Central Processing Unit (Cpu)

    Central Processing Unit (CPU) ® ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 14 1.3.1 Installing the CPU Chapter 1: Product Introduction...
  • Page 15 1.3.2 CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation before you install the heatsink and fan if necessary. To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 16 To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly Chapter 1: Product Introduction...
  • Page 17: System Memory

    System memory 1.4.1 Overview Channel Sockets Recommended memory configurations ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 18 1.4.2 Memory configurations sockets. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVL. operation. ® following: ® ® motherboard. less. Chapter 1: Product Introduction 1-10...
  • Page 19 1.4.3 Installing a DIMM To remove a DIMM ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 1-11...
  • Page 20: Expansion Slots

    Expansion slots the slots and the expansion cards that they support. cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. 1.5.1 Installing an expansion card To install an expansion card: make the necessary hardware settings for the card. use. seated on the slot. 1.5.2 Configuring an expansion card Chapter 1: Product Introduction...
  • Page 21 1.5.3 PCI Express 2.0 slots Slot No. Expansion slot ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 1-13...
  • Page 22 PCI Express 2.0 operating mode VGA configuration PCIe 2.0 x16/x8_1 PCIe 2.0 x8_2 recommended) IRQ assignments for this motherboard shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared Chapter 1: Product Introduction 1-14...
  • Page 23: Jumpers

    Jumpers Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) To erase the RTC RAM: reenter data. battery. turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the power cord before rebooting the system. ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 1-15...
  • Page 24 Overclocking Jack (8-1 pin OCJ) seconds to use its function. to modify the settings causing boot failure. Chapter 1: Product Introduction 1-16...
  • Page 25: Connectors

    Connectors 1.7.1 Rear panel connectors Rear panel connectors * and **: Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LEDs and audio port definitions. ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 1-17...
  • Page 26 ® *LAN port LED indications Speed Activity Link Activity/Link LED Speed LED Status Description Status Description LAN port then steady) ** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration Headset Port 4-channel 6-channel 8-channel 2-channel Pink Chapter 1: Product Introduction...
  • Page 27 1.7.2 Internal connectors ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V) ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 1-19...
  • Page 28 CPU, CPU optional, Water pump, and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CPU_OPT, 4-Pin W_PUMP, 4-pin CHA_FAN1-3) black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM) Chapter 1: Product Introduction 1-20...
  • Page 29 Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) TPM connector (14-1 pin TPM) ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 1-21...
  • Page 30 USB 2.0 connector (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112, USB1314) USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12) Chapter 1: Product Introduction 1-22...
  • Page 31 AMD SB950 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1~6 [black]) ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 1-23...
  • Page 32 System panel connector (20-5 pin PANEL) This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings. This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the operating system settings.
  • Page 33 M.2 (Socket 3) ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 1-25...
  • Page 34: Onboard Leds

    Onboard LEDs Standby Power LED (SB_PWR) Q LEDs (BOOT_DEVICE_LED; VGA_LED; DRAM_LED; CPU_LED) way to locate the root problem within seconds. Chapter 1: Product Introduction 1-26...
  • Page 35 M2 LED (M2_SSD_LED) RGB LED ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 1-27...
  • Page 36 Chapter 1: Product Introduction...
  • Page 38 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2: Advanced Mode Tool ASUS EZ Flash Utility Drive Folder Info Select the Load Optimized Defaults Exit Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 39 2.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility 970PGMA.CAP Recovering the BIOS To recover the BIOS: 2.1.4 ASUS BIOS Updater Before updating BIOS ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 40 Booting the system in DOS environment Please select boot device: ASUS DVD-E818A6T (4069MB) USB DISK 2.0 (3824MB) UEFI: (FAT) USB DISK 2.0 (3824MB) Enter Setup to move selection ENTER to select boot device ESC to boot using defaults ISOLINUX 3.20 2006-08-26 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin A Bootable DVD/CD is detected.
  • Page 41 970PGMA.CAP 8390656 2015-12-08 21:14:34 Drives panel Files panel Note [Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch [V] Drive Info [Up/Down/Home/End] Move [Esc] Exit Are you sure you want to update the BIOS? the Load Optimized Defaults Exit ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 42: Bios Setup Program

    BIOS setup program Entering BIOS Setup at startup To enter BIOS Setup at startup: Delete Delete Entering BIOS Setup after POST To enter BIOS Setup after POST: Ctrl Ctrl www.asus.com Load Optimized Defaults 1.6 Jumpers for information Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 43 ASUS Optimal Normal mode optimized Selects the boot device priority mode default device priority Selects the Displays the Displays the system Advanced Advanced mode properties of the mode functions menus Power saving selected mode mode Boot Menu(F8) ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 44 Advanced Mode Advanced Mode Exit ASUS EZ Mode General help Menu bar Back button Menu items Configuration fields Last modified Navigation keys settings Submenu item Scroll bar Pop-up window Quick note Menu bar My Favorites Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor...
  • Page 45 Menu items Main Back button Submenu items Pop-up window Scroll bar Navigation keys General help Configuration fields Quick Note button Last Modified button ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 46: My Favorites

    My Favorites Adding items to My Favorites 2-10 Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 47: Main Menu

    Main menu System Language [English] System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] System Time [xx:xx:xx] Security Jumpers Administrator or User Password Not Installed Installed ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 2-11...
  • Page 48 Administrator Password To set an administrator password: Administrator Password Create New Password To change an administrator password: Administrator Password Enter Current Password Create New Password Administrator Password Not Installed User Password User Password Not Installed Installed To set a user password: User Password Create New Password To change a user password:...
  • Page 49: Ai Tweaker Menu

    Ai Tweaker menu Current CPU Speed : xxxxMHz Target CPU Speed : xxxxMHz Current Memory Frequency : xxxxMHz Current NB Frequency : xxxxMHz Current HT Link Speed : xxxxMHz ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 50 Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto] CPU Ratio [Auto] AMD Turbo CORE technology [Auto] Memory Frequency [Auto] CPU/NB Frequency [Auto] HT Link Speed [Auto] CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto] PCIe Spread Spectrum [Auto] 2-14 Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 51 EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled] [Enabled] EPU Setting [Auto] OC Tuner [CANCEL] DRAM Timing Control DRAM Driving Control DIGI+ Power Control CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto] ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 2-15...
  • Page 52 CPU/NB Load-Line Calibration [Auto] CPU Current Capability [Auto] CPU/NB Current Capability [Auto] CPU Power Phase Control [Standard] CPU Voltage Frequency [Auto] to [Auto] VRM Spread Spectrum [Disabled] 2-16 Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 53 CPU Power Thermal Control [130] CPU & NB Voltage [Offset Mode] CPU & NB Voltage Mode to [Offset Mode] Offset Mode Sign [+] CPU Offset Voltage [Auto] CPU/NB Offset Mode Sign [+] CPU/NB Offset Voltage [Auto] ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 2-17...
  • Page 54: Advanced Menu

    to [Manual Mode] CPU Manual Voltage [Auto] CPU/NB Manual Voltage [Auto] CPU VDDA Voltage [Auto] DRAM Voltage [Auto] NB Voltage [Auto] NB HT Voltage [Auto] Advanced menu Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 55 2.6.1 CPU Configuration Cool‘n’Quiet [Always Enabled] C1E [Enabled] SVM [Enabled] Core C6 State [Enabled] HPC Mode [Disabled] Apm Master Mode [Auto] 2.6.2 SATA Configuration Not Present SB SATA Configuration OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled] to [Enabled] ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 2-19...
  • Page 56 SATA Port1 - Port4 [AHCI] [AHCI] SATA ESP on PORT1 ~ 4 [Disabled] to [RAID] Board SATA RAID ROM [Legacy ROM] SATA Port5 - Port6 [AHCI] SATA Port1–Port 4 and the SATA Port5–Port 6 to [AHCI] SATA ESP on PORT5 ~ 6 [Disabled] S.M.A.R.T.
  • Page 57 [Auto] or [Enabled] Legacy USB3.0 Support [Enabled] EHCI Hand-off [Disabled] SB USB Configuration USB PORT 1 ~ 14 [Enabled] 2.6.4 CPU Core On/Off Function CPU Core Activation [Auto] [Manual] 3rd & 4th Core [Enabled] ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 2-21...
  • Page 58 5th & 6th Core [Enabled] 7th & 8th Core [Enabled] 2.6.5 Onboard Devices Configuration Asmedia USB 3.1 Controller [Enabled] Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller [Enabled] Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support [Disabled] Intel LAN Controller [Enabled] [Enabled] Lntel LAN PXE Option ROM [Disabled] Serial Port Configuration Serial Port [Enabled] [Enabled]...
  • Page 59 SB HD Azalia Configuration HD Azalia Configuration to [Enabled] Azalia Front Panel [HD] SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF] 2.6.6 ErP Ready [Disabled] Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off] Power On By PME [Disabled] Power On By Ring [Disabled] ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 60: Monitor Menu

    Power On By RTC [Disabled] 2.6.7 Network Stack Network Stack [Disabled] [Enabled] Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled] Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled] 2.6.8 NVMe Configuration Monitor menu 2-24 Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 61 Pump Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A] Ignore CPU Q-Fan Control [PWM Mode] [PWM Mode] or [DC Mode] CPU_FAN Speed Low Limit [600 RPM] CPU Fan Profile [Standard] [Manual] CPU Upper Temperature [70] ° range from 20° ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 2-25...
  • Page 62 CPU Lower Temperature [20] CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100] CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [30] ° Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled] [Enabled] Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM] Chassis Fan Profile [Standard] [Manual] Chassis Upper Temperature [70] ° ° Chassis Lower Temperature [40] Chassis Fan Max.
  • Page 63 PUMP Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM] Water Pump Profile [Standard] Water Pump Profile Water Pump Upper Temperature [70] ° ° Water Pump Lower Temperature [40] Water Pump Max. Duty Cycle(%) [60] Water Pump Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60] ° ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 2-27...
  • Page 64: Boot Menu

    Boot menu Fast Boot [Enabled] [Enabled] USB Support [Partial Initialization] Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 65 PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Support [Full Initialization] Network Stack Driver Support [Disabled] Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot] Boot Logo Display [Auto] [Auto] and [Full Screen] Post Delay Time [3 sec] [Disabled] Post Report [5 sec] ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA 2-29...
  • Page 66 INT19 Trap Response [Postponed] Bootup NumLock State [On] Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled] Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS] Setup Mode [EZ Mode] CSM (Compatibility Support Module) Launch CSM [Enabled] ® ® [Enabled] Boot Devices Control [UEFI and Legacy OPROM] Boot from Network Devices [Legacy OpROM first] Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OpROM first] Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 67 OS Type [Windows UEFI mode] ® ® ® ® non- ® ® Key Management Clear Secure Boot keys Save Secure Boot Keys PK Management Delete PK Load PK from File KEK Management ® Delete the KEK ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 68 Load KEK from File Append KEK from File DB Management Delete the db Load db from File Append db from File DBX Management Delete the dbx Load dbx from File Append dbx from File Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 69: Tool Menu

    Tool menu Enter ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS SPD Information DIMM Slot # [Slot 2] ASUS O.C. Profile Setup Profile Status Not Installed Save to Profile Load from Profile ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 70: Exit Menu

    2.10 Exit menu Load Optimized Defaults Save Changes & Reset Discard Changes & Exit ASUS EZ Mode Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device Chapter 2: BIOS Information...
  • Page 71: Appendices

    Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. ASUS 970 PRO GAMING/AURA...
  • Page 72 IC: Canadian Compliance Statement 210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations. This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
  • Page 73 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 74 Português A AsusTek Inc. declara que este dispositivo está em English AsusTek Inc. hereby declares that this device is in compliance with conformidade com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições relevantes the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of CE Directives. das Diretivas da CE.
  • Page 75: 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 Telephone +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 +49-2102-959911 Web site http://www.asus.com/de Online contact http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales Technical Support Telephone +49-1805-010923 Support Fax...