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  • Page 1 ASUS Essentio Desktop PC CM6870 User Manual...
  • 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 Notices ... 5 Safety information ... 7 Conventions used in this guide ... 8 Where to find more information ... 8 Package contents ... 9 Chapter 1: Getting started Welcome! ...11 Getting to know your computer ...11 Setting up your computer ... 15 Turning your computer ON/OFF ...
  • Page 4 Contents Chapter 6: ASUS AI Suite II ... 47 ASUS AI Manager ... 5 Ai Charger ... 55 ASUS Webstorage ... 56 ASUS Easy Update ... 58 ASUS Instant On ... 59 Nero 9 ... 60 Recovering your system ... 61 Chapter 7: Troubleshooting ...
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices 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 6: Rf Exposure Warning

    RF exposure warning This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions and the antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 0 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    Safety information Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth. DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces.
  • Page 8: Conventions Used In This Guide

    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 website ASUS Local Technical Support Visit ASUS website at for the contact information of local Technical Support Engineer.
  • Page 9: Package Contents

    Package contents ASUS Essentio Desktop PC Mouse x1 Installation Guide x1 • If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer. • The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may vary with different models.
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    All these values are encapsulated in a stunningly futuristic and stylish system casing. Read the ASUS Warranty Card before setting up your ASUS Desktop PC. Getting to know your computer Illustrations are for reference only. The ports and their locations, and the chassis color vary with different models.
  • Page 12: Rear Panel

    USB 3.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus .0 (USB .0) ports connect to USB .0 USB 3.0 ports. devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others. USB 2.0 ports. USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus .0 (USB .0) ports connect to USB .0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
  • Page 13 Line In port �light blue�. This port connects to a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources. Refer to the audio configuration table on the next page for the function of the audio ports in a 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration. ASUS CM6870 ® ®...
  • Page 14 Expansion slot bracket. Remove the expansion slot bracket when installing an expansion card. ASUS WLAN Card �on selected models only�. This optional WLAN card allows your ASUS WLAN Card �on selected models only�. computer to connect to a wireless network.
  • Page 15: Setting Up Your Computer

    Connecting an external monitor Using the ASUS Graphics Card �on selected models only� Connect your monitor to the display output port on the discrete ASUS Graphics Card. To connect an external monitor using the ASUS Graphics Card: Connect a monitor to a display output port on the ASUS Graphics Card.
  • Page 16 HDMI monitor to the HDMI port on the rear panel of your computer. Plug the monitor to a power source. • If your computer comes with an ASUS Graphics Card, the graphics card is set as the primary display device in the BIOS. Hence, connect your monitor to a display output port on the graphics card.
  • Page 17: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connect your USB keyboard and USB mouse to the USB .0 ports. Connecting the power cord Connect one end of the power cord to the power connector on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to a power source. ASUS CM6870...
  • Page 18: Turning Your Computer On/off

    Turning your computer ON/OFF This section describes how to turn on/off your computer after setting up your computer. Turning your computer ON To turn your computer ON: Turn on the power switch. Turn your monitor ON. Press the power button on your computer. Wait until the operating system loads automatically.
  • Page 19: Chapter 2: Using Windows

    To skip this step, select Ask me later. Review your date and time settings. Click Next. The system loads the new settings and restarts. You may now start using your computer. ASUS CM6870 7 operating system. ®...
  • Page 20: Using The Start Menu

    Using Windows ® Click the Start icon Using the Start menu The Start menu gives you access to programs, utilities, and other useful items on your computer. It also provides you with more information about Windows 7 through its Help and Support feature.
  • Page 21: Pinning Programs On The Start Menu Or Taskbar

    Unpinning programs from the taskbar To unpin programs from the taskbar: From the taskbar, right-click the program that you want to remove from the taskbar, then select Unpin this program from taskbar. ASUS CM6870 to launch the Start menu. to launch the Start menu.
  • Page 22: Managing Your Files And Folders

    Using the notification area By default, the notification area shows these three icons: Action Center notification Click this icon to display all the alert messages/notifications and launch the Windows Action Center. Network connection This icon displays the connection status and signal strength of the wired or wireless network connection.
  • Page 23 From the menu that appears, select Sort by, then select your preferred sorting type. Grouping your files To group your files: Launch Windows Explorer. Right-click anywhere on the View pane. From the menu that appears, select Group by, then select your preferred grouping type. ASUS CM6870...
  • Page 24: Backing Up Your Files

    Adding a new folder To add a new folder: Launch Windows Explorer. From the toolbar, click New folder. Key in a name for the new folder. You may also right-click anywhere on the View pane, click New > Folder. Backing up your files Setting up a backup To set up a backup: >...
  • Page 25: Protecting Your Computer

    Key in the name of the new user. Select either Standard user or Administrator as the user type. When done, click Create Account. ASUS CM6870 , then click Open to launch the Start menu. > Getting Started > Add new users.
  • Page 26: Getting Windows ® Help And Support

    Setting up a user’s password To set up a user’s password: Select the user that you would like to set a password. Select Create a password. Key in a password and confirm it. Key in your password’s hint. When done, click Create password. Activating the anti-virus software Trend Micro Internet Security is pre-installed on your computer.
  • Page 27: Chapter 3: Connecting Devices To Your Computer

    When the Safe to Remove Hardware message pops up, remove the USB storage device from your computer. DO NOT remove a USB storage device when data transfer is in progress. Doing so may cause data loss or damage the USB storage device. ASUS CM6870 Rear panel...
  • Page 28: Connecting Microphone And Speakers

    Connecting microphone and speakers This desktop PC comes with microphone ports and speaker ports on both the front and rear panels. The audio I/O ports located on the rear panel allow you to connect -channel, 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel stereo speakers. Connecting Headphone and Mic Connecting 2-channel Speakers Chapter : Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 29 Connecting 4-channel Speakers Connecting 6-channel Speakers ASUS CM6870...
  • Page 30 Connecting 8-channel Speakers Chapter : Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 31: Connecting Multiple External Displays

    Refer to Setting up your computer section in Chapter 1 for details on how to connect a monitor to your computer. For some graphic cards, only the monitor that is set to be the primary display has display during POST. The dual display function works only under Windows. ASUS CM6870...
  • Page 32 Turn on your computer. Do any of the following to open the Screen Resolution setting screen: > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > • Click Change display settings. • Right click anywhere on your Windows desktop. When the pop-up menu appears, click Personalize >...
  • Page 33: Connecting An Hdtv

    Connect a High Definition TV (HDTV) to the HDMI port of your computer. • You need an HDMI cable to connect the HDTV and the computer. The HDMI cable is purchased separately. • To get the best display performance, ensure that your HDMI cable is less than 15 meters. ASUS CM6870...
  • Page 34 Chapter : Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 35: Chapter 4: Using Your Computer

    Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare such as windows and straight sunlight. • Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC. ASUS CM6870 Eye level to the top of the monitor screen 90˚ angles...
  • Page 36: Using The Memory Card Reader

    Using the memory card reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards to store digital picture or media files. The built-in memory card reader on the front panel of your system allows you to read from and write to different memory card drives. To use the memory card: Insert the memory card into the card slot.
  • Page 37: Using The Optical Drive

    • Press the eject button below the drive bay cover. Right-click the CD/DVD drive icon on the Computer screen, and then click E�ect. • Remove the disc from the disc tray. ASUS CM6870 7 Start button on the taskbar, ®...
  • Page 38: Using The Multimedia Keyboard (on Selected Models Only)

    Using the multimedia keyboard �on selected models only� The keyboard varies with models. The illustrations on this section are for reference only. ASUS PRIMAX/KB2621 keyboard Keys Description Decreases the system volume. Turns the volume’s mute mode on/off. Increases the system volume.
  • Page 39 ASUS KB34211 modern wired keyboard Hot keys The special function keys only work on Windows systems. ASUS CM6870 Description Turns the volume’s mute mode on/off. Decreases the system volume. Increases the system volume. Vista / Windows ® ® 7 / XP operating...
  • Page 40 Chapter 4: Using your computer...
  • Page 41: Chapter 5: Connecting To The Internet

    DSL/cable modem. Turn on the DSL/cable modem and your computer. Configure the necessary Internet connection settings. Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or assistance in setting up your Internet connection. ASUS CM6870 Modem RJ-45 cable...
  • Page 42: Connecting Via A Local Area Network �lan

    Connecting via a local area network �LAN� To connect via a LAN: Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to your LAN. Turn on your computer. Configure the necessary Internet connection settings.
  • Page 43: Wireless Connection (on Selected Models Only)

    • To increase the range and sensitivity of the wireless radio signal, connect the external antennas to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card. • Place the antennas on the top of your computer for the best wireless performance.
  • Page 44 To connect to a wireless network: Click the network icon networks. Select the wireless network that you want to connect to, then click Connect. You may need to key in the network security key for a secured wireless network, then click OK.
  • Page 45 Wait while your computer is connecting to the wireless network. The wireless connection is established successfully. The connection status is displayed and the network icon displays the connected ASUS CM6870 status.
  • Page 46 Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet...
  • Page 47: Asus Ai Suite Ii

    Recovering your system in this chapter. ASUS AI Suite II ASUS AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to launch and operate these utilities simultaneously. This utility is pre-installed on some models. For models without an operating system, follow the steps below to install this utility.
  • Page 48: The Tool Menu

    The Tool menu The Tool menu includes the EPU, Probe II, and Sensor Recorder panels. Launching EPU EPU is an energy-efficient tool that provides you with a total power-saving solution. It detects the current loading and intelligently adjusts the power usage in real-time. When you select the Auto mode, the system changes modes automatically according to the current system status.
  • Page 49 The Preference tab allows you to customize the time interval of sensor alerts, or • change the temperature unit. Saves your configuration Loads your saved configuration ASUS CM6870 Applies your Loads the default changes threshold values for each sensor...
  • Page 50 Launching and configuring Sensor Recorder Sensor Recorder allows you to monitor the changes in the system voltage, temperature, and fan speed, as well as recording the changes. To launch Sensor Recorder: Click Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar. •...
  • Page 51: Asus Update

    The Update menu allows you to update the motherboard BIOS and the BIOS boot logo with the ASUS designed update utilities. ASUS Update The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows OS. The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the BIOS directly ®...
  • Page 52: The System Information Screen

    Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file To update the BIOS through a BIOS file: From the ASUS Update screen, select Update BIOS from file, then click Next. Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, click Open, and click Next.
  • Page 53: Asus Ai Manager

    AI Manager either from the quick bar or taskbar. AI Manager quick bar The AI Manager quick bar saves the desktop space and allows you to launch the ASUS utilities or display system information easily. Click any of the Main, My Favorites, Support or Information tab to display the menu’s contents.
  • Page 54 AI Disk AI Disk allows you to easily clear temporary IE files, IE cookies, IE URLs, IE history, or the Recycle Bin. Click the AI Disk icon on the quick bar to display the full AI Disk window and select the items you want to clear. Click Apply when done. AI Security AI Security enables you to set a password to secure your devices, such as USB flash disks and CD/DVD disks, from unauthorized access.
  • Page 55: Ai Charger

    Right click on the application icon to launch, delete, or rename the selected application. You can also double click to launch the selected application. Support Click any links on the Support window to go to the ASUS website, technical support website, download support website, or contact information. Information Click the tab on the Information window to see the detailed information about your system, motherboard, CPU, BIOS, installed device(s), and memory.
  • Page 56: Asus Webstorage

    Installing webstorage To install webstorage: Place the support DVD in the optical drive. Double-click the setup.exe file from the ASUS WebStorage folder in the Software folder in the support DVD. Launching Webstorage To launch the WebStorage from the desktop, click Start >...
  • Page 57 To store the updated files to MySyncFolder for easy access and share of all types of files without the limitation of location or device. Calendar ASUS WebStorage automatically syncs the most updated calendar events to all personal computers so that you know the exact events no matter which PC is in use. BookmarkSyncer The convenient BookmarkSyncer keeps our browser preference and bookmark to the cloud automatically synchronized in multiple computer.
  • Page 58: Asus Easy Update

    ASUS Easy Update ASUS Easy Update is a software tool that automatically detects the latest drivers and applications for your system. From the Windows ® right-click the ASUS Easy Update icon. Select Schedule to set how often you want to update your system.
  • Page 59: Asus Instant On

    ASUS Instant On ASUS Instant On gives you with a quick access to the Hybrid Sleep mode. Using ASUS Instant On To use ASUS Instant On: The Instant On utility is pre-installed on your computer and automatically launches after starting up your computer.
  • Page 60: Nero 9

    Nero 9 Nero 9 allows you to create, copy, burn, edit, share, and update different kinds of data Installing Nero 9 To install Nero 9: Insert the Nero 9 DVD into your optical drive. If Autorun is enabled, the main menu appears automatically. If Autorun is disabled, double-click the SeupX.exe file from the main directory of your Nero 9 DVD.
  • Page 61: Recovering Your System

    System D�D Backup: This feature allows you to make a backup copy of the support DVD. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process. Visit the ASUS website at for updated drivers and utilities. ASUS CM6870...
  • Page 62 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process. DO NOT remove the Recovery disc, unless instructed to do so, during the recovery process or else your partitions will be unusable. Visit the ASUS website at for updated drivers and utilities. Chapter 6: Using the utilities...
  • Page 63: Chapter 7: Troubleshooting

    • Connect the external antennas (optional) to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card and place the antennas on the top of your computer chassis for the best wireless performance. The arrow keys on the number key pad are not working.
  • Page 64 No display on the monitor. • Check if the monitor is powered on. • Ensure that your monitor is properly connected to the video output port on your computer. • If your computer comes with a discrete graphics card, ensure that you connect your monitor to a video output port on the discrete graphics card.
  • Page 65 The D�D drive e�ect button is not respond. > Computer. Click Right-click ASUS CM6870 . To enable the system from the Windows notification area, then click and drag the slider to adjust the volume. , then click E�ect from the menu.
  • Page 66 Power Problem Possible Cause Incorrect power voltage No power (The power Your computer is not indicator is off) turned on. Your computer’s power cord is not properly connected. PSU (Power supply unit) problems Display Problem Possible Cause The signal cable is No display not connected to the output after...
  • Page 67 Connect the LAN cable to your computer. Ensure the LAN LED is on. If not, try another LAN cable. If it still does not work, contact the ASUS service center. Ensure that your computer is properly connected to a router or hub.
  • Page 68 • Use an anti-virus software to scan for viruses and repair your computer. • Reinstall the operating system. • Send the damaged hard disk drive to ASUS Service Center for servicing. • Replace with a new hard disk drive. • Replace with compatible memory modules.
  • Page 69 The system temperature is too high. If the problem still persists, refer to your Desktop PC’s warranty card and contact the ASUS Service Center. Visit the ASUS Support site at for the service center information.
  • Page 70: Asus Contact Information

    Online support ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL �America� Address Telephone Web site Technical Support Telephone Support fax Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH �Germany and Austria� Address Web site Online contact Technical Support Telephone (Component) Telephone (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD) Support Fax Online support * EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile phone.

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