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P6-M4A3000E
ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone)
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  • Page 1 P6-M4A3000E ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone) User’s 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

    Motherboard.layout............... 3-2 3.3. Jumpers..................3-3 3.4. Connectors..................3-4 Chapter.4:. BIOS.setup 4.1. Managing.and.updating.your.BIOS..........4-2 4.1.1 ASUS Update utility ............4-2 4.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ............4-5 4.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS ........... 4-6 4.2. BIOS.setup.program..............4-7 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen ............4-8...
  • Page 4 Boot.menu................... 4-20 4.6.1 Boot Device Priority ............4-21 4.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration .......... 4-21 5.6.3 Security ................. 4-22 4.7. Tools.menu.................. 4-24 4.7.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ............4-24 4.7.2 Express Gate ..............4-25 4.7.3 AI NET 2................ 4-25 4.8. Exit.menu..................4-26...
  • Page 5: Notices

    This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/english/REACH.htm. Safety information Electrical.safety •...
  • Page 6: About.this.guide

    How.this.guide.is.organized This guide contains the following parts: Chapter.1:.System.introduction This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS P6-M4A3000E. The chapter lists the system features, including introduction on the front and rear panel, and internal components.
  • Page 7 ASUS.Websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide 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. These documents are not...
  • Page 8: System.package.contents

    System package contents Check your P6-M4A3000E system package for the following items. If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. Item.description ASUS P6-M4A3000E barebone system with • ASUS motherboatd • Power supply unit • ASUS chassis Cable •...
  • Page 9 Chapter 1 This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS P6-M4A3000E. The chapter lists the system features including introduction on the front and rear panel, and internal components.
  • Page 10: Chapter 1: System Introduction

    Welcome! Thank you for choosing the ASUS P6-M4A3000E! The ASUS P6-M4A3000E is an all-in-one barebone system with a versatile home entertainment feature. The system comes in a stylish casing and powered by the ASUS motherboard that supports the AMD AM3 socket for Phenom™ II / Phenom™ / Athlon™ 64 / ®...
  • Page 11 Headphone.port. This Line out (lime) port connects a headphone with a stereo mini-plug.. USB.2.0.ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others. Multimedia.Card./.Secure.Digital™./.MemoryStick /.Memory.Stick.Pro™. ®. card.slot ASUS P6-M4A3000E...
  • Page 12: Rear.panel

    Rear panel The system rear panel includes the power connector and several I/O ports that allow convenient connection of devices. Do NOT cover the rear vent , and the ambient temperature is limited up to 35 to prevent the system from overheating. Chassis.air.vent..The vent is for ventilation inside the system chassis.
  • Page 13 Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications. LAN port LED indications ACT/LINK SPEED. Activity/Link Speed LED Status Description Status Description No link 10 Mbps connection ORANGE Linked ORANGE 100 Mbps connection BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1 Gbps connection LAN port ASUS P6-M4A3000E...
  • Page 14: Internal.components

    The illustration below is the internal view of the system when you remove the side cover and the power supply unit. The installed components are labeled for your reference. Front panel cover ASUS motherboard 5.25-inch optical drive bays Expansion slot metal brackets Hard disk drive bay...
  • Page 15: Qualified Vendors Lists (qvl)

    KVR1333D3N9/1G 1024MB Hynix H5TQ1G83BFR 1.5V • • Micron MT9JSF 12872AZ-1G4F1 1024MB Micron 91F22D9KPT(ECC) • • OCZ3P13332GK 2048MB(Kit of 2) 7-7-7-20 1.8V • • SAMSUNG M378B5673DZ1-CH9 2048MB Samsung K4B1G0846D-HCH9 • • SEC 813HCH9 Transcend TS128MLK64V3U 1024MB • • K4B1G0846D ASUS P6-M4A3000E...
  • Page 16: Dimm Support

    A*: Supports one module inserted in either slot as Single-channel memory configuration. • B*: Supports one pair of modules inserted into both the blue slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVL. Chapter 1: System introduction...
  • Page 17 Chapter 2 This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities from the support DVD.
  • Page 18: Chapter 2: Starting Up

    Screen display and driver options may not be the same for different operating system versions. • 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. Chapter 2: Starting up...
  • Page 19: Running The Support Dvd

    If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD. ASUS.InstAll Launches the ASUS InstAll driver installation wizard. PC-cillin.2010 Installs the PC-cillin 2010 to protect your system from the latest threats. AMD.Cool.‘n’.Quite.Driver Installs the AMD Cool ‘n’...
  • Page 20: Utilities Menu

    Installs all of the utilities through the Installation Wizard. ASUS.Update. 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.
  • Page 21: Manual Menu

    TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the Microsoft website (www.microsoft.com) for updates. ASUS.AI.Manager Installs the ASUS AI Manager. 2.3.3. Manual.menu The Manual menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to open the folder of the user manual.
  • Page 22: Asus Contact Information

    2.3.4. ASUS.Contact.information Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide. 2.3.5. Other.information The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the motherboard and the contents of the support DVD.
  • Page 23 Browse this DVD Displays the support DVD contents in graphical format. Filelist Displays the contents of the support DVD and a brief description of each in text format. ASUS P6-M4A3000E...
  • Page 24 Chapter 2: Starting up...
  • Page 25 Chapter 3 This chapter gives information about he motherboard that comes with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper settings, and connector locations.
  • Page 26: Introduction

    Introduction The P6-M4A3000E barebone system comes with an ASUS motherboard. This chapter provides technical information about the motherboard for future upgrades or system reconfiguration. Motherboard layout VGA_HDMI USBPW1-4 CARD_READER 17.5cm(6.9in) Chapter 3: Motherboard info...
  • Page 27: Jumpers

    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. ASUS P6-M4A3000E...
  • Page 28: Connectors

    USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1-4, USBPW56) Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using the connected USB devices. Set these jumpers to +5VSB to wake up the compurer from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
  • Page 29 CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWM M4A76T10L DP fan connectors Only the 4-pin CPU fan supports the ASUS Q-Fan feature. Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound output. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector and the other end to the S/PDIF module.
  • Page 30 ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V) These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit. ATX12V EATXPWR +12V DC +12V DC M4A76T10L DP PIN 1...
  • Page 31 HDD. • Power/Soft-off button (2-pin PWRBTN) This 2-pin connector is for the system power button. •. Reset button (2-pin RESET) This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power. ASUS P6-M4A3000E...
  • Page 32 Chapter 3: Motherboard info...
  • Page 33 Chapter 4 This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
  • Page 34: Chapter 4: Bios Setup

    BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS.Update utility. 4.1.1. ASUS.Update.utility The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you ®...
  • Page 35 Auto.Select. Click Click Next. Next. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update process. The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Always update the utility to avail all its features. ASUS P6-M4A3000E...
  • Page 36 Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file To update the BIOS through a BIOS file Fom the Windows desktop, click ® Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears. Select Update.BIOS from a file from the dropdown menu, then click Next.
  • Page 37: Asus Ez Flash 2

    4.1.2. 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. To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:...
  • Page 38: Asus Crashfree Bios

    4.1.3. ASUS.CrashFree.BIOS The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 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 removable device that contains the updated BIOS file.
  • Page 39: Bios.setup.program

    The BIOS setup screens in this chapter are for reference only. They 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. ASUS P6-M4A3000E...
  • Page 40: Bios Menu Screen

    4.2.1. BIOS.menu.screen Menu.items Menu.bar Configuration fields General help BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Power Boot Tools Exit Main Settings Use [ENTER], [TAB] System Time [19:34:30] or [SHIFT-TAB] to System Date [Mon 02/08/2010] select a field. SATA1 :[Not Detected] Use [+] or [-] to SATA2 :[Not Detected] configure system...
  • Page 41: Menu Items

    Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page Down> 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 P6-M4A3000E...
  • Page 42: Main.menu

    Main menu When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving you an overview of the basic system information. Refer to section 4.2.1..BIOS.menu.screen for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced...
  • Page 43: Sata1~3

    Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] 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] ASUS P6-M4A3000E 4-11...
  • Page 44: System Information

    SMART.Monitoring.[Auto] Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] 32Bit.Data.Transfer.[Enabled] Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4.3.4. System.Information This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
  • Page 45: Advanced.menu

    [Enabled] Save and Exit C1E Configuration [Disabled] Exit v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2010, American Megatrends, Inc. GART Error Reporting [Disabled] This option should remain disabled for the normal operation. The driver developer may enable it for testing purpose. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P6-M4A3000E 4-13...
  • Page 46: Chipset

    Microcode.Updation.[Enabled] Enables or disables Microcode Updation. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Secure Virtual Machine Mode [Disabled] Enables or disables Secure Virtual Machine Mode (SVM). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Cool.‘n’.Quiet.[Enabled] Enables or disables the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet technology. Configuration options: ® [Enabled] [Disabled] C1E Configuration [Disabled] Enables or disables the CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) function, a CPU power-saving function in system halt state.
  • Page 47 [Disabled] [Enabled] This item becomes user-configurable when you install an ATI graphics card into the PCIe x16 slot. Frame Buffer Location [Above 4G] Configuration options: [Below 4G] [Above 4G] AMD.760.HDMI.Audio.[Enabled] Disables or enables the AMD 760 HDMI audio. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P6-M4A3000E 4-15...
  • Page 48: Onboard Devices Configuration

    4.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Onboard Devices Configuration Options HDAudio Controller [Enabled] Disabled OnBoard LAN Controller [Enabled] Enabled OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled] HDAudio.Controller.[Enabled] Enables or disables the high definition audio controller. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled OnBoard LAN Controller [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the boot ROM in the onboard LAN controller.
  • Page 49: Usb Configuration

    Allows you to set the maximum time that the BIOS waits for the USB storage device to initialize. Configuration options: [10 Sec] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec] Emulation Type [Auto] Allows you to select the emulation type. Configuration options: [Auto] [Floppy] [Forced FDD] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] ASUS P6-M4A3000E 4-17...
  • Page 50: Power.menu

    Power menu The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. Power Settings Select the ACPI state used for System Suspend Mode [Auto]...
  • Page 51: Apm Configuration

    5V Voltage [ 5.053V] 12V Voltage [12.251V] Smart Q-Fan Function [Enabled] CPU.Temperature.[xxxºC/xxxºF]. MB.Temperature.[xxxºC/xxxºF] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU / MB temperature. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected temperature. ASUS P6-M4A3000E 4-19...
  • Page 52: Boot.menu

    The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. Smart.Q-Fan.Function.[Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Boot menu The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
  • Page 53: Boot Device Priority

    The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [Removable Dev.] [Hard Drive] [ATAPI CD-ROM] [Disabled] • To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears. • To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following: ®...
  • Page 54: Security

    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] Wait.for.‘F1’.If.Error.[Enabled] When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error occurs.
  • Page 55 In the password box, key in a password containing up to six letters or numbers, or both, then press <Enter>. Confirm the password when prompted. The message Password.Installed appears after you set your password successfully. To change the user password, follow the same steps in setting a user password. ASUS P6-M4A3000E 4-23...
  • Page 56: Tools.menu

    3.CD-DISC (read only) 4.7.1. ASUS.EZ.Flash.2 Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Ok>, a confirmation message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Ok> to confirm your choice. ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.44...
  • Page 57: Express Gate

    4.7.2 Express Gate [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Express Gate feature. The ASUS Express Gate feature is a unique instant-on environment that provides quick access to the Internet browser and Skype. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] [Auto] Enter OS Timer [10 Seconds] Sets countdown duration that the system waits at the Express Gate’s first...
  • Page 58: Exit.menu

    Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Power Boot Tools Exit Exit system setup Exit Options after saving the changes.
  • Page 59 Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Address: No. 150, LI-DE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN Authorised.representative.. ASUS Computer GmbH in.Europe: Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN, GERMANY ASUS P6-M4A3000E 4-27...

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