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P6-P7H55E
ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone)
User's Manual

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  • Page 1 P6-P7H55E 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

    Chapter 4: BIOS setup Managing and updating your BIOS ..........4-2 4.1.1 ASUS Update ..............4-3 4.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ............4-4 4.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 ..........4-5 BIOS setup program ..............4-6 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen ............4-7 4.2.2...
  • Page 4 Boot Settings Configuration .......... 4-24 4.6.4 Security ................. 4-25 Tools menu ................. 4-27 4.7.1 AI NET 2................ 4-28 4.7.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ............4-28 4.7.3 Express Gate [Auto] ............4-28 Exit menu ..................4-29 ASUS contact information ..............4-30...
  • Page 5: Notices

    Canadian Department of Communications. 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.
  • Page 6: Safety Information

    Safety information Electrical safety • To prevent electric shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electric 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 7: About This Guide

    About this guide Audience This guide provides general information and installation instructions about the ASUS P6-P7H55E barebone system. This guide is intended for experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal computers. How this guide is organized This guide contains the following parts:...
  • Page 8: Conventions Used In This Guide

    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 part of the standard package.
  • Page 9: System Package Contents

    System package contents Check your P6-P7H55E system package for the following items. If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. Item description ASUS P6-P7H55E barebone system with • ASUS motherboatd • Power supply unit • ASUS chassis •...
  • Page 10 Chapter 1 This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS P6-P7H55E. The chapter lists the system features including introduction on the front and rear panel, and internal components.
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: System Introduction

    The ASUS P6-P7H55E 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 Intel® Lynnfield/Clarkdale Dual-Core / Quad-Core processors in the 1156-land package.
  • Page 12 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-P7H55E...
  • Page 13: 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 35oC to prevent the system from overheating. Chassis air vent.
  • Page 14 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-P7H55E...
  • Page 15 12. USB 2.0 ports 1 ~ 4. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. 13. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices. 14. HDMI port. This is a High-Definition Mulltimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-Rau discs, and other protected content.
  • Page 16: Internal Components

    • Refer to the bundled Quick Installation Guide for installing additional system components and get assistance from professionals when you disassemble or assemble the system. • Refer to the Chapter 4 in this user guide for motherboard details. ASUS P6-P7H55E...
  • Page 17: Qualified Vendors Lists (qvl)

    1.5 Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1333 MHz capability for Lynnfield CPU (2.66 GHz, 2.8 GHz, & 2.93 GHz) DIMM socket support Chip Vendor Part No. Size Chip NO. Timing Voltage (Optional) Brand AD30908C8D-151C A-Data AD31333001GOU 1024MB A-Data • • E0906 8-8-8-24 1.65- A-Data AD31333G001GOU 3072MB(Kit of 3) SS • • 1.85V AD30908C8D-151C A-Data AD31333002GOU 2048MB A-Data •...
  • Page 18 7-7-7-20 1.5V • • TAKEMS TMS1GB364D081-138EY 1024MB 8-8-8-24 1.5V • • TAKEMS TMS2GB364D081-107EY 2048MB 7-7-7-20 1.5V • • TAKEMS TMS2GB364D081-138EY 2048MB 8-8-8-24 1.5V • • TAKEMS TMS2GB364D082-138EW 2048MB 8-8-8-24 1.5V • • UMAX E41302GP0-73BDB 2048MB UMAX U2S24D30TP-13 • • ASUS P6-P7H55E...
  • Page 19 DDR3-1066 MHz capability for Lynnfield CPU (2.66 GHz, 2.8 GHz, & 2.93 GHz) DIMM socket support (Optional) Vendor Part No. Size SS/DS Chip Brand Chip NO. Timing Voltage Crucial CT12864BA1067.8FF 1024MB SS Micron 9GF22D9KPT • • Crucial CT25664BA1067.16FF 2048MB DS Micron 9HF22D9KPT • • 1.35V(low ELPIDA EBJ10UE8EDF0-AE-F 1024MB SS ELPIDA J1108EDSE-DJ-F • • voltage) ELPIDA EBJ51UD8BAFA-AC-E...
  • Page 20 1024MB SS Micron 8HD22D9JNM • • Kingmax FLFD45F-B8MH9 MAES 1024MB SS Micron 9CF22D9KPT • • Kingmax FLFE85F-B8MF9 2048MB DS Micron 8HD22D9JNM • • Kingmax FLFE85F-B8MH9 MEES 2048MB DS Micron 9GF27D9KPT • • continued on the next page ASUS P6-P7H55E 1-11...
  • Page 21 DDR3-1333 MHz capability for Clarkdale CPU (2.00 GHz) DIMM socket support Chip Vendor Part No. Size Chip NO. Timing Voltage (Optional) Brand KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/1G 1024MB SS KTC D1288JELDPGD9U • • KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/2G 2048MB DS Qimonda IDSH1G-03A1F1C-13H 1.5V KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/4G 4096MB DS Hynix H5TQ2G83AFR Micron MT8JTF12864AZ-1G4F1 1024MB SS Micron 9FF22D9KPT Micron MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4F1...
  • Page 22: Dimm Support

    A*: Supports one module inserted in any slot as Single-channel memory configuration. • B*: Supports one pair of modules inserted into both slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVLs. ASUS P6-P7H55E 1-13...
  • Page 23 1-14 Chapter 1: System introduction...
  • Page 24 Chapter 2 This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities from the support DVD.
  • Page 25: 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 26: Running The Support Dvd

    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.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Asus Contact Information

    TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the Microsoft website (www.microsoft.com) for updates. 2.3.3 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. ASUS P6-P7H55E...
  • Page 29: Other Information

    2.3.4 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. Click an icon to display the specified information. Motherboard Info Displays the general specifications of the motherboard. Browse this DVD Displays the support DVD contents in graphical format.
  • Page 30 Filelist Displays the contents of the support DVD and a brief description of each in text format. ASUS P6-P7H55E...
  • Page 31 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 32: Introduction

    Introduction The P6-P7H55E 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 Super ICS 954 A4 17.5cm(6.9in) Chapter 3: Motherboard info...
  • Page 33: 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-P7H55E...
  • Page 34: Connectors

    DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors! Only the 4-pin CPU fan connector supports the ASUS Q-Fan feature. Chapter 3: Motherboard info...
  • Page 35 USB+5V P7H5510LT PIN 1 USB78 USB_P7+ USB_P8+ USB_P7- USB_P8- USB+5V P7H5510LT USB2.0 connectors USB+5V PIN 1 Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately. ASUS P6-P7H55E...
  • Page 36 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 PIN 1 P7H5510LT...
  • Page 37 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-P7H55E...
  • Page 38 Chapter 4 This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
  • Page 39: Chapter 4: Bios Setup

    Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update utility. • Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com. Chapter 4: BIOS setup...
  • Page 40: Asus Update

    4.1.1 ASUS Update ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows environment. ® • ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Page 41: 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 42: Asus Crashfree Bios 3

    4.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 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 update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
  • Page 43: 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. Chapter 4: BIOS setup...
  • Page 44: Bios Menu Screen

    At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings. Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another. ASUS P6-P7H55E...
  • Page 45: Menu Items

    4.2.4 Menu items The highlighted item on the menu bar System Time [5:27:37] displays the specific items for that menu. System Date [Fri 03/19/2010] SATA 1 [Not Detected] For example, selecting Main shows the Main SATA 2 [Not Detected] SATA 3 [Not Detected] menu items.
  • Page 46: Main Menu

    Save and Exit Exit Exit v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2010, American Megatrends, Inc. v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2010, American Megatrends, Inc. 4.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xx] Allows you to set the system time. 4.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] Allows you to set the system date. ASUS P6-P7H55E...
  • Page 47: Sata1~3

    4.3.3 SATA1~3 While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Power Boot...
  • Page 48: Storage Configuration

    Enables or disables the hard disk drive’s write protect function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 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 P6-P7H55E 4-11...
  • Page 49: System Information

    4.3.5 System Information This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu. BIOS Information Version : 0211 Build Date : 03/22/10 Processor Type : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz Speed : 2676MHz...
  • Page 50: Advanced Menu

    Cache L2 : 1024 KB Cache L3 : 8192 KB Ratio Status: Unlocked (Min:09, Max:20) Ratio Actual Value: 20 CPUID : 106E5 C1E Support [Enabled] Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled] Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled] Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled] ASUS P6-P7H55E 4-13...
  • Page 51 C1E Support [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable Inter CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) function, a CPU power-saving function in system halt state. When enable, the CPU core frequency and voltage will be reduced during the system halt state to decrease power consumption.
  • Page 52: Uncore Configuration

    IMC Type: Clarkdale overlapped PCI memory above the total Memory Remap Feature [Enabled] physical memory. PCI MMIO Allocation: 4GB To 3584MB Initiate Graphic Adapter [iGPU] iGPU Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 32MB] DVMT Memory [Maximum DVMT] ASUS P6-P7H55E 4-15...
  • Page 53 Memory Remap Feature [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the remapping of overlapped PCI memory above the total physical memory. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] The following item appears only when you are using Clarkdale CPU. Initiate Graphic Adapter [iGPU] Allows you to select the graphics controller as the primary boot device.
  • Page 54: Onboard Devices Configuration

    Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] The following item appears only when you enable the Realtek LAN controller. LAN Boot ROM [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the ROM in the onboard LAN controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P6-P7H55E 4-17...
  • Page 55: Usb Configuration

    4.4.4 USB Configuration The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. USB Configuration Options Module Version - 2.24.3-13.4 Disabled Enabled USB Devices Enabled: None USB Functions [Enabled] Legacy USB Support [Auto] BIOS EHCI Hand-Off...
  • Page 56: Pci Pnp

    [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot. Configuration options: [No] [Yes] 4.4.6 Intel VT-d [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization technology. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] ASUS P6-P7H55E 4-19...
  • Page 57: Power Menu

    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. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Power Boot Tools Exit Select the ACPI state used for System Suspend Mode [Auto]...
  • Page 58: Apm Configuration

    [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] WOL (include AC Power Loss) [Disabled] Enables or disables PCIe to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P6-P7H55E 4-21...
  • Page 59: Hardware Monitor

    4.5.5 Hardware Monitor Hardware Monitor CPU Temperature CPU Temperature [26ºC/78.5ºF] MB Temperature [28ºC/82ºF] CPU Fan Speed [4041RPM] CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [200] CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled] Chassis Fan Speed [N/A] Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled] Select Screen CPU Voltage [ 1.200V] Select Item 3.3V Voltage [ 3.280V]...
  • Page 60: Boot Menu

    Configuration options: [USB: JetFlash Trans] Exit [ATAPI CD-ROM] [Removable Dev.] • 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 61: Hard Disk Drives

    BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Full Screen Logo [Enabled] This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature. 4-24 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...
  • Page 62: Security

    Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>. On 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 successfully set your password. ASUS P6-P7H55E 4-25...
  • Page 63: Change User Password

    To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password. To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then press <Enter> twice. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears. If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM.
  • Page 64: Tools Menu

    <Enter> to display the sub-menu. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Power Boot Tools Exit LAN Cable Status AI NET2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Express Gate [Auto] Enter OS Timer [10 Seconds] Reset User Data [No] Select Screen Select Item Change Field...
  • Page 65: Ai Net 2

    4.7.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. See section 4.1.2 for details.
  • Page 66: Exit Menu

    Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select OK to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM. ASUS P6-P7H55E 4-29...
  • Page 67: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS contact information ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Address 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259 Telephone +886-2-2894-3447 +886-2-2890-7798 E-mail info@asus.com.tw Web site www.asus.com.tw Technical Support Telephone +86-21-38429911 Online support support.asus.com ASUS Computer International (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA Telephone +1-510-739-3777...

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