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  • Page 1 V-Series P5945GC ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone) Installation 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

    Table of contents Notices ....................vi Safety information ................vii About this guide .................viii System package contents ..............x Chapter 1: System Introduction Welcome! ................1-2 Front panel ................1-2 Rear panel ................1-4 Internal components ............. 1-7 LED panel ................1-10 Chapter 2: Basic Installation Preparation ................
  • Page 4 Chapter 5: BIOS Information Managing and updating your BIOS ........5-2 5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ......5-2 5.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash utility ..........5-3 5.1.3 AFDOS utility ............5-4 5.1.5 ASUS Update utility ..........5-8 BIOS setup program ............5-11 5.2.1...
  • Page 5 Table of contents 5.2.4 Menu items ............5-13 5.2.5 Sub-menu items ............ 5-13 Configuration fields ..........5-13 5.2.6 5.2.7 Pop-up window ............5-13 5.2.8 General help ............5-13 Main menu ................5-14 5.3.1 System Time ............5-14 5.3.2 System Date ............5-14 5.3.3 Legacy Diskette A ..........
  • Page 6: Notices

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 7: 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.
  • Page 8: About This Guide

    About this guide Audience This guide provides general information and installation instructions about the ASUS Vintage V-Series P5945GC barebone system. This guide is intended for experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal computers. How this guide is organized...
  • Page 9: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. 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.
  • Page 10: System Package Contents

    Check your V-Series P5945GC system package for the following items. If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. Item description ASUS V-Series P5945GC barebone system with • ASUS motherboard • Power supply unit • ASUS chassis Cable •...
  • Page 11 Chapter 1 This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS V-Series P5945GC. The chapter lists the system features including introduction on the front and rear panel, and internal components.
  • Page 12: Chapter 1: System Introduction

    Thank you for choosing the ASUS V-Series P5945GC! The ASUS V-Series P5945GC 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 Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / ®...
  • Page 13 Microphone port. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone. This V-series provide V2/V3 two types of front panel for users to choose, please refer to your product package for the front panel type you purchased. ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 14: Rear Panel

    Rear panel The system rear panel includes the power connector and several I/O ports that allow convenient connection of devices. Power connector. This connector is for the power cable and plug. Voltage selector. This switch allows you to adjust the system input voltage according to the voltage supply in your area.
  • Page 15 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration. Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration Port Headset 4-speaker 6-speaker 2-speaker Light Blue Line In Surround Out Surround Out Lime Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Pink Mic In Mic In Center/Bass ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 16: Voltage Selector

    Voltage selector The PSU has a 115 V/230 V voltage selector switch located beside the power connector. Use this switch to select the appropriate system input voltage according to the voltage supply in your area. If the voltage supply in your area is 100-127 V, set this switch to 115 V. If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240 V, set this switch to 230 V.
  • Page 17: Internal Components

    5.25-inch optical drive bays ASUS motherboard Floppy disk drive bay PCI Express x16 slot Hard disk drive bay 10. PCI Express x1 slot Power supply unit 11. PCI slots CPU socket 12. Metal bracket lock DIMM sockets ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 18 Chapter 1: System introduction...
  • Page 19 Chapter 2 This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install components in the system.
  • Page 20: Chapter 2: Basic Installation

    Preparation Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components you plan to install in the system. Basic components to install 1. Central Processing Unit (CPU) 2. DDR2 Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) 3. Expansion card(s) 4. Hard disk drive 5.
  • Page 21: Removing The Side Cover And Front Panel Assembly

    Swing the front panel assembly to the right, until the hinge-like tabs on the right side of the assembly are exposed. Remove the front panel assembly, then set aside. Air duct Chassis tab holes ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 22: Central Processing Unit (cpu)

    CPU 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. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/ transit-related. •...
  • Page 23 Position the CPU over the CPU notch socket, making sure that the gold triangle is on the bottom-left corner of the socket then fit the socket alignment key into the CPU notch. Gold triangle mark Alignment key ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 24: Installing The Cpu Fan And Heatsink Assembly

    Apply Thermal Interface Material on the CPU before closing the load plate. DO NOT eat the Thermal Interface Material. If it gets into your eyes or touches your skin, make sure to wash it off immediately, and seek professional medical help. Close the load plate (A), then push the load lever (B) until it snaps into the retention tab.
  • Page 25 CPU_FAN +12V CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWM CPU Fan Connector Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector. ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 26: Installing A Dimm

    Installing a DIMM The system motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets: 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Sockets Channel Sockets Channel A DIMM_A1 Channel B DIMM_B1 2.5.1 Memory configurations...
  • Page 27: Ddr2 Qualified Vendors List

    Visit the ASUS website (www.asus. com) for the latest DDR2 DIMM modules for this motherboard. Make sure to choose the right QVLs (Qualified Vendors List) from ASUS website according to the version of your mother board. Refer to your Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for version information.
  • Page 28 DIMM support Size Vendor Model Brand Side(s) Component 512MB VERITECH GTP512HLTM46DG VERITECH VTD264M8PC6G01A164129621 • • VERITECH GTP01GHLTM56DG VERITECH VTD264M8PC6G01A164129621 • • 256MB TAKEMS TMS25B264B161-534KQ takeMS MS18T51216-3.70711 • • 512MB TAKEMS TMS51B264C081-534QI takeMS MS18T51280-3.7 • • 512MB TAKEMS TMS51B264C081-534AP takeMS MS18T51280-3.7P0704D •...
  • Page 29: Dimm Support

    B - supports one pair of modules inserted into the yellow slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest memory Qualified Vendor List (QVL). Make sure to choose the right QVLs according to the version of your mother board.
  • Page 30: Installing A Ddr2 Dimm

    2.5.3 Installing a DDR2 DIMM Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components. Unlock a DDR2 DIMM socket DDR2 DIMM notch by pressing the retaining clips outward.
  • Page 31: Expansion Slots

    Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 5 for information on BIOS setup. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page. Install the software drivers for the expansion card. ASUS V-Series P5945GC 2-13...
  • Page 32: Standard Interrupt Assignments

    Standard interrupt assignments Standard Function System Timer Keyboard Controller Re-direct to IRQ#9 Communications Port (COM1)* IRQ holder for PCI steering* Floppy Disk Controller Printer Port (LPT1)* System CMOS/Real Time Clock IRQ holder for PCI steering* IRQ holder for PCI steering* IRQ holder for PCI steering* PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port* Numeric Data Processor...
  • Page 33: Pci Express X1 Slot

    LAN card installed on a PCI slot. 2.6.5 PCI Express x16 slot This motherboard supports PCI Express x16 graphic cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications. The figure shows a graphics card installed on the PCI Express x16 slot. ASUS V-Series P5945GC 2-15...
  • Page 34: Installing An Optical Drive

    Installing an optical drive Refer to the instructions in this section if you wish to install a new optical drive. Follow these steps to install an optical drive: Place the chassis upright. Remove the drive slot metal plate cover. Insert the optical drive into the upper 5.25-inch drive bay and carefully push the optical drive into the bay until its screw holes align with the holes on the bay as shown.
  • Page 35: Installing A Hard Disk Drive

    HDD in the one of the 3.5-inch external bay (with the metal plate cover). Connect one end of the Serial ATA cable to the SATA connector at the back of the drive, then connect the other end to a Serial ATA connector on the motherboard. ASUS V-Series P5945GC 2-17...
  • Page 36 Connect a 5-pin Serial ATA power plug from the power supply unit to the 5-pin power connector at the back of the drive. - OR - Connect a 4-pin (female) power plug from the power supply unit to the 4-pin (male) power connector at the back of the drive. Serial ATA power Serial ATA cable cable...
  • Page 37: Installing The Card Reader

    An optional card reader module (see the figure below) is available with the system. If you want to install the card reader into your system, follow the steps on the next page. Note: the card reader is optional and users need to purchase separately. ASUS V-Series P5945GC 2-19...
  • Page 38 To install the card reader module: Remove the drive slot metal plate cover. Carefully insert the card reader module into the 3.5-inch bay until the screw holes align with the holes on the bay. Secure the card reader module with two screws on both sides. remove the metal plate cover and install the card...
  • Page 39: 2.10 Installing A Floppy Disk Drive

    See page 4-6 for the location of the floppy disk drive connector. Connect a 4-pin power cable from the power supply unit to the power connector at the back of the floppy disk drive. ASUS V-Series P5945GC 2-21...
  • Page 40: 2.11 Re-connecting Cables

    2.11 Re-connecting cables You may have disconnected some cables when you were installing components. You must re-connect these cables before you replace the chassis cover. LED cables Reset button HDD LED Power Switch Power LED F_PANEL Reset Ground PLED- IDELED- PLED+ IDELED+ System Panel Connector...
  • Page 41: Reinstalling The Front Panel Assembly

    Push the side cover to the direction of the front panel until it fits in place. Secure the cover with two screws you removed earlier. If the air duct interferes with the CPU fan, adjust the air duct accordingly. Air duct Chassis tab holes ASUS V-Series P5945GC 2-23...
  • Page 42 Chapter 3 This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities from the support CD.
  • Page 43: Chapter 3: Starting Up

    Screen display and driver options may not be the same for different operating system versions. • The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates. Chapter 3: Starting up...
  • Page 44: Running The Support Cd

    Refer to the online help or readme file that came with the utility for details. Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver Installs the Intel Graphics Accelerator driver. Realtek Audio Driver Installs the Realtek Audio driver. Attansic L2 Fast Ethernet Installs the Attansic L2 Fast Ethernet. ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 45: Utilities Menu

    ASUS Update The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • Page 46: Asus Contact Information

    Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a ® ® user manual file. 3.3.3 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 V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 47: Software Information

    Autorun feature. If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support CD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder. Double-click the setup.exe file to start installation.
  • Page 48 When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to the Monitor panels section for details. Preferences You can customize the application using the Preference section in the main window. Click the box before each preference to activate or deactivate. ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 49: Hardware Monitor Panels

    Hardware monitor panels The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor such as fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages. The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large) and rectangular (small). When you check the Enable Monitoring Panel option from the Preference section, the monitor panels appear on your computer’s desktop.
  • Page 50: Dmi Browser

    You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right corner of the browser. DMI browser Click to display the DMI (Desktop Management Interface) browser. This browser displays various desktop and system information. Click the plus sign (+) before DMI Information to display the available information. ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 51 PCI browser Click to display the PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) browser. This browser provides information on the PCI devices installed on your system. Click the plus sign (+) before the PCI Information item to display available information. Usage The Usage browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk drive space, and memory usage.
  • Page 52: Configuring Pc Probe Ii

    The Preference tab allows you to customize sensor alerts, change temperature scale, or enable the Q-Fan feature. Loads the default threshold values Cancels or Loads your saved for each sensor ignores your configuration changes Applies your Saves your changes configuration ASUS V-Series P5945GC 3-11...
  • Page 53 Chapter 4 This chapter gives information about he motherboard that comes with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper settings, and connector locations.
  • Page 54: Chapter 4: Motherboard Info

    Introduction The Vintage V-Series P5945GC barebone system comes with an ASUS motherboard. This chapter provides technical information about the motherboard for future upgrades or system reconfiguration. Motherboard layout PS/2KBMS T: Mouse B: Keyboard ATX12V LGA5 BIOS USB34 Intel LAN_USB12 MCH 945GC...
  • Page 55: Jumpers

    You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values. ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 56 USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, 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 to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
  • Page 57: Connectors

    Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5. FLOPPY PIN1 NOTE: Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1. Floppy Disk Drive Connector ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 58: Ide Connector

    IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE) The onboard IDE connectors are for Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal cables. There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal cable: blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device(s).
  • Page 59: Serial Ata Connectors

    Connect the right-angle side of SATA signal cable to SATA device. Or you may connect the right-angle side of SATA cable to the onboard SATA port to avoid mechanical conflict with a long card in PCI2 slot. ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 60: Fan Connectors

    CPU, Power and Chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN) The fan connectors support cooling fans of a total of 1A~2.2A (26.4W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
  • Page 61 USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed. USB5 USB USB 2.0 Connectors Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! The USB module is purchased separately. ASUS V-Series P5945GC...
  • Page 62: Atx Power Connectors

    ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR and 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.
  • Page 63 By default, the pins 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 (Default) Chassis Signal +5VSB_MB Intrusion Connector ASUS V-Series P5945GC 4-11...
  • Page 64 13. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. F_PANEL Reset Ground PLED- IDELED- PLED+ IDELED+ System Panel Connector • System power LED (2-pin PLED) This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector.
  • Page 65 Chapter 5 This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
  • Page 66: Managing And Updating Your Bios

    The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup. ASUS EZ Flash (Updates the BIOS in DOS using a floppy disk or the motherboard support CD.) ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy disk.)
  • Page 67: Asus Ez Flash Utility

    5.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash utility The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing <Alt>...
  • Page 68: Afudos Utility

    Extension name Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk. A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB)) Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved. Reading flash ..done Write to file..ok A:\>...
  • Page 69 Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk. Make sure to choose the right BIOS files from ASUS website according to the version of your mother board. Refer to your Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for version information.
  • Page 70: Asus Crashfree Bios 2 Utility

    5.1.4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 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 CD, or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
  • Page 71: Recovering The Bios From The Support Cd

    Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process. The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file. Make sure to choose the right BIOS files according to the version of your mother board.
  • Page 72: Asus Update Utility

    5.1.5 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 ® • Save the current BIOS file • Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet •...
  • Page 73 To update the BIOS through the Internet: desktop by clicking Start Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows ® > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears. Select Update BIOS from Select the ASUS FTP site nearest...
  • Page 74 To update the BIOS through a BIOS file: Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows desktop by clicking Start ® > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears. Select Update BIOS from a file option from the drop-down menu, then click Next.
  • Page 75: Bios Setup Program

    • Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. Make sure to choose the right BIOS files according to the version of your mother board. Refer to your Printed Circuit Board (PCB) for version information.
  • Page 76: Bios Menu Screen

    5.2.1 BIOS menu screen Menu items Menu bar Configuration fields General help Use [ENTER], [TAB] System Time [19:34:30] System Date [Wed 05/02/2007] or [SHIFT-TAB] to Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in] select a field. Primary IDE Master :[Not Detected] Primary IDE Slave :[Not Detected] Use [+] or [-] to Third IDE Master...
  • Page 77: Menu Items

    Change Option General Help the screen. MPS Revision [1.4] Save and Exit Exit 5.2.9 General help Pop-up window At the top right corner of the menu screen Scroll bar is a brief description of the selected item. ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-13...
  • Page 78: 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 “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them. System Time [11:51:19] Use [ENTER], [TAB]...
  • Page 79: Primary, Third And Fourth Ide Master/slave

    IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS‑120, or MO drive. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD] ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-15...
  • Page 80: Ide Configuration

    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] 5.3.5 IDE Configuration The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE devices installed in the system.
  • Page 81: System Information

    : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU @ 2.66GHz Speed : 2801MHz Count System Memory Total : 512MB Appropriated : 8MB Available : 504MB AMI BIOS Displays the auto-detected BIOS information Processor Displays the auto‑detected CPU specification System Memory Displays the auto-detected system memory ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-1...
  • Page 82: Advanced Menu

    Advanced menu The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices. Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. Ajust System Configure CPU.
  • Page 83: Usb Configuration

    Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed] BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Disabled] Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand-off feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-19...
  • Page 84: Cpu Configuration

    5.4.3 CPU Configuration The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically detects. Configure advanced CPU settings Enabled: The CPU Ratio would be Manufacturer: Intel default ratio. Brand String: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU @ 2.66GHz Frequency : 2801MHz Disabled: The CPU FSB Speed : 1401MHz...
  • Page 85: Chipset

    [VBIOS-Default] Save and Exit Exit PEG Buffer Length [Auto] Select Screen Select Item Change Option Link Latency [Auto] General Help PEG Root Control [Auto] Save and Exit Slot Power [Auto] Exit High Priority Port Select [Disabled] ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-21...
  • Page 86 Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled] When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can manually set the DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items. The following sub-items appear when this item is Disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] DRAM CAS# Latency [5 Clocks] Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time...
  • Page 87 Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] Slot Power [Auto] Sets the slot power. Configuration options: [Auto] [Light] [Normal] [Heavy] [Heavier] High Priority Port Select [Disabled] Selects the high priority port. Configuration options: [Disabled] [PCI Express Port 2] ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-23...
  • Page 88: Onboard Devices Configuration

    5.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration Configure Win627DHG Super IO Chipset Enable or Disable HD Audio Controller [Enabled] High Definition Audio Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio] Controller Onboard PCIEX 10/100Mb LAN [Enabled] LAN Option ROM [Disabled] Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Parallel Port Address [378] Parallel Port Mode [ECP]...
  • Page 89 ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3] Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3] Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7] Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7] ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-25...
  • Page 90: Pci Pnp

    5.4.6 PCI PnP The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
  • Page 91: Power Menu

    Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in the Application‑Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-2...
  • Page 92 5.5.4 APM Configuration APM Configuration Enabled or disable APM. Power Button Mode [On/Off] Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off] Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled] Power On By External Modems [Disabled] Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled] Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled] Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]...
  • Page 93 When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-29...
  • Page 94: Hardware Monitor

    N/A. Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxRPM] CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled] 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] Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM).
  • Page 95: Boot Menu

    These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled] ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-31...
  • Page 96: Boot Settings Configuration

    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 MyLogo™ feature. Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Sets the display mode for option ROM.
  • Page 97: Security

    <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears. If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2. Jumpers” for information on how to erase the RTC RAM. ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-33...
  • Page 98: Change User Password

    After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to change other security settings. Security Settings Supervisor Password : Not Installed User Password : Not Installed Change Supervisor Password User Access Level [Full Access] Change User Password Clear User Password Password Check [Setup]...
  • Page 99: Exit Menu

    If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting. ASUS V-Series P5945GC 5-35...
  • Page 100: Discard Changes

    Exit & Discard Changes Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting. Discard Changes This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously saved values.

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