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  • Page 1 ASUS Essentio Desktop PC CG5270 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 ......................v Safety information ..................vii Conventions used in this guide ..............viii Where to find more information ..............viii Package contents ..................ix Chapter 1: Getting started Welcome! ....................1-1 Getting to know your computer ..............1-1 Setting up your computer ................1-5 Turning your computer ON/OFF ..............
  • Page 4 Contents Chapter 6: Using the Utilities ASUS AI Manager ..................6-1 ASUS EPU-4 Engine .................. 6-6 ASUS Update ................... 6-10 ASUS MyLogo2™ ..................6-11 Nero 9 ..................... 6-12 Recovering your system ................6-16 Chapter 7: Troubleshooting...
  • Page 5: Notices

    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 Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: •...
  • 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 20 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 Keyboard x1 Mouse x1 Power cord x1 Support DVD x1 Recovery DVD x1 Nero 9 burning software Installation Guide x1 Warranty card x1 DVD x1 Antenna (optional) x2 • If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
  • Page 10: 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 11: Rear Panel

    Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer. Secure Digital™ / MultiMediaCard slot. Insert a Secure Digital™ card or MultiMediaCard into this slot. CompactFlash / Microdrive™ card slot. Insert a CompactFlash / Microdrive™ card ® ® into this slot. Memory Stick™...
  • Page 12 LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. LAN port LED indications ACT/LINK SPEED Activity/Link LED Speed LED Status Description Status Description No link 10Mbps connection ORANGE Linked ORANGE 100Mbps connection BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1Gbps connection LAN port ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 13 – – Side Speaker Out ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only). This optional WLAN card allows your computer to connect to a wireless network. ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). The display output ports on this optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models.
  • Page 14: 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 15: Using The Onboard Display Output Ports

    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 16: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connect a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the USB ports on the rear panel of your computer. 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 CG5270...
  • Page 17: 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 your monitor ON. Turn the power switch ON, then press the power button on your computer. Power button Wait until the operating system loads automatically.
  • Page 18: Chapter 2: Using Windows

    Select Use recommended settings or Install important updates only to set up the security settings for your computer. 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 CG570...
  • Page 19: Using The Start Menu

    Using Windows 7 desktop ® Click the Start icon > Help and Support to obtain more information about Windows ® Start menu Taskbar Notification area Using the Start menu The Start menu gives you access to programs, utilities, and other useful items on your computer.
  • Page 20: Using The Taskbar

    Click the icon again to hide the ® program. You may pin programs that you want constantly displayed on the taskbar. For more details, refer to the section Pinning programs on the Start menu or taskbar on this chapter. ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 21: Pinning Programs On The Start Menu Or Taskbar

    Pinning items on the jumplists When you right-click an icon on the taskbar, a jumplist launches to provide you with quick-access to the program’s or item’s related links.You may pin items on the jumplist such as favorite websites, often-visited folders or drives, or recently played media files.
  • Page 22 Click this icon to adjust the volume. Displaying an alert notification To display an alert notification: • Click the Notification icon , then click the message to open it. For more details, refer to the section Using Windows Action Center in this chapter. ® ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 23: Customizing Icons And Notifications

    Customizing icons and notifications You may choose to display or hide the icons and notifications on the taskbar or on the notification area. To customize icons and notifications: From the notification area, click on the arrow icon Click Customize. From the dropdown list, select the behaviors for the icons or items that you want customize.
  • Page 24: Managing Your Files And Folders

    Exploring files and folders To explore files and folders: Launch Windows Explorer. From the navigation or view pane, browse for the location of your data. From the breadcrumb bar, click the arrow to display the contents of the drive or folder. ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 25: Customizing The File/folder View

    Customizing the file/folder view To customize the file/folder view: Launch Windows Explorer. From the navigation pane, select the location of your data. From the toolbar, click the View icon From the View menu, move the slider to select how you want to view the file/folder.
  • Page 26: Sorting 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. ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 27: Restoring Your System

    Backing up your files Setting up a backup To set up a backup: Click > All Programs > Maintenance > Backup and Restore. Click Set up backup. Click Next. Select your backup destination. Click Next. Select Let Windows choose (recommended) or Let me choose as your backup mode.
  • Page 28: Protecting Your Computer

    ® To launch Windows 7 Action Center: ® To launch Windows 7 Action Center, click the Notification icon , then click Open Action Center. From Windows 7 Action Center, click the task that you want to do. ASUS CG5270 2-11...
  • Page 29: Using Windows Update

    Using Windows Update ® Windows Update allows you to check and install the latest updates to enhance the security and performance of your computer. Launching Windows Update ® To launch Windows Update: ® From the Windows taskbar, click the Start icon to launch the Start menu.
  • Page 30: Setting Up A User Account And Password

    > Getting Started > Add new users. ® Select Manage another account. Select Create a new account. Key in the name of the new user. Select either Standard user or Administrator as the user type. When done, click Create Account. ASUS CG5270 2-13...
  • Page 31 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. 2-14 Chapter 2: Using Windows ®...
  • Page 32: Getting Windows ® Help And Support

    Help and Support provides you with guides and answers in using the applications ® in Windows 7 platform. ® To launch Windows Help and Support, click > Help and Support. ® Ensure that you are connected to the Internet to obtain the latest Windows online help. ® ASUS CG5270 2-15...
  • Page 33: 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 CG5270...
  • Page 34: 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 2-channel, 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel stereo speakers. Connecting Headphone and Mic Connecting 2-channel Speakers Chapter 3: Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 35 Connecting 4-channel Speakers Connecting 6-channel Speakers ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 36 Connecting 8-channel Speakers Chapter 3: Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 37: 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 CG5270...
  • Page 38 Turn on your computer. Do any of the following to open the Screen Resolution setting screen: • Click > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Change display settings. • Right click anywhere on your Windows desktop. When the pop-up menu appears, click Personalize >...
  • Page 39: 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 CG5270...
  • Page 40: 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 CG5270...
  • Page 41: 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: Pull down both sides of the cover from the notch area to open it.
  • Page 42: Using The Optical Drive

    While the system is on, do either of the following to eject the tray: • Press PUSH on the drive bay cover. • Right-click the CD/DVD drive icon on the Computer screen, and then click Eject. Remove the disc from the disc tray. ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 43: 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 SK-2045 keyboard 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Keys Description Keys Description Launches Windows gadgets.
  • Page 44: Asus-razer Arctosa Gaming Keyboard

    ASUS-Razer Arctosa Gaming keyboard Keys Description Plays or pauses playback in a media player. Stops playback in a media player. Goes to the previous track in a media player. Goes to the next track in a media player. Decreases the system volume.
  • Page 45: Btc 6200c Keyboard

    BTC 6200C keyboard 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Description Keys Description Enters into sleep mode. Press any key Increases the system volume. to wake up your computer and return to the previous working status. Returns to the last page you viewed.
  • Page 46: Chapter 5: Connecting To The Internet

    DSL/cable modem. Modem RJ-45 cable 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 CG5270...
  • Page 47: 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. RJ-45 cable Turn on your computer.
  • Page 48: 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 49 To connect to a wireless network: Click the network icon in the notification area to display the available wireless 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 50 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 status. ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 51: Chapter 6: Using The Utilities

    Chapter 6 Using the Utilities ASUS AI Manager ASUS AI Manager is a utility which gives you quick and easy access to frequently-used applications. Installing AI Manager To install AI Manager: Place the support DVD in the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled, the Drivers installation wizard appears.
  • Page 52: Ai Manager Quick Bar

    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 53 To unlock the device: Deselect the locked device, then click Apply. Key in the password you have set previously, then click Ok. To change the password: Click Change Password, then follow the onscreen instructions to change • password. ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 54: Ai Booting

    AI Booting AI Booting allows you to specify the boot device priority sequence. To specify the boot sequence: Select a device, then click the left/right button to specify the boot sequence. When done, press Apply. AI Probe AI Probe automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU temperatures, CPU fan speed, and the voltage output.
  • Page 55 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. ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 56: Asus Epu-4 Engine

    CPU, BIOS, installed device(s), and memory. ASUS EPU-4 Engine ASUS EPU-4 Engine is an energy-efficient tool that provides you with a total system power-saving solution. It detects the current computer loading and intelligently adjusts the power in real-time. It automatically adjusts the power usage for the CPU, VGA card, hard drives, and CPU fan.
  • Page 57 VGA card status Displays the status of the graphics card. If your graphics card is not compatible with the motherboard, a “No VGA card detected” message appears. Refer to the ASUS VGA QVL List at for compatible VGA cards. ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 58 Displays the current or total reduced CO2 emission. Mode properties Displays the properties of each mode. Exit button Closes the ASUS EPU-4 utility, Calibrate button Allows the system to detect the CPU properties for optimal power management. Setting button Click this button to configure the mode settings.
  • Page 59: Configuring The Mode Settings

    Configuring the mode settings To configure the mode settings: From the ASUS EPU-4 main menu, click Setting to launch the Setting screen. Click the tab to configure the settings of High Performance mode. Click tab to configure the settings of Maximum Power Saving mode.
  • Page 60: Asus Update

    ASUS Update The 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 61: Asus Mylogo2

    ASUS MyLogo2™ The ASUS MyLogo2™ utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the image that appears on screen during the Power-On Self-Tests (POST). ASUS MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from the Support DVD.
  • Page 62: 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 63 Select the language you want to use for Installation Wizard. Click Next. Click Next to continue. Tick I accept the License Conditions. When done, click Next. ASUS CG5270 6-13...
  • Page 64 Select Typical then click Next. Tick Yes, I want to help by sending anonymous application data to Nero then click Next. When done, click Exit. 6-14 Chapter 6: Using the Utilities...
  • Page 65: Burning Files

    Burning files To burn files: From the main menu, click Data Burning > Add. Select the files that you want to burn. When done, click Add. ASUS CG5270 6-15...
  • Page 66: Recovering Your System

    To recover your system: Turn on your ASUS Desktop PC. When the ASUS logo appears, press <F8> to enter the Please select boot device menu. Insert the recovery DVD into the optical drive and select the optical drive (CDROM: XXX) as the boot device.
  • Page 67: Quickly Recover Your System

    ® onscreen instructions to complete the process, and the system automatically restarts. This recovery DVD is for ASUS Desktop PC only. DO NOT use it on other computers. Visit the ASUS website for any updates. Quickly recover your system Turn on your ASUS Desktop PC.
  • Page 68: 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 69 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 70 Check if the disc is placed with the label side facing up. • Check if the disc is centered in the tray, especially for the discs with non-standard size or shape. • Check if the disc is scratched or damaged. ASUS CG5270...
  • Page 71 The DVD drive eject button is not respond. Click > Computer. Right-click , then click Eject from the menu. Chapter 7: Troubleshooting...

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