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  • Page 1 E35M1-I...
  • 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

    BIOS information Managing and updating your BIOS ..........2-1 2.1.1 ASUS Update utility ............2-1 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ............2-2 2.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility ........2-3 2.1.4 ASUS BIOS Updater ............2-4 BIOS setup program ..............2-7...
  • Page 4 Contents Main menu .................. 2-10 2.3.1 System Language [English] ...........2-11 2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] ........2-11 2.3.3 System Time [xx:xx:xx] ..........2-11 2.3.4 Security ................2-11 Ai Tweaker menu ................ 2-12 2.4.1 Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto] ..........2-13 2.4.2 Memory Frequency [Auto] ..........2-13 2.4.3 DRAM Timing Control ...........
  • Page 5 Contents 2.7.5 Boot Option Priorities ............ 2-22 2.7.6 Boot Override ..............2-22 Tools menu ................. 2-23 2.8.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility ..........2-23 2.8.2 ASUS O.C. Profile ............2-23 Exit menu ..................2-24...
  • Page 6: Notices

    This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials.
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    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 DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling.
  • Page 8: About 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 contact information. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer.
  • Page 9: E35M1-I Specifications Summary

    2 x DIMMs, maximum 8GB, DDR3 1066 / 800 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory Single-channel memory architecture Refer to for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List). ** When you install a total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operating system may only recognize less ®...
  • Page 10 E35M1-I specifications summary BIOS features 32 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, ACPI 2.0a, SM BIOS 2.6 Accessories 2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables 1 x I/O shield 1 x User Manual 1 x Support DVD...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    Chapter 1 Product introduction Thank you for buying an ASUS E35M1-I motherboard! ® Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in your motherboard package. Refer to page x for the list of accessories.
  • Page 12: Motherboard Overview

    Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) ® ® Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics DDR3 DIMM slots Standby power LED (SB_PWR) System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL) 1-13 Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) 1-11 USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910, 1-12 USB1112) ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 13: Central Processing Unit (Cpu)

    A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for better performance with less power consumption. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets: E35M1-I 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 14: Memory Configurations

    2.4 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory frequency adjustment. • For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full memory load (2 DIMMs) or overclocking condition. E35M1-I Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1066 MHz capability DIMM socket support Chip...
  • Page 15 DDR3-1333 MHz capability DIMM socket support Chip Vendors Part No. Size Chip NO. Timing Voltage (Optional) Brand 1 DIMM A-Data AD31333001GOU A-Data AD30908C8D-151C E0906 - • A-Data AD31333G001GOU 3GB(3 x 1GB) 8-8-8-24 1.65-1.85V • A-Data AD31333002GOU A-Data AD30908C8D-151C E0903 - •...
  • Page 16 DDR3 1333MHz memory module will run at DDR3 1066MHz frequency as default. SS: Single-sided / DS: Double-sided DIMM support: • 1 DIMM: Supports one module inserted into either slot as single-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website at for the latest QVL. ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 17: Expansion Slots

    Expansion slots In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
  • Page 18: Jumpers

    Normal Clear RTC (Default) E35M1-I Clear RTC RAM To erase the RTC RAM: 1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord. 2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
  • Page 19: Connectors

    Connectors 1.7.1 Rear panel connectors PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Combo port. This port is for a PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications. LAN port LED indications Speed Activity Link...
  • Page 20: Internal Connectors

    The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. • If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system, refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus. com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details. 1-10...
  • Page 21 CHA_FAN +12V Rotation E35M1-I fan 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! The CPU_FAN connector supports a CPU fan of maximum 2A (24 W) fan power.
  • Page 22 SATA6G_1 SATA6G_3 SATA6G_5 E35M1-I SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors • These connectors are set to [IDE Mode] by default. In IDE mode, you can connect Serial ATA boot/data hard disk drives to these connectors. • When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the OnChip SATA Type item in the BIOS to [AHCI Mode].
  • Page 23: System Panel Connector

    PLED- HD_LED+ PLED+ PIN 1 E35M1-I 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. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
  • Page 24: Software Support

    The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website at for updates. To run the Support DVD Place the Support DVD to the optical drive.
  • Page 25: Chapter 2: Bios Information

    BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update utility. 2.1.1 ASUS Update utility The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows environment. ®...
  • Page 26: Asus Ez Flash 2

    Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the updating process. 2.1.2 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
  • Page 27: Asus Crashfree Bios 3 Utility

    2.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility 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 restore a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.
  • Page 28: Asus Bios Updater

    2.1.4 ASUS BIOS Updater The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
  • Page 29 The BIOS Updater backup screen appears indicating the BIOS backup process. When BIOS backup is done, press any key to return to the DOS prompt. ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.18 Current ROM Update ROM BOARD: E35M1-I BOARD: Unknown VER: 0203 VER:...
  • Page 30: Updating The Bios File

    • Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 2.9 Exit menu for details. • Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have disconnected them. ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 31: 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 to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard.
  • Page 32: Bios Menu Screen

    Selects the boot device priority • The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system. • The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the system. ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 33: Advanced Mode

    The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure the BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the following sections for the detailed configurations. To access the EZ Mode, click Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode. Back button Menu items...
  • Page 34: Main Menu

    0203 x64 Build Date 03/02/2011 CPU Information AMD Engineering Sample Speed 1600 MHz Memory Information Total Memory 1024 MB (DDR3) Speed 1066 MHz System Language English System Date [Mon 09/13/2010] System Time [16:46:15] Access Level Administrator > Security 2-10 ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 35: System Language [English]

    2.3.1 System Language [English] Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration options: [English] 2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] Allows you to set the system date. 2.3.3 System Time [xx:xx:xx] Allows you to set the system time. 2.3.4 Security The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
  • Page 36: Ai Tweaker Menu

    ↑↓: Select Item APU1.8V Voltage Auto Enter: Select +/-: Change Opt. APU1.05V Voltage Auto F1: General Help F2: Previous Values APU Spread Spectrum Auto F5: Optimized Defaults F10: Save ESC: Exit Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. 2-12 ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 37: Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]

    2.4.1 Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto] Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options: [Auto] Loads the optimal settings for the system. [Manual] Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters. APU Frequency [XXX] This item appears only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [Manual].
  • Page 38: Dram Voltage [Auto]

    • The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage settings. 2.4.10 APU Spread Spectrum [Auto] [Auto] Automatic configuration. [Disabled] Enhances the PCIE overclocking ability. [Enabled] Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control. 2-14 ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 39: Advanced Menu

    Advanced menu The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices. Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Ai Tweaker...
  • Page 40: Sata Configuration

    USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. EHCI Hand-off [Disabled] [Enabled] Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand-off feature. [Disabled] Disables the function. 2-16 ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 41: Nb Configuration

    2.5.4 NB Configuration IGFX Multi-Monitor [Disabled] Enables or disables the Internal Graphics Device Multi-Monitor support for add-on VGA devices. And the memory size of Internal Graphics Device will keep memory reserved. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Primary Video Device [PCIE Video] Selects the primary display device.
  • Page 42: Monitor Menu

    ESC: Exit 5V Voltage +5.080 V 12V Voltage +12.192 V Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. Scroll down to display the following items: Anti Surge Support Enabled Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. 2-18 ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 43: Cpu Temperature / Mb Temperature [Xxxºc/Xxxºf]

    2.6.1 CPU Temperature / MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard temperatures. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures. 2.6.2 CPU / Chassis Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM).
  • Page 44: Cpu Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage

    The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item. 2.6.6 Anti Surge Support [Enabled] This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-20 ASUS E35M1-I...
  • Page 45: Boot Menu

    [Disabled] Disables the full screen logo display feature. Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature. Post Report [5 sec] This item appears only when the Full Screen Logo item is set to [Disabled] and allows you to set the waiting time for the system to display the post report.
  • Page 46: Setup Mode [Ez Mode]

    • To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears. • To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, press <F8> after POST.
  • Page 47: Tools Menu

    > ASUS O.C. Profile 2.8.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. Press [Enter] to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 2 screen. For more details, see section 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2. 2.8.2 ASUS O.C. Profile This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
  • Page 48: Exit Menu

    Load Optimized Defaults Save Changes & Reset Discard Changes & Exit ASUS EZ Mode Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device Load Optimized Defaults This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus.
  • Page 49: Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site Technical Support Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959911 Web site Online contact Technical Support Telephone (Component) +49-1805-010923*...