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  • Page 1 E45M1-M PRO...
  • 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 Safety information ..................vii About this guide ..................viii E45M1-M PRO specifications summary ........... ix Chapter 1: Product introduction Welcome! ..................1-1 Package contents ................. 1-1 Special features ................1-1 1.3.1 Product highlights ............1-1 1.3.2 Innovative ASUS features ..........
  • Page 4 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 Main menu .................. 2-11 2.3.1 System Language [English] ...........2-11...
  • Page 5 2.7.5 Setup Mode [EZ Mode] ..........2-25 2.7.6 Boot Option Priorities ............ 2-25 2.7.7 Boot Override ..............2-25 Tools menu ................. 2-26 2.8.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility ..........2-26 2.8.2 ASUS O.C. Profile ............2-26 Exit menu ..................2-27...
  • 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: E45M1-M Pro Specifications Summary

    Memory 2 x DIMM, maximum 8GB, DDR3 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066 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 ASUS AI Suite II ASUS Turbo V ASUS Turbo Key Ai Charger+ ASUS Low EMI ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring graphics user interface ASUS Anti-Surge protection ASUS Fan Xpert ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS MyLogo 2...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Product Introduction

    ® The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards! Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in your package with the list below.
  • Page 12: Innovative Asus Features

    DRAM information. ASUS TurboV Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface makes overclock with just a few clicks away.
  • Page 13: Fan Xpert

    BIOS file using the bundled support DVD or USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file. ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS-based utility. Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 14: Before You Proceed

    ErP requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
  • Page 15: Motherboard Overview

    Place six screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard. Place this side towards the rear of the chassis E45M1-M PRO Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 16: Motherboard Layout

    Turbo Key II switch 1-20 IEEE 1394a connector (10-1 pin IE1394_1) 1-18 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin 1-16 Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) 1-15 SATA6G_1~5) Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) 1-11 Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) 1-16 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 17: Accelerated Processing Unit (Apu)

    Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN. CPU_FAN E45M1-M PRO E45M1-M PRO CPU fan connector • Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
  • Page 18: Uninstalling The Cpu Fan

    DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for better performance with less power consumption. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets: Channel Sockets Channel A DIMM_A1 DIMM_A2 E45M1-M PRO E45M1-M PRO 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 19: Memory Configurations

    To operate at the vendor-marked or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2.4 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory frequency adjustment. Visit the ASUS website at for the latest QVL. Chapter 1: Product introduction...
  • Page 20: Expansion Slots

    This motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot that supports PCI Express x1 2.0 graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications. 1.8.5 PCI Express x16 slot This motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot that supports PCI Express x16 2.0 graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications. 1-10 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 21: Jumpers

    Clear RTC (Default) E45M1-M PRO E45M1-M PRO 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 22: Connectors

    6-channel, and 8-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out. Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone. Refer to the audio configuration table on the next page for the function of the audio ports in the 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration. 1-12 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 23 Audio 2, 4, 6, 8-channel configuration Port Headset 2-channel 4-channel 6-channel 8-channel Light Blue (Rear panel) Line In Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Lime (Rear panel) Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Pink (Rear panel) Mic In Mic In...
  • Page 24: 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. 1-14...
  • Page 25 E45M1-M PRO pin definition compliant definition E45M1-M PRO Front panel audio connector • We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability. • If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD].
  • Page 26 S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. SPDIF_OUT E45M1-M PRO E45M1-M PRO Digital audio connector The S/PDIF module is purchased separately. 1-16 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 27: System Panel Connector

    PWRSW RESET E45M1-M PRO * Requires an ATX power supply E45M1-M PRO 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 28 PIN 1 PIN 1 PIN 1 PIN 1 E45M1-M PRO E45M1-M PRO USB2.0 connectors Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connector. Doing so will damage the motherboard! The USB module cable is purchased separately. 1-18 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 29 The serial port bracket (COM1) is purchased separately. COM1 PIN 1 E45M1-M PRO E45M1-M PRO Serial port (COM1) connector Chapter 1: Product introduction 1-19...
  • Page 30: Onboard Switches

    E45M1-M PRO E45M1-M PRO Turbo Key II switch • The O2LED2 LED near the Turbo Key II switch lights when the switch setting is turned to Enable. Refer to section 1.12 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the O2LED2 LED.
  • Page 31: Onboard Leds

    Powered Off E45M1-M PRO Onboard LED Turbo Key II LED The Turbo Key II LED lights when the Turbo Key II switch is turned to Enable. O2LED2 E45M1-M PRO E45M1-M PRO Turbo Key II LED Chapter 1: Product introduction 1-21...
  • Page 32: 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 into the optical drive.
  • Page 33: 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 34: 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 35: 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 36: 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 37 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: E45M1-M PRO BOARD: Unknown VER: 0202 VER:...
  • Page 38: Updating The Bios File

    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 E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 39: 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 40: 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 E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 41: 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 42: Scroll Bar

    You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable. A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and press <Enter> to display a list of options. 2-10 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 43: Main Menu

    Main menu The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings. EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main...
  • Page 44: Administrator Password

    To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed. 2-12 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 45: Ai Tweaker Menu

    Ai Tweaker menu The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items. Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you installed on the motherboard.
  • Page 46: Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]

    Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default settings. 2.4.6 CPU Offset Mode Sign [+] To offset the voltage by a positive value. [–] To offset the voltage by a negative value. 2-14 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 47: Vddnb Offset Mode Sign [+]

    CPU Voltage [Auto] Allows you to set the CPU Offset voltage. The values range from -0.3V to +0.5V with a 0.00625V interval. Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the system unstable.
  • Page 48: Advanced Menu

    NX Mode [Enabled] Enables or disables no-execute page protection function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] SVM Mode [Enabled] Enables or disables CPU virtualization. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] C6 Mode [Enabled] Enables or disables C6 mode. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] 2-16 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 49: Sata Configuration

    2.5.2 SATA Configuration While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port. OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled] Enables or disables onboard channel SATA port. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] OnChip SATA Type [IDE] Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
  • Page 50: Nb Configuration

    Allows you to select the digital audio output type. Configuartion options: [SPIDF] [HDMI] VIA 1394 Controller [Enabled] Enables or disables the VIA 1394 controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Realtek LAN Controller [Enabled] [Enabled] Enables the Realtek LAN controller. [Disabled] Disables the controller. 2-18 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 51: Apm

    Realtek PXE OPROM [Disabled] This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Realtek LAN controller. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller [Enabled] Enabled] Enables the onboard USB 3.0 controller.
  • Page 52 Enables Ring to generate a wake event. Power On By RTC [Disabled] [Disabled] Disables RTC to generate a wake event. When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/ [Enabled] Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values. 2-20 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 53: Monitor Menu

    Monitor menu The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change the fan settings. EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Ai Tweaker Main Advanced Monitor Boot Tool CPU Temperature +45ºC / +113ºF +45ºC / +113ºF MB Temperature +34ºC / +93ºF CPU Fan Speed...
  • Page 54: Cpu Q-Fan Control [Enabled]

    Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from 0% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under 40ºC, the CPU fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle. 2-22 ASUS E45M1-M PRO...
  • Page 55: Chassis Q-Fan Control [Enabled]

    2.6.4 Chassis Q-Fan Control [Enabled] [Disabled] Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature. [Enabled] Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature. Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM] This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed.
  • Page 56: 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 57: Option Rom Messages [Force Bios]

    • 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 58: 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 59: 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.
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  • Page 61: 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*...