Asus K8V-XE User Manual

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    K8V-XE User Guide...

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    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 Typography ....................ix K8V-XE specifications summary ..............x Chapter 1: Product introduction Welcome! ..................1-2 Package contents ................1-2 Special features ................1-2 1.3.1 Product highlights ............1-2 1.3.2 Innovative ASUS features ..........1-4 Before you proceed ................

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    2.1.2 Updating the BIOS ............2-3 2.1.3 Saving the current BIOS file ..........2-5 2.1.4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ........2-6 2.1.5 ASUS EZ Flash utility ............2-8 2.1.6 ASUS Update utility ............2-9 BIOS setup program ..............2-12 2.2.1...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    3.2.2 Drivers menu ..............3-3 3.2.3 Utilities menu ..............3-4 3.2.4 Manual menu ..............3-5 3.2.5 ASUS Contact information ..........3-5 RAID Configurations ..............3-6 3.3.1 Installing hard disks ............3-6 3.3.2 VIA RAID configurations ..........3-7 3.3.3 JMicron configurations ............ 3-8 Creating a RAID driver disk ............

  • Page 6: Federal Communications Commission Statement, Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    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, Electrical Safety

    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

    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: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.

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    1 x PS/2 mouse port 1 x 6-channel audio I/O ports 1 x S/PDIF out port 4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS Feature BIOS 2.3, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2, ASUS MyLogo (continued on the next page)

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    K8V-XE specifications summary Overclocking CPU Multiplier features SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection), from 200 MHz up to 300 MHz at 1MHz increment C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall) EZ Flash Special features ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 ASUS MyLogo™ ASUS EZ Flash Manageability WOL by PME, WOR by PME, WOR by Ring Internal 2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports...

  • Page 13: Product Introduction

    Chapter 1 This chapter describes the features of the motherboard. It includes brief descriptions of the motherboard components, and illustrations of the layout, jumper settings, and connectors. Product introduction...

  • Page 14: Package Contents

    ® The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards! The motherboard combines the powers of the AMD Athlon™ 64 / Sempron™ processor and the VIA K8T890 chipset to set a new benchmark for an effective desktop platform solution.

  • Page 15: Product Highlights

    1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1. 6-Channel Audio solution The motherboard uses an onboard audio CODEC that lets you enjoy high-quality 6-channel audio without having to buy advanced sound cards. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard...

  • Page 16: Innovative Asus Features

    1.3.2 Innovative ASUS features CrashFree BIOS 2 This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the ASUS support CD in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip. See page 2-6.

  • Page 17: Before You Proceed, Onboard Led

    The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. SB_PWR K8V -XE Standby Powered Power K8V-XE Onboard LED ASUS K8V-XE motherboard...

  • Page 18: Motherboard Layout

    Motherboard overview 1.5.1 Motherboard layout 19.2cm (7.6in) KBPWR PS/2KBMS T: Mouse B: Keyboard CPU_FAN ATX12V COM1 F_USB12 Bottom: Top: USB3 RJ-45 USB4 USBPW1 Top:Line In Center:Line Out Below:Mic In K8T890 SPDIF_O PCIEX16 JMicron K8V -XE JMB363 PCI1 SATA_RAID1 PCI2 VT8251 RTL8201CL PCI3 BIOS...

  • Page 19: Placement Direction, Screw Holes

    Place six (6) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard. Place this side towards the rear of the chassis K8V -XE ASUS K8V-XE motherboard...

  • Page 20: Overview

    The 128-bit-wide data paths of these processors can run applications faster than processors with only 32-bit or 64-bit wide data paths. K8V -XE K8V-XE CPU Socket 754 Gold Arrow Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and severely...

  • Page 21: Installing The Cpu

    5. When the CPU is in place, push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab to indicate that it is locked. 6. Install specifically designed heatsink and fan assembly. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard...

  • Page 22: Dimm Sockets Location, Memory Configurations

    1.7.1 DIMM sockets location The following figure illustrates the location of the DDR DIMM sockets. K8V -XE K8V-XE 184-pin DDR DIMM Sockets 1.7.2 Memory configurations You may install 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB DDR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.

  • Page 23: Memory Frequency

    Memory Frequency Sockets DIMM1 DIMM2 DIMM3 Frequency populated 400MHz populated populated 400MHz populated 400MHz populated 400MHz populated populated 400MHz populated populated 400MHz populated populated populated 333MHz ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 1-11...

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    DDR Qualified Vendor List The following table lists the PC3200 (DDR400) memory modules that have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard. DDR400 Qualified Vendor List (QVL) DIMM support Size Vendor Mode Brand Side(s) Component A B C 256MB KINGSTON V58C2256804SAT5(ECC) KVR400X72C3A/256...

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    B : Supports one pair of modules inserted in two slot as Single-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website ( for the latest DDR 400 Qualified Vendor List for this motherboard. Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors for better system performance.

  • Page 26: Installing A Dimm, Standard Interrupt Assignments

    1.7.3 Installing a DIMM Follow these steps to install a DIMM. DDR DIMM 1. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clips outward. 2. Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the socket.

  • Page 27: Irq Assignments For This Motherboard, Pci Slots

    PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable. 1.8.3 PCI slots The PCI slots support PCI cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 1-15...

  • Page 28: Pci Express X1, Pci Express X16

    1.8.4 PCI Express x1 slot This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications. The figure shows a network card installed on the PCI Express x1 slot. 1.8.5 PCI Express x16 slot This motherboard supports PCI Express x16 graphic cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications.

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    K8V -XE CLRTC Normal Clear CMOS K8V-XE Clear RTC RAM (Default) 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 BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to its previous values.

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    (Default) USBPW2 K8V -XE +5VSB (Default) K8V-XE USB Device Wake Up • The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port. Otherwise, the system would not power up.

  • Page 31: Rear Panel Connectors

    6. Microphone jack. This Mic (pink) jack connects a microphone. In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Rear Speaker Out. The functions of the Line Out, Line In, and Microphone jacks change when you select the 6-channel audio configuration as shown in the following table. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 1-19...

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    Audio 2, 4 or 6-channel configuration Headphone/ 2-Speaker 4-Speaker 6-Speaker Light Blue Line In Line In Bass/Center Lime Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Pink Mic In Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out 7. S/PDIF out jack. This jack connects to external audio output devices. 8.

  • Page 33: Internal Connectors

    (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug). FLOPPY K8V -XE PIN 1 NOTE: Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1. K8V-XE Floppy Disk Drive Connector ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 1-21...

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    +5 Volts +12 Volts +5 Volts +12 Volts +5 Volts K8V-XE ATX Power Connectors Ground +3 Volts 4. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD, AUX) These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.

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    USB 2.0 ports for connecting next generation USB peripherals such as high resolution cameras, scanners, and printers. K8V -XE USB56 USB78 K8V-XE USB 2.0 Connectors • The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately. • Install the USB 2.0 driver before using the USB 2.0 feature. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 1-23...

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    This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound output. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector and the other end to the S/PDIF module. SPDIF_OUT K8V -XE K8V-XE Digital Audio Connector The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately. 1-24 Chapter 1: Product introduction...

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    Azalia Legacy ACʼ97 compliant definition compliant definition K8V -XE K8V-XE Analog Front Panel Connector We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard high-definition audio capability. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 1-25...

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    RESET IDE_LED PWRSW Requires an ATX power supply. K8V-XE System Panel Connector • System Power LED Lead (Green 3-pin PLED) This 3-pin connector connects to the system power LED. The LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.

  • Page 39: Bios Information

    Chapter 2 This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. BIOS information...

  • Page 40: Creating A Bootable floppy Disk, Managing And Updating Your Bios

    ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.) ASUS EZ Flash (Updates the BIOS in DOS using a floppy disk or the motherboard support CD.) ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows environment.)

  • Page 41: Updating The Bios

    The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the AwardBIOS Flash Utility. Follow these instructions to update the BIOS using this utility. 1. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS web site. Rename the file to K8VXE.BIN and save it to a floppy disk.

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    6. Type the BIOS file name in AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.01 the File Name to Program (C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved field, then press <Enter>. For K8T890-8251-K8V-XE-00 DATE: 01/05/2006 Flash Type - PMC Pm49FL004T LPC/FWH File Name to Program: 0110.bin...

  • Page 43: Saving The Current Bios file

    Make sure that the floppy disk has enough disk space to save the file. To save the current BIOS file using the AwardBIOS Flash Utility: 1. Follow steps 1 to 6 of the AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.01 (C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved previous section.

  • Page 44: Asus Crashfree Bios 2 Utility

    2.1.4 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 45: Recovering The Bios From A Floppy Disk

    4. 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 ( to download the latest BIOS file. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard...

  • Page 46: Asus Ez Flash Utility

    2.1.5 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 47: Asus Update Utility

    2.1.6 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 48: Updating The Bios Through The Internet

    1. Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows desktop by clicking ® Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears. 2. Select Update BIOS from the 3. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest Internet option from the drop-down you to avoid network traffic, or click...

  • Page 49: Updating The Bios Through A Bios File

    1. Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows desktop by clicking ® Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears. 2. Select Update BIOS from a file option from the drop-down menu, then click Next.

  • Page 50: Bios Setup Program

    “2.7 Exit Menu.” The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. Visit the ASUS website ( to download the latest product and BIOS information. 2-12...

  • Page 51: Bios Menu Screen, Menu Bar

    The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. • Visit the ASUS website ( to download the latest BIOS informavtion. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-13...

  • Page 52: Legend Bar, Menu Items, Sub-menu Items, Configuration fields

    2.2.3 Legend bar At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding functions. Navigation Key Function <F1>...

  • Page 53: Pop-up Window, General Help

    F5: Setup Defaults ESC: Exit →←: Select Menu Enter: Select Sub-menu F10: Save and Exit Pop-up menu 2.2.8 General help At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-15...

  • Page 54: System Time, System Date, Legacy Diskette A, Main Menu

    Item Specific Help Legacy Diskette A: [1.44M, 3.5 in.] Press [Enter] to enter Primary IDE Master [ST321122A] next page for detail Primary IDE Slave [ASUS CDS520/A] hard drive settings Secondary IDE Master [None] Secondary IDE Slave [None] HDD SMART Monitoring [Disabled]...

  • Page 55: Primary And Secondary Ide Master/slave

    Configuration options: [CHS] [LBA] [Large] [Auto] Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-17...

  • Page 56: Hdd Smart Monitoring

    Capacity Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. This item is not configurable. Cylinder Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders. This item is not configurable. Head Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads. This item is not configurable. Sector Shows the number of sectors per track.

  • Page 57: Jumperfree Configuration, Advanced Menu

    Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced Frequency Configuration Select Menu Spread Spectrum [Auto] Item Specific Help PCIEx clock Sync. to CPU [Enable] x PLL2 Clock 100MHz PCI clock Sync. to CPU [Enable] x PCIClock 33.0 MHz CPU clock [200MHz] ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-19...

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    Spread Spectrum [Auto] Enables or disables the clock generator spread spectrum. Configuration options: [Disabled] [+/- 0.1%] [+/- 0.2%] [+/- 0.3%] [+/- 0.4%] [+/- 0.5%] [+/- 0.6%] [+/- 0.7%] [+/- 0.8%] [+/- 0.9%] [+/- 1.0%] [Auto] PCIEx clock Sync. to CPU [Enable] Enables or disables the PCI Express synchronous clock to the CPU.

  • Page 59: Cpu Configuration, Chipset

    [16 bit] DRAM timing and LDT Bus Frequency [Auto] control PEG Data Scrambling [Auto] VLink Mode Selection [Auto] Primary Display Adapter [PCI] DRAM Configuration The items in this sub-menu show the DRAM-related information auto-detected by the BIOS. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-21...

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    Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced DRAM Configuration Select Menu Current DRAM Frequency 200 MHz Item Specific Help Timing Mode [Auto] Memclock index value (Mhz) 200Mhz <Enter> to select DARM CAS# latency (Tcl) configuration by Min RAS# active time(Tras) [Auto] is recommended. RAS# to CAS# delay (Trcd) [Manual] allows you to...

  • Page 61: Pci Pnp

    When set to [No], the BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to [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] ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-23...

  • Page 62: Irq Resources

    Resources Controlled By [Auto] When set to [Auto], the BIOS automatically configures all the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices. Set to [Manual] if you want to assign the IRQ DMA and memory base address fields. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] When the item Resources Controlled By is set to [Auto], the item IRQ Resources is grayed out and not user-configurable.

  • Page 63: Onboard Devices Configuration

    Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot ROM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3] [Auto] ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-25...

  • Page 64: Usb Configuration

    Parallel Port Address [378/IRQ7] Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378/IRQ7] [278/IRQ5] [3BC/IRQ7] Parallel Port Mode [ECP+EPP] Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. Configuration options: [SPP] [EPP] [ECP] [ECP+EPP] ECP Mode Use DMA [3] Allows you to select the ECP Mode.

  • Page 65: Acpi Apic Support, 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 K8V-XE motherboard 2-27...

  • Page 66: Apm Configuration

    2.5.3 APM Configuration Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Power Select Menu APM Configuration Power On By PS2 KB [Disable] Item Specific Help Power On By PS2 MS [Disabled] Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled] Power On By Ecternal Modem [Disabled] Power On By On-board LAN [Disabled] Power On By RTC Alarm...

  • Page 67: Hardware Monitor

    4265 RPM Chassis Fan speed 0 RPM CPU Fan Speed warning [ 800 RPM] F1:Help ↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value F5: Setup Defaults ESC: Exit →←: Select Menu Enter: Select Sub-menu F10: Save and Exit ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-29...

  • Page 68: Boot Menu

    VCORE Voltage, 12V Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage[xx.xºC] or [Ignored] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not want to display the detected temperatures. CPU Temperature M/B Temperature The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU temperatures.

  • Page 69: Boot Device Priority

    2.6.3 Hard Disk Drives Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Boot Select Menu Removable Drives 1. Bootable Add-in Cards Item Specific Help 1. Bootable Add-in Cards Allows you to select an add-in disk drive attached to the system. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-31...

  • Page 70: Boot Settings Configuration

    2.6.4 Boot Settings Configuration Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Boot Boot Settings Configuration Select Menu Quick Boot [Enabled] Item Specific Help Boot Up Floppy Seek [Disabled] Bootup Num-Lock [On] Press [Enter] to Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled] enable or disable. Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) Typematic Delay (Msec) OS Select For DRAM >...

  • Page 71: Security

    Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you want to use the ASUS MyLogo™ feature. Halt On [All, But Keyboard] Allows you to error report type.

  • Page 72: Password Check

    To clear the password: 1. Select the password field and press <Enter> twice. The following message appears: PASSWORD DISABLED !!! Press any key to continue... 2. Press any key to continue. The password field setting is changed to Clear. A note about passwords The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program preventing unauthorized access.

  • Page 73: Exit Menu

    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. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 2-35...

  • Page 74: Load Setup Defaults, Discard Changes

    Load Setup Defaults This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.

  • Page 75: Software Support

    Chapter 3 This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package. Software support...

  • Page 76: Support Cd Information, Running The Support Cd

    The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates. 3.2.1 Running the support CD To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 77: Drivers Menu

    ® ® later to support USB 2.0. ASUS InstALL- Installation Wizard for Drivers Installs the ASUS InstALL- Installation Wizard for drivers. AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Driver Installs the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet driver. VIA Chipset Driver Program Installs the VIA Chipset Driver Program.

  • Page 78: Utilities Menu

    ASUS Update This program 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. Installing ASUS Update also installs ASUS Mylogo™.

  • Page 79: Manual Menu, Asus Contact Information

    Reader from the Utilities menu to open the manual ® ® files in PDF. 3.2.5 ASUS Contact Information Clicking the ASUS Contact Information tab displays as stated. You may also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard...

  • Page 80: Hard Disk Drivers, Raid Configurations, Installing Hard Disks

    RAID configurations The motherboard comes with the following RAID solutions: • The VIA VT8251 southbridge chipset comes with a built-in SATA RAID controller that allows you to configure RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD with four SATA hard disk drives. •...

  • Page 81: Via Raid Configurations

    2. During POST, press <Tab> to enter the VIA RAID configuration utility. For detailed descriptions on the VIA RAID configuration, refer to the “VIA VT8251 RAID User’s Manual” found in the Manual menu of your motherboard support CD. See page 3-5. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard...

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    3.3.3 JMicron RAID configurations The JMicron RAID controller supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use the JMicron RAID utility to configure a disk array. Setting BIOS RAID items After installing the hard disk drives, make sure to set the necessary RAID items in the BIOS before setting your RAID configuration.

  • Page 83: Creating A Raid Driver Disk

    For additional information on VIA and JMicron RAID installation and configuration, refer to the “VIA VT8251 RAID User’s Manual” and “JMicron JMB36X RAID BIOS User’s Manual”found in the Manual menu of your motherboard support CD. See page 3-5. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard...

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    Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology The motherboard supports the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology that dynamically and automatically change the CPU speed, voltage and amount of power depending on the task the CPU performs. 3.5.1 Enabling Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology To enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ technology: 1.

  • Page 85

    • Make sure to install the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ driver and application before using this feature. • The AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology feature works only with the AMD heatsink and fan assembly with monitor chip. ASUS K8V-XE motherboard 3-11...

  • Page 86: Launching The Cool 'n' Quiet!™ Software

    98SE/ME/2000, click the Start button. Select 1. If you are using Windows ® Programs > ASUS > Cool & Quiet > Cool & Quiet. XP, click the Start button. Select All Programs > 2. If you are using Windows ®...

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