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ASUS Desktop PC

CP6230
User Manual

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  • Page 1: Asus Desktop Pc

    ASUS Desktop PC CP6230 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 ......................5 Safety information ..................8 Conventions used in this guide ..............9 Where to find more information ..............9 Package contents ..................10 Chapter 1: Getting started Welcome! ......................11 Getting to know your computer ..............11 Setting up your computer ................15 Turning your computer ON ................
  • Page 4 Contents Chapter 6: Using the utilities ASUS AI Suite II ................... 51 ASUS Smart Cooling System (optional) ............58 Recovering your system ................60 Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ................... 63 ASUS contact information ................70...
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices 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 6: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    IC: Canadian Compliance Statement Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS 10 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations. This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and () this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
  • Page 7 RF Equipment Notices CE: European Community Compliance Statement The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council Recommendation of 1 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive. Wireless Radio Use This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency band.
  • Page 8: 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 9: 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 www.asus.com. ASUS Local Technical Support Visit ASUS website at http://support.asus.com/contact for the contact information of local Technical Support Engineer.
  • Page 10: Package Contents

    Package contents ASUS Desktop PC Keyboard x1 Mouse x1 Power cord x1 Support DVD x1 (Optional) Recovery DVD x1 (Optional) Nero 9 burning software Installation Guide x1 Warranty card x1 DVD x1 (Optional) • If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
  • Page 11: 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 12: Rear Panel

    Power button. Power button. Press this button to turn on your computer. Optical disk drive e�ect button. Optical disk drive e�ect button. Press this button to eject the optical disk drive tray. Optical disk drive bay. Optical disk drive bay. There is an optical disk drive in this bay. Microphone port (pink).
  • Page 13 VGA port. This port is for VGA-compatible devices such as a VGA monitor. ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). The display output ports on this optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models.
  • Page 14 Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in a 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration. Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration Headset Port 4-channel 6-channel 8-channel 2-channel Light Blue Line In Line In Line In Line In Lime...
  • Page 15: 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 16 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 17: 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 CP630...
  • Page 18: Turning Your Computer On

    Turning your computer ON This section describes how to turn on your computer after setting up your computer. Turning your computer ON To turn your computer ON: Turn your monitor ON. Press the power button on your computer. Power button Wait until the operating system loads automatically.
  • Page 19: Chapter 2: Using Windows

    Once you are done configuring the basic items, the Windows 8 video tutorial appears. ® Watch this tutorial to learn more about Windows 8 functionalities. ® For details on using Windows 8, refer to the next sections. ® ASUS CP630...
  • Page 20: Start Screen

    Using the Windows ® The Windows User Interface (UI) is the tile-based display used in Windows 8. It includes ® ® the following features you can use while working on your Desktop PC. Start screen The Start screen appears after successfully signing in to your user account. It helps organize all the programs and applications you need in just one place.
  • Page 21 Onscreen hotspots allow you to launch programs and access the settings of your Desktop PC. The functions in these hotspots can be activated using your mouse. Hotspots on a running app Hotspots on the Start screen Refer to the next page for the Hotspots’ functions. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 22 Hotspot Action upper left corner Hover your mouse pointer then click on the recent app’s thumbnail to go back to that app. Move your mouse pointer down to display all the running apps. From a running app screen: lower left corner Hover your mouse pointer then click on the Start screen’s thumbnail to go back to the Start screen.
  • Page 23: Working With Windows ® Apps

    Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. Drag then drop the app to the bottom of the screen to close it. • From the running app’s screen, press <Alt> �� <F4>. From the running app’s screen, press <Alt> �� <F4>. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 24 Accessing the All Apps screen From the All Apps screen, you can configure an apps settings or pin an app to the Start screen or to the Desktop mode taskbar. Launching the All Apps screen Right-click on the Start screen or press ��...
  • Page 25: Charms Bar

    Charms bar looks like once activated. Use your Desktop PC’s mouse or keyboard to launch the Charms bar. • Move your mouse pointer on the upper or lower right corner of the screen. • Press �� <C>. �� <C>. >. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 26: Inside The Charms Bar

    Inside the Charms bar Search This tool allows you to look for files, applications, or programs in your Desktop PC. Share This tool allows you to share applications via social networking sites or email. Start This tool reverts the display back to the Start screen. From the Start screen, you can also use this to revert back to a recently opened app.
  • Page 27: Snap Feature

    �� < . > to activate the Snap bar. The first app would • Launch an app then press automatically be placed in the smaller display area. Launch another app. This second app will automatically appear in the bigger display area. To switch between apps, press �� <J>. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 28: Other Keyboard Shortcuts

    Other keyboard shortcuts Using your keyboard, you can also use the following shortcuts to help you launch applications and navigate Windows ® Switches between the Start screen and the last running app. Launches the desktop. �� <D> Launches the Computer window on the desktop. ��...
  • Page 29: Turning Your Desktop Pc Off

    If your Desktop PC is unresponsive, press and hold the power button for at least four (4) seconds until your Desktop PC turns off. Putting your Desktop PC to sleep To put your Desktop PC on Sleep mode, press the Power button once. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 30: Entering The Bios Setup

    Entering the BIOS Setup BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings that are needed for system startup in the Desktop PC. In normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure optimal performance. Do not change the default BIOS settings except in the following circumstances: •...
  • Page 31: 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 CP630...
  • Page 32: 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 -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 33 Connecting 4-channel Speakers Connecting 6-channel Speakers ASUS CP630...
  • Page 34 Connecting 8-channel Speakers Chapter 3: Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 35: 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 CP630...
  • Page 36 Turn on your computer. Do any of the following to open the Screen Resolution setting screen: From the Start screen a) Launch the All Apps screen and pin Control Panel on the Start screen. For details, refer to Pinning an app on the Start screen from the section Working with Windows apps.
  • Page 37: 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 CP630...
  • Page 38 Chapter 3: Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 39: 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 CP630...
  • Page 40: 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: Press PUSH on the front I/O ports cover to open it.
  • Page 41: Using The Optical Drive

    Hover your mouse pointer over the lower left corner of Windows desktop then right-click ® on the Start Screen’s thumbnail. From the popup menu, click File Explorer to open the Computer screen. Remove the disc from the disc tray. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 42: Using The Keyboard (on Selected Models Only)

    Using the keyboard (on selected models only) The keyboard varies with models. The illustrations on this section are for reference only. ASUS KB34211 modern wired keyboard Hot keys Description Turns the volume’s mute mode on/off. Decreases the system volume. Increases the system volume.
  • Page 43: Chapter 5: Connecting To The Internet

    Configuring a static IP network connection. • Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or assistance in setting up your Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or assistance in setting up your Internet connection. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 44: 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 45 From the Windows taskbar, right-click the network icon ® and Sharing Center. From the Open Network and Sharing Center screen, click Change Adapter settings. Right-click on your LAN and select Properties. Click Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click Properties. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 46 Click Obtain an IP address automatically and click OK. Continue to the next steps if you are using PPPoE connection. Return to the Network and Sharing Center and then click Set up a new connection or network. Select Connect to the Internet and click Next.
  • Page 47 Repeat steps 1 to 4 of the previous section Configuring a dynamic IP/PPPoE network connection. Click Use the following IP address. Enter the IP address, Subnet mask and Gateway from your service provider. If needed, enter the preferred DNS Server address and alternative address. When done, click OK. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 48: Wireless Connection (on Selected Models Only)

    Wireless AP Modem • To increase the range and sensitivity of the wireless radio signal, connect the external antennas to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card. • The external antennas are optional items. Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet...
  • Page 49 Hover you mouse pointer on the upper or lower right of the screen. On your keyboard, press �� <c>. Charms Bar From the Charms bar, select Settings and click the network icon Select the network that you want to connect to from the list. Click Connect. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 50 Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet...
  • Page 51: Chapter 6: Using The Utilities

    Windows ® ASUS AI Suite II ASUS AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to launch and operate these utilities simultaneously. Using AI Suite II AI Suite II automatically starts when you enter the Windows operating system.
  • Page 52: The Tool Menu

    The Tool menu The Tool menu includes the EPU, Probe II, and Sensor Recorder panels. Launching and configuring EPU EPU is an energy-efficient tool that provides you with a total power-saving solution. It detects the current loading and intelligently adjusts the power usage in real-time. When you select the Auto mode, the system changes modes automatically according to the current system status.
  • Page 53 The Preference tab allows you to customize the time interval of sensor alerts, or • change the temperature unit. Saves your configuration Loads your saved configuration Applies your changes Loads the default threshold values for each sensor ASUS CP630...
  • Page 54 Launching and configuring Sensor Recorder Sensor Recorder allows you to monitor the changes in the system voltage, temperature, and fan speed, as well as recording the changes. To launch Sensor Recorder: Click Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar. •...
  • Page 55: Asus Update

    The Update menu allows you to update the motherboard BIOS and the BIOS boot logo with the ASUS designed update utilities. ASUS Update The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows OS. The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the BIOS directly ®...
  • Page 56 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update process. MyLogo ASUS MyLogo allows you to customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the image that appears on screen during the Power-On Self-Tests (POST). ASUS MyLogo allows you to: •...
  • Page 57: The System Information Screen

    Click the Disk tab and then select each disk to see the details on it. The Support screen The Support screen displays the information about the ASUS website, technical support website, download support website, or contact information. The Settings screen The Settings screen allows you to customize the main menu bar settings and the interface’s...
  • Page 58: Asus Smart Cooling System (optional)

    ASUS Smart Cooling System (optional) ASUS Smart Cooling System is an optional feature on selected models and may be purchased separately. Configuring the UEFI BIOS models ASUS Smart Cooling System maintains the internal system components through its air circulation after each system boot up. Follow these steps to configure this feature: Enter the BIOS Setup program.
  • Page 59 Press <F10> and click Yes to save your settings. The system automatically reboots to finish the setup process. During the system reboot, the Power LED flashes to indicate that the dust extraction fan rotates in reverse to remove the dust from the internal system components. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 60: Recovering Your System

    Recovering your system Resetting your PC The Reset your PC option restores your PC to its factory default settings. Back up all your data before using this option. To reset your PC: Press <F9> during bootup. From the screen, click Troubleshoot. Select Reset your PC.
  • Page 61 Next. Select the USB storage device where you want to copy the recovery files. Click Next. Click Create. Wait for a while for the process to complete. When the process is completed, click Finish. ASUS CP630...
  • Page 62: Removing Everything And Reinstalling Windows

    Removing everything and reinstalling Windows Restoring your PC to its original factory settings can be done using the Remove everything and reinstall option in PC Settings. Refer to the steps below to use this option. Back up all your data before using this option. This process may take a while to complete.
  • Page 63: 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 64 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 65 Hover your mouse pointer over the lower left corner of Windows desktop then ® right-click on the Start Screen’s thumbnail. From the popup menu, click File Explorer to open the Computer screen. , then click E�ect from the menu. Right-click ASUS CP630...
  • Page 66 • Ensure that the power cord is Your computer’s power properly connected. cord is not properly connected. • Use other compatible power cord. Contact the ASUS Service Center PSU (Power supply unit) about installing another PSU on your problems computer. Display...
  • Page 67 Ensure the LAN LED is on. If not, try another LAN cable. If it still does LAN cable problems not work, contact the ASUS service center. Your computer is not Ensure that your computer is properly Cannot access properly connected to a connected to a router or hub.
  • Page 68 Computer virus attack computer. • Reinstall the operating system. • Send the damaged hard disk drive to ASUS Service Center for Hard disk drive failure servicing. • Replace with a new hard disk drive. • Replace with compatible memory modules.
  • Page 69 • Contact the ASUS Service Center Contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance. If the problem still persists, refer to your Desktop PC’s warranty card and contact the ASUS Service Center. Visit the ASUS Support site at http://support.asus.com for the service center information.
  • Page 70: Asus Contact Information

    ��1-510-739-3777 ��1-510-608-4555 Web site usa.asus.com Technical Support Telephone ��1-81-8-787 Support fax ��1-81-84-0883 Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-3, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany ��49-10-959911 Web site www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Telephone (Component) ��49-1805-01093* Telephone (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD) ��49-1805-01090*...

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