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    P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

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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

    Welcome! ..................1-1 Package contents ................. 1-1 Special features ................1-2 1.3.1 Product highlights ............1-2 1.3.2 ASUS AI Lifestyle unique features ......... 1-4 1.3.3 ASUS Intelligent Performance and Overclocking features ..........1-7 Chapter 1: Hardware information Before you proceed ..............2-1 Motherboard overview ..............

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    BIOS setup Managing and updating your BIOS ..........4-1 4.1.1 ASUS Update utility ............4-1 4.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility ........... 4-4 4.1.3 AFUDOS utility ..............4-5 4.1.4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility ........4-7 BIOS setup program ..............4-8 4.2.1...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Boot Device Priority ............4-30 4.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration .......... 4-31 4.6.3 Security ................. 4-32 Tools menu ................. 4-34 4.7.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ............4-34 4.7.2 ASUS O.C. Profile ............4-35 4.7.3 Ai Net 2 ................. 4-36 Exit menu ..................4-37 Chapter 5: Software support Installing an operating system ...........

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents 5.3.1 ASUS MyLogo3™ ............5-9 5.3.2 AI NET2 .................5-11 5.3.3 ASUS PC Probe II ............5-12 5.3.4 ASUS AI Suite ............... 5-18 5.3.5 ASUS AI Gear 2 ............5-20 5.3.6 ASUS AI Nap ..............5-21 5.3.7 ASUS AI N.O.S............... -22 5.3.8...

  • Page 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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 10: 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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    ® Supports FSB 800MHz and above only Compatible with Intel 05B/05A/06 processors ® Intel Hyper-Threading Technology ready ® * Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list Chipset Intel P35 / ICH9R with Intel Fast Memory Access ® ® Technology...

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    - ASUS 8-Phase Power Design - ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution - ASUS Fanless Design: StackCool2 - ASUS Q Fan 2 - ASUS Optional Fan for Water-cooling or Passive- Cooling only ASUS Crystal Sound: - ASUS Noise Filter ASUS EZ DIY: - ASUS Q-Connector - ASUS O.C.

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    16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE Support CD Contents Drivers ASUS PC Probe II ASUS Update ASUS AI Suite ASUS WiFi-AP Solo Wizard Anti-virus software (OEM version) Form Factor ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6”...

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    This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. Product introduction...

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    Chapter summary Welcome! ..................1-1 Package contents ................. 1-1 Special features ................1-2 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 17: Welcome!, 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! Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in your package with the list below.

  • Page 18: Special Features, Product Highlights

    Green ASUS This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.

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    Native DDR2 1066 memory support To attain top performance, ASUS engineers have successfully unleashed the true potential of DDR2 memory. While in DDR2 1066 mode, ASUS’s exclusive technology offers a choice of FSB 1333, providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory demanding applications. See page 2-13 for details.

  • Page 20: Asus Ai Lifestyle Unique Features

    1.3.2 ASUS AI Lifestyle unique features ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the overclocking capability. AI Gear 2 AI Gear 2 allows you to choose from profiles to adjust CPU frequency and vCore voltage, minimizing system noise and saving 50% power consumption at most.

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    Fanless Design - Stack Cool 2 ASUS Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution that lowers the temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat these critical components generate.

  • Page 22: Asus Crystal Sound

    See page 5-29 for details. ASUS EZ DIY ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer components, update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings. ASUS Q-Connector ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis front panel cables to the motherboard.

  • Page 23: Asus Intelligent Performance And Overclocking Features

    Smart Support CD It provides a checklist to allow the user to see which drivers are already installed, as well as those that aren’t. When using ASUS PC Probe II, you can easily see the critical parts of the computer.

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    AI Booster The ASUS AI Booster allows you to overclock the CPU speed in Windows environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS. Precision Tweaker This feature allows you to fine tune the CPU/memory voltage and gradually increase the memory Front Side Bus (FSB) and PCI Express frequency at 1MHz increment to achieve maximum system performance.

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    This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard. Hardware information...

  • Page 26: Table Of Contents

    Chapter summary Before you proceed ..............2-1 Motherboard overview ..............2-2 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ........... 2-6 System memory ................. 2-13 Expansion slots ................2-18 Jumper ..................2-22 Connectors ................. 2-23 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 27: Before You Proceed

    The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. SB_PWR P5K-E Standby Powered P5K-E Onboard LED Power ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 28: Motherboard Overview, Placement Direction, Screw Holes

    Motherboard overview Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.

  • Page 29: Motherboard Layout

    ® Intel ICH9R agere CLRTC DET_PCI2 L-FW3227-100 PCI2 DET_X16_2 PCIEX16_2 JMB363 CHA_FAN4 SB_PWR BIOS DET_PCI3 PRI_EIDE PCI3 SPDIF_OUT COM1 IE1394_2 USB1112 USB78 PANEL AAFP Refer to 2.7 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and internal connectors. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 30: Layout Contents

    2.2.4 Layout contents Slots Page DDR2 DIMM slots 2-13 PCI slots 2-20 PCI Express x 1 slots 2-20 PCI Express x16 slots 2-20 Jumper Page Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) 2-22 Rear panel connectors Page PS/2 keyboard port (purple) 2-23 Coaxial S/PDIF Out port 2-23 LAN 1 (RJ-45) port...

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    ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 2x4-pin EATX12V) 2-31 Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) 2-32 Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD) 2-33 Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF, for ASUS HDMI card) 2-33 System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL) 2-34 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 32: Central Processing Unit (cpu), Central Processing Unit (cpu)

    ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related. • Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.

  • Page 33: Installing The Cpu

    This side of the socket box should face you. To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you are installing a CPU. Lift the load lever in the direction of the arrow to a 135º angle. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

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    Lift the load plate with your thumb and forefinger to a 100º angle (A), then push the PnP cap from the load plate window to remove (B). Load plate Alignment key Position the CPU over the socket, making sure that the gold triangle is on the bottom-left corner of the socket then fit the socket...

  • Page 35: Installing The Cpu Heatsink And Fan

    CPU fan connector. Motherboard hole Fastener Narrow end of the groove Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.) ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

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    Push down two fasteners at a time in a diagonal sequence to secure the heatsink and fan assembly in place. Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN. CPU_FAN P5K-E P5K-E 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 37: Uninstalling The Cpu Heatsink And Fan

    Rotate each fastener counterclockwise. Pull up two fasteners at a time in a diagonal sequence to disengage the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard. Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 2-11...

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    Rotate each fastener clockwise to ensure correct orientation when reinstalling. Narrow end of the groove The narrow end of the groove should point outward after resetting. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.) Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for detailed information on CPU fan installation.

  • Page 39: System Memory, Overview

    Channel B DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2 • This chipset officially supports DDR2-800 MHz. With the ASUS Super Memspeed Technology, this motherboard natively supports up to DDR2- 1066 MHz and provides more ratio setting items than the chipset officially supports. See the table below.

  • Page 40: Memory Configurations

    2.4.2 Memory configurations You may install 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR2 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets. Sockets Mode DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 DIMM_A2 DIMM_B2 Populated Single-Channel Populated Dual-channel (1) Populated Populated Dual-channel (2) Populated Populated Populated Populated •...

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    NT5TU64M8BE-25C NANYA DS NT1GT64U8HB0BY-25C • • 512MB A3R12E3HEF641B9A05 5 SS AL6E8E63B8E1K • • • 1024MB PSC A3R12E3HEF641B9A05 5 DS AL7E8E63B-8E1K • • • 512MB DDRII6408-8E SS SLX264M8-JGE-3 • • • 1024MB SiS DDRII6408-8E DS SLY264M8-JGE-3 • • ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 2-15...

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    Supports one pair of modules inserted into either Channel A or Channel B as one pair of Dual- channel memory configuration. Supports four modules inserted into the yellow and black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-1066/800/667 MHz QVL. 2-16 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

  • Page 43: Installing A Dimm, Removing A Dimm

    DIMM. Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with DDR2 DIMM notch extra force. Remove the DIMM from the socket. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 2-17...

  • Page 44: Expansion Slots, Installing An Expansion Card, Configuring An Expansion Card

    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. Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.

  • Page 45: Interrupt Assignments

    — — shared USB 2.0 controller 2 — — shared — — — — — SATA controller 1 — — shared — — — — — SATA controller 2 — shared — — — — — — ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 2-19...

  • Page 46: Pci Slots, Pci Express X1 Slot, Pci Express X16 Slots

    2.5.4 PCI slots The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. The figure shows a LAN card installed on a PCI slot. 2.5.5 PCI Express x1 slot This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other cards that comply with the PCI Express...

  • Page 47: Ai Slot Detector

    LEDs. DET_X16_1 P5K-E DET_PCI1 DET_PCI2 The PCIEx16_1 slot (blue) DET_X16_2 DET_PCI3 supports PCIE x16 cards only. The AI Slot Detector lights up P5K-E Slot Detector when you install a x1 or x4 card to this slot. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 2-21...

  • Page 48: Jumper, Clear Rtc Ram (clrtc)

    Jumper Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC) This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.

  • Page 49: Connectors, Rear Panel Connectors

    Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources. Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out. 2-23 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

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    For WiFi-AP Edition Only: Refer to the WiFi-AP Solo user guide for detail configuration and settings. Wireless LAN port. This port is on the onboard wireless LAN module that allows you to set up a wireless network and exchange information with other wireless devices without tagling cables and wires.

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    16. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device via an optical S/PDIF cable. 17. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. 2-25 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 52: Internal Connectors

    2.7.2 Internal connectors Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY) This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive. Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.

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    CD. SATA1 SATA3 RSATA_TXP1 RSATA_TXP3 RSATA_TXN1 RSATA_TXN3 RSATA_RXP1 RSATA_RXP3 RSATA_RXN1 RSATA_RXN3 SATA2 SATA4 RSATA_TXP2 RSATA_TXP4 RSATA_TXN2 RSATA_TXN4 RSATA_RXP2 RSATA_RXP4 RSATA_RXN2 RSATA_RXN4 P5K-E SATA5 SATA6 RSATA_TXP5 RSATA_TXP6 RSATA_TXN5 RSATA_TXN6 RSATA_RXP5 RSATA_RXP6 RSATA_RXN5 RSATA_RXN6 P5K-E SATA connectors 2-27 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 54: Serial Ata Hard Disk Drive Connection

    • You must install the Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later version before ® using Serial ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10) is available only if you are using Windows ®...

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    If your chassis suppots front panel USB ports, you can attach a front panel USB cable to these connectors. Connect the USB cable to ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard.

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    You can attach a FireWire/1394 cable to this connector if your chassis suppots the front panel IEEE1394 port. Connect the 1394 cable to ASUS Q-Connector (1394, red) first, and then install the Q-Connector (1394) to the 1394 connector onboard.

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    • Make sure to remove the cap on the EATX12V connector before connecting an 8-pin EPS +12V power plug. • Use only either a 4-pin ATX12V or an 8-pin EPS +12V power plug for the EATX12V connector. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 2-31...

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    • 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. • If you want to use two high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with 500W to 600W power or above to ensure the system stability.

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    P5K-E (black) P5K-E Internal audio connector 11. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF, for ASUS HDMI VGA card) This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port(s). If you are using ASUS HDMI-equipped graphics card, connect the HDMI card to this connector with a S/PDIF out cable.

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    12. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. PLED SPEAKER PANEL P5K-E RESET IDE_LED PWRSW Requires an ATX power supply. P5K-E 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.

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    ASUS Q-Connector (system panel) You can use the ASUS Q-Connector to connect/disconnect chassis front panel cables in a few steps. Refer to the instructions below to install the ASUS Q- Connector. Connect the front panel cables to the ASUS Q-Connector.

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    2-36 Chapter 2: Hardware information...

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    This chapter describes the power up sequence, the vocal POST messages, and ways of shutting down the system. Powering up...

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    Chapter summary Starting up for the first time ............3-1 Turning off the computer ............. 3-2 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 65: Starting Up For The First Time

    One continuous beep followed by three No VGA detected short beeps One continuous beep followed by four Hardware component failure short beeps At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions in Chapter 4. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 66: Turning Off The Computer, Using The Os Shut Down Function

    Turning off the computer 3.2.1 Using the OS shut down function If you are using Windows ® Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer. The power supply should turn off after Windows ®...

  • Page 67: Bios Setup

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

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    Chapter summary Managing and updating your BIOS ..........4-1 BIOS setup program ..............4-8 Main menu .................. 4-11 Advanced menu ................. 4-16 Power menu ................4-26 Boot menu .................. 4-30 Tools menu ................. 4-34 Exit menu ..................4-37 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 69: Managing And Updating Your Bios, Asus Update Utility

    ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows environment.) ® ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk or USB flash disk.) ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk) ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk, USB flash disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.)

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    To update the BIOS through the Internet: desktop by clicking Start Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows ® > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears. Select Update BIOS from the Select the ASUS FTP site nearest...

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

  • Page 72: Asus Ez Flash 2 Utility

    4.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility The ASUS EZ Flash 2 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 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing <Alt>...

  • Page 73: Afudos Utility

    The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file. Updating the BIOS file To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility: Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

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    A:\>afudos /iP5KE.ROM The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS. A:\>afudos /iP5KE.ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB)) Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved. WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS Reading file ..done Reading flash ..

  • Page 75: Asus Crashfree Bios 3 Utility

    4.1.4 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 update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk, or the USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.

  • Page 76: 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 (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. Chapter 4: BIOS setup...

  • Page 77: Bios Menu Screen, Menu Bar, Navigation Keys

    At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings. The navigation keys may differ from one screen to another. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 78: Menu Items, Sub-menu Items, Configuration Fields, Pop-up Window, Scroll Bar, General Help

    4.2.4 Menu items The highlighted item on the menu bar Use [ENTER], [TAB], System Time [06:22:54] or [SHIFT-TAB] to System Date [Thu 04/14/2007] displays the specific items for that select a field. Floppy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.] Language [English] Use [+] or [-] to menu.

  • Page 79: Main Menu, System Time [xx:xx:xx], System Date [day Xx/xx/xxxx], Floppy Diskette A [1.44m, 3.5 In.]

    Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] 4.3.4 Language [English] Allows you to select the display language for the BIOS setup screen. Configuration options: [Chinese(BIG5)] [Chinese(GB)] [Japanese] [Français] [German] [English] ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-11...

  • Page 80: Sata 1-6

    4.3.5 SATA 1-6 While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial ATA devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main SATA 1 Select the type of...

  • Page 81: Sata Configuration

    If you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical storage devices, keep the default setting [IDE]. If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), set this item to [AHCI]. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-13...

  • Page 82: Ahci Configuration

    Intel Robson Technology [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable Intel Robson Technology. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled] The Intel Robson Technology appears only when you set the item Configure SATA as to [AHCI]. Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled] Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if the device is accessed through BIOS.

  • Page 83: System Information

    : 504 MB Select Screen Select Item General Help Save and Exit Exit v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2007, American Megatrends, Inc. AMIBIOS Displays the auto-detected BIOS information. Processor Displays the auto-detected CPU specification. System Memory Displays the auto-detected system memory. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-15...

  • Page 84: Advanced Menu, Jumperfree Configuration

    Loads the optimal settings for the system. Standard Loads the standard settings for the system. N.O.S. The ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System feature intelligently determines the system load and automatically boosts the performance for the most demanding tasks. 4-16 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...

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    Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-667 MHz] [DDR2-800 MHz] [DDR2-889 MHz] [DDR2-1067 MHz] A very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting. DRAM Timing Control [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [ Manual ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-17...

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    The following items appear when you set the DRAM Timing Control item to [Manual]. CAS# Latency [ 5] Configuration options: [3] [4] [5] [6] RAS# to CAS# Delay [ 5 DRAM Clocks] Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks]~[9 DRAM Clocks] [10 DRAM Clocks] RAS# Precharge [ 5 DRAM Clocks] Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks]~[9 DRAM Clocks]...

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    Setting a high FSB termination voltage may damage the chipset and CPU. North Bridge Voltage [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [1.25V] [1.40V] [1.55V] [1.70V] North Bridge Voltage Reference [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [0.67x] [0.61x] South Bridge Voltage [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [1.05V] [1.20V] ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-19...

  • Page 88: Usb Configuration

    4.4.2 USB Configuration The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced USB Configuration Options USB Devices Enabled: Disabled None Enabled USB Functions [Enabled] USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]...

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    [Auto] allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-21...

  • Page 90: Cpu Configuration

    4.4.3 CPU Configuration The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically detects. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Configure advanced CPU settings Options Auto Manufacturer: Intel Manual Brand String: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz Frequency : 1.87GHz FSB Speed : 1066 MHz Cache L1...

  • Page 91: Chipset

    PEG Port Control [Auto] PEG Port Force x1 [Disabled] ASUS C.G.I. Function [Auto] Memory Remap Feature [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI memory above the total physical memory. Enable this option only when you install 64- bit operating system.

  • Page 92: Onboard Devices Configuration

    The following item appears only when you set PEG Port Control to [Auto] PEG Port Force x1 [Disabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] ASUS C.G.I. Function [Auto] Allows you to configure ASUS Cross Graphics Impeller. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled] 4.4.5 OnBoard Devices Configuration...

  • Page 93: Pcipnp

    When set to [NO], 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 P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-25...

  • Page 94: Power Menu, Suspend Mode [auto], Repost Video On S3 Resume [disabled], Acpi 2.0 Support [disabled]

    Power menu The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Power Boot Tools Exit Select the ACPI state used for System Suspend Mode [Auto]...

  • Page 95: Apm Configuration

    Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE devices to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-27...

  • Page 96: Hardware Monitor

    [ 3.296V] Select Screen Voltage [ 5.094V] Select Item Voltage [11.616V] Change Field General Help ASUS Advanced Q-Fan Control Save and Exit CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled] Exit Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled] v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2007, American Megatrends, Inc. CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF] MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]...

  • Page 97

    The following item appears only when you enable CPU Q-Fan Control. CPU Fan Profile [Optimal] Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the ASUS Q-Fan. When set to [Optimal], the CPU fan automatically adjusts depending on the CPU temperature.

  • Page 98: Boot Menu, Boot Device Priority

    Boot menu The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Power Boot Tools Exit Specifies the Boot Device Boot Priority sequence. Boot Device Priority A virtual floppy disk Boot Settings Configuration...

  • Page 99: Boot Settings Configuration

    This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo3™ feature. AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Sets the display mode for option ROM.

  • Page 100: Security

    4.6.3 Security The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Security Settings <Enter> to change password. Supervisor Password : Not Installed <Enter>...

  • Page 101: Change User Password, Clear User Password

    Password Check [Setup] When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always] ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-33...

  • Page 102: Tools Menu, Asus Ez Flash 2

    4.7.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. Refer to section 4.1.2 for details.

  • Page 103: Asus O.c. Profile

    4.7.2 ASUS O.C. Profile This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Tools O.C. PROFILE Configuration Save to Profile 1 O.C. Profile 1 Status : Not Installed O.C. Profile 2 Status : Not Installed...

  • Page 104

    4.7.3 Ai Net 2 BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Check LAN cable during Pair Status Length POST. Marvell Controller 0 N/A N/A Marvell POST Check LAN cable [Disabled] v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2007, American Megatrends, Inc. Marvell POST Check LAN Cable [Disabled] Enables or disables checking of the Marvell LAN cable during the Power-On Self-Test (POST).

  • Page 105: Exit Menu

    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. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 4-37...

  • Page 106

    4-38 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...

  • Page 107: Software Support

    This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package and the softwares. Software support...

  • Page 108

    Chapter summary Installing an operating system ........... 5-1 Support CD information .............. 5-1 Software information ..............5-9 RAID configurations ..............5-34 Creating a RAID driver disk ............5-50 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 109: Installing An Operating System, 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 (www.asus.com) for updates. 5.2.1 Running the support CD Place the support CD to the optical drive.

  • Page 110: Drivers Menu

    The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices. ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard Installs all of the drivers through the Installation Wizard. Intel Chipset Inf Update Program Installs the Intel chipset Inf update program.

  • Page 111: Utilities Menu

    ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Utilities Installs all of the utilities through the Installation Wizard. ASUS Update The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in Windows ® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

  • Page 112

    You can also install the following utilities from the ASUS Superb Software Library CD. ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0 Installs the Adobe Acrobat Reader that allows you to open, view, and print ® ® documents in Portable Document Format (PDF). Microsoft DirectX 9.0c Installs the Microsoft DirectX 9.0 driver.

  • Page 113: Make Disk Menu

    ® RAID/AHCI driver disk. Make Intel ICH9 32/64bit RAID/AHCI Driver Disk Allows you to create an ICH9 32/64bit RAID/AHCI driver disk. Make JMicron JMB36X 32/64bit RAID/AHCI Driver Allows you to create a JMicron JMB36X 32/64bit RAID/AHCI driver. ® ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 114: Manual Menu, Asus Contact Information

    Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a user manual file. ® 5.2.6 ASUS Contact information Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide. Chapter 5: Software support...

  • Page 115: Other Information

    The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to display the specified information. Motherboard Info Displays the general specifications of the motherboard. Browse this CD Displays the support CD contents in graphical format. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 116: Technical Support Form

    Technical support Form Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when requesting technical support. Filelist Displays the contents of the support CD in text format. Chapter 5: Software support...

  • Page 117: Software Information, Asus Mylogo3™

    5.3.1 ASUS MyLogo3™ The ASUS MyLogo3™ utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the image that appears on screen during the Power-On-Self-Tests (POST). The ASUS MyLogo3™ is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from the support CD.

  • Page 118

    Ratio box. When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original BIOS to load the new boot logo. 10. After flashing the BIOS, restart the computer to display the new boot logo during POST.

  • Page 119: Ai Net2

    LAN cable(s) connected to the LAN port(s). • If you want the system to check the status of the LAN cable before entering the OS, enable the item Post Check LAN Cable in the BIOS Setup. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-11...

  • Page 120: Asus Pc Probe Ii

    To launch the PC Probe II from the Windows ® > ASUS > PC Probe II > PC Probe II v1.xx.xx. The PC Probe II main window appears. After launching the application, the PC Probe II icon appears in the Windows ®...

  • Page 121

    When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to the Monitor panels section for details. Preferences You can customize the application using the Preference section in the main window. Click the box before each preference to activate or deactivate. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-13...

  • Page 122

    Hardware monitor panels The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor such as fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages. The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large) and rectangular (small). When you check the Enable Monitoring Panel option from the Preference section, the monitor panels appear on your computer’s desktop.

  • Page 123

    You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right corner of the browser. DMI browser Click to display the DMI (Desktop Management Interface) browser. This browser displays various desktop and system information. Click the plus sign (+) before DMI Information to display the available information. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-15...

  • Page 124

    PCI browser Click to display the PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) browser. This browser provides information on the PCI devices installed on your system. Click the plus sign (+) before the PCI Information item to display available information. Usage The Usage browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk drive space, and memory usage.

  • Page 125

    The Preference tab allows you to customize sensor alerts, or change the temperature scale. Loads the default Loads your saved threshold values for Cancels or configuration each sensor ignores your changes Applies your Saves your changes configuration ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-17...

  • Page 126: Asus Ai Suite

    5.3.4 ASUS AI Suite ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch AI Gear 2, AI N.O.S., AI Booster, AI Nap, and Q-Fan 2 utilities easily. Installing AI Suite To install AI Suite on your computer: Place the support CD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.

  • Page 127

    Displays the CPU/ system temperature, CPU/memory/PCIE voltage, and CPU/ chassis fan speed Displays the FSB/CPU frequency Click on right corner of the expanded window to switch the temperature from degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-19...

  • Page 128: Asus Ai Gear 2

    5.3.5 ASUS AI Gear 2 ASUS AI Gear 2 provides four system performance options that allows you to select the best performance setting for your computing needs. This easy-to-use utility adjusts the processor frequency and vCore voltage to minimize system noise and power consumption.

  • Page 129: Asus Ai Nap

    5.3.6 ASUS AI Nap This feature allows you to minimize the power consumption of your computer whenever you are away. Enable this feature for minimum power consumption and a more quiet system operation. After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI Nap button on the AI Suite main window.

  • Page 130

    5.3.7 ASUS AI N.O.S. This ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System feature intelligently determines the system load and automatically boosts the performance for the most demanding tasks. After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI N.O.S.

  • Page 131: Asus Q-fan 2

    5.3.8 ASUS Q-Fan 2 This ASUS Q-Fan 2 Control feature allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU Q-Fan 2 or the Chassis Q-Fan 2 for more efficient system operation. After enabling the Q-Fan 2 function, the fans can be set to automatically adjust depending on the temperature, to decrease fan speed, or to achieve the maximum fan speed.

  • Page 132: Asus Ai Booster

    5.3.9 ASUS AI Booster The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in WIndows environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS. ® After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility...

  • Page 133

    ® You must use 4-channel, 6-channel or 8-channel speakers for this setup. If the SoundMAX ® audio utility is correctly installed, you will find the SoundMAX / SoundMAX BlackHawk icon ® ® on the taskbar. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-25...

  • Page 134

    SoundMAX BlackHawk (AI Audio 2) If you are using Windows Vista operating system, from the taskbar, double-click the SoundMAX BlackHawk icon to display the SoundMAX control panel. ® ® Enabling AI Audio 2 Click the power button to activating digital signal processing. AI Audio 2, with the new SoundMAX BlackHawk by Sonic Focus, brings you more multi-media enjoyment.

  • Page 135

    Press the Test Speakers button to perform speaker test. Port settings Click this port settings tab to display the rear panel ports configuration for the speakers or rear panel digital port configuration for the SPDIF interface. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-27...

  • Page 136

    Recording Settings To change the recording settings, click the Recording button on the control panel. You can adjust the speaker delay of Microphone or Line In by moving the slider rightward or leftward. Record testing Port settings Click the tab to perform test recording Click the tab to display the rear and play the test sample through the panel ports for Microphone or Line...

  • Page 137

    Speakers Allows you to adjust the Speaker Trim and Speaker Delay. Bass Allows you to do the Bass management. Preferences Displays the preference options for this utility, version information, AudioESP, etc. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-29...

  • Page 138

    SoundMAX If you are using Windows XP operating system, from the taskbar, double-click the SoundMAX icon to display the SoundMAX Control Panel. ® ® Audio Setup Wizard By clicking the icon from the SoundMAX ® control panel, you can easily configure your audio settings.

  • Page 139

    Adjust microphone volume This screen helps you adjust microphone volume. You will be asked to read pre-written text to allow the AudioWizard to adjust the volume as you speak. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-31...

  • Page 140

    Audio preferences Click the icon to go to the Preferences page. This page allows you to change various audio settings. General options Click the General tab to choose your playback and recording devices, enable/ disable the AudioESP™ feature, and enable/disable digital output. Listening Environment options Click the Listening Environment tab to set up your speaker, acoustic environment, and enable/disable the Virtual Theater Surround function.

  • Page 141

    MSN, or Skype. Speaker Phone Advanced de-reverberation techniques can help to reduce echo and minimize its effect on the speech engine. You can enable it when you have conference call to reduce echoes in the other side. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-33...

  • Page 142: Raid Configurations

    RAID configurations The motherboard comes with the Intel ICH9R Southbridge RAID controller that ® allow you to configure IDE and Serial ATA hard disk drives as RAID sets. The motherboard supports the following RAID configurations. RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in parallel, interleaved stacks.

  • Page 143: Installing Serial Ata Hard Disks

    Select the item Onboard Serial-ATA BOOTROM, press <Enter>, then select Enabled from the options. Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup. Refer to the system or the motherboard user guide for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-35...

  • Page 144: Creating A Raid 0 Set (striped)

    Creating a RAID 0 set (striped) To create a RAID 0 set: From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press <Enter>. This screen appears. Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH9R wRAID5 Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. [ CREATE ARRAY MENU ] Name:...

  • Page 145

    WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST. Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N): Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back to the Create Volume menu. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-37...

  • Page 146: Creating A Raid 1 Set (mirrored)

    Creating a RAID 1 set (mirrored) To create a RAID 1 set: From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press <Enter>. This screen appears. Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH9R wRAID5 Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. [ CREATE ARRAY MENU Name: Volume1...

  • Page 147

    Key in the RAID volume capacity that you want then press <Enter> when the Capacity item is highlighted. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-39...

  • Page 148

    Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. This warning message appears. WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST. Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N): Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu or <N> to go back to the Create Volume menu.

  • Page 149

    WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST. Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N): Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu or <N> to go back to the Create Volume menu. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-41...

  • Page 150: Raid Configuration, Before Creating A Raid Set

    5.4.3 JMicron RAID Configuration ® The JMicron ® Serial ATA controller allows you to configure RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD sets on the external Serial ATA hard disk drives. Before creating a RAID set Prepare the following items: Two SATA HDDs, preferably with the same model and capacity. A write-enabled floppy disk (Windows XP).

  • Page 151: Creating A Raid Set

    In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Create RAID Disk Drive using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>. [Main Menu] Create RAID Disk Drive Delete RAID Disk Drive Revert HDD to Non-RAID Solve Mirror Conflict Rebuild Mirror Drive Save and Exit Setup Exit Without Saving ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-43...

  • Page 152

    When the Level item is highlighted, use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set that you want to create. [Create New RAID] [Create New RAID] Name : JRAID Name : JRAID Level: 0-Stripe Level: 1-Mirror Disks: Select Disk Disks: Select Disk Block: 128 KB Block: N/A...

  • Page 153

    Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDDs. The following screen appears, displaying the relevant information about the RAID set you created. [RAID Disk Drive List] Model Name RAID Level Capacity Status Members(HDDx) RDD0: JRAID 0-Stripe XXX GB Normal 01 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-45...

  • Page 154: Deleting A Raid Set

    Deleting a RAID set In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Delete RAID Disk Drive using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>. [Main Menu] Create RAID Disk Drive Delete RAID Disk Drive Revert HDD to Non-RAID Solve Mirror Conflict Rebuild Mirror Drive Save and Exit Setup Exit Without Saving...

  • Page 155: Resetting Disks To Non-raid

    Use the space bar to select the HDD that you want to reset to non-RAID. A selected HDD shows a sign before it. A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise, press <N>. Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDD. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-47...

  • Page 156: Solving A Mirror Conflict

    Solving a Mirror conflict A Mirror conflict occurs when both disks in a RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration are unplugged from the system in turn, then plugged in again. Since both disks contain exactly the same data, the system will be unable to determine which of the two is the source drive.

  • Page 157: Rebuilding A Mirror Drive

    <Enter> to save the current RAID configuration and exit the JMB363 RAID BOS utility. A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise, press <N> to return to the JMB RAID BIOS menu. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-49...

  • Page 158: Creating A Raid Driver Disk, Creating A Raid Driver Disk Without Entering The Os

    Creating a RAID driver disk A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows ® XP and later operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set. For Windows Vista user, you can create a RAID driver disk with a floppy disk drive or a USB flash disk drive.

  • Page 159

    To install the RAID driver in Windows Vista: ® Insert the floppy disk/USB device with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive/USB port. During the OS installation, select JMicron JMB363. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 5-51...

  • Page 160

    5-52 Chapter 5: Software support...

  • Page 161: Technology Support

    This chapter tells how to install ATI ® CrossFire™ graphics cards to avail of ATI’s Multi-Video Processing technology. CrossFire™ ® technology support...

  • Page 162: Chapter Summary

    Chapter summary Overview ..................6-1 Installing CrossFire™ graphics cards ........6-2 Software information ..............6-5 ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 163: Overview, Requirements, Before You Begin

    Before you begin Uninstall other graphics card drivers in your system To uninstall other graphics card drivers: Close all current applications. Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. Select your current graphics card driver/s. Select Add/Remove. Restart your system. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 164: Installing Crossfire™ Graphics Cards

    Installing CrossFire™ graphics cards Before installing a CrossFire™ system, refer to the user guide that came with the ATI CrossFire™ Edition graphics card. ® To install the graphics cards: Prepare one CrossFire™ Edition (Master) graphics card and one CrossFire™-ready (Slave) graphics card. Slave graphics card Master graphics card Insert the CrossFire™...

  • Page 165

    Insert the CrossFire™-ready (Slave) graphics card into the PCI Express x16 black slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated on the slot. Connect an auxiliary power source from the power supply to the graphics cards. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 166

    Connect one end of the external cable to the Master graphics card. Connect the other end of the external cable to the Slave graphics card. Connect the loose end to the corresponding port on your monitor. Chapter 6: ATI MVP technology support ®...

  • Page 167: Installing The Device Drivers, Software Information

    Hardware Wizard window. Click Cancel. Place the CrossFire™ installation CD in your optical drive and install drivers from the opening menu. Click Next to continue from the installation window that appears. Read the License Agreement, then click Yes. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 168

    Select the components that you want to install, then click Next. • Select Express to install the HydraVision™ multi-monitor and desktop management software, as well as the ATI driver. • Select Custom to individually choose desired software components. Setup prepares the installation wizard that will guide you to setup process.

  • Page 169: Using The Catalyst™ Control Center

    Start > ATI Catalyst™ Control Center > • On the Windows ® Catalyst™ Control Center • Double-click the Catalyst™ Control Center desktop shortcut. • On the Windows task bar, double- ® click the Catalyst™ Control Center icon. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 170

    The Catalyst™ Control Center Dialog Box View The Catalyst™ Control Center provides two views: Standard - simple view with wizards for beginners Advance - allows advanced users to access and configure the complete features of the software Set to Advance view to enable the CrossFire™ function. Chapter 6: ATI MVP technology support ®...

  • Page 171

    In the CrossFire™ Settings dialog, tick the box opposite Enable CrossFire™. Click OK to effect the setting. Hotkeys Click the Hotkeys tab on the Catalyst™ Control Center to access the Hotkeys Manager, which allows you to create key combinations as shortcuts for performing certain functions quickly. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 172

    Profiles Click the Profiles tab on the Catalyst™ Control Center to access the Profiles Manager, which allows you to create customized environments for your desktop, video, and 3D applications. Preferences Click the Preferences tab on the Catalyst™ Control Center to select a language, restore defaults, change skins, or enable/disable the System Tray icon.

  • Page 173

    Help Click the Help tab on the Catalyst™ Control Center to access the online help system, generate a Problem Report, and get the Catalyst™ Control Center version information. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP 6-11...

  • Page 174

    6-12 Chapter 6: ATI MVP technology support ®...

  • Page 175: Cpu Features

    The Appendix describes the CPU features and technologies that the motherboard supports. CPU features...

  • Page 176: A.1 Intel ® Em64t

    Chapter summary Intel ® EM64T ..................A-1 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) ......A-1 ® Intel Hyper-Threading Technology ...........A-3 ® ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 177: A.2 Enhanced Intel Speedstep ® Technology (eist), A.2.1 System Requirements

    32-bit operating systems. • The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EM64T. You can download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com/ support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS file. See Chapter 4 for details.

  • Page 178: A.2.2 Using The Eist

    A.2.2 Using the EIST To use the EIST feature: Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup. Go to the Advanced Menu, highlight CPU Configuration, then press <Enter>. Set the Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology item to [Automatic], then press <Enter>. Press <F10>...

  • Page 179: Using The Hyper-threading Technology

    Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup. Under the Advanced Menu, make sure that the item Hyper-Threading Technology is set to [Enabled]. The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports Hyper- -Threading Technology. Restart the computer. ASUS P5K-E/WiFi-AP...

  • Page 180

    Appendix: CPU features...

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