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  • Page 1 P5WD2...
  • 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 ....................vi Safety information ................vii About this guide ................viii P5WD2 specifications summary ............x Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Product introduction Chapter 1: Product introduction Product introduction Product introduction Chapter 1: Chapter 1: Product introduction Welcome! ................1-1 Package contents ..............
  • Page 4 Managing and updating your BIOS ........4-1 4.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ......4-1 4.1.2 AFUDOS utility ............4-2 4.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ........ 4-5 4.1.4 ASUS EZ Flash utility ..........4-7 4.1.5 ASUS Update utility ..........4-8 BIOS setup program ............4-11 4.2.1...
  • Page 5 Manuals menu ............5-5 5.2.6 Contact information ..........5-6 5.2.7 Other information ........... 5-6 Software information ............5-8 5.3.1 ASUS MyLogo2™ ............ 5-8 5.3.2 AI NET2 ..............5-10 5.3.3 Audio configurations ..........5-11 RAID configurations ............5-16 5.4.1 Installing Serial ATA hard disks ......5-17 5.4.2...
  • Page 6: Notices

    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement Federal Communications Commission Statement 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 •...
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    Safety information Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety Electrical safety 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

    A S U S w e b s i t e s A S U S w e b s i t e s The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
  • Page 9 Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide 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. D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : D A N G E R / W A R N I N G :...
  • Page 10: P5wd2 Specifications Summary

    P5WD2 specifications summary C P U C P U C P U LGA775 socket for Intel ® Pentium ® 4/Celeron processor C P U C P U Compatible with Intel ® PCG 05B/05A and 04B/04A processors Supports Intel ® Enhanced Memory 64Technology (EM64T) Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep ®...
  • Page 11 100 MHz up to 450 MHz at 1 MHz increment - PCI Express x16 Frequency from 90 MHz up to 150 MHz at 1 MHz increment ASUS AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU tuner) Adjustable FSB/DDR2 frequencies with fixed PCI/PCI Express frequencies ASUS Ai Booster utility ASUS C.P.R.
  • Page 12 P5WD2 specifications summary F o r m F a c t o r F o r m F a c t o r F o r m F a c t o r F o r m F a c t o r F o r m F a c t o r ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
  • Page 13 This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. Product introduction...
  • Page 14 Chapter summary Welcome! ................1-1 Package contents ..............1-1 Special features ..............1-2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2...
  • Page 15: Welcome

    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 16: Special Features

    Special features 1.3.1 1.3.1 1.3.1 Product highlights Product highlights Product highlights 1.3.1 1.3.1 Product highlights Product highlights Latest processor technology Latest processor technology Latest processor technology Latest processor technology Latest processor technology The motherboard comes with a 775-pin surface mount Land Grid Array (LGA) socket designed for the Intel ®...
  • Page 17 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Enhanced Intel SpeedStep ® Technology (EIST) Technology (EIST) Technology (EIST) Technology (EIST) Technology (EIST) The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep ® Technology (EIST) intelligently manages the CPU resources by automatically adjusting the CPU voltage and core frequency depending on the CPU loading and system speed or power requirement.
  • Page 18 8-channel high definition audio 8-channel high definition audio 8-channel high definition audio 8-channel high definition audio 8-channel high definition audio Onboard is the Realtek ® ALC882 High Definition Audio 8-channel audio CODEC. This CODEC is fully-compliant with Intel ® High Definition Audio standard (192 KHz, 24-bit audio).
  • Page 19: Asus Ai Life Features

    You can share photos, videos, and MP3 files with other wireless devices without tangling cables and wires. The ASUS WiFi-TV card also offers digital TV (for DVB-T only) connection, which presents higher TV resolution and more functions compared to the traditional analog TV standard.
  • Page 20: Innovative Asus Features

    ASUS Stack Cool 2 ASUS 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 by 20ºC. The motherboard uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat that critical components generate.
  • Page 21 ASUS EZ Plug™ ASUS EZ Plug™ ASUS EZ Plug™ This patented ASUS technology is a 4-pin auxiliary +12V connector that is designed to maintain the voltage integrity of your system. This plug guarantees adequate supply of power to the motherboard and other installed peripherals.
  • Page 22 ASUS Q-Fan 2 technology ASUS Q-Fan 2 technology ASUS Q-Fan 2 technology The ASUS Q-Fan 2 technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation. See pages 4-36 to 4-37 for details.
  • Page 23 This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system components. It includes description of the jumpers and Hardware connectors on the motherboard. information...
  • Page 24 Chapter summary Before you proceed .............. 2-1 Motherboard overview ............2-2 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ..........2-7 System memory ..............2-14 Expansion slots ..............2-20 Jumper ................2-26 Connectors ................. 2-27 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2...
  • Page 25: Before You Proceed

    SB_PWR ® Standby Powered Power P5WD2 Onboard LED A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 2 - 1 2 - 1...
  • Page 26: Motherboard Overview

    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 27: Asus Stack Cool 2

    ASUS Stack Cool 2 ASUS Stack Cool 2 The motherboard comes with the ASUS Stack Cool 2 cooling solution that lowers the temperature of critical heat generating components by 20ºC. The motherboard uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat that critical components generate.
  • Page 28: Motherboard Layout

    2.2.4 2.2.4 Motherboard layout Motherboard layout 2.2.4 2.2.4 2.2.4 Motherboard layout Motherboard layout Motherboard layout 24.5cm (9.6in) PS/2KBMS T: Mouse B: Keyboard CPU_FAN EATX12V SPDIF_O LGA775 AUDIO CHA_FAN1 LAN2_USB12 PWR_FAN USB34 ® Intel MCH 955X ® PCIEX16_1 PCI1 PCI2 ® Intel SATA3 SATA4...
  • Page 29: Layout Contents

    2.2.5 2.2.5 Layout contents Layout contents 2.2.5 2.2.5 2.2.5 Layout contents Layout contents Layout contents S l o t s S l o t s S l o t s S l o t s S l o t s P a g e P a g e P a g e...
  • Page 30 I n t e r n a l c o n n e c t o r s I n t e r n a l c o n n e c t o r s I n t e r n a l c o n n e c t o r s I n t e r n a l c o n n e c t o r s I n t e r n a l c o n n e c t o r s P a g e...
  • Page 31: Central Processing Unit (cpu)

    Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/ transit-related. •...
  • Page 32: Installing The Cpu

    To install a CPU: Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard. ® P5WD2 CPU Socket 775 Before installing the CPU, make sure that the cam box is facing towards you and the load lever is on your left. Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is released from the retention tab.
  • Page 33 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). L o a d p l a t e L o a d p l a t e L o a d p l a t e L o a d p l a t e L o a d p l a t e...
  • Page 34: Installing The Cpu Heatsink And Fan

    2.3.2 2.3.2 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan Installing the CPU heatsink and fan 2.3.2 2.3.2 2.3.2 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan Installing the CPU heatsink and fan Installing the CPU heatsink and fan The Intel ® Pentium ® 4 LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
  • Page 35 Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN. CPU_FAN ® P5WD2 CPU fan connector Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector. A S U S P 5 W D 2...
  • Page 36: Uninstalling The Cpu Heatsink And Fan

    2.3.3 2.3.3 Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan 2.3.3 2.3.3 2.3.3 Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan: Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the connector on the motherboard.
  • Page 37 Rotate each fastener clockwise to ensure correct orientation when reinstalling. N a r r o w e n d o f t h e g r o o v e N a r r o w e n d o f t h e g r o o v e N a r r o w e n d o f t h e g r o o v e N a r r o w e n d o f t h e g r o o v e N a r r o w e n d o f t h e g r o o v e...
  • Page 38: System Memory

    DDR DIMM socket. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets: ® P5WD2 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets C h a n n e l C h a n n e l...
  • Page 39 N o t e s o n m e m o r y l i m i t a t i o n s N o t e s o n m e m o r y l i m i t a t i o n s N o t e s o n m e m o r y l i m i t a t i o n s N o t e s o n m e m o r y l i m i t a t i o n s N o t e s o n m e m o r y l i m i t a t i o n s...
  • Page 40 C C C C C - Supports two pairs of modules inserted into both the yellow and black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-667 with lower latency Qualified Vendors List.
  • Page 41 DDR2-533 DDR2-533 DDR2-533 DDR2-533 DDR2-533 D D R 2 D D R 2 D D R 2 D I M M s u p p o r t D I M M s u p p o r t D I M M s u p p o r t D I M M s u p p o r t D I M M s u p p o r t D D R 2...
  • Page 42 C C C C C - Supports two pairs of modules inserted into both the yellow and black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-533 Qualified Vendors List. 2 - 1 8...
  • Page 43: Installing A Dimm

    2.4.3 2.4.3 Installing a DIMM Installing a DIMM 2.4.3 2.4.3 2.4.3 Installing a DIMM Installing a DIMM Installing a DIMM Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.
  • Page 44: Expansion Slots

    Expansion slots In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. 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

    2.5.3 2.5.3 Interrupt assignments Interrupt assignments 2.5.3 2.5.3 2.5.3 Interrupt assignments Interrupt assignments Interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments I R Q I R Q P r i o r i t y P r i o r i t y S t a n d a r d F u n c t i o n S t a n d a r d F u n c t i o n...
  • Page 46: Pci Express X16 Slots

    2.5.4 2.5.4 PCI Express x16 slots PCI Express x16 slots 2.5.4 2.5.4 2.5.4 PCI Express x16 slots PCI Express x16 slots PCI Express x16 slots This motherboard has two PCI Express x16 slots that support PCI Express x16 graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.
  • Page 47 P C I _ 4 X P C I _ 4 X P C I _ 4 X Abit RX300SE-PCIE Rev. V1.0 Pass Pass (BIOS: V008.015) ASUS EN5750/128 Rev. 1.01 Fail Pass (BIOS: V04.32.20.38.00) ASUS EN6600GT Rev. V1.00 Pass Pass (BIOS: V5.43.02.16.AS27)
  • Page 48 P C I e x 1 6 V G A C a r d P C I _ 2 X P C I _ 2 X P C I _ 4 X P C I _ 4 X ASUS EAX800XT Rev. V1.00 Pass Pass (BIOS: V5D57.9.4.1.8.AS) ASUS EN6200TC128/T/16M Rev V1.01...
  • Page 49: Pci Slots

    2.5.5 2.5.5 PCI slots PCI slots 2.5.5 2.5.5 2.5.5 PCI slots PCI slots 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.
  • Page 50: Jumper

    Normal Clear CMOS (Default) P5WD2 Clear RTC RAM 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 the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
  • Page 51: Connectors

    Connectors 2.7.1 2.7.1 2.7.1 Rear panel connectors Rear panel connectors Rear panel connectors 2.7.1 2.7.1 Rear panel connectors Rear panel connectors 1 . 1 . P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) . P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) .
  • Page 52 8 . 8 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 3 a n d 4 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 3 a n d 4 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 3 a n d 4 . U S B 2 .
  • Page 53: Internal Connectors

    ® PIN 1 P5WD2 Floppy disk drive connector 2 . 2 . I T E I D E c o n n e c t o r s ( 4 0 - 1 p i n P R I _ E I D E [ r e d ] , S E C _ E I D E...
  • Page 54 ® NOTE: Orient the red markings (usually zigzag) on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1. P5WD2 IDE connector 2 - 3 0 2 - 3 0 2 - 3 0 C h a p t e r 2 : H a r d w a r e i n f o r m a t i o n...
  • Page 55 SATA1 SATA2 P5WD2 SATA connectors I m p o r t a n t n o t e s o n S e r i a l A T A I m p o r t a n t n o t e s o n S e r i a l A T A...
  • Page 56 HD Audio or legacy AC’97 audio standard. ® AC ‘97 audio AAFP pin definition P5WD2 Analog front panel connector • We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail the motherboard high-definition audio capability.
  • Page 57 USB56 USB78 P5WD2 USB 2.0 connectors 8 . 8 . G A M E / M I D I p o r t c o n n e c t o r ( 1 6 - 1 p i n G A M E )
  • Page 58 ® CHASSIS (Default) P5WD2 Chassis intrusion connector 1 0 . 1 0 . 1 0 . S e r i a l p o r t c o n n e c t o r ( 1 0 - 1 p i n C O M 1 )
  • Page 59 +12V CHA_FAN2 PWR_FAN Rotation P5WD2 Fan connectors Only the CPU_FAN and CHA_FAN1 connectors support the ASUS Q-Fan 2 feature. If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis fan cable to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1 for better thermal environment.
  • Page 60 Ground Ground +12V +3 Volts -12 Volts P5WD2 ATX power connectors +3 Volts +3 Volts When installing two VGA cards using a 20-pin ATX PSU with sufficient +12V capability, we recommend that you connect the EZ Plug for better current path from +12V. Refer to the PSU documentation for dual VGA power requirements.
  • Page 61 M o d e l M o d e l M a x . P o w e r ( W ) M a x . P o w e r ( W ) ASUS A-40GA Delta GPS-400AA-100 A Hipro...
  • Page 62 IDE_LED RESET PWRSW Requires an ATX power supply. P5WD2 System panel connector The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to the connector description below for details. • S y s t e m p o w e r L E D ( G r e e n 3 - p i n P L E D )
  • Page 63 This chapter describes the power up sequence, the vocal POST messages, and ways of shutting down the system. Powering up...
  • Page 64 Chapter summary Starting up for the first time ..........3-1 Turning off the computer ............. 3-2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2...
  • Page 65: Starting Up For The First Time

    Starting up for the first time After making all the connections, replace the system case cover. Be sure that all switches are off. Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis. Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
  • Page 66: Turning Off The Computer

    Turning off the computer 3.2.1 3.2.1 3.2.1 Using the OS shut down function Using the OS shut down function Using the OS shut down function 3.2.1 3.2.1 Using the OS shut down function Using the OS shut down function If you are using Windows ®...
  • Page 67: Chapter 4: 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...
  • Page 68 Chapter summary Managing and updating your BIOS ........4-1 BIOS setup program ............4-11 Main menu ................4-14 Advanced menu ..............4-19 Power menu ................ 4-33 Boot menu ................4-38 Exit menu ................4-43 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2...
  • Page 69: Managing And Updating Your Bios

    Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities. Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities. 4.1.1 4.1.1 4.1.1...
  • Page 70: Afudos Utility

    Windows ® 2000 environment To create a set of boot disks for Windows ® 2000: a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. b. Insert the Windows ® 2000 CD to the optical drive. c. Click S t a r t S t a r t S t a r t S t a r t, then select R u n...
  • Page 71 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. Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
  • Page 72 The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS. A:\>afudos /iP5WD2.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 73: Asus Crashfree Bios 2 Utility

    ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility 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 74 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 (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file. 4 - 6...
  • Page 75: Asus Ez Flash Utility

    ASUS EZ Flash utility 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 76: Asus Update Utility

    4.1.5 4.1.5 ASUS Update utility ASUS Update utility 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 to: • Save the current BIOS file •...
  • Page 77 Updating the BIOS through the Internet Updating the BIOS through the Internet Updating the BIOS through the Internet To update the BIOS through the Internet: Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows ® desktop by clicking S t a r t S t a r t S t a r t >...
  • Page 78 A S U S U p d a t e A S U S U p d a t e. The ASUS Update main window appears. Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a...
  • Page 79: Bios Setup Program

    • Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2...
  • Page 80: Bios Menu Screen

    [1.44M, 3.5 in] Language [English] Use [+] or [-] to configure system. Primary IDE Master [ST320413A] Primary IDE Slave [ASUS CD-S520/A] Third IDE Master [Not Detected] Third IDE Slave [Not Detected] Fourth IDE Master [Not Detected] Fourth IDE Slave [Not Detected]...
  • Page 81: Menu Items

    M a i n M a i n M a i n Primary IDE Master [ST320413A] Use [+] or [-] Primary IDE Slave [ASUS CD-S520/A] shows the Main menu items. to configure Third IDE Master [Not Detected] Third IDE Slave...
  • Page 82: Main Menu

    [1.44M, 3.5 in] Language [English] Use [+] or [-] to configure system. Primary IDE Master [ST320413A] Primary IDE Slave [ASUS CD-S520/A] Third IDE Master [Not Detected] Third IDE Slave [Not Detected] Fourth IDE Master [Not Detected] Fourth IDE Slave [Not Detected]...
  • Page 83: Primary, Third, And Fourth Ide Master/slave

    4.3.5 4.3.5 Primary, Third, and Fourth IDE Master/Slave Primary, Third, and Fourth IDE Master/Slave 4.3.5 4.3.5 4.3.5 Primary, Third, and Fourth IDE Master/Slave Primary, Third, and Fourth IDE Master/Slave Primary, Third, and Fourth IDE Master/Slave The BIOS automatically detects the connected IDE devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device.
  • Page 84: Ide Configuration

    PIO Mode [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] DMA Mode [Auto] DMA Mode [Auto] DMA Mode [Auto] DMA Mode [Auto] DMA Mode [Auto] Selects the DMA mode.
  • Page 85 If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI), set this item to [AHCI]. For details on AHCI, go to: www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-012304.htm www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-012305.htm The SATA controller is set to Native mode when this item is set to [RAID] or [AHCI] Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode] Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]...
  • Page 86: System Information

    ALPE and ASP [Disabled] ALPE and ASP [Disabled] ALPE and ASP [Disabled] ALPE and ASP [Disabled] ALPE and ASP [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Agressive Link Power Management (ALPE) and Aggressive Slumber/Partial (ASP) management features. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The A L P E a n d A S P A L P E a n d A S P A L P E a n d A S P...
  • Page 87: Advanced Menu

    A I N O S A I N O S A I N O S A I N O S - the ASUS AI Non-delay Overclocking System feature A I N O S intelligently determines the system load and automatically boost the performance for the most demanding tasks.
  • Page 88 The following item appears only when you install a CPU that supports the lock free feature. Only some latest CPUs support this feature CPU Lock Free [Auto] CPU Lock Free [Auto] CPU Lock Free [Auto] CPU Lock Free [Auto] CPU Lock Free [Auto] This feature allows you to adjust the CPU multiplier to 14x.
  • Page 89 Performance Mode [Auto] Performance Mode [Auto] Performance Mode [Auto] Performance Mode [Auto] Performance Mode [Auto] Allows enhanced system performance. Setting to [Turbo] may cause the system to become unstable. If this happens, revert to the default setting [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Turbo] PCI Express Frequency [Auto] PCI Express Frequency [Auto] PCI Express Frequency [Auto]...
  • Page 90 MCH Chipset Voltage [Auto] MCH Chipset Voltage [Auto] MCH Chipset Voltage [Auto] MCH Chipset Voltage [Auto] MCH Chipset Voltage [Auto] Allows you to select the chipset voltage of the memory controller hub (MCH). Configuration options: [Auto] [1.50V] [1.55V] [1.60V] [1.65V] Setting a high MCH chipset voltage may damage the chipset! ICH Chipset Voltage [Auto] ICH Chipset Voltage [Auto]...
  • Page 91: Lan Cable Status

    Target Frequency [Overclock XX%] Target Frequency [Overclock XX%] Target Frequency [Overclock XX%] Target Frequency [Overclock XX%] Target Frequency [Overclock XX%] Allows you to set the maximum overclock percentage for the selected NOS Mode. Configuration options: [Overclock 3%] [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 7%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%] [Overclock 20%] [Overclock 30%] Selecting a very high frequency may cause the system to become unstable.
  • Page 92: Usb Configuration

    4.4.3 4.4.3 USB Configuration USB Configuration 4.4.3 4.4.3 4.4.3 USB Configuration USB Configuration 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. Enables USB host USB Configuration controllers.
  • Page 93 BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Disabled] BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Disabled] BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Disabled] BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Disabled] BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Disabled] Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand-off feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] USB Mass Storage Device Configuration USB Mass Storage Device Configuration USB Mass Storage Device Configuration USB Mass Storage Device Configuration...
  • Page 94: Cpu Configuration

    4.4.4 4.4.4 CPU Configuration CPU Configuration 4.4.4 4.4.4 4.4.4 CPU Configuration CPU Configuration CPU Configuration The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically detects. Configure Advanced CPU settings Sets the ratio between CPU Core Manufacturer: Intel Clock and the FSB Brand String: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz Frequency.
  • Page 95 Execute Disable Function [Disabled] Execute Disable Function [Disabled] Execute Disable Function [Disabled] Execute Disable Function [Disabled] Execute Disable Function [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology. Setting this item to [Enabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
  • Page 96: Chipset

    4.4.5 4.4.5 Chipset Chipset 4.4.5 4.4.5 4.4.5 Chipset Chipset Chipset The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. Advanced Chipset Settings Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled] DRAM ECC Mode [Disabled] Hyper Path 3...
  • Page 97 Hyper Path 3 [Auto] Hyper Path 3 [Auto] Hyper Path 3 [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Hyper Path 3 feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] Boot Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI Express/PCI] Boot Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI Express/PCI]...
  • Page 98: Onboard Devices Configuration

    4.4.6 4.4.6 Onboard Devices Configuration Onboard Devices Configuration 4.4.6 4.4.6 4.4.6 Onboard Devices Configuration Onboard Devices Configuration Onboard Devices Configuration Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset Enable or disable High Definition Audio HD Audio Controller [Enabled] Controller. Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio] Onboard PCI LAN [Enabled]...
  • Page 99 ITE8211F Controller [Enabled] ITE8211F Controller [Enabled] ITE8211F Controller [Enabled] ITE8211F Controller [Enabled] ITE8211F Controller [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the the onboard ITE ® 8211F IDE controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Detecting Device Time [Quick Mode] Sets the time the ITE8211F IDE controller detects devices connected to the IDE connectors.
  • Page 100: Pci Pnp

    4.4.7 4.4.7 PCI PnP PCI PnP 4.4.7 4.4.7 4.4.7 PCI PnP PCI PnP PCI PnP The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
  • Page 101: Power Menu

    IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device] IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device] IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device] IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device] IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device] When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
  • Page 102: Acpi Apic Support [enabled]

    4.5.4 4.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] 4.5.4 4.5.4 4.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC).
  • Page 103 RTC Alarm Hour To set the alarm hour, highlight this item and press the <+> or <-> key to make the selection. Configuration options: [00] [1]... ~ [23] RTC Alarm Minute To set the alarm minute, highlight this item and press the <+> or <-> key to make the selection.
  • Page 104: Hardware Monitor

    CPU Q-FAN Control [Disabled] CPU Q-FAN Control [Disabled] CPU Q-FAN Control [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] C P U Q - F a n M o d e...
  • Page 105 Chassis Q-Fan1 Control [Disabled] Chassis Q-Fan1 Control [Disabled] Chassis Q-Fan1 Control [Disabled] Chassis Q-Fan1 Control [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the chassis fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] •...
  • Page 106: Boot Menu

    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. Specifies the Boot Boot Settings Device Priority Boot Device Priority sequence. Boot Settings Configuration A virtual floppy disk Security drive (Floppy Drive B:) may appear when...
  • Page 107: Boot Settings Configuration

    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 MyLogo2™ feature. Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]...
  • Page 108: Security

    Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled] Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled] Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled] Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled] Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled] When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4.6.3 4.6.3 4.6.3 Security Security...
  • Page 109 After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to change other security settings. Security Settings Supervisor Password : Not Installed User Password : Not Installed Change Supervisor Password User Access Level [Full Access] Change User Password Clear User Password Password Check [Setup]...
  • Page 110 Clear User Password Clear User Password Clear User Password Clear User Password Clear User Password Select this item to clear the user password. Password Check [Setup] Password Check [Setup] Password Check [Setup] Password Check [Setup] Password Check [Setup] When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility.
  • Page 111: Exit Menu

    Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. Exit Options Exit & Save Changes Exit & Discard Changes Discard Changes Load Setup Defaults Pressing <Esc>...
  • Page 112 Load Setup Defaults Load Setup Defaults Load Setup Defaults Load Setup Defaults Load Setup Defaults 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.
  • Page 113 This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package. Software support...
  • Page 114 Chapter summary Installing an operating system ..........5-1 Support CD information ............5-1 Software information ............5-8 RAID configurations ............5-16 Creating a RAID driver disk ..........5-28 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2...
  • Page 115: Installing An Operating System

    The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features. 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 5.2.1 5.2.1 5.2.1...
  • Page 116: Drivers Menu

    5.2.2 5.2.2 Drivers menu Drivers menu 5.2.2 5.2.2 5.2.2 Drivers menu Drivers menu Drivers menu The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices. The screen display and driver options vary under different operating system versions.
  • Page 117: Utilities Menu

    ASUS Update ASUS Update ASUS Update ASUS Update The ASUS Update utility that 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). See page 4-8 for details.
  • Page 118: Make Disk Menu

    TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. AI Booster AI Booster AI Booster AI Booster AI Booster The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in Windows ® environment. Anti-virus Utility Anti-virus Utility Anti-virus Utility...
  • Page 119: Manuals Menu

    5.2.5 5.2.5 Manuals menu Manuals menu 5.2.5 5.2.5 5.2.5 Manuals menu Manuals menu Manuals menu The M a n u a l s M a n u a l s M a n u a l s M a n u a l s M a n u a l s menu contains the user manuals for third party components and applications.
  • Page 120: Contact Information

    C o n t a c t C o n t a c t C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
  • Page 121 Displays the contents of the support CD in graphical format. Technical Support Form Technical Support Form Technical Support Form Technical Support Form Technical Support Form Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when requesting technical support. Filelist Filelist Filelist Filelist Filelist Displays the contents of the support CD in text format.
  • Page 122: Software Information

    5.3.1 ASUS MyLogo2™ ASUS MyLogo2™ The ASUS MyLogo2™ 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 MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the A S U S U p d a t e A S U S U p d a t e A S U S U p d a t e utility from the support CD.
  • Page 123 R a t i o box. R a t i o 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 124: Ai Net2

    5.3.2 5.3.2 AI NET2 AI NET2 5.3.2 5.3.2 5.3.2 AI NET2 AI NET2 AI NET2 The AI NET2 features the Marvell ® Virtual Cable Tester™ (VCT). VCT is a cable diagnostic utility that reports LAN cable faults and shorts using the Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) technology.
  • Page 125: Audio Configurations

    5.3.3 5.3.3 Audio configurations Audio configurations 5.3.3 5.3.3 5.3.3 Audio configurations Audio configurations Audio configurations The Realtek ® ALC882 audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio experience on your computer. The software provides Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF Out support, and interrupt capability.
  • Page 126 Information Information Information Information Information Click the information button ) to display information about the audio driver version, DirectX version, audio controller, audio codec, and language setting. Tools Tools Tools Tools Tools Click the tool button ( ) to display tools for supported Dolby ®...
  • Page 127 Sound Effect The Realtek ® ALC882 Audio CODEC allows you to set your listening environment, adjust the equalizer, or select pre-programmed equalizer settings for your listening pleasure. To set the sound effect options: From the Realtek HD Audio S o u n d S o u n d Manager, click the S o u n d S o u n d...
  • Page 128 Bass Management setting Click this tab to manage your bass settings. To set the bass management options: From the Realtek HD Audio Manager, click the B a s s B a s s B a s s B a s s B a s s M a n a g e m e n t s e t t i n g M a n a g e m e n t s e t t i n g...
  • Page 129 Microphone The Microphone option allows you configure your input/output settings and to check if your audio devices are connected properly. To set the Microphone options: From the Realtek HD Audio Manager, click the M i c r o p h o n e M i c r o p h o n e tab.
  • Page 130: Raid Configurations

    RAID configurations The motherboard comes with the Intel ® ICH7R Southbridge RAID controllers that allow you to configure IDE and Serial ATA hard disk drives as RAID sets. The motherboard supports the following RAID configurations. R A I D 0 R A I D 0 R A I D 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and R A I D 0...
  • Page 131: Installing Serial Ata Hard Disks

    5.4.1 5.4.1 Installing Serial ATA hard disks Installing Serial ATA hard disks 5.4.1 5.4.1 5.4.1 Installing Serial ATA hard disks Installing Serial ATA hard disks Installing Serial ATA hard disks The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
  • Page 132 Intel Intel Intel Intel Intel ® ® ® ® ® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility The Intel ®...
  • Page 133 Creating a RAID 0 set (striped) Creating a RAID 0 set (striped) Creating a RAID 0 set (striped) 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 . C r e a t e R A I D V o l u m e 1 .
  • Page 134 Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID 0 array, then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The default stripe size is 128 KB. T I P : T I P : T I P : T I P :...
  • Page 135 Creating a RAID 1 set (mirrored) Creating a RAID 1 set (mirrored) Creating a RAID 1 set (mirrored) 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 . C r e a t e R A I D V o l u m e 1 .
  • Page 136 Creating a RAID 10 set (RAID 0+1) Creating a RAID 10 set (RAID 0+1) Creating a RAID 10 set (RAID 0+1) Creating a RAID 10 set (RAID 0+1) Creating a RAID 10 set (RAID 0+1) To create a RAID 10 set: From the utility main menu, select 1 .
  • Page 137 Press <Enter> when the C r e a t e V o l u m e C r e a t e V o l u m e C r e a t e V o l u m e item is highlighted. This C r e a t e V o l u m e C r e a t e V o l u m e warning message appears.
  • Page 138 The Disks item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives to configure as RAID. The following pop-up screen appears. SELECT DISKS Port Drive Model Serial # Size Status 0 XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XX.XGB Non-RAID Disk 1 XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XX.XGB Non-RAID Disk 2 XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX...
  • Page 139 Deleting a RAID set Deleting a RAID set Deleting a RAID set Deleting a RAID set Deleting a RAID set Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when you delete a RAID set. To delete a RAID set: 2 .
  • Page 140 Resetting Disks to Non-RAID Resetting Disks to Non-RAID Resetting Disks to Non-RAID Resetting Disks to Non-RAID Resetting Disks to Non-RAID Take caution before you reset a RAID volume HDD to non-RAID. Resetting a RAID volume HDD deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive. To reset a RAID set hard disk drive: 3 .
  • Page 141 Resetting a RAID set hard disks drive Resetting a RAID set hard disks drive Resetting a RAID set hard disks drive Resetting a RAID set hard disks drive Resetting a RAID set hard disks drive Take caution before you reset a RAID volume HDD to non-RAID. Resetting a RAID volume HDD deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive.
  • Page 142: Creating A Raid Driver Disk

    Creating a RAID driver disk A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows ® 2000/XP operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set. You can create a RAID driver disk in DOS (using the Makedisk application in the support CD) or in Windows ®...
  • Page 143 The RAID drivers are copied to the floppy disk. After creating a RAID driver disk, eject the floppy disk, then write-protect it to prevent computer virus infection. 10. Press any key to return to the Makedisk menu. To create a RAID driver disk in Windows ®...
  • Page 144 Insert a formatted high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. Follow screen instructions to complete the process. After creating a RAID driver disk, eject the floppy disk, then write-protect it to prevent computer virus infection. To install the RAID driver: Install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive.
  • Page 145: Cpu Features

    The Appendix describes the CPU features and technologies that the motherboard supports. CPU features...
  • Page 146 Chapter summary Intel ® EM64T ................ A-1 ® Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) ....A-1 Intel ® Hyper-Threading Technology ........A-3 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2 A S U S P 5 W D 2...
  • Page 147: Intel Em64t

    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 148: Using The Eist

    A.2.2 A.2.2 A.2.2 Using the EIST Using the EIST Using the EIST A.2.2 A.2.2 Using the EIST Using the EIST To use the EIST feature: Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup. Go to the Advanced Menu Advanced Menu Advanced Menu Advanced Menu Advanced Menu, highlight CPU Configuration...
  • Page 149: Intel Hyper-threading Technology

    ® Intel Hyper-Threading Technology • The motherboard supports Intel ® Pentium ® 4 LGA775 processors with Hyper-Threading Technology. • Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows ® XP/2003 Server and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in the BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
  • Page 150 A - 4 A - 4 A - 4 A p p e n d i x : C P U f e a t u r e s A p p e n d i x : C P U f e a t u r e s A p p e n d i x : C P U f e a t u r e s A - 4 A - 4...

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