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P6-P5G41E
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  • Page 1 P6-P5G41E ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone) User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Motherboard info 3.1. Introduction................... 3-2 3.2. Motherboard.layout............... 3-2 3.3. Jumpers..................3-3 3.4. Connectors..................3-5 Chapter.4:. BIOS.setup 4.1. Managing.and.updating.your.BIOS..........4-2 4.1.1 ASUS Update utility ............4-2 4.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility ........... 4-5 4.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS ..........4-6...
  • Page 4 Table of contents 4.2. BIOS.setup.program..............4-7 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen ............4-8 4.2.2 Menu bar ................. 4-8 4.2.3 Navigation keys ............... 4-8 4.2.4 Menu items ..............4-9 4.2.5 Sub-menu items .............. 4-9 4.2.6 Configuration fields ............4-9 4.2.7 Pop-up window ............... 4-9 4.2.8 Scroll bar .................
  • Page 5 Table of contents 4.6.3 Security ................. 4-26 4.7. Tools.menu.................. 4-28 4.7.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ............4-28 4.7.2 Express Gate [Auto] ............4-28 4.8. Exit.menu..................4-29...
  • Page 6: Notices

    Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
  • Page 7 Safety information Electrical safety • To prevent electric shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electric 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. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
  • Page 8: About.this.guide

    About this guide Audience This guide provides general information and installation instructions about the ASUS P6-P5G41E barebone system. This guide is intended for experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal computers. How.this.guide.is.organized This guide contains the following parts: Chapter.1:.System.introduction...
  • Page 9 ASUS.Websites The ASUS websites worldwide provide 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. These documents are not...
  • Page 10: System.package.contents

    System package contents Check your P6-P5G41E system package for the following items. If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately. Item.description ASUS P6-P5G41E barebone system with • ASUS motherboatd • Power supply unit • ASUS chassis Cable •...
  • Page 11 Chapter 1 This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS P6-P5G41E. The chapter lists the system features including introduction on the front and rear panel, and internal components.
  • Page 12: Chapter 1: System Introduction

    The ASUS P6-P5G41E is an all-in-one barebone system with a versatile home entertainment feature. The system comes in a stylish casing and powered by the ASUS motherboard that supports the Intel Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Core™2 Quad / Pentium ®...
  • Page 13 Headphone.port. This Line out (lime) port connects a headphone with a stereo mini-plug.. USB.2.0.ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others. Multimedia.Card./.Secure.Digital™./.MemoryStick /.Memory.Stick.Pro™. ®. card.slot ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 14: Rear.panel

    Rear panel The system rear panel includes the power connector and several I/O ports that allow convenient connection of devices. Do NOT cover the rear vent , and the ambient temperature is limited up to 35 to prevent the system from overheating. Chassis.air.vent..The vent is for ventilation inside the system chassis.
  • Page 15 Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications. LAN port LED indications ACT/LINK SPEED. Activity/Link Speed LED Status Description Status Description No link 10 Mbps connection ORANGE Linked ORANGE 100 Mbps connection BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1 Gbps connection LAN port ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 16 12.. USB.2.0.ports.1.~.4. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. 13.. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices. 14.. HDMI.port. This is a High-Definition Mulltimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-Rau discs, and other protected content.
  • Page 17: Internal.components

    • Refer to the bundled Quick Installation Guide for installing additional system components and get assistance from professionals when you disassemble or assemble the system. • Refer to the Chapter 4 in this user guide for motherboard details. ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 18: Qualified Vendors Lists (qvl)

    1.5 Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1067MHz.capability DIMM. support Vendor Part.No. Size Chip.Brand Chip.No. Timing Voltage Crucial CT12864BA1067.8FF MICRON D9KPT • • Crucial CT12864BA1067.8SFD MICRON D9JNL • • Crucial CT12872BA1067.9FF MICRON D9KPT(ECC) • • Crucial CT25664BA1067.16FF MICRON D9KPT • • Crucial CT25664BA1067.16SFD MICRON D9JNL •...
  • Page 19 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS - 7-7-7-21 • • 4GBRH(XMP) G.SKILL F3-10666CL8D- 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS - 8-8-8-21 1.5-1.6 • • 4GBHK(XMP) G.SKILL F3-10666CL8D- 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS - 8-8-8-21 1.5-1.6 • • 4GBRM(XMP) continued on the next page ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 20 J1108BASE-DJ-E • • Asint SLZ3128M8-EDJ DS Asint DDRIII1208-DJ • • Asint SLZ3128M8-EDJE DS ELPIDA J1108BASE-DJ-E • • ASUS DS - • • AQ28M64A8BJH9S SS SAMSUNG K4B1G0846E • • AQ28M72D8BJH9S SS SAMSUNG K4B1G0846D(ECC) • • AQ56M64B8BJH9S DS SAMSUNG K4B1G0846D • •...
  • Page 21: Dimm Support

    A*: Supports one module inserted in any slot as Single-channel memory configuration. • B*: Supports one pair of modules inserted into both the yellow slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVLs. ASUS P6-P5G41E 1-11...
  • Page 22 Chapter 2 This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities from the support DVD.
  • Page 23: Chapter 2: Starting Up

    Screen display and driver options may not be the same for different operating system versions. • The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates. Chapter 2: Starting up...
  • Page 24: Running The Support Dvd

    If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD. ASUS.InstAll Launches the ASUS InstAll driver installation wizard. PC-cillin.2010 Installs the PC-cillin 2010 to protect your system from the latest threats. Intel.Chipset.Driver Installs the Intel chipset driver.
  • Page 25: Utilities Menu

    Installs all of the utilities through the Installation Wizard. ASUS.Update. Allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS website. Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet connection so you can connect to the ASUS website.
  • Page 26: Asus Contact Information

    TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the Microsoft website (www.microsoft.com) for updates. 2.3.3 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. ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 27: Other Information

    2.3.4 Other information The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the motherboard and the contents of the support DVD. Click an icon to display the specified information. Motherboard Info Displays the general specifications of the motherboard. Browse this DVD Displays the support DVD contents in graphical format.
  • Page 28 Filelist Displays the contents of the support DVD and a brief description of each in text format. ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 29 Chapter 2: Starting up...
  • Page 30 Chapter 3 This chapter gives information about he motherboard that comes with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper settings, and connector locations.
  • Page 31: Chapter 3: Motherboard Info

    Introduction The P6-P5G41E barebone system comes with an ASUS motherboard. This chapter provides technical information about the motherboard for future upgrades or system reconfiguration. Motherboard layout Super VGA_HDMI 17.5cm(6.9in) Chapter 3: Motherboard info...
  • Page 32: Jumpers

    You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature. Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter settings to default values. ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 33 USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1-4, USBPW5-6) Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using the connected USB devices. Set these jumpers to +5VSB to wake up the compurer from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
  • Page 34: Connectors

    These are not jumpers! DO.NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors! CPU_FAN P5QPL10T CHA_FAN1 CPU FAN PWR CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWM P5QPL10T fan connectors Only the 4-pin CPU fan connector supports the ASUS Q-Fan feature. ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 35 Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound output. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector and the other end to the S/PDIF module. SPDIF_OUT P5QPL10T P5QPL10T Digital audio connector The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately. Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1) The connector is for a serial (COM) port.
  • Page 36 The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. • The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant (200W~250W) PSU has been tested to support the motherboard power requirements. ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 37 System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. PWR LED PWR BTN F_PANEL P5QPL10T PIN 1 HD_LED RESET P5QPL10T System panel connector •. System power LED (2-pin PLED) This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
  • Page 38 Chapter 4 This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
  • Page 39: Chapter 4: Bios Setup

    Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. 4.1.1. ASUS.Update.utility The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you ®...
  • Page 40 Updating.the.BIOS.through.the.Internet To update the BIOS through the Internet: Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows desktop by clicking Start. ® >.Programs.>.ASUS.>.ASUSUpdate.>.ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears. Select Update.BIOS from the Select the ASUS FTP site nearest Internet option from the drop-down you to avoid network traffic, or menu, then click Next.
  • Page 41 Internet. Always update the utility to avail all its features. Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file To update the BIOS through a BIOS file: Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows desktop by clicking Start. ® >.Programs.>.ASUS.>.ASUSUpdate.>.ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears.
  • Page 42: 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 using an OS-based utility. To.update.the.BIOS.using.EZ.Flash.2: Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port, then launch EZ Flash 2 in any of these two ways: •...
  • Page 43: Asus Crashfree Bios

    4.1.3. ASUS.CrashFree.BIOS. The ASUS CrashFree BIOS is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a removable device that contains the updated BIOS file.
  • Page 44: 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. ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 45: Bios Menu Screen

    4.2.1. BIOS.menu.screen Menu.items Menu.bar Configuration fields General.help BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Power Boot Tools Exit Use [ENTER], [TAB] System Time [12:56:38] or [SHIFT-TAB] to System Date [Mon 11/23/2009 select a field. SATA 1 :[Not Detected] Use [+] or [-] to SATA 2 :[Not Detected] configure system time.
  • Page 46: Menu Items

    Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen. 4.2.9. General.help At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. ASUS P6-P5G41E...
  • Page 47: Main.menu

    Main menu When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving you an overview of the basic system information. Refer to section “4.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them. Use [ENTER], [TAB] System Time [12:56:38]...
  • Page 48: Sata1~4

    When set to [Disabled], the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] PIO.Mode.[Auto] Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] DMA.Mode.[Auto] Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] ASUS P6-P5G41E 4-11...
  • Page 49: Storage Configuration

    SMART.Monitoring.[Auto] Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] 32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled] Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4.3.4 Storage Configuration The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the SATA devices installed in the system.
  • Page 50: System Information

    : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz Speed : 2666MHz System Memory Installed Size: 1024MB Usable Size : 990MB BIOS Information Displays the auto-detected BIOS information. Processor Displays the auto-detected CPU specification. System.Memory Displays the auto-detected system memory. ASUS P6-P5G41E 4-13...
  • Page 51: Advanced.menu

    Advanced menu The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices. Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. BIOS SETUP UTILITY Main Advanced Power...
  • Page 52 Technology. When set to ® [Enabled], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating system to use the EIST feature. Set this item to [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] ASUS P6-P5G41E 4-15...
  • Page 53: Chipset

    Intel(R) C-STATE Tech [Disabled] Allows you enable or disable the Intel C-STATE Technology. When enabled, the CPU idle is ® set to C2/C3/C4. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4.4.2. 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 North Bridge features.
  • Page 54 Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 32MB] [Enabled, 64MB] [Enabled, 128MB] DVMT Memory [256MB] Allows you to set the DVMT memory. Configuration options: [128MB] [256MB] [Maximum DVMT] Protect Audio Video Path Mode [Lite] Allows you to set the protect audio video path mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Lite] [Paramoid] ASUS P6-P5G41E 4-17...
  • Page 55: Onboard Devices Configuration

    4.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration Onboard Devices Configuration Options Onboard LAN [Enabled] Enabled LAN Option ROM [Disabled] Disabled Audio Controller [Enabled] Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Onboard LAN [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Onboard LAN Option ROM [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the boot ROM in the onboard LAN controller.
  • Page 56: Usb Configuration

    USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] USB.2.0.Controller.Mode.[HiSpeed] Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed] ASUS P6-P5G41E 4-19...
  • Page 57: Pci Pnp

    The following items may only appear when a USB storage device is plugged. USB Mass Storage Device Configuration USB.Mass.Storage.Reset.Delay.[20.Sec] Allows you to set the maximum time that the BIOS waits for the USB storage device to initialize. Configuration options: [10 Sec] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec] Emulation.Type.[Auto] Allows you to set the emulation type.
  • Page 58: Power.menu

    Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P6-P5G41E 4-21...
  • Page 59: Apm Configuration

    4.5.4 APM Configuration APM Configuration <Enter> to select whether or not to restart the system Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off] after AC power loss. Resume On Ring Resume On By PCIE Device [Disabled] Power On By USB HID [Disabled] Resume On By RTC Alarm [Disabled] Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off] When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
  • Page 60: Hardware Monitor

    (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the chassis, the specific field shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed. VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. ASUS P6-P5G41E 4-23...
  • Page 61: Boot.menu

    Configuration options: [Removable Device] [Hard Drive] [ATAPI CD-ROM] [Disabled] • To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS logo appears. • To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following: •...
  • Page 62: 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 MyLogo2™ feature. Add.On.ROM.Display.Mode.[Force.BIOS] Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS]...
  • Page 63: 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. Security Settings <Enter> to change password. <Enter> again to Supervisor Password : Not Installed disabled password. User Password : Not Installed Change Supervisor Password...
  • Page 64 Select this item to clear the 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 P6-P5G41E 4-27...
  • Page 65: Tools.menu

    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. See section 4.1.2 for details.
  • Page 66: Exit.menu

    This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select OK to load default values. Select Exit.&.Save.Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM. ASUS P6-P5G41E 4-29...
  • Page 67 Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Address: No. 150, LI-DE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN Authorised.representative.. ASUS Computer GmbH in.Europe: Address: HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN, GERMANY 4-30 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...

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