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  • Page 1: Asus Desktop Pc

    ASUS Desktop PC K5130 User Manual...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Notices ......................5 Safety information ..................8 Conventions used in this guide ..............9 Where to find more information ..............9 Package contents ..................10 Chapter 1 Getting started Welcome! ......................11 Getting to know your computer ..............11 Setting up your computer ................15 Turning your computer ON/OFF ..............
  • Page 4 Contents Chapter 6 Using the utilities ASUS AI Suite II ................... 41 ASUS AI Manager ..................48 ASUS WebStorage ..................50 ASUS Easy Update ..................5 Nero 9 ......................53 Recovering your system ................54 Chapter 7 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ................... 57...
  • Page 5: Notices

    Notices ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials.
  • Page 6: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

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

    Safety information Disconnect the AC power and peripherals before cleaning. Wipe the Desktop PC using a clean cellulose sponge or chamois cloth dampened with solution of nonabrasive detergent and a few drops of warm water then remove any extra moisture with a dry cloth. DO NOT place on uneven or unstable work surfaces.
  • Page 9: Conventions Used In This Guide

    Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS website ASUS Local Technical Support Visit ASUS website at for the contact information of local Technical Support Engineer.
  • Page 10: Package Contents

    Package contents ASUS Desktop PC Keyboard x1 Mouse x1 Power cord x1 Installation Guide x1 Warranty card x1 Support DVD (optional) x1 Antenna (optional) x1 Recovery DVD (optional) x1 • If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
  • Page 11: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    All these values are encapsulated in a stunningly futuristic and stylish system casing. Read the ASUS Warranty Card before setting up your ASUS Desktop PC. Getting to know your computer Illustrations are for reference only. The ports and their locations, and the chassis color vary with different models.
  • Page 12 Insert a supported memory card into this slot. USB 3.0 ports�� supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode. USB 3.0 ports�� supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode. These Universal Serial Bus 3.0 (USB 3.0) ports connect to USB 3.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Combo port (purple/green). This port is for a PS/ keyboard or mouse. USB 2.0 ports. USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus .0 (USB .0) ports connect to USB .0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 14 Lime (Front panel) Side Speaker Out ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only). The display output ports on this optional ASUS Graphics Card may vary with different models. ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only).
  • Page 15: Setting Up Your Computer

    Connecting an external monitor Using the ASUS Graphics Card (on selected models only) Connect your monitor to the display output port on the discrete ASUS Graphics Card. To connect an external monitor using the ASUS Graphics Card: Connect a monitor to a display output port on the ASUS Graphics Card.
  • Page 16: Using The Onboard Display Output Ports

    Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port at the rear panel of your computer. Plug the monitor to a power source. • If your computer comes with an ASUS Graphics Card, the graphics card is set as the primary display device in the BIOS. Hence, connect your monitor to a display output port on the graphics card.
  • Page 17: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connect a USB keyboard and a USB mouse to the USB ports on the rear panel of your computer. Connecting the power cord Connect one end of the power cord to the power connector on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to a power source. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 18: Turning Your Computer On/Off

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

    Select Use recommended settings or Install important updates only to set up the security settings for your computer. To skip this step, select Ask me later. Review your date and time settings. Click Next. The system loads the new settings and restarts. You may now start using your computer. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 20: Using The Start Menu

    Using Windows 7 desktop ® Click the Start icon > Help and Support to obtain more information about Windows ® Using the Start menu The Start menu gives you access to programs, utilities, and other useful items on your computer. It also provides you with more information about Windows 7 through its Help and Support feature.
  • Page 21: Pinning Programs On The Start Menu Or Taskbar

    From the Start menu, right-click the program that you want to unpin, then select Remove from this list. Unpinning programs from the taskbar To unpin programs from the taskbar: From the taskbar, right-click the program that you want to remove from the taskbar, then select Unpin this program from taskbar. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 22: Managing Your Files And Folders

    Using the notification area By default, the notification area shows these three icons: Action Center notification Click this icon to display all the alert messages/notifications and launch the Windows ® Action Center. Network connection This icon displays the connection status and signal strength of the wired or wireless network connection.
  • Page 23 From the menu that appears, select Sort by, then select your preferred sorting type. Grouping your files To group your files: Launch Windows Explorer. Right-click anywhere on the View pane. From the menu that appears, select Group by, then select your preferred grouping type. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 24: Backing Up Your Files

    Adding a new folder To add a new folder: Launch Windows Explorer. From the toolbar, click New folder. Key in a name for the new folder. You may also right-click anywhere on the View pane, click New > Folder. Backing up your files Setting up a backup To set up a backup: Click...
  • Page 25: Protecting Your Computer

    From the Windows taskbar, click ® Select Manage another account. Select Create a new account. Key in the name of the new user. Select either Standard user or Administrator as the user type. When done, click Create Account. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 26: Getting Windows ® Help And Support

    Setting up a user’s password To set up a user’s password: Select the user that you would like to set a password. Select Create a password. Key in a password and confirm it. Key in your password’s hint. When done, click Create password. Activating the anti�virus software Trend Micro Internet Security is pre-installed on your computer.
  • Page 27: Chapter 3 Connecting Devices To Your Computer

    When the Safe to Remove Hardware message pops up, remove the USB storage device from your computer. DO NOT remove a USB storage device when data transfer is in progress. Doing so may cause data loss or damage the USB storage device. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 28: Connecting Microphone And Speakers

    Connecting microphone and speakers This desktop PC comes with microphone ports and speaker ports on both the front and rear panels. The audio I/O ports located on the rear panel allow you to connect -channel, 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel stereo speakers. Connecting Headphone and Mic Connecting 2�channel Speakers Chapter 3: Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 29 Connecting 4�channel Speakers Connecting 6�channel Speakers ASUS K5130...
  • Page 30 Connecting 8�channel Speakers Chapter 3: Connecting devices to your computer...
  • Page 31: Connecting Multiple External Displays

    Refer to Setting up your computer section in Chapter 1 for details on how to connect a monitor to your computer. For some graphic cards, only the monitor that is set to be the primary display has display during POST. The dual display function works only under Windows. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 32 Turn on your computer. Do any of the following to open the Screen Resolution setting screen: > Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > • Click Change display settings. • Right click anywhere on your Windows desktop. When the pop-up menu appears, click Personalize >...
  • Page 33: Chapter 4 Using Your Computer

    • Use your Desktop PC in a comfortably-lit area, and keep it away from sources of glare such as windows and straight sunlight. • Take regular mini-breaks from using your Desktop PC. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 34: Using The Memory Card Reader

    Using the memory card reader Digital cameras and other digital imaging devices use memory cards to store digital picture or media files. The built-in memory card reader on the front panel of your system allows you to read from and write to different memory card drives. To use the memory card: Insert the memory card into the card slot.
  • Page 35: Using The Optical Drive

    While the system is on, do either of the following to eject the tray: • Press the eject button below the drive bay cover. Right-click the CD/DVD drive icon on the Computer screen, and then click Eject. • Remove the disc from the disc tray. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 36: Using The Keyboard (On Selected Models Only)

    Using the keyboard (on selected models only) The keyboard varies with models. The illustrations on this section are for reference only. ASUS KB34211 modern wired keyboard Hot keys Description Turns the volume’s mute mode on/off. Decreases the system volume. Increases the system volume.
  • Page 37: Chapter 5 Connecting To The Internet

    DSL/cable modem. Modem RJ-45 cable Turn on the DSL/cable modem and your computer. Configure the necessary Internet connection settings. Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details or assistance in setting up your Internet connection. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 38: Connecting Via A Local Area Network (Lan)

    Connecting via a local area network (LAN) To connect via a LAN: Connect one end of an RJ-45 cable to the LAN (RJ-45) port on the rear panel of your computer and the other end to your LAN. RJ-45 cable Turn on your computer.
  • Page 39: Wireless Connection (On Selected Models Only)

    Modem • To increase the range and sensitivity of the wireless radio signal, connect the external antenna to the antenna connectors on the ASUS WLAN Card. • The external antenna is an optional item. To connect to a wireless network:...
  • Page 40 Chapter 5: Connecting to the Internet...
  • Page 41: Chapter 6 Using The Utilities

    Windows ® ASUS AI Suite II ASUS AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to launch and operate these utilities simultaneously. Using AI Suite II AI Suite II automatically starts when you enter the Windows operating system.
  • Page 42: The Tool Menu

    The Tool menu The Tool menu includes the EPU, Probe II, and Sensor Recorder panels. Launching and configuring EPU EPU is an energy-efficient tool that provides you with a total power-saving solution. It detects the current loading and intelligently adjusts the power usage in real-time. When you select the Auto mode, the system changes modes automatically according to the current system status.
  • Page 43 The Preference tab allows you to customize the time interval of sensor alerts, or • change the temperature unit. Saves your configuration Loads your saved configuration Applies your changes Loads the default threshold values for each sensor ASUS K5130...
  • Page 44 Launching and configuring Sensor Recorder Sensor Recorder allows you to monitor the changes in the system voltage, temperature, and fan speed, as well as recording the changes. To launch Sensor Recorder: Click Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar. •...
  • Page 45: Asus Update

    The Update menu allows you to update the motherboard BIOS and the BIOS boot logo with the ASUS designed update utilities. ASUS Update The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows OS. The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the BIOS directly ®...
  • Page 46 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update process. MyLogo ASUS MyLogo allows you to customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the image that appears on screen during the Power-On Self-Tests (POST). ASUS MyLogo allows you to: •...
  • Page 47: The System Information Screen

    Click the Disk tab and then select each disk to see the details on it. The Support screen The Support screen displays the information about the ASUS website, technical support website, download support website, or contact information. The Settings screen The Settings screen allows you to customize the main menu bar settings and the interface’s...
  • Page 48: Asus Ai Manager

    AI Manager either from the quick bar or taskbar. AI Manager quick bar The AI Manager quick bar saves the desktop space and allows you to launch the ASUS utilities or display system information easily. Click any of the Main, My Favorites, Support or Information tab to display the menu’s contents.
  • Page 49 Right click on the application icon to launch, delete, or rename the selected application. You can also double click to launch the selected application. Support Click any links on the Support window to go to the ASUS website, technical support website, download support website, or contact information. Information Click the tab on the Information window to see the detailed information about your system, motherboard, CPU, BIOS, installed device(s), and memory.
  • Page 50: Asus Webstorage

    ASUS WebStorage ASUS WebStorage is storage app and a cloud service that allow you to save, sync, share, and access your files anytime and anywhere. Ensure to install the latest ASUS WebStorage PC Suite in your computer. Visit our website at for more details.
  • Page 51 It also allows you to preview or stream files on your mobile device. • Go to Web ASUS WebStorage allows you to experience its value-added cloud service without the risk of losing your data. Settings Click the Settings icon to launch the Settings screen.
  • Page 52: Asus Easy Update

    ASUS Easy Update ASUS Easy Update is a software tool that automatically detects the latest drivers and applications for your system. From the Windows notification area, ® right-click the ASUS Easy Update icon. Select Schedule to set how often you want to update your system.
  • Page 53: Nero 9

    Select the files that you want to burn. When done, click Add. After selecting files that you want to burn, click Burn to burn the files to a disc. For more details about using Nero 9, refer to the Nero website at ASUS K5130...
  • Page 54: Recovering Your System

    Desktop PC at the factory. DO NOT delete the partition named RECOVERY. The Recovery Partition is created at the factory and cannot be restored if deleted. Take your Desktop PC to an authorized ASUS service center if you have problems with the recovery process.
  • Page 55 Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process. DO NOT remove the Recovery disc, unless instructed to do so, during the recovery process or else your partitions will be unusable. Visit the ASUS website at for updated drivers and utilities. ASUS K5130...
  • Page 56 Chapter 6: Using the utilities...
  • Page 57: Chapter 7 Troubleshooting

    If the keyboard is not responding. Press and hold the Power button on the top of your chassis until the computer shuts down. Then press the Power button to turn it on. I cannot connect to a wireless nestwork using the ASUS WLAN Card (on selected models only)? •...
  • Page 58 No display on the monitor. • Check if the monitor is powered on. • Ensure that your monitor is properly connected to the video output port on your computer. • If your computer comes with a discrete graphics card, ensure that you connect your monitor to a video output port on the discrete graphics card.
  • Page 59 Check if the disc is centered in the tray, especially for the discs with non-standard size or shape. • Check if the disc is scratched or damaged. The DVD drive eject button is not respond. > Computer. Click , then click Eject from the menu. Right-click ASUS K5130...
  • Page 60 • Ensure that the power cord is Your computer’s power properly connected. cord is not properly connected. • Use other compatible power cord. Contact the ASUS Service Center PSU (Power supply unit) about installing another PSU on your problems computer. Display...
  • Page 61 Ensure the LAN LED is on. If not, try another LAN cable. If it still does LAN cable problems not work, contact the ASUS service center. Your computer is not Ensure that your computer is properly Cannot access properly connected to a connected to a router or hub.
  • Page 62 Computer virus attack computer. • Reinstall the operating system. • Send the damaged hard disk drive to ASUS Service Center for Hard disk drive failure servicing. • Replace with a new hard disk drive. • Replace with compatible memory modules.
  • Page 63 • Contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance. If the problem still persists, refer to your Desktop PC’s warranty card and contact the ASUS Service Center. Visit the ASUS Support site at for the service center information.
  • Page 64: Asus Contact Information

    +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site Technical Support Telephone +1-81-8-787 Support fax +1-81-84-0883 Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 1-3, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-10-959911 Web site Online contact Technical Support Telephone (Component) +49-1805-01093*...