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Quick Links. See also: User Manual. Table of Contents. 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 Product highlights Page 4 Exit menu Page 5 Contents 4. DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device. Page 8: About This Guide Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.

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 9: Conventions Used In This Guide Conventions used in this guide To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended. Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in your package with the list below.

Chapter 1: Product Introduction This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts. Page 18 Chapter 1: Product Introduction Page Chapter 2: Hardware Information Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply.

Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components. Page Motherboard Overview Motherboard overview 2. Chapter 2: Hardware information Page Central Processing Unit Cpu 2. Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.

For optimum compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor. Size Chip NO. Page 31 4 DIMMs: Supports four 4 modules inserted into both the blue and black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.

Page Expansion Slots 2. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. Slot No. Slot Description PCIe 2. Page Jumper 2. Page 36 TPU switch Turning this switch to Enable will automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock speeds.

For ensuring the system performance, turn the switch setting to Enable when the system is powered off. However, the system will use the last setting you have made. Page Onboard Leds 2. If an error is found , the LED next to the error device will continue lighting until the problem is solved. This user-friendly design provides an intuitional way to locate the root problem within a second.

Page Internal Connectors 2. Page 41 Never connect a cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! Connect the IEEE a module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. The IEEE bracket is purchased separately. Connect the serial port module cable to the connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. The serial port bracket COM1 is purchased separately.

Page 45 W power or above to ensure the system stability. 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 Cpu Installation 2. The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. Page Dimm Installation 2. Page Motherboard Installation 2. The motherboard layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same. Doing so can damage the motherboard. Page Atx Power Connection 2. Page Sata Device Connection 2. Page Expension Card Installation 2. Page Rear Panel Connection USB 2. Page 62 Connect to 4. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting.

Page 64 Chapter 2: Hardware information The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the following sections for the detailed configurations.

Back button Menu items Page Menu Items Menu items The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example, selecting Main shows the Main menu items. See section 2. After you set a password, these items show Installed. Page Administrator Password Administrator Password If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator password for accessing the system.

Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only selected fields in the BIOS setup program. Page Ai Tweaker Menu 1. Copyright C American Megatrends, Inc. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options: [Auto] Loads the optimal settings for the system. Page Cpu Configuration 3. The items shown in this screen may be different due to the CPU you installed. Page Sata Configuration 3. Page Usb Configuration 3.

CPU Core Activation [Auto] This item lets user turn off core except core 1, user can turn off 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc core manually. Page 87 CPU fan warning speed. Page Boot Menu [Disabled] Disables the full screen logo display feature. Profile 3.

Page Asus O. Page 95 The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual BIOS information vary by models. Page Asus Ez Flash 2 Utility 3. Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.

Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3. Page Asus Bios Updater 3. This utility also allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. Press any key to continue. Visit the ASUS website at www.

The Manual folder of the support DVD appears. Double-click the folder of your selected software. Page Software Information 4. It also provides the highest power efficiency, generating less heat to longer component lifespan and minimize power loss. Page Turbov Evo 4.


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