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Product warranty or service will not be extended if: Hardware information Before you proceed Software support Installing an operating system Operation is subject to the following two conditions: If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.

Refer asuw 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. Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.

Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports.

Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in your package with the list below. See page and for details.

See page for details. Smart Support DVD This feature provides a checklist that allows the user to know which drivers are already installed, as well as those that are not.

This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard. Chapter summary Before you proceed ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power asis before removing or plugging in any motherboard component.

The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. Motherboard overview Before you install the motherboard, study the m3n87 of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing manuao removing the motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you janual injury and damage motherboard components.

The lever clicks on the side tab to indicate that it is maual. Install a CPU heatsink and fan following the instructions that came with the heatsink package.

Push down the retention bracket lock on the retention mechanism to secure the heatsink and fan to the module base. Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector. Chip Brand Part No. Supports four modules inserted into both the yellow slots and the black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the motherboard and aus components. To install a DIMM: Side Speaker Out port gray.


This port connects the side speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration. Refer to the audio configuration table on the next page for the function of the audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration. Click OK to exit. Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive. Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.

Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you connect the Maanual cable. Never connect a cable to the USB connectors.

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Doing so will damage the motherboard! You can connect the front panel cable to the ASUS Q-Connectorred first, and then m3nn78 the Q-Connector to the connector onboard if your chassis supports front panel ports. Do not forget to connect the fan cables ppro the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!

Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. SATA hard disk drive x2 Optical drives: This connector is for a serial COM port. Connect the serial port module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. The COM module is purchased separately. Chapter summary Starting up for the first time Follow the instructions in Chapter 4.

Turning off the computer 3. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer. M3b78 to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities. At the DOS prompt, type format A: Follow these instructions to update the BIOS using this utility. Visit the ASUS website www. Make sure that the floppy disk or the USB flash disk manula enough disk space to save the file. C Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.


A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.

There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. This item is not configurable.

Advanced menu The Advanced menu items allow you to change the m3m78 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.

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The values range from to When set to [Suspend], the system goes into Suspend mode after you press the power button for less than 4 seconds. Control function will not work and the fan you install will always run at full speed. Floppy Disks Item Specific Help 1.

Floppy Disks Allows you to assign a removable drive attached to the system. This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Halt On [All Errors] Allows you to set the error report type.

Press any key to continue.

The password field setting is changed to [Clear]. The User password is required to boot the system preventing unauthorized use. Save and Exit 4. Refer to section 5. Discard Changes This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select YES to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.

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This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package. Chapter summary Installing an operating system The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice.

The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide. 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.