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About this guide

This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts: Chapter 1: Product introduction This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. Chapter 2: Hardware information This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system components. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard. Chapter 3: Powering up This chapter describes the power up sequence, the vocal POST messages, and ways of shutting down the system. Chapter 4: BIOS setup This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. Chapter 5: Software support This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package. Appendix: CPU features The Appendix describes the CPU features that the motherboard supports.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. 1. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. 2. 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 part of the standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task. NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.

Typography

Bold text Indicates a menu or an item to select. Used to emphasize a word or a phrase. Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means that you must press the enclosed key. Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or Return key. <Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3>If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+). Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<D> Command Means that you must type the command exactly as shown, then supply the required item or value enclosed in brackets. Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line: afudos /i[filename] afudos /iP5PL2-E.ROM

Italics

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P5PL2-E specifications summary
CPU LGA775 socket for Intel Core 2 Duo/Intel Pentium D/Intel Pentium 4/Intel Celeron D processors Supports Intel next generation 65nm (both Single and Dual Core) CPU Supports Intel EM64T/ EIST/Hyper-Threading Technology Supports Intel 04B/04A and 05B/05A processor Northbridge: Intel MCH 945 Southbridge: Intel ICH7 1066/800/533 MHz Dual-channel memory architecture 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbufferred non-ECC DDR2 400/533 memory modules Supports up to 2 GB system memory (Note: Each channel supports two banks only.) 1 x PCI-E x16 slot for discrete graphic card 2 x PCI-E x1 slots 3 x PCI slots Intel ICH7 South Bridge supports: - 1 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33 - 4 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s devices ADI 1986A 6-channel audio Supports Jack Sensing and Enumeration Technology S/PDIF out interface Supports up to 8 USB 2.0/USB 1.1 ports RTL8111B 1000/100/10 Ethernet LAN ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125 V increment SFS (Stepless Frenquency Selection) from 200 MHz up to 450 MHz at 1MHz increment 4-Step DRAM voltage control ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 ASUS MyLogo 4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS , PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPIV2.0, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2, ASUS MyLogo 1 x Parallel port 1 x Serial port 1 x S/PDIF Out port 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 1 x RJx USB 2.0/1.1 6-Channel Audio I/O (continued on the next page)
Chipset Front Side Bus Memory
Expansion slots Storage Audio
USB LAN Overclocking Features
ASUS special features BIOS features

Back Panel I/O Ports

Internal I/O connectors 1 x 24-pin ATX power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 2 x USB connectors for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports 1 x CD audio-in connector 1 x GAME/MIDI connector 1 x Front panel High Definition Audio connector 1 x SPDIF_out connector Chassis Intrusion CPU/Chassis/ Power Fan connectors WOL by PME, WOR by PME, WOR by Ring, WO_USB, WO_KB/MS, WOW Drivers ASUS PC Probe II ASUS LiveUpdate Utility Adobe Acrobat Reader ver 7.0 Microsoft Direct X ver 9.0C ASUS AI Booster 2 x SATA cable kit 1 x USB 2.0 cable 1 x UltraDMA 100/66/33 cable 1 x I/O Shield Users manual ATX Form Factor, 12x7.5(30.5cm x 19cm)

2.3.2 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel Pentium D LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
When you buy a boxed Intel Pentium D processor, the package includes the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use only Intelcertified multidirectional heatsink and fan. Your Intel Pentium D LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design and requires no tool to install. If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly. Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan: 1. Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU, making sure that the four fasteners match the holes on the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan assembly such that the CPU fan cable is closest to the CPU fan connector.
Motherboard hole Narrow end of the groove Fastener
Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
Push down two fasteners at a time in a diagonal sequence to secure the heatsink and fan assembly in place.

B A B A

Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
GND CPU FAN PWR CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWM
P5PL2-E CPU Fan Connector Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
2.3.3 Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan: 1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the connector on the motherboard. 2. Rotate each fastener counterclockwise.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in a diagonal sequence to disengage the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.
Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.
Rotate each fastener clockwise to ensure correct orientation when reinstalling.

Narrow end of the groove

The narrow end of the groove should point outward after resetting. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for detailed information on CPU fan installation.

System memory

2.4.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets. A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a 240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:

2.4.4 Removing a DIMM

Follow these steps to remove a DIMM. 1. Simultaneously press the retaining clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force. 1 1
Remove the DIMM from the socket.

Expansion slots

In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections 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.
2.5.1 Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis). Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later use. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot. Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier. Replace the system cover.
2.5.2 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the software settings. 1. 2. 3. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support Share IRQ or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable. Refer to the table on the next page for details.
2.5.3 Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ Priority 10 Standard Function System Timer Keyboard Controller Re-direct to IRQ#9 Communications Port (COM1)* IRQ holder for PCI steering* Floppy Disk Controller Printer Port (LPT1)* System CMOS/Real Time Clock IRQ holder for PCI steering* IRQ holder for PCI steering* IRQ holder for PCI steering* PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port* Numeric Data Processor Primary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard

USBPW1-4

+5VSB (Default)
P5PL2-E USB Device Wake Up
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the system would not power up. The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.

Connectors

2.7.1 Rear panel connectors

1. 2. 3.

PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse. Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other devices. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
SPEED LED Status OFF ORANGE GREEN Description 10 Mbps connection 100 Mbps connection 1 Gbps connection LAN port ACT/LINK SPEED LED LED

LAN port LED indications

ACT/LINK LED Status Description OFF GREEN No link Linked

BLINKING Data activity

4. 5. 6.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects a tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources. Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out. Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port Light Blue Lime Pink 2-channel (Headset) Line In Line Out Mic In 4-channel Line In Front Speaker Out Mic In 6-channel Line In Front Speaker Out Mic In 8-channel Line In Front Speaker Out Mic In

7. 8. 9.

USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. Serial port. This port connects a mouse, modem, or other devices that conform with serial specification.
10. Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device via a coaxial S/PDIF cable. 11. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
2.7.2 Internal connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY) This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. 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.
PIN 1 NOTE: Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5PL2-E Floppy Disk Drive Connector
2. ICH7 Primary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE) This connector is for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive), and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you connect the IDE cable. Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.

PRI_IDE

P5PL2-E IDE Connector
NOTE: Orient the red markings (usually zigzag) on the ID ribbon cable to PIN 1.
3. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF) This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/ PDIF) port(s). Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
SPDIF_OUT P5PL2-E Digital Audio Connector The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.

SPDIFOUT GND

4. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1 [red], SATA2 [red], SATA3 [black], SATA4 [black]) These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives.
GND RSA TA_RXN1 RSA TA_RXP1 GND RSA TA_TXN1 RSA TA_TXP1 GND
GND RSA TA_RXN4 RSA TA_RXP4 GND RSA TA_TXN4 RSA TA_TXP4 GND
GND RSA TA_RXN2 RSA TA_RXP2 GND RSA TA_TXN2 RSA TA_TXP2 GND
GND RSA TA_RXN3 RSA TA_RXP3 GND RSA TA_TXN3 RSA TA_TXP3 GND

P5PL2-E SATA Connectors

Important notes on Serial ATA You must install Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows XP Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives. When using the connectors in Standard IDE mode, connect the primary (boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector. Refer to the table below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
Connector SATA1/SATA2 SATA3/SATA4 Color Red Black Setting Master Slave Use Boot disk Data disk
5. Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD) This connector is for the 4-pin audio cable that connects to the audio connector at the back of the optical drive.

CD (black)

Right Audio Channel Ground Ground Left Audio Channel
P5PL2-E Internal Audio Connector
6. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either HD Audio or legacy AC97 audio standard.
Azalia-compliant pin definition

MIC2_JD PRESENSE# AGND

Legacy AC97-compliant pin definition

NC NC AGND

Line out_L NC Line out_R MIC2_R MIC2_L HP_L Jack_Sense HP_R MIC2_R MIC2_L
P5PL2-E Front Panel Audio Connector
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail the motherboard highdefinition audio capability.
7. USB port connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78) These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB/GAME module cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
USB+5V USB_P8USB_P8+ GND NC

USB+5V USB_P7USB_P7+ GND

USB+5V USB_P5USB_P5+ GND
P5PL2-E USB 2.0 Connectors
The USB/Game Port cable is not included in this product.
8. GAME/MIDI port connector (16-1 pin GAME) This connector is for a GAME/MIDI port. Connect the USB/GAME module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. The GAME/MIDI port connects a joystick or game pad for playing games, and MIDI devices for playing or editing audio files.
GAME P5PL2-E Game Connector
MIDI_IN J2B2 J2CY MIDI_OUT J2CX J2B1 +5V
+5V J1B2 J1CY GND GND J1CX J1B1 +5V
USB+5V USB_P6USB_P6+ GND NC
9. CPU Fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN) The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24 W max.) or a total of 1 A ~ 3.48 A (41.76 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to 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!

Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure! 5. The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5PL2E.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. done Advance Check. Erasing flash. done Writing flash. done Verifying flash. done Please restart your computer

A:\>

4.1.3 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.
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility. Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to P5PL2E.ROM.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk: 1. 2. 3. Turn on the system. Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy disk drive. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery. Checking for floppy.
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery. Checking for floppy. Floppy found! Reading file P5PL2E.rom. Completed. Start flashing.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause system boot failure!
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD: 1. 2. 3. Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the system. Insert the support CD to the optical drive. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery. Checking for floppy. Floppy not found! Checking for CD-ROM. CD-ROM found! Reading file P5PL2E.rom. Completed. Start flashing.

4.2.7 Pop-up window

Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration options for that item.

4.2.8 Scroll bar

A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen.
Advanced Chipset settings WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below may cause system to malfunction. Configure DRAM Timing by SPD Memory Acceleration Mode DRAM Idle Timer DRAm Refresh Rate Graphic Adapter Priority Graphics Aperture Size Spread Spectrum ICH Delayed Transaction MPS Revision [Enabled] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [AGP/PCI] [ 64 MB] [Enabled] [Enabled] [1.4] +F1 F10 ESC
Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit

4.2.9 General help

At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.

Pop-up window Scroll bar

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.
[04:51:19] [Tue 01/01/2002] [1.44M, 3.5 in] [Not [Not [Not [Not [Not [Not Detected] Detected] Detected] Detected] Detected] Detected]
4.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5in.]
4.3.4 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. Select a device item, then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master Device : Hard Disk Vendor : ST320413A Size : 20.0GB LBA Mode : Supported Block Mode : 16 Sectors PIO Mode : 4 Async DMA : MultiWord DMA-2 Ultra DMA : Ultra DMA-5 SMART Monitoring: Supported Type [Auto] LBA/Large Mode [Auto] Block(Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] DMA Mode [Auto] SMART Monitoring [Auto] 32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]

When in AHCI/ RAID mode SATA controller is forced to Native mode.
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the installed operating system (OS). Set to [Enhanced Mode] if you are using native OS including Windows 2000/XP. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA] Allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA and Parallel ATA ports. It is recommend that you do not change the default setting for better OS compatibility. In this setting, you may use legacy OS on the Parallel ATA ports only if you do not install any Serial ATA device.
The P-ATA+S-ATA and P-ATA options are for advanced users only. If you set to any of these options and encountered problems, revert to the default setting S-ATA. Configuration options: [S-ATA+P-ATA] [SATA] [P-ATA]
The Onboard IDE Operate Mode and sub-menu items appear only when the Configure SATA As item is set to [Standard IDE].

IDE Detect Time Out [35]

Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices. Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]

4.3.6 System Information

This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS Version : 0103 Build Date : 09/01/06 Processor Type Speed Count : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz : 2666 MHz : 1
System Memory Total : 256MB Appropriated : 0MB Available : 256MB

AMI BIOS

Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.

Processor

Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.

System Memory

Displays the auto-detected total, appropriated (in use), and available system memory.

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.
JumperFree Configuration USB Configuration CPU Configuration Chipset Onboard Devices Configuration PCIPnP
Adjust system frequency/voltage.
4.4.1 JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage AI Overclocking [Auto] Select the targe CPU frequency, and the relevant parameters will be auto-adjusted. Frequencies higher than CPU manufacturer recommends are not guaranteed to be stable. If the system becomes unstable, return to the default.

AI Overclocking [Auto]

Allows you to select the overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking configiuration options. Manual - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters. Auto - loads the optimal settings for the system. Overclock Profile - loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for stability when overclocking.
The following item appears only when you set the AI Overclocking item to [Manual].

CPU Frequency [XXX]

Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI bus. The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the CPU frequency. You can also type the desired CPU frequency using the numeric keypad. The values range from 100 to 450. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side Bus and CPU External Frequency settings. FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus FSB 1066 FSB 800 FSB 533 CPU External Frequency 200 MHz 133 MHz 266 MHz

DRAM Frequency [Auto]

Allows you to set the DDR operating frequency. The available configuration options vary depending on the Front Side Bus settings. Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-400MHZ] [DDR2-533MHZ]. Refer to the table below for details. Available DRAM frequency options in various FSB settings
FSB Auto FSB 1066 FSB 800 Configuration options DDR2- 533 DDR2- 667 DDR2- 800 DDR2- 889* DDR21067*
* Provided for overclocking purpose only.
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
PCI Express Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency. This item is set to [Auto] by default. Configuration options: [Auto] [90].[150]
PCI Clock Synchronization Mode [Auto]
Allows you to synchronize the PCI frequency with the PCI Express or CPU frequency. Configuration options: [To CPU] [33.33MHz] [Auto]

Memory Voltage [Auto]

Allows you to select the DDR2 reference voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [1.80V] [1.90V] [1.95V] [2.00V]
Refer to the DDR2 documentation before adjusting the memory voltage. Setting a very high memory voltage may damage the memory module(s)!

CPU VCore Voltage [Auto]

Allows you to select the CPU VCore voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [1.5500V] [1.5375V] [1.5250V] [1.5125V] [1.5000V] [1.4875V] [1.4750V] [1.4625V] [1.4500V] [1.4375V] [1.4250V] [1.4125V] [1.4000V] [1.3875V] [1.3750V] [1.3625V] [1.3500V] [1.3375V] [1.3250V] [1.3125V] [1.3000V][1.2875V] [1.2750V] [1.2625V] [1.2500V] [1.2375V] [1.2250V] [1.2125V] [1.2000V] [1.1875V] [1.1750V] [1.1625V] [1.1500V] [1.1375V]
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU Vcore voltage. Setting a high Vcore voltage may damage the CPU!
FSB Termination Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the front side bus termination voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20V] [1.30V]
MCH Chipset Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Northbridge chip voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [1.50V] [1.60V]
ICH Chipset Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Southbridge chip voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [1.05V] [1.20V]
Setting the MCH/ICH chipset voltage arbitrarily may damage the chipset! We recommend that you set these items to the default [Auto]. The following item appears only when the AI Overclocking item is set to [Overclock Profile].
Overclock Options [Overclock 5%]
Allows you to overclock the CPU speed through the available preset values. Configuration options: [Overclock 5%] [FSB888/DDR2-667] [Overclock 10%] [FSB960/DDR2-800] [Overclock 15%] [FSB1280/DDR2-800] [Overclock 20%] [FSB1333/DDR2-667] [Overclock 30%] [FSB1333/DDR2-834]

ASUS P5PL2-E 4-21

4.4.2 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.
USB Configuration Module Version - 2.24.0-F.4 USB Devices Enabled: None USB Function Legacy USB Support USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled] [Auto] [Disabled]
Enables USB host controllers.
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.

This motherboard supports Windows 2000/2003 Server/XP/64-bit XP operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed information. Make sure that you install Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows XP Service Pack2 or later versions before installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.

Support CD information

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 Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to display support CD/motherboard information

Click an item to install

If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Doubleclick the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.

5.2.2 Drivers menu

The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel Chipset Inf Update Program.
SoundMAX ADI1986A Audio Driver
Installs the SoundMAX ADI1986A Audio Driver.
Realtek RTL8111b 10/100/1000M LAN Driver
Install the Realtek RTL8111b 10/100/1000M Lan Driver.

USB 2.0 Driver

Installs the USB 2.0 Driver.

5.2.3 Utilities menu

The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard supports.

ASUS PC Probe II

This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer in healthy operating condition.

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Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-533
Size Vendor Mode KVR533D2N4/256 KVR533D2N4/512 KVR533D2N4/1G CL N/A N/A Brand Side(s) Component Elpida Hynix SS E5116AB-5C-E DS HY5PS56821 DIMM support A B C
256 MB Kingston 512 MB Kingston 1 G Kingston
N/A Kingston DS D6408TE7BL-37 N/A Samsung SS K4T560838QF-GCD5
256 MB Samsung M378T3253FG0-CDMB Infineon 512 MB Infineon 512 MB Micron 512 MB Corsair 512 MB Elpida
512 MB Samsung M378T6553BG0-CD5 N/A Samsung SS K4T51083QB-GCD5
HYS64T64000GU-3.7-A N/A Infineon SS HYB18T512800AC37SSS11511 HYS64T64000HU-3.7-A N/A Infineon SS HYB18T512800AF37FSS29334 MT 16HTF6464AG-53EB2 /A N VS512MB533D2 EBE51UD8ABFA-5C-E N/A Micron DS D9BOM Elpida SS E5108AB-5C-E N/A Corsair DS MIII0052532M8CEC
Side(s): SS - Single-sided

DS - Double-sided

CL: CAS Latency
DIMM support: A - Supports one module inserted into either slot, in Single-channel memory configuration. B - Supports one pair of modules inserted into either the yellow slots or the black slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration. C - Supports two pairs of modules inserted into the yellow and black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-533/400 MHz QVL.
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