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Asus P5GZ-MXASUS P5GZ-MX - motherboard - micro ATX - i945GZ - LGA775 Socket

ATA-100, Serial ATA-300, 0 MB / 2 GB (max), DDR2 SDRAM, 5.1 surround, 8 x USB

P5GZ-MX with Intel 945GZ chipset inside supports Intel dual-core CPU and features 800MHz FSB, PCI Express architecture, Serial ATA interface, high performance integrated graphics engine, dual-channel DDR2 memory, and HD Audio CODEC. It especially supports Intel EM64T and EIST technology, which provides you a 64-bit environment and an energy saving solution. P5GZ-MX is the most affordable all in one solution for Intel Core2 Processor with Intel 945GZ chipset inside.

 

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Grefferinht 8:15pm on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 
Good BIOS, comes with pack of useful software. None. Installed 6 so far and no problem ; Great mobo for home use ; with P4 3.0gz 2MB cache, 2 X 512MB dual channel corsair, 80GB Sata 2 Western D.
Ciari 10:09pm on Friday, May 21st, 2010 
Great board! No problems running Vista D347 Cedar Mill with 1GB ram None great mobo, everything went right in and booted right up.

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Motherboard

P5GZ-MX
E2954 Revised Edition V2 November 2006
Copyright 2006 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.
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Contents

Notices.... vi Safety information...vii About this guide...viii. Typography... ix P5GZ-MX specifications summary.. x.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome!... 1-2 Package contents... 1-2 Special features... 1-2 1.3.1 1.3.2 1.4 1.5 Product highlights.. 1-2 Innovative ASUS features.. 1-4
Before you proceed... 1-5 Motherboard overview... 1-6 1.5.1 1.5.2 1.5.3 Placement direction.. 1-6 Screw holes.. 1-6. Motherboard layout.. 1-7 Installling the CPU.. 1-8 Installling the CPU heatsink and fan. 1-11. Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan. 1-13. Overview... 1-15 Memory configurations.. 1-15 DDR2 Qualified Vendors List.. 1-16 Installing a DIMM.. 1-17 Removing a DIMM... 1-17 Installing an expansion card.. 1-18 Configuring an expansion card. 1-18 Interrupt assignments.. 1-19. PCI slots... 1-20 PCI Express x16.. 1-20 PCI Express x1.. 1-20
Central Processing Unit (CPU).. 1-8 1.6.1 1.6.2 1.6.3
System memory... 1-15. 1.7.1 1.7.2 1.7.3 1.7.4 1.7.5
Expansion slots... 1-18 1.8.1 1.8.2 1.8.3 1.8.4 1.8.5 1.8.6

Jumpers... 1-23

1.10 Connectors... 1-26 1.10.1 Rear panel connectors.. 1-26 1.10.2 Internal connectors.. 1-27

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS... 2-2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4 2.1.5 2.2 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.2.3 2.2.4 2.2.5 2.2.6 2.2.7 2.2.8 2.2.9 2.3 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 2.3.4 2.3.5 2.3.6 2.4 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 2.4.4 2.4.5 2.4.6 2.4.7
Creating a bootable floppy disk. 2-2 ASUS EZ Flash utility.. 2-3 AFUDOS utility.. 2-4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility.. 2-6 ASUS Update utility.. 2-8 BIOS menu screen.. 2-12 Menu bar... 2-12 Navigation keys... 2-12. Menu items.. 2-13 Sub-menu items... 2-13 Configuration fields.. 2-13 Pop-up window.. 2-13. Scroll bar.. 2-13. General help... 2-13 System Time... 2-14 System Date... 2-14 Legacy Diskette A.. 2-14 Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave.. 2-15 IDE Configuration... 2-16 System Information.. 2-17 JumperFree Configuration. 2-18. LAN Cable Status.. 2-20. USB Configuration.. 2-21 CPU Configuration.. 2-22 Chipset... 2-23. Onboard Devices Configuration.. 2-25. PCI PnP.. 2-27
BIOS setup program... 2-11.

Main menu... 2-14.

Advanced menu.. 2-18
2.5 Power menu... 2-28 2.5.1 2.5.2 2.5.3 2.5.4 2.5.5 2.6 2.6.1 2.6.2 2.6.3 2.8 3.1 3.2 Suspend Mode.. 2-28. ACPI 2.0 Support.. 2-28 ACPI APIC Support.. 2-28 APM Configuration.. 2-29 Hardware Monitor.. 2-31. Boot Device Priority.. 2-32 Boot Settings Configuration.. 2-33 Security... 2-34.

Boot menu... 2-32

Exit menu... 2-36. Installing an operating system.. 3-2. Support CD information.. 3-2 3.2.1 3.2.2 3.2.3 3.2.4 3.2.5 Running the support CD... 3-2. Drivers menu... 3-3. Utilities menu... 3-4 Manuals menu... 3-5 ASUS Contact information.. 3-6
Chapter 3: Software support

Appendix: CPU features

A.1 A.2 Intel EM64T.. A-2. Using the Intel EM64T feature.. A-2 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST). A-2 A.2.1 A.2.2 A.3 System requirements.. A-2. Using the EIST... A-3.

Italics

<Key> <Key1+Key2+Key3>

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 /iP5GZMX.ROM

P5GZ-MX specifications summary
CPU LGA775 socket for Intel Core2 Duo / Pentium D / Pentium 4 / Celeron D Processors Compatible with Intel 06/05B/05A processors Supports Intel Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST), and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology * Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list Northbridge: Intel 945GZ Southbridge: Intel ICH7 800/533 MHz Dual-channel memory architecture 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to 2GB of unbufferred non-ECC 533/400 MHz DDR2 DIMMs Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator x PCI Express x16 slot for discrete graphics cards (max. 2Gb/s rate, x4 mode) 1 x PCI Express xx PCI 2.2 slots Intel ICH7 SouthBridge supports: - 1 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33 - 4 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s ports Realtek ALC883 High-Definition audio CODEC, 6-channel audio port Support Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, Multi-streaming and Jack-Retasking Technology S/PDIF out interface Marvell 88E8001 PCI Gigabit LAN controller Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports 1 x Parallel port 1 x Serial port 1 x LAN (RJ-45) port 4 x USB 2.0 ports 1 x VGA port 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 6-channel high-definition audio I/O ports 4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, DMI2.0, SM BIOS 2.3
Chipset Front Side Bus Memory

VGA Expansion slots

Storage

LAN USB Rear panel

BIOS features
(continued on the next page)
Special features Manageability Internal connectors Power Requirement Form Factor Support CD contents ASUS EZ Flash ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 ASUS MyLogo ASUS CPR (CPU Parameter Recall) ASUS Q-Fan WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE, Chassis Intrussion 2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports 1 x CPU fan connector 1 x Chassis fan connector 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector 1 x CD in connector 1 x Chassis intrusion connector 1 x Front panel high-definition audio connector 1 x S/PDIF out connector 1 x System Panel connector ATX power supply (with 24-pin and 4-pin 12 V plugs) Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 8 in Device drivers ASUS PC Probe II ASUS Live Update utility Anti-virus software (OEM version)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports.

Product introduction

Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS P5GZ-MX motherboard! The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards! Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in your package with the list below.

Boot disk Data Disk
4. CPU, Power and Chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN) The fan connectors support cooling fans of a total of 1A~2.2A (26.4W 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.

GND +12V Rotation

P5GZ-MX Fan Connectors
5. 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.
P5GZ-MX Digital Audio Connector
The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately.

SPDIFOUT GND

6. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR and 4-pin ATX12V) These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug; otherwise, the system will not boot. Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power required by your system. If you intent to use a PSU with 20-pin and 4-pin power plugs, make sure that the 20-pin power plug can provide at least 15A on +12V and that the PSU has a minimum power rating of 350 W. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant PSU passed the motherboard power requirement test with the following configuration: CPU : Memory : Graphics card : Parallel ATA devices: Serial ATA device : Optical drive : SCSI devices : Intel Pentium 4 3.6 GHz 512 MB DDR (x 4) PCI Express x16 Nvidia EN5900 IDE hard disk drive (x 2) SATA hard disk drive CD-ROM (x2) SCSI card and SCSI hard disk drive

You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to install additional devices. EATX12V

+12V DC GND

Ground +5 Volts +5 Volts +5 Volts -5 Volts Ground Ground Ground PSON# Ground -12 Volts +3 Volts
P5GZ-MX ATX Power Connector
+12V DC +3 Volts GND +12 Volts +12 Volts +5V Standby Power OK Ground +5 Volts Ground +5 Volts Ground +3 Volts +3 Volts
7. 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)

Left Audio Channel Ground Ground Right Audio Channel
USB+5V USB_P6USB_P6+ GND NC
P5GZ-MX Internal Audio Connector Enable the CD-IN function in the audio utility when using this connector.
8. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78) These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB 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_P5USB_P5+ GND

USB+5V USB_P7USB_P7+ GND
P5GZ-MX USB 2.0 Connectors Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! The USB module is purchased separately.
USB+5V USB_P8USB_P8+ GND NC
9. 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 pindefinition
AGND PRESENSE# MIC2_JD HP_HD
Legacy AC97-compliant pindefinition

AGND NC NC

MIC2_L MIC2_R HP_R Jack_Sense HP_L MIC2_L MIC2_R Line out_R NC Line out_L
P5GZ-MX Front Panel Audio Connector
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboards highdefinition audio capability. By default, this connector is set to AC97 Audio. If you want to connect a High Definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel Support Type item in the BIOS to [HD Audio]. See section 2.4.6 Onboard Device Configuration for details.
10. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS) This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch. 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. The signal is then generated as a chassis intrusion event. By default, the pins labeled Chassis Signal and Ground are shorted with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the chassis intrusion detection feature.

CHASSIS

(Default)
P5GZ-MX Intrusion Connector ASUS P5GZ-MX 1-33

Chassis Signal GND

+5VSB_MB
11. System panel connector (20-8 pin F_PANEL) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.

PA NEL

SPEAKER

Ground Reset Ground PWR

PLEDPLED+

IDE_LEDIDE_LED+

P5GZ-MX System Panel Connector
*Requires an ATX power supply
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. Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED) This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD. System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER) This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings. ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW) This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF. Reset button (2-pin RESET) This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power.

IDE_LED

Speaker Ground Ground +5V
This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.

BIOS setup

Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup. 1. 2. 3. 4. ASUS EZ Flash (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk, or the motherboard support CD during POST.) ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy disk.) ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy, or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.) ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows environment.)

2.1.3 AFUDOS utility

The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.

Copying the current BIOS

To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least 1024KB free space to save the file. The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS screen displays may not be same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier. Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type: afudos /o[filename] where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom

Main filename

Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB)) Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved. Reading flash.. done Write to file. ok A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.

Updating the BIOS file

To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility: 1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.

2. 3.

Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier. Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type: afudos /i[filename]
A:\>afudos /iP5GZMX.ROM
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5GZMX.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. 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!

The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5GZMX.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:\>

2.1.4 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 P5GZMX.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.
If your display monitor is connected to the onboard VGA connector, the display monitor will turn-off and the system will beep once while the CrashFree BIOS 2 starts updating your system. The system will beep once again while the process is finished, and the display will return after the system restarts.
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 P5GZMX.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 P5GZMX.ROM. Completed. Start flashing.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
2.1.5 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 to: Save the current BIOS file Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Installing ASUS Update

To install ASUS Update: 1. 2. 3. Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears. Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update. The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet: 1. 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 Internet option from the dropdown menu, then click Next.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, or click Auto Select. Click Next.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you wish to download. Click Next. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the 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: 1. 2. 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 a file option from the dropdown menu, then click Next.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Open. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.

BIOS setup program

This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update using the provided utility described in section 2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS. Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring your system, or prompted to Run Setup. This section explains how to configure your system using this utility. Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the security password feature or change the power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub. The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines. If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if the first two failed. The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.

The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Default Settings item under the Exit Menu. See section 2.8 Exit Menu. 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.

2.2.1 BIOS menu screen

Menu items Menu bar Configuration fields General help
System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Third IDE Master Third IDE Slave Fourth IDE Master Fourth IDE Slave IDE Configuration
[11:51:19] [Thu 05/07/2004] [1.44M, 3.5 in] :[ST320413A] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time.

System Information

Sub-menu items

Navigation keys

2.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items: Main Advanced Power Boot Exit For changing the basic system configuration For changing the advanced system settings For changing the advanced power management (APM) configuration For changing the system boot configuration For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.

2.2.3 Navigation keys

At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.

2.2.4 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. The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items.
System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A Language Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave Third IDE Master Fourth IDE Master IDE Configuration System Information [11:10:19] [Thu 03/27/2003] [1.44M, 3.5 in] [English] :[ST320413A] :[ASUS CD-S340] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time.

+Tab F1 F10 ESC

Select Screen Select Item Change Field Select Field General Help Save and Exit Exit

Main menu items

2.2.5 Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
2.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is userconfigurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable. A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options. Refer to 2.2.7 Pop-up window.

2.2.7 Pop-up window

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

2.2.8 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

2.2.9 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 2.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them.
2.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3 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.]
2.3.4 Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of 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.

2.3.5 IDE Configuration

The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you wish to configure the item.
IDE Configuration Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode] Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA] IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Disables or allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the operating system (OS) that you installed. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are using native OS, such as Windows 2000/XP. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA] The default setting S-ATA allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA and Parallel ATA ports. We 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 did 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 encounter problems, revert to the default setting S-ATA. Configuration options: [S-ATA+P-ATA] [SATA] [P-ATA]

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]

2.3.6 System Information

This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS Version : 0203 Build Date : 08/25/06 Processor Type Speed Count : Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz : 3200 MHz : 1
System Memory Size : 512MB Appropriated : 0MB Available : 504MB

AMI BIOS

Displays the auto-detected BIOS information

Processor

Displays the auto-detected CPU specification

System Memory

Displays the auto-detected 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 LAN Cable Status USB Configuration CPU Configuration Chipset Onboard Devices Configuration PCI PnP

Configure CPU.

Enter F1 F10 ESC
Select Screen Select Item Go to Sub-screen General Help Save and Exit Exit
2.4.1 JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage AI Overclocking [Auto] Select the target 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

AI Overclocking [Auto]

Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking configuration options: Manual - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters. Auto - loads the optimal settings for the system.
The following item appears only when you set the AI Overclocking item to [Manual].

CPU Frequency [200]

Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus. The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. The values range from 100 to 450. FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus FSB 800 FSB 533 CPU External Frequency 200 MHz 133 MHz

DRAM Frequency [Auto]

Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-400MHz] [DDR2-533MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.

Memory Voltage [Auto]

Allows you to select the memory voltage or set it to Auto for safe mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [1.80V] [1.85V] [1.90V] [1.95V]
Selecting a very high Memory voltage may damage the component permanently! If this happens, revert to the default setting. Selecting a very low Memory voltage may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.

2.4.2 LAN Cable Status

Advanced BIOS SETUP UTILITY Check LAN cable during POST.
POST Check LAN cable [Disabled] LAN Cable Status Pair Status Length 1-2 3-6 4-5 7-8 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Tab F1 F10 ESC

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POST Check LAN Cable

[Disabled]
Enables or disables checking of the LAN cable during the Power-On SelfTest (POST). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

2.4.3 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 [Enabled] Legacy USB Support [Auto] USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled] USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed] BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Disabled]

A.2.2 Using the EIST

To use the EIST feature: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup. Go to the Advanced Menu, highlight CPU Configuration, then press <Enter>. Set the Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology item to [Automatic], then press <Enter>. See page 2-24 for details. Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup. After the computer restarts, right click on a blank space on the desktop, then select Properties from the pop-up menu. When the Display Properties window appears, click the Screen Saver tab. Click the Power button on the Monitor power section to open the Power Options Properties window.
On the Power schemes section, click , then select any option except Home/Office Desktop or Always On. Click Apply, then click OK.
10. Close the Display Properties window. After you adjust the power scheme, the CPU internal frequency slightly decreases when the CPU loading is low.
The screen displays and procedures may vary depending on the operating system.
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
The motherboard supports Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 processors with Hyper-Threading Technology. Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows XP and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Techonology item in the BIOS to ensure system stability and performance. Installing Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later version is recommended. Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before installing a supported operating system. For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www. intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology: 1. 2. 3. Install an Intel Pentium 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology. Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup. Under the Advanced Menu, make sure that the item HyperThreading Technology is set to Enabled. The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports HyperThreading Technology. Restart the computer.

 

Technical specifications

General
Product TypeMotherboard
Form FactorMicro ATX
Width9.6 in
Depth8 in
Compatible ProcessorsPentium 4, Celeron D, Pentium D, Core 2 Duo
64-bit Processors CompatibilityYes
Processor SocketLGA775 Socket
Multi-Core SupportDual-Core
Chipset TypeIntel 945GZ Express / Intel ICH7
Max Bus Speed800 MHz
BIOS TypeAMI
Storage ControllerATA-100, Serial ATA-300
Power Connectors4-pin ATX12V connector, 24-pin main power connector
Processor
Installed Qty (Max Supported)0 ( 1 )
Memory
Supported RAM TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
Supported RAM Integrity CheckNon-ECC
Supported RAM (Registered or Buffered)Unbuffered
RAM Installed ( Max )0 MB / 2 GB (max)
Supported RAM SpeedPC2-3200, PC2-4300
RAM FeaturesDual channel memory architecture
Video
Graphics ControllerIntel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
Audio
Audio OutputSound card
Audio CodecRealtek ALC883
Sound Output Mode5.1 channel surround
Compliant StandardsHigh Definition Audio
Telecom / Networking
NetworkingNetwork adapter - Marvell Yukon 88E8001 - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Features
BIOS FeaturesDMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support, ASUS MyLogo, SMBIOS 2.3 support, ASUS EZ Flash, Hyper-Threading Technology
Sleep / Wake UpWake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)
Hardware FeaturesChassis intrusion detection, ASUS Q-Fan, C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), CrashFree BIOS 2, jack retasking, Green Edition
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s)1 processor - LGA775 Socket 2 memory - DIMM 240-pin 1 PCI Express x16 ( x4 mode ) 1 PCI Express x1 2 PCI
Storage InterfacesIntel ICH7 : Serial ATA-300 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 device(s) Intel ICH7 : ATA-100 - connector(s): 1 x 40pin IDC - 2 device(s)
Interfaces1 x audio - line-in - 4 pin MPC 1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 pin IDC 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A 1 x audio - line-out (rear)/line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-out (center/subwoofer)/microphone - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
Additional Connectors (Optional)4 x Hi-Speed USB
Miscellaneous
Cables Included1 x floppy cable 1 x IDE cable 1 x Serial ATA cable 1 x Serial ATA power adapter
Software IncludedDrivers & utilities, ASUS Live Update, ASUS PC Probe 2
Certified for Windows VistaCertified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.
Compliant StandardsPlug and Play, RoHS
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandASUSTeK COMPUTER
Part Numbers90-MBB570-G0EAYGZ, P5GZ-MX, P5GZ-MX(GREEN)
GTIN00610839143139

 

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