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Asus A7A133ASUS A7A133 - motherboard - ATX - ALiMAGiK 1 - Socket A - Retail

ASUS - ATX - 3 GB - 1 CPU Socket

The ASUS A7A133 is a Socket A motherboard based on the ALi M1647 chipset. In addition to significantly enhancing system performance it supports the latest UltraDMA/133/100 and 3GB PC133/PC100 SDRAM. AMD Athlon XP/ Athlon /Duron processors of 500MHz up to 1.4GHz will benefit from the optimal performance delivered by this ATX motherboard, and you'll effortlessly power through today's most demanding applications like never before.
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Comments to date: 6. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
Odeen 12:52pm on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 
I would recommend this notebook to anyone and...  All the specs on this notebook are impressive.
avoran 8:16pm on Friday, October 1st, 2010 
Not as rated by the others I bought this laptop through Amazon from J&R based on the glowing evaluations. Delivery was fast. Price was okay.
garbo73 9:52am on Friday, September 24th, 2010 
Great lightweight notebook/laptop with excellent battery life. The ASUS UL30A is a very nice 13" ultraportable notebook indeed.
drewread 1:59pm on Sunday, September 19th, 2010 
I have been loving my ASUS. The battery life is super long, which is great for me, and everything worked well. Sure. I actually have the UL30A-X5.. Its exactly the same but all Black.. But it is the greatest laptop I have ever owned.. well worth it  much worth $650 on amazon. now has windows 7 premium.
Faded_Mantis 8:18am on Friday, September 17th, 2010 
Convenient, user-friendly, simple, and just plain sexy. The UL30-A2 has it all. I was blown away by the power in such a small (an inexpensive) laptop.
XRumer663 2:18pm on Sunday, May 30th, 2010 
Can run l4d Cheaply made ; breaks easily ; Switching between discrete and integrated graphics very difficult ; I bought the asus ul30 and it was suppo...

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2. FEATURES Specifications

2.1.2 Connections

CPU socket: Socket A (462) for Athlon/Duron processors. PCI/AMR Expansion Slots: Provides five 32-bit PCI (Rev. 2.2) expansion slots, which can support Bus Master PCI cards, such as SCSI or LAN cards (PCI supports up to 133MB/s maximum throughput), and one Audio Modem Riser (AMR) slot (shared), which supports a very affordable audio and/or modem riser card. AGP Pro Slot: Comes with an Accelerated Graphics Port Pro slot that supports AGP cards for high performance, component level interconnect targeted at 3D graphical applications using a 4X mode bus. The slot is keyed to support only the latest 1.5 volt AGP cards: i.e.: ASUS V3800 and newer models. IDE connectors: Dual-channel bus master IDE connectors support up to four Ultra DMA/100/66, PIO Modes 3 & 4 IDE devices. Both the primary (blue) and secondary (black) connectors are slotted to prevent incorrect insertion of the IDE ribbon cable. Floppy disk connector: Supports the floppy disk drive ribbon cable. One side of the connector is slotted to prevent incorrect insertion of the floppy disk cable. Wake-On-LAN: Supports Wake-On-LAN activity through an optional ASUS PCI-L/100 Fast Ethernet PCI card. Wake-On-Ring: Supports Wake-On-Ring activity through a PCI modem card. USB: Supports up to six USB ports, two on the back panel and four midboard, for more peripheral connectivity options including PDAs, scanners and more. Serial ports: Two 9-pin COM1/COM2 ports are for pointing devices or other serial devices. IrDA: Integrated IR supports a remote control package for wireless interfacing with external peripherals, personal gadgets, or an optional remote controller. Parallel port: 25-pin port connects a parallel printer or other devices. PS/2 mouse port: Green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse. PS/2 keyboard port: Purple 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 keyboard. Onboard LED: Signals AC power is okay. ATX power connector. Supplies the MB with ATX 12V power. The power supply must have at least 1A on the +5V standby lead (+5VSB).

2.1.3 Special Features

Easy Installation: Incorporates BIOS that supports autodetection of hard disk drives, PS/2 mouse, and Plug and Play devices to make the setup of hard disk drives, expansion cards, and other devices virtually automatic. ACPI Ready: Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI) provides more Energy Saving Features for operating systems that support OS Direct Power Management (OSPM) functionality. With these features implemented in the OS, PCs can be ready around the clock, yet satisfy all the energy saving standards. To fully utilize the benefits of ACPI, an ACPI-supported OS, such as Windows 98/2000/Millenium must be used. Desktop Management Interface (DMI): Supports DMI through BIOS, which allows hardware to communicate within a standard protocol creating a higher level of compatibility. (Requires DMI-enabled components.) Color-coded Connectors: To enhance user accessibility to system components and to meet PC 99 compliancy, major connectors in this motherboard are colorcoded. Remote Ring On (requires modem): This allows a computer to be turned on remotely through an internal or external modem. With this benefit on-hand, users can access vital information from their computers from anywhere in the world! New Compliancy: Both the BIOS and hardware levels of this motherboard meet the stringent requirements for PC 99 certification. The new PC 99 requirements for systems and components are based on the following high-level goals: Support for Plug and Play compatibility and power management for configuring and managing all system components, and 32-bit device drivers and installation procedures for Windows95/98/NT. Color-coded connectors and descriptive icons make identification easy as required by PC 99.

2. FEATURES Performance

2.1.4 Performance and Intelligence
PC Health Monitoring: Provides an easy way to examine and manage system status information, such as CPU and systerm voltages, temperatures, and fan status through the onboard hardware, ASUS ASIC and ASUS PC Probe: Fan Status Monitoring and Alarm: To prevent system overheat and system damage, the CPU, MAIN, and PCI fans are monitored for speed and failure. All the fans are set for its normal RPM range and alarm thresholds. Temperature Monitoring and Alert: To prevent system overheat and system damage, this motherboard supports processor thermal sensing and auto-protection. Voltage Monitoring and Alert: System voltage levels are monitored to ensure stable current to critical motherboard components. Voltage specifications are more critical for future processors, so monitoring is necessary to ensure proper system configuration and management.
Enhanced ACPI & Anti-Boot Virus Protection: Programmable BIOS (Flash EEPROM), offering enhanced ACPI for Windows 982000/Millenium compatibility, built-in firmware-based virus protection, and autodetection of most devices for virtually automatic setup. Concurrent PCI: Concurrent PCI allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master busses to the memory and processor. SMBus: The System Management Bus interface conveys commands and information between SMBus devices. Dual Function Power Button: Pushing the power button for less than 4 seconds when the system is in the working state places the system into one of two states: sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS or OS setting (see PWR Button < 4 Secs in 4.5 Power Menu). When the power button is pressed for more than 4 seconds, the system enters the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Message LED (requires ACPI OS support): Turbo LEDs now act as information providers. Through the way a particular LED illuminates, the user can determine if there are messages waiting in the mailbox. A simple glimpse provides useful information to the user. System Resources Alert: Todays operating systems such as Windows 98/ Millenium and Windows NT/2000, require much more memory and hard drive space to accomodate enormous user interfaces and run large applications. The system resource monitor will warn the user before the system resources are used up to prevent possible application crashes. Suggestions will give the user information on managing their limited resources more efficiently. Chassis Intrusion Detection: Supports chassis-intrusion monitoring through the ASUS ASIC. A chassis intrusion event is kept in memory on battery power for more protection. Onboard Audio: C-Media Audio Chip CMI8738 supporting the latest PCI 6 channel and HRTF 3D Audio sound circuitry. Microphone jack: Pink jack connects a microphone. In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Bass/Center. Line In jack: Light blue jack connects a tape player or other audio sources. Line Out jack: Lime jack connects a headphone or a speaker. Game/MIDI connector. This connector supports a joystick or a game pad for playing games, and MIDI devices for playing or editing audio files.

2.1.5 Optional Components

2. FEATURES Intelligence

2.2 Motherboard Components
See opposite page for locations.
Location Processor Support Socket A (462) for AMD Athlon/Duron CPUs.. 2 (NOTE: A CPU thermal sensor is integrated on the motherboard, located near the center of the CPU heat source, just below the CPU socket) DIP Switches... 7
2. FEATURES Motherboard Parts
Chipsets ALi M1647 system controller... 1 ALi M1535D+ PCIset.. 15 2Mbit Programmable Flash EEPROM.. 10 Main Memory 3 SDR DIMM Sockets (maximum 3GB).. 3 PC133 SDR memory support Expansion Slots 5 PCI Slots... Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) Pro Slot.. Audio Modem Riser (AMR) Slot.. (Shared) 17 System I/O 1 Floppy Disk Drive Connector.. IDE Connectors (UltraDMA/100 Support).. Parallel Port Connector.. (Top) Serial COM1 Port Connector.. (Bottom) Serial COM2 Port Connector.. (Bottom) 23 USB Connectors (Port 0 & Port 1).. 26 USB Header (Port 2,3 & Port 4,5).. PS/2 Mouse Connector.. (Top) PS/2 Keyboard Connector.. (Bottom) ASUS IrDA/iPanel Connector... ASUS IR Connector... ASUS iPanel Audio Connector.. 21 Audio 6-Channel Audio Chipset (optional).. Game/MIDI Connector (on audio model only). (Top) Line Out Connector (on audio model only). (Bottom) Line In Connector (on audio model only).. (Bottom) Microphone Connector (on audio model only). (Bottom) 22 Network Features Wake-On-LAN Connector.. 16 Wake-On-Ring Connector.. 10 Hardware Monitoring ASUS ASIC... Fan Power and Speed Monitoring Connectors Power ATX Power Supply Connector.. 5 Special Feature Onboard LED... 4 Form Factor ATX
2.2.1 Component Locations


3.1 Motherboard Layout

24.5cm (9.64in)

T: Mouse B: Keyboard


DIMM Socket 1 (64/72-bit, 168-pin module)
DIMM Socket 2 (64/72-bit, 168-pin module)


DIMM Socket 3 (64/72-bit, 168-pin module)

Secondary IDE


Line Out


Line In Mic In



Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP Pro)
CR2032 3V Lithium Cell CMOS Power



C-Media CMI-8738



Flash EEPROM (Programable BIOS)

with Hardware Monitor


Audio Modem Riser (AMR)



Grayed components are available only on certain models at the time of purchase.

30.5cm (12.0in)

ALi M1647

ATX Power Connector


Primary IDE

Socket 462
3. H/W SETUP Motherboard Layout

3.2 Layout Contents

Motherboard Settings 1) JEN 2) VID 3) BCS1, BCS2 4) DSW Switches 14 5) DSW Switches 5-10 Expansion Slots/Sockets 1) System Memory 2) DIMM1/2/3 3) Socket 462 (Socket A) 4) PCI1/2/3/4/5 5) AGP PRO 6) AMR Connectors 1) PS2KBMS 2) PS2KBMS 3) USB 4) COM1/COM2 5) PRINTER 6) GAME_AUDIO 7) GAME_AUDIO 8) FLOPPY 9) PRIM./SEC. IDE 10) IDELED 11) CHASSIS 12) WOL_CON 13) WOR 14) PWR_FAN, CPU_FAN 15) USB1/USB2 16) SMB 17) IrDA/AFPANEL 18) AAPANEL 19) CD1, AUX, MODEM 20) MIC2 21) ATXPWR 22) JTPWR 23) PLED (PANEL) 24) KEYLOCK (PANEL) 25) SPEAKER (PANEL) 26) MLED (PANEL) 27) SMI (PANEL) 28) PWRBTN (PANEL) 29) RESET (PANEL) p. 17 p. 18 p. 18 p. 19 p. 20 p. 22 p. 23 p. 25 p. 26 p. 28 p. 28 p. 29 p. 29 p. 30 p. 30 p. 30 p. 31 p. 31 p. 31 p. 32 p. 33 p. 33 p. 34 p. 34 p. 35 p. 36 p. 36 p. 37 p. 37 p. 38 p. 38 p. 39 p. 39 p. 40 p. 40 p. 40 p. 40 p. 40 p. 40 p. 40 JumperFree Mode (JumperFree/Jumper Mode) Voltage Regulator Output Setting (Enable/Disable) Bass/Center Setting (Bass/Center / Center/Bass) CPU External Frequency Setting Manual CPU Ratio Settings System Memory Support SDR DIMM Memory Module Support CPU Support 32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) Pro Audio Modem Riser (AMR) Slot PS/2 Mouse Port Connector (6 pin female) PS/2 Keyboard Port Connector (6 pin female) Universal Serial Bus Connectors 0 & 1 (Two 4-pin female) Serial Port Connector (9-pin male) Parallel Port Connector (25-pin female) Game/MIDI Connector (15-pin female) (optional) Audio Port Connectors (Three 1/8) (optional) Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34 pin) IDE Connectors (Two 40-1 pin) IDE Activity LED (2 pin) Chassis Intrusion Lead (4-1 pin) Wake-On-LAN Connector (3 pin) Wake-On-Ring Connector (2 pin) Chassis, Power Supply, CPU Fan Connectors (3 pin) USB Headers (Two 10-1 pin) SMBus Connector (5-1 pin) ASUS IrDA/iPanel Connector (24-1 pin) ASUS iPanel Audio Connector (12-1 pin) Internal Audio Connector (4 pin) Internal Microphone Connector (3 pin) ATX Power Supply Connector (20 pin) Thermal Sensor Connector (2 pin) System Power LED Lead (3 pin) Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2 pin) System Warning Speaker Connector (4 pin) System Message LED (2 pin) System Management Interrupt Lead (2 pin) ATX / Soft-Off Switch Lead (2 pin) Reset Switch Lead (2 pin)


1. Locate the Socket 462 and open it by pulling the lever gently sideways away from the socket. Then lift the lever upwards. The socket lever must be fully opened (90 to 100 degrees).

3.7 Expansion Cards

WARNING! Unplug your power supply when adding or removing expansion cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both your motherboard and expansion cards.
3.7.1 Expansion Card Installation Procedure
1. Read the documentation for your expansion card and make any necessary hardware or software settings for your expansion card, such as jumpers. 2. Remove your computer systems cover and the bracket plate on the slot you intend to use. Keep the bracket for possible future use. 3. Carefully align the cards connectors and press firmly. 4. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed above. 5. Replace the computer systems cover. 6. Set up the BIOS if necessary (such as IRQ xx Used By ISA: Yes in 4.4.3 PCI Configuration) 7. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
3. H/W SETUP Expansion Cards
3.7.2 Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need an IRQ to operate. Generally, an IRQ must be exclusively assigned to one use. In a standard design, there are 16 IRQs available but most of them are already in use, leaving 6 IRQs free for expansion cards. If your motherboard has PCI audio onboard, an additional IRQ will be used. If your motherboard also has MIDI enabled, another IRQ will be used, leaving 4 IRQs free. IMPORTANT: If using PCI cards on shared slots, make sure that the drivers support Share IRQ or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups that will make the system unstable or cards inoperable. The following table lists the default IRQ assignments for standard PC devices. Use this table when configuring your system and for resolving IRQ conflicts.
Standard Interrupt Assignments
IRQ 2 3* 4* 5* 6 7* 8 9* 10* 11* 12* 13 14* 15* Priority N/A 10 Standard Function System Timer Keyboard Controller Programmable Interrupt Communications Port (COM2) Communications Port (COM1) Sound Card (sometimes LPT2) Floppy Disk Controller Printer Port (LPT1) System CMOS/Real Time Clock ACPI Mode when used 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 PCI devices. INT-A shared shared INT-B shared shared
Interrupt Request Table for this Motherboard

PCI slot 1 PCI slot 2 PCI slot 3 PCI slot 4 PCI slot 5 AGP Pro slot Onboard PCI audio Onboard USB controller INT-C shared INT-D shared INT-E used INT-F shared shared

Expansion Cards

3.7.3 Accelerated Graphics Port Pro (AGP Pro)
This motherboard provides an Accelerated Graphics Port Pro (AGP Pro) slot to support AGP/AGP Pro graphics cards, such as an ASUS AGP-V6800DDR/64M. CAUTION! To avoid damaging your AGP/AGP Pro graphics card, your computers power supply should be unplugged before inserting your graphics card into the slot.
AGP Card without Retention Notch


20-pin bay Rib (inside slot) 28-pin bay Rib
A7A133 Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP PRO)
CAUTION! The AGP Pro slot is shipped with a safety tab on the 20-pin bay for use with AGP cards without a retention notch. DO NOT remove this tab if you will be using such cards; removing may cause these cards to shift, which may cause damage to your card, slot, and motherboard. Remove ONLY when you will be using an AGP Pro card. Use a rigid tip, such as a pen tip, to dislodge and remove the tab from the bay.

Removing the tab

3.7.4 Audio Modem Riser (AMR) Slot
This connector supports a specially designed audio and/or modem card called an AMR. Main processing is done through software and controlled by the motherboards system chipset. This provides an upgradeable audio and/or modem solution at an incredibly low cost. IMPORTANT: The AMR slot of this motherboard shares the same expansion slot as PCI Slot 5. Because of this and its location, the slot can only accept a specially designed AMR card (optional). The components of a standard AMR card and its bracket face toward the edge of the motherboard while those of the speciallydesigned card face the expansion slots. For availability, see your vendor or dealer.
A7A133 Audio Modem Riser (AMR) Slot


3.8 Connectors
WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are clearly distinguished from jumpers in the Motherboard Layout. Placing jumper caps over these connector pins will cause damage to your motherboard. IMPORTANT: Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe to Pin 1 on the connectors. Pin 1 is usually on the side closest to the power connector on hard drives and CD-ROM drives, but may be on the opposite side on floppy disk drives. Check the connectors before installation because there may be exceptions. IDE ribbon cables must be less than 46 cm (18 in.), with the second drive connector no more than 15 cm (6 in.) from the first connector.

Notes for JumperFree Mode
CPU Upgrade/Reinstallation To ensure that your system can enter BIOS setup after the processor has been changed or reinstalled, your system will start up running at a bus speed of 66MHz and a fail-safe CPU internal frequency (4x66MHz). It will then automatically take you to the Advanced menu with a popup menu of all the officially possible CPU internal frequencies.
System Hangup If your system crashes or hangs due to improper frequency settings, power OFF your system and restart. The system will start up in safe mode running at a bus speed of 66MHz and enter BIOS setup.
4. BIOS SETUP JumperFree Notes

4.4.1 Chip Configuration

NOTE: The following 3 fields will only be adjustable when SDRAM Configuration is set to [User Define]. SDRAM CAS Latency This controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time that the data actually becomes available. Configuration options: [3T] [2T] SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay This controls the latency between the SDRAM active command and the read/write command. Configuration options: [3T] [2T] SDRAM RAS Precharge Time This controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the SDRAM. Configuration options: [3T] [2T]
4. BIOS SETUP Chip Configuration
SDRAM Configuration [By SPD] This sets the optimal timings for items 4-7, depending on the memory modules that you are using. The default setting [By SPD] configures items 4-7 by reading the contents in the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) device. The EEPROM on the memory module stores critical parameter information about the module, such as memory type, size, speed, voltage interface, and module banks. Configuration options: [User Define] [By SPD]
SDRAM Cycle Time tRAS [7T] This feature controls the number of SDRAM clocks used for SDRAM parameters Tras and Trc. Tras specifies the minimum clocks required between active command and precharge command. Trc specifies the minimum clocks required between active command and re-active command. Configuration options: [5T, 7T] [6T, 8T] SDRAM MA/CMD Leadoff Timing [Fast] Configuration options: [Fast] [Normal] SDRAM Short-Latency Mode [Enabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] System Acceleration Mode [Disabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Graphics Aperture Size [128MB] This feature allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data. Configuration options: [1MB] [2MB] [4MB] [8MB] [16MB] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] AGP Capability [4X Mode] Configuration options: [1X] [2X] [4X] AGP Fast Write [Enabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Video Memory Cache Mode [UC] USWC (uncacheable, speculative write combining) is a new cache technology for the video memory of the processor. It can greatly improve the display speed by caching the display data. You must set this to UC (uncacheable) if your display card cannot support this feature; otherwise your system may not boot. Configuration options: [UC] [USWC] Memory Hole At 15M-16M [Disabled] This field allows you to reserve an address space for ISA devices that require it. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] PCI 2.1 Latency Compliant [Enabled] This function allows you to enable or disable PCI 2.1 features including passive release and delayed transaction. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Delay Transaction [Disabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Onboard PCI IDE [Both] You can select to enable the primary IDE channel, secondary IDE channel, both, or disable both channels. Configuration options: [Both] [Primary] [Secondary] [Disabled] Onboard PCI Audio [Enabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration
Onboard FDC Swap A & B [No Swap] This field allows you to reverse the hardware drive letter assignments of your floppy disk drives. Configuration options: [No Swap] [Swap AB] Floppy Disk Access Control [R/W] When set to [Read Only], this field protects files from being copied to floppy disks by allowing reads from the floppy disk drive but not writes. The setup default [R/W] allows both reads and writes. Configuration options: [R/W] [Read Only] Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8H/IRQ4] Onboard Serial Port 2 [2F8H/IRQ3] These fields allow you to set the addresses for the onboard serial connectors. Serial Port 1 and Serial Port 2 must have different addresses. Configuration options: [3F8H/IRQ4] [2F8H/IRQ3] [3E8H/IRQ4] [2E8H/ IRQ10] [Disabled] Onboard IR Port [Disabled] When enabled, this field activates the onboard standard infrared feature and sets the second serial UART to support the infrared module connector on the motherboard. If your system already has a second serial port connected to the onboard COM2 connector, it will no longer work if you enable the infrared feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4. BIOS SETUP I/O Device Config
Onboard Parallel Port [378H/IRQ7] This field sets the address of the onboard parallel port connector. If you disable this feature, Parallel Port Mode and ECP DMA Select configurations will not be available. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378H/IRQ7] [278H/IRQ5] Parallel Port Mode [ECP+EPP] This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. [Normal] allows normal-speed operation but in one direction only; [EPP] allows bidirectional parallel port operation; [ECP] allows the parallel port to operate in bidirectional DMA mode; [ECP+EPP] allows normal speed operation in a two-way mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [ECP+EPP] ECP DMA Select [3] This field allows you to configure the parallel port DMA channel for the selected ECP mode. This selection is available only if you select [ECP] or [ECP+EPP] in Parallel Port Mode above. Configuration options: [1] [3] Onboard AC97 Modem Controller [Auto] [Auto] allows the BIOS to detect whether you are using any modem device. If a modem/audio device is detected, the onboard modem controller is enabled; if no audio device is detected, the controller is disabled. If there are conflicts with the onboard modem controller, set the appropriate field to [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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4.4.3 PCI Configuration

Slot 1, Slot 2, Slot 3, Slot 4, Slot 5 IRQ [Auto] These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The default setting for each field is [Auto], which utilizes auto-routing to determine IRQ use. Configuration options: [Auto] [NA] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11] [12] [14] [15]
PCI Latency Timer [32] Leave on default setting for best performance vs. stability. SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS [Auto] [Auto] allows the motherboards BIOS to detect whether you have a Symbios SCSI controller. If the Symbios SCSI controller is detected, the motherboards Symbios BIOS will be enabled; if no Symbios SCSI controller is detected, the onboard Symbios SCSI BIOS will be disabled. [Disabled] will disable the motherboards Symbios SCSI BIOS so that the BIOS on an add-on Symbios SCSI card can be used. If your Symbios SCSI card does not have a BIOS, the Symbios SCSI card will not function. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]

4. BIOS SETUP Power Menu

Video Off Option [Suspend -> Off ] This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor power management. Configuration options: [Always On] [Suspend -> Off] Video Off Method [DPMS OFF] This field defines the video off features. The DPMS (Display Power Management System) feature allows the BIOS to control the video display card if it supports the DPMS feature. [Blank Screen] only blanks the screen (use this for monitors without power management or green features. If set up in your system, your screen saver will not display with [Blank Screen] selected). [V/H SYNC+Blank] blanks the screen and turns off vertical and horizontal scanning. Configuration options: [Blank Screen] [V/H SYNC+Blank] [DPMS Standby] [DPMS Suspend] [DPMS OFF] [DPMS Reduce ON] HDD Power Down [Disabled] This feature shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of inactivity as set in this user-configurable field. This feature does not affect SCSI hard drives. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [3 Min].[15 Min] Suspend Mode [Disabled] Sets the time period before the system goes into suspend mode. NOTE: This field is effective for DOS, Windows 9x, and Windows NT 4.0 environments. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1~2 Min] [2~3 Min].[1 Hour] PWR Button < 4 Secs [Soft Off] When set to [Soft off], the ATX switch can be used as a normal system power-off button when pressed for less than 4 seconds. [Suspend] allows the button to have a dual function where pressing less than 4 seconds will place the system in sleep mode. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX switch for more than 4 seconds will power off the system. Configuration options: [Soft off] [Suspend]

4.5.1 Power Up Control

AC PWR Loss Restart [Previous State] This allows you to set whether you want your system to reboot after the power has been interrupted. [Disabled] leaves your system off and [Enabled] reboots your system. [Previous State] sets your system back to the state it is before the power interruption. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Previous State] Wake/Power Up On Ext. Modem [Disabled] This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode. NOTE: The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running. Thus connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that will also cause the system to power on. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Power Up On PCI Card [Disabled] Wake-On-LAN/PCI Modem allows your computer to be booted from another computer via a network by sending a wake-up frame or signal. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] IMPORTANT: This feature requires an optional network interface card with WakeOn-LAN and an ATX power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.

NOTE: This feature is not available on ASUS Probe version 2.12.01/2.12.02


Hard Drives Shows the used and free space of the PCs hard disk drives and the file allocation table or file system used.
Memory Shows the PCs memory load, memory usage, and paging file usage.
Device Summary Shows a summary of devices in your PC.
DMI Explorer Shows information pertinent to the PC, such as CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory size.


Lets you run programs outside of the ASUS Probe modules. To run a program, click Execute Program. NOTE: This feature is currently unavailable.
6.1.3 ASUS PC Probe Task Bar Icon
Right clicking the PC Probe icon will bring up a menu to open or exit ASUS PC Probe and pause or resume all system monitoring.
When the ASUS PC Probe senses a problem with your PC, portions of the ASUS PC Probe icon changes to red, the PC speaker beeps, and the ASUS PC Probe monitor is displayed.
6.2 CyberLink PowerPlayer SE
CyberLink PowerPlayer SE is an intelligent software player that can automatically detect and playback all kinds of video/audio files, CD and MP3 files as well. This is the only software you need for all types of video and audio files. No need to waste time identifying your file types.
6. S/W REFERENCE PowerPlayer
6.2.1 Starting CyberLink PowerPlayer SE
To start CyberLink Power Player, click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, and then CyberLink PowerPlayer SE, and then click PowerPlayer.
6.2.2 CyberLink PowerPlayer Control Panel
Minimize Zoom About Eject Help Power Off
Stop Backward Scan Backstep Frame Previous Stop Forward Scan Step Frame Next Play
Configuration i-Power! CD Mode Shuffle
Increase Volume Mute Decrease Volume


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6. S/W REFERENCE 3Deep Color

6.6.1 3Deep Color Tuning

1. Select the type of monitor connected to the computer, either CRT or LCD.
2. Follow the instructions to manually adjust the brightness level of the monitor.
3. Select the faintest of the three colors: blue, red and green.
89 4. Select the color squares which most closely blend and match with the background. 5. The next step repeats the color matching process to achieve full color quality.
6. The tuning process is complete. Click on the bottom left button to connect to the internet and follow the instructions.
6.5.2 The 3Deep Control Panel
Using the Windows Start button, activate the 3Deep Control Panel program from the 3Deep Applications group on the Main Program menu. The control panel offers access to the Color Wizard tuning program, a Game Gamma setting and a Tweak slider for brightness adjustment.


7.1 Glossary
is the IEEE designation for a high performance serial bus tht offers data transfers at 100/ 200/400 Mbps. This serial bus defines both a back plane physical layer and a point-to-point cable-connected virtual bus. The primary application of the cable version is the integration of I/O connectivity at the back panel of personal computers using a low-cost, scalable, highspeed serial interface. The 1394 standard also provides new services such as live connect/ disconnect capability for external devices including disk drives, printers and hand-held peripherals such as scanners and cameras. This is a new standard to complement the slower USB interface and to compete with the more expensive SCSI interface. AC97 (Audio Codec '97) AC '97 is the next step in enabling PCs with audio quality comparable to consumer electronics devices. The specification defines new cost-effective options to help integrate the components necessary to support next-generation auto-intensive PC applications such as DVD, 3-D multiplayer gaming and interactive music. The specification also defines new extensions supporting modem and docking to help both desktop and mobile manufacturers adopt these new technologies more quickly and cost-effectively. This specification uses software emulation to compete with the PCI SoundBlaster specification. ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) The ACPI specification defines a cross-platform interface designed to support many operating systems. ACPI defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including hardware, operating system and application software. This enables the system to automatically turn ON and OFF peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard disk drives, and printers, as well as consumer devices connected to the PC such as VCRs, TVs, phones, and stereos. With this technology, peripherals will also be able to activate the PC. For example, inserting a tape into a VCR can turn on the PC, which could then activate a large-screen TV and high-fidelity sound system. AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) An interface specification that enables high-performance 3D graphics on mainstream PCs. AGP was designed to offer the necessary bandwidth and latency to perform texture mapping directly from system memory. Bus PCI AGP 1X AGP 2X AGP 4X Bus Frequency 33MHz 66MHz 66MHz 66MHz Bandwidth 33MHz 66MHz 133MHz 266MHz Data Transfer Rate 133MByte/sec 266MByte/sec 512MByte/sec 1024MByte/sec

Backup. A copy of a file, directory, or volume on a separate storage device from the original. This copy is for the purpose of data retrieval in case the original is accidentally erased, damaged, or destroyed. BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components, such as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into the computers read-only memory. BIOS parameters can be configured by the user through the BIOS Setup program. The BIOS can be updated using the provided utility to copy a new BIOS file into the EEPROM. Bit (Binary Digit) Represents the smallest unit of data used by the computer. A bit can have one of two values: 0 or 1.

7. APPENDIX Glossary

Boot Boot means to start the computer operating system by loading it into system memory. When the manual instructs you to boot your system (or computer), it means to turn ON your computer. Reboot means to restart your computer. When using Windows 95 or later, selecting Restart from Start | Shut Down. will reboot your computer. Bus Master IDE PIO (Programmable I/O) IDE requires that the CPU be involved in IDE access and waiting for mechanical events. Bus master IDE transfers data to/from the memory without interrupting the CPU. Bus master IDE driver and bus master IDE hard disk drives are required to support bus master IDE mode. Byte (Binary Term) One byte is a group of eight contiguous bits. A byte is used to represent a single alphanumeric character, punctuation mark, or other symbol. Cache Memory. A type of RAM that allows a faster from the CPU than a regular RAM. The cache memory eliminates the CPU wait state. When the CPU reads data from the main memory, a copy of this data is stored in the cache memory. The next time the same address, the data is transferred from the cache memory instead of from the main memory. CODEC (Compressor/Decompressor). A software component that translates video or audio between its uncompressed form and the compressed form in which it is stored. COM Port COM is a logical device name used by to designate the computer serial ports. Pointing devices, modems, and infrared modules can be connected to COM ports. Each COM port is configured to use a different IRQ and address assignment. Concurrent PCI Concurrent PCI maximizes system performance with simultaneous CPU, PCI and ISA bus activities. It includes multi-transaction timing, enhanced write performance, a passive release mechanism and support for PCI 2.1 compliant delayed transactions. Concurrent PCI provides increased bandwidth, reduced system latencies, improves video and audio performance, and improves processing of host based applications. CPU (Central Processing Unit) The CPU, sometimes called Processor, actually functions as the brain of the computer. It interprets and executes program commands and processes data stored in memory. Currently, there are socket 370 (for Pentium III FC-PGA and Celeron-PPGA), socket 7 (for Pentium, AMD, Cyrix, IBM), slot 1 (for Pentium II and III), slot 2 (for Xeon), and slot A (for AMD) processors. Device Driver A device driver is a special set of instructions that allows the computers operating system to communicate with devices such as VGA, audio, printer, or modem. DOS (Disk Operating System) DOS is the foundation on which all other programs and software applications operate, including Windows. DOS is responsible for allocating system resources such as memory, CPU time, disk space, and access to peripheral devices. For this reason, DOS constitutes the basic interface between you and your computer. DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory)

A AC PWR Loss Restart 67 ASUS PC Probe Using 77 ASUS Update Using 85 ATAPI CD-ROM 70 ATX Power Supply Connector 39 Audio Port Connectors 31 Automatic Power Up 68 B BIOS Beep Code 41 BIOS Beep Codes 41 Boot Sequence 70 Boot Up Floppy Seek 71 Boot Up NumLock Status 54 Boot Virus Detection 71 C C-Media Audio Setup 86 Central Processing Unit 25 Central Processing Unit (CPU) CPU socket 9 Chassis Intrusion Lead 33 CHS Capacity 53 Connectors ASUS EZ Plug 9 ATX power 9 ATX Power Supply 39 Audio Port 31 External 29 Floppy disk 9 Floppy Disk Drive 31 Game/MIDI 9 IDE 9 Joystick 31 Keyboard 29 MIDI 31 Parallel Port 30 Power Supply Thermal Sensor 39 PS/2 Keyboard 29 PS/2 Mouse 29 Serial Port 30 SMBus 36 Thermal Sensor 39 USB 30 Wake-On-LAN 34 Wake-On-Ring 34 CyberLink PowerPlayer SE 83 VideoLive Mail 83 CyberLink PowerPlayer SE Using 83 CyberLink VideoLive Mail Using 83 Cylinders 52 D Discard Changes 73 E ECP DMA Select 62 Exit Discarding Changes 72 Exit Saving Changes 72 Expansion Cards Assigning IRQs 27 F Floppy 3 Mode Support 50 Floppy Disk Access Control 61 Floppy Disk Drive Connector 31 G Glossary 91 Graphics Window Size 60 H Halt On 55 Hardware Setup CPU Installation 25 Memory Installation 23 HDD Power Down 66 Head 53 Headers USB 36 I IDE Activity LED Lead 38 IDE Hard Drive 70 Installation CPU 25 Installed Memory 55 Interrupts Standard Assignments 27 J Joystick Connector 31 K Keyboard Connector 29 Keyboard Connector 29 L Language 55 Leads Chassis Intrusion 33 IDE Activity LED 38 Reset Switch 40 System Message LED 40 System Power LED 40 Legacy Diskette A 50 Legacy Diskette B 50 LiveUpdate 88 Using 88 Load Setup Defaults 73
M Maximum LBA Capacity 53 MB Temperature 69 Memory Installation 23 MIDI Connector 31 Motherboard Specifications 9 Mouse Connector 29 Mouse Connector 29 Multi-Channel Audio 86 Using 86 Multi-Sector Transfers 53 O Onboard AC97 Modem Controlle 62 Onboard FDC Swap A & B 61 Onboard Serial Port Onboard Serial Port OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M 57 Other Boot Device Select 70 P Parallel Port Connector 30 Parallel Port Mode 62 PCI 2.1 Support 60 PCI Latency Timer 63 PCI/VGA Palette Snoop 63 PIO Mode 53 Plug & Play O/S 71 Ports. See Connectors Power Fan Speed 69 Power Management 65 PowerPlayer SE Using 83 CPU Installation 25 Procedures Updating BIOS 44 PS/2 Keyboard 29 PS/2 Keyboard Connector 29 PS/2 Keyboard Port 9 PS/2 Mouse 29 PS/2 Mouse Connector 29 PS/2 Mouse Port 9 PWR Button < 4 Secs 66 PWR Up On Modem Act 67 Q Quick Power On Self Test 71 R Removable Device 70 Reset Switch Lead 40 S Save Changes 73 SDRAM RAS Precharge Time 59 SDRAM CAS Latency 59 SDRAM Configuration 59 Sector 53 Serial Port Connectors 30 Serial ports 9 SMART Monitoring 53 SMBus Connector 36 Starting Up 41 Supervisor Password 55 Suspend Mode 66 SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS 63 System Date 50 System Message LED Lead 40 System Power LED Lead 40 System Time 50 T Thermal Sensor Connector 39 Translation Method 52 Type 51 U UART2 Use Standard Infrared 61 Ultra DMA Mode 53 Updating Your BIOS 43 USB Function 64 USB Headers 36 USB Legacy Support 57 USB Ports 30 USB ports 9 Using 3Deep Color Tuner 88 ASUS PC Probe 77 ASUS Update 85 LiveUpdate 88 PowerPlayer SE 83 V VCORE Voltage 69 VGA BIOS Sequence 64 Video Off Method 66 Video Off Option 66 VideoLive Mail 83 Using 83 Voltage ++3.+--VCORE 69 W Wake On LAN 67 Wake On PS2 KB/PS2 Mouse/CIR 68 WOL / WOR Connector 34


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Technology MemorySpeed DataIntegrityCheck CASLatency Features

Generic SDRAM




Unbuffered 3.3V Gold

SupplyVoltage LeadPlating




StorageCapacity UpgradeType

512MB Generic



Technology ModuleHeight(inch) MemorySpeed CASLatency

1.15 133MHz(PC133) CL3

DataIntegrityCheck RAMFeatures
NonECC Unbuffered 64x64 3.3V Gold
ModuleConfiguration SupplyVoltage LeadPlating






Technical specifications

Product TypeMotherboard
Form FactorATX
Width12 in
Depth9.6 in
Compatible ProcessorsAthlon, Duron, Athlon XP
Processor SocketSocket A
Chipset TypeALiMAGiK 1 M1647/M1535D+
Max Bus Speed266 MHz
BIOS TypeAward
Storage ControllerATA-100
TypeAMD plug-in module
Installed Qty (Max Supported)0 ( 1 )
Supported RAM TechnologySDRAM
RAM Installed ( Max )0 MB / 3 GB (max) - DIMM 168-pin
RAM TechnologySDRAM
BIOS FeaturesACPI support, DMI 2.0 support, WfM 2.0 support
Sleep / Wake UpWake on LAN (WOL), wake on ring (WOR)
Hardware FeaturesChassis intrusion detection
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s)1 ( 1 ) x processor - Socket A 1 ( 1 ) x AGP Pro - full-length 1 ( 1 ) x shared PCI / AMR - full-length 4 ( 4 ) x PCI - full-length 3 ( 3 ) x memory - DIMM 168-pin
Storage InterfacesATA-100 - connector(s): 2 x 40pin IDC
Interfaces1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 pin IDC 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) - 25 pin D-Sub (DB-25) 2 x serial - RS-232 - 9 pin D-Sub (DB-9) 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x gameport / MIDI - generic - 15 pin D-Sub (DB-15) 1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x management - SMBus 1 x audio - TAD - 4 pin MPC 1 x infrared - IrDA 6 x USB - 4 pin USB Type A 2 x audio - line-in - 4 pin MPC
Cables Included2 x IDE cable 1 x floppy cable 1 x USB panel
Software IncludedDrivers & utilities, ASUS PC Probe, ASUS PC Health Monitoring
Compliant StandardsPlug and Play
Package TypeRetail
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberA7A133



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