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Asus P5SBASUS P5S-B - motherboard - baby AT - Socket 7 - Retail

ASUS - Baby AT - 0.8 GB - Onboard Sound

ASUS P5S-B is an All-In-One Socket 7 mainboard based on Baby AT form factor. It features SiS 530 AGPset, which supports 512K/1MB L2 Cache and a range of existing Socket 7 processors. These processors not only include the new AMD K6-3 and K6-2 processors, but also Cyrix MII-300+ and the remaining Intel P55C-MMX processors. It has a built-in AGP 2X VGA (with an optional 8MB SDRAM) for vibrant 2D/3D image quality. This All-In-One also supports the very latest UltraDMA/66 IDE high-speed data transfe... Read more


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seanspotatobusiness 2:37pm on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 
Great product at Great price Motherboard is exactly as advertised and at a great price.
panlm 7:04pm on Thursday, September 9th, 2010 
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply It s a reliabable power supply when installing a case fan with the power on made a mistake inmediately the power ...
cerber 4:44am on Friday, August 27th, 2010 
For the money, this is a good board. I purchased this board. My Intel 965LT died and we only have one local computer shop that I know of that has ANY parts for...
tevans45 1:07am on Monday, July 26th, 2010 
decent, but flawed This motherboard had decent options all things considered and is a good buy. Excellent Value By far the most stable motherboard i have used, excellent features for the money. Excellent Gaming and Media board I purchased this MB to build a replacement media machine using Windows XP.
yuvalaviel 4:30pm on Monday, May 24th, 2010 
ASUS P5N-D nForce 750i SLI Motherboard This is my second board my first one worked for nearly 3 yrs then bam the dreaded no signal thing and replac... Its a good board, but it has many issues the motherboard has many nice qualities to it BUT it caused me many problems.

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How this Manual is Organized

Item Checklist

Check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing items, contact your retailer. (1) ASUS Motherboard (1) Ribbon cable for master and slave IDE drives (1) Ribbon cable for (1) 5.25 and (2) 3.5 floppy disk drives (1) Ribbon cable for VGA with mounting bracket (1) Connector set for PS/2 mouse and parallel port (1) Connector set for serial ports (1) Bag of spare jumpers (1) Support CD with drivers and utilities (1) Motherboard Users manual Connector set for LCD (with LCD chip onboard) Connector set for audio input/output and game/MIDI port (with audio chip onboard) ASUS IrDA-compliant module (optional) ASUS PCI-L101 Wake-On-LAN 10/100 ethernet card (optional)


ASUS P5S-B Motherboard
The ASUS P5S-B is carefully designed for the demanding PC user who wants advanced features in a small package.
Specifications SiS AGPset: SiS (Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.) 530 AGPset with support for a 100MHz Front Side Bus (FSB), all current Socket 7 processors and integrated Super AGP 2X 2D/3D VGA controller for high performance hardware 2D/3D VGA acceleration. Multi-Processor/Multi-Speed Support: AMD K6-2/266 & faster, AMD K6/166 & faster, AMD K5/100133, IBM/Cyrix 6x86MX/M II (PR166 & faster), IBM/ Cyrix 6x86-PR166+ (Rev 2.7 or later), Intel Pentium 100233MHz (P55C-MMX, P54C/P54CS). Multi-Cache: Features 512KB/1MB (when chip is available) pipelined-burst SRAM/ L2 memory cache and integrated Tag RAM to make using the 100MHz bus speed possible. PC100 Memory Support: Equipped with three DIMM sockets to support Intel PC100compliant SDRAMs (8, 16, 32, 64, 128, or 256MB) up to 768MB. These new SDRAMs are necessary to meet the enhanced 95MHz/100MHz bus speed requirement. AGP 2X VGA Onboard: SiS 530 built-in 2D/3D AGP VGA (on AGPset) with capability to use shared system memory or optional 8MB SDRAM as local graphics memory. Peripheral Wake Up: Supports modem wake up, keyboard wake up, and LAN card wake up functions from sleep or soft-off mode. Onboard Audio (optional): Provides ESS Solo-1 PCI audio chipset with 3D surround and positioning capability and audio CODEC that conforms to AC97 analog component specifications. Includes complete online software guide. PC Health Monitoring: Provides an easier and convenient way to examine and manage system status information, such as CPU and system voltages, temperatures, and fan status through the onboard PCIset (South Bridge) and the bundled PC Probe from ASUS. UltraDMA/66 BM IDE: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master IDE controller with two connectors that support four IDE devices in two channels, supports UltraDMA/66, UltraDMA/33, PIO Modes 3/4 and Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2, and supports Enhanced IDE devices, such as Tape Backup, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, and LS-120 drives. Wake-On-LAN: Supports Wake-On-LAN activity through an optional ASUS PCIL101 10/100 Fast Ethernet PCI card (see APPENDIX) or a similar ethernet card. Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART compatible serial ports and one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities. UART2 can also be directed from COM2 (with SIR) to the Infrared Module for wireless connections. USB: Supports the Universal Serial Bus standard through the onboard connectors for multi-device connections. IrDA: Supports an optional infrared port module for a wireless interface. Digital Flat Panel Interface: Provides an optional direct connection for connecting a digital flat panel to your PC. 8 ASUS P5S-B Users Manual

II. FEATURES Smart Series 10
Parts of the ASUS P5S-B Motherboard
II. FEATURES Motherboard Parts
Parallel Port Connector AT Power Connector ATX Power Connector VGA Header 8MB VGA Memory (optional) SiS AGPset with Heatsink DIMM Sockets CPU ZIF Socket 7 Panel Connectors Audio Connector (with audio chip onboard) 11 PCI Audio (ESS Solo-1) (optional) 12 IDE Connectors
13 SiS Super South Bridge with Builtin Hardware Monitoring 14 ISA Slots 15 LCD Header (with LCD chip onboard) 16 Wake-On-LAN Connector 17 Super Multi I/O Chip 18 Programmable Flash ROM (2Mbit) 19 PCI Slots 20 TV Out Interface (optional) 21 PS/2 Mouse, USB, IR Connector 22 LCD chip/TV Out chip (optional) 23 Floppy Disk Drive Connector 24 Serial Port Connectors 25 Keyboard Connector


ASUS P5S-B Motherboard Layout


Parallel Port


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)

ATX Power Connector


VGA Header


SiS 530 Chipset

(AGP VGA built in)
1024KB Pipelined Burst L2 Cache
512KB/ 1024KB Pipelined Burst L2 Cache


2Mbit Flash EEPROM (Programmable BIOS)
CR2032 3V Lithium Cell CMOS Power


Thermal Sensor

PCI Slot 1 (PCI1)



CPU ZIF Socket 7

DIP Switches (DIP 1)

PCI Slot 2 (PCI2)

PCI Slot 3 (PCI3)

Multi I/O

with Hardware Monitor



PCI Slot 4 (PCI4)

ESS Audio Chip

IDELED Audio Connectors CHA_FAN IR AUX CD1 CD2 Panel

ISA Slot 1 (Slot1)

ISA Slot 2 (Slot2)
Dimmed components are optional.

DIP Switches (DIP2)

III. H/W SETUP Motherboard Layout
Motherboard Feature Settings
1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) KB_UP DIP 1 Switch 1 DIP 1 Switch 2 DIP 1 Switch 3 DIP 1 Switches 4, 5 DIP 2 Switch 9 DIP 2 Switch 10 DIP 2 Switches 1, 2, 3, 4 DIP 2 Switch 5 DIP 2 Switches 6, 7, 8 DIP 1 Switches 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 p. 16 p. 17 p. 17 p. 18 p. 18 p. 19 p. 19 p. 20 p. 20 p. 21 p. 23 Keyboard Power (Wake) Up (Enable/Disable) VGA Frame Buffer Setting (Shared/Local) Onboard VGA Setting (Enable/Disable) Onboard Audio Setting (Enable/Disable) VIO Setting TV Out Setting (AV/RGB) LCD Setting (Enable/Disable) CPU BUS Frequency Setting Memory Transfer Mode Setting CPU Core:BUS Frequnecy Multiple Setting Voltage Regulator Output Selection
Expansion Slots/Sockets III. H/W SETUP Contents 13
1) DIMM Sockets p. 25 168-Pin DIMM Memory Expansion Sockets 2) CPU ZIF Socket 7 p. 27 Central Processing Unit (CPU) Socket 3) SLOT 1, SLOT 2 p. 29 16-bit ISA Bus Expansion Slots* 4) PCI 1, PCI2, PCI3, PCI4 p. 29 32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots * The onboard hardware monitor uses the address 290H-297H so legacy ISA cards must not use this address or else conflicts will occur.

Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards
Some ISA cards, both legacy and PnP, may also need to use a DMA (Direct Memory Access) channel. DMA assignments for this motherboard are handled the same way as the IRQ assignment process described earlier. You can select a DMA channel in the PCI and PnP configuration section of the BIOS Setup utility. IMPORTANT! To avoid conflicts, reserve the necessary IRQs and DMAs for legacy ISA cards (in PNP AND PCI SETUP under BIOS SETUP, choose Yes in IRQ xx Used By ISA and DMA x Used By ISA for those IRQs and DMAs you want to reserve).
ISA Cards and Hardware Monitor
The onboard hardware monitor uses the address 290H-297H, so legacy ISA cards must not use this address or else conflicts will occur.

5. External Connectors

WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are clearly separated from jumpers in the motherboard layout. Placing jumper caps over these will cause damage to your motherboard. IMPORTANT! Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe on the Pin 1 side of the connector. The four corners of the connectors are labeled on the motherboard. Pin 1 is the side closest to the power connector on hard drives and some floppy drives. IDE ribbon cable must be less than 18in. (46cm), with the second drive connector no more than 6in. (15cm) from the first connector. 1. Keyboard Connector (5-pin Female) This connection supports either a standard IBM-compatible, 101/102-key, or 104-key keyboard (Windows 95/98-compatible). III. H/W SETUP Connectors 31
Keyboard Connector (5-pin female)
This motherboard accepts an AT Keyboard Connector Plug as shown here.

P5S-B Keyboard Connector

2. Floppy Disk Drive Connector (FLOPPY, 34-1 pin block ) This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs on the other end to the floppy drives. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plugged).
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
P5S-B Floppy Disk Drive Connector
3. Parallel Port Connector (26-1 pin block) This connector supports the included parallel port ribbon cable with mounting bracket. Connect the ribbon cable to this connection and mount the bracket to the case on an open slot. A PS/2 mouse/parallel connector is included if the optional USB/MIR connector is not used. You can make available the parallel port and choose the IRQ through the Onboard Parallel Port in Chipset Features under BIOS SETUP. (Pin 26 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 26 plugged). NOTE: Serial printers must be connected to the serial port.

Secondary IDE Connector

III. H/W SETUP Connectors 34

Primary IDE Connector

P5S-B IDE Connectors
NOTE: Orient the red markings (usually zigzag) on the IDE ribbon cable to pin 1
TIP: You may configure two hard disks to be both Masters using one ribbon cable on the primary IDE connector and another ribbon cable on the secondary IDE connector. You may install one operating system on an IDE drive and another on a SCSI drive and select the boot disk through BIOS Features Setup. 8. IDE Activity LED (IDELED, 2 pins) This connector supplies power to the cabinets IDE activity LED. Read and write activity by devices connected to the Primary or Secondary IDE connectors will cause the LED to light up.
TIP: If the case-mounted LED does not light, try reversing the 2-pin plug.

P5S-B IDE Activity LED

9. ATX Power Supply Connector (ATXPWR, 20-pin block) This connector connects to an ATX power supply. The plug from the power supply will only insert in one orientation because of the different hole sizes. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly making sure that the pins are aligned. IMPORTANT! Make sure that your ATX power supply can supply at least 10mAmp on the 5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). You may experience difficulty in powering on your system if your power supply cannot support the load. For Wake on LAN support, your ATX power supply must supply at least 720mA.
P5S-B ATX Power Connector
10. AT Power Supply Connector (PS2PWR, 12-pin block) This connector connects to a standard 5 Volt power supply. To connect the leads from the power supply, ensure first that the power supply is not plugged. Most power supplies provide two plugs (P8 and P9), each containing six wires, two of which are black. Orient the connectors so that the black wires are together.

GND -12V +5V +12V PG

Power Connector on Motherboard
Power Plugs from Power Supply

P5S-B AT Power Connector

At a slight angle, align the plastic guide pins on the lead to their receptacles on the connector. Once aligned, press the lead onto the connector until the lead locks into place.
+12.0Volts +5V Standby Power Good Ground +5.0 Volts Ground +5.0 Volts Ground +3.3 Volts +3.3 Volts
+5.0 Volts +5.0 Volts -5.0 Volts Ground Ground Ground Power Supply On Ground -12.0Volts +3.3Volts

11. USB, PS/2 Mouse, Infrared, Module Connector (USBMIR, 18-1 pin block) If you want to use PS/2 mouse, USB, or infrared (IrDA) devices, you need to purchase an optional USB/MIR connector set. You may use the bundled PS/2 mouse/parallel port connector set if you just want to use a PS/2 mouse. Either connector set connects to the 18-pin block and mounts to an open slot on your computers chassis. The system will direct IRQ12 to the PS/2 mouse if one is detected. If not detected, expansion cards can use IRQ12. See PS/2 Mouse Control in BIOS Features Setup and USB Function in PnP and PCI Setup under BIOS SETUP. See Second IrDA. connector for details on the infrared connector.

Parallel Connector 9 18

Infrared PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 Mouse Connector 18: Infrared Transmit 17: Infrared Receive 16: Ground 15: PS/2 Mouse Data 14: Key 13: Ground 12: USB Port 1 + 11: USB Port 1 10: USB +5 Volt


9: +5 Volt 8: (no connection) 7: Ground 6: PS/2 Mouse Clock 5: USB +5 Volt 4: Ground 3: USB Port 0 + 2: USB Port 0 1: USB +5 Volt

Optional USB/MIR

P5S-B PS/2 Mouse, USB, IrDA Module Connector
12. IrDA-Compliant Infrared Module Connector (IR, 5-pin block) This connector supports the optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared module. This module mounts to a small opening on system cases that support this feature. You must also configure the setting through UART2 Use Infrared in Chipset Features Setup to select whether UART2 is directed for use with COM2 or IrDA. Use the five pins as shown below (Back View) and connect a ribbon cable from the module to the motherboard according to the pin definitions.

Front View


Back View



+5V (NC)
P5S-B Infrared Module Connector
13. ATX Power Switch/Soft Power Switch Lead (PWR, 2 pins) The system power can be controlled by a momentary switch connected to this lead. Pushing the button once will switch the system between ON and SLEEP. Pushing the switch while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds will turn the system off. The system power LED shows the status of the systems power. 14. IDE Activity LED Lead (IDELED, 2 pins) This connector supplies power to the cabinets IDE activity LED. Read and write activity by devices connected to the Primary or Secondary IDE connectors will cause the LED to light up. 15. System Power LED Lead (PLED, 2 pins) This 3-pin connector connects the system power LED, which lights when the system is powered on and blinks when it is in sleep mode. 16. Reset Switch Lead (RESET, 2 pins) This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting your computer without having to turn off your power switch This is a preferred method of rebooting in order to prolong the life of the systems power supply. 17. Message LED Lead (MLED, 2 pins) This indicates whether a message has been received from a fax/modem. The LED will remain lit when there is no signal and blink when there is data transfer or messages waiting in the inbox. This function requires ACPI OS support. 18. Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (KEYLOCK, 2 pins) This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted key switch to allow keyboard locking. 19. Speaker Connector (SPEAKER, 4 pins) This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker.

Audio Connector Module

Game/MIDI Port (15 pins)

Red stripe

Line Output (1/8 phono) Microphone In (1/8 phono) Line Input (1/8 phono)

P5S-B Audio Header

25. TV Out Connector (12-1 pin SCART) This connector allows you to connect your computer directly to a TV with a SCART socket. NOTE: This connector is available only on motherboards with the optional SCART interface support.
1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: MODEM_IN SYNC RGB/AV# GND GND GND 7: GND 8: GND 9: LUMA 10: CHROMA 11: COMPOSITE 12: (No Connection)

P5S-B TV Out Connector

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26. LCD Header (20-1 pin LCDHD) The LCD Header lets you connect an LCD monitor through the provided LCD cable with mounting bracket. Connect the cable to this header and mount the bracket to the case on a free expansion slot. You can make available the LCD port by setting DIP 2 Switch 10 to Enable (ON). NOTE: This connector is available only on motherboards with the optional Digital Flat Panel (DFP) support.
1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10: FDDCCLK PLSENSE GND TXC+ TX0GND TX1+ TX2GND (No connection) 11: 12: 13: 14: 15: 16: 17: 18: 19: 20: FDDCDAT 0+5V TXCGND TX0+ TX1GND TX2+ (No connection) (No connection)

P5S-B LCD Header

27. VGA Header (16-pin VGA) The VGA Header lets you use the onboard AGP VGA and connect a standard (CRT) monitor through the provided VGA cable with mounting bracket. Connect the cable to this header and mount the bracket to the case on a free expansion slot. You can make available the VGA port by setting DIP 1 Switch 2 to Enable (OFF).
Orient the red stripe on the monitor cable with pin 1
Bracket to end approximately 6inch

P5S-B VGA Header

TIP: You may also remove the bracket connector and mount them directly to the case to save expansion slot space.
Power Connection Procedures
1. After all jumpers and connections are made, close the system case cover. 2. Be sure that all switches are off (in some systems, marked with ). 3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the back of your system case according to your system users manual. 4. Connect the power cord into a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector. 5. You may then turn on your devices in the following order: a. Your monitor b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain) c. Your system power. For ATX power supplies, you need to switch on the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on the front of the case. 6. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light. For ATX power supplies, the system LED will light when the ATX power switch is pressed. The monitor LED may light up after the systems if it complies with green standards or if it has a power standby feature. The system will then run power-on tests. While the tests are running, additional messages will appear on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turn on the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Recheck your jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance. 7. During power-on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. Follow the instructions in the next section, BIOS SETUP. *Powering Off your computer: You must first exit or shut down your operating system before switching off the power switch. For ATX power supplies, you can press the ATX power switch after exiting or shutting down your operating system. If you use Windows 95, click the Start button, click Shut Down, and then click Shut down the computer?. The power supply should turn off after Windows shuts down. NOTE: The message You can now safely turn off your computer will not appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies. III. H/W SETUP Power Connections 43

Details of BIOS Features Setup
Boot Virus Detection (Enabled) This field allows you to set boot virus detection, ensuring a virus-free boot sector. This new antivirus solution is unlike native BIOS tools, which offer limited virus protection typically by write-protecting the partition table. With this new solution, your computer is protected against boot virus threats earlier in the boot cycle, that is, before they have a chance to load into your system. This ensures your computer boots to a clean operating system. The system halts and displays a warning message when it detects a virus. If this occurs, you can either allow the operation to continue or use a virus-free bootable floppy disk to restart and investigate your system. Because of conflicts with new operating systems, for example, during installation of new software, you may have to set this to Disabled to prevent write errors. CPU Internal Cache (Enabled) Choose Disable to turn off the CPUs built-in level 1 cache. External Cache (Enabled) Choose Disable to turn off the CPUs external level 2 cache.
Quick Power On Self Test (Enabled) This field speeds up the Power-On Self Test (POST) routine by skipping retesting a second, third, and forth time. Setup default setting for this field is Enabled. A complete test of the system is done on each test. HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First (IDE) When using both SCSI and IDE hard disk drives, IDE is always the boot disk using drive letter C (default setting of IDE). This new feature allows a SCSI hard disk drive to be the boot disk when set to SCSI. This allows multiple operating systems to be used on both IDE and SCSI drives or the primary operating system to boot using a SCSI hard disk drive. Boot Sequence (A,C) This field determines where the system looks first for an operating system. Options are A,C; A,CDROM,C; CDROM,C,A; CDROM A,C; D,A; E,A; F,A; C only; LS/ZIP,C; LAN,A,C; LAN,C,A; and C,A. The setup default setting, A,C, checks first the floppy disk and then the hard disk drive. Boot Up Floppy Seek (Disabled) When enabled, the BIOS will seek drive A one time. Floppy Disk Access Control (R/W) This allows protection of files from the computer system to be copied to floppy disk drives by allowing the setting of Read Only to only allow reads from the floppy disk drive but not writes. The setup default R/W allows both reads and writes. IDE HDD Block Mode Sectors (HDD MAX) This field enhances hard disk performance by making multi-sector transfers instead of one sector per transfer. Most IDE drives, except older versions, can utilize this feature. Selections are HDD MAX, Disabled, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32. HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability (Disabled) This field enables or disables S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) support for S.M.A.R.T.-capable hard disk drives. This technology requires an application that can display S.M.A.R.T. warning messages. PS/2 Mouse Function Control (Auto) The setting of Auto allows the system to detect a PS/2 Mouse on bootup. If detected, IRQ12 will be used for the PS/2 Mouse. If not detected, IRQ12 will be reserved for expansion cards. Enabled will reserve IRQ12 for the PS/2 Mouse. OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M (Disabled) When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than 64MB, you need to Enable this option otherwise leave this on the setup default of Disabled.... PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled) Some display cards that are nonstandard VGA, such as graphic accelerators or MPEG video cards may not show colors properly. Setting this to Enabled should correct this problem. Otherwise, leave this on the default setting of Disabled.

IV. BIOS SETUP Plug & Play/PCI 60
DMA x Used By ISA (No/ICU) These fields indicate whether or not the displayed DMA channel for each field is being used by a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Available options include: No/ICU and Yes. The first option, the default setting, indicates either that the displayed DMA channel is not used or an ICU is being used to determine if an ISA card is using that channel. If you install a legacy ISA card that requires a unique DMA channel, and you are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that channel to Yes. ISA MEM Block BASE (No/ICU) This field allows you to set the base address and block size of a legacy ISA card that uses any memory segment within the C800H and DFFFH address range. If you have such a card, and you are not using an ICU to specify its address range, select a base address from the six available options; the ISA MEM Block SIZE field will then appear for selecting the block size. If you have more than one legacy ISA card in your system that requires to use this address range, you can increase the block size to either 8K, 16K, 32K, or 64K. If you are using an ICU to accomplish this task, leave ISA MEM Block BASE to its default setting of No/ICU. SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS (Auto) Auto allows the BIOS to detect whether you have a Symbios SCSI card, if detected the onboard Symbios BIOS will be enabled, if not then it will be disabled. Disabled prevents the onboard Symbios BIOS to be enabled so that the external Symbios SCSI cards own BIOS can be used instead. Note: If your Symbios SCSI card does not have a BIOS the Symbios SCSI card will not function. USB Function (Disabled) This motherboard supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. Set to Enabled if you want to use USB devices. Your system must support USB function. The default setting is Disabled. USB IRQ (Auto) This field allows you to reserve an IRQ# (3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, or 15) for the USB to work. Auto assigns an IRQ# automatically to your USB device. If you are not using a USB device, you may disable this feature by setting it to NA to save an extra IRQ# for other devices or expansion cards. ONB VGA BIOS First (No) This field, when set to Yes, gives priority to the onboard VGA BIOS over other VGA controllers. The default setting is No.

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Uninstalling Programs

Add/Remove Programs is a basic component within Windows. You may use this function if a program does not provide its own uninstallayyytion program.
1. Double-click here to open the Add/Remove Programs Properties dialog box.
2. Select the program you wish to remove and click here.


ASUS PC Probe... 83 Starting ASUS PC Probe... 83 Using the ASUS PC Probe... 84 ASUS PC Probe Task Bar Icon... 87 SiS 530 Display Properties... 88 AudioRack32... 91 The Command Center... 92 The 3-D/Tone Controller... 93 The Miniature Mode.. 93 The Audio Mixer... 94 The Digital Audio Player.. 95 The MIDI Player... 96 The Compact Disk Player... 97 The Audio Recorder... 98 Release Notes... 99 Desktop Management Interface (DMI).. 100 VI. S/W REFERENCE Contents 82
ASUS PC Probe is a convenient utility to continuously monitor your computer systems vital components, such as fan rotations, voltages, and temperatures. It also has a utility that lets you review useful information about your computer, such as hard disk space, memory usage, and CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies through the DMI Explorer. VI. S/W REFERENCE ASUS PC Probe 83


Starting ASUS PC Probe
When ASUS PC Probe starts, a splash screen appears allowing you to select whether to show the screen again when you open PC Probe or not. To bypass this startup screen, clear the Show up in next execution check box.
To open ASUS PC Probe, click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, and then ASUS Utility, and then click Probe Vx.xx.
will appear on the taskbars system tray indicating The PC Probe icon that ASUS PC Probe is running. Clicking the icon will allow you to see the status of your PC.

Using ASUS PC Probe

Monitor Summary Shows a summary of the items being monitored. VI. S/W REFERENCE ASUS PC Probe 84


Shows what type of display adapter you are currently using. To install the software for a new display adapter, click Change.
NOTE: Your system may not show all of the settings here.
Shows what type of monitor you are currently using. To install the software for a new monitor, click Change.


Specifies the degree of acceleration you want for your graphics hardware. Full acceleration is the fastest and is recommended for most computers. If your ocmputer is having problems and you suspect graphics acceleration to be the cause, use the highest setting at which you do not have problems.

Video Setting

Allows you to adjust the brightness and contrast of the screen output. This function is available only in 16-bit color (high color, 65K-color) and 32-bit (true color plus 8 bits for an alpha channel, 16.7M-color) color depths.
VI. S/W REFERENCE SiS 530 Properties


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Color Management

Lists all the color profile currently associated with your monitor. Click a profile to make it the active profile. Otherwise, the default profile is the active profile.

Gamma Correction

Allows you to adjust the quality of your display according to your preference. Gamma correction is available only in 16-bit color and 24-bit color (true color, 16.7M-color) modes. In 16-bit color and 8-bit color (standard color, 256-color) modes, gamma correction function is not supported.
Sets the preferred tint of your display
Sets your monitors color mapping
Restores settings to Allows adjustment the original program of individual default channel
The AudioRack32 enables you to take advantage of your computers audio capabilities with all of the controls conveniently in one compact space. You can play audio CDs, wave files (in WAV and.AUD formats), and MIDI files (in.MID and.RMI formats). With the multisource Audio Mixer, you can blend these sources with linein and microphone sources any way you choose. You can then record your creations as wave files and edit them with the Audio Recorder. The AudioRack32 has six main parts: Command Centercustomizes the appearance of the AudioRack32. 3-D/Tone Controllergives your computer ambiient 3D sound, transmitting any sound played through the AudioRack32 into a wider arc. Audio Mixercontrols the volume and balance of the AudioRack32 devices. Digital Audio Playerplays and records files in the.WAV format. MIDI Playerenables you to play MIDI files. Compact Disk Playerenables you to play audio CDs on a CD-ROM drive. In addition, the AudioRack32 has a miniature mode enabling you to control the AudioRack32 while using minimal screen space. The Audio Recorder is a separate application from the AudioRack32. It can be used to add effects and edit files recorded with the Digital Audio Player or by the Audio Recorder itself. The Audio Recorder can be launched from the AudioRack32s Digital Audio Player or on its own. VI. S/W REFERENCE AudioRack 91

The Compact Disk Player

The Compact Disk Player Controls
plays the MIDI file currently loaded. goes back one file in the playlist. activates or deactivates the Pause goes forward one file in the playlist. stops the file currently playing. enables or disables the Auto Repeat. goes back one second in the MIDI file. opens the Set Playlist dialog box. goes forward one second in the MIDI file. ejects the CD from the CD-ROM drive.

The Audio Recorder

The Audio Recorder enables you to record, compress, store, and play back voice, music, and other sound. It provides settings for sound attributes such as mono/stereo, compression level, and sampling rate. You can use it to embed sound objects in documents created in applications that support object linking and embedding (OLE). The Audio Recorders edit, record, and playback capabilities are compatible with the Windows Sound Recorder and other recorders that record and play back in the PCM format. Like the Digital Audio Player, the Audio Recorder can record and play back.WAV and.AUD files. The Audio Recorder allows a choice of compression from low, medium, and high ESPCM and ADPCM. VI. S/W REFERENCE AudioRack 98
The Audio Recorder Controls
starts a new audio file. inserts the Clipboard audio at the cursor or replaces the selected portion. opens an audio file. mixes the Clipboard audio with the audio beginning at the cursor. saves an audio file. starts recording. reverses the last change you made to the current audio file. plays the currently loaded audio file. removes the selected portion of the audio file and stores it on the Clipboard. stops the file currently playing or recording. copies the selected audio portion to the Clipboard without removing it. determines the cursor position on the waveform.
The Audio Recorder Display
The four text boxes under the tool bar display the length in seconds of the selected part of the currently loaded file, the total length in seconds of the current file, whether the file is in stereo or mono, and the sampling rate in kilohertz. To the right of the text boxes is a box displaying the icon associated with the particular file. If a file has no icon associated with it, it is given a default icon.
This information is provided for convenience only. Information here is subject to change without prior notice. View the installation CD for any updated information in Readme text files. The AudioRack also provides detailed online help (click the Help button on the Command Center) VI. S/W REFERENCE AudioRack 99

Release Notes

Disable Eject Button on the CD Player
Under the Windows directory in the file auddrive.ini, there is a string DisableEjectButton=0 under the [cdplayer] section. If you would like to disable EJECT button on the CD player, you can change the value from 0 to 1. You need to close AudioRack and launch it again to make the new settings take effect.

Using AudioRack CD Player as Default CD Player
During installation, you will be asked if you want to use AudioRack CD player as the default CD player. Normally Windows 95 CD player is the default and will automatically run when an audio CD is inserted into the CD-ROM. If you answer Yes, the installation program will overwrite the value of the key [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT]\AudioCD\shell\play\command in the registry. You may switch back to Windows 95 CD player by resetting this key value.
Configuring Playback Mixer
The PCI audio chip offers eight inputs for the playback mixer, including Line, Wave, CD, Synth, Aux A, Aux B, Mic, and Mono In. AudioRack can only display six of them at a time. You may configure the settings by modifying the file auddrive.ini in the Windows directory. Under the section [MixerRak], you can enable or disable the display of each input by setting its corresponding binary value to 1(enable) or 0(disable).
Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
This motherboard supports DMI within the BIOS level and provides a DMI Configuration Utility to maintain the Management Information Format Database (MIFD). DMI is able to auto-detect and record information pertinent to a computers system such as the CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory size. The onboard BIOS will detect as many system information as possible and store those collected information in a 4KB block in the motherboards Flash EPROM and allow the DMI to retrieve data from this database. Unlike other BIOS software, the BIOS on this motherboard uses the same technology implemented for Plug and Play to allow dynamic real-time updating of DMI information versus creating a new BIOS image file and requiring the user to update the whole BIOS. This DMI Configuration Utility also allows the system integrator or end user to add additional information into the MIFD such as serial numbers, housing configurations, and vendor information. Those information not detected by the motherboard BIOS and has to be manually entered through the DMI Configuration Utility and updated into the MIFD. This DMI Configuration Utility provides the same reliability as PnP updating and will prevent the refreshing failures associated with updating the entire BIOS. VI. S/W REFERENCE DMI Utility 100

Starting the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
The DMI Configuration Utility (DMICFG2.EXE) must be used in real mode in order for the program to run, the base memory must be at least 180K. Memory managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by windows) must not be installed. You can boot up from a system diskette without AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files, REM HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or press <Shift>+<F5> during bootup to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files. 1. In Windows, copy DMICFG.EXE to your hard disk drive. 2. Restart your computer and press <Shift>+<F5> during bootup to enter safe mode command prompt. 3. Go to the directory containing DMICFG.EXE. 4. Type DMICFG and press <Enter> to run.
NOTE: The following screen displays are provided as examples only and may not reflect the screen contents on your system. Edit DMI (or delete) VI. S/W REFERENCE DMI Utility 101
Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
Use the (left-right) cursors to move the top menu items and the (up-down) cursor to move between the left hand menu items. The bottom of the screen will show the available keys for each screen. Press enter at the menu item to enter the right hand screen for editing. Edit component appears on top. The reversed color field is the current cursor position and the blue text are available for editing. The orange text shows auto-detected information and are not available for editing. The blue text Press [ENTER] for detail contains a second pop-up menu is available, use the + - (plus-minus) keys to change the settings. Enter to exit and save, ESC to exit and not save. If the user has made changes, ESC will prompt you to answer Y or N. Enter Y to go back to the left-hand screen and save, enter N to go back to left-hand screen and not save. If editing has not been made, ESC will send you back to the left hand menu without any messages.
A heading, *** BIOS Auto Detect ***, appears on the right for each menu item on the left side that has been auto detected by the system BIOS. A heading, *** User Modified ***, will appear on the right for menu items that have been modified by the user.


Technical specifications

Full description

ASUS P5S-B is an All-In-One Socket 7 mainboard based on Baby AT form factor. It features SiS 530 AGPset, which supports 512K/1MB L2 Cache and a range of existing Socket 7 processors. These processors not only include the new AMD K6-3 and K6-2 processors, but also Cyrix MII-300+ and the remaining Intel P55C-MMX processors. It has a built-in AGP 2X VGA (with an optional 8MB SDRAM) for vibrant 2D/3D image quality. This All-In-One also supports the very latest UltraDMA/66 IDE high-speed data transfer rate and optional ESS Solo-1 Audio for 3D surround capability.

Product TypeMotherboard
Form FactorBaby AT
Width9.6 in
Depth8.7 in
Compatible ProcessorsPentium MMX, K6-2, Cyrix MII, K6-III
Processor SocketSocket 7
Max Processor Speed233 MHz
Max Bus Speed100 MHz
Storage ControllerATA-66
Cache Memory TypeL2 cache - Pipeline Burst
Cache Memory Installed ( Max )512 KB / 1 MB (max)
RAM Installed ( Max )0 MB / 768 MB (max) - DIMM 168-pin
RAM TechnologySDRAM
Graphics ControllerAGP
Video MemorySDRAM
Video Memory Supported8 MB
Audio OutputSound card - PCI
Sound Output Mode3D Sound - 16-bit
Max Sample Rate44.1 kHz
Compliant StandardsSound Blaster, Sound Blaster 16/Pro
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slot(s)2 ( 2 ) x ISA - full-length 4 ( 4 ) x PCI - full-length 1 ( 1 ) x processor - Socket 7 3 ( 3 ) x memory - DIMM 168-pin
Storage InterfacesATA-66 - connector(s): 2 x 40pin IDC
Interfaces1 x USB 2 x serial - RS-232 1 x parallel - IEEE 1284 (EPP/ECP) 1 x keyboard - generic - 5 pin DIN 1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 pin IDC 1 x audio 1 x display / video - VGA
Package TypeRetail
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support DetailsTechnical support
Universal Product Identifiers
Part NumberP5S-B



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