Asus M2N68-AM PLUS User Manual

Asus M2N68-AM PLUS Manual

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    M2N68-AM PLUS Motherboard
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    ...serial number of the product is defaced or missing. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,... OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH ... and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights...
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    Contents Notices...v Safety information...vi About this guide...vi M2N68-AM PLUS specifications summary...viii Chapter 1: Product introduction 1.1 1.2 1.2.1 1.2.2 Before you proceed...1-1 ... Managing and updating your BIOS...2-1 ASUS Update utility...2-1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility...2-2 ...
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    ...and SATA 1~4...2-5 System Information...2-6 JumperFree Configuration...2-6 CPU Configuration...2-8 Chipset...2-9 Onboard Devices Configuration...10 USB Configuration...2-10 Suspend Mode...2-11 ACPI 2.0 Support...2-11 ACPI APIC Support...2-11 APM Configuration...2-12 HW Monitor Configuration...2-12 Boot...
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    ... frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. .... Canadian Department of Communications Statement This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from...
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    ... If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. About this guide This user guide contains ...This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. Chapter 2: BIOS information This chapter tells how to ...
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    ...take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury ... added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package. Bold text ... keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+). Example: ++ Means...
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    M2N68-AM PLUS specifications summary CPU AMD® Socket AM2+ / AM2 for AMD Phenom™ II / Phenom™ / Athlon™ FX / ... 32-bit and 64-bit computing AMD Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology * Refer to www.asus.com for AMD CPU support list GeForce 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a 2000 / 1600 MT/s Dual-channel...
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    M2N68-AM PLUS specifications summary Internal I/O connectors 3 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0/1.1 ports 1 x IDE connector 4 ...100/66 cable 1 x I/O shield uATX Form factor: 9.6'' x 8.2'' (24.4cm x 20.8cm) Drivers ASUS PC Probe II ASUS LiveUpdate Utilitys Anti-Virus software (OEM...
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    Chapter 1 Product introduction Thank you for buying an ASUS® M2N68-AM PLUS motherboard! Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in your motherboard package. Refer to page ix for...
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    ...-4 ,and5-8) ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V) CPU fan connector (4-pin CPU_FAN) AM2/AM2+ CPU socket DDR2 DIMM slots Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1-4) IDE connector (40-pin PRI-EIDE) ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS 1-2
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    ...940-pin socket designed for the AMD Opteron™ processor. Ensure that you use a CPU that is designed for the AM2/AM2+ socket. The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU! 1.4 ...
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    ... cooling system to support a full memory load (2 DIMMs) or overclocking conditions. M2N68-AM PLUS Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-667MHz capability ... Qimonda Micron Hynix Apacer Elpida ADATA ADATA ADATA PSC PSC GEIL G.SKILL PSC ELIXIR Hynix DIMM support A B ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS 1-4
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    ...-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package(EPP) SN:00482080600160-1 GL2L128M88BA25AB Chip Brand N/A OCZ GEIL DIMM support A B •  Due to AM2+ CPU limitation, only one DDR2 1066 is supported per channel. •  The default DIMM frequency depends on its Serial ...
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    ... the PCI Express specifications. PCI Express x1 slot 1.5.5 This motherboard supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications. ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS 1-6 PCI Express x16 slot
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    ... to overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature. Shut down and reboot ... to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low... S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in ...
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    ...mouse. Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other devices. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows 10/100 PHY connection to a Local Area... connection 1 Gbps connection ACT/LINK LED Status OFF YELLOW BLINKING LED LED (Orange) (Green) LAN port ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS 1-8
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    ... Serial Bus (USB) ports connect to USB 2.0 devices. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor... of the Serial ATA 3Gb/s is faster than the standard parallel ATA with 133MB/s (Ultra DMA133). Install the Windows® XP Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA. 1-9 Chapter 1: ...
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    2. The onboard IDE connector is for an Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable. There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133 / 100 / 66 signal cable: blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard's IDE connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your devices...
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    ... motherboard! The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately. 5. The CPU fan connector supports cooling fans of 350mA~740mA ... cable matches the ground pin of the connector. DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan cable to... fan connector. Only the CPU fan supports the ASUS Q-Fan feature. CPU fan connector ...
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    .... 7. This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings. Speaker connector (4- pin SPEAKER) ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS 1-12
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    8. This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL) • System power LED (2-pin ... power. This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either High Definition Audio or AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of ...
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    ...) port. Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. The S/PDIF module is purchased separately. ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS 1-14
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    ... Windows® XP/Vista Operating Systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version ... install Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the drivers for better ... system stability. 1.8.2 The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains drivers, software applications,...
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    ...with the motherboard package. ASUS Update utility Installing ASUS Update: 1. 2. 3. Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears. Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update. Follow the onscreen instructions to ...
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    ... V3.06 FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005 Current ROM BOARD: M2N68-AM PLUS VER: 0208 DATE: 01/16/2009 PATH: A:\ A: Update ROM BOARD: Unknown VER: Unknown ...DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure! 2-2 ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS
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    ...USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition supports ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than 8GB... Doing so can cause system boot failure! The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website...
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    ... They may not exactly match what you see on your screen. • Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. 2.3 When you ... set the system time. System Time [xx:xx:xx] System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS Allows you to set the system date.
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    ... the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA mode ... to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the...
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    ...profile. Configuration options: [Auto] [Overclock 3%] [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 7%] PCIE Overclocking [Auto] 2-6 Configures the PCIE overclocking options. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS
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    ... item appears only when the PCIE Overclocking item is set to [Manual]. PCIE Clock [100] Allows you to manually... the memory clock mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] The following item appears only when you set the Memory Clock Mode item to [Manual]. Memclock Value [200 MHz] Allows you to...
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    ... _PCT objects. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] CPU Prefetching [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the CPU prefetching. Configuration options: [Enabled][Disabled] 2-8 ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS
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    ...[XOR of Address bits [20:16,9] ] Enable Clock to All DIMMs [Disabled] Enables or disables unused clocks to DIMMs even memory slots are not populated. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID [Disabled] Memory Hole Remapping [Enabled] DCT Unganged Mode [Auto] Enables or...
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    ...no USB device is detected, the item shows None. USB Configuration USB Functions [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the USB functions.Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-10 ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS
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    ...no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].... Suspend Mode ACPI Version Support ACPI APIC Support APM Configuration Hardware ... in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled] ACPI...
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    ... output. Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-12 ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS
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    ...Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then press
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    .... The message "Password Installed" appears after you set your password successfully. To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password. 2-14 ASUS M2N68-AM PLUS
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    ...], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always] 2.7 Main Tools ... Tools Exit Press ENTER to run the utility to select and update BIOS. This utility doesn't support : 1.NTFS format ASUS EZ Flash 2 AI NET2 2.7.1 Allows you ...
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