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    Motherboard M3N78 PRO
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    ..., AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED ...
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    Contents Contents...iii Notices...vii Safety information...viii About this guide...ix M3N78 PRO specifications summary...xi Chapter 1: 1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome!...1-1 Package contents...1-1 Special features...1-2 1.3.1 1.3.2 1.3.3 Product highlights...1-2 ASUS unique ...
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    ... switch...3-2 Powering up Chapter 4: 4.1 Managing and updating your BIOS...4-1 4.1.1 4.1.2 4.1.3 4.1.4 4.1.5 ASUS Update utility...4-1 Creating a bootable floppy disk...4-4 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility...4-5 Updating the BIOS...4-6 Saving the current BIOS file...4-8 ...
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    ...5.2.6 5.2.7 Running the support DVD...5-1 Drivers menu...5-2 Utilities menu...5-3 Make Disk menu...5-5 Manual menu...5-6 ASUS Contact information...5-6 Other information...5-7 ASUS MyLogo2™...5-9 Chapter 5: Software support 5.3 Software information...5-9 5.3.1 
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    ... 5.5.1 5.5.2 Cool 'n' Quiet!™ Technology...5-11 Audio configurations...5-14 ASUS PC Probe II...5-22 ASUS AI Suite...5-28 ASUS AI Gear 2...5-30 ASUS AI Nap...5-31 ASUS Q-Fan 2...5-32 ASUS AI Booster...5-33 ASUS Express Gate...5-34 RAID definitions...5-42 NVIDIA® RAID configurations...
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    Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two ... been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide ...
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    ... you add a device. Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power cables are unplugged. Seek professional ... retailer. Operation safety Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals that came with the package....
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    ... the contents of the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package and the software. • Chapter 6: nVIDIA Hybrid ... information and for product and software updates. 1. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides... been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package. ix...
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    Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury ...brackets. Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line: awdflash� M3N78.bin Italics
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    M3N78 PRO specifications summary CPU AMD® Socket AM2/AM2+ for Phenom™ FX / Phenom™ / Athlon™ / Sempron™ processors ... up to 16 GB system memory *DDR2 1066 is supported by AM2+ CPUs only. Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists). ** When...
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    M3N78 PRO specifications summary IEEE 1394 USB ASUS unique features LSI® FW322 controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (1 at mid-board; 1 on ...- ASUS 4+1 Phase Power Design - ASUS AI Gear 2 - ASUS AI Nap - ASUS Q-Fan 2 ASUS Crystal Sound: - ASUS Noise Filter ASUS EZ DIY: - ASUS Q-Shield...
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    M3N78 PRO specifications summary Internal I/O connectors 3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports 1 x Floppy disk drive connector 1 x COM ... 8 Mb Flash ROM, Award BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2 Drivers Express Gate ASUS AI Suite ASUS PC Probe II ASUS ...
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    xiv
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    This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. Chapter 1: Product introduction 1
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    Chapter summary 1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome!...1-1 Package contents...1-1 Special features...1-2 1 ASUS M3N78 PRO
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    1.1 Welcome! Thank you for buying an ASUS® M3N78 PRO motherboard! The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest ... it, check the items in your package with the list below. 1.2 Package contents ASUS M3N78 PRO Check your motherboard package for the following items. Motherboard Cables...
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    ... on the environment. AMD® Socket AM2+ Phenom™ FX / Phenom / Athlon™ / Sempron™ CPU support This motherboard supports AMD® Socket AM2+ multi-core processors with ... AM2 Athlon™ Series / Sempron™ CPU support This motherboard supports AMD® Socket AM2 Athlon™ Series / Sempronମ.
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    ...motherboard is bundled with an HDMI-to-DVI conversion adaptor. PCIe 2.0 support This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth which enhances ...camcorders, storage peripherals, and other PC portable devices. See page 2-25 and 2-32 for details. ASUS M3N78 PRO 1-3
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    S/PDIF digital sound ready This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater ... bootup speed depends on system configurations. ASUS Express Gate supports installation on USB devices ... Solution ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the overclocking ...
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    ... wrong cable connections. See page 2-40 for details. ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined hotkey to ... a bootable diskette or using an OS-based flash utility. See page 4-5 and 4-35 for details. ASUS M3N78 PRO 1-5
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    ... achieve maximum system performance. AI Booster The ASUS AI Booster allows you to overclock the CPU speed in Windows environment without the ...the BIOS. See page 5-33 for details. C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting ...
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    This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard. Chapter 2: Hardware information 2
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    Chapter summary 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Before you proceed...2-1 Motherboard overview...2-2 Central Processing Unit (CPU)...2-6 System memory...2-11 Expansion slots...2-21 Jumper...2-24 Connectors...2-25 ASUS M3N78 PRO
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    ... that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-1
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    ... you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. Make sure to unplug the power cord before...Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can ...
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    2.2.3 Motherboard layout Refer to 2.7 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and internal connectors. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-3
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    ...3. 4. Layout contents DDR2 DIMM slots PCI slots PCI Express x1 slots PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot Page 2-11 2-22 2-22 2-23 Page 2-24 Jumper Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) Rear panel connectors 1 PS/2 keyboard port (purple) 2. IEEE 1394a port 3. LAN (RJ-45) port. 4. Center/Subwoofer port (orange) 5....
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    ...) 13. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) connector (16-pin VGA) 14. System panel connector (20-8-pin PANEL) 15. ASUS Q-Connector (system panel) Page 2-28 2-29 2-30 2-31 2-32 2-33 2-34 2-35 2-36 2-37 2-37 2-38 2-38 2-39 2-40 ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-5
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    2.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU) The motherboard comes with an AM2+/AM2 socket designed for AMD Socket AM2+ Phenom FX / Phenom / ...CPU: Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard. 2. Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways, then lift it up to a 90º angle. Socket ...
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    ... the gold triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place. 4. Gold triangle Small ... that it is locked. Install a CPU heatsink and fan following the instructions that came with the heatsink package. 6. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-7
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    ... you use only AMD-certified heatsink and fan assembly. To install the CPU heatsink and... base. The retention module base is already installed on the motherboard upon purchase. You do not have...remove the retention module base when installing the CPU or installing other motherboard components. If you ...
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    ... base, otherwise you cannot snap the retention bracket in place. 4. Push down the retention bracket lock on the retention mechanism to secure the heatsink and fan to the module base. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-9
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    ... When the fan and heatsink assembly is in place, connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN. • • Do not forget to connect the ... fail to plug this connector. This connector is backward compatiable with old 3-pin CPU fan. 2-10 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    2.4 2.4.1 System memory Overview The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets: Channel Channel A Channel B Sockets DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2 ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-11
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    ...32-bit operation system, a total memory of less than 3GB is recommended. This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128 Mb chips. • • • • Due to OS limitation, this motherboard can only support up to 16 GB on the operating systems listed ...
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    M3N78 PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-1066MHz capability for AM2+ CPU Size ... Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package HYB18T 512800CF19F 5-5-5-15 5-5-5-15 5-5-5-15 6 M3N78 PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-800MHz...DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS SS DS Part No. ...
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    M3N78 PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-800MHz capability for AM2+ CPU (cont.) Size Vendor Chip No. CL Chip Brand KINGMAX KINGMAX ELPIDA ... DS DS DS SS SS SS DS DS DS DS SS DS SS DS DS DS SS DS Part No. DIMM socket support (Optional) A* KLDC28F-A8KI5 KLDD48F-ABKI5 KVR800D2N5/512 ...
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    M3N78 PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-800MHz capability for AM2+ ...-25KC U2S12D30TP-8E U2S12D30TP-8E N/A N/A 5 5 N/A 5 5 N/A N/A M3N78 PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) ... ELPIDA N/A G.SKILL N/A N/A N/A Hynix KINGMAX KINGSTON ELPIDA MICRON KINGSTON ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-15
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    M3N78 PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-667MHz capability for AM2+ CPU (cont.) Size Vendor Chip No. CL Chip Brand SS/ DS DS DS ...DS SS DS SS SS DS DS DS SS SS SS DS DS SS DS DS SS DS DS DS Part No. DIMM socket support (Optional) A* KVR667D2N5/2G KVR667D2N5/2G NT 512T64U88B0BY-3C ...
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    M3N78 PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-800MHz capability for AM2 ... SS SS DS SS SS DS DS SS DS SS DS Part ...-25D A3R12E3HEF641B9A05 A3R12E3HEF641B9A05 E2508AB-GE-E N2TU51280BE-25C 5 N/A 5-5-5 5-5-5 5 5-5-5 5-5-5 N/A 4 5 4 4 4 5 5 N/A N/A N/A N/A 5 5 N/A 5 5 5 N/A ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-17
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    M3N78 PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-667MHz capability for AM2 CPU Size Vendor Chip No. CL Chip Brand KINGSTON N/A MICRON KINGSTON ... SS DS DS SS DS DS SS DS SS SS DS SS DS DS SS SS DS SS Part No. DIMM socket support (Optional) A* KVR667D2N5/512 KVR667D2N5/256 KVR667D2N5/256 ...
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    .... • C*: Supports four modules inserted into both the yellow slots and the black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-19
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    ... so can cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components. To install a DIMM: 1. 2. 3. Unlock a... DIMM. The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. DO not install DDR... press the retaining clips outward to unlock the DIMM. Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the...
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    ... to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. 2.5.1 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Installing an expansion card To install an expansion card: Before ..., conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-21
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    ...available for ISA or PCI devices. IRQ assignments for this motherboard PCIE x16_1 USB 1.0 controller 1 USB ...shared E F shared G H 2.5.4 PCI slots The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI... of the slots. 2.5.5 PCI Express x1 slots This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network...
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    2.5.6 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot This motherboard supports PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphics cards that complies with the PCI Express specifications. ... the Hybird Power function under Hybrid SLI™ mode. Visit www.nvidia.com/hybridsli for more information about Hybrid SLI™ support. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-23
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    ... the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data. Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on ... due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values. Due to the...
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    ... the side speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration. Refer to the audio configuration table on the next page for the function of the audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-25
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    ...is for a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) connector. • This motherboard comes with dual-VGA outputs that features different displays on ...both the onboard VGA and HDMI ports. With the bundled HDMI-to-DVI conversion adapter, this motherboard can also support DVI output. Playback of HD DVD...
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    ... HDTV screen. To resize your HDTV desktop: 1. 2. 3. 4. Install NVIDIA Chipset Driver Program from the motherboard support DVD. Right-click the desktop and select... NVIDIA Control Panel appears only when you are using an HDTV compliance resolution such as 480i, 720i, or 1080i. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-27
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    2.7.2 1. Internal connectors Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY) This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive. Pin 5 on the ...
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    ... cable. There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 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 device. Drive jumper setting Single device Two devices Cable-Select or ...
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    ...set using these connectors, set the SATA Operation Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID]. Before creating a RAID set, refer to the manual bundled in the motherboard support DVD. SATA 5-6 connectors support AHCI mode and RAID mode only. Make sure to install ...
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    ... cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and then ...to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports front panel USB ports. The USB module is purchased separately. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-31
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    ... system chassis. Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage the motherboard! You can connect the front panel 1394 cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (1394, red) first, and then install the Q-Connector (1394) to the 1394 ...
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    ...the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors! Only the CPU_FAN and CHA_FAN 1 connectors support the ASUS Q FAN2 feature. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-33
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    7. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS) This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to this connector when ...
  • Asus M3N78 PRO | User Manual - Page 59
    ... Specification 2.0-compliant (500W) PSU has been tested to support the motherboard power requirements with the following configuration: CPU: AMD FX-62 Memory 1024 MB DDR2-... x16 NVIDIA 7900GTX Serial ATA device: SATA hard disk drive (x2) Optical drives: DVD-RW • • • • ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-35
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    ... a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard's high-definition audio capability. If you want to ...front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel Support Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio]; if you want to connect an AC'97 front panel ...
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    ... (4-pin CD) These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card. 11.... cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. The COM module is purchased separately. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-37
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    ... 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. 13. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) connector (16-pin VGA) This connector is for the onboard VGA connection, allowing you to connect a display device to ...
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    ... ON turns the system OFF. • Reset button (2-pin RESET) This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power. ASUS M3N78 PRO 2-39
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    ... respective front panel cable labels. 2. Install the ASUS Q-Connector to the system panel connector, making sure the orientation matches the labels on the motherboard. 3. The front panel functions are now enabled. The figure shows the Q-Connector ...
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    This chapter describes the power up sequence, the vocal POST messages, and ways of shutting down the system. Chapter 3: Powering up 3
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    Chapter summary 3.1 3.2 Starting up for the first time...3-1 Turning off the computer...3-2 3 ASUS M3N78 PRO
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    ... No keyboard detected No memory detected No VGA detected Hardware component failure 7. At power on, hold down the key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions in Chapter 4. ASUS M3N78 PRO 3-1
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    ...four seconds puts the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Refer to section 4.5 Power Menu in Chapter 4 for details. 3-2...
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    This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. Chapter 4: BIOS setup 4
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    Chapter summary 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Managing and updating your BIOS...4-1 BIOS setup program...4-9 Main menu...4-13 Advanced menu...4-18 Power menu...4-27 Boot menu...4-31 Tools menu...4-35 Exit menu...4-37 4 ASUS M3N78 PRO
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    ... utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup. 1. 2. 3. ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.) ASUS.... Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update. The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system. ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-1
  • Asus M3N78 PRO | User Manual - Page 72
    ...BIOS through the Internet To update the BIOS through the Internet: 1. Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows®... > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears. 2. Select Update BIOS from the Internet... menu, then click Next. 3. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid...
  • Asus M3N78 PRO | User Manual - Page 73
    ... the drop‑down menu, then click Next. 3. 4. Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Open. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process. M3N78.bin M3N78 ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-3
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    ... from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy Disk window appears. e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the ... the Create an MS-DOS startup disk check box. e. Click Start. 2. Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy disk. 4-4 Chapter 4: ...
  • Asus M3N78 PRO | User Manual - Page 75
    ... ROM Utility B327 FLASH TYPE: Winbond W25X80 8Mb SPI Current ROM Update ROM BOARD: Unknown BOARD: M3N78 PRO VER: Unknown VER: 0109 DATE: Unknown DATE: 02/26/... Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure! ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-5
  • Asus M3N78 PRO | User Manual - Page 76
    ... update the BIOS using this utility. 1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for the ...AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.33 (C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved For MCP78-M3N78-PRO-00 Flash Type File Name to Program: DATE:01/08/2008 Message: Please...
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    ... Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved For MCP78-M3N78-PRO-00 Flash Type File ...Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved For MCP78-M3N78-PRO-00 Flash Type File ...Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved For MCP78-M3N78-PRO-00 Flash Type DATE:...Continue Write OK F1 Reset No Update Write Fail ASUS M3N78 PRO ...
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    ...Flash Utility for ASUS V1.33 (C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved For MCP78-M3N78-PRO-00 Flash Type File Name ... Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved For MCP78-M3N78-PRO-00 Flash Type File Name ... Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved For MCP78-M3N78-PRO-00 Flash Type DATE:01/...
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    ... are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. • • ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-9
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    ... 15 : 30 : 36 Mon, Dec 24 2007 [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [ST321122A] [ASUS DVDS520/A] [None] [None] [None] [None] [Disabled] 1024MB 991MB ... only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS information. 4-10 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    ... is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press to display a list of options. Refer to 4.2.7 Pop-up window. ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-11
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    ...then press to display a pop-up window with the configuration options for that item. Main Advanced ...IDE Master [ST321122A] Primary IDE Slave [ASUS CDS520/A] SATA1 [None] Disabled ...[ ] SATA3... corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. 4-12 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...
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    ..., 3.5 in.] Allows you to set the system time. Allows you to set the system date. Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-13
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    ... formatted on a previous system, the setup BIOS may detect incorrect parameters. Select [Manual] to manually enter the IDE hard disk drive parameters. If no drive is installed select [None]. Configuration options: [None] [Auto] [Manual] 4-14 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
  • Asus M3N78 PRO | User Manual - Page 85
    ... new IDE hard disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active. ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-15
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    4.3.5 SATA1/2/3/4 While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial ATA devices. ... display the SATA device information. Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Main SATA1 ...: Setup Defaults F10: Save and Exit The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items...
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    ... 4.3.8 Installed Memory [xxx MB] Usable Memory [XXX MB] Shows the size of installed memory. This item is not configurable. Shows the size of usable memory. This item is not configurable. ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-17
  • Asus M3N78 PRO | User Manual - Page 88
    ...the system to malfunction. The configuration options for the Advanced menu items vary depending on the CPU and DIMMs you install on the motherboard. Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Main Advanced Power Boot Tools Exit Select Menu Item ...
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    ... you to set the overclocking options. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Overclock 3%] [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 8%] [Overclock 10%] CPU VTT Voltage [AUTO] Allows you to ... the desired values using the numeric keypad and press the key. The values range from 100 to 200. ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-19
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    ...LAN (RJ-45) port. Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced AI... options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4.4.3 CPU Configuration Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility... and control AMD Phenom(tm)9600 Quad-Core Processor CPU Speed... press to edit. Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced DRAM...
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    ... [PCI-E] Hybrid Support [Disable] Allows you to enable or disable the Hybrid SLI function if you install a Hybrid SLIsupport graphics card. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disable]. ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-21
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    ... depending on the total memory size you install on the motherboard. Onboard GPU [Auto] Allows you ...16 ] [Auto] CPU Spread Spectrum [Disabled] Set to [Disabled] to enhance FSB overclocking ability ...spread spectrum setting. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Down Spread] 4-22 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    ...] Select Menu Item Specific Help Legacy ISA for devices compliant with the original PC AT bus specification, PCI/ ISA PnP for devices compliant with the Plug and Play standard ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-23
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    ...] [4096] 4.4.6 Onboard Device Configuration Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced Onboard Device ...Address IDE Function Setup Advanced Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Select Menu Item ... PIO read prefetch mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4-24 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    ... panel audio module supports. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio] HDMI Audio [Auto] Allows you to disable or enable the HDMI Audio function. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-25
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    ...USB Configuration Advanced USB Configuration Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Select Menu Item Specific Help USB Controller USB 2.0 Controller USB Legacy support [Enabled] ... legacy operating systems (OS). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4-26 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    ...power loss Restore on AC Power Loss [Power-Off] Allows you to enable or disable the Restore on AC Power Loss function. Configuration options: [Power-Off] [Power-On] [Last State] ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-27
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    ...=23]---hour [Min=0] [Max=59]---minute [Min=0] [Max=59]---second HPET Support [Enabled] The hardware High Precision Efficient Timer (HPET) is to increase the ...Disable this feature if your system is running under XP environment. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4-28 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    ... or disable the CPU Q-Fan controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The CPU Q-Fan Profile item becomes user-configurable when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature. ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-29
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    ... onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU temperatures. These items are not user-configurable. ... rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows 0 RPM. These items are not user-configurable. CPU Fan Speed Warning...
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    ...-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Boot Removable Drives Select Menu Item Specific Help 1. Floppy Disks 1. Floppy Disks Allows you to assign a removable drive attached to the system. ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-31
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    ...x x Boot Settings Configuration Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Boot Boot Settings ... 250 [Non-OS2] [Enabled] [All Errors] Item Specific Help Allows the system to skip certain tests while ... keystrokes begin to repeat. Configuration options: [250] [500] [750] [1000] 4-32 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    ...display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature. Halt On [All Errors] Allows you to set ...field and press twice. The following message appears: PASSWORD DISABLED !!! Press any key to continue... ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-33
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    ... about passwords The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program preventing unauthorized access.... cell battery. If you need to erase the CMOS RAM, refer to section 2.6 Jumper for instructions. Password Check This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS ...
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    ... B327 FLASH TYPE: Winbond W25X80 8Mb SPI Current ROM Update ROM BOARD: Unknown BOARD: M3N78 PRO VER: Unknown VER: 0109 DATE: Unknown DATE: 02/26/2008 ... [Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch [B] Backup [ESC] Exit [Up/Down/Home/End] Move ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-35
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    ...Enabled] [10] [No] Item Specific Help Express Gate [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Express Gate feature. The ASUS Express ... to the Internet browser and Skype. Refer to section 5.3.10 ASUS Express Gate for details. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled...
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    ... you made and restore the previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select YES to discard any changes and load the previously saved values. ASUS M3N78 PRO 4-37
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    4-38 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package. Chapter 5: Software support 5
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    Chapter summary 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Installing an operating system...5-1 Support DVD information...5-1 Software information...5-9 RAID configurations...5-42 Creating a RAID driver disk...5-50 5 ASUS M3N78 PRO
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    5.1 Installing an operating system This motherboard supports Windows® XP/64-bit XP/Vista/64-bit Vista operating systems (OS). Always install the ... the contents of the support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-1
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    ... if the system detects installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices. ASUS InstAll - Installation Wizard for Drivers NVIDIA ... through the installation wizard. Installs the NVIDIA® chipset drivers for the NVIDIA GeForce 8300 chipset. Installs the Realtek® ALC1200 audio ...
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    ... Utilities menu The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard supports. ASUS Express Gate Installer Click to display the next page Click to... you keep your computer in healthy operating condition. ASUS AI Suite Installs the ASUS AI Suite. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-3
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    ASUS Update Allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS website. Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet connection so you can connect to the ASUS website. ASUS Cool'n'Quiet Utility This item installs the ASUS Cool'n'Quiet utility. ...
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    ... configuration under Windows® Vista, please install the AHCI/RAID driver through the motherboard support DVD/DVD or a USB device. Find RAID driver ... the path below: Drivers\Chipset\Disk\RAID Find AHCI driver in the support DVD/DVD through the path below: Drivers\Chipset\Disk\AHCI ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-5
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    ... Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a user manual file. 5.2.6 ASUS Contact information Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide. 5-6 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ... icon to display the specified information. Motherboard Info Displays the general specifications of the motherboard. Browse this DVD Displays the support DVD contents in graphical format. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-7
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    Technical support Form Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when requesting technical support. File list Displays the contents of the support DVD and a brief description of each in text format. 5-8 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ... from the drop down menu, then click Next. When prompted, locate the new BIOS file, then click Next. The ASUS MyLogo window appears. From the left window pane, select the folder that contains the image you intend to use as your boot logo. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-9
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    .... 8. Adjust the boot image to your desired size by selecting a value on the Ratio box. 9. When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original BIOS to load the new boot logo. 10. After flashing the BIOS, restart the computer to ...
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    5.3.2 Cool 'n' Quiet!™ Technology The motherboard supports the AMD Cool 'n' Quiet!™ Technology that dynamically and automatically change the CPU speed, voltage, and amount ...From the Power schemes combo list box, select Minimal Power Management. Click OK to effect settings. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-11
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    ... and fan assembly with monitor chip If you purchased a separate heatsink and fan package, use the ASUS Q-Fan technology feature to automatically adjust the CPU fan speed according to your system loading. 5-12 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ...time CPU Frequency and voltage. Make sure to install the Cool 'n' Quiet!™ software from the motherboard support CD/DVD. Refer to section 5.2.3 Utilities menu for details. ...The Cool 'n' Quiet!™ technology screen appears and displays the current CPU Frequency and CPU Voltage. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-13
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    ... The software provides Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF Out support, and interrupt capability. The CODEC also includes the ...the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support CD/DVD that came with the motherboard package. If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, ...
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    .... In the Windows Vista™ environment, Realtek HD Audio Manager automatically detects devices connected to the analog/digital ports and shows corresponding configuration options tabs. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-15
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    ... output port as the default audio output device. Click the Sound Effects sub-tab for options on changing the ... audio channel options and test. Click the Sound Effects sub-tab for options on changing the ... output format. Click to effect the Speakers settings and exit. 5-16 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ...eliminate surrounding noise interferences. Click the Default Format sub-tab for options on changing the default audio input format. Click to effect the Microphone settings and exit. 3. 4. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-17
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    ... button Information button Information Click the information button ( ) to display information about the audio driver version, DirectX version, audio controller, audio codec, and ... the window. Exit Click the exit button ( ) to exit the Realtek HD Audio Manager. 5-18 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ... the control tabs and dragging them up and down until you get the desired levels. Click the next button ( ) to display more menu options. 4. Click to effect the Mixer settings and exit. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-19
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    ...tab. Click the drop-down menu to select the channel configuration. The control settings window displays the status of connected devices. Click for analog and digital options. .... Click Click to start microphone calibration. to effect the Microphone settings and exit. 5-20 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ...Demo tab. Click the option buttons to change the sound, moving path, or environment settings. Click Click to test your settings. to effect the 3D Audio Demo settings and exit. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-21
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    ... enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder. Double-... file to start installation. 2. 3. Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS PC Probe II. Follow the screen instructions to complete installation. Launching PC ...
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    ... panels section for details. Preference You can customize the application using the Preference section in the main window. Click the box before each preference to activate or deactivate. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-23
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    ... value of a system sensor such as fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages. The hardware monitor ... also adjust the threshold values using the Config window. You cannot adjust the sensor threshold ... monitoring panel. Click to increase value Click to decrease value 5-24 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ...(Desktop Management Interface) browser. This browser displays various desktop and system information. Click the plus sign (+) before DMI Information to display the available information. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-25
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    .... Usage The Usage browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk drive space, and memory usage. Click to display the Usage browser. CPU usage The CPU tab displays realtime CPU usage in line graph representation. If the CPU has an enabled Hyper­‑Threading, two separate line ...
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    ... temperature scale. Loads the default threshold values for each sensor Applies your changes Cancels or ignores your changes Loads your saved configuration Saves your configuration ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-27
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    5.3.5 ASUS AI Suite ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch AI Gear 2, AI Booster, AI ...install AI Suite on your computer: Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your ...from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS > AI Suite > AI Suite v1.xx.xx....
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    .../PCIE voltage, and CPU/ chassis fan speed Displays the FSB/CPU frequency Click on right corner of the expanded window to switch the temperature from degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-29
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    5.3.6 ASUS AI Gear 2 ASUS AI Gear 2 provides four system performance options that allows you ...power consumption. After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch AI Gear ... Performance Medium Performance High Performance Maximum Power Saving 5-30 Chapter 5: Software support
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    5.3.7 ASUS AI Nap This feature allows you to minimize the power consumption of your computer whenever you are away. Enable this feature for minimum power... Suite icon on the OS taskbar, select AI Nap and click Use power button. Unclick the the item to switch the function back. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-31
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    5.3.8 ASUS Q-Fan 2 This ASUS Q-Fan 2 Control feature allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU Q-Fan 2 or the Chassis Q-Fan 2.... Click the drop-down menu button and display the fan names. Select CPU Q-Fan 2 or CHASSIS Q-Fan 2. Click the box of Enable Q-Fan 2 to ...
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    5.3.9 ASUS AI Booster The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in WIndows® environment without the hassle of ...to use the default settings, adjust CPU/ Memory/PCI-E frequency manually, or create and apply your personal overclocking configurations. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-33
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    ..., Skype, or other Express Gate softwares. Installing ASUS Express Gate • ASUS Express Gate supports installation on SATA HDDs (IDE mode). Set the SATA Operation Mode item in the BIOS to [IDE] before installing ASUS Express Gate . ASUS Express Gate supports installation on USB HDDs and ...
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    ... that the software is already running. This means that you can switch to it without any delay. In the rare case where an software stops responding, right-click on its icon to force close it. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-35
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    ... common-used hot-keys for Express Gate. Function Power-off Continue to boot OS Enter BIOS setup Enter Boot selection pop-up In the Express Gate Environment: Key ... and/or wireless [optional]). LAN1 and LAN2 refer to the two RJ-45 network ports on your computer. 5-36 Chapter 5: Software support
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    • • The number of the LAN ports may differ from motherboards. You can connect the LAN cable to either port, and Express Gate will automatically use ...to phones all over the world. Opens the Configuration Panel, which lets you specify network settings and other preferences. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-37
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    ... lets you conveniently access the files on a USB drive. If a USB device is detected, the icon contains a green arrow. ASUS Express Gate supports file uploading and downloading on USB drives in FAT16/32 format only. Shows network status; click to configure ...
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    .... Open Configuration Panel 2. Open Network. Network 3. Make the proper network configurations. Each network interface is enabled immediately when you check the box next to it. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-39
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    ... click Setup to configure the static IP settings manually. If you use wireless, click Setup... connected directly to your DSL/cable modem (no router in between), click Setup for xDSL/...enabled, the port it uses will automatically be unchecked and grayed out. • • 5-40 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ...version of the software on the support DVD or download new versions from the ASUS support website. To update Express Gate: 1. 2. 3. 4. Double-click the Express Gate setup file ...software. OR Double click the Express Gate setup file, choose Repair, and click Next to continue. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-41
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    5.4 RAID configurations The motherboard comes with the NVIDIA GeForce 8300 chipset that allows you to configure Serial ATA hard disk drives as RAID...disk drive included in a RAID set, first copy the RAID driver from the support DVD to a floppy disk before you install an operating system to ...
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    ... cable to the power connector on each drive. Refer to the RAID controllers user manual in the motherboard support DVD for detailed information on RAID configurations. See...using Windows® XP operating system, make sure to install the Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later versions. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-43
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    ... 2. During POST, press to display the main menu of the utility. The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only, and may not exactly match the items .... These keys allow you to move through and select menu options. 5-44 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ... to clear the selected disks or to proceed without clearing the disks. The following screen appears. Take caution in using this option. All data on the RAID drives will be lost! ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-45
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    NVIDIA RAID Utility Oct 5 2004 - Array List Boot No Id 4 Status Healthy Vendor NVIDIA Array Model Name MIRROR XXX.XXG [Ctrl-X]Exit ... Name XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Capacity XXX.XXGB XXX.XXGB [R] Rebuild [D] Delete [C] Clear Disk [ENTER] Return 5-46 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ... to cancel. After the rebuild process, the Array list menu appears. You will need to enter Window® XP and run the NVIDIA utility in order to complete the rebuilt process. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-47
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    ... array then press . The RAID Array details appear. Array 1 : NVIDIA MIRROR XXX.XXG ... Press to delete a RAID array. The following confirmation message appears. Delete this array? [Y] YES [N] No 3.... you selected Yes, the Define a New Array menu appears. 5-48 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ... message appears. Clear disk data? [Y] YES [N] 3. Press to clear the disk data or press to cancel. Take caution in using this option. All data on the RAID drives will be lost! ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-49
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    ...For Windows® Vista™ operating system, use either the motherboard support CD/ DVD or a USB device with the RAID driver. 5.5.1 1. 2. Creating a RAID ... Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk in Windows® 1. Start Windows®. 2. Place the motherboard support CD/DVD into the ...
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    ... with RAID driver into the optical drive or USB port. Find RAID driver in the support CD/DVD through the path below: Drivers\Chipset\Disk\RAID Find... Serial Optical Disk Drives (Serial ODD) under DOS. 2. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation. ASUS M3N78 PRO 5-51
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    This chapter describes the NVIDIA Hybrid SLI™ feature and shows the graphics card installation procedures. NVIDIA® Hybrid SLI™ technology support 6
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    Chapter summary 6.1 NVIDIA Hybrid SLI Technology...6-1 6 ASUS M3N78 PRO
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    6.1 NVIDIA® Hybrid SLI® Technology The motherboard supports the NVIDIA® Hybrid SLI® technology that includes two primary features: GeForce® Boost ... recommended for HybridPower At least 256MB of Frame Buffer carve out for the motherboard GPU For best HybridPower benefits ASUS M3N78 PRO 6-1
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    ... 5. 6. Save your changes and Exit Setup. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive, and go to the Drivers menu to install the ...performance of the dGPU. Visit www.asus.com for the latest chipset driver. 6-2 Chapter 6: NVIDIA® Hybrid SLI™ technology support
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    ... in the Windows® Device Manager. 5. Power Saving mode is disabled. When the Power Saving mode is enabled, the dGPU is turned off and does not appear in the Device Manager. ASUS M3N78 PRO 6-3
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    6-4 Chapter 6: NVIDIA® Hybrid SLI™ technology support



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