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... USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED ...SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT. SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED ... SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ...
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Notices...vi Safety information...vii About this guide...viii M4A785T-M specifications summary...x
1.1 1.2 1.3
Welcome!...1-1 Package... Product highlights...1-1 Innovative ASUS features...1-3
Before you proceed...1-5 Motherboard overview...1-6 ...
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...29 Support DVD information...1-29
Managing and updating your BIOS...2-1 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.2.3 2.2.4 2.2.5 2.2.6 2.2.7 2.2.8 2.2.9 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 2.3.4 2.3.5 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 2.4.5 2.4.4 2.4.6 2.5.1 2.5.2 ASUS Update utility...2-1 ASUS EZ ...
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2.5.3 2.5.4 2.5.5 2.6.1 2.6.2 2.7 2.6.3 2.7.1 2.7.2 2.8 2.7.3 ACPI APIC Support...2-16 APM Configuration...2-16 HW Monitor Configuration...2-17 Boot Device Priority...2-18 Boot Settings Configuration...2-18 Security...2-19 ASUS EZ Flash 2...2-20 Express Gate...2-21 AI NET 2...2-...
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...Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse...
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... device. Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
... circuit. Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If ... (may or may not be included in your motherboard) and is defined as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
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... guide contains the following parts: • Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. Chapter 2: BIOS information This chapter tells how to change system settings ...
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Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Optional documentation Your product package...
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M4A785T-M specifications summary
CPU AMD® Socket AM3 for AMD® Phenom™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ 100 series processors Supports 45nm CPU Supports CPU up to 125W AMD® Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology * Refer to www.asus.com for the AMD® CPU support list AMD® 785G / SB710 Up to ...
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M4A785T-M specifications summary
USB LAN ASUS unique features Supports up to 12 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ...® 8112L PCIe Gigabit LAN controller ASUS Q-Fan ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS MyLogo 2 ASUS Express Gate ASUS AI NET 2 ASUS EPU-4 Engine ASUS Anti-Surge Protection Intelligent ...
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M4A785T-M specifications summary
BIOS Accessories 8Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS...BIOS 3 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable 2 x Serial ATA cables 1 x I/O shield 1 x User Manual Drivers ASUS Update ASUS PC Probe II ASUS Express Gate Anti-Virus software (OEM version) MicroATX form...
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Thank you for buying an ASUS® M4A785T-M motherboard! The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest ... in your package with the list below.
ASUS M4A785T-M motherboard 2 x Serial ATA cables 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable 1 x I/O ...
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... efficiency for a smoother and faster computing environment.
AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
This motherboard supports the AMD Cool 'n' Quiet technology which monitors system operation and ...speed and bandwidth which enhances system performance.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
This motherboard ...
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... system configuration. • ASUS Express Gate supports file uploading from SATA HDDs, ODDs and USB drives. It supports file downloading to USB drives only. • ASUS Express Gate complies with the OpenGL standard. Refer to support.asus.com for Express Gate source codes.
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ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto-recovery tool that allows you to restore a ... allows you to update the BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS.
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from...
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... RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the BIOS automatically restores the CPU parameters to their default settings.
This motherboard and its... or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
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When installing the motherboard, ensure that you place it into the chassis in the correct orientation. The ...
Place eight screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so ...
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...) 14. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) Page 1-18 1-24 1-25 1-5 1-26 1-27 1-... connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V) 3. CPU Socket AM3 4. DDR3 DIMM slots 5. Serial port connector ...-1 pin COM1) 6. LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT) 7. IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
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Central Processing Unit (CPU)
This motherboard comes with an AM3 socket designed for Phenom™ II .... Ensure that you use a CPU designed for the AM3 socket. The CPU fits in only one ...pins and damaging the CPU!
To install a CPU:
Installing the CPU
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard...
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... refer to section 1.6.2 Installing heatsink and fan for instructions. Connect the CPU fan cable to the CPU_FAN connector on the motherboard.
DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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... retention module base.
• The retention module base is already installed on the motherboard upon purchase. • You do not have to ... the retention module base when installing the CPU or installing other motherboard components. • If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, ensure ...
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... and fan to the module base. 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 ... of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
Channel Channel A Channel B
Sockets DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
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... megabits (Mb) chips or less. The motherboard supports up to 16GB memory modules on Windows® XP Professional x64 and Vista x64 editions. You may install a maximum of 4GB DIMMs on each slot.
M4A785T-M Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1866(O.C.)MHz capability
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...Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package CL N/A N/A 9 9 N/A N/A 9 N/A 6-6-6-20 9 6-6-6-20 9 N/A N/A 7-7-7-18 9-9-9-24 N/A N/A N/A 7-7-7-18 DIMM support A B C*
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...-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package PM64M8D38U-15 Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package CL 9-9-9-24 9 7-7-7-24 9 9 9 N/A N/A 9 9 7-7-7-20 7-7-7-20 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8-8-8-24 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 9 N/A 7-7-7-20 8-8-8-24 DIMM support A B C
Chapter 1: Product introduction
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... as one pair of dual-channel memory configuration. • C*: Supports two pairs of modules inserted into both the blue slots and the black slots as two pairs of dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVL.
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... supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.
Press the retaining clips outward to unlock a DIMM socket. Align a DIMM on the socket such ...
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... installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 ... supports a PCI Express x16 graphics card that complies with the PCI Express specifications.
PCI Express x16 slot
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... key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC ... Recall (C.P.R) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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... cable. VGA port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a... to a microphone.
10. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects to the side speakers in the 8-channel audio configuration.
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... display output support • This table indicates that whether the following dual display outputs are supported on your motherboard:
Dual display outputs DVI + D-Sub DVI + HDMI HDMI + D-Sub Supported Not supported
• During POST, only the ...
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... system requirements listed below.
Suggested list CPU DIMM BIOS setup AMD® Phenom™ II x3 720 DDR3 ...
• To play HD DVD or Blu-ray discs, ensure to use HDCP compliant devices and software.
15... 5 and 6. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 2.0 devices.
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• We recommend that you use an ATX 12V Specification 2.0‑compliant power supply unit (PSU) ...minimum power supply requirement for your system, refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus. com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us ...
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.... 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:
Drive jumper setting ...
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... create a Serial ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Port1-Port4 and SATA Port5-Port6 items in the BIOS to [RAID]. See 2.3.4 SATA Configuration for details. • The motherboard does not provide a floppy disk drive connector. You could use a USB ...
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.... Pressing the power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four ...-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power.
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...opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480Mbps connection speed.
USB... to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
The connector is for a serial (COM) port....
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...high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard high-definition audio capability. • If you want to connect a high ...See section 2.4.4 Onboard Device Configuration for details. • The front panel audio I/O module is purchased separately.
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...+12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each cable matches... air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT... fan connectors. Only the 4-pin CPU fan supports the ASUS Q-Fan feature.
10. LPT ...
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... and system stability.
The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, ... without notice. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
Support DVD information
To run ... from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
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...need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update utility....you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment.
• ASUS Update requires ...site, select the BIOS version that you want to download then click Next.
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Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2: 1. Insert... V3.36 FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005 Current ROM BOARD: M4A785T-M VER: 0203 (H:00 B:02) DATE: 07/13/2009...
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...BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a removable device that contains the updated BIOS file.... website at www.asus.com. • The removable devices that ASUS CrashFree BIOS support vary with motherboard models... item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 2.8 Exit menu for details.
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... down the system properly from the operating system. • The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply to most conditions to ensure optimum performance. If... see on your screen. • Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard.
Press the reset ...
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit
Main Settings System Time System Date Primary IDE... items in the menu and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example, selecting Main shows the ... the configuration options for that item.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY This option should remain disabled for the normal operation. The driver developer may ...
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... to section 2.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [...: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
This item only appears in the Primary IDE Master/Slave, SATA5/6 menus.
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...mode. Setting this item to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the device supports this mode, and ... the device supports multisector transfer feature. When this item is set to [Disabled], the data transfer from and... installed. Sets this item to [IDE] to use SATA 5~6 before entering OS.
Chapter 2: BIOS...
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.... BIOS Information Processor
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information. Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
Displays ... to achieve desired CPU internal frequency. Configuration options: [Manual] [Auto] [Overclock Profile] [Test Mode]
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The following item only appears when you set CPU Overclocking to [Manual].
CPU/HT Reference Clock (...
The following item only appears when you set GPU Overclocking to [Manual].
GPU Engine Clock ...
The following item only appears when you set PCIE Overclocking to [Manual].
PCIE Clock 
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...: [Auto] [Manual]
The following item only appears when you set Memory Clock Mode to [Manual].
Memclock Value [400MHz]
Selects the DRAM frequency programming ... [Auto] tRDRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 CLK] ~ [10 CLK] Configuration options: [Auto] [3 CLK] ~ [10 CLK]
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... and voltage will be reduced during the system halt state to decrease power consumption. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ASUS AMD ACC Function
Advanced Clock Calibration [Disabled]
Adjusts the processor's overclocking capability. When this item is ...
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Enables or disables the DRAM ECC that allows the hardware to report and correct memory errors automatically. Configuration options: [Disabled] [...graphics mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [UMA] Configuration options: [Auto] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] [512MB]
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...[Below 4G] [Above 4G] Enables or disables AMD 785 HD audio. Configuration options: [Enabled] [...: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [EPP+ECP] Allows BIOS to select the Parallel Port IRQ. Configuration options: ... the Onboard LAN Boot ROM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chapter 2: BIOS information
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...options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Enables or disables support for Legacy USB storage devices including USB flash drives and USB hard drives. Setting this item to [Auto... Sec] Allows you to set the emulation type. Configuration options: [Auto] [Floppy] [Forced FDD] [Hard Disk] [CDROM]
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... the configuration options.
Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit... or disables the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt... to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chapter 2: BIOS information...
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...ºC/xxxºF] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not ... you to set the smart Q-Fan full speed temperature. Configuration options: [51ºC] [52ºC] [53ºC] ...[74ºC] [75ºC]
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... device during system startup, press when ASUS Logo appears. • To access Windows® OS in... Mode, do any of the following: • Press when ASUS Logo appears. • Press after POST...Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Chapter 2: BIOS ...
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AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]...changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time. Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
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...CD-DISC (read only)
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Express Gate Enter ...Screen F1 General Help F10 Save and Exit ESC Exit
v02.61 ... Megatrends, Inc.
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press ,... to confirm your choice.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Chapter 2: BIOS information...
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Enables or disables the ASUS Express Gate feature. ASUS Express Gate is a unique instant-on environment that provides quick access to the Internet and ... checking of the Realtek LAN cable during the Power-On Self‑Test (POST). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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... to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to ... than System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
... other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
Chapter 2: BIOS information