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  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 1
    Motherboard M4A785T-M
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    ...serial number of the product is defaced or missing. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,...USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED ... SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY...
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    Contents Notices...vi Safety information...vii About this guide...viii M4A785T-M specifications summary...x Chapter 1: 1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome!...1-1 Package... Product highlights...1-1 Innovative ASUS features...1-3 Product introduction 1.4 1.5 Before you proceed...1-5 Motherboard overview...1-6 ...
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    ...29 Support DVD information...1-29 Chapter 2: 2.1 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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    Contents 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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    Operation safety Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals that came with the package. ... • This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. Chapter 2: BIOS information This chapter tells how to change ...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 9
    ... and additional information to help you complete a task. Where to find more information 1. 2. ASUS websites Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS ...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 10
    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 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at the back panel) Realtek® 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 ...
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    M4A785T-M specifications summary BIOS Accessories 8Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.5,ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, CrashFree BIOS 3 1... 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 ...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 13
    ...items in your package with the list below. 1.2 Package contents ASUS M4A785T-M motherboard 2 x Serial ATA cables 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable 1 x I/O ...3.0-based system bus. This motherboard also supports AMD® CPUs in the new 45nm manufacturing process. ASUS M4A785T-M 1-1
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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 ...cool and quiet operating environment. DDR3 1800(O.C.) support The motherboard supports DDR3 memory ...
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    ... technology This motherboard supports hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specifications, ...VGA output This motherboard supports dual display output on digital HDMI/DVI and analog ... with the OpenGL standard. Refer to support.asus.com for Express Gate source codes. ASUS M4A785T-M...
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    ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto-recovery tool that allows you to restore a ... using the bundled support DVD or a USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file. ASUS EZ Flash 2... button. ASUS Anti-Surge Protection This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard ...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 17
    ...CPU parameters to their default settings. Green ASUS This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European... that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing... in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. ASUS M4A785T...
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    1.5 1.5.1 Motherboard overview Placement direction 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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    1.5.3 Motherboard layout 1.5.4 Layout contents Page Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED 1-28 1-22 1-8 1-... connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V) 3. CPU Socket AM3 4. DDR3 DIMM slots 5. Serial port connector... 6. LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT) 7. IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE) ASUS M4A785T-M 1-7
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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! 1.6.1 1. To install a CPU: Installing the CPU Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard...
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    ... section 1.6.2 Installing heatsink and fan for instructions. Connect the CPU fan cable to the CPU_FAN connector on the motherboard. 7. DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector. ASUS M4A785T-M 1-9
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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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    ... place, connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN. DO NOT forget to...you fail to plug this connector. 1.7 1.7.1 System memory Overview This motherboard comes with four Double Data ... A Channel B Sockets DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2 ASUS M4A785T-M 1-11
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 24
    ...support DIMMs made up of 256 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.)...
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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* (continued on the next page) ASUS M4A785T-M 1-13
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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 1-14 Chapter 1: Product introduction
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 27
    ...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. ASUS M4A785T-M 1-15
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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. 1. 2. Press the retaining clips outward to unlock a DIMM socket. Align a DIMM on the socket such ...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 29
    ...card, USB card, and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. PCI slots 1.8.4 This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards... graphics card that complies with the PCI Express specifications. PCI Express x16 slot ASUS M4A785T-M 1-17
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    .... 4. Hold down the key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data. Except when clearing the RTC RAM, ... overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values. 1-18 ...
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    ... Speaker Out. Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone. 10. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects to the side speakers in the 8-channel audio configuration. ASUS M4A785T-M 1-19
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 32
    ... 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 ...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 33
    ... 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. ASUS M4A785T-M 1-21
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 34
    ... connectors • 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 ...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 35
    ...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 Single device Cable-Select or Master Cable-Select Two devices Master...
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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. • • • • ASUS M4A785T-M 1-25
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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. 6. The connector is for a serial (COM) port....
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 39
    ...connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard high-definition audio capability. • If you want to connect ... section 2.4.4 Onboard Device Configuration for details. • The front panel audio I/O module is purchased separately. ASUS M4A785T-M 1-27
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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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    1.11 1.11.1 Software support Installing an operating system This motherboard supports Windows® XP... corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware. • Motherboard settings and hardware options... from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD. ASUS M4A785T-M 1-29...
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    1-30 Chapter 1: Product introduction
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    ...Managing and updating your BIOS Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB ...using this utility. Updating the BIOS To update the BIOS: 1. 2. From the Windows® desktop, click Start > Programs > ASUS ..., select the BIOS version that you want to download then click Next. ASUS M4A785T...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 44
    ... from the ASUS website at www.asus.com. ASUS EZ Flash 2 To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2: 1. Insert the USB flash disk that .... ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.36 FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005 Current ROM BOARD: M4A785T-M VER: 0203 (H:00 B:02) DATE: 07/13/2009 C: Update ROM BOARD: Unknown ...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 45
    ...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. ASUS M4A785T...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 46
    2.2 BIOS setup program This motherboard supports a programmable Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) chip that you can update using the provided ...in section 2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS. Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring your ...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 47
    ... Power Menu items Main Configuration fields BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit General help Advanced 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. Navigation keys ASUS M4A785T-M 2-5
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    ... a pop-up window with the configuration options for that item. Pop-up window Advanced BIOS SETUP UTILITY This option should remain disabled for the normal operation. The driver developer may enable it for testing purpose. CPU Configuration Module Version: 13....
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 49
    ... 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. ASUS M4A785T-M 2-7
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 50
    ... at a time if the device supports multisector transfer feature. When this item is set to [Disabled], the data transfer from and to the device ... SATA 5~6 can only be used under OS with AHCI driver installed. Sets this item to [IDE] to use SATA 5~6 before entering OS. 2-8 Chapter 2: BIOS information
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 51
    ... Processor Displays the auto-detected BIOS information. Displays the auto-detected CPU specification. System Information System Memory Displays the auto-detected ... to achieve desired CPU internal frequency. Configuration options: [Manual] [Auto] [Overclock Profile] [Test Mode] ASUS M4A785T-M 2-9
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    The following item only appears when you set CPU Overclocking to [Manual]. CPU/HT Reference Clock... following item only appears when you set PCIE Overclocking to [Manual]. PCIE Clock [100] ...[800MHZ] [1000MHz] [1200MHz] [1400MHz] [1600MHz] [1800MHz] [2200MHz] [Auto] 2-10 Chapter 2: BIOS information
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 53
    ...: [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] ASUS M4A785T-M 2-11
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 54
    ...] [350ns] Memory Over Voltage [Auto] Sets the memory over voltage. The values range from 1.5000V to 2.2050V with a 0.0150V... be reduced during the system halt state to decrease power consumption. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS AMD ACC Function Advanced Clock Calibration [Disabled]...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 55
    ...] Enables or disables the DRAM ECC that allows the hardware to report and correct memory errors automatically. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Basic] [... graphics mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [UMA] Configuration options: [Auto] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] [512MB] ASUS M4A785T-M 2-13
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 56
    ... x16 slot. Frame Buffer Location [Above 4G] AMD 785 HDMI Audio [Enabled] Configuration options:... [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [EPP+ECP] Allows BIOS to select the Parallel Port IRQ. Configuration options:...the Onboard LAN Boot ROM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-14 Chapter 2: BIOS information
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 57
    ... Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec] Emulation Type [Auto] Sets the maximum time that the BIOS waits for the USB storage device to initialize. Configuration options: [10... Allows you to set the emulation type. Configuration options: [Auto] [Floppy] [Forced FDD] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] ASUS M4A785T-M 2-15
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 58
    ... 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] 2-16 Chapter 2: BIOS information...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 59
    ... hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [... (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A. Select [Ignored] if you... temperature. Configuration options: [51ºC] [52ºC] [53ºC] ...[74ºC] [75ºC] ASUS M4A785T-M 2-17
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 60
    ... OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following: • Press when ASUS Logo appears. • Press after POST. 2.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration Quick ... options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature. 2-18 Chapter 2: BIOS information
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 61
    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. ASUS M4A785T-M 2-19
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 62
    ...CD-DISC (read only) Tools menu ASUS EZ Flash 2 Express Gate Enter ...Screen F1 General Help F10 Save and Exit ESC Exit v02.61 ... Megatrends, Inc. 2.7.1 Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press ,... to confirm your choice. ASUS EZ Flash 2 2-20 Chapter 2: BIOS information...
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 63
    2.7.2 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] ASUS M4A785T-M 2-21
  • Asus M4a785t-M | User Manual - Page 64
    ... to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit Exitsystem systemsetup ...other than System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting. ...



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