Asus M5A99X EVO User Manual

Asus M5A99X EVO Manual

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    Motherboard M5A99X EVO
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    ... DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT. SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED..., which will be no earlier than December 1, 2011, either (1) for free by downloading it from http://support... you encounter any problems in obtaining the full corresponding source code we would...
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    Contents Contents...iii Notices ...vi Safety information...vii About this guide...viii M5A99X EVO specifications summary...x Chapter 1: 1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome!...1-1 Package contents...1-1 Special features...1-2 Product introduction 1.3.1 1.3.2 1.3.3 1.3.4 1.3.5...
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    ...16 USB Configuration...3-18 CPU Core On/Off Function...3-19 Onboard Devices Configuration...3-19 APM...3-21 3.6 3.7 3.8 Monitor menu...3-22 Boot menu...3-24 ......4-1 Support DVD information...4-1 Running the support DVD...4-1 Obtaining the software manuals...4-2 AI Suite II...4-3 ...
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    Contents 4.3.2 4.3.3 4.3.4 4.3.5 4.3.6 4.3.7 4.3.8 4.3.9 4.3.10 4.3.11 4.4 4.4.1 4.4.2 4.4.3 4.4.4 4.5 4.5.1 4.5.2 4.5.3 4.5.4 DIGI+ VRM...4-4 TurboV EVO...4-5 EPU...4-9 FAN Xpert...4-10 Probe II......4-17 Installing Serial ATA hard disks...4-18 Setting the RAID item in BIOS...4-18 ...
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    ... frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee ...com/english/REACH.htm. DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed ...
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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. Before using the ...keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry. Avoid dust, humidity, ...
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    ...1: Product introduction This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. • Chapter 2: Hardware information This ... This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package and the software. • Chapter 5: Multiple GPU ...
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    ... tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.  DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when ... to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task. NOTE: Tips ...
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    M5A99X EVO specifications summary CPU AMD® Socket AM3+ for AMD® FX Series CPU up to 8-core AMD® 140W CPU Support AMD® Cool 'n' Quiet™ Technology (by CPU type) Supports 32nm CPU * Compatible with AMD® Socket AM3 for AMD® Phenom™ II /Athlon™ II /Sempron™ 100 Series Processors� ...
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    M5A99X EVO specifications summary IEEE 1394 ASUS unique features VIA® 6308P controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (one at ...ASUS Q-Shield - ASUS Q-Slot - ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) - ASUS Q-Connector ASUS EZ DIY - ASUS O.C. Profile - ASUS EZ ...
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    M5A99X EVO specifications summary Back panel I/O ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port 1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port 1 x ... (19-pin) 3 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 6 USB ports 6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors 2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors 1 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin) 3 x Chassis Fan ...
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    ... introduction 1.1 Welcome! Thank you for buying an ASUS® M5A99X EVO motherboard! Before you start installing... User Ma nual ASUS M5A99X EVO motherboard User guide Support DVD 4 x Serial ...may vary with different models. ASUS M5A99X EVO 1-1 Chapter 1 The motherboard delivers a host of new ...
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    .../ Athlon™ II / Sempron™ 100 Series Processors (socket AM3+/AM3) This motherboard supports AMD® .../ 1800 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 support The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates... up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The M5A99X EVO affords greater convenience to high speed...
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    ... offers diverse and ease to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities. ASUS M5A99X EVO 1-3 Chapter 1 The world's first Dual Intelligent Processors from ASUS pioneered the use of two onboard chips-EPU (Energy Processing Unit)...
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    ...info, while the Advance Mode is for experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system settings. Supports Hard Drives over 2.2TB ASUS UEFI BIOS natively supports hard drives larger than 2.2TB in 64-bit, with full storage space utilization, helping ...
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    ... through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts. ASUS M5A99X EVO 1-5 Chapter 1 ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis front panel cables to the motherboard. ...
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    Chapter 1 1-6 Chapter 1: Product Introduction
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    ... you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings. • • Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. Before ...from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components. ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-1
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    2.2 2.2.1 Motherboard overview Motherboard layout Chapter 2 Refer to 2.2.8 Internal connectors and 2.3.10 Rear panel connection for more information about rear panel connectors and internal connectors. 2-2 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    ... power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V) AM3+ CPU Socket CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2/3, ... (10-1 pin IE1394_2) Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) ® ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-3 Chapter 2
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    2.2.2 Central Processing Unit (CPU) The motherboard comes with an AM3+/AM3 socket designed for AMD® FX™-Series / Phenom™...for the AMD Opteron processor. Ensure that you use a CPU designed for the AM3+ socket. The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to ...
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    2.2.3 System memory The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) slots. A DDR3 module is ... from a DDR or DDR2 module. DO NOT install a DDR or DDR2 memory module to the DDR3 slot. Recommended memory configurations ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-5 Chapter 2
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    ... use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition. • M5A99X EVO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 2000 MHz capability for AM3+ CPU Part No. AX3U2000GB2G9B(XMP) CMT6GX3M3A2000C8(...
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    M5A99X EVO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 1866 MHz capability for AMD AM3+ CPU Vendor CORSAIR CORSAIR G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL KINGSTON KINGSTON OCZ OCZ Team Part No. TR3X6G1866C9DVer4.1(XMP) CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9(XMP) F3-15000CL9D-4GBRH
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    M5A99X EVO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 1866 MHz capability for AMD AM3 CPU Vendor CORSAIR G.SKILL G.SKILL KINGSTON KINGSTON OCZ OCZ Team Part No. CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9(XMP) F3-15000CL9D-4GBRH
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    M5A99X EVO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 1600 MHz capability for AMD AM3 CPU (Continued) Vendor GEIL KINGMAX KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON ... GF1008KC-JN KINGTIGER KTG2G1600PG3(XMP) 12GB ( 3x 4GB ) DS - T3D1288RT-16 8-8-8-24 T3D1288RT-16 8-8-8-24 ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-9 Chapter 2
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    M5A99X EVO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 1333 MHz capability for AMD AM3 CPU Vendor Apacer Apacer CORSAIR ... 1.5 1.65 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.35 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.25 1.5 1.75 1.65 1.65 DIMM socket support (Optional) 1 2 4 DIMM DIMM DIMM • • • • • • • ...
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    M5A99X EVO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 1333 MHz capability for AMD AM3 CPU (continued) Vendor OCZ OCZ OCZ OCZ OCZ OCZ PSC PSC PSC SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG Transcend Transcend Transcend Transcend ACTICA ACTICA ACTICA ACTICA ACTICA ACTICA...
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    M5A99X EVO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 1067 MHz capability for AMD AM3 CPU Vendor ... 1GB 2GB 2GB SS/DS Chip Brand Chip NO. SS SS SS DS DS DS SS SS...J1108EDSE-DJ-F J1108BABG-DJ-E J1108EDSE-DJ-F Timing 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 DIMM socket support Voltage (Optional) 1 DIMM 2 DIMM 4 DIMM ...
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    ... mode) PCI slot 1 PCIe 2.0 x16_3 slot [black] (at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and x4 devices) VGA configuration Single VGA/PCIe card Dual VGA/PCIe card PCI Express operating mode PCIe 2.0 x16_1 x16 (Recommend for single VGA) x8 PCIe 2.0 x16_2 N/A x8 ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-13 Chapter 2
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    ... when running CrossFireX™ or SLI™ mode. Refer to page 2-28 for details. Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1/2/3 when using multiple graphics cards ... configuration PCIe 2.0 x1_1 JMB362 PCI Express operating mode PCIe 2.0 x1_1 x1 Disabled Power eSATA/eSATA ...
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    ... failure 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...turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the power cord before rebooting the system. • ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-15 Chapter 2
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    ... whole tuning process, the DRAM_LED lights continuously. Replace the DIMMs with ones recommended in the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) in this user manual or on the ASUS website at www....5-10 seconds. If your system fail to boot due to BIOS overclocking, press the MemOK! switch to boot...
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    ... system bootup. You may use the TurboV and Auto Tuning feature in the TurboV EVO application, adjust the BIOS setup program, or enable the TPU switch at the same time. However, the system will use the last setting you have made. • • ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-17 Chapter 2
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    ...the switch setting to Enable when the system is powered off. EPU switch Chapter 2 • The EPU LED (O2LED3) near the EPU switch lights when the switch setting is turned to Enable. Refer to section 2.2.7 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the EPU LED. If you...
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    ... The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft‑off mode. This is a ... is solved. This user-friendly design provides an intuitional way to locate the root problem within a second. ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-19 Chapter 2
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    3. The TPU LED lights when the TPU switch is turned to Enable. TPU LED Chapter 2 4. The EPU LED lights when the EPU switch is turned to Enable. EPU LED 2-20 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    ...RAID set, refer to section 4.4 RAID configurations or the manual bundled in the motherboard support DVD. When using NCQ, set the SATA Mode in the BIOS to [AHCI Mode...The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using Windows® XP SP3 or later versions. ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-21 Chapter 2
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    ... creating a RAID set, refer to section 4.4 RAID configurations or the manual bundled in the motherboard support DVD. When using NCQ, set the SATA Mode in the BIOS to [AHCI Mode]. Refer to section 3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details. You must ...
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    ... connector (20-1 pin USB3_34) This connector is for the additional USB 3.0 ports, and complies with the USB 3.0 specificaton that supports up to 480 MBps connection ... from your system chassis, with this USB 3.0 connector, you can have a front panel USB 3.0 solution. ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-23 Chapter 2
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    ...the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 48 MBps ... connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! You can connect the ... and then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports ...
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    ... at the back of the system chassis. Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage the motherboard! The IEEE 1394 ..., then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. The S/PDIF module is purchased separately. ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-25 Chapter 2
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    ... jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power. Only the CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 and CHA_FAN3 connectors support the ASUS FAN Xpert feature. If you install two VGA cards, we ...
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    ...panel audio module to this connector, set the Azalia Front Panel item in the BIOS setup to [HD]; if you want to connect an AC'97 ... 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 M5A99X EVO 2-27 Chapter 2
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    ... to connect the 8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the system will not boot. We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output ... configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. If you are uncertain about ...
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    ...you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode. • Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED) This 2-pin connector is for the...pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power. ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-29 Chapter 2
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    ...build a PC system 1 bag of screws Philips (cross) screwdriver PC chassis Power supply unit Chapter 2 2-30 AMD AM3+ CPU AMD AM3+ compatible CPU Fan DIMM SATA hard disk drive SATA optical disc drive (optional) Graphics card (optional) The ...
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    ... with AMD AM3+ and AM3 processors. Ensure you use a CPU designed for the AM3+ socket. The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU! 1 2 ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-31 Chapter 2
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    3 Chapter 2 2.3.3 CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink and CPU before you install the heatsink and fan if necessary. 2-32 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly 1 2 ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-33 Chapter 2
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    3 Chapter 2 2-34 4 5 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    2.3.4 DIMM installation 1 2 3 To remove a DIMM B A ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-35 Chapter 2
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    2.3.5 Motherboard installation The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same. 1 Chapter 2 2 2-36 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    3 DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard. ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-37 Chapter 2
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    2.3.6 ATX Power connection 1 Chapter 2 2-38 2 OR OR Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    2.3.7 SATA device connection 1 OR OR ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-39 Chapter 2 2
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    2.3.8 Front I/O Connector To install ASUS Q-Connector 1 IDE_LED+ IDE_LED- 2 IDE_LED PWR Ground R POWE SW Reset Ground RESET SW Chapter 2 2-40 To install USB 2.0 Connector To install front panel audio connector AAFP USB 2.0 To install USB 3.0 ...
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    2.3.9 Expension Card installation To install PCIe x16 cards To install PCIe x1 cards To install PCI cards ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-41 Chapter 2
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    2.3.10 Rear panel connection Chapter 2 Rear panel connectors 1. PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port 2. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4 3. USB 2.0 ports 5 ... 8 12. Audio I/O ports** * and **:  Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LED and audio port definitions. 2-42 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    ... in the BIOS setting to [Enabled] and install the JMicron JMB36X Controller Driver from the motherboard support DVD. Refer to section 3.5.6 ... In Center/Subwoofer Rear Speaker Out Side Speaker Out Light Blue Line In Lime Pink Orange Black Gray ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-43 Chapter 2 ACT/LINK SPEED LED LED
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    2.3.11 Audio I/O connections Audio I/O ports Connect to Headphone and Mic Chapter 2 Connect to Stereo Speakers Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers 2-44 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers When the DTS Surround Sensation UltraPC function is enabled, ensure to connect the rear speaker to the gray port. ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-45 Chapter 2
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    ...on self tests or POST. While the tests are running, the BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table below) or additional messages ... ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts the system on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Pressing the power switch for ...
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    ... settings, advanced power management, and boot device configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In normal circumstances, the default BIOS ... from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode button in the EZ Mode/Advanced Mode screen. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-1 Chapter 3
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    ...3V/12V voltage output, CPU/chassis/power fan speed UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode M5A99X EVO BIOS Version : 0133 CPU Type : AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor Monday... The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the system. Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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    ... Menu bar Configuration fields General help Exit UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Main Back Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Advanced\ Onboard ... exit options and loading default settings Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Exit ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-3 Chapter 3
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    ...Main menu items. The other items (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items...the settings. Use key to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device. Chapter 3 3-4 General help At the top right corner of the menu ...
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    ...- Advanced Mode Exit Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool BIOS Information BIOS Version Build Date CPU Information AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 ...top of the screen show the default Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed. • ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-5 Chapter 3
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    ... able to see or change only selected fields in the BIOS setup program. To set an administrator password: ... item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item ... password, the User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed. Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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    ...The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you installed on the motherboard. Exit The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you ...1.550V 1.100V 1.200V 1.800V 1.800V Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-7 Chapter 3
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    ...CPU Ratio [Auto] Allows user can manually adjust the maximum non-CPB mode CPU ratio. The value will be limit to CPU base or factory setting. Use the ...ratio. The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU model. Memory Frequency [Auto] Allows you to set the memory...
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    ... options: [Auto] [Every 7.8ms] [Every 3.9ms] DRAM Command Rate [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [1T] [2T] ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-9 Chapter 3 DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [5 CLK] [6 CLK] [7 CLK] [8 CLK] [10 CLK...
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    ... options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] Data drive strength [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [...+/- 20%] [60 ohms +/20%] DCT1 Information: CKE drive strength [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] ... [Auto] [240 ohms +/- 20%] [120 ohms +/- 20%] [60 ohms +/20%] Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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    ... optimized phase tuning profile. Proceeds the full phase mode. Allows manual adjustment. CPU Voltage Frequency [Auto] Switching frequency will ... and component thermal. Higher frequency gets quicker transient response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-11 Chapter 3 CPU/NB ...
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    .... Maintains the VRM current balance. CPU & NB Voltage [Offset Mode] [Manual Mode] Allows you to set a.... The values range from 0.00625V to 0.70000V with a 0.00625V interval. CPU Manual Voltage [Auto] This item appears only when you set the CPU & NB Voltage item to [Manual Mode] and allows you to set...
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    ... system to malfunction. UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool CPU Configuration Parameters > CPU Configuration > ...: Save ESC: Exit F12: Print Screen Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-13 Chapter 3
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    ... screen may be different due to the CPU you installed. UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Back Ai Tweaker Advanced\ CPU Configuration > Advanced Monitor Boot Tool CPU Configuration AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 ...KB/16-way Total L3 Cache per Socket: 6 MB/48-way Cool'n' Quiet C1E ...
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    ... Bridge Configuration UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Back Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Advanced\ North Bridge ... graphics controller to use as the primary boot device. Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI] ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-15 Chapter 3 ECC Mode [Enable] Enables ...
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    ... detects the presence of SATA devices. The SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port. UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Back Ai Tweaker Advanced\ SATA Configuration > Advanced ...
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    ... installation disk, we strongly recommend that you install the optical drive to the SATA connectors 5/6 and set them to [IDE] mode. S.M.A.R.T Status Check [... options: [Enabled] [Disabled] SATA Hot Plug on PORT6 [Disabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-17 Chapter 3
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    ...Ai Tweaker Advanced\ USB Configuration > Advanced Monitor Boot Tool USB Configuration USB Devices: 1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse Legacy USB Support Legacy USB3.0 Support..., the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. ...
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    3.5.5 CPU Core On/Off Function UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Back Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool ... Megatrends, Inc. VIA 1394 Controller [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] Enables the onboard IEEE 1394a controller. Disables the controller. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-19 Chapter 3
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    ... (ex. AHCI), we recommend that you set this item to [Enabled] and install the JMicron JMB36X Controller Driver from the motherboard support DVD. JMB Storage OPROM [Enabled] This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows ...
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    ... that the front panel audio module supports. [AC 97] Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC'97 [HD] Sets the front panel ... [Enabled], power for WOL, WO_USB, audio and onboard LEDs will be switched off at S5 state. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-21 Chapter 3
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    ...the fan settings. UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool CPU Temperature 69ºC /...The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard temperatures. VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage...
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    ... [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature. Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-23 Chapter 3 Set the minimum CPU fan duty cycle when CPU temperature is lower the CPU Lower Temperature setting.
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    3.7 Boot menu UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot ... 19 Capture Setup Mode On Enabled Enabled Force BIOS Disabled EZ Mode Select the keyboard NumLock state Boot Option Priorities →←: Select Screen ↑↓: Select Item Enter: Select ...
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    ... Logo appears. To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following: - Press after POST. Boot Override These items displays the ...the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start booting from the selected device. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-25 Chapter 3
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    ... an item then press to display the submenu. UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Be used to update BIOS > ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility > ASUS SPD Information > ASUS O.C. Profile 3.8.1 ...
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    3.8.2 ASUS SPD Information UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit This item allows you to get DRAM SPD information. Main Back Ai ... Defaults F10: Save ESC: Exit F12: Print Screen DIMM Slot # [Slot 2] Configuration options: [Slot 1] [Slot 2] [Slot 3] [Slot 4] ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-27 Chapter 3
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    3.8.3 ASUS O.C. Profile UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit This item allows you to ...shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the system boot failure! We recommend that ...BIOS file only coming from the same memory/CPU configuration and BIOS version. Chapter 3 3-28 Chapter...
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    ... . ASUS EZ Mode This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen. Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of the available filesystem devices. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-29 Chapter 3
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    ...backups the BIOS in DOS environment using the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive. Refer to the corresponding sections ...Service Provider (ISP). Launching ASUS Update After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch ASUS Update by clicking Update > ASUS Update on ...
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    ... want to download. Click Next. 4. You can decide whether to change the BIOS boot logo, which is the image appearing on screen during the Power‑On... want to change the boot logo or No to continue. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update process. 5. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-31 Chapter 3
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 96
    ... click Next. 3. You can decide whether to change the BIOS boot logo. Click Yes if you want to change the boot logo or No to continue. Follow the onscreen instructions to... actual BIOS information vary by models. Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at ...
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    ...it. Exit ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility V01.02 Flash Info MODEL: M5A99X EVO fs0:\ Drive fs0:\ fs1 Folder Info 04/26/11 04/26/11 ... the BIOS file, and then press
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    • • This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only. DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure! Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure ...
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    ... Boot Device Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the optical drive as the boot device. Please select boot device ... from Drive C (optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive). Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)! C:\>d: D:\> ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-35 Chapter 3
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    ... To backup the current BIOS file using the BIOS Updater Ensure that the USB flash drive is not write-protected and has enough free space ... DOS prompt. ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.18 [2010/04/29] Current ROM BOARD: M5A99X EVO VER: 0204 DATE: 08/05/2010 Update ROM BOARD: Unknown VER: Unknown DATE: ...
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    ... V1.18 [2010/04/29] Current ROM BOARD: M5A99X EVO VER: 0204 DATE: 08/05/2010 A: M5A99X EVO.ROM 17:30:48 Update ROM BOARD: Unknown VER: ...SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have disconnected them. • ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-37 Chapter 3 Are you sure to update BIOS?...
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    Chapter 3 3-38 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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    Chapter 4 Chapter 4: Software support 4.1 Installing an operating system This motherboard supports Windows® XP/ 64-bit XP/ Vista / 64-bit Vista /... of the support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-1 Chapter 4
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    ... Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening the files. 1. Click the Manual tab. Click ASUS Motherboard Utility Guide from the manual list on the left. 2. The Manual folder of the support DVD appears. Double-click the folder of ...
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    ...actual screenshots vary with models. Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-3 Chapter 4 Shortcut to the Auto Tuning Mode under TurboV EVO
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    ... highest power efficiency, generating less heat to longer component lifespan and minimize power loss. After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch DIGI+ VRM by clicking Tool > DIGI+ VRM on the AI Suite II main ...
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    ... overlocking and system level up After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch TurboV EVO by clicking Tool > TurboV EVO on the...first the BIOS items, and then proceed more detailed adjustments in More Settings. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-5 Chapter 4
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    ... Ratio Setting item in BIOS to [Auto] before using the CPU Ratio function in TurboV. Refer to Chapter 3 of your motherboard user manual for details. The CPU Ratio bars show the status of the CPU cores, which vary with your CPU model. Chapter 4: Software support
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    Auto Tuning ASUS TurboV EVO includes two auto tuning modes, providing the most flexible auto-tuning options. • ... Click OK to exit. Using Extreme Tuning 1. 2. Click the Auto Tuning tab and then click Extreme. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-7 Chapter 4 Read through the warning messages and click Start to ...
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    3. TurboV automatically overclocks the CPU and memory and restarts the system. After re-entering Windows, a message appears indicating the current ...Windows, a message appears indicating auto tuning success. Click OK to exit. Chapter 4 4-8 Chapter 4: Software support
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    ...and Fan Control. Launching EPU After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch EPU by... operating modes Displays the system properties of each mode *• *• ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-9 Chapter 4 Select From EPU Installation to show the CO2 that has been reduced since you installed...
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    ... and cool environment. Launching FAN Xpert After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch FAN Xpert by clicking Tool > Fan Xpert on ...  Allows you to configure the CPU fan profile under certain limitations. Chapter 4 4-10 Chapter 4: Software support
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    ...at a healthy operating condition. Launching Probe II After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch Probe II by clicking Tool ... configuration Loads your saved configuration Loads the default threshold values for each sensor Applies your changes ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-11 Chapter 4
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    ... system voltage, temperature, and fan speed, as well as recording the changes. Launching Sensor Recorder After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, click Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar to launch Sensor ...
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    ... that of the standard USB devices**. Check your USB device manufacturer if it fully supports the BC 1.1 function. ** The actual charging speed may vary with ... and reconnect your USB device after enabling or disabling Ai Charger+ to ensure normal charging function. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-13 Chapter 4
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    4.3.9 Monitor The Monitor section includes the Sensor and CPU Frequency panels. Sensor The Sensor panel displays the current value of a system sensor such ... panel. Resident in the right pane (system information area) Sensor panel CPU Frequency panel Chapter 4 4-14 Chapter 4: Software support
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    ...details on the motherboard manufacturer, product name, version, and BIOS. • Click the CPU tab to see the details on the processor and the Cache. •... tab and then select the memory slot to see the details on the memory module installed on the corresponding slot. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-15 Chapter 4
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    ... users plug and play convenience. Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that came with the motherboard package. If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, you will find the Realtek HD Audio ...
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    ... chipset that allows you to configure Serial ATA hard disk drives as RAID sets. The motherboard supports the following RAID configurations: RAID 0, RAID 1, ... 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and three new drives for this setup. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-17 Chapter 4
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    4.4.2 Installing Serial ATA hard disks The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array. To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration: 1. 2. 3. ...
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    ... and may not exactly match the items on your screen. To create a RAID volume using more than four hard disk drives, ensure that the SATA connectors 5/6 are set to [RAID] mode. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-19 Chapter 4
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    ... (c) 2009 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [ LD Define Menu ] LD No LD LD Name RAID Mode RAID 0 Fast Init Cache Mode Drv 2 ON WriteThru Assignment Y Y N N 1 Logical Drive 1 64 KB ON ... array capacity, or press any key to use the maximum capacity. Chapter 4 4-20 Chapter 4: Software support
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    ...ROM Utility (c) 2009 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [ Delete LD Menu ] LD No LD 1 RAID Mode RAID 0 Drv 2 Capacity(GB) xxxxxx Status ... Drives Assignments ] Capabilities Capacity(GB) xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx Any Key To Continue... ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-21 Chapter 4
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    ... during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive. ... disk drive and insert a floppy disk. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive. Go to the Make Disk menu, and ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 125
    ... media containing the RAID driver. Insert the USB flash drive with RAID driver into the USB port or the support DVD into the optical drive, and then click ... drive, you have to use another computer to copy the RAID driver from the support DVD to the USB flash drive. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-23 Chapter 4
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    ...not recognize the USB floppy disk drive when you install the RAID driver from a floppy disk during the OS installation. To solve this issue, add the USB floppy disk drive's Vendor ID ... allowing you to select the program for opening the oem file. Chapter 4 4-24 Chapter 4: Software support
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    ...VEN_8086&DEV_2822&CC_0104","iaStor" id= "USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901", "usbstor" 9. Add the same line to both sections. The VID and PID vary with different vendors. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-25 Chapter 4 10. Save and exit the file.
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    Chapter 4 4-26 Chapter 4: Software support
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    .... For Windows Vista, select Uninstall. Turn off your computer. ASUS M5A99X EVO 5-1 Chapter 5 The motherboard supports the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to install multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow ...
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    ...cards The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same. ...slots. If your motherboard has more than two PCIEX16 slots, refer to Chapter 2 in this user manual for the locations...
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    ... came with your graphics card package to install the device drivers. Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the ATI® CrossFireX™ ... the display GPU. Click Apply, and then click OK to exit the window. Select Enable CrossFireX. 2. 2 1 4 3 3. 4. ASUS M5A99X EVO 5-3 Chapter 5
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    5.2 NVIDIA® SLI™ technology The motherboard supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology that allows you to install multi-graphics processing ... the two graphics card into the PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard has more than two PCIEX16 slots, refer ...
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    ... the Windows® desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel. The NVIDIA Control Panel window appears (See Step B5). ASUS M5A99X EVO 5-5 Chapter 5 Connect two independent auxiliary power sources from the power supply to the two graphics cards separately.
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    B1. If you cannot see the NVIDIA Control Panel item in step (A), select Personalize. Chapter 5 B2. From the Personalization window, select Display Settings. B3. From the Display Settings dialog box, click Advanced Settings. 5-6 Chapter 5: Multiple GPU technology support
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    ... Control Panel. B5. The NVIDIA Control Panel window appears. Enabling SLI settings From the NVIDIA Control Panel window, select Set SLI Configuration. Click Enable SLI and set the display for viewing SLI rendered content. When done, click Apply. ASUS M5A99X EVO 5-7 Chapter 5
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    Chapter 5 5-8 Chapter 5: Multiple GPU technology support
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    ... info@asus.com.tw www.asus.com.tw Technical Support Telephone Online support +86-21-38429911 support.asus....support +1-812-282-2787 +1-812-284-0883 support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria...+49-1805-010923* +49-2102-9599-11 support.asus.com * EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed ...
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    ...TAIWAN R.O.C. TAIWAN ASUS COMPUTER GmbH HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN GERMANY Motherboard M5A99X EVO ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. Address, City: Country... EN 61000-3-3:2008 EN 55020:2007 Product Name : Motherboard Model Number : M5A99X EVO Conforms to the following specifications: EN ...



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