Asus M5A99X EVO User Manual

Asus M5A99X EVO Manual

Asus M5A99X EVO manual table of contents:

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    Motherboard M5A99X EVO
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    ... 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 ... Software, which will be no earlier than December 1, 2011, either (1) for free by downloading it from http://support.asus.com/download; ...
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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 ...
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    ...26 ASUS SPD Information...3-27 ASUS O.C. Profile...3-28 3.9 3.10 Exit menu...3-29 Updating BIOS...3-30 3.10.1 3.10.2 3.10.3 ASUS Update utility...3-30 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility...3-33 ASUS BIOS Updater...3-35 Chapter 4: 4.1 4.2 Installing an operating system...4-1 Support DVD...
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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... RAID item in BIOS...4-18 AMD® Option ROM Utility...4-19 Creating a RAID driver disk...
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    ... in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no ... 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 ...
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    .... Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. Operation safety Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals that came with ... screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry. Avoid dust, humidity, ...
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    ... Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. 1. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. 2. ...
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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 ... channel memory architecture * Due to the CPU spec., AMD AM3 100 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz. With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz. **  ...
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    M5A99X EVO specifications summary IEEE 1394 ASUS unique features VIA® 6308P controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (one ...USB 3.0 Support - MemOK! - AI Suite II - AI Charger+ -  ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution - ASUS...
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    M5A99X EVO specifications summary Back panel I/O ports 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port 1 x Optical ... switch 1 x TPU switch 32 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI ... by PME, PXE Drivers ASUS Utilities ASUS Update Anti-virus software (OEM version) ATX form factor: 12...
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    ... Check your motherboard package for the following items. User Ma nual ASUS M5A99X EVO motherboard User guide Support DVD 4 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s... Actual product specifications may vary with different models. ASUS M5A99X EVO 1-1 Chapter 1 The motherboard delivers a host of new ...
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    ... II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ 100 Series Processors (socket AM3+/AM3) This motherboard supports AMD® AM3+/AM3 multi-core processors with unique L3 cache and...at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The M5A99X EVO affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity....
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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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    ...to achieve a quiet and cool environment. 1.3.5 ASUS EZ DIY ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode) The new ASUS ...Supports Hard Drives over 2.2TB ASUS UEFI BIOS natively supports hard drives larger than ...more exciting computing than traditional BIOS versions! ASUS Q-Design ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY...
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    ... products 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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    ... the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached 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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    Layout contents Connectors/Jumpers/Slots 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V) AM3+ CPU Socket CPU, chassis, and power...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™ II / Athlon™ II / Sempronମ. the 940-pin socket designed for the AMD Opteron processor. Ensure that you use a CPU designed for the AM3+ socket. The ...
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    ... (DIMM) slots. A DDR3 module is notched differently 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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    .... For system stability, 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) ...
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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 ... KINGSTON OCZ OCZ OCZ OCZ OCZ OCZ Part No. GVP38GB1600C8QC(XMP) FLGD45F-B8MF7(XMP) KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX(XMP...(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 CORSAIR CORSAIR .... 78.01GC6.9L0 78.A1GC6.9L1 TW3X4G1333C9A Size 1GB 2GB SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO. DS SS Apacer DS Apacer AM5D5808DEJSBG AM5D5808FEQSBG D9KPT D9KPT D9KPT(ECC) ...
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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 Crucial Crucial Crucial Crucial Crucial Crucial ELPIDA ELPIDA... Size 1GB 1GB 1GB 2GB 2GB 1GB 1GB 2GB 2GB SS/DS Chip Brand Chip NO. SS SS SS DS DS DS SS SS DS DS MICRON MICRON MICRON MICRON MICRON...
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    ... 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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    ... jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the .... You must 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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    ... DIMMs with ones recommended in the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) in this user manual or on the ASUS website at www.asus.com. If you turn off the computer and replace DIMMs during the... you download and update to the latest BIOS version from the ASUS website at www.asus.com after using the...
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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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    ...OS environment, the EPU function will be activated after the next system bootup. You may change the EPU settings in the software application or BIOS setup program, and enable the EPU function at the same time. However, the system will use the last setting ...
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    ... next to the error device will continue lighting until the problem 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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    ... 3 or later versions before using Serial ATA hard disk drives. 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 ... Configuration for details. You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial ATA hard...
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    ... 480 MBps connection speed. If the USB 3.0 front panel cable is available 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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    ... connection speed. Chapter 2 Never connect a 1394 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 install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB ...
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    ...) port(s). Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. The S/PDIF module is purchased separately. ASUS M5A99X EVO 2-25 Chapter 2
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    .../3; 3-pin PWR_FAN) Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin.... 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 recommend that you ...
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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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    ... connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V) These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are ... to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support. asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details. If you want to use two high-end...
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    ... 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 M5A99X EVO 2-29 Chapter 2
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    ... 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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    2.3.2 CPU installation The AMD AM3+ socket is compatible with AMD AM3+ and AM3 processors. Ensure you use a CPU designed for the...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 Connector USB 3.0 Chapter 2: Hardware ...
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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 and 6 4. USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2 5. LAN (RJ-45) port* 6. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2 7. Optical S/PDIF Out port 8. Power External SATA port 9. IEEE 1394a ...
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    ... to set the JMB Storage Controller item in the BIOS setting to [Enabled] and install the JMicron JMB36X Controller Driver from the motherboard support ...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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    ... by three short beeps One continuous beep followed by four short beeps Description VGA detected Quick boot set to disabled No keyboard detected No memory detected No VGA detected Hardware component failure Chapter 2 2-46 7. At power on,...
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    ...If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and reset the motherboard to the default value See section 2.2.5 Jumper for ... change modes 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... Power Saving mode Normal mode Loads optimized default ASUS Optimal mode Selects the boot device priority • •...
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    ... detailed configurations. To access the EZ Mode, click Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode. Back button Menu items Menu bar Configuration fields General help ... functions For selecting the exit options and loading default settings Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Exit ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-3 Chapter 3
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    ... has a submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press . Pop-up window Select a menu item and press to display a pop-up window with the configuration options for that item. ... value of a field, select it and press to display a list of options. Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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    ... erase the RTC RAM. The Administrator or User Password items on 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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    ... to see or change only selected fields in the BIOS setup program. To set an administrator password:... press . Confirm the password when prompted. To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps ..., the User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed. Chapter 3: BIOS setup...
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    ... NB HT Voltage NB 1.8V Voltage SB Voltage 1.100V 2.500V 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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    ... Ratio [Auto] Allows user can manually adjust the maximum non-CPB mode CPU ratio. The value...The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU model. Memory Frequency [Auto] Allows you to set ... or disable the EPU power saving function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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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 ...
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    ...5x] Data drive strength [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] DQS drive strength [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] Processor ODT [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [240 ohms +/- 20%] [120 ohms +/- 20%] [60 ohms +/20%] Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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    ... CPU loading. Loads the ASUS optimized phase tuning profile. Proceeds the full phase mode. Allows manual adjustment. CPU Voltage... component thermal. Higher frequency gets quicker transient response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-11 Chapter 3 CPU/NB Currrent Capability ...
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    ... VRM current balance. CPU & NB Voltage [Offset Mode] [Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU & ... when you set the CPU & NB Voltage item to [Manual Mode] and allows you to set a fixed ... to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.20V to 2.20V with a 0.00625V interval. Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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    ...Change Opt. F1: General Help F2: Previous Values F5: Optimized Defaults F10: 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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    ... due to the CPU you installed. UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Back ...CPU Configuration > Advanced Monitor Boot Tool CPU Configuration AMD Athlon(tm) II ...Level: 10000c6 Cache per Core L1 Instruction Cache: 64 KB/2-way L1 ...16-way Total L3 Cache per Socket: 6 MB/48-way Cool'n' Quiet...
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    ... Not Present size=2048 MB, speed=1333 Mhz PEG/PCI Disabled IOMMU Mode [Disabled] IOMMU is supported on ... 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 or disables the DRAM ECC mode that allows the...
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    ...Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port. UEFI BIOS Utility - ... Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that ... install the AHCI driver, so that you could use the SATA connectors 1-6 in AHCI mode under the...
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    ...: [Enabled] [Disabled] SATA Hot Plug on PORT5 [Disabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] SATA Hot Plug on PORT6 [Disabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-17 Chapter 3
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    ... USB support. AUTO option disables legacy support if no USB devices are connected. DISABLE option will...detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None. Legacy USB Support [Enabled...legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. Enables the ...
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    ...Main Back Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Advanced\ CPU Core On/Off Function > Disabled Auto Enabled ASUS Core Unlocker to get FULL.... 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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    ... JMB storage contorller (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] ...
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    ... some power at S5 state to get system ready for the ErP requirement. When set to [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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    ... UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool... hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard temperatures. VCORE Voltage, ...minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A. Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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    ... Control [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 ...
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    3.7 Boot menu UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit The Boot menu items allow you to... logo display feature. Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature. Chapter 3 3-24 Full ... BIOS] [Force BIOS] The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot sequence. [...
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    ... the boot device during system startup, press when ASUS Logo appears. To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following: - ...on 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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 90
    ...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... For more details, refer to section 3.10.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility. Chapter 3 3-26 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 92
    3.8.3 ASUS O.C. Profile UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings. Main Back Ai Tweaker Tool\ ASUS O.C. Profile > Advanced Monitor Boot Tool O.C. Profile Configuration Setup Setup Setup Setup Setup Setup ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 93
    ...if you press , a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard changes and exit� . ASUS EZ Mode This option allows you to enter ...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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 94
    ...the BIOS using a USB flash drive. ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and backups the BIOS in DOS environment using the motherboard support DVD and a ... BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or BIOS Updater utilities. 3.10.1 ASUS Update utility ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 95
    ...the ASUS Update screen, select Update BIOS from Internet, and then click Next. 2. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic....you 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
    ... the BIOS through a BIOS file To update the BIOS through a BIOS file: 1. From the ASUS Update screen, select ... actual BIOS information vary by models. Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 97
    ... and press to enable it. Exit ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility V01.02 Flash Info MODEL: M5A99X EVO fs0:\ Drive fs0:\ fs1 Folder Info 04/26/11... to perform the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done. ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-33 Chapter 3 File Infor
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    ... 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 system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized Defaults item ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 99
    ... USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port. Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press to show ... disk 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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 100
    ..., press any key to return to the 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: Unknown PATH: A:\ BIOS backup is done! Press ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 101
    ... BOARD: M5A99X EVO VER: 0204 DATE: 08/05/2010 A: M5A99X EVO.ROM 17:30:48 Update ROM BOARD: Unknown VER: Unknown DATE: Unknown 4194304 ... to connect all 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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    ... the user manual. Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. Click an icon to display DVD/ motherboard information Click an item to install If ... 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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 104
    ... the 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 ...
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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 ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 106
    4.3.2 DIGI+ VRM ASUS DIGI+ VRM allows you to adjust VRM voltage and frequency modulation to enhance reliability and ..., 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+ ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 107
    4.3.3 TurboV EVO ASUS TurboV EVO introduces TurboV that allows you to manually adjust the CPU frequency and related voltages as well as Auto ... For advanced overclock ability, adjust first the BIOS items, and then proceed more detailed adjustments in More Settings. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-5 Chapter 4
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 108
    ... 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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    ... indicating auto tuning success. 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 start auto-overclocking.
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 110
    ...automatically overclocks the CPU and memory and restarts the system. After re-entering Windows, a message appears... and saves BIOS settings and restarts the system. After re-entering Windows, a message appears indicating auto tuning success. Click OK to exit. Chapter 4 4-8 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 111
    ... for each mode Multiple system 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 EPU. Select From the Last ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 112
    ... to achieve a quiet and cool environment. Launching FAN Xpert After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch FAN Xpert by clicking Tool > ...  Allows you to configure the CPU fan profile under certain limitations. Chapter 4 4-10 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 113
    ... sensor alerts, or change the temperature unit. Saves your configuration Loads your saved configuration Loads the default threshold values for each sensor Applies your changes ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-11 Chapter 4
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 114
    ...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... Click to zoom in/out the Y axis Click to zoom in/out the X axis Chapter 4 4-12 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 115
    ... speed may vary with your USB device's conditions. Ensure to remove and reconnect your USB device after enabling or disabling Ai Charger+ to ensure normal charging function. ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-13 Chapter 4
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 116
    ...and CPU Frequency panels. Sensor The Sensor panel displays the current value of a system sensor such as ... panel. CPU Frequency The CPU Frequency panel displays the current CPU frequency and CPU usage.... information area) Sensor panel CPU Frequency panel Chapter 4 4-14 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 117
    ...see the details on the motherboard manufacturer, product name, version, and BIOS. • Click the CPU tab to see the details on the processor and the... SPD 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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 118
    ... Exit button Control settings window Minimize button Chapter 4 4-16 Information button Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 119
    ... 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 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... SATA HDDs. To do this: 1. 2. 3. 4. Enter the BIOS Setup during POST. Go to UEFI Advanced Mode and go to ... all SATA Port1- Port4 run at RAID mode together. Chapter 4 4-18 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 121
    ... 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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 122
    ... 2009 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [ LD Define Menu ] LD No LD LD Name RAID Mode RAID 0...:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 Drive Model xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx [ Drives Assignments ] ...the array capacity, or press any key to use the maximum capacity. Chapter 4 4-20 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 123
    ...Strip Block Port:ID 01:00 02:00 Drive Model xxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx [ Drives Assignments ] Capabilities Capacity(GB) xxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxxxxx xxxxxx Any Key To Continue... ASUS M5A99X EVO 4-21 Chapter 4
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 124
    ... without entering the OS To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS: Boot your computer. Press...changes and exit BIOS. When the Make Disk menu appears, press to create a RAID driver disk. Insert... drive and insert a floppy disk. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive. Go...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 125
    ...the installation. Before loading the RAID driver from a USB flash 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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 126
    ... drive when you install the RAID driver from a floppy disk during the OS installation. To solve this issue, add the USB ... (VID) and Product ID (PID) are displayed. 5. 6. Browse the contents of the RAID driver disk to locate the file txtsetup.oem. Double-click the file. A window appears, allowing ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 127
    ...\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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 129
    .... For Windows XP, select Add/Remove. 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) ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 130
    ... are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same. ... the two graphics card into the PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard has more than two PCIEX16 slots, refer to Chapter 2 in this user manual for the locations of ...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 131
    ... CrossFireX™ technology After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the CrossFireX™ feature through the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center ... 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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 132
    ... NVIDIA® SLI™ technology The motherboard supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology ... only. The graphics cards and the motherboard layout may vary with models, but the installation steps ... motherboard has more than two PCIEX16 slots, refer to Chapter 2 in this user manual ...
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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
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 135
    ... 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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    ... support +86-21-38429911 support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address Telephone Fax ...-282-2787 +1-812-284-0883 support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria...+49-2102-959911 www.asus.de www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Telephone Support Fax Online support...
  • Asus M5A99X EVO | User Manual - Page 138
    ... TAIWAN R.O.C. TAIWAN ASUS COMPUTER GmbH HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN GERMANY Motherboard M5A99X EVO ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. Address, City: Country:...-3-3:2008 EN 55020:2007 Product Name : Motherboard Model Number : M5A99X EVO Conforms to the following specifications: EN 300 328...



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