Asus M5A99X EVO User Manual

Asus M5A99X EVO Manual

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    Motherboard M5A99X EVO
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    ...TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR ... us a notification to the email address gpl@asus.com, stating the product and describing the problem (please do NOT send large ...
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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... highlights...1-2 Dual Intelligent Processors 2 with DIGI+ VRM...1-3 ASUS Exclusive Features...1-3 ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution...1-4 ASUS ...
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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... 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 information...4-1 Running the ...
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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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    ... with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no ..., 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 ...
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    ... circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry. Avoid dust, humidity, and ...it may become wet. Place the product on a stable surface. If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. vii
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    ...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. Optional documentation Your product package may ...
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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 (... - ASUS EZ Flash 2 - ASUS MyLogo 2 - Precision Tweaker 2 - Multi-language BIOS ASUS exclusive overclocking features Precision Tweaker 2 - vCore: Adjustable CPU ...
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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 LAN (..., UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.6, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE Drivers ASUS Utilities ...
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    ... introduction 1.1 Welcome! Thank you for buying an ASUS® M5A99X EVO motherboard! Before you start ... motherboard package for the following items. User Ma nual ASUS M5A99X EVO motherboard User ... may vary with different models. ASUS M5A99X EVO 1-1 Chapter 1 The motherboard delivers a host of...
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    ... II / Athlon™ II / Sempron™ 100 Series Processors (socket AM3+/AM3) This motherboard supports AMD® AM3+/AM3 multi-... at speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. The M5A99X EVO affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity. Front Panel USB 3.0 Support ASUS provides standardized USB ...
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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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    ... 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... more exciting computing than traditional BIOS versions! ASUS Q-Design ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience....
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    ...energy-efficient 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 ...
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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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    ... 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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    ... Central Processing Unit (CPU) The motherboard comes with an AM3+/AM3 socket designed for AMD® FX™-Series / ... before installing the CPU. The AM3+ socket has a different pinout from the 940-pin socket designed for the AMD Opteron processor. Ensure that you use a CPU designed for the AM3+ socket....
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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 Crucial Crucial ... 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 ELPIDA ELPIDA GEIL...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 ...
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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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    ...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 for better thermal environment....PCIE 2.0 x16_2 PCIE 2.0 x16_3 PCIE 2.0 x1_1 PCIE 2.0 x1_2 PCI_1 LAN USB 3.0_1 USB 3.0_2 Onchip SATA Controller JMB 362_1 JMB...
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    ... chipset behavior, AC power off is required to enable C.P.R. function. 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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    ...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 ... its default settings. We recommend that you download and update to the latest BIOS version from the ASUS website at www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function 2-16...
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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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    ... to Enable under the 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 you have made. • •...
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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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    ... Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_E1/E2 [black]) These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical disc drives via ... 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 ...
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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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    ... back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 48 MBps connection speed. Chapter ... 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 ...
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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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    ...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 recommend that you plug the rear chassis fan cable...
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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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    ...plugs. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and ...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-...
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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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    ... 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 tools ...
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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 ...
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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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    ...10 Rear panel connection Chapter 2 Rear panel connectors 1. PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port 2. USB...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 ...I/O ports** * and **:  Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LED and audio port definitions....
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    ... the JMB Storage Controller item in the BIOS setting to [Enabled] and install the JMicron JMB36X Controller Driver from the motherboard support DVD. Refer to section... 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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    ... then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the tests are running, the BIOS beeps (refer to...hold down the key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions in Chapter 3. 2.5 Turning off ...sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Pressing the power switch for more ...
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    ... to the default value See section 2.2.5 Jumper for information on how to erase the RTC RAM. • The BIOS setup program is designed to make it as easy to use ... 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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    ... the CPU/motherboard temperature, CPU/5V/3.3V/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 [4/11/2011] Total Memory : 4096 MB ...
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    ...the 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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    ...system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only selected fields in the BIOS setup program. To set an administrator password: 1. 2. 3. Select the Administrator... password. After you clear the password, 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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    ...these preset overclocking configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] [D.O.C.P.] Loads the optimal settings for the system. Allows ...CPU Ratio [Auto] Allows user can manually adjust the maximum non-CPB mode... 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 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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    ... [Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Manual Adjustment] Proceeds phase control depending on the CPU loading. Loads the ASUS optimized phase ... thermal. Higher frequency gets quicker transient response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] ASUS M5A99X EVO 3-11 Chapter 3 CPU/NB Currrent ...
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    ... balance. CPU & NB Voltage [Offset Mode] [Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU...range from 0.00625V to 0.70000V with a 0.00625V interval. CPU Manual Voltage [Auto] This item appears only ...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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    ... Configuration > Advanced Monitor Boot Tool CPU Configuration AMD Athlon(tm) II...: 10000c6 Cache per Core L1 Instruction Cache: 64 KB/2-way L1...-way Total L3 Cache per Socket: 6 MB/48-way Cool'n' Quiet...: [Enabled] [Disabled] SVM [Enabled] Enable AMD virtualization in CPU. This secure virtual mode...
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    ... you to decide which 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 or disables the DRAM ECC mode that allows the hardware to report and ...
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    ...(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases ... the OS environment or during POST. For Windows® XP OS, you have to install the AHCI driver, so that you could use the SATA connectors 1-6 in AHCI mode under the OS...
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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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    ... (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...=3F8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2E8h; IRQ=3] Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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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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    ... status, and allows you to change the fan settings. UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode Exit Main Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool CPU Temperature ... in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A. Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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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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    .... Disables the full screen logo display feature. Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature. Chapter 3 3-24 Full Screen Logo ... Messages [Force BIOS] [Force BIOS] The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot sequence. [Keep Current]...
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    ... select the boot device during system startup, press when ASUS Logo appears. To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:...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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    .... 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 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Allows you to run ASUS EZ ...
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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 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 ...
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    ... option or if you press , a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard changes and exit� . ASUS EZ Mode This option allows you to ... 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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    3.10 Updating BIOS The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on ... stability, compatibility, or performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If there is no problem using ... using a USB flash drive. ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and backups the BIOS in DOS ...
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    ...: 1. From the ASUS Update screen, select Update BIOS from Internet, and then click Next. 2. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid ... if 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
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    ... 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
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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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    ... 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 system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized Defaults...
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    ... FAT32/16 format and single partition. Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at http:// support.asus.com and save them ... 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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    ... updates. 4.2.1 Running the support DVD Place the support DVD into the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your... 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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    ... 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 EVO
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    4.3.2 DIGI+ VRM ASUS DIGI+ VRM allows you to adjust VRM voltage and frequency .... After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch DIGI+ VRM by clicking Tool ...Do not remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored. Chapter 4 4-4 Chapter 4: Software support
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    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
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    ...without applying • • Set the CPU 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 start ...
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    ... CPU and memory and restarts the system. After re-entering Windows, a message appears indicating the current overclocking result. To keep...TurboV automatically adjusts and saves BIOS settings and restarts the system. After re-entering Windows, a message appears indicating auto tuning success. Click OK...
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    ...on the AI Suite II main menu bar. Displays the following message if no VGA power saving engine is detected. ... settings 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 ...
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    ...quiet 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 the AI ... effect. User:  Allows you to configure the CPU fan profile under certain limitations. Chapter 4 4-10 Chapter 4: Software support
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    ... 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
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    ... 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 ... to the default mode Click to zoom in/out the Y axis Click to zoom in/out the X axis Chapter 4 4-12 Chapter 4: Software support
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    ... 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
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    ...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
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    ...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
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    ... convenience. Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that came with the motherboard package. If the ... Information button Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. ...
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    ... 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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    ... Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive. 4.4.3 Setting the RAID item in BIOS You must enable the RAID function in the BIOS ... RAID set(s) using SATA HDDs. To do this: 1. 2. 3. 4. Enter the BIOS Setup during POST. Go to UEFI Advanced Mode and go to...
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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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    ... 3. 4. 5. Move to the Assignment item by using the down arrow key and set Y to select the hard disk drives you want to include in the RAID set. Press
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    ...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
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    ...floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing a Windows® operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in ... and exit BIOS. When the Make Disk menu appears, press to create a RAID driver disk. Insert... and then click AMD AHCI/RAID 32/64bit xxxx Driver to create a RAID driver...
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    ...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
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    ... may not recognize the USB floppy disk drive when you install the RAID driver from a floppy disk during the OS installation...(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...
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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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    ...drivers. 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) ...
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    ... the goldfingers on each graphics card. Ensure that the connector is firmly in place. 3. 4. CrossFireX bridge (bundled with graphics cards) Goldfingers 5. Connect ... two graphics cards separately. Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the graphics card. 6. Chapter 5: Multiple GPU technology support
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    ... 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
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    ...In SLI mode, you should have two identical SLI-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA® certified. Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA SLI technology. Download the latest driver from the NVIDIA website (www.nvidia.com). ...
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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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    ... 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...
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    ... GmbH HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN GERMANY Motherboard M5A99X EVO ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. Address, City: Country: ...55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003 EN 61000-3-3:2008 EN 55020:2007 Product Name : Motherboard Model Number : M5A99X EVO Conforms to the following specifications: EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-05...



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