Asus P5K SE EPU User Manual

Asus P5K SE EPU Manual

Asus P5K SE EPU manual table of contents:

  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 1
    Motherboard P5K SE/EPU
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    ...serial number of the product is defaced or missing. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,... OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH ..., AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY ...
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    Contents Contents...iii Notices...vii Safety information...viii About this guide...ix P5K SE/EPU specifications summary...xi Chapter 1: 1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome!...1-1 Package contents...1-1 Special features...1-2 1.3.1 1.3.2 1.3.3 1.3.4 Product highlights...
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    ... power switch...3-2 Powering up Chapter 4: 4.1 Managing and updating your BIOS...4-1 4.1.1 4.1.2 4.1.3 4.1.4 4.1.5 4.2.1 4.2.2 4.2.3 4.2.4 4.2.5 4.2.6 4.2.7 4.2.8 4.2.9 4.3.1 4.3.2 4.3.3 4.3.4 4.3.5 4.3.6 ASUS Update utility...4-1 Creating a bootable floppy disk...4-4 ASUS EZ ...
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    ... system...5-1 Support CD information...5-1 5.2.1 5.2.2 5.2.3 5.2.4 5.2.5 5.2.6 5.3.1 5.3.2 Running the support CD...5-1 Drivers menu...5-2 Utilities menu...5-3 Manual menu...5-5 ASUS Contact information...5-5 Other information...5-6 ASUS MyLogo2™...5-8 ...
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    Contents 5.3.3 5.3.4 5.3.5 5.3.6 5.3.7 5.3.8 ASUS PC Probe II...5-14 ASUS AI Suite...5-20 ASUS EPU Utility -- AI Gear 3+...5-22 ASUS AI Nap...5-24 ASUS Q-Fan 2...5-25 ASUS AI Booster...5-26 Appendix: A.1 A.2 Intel® EM64T...A-1 Enhanced ...
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    ..., if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However...not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. Canadian Department of Communications ...
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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 ... the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately. ...
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    ... information and for product and software updates. 1. The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Optional documentation Your ... by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package. ASUS websites 2. ix
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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 ...Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task. NOTE: Tips...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 11
    P5K SE/EPU specifications summary CPU LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / ... Filter 12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 at mid-board, 6 at back panel) ASUS Power Saving Solution: - ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) - ASUS AI Nap - ASUS Q-Fan ...
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    P5K SE/EPU specifications summary ASUS Exclusive Overclocking features Intelligent overclocking tools: - ASUS AI Booster utility Precision Tweaker: - vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V increment - vDIMM: 17-step DRAM voltage control SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection): - ...
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    This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. Chapter 1: Product introduction 1
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    Chapter summary 1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome!...1-1 Package contents...1-1 Special features...1-2 1 ASUS P5K SE/EPU
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    ...! Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5K SE/EPU motherboard! The motherboard delivers a host of new features ...your package with the list below. 1.2 Package contents ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2 x Serial ATA signal cable ...If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 1-1
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    ...Special features Product highlights Green ASUS This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European ... on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and... performance, ASUS has managed to break through current FSB and DRAM ratio...
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    Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s technology and SATA-On-The-Go This motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, ... partners on the headphone while playing multi-channel network games. See pages 2-24 and 2-25 for details. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 1-3
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    ... system more stable and enhances the overclocking capability. ASUS EPU The ASUS EPU utilizes innovative technology to digitally monitor and tune the CPU power supply with improved ... press a key. See page 5-24 for details. Q-Fan 2 ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan ...
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    ASUS EZ DIY ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer components, update the BIOS or back up your favorite ... your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen. See pages 5-8 and 5-9 for details. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 1-5
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    1.3.4 ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features AI Booster The ASUS AI Booster allows you to overclock the CPU speed in Windows environment without the ...17 to 4-19 for details. C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the ...
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    This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard. Chapter 2: Hardware information 2
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    Chapter summary 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Before you proceed...2-1 Motherboard overview...2-2 Central Processing Unit (CPU)...2-6 System memory...2-13 Expansion slots...2-19 Connectors...2-24 Jumpers...2-22 2.7 ASUS P5K SE/EPU
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    ...unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. P5K SE/EPU SB_PWR ® P5K SE/EPU Onboard LED ON Standby Power OFF Powered Off ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-1
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    ... to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard. Place this side towards the rear of the chassis ® 2-2 Chapter 2: Hardware information P5K SE/EPU
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    ...COM1 USB1112 Refer to 2.7 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and internal connectors. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 30.5cm (12.0in) Intel® P35 USBPW1-4 USBPW78 P5K SE/EPU DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module) DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 26
    ... Express x16 slots Page 2-13 2-21 2-21 2-21 Jumper 1. 2. 3. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) Keyboard power (3-pin PS2_USBPW) USB device wake-up (3-pin ...Page 2-22 2-23 2-23 Rear panel connectors 1. PS/2 keyboard port (purple) 2. LAN (RJ-45) port 3. Center/Subwoofer port (orange) 4. Rear Speaker ...
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    ...) ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW) Reset button (2-pin RESET) Page 2-26 2-27 2-28 2-29 2-30 2-30 2-31 2-31 2-32 2-32 2-33 2-34 ASUS Q-connector (system panel) 2-35 ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-5
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    ... PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the ... is shipment/transit-related. Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) ...
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    ... To install a CPU: Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard. ® P5K SE/EPU CPU Socket 775 Before ... retention tab. A Retention tab Load lever P5K SE/EPU PnP cap B This side of the socket box ... a CPU. 3. Lift the load lever in the direction of the arrow to a 135º angle. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-7
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    4. Lift the load plate with your thumb and forefinger to a 100º angle (A), then push the PnP cap from the load plate window to remove (B). B A Load plate Alignment key 5. Position the CPU over the socket, making sure that the gold triangle is on the bottom‑left corner of the socket then fit...
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    ... Motherboard hole Narrow end of the groove Fastener Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.) ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-9
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    ...labeled CPU_FAN. CPU_FAN GND CPU FAN PWR CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWM ® P5K SE/EPU CPU fan connector Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector. 2-10 P5K SE/EPU Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    ...two fasteners at a time in a diagonal sequence to disengage the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard. B A B A A B B A 4. Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-11
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    5. Rotate each fastener clockwise to ensure correct orientation when reinstalling. Narrow end of the groove The narrow end of the groove should point outward after resetting. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.) Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package...
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    ... Modules (DIMM) sockets. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets: ® P5K SE/EPU DIMM_A1 DIMM_A2 P5K SE/EPU 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets Channel Channel A Channel B Sockets DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 DIMM_A2 and DIMM_B2 ASUS P5K SE/EPU DIMM_B1 DIMM_B2 2-13
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    ... does not support Physical Address Extension (PAE). If you install Windows® XP/Vista ... memory of less than 3GB is recommended. This motherboard does not support memory modules made up ...on memory limitations • Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support up to 8 GB on the operating ...
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    P5K SE/EPU Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-1066 MHz capability Size 512 512 512 1024 1024 1024 1024 1024 1024 Vendor ... is DDR2-800, make sure that you set the DRAM Frequency item in BIOS to [DDR2-1066MHz]. See section 4.4.1 Jumperfree Configuration for details. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-15
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    P5K SE/EPU Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-800 MHz capability Size 512MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 1024MB 1024MB 512MB 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB 512MB 1024MB 512MB 1024MB 512MB 1024MB 512MB 1024MB 512MB 512MB 1024MB 512MB 1024MB Vendor ...
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    P5K SE/EPU Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2-667MHz capability Size 512MB 512MB 1024MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 256MB 1024MB 256MB 2048MB 512MB ... slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-1066/800/667MHz QVL. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-17
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    ... so can cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components. To install a DIMM: 1. 2. 3. Unlock a... DIMM. The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. Do not install DDR... press the retaining clips outward to unlock the DIMM. Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 41
    ... IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable. Refer to the table on the next page for details. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-19
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    ...processor Primary IDE channel Secondary IDE channel * These IRQs are usually available for PCI devices. IRQ assignments for this motherboard PCI slot 1 PCI slot 2 LAN (L1) SATA (Marvell) PCIE x16 PCIE x1_1 PCIE x1_2 PCIE x1_3 USB controller 1 USB...
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    2.5.4 PCI slots The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that comply with PCI ... PCI Express x16 graphics card that complies with the PCI Express specifications. The figure shows a graphics card installed on the PCI Express x16 slot. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-21
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    ...CLRTC jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure! Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) P5K SE/EPU ® CLRTC 1 2 Normal (Default) 2 3 Clear RTC P5K SE/EPU Clear RTC RAM • You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 45
    ... (3-pin PS2_USBPW) PS2_USBPW 2 3 +5V (Default) +5VSB ® P5K SE/EPU Keyboard power 3. USB device wake-up ...that you can connect to additional USB ports. P5K SE/EPU USBPW1-4 USBPW78 2 1 3 2 ® +5V (Default) +5VSB... (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode. 2-23 ASUS P5K SE/EPU
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    ... 1. LAN (RJ-45) port. Supported by Gigabit LAN controller, this port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for ...PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard. LAN port LED indications Activity/Link Speed ...
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    ... external audio output device via a coaxial S/PDIF cable. 13. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-25
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    ... FDD cable with a covered Pin 5. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY) P5K SE/EPU FLOPPY NOTE: Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1. ® P5K SE/EPU Floppy disk drive connector 2-26 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    .../100/66 signal cable: blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard's IDE connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device. Drive jumper setting Single device Two devices Cable-Select or Master Cable-Select...
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    ... ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives. SATA4 P5B SATA3 SATA1 SATA2... RSATA_RXP2 GND RSATA_TXN2 RSATA_TXP2 GND P5K SE/EPU R GND RSATA_RXN1 RSATA_RXP1 GND ...RSATA_RXP4 GND RSATA_TXN4 RSATA_TXP4 GND P5K SE/EPU SATA connectors SATA2 P5B SATA Connectors SATA1 When using the connectors ...
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    ... the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) P5K SE/EPU ® SPDIF_OUT P5K SE/EPU Digital audio connector The S/PDIF module is purchased separately. ASUS P5K SE/EPU SPDIFOUT GND +5V 2-29
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    ... pin USB78, USB 910, USB1112) ® P5K SE/EPU USB78 USB+5V USB_P7USB_P7+ ... USB910 USB+5V USB_P5USB_P5+ GND P5K SE/EPU USB 2.0 connectors Never connect a...audio connector (4-pin CD) P5K SE/EPU CD Right Audio Channel Ground Ground Left Audio Channel ® P5K SE/EPU Internal audio connector 2-30 ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 53
    ... CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWM ® P5K SE/EPU PWR_FAN CHA_FAN GND +12V Rotation GND +12V Rotation P5K SE/EPU Fan connectors Only the CPU_FAN and...chassis. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1) P5K SE/EPU COM1 PIN ...port connector The serial port module is purchased separately. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-31
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    ... chassis intrusion detection feature. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS) P5K SE/EPU GND ... HD Audio-compliant pin definition SENSE1_RETUR PRESENCE# GND SENSE2_RETUR P5K SE/EPU AAFP Legacy AC '97 audio pin definition... NC Line out_R MICPWR MIC2 P5K SE/EPU Analog front panel connector •...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 55
    ...push down firmly until the connectors completely fit. ATX12V P5K SE/EPU EATXPWR +3 Volts +12 Volts +12 Volts +... Volts +12V DC GND +12V DC GND ® P5K SE/EPU ATX power connectors For a fully configured system, ... ATA device: SATA hard disk drive (x2) Optical drive: DVD-RW ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-33
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    ...This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. PLED PLED+ P5K SE/EPU SPEAKER +5V Ground Ground Speaker PANEL IDE_LED+ IDE_LEDReset Ground PWR Ground ® PLED- IDE_LED RESET PWRSW P5K SE/EPU System panel connector * Requires an ATX power supply. • System power LED (2-pin PLED)...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 57
    ...marking on Q-Connector itself to know the detail pin definition. Step2. Properly install the ASUS Q-Connector to the System panel connctor. Step3. Front panel functions are enabled. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 2-35
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    2-36 Chapter 2: Hardware information
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    This chapter describes the power up sequence, the vocal POST messages, and ways of shutting down the system. Chapter 3: Powering up 3
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    Chapter summary 3.1 3.2 Starting up for the first time...3-1 Turning off the computer...3-2 3 ASUS P5K SE/EPU
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    ... keyboard detected No memory detected No VGA detected Hardware component failure 7. At power on, hold down the key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions in Chapter 4. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 3-1
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    ...shut down function If you are using Windows® XP: 2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down ...to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Pressing the power switch for more than ... system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Refer to section 4.5 Power Menu for...
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    Chapter 4: This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. BIOS setup 4
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    Chapter summary 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Managing and updating your BIOS...4-1 BIOS setup program...4-9 Main menu...4-12 Power menu...4-25 Boot menu...4-29 Exit menu...4-35 Tools menu...4-33 Advanced menu...4-16 4 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.7 ASUS P5K SE/EPU
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    ...ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.) ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk or USB flash disk.) AFUDOS utility (Updates the BIOS using a... The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system. Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-1
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    ...Windows® desktop by clicking Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window appears. 2. Select Update BIOS from the Internet option from the drop‑down menu, then click Next. 3. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, or ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 67
    ...€‘down menu, then click Next. 3. 4. Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Open. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process. P5KSE.rom P5KSE ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-3
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 68
    ... floppy disk into the drive. b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press . Windows® XP environment a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. b. ..., then click Start. 2. Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy disk. 4-4...
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    ...Utility V3.05 FLASH TYPE: WINBOND W25X80 Current ROM BOARD: P5K SE EPU VER: 0110 DATE: 01/15/08 A: C: Update ROM BOARD: Unknown VER: Unknown DATE: ...Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure! ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-5
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 70
    ...the current BIOS file. Updating the BIOS file To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility: 1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk. 4-6 ...
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    ... Reading file ...done Reading flash ...done Advance Check ... Erasing flash ...done Writing flash ...done Verifying flash ...done Please restart your computer A:\> ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-7
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    ... the motherboard support CD or the USB flash disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility. For the P5K SE/EPU motherboard, this utility will not function when you use a PATA optical drive. Always connect the SATA cable to ...
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    ... screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. • • ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-9
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    ... menu screen Menu bar Power Configuration fields BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit [10:...[WDC [Not [Not [Not WD800JD-00LSA0] Detected] Detected] Detected] General help Advanced System Time ... the settings. Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another. 4-10 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    ...> keys to display the other items on the screen. 4.2.9 General help Pop-up window Scroll bar At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-11
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    ... of the basic system information. Refer to section 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen ... through them. Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit ...type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled] [720K, 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] 4-12 Chapter 4: BIOS...
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    ... from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-13
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    ...item. SATA Configuration SATA Configuraton Configure SATA as Hard Disk Write Protect SATA Detect Time Out (Sec) [Enhanced]... SATA as [IDE] Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge chip. Configuration options: [IDE] Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled] ...
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    ... Inc. AMI BIOS Displays the auto-detected BIOS information. Processor Displays the auto-detected CPU specification. System Memory Displays the auto-detected system memory. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-15
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    ... the system to malfunction. Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit...any one of the preset overclocking configuration options: Manual Auto Standard Allows you to individually... the optimal settings for the system. Loads the standard settings for the system. 4-16 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...
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    ...] [DDR2-667MHz] [DDR2-800MHz] [DDR2-1066MHz] [DDR2-1200MHz] Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-17
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    ...] Allows you to set the DRAM timing control. Configuration options: [Auto] [MANUAL] The following items appear when you set the DRAM Timing Control item to [Manual]. CAS# Latency [ 5] Configuration options: [3] [4] [5] [6] RAS# to CAS# Delay [ 5 DRAM Clocks] ...
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    ...Pair Status 1-2N/A 3-6N/A 4-5N/A 7-8N/A Length BIOS SETUP UTILITY Tools Atheros Check LAN cable during POST. Atheros Controller 0 Atheros POST ...faults or shorts, and displays the point (length) where the faults or shorts are detected. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-19
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    ...off Port 64/60 Emulation Legacy USB Support +- v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2007, ... Hand-off [Enabled] Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off ... enable or disable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This item should be enabled for the complete USB keyboard ...
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    ...Disabled] Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-21
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 86
    ...then press to display the sub-menu. Advanced BIOS SETUP UTILITY Configure North Bridge features....North Bridge Configuration North Bridge Configuration Advanced BIOS SETUP UTILITY ENABLE: Allow remapping of... Port Force x1 [Enabled] [PEG/PCI] [Auto] [Disabled] 4-22 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    .... Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio] Marvell IDE Controller [Enabled] Allows you to disable or enable the onboard Marvell® IDE controller. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-23
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    ... LAN [Enabled] Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] LAN Option ROM [Disabled] This item appears only... field values can cause the system to malfunction. Advanced BIOS SETUP UTILITY NO: lets the...Plug And Play O/S [No] When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 89
    ... the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-25
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    ... APM Configuration Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY to select whether or not to restart ...mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer ... to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 4-26 Chapter 4: BIOS setup...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 91
    ... you to enable or disable the CPU Q-Fan controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The CPU Fan Profile item appears when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-27
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 92
    ... minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A. Chassis Q-Fan Control [... minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A. Vcore Voltage, 3.3V Voltage,... [Ignored] if you do not want to detect this item. 4-28 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 93
    ...items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [1st FLOPPY DRIVE] [Hard Drive] [ATAPI CD-ROM] [Disabled] ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-29
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    ... to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [... options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature. AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Sets the display mode for ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 95
    ... then press . The message "Password Uninstalled" appears. If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM..... After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to change other security settings. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-31
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 96
    BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Security Settings Supervisor Password User Password :Installed :.... Password Check [Setup] When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 97
    ... EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.05 FLASH TYPE: WINBOND W25X80 Current ROM BOARD: P5K SE EPU VER: 0110 DATE: 01/15/08 A: C: Update ROM BOARD: Unknown VER: Unknown DATE: ... Select or Load [Tab] Switch [B] Backup [ESC] Exit [Up/Down/Home/End] Move ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-33
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 98
    ...utility to save and load CMOS. Press to run the utility. ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility V1.05 Current CMOS BOARD: P5K SE EPU VER: 0110 DATE: 01/15/08 A: C: Restore CMOS BOARD: Unknown VER: Unknown DATE: Unknown PATH: C:\ Note [Enter]...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 99
    ... and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit Exit system setup after saving the changes. F10 key... load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 4-35
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    4-36 Chapter 4: BIOS setup
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    This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package. Chapter 5: Software support 5
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    Chapter summary 5.1 5.2 5.3 Installing an operating system...5-1 Support CD information...5-1 Software information...5-8 5 ASUS P5K SE/EPU
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    5.1 Installing an operating system This motherboard supports Windows® XP/64-bit XP/Vista/64-bit Vista operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version...of the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-1
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 104
    ... drivers to activate the devices. AI Gear 3+ Driver ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard Intel Chipset Inf Update Program Realtek Audio Driver Installs the ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard. ... Driver Installs the Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN driver. Marvell 6111 SATA Controller ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 105
    ...the Installation Wizard. Allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS website. Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet connection ... you keep your computer in healthy operating condition. ASUS AI Suite Installs the ASUS AI Suite. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-3
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 106
    You can also install the following utilities from the ASUS Superb Software Library CD. ADOBE... DirectX 9.0c Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0 driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 is a multimedia technology that enhances... Copy5 Trial version. Corel Snapfire Plus SE Installs the Corel Snapfire Plus...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 107
    .... 5.2.5 ASUS Contact information Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-5
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 108
    ... the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to display the ... information. Motherboard Info Displays the general specifications of the motherboard. Browse this CD Displays the support CD contents in graphical ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 109
    Technical support Form Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when requesting technical support. Filelist Displays the contents of the support CD and a brief description of each in text format. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-7
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 110
    ...ASUS MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from the Support CD. See section 5.2.3 Utilities menu for details. • Before using the ASUS MyLogo2™,... then click Next. The ASUS MyLogo window appears. Select Update BIOS from a file from the drop down...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 111
    ...BIOS, restart the computer to display the new boot logo during POST. When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original BIOS to load the new boot logo. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-9
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 112
    ...(Universal Audio Jack) technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors and giving users plug and play convenience. Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support CD that came with the motherboard package. If the Realtek audio ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 113
    ...menus for options on changing the acoustic environment, adjust the equalizer, or set the karaoke to your desired settings. Click to effect the Sound Effect settings and exit. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-11
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 114
    ... tab. Click the drop-down menu to select the channel configuration. The control settings window displays the status of connected devices. Click for analog and digital options. Click to effect the Audio I/O settings and exit 4. 5-12 Chapter 5: Software support
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 115
    ... tab. Click the option buttons to change the sound, moving path, or environment settings. Click Click to test your settings. to effect the 3D Audio Demo settings and exit. 4. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-13
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 116
    .... Installing PC Probe II 1. To install PC Probe II on your computer: Place the Support CD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature. If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 117
    ... window right handle turns red, as the illustrations below show. When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to the Monitor panels section for details. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-15
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 118
    ... the monitor panel by clicking the or buttons. You can also adjust the threshold values using the Config window. You cannot adjust the sensor threshold values in a small monitoring panel. Click to increase value Click to decrease value 5-16 Chapter 5: Software support
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    ... (Desktop Management Interface) browser. This browser displays various desktop and system information. Click the plus sign (+) before DMI Information to display the available information. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-17
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 120
    ... space usage The Hard Disk tab displays the used and available hard disk drive space. The left panel of the tab lists all logical drives. Click a hard disk drive to display the information on the right panel. The pie chart at the bottom of the window represents the used (blue) and ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 121
    ... scale. Loads the default threshold values for each sensor Applies your changes Cancels or ignores your changes Loads your saved configuration Saves your configuration ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-19
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 122
    ..., and Q-Fan 2 utilities easily. Install the AI Gear 3+ Driver before the ASUS AI Suite utility. Otherwise, the ASUS AI Suite ... 2. To install AI Suite on your computer: Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature. ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 123
    Other feature buttons Click on right corner of the main window to open the monitor window. Displays the CPU/ system temperature, CPU/memory/PCIE voltage, and... Click on right corner of the expanded window to switch the temperature from degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-21
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 124
    5.3.5 ASUS EPU Utility -- AI Gear 3+ ASUS AI Gear 3+ is a utility designed to configure and support all ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) features. This easy-to-use utility provides four system performance profiles that adjusts the processor frequency ...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 125
    ... Calculator window. You may reset the time for the calculator to start counting. Click to reset the time the calculator starts Displays the electricity saved since the time was reset ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-23
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 126
    5.3.6 ASUS AI Nap This feature allows you to minimize the power consumption of your computer whenever ... operation. After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility by ... Use power button. Unclick the item to switch the function back. 5-24 Chapter 5: Software support
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 127
    ... the fan to achieve maximal fan speed for the best cooling effect. click to display the dropdown list and select a Q-Fan 2 mode Click Apply at the bottom to save the setup. ASUS P5K SE/EPU 5-25
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 128
    5.3.8 ASUS AI Booster The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in ...the BIOS. After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility by ... manually, or create and apply your personal overclocking configurations. 5-26 Chapter 5: Software support
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 129
    Appendix: CPU features The Appendix describes the CPU features and technologies that the motherboard supports. A
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    Chapter summary A.1 A.2 A.3 Intel EM64T...A-1 ® A Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST)...A-1 Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology...A-3 ASUS P5K SE/EPU
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 131
    ... • Intel® processor with EIST support Operating system with EIST support (Windows® Vista, Windows® XP SP2/ Linux 2.6 kernel or later versions) BIOS file with EIST support ASUS P5K SE/EPU A-1
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 132
    ... Properties from the pop-up menu. When the Display Properties window appears, click the Screen Saver tab.... power section to open the Power Options Properties window. 8. 9. On the Power schemes section, click , then ... OK. 10. Close the Display Properties window. After you adjust the power scheme,...
  • Asus P5K SE EPU | User Manual - Page 133
    ... appears only if you installed a CPU that supports Hyper­‑Threading Technology. Restart the computer. Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology. 3. ASUS P5K SE/EPU A-3
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    A-4 Appendix: CPU features



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