Asus P8H61-M LX User Manual

Asus P8H61-M LX Manual

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  • Asus P8H61-M LX | User Manual - Page 1
    P8H61-M LX Series • P8H61-M LX • P8H61-M LX PLUS Motherboard
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    ..., which will be no earlier than December 1, 2011, either (1) for free by downloading it from http://support.asus.com/download; or (2) for the cost of reproduction and shipment, which is dependent on the preferred carrier and the location where you want to ...
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    ... Notices...vi Safety information...vii About this guide...viii P8H61-M LX Series specifications summary...ix Chapter 1: 1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome!...1-1 Package contents...1-1 Special ... the CPU heatsink and fan...1-11 Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan...1-12 Overview...1-13 Memory ...
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    ...26 Support DVD information...1-26 Chapter 2: 2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS...2-1 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4 ASUS ... CrashFree BIOS 3 utility...2-3 ASUS BIOS Updater...2-4 BIOS information 2.2 2.3 BIOS setup program...]...2-14 DRAM Timing Control...2-14 CPU Power Management...2-14 iGPU Offset...
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    ...Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage...2-23 Anti Surge Support [Enabled]...2-23 Bootup NumLock State [On]...2-24...Mode]...2-25 Boot Option Priorities...2-25 Boot Override...2-25 ASUS EZ Flash Utility...2-26 ASUS SPD Information...2-26 ASUS O.C. Profile...2-26 Monitor menu...2-22 Boot menu...2-24 Tools ...
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    ... Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs ... packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling information ...
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    ... framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm. DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. ... safety Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals that came ...
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    ... to help you complete a task. Where to find more information 1. 2. ASUS websites Refer to the following sources for additional information and for ... information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Optional documentation Your product package may ...
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    P8H61-M LX Series specifications summary CPU LGA1155 socket for Intel® Second Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 ... Boost Technology 2.0 suppport depends on the CPU types; ** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list. Intel® H61 (B3) Express Chipset 2 x DIMM, max. 16GB, ...
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    P8H61-M LX Series specifications summary ASUS unique features ASUS EPU ASUS Anti-Surge ... UEFI BIOS ASUS AI Suite II ASUS AI Charger ASUS ESD ASUS Low EMI ASUS CrashFree ... 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors (P8H61-M LX PLUS only) ASUS Exclusive ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) ...
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    ... Thank you for buying an ASUS® P8H61-M LX Series motherboard! The motherboard delivers a host of new features... list below. 1.2 Package contents ASUS P8H61-M LX Series motherboard 2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s ...Application DVD Documentation • P8H61-M LX Series motherboards include P8H61-M LX PLUS and ...
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    ... for advanced operating systems. 100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors (P8H61-M LX PLUS only) This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer ... more intricate system control, including detailed DRAM information. Easy & Flexible 1-2 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ASUS Anti-Surge Protection This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused by power surges from switching power supply (PSU). ASUS EPU ASUS ... discharge spread. Fan Xpert ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU and chassis ...
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    ... restore a corrupted BIOS file using the bundled support DVD or USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file. ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS EZ ... products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus mitigate environmental impacts. 1-4 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. SB_PWR P8H61-M LX ON Standby Power OFF Powered Off P8H61-M LX Onboard LED Chapter 1: Product ...
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    ... to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard. Screw holes Place this side towards the rear of the chassis P8H61-M LX 1-6 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... LAN1_USB12 CHA_FAN 24.4cm(9.6in) EATXPWR SB_PWR Lithium Cell CMOS Power LGA1155 2 AUDIO PCIEX16 RTL 8111E P8H61-M LX PCIEX1_1 5 Super I/O PCIEX1_2 Intel® H61 SATA3G_2 SATA3G_1 SATA3G_4 SATA3G_3 6 PCIEX1_3 ALC 887 SPDIF_OUT USB56 USB78 ...
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    ... CPU: Installing the CPU Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard. P8H61-M LX P8H61-M LX CPU socket LGA1155 2. Press the load lever with your thumb (A), and then... the PnP cap unless you are installing a CPU. Load lever A B Retention tab 1-8 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ...socket by lifting the tab only. PnP cap 5. Position the CPU over the socket, ensuring that the gold triangle is on the bottom‑left corner of the socket, and then fit the ...in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the...
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    ... then push down the load lever (B), ensuring that the front edge of the load plate slides under the retention knob (C). A B C 8. Insert the load lever under the retention tab. 1-10 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU fan and ... on top of the installed CPU, ensuring that the four fasteners match the holes on the motherboard. Orient the heatsink ... and fan assembly in place. A B 1 1 B A The type of CPU heatsink and fan assembly may ...
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    3. Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN. CPU_FAN P8H61-M LX P8H61-M LX CPU fan connector Do not forget to connect the CPU...the motherboard. A A B CPU FAN PWM CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWR GND B A B B A 1-12 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... with less power consumption. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets: DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 Channel Channel A Channel B P8H61-M LX Sockets DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 P8H61-M LX 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets Chapter 1: Product introduction 1-13
  • Asus P8H61-M LX | User Manual - Page 24
    ...load (2 DIMMs) or overclocking condition. Memory configurations P8H61-M LX Series Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1066 MHz capability Vendors Crucial ...(low voltage) • • 1.35V(low voltage) • • 1.5V • • 1.5V • • 1.5V 1-14 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ...KKB8FNWBFGNX-26A KFC8FNMXF-BXX-15A J1108BDBG-DJ-F H5TQ2G83AFRH9C J1108BDBG-DJ-F D1288JPNDPLD9U J1108BDSE-DJ-F J2108BCSE-DJ-F H5TQ2G83AFR OJD12D9LGQ 9FF22D9KPT OJD12D9LGK 9KF27D9KPT OLD22D9LGK Timing Voltage DIMM socket support (Optional) A* B* • • • • • • • • • • • • • • ...
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    ...one pair of modules inserted into both the blue slots as one pair of dualchannel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVL. SS: Single-sided / DS: Double-sided 1-16 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    .... Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components. 1. 2. Press the retaining clips outward to unlock a ... a DIMM Simultaneously press the retaining clips outward to unlock the DIMM. Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. ...
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    ... for the expansion card. When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support "Share IRQ" or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, ... cards complying with the PCI Express specifications. PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot 1-18 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ...CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) Jumpers CLRTC P8H61-M LX 1 2 2 3 Normal (Default) Clear RTC P8H61-M LX Clear RTC RAM To erase the RTC RAM: 1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord....
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    ... Front Speaker Out Bass/Center Side Speaker Out To configure an 8-channel audio output: Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support 8-channel audio output. 1-20 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ...-1 pin AAFP) AGND NC NC PIN 1 AAFP PIN 1 PORT1 L PORT1 R PORT2 R SENSE_SEND PORT2 L P8H61-M LX HD-audio-compliant pin definition Legacy AC'97 compliant definition P8H61-M LX Front panel audio connector • We recommend that you connect a high-...
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    ...GND PSON# GND -12 Volts +3 Volts P8H61-M LX +3 Volts +12 Volts +12 ...GND +5 Volts GND +3 Volts +3 Volts PIN 1 P8H61-M LX ATX power connectors • For a fully... system beeps and warnings. Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER) P8H61-M LX PIN... GND GND Speaker Out GND GND SPEAKER ASUS P8H61-M LX Series...
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    ...CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN) CHA_FAN P8H61-M LX P8H61-M LX CPU connectors Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air ...USB+5V USB_P10USB_P10+ GND NC USB+5V USB_P9USB_P9+ GND PIN 1 P8H61-M LX USB+5V USB_P5USB_P5+ ...
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    ...RSATA_RXN4 RSATA_RXP4 GND RSATA_TXN4 RSATA_TXP4 GND P8H61-M LX P8H61-M LX Intel® SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors... audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) P8H61-M LX SPDIF_OUT P8H61-M LX Digital audio connector The ...GND GND RSATA_TXP1 RSATA_TXN1 GND RSATA_RXP1 RSATA_RXN1 GND SATA3G_3 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... supports several chassis-mounted functions. PWR LED PWR BTN System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL) F_PANEL P8H61-M LX HD_LED P8H61-M LX System panel connector • This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this ...
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    ...are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates. Support DVD information To run the Support DVD Place the Support ...DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD. 1-26 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ...Internet Service Provider (ISP). • This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package. ASUS ... Update To install ASUS Update: 1. 2. 3. Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu ..., click Start > Programs > ASUS > AI Suite II > AI Suite II X.XX....
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    ... utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com. ASUS EZ Flash 2 To update the BIOS using EZ ... ROM Utility V00.75 Flash Info MODEL: P8H61-M LX File Path: fs0:\ Drive fs0:\ ...[Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown/Home/End] Move [Esc] Exit [F2] Backup 2-2 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into P8H61MLX.ROM (for P8H61-M LX) or P8H61MLP.ROM (for P8H61-M LX PLUS). ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility • The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. ...
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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 on...disk from Drive C (optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive). Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)! C:\>d: D:\> 2-4 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
  • Asus P8H61-M LX | User Manual - Page 41
    ...BIOS backup is done, press any key to return to the DOS prompt. ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.18 Current ROM BOARD: P8H61-M LX VER: 0206 DATE: 05/16/2011 Update ROM BOARD: Unknown VER: Unknown DATE: Unknown PATH: A:\ BIOS backup is done!...
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    ... as below. ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.18 Current ROM BOARD: P8H61-M LX VER: 0206 DATE: 05/16/2011 A: P8H61MLX.ROM Update ROM BOARD: Unknown VER: ... connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have disconnected them. 2-6 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ..., and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. • Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. • Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the mouse to ...
  • Asus P8H61-M LX | User Manual - Page 44
    ... temperature, CPU/5V/3.3V/12V voltage output, CPU/chassis fan speed EFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode P8H61-M LX BIOS Version : 0206 Exits the BIOS setup ... installed to the system. • The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the system. 2-8 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... configurations. To access the EZ Mode, click Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode. Back button Menu items Menu bar Configuration fields ... Main Back Ai Tweaker Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Advanced\ Onboard Devices Configuration > Enabled HD SPDIF Realtek LAN Controller Enabled Disabled Enabled/...
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    ...item that is not user-configurable. A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and press to display a list of options. 2-10 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... Version Build Date ME Version South Bridge Stepping CPU Information Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU 0 @ 3.10GHz Speed Memory Information Total Memory Speed System Language System Date ... the system default language 3100 MHz 1024 MB 1333 MHz English [Mon 09/13/2010] [...
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    ... a user password, but press when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed. 2-12 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ...options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you installed on the motherboard. EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode The Ai Tweaker... The iGPU frequency may be optimized depending on the system loading. [Manual]  The input value is the optimal iGPU frequency. However, the...
  • Asus P8H61-M LX | User Manual - Page 50
    .... [Disabled] Disables this function. The following three items appear only when you set both the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology and Turbo Mode items to [Enabled]. 2-14 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... range from -0.630V to +0.630V with a 0.010V interval. 2.4.8 [+] [-] CPU Offset Mode Sign [+] To offset the voltage ... value. To offset the voltage by a negative value. CPU Voltage [Auto] Allows you to set ..., DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may damage the CPU permanently. We recommend ...
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    ... this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically detects. The items shown in submenu may be different due to the CPU you installed. CPU Configuration 2-16 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ...]  Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions. [Disabled] Disables this ... condition. [Disabled] Disables this function. CPU C1E [Enabled] [Enabled]  Enables the C1E support function. This item should be enabled in order to enable the ...
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    ...] [Enhanced] 2-18 This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode]. Disables the SATA function. Set to [Enhanced] to support more than four SATA devices. ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... If no USB device is detected, the item shows None. USB Configuration Legacy USB Support [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Auto] Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS). ... mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. Enables the ...
  • Asus P8H61-M LX | User Manual - Page 56
    ... AC Power Loss [Power Off] Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled] [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key] Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-20 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    Power On By PCIE [Disabled] [Disabled] Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event. [Enabled] Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event. Power On By Ring [Disabled] [Disabled]  Disables Ring to generate a wake event. [Enabled]  ...
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    ... and allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan. [Standard]  Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust depending on the CPU temperature. 2-22 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... parameters. The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual]. CPU Upper Temperature [70] Use the and ... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage Anti Surge Support [Enabled] Chapter 2: BIOS information 2-23
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    ... [Enabled] [Disabled] Full Screen Logo [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature. Post Report [5 sec] This item appears only ... be pressed when error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Wait for 'F1' If Error [Enabled] 2-24 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
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    ... in the system. • To select the boot device during system startup, press when ASUS Logo appears. • To access Windows OS in Safe ... number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start booting from ...
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    ... updating the BIOS to prevent the system boot failure! • We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/CPU configuration and BIOS version. 2-26 ASUS P8H61-M LX Series
  • Asus P8H61-M LX | User Manual - Page 63
    ... Load Optimized Defaults Save Changes & Reset Discard Changes & Exit ASUS EZ Mode Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device Load Optimized Defaults This option ... window appears. Select Yes to discard changes and exit. ASUS EZ Mode This option allows you to enter the EZ...
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    ...asus.com.tw +86-21-38429911 support.asus.com 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA ...-282-2787 +1-812-284-0883 support.asus.com Harkort Str. 21-23... Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959911 www.asus.de www.asus.de/sales +49-1805-010923...-010920* +49-2102-9599-11 support.asus.com Technical Support Telephone Online...
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    ..., 40880 RATINGEN GERMANY Motherboard P8H61-M LX, P8H61-M LX PLUS ASUSTek COMPUTER INC. Address, City: Country: Authorized representative in ...-3-3:2008 EN 55020:2007 Product Name : Motherboard Model Number : P8H61-M LX, P8H61-M LX PLUS Conforms to the following specifications: FCC Part 15, Subpart ...



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