Asus Z87-PLUS Z87-PLUS User's Manual

Asus Z87-PLUS Manual

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    Motherboard Z87-PLUS
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    ..., AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY ... our last shipment of the product, either (1) for free by downloading it from http://support.asus.com/download or (2) for the cost of reproduction and shipment, ...
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    Contents Safety information...vi About this guide...vii Z87-PLUS specifications summary...ix Package contents...xiv Installation tools and components...xv Chapter... Quiet Thermal Solution...1-4 ASUS EZ DIY...1-4 Other special features...1-5 Before you proceed...1-6 Motherboard layout...1-7 ...
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    ... 2 Utility...3-48 ASUS O.C. Profile...3-48 ASUS SPD Information...3-49 3.9.1 3.9.2 3.9.3 3.10 3.11 Exit menu...3-50 Updating BIOS...3-51 EZ Update...3-51 ASUS EZ Flash 2...3-52 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3...3-53 ASUS BIOS Updater...3-54 3.11.1 3.11.2 3.11.3 3.11.4 ...
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    ... Boost...4-16 USB BIOS Flashback Wizard...4-17 Ai Charger+...4-19 EZ Update...4-20 ... ATA hard disks...5-2 Setting the RAID item in BIOS...5-2 Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ... OS installation...5-8 RAID support 5.2 Creating a RAID driver disk...5-7 Appendices Notices ...A-1 ASUS contact ...
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    ... not try to fix it by yourself. 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 package. Before using the ...
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    ... sources for additional information and for product and software updates. 1. The ASUS website provides ... hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Your product package .... These documents are not part of the standard package. Optional documentation ASUS websites 2. vii
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    ... CAUTION: 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 and additional ... If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+). Italics viii
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    Z87-PLUS specifications summary CPU LGA1150 socket for the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/Intel® Core™i5/ ... 2.0* * The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types. Chipset Memory Intel® Z87 Express Chipset 4 x DIMM, max. 32GB, DDR3 2800 (O.C.)* / 2666 (O.C.)* 2600 ...
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    Z87-PLUS specifications summary Storage Intel® Z87 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 - 6 x SATA 6.0 Gb...panel jackretasking - Optical S/PDIF out ports at rear I/O USB Intel® Z87 Express Chipset - supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost - 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at mid-board for front panel support - 2...
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    Z87-PLUS specifications summary ASUS Exclusive features ASUS TPU - Auto Tuning, TurboV...- MemOK! - ASUS Fan Xpert 2 - ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-sink solution - ASUS USB BIOS... ASUS O.C. Tuner - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED) ASUS Q-Slot ASUS...
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    Z87-PLUS specifications summary ASUS exclusive overclocking features Precision Tweaker 2 vCore: Adjustable CPU Core voltage at 0.001V ... PCH voltage control at 0.0125 increment - BCLK/PCIE frequency tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz at 0.1MHz increment - ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall) SFS (...
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    Z87-PLUS specifications summary Internal I/O connectors 1 x DirectKey button 1 x DRCT (DirectKey) connector 1 x BIOS Flashback button 1 x EPU switch 1 ... Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites,...
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    Package contents Check your motherboard package for the following items User Ma nual ASUS Z87-PLUS motherboard User manual Support DVD 3 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables 1 x ASUS SLI™ bridge connector 1 x ASUS I/O ...
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    ...components 1 bag of screws Philips (cross) screwdriver PC chassis Power supply unit Intel® LGA1150 CPU Intel® LGA1150 compatible CPU Fan DIMM SATA hard disk drive SATA optical disc drive (optional) Graphics card (optional) The tools...
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    ...bandwidth requirements of 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications. Quad-GPU SLI and CrossFireX™ Support ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-1 Chapter 1 This motherboard features the most powerful Intel® Z87 platform that optimizes PCIe allocation in multi...
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    ... Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization DIGI+ Power Control ASUS DIGI+ Power Control features the revolutionary and...extends the component's lifespan. Chapter 1 1-2 ASUS Fan Xpert 2 ASUS Fan Xpert 2 provides customizable ...Fan Auto Tuning feature, ASUS Fan Xpert 2 automatically detects and tweaks all ...
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    ... updated even without entering the existing BIOS or operating system. It also allows you to regularly check for UEFI BIOS updates, and download the latest BIOS automatically. ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-3 Chapter 1
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    ... issues, ensure memory boot compatibility, determine fail-safe settings, and dramatically improve the systemís bootup. 1.1.4 ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution ASUS ... you with dual selectable modes and native support for hard drives larger than 2.2 TB. ASUS UEFI BIOS includes the following new features...
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    ... bass performance even without a subwoofer, and improves dialogues derived from DVD or Blu-ray Disc™. ErP Ready ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-5 Chapter 1 The motherboard is European Union's Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires products to meet ...
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    ... overview Before you proceed Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings. • ...supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components. Chapter 1 1-6 Chapter 1: Product introduction
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    1.2.2 Motherboard layout ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-7 Chapter 1 Refer to 1.2.8 Internal connectors and 2.3.1 Rear I/O connection for more information about rear panel connectors and internal connectors.
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    ... EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V) 2. LGA1150 CPU socket 3. CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CPU_OPT, 4-pin CHA_FAN1-4 ) 4. DDR3 DIMM slots 5. MemOK!... USB3_12) 9. Direct connector (2-pin DRCT) 10. Intel® Z87 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-6 [...
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    ... if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost... socket contacts resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap. • • ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-9 Chapter 1
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    1.2.4 The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) slots. A DDR3 module is ... from a DDR or DDR2 module. DO NOT install a DDR or DDR2 memory module to the DDR3 slot. System memory Recommended memory configurations Chapter...
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    .../en-us. This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or less (Memory chip capacity counts in Megabit, 8...of the same version or data code (D/ C) from the same vendor. Check with the vendor to get the correct memory modules. • • • ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-11 Chapter 1
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    Z87-PLUS Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3 2800(O.C.) MHz capability Vendors Part No. Size SS/ DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS Chip Brand Chip NO. Timing Voltage DIMM socket support (Optional) 1 G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL APACER APACER CORSAIR CORSAIR F3-2800C11Q-16GTXD(XMP) F3-2800C12Q-32GTXD(...
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    ...(XMP) GET34GB2200C9DC(XMP) GET38GB2200C9ADC(XMP) 4GB (2x2GB) 4GB (2x2GB) 8GB (2x4GB) DS DS DS 7-10-10-28 9-10-9-28 9-11-9-28 1.65 1.65 1.65 • • • 2 • • • • • 4 ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-13 Chapter 1
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    DDR3 2133(O.C.) MHz capability Vendors Part No. Size SS/ DS Chip Brand Chip NO. Timing Voltage DIMM socket support (Optional) 1 A-DATA A-DATA Apacer Apacer CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON OCZ Patriot Patriot Patriot Patriot Team Team...
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    ...10-9-27 9-10-9-27 10-11-10-27 10-11-10-27 9-10-9-27 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 • • • • • • • • • • • • 2 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 4 • (continued on the next page) ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-15 Chapter 1 •
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    ...Chip NO. Timing Voltage DIMM socket support (Optional) 1 CORSAIR CORSAIR Crucial G.SKILL ...-30 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.65 1.65 1.65 1.65 1.5 1.5 1.5 2 4 DDR3 1800(O.C.) MHz capability Vendors Part ...(XMP) 4GB (2x2GB) DS 9-9-9-24 1.6 • 2 • 4 • DDR3 1600 MHz capability Vendors Part...
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    ...24 10-1010-27 8-8-8-24 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 8-8-8-24 8-8-8-24 1.65 NO 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.65 1.5 1.65 1.65 1.65 1.65 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.65 1.5 2 4 • • • (continued on the next page) ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-17 Chapter 1 •
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    DDR3 1600 MHz capability Vendors Part No. Size SS/ DS DS DS SS DS DS DS DS DS DS ... DS DS Chip Brand Elixir Elixir Elixir GoodRam KINGMAX KINGMAX Chip NO. Timing Voltage DIMM socket support (Optional) 1 EK Memory EK Memory Elixir Elixir Elixir G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL G.SKILL G.Skill G....
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    ... • • • • • • • • • • • • • 2 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 4 • ASUS Z87-PLUS...
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    DDR3 1333 MHz capability Vendors Part No. Size SS/ DS SS SS DS DS... Chip Brand Chip NO. Timing Voltage DIMM socket support (Optional) 1 ACTICA ACTICA ACTICA ACTICA ACTICA ACTICA ... CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR EK Memory G.SKILL G.SKILL ACT1GHU64B 8F1333S ACT1GHU72C 8G1333S ACT2GHU64B ...
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    ... C2S46D30D313 D9PFJ 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 7-7-7-24 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 9-9-9-24 9 9-9-9-24 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 2 4 (continued on the next page) ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-21 Chapter 1
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    DDR3 1333 MHz capability Vendors Part No. Size SS/ DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS DS SS SS... NANYA S-POWER NANYA S-POWER S-POWER Team Transcend MICRON Chip NO. Timing Voltage DIMM socket support (Optional) 1 OCZ OCZ OCZ OCZ Patriot Patriot Patriot Patriot RiDATA RiDATA SAMSUNG Silicon Power Silicon ...
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    ... DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Load the X.M.P. or D.O.C.P. settings in the BIOS for the hyper DIMM support. Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL. ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-23 Chapter 1
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    ... Expansion slots Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. Slot No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Slot Description PCIe 2.0 x1_1 slot PCI_1 PCIe 3.0 x16_1 slot PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot PCI_2 Chapter 1 1-24 ...
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    ... using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment. IRQ assignments for this motherboard PCIe x16_1 PCIe x16_2 PCIe x16_3 PCIe x1_1 ... shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared shared - - - - - shared - - - - - shared - shared ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-25 Chapter 1
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    ...Power-on button Onboard buttons and switches The motherboard comes with a power-on button that allows you... or wake up the system. The button also lights up when the system is plugged to a power source... cable before removing or installing any motherboard component. Chapter 1 1-26 Chapter 1: Product...
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    ...to 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. • • • • ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-27 Chapter 1
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    ... This feature allows your system to go to the BIOS Setup program with the press of a button. With DirectKey, ... again or the Power-on button to reboot and enter the BIOS directly. Turn off your system using ... system to go through POST (without entering the BIOS) when you reboot your system. Refer to ...
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    ... TPU feature in the AI Suite 3 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 Z87-PLUS 1-29 Chapter 1
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    ...powered off. EPU switch The EPU LED (OLED2) near the EPU switch lights up when the EPU switch is enabled. Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for... 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. ...
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    ... 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 Z87-PLUS 1-31 Chapter 1
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    ... LEDs provide the status of these key components during POST (Power-On-Self Test): CPU, memory modules, VGA card, and hard disk drive.s If an error is found, the critical component's LED stays lit up until the problem is solved. POST State LEDs Onboard ...
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    3. The EPU LED lights up when the EPU switch is enabled. EPU LED ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-33 Chapter 1
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    ...disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s signal cables. Intel Z87 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-6 [yellow]) ® Internal connectors If you installed ... Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® Z87 chipset. • These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] ...
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    ... the related driver to fully use the USB 3.0 ports under Windows® 7. The plugged USB 3.0 device may run on xHCI or EHCI mode depending on the operating system's setting. 1-35 ASUS Z87-PLUS Chapter 1
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    4. This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. 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. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) The S/PDIF module is purchased ...
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    ... cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB, dark brown) first, and ... 7. The plugged USB 2.0 device may run on xHCI or EHCI mode depending on the operating system's setting. ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-37 Chapter 1
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    ...Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors! Ensure that the CPU fan is securely installed ...pin CPU_OPT; 4-pin CHA_FAN1-4) • • • The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 ...CPU_FAN connector and CHA_FAN connectors support the ASUS FAN Xpert 2 feature. Chapter 1 1-38 ...
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    ... (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM) ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-39 Chapter 1
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    ... for your system, refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus. com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details. • • • • Chapter 1 1-40 Chapter 1: Product introduction
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    ... SeaSonic S12 II SS-330GB 330W Thermaltake toughpower TPX775 ZEST-ZE-850EZ GoldenField ATX-S395 OCZ-OCZ550FTY Delta GPS-300AB ENERTRONIX-EN-300 Seventeam ST-550P-AD ... THERMALTAKE TR2 RX850AH3CH Wattage 350 400 1000 1200 530 1250 450 300 850 430 750 1050 750 850 ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-41 Chapter 1 320
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    ...power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and...HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to ...the system power. Reset button (2-pin RESET) ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 59
    ...the motherboard. Ensure that your chassis comes with the extra button cable that supports the DirectKey feature. Refer to the technical documentation that came with the chassis for details. ASUS Z87-PLUS 1-43 Chapter 1
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    Chapter 1 1-44 Chapter 1: Product introduction
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    ...1. Install the ASUS Q-Shield to the chassis rear I/O panel. 2. Place the motherboard into the chassis, ensuring that its rear I/O ports are aligned to the chassis' rear I/O panel. ASUS Z87-PLUS 2-1 Chapter 2
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    3. Place nine screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Chapter 2 2-2 DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard. Chapter 2: Basic installation
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    2.1.2 CPU installation Ensure that you install the correct CPU designed for LGA1150 socket only. DO NOT install a CPU designed for LGA155 and LGA1156 socket on the LGA1150 socket. ASUS Z87-PLUS 2-3 Chapter 2
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    2.1.3 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. To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly Chapter 2 2-4 Chapter 2: Basic installation
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    To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly ASUS Z87-PLUS 2-5 Chapter 2
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    2.1.4 DIMM installation To remove a DIMM Chapter 2 2-6 Chapter 2: Basic installation
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    2.1.5 ATX Power connection OR OR ASUS Z87-PLUS 2-7 Chapter 2
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    2.1.6 SATA device connection OR OR Chapter 2 2-8 Chapter 2: Basic installation
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    2.1.7 Front I/O Connectors To install ASUS Q-Connector HDD LED+ HDD LED- HDD LED PWR Ground Reset Ground POWE R SW RESET SW To install USB 2.0 connector To install front panel audio connector HDD LED AAFP USB 2.0 To install USB 3.0 connector USB 3.0 ASUS Z87-PLUS 2-9 Chapter 2
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    2.1.8 Expansion Card installation To install PCIe x16 cards To install PCIe x1 cards To install PCI cards Chapter 2 2-10 Chapter 2: Basic installation
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    ...until a flashing light appears, which indicates that the BIOS Flashback function is enabled. Wait until the light goes out, indicating that the BIOS updating process is completed. ASUS Z87-PLUS 2-11 Chapter 2
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    ..., BIOS file name error, or incompatible BIOS file format. If this happens, restart the syetem. 3. BIOS updating poses some risks. If... is damaged during the updating process and the system fails to reboot, please contact your local ASUS Service Center for assistance Chapter 2 2-12 Chapter 2: Basic ...
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    ... keyboard/mouse combo port ASMedia® USB 3.0 ports, support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost. Optical S/PDIF Out port...3.0 ports, support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost Turbo Mode. (Bottom port supports USB BIOS Flashback ...the tables on the next page for LAN port LEDs, and audio port definitions. ASUS Z87-PLUS 2-13 Chapter 2
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    ... supports up to three displays under Windows® OS environment, two displays under BIOS, and one display under DOS. Intel display architecture design supports the following maximum supported pixel clocks (Pixel Clock = H total x V ...
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    ... Speaker Out Mic In Center/Subwoofer Rear Speaker Out Side Speaker Out 2.3.2 Audio I/O connections Audio I/O ports Connect to Headphone and Mic Connect to Stereo Speakers ASUS Z87-PLUS 2-15 Chapter 2
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    Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers Chapter 2 2-16 Chapter 2: Basic installation
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    ... system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance. ASUS Z87-PLUS 2-17 Chapter 2 After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up. For systems...
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    ... hold down the key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions in Chapter 3. 2.5 While the system ...sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Press the power switch for more ... enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Turning off the computer Chapter ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 79
    ...on the screen during the system bootup and requests you to run the BIOS Setup. You have installed a new system component that requires further ... help of a trained service personnel. When downloading or updating the BIOS file, rename it as Z87PL.CAP for this motherboard. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-1 Chapter 3
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    ... mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the mouse to control the BIOS setup ... after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and reset the motherboard to the default value...switches for information on how to erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS button The BIOS setup program ...
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    ...• The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system. The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the system. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-3 Chapter 3
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    ... options for experienced end-users to configure the BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of ... temperature, power status, and changing the fan settings. For changing the system boot configuration ... functions For selecting the exit options and loading default settings Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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    ... functions: delete, cut, copy and paste. You can only use the alphanumeric characters to enter your notes. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-5 Chapter 3 A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and press to display...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 84
    ... items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup. 3.3 MyFavorites is your personal space where... items to My Favorites 1. 2. To add frequently-used BIOS items to My Favorites: Use the arrow keys... items such as Memory SPD Information, system time and date Chapter 3 3-6 Chapter 3: BIOS setup...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 85
    ...items on top of the screen show the default [Not Installed]. After you set a password, these items show [Installed]. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-7 Chapter 3 • If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM to clear...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 86
    ...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 ...the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press . Confirm the password when prompted. Chapter 3 3-8 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 87
    .... The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you installed on the motherboard. Ai Tweaker menu Scroll down to display other BIOS items. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-9 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 88
    ...appears only when you set the Ai Overclocking Tuner to [X.M.P.]. eXtreme Memory Profile ASUS MultiCore Enhancement [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] Allows you to select the X.M.P. mode supported by ...-defined memory frequency mode. Allows you to set to default core ratio settings. CPU Core...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 89
    ... Ratio. Use the or keys to adjust the CPU graphics ratio. The minimum value depends on the installed CPU. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-11 Chapter 3 Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configuration options vary with the BCLK/PCIE Frequency ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 90
    OC Tuner [As Is] OC Tuner automatically overclocks the frequency and voltage of CPU and DRAM for enhancing the system performance and accelerates the iGPU ... DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [15] Chapter 3 3-12 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 91
    ... - [15] Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [15] Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [15] Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [15] DRAM CKE Minimum pulse width [Auto] ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-13 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 92
    ...] Dec_WRD Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [15] Configuration options: [Auto] [0] - [1] tRDWR [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [31] tRDWR_dr [Auto] Chapter 3 3-14 Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [31] tRDWR_dd [Auto] Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [31] Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 93
    ... setting for stability. Configuration options: [Optimized (ASUS] [Default (MRC)] DIGI+ Power Control CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto] Load...CPU Voltage frequency. Use the or keys to adjust the value. The values range from 300kHz to 500kHz with a 50kHz interval. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-15 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 94
    ...frequency range simultaneously. Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%] Choose a higher value when overclocking, or under a high CPU loading for extra power support. Chapter 3 3-16 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 95
    ...[Optimized] [Extreme] Allows you to set the Auto mode. Allows you to set the ASUS optimized phase tuning profile. Allows you to set the full phase .... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The following items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode to [Enabled]. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-17 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 96
    ...Auto] Allows your system to take precautionary actions to be taken by the CPU when the thermal conditions of the external regulator exceeds the threshold. ...We recommend you to disable this item when overclocking. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] CPU Internal Power Configuration CPU ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 97
    ... to enlarge the overclocking potential. Higher value provides better power-saving condition.Use or key to adjust the value. The values range from 0A to 30A at 1Amp increment. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-19 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 98
    ... might choose high level voltage to overclock, but not guaranteed CPU life. Configuration options: [Disabled... item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Manual]. CPU Core Voltage Override [Auto]...when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] or [Adaptive Mode]. Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 99
    ...] The following item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Manual Mode]. CPU Cache Voltage Override [Auto] Allows ... DRAM frequency. Use the or keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-21 Chapter 3 CPU System ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 100
    ... to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval. SVID Support [Auto] When overclocking, set this item to [Enabled]. Disabling ... set SVID Support to [Enabled]. SVID Voltage Override [Auto] CPU Input Voltage ... interval. Chapter 3 3-22 According to Intel® CPU specifications, DIMMs with voltage requirement over ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 101
    ...] [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] Automatic configuration. Enhances the BCLK overclocking ability. Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-23 Chapter 3 Allows you to increase the value of the clock crossing voltage when the rising edge of the ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 102
    3.6 The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices. Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. Advanced menu Chapter 3 3-24 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 103
    .... [Enabled] This Item apears only if you installed a CPU that supports the Intel Hyper-threading technology. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-25 Chapter 3 [Disabled] Two threads per activated core are enabled. Only one thread per activated core is enabled.
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 104
    ... Cores [All] Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package. ...XD feature flag to always return to zero (0). Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled]...allows you to manage and configure the CPU's power. Chapter 3 3-26 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 105
    Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled] Allows your system to adjust the processor's voltage and cores frequency, resulting in decreased power ...a C-state according to the following configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [C0/C1] [C2] [C3] [C6] [CPU C7] [CPU C7s] ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-27 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 106
    .... Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] Intel Rapid Start Technology [Disabled] Configuration ...) to 120 minutes. Active Page Threshold Support [Enabled] Chapter 3 3-28 The system automatically... Rapid Start Technology to work. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Chapter 3: BIOS setup...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 107
    ... devices. The SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port. Scroll down to display the other BIOS items. SATA Configuration ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-29 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 108
    ... to [RAID Mode] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the SATA hard disk drives. Aggressive LPM Support [Auto] Allows you to enable the PCH to aggressively enter link... item to [AHCI] or [RAID], and allow you to enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support. Chapter 3 3-30 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 109
    ...] Render Standby [Auto] Allows you to enable the Intel Graphics Render Standby support to reduce the iGPU power use when idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-31 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 110
    ... parameters. Memory Scrambler [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Memory Scrambler support. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Memory Remap [Enabled] ... you to enable remapping the memory above 4GB. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Chapter 3 3-32 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 111
    ...[CD-ROM] USB Single Port Control Allows you to enable or disable the individual USB port. Refer to section 1.2.2 Motherboard layout for the location of the USB ports. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-33 Chapter 3 Mass Storage Devices [Auto]
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 112
    ...only when you set the PCI Express Native Power Management to [Enabled]. Native ASPM [Disabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] Vista controls the ASPM support for the device. BIOS controls the ASPM support for the device. Chapter 3 3-34 Chapter ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 113
    ...) mode to high definition audio. SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF] [SPDIF] [HDMI] Sets to an SPDIF audio output. Sets to an HDMI audio output. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-35 Chapter 3 [AC97] Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC'97
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 114
    ... you to set the Hot Plug support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Intel LAN Controller ...LAN controller. Disables the Intel® LAN controller. Intel PXE OPROM [Disabled] This item appears ...if there is a serial port (COM1) connector on the motherboard. Serial Port [Enabled] Allows you ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 115
    ...[Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/ Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values. Disables RTC to generate a wake event. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-37 Chapter 3 Enables Wake-On-Ring to generate a wake event.
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 116
    ... The following item appears only when you set the Network Stack to [Enabled]. Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE boot option. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Chapter 3 3-38 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 117
    ... do not wish to display the detected speed. CPU core 0-3 Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-39 Chapter 3 The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. Select [...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 118
    ... and automatically switches the mode control. When a 3-pin CPU fan is installed, select this mode for the DC mode ... maximum CPU fan speed. Set to assign the detailed fan speed control parameters. [Manual] The... appear only when you set the CPU Fan Profile to [Manual]. CPU Upper Temperature [70] Use...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 119
    ... will operate at the minimum duty cycle. Anti Surge Support [Enabled] This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-41 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 120
    ... only when you set the Fast Boot to [Enabled]. USB Support [Partial In...] [Disabled] [Full Initialization] [Partial Initialization] All USB devices will not be available until OS boot ... USB ports with keyboard and mouse connections will be detected. Chapter 3 3-42 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 121
    .... The system will only power on or off when you press the DirectKey button. Allows the system to power on and go to the BIOS Setup directly when you press the DirectKey button. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-43 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 122
    ...a desired additional POST waiting time to easily enter the BIOS Setup. You can only execute the POST ... boot sequence. Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS] [Force BIOS] [Keep Current] The third-party ROM ...[Advanced Mode] Allows you to go to Advanced Mode of the BIOS after POST. Allows you to go to EZ ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 123
    ... non-UEFI driver add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode. Disable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI driver add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode. The ... UEFI mode. [Other OS] The following item appears only when you set the OS Type to [Windows UEFI mode]. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-45 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 124
    ... Allows you to save the PK (Platform Keys) to a USB storage device. PK Management The Platform Key... File Allows you to load the downloaded KEK from a USB storage device. Append KEK from File Allows...UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated variable. Chapter 3 3-46 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 125
    ... the additional dbx from a storage device so that more db's images cannot be loaded. The dbx file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated variable. ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-47 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 126
    ...to display the submenu. Tools menu 3.9.1 Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press , a confirmation ... ASUS EZ Flash 2. ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility 3.9.2 This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings. ASUS O.C. Profile Chapter 3 3-48 The Setup Profile Status items ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 127
    ...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. 3.9.3 Allows you to view the DRAM SPD information. ASUS SPD Information ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-49 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 128
    ... items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes .... Select Yes to discard changes and exit. ASUS EZ Mode This option allows you to ... application (shellx64.efi) from one of the available filesystem devices. Chapter 3 3-50 Chapter 3: BIOS setup
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 129
    ... an Internet connection either through a network or an ISP (Internet Service Provider). This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package. EZ Update ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-51 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 130
    3.11.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a bootable ... you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.asus.com. ASUS EZ Flash 2 To.... Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select ASUS EZ Flash ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 131
    ...website. If you want to use the newer BIOS file, download the file at http://support.asus.com and save it to a USB flash drive. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 Recovering the ... reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause system boot failure! ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-53 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 132
    ... displays may not be same as shown. ASUS BIOS Updater Before updating BIOS 1. 2. Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash ... in 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 the USB ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 133
    ...02/22] FLASH TYPE: MX1C 25L1065A Current ROM Update ROM BOARD:Z87-PLUS BOARD: UNKNOWN VER: 0204 VER: UNKNOWN DATE: 01/01/2012 DATE: UNKNOWN PATH: A:\... BIOS file and prompts you to confirm BIOS update. Are you sure to update BIOS? Yes No ASUS Z87-PLUS 3-55 Chapter 3
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 134
    ...the DOS prompt after updating BIOS Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability... Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See Chaper 3 of your motherboard user manual for details Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 135
    ... Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. Click an icon to display DVD/ motherboard information Running the support DVD Click an item to install... DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD. ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-1 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 136
    ... Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities tab before opening the files. Obtaining the software manuals To read about your motherboard's utility guide: 1. Click Manual tab > ASUS Motherboard Utility Guide. 2. From the Manual folder, open ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 137
    .... Software information 4.3.1 AI Suite 3 is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows you to launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.... for reference only and vary with models. Main screen Click to launch AI Suite 3 menu bar ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-3 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 138
    ...bar 4-Way Optimization Wi-Fi GO! Wi-Fi Engine EZ Update USB 3.0 Boost System Information USB BIOS Flashback ... 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. 4.3.2 Dual Intelligent Processors 4 comes ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 139
    TPU ASUS TPU allows you to manually adjust the CPU frequency, CPU Cache and Core frequencies, DRAM frequency, and related voltages for ... of your motherboard user manual for details. The CPU Frequency bars show the status of the CPU cores, which vary with your CPU model. ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-5 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 140
    ... to enable the default settings Click to undo the adjustments Chapter 4 4-6 • • The overclocking result varies with the CPU model and the system configuration. We ... that you set up a better thermal environment to prevent overheating from damaging the motherboard. Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 141
    ... may decrease the total power delivery to the CPU and affects the CPU performance under system heavy load. To restore your system to its default settings, reboot your computer. • ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-7 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 142
    ... higher voltage and good overclocking performance but increases the CPU and VRM thermal ... temperature brings a wider CPU power thermal range, and extends the overclocking tolerance to enlarge ... mode to increase system performance or select Optimized for ASUS optimized phase tuning profile to increase ...
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    ... the fan's responsiveness Click to go back to the previous screen Click to switch between the CPU and chassis fan screens Click to undo the changes Click to apply the changes ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-9 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 144
    ... automatically run at full speed to protect the CPU. For motherboard models without the CPU fan detection latch, only ...NOT remove your fan during the Fan Auto Tuning process. 4.3.3 Remote GO! is an ASUS-exclusive Wi-... versions ASUS Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote Chapter 4 4-10 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 145
    • • Install the AI Suite 3 utility from your ASUS motherboard's bundled support DVD. For your Android smart device, download the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! & NFC .... then set a • • Ensure that the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility is active when using the Remote GO! functions. 4-11 ASUS Z87-PLUS Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 146
    ... and sync your files across multiple cloud services such as ASUS WebStorage, GoogleDrive™, and DropBox®. Remote Desktop: Allows you to remotely control your .... To configure your computer's Wake-on-LAN settings: 1. 2. From BIOS Setup, go to Advanced > APM then set Power On...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 147
    ..., tap Remote Desktop > Enter. Select Extended Mode or Main Screen Mode to control your computer. The Extended Mode support varies with the VGA driver installed in your computer. ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-13 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 148
    ... Click to go back to Wi-Fi GO! window Click to go back to previous screen Using DLNA Media Hub on the smart device 1. 2. 3. On your smart device, tap DLNA Media Hub. Select and tap the receiver name. Tap Enter to remotely control your computer. Chapter 4 4-14 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 149
    ... only receive files in PNG, BMP, JPG, GIF, and TIFF formats. To receive files on your iOS devices, go to Settings > Privacy > Photos then turn the Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote on. ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-15 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 150
    ... to the USB device for a faster data transfer rate • Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. Use the USB 3.0 devices for high performance. The data ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 151
    ... more details. To download the updated BIOS: 1. From the USB BIOS Flashback screen, click Check for New BIOS Update. Wait for the system to check the latest BIOS version. ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-17 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 152
    2. After the utility detects a new BIOS, click from the Save to: field, select the USB flash drive, then click Download. 3. After the download is complete, click OK. Chapter 4 4-18 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 153
    ... allows you to fast-charge your portable BC 1.1* mobile devices on your computer's USB port three times faster than the standard USB devices**. Ai Charger... normal charging function, disconnect and reconnect your USB device every time you enable or disable Ai Charger+. ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-19 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 154
    ...that allows you to automatically update your motherboard's softwares, drivers and the BIOS version easily. With this utlity, you can also manually update the BIOS and select the boot logo that ... Click to select a boot logo Click to update the BIOS Chapter 4 4-20 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 155
    ..., Normal, or Low priority Select a program from this list and click to add to your network profile Tick to assign a schedule of your network programs to avoid network congestions ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-21 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 156
    ...• The USB Charger+ does not support USB hubs and USB extension cables, and generic USB cables. The USB Charger+ may not recognize some ASUS devices due to a special design. Chapter 4 4-22 Chapter 4: Software support
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 157
    ... screen, click MB tab to view the motherboard's information. Viewing the CPU information From the System Information screen, click CPU tab to view the processor's information. ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-23 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 158
    ...technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors, and giving users plug and play convenience... installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that came with the motherboard package. If the Realtek® audio software is correctly installed, you will find...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 159
    ... Control settings panel Analog and digital connector status This version of Realtek HD Audio Manager supports Intel® 8 Series motherboards and other selected models. ASUS Z87-PLUS 4-25 Chapter 4
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 160
    ... device Analog and digital connector status Connector settings • Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration. To play Blu-Ray™ disc, make sure to use ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 161
    ... 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 Z87-PLUS 5-1 Chapter 5
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 162
    ... The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install identical drives ...before creating RAID sets using SATA HDDs. To do this: Enter the BIOS Setup during POST. Go... entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup Due to chipset limitation, when SATA ports are set to ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 163
    ... shown in this section are for reference only and may not exactly match the items on your screen. The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration. ASUS Z87-PLUS 5-3 Chapter 5
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 164
    ... menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press . The following screen appears: Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070 Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. [ CREATE VOLUME MENU ] Name: Volume0 RAID ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 165
    ... LOST. Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N): 9. Press to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or to go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu. ASUS Z87-PLUS 5-5 Chapter 5
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    Deleting a RAID set Be cautious when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when you delete a RAID set. To delete a RAID set: 1. From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press . The following screen appears: [ DELETE VOLUME MENU ] Name ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 167
    ... that is included in a RAID set. The motherboard does not provide a floppy drive connector. You have to use a USB floppy disk drive when creating a ... into the USB floppy disk drive, then press . Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process. ASUS Z87-PLUS 5-7 Chapter 5
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 168
    ... Windows®. Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows® Plug the USB floppy disk drive and insert a floppy disk. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive. Go to the Intel AHCI/RAID Driver menu then click Intel AHCI/RAID Driver ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 169
    ... with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. ASUS Z87-PLUS A-1 Appendices
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 170
    IC: Canadian Compliance Statement Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations. This device complies with Industry Canada ...
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 171
    ... in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm. DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been .... Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling information in different regions. ASUS Z87-PLUS A-3 Appendices
  • Asus Z87-PLUS | Z87-PLUS User's Manual - Page 172
    ....asus.com.tw +86-21-38429911 support.asus.com 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA ...812-282-2787 +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* +49-2102-9599-11 support.asus.com Technical Support Telephone Online ...
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