ASUS 5B-VM User Manual

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P5B-VM

Motherboard

E2642

First Edition

July 2006

Copyright © 2006 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.

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Contents

Notices.........................................................................................................

vi

Safety information......................................................................................

vii

P5B-VMspecifications summary................................................................

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Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.1

Welcome!.......................................................................................

1-2

1.2

Package contents.........................................................................

1-2

1.3

Special features............................................................................

1-2

 

1.3.1

Product highlights ............................................................

1-4

 

1.3.2

Innovative ASUS features ...............................................

1-4

1.4

Before you proceed......................................................................

1-6

1.5

Motherboard overview.................................................................

1-7

 

1.5.1

Motherboard layout ..........................................................

1-7

 

1.5.2

Placement direction .........................................................

1-7

 

1.5.3

Screw holes .....................................................................

1-8

1.6

Central Processing Unit (CPU)..................................................

1-11

 

1.6.1

Overview .........................................................................

1-11

 

1.6.2

Installing the CPU ..........................................................

1-12

 

1.6.3

Installing the heatsink and fan .......................................

1-14

1.7

System memory..........................................................................

1-18

 

1.7.1

Overview ........................................................................

1-18

 

1.7.2

Memory configurations . .................................................

1-18

 

1.7.3

Installing a DIMM ...........................................................

1-22

 

1.7.4

Removing a DIMM .........................................................

1-22

1.8

Expansion slots..........................................................................

1-23

 

1.8.1

Installing an expansion card ..........................................

1-23

 

1.8.2

Configuring an expansion card ......................................

1-23

 

1.8.3

PCI slots . .......................................................................

1-25

 

1.8.4

PCI Express x4 slot . ......................................................

1-25

 

1.8.5

PCI Express x16 slot . ....................................................

1-25

1.9

Jumpers

.......................................................................................

1-26

1.10

Connectors..................................................................................

1-28

 

1.10.1 ..................................................

Rear panel connectors

1-28

 

1.10.2 ........................................................

Internal connectors

1-30

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Contents

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

2.1

Managing and updating your BIOS.............................................

2-2

 

2.1.1

Creating a bootable floppy disk.......................................

2-2

 

2.1.2

ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility...................................................

2-3

 

2.1.3

AFUDOS utility................................................................

2-4

 

2.1.4

ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility.......................................

2-6

 

2.1.5

ASUS Update utility.........................................................

2-8

2.2

BIOS setup program...................................................................

2-11

 

2.2.1

BIOS menu screen........................................................

2-12

 

2.2.2

Menu bar.......................................................................

2-12

 

2.2.3

Navigation keys.............................................................

2-12

 

2.2.4

Menu items....................................................................

2-13

 

2.2.5

Sub-menuitems............................................................

2-13

 

2.2.6

Configuration fields........................................................

2-13

 

2.2.7

Pop-upwindow..............................................................

2-13

 

2.2.8

Scroll bar.......................................................................

2-13

 

2.2.9

General help..................................................................

2-13

2.3

Main menu...................................................................................

2-14

 

2.3.1

System Time..................................................................

2-14

 

2.3.2

System Date..................................................................

2-14

 

2.3.3

Legacy Diskette A .........................................................

2-14

 

2.3.4

Primary, Secondary, Third, Fourth IDE Master/Slave ............

2-15

 

2.3.5

IDE Configuration..........................................................

2-16

 

2.3.6

System Information........................................................

2-17

2.4

Advanced menu..........................................................................

2-18

 

2.4.1

CPU Configuration.........................................................

2-18

 

2.4.2

Chipset .........................................................................

2-19

 

2.4.3

Onboard Devices Configuration....................................

2-24

 

2.4.4

PCI PnP.........................................................................

2-26

2.5

Power menu................................................................................

2-27

 

2.5.1

ACPI 2.0 Support ..........................................................

2-27

 

2.5.2

ACPI APIC Support.......................................................

2-27

 

2.5.3

APM Configuration........................................................

2-28

 

2.5.4

Hardware Monitor..........................................................

2-29

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Contents

2.6

Boot menu...................................................................................

2-30

 

2.6.1

Boot Device Priority.......................................................

2-30

 

2.6.2

Boot Settings Configuration...........................................

2-31

 

2.6.3

Security..........................................................................

2-32

2.7

Exit menu.....................................................................................

2-35

Chapter 3: Software support

3.1

Installing an operating system....................................................

3-2

3.2

Support CD information...............................................................

3-2

 

3.2.1

Running the support CD..................................................

3-2

 

3.2.2

Drivers menu...................................................................

3-3

 

3.2.3

Utilities menu...................................................................

3-4

 

3.2.4

Make disk menu..............................................................

3-5

 

3.2.5

Manual.............................................................................

3-6

 

3.2.6

ASUS Contact information...............................................

3-6

3.3

Software information....................................................................

3-7

Notices

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference, and

This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio

frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance 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.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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Safety information

Electrical safety

To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system.

When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.

Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power cables are unplugged.

Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.

Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power company.

If the power supply is broken, do 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 product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.

To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.

Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area where it may become wet.

Place the product on a stable surface.

If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.

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About this guide

This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the motherboard.

How this guide is organized

This manual contains the following parts:

Chapter 1: Product introduction

This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. It also 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: BIOS setup

This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.

Chapter 3: Software support

This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package.

Appendix: CPU features

The Appendix describes the CPU features and technologies that the motherboard supports.

Where to find more information

Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.

1.ASUS websites

The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.

2.Optional documentation

Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package.

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Conventions used in this guide

To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.

DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.

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 information to help you complete a task.

Typography

Bold text

Indicates a menu or an item to select.

Italics

Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.

<Key>

Keys enclosed in the less-thanandgreater-thansign

 

means that you must press the enclosed key.

 

Example: <Enter> means that you must press the

 

Enter or Return key.

<Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3>

If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the

 

key names are linked with a plus sign (+).

 

Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>

Command

Means that you must type the command exactly

 

as shown, then supply the required item or value

 

enclosed in brackets.

 

Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:

 

afudos /i[filename]

 

afudos /iP5BVM.ROM

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P5B-VMspecifications summary

CPU

Chipset

System Bus

Memory

Expansion Slots

VGA

Storage

LAN

Audio

IEEE 1394

USB

LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D Processors

Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors Intel® Hyper-ThreadingTechnology ready

Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list

Northbridge: Intel® G965 with Intel® Clear Video Technology Southbridge: Intel® ICH8

1066 / 800 / 533 MHz

4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 800 / 667 / 533 MHz, non-ECC,un-bufferedmemory

Dual channel memory architecture

1 x PCI-Ex16 slot

1 x PCI-Ex4 slot

2 x PCI slots

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3000 (Intel® GMA X3000) integrated

High Definition Video Processing with max. resolutions to Max resolution to 2048 x 1536 bpp(@75Hz)

Max. shared memory of 256MB

Support Microsoft® DX 9, OpenGL 1.5, Pixel Shader 3.0

Southbridge Intel® ICH8

- 4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports.

JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller

-1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices

-1 x Internal SATA 3.0 Gb/s port

-1 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port

-RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD configuration

Realtek® RTL8111B PCIE Gigabit LAN controller

ADI® AD 19888-channelHigh Definition Audio CODEC

Support Jack-Sensing,Enumeration,Multi-streamingandJack-Retasking

S/PDIF out interface

TI® 1394a controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (one at midboard; one at back panel)

10 x USB2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board,4 ports at back panel)

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