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H87I-PLUS

Motherboard

E8210

First Edition

April 2013

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Contents

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

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About this guide..........................................................................................................

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

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H87I-PLUSspecifications summary..........................................................................

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Product introduction

1.1

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

1-1

1.2

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

1-1

1.3

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

1-3

1.4

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

1-6

1.5

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

1-8

1.6

Jumpers.......................................................................................................

1-10

1.7

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

1-11

1.8

Onboard LEDs.............................................................................................

1-18

1.9

Software support.........................................................................................

1-19

BIOS information

2.1

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

2-1

2.2

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

2-6

2.3

My Favorites................................................................................................

2-10

2.4

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

2-11

2.5

Ai Tweaker menu.........................................................................................

2-13

2.6

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

2-24

2.7

Monitor menu..............................................................................................

2-33

2.8

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

2-36

2.9

Tools menu..................................................................................................

2-42

2.10

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

2-43

Appendices

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

A-1

ASUS contact information......................................................................................

A-3

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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 adapter or extension cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.

Ensure 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, ensure 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.

About this guide

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

How this guide is organized

This guide contains the following parts:

Chapter 1: Product introduction

This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports.

Chapter 2: BIOS information

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

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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.

Conventions used in this guide

To ensure 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 (+).

Package contents

Check your motherboard package for the following items.

Motherboard

ASUS H87I-PLUSmotherboard

Cables

2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables

 

 

Accessories

1 x I/O Shield

 

 

Application DVD

Support DVD

 

 

Documentation

User Guide

 

 

If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.

H87I-PLUSspecifications summary

CPU

Chipset

Memory

Graphics

Expansion slots

Storage

LGA1150 socket for Intel® 4th Generation CoreTM i7/ i5 / i3, Pentium®, Celeron® Processors

Supports 22nm CPU

Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*

*The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.

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

Intel® H87 Express Chipset

2 x U-DIMM,max. 16GB DDR3 1600/1333/1066MHz,non-ECC,unbuffered memory modules

Dual-channelmemory architecture

*The maximum 16GB memory capacity can be supported with 8GB or above DIMMs. ASUS will update the memory QVL once the DIMMs are available in the market.

**Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).

***Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR3 1600MHz and higher memory modules on XMP mode will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600MHz.

Multi-VGAoutput support:HDMI/DVI/D-Subport

-Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2304@24Hz / 2560 x 1600@60Hz

-Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x1200@60Hz

-Supports D-Subwith max. resolution 1920x1200@60Hz

*Max. UMA Memory: 1024MB

1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot

Intel® H87 Express Chipset:

 

- 6 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s connectors (yellow)

 

- Support RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 mode

 

LAN

Intel® I217 Gigabit LAN Controller

 

Audio

Realtek® ALC8878-ChannelHigh Definition Audio CODEC

 

* Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support a 8-

 

channel audio output

 

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H87I-PLUSspecifications summary

USB

ASUS unique features

6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports at back panel, [blue], 2 ports at mid-board)8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at back panel, [black], 4 ports atmid-board)

ASUS 5X Protection

-ASUS motherboards safeguard your PC with 5X Protection: DIGI+VRM, DRAM Fuse, ESD Guards, All 5K-HourSolid Capacitors, and Stainless Steel Back I/O to ensure the best quality, reliability, and durability

ASUS Digital Power Design

-ASUS Digital Power Control: Digital Power Design for CPU and iGPU

-ASUS 3 Phase Power Design

ASUS DRAM Fuse

-Enhanced DRAM overcurrent protection and short circuit damage prevention

ASUS ESD Guards

- Strong ESD protection for extended component lifespan

ASUS All 5K-HourSolid Capacitors

- 2.5x Long Lifespan with excellent durability

ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O

- 3x More durable corrosion-resistantcoating

ASUS Exclusive Features:

-ASUS USB 3.0 Boost featuring speedy USB 3.0 transmission

-ASUS Network iControl

-ASUS Ai Charger

-ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface

-ASUS AI Suite 3

-ASUS GPU Boost

-ASUS Anti-surge

ASUS Turbo-VEVO

ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:

- ASUS Fan Xpert

ASUS EZ DIY:

-ASUS My Logo2

-ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

-ASUS EZ Flash 2

Back Panel I/O 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo portports 1 x HDMI port

1 x DVI-Dport

1 x D-Subport

1 x Optical S/PDIF Output port

1 x LAN (RJ-45)port

4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports

3 Audio jack(s)

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H87I-PLUSspecifications summary

Internal I/O connectors/ buttons/switches

BIOS features

Manageability

Support DVD

Form factor

1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (19-pin)2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

6 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (yellow)

1 x CPU fan connector (4-pin)

1 x Chassis fan connector (4-pin)

1 x Front panel audio connector

1 x S/PDIF Out connector

1 x System panel connector (10-1pin)

1 x 24-pinEATX power connector

1 x 4-pinATX 12V poweer connector

1 x Clear CMOS jumper

1 x Speaker header

64 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a

WOL by PME, PXE

Drivers

ASUS utilities

EZ Update

Anti-virussoftware (OEM version)

Mini-ITXform factor: 6.7 in x 6.7 in (17.0cm x 17.0 cm)

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

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