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Notices ........................................................................................... vi Safety information ......................................................................... vii About this guide ............................................................................ viii K8V-X SE specifications summary ................................................. ix
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1 1.2 1.3 Welcome! ........................................................................... 1-2 Package contents ............................................................... 1-2 Special features .................................................................. 1-3 1.3.1 Product Highlights .................................................. 1-3 1.3.2 Unique ASUS features ........................................... 1-4 1.4 Before you proceed ............................................................ 1-5 1.5 Motherboard overview ........................................................ 1-6 1.5.1 Motherboard layout ................................................ 1-6 1.5.2 Placement direction ............................................... 1-7 1.5.3 Screw holes ........................................................... 1-7 1.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ........................................... 1-8 1.6.1 Overview ................................................................ 1-8 1.6.2 Installing the CPU .................................................. 1-9 1.7 System memory ............................................................... 1-10 1.7.1 DIMM sockets location ......................................... 1-10 1.7.2 Memory configurations ........................................ 1-10 1.7.3 Installing a DIMM ................................................. 1-13 1.8 Expansion slots ................................................................ 1-13 1.8.1 Standard interrupt assignments ........................... 1-13 1.8.2 IRQ assignments for this motherboard ................ 1-14 1.8.3 PCI slots .............................................................. 1-14 1.8.4 AGP slot ............................................................... 1-15 1.9 Jumpers ............................................................................ 1-16 1.10 Connectors ....................................................................... 1-18 1.10.1 Rear panel connectors ......................................... 1-18 1.10.2 Internal connectors .............................................. 1-20
Chapter 2: BIOS Information
2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS .................................... 2-2 2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ............................. 2-2
2.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ...................... 2-3 2.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC ................. 2-4 2.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS ............ 2-5 2.1.5 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2 ....... 2-6 BIOS Setup program .......................................................... 2-8 2.2.1 BIOS menu screen ................................................ 2-9 2.2.2 Menu bar ................................................................ 2-9 2.2.3 Navigation keys ..................................................... 2-9 2.2.4 Menu items .......................................................... 2-10 2.2.5 Sub-menu items ................................................... 2-10 2.2.6 Configuration fields .............................................. 2-10 2.2.7 Pop-up window .................................................... 2-10 2.2.8 Scroll bar .............................................................. 2-10 2.2.9 General help ........................................................ 2-10 Main menu .........................................................................2-11 2.3.1 System Time .........................................................2-11 2.3.2 System Date .........................................................2-11 2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A .................................................2-11 2.3.4 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave .......... 2-12 2.3.5 System Information .............................................. 2-13 Advanced menu ............................................................... 2-14 2.4.1 CPU Configuration ............................................... 2-14 2.4.2 Chipset ................................................................. 2-17 2.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration ........................... 2-20 2.4.4 PCI PnP ............................................................... 2-21 2.4.5 System Frequency/Voltage Configuration ........... 2-22 2.4.6 Instant Music Configuration ................................. 2-23 Power menu ..................................................................... 2-24 2.5.1 Suspend Mode ..................................................... 2-24 2.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume ............................... 2-24 2.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support ................................................. 2-24 2.5.4 ACPI APIC Support .............................................. 2-24 2.5.5 APM Configuration ............................................... 2-25 2.5.6 Hardware Monitor ................................................ 2-26 Boot menu ........................................................................ 2-27 2.6.1 Boot Device Priority ............................................. 2-27 2.6.2 Removable Drives ............................................... 2-27 2.6.3 Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 2-28
......2.........3 3............................................................................................2.. 2-31 Chapter 3: Software support 3...................... 3-8 3..........4...... 3-2 Support CD information ............................................3 Utilities menu ..............................................4 Security ................. 3-2 3.................2..........1 Installing hard disks ..........3-11 3......5 3.........7 2..................................................2..........................6............................ 3-3 3................... 3-10 Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology ..............1 Running the support CD .......4 Manual menu ...............................................4....................................... 3-9 Creating a RAID driver disk .....1 3............5 ASUS Contact Information ....2 Install an operating system .. 2-29 Exit menu ........... 3-2 3.................................................... 3-5 ASUS Instant Music Lite .................... 3-4 3....4 3................2........................................................ 3-8 3................2 VIA RAID configurations .....6 v ..... 3-6 VIA RAID configurations .......Contents 2...............................2 Drivers menu ... 3-5 3...........
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. Optional Documentation Your product package may include optional documentation. that may have been added by your dealer. Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. such as warranty flyers. 2. 1. 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. 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. vi . The ASUS websites are listed in the ASUS Contact Information on the inside front cover. ASUS Websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. These documents are not part of the standard package.Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
and staples away from connectors. and temperature extremes. sockets and circuitry. contact your local power company. Place the product on a stable surface. contact your dealer immediately. • • • • Operation safety • • Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it. ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension cord. keep paper clips. If possible. Do not place the product in any area where it may become wet. To avoid short circuits. slots. humidity. • • • • vii . disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system. If the power supply is broken. contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. If you encounter technical problems with the product. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. do not try to fix it by yourself. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit. make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged.Safety information Electrical safety • • To prevent electrical shock hazard. carefully read all the manuals that came with the package. Before using the product. Avoid dust. screws. When adding or removing devices to or from the system. If you detect any damage. 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. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using. Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area.
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K8V-X SE specifications summary
CPU Chipset System Bus Memory Expansion slots Storage Socket 754 for AMD Athlon™ 64 / AMD Sempron™ processors VIA K8T800 VIA VT8237R 800 MHz 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 2GB non-ECC PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 SDRAM memory 1 x AGP 8X/4X 4 x PCI South Bridge supports - 2 x UltraATA 133 connectors - 2 x SATA with RAID 0, RAID 1 ADI AD1888 SoundMAX® 6-channel audio CODEC S/PDIF out interface support Realtek® 8201CL LAN controller Maximum of eight (8) USB 2.0 ports SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 200 MHz up to 300 MHz at 1 MHz increment Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio ASUS JumperFree ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) ASUS EZ Flash ASUS CrashFree BIOS2 ASUS MyLogo™ ASUS Instant Music Lite Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology 1 x Parallel port 1 x Serial port 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 4 x USB 2.0 ports 1 x S/PDIF out 1 x RJ-45 port Line In/Line Out/Microphone ports (continued on the next page)
Audio LAN USB Overclocking Features
Back panel I/O
K8V-X SE specifications summary
Internal I/O 2 x USB 2.0 connector for 4 additional USB ports CPU/Chassis fan connectors 20-pin/4-pin ATX 12V power connectors CD/AUX connectors S/PDIF out connector Front panel audio connector 4Mb Flash EEPROM AMI BIOS with enhanced ACPI, PnP, DMI, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS MyLogo, SM BIOS 2.3, Multi-Language BIOS, CrashFree BIOS 2 PCI 2.2, USB 2.0/1.1 WOL by PME, WOR by PME ATX power supply (with 4-pin 12V plug) ATX form factor: 12 in x 7.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.5 cm) Device drivers ASUS PC Probe Anti-virus utility
Industry standard Manageability Power Requirement Form Factor Support CD contents
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard. It includes brief descriptions of the motherboard components, and illustrations of the layout, jumper settings, and connectors.
1 Welcome! Thank you for buying the ASUS® K8V-X SE motherboard! The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards! The motherboard combines the powers of the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor and the VIA K8T800 chipset to set a new benchmark for an effective desktop platform solution. USB 2. the motherboard takes you ahead in the world of power computing! Before you start installing the motherboard. check the items in your package with the list below. 1-2 Chapter 1: Product introduction . and hardware devices on it.2 Package contents ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard ASUS motherboard support CD 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cables 1 x Serial ATA cable 1 x IDE cable 1 x Floppy disk cable I/O shield Bag of extra jumper caps User guide If any of the above items is damaged or missing. Check your motherboard package for the following items. high-resolution graphics via an AGP 8X slot. contact your retailer. 1.1.0. Supporting up to 2GB of system memory with PC3200/PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 DDR SDRAM. and 6-channel audio features. Serial ATA RAID.
HyperTransport™ Technology HyperTransport™ Technology is a high-speed. Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology The motherboard supports the AMD® Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology that dynamically and automatically changes the CPU speed. The AMD Athlon™ 64 is based on AMD’s 64-bit architecture.3. voltage and amount of power depending on the task the CPU performs. The Serial ATA specification allows for thinner. investment protection. which represents the landmark introduction of the industry’s first x86-64 technology.0) specification.1. USB 2.0 (USB 2. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-3 . This processor is designed to deliver best-in-class performance for everyday computing. an evolutionary replacement of the Parallel ATA storage interface. low latency.1 Product Highlights Latest processor technology The motherboard supports the AMD Athlon™ 64 and AMD Sempron™ desktop processors.0) is the VGA interface specification that enables enhanced graphics performance with maximum bandwidth speeds of up to 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2. point-to-point link designed to increase the communication speed between integrated circuits in computers. networking and telecommunicatons equipment up to 48 times faster than other existing technologies. reduced voltage requirement. USB 2. more flexible cables with lower pin count. The AMD Sempron™ is a 32-bit processor that provides the performance needs of value-conscious buyers. AGP 8X support AGP 8X (AGP 3.3 Special features 1.12 GB/s.1.0. performance. The S/PDIF technology turns your computer into a high-end entertainment system with digital connectivity to powerful audio and speaker systems. S/PDIF out The motherboard supports the S/PDIF technology through the S/PDIF interfaces on the rear panel. up to 150 MB/s data transfer rate.0 technology The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus 2. Serial ATA solution The motherboard supports two interfaces compliant to the Serial ATA (SATA) specification. and reduced total cost of ownership and development. dramatically increasing the connection speed from the 12 Mbps bandwidth on USB 1. This processor provides a dramatic leap forward in compatibility.
Instant Music Lite This unique feature allows you to playback audio CDs even without booting the system to Windows®. See page 2-5.6-Channel Audio solution The motherboard uses an onboard audio CODEC that lets you enjoy high-quality 6-channel audio without having to buy advanced sound cards. 1. This protection eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip. ASUS EZ Flash BIOS With the ASUS EZ Flash. Simply shut down and reboot the system.3.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking. (CPU Parameter Recall) The C. 1-4 Chapter 1: Product introduction . you can easily update the system BIOS even before loading the operating system. Just press the ASUS Instant Music special function keys and enjoy the music! See details on pages 2-26 and 3-6. See pages 2-32. C. and BIOS automatically restores the CPU previous setting for each parameter.2 Unique ASUS features CrashFree BIOS 2 This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the ASUS support CD in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. ASUS MyLogo™ This feature allows you to personalize and add style to your system with customizable boot logos.P. C. See page 2-6. When the system hangs due to overclocking. eliminates the need to open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. No need to use a DOS-based utility or boot from a floppy disk.R.P.P.R.
before handling components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard. 4. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings. Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to a metal object. this green LED indicates that the system is ON. such as the power supply case. Onboard LED The motherboard comes with a stand-by power LED. or in soft-off mode. and/or components.1. 3. peripherals. ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. SB_PWR ® K8V-X SE ON Standby Power OFF Powered Off K8V-X SE Onboard LED ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-5 . in sleep mode. place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component. 5. Whenever you uninstall any component. 2. Before you install or remove any component. Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.4 Before you proceed 1. When lit. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component.
5.6in) PS/2KBMS T: Mouse B: Keyboard CPU_FAN ATX12V KBPWR SPDIF_O COM1 USBPWR12 USBPWR34 F_USB12 Bottom: USB3 RJ-45 USB4 Top:Line In Center:Line Out Below:Mic In ATXPWR Top: DDR DIMM1 (64 bit.184-pin module) PARALLEL PORT Socket 754 VIA K8T800 RTL8201CL Super I/O Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) FLOPPY VIA VT6421L PCI1 R CD AUX FP_AUDIO SPDIF_OUT ADI AD1888 K8V-X SE 4M BIOS PCI4 USB56 USB78 CHA_FAN CLRTC CHASSIS PANEL 1-6 Chapter 1: Product introduction SB_PWR SEC_IDE USBPWR56 USBPWR78 CR2032 3V Lithium Cell CMOS Power SATA1 PCI3 SATA2 PCI2 VIA VT8237R PRI_IDE 30.184-pin module) DDR DIMM2 (64 bit.0in) .2cm (7.1.5cm (12.5 Motherboard overview 1.1 Motherboard layout 19.
1. make sure that you place it into the chassis in the correct orientation.2 Placement direction When installing the motherboard.1. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below. Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.5. Place this side towards the rear of the chassis ® K8V-X SE ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-7 .3 Screw holes Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.5.
The 128-bit-wide data paths of these processors can run applications faster than processors with only 32-bit or 64-bit wide data paths.6. ® K8V-X SE K8V-X SE CPU Socket 754 Gold Arrow Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and severely damage the CPU! 1-8 Chapter 1: Product introduction .1.1 Overview The motherboard comes with a surface mount 754-pin Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket designed for the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU) 1.
6. Socket Lever Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle. Position the CPU above the socket such that the CPU corner with the gold triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU! 5. push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. Gold triangle Small triangle The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place. otherwise the CPU does not fit in completely.6. then lift it up to a 90°-100° angle. When the CPU is in place.1. 1. 4. Install specifically designed heatsink and fan assembly. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-9 . 2. Locate the 754-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard.2 Installing the CPU Follow these steps to install a CPU. 3. The lever clicks on the side tab to indicate that it is locked.
Stacked RAM and DDR DIMM modules with more than 18 chips are not supported. When installing long AGP cards. when installed. and 1GB DDR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.1.7. Important notes • • • • Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations may cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. 128MB. 512MB.1 DIMM sockets location The following figure illustrates the location of the DDR DIMM sockets. See Qualified Vendors List on page 1-11. it is recommended to install the memory modules first. Long AGP cards. obtain memory modules from qualified vendors.2 Memory configurations You may install 64MB. may interfere with the memory sockets. Always install DIMMs with the same CAS Latency. For optimum compatibility. DIMM1 DIMM2 ® K8V-X SE K8V-X SE 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets • Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.7. obtain memory modules from the same vendors.7 System memory 1. For optimum compatibility. 256MB. • 1. 1-10 Chapter 1: Product introduction 80 Pins 104 Pins .
DDR400 Qualified Vendor List (QVL) Size 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 1024MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 1024MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 1024MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 256MB 512MB Vendor KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG MICRON MICRON Infineon Infineon Infineon Infineon Infineon CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR Hynix Hynix TwinMOS TwinMOS TwinMOS Transcend Apacer Apacer Apacer A DATA A DATA A DATA A DATA A DATA A DATA PSC PSC KINGMAX NANYA NANYA NANYA NANYA BRAIN POWER BRAIN POWER CENTURY CENTURY elixir elixir Model KVR400X64C3A/256 KVR400X64C3A/512 KVR400X64C3A/256 KVR400X64C3A/512 KVR400X64C3A/256 KHX3200A/512 KVR400X64C3A/1G KHX3200ULK2/1G M368L3223ETM-CCC M368L3223FTN-CCC M368L6423FTN-CCC M368L6523BTM-CCC MT8VDDT3264AG-40BCB MT16VDDT6464AG-40BCB HYS64D32300HU-5-C HYS64D64320HU-5-C HYS64D32301HU-5-C HYS64D64300HU-5-C HYS64D128320HU-5-C CMX256A-3200C2PT CMX512-3200C2 VS512MB400 TWINX2048-3200C2 HYMD232645D8J-D43 HYMD264646D8J-D43 M2G9I08AIATT9F081AADT M2G9J16AJATT9F081AADT M2G9J16A8ATT9F081AADT Brand Hynix Hynix Infineon Infineon KINGSTON N/A N/A N/A SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG MICRON MICRON Infineon Infineon Infineon Infineon Infineon Winbond Winbond VALUE seLecT N/A Hynix Hynix TwinMOS TwinMOS TwinMOS SAMSUNG Infineon Infineon ProMOS SAMSUNG SAMSUNG Hynix Hynix N/A N/A PSC PSC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG N/A elixir elixir Side(s) SS DS SS DS SS DS DS DS SS SS DS SS SS DS SS DS SS SS DS SS DS DS DS SS DS SS DS DS SS SS DS SS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS SS DS SS DS SS DS DS DS SS DS Component HY5DU56822BT-D43 HY5DU56822BT-D43 HYB25D256800BT-5B HYB25D256809BT-5B D3208DL2T-5 N/A HYB25D512800BE-5B N/A K4H560838E-TCCC K4H560838F-TCCC K4H560838F-TCCC K4H510838B-TCCC MT46V32M8TG-5BC MT46V32M8TG-5BC HYB25D256800CE-5C HYB25D256800CE-5C HYB25D512160CE-5C HYB25D512800CE-5C HYB25D512800CE-5B W942508BH-5 N/A VS32M8-5 N/A HY5DU56822DT-D43 HY5DU56822DT-D43 TMD7608F8E50D TMD7608F8E50D TMD7608F8E50D K4H560838F-TCCC HYB25D256800CE-5C HYB25D256800CE-5C V58C2256804SCT5B K4H560838E-TCCC K4H560838F-TCCC HY5DU56822CT-D43 HY5DU56822CT-D43 ADD8608A8A-5B ADD8608A8A-5B A2S56D30BTP A2S56D30BTP KDL388P4LA-50 NT5DS32M8CT-5T NT5DS32M8CT-5T NT5DS32M16BT-5T NT5DS64M8BT-5T K4H560838D-TCC4 K4H560838D-TCC4 K4H560838E-TCCC DD2508AMTA N2DS25680CT-5T N2DS25680CT-5T A • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • B • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • TS32MLD64V4F3 77.DDR Qualified Vendor List The following table lists the PC3200 (DDR400) memory modules that have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard.33G 77.33G 77.10736.10639.10636.60G MDOSS6F3G31Y0K1E0Z MDOSS6F3H41Y0N1E0Z MDOHY6F3G31Y0N1E0Z MDOHY6F3H41Y0N1E0Z MDOAD5F3G31Y0D1E02 MDOAD5F3H41Y0D1E02 AL5D8B53T-5B1K AL6D8B53T-5B1K MPXB62D-38KT3R NT256D64S88C0G-5T NT512D64S8HC0G-5T NT256D64SH4B0G-5T NT512D64S88B0G-5T B6U808-256M-SAM-400 B6U808-512M-SAM-400 DXV2S8SSCCE3K27E DXV2S8EL5BM3T27C M2U25664DS88C3G-5T M2U51264DS8HC1G-5T • • • • • • • • • • • (Continued on the next page) ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-11 .
16TG 96M425653CE-40TB6 AED560UD00-500C88X CMX256A-3200LL DDR400 CMX512-3500LL DDR400 VS256MB400 HYMD232646B8J-D43 HYMD232646D8J-D43 AA HYS64D32300GU-5-C HYS64D32300HU-5-C KVR400X64C3A/512 VALUE RAM KVR400X64C3A/512 DDR VALUERAM KVR400X64C3A/256 Brand VT VT VT VT MOSEL MOSEL N/A N/A PSC PSC N/A N/A N/A Ballistix Ballistix CEON Aeneon N/A N/A CORSAIR HYNIX HYNIX INFINEON INFINEON KINGSTON HYNIX KINGSTON MICRON MICRON MICRON SAMSUNG SAMSUNG INFINEON INFINEON INFINEON SAMSUNG GEIL KINGMAX KINGMAX NANYA MOSEL MOSEL WINBOND Side(s) SS DS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS SS DS SS SS DS DS SS SS SS SS SS DS DS SS DS DS SS SS DS SS SS DS SS SS DS SS DS SS SS DS Component VT3225804T-5 VT3225804T-5 VT56DD32M8PC-5 VT56DD32M8PC-5 V58C2256804SAT5B V58C2256804SAT5B V58C2256804SCT5B V58C2256804SCT5B A2S56D30CTP A2S56D30CTP GL3LC32G88TG-35 GL3LC32G88TG-35 GL3LC32G88TG-5A N/A N/A C2S56D30TP-5 AED83T500 N/A N/A VS32M8-5 2B0409 N/A HY5DU56822DT-D43 HYB25D256800CE-5-C HYB25D256800CE-5C D3208DH1T-5 HY5DU56822DT-D43 D3208DH1T-5 MT46V32M8TG-5BG MT46V32M8TG-5BG MT46V32M8TG-5BG K4H560838F-TCCC K4H560838F-TCCC HYB25D256800BT-5B HYB25D256800BT-5B HYB25D256800BT-5B K4H560838D-TCC4 GL3LC32G88TG-5A KDL388P4LA-50 KDL388P4LA-50 NT5DS3232M8BT-5T V58C2256804SCT5B V58C2256804SAT5B W942508CH-5 A • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • B • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MT16VDDT6464AG-40BC4 MT16VDDT6464AG-40BGB MT8VDDT3264AG-40BGB M368L3223FTN-CCC M368L6423FTN-CCC 77. Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors for better system performance.11G 77.10736.com) for the latest DDR 400 Qualified Vendor List for this motherboard.10636.8TG BL6464Z402. 1-12 Chapter 1: Product introduction .11G B6U808-256M-SAMSUNG N/A MPXC22D-38KT3R MPXB62D-38KT3R NT512D64S8HB1G-5T V826632K24SCTG-D0 TS32MLD64V4F3 U24512ADWBG6H20 • • • • • • • • • • • • Legend: Side(s): SS .Single Sided DS .10636.DDR400 Qualified Vendor List (QVL) Size 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 512MB 256MB 256MB 256 512 256 256 256 256 256 512 512 256 512 512 256 256 512 256 256 512 256 256 512 256 512 256 256 512 Vendor Kreton Kreton Veritech Veritech Pmi Pmi ProMOS ProMOS Deutron Deutron GEIL GEIL GEIL crucial crucial Novax Aeneon CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR HYNIX HYNIX INFINEON INFINEON KINGSTON KINGSTON KINGSTON MICRON MICRON MICRON SAMSUNG SAMSUNG APACER APACER APACER BRAIN POWER GEIL KINGMAX KINGMAX NANYA PROMOS TRANSCEND WINBOND Model N/A N/A VT400FMV/2561103 VT400FMV/5121003 MD44256VIT3208GMHA01 MD44512VIT3208GATA03 V826632K24SCTG-D0 V826664K24SCTG-D0 AL5D8C53T-5B1T AL6D8C53T-5B1T GL5123200DC GL1GB3200DC GLX2563200UP BL3264Z402.asus. Visit the ASUS website (www.115 77.Double Sided A : Supports one module inserted in any slot as Single-channel memory configuration B : Supports one pair of modules inserted in two slot as Single-channel memory configuration.
8. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings.7. Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the socket. * ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-13 . Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clips outward. Install the drivers and/or software applications for the expansion card according to the card documentation.1. Assign an IRQ to the card.3 Installing a DIMM Follow these steps to install a DIMM. See Chapter 2 for BIOS information.8 Expansion slots To install and configure an expansion card: 1.1 Standard interrupt assignments IRQ Priority Standard Function 0 1 System Timer 1 2 Keyboard Controller 2 N/A Programmable Interrupt 3* 11 IRQ holder for PCI steering 4* 12 Communications Port (COM1) 5* 13 IRQ holder for PCI steering 6 14 Floppy Disk Controller 7* 15 Printer Port (LPT1) 8 3 System CMOS/Real Time Clock 9* 4 IRQ holder for PCI steering 10* 5 IRQ holder for PCI steering 11* 6 IRQ holder for PCI steering 12* 7 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port 13 8 Numeric Data Processor 14* 9 Primary IDE Channel 15* 10 Secondary IDE Channel These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices. 2. 1. if any. 1. 1. Refer to the tables next page. 4. Install an expansion card following the instructions that came with the chassis. 3. 3. Unlocked DDR DIMM A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. 2. DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. SCSI card.8.8.2 IRQ assignments for this motherboard PCI slot 1 PCI slot 2 PCI slot 3 PCI slot 4 LAN AGP slot Onboard Audio Onboard USB Onboard RAID INT A shared — — — — shared — — — INT B — shared — — shared — — — shared INT C — — shared — — — shared shared — INT D — — — used — — — — — When using PCI cards on shared slots. Otherwise. USB card. 1-14 Chapter 1: Product introduction . conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups.3 PCI slots The PCI slots support PCI cards such as a LAN card. 1.1. making the system unstable and the card inoperable. ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.
Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that they fit the AGP slot on the motherboard. ® K8V-X SE Keyed for 1. make sure that you ask for one with +1. for optimum performance and overclocking stability. Install only +1. When you buy an AGP card.4 AGP slot The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot supports AGP 8X/4X (+1.5v K8V-X SE Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) If installing the ATi 9500 or 9700 Pro Series VGA cards.5V) cards.5V specification. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-15 .1.5V AGP cards.8. use only the card version PN xxx-xxxxx-30 or later.
9 Jumpers 1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC) This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. time. and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Shut down and reboot the system so BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to its previous values. The RAM data in CMOS. For system failure due to overclocking. 1-16 Chapter 1: Product introduction . (CPU Parameter Recall) feature. 4. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure! CLRTC ® 1 2 K8V-X SE 2 3 Clear CMOS K8V-X SE Clear RTC RAM Normal (Default) You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data. You can clear the CMOS memory of date. is powered by the onboard button cell battery.R.P. use the C. that include system setup information such as system passwords.1. never remove the cap on the jumper default position. Except when clearing the RTC RAM. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds. 2. 3. then move the cap back to pins 1-2. To erase the RTC RAM: 1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
USBPWR34. power supply in reduced power mode). USBPWR78) Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU stopped. and a corresponding setting in the BIOS. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPWR12. • ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-17 . the system would not power up. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR) This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature. DRAM refreshed. USBPWR12 USBPWR34 1 2 2 3 +5V (Default) +5VSB USBPWR56 USBPWR78 R 1 2 K8V-X SE 2 3 K8V-X SE USB device wake up +5V (Default) +5VSB • The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port. KBPWR 2 1 +5V 3 2 +5VSB (Default) ® K8V-X SE K8V-X SE Keyboard power setting 3. DRAM in slow refresh. USBPWR56. The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode. system running in low power mode) using the connected USB devices. This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.2. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU. Otherwise. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) if you wish to wake up the computer when you press a key on the keyboard.
5. 2. In 6-channel mode. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications. the function of this jack becomes Bass/Center. This Line Out (lime) jack connects a headphone or a speaker. Parallel port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. 6. The functions of the Line Out. Line In. 3. LAN port LED indications RJ45 ACT/LINK LED Status OFF Orange Blinking Description No link 100Mbps connection Acting Status OFF Green SPEED LED ACT/LNK SPEED Description No Link 10Mbps connection Acting Blinking 4. RJ-45 port. In 6-channel mode. PS/2 mouse port. Microphone jack. This Mic (pink) jack connects a microphone. Line Out jack. the function of this jack becomes Rear Speaker Out.10 Connectors This section describes and illustrates the motherboard rear panel and internal connectors. or other devices.1. 1-18 Chapter 1: Product introduction .1 Rear panel connectors 1 2 3 4 5 6 11 10 9 8 7 1. This Line In (light blue) jack connects a tape player or other audio sources. 1. a scanner. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer. In 6-channel mode. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse. the function of this jack becomes Front Speaker Out. and Microphone jacks change when you select the 6-channel audio configuration as shown in the following table.10. Line In jack.
Audio 2. This purple connector is for a PS/2 keyboard. 8. 10. 4 or 6-channel configuration Headphone/ 2-Speaker Line In Line Out Mic In 4-Speaker Line In Front Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out 6-Speaker Bass/Center Front Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Light Blue Lime Pink 7.0 ports 3 and 4. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-19 . USB 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. S/PDIF out jack.0 devices. USB 2. This 9-pin COM1 port is for serial devices.0 ports 1 and 2. Serial connector. 11. PS/2 keyboard port. 9. This jack connects to external audio output devices. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.
This prevents incorrect orientation when you connect the cables. • • Follow the hard disk drive documentation when setting the device in master or slave mode.10. 2. then connect the gray connector to the UltraATA133 slave device (hard disk drive) and the black connector to the UltraATA133 master device. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the primary (recommended) or secondary IDE connector. The hole near the blue connector on the UltraATA cable is intentional. Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the UltraATA cable connector. • PRI_IDE ® K8V-X SE SEC_IDE K8V-X SE IDE connectors NOTE: Orient the red markings (usually zigzag) on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug).2 Internal connectors 1. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE.1. SEC_IDE) This connector supports the provided UltraATA133 IDE hard disk ribbon cable. After connecting one end to the motherboard. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY) This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. K8V-X SE K8V-X SE Floppy disk drive connector 1-20 Chapter 1: Product introduction . connect the other end to the floppy drive. FLOPPY ® PIN 1 NOTE: Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
0VDC COM +5.3. ATX12V GND +12V DC ATXPWR Pin 1 GND +12V DC +12.0VDC +5VSB PWR_OK COM +5.0VDC -5. Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply can provide 8A on the +12V lead and at least 1A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). The plugs from the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. The system may become unstable and may experience difficulty powering up if the power supply is inadequate. CD (Black) AUX (White) Left Audio Channel ® Ground Right Audio Channel K8V-X SE K8V-X SE Internal audio connectors ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-21 . this motherboard requires that you connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug to provide sufficient power to the CPU.3VDC +3. 4-pin ATX12V) These connectors connect to an ATX 12V power supply. or MPEG card. ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR.0VDC COM +3.0VDC +3.3VDC ® K8V-X SE K8V-X SE ATX power connectors 4. TV tuner. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD.0VDC COM COM COM PS_ON# COM -12.3VDC +5. AUX) These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM. In addition to the 20-pin ATX power connector. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.0VDC +5. The minimum recommended wattage is 300W or 350W for a fully configured system.
1-22 Chapter 1: Product introduction USB+5V USB_P8USB_P8+ GND NC .) or a total of 1A~2.) at +12V.0 driver before using the USB 2. Connect the USB cable of the USB 2. and printers. USB+5V USB_P6USB_P6+ GND NC ® K8V-X SE USB56 USB+5V USB_P5USB_P5+ GND USB78 USB+5V USB_P7USB_P7+ GND 1 1 K8V-X SE USB 2.0 ports for connecting next generation USB peripherals such as high resolution cameras. CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN. Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. USB78) If the USB ports on the rear panel are inadequate.88W max. CHA_FAN) The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8. You may install the USB module in the chassis front panel. The module has two USB 2. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors! CPU_FAN Rotation +12V GND ® CHA_FAN GND +12V Rotation K8V-X SE K8V-X SE Fan connectors 6.5. scanners. USB header (10-1 pin USB56. Lack of sufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard components. Install the USB 2.0 module to this header.22A (26. a USB header is available for additional USB ports.0 connectors • • The USB 2. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard.0 feature. making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.0 module is purchased separately.64W max.
This requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis intrusion sensor or microswitch. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS1) This lead is for a chassis designed with intrusion detection feature. the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to this lead to record a chassis intrusion event. the pins labeled LINE OUT_R/BLINE_OUT_R and the pins LINE OUT_L/BLINE_OUT_L are shorted with jumper caps. remove the jumper cap from the pins.7. ® K8V-X SE CHASSIS1 (Default) K8V-X SE Chassis intrusion connector ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard Chassis Signal GND +5VSB_MB 1-23 . FP_AUDIO BLINE_OUT_L ® K8V-X SE BLINE_OUT_R +5VA AGND Line out_L NC Line out_R MICPWR MIC2 K8V-X SE Front panel audio connector 8. the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a jumper cap. Remove the caps only when you are connecting the front panel audio cable. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO) This is an interface for the front panel cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices. Be default. When you remove any chassis component. If you wish to use the chassis intrusion detection feature. By default.
The current Serial ATA interface allows up to 150 MB/s data transfer rate. SPDIF_OUT ® GND SPDIFOUT +5V K8V-X SE K8V-X SE Digital audio connector The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately. SATA2) These next generation connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables for primary internal storage devices. SATA2 GND RSATA_TXP2 RSATA_TXN2 GND RSATA_RXP2 RSATA_RXN2 GND SATA1 ® K8V-X SE GND RSATA_TXP1 RSATA_TXN1 GND RSATA_RXP1 RSATA_RXN1 GND K8V-X SE SATA connectors 10.9. 1-24 Chapter 1: Product introduction . Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1. faster than the standard parallel ATA with 133MB/s (Ultra ATA/133). Digital Audio connector (6-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound output. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector and the other end to the S/PDIF module.
The LED lights up when you turn on the system power. • Reset Switch Lead (Blue 2-pin RESET) This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting the system without turning off the system power. System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL) This connector accommodates several system front panel functions. Any read or write activity of an IDE device cause this LED to light up. • Hard disk activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED) This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 1-25 . and blinks when the system is in sleep mode. • ATX Power Switch / Soft-Off Switch Lead (Light Green 2-pin PWRSW ) This connector connects a switch that controls the system power. Pressing the power switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP.11. Pressing the power switch while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds turns the system OFF. The System Panel connector is color-coded for easy and foolproof connection. • System Warning Speaker Lead (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER) This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker and allows you to hear system beeps and warnings. PLED PLED+ PLED- SPEAKER +5V Ground Ground Speaker PWR Ground PANEL IDE_LED+ IDE_LEDReset Ground ® IDE_LED K8V-X SE RESET PWRSW * Requires an ATX power supply. or ON and SOFT OFF. depending on the BIOS or OS settings. K8V-X SE System panel connector • System Power LED Lead (Green 3-pin PLED) This 3-pin connector connects to the system power LED. Take note of the specific connector colors as described.
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BIOS information ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-1 .Chapter 2 This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
3. If you are using Windows® XP. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 . Insert the Windows® 2000 CD into the CD-ROM drive. d.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk in DOS mode. select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field. b.Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST. then select My Computer.1 Managing and updating your BIOS The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup. At the DOS prompt. Click File from the menu. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy Disk window appears. 2-2 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup .2. ASUS EZ Flash . 1. then select Format.Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk or the motherboard support CD. c. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk. Insert a 1. From your Windows desktop. then click Start. e. then click Start. select Full option button from the format type. OR If you are using Windows® 98SE/ME. click on Start.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk 1. Windows® 98SE/ME/XP environment Insert a 1. Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities. run the Makeboot. ASUS AFUDOS .44 MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive. • 2. 2. DOS environment Insert a 1. Windows® 2000 environment To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000. type: format A:/S a.1.44 MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC”) Visit the ASUS website and download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard using the ASUS Update utility. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using AFUDOS (refer to section “2. then press <Enter>.exe tool from the Windows® 2000 CD: a. Important notes • It is recommended that you save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. b. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
Follow succeeding screen instructions. Press <Enter>.... 4.com) to download the latest BIOS file for your motherboard.. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk. What you see on your screen may not be exactly the same as shown.1. All rights reserved.. At the DOS prompt. assuming that D: is your CD-ROM drive. Copy the AFUDOS..asus. 2.Version 1.. then select Run. done Erasing flash . You need to type the exact BIOS file name at the prompt. The succeeding screen displays the status of the update process. Visit the ASUS website (www. e.. Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable floppy disk. done Writing flash . Boot the system from the floppy disk..EXE utility from the support CD to the bootable floppy disk that contains the BIOS file. From the Open box.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS. Inc.EXE utility: 1.c.10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends. d. The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only.ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility . 2. Reading file . type D:\bootdisk\makeboot a: then press <Enter>.. Write the BIOS file name on a piece of paper. 2. 0x0008CC00 (9%) DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may cause system boot failure! ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-3 . A:\>afudos /iK8VXSE. Click Start. 5. 3. type the command line: afudos /i[filename] where [filename] means the latest (or original) BIOS file that you copied to the bootable floppy disk.
.. Inc.. 2.When the BIOS update process is complete. Press <Enter>. Reading file . type the command line: afudos /o[filename] where [filename] string of not more than eight (8) alpha-numeric characters for the main filename and three (3) alpha-numeric characters for the extension name. Erasing flash .. The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. Writing flash ..rom AMI Firmware Update Utility . All rights reserved.EXE: 1. A:\> done done 0x0008CC00 (9%) done 5. Main filename Extension name A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03..EXE utility to copy the current system BIOS to a floppy or hard disk and use it as a backup in case the system BIOS fails or gets corrupted. Inc. To copy the BIOS from your PC using AFUDOS.10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends.Version 1. the utility returns to the DOS prompt....10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends.. 0x0008CC00 (9%) 2-4 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup .. A:\>afudos /iK8VXSE.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC You can use the AFUDOS. At the DOS prompt. Reboot the system from the hard disk. All rights reserved.1. What you see on your screen may not be exactly the same as shown.Version 1... 2.ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility . Reading flash .. Verifying flash ..
The utility will copy the current system BIOS by default to the floppy disk.. Reboot the system.. If all the necessary files are found in the floppy disk. Make sure to rename the downloaded BIOS file as “K8VXSE. The EZ Flash is built-in the BIOS firmware so it is accessible by simply pressing <Alt + F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST). 3. Starting BIOS recovery. User recovery requested. • • If there is no floppy disk in the drive. the error message “Floppy not found!” appears.. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-5 . Checking for floppy. Inc.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily update the BIOS without having to go through the long process of booting from a diskette and using a DOS-based utility..1. To launch EZ Flash.asus.ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility . the error message “Floppy not found!” is displayed. done A:\> When the copy process is complete. If the correct BIOS file is not in the floppy disk. the utility returns to the DOS prompt.ROM”..com) to download the latest BIOS file for your motherboard and rename the downloaded file as K8VXSE. All rights reserved. A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends. To update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash: 1. 2.. Make sure that the floppy disk has at least 600KB of free disk space and is not writeprotected.. EZ Flash performs the BIOS update process and automatically reboots the system when done. 2. Reading flash . press <Alt+F2> during POST to display the following. Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file.ROM. Visit the ASUS website (www.3..Version 1. Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk. 4.
Insert a floppy disk that contains the original or the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. or from a floppy disk that contains the BIOS file. Start flashing. Rebooting.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk.ROM”. Floppy found! Reading file “K8VXSE. 3. See section “2.. Bad BIOS checksum. Flashed successfully. When a corrupted BIOS is detected. the following screen message appears. Starting BIOS recovery.1. in case the current BIOS on the motherboard fails or gets corrupted. the BIOS update process continues. If all the necessary files are found in the floppy disk.... Checking for floppy. Starting BIOS recovery.DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may cause system boot failure! User recovery requested. Checking for floppy. 2.” • To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk: 1. 2..5 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2 The CrashFree BIOS 2 auto recovery tool allows you to restore BIOS from the motherboard support CD.ROM”. you may also use this disk to restore the BIOS. 2-6 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup ..1. Completed... Make sure that the BIOS file in the floppy disk is renamed as “K8VXSE.. Boot the system. If you have saved a copy of the original motherboard BIOS to a bootable floppy disk.. • Prepare the support CD that came with the motherboard or a floppy disk that contains the motherboard BIOS before proceeding with the BIOS update process.
reboot the system.... The support CD contains the a working BIOS for this motherboard. Starting BIOS recovery. Reading file “K8VXSE... To recover the BIOS from the support CD: 1.... reboot the system.. Place the support CD in the CD-ROM.. CD-ROM found. 2. Boot the system.. the following screen message appears. Checking for floppy. When the BIOS update process is complete..ROM”. Starting BIOS recovery. If there is no floppy disk found in the drive. Starting BIOS recovery. The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Bad BIOS checksum. When a corrupted BIOS is detected. Checking for floppy. Visit ASUS website (www. DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may cause system boot failure! 2.. Floppy found! Reading file “K8VXSE. 3.. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-7 . Completed. Completed. Bad BIOS checksum.Bad BIOS checksum... the system automatically checks the CD-ROM.com) to download the latest BIOS file. Start flashing.ROM”. Checking for floppy. DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may cause system boot failure! 2. Start flashing. When the BIOS update process is complete.. Floppy not found! Checking for CD-ROM..asus.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. For example. the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. you may want to change the configuration of your computer in the future. and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. restart the system by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Delete>. The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions to ensure optimum performance. Do this last option only if the first two failed.7 Exit Menu. load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. which means you can scroll through the various sub-menus and make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.” The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes only. The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. Select the Load Default Settings item under the Exit Menu. Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program. When you start up the computer.com) to download the latest product and BIOS information. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub. reconfiguring your system. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. If you wish to enter Setup after POST.2 BIOS Setup program This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update using the provided utility described in section “2. If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS settings.asus. It is a menudriven program. This section explains how to configure your system using this utility. Visit the ASUS website (www.” Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard. Otherwise.1 Managing and updating your BIOS. or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. 2-8 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup . See section “2. POST continues with its test routines.2. Press <Del> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility. you may want to enable the security password feature or change the power management settings. or prompted to “Run Setup”.
+Tab F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Field Select Field General Help Save and Exit Exit Sub-menu items Navigation keys 2.5 in] :[ST320413A] :[ASUS CD-S340] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] Use [ENTER]. 3.2.2 Menu bar The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items: Main Advanced Power Boot Exit For changing the basic system configuration For changing the advanced system settings For changing the advanced power management (APM) configuration For changing the system boot configuration For selecting the exit options and loading default settings To select an item on the menu bar. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings. Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another. 2.2.44M. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-9 . [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field.2. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time.2. press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.1 BIOS menu screen Menu items Menu bar Configuration fields General help System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave System Information [11:51:19] [Thu 08/05/2003] [1.3 Navigation keys At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that particular menu.
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.7 Pop-up window Select a menu item then press Enter to display a pop-up window with the configuration options for that item. [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. Press Up/Down arrow keys or PageUp/PageDown keys to display the other items on the screen. and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items. Power. If an item is user. You can not select an item that is not user-configurable. To display the sub-menu. 2.4 Menu items The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. you may change the value of the field opposite the item.5 Sub-menu items An item with a sub-menu on any menu screen is distinguished by a solid triangle before the item. For example.2. A configurable field is enclosed in brackets. and is highlighted when selected. Refer to “2. Select Screen Select Item Change Field Select Field General Help Save and Exit Exit Main menu items 2. Primary Graphics Adapter Search for MDA Resources AGP Mode AGP Fast Write Graphics Aperture Size [AGP] [Yes] [AGP 8X] [Enabled] [64MB] +F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit Pop-up window Scroll bar 2.2.8 Scroll bar A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on the screen.” 2.2. select the item and press <Enter>. To change the value of a field.7 Pop-up window. Boot. System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A Language Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave System Information +Tab F1 F10 ESC [11:51:19] [Thu 08/05/2003] [220.127.116.11 General help At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.44M.2. 2.2. 3. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time.2. select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options. The other items (Advanced.6 Configuration fields These fields show the values for the menu items. 2-10 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup .5 in] [English] :[ST320413A] :[ASUS CD-S340] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] Use [ENTER].configurable.
3. 2.3.5 in] : [ST320413A] : [ASUS CD-S340] : [Not Detected] : [Not Detected] Use [ENTER].2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] Allows you to set the system date.44M.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx] Allows you to set the system time. 3. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time. 3. the Main menu screen appears giving you an overview of the basic system information.] [1.3.] [2.2M .44M.5 in.5 in.] Sets the type of floppy drive installed. When you enter the BIOS Setup program.2.3. 3. 3.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them.3 Main menu Refer to section “2. 5. [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field.25 in. 2.] [720K .44M. 5. 2.2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K.5 in.] [1.88M.5in.25 in.3 Legacy Diskette A [1. System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave System Information [11:51:19] [Thu 03/30/2005] [1.] ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-11 .
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Vendor. or MO drive. and SMART monitoring) are autodetected by BIOS and are not user-configurable. LBA Mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto] Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of the appropriate IDE device type.2. When set to Disabled. Size. LS-120. and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA mode disabled. These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system. Select a device item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information. the data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device supports multi-sector transfer feature.0GB LBA Mode : Supported Block Mode : 16 Sectors PIO Mode : Supported Async DMA : MultiWord DMA-2 Ultra DMA : Ultra DMA-5 SMART Monitoring: Supported Type LBA/Large Mode Block(Multi-sector Transfer) PIO Mode DMA Mode Smart Monitoring 32Bit Data Transfer [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Disabled] Select the type of device connected to the system The values opposite the dimmed items (Device. PIO Mode. Block Mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] 2-12 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup . When set to Auto. BIOS auto-detects the presence of IDE devices. Type [Auto] Selects the type of IDE drive. Primary IDE Master Device : Hard Disk Vendor : ST320413A Size : 20. Async DMA. Ultra DMA.3. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD] LBA/Large Mode [Auto] Enables or disables the LBA mode. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if the device supports this mode.4 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave While entering Setup. Select CDROM if you are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive.
and Reporting Technology. AMI BIOS Version Build Date ID : 08. Analysis.09 : 04/21/05 : A0232008 System Memory Size : 256MB AMI BIOS Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.3. System Memory Displays the auto-detected system memory. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2. The items in this menu are auto-detected by BIOS. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5] SMART Monitoring [Auto] Sets the Smart Monitoring.00. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] 32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled] Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.PIO Mode [Auto] Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto]      DMA Mode [Auto] Selects the DMA mode.5 System Information This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-13 .
1 CPU Configuration The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by BIOS. Configuration options: [200 MHz] [400 Mhz] [600 Mhz] [800 Mhz] 2-14 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup . Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.4 Advanced menu The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices. HyperTransport(HT) Configuration Memory Configuration AMD Cool & Quiet Configuration Processor Type Speed : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+ : 2200MHz HyperTransport Configuration Options HyperTransport Configuration HyperTransport Configuration HT Frequency HT DATA Width (Upstream) HT DATA Width (Downstream) [800 MHz] [16 BIT] [16 BIT] Enabled link tristate during the disconnect state of an LDTSTOP HT Frequency [800 MHz] Allows frequency selection of HyperTransport transfer from K8 CPU to AGP.4. Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.2. CPU Configuration Chipset Onboard Devices Configuration PCI PnP System Frequency/Voltage Configuration Instant Music Configuration 2.
Set by the code using [Auto] or select [Manual] to set using one of the standard values. you can set one of the standard values. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] Burst Length [4 Beats] Sets the Burst Length. Configuration options: [Auto] [Limit] Software Memory Hole [Enabled] Enables or disables the software memory remapping around the memory hole. Configuration options: [16 BIT] [8 BIT] Memory Configuration Memory Configuration Memory Configuration Memory Configuration The Memory configuration menu item allows you to change the memory settings. Memclock Mode [ Auto] Allows you to set the memory clock mode.HT DATA Width (Upstream) [16 BIT] Allows selection of HyperTransport upstream data width. Configuration options: [16 BIT] [8 BIT] HT DATA Width (Downstream) [16 BIT] Allows selection of HyperTransport downstream data width. or if you use LIMIT. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] Bank Interleaving [ Auto] Sets whether to allow memory accesses to be spread out over BANKS on the same node or across nodes. Configuration options: [8 Beats] [4 Beats] [2 Beats] ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-15 . decreasing access contention. Memory Configuration Memclock Mode Software Memory Hole Bank Interleaving Burst Length MCT Timing Mode TWCL TWR AsyncLat Read Preamble Setting 2T Command [Auto] [Enabled] [Auto] [4 Beats] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] MEMCLK can be set by the code using AUTO.
5 ns] [8.0 ns] [9.5] [3.0 ns] [7. Configuration options: [Auto] [2. Configuration options: [Auto] [2 CLK] [3 CLK] Asynclat [Auto] Sets the system Asynclat.0 ns] [2.0 ns] [4. Configuration options: [9T] [10T] [11T] [12T] [13T] [14T] [15T] [16T] [17T] [18T] [19T] [20T] [21T] [22T] [23T] [24T] TRWT [4 CLK] Sets the TRWT. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] CAS Latency (CL) [2.0 ns] [5. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled] 2-16 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup .5 ns] [7.5] Sets the CAS Latency.0] [2.5 ns] [6. Configuration options: [Auto] [2.5 ns] [4. Configuration options: [7T] [8T] [9T] [10T] [11T] [12T] [13T] [14T] [15T] [16T] [17T] [18T] [19T] [20T] [21T] [22T] TRFC [24T] Sets the TRFC.MCT Timing Mode [ Auto] Sets the MCT Timing mode. Configuration options: [5 CLK] [6 CLK] [7 CLK] [8 CLK] [9 CLK] [10 CLK] [11 CLK] [12 CLK] [13 CLK] [14 CLK] [15 CLK] TRP [4 CLK] Sets the TRP. Configuration options: [1 CLK] [2 CLK] [3 CLK] [4 CLK] [5 CLK] [6 CLK] TWCL [Auto] Sets the TWCL. Configuration options: [Auto] [4 CLK] [5 CLK] [6 CLK] [7CLK] [8 CLK] [9 CLK] Read Preamble Setting [Auto] Allows you to configure the read preamble setting.0 ns] [8. Configuration options: [2T] [3T] [4T] TRC [12T] Sets the TRC.5 ns] 2T Command [Auto] Sets the 2T command.0 ns] [6.5 ns] [9. Configuration options: [Auto] [1 CLK] [2 CLK] TWR [Auto] Sets the TWR.5 ns] [5. Configuration options: [2 CLK] [3 CLK] [4 CLK] [5 CLK] [6 CLK] TRRD [2T] Sets the TRRD.0] TRAS [8 CLK] Sets the TRAS.5 ns] [3. Configuration options: [2 CLK] [3 CLK] [4 CLK] [5 CLK] [6 CLK] TRCD [Auto] Sets the TRCD.0 ns] [3.
AMD Cool & Quiet Configuration AMD Cool & Quiet Configuration Cool N’Quiet [Disabled] Enable/Disable AMD K8 Cool N’Quiet function. Processor Displays the processor type and speed. This feature requires the AMD CPU heatsink and fan package with monitor chip. 2.2 Chipset The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset settings. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] • • Make sure that the above item is set to Enabled if you want to use the AMD CPU Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology feature. Cool N’ Quiet [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology feature. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. If you purchased a separate heatsink and fan package. use the ASUS Q-Fan Technology feature to automatically adjust your CPU fan speed according to your system loading.4. AGP Bridge Configuration SouthBridge Configuration USB Configuration Options for VIA AGP Chipset AGP Bridge Configuration Primary Graphics Adapter Search for MDA Resources AGP Mode AGP Fast Write Graphics Aperture Size [AGP] [Yes] [AGP 8X] [Enabled] [64MB] 2-17 .
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-18 . Configuration options: [PCI] [AGP] AGP Mode [AGP 8X] Allows you to set the data throughput of your AGP graphics card. the configuration options are as follows: [8X] [4X]. Configuration options: [1. Configuration options: [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] SouthBridge Configuration MPS Revision PCI Delay Transaction [1. If you installed an AGP 8X graphics card. AGP Fast Write [Enabled] Enables or disables the AGP Fast Write feature.4] [Disabled] MPS Revision [1. This motherboard supports the AGP 8X interface that transfers video data at 2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Graphics Aperture Size [64MB] Allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data. The default and configuration options vary depending on the speed of AGP card you installed.Primary Graphics Adapter [AGP] Switches the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for a video card.4] PCI Delay Transaction [Disabled] Enables or disables the PCI Delay transaction feature. the configuration options are as follows: [8X] [4X] or if you installed an AGP 4X graphics card.1] [1.12GB/s.4] Sets the MPS revision value. This allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple video controllers.
If no USB device is detected.0 Controller Legacy USB Support USB 2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Legacy USB Support [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices.23.USB Configuration The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.0 ports controller.1 Ports Configuration USB 2. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. Configuration options: [HiSpeed ] [Full Speed] ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-19 .0 Controller Mode [FullSpeed] Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or Full Speed (12 Mbps).0 Controller [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [USB 2 Ports] [USB 4 Ports] [USB 6 Ports] [USB 8 Ports] USB 2.4 USB Devices Enabled: None USB 1. If detected. The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected values. the USB controller legacy mode is enabled.2-7. If no USB device is detected. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] USB 2. USB 1.1 Ports Configuration [USB 8 Ports] Allows you to set the number of USB ports to activate.2. USB Configuration Module Version .0 Controller Mode [USB 8 Ports] [Enabled] [Auto] [FullSpeed] Enables USB host controllers. Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. the legacy USB support is disabled. the item shows None.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-Directional] [EPP] [ECP] EPP Version [1. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3] Parallel Port Address  Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses. This item allows you to to select the Parallel Port EPP version. the onboard audio controller is enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] OnBoard LAN [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot ROM. If an audio device is detected. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] OnChip SATA Boot ROM [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the onchip Serial ATA boot ROM. Configuration options: [Disabled]   [3BC] Parallel Port Mode [ECP] Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.3 Onboard Devices Configuration Onboard AC’97 Audio OnChip SATA BOOTROM OnBoard LAN OnBoard LAN Boot ROM Serial Port1 Address Parallel Port Address Parallel Port Mode ECP MOde DMA Channel Parallel Port IRQ [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4]  [ECP] [DMA3] [IRQ7] OnBoard AC’97 Audio [Enabled] [Auto] allows the BIOS to detect whether you are using any audio device. Configuration options: [1. the controller is disabled.4.7] 2-20 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup .9] [1. if no audio device is detected.9] Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [EPP].
YES: Lets the operating system configure Plug and Play (PnP) devices not required for boot if your system has a Plug and Play operating system. the operating system configures the Plug & Play devices not required for boot. Configuration options:         ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-21 .ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3] Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices. BIOS configures all the devices in the system. Advanced PCI/PnP Settings WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections may cause system to malfunction. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices.4. Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction. Plug And Play O/S PCI Lantency Timer Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA Palette Snooping IRQ3 IRQ4 IRQ5 IRQ7 IRQ9 IRQ10 IRQ11 IRQ14 IRQ15 [No]  [Yes] [Disabled] [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI [PCI Device] Device] Device] Device] Device] Device] Device] Device] Device] NO: Lets the BIOS configure all the devices in the system.4 PCI PnP The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices. Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7] 2. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3] Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7] Sets the Parallel Port IRQ. Plug and Play O/S [No] When set to [No]. When set to [Yes] and if you installed a Plug & Play operating system. Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. This item allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA. Configuration options: [No] [Yes] PCI Latency Timer  Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency timer register.
When set to [No].4. BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even if requested. CPU Voltage [1. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] CPU Multiplier [4. the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices. The configuration options vary depending on the speed of the processor installed. The configuration options vary depending on the speed of the processor installed. Setting a low CPU voltage can cause system boot failure! 2-22 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup . When set to [Reserved]. Configuration options: [Available] [Reserved] 2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] IRQ xx [Available] When set to [Available]. This item appears only when the CPU Speed/Voltage Setting item is set to Manual. Configuration options: [200MHz] [201 MHz] ~ [300MHz] CPU Speed/Voltage Setting [Auto] Allows you to set the CPU speed and voltage setting. Setting to [Disabled] deactivates this feature.Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes] When set to [Yes]. This item appears only when the CPU Speed/Voltage Setting item is set to Manual. Configuration options: [Yes] [No] Palette Snooping [Disabled] When set to [Enabled].450 V] Allows you to manually set the CPU voltage. the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function correctly.5 System Frequency/Voltage Configuration Config System Frequency/Voltage CPU FSB Frequency CPU Speed/Voltage Setting AGP/PCI Frequency (MHz) CPU Voltage Adjust [200 MHz] [Auto] [Auto] [None] CPU FSB Frequency [200MHz] Allows you to adjust the CPU FSB operating frequency.0] Allows you to manuallyset the CPU speed. the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices. BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for an IRQ.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] When Instant Music is enabled.4/37. Configuration options: [None] [+0. Configuration options: [Auto] [66.1V] 2. Instant Music CD-ROM Drive [IDE Secondary Master] Allows you to select the CD-ROM drive that you wish to use for the Instant Music CD playback. power up by PS/2 keyboard function will be disabled. Configuration options: [IDE Primary Master] [IDE Primary Slave] [IDE Secondary Master] [IDE Secondary Slave] The above item appears only if you enabled the Instant Music item.33] [75.6 Instant Music Configuration Instant Music Option Instant Music [Disabled] If enabled.4. the PS/2 keyboard power up feature is automatically disabled. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-23 .66/33.AGP/PCI Frequency [Auto] Allows you to automatically detect or set the AGP/PCI frequency.7] CPU Voltage Adjust [None] Sets the CPU Vcore offset voltage. Instant Music [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Instant Music feature in BIOS. See page 3-5 for details.
2. Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [S1 (POS) & S3 (STR) Auto] 2.0 specifications.5. the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [No] [Yes] 2.5.5 Power menu The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Power Management (APM) feature.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support ACPI APIC Support APM Configuration Hardware Monitor [S1 (POS) & S3 (STR] [No] [No] [Enabled] Select the ACPI state used for System Suspend. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. Suspend Mode Repost Video on S3 Resume ACPI 2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-24 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup .1 Suspend Mode [S1 (POS) & S3 (STR)] Allows you to select the ACPI state to be used for system suspend.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] Enables or disables the ACPI support in the ASIC.2. Configuration options: [No] [Yes] 2. When set to Enabled.5.0 Support [No] Allows you to add more tables for ACPI 2.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No] Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Power On External Modems [Disabled] Allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.M. When set to Power On. Power On PCI Device [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable power on PCI device feature. the system goes into either off or on state whatever the system state before the AC power loss. When this item is set to Enabled. the system goes into off state after an AC power loss. [Enabled] [Last State] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] Power Management/APM [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Power Management (APM) feature.2. connection cannot be made on the first try. the items RTC Alarm Date.5 APM Configuration Power Management/APM Restore on AC Power Loss Power On By RTC Alarm Power On External Modems Power On PCI Device Power On PS/2 Keyboard Power On PS/2 Mouse OnBoard LAN P. Thus. RTC Alarm Hour. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running. the system goes on after an AC power loss.5. Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State] When set to Power Off. RTC Alarm Minute.E. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system power on. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The following items appear only when the Power Management/APM item is set to [Enabled]. When set to Last State. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-25 . This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State] Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event.
5ºC/102. +3. this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to resume the system.360V] [ 5.Power On PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.3V Voltage. VCORE Voltage.504V] [ 3.328V] CPU Temperature CPU Temperature [xxx ºC/xxx ºF] MB Temperature [xxx ºC/xxx ºF] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU temperatures. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] OnBoard LAN P.3V Voltage 5V Voltage 12V Voltage [40.5. Select Disabled if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures. 2-26 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup .E [Disabled] When set to [Enabled]. If any of the fans is not connected to the motherboard. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Power On PS/2 Mouse [Disabled] When set to [Enabled]. this parameter allows you to use onboard LAN PME devices to resume the system.M. the specific field shows N/A.160V] [11. +5V Voltage.6 Hardware Monitor Hardware Monitor CPU Temperature MB Temperature CPU Fan Speed Chassis Fan Speed VCORE Voltage 3.5ºF] [33ªC/91ºF] [3260RPM] [N/A] [ 1. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2. +12V Voltage The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM).
Configuration options: [1st Floppy Drive] [XXXX] 2.6 Boot menu The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.6.1 Boot Device Priority Boot Device Priority 1st Boot Device 2nd Boot Device 3rd Boot Device [1st FLOPPY DRIVE] [PM-ST320413A] [SM-ASUS CD-S360] 1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive] These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. Boot Settings Boot Device Priority Boot Settings Configuration Security Specifies the Boot Device Priority sequence.2.2 Removable Drives Removable Drives 1st Drive 2nd Drive [1st Floppy Drive] [USB Drive] 1st ~ xxth Drive These items specify the hard disk priority sequence from the available removable drives.6. 2. The number of device items that appear on the screen depends on the the number of devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. Configuration options: [1st Floppy Drive] [XXXXXX] ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-27 .
Quick Boot [Enabled] Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some Power On Self Tests (POST) while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled] When set to Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Full Screen Logo [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled] When set to Enabled. the system waits for F1 key to be pressed when error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you wish to use the ASUS MyLogo™ feature. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current] Bootup Num-Lock [On] Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.6. the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup” during POST. BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-28 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup . Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Sets the display mode for option ROM. When set to [Disabled]. This will decrease the time needed to boot the system. Configuration options: [Off] [On] PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.3 Boot Settings Configuration Boot Settings Configuration Quick Boot Full Screen Logo AddOn ROM Display Mode Bootup Num-Lock PS/2 Mouse Support Wait for ‘F1’ If Error Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled] [Enabled] [Force BIOS] [On] [Auto] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] Allows BIOS to skip certain tests while booting.
<Enter> again to disable password. See section “1. Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>. 2. this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19. The Supervisor Password item now shows Installed. this item shows Installed. From the password box. Confirm the password when prompted.Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled] When set to [Enabled]. Change Supervisor Password Change User Password Clear User Password Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled] Change Supervisor Password Select this item to set or change the supervisor password.4 Security The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. you can clear clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. select the Change Supervisor Password then press <Enter>. The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully set your password. Security Settings Supervisor Password User Password : Not Installed : Not Installed <Enter> to change password. type a password combination of at least six (6) letters and/or numbers.9 Jumpers” for information on how to erase the RTC RAM. then press <Enter>. 3. After you have set a password. follow the same steps as in setting a user password. To set a Supervisor Password: 1. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears. If you forget your BIOS password. To change the supervisor password. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2. To clear the supervisor password. The Supervisor Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you have set a supervisor password. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-29 . the other items appear to allow you to change other security settings.6.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-30 Chapter 2: BIOS Setup . this item shows Installed. then press <Enter>. To set a User Password: 1. After you have set a password. The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. follow the same steps as in setting a user password. Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always] Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection. The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully set your password. 3. Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access] No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility. Change Supervisor Password User Access Level Change User Password Clear User Password Password Check Boot Sector Virus Protection User Access Level (Full Access] Allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items. type a password combination of at least six (6) letters and/or numbers. BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility. such as Date and Time. Change User Password Select this item to set or change the user password. On the password box that appears. The User Password item now shows Installed. View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field. To change the user password. Confirm the password when prompted.Security Settings Supervisor Password User Password : Installed : Not Installed [Full Access] [Setup] [Disabled] <Enter> to change password. Password Check [Setup] When set to [Setup]. BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the system. Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility. <Enter> again to disabled password. Clear User Password Select this item if you wish to clear the user password. 2. When set to [Always]. Limited allows change only to selected fields.
When you select this option or if you press <F5>. Select Ok to save changes and exit. and Password. choose this option from the Exit menu to ensure that the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. a confirmation window appears. Exit Options Exit & Save Changes Exit & Discard Changes Discard Changes Load Setup Defaults Exit system setup after saving the changes. the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM. After selecting this option. a confirmation appears.2. Select Ok to discard any changes and load the previously saved values. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 2-31 . Load Setup Defaults This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. If you made changes to fields other than System Date. and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. Select Ok to load default values. System Time. a confirmation window appears. An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM and stays on even when the PC is turned off. Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu.7 Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting. Discard Changes Allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously saved values. When you select this option. Exit & Save Changes Once you are finished making your selections. Select one of the options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit. Exit & Discard Changes Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the Setup program. the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes before exiting. F10 key can be used for this operation.
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Chapter 3 This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package. Software support .
1 Install an operating system This motherboard supports Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating system (OS). 3. 3-2 Chapter 3: Software support . Click an item to install Click an icon to display more information If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer. Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware. browse the contents of the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP. The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice.EXE from the BIN folder. Visit the ASUS website for updates. so use the setup procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Click on an item to install. Motherboard settings and hardware options vary.3. 3. The CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. Refer to your OS documentation for more information.2 Support CD information The support CD that came with the motherboard contains useful software and several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features. simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.2.1 Running the support CD To begin using the support CD.
VIA AGP VxD driver .1 ports to USB 2.VIA Registry (INF) driver .0 driver to upgrade your USB 1. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.0.VIA ATAPI vendor support driver .3.2. USB 2.0.0 Driver Installs the USB 2. make sure to install Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later to support USB 2. Cool ‘n’ Quiet readme Launches the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology readme file. VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Driver Installs the VIA® Rhine II Fast Ethernet LAN drivers for 10/100 LAN solution that provides up to 100Mbps data transfer rates. VIA 4 in 1 drivers This item installs the following drivers: .VIA PCI IRQ Miniport driver. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 3-3 . Cool ‘n’ Quiet driver Installs the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology driver. For Windows® XP users. VIA RAID Controller driver Installs the VIA 6420 RAID controller driver and application.2 Drivers menu The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices. ADI1888 SoundMAX Audio Driver Installs the ADI1888 SoundMAX audio driver and application.
and system voltages.0.2. Cool ’n’ Quiet Software Installs the ASUS AMD® Cool ‘n’ Quiet software. ASUS PC Probe This smart utility monitors the fan speed. and alerts you on any detected problems. ASUS Screen Saver Installs the ASUS screen saver. View the online help for detailed information. Installing ASUS Update also installs ASUS Mylogo2™. CPU temperature. Acrobat Reader Installs the Adobe Acrobat® Reader V5. make sure that you have an Internet connection so you can connect to the ASUS website. and removes computer viruses. This utility helps you keep your computer at a healthy operating condition.3. 3-4 Chapter 3: Software support . Before using the ASUS Update. identifies. Microsoft DirectX Driver Installs the Microsoft DirectX™driver. The Acrobat® Reader software is for viewing files saved in Portable Document Format (PDF).3 Utilities menu The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard supports. ASUS Update This program allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS website. Anti-virus Utility The anti-virus application scans.
ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 3-5 .2.2.5 ASUS Contact Information Clicking the ASUS Contact Information tab displays as stated. 3. Click an item to open the manual.4 Manual menu The Manual menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Install the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu to open the manual files in PDF. You may also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.3.
• • • The Scroll Lock LED is fixed to ON after enabling Instant Music. power up the system using the power switch. or CD-RW) installed in the system. 2. or CD-RW). you cannot control the audio volume using the Instant Music Lite function keys. Highlight the Instant Music CDROM item and press Enter to display the CD-ROM options.3.4 Advanced Menu” in the user guide. Select the CD-ROM drive that you wish to use for this feature. the system wake-up features (LAN. USB) are deactivated.10 Connectors” for the connector location. DVD-ROM. • • • Instant Music Lite only supports CDs in audio format. Turn on the system and enter the BIOS by pressing the <Del> key during the Power On Self-Tests (POST). BIOS automatically detects and displays the installed drive type. See section “2. See section “2. or CD-RW drive) to the 4-pin CD-In connector (labeled CD1) on the motherboard. Otherwise. In the Advanced Configuration menu. the Instant Music Lite feature turns OFF (disabled) automatically. The Caps Lock LED is turns ON when you pause the CD playback. If you have only one optical drive (either CD-ROM. • 3-6 Chapter 3: Software support . See section “1. Save your changes and exit BIOS Setup. 5. DVD-ROM. keyboard. This feature is supported by the onboard audio AC’97 Codec. To enable ASUS Instant Music Lite: 1.4 Advanced Menu” in the user guide. A “beep” indicates this condition. DVD-ROM. Make sure to connect the CD-ROM audio cable.3 ASUS Instant Music Lite The motherboard is equipped with a BIOS-based audio playback feature called Instant Music Lite. In this case. you don’t have to set Instant Music CDROM item. Instant Music Lite only supports PS/2 keyboard. Instant Music Lite does not work if you installed and enabled an add-on sound card. If the system loses connection or does not detect any optical drive. mouse. When set to Instant Music Lite mode. Connect the analog audio cable from the optical drive (CD-ROM. select the item Instant Music and set it to Enabled. 3. 4. and requires an optical drive (CD-ROM.
8. 2. You may also connect a headphone to the headphone jack on the CD-ROM drive front panel. the drive tray ejects. DOWN VOL. Place an audio CD into the drive.To use ASUS Instant Music Lite: 1. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 3-7 . so that the system has a standby power. 5. Ensure that the power cord is plugged to a grounded power source. Press <F2> or <Enter> once to stop playing the CD. 7. Press <Esc> to turn ON Instant Music Lite. Instant Music function keys (Set 1) CD ON/OFF PLAY/PAUSE STOP/EJECT PREVIOUS NEXT VOL. Press <F2> or <Enter> one more time to eject the CD. 4. If there is no CD in the drive and you press F1 or Space Bar. Use either one of the two sets of special function keys on your keyboard to play audio CDs. 6. UP 3. UP Esc F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 Instant Music function keys (Set 2) CD ON/OFF CAPS LOCK LED SCROLL LOCK LED PLAY/PAUSE STOP/EJECT PREVIOUS VOL. Press <F1> or the <Space Bar> to play the first track on the CD. Connect speakers or a headphone to the Line Out (lime colored) port on the rear panel for audio output. DOWN NEXT VOL. These keys only function as indicated if you enabled the Instant Music item in the BIOS. Refer to the Instant Music function key definitions on the previous page to select other tracks or control the volume.
Refer to section “3.4 VIA RAID configurations The motherboard includes a high performance IDE RAID controller integrated in the VIA VT8237 southbridge chipset. 3. 2.1 Installing hard disks The motherboard supports UltraDMA 133/100/66 and Serial ATA hard disk drives. 3. Install the hard disks into the drive bays. copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a floppy disk before creating RAID configurations. double that of a single disk alone. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate. Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks To install the SATA hard disks for RAID configuration: 1. RAID 1 (called data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to a second drive.5 Creating a RAID driver disk” for details. 3-8 Chapter 3: Software support . you can use two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive (the new drive must be of the same size or larger than the existing drive).3. It supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 with two independent Serial ATA channels. install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array. Connect the power cable to the power connector on each drive. interleaved stacks. 4. This RAID configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. If you use either Windows® XP or Windows® 2000 operating system (OS). 3. Connect the Serial ATA signal cables. For optimal performance. If one drive fails. Install the Serial ATA hard disks into the drive bays. Connect the HDD signal cable.4. use two new drives. Connect the SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive. 2. Installing Parallel ATA hard disks To install the hard disks for RAID configuration: 1. Set the jumpers of each hard disk as Master/Slave. RAID 0 (called data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in parallel. If you are creating a RAID 1 (mirroring) array for protection. thus improving data access and storage. • • If you are creating a RAID 0 (striping) array for performance. the disk array management software directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive.
refer to the “RAID Controller Quick Setup Guide” found in the Manual menu of your motherboard support CD. Make sure that the OnChip SATA Boot ROM item is Enabled. press <Tab> to enter the VIA RAID configuration utility. 2. See page 3-5. Use the VIA RAID utility to configure a disk array. 4. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 3-9 . It supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations.3. make sure to set the necessary RAID items in the BIOS before setting your RAID configuration.2 VIA RAID configurations The motherboard includes a high performance IDE RAID controller integrated in the VIA 8237 chipset. During POST. Save your changes and Exit Setup.4. To set the BIOS RAID items: 1. Boot your computer. 3. Go to the Advanced > Onboard Devices Configuration > OnChip SATA Boot ROM menu item in the BIOS. Setting BIOS RAID items After installing the hard disk drives. Entering VIA RAID BIOS Utility To enter the VIA RAID BIOS utility: 1. For detailed descriptions on the VIA RAID configuration. Boot the system and press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS Setup Utility. 2.
The Makedisk. Insert the motherboard support CD into the CD-ROM drive and locate the Makedisk. Press <F6> then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive.exe utility for the VIA RAID driver is located in \Drivers\VIARAID\6420RAID\DriverDisk\ Makedisk. Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection. You can create a RAID driver disk using Makedisk. For additional information on VIA RAID installation and configuration. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process. During the OS installation. To install the RAID driver: 1. refer to the “VT6420 Serial ATA RAID Controller Quick Setup Guide” found in the Manual menu of your motherboard support CD. 2.exe” of the motherboard support CD. 3-10 Chapter 3: Software support .5 Creating a RAID driver disk A floppy disk with a RAID driver is required when installing Windows® XP/2000 operating system. See page 3-5.exe. 3. 2. 3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.3.exe utility for your RAID controller. To create a RAID driver disk: 1.exe utility. the system prompts to press the F6 key to install third-party SCSI or RAID driver. Insert a clean floppy disk into the floppy disk drive and execute Makedisk.
Save your changes and exit BIOS Setup. voltage and amount of power depending on the task the CPU performs. See section “2. click the Start button. Make sure the Control Panel is set to Classic View. See section “2. In the Power menu. button. 4. Make sure to install the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ driver and application when using this feature.1 Enabling Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology To enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ technology: 1. Click OK to effect settings. 2. From the Windows® 2000/XP operating system. select the item Cool N’Quiet and set it to Enabled. Select Settings. The following dialog box appears. Turn on the system and enter BIOS by pressing the <Del> key during the Power On Self-Tests (POST). 5. 3.6. then Control Panel. In the Advanced > CPU Configuration > AMD CPU Cool & Quiet Configuration menu. select the item ACPI 2. 2. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 3-11 .3.0 Support and set it to Yes.. 3. Reboot your computer and set your Power Option Properties depending on your operating system. Click the Power.4 Advanced Menu” for details. 4. Windows® 2000/XP: 1.6 Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology The motherboard supports the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology that dynamically and automatically change the CPU speed. From the Power schemes combo list box. Double-click the Display icon in the Control Panel then select the Screen Saver tab.. 5. select Minimal Power Management. 6.5 Power Menu” for details. 3.
Windows® 98SE/ME: 1. The AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology feature works only with the AMD heatsink and fan assembly with monitor chip.. 2. Click OK to effect settings. Automatic Mode is the recommended setting. select the AMD’s Cool ‘n’ Quiet(tm) Technology tab.. then Control Panel. 6. button. 3-12 Chapter 3: Software support . Select Settings. • • Make sure to install the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ driver and application before using this feature. 3. From the Energy saving features of monitor group. From the Power Options Properties dialog box. 5. click the Settings. Click the Performance combo list box to select desired mode. Double-click the Display icon in the Control Panel then select the Screen Saver tab. 4. click the Start button. From the Windows® 98SE/ME operating system.
Refer to section “3. To launch the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ program: 1. Select Programs > ASUS > Cool & Quiet > Cool & Quiet. Select All Programs > ASUS > Cool & Quiet > Cool & Quiet. ASUS K8V-X SE motherboard 3-13 .2.3. click the Start button.3 Utilities” for details. 2. click the Start button. 3. The Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ technology screen appears and displays the current CPU Frequency and CPU Voltage. Make sure to install the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ software from the motherboard support CD. If you are using Windows® XP.6. If you are using Windows® 98SE/ME/2000.2 Launching the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ software The motherboard support CD includes the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ software that enables you to view your system’s real-time CPU frequency and voltage.
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