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K8S-LA specifications summary ......................................................... iii 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Motherboard layout ................................................................. 1 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................................................. 2 System memory ...................................................................... 4 Expansion slots ........................................................................ 6 Jumpers ................................................................................... 8 Connectors .............................................................................. 9 6.1 6.2 Rear panel connectors ............................................... 9 Internal connectors .................................................. 11
6 in 1 x PS/2 mouse port 1 x Parallel port 1 x IEEE 1394a port 1 x LAN (RJ-45) port 6-channel audio ports 4 x USB 2.0 ports 1 x VGA port 1 x Serial port 1 x PS/2 keyboard port (continued on the next page) Expansion slots Storage Audio LAN IEEE 1394 PC health monitoring BIOS features Form factor Rear panel iii . and PnP Features Plus Micro-ATX form factor: 9.K8S-LA specifications summary CPU Chipset Front Side Bus (FSB) Memory Socket 754 for AMD Athlon® 64 processor with HyperTransport support SiS760 SiS964 1600 MT/s @ 800 MHz 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets support unbuffered non-ECC 2 GB 400/333/266 MHz DDR SDRAM memory modules 3 x PCI slots 1 x AGP slot 2 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33 2 x Serial ATA Realtek® ALC658C 6-channel CODEC Realtek® RTL8201CL LAN PHY Fast Ethernet LAN controller VIA VT6307 supports two IEEE 1394a ports ASUS A8000 for CPU/Chassis fan control and CPU temperature monitoring 4 Mb LPC EEPROM Award BIOS with enhanced ACPI.6 in x 9. Green. DMI.
0 ports 1 x CPU fan connector 1 x Chassis fan connector 1 x CD in connector 1 x AUX connector 1 x SPDIF out connector 1 x Front panel audio connector System panel connector * Specifications are subject to change without notice iv .K8S-LA specifications summary Internal connectors 1 x Floppy disk drive connector 2 x IDE connectors 1 x 20-pin ATX power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 2 x Serial ATA connectors 1 x IEEE 1394a connector 2 x USB 2.0 connectors support for four additional USB 2.
5V AGP SLOT ONLY BATY1 PCI 1 PCI 2 ALC658 SiS 964 4Mb BIOS BUZZ1 AUX1 SPDIF1 USB2 USB1 IEEE1394_1 SATA2 SATA1 PCI 3 CD1 J3 F_PANEL1 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) PRIMARY_IDE SECONDARY_IDE Bottom: Top: Socket 754 SiS 760 ATXPWR1 USB1 1394 USB2 24. 184-pin module) DDR XMM1 (64/72 bit. Motherboard layout 24.64in) 1 . 184-pin module) Clear Password J7 J6 CHA_FAN1 VGA Bottom: Top: ATX12V1 USB1 RJ-45 USB2 Top:Line In Center:Line Out Below:Mic In Realtek VT6307 K8S-LA 1.1.5cm (9.64in) Super I/O FLOPPY1 CPU_FAN1 T: Mouse B: Keyboard PS/2 Clear CMOS COM1 PARALLEL PORT DDR XMM2 (64/72 bit.5cm (9.
otherwise the CPU does not fit in completely. Take note of the marked corner (with gold triangle) on the CPU. This mark should match a specific corner on the socket to ensure correct installation. then lift it up to a 90°-100° angle. Follow these steps to install a CPU. K8S-LA Gold Arrow K8S-LA CPU Socket 754 2. Central Processing Unit (CPU) The motherboard comes with a surface mount 754-pin Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket designed for the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor. Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and severely damage the CPU! 2. Installing the CPU Locate the 754-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard.2. Socket lever Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle.1 1. Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways. 2 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) .
5. push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. Connect the CPU fan cable to the CPU_FAN connector on the motherboard.3. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place. 6. Position the CPU above the socket such that the CPU corner with the gold triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle. ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) 3 . The lever clicks on the side tab to indicate that it is locked. When the CPU is in place. Gold triangle 4. Install a CPU heatsink and fan following the instructions that came with the heatsink package. 7.
512 MB. 104 Pins 80 Pins K8S-LA K8S-LA 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets Memory configurations You can install 128 MB. and 1 GB DDR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section. These sockets support up to 2 GB system memory using 184-pin unbuffered non-ECC PC3200/PC2700/PC2100/ PC1600 double-sided DDR DIMMs. 4 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) .3. DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM. System memory The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. The following figure illustrates the location of the DDR DIMM sockets. A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. 256 MB.
Recommended memory configurations Sockets Mode Single-channel (1) (2) (3)* XMM1 Installed — Installed XMM2 — Installed Installed * Use only identical DDR DIMM pairs. Unlocked retaining clip DDR DIMM notch 2. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components. ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) 5 . 3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clips outward. 1. Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization CPU FSB 1600 MT/s @ 800 MHz FSB DDR DIMM Type PC3200/PC2700/PC2100 Memory Frequency 400/333/266 MHz Installing a DIMM Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the socket. Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
Expansion slots The motherboard has one PCI Express and three PCI slots. 4. Install an expansion card following the instructions that came with the chassis. 2. if any. Install the drivers and/or software applications for the expansion card according to the card documentation. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings. Standard interrupt assignments IRQ 0 1 2 3* 4* 5* 6 7* 8 9* 10* 11* 12* 13 14* 15* Priority 1 2 N/A 11 12 13 14 15 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Standard Function System Timer Keyboard Controller Programmable Interrupt Communications Port (COM2) Communications Port (COM1) Sound Card (sometimes LPT2) Floppy Disk Controller Printer Port (LPT1) System CMOS/Real Time Clock ACPI Mode when used IRQ Holder for PCI Steering IRQ Holder for PCI Steering PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port Numeric Data Processor Primary IDE Channel Secondary IDE Channel * These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices. IRQ assignments for this motherboard A PCI slot 1 PCI slot 2 PCI slot 3 AGP slot Onboard VT6307 1394a controller shared — — shared shared B — used — — — C — — used — — D — — — — — E — — — — — F — — — — — 6 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) .4. To install and configure an expansion card: 1. 3. Refer to the tables below. Assign an IRQ to the card.
When you buy an AGP card. ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) 7 . The slots support PCI cards such as a LAN card. Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that they fit the AGP slot on your motherboard. SCSI card. and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. USB card. AGP slot This motherboard has an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot that supports +1.When using PCI cards on shared slots. making the system unstable and the card inoperable.5V AGP cards on this motherboard! AGP Card without Retention Notch K8S-LA K8S-LA Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) PCI slots There are three 32-bit PCI slots on this motherboard.5V specification. conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups. Install only 1. Otherwise. make sure that you ask for one with +1. ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.5V AGP cards.
Move the jumper cap from pins 2-3 (Normal) to pins 1-2 (Clear CMOS). 2.5. Jumpers This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord. To erase the RTC RAM: 1. never remove the cap from the default position. Except when clearing the RTC RAM. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds. 4. You can clear the CMOS memory of date. time. Hold down the <F1> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data. then move the cap back to pins 2-3. and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. 3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure! Clear RTC RAM (3-pin J6) J6 2 1 Clear CMOS K8S-LA 3 2 Normal (Default) K8S-LA Clear RTC RAM setting 8 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) . which include system setup information such as system passwords. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS.
Hold down the <F1> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to verify that the password has been cleared. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord. 6. As soon as you see the HP logo. 3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer. 4. 2.Clear password (3-pin J7) This jumper allows you to clear the password if you forgot your password. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 to pins 2-3. 5. Move the jumper cap from pins 2-3 (Normal) to pins 1-2 (Clear Password). J7 1 2 Clear Password K8S-LA 2 3 Normal (Default) K8S-LA Clear password setting ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) 9 . turn OFF the computer. To erase the password: 1.
I E E E 1 3 9 4 a p o r t .1 1 Connectors Rear panel connectors 2 3 4 5 6 7 12 1. In 4-channel or 6-channel mode. 3. This port connects a headphone or a speaker. 7. This port is for a PS/2 mouse. 6. M i c r o p h o n e p o r t ( p i n k ) . P a r a l l e l p o r t . 5.6. a scanner. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. L i n e I n p o r t ( l i g h t b l u e ) . L i n e O u t p o r t ( l i m e ) . L A N ( R J . the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.4 5 ) p o r t . or other devices. storage peripherals. 11 10 9 8 P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) . Audio 2. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer. PCs. 4. This port connects a tape. or portable devices. CD. DVD player or other audio sources. 6. 2. This port connects a microphone. 4. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed connectivity for audio/video devices. or 6-channel configuration Headset/ 2-channel Light Blue Lime Pink Line In Line Out Mic In 4-channel Line In Front Speaker Out Mic In 6-channel Line In Front Speaker Out Mic In 10 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) .
This port is for a PS/2 keyboard. 0 p o r t s 1 a n d 2 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2. U S B 2 . 9. t.8. 10. 11. S e r i a l p o r t This 9-pin COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial devices. ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) 11 .0 devices. P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r t ( p u r p l e ) .0 devices. V i d e o G r a p h i c s A d a p t e r p o r t . 0 p o r t s 3 a n d 4 . This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2. U S B 2 . 12.
1.6. then connect the other end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive. FLOPPY1 NOTE: Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1 K8S-LA PIN 1 K8S-LA Floppy disk drive connector 12 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) . Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1) This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert one end of the cable to this connector. Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.2 Internal connectors This section describes and illustrates the internal connectors on the motherboard.
SECONDARY_IDE) These connectors are for Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cables. This prevents incorrect insertion when you connect the IDE cable. The Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for the primary IDE connector on the motherboard. K8S-LA PIN 1 K8S-LA IDE connectors PIN 1 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) PRIMARY_IDE 13 .2. • Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the Ultra DMA cable connector. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRIMARY_IDE. • SECONDARY_IDE NOTE: Orient the red markings (usually zigzag) on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1. Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices. Refer to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings. If you install two hard disk drives. you must configure the second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive). a black connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive).
0VDC COM COM COM PS_ON# COM -12. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. • • Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug.0VDC +5VSB PWR_OK COM +5.0VDC -5. The minimum recommended wattage is 230W.3VDC K8S-LA K8S-LA ATX power connectors 14 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) .3VDC +5. • ATX12V1 +12V DC GND +12V DC GND ATXPWR1 +12. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.0VDC COM +5.3. 4-pin ATX12V1 ) (20 ATXPW 1. The system can become unstable and might experience difficulty powering up if the power supply is inadequate. ATX12V1 These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs.0VDC +5. You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to install additional devices.3VDC +3. ATX power connectors (20 -pin ATXPW R 1. 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).0VDC COM +3. the system will not boot up. or 300W for a fully configured system. otherwise.0VDC +3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1 [black]. Serial ATA hard disk drive connection Connector SATA1 SATA2 Color Black White Setting Master Slave Use Boot disk Data disk ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) 15 . connect the primary (boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1 connector. SATA2 [white]) These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives.4. Refer to the table below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive connections. When using the connectors in S t a n d a r d I D E mode. K8S-LA SATA2 K8S-LA SATA connectors SATA1 Important notes on Serial ATA • • You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives.
IEEE1394_1 K8S-LA IEEE-1394 connector TPA0+ GND TPB0+ +12V 1 NEVER connect a U S B c a b l e to the IEEE 1394a connector.0 ports.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed. Doing so will damage the motherboard! 6.0 connectors Never connect a 1 3 9 4 c a b l e to the USB connectors. USB2) These connectors are for USB 2. IEEE 1394a connector (10-1 pin IE1394_1) This connector is for an IEEE 1394a port. then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. Connect the IEEE 1394a module cable to this connector. Doing so will damage the motherboard! 16 ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) USB+5V USB_P6USB_P6+ GND NC . USB connectors (10-1 pin USB1. then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. Connect the USB/GAME module cable to any of these connectors.5. These USB connectors comply with USB 2. USB+5V USB_P6USB_P6+ GND NC TPA0GND TPB0+12V GND K8S-LA K8S-LA USB2 USB+5V USB_P5USB_P5+ GND USB1 USB+5V USB_P5USB_P5+ GND 1 1 K8S-LA USB 2.
) or a total of 1 A ~ 3. CD1 K8S-LA AUX1 Right Audio Channel Ground Ground Left Audio Channel K8S-LA Internal audio connectors ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) Right Audio Channel Ground Ground Left Audio Channel 17 . CPU_FAN1) The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24 W max.48 A (41.76 W max. making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD1. AUX1) These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors! CHA_FAN1 Rotation +12V GND K8S-LA CPU_FAN1 Rotation +12V GND K8S-LA Fan connectors 8. Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. TV tuner. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard.7 CPU and Chassis Fan connectors (3-pin CHA_FAN1. or MPEG card.) at +12V.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin J3) This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports AC’97 audio standard.9. AGND +5VA BLINE_OUT_R Ground SPDIFOUT +5V K8S-LA J3 MIC2 MICPWR Line out_R NC Line out_L K8S-LA Front panel audio connector 18 BLINE_OUT_L ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) . K8S-LA SPDIF1 K8S-LA Digital audio connector 1 0 . The S/PDIF module is purchased separately. Connect the S/PDIF module cable to this connector. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF1) This connector is for a Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power. • ASUS K8S-LA (Salmon) PLED+ PLEDPWR GND RESET 19 . ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRBTN) This connector is for the system power button. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. PWRLED PWRBTN* K8S-LA F_PANEL1 HDLED+ HDLEDGround Reset HDLED K8S-LA Front panel connector • • • System power LED (2-pin PWRLED) This connector is for the system power LED.1 1 . Reset button (2-pin RESET) This connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power. System panel connector (10-pin F_PANEL1) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDLED) This connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Pressing the power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings. and blinks when the system is in sleep mode. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector.
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