P5KPL-AM SE

Motherboard

E4236 First Edition V1 October 2008

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Contents
Notices ......................................................................................................... vi Safety information ..................................................................................... vii About this guide ....................................................................................... viii P5KPL-AM SE specifications summary..................................................... x

Chapter 1:
1.1 1.2 1.3

Welcome! ...................................................................................... 1-1 Package contents......................................................................... 1-1 Special features............................................................................ 1-1 1.3.1 1.3.2 Product highlights ........................................................... 1-1 ASUS Special features ................................................... 1-3

Product introduction

1.4 1.5

Before you proceed ..................................................................... 1-4 Motherboard overview ................................................................. 1-5 1.5.1 1.5.2 1.5.3 1.5.4 1.6.1 1.6.3 1.6.2 Placement direction ........................................................ 1-5 Screw holes .................................................................... 1-5 Motherboard layout ......................................................... 1-6 Layout contents............................................................... 1-7 Installing the CPU ........................................................... 1-8 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan .............................. 1-10

1.6

Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................................................... 1-7

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1.7.1

System memory ......................................................................... 1-11 Memory configurations.................................................. 1-12 Installing a DIMM .......................................................... 1-16 Removing a DIMM ........................................................ 1-16 Installing an expansion card ......................................... 1-17 Configuring an expansion card ..................................... 1-17 PCI slots........................................................................ 1-17 PCI Express x1 slot....................................................... 1-17 PCI Express x16 slot..................................................... 1-17

Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan ..........................1-11

1.7.2

Overview ........................................................................1-11

1.7.3 1.7.4 1.8.1 1.8.2 1.8.3 1.8.4 1.8.5

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Expansion slots.......................................................................... 1-17

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Jumpers ...................................................................................... 1-18 Connectors ................................................................................. 1-20 1.10.1 1.10.2 Rear panel connectors .................................................. 1-20 Internal connectors ....................................................... 1-21
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..... 2-16 2........ 2-12 JumperFree Configuration ... 2-9 Scroll bar ..... 2-15 Onboard Devices Configuration .............................1 Managing and updating your BIOS ................ 2-7 2................................................................. 2-9 General help ............1................... 2-9 Pop-up window .......................... 2-8 Menu items ....................................................11..........................2 2...........3 2............................................3......................................................6 2....3..............2.............................................1 2............................... 2-8 Navigation keys..........3 2...........................................3 2..................... 2-10 SATA 1 and SATA 2...11.......................... 2-10 Primary IDE Master/Slave......................................................................3 2.......2.................................................................... 2-1 Creating a bootable floppy disk............2-11 System Information ............ 2-14 Chipset ..........2 2................................2 2.........1...............3...................8 2........1..........2 BIOS setup program ...........................4 2......................................................................................... 2-9 System Time .....................................3 Main menu ..........................9 2.......................... 2-5 BIOS menu screen......................6 2...............4 2.....................4..........................2.............4..2.........................................................4...5 2.........2...........1 1..................3............. 2-14 CPU Configuration ............................ 2-2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility. 2-1 2..............................................................2 2..............................1..1 2.................................... 2-10 System Date . 2-11 Storage Configuration ........................................... 2-10 2..............4 Advanced menu ..................3......... 1-27 Chapter 2: BIOS setup 2.......2.... 2-3 AFUDOS utility ...............................4....... 2-12 iv ......................................................1.................2 2.......5 2......... 1-27 1......... 1-27 Support DVD information ...... 2-9 Sub-menu items ..........................5 2................6 ASUS Update utility ...4.............. 2-4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility ...............................4 2.... 2-12 USB Configuration ..Contents 1...................................1 2...........................11 Software support.............5 2......................2.......................2.............................. 2-9 Configuration fields .........4...........4 2............. 2-16 PCI PnP ..7 2...1 Installing an operating system ...................................................3.... 2-8 Menu bar .......2..........

.............................2 2...7 2.......1 2............................................................ 2-18 APM Configuration ..6.................2 Suspend Mode ...............7.. 2-20 ASUS EZ Flash 2 .....6...6 2.... 2-17 2...................... 2-19 Boot Settings Configuration .......... 2-19 Tools menu ................................................................3 2.......... 2-17 ACPI APIC Support .................. 2-22 2................................................ 2-22 AI NET 2.............................5.............................................................8 Exit menu ....................................... 2-18 Boot Device Priority .5...3 2.................5 2.........1 2.............................7...............0 Support .....................5...............Contents 2...............4 2............6........................................................................................................... 2-17 ACPI 2............................... 2-18 Hardware Monitor .5 Power menu .....................................................1 2....................................... 2-20 Security ... 2-22 v ............................... 2-22 Boot menu .........................5.....5...............................................2 2.............

The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. vi . These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. 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. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. However. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. 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. and This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • • • • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • • This device may not cause harmful interference. This equipment generates. if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste.

sockets and circuitry. screws. make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device. humidity. Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension cord. If the power supply is broken. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. If you encounter technical problems with the product. carefully read all the manuals that came with the package. contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. Before using the product. Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard. contact your dealer immediately. ensure that all power cables are unplugged. keep paper clips. If you detect any damage. do not try to fix it by yourself. Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it. To avoid short circuits. How this guide is organized This manual contains the following parts: • Chapter 1: Product introduction • This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. Place the product on a stable surface. Do not place the product in any area where it may become wet. vii .Safety information Electrical safety • • • • • • To prevent electrical shock hazard. When adding or removing devices to or from the system. Chapter 2: BIOS setup This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. slots. Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. and temperature extremes. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit. contact your local power company. About this guide This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the motherboard. Operation safety • • • • • • Avoid dust. and staples away from connectors. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using. If possible.

the key names are linked with a plus sign (+). Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation. Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. then supply the required item or value enclosed in brackets. such as warranty flyers. If you must press two or more keys simultaneously. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. Refer to the ASUS contact information. The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products.Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task. These documents are not part of the standard package.ROM <Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3> Command viii . Example: At the DOS prompt. Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or Return key. ASUS websites 2. IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task. Typography Bold text Italics <Key> Indicates a menu or an item to select. Used to emphasize a word or a phrase. 1. that may have been added by your dealer. Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means that you must press the enclosed key. take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual. type the command line: afudos /i[filename] afudos /iP5KPLAMS. Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<D> Means that you must type the command exactly as shown.

P5KPL-AM SE specifications summary CPU LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Quad/ Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron® E1000 Series and Celeron 400 Series Processors Compatible with Intel® 05B / 05A / 06 processors Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready (Refer to www.Maximum shared memory of 256 MB .Maximum resolution: 2048 x 1536 x 32 bpp.Horizontal: 127.C. 8 x USB2.asus.)/800/667 MHz DDR2 memory modules 1 x PCI Express x16 slot 1 x PCI Express x1 slot 1 x PCI slots Integrated Gfx (Intel GMA3100) in North bridge supports .0 ports (4 ports at mid-board.com for Intel CPU support list) Northbridge: Intel® G31 Southbridge: Intel® ICH7 1600(O.) / 1333 / 1066 / 800 / 533MHz Dual channel memory architecture 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets supports unbuffered non-ECC 4GB 1066(O.5 KHz.1 x UltraDMA 100 / 66 / 33 hard disk drives . .C. 10/100 6-CH ALC662 high-Definition Audio CODEC Anti-Pop function Jack-detect & Multi-Streaming Max. Vertical: 85Hz Southbridge Intel® ICH7 supports: .0 ports 6-channel audio I/O port (continued on the next page) Chipset Front Side Bus Memory Expansion Slots VGA Storage LAN Audio USB ASUS Features Rear panel ix .2 x SATA 3 Gb/s ports Realtek® RTL8102EL. 4 ports at back panel ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 ASUS Q-Fan ASUS EZ Flash 2 ASUS MyLogo 2 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 1 x VGA port 1 x COM 1 x LAN (RJ-45) port 4 x USB 2.

5 cm x 18.0. AMI BIOS. ACPI V2. SM BIOS 2.P5KPL-AM SE specifications summary Internal connectors 2 x USB 2. PME Wake Up Drivers ASUS PC Probe II ASUS Update utility Anti-virus software (OEM) 1 x Serial ATA cable 1 x Ultra ATA66 cable I/O shield User manual uATX form factor: 9.RPL.6 in x 7.R.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB ports 1 x internal speaker connector 2 x Serial ATA connectors 1 x CPU fan connector 1 x Chassis fan connector 1 x CD audio in connector 1 x 24-pin EPS 12 V power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector 1 x Front panel High Definition audio connector 1 x System Panel connector SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) . PXE. Overclocking Protection: .FSB turning from 133MHz up to 600MHz at 1MHz increment. (CPU Parameter Recall) 8 Mb Flash ROM.5 WOL.2 in (24.0.0a. x . WOR BY Ring.ASUS C.3cm) ASUS Exclusive Overclocking Features BIOS features Manageability Support DVD contents Accessories Form factor *Specifications are subject to change without notice. PnP. DMI2. WfM2.P.

Accessories Application DVD Documentation If any of the above items is damaged or missing. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-1 . It also can support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU.3. 1. and hardware devices on it.3 1. contact your retailer.1 Special features Product highlights Green ASUS This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). It´s excellent for multi-tasking. 1.2 Motherboard Cables Package contents ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1 x Ultra ATA66 cable 1 x SATA cable I/O shield ASUS motherboard support DVD User Manual Check your motherboard package for the following items. This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment. check the items in your package with the list below. multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with 1600(OC)/1333 / 1066/800 MHz FSB. LGA775 Intel® Quad-core Processor Ready This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core processors in LGA775 package. Intel® Quadcore is one of the most powerful CPU in the world.Chapter 1 1.1 Welcome! Product introduction Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5KPL-AM 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! Before you start installing the motherboard.

Serial ATA II is faster than current Parallel ATA. PCI Express Architecture PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing PCI. 1394b. crisp imaging.g. and video capabilities. PCI Express x16 bus performs much better than AGP 8X in applications such as 3D gaming.C.) ASUS’s exclusive overclocking design now unleashes the ultimate potential of the Intel® Core ™2 processor.which trailblazes new standards in high-definition video. Intel® G31 chipset The Intel® G31 Express Chipset boosts your gaming and multimedia experience with the integrated graphics engine Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100. this motherboard allows you to enjoy the latest technology supported by one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.0Gb/s is the next generation ATA specification that provides scalable performance foroday and tomorrow. This integrated chipset is able to meet the changing display requirements of visually rich applications and features the Intel® Clear Video Technology .. Dual-Channel DDR2 1066 (OC) Dual-channel DDR2 technology doubles the bandwidth of your system memory and hence boost the system performance to out perform any memory existing solutions in the market.Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package. while providing 100% software compatibility. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface. and accurate color control. With the new Intel 45nm micro-architecture technology and FSB 1600 (O. 1-2 Chapter 1: Product introduction . Gigabit LAN.C. and delivers breakthrough advances in 3D and 2D graphics. With up to 300MB/s data transfer rate. FSB 1600 support (O. Serial ATA 3 Gb/s technology Serial ATA3. and high-speed RAID systems. Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world. With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1600(OC) MHz FSB. PCI Express x1 and x4 also outperforms PCI interface with its exceptional high bandwidth. It supports 1333MHz FSB (front-side-bus).) / 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz. The high speed PCI Express interface creates new usages on desktop PCs e.

You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing a 1. eliminates the need to open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. jack-sensing feature.R. When the system hangs due to overclocking. (CPU Parameter Recall) The C.6 Channel High Definition Audio Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC! The onboard 6-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio. ASUS MyLogo2™ Personalize your system with customizable boot logo You can convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen. ASUS EZ Flash 2 Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. and the BIOS automatically restores the CPU default setting for each parameter. enabling users to work in a distraction-free environment with minimal noise. Simply shut down and reboot the system.R. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file.2 ASUS Special features ASUS Q-Fan technology ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently and automatically adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system load and temperature.P. previously codenamed Azaliz) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking. C.R. C. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.P. retasking functions and multistreaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different destinations. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-3 . Simply launch this tool and update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS.P.3. This utility saves users the cost and hassle of buying a replacement BIOS chip.

• Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them. and/or components. P5KPL-AM/PS • Before you install or remove any component. • Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. • Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal object. peripherals. • Whenever you uninstall any component. or in soft-off mode. place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component. Onboard LED The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the system is ON. before handling components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard. such as the power supply case. SB_PWR P5KPL-AM SE ON Standy Power OFF Powered Off P5KPL-AM SE Onboard LED 1-4 Chapter 1: Product introduction . in sleep mode. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.1.4 Before you proceed Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings.

Ensure that you unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. Placement direction 1. study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. 1.1 When installing the motherboard.5.5.1.2 Place six screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard. make sure that you place it into the chassis in the correct orientation.5 Motherboard overview Before you install the motherboard. Screw holes Place this side towards the rear of the chassis P5KPL-AM SE ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-5 .

240-pin module) PS2_USBPW1-4 LAN1_USB12 Intel® G31 CHA_FAN AUDIO RTL 8102EL PCIEX16 RTM870T-954 SATA2 PCIEX1_1 P5KPL-AM SE SPEAKER ALC662 PCI1 F_PANEL SB_PWR USBPW5-8 CLRTC 8Mb BIOS CD AAFP USB78 USB56 PRI_IDE Refer to section 1. 1-6 Chapter 1: Product introduction SATA1 Super I/O Lithium Cell CMOS Power Intel® ICH7 EATXPWR 24.3cm(7. 240-pin module) VGA LGA775 USB34 DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64bit.5.6in) .10 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and internal connectors.4cm(9.3 Motherboard layout 18.2in) KBMS ATX12V CPU_FAN COM DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64bit.1.

5. 3. • The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal. or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. 2. 10. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/ transit-related.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU) The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the Intel® Core ™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 and Celeron® E1000 Series and Celeron 400 Series processors. 13. 11. • Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap. 8-pin ATX12V) LGA775 CPU Socket DDR2 DIMM slots CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN. 12. 8. • Connect the chassis fan cable to the CHA_FAN connector to ensure system stability. 7. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing. • Upon purchase of the motherboard. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-7 . 6. USB56) USB device wake-up (3-pin PS2_USBPW5-8) System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL) Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD) Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) Keyboard/mouse power (3-pin PS2_USBPW1-4) Connectors/Jumpers/Slots 1. make sure that the PnP cap is on the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. ASUS will process Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket. 3-pin CHA_FAN1) ICH7 Serial ATA connectors [red] (7-pin SATA1. 14. • Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.1. 5.4 1. Layout contents Page 1-25 1-8 1-11 1-24 1-21 1-22 1-18 1-24 1-23 1-19 1-26 1-22 1-23 1-19 ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR. 4. SATA2) IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE) Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) SPEAKER connector (4-pin) USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78. 9.

6. do not remove the PnP cap unless you are installing a CPU. PnP cap Load plate 4B 4A 3 1-8 Chapter 1: Product introduction . Lift the load plate with your thumb and forefinger to a 100º angle (4A).1 1. 4. then move it to the left (B) until it is released from the retention tab. Retention tab A B Load lever To prevent damage to the socket pins. ensure that the socket box is facing towards you and the load lever is on your left. To install a CPU: Installing the CPU Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard. Press the load lever with your thumb (A). then push the PnP cap from the load plate window to remove (4B). Lift the load lever in the direction of the arrow to a 135º angle. P5KPL-AM SE P5KPL-AM SE CPU socket 775 Before installing the CPU.1. 2. 3.

To prevent contaminating the paste. Refer to the Appendix for more information on these CPU features. ensure that you wash it off immediately. ensuring that it is spread in an even thin layer. CPU notch Gold triangle mark Alignment key 6. DO NOT eat the Thermal Interface Material. skip this step. ensuring that the gold triangle is on the bottom-left corner of the socket then fit the socket alignment key into the CPU notch. If it gets into your eyes or touches your skin. and seek professional medical help. 7. Position the CPU over the socket. Some heatsinks come with preapplied thermal paste.5. The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST) and HyperThreading Technology. Close the load plate (A). Apply several drops of Thermal Interface Material to the exposed area of the CPU that the heatsink will be in contact with. then push the load lever (B) until it snaps into the retention tab. DO NOT spread the paste with your finger directly. If so. A B ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-9 .

ensuring that the four fasteners match the holes on the motherboard. Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU. 2. When the fan and heatsink assembly is in place. ensure that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly. the package includes the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. To install the CPU heatsink and fan: 1. connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.6. 3.1. CPU_FAN CPU FAN PWM CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWR GND Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector. ensure that you use only Intel®-certified multi-directional heatsink and fan. • Your Intel® LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design and requires no tool to install.2 The Intel LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance. Push down two fasteners at a time in a diagonal sequence to secure the heatsink and fan assembly in place. • If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly. ® Installing the CPU heatsink and fan • When you buy a boxed Intel® processor. A B A B B A B A 1 1 Orient the heatsink and fan assembly such that the CPU fan cable is closest to the CPU fan connector. P5KPL-AM SE P5KPL-AM SE CPU fan connector 1-10 Chapter 1: Product introduction . Ensure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately.

7.3 Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan A B B To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan: 1.1. 2. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the connector on the motherboard.7 1. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets: DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 P5KPL-AM SE P5KPL-AM SE 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets Channel Channel A Channel B Sockets DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-11 . A B A B A 4. Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.1 System memory Overview The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets. Rotate each fastener counterclockwise. 1.6. Pull up two fasteners at a time in a diagonal sequence to disengage the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard. 3.

1.7.2

You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB and 2 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR2 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
• You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation. • Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor. • Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS, when you install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you install a 64-bit Windows OS when having 4GB or more memory installed on the motherboard. • This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128 Mb chips.

Memory configurations

Notes on memory limitations • This motherboard only supports up to 4GB on Windows® XP x 64 and Vista x 64 editions. You may install up to 2GB DIMMs on each slot. Install only DDR2 800 and DDR2 667 2GB DIMMs.
Windows® XP Windows® Vista 32-bit 64-bit Windows® XP x 64 Edition Windows® Vista x 64 Edition

• Some old-version DDR2-800 DIMMs may not match Intel® On-Die-Termination (ODT) requirement and will automatically downgrade to run at DDR-667. If this happens, contact your memory vendor to check to ODT value.

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Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR2 667 Qualified Vendors List
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PC6400 TMS1GB264C081-805EP takeMS takeMS Veritech Veritech UMAX VERITECH GTU01GHLTXX4EG N/A N/A 5 DDR2 1066 Qualified Vendors List Size 512MB 512MB 1G 1G 1G 1G 1G 1G 1G 1G 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB Vendor Kingston Kingston Kingston Apacer Apacer Model KHX8500D2/512 KHX8500D2K2/1GN KHX8500D2K2/2GN 78.Double .9L5 78.0AG9S.5P0710 MS18T51280-2.asus.BN4 CL N/A N/A N/A 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 N/A N/A N/A Brand Kingston Kingston Kingston Apacer Apacer SS/DS SS SS SS SS DS DS DS SS SS DS DS DS DS SS Component Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package 6QD22D9GCT DIMM support A* • • • • • • • • • • • • • • B* • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Corsair Corsair ADATA ADATA CM2X1024-8500C5 CM2X1024-8500C5D N/A Corsair Corsair ADATA ADATA M2OMIDG3H3160INC5Z M2OMIDG314720INC5Z AENEON AXT660UD00-19DC97X AENEON AXT760UD00-19DC97X OCZ OCZ OCZ2N1066SR2DK OCZ2N10662GK EP512D21066PS AENEON AENEON OCZ OCZ Kingbox Micron Visit the ASUS website at (www.sided DIMM support: • A*: Supports one module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory configuration.9AG9S.DDR2. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-15 .Single-sided / DS . • B*: Supports one pair of modules inserted into the yellow slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.Size 1G 1G 1G 1G 1G 1G 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB Vendor PSC AENEON AENEON SIS SIS Model AL7E8E63B-8E1K AET660UD00-25DB98X AET760UD00-25DB97X SLY264M8-JGE-3 SLY264M8-JGE-3 CL 5 5 N/A N/A N/A 5 5 Brand PSC AENEON AENEON SIS SIS SS/DS DS SS SS SS SS DS DS DS DS DS Component A3R12E3HEF641B9A05 AET93F25DB 0621 AET93R25DB 0640 DIMM support A* • • • • • • • • • • B* • • • • • • • • • • DDRII6408-8E 7212 DDRII6408-8E 7301 MS18T51280-2.5P0716 VTD264M8PC4G03A169045648 VTD264M8PC4G03A169045648 U2S12D30TP-8E TAKEMS TAKEMS TMS51B264C081-805EP VERITECH GTU512HLTXX4EG UMAX 1GB. SS .com) for the latest QVL.

Press the retaining clips outward to unlock a DDR2 DIMM socket. Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the socket. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force. 1 Unlocked retaining clip DDR2 DIMM notch 2 1 A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. 3 Locked Retaining Clip 1. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components. 2. DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.7.7. To remove a DIMM: Removing a DIMM 2 Simultaneously press the retaining clips outward to unlock the DIMM. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.4 1. 3. 2. Chapter 1: Product introduction . 1 DDR2 DIMM notch Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. 1-16 Remove the DIMM from the socket.3 Installing a DIMM Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. To install a DIMM: 1.1.

ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Configuring an expansion card 1.8 Expansion slots In the future. read the documentation that came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card. 1. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. you may need to install expansion cards. PCI slots PCI Express x1 slots PCI Express x16 slot ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-17 .8. To install an expansion card: Installing an expansion card Before installing the expansion card. 6. This motherboard supports a PCI Express x16 graphics card that complies with the PCI Express specifications.8. This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards.8. Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup. configure it by adjusting the software settings. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis). When using PCI cards on shared slots. Refer to the tables on the next page. SCSI card.8.8. After installing the expansion card. 5. Keep the screw for later use. Refer to the table on the next page for details. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings. Otherwise. Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier. 4. if any. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.3 1.2 1. USB card.4 1. 2. 3. 1. 3.1. and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. Assign an IRQ to the card. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.1 1. 2. conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups.5 The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card. Replace the system cover. making the system unstable and the card inoperable. Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. SCSI cards and other cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications.

R. 2. Except when clearing the RTC RAM. reinstall the battery. 5. This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the power cord before rebooting the system. 3. • Due to the chipset limitation.) feature. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data. 1-18 Chapter 1: Product introduction .R. 6. then move the cap back to pins 1-2. After the CMOS clearance. time. You can clear the CMOS memory of date. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure! Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC) Jumpers CLRTC 1 2 2 3 P5KPL-AM SE Normal (Default) Clear RTC P5KPL-AM SE Clear RTC RAM • If the steps above do not help. use the CPU Parameter Recall (C. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord. Reinstall the battery. AC power off is required before you use the C. • You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking.1. never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default position. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer. remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS.P. For system failure due to overclocking. Shut down and reboot the system. function. then the BIOS automatically resets the parameter settings to default values.P. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. To erase the RTC RAM: 1. Remove the onboard battery. 4. which include system setup information such as system •words.9 1. and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data.

When you set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB). clicking the mouse. Keyboard/mouse power (3-pin PS2_USBPW1-4) PS2_USBPW1-4 1 2 2 3 P5KPL-AM SE +5V (Default) +5VSB P5KPL-AM SE Keyboard Power Setting 3. or using a USB device. you can wake up the computer by pressing a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar). USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW5-8) Set this to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU stopped. Otherwise. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU. DRAM in slow refresh.2. the system would not power up. system running in low power mode) using the connected USB devices. • The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode. USBPW5-8 1 P5KPL-AM SE 2 2 3 +5V (Default) +5VSB P5KPL-AM SE USB Device Wake Up • The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for the USB port. The USBPW56 jumper is for the rear USB ports. This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. and a corresponding setting in the BIOS. power supply in reduced power mode). ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-19 . DRAM refreshed. This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard/mouse and USB port 5-6 wake-up feature.

4. 6. ACT/LINK LED SPEED LED LAN port LED indications ACT LED Status OFF Blink Blink Description No link Data activity Data activity Status OFF OFF Orange Speed LED Description No link 10M 100M LAN port 3.0 devices. 7. This port connects the tape. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications. Supported by Realtek 10/100 LAN controller. In a 6-channel configuration. USB 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2. Line In port (light blue). This port connects a headphone or a speaker.0 devices. In 4-channel and 6-channel configurations. Line Out port (lime).1 1 Connectors Rear panel connectors 2 3 4 10 1. the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out. Microphone port (pink). LAN (RJ-45) port. 1-20 Chapter 1: Product introduction .0 ports 3 and 4. the function of this port becomes Center/Bass. or other audio sources. 5. DVD player. this port allows 10/100 connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.10 1. This port connects a microphone.1.10. 9 8 7 6 5 PS/2 mouse port (green). 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2. USB 2. CD. This port is for a PS/2 mouse.0 ports 1 and 2.

You may also connect the right-angle side of SATA cable to the onboard SATA port to avoid mechanical conflict with huge graphics cards. SATA2) Internal connectors These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGAcompatible devices. SATA2 GND RSATA_TXN2 RSATA_TXP2 GND RSATA_RXN2 RSATA_RXP2 GND SATA1 GND RSATA_TXN2 RSATA_TXP1 GND RSATA_RXN1 RSATA_RXP1 GND P5KPL-AM SE P5KPL-AM SE SATA connectors (ICH10R®) right angle side Connect the right-angle side of SATA signal cable to SATA device. Serial port. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-21 . Video Graphics Adapter port. This 9-pin COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.8. 1. ICH7 Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1. This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.2 1. 9.10. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). 10.

• Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices. or MPEG card. black. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE connector. The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal cable. PRI_IDE If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select. P5KPL-AM SE IDE connector 3. CD Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD) PIN1 P5KPL-AM SE P5KPL-AM SE Internal audio connector 1-22 Right Audio Channel GND GND Left Audio Channel Chapter 1: Product introduction . then select one of the following modes to configure your device.2. TV tuner. These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM. This prevents incorrect insertion when you connect the IDE cable. Driver Jumper setting Single device Two devices Cable-Selected or Master Cable-Select Master Slave Mode of device(s) Master Slave Master Slave Cable connector Black Black Gray Black or gray IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE) • Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the Ultra DMA cable connector. There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal cable: blue.” ensure that all other device jumpers have the same setting. and gray. P5KPL-AM SE NOTE:Orient the red markings on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1.

This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either HD Audio or legacy AC’97 audio standard.0 connectors Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. and then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports front panel USB ports. These USB connectors comply with USB 2. 5. Connect the USB module cable to any of these connectors. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE MIC2 MICPWR Line out_R NC Line out_L NC 1-23 . this connector is set to [HD Audio]. GND PRESENCE# SENSE1_RETUR SENSE2_RETUR Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) AGND NC NC PIN 1 USB+5V USB_P5USB_P5+ GND USB+5V USB_P6USB_P6+ GND NC AAFP PIN 1 P5KPL-AM SE HD-audio-compliant pin definition PORT1 L PORT1 R PORT2 R SENSE_SEND PORT1 L Legacy AC’97 compliant definition P5KPL-AM SE Analog franel connector • We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability. USB78) USB+5V USB_P8USB_P8+ GND NC USB78 P5KPL-AM SE PIN 1 USB56 USB+5V USB_P7USB_P7+ GND PIN 1 P5KPL-AM SE USB2. • If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector. blue) first. then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. The USB module cable is purchased separately. set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio]. By default.4. These connectors are for USB 2. Doing so will damage the motherboard! You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56. set the item to [AC97].0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.0 ports. if you want to connect an AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector.

Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER) SPEAKER +5V GND GND Speaker Out P5KPL-AM SE PIN 1 P5KPL-AM SE Speaker Out Connector 1-24 Chapter 1: Product introduction .) at +12V. This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. chassis.) or a total of 1 A ~ 7 A (84 W max. 7. ensuring that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector. CPU. power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard.6. Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors! CPU_FAN CPU FAN PWM CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWR GND CHA_FAN P5KPL-AM SE Rotation +12V GND P5KPL-AM SE fan connectors Only the CPU_FAN connector support the ASUS Advanced Q-Fan feature. Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. 3-pin CHA_FAN) The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24 W max.

4-pin ATX12V) EATXPWR +3 Volts +12 Volts +12 Volts +5V Standby Power OK GND +5 Volts GND +5 Volts GND +3 Volts +3 Volts PIN 1 PIN 1 P5KPL-AM SE GND +5 Volts +5 Volts +5 Volts -5 Volts GND GND GND PSON# GND -12 Volts +3 Volts P5KPL-AM SE ATX power connectors • For a fully configured system. • The ATX 12 V Specification 2. Otherwise. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs.8. ATX12V +12V DC +12V DC ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR.0-compliant (400W) PSU has been tested to support the motherboard power requirements with the following configuration: CPU: Intel® Pentium® Extreme 3. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit. the system will not boot.73GHz Memory: 512 MB DDR2 (x4) Graphics card: ASUS EAX1900XT Parallel ATA device: IDE hard disk drive Serial ATA device: SATA hard disk drive (x2) Optical drive: DVD-RW ASUS P5KPL-AM SE GND GND 1-25 . • We recommended that you use a PSU with a higher power output when configuring a system with more power-consuming devices.0 (or later version) and provides a minimum power of 400 W. • Do not forget to connect the 4-pin EATX12V power plug. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. we recommend that you use a power supply unit (PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.

• Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin +HDLED) This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power. Pressing the power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD. and blinks when the system is in sleep mode. • ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRBTN) This connector is for the system power button. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector.9. 1-26 IDE_LED+ IDE_LEDGround Reset RESET PLED+ PLEDPWR GND Chapter 1: Product introduction . • Reset button (2-pin RESET) This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF. PWR LED PWR BTN F_PANEL PIN 1 P5KPL-AM SE HD_LED P5KPL-AM SE System panel connector • System power LED (2-pin PWRLED) This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable to this connector.

1 Software support Installing an operating system This motherboard supports Windows® XP/Vista Operating Systems (OS).1. Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware. browse the contents of the Support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP. Click an icon to display Support DVD/ motherboard information Click an item to install If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer.EXE to run the DVD. Use the setup procedures presented in this section for reference only. • Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features. Double-click the ASSETUP. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.11. 1. Support DVD information To run the Support DVD Place the Support DVD to the optical drive.2 The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers.11. • Ensure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed information. software applications.11 1. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 1-27 .EXE from the BIN folder.

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Installing ASUS Update To install ASUS Update: 1. The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system. 2. 4. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-1 . The Drivers menu appears.1 The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage.) ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities. The ASUS Update utility allows you to: • Save the current BIOS file • • • • Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file View the BIOS version information.) ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk. ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). save.Chapter 2 BIOS information 2. then click Install ASUS Update. ASUS Update utility Update the BIOS directly from the Internet. and This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package. USB flash disk or the motherboard support DVD when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.1 1. 2. 3. Click the Utilities tab. Place the support DVD in the optical drive.) ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy disk.) The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup. Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility. Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk or a USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future.1. and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities. 3. Managing and updating your BIOS ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a floppy disk or USB flash disk. 2.

then click Next.1. Always update the utility to avail all its features. d. Windows® XP environment Windows® Vista environment b. From the Windows® desktop. At the DOS prompt. From the FTP site. high density 1. Click Start from the Windows® desktop. 3. then click Open. 2-2 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . c. 3. 2. e. then click Next. 5. DOS environment Do any one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk. Creating a bootable floppy disk Insert a 1. 2. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.2 a. Locate the BIOS file from the Open window. then click Start. a. 4. click Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. click Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate.44MB floppy disk into the drive. then select My Computer. Select Update BIOS from the Internet from the drop-down menu. b. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. Click File from the menu. 2.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. 1. or click Auto Select then click Next. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic. Insert a 1. b. then select Computer. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy Disk window appears. The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Insert a formatted. select the BIOS version that you wish to download then click Next. 4. From the Windows® desktop. Click from the Windows® desktop. type format A:/S then press <Enter>. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field. then select Format.Updating the BIOS through the Internet To update the BIOS through the Internet: 1. Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file To update the BIOS through a BIOS file: 1. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process. a. Select Update BIOS from a file from the drop-down menu.

asus.3 The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS-based utility. e. Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following. The EZ Flash 2 utility is built in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the PowerOn Self Tests (POST). Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3. You can launch the EZ Flash 2 in two ways: (1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk drive or the USB port. EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update process and automatically reboots the system when done. Click Start. 4. Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy disk. 3. 2. When the correct BIOS file is found. 2. or floppy disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only. then restart the system. • Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure! ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-3 . Then press <Enter>. Visit the ASUS website at www. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash 2 and press <Enter> to enable it. d.1. 2. Right-click Floppy Disk Drive then click Format to display the Format 3 1/2 Floppy dialog box. • This function can support devices such as USB flash disk. To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2: 1.c. Select the Create an MS-DOS startup disk check box.25 FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005 Current ROM BOARD: P5KPL-AM SE VER: 0309 (H:00 B:01) DATE: 09/28/2008 PATH: A:\ A: Update ROM BOARD: Unknown VER: Unknown DATE: Unknown ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility Note [Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch [Up/Down/Home/End] Move [B] Backup [V] Drive Info [ESC] Exit (2) Enter BIOS setup program. You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file is found.

4 The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file.asus. AFUDOS utility Copying the current BIOS To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility: • Ensure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least 1024KB free space to save the file.exe) from the motherboard support DVD to a bootable floppy disk.rom Main filename Extension name then press <Enter> to copy the current BIOS file to the floppy disk. A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.exe) from the motherboard support DVD to a bootable floppy disk. 2-4 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file. Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos. 1. 3. 2. To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility: Visit the ASUS website (at www.2. • The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk. We recommend that you write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. 2.com) and download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard. At the prompt key in afudos /o[filename] where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename of not more than eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric characters for the extension name. The actual BIOS screen displays may not be the same as shown. 4. 3. Boot the system in DOS mode. Updating the BIOS file 1.1. You will need to key in the exact BIOS filename at the DOS prompt later. Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos. Boot the system in DOS mode. This utility also allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.

. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk: 1... You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.. 2.24BB)) Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends. • Prepare the motherboard support DVD. • Always connect the SATA cable to the SATA1 / SATA 2 connector. this utility will not function when you use a PATA optical drive... done Reading flash . Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy disk drive. All rights reserved. the floppy disk or the USB flash disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.. A:\>afudos /iP5KPLAMS. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-5 .Version 1..1.. The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed... Inc. Otherwise. Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure! 5. done Please restart your computer A:\> 2. A:\>afudos /iP5KPLAMS... a floppy disk or a USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file..4. done Verifying flash ... • For the P5KPL-AM SE motherboard. done Writing flash . WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS Reading file . the utility will not function. Turn on the system..ROM then press <Enter>. Erasing flash .....11.....ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility ..19(ASUS V2.5 The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. done Advance Check .. At the prompt key in afudos /i[filename] where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file in the bootable floppy disk..07(03..

.. the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.. Starting BIOS recovery. Starting BIOS recovery. Chapter 2: BIOS setup Insert a USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the USB port. Turn on the system. Completed..ROM”. Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash disk To recover the BIOS from a USB flash disk: 1.. the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the DVD for the BIOS file. Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive. If no floppy disk is found.... 3.. Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process. 2. Completed.. Checking for floppy. Floppy found! Reading file “P5KPLAMS. the utility automatically checks the optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file...com) to download the latest BIOS file. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.. Bad BIOS checksum.. The utility then updates the corrupted BIOS file. Bad BIOS checksum. Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.. Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery. Bad BIOS checksum. Checking for floppy... Recovering the BIOS from the support DVD To recover the BIOS from the support DVD: 1.3. 2-6 . The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file When found. When found.ROM”. Start flashing.. Visit the ASUS website (at www.... Starting BIOS recovery. DVD-ROM found! Reading file “P5KPLAMS. Checking for floppy. The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.. Floppy not found! Checking for DVD-ROM. 3. Start flashing. Checking for floppy. 4. 2. DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause system boot failure! 4.asus. Turn on the system.

asus. Press the reset button on the system chassis. the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program.” Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard. you can enable the security password feature or change the power management settings.2 BIOS setup program This motherboard supports a programmable Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) chip that you can update using the provided utility described in section “2. • The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions to ensure optimum performance.4. reconfiguring your system. Being a menu-driven program. or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from a running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. • The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only. The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS settings.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard. Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process. reset button. it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-7 . • Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3.1 Managing and updating your BIOS. you can change the configuration of your computer in the future. • Visit the ASUS website at www. When you start up the computer. Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. See section 2. load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Setups Default item under the Exit Menu. Using the power button. If you wish to enter Setup after POST. The SPI chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. POST continues with its test routines.8 Exit Menu. • • • Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously. Otherwise. or prompted to “Run Setup. We recommend to always shut-down the system properly from the operating system. reboot the system by doing any of the following procedures: • Restart using the OS standard shut-down procedure. 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 SPI chip. Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program. Press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility.” This section explains how to configure your system using this utility. For example. The device size should be smaller than 8GB. • DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause system boot failure! 2.

1 BIOS menu screen Menu bar Advanced Power Menu items Main Configuration fields BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit [14:14:35] [Wed 04/16/2008] General help System Time System Date Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave SATA 1 SATA 2 Storage Configuration System Information Use [ENTER]. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings. Advanced Power Boot Tools Exit Menu bar To select an item on the menu bar.2 Main The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items: 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 configuring options for special functions For selecting the exit options and loading default settings. Sub-menu items Navigation keys 2. American Megatrends. Navigation keys 2-8 Chapter 2: BIOS setup .61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008. Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another. Inc.2.2. press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the desired item is highlighted. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time. [Not [Not [Not [Not Detected] Detected] Detected] Detected] +Tab F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Field Select Field General Help Save and Exit Exit v02. 2.2.2. [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field.3 At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that particular menu.

To change the value of a field.configurable.2.6 A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a sub-menu.5 2. Advanced. If an item is user. The other items (Ai Tweaker.2.2. Inc. [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. Scroll bar +Tab F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Field Select Field General Help Save and Exit Exit v02. Menu items Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit [14:14:35] [Wed 04/16/2008] [Not [Not [Not [Not Detected] Detected] Detected] Detected] Use [ENTER]. A m e r i c a n Megatrends.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008. Sub-menu items Configuration fields 2. you can change the value of the field opposite the item. Refer to 2. System Time System Date Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave SATA 1 SATA 2 Storage Configuration System Information +Tab F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Field Select Field General Help Save and Exit Exit v02. General help ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-9 . [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. 2. For example.2. American Megatrends.2.7 Pop-up window. Power. select the item and press <Enter>.8 A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on the screen.7 Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration options for that item.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008. Main menu items 2. You cannot select an item that is not userconfigurable. select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.2. Boot. Pop-up window Scroll bar 2. and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items.0 support ACPI APIC support APM Configuration Hardware Monitor Use [ENTER].4 The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. Use [+] or [-] to configure system Time.2. To display the sub-menu. A configurable field is enclosed in brackets.9 At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. Use [+] or [-] to configure system Time. Inc. These fields show the values for the menu items. Pop-up window Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit [Auto] [Disabled] Options [Enabled] Disabled Enabled Suspend Mode ACPI 2. selecting Main shows the Main menu items. Press the <Up> / <Down> arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen. and is highlighted when selected.2.

3. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive.2 2. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the appropriate IDE device type. These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system. Type [Auto] Selects the type of IDE drive. PIO Mode. Main menu Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit [14:14:35] [Wed 04/16/2008] [Not [Not [Not [Not Detected] Detected] Detected] Detected] Use [ENTER].1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them. LS-120. The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device. Refer to section 2. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD] LBA/Large Mode [Auto] Enables or disables the LBA mode. [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. While entering Setup. and SMART monitoring). Async DMA. 2.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008. Select a device item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.3. the Main menu screen appears. LBA Mode.3 Allows you to set the system time. Vendor. American Megatrends. These values are not user-configurable. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. System Time System Date Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave SATA 1 SATA 2 Storage Configuration System Information +Tab F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Field Select Field General Help Save and Exit Exit v02. Size. Ultra DMA. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP.3 When you enter the BIOS Setup program. or MO drive. System Time [xx:xx:xx] System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] Primary IDE Master/Slave Allows you to set the system date.1 2.2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] 2-10 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if the device supports this mode.3. Inc. and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA mode disabled. giving you an overview of the basic system information. Block Mode. the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices.2. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time.

Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] DMA Mode [Auto] Selects the DMA mode. and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA mode disabled. When set to [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] Selects the PIO mode. and Reporting Technology. Analysis. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if the device supports this mode.3. the data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] LBA/Large Mode [Auto] Enables or disables the LBA mode. When set to [Disabled]. the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.3. Configuration options: [Auto] SMART Monitoring [Auto] Sets the Smart Monitoring. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] Block (Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto] Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] DMA Mode [Auto] Selects the DMA mode. Analysis. When set to Auto. the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] 32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled] 2. and Reporting Technology. When set to Auto. Storage Configuration ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-11 .Block (Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto] Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the SATA devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you want to configure the item.4 SATA 1 and SATA 2 Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.5 Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. the data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] 32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled] 2. Configuration options: [Auto] SMART Monitoring [Auto] Sets the Smart Monitoring. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] Selects the PIO mode.

Advanced menu JumperFree Configuration USB Configuration CPU Configuration Chipset Onboard Devices Configuration PCIPnP Adjust system frequency/voltage Enter F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Go to Sub-screen General Help Save and Exit Exit 2.1 JumperFree Configuration 2-12 Chapter 2: BIOS setup .ATA/IDE Configuration [Enhanced] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced] IDE Detect Time Out [35] Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA] Configuration options: [S-ATA+P-ATA] [S-ATA] [P-ATA] Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.4 The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices. System Memory Displays the auto-detected system memory. The BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.6 This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications.4. 2. System Information Bios Information Processor Displays the auto-detected BIOS information. Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.3. Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35] 2. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.

Select either one of the preset overclocking configuration options: Manual . Configuration options (for 1600MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [800MHz] [960MHz] [1000MHz] [1200MHz] Configuration options (for 1333MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [667MHz] [800 MHz] [1000 MHz] [1100MHz] Configuration options (for 1066MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [667MHz] [800 MHz] [1066 MHz] Configuration options (for 800MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [667MHz] [800 MHz] Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens.loads the optimal settings for the system. Auto . You can also type the desired CPU frequency using the numeric keypad. revert to the default setting. Overclock Options [Overclock 5%] Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal frequency.loads overclock (overclocking 5%) with spread spectrum. The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS.25V] VTT_CPU Over Voltage [Auto] Manually set FSB Termination Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.AI Overclocking [Auto] Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal frequency.allows you to individually set overclocking parameters. 1. CPU Frequency [xxx] Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI bus.2V] [1. Overclock Profile .80V] [2.8V Dual Over Voltage [Auto] Manually set memory voltage or set to Auto for safe mode. The following item appears only when you set the AI Overclocking item to [Overclock Profile].loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for stability when overclocking.00V] [2. The values range from 133 to 600. Configuration options: [Auto] [1. Configuration options: [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%] [Overclock 20%] [Overclock 30%] DRAM Frequency [Auto] Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side Bus and CPU External Frequency settings. Configuration options: [Auto] [1. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the CPU frequency.3V] ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-13 . Test Mode . The following item appears only when you set the AI Overclocking item to [Manual].

Setting to [Auto] allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. Key in ratio numbers directly. Configuration options: [Auto] [1.0 controller.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed] Allows you to set the USB 2. This item appears only when you enable the USB 2. Configuration options: [Auto] [1. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options. the item shows None.Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] USB 2. Configuration options: [FullSpeed ] [HiSpeed ] 2.3 The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically detects. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] USB 2.25V] [1.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or FullSpeed (12 Mbps). the USB controller legacy mode is enabled.4V] 1. then the actual and set values may differ.6V] 2.5V Over Voltage [Auto] Manually set ICH Chipset Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode. The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected values. If an invalid ratio is set in CMOS.25V Over Voltage [Auto] Manually set MCH Chipset Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.2 The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. 2-14 Chapter 2: BIOS setup .5V] [1.4.4.1. CPU Configuration CPU Ratio Setting [Auto] Sets the ration between CPU core clock and the FSB frequency.0 Controller item. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. If no USB device is detected. USB Configuration USB Functions [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the USB functions. the legacy USB support is disabled. If detected. If no USB device is detected.0 Controller [Enabled] Legacy USB Support [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.

Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] 2. Set this item to [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled. When enabled. Enable this option only when you install 64-bit operating system. 8MB] Allows you to select the amout of system memory used by the Interanal graphics device. 1MB] [Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled] Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI] Allows you to enable or disable configurating DRAM Timing by SPD. a CPU overheating protection function. When set to [Enabled]. 8MB] ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-15 . Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Vanderpool Technology [Enabled] Enable this item when the processor supports Vanderpool technology. the CPU core frequency and voltage is reduced when the CPU is overheats.4. Configuration options: [IGD] [PCI/IGD] [PCI/PEG] [PEG/IGD] [PEG/PCI] Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Intel® SpeedStep® Technology [Enabled] Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology.C1É Support [Enabled] Enable this item and users can configure the “Enhanced Halt State” function. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. Chipset North Bridge Configuration Memory Remap Feature [Enabled] Allows you to enabled or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI memory above the total physical memory. Users need to reset the computer to change the configuration of this item. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled] Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support CPUs with extended CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] CPU TM function [Enabled] Enables or disables Intel® CPU Thermal Monitor (TM2) function. you can adjust the system power settings in the operating system to use the EIST feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Execute Disable Bit [Enabled] Allows you to Enable/disable Execute Disable Function.4 The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options: [Azalia] [All Disabled] Allows you to select the front panel support type. and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices. Configuration options: [128MB] [256MB] [Maximum DVMT] South Bridge Configuration Audio Controller [Azalia] Allows you to set the audio controller.PEG Port Configuration PEG Force x1 [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the PEG Forec x 1. Configuration options: [No] [Yes] 2-16 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3] 2. BIOS configures all the devices in the system. the operating system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices. This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set to Enabled. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio] Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio] 2.4. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Video Function Configuration DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode] DVMT/FIXED Memory [256MB] Allows you to select the DVMT Mode.5 Onboard Devices Configuration Onboard PCIE 10/100M LAN [Enabled] LAN Option ROM [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. When set to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the boot ROM in the onboard LAN controller. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. If High Definition Audio Front Panel used. Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Configuration options: [Fixed Mode] [DVMT Mode] Allows you to select the amount of the DVMT/FIXED Memory. PCI PnP Plug and Play O/S [No] When set to [No].4.6 The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices. please set HD Audio mode.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ACPI 2. [S3 Only] . Suspend Mode [Auto] 2. When signaled by a wake-up device or event.Enables the system to enter the ACPI S1 (Power on Suspend) sleep state.1 Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state to be used for system suspend.PCI Latency Timer [64] Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency timer register.5. BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for an IRQ. Configuration options: [Yes] [No] Palette Snooping [Disabled] When set to [Enabled]. When set to [No].2 Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 2. 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 Power menu The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Power Management (APM).5. the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices. In S1 sleep state. In S3 sleep state. BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even if requested. the system resumes to its working state exactly where it was left off. [Auto] .Enables the system to enter the ACPI S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state (default). Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit Select the ACPI state used for System Suspend. The system can be resumed at any time. the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248] Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes] When set to [Yes]. Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto] [S1(POS) Only] . Suspend Mode ACPI 2. the system appears to be off and consumes less power than in the S1 state.0 specifications. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved] 2.0 Support [Disabled] ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-17 . Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device] When set to [PCI Device]. the system appears suspended and stays in a low power mode. When set to [Reserved]. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.Detected by OS.0 Support ACPI APIC Support APM Configuration Hardware Monitor [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] 2.

whatever the system state was before the AC power loss. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key] Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled] When set to [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] 2.4 APM Configuration Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off] When set to Power Off. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures. When set to Enabled.5.5.5. Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State] Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled] Disable/Enable RTC to generate a wake event. When set to Last State.3 Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2. the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. When set to Power On. the system goes on after an AC power loss.5 Hardware Monitor CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU temperatures. Power On By External Modems [Disabled] Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled] Disable/Enable RI to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Disable/Enable PME to generate a wake event. connection cannot be made on the first try. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on the system. 2-18 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . the system goes into either off or on state. the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.2. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system power on. Thus. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled] Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled] Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.

If the fan is not connected to the motherboard. Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit Specifies the Boot Device Priority sequence.1 Boot Device Priority 1st ~ xxth Boot Device These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.] [ATAPI CD-ROM] [Disabled] ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-19 . 12V Voltage The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators.MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard temperatures. A virtual floppy disk drive (Floppy Drive B:) may appear when you set the CD-ROM drive as the first boot device. the field shows N/A. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.6. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the chassis. 5V Voltage.6 Boot menu The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. VCORE Voltage. the specific field shows N/A. 2. CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Q-Fan control. Configuration options: [Hard Drive] [Removable Dev. Boot Device Priority Boot Settings Configuration Security 2. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed. 3. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures. CPU Fan Speed (RPM) [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM).3V Voltage. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Full Screen Logo [Enabled] This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled] When set to Enabled. The Supervisor Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed.6. Security Change Supervisor Password Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19. 2.2. AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Bootup Num-Lock [On] Sets the display mode for option ROM. the system displays the message Press DEL to run Setup during POST. 2-20 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . this item shows Installed. then press <Enter>. type a password composed of at least six letters or numbers. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] When set to [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Off] [On] PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current] Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. When set to [Disabled]. After you set a password. BIOS performs all the POST items. To set a Supervisor Password: 1. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled] Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled] When set to [Enabled]. Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>. the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error occurs. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.3 The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.6. From the password box.2 Boot Settings Configuration 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] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.

prevents user access to the Setup utility. follow the same steps in setting a supervisor password. select the Change Supervisor Password then press <Enter>. The message Password Installed appears after you set your password successfully. User Access Level [Full Access] This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items. Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access] [No Access] . After you set a password. From the password box. Clear User Password Select this item to clear the user password. BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility. To change the user password. Password Check [Setup] When set to [Setup]. Change User Password Select this item to set or change the user password.9 Jumpers for information on how to erase the RTC RAM. To change the supervisor password. The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. To set a User Password: 1. To clear the supervisor password. The message Password uninstalled appears. you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. [Full Access] . the other items appear to allow you to change other security settings. See section 1. [Limited] . The message Password Installed appears after you successfully set your password.allows access but does not allow change to any field. follow the same steps in setting a user password. 2. If you forget your BIOS password. then press <Enter>.allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility. After you have set a supervisor password. Confirm the password when prompted. When set to [Always]. this item shows Installed. type a password composed of at least six letters and/or numbers. [View Only] .3. BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the system. Confirm the password when prompted.allows changes only to selected fields. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always] ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-21 . such as Date and Time. Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>. 3.

Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit Exit Options Exit & Save Changes Exit & Discard Changes Discard Changes Load Setup Defaults Exit system setup after saving the changes. Please see section 2.2 AI NET 2 Check Realtek LAN cable [Disabled] Enables or disables checking of the Realtek LAN cable during the Power-On Self-Test (POST).7. F10 key can be used for this operation. Select one of the options from this Select Item menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.1. Select Screen Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.1 Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2.3 for details. Main Advanced Power BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Tools Exit Press ENTER to run the utility to select and update BIOS. Enter Go to Sub-screen F1 F10 ESC General Help Save and Exit Exit 2-22 Chapter 2: BIOS setup .NTFS format ASUS EZ Flash 2 AI NET 2 2. then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. ASUS EZ Flash 2 2.7 Tools menu The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions.2.8 Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items. When you press <Enter>. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2. a confirmation message appears. This utility doesn't support : 1. and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.7. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No].

Select OK to discard any changes and load the previously saved values. Select OK to save changes and exit. Discard Changes This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously saved values. ASUS P5KPL-AM SE 2-23 . a confirmation window appears. a confirmation window appears. the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting. Load Setup Defaults This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. After selecting this option. When you select this option. a confirmation appears. Exit & Discard Changes Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the Setup program. When you select this option or if you press <F5>. Select OK to load default values.Exit & Save Changes Once you are finished making your selections. System Time. An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned off. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM. and Password. If you made changes to fields other than System Date. choose this option from the Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.

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