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P5GC-TVM SE/S

Motherboard

E3193 First Edition May 2007

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Contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi Safety information ..............................................................................vii About this guide .................................................................................viii Typography ......................................................................................... ix P5GC-TVM SE/S specifications summary ............................................. x

Chapter1: Product introduction
1.1 1.2 Before you proceed ..................................................................2 Motherboard overview ..............................................................3 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.2.3 1.3 1.3.1 1.3.2 1.3.3 1.4 1.4.1 1.4.2 1.4.3 1.4.4 1.4.5 1.5 1.5.1 1.5.2 1.5.3 1.5.4 1.5.6 1.5.5 1.6 1.7 Placement direction ....................................................3 Screw holes .................................................................3 Motherboard layout ....................................................4 Installling the CPU .......................................................5 Installling the CPU heatsink and fan ............................8 Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan.......................10 Overview ...................................................................12 Memory configurations .............................................12 DDR2 Qualified Vendors List .....................................13 Installing a DIMM .......................................................16 Removing a DIMM ......................................................16 Installing an expansion card ......................................17 Configuring an expansion card ..................................17 Interrupt assignments ...............................................18 PCI slots ....................................................................19 PCI Express x1 .........................................................19 PCI Express x16 ........................................................19

Central Processing Unit (CPU) ..................................................5

System memory......................................................................12

Expansion slots .......................................................................17

Jumpers ..................................................................................20 Connectors .............................................................................21 1.7.1 1.7.2 Rear panel connectors ..............................................21 Internal connectors ...................................................23

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.......................2...............................2..........6 ASUS Update utility ........................22 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No] .................9 2..........................17 Chipset .........5......10 Menu bar .........16 CPU Configuration ...5 2..............15 USB Configuration .....4......3......................................12 Advanced menu .................4 2.........6 2......8 2...............11 Configuration fields ......... Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave ..............16 Power menu .......3 Creating a bootable floppy disk ........7 BIOS menu screen .5 in........2 2....7 2.......................5 2....................13 IDE Configuration .......22 iv ......5.....2 2.........22 BIOS setup program ...11 Scroll bar .......................................1.................11 General help ..............5 2.....2.........3...........................................................................2.4 2........3 2.....6 2..................1 2.........Contents Chapter2: BIOS setup 2...............................1 2............................1........1....] ......................2 ASUS EZ Flash utility ........................2 2....10 Navigation keys.4 2.................................5................0 Support [No] ...4............... 3.........21 Suspend Mode [Auto] .............5 2.............................2...............................................1 Managing and updating your BIOS ..................2...19 PCI PnP ...4..........12 Legacy Diskette A [1...................................................3 2......................................2 2..........................................2......1.......................2................3.....4.3 2............................5 2.....................3 2.....11 Sub-menu items ...............................14 System Information.............................................................................1 2..........1 5...........4 2..........2 2.......9 Main menu...................2 2....3 AFUDOS utility ..........4..........................................................18 Onboard Devices Configuration.................................12 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]................11 System Time [xx:xx:xx] ............2.....1 2...........22 ACPI 2....................................................1............3..3...........4 2..............3....................................10 Menu items ..............................................11 Pop-up window ................2 2..44M.....................................................................................4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ..............3 2...12 Primary...................................

..7 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] .......6...........6....................Contents 2........................27 Security ...................6 2............6 2....................5.............................................27 Boot Settings Configuration .....................................5..............29 Boot menu ............23 Hardware Monitor...........31 v ..................................4 2.....3 2...25 Boot Device Priority ...................................5.............................22 APM Configuration .6...........27 Exit menu .................................................................5 2..........2 2...........................1 2.................

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

humidity. • Before using the product. • Avoid dust. Operation safety • Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it. do not try to fix it by yourself. • If you encounter technical problems with the product. disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device. screws. ensure that all power cables are unplugged. sockets and circuitry. • When adding or removing devices to or from the system. ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. contact your dealer immediately. • Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. contact your local power company. • Place the product on a stable surface. If you detect any damage. keep paper clips. and staples away from connectors. • To avoid short circuits. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit. slots.Safety information Electrical safety • To prevent electrical shock hazard. vii . carefully read all the manuals that came with the package. contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. • If the power supply is broken. If possible. • Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using. • Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard. Do not place the product in any area where it may become wet. make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system. and temperature extremes.

viii . It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard. This chapter also lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system components. that may have been added by your dealer. Refer to the systembuilder contact information. These documents are not part of the standard package. such as warranty flyers. 2. 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. Systembuilder websites The systembuilder website provides updated information on the hardware and software products.About this guide This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the motherboard. • Chapter 2: BIOS setup This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Optional documentation Your product package may include optional documentation. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates. 1.

IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task. the key names are linked with a plus sign (+) Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D> Italics <Key> Command Means that you must type the command exactly as shown. type the command line: ix . then supply the required item or value enclosed in brackets afudos /i[filename] afudos /iLD2TVMSE. CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task. take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly. Typography Bold text Indicates a menu or an item to select Used to emphasize a word or a phrase Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means that you must press the enclosed key Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or Return key <Key1+Key2+Key3> If you must press two or more keys simultaneously. DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task. NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.ROM Example: At the DOS prompt.

DMI 2.3. CrashFree BIOS2.0. USB 2.1 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33 .0 ports 1 x Parallel port 1 x LAN (RJ-45) port 4 x USB 2. WfM2.0. SM BIOS 2.0 ports 1 x VGA port 1 x Serial port (COM) 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 8-channel high-definition audio I/O ports 4 Mb Flash ROM. AMI BIOS. DMI2.unbufferred non-ECC 533/667 MHz DDR2 DIMMs Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 1 x PCI Express x16 1 x PCI Express x1 2 x PCI slots Intel® ICH7 SouthBridge supports: . WOL by PME.2.4 x Serial ATA 300/150/100 Gb/s ports Realtek® ALC888 8-channel High-Definition audio CODEC (Realtek® ALC655 6-channel CODEC is optional) Gigabit LAN controller (10/100 Mbps LAN controller is optional) Supports up to 8 USB 2. ASUS Update PCI 2. WOR by PME.0 WfM 2.P5GC-TVM SE/S specifications summary CPU LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™ 2 Duo/Pentium® D/ Pentium® 4/Celeron® processors Supports Intel® Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST) Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Northbridge: Intel® 945GC Southbridge: Intel® ICH7 1066/800/533 MHz Dual-channel memory architecture 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to 2GB of . ASUS EZ Flash.0. PnP. Chassis Intrusion Chipset Front Side Bus Memory VGA Expansion slots Storage Audio LAN USB Rear panel BIOS features Industry standard Manageability (continued on the next page) x .0.

0 ports 1 x CPU fan connector 1 x Chassis fan connector 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector 1 x CD in connector 1 x Chassis intrusion connector 1 x Front panel high-definition audio connector 1 x S/PDIF out connector (optional) ATX power supply (with 24-pin and 4-pin 12 V plugs) Micro-ATX form factor: 9.0 in Power Requirement Form Factor *Specifications are subject to change without notice.6 in x 9.0 connectors for 4 additional USB 2.P5GC-TVM SE/S specifications summary Internal connectors 2 x USB 2. xi .

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Chapter 1: Product introduction 1 ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 1-1 .This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports.

Before you install or remove any component. P5GC-TVM SE/S ® SB_PWR1 P5GC-TVM SE/S Onboard LED ON Standby Power OFF Powered Off 1-2 Chapter 1: Product introduction . • • • Onboard LED The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the system is ON. This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component.1.1 Before you proceed Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings. Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal object. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED. and/or components. ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard. place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component. such as the power supply case. in sleep mode. • • Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. Whenever you uninstall any component. or in soft-off mode. peripherals. before handling components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.

1 Placement direction When installing the motherboard. Place this side towards the rear of the chassis ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S P5GC-TVM SE/S ® 1- . The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.2. study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.2 Motherboard overview Before you install the motherboard. 1. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. make sure that you place it into the chassis in the correct orientation.2.2 Screw holes Place six (6) 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. 1.1. Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.

1- Chapter 1: Product introduction SATA2 TI TSB43AB22A PLED CLRTC CHASSIS SATA3 PCI1 Intel ICH7 ® Intel FWH 4Mb FLOPPY EATXPWR ® Super I/O .240-pin module) VGA Bottom: Top: COM2 USB1 1394 USB2 LAN_USB34 ATX12V Intel GMCH 945GC CHA_FAN ® PRI_IDE AUDIO1 AUDIO PCIEX16 ITE 8110SC CR2032 3V Lithium Cell CMOS Power PCIEX1_1 SATA4 SB_PWR1 ALC880 SATA1 PCI2 CD AAFP SPDIF_OUT BUZZ IE1394_2 USB56 USB78 F_PANEL The IEEE 19a port on the rear panel. and the SPDIF_OUT connector are optional items and are grayed out in the above illustration.240-pin module) DDR DIMM_A1 (64 bit.2.3 Motherboard layout CPU_FAN PS/2KBMS T: Mouse B: Keyboard COM1 PARALLEL PORT LGA775 P5GC-TVM SE/S DDR DIMM_B 1 (64 bit.1. the IE 19_2 connector. the TI TSBAB22A controller.

3 Central Processing Unit (CPU) The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the Intel® Pentium®  processor in the 775-land package.3. make sure that the PnP cap is on the socket and the socket pins are not bent. • Your boxed Intel® Pentium®  LGA775 processor package should come with installation instructions for the CPU.1. ASUS will process Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket. follow the latter. Upon purchase of the motherboard. make sure that the socket box is facing towards you and the load lever is on your left. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related. fan and heatsink assembly. Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. • • • 1. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S P5GC-TVM SE/S ® 1-5 . Installling the CPU To install a CPU: Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing. or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap. or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket pins/motherboard components.1 1. The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket pins resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU documentation. P5GC-TVM SE/S CPU Socket 775 Before installing the CPU.

Lift the load lever in the direction of the arrow to a 15º angle. Press the load lever with your thumb (A) and move it to the left (B) until it is released from the retention tab. B A Load plate 5. do not remove the PnP cap unless you are installing a CPU. To prevent damage to the socket pins. . Lift the load plate with your thumb and forefinger to a 100º angle (A). . Position the CPU over the socket. Alignment key CPU notch Gold triangle mark 1- Chapter 1: Product introduction . making sure that the gold triangle is on the bottom-left corner of the socket. Retention tab Load lever A PnP cap B This side of the socket box should face you. The socket alignment key should fit into the CPU notch. then push the PnP cap from the load plate window to remove (B).2.

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST). DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU! The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® D or Intel® Pentium®  LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced Memory  Technology (EMT). ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 1-7 . Close the load plate (A).. B A The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. and Hyper-Threading Technology. then push the load lever (B) until it snaps into the retention tab.

To install the CPU heatsink and fan: 1. make sure that you use only Intel®-certified multi-directional heatsink and fan. Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU. • • Install the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly When you buy a boxed Intel® Pentium®  processor. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.) 1- Chapter 1: Product introduction . If you buy a CPU separately. the package includes the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. • If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly. make sure that a Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.2 ® Installling the CPU heatsink and fan The Intel Pentium®  LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.3. Orient the heatsink and fan assembly such that the CPU fan cable is closest to the CPU fan connector. Motherboard hole Narrow end of the groove Fastener Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing outward. making sure that the four fasteners match the holes on the motherboard.1. Your Intel® Pentium®  LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design and requires no tool to install.

connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN. Push down two fasteners at a time in a diagonal sequence to secure the heatsink and fan assembly in place. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S ® 1-9 . A B B A B A B A . When the fan and heatsink assembly is in place. CPU_FAN P5GC-TVM SE/S CPU FAN PWM CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWR GND P5GC-TVM SE/S CPU fan connector Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.2.

Rotate each fastener counterclockwise. 2. B A B A A B B A . 1-10 Chapter 1: Product introduction .3 1. Pull up two fasteners at a time in a diagonal sequence to disengage the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.3. Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard. Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan: Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the connector on the motherboard. .1.

Rotate each fastener clockwise to ensure correct orientation when reinstalling. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 1-11 . (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.5. Narrow end of the groove The narrow end of the groove should point outward after resetting.) Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for detailed information on CPU fan installation.

4 1. Refer to the DDR2 Qualified Vendors List on the next page for details.2 Memory configurations You may install 25 MB. it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets: DIMM_A1 DIMM_B1 P5GC-TVM SE/S 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets 1. DDR2 DIMMs are notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket. For optimum compatibility. • Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. • • 1-12 P5GC-TVM SE/S ® Chapter 1: Product introduction . 512 MB and 1 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR2 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets. This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 12 Mb chips or double sided x1 memory modules.1 System memory Overview The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.4. A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a 20-pin footprint compared to the 1-pin DDR DIMM. the system may detect less than 2 GB system memory when you installed two 1 GB DDR2 memory modules. Due to chipset resource allocation.1.4.

DIMM support Brand Side(s) SS SS DS SS SS DS SS DS DS DS SS DS DS SS SS SS SS DS DS DS Component KT510QB-GCD5 KT50QF-GCD5 KT50QF-GCD5 HYB1T51200AC7 HYB1T51210AF-.7-A Infineon HYST12020HU-.7-A Infineon CM2X512-200 N/A MT1HTFAG-5EB2 MICRON MT1HTF12AY-5EA1 MICRON MTHTF2AY-5EB MICRON MT1HTFAY-5EB2 MICRON D0TE7BL-7 N/A E511AB-5C-E N/A HY5PS521F-C ELPIDA HYMP5U-C N/A HY5PS122AFP-C N/A HYMP512U-C N/A EBE51UDABFA-5C ELPIDA EBE11UDABFA-5C-E ELPIDA Side(s): SS . B .4.7 HYB1T51200AF7 HYB1T51200AF7 N/A FBIID9BQM JAIID9CRZ FBIID9CHM FBIID9CHM E510AB-5C-E HYB1T51210AC-.supports on pair of modules inserted into either the yellow slots or the black slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.7-A Infineon HYST000HU-.asus.7 E510AB-5C-E HY5PS1221F-C HYMP5UAP-C HY5PS1221FP-C E510AB-5C-E E510AB-5C-E A • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • B C • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • M7T55BG0-CD5 N/A M7T25FG0-CD5 N/A M7T5FG0-CD5 N/A HYST000GU-. DDR2 667 Qualified Vendors List DIMM support Size 512MB 25MB 25MB 512MB 25MB 512MB 25MB 512MB 25MB 512MB 25MB Vendor Model Brand Side(s) Component KVR7D2N5/512 KVR7D2N5/1G KVR7D2N5/25 KVR7D2N5/25 KVR7D2N5/2G HYS72T000HU-S-B HYS72T12020HU-S-B HYST2000HU-S-B HYST000HU-S-B HYST12020HU-S-B M7T5CZ0-CE M7T55CZ0-CE M7T295CZ0-CE M7T5CZ-CE M7T55CZ-CE M7T295CZ-CE M7T5EZ-CE • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A • • • • • B C • KINGSTON D0TEBGGLU KINGSTON HYB1T2500AFS KINGSTON SBI2D9DCG Qimonda Qimonda Qimonda KINGSTON SS KINGSTON DS N/A MICRON ELPIDA SS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS DS 102MB KINGSTON D0TEBGGLU 20MB KINGSTON E110AB-E-E 102MB Qimonda HYB1T51200BFS(ECC)N/A HYB1T51200BFS(ECC)N/A HYB1T51210BF-S HYB1T51200BFS HYB1T51200BFS N/A N/A SEC SEC SEC SEC INFINEON SS 102MB Qimonda SAMSUNG KT511QC-ZCE SAMSUNG ZCEKT510QC SAMSUNG KT511QC-ZCE SAMSUNG KT510QC SAMSUNG KT511QE-ZCE SAMSUNG SS 102MB SAMSUNG ZCEKT510QC SAMSUNG SS 102MB SAMSUNG ZCEKT510QC SAMSUNG SS ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 1-1 .7-A Infineon HYST2000HU-. in a Single-channel memory configuration.supports one module inserted into either slot.com) for the latest DDR2 DIMM modules for this motherboard.Single Sided DIMM Support: DS .1.3 DDR2 Qualified Vendors List DDR2 533 Qualified Vendors List Size 512MB 25MB 512MB 512MB 25MB 102MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 102MB 25MB 512MB 102MB 25MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 102MB 512MB 102MB Vendor SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SAMSUNG Infineon Infineon Infineon Infineon CORSAIR MICRON MICRON MICRON MICRON Kingston Kingston Kingston Hynix Hynix Hynix ELPIDA ELPIDA Model The following table lists the memory modules that have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.Double Sided A .

1FD2 AU512E7C5KBGC AU01GE7C5KBGC TSMLQVJ TS12MLQVJ KLCBF-KH5 KLCC2F-AKB5 KLCDF-AKB5 TUA512C5 TUB1GC5 TBD27C5S TBD27C5D NT2GTUHB0JY-C NT512TUB0BY-C ALEEB-E1K AL7EEB-E1K GTP512HLTM5EG GTP01GHLTM55EG G-25JK5-EBT D-2JK5M2ETP AET0UD00-0DA9Z AET70UD00-0DA9Z AET0UD00-0DB97X AET70UD00-0B97X N/A N/A 50105-7100B 50105-7100B M512-7- • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • A • B C • • • SAMSUNG KT510QE Hynix CORSAIR CORSAIR ELPIDA ELPIDA A-DATA HY5PS12121CFP-Y5 HY5PS1221CFP-Y5 MIII0005 MCFEG MCFEG E250AB-E-E E510AE-E-E AD290AA-EG AD290AA-EG NT5TU12MBJ-C Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package Heat-Sink Package AMB570GQJS7E KT510QE KT510QE N2TU5121AG-C SAMSUNG DS SAMSUNG DS Hynix Hynix N/A N/A N/A ELPIDA ELPIDA A-DATA A-DATA N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A APACER SS DS SS SS DS SS SS SS DS DS SS DS DS DS SS DS 102MB SAMSUNG KT510QE 102MB Hynix 102MB CORSAIR 102MB A-DATA 20MB A-DATA 512MB crucial 102MB crucial 102MB crucial 102MB crucial 512MB 512MB 25MB 512MB 512MB 512MB Apacer Transcend Kingmax Kingmax 102MB Apacer 102MB Transcend AMB570GQJS7E02FAPACER SAMSUNG SS SAMSUNG DS NANYA SS SS DS SS DS SS DS DS SS SS DS KKEABLAUG-29DX KINGMAX KKEABLAUG-29DX KINGMAX N/A N/A SMART SMART NANYA NANYA 102MB Kingmax Super Talent Heat-Sink Package SMART GMXBITIXTUE GMXBITIXTUE NT5TU12MBJ-C NT5TUMBE-C 102MB Super Talent Heat-Sink Package 102MB SMART 20MB NANYA 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB 512MB NANYA PSC Veritech TwinMOS TwinMOS Aeneon Aeneon Kingbox UMAX MDT AR12EGEF7BLC5N PSC AR12EGEF7BLC5N PSC VTD2MPC5G VTD2MPC5G E510AE-GE-E TMM20GM0C AET9F0DA AET9F0DA AET9R00B AET9R0DB 102MB PSC 102MB Veritech VERITECH SS VERITECH DS ELPIDA TwinMOS AENEON AENEON AENEON AENEON SS SS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS DS SS 102MB Aeneon 102MB Aeneon 102MB Kingbox 102MB UMAX EPD202200-KI029 Kingbox EPD202200-KI029 Kingbox U2S12D0TP-E U2S12D0TP-E 1D5120D-0 UMAX UMAX MDT 1-1 Chapter 1: Product introduction .FD BL12AA.1FD BL12AA.DDR2 667 Qualified Vendors List DIMM support Size 512MB 25MB 25MB 512MB 25MB 512MB 512MB Vendor Model Brand Side(s) Component M7T55EZS-CE M7T295EZ-CE HYMP52UCP-Y5 HYMP512UCP-Y5 VS25MB7D2 VS512MB7D2 VS1GB7D2 EBE25UCABFA-E-E EBE51UDAEFA-E-E M2OAD5GH1I1C52 M2OAD5GI17I1C52 M2ONY5HJ170I1C5Z BLAA.1FD BL12AL.

supports on pair of modules inserted into either the yellow slots or the black slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.supports one module inserted into either slot.Double Sided A .DDR2 667 Qualified Vendors List DIMM support Size Vendor Model 1D5120D-0E 151200D-0D HY5PS1221CFP-Y5 HY5PS1221CFP-Y5 PMMD2BU-KC PMMD2BU-PAC Brand MDT MDT Hynix Hynix N/A Patriot Side(s) DS DS SS DS SS DS Component M92-7-1 M92-7-1A 2V2H 2VOH PSD251271 PSD21G72 A B C 102MB MDT 102MB MDT 512MB 512MB CENTURY Patriot 102MB CENTURY 102MB Patriot Side(s): SS . ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 1-15 . in a Single-channel memory configuration. B .Single Sided DIMM Support: DS .

The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated. Removing a DIMM 2 Follow these steps to remove a DIMM. Unlocked retaining clip • • A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.4. Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clips outward. Do not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM. DO not install DDR DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.1.4.5 1. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components. 1-1 Chapter 1: Product introduction . Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the socket. 1. Simultaneously press the retaining clips outward to unlock the DIMM. 1 3 2 DDR2 DIMM notch . To install a DIMM: 1.4 Installing a DIMM Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Remove the DIMM from the socket. 2. The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. 1 1 DDR2 DIMM notch 2.

Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. 2. 5. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings. Installing an expansion card To install an expansion card: Before installing the expansion card.5. 3. Replace the system cover. 1. 6.2 Configuring an expansion card After installing the expansion card. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot. 4. 2.1. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 1-17 . Refer to the tables on the next page.1 1.5 Expansion slots In the future. Install the software drivers for the expansion card. configure it by adjusting the software settings. See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup. read the documentation that came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis). 1. Keep the screw for later use. if any. Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier. Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. 1. Assign an IRQ to the card. Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. you may need to install expansion cards.5. 3.

conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups.1.5. making the system unstable and the card inoperable.0 controller Onboard IDE port Onboard HD audio Onboard LAN B C D E F G H — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — shared — — — — — — — shared shared — — — — — — shared — — — — — — — — — — shared — — — shared — — — — — — — shared — — — — — — — shared — — — — — — — shared — — — — — shared — — — — — — shared — — — — — — shared — — — When using PCI cards on shared slots. Otherwise. IRQ assignments for this motherboard A PCI slot 1 PCI slot 2 PCI Express x16 slot PCI Express x1 slot Onboard USB controller 1 Onboard USB controller 2 Onboard USB controller 3 Onboard USB controller 4 Onboard USB 2. 1-18 Chapter 1: Product introduction .3 Interrupt assignments Standard interrupt assignments IRQ 0 1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Standard Function System Timer Keyboard Controller Re-direct to IRQ#9 Communications Port (COM1)* IRQ holder for PCI steering* Floppy Disk Controller Printer Port (LPT1)* System CMOS/Real Time Clock IRQ holder for PCI steering* IRQ holder for PCI steering* IRQ holder for PCI steering* PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port* Numeric Data Processor Primary IDE Channel * These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices. ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.

The figure shows a graphics card installed on the PCI Express x16 slot. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 1-19 . This motherboard supports one PCI Express x16 graphics card.5. USB card. 1. and other cards that comply with PCI specifications.6 PCI Express x1 This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards. SCSI cards and other cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications.5 PCI Express x16 The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card. The figure shows a network card installed on the PCI Express x1 slot.1.4 PCI slots 1. SCSI card.5. The figure shows a LAN card installed on a PCI slot.5.

4. 3. 1-20 Chapter 1: Product introduction . Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer. which include system setup information such as system passwords. Re-install the battery. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure! P5GC-TVM SE/S ® CLRTC 1 2 Normal (Default) 2 3 Clear CMOS P5GC-TVM SE/S Clear RTC RAM You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord. Except when clearing the RTC RAM. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds.6 1.R.P. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS. 6. (CPU Parameter Recall) feature. then move the cap back to pins 1-2. use the C. Jumpers Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC) This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. 5. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. For system failure due to overclocking. and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. Remove the onboard battery. 2.1. never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default position. You can clear the CMOS memory of date. To erase the RTC RAM: 1. time.

storage peripherals. or 8-channel audio configuration. This port connects a tape. This port allows 10/100 Mbps connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. 4. a scanner. or other audio sources.7. 6. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications. LAN port LED indications ACT/LINK LED Status OFF GREEN BLINKING Description No link Linked Data activity Status OFF ORANGE GREEN SPEED LED Description 10 Mbps connection 100 Mbps connection 1 Gbps connection ACT/LINK SPEED LED LED LAN port 5.1. This port connects the rear speakers on a 4-channel. 2. Center/Subwoofer port (yellow orange). 6-channel. the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out. Rear Speaker Out port (black). and other PC devices. 7. 13 12 11 10 9 PS/2 mouse port (green). and 8-channel configuration. or other devices. The optional 1GB LAN controller allows 1GB connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. This port is for a PS/2 mouse. Line Out port (lime).1 1 Connectors Rear panel connectors 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 14 1. In 4-channel. Line In port (light blue). 3. 8. DVD player. This port provides high-speed connectivity for IEEE 1394a-compliant audio/video devices. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 1-21 . 6-channel. Parallel port. This port connects the center/subwoofer speakers.7 1. CD. 1394 port (optional). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. LAN (RJ-45) port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer.

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Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.

10. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.

Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port Light Blue Lime Pink Orange Black Gray 2-channel (Headset) Line In Line Out Mic In — — — 4-channel Line In Front Speaker Out Mic In — Rear Speaker Out — 6-channel Line In Front Speaker Out Mic In Center/Subwoofer Rear Speaker Out — 8-channel Line In Front Speaker Out Mic In Center/Subwoofer Rear Speaker Out Side Speaker Out

11. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. 12. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices. 13. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin VGA port connects to a VGA monitor. 14. Serial connector. This 9-pin COM1 port is for serial devices. 15. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.

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Internal connectors

Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY) This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.

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Primary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE) These connectors are for Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cables. The Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive), and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
• Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you connect the IDE cable. Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.

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Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4) These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives.
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SATA4
GND RSATA_TXP4 RSATA_TXN4 GND RSATA_RXP4 RSATA_RXN4 GND

SATA3
GND RSATA_RXN3 RSATA_RXP3 GND RSATA_TXN3 RSATA_TXP3 GND

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GND RSATA_TXP1 RSATA_TXN1 GND RSATA_RXP1 RSATA_RXN1 GND

SATA2
GND RSATA_RXN2 RSATA_RXP2 GND RSATA_TXN2 RSATA_TXP2 GND

P5GC-TVM SE/S SATA connectors Install the Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP Service Pack1 or later before using Serial ATA.

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CPU and Chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN) The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. 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
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CPU FAN PWM CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWR GND

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CPU FAN PWM CPU FAN IN CPU FAN PWR GND

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P5GC-TVM SE/S +5V ® COM2 PIN 1 P5GC-TVM SE/S Serial port connector The Serial port module is purchased separately. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2) This connector is for a serial (COM) port. 6. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector and the other end to the S/PDIF module. P5GC-TVM SE/S ® SPDIF_OUT SPDIFOUT GND P5GC-TVM SE/S Digital audio connector The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately.5. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 1-25 . then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. Connect the serial port module cable to this connector. Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)(Optional) This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound output.

EATXPWR P5GC-TVM SE/S • P5GC-TVM SE/S ATX power +3 Volts +12 Volts +12 Volts +12V DC GND +5V Standby Power OK Ground +5 Volts +12V DC GND Ground +5 Volts Ground +3 Volts connectors +3 Volts ATX12V Ground +5 Volts +5 Volts +5 Volts -5 Volts Ground Ground Ground PSON# Ground -12 Volts +3 Volts 8. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR and 4-pin ATX12V) These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. the system will not boot. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power required by your system. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.7. See the table below for details. P5GC-TVM SE/S ® ® 1 PLED PLED+ NC PLED- P5GC-TVM SE/S Power LED connector 1-26 Chapter 1: Product introduction . Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. otherwise. Power LED connector (3-pin PLED) This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. and blinks when the system is in sleep mode. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. • • Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug.

0 ports. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56. Connect the optional USB module cable to any of these connectors. P5GC-TVM SE/S P5GC-TVM SE/S CD audio connector Enable the CD-IN function in the audio utility when using this connector.0 connectors ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S USB+5V USB_P7USB_P7+ GND 1 USB78 1 USB+5V USB_P8USB_P8+ GND NC 1-27 . These USB connectors comply with USB 2. then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed. P5GC-TVM SE/S ® Right Audio Channel Ground Ground Left Audio Channel ® CD USB+5V USB_P6USB_P6+ GND NC USB56 USB+5V USB_P5USB_P5+ GND P5GC-TVM SE/S USB 2. USB78) These connectors are for USB 2. Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD) This connector is for the 4-pin audio cable that connects to the audio connector at the back of the optical drive.9. 10.

11. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either HD Audio or legacy AC’97 audio standard. 12. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the chassis intrusion detection feature. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. AAFP P5GC-TVM SE/S Azalia compliant definition GND PRESENCE# SENSE1_RETUR SENSE2_RETUR AGND +5VA BLINE_OUT_R Legacy AC’97 compliant definition BLINE_OUT_L ® PORT1 L PORT1 R PORT2 R SENSE_SEND PORT2 L P5GC-TVM SE/S Analog front panel connector It is recommended that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this connector. The signal is then generated as a chassis intrusion event. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS) This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch. the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a jumper cap. P5GC-TVM SE/S ® CHASSIS P5GC-TVM SE/S Chassis intrusion connector (Default) 1-28 Chapter 1: Product introduction Chassis Signal GND +5VSB_MB MIC2 MICPWR Line out_R NC Line out_L . By default.

Doing so will damage the motherboard ! ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S GND +12V TPB2GND TPA2- IE1394_2 P5GC-TVM SE/S IEEE 1394 connector 1-29 . Connect the IEEE 1394a module cable to this connector . IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2) optional This connector is for additional IEEE 1394a port. P5GC-TVM SE/S ® +12V TPB2+ GND TPA2+ 1 Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394 connector.13. then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.

The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF. • • • Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET) This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power. Hard disk drive activity (Red 2-pin IDELED) This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED.14. 1-30 Chapter 1: Product introduction . Refer to the connector description below for details. P5GC-TVM SE/S PLED PWRSW PLED+ PLEDPWR GND ® F_PANEL1 IDELED+ IDELEDGround Reset IDE LED RESET * Requires an ATX power supply. • Power/Soft-off button (Black 2-pin PWRSW) This connector is for the system power button. P5GC-TVM SE/S System panel connector The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL1) This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions. Pressing the power button turns the system ON or puts the system in SLEEP or SOFT-OFF mode depending on the BIOS settings. and blinks when the system is in sleep mode. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power. System Power LED connector (2-pin PLED) This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED.

Chapter 2: BIOS setup 2 2-1 ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S . Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.This chapter tells how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.

then select My Computer. type format A:/S then press <Enter>. b. then click Start. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field.) Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.1 1. Click Start from the Windows® desktop. b. DOS environment a. d.) ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment. Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future.2. then select Run.44MB floppy disk into the drive.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. 1. ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy disk. Windows® XP environment a. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.1 Managing and updating your BIOS The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup. Insert a 1. c. b. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon. 2. Windows® 2000 environment To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000: a.) ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. Click File from the menu. 2. 4. high density 1. 2-2 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . 3. At the DOS prompt. c. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy Disk window appears.) ASUS EZ Flash (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST. then select Format. Insert a formatted. e. Insert a 1. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive. Click Start. Creating a bootable floppy disk Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.

type D:\bootdisk\makeboot a: assuming that D: is your optical drive.. 4.. EZFlash starting BIOS update Checking for floppy.1.ROM. Completed. Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy disk. EZFlash starting BIOS update Checking for floppy. Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.ROM not found!” error message appears if the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk.. To update the BIOS using EZ Flash: 1. 2. When the correct BIOS file is found..ROM”.d.... Make sure that you rename the BIOS file to P5GCTVM. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).2 ASUS EZ Flash utility The ASUS EZ Flash 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. EZ Flash performs the BIOS update process and automatically reboots the system when done. • • Do not shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure! A “Floppy not found!” error message appears if there is no floppy disk in the drive. e. A “P5GCTVM. 2.. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-3 . 3. Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk.| Flashed successfully. Press <Enter>. From the Open field.ROM. Start erasing. then follow screen instructions to continue.. Rebooting.asus. Floppy found! Reading file “P5GCTVM. Visit the ASUS website (www... then restart the system. 2.. Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk drive.| Start programming.com) to download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard and rename the same to P5GCTVM.

The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only.exe) from the motherboard support CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.3 AFUDOS utility The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file..2. The actual BIOS screen displays may not be exactly the same as shown.10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends. All rights reserved.. 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. 2-4 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.Version 1. Inc. Copying the current BIOS To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility: • • Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least 600 KB free space to save the file. Press <Enter>. done A:\> The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility . then at the prompt type: afudos /o[filename] where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric characters for the extension name. A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.. Boot the system in DOS mode. 2.ROM Main filename Extension name 3.. 1. Reading flash .1. Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.

Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper.ROM 4.. Reading file ...Updating the BIOS file To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility: 1. Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos. done Writing flash . The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed.. A:\>afudos /iP5GCTVM. Inc. then at the prompt type: afudos /i[filename] where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy disk.Version 1.. done A:\> ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-5 .. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk... 2..10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends.. All rights reserved. Visit the systembuilder website and download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard. All rights reserved.... 0x0008CC00 (9%) Verifying flash . Reboot the system from the hard disk drive. done Erasing flash .ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility .exe) from the motherboard support CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.. Reading file .10 Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends...Version 1. The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS. done Erasing flash . A:\>afudos /iP5GCTVM. Boot the system in DOS mode....ROM AMI Firmware Update Utility . 3. Inc. You need to type the exact BIOS filename at the DOS prompt... 0x0008CC00 (9%) Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure! 5. A:\>afudos /iP5GCTVM. done Writing flash .

Starting BIOS recovery.4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process. When found.ROM. 2-6 Chapter 2: BIOS setup ..ROM”. Bad BIOS checksum.. Checking for floppy. Completed. Turn on the system. the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file... You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file. Start flashing. Floppy found! Reading file “P5GCTVM. Bad BIOS checksum.1.. DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause system boot failure! 4. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file. 3. Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy disk drive... • • Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility. 2. Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to P5GCTVM.. Checking for floppy. Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk: 1...2. Starting BIOS recovery.

ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-7 . and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system. Place the support CD in the optical drive.XX. Click the Utilities tab. Installing ASUS Update To install ASUS Update: 1. 2. The Drivers menu appears. 3. This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard package. ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). The ASUS Update utility allows you to: • • • Save the current BIOS file Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file View the BIOS version information.1.5 ASUS Update utility The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage.XX. then click Install ASUS Update VX. Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.2. save.

Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file To update the BIOS through a BIOS file: 1. Locate the BIOS file from the Open window. then click Save. 2-8 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . then click Next. Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. 4. Select Update BIOS from a file option from the drop-down menu. The ASUS Update main window appears. 2. 3.

2 BIOS setup program This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update using the provided utility described in section “2.2. When you start up the computer. Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program.7 Exit Menu.” Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard. you can change the configuration of your computer in the future. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub. • • ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-9 . For example. otherwise. and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. See section “2. Select the Load Default Settings item under the Exit Menu. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys. Visit the systembuilder website to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard and . reconfiguring your system.” The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only. • The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions to ensure optimum performance. POST continues with its test routines. The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. This section explains how to configure your system using this utility. The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. If you wish to enter Setup after POST. restart the system by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Delete>. you can enable the security password feature or change the power management settings. Being a menu-driven program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility. If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS settings. Do this last option only if the first two failed.1 Managing and updating your BIOS. load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. or prompted to “Run Setup”. or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.

2. 2.1 BIOS menu screen Menu bar Configuration fields General help Menu items System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Third IDE Master Third IDE Slave Fourth IDE Master Fourth IDE Slave : IDE Configuration System Information [11:51:19] [Thu 08/03/2006] [1. press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.3 Navigation keys At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that particular menu.44M.2.2 Main Advanced Power Boot Exit Menu bar For changing the basic system configuration For changing the advanced system settings For changing the advanced power management (APM) configuration For changing the system boot configuration For selecting the exit options and loading default settings The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items: To select an item on the menu bar. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings. [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time. Sub-menu items Navigation keys 2.2. 3. 2-10 Chapter 2: BIOS setup .5 in] :[ST320413A] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] Use [ENTER].2.

selecting Main shows the Main menu items.2. If an item is userconfigurable. To change the value of a field.2. Power.7 Pop-up window Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration options for that item.5 Sub-menu items A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a sub-menu. [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. you can change the value of the field opposite the item. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-11 . and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items. 2. select the item and press <Enter>. select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.4] +F1 F10 ESC A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on the screen.5 in] :[ST320413A] :[ASUS CD-S340] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] Use [ENTER].44M.9 General help Pop-up window Scroll bar At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. and is highlighted when selected. 3.2. Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit 2.7 Pop-up window. Boot. 2. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen.2.4 Menu items System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave Third IDE Master Fourth IDE Master IDE Configuration System Information [11:10:19] [Thu 08/03/2006] [1. The other items (Advanced. A configurable field is enclosed in brackets. +Tab F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Field Select Field General Help Save and Exit Exit Main menu items 2. Refer to “2.2.” 2.6 Configuration fields These fields show the values for the menu items.2. For example. Configure DRAM Timing by SPD Memory Acceleration Mode DRAM Idle Timer DRAm Refresh Rate Graphic Adapter Priority Graphics Aperture Size Spread Spectrum ICH Delayed Transaction MPS Revision [Enabled] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [AGP/PCI] [ 64 MB] [Enabled] [Enabled] [1. To display the sub-menu. You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.2.2.8 Scroll bar Advanced Chipset settings WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below may cause system to malfunction.

] [2.5 in. 2.2. giving you an overview of the basic system information. Use [+] or [-] to configure system time.] Allows you to set the system time.25 in.1 2. Allows you to set the system date. 3.3.] 2-12 Chapter 2: BIOS setup .44M.88M.3. the Main menu screen appears. Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K. 5.5 in.44M. Refer to section “2. [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. 3.2.] [1. Sets the type of floppy drive installed.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them. 3.3 System Time [xx:xx:xx] System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] Legacy Diskette A [1.5 in.2 2.2M .5 in.3.] [720K . 3.25 in. System Time System Date Legacy Diskette A Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Third IDE Master Third IDE Slave Fourth IDE Master Fourth IDE Slave : IDE Configuration System Information [11:51:19] [Thu 08/03/2006] [1.] [1. 3.44M. 5.3 Main menu When you enter the BIOS Setup program.5 in] :[ST320413A] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] :[Not Detected] Use [ENTER].

Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave While entering Setup. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Size. Async DMA. Primary IDE Master Device : Hard Disk Vendor : ST320413A Size : 20. When set to Auto. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of the appropriate IDE device type. PIO Mode. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD] LBA/Large Mode [Auto] Enables or disables the LBA mode. Block Mode. the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices.3. Select CDROM if you are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive. Ultra DMA. or MO drive. These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-13 . These values are not user-configurable. the data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device supports multi-sector transfer feature.2. and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto] Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. Type [Auto] Selects the type of IDE drive.4 Primary. LS-120. Select a device item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information. When set to [Disabled]. Vendor. LBA Mode. the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. and SMART monitoring).0GB LBA Mode : Supported Block Mode : 16 Sectors PIO Mode : Supported Async DMA : MultiWord DMA-2 Ultra DMA : Ultra DMA-5 SMART Monitoring: Supported Type [Auto] LBA/Large Mode [Auto] Block(Multi-sector Transfer) M[Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] DMA Mode [Auto] Smart Monitoring [Auto] 32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled] The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if the device supports this mode.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2. IDE Configuration Configure SATA As Onboard IDE Operate Mode Enhanced Mode Support On IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [Standard IDE] [Enhanced Mode] [S-ATA] [35] Configure SATA As [Standard IDE] Sets the Serial ATA configuration. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are using native OS. Analysis. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode] 2-14 Chapter 2: BIOS setup .3. and Reporting Technology. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5] SMART Monitoring [Auto] Sets the Smart Monitoring. If you want to use your Serial ATA like a Parallel ATA physical storage interface. Select an item then press <Enter> if you wish to configure the item. such as Windows® 2000/XP/2003 Server. select the Standard IDE option. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled] 32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled] Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Standard IDE] Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode] Disables or allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the operating system (OS) that you installed.PIO Mode [Auto] Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] DMA Mode [Auto] Selects the DMA mode.5 IDE Configuration The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE devices installed in the system.

6 System Information This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. you may use legacy OS on the Parallel ATA ports only if you did not install any Serial ATA device. Processor Displays the auto-detected CPU specification. If you set to any of these options and encounter problems.Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA] The default setting S-ATA allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA and Parallel ATA ports. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-15 .3. revert to the default setting S-ATA. AMIBIOS Version : 0003 Build Date : 07/28/06 Processor Type Speed Count Memory Memory Memory Memory : Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3. System Memory Displays the auto-detected system memory. The BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.20GHz : 3200 MHz : 1 : : : : 504MB Single Channel 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM Not Installed Size Mode Channel A Slot 1 Channel A Slot 2 AMI BIOS Displays the auto-detected BIOS information. In this setting. We recommend that you do not change the default setting for better OS compatibility. The P-ATA+S-ATA and P-ATA options are for advanced users only. Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35] 2. Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-ATA] [S-ATA] [P-ATA] IDE Detect Time Out [35] Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.

the legacy USB support is disabled. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.2.2. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Legacy USB Support [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS). the item shows None. Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.4 USB Devices Enabled: None USB Function Legacy USB Support USB 2.1 USB Configuration The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.4 Advanced menu The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices. If detected.4.0-10. USB Function [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the USB function. If no USB device is detected.0 Controller Mode [Enabled] [Auto] [Enabled] [HiSpeed] The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected values. Enter F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Go to Sub-screen General Help Save and Exit Exit USB Configuration Module Version .0 Controller USB 2. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. 2.24. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] 2-16 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . USB Configuration CPU Configuration Chipset Onboard Devices Configuration PCIPnP Configure CPU. the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected.

Use the <+> or <-> key to adjust the values.13 GHz 2133 MHz 1066 MHz Sets the ratio between CPU Core Clock and the FSB Frequency.4. The default value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. Configuration options: [HiSpeed] [Full Speed] 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed] Allows you to configure the USB 2. Configure Advanced CPU settings Manufacturer: Brand String: Frequency : FSB Speed : Cache L1 Cache L2 Cache L3 Intel Genuine Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6400 @2.2 CPU Configuration The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically detects. This item appears only when you install a processor with the Execute Disable function. : 16 KB : 1024 KB : 0 KB Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:21.USB 2.0 controller. NOTE: If an invalid ratio is set in CMOS then actual and setpoint values may differ. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-17 .0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2. Min:21) Ratio Actual Value : 21 Ratio CMOS Setting: [ 21] Execute Disable Function [Disabled] CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto] Ratio CMOS Setting [21] Sets the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the Front Side Bus frequency. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto] Disables or sets the CPU internal thermal control. Execute Disable Function [Disabled] Enables or disables the Execute Disable function.

Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-400MHz] [DDR2-533MHz] [DDR2667MHz] +F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled] When this item is enabled.3 Chipset The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. you can manually set the DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items.2. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks] [5 Clocks] [6 Clocks] DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge [15 Clocks] Sets the RAS Activate timing to Precharge timing. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] DRAM CAS# Latency [5 Clocks] Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time the data actually becomes available. When disabled. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks] [5 Clocks] [6 Clocks] DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks] Controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and the read/write command.4. The following sub-items appear when this item is Disabled. Configuration options: [6 Clocks] [5 Clocks] [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks] DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks] Controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DDR SDRAM. the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu. 8MB] [Auto] DRAM Frequency [Auto] Allows you to set the DRAM frequency. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks] [5 Clocks] [6 Clocks] 2-18 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . Configuration options: [1 Clock] [2 Clocks] ~ [18 Clocks] DRAM Write Recovery Time [4 Clocks] Sets the DRAM Write Recover Time. Advanced Chipset Settings DRAM Frequency Configure DRAM Timing by SPD Graphic Adapter Priority Internal Graphics Mode Select Graphics memory type [Auto] [Enabled] [PCI Express/Int-VG] [Enabled.

Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI Express/Int-VGA] Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.4 Onboard Devices Configuration Configure Win627EHG Super IO Chipset HD Audio Controller Front Panel Support Type Onboard LAN Controller Onboard LAN BOOT ROM Serial Port1 Address Serial Port2 Address Parallel Port Address Parallel Port Mode ECP Mode DMA Channel Parallel Port IRQ [Enabled] [HD Audio] [Enabled] [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [378] [ECP] [DMA3] [IRQ7] HD Audio Controller [Enabled] Enables or disables the High Definition Audio/AC’97 CODEC. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Onboard LAN BOOT ROM [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the option BOOT ROM in the onboard LAN controller. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio] OnBoard LAN Controller [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. 8MB] Sets the internal graphics mode. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio] Allows you to select the Azalia/AC’97 CODEC. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled. 8MB] Graphics memory type [Auto] Sets the graphics memory type. 1MB] [Enabled. Configuration options: [Auto] [DVMT] [FIX] [DVMT+FIX] 2. Configuration options: [Internal VGA] [PCI Express/Int-VGA] [PCI Express/PCI] [PCI/PCI Express] [PCI/Int-VGA] Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enabled.4. This item appears only when the Onboard LAN Controller item is set to Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-19 .

9] Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to EPP. This item allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3] Parallel Port Address [378] Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4] Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7] Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7] Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7] 2-20 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3] Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3] Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address. Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-Directional] [EPP] [ECP] ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3] Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC] Parallel Port Mode [ECP] Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3] EPP Version [1.

2. Plug And Play O/S [No] +F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit Plug and Play O/S [No] When set to [No]. Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. Configuration options: [No] [Yes] ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-21 . The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices.5 PCI PnP The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices. Advanced PCI/PnP Settings WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections may cause system to malfunction. the operating system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot. BIOS configures all the devices in the system.4. When set to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system. and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices.

Configuration options: [No] [Yes] 2.5. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.0 Support [No] Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 2.5 Power menu The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power Management (APM). the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [No] [Yes] 2.5. When set to Enabled. 2.0 specifications.2. Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto] 5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC).2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No] Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.5. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-22 Chapter 2: BIOS setup .3 ACPI 2. Suspend Mode Repost Video on S3 Resume ACPI 2.0 Support ACPI APIC Support APM Configuration Hardware Monitor [Auto] [No] [No] [Enabled] Configure CPU.1 Suspend Mode [Auto] Enter F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Go to Sub-screen General Help Save and Exit Exit Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state to be used for system suspend.5.

the system goes into off state after an AC power loss. APM Configuration Power Button Mode Restore on AC Power Loss Power On By RTC Alarm Power On By External Modems Power On By PCI Devices Power On By PCIE Devices [On/Off] [Power Off] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] Power Button Mode [On/Off] +F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the power button is pressed. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-23 . RTC Alarm Hour. the system goes into either off or on state. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running. Thus. When this item is set to Enabled. Configuration options: [On/ Off] [Suspend] Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off] When set to Power Off. Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State] Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When set to Last State. the system goes on after an AC power loss. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.5.2.5 APM Configuration Enabled or disable APM. and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. When set to Power On. connection cannot be made on the first try. the items RTC Alarm Date. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Power On By External Modems [Disabled] This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode. whatever the system state was before the AC power loss. RTC Alarm Minute.

Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled] When set to [Enabled]. this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled] When set to [Enabled]. this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a PCI Express LAN card. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-24 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.

ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-25 . the specific field shows N/A. Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxRPM] Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxC/xxxF] CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM).320V] [ 3.5ºF] [41ºC/105.5.2. Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxRPM] or [N/A] CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled] Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. If the fan is not connected to the motherboard. If the fan is not connected to the chassis.880V] Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit +F1 F10 ESC CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF] MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU temperatures. the field shows N/A.094V] [11. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.3V Voltage 5V Voltage 12V Voltage [51ºC/122.5ºF] [3813 RPM] [N/A] [Enabled] [Auto] [3ºC] [60ºC] [ 1.345V] [ 5.6 Hardware Monitor Hardware Monitor CPU Temperature MB Temperature CPU Fan Speed Chassis Fan Speed CPU Q-Fan Control Start PWM Start Tolerance Start Temperature VCORE Voltage 3. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] The CPU FAN PROFILE MODE item appears when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature.

2-26 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . The default [Auto] automatically selects the fan speed ratio when operating at low CPU temperature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [90%] [80%] [70%] [60%] [50%] [40%] [30%] [20%] Start Tolerance [3ºC] Allows you to set the CPU temperature threshold when the CPU fan speed is increased to lower CPU temperature. Configuration options: [48ºC] [ 51ºC] [54ºC] [57ºC] [60ºC] [63ºC] [66ºC] [69ºC] [72ºC] VCORE Voltage.3V Voltage. Select a higher ratio if you installed additional devices and the system requires more ventilation. Target temperature options are at 3ºC intervals.Start PWM [Auto] Allows you to select the appropriate CPU fan speed ratio for the system. 3.Configuration options: [ 5ºC] [ 4ºC] [3ºC] [2ºC] [1ºC] Start Temperature [60ºC] CPU Fan speed will be adjusted to let CPU temperature as low as this temperature. 12V Voltage The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. The configuration options for this item depend on the recommended temperature settings. 5V Voltage.

6 Boot menu The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. The number of device items that appears on F1 screen depends the General Help F10 Save and Exit ESC Exit on the number of devices installed in the system. This will decrease the time needed to boot the system.2. Boot Settings Boot Device Priority Boot Settings Configuration Security Enter F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Go to Sub-screen General Help Save and Exit Exit 2.2 Boot Settings Configuration Allows BIOS to skip certain tests while booting.1 Boot Device Priority Boot Device Priority 1st Boot Device 2nd Boot Device 3rd Boot Device [1st FLOPPY DRIVE] [PM-ST330620A] [PS-ASUS CD-S360] 1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive] Select Item These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the Sub-screen Enter Go to available devices. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.6.6. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled] Select Screen 2. Boot Settings Configuration Quick Boot Full Screen Logo AddOn ROM Display Mode Bootup Num-Lock PS/2 Mouse Support Wait for ‘F1’ if Error Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled] [Enabled] [Force BIOS] [On] [Auto] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S +F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit 2-27 .

Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current] Bootup Num-Lock [On] Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. BIOS performs all the POST items. this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19. the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Full Screen Logo [Enabled] This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration options: [Off] [On] PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto] Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse. the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup” during POST. Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS] Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled] When set to [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] 2-28 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . When set to [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled] When set to Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.Quick Boot [Enabled] Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled] When set to Enabled.

2. After you set a password. Security Settings Supervisor Password User Password : Not Installed : Not Installed <Enter> to change password. Select Screen Select Item +Change Option F1 General Help F10 Save and Exit password. If you forget your BIOS password. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears. Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.2.6. <Enter> again to disabled password. then press <Enter>. select the Change Supervisor Password then press <Enter>. Change Supervisor Password Change Supervisor Password Select this item to set or change the supervisor Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. you can clear clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. To set a Supervisor Password: 1. this item shows Installed. follow the same steps as in setting a user password. The Supervisor ESC Exit The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your password. type a password composed of at least six letters and/or numbers. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.3 Security The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. From the password box. See section “1. To change the supervisor password. 3. To clear the supervisor password. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-29 .6 Jumpers” for information on how to erase the RTC RAM. Confirm the password when prompted.

On the password box that appears. Security Settings Supervisor Password User Password : Not Installed : Not Installed [Full Access] [Setup] Change Supervisor Password User Access Level Change User Password Clear User Password Password Check User Access Level (Full Access] This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items. 3. Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access] No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility. follow the same steps as in setting a user password. Clear User Password Select this item to clear the user password. type a password composed of at least six letters and/or numbers. 2-30 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field. To change the user password. To set a User Password: 1. +F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit Change User Password Select this item to set or change the user password. Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>. then press <Enter>. this item shows Installed. The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password successfully. Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility. After you set a password. Confirm the password when prompted. The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. Limited allows changes only to selected fields. such as Date and Time. the other items appear to allow you to change other security settings.After you have set a supervisor password. 2.

BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility. the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes before exiting.7 Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items. BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the system. Enter F1 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Go to Sub-screen General Help Save and Exit Exit Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Exit & Save Changes Once you are finished making your selections.Password Check [Setup] When set to [Setup]. If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. Select Ok to save changes and exit. When you select this option. When set to [Always]. F10 key can be used for this operation. choose this option from the Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. Exit Options Exit & Save Changes Exit & Discard Changes Discard Changes Load Setup Defaults Exit system setup after saving the changes. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting. a confirmation window appears. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always] 2. ASUS P5GC-TVM SE/S 2-31 . An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned off. Select one of the options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.

System Time. 2-32 Chapter 2: BIOS setup . a confirmation appears. When you select this option or if you press <F5>. the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.Exit & Discard Changes Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than System Date. Discard Changes This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously saved values. Select Ok to discard any changes and load the previously saved values. Select Ok to load default values. a confirmation window appears. and Password. After selecting this option. Load Setup Defaults This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.