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Chapter 3: Upgrading your Single Board Computer 3... 1 Installing memory modules ... 40 3... 2 Installing a 2... 5 storage device ... 41 3... 3 Installing an mPCIe or mSATA card ... 42 3... 4 Installing a nano SIM card ... 43 3... 5 Installing a wireless card ... 44 3... 6 Installing an M... 2 SSD... 45 3... 7 Installing a heatsink... 46 3... 8 Installing a heat spreader ... 48
4... 4 Advanced menu ... 56 4... 4... 1 PCH-FW Configuration ... 57 4... 4... 2 Trusted Computing ... 61 4... 4... 3 Platform Misc Configuration ... 63 4... 4... 4 CPU Configuration ... 64 4... 4... 5 PCH-IO Configuration ... 67 4... 4... 6 PCH Storage Configuration ... 73 4... 4... 7 Onboard Devices Configuration ... 74 4... 4... 8 ACPI Settings ... 76 4... 4... 9 APM Configuration ... 77 4... 4... 10 NCT6116D Super IO Configuration ... 78 4... 4... 11 NCT6116D HW Monitor ... 80 4... 4... 12 Serial Port Console Redirection... 80 4... 4... 13 USB Configuration ... 83 4... 4... 14 Network Stack Configuration ... 85 4... 4... 15 NVMe Configuration ... 85 4... 4... 16 LFP Configuration ... 86
This chapter provides you with information on how to upgrade the memory modules, wireless modules, and hard disk drive / solid state drive of your Single Board Computer...
WARNING! This message contains important information that must be followed to keep you safe while performing certain tasks and prevent damage to your Single Board Computer's data and components...
and proper use within the warranty period, bring the warranty card to the ASUS Service Center for replacement of the defective components...
Audio Realtek ALC897/ALC887 High Definition Audio CODEC * The audio codec may vary between motherboards... Consult your
(supports additional 4 USB 2... 0 ports) 1 x 4-pin Chassis fan connector 1 x Chassis intrusion connector 1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP) 1 x System panel connector 1 x Clear CMOS jumper 1 x SATA power connector 1 x LPC debug connector 1 x SMBus connector 1 x I2C connector 1 x 4-pin Power connector 1 x GPIO connector (8-bit) 1 x Internal speaker connector (4-pin)
IMPORTANT! Components shown in this section may require additional purchase... Refer to the Package contents section for more information about the contents of your Single Board Computer package...
Jumpers Page 10... LVDS Panel Power Selection jumper (on selected models) 19
8... Back Light Inverter Power connector (on selected models) 33
2... 3 System memory The motherboard comes with a Small Outline Dual Inline Memory Module (SODIMM) slot designed for DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) memory modules...
NOTE: If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard button cell battery and move the jumper again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data... After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the button cell battery...
The Back Light Power Selection jumper allow you to select the voltage for the LVDS back light module...
A watchdog timer is an electronic timer that is used to detect and recover from computer malfunctions... The HW WDT (watchdog timer) Enable jumper allows the HW watchdog to reset the system automatically even when the system crashes...
The AT/ATX Mode Configuration jumper allows you to switch between AT or ATX modes... The default setting for this jumper is set to ATX mode with a jumper cap attached, to switch to AT mode, remove the jumper cap...
The SATA 6Gb/s and SATA Power connectors allow you to connect SATA devices such as optical disc drives and hard disk drives via a SATA cable and power cable...
NOTE: The Mini PCIe / mSATA peripheral device is purchased separately... The mSATA shares the same slot with a full-length Mini PCIe...
NOTE: The M... 2 SSD module is purchased separately... This motherboard supports 2242 PCIE SSD devices only...
The M... 2 Wi-Fi slot allows you to install an M... 2 Wi-Fi module (E-key, type 2230)...
The Chassis Intrusion connector allows you to connect an intrusion sensor or microswitch for the chassis intrusion detection feature... When you remove any chassis component, the sensor or microswitch triggers and sends a high level signal and records a chassis intrusion event...
The Low Pin Count connector allows you to connect a low pin count (LPC) debug card that offers a faster, more efficient motherboard troubleshooting solution... When connected to a debug card, users can view error and debugging codes on the card and get a better idea of initialization and recovery processes...
The EDP Signal connector allows you to connect an internal embedded DisplayPort...
The System Management Bus (SMBus) connector allows you to connect SMBus devices... This connector is generally used for communication with the system and power management-related tasks...
The SPI TPM connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can securely store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data... A TPM system also helps enhance network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity...
The Serial (COM) Port connector allows you to connect a serial port module... Connect the serial port module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening on the system chassis...
The USB 2... 0 connector allows you to connect a USB module for additional USB 2... 0 ports... The USB 2... 0 connector provides data transfer speeds of up to 480 MB/s connection speed...
The LVDS connector allows you to connect a LCD monitor that supports a Low-voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) interface...
The DC-in 4-pin Power connector is for DC power input... Using a compatible power cable and power board, you may connect a suitable power supply with DC -in jacks...
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components... These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
Storage Device Activity LED connector (HDLED) The 2-pin connector allows you to connect the Storage Device Activity LED... The Storage Device Activity LED lights up or blinks when data is read from or written to the storage device or storage device add-on card...
The Line Out / Mic connector is for a line out /microphone module that supports HD Audio... Connect one end of the line Out / mic module cable to this connector...
The 4-pin header allows you to connect the chassis-mounted system warning speaker... The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings...
of the installation process... Before installing any of the features in this guide, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or metal object to avoid damaging them due to static electricity...
3... 2 Installing a 2... 5 storage device 1... Connect the storage device cable to the storage device...
Align and insert the mPCIe or mSATA card into the slot (A), press it down, and secure it in place using two (2) screws...
1... (optional) Remove the mPCIe or mSATA card if there is a mPCIe or mSATA card installed by removing the two (2) screws securing the mPCIe or mSATA card first, then removing the mPCIe or mSATA card...
2... Align and insert the wireless card into its slot on the motherboard... Gently push down the wireless card on top of the screw hole, and then fasten it using the previously removed standoff...
3... Gently push down the M... 2 SSD on top of the stand screw hole, and then fasten it using a screw...
2... Place the motherboard over the heatsink so that the five (5) screw holes on the motherboard are aligned to the five (5) standoffs on the heatsink as shown below...
4... (optional) Attach the heatsink and motherboard assembly to your chassis using the M3 mounting holes along the four sides of the heatsink together with the bundled M3 screws...
3... Orient the motherboard so that the CPU and chipset on its backside are in direct contact with the copper pad on the heat spreader, and the five (5) screw holes on the motherboard are aligned to the five (5) standoffs on the heat spreader...
4... Secure the motherboard to the heat spreader using the five (5) M2... 5 spring screws bundled with the heat spreader in the sequence shown below...
4... 1 Getting to know your BIOS The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as Storage Device Configuration, Advanced Power Management, and Boot Device Configuration that are needed for system startup... Under normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure optimal performance... DO NOT change the default BIOS settings except in the following circumstances:
4... 2 BIOS setup program Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters... The BIOS screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup program...
BIOS menu screen This section provides a brief introduction of the BIOS Interface of your Single Board Computer...
4... 3 Main Menu When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears... The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set the system date and time... Scroll down to display the other BIOS items...
Start ASUS EzFlash Allows you to run ASUS EzFlash BIOS ROM Utility when you press <Enter>... Refer to the ASUS EzFlash Utility section for details...
[Windows UEFI mode] Allows you to select your installed operating system... Execute the Microsoft Secure Boot check... Only select this option when booting on Windows UEFI mode or other Microsoft Secure Boot compliant OS...
This item allows you to enable or disable Activate Remote Assistance Process to trigger CIRA boot... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable hiding Unconfigure ME confirmation prompt when attempting ME unconfiguration... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This item allows you to select the resolution for UI text mode... Configuration options: [Auto] [640x480] [800x600] [1024x768]
Security Device Support Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS support for security device... Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
Physical Presence Spec Version Select to tell the OS to support PPI Spec Version 1... 2 or 1... 3... Configuration options: [1... 2] [1... 3]
PCH DMI ASPM This item allows you to control the Active State Power Management on both NB (NorthBridge) side and SB (SouthBridge) side of the DMI Link... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ASPM This item allows you to control ASPM support for the PEG 0... This has no effect if PEG is not currently the active device... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [ASPM L0s] [ASPM L1] [ASPM L0sL1]
Intel Trusted Execution Technology This item allows you to enable or disable utilization of additional hardware capabilities provided by Intel (R) Trusted Execution Technology... Changes require a full power cycle to take effect... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Intel(R) Speed Shift Technology support... When enabled, CPPC v2 interface allows hardware controlled P-states... Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
When enabled, disables Gen2 PLL Shutdown and L1 Controller power gating... Enable this option if using Titan Ridge A0/Alpine Ridge Thunderbolt controller... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This item allows you to select the ASPM state for energy-saving conditions... Configuration options: [Disabled] [L0s] [L1] [L0sL1] [Auto]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Rootport extensions for Downstream Port Containment... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This item allows you to set the number of milliseconds reference code will wait for link to exit Detect State for enabled ports before assuming there is no device and potentially disabling the port... Configuration options:  - 
Allows you to set the LTR Snoop Latency Multiplier of PCH PCIE... Configuration options: [1 ns] [32 ns] [1024 ns] [32768 ns] [1048576 ns] [33554432 ns]
Allows you to set the LTR Non Snoop Latency Multiplier of PCH PCIE... Configuration options: [1 ns] [32 ns] [1024 ns] [32768 ns] [1048576 ns] [33554432 ns]
SMART Self Test SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system that shows a warning message during POST (Power-On Self Test) when an error occurs in the hard disks... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Aggressive LPM Support This item is designed for LPM (link power management) support with a better energy saving conditions... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel LAN 2 Controller Allows you to enable or disable Intel LAN 2... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
I2C1 Controller Allows you to enable or disable SerialIO Controller... If a given device is Function 0 PSF disabling is skipped... PSF default will remain and device PCI CFG Space will still be visible... This is needed to allow PCI enumerator access functions above 0 in a multifunction device... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI Sleep State Allows you to select the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter when the SUSPEND button is pressed... Configuration options: [Suspend Disabled] [S3 (Suspend to RAM)]
Power On By PCI-E Allows you to enable or disable the wake-on-LAN function for the onboard LAN controller or other installed PCI-E LAN cards... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Allows you to choose the setting for Super IO device... Configuration options: [Auto] [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;] [IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;] [IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;] [IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
Console Redirection Allows you to enable or disable the console redirection feature... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors... [Mark] and [Space] parity do not allow for error detection... [None] None... [Even] parity bit is 0 if the num of 1s in the data bits is even... [Odd] parity bit is 0 if num of 1s in the data bits is odd... [Mark] parity bit is always 1... [Space] parity bit is always 0...
Flow control can prevent data loss from buffer overflow... When sending data, if the receiving buffers are full, a stop signal can be sent to stop the data flow... Once the buffers are empty, a start signal can be sent to re-start the flow... Hardware flow control uses two wires to send start/ stop signals... Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS]
This setting allows you to specify if Bootloader is selected than Legacy console redirection... [Always Enable] Legacy Console Redirection is enabled for
[Auto] Allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup... If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled... If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled...
Ipv4 PXE Support Enables or disables the Ipv4 PXE Boot Support... If disabled, Ipv4 PXE boot option will not be created... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This allows you to select the LVDS panel used by the Internal Graphics device... Configuration options: [Default] [640x480] [800x600] [1024x768] [1280x1024] [1400x1050 (RB) LVDS1] [1280x1024] [1400x1050 LVDS2] [1600x1200 LVDS] [1366x768 LVDS] [1680x1050] [1920x1200] [1440x900 LVDS] [1600x900 LVDS] [1024x768 LVDS2] [1280x800] [1920x1080 LVDS] [2048x1536 LVDS]
This allows you to select the backlight control method... Configuration options: [PWM Inverted] [PWM Normal]
4... 5 Security This menu allows a new password to be created or a current password to be changed... The menu also enables or disables the Secure Boot state and lets the user configure the System Mode state...
4... Confirm the password when prompted... NOTE: To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/ confirm the password...
Secure Boot Secure Boot can be enabled if the system is running in User mode with enrolled platform Key (EPK) or if the CSM function is disabled... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This option allows you to enable or disable CSM Support... Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This item determines the OpROM execution policy for devices other than Network, Storage, or Video... Configuration options: [Do not launch] [UEFI ] [Legacy]
Setup Prompt Timeout Allows you to set the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key... 65535(0xFFFF) means indefinite waiting... Configuration options:  - 
Boot Override These items displays the available devices... The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system... Click an item to start booting from the selected device...
NOTE: Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu... Select one of the options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit...
4... 8... 1 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility 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... You can update a corrupted BIOS file using a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file...
4... 8... 2 ASUS EzFlash Utility The ASUS EzFlash Utility feature allows you to update the BIOS using a USB flash disk without having to use a DOS-based utility...
WARNING! Ensure to back up your Bitlocker recovery key and suspend Bitlocker encryption in the operating system before updating your BIOS...
IMPORTANT! Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability... Press <F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings...
grade DRAM, SSD, etc... ) will allow this product to be used in environments with ambient temperatures between -20C and 60C, with a 0... 1m/s air flow... If you plan to use a 2... 5 HDD with this product, please use this product in environments with ambient temperatures between 0C~45C, with a 0... 1m/s air flow...
DO NOT throw the Single Board Computer in municipal waste... This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling... This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical, electronic equipment, and mercury- containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste... Check local technical support services for product recycling...
RF exposure warning This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided instructions and the antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter... End-users and installers must be provide with antenna installation instructions and transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure compliance...
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications... Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense...
Dclaration de conformit de Innovation, Sciences et Dveloppement conomique Canada (ISED) Le prsent appareil est conforme aux CNR dInnovation, Sciences et Dveloppement conomique Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence... Lexploitation est autorise aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) lappareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) lutilisateur de lappareil doit accepter tout brouillage radiolectrique subi, mme si le brouillage est susceptible den compromettre le fonctionnement...
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