ASUS 970 PRO GAMING-AURA Motherboard User Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for ASUS 970 PRO GAMING-AURA Motherboard User Manual PDF

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Chapter 1: Product Introduction 1... 1 Before you proceed ... 1-1

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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... If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device...

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Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer... These documents are not part of the standard package...

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* Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB... Install a 64-bit Windows OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard...

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AMD SB950 controller: - 6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s) (black) with Raid 0, 1, 5, 10 support - 1 x M... 2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices

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BIOS features 64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2... 0, WfM2... 0, SM BIOS 2... 7, ACPI 2... 0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

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1... 2... 1 Placement direction When installing the motherboard, ensure that you place it into the chassis in the correct orientation... The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below...

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1... 2... 2 Screw holes Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis...

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8... Standby Power LED (SB_PWR) 1-26 9... System panel connector (20-5 pin PANEL) 1-24 10... Overclocking Jack (8-1 pin OCJ) 1-16 11... Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) 1-19 12... USB 2... 0 connector (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112, USB1314) 1-22 13... TPM connector (14-1 pin TPM) 1-21 14... Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM) 1-20 15... Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) 1-21

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The AM3+ socket has a different pinout from the AM2+/AM2 socket... Ensure that you usd a CPU designed for the AM3+ socket... The CPU fits in only one correct orientation... DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!

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Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink and CPU before you install the heatsink and fan if necessary...

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To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly

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1... 4... 1 Overview This motherboard comes with four (4) Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets... A DDR3 module is notched differently from a DDR or DDR2 module... DO NOT install a DDR or DDR2 memory module to the DDR3 slot...

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Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS, when you install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be about 3GB or less... For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the following:

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When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support Share IRQ or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments... Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI

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Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1-3 when using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment...

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This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS... You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data... The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords...

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At lower frequencies, the CPUs temperature tolerance increases... It will however remain stable at lower frequencies at much colder or warmer temperatures... Once it comes out of a heavy load while transitioning over to a light load, when the temperature does not warm fast enough, it may crash... To overcome this, simply short the 2-pins to decrease the processor frequency... Switching over to Slow-Mode during critical moments when Temperature/Max Frequency alignment is off-sync can prevent a lot of crashes, even when trying to boot into the OS at cold temperatures...

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* and **: Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LEDs and audio port definitions...

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Light Blue Line In Line In Line In Line In Lime Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Pink Mic In Mic In Mic In Mic In Orange Center/Subwoofer Center/Subwoofer Black Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Gray Side Speaker Out

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We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when configuring a system with more power-consuming devices or when you intend to install additional devices... The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate...

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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! The CPU_FAN connector supports a CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power...

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If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio]... If you want to connect an AC97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]... By default, this connector is set to [HD Audio]...

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These connectors allow you to connect a USB 3... 0 module for additional USB 3... 0 front or rear panel ports... With an installed USB 3... 0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of USB 3... 0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, faster charging time for USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency and backward compatibility with USB 2... 0...

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These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6... 0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6... 0 Gb/s signal cables...

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This connector is for the system power button... Pressing the power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the operating system settings... Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF...

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The M... 2 (Socket 3) with M Key supports type 2242 (22mm x 42mm), 2260 (22mm x 60mm), and 2280 (22mm x 80mm) PCIe interface storage devices...

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The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode... This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component... The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED...

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The RGB LED lighting control provides several lighting schemes, which allow you to customize your favorite LED effect... You can set your favorite LED effect to cast a stunning multi-color glow across your build, change shades to indicate CPU temperature, or pulsate in time to the beat of your music...

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BIOS Information 2 2... 1... 1 EZ Update EZ Update is a utility that allows you to automatically update your motherboards softwares, drivers and the BIOS version easily... With this utlity, you can also manually update the saved BIOS and select a boot logo when the system goes into POST...

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2... 1... 2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OSbased utility... Press <Enter> to launch the EZ Flash 2 screen...

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2... 1... 3 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 restore a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file...

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ISOLINUX 3... 20 2006-08-26 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H... Peter Anvin A Bootable DVD/CD is detected... Press ENTER to boot from the DVD/CD... If no key is pressed within 5 seconds, the system will boot next priority device automatically... boot:

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3... Press <Tab> to switch from Drives panel to Files panel then press <Up/Down or Home/ End> keys to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>...

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Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from a running operating system can cause damage to your data or system... We recommend you always shut down the system properly from the operating system

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EZ Mode By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program... The EZ Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority... To access the Advanced Mode, click Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode or press <F7> for the advanced BIOS settings...

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Advanced Mode The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced endusers to configure the BIOS settings... The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode...

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Scroll bar A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on the screen... Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen...

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1... Use the arrow keys to select an item that you want to add... When using a mouse, hover the pointer to the item...

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2... 4 Main menu The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup program... The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings...

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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... After you clear the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed...

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2... 5 Ai Tweaker menu The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclockingrelated items... Scroll down on the menu to display more items...

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CPU Ratio [Auto] Allows user can manually adjust the maximum nonCPB mode CPU ratio... The value will be limit to CPU base or factory setting... Use the <+> and <> keys to adjust the ratio... The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU model...

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Loadline is defined by AMD VRM spec and affects CPU voltage... The CPU working voltage will decrease proportionally to CPU loading... Higher value gets a higher voltage and better overclocking performance, but increases the CPU and VRM thermal... This item allows you to enable or disable the CPU LoadLine Calibration function...

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Phase number is the number of working VRM phase... Increasing phase number under heavy system loading to get more transient and better thermal performance... Reducing phase number under light system loading to increase VRM efficiency...

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CPU/NB Offset Voltage [Auto] This item allows you to set the CPU/NB Offset voltage... Use the <+> or <> to adjust the value... The values range from 0... 006250V to 0... 700000V with an interval of 0... 06250V...

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CPU/NB Manual Voltage [Auto] This item allows you to set a fixed CPU/NB voltage... Use the <+> or <> to adjust the value... The values range from 0... 500000V to 1... 900000V with an interval of 0... 06250V...

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2... 6... 2 SATA Configuration While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices... The SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port...

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[AHCI] Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface)... The AHCI allows the onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally optimize the order of commands...

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[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...

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Lntel LAN PXE Option ROM [Disabled] This item allows you to enable or disable the Rom Help of the Realtek LAN controller...

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ErP Ready [Disabled] Allows the BIOS to switch off some power at S5 to get the system ready for ErP requirement... When this item is set to [Enabled], all other PME options will be switched off...

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2... 7 Monitor menu The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change the fan settings... Scroll down on the menu to display more items...

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CPU Fan Speed, CPU Opt Fan Speed, Chassis Fan 1-3 Speed, and Water Pump Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A] The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM)... If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A... Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected speed...

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Use the <+> and <> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle... The values range from 60% to 100%... When the chassis temperature reaches the upper limit, the chassis fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle...

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Use the <+> and <> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle... The values range from 60% to 100%... When the chassis temperature reaches the upper limit, the chassis fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle...

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2... 8 Boot menu The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options... Scroll down on the menu to display more items...

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[Auto] For a faster POST time, PS/2 devices will only be available when the system boots up or rebooted when the PS/2 devices have not been reconnected or changed... If you disconnect or change PS/2 devices before restarting the system, PS/2 devices will not be available and BIOS setup program will not be accessible via PS/2 devices...

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Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OpROM first] This item allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to launch... Configuration options: [Both, Legacy OpROM first] [Both, UEFI first] [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]

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Boot from PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices [Legacy OpROM first] This item allows you to select the type of PCIE/PCI expansion devices that you want to launch... Configuration options: [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first]

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Allows you to load the additional KEK from a storage device for an additional db and dbx loaded management...

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Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile... Key in a profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes...

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Save Changes & Reset Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved... When you select this option or if you press <F10>, a confirmation window appears... Select Yes to save changes and exit...

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This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules... These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation... This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturers instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications... However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation... If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

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This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s)... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device...

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ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment... We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials... Please go to http://csr... asus... com/english/Takeback... htm for detailed recycling information in different regions...

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