ASUS A320M-C Motherboard User Manual PDF

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Copyright 2016 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved. No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (ASUS). Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL AS IS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT. SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT. Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the owners benefit, without intent to infringe.

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Contents Safety information ...................................................................................... iv About this guide ......................................................................................... iv Package contents ....................................................................................... vi A320M-C specifications summary ............................................................ vi

Chapter 1: Product introduction Motherboard overview ............................................................................. 1-1 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................................................................ 1-8 System memory ........................................................................................ 1-9

Chapter 2: BIOS information BIOS setup program ................................................................................. 2-1 EZ Mode ..................................................................................................... 2-2 Advanced Mode ........................................................................................ 2-3 Exit menu ................................................................................................... 2-4

Appendix Notices .......................................................................................................A-1 ASUS contact information .......................................................................A-4


Safety information Electrical safety To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet

before relocating the system.

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.

Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power cables are unplugged.

Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.

Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power company.

If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.

Operation safety Before installing the motherboard and adding components, carefully read all the manuals

that came with the package.

Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.

To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.

Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area where it may be exposed to moisture.

Place the product on a stable surface.

If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.

About this guide This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the motherboard.

How this guide is organized This guide contains the following parts:

Chapter 1: Product introduction This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. It includes descriptions of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.

Chapter 2: BIOS information This chapter discusses changing system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.


Where to find more information Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.

1. ASUS websites The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.

2. Optional documentation 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.

Conventions used in this guide To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.

DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when completing a task.

CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when completing a task

IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.

NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.

Typography Bold text Indicates a menu or an item to select.

Italics 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: means that you must press the Enter or Return key.

+ + If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+).


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Package contents Check your motherboard package for the following items.

Motherboard ASUS A320M-C motherboard

Cables 2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables

Accessories 1 x I/O Shield 1 x M.2 Screw Package

Application DVD 1 x Support DVD

Documentation 1 x User Manual

If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.


AMD Socket AM4 for AMD A-series / Athlon series processors

AMD Turbo Core Technology 3.0 support

Supports CPU up to 4 cores* * Due to CPU limitation, CPU cores supported vary by processor.

** Refer to for AMD CPU support list.

Chipset AMD A320 Chipset


2 x DIMMs, max. 32GB, DDR4 2133 MHz, non-ECC un-buffered memory

Dual-channel memory architecture * Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. ** Refer to for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List). *** 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.


Integrated AMD Radeon R Series Graphics in the A-Series APU

Multi-VGA output support: HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub ports - Supports HDMI with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @24Hz / 2560 x 1600

@60Hz - Supports DVI-D with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @60Hz - Supports RGB with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @60Hz - Maximum shared memory of 2GB

Expansion slots

1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot*

2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots

1 x PCI slot * Due to CPU limitation, PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot supported varies by processor.

LAN Realtek 8111H Gigabit LAN Controller


4 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors

1 x M.2 socket 3 for M Key and type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices, support SATA & PCIe mode*

* Due to CPU limitation, M.2 socket supported varies by processor.


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Audio Realtek ALC 887-VD2 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC * Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio


USB 6 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports (4 ports at the rear panel; 2 ports at mid-board)

6 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports (2 ports at the rear panel; 4 ports at mid-board)

ASUS unique features

Dependable Stability

ASUS 5X PROTECTION II - ASUS LANGuard - Surge-protected networking - ASUS Overvoltage Protection - World-class circuit-protecting power design - ASUS DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Enhanced DRAM overcurrent protection - ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3X more durable - ESD Guards - Electrostatic discharge protection

Superb performance

UEFI BIOS - Most advanced options with fast response time


Safe motherboard mounting - Component-free areas to minimize damage risk Q-Design - ASUS Q-DIMM - ASUS Q-Slot

UEFI BIOS EZ Mode - featuring friendly graphics user interface - ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 - ASUS EZ Flash 3

Optimized Cooling - Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heat-sink

Rear panel I/O ports

1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)

1 x PS/2 mouse port (green)

1 x HDMI port

1 x DVI-D port

1 x D-Sub port

1 x COM port

1 x LAN (RJ-45) port

4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

3 x Audio jacks support 8-channel audio output


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Internal connectors

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

1 x USB 3.0 connector support additional 2 USB 3.0 port

1 x M.2 socket 3 for M Key and type 2242/2260/2280 devices

4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors

1 x 14-1 pin TPM connector

1 x COM connector

1 x Parallel connector

1 x CPU Fan connector

2 x Chassis Fan connector (Support DC & PWM mode)

1 x Front panel audio connector

1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector

1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector

1 x 2-pin Clear CMOS header

1 x System Panel connector

1 x Chassis intrusion connector

1 x Speaker connector

BIOS features

128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12 PrintScreen, ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information, F6 Qfan Control

Manageability WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Support DVD


ASUS utilities

EZ Update

Anti-virus software (OEM version)

OS support Windows 10*

Windows 7 * 64-bit supported only

Form factor uATX form factor: 9.6 in. x 9.3 in. (24.4 cm x 23.6 cm)

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Product introduction 1Motherboard overview


Beforehandlingcomponents,useagroundedwriststraportouchasafelygrounded objectorametalobject,suchasthepowersupplycase,toavoiddamagingthemdue tostaticelectricity.

Beforeyouinstallorremoveanycomponent,ensurethattheATXpowersupplyis switchedofforthepowercordisdetachedfromthepowersupply.Failuretodoso maycauseseveredamagetothemotherboard,peripherals,orcomponents.

Unplugthepowercordbeforeinstallingorremovingthemotherboard.Failuretodoso cancauseyouphysicalinjuryanddamagetomotherboardcomponents.

Place this side towards

the rear of the chassis


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ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V) CorrectlyorienttheATXpowersupplyplugsintotheseconnectorsandpushdown firmlyuntiltheconnectorscompletelyfit.

Forafullyconfiguredsystem,werecommendthatyouuseapowersupplyunit (PSU)thatcomplieswithATX12VSpecification2.0(orlaterversion)andprovides aminimumpowerof300W.

Ifyouareuncertainabouttheminimumpowersupplyrequirementforyoursystem, refertotheRecommendedPowerSupplyWattageCalculatorathttp://support. details.

CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN1/2) Connectthefancablestothefanconnectorsonthemotherboard,ensuringthatthe blackwireofeachcablematchesthegroundpinoftheconnector.

Donotforgettoconnectthefancablestothefanconnectors.Insufficientairflowinside thesystemmaydamagethemotherboardcomponents.Thesearenotjumpers!Donot placejumpercapsonthefanconnectors!TheCPU_FANconnectorsupportsaCPUfan ofmaximum2A(24W)fanpower.


AMD AM4 CPU socket InstallAMD CPU into this surfacemountAM4 socket,which is designed forAMD A-Series/AthlonSeriesprocessors.

Formoredetails,refertoCentral Processing Unit (CPU).

DDR4 DIMM slots Install1GB,2GB,4GB,and8GB,unbufferedECCandnon-ECCDDR4DIMMs intotheseDIMMsockets.

Formoredetails,refertoSystem memory.

Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2) Thisconnectorisforaserial(COM)port.Connecttheserialportmodulecableto thisconnector,theninstallthemoduletoaslotopeningatthebackofthesystem chassis.

LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT) TheLPT(LinePrintingTerminal)connectorsupportsdevicessuchasaprinter. LPTstandardizesasIEEE1284,whichistheparallelportinterfaceonIBMPC- compatiblecomputers.

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Clear RTC RAM (2-pin CLRTC) ThisheaderallowsyoutocleartheCMOSRTCRAMdataof thesystemsetupinformationsuchasdate,time,andsystem passwords.

To erase the RTC RAM:

1. TurnOFFthecomputerandunplugthepowercord.

2. Useametalobjectsuchasascrewdrivertoshortthetwo pins.

3. PlugthepowercordandturnONthecomputer.

4. Holddownthe<Del>keyduringthebootprocessand enterBIOSsetuptore-enterdata.


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Ifthestepsabovedonothelp,removetheonboardbatteryandshortthetwopinsagain tocleartheCMOSRTCRAMdata.AfterclearingtheCMOS,reinstallthebattery.

TPM connector (14-1 pin TPM) ThisconnectorsupportsaTrustedPlatform Module(TPM)system,whichcansecurely storekeys,digitalcertificates,passwords anddata.ATPMsystemalsohelps enhancenetworksecurity,protectsdigital identities,andensuresplatformintegrity.





+3V +3V


M.2 socket 3 ThesesocketsallowyoutoinstallM.2(NGFF)SSDmodules.



Chassis intrusion header (4-1 pin CHASSIS) Thisconnectorisforachassis-mountedintrusiondetectionsensororswitch. Connectoneendofthechassisintrusionsensororswitchcabletothisconnector. Thechassisintrusionsensororswitchsendsahigh-levelsignaltothisconnector whenachassiscomponentisremovedorreplaced.Thesignalisthengenerated asachassisintrusionevent.

Thechassisintrusiondetectionfeatureisdisabledbydefault.Toenableit,setthe Chassis Intrude Detect SupportitemintheBIOSto[On].

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Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) Thisconnectorisforachassis-mountedfrontpanelaudioI/Omodulethatsupports eitherHDAudioorlegacyAC`97audiostandard.Connectoneendofthefront panelaudioI/Omodulecabletothisconnector.

Werecommendthatyouconnectahigh-definitionfrontpanelaudiomoduletothis connectortoavailofthemotherboardshigh-definitionaudiocapability.

Ifyouwanttoconnectahigh-definitionfrontpanelaudiomoduletothisconnector, settheFront Panel TypeitemintheBIOSsetupto[HDAudio].Ifyouwantto connectanAC97frontpanelaudiomoduletothisconnector,settheitemto [AC97].Bydefault,thisconnectorissetto[HDAudio].

Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1~4) TheseconnectorsconnecttoSerialATA6.0Gb/sharddiskdrivesviaSerialATA 6.0Gb/ssignalcables.

System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL) Thisconnectorsupportsseveralchassis-mountedfunctions.

Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER) This4-pinconnectorisforthechassis-mountedsystemwarningspeaker.The speakerallowsyoutohearsystembeepsandwarnings.

USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12) ConnectaUSB3.0moduletothisconnectorforadditionalUSB3.0frontorrear panelports.ThisconnectorcomplieswithUSB3.0specificationsandprovides fasterdatatransferspeedsofupto5Gbps,fasterchargingtimeforUSB- chargeabledevices,optimizedpowerefficiency,andbackwardcompatibilitywith USB2.0.

USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB34, USB56) ConnecttheUSBmodulecabletoanyoftheseconnectors,theninstallthemodule toaslotopeningatthebackofthesystemchassis.TheseUSBconnectorscomply withUSB2.0specificationsandsupportupto480Mbpsconnectionspeed.

PCI Express slot ThePCIslotsupportscardssuchasaLANcard,SCSIcard,USBcard,andother cardsthatcomplywithPCIspecifications.

PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot ThismotherboardsupportsPCIExpress2.0x1networkcards,SCSIcards,and othercardsthatcomplywiththePCIExpressspecifications

PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot ThismotherboardsupportsPCIExpressx16networkcards,SCSIcards,andother cardsthatcomplywiththePCIExpressspecifications.


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WhenusingPCIcardsonsharedslots,ensurethatthedriverssupportShareIRQorthat thecardsdonotneedIRQassignments.Otherwise,conflictswillarisebetweenthetwoPCI groups,makingthesystemunstableandthecardinoperable.

IRQ assignments for this motherboard

A B C D E F G H PCIex16slot shared

PCIex1_1slot shared PCIex1_2slot shared PCIslot shared RealtekLANcontroller shared HDaudio shared A320ChipsetSATA shared A320ChipsetXHCI shared M.2Socket shared AM4CPUXHCI shared

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5. Line In port (light blue).Thisportconnectstothetape,CD,DVDplayer,orother audiosources.

6. Line Out port (lime).Thisportconnectstoaheadphoneoraspeaker.Inthe2.1,4.1, 5.1and7.1-channelconfigurations,thefunctionofthisportbecomesFrontSpeaker Out.

7. Microphone port (pink).Thisportconnectstoamicrophone.

Refertotheaudioconfigurationtableforthefunctionoftheaudioportsin2.1,4.1,5.1,or 7.1-channelconfiguration.

LAN port

Speed LED

Activity Link LED

LAN port LED indications

Activity/Link LED Speed LED Status Description Status Description OFF Nolink OFF 10Mbpsconnection ORANGE Linked ORANGE 100Mbpsconnection BLINKING Dataactivity GREEN 1Gbpsconnection

1. PS/2 Mouse port (green).ThisportisforaPS/2mouse.

2. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port.This15-pinportisforaVGAmonitororother VGA-compatibledevices.

3. Serial port.This9-pinCOMportisforpointingdevicesorotherserialdevices.

4. LAN (RJ-45) port.ThisportallowsGigabitconnectiontoaLocalAreaNetwork(LAN) throughanetworkhub.

Rear panel connectors

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Audio 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration

Port Headset 2.1-channel 4.1-channel 5.1-channel 7.1-channel

LightBlue(Rearpanel) LineIn RearSpeakerOut RearSpeaker Out

RearSpeaker Out

Lime(Rearpanel) LineOut FrontSpeaker Out

FrontSpeaker Out

FrontSpeaker Out

Pink(Rearpanel) MicIn MicIn Bass/Center Bass/Center Lime(Frontpanel) - - - SideSpeakerOut

To configure a 7.1-channel audio output:

UseachassiswithHDaudiomoduleinthefrontpaneltosupporta7.1-channelaudio output.

8. USB 2.0 ports.These4-pinUniversalSerialBus(USB)portsareforUSB2.0/1.1 devices.

9. USB 3.0 ports.These9-pinUniversalSerialBus(USB)portsareforUSB3.0/2.0 devices.

DuetoUSB3.0controllerlimitations,USB3.0devicescanonlybeusedundera WindowsOSenvironmentandafterUSB3.0driverinstallation.

ThepluggedUSB3.0devicemayrunonxHCIorEHCImode,dependingonthe operatingsystemssetting.


WestronglyrecommendthatyouconnectUSB3.0devicestoUSB3.0portsforfaster andbetterperformancefromyourUSB3.0devices.

10. HDMI port. ThisportisforaHigh-DefinitionMultimediaInterface(HDMI)connector, andisHDCPcompliantallowingplaybackofHDDVD,Blu-Ray,andotherprotected content.

11. DVI-D port.ThisportisforanyDVI-Dcompatibledevice.

DVI-DcannotbeconvertedtooutputfromRGBSignaltoCRTandisnotcompatiblewith DVI-I.

12. PS/2 Keyboard port (purple).ThisportisforaPS/2keyboard.

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Central Processing Unit (CPU) ThemotherboardcomeswithanAM4socketdesignedforAMD A-Series/AthlonSeriesprocessors.

TheAM4sockethasadifferentpinoutfromtheFM2+/FM2socket.Ensurethatyouusea CPUdesignedfortheAM4socket.TheCPUfitsinonlyonecorrectorientation.DONOT forcetheCPUintothesockettopreventbendingthepinsanddamagingtheCPU!

Installing the CPU


ApplytheThermalInterfaceMaterialtotheCPUheatsinkandCPUbeforeyouinstallthe heatsinkandfanifnecessary.





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System memory Overview ThismotherboardcomeswithtwoDoubleDataRate4(DDR4)DualInlineMemoryModule (DIMM)sockets.ADDR4moduleisnotcheddifferentlyfromaDDR,DDR2,orDDR3module. DONOTinstallaDDR,DDR2,orDDR3memorymoduletotheDDR4slot.

Channel Sockets ChannelA DIMM_A1 ChannelB DIMM_B1

YoumayinstallvaryingmemorysizesinChannelAandChannelB.Thesystem mapsthetotalsizeofthelower-sizedchannelforthedual-channelconfiguration.Any excessmemoryfromthehigher-sizedchannelisthenmappedforsingle-channel operation.

AlwaysinstalltheDIMMSwiththesameCASLatency.Foranoptimumcompatibility, werecommendthatyouinstallmemorymodulesofthesameversionordatacode (D/C)fromthesamevendor.Checkwiththevendortogetthecorrectmemory modules.

Duetothememoryaddresslimitationon32-bitWindowsOS,whenyouinstall4GB ormorememoryonthemotherboard,theactualusablememoryfortheOScanbe about3GBorless.Foreffectiveuseofmemory,werecommendthatyoudoanyofthe following:

- Useamaximumof3GBsystemmemoryifyouareusinga32-bitWindowsOS.

- Installa64-bitWindowsOSifyouwanttoinstall4GBormoreonthe motherboard.

- Formoredetails,refertotheMicrosoftsupportsiteat com/kb/929605/en-us.




Installing a DIMM

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To remove a DIMM





BIOS information 2 ScantheQRcodetoviewtheBIOSupdateguide.

BeforeusingtheASUSCrashFreeBIOS3utility,renamethe BIOSfileintheremovabledeviceintoA320MC.CAP.

BIOS setup program UsetheBIOSSetupprogramtoupdatetheBIOSorconfigureitsparameters.TheBIOS screensincludenavigationkeysandbriefonlinehelptoguideyouinusingtheBIOSSetup program.

Entering BIOS Setup at startup To enter BIOS Setup at startup: Press or duringthePower-OnSelfTest(POST).Ifyoudonotpress or ,POSTcontinueswithitsroutines.

Entering BIOS Setup after POST To enter BIOS Setup after POST:

Press + + simultaneously.


Pressthepowerbuttontoturnthesystemoffthenbackon.Dothisoptiononlyifyou failedtoenterBIOSSetupusingthefirsttwooptions.

Usingthepowerbutton,resetbutton,orthe + + keystoforceresetfroma runningoperatingsystemcancausedamagetoyourdataorsystem.Werecommendyou alwaysshutdownthesystemproperlyfromtheoperatingsystem.

TheBIOSsetupscreensshowninthissectionareforreferencepurposesonly,and maynotexactlymatchwhatyouseeonyourscreen.

VisittheASUSwebsiteatwww.asus.comtodownloadthelatestBIOSfileforthis motherboard.

IfthesystembecomesunstableafterchanginganyBIOSsetting,loadthedefault settingstoensuresystemcompatibilityandstability.SelecttheLoad Optimized DefaultsitemundertheExitmenuorpresshotkeyF5.

IfthesystemfailstobootafterchanginganyBIOSsetting,trytocleartheCMOSand resetthemotherboardtothedefaultvalue.SeesectionMotherboard overviewfor informationonhowtoerasetheRTCRAM.

BIOS menu screen TheBIOSsetupprogramcanbeusedundertwomodes:EZ ModeandAdvanced Mode. Press tochangebetweenthetwomodes.

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EZ Mode Bydefault,theEZModescreenappearswhenyouentertheBIOSsetupprogram.TheEZ Modeprovidesyouanoverviewofthebasicsysteminformation,andallowsyoutoselectthe displaylanguage,systemperformancemode,fanprofileandbootdevicepriority.Toaccess theAdvancedMode,clickAdvanced Mode(F7)orpress .



Saves the changes and resets the


Selects the display language of the BIOS setup program

Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature, CPU voltage output, CPU/chassis fan speed, and SATA information

Displays the system properties of the selected mode. Click to

switch EZ System Tuning modes

Displays the Advanced mode


Selects the boot device priority

Shows the bootable devices

Search on FAQsLoads optimized default settings

Displays the CPU Fans speed. Click the button to manually tune the fans

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Configuration fields

Menu bar

General helpSub-menu item

Menu items Last modified settings

Language Hot Keys MyFavorite Q-Fan control

Goes back to EZ Mode

Displays the CPU temperature, CPU and memory voltage output

Quick Note

Advanced Mode TheAdvancedModeprovidesadvancedoptionsforexperiencedend-userstoconfigurethe BIOSsettings.ThefigurebelowshowsanexampleoftheAdvanced Mode.Refertothe followingsectionsforthedetailedconfigurations.

ToaccesstheEZMode,clickEzMode(F7)orpress .

Popup window

Search on FAQs

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Load Optimized Defaults ThisoptionallowsyoutoloadthedefaultvaluesforeachoftheparametersontheSetup menus.Whenyouselectthisoptionorifyoupress ,aconfirmationwindowappears. SelectOKtoloadthedefaultvalues.

Save Changes & Reset Onceyouarefinishedmakingyourselections,choosethisoptionfromtheExitmenuto ensurethevaluesyouselectedaresaved.Whenyouselectthisoptionorifyoupress , aconfirmationwindowappears.SelectOKtosavechangesandexit.

Discard Changes and Exit ThisoptionallowsyoutoexittheSetupprogramwithoutsavingyourchanges.Whenyou selectthisoptionorifyoupress ,aconfirmationwindowappears.SelectOKtodiscard changesandexit.

Launch EFI Shell from USB drives ThisoptionallowsyoutoattempttolaunchtheEFIShellapplication(shellx64.efi)fromoneof theavailableUSBdevices.

Exit menu TheExitmenuitemsallowyoutoloadtheoptimaldefaultvaluesfortheBIOSitems,and saveordiscardyourchangestotheBIOSitems.

Search on FAQ MoveyourmouseoverthisbuttontoshowaQRcode.ScanthisQRcodewithyourmobile devicetoconnecttotheASUSBIOSFAQwebpage.YoucanalsoscantheQRcodebelow.

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Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

This device may not cause harmful interference.

This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required toassurecompliancewithFCCregulations.Changesormodificationstothisunitnot expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate this equipment.

IC: Canadian Compliance Statement ComplieswiththeCanadianICES-003ClassBspecifications.ThisdevicecomplieswithRSS 210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations.

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.

Cut appareil numrique de la Classe B est conforme la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Cet appareil numrique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Rglement sur le matriel brouilleur du Canada.

Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence dIndustrie Canada. Le fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :

(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer dinterfrences et

(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interfrence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhait de lappareil.

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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.

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement

Class B ITE

KC: Korea Warning Statement

REACH Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at

DO NOT throw the motherboard 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 and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.

DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste.

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 for detailed recycling information in different regions.

Regional notice for California

WARNING: This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

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ASUS contact information

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Address 4F, No. 150, Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan Telephone +886-2-2894-3447 Fax +886-2-2890-7798 Web site

Technical Support Telephone +86-21-38429911 Fax +86-21-5866-8722, ext. 9101# Online support

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA Telephone +1-510-739-3777 Fax +1-510-608-4555 Web site

Technical Support Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Online support

ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany Fax +49-2102-959931 Web site Online contact

Technical Support Telephone +49-2102-5789555 Support Fax +49-2102-959911 Online support

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Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)

Responsible Party Name: Asus Computer International Address: 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.

Phone/Fax No: (510)739-3777/(510)608-4555 hereby declares that the product

Product Name : Motherboard Model Number : A320M-C

Conforms to the following specifications:

FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators Supplementary Information:

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.


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