ASUS A55BM-K Motherboard User Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for ASUS A55BM-K Motherboard User Manual PDF

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BIOS information 2... 1 Managing and updating your BIOS ... 2-1 2... 2 BIOS setup program ... 2-5 2... 3 My Favorites... 2-9 2... 4 Main menu ... 2-10 2... 5 Ai Tweaker menu ... 2-11 2... 6 Advanced menu ... 2-12 2... 7 Monitor menu ... 2-12 2... 8 Boot menu ... 2-13 2... 9 Tools menu ... 2-14 2... 10 Exit menu ... 2-14

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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...

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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...

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Multi-VGA output support: DVI and D-Sub ports Supports Dual-link DVI with max... resolution [email protected] Supports D-Sub with max... resolution [email protected] AMD Dual Graphics technology support* Maximum shared memory of 2G Supports AMD Dual Graphics technology Refer to http://www... amd... com/us/products/technologies/dual-graphics/

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1 x PS/2 mouse port (green) 1 x PS/2 keyboard port (purple) 1 x DVI-D port 1 x VGA output port 1 x LAN (RJ-45) port 4 x USB 2... 0/1... 1 ports 8-channel audio I/O ports (3-jack)

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2 x USB 2... 0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2... 0 ports 1 x COM connector 4 x SATA 3... 0Gb/s connectors 1 x System panel connector 1 x Internal Speaker connector 1 x CPU fan connector (4-pin) 1 x S/PDIF output connector 1 x Chassis fan connector (4-pin) 1 x Front panel audio connector 1 x 24-pin EATX power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

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Standby Power LED 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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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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Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED Page 1... Keyboard and USB device wake up (3-pin KB_USBPWB) 1-13 2... ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V) 1-16 3... AMD FM2+ socket 1-4 4... CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN and 4-pin CHA_FAN) 1-15 5... DDR3 DIMM slots 1-7 6... Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER) 1-18 7... SATA 3... 0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1~4) 1-17 8... System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL) 1-18 9... USB 2... 0 connectors (10-1 pin USB34, USB56) 1-20 10... Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC) 1-11 11... USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPWF) 1-12 12... Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) 1-17 13... Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM) 1-20 14... Standby power LED (SB_PWR) 1-1 15... Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) 1-19

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Ensure that you use an APU designed for the FM2+ socket... The APU fits in only one correct orientation... DO NOT force the APU into the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the APU!

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

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To uninstall the APU heatsink and fan assembly

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1... 4 System memory 1... 4... 1 Overview The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets... A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket... DDR3 modules are developed for better performance with less power consumption... The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:

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The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect (SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module... Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a lower frequency than the vendor-marked value... To operate at the vendor-marked or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2... 5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory frequency adjustment...

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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 groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable...

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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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2... USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPWF) Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using the connected USB devices... Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode)...

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3... Keyboard and USB device wake up (3-pin KB_USBPWB) This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard and USB device wake-up feature... When you set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB), you can wake up the computer by pressing a key on the keyboard... This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS...

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Light Blue (Rear panel) Line In Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Lime (Rear panel) Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Pink (Rear panel) Mic In Mic In Bass/Center Bass/Center Lime (Front panel) Side Speaker Out

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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...

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2... ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V) These connectors are for an ATX power supply... The plugs from the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation... Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit...

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3... Serial ATA 3... 0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G 1~4) These connectors are for the Serial ATA 3... 0 Gb/s signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives and optical disc drives... If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID 10 configuration through the onboard controller...

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System power LED (2-pin PWR_LED) This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED... Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector... The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode...

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7... Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either High Definition Audio or AC`97 audio standard... Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector...

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8... USB 2... 0 connectors (10-1 pin USB34, USB56) These connectors are for USB 2... 0 ports... Connect the USB module cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis... These USB connectors comply with USB 2... 0 specification that supports up to 480Mbps connection speed...

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1... 8 Software support 1... 8... 1 Installing an operating system This motherboard supports Windows Vista / 64-bit Windows Vista /Windows XP / Windows 7 / 64-bit Windows 7 / Windows 8 /64-bit Windows 8 Operating Systems (OS)... Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware...

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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... 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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2... 1... 4 ASUS BIOS Updater The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in DOS environment... This utility also allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process...

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Booting the system in DOS environment 1... Insert the DOS-bootable USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to

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Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously... Press the reset button on the system chassis... Press the power button to turn the system off then back on... Do this option only if you failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options...

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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 or press F7 for the advanced BIOS settings...

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Exits the BIOS setup program without saving the changes, saves the changes and resets the system, or enters the Advanced Mode

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Advanced Mode The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure the BIOS settings... The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode... Refer to the following sections for the detailed configurations...

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2... 3 My Favorites MyFavorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite BIOS items...

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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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Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items... Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction...

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Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items... Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction...

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

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2... 10 Exit menu The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items... You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit menu...

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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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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications... This device complies with RSS 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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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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