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Quick Links. Table of Contents. A8n-sli english edition user's manual, version e pages. Asus computer hardware - motherboard user manual pages. Page 2 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.

Page 3: Table Of Contents How this guide is organized Page 4 2. Page 5 3. Refer to the ASUS contact information. Page Conventions Used In This Guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide Conventions used in this guide To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.

Page 15 This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports. The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards! Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in your package with the list below. Page Special Features Special features 1. See page for details.

See pages Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place. The CPU fits only in one correct orientation.

When the CPU is in place, push down the socket lever to secure Page Memory Configuration C C C C C - support for 4 modules inserted into the blue and black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration. Visit the ASUS website www. Page Installing A Dimm 1. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.

Page Expansion Slots Expansion slots In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support. Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components. Page Interrupt Assignments 1.

For system failure due to overclocking, use the C. CPU Parameter Recall feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values. Page 1. Page 35 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 Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration P o r t Page 38 These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors! A8N5X System panel connector The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to the connector description below for details.

Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided. Follow these instructions to update the BIOS using this utility. Rename the file A 8 N 5 X. C Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

All Rights Reserved Page 51 Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process. Page Asus Update Utility 2. Page Bios Setup Program The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. Page Legend Bar 2. The keys in the legend bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding functions.

This item is not configurable. Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction. Page Pcipnp 2. Key-in a decimal value between MHz. Option [Disable] N. Page Apm Configuration 2. When this item is set to Enabled, the items Date of Month Alarm and Time hh:mm:ss Alarm items become user-configurable with set values.

Page Hardware Monitor 2. Page Removable Drives 2. Floppy Disks Item Specific Help 1. Floppy Disks 1. Page Boot Settings Configuration 2. The password field setting is changed to Set.

Press any key to continue Page 87 This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the motherboard package. Page Installing An Operating System The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.

The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice. Page Drivers Menu 3. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide. Page Ai Net 2 3. Page Audio Configurations 3.

Page If there are detected problems, make sure that your audio cables are connected to the proper audio jack and repeat connector sensing. Page General settings General settings General settings General settings General settings This option shows the audio settings and allows you to change the language setting or toggle the SoundEffect icon display on the Windows taskbar.

Page Using The Nvidia Firewall 3. The motherboard supports the following RAID configurations. Page Installing Hard Disks 3. For optimal performance, install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.

Page Nvidia Raid Configurations 3. The available values range from 8 KB to KB. Page A new set of navigation keys is displayed on the bottom of the screen. The following screen appears.

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