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Chapter 1: Product introduction
Diagnose LAN connection before entering OS! Network problems are often caused
by bad cable connection. AI NET2 remotely detects cable connection the second
you turn on the system, and any faulty connections are reported back up to 100
meters at 1 meter accuracy.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update
BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS
only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-
based flash utility. See pages 2-8 and 2-37 for details.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
When the system hangs due to overclocking failure, there is no need to open the
case to clear CMOS data. Just simply restart the system, the BIOS would show the
previous setting and then users can amend the CPU setting again. See page 1-23
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction
on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision
of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard
consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Taking only 5 seconds to go online from bootup, Express Gate is the one-stop
gateway to instant fun! It’s a unique motherboard built-in OS. You can utilize the
most popular Instant Messengers (IM) like MSN, Skype, Google talk, QQ, and
Yahoo! Messenger to keep in touch with friends, or quickly check on the weather
and e-mails just before leaving your house. What’s more, the user-friendly picture
manager lets you view your pictures without entering Windows at anytime!
• The actual boot time depends on the system configuration.
• ASUS Express Gate supports file uploading from SATA HDDs, ODDs and
USB drives and downloading to USB drives only.