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Contents

Chapter 2: 

BIOS setup

2.1 

Managing and updating your BIOS ............................................ 2-2
2.1.1 

Creating a bootable floppy disk ....................................... 2-2

2.1.2 

AFUDOS utility ................................................................ 2-3

2.1.3 

ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility ...................................... 2-6

2.1.4 

ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility ................................................... 2-8

2.1.5 

ASUS Update utility ........................................................ 2-9

2.2 

BIOS setup program .................................................................. 2-12
2.2.1 

BIOS menu screen ........................................................ 2-13

2.2.2 

Menu bar ....................................................................... 2-13

2.2.3 

Navigation keys ............................................................. 2-14

2.2.4 

Menu items ................................................................... 2-14

2.2.5 

Sub-menu items ............................................................ 2-14

2.2.6 

Configuration fields ....................................................... 2-14

2.2.7 

General help ................................................................. 2-14

2.2.8 

Pop-up window ............................................................. 2-15

2.3 

Main menu .................................................................................. 2-16
2.3.1 

System Time ................................................................. 2-16

2.3.2 

System Date ................................................................. 2-16

2.3.3 

Legacy Diskette A ......................................................... 2-16

2.3.4 

Primary IDE Master/Slave ............................................. 2-17

2.3.5 

SATA 1-6 ....................................................................... 2-18

2.3.6 

SATA Configuration ....................................................... 2-19

2.3.7 

System Information ....................................................... 2-20

2.4 

Advanced menu ......................................................................... 2-21
2.4.1 

JumperFree Configuration ............................................ 2-21

2.4.2 

CPU Configuration ........................................................ 2-23

2.4.3 

Chipset .......................................................................... 2-24

2.4.4   Onboard Device Configuration ...................................... 2-26
2.4.5 

PCIPnP ......................................................................... 2-27

2.4.6 

USB Configuration ........................................................ 2-28

2.5 

Power menu ................................................................................ 2-29
2.5.1 

Suspend Mode .............................................................. 2-29

2.5.2 

ACPI Support ................................................................ 2-29

2.5.3 

ACPI APIC Support ....................................................... 2-29