Zulkihn This utility helps you keep your computer at a healthy operating condition. BIN and save it to a floppy disk. Chapter summary Motherboard installation Refer to the drive documentation or the drive label for this information. The A7V8X supports Athlon processors.

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Page 65 4. Page 66 5. EZ Flash will automatically access drive A to look for the file name that you typed. When found, the following message appears on screen. File not found. Page 67 4. This file works only in DOS mode. To determine the BIOS version of your motherboard, check the last four numbers of the code displayed on the upper left-hand corner of your screen during bootup. Larger numbers represent a newer BIOS file. Page 68 5.

Select 1. XXX, then press. Careless updating may result to more problems with the motherboard! Boot from the floppy disk. Page 70 7. The boot block is updated automatically only when necessary. This minimizes the possibility of boot problems in case of update failures.

Follow the onscreen instructions to continue. Page 71 4. This section explains how to configure your system using this utility. Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to change the configuration of your computer in the future. Page 72 4. The General Help screen lists the legend keys and their corresponding functions.

Page 74 4. The format is hour, minute, second. Valid values for hour, minute and second are Hour: 00 to 23 , Minute: 00 to 59 , Second: 00 to To set a password, highlight the appropriate field and press.

Type in a password then press. You can type up to eight alphanumeric characters. Symbols and other characters are ignored. To confirm the password, type the password again and press. The password is now set to [Enabled]. Page 76 4. If automatic detection is successful, Setup automatically fills in the correct values for the remaining fields on this sub-menu. If automatic detection fails, this may be because the hard disk drive is too old or too new. If the hard disk was already formatted on an older system, Setup may detect incorrect parameters.

Refer to the drive documentation or on the drive label for this information. This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active. When Logical Block Addressing LBA is enabled, the bit addressing of the hard drive is used without regard for cylinders, heads, or sectors. Refer to the drive documentation to determine the correct value.

Page 79 Multi-Sector Transfers [Maximum] This option automatically sets the number of sectors per block to the highest number that the drive supports.

Note that when this field is automatically configured, the set value may not always be the fastest value for the drive.

You may also manually configure this field. Refer to the documentation that came with the hard drive to determine the optimum value and set it manually. Page 80 4. Options range from 6 to 30 characters per second.

Page 81 4. Select [Manual] if you want to make changes to the two subsequent fields. Note that selecting a frequency higher than the CPU manufacturer recommends may cause the system to hang or crash. Page 82 Memory Frequency Mhz [Auto] This field allows you to select a higher memory frequency for better system performance. The default of [Auto] allows the system to detect a USB device at startup.

If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If not detected, the USB controller legacy mode is disabled. Page 84 4. The EEPROM on the memory module stores critical information about the module, such as memory type, size, speed, voltage interface, and module banks. It can greatly improve the display speed by caching the display data. You must set this to UC uncacheable if your display card does not support this feature, otherwise the system may not boot. Page 87 4.

Page 89 4. The default setting for each field is [Auto], which utilizes auto-routing to determine IRQ assignments. Configuration options: [No] [Yes] 4. Page 91 4. This feature turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period of inactivity. Power Management [User Defined] This field allows you to activate or deactivate the automatic power saving features.

When set to [Disabled], the power management features do not function regardless of the other settings on this menu. Even if installed, your screen saver does not display when you select [Blank Screen] for the above field.

Page 93 4. Page 95 4. When [Yes] is selected, interrupts may be reassigned by the OS. If you installed a nonPnP OS or if you want to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, keep the default setting [No].

Select Exit from the menu bar to display the following menu. Pressing does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this menu or from the legend bar to exit. Page Load Setup Defaults This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press , a confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to load default values.

Discard Changes This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously saved values.

After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.



Page 65 4. Page 66 5. EZ Flash will automatically access drive A to look for the file name that you typed. When found, the following message appears on screen.


Asus A7V8X-LA Manuals & User Guides

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU, chassis, and power fan speeds in rotations per minute RPM. Bios Beep Codes The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Clicking the icon allows you to see the status of your PC. If you install two hard disks, you must configure the second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. The LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode. This feature does not affect SCSI hard drives. Follow the instructions in Chapter 4.

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