User manual ASUS H61M-K
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[. . . ] Motherboard
E8088 First Edition March 2013
Copyright © 2013 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. 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. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. [. . . ] The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD. This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power. The 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER) Reset button (2-pin RESET) Power/Soft-off button (2-pin PWR_BTN) Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin +HDD_LED-) System power LED (2-pin +PWR_LED-)
+5V GND GND Speaker Out
H61M-K Speaker Out Connector
HD_LED+ HD_LEDGround HWRST# (NC)
PLED+ PLEDPWR GND
1. 9. 1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP / Windows® Vista / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 Operating Systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
• • Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Ensure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions / Windows® Vista Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
1. 9. 2
The Support DVD that comes 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 DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website at www. asus. com for updates.
Support DVD information
To run the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the DVD automatically displays the Specials screen. Click Drivers, Utilities, Make Disk, Manual, and Contact tabs to display their respective menus.
The following screen is for reference only.
Click an icon to display Support DVD/motherboard information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled on your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP. EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP. EXE to run the DVD.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
2. 1 Managing and updating your BIOS
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update utility.
2. 1. 1
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment.
• • ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
ASUS Update utility
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update: 1. 2. 3. Place the support DVD in the optical drive. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS: 1. 2. From the Windows® desktop, click Start > Programs > ASUS > AI Suite II > AI Suite II X. XX. XX to launch the AI Suite II utility. Click Update button from the Quick Bar, and click ASUS Update from the popup menu. From the list, select either of the following methods:
Updating from the Internet a. b. c. Select Update BIOS from the Internet, then click Next. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, then click Next. From the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you wish to download then click Next.
The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Always update the utility to avail all its features.
Updating from a BIOS file 3. a. b. Select Update BIOS from file, then click Next. Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Open.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the updating process.
2. 1. 2
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www. asus. com.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port. Go to the Tool menu to select ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility and press <Enter> to enable it. Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS, and then press <Enter>. Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and press <Enter> to perform the BIOS update process. [. . . ] 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: • • • • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B speciﬁcations. [. . . ]
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