User manual ASUS P8H61-M LX3 PLUS
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Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
[. . . ] P8H61-M LX3 Series
• P8H61-M LX3 • P8H61-M LX3 PLUS
E7258 First Edition March 2012
Copyright © 2012 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. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT. [. . . ] Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
The 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
+5V GND GND Speaker Out
P8H61-M LX3 Series
P8H61-M LX3 Series Speaker out connector
HD_LED+ HD_LEDGround Reset
PLED+ PLEDPWR GND
ASUS P8H61-M LX3 Series
1. 11. 1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP / Vista / 7 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. 11. 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, Manual, Contact, and Specials 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 in 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
ASUS P8H61-M LX3 Series
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. The AI Suite II Quick Bar appears.
Click Update button from the Quick Bar, and then click ASUS Update from the popup menu. From the list, select either of the following methods:
Updating from the Internet
a. c. b.
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.
Chapter 2: BIOS information
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
Select Update BIOS from file, then click Next.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the updating process.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Open.
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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. Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
Exit ASUSTek EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility V00. 75 Flash Info MODEL: P8H61-M LX3 File Path: fs0:\ Drive fs0:\ Folder Info 01/13/11 10:23p 4194304 P8H61LX3. ROM VER: 0301 DATE: 11/28/2011
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
File Info MODEL: Help Info VER: DATE
[Enter] Select or Load
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3. 4. 5. 6.
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 then press <Enter> to perform the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
• This function supports USB flash disks with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
• DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
2. 1. 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.
• Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into P8H61LX3. ROM (P8H61-M LX3) or H61LX3PL. ROM (P8H61-M LX3 PLUS).
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
• The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www. asus. com.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS: 1. 2. 3. 4. Turn on the system.
Insert the support DVD to the optical drive or the USB flash drive that contains the BIOS file to the USB port.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility automatically.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS setting. To ensure system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default BIOS values.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS!Doing so can cause system boot failure!
Chapter 2: BIOS information
2. 1. 4
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in DOS environment. [. . . ] 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. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations. This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. [. . . ]
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