Section Option Setting
  Legacy Diskette A: Disabled
IDE Configuration
  ATA/IDE Configuration: Enhanced
  Configure SATA As: AHCI
  Hard Disk Write Protect: Disabled
  IDE Detect Time Out (Sec): 35
  ATA(PI) 80Pin Cable Detection: Host


Section Option Setting
USB Configuration
  USB Function: Enabled
  USB 2.0 Controller: Enabled
  Legacy USB Support: Auto
  USB 2.0 Controller Mode: HiSpeed
  BIOS EHCI Hand-Off: Enabled
Remote Access Configuration
  Remote Access: Enabled
  Serial port number: COM1
  Serial Port Mode: 115200 8,n,1
  Flow Control: None
  Redirection After BIOS Post: Disabled
  Terminal Type: VT100
  VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support: Enabled
Trusted Computing
MPS Configuration
  MPS Revision: 1.4
CPU Configuration
  C1E Support: Enabled
  Max CPUID Value Limit: Disabled
  Vanderpool Technology: Enabled
  CPU TM Function: Enabled
  Execute Disable Bit: Disabled
  Intel (R) SpeedStep(tm) tech.: Enabled


Section Option Setting
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
  Memory Remap Feature: Enabled
  DRAM Frequency: Auto
  Configure DRAM Timing by SPD: Enabled
  Initiate Graphic Adapter: PEG/PCI
  PEG Port: Auto
South Bridge Chipset Configuration
  SMBUS Controller: Enabled
  SLP_S4# Min. Assertion Width: 1 to 2 seconds
Onboard Devices Configuration
  Serial Port1 Address: 3F8/IRQ4
  Serial Port2 Address: 2F8/IRQ3
  PCIE LAN-8056A: Enabled
  LAN8056A Boot ROM: Disabled
  PCIE LAN-8056B: Enabled
  LAN8056B Boot ROM: Disabled
  Plug And Play O/S: No
  PCI Latency Timer: 64
  Allocate IRG to PCI VGA: Yes
  Palette Snooping: Disabled
  IRQ-(3-15) assigned to: PCI Device


Section Option Setting
  ACPI 2.0 Support: Enabled
  ACPI APIC support: Enabled
APM Configuration
  Restore on AC Power Loss: Last State
  Resume On Ring: Disabled
  Resume On PME#: Disabled
  Resume On RTC Alarm: Disabled
Hardware Monitor
  CPU Smart FAN Control: Enabled
  CPU Fan Ratio: Auto
  CPU Target Temperature: 50˚C


Section Option Setting
Boot Device Priority
  1st Boot Device: CDROM
  2nd Boot Device: RAID
  3rd Boot Device: Disabled
Boot Settings Configuration
  Quick Boot: Enabled
  Full Screen Logo: Enabled
  AddOn ROM Display Mode: Force BIOS
  Bootup Num-Lock: On
  PS/2 Mouse Support: Auto
  Wait for ‘F1’ If Error: Enabled
  Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display: Enabled
  Interrupt 19 Capture: Enabled

Build Comments

Connecting the case front panel wiring to a motherboard may seem like a puzzle. For the reference motherboard and case, the front panel wiring consists of:

green-white  -- power LED
orange-white -- HD LED
blue-white   -- power button
red-white    -- reset button
yellow-black -- speaker

The twisted wire pairs should be looped through the RF filter ring (that sintered metal doughnut) before connecting them to the motherboard. The RF filter may be anchored to the case using the supplied zip-tie and holder. Use the following picture as a guide.

Static discharge precautions

  • Perform hardware work in an uncarpeted room.
  • Ground yourself to the computer case at all times. Either use a wrist strap or hold the bare case metal in one hand.
  • Never touch electrical contact surfaces with your bare hands. “Contacts” are the gold areas on the edge of RAM sticks, for instance.


Installing an Intel processor and cooling fan the first time may require expert assistance.

Connect Components

  • Connect an Ethernet cable from your WAN router or gateway into eth0 (the right network port as viewed from the rear of the machine on ASUS P5BV-C).
  • Plug an Ethernet cable from your LAN data switch into eth1 (the left network port as viewed from the rear of the machine on ASUS P5BV-C).