3.1Starting up for the first time

1.After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.

2.Be sure that all switches are off.

3.Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.

4.Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.

5.Turn on the devices in the following order:


b.External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)

c.System power (if you are using an ATX power supply, you need to switch on the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on the front of the chassis).

6.After applying power, the power LED on the system front panel case lights up. For ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the ATX power switch. If your monitor complies with “green” standards or if it has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or switch between orange and green after the system LED turns on. The system then runs the power-on tests. While the tests are running, the BIOS beeps or additional messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance.

Award BIOS Beep Codes



One short beep when

No error during POST

displaying logo




Long beeps in an endless loop

No DRAM installed or detected



One long beep followed by

Video card not found or video card

three short beeps

memory bad



High frequency beeps when

CPU overheated;

system is working

System running at a lower frequency



You will not hear the BIOS beeps when the ASUS POST Reporter is enabled. You will hear the vocal POST messages instead.

7.At power on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions in Chapter 4.

ASUS P4B-E motherboard user guide