This is a Used Motherboard Asus TX97 X (REV. 3.00) from a working system. Please note that these motherboards did not include a back plate and none is provided. Typically, they were installed in cases that had built-in back plates.
|Asus TX97 X|
Features of the ASUS TX97 X Motherboard
The ASUS TX97-X careful design is for the demanding PC user who wants many features in a small package. This motherboard:
- Intel Chipset: Features Intel’s 430TX PCIset with I/O subsystems.
- Versatile Processor Support: Intel Pentium ® 75-233MHz (P55C-MMXTM, P54C/P54CS), IBM ®/Cyrix® 6×86-PR166+ (Rev 2.7 or later), IBM®/Cyrix® 6x86MX TM (PR166 & faster), AMD-K5TM (PR75-PR133), AMD-K6TM (PR166 & faster).
- Versatile Memory Support: Is equipped with three DIMM sockets to support (8, 16, 32, 64, or 128MB) 168-pin SDRAM memory modules up to 256MB.
- Easy Installation: Is equipped with BIOS that supports auto detection of hard drives, PS/2 mouse, and Plug and Play devices to make setup of hard drives, expansion cards, and other devices virtually automatic.
- ISA & PCI Expansion: Provides expansion for three 16-bit ISA cards, three 32-bit PCI cards, and 1 shared expansion for either a PCI or an ISA card. Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART-compatible serial ports and one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities.
- Desktop Management Interface (DMI): Supports DMI through BIOS which allows hardware to communicate within a standard protocol creating a higher level of compatibility. (Requires DMI-enabled components.) (See section V)
- PCI Bus Master IDE Controller: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master IDE controller with two connectors that supports four IDE devices in two channels, supports PIO Modes 3 and 4 and Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2, and supports Enhanced IDE devices such as Tape Backup and CD-ROM drives. Supports two drives of either 5.25-inch (360KB or 1.2MB) or 3.5-inch (720KB, 1.44MB, or 2.88MB) disk drives. Supports Japanese “Floppy 3 mode” (3.5-inch disk drive: 1.2MB) and LS-120 floppy disk drives (3.5-inch disk drive: 120MB, 1.44MB, 720K). BIOS supports IDE CD-ROM or SCSI device boot-up.
- Level 2 Cache: 512KB Pipelined Burst SRAM onboard.
- IrDA: Supports and optional IrDA receiver/transmitter device.
- Symbios SCSI BIOS: Has onboard firmware to support optional ASUS SCSI controller cards.
- Audio: Has optional onboard Creative Labs® Audio with 3D sound.
Asus TX97 X Performance:
- SDRAM Optimized Performance – ASUS TX97 series of motherboards support the new generation memory – Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM). This increases the data transfer rate from 264MB/s max using EDO memory to 528MB/s max using SDRAM.
- Double the IDE Transfer Speed – ASUS TX97 series of motherboards with Intel 430TX PCIset improves IDE transfer rate using Bus Master UltraDMA/33 IDE which can handle data transfer up to 33MB/s. The best of all is that this new technology is compatible with existing ATA-2 IDE specs so there is no need to upgrade current hard drives or cables.
- Concurrent PCI – Concurrent PCI allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master busses to memory to CPU.
- ACPI Ready – ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is also implemented on all ASUS 430TX series of motherboards. ACPI provide more Energy Saving Features for the future operating systems (OS) supporting OS Direct Power Management (OSPM) functionality. With these features implemented in the OS, PCs can be ready around the clock everyday, yet satisfy all the energy saving standards. To fully utilize the benefits of ACPI, an ACPI-supported OS such as in the next release of Windows 95 must be used.
- PC ’97 Compliant – Both the BIOS and hardware levels of ASUS TX97 series of motherboards meet PC ’97 compliancy. The new PC 97 requirements for systems and components are based on the following high-level goals: Support for Plug and Play compatibility and power management for configuring and managing all system components, and 32-bit device drivers and installation procedures for both Windows 95 and Windows NT.
Even More Performance Features:
- Voltage Monitoring and Alert – Monitoring system voltage levels ensures stable current to critical motherboard components. Voltage specifications are more critical for future processors, so monitoring is necessary to ensure proper system configuration and management.
- System Resources Alert – Today’s operating systems such as Windows 95, Windows NT, and OS/2, require much more memory and hard drive space to present enormous user interfaces and run large applications. The system resource monitor will warn the user before the system resources are used up to prevent possible application crashes. Suggestions will give the user information on managing their limited resources more efficiently.
- Virus Write Protection – Normally, viruses can destroy data on storage media such as hard drivers, floppy diskettes, and MO. Also, some new-generation viruses will not only destroy data on storage media, but also clear BIOS data which is usually unprotected. ASUS TX97 series of motherboards design will cooperate with BIOS, chipset, and flash EPROM to disable write permission when the system’s initialization stage completes upon boot-up.
- CPU Slow Down – When CPU fans or system fans are malfunctioning, the system will deactivate the CPU Clock line to decrease CPU utilization to the speed upon detection of system overheat. This will also prevent CPU damage from system overheat. The CPU utilization will restore normal operations when temperature falls below a safe level.
- Auto Fan Off – The system fans will power off automatically even in sleep mode. This function reduces both energy consumption and system noise, and is a important feature to implement silent PC systems.
- Dual Function Power Button (requires ATX power supply) – The system can be in one of two states, one is Sleep mode and the other is the Soft-Off mode. Pushing the power button for less than 4 seconds places the system into Sleep mode. Press the power button for more than 4 seconds to enter the Soft-Off mode.
- Remote Ring On (requires ATX power supply) – Use a modem to turn on the computer remotely. With this benefit on-hand, any user can access vital information from their computer from anywhere in the world!
- Message LED – Chassis LEDs now act as information providers. Through the way a particular LED illuminates, the user can determine the stage the computer is in. A simple glimpse provides useful information to the user.
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