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ASUS POST Reporter

Nothing is more annoying than hearing the dreaded beeping sound after you spent your precious time assembling a system, and you have no idea where you messed up. ASUS motherboards simplify system assembling through POST Reporter, a voice warning design during POST that allows users to clearly understand any system errors.

How Do ASUS Motherboards Speak?

ASUS motherboards are equipped with a Winbond vocal chipset. When the BIOS detects any misplaced devices and components, the BIOS will immediately relay the problem to the vocal chipset. The chipset will then access the voice warning data stored in the EEPROM, which will issue a voice warning in accordance to errors, allowing users to quickly understand where the problems lie. You no longer have to decode the annoying beeping sound to understand what is going on.


In addition, these POST warning messages can be customized through Winbond's Voice Editor software in ASUS' driver CD. Besides providing several different languages, the software also enables you to record your own messages, making your system more personal.

Instruction:

Launch the program either from the Winbond Voice Editor icon on your desktop, or from the Windows Start menu, Programs/Winbond Voice Editor/Voice Editor.

The Winbond Voice Editor screen appears.

To play the default wave files, simply click on a POST event on the left side of the screen, and then click the Play button.

Changing the default language

1. Click on the Load button. A window showing the available languages appears.

2. Select your desired language then click Open. The event messages for the language you selected appear on the Voice Editor screen
3. Click on the Write button to update the EEPROM
4. Click Yes on the confirmation window that appears.

The next time you boot your computer, the POST messages are announced in the language that you selected.


Customizing you POST messages

If your language is not in the selection of if you wish to record your own POST messages to replace the pre-installed wave files, you may easily do so.
1. Launch the Voice Editor and take note of the list of POST events on the leftmost column of the screen.
2. Prepare your message for each events
3. Use recording software, such as Windows Recorder, to record your messages.
4. Save the messages as wave files (.WAV). It is recommended that you save your files in low quality to keep them small. For example, use 8-bit, mono quality at 22Khz sampling rate.
5. From the Voice Editor screen, click on the Add button to display the Add Wave File window.

6. Copy the wave files that you recorded to the database. Close the window when done.
7. Click a POST event on the Voice Editor screen, then on the Edit button. The Event Sound Editor window appears.

8. Locate and select your wave file for the event then click on the arrow opposite Voice1. The file you selected appears on the space next to it.
9. Click OK to return to the Voice Editor screen.
10. Do steps 7 to 9 for the other events.
11. When done, click the Save button. A window appears prompting you to save your configuration.

12. Type a file name with a .flh extension, then click Save.
13. Click on the Write button to compress the file and copy into the EEPROM
14. Click Yes on the confirmation window that appears.

15. You are now all done.

*Note: Enjoy your favorite music during system boot-up by saving the music in a wave file and putting it in "system check ok" or "start booting".

Please go to http://www.asus.com/products/mb/feature.htm to check out which ASUS motherboards are equipped with this feature.

 


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