ATW-HC2260
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published August 2013
Copyright©2013 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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Contents
1 Introduction........................................................ 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Package Contents................................................
Specifications.......................................................
Unique Features...................................................
Motherboard Layout.............................................
I/O Panel..............................................................
Block Diagram......................................................
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2 Installation.......................................................... 14
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
Pre-installation Precautions.................................
Screw Holes.........................................................
CPU Installation...................................................
Installation of Heatsink and CPU fan...................
Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)..............
Expansion Slots...................................................
Jumpers Setup.....................................................
Onboard Headers and Connectors......................
Driver Installation Guide.......................................
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3 UEFI SETUP UTILITY.......................................... 29
3.1 Introduction..........................................................
3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar............................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys..........................................
3.2 Main Screen.........................................................
3.3 Advanced Screen.................................................
3.3.1 CPU Configuration......................................
3.3.2 CPU Bridge Configuration...........................
3.3.3 PCH Bridge Configuration...........................
3.3.4 Storage Configuration.................................
3.3.5 Super IO Configuration................................
3.3.6 ACPI Configuration......................................
3.3.7 USB Configuration.......................................
3.3.8 WHEA Configuration...................................
3.3.9 Intel TXT(LT) Configuration.........................
3.3.10 ME System................................................
3.3.11 Serial Port Console Redirection................
3.3.12 Voltage Control..........................................
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3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen..........
Boot Screen.........................................................
Security Screen....................................................
Event Logs...........................................................
IPMI......................................................................
Exit Screen...........................................................
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4 Software Support............................................... 54
4.1 Install Operating System......................................
4.2 Support CD Information.......................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD...................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu...............................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu...............................................
4.2.4 Contact Information.....................................
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5 Troubleshooting................................................. 55
5.1 Troubleshooting Procedures................................ 55
5.2 Technical Support Procedures............................. 57
5.3 Returning Merchandise for Service...................... 57
6 Net Framework Installation Guide.................... 58
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock ATW-HC2260 motherboard, a reliable motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality
control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to
ASRock’s commitment to quality and endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the motherboard and step-by-step hardware installation guide. Chapter 3 and 4 contains the configuration guide of BIOS setup and information of the Support
CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software
might be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to
change without notice.
If you require technical support related to this motherboard,
please visit our website for specific information about the model
you are using.
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock ATW-HC2260 Motherboard
(Proprietary Form Factor: 120mm x 320mm)
Support CD x 1 per Package
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1.2 Specifications
Form Factor
Proprietary
Dimension
120mm x 320mm
CPU
Supports Intel® Haswell Xeon E3-1200v3
series Processors 95 Watt(max) & Intel®
Haswell Core i3 Processor
* Intel® Haswell i5/i7 processor support
is an extended advantage provided
by ASRock Rack. It is out of warranty,
user's discretion is required.
Socket
Single Socket H3 (LGA1150)
Chipset
Intel® C226
Capacity
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM slots
Support up to 16GB DDR3 ECC DIMM
Type
Dual Channel DDR3 memory technology
Supports DDR3 1600/1333 ECC DIMMs
(Support for Server and Client OS) /
Non-ECC UDIMMs (Support for Client
OS only)
Voltage
1.5V, 1.35V
Expansion
Slot
PCIe 3.0 x 8
2 slots (x8 mode)
Storage
SATA
controller
Intel® C226: 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s, support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel Rapid Storage
Interface
Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Physical
Status
Processor
System
System
Memory
2 x Intel® i210AT
Supports Wake-On-LAN
Ethernet
LAN
Controller
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet
802.3az
Supports Quad LAN with Teaming
function
Supports PXE
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Managememt
Graphics
Rear Panel I/O
Controller
ASPEED AST2300
IPMI
Dedicated
GLAN
Realtek RTL8211E
Controller
ASPEED AST2300
VRAM
DDR3 16MB
Output
Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up
to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
VGA port
1 x D-Sub
COM port
1 (COM1)
USB 3.0 port 2
LAN Port
2 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and
SPEED LED)
SGPIO1
1
SGPIO2
1
TPM header
1
Auxiliary
1 (includes chassis intrusion, location
Panel Header button & LED, front LAN LED)
ME_
RECOVERY
1
NMI_BTN
1
IPMB Header 1
Internal
Connector
USB 3.0
Header
1
Type A USB
2.0 port
1
CLRMOS
short PIN
1
Buzzer
1
PSU_SMB1
1
Power
Connector
1 (24-pin) + 1 (4-pin)
Fan Header
4 (4 pin)
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System BIOS
SOC_RST1
Header
1 (IPMI Reset PIN header)
LED PIN
Header
1
BIOS Type
64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS
CPU Temp: Use PECI bus to read
sensor inside of CPU
Temperature
AUX Temp : 2Pin header for
Sensor+430mm cable
Hardware
Monitor
Fan
Fan speed (rpm)
Voltage
Voltage Monitoring: CPU voltages,
+3.3V, +5.0V, +12V, +5VSB, +3VSB,
VCCM
Supported OS OS
Environment
System Temp: Area near board sparse
region
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2
/ Windows® Server 2012 / RedHat
Enterprise Linux x64 6.4 (RHEL) /
CentOS 6.4 64bit
Operating
Temperature
0ºC ~ 55ºC (target to do 55ºC)
Storage
Temperature
-20˚C ~ 70˚C
Relative
Humidity
10% to 80%, non-condensed
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1.3 Unique Features
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded
in Flash ROM. This convenient BIOS update tool allows
you to update your BIOS without entering operating
systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. With this utility, you can press the <F6> key during the POST or the
<F2> key to enter into the BIOS setup menu to access
ASRock Instant Flash. Just launch this tool and save
the new BIOS file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or
hard drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few
clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or
other complicated flash utility. Please be noted that the
USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file
system.
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Top:
IPMI
LAN
LAN2 LAN1
COM1
10
26
27
VGA1
USB 3.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
1
1
SOC_RST1
1
2
AUX_PANEL1
1
1
1
PANEL1
TR1
SATA_SGPIO1
1
25
HDLED RESET
PLED PWRBTN
1
NMI_BTN1
OH1
1
1
HDD_FAN1
24
USB3_2_3
BMC
ROM
1
TPM1
BUZZER1
Super
I/O
SATA3_4
1
23
PSU_SMB1
IPMB_1
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SATA3_2
Intel
C226
CMOS
Battery
15
SATA3_1
ATXPWR1
13
ME_RECOVERY1
22
1
SATA3_3
8 9 10 1112
PCIE1
SATA3_5
7
USB1
56
PCIE2
SATA_SGPIO2
3 4
64Mb
BIOS
SATA3_0
16
ATX12V1
17
RoHS
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
320mm
CPU_FAN1
SYS_FAN1
AUX_FAN1
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1.4 Motherboard Layout
120mm
ATW-HC2260
1
Reset BMC Header (SOC_RST1)
2
Auxiliary Panel Header (AUX_PANEL1)
3
Non Maskable Interrupt Button (NMI_BTN1)
4
Thermal Sensor Header (TR1)
5
Overheating LED Header (OH1)
6
HDD Fan Connector (HDD_FAN1)
7
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_5, White)
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9
Vertical Type A USB 2.0 (USB1)
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_4, White)
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Intelligent Platform Management Bus header (IPMB_1)
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PSU SMBus Connector (PSU_SMB1)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_3, White)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2, White)
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ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1, White)
16
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_0, White)
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ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
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CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
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AUX Fan Connector (AUX_FAN1)
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System Fan Connector (SYS_FAN1)
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2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1, Blue)
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ME Recovery Jumper (ME_RECOVERY1)
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TPM Header (TPM1)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_2_3)
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
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SATA SGPIO Connector (SATA_SGPIO2)
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SATA SGPIO Connector (SATA_SGPIO1)
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1.5 I/O Panel
1
3
2
5
6
1 Serial Port (COM1)
2 Dedicated IPMI LAN Port*
3 LAN RJ-45 Port (LAN1)**
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4 LAN RJ-45 Port (LAN2)**
5 USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_01)
6 D-Sub Port (VGA1)
* There are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN
port LED indications.
Dedicated IPMI LAN Port LED Indications
Activity/Link LED
Status Description
Off
No Link
Blinking Data Activity
Link
On
Status
Off
Orange
Green
SPEED LED
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN Port
** There are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the
LAN port LED indications.
LAN Port (LAN1, LAN2) LED Indications
Activity/Link LED
Status Description
Off
No Link
Blinking Data Activity
On
Link
Status
Off
Orange
Green
SPEED LED
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
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SPEED ACT/LINK
LED
LED
LAN Port
1.6 Block Diagram
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Chapter 2: Installation
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
2.1 Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings.
1. Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or
removing the motherboard. Failure to do so may cause
physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard components.
2. In order to avoid damage from static electricity to the
motherboard’s components, NEVER place your motherboard
directly on a carpet. Also remember to use a grounded wrist
strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle
the components.
3. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
4. Whenever you uninstall any components, place them on a
grounded anti-static pad or in the bag that comes with the
components.
5. When placing screws to secure the motherboard to the
chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so
may damage the motherboard.
2.2 Screw Holes
Place screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
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2.3 CPU Installation
For the installation of Intel 1150-Pin
Load Plate
Load Lever
CPU, please follow the steps below.
Contact Array
Socket Body
1150-Pin Socket Overview
Before you insert the 1150-Pin CPU into the socket, please check if
the CPU surface is unclean or if there are any bent pins in the
socket. Do not force to insert the CPU into the socket if above
situation is found. Otherwise, the CPU will be seriously damaged.
Step 1. Open the socket:
Step 1-1.Disengage the lever by pressing
it down and sliding it out of the
hook.
Step 1-2.K eep the lever positioned at
about 135 degrees in order to flip
up the load plate.
Step 2. Remove the PnP Cap (Pick and Place Cap).
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1. It is recommended to use the cap tab to handle and avoid kicking
off the PnP cap.
2. This cap must be placed if returning the motherboard for after
service.
black line
Step 3. Insert the 1150-Pin CPU:
Step 3-1.Hold the CPU by the edge which
is marked with a black line.
Step 3-2.Locate Pin1 and the two orientation key notches.
alignment key
orientation key notch
Pin1
Pin1
alignment key
orientation key notch
1150-Pin Socket
1150-Pin CPU
For proper inserting, please ensure to match the two orientation key
notches of the CPU with the two alignment keys of the socket.
Step 3-3.Carefully place the CPU into the
socket.
Step 3-4.Verify that the CPU is within the
socket and properly mated to the
orient keys.
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Step 4. Close the socket:
Step 4-1.Flip the load plate onto the IHS.
Step 4-2.Press down the load lever, and
secure it with the load plate tab
under the retention tab.
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2.4 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
This motherboard is equipped with 1150-Pin socket that supports Intel
1150-Pin CPUs. Please adopt the type of heatsink and cooling fan compliant with Intel 1150-Pin CPU to dissipate heat. Before you install the
heatsink, you need to spray thermal interface material between the CPU
and the heatsink to improve heat dissipation. Ensure that the CPU and the
heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. Then
connect the CPU fan to the CPU_FAN connector (CPU_FAN1, see page
10, No. 18).
For proper installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals
of your CPU fan and heatsink.
Below is an example to illustrate the installation of
the heatsink for 1150-Pin CPUs.
Step 1. Apply thermal interface material onto the
center of the IHS on the socket’s surface.
Apply Thermal
Interface Material
Step 2. Place the heatsink onto the socket. Ensure that the fan cables are faced on the
side closest to the CPU fan connector on
the motherboard (CPU_FAN1, see page
10, No. 18).
Step 3. Align fasteners with the motherboard
throughholes.
Step 4. Rotate the fastener clockwise, then press
the fastener caps down with your thumb
to install and lock. Repeat with remaining
fasteners.
Fan cables on side
closest to MB header
Fastener slots
pointing straight out
Press Down
(4 Places)
If you press down the fasteners without rotating them clockwise, the heatsink cannot be secured on the motherboard.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Connect CPU fan connector with the fan header on the
motherboard.
Secure redundant cable with tie-wrap to ensure that the cable
does not interfere with the fan’s operation or contact other
components.
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2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM
slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel
configuration, you always need to install two identical (the same brand,
speed, size and chip-type) memory modules in the DDR3 DIMM slots to
activate Dual Channel Memory Technology. Otherwise, it will operate at
single channel mode.
1.
2.
3.
It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory
module into a DDR3 slot; otherwise, this motherboard
and DIMM may be damaged.
If you install only one memory module or two non
identical memory modules, it is unable to activate Dual
Channel Memory Technology.
Some DDR3 1GB double-sided DIMMs with 16 chips
may not work on this motherboard. It is not
recommended to install them on this motherboard.
Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or system components.
Step 1. Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Step 2. Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the slot.
notch
break
notch
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break
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force
the DIMM into the slot at incorrect orientation.
Step 3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both
ends fully snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
There are 2 PCI Express slots on the motherboard.
PCIE slots:
PCIE1 (PCIE 3.0 x8 slot) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width
graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIE 3.0 x8 slot) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width
graphics cards.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the
power supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged.
Please read the documentation of the expansion card and make
necessary hardware settings for the card before you start the
installation.
Step 2. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already
installed in a chassis).
Step 3. Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep
the screws for later use.
Step 4. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the
card is completely seated on the slot.
Step 5. Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Step 6. Replace the system cover.
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2.7 Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are
setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap
is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The
illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose
pin1 and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap
is placed on these 2 pins.
1-2:
Default
2-3:
ME recovery mode
ME Recovery Jumper
(3-pin ME_RECOVERY1)
(see p.10, No. 22)
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2.8 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT
place jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors will cause
permanent damage to the motherboard!
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA_0:
see p.10,
(SATA_1:
see p.10,
(SATA_2:
see p.10,
(SATA_3:
see p.10,
(SATA_4:
see p.10,
(SATA_5:
see p.10,
These six Serial ATA3
(SATA3) connectors support SATA data cables for
internal storage devices.
The current SATA3 interface
allows up to 6.0 Gb/s data
transfer rate.
No. 16)
No. 15)
No. 13)
No. 12)
No. 9)
SATA3_5 SATA3_4 SATA3_3 SATA3_2 SATA3_1 SATA3_0
No. 7)
Vertical Type A USB 2.0
There is one USB 2.0 port
on this motherboard.
(USB1)
(see p.10, No. 8)
USB 3.0 Headers
(19-pin USB3_2_3)
(see p.10, No. 24)
IntA_P_D+
IntA_P_DGND
IntA_P_SSTX+
IntA_P_SSTXGND
IntA_P_SSRX+
IntA_P_SSRXVbus
ID
1
Vbus
IntA_P_SSRXIntA_P_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P_SSTXIntA_P_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P_DIntA_P_D+
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Besides two USB 3.0 ports
on the I/O panel, there is
one header on this motherboard. This USB 3.0 header
can support two ports.
S_PWRDWN#
SERIRQ#
GND
+3V
This connector supports
Trusted Platform Module
GND
LAD2
LAD1
LAD3
LAD0
SMB_CLK_MAIN
SMB_DATA_MAIN
GND
(see p.10, No. 23)
FRAME
(17-pin TPM1)
PCIRST#
TPM Header
System Panel Header
GND
+3VSB
PCICLK
1
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.10, No. 25)
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(TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital
certificates, passwords, and
data. A TPM system also
helps enhance network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform
integrity.
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
GND
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Connect the power switch, reset switch and system status indicator on the chassis to this header according to the pin assignments
below. Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the
cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may
configure the way to turn off your system using the power switch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the
reset switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and
fails to perform a normal restart.
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel.
The LED is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps
blinking when the sys-tem is in S1/S3 sleep state. The LED is off
when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel.
The LED is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data.
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The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists of power switch, reset switch, power LED,
hard drive activity LED, speaker and etc. When connecting your
chassis front panel module to this header, make sure the wire assignments and the pin assignments are matched correctly.
LAN2_LINK
LOCATORLED2+
LAN1_LINK
LED_PWR
LED_PWR
GND
LOCATORLED2-
+5VSB
LOCATORBTN#
GND
B
12C_4_DATA#
A
LOCATORLED1-
NC
(18-pin AUX_PANEL1)
(see p.10, No. 2)
12C_4_CLK#
Auxiliary Panel Header
LOCATORLED1+
GND
CASEOPEN
+5VSB
1
C
This header supports multiple functions on the front
panel, including front panel
SMB, internet status indicator and chassis intrusion pin.
D
A. Front panel SMBus connecting pin (6-pin FPSMB)
This header allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) equipment. It can be used for communication between
peripheral equipment in the system, which has slower
transmission rates, and power management equipment.
B. Internet status indicator (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED)
These two 2-pin headers allow you to use the Gigabit internet
indicator cable to connect to the LAN status indicator. When this
indicator flickers, it means that the internet is properly connected.
C. Chassis intrusion pin (2-pin CHASSIS)
This header is provided for host computer chassis with chassis
intrusion detection designs. In addition, it must also work with
external detection equipment, such as a chassis intrusion
detection sensor or a microswitch. When this function is activated,
if any chassis component movement occurs, the sensor will
immediately detect it and send a signal to this header, and the
system will then record this chassis intrusion event. The default
setting is set to the CASEOPEN and GND pin; this function is off.
D. Locator LED (6-pin LOCATOR)
This header is for the locator switch and LED on the front panel.
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Fan Connectors
(4-pin HDD_FAN1: see p.10, No. 6)
GND
+12V
FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
(4-pin CPU_FAN1: see p.10, No. 18)
(4-pin AUX_FAN1: see p.10, No. 19)
(4-pin SYS_FAN1: see p.10, No. 20)
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2
3
Please connect the fan
cables to the fan connectors
and match the black wire to
the ground pin. All fans supports Fan Control.
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Though this motherboard provides a 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan)
connector, 3-Pin CPU fans can still work successfully even without the fan speed control function. If you plan to connect a 3-Pin
CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this motherboard, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.10, No. 14)
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12
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Please connect an ATX power supply to this connector.
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Though this motherboard provides a 24-pin ATX power connector,
it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.
To use a 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power supply
along Pin 1 and Pin 13.
1
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20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
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Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
ATX 12V Power
Connector
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.10, No. 17)
Thermal Sensor Header
(2-pin TR1)
(see p.10, No. 4)
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Please connect the thermal
sensor cable to this header
and the other end to the
device which you wish to
monitor its temperature.
TR1
1
GND
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Intelligent Platform
Management Bus header
IPMB_SCL
IPMB_SDA
(4-pin IPMB_1)
(see p.10, No. 10)
GND
No connect
Serial General Purpose
Input/Output Header
SCLOCK
SLOAD
GND
(7-pin SATA_SGPIO1)
(see p.10, No. 27)
board or front panel connection for value added features
and 3rd-party add-in cards,
such as Emergency Management cards, that provide
management features using
the IPMB.
This header supports Serial
Link interface for onboard
SATA connections.
1
(7-pin SATA_SGPIO2)
(see p.10, No. 26)
SDATAOUT
GND
PSU SMBus
GND
SMBDATA
(5-pin PSU_SMB1)
(see p.10, No. 11)
1
SMBCLK
+3VSB
ALERT
Non Maskable Interrupt
Button Header
(2-pin NMI_BTN1)
(see p.10, No. 3)
GND
1
(2-pin SOC_RST1)
(see p.10, No. 1)
PSU SMBus monitors the
status of the power supply,
fan and system temperature.
Please connect a NMI device to this header.
CONTROL
External SOC Reset Input
GND
1
EXTRST#
Overheating LED Header
(2-pin OH1)
(see p.10, No. 5)
This 4-pin connector is used
to provide a cabled base-
LED2-
1
LED2+
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This is another reset input
for reseting BMC part function.
Connect an LED to this
header to provide warning of
chassis overheating.
2.9 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your
optical drive first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be autodetected and listed on the support CD driver page. Please follow the order
from top to bottom to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers
you install can work properly.
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Chapter 3: UEFI SETUP UTILITY
3.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to configure
your system. The UEFI chip on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP
UTILITY. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY when you start up the
computer. Please press <F2> or <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test
(POST) to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, otherawise, POST will continue
with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button
on the system chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and
then back on.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the
following UEFI setup screens and descriptions are for reference
purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on
your screen.
3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
Main
For setting system time/date information
Advanced For advanced system configurations
H/W Monitor Displays current hardware status
Boot
For configuring boot settings and boot priority
Security
For security settings
Event Logs For event log configuration
IPMI
For Intelligent Platform Management Interface
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI Setup Utility
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Use <
> key or <
> key to choose among the selections on
the menu bar, and use <
> key or <
> key to move the cursor
up or down to select items, then press <Enter> to get into the sub
screen. You can also use the mouse to click your required item.
Please check the following table for the descriptions of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
+ / <Tab>
<PGUP>
<PGDN>
<HOME>
<END>
<F1>
<F7>
<F9>
<F10>
<F12>
<ESC>
Function Description
To change option for the selected items
Switch to next function
Go to the previous page
Go to the next page
Go to the top of the screen
Go to the bottom of the screen
To display the General Help Screen
Discard changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
Load optimal default values for all the settings
Save changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
Print screen
Jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
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3.2 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear
and display the system overview.
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3.3 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items:
CPU Configuration, CPU Bridge Configuration, PCH Bridge Configuration,
Storage Configuration, Super IO Configuration, ACPI Configuration, USB
Configuration, WHEA Configuration, Intel TXT(LT) Configuration, ME Subsystem, Serial Port Console Redirection and Voltage Control.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to
malfunction.
Instant Flash
Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This
convenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI
without entering operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just save the new UEFI file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard drive and launch this tool, then you can update
your UEFI only in a few clicks without preparing an additional
floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please be noted
that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file
system. If you execute Instant Flash utility, the utility will show
the UEFI files and their respective information. Select the proper
UEFI file to update your UEFI, and reboot your system after the
UEFI update process is completed.
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3.3.1 CPU Configuration
Active Processor Cores
Use this item to select the number of cores to enable in each processor package. The default value is [All].
Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel SpeedStep technology is Intel’s new power saving technology. Processors can switch between multiple frequencies and voltage points to enable power saving. The default value is [Enabled].
Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. This item will be
hidden if the current CPU does not support Intel SpeedStep technology.
Please note that enabling this function may reduce CPU voltage and
lead to system stability or compatibility issues with some power supplies.
Please set this item to [Disabled] if above issues occur.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Use this item to enable or disable Intel Turbo Boost Mode Technology.Turbo Boost Mode allows processor cores to run faster
than marked frequency in specific conditions. The default value is
[Enabled].
CPU C3 State Support
Use this to enable or disable CPU C3 (ACPI C2) report to OS.
CPU C6 State Support
Use this to enable or disable CPU C6 (ACPI C3) report to OS.
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CPU C7 State Support
Use this to enable or disable CPU C7 (ACPI C3) report to OS.
Package C State Support
Selected option will program into C State package limit register.
The default value is [Auto].
No-Execute Memory Protection
No-Execution (NX) Memory Protection Technology is an enhancement to the IA-32 Intel Architecture. An IA-32 processor with “No
Execute (NX) Memory Protection” can prevent data pages from
being used by malicious software to execute codes. This option
will be hidden if the current CPU does not support No-Excute
Memory Protection.
Intel Virtualization Technology
When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine
Architecture) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology. This option will be hidden if the
installed CPU does not support Intel Virtualization Technology.
Hardware Prefetcher
Use this turn on/off the MLC streamer prefetcher.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Use this to turn on/off prefetching of adjacent cache lines.
CPU AES
Enable/disable CPU Advanced Encryption Standard instructions.
Spread Spectrum
Select [Auto] for better system stability.
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3.3.2 CPU Bridge Configuration
Onboard VGA
Enable or disable the onboard VGA.
DRAM Frequency
This allows you to configure the DRAM frequency.
VT-d
Use this item to enable/disable Intel(R) Virtualization Technology
for Directed I/O.
PCIE1 Link Speed
This allows you to select PCIE1 Link Speed.
PCIE2 Link Speed
This allows you to select PCIE2 Link Speed.
PCIE1 - ASPM
This allows you to adjust PCIE1 Active State Power Management.
PCIE2 - ASPM
This allows you to adjust PCIE2 Active State Power Management.
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3.3.3 PCH Bridge Configuration
Onboard LAN1
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN1.
Onboard LAN2
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN2.
Onboard LAN1 Boot
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN1 Boot.
Onboard LAN2 Boot
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN2 Boot.
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/
power loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off
when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power
resumes and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
ASPM Support
Use this to set the ASPM level. [Force L0s] - Force all links to L0s
State. [Auto] - BIOS auto configure. [Disabled] - Disable ASPM.
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3.3.4 Storage Configuration
SATA Controller(s)
Use this item to enable or disable the SATA Controller feature.
SATA Mode Selection
Use this to select SATA mode. Configuration options: [IDE Mode],
[AHCI Mode], [RAID Mode] and [Disabled]. The default value is
[AHCI Mode].
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports NCQ and
other new features that will improve SATA disk performance but
IDE mode does not have these advantages.
SATA Aggressive Link Power Management
Use this item to configure Aggressive Link Power Management.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
Use this to enable or disable S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology).
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3.3.5 Super IO Configuration
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Use this item to configure the onboard serial port 1.
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3.3.6 ACPI Configuration
Suspend Mode
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-to-RAM feature. Selecting [Auto] will enable this feature if
the OS supports it.
ACPI HPET Table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default
value is [Enabled].
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the
system from the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the system.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Keyboard/Remote to turn
on the system from the power-soft-off mode.
USB Mouse Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Mouse to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode.
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3.3.7 USB Configuration
USB Controller
Enable or disable all the USB ports.
Intel USB 3.0 Mode
Enable or disable all the USB 3.0 ports
Legacy USB Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 2.0 devices. If you
encounter USB compatibility issues it is recommended to disable
legacy USB support. Select UEFI Setup Only to support USB devices under the UEFI setup and Windows/Linux operating systems
only.
Legacy USB 3.0 Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 3.0 devices.
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control
Control each of the USB ports (0~13) disabling.
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3.3.8 WHEA Configuration
WHEA Support
Use this option to enable or disable Windows Hardware Error
Architecture. The default value is [Enabled].
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3.3.9 Intel TXT(LT) Configuration
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3.3.10 ME Subsystem
Intel® ME Subsystem
Display information regarding Intel® Management Engine.
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3.3.11 Serial Port Console Redirection
Console Redirection
Use this option to enable or disable Console Redirection.
Console Redirection Settings
Use this option to configure Console Redirection Settings.
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3.3.12 Voltage Control
CPU Load-Line Calibration
CPU Load-Line Calibration helps prevent CPU voltage droop
when the system is under heavy load.
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
PCH Voltage
Use this to select PCH Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
PCH 1.5V Voltage
I/O 1.5V Voltage. Use default settings for best performance.
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3.4 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your
system, including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard
temperature and the critical voltage.
CPU Shotdown Temperature
CPU Shotdown Temperature Controller.
CPU Smart Fan Temperature
Use this to control Quiet Fan Function.
CPU Smart Fan Control
Use this to control CPU Smart Fan.
System Smart Fan Temperature
Use this to control System Quiet Fan Function.
System Smart Fan Control
Use this to control System Smart Fan.
AUX Smart Fan Temperature
Use this to control AUX Quiet Fan Function.
AUX Smart Fan Control
Use this to control AUX Smart Fan.
AUX Sensors
AUX Sensors Controller.
AUX Temperature LED Display Mode
When TR1 temperature above it, Alert LED will blink.
Fan Speed Control LED Display Mode
CPU Shotdown Temperature Controller.
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Watch Dog Timer
This allows you to enable or disable the Watch Dog Timer.
The default value is [Disabled].
Case Open Feature
This allows you to enable or disable the Case Open Feature. The
default value is [Enabled].
Clear Status
Enable to clear case open status if case open has been detected.
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3.5 Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you
to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Setup Prompt Timeout
This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation
key. 65535(0XFFFF) means indefinite waiting.
Bootup NumLock State
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric
Lock function after boot-up.
Full Screen Logo
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value
is [Enabled].
AddOn ROM Display
Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. If you enable the
option “Full Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM
information when the system boots, please select [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is
[Enabled].
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CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
Launch PXE OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only.
Select Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM
only.
Launch Storage OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only.
Select Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM
only.
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3.6 Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for
the system. For the user password, you may also clear it.
Secure Boot
Use this to enable or disable Secure Boot Control. The default
value is [Disabled].
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3.7 Event Logs
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
This allows you to configure the Smbios Event Log Settings.
View Smbois Event Log
This allows you to view the Smbios Event Log.
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3.8 IPMI
IPMI Load Default
Select to load IPMI default Conf and reset IPMI.
IPMI I/O Port
IPMI command controller.
System Event Log
Press <Enter> to change the SEL event log configuration.
IPMI network configuration
Use this to configure IPMI network parameters.
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3.9 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, the following message “Save configuration changes and exit setup?” will pop-out. Select [Yes] to
save the changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, the following message “Discard
changes and exit setup?” will pop-out. Select [Yes] to exit the
UEFI SETUP UTILITY without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, the following message “Discard
changes?” will pop-out. Select [Yes] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can
be used for this operation.
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Chapter 4: Software Support
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 / Linux
compliant. Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use
the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only. Refer your
OS documentation for more information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM
drive. The CD automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN”
is enabled in your computer. If the Main Menu does not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file “ASRSETUP.EXE” in the
Support CD to display the menu.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available device’s drivers if the system
detects installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the application softwares that the motherboard supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation
wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock,
you’re welcome to visit our website; or you may contact your dealer
for further information.
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Chapter 5: Troubleshooting
5.1 Troubleshooting Procedures
Follow the procedures below to troubleshoot your system.
Always unplug the power cord before adding, removing or changing
any hardware components. Failure to do so may cause physical
injuries to you and damages to motherboard components.
1. Disconnect the power cable and check whether the PWR LED is off.
2. Unplug all cables, connectors and remove all add-on cards from the
motherboard. Make sure that the jumpers are set to default settings.
3. Confirm that there are no short circuits between the motherboard
and the chassis.
4. Install a CPU and fan on the motherboard, then connect the chassis
speaker and power LED.
If there is no power...
1. Confirm that there are no short circuits between the motherboard
and the chassis.
2. Make sure that the jumpers are set to default settings.
3. Check the settings of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.
4. Verify if the battery on the motherboard provides ~3VDC. Install a
new battery if it does not.
If there is no video...
1. Try replugging the monitor cables and power cord.
2. Check for memory errors.
If there are memory errors...
1. Verify that the DIMM modules are properly seated in the slots.
2. Use recommended DDR3 1600/1333/1066 ECC DIMMs.
3. If you have installed more than one DIMM modules, they should be
identical with the same brand, speed, size and chip-type.
4. Try inserting different DIMM modules into different slots to identify
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faulty ones.
5. Check the settings of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.
Unable to save system setup configurations...
1. Verify if the battery on the motherboard provides ~3VDC. Install a
new battery if it does not.
2. Confirm whether your power supply provides adaquate and stable
power.
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5.2 Technical Support Procedures
If you have tried the troubleshooting procedures mentioned above and the
problems are still unsolved, please contact ASRock’s technical support
with the following information:
1. Your contact information
2. Model name, BIOS version and problem type.
3. System configuration.
4. Problem description.
5.3 Returning Merchandise for Service
For warranty service, the receipt or a copy of your invoice marked with the
date of purchase is required. By calling your vendor or going to our RMA
website (http://www.asrock.com/support/index.asp?cat=RMA) you may
obtain a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.
The RMA number should be displayed on the outside of the shipping
carton which is mailed prepaid or hand-carried when you return the
motherboard to the manufacturer. Shipping and handling charges will be
applied for all orders that must be mailed when service is complete.
This warranty does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure
due to alteration, misuse, abuse or improper maintenance of products.
Contact your distributor first for any product related problems during the
warranty period.
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Chapter 6: Net Framework Installation Guide
To let Intel® RSTe works properly, it is required to install Net Framework.
Please follow the steps below to enable “.Net Framework” feature on
Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2.
Installing .Net Framework 3.5.1 (For Server 2008 R2)
1. Double-click the Server Manager icon in the Windows system
tray.
2. Click Add Features in the right hand pane.
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3. Check the box next to .Net Framework 3.5.1 and then click
Next.
Click Next to continue.
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4. Click Install to start installing .Net Framework 3.5.1.
5. After the installation completes, click Close.
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