K10N78hSLI-GLAN
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published April 2008
Copyright©2008 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY
The Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic
substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations
passed by the California Legislature. When you discard the Lithium battery in
California, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance.
“Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
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Contents
1 . Introduction ........................................................... 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
Package Contents .....................................................................
Specifications ...........................................................................
Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows® VistaTM
Premium 2008 and Basic Logo ..................................................
Motherboard Layout ...................................................................
ASRock eSATAII_SPDIF I/O ......................................................
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6
10
11
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2 . Installation ............................................................. 13
Pre-installation Precautions ................................................................
2.1 CPU Installation .........................................................................
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink .........................................
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ....................................
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express slots) ..................................
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
13
14
14
15
17
Hybrid SLITM Operation Guide .................................................... 18
Jumpers Setup .......................................................................... 20
Onboard Headers and Connectors ............................................. 21
HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide .................................... 26
eSATAII Interface Introduction .................................................... 27
SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide ................................................... 30
Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation ................................................................................. 31
Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs and
eSATAII Devices ......................................................................... 32
SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide ....... 33
Driver Installation Guide ............................................................. 35
Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
Without RAID Functions ............................................................ 35
2.15.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 35
2.15.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 36
Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
With RAID Functions ................................................................. 37
2.16.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 37
2.16.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 38
Untied Overclocking Technology ................................................ 39
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3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY .................................................. 4 0
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Introduction ................................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ...............................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys ..............................................................
Main Screen ..............................................................................
Advanced Screen .......................................................................
3.3.1 CPU Configuration ...........................................................
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration ......................................................
3.3.3 ACPI Configuration ..........................................................
3.3.4 IDE Configuration .............................................................
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration ......................................................
3.3.6 Floppy Configuration ........................................................
3.3.7 Super IO Configuration ....................................................
3.3.8 USB Configuration ...........................................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen .................................
Boot Screen ..............................................................................
3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration .............................................
Security Screen .........................................................................
Exit Screen ................................................................................
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4 . Software Support ................................................... 60
4.1
4.2
Install Operating System ...........................................................
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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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock K10N78hSLI-GLAN 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 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-bystep guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration
guide to 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. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for specific information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1
P ack
age Contents
ackage
ASRock K10N78hSLI-GLAN Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.4-in, 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm)
ASRock K10N78hSLI-GLAN Quick Installation Guide
ASRock K10N78hSLI-GLAN Support CD
One 80-conductor Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable
One Ribbon Cable for a 3.5-in Floppy Drive
Two Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
One Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)
One HDMI_SPDIF Cable (Optional)
One “ASRock eSATAII_SPDIF I/O” I/O Panel Shield
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Expansion Slot
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
Connector
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.4-in, 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm
- Support for Socket AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD PhenomTM
FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon
X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron processor
- AMD LIVE!TM Ready
- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology
- FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s) (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology
- NVIDIA® GeForce 8200
- Dual Channel DDR2 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 3)
- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Support DDR2 1066/800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
(see CAUTION 4)
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB (see CAUTION 5)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (green @ x16 mode)
- 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
- 3 x PCI slots
- Supports NVIDIA® Hybrid SLITM Geforce® Boost feature
(see CAUTION 6)
- 5.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio
(ALC662 Audio Codec)
- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Giga PHY Realtek RTL8211B
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
ASRock eSATAII_SPDIF I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x eSATAII Port
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port
- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/Line in/Front
Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 7)
- 6 x SATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 0+1, JBOD and RAID 5), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug”
functions (see CAUTION 8)
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BIOS Feature
Support CD
Unique Feature
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- 1 x eSATAII 3.0Gb/s connector (shared with 1 SATAII
connector) (see CAUTION 9)
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 10)
- 1 x WiFi/E header (see CAUTION 11)
- 4Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- AMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- CPU, DRAM, Chipset Core, HTT Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)
- ASRock OC Tuner (see CAUTION 12)
- Intelligent Energy Saver (see CAUTION 13)
- Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 14)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 15)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost
memory performance up to 12.5% (see CAUTION 16)
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit / VistaTM
/ VistaTM 64-bit compliant
- FCC, CE, WHQL
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
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WARNING
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting
the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using the thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability, or even
cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at
your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
CAUTION!
1.
If you install AM2 CPU on this motherbord, the system bus speed will be
HT1.0 (2000 MT/s). If you install AM2+ CPU on this motherbord, the system
bus speed will be HT3.0 (up to 5200 MT/s), and the HT Link frequency
depends on the ability of the AM2+ CPU you adopt. Please refer to the CPU
support list on our website for more information.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
2.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read
“Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 39 for details.
3.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before
you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read
the installation guide of memory modules on page 15 for proper
installation.
4.
Whether 1066MHz memory speed is supported depends on the AM2+
CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR2 1066 memory module on this
motherboard, please refer to the memory support list on our website for
the compatible memory modules.
5.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be
less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® XP
and Windows® VistaTM. For Windows ® XP 64-bit and Windows® VistaTM
6.
64-bit with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
Hybrid SLITM feature should depend on the driver from NVIDIA® and it may
be updated in the future. As long as we have the latest Hybrid SLITM driver,
we will update it to our website. Please visit our website for the updated
Hybrid SLITM driver in the future. For the operation procedures, please refer
to “Hybrid SLITM Operation Guide” on page 18.
7.
For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono
modes. For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-channel
and 6-channel modes. Please check the table on page 12 for proper
connection.
8.
Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 30 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
directly.
9.
This motherboard supports eSATAII interface, the external SATAII
specification. Please read “eSATAII Interface Introduction” on page 27
for details about eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures.
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10. Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit / VistaTM / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2.
11. WiFi/E header supports WiFi+AP function with ASRock WiFi-802.11g or
WiFi-802.11n module, an easy-to-use wireless local area network
(WLAN) adapter. It allows you to create a wireless environment and
enjoy the convenience of wireless network connectivity. Please visit our
website for the availability of ASRock WiFi-802.11g or WiFi-802.11n
module. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
12. It is a user-friendly ASRock overclocking tool which allows you to surveil
your system by hardware monitor function and overclock your hardware
devices to get the best system performance under Windows ®
environment. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of
ASRock OC Tuner. ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
13. Featuring an advanced proprietary hardware and software design,
Intelligent Energy Saver is a revolutionary technology that delivers
unparalleled power savings. The voltage regulator can reduce the
number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are
idle. In other words, it is able to provide exceptional power saving and
improve power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance.
To use Intelligent Energy Saver function, please enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet
option in the BIOS setup in advance. Please visit our website for the
operation procedures of Intelligent Energy Saver.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
14. Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended to perform over-clocking. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system
or damage the CPU.
15. While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown.
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the
motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it
back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal
grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC
system.
16. This motherboard supports ASRock AM2 Boost overclocking technology
for AM2 CPU. If you enable this function in the BIOS setup, the memory
performance will improve up to 12.5%, but the effect still depends on the
AM2 CPU you adopt. Enabling this function will overclock the chipset/CPU
reference clock. However, we can not guarantee the system stability for all
CPU/DRAM configurations. If your system is unstable after AM2 Boost function is enabled, it may not be applicative to your system. You may choose to
disable this function for keeping the stability of your system.
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1.3
Minimum Hardware R
equirement TTable
able for W
indows ®
Requirement
Windows
Vista TM Premium 2008 and Basic Logo
For system integrators and users who purchase this motherboard and
plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium 2008 and Basic logo, please follow
below table for minimum hardware requirement.
CPU
Sempron 2800+
Memory
1GB system memory (Premium)
512MB system memory (Basic)
VGA
DX10 with WDDM Driver
with 128bit VGA memory (Premium)
with 64bit VGA memory (Basic)
* After June 1, 2008, all Windows® VistaTM systems are required to meet above
minimum hardware requirements in order to qualify for Windows® VistaTM Premium
2008 logo.
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1.4 Motherboard Layout
1 2
4
3
7
6
5
21.3cm (8.4-in)
PS2
Mouse
33
IDE1
30.5cm (12.0-in)
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
ATXPWR1
Center:
REAR SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
FSB2.6GHz
USB 2.0
T: USB0 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB1
FSB800
SOCKET AM2
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDRII_4 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
1
COM1
USB 2.0
T: USB4
B: USB5
Bottom:
ESATAII
34
DDRII_3 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR2 1066
ATX12V1
FSB800
Optical
SPDIF
eSATAII_TOP
Coaxial
SPDIF
35
DDRII_2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
PS2_USB_PW1
DDRII_1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
PS2
Keyboard
1
Dual Channel
CPU_FAN1
AM2+
LAN
PHY
32
K10N78hSLI-GLAN
CLRCMOS1
1
PCIE2
AUDIO
CODEC
28
1
WIFI/E
USB8_9
1
PCI3
27
HD_AUDIO1
1
PANEL 1
CD1
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
4Mb
BIOS
11
12
13
14
1
USB6_7
SPEAKER1
1
FLOPPY1
7
PLED PWRBTN
CHA_FAN1
IR1
1
26 25 24
SATAII_6 (PORT5)
SATAII_1 (PORT0)
RoHS
PCI2
1
SATAII_5 (PORT4)
PCI1
HDMI_SPDIF1
SATAII_4 (PORT3)
NVIDIA
GeForce 8200
Chipset
SATAII_3 (PORT2)
10
PCIE3
30
29
9
CMOS
BATTERY
SATAII_2 (PORT1)
Super
I/O
PCI Express 2.0
PCIE1
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
1
HDLED
23
22 21
PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
AM2 940-Pin CPU Socket
2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel A: DDRII_1, DDRII_2; Yellow)
2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel B: DDRII_3, DDRII_4; Orange)
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
SATAII Connector (SATAII_5 (PORT4))
SATAII Connector (SATAII_6 (PORT5))
SATAII Connector (SATAII_4 (PORT3))
SATAII Connector (SATAII_2 (PORT1))
USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
SATAII Connector (SATAII_1 (PORT0))
SPI BIOS Chip
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18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
RESET
20 19 18 17 16 15
SATAII Connector (SATAII_3 (PORT2))
NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Chipset
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection Header
(IR1)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
WiFi/E Header (WIFI/E)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 3)
HDMI_SPDIF Header (HDMI_SPDIF1)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE3, White)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE2, White)
PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE1, Green)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
COM Port Header (COM1)
eSATAII Connector (eSATAII_TOP)
1.5
ASR
ock eSA
ASRock
eSATTAII_SPDIF I/O
2
1
5
14
1
2
3
4
5
*6
7
12
13
11
10
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
LAN RJ-45 Port
Rear Speaker (Black)
Central / Bass (Orange)
Line In (Light Blue)
Front Speaker (Lime)
Microphone (Pink)
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
3
6
4
7
8
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB45)
eSATAII Port
Optical SPDIF Out Port
Coaxial SPDIF Out Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
* If you use 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”.
See the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
TABLE for Audio Output Connection
Audio Output Channels Front Speaker Rear Speaker
Central / Bass
2
(No. 6)
V
(No. 3)
--
(No. 4)
--
4
6
V
V
V
V
-V
* To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. Please refer to below steps for the software setting of Multi-Streaming.
For Windows® XP:
After restarting your computer, you will find “Mixer” tool on your system. Please select “Mixer
ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and click “ok”. Choose “2CH” or
“4CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA Primary output” to use Rear Speaker
and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio. Then
reboot your system.
For Windows® VistaTM:
After restarting your computer, please double-click “Realtek HD Audio Manager” on the
system tray. Set “Speaker Configuration” to “5.1 Speaker”. Click “Device advanced settings”,
choose “Make front and rear output devices playbacks two different audio streams
simultaneously”, and click “ok”. Then reboot your system.
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2. Installation
This is an ATX form factor (12.0-in x 8.4-in, 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm) motherboard.
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the
power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static
electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or
the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a
safety grounded object before you handle components.
Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard
to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may
damage the motherboard.
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2.1
CPU Installation
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
o
Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle.
Position the CPU directly above the socket such that the CPU corner with
the golden triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
Step 4.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Lever 90° Up
CPU Golden Triangle
Socket Corner
Small Triangle
STEP 1:
Lift Up The Socket Lever
STEP 2 / STEP 3:
Match The CPU Golden Triangle
To The Socket Corner Small
Triangle
STEP 4:
Push Down And Lock
The Socket Lever
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
After you install the CPU into this motherboard, it is necessary to install a
larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. You also need to spray
thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat
dissipation. Make sure 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 11, No. 3). For proper
installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan
and the heatsink.
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2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides four 240-pin DDR2 (Double Data Rate 2) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel configuration,
you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size and chip-type)
DDR2 DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words, you have to install
identical DDR2 DIMM pair in Dual Channel A (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2; Yellow slots;
see p.11 No.6) or identical DDR2 DIMM pair in Dual Channel B (DDRII_3 and
DDRII_4; Orange slots; see p.11 No.7), so that Dual Channel Memory Technology
can be activated. This motherboard also allows you to install four DDR2 DIMMs for
dual channel configuration, and please install identical DDR2 DIMMs in all four
slots. You may refer to the Dual Channel Memory Configuration Table below.
Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDRII_1
(Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
(1)
(2)
(3)*
DDRII_2
(Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
DDRII_3
DDRII_4
(Orange Slot) (Orange Slot)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
* For the configuration (3), please install identical DDR2 DIMMs in all four slots.
1.
If you want to install two memory modules, for optimal compatibility and reliability, it is recommended to install them in the slots of
the same color. In other words, install them either in the set of
yellow slots (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2), or in the set of orange slots
(DDRII_3 and DDRII_4).
2.
3.
If only one memory module or three memory modules are installed
in the DDR2 DIMM slots on this motherboard, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
Channel, for example, installing a pair of memory modules in DDRII_1
and DDRII_3, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory
4.
Technology .
It is not allowed to install a DDR memory module into DDR2 slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
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Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break
on the slot.
notch
break
notch
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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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There are 3 PCI slots and 3 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIE slots: PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot; Green) is used for PCI Express cards with x16
lane width graphics cards.
PCIE2 / PCIE3 (PCIE x1 slot; White) is used for PCI Express cards with
x1 lane width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card and ASRock
PCIE_DE card.
If you want to use ASRock DeskExpress function on this motherboard,
please install ASRock PCIE_DE card on PCIE3 slot.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Before installing the 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.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Replace the system cover.
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2.5
Hybrid SLI TM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports NVIDIA® Hybrid SLITM feature. Hybrid SLITM technology,
based on NVIDIA®’ s industry-leading SLITM technology, delivers multi-GPU (graphics
processing unit) benefits when an NVIDIA® motherboard GPU is combined with an
NVIDIA® discrete GPU. Hybrid SLITM technology today includes two primary features:
GeForce® Boost and HybridPowerTM. This motherboard is compatible with GeForce®
Boost feature in Hybrid SLITM, which can increase graphics performance. Currently,
NVIDIA® Hybrid SLITM Technology is only supported with Windows® VistaTM OS, and is
not available with other OS. Please visit our website for the driver update in the future.
GeForce® Boost
GeForce® Boost turbocharges the performance of NVIDIA® discrete GPU when
combined with NVIDIA® motherboard GPU. When GeForce® Boost is enabled, the
motherboard GPU and the discrete GPU share the rendering load by rendering
different frames of an image. Installing NVIDIA® Hybrid SLITM-enabled graphics card
into NVIDIA® Hybrid SLITM-enabled motherboard allows you to enjoy additive
performance.
Minimum System Configuration for Hybrid SLI TM
For best Hybrid SLITM benefits, the following minimum system configuration is
recommended. Please refer to below table for the minimum system configuration for
GeForce® Boost mode.
CPU
AMD Phenom CPU
Memory
Dual Channel DDR2 800, 1024MB x 2
256MB or 512MB shared memory for motherboard GPU
Suggested OS
Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64
Supported PCI Express Card for Hybrid SLI TM
GeForce® Boost feature is supported only with certain set of discrete GPUs. Please
refer to our website for the graphics cards update in the future.
Vendor Chipset
Model
Driver
NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS
Gigabyte GV-NX84G256H
174.91
GeForce 8400GS
GeForce 8400GS
Foxconn FV-N84SM2DT
174.91
Leadtek WinFast PX8400 GS TDH 174.91
GeForce 8500GT
Gigabyte GV-NX85T256H
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174.91
Enjoy the benefit of NVIDIA ® Hybrid SLI TM
To enjoy Hybrid SLITM feature, please refer to below installation and setup procedures.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Install one compatible PCI Express graphics card to PCIE1 slot (green). For
the proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Connect the monitor cable to the correspondent connector on the PCI
Express graphics card on PCIE1 slot.
Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Advanced” screen,
and enter “Chipset Settings”. Then set the option “Hybrid SLI” to [Auto] or
[Chipset Default].
Boot into OS. Install Hybrid SLITM driver from our support CD to your system.
Hybrid SLITM driver is in the following path of ASRock support CD:
(There are two ASRock support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit.)
..\Drivers\Hybrid SLI driver\nVIDIA\Vista(174.91) (For Windows® VistaTM
OS)
..\Drivers\Hybrid SLI driver\nVIDIA\Vista64(174.91) (For Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS)
Restart your computer. Then you will find the Hybrid icon on your Windows®
taskbar.
The default setting is GeForce® Boost mode (Boost Performance). You do not
need to adjust the setup anymore.
NOTE
If you click the Hybrid icon on the Windows® task bar, you are allowed to select your
required Hybrid SLI TM mode. However, since this motherboard only support
GeForce® Boost mode (Boost Performance), please do not select the options
(“Save Power” and “Additional Displays”) other than “Boost Performance”.
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2.6
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.
Jumper
PS2_USB_PW1
Setting
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or
+5V
+5VSB
USB wake up events.
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by
power supply.
1_2
2_3
(see p.11, No. 1)
Clear CMOS Jumper
1_2
2_3
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.11, No. 9)
Default
Clear CMOS
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes
system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system
setup parameters. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup,
please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power
supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3
on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. However, please do not clear the CMOS right
after you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when you just finish
updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system first, and then shut it down
before you do the clear-CMOS action.
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2.7 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 of the
motherboard!
•
Floppy Connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
FLOPPY1
Pin1
(see p.11, No. 23)
the red-striped side to Pin1
Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the
connector.
Primary IDE connector (Blue)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.11, No. 8)
PIN1
IDE1
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
(SATAII_3 (PORT2):
see p.11, No. 18)
(SATAII_4 (PORT3):
see p.11, No. 12)
(SATAII_5 (PORT4):
see p.11, No. 10)
(SATAII_6 (PORT5):
see p.11, No. 11)
SATAII_6
(PORT5)
SATAII_4
(PORT3)
see p.11, No. 13)
SATAII_2
(PORT1)
(SATAII_2 (PORT1):
SATAII_3
(PORT2)
see p.11, No. 16)
SATAII_1
(PORT0)
(SATAII_1 (PORT0):
SATAII_5
(PORT4)
Serial ATA II Connectors
These six Serial ATAII
(SATAII) connectors support
SATA data cables for internal
storage devices. The current
SATAII interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
SATAII_6 (PORT5) connector can be used for internal storage device
or be connected to eSATAII connector to support eSATAII device.
Please read “eSATAII Interface Introduction” on page 27 for details
about eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures.
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This eSATAII connector
supports SATA data cable for
external SATAII function. The
current eSATAII interface
allows up to 3.0 Gb/s data
transfer rate.
eSATAII_TOP
eSATAII Connector
(eSATAII_TOP: see p.11, No. 35)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATA /
SATAII hard disk or the SATAII
connector on this motherboard.
You can also use the SATA data
cable to connect SATAII_6
(PORT5) connector and eSATAII
connector.
(Optional)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
Please connect the black end of
SATA power cable to the power
(Optional)
connector on each drive. Then
connect the white end of SATA
power cable to the power
connector of the power supply.
connect to the SATA HDD
power connector
connect to the
power supply
USB 2.0 Headers
USB_PWR
P-9
P+9
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB8_9)
(see p.11 No. 14)
1
GND
P+8
P-8
USB_PWR
Besides six default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there are
two USB 2.0 headers on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.11 No. 15)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
WiFi/E Header
USB+5V_2
TXN
TXP
GND2
PCIE_RST#
+3SVB
RXN RXP
(15-pin WIFI/E)
(see p.11 No. 27)
1
PexCLK
GND1
PexCLK#
D0- D0+
PME#
USB+5V_1
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This header supports WiFi+AP
function with ASRock
WiFi-802.11g or WiFi-802.11n
module, an easy-to-use wireless
local area network (WLAN)
adapter. It allows you to create a
wireless environment and enjoy the
convenience of wireless network
connectivity.
If you don’t plan to use WiFi+AP functin on this motherboard, this header can be
used as a 4-Pin USB 2.0 header to support one USB 2.0 port. To connect the
4-Pin USB device cable to this header, please refer to
this picture for proper installation.
DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection
Header
(5-pin IR1)
IRTX
+5VSB
Hotplug#
1
This header supports the Hot
Plug detection function for
ASRock DeskExpress.
GND
IRRX
(see p.11 No. 24)
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD1
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
(CD1: see p.11, No. 25)
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.11, No. 26)
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
This is an interface for the front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on
the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the
instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio
header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select
Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from
[Auto] to [Enabled].
F. Enter Windows system. Click the icon on the lower right hand
taskbar to enter Realtek HD Audio Manager.
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For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Click “Audio I/O”, select “Connector Settings”
, choose
“Disable front panel jack detection”, and save the change by
clicking “OK”.
For Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Click the right-top “Folder” icon
, choose “Disable front
panel jack detection”, and save the change by clicking “OK”.
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.11, No. 20)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
Please connect the chassis
1
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
(see p.11, No. 21)
Chassis Fan Connector
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(see p.11, No. 22)
CPU Fan Connector
4321
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.11, No. 3)
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
speaker to this header.
Please connect a chassis fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin
CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.
If you plan to connect the 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
12
24
1
13
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.11, No. 33)
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Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector,
it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power
supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.
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24
1
13
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
ATX 12V Power Connector
Please note that it is necessary
to connect a power supply with
ATX 12V plug to this connector.
Failing to do so will cause power
up failure.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.11, No. 2)
Serial port Header
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.11 No.34)
This COM1 header
supports a serial port module.
1
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
HDMI_SPDIF Header
HDMI_SPDIF header, providing
SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA
card, allows the system to
connect HDMI Digital TV/
projector/LCD devices. Please
connect the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card to
this header.
1
(3-pin HDMI_SPDIF1)
(see p.11, No. 29)
+5V
GND
SPDIFOUT
HDMI_SPDIF Cable
(Optional)
Please connect the black end (A)
of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header on the
motherboard. Then connect the
white end (B or C) of
HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF connector of HDMI
VGA card.
C
B
A
io
A. black end
B. white end (2-pin)
+5V
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
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C. white end (3-pin)
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
2.8 HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide
HDMI (High-Definition Multi-media Interface) is an all-digital audio/video specification,
which provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source,
such as a set-top box, DVD player, A/V receiver and a compatible digital audio or
video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). A complete HDMI system requires a
HDMI VGA card and a HDMI ready motherboard with a HDMI_SPDIF header. This
motherboard is equipped with a HDMI_SPDIF header, which provides SPDIF audio
output to HDMI VGA card, allows the system to connect HDMI Digital TV/projector/
LCD devices. To use HDMI function on this motherboard, please carefully follow the
below steps.
•Step 1. Install the HDMI VGA card to the PCI Express Graphics slot on this
Step 2.
motherboard. For the proper installation of HDMI VGA card, please refer
to the installation guide on page 17.
Connect the black end (A) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header (HDMI_SPDIF1, yellow, see page 11,
No. 29) on the motherboard.
Make sure to correctly connect the HDMI_SPDIF cable to the motherboard and the
HDMI VGA card according to the same pin definition. For the pin definition of
HDMI_SPDIF header and HDMI_SPDIF cable connectors, please refer to page 25.
For the pin definition of HDMI_SPDIF connectors on HDMI VGA card, please refer to
the user manual of HDMI VGA card vendor. Incorrect connection may cause
permanent damage to this motherboard and the HDMI VGA card.
Step 3.
Connect the white end (B or C) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card. (There are two white ends (2-pin and 3-pin)
on HDMI_SPDIF cable. Please choose the appropriate white end according
to the HDMI_SPDIF connector of the HDMI VGA card you install.
white end
white end
(2-pin) (B)
(3-pin) (C)
Please do not connect the white end of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the wrong connector
of HDMI VGA card or other VGA card. Otherwise, the motherboard and the
VGA card may be damaged. For example, this picture shows the wrong
example of connecting HDMI_SPDIF cable to the fan connector of PCI
Step 4.
Step 5.
Express VGA card. Please refer to the VGA card user manual for
connector usage in advance.
Connect the HDMI output connector on HDMI VGA card to
HDMI device, such as HDTV. Please refer to the user manual
of HDTV and HDMI VGA card vendor for detailed connection
procedures.
Install HDMI VGA card driver to your system.
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2.9 eSA
eSATTAII Inter face Introduction
What is eSATAII?
This motherboard supports eSATAII interface, the external SATAII specification.
eSATAII allows you to enjoy the SATAII function provided by the I/O of your
computer, offering the high speed data transfer rate up to 3.0Gb/s, and the
convenient mobility like USB. eSATAII is equipped with Hot Plug capability that
enables you to exchange drives easily. For example, with eSATAII interface, you
may simply plug your eSATAII hard disk to the eSATAII ports instead of opening
your chassis to exchange your SATAII hard disk. Currently, on the market, the
data transfer rate of USB 2.0 is up to 480Mb/s, and for IEEE 1394 is up to 400Mb/
s. However, eSATAII provides the data transfer rate up to 3000Mb/s, which is
much higher than USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394, and still keeps the convenience of Hot
Plug feature. Therefore, on the basis of the advantageous transfer speed and the
facilitating mobile capability, in the near future, eSATAII will replace USB 2.0 and
IEEE 1394 to be a trend for external interface.
NOTE:
1. If you set “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup to AHCI or RAID mode, Hot
Plug function is supported with eSATAII devices. Therefore, you can insert or remove
your eSATAII devices to the eSATAII ports while the system is power-on and in
working condition.
2. If you set “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup to non-RAID mode, Hot Plug
function is not supported with eSATAII devices. If you still want to use eSATAII
function in non-RAID mode, please insert or remove your eSATAII devices to the
eSATAII ports only when the system is power-off.
3. If you want to use the eSATAII HDD as an OS disk, please set “SATA Operation
Mode” option in BIOS setup to non-RAID mode. If you want to use the eSATAII HDD
as a removable data disk, please set “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup
to RAID mode. If you want to add the eSATAII HDD as a RAID disk, please set “SATA
Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup to RAID mode.
4. Please do not configure your eSATAII HDD as a RAID disk; otherwise, it may affect
the Hot Plug function that eSATAII HDD should have.
5. Please refer to page 35 to 39 for detailed information of RAID mode, non-RAID
mode and AHCI mode.
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How to install eSATAII?
SATAII_6 (PORT5)
eSATAII_TOP
1.
In order to enable the eSATAII port of the I/O shield, you need to connect the
orange SATAII connector (SATAII_6 (PORT5); see p.11 No.11) and the eSATAII
connector (eSATAII_TOP; see p.11 No.35) with a SATA data cable first.
Connect the SATA data cable
Connect the
to the orange SATAII
SATA data cable
connector
to the eSATAII
(SATAII_6 (PORT5))
connector
(eSATAII_TOP)
2.
Use the eSATAII device cable to connect eSATAII device and the eSATAII port of
the I/O shield according to the eSATAII connector that you connect the SATA
data cable.
Connect one end of the eSATAII
device cable to eSATAII device
Connect the other end of the eSATAII device cable
to eSATAII port of the I/O shield
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Comparison between eSATAII and other devices
IEEE 1394
USB 2.0
SATA
eSATAII/SATAII
400Mb/s
480Mb/s
1.5Gb/s (1500Mb/s)
3.0Gb/s (3000Mb/s)
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2 . 1 0 SA
SATTAII Hard Disk Setup Guide
Before installing SATAII hard disk to your computer, please carefully read below
SATAII hard disk setup guide. Some default setting of SATAII hard disks may not be
at SATAII mode, which operate with the best performance. In order to enable SATAII
function, please follow the below instruction with different vendors to correctly adjust
your SATAII hard disk to SATAII mode in advance; otherwise, your
SATAII hard disk may fail to run at SATAII mode.
Western Digital
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 5 and pin 6 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 5 and pin 6.
SAMSUNG
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4.
HITACHI
Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA
features. Please visit HITACHI’s website for details:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard
disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not
be the same. Please visit the vendors’ website for the updates.
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2 . 1 1 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts NVIDIA® GeForce 8200 chipset that supports Serial ATA
(SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID functions. You may install SATA /
SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage devices. This section will
guide you to install the SATA / SATAII hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
1. If you plan to use RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD function, you need to install at
least 2 SATA / SATAII hard disks. If you plan to use RAID 5 function, you
need to install 3 SATA / SATAII hard disks. If you plan to use RAID 0+1
function, you need to install 4 SATA / SATAII hard disks.
2. It is recommended to build RAID on internal SATAII ports. In other
words, if SATAII_6 (PORT5) is used for eSATAII port, please build
RAID on other SATAII ports.
3. Under non-RAID mode, SATAII_5 (PORT4) and SATAII_6 (PORT5)
cannot function.
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2.12 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs and eSA
eSATTAII Devices
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII / eSATAII
Devices in RAID / AHCI mode. NVIDIA® GeForce 8200 chipset provides hardware
support for Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI), a new programming interface for
SATA host controllers developed thru a joint industry effort. AHCI also provides usability
enhancements such as Hot Plug.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is called
“Hot Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs
while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been
installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD.
What is Hot Swap Function?
If SATA / SATAII HDDs are built as RAID1 or RAID 5 then it is called “Hot
Swap” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while
the system is still power-on and in working condition.
eSATAII is equipped with Hot Plug capability that enables you to
exchange drives easily. For example, with eSATAII interface, you may
simply plug your eSATAII devices to the eSATAII ports instead of opening
your chassis to exchange your SATAII hard disk.
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2.13 SA
eature and Operation
SATTA / SA
SATTAII HDD Hot Plug FFeature
Guide
This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII HDD in RAID / AHCI
mode. Please read below operation guide of SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug feature carefully.
Before you process the SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug, please check below cable
accessories from the motherboard gift box pack.
A. 7-pin SATA data cable
B. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface
A. SATA data cable (Red)
B. SATA power cable
SATA 7-pin
The SATA 15-pin power
connector
connector (Black) connect
to SATA / SATAII HDD
1x4-pin conventional
power connector (White)
connect to power supply
Caution
1. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug
cannot be processed.
2. Even some SATA / SATAII HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power connector
and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces, the IDE 1x4-pin
conventional power connector interface is definitely not able to support Hot
Plug and will cause the HDD damage and data loss.
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
1. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard, which supports
SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug.
* The SATA / SATAII Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the chipset
because of its limitation, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug support information of our
motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our website:
www.asrock.com
2. Make sure your SATA / SATAII HDD can support Hot Plug function from your
dealer or HDD user manual. The SATA / SATAII HDD, which cannot support Hot
Plug function, will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation.
3. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII driver is installed into system properly. The
latest SATA / SATAII driver is available on our support website:
www.asrock.com
4. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable, which are from our
motherboard package.
5. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash
or data loss.
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How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end
Step 2 Connect SATA data cable to
the motherboard’s SATAII connector.
(White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable.
SATA power cable 1x4-pin
power connector (White)
Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector
(Black) end to SATA / SATAII HDD.
Step 4 Connect SATA data cable to
the SATA / SATAII HDD.
How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Unplug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
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2 . 1 4 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 auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom side to install
those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
2 . 1 5 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit W
ithout RAID FFunctions
unctions
Without
If you want to install Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® VistaTM or Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below
procedures according to the OS you install.
2.15.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs
without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [non-RAID].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette.
A.
Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® XP / XP 64-bit.)
B.
During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and
then a window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CD-ROM
as the boot device.
C.
When you see the message on the screen, “Generate Serial ATA driver
diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>.
D.
Then you will see these messages,
Please choose:
1. Generate AHCI Driver diskette for WindowsXP
2. Generate RAID Driver diskette for WindowsXP
3. Generate AHCI Driver diskette for WindowsXP64
4. Generate RAID Driver diskette for WindowsXP64
5. Exit
Reboot system now
Press any key to continue
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Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive. Select your required
item on the list according to the mode you choose and the OS you install.
Then press any key.
E.
The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA / SATAII
drivers into the floppy diskette.
STEP 3: Set Up BIOS.
Please follow step 1 to set up the BIOS option “SATA Operation Mode” to [AHCI].
STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
You can start to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on your system. At the beginning of
Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party AHCI driver. When prompted, insert the
SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing the NVIDIA® AHCI driver. After reading the floppy
disk, the drivers will be presented. Select the driver to install according to the OS you
install. The drivers are as below:
A. NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required) Windows XP
B. NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required) Windows XP64
Please select A for Windows® XP in AHCI mode. Please select B for Windows® XP 64-bit
in AHCI mode.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices without NCQ and Hot Plug
functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [non-RAID].
STEP 2: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
2.15.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit Without
RAID FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII
HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical drive
to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to install Windows?
” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive, and click the “Load
Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the NVIDIA® AHCI drivers. NVIDIA® AHCI
drivers are in the following path in our Support CD:
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(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit.)
.. \ I386 \ AHCI_Vista (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64\ AHCI_Vista64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into
the optical drive again to continue the installation.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices without NCQ and Hot Plug
functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [non-RAID].
STEP 2: Install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
2 . 1 6 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit W
ith RAID FFunctions
unctions
With
If you want to install Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® VistaTM or Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below
procedures according to the OS you install.
2.16.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs
with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [non-RAID].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette.
Please make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette by following section 2.15.1 step 2 on
page 35.
If you want to enable Hot Plug function on eSATAII ports but you install OS
on IDE HDD, please skip step 1 and 2.
STEP 3: Set Up BIOS.
Please follow step 1 to set up the BIOS option “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID].
STEP 4: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
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STEP 5: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
You can start to install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on your system. At the
beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party RAID driver. When prompted,
insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing the NVIDIA® RAID driver. After reading
the floppy disk, the drivers will be presented. Select the drivers to install. The drivers are
as below:
A. NVIDIA RAID Driver (required)
B. NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required)
Please select A and B for Windows® XP / XP 64-bit in RAID mode. (There are two RAID
drivers needed for RAID mode, you have to select them separately. Please specify the
first RAID driver and then specify again for the second one.)
NOTE. If you install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to manage
(create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII HDDs, you still
need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] in BIOS first. Then, please set the
RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide part of the
document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
2.16.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit With
RAID FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII
HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 3: Install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical drive
to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to install Windows?
” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive, and click the “Load
Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the NVIDIA® RAID drivers. NVIDIA® RAID
drivers are in the following path in our Support CD:
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit.)
.. \ I386 \ Vista (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64 \ Vista64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
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After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into
the optical drive again to continue the installation.
NOTE. If you install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to
manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII HDDs,
you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] in BIOS first. Then, please
set the RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide in the
following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
2 . 1 7 Untied Overclocking TTechnology
echnology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you
enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter “Overclock Mode” option of BIOS setup
to set the selection from [Auto] to [CPU, PCIE, Async.]. Therefore, CPU FSB is untied
during overclocking, but PCI / PCIE buses are in the fixed mode so that FSB can operate
under a more stable overclocking environment.
Please refer to the warning on page 8 for the possible overclocking risk
before you apply Untied Overclocking Technology.
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3. BIOS SETUP UTILITY
3.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
The Flash Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may run
the BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> during
the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise, POST
will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS 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 BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only,
and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the
Main
Advanced
H/W Monitor
Boot
screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
To set up the system time/date information
To set up the advanced BIOS features
To display current hardware status
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar,
and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.
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3 . 1 . 2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
/
/
+ / <Enter>
<F1>
<F9>
<F10>
<ESC>
3.2
Function Description
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
Moves cursor up or down to select items
To change option for the selected items
To bring up the selected screen
To display the General Help Screen
To load optimal default values for all the settings
To save changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
Main Screen
When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview.
Advanced
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[17:00:09]
[Tue 04/81/2008]
: K10N78hSLI-GLAN P1.0
: AMD Athlon(tm) 9650 Quad-Core
Processor (64bit)
Processor Speed : 2300MHz
Microcode Update : 100F23/1000065
: 512KB
L1 Cache Size
: 2048KB
L2 Cache Size
: 2048KB
L3 Cache Size
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DDRII1
DDRII2
DDRII3
DDRII4
: 2048MB with 256MB shared memory
Dual-Channel Memory Mode
: 1024MB/400MHz (DDRII 800)
: 1024MB/400MHz (DDRII 800)
: None
: None
Security
Use [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
+Tab
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]
Use this item to specify the system time.
System Date [Day Month/Date/Year]
Use this item to specify the system date.
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Exit
3.3
Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, IDE Configuration, PCIPnP
Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security
Exit
Options for CPU
Advanced Settings
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
IDE Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
Floppy Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
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3 . 3 . 1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Enhanced Halt State
Select the over clock
mode.
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Processor Maximum Frequency
2300 MHz
North Bridge Maximum Frequency 1800 MHZ
Processor Maximum Voltage
1.2500 V
[Auto]
Multiplier/Voltage Change
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
Memory Controller Mode
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Unganged]
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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AM2 Boost
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. If you set this option to
[Enabled], you will enable ASRock AM2 Boost function, which will improve the
memory performance. The default value is [Disabled]. Please refer to caution
16 on page 9 for details.
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration
options: [Auto], [CPU, PCIE, Sync.] and [CPU, PCIE, Async.].
CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency.
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency.
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Enabled] as default. Configuration
options: [Disabled] and [Enabled].
SATA Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Enabled] as default. Configuration
options: [Disabled] and [Enabled].
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. The
default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [Enabled] and
[Disabled]. If you install Windows® VistaTM and want to enable this function,
please set this item to [Enabled]. Please note that enabling this function may
reduce CPU voltage and memory frequency, and lead to system stability or
compatibility issue with some memory modules or power supplies. Please set
this item to [Disable] if above issue occurs.
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Secure Virtual Machine
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. When this option is set to
[Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture) can utilize the additional
hardware capabilities provided by AMD-V. The default value is [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled].
Enhanced Halt State
C1E is an enhanced power saving state which is supported by AM2 dual core
and AM2+ multi-core processors. The processor will enter C1E power saving
state when both of its cores transition into the C1 state. The default value is
[Disabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled].
Processor Maximum Frequency
It will display Processor Maximum Frequency for reference.
North Bridge Maximum Frequency
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. It will display North
Bridge Maximum Frequency for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Frequency and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Enhanced Halt State
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Processor Maximum Frequency
2300 MHz
North Bridge Maximum Frequency 1800 MHZ
Processor Maximum Voltage
1.2500 V
Multiplier/Voltage Change
[Manual]
Processor Target Frequency
2300 MHz
North Bridge Target Frequency
1800 MHZ
Select the over clock
mode.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Processor Frequency
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. This item will show when
“Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual]; otherwise, it will be hidden. The
range of the value depends on the CPU you adopt on this motherboard. However,
for system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
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Processor Voltage
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. This item will show when
“Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual]; otherwise, it will be hidden. The
range of the value depends on the CPU you adopt on this motherboard. However,
for safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of
this item.
Processor Target Frequency
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. This item will show
when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual]; otherwise, it will be hidden.
The range of the value depends on the CPU you adopt on this motherboard.
However, for system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this
item.
North Bridge Target Frequency
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. This item will show
when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual]; otherwise, it will be hidden.
The range of the value depends on the CPU you adopt on this motherboard.
However, for safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the
value of this item.
CPU Frequency Multiplier
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. However, for safety
and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
CPU Frequency Divider
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. However, for safety
and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
CPU Voltage
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. It allows you to adjust
the value of CPU voltage. However, for safety and system stability, it is not
recommended to adjust the value of this item.
NB Frequency Multiplier
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. However, for safety
and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
NB Voltage
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. It allows you to adjust
the value of NB voltage. However, for safety and system stability, it is not
recommended to adjust the value of this item.
Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the standard
values as listed: [200 MHz (DDR2 400)], [266 MHz (DDR2 533)],
[333 MHz (DDR2 667)] and [400MHz (DDR2 800)]. If you adopt Phenom CPU,
there is one more option: [533MHz (DDR2 1066)].
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Flexibility Option
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
Memory Controller Mode
Use this item to adjust memory controller mode. Configuration options:
[Unganged] and [Ganged]. The default value is [Unganged].
CAS Latency (CL)
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration options:
[Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK], [5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRTP
Use this to adjust TRTP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2-4CLK] and
[3-5CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK] to
[18CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRRD
Use this to adjust TRRD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK],
[4CLK] and [5CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRC
Use this to adjust TRC values. Configuration options: [11CLK] to [26CLK]. The
default value is [Auto].
TWR
Use this to adjust TWR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWTR
Use this to adjust TWTR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [1CLK], [2CLK]
and [3CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRWTTO
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. Use this to adjust TRWTTD
values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK], [4CLK], [5CLK], [6CLK],
[7CLK], [8CLK] and [9CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWRRD
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. Use this to adjust TWRRD
values. Configuration options: [Auto], [0CLK], [1CLK], [2CLK] and [3CLK].
The default value is [Auto].
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TWRWR
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. Use this to adjust TWRWR
values. Configuration options: [Auto], [1CLK], [2CLK] and [3CLK]. The default
value is [Auto].
TRDRD
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. Use this to adjust TRWTTD
values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK], [4CLK] and [5CLK].
The default value is [Auto].
MA Timing
Use this to adjust values for MA timing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T],
[1T]. The default value is [Auto].
Addr/Cmd Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for Addr/Cmd Fine Delay feature. Configuration options:
[Auto], [No Delay], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
CS/ODT Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for CS/ODT Fine Delay feature. Configuration options:
[Auto], [No Delay], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
Bank Interleaving
Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the same
node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention.
3 . 3 . 2 Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
To set DRAM Voltage.
Chipset Settings
Onboard LAN
Onboard HD Audio
Front Panel
Hybrid SLI
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[PCI]
CPU - NB Link Speed
CPU - NB Link Width
[Auto]
[Auto]
DRAM Voltage
Chipset Core Voltage
HT Voltage
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Onboard LAN
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN feature.
Onboard HD Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If you
select [Auto], the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound Card is
plugged.
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Front Panel
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front
Panel.
Hybrid SLI
Adjust this item if you want this motherboard to support Hybrid SLITM
function. You are allowed to select this option only when the total capacity of
the memory module you adopt is 2GB and above. If you install non-NVIDIA®
graphics card, you are not allowed to adjust this option. Configuration options:
[Disabled], [Auto], [Optimize], [Manual] and [Chipset Default]. The default value
is [Auto]. Please refer to below descriptions for the details of these five options,
and refer to page 20 for the compatible Hybrid SLITM-enabled graphics card
you adopt:
[Disabled] - If you do not plan to use Hybrid SLITM function, please select
[Disabled].
[Auto] - If you adopt NVIDIA® Hybrid SLITM-enabled graphics card, the default
value will be [Auto]. Under this condition, Hybrid SLITM function will be
enabled automatically and the onboard GPU core / shader clock will
be in overclocking mode.
[Optimize] - If you adopt NVIDIA® Hybrid SLITM-enabled graphics card and
select [Optimize], Hybrid SLITM function will be enabled auto
matically and the onboard GPU core / shader clock will be in
overclocking mode.
[Manual] - If you adopt NVIDIA® graphics card and select [Manual], the item
“Onboard GPU Clock” will appear and you can select the onboard
GPU core / shader clock separately.
[Chipset Default] - If you adopt NVIDIA® Hybrid SLITM-enabled graphics card
and select [Chipset Default], the onboard GPU core / shader
clock will be in chipset default value.
Share Memory
This allows you to set share memory feature when Hybrid SLITM feature is
enabled. The default value is [256MB]. Configuration options: [Disabled],
[256MB] and [512MB]. This option only appears when you enable the onboard
GPU.
Primary Graphics Adapter
This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video
card. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple video
controllers. The default value of this feature is [PCI]. Configuration options:
[PCI] and [PCI Express]. If you enable Hybrid SLITM, the default value of this
option will be [PCI Express], and the option [PCI] will be removed.
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CPU - NB Link Speed
This feature allows you selecting CPU to NB link frequency. Configuration
options: [Auto], [200 MHz], [400 MHz], [600 MHz], [800 MHz] and [1000 MHz].
If you adopt Phenom CPU, the configuration options are: [Auto], [200 MHz],
[400 MHz], [600 MHz], [800 MHz], [1000 MHz], [1800 MHz], [2000 MHz],
[2200 MHz], [2400 MHz] and [2600 MHz]. The configuration options depend
on the CPU you adopt.
CPU - NB Link Width
This feature allows you selecting CPU to NB link width. Configuration options:
[Auto], [8 Bit] and [16 Bit].
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.80V],
[1.85V], [1.90V], [1.95V], [2.00V], [2.05V], [2.15V], [2.20V], [2.30V], [2.35V],
[2.40V], [2.45V], [2.55V], [2.60V], [2.65V] and [2.70V]. The default value is
[Auto].
Chipset Core Voltage
Use this to select chipset core voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.10V],
[1.15V], [1.20V] and [1.25V]. The default value is [Auto].
HT Voltage
Use this to select HT voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.20V],
[1.25V], [1.30V] and [1.35V]. The default value is [Auto].
Onboard GPU Clock
This option only appears when you set the option “Hybrid SLI” to [Manual].
This allows you to adjust onboard GPU clock. Configuration options: [Auto]
and [Manual]. The default value is [Auto]. If you select [Manual], you are allowed to select the items “Onboard GPU Core Clock” and “Onboard GPU Shader
Clock”; otherwise, these two items will be hidden.
Onboard GPU Core Clock
This option only appears when you set the option “Onboard GPU Clock” to
[Manual]. This allows you to adjust onboard GPU core clock.
Onboard GPU Shader Clock
This option only appears when you set the option “Onboard GPU Clock” to
[Manual]. This allows you to adjust onboard GPU shader clock.
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3 . 3 . 3 ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Repost Video on STR Resume
Away Mode Support
[Auto]
[No]
[Disabled]
Restore on AC / Power Loss
Ring-In Power On
PCI Devices Power On
PS / 2 Keyboard Power On
RTC Alarm Power On
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
ACPI HPET Table
[Disabled]
Select auto-detect or
disable the STR
feature.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
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Save and Exit
Exit
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Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. If
you set this item to [Disabled], the function “Repost Video on STR Resume”
will be hidden.
Repost Video on STR Resume
This feature allows you to repost video on STR resume. (STR refers to suspend to RAM.)
Away Mode Support
Use this item to enable or disable Away Mode support under Windows® XP
Media Center OS. The default value is [Disabled].
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.
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.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard 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.
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ACPI HPET Table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this
motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM certification.
3 . 3 . 4 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ENABLED: enables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
DISABLED: disables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
IDE Configuration
OnBoard IDE Controller
Onboard SATA Controller
SATA Operation Mode
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
SATAII_1
SATAII_2
SATAII_3
SATAII_4
SATAII_5
SATAII_6
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[non-RAID]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
+F1
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Select Item
Change Option
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Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard IDE Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “OnBoard IDE Controller” feature.
Onboard SATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “Onboard SATA Controller” feature.
SATA Operation Mode
Use this item to adjust SATA Operation Mode. The default value of this option
is [non-RAID]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA / SATAII HDDs,
please select [RAID]. If you want to enable eSATAII function, please select
[RAID] or [AHCI]. Configuration options: [RAID], [non-RAID] and [AHCI].
* If you select [RAID] mode, SATA / SATAII HDDs can not be accessed until you finish
configuring RAID functions in NVIDIA BIOS / Windows RAID Utility.
* If you install OS on SATA / SATAII HDDs, please do not change the setting of this
item after OS installation.
* If you install SATA / SATAII device on eSATAII port and plan to make a floppy image
or use Ghost under DOS (Disk Operating System), please set this option to
[non-RAID].
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will
use the “IDE1 Master” as the example in the following instruction, which can
be applied to the configurations of “IDE1 Slave” as well.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T.
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
:Hard Disk
:MAXTOR 6L080J4
:80.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-6
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data
from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary
IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]:This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
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S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto],
[Enabled].
32Bit Data Transfer
Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
[32]
[Enabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
PCI Latency Timer
The default value is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless
the installed PCI expansion cards’ specifications require other settings.
PCI IDE BusMaster
Use this item to enable or disable the PCI IDE BusMaster feature.
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3 . 3 . 6 Floppy Configuration
In this section, you may configure the type of your floppy drive.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Floppy Configuration
[1.44 MB 31 2"]
Floppy A
Select the type of
floppy drive
connected to the
system.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.3.7 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Super IO Chipset
OnBoard Floppy Controller
Serial Port Address
Infrared Port Address
Allow BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
[Enabled]
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
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ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
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Save and Exit
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OnBoard Floppy Controller
Use this item to enable or disable floppy drive controller.
Serial Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4],
[2E8 / IRQ3].
Infrared Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [2F8 / IRQ3], and [2E8 / IRQ3]. If you plan to
use ASRock DeskExpress on this motherboard, please keep this item on
[Disabled] option.
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3.3.8 USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
Legacy USB Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[BIOS Setup Only]
To enable or disable
the onboard USB
controllers.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
USB 2.0 Support
Use this item to enable or disable the USB 2.0 support.
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four
configuration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [BIOS Setup Only].
The default value is [BIOS Setup Only]. Please refer to below descriptions
for the details of these four options:
[Enabled] - Enables support for legacy USB.
[Auto] - Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected.
[Disabled] - USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and BIOS
setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility issue, it is
recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.
[BIOS Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under BIOS setup
and Windows / Linux OS.
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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, CPU fan
speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
H/W Monitor
Security
Exit
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 37 C / 98 F
: 31 C / 87 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
: 2833 RPM
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
CPU Quiet Fan
1.532 V
3.129 V
4.877 V
11.741 V
[Disabled]
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Quiet Fan
This item allows you to control the CPU fan speed and fan noise. If you set this
option as [Disabled], the CPU fan will operate in full speed. If you set this
option as [Enabled], you will find the items “Target CPU Temperature” and
“Target Fan Speed” appear to allow you adjusting them. The default value is
[Disabled]. You are allowed to enable this function only when you install 4-pin
CPU fan.
Target CPU Temperature
The target temperature will be between 45 C/113 F and 65 C/149 F. The
default value is [50 C/122 F].
Target Fan Speed
Use this option to set the target fan speed. You can freely adjust the
target fan speed according to the target CPU temperature that you
choose. Configuration options: [Level 1], [Level 2], [Level 3], [Level 4],
[Level 5], [Level 6] [Level 7], [Level 8] and [Level 9].
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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.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Boot Settings
Exit
Configure Settings
during System Boot.
Boot Settings Configuration
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM-MAXTOR 6L08]
[CD/DVD: SM-CD-ROM]
[USB]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3 . 5 . 1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot From Onboard LAN
Bootup Num-Lock
To enable or disable the
boot from network feature.
[Disabled]
[On]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Boot From Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature.
Boot Up Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
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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.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Security
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.7
Exit Screen
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitro
Boot
Exit Options
Security
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Optimal Defaults
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load Optimal Defaults
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Load
optimal defaults?” Select [OK] to load the default values for all the setup
configurations.
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4. Software Suppor
Supportt
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: XP / XP
Media Center / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit. Because motherboard settings and
hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference
only. Refer to 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 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 did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects the
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software 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, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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