Version 1.1
Published August 2017
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
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1.1 1
Package Contents
1.2 Specifications
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
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1.4 I/O Panel
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Chapter 2 Installation
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2.1 14
Installing the CPU
2.2 Installing the CPU Liquid Cooler
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2.3 20
Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
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2.5 Onboard Headers and Connectors
23
2.6 Smart Switches
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2.7 Dr. Debug
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2.8 SLITM , 3-Way SLITM , 4-Way SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
32
2.8.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.8.2 Installing Three SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.8.3 Installing Four SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.8.4 Driver Installation and Setup
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2.9 CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM, 4-Way CrossFireXTM and
Quad CrossFireXTM Operation Guide
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2.9.1 Installing Two CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.9.2 Installing Three CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.9.3 Installing Four CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.9.4 Driver Installation and Setup
42
2.10 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide (M2_1 and
M2_2)
43
2.11 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide (M2_3)
48
Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation 52
3.1 52
Installing Drivers
3.2 A-Tuning
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3.2.1 Installing A-Tuning
53
3.2.2 Using A-Tuning
53
3.3 ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
56
3.3.1 UI Overview
56
3.3.2 Apps
57
3.3.3 BIOS & Drivers
60
3.3.4 Setting
61
3.4 ASRock RGB LED 62
Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
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4.1 64
Introduction
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
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4.1.2 Navigation Keys
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4.2 Main Screen
66
4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
67
4.4 Advanced Screen
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4.4.1 CPU Configuration
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4.4.2 North Bridge Configuration
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4.4.3 South Bridge Configuration
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4.4.4 Storage Configuration
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4.4.5 Super IO Configuration
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4.4.6 ACPI Configuration
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4.4.7 AMD PBS
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4.4.8 AMD CBS
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4.5 Tools
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4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
89
4.7 Security Screen
91
4.8 Boot Screen
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4.9 Exit Screen
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X399 Taichi
Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock X399 Taichi 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 documentation, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the
motherboard and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation
guide of the software and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the configuration guide of
the BIOS setup.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be updated, the
content of this documentation will be subject to change without notice. In case any modifications of this documentation occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock’s
website without further notice. If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit our website for specific information about the model you are using. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support list on ASRock’s website as well. ASRock
website http://www.asrock.com.
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock X399 Taichi Motherboard (ATX Form Factor)
ASRock X399 Taichi Quick Installation Guide
ASRock X399 Taichi Support CD
1 x I/O Panel Shield
4 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x ASRock 3-Way SLI Bridge Card (Optional)
1 x ASRock 4-Way SLI-S111 Bridge Card (Optional)
1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_3S Card (Optional)
2 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas (Optional)
3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets (Optional)
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1.2 Specifications
Platform
• ATX Form Factor
• 8 Layer PCB
• 2oz Copper PCB
CPU
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Chipset
• AMD X399
Memory
• Quad Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
• 8 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR4 3600+(OC)/3200(OC)/2933(OC)/
2667/2400/2133 ECC & non-ECC, un-buffered memory*
* Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock’s website for
more information. (http://www.asrock.com/)
• Max. capacity of system memory: 128GB
• 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
Expansion
Slot
• 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE5:
single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x16 (PCIE1) / x16 (PCIE4);
triple at x16 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE2) / x16 (PCIE4); quad at x16
(PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE2) / x16 (PCIE4) / x8 (PCIE5))*
* Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
• 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
• Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM, 4-Way CrossFireXTM,
3-Way CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM
• Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLITM, 4-Way SLITM, 3-Way SLITM
and SLITM
• 1 x Vertical M.2 Socket (Key E) with the bundled WiFi802.11ac module (on the rear I/O)
• 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1 and PCIE4)
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Audio
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Supports AMD TR4 Socket Ryzen Threadripper Series CPUs
IR Digital PWM
11 Power Phase design
Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine III
• 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek
ALC1220 Audio Codec)
X399 Taichi
• Premium Blu-ray Audio support
• Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
• Supports Purity SoundTM 4
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 120dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
- TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel
Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
- Pure Power-In
- Direct Drive Technology
- PCB Isolate Shielding
- Impedance Sensing on Line Out port
- Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
- Gold Audio Jacks
- 15μ Gold Audio Connector
• Supports DTS Connect
LAN
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Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
2 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT
Supports Wake-On-LAN
Supports Lightning/ESD Protection
Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
Supports PXE
Wireless
LAN
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Intel® 802.11ac WiFi Module (Free Bundle)
Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
Supports high speed wireless connections up to 433Mbps
Supports Bluetooth 4.2 / 3.0 + High speed class II
• 2 x Antenna Ports
• 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
• 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
• 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
• 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
• 8 x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
* Ultra USB Power is supported on USB3_6 port.
* ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_6 port.
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Rear Panel
I/O
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• 2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
• 1 x BIOS Flashback Switch
• HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in /
Front Speaker / Microphone (Gold Audio Jacks)
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Storage
• 8 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
• 2 x Ultra M.2 Sockets (M2_1 and M2_2), support M Key
type 2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2
PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)*
• 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_3), supports M Key type
2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2
PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)*
* Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
* Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
• 1 x U.2 Connector
* If U.2 Connector is plugged, M2_1 will be disabled
Connector
• 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
• 2 x RGB LED Headers
* Each header supports up to 12V/3A, 36W LED Strip
• 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
* The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum
1A (12W) fan power.
• 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin)
(Smart Fan Speed Control)
* The CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler
fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.
• 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed
Control)
• 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin)
(Smart Fan Speed Control)
* The Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water
cooler fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.
* CPU_FAN1, CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2, CPU_OPT/W_PUMP
and CHA_FAN3/W_PUMP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan
is in use.
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• 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power
Connector) (for Motherboard)
• 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power
Connector) (for Motherboard)
• 1 x 4 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power
Connector) (for Motherboard)
• 1 x 6 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power
Connector) (for PCIe graphics card)
• 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio
Connector)*
• 1 x Right Angle Front Panel Audio Connector*
* Connect the audio device to either one of the audio
connectors.
• 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports
ESD Protection)
• 2 x USB 3.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports
ESD Protection)
• 1 x Clear CMOS Switch
• 1 x Dr. Debug with LED
• 1 x Power Switch with LED
• 1 x Reset Switch with LED
• 1 x CPU Xtreme OC Switch
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Hardware Monitor
• Temperature Sensing: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump,
Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
• Fan Tachometer: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis,
Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
• Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU
temperature): CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump, Chassis,
Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
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AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Supports “Plug and Play”
ACPI 5.1 compliance wake up events
Supports jumperfree
SMBIOS 2.3 support
CPU, VCORE_NB, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.05V, +1.8V,
VDDP, PROM 2.5V, Voltage Multi-adjustment
BIOS
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• Fan Multi-Speed Control: CPU, CPU Optional/Water Pump,
Chassis, Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fans
• Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, VCORE_
NB, DRAM, PCH 1.05V, +1.8V, VDDP
• Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit
* For the updated Windows® 10 driver, please visit ASRock’s
website for details: http://www.asrock.com
OS
Certifications
• FCC, CE
• ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting
the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using third-party
overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system’s 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.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
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5
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ON
3
BIOS
_FB1
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6
8
OFF
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MOS_PROCHOT1
CPU_FAN1
ATX12V2
PS2
Keyboard
/Mouse
USB 3.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
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CHA_FAN3/
W_PUMP
ATX12V1
M2_WIFI_1
CHA_FAN1
ATXPWR1
DDR4_B2 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
DDR4_B1 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
DDR4_A2 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
DDR4_A1 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
RoHS
Top:
RJ-45
10
USB3_11_12
USB 3.1
T: USB31_TA_1
B: USB31_TC_1
TR4 Socket
(4094 pins)
DDR4_C1 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
USB 3.0
Top:
T: USB7 RJ-45
B: USB8
DDR4_C2 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
USB 3.0
T: USB5
B: USB6
DDR4_D1 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Top:
Central/Bass
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
DDR4_D2 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
USB 3.0
T: USB3
B: USB4
CPU_OPT/
W_PUMP
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PCIE1
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U2_1
BIOS
ROM
PCIE2
SATA3_7_8
AMD
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PCIE3
LAN
M2_3
CLRC
BTN1
RGB_LED1
1
1
1
1
Dr.
Debug
PLED PWRBTN
USB3_9_10
1
1
HDLED RESET
PANEL1
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USB_1_2
USB_3_4
SPK_PLED1
CHA_FAN2
HD_AUDIO_RA1
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Power
Reset
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GFX_12V1
M2_2
PCIE5
HD_AUDIO1
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SATA3_1_2
PCIE4
1
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SATA3_3_4
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AUDIO
CODEC
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SATA3_5_6
M2_1
LAN
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Chassis Fan / Waterpump Fan Connector (CHA_FAN3/W_PUMP)
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4 pin 12V Power Connector (ATX12V2)
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2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_D2, DDR4_C2)
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2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_D1, DDR4_C1)
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CPU Xtreme OC Switch (MOS_PROCHOT1)
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2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_A1, DDR4_B1)
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2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_A2, DDR4_B2)
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CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
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8 pin 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
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ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_11_12)
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RGB LED Header (RGB_LED2)
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U.2 Connector (U2_1)
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SATA3 Connectors (SATA3_7_8)
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SATA3 Connectors (SATA3_5_6)
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SATA3 Connectors (SATA3_3_4)
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SATA3 Connectors (SATA3_1_2)
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Graphics 12V Power Connector (GFX_12V1)
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Power Switch (PWRBTN1)
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_9_10)
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Reset Switch (RSTBTN1)
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Clear CMOS Switch (CLRCBTN1)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB_1_2)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB_3_4)
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Power LED and Speaker Header (SPK_PLED1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN2)
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RGB LED Header (RGB_LED1)
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Right Angle Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO_RA1)
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Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
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CPU Fan / Waterpump Fan Connector (CPU_OPT/W_PUMP)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
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1.4 I/O Panel
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No. Description
No. Description
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PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port (PS2_KB1)
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_7_8)
2
Central / Bass (Orange)
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_5_6)***
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Rear Speaker (Black)
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Microphone (Pink)
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Line In (Light Blue)
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Optical SPDIF Out Port
5
Front Speaker (Lime)**
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_3_4)
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LAN RJ-45 Port (Intel® I211AT)*
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Antenna Ports
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LAN RJ-45 Port (Intel® I211AT)*
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USB 3.0 Port (USB3_1_2)
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USB 3.1 Type-A Port (USB31_TA_1)
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BIOS Flashback Switch
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USB 3.1 Type-C Port (USB31_TC_1)
* There are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
Activity / Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
Blinking
On
No Link
Data Activity
Link
Orange
Orange
Green
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
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LAN Port
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** If you use a 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.
Audio Output
Channels
Front Speaker
(No. 5)
Rear Speaker
(No. 3)
Central / Bass
(No. 2)
Line In
(No. 4)
2
4
6
8
V
V
V
V
-V
V
V
--V
V
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To enable Multi-Streaming, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find the “Mixer” tool on your
system. Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and
click “ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are allowed to select
“Realtek HDA Primary output” to use the Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker,
or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use the front panel audio.
*** ACPI wake-up function is not supported on USB3_6 port.
USB3_6
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1.5 WiFi-802.11ac Module and ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
WiFi-802.11ac + BT Module
This motherboard comes with an exclusive WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + BT v4.2
module (pre-installed on the rear I/O panel) that offers support for WiFi 802.11 a/b/
g/n/ac connectivity standards and Bluetooth v4.2. WiFi + BT module is an easy-touse wireless local area network (WLAN) adapter to support WiFi + BT. Bluetooth
v4.2 standard features Smart Ready technology that adds a whole new class of
functionality into the mobile devices. BT 4.2 also includes Low Energy Technology
and ensures extraordinary low power consumption for PCs.
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* The transmission speed may vary according to the environment.
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WiFi Antennas Installation Guide
Step 1
Prepare the WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas that come
with the package.
Step 2
Connect the two WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antennas to
the antenna connectors. Turn the antenna clockwise until it is securely connected.
Step 3
Set the WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna as shown in the
illustration.
*You may need to adjust the direction of
the antenna for a stronger signal.
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Chapter 2 Installation
This is an ATX form factor 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.
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• Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard
components. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries and damages to motherboard
components.
• In order to avoid damage from static electricity to the motherboard’s components,
NEVER place your motherboard directly on a carpet. Also remember to use a grounded
wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle the components.
• Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
• Whenever you uninstall any components, place them on a grounded anti-static pad or
in the bag that comes with the components.
• When placing screws to secure the motherboard to the chassis, please do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
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2.1 Installing the CPU
Tutorial Video
Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
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Carr ier Frame with CPU
Rail Frame
Please make sure that the carrier
frame with CPU is closely attached to
the rail frame while inserting it.
Install the orange carrier frame with CPU. Don’t separate them.
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2.2 Installing the CPU Liquid Cooler
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.
Please turn off the power or remove the power cord before changing a CPU or heatsink.
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2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides eight 288-pin DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) DIMM slots, and
supports Quad Channel Memory Technology.
1. For quad channel configuration, you always need to install identical (the same brand,
speed, size and chip-type) DDR4 DIMM pairs.
2. It is not allowed to install a DDR, DDR2 or DDR3 memory module into a DDR4 slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
3. 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.
Memory Configuration
Priority
1
DDR4_D2
2
3
Populated
Populated
Populated
DDR4_D1
Populated
DDR4_C2
Populated
DDR4_C1
Populated
DDR4_A1
Populated
DDR4_A2
Populated
Populated
Populated
DDR4_B1
DDR4_B2
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
• If only two memory modules are installed in the DDR4 DIMM slots, then Dual
Channel Memory Technology is activated. If three memory modules are installed, then
Triple Channel Memory Technology is activated. If more than four memory modules
are installed in the DDR4 DIMM slots, then Quad Channel Memory Technology is
activated.
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
There are 5 PCI Express slots on the motherboard.
Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is switched off
or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the documentation of the expansion card and
make necessary hardware settings for the card before you start the installation.
PCIe slots:
PCIE1 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE3 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width cards.
PCIE4 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE5 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width graphics cards.
PCIe Slot Configurations
PCIE1
PCIE2
PCIE4
PCIE5
Single Graphics Card
x16
N/A
N/A
N/A
Two Graphics Cards in
CrossFireXTM or SLITM
Mode
x16
N/A
x16
N/A
Three Graphics Cards in
3-Way CrossFireXTM Mode
or 3-Way SLITM Mode
x16
x8
x16
N/A
Four Graphics Cards in
4-Way CrossFireXTM Mode
or 4-Way SLITM Mode
x16
x8
x16
x8
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For a better thermal environment, please connect a chassis fan to the motherboard’s |
chassis fan connector (CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 or CHA_FAN3) when using multiple
graphics cards.
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2.5 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place jumper caps over these
headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors will cause
permanent damage to the motherboard.
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.7, No. 20)
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
1
GND
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Connect the power
switch, reset switch and
system status indicator on
the chassis to this header
according to the pin
assignments below. Note
the positive and negative
pins before connecting
the cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to turn
off your system using the power switch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset switch to restart the
computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the
system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1/S3 sleep state. The
LED is off when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the
hard drive is reading or writing data.
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The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists of power
switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED, speaker and etc. When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header, make sure the wire assignments and the
pin assignments are matched correctly.
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Power LED and Speaker
Header
(7-pin SPK_PLED1)
(see p.7, No. 26)
Please connect the
chassis power LED and
the chassis speaker to this
header.
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
1
PLED+
PLED+
PLED-
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB_1_2)
(see p.7, No. 24)
(9-pin USB_3_4)
(see p.7, No. 25)
USB 3.0 Headers
(19-pin USB3_9_10)
(see p.7, No. 21)
USB_PWR
PP+
1
SATA3_4 SATA3_6 SATA3_8
These eight SATA3
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
SATA3_2
SATA3_1
SATA3_3 SATA3_5 SATA3_7
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_1_2:
see p.7, No. 17)
(SATA3_3_4:
see p.7, No. 16)
(SATA3_5_6:
see p.7, No. 15)
(SATA3_7_8:
see p.7, No. 14)
There are two headers
on this motherboard.
Each USB 2.0 header can
support two ports.
GND
DUMMY
GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
IntA_P_D +
IntA_P_D GN D
IntA_P_SSTX+
IntA_P_SSTXGN D
IntA_P_SSRX +
IntA_P_SSRX Vbu s
There are two headers
on this motherboard.
Each USB 3.0 header can
support two ports.
ID
1
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Vbu s
IntA_P_SSRX IntA_P_SSRX +
GN D
IntA_P_SSTXIntA_P_SSTX+
GN D
IntA_P_D IntA_P_D +
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(19-pin USB3_11_12)
(see p.7, No. 11)
Vbus
Vbus
IntA_PB_SSRX-
IntA_PA_SSRX-
IntA_PB_SSRX+
IntA_PA_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PB_SSTX-
GND
IntA_PA_SSTX-
IntA_PB_SSTX+
IntA_PA_SSTX+
GND
IntA_PB_D-
GND
IntA_PA_D-
IntA_PB_D+
IntA_PA_D+
Dummy
1
Front Panel Audio
Headers
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.7, No. 30)
(9-pin HD_AUDIO_RA1)
(see p.7, No. 29)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
This header is for
connecting audio devices
to the front audio panel.
* Connect the audio
device to either one of the
audio connectors.
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the instructions in our manual and chassis
manual to install your system.
2. If you use an AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio header by the
steps 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 the HD audio panel only. You don’t need to connect
them for the AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic, go to the “FrontMic” Tab in the Realtek Control panel and
adjust “Recording Volume”.
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
1
2
3
4
Please connect fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to
the ground pin.
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Chassis Fan Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 32)
(4-pin CHA_FAN2)
(see p.7, No. 27)
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Chassis Optional/Water
Pump Fan Connector
(4-pin CHA_FAN3/W_
PUMP)
(see p.7, No. 1)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 8)
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
1
2
3
4
CPU Optional/Water
Pump Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_OPT/W_
PUMP)
(see p.7, No. 31)
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.7, No. 10)
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ATX 12V Power
Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.7, No. 9)
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This motherboard
provides a 4-Pin CPU fan
(Quiet Fan) connector.
If you plan to connect a
3-Pin CPU fan, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
1
2
3
4
This motherboard
provides a 4-Pin water
cooling CPU fan
connector. If you plan
to connect a 3-Pin CPU
water cooler fan, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
1
2
3
12
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1
13
This motherboard
provides a 4-Pin water
cooling chassis fan
connectors. If you plan to
connect a 3-Pin chassis
water cooler fan, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
4
This motherboard
provides a 24-pin ATX
power connector. To use a
20-pin ATX power supply,
please plug it along Pin 1
and Pin 13.
8
5
4
1
This motherboard
provides a 8-pin ATX 12V
power connector. Connect
the 8-pin ATX 12V
connector from your
power supply.
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ATX 12V Power
Connector
(4-pin ATX12V2)
(see p.7, No. 2)
Please connect an ATX
12V power supply to this
connector.
*The power supply plug
fits into this connector in
only one orientation.
Graphics 12V Power
Connector
(6-pin GFX_12V1)
(see p.7, No. 18)
1
6
3
* Install the PSU’s power cable to
this connector when 4 graphics
cards are installed.
1
12V G
(4-pin RGB_LED2)
(see p.7, No. 12)
R
B
R
G
12V
1
U.2 Connector
(36-pin U2_1)
(see p.7, No. 13)
This motherboard provides a 6-pin Graphics
12V power connector.
B
These two RGB headers are used
to connect RGB LED extension cable which allows users to
choose from various LED lighting effects.
Caution: Never install the RGB
LED cable in the wrong orientation; otherwise, the cable may
be damaged.
*Please refer to page 62 for
further instructions on these two
headers.
This connector supports U.2
NVM Express storage devices up
to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s).
* If U.2 Connector is plugged,
M2_1 will be disabled.
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RGB LED Headers
(4-pin RGB_LED1)
(see p.7, No. 28)
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2.6 Smart Switches
The motherboard has five smart switches: Power Switch, Reset Switch, Clear CMOS
Switch, CPU Xtreme OC Switch and BIOS Flashback Switch.
Power Switch
(PWRBTN)
(see p.7, No. 19)
Reset Switch
(RSTBTN)
(see p.7, No. 22)
Power
Power Switch allows users
to quickly turn on/off the
system.
Reset
Reset Switch allows
users to quickly reset the
system.
Clear CMOS Switch
(CLRCBTN)
(see p.7, No. 23)
Clear CMOS Switch
allows users to quickly
clear the CMOS values.
OFF
CPU Xtreme OC Switch
(MOS_PROCHOT1)
(see p.7, No. 5)
ON
This function is workable only when you power off your computer and unplug the power
supply.
PROCHOT = ON (default)
(Disable CPU Extreme
OC mode)
PROCHOT = OFF
(Enable CPU Extreme OC
mode)
Warning: Overclocking
may cause damage to your
CPU and motherboard.
It should be done at your
own risk and expense.
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BIOS Flashback Switch
(BIOS_FB1)
(see p.9, No. 19)
BIOS Flashback Switch allows users
to flash the BIOS.
To use USB BIOS Flashback function, press the BIOS Flashback Switch for three seconds. Please
follow the steps below.
1. Download the latest BIOS file from ASRock's website : http://www.asrock.com.
2. Copy the BIOS file to your USB flash drive.Please make sure the file system of
your USB flash drive must be FAT32.
3. Extract BIOS file from the zip file.
4. Rename the file to “creative.rom”.
5. Install PSU and turn it on.
*Do not boot the system.
6. Then plug your USB drive to the USB BIOS Flashback port.
7. Press the BIOS Flashback Switch for about three seconds. Then the LED starts to
blink.
8. Wait until the LED stops blinking, indicating that BIOS flashing has been completed.
*If the LED light turns solid green, this means that the BIOS Flashback is not
operating properly.
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USB BIOS Flashback port
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2.7 Dr. Debug
Dr. Debug is used to provide code information, which makes troubleshooting even
easier. Please see the diagrams below for reading the Dr. Debug codes.
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Code
Description
00
Please check if the CPU is installed correctly and then clear
CMOS.
0d
Problem related to memory, VGA card or other devices.
Please clear CMOS, re-install the memory and VGA card,
and remove other USB, PCI devices.
01 - 54
(except 0d),
5A- 60
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and
memory then clear CMOS. If the problem still exists, please
install only one memory module or try using other memory
modules.
55
The Memory could not be detected. Please re-install the
memory and CPU. If the problem still exists, please install
only one memory module or try using other memory
modules.
61 - 91
Chipset initialization error. Please press reset or clear
CMOS.
92 - 99
Problem related to PCI-E devices. Please re-install PCI-E
devices or try installing them in other slots. If the problem
still exists, please remove all PCI-E devices or try using
another VGA card.
A0 - A7
Problem related to IDE or SATA devices. Please re-install
IDE and SATA devices. If the problem still exists, please
clear CMOS and try removing all SATA devices.
b0
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and
memory. If the problem still exists, please install only one
memory module or try using other memory modules.
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b4
Problem related to USB devices. Please try removing all
b7
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and
memory then clear CMOS. If the problem still exists, please
install only one memory module or try using other memory
modules.
d6
The VGA could not be recognized. Please clear CMOS and
try re-installing the VGA card. If the problem still exists,
please try installing the VGA card in other slots or use other
VGA cards.
d7
The Keyboard and mouse could not be recognized. Please
try re-installing the keyboard and mouse.
d8
Invalid Password.
FF
Please check if the CPU is installed correctly and then clear
CMOS.
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USB devices.
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2.8 SLITM , 3-Way SLITM , 4-Way SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports NVIDIA® SLITM , 3-way SLITM, 4-way SLITM and Quad
SLITM (Scalable Link Interface) technology that allows you to install up to four
identical PCI Express x16 graphics cards.
Requirements
1. You should only use identical SLITM-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA® certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports NVIDIA® SLITM technology.
Download the drivers from the NVIDIA® website: www.nvidia.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a NVIDIA® certified PSU.
Please refer to the NVIDIA® website for details.
2.8.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
If required, connect the auxiliary power
source to the PCI Express graphics cards.
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Step 3
Align and insert the ASRock SLI_HB_
Bridge_3S Card (if you install NVIDIA®
high-bandwidth graphics cards) to the
goldfingers on each graphics card. Make
sure the ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_3S Card
is firmly in place.
SLI_HB_Bridge_3S Card
ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_3S Card
(For NVIDIA® high-bandwidth graphics cards)
Step 4
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.8.2 Installing Three SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE2 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
Connect the auxiliary power source to the
PCI Express graphics card. Please make
sure that both power connectors on the
PCI Express graphics card are connected.
Repeat this step on the three graphics
cards.
Step 3
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3-Way SLI Bridge
Align and insert the ASRock 3-Way SLI
Bridge Card to the goldfingers on each
graphics card. Make sure the ASRock
3-Way SLI Bridge Card is firmly in place.
ASRock 3-Way SLI Bridge Card
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Step 4
English
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
*If possible, please plug the PSU’s power
cable to GFX_12V1.
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2.8.3 Installing Four SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into the PCIE1
slot, another graphics card into the PCIE2
slot, the third graphics card into the PCIE4
slot and the last graphics card into the
PCIE5 slot. Make sure that the cards are
properly seated on the slots.
Step 2
Connect the auxiliary power source to the
PCI Express graphics card. Please make
sure that both power connectors on the
PCI Express graphics card are connected.
Repeat this step on the three graphics
cards.
Step 3
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4-Way SLI
Bridge Card
Align and insert the ASRock 4-Way
SLI-S111 Bridge Card to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Make sure the ASRock
4-Way SLI-S111 Bridge Card is firmly in
place.
ASRock 4-Way SLI-S111 Bridge Card
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Step 4
English
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
*If possible, please plug the PSU’s power
cable to GFX_12V1.
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2.8.4 Driver Installation and Setup
Install the graphics card drivers to your system. After that, you can enable the
Multi-Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in the NVIDIA® nView system tray utility.
Please follow the below procedures to enable the multi-GPU.
Step 1
Double-click the NVIDIA Control Panel
icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 2
In the left pane, click Set SLI and PhysX
configuration. Then select Maximize 3D
performance and click Apply.
Step 3
Reboot your system.
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2.9 CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM, 4-Way CrossFireXTM and
Quad CrossFireXTM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports CrossFireXTM, 3-way CrossFireXTM, 4-way CrossFireXTM
and Quad CrossFireXTM that allows you to install up to four identical PCI Express
x16 graphics cards.
1. You should only use identical CrossFireXTM-ready graphics cards that are AMD
certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports AMD CrossFireXTM technology.
Download the drivers from the AMD’s website: www.amd.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a AMD certified PSU. Please
refer to the AMD’s website for details.
4. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireXTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will
operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireXTM mode.
5. Different CrossFireXTM cards may require different methods to enable CrossFireXTM. Please refer to AMD graphics card manuals for detailed installation guide.
2.9.1 Installing Two CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
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CrossFire Bridge
Connect two graphics cards by installing
a CrossFire Bridge on the CrossFire Bridge
Interconnects on the top of the graphics
cards. (The CrossFire Bridge is provided
with the graphics card you purchase, not
bundled with this motherboard. Please
refer to your graphics card vendor for
details.)
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Step 3
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE1 slot.
2.9.2 Installing Three CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE2 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
CrossFire Bridge
Use one CrossFire Bridge to connect
the graphics cards on PCIE1 and PCIE2
slots, and use the other CrossFire Bridge
to connect the graphics cards on PCIE2
and PCIE4 slots. (The CrossFire Bridge
is provided with the graphics card
you purchase, not bundled with this
motherboard. Please refer to your graphics
card vendor for details.)
Step 3
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE1 slot.
*If possible, please plug the PSU’s power
cable to GFX_12V1.
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2.9.3 Installing Four CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot,
another graphics card into PCIE2 slot, the
third graphics card into PCIE4 slot and the
last graphics card into PCIE5 slot. Make
sure that the cards are properly seated on
the slots.
Step 2
Step 3
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
*If possible, please plug the PSU’s power
cable to GFX_12V1.
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CrossFire Bridge
Use one CrossFire Bridge to connect the
graphics cards on PCIE1 and PCIE2 slots,
another CrossFire Bridge to connect
the graphics cards on PCIE2 and PCIE4
slots, and use the third CrossFire Bridge
to connect the Radeon graphics cards on
PCIE4 and PCIE5 slots. (The CrossFire
Bridge is provided with the graphics
card you purchase, not bundled with this
motherboard. Please refer to your graphics
card vendor for details.)
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2.9.4 Driver Installation and Setup
Step 1
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Step 2
Remove the AMD drivers if you have any VGA drivers installed in your system.
The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility
to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation. Please
check AMD’s website for AMD driver updates.
Step 3
Install the required drivers and CATALYST Control Center then restart your
computer. Please check AMD’s website for details.
Step 4
AMD Catalyst Control Center
Double-click the AMD Catalyst Control
Center icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 5
In the left pane, click Performance and
then AMD CrossFireXTM . Then select
Enable AMD CrossFireX and click Apply.
Select the GPU number according to your
graphics card and click Apply.
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2.10 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide (M2_1 and
M2_2)
The M.2, also known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a small size and
versatile card edge connector that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA. The Ultra M.2
Socket (M2_1 and M2_2) support SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module
up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s).
* If U.2 Connector is plugged, M2_1 will be disabled
Installing the M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module
Step 1
Prepare a M.2_SSD (NGFF) module
and the screw.
Step 2
3
2
Depending on the PCB type and
length of your M.2_SSD (NGFF)
module, find the corresponding nut
location to be used.
1
B
No.
Nut Location
A
1
2
3
A
B
C
PCB Length
4.2cm
6cm
8cm
Module Type
Type 2242
Type2260
Type 2280
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C
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Step 3
C
B
A
Move the standoff based on the
module type and length.
The standoff is placed at the nut
location D by default. Skip Step 3
and 4 and go straight to Step 5 if you
are going to use the default nut.
Otherwise, release the standoff by
hand.
Step 4
C
B
Peel off the yellow protective film on
the nut to be used. Hand tighten the
standoff into the desired nut location
on the motherboard.
A
Step 5
B
C
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Align and gently insert the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module into the M.2
slot. Please be aware that the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module only fits in one
orientation.
A
B
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Step 6
NUT2
NUT1
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C
Tighten the screw with a screwdriver
to secure the module into place.
Please do not overtighten the screw
as this might damage the module.
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M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Support List
English
Vendor
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
Corsair
Crucial
Crucial
Intel
Intel
Intel
Kingston
Kingston
OCZ
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
SanDisk
SanDisk
Team
Team
Team
Team
TEAM
TEAM
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Interface
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
SATA3
PCIe2 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe
PCIe
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe x4
PCIe
PCIe
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
Length
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2260
2260
2242
2242
2280
2280
2280
2280
P/N
AXNS381E-128GM-B
ASU800NS38-256GT-C
AXNS381E-256GM-B
ASU800NS38-512GT-C
ASX7000NP-128GT-C
ASX8000NP-256GM-C
ASX7000NP-256GT-C
ASX7000NP-512GT-C
ASX8000NP-512GM-C
CSSD-F240GBMP500
CT120M500SSD4
CT240M500SSD4
Intel SSDSCKGW080A401/80G
SSDPEKKF256G7
SSDPEKKF512G7
SM2280S3
SH2280S3/480G
RVD400 -M2280-512G (NVME)
PX-128M8PeG
PX-1TM8PeG
PX-256M8PeG
PX-512M8PeG
PX-G256M6e
PX-G512M6e
SM961 MZVPW128HEGM (NVM)
PM961 MZVLW128HEGR (NVME)
960 EVO (MZ-V6E250) (NVME)
960 EVO (MZ-V6E250BW) (NVME)
SM951 (NVME)
SM951 (MZHPV256HDGL)
SM951 (MZHPV512HDGL)
SM951 (NVME)
XP941-512G (MZHPU512HCGL)
SD6PP4M-128G
SD6PP4M-256G
TM4PS4128GMC105
TM4PS4256GMC105
TM8PS4128GMC105
TM8PS4256GMC105
TM8FP2240G0C101
TM8FP2480GC110
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SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
2242
2260
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
TS256GMTS400
TS512GMTS600
TS512GMTS800
VLM100-120G-2280B-RD
VLM100-240G-2280B-RD
VLM100-240G-2280RGB
VSM100-240G-2280
WDS100T1B0B-00AS40
WDS240G1G0B-00RC30
WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0 (NVME)
WDS512G1X0C-00ENX0 (NVME)
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2.11 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide (M2_3)
The M.2, also known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a small size and
versatile card edge connector that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA. The Ultra M.2
Socket (M2_3) support SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3
x4 (32 Gb/s).
Installing the M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module
Step 1
Prepare a M.2_SSD (NGFF) module
and the screw.
Step 2
4
3
Depending on the PCB type and
length of your M.2_SSD (NGFF)
module, find the corresponding nut
location to be used.
2
1
D
C
B
No.
Nut Location
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A
1
2
3
4
A
B
C
D
PCB Length
3cm
4.2cm
6cm
8cm
Module Type
Type2230
Type 2242
Type2260
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D
C
Move the standoff based on the
module type and length.
The standoff is placed at the nut
location D by default. Skip Step 3 and
4 and go straight to Step 5 if you are
going to use the default nut.
Otherwise, release the standoff by
hand.
A
B
Step 4
D
C
A
B
Peel off the yellow protective film on
the nut to be used. Hand tighten the
standoff into the desired nut location
on the motherboard.
Step 5
C
D
Align and gently insert the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module into the M.2
slot. Please be aware that the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module only fits in one
orientation.
A
B
C
B
A
Step 6
NUT2
NUT1
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D
Tighten the screw with a screwdriver
to secure the module into place.
Please do not overtighten the screw as
this might damage the module.
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Vendor
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
Corsair
Crucial
Crucial
Intel
Intel
Intel
Kingston
Kingston
OCZ
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
SanDisk
SanDisk
Team
Team
Team
Team
TEAM
TEAM
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Interface
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
SATA3
PCIe2 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe
PCIe
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe x4
PCIe
PCIe
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
Length
2230
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2260
2260
2242
2242
2280
2280
2280
2280
P/N
AXNS330E-32GM-B
AXNS381E-128GM-B
ASU800NS38-256GT-C
AXNS381E-256GM-B
ASU800NS38-512GT-C
ASX7000NP-128GT-C
ASX8000NP-256GM-C
ASX7000NP-256GT-C
ASX7000NP-512GT-C
ASX8000NP-512GM-C
CSSD-F240GBMP500
CT120M500SSD4
CT240M500SSD4
Intel SSDSCKGW080A401/80G
SSDPEKKF256G7
SSDPEKKF512G7
SM2280S3
SH2280S3/480G
RVD400 -M2280-512G (NVME)
PX-128M8PeG
PX-1TM8PeG
PX-256M8PeG
PX-512M8PeG
PX-G256M6e
PX-G512M6e
SM961 MZVPW128HEGM (NVM)
PM961 MZVLW128HEGR (NVME)
960 EVO (MZ-V6E250) (NVME)
960 EVO (MZ-V6E250BW) (NVME)
SM951 (NVME)
SM951 (MZHPV256HDGL)
SM951 (MZHPV512HDGL)
SM951 (NVME)
XP941-512G (MZHPU512HCGL)
SD6PP4M-128G
SD6PP4M-256G
TM4PS4128GMC105
TM4PS4256GMC105
TM8PS4128GMC105
TM8PS4256GMC105
TM8FP2240G0C101
TM8FP2480GC110
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SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
2242
2260
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
TS256GMTS400
TS512GMTS600
TS512GMTS800
VLM100-120G-2280B-RD
VLM100-240G-2280B-RD
VLM100-240G-2280RGB
VSM100-240G-2280
WDS100T1B0B-00AS40
WDS240G1G0B-00RC30
WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0 (NVME)
WDS512G1X0C-00ENX0 (NVME)
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Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
3.1 Installing Drivers
The Support CD that comes with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features.
Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu does not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASRSETUP.EXE” in the Support CD to display the menu.
Drivers Menu
The drivers compatible to your system will be auto-detected and listed on the
support CD driver page. Please click Install All or follow the order from top to
bottom to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the application software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
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3.2 A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new
features and improved utilities.
3.2.1 Installing A-Tuning
A-Tuning can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop. After the
installation, you will find the icon “A-Tuning“ on your desktop. Double-click the
“A-Tuning“
icon, A-Tuning main menu will pop up.
3.2.2 Using A-Tuning
There are six sections in A-Tuning main menu: Operation Mode, OC Tweaker,
System Info, FAN-Tastic Tuning and Settings.
Operation Mode
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Choose an operation mode for your computer.
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OC Tweaker
Configurations for overclocking the system.
System Info
View information about the system.
*The System Browser tab may not appear for certain models.
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FAN-Tastic Tuning
Configure up to five different fan speeds using the graph. The fans will automatically shift
to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
Settings
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Configure ASRock A-Tuning. Click to select "Auto run at Windows Startup" if you
want A-Tuning to be launched when you start up the Windows operating system.
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3.3 ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
The ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is an online store for purchasing and
downloading software applications for your ASRock computer. You can quickly
and easily install various apps and support utilities. With ASRock APP Shop, you
can optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date simply with a few
clicks.
Double-click
utility.
on your desktop to access ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
*You need to be connected to the Internet to download apps from the ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
3.3.1 UI Overview
Category Panel
Hot News
Information Panel
Category Panel: The category panel contains several category tabs or buttons that
when selected the information panel below displays the relative information.
Information Panel: The information panel in the center displays data about the
currently selected category and allows users to perform job-related tasks.
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Hot News: The hot news section displays the various latest news. Click on the image
to visit the website of the selected news and know more.
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3.3.2 Apps
When the "Apps" tab is selected, you will see all the available apps on screen for you
to download.
Installing an App
Step 1
Find the app you want to install.
The most recommended app appears on the left side of the screen. The other various
apps are shown on the right. Please scroll up and down to see more apps listed.
You can check the price of the app and whether you have already intalled it or not.
- The red icon displays the price or "Free" if the app is free of charge.
- The green "Installed" icon means the app is installed on your computer.
Step 2
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Click on the app icon to see more details about the selected app.
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Step 3
If you want to install the app, click on the red icon
to start downloading.
Step 4
When installation completes, you can find the green "Installed" icon appears on the
upper right corner.
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To uninstall it, simply click on the trash can icon
*The trash icon may not appear for certain apps.
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Upgrading an App
You can only upgrade the apps you have already installed. When there is an
available new version for your app, you will find the mark of "New Version"
appears below the installed app icon.
Step 1
Click on the app icon to see more details.
Step 2
to start upgrading.
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Click on the yellow icon
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3.3.3 BIOS & Drivers
Installing BIOS or Drivers
When the "BIOS & Drivers" tab is selected, you will see a list of recommended or
critical updates for the BIOS or drivers. Please update them all soon.
Step 1
Please check the item information before update. Click on
Step 2
Click to select one or more items you want to update.
Step 3
Click Update to start the update process.
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3.3.4 Setting
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In the "Setting" page, you can change the language, select the server location, and
determine if you want to automatically run the ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
on Windows startup.
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3.4 ASRock RGB LED
ASRock RGB LED is a lighting control utility specifically designed for unique individuals with
sophisticated tastes to build their own stylish colorful lighting system. Simply by connecting the
LED strip, you can customize various lighting schemes and patterns, including Static, Breathing,
Strobe, Cycling, Music, Wave and more.
Connecting the LED Strip
1
OFF
ON
Connect your RGB LED strips to the RGB LED Headers (RGB_LED1, RGB_LED2) on the
motherboard.
RGB_LED1
12V G
R
B
RGB_LED2
B
R
G
12V
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12V
G
R
B
1. Never install the RGB LED cable in the wrong orientation; otherwise, the cable may be
damaged.
2. Before installing or removing your RGB LED cable, please power off your system and
unplug the power cord from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause damages to
motherboard components.
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1. Please note that the RGB LED strips do not come with the package.
2. The RGB LED header supports standard 5050 RGB LED strip (12V/G/R/B), with a
maximum power rating of 3A (12V) and length within 2 meters.
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ASRock RGB LED Utility
Now you can adjust the RGB LED color through the ASRock RGB LED utility. Download
this utility from the ASRock Live Update & APP Shop and start coloring your PC style
your way!
Drag the tab to customize your
preference.
Toggle on/off the
RGB LED switch
Select a RGB LED light effect
from the drop-down menu.
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Sync RGB LED effects
for all LED regions of
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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
4.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to configure your
system. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY by pressing <F2> or <Del> right
after you power on the computer, otherwise, the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) will
continue with its test routines. If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after
POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the
reset button on the system chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off
and then back on.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup
screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly
match what you see on your screen.
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
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Main
For setting system time/date information
OC Tweaker
For overclocking configurations
Advanced
For advanced system configurations
Tool
Useful tools
H/W Monitor
Displays current hardware status
Security
For security settings
Boot
For configuring boot settings and boot priority
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI Setup Utility
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4.1.2 Navigation Keys
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar, and
use < > key or < > key to move the cursor up or down to select items, then
press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also use the mouse to click your
required item.
Please check the following table for the descriptions of each navigation key.
+ / -
Description
To change option for the selected items
<Tab>
Switch to next function
<PGUP>
Go to the previous page
<PGDN>
Go to the next page
<HOME>
Go to the top of the screen
<END>
Go to the bottom of the screen
<F1>
To display the General Help Screen
<F7>
Discard changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
<F9>
Load optimal default values for all the settings
<F10>
Save changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
<F12>
Print screen
<ESC>
Jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
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Navigation Key(s)
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4.2 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and
display the system overview.
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4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup
screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly
match what you see on your screen.
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
Select the overclock mode.
CPU Frequency and Voltage Change
If this item is set to [Manual], the multiplier and voltage will be set based on user selection.
Final result is depending on the CPU's capability.
SMT Mode
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This item can be used to disable symmetric multithreading. To re-enable SMT, a
power cycle is needed after selecting [Auto].
Warning: S3 is not supported on systems where SMT is disabled.
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DRAM Timing Configuration
Load XMP Setting
Load XMP settings to overclock the DDR memory and perform beyond standard
specifications.
Voltage Configuration
Voltage Mode
[OC]
If this option is selected, there is larger range voltage for overclocking.
[Stable]
If this option is selected, there is smaller range voltage for stable system.
CPU Vcore Voltage
Configure the voltage for the CPU Vcore.
CPU Load-Line Calibration
CPU Load-Line Calibration helps prevent CPU voltage droop when the system is
under heavy loading.
VDDCR_SOC Voltage
Configure the voltage for the VID-requested VDDCR_SOC supply level.
VDDCR_SOC Load-Line Calibration
VDDCR_SOC Load-Line Calibration helps prevent VDDCR_SOC voltage droop
when the system is under heavy loading.
CPU OVP
Configure the CPU OVP (Over Voltage Protection).
CPU OCP
Configure the CPU OCP (Over Current Protection).
MOS Over Temperature Protection
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When MOS Over Temperature Protection is enabled, the system automatically
shuts down when the motherboard is overheated.
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
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DRAM_CD Voltage
Use this to select DRAM_CD Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
VTT_DDR
Configure the VTT DDR voltage. The default value is [Auto].
VTT_DDR_CD
Configure the VTT DDR_CD voltage. The default value is [Auto].
VPPM
Configure the voltage for the VPPM.
VPPM_CD
Configure the voltage for the VPPM_CD.
VDDCR_SOC_S5
Configure the VDDCR SOC (S5) voltage.
1.05V_PROM Voltage
Use this to select 1.05V_PROM Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
+1.8 Voltage
Use this to select +1.8 Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
+1.8 SB Voltage
Use this to select +1.8 SB Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
2.50V_PROM Voltage
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Configure the voltage for the 2.50V PROM.
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4.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, North Bridge Configuration, South Bridge Configuration, StorageConfiguration, Super IO Configuration, ACPI Configuration, AMD PBS and AMD
CBS.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.
UEFI Configuration
Active Page on Entry
Select the default page when entering the UEFI setup utility.
Full HD UEFI
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When [Auto] is selected, the resolution will be set to 1920 x 1080 if the monitor
supports Full HD resolution. If the monitor does not support Full HD resolution,
then the resolution will be set to 1024 x 768. When [Disable] is selected, the
resolution will be set to 1024 x 768 directly.
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4.4.1 CPU Configuration
AMD fTPM Switch
Use this to enable or disable AMD CPU fTPM.
SVM Mode
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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].
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4.4.2 North Bridge Configuration
IOMMU
Use this to configure IOMMU. The default value of this feature is [Auto].
SR-IOV Support
Enable/disable the SR-IOV (Single Root IO Virtualization Support) if the system
has SR-IOV capable PCIe devices.
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4.4.3 South Bridge Configuration
Deep Sleep
Configure deep sleep mode for power saving when the computer is shut down.
Restore on AC/Power Loss
Select the power state after a power failure. If [Power Off] is selected, the power will
remain off when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the system will start
to boot up when the power recovers.
WAN Radio
Configure the WiFi module's connectivity.
Onboard Debug Port LED
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Enable/disable the onboard Dr. Debug LED.
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4.4.4 Storage Configuration
SATA Controller(s)
Enable/disable the SATA controllers.
SATA Mode
AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
RAID: Combine multiple disk drives into a logical unit.
SATA Hot Plug
Enable/disable the SATA Hot Plug function.
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4.4.5 Super IO Configuration
PS2 Y-Cable
English
Enable the PS2 Y-Cable or set this option to Auto.
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4.4.6 ACPI Configuration
Suspend to RAM
It is recommended to select auto for ACPI S3 power saving.
ACPI HPET Table
Enable the High Precision Event Timer for better performance and to pass WHQL
tests.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PS/2 Keyboard.
PCIE Devices Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PCIE device and enable wake on LAN.
RTC Alarm Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by the real time clock alarm. Set it to By OS to let
it be handled by your operating system.
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4.4.7 AMD PBS
PCIe x16 Switch
Configure the PCIe x16 Switch.
Promontory PCIe Switch
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Configure the Promontory PCIe Switch.
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4.4.8 AMD CBS
DRAM Timing Configuration
Overclock
Configure the memory overclock settings.
Custom Pstates / Throttling
Custom Pstates0
Custom P-State0 or leave this item to [Auto].
Custom Pstates1
Custom P-State1 or leave this item to [Auto].
Custom Pstates2
Custom P-State2 or leave this item to [Auto].
Custom Pstates3
Custom P-State3 or leave this item to [Auto].
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Custom Pstates4
Custom P-State4 or leave this item to [Auto].
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Custom Pstates5
Custom P-State5 or leave this item to [Auto].
Custom Pstates6
Custom P-State6 or leave this item to [Auto].
Custom Pstates7
Custom P-State7 or leave this item to [Auto].
Relaxed EDC throttling
[Disabled]
If this option is selected, part-specific EDC throttling protection is enabled.
[Enabled]
Select this option to reduce the amount of time the processor will throttle.
[Auto]
AMD's recommendation (Disabled).
Zen Common Options
RedirectForReturnDis
From a workaround for GCC/C000005 issue for XV Core on CZ A0, setting MSRC001_1029
Decode Configuration (DE_CFG) bit 14 [DecfgNoRdrctForReturns] to 1.
L2 TLB Associativity
0 - L2 TLB ways [11:8] are fully associative. 1 - =L2 TLB ways [11:8] are 4K-only.
Platform first Error Handling
Enable/disable PFEH, cloak individual banks, and mask deferred error interrupts from each
bank.
Core Performance Boost
Disable CPB.
Enable IBS
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Enables IBS through MSRC001_1005[42] and disables SpecLockMap through
MSRC001_1020[54].
Global C-state Control
Controls IO based C-state generation and DF C-states.
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Opcache Control
Enables or disables the Opcache.
OC Mode
OC1 - 16 cores/3.6GHz on 1.3375V
OC2 - 8 cores/3.7GHz on 1.369V
OC3 - 4 cores/3.75GHz on 1.374V\nMax Stress - 16 cores/3.8GHz on 1.400V
SEV-ES ASID Space Limit
SEV VMs using ASIDs below the SEV-ES ASID Space Limit must enable the SEV-ES feature.
The valid values for this field are from 0x1 (1) - 0x10 (16).
Core/Thread Enablement
Downcore control
Sets the number of cores to be used. Once this option has been used to remove any cores, a
POWER CYCLE is required in order for future selections to take effect.
SMTEN
This item can be used to disable symmetric multithreading. To re-enable SMT, a POWER
CYCLE is needed after selecting the 'Auto' option.
Warning: S3 is NOT SUPPORTED on systems where SMT is disabled.
Streaming Stores Control
Enables or disables the streaming stores functionality.
DF Common Options
DRAM scrub time
Provide a value that is the number of hours to scrub memory.
Redirect scrubber control
Control DF::RedirScrubCtrl[EnRedirScrub]
Disable DF sync flood propagation
English
Control DF::PIEConfig[DisSyncFloodProp].
Freeze DF module queues on error
Controls DF::PIEConfig[DisImmSyncFloodOnFatalError]
Disabling this option sets DF:PIEConfig[DisImmSyncFloodOnFatalError].
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GMI encryption control
GMI encryption control
Control GMI link encryption
xGMI encryption control
Control xGMI link encryption
CC6 memory region encryption
Control whether or not the CC6 save/restore memory is encrypted
Location of private memory regions
Controls whether or not the private memory regions (PSP, SMU and CC6) are at the top of
DRAM or distributed. Note that distributed requires memory on all dies. Note that it will
always be at the top of DRAM if some dies don't have memory regardless of this option's
setting.
System probe filter
Controls whether or not the probe filter is enabled. Has no effect on parts where the probe
filter is fuse disabled.
Memory interleaving
Controls fabric level memory interleaving (AUTO, none, channel, die, socket). Note that
channel, die, and socket has requirements on memory populations and it will be ignored if
the memory doesn't support the selected option.
Memory interleaving size
Controls the memory interleaving size. The valid values are AUTO, 256 bytes, 512 bytes, 1
Kbytes or 2Kbytes. This determines the starting address of the interleave (bit 8, 9, 10 or 11).
Channel interleaving hash
Controls whether or not the address bits are hashed during channel interleave mode. This
field should not be used unless the interleaving is set to channel and the interleaving size is
256 or 512 bytes.
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Memory Clear
When this feature is disabled, BIOS does not implement MemClear after memory training
(only if non-ECC DIMMs are used).
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UMC Common Options
DDR4 Common Options
DRAM Controller Configuration
DRAM Controller Configuration
DRAM Power Options
Cmd2T
Select between 1T and 2T mode on ADDR/CMD
Gear Down Mode
Configure the Gear Down Mode.
CAD Bus Configuration
CAD Bus Timing User Controls
Setup time on CAD bus signals to Auto or Manual
CAD Bus Drive Strength User Controls
Drive Strength on CAD bus signals to Auto or Manual
Data Bus Configuration
Data Bus Configuration User Controls
Specify the mode for drive strength to Auto or Manual
Common RAS
Data Poisoning
Enable/disable data poisoning: UMC_CH::EccCtrl[UcFatalEn] UMC_
CH::EccCtrl[WrEccEn]
Should be enabled/disabled together.
Security
TSME
English
Transparent SME: AddrTweakEn = 1; ForceEncrEn =1; DataEncrEn = 0
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Data Scramble
Data scrambling: DataScrambleEn
DRAM Memory Mapping
Chipselect Interleaving
Interleave memory blocks across the DRAM chip selects for node 0.
BankGroupSwap
Configure the BankGroupSwap.
BankGroupSwapAlt
Configure BankGroupSwapAlt.
Address Hash Bank
Configure the bank address hashing.
Address Hash CS
Configure the CS address hashing.
NVDIMM
Memory MBIST
MBIST Enable
Configure the Memory MBIST.
MBIST SubType Test
Select MBIST Subtest - Single Chipselect, Multi Chipselect, Address Line Test or execute
All test
MBIST Aggressors
Enable or disable MBIST Aggressor test.
MBIST Per Bit Slave Die Reporting
English
Enable or disable MBIST per bit slave die result report.
NBIO Common Options
NB Configuration
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IOMMU
Use this to enable or disable IOMMU. The default value of this feature is [Disabled].
Determinism Slider
[Auto]
Use default performance determinism settings
cTDP Control
[Auto]
Use the fused cTDP.
[Manual]
User can set customized cTDP.
Fan Control
[Auto]
Use the default fan controller settings.
[Manual]
User can set customized fan controller settings.
PSI
Disable PSI.
ACS Enable
Enable ACS.
PCIe ARI Support
Enables Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation
CLDO_VDDP Control
[Manual]
English
If this option is selected, user can set customized CLDO_VDDP voltage.
HD Audio Enable
Enable HD Audio.
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FCH Common Options
SATA Configuration Options
SATA Controller
Disable or enable OnChip SATA controller
Sata RAS Support
Disable or enable Sata RAS Support
Sata Disabled AHCI Prefetch Function
Configure the Sata Disabled AHCI Prefetch function.
Aggresive SATA Device Sleep Port 0
Configure the Aggresive SATA Device Sleep Port 0.
Aggresive SATA Device Sleep Port 1
Configure the Aggresive SATA Device Sleep Port 1.
USB Configuration Options
XHCI controller enable
Configure the USB3 controller.
SD (Secure Digital) Options
SD Configuration Mode
Select SD Mode.
Ac Power Loss Options
Select Ac Loss Control Method.
I2C Configuration Options
Uart Configuration Options
ESPI Configuration Options
English
XGBE Configuration Options
eMMC Options
NTB Common Options
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DRAM Memory Mapping
Chipselect Interleaving
Interleave memory blocks across the DRAM chip selects for node 0.
BankGroupSwap
Configure the BankGroupSwap.
BankGroupSwapAlt
Configure the BankGroupSwapAlt.
Address Hash Bank
Configure the bank address hashing.
Address Hash CS
Configure the CS address hashing.
NVDIMM
Memory MBIST
MBIST Enable
Configure the Memory MBIST.
MBIST SubType Test
Select MBIST Subtest - Single Chipselect, Multi Chipselect, Address Line Test or execute
all test.
MBIST Aggressors
Configure the MBIST Aggressor test.
MBIST Per Bit Slave Die Reporting
Configure the MBIST per bit slave die result report.
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4.5 Tools
RGB LED
ASRock RGB LED allows you to adjust the RGB LED color to your liking.
Easy RAID Installer
English
Easy RAID Installer helps you to copy the RAID driver from the support CD to
your USB storage device. After copying the drivers please change the SATA mode to
RAID, then you can start installing the operating system in RAID mode.
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Instant Flash
Save UEFI files in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your
UEFI.
Internet Flash - DHCP (Auto IP), Auto
ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI firmware version
from our servers for you. Please setup network configuration before using Internet
Flash.
*For BIOS backup and recovery purpose, it is recommended to plug in your USB
pen drive before using this function.
Network Configuration
Use this to configure internet connection settings for Internet Flash.
Internet Setting
Enable or disable sound effects in the setup utility.
UEFI Download Server
Select a server to download the UEFI firmware.
English
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4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
This section allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, fan
speed and voltage.
Fan-Tastic Tuning
Select a fan mode for CPU Fans 1&2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures and
assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
CPU Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Fan 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
CPU_OPT / W_Pump Switch
Select CPU Optional or Water Pump mode.
CPU Optional Fan Control Mode
Select PWM mode or DC mode for CPU Optional fan.
English
CPU Optional Fan Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Optional fan, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU
temperatures and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
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CPU Optional Fan Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for CPU Optional fan.
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 1 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 1.
Chassis Fan 2 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 2 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 2.
CHA_FAN3 / W_Pump Switch
Select CHA_FAN3 or Water Pump mode.
Chassis Fan 3 Control Mode
Select PWM mode or DC mode for Chassis Fan 3 .
Chassis Fan 3 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 3, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 3 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 3.
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4.7 Security Screen
In this section you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
You may also clear the user password.
Supervisor Password
Set or change the password for the administrator account. Only the administrator
has authority to change the settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and
press enter to remove the password.
User Password
Set or change the password for the user account. Users are unable to change the
settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and press enter to remove the
password.
Secure Boot
English
Enable to support Secure Boot.
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4.8 Boot Screen
This section displays the available devices on your system for you to configure the
boot settings and the boot priority.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. In fast mode you may not boot
from an USB storage device.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Allow the system to be waked up by the onboard LAN.
Setup Prompt Timeout
Configure the number of seconds to wait for the setup hot key.
Bootup Num-Lock
Select whether Num Lock should be turned on or off when the system boots up.
Boot Beep
English
Select whether the Boot Beep should be turned on or off when the system boots up. Please
note that a buzzer is needed.
Full Screen Logo
Enable to display the boot logo or disable to show normal POST messages.
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AddOn ROM Display
Enable AddOn ROM Display to see the AddOn ROM messages or configure the AddOn
ROM if you've enabled Full Screen Logo. Disable for faster boot speed.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
CSM
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless
you’re running a WHCK test.
Launch PXE OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not
execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.
Launch Storage OpROM Policy
English
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not
execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.
Launch Video OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not
execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.
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4.9 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Save configuration changes
and exit setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP
UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Discard changes and exit
setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY without saving
any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option the following message, “Discard changes?” will pop
out. Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all options. The F9 key can be used for this operation.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
English
Copy shellx64.efi to the root directory to launch EFI Shell.
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Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, you’re welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer
for further information. For technical questions, please submit a support request
form at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp
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