User Manual
Version 1.1
Published October 2014
Copyright©2014 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
Copyright Notice:
No part of this documentation may be reproduced, transcribed, transmitted, or
translated in any language, in any form or by any means, except duplication of
documentation by the purchaser for backup purpose, without written consent of
ASRock Inc.
Products and corporate names appearing in this documentation may or may not
be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used
only for identiication or explanation and to the owners’ beneit, without intent to
infringe.
Disclaimer:
Speciications and information contained in this documentation are furnished for
informational use only and subject to change without notice, and should not be
constructed as a commitment by ASRock. ASRock assumes no responsibility for
any errors or omissions that may appear in this documentation.
With respect to the contents of this documentation, ASRock does not provide
warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to
the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or itness for a particular
purpose.
In no event shall ASRock, its directors, oicers, employees, or agents be liable for
any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including damages for
loss of proits, loss of business, loss of data, interruption of business and the like),
even if ASRock has been advised of the possibility of such damages arising from any
defect or error in the documentation or product.
he terms HDMITM and HDMI High-Deinition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI
logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United
States and other countries.
his 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
he 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”
ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1
1.1
Package Contents
1
1.2
Speciications
2
1.3
Unique Features
6
1.4
Motherboard Layout
9
1.5
I/O Panel
11
Chapter 2 Installation
12
2.1
Installing the CPU
13
2.2
Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
16
2.3
Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
17
2.4
Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
19
2.5
Jumpers Setup
20
2.6
Onboard Headers and Connectors
21
Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
25
3.1
Installing Drivers
25
3.2
A-Tuning
26
3.3
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
30
3.4
Start8
35
Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
38
4.1
Introduction
38
4.1.1
UEFI Menu Bar
38
4.1.2 Navigation Keys
39
4.2
Main Screen
40
4.3
OC Tweaker Screen
41
4.4
Advanced Screen
49
4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
50
4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration
52
4.4.3 Storage Coniguration
54
4.4.4 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
55
4.4.5 Super IO Coniguration
56
4.4.6 ACPI Coniguration
58
4.4.7 USB Coniguration
60
4.4.8 Trusted Computing
61
4.5
Tools
62
4.6
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
65
4.7
Boot Screen
66
4.8
Security Screen
69
4.9
Exit Screen
70
H81 Pro BTC
Chapter 1 Introduction
hank you for purchasing ASRock H81 Pro BTC motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control.
It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s
commitment to quality and endurance.
In this manual, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the motherboard
and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation guide of the
sotware and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the coniguration guide of the BIOS setup.
Because the motherboard speciications and the BIOS sotware might be updated, the
content of this documentation will be subject to change without notice. In case any
modiications 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 speciic information about the model
you are using. You may ind 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 H81 Pro BTC Motherboard (ATX Form Factor)
• ASRock H81 Pro BTC Quick Installation Guide
• ASRock H81 Pro BTC Support CD
• 2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
English
• 1 x I/O Panel Shield
1
1.2 Speciications
Platform
• ATX Form Factor
• All Solid Capacitor design
CPU
th
TM
• Supports 4 Generation Intel® Core i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® /
Pentium® / Celeron® in LGA1150 Package
• Digi Power design
• 4 Power Phase design
• Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
Chipset
• Intel® H81
Memory
• Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
• 2 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-bufered
memory
• Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB
(see CAUTION1)
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Proile (XMP)1.3/1.2
Expansion
Slot
• 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2: x16 mode)
• 5 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
Graphics
• Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can
be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.
• Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick
Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full
HW Encode1, Intel® InTruTM 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD
Technology, Intel® InsiderTM, Intel® HD Graphics 4400/4600
• Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11.1
• Max. shared memory 1792MB
• Dual Graphics Output: support HDMI and D-Sub ports by
independent display controllers
English
• Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to
1920x1200 @ 60Hz
• Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
2
H81 Pro BTC
• Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and
HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant
HDMI monitor is required)
• Supports HDCP with HDMI Port
• Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI
Port
Audio
• 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)
LAN
• PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
• Realtek RTL8111GR
• Supports Realtek RealWoW! Technology
• Supports Wake-On-LAN
• Supports LAN Cable Detection
• Supports Energy Eicient Ethernet 802.3az
• Supports PXE
Rear Panel
I/O
• 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
• 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
• 1 x Serial Port: COM1
• 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP support)
• 1 x D-Sub Port
• 1 x HDMI Port
• 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
• 2 x USB 3.0 Ports
• 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
• HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
• 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and
Hot Plug
• 2 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s Connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and
Hot Plug
English
Storage
3
Connector
• 1 x IR Header
• 1 x COM Port Header
• 1 x Power LED Header
• 1 x TPM Header
• 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
• 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
• 1 x Power Fan Connector (3-pin)
• 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
• 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
• 2 x SLI/XFire Power Connectors
• 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
• 1 x SPDIF Out Connector
• 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
BIOS
Feature
• 32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
• ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
• SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
• CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V Voltage multi-adjustment
Support
CD
• Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Sotware (Trial Version), Google
Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial)
Hardware
Monitor
• CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
• CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
• CPU Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by CPU temperature)
• CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
• Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
OS
• Microsot® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
Certiications
• FCC, CE, WHQL
• ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
English
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
4
H81 Pro BTC
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may afect 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.
English
Due to limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for
system usage under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. Windows® 64-bit operating
systems do not have such limitations. You can use ASRock XFast RAM to utilize the
memory that Windows® cannot use.
5
1.3 Unique Features
ASRock A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose sotware suite with a new interface, more new
features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, Dehumidiier, Good Night
LED, FAN-Tastic Tuning, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more.
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS lash utility embedded in Flash ROM. his convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update the system BIOS in a few clicks without
preparing an additional loppy diskette or other complicated lash utility. Just save
the new BIOS ile to your USB storage and launch this tool by pressing <F6> or
<F2> during POST to enter the BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash.
Please be noted that the USB lash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 ile
system.
ASRock APP Charger
Simply by installing the ASRock APP Charger makes your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
charge up to 40% faster than before on your computer. ASRock APP Charger allows
you to quickly charge many Apple devices simultaneously and even supports
continuous charging when your PC enters into Standby mode (S1), Suspend to RAM
(S3), hibernation mode (S4) or power of (S5).
ASRock XFast LAN
ASRock XFast LAN provides faster internet access, which includes the beneits
listed below. LAN Application Prioritization: You can conigure your application’s
priority ideally and add new programs to the list. Lower Latency in Game: Ater
setting online game’s priority higher, it can lower the latency in games. Traic
Shaping: You can watch Youtube HD videos and download simultaneously. RealTime Analysis of Your Data: With the status window, you can easily recognize
which data streams you are currently transferring.
ASRock XFast RAM
English
ASRock XFast RAM is included in A-Tuning. It fully utilizes the memory space
that cannot be used under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. ASRock XFast RAM
shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web suring faster
than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another
advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your
SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
6
H81 Pro BTC
ASRock Crashless BIOS
ASRock Crashless BIOS allows users to update their BIOS without fear of failing. If
power loss occurs during the BIOS updating process, ASRock Crashless BIOS will
automatically inish the BIOS update procedure ater regaining power. Please note
that BIOS iles need to be placed in the root directory of your USB disk. Only USB 2.0
ports support this feature.
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access
at speciied times via OMG. You may schedule the starting and ending hours of
internet access granted to other users. In order to prevent users from bypassing
OMG, guest accounts without permission to modify the system time are required.
ASRock Internet Flash
ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI irmware version
from our servers for you without entering Windows® OS. Please setup network
coniguration before using Internet Flash.
ASRock Dehumidiier Function
Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling
“Dehumidiier Function”. When enabling Dehumidiier Function, the computer
will power on automatically to dehumidify the system ater entering S4/S5 state.
ASRock Easy Driver Installer
For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support
CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver
to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other
required drivers automatically.
ASRock Interactive UEFI
ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system coniguration tools, cool sound efects
and stunning visuals. he unprecedented UEFI provides a more attractive interface
and more amusment.
ASRock Fast Boot
English
With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds to
logon to Windows 8 from a cold boot. No more waiting! he speedy boot will
completely change your user experience and behavior.
7
ASRock Restart to UEFI
Windows® 8 brings the ultimate boot up experience. he lightning boot up speed
makes it hard to access the UEFI setup. ASRock Restart to UEFI allows users to
enter the UEFI automatically when turning on the PC. By enabling this function,
the PC will enter the UEFI directly ater you restart.
ASRock USB Key
In a world where time is money, why waste precious time everyday typing
usernames to log in to Windows? Why should we even bother memorizing those
foot long passwords? Just plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to
windows automatically!
ASRock FAN-Tastic Tuning
ASRock FAN-Tastic Tuning is included in A-Tuning. Conigure up to ive diferent
fan speeds using the graph. he fans will automatically shit to the next speed level
when the assigned temperature is met.
ASRock Good Night LED
ASRock Good Night LED technology ofers you a better sleeping environment by
extinguishing the unessential LEDs. By enabling Good Night LED in the BIOS, the
Power/HDD/LAN LEDs will be switched of when the system is powered on. Good
Night LED will automatically switch of the Power and Keyboard LEDs when the
system enters into Standby/Hibernation mode as well.
English
8
H81 Pro BTC
1.4 Motherboard Layout
PS2
Mouse
PS2
Keyboard
1
2
3
CPU_FAN2
CPU_FAN1
PWR_FAN1
4
5
SLI/XFIRE_PWR1
1
25
Super
I/O
6
TPMS1
ATX12V1
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
SLI/XFIRE_PWR2
24
CHA_FAN1
CLRCMOS1
23
8
1
USB 3.0
PCIE1
LAN
7
Fast RAM
X
X
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Fast LAN
Top:
RJ-45
ATXPWR1
HDMI1
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
USB 3.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
CMOS
Battery
H81 Pro BTC
PCIE2
32Mb
BIOS
PCIE3
AUDIO
CODEC
Intel
H81
PCIE4
PCIE5
HD_AUDIO1
PLED1
1
RoHS
IR1
21
1
SPDIF_OUT1
1
1
1
9
10
SPEAKER1
SATA3_0
PCIE6
CHA_FAN2
COM2
1
1
1
USB_4_5
USB_2_3
1
HDLED RESET
19
18
17
11
12
PLED PWRBTN
PANEL1
20
SATA2_0
English
22
16
15
SATA3_1
14
SATA2_1
13
9
No. Description
English
10
1
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN2)
2
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
3
Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
4
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
5
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1)
6
TPM Header (TPMS1)
7
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
8
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
9
Power LED Header (PLED1)
10
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
11
SATA2 Connector (SATA2_0)
12
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_0)
13
SATA2 Connector (SATA2_1)
14
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1)
15
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
16
USB 2.0 Header (USB_4_5)
17
USB 2.0 Header (USB_2_3)
18
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN2)
19
SPDIF Out Connector (SPDIF_OUT)
20
COM Port Header (COM2)
21
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
22
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
23
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
24
SLI/XFire Power Connector (SLI/XFIRE_PWR2)
25
SLI/XFire Power Connector (SLI/XFIRE_PWR1)
H81 Pro BTC
1.5 I/O Panel
1
2
12
11
3
4
10
5
6
7
9
8
No. Description
No. Description
1
PS/2 Mouse Port
7
2
Parallel Port
8
Microphone (Pink)
3
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_01)
9
USB 2.0 Ports (USB_01)
4
HDMI Port
10
D-Sub Port
5
LAN RJ-45 Port*
11
COM Port
6
Line In (Light Blue)
12
PS/2 Keyboard Port
Front Speaker (Lime)
* here 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
Of
Blinking
On
No Link
Data Activity
Link
Of
Orange
Green
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
English
LAN Port
11
Chapter 2 Installation
his is an ATX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study
the coniguration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard its into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
• Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.
Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard
components.
• 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.
English
12
H81 Pro BTC
2.1 Installing the CPU
1. Before you insert the 1150-Pin CPU into the socket, please check if the PnP cap is on
the socket, if the CPU surface is unclean, or if there are any bent pins in the socket.
Do not force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found. Otherwise,
the CPU will be seriously damaged.
2. Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
1
A
B
English
2
13
5
4
14
3
English
H81 Pro BTC
English
Please save and replace the cover if the processor is removed. he cover must be placed
if you wish to return the motherboard for ater service.
15
2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
2
CP
U_
FA
N
1
English
16
H81 Pro BTC
2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
his motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology.
1. For dual channel coniguration, you always need to install identical (the same
brand, speed, size and chip-type) DDR3 DIMM pairs.
2. It is unable to activate Dual Channel Memory Technology with only one memory
module installed.
3. It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into a DDR3 slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
English
he DIMM only its 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.
17
18
2
1
3
English
H81 Pro BTC
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
here are 6 PCI Express slots on the motherboard.
Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is
switched of 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:
English
PCIE2 (PCIe 2.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE1/PCIE3/PCIE4/PCIE5/PCIE6 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express x1
lane width graphics cards.
19
2.5 Jumpers Setup
he illustration shows how jumpers are setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
the pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is placed on the pins, the jumper
is “Open”. he illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short”
when a jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins.
Clear CMOS Jumper
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.9, No. 23)
Default
Clear CMOS
CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. To clear and reset the system
parameters to default setup, please turn of the computer and unplug the power
cord from the power supply. Ater 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 ater you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when
you just inish updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system irst, and then shut
it down before you do the clear-CMOS action. Please be noted that the password,
date, time, and user default proile will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is
removed.
English
20
H81 Pro BTC
2.6 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.9, No. 15)
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 conigure the way to
turn of 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. he LED is on when
the system is operating. he LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1/S3 sleep state.
he LED is of when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered of (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. he LED is on when
the hard drive is reading or writing data.
he front panel design may difer 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.
1
PLEDPLED+
PLED+
Please connect the chassis
power LED to this header
to indicate the system’s
power status.
English
Power LED Header
(3-pin PLED1)
(see p.9, No. 9)
21
Serial ATA2 Connectors
(SATA2_0:
see p.9, No. 11)
(SATA2_1:
see p.9, No. 13)
SATA2_0
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_0:
see p.9, No. 12)
(SATA3_1:
see p.9, No. 14)
SATA3_0
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB_2_3)
(see p.9, No. 17)
(9-pin USB_4_5)
(see p.9, No. 16)
SATA2_1
SATA3_1
USB_PWR
PP+
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.9, No. 22)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
hese two SATA2
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
hese two SATA3
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Besides two USB 2.0 ports
on the I/O panel, there
are two headers on this
motherboard. Each USB
2.0 header can support
two ports.
his header is for
connecting audio devices
to the front audio panel.
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
English
1. High Deinition 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”.
22
H81 Pro BTC
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER1)
(see p.9, No. 10)
DUMMY SPEAKER
1
+5V
DUMMY
SPDIF Out Connector
(2-pin SPDIF_OUT1)
(see p.9, No. 19)
Please connect the
SPDIF_OUT connector of
a HDMI VGA card to this
header with a cable.
Chassis and Power Fan
Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.9, No. 8)
(3-pin CHA_FAN2)
(see p.9, No. 18)
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
Please connect fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to
the ground pin.
GND
+12V
FAN_SPEED
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.9, No. 3)
CPU Fan Connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.9, No. 2)
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.9, No. 7)
FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
12
24
1
13
his 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.
English
(3-pin CPU_FAN2)
(see p.9, No. 1)
his 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.
23
ATX 12V Power
Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.9, No. 4)
8
5
4
1
SLI/XFIRE Power
Connectors
(4-pin SLI/XFIRE_
PWR1)
(see p.9, No. 25)
his motherboard provides an 8-pin ATX 12V
power connector. To use a
4-pin ATX power supply,
please plug it along Pin 1
and Pin 5.
Please connect these
connectors to the
power supply when
three graphics cards
are installed on this
motherboard.
(4-pin SLI/XFIRE_
PWR2)
(see p.9, No. 24)
Infrared Module Header
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.9, No. 21)
IRTX
+5VSB
DUMMY
his header supports an optional
wireless transmitting and
receiving infrared module.
1
GND
IRRX
English
24
Serial Port Header
(9-pin COM2)
(see p.9, No. 20)
his COM2 header
supports a serial port
module.
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
(see p.9, No. 6)
his connector supports
Trusted Platform Module
(TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital
certiicates, passwords,
and data. A TPM system
also helps enhance
network security, protects
digital identities, and
ensures platform integrity.
H81 Pro BTC
Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
3.1 Installing Drivers
he 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. he 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 ile
“ASRSETUP.EXE” in the Support CD to display the menu.
Drivers Menu
he 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. herefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
Utilities Menu
he Utilities Menu shows the application sotware that the motherboard supports.
Click on a speciic item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
English
To improve Windows 7 compatibility, please download and install the following hot
ix provided by Microsot.
“KB2720599”: http://support.microsot.com/kb/2720599/en-us
25
3.2 A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose sotware suite with a new interface, more new
features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, Dehumidiier, Good Night
LED, FAN-Tastic Tuning, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more.
3.2.1 Installing A-Tuning
When you install the all-in-one driver to your system from ASRock’s support CD,
A-Tuning will be auto-installed as well. Ater the installation, you will ind 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
here are ive sections in A-Tuning main menu: Operation Mode, Tools, OC
Tweaker, System Info and Tech Service.
Operation Mode
Choose an operation mode for your computer.
English
26
H81 Pro BTC
Tools
Various tools and utilities.
XFast RAM
Boost the system’s performance and extend the HDD’s or SDD’s lifespan! Create a
hidden partition, then assign which iles should be stored in the RAM drive.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. Please note that Ultra Fast mode
is only supported by Windows 8 and the VBIOS must support UEFI GOP if you are
using an external graphics card.
OMG
Schedule the starting and ending hours of Internet access granted to other users.
Place X marks on the time table to disable the Internet.
Good Night LED
Switch of the Power/HDD/LAN LEDs when the system is on, and automatically
switch of the Power and Keyboard LEDs when the system enters into Standby/
English
Hibernation mode.
FAN-Tastic Tuning
Conigure up to ive diferent fan speeds using the graph. he fans will automatically
shit to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
27
Dehumidiier
Prevent motherboard damages due to dampness. Enable this function and
conigure the period of time until the computer powers on, and the duration of the
dehumidifying process.
OC Tweaker
Conigurations for overclocking the system.
System Info
View information about the system.
English
28
H81 Pro BTC
Tech Service
English
Contact Tech Service.
29
3.3 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology is a feature that periodically wakes your computer
from Windows® sleep state to refresh email or social networking applications. It
saves your waiting time and keeps the content always up-to-date.
3.3.1 System Requirements
•
Conirm whether your motherboard supports this feature.
•
Operating system: Microsot Windows 8/7 (32- or 64-bit edition)
•
Set the SATA mode to AHCI. If Windows 8/7 is already installed under IDE
mode, directly changing the SATA mode to AHCI may cause Windows 8/7
to crash while booting. If your system is not in AHCI mode, please follow the
instructions below.
here are certain risks. Please backup any important data before operating to avoid
loss.
English
30
1.
Press Win + R simultaneously in Windows 8/7, type "Regedit" into the word
box then click OK.
2.
Enter into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\
msahci in Windows Registry Editor. Double click on the value Start and
change the value from 3 into 0. Click on OK.
H81 Pro BTC
3.3.2 Setup Guide
Installing ASRock Smart Connect Utility
Step 1
Install ASRock Smart Connect Utility, which is located in the folder at the following
path of the Support CD: \ ASRock Utility > Smart Connect.
Step 2
English
Once installed, run ASRock Smart Connect from your desktop or go to Windows
Start -> All Programs -> ASRock Utility.
31
Step 3
Click the Add button. Take Foxmail as an example, add Foxmail to the Application
list.
Step 4
Select Foxmail from the Application List, then click the arrow pointing right to add
this application to the Smart Connect List.
English
Step 5
Click Apply to enable Smart Connect.
32
H81 Pro BTC
Step 6
Double-click the Intel® Smart Connect Technology Manager icon
in the
Windows system tray.
Step 7
Drag the slider to conigure how oten the system will connect to the network to
download updates. Shorter durations will provide more frequent updates, but may
cause more power consumption.
Using Smart Connect
Keep the applications which you wish to connect to the internet and receive
updates while the system is in sleep state running. Foxmail for instance, keep
Foxmail running.
2.
Click on Windows Start -> the arrow next to Shut down, and click on Sleep.
3.
Windows system will enter sleep state.
English
1.
33
English
34
4.
he system will wake up from sleep state periodically, and then start to update
Foxmail. he screen will not display anything so the computer can maintain
minimum power usage. Aterwards, the system will automatically return to
sleep state again.
5.
Upon waking up the system, you will ind the new mail that were sent to you
during sleep state are already updated and ready to be read in Foxmail.
H81 Pro BTC
3.4 Start8
For those Windows 8 users who miss the Start Menu, Start8 is an ideal solution that
brings back the familiar Start Menu along with added customizations for greater
eiciency.
3.4.1 Installing Start8
Install Start8, which is located in the folder at the following path of the Support CD:
\ ASRock Utility > Start8.
3.4.2 Coniguring Start8
Style
English
Select between the Windows 7 style and Windows 8 style Start Menu. hen select
the theme of the Start Menu and customize the style of the Start icon.
35
Conigure
Conigure provides coniguration options, including icon sizes, which shortcuts you
want Start Menu to display, quick access to recently used apps, the functionality of
the power button, and more.
Control
English
36
H81 Pro BTC
Control lets you conigure what a click on the start button or a press on the
Windows key does.
Desktop
Desktop allows you to disable the hot corners when you are working on the desktop.
It also lets you choose whether or not the system boots directly into desktop mode
and bypass the Metro user interface.
About
English
Displays information about Start8.
37
Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
4.1 Introduction
ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system coniguration tools, cool sound efects
and stunning visuals. Not only will it make BIOS setup less diicult but also a lot
more amusing. his section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to
conigure your system. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY by pressing <F2>
or <Del> right ater 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 ater 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 of and then back on.
Because the UEFI sotware 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
he top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
English
38
Main
For setting system time/date information
OC Tweaker
For overclocking conigurations
Advanced
For advanced system conigurations
Tool
Useful tools
H/W Monitor
Displays current hardware status
Boot
For coniguring boot settings and boot priority
Security
For security settings
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI Setup Utility
H81 Pro BTC
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
<F4>
Toggle sound on/of
<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
English
Navigation Key(s)
39
4.2 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and
display the system overview.
Active Page on Entry
Select the default page when entering the UEFI setup utility.
UEFI Guide
UEFI Guide is a quick tutorial for ASRock's UEFI setup Utility. You may abort the
tutorial by pressing "esc".
English
40
H81 Pro BTC
4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Because the UEFI sotware 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.
Advanced Turbo
Load optimized CPU and GPU OC settings. Please note that overclocking may
cause damage to your CPU and motherboard. It should be done at your own risk
and expense.
Non-Z OC
Non-Z OC allows users with a K-Series Haswell processor to overclock their non
Z87 chipset motherboards.
Load Optimized GPU OC Setting
English
Please note that overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and motherboard. It should
be done at your own risk and expense.
41
CPU Coniguration
Multi core enhancement
Improve the system's performance by forcing the CPU to perform the highest frequency on
all CPU cores simultaneously. Disable to reduce power consumption.
CPU Ratio
he CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK.
Increasing the CPU Ratio will increase the internal CPU clock speed without
afecting the clock speed of other components.
CPU Cache Ratio
he CPU Internal Bus Speed Ratio. he maximum should be the same as the CPU
Ratio.
CPU OC Fixed Mode
CPU OC ix mode allows you to keep the max CPU ratio as your setting without
throttling. Please note that overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and
motherboard. It should be done at your own risk and expense.
Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel SpeedStep technology allows processors to switch between multiple frequencies and voltage points for better power saving and heat dissipation.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology enables the processor to run above its base operating
frequency when the operating system requests the highest performance state.
Filter PLL Frequency
CPU BCLK Filter Frequency. Choose 1.6 for better overclocking capabilities.
Internal PLL Overvoltage
Enable for better stability when overclocking.
Long Duration Power Limit
English
Conigure Package Power Limit 1 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered ater a period of time. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
42
H81 Pro BTC
Long Duration Maintained
Conigure the period of time until the CPU ratio is lowered when the Long
Duration Power Limit is exceeded.
Short Duration Power Limit
Conigure Package Power Limit 2 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered immediately. A lower limit can protect the CPU and save
power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
Primary Plane Current Limit
Conigure the current limit of the CPU under Turbo Mode in ampere. A lower
limit can protect the CPU and save power, while a higher limit may improve
performance.
GT Frequency
Conigure the frequency of the integrated GPU.
GT Voltage Mode
Auto: For optimized settings.
Adaptive: Add voltage to the integrated GPU when the system is under heavy load.
Override: he voltage is ixed.
GT Adaptive Voltage
Conigure the ixed voltage added to the integrated GPU.
GT Voltage Ofset
Conigure the voltage added to the integrated GPU when the system is under heavy
load.
DRAM Timing Coniguration
Load XMP Setting
Load XMP settings to overclock the DDR3 memory and perform beyond standard
speciications.
English
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted
and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
43
DRAM Coniguration
CAS# Latency (tCL)
he time between sending a column address to the memory and the beginning of the data
in response.
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
he number of clock cycles required between the opening of a row of memory and
accessing columns within it.
Row Precharge Time (tRP)
he number of clock cycles required between the issuing of the precharge command
and opening the next row.
RAS# Active Time (tRAS)
he number of clock cycles required between a bank active command and issuing the
precharge command.
Command Rate (CR)
English
he delay between when a memory chip is selected and when the irst active command can
be issued.
Write Recovery Time (tWR)
he amount of delay that must elapse ater the completion of a valid write operation,
before an active bank can be precharged.
44
H81 Pro BTC
Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC)
he number of clocks from a Refresh command until the irst Activate command to
the same rank.
RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD)
he number of clocks between two rows activated in diferent banks of the same
rank.
Write to Read Delay (tWTR)
he number of clocks between the last valid write operation and the next read
command to the same internal bank.
Read to Precharge (tRTP)
he number of clocks that are inserted between a read command to a row precharge command to the same rank.
Four Activate Window (tFAW)
he time window in which four activates are allowed the same rank.
CAS Write Latency (tCWL)
Conigure CAS Write Latency.
tREFI
Conigure refresh cycles at an average periodic interval.
tCKE
Conigure the period of time the DDR3 initiates a minimum of one refresh
command internally once it enters Self-Refresh mode.
tRDRD
Conigure between module read to read delay.
tRDRDDR
Conigure between module read to read delay from diferent ranks.
English
tRDRDDD
Use this to change DRAM tRWSR Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
tWRRD
Conigure between module write to read delay.
45
tWRRDDR
Conigure between module write to read delay from diferent ranks.
tWRRDDD
Use this to change DRAM tRRSR Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
Conigure between module write to read delay from diferent DIMMs.
tWRWR
Conigure between module write to write delay.
tWRWRDR
Conigure between module write to write delay from diferent ranks.
tWRWRDD
Conigure between module write to write delay from diferent DIMMs.
tRDWR
Conigure between module read to write delay.
tRDWRDR
Conigure between module read to write delay from diferent ranks.
tRDWRDD
Conigure between module read to write delay from diferent DIMMs.
RTL (CHA)
Conigure round trip latency for channel A.
RTL (CHB)
Conigure round trip latency for channel B.
IO-L (CHA)
Conigure IO latency for channel A.
IO-L (CHB)
English
Conigure IO latency for channel B.
ODT WR (CHA)
Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel A.
46
H81 Pro BTC
ODT WR (CHB)
Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel B.
ODT NOM (CHA)
Use this to change ODT (CHA) Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
ODT NOM (CHB)
Use this to change ODT (CHB) Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
Command Tri State
Enable for DRAM power saving.
MRC Fast Boot
Enable Memory Fast Boot to skip DRAM memory training for booting faster.
DIMM Exit Mode
Select Slow Exit to reduce power consumption, or Fast Exit for better performance.
FIVR Coniguration
FIVR Switch Frequency Signature
Select whether to boost or lower the FIVR Switch Frequency.
FIVR Switch Frequency Ofset
Conigure the percentage of frequency boost or deduction.
CPU Vcore Voltage Mode
Auto: For optimized settings.
Override: he voltage is ixed.
Vcore Override Voltage
Conigure the voltage added to the Vcore when the system is under heavy load.
Vcore Voltage Additional Ofset
Conigure the dynamic Vcore voltage added to the Vcore.
English
CPU Cache Voltage Mode
Auto: For optimized settings.
Override: he voltage is ixed.
47
CPU Cache Override Voltage
Add voltage to the CPU Cache when the system is under heavy load.
CPU Cache Voltage Ofset
Conigure the voltage for the CPU Cache. Setting the voltage higher may increase
system stability when overclocking.
System Agent Voltage Ofset
Conigure the voltage for the System Agent. Setting the voltage higher may increase
system stability when overclocking.
CPU Analog IO Voltage Ofset
CPU I/O Analog Voltage.
CPU Digital IO Voltage Ofset
CPU I/O Digital Voltage.
CPU Integrated VR Faults
Disable FIVR Faults to raise the threshold to trigger CPU over current protection
and over voltage protection for better overclocking capabilities.
CPU Integrated VR Eiciency Mode
Enable FIVR Eiciency Management for power saving. Disable for better
performance and overclocking capabilities.
Voltage Coniguration
Power Saving Mode
Enable Power Saving Mode to reduce power consumption.
CPU Input Voltage
Conigure the voltage for the CPU.
CPU Load-Line Calibration
CPU Load-Line Calibration helps prevent CPU voltage droop when the system is
under heavy load.
English
DRAM Voltage
Use this to conigure DRAM Voltage. he default value is [Auto].
PCH 1.05V Voltage
Chipset 1.05V Voltage. Use default settings for best performance.
48
H81 Pro BTC
4.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the conigurations for the following items: CPU Coniguration, Chipset Coniguration, Storage Coniguration, Intel® Smart Connect
Technology, Super IO Coniguration, ACPI Coniguration, USB Coniguration and
Trusted Computing.
English
Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.
49
4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
Active Processor Cores
Select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.
CPU C States Support
Enable CPU C States Support for power saving. It is recommended to keep C3, C6
and C7 all enabled for better power saving.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Enable Enhanced Halt State (C1E) for lower power consumption.
CPU C3 State Support
Enable C3 sleep state for lower power consumption.
CPU C6 State Support
Enable C6 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
CPU C7 State Support
English
Enable C7 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
Package C State Support
Enable CPU, PCIe, Memory, Graphics C State Support for power saving.
50
H81 Pro BTC
CPU Thermal Throttling
Enable CPU internal thermal control mechanisms to keep the CPU from overheating.
No-Execute Memory Protection
Processors with No-Execution Memory Protection Technology may prevent certain
classes of malicious bufer overlow attacks.
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology allows a platform to run multiple operating systems
and applications in independent partitions, so that one computer system can
function as multiple virtual systems.
Hardware Prefetcher
Automatically prefetch data and code for the processor. Enable for better
performance.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
English
Automatically prefetch the subsequent cache line while retrieving the currently
requested cache line. Enable for better performance.
51
4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration
Primary Graphics Adapter
Select a primary VGA.
VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O helps your virtual machine
monitor better utilize hardware by improving application compatibility and
reliability, and providing additional levels of manageability, security, isolation, and
I/O performance.
PCIE2 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE2.
Share Memory
Conigure the size of memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor
when the system boots up.
IGPU Multi-Monitor
English
Select disable to disable the integrated graphics when an external graphics card is
installed. Select enable to keep the integrated graphics enabled at all times.
52
H81 Pro BTC
Render Standby
Power down the render unit when the GPU is idle for lower power consumption.
Onboard HD Audio
Enable/disable onboard HD audio. Set to Auto to enable onboard HD audio and
automatically disable it when a sound card is installed.
Front Panel
Enable/disable front panel HD audio.
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
Enable audio for the onboard digital outputs.
Onboard LAN
Enable or disable the onboard network interface controller.
Deep Sleep
Conigure deep sleep mode for power saving when the computer is shut down.
Restore on AC/Power Loss
Select the power state ater a power failure. If [Power Of] is selected, the power will
remain of when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the system will start
to boot up when the power recovers.
Good Night LED
English
By enabling Good Night LED, the Power/HDD/LAN LEDs will be switched of
when the system is on. It will also automatically switch of the Power and Keyboard
LEDs when the system enters into Standby/Hibernation mode.
53
4.4.3 Storage Coniguration
SATA Controller(s)
Enable/disable the SATA controllers.
SATA Mode Selection
IDE: For better compatibility.
AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports NCQ and other new features
that will improve SATA disk performance but IDE mode does not have these advantages.
SATA Aggressive Link Power Management
SATA Aggressive Link Power Management allows SATA devices to enter a low
power state during periods of inactivity to save power. It is only supported by AHCI
mode.
English
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
S.M.A.R.T stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It is a
monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various
indicators of reliability.
54
H81 Pro BTC
4.4.4 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
English
Intel® Smart Connect Technology automatically updates your email and social
networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. while the computer is in sleep mode.
55
4.4.5 Super IO Coniguration
Serial Port 1
Enable or disable the Serial port 1.
Serial Port 1 Address
Select the address of the Serial port 1.
COM2 & IR
Enable or disable the Serial port 2 and Infrared port.
Serial Port 2
Enable or disable the Serial port 2.
Serial Port 2 Address
Select the address of the Serial port 2.
Parallel Port
English
Enable or disable the Parallel port.
Change Settings
Select the address of the Parallel port.
56
H81 Pro BTC
Device Mode
English
Select the device mode according to your connected device.
57
4.4.6 ACPI Coniguration
Suspend to RAM
Select disable for ACPI suspend type S1. It is recommended to select auto for ACPI
S3 power saving.
Check Ready Bit
Enable to enter the operating system ater S3 only when the hard disk is ready, this
is recommended for better system stability.
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.
English
Ring-In Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by onboard COM port modem Ring-In signals.
58
H81 Pro BTC
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.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB keyboard or remote controller.
USB Mouse Power On
English
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB mouse.
59
4.4.7 USB Coniguration
USB Controller
Enable or disable all the USB 2.0 ports.
Intel USB 3.0 Mode
Enable or disable all the USB 3.0 ports. It is recommended to select [Smart Auto].
Legacy USB Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 2.0 devices. If you encounter USB
compatibility issues it is recommended to disable legacy USB support. Select UEFI
Setup Only to support USB devices under the UEFI setup and Windows/Linux
operating systems only.
Legacy USB 3.0 Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 3.0 devices.
English
60
H81 Pro BTC
4.4.8 Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
English
Enable to activate Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security for your hard disk
drives.
61
4.5 Tools
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service if you are having trouble with your PC. Please setup
network coniguration before using UEFI Tech Service.
Easy Driver Installer
For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support
CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver
to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other
required drivers automatically.
Instant Flash
Save UEFI iles in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your
UEFI.
Internet Flash
English
ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI irmware version
from our servers for you. Please setup network coniguration 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 Coniguration
Use this to conigure internet connection settings for Internet Flash.
62
H81 Pro BTC
Internet Setting
Enable or disable sound efects in the setup utility.
UEFI Download Server
Select a server to download the UEFI irmware.
Dehumidiier Function
If Dehumidiier Function is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to
dehumidify the system ater entering S4/S5 state.
Dehumidiier Period
Conigure the period of time until the computer powers on and enables
Dehumidiier ater entering S4/S5 state.
Dehumidiier Duration
Conigure the duration of the dehumidifying process before it returns to S4/S5
state.
English
Dehumidiier CPU Fan Setting
Conigure the speed of the CPU fan while Dehumidiier is enabled. he higher the
value, the faster the fan speed.
Max: 255
Min: 1
63
Save User Default
Type a proile name and press enter to save your settings as user default.
Load User Default
Load previously saved user defaults.
English
64
H81 Pro BTC
4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
his 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.
CPU Fan 1 & 2 Setting
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.
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 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.
Over Temperature Protection
English
When Over Temperature Protection is enabled, the system automatically shuts
down when the motherboard is overheated.
65
4.7 Boot Screen
his section displays the available devices on your system for you to conigure 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. Ultra Fast mode is only supported by Windows 8 and
the VBIOS must support UEFI GOP if you are using an external graphics card.
Please notice that Ultra Fast mode will boot so fast that the only way to enter this
UEFI Setup Utility is to Clear CMOS or run the Restart to UEFI utility in Windows.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Allow the system to be waked up by the onboard LAN.
Setup Prompt Timeout
Conigure the number of seconds to wait for the setup hot key.
Bootup Num-Lock
Select whether Num Lock should be turned on or of when the system boots up.
English
Boot Beep
Select whether the Boot Beep should be turned on or of when the system boots up. Please
note that a buzzer is needed.
66
H81 Pro BTC
Full Screen Logo
Enable to display the boot logo or disable to show normal POST messages.
AddOn ROM Display
Enable AddOn ROM Display to see the AddOn ROM messages or conigure the
AddOn ROM if you've enabled Full Screen Logo. Disable for faster boot speed.
Boot Failure Guard
If the computer fails to boot for a number of times the system automatically restores
the default settings.
Boot Failure Guard Count
Conigure the number of attempts to boot until the system automatically restores
the default settings.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
CSM
English
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless
you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8 64-bit and all of your
devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster boot speed.
67
Launch PXE OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only.
Launch Storage OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only.
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.
English
68
H81 Pro BTC
4.8 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 Windows 8 Secure Boot.
69
4.9 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Save coniguration 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. he F9 key can be used for this operation.
Launch EFI Shell from ilesystem device
English
Copy shellx64.ei to the root directory to launch EFI Shell.
70
H81 Pro BTC
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
ASRock Incorporation
2F., No.37, Sec. 2, Jhongyang S. Rd., Beitou District,
Taipei City 112, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
ASRock EUROPE B.V.
Bijsterhuizen 3151
6604 LV Wijchen
he Netherlands
Phone: +31-24-345-44-33
Fax: +31-24-345-44-38
ASRock America, Inc.
13848 Magnolia Ave, Chino, CA91710
U.S.A.
Phone: +1-909-590-8308
English
Fax: +1-909-590-1026
71
Download PDF
Similar pages