960GM/U3S3 FX
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published December 2011
Copyright©2011 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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Contents
1 . Introduction ........................................................... 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Package Contents .....................................................................
Specifications ...........................................................................
Motherboard Layout ...................................................................
I/O Panel ....................................................................................
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2 . Installation ............................................................. 14
Pre-installation Precautions ...............................................................
2.1 CPU Installation .........................................................................
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink .......................................
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ....................................
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) ..........................
2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features .............................
2.6 ASRock Smart Remote Installation Guide .................................
2.7 Jumpers Setup ..........................................................................
2.8 Onboard Headers and Connectors .............................................
2.9 SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide ...................................................
2.10 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation .................................................................................
2.11 Serial ATA3 (SATA3) Hard Disks Installation ..............................
2.12 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs .......
2.13 Hot Plug Function for SATA 3 HDDs ..........................................
2.14 SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation
Guide ........................................................................................
2.15 Driver Installation Guide .............................................................
2.16 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
With RAID Functions .................................................................
2.16.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions ...............................................................
2.16.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With RAID
Functions ......................................................................
2.17 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
Without RAID Functions ............................................................
2.17.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ......................................................................
2.17.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without
RAID Functions .............................................................
2.18 Untied Overclocking Technology ................................................
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3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY .................................................. 37
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
Introduction ................................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ...............................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys ..............................................................
Main Screen ..............................................................................
OC Tweaker Screen ...................................................................
Advanced Screen .......................................................................
3.4.1 CPU Configuration ...........................................................
3.4.2 Chipset Configuration ......................................................
3.4.3 ACPI Configuration ..........................................................
3.4.4 Storage Configuration ......................................................
3.4.5 PCIPnP Configuration ......................................................
3.4.6 Super IO Configuration ....................................................
3.4.7 USB Configuration ...........................................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen .................................
Boot Screen ..............................................................................
3.6.1 Boot Settings Configuration .............................................
Security Screen .........................................................................
Exit Screen ................................................................................
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4 . Software Support ................................................... 56
4.1
4.2
Install Operating System ...........................................................
Support CD Information ..............................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD ........................................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ...................................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ..................................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information ..........................................................
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX motherboard, a reliable motherboard
produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent
performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and
endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-bystep guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for specific information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1
P ack
age Contents
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ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Motherboard
(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 7.8-in, 24.4 cm x 19.8 cm)
ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Quick Installation Guide
ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Support CD
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Expansion Slot
Graphics
Audio
LAN
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 7.8-in, 24.4 cm x 19.8 cm
- Solid Capacitor for CPU power
- Support for Socket AM3+ processors
- Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD PhenomTM II X6 /
X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 /
Sempron processors
- Supports 8-Core CPU
- Supports AMD OverDriveTM with ACC feature (Advanced
Clock Calibration)
- AMD LIVE!TM Ready
- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology
- FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology
- Northbridge: AMD 760G
- Southbridge: AMD SB710
- Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Support DDR3 1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 non-ECC,
un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 3)
- Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB (see CAUTION 4)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 1 x PCI slot
- Integrated AMD Radeon HD 3000 graphics
- DX10 class iGPU, Pixel Shader 4.0
- Max. shared memory 512MB (see CAUTION 5)
- Dual VGA Output: support DVI-D and D-Sub ports by
independent display controllers
- Supports DVI with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 75Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 85Hz
- Supports HDCP function with DVI-D port
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback with
DVI-D port
- 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)
- Supports THX TruStudioTM
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111E
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
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Rear Panel I/O
SATA3
USB3
Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
- Supports LAN Cable Detection
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x D-Sub Port
- 1 x DVI-D Port
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by ASMedia ASM1061,
support NCQ, AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports by Etron EJ168A, support USB
1.0/2.0/3.0 up to 5Gb/s
- 4 x SATA2 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 10 and JBOD), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug” functions
(see CAUTION 6)
- 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x CIR header
- 1 x Print port header
- 1 x COM port header
- CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 8Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- CPU, VCCM, NB Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version),
AMD OverDriveTM Utility, CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial,
ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial;
ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite - OEM)
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Unique Feature
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- ASRock OC Tuner (see CAUTION 7)
- ASRock Intelligent Energy Saver (see CAUTION 8)
- ASRock Instant Boot
- ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 9)
- ASRock OC DNA (see CAUTION 10)
- ASRock APP Charger (see CAUTION 11)
- ASRock SmartView (see CAUTION 12)
- ASRock XFast USB (see CAUTION 13)
- ASRock XFast LAN (see CAUTION 14)
- ASRock XFast RAM (see CAUTION 15)
- Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 16)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 17)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan
- CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
/ XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit compliant
- FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
(see CAUTION 18)
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
WARNING
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting
the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using the thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability, or even
cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at
your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
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CAUTION!
1.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read
“Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 36 for details.
2.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before
you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read
the installation guide of memory modules on page 16 for proper
installation.
3.
Whether 1866/1600MHz memory speed is supported depends on the
AM3/AM3+ CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR3 1866/1600 memory
module on this motherboard, please refer to the memory support list on
our website for the compatible memory modules.
4.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be
less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 7
/ Vista TM / XP. For Windows ® OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such
5.
limitation.
The maximum shared memory size is defined by the chipset vendor
and is subject to change. Please check AMD website for the latest
information.
6.
Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 27 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
directly.
7.
It is a user-friendly ASRock overclocking tool which allows you to surveil
your system by hardware monitor function and overclock your hardware
devices to get the best system performance under Windows ®
environment. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of
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ASRock OC Tuner. ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
Featuring an advanced proprietary hardware and software design,
Intelligent Energy Saver is a revolutionary technology that delivers
unparalleled power savings. The voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle.
In other words, it is able to provide exceptional power saving and improve power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance. To
use Intelligent Energy Saver function, please enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet option in the BIOS setup in advance. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of Intelligent Energy Saver.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
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9.
ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM.
This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS
without entering operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows ® .
With this utility, you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2>
key to BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. Just launch
this tool and save the new BIOS file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk
or hard drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without
preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility.
Please be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/
16/12 file system.
10. The software name itself – OC DNA literally tells you what it is capable
of. OC DNA, an exclusive utility developed by ASRock, provides a convenient way for the user to record the OC settings and share with others.
It helps you to save your overclocking record under the operating system and simplifies the complicated recording process of overclocking
settings. With OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and
share with your friends! Your friends then can load the OC profile to their
own system to get the same OC settings as yours! Please be noticed
that the OC profile can only be shared and worked on the same
motherboard.
11. If you desire a faster, less restricted way of charging your Apple devices,
such as iPhone/iPod/iPad Touch, ASRock has prepared a wonderful
solution for you - ASRock APP Charger. Simply installing the APP Charger
driver, it makes your iPhone charged much quickly from your computer
and up to 40% faster than before. 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 off (S5). With
APP Charger driver installed, you can easily enjoy the marvelous charging experience than ever.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/Feature/AppCharger/index.asp
12. SmartView, a new function of internet browser, is the smart start page
for IE that combines your most visited web sites, your history, your
Facebook friends and your real-time newsfeed into an enhanced view
for a more personal Internet experience. ASRock motherboards are
exclusively equipped with the SmartView utility that helps you keep in
touch with friends on-the-go. To use SmartView feature, please make
sure your OS version is Windows® 7 / 7 64 bit / VistaTM / Vista TM 64 bit,
and your browser version is IE8.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/Feature/SmartView/index.asp
13. ASRock XFast USB can boost USB storage device performance. The
performance may depend on the property of the device.
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14. ASRock XFast LAN provides a faster internet access, which includes
below benefits. LAN Application Prioritization: You can configure your
application priority ideally and/or add new programs. Lower Latency in
Game: After setting online game priority higher, it can lower the latency
in game. Traffic Shaping: You can watch Youtube HD video and download files simultaneously. Real-Time Analysis of Your Data: With the
status window, you can easily recognize which data streams you are
currently transferring.
15. ASRock XFast RAM fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used
under Windows ® OS 32-bit CPU. It also shortens the loading time of
previously visited websites, making web surfing 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.
16. Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended to perform over-clocking. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system
or damage the CPU.
17. While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown.
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the
motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it
back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal
grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC
system.
18. EuP, stands for Energy Using Product, was a provision regulated by European Union to define the power consumption for the completed system.
According to EuP, the total AC power of the completed system shall be
under 1.00W in off mode condition. To meet EuP standard, an EuP ready
motherboard and an EuP ready power supply are required. According to
Intel’s suggestion, the EuP ready power supply must meet the standard of
5v standby power efficiency is higher than 50% under 100 mA current
consumption. For EuP ready power supply selection, we recommend you
checking with the power supply manufacturer for more details.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
3
2
1
5
4
19.8cm (7.8-in)
ErP/EuP Ready Support 8-Core CPU AM3+
CPU_FAN1
Fast LAN
Fast USB
X
X
USB 3.0
T: USB4
B: USB5
USB 3.0
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
LAN
PCIE1
AUDIO
CODEC
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10
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PCIE2
960GM/U3S3 FX
RoHS
Super
I/O
12
AMD
SB710
Chipset
8Mb
BIOS
CMOS
BATTERY
COM1
29
28
1
SATAII_3
(PORT 2)
PCI1
SATAII_1 (PORT 0)
USB6_7
CD1
HD_AUDIO1
LPT1
27
IR1
CLRCMOS1
1
1
1
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
SATA3_1 SATA3_2 SATAII_4
(PORT 3)
SATA3 6Gb/s
30
7
8
AMD
760G
Chipset
31
1
2
3
4
IDE1
6
Top:
RJ-45
32
PWR_FAN1
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
FSB800
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DVI_CON1
SOCKET AM3b
DDR3 1866
VGA1
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
ATXPWR1
ATX12V1
24.4cm (9.6-in)
PS2
Mouse
PS2
Keyboard
Design in Taipei
26
25
1
USB8_9
PLED PWRBTN
1
1
13
PANEL 1
CHA_FAN1
SPEAKER1
1
1
CIR1
24 23 22 21 20 19 18
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
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CPU Heatsink Retention Module
18
AM3+ CPU Socket
19
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots
20
(Dual Channel: DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1; Blue)
21
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
22
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
23
Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
24
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
25
SATA2 Connector (SATAII_4 (PORT 3), Blue)
26
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2, White)
27
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1, White)
Southbridge Controller
28
SATA2 Connector (SATAII_3 (PORT 2), Blue)
29
SATA2 Connector (SATAII_2 (PORT 1), Blue)
30
SATA2 Connector (SATAII_1 (PORT 0), Blue)
31
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1, White) 32
12
1
HDLED
RESET
17
SATAII_2 (PORT 1)
16 15 14
System Panel Header (PANEL1, White)
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
SPI Flash Memory (8Mb)
USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
Consumer Infrared Module Header (CIR1)
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
Print Port Header (LPT1, White)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
Front Panel Audio Header
(HD_AUDIO1, White)
PCI Slot (PCI1)
Serial Port Connector (COM1)
PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2; Blue)
PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot (PCIE1; Blue)
Northbridge Controller
1.4 I/O PPanel
anel
1
3
2
4
5
6
11
1
2
*3
4
5
6
8
9
10
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
RJ-45 Port
Line In (Light Blue)
Line Out (Lime)
Microphone (Pink)
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8
9
10
11
7
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
USB 3.0 Ports (USB45)
DVI-D Port
D-Sub Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
* There are two LED next to the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED
indications.
LAN Port LED Indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
Off
No Activity
Blinking Data Activity
Status
Off
Orange
Green
SPEED LED
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
LAN Port
* To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. Please refer to below steps for the software setting of Multi-Streaming.
For Windows® XP:
After restarting your computer, you will find “Mixer” tool on your system. Please select “Mixer
ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and click “ok”. Choose “2CH” or
“4CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA Primary output” to use Rear Speaker
and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio. Then
reboot your system.
For Windows® 7 / VistaTM:
After restarting your computer, please double-click “Realtek HD Audio Manager” on the
system tray. Set “Speaker Configuration” to “Quadraphonic” or “Stereo”. Click “Device
advanced settings”, choose “Make front and rear output devices playbacks two different audio
streams simultaneously”, and click “ok”. Then reboot your system.
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2. Installation
This is a Micro ATX form factor (9.6-in x 7.8-in, 24.4 cm x 19.8 cm) motherboard.
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the
power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static
electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or
the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a
safety grounded object before you handle components.
Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard
to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may
damage the motherboard.
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2.1
CPU Installation
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
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Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle.
Position the CPU directly above the socket such that the CPU corner with
the golden triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
Step 4.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Lever 90° Up
CPU Golden Triangle
Socker Corner
Small Triangle
STEP 1:
Lift Up The Socket Lever
STEP 2 / STEP 3:
STEP 4:
Match The CPU Golden Triangle Push Down And Lock
To The Socket Corner Small
The Socket Lever
Triangle
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
After you install the CPU into this motherboard, it is necessary to install a
larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. You also need to spray
thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat
dissipation. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. Then connect the CPU fan to
the CPU FAN connector (CPU_FAN1, see Page 12, No. 3). For proper
installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan
and the heatsink.
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2.3 Installation of Memor y Modules (DIMM)
960GM/U3S3 FX motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM
slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel configuration,
you always need to install two identical (the same brand, speed, size and chip-type)
memory modules in the DDR3 DIMM slots to activate Dual Channel Memory Technology.
Otherwise, it will operate at single channel mode.
1.
It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into
2.
DDR3 slot;otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
If you install only one memory module or two non-identical memory
modules, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break
on the slot.
notch
break
notch
break
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the
slot at incorrect orientation.
Step 3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully
snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There is 1 PCI slot and 2 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIE slots:
PCIE1 (PCIE x1 slot; White) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane
width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.
PCIE2 (PCIE x16 slot; Blue) is used for PCI Express cards with x16
lane width graphics cards.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
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2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features
Dual Monitor Feature
This motherboard supports dual monitor feature. With the internal dual VGA output
support (DVI-D and D-Sub), you can easily enjoy the benefits of dual monitor feature
without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard. This motherboard also
provides independent display controllers for DVI-D and D-Sub to support dual VGA
output so that DVI-D and D-sub can drive same or different display contents.
To enable dual monitor feature, please follow the below steps:
1. Connect the DVI-D monitor cable to the DVI-D port on the I/O panel. And connect
the D-Sub monitor cable to the D-Sub port on the I/O panel.
D-Sub port
DVI-D port
2. If you have installed onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system
already, you can freely enjoy the benefits of dual monitor function after your
system boots. If you haven’t installed onboard VGA driver yet, please install
onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system and restart your
computer. Then you can start to use dual monitor function on this motherboard.
When you playback HDCP-protected video from Blu-ray (BD) or
HD-DVD disc, the content will be displayed only in one of the two
monitors instead of both monitors.
Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal dual VGA
output support (DVI-D and D-Sub) and the external add-on PCI Express VGA card, you
can easily enjoy the benefits of surround display feature.
Please refer to the following steps to set up a surround display environment:
1. Install the ATITM PCI Express VGA card on PCIE2 slot. Please refer to page 17 for
proper expansion card installation procedures for details.
2. Connect the DVI-D monitor cable to the DVI-D port on the I/O panel. And connect
the D-Sub monitor cable to the D-Sub port on the I/O panel. Connect the other
DVI-D monitor cable and D-Sub monitor cable to the corresponding connectors of
the add-on PCI Express VGA card on PCIE2 slot.
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3. Boot your system. Press <F2> or <Del> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Share
Memory” option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB], [64MB], [128MB]
[256MB] or [512MB] to enable the function of D-sub. Please make sure that the
value you select is less than the total capability of the system memory. If you do
not adjust the BIOS setup, the default value of “Share Memory”, [Auto], will disable
D-Sub function when the add-on VGA card is inserted to this motherboard.
4. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to
your system. If you have installed the drivers already, there is no need to install
them again.
5. Set up a multi-monitor display.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Properties”, and select the “Settings” tab
so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to the
steps below.
A. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor.
B. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you wish
to be your primary monitor, and then select “Primary”. When you use
multiple monitors with your card, one monitor will always be Primary,
and all additional monitors will be designated as Secondary.
C. Select the display icon identified by the number 2.
D. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”.
E. Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”, if necessary.
F. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the
second monitor. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values.
G. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identified by the number
one, two, three and four.
For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Personalize”, and select the “Display
Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor
according to the steps below.
A. Click the number ”2” icon.
B. Click the items “This is my main monitor” and “Extend the desktop onto
this monitor”.
C. Click “OK” to save your change.
D. Repeat steps A through C for the display icon identified by the number
three and four.
6. Use Surround Display. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing
the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. The placement
of display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another.
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HDCP Function
HDCP function is supported on this motherboard. To use HDCP function
with this motherboard, you need to adopt the monitor that supports
HDCP function as well. Therefore, you can enjoy the superior display
quality with high-definition HDCP encryption contents. Please refer to
below instruction for more details about HDCP function.
What is HDCP?
HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a
specification developed by Intel® for protecting digital entertainment
content that uses the DVI interface. HDCP is a copy protection
scheme to eliminate the possibility of intercepting digital data
midstream between the video source, or transmitter - such as a
computer, DVD player or set-top box - and the digital display, or
receiver - such as a monitor, television or projector. In other words,
HDCP specification is designed to protect the integrity of content as it
is being transmitted.
Products compatible with the HDCP scheme such as DVD players,
satellite and cable HDTV set-top-boxes, as well as few entertainment PCs requires a secure connection to a compliant display. Due
to the increase in manufacturers employing HDCP in their equipment,
it is highly recommended that the HDTV or LCD monitor you purchase
is compatible.
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2.6
ASRock Smart Remote Installation Guide
ASRock Smart Remote is only used for ASRock motherboard with CIR header. Please
refer to below procedures for the quick installation and usage of ASRock Smart Remote.
Step1.
Find the CIR header located next to
the USB 2.0 header on ASRock
motherboard.
USB 2.0 header (9-pin, blue)
CIR header (4-pin, white)
Step2.
Connect the front USB cable to the
USB 2.0 header (as below, pin 1-5)
and the CIR header. Please
make sure the wire assignments and
the pin assignments are matched
correctly.
USB_PWR
PP+
GND
1
2 3
4 5
IRTX
IRRX
ATX+5VSB
Step3.
DUMMY
GND
Install Multi-Angle CIR Receiver to
the front USB port. If Multi-Angle CIR
Receiver cannot successfully receive
the infrared signals from MCE
Remote Controller, please try to
install it to the other front USB port.
3 CIR sensors in different angles
1.
2.
Only one of the front USB port can support CIR function. When
the CIR function is enabled, the other port will remain USB
function.
Multi-Angle CIR Receiver is used for front USB only. Please do
not use the rear USB bracket to connect it on the rear panel.
Multi-Angle CIR Receiver can receive the multi-direction
infrared signals (top, down and front), which is compatible
with most of the chassis on the market.
3.
The Multi-Angle CIR Receiver does not support Hot-Plug
function. Please install it before you boot the system.
* ASRock Smart Remote is only supported by some of ASRock motherboards. Please refer to
ASRock website for the motherboard support list: http://www.asrock.com
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2.7
Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are setup.
When the jumper cap is placed on pins, the
jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Open”. The illustration
shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and
pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is placed on
these 2 pins.
Jumper
Clear CMOS Jumper
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.12, No. 24)
Setting
1_2
Default
2_3
Clear CMOS
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes
system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system
setup parameters. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup,
please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power
supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3
on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. However, please do not clear the CMOS right
after you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when you just finish
updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system first, and then shut it down
before you do the clear-CMOS action.
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2.8 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps
over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the
motherboard!
•
Primary IDE connector (Blue)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.12 No. 8)
PIN1
IDE1
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
Serial ATAII Connectors
SATAII_4
(PORT 3)
(SATAII_1 (PORT 0):
see p.12, No. 15)
(SATAII_2 (PORT 1):
see p.12, No. 14)
(SATAII_3 (PORT 2):
see p.12, No. 13)
(SATAII_4 (PORT 3):
see p.12, No. 9)
SATAII_1
(PORT 0)
SATAII_3
(PORT 2)
SATAII_2
(PORT 1)
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_1: see p.12, No. 11)
(SATA3_2: see p.12, No. 10)
These four Serial ATAII (SATAII)
connectors support SATAII
or SATA hard disk for internal
storage devices. The current
SATAII interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
SATA3_1
SATA3_2
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
These two Serial ATA3
(SATA3) connectors support
SATA data cables for internal
storage devices. The current
SATA3 interface allows up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATAII /
SATA3 hard disk or the SATAII /
SATA3 connector on this
motherboard.
(Optional)
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USB 2.0 Headers
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.12 No. 21)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
USB_PWR
P-9
P+9
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB8_9)
(see p.12 No. 20)
Besides four default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there are
two USB 2.0 headers on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
1
GND
P+8
P-8
USB_PWR
Infrared Module Header
IRTX
+5V
DUMMY
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.12 No. 23)
1
GND
IRRX
Consumer Infrared Module Header
(4-pin CIR1)
1
GND
IRTX
IRRX
ATX+5VSB
(see p.12 No. 22)
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD1
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
(CD1: see p.12 No. 26)
Print Port Header
AFD#
ERROR#
PINIT#
SLIN#
(25-pin LPT1)
GND
(see p.12 No. 25)
1
SPD7
SPD6 ACK#
SPD5
BUSY
SPD4
PE
SPD3
SLCT
SPD2
SPD1
SPD0
STB#
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.12, No. 27)
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
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This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
This header can be used to
connect the remote
controller receiver.
This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
This is an interface for print
port cable that allows
convenient connection of printer
devices.
This is an interface for the front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on
the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the
instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio
header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Select “Mixer”. Select “Recorder”. Then click “FrontMic”.
For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Go to the "FrontMic" Tab in the Realtek Control panel. Adjust
“Recording Volume”.
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.12 No. 17)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
1
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
(see p.12 No. 16)
Chassis and Power Fan Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 18)
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 7)
GND
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL +12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(see p.12 No. 5)
Please connect the fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to the
PWR_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
1
2
3
4
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
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Please connect the CPU fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin
CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.
If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this
motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
ATX Power Connector
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24
1
13
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(see p.12 No. 6)
Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector,
it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power
supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
ATX 12V Power Connector
12
24
1
13
Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.12 No. 1)
Serial port Header
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.12 No. 29)
1
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
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This COM1 header supports a
serial port module.
2.9
SA
SATTAII Hard Disk Setup Guide
Before installing SATAII hard disk to your computer, please carefully read below
SATAII hard disk setup guide. Some default setting of SATAII hard disks may not be
at SATAII mode, which operate with the best performance. In order to enable SATAII
function, please follow the below instruction with different vendors to correctly adjust
your SATAII hard disk to SATAII mode in advance; otherwise, your SATAII hard disk
may fail to run at SATAII mode.
Western Digital
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 5 and pin 6 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 5 and pin 6.
SAMSUNG
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4.
HITACHI
Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA
features. Please visit HITACHI’s website for details:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard
disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not
be the same. Please visit the vendors’ website for the updates.
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2 . 1 0 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts AMD SB710 south bridge chipset that supports Serial
ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10
and JBOD) functions. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this
motherboard for internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the
SATA / SATAII hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
If you plan to use RAID 0 or RAID 1 function, you need to install at least 2
SATA / SATAII hard disks. If you plan to use RAID 10 function, you need to
install 4 SATA / SATAII hard disks.
2 . 1 1 Serial A
ATTA3 (SA
(SATTA3) Hard Disks Installation
This motherboard adopts ASMedia ASM1061 chipset that supports Serial ATA3
(SATA3) hard disks. You may install SATA3 hard disks on this motherboard for
internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA3 hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA3 hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA3 hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATA3
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA3 hard disk.
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2.12 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII Devices
in RAID / AHCI mode. AMD SB710 south bridge chipset provides hardware support for
Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI), a new programming interface for SATA host
controllers developed thru a joint industry effort. AHCI also provides usability enhancements
such as Hot Plug.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is called
“Hot Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs
while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been
installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD.
What is Hot Swap Function?
If SATA / SATAII HDDs are built as RAID 1 then it is called “Hot Swap” for
the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while the system
is still power-on and in working condition.
2.13 Hot Plug FFunction
unction for SA
SATTA3 HDDs
This motherboard supports Hot Plug functions for SATA3 Devices in AHCI mode. ASMedia
ASM1061 chipset provides hardware support for Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI),
a new programming interface for SATA host controllers developed thru a joint industry
effort. AHCI also provides usability enhancements such as Hot Plug.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA3 HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is called “Hot
Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA3 HDDs while the
system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been
installed into the SATA3 HDD.
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2.14 SA
eature and
SATTA / SA
SATTAII / SA
SATTA3 HDD Hot Plug FFeature
Operation Guide
This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD in RAID /
AHCI mode. Please read below operation guide of Hot Plug feature carefully. Before you
process the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD Hot Plug, please check below cable accessories
from the motherboard gift box pack.
A. 7-pin SATA data cable
B. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface
A. SATA data cable (Red)
B. SATA power cable
SATA 7-pin
The SATA 15-pin power
connector
connector (Black) connect
to SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD
1x4-pin conventional
power connector (White)
connect to power supply
Caution
1. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface, the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 Hot
Plug cannot be processed.
2. Even some SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power
connector and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces, the IDE
1x4-pin conventional power connector interface is definitely not able to support
Hot Plug and will cause the HDD damage and data loss.
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
1. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard, which supports
SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD Hot Plug.
* The SATA / SATAII / SATA3 Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the
chipset because of its limitation, the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 Hot Plug support
information of our motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our
website: www.asrock.com
2. Make sure your SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD can support Hot Plug function from
your dealer or HDD user manual. The SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD, which cannot
support Hot Plug function, will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation.
3. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver is installed into system
properly. The latest SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver is available on our support
website: www.asrock.com
4. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable, which are from our
motherboard package.
5. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash
or data loss.
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How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end Step 2 Connect SATA data cable to
the motherboard’s SATAII / SATA3 connector.
(White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable.
SATA power cable 1x4-pin
power connector (White)
Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector
(Black) end to SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD.
Step 4 Connect SATA data cable to
the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD.
How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Unplug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD side.
Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD side.
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2.15 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical drive
first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom side to install
those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
2 . 1 6 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit on
a RAID disk composed of 2 or more SATA / SATA2 HDDs with RAID functions, please
follow below procedures according to the OS you install.
2.16.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions
If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on a RAID disk composed of 2 or more
SATA / SATA2 HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID] for SATAII_1 to SATAII_4
ports.
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATA2 Driver Diskette. (Please use a USB floppy or
floppy disk.)
A.
Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
B.
During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and
then a window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CDROM as the boot device.
C.
When you see the message on the screen, “Generate Serial ATA driver
diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>.
D.
Then you will see these messages,
Please insert a blank
formatted diskette into floppy
drive A:
press any key to start
Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive, and press any key.
E.
The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA / SATA2
drivers into the floppy diskette.
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STEP 3: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After step 1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
At the beginning of Windows ® setup, press F6 to install a third-party RAID driver.
When prompted, insert the SATA / SATA2 driver diskette containing the AMD RAID
driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to
install according to the OS you install. (Select “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controllerx86 platform” for Windows® XP, or “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform”
for Windows® XP 64-bit.)
NOTE. If you install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to manage (create,
convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATA2 HDDs, you still need to
set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] first. Then, please set the RAID configuration
by using the Windows RAID installation guide in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
2.16.2 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on a RAID disk
composed of 2 or more SATA / SATA2 HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below
steps.
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID] for SATAII_1 to SATAII_4
ports.
STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 3: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
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NOTE1. If you install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want
to manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATA2
HDDs, you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] in BIOS first.
Then, please set the RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID installation
guide in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
NOTE2. Currently, if you install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs
and there are no SATA / SATA2 device used, please set up “SATA Operation
Mode” to [IDE] in BIOS.
2 . 1 7 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit W
ithout RAID FFunctions
unctions
Without
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit OS
on your SATA / SATA2 / SATA3 HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below
procedures according to the OS you install.
2.17.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on your SATA / SATA2 / SATA3 HDDs
without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATA2/ SATA3 HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions (AHCI mode)
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI] for SATAII_1 to SATAII_4
ports.
Set the “Onboard SATA3 Operation Mode” option to [AHCI] for SATA3_1 and
SATA3_2 ports.
STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
You can start to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. At the beginning of
Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party AHCI driver. When prompted, insert the
SATA2 / SATA3 driver diskette containing the AMD AHCI driver. After reading the floppy
disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to install according to the OS you
install. (Select “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform” for Windows® XP,
or “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform” for Windows® XP 64-bit.)
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Using SATA / SATA2 / SATA3 HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions (IDE
mode)
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE] for SATAII_1 to SATAII_4 ports.
Set the “Onboard SATA3 Operation Mode” option to [IDE] for SATA3_1 and
SATA3_2 ports.
STEP 2: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
2.17.2 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATA2 / SATA3 HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATA2 / SATA3 HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions (AHCI mode)
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI] for SATAII_1 to SATAII_4
ports.
Set the “Onboard SATA3 Operation Mode” option to [AHCI] for SATA3_1 and
SATA3_2 ports.
STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
Using SATA / SATA2 / SATA3 HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions (IDE
mode)
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE] for SATAII_1 to SATAII_4 ports.
Set the “Onboard SATA3 Operation Mode” option to [IDE] for SATA3_1 and
SATA3_2 ports.
STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
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2 . 1 8 Untied Overclocking TTechnology
echnology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you
enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter “Overclock Mode” option of BIOS
setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [Manual]. Therefore, CPU FSB is untied
during overclocking, but PCI / PCIE buses are in the fixed mode so that FSB can
operate under a more stable overclocking environment.
Please refer to the warning on page 8 for the possible overclocking risk
before you apply Untied Overclocking Technology.
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3. BIOS SETUP UTILITY
3.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
The SPI Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may run the
BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> or <Del>
during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise,
POST will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only,
and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the
Main
OC Tweaker
Advanced
H/W Monitor
Boot
screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
To set up the system time/date information
To set up overclocking features
To set up the advanced BIOS features
To display current hardware status
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar,
and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
/
/
+ / <Enter>
<F1>
<F9>
<F10>
<ESC>
3.2
Function Description
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
Moves cursor up or down to select items
To change option for the selected items
To bring up the selected screen
To display the General Help Screen
To load optimal default values for all the settings
To save changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
Main Screen
When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview.
OC Tweaker
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor
Boot
Security
Exit
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[17:00:09]
[Tue 12/13/2011]
: 960GM/U3S3 FX P1.0
: AMD FX(tm)-8150 Eight-Core
Processor
(64bit)
Processor Speed : 3600MHz
Microcode Update : 600F12/6000623
: 640KB
L1 Cache Size
: 8192KB
L2 Cache Size
: 8192KB
L3 Cache Size
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DDR3_A1
DDR3_B1
: 2048MB with 512MB shared memory
Single-Channel Memory Mode
: 2048MB/800MHz DDR3_1600
: None
Use [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
+Tab
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]
Use this item to specify the system time.
System Date [Day Month/Date/Year]
Use this item to specify the system date.
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3 . 3 OC TTweak
weak
er Screen
weaker
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Main OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor
Boot
EZ Overclocking
Load Optimized CPU OC Setting
Load Optimized mGPU OC Setting
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Boot Failure Guard Count
CPU Active Core Control
AMD Turbo Core Technology
AMD IO C-State Support
AMD APM
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[3]
[All Cores]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Processor Maximum Frequency
North Bridge Maximum Frequency
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x31.5 6300 MHZ
x31.0 6200 MHz
[Auto]
Security
Exit
Overclocking may cause
damage to your CPU and
motherboard.
It should be done at
your own risk and
expense.
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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EZ Overclocking
Load Optimized CPU OC Setting
You can use this option to load the optiomized CPU overclocking setting.
Please note that overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and
motherboard. It should be done at your own risk and expense.
Load Optimized mGPU OC Setting
You can use this option to load mGPU overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocing may cause damage to your mGPU and motherboard. It should be
done at your own risk and expense.
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration
options: [Auto] and [Manual].
CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency.
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency.
Spread Spectrum
This item should always be [Auto] for better system stability.
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Boot Failure Guard Count
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard Count.
CPU Active Core Control
This allows you to adjust CPU Active Core Control feature. The configuration
options depend on the CPU core you adopt. The default value is [All Cores].
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AMD Turbo Core Technology
This item appears only when the processor you adopt supports this feature.
Use this to select enable or disable AMD Turbo Core Technology. Confi guration
options: [Auto] and [Disabled]. The default value is [Auto].
AMD IO C-State Support
This allows you to enable or disable AMD IO C-State Support. The default
value is [Enabled].
AMD APM
Application Power Management (APM) allows the processor to deterministically provide maximum performance while remaining within the specified power
delivery and removal envelope. APM dynamically monitors core activity and
generates an approximation of power consumption.When manually adjust the
CPU Multiplier/Voltage, APM status will automatically be set to disable. APM
is capable of being manually set enable if users still need this function. The
default value is [Auto].
Processor Maximum Frequency
It will display Processor Maximum Frequency for reference.
North Bridge Maximum Frequency
It will display North Bridge Maximum Frequency for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Frequency and Processor Voltage. However, it is
recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
Main OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor
Boot
EZ Overclocking
Load Optimized CPU OC Setting
Load Optimized mGPU OC Setting
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Boot Failure Guard Count
CPU Active Core Control
AMD Turbo Core Technology
AMD IO C-State Support
AMD APM
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[3]
[All Cores]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Processor Maximum Frequency
North Bridge Maximum Frequency
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x31.5 6300 MHZ
x31.0 6200 MHz
[Manual]
Security
Exit
Overclocking may cause
damage to your CPU and
motherboard.
It should be done at
your own risk and
expense.
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Frequency Multiplier
For safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of
this item.
CPU Voltage
It allows you to adjust the value of CPU voltage. However, for safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
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NB Frequency Multiplier
For safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of
this item.
CPU NB Voltage
It allows you to adjust the value of CPU NB voltage. However, for safety and
system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
HT Bus Speed
This feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus speed. Configuration
options: [Auto], [x1 200MHz] to [x11 2200MHz].
HT Bus Width
This feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus width. Configuraion
options: [Auto], [8 Bit] and [16 Bit].
Memory Configuration
Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the standard
values as listed: [400MHz DDR3_800], [533MHz DDR3_1066],
[667MHz DDR3_1333], [800MHz DDR3_1600] and [933MHz DDR3_1866].
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. The default value is [Auto].
Memory Timing
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
OC Tweaker
Memory Timing
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Power Down Enable
Bank Interleaving
Channel Interleaving
CAS Latency (CL)
TRCD
TRP
TRAS
Command Rate
11
11
11
28
1
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
TRC
TWR
TRFC
TRRD
TWTR
TRTP
TFAW
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12
160
5
6
6
24
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Power Down Enable
Use this item to enable or disable DDR power down mode.
Bank Interleaving
Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the
same node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention.
Channel Interleaving
It allows you to enable Channel Memory Interleaving. The default value is [Auto].
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CAS Latency (CL)
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. The default value is
[Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. The default value is [Auto].
TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. The default value is [Auto].
Command Rate
Use this item to change Command Rate Auto/Manual setting. Min: 1N.
Max: 2N. The default is [Auto].
TRC
Use this to adjust TRC values. The default value is [Auto].
TWR
Use this to adjust TWR values. The default value is [Auto].
TRFC
Use this to adjust TRFC values. The default value is [Auto].
TRRD
Use this to adjust TRRD values. The default value is [Auto].
TWTR
Use this to adjust TWTR values. The default value is [Auto].
TRTP
Use this to adjust TRTP values. The default value is [Auto].
TFAW
Use this to adjust TFAW values. The default value is [Auto].
Chipset Settings
Onboard GPU Clock Override
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard GPU Clock Override feature.
Onboard GPU Clock
This option only appears when you enable “Onboard GPU Clock
Override”. The default value is [500].
mGPU Voltage
Use this to select mGPU voltage. The default value is [Auto].
Would you like to save current setting user defaults?
In this option, you are allowed to load and save three user defaults according
to your own requirements.
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3.4
Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, Storage Configuration, PCIPnP
Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration.
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
OC Tweaker Advanced H/W Monitor
Advanced Settings
Security
Exit
Options for CPU
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
Storage Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
BIOS Update Utility
Instant Flash
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
Instant Flash
Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient
BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS without entering operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just launch this tool and save
the new BIOS file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard drive, then you
can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional
floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please be noted that the
USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system. If you execute Instant Flash utility, the utility will show the BIOS files and their respective information. Select the proper BIOS file to update your BIOS, and reboot
your system after BIOS update process completes.
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3.4.1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Cool' n' Quiet
Secure Virtual Machine
Enhanced Halt State(C1E)
CPU Thermal Throttle
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. The
default value is [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Auto], [Enabled] and
[Disabled]. If you install Windows ® 7 / VistaTM and want to enable this
function, please set this item to [Enabled]. Please note that enabling this
function may reduce CPU voltage and memory frequency, and lead to
system stability or compatibility issue with some memory modules or power
supplies. Please set this item to [Disable] if above issue occurs.
Secure Virtual Machine
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].
Enhance Halt State (C1E)
All processors support the Halt State (C1). The C1 state is supported
through the native processor instructions HLT and MWAIT and requires no
hardware support from the chipset. In the C1 power state, the processor
maintains the context of the system caches.
CPU Thermal Throttle
Use this item to enable CPU internal thermal control mechanism to keep the
CPU from overheated. The default value is [Auto].
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3.4.2
Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Chipset Settings
Onboard HD Audio
Front Panel
Onboard Lan
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[PCI]
Internal Graphics Mode
Share Memory
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
Surround View
[UMA]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Onboard HD Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If
you select [Auto], the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound
Card is plugged.
Front Panel
Select [Auto] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel.
Onboard Lan
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard Lan feature.
Primary Graphics Adapter
This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video
card. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple
video controllers. The default value of this feature is [PCI]. Configuration
options: [PCI], [Onboard] and [PCI Express].
Internal Graphics Mode
This allows you to adjust internal graphics mode. The default value is
[UMA]. Configuration options: [UMA] and [Disabled].
Share Memory
This allows you to set share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [32MB], [64MB], [128MB], [256MB] and
[512MB]. This option only appears when you set “Internal Graphics Mode”
to [UMA].
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard HDMI HD Audio in AMD
760G.
Surround View
This allows you to enable or disable the Surround View feature.
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3.4.3
ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Check Ready Bit
Away Mode Support
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Restore on AC / Power Loss
Ring-In Power On
PCI Devices Power On
PS / 2 Keyboard Power On
RTC Alarm Power On
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[By OS]
ACPI HPET Table
[Enabled]
Select auto-detect or
disable the STR
feature.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it.
Check Ready Bit
Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit.
Away Mode Support
Use this item to enable or disable Away Mode support under Windows® XP
Media Center OS. The default value is [Disabled].
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power
loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the
power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes
and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
ACPI HPET Table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this
motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM certification.
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3.4.4 Storage Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure onboard
serial ATA
controller.
Storage Configuration
[Enabled]
Onboard SATA Controller
[IDE]
SATA Operation Mode
Onboard SATA3 Operation Mode [IDE Mode]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
SATAII_1
SATAII_2
SATAII_3
SATAII_4
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Onboard SATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “Onboard SATA Controller” feature.
SATA Operation Mode
Use this item to adjust SATA Operation Mode. The default value of this
option is [IDE]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA / SATA2
HDDs, please select [RAID]. Configuration options: [IDE], [RAID] and
[AHCI].
Onboard SATA3 Operation Mode
Use this item to adjust SATA3 Operation Mode. The default value of this
option is [IDE Mode]. Configuration options: [IDE Mode], [AHCI Mode] and
[Disabled].
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will use
the “IDE1 Master” as the example in the following instruction, which can be
applied to the configurations of “IDE1 Slave” as well.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T.
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
:Hard Disk
:MAXTOR 6L080J4
:80.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-6
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data
from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary
IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]:This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto],
[Enabled].
32Bit Data Transfer
Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
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3.4.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
[32]
[Enabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
PCI Latency Timer
The default value is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless
the installed PCI expansion cards’ specifications require other settings.
PCI IDE BusMaster
Use this item to enable or disable the PCI IDE BusMaster feature.
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3 . 4 . 6 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Super IO Chipset
Serial Port Address
Infrared Port Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Version
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
[378]
[ECP + EPP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
Serial Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4] and
[2E8 / IRQ3].
Infrared Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4] and
[2E8 / IRQ3].
Parallel Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard parallel port or disable
it. Configuration options: [Disabled], [378] and [278].
Parallel Port Mode
Use this item to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The default
value is [ECP+EPP]. If this option is set to [ECP+EPP], it will show the
EPP version in the following item, “EPP Version”. Configuration options:
[Normal], [Bi-Directional] and [ECP+EPP].
EPP Version
Use this item to set the EPP version. Configuration options: [1.9]
and [1.7].
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Use this item to set the ECP mode DMA channel. Configuration
options: [DMA0], [DMA1] and [DMA3].
Parallel Port IRQ
Use this item to set the IRQ for the parallel port. Configuration options:
[IRQ5] and [IRQ7].
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3 . 4 . 7 USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
Legacy USB Support
USB 3.0 Controller
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
USB Mouse Power On
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
To enable or disable
the onboard USB
controllers.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
USB 2.0 Support
Use this item to enable or disable the USB 2.0 support.
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four
configuration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [BIOS Setup
Only]. The default value is [Enabled]. Please refer to below descriptions
for the details of these four options:
[Enabled] - Enables support for legacy USB.
[Auto] - Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected.
[Disabled] - USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and
BIOS setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility
issue, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.
[BIOS Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under BIOS
setup and Windows / Linux OS.
USB 3.0 Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 3.0 controller.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Keyboard/Remote Power On on the
system.
USB Mouse Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Mouse Power On on the system.
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3.5
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU fan
speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage.
Main
OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Advanced H/W Monitor
Security
Exit
Enable/Disable
CPU Quiet Fan
Function.
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 37 C / 98 F
: 27 C / 80 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan1 Speed
Power Fan Speed
: 4722 RPM
: N/A
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
1.216V
3.248V
5.136V
12.091V
CPU Fan Setting
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
CPU Fan Setting
This allows you to set the CPU fan speed. Configuration options: [Full On]
and [Automatic mode]. The default is value [Full On].
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
This allows you to set the chassis fan 1 speed. Configuration options:
[Full On] and [Manual Mode]. The default is value [Full On].
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3.6
Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Main
OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Boot Settings
Exit
Configure Settings
during System Boot.
Boot Settings Configuration
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM - HDS722580VL]
[CD / DVD: 3S - CD - ROM C]
[USB]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
3 . 6 . 1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display
Boot From Onboard LAN
Bootup Num-Lock
Disabled: Displays
normal POST messages.
Enabled: Displays OEM
Logo instead of POST
messages.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[ON]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
Full Screen Logo
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is [Enabled].
AddOn ROM Display
Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. If you enable the option
“Full Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM information when
the system boots, please select [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled]
and [Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled].
Boot From Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature.
Boot Up Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
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3 . 7 Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
For the user password, you may also clear it.
Main
OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Security
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
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3.8 Exit Screen
Main
OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Exit Options
Security Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Load BIOS Defaults
Load Performance Setup Default
Load Power Saving Setup Default
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load BIOS Defaults
Load BIOS default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Performance Setup Default
This performance setup default may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F5 key can be used for this operation.
Load Power Saving Setup Default
Load power saving setup default. F6 key can be used for this operation.
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Software
Supportt
4. Sof
tware Suppor
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 7 /
7 64-bit / Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit. Because
motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this
chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more
information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects the
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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