Version 1.0
Published April 2014
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
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1.1 1
Package Contents
1.2 Specifications
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1.3 Unique Features
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1.4 Motherboard Layout
1.5 I/O Panel
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WiFi-802.11ac Module and ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna 16
Chapter 2 Installation
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2.1 18
Installing the CPU
2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
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2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
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2.5 Jumpers Setup
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2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
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2.7 Using the HDMI-In Port
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2.8 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
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Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation 35
3.1 35
Installing Drivers
3.2 A-Tuning
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3.3 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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3.4 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
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3.5 ASRock Cloud 52
3.6 ASRock APP Shop
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3.6.1 UI Overview
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3.6.2 Apps
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3.6.3 BIOS & Drivers
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3.6.4 Setting
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3.7 Start8
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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
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4.1 71
Introduction
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
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4.1.2 Navigation Keys
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4.2 Main Screen
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4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
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4.4 Advanced Screen
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4.4.1 CPU Configuration
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4.4.2 Chipset Configuration
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4.4.3 Storage Configuration
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4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
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4.4.6 Super IO Configuration
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4.4.7 ACPI Configuration
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4.4.8 USB Configuration
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4.4.9 Trusted Computing
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4.5 Tools
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4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
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4.7 Boot Screen
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4.8 Security Screen
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4.9 Exit Screen
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac 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
software and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the configuration guide of the BIOS setup.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be updated, the
content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock’s website
without further notice. If you require technical support related to this motherboard,
please visit our website for specific information about the model you are using. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support list on ASRock’s website as well.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com.
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Motherboard (Mini-ITX Form Factor)
ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Quick Installation Guide
ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Support CD
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
1 x ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
1 x Screw for M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3
1 x Standoff for M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3
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1.2 Specifications
Platform
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Feature
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• Mini-ITX Form Factor
• High Density Glass Fabric PCB
ASRock Super Alloy
• Premium Alloy Choke (Reduces 70% core loss compared to
iron powder choke)
• Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM)
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• NexFET MOSFET
• 12K Plat i nu m C aps (10 0% Japa n made h ig h qu a l it y
conductive polymer capacitors)
• Sapphire Black PCB
ASRock 802.11ac WiFi
ASRock HDMI-In
ASRock Full Spike Protection
ASRock Cloud
ASRock APP Shop
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• Supports 4 Gen & 5 Generation Intel® Core Processors
(Socket 1150)
• Digi Power design
• 6 Power Phase design
• Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
• Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
• Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
Chipset
• Intel® Z97
Memory
• Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
• 2 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR3 2933+(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/
1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
• Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB (see CAUTION)
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
• 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
Expansion
Slot
• 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)
• 1 x mini-PCI Express Slot: For WiFi + BT Module
• 15μGold Finger in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
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
• Three graphics output options: DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort
1.2
• Supports Triple Monitor
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K
(4096x2160) @ 24Hz
• Supports DVI-I with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
• Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K
(4096x2160) @ 24Hz or 4K x 2K (3840x2160) @ 60Hz
• 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 DVI-I, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2
Ports
• Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-I,
HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
Audio
• 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150
Audio Codec)
• Premium Blu-ray Audio support
• Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
• Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
• TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to 600
Ohm headsets)
• Supports DTS Connect
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Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Giga PHY Intel® I218V
Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology
Supports Wake-On-LAN
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• Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection)
• Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
• Supports PXE
Supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Supports Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)
Supports High speed wireless connection up to 867Mbps
2 antennas to support 2 (Transmit) x 2 (Receive) diversity
technology
• Supports Bluetooth 4.0 / 3.0 + High speed class II
Wireless
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1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x DVI-I Port
1 x HDMI-Out Port
1 x HDMI-In Port
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full
Spike Protection))
4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full
Spike Protection))
1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
1 x Clear CMOS Switch
HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in /
Front Speaker / Microphone
• 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology
13 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and
Hot Plug
• 1 x SATA Express Connector (shared with SATA3_4,
SATA3_5 and M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3)
* Support to be announced
• 1 x M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3, supports M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s
module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen2 x2 (10 Gb/s)
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BIOS
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64Mb 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, PCH 1.5V Voltage multi-adjustment
Support
CD
• Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), Google
Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial), Kloudian
Orbweb.ME Professional (Win 8.1)
Hardware
Monitor • CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
• CPU/Chassis Fan Tachometer
• CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by
CPU temperature)
• CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
• CASE OPEN detection
• Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
OS
• Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
Certifications
• FCC, CE, WHQL
• ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
Connector
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1 x TPM Header
1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
1 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power
Connector)
• 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
• 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD
Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
• 1 x USB 3.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD
Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
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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 affect your system’s stability, or even cause
damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at your own
risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by overclocking.
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.
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1.3 Unique Features
ASRock Super Alloy
This motherboard is specially designed with Super Alloy Technology for faster, stabler, and more durable performance, including Premium Alloy Choke, Dual-Stack
MOSFET (DSM), NexFET TM MOSFET, 12K Platinum Cap, and Sapphire Black PCB.
ASRock 802.11ac WiFi
No one has time for weak WiFi signals and sluggish Internet connection! That’s why
this motherboard comes with an exclusive 2T2R 802.11ac WiFi (5G WiFi) module
that supports up to 867Mbps wireless networks and Bluetooth v4.0. Experience up
to 289% speed boost compared to your old WiFi!
ASRock HDMI-In
Tired of constantly switching devices to connect to your one and only monitor?
From now on just connect the monitor to your motherboard, and connect your secondary device (such as a PS3 or Xbox) to the motherboard’s HDMI-In port. With
HDMI-In users may conveniently toggle between the computer’s screen and the
secondary device’s screen with a hotkey, or even use their secondary device without
powering on the computer.
ASRock Full Spike Protection
A technology consists of 3 unique features: Surge Protection, Lightning Protection,
and ESD Protection. By adding specialized ICs and reworking circuits, the onboard
USB ports, LAN ports, and MOSFETs in critical areas are all well protected from
surges, spikes, and electrostatic discharge.
ASRock Cloud
ASRock partners with Kloudian to make your mobile devices connect to your PC
seamlessly! ASRock Cloud allows you to get connected with your PC’s files, music,
photos, and video clips remotely with tablets anytime, anywhere. * OrbWeb ME is provided by a third party. Restriction may apply and the offer is subject to change, termination or discontinuation by the third party without prior notice. Please visit the website for further details:
http://www.asrock.com/feature/cloud/index.html
ASRock APP Shop
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ASRock APP Shop is designed for your convenience. We provide various apps and
support software for users to download on the mainpage of APP Shop. You can easily optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date with a few clicks.
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ASRock A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new
features and improved utilities.
ASRock Disk Health Report
Displaying detailed HDD information. You can check the model names, capacities,
temperatures, SMART info, health status, and other information of your HDDs
here.
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 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 off (S5).
ASRock XFast LAN
ASRock XFast LAN provides faster internet access, which includes the benefits
listed below. LAN Application Prioritization: You can configure your application’s
priority ideally and add new programs to the list. Lower Latency in Game: After
setting online game’s priority higher, it can lower the latency in games. Traffic
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
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ASRock XFast RAM is included in F-Stream. 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 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.
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ASRock Restart to UEFI
Windows® 8 brings the ultimate boot up experience. The 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 after you restart.
ASRock Full HD UEFI
All new Full HD UEFI with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. The UEFI should be designed easy to use and setup. With Full HD resolution, now it is much easier and
clearer for all users to setup, optimize, and update their BIOS.
ASRock My Favorites in UEFI
Another handy design in ASRock UEFI. You can select and add commonly used
BIOS options to “My Favorites” by clicking the asterisk icon at the upper right hand
corner of the screen. These chosen options will show up on “My Favorites” page in
UEFI.
ASRock UEFI Guide
Need help to optimize your UEFI setting? Got lost among UEFI pages? Just select
“UEFI Guide”! The tutorial will explain every detailed setting and help you to customize your UEFI easily.
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update the system BIOS in a few clicks without
preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Just save
the new BIOS file 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 flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file
system.
ASRock Internet Flash
ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI firmware version
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from our servers for you without entering Windows® OS. Please setup network
configuration before using Internet Flash.
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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 finish the BIOS update procedure after regaining power. Please note
that BIOS files 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 specified 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 UEFI System Browser
ASRock System Browser shows the overview of your current PC and the devices
connected.
ASRock UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup
utility if you are having trouble with your personal computer. Users may try to
choose the category of the issue they have encountered, describe the problem in
detail, and then attach an optional picture or log file for our technical support team.
ASRock Dehumidifier Function
Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling
“Dehumidifier Function”. When enabling Dehumidifier Function, the computer
will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.
ASRock Easy RAID Installer
ASRock Easy RAID Installer can help you to copy the RAID driver from the
support CD to your USB storage device. After copying the RAID driver to your
USB storage device, please change “SATA Mode” to “RAID”, then you can start
installing the OS in RAID mode.
ASRock Easy Driver Installer
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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.
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CPU_FAN1
RoHS
USB3_5_6
SPEAKER1
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CLRMOS1
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PANEL1
PCIE1
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Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
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CI1
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PLED PWRBTN
MPCIE1
SATA3_3
Top:
CTR BASS
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
AUDIO
CODEC
HDLED RESET
WiFi-802.11ac
Module
HD_AUDIO1
SATA3_4_5
Intel
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SATA3_1
USB_3_4
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SATA3_0
USB_5_6
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Top:
RJ-45
SATA3_2
USB 3.0
T: USB3
B: USB4
64Mb
BIOS
TPMS1
HDMI_IN
CHA_FAN1
ATXPWR1
CLRCBTN1
USB 3.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DP_1
HDMI
ATX12V1
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DVI1
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USB 2.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
CMOS
Battery
1.4 Motherboard Layout
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CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
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ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
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2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1)
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ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_5_6)
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TPM Header (TPMS1)
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Chassis Intrusion Header (CI1)
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
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Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
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Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
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SATA3 and SATA Express Connectors (SATA3_4_5)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_3)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_0)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB_3_4)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB_5_6)
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Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
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1.5 I/O Panel
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USB 2.0 Ports (USB_1_2)
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Microphone (Pink)
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Antenna Ports
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Optical SPDIF Out Port
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DisplayPort 1.2
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_3_4)
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_1_2)
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HDMI-In Port
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LAN RJ-45 Port*
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Clear CMOS Switch
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Central / Bass (Orange)
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HDMI-Out Port
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Rear Speaker (Black)
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DVI-I Port
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Line In (Light Blue)
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PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
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Front Speaker (Lime)**
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ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
LAN Port
Activity / Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
Blinking
On
No Link
Data Activity
Link
Off
Orange
Green
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
** If you use a 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. See the table below
for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
Audio Output
Channels
Front Speaker
(No. 9)
Rear Speaker
(No. 7)
Central / Bass
(No. 6)
Line In
(No. 8)
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To enable Multi-Streaming, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find the “Mixer” tool
on your system. Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multistreaming”, and click “ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are
allowed to select “Realtek HDA Primary output” to use the Rear Speaker, Central/
Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use the front
panel audio.
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1.6 WiFi-802.11ac Module and ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
WiFi-802.11ac + BT Module
This motherboard comes with an exclusive WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + BT v4.0
module that offers support for WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac connectivity standards and
Bluetooth v4.0. WiFi + BT module is an easy-to-use wireless local area network
(WLAN) adapter to support WiFi + BT. Bluetooth v4.0 standard features Smart
Ready technology that adds a whole new class of functionality into the mobile
devices. BT 4.0 also includes Low Energy Technology and ensures extraordinary
low power consumption for PCs. The 2T2R WiFi solution sets a WiFi high speed
standard and offers max link rate up to 867Mbps.
* The transmission speed may vary according to the environment.
* The WiFi + BT module is supported under Windows® 8.1 / 8.1 64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit /
7 / 7 64-bit only.
WiFi + BT Module
Antenna Ports
ASRock WiFi 2.4/5 GHz Antenna
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Chapter 2 Installation
This is a Mini-ITX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard,
study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
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• Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard
components. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries and damages to motherboard
components.
• In order to avoid damage from static electricity to the motherboard’s components,
NEVER place your motherboard directly on a carpet. Also remember to use a grounded
wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle the components.
• Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
• Whenever you uninstall any components, place them on a grounded anti-static pad or
in the bag that comes with the components.
• When placing screws to secure the motherboard to the chassis, please do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
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2.1 Installing the CPU
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.
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Please save and replace the cover if the processor is removed. The cover must be placed
if you wish to return the motherboard for after service.
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2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology.
1. For dual channel configuration, 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.
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.
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
There is 1 PCI Express slot and 1 mini-PCI Express slot on the motherboard.
Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is
switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the documentation of the
expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card before you start
the installation.
PCIe slot:
PCIE1 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
mini-PCIe slot:
MPCIE1 (mini-PCIe slot) is used for WiFi module.
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2.5 Jumpers Setup
The 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”. The 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.11, No. 10)
2-pin Jumper
Short: Clear CMOS
Open: Default
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, then use a jumper cap to short
the pins on CLRCMOS1 for 3 seconds. Please remember to remove the jumper
cap after clearing the CMOS. 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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1. The Clear CMOS Switch has the same function as the Clear CMOS jumper.
2. If you clear the CMOS, the case open may be detected. Please adjust the BIOS option
“Clear Status” to clear the record of previous chassis intrusion status.
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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.11, No. 9)
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
1
GND
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Connect the power
switch, reset switch and
system status indicator on
the chassis to this header
according to the pin
assignments below. Note
the positive and negative
pins before connecting
the cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to
turn off your system using the power switch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset switch to restart
the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when
the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1/S3 sleep state.
The LED is off when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when
the hard drive is reading or writing data.
The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists
of power switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED, speaker and etc.
When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header, make sure the wire
assignments and the pin assignments are matched correctly.
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SATA3_5
SATA3_1
SATA3_3
SATA3_4
SATA3_0
Serial ATA Express
Connector
(SATAE:
see p.11, No. 12)
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB3_4)
(see p.11, No. 17)
(9-pin USB5_6)
(see p.11, No. 18)
USB 3.0 Headers
(19-pin USB3_5_6)
(see p.11, No. 6)
These six SATA3
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
The SATA3_4, SATA3_5
are shared with the SATA
Express connector.
Please connect either
SATA or PCIe storage
devices to this connector.
The SATA Express
connector is shared with
the SATA3_4, SATA3_5
and the M.2_SSD (NGFF)
Socket 3.
*The SATA Express
interface is a combination
of SATAE, SATA3_4, and
SATA3_5.
USB_PWR
PP+
1
GND
DUMMY
GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
Vbus
Vbus
IntA_PB_SSRX-
IntA_PA_SSRX-
IntA_PB_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PA_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PB_SSTX-
IntA_PA_SSTX-
IntA_PB_SSTX+
IntA_PA_SSTX+
GND
IntA_PB_D-
GND
IntA_PA_D-
IntA_PB_D+
IntA_PA_D+
Dummy
1
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.
Besides four USB 3.0
ports on the I/O panel,
there is one header on this
motherboard. Each USB
3.0 header can support
two ports.
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Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_0:
see p.11, No. 16)
(SATA3_1:
see p.11, No. 13)
(SATA3_2:
see p.11, No. 15)
(SATA3_3:
see p.11, No. 14)
(SATA3_4:
see p.11, No. 12)
(SATA3_5:
see p.11, No. 12)
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Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.11, No. 19)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
This header is for
connecting audio devices
to the front audio panel.
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OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis must
support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the instructions in our manual and
chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use an AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio header by
the steps below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for the HD audio panel only. You don’t need to
connect them for the AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic, go to the “FrontMic” Tab in the Realtek Control panel
and adjust “Recording Volume”.
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER1)
(see p.11, No. 11)
Chassis Fan Connector
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.11, No. 5)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.11, No. 1)
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DUMMY SPEAKER
1
+5V
DUMMY
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CHA_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
1
2
3
4
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
GND
+12V
FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
Please connect fan cable
to the fan connector and
match the black wire to
the ground pin.
This motherboard provides a 4-Pin CPU fan
(Quiet Fan) connector.
If you plan to connect a
3-Pin CPU fan, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
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ATX 12V Power
Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.11, No. 2)
Chassis Intrusion Header
(2-pin CI1)
(see p.11, No. 8)
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1
13
This motherboard provides a 24-pin ATX power
connector. To use a 20-pin
ATX power supply, please
plug it along Pin 1 and Pin
13.
5
1
8
4
This 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.
This motherboard
supports CASE OPEN
detection feature that
detects if the chassis cove
has been removed. This
feature requires a chassis
with chassis intrusion
detection design.
1
GND
Signal
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
(see p.11, No. 7)
PCIRST#
FRAME
PCICLK
This connector supports
Trusted Platform Module
(TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital
certificates, passwords,
and data. A TPM system
also helps enhance
network security, protects
digital identities, and
ensures platform integrity.
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ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.11, No. 4)
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2.7 Using the HDMI-In Port
The HDMI-In port on this motherboard lets you easily switch between PC screen
(on-board VGA) and external video source on the same monitor. This function
saves you the hassle of switching cables back and forth when you want to display
the screen of another device, such as smartphone, tablet, camcorder, DVD player, or
another PC, onto the PC monitor.
Another useful feature of this function is that external video source can be viewed
even when your PC is in standby mode or powered off. For example, you can play
smartphone games or watch tablet video on your PC screen.
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USB 3.0
Connection Diagram
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Adapter
Power Source
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Step 1
Connect your monitor to the HDMI-Out port on the motherboard via an HDMI
cable.
Step 2
Connect an external devices with HDMI output to the HDMI-In port on the
motherboard via an HDMI cable.
Step 3
Double-click the “A-Tuning“
icon on the desktop and find "HDMI-IN"
function in "Tools" tab.
Drag the switch right or left to enable Onboard (on-board PC screen) or HDMI
(HDMI-In Source).
or
Use the hotkey to switch between on-board PC screen or HDMI-In Source.
To change the hotkey, click the textbox next to “Hotkey:” and enter the action for the
key.
1. If there is no video displayed on your monitor, make sure that the cables are
properly connected and make sure that “Deep S5” option in BIOS SETUP is set to
[Disable].
2. If required, connect a power source to the adapter that lets the smartphone/tablet
output HDMI signal.
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2.8 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
The M.2, also known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a small size and
versatile card edge connector that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA. The M.2_SSD
(NGFF) Socket 3 can accommodate either a M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module or a M.2 PCI
Express module up to Gen 2 x2 (10 Gb/s). Please be noted that the M.2_SSD (NGFF)
Socket 3 is shared with the SATA Express connector; you can only choose either the M.2_
SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 or the SATA Express connector to use.
*The M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 supports SSD drives. Please note that the WiFi or other
non-SSD M.2 modules are not supported.
Installing the M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module
Step 1
This motherboard supports M.2_SSD
(NGFF) module type 2230 and 2242
only. Prepare a proper PCB lenth of
module, the screw and the standoff.
Step 2
Depending on the PCB type and
length of your M.2_SSD (NGFF)
module, find the corresponding nut
location to be used.
2
1
No.
A
1
2
Nut Location
A
B
PCB Length
3cm
4.2cm
Module Type
Type2230
Type 2242
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Step 3
The standoff is placed at the nut
location B by default. Skip Step 4 and
go straight to Step 5 if your M.2_SSD
(NGFF) module is type 2242. If your
M.2_SSD (NGFF) module is type
2230, go to Step 4.
A
B
Step 4
Peel off the yellow protective film on
the nut location A. Hand tighten the
standoff into the nut location A on
the motherboard.
A
B
Step 5
Align and gently insert the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module into the M.2
slot. Please be aware that the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module only fits in one
orientation.
A
B
B
A
Step 6
B
A
Tighten the screw with a screwdriver
to secure the module into place.
Please do not overtighten the screw
as this might damage the module.
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For the latest updates of M.2_SSD (NFGG) module support list, please visit our website for
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Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
3.1 Installing Drivers
The Support CD that comes with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features.
Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu does not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASRSETUP.EXE” in the Support CD to display the menu.
Drivers Menu
The drivers compatible to your system will be auto-detected and listed on the
support CD driver page. Please click Install All or follow the order from top to
bottom to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the application software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
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To improve Windows 7 compatibility, please download and install the following hot
fix provided by Microsoft.
“KB2720599”: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720599/en-us
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3.2 A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new
features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, Dehumidifier, 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. After the installation, you will find the icon
“A-Tuning“ on your desktop. Double-click the “A-Tuning“
icon, A-Tuning
main menu will pop up.
3.2.2 Using A-Tuning
There are six sections in A-Tuning main menu: Operation Mode, Tools, OC
Tweaker, System Info, Live Update, Tech Service and Settings.
Operation Mode
Choose an operation mode for your computer.
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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 files should be stored in the RAM drive.
XFast LAN
Boost the speed of your internet connection! Select a specific mode for making the
designated program's priority highest.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. Please note that Ultra Fast mode
is only supported by Windows 8.1/8 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.
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Good Night LED
Switch off the Power/HDD LEDs when the system is on, and automatically switch
off the Power and Keyboard LEDs when the system enters into Standby/Hibernation
mode.
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FAN-Tastic Tuning
Configure up to five different fan speeds using the graph. The fans will automatically
shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
Dehumidifier
Prevent motherboard damages due to dampness. Enable this function and
configure the period of time until the computer powers on, and the duration of the
dehumidifying process.
USB Key
Plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!
OC DNA
OC DNA is an unique software which helps to save your OC settings as a profile.
Then you can send this OC setting profile to the friends.
Disk Health Report
Disk Health Report is a hard disk health monitoring utility that displays detailed
HDD information, such as hard disk model, serial number, firmware, power on
count, power on hours, S.M.A.R.T. values, current temperature, etc. HDD, SSD
and optical disk drives are all supported. The health status block displays Good
(in green color), Caution (in yellow color) or Bad (in red color). Click on the health
status icon to configure settings for an alert to be triggered.
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OC Tweaker
Configurations for overclocking the system.
System Info
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View information about the system.
*The System Browser tab may not appear for certain models.
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Live Update
Check for newer versions of BIOS or drivers.
Tech Service
Contact Tech Service if you have problems with your computer. Please leave your
contact information along with details of the problem.
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Settings
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Configure ASRock A-Tuning. Click to select "Auto run at Windows Startup" if you
want A-Tuning to be launched when you start up the Windows operating system.
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3.3 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology enables your system to wake up faster from deep
sleep, saving time and power consumption. Feel secure to know that your system
will resume to working condition even if an unexpected power loss happens while
the PC is in sleep mode.
3.3.1 System Requirements
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Confirm whether your motherboard supports this feature.
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Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8.1/8/7 (32- or 64-bit edition)
•
Set the SATA mode to AHCI. If Windows 8.1/8/7 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.
There are certain risks. Please backup any important data before operating to avoid
loss.
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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.
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Exit the Registry Editor window and restart the computer.
4.
Press F2 to enter BIOS, then go to Advanced ‐> Storage Configuration and
change SATA Mode to AHCI. Press F10 to save changes and exit.
5.
Enter Windows 8/7. Windows will discover the new device and install AHCI
drivers automatically.
3.3.2 Setup Guide
Configuring Rapid Start
Step 1
Run ASRock Rapid Start utility from Start -> All Programs -> ASRock Utility.
Step 2
If you have more than one hard drives in your system, you must select one, then
choose the Partition Size desired for your hidden partition and click on Create. The
system will automatically create a hidden partition according to your settings. If
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there are SSD’s installed into your system, it is recommended to create the partition
on the SSD.
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Step 3
When prompted to restart after the setup, click Yes to reboot.
Step 4
Double-click the Intel® Rapid Start Technology Manager icon
system tray.
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Make sure Rapid Start is on. Drag the slider to configure the time. For example, if
the timer value is set to ten minutes, the system will enable Rapid Start mode after
entering sleep state for ten minutes. If the timer is set to 0 minutes, Windows will
immediately enable Rapid Start mode as it enters sleep state.
1.
You may shut down the computer without terminating the applications or files
you are executing currently. Click on Windows Start ‐> the arrow next to Shut
down, and click on Sleep.
2.
Windows system will enter sleep state.
3.
According to your settings in Rapid Start Technology Manager, the system
will automatically wake up and enable Rapid Start mode after entering sleep
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state for a period of time. The power of the computer in Rapid Start mode can
be cut off, it will not cause data loss of the programs or files you were executing
before entering sleep state.
4.
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When you wish to continue to use the computer just hit the power button, the
system will rapidly return to Windows, the programs and files which you were
using before entering sleep state will be accessible immediately.
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3.4 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.
3.4.1 System Requirements
•
Confirm whether your motherboard supports this feature.
•
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8.1/8/7 (32- or 64-bit edition)
•
Set the SATA mode to AHCI. If Windows 8.1/8/7 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.
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.
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There are certain risks. Please backup any important data before operating to avoid
loss.
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3.4.2 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
Once installed, run ASRock Smart Connect from your desktop or go to Windows
Start -> All Programs -> ASRock Utility.
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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.
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Step 5
Click Apply to enable Smart Connect.
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Step 6
Double-click the Intel® Smart Connect Technology Manager icon
Windows system tray.
in the
Step 7
Drag the slider to configure how often 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.
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4.
The system will wake up from sleep state periodically, and then start to update
Foxmail. The screen will not display anything so the computer can maintain
minimum power usage. Afterwards, the system will automatically return to
sleep state again.
5.
Upon waking up the system, you will find the new mail that were sent to you
during sleep state are already updated and ready to be read in Foxmail.
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3.5 ASRock Cloud
ASRock partners with Kloudian to make your mobile devices connect to
your PC seamlessly!
Have you ever been in a situation where you emergently needed certain files in your
computer, however the computer was gazillion miles away out of reach? ASRock Cloud
includes several technologies and software solutions for remotely controlling your
computer, even if the computer is in off mode. For ASRock motherboards with a Intel®
LAN chip, ASRock Cloud allows users to remotely wake up their computers via the
internet by using a secondary device, such as a smartphone or tablet. Users may use
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Kloudian® Orbweb.ME Professional to remotely wake up and control their computers, or
they could wake up the computer then use any other preferred remote desktop application.
This motherboard supports Remote Wake Technology with the onboard Intel® LAN, so
you can connect with your PC from anywhere in the world. You will be able to power your
PC on or turn it off, monitor and take control of it remotely with another smartphone,
tablet or computer.
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3.5.1 Intel® Remote Wake Technology
Intel® Remote Wake Technology allows you to wake up and remote control your home
computer from sleep state.
Before configuring this feature, verify the followings on your host computer:
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Make sure that the "PCIE Devices Power On" is enabled in UEFI SETUP
UTILITY > Advanced > ACPI Configuration.
*The UEFI screen is for reference only. The actual screen may differ by model.
Make sure that the "Remote Wake" is enabled in "Intel® Smart Connect
Technology Manager".
*Intel Remote Wake is supported on Windows 8 or Windows 8 64bit OS.
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3.5.2 Configuring and Using Orbweb.ME Professional
Kloudian® Orbweb.ME Professional is a remote control software allowing you to easily
access and control the remote host installed with the Orbweb.ME Professional host
software.
Installing Orbweb.ME Professional on the Host Computer
You can find the Orbweb.ME Professional host software in the Support CD or just
download it from http://orbweb.me.
Step 1
Click on the Orbweb.ME Professional installer package file to start installation.
Step 2
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Step 3
When installation completes, reboot the computer.
Signing Up for Host Computer Registration
Step 1
Double-click the Orbweb.ME Professional icon
on your desktop.
Step 2
On the Orbweb.ME Portal login page, click Sign Up to create an Orbweb.ME account and
name your host computer.
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Step 3
You will receive a verification email. Follow the steps in the email to verify your account.
After verifying your account, you can access your PC through web browsers at
http://orbweb.me.
On the Account Verified page, if you click Go to My Computers, you will see the Orbweb.
ME portal page as a client.
Setting Up Shared Folders on Host Computer
Step 1
Double-click the Orbweb.ME Professional icon
on your desktop.
Or, if you just finished signing up for your host computer, you can click Configure this
computer in the screen to begin.
Step 2
Click Folder Settings tab and the default shared folders display.
. Select a folder to add it into Orbweb.ME. Then click Save.
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To add a folder, click
You can access the documents in these shared folders on the host computer remotely
through Xplorer from your client device.
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REMOTE ACCESS FROM A CLIENT DEVICE
The lastest version of Java is required to be installed to use the Remote Desktop and
Xplorer functions.
Using Remote Wake-Up
Remote Wake-Up allows you to remotely put your host computer to sleep and wake your
host computer up from a client device.
If you use a motherboard with dual LAN ports, please disable one of the LAN ports
to use the Remote Wake-Up function. To do so, go to Control Panel > Network and
Sharing Center > Manage Network Connections, right-click Local Area Connections
and select Disable.
For Windows PC users:
Step 1
Go to Orbweb.ME portal login page: http://orbweb.me
Step 2
Log in with your Orbweb.ME account and password.
Step 3
Find the host computer from the list by the computer name you give.
Online / Green
Offline / Gray
Wakeable mode
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Ready to Connect / Blue
Unable to Connect / Gray
Online / Blue
Wakable / Red
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Click
and power options appear. Click to select Restart, Sleep or Shut Down.
Select Restart from the options to restart your host computer remotely.
When you select Sleep, if the host device is WOW(Wake-On-Wan) compatible, you can
put your host computer to sleep (S3/S4). The host status in the Status column shows offline
and ready to be awaked
and the power option shows wakable
To wake up the computer, click
.
.
Please be noted that if the host device is not WOW compatible, the host status icon
will turn offline and the power option icon will disappear. You have to physically
wake up computer in order to bring power option icon back to online.
If you select Shut Down, you can turn off your computer remotely. However, the Intel®
Remote Wake Technolog y does not support remote wake-up from shutdwon (S5).
Please physically turn on your host computer.
For iOS or Android Mobile Devices users:
Download and install “Orbweb.ME Professional” app from the App Store (iOS) or Play
Store (Android).
Step 1
Tap the “Orbweb.ME Professional” app icon
to launch it.
Step 2
Log in with your Orbweb.ME account and password.
Step 3
and power options appear.
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Tap the Power Options icon
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Tap to select Restart, Sleep or Shutdown.
1. Please be noted that if the host device is not WOW compatible, the host status icon
will turn offline and the power option icon will dissappear. You have to physically
wake up computer in order to bring power option icon back to online.
2. The Intel® Remote Wake Technology does not support remote wake-up from shutdwon (S5). If you press Shutdown to remotely turn off the host computer, please turn
it on physically.
Using Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop allows you to remotely access your host computer from a client device.
For Windows PC users:
Step 1
Go to Orbweb.ME portal login page: http://orbweb.me
Step 2
Log in with your Orbweb.ME account and password.
Step 3
Click the Connect icon
.
Step 4
Click on Remote Desktop.
If the Remote Desktop Connection dialog appears, click Connect to continue.
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Step 5
Enter the Windows password to log in and you will see the desktop of your host computer.
Please refer to the user manual of the Kloudian® Orbweb.ME Professional for more
instructions on how to use Orbweb.ME Professional.
For iOS or Android Mobile Devices users:
Download and install “Orbweb.ME Professional” app from the App Store (iOS) or Play
Store (Android).
Step 1
Tap the “Orbweb.ME Professional” app icon
to launch it.
Step 2
Log in with your Orbweb.ME account and password.
Step 3
Tap the host computer name that you want to access under the Remote Desktop section.
Step 4
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Enter the Windows password to log in and you will see the desktop of your host computer.
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Using Xplorer
Xplorer allows you to remotely access documents on your host computer from a client
device.
For Windows PC users:
Step 1
Go to Orbweb.ME portal login page: http://orbweb.me
Step 2
Log in with your Orbweb.ME account and password.
Step 3
Click the Connect icon
.
Step 4
Click on Xplorer.
Step 5
Root directory displays. Click on a folder name to open the folder.
Step 6
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Click on a file name to preivew the file.
You can also delete, rename, move, and copy a selected file. For more instructions on how
to use Xplorer, refer to the user manual of the Kloudian® Orbweb.ME Professional.
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For iOS or Android Mobile Devices users:
Download and install “Orbweb.ME Professional” app from the App Store (iOS) or Play
Store (Android).
Step 1
Tap the “Orbweb.ME Professional” app icon
to launch it.
Step 2
Log in with your Orbweb.ME account and password.
Step 3
Tap the Connect icon
.
Step 4
Tap a folder name under the Xplorer section and you can see the files in this folder.
Tap a file name to preivew the file.
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You can also delete, rename, move, and copy a selected file. For more instructions
on how to use Xplorer, refer to the user manual of the Kloudian® Orbweb.ME
Professional.
Tutorial Video
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3.6 ASRock APP Shop
The ASRock APP Shop is an online store for purchasing and downloading software
applications for your ASRock computer. You can install various apps and support
utilities quickly and easily, and optimize your system and keep your motherboard
up to date simply with a few clicks.
Double-click
on your desktop to access ASRock APP Shop utility.
*You need to be connected to the Internet to download apps from the ASRock APP Shop.
3.6.1 UI Overview
Category Panel
Hot News
Information Panel
Category Panel: The category panel contains several category tabs or buttons that
when selected the information panel below displays the relative information.
Information Panel: The information panel in the center displays data about the
currently selected category and allows users to perform job-related tasks.
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Hot News: The hot news section displays the various latest news. Click on the image
to visit the website of the selected news and know more.
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3.6.2 Apps
When the "Apps" tab is selected, you will see all the available apps on screen for you
to download.
Installing an App
Step 1
Find the app you want to install.
The most recommended app appears on the left side of the screen. The other various
apps are shown on the right. Please scroll up and down to see more apps listed.
You can check the price of the app and whether you have already intalled it or not.
- The red icon displays the price or "Free" if the app is free of charge.
- The green "Installed" icon means the app is installed on your computer.
Step 2
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Click on the app icon to see more details about the selected app.
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Step 3
If you want to install the app, click on the red icon
to start downloading.
Step 4
When installation completes, you can find the green "Installed" icon appears on the
upper right corner.
English
To uninstall it, simply click on the trash can icon
*The trash icon may not appear for certain apps.
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Upgrading an App
You can only upgrade the apps you have already installed. When there is an
available new version for your app, you will find the mark of "New Version"
appears below the installed app icon.
Step 1
Click on the app icon to see more details.
Step 2
to start upgrading.
English
Click on the yellow icon
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3.6.3 BIOS & Drivers
Installing BIOS or Drivers
When the "BIOS & Drivers" tab is selected, you will see a list of recommended or
critical updates for the BIOS or drivers. Please update them all soon.
Step 1
Please check the item information before update. Click on
Step 2
Click to select one or more items you want to update.
Step 3
Click Update to start the update process.
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3.6.4 Setting
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In the "Setting" page, you can change the language, select the server location, and
determine if you want to automatically run the ASRock APP Shop on Windows
startup.
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3.7 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
efficiency.
3.7.1 Installing Start8
Install Start8, which is located in the folder at the following path of the Support CD:
\ ASRock Utility > Start8.
3.7.2 Configuring Start8
Style
Select between the Windows 7 style and Windows 8 style Start Menu. Then select
the theme of the Start Menu and customize the style of the Start icon.
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Configure
Configure provides configuration 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.
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Control
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Control lets you configure 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
Displays information about Start8.
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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
4.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to configure your
system. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY by pressing <F2> or <Del> right
after you power on the computer, otherwise, the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) will
continue with its test routines. If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after
POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the
reset button on the system chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off
and then back on.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup
screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly
match what you see on your screen.
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
Main
For setting system time/date information
OC Tweaker
For overclocking configurations
Advanced
For advanced system configurations
Tool
Useful tools
H/W Monitor
Displays current hardware status
Boot
For configuring boot settings and boot priority
Security
For security settings
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI Setup Utility
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The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
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4.1.2 Navigation Keys
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar, and
use < > key or < > key to move the cursor up or down to select items, then
press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also use the mouse to click your
required item.
Please check the following table for the descriptions of each navigation key.
Navigation Key(s)
+ / -
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>
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Description
Go to the bottom of the screen
<F1>
To display the General Help Screen
<F7>
Discard changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
<F9>
Load optimal default values for all the settings
<F10>
Save changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
<F12>
Print screen
<ESC>
Jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
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4.2 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and
display the system overview.
Favorite
Display your collection of BIOS items. Press F5 to add/remove your favorite items.
Active Page on Entry
Select the default page when entering the UEFI setup utility.
Full HD UEFI
When [Auto] is selected, the resolution will be set to 1920 x 1080 if the monitor
supports Full HD resolution. If the monitor does not support Full HD resolution,
then the resolution will be set to 1024 x 768. When [Disable] is selected, the
resolution will be set to 1024 x 768 directly.
UEFI Guide
English
UEFI Guide is a quick tutorial for ASRock's UEFI setup Utility. You may abort the
tutorial by pressing "ESC".
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4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup
screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly
match what you see on your screen.
Advanced Turbo
You can use this option to increase your system performance. This option appears only
when your CPU supports this function. This option appears only when you adopt K-Series
CPU.
Load Optimized CPU OC Setting
You can use this option to load optimized 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. This option appears only when you adopt K-Series CPU.
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Load Optimized GPU OC Setting
You can use this option to load optimized GPU overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocking may cause damage to your GPU and motherboard. It should be done at your
own risk and expense. This option appears only when you adopt K-Series CPU.
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CPU Configuration
CPU Ratio
The CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK.
Increasing the CPU Ratio will increase the internal CPU clock speed without
affecting the clock speed of other components.
CPU Cache Ratio
The CPU Internal Bus Speed Ratio. The maximum should be the same as the CPU
Ratio.
BCLK/PCIE Frequency
The CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK.
Increasing the BCLK will increase the internal CPU clock speed but also affect the
clock speed of other components.
Spread Spectrum
Enable Spread Spectrum to reduce electromagnetic interference for passing EMI
tests. Disable to achieve higher clock speeds when overclocking.
CPU OC Fixed Mode
CPU OC fix 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.
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Long Duration Power Limit
Configure Package Power Limit 1 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered after a period of time. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
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Long Duration Maintained
Configure the period of time until the CPU ratio is lowered when the Long
Duration Power Limit is exceeded.
Short Duration Power Limit
Configure 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
Configure 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
Configure 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: The voltage is fixed.
GT Adaptive Voltage
Configure the voltage added to the integrated GPU when the system is under heavy
load.
GT Voltage Offset
Configure the fixed voltage added to the integrated GPU.
DRAM Timing Configuration
Load XMP Setting
Load XMP settings to overclock the DDR3 memory and perform beyond standard
specifications.
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DRAM Reference Clock
Select Auto for optimized settings.
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted
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and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
DRAM Performance Mode
Choose high performance mode to increase memory performance. Use default
settings for better system stability.
DRAM Configuration
DRAM Tweaker
Fine tune the DRAM settings by leaving marks in checkboxes. Click OK to confirm and
apply your new settings.
CAS# Latency (tCL)
The time between sending a column address to the memory and the beginning of the data
in response.
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
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The number of clock cycles required between the opening of a row of memory and
accessing columns within it.
Row Precharge Time (tRP)
The number of clock cycles required between the issuing of the precharge command
and opening the next row.
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RAS# Active Time (tRAS)
The number of clock cycles required between a bank active command and issuing the
precharge command.
Command Rate (CR)
The delay between when a memory chip is selected and when the first active command can
be issued.
Write Recovery Time (tWR)
The amount of delay that must elapse after the completion of a valid write operation,
before an active bank can be precharged.
Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC)
The number of clocks from a Refresh command until the first Activate command to
the same rank.
RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD)
The number of clocks between two rows activated in different banks of the same
rank.
Write to Read Delay (tWTR)
The number of clocks between the last valid write operation and the next read
command to the same internal bank.
Read to Precharge (tRTP)
The number of clocks that are inserted between a read command to a row precharge command to the same rank.
Four Activate Window (tFAW)
The time window in which four activates are allowed the same rank.
CAS Write Latency (tCWL)
Configure CAS Write Latency.
tREFI
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Configure refresh cycles at an average periodic interval.
tCKE
Configure the period of time the DDR3 initiates a minimum of one refresh
command internally once it enters Self-Refresh mode.
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tRDRD
Configure between module read to read delay.
tRDRDDR
Configure between module read to read delay from different ranks.
tRDRDDD
Use this to change DRAM tRWSR Auto/Manual settings. The default is [Auto].
tWRRD
Configure between module write to read delay.
tWRRDDR
Configure between module write to read delay from different ranks.
tWRRDDD
Use this to change DRAM tRRSR Auto/Manual settings. The default is [Auto].
Configure between module write to read delay from different DIMMs.
tWRWR
Configure between module write to write delay.
tWRWRDR
Configure between module write to write delay from different ranks.
tWRWRDD
Configure between module write to write delay from different DIMMs.
tRDWR
Configure between module read to write delay.
tRDWRDR
Configure between module read to write delay from different ranks.
tRDWRDD
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Configure between module read to write delay from different DIMMs.
RTL (CHA)
Configure round trip latency for channel A.
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RTL (CHB)
Configure round trip latency for channel B.
IO-L (CHA)
Configure IO latency for channel A.
IO-L (CHB)
Configure IO latency for channel B.
ODT WR (CHA)
Configure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel A.
ODT WR (CHB)
Configure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel B.
ODT NOM (CHA)
Use this to change ODT (CHA) Auto/Manual settings. The default is [Auto].
ODT NOM (CHB)
Use this to change ODT (CHB) Auto/Manual settings. The 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 Configuration
FIVR Switch Frequency Signature
Select whether to boost or lower the FIVR Switch Frequency.
FIVR Switch Frequency Offset
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Configure the percentage of frequency boost or deduction.
Vcore Override Voltage
Add voltage to the Vcore when the system is under heavy load.
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Vcore Voltage Additional Offset
Configure the dynamic Vcore voltage added to the Vcore.
CPU Cache Override Voltage
Add voltage to the CPU Cache when the system is under heavy load.
CPU Cache Voltage Offset
Configure the voltage for the CPU Cache. Setting the voltage higher may increase
system stability when overclocking.
System Agent Voltage Offset
Configure the voltage for the System Agent. Setting the voltage higher may increase system
stability when overclocking.
CPU Analog IO Voltage Offset
CPU I/O Analog Voltage.
CPU Digital IO Voltage Offset
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 Efficiency Mode
Enable FIVR Efficiency Management for power saving. Disable for better
performance and overclocking capabilities.
Voltage Configuration
CPU Input Voltage
Configure 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.
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CPU Input Offset
The fixed external voltage input to the CPU.
DRAM Voltage
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Use this to configure DRAM Voltage.
PCH 1.05V Voltage
Chipset 1.05V Voltage. Use default settings for best performance.
PCH 1.5V Voltage
I/O 1.5V Voltage. Use default settings for best performance.
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4.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, Storage Configuration, Intel® Rapid Start
Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology, Super IO Configuration, ACPI Configuration, USB Configuration and Trusted Computing.
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.
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4.4.1 CPU Configuration
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
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Enable C7 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
Package C State Support
Enable CPU, PCIe, Memory, Graphics C State Support for power saving.
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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 buffer overflow 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
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Automatically prefetch the subsequent cache line while retrieving the currently
requested cache line. Enable for better performance.
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4.4.2 Chipset Configuration
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.
PCIE1 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE1.
Share Memory
Configure 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.
Render Standby
Power down the render unit when the GPU is idle for lower power consumption.
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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
Configure deep sleep mode for power saving when the computer is shut down.
Restore on AC/Power Loss
Select the power state after a power failure. If [Power Off] is selected, the power will
remain off when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the system will start
to boot up when the power recovers.
Good Night LED
By enabling Good Night LED, the Power/HDD LEDs will be switched off when the
system is on. It will also automatically switch off the Power and Keyboard LEDs
when the system enters into Standby/Hibernation mode.
WAN1 Radio
English
Enable or disable the connectivity of the WiFi module.
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4.4.3 Storage Configuration
SATA Controller(s)
Enable/disable the SATA controllers.
SATA Mode Selection
IDE: For better compatibility.
AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
RAID: Combine multiple disk drives into a logical unit.
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
English
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.
Dynamic Storage Accelerator
Keep this option enabled for higher HDD and SDD I/O performance, lower latency and
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increased system responsiveness.
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.
M2_2/SATA3_4, SATA3_5 Switch
English
Auto: M2_2/SATA3_4, SATA3_5 auto switch
Force_SATA: Switch to SATA3_4, SATA3_5
Force_M2_2: Switch to M2_2
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4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology is a new zero power hibernation mode which allows
users to resume in just 5-6 seconds.
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4.4.5 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.
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4.4.6 Super IO Configuration
PS2 Y-Cable
Enable the PS2 Y-Cable or set this option to Auto.
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4.4.7 ACPI Configuration
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 after 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
English
Allow the system to be waked up by a PCIE device and enable wake on LAN.
Wake From Onboard LAN
Allow the system to be waked up by the onboard LAN.
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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
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB mouse.
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4.4.8 USB Configuration
USB Controller
Enable or disable all the USB ports.
Intel USB 3.0 Mode
Select Intel® USB 3.0 controller mode. Set [Smart Auto] to keep the USB 3.0 driver
enabled after rebooting (USB 3.0 is enabled in BIOS). Set [Auto] to automatically
enable the USB 3.0 driver after entering the OS (USB 3.0 is disabled in BIOS). Set
[Enabled] to keep the USB 3.0 driver enabled (Must install driver to use USB devices
under Windows® 7). Set [Disabled] to disable the USB 3.0 ports.
Legacy USB Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 2.0 devices. If you encounter USB
compatibility issues it is recommended to disable legacy USB support. Select UEFI
Setup Only to support USB devices under the UEFI setup and Windows/Linux
operating systems only.
Legacy USB 3.0 Support
English
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 3.0 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.
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USB Compatibility Patch
If your USB devices (i.e. USB mouse or storage) encounter compatibility problems,
please enable this option to fix it. Please note that after enabling this option, it is
normal that the system will postpone booting up after pressing the power button.
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4.4.9 Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
English
Enable or disable BIOS support for security device.
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4.5 Tools
System Browser
ASRock System Browser shows the overview of your current PC and the devices
connected.
OMG (Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access
at specified 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.
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service if you are having trouble with your PC. Please setup
network configuration before using UEFI Tech Service.
Easy RAID Installer
English
Easy RAID Installer helps you to copy the RAID driver from the support CD to
your USB storage device. After copying the drivers please change the SATA mode to
RAID, then you can start installing the operating system in RAID mode.
Easy Driver Installer
For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support
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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 files in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your
UEFI.
Internet Flash
ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI firmware version
from our servers for you. Please setup network configuration before using Internet
Flash.
*For BIOS backup and recovery purpose, it is recommended to plug in your USB
pen drive before using this function.
Network Configuration
Use this to configure internet connection settings for Internet Flash.
Internet Setting
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Enable or disable sound effects in the setup utility.
UEFI Download Server
Select a server to download the UEFI firmware.
Dehumidifier Function
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If Dehumidifier Function is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to
dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.
Dehumidifier Period
Configure the period of time until the computer powers on and enables
Dehumidifier after entering S4/S5 state.
Dehumidifier Duration
Configure the duration of the dehumidifying process before it returns to S4/S5
state.
Dehumidifier CPU Fan Setting
Configure the speed of the CPU fan while Dehumidifier is enabled. The higher the
value, the faster the fan speed.
Max: 255
Min: 1
Save User Default
Type a profile name and press enter to save your settings as user default.
Load User Default
Load previously saved user defaults.
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4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
This section allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, fan
speed and voltage.
CPU Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Fan 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
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.
Over Temperature Protection
When Over Temperature Protection is enabled, the system automatically shuts
down when the motherboard is overheated.
Case Open Feature
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Enable or disable Case Open Feature to detect whether the chassis cover has been
removed.
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4.7 Boot Screen
This section displays the available devices on your system for you to configure the
boot settings and the boot priority.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. In fast mode you may not boot
from an USB storage device. Ultra Fast mode is only supported by Windows 8.1/8
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
Configure the number of seconds to wait for the setup hot key.
Bootup Num-Lock
Select whether Num Lock should be turned on or off when the system boots up.
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Boot Beep
Select whether the Boot Beep should be turned on or off when the system boots up. Please
note that a buzzer is needed.
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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 configure 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
Configure the number of attempts to boot until the system automatically restores
the default settings.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
CSM
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Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless
you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8.1/8 64-bit and all of your
devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster boot speed.
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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. Do not launch?
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. Do not launch?
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. Do not launch?
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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
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Enable to support Windows 8.1 / 8 Secure Boot.
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4.9 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Save configuration changes
and exit setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP
UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Discard changes and exit
setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY without saving
any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option the following message, “Discard changes?” will pop
out. Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all options. The F9 key can be used for this operation.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
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Copy shellx64.efi to the root directory to launch EFI Shell.
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Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, you’re welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer
for further information. For technical questions, please submit a support request
form at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp
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
The 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
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Fax: +1-909-590-1026
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