H61M-GE
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published February 2011
Copyright©2011 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY
The Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic
substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations
passed by the California Legislature. When you discard the Lithium battery in California, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance.
“Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see
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ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com
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Contents
1 Introduction......................................................... 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Package Contents .........................................................
Speci cations.................................................................
Motherboard Layout.......................................................
I/O Panel ......................................................................
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2 Installation ........................................................... 15
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
Screw Holes...................................................................
Pre-installation Precautions .........................................
CPU Installation .............................................................
Installation of Heatsink and CPU fan .............................
Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ........................
Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) ....................
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2.7 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features................ 22
2.8 ASRock Smart Remote Installation Guide ..................... 25
2.9 Jumpers Setup .......................................................... 26
2.10 Onboard Headers and Connectors ............................ 27
2.11 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation .................................................................. 31
2.12 Hot Plug Function for SATA / SATAII HDDs .................. 31
2.13 SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation
Guide ......................................................................... 32
2.14 Driver Installation Guide ............................................ 34
2.15 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
/ XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions ................... 34
2.15.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions............................................................ 34
2.15.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID Functions ............... 35
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3 UEFI SETUP UTILITY ................................................. 36
3.1 Introduction ....................................................................
3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar ....................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys ...................................................
3.2 Main Screen...................................................................
3.3 OC Tweaker Screen ......................................................
3.4 Advanced Screen...........................................................
3.4.1 CPU Con guration ...............................................
3.4.2 North Bridge Con guration...................................
3.4.3 South Bridge Con guration ..................................
3.4.4 Storage Con guration ..........................................
3.4.5 Super IO Con guration ........................................
3.4.6 ACPI Con guration...............................................
3.4.7 USB Con guration ...............................................
3.5 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen ...................
3.6 Boot Screen ...................................................................
3.7 Security Screen .............................................................
3.8 Exit Screen ....................................................................
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4 Software Support ................................................. 55
4.1 Install Operating System................................................
4.2 Support CD Information .................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD ............................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ........................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu........................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information ..............................................
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock H61M-GE motherboard, a reliable motherboard
produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent
performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and
endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and stepby-step guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the con guration
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard speci cations and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modi cations of this manual occur, the updated version
will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You may nd
the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website as well.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for speci c information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock H61M-GE Motherboard
(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm)
ASRock H61M-GE Quick Installation Guide
ASRock H61M-GE Support CD
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
ASRock Reminds You...
To get better performance in Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64bit, it is recommended to set the BIOS option in Storage Con guration to
AHCI mode. For the BIOS setup, please refer to the “User Manual” in our
support CD for details.
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Expansion Slot
Graphics
Audio
LAN
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm
- Solid Capacitor for CPU power
- Supports 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 / i5 / i3 in
LGA1155 Package
- Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
- Supports K-Series unlocked CPU
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology (see CAUTION 1)
- Intel® H61
- Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Supports DDR3 1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered
memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB (see CAUTION 3)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000
- Pixel Shader 4.1, DirectX 10.1
- Max. shared memory 1759MB (see CAUTION 4)
- Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
(see CAUTION 5)
- Supports HDMI 1.4a Technology with max. resolution up to
1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports DVI with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @
75Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and
HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI
(Compliant HDMI monitor is required) (see CAUTION 6)
- Supports Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D with HDMI 1.4a
- Supports HDCP function with DVI and HDMI ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
with DVI and HDMI ports
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec)
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Atheros® AR8151
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
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Rear Panel I/O
Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Unique Feature
I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port
- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/Line in/Front
Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 7)
- 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and
Hot Plug functions
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x CIR header
- 1 x Print Port header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 8 pin 12V power connector
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
- 32Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- IGPU, DRAM, PCH, CPU PLL, VTT, VCCSA Voltage
Multi-adjustment
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), ASRock
Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial;
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial)
- ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) (see CAUTION 8)
- Instant Boot
- ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 9)
- ASRock AIWI (see CAUTION 10)
- ASRock APP Charger (see CAUTION 11)
- SmartView (see CAUTION 12)
- ASRock XFast USB (see CAUTION 13)
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Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- Hybrid Booster:
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 14)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.) (see CAUTION 15)
- Good Night LED
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed
Auto-Adjust by CPU Temperature)
- CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
/ XP / XP 64-bit compliant
- FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
(see CAUTION 16)
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
WARNING
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including
adjusting the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or
using the third-party overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system
stability, or even cause damage to the components and devices of your system.
It should be done at your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible
damage caused by overclocking.
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CAUTION!
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”, please check page
42.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before
you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the
installation guide of memory modules on page 19 for proper installation.
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be
less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 7 /
VistaTM / XP. For Windows® OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
The maximum shared memory size is de ned by the chipset vendor and
is subject to change. Please check Intel® website for the latest information.
You can choose to use two of the four monitors only. D-Sub, DVI-D and
HDMI monitors cannot be enabled at the same time. Besides, with the
DVI-to-HDMI adapter, the DVI-D port can support the same features as
HDMIport.
xvYCC and Deep Color are only supported under Windows® 7 64-bit /
7. Deep Color mode will be enabled only if the display supports 12bpc
in EDID. HBR is supported under Windows® 7 64-bit / 7 / VistaTM 64-bit /
VistaTM.
For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono
modes. For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel modes. Please check the table on page 13
for proper connection.
ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one tool to ne-tune
different system functions in a user-friendly interface, which is including
Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA and IES. In
Hardware Monitor, it shows the major readings of your system. In Fan
Control, it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. In
Overclocking, you are allowed to overclock CPU frequency for optimal
system performance. In OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a
pro le and share with your friends. Your friends then can load the OC
pro le to their own system to get the same OC settings. In IES (Intelligent
Energy Saver), the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output
phases to improve ef ciency when the CPU cores are idle without
sacrificing computing performance. Please visit our website for the
operation procedures of ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU).
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
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9.
ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS ash utility embedded in Flash ROM.
This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS
without entering operating systems rst like MS-DOS or Windows®. With
this utility, you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2> key to
BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. Just launch this tool
and save the new BIOS le to your USB ash drive, oppy disk or hard
drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional oppy diskette or other complicated ash utility. Please
be noted that the USB ash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 le
system.
10. To experience intuitive motion controlled games is no longer only available at Wii. ASRock AIWI utility introduces a new way of PC gaming
operation. ASRock AIWI is the world's rst utility to turn your iPhone/iPod
touch as a game joystick to control your PC games. All you have to do is
just to install the ASRock AIWI utility either from ASRock of cial website
or ASRock software support CD to your motherboard, and also download
the free AIWI Lite from App store to your iPhone/iPod touch. Connecting
your PC and apple devices via Bluetooth or WiFi networks, then you can
start experiencing the exciting motion controlled games. Also, please do
not forget to pay attention to ASRock of cial website regularly, we will
continuously provide you the most up-do-date supported games!
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/Feature/Aiwi/index.asp
11. If you desire a faster, less restricted way of charging your Apple devices,
such as iPhone/iPod/iPad Touch, ASRock has prepared a wonderful
solution for you - ASRock APP Charger. Simply installing the APP Charger driver, it makes your iPhone charged much quickly from your computer and up to 40% faster than before. ASRock APP Charger allows you
to quickly charge many Apple devices simultaneously and even supports
continuous charging when your PC enters into Standby mode (S1), Suspend to RAM (S3), hibernation mode (S4) or power off (S5). With APP
Charger driver installed, you can easily enjoy the marvelous charging
experience than ever.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/Feature/AppCharger/index.asp
12. SmartView, a new function of internet browser, is the smart start page for
IE that combines your most visited web sites, your history, your Facebook
friends and your real-time newsfeed into an enhanced view for a more
personal Internet experience. ASRock motherboards are exclusively
equipped with the SmartView utility that helps you keep in touch with
friends on-the-go. To use SmartView feature, please make sure your
OS version is Windows® 7 / 7 64 bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64 bit, and your
browser version is IE8. ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/Feature/
SmartView/index.asp
13. ASRock XFast USB can boost USB storage device performance. The
performance may depend on the property of the device.
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14. While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown.
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the
motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it
back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal
grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system.
15. Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.) provides the exible option to adopt three
different CPU cooler types, Socket LGA 775, LGA 1155 and LGA 1156.
Please be noticed that not all the 775 and 1156 CPU Fan can be used.
16. EuP, stands for Energy Using Product, was a provision regulated by European Union to de ne the power consumption for the completed system.
According to EuP, the total AC power of the completed system shall be
under 1.00W in off mode condition. To meet EuP standard, an EuP ready
motherboard and an EuP ready power supply are required. According to
Intel’s suggestion, the EuP ready power supply must meet the standard
of 5v standby power ef ciency is higher than 50% under 100 mA current
consumption. For EuP ready power supply selection, we recommend you
checking with the power supply manufacturer for more details.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
1
3
2
5
4
24.4cm (9.6 in)
PS2
Keyboard
Designed in Taipei
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
CPU_FAN1
ATXPWR1
DDR3_B2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
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7
1
SPEAKER1
24.4cm (9.6 in)
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Top:
CTR BASS
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
PWR_FAN1
DDR3_A2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
Top:
RJ-45
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DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3
Gigabit LAN
HDMI1
USB 2.0
T: USB4
B: USB5
Dual Channel
VGA1
DVI_CON1
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
ATX12V1
DX10.1
H61M-GE
LAN
PHY
PCIE1
PCI Express 2.0
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PCIE2
CMOS
Battery
PCI1
ErP/EuP Ready
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AUDIO
CODEC
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Intel
H61
Super
I/O
9
RoHS
32Mb
BIOS
PCI2
USB6_7
SATA2_2
SATA2_0
1
USB8_9
COM1
HD_AUDIO1
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
CLRCMOS1
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1
1
1
1
1
1
1
HDLED RESET
PANEL1
LPT1
22
21
20
10
11
12
PLED PWRBTN
IR1
HDMI_SPDIF_1
1
1
CHA_FAN1
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19
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
1155-Pin CPU Socket
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel: DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1, Blue)
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel: DDR3_A2, DDR3_B2, White)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1, White)
Intel H61 Chipset
SATA2 Connector (SATA2_2, Blue)
32Mb SPI Flash
SATA2 Connector (SATA2_0, Blue)
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
SATA2 Connector (SATA2_1, Blue)
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14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
CIR1
17 16 15
SATA2_3
14
SATA2_1
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SATA2 Connector (SATA2_3, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)
Consumer Infrared Module Header (CIR1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
System Panel Header (PANEL1, White)
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
Print Port Header (LPT1, White)
COM Port Header (COM1)
HDMI_SPDIF Header (HDMI_SPDIF1, White)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1, White)
PCI Slots (PCI1-2)
PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot (PCIE2, White)
PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1, Blue)
Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
1.4 I/O Panel
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14
1
2
*3
4
5
6
7
3
2
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USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
VGA/D-Sub Port
LAN RJ-45 Port
Central / Bass (Orange)
Rear Speaker (Black)
Optical SPDIF Out Port
Line In (Light Blue)
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9
10
11
12
13
14
7
5
8
6
9
10
11
12
4
Front Speaker (Lime)
Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB45)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
VGA/HDMI Port
VGA/DVI-D Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
* There are two LED next to the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED
indications.
LAN Port LED Indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
Status
Off
No Link
Blinking Data Activity
On
Link
Off
Orange
Green
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED LED
Description
SPEED
LED
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
LAN Port
** If you use 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”.
See the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
TABLE for Audio Output Connection
Audio Output Channels Front Speaker Rear Speaker
(No. 8)
(No. 5)
2
4
6
8
V
V
V
V
-V
V
V
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Central / Bass
(No. 4)
--V
V
Line In or
Side Speaker
(No. 7)
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To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will nd “Mixer” tool on your system.
Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and click
“ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA
Primary output” to use Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek
HDA Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio.
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Chapter 2: Installation
This is a Micro ATX form factor (9.6" x 9.6", 24.4 x 24.4 cm) motherboard. Before
you install the motherboard, study the con guration of your chassis to ensure that
the motherboard ts into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and
damages to motherboard components.
2.1 Screw Holes
Place screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
Do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
2.2 Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
2. To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity,
NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Also
remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object
before you handle components.
3. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or
in the bag that comes with the component.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply.
Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals,
and/or components.
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2.3 CPU Installation
For the installation of Intel 1155-Pin CPU,
please follow the steps below.
Load Plate
Load Lever
Contact Array
Socket Body
1155-Pin Socket Overview
Before you insert the 1155-Pin CPU into the socket, please check if the
CPU surface is unclean or if there is any bent pin on the socket. Do not
force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found. Otherwise, the CPU will be seriously damaged.
Step 1.
Open the socket:
Step 1-1. Disengaging the lever by depressing
down and out on the hook to clear
retention tab.
Step 1-2. Rotate the load lever to fully open position at approximately 135 degrees.
Step 1-3. Rotate the load plate to fully open position at approximately 100 degrees.
Step 2.
Remove PnP Cap (Pick and Place Cap).
1. It is recommended to use the cap tab to handle and avoid kicking
off the PnP cap.
2. This cap must be placed if returning the motherboard for after
service.
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Step 3.
black line
Insert the 1155-Pin CPU:
Step 3-1. Hold the CPU by the edge where is
marked with black line.
Step 3-2. Orient the CPU with IHS (Integrated
Heat Sink) up. Locate Pin1 and the
two orientation key notches.
orientation key notch
alignment key
Pin1
Pin1
alignment key
1155-Pin Socket
orientation key notch
1155-Pin CPU
For proper inserting, please ensure to match the two orientation key
notches of the CPU with the two alignment keys of the socket.
Step 3-3. Carefully place the CPU into the
socket by using a purely vertical motion.
Step 3-4. Verify that the CPU is within the socket and properly mated to the orient
keys.
Step 4.
Close the socket:
Step 4-1. Rotate the load plate onto the IHS.
Step 4-2. While pressing down lightly on load
plate, engage the load lever.
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2.4
Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
This motherboard is equipped with 1155-Pin socket that supports Intel 1155-Pin
CPU. Please adopt the type of heatsink and cooling fan compliant with Intel 1155Pin CPU to dissipate heat. Before you installed the heatsink, you need to spray
thermal interface material between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat dissipation. Ensure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good
contact with each other. Then connect the CPU fan to the CPU_FAN connector
(CPU_FAN1, see page 12, No. 1).
For proper installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of your
CPU fan and heatsink.
Below is an example to illustrate the installation of the heatsink for 1155-Pin CPU.
Step 1. Apply thermal interface material onto center of
IHS on the socket surface.
Apply Thermal
Interface Material
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Place the heatsink onto the socket. Ensure
fan cables are oriented on side closest to the
CPU fan connector on the motherboard (CPU_
FAN1, see page 12, No. 1).
Align fasteners with the motherboard throughholes.
Rotate the fastener clockwise, then press
down on fastener caps with thumb to install
and lock. Repeat with remaining fasteners.
Fan cables on side
closest to MB header
Fastener slots
pointing straight out
Press Down
(4 Places)
If you press down the fasteners without rotating them clockwise, the
heatsink cannot be secured on the motherboard.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Connect fan header with the CPU fan connector on the motherboard.
Secure excess cable with tie-wrap to ensure cable does not interfere with
fan operation or contact other components.
Please be noticed that this motherboard supports Combo Cooler
Option (C.C.O.), which provides the exible option to adopt three different CPU cooler types, Socket LGA 775, LGA 1155 and LGA 1156.
The white throughholes are for Socket LGA
1155/1156 CPU fan.
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2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides four 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM
slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel configuration, you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size
and chip-type) DDR3 DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words,
you have to install identical DDR3 DIMM pair in Dual Channel A (DDR3_A1
and DDR3_B1; Blue slots; see p.12 No.4), so that Dual Channel Memory Technology can be activated. This motherboard also allows you to install four DDR3
DIMMs for dual channel configuration, and please install identical DDR3
DIMMs in all four slots. You may refer to the Dual Channel Memory Configuration Table below.
Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDR3_A1
DDR3_A2
DDR3_B1
(Blue Slot)
(White Slot)
(Blue Slot)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
(1)
(2)*
*
DDR3_B2
(White Slot)
Populated
For the configuration (2), please install identical DDR3 DIMMs in all four
slots.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
If you want to install two memory modules, for optimal compatibility
and reliability, it is recommended to install them in the blue slots
(DDR3_A1 and DDR3_B1).
If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
Channel, for example, installing a pair of memory modules in
DDR3_A1 and DDR3_A2, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel
Memory Technology.
It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into
DDR3 slot; otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
Some DDR3 1GB double-sided DIMMs with 16 chips may not work
on this motherboard. It is not recommended to install them on this
motherboard.
If you install four single-sided DIMMs on this motherboard, they will
run at DDR3 1066 only.
Due to chipset limitation, if you plan to install three or four memory
modules on this motherboard, please install only single-sided
memory modules.
This motherboard supports two double-sided or four single-sided
DIMMs. Therefore, if you install four DDR3 DIMMs, you can only
adopt four single-sided DIMMs.
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Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the
break on the slot.
notch
break
notch
break
The DIMM only ts in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot
at incorrect orientation.
Step 3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends
fully snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There are 2 PCI slot and 2 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIE slots:
PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot; Blue) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width
graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIE x1 slot; White) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane
width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed
in a chassis).
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the
screws for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press rmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Replace the system cover.
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2.7 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features
Dual Monitor Feature
This motherboard supports dual monitor feature. With the internal VGA output support (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI), you can easily enjoy the bene ts of dual monitor
feature without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard. This motherboard also provides independent display controllers for DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI to
support dual VGA output so that DVI-D, D-sub and HDMI can drive same or different
display contents.
To enable dual monitor feature, please follow the below steps:
1. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, or connect HDMI monitor
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel.
VGA/D-Sub port
VGA/DVI-D port
HDMI port
2. If you have installed onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system
already, you can freely enjoy the bene ts of dual monitor function after your
system boots. If you haven’t installed onboard VGA driver yet, please install
onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system and restart your
computer.
D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI monitors cannot be enabled at the same time.
You can only choose the combination: DVI-D + HDMI, DVI-D + D-Sub,
or HDMI + D-Sub.
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Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal VGA output
support (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI) and external add-on PCI Express VGA cards,
you can easily enjoy the bene ts of surround display feature.
Please refer to the following steps to set up a surround display environment:
1. Install the PCI Express VGA card on PCIE1 slot. Please refer to page 21 for
proper expansion card installation procedures for details.
2. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, or connect HDMI monitor
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel. Then connect other monitor cables to the
corresponding connectors of the add-on PCI Express VGA card on PCIE1 slot.
3. Boot your system. Press <F2> or <Del> to enter UEFI setup. Enter “Onboard
VGA Share Memory” option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB], [64MB],
[128MB], [256MB] or [512MB] to enable the function of VGA/D-sub. Please make
sure that the value you select is less than the total capability of the system
memory. If you do not adjust the UEFI setup, the default value of “Onboard VGA
Share Memory”, [Auto], will disable VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA
card is inserted to this motherboard.
4. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to
your system. If you have installed the drivers already, there is no need to install
them again.
5. Set up a multi-monitor display.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Properties”, and select the “Settings” tab
so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to
the steps below.
A. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor.
B. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you
wish to be your primary monitor, and then select “Primary”. When
you use multiple monitors with your card, one monitor will always be
Primary, and all additional monitors will be designated as Secondary.
C. Select the display icon identi ed by the number 2.
D. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”.
E. Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”, if necessary.
F. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the
second monitor. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values.
G. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identi ed by the number
one, two, three and four.
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For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Personalize”, and select the “Display
Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor
according to the steps below.
A. Click the number ”2” icon.
B. Click the items “This is my main monitor” and “Extend the desktop onto
this monitor”.
C. Click “OK” to save your change.
D. Repeat steps A through C for the display icon identi ed by the number
three and four.
6. Use Surround Display. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing
the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. The placement
of display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another.
HDCP Function
HDCP function is supported on this motherboard. To use HDCP
function with this motherboard, you need to adopt the monitor
that supports HDCP function as well. Therefore, you can enjoy
the superior display quality with high-de nition HDCP
encryption contents. Please refer to below instruction for more
details about HDCP function.
What is HDCP?
HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection,
a speci cation developed by Intel® for protecting digital
entertainment content that uses the DVI interface. HDCP is a
copy protection scheme to eliminate the possibility of
intercepting digital data midstream between the video source,
or transmitter - such as a computer, DVD player or set-top box and the digital display, or receiver - such as a monitor, television
or projector. In other words, HDCP speci cation is designed to
protect the integrity of content as it is being transmitted.
Products compatible with the HDCP scheme such as DVD
players, satellite and cable HDTV set-top-boxes, as well as few
entertainment PCs requires a secure connection to a compliant
display. Due to the increase in manufacturers employing HDCP
in their equipment, it is highly recommended that the HDTV or
LCD monitor you purchase is compatible.
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2.8 ASRock Smart Remote Installation Guide
ASRock Smart Remote is only used for ASRock motherboard with CIR header.
Please refer to below procedures for the quick installation and usage of ASRock
Smart Remote.
Step1.
Find the CIR header located next
to the USB 2.0 header on ASRock
motherboard.
USB 2.0 header (9-pin, blue)
CIR header (4-pin, white)
Step2.
Connect the front USB cable to the
USB 2.0 header (as below, pin 1-5)
and the CIR header. Please make
sure the wire assignments and the
pin assignments are matched
correctly.
USB_PWR
PP+
GND
1
2 3
DUMMY
4 5
GND
IRTX
IRRX
ATX+5VSB
Step3.
Install Multi-Angle CIR Receiver to
the front USB port. If Multi-Angle
CIR Receiver cannot successfully
receive the infrared signals from
MCE Remote Controller, please try
to install it to the other front USB
port.
3 CIR sensors in different angles
1.
2.
3.
Only one of the front USB port can support CIR function. When
the CIR function is enabled, the other port will remain USB
function.
Multi-Angle CIR Receiver is used for front USB only. Please do
not use the rear USB bracket to connect it on the rear panel.
Multi-Angle CIR Receiver can receive the multi-direction infrared
signals (top, down and front), which is compatible with most of
the chassis on the market.
The Multi-Angle CIR Receiver does not support Hot-Plug
function. Please install it before you boot the system.
* ASRock Smart Remote is only supported by some of ASRock motherboards. Please refer to
ASRock website for the motherboard support list: http://www.asrock.com
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2.9 Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are
setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap
is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The
illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose
pin1 and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap
is placed on these 2 pins.
Jumper
Clear CMOS Jumper
Setting
Description
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.12, No. 20)
Default
Clear CMOS
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. To clear and reset the
system parameters to default setup, please turn off the computer and unplug
the power cord from the power supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a
jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3 on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. However,
please do not clear the CMOS right after you update the BIOS. If you need
to clear the CMOS when you just nish updating the BIOS, you must boot
up the system rst, and then shut it down before you do the clear-CMOS action. Please be noted that the password, date, time, user default pro le, 1394
GUID and MAC address will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is removed.
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2.10 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps
over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the
motherboard!
Serial ATAII Connectors
(SATA2_0: see p.12, No. 11)
SATA2_2
SATA2_0
SATA2_3
SATA2_1
(SATA2_1: see p.12, No. 13)
(SATA2_2: see p.12, No. 9)
(SATA2_3: see p.12, No. 14)
These four Serial ATAII
(SATAII) connectors support
SATA data cables for internal
storage devices. The current
SATAII interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
Either end of the SATA data
cable can be connected to the
(Optional)
SATA / SATAII hard disk or the
SATAII connector on this
motherboard.
USB 2.0 Headers
Besides six default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there
(9-pin USB6_7)
are two USB 2.0 headers on
this motherboard. Each
USB 2.0 header can support
two USB 2.0 ports.
(see p.12 No. 17)
USB_PWR
P-9
P+9
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB8_9)
(see p.12 No. 15)
1
GND
P+8
P-8
USB_PWR
Infrared Module Header
IRTX
+5VSB
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.12 No. 19)
DUMMY
1
GND
IRRX
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This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
Consumer Infrared Module Header
(4-pin CIR1)
1
GND
IRTX
IRRX
ATX+5VSB
(see p.12 No. 16)
Print Port Header
AFD#
ERROR#
PINIT#
SLIN#
(25-pin LPT1)
(see p.12 No. 21)
1
This is an interface for print
port cable that allows
GND
SPD7
SPD6 ACK#
SPD5
BUSY
SPD4
PE
SPD3
SLCT
SPD2
SPD1
SPD0
STB#
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.12 No. 24)
This header can be used to
connect the remote
controller receiver.
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
convenient connection of printer
devices.
This is an interface for front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
1. High De nition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on
the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the
instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio
header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Select “Mixer”. Select “Recorder”. Then click “FrontMic”.
For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Go to the "FrontMic" Tab in the Realtek Control panel. Adjust
“Recording Volume”.
System Panel Header
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.12 No. 18)
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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 con gure
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 sleep state. The LED is off when the system is in S3/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 assign-ments are
matched correctly.
Chassis Speaker Header
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.12 No. 7)
Chassis and Power Fan Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 12)
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 28)
CPU Fan Connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 1)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
Please connect the fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
PWR_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
1 2 3 4
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Please connect the CPU fan
cable to the connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin
CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.
If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this
motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
ATX Power Connector
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1
13
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.12 No. 6)
Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector,
it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your
power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
ATX 12V Power Connector
8
5
4
1
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.12 No. 3)
12
24
1
13
Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
Though this motherboard provides 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, it can still work
if you adopt a traditional 4-pin ATX 12V power supply. To use the 4-pin ATX power
supply, please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 5.
4-Pin ATX 12V Power Supply Installation
Serial port Header
8
5
4
1
This COM1 header supports a
serial port module.
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.12 No. 22)
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HDMI_SPDIF Header
HDMI_SPDIF header, providing
(2-pin HDMI_SPDIF1)
SPDIF audio output to HDMI
VGA card, allows the system to
connect HDMI Digital TV/
projector/LCD devices. Please
connect the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card to
this header.
(see p.12 No. 23)
1
GND
SPDIFOUT
2.11 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks Installation
This motherboard adopts Intel® H61 chipset that supports Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial
ATAII (SATAII) hard disks. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA /
SATAII hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
2.12 Hot Plug Function for SATA / SATAII HDDs
This motherboard supports Hot Plug function for SATA / SATAII in AHCI mode.
Intel® H61 chipset provides hardware support for Advanced Host controller Interface
(AHCI), a new programming interface for SATA host controllers developed thru a
joint industry effort.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID con guration, it is called “Hot
Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while the
system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been
installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD.
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2.13
SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide
This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII HDD in AHCI mode.
Please read below operation guide of Hot Plug feature carefully. Before you process
the SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug, please check below cable accessories from the
motherboard gift box pack.
A. 7-pin SATA data cable
B. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface
A. SATA data cable (Red)
SATA 7-pin
connector
B. SATA power cable
The SATA 15-pin power
connector (Black) connect
to SATA / SATAII HDD
1x4-pin conventional
power connector (White)
connect to power supply
Caution
1. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug
cannot be processed.
2. Even some SATA / SATAII HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power connector and
IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces, the IDE 1x4-pin
conventional power connector interface is de nitely not able to support Hot Plug
and will cause the HDD damage and data loss.
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
1. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard, which supports
SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug.
* The SATA / SATAII Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the chipset
because of its limitation, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug support information of our
motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our website: www.asrock.com
2. Make sure your SATA / SATAII HDD can support Hot Plug function from your
dealer or HDD user manual. The SATA / SATAII HDD, which cannot support Hot
Plug function, will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation.
3. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII driver is installed into system properly. The
latest SATA / SATAII driver is available on our support website: www.asrock.com
4. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable, which are from our
motherboard package.
5. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash
or data loss.
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How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end Step 2
(White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable.
Connect SATA data cable to
the motherboard’s SATAII connector.
SATA power cable 1x4-pin
power connector (White)
Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector
(Black) end to SATA / SATAII HDD.
Step 4
Connect SATA data cable to
the SATA / SATAII HDD.
How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Unplug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
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2.14 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical
drive first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and
listed on the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom side
to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
2.15
Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP
/ XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64bit OS on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below
procedures according to the OS you install.
2.15.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions
If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your SATA / SATAII HDDs
without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ function
STEP 1: Set Up UEFI.
A. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
SATA Configuration.
B. Set the option “SATA Mode” to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette. (Please use USB floppy or
floppy disk.)
A. Insert the Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
B. During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and then a
window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CD-ROM as the boot
device.
C. When you see the message on the screen, “Do you want to generate Serial
ATA driver diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>.
D. Then you will see these messages,
Please insert a diskette into the floppy drive.
WARNING! Formatting the floppy diskette will
lose ALL data in it!
Start to format and copy files [YN]?
Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive, and press <Y>.
E. The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA / SATAII drivers
into the floppy diskette.
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STEP 3: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After making a SATA / SATAII driver diskette, you can start to install Windows® XP
/ XP 64-bit on your system. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install
a third-party AHCI driver. When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette
containing the Intel® AHCI driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to install according to the mode you choose and the OS
you install.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ function
STEP 1: Set up UEFI.
A. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
SATA Configuration.
B. Set the option “SATA Mode” to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
2.15.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your SATA
/ SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ function
STEP 1: Set Up UEFI.
A. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
SATA Configuration.
B. Set the option “SATA Mode” to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ function
STEP 1: Set up UEFI.
A. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
SATA Configuration.
B. Set the option “SATA Mode” to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
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Chapter 3: UEFI SETUP UTILITY
3.1
Introduction
This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to con gure your
system. The UEFI chip on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. You
may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press
<F2> or <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the UEFI SETUP
UTILITY, otherwise, 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.
3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
Main
To set up the system time/date information
OC Tweaker To set up overclocking features
Advanced
To set up the advanced UEFI features
H/W Monitor To display current hardware status
Boot
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Use <
> key or <
> key to choose among the selections on the menu
bar, and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also use the
mouse to click your required item.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
Function Description
/
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
/
Moves cursor up or down to select items
+ / To change option for the selected items
<Enter>
To bring up the selected screen
<F1>
To display the General Help Screen
<F9>
To load optimal default values for all the settings
<F10>
To save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
<ESC>
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
3.2 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview.
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3.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Load GPU EZ OC Setting
Use this item to load GPU EZ overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocking may cause damage to your GPU and motherboard. It should
be done at your own risk and expense.
CPU Ratio Setting
Use this item to change the ratio value of this motherboard.
GT Over Clock
Use this to enable or disable GT Over Clock by Internal Graphics
Device. The default value is [Disabled].
Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel SpeedStep technology is Intel’s new power saving technology. Processor can switch between multiple frequency and voltage points to enable power savings. The default value is [Enabled]. Con guration options:
[Enabled] and [Disabled]. If you install Windows® VistaTM / 7 and want to
enable this function, please set this item to [Enabled]. This item will be hidden if the current CPU does not support Intel SpeedStep technology.
Please note that enabling this function may reduce CPU voltage and lead to system
stability or compatibility issue with some power supplies. Please set this item to
[Disable] if above issue occurs.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Use this item to enable or disable Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Turbo
Boost allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in
speci c condition. The default value is [Enabled].
Turbo Boost Power Limit
Use this item to adjust Turbo Boost power limit. Con guration options: [Auto]
and [Manual]. The default value is [Auto].
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Core Current Limit
Use this item to add voltage when CPU is in Turbo mode.
DRAM Timing Control
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s)
inserted and assigns appropriate frequency automatically.
CAS# Latency (tCL)
Use this item to change CAS# Latency (tCL) Auto/Manual setting. The
default is [Auto].
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
Use this item to change RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) Auto/Manual setting.
The default is [Auto].
Row Precharge Time (tRP)
Use this item to change Row Precharge Time (tRP) Auto/Manual setting.
The default is [Auto].
RAS# Active Time (tRAS)
Use this item to change RAS# Active Time (tRAS) Auto/Manual setting.
The default is [Auto].
Command Rate (CR)
Use this item to change Command Rate (CR) Auto/Manual setting. Min:
1N. Max: 2N. The default is [Auto].
Write Recovery Time (tWR)
Use this item to change Write Recovery Time (tWR) Auto/Manual setting.
The default is [Auto].
Refresh Cyle Time (tRFC)
Use this item to change Refresh Cyle Time (tRFC) Auto/Manual setting.
The default is [Auto].
RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD)
Use this item to change RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD) Auto/Manual setting.
The default is [Auto].
Write to Read Delay (tWTR)
Use this item to change Write to Read Delay (tWTR) Auto/Manual setting.
The default is [Auto].
Read to Precharge (tRTP)
Use this item to change Read to Precharge (tRTP) Auto/Manual setting.
The default is [Auto].
Four Activate Window (tFAW)
Use this item to change Four Activate Window (tFAW) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto].
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Memory Power Down Mode
Use this item to adjust DDR power down mode. Configuration options:
[Auto], [Slow] and [Fast]. The default value is [Auto].
ODT WR (CHA)
Use this item to change ODT WR (CHA) Auto/Manual setting. The default
is [Auto].
ODT NOM (CHA)
Use this item to change ODT NOM (CHA) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto].
ODT WR (CHB)
Use this item to change ODT WR (CHB) Auto/Manual setting. The default
is [Auto].
ODT NOM (CHB)
Use this item to change ODT NOM (CHB) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto].
Voltage Control
Power Saving Mode
Use this to enable or disable Power Saving Mode. The default value is
[Disabled].
CPU Core Voltage Offset
Use this to select CPU Core Voltage Offset. The default value is [Auto].
IGPU Voltage Offset
Use this to select IGPU Voltage Offset. The default value is [Auto].
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
PCH Voltage
Use this to select PCH Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
CPU PLL Voltage
Use this to select CPU PLL Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
VTT Voltage
Use this to select VTT Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
VCCSA Voltage
Use this to select VCCSA Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
User Default
In this option, you are allowed to load and save three user defaults
according to your own requirements.
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3.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the con gurations for the following items: CPU Con guration, North Bridge Con guration, South Bridge Con guration, Storage Con guration, Super IO Con guration, ACPI Con guration and USB Con guration.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM.
This convenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI
without entering operating systems rst like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just
launch this tool and save the new UEFI le to your USB ash drive, oppy
disk or hard drive, then you can update your UEFI only in a few clicks
without preparing an additional oppy diskette or other complicated ash
utility. Please be noted that the USB ash drive or hard drive must use
FAT32/16/12 le system. If you execute ASRock Instant Flash utility, the
utility will show the UEFI les and their respective information. Select the
proper UEFI le to update your UEFI, and reboot your system after UEFI
update process completes.
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3.4.1 CPU Configuration
Intel Hyper Threading Technology
To enable this feature, it requires a computer system with an Intel
processor that supports Hyper-Threading technology and an operating
system that includes optimization for this technology, such as Microsoft®
Windows® XP / VistaTM / 7. Set to [Enabled] if using Microsoft® Windows®
XP, VistaTM, 7, or Linux kernel version 2.4.18 or higher. This option will be
hidden if the installed CPU does not support Hyper-Threading technology.
Active Processor Cores
Use this item to select the number of cores to enable in each processor
package. Con guration options: [All], [1], [2] and [3]. The default value is
[All].
Hardware Prefetcher
Use this item to turn on/off the MLC streamer prefetcher.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Use this item to turn on/off prefetching of adjacent cache lines.
Enhance Halt State (C1E)
All processors support the Halt State (C1). The C1 state is supported
through the native processor instructions HLT and MWAIT and requires no
hardware support from the chipset. In the C1 power state, the processor
maintains the context of the system caches.
CPU C3 State Support
Use this to enable or disable CPU C3 (ACPI C2) report to OS.
CPU C6 State Support
Use this to enable or disable CPU C6 (ACPI C3) report to OS.
Package C State Support
Selected option will program into C State package limit register. The
default value is [Auto].
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CPU Thermal Throttling
You may select [Enabled] to enable CPU internal thermal control
mechanism to keep the CPU from overheated.
Intel Virtualization Technology
When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture)
can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool
Technology. This option will be hidden if the installed CPU does not
support Intel Virtualization Technology.
No-Excute Memory Protection
No-Execution (NX) Memory Protection Technology is an enhancement
to the IA-32 Intel Architecture. An IA-32 processor with “No Execute (NX)
Memory Protection” can prevent data pages from being used by malicious
software to execute code. This option will be hidden if the current CPU
does not support No-Excute Memory Protection.
Local x2APIC
Use this to enable or disable Local x2APIC. The default value is [Disabled].
Please be noted that some OS do not support this function.
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3.4.2 North Bridge Configuration
Low MMIO Align
Low MMIO resources align at 64MB/1024MB. The default value is [64MB].
VT-d
Use this to enable or disable Intel® VT-d technology (Intel® Virtualization
Technology for Directed I/O). The default value of this feature is [Disabled].
Primary Graphics Adapter
This allows you to select the boot graphic adapter priority. Con guration
options: [Onboard], [PCI] and [PCI Express]. The default value is [PCI Express].
Onboard VGA Share Memory
This allows you to set onboard VGA share memory feature. The default
value is [Auto]. Con guration options: [Auto], [32MB], [64MB], [128MB],
[256MB] and [512MB].
Render Standby
Use this to enable or disable Render Standby by Internal Graphics Device.
The default value is [Enabled].
IGD Multi-Monitor
Use this to enable or disable IGD Multi-Monitor by Internal Graphics
Device. The default value is [Disabled].
DVMT Mode Select
Use this option to adjust DVMT mode. The default value is [DVMT Mode].
DVMT (Dynamic Video Memory Technology) is an architecture that offers
breakthrough performance for the motherboard through ef cient memory
utilization. In DVMT mode, the graphics driver allocates memory as
needed for running graphics applications and is cooperatively using this
memory with other system components. This item will not be used under
Windows® VistaTM / 7 OS because the driver will intelligently detect
physical memory available and allocate necessary video memory.
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DVMT Memory
You are allowed to adjust the shared memory size in this item.
Configuration options: [128MB], [256MB] and [Maximum]. The option
[Maximum] only appears when you adopt the memory module with
1024MB or above.
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3.4.3 South Bridge Configuration
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power loss.
If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the power
recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes and the
system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
Deep Sx
Mobile platforms support Deep S4/S5 in DC only and desktop platforms
support Deep S4/S5 in AC only. Con guration options: [Disabled], [Enabled
in S5] and [Enabled in S4 and S5]. The default value is [Enabled in S5].
Onboard LAN
This allows you to enable or disable the “Onboard LAN” feature.
Onboard HD Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If
you select [Auto], the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound
Card is plugged.
Front Panel
Select [Auto] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel.
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
This allows you to enable or disable the “Onboard HDMI HD Audio”
feature.
ACPI HPET Table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is
[Enabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this
motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM certi cation.
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3.4.4 Storage Configuration
SATA Mode
Use this to select SATA mode. Con guration options: [IDE Mode], [AHCI
Mode] and [Disabled]. The default value is [IDE Mode].
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 Controller 0
Please select [Compatible] when you install legacy OS. If native OS (Windows® XP / VistaTM / 7) is installed, please select [Enhanced].
SATA Controller 1
Use this item to enable or disable SATA Controller 1.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) feature. Con guration options: [Disabled]
and [Enabled].
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3.4.5 Super IO Configuration
Serial Port
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard serial port.
Serial Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port. Con guration
options: [3F8 / IRQ4] and [3E8 / IRQ4].
CIR Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the CIR controller.
Infrared Port
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard infrared port.
Infrared Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port.
Con guration options: [2F8 / IRQ3] and [2E8 / IRQ3].
Parallel Port
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard parallel port.
Device Mode
Use this item to change the Printer Port mode.
Change Settings
Use this item to select an optional setting for Super IO device.
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3.4.6 ACPI Configuration
Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it.
Check Ready Bit
Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system
from the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system
from the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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3.4.7 USB Configuration
USB 2.0 Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 2.0 controller.
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four
con guration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [UEFI Setup Only].
The default value is [Enabled]. Please refer to below descriptions for the
details of these four options:
[Enabled] - Enables support for legacy USB.
[Auto] - Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected.
[Disabled] - USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and
UEFI setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility issue, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.
[UEFI Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under UEFI
setup and Windows / Linux OS.
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3.5 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU
fan speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage.
CPU Fan Setting
This allows you to set the CPU fan speed. Con guration options: [Full On]
and [Automatic Mode]. The default is value [Full On].
Chassis Fan Setting
This allows you to set the chassis fan speed. Con guration options: [Full
On] and [Automatic Mode]. The default is value [Full On].
Over Temperature Protection
Use this item to enable or disable Over Temperature Protection. The
default value is [Enabled].
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3.6 Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to con gure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Setup Prompt Timeout
This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key.
65535(0XFFFF) means inde nite waiting.
Bootup Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
Full Screen Logo
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is
[Enabled].
AddOn ROM Display
Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. If you enable the option
“Full Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM information
when the system boots, please select [Enabled]. Con guration options:
[Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled].
Boot From Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature.
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Boot Failure Guard Count
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard Count.
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3.7 Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
For the user password, you may also clear it.
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3.8 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
con guration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard
changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard
changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used
for this operation.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Attempts to Launch EFI Shell application (Shell64.efi) from one of the
available lesystem devices.
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Chapter 4: Software Support
4.1
Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 7 / 7
64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit. Because motherboard settings and
hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more information.
4.2
Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4.2.1
Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The
CD automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your
computer. If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double
click on the le “ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2
Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3
Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports. Click on a speci c item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4
Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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Installing OS on a HDD Larger Than 2TB
This motherboard is adopting UEFI BIOS that allows Windows® OS to be installed
on a large size HDD (>2TB). Please follow below procedure to install the operating
system.
1. Please make sure to use Windows® VistaTM 64-bit (with SP1 or above) or
Windows® 7 64-bit.
2. Press <F2> or <Delete> at system POST. Set AHCI Mode in UEFI Setup Utility >
Advanced > Storage Con guration > SATA Mode.
3. Choose the item “UEFI:xxx“ to boot in UEFI Setup Utility > Boot > Boot Option #1.
(“xxx” is the device which contains your Windows® installation les. Normally it is
an optical drive.) You can also press <F11> to launch boot menu at system POST
and choose the item “UEFI:xxx“ to boot.
4. Start Windows® installation.
5. If you install Windows® 7 64-bit OS, OS will be formatted by GPT (GUID Partition
Table). Please install the hot x le from Microsoft®:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979903
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