null  User manual
Z97 Extreme9
Version 1.0
Published May 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 Motherboard Layout
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1.4 I/O Panel
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Chapter 2 Installation
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2.1 13
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
21
2.7 Smart Switches
26
2.8 Dr. Debug
27
2.9 SLITM , 3-Way SLITM , 4-Way SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
29
2.9.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.9.2 Installing Three SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
31
2.9.3 Installing Four SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
33
2.9.4 Driver Installation and Setup
35
2.10 CrossFireX TM, 3-Way CrossFireX TM, 4-Way CrossFireX TM and
Quad CrossFireX TM Operation Guide
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2.10.1 Installing Two CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
36
2.10.2 Installing Three CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
37
2.10.3 Installing Four CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
38
2.10.4 Driver Installation and Setup
39
2.11 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
40
2.12 HDD Saver Cable Installation Guide
43
2.13 Dual LAN and Teaming Operation Guide
44
Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation 45
3.1 45
Installing Drivers
3.2 A-Tuning
46
3.3 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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3.4 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
57
3.5 ASRock Cloud (Intel® I218V)
62
3.6 ASRock APP Shop
72
3.6.1 UI Overview
72
3.6.2 Apps
73
3.6.3 BIOS & Drivers
76
3.6.4 Setting
77
3.7 Start8
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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
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4.1 81
Introduction
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
81
4.1.2 Navigation Keys
82
4.2 Main Screen
83
4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
84
4.4 Advanced Screen
93
4.4.1 CPU Configuration
94
4.4.2 Chipset Configuration
96
4.4.3 Storage Configuration
98
4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
101
4.4.6 Intel® ThunderboltTM
102
4.4.7 Super IO Configuration
103
4.4.8 ACPI Configuration
104
4.4.9 USB Configuration
106
4.4.10 Trusted Computing
108
4.5 Tools
109
4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
113
4.7 Boot Screen
114
4.8 Security Screen
117
4.9 Exit Screen
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Z97 Extreme9
Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock Z97 Extreme9 motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control.
It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s
commitment to quality and endurance.
In this documentation, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the
motherboard and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation
guide of the software and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the configuration guide of
the BIOS setup.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be updated, the
content of this documentation will be subject to change without notice. In case any
modifications of this documentation occur, the updated version will be available on
ASRock’s website without further notice. If you require technical support related to
this motherboard, please visit our website for specific information about the model
you are using. You may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support list on ASRock’s
website as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com.
1.1 Package Contents
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• ASRock Z97 Extreme9 Motherboard (ATX Form Factor)
• ASRock Z97 Extreme9 Quick Installation Guide
• ASRock Z97 Extreme9 Support CD
• 1 x I/O Panel Shield
• 2 x ASRock SLI_Bridge Cards
• 1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge_3S Card
• 1 x ASRock 3-Way SLI Bridge Card
• 4 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
• 1 x HDD Saver Cable
• 2 x Screws for M.2 Sockets
• 1 x Screw for mini-PCIe Slot
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1.2 Specifications
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Platform
• ATX Form Factor
• High Density Glass Fabric PCB
• Multiple Filter Cap (MFC) (Filter different noise by 3
different capacitors: DIP solid cap, POSCAP and MLCC)
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• Supports 5 Generation, New 4 and 4 Generation Intel®
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Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
• Digi Power design
• 12 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
• 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR3 3200+(OC)/2933+(OC)/2800(OC)/2400
(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, unbuffered memory
• Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB (see CAUTION1)
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
• 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
Expansion
Slot
• 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE5:
single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x16 (PCIE1) / x16 (PCIE4);
triple at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE2) / x16 (PCIE4); quad at x8
(PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4) / x8 (PCIE5))
• 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE3: x2 mode)
• 1 x mini-PCI Express Slot
• PLX PEX 8747 embedded
TM
TM
• Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX , 4-Way CrossFireX ,
TM
TM
3-Way CrossFireX and CrossFireX
TM
TM
TM
• Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI , 4-Way SLI , 3-Way SLI
TM
and SLI
• 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1 and PCIE4)
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Graphics
• Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs
can be supported only with processors which are GPU
integrated.
• Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick
Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full
HW Encode1, Intel® InTruTM 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD
Technology, Intel® InsiderTM, Intel® HD Graphics 4400/4600
• Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11.1
• Max. shared memory 1792MB
• Dual graphics output: Support HDMI and DiaplayPort 1.2
ports by independent display controllers
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K
(4096x2304) @ 24Hz
• Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K
(4096x2304) @ 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 HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
• Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with 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)
TM
• Supports Purity Sound 2
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 115dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
- TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier (Supports up to
600 Ohms headsets)
- Direct Drive Technology
- EMI Shielding Cover
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- PCB Isolate Shielding
• S upports DTS Connect
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LAN
• Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
• 1 x Giga PHY Intel® I218V, 1 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT
• Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology (on Intel® I218V)
(see CAUTION2)
• Supports Wake-On-LAN
• Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection)
• Supports Dual LAN with Teaming
• Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
• Supports PXE
Rear Panel
I/O
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Storage
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1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
1 x eSATA Connector
4 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))
2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports 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 by Intel® Z97, support RAID
(RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage
Technology 13 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ,
AHCI, Hot Plug and ASRock HDD Saver Technology
• 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061,
support NCQ, AHCI, Hot Plug and ASRock HDD Saver
Technology (SATA3_A4 connector is shared with the eSATA
port)
• 2 x SATA Express Connectors (SATAE_2 is shared with
SATA3_1 and SATA3_2; SATAE_1 is shared with SATA3_4,
SATA3_5 and M.2 Socket (M2_2))
* Support to be announced
• 1 x eSATA Connector by ASMedia ASM1061, supports NCQ,
AHCI and Hot Plug
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• 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M.2 PCI Express
module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)
• 1 x M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 (M2_2), 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
Feature
1 x COM Port Header
1 x TPM Header
1 x Power LED Header
2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
3 x Chassis Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin)
1 x Power Fan Connector (3-pin)
1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
2 x 8 pin 12V Power Connectors (Hi-Density Power Connector)
1 x HDD Saver Connector
1 x PCIe Power Connector
1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector
2 x USB 2.0 Headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports
ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
2 x USB 3.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (ASMedia
ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection))
1 x Dr. Debug with LED
1 x Power Switch with LED
1 x Reset Switch with LED
1 x BIOS Selection Switch
• 2 x 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support (1 x Main BIOS and 1 x Backup BIOS)
• Supports Secure Backup UEFI Technology
• ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
• SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
• CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V, PCH 1.5V Voltage Multi-adjustment
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Connector
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Hardware Monitor
• CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
• CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
• CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by
CPU temperature)
• CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
• Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Input Voltage,
CPU Internal Voltages
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)
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including
adjusting the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using
third-party overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system’s stability, or
even cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done
at your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
1. 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.
2. To use ASRock Cloud, please make sure you installed the LAN cable on Intel®
I218V LAN port. (See P. 10, No. 4.)
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
PS2
Keyboard
/Mouse
CLRC
BTN1
CPU_FAN1 CPU_FAN2 PWR_FAN1
ATX12V1
ATX12V2
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Top:
Central/Bass
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
CMOS
Battery
TPMS1
ATXPWR1
USB3_7_8
Top:
RJ-45
DDR3_B2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
USB 3.0
T: USB3
B: USB4
USB3_5_6
ESATA1
Top:
RJ-45
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DP_1
USB 3.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
DDR3_A2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
HDMI1
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
CHA_FAN3
1
1
1
CHA_FAN2
SATA3_A2
SATA3_A4
SATA3_1
MINI_PCIE1
SATA3_0
Intel
Z97
SATA3_2
PCIE3
PCIE4
NUT5
NUT4
NUT3
M2_2
Super
I/O
SATAE_2
RoHS
NUT2
BIOS_A_LED
PCIE5
COM1
USB6_7
USB4_5
TB1
64Mb
BIOS
BIOS_A
BIOS_B
CLRMOS1
1
PCIE_PWR1
HD_AUDIO1
BIOS_B_LED
64Mb
BIOS
1
1
1
1
A
B
SATA_PWR_1
PLED1
1
CHA_FAN1 BIOS_SEL1
PLED PWRBTN
Reset
SPEAKER1
1
Dr.
Debug
1
1
Power
1
HDLED RESET
PANEL1
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PCIE2
Z97 Extreme9
NUT6
SATA3_A3
CT1
SATA3_3
CT2
Ultra M.2
PCIe Gen3 x4
SATA3_4
CT3
SATA3_5
CT4
SATAE_1
CT5
M2_1
Purity
TM
Sound 2
SATA3_A1
PCIE1
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN3)
2
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
3
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V2)
4
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
5
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN2)
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Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
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2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1)
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2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A2, DDR3_B2)
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ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_5_6)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_7_8)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_A2)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_A1)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_A4)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_A3)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_0)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_3)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_4)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_5)
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SATA Express Connector (SATAE_2)
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SATA Express Connector (SATAE_1)
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HDD Saver Connector (SATA_PWR_1)
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Power Switch (PWRBTN1)
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Reset Switch (RSTBTN1)
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
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Power LED Header (PLED1)
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Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
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BIOS Selection Switch (BIOS_SEL1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
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Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5)
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Thunderbolt AIC Connector (TB1)
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PCIe Power Connector (PCIE_PWR1)
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COM Port Header (COM1)
38
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
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TPM Header (TPMS1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN2)
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1.4 I/O Panel
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No. Description
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USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
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Microphone (Pink)
2
DisplayPort 1.2
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Optical SPDIF Out Port
3
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_34)
4
LAN RJ-45 Port (Intel® I218V)*
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_12)
5
LAN RJ-45 Port (Intel® I211AT)*
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eSATA Connector***
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Central / Bass (Orange)
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HDMI Port
7
Rear Speaker (Black)
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Clear CMOS Switch
8
Line In (Light Blue)
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PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
9
Front Speaker (Lime)**
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* There are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
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)
2
4
6
8
V
V
V
V
-V
V
V
--V
V
---V
To enable Multi-Streaming, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the
front panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find the “Mixer”
tool on your system. Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback
multi-streaming”, and click “ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then
you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA Primary output” to use the Rear Speaker,
Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use
the front panel audio.
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*** The eSATA connector supports SATA with cables within 1 meters. The SATA3_A4 connector is
shared with the eSATA port.
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Chapter 2 Installation
This is an ATX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study
the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
• 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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B
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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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2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
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2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides four 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 or three
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.
Dual Channel Memory Configuration
1
2
3
DDR3_A1
DDR3_A2
DDR3_B1
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
DDR3_B2
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
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
3
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
There are 5 PCI Express slots 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 slots:
PCIE1 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE3 (PCIe 2.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x2 lane width cards.
PCIE4 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE5 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width graphics cards.
mini-PCIe slot:
MINI_PCIE1 (mini-PCIe slot) is used for WiFi module.
PCIE1
PCIE2
PCIE4
PCIE5
Single Graphics Card
x16
N/A
N/A
N/A
Two Graphics Cards in
CrossFireXTM or SLITM Mode
x16
N/A
x16
N/A
Three Graphics Cards in
3-Way CrossFireXTM or 3-Way
SLITM Mode
x8
x8
x16
N/A
Four Graphics Cards in
4-Way CrossFireXTM or 4-Way
SLITM Mode
x8
x8
x8
x8
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PCIe Slot Configurations
For a better thermal environment, please connect a chassis fan to the motherboard’s
chassis fan connector (CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 or CHA_FAN3) when using multiple graphics cards.
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2.5 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.7, No. 32)
Default
Clear CMOS
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 finish updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system first, and then shut
it down before you do the clear-CMOS action. Please be noted that the password,
date, time, and user default profile will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is
removed.
The Clear CMOS Switch has the same function as the Clear CMOS jumper.
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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.7, No. 27)
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
1
GND
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Connect the power
switch, reset switch and
system status indicator on
the chassis to this header
according to the pin
assignments below. Note
the positive and negative
pins before connecting
the cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to
turn off your system using the power switch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset switch to restart
the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when
the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1/S3 sleep
state. The LED is off when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on
when the hard drive is reading or writing data.
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The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists
of power switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED, speaker and etc.
When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header, make sure the wire
assignments and the pin assignments are matched correctly.
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SATA3_A1
SATA3_A3
SATA3_3
SATA3_4
SATA3_5
SATA3_A2
SATA3_A4
SATA3_0
SATA3_1
SATA3_2
SATA3_4
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SATAE_1 SATA3_5
Serial ATA Express
Connectors
(SATAE_1:
see p.7, No. 23)
(SATAE_2:
see p.7, No. 22)
PLEDPLED+
PLED+
SATA3_1
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_0:
see p.7, No. 16)
(SATA3_1:
see p.7, No. 18)
(SATA3_2:
see p.7, No. 20)
(SATA3_3:
see p.7, No. 17)
(SATA3_4:
see p.7, No. 19)
(SATA3_5:
see p.7, No. 21)
(SATA3_A1:
see p.7, No. 13)
(SATA3_A2:
see p.7, No. 12)
(SATA3_A3:
see p.7, No. 15)
(SATA3_A4:
see p.7, No. 14)
Please connect the chassis
power LED to this header
to indicate the system’s
power status.
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SATAE_2 SATA3_2
Power LED Header
(3-pin PLED1)
(see p.7, No. 28)
These ten SATA3
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up
to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer
rate. If the eSATA port
on the rear I/O has been
connected, the internal
SATA3_A4 will not
function. The SATA3_1,
SATA3_2 are shared
with the SATA Express
connector (SATAE_2).
The SATA3_4, SATA3_5
are shared with the
SATA Express connector
(SATAE_1).
To minimize the boot
time, use Intel® Z97 SATA
ports (SATA3_0) for your
bootable devices.
Please connect either
SATA or PCIe storage
devices to this connector.
The lower SATA
Express connector (the
combination of SATAE_1,
SATA3_4, and SATA3_5)
is shared with the M.2
Socket (M2_2).
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USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.7, No. 34)
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.7, No. 33)
USB 3.0 Headers
(19-pin USB3_5_6)
(see p.7, No. 10)
(19-pin USB3_7_8)
(see p.7, No. 11)
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
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.7, No. 38)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
There are two headers
and on this motherboard.
Each USB 2.0 header can
support two ports.
Besides four USB 3.0 ports
on the I/O panel, there
are two headers on this
motherboard. Each USB
3.0 header can support
two ports.
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”.
DUMMY SPEAKER
1
+5V
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
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Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER1)
(see p.7, No. 29)
DUMMY
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Chassis and Power Fan
Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 31)
(3-pin CHA_FAN2)
(see p.7, No. 40)
(3-pin CHA_FAN3)
(see p.7, No. 1)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
Please connect fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to
the ground pin.
FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
FAN_SPEED
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 6)
CPU Fan Connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 4)
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
1
(3-pin CPU_FAN2)
(see p.7, No. 5)
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.7, No. 9)
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ATX 12V Power
Connectors
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.7, No. 2)
(8-pin ATX12V2)
(see p.7, No. 3)
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2
3
4
FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
12
24
1
13
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.
This motherboard provides a 24-pin ATX power
connector. To use a 20-pin
ATX power supply, please
plug it along Pin 1 and Pin
13.
8
5
4
1
This motherboard provides an 8-pin ATX 12V
power connector. To use a
4-pin ATX power supply,
please plug it along Pin 1
and Pin 5.
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PCIe Power Connector
(4-pin PCIE_PWR1)
(see p.7, No. 36)
Please connect a 4 pin molex
power cable to this connector
when more than three graphics
cards are installed.
GND
+12V
DETECT
HDD Saver Connector
(4-pin SATA_PWR_1)
(see p.7, No. 24)
Please connect the HDD Saver
Cable to this connector to
manage the power state of HDD.
Thunderbolt AIC
Connector
(5-pin TB1)
(see p.7, No. 35)
Please connect a ThunderboltTM
add-in card (AIC) to this
connector via the GPIO cable.
Serial Port Header
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.7, No. 37)
This COM1 header
supports a serial port
module.
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
1
GND
+3VSB
1
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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GND
S_PWRDWN#
GND
+3V
SERIRQ#
LAD2
LAD1
LAD3
SMB_CLK_MAIN
SMB_DATA_MAIN
PCIRST#
LAD0
GND
FRAME
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
(see p.7, No. 39)
PCICLK
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
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2.7 Smart Switches
The motherboard has four smart switches: Power Switch, Reset Switch, Clear CMOS
Switch and one BIOS Selection Switch, allowing users to quickly turn on/off the
system, reset the system, clear the CMOS values or boot from different BIOS.
Power Switch
(PWRBTN)
(see p.7, No. 25)
Reset Switch
(RSTBTN)
(see p.7, No. 26)
Power
Power Switch allows users
to quickly turn on/off the
system.
Reset
Reset Switch allows
users to quickly reset the
system.
Clear CMOS Switch
(CLRCBTN)
(see p.10, No. 16)
Clear CMOS Switch
allows users to quickly
clear the CMOS values.
This function is workable only when you power off your computer and unplug the
power supply.
BIOS Selection Switch
(BIOS_SEL1)
(see p.7 No. 30)
A
B
BIOS Selection Switch allows
the system to boot from either
BIOS A or BIOS B.
This motherboard has two BIOS chips, a primary BIOS (BIOS_A) and a backup BIOS
(BIOS_B), which enhances the safety and stability of your system. Normally, the
system will work on the primary BIOS. However, if the primary BIOS is corrupted
or damaged, just flip the BIOS Selection Switch to “B”, then the backup BIOS will
take over on the next system boot. After that, use “Secure Backup UEFI” in the UEFI
Setup Utility to duplicate a working copy of the BIOS files to the primary BIOS to
ensure normal system operation. For safety issues, users are not able to update the
backup BIOS manually. Users may refer to the BIOS LEDs (BIOS_A_LED or BIOS_
B_LED) to identify which BIOS is currently activated.
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2.8 Dr. Debug
Code
Description
00
Please check if the CPU is installed correctly and then clear
CMOS.
0d
Problem related to memory, VGA card or other devices.
Please clear CMOS, re-install the memory and VGA card,
and remove other USB, PCI devices.
01 - 54
(except 0d),
5A- 60
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and
memory then clear CMOS. If the problem still exists, please
install only one memory module or try using other memory
modules.
55
The Memory could not be detected. Please re-install the
memory and CPU. If the problem still exists, please install
only one memory module or try using other memory
modules.
61 - 91
Chipset initialization error. Please press reset or clear
CMOS.
92 - 99
Problem related to PCI-E devices. Please re-install PCI-E
devices or try installing them in other slots. If the problem
still exists, please remove all PCI-E devices or try using
another VGA card.
A0 - A7
Problem related to IDE or SATA devices. Please re-install
IDE and SATA devices. If the problem still exists, please
clear CMOS and try removing all SATA devices.
b0
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and
memory. If the problem still exists, please install only one
memory module or try using other memory modules.
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Dr. Debug is used to provide code information, which makes troubleshooting even
easier. Please see the diagrams below for reading the Dr. Debug codes.
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b4
Problem related to USB devices. Please try removing all
USB devices.
b7
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and
memory then clear CMOS. If the problem still exists, please
install only one memory module or try using other memory
modules.
d6
The VGA could not be recognized. Please clear CMOS and
try re-installing the VGA card. If the problem still exists,
please try installing the VGA card in other slots or use other
VGA cards.
d7
The Keyboard and mouse could not be recognized. Please
try re-installing the keyboard and mouse.
d8
Invalid Password.
FF
Please check if the CPU is installed correctly and then clear
CMOS.
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2.9 SLITM , 3-Way SLITM , 4-Way SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports NVIDIA® SLITM , 3-way SLITM, 4-way SLITM and Quad
SLITM (Scalable Link Interface) technology that allows you to install up to four
identical PCI Express x16 graphics cards. Currently, NVIDIA® SLITM and Quad
SLITM technology supports Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit / 8.1 / 8.1 64-bit OS.
Requirements
1. You should only use identical SLITM-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA® certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports NVIDIA® SLITM technology.
Download the drivers from the NVIDIA® website: www.nvidia.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a NVIDIA® certified PSU.
Please refer to the NVIDIA® website for details.
2.9.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
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If required, connect the auxiliary power
source to the PCI Express graphics cards.
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Step 3
Align and insert the ASRock SLI_
Bridge_3S Card to the goldfingers on each
graphics card. Make sure the ASRock SLI_
Bridge_3S Card is firmly in place.
SLI_Bridge_3S Card
ASRock SLI_Bridge_3S Card
Step 4
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.9.2 Installing Three SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE2 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
Connect the auxiliary power source to the
PCI Express graphics card. Please make
sure that both power connectors on the
PCI Express graphics card are connected.
Repeat this step on the three graphics
cards.
Step 3
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3-Way SLI Bridge
Align and insert the ASRock 3-Way SLI
Bridge Card to the goldfingers on each
graphics card. Make sure the ASRock
3-Way SLI Bridge Card is firmly in place.
ASRock 3-Way SLI Bridge Card
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Step 4
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.9.3 Installing Four SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into the PCIE1
slot, another graphics card into the PCIE2
slot, the third graphics card into the PCIE4
slot and the last graphics card into the
PCIE5 slot. Make sure that the cards are
properly seated on the slots.
Step 2
Connect the auxiliary power source to the
PCI Express graphics card. Please make
sure that both power connectors on the
PCI Express graphics card are connected.
Repeat this step on the three graphics
cards.
Step 3
SLI_Bridge
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SLI_Bridge_3S Card
Align and insert an ASRock SLI Bridge
Card to the goldfingers of the first and
second graphics card. Install the second
ASRock SLI Bridge Card to the goldfingers
of the third and fourth graphics card.
Connect the second and the fourth
graphics card with the ASRock SLI_
Bridge_3S Card. Make sure the ASRock
SLI Bridge Cards are firmly in place.
SLI_Bridge
2 ASRock SLI_Bridge Cards
and an ASRock SLI_Bridge_3S Card
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Step 4
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.9.4 Driver Installation and Setup
Install the graphics card drivers to your system. After that, you can enable the
Multi-Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in the NVIDIA® nView system tray utility.
Please follow the below procedures to enable the multi-GPU.
Step 1
Double-click the NVIDIA Control Panel
icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 2
In the left pane, click Set SLI and PhysX
configuration. Then select Maximize 3D
performance and click Apply.
Step 3
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Reboot your system.
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2.10 CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM, 4-Way CrossFireXTM and
Quad CrossFireXTM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports CrossFireXTM, 3-way CrossFireXTM, 4-way CrossFireXTM
and Quad CrossFireXTM that allows you to install up to four identical PCI Express
x16 graphics cards. Currently CrossFireXTM, 3-way CrossFireXTM and Quad
CrossFireXTM are supported with Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit / 8.1 / 8.1 64bit OS.
1. You should only use identical CrossFireXTM-ready graphics cards that are AMD
certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports AMD CrossFireXTM technology.
Download the drivers from the AMD’s website: www.amd.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a AMD certified PSU. Please
refer to the AMD’s website for details.
4. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireXTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will
operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireXTM mode.
5. Different CrossFireXTM cards may require different methods to enable CrossFireXTM. Please refer to AMD graphics card manuals for detailed installation guide.
2.10.1 Installing Two CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
CrossFire Bridge
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Connect two graphics cards by installing
a CrossFire Bridge on the CrossFire Bridge
Interconnects on the top of the graphics
cards. (The CrossFire Bridge is provided
with the graphics card you purchase, not
bundled with this motherboard. Please
refer to your graphics card vendor for
details.)
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Step 3
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE1 slot.
2.10.2 Installing Three CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE2 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
slots, and use the other CrossFire Bridge
to connect the graphics cards on PCIE2
and PCIE4 slots. (The CrossFire Bridge
is provided with the graphics card
you purchase, not bundled with this
motherboard. Please refer to your graphics
card vendor for details.)
Step 3
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE1 slot.
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CrossFire Bridge
Use one CrossFire Bridge to connect
the graphics cards on PCIE1 and PCIE2
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2.10.3 Installing Four CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot,
another graphics card into PCIE2 slot, the
third graphics card into PCIE4 slot and the
last graphics card into PCIE5 slot. Make
sure that the cards are properly seated on
the slots.
Step 2
CrossFire Bridge
Use one CrossFire Bridge to connect the
graphics cards on PCIE1 and PCIE2 slots,
another CrossFire Bridge to connect
the graphics cards on PCIE2 and PCIE4
slots, and use the third CrossFire Bridge
to connect the Radeon graphics cards on
PCIE4 and PCIE5 slots. (The CrossFire
Bridge is provided with the graphics
card you purchase, not bundled with this
motherboard. Please refer to your graphics
card vendor for details.)
Step 3
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.10.4 Driver Installation and Setup
Step 1
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Step 2
Remove the AMD drivers if you have any VGA drivers installed in your system.
The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility
to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation. Please
check AMD’s website for AMD driver updates.
Step 3
Install the required drivers and CATALYST Control Center then restart your
computer. Please check AMD’s website for details.
Step 4
Step 5
In the left pane, click Performance and
then AMD CrossFireXTM . Then select
Enable AMD CrossFireX and click Apply.
Select the GPU number according to your
graphics card and click Apply.
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AMD Catalyst Control Center
Double-click the AMD Catalyst Control
Center icon in the Windows® system tray.
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2.11 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 Ultra M.2
Socket (M2_1), supports M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s). The M.2_
SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 (M2_2) 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 (M2_2) is shared with the SATA Express connector (SATAE_1); you can
only choose either the M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 (M2_2) or the SATA Express connector
(SATAE_1) 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
Prepare a M.2_SSD (NGFF) module
and the screw.
Step 2
5
4
Depending on the PCB type and
length of your M.2_SSD (NGFF)
module, find the corresponding nut
location to be used.
3
2
1
E
D
No.
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C
B
1
A
2
3
4
5
Nut Location
A
B
C
D
E
PCB Length
3cm
4.2cm
6cm
8cm
11cm
Module Type
Type2230
Type 2242
Type2260
Type 2280
Type 22110
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Step 3
E
D
C
A
B
Move the standoff based on the
module type and length.
The standoff is placed at the nut
location D by default. Skip Step 3
and 4 and go straight to Step 5 if you
are going to use the default nut.
Otherwise, release the standoff by
hand.
Step 4
E
D
C
A
B
Peel off the yellow protective film on
the nut to be used. Hand tighten the
standoff into the desired nut location
on the motherboard.
Step 5
C
Align and gently insert the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module into the M.2
slot. Please be aware that the M.2
A
B
(NGFF) SSD module only fits in one
orientation.
D
C
B
A
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Step 6
E
D
NUT2
NUT1
Tighten the screw with a screwdriver
to secure the module into place.
Please do not overtighten the screw
as this might damage the module.
M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Support List
PCIe Interface
SATA Interface
Plextor PX-AG256M6e
ADATA AXNS381E-128GM-B
Plextor PX-AG512M6e
ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
SanDisk SD6PP4M-128G
Crucial CT120M500SSD4/120G
SanDisk SD6PP4M-256G
Crucial CT240M500SSD4/240G
Samsung XP941-512G (MZHPU512HCGL)
Intel SSDSCKGW080A401/80G
Kingston RBU-SNS8400S3/180GD
For the latest updates of M.2_SSD (NFGG) module support list, please visit our website for
details: http://www.asrock.com
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2.12 HDD Saver Cable Installation Guide
The HDD Saver Connector on this motherboard allows you to switch on and off the
connected HDDs via software when needed. This design secures more privacy, saves more
energy, and extends the HDDs' lifespans. Please follow the steps below to install the HDD
Saver Cable.
Connection Diagram
1
HDD Saver Cable
2
SATA data cable
*The diagram shown here is for reference only.
1. Connect one end of the HDD Saver Cable to the HDD Saver Connector (SATA_
PWR_1) placed near the SATA ports. Then connect the SATA power connector(s) to
your SATA HDD(s).
* The HDD Saver Connector supports up to two SATA HDDs.
2. Connect one end of the SATA data cable to a SATA port on the motherboard. Then
connect the other end to your SATA HDD(s).
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For the software configuration, please refer to the section 3.2 “A-Tuning” in this user
manual.
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2.13 Dual LAN and Teaming Operation Guide
Dual LAN with Teaming enabled on this motherboard allows two single
connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth,
making data transmission more effective and improving the quality of transmission
of distant images. Fault tolerance on the dual LAN network prevents network
downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port.
The speed of transmission is subject to the actual network environment or status even
with Teaming enabled.
Before setting up Teaming, please make sure whether your Switch (or Router)
supports Teaming (IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation). You can specify a preferred
adapter in Intel PROSet. Under normal conditions, the Primary adapter handles all
non-TCP/IP traffic. The Secondary adapter will receive fallback traffic if the primary
fails. If the Preferred Primary adapter fails, but is later restored to an active status,
control is automatically switched back to the Preferred Primary adapter.
Step 1
From Device Manager, open the properties of a team.
Step 2
Click the Settings tab.
Step 3
Click the Modify Team button.
Step 4
Select the adapter you want to be the primary adapter and click the Set Primary
button.
If you do not specify a preferred primary adapter, the software will choose an
adapter of the highest capability (model and speed) to act as the default primary. If
a failover occurs, another adapter becomes the primary. The adapter will, however,
rejoin the team as a non-primary.
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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.
HDD Saver
A quick-and-easy way to power up and down the drive on demand. Use a
customized hotkey (Ctrl + Alt + S, by default) or simply slide to turn on and off
up to two internal SATA HDDs connected to the power supply connector. Also a
password can be set to change HDD power mode for more privacy and safety.
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
•
Confirm whether your motherboard supports this feature.
•
Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8.1/8/7 (32- or 64-bit edition)
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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
8.1/8/7 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 8.1/8/7, 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 8.1/8/7. 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
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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
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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Step 5
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 (Intel® I218V)
ASRock Cloud makes your mobile devices connect to your PC seamlessly!
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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 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.
*ASRock Cloud is supported on Windows 8.1.
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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
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
Wakable 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 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 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 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 Orbweb.ME Professional.
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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
to start downloading.
If you want to install the app, click on the red icon
Step 4
When installation completes, you can find the green "Installed" icon appears on the
upper right corner.
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To uninstall it, simply click on the trash can icon
*The trash icon may not appear for certain apps.
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Upgrading an App
You can only upgrade the apps you have already installed. When there is an
available new version for your app, you will find the mark of "New Version"
appears below the installed app icon.
Step 1
Click on the app icon to see more details.
Step 2
to start upgrading.
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Click on the yellow icon
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3.6.3 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 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
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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.
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DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted
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.
English
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
The number of clock cycles required between the opening of a row of memory and
accessing columns within it.
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Row Precharge Time (tRP)
The number of clock cycles required between the issuing of the precharge command
and opening the next row.
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)
English
Configure CAS Write Latency.
tREFI
Configure refresh cycles at an average periodic interval.
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tCKE
Configure the period of time the DDR3 initiates a minimum of one refresh
command internally once it enters Self-Refresh mode.
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
English
Configure between module read to write delay from different ranks.
tRDWRDD
Configure between module read to write delay from different DIMMs.
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RTL (CHA)
Configure round trip latency for channel A.
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.
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FIVR Configuration
FIVR Switch Frequency Signature
Select whether to boost or lower the FIVR Switch Frequency.
FIVR Switch Frequency Offset
Configure the percentage of frequency boost or deduction.
Vcore Override Voltage
Add voltage to the Vcore when the system is under heavy load.
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
English
Enable FIVR Efficiency Management for power saving. Disable for better
performance and overclocking capabilities.
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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.
CPU Input Offset
The fixed external voltage input to the CPU.
DRAM Voltage
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, Intel® ThunderboltTM , Super IO
Configuration, ACPI Configuration, USB Configuration and Trusted Computing.
English
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
English
Enable C7 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
Package C State Support
Enable CPU, PCIe, Memory, Graphics C State Support for power saving.
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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
English
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.
Share Memory
Configure the size of memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor
when the system boots up.
IGPU Multi-Monitor
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
English
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 LAN1
Enable or disable the onboard network interface controller.
Onboard LAN2
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.
Onboard Debug Port LED
English
Enable/disable the onboard Dr. Debug LED.
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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.
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Dynamic Storage Accelerator
Keep this option enabled for higher HDD and SDD I/O performance, lower latency and
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
Auto: M2_2/SATA3_4, SATA3_5 auto switch
Force_SATA: Switch to SATA3_4, SATA3_5
Force_M2_2: Switch to M2_2
SATA Express Clockless
Enable to support SATA Express HDD (SATAE_2). Disable to turn off SATA
Express HDD support.
ASMedia SATA3 Mode
IDE: For better compatibility.
English
AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
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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 Intel® ThunderboltTM
Intel ThunderboltTM Technology
Enable or disable the Intel® ThunderboltTM function.
Security Level
Select Legacy to skip the Windows certification checking process for ThunderboltTM
devices. Select Unique ID for checking the Windows certification, and show
warning messages if the devices aren't certified. Or select DP++ to support DP 1.2.
Wake From ThunderboltTM Devices
Allow the system to be waked up by ThunderboltTM devices.
Ignore ThunderboltTM Option Rom
Enable to skip ThunderboltTM Option ROM during POST for faster boot speed.
TBT Device IO resource Support
Enable IO Resource Support if your older ThunderboltTM devices have trouble
working properly.
English
ThunderboltTM PCIe Cache-line Size
Configure the cache-line size of the ThunderboltTM PCIe subtree.
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4.4.7 Super IO Configuration
PS2 Y-Cable
Enable the PS2 Y-Cable or set this option to Auto.
Serial Port
Enable or disable the Serial port.
Serial Port Address
English
Select the address of the Serial port.
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4.4.8 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
Allow the system to be waked up by a PCIE device and enable wake on LAN.
English
Wake From Onboard LAN 1
Allow the system to be waked up by the onboard LAN.
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Ring-In Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by onboard COM port modem Ring-In signals.
RTC Alarm Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by the real time clock alarm. Set it to By OS to let
it be handled by your operating system.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB keyboard or remote controller.
USB Mouse Power On
English
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB mouse.
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4.4.9 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.
Third Party USB 3.0 Controller
English
Enable or disable all of the USB 3.0 ports controlled by Third Party chips.
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4.4.10 Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
Enable or disable BIOS support for security device.
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4.5 Tools
HDD Saver
English
By connecting your HDDs to the onboard SATA power connector with our special
designed power cable, you can switch these HDDs on and off when needed. This design
allows you to protect your privacy, save more energy, and prolong your HDDs' life spans.
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HDD Saver Technology
Set [Enabled] to switch on the HDD Saver. Set [Disabled] to switch off the HDD Saver.
It is recommended to enable the AHCI Mode to fully support the HDD Saver. You can also
enable/disable the HDD Saver via the HDD Saver application under your OS.
Onboard SATA Power Switch (SATA_PWR_1)
Set [Power On] to switch on the onboard SATA Power Connector. Set [Power Off] to
switch off the onboard SATA Power Connector.
Re-detect SATA Power Connection
Re-detect your SATA Power connection. It is recommended to proceed the re-detection
for any changes of your HDD configuration. You can also proceed the re-detection via the
HDD Saver application under your OS.
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
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
English
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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Instant Flash
Save UEFI files in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your
UEFI.
Secure Backup UEFI
Whenever one of the ROM images are corrupted or outdated, switch to the other
flash ROM and execute Secure Backup UEFI to duplicate the current working ROM
image to the secondary flash ROM.
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
English
Enable or disable sound effects in the setup utility.
UEFI Download Server
Select a server to download the UEFI firmware.
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Dehumidifier Function
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 & 2 Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Fans 1&2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU
temperatures and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 2 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 3 Setting
English
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 3, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Over Temperature Protection
When Over Temperature Protection is enabled, the system automatically shuts
down when the motherboard is overheated.
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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.
English
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
English
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless
you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8.1/8 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
English
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
English
Copy shellx64.efi to the root directory to launch EFI Shell.
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Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, you’re welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer
for further information. For technical questions, please submit a support request
form at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp
ASRock Incorporation
2F., No.37, Sec. 2, Jhongyang S. Rd., Beitou District,
Taipei City 112, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
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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
English
Fax: +1-909-590-1026
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