IMB-780
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published July 2013
Copyright©2013 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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Version 1.0
Published July 2013
Copyright©2013 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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Contents
1 Introduction........................................................ 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Package Contents..........................................................
Specifications..................................................................
Motherboard Layout........................................................
I/O Panel.........................................................................
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2 Installation.......................................................... 11
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Screw Holes....................................................................
Pre-installation Precautions............................................
Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM).........................
Expansion Slots .............................................................
Jumpers Setup................................................................
Onboard Headers and Connectors.................................
Driver Installation Guide .............................................
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3 UEFI SETUP UTILITY.......................................... 21
3.1 Introduction.....................................................................
3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar.....................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys....................................................
3.2 Main Screen....................................................................
3.3 Advanced Screen............................................................
3.3.1 CPU Configuration................................................
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration...........................................
3.3.3 Storage Configuration...........................................
3.3.4 Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology............................
3.3.5 Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology......................
3.3.6 AMT Configuration................................................
3.3.7 Super IO Configuration.........................................
3.3.8 ACPI Configuration...............................................
3.3.9 USB Configuration................................................
3.3.10 Voltage Configuration...........................................
3.4 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen....................
3.5 Boot Screen....................................................................
3.6 Security Screen..............................................................
3.7 Exit Screen.....................................................................
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4 Software Support............................................... 42
4.1 Install Operating System................................................. 42
4.2 Support CD Information..................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD.............................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu.........................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu........................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information...............................................
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock IMB-780 motherboard, a reliable motherboard
produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent
performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and
endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and stepby-step guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated version
will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You may find
the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website as well.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for specific information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock IMB-780 Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 9.6-in, 30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
ASRock IMB-780 Driver CD
ASRock IMB-780 Jumper setting instruction
1 x I/O Panel Shield
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1.2 Specifications
Form
Factor
Dimensions ATX (12.0-in x 9.6-in)
CPU
Core
Processor Number
Max Speed
System
L3 Cache
Chipset
BIOS
PCI
Mini-PCIe
Expansion mSATA
Slot
PCIe
CFast Card
Socket
Memory
Graphics
Ethernet
SATA
Rear I/O
Socket LGA1150 for Intel® Core i7/i5/i3/Celeron
(Haswell)
(By CPU, Max 4)
(By CPU)
(By CPU)
Q87
UEFI
3
0
1
1 (x16)+2 (x4)+ 1 ( x1)
1 ( optional)
Dual Channel DDR3 1066/1333/1600 MHz
SDRAM
Max.
32GB
Socket
4 x Long-DIMM
Controller
Intel® HD Graphics (By CPU)
VRAM
Shared Memory
VGA
Supports max resolution 2048x1536
LVDS
No
HDMI
Supports HDMI 1.4a, max resolution 1920x1200
DVI
No
DisplayPort Supports max resolution 2560x1600
Multi Display Yes (Three Display)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 Mbps
GbE LAN1:Intel® I210, LAN2: Intel® I217LM (with
Controller
v-Pro support)
Connector 2 x RJ-45
Max Data
SATA2 (3.0Gb/S), SATA3 (6.0Gb/S), Supports
Transfer
RAID 0/1/5/10
Rate
VGA
1
DVI
0
HDMI
1
DisplayPort 1
Ethernet
2
Technology
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USB
Audio
Serial
PS/2
USB
LVDS/
Inverter
VGA
Serial
Internal
Connector
Watchdog
Timer
SATA
mPCIe
Parallel
mSATA
IrDA
GPIO 8-bit
SATA PWR
Output Con
Speaker
Header
Output
Interval
Input PWR
6 (4 x USB 3.0 compliant, 2 x USB 2.0
compliant)
3 (Mic-In, Line-Out, Line-In)
2 (RS-232/422/485)
1 (Combo)
- 6 (3 x USB Header 2.54mm pitch)
- 2 Vertical Type A USB Connector
0
0
4 (RS-232)
5 x SATA3 (6.0Gb/s), Support RAID
0/1/5/10
0
1
1
0
4 x GPI + 4 x GPO
0
0
Output from super I/O to drag RESETCON#
256 Segments, 0,1,2…255 Sec/Min
ATX PWR (8 + 24)
AT/ATX Supported
Power
-AT : Directly PWR on as power input ready
Requirements Power On
-ATX : Press button to PWR on after power
input ready
Environment Temperature 0ºC – 60ºC
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
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1
PS2
Keyboard
/Mouse
COM1
DISPLAY1
CPU_FAN2
3
CPU_FAN1
ATXPWR1
CHA_FAN1 CHA_FAN2
SATA_0
CMOS
Battery
SATA_1
Top:
LAN2
SATA_4
USB 3.0
T: USB4
B: USB5
SATA_5
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
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5
Top:
Line In
Bottom:
Mic In
Center:
Line Out
SATA_2
HDMI
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
Top:
LAN1
DDR3_A2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
COM2
VGA1
USB 3.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
DDR3_B2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
ATX12V1
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7
PCIE1
PCI1
CFAST1
(Optional)
BUZZ1
IMB-780
PCIE2
PCIE3
RoHS
64Mb
BIOS
mini-SATA
Super
I/O
PCI2
PCIE4
8
AUDIO
CODEC
USB10_11
1
USB12
PWR_JP1
1
PCI3
1
1
CI1
1
1
CI2
1
9
CLRCMOS1
LPT1
1
COM4
COM6
USB13
USB8_9
USB6_7
JGP IO1
HD_AUDIO1
PLED PWRBTN
JGPIO_PWR1
1
1
1
1
TPM1
1
1
1
10
1
COM3
COM5
1
HDLED RESET
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18
17
16
15
14
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13 12
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PANEL1
1 : ATX 12V Power Connector
2 : 3-Pin CPU FAN Connector
3 : 4-Pin CPU FAN Connector
4 : 24-pin ATX Power Input Connector
5 : SATA3 Connectors
6 : 3-Pin Chassis FAN Connector
7 : 4-Pin Chassis FAN Connector
8 : USB2.0 Header
9 : USB2.0 Ports
10 : System Panel Header
11 : RS-232 Port 4 Pin Headers
12 : ATX/AT mode Selection
13 : Clear CMOS Header
14 : Printer Port Header
15 : USB2.0 Header
16 : TPM Header
17 : Digital Input / Output Pin Header
18 : Digital Input / Output Power select
19 : Chassis Intrusion Headers
20 : Front Panel Audio Header
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1.4 I/O Panel
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3
2
1
5
6
7
8
14
1
2
* 3
4
* 5
6
7
11 10
12
13
COM Port (COM1)
COM Port (COM2)
LAN RJ-45 Port
USB 2.0 Ports (USB67)
LAN RJ-45 Port
Line In (Light Blue)
Line out (Lime)
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9
10
11
12
13
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Microphone (Pink)
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_01)
HDMI Port (HDMI1)
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_45)
D-Sub Port (VGA1)
PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
DisplayPort (DP1)
* There are two LED next to the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
LAN Port LED Indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
Off
No Link
Blinking Data Activity
On
Link
Status
Off
Orange
Green
SPEED LED
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
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ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN Port
Chapter 2: Installation
This is an ATX form factor (12.0” x 9.6”, 30.5 x 24.4 cm) motherboard. Before you
install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the
motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard components.
2.1 Screw Holes
Place screws into the holes to secure the motherboard to the chassis.
Do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
2.2 Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
1. 2. 3. 4. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity,
NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Also
remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object
before you handle components.
Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals,
and/or components.
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2.3 Installation of 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
Priority
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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1
2
3
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There are 3 PCI slots, 4 PCI Express slots and 1 CFast card socket (optional) on
this motherboard.
PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI interface.
PCIE slots:
PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot; Blue) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width
graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIE x1 slot; White) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane
width cards.
PCIE3 (PCIE x4 slot; White) is used for PCI Express x4 lane width
graphics cards.
PCIE4 (PCIE x4 slot; White) is used for PCI Express x4 lane width
graphics cards.
CFast card socket (optional):
CFAST1 (CFast card socket) is used for CFast cards.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6. Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed
in a chassis).
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the
screws for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Replace the system cover.
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2.5 Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are
setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap
is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The
illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose
pin1 and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap
is placed on these 2 pins.
Jumper
Setting
Clear CMOS Jumper
Description
(3-pin CLRCMOS1)
(see p.8, No. 13)
Default
Clear CMOS
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. To clear and reset the
system parameters to default setup, please turn off the computer and unplug
the power cord from the power supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a
jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3 on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. However,
please do not clear the CMOS right after you update the BIOS. If you need
to clear the CMOS when you just 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, user default profile and MAC
address will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is removed.
ATX/AT Mode Selection
1-2 : AT Mode
2-3 : ATX Mode
1-2 : +12V
2-3 : +5V
(3-pin PWR_JP1)
(see p.8, No. 12)
Digital Input / Output Power select
(3-pin JGPIO_PWR1)
(see p.8, No. 18)
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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 of the
motherboard!
Digital Input / Output Pin Header
PIN Signal Name PIN Signal Name
(10-pin JGPIO1)1 Digital Output 0 2
(see p.8, No. 17)
3 Digital Output 1 4
Digital Input 0
5 Digital Output 2 6
Digital Input 2
7 Digital Output 3 8
Digital Input 3
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CPU Fan Connectors FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)CPU_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
(see p.8 No. 3)
JGPIO_PWR1 10
Digital Input 1
GND
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to the connector and
match the black wire to the ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function. If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
(3-pin CPU_FAN2)
(see p.8 No. 2)
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
Chassis Fan Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.8, No. 7)
Please connect the fan cable to the fan connector and match the black wire to the ground pin.
(3-pin CHA_FAN2)
(see p.8, No. 6)
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ATX Power Input Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
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24
1
13
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(see p.8 No. 4)
Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector,
it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power
supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
ATX 12V Power Input Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
8
5
(see p.8, No. 1)
4
1
12
24
1
13
Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
Though this motherboard provides 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, it can still work
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if you adopt a traditional 4-pin ATX 12V power supply. To use the 8
4-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power supply along
with Pin 1 and Pin 5.
4-Pin ATX 12V Power Supply Installation
RS-232 Port 4 Pin Headers
4
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
(9-pin COM3/COM4/COM5/COM6:
see p.8, No. 11)
1
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.8, No. 10)
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
1
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
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This header accommodates
several system front panel functions.
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Connect the power switch, reset switch and system status indicator on the
chassis to this header according to the pin assignments below. Note the
positive and negative pins before connecting the cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure
the way to turn off your system using the power switch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset
switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a
normal restart.
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED
is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1/S3 sleep state. The LED is off when the system is in S4 sleep
state or powered off (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED
is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data.
The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly
consists of power switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED,
speaker and etc. When connecting your chassis front panel module to this
header, make sure the wire assignments and the pin assign-ments are
matched correctly.
SATA_1
SATA_0
see p.8, No. 5)
SATA_5
(SATA_0/SATA_1/SATA_2/SATA_4/SATA_5: SATA_4
SATA3 Connectors
These five Serial ATA3 (SATA3)
connectors support SATA data
cables for internal storage
devices. The current SATA3
interface allows up to 6.0 Gb/s
data transfer rate.
SATA_2
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB6_7/USB8_9:
PWR
-
+
see p.8, No. 15)
(9-pin USB10_11: see p.8, No. 8)
1
PWR
+
GNDNC
GND
(USB12/USB13: see p.8, No. 9)
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Besides two USB 2.0 ports on
the I/O panel, there are two
headers and two ports on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two ports.
Chassis Intrusion Headers
(2-pin CI1/CI2: see p.8, No. 19)
GND
Signal
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.8 No. 20)
This motherboard supports
CASE OPEN detection feature
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that detects if the chassis cover
has been removed. This feature
requires a chassis with chassis
intrusion detection design.
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
TPM Header
(17-pin TPM1)
(see p.8, No. 16)
Print Port Header
(25-pin LPT1)
(see p.8, No. 14)
AFD#
ERROR#
PINIT#
SLIN#
This is an interface for front
panel audio cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices.
This connector supports a
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.
GND
1
SPD7
SPD6 ACK#
SPD5
BUSY
SPD4
PE
SPD3
SLCT
SPD2
SPD1
SPD0
STB#
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This is an interface for print
port cable that allows convenient connection of printer
devices.
2.7 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical
drive first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and
listed on the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from top to bottom to
install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
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Chapter 3: UEFI SETUP UTILITY
3.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to configure your
system. The UEFI chip on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. You
may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press
<F2> or <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the UEFI SETUP
UTILITY, otherwise, POST will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the
following UEFI setup screens and descriptions are for reference
purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on
your screen.
3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
Main
To set up the system time/date information
Advanced To set up the advanced UEFI features
H/W Monitor To display current hardware status
Boot
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Use <
> key or <
> key to choose among the selections on the menu
bar, and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also use the
mouse to click your required item.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
/
/ + / -
<Enter>
<F1>
<F7>
<F9>
<F10>
<F12>
<ESC>
Function Description
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
Moves cursor up or down to select items
To change option for the selected items
To bring up the selected screen
To display the General Help Screen
Discard changes
To load optimal default values for all the settings
To save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Print screen
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
3.2 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview.
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3.3 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU Configuration, Chipset Configuration, Storage Configuration, Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology, Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology, AMT Configuration, Super IO Configuration,
ACPI Configuration, USB Configuration and Voltage Configuration.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
Instant Flash
Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI without entering
operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just launch this tool
and save the new UEFI file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard
drive, then you can update your UEFI only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please
be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file
system. If you execute Instant Flash utility, the utility will show the UEFI
files and their respective information. Select the proper UEFI file to update
your UEFI, and reboot your system after UEFI update process completes.
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3.3.1 CPU Configuration
Intel Hyper Threading Technology
Intel Hyper Threading Technology allows multiple threads to run on each
core, so that the overall performance on threaded software is improved.
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
Enable C7 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
Package C State Support
Enable CPU, PCIe, Memory, Graphics C State Support for power saving.
Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel SpeedStep technology is Intel’s new power saving technology. Processors can switch between multiple frequencies and voltage points to enable power saving. The default value is [Enabled]. Configuration options:
[Enabled] and [Disabled]. If you install Windows® VistaTM / 7 / 8 and want
to enable this function, please set this item to [Enabled]. This item will be
hidden if the current CPU does not support Intel SpeedStep technology.
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Please note that enabling this function may reduce CPU voltage and lead to system
stability or compatibility issues with some power supplies. Please set this item to
[Disabled] if above issues occur.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Use this item to enable or disable Intel Turbo Boost Mode Technology.
Turbo Boost Mode allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific conditions. The default value is [Enabled].
CPU Thermal Throttling
You may select [Enabled] to enable CPU internal thermal control
mechanism to keep the CPU from overheating.
No-Execute Memory Protection
No-Execution (NX) Memory Protection Technology is an enhancement
to the IA-32 Intel Architecture. An IA-32 processor with “No Execute (NX)
Memory Protection” can prevent data pages from being used by malicious
software to execute codes. This option will be hidden if the current CPU
does not support No-Excute Memory Protection.
Intel Virtualization Technology
When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool Technology. This option will be hidden if the installed CPU does not
support Intel Virtualization Technology.
Hardware Prefetcher
Use this item to turn on/off the MLC streamer prefetcher.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Use this item to turn on/off prefetching of adjacent cache lines.
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3.3.2 Chipset Configuration
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s)
inserted and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
Primary Graphics Adapter
This allows you to select [Onboard], [PCI] or [PCI Express] as the boot
graphic adapter priority. The default value is [PCI Express].
VT-d
Use this to enable or disable Intel® VT-d technology (Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O). The default value of this feature is [Disabled].
PCIE1 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE1.
PCIE2 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE2.
PCIE3 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE3.
PCIE4 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE4.
Share Memory
Configure the size of memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics
processor when the system boots up.
IGPU Multi-Moniter
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.
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Render Standby
Use this to enable or disable Render Standby by Internal Graphics Device.
The default value is [Enabled].
Onboard HD Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If
you select [Auto], the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound
Card is plugged.
Front Panel
Select [Auto] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel.
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard HDMI HD Audio feature.
Onboard LAN1
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN1 feature.
Onboard LAN2
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN2 feature.
Deep Sleep
Mobile platforms support Deep S4/S5 in DC only and desktop platforms
support Deep S4/S5 in AC only. The default value is [Disabled].
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power loss.
If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes and the
system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
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3.3.3 Storage Configuration
SATA Controller(s)
Use this item to enable or disable the SATA Controller feature.
SATA Mode Selection
Use this to select SATA mode. Configuration options: [IDE Mode], [AHCI
Mode] and [RAID Mode]. The default value is [AHCI Mode].
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports NCQ
and other new features that will improve SATA disk performance but IDE mode does not have these advantages.
SATA Aggressive Link Power Management
Use this item to configure SATA Aggressive Link Power Management.
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.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled]
and [Enabled].
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3.3.4 Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology
Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology
Use this item to enable or disable Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology. Intel(R)
Rapid Start Technology is a new zero power hibernation mode which allows users to resume in just 5-6 seconds. The default is [Disabled].
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3.3.5 Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology
Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology
Use this item to enable or disable Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology.
Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology keeps your e-mail and social networks,
such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. updated automatically while the computer
is in sleep mode. The default is [Enabled].
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3.3.6 AMT Technology
Intel AMT
Use this to enable or disable Intel(R) Active Management Technology
BIOS Extension. The default is [Enabled].
BIOS Hotkey Pressed
Use this to enable or disable BIOS hotkey press. The default is [Disabled].
MEBx Selection Screen
Use this to enable or disable MEBx Selection Screen. The default is [Disabled].
Hide Un-Configure ME Confirmation
Hide Un-Configure ME without password confirmation prompt. The default
is [Disabled].
MEBx Debug Message Output
Use this to enable or disable MEBx Debug Message Output. The default is
[Disabled].
Un-Configure ME
Un-Configure ME without password. The default is [Disabled].
Amt Wait Timer
Set timer to wait before sending ASF_GET_BOOT_OPTIONS.
Disable ME
Set ME to Soft Temporary Disabled. The default is [Disabled].
ASF
Use this to enable or disable Alert Specification Format. The default is [Enabled].
Activate Remote Assistance Process
Trigger CIRA boot. The default is [Disabled].
USB Configure
Use this to enable or disable USB Configure function. The default is
[Enabled].
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PET Progress
User can enable or disable PET Events progress to receive PET events or
not. The default is [Enabled].
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3.3.7 Super IO Configuration
COM1 Configuration
Use this to set parameters of COM1.
COM2 Configuration
Use this to set parameters of COM2.
COM3 Configuration
Use this to set parameters of COM3.
COM4 Configuration
Use this to set parameters of COM4.
COM5 Configuration
Use this to set parameters of COM5.
COM6 Configuration
Use this to set parameters of COM6.
LPT1 Port Configuration
Use this set parameters of the onboard parallel port.
WDT Timeout Reset
This allows users to enable/disable the Watch Dog Timer timeout to reset
system. The default value is [Disabled].
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3.3.8 ACPI Configuration
Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it.
Check Ready Bit
Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit.
ACPI HPET Table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is
[Enabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this
motherboard to submit Windows® certification.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system
from the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
Wake From Onboard LAN 2
Use this item to enable or disable the Wake From Onboard LAN 2 feature.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Keyboard/Remote to power on the
system.
USB Mouse Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Mouse to power on the system.
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3.3.9 USB Configuration
USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
Intel USB 3.0 Mode
Use this item to enable or disable the use of Intel USB 3.0 mode.
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four
configuration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [UEFI Setup Only].
The default value is [Enabled]. Please refer to below descriptions for the
details of these four options:
[Enabled] - Enables support for legacy USB.
[Auto] - Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected.
[Disabled] - USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and
UEFI setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility issues, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.
[UEFI Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under UEFI
setup and Windows / Linux OS.
Legacy USB 3.0 Support
Use this option to enable or disable legacy support for USB 3.0 devices.
The default value is [Enabled].
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3.3.10 Voltage Configuration
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
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3.4 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU
fan speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage.
CPU_FAN1 & 2 Setting
This allows you to set CPU fan 1 & 2’s speed. Configuration options: [Full
On] and [Automatic Mode]. The default value is [Full On].
CHA_FAN1 & 2 Setting
This allows you to set chassis fan 1 & 2’s speed. Configuration options: [Full
On] and [Automatic Mode]. The default value is [Full On].
Over Temperature Protection
Use this to enable or disable Over Temperature Protection. The default
value is [Enabled].
Case Open Feature
This allows you to enable or disable case open detection feature. The
default is value [Disabled].
Clear Status
This option appears only when the case open has been detected. Use this
option to keep or clear the record of previous chassis intrusion status.
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3.5 Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer’s boot time. There are three configuration options: [Disabled], [Fast] and [Ultra Fast]. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please refer to below descriptions for the details of these three
options:
[Disabled] - Disable Fast Boot.
[Fast] - The only restriction is you may not boot by using an USB flash
drive.
[Ultra Fast] - There are a few restrictions.
1. Only supports Windows® 8 UEFI operating system.
2. You will not be able to enter BIOS Setup (Clear CMOS or run utility in Widows® to enter BIOS Setup).
3. If you are using an external graphics card, the VBIOS must support UEFI GOP in order to boot.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature.
Setup Prompt Timeout
This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key.
65535(0XFFFF) means indefinite waiting.
Bootup Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
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Boot Beep
Select whether the Boot Beep should be turned on or off when the
system boots up. Please note that a buzzer is needed.
Full Screen Logo
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is [Enabled]. AddOn ROM Display
Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. If you enable the option “Full
Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM information when the
system boots, please select [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled]
and [Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled].
CSM
Please disable CSM when you enable Fast Boot option. The default value
is [Enabled].
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3.6 Security Screen
In this section, you may set, change or clear the supervisor/user password for the
system.
Secure Boot
Use this to enable or disable Secure Boot. The default value is [Disabled].
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3.7 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard
changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard
changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used
for this operation.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Attempts to Launch EFI Shell application (Shell64.efi) from one of the
available filesystem devices.
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Chapter 4: Software Support
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 8 / 8
64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit. Because motherboard
settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for
general reference only. Refer your OS documentation for more information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The
CD automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your
computer. If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double
click on the file “ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available device’s drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the application software that the motherboard supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, you’re
welcome to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer for further information.
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