775XFire-VSTA User Manual 11 1
775XFire-VSTA
User Manual
Version 1.2
Published January 2007
Copyright©2007 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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Contents
1 Introduction ................................................... 5
1.1 Package Contents .......................................................... 5
1.2 Specifications ................................................................ 6
1.3 Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows®
VistaTM Premium and Basic Logo.................................. 9
1.4 Supported PCI Express VGA Card List for AGI Express
Slot (PCI Express x4) .................................................... 10
1.5 Motherboard Layout ...................................................... 11
1.6 HD 8CH I/O Panel ........................................................... 12
2 Installation ...................................................... 13
2.1 Screw Holes ................................................................. 13
2.2 Pre-installation Precautions ........................................... 13
2.3 CPU Installation .............................................................. 14
2.4 Installation of Heatsink and CPU fan ............................. 16
2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ......................... 17
2.6 Expansion Slots ............................................................. 19
2.7 Dual Graphics Feature ................................................... 19
2.8 CrossFireTM Operation Guide ......................................... 20
2.9 Surround Display Feature ............................................. 25
2.10 Jumpers Setup .............................................................. 25
2.11 Onboard Headers and Connectors ............................... 26
2.12 HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide ....................... 30
2.13 Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disks Installation ..................... 31
2.14 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA HDDs ....... 31
2.15 Driver Installation Guide ............................................... 31
2.16 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit With RAID Functions ............................... 32
2.16.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit With
RAID Functions .................................................. 32
2.16.2 Setting Up a RAID Ready System ...................... 33
2.16.3 Migrating a “RAID Ready” System to RAID 0 or
RAID 1 ................................................................ 34
2.16.4 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With
RAID Functions .................................................. 35
2.17 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID Functions .......................... 36
2.17.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit
Without RAID Functions ..................................... 36
2.17.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
Without RAID Functions ..................................... 37
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3 BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY ........................................... 38
3.1 Introduction ....................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS 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 ACPI Configuration ...............................................
3.3.4 IDE Configuration .................................................
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration ...........................................
3.3.6 Floppy Configuration ...........................................
3.3.7 Super IO Configuration ........................................
3.3.8 USB Configuration ...............................................
3.4 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen ..................
3.5 Boot Screen ...................................................................
3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration ..................................
3.6 Security Screen ............................................................
3.7 Exit Screen ....................................................................
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4 Software Support ........................................... 54
4.1 Install Operating System ...............................................
4.2 Support CD Information .................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD ............................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ........................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ........................................................
4.2.4 “LGA 775 CPU Installation Live Demo” Program ..
4.2.5 Contact Information ..............................................
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock 775XFire-VSTA motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-bystep guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock 775XFire-VSTA Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.6-in, 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm)
ASRock 775XFire-VSTA Quick Installation Guide
ASRock 775XFire-VSTA Support CD
(including LGA 775 CPU Installation Live Demo)
One 80-conductor Ultra ATA 66/100 IDE Ribbon Cable
One Ribbon Cable for a 3.5-in Floppy Drive
One Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)
One Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)
One HDMI_SPDIF Cable (Optional)
One HD 8CH I/O Panel Shield
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Hybrid Booster
Expansion Slot
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.6-in, 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm
- LGA 775 for Intel® Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D, supporting Cedar
Mill processors
- FSB 800/533 MHz
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports EM64T CPU
- Northbridge: Intel® 925X chipset
- Southbridge: Intel® ICH6R
- Dual Channel DDRII Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- 4 x DDRII DIMM slots
- Support DDRII533
- Max. capacity: 4GB (see CAUTION 3)
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 4)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 5)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- Supports ATITM CrossFireTM
- 3 x PCI slots
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
- 1 x AGI Express slot (PCI Express x4) (see CAUTION 6)
- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
- 7.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio
(ALC888 Audio Codec)
- Realtek PCI LAN 8101L
- Speed: 10/100 Ethernet
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
HD 8CH I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Serial Port: COM1
- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central Bass/
Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 7)
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Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- 4 x Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, and Intel Matrix Storage), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug”
functions
- 1 x ATA100 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x Game header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 20 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- SLI/XFIRE power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 8)
- 4Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/XP 64-bit/VistaTM/
VistaTM 64-bit compliant (see CAUTION 9)
- FCC, CE, WHQL
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CAUTION!
1.
2.
About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”, please check page 41.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before you
implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the
installation guide of memory modules on page 17 for proper installation.
3.
Due to the chipset limitation, the actual memory size may be less than
4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® VistaTM and Windows® VistaTM
64-bit.
4.
Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended
to perform over-clocking. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU
bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the
CPU.
5.
While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown.
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the
motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it
back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal
6.
grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system.
If you install PCI Express VGA card to AGI Express slot (PCI Express x
4), PCIE2 slot (PCIE x1) function will be disabled. For the information of
the compatible PCI Express VGA cards, please refer to the “Supported PCI
Express VGA Card List for AGI Express Slot (PCI Express x4)” on page
10. For the proper installation of PCI Express VGA card, please refer to the
7.
installation guide on page 19.
For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono
modes. For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-channel,
6-channel, and 8-channel modes. Please check the table on page 12 for
8.
proper connection.
Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows®
9.
VistaTM 64-bit / VistaTM / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2 / 2000 SP4.
Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit driver keeps on updating now. As
long as we have the latest driver, we will update it to our website in the future.
Please visit our website for Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit driver
and related information.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
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1.3
Minimum Hardware R
equirement TTable
able for W
indows ®
Requirement
Windows
Vista TM Premium and Basic Logo
For system integrators and users who purchase this motherboard and
plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium and Basic logo, please follow the
below table for minimum hardware requirement.
CPU
Celeron D 326
Memory
VGA
512MB Single Channel
DX9.0 with WDDM Driver
with 128bit VGA memory (Premium)
with 64bit VGA memory (Basic)
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1.4
Supported PCI Express VGA Card List for AGI
Express Slot (PCI Express x4)
(for Windows® 2000/XP/XP 64-bit/VistaTM/VistaTM 64-bit)
Graphics Chip
Vendor
NVIDIA
ATI
Model Name
Chipset Name
ASUS Extreme N6200GE/TD
GeForce 6200
ASUS Extreme N6200TC256/TD GeForce 6200
ASUS Extreme N6800/TD
ASUS Extreme N6800GT
GeForce 6800
GeForce 6800GT
ASUS Extreme 7800GTX/
2DHTV/256M
GeForce 7800GTX
Albatron PC6600GT
Gigabyte GV-NX66128D
GeForce 6600GT
GeForce 6600
Inno3D GeFORCE 6600 LE
Leadtek PX6200 TC/TDH
GeForce 6600LE
GeForce 6200TC
MSI PCX 5750-TD128E
Sparkle GeFORCE 6200TC
GeForce PCX5750
GeForce 6200TC
ASUS Extreme AX600XT/HTVD RADEON X600XT
ASUS Extreme AX700PRO/TVD RADEON X700PRO
Gecube Radeon X850XT 256M
RADEON X850XT
Gecube RX1300PG2-D3/256M
RADEON X1300PRO
Gecube RX1600XTG3-D3/256M RADEON X1600XT
MSI RX1300GPRO-TD256E
MSI RX1600GPRO-TD256E
RADEON X1300 PRO
X1600PRO
For the latest updates of the supported PCI Express VGA card list for AGI Express
slot (PCI Express x4), please visit our website for details.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/support/index.htm
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1.5 Motherboard Layout
1
2
5
3 4
7
6
8
21.8cm (8.6 in)
PCI
EXPRESS
32
RoHS
IDE1
PCIE2
PCIEX1_EN4
PCIEX1_EN3
PCIEX1_EN2
PCIEX1_EN1
31
30
29
28
775XFire-VSTA
SATA
9
10
1
CLRCMOS1
1
4Mb
BIOS
`
HD_AUDIO1
GAME1
HDMI_SPDIF1
25
23
USB67
USB45
1
1
24
USB2.0
FLOPPY1
1
IR1
1
PANEL1
SPEAKER1
1
21 30 20 19 18
22
PS2_USB_PWR1 Jumper
ATX 12V Connector (ATX12V1)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
775-Pin CPU Socket
North Bridge Controller
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
2 x 240-pin DDRII DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel A: DDRII_1, DDRII_3; Yellow)
2 x 240-pin DDRII DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel B: DDRII_2, DDRII_4; Orange)
IDE1 Connector (IDE1, Blue)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
South Bridge Controller
Serial ATA Connector 2 (SATA_2, black)
Serial ATA Connector 3 (SATA_3, black)
Serial ATA Connector 1 (SATA_1, blue)
Serial ATA Connector 0 (SATA_0, blue)
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
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18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
11
PLED PWRBTN
1
HDLED
11
12
13
CHA_FAN1
PCI 3
1
Intel
ICH6R
PCI 2
SATA_0
(PORT0)
1
SATA_1
PORT1
PCIEX1_EN5
AUDIO
CODEC
1
RAID
PCI 1
SATA_2
PORT2
7.1CH HD
AGI_EXPRESS
CD1
27
26
CMOS
Battery
SATA_3
PORT3
PCI
LAN
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
DDR_II DIMM4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
PCIE1
Super
I/O
8
30.5cm (12.0 in)
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
SLI/XFIRE_PWR1
Intel
925X
Chipset
DDR_II DIMM3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
ATXPWR1
Center:
SIDE SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
Top:
REAR SPK
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
DDRII533
FSB800
USB 2.0
T: USB0 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB1
DDR_II DIMM2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR_II DIMM1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
Cedar Mill
Dual Channel
COM1
PARALLEL PORT
PS2
Keyboard
ATX12V1
FSB800
PS2
Mouse
CPU_FAN1
1
PS2_USB_PWR1
14
15
16
RESET
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
Infrared Module Connector (IR1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB67, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB45, Blue)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Game Port Header (GAME1)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
HDMI_SPDIF Header (HDMI_SPDIF1)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 3)
BIOS FWH Chip
AGI Express Slot (PCI Express x4)
PCIEX1_EN1 - 5
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE2)
PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE1)
SLI / XFIRE Power Connector
1.6
HD 8CH I/O Panel
1
13
1
2
3
4
5
6
*7
2
11
12
10
Parallel Port
RJ-45 Port
Side Speaker (Gray)
Rear Speaker (Black)
Central / Bass (Orange)
Line In (Light Blue)
8
9
10
11
12
13
3
6
4
7
5
8
9
Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
Serial Port: COM1
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
Front Speaker (Lime)
* If you use 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. See
the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
TABLE for Audio Output Connection
Audio Output Channels Front Speaker Rear Speaker
(No. 7)
(No. 4)
Central / Bass
(No. 5)
Side Speaker
(No. 3)
2
4
V
V
-V
---
---
6
8
V
V
V
V
V
V
-V
* To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find “Mixer” tool on your system.
Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and click
“ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA
Primary output” to use Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA
Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio.
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Chapter 2 Installation
775XFire-VSTA is an ATX form factor (12.0" x 8.6", 30.5 x 21.8 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 indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
Do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
2.2 Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
2. To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity, NEVER
place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Also remember to use
a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle
components.
3. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or
in the bag that comes with the component.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply.
Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals,
and/or components.
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2.3 CPU Installation
For the installation of Intel 775-LAND CPU,
please follow the steps below.
775-Pin Socket Overview
Before you insert the 775-LAND CPU into the socket, please check if
the CPU surface is unclean or if there is any bent pin on the socket.
Do not force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is
found. Otherwise, the CPU will be seriously damaged.
Step 1. Open the socket:
Step 1-1. Disengaging the lever by depressing
down and out on the hook to clear
retention tab.
Step 1-2. Rotate the load lever to fully open position at approximately 135 degrees.
Step 1-3. Rotate the load plate to fully open position at approximately 100 degrees.
black line
black line
Step 2. Insert the 775-LAND CPU:
Step 2-1. Hold the CPU by the edges where are
marked with black lines.
Step 2-2. Orient the CPU with IHS (Integrated
Heat Sink) up. Locate Pin1 and the two
orientation key notches.
Pin1
orientation
key notch
Pin1
alignment key
orientation
key notch
alignment key
775-Pin Socket
775-LAND CPU
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For proper inserting, please ensure to match the two orientation key
notches of the CPU with the two alignment keys of the socket.
Step 2-3. Carefully place the CPU into the socket
by using a purely vertical motion.
Step 2-4. Verify that the CPU is within the socket
and properly mated to the orient keys.
Step 3. Remove PnP Cap (Pick and Place Cap):
Use your left hand index finger and thumb to
support the load plate edge, engage PnP cap
with right hand thumb and peel the cap from the
socket while pressing on center of PnP cap to
assist in removal.
1. It is recommended to use the cap tab to handle and avoid kicking
off the PnP cap.
2. This cap must be placed if returning the motherboard for after
service.
Step 4. Close the socket:
Step 4-1. Rotate the load plate onto the IHS.
Step 4-2. While pressing down lightly on load
plate, engage the load lever.
Step 4-3. Secure load lever with load plate tab
under retention tab of load lever.
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2.4
Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
This motherboard is equipped with 775-Pin socket that supports Intel 775-LAND CPU.
Please adopt the type of heatsink and cooling fan compliant with Intel 775-LAND CPU
to dissipate heat. Before you installed the heatsink, you need to spray thermal
interface material between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat dissipation.
Ensure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with
each other. Then connect the CPU fan to the CPU_FAN connector (CPU_FAN1, see
page 11, No. 6).
For proper installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of
your CPU fan and heatsink.
Below is an example to illustrate the installation of the heatsink for 775-LAND CPU.
Step 1. Apply thermal interface material onto center
of IHS on the socket surface.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Place the heatsink onto the socket. Ensure
fan cables are oriented on side closest to the
CPU fan connector on the motherboard
(CPU_FAN1, see page 11, No. 6).
Align fasteners with the motherboard
throughholes.
Rotate the fastener clockwise, then press
down on fastener caps with thumb to install
and lock. Repeat with remaining fasteners.
If you press down the fasteners without rotating them clockwise,
the heatsink cannot be secured on the motherboard.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Connect fan header with the CPU fan
connector on the motherboard.
Secure excess cable with tie-wrap to ensure
cable does not interfere with fan operation or
contact other components.
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2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
775XFire-VSTA motherboard provides four 240-pin DDRII (Double Data Rate II)
DIMM slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel
configuration, you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed,
size and chip-type) DDRII DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words,
you have to install identical DDRII DIMM pair in Dual Channel A (DDRII_1 and
DDRII_3; Yellow slots; see p.11 No.7) or identical DDRII DIMM pair in Dual
Channel B (DDRII_2 and DDRII_4; Orange slots; see p.11 No.8), so that Dual
Channel Memory Technology can be activated. This motherboard also allows
you to install four DDRII DIMMs for dual channel configuration, and please install
identical DDRII DIMMs in all four slots. You may refer to the Dual Channel
Memory Configuration Table below.
Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDRII_1
(Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
(1)
(2)
(3)*
DDRII_2
DDRII_3
DDRII_4
(Orange Slot) (Yellow Slot) (Orange Slot)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
* For the configuration (3), please install identical DDRII DIMMs in all four slots.
1.
If you want to install two memory modules, for optimal compatibility
and reliability, it is recommended to install them in the slots of the
same color. In other words, install them either in the set of yellow
slots (DDRII_1 and DDRII_3), or in the set of orange slots (DDRII_2
and DDRII_4).
2.
3.
If only one memory module or three memory modules are installed
in the DDRII DIMM slots on this motherboard, it is unable to activate
the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
Channel, for example, installing a pair of memory modules in DDRII_1
and DDRII_2, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory
4.
Technology .
It is not allowed to install a DDR memory module into DDRII slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
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Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break
on the slot.
notch
break
notch
break
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the
slot at incorrect orientation.
Step 3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully
snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI, PCI Express, and AGI Express
Slots)
There are 3 PCI slots, 2 PCI Express slots, and 1 AGI Express slot (PCI Express x4)
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) is used for PCI Express cards with x16 lane
width graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIE x1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane
width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc. Please
check the jumper settings on page 19 for different functions.
AGI Express slot (PCI Express x4):
AGI Express slot (PCI Express x4) is used to install PCI Express expansion cards. For the information of the compatible PCI Express VGA cards,
please refer to the “Supported PCI Express VGA Card List for AGI Express Slot (PCI Express x4)” on page 10. Please check the jumper settings on page 20 for different functions.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
2.7 Dual Graphics Feature
This motherboard supports Dual Graphics Technology. When installing the add-on
VGA cards to this motherboard, you are allowed to choose two different ways to
decide the function of PCIE2 slot (PCIE x1) and AGI Express slot. The default value
of this feature is to enable PCIE2 slot (PCIE x1) and AGI Express slot (only PCI
Express x1). You can also adjust the jumpers to disable PCIE2 slot (PCIE x1). Then
only AGI Express slot (PCI Express x4) will be enabled. In other words, you are
able to adjust the jumpers to enjoy the benefit of Dual Graphics feature. Please
refer to the table below for the correct jumper settings.
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PCIE x 1_EN1
2_3
2_3
PCIE x 1_EN2
2_3
PCIE x 1_EN3
PCIE x 1_EN4
Enable
PCIE2 /
AGI Express
(only PCIE x1)
(Default)
Jumper Settings
2_3
Function
2_3
PCIE x 1_EN1
1_2
PCIE x 1_EN2
1_2
1_2
PCIE x 1_EN3
PCIE x 1_EN4
Enable
AGI Express
(PCIE x4)
(Disable PCIE2)
1_2
PCIE x 1_EN5
PCIE x 1_EN5
1_2
2.8 CrossFire TM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports CrossFireTM feature. CrossFireTM technology offers the
most advantageous means available of combining multiple high performance
Graphics Processing Units (GPU) in a single PC. Combining a range of different
operating modes with intelligent software design and an innovative interconnect
mechanism, CrossFireTM enables the highest possible level of performance and
image quality in any 3D application. Currently CrossFireTM feature is only supported
with Windows® XP with Service Pack 2; it may be supported with other OS in the
future, such as Windows® VistaTM. Please check ATITM website for driver updates.
What graphics cards work with CrossFire TM?
A complete CrossFireTM system requires a CrossFireTM Ready motherboard, a
CrossFireTM Edition graphics card and a compatible standard Radeon (CrossFireTM
Ready) graphics card from the same series, or two CrossFireTM Ready cards if they
are software enabled. This applies to cards from ATITM or any of its partners.
Cards For AGI Express Slot
Cards For PCIE1 Slot
Radeon X1950Pro Series
Radeon X1950XTX Series
Radeon X1950Pro Series
Radeon X1950XTX CrossFireTM Edition
Radeon X1950 Series
Radeon X1900 Series
Radeon X1950 CrossFireTM Edition
Radeon X1900 CrossFireTM Edition
Radeon X1800 Series
Radeon X1650Pro Series
Radeon X1800 CrossFireTM Edition
Radeon X1650Pro Series
Radeon X1600 Series
Radeon X1300 Series
Radeon X1600 Series
Radeon X1300 Series
Radeon X850 Series
Radeon X850 CrossFireTM Edition
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1. If a customer incorrectly configures their system they will not see the
performance benefits of CrossFireTM. All three CrossFireTM components, a
CrossFireTM Ready graphics card, a CrossFireTM Ready motherboard and a
CrossFireTM Edition co-processor graphics card, must be installed correctly to
benefit from the CrossFire TM multi-GPU platform.
2. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will
operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireTM mode.
Enjoy the benefit of CrossFire TM
Currently, ATITM has released Radeon X850XT, X1800XT, X1900XT, X1950XT, X1950Pro,
X1950XTX, X1300, X1650 and X1600 CrossFireTM cards, which require different
methods to enable CrossFireTM feature. In the below procedures, we use Radeon
X850XT as the example graphics card. For other CrossFireTM cards that ATITM has
released or will release in the future, please refer to ATITM graphics card manuals for
detailed installation guide.
Step 1.
Adjust the jumpers on this motherboard to enable AGI Express slot (PCI
Express x4). Please refer to the pictures below for proper jumper setting.
PCIEx1_EN5: Short Pin1, Pin2
PCIEx1_EN1-4: Short Pin1, Pin2
Step 2.
Connect to the system power supply. Please connect a hard disk power
connector to SLI/XFIRE Power connector on this motherboard.
It is recommended to use 500-Watt power supply or greater
to perform the benefit of CrossFire TM feature for Radeon
X850XT, X1900 and X1950 series.
Step 3.
Install the standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card to AGI Express slot (PCI Express x4). For the proper installation procedures, please
refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready)
graphics card
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Step 4.
Install the Radeon CrossFireTM Edition graphics card to PCIE1 slot. For the
proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Radeon CrossFireTM
Edition graphics card
Standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready)
graphics card
1. You are allowed to install two CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards to both slots, or you
may use one CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards and a compatible standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card from the same series.
2. For ATITM Radeon X1300, X1600, X1650 and X1950Pro series, there are no CrossFireTM
Edition graphics cards. You can still install two regular graphics cards from the same
series on PCIE1 slot and AGI Express slot (PCI Express x4) to support CrossFireTM.
Besides, please connect the monitor cable to the graphics card on PCIE1 slot.
Step 5.
Correctly connect the DVI-DMS cable to the monitor connector and two
graphics cards that you install. (If you install two standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready) graphics cards to this motherboard, please skip this
step.)
DVI-DMS cable
DMS connector
DVI connector
Standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready)
graphics card
DVI connector
There are two DVI connectors on the
standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready)
Connect the DVI-DMS
cable to DVI connector of
graphics card. Please connect the DVI-DMS
cable to the correct DVI connector; otherwise
the compatible standard
Radeon (CrossFireTM
, the graphics card will not work.
Ready) graphics card.
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Radeon
CrossFireTM
DMS
connector
Edition graphics
card
Connect the DVI-DMS
cable to the monitor
Connect the DVI-DMS
cable to DMS connector
of the CrossFireTM Edition
connector.
graphics card.
If you install two CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards to this motherboard, please
connect one end of DVI-DMS cable to the monitor, another end to DMS of one
of the CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards to PCIE1 slot, and the other end to
DVI of another CrossFireTM Edition graphics card to AGI Express slot (PCI
Express x4). If you install one CrossFireTM Edition graphics card and one
compatible standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card to this
motherboard, please connect one end of DVI-DMS cable to the monitor,
another end to DMS of the CrossFireTM Edition graphics card, and the other end
to DVI of the compatible standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card.
Step 6.
Step 7.
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Remove the ATITM driver if you have any VGA driver 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 visit this website for the driver:
http://support.ati.com/ics/support/DLRedirect.asp?
fileIDExt=050553d40196ef109fff37cbb40aaf28&accountID=737&deptID=894
Step 8.
Install the required drivers to your system. Please visit the websites below
for installing the drivers that ATITM recommends:
A. ATITM recommends Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or higher to be
installed (If you have Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or higher installed
in your system, there is no need to download it again):
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx
B. You must have Microsoft .NET Framework installed prior to
downloading and installing the CATALYST Control Center:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
FamilyId=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&displaylang=en
Step 9.
Restart your computer.
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Step 10. Install the VGA card drivers to your system, and restart your computer.
Then you will find “ATI Catalyst Control Center” on your desktop.
You will find “ATI Catalyst
Control Center” on your
desktop.
Step 11. Double-click “ATI Catalyst Control Center”. Click “View”, and select “Advanced View”. Click “CrossFire TM ”, and then set the option “Enable
CrossFireTM” to “Yes”.
View
CrossFireTM
Enable CrossFireTM
If you install one Radeon CrossFireTM Edition graphics card and one compatible
standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card to this motherboard but
not two Radeon CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards, please as well follow the
above steps. However, although you have selected the option “Enable
CrossFireTM”, the CrossFireTM function can not work actually. Your computer
will automatically reboot. After restarting your computer, please confirm whether
the option “Enable CrossFireTM” in “ATI Catalyst Control Center” is selected or
not; if not, please select it again, and then you are able to enjoy the benefit of
CrossFireTM feature.
Step 12. You can freely enjoy the benefit of CrossFireTM feature.
* CrossFireTM appearing here is a registered trademark of ATITM Technologies Inc., and is used
only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
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2.9 Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports Surround Display upgrade. With the external add-on
PCI Express VGA card, you can easily enjoy the benefits of Surround Display
feature. For the detailed instruction, please refer to the document at the following
path in the Support CD:
..\ Surround Display Information
2.10 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
PS2_USB_PWR1
2_3
1_2
Description
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
(see p.11 No. 1)
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2
+5V
+5VSB
or USB wake up events.
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by
power supply.
Clear CMOS
(CLRCMOS1, 2-pin jumper)
(see p.11 No. 10)
2-pin jumper
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes
system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system
setup parameters. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup,
please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power
supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a jumper cap to short 2 pins on
CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds.
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2.11 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!
FDD connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
(see p.11 No. 22)
Pin1
FLOPPY1
the red-striped side to Pin1
Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the
connector.
Primary IDE connector (Blue)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.11 No. 9)
PIN1
IDE1
connect the black end
connect the blue end
to the IDE devices
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100 cable
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
Serial ATAI Connectors
SATA_3
SATA_0
SATA_1
(SATA_1: see p.11, No. 14)
SATA_2
(SATA_0: see p.11, No. 15)
(SATA_2: see p.11, No. 12)
(SATA_3: see p.11, No. 13)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
These four Serial ATA
(SATA) connectors support
SATA data cables for internal
storage devices. The current
SATA interface allows up to
1.5 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATA
hard disk or the SATA connector
on the motherboard.
(Optional)
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Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
(Optional)
connect to the
power supply
connect to the SATA HDD
power connector
USB 2.0 Header
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB67)
(see p.11 No. 20)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
USB 2.0 Header
HD 8CH I/O Panel accommodates 4 default USB 2.0 ports. If
those USB 2.0 ports on the I/O
panel are not sufficient, this
USB 2.0 header is available to
support 2 additional USB 2.0
ports.
HD 8CH I/O Panel accommo-
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB45)
(see p.11 No. 21)
1
GND
P+4
P-4
USB_PWR
IRTX
+5VSB
DUMMY
Infrared Module Header
1
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
(CD1: see p.11 No. 26)
CD1
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
dates 4 default USB 2.0 ports. If
those USB 2.0 ports on the I/O
panel are not sufficient, this
USB 2.0 header is available to
support 2 additional USB 2.0
ports.
This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.11 No. 19)
Please connect the black end of
SATA power cable to the power
connector on each drive. Then
connect the white end of SATA
power cable to the power
connector of the power supply.
(see p.11 No. 24)
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
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This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
This is an interface for front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the
chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the
instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio
header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select
Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from
[Auto] to [Enabled].
F. Enter Windows system. Click the icon on the lower right hand
taskbar to enter Realtek HD Audio Manager. Click “Audio I/O”, select
“Connector Settings”
, choose “Disable front panel jack
detection”, and save the change by clicking “OK”.
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.11 No. 17)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
1
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.11 No. 18)
Chassis Fan Connector
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(see p.11 No. 16)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.11 No. 6)
1
2
3
4
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
Please connect a chassis fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect a CPU fan cable
to this connector and match
the black wire to the ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin
CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.
If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this
motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
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ATX Power Connector
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(20-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.11 No. 3)
ATX 12V Connector
Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.11 No. 2)
SLI/XFIRE Power Connector
(4-pin SLI/XFIRE_POWER1)
(see p.11 No. 33)
SLI/XFIRE_POWER1
+5V
JBB1
JBX
MIDI_OUT
JBY
JBB2
MIDI_IN
Game Port Header
(15-pin GAME1)
(see p.11 No. 23)
It is not necessary to use this
connector, but please connect it
with a hard disk power connecor
when two graphics cards are
plugged to this motherboard at
the same time.
Connect a Game cable to this
header if the Game port bracket
is installed.
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+5V
JAB2
JAY
GND
GND
JAX
JAB1
+5V
HDMI_SPDIF Header
HDMI_SPDIF header, providing
SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA
card, allows the system to
connect HDMI Digital TV/
projector/LCD devices. Please
connect the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card to
this header.
(3-pin HDMI_SPDIF1)
1
(see p.11 No. 25)
+5V
HDMI_SPDIF Cable
GND
SPDIFOUT
Please connect the black end (A)
of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
B
HDMI_SPDIF header on the
motherboard. Then connect the
A
white end (B or C) of
HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF connector of HDMI
VGA card.
B. white end (2-pin)
C. white end (3-pin)
(Optional)
C
A. black end
+5V
SPDIFOUT
GND
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
blue
black
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SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
2.12 HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide
HDMI (High-Definition Multi-media Interface) is an all-digital audio/video
specification, which provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/
video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, A/V receiver and a compatible
digital audio or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). A complete HDMI
system requires a HDMI VGA card and a HDMI ready motherboard with a
HDMI_SPDIF header. This motherboard is equipped with a HDMI_SPDIF header,
which provides SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA card, allows the system to
connect HDMI Digital TV/projector/LCD devices. To use HDMI function on this
motherboard, please carefully follow the below steps.
Step 1. Install the HDMI VGA card to the• PCI Express Graphics slot on this
Step 2.
motherboard. For the proper installation of HDMI VGA card, please refer
to the installation guide on page 19.
Connect the black end (A) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header (HDMI_SPDIF1, yellow, see page 11, No.
25) on the motherboard.
Make sure to correctly connect the HDMI_SPDIF cable to the motherboard and the
HDMI VGA card according to the same pin definition. For the pin definition of
HDMI_SPDIF header and HDMI_SPDIF cable connectors, please refer to page 29. For
the pin definition of HDMI_SPDIF connectors on HDMI VGA card, please refer to the
user manual of HDMI VGA card vendor. Incorrect connection may cause permanent
damage to this motherboard and the HDMI VGA card.
Step 3.
Connect the white end (B or C) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card. (There are two white ends (2-pin and 3-pin)
on HDMI_SPDIF cable. Please choose the appropriate white end according
to the HDMI_SPDIF connector of the HDMI VGA card you install.
white end
white end
(2-pin) (B)
(3-pin) (C)
Please do not connect the white end of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the wrong connector
of HDMI VGA card or other VGA card. Otherwise, the motherboard and the
VGA card may be damaged. For example, this picture shows the wrong
example of connecting HDMI_SPDIF cable to the fan connector of PCI
Step 4.
Step 5.
Express VGA card. Please refer to the VGA card user manual for
connector usage in advance.
Connect the HDMI output connector on HDMI VGA card to
HDMI device, such as HDTV. Please refer to the user manual
of HDTV and HDMI VGA card vendor for detailed connection
procedures.
Install HDMI VGA card driver to your system.
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2.13 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) Hard Disks Installation
This motherboard adopts Intel® ICH6R south bridge chipset that supports Serial
ATA (SATA) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, and Intel Matrix Storage)
functions. You may install SATA hard disks on this motherboard for internal
storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATA
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA hard disk.
It is not recommended to switch the “Configure SATA as” setting between
AHCI, RAID, and IDE mode after OS installation.
2.14 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA HDDs
775XFire-VSTA motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions
for SATA Devices.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is called “Hot
Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA HDDs while the system
is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been
installed into the SATA HDD.
What is Hot Swap Function?
If SATA HDDs are built as RAID1 then it is called “Hot Swap” for the action
to insert and remove the SATA HDDs while the system is still power-on
and in working condition.
2.15 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical
drive first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and
listed on the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom
side to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
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2.16 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS
on your SATA HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below procedures
according to the OS you install.
The installation procedures for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit are subject to
change. Please visit our website for the updates of Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
driver and related information in the future.
2.16.1 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit With
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit on your SATA HDDs with
RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B. Set “ATA/IDE Configuration” to [Enhanced], and then in the option “Configure
SATA as”, please set the option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Make a SATA Driver Diskette.
A. Insert the Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
B. During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and then a
window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CD-ROM as the boot
device.
C. When you see the message on the screen, “Do you want to generate Serial
ATA driver diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>.
D. Then you will see these messages,
Please insert a diskette into the floppy drive.
WARNING! Formatting the floppy diskette will
lose ALL data in it!
Start to format and copy files [YN]?
Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive, and press <Y>.
E. The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA drivers into
the floppy diskette.
STEP 3: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure the RAID function, you need to check the installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the document in
the Support CD, “Guide to SATA Hard Disks Installation and RAID Configuration”,
which is located in the folder at the following path: .. \ RAID Installation Guide
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STEP 4: Install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After making a SATA driver diskette and using “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID
configuration, you can start to install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit on your
system. At the beginning of Windows setup, press F6 to install a third-party RAID
driver. When prompted, insert the SATA driver diskette containing the Intel® RAID
driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver
to install according to the mode you choose and the OS you
install. You may select: “Intel(R) 82801FR SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH6RWindows XP/2000)” for Windows® XP/2000 or “Intel(R) 82801FR SATA RAID
Controller (Desktop ICH6R-Windows XP64)” for Windows® XP 64-bit.
After the installation of Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP-64bit OS, if you want
to manage RAID functions, you are allowed to use both “RAID Installation Guide” and “Intel
Matrix Storage Manager Information” for RAID configuration. Please refer to the document
in the Support CD, “Guide to SATA Hard Disks Installation and RAID Configuration”, which
is located in the folder at the following path: .. \ RAID Installation Guide and the document
in the support CD, “Guide to Intel Matrix Storage Manager”, which is located in the folder at
the following path: .. \ Intel Matrix Storage Manager Information
If you want to use “Intel Matrix Storage Manager” in Windows® environment,
please install SATA drivers from the Support CD again so that “Intel
Matrix Storage Manager” will be installed to your system as well.
2.16.2
Setting Up a “RAID Ready” System
You can also set up a “RAID Ready” system with a single SATA hard disk. A “RAID
Ready” system can be seamlessly upgraded to RAID 0 or RAID 1 at a later date by
using RAID migration feature of Intel Matrix Storage. The following steps outline
how to build an Intel “RAID Ready” system.
1. Assemble the system and attach a single SATA hard drive.
2. Set up system BIOS as step 1 of page 32. When done, exit Setup.
3. Make a SATA driver diskette as step 2 of page 32. Begin Windows® setup by
booting from the installation CD.
4. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party RAID
driver. When prompted, insert a floppy disk containing the Intel® RAID driver.
After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to
install according to the mode you choose and the OS you install. You may
select: “Intel(R) 82801FR SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH6R-Windows
XP/2000)” for Windows® XP/2000 or “Intel(R) 82801FR SATA RAID Controller
(Desktop ICH6R-Windows XP64)” for Windows® XP 64-bit.
5. Finish the Windows® installation and install all necessary drivers.
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6. Install the Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager software via the CD-ROM included
with your motherboard or after downloading it from the Internet. This will add
the Intel(R) Matrix Storage Console which can be used to manage the RAID
configuration.
7. After setting up a “RAID Ready” system as the above steps, you can follow the
procedures of the next section to migrate the system to RAID 0 or RAID 1.
2.16.3
Migrating a “RAID Ready” System to RAID 0 or
RAID 1
If you have an existing “RAID Ready” system, then you can use the following
steps to perform a migration from a single non-RAID configuration to a two drive
RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration. To prepare for this, you will need another SATA
hard drive with a capacity equal to or greater than that currently being used as the
source hard drive.
1. Physically attach one additional SATA hard drive to the SATA port not being
used. Note the serial number of the hard drive already in the system; you will
use this to select it as the source hard drive when initiating the migration.
2. Boot Windows®, install the Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager software, if not
already installed, using the setup package obtained from a CD-ROM or from the
Internet. This will install the necessary Intel Storage Utility and start menu links.
3. Open the Intel Storage Utility from the Start Menu and select “Create RAID
volume from Existing Hard Drive” from the Actions menu. This will activate the
Create RAID volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard. Click through the dialogs
as prompted. It’s important to understand what will occur during the migration
process because any data on the destination hard drive will be lost.
4. Once the migration is complete, reboot the system. If you migrated to a RAID 0
volume, use Disk Management from within Windows® in order to partition and
format the empty space created when the two hard drive capacities are
combined. You may also use third-party software to extend any existing
partitions within the RAID volume.
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2.16.4 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit With
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA HDDs with
RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B. Set “ATA/IDE Configuration” to [Enhanced], and then in the option “Configure
SATA as”, please set the option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure the RAID function, you need to check the installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the document in
the Support CD, “Guide to SATA Hard Disks Installation and RAID Configuration”,
which is located in the folder at the following path: .. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 3: Install Windows® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical drive to boot
your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to install Windows?” page,
please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive, and click the “Load
Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the Intel® RAID drivers. Intel® RAID
drivers are in the following path in our Support CD:
.. \ I386 \ Vista (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64 \ Vista64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical
drive again to continue the installation.
After the installation of Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS, if you want to manage RAID
functions, you are allowed to use both “RAID Installation Guide” and “Intel Matrix Storage
Manager Information” for RAID configuration. Please refer to the document in the Support
CD, “Guide to SATA Hard Disks Installation and RAID Configuration”, which is located in the
folder at the following path: .. \ RAID Installation Guide and the document in the support
CD, “Guide to Intel Matrix Storage Manager”, which is located in the folder at the following
path: .. \ Intel Matrix Storage Manager Information
If you want to use “Intel Matrix Storage Manager” in Windows® environment,
please install SATA drivers from the Support CD again so that “Intel
Matrix Storage Manager” will be installed to your system as well.
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2.17 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS
on your SATA HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below procedures
according to the OS you install.
The installation procedures for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit are subject to
change. Please visit our website for the updates of Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
driver and related information in the future.
2.17.1
Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit Without
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit OS on your SATA HDDs
without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set “ATA/IDE Configuration” to [Enhanced], and then in the option
“Configure SATA as”, please set the option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Make a SATA driver diskette.
Please make a SATA driver diskette by following section 2.16.1 step 2 on page 32.
STEP 3: Install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After making a SATA driver diskette, you can start to install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP
64-bit on your system. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a
third-party AHCI driver. When prompted, insert the SATA driver diskette containing
the Intel® AHCI driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented.
Select the driver to install according to the mode you choose and the OS you install.
You may select: “Intel(R) 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH6R-Windows
XP/2000)” for Windows® XP/2000 or “Intel(R) 82801FR SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop
ICH6R-Windows XP64)” for Windows® XP 64-bit.
Using SATA HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set “ATA/IDE Configuration” to [Enhanced], and then in the option
“Configure SATA as”, please set the option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
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2.17.2
Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit Without
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your SATA HDDs
without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set “ATA/IDE Configuration” to [Enhanced], and then in the option
“Configure SATA as”, please set the option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Install Windows® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
After setting up BIOS, you can start to install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on
your system.
Using SATA HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set “ATA/IDE Configuration” to [Enhanced], and then in the option
“Configure SATA as”, please set the option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
After setting up BIOS, you can start to install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on
your system.
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Chapter 3 BIOS SETUP UTILITY
3.1
Introduction
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
The BIOS FWH chip on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may
run the BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2>
during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise,
POST will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the
following BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you
see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the
Main
Advanced
H/W Monitor
Boot
screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
To set up the system time/date information
To set up the advanced BIOS features
To display current hardware status
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar,
and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
/
/
+ / <Enter>
<F1>
<F9>
<F10>
<ESC>
Function Description
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
Moves cursor up or down to select items
To change option for the selected items
To bring up the selected screen
To display the General Help Screen
To load optimal default values for all the settings
To save changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
3.2 Main Screen
When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview
Advanced
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[14:00:09]
[Wed 04/12/2006]
: 775XFire-VSTA BIOS P1.00
: Intel (R) CPU 3.40 GHz
(64bit supported)
: 3400 MHz
Processor Speed
Microcode Update : F34/17
: 1024KB
Cache Size
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DDRII 1
DDRII 2
DDRII 3
DDRII 4
: 256MB
Single-Channel Memory Mode
: 256MB/266MHz (DDRII533)
: None
: None
: None
Security
Exit
Use [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
+Tab
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]
Use this item to specify the system time.
System Date [Day Month/Date/Year]
Use this item to specify the system date.
3.3 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, IDE Configuration, PCIPnP
Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration.
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Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Advanced
Security
Exit
Configure CPU
Advanced Settings
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
IDE Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
Floppy Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
3.3.1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Select how to set the
CPU host frequency.
CPU Configuration
CPU Host Frequency
Actual Frequency (MHz)
Boot Failure Guard
Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
[200]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Ratio Status Unlocked (Max :17, Min : 14)
Ratio Actual Value17
[17]
Ratio CMOS Setting
CPU Thermal Throttling
Hyper Threading Technology
Max CPUID Value Limit
No-Excute Memory Protection
Enhance Halt State
Intel (R) Virtualization tech.
Intel (R) SpeedStep(tm) tech.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Host Frequency
While entering setup, BIOS auto detects the present CPU host frequency of
this motherboard. The actual CPU host frequency will show in the following
item.
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Spread Spectrum
This item should always be [Auto] for better system stability.
Ratio Status
This is a read-only item, which displays whether the ratio status of this
motherboard is “Locked” or “Unlocked”. If it shows “Unlocked”, you will find
an item Ratio CMOS Setting appears to allow you changing the ratio value
of this motherboard.
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Ratio Actual Value
This is a read-only item, which displays the ratio actual value of this
motherboard.
Ratio CMOS Setting
If the ratio status is unlocked, you will find this item appear to allow you
changing the ratio value of this motherboard. If the CPU you adopt supports
EIST (Intel (R) SpeedStep(tm) tech.), and you plan to adjust the ratio value,
please disable the option “ Intel (R) SpeedStep(tm) tech.” in advance.
CPU Thermal Throttling
You may select [Enabled] to enable P4 CPU internal thermal control mechanism to keep the CPU from overheated.
Hyper Threading Technology
To enable this feature, it requires a computer system with an Intel Pentium®
4 processor that supports Hyper-Threading technology and an operating
system that includes optimization for this technology, such as Microsoft®
Windows® XP. Set to [Enabled] if using Microsoft® Windows® XP, or Linux
kernel version 2.4.18 or higher. This option will be hidden if the installed
CPU does not support Hyper-Threading technology.
Max CPUID Value Limit
For Prescott CPU only, some OSes (ex. NT4.0) cannot handle the function
with disable. This should be enabled in order to boot legacy OSes that
cannot support CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
No-Excute Memory Protection
No-Execution (NX) Memory Protection Technology is an enhancement to
the IA-32 Intel Architecture. An IA-32 processor with “No Execute (NX)
Memory Protection” can prevent data pages from being used by malicious
software to execute code. This option will be hidden if the current CPU
does not support No-Excute Memory Protection.
Enhance Halt State
All processors support the Halt State (C1). The C1 state is supported
through the native processor instructions HLT and MWAIT and requires no
hardware support from the chipset. In the C1 power state, the processor
maintains the context of the system caches.
Intel (R) Virtualization tech.
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 (R) Virtualization Technology.
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Intel (R) SpeedStep(tm) tech.
Intel (R) SpeedStep(tm) tech. is Intel’s new power saving technology.
Processor can switch between multiple frequency and voltage points to
enable power savings. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration options:
[Auto], [Enabled] and [Disabled]. If you install Windows® XP and select
[Auto], you need to set the “Power Schemes” as “Portable/Laptop” to enable this function. If you install Windows® VistaTM 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 (R) SpeedStep(tm) tech..
Please note that enabling this function may reduce CPU voltage and lead to system
stability or compatibility issue with some power supplies. Please set this item to
[Disable] if above issue occurs.
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Chipset Configuration
Options
Auto
200MHz
266MHz
[Auto]
DRAM Frequency
[Disabled]
Flexibility Option
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
[Auto]
DRAM CAS# Latency
Boot Graphic Adapter Priority
[PCI/PCIE]
OnBoard HD Audio
Front Panel Control
OnBoard LAN
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
VCCM (DRAM) Voltage
VDDQ (NB, SB) Voltage
[Middle]
[Low]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
(DDRII400)
(DDRII533)
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s)
inserted and assigns appropriate frequency automatically. You may also
select other value as operating frequency: [200MHz (DDRII 400)], [266MHz
(DDRII 533)].
Flexibility Option
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Select [Enabled] will configure the following items by the contents in the
SPD (Serial Presence Detect) device. If you select [Disabled], you will find
the items “DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay”, “DRAM RAS# Precharge”, and
“DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge” appear to allow you adjusting them.
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DRAM CAS# Latency
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration
options are [5], [4], [3], and [Auto].
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
This controls the latency between the DRAM active command and the
read / write command. Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks], [3 DRAM
Clocks], [4 DRAM Clocks], and [5 DRAM Clocks].
DRAM RAS# Precharge
This controls the idle clocks after a precharge command is issued.
Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks], [3 DRAM Clocks], [4 DRAM
Clocks], and [5 DRAM Clocks].
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge
This controls the number of DRAM clocks for TRAS. Configuration options:
[4 DRAM Clocks], [5 DRAM Clocks], [6 DRAM Clocks], [7 DRAM Clocks], [8
DRAM Clocks], [9 DRAM Clocks], [10 DRAM Clocks], [11 DRAM Clocks], [12
DRAM Clocks], [13 DRAM Clocks], [14 DRAM Clocks], a n d [ 1 5 D R A M
Clocks].
Boot Graphic Adapter Priority
This allows you to select [PCI/PCIE] or [PCIE/PCI] as the boot graphic adapter
priority. The default value is [PCI/PCIE].
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 Control
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel.
OnBoard LAN
This allows you to enable or disable the “OnBoard LAN” feature.
VCCM (DRAM) Voltage
Use this to select VCCM (DRAM) Voltage. Configuration options: [High],
[Middle], and [Low]. The default value of this feature is [Middle].
VDDQ (NB, SB) Voltage
Use this to select VDDQ (NB, SB) Voltage. Configuration options: [High],
and [Low]. The default value of this feature is [Low].
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3.3.3 ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Configuration
Suspend To RAM
[Disabled]
Restore on AC/Power Loss
Ring-In Power On
PCI Devices Power On
PS / 2 Keyboard Power On
RTC Alarm Power On
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select auto-detect or
disable the STR
feature.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Suspend to RAM
This field allows you to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Sus
pend-to-RAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the system
supports it.
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/
Power loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/Power remains off
when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/Power
resumes and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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3.3.4 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Set [Compatible]
when Legacy OS
(MS-DOS, WinNT)
is used.
IDE Configuration
ATA/IDE Configuration
Configure SATA as
SATA_0
SATA_1
SATA_2
SATA_3
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
[Enhanced]
[AHCI]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[ATAPI CDROM]
[Not Detected]
Set [Enhanced]
when Native OS
(Win2000 / XP)
is used.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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ATA/IDE Configuration
Please select [Compatible] when you install legacy OS (Windows NT). If
native OS (Windows 2000 / XP) is installed, please select [Enhanced].
Then in the option “Configure SATA as”, you are allowed to set the selection
from [AHCI] to [RAID] if you plan to enable RAID function. Configuration
options: [AHCI], [IDE], and [RAID]. The default value is [AHCI].
1. AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports Hot
Plug, NCQ and other new features that will improve SATA
disk performance but IDE mode does not have these
advantages.
2. Only AHCI and RAID modes support Hot Plug function.
When [Compatible] is selected
Combined Option
It allows you to select between [SATA 0, SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3], [SATA
0, SATA 2, IDE 1], and [IDE 1, SATA 1, SATA 3]. If it is set to [SATA 0, SATA
2, IDE 1], then SATA1, SATA3 will not work. Likewise, if it is set to [IDE 1,
SATA 1, SATA 3], then SATA0, SATA2 will not work.
Because Intel® ICH6R south bridge only supports four IDE devices
under legacy OS (Windows NT), you have to choose [SATA 0, SATA 1,
SATA 2, SATA 3], [SATA 0, SATA 2, IDE 1], or [IDE 1, SATA 1, SATA 3]
when the installed device is used with legacy OS.
[SATA 0, SATA 1,
[SATA 0, SATA 2,
[IDE 1, SATA 1,
SATA 2, SATA 3]
IDE 1]
SATA 3]
Master
SATA0, SATA1
SATA0
SATA1
Slave
SATA2, SATA3
SATA2
SATA3
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Primary IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T.
:Hard Disk
:ST340014A
:40.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-5
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read
data from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the
Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]: This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
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Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto],
[Enabled].
32-Bit Data Transfer
Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below actions
may cause system to malfunction.
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
[32]
[Enabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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PCI Latency Timer
The default value is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless
the installed PCI expansion cards’ specifications require other settings.
PCI IDE BusMaster
Use this item to enable or disable the PCI IDE BusMaster feature.
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3.3.6 Floppy Configuration
In this section, you may configure the type of your floppy drive.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Floppy Configuration
[1.44 MB 31 2"]
Floppy A
Select the type of
floppy drive
connected to the
system.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.3.7 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset
OnBoard Floppy Controller
Serial Port Address
Infrared Port Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Version
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
OnBoard Game Port
OnBoard MIDI Port
Allow BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
[Enabled]
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
[378]
[ECP + EPP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard Floppy Controller
Use this item to enable or disable floppy drive controller.
Serial Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4],
[2E8 / IRQ3].
Infrared Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [2F8 / IRQ3], and [2E8 / IRQ3].
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Parallel Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard parallel port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [378], and [278].
Parallel Port Mode
Use this item to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The default
value is [ECP+EPP]. If this option is set to [ECP+EPP], it will show the EPP
version in the following item, “EPP Version”. Configuration options:
[Normal], [Bi-Directional], and [ECP+EPP].
EPP Version
Use this item to set the EPP version. Configuration options: [1.9]
and [1.7].
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Use this item to set the ECP mode DMA channel. Configuration
options: [DMA0], [DMA1], and [DMA3].
Parallel Port IRQ
Use this item to set the IRQ for the parallel port. Configuration options:
[IRQ5] and [IRQ7].
OnBoard Game Port
Use this item to enable the Game Port or disable it.
OnBoard MIDI Port
Use this itme to select the address for the MIDI Port or disable it. Configuration options: [Disabled], [300], and [330].
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3.3.8 USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
To enable or disable
the onboard USB
controllers.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
Legacy USB Support
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
USB 2.0 Support
Use this item to enable or disable the USB 2.0 support.
Legacy USB Support
Use this item to enable or disable the support to emulate legacy I/O
devices such as mouse, keyboard,... etc. Or you may select [Auto] so
that the system will start to auto-detect; if there is no USB device
connected, “Auto” option will disable the legacy USB support.
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.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
H/W Monitor
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 37 C / 98 F
: 31 C / 87 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
: 3400 RPM
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
CPU Quiet Fan
Target CPU Temperature ( C)
Tolerance ( C)
Target Fan Speed
Security
Target Fan Speed
Fast
Middle
Slow
1.629V
3.306V
5.067V
11.890V
F1
F9
F10
ESC
[Enabled]
[50]
[02]
[Fast]
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Exit
CPU Quiet Fan
This item allows you to identify the temperature of CPU fan. If you set this
option as [Disabled], the CPU fan will operate in full speed. If you set this
option as [Enabled], you will find the items “Target CPU Temperature
( C)”, “Tolerance ( C)”, and “Minimun Fan Speed” appear to allow you
adjusting them. The default value is [Disabled]. You are allowed to enable
this function only when you install 4-pin CPU fan.
Target CPU Temperature ( C)
The target temperature will be between 45 C and 65 C. The default
value is [50].
Tolerance ( C)
The default value of tolerance is [2], which means the error of the
target CPU temperature will be within 2 C.
Target Fan Speed
Use this option to set the target fan speed. You can freely adjust the
target fan speed according to the target CPU temperature that you
choose. The default value is [Fast]. Configuration options: [Fast], [Middle]
and [Slow].
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.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Boot Settings
Exit
Configure Settings
during System Boot.
Boot Settings Configuration
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM - HDS722580VL]
[CD / DVD: 3S - CD - ROM C]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot From Network
Bootup Num-Lock
To enable or disable the
boot from network feature.
[Disabled]
[On]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Boot From Network
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Network feature.
Boot Up Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
3.6 Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
For the user password, you may also clear it.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Security
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.7 Exit Screen
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitro
Boot
Exit Options
Security
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Optimal Defaults
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load Optimal Defaults
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Load
optimal defaults?” Select [OK] to load the default values for all the setup
configurations.
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Chapter 4 Software Suppor
Supportt
4 . 1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 2000 /
XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit. Because motherboard settings and hardware
options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only.
Refer to your OS documentation for more information.
4 . 2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4 . 2 . 1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the
file “ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4 . 2 . 2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4 . 2 . 3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard
supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4 . 2 . 4 “LGA 775 CPU Installation Live Demo” Program
This motherboard is equipped with Intel LGA 775 socket, which is a new CPU
socket interface that Intel has released. Since it has several tiny pins, whcih
are easily to be damaged by improper handling, ASRock sincerely presents
you a clear installation guide through this “LGA 775 CPU Installation Live Demo”.
We hope you may check this live demo program before you start the installation of LGA 775 CPU in order to reduce the risks of CPU and motherboard
damages caused by any improper handling. To see this Live Demo, you can
run Microsoft® Media Player® to play the file. You may find this Live Demo in the
motherboard’s Support CD through the following path:
..\ Live Demo \ PC DIY \ LGA775INST_English.dat
4.2.5 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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