775XFire-eSATA2 User Manual 11 1
775XFire-eSATA2
User Manual
Version 1.1
Published February 2006
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Contents
1 Introduction ................................................... 5
1.1 Package Contents .......................................................... 5
1.2 Specifications ................................................................ 6
1.3 Supported PCI Express VGA Card List for AGI Express
Slot (PCI Express x 4) ................................................... 9
1.4 Motherboard Layout ...................................................... 10
1.5 ASRock eSATAII I/O ....................................................... 11
2 Installation ...................................................... 12
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Screw Holes .................................................................
Pre-installation Precautions ...........................................
CPU Installation ..............................................................
Installation of Heatsink and CPU fan .............................
Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) .........................
Expansion Slots .............................................................
CrossFireTM Operation Guide .........................................
2.8 Surround Display Feature .............................................
2.9 Jumpers Setup ..............................................................
2.10 Onboard Headers and Connectors ..............................
2.11 eSATAII Interface Introduction .......................................
2.12 SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide .......................................
2.13 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation ......................................................................
2.14 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII ...
HDDs and eSATAII Devices ...........................................
2.15 Installing Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows
XP 64-bit With RAID Functions ......................................
2.15.1 Setting Up a RAID Ready System ......................
2.15.2 Migrating a “RAID Ready” System to RAID 0,
RAID 1 or RAID 5 ................................................
2.16 Installing Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions .......................................................................
2.17 Untied Overclocking Technology ...................................
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3 BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY ........................................... 37
3.1 Introduction ....................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ....................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys ...................................................
3.2 Main Screen ...................................................................
3.3 Advanced Screen .........................................................
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3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
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 ...............................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen ..................
Boot Screen ...................................................................
3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration ..................................
Security Screen ............................................................
Exit Screen ....................................................................
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4 Software Support ........................................... 53
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-eSATA2 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-eSATA2 Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.6-in, 30.5 cm x 21.8 cm)
ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2 Quick Installation Guide
ASRock 775XFire-eSATA2 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
Four Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
Two Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cables (Optional)
One ASRock eSATAII 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® Dual Core Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron®
D, supporting Presler and Cedar Mill processors (in 775-land
LGA package)
- FSB 800/533 MHz
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- Supports EM64T CPU
- Northbridge: Intel® 945PL chipset
- Southbridge: Intel® ICH7R
- Dual Channel DDRII Memory Technology (see CAUTION 3)
- 4 x DDRII DIMM slots
- Support DDRII533 (see CAUTION 4)
- Max. capacity: 2GB
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 5)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 6)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- Supports ATI® CrossFireTM
- 3 x PCI slots
- 1 x PCI Express x 16 slot
- 1 x AGI Express slot (PCI Express x 4) (see CAUTION 7)
- 1 x PCI Express x 1 slot
- Realtek ALC660 5.1 channel CODEC with High Definition
Audio
- Realtek PCI LAN 8101L
- Speed: 10/100 Ethernet
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
ASRock eSATAII 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
- 2 x eSATAII Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 Port
- Audio Jack: Line in / Line out / Microphone
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Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- 4 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5, and Intel Matrix Storage)
and “Hot Plug” functions (see CAUTION 8)
- 2 x eSATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors (shared with 2 SATAII
connectors), support “Hot Plug” function (see CAUTION 9)
- 1 x ATA100 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x Game 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 (see CAUTION 10)
- 4Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Overheat Shutdown to Protect CPU Life
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/XP 64-bit compliant
- FCC, CE, WHQL
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CAUTION!
1.
2.
About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”, please check page 40.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Un-
3.
tied Overclocking Technology” on page 37 for details.
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 16 for proper installation.
4.
5.
There are memory module installation limitations on this motherboard,
please read “Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)” on page 16 for
details.
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
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CPU.
While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown.
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the
motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it
back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal
grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system.
7.
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 x 4)” on page 9. For the proper installation of PCI Express
VGA card, please refer to the installation guide on page 18.
8.
Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the
“SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 31 to adjust your SATAII hard disk
drive to SATAII mode. Besides, you are allowed to downgrade the SATAII
hard disk to SATA hard disk (from SATAII 3Gb/s down to SATA 1.5Gb/s),
and connect it to the SATAII connector. You can also connect SATA hard
disk to SATAII connector directly.
9.
This motherboard supports eSATAII interface, the external SATAII
specification. Please read “eSATAII Interface Introduction” on page 28 for
details about eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures. (Port Multiplier
Technology is not supported with eSATAII interface on this motherboard.)
10. Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows® XP
SP1 or SP2 / 2000 SP4.
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1.3
Supported PCI Express VGA Card List for AGI
Express Slot (PCI Express x 4)
(for Windows 2000/Windows XP)
Graphics Chip
Vendor
NVIDIA
Model Name
Chipset Name
ASUS Extreme N6200GE/TD
ASUS Extreme N6200TC256/TD
GeForce 6200
GeForce 6200
ASUS Extreme N6800GT
ASUS Extreme N6800/TD
GeForce 6800GT
GeForce 6800
ASUS Extreme 7800GTX/2DHTV/256M GeForce 7800 GTX
ALBATRON PC6600GT
GeForce 6600GT
ATI
GIGABYTE GV-NX66128D
Inno3D GeFORCE 6600 LE
GeForce 6600
GeForce 6600LE
LEADTEK PX6200 TC/TDH
MSI PCX 5750-TD128E
GeForce 6200TC
GeForce PCX5750
SPARKLE GeFORCE 6200TC
ASUS Extreme AX600XT/HTVD
GeForce 6200TC
RADEON X600XT
ASUS Extreme AX700PRO/TVD
GECUBE Radeon X850XT 256M
RADEON X700PRO
RADEON X850XT
Gecube RX1600XTG3-D3/256M
Gecube RX1300PG2-D3/256M
MSI RX1300GPRO-TD256E
RADEON X1600XT
RADEON X1300PRO
RADEON X1300 PRO
For the latest updates of the supported PCI Express VGA card list for AGI Express
slot (PCI Express x 4), please visit our website for details.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/support/index.htm
Note. It is not recommended to use Turbo cache PCI Express x 16 VGA cards.
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1.4 Motherboard Layout
1
2
5
3 4
8
7
6
21.8cm (8.6 in)
1
PS2_USB_PWR1
DDR_II DIMM4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR_II DIMM2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
Intel
945PL
Chipset
CD1
30.5cm (12.0 in)
Top:
Line In
Bottom:
Mic In
Center:
Line Out
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30
ATXPWR1
eSATAII_12
T: eSATAII_1
B: eSATAII_2
SLI/XFIRE_PWR1
33
32
FSB800
eSATAII_TOP
eSATAII_BOTTOM
USB 2.0
T: USB0 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB1
DDR_II DIMM3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDRII533
Dual Channel
COM1
PARALLEL PORT
PS2
Keyboard
CPU_FAN1
ATX12V1
DDR_II DIMM1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
PS2
Mouse
Presler
Dual Core CPU
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PCIE1
775XFire-eSATA2 IDE1
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28
PCIE2
PCI
Super
I/O
EXPRESS
27
CMOS
Battery
AGI_EXPRESS
CLRCMOS1
10
5.1CH HD
26
RoHS
HD_AUDIO1 GAME1
25
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
FLOPPY1
IR1
1
1
1
24
SATAII_RED SATAII_ORANGE
(PORT3)
(PORT2)
USB2.0
PCI 3
AUDIO
CODEC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Intel
ICH7R
PCI 2
SATAII_BLUE SATAII_BLACK
(PORT1)
(PORT0)
USB67
USB45
1
1
PANEL1
SPEAKER1
1
22 21 20 19 18
23
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)
BIOS FWH Chip
Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_RED (PORT2))
Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_ORANGE (PORT3))
Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_BLACK (PORT1))
Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_BLUE (PORT0))
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
10
4Mb
BIOS
SATAII
1
PCI 1
PCI
LAN
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18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
PLED PWRBTN
1
HDLED
CHA_FAN1
11
12
13
14
15
16
RESET
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB67, Blue)
South Bridge Controller
USB 2.0 Header (USB45, Blue)
Infrared Module Connector (IR1)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Game Port Header (GAME1)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 3)
AGI Express Slot (PCI Express x 4)
PCI Express x 1 Slot (PCIE2)
PCI Express x 16 Slot (PCIE1)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
SLI / XFIRE Power Connector
eSATAII Connector (eSATAII_TOP)
eSATAII Connector (eSATAII_BOTTOM)
1.5 ASR
ock eSA
ASRock
eSATTAII I/O
1
2
3
4
5
11
1
2
3
4
5
6
10
9
8
6
7
Parallel Port
RJ-45 Port
Line In (Light Blue)
Line Out (Lime)
Microphone (Pink)
eSATAII Ports
7
8
9
10
11
11
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
COM Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
Chapter 2 Installation
775XFire-eSATA2 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 10, 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 10, 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-eSATA2 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.10 No.7) or identical DDRII DIMM pair in Dual
Channel B (DDRII_2 and DDRII_4; Orange slots; see p.10 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
(DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side)
DDRII_1
DDRII_2
DDRII_3
DDRII_4
(Yellow Slot) (Orange Slot) (Yellow Slot) (Orange Slot)
2 memory modules SS
X
SS
X
2 memory modules DS
X
DS
X
2 memory modules X
SS
X
SS
2 memory modules X
DS
X
DS
4 memory modules SS
SS
SS
SS
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
2.
and DDRII_4).
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.
3.
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
Technology .
4.
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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Recommended Memory Configurations
(DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side)
DDRII_1
DDRII_2
DDRII_3
DDRII_4
(Yellow Slot) (Orange Slot) (Yellow Slot) (Orange Slot)
1 memory module DS/SS*
X
X
X
2 memory modules DS/SS
X
DS/SS
X
2 memory modules X
DS/SS
X
DS/SS
3 memory modules SS
SS
DS/SS
X
4 memory modules SS
SS
SS
SS
* If you only install one memory module, you can install it to any one of the four slots.
These two TRANSCEND memory modules can only be supported under the
following conditions:
DRAM
SIZE TYPE
VENDOR
(MB)
TRANSCEND 256 DDRII533
TRANSCEND 512 DDRII533
CELL
CELL NO.
SINGLE SIDE /
VENDOR
DOUBLE SIDE
SAMSUNG K4T56083QF-ZCD5 SINGLE SIDE
INFINEON HYB18T512800AF37 SINGLE SIDE
1. If you plan to install one above memory module, you can install it to any DDRII
slot of this motherboard.
2. If you plan to install two above memory modules, it is recommended to
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).
3. This motherboard does not support three or four above memory modules.
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
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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.
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 x 4)
on this motherboard.
PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIE Slots: PCIE1 (PCIE x 16 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x16 lane
width graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIE x 1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards, such as
Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.
AGI Express slot (PCI Express x 4):
AGI Express slot (PCI Express x 4) 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 x 4)” on page 9.
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.
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2.7 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.
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 ATI or
any of its partners.
Cards For AGI Express Slot
Radeon X1800 Series
Cards For PCI Express Slot
Radeon X1800 CrossFireTM Edition
Radeon X1600 Series
Radeon X1300 Series
Radeon X1600 Series
Radeon X1300 Series
Radeon X850 Series
Radeon X850 CrossFireTM Edition
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 CrossFireTM 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, ATI has released Radeon X850XT, X1800XT, X1300, 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 ATI has released or will
release in the future, please refer to ATI graphics card manuals for detailed
installation guide.
Step 1.
Connect to the system power supply. Please connect a hard disk power
connector to SLI/XFIRE Power connector.
It is recommended to use 500-Watt power supply or greater
to perform the benefit of CrossFireTM feature for Radeon
X850XT.
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Step 2.
Install the standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card to AGI Express slot (PCI Express x 4). For the proper installation procedures, please
refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready)
graphics card
Step 3.
Install the Radeon CrossFireTM Edition graphics card to PCI Express x 16
slot. For the proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Radeon CrossFireTM
Edition graphics card
Standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready)
graphics card
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.
Step 4.
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
Connect the DVI-DMS
cable to DVI connector of
the compatible standard
Radeon (CrossFireTM
Ready) graphics card.
There are two DVI connectors on the
standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready)
graphics card. Please connect the DVI-DMS
cable to the correct DVI connector; otherwise
, the graphics card will not work.
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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 (PCI Express x 16), and
the other end to DVI of another CrossFireTM Edition graphics card to AGI
Express slot (PCI Express x 4). 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 5.
Step 6.
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Remove the ATI 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 7.
Install the required drivers to your system. Please visit the websites below
for installing the drivers that ATI recommends:
A. ATI 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 8.
Restart your computer.
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Step 9.
Install the VGA card drivers to your system, and restart your computer.
Then you will find “ATI Catalyst Control Center” on your desktop (ATI
Catalyst driver should be version 5.10 or higher).
You will find “ATI Catalyst
Control Center” on your
desktop.
Step 10. 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 11. You can freely enjoy the benefit of CrossFireTM feature.
* CrossFireTM appearing here is a registered trademark of ATI Technologies Inc., and is used only
for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
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2.8 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
2.9 Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are
setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap
is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The
illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1
and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is
placed on these 2 pins.
Jumper
Setting
PS2_USB_PWR1
2_3
1_2
Description
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
(see p.10 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.10 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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2.10 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps
over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the
motherboard!
FDD connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
Pin1
(see p.10 No. 23)
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.10 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 ATA II Connectors
These four Serial ATA II
(SATAII_BLUE (PORT0):
(SATAII) connectors support
see p.10, No. 15)
SATA data cables for internal
SATAII_ORANGE
SATAII_RED
(SATAII_BLACK (PORT1): (PORT2)
storage devices. The current
(PORT3)
see p.10, No. 14)
SATA II interface allows up to
(SATAII_RED (PORT2):
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
see p.10, No. 12)
(SATAII_ORANGE (PORT3):
see p.10, No. 13)
SATAII_BLUE SATAII_BLACK
(PORT0)
(PORT1)
SATAII_RED (PORT2) and SATAII_ORANGE (PORT3) connectors can be
used for internal storage devices or be connected to eSATAII_BOTTOM
and eSATAII_TOP connectors with corresponding color to support eSATAII
devices. Please read “eSATAII Interface Introduction” on page 28 for
(eSATAII_TOP: see p.10, No. 32)
(eSATAII_BOTTOM: see p.10, No. 33)
eSATAII_TOP
eSATA II Connectors
eSATAII_BOTTOM
details about eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures.
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These two eSATA II
connectors support SATA
data cables for external
SATAII function. The current
eSATA II interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATA /
SATAII hard disk or the SATAII
connector on the motherboard.
You can also use the SATA data
cable to connect SATAII connectors and eSATAII connectors
with corresponding color.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
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.
(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.10 No. 19)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
USB 2.0 Header
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB45)
(see p.10 No. 21)
1
GND
P+4
P-4
USB_PWR
Infrared Module Header
(see p.10 No. 22)
1
and receiving infrared module.
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
(CD1: see p.10 No. 30)
ASRock eSATAII I/O 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.
This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
IRTX
+5VSB
DUMMY
(5-pin IR1)
ASRock eSATAII I/O 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.
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.
CD-R
GND
GND
CD-L
CD1
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GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.10 No. 25)
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
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. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
D. Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select
Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from
[Auto] to [Enabled].
E. 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.10 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.10 No. 18)
Chassis Fan Connector
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.10 No. 16)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
GND
(see p.10 No. 6)
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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.
ATX Power Connector
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(20-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.10 No. 3)
ATX 12V Connector
Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.10 No. 2)
SLI/XFIRE Power Connector
It is not necessary to use this
connector, but please connect it
(4-pin SLI/XFIRE_POWER1)
(see p.10 No. 31)
SLI/XFIRE_POWER1
Game Port Header
+5V
JBB1
JBX
MIDI_OUT
JBY
JBB2
MIDI_IN
(15-pin GAME1)
(see p.10 No. 24)
1
+5V
JAB2
JAY
GND
GND
JAX
JAB1
+5V
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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.
2.11 eSA
eSATTAII Inter face Introduction
What is eSATAII?
This motherboard supports eSATAII interface, the external SATAII specification.
eSATAII allows you to enjoy the SATAII function provided by the I/O of your
computer, offering the high speed data transfer rate up to 3.0Gb/s, and the
convenient mobility like USB. eSATAII is equipped with Hot Plug capability that
enables you to exchange drives easily. For example, with eSATAII interface, you
may simply plug your eSATAII hard disk to the eSATAII ports instead of opening
your chassis to exchange your SATAII hard disk. Currently, on the market, the
data transfer rate of USB 2.0 is up to 480Mb/s, and for IEEE 1394 is up to 400Mb/
s. However, eSATAII provides the data transfer rate up to 3000Mb/s, which is
much higher than USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394, and still keeps the convenience of Hot
Plug feature. Therefore, on the basis of the advantageous transfer speed and the
facilitating mobile capability, in the near future, eSATAII will replace USB 2.0 and
IEEE 1394 to be a trend for external interface.
How to install eSATAII?
1.
SATAII_RED (PORT2) and
eSATAII_TOP and
SATAII_ORANGE (PORT3)
eSATAII_BOTTOM
If you just plan to install one eSATAII device to this motherboard, it is recommended to enable the bottom eSATAII port of the I/O shield. In order to enable
the bottom eSATAII port of the I/O shield, you need to connect the red SATAII
connector (SATAII_RED; see p.10 No.12) and the red eSATAII connector
(eSATAII_BOTTOM; see p.10 No.33) with a SATA data cable first. Then the
bottom eSATAII port of the I/O shield is enabled.
Connect the SATA
data cable to the red
SATAII connector
(SATAII_RED (PORT2))
Connect the SATA
data cable to the red
eSATAII connector
(eSATAII_BOTTOM)
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2.
If you plan to install two eSATAII devices to this motherboard, you need to
enable both the top and the bottom eSATAII ports of the I/O shield. In order to
enable the top and the bottom eSATAII ports of the I/O shield, you have to
connect the red SATAII connector (SATAII_RED; see p.10 No.12) and the red
eSATAII connector (eSATAII_BOTTOM; see p.10 No.33) with a SATA data
cable first, and then connect the orange SATAII connector (SATAII_ORANGE;
see p.10 No.13) and the orange eSATAII connector (eSATAII_TOP; see p.10
No.32) with another SATA data cable. After that, both the top and the bottom
eSATAII ports of the I/O shield are enabled.
Connect the SATA
data cables to both
red SATAII connector
(SATAII_RED (PORT2))
and orange SATAII
connector (SATAII_
ORANGE (PORT3))
Connect the SATA
data cables to both
red eSATAII connector
(eSATAII_BOTTOM)
and orange eSATAII
connector (eSATAII_TOP)
Please make sure to correctly connect the SATAII and eSATAII connectors
with corresponding color so that the eSATAII function will work successfully.
3.
Use the eSATAII device cable to connect eSATAII device and the eSATAII port
of the I/O shield according to the eSATAII connector that you connect the
SATA data cable.
Connect one end of the eSATAII
device cable to eSATAII device
Connect the other end of the eSATAII
device cable to eSATAII port of the I/O
shield
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Comparison between eSATAII and other devices
IEEE 1394
USB 2.0
SATA
eSATAII/SATAII
400Mb/s
480Mb/s
1.5Gb/s (1500Mb/s)
3.0Gb/s (3000Mb/s)
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2.12 SA
SATTAII Hard Disk Setup Guide
Before installing SATAII hard disk to your computer, please carefully read below
SATAII hard disk setup guide. Some default setting of SATAII hard disks may not
be at SATAII mode, which operate with the best performance. In order to enable
SATAII function, please follow the below instruction with different vendors to
correctly adjust your SATAII hard disk to SATAII mode in advance; otherwise, your
SATAII hard disk may fail to run at SATAII mode.
Western Digital
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 5 and pin 6 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 5 and pin 6.
SAMSUNG
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4.
HITACHI
Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA
features. Please visit HITACHI’s website for details:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard
disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not
be the same. Please visit the vendors’ website for the updates.
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2.13 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts Intel ICH7R south bridge chipset that supports Serial ATA
(SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID
5, and Intel Matrix Storage) functions. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on
this motherboard for internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install
the SATA / SATAII hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
1. If you plan to use RAID 0, RAID 1, or Intel Matrix Storage function, you
need to install at least 2 SATA / SATAII hard disks. If you plan to use
RAID 5 function, you need to install at least 3 SATA / SATAII hard disks.
If you plan to use RAID 10 function, you need to install at least 4 SATA /
SATAII hard disks. If you install 2 eSATAII devices, then only RAID 0,
RAID 1, or Intel Matrix Storage functions will be enabled.
2. It is not recommended to switch the “Configure SATA as” setting between
AHCI, RAID, and IDE mode after OS installation.
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2.14 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs and eSA
eSATTAII Devices
775XFire-eSATA2 motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions
for SATA / SATAII / eSATAII Devices. Intel ICH7R south bridge chipset
provides hardware support for Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI),
a new programming interface for SATA host controllers developed thru a
joint industry effort. AHCI also provides usability enhancements such as Hot
Plug. AHCI requires appropriate software support (e.g., an AHCI driver,
which is contained in our support CD).
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is called
“Hot Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs
while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been
installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD.
What is Hot Swap Function?
If SATA / SATAII HDDs are built as RAID1 then it is called “Hot Swap” for
the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while the system
is still power-on and in working condition.
eSATAII is equipped with Hot Plug capability that enables you to exchange
drives easily. For example, with eSATAII interface, you may simply plug your
eSATAII devices to the eSATAII ports instead of opening your chassis to
exchange your SATAII hard disk.
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2.15 Installing Windows 2000 / Windows XP /
Windows XP 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows XP-64bit OS on
your SATA HDDs with RAID functions, please follow the 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
STEP 4: Install Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows 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 / Windows XP / Windows XP
64-bit on your system. At the beginning of Windows setup, press F6 to install a
third-party SCSI or 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) 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH7R-Windows
XP/2000)” for Windows XP/2000 or “Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller
(Desktop ICH7R-Windows XP64)” for Windows XP 64-bit.
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After the installation of Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows XP 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.
2.15.1
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, RAID 1 or RAID 5 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 34. When done, exit Setup.
3. Make a SATA driver diskette as step 2 of page 34. Begin Windows setup by
booting from the installation CD.
4. At the beginning of Windows setup, press F6 to install a third-party SCSI or
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) 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH7RWindows XP/2000)” for Windows XP/2000 or “Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA RAID
Controller (Desktop ICH7R-Windows XP64)” for Windows XP 64-bit.
5. Finish the Windows installation and install all necessary drivers.
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, RAID 1 or RAID
5.
2.15.2
Migrating a “RAID Ready” System to RAID 0,
RAID 1 or RAID 5
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, RAID 1 configuration or three drive RAID 5 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.
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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.
2.16 Installing Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit Without
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit on your SATA HDDs without
RAID functions, please follow the 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 [AHCI] or [IDE].
STEP 2: Make a SATA Driver Diskette. (Only when you select AHCI mode
and use SATA HDD.)
If you set “Configure SATA as” to [IDE], there is no need to make a
SATA driver diskette. If you select [AHCI] mode and install Windows OS on
IDE drive, you do not have to make a driver diskette.
If you set “Configure SATA as” to [AHCI] mode, and plan to install Windows OS on
a SATA hard disk, you have to make a SATA driver diskette. Please refer to step 2
on page 34 for details. But if you choose [IDE] mode, please ignore this step.
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 /
Windows XP / Windows XP 64-bit on your system. At the beginning of Windows
setup, press F6 to install a third-party SCSI or 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) 82801GR/GH SATA AHCI
Controller (Desktop ICH7R-Windows XP/2000)” for Windows XP/2000 or “Intel(R)
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82801GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH7R-Windows XP64)” for
Windows XP 64-bit.
2.17 Untied Overclocking TTechnology
echnology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocing Technology, which means during
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI bus. You may set “CPU
Host Frequency” option of BIOS setup to [Auto], which will show you the actual
CPU host frequency in the following item. Therefore, CPU FSB is untied during
overclocking, but PCI bus is in the fixed mode so that FSB can operate under a
more stable overclocking environment.
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]
[Sat 12/17/2005]
: 775XFire-eSATA2 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.
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 VIMM (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.
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. If you select [Auto], you need to set the “Power Schemes”
as “Portable/Laptop” to enable this function.
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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
PCIE Frequency
[PCI/PCIE]
[Auto]
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.
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].
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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].
PCIE Frequency
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency. The default value is [Auto]. If you
set this option to [Manual], you are allowed to adjust the actual PCIE
frequency. The default value of Actual Frequency option is [100].
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
SATAII_BLUE
SATAII_BLACK
SATAII_RED
SATAII_ORANGE
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
(PORT0)
(PORT1)
(PORT2)
(PORT3)
[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 [SATA0, 1, 2, 3], [IDE1, SATA1, SATA3],
and [SATA0, SATA2, IDE1]. If it is set to [SATA0, SATA2, IDE1], then
SATAII_BLACK (PORT1), SATAII_ORANGE (PORT3) will not work. Likewise,
if it is set to [IDE1, SATA1, SATA3], then SATAII_BLUE (PORT0), SATAII_RED
(PORT2) will not work.
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Because Intel® ICH7R south bridge only supports four IDE devices
under legacy OS (Windows NT), you have to choose [SATA0, 1, 2, 3],
[IDE1, SATA1, SATA3], and [SATA0, SATA2, IDE1] when the installed
device is used with legacy OS.
Master
[SATA0, 1, 2, 3]
[SATA0, SATA2, IDE1]
[IDE1, SATA1, SATA3]
SATAII_BLUE
SATAII_BLUE
(PORT0)
SATAII_BLACK
(PORT1)
SATAII_RED
(PORT2)
SATAII_ORANGE
(PORT3)
(PORT0),
SATAII_BLACK
(PORT1)
SATAII_RED
(PORT2),
Slave
SATAII_ORANGE
(PORT3)
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.
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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.
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].
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. 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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