K8Upgrade-NF3 User Manual 1 11
K8Upgrade-NF3
User Manual
Version 1.1
Published July 2006
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Contents
1 . Introduction ............................................................ 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Package Contents .....................................................................
Specifications ...........................................................................
Motherboard Layout .................................................................
ASRock 8CH I/O ........................................................................
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8
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2 . Installation .............................................................. 10
Pre-installation Precautions ...............................................................
2.1 CPU Installation .........................................................................
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink .......................................
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ....................................
2.4 Expansion Slots (Future CPU Port, PCI and AGP Slots) ..................
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
Jumpers Setup ..........................................................................
Onboard Headers and Connectors ..........................................
Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disks Installation ................................
Realtek Audio Driver Installation For Windows ME ..................
Installing Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID Functions.
Installing Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions .................................................................................
2.11 Installing Windows 98 SE / ME on SATA HDD...........................
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3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY ................................................... 22
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Introduction ...............................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ...............................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys .............................................................
Main Screen ..............................................................................
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 ..........................................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen .............................
Boot Screen ..............................................................................
3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration ...........................................
Security Screen ........................................................................
Exit Screen ...............................................................................
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4 . Software Support ................................................... 39
4.1
4.2
Install Operating System ...........................................................
Support CD Information .............................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD .......................................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ..................................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ...................................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information ........................................................
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APPENDIX: AMD’s Cool ‘n’ Quiet TM TTechnology
echnology ...... 40
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock K8Upgrade-NF3 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 memory and CPU support lists on ASRock website as
well. ASRock website
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http://www.asrock.com
Package Contents
1 x ASRock K8Upgrade-NF3 Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 7.5-in, 30.5 cm x 19.1 cm)
1 x ASRock K8Upgrade-NF3 Quick Installation Guide
1 x ASRock K8Upgrade-NF3 Support CD
1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)
1 x 3.5-in Floppy Drive Ribbon Cable
1 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)
1 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)
1 x ASRock 8CH I/O Shield
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1.2
Specifications
Platform:
CPU:
ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 7.5-in, 30.5 cm x 19.1 cm
754-Pin Socket Supporting advanced 64-bit AMD AthlonTM 64
and 32-bit / 64-bit Sempron Processors
Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology (see CAUTION 1)
Chipsets:
Bridge: nVidia nForce3 250 Series
Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
(see CAUTION 2)
Supports USB 2.0, ATA 133, SATA 1.5Gb/s
Memory:
2 x DDR DIMM Slots: DDR1 and DDR2
Support PC3200 (DDR400) / PC2700 (DDR333) /
PC2100 (DDR266), Max. 2GB
IDE:
IDE1: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6
IDE2: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6
Supports up to 4 IDE Devices
Serial ATA:
2 x SATA Connectors
Supports up to 2 SATA Devices at 1.5Gb/s Data Transfer Rate
(Not Support “Hot Plug” function)
Floppy Port:
Supports up to 2 Floppy Disk Drives
Audio:
7.1 channels AC’97 Audio
LAN:
Speed: 802.3u (10/100 Ethernet), Supports Wake-On-LAN
Hardware Monitor: CPU Temperature Sensing
Motherboard Temperature Sensing
CPU Overheat Shutdown to Protect CPU Life
(ASRock U-COP)(see CAUTION 3)
CPU Fan Tachometer
Chassis Fan Tachometer
Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
Future CPU Port: Supports CPU upgrade from AMD 754-Pin CPU to AMD 939-Pin
CPU or other future CPU, such as 940-Pin CPU (M2)
(see page 13 for details)
PCI Slots:
4 x PCI Slots, PCI Specification 2.2
AGP Slot:
1 x AGP Slot
Supports 1.5V, 8X / 4X AGP Card (see CAUTION 4)
USB 2.0:
8 USB 2.0 Ports:
4 Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports on the I/O Panel
Plus 2 On-Board Headers Supporting 4 Extra USB 2.0 Ports
(see CAUTION 5)
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ASRock 8CH I/O:
BIOS:
OS:
1 PS/2 Mouse Port, 1 PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 Serial Port: COM1
1 Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
4 Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
1 RJ-45 Port
Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central/Bass /
Line In / Front Speaker / Microphone
(see CAUTION 6)
AMI Legal BIOS
Supports “Plug and Play”
ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
CPU Frequency Stepless Control
(only for advanced users’ reference, see CAUTION 7)
Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE / ME / 2000 / XP compliant
CAUTION!
1.
For power-saving’s sake, it is strongly recommended to enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’
QuietTM technology under Windows system. See APPENDIX on page 40 to
enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology.
2.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. During
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed AGP/PCI buses. In other
words, CPU FSB is untied during overclocking, but AGP and PCI buses are in
the fixed mode so that FSB can operate under a more stable overclocking
3.
environment.
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.
4.
Do NOT use a 3.3V AGP card on the AGP slot of this motherboard!
It may cause permanent damage!
5.
Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows® XP
SP1 / 2000 SP4. It may not work properly under Microsoft® Windows® 98/ ME.
6.
For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono modes.
For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-channel, 6-channel,
7.
and 8-channel modes. Please check the table on page 9 for proper connection.
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.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
3 4 5
2
1
6
8
7
19.1cm (7.5-in)
1
ATXPWR1
PS2_USB_PW1
PS2
Mouse
CPU_FAN1
IDE2
Center:
SIDE SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
Top:
REAR SPK
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
1
1
J3
J4
1
J5
31
30
J7
J6
J8
1
1
J1
J2
IDE1
FUTURE_CPU_PORT1
LAN
PHY
1
1
J9
1
J10
SATA2
SATA1
SATA
ATA133
USB2.0
J15
IR1
Super
I/O
9
AGP8X
1
7.1CH
30.5cm (12.0-in)
USB 2.0
T: USB0 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB1
29
28
27
DDR1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR400
SOCKET 754
COM1
PARALLEL PORT
PS2
Keyboard
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
ATX12V1
10
11
12
1.5V_AGP1
PCI 1
26
2Mb
BIOS
25
24
PCI 2
CD1
PCI 3
AUDIO
CODEC
CMOS
Battery
JR1 JL1
CLRCMOS2
SPEAKER1
22
1
GAME1
FLOPPY1
21
USB67
USB45
1
AUDIO1 1
13
1
PCI 4
23
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
nVidia
nForce3 250
Chipset
K8Upgrade-NF3
20
1
19
PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
754-Pin CPU Socket
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
184-pin DDR DIMM Slots (DDR1- 2)
Secondary IDE Connector (IDE2, Black)
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
Primary Serial ATA Connector (SATA1)
Secondary Serial ATA Connector (SATA2)
AGP Slot (1.5V_AGP1)
nVidia Chipset
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS2)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
8
1
CHA_FAN1
14
15
PLED PWRBTN
1
PANEL 1
HDLED
RESET
18 17 16
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB67, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB45, Blue)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Game Port Header (GAME1)
Front Panel Audio Header (AUDIO1)
JR1 JL1 Jumper
PCI Slots (PCI1- 4)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
Flash Memory
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
J15 Jumper
J9 / J10 Jumper
Future CPU Port (FUTURE_CPU_PORT1)
J1-J8 Jumpers
1.4
ASRock 8CH I/O
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
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2. Installation
K8Upgrade-NF3 is an ATX form factor (12.0-in x 7.5-in, 30.5 cm x 19.1 cm)
motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your
chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
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.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static
electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or
the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a
safety grounded object before you handle components.
Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard
to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may
damage the motherboard.
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2.1
CPU Installation
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
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Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle.
Position the CPU directly above the socket such that the CPU corner with
the golden triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
Step 4.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Socket Corner
CPU Golden Triangle
Lever 90° Up
STEP 1:
Lift Up The Socket Lever
STEP 2 / STEP 3:
Match The CPU Golden Triangle
To The Socket Corner
STEP 4:
Push Down And Lock
The Socket Lever
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
After you install the CPU into this motherboard, it is necessary to install a
larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. You also need to spray
thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat
dissipation. Make sure 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 8, No. 6). For proper
installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan
and the heatsink.
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2.3
Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard is equipped with two 184-pin DDR (Double Data Rate) DIMM slots.
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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2.4
Expansion Slots
(Future CPU Port, PCI Slots and AGP Slot)
There are 1 Future CPU Port, 4 PCI slots and 1 AGP slot on K8Upgrade-NF3
motherboard.
Future CPU Port (Yellow-Colored Port):
Future CPU Port allows you to upgrade your AMD 754-Pin CPU to AMD 939-Pin CPU by
installing an add-on ASRock 939CPU Board into this future CPU Port on K8UpgradeNF3 motherboard. You may also install ASRock M2CPU Board into this future CPU
Port on this motherboard to upgrade your AMD 754-Pin CPU to AMD 940-Pin (M2) CPU
in the future. Before you upgrade the 754-Pin CPU to the 939-Pin CPU / 940-Pin (M2)
CPU, it is necessary to adjust the jumper settings for those required jumpers on
K8Upgrade-NF3 motherboard. Please refer to the table below for the correct jumper
settings.
This yellow-colored Future CPU Port is not an AGP slot! Please do
NOT insert any AGP card into it!
CPU Type
Jumper Settings
3
3
2
2
J3
J4
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
J5
2
2
754-Pin CPU
3
3
3
J1
J7
J6
J8
J2
(Default)
1_2
J9
1_2
J10
2_3
J15
939-Pin CPU
(Using add-on
ASRock 939CPU
Board)
/ 940-Pin (M2)
CPU
2
2
1
1
J3
J4
2
1
1
J1
J2
2_3
(Using add-on
ASRock M2CPU
Board)
J9
2_3
J10
1_2
J15
13
1
1
1
J5
2
2
2
2
1
2
J6
J7
J8
NOTE
When adjusting the jumper settings, you may use the tool, Jumper Cap Remover, to help you
removing the jumper caps more easily. This Jumper Cap Remover is bundled in your motherboard
package, and please follow the “Jumper Cap Remover Instruction” to use it properly.
PCI Slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
AGP slot: The AGP slot is used to install a graphics card. The ASRock AGP slot has
a special design of clasp that can securely fasten the inserted graphics
card.
Please do NOT use a 3.3V AGP card on the AGP slot of this
motherboard! It may cause permanent damage! For the voltage information of your AGP card, please check with the AGP card vendors.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in
a chassis).
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the
screws for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Replace the system cover.
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2.5
Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are
setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap
is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The
illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1
and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is
placed on these 2 pins.
Jumper
PS2_USB_PW1
Setting
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or
+5V
+5VSB
USB wake up events.
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by
power supply.
1_2
2_3
(see p.8, No. 1)
JR1 JL1 Jumper
(see p.8, No. 23)
JL1
JR1
Note: If the jumpers JL1 and JR1 are short, both the front panel and the rear panel
audio connectors can work.
Clear CMOS Jumper
(CLRCMOS2)
(see p.8, No. 14)
1_2
Default
2_3
Clear CMOS
Note: CLRCMOS2 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 pin2 and pin3
on CLRCMOS2 for 5 seconds. However, please do not clear the CMOS right
after you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when you just finish
updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system first, and then shut it down
before you do the clear-CMOS action.
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2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps
over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the
motherboard!
•
Floppy Connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
Pin1
(see p.8 No. 20)
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)
Secondary IDE Connector (Black)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.8 No. 9)
(39-pin IDE2, see p.8 No. 8)
PIN1
IDE1
PIN1
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
IDE2
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
Note: If you use only one IDE device on this motherboard, please set the IDE
device as “Master”. Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor
for the details. Besides, to optimize compatibility and performance, please
connect your hard disk drive to the primary IDE connector (IDE1, blue) and
CD-ROM to the secondary IDE connector (IDE2, black).
Serial ATA Connectors
(SATA1: see p.8 No. 10)
(SATA2: see p.8 No. 11)
SATA2
SATA1
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
These two 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.
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Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
(Optional)
connect to the SATA HDD
power connector
connect to the
power supply
USB 2.0 Header
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB67)
(see p.8 No. 18)
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.8 No. 19)
1
GND
P+4
P-4
USB_PWR
IRTX
+5VSB
DUMMY
Infrared Module Header
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.8 No. 27)
1
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD1
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
+5VA
BACKOUT-R
BACKOUT-L
(9-pin AUDIO1)
(see p.8 No. 22)
1
ASRock 8CH 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.
ASRock 8CH 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
and receiving infrared module.
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: see p.8 No. 26)
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.
AUD-OUT-L
DUMMY
AUD-OUT-R
MIC-POWER
MIC
17
This is an interface for front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.8 No. 16)
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.8 No. 15)
Chassis Fan Connector
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(see p.8 No. 17)
CPU Fan Connector
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
(3-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.8 No. 6)
ATX Power Connector
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 the CPU fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(20-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.8 No. 3)
ATX 12V Power Connector
Please note that it is necessary
to connect a power supply with
ATX 12V plug to this connector.
Failing to do so will cause power
up failure.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.8 No. 2)
Game Port Header
+5V
JBB1
JBX
MIDI_OUT
JBY
JBB2
MIDI_IN
(15-pin GAME1)
(see p.8 No. 21)
1
+5V
JAB2
JAY
GND
GND
JAX
JAB1
+5V
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Connect a Game cable to this
header if the Game port bracket
is installed.
2.7
Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) Hard Disks Installation
This motherboard supports Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks and RAID functions. 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.
2.8
Realtek Audio Driver Installation For Windows ME
If your system is Windows ME, please make sure to install USB 2.0 driver before
installing Realtek Audio driver; for other driver installation, please follow the driver
order in our support CD.
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2.9
Installing Windows 2000 / Windows XP /
Windows XP 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows XP 64-bit on your
SATA HDDs with RAID functions, please follow the below steps.
STEP 1: Make a SATA Driver Diskette.
A.
Insert the ASRock 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 CDROM 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 2: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option from [non-RAID] to [RAID].
STEP 3: Use “RAID BIOS Setting Utility” 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 BIOS Setting Utility
After step1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows XP
64-bit.
NOTE. If you install Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows XP 64-bit on IDE HDDs and
want to manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions, you still need
to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] first. Then, please set the RAID
configuration by using “RAID Utility for Windows” in Windows environment.
Please refer to the document in the Support CD, “Guide to nVidia RAID Utility
for Windows”, which is located in the folder at the following path:
.. \ RAID Utility for Windows
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2.10 Installing Windows 2000 / Windows XP /
Windows XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you just want to install Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows XP 64-bit on your
SATA HDDs without RAID functions, you don’t have to make a SATA driver diskette.
Besides, there is no need for you to change the BIOS setting. You can start to install
Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows XP 64-bit on your system directly.
2.11 Installing W
indows 98 SE / W
indows ME on SA
Windows
Windows
SATTA HDD
If you want to install Windows 98 SE / Windows ME on SATA HDD, it must be installed
on SATA 1 in order to finish the OS installation process. After finishing the installation
of Windows 98 SE / Windows ME, please install Windows SE 98 / Windows ME
registry patch file provided in the support CD, which is located in the folder at the
following patch:
.. \ Nvidia SATA patch for Win98/ME
Then the SATA HDD can be used in SATA 1 or SATA 2 port.
Windows 98 SE / Windows ME does not support RAID function.
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3. BIOS SETUP UTILITY
3.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
The Flash Memory 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>
3.2
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
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
[17:00:09]
[Tue 05/31/2005]
:
BIOS Version
:
Processor Type
Processor Speed :
Microcode Update :
:
L1 Cache Size
:
L2 Cache Size
Total Memory
DDR 1
DDR 2
K8Upgrade-NF3 BIOS P1.0
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
2200 MHz
F7A/3A
128KB
1024KB
: 256MB
: 256MB/166MHz (DDR333)
: None
Security
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.
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Exit
If ASRock 939CPU Board is installed into the FUTURE_CPU_PORT on this
motherboard, you will see the below Main screen when entering the BIOS SETUP
UTILITY.
Advanced
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[17:00:09]
[Tue 05/31/2005]
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Processor Speed
Microcode Update
L1 Cache Size
L2 Cache Size
Total Memory
DDR
DDR
DDR
DDR
1
2
3
4
(K8_939)
(K8_939)
(K8_939)
(K8_939)
:
:
:
:
:
:
K8Upgrade-NF3 BIOS P1.0
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
2200 MHz
F7A/3A
128KB
1024KB
: 256MB
Single-Channel Memory Mode
: 256MB/166MHz (DDR333)
: 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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If ASRock M2CPU Board is installed into the FUTURE_CPU_PORT on this
motherboard, you will see the below Main screen when entering the BIOS SETUP
UTILITY.
Advanced
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
System Overview
System Time
System Date
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Processor Speed
Microcode Update
L1 Cache Size
L2 Cache Size
Total Memory
DDR
DDR
DDR
DDR
1
2
3
4
(K8_940)
(K8_940)
(K8_940)
(K8_940)
[17:00:09]
[Tue 05/31/2005]
:
:
:
:
:
:
K8Upgrade-NF3 BIOS P1.0
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
2200 MHz
F7A/3A
128KB
1024KB
: 256MB
Single-Channel Memory Mode
: 256MB/166MHz (DDR333)
: None
: None
: None
Security
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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Exit
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.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security
Exit
Options for 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
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
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3.3.1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
AGP Frequency (MHz)
Boot Failure Guard
Spread Spectrum
Cool' n' Quiet
[Auto]
[200]
[66]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x11
1.550 V
[Auto]
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
Burst Length
CAS Latency (CL)
TRCD
TRAS
TRP
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[8 Beats]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Cnfiguration
options: [Auto], [CPU, AGP, Sync.] and [CPU, AGP, Async.].
CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency. The range is from 140MHz to
300MHz. The default value is [200].
AGP Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency. The range is from 50MHz to
100MHz. The default value is [66].
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Auto] as default.
Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology.
Processor Maximum Multiplier
It will display Processor Maximum Multiplier for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Multiplier and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
AGP Frequency (MHz)
Boot Failure Guard
Spread Spectrum
Cool' n' Quiet
[Auto]
[200]
[66]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x11
1.550 V
[Manual]
Processor Multiplier
Processor Voltage
[x8]
[1.500V]
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
Burst Length
CAS Latency (CL)
TRCD
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[8 Beats]
[Auto]
[Auto]
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Processor Multiplier
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. You may set the value from [x8] up to [x25] but
no higher than the value of “Processor Maximum Multiplier”. For example, if
the value of “Processor Maximum Multiplier” is [x11], the actual value of
multiplier will be [x11] even if you set this item to a value higher than [x11].
However, for system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of
this item.
Processor Voltage
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. You may set the value from [1.550V] down to
[0.800V]. However, for safety and system stability, it is not recommended
to adjust the value of this item.
Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the
standard values as listed: [133 MHz (DDR266)], [166 MHz (DDR333)],
[200 MHz (DDR400)].
Flexibility Option
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
Burst Length
Burst length can be set to 8 or 4 beats. 64 Bit Dq must use the 4 beats.
CAS Latency (CL)
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration
options: [Auto], [2.0], [3.0], and [2.5]. The default value is [Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK],
[4CLK], [5CLK], and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
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TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK], [6CLK],
[7CLK], [8CLK], [9CLK], [10CLK], [11CLK], [12CLK], [13CLK], [14CLK], and
[15CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK],
[4CLK], [5CLK], and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
MA Timing
Use this to adjust values for MA timing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T],
[1T]. The default value is [Auto].
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Chipset Settings
OnBoard AC97 Audio
OnBoard LAN
[Auto]
[Enabled]
AGP Data Rate
AGP Aperture Size
AGP Fast Write
AGP SideBand Address
Primary Graphics Adapter
[4X]
[64MB]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[PCI]
HT Width
HT Speed
DRAM Voltage
AGP Voltage
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Enable/Disable onboard
Audio device.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard AC97 Audio
Select [Auto] or [Disabled] for the onboard AC97 Audio feature.
OnBoard LAN
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN feature.
AGP Data Rate
Use this item to adjust the AGP Data Rate. Configuration options: [4X], [2X],
[1X].
AGP Aperture Size
It refers to a section of the PCI memory address range used for graphics
memory. It is recommended to leave this field at the default value unless the
installed AGP card’s specifications requires other sizes. Configuration
options: [32MB], [64MB], [128MB], [256MB], and [512MB].
AGP Fast Write
This allows you to enable or disable the feature of AGP fast write protocol
support.
AGP SideBand Address
This allows you to enable or disable the feature of AGP SideBand Address.
Configuration options: [Enabled], and [Disabled].
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Primary Graphics Adapter
This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video
card. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple
video controllers. The default value of this feature is [PCI]. Configuration
options: [PCI] and [AGP].
HT Width
You may set the HyperTransport width as [8 Bit], [16 Bit], or [Auto]. The
default value is [Auto].
HT Speed
You may set the HyperTransport speed as [Auto], [200 MHz], [400 MHz],
[600 MHz], [800 MHz], or [1000 MHz]. The default value is [Auto].
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [Ultra High],
[High], [Normal], and [Low]. The default value is [Auto].
AGP Voltage
Use this to select among [Normal] and [High] for AGP Voltage. The default
value is [High].
3.3.3 ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Repost Video on STR Resume
[Auto]
[No]
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
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. If
you set this item to [Disabled], the function “Repost Video on STR Resume”
will be hidden.
Repost Video on STR Resume
This feature allows you to repost video on STR resume. It is recommended
to enable this feature under Microsoft Windows 98 / ME. (STR refers to
suspend to RAM.)
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power
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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.
3.3.4 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
IDE Configuration
OnBoard IDE Controller
OnBoard SATA Controller
SATA Operation Mode
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
[Both]
[Enabled]
[RAID]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[ATAPI CDROM]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
DISABLED: disables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
PRIMARY: enables only
the Primary IDE
Controller.
SECONDARY: enables
only the Secondary IDE
Controller.
BOTH: enables both IDE
Controllers.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard IDE Controller
You may enable either the primary IDE channel or the secondary IDE channel.
Or you may enable both the primary and the secondary IDE channels by
selecting [Both]. Set to [Disabled] will disable the both. Configuration options:
[Disabled], [Primary], [Secondary], [Both].
OnBoard SATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “OnBoard SATA Controller” feature.
SATA Operation Mode
Use this item to adjust SATA Operation Mode. The default value of this
option is [non-RAID]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA HDDs,
please select [RAID].
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will
use the “Primary IDE Master” as the example in the following instruction,
which can be applied to the configurations of “Primary IDE Slave”, “Secondary IDE Master”, and “Secondary IDE Slave” as well.
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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.
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
:Hard Disk
:MAXTOR 6L080J4
:80.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-6
: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]
[Disabled]
+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.
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.
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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 sections
may cause system to malfunction.
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
[64]
[Enabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
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"]
[Disabled]
Floppy A
Floppy B
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 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
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
Legacy USB Support
To enable or disable
the onboard USB
controllers.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+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
Security
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 37 C / 98 F
: 31 C / 87 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
: 2833 RPM
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
1.532 V
3.129 V
4.877 V
11.741 V
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Exit
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
Removable Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM-MAXTOR 6L08]
[CD/DVD: SM-CD-ROM]
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.
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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
Clear 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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4. Software Suppor
Supportt
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:
98 SE / ME / 2000 / XP. 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 including ASRock Express GbL PCI Express LAN card driver if the system detects the 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 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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APPENDIX:
echnology
AMD’s Cool ‘n’ Quiet TM TTechnology
For power-saving sake, it is strongly recommended to enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM
technology under Windows system. When using this feature, please make sure to
install “AMD Processor Driver” from the “Support CD” first.
If you are using Windows 2000/XP operating system, please follow the instruction
below to enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
From the Windows 2000/XP operating system, click the Start button.
Select Settings, then Control Panel.
Switch to Classic View. (for Windows XP only)
Double-click the Display icon in the Control Panel then select the Screen
Saver tab.
Click the “Power…” button. The following dialog box appears.
From the Power schemes combo list box, select Minimal Power
Management.
Click OK to implement settings.
If you are using Windows 98SE/ME operating system, please follow the instruction
below to enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
From the Windows 98SE/ME operating system, click the Start button.
Select Settings, then Control Panel.
Double-click the Display icon in the Control Panel then select the Screen
Saver tab.
From the Energy saving features of monitor group, click the “Settings...”
button.
From the Power Options Properties dialog box, select AMD’s Cool ‘n’
QuietTM Technology tab.
Click the Performance combo list box, to select desired mode. Automatic mode is the recommended setting.
Click OK to implement settings.
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