775i915PL-SATA2
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published June 2005
Copyright©2005 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com
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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) ................................................... 8
1.4 Motherboard Layout ...................................................... 9
1.5 ASRock 8CH I/O ............................................................. 10
2 Installation ...................................................... 11
2.1 Screw Holes .................................................................
2.2 Pre-installation Precautions ...........................................
2.3 CPU Installation ..............................................................
2.4 Installation of Heatsink and CPU fan .............................
2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) .........................
2.6 Expansion Slots .............................................................
2.7 Dual Graphics Feature ...................................................
2.8 Surround Display Feature .............................................
2.9 Jumpers Setup ..............................................................
2.10 Onboard Headers and Connectors ............................
2.11 Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disks Installation ...................
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3 BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY ........................................... 23
3.1 Introduction ....................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ....................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys ...................................................
3.2 Main Screen ...................................................................
3.3 Advanced Screen .........................................................
3.3.1 CPU Configuration ................................................
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration ..........................................
3.3.3 ACPI Configuration ...............................................
3.3.4 IDE Configuration .................................................
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration ...........................................
3.3.6 Floppy Configuration ...........................................
3.3.7 Super IO Configuration ........................................
3.3.8 USB Configuration ...............................................
3.4 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen ..................
3.5 Boot Screen ...................................................................
3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration ..................................
3.6 Security Screen ............................................................
3.7 Exit Screen ....................................................................
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4 Software Support ........................................... 38
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 775i915PL-SATA2 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 http://www.asrock.com
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock 775i915PL-SATA2 Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.0-in, 30.5 cm x 20.3 cm)
ASRock 775i915PL-SATA2 Quick Installation Guide
ASRock 775i915PL-SATA2 Support CD
(including LGA 775 CPU Installation Live Demo)
One 80-conductor Ultra ATA 66/100 IDE Ribbon Cable
One Ribbon Cable for a 3.5-in Floppy Drive
One Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)
One Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)
One ASRock 8CH I/O
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1.2 Specifications
Platform:
CPU:
ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.0-in, 30.5 cm x 20.3 cm
775-Pin Socket
supporting Intel® Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D processor (in 775-land
LGA package)
Chipsets:
North Bridge:
Intel® 915PL chipset, FSB @ 800 / 533MHz,
supports Hyper-Threading Technology (see CAUTION 1)
South Bridge:
Intel® ICH6, supports SATA 1.5Gb/s
Memory:
2 DDR DIMM slots: DDR1 and DDR2
supports PC3200 (DDR400) / PC2700 (DDR333),
Max. 2GB
Dual Channel Memory Technology support(see CAUTION 2)
IDE:
IDE1: ATA 100 / Ultra DMA Mode 5, supports up to 2 IDE devices
Serial ATA:
Supports up to 4 SATA devices at 1.5Gb/s data transfer rate
(No Support for “RAID” and “Hot Plug” functions)
Serial ATA II:
1 SATA II device at 3.0Gb/s data transfer rate
(Supports “Hot Plug” function)
Floppy Port:
Supports up to 1 floppy disk drive
Audio:
7.1 channels AC’97 Audio
PCI LAN:
Speed: 802.3u (10/100 Ethernet), supports Wake-On-LAN
Hardware Monitor:CPU temperature sensing,
Chassis temperature sensing,
CPU overheat shutdown to protect CPU life
(ASRock U-COP)(see CAUTION 3),
CPU fan tachometer,
CPU Quiet Fan support,
Chassis fan tachometer,
Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
PCI slots:
4 PCI slots with PCI Specification 2.2
PCI EXPRESS slots: 1 slot with PCIE x 16, 1 slot with PCIE x 1;
PCIE Specification 1.0a
AGI EXPRESS slot: 1 slot with PCI Express x 4, supports PCI Express x 16 Graphic
Card (see CAUTION 4)
USB 2.0:
8 USB 2.0 ports:
includes 4 default USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel,
plus two headers to support 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
(see CAUTION 5)
ASRock 8CH I/O:
1 PS/2 Mouse Port, 1 PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 Serial Port: COM1
1 Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
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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,
Supports jumperfree,
CPU frequency stepless control
(only for advanced users’ reference, see CAUTION 7)
Microsoft® Windows® 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit
compliant (see CAUTION 8)
BIOS:
OS:
CAUTION!
1.
About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”, please check page 26.
2.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before you
implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the
3.
installation guide of memory modules on page 15 for proper installation.
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.
If you install PCI Express VGA card to AGI Express slot (PCI Express x
4), PCIE2 slot (PCIE x 1) and SATAII functions will be disabled. For the
information of the compatible PCI Express VGA cards, please refer to the
“Supported PCI Express VGA Card List for AGI Express Slot (PCI Express
x 4)” on page 8. For the proper installation of PCI Express VGA card,
please refer to the installation guide on page 16.
5.
Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows® XP
SP1 / 2000 SP4.
6.
For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono
modes. For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-channel,
6-channel, and 8-channel modes. Please check the table on page 10 for
proper connection.
7.
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.
8.
Because of Intel 915PL chipset limitation, Windows 98 / ME does not
support USB 2.0 but only USB 1.1. Besides, after installing Windows 98 /
ME, two display adapter controllers will appear in “Display Adapters” of
“Device Manager”. Please remove one of the display adapter controllers,
and then you can successfully install the VGA driver.
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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
n-VIDIA
ATI
Model Name
Chipset Name
ASUS EN5750
GeForce PCX5750
ASUS Extreme N5900
ASUS EN6200GE
GeForce PCX5900
GeForce 6200
ASUS EN6200
ASUS EN6600
GeForce 6200
GeForce 6600
ASUS EN6800GT
ASUS EN6800
GeForce 6800GT
GeForce 6800
ALBATRON PC6600GT
GIGABYTE GV-NX66128D
GeForce 6600GT
GeForce 6600
GIGABYTE GV-NX62128D
LEADTEK PX6200 TC/TDH
GeForce 6200
GeForce 6200TC
MSI PCX 5750-TD128
SPARKLE GeFORCE 6200TC
GeForce PCX5750
GeForce 6200TC
ASUS EAX600XT/HTVD
Radeon X600 XT
ASUS EAX700PRO/TVD
ABIT X600XT
Radeon X700 PRO
Radeon X600 XT
Gecube RX300
GIGABYTE GV-RX60P128D
Radeon X300
Radeon X600 PRO
GECUBE X850XT-VIVO
MSI X800XT
Radeon X850 XT
Radeon X800 XT
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
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1.4 Motherboard Layout
1
3
2
4
5
6
20.3cm (8.0 in)
Intel
915PL
Chipset
CD1
PCIE2
SATA2_EN2
SATA2_EN1
SATA2_EN3
SATA2_EN4
1
7.1CH
10
PCI
EXPRESS
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In
IC te
H l
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PCI 1
775i915PL-SATA2
1
PCI
LAN
PCI 2
SATA2_EN5
SATA4
USB2.0
SATA3
SATA1
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SATA2
SATA
PCI 3
AUDIO
CODEC
GAME1
JR1 JL1
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
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14
15
16
17
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SPEAKER1 1
PCI 4
AUDIO1
1
1
IR1
USB67
USB45
FLOPPY1
1
1
PANEL1
PLED PWRBTN
1
HDLED
RESET
CHA_FAN1
26
8
9
1
CLRCMOS1
SATAII_1
AGI_EXPRESS1
2Mb
BIOS
27
SATAII
1
30
29
7
CMOS
Battery
JMicron
JMB360
Super
I/O
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IDE1
PCIE1
PCIEX1_EN4
PCIEX1_EN3
PCIEX1_EN2
PCIEX1_EN1
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
ATXPWR1
Center:
SIDE SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
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Top:
REAR SPK
36
30.5cm (12.0 in)
USB 2.0
T: USB0 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB1
DDR DIMM2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR DIMM1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
CPU_FAN1
FSB800
Prescott 800
COM1
PARALLEL PORT
PS2
Keyboard
ATX12V1
DDR400
PS2
Mouse
Dual Channel
1
PS2_USB_PWR1
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14
15
16
1
24
23
PS2_USB_PWR1 Jumper
ATX 12V Connector (ATX12V1)
775-Pin CPU Socket
North Bridge Controller
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
184-pin DDR DIMM Slots
(DDR1- 2, Dual Channel)
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Black)
JMicron JMB360 Chipset (PCIEX1 interface)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_1, red)
South Bridge Controller
Secondary Serial ATA Connector (SATA2, blue)
Third Serial ATA Connector (SATA3, black)
Fourth Serial ATA Connector (SATA4, black)
Primary Serial ATA Connector (SATA1, blue)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
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21
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23
24
25
26
27
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29
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32
33
34
35
36
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19 18 17
Infrared Module Connector (IR1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB67, Blue)
SATA2_EN5
USB 2.0 Header (USB45, Blue)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Game Port Header (GAME1)
JR1 JL1 Jumper
Front Panel Audio Header (AUDIO1)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 4)
BIOS FWH Chip
AGI Express Slot (PCI Express x 4)
PCIEX1_EN1 - 4
PCI Express Slot (PCIE2)
SATA2_EN1 - 4
PCI Express Slot (PCIE1)
SLI Power
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
1.5
ASRock 8CH I/O
1
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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)
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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
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6
8
V
V
V
V
V
V
-V
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Chapter 2 Installation
775i915PL-SATA2 is an ATX form factor (12.0" x 8.0", 30.5 x 20.3 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 9, No. 5).
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 9, No. 5).
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)
775i915PL-SATA2 motherboard provides two 184-pin DDR (Double Data Rate)
DIMM slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel
configuration, you always need to install two identical (the same brand, speed,
size and chip-type) memory modules in the DDR DIMM slots to activate Dual
Channel Memory Technology. Otherwise, it will operate at single channel mode.
If you install only one memory module or two non-identical memory
modules, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break
on the slot.
notch
break
notch
break
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the
slot at incorrect orientation.
Step 3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully
snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI, PCI Express, and AGI Express
Slots (PCI Express x 4))
There are 4 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. Please check the jumper set
tings on page 17 for different functions.
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 8. Please check the jumper settings on page 17 for different functions.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
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2.7 Dual Graphics Feature
This motherboard supports Dual Graphics Technology. When installing the add-on
VGA cards to this motherboard, you are allowed choosing two different ways to
decide the function of PCIE2 slot (PCIE x 1), AGI Express slot, and SATA II. The
default value of this feature is to enable PCIE2 slot (PCIE x 1), AGI Express slot
(only PCI Express x 1), and SATA II. You can also adjust the jumpers to disable
PCIE2 slot (PCIE x 1) and SATA II. Then only AGI Express slot (PCI Express x 4) will
be enabled. In other words, you are able to adjust the jumpers to enjoy the benefit
of Dual Graphics feature. Please refer to the table below for the correct jumper
settings.
2_3
2_3
2_3
Jumper Settings
2_3
Function
1_2
1_2
PCIE x 1_EN1
PCIE x 1_EN2
PCIE x 1_EN4
PCIE x 1_EN3
SATA2_EN2
Enable
PCIE2 /
SATA II /
AGI Express
(only PCIE x 1)
(Default)
SATA2_EN1
1_2
SATA2_EN3
1_2
SATA2_EN4
1_2
1_2
1_2
2_3
PCIE x 1_EN1
PCIE x 1_EN2
PCIE x 1_EN3
SATA2_EN2
PCIE x 1_EN4
Enable
AGI Express
(PCIE x 4)
(Disable
PCIE2 /
SATA II)
1_2
1_2
SATA2_EN5
2_3
SATA2_EN1
2_3
SATA2_EN3
2_3
SATA2_EN4
2_3
SATA2_EN5
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2.8 Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports Surround Display upgrade. With the external add-on
PCI VGA card and PCI Express VGA card, you can easily enjoy the benefits of
Surround Display feature.
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
1_2
2_3
Description
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
(see p.9 No. 1)
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2
or USB wake up events.
+5V
+5VSB
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by
power supply.
JR1 JL1(see
p.9 No. 25)
JR1
JL1
Note: If the jumpers JL1 and JR1 are short, both the front panel and the rear panel
audio connectors can work.
Clear CMOS
(CLRCMOS1, 2-pin jumper)
2-pin jumper
(see p.9 No. 9)
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. 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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2.10 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)
FLOPPY1
Pin1
(see p.9 No. 23)
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.9 No. 7)
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 Connectors
(SATA1: see p.9 No. 15)
(SATA2: see p.9 No. 12)
(SATA3: see p.9 No. 13)
SATA1 SATA2 SATA3 SATA4
(SATA4: see p.9 No. 14)
Serial ATA II Connector
(SATA II_1: see p.9 No. 10)
SATA II_1
These four Serial ATA (SATA)
connectors support SATA data
cables for internal storage
devices. The current SATA
interface allows up to 1.5 Gb/s
data transfer rate.
This Serial ATA II (SATA II)
connector supports SATA II
data cables for internal storage
devices. The current SATA II
interface allows up to 3.0 Gb/s
data transfer rate.
It is recommended to plug SATAII HDD to SATAII connector and connect
SATAI HDD to SATAI connector.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
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
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.9 No. 20)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
USB 2.0 Header
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 accommo-
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB45)
(see p.9 No. 22)
1
GND
P+4
P-4
USB_PWR
IRTX
+5VSB
DUMMY
Infrared Module Header
1
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
These connectors allow 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
(4-pin CD1)
(CD1: see p.9 No. 35)
CD1
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
+5VA
BACKOUT-R
BACKOUT-L
(9-pin AUDIO1)
(see p.9 No. 26)
dates 4 default USB 2.0 ports. If
those USB 2.0 ports on the I/O
panel are not sufficient, this
USB 2.0 header is available to
support 2 additional USB 2.0
ports.
This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.9 No. 19)
Please connect the black end of
SATA power cable to the power
connector on each drive. Then
connect the white end of SATA
power cable to the power
connector of the power supply.
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AUD-OUT-L
GND
AUD-OUT-R
MIC-POWER
MIC
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This is an interface for front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.9 No. 18)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.9 No. 16)
1
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
Chassis Fan Connector
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.9 No. 17)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.9 No. 5)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
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 a 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.9 No. 36)
ATX 12V Connector
Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.9 No. 2)
SLI Power Connector
(4-pin SLI_POWER1)
(see p.9 No. 34)
SLI POWER_1
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It is not necessary to use this
connector, but please connect it
with a hard disk power connecor
when two graphics cards are
plugged to this motherboard at
the same time.
2.11 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) Hard Disks Installation
This motherboard adopts JMicron JMB360 chipset that supports Serial ATAII
(SATAII) hard disks, and Intel ICH6 south bridge chipset that supports Serial ATA
(SATA) hard disks. You may install SATA hard disks on this motherboard for
internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATA
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA hard disk.
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Chapter 3 BIOS SETUP UTILITY
3.1
Introduction
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
The BIOS FWH chip on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may
run the BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2>
during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise,
POST will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the
following BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you
see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the
Main
Advanced
H/W Monitor
Boot
screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
To set up the system time/date information
To set up the advanced BIOS features
To display current hardware status
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar,
and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
/
/
+ / <Enter>
<F1>
<F9>
<F10>
<ESC>
Function Description
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
Moves cursor up or down to select items
To change option for the selected items
To bring up the selected screen
To display the General Help Screen
To load optimal default values for all the settings
To save changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
3.2 Main Screen
When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview
Advanced
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[14:00:09]
[Thu 05/05/2005]
: 775i915PL-SATA2 BIOS P1.00
: Intel (R) CPU 3.40 GHz
(64bit supported)
Processor Speed
: 3400 MHz
Microcode Update : F34/14
Cache Size
: 1024KB
Security
Exit
Use [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DIMM 1
DIMM 2
: 512MB
Dual-Channel Memory Mode
: 256MB/166MHz (DDR333)
: 256MB/166MHz (DDR333)
+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 StatusUnlocked (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) SpeedStep(tm) tech.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[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.
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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.
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, 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) 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
166MHz (DDR333)
200MHz (DDR400)
[Auto]
DRAM Frequency
[Disabled]
Flexibility Option
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
[Auto]
DRAM CAS# Latency
Boot Graphic Adapter Priority
[PCIE/PCI]
OnBoard LAN
OnBoard AC'97 Audio
[Enabled]
[Auto]
VCCM
VDDQ
[Auto]
[Low]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
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: [166MHz (DDR 333)], [200MHz
(DDR 400)].
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: [3], [2.5], [2], and [Auto].
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay
This controls the latency between the DRAM active command and the
read / write command. Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks], [3 DRAM
Clocks], [4 DRAM Clocks], and [5 DRAM Clocks].
DRAM RAS# Precharge
This controls the idle clocks after a precharge command is issued.
Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks], [3 DRAM Clocks], [4 DRAM
Clocks], and [5 DRAM Clocks].
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge
This controls the number of DRAM clocks for TRAS. Configuration
options: [4 DRAM Clocks], [5 DRAM Clocks], [6 DRAM Clocks], [7 DRAM
Clocks], [8 DRAM Clocks], [9 DRAM Clocks], [10 DRAM Clocks], [11
DRAM Clocks], [12 DRAM Clocks], [13 DRAM Clocks], [14 DRAM Clocks],
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and [15 DRAM Clocks].
Boot Graphic Adapter Priority
This allows you to select [PCIE/PCI] or [PCI/PCIE] as the boot graphic adapter
priority. The default value is [PCIE/PCI].
OnBoard LAN
This allows you to enable or disable the “OnBoard LAN” feature.
OnBoard AC’97 Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard AC’97 Audio feature.
VCCM
Use this to select VCCM. Configuration options: [High], [Low],and [Auto].
The default value of this feature is [Auto].
VDDQ
Use this to select VDDQ. Configuration options: [High], and [Low].
The default value of this feature is [Low].
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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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.
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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
Set [Compatible]
when Legacy OS
(MS-DOS, WinMe / 98SE)
device is used.
IDE Configuration
ATA/IDE Configuration
OnBoard SATAII Controller
SATAII Operation Mode
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
SATAII
[Enhanced]
[Enabled]
[IDE]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[ATAPI CDROM]
[Not Detected]
[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 ME /
98SE). If native OS (Windows 2000 / XP) is installed, please select
[Enhanced].
When [Compatible] is selected, SATAII always works under SATA mode.
Combined Option
It allows you to select between [SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3, SATA 4], and
[IDE 1, SATA 2, SATA 4]. If it is set to [IDE 1, SATA 2, SATA 4], then SATA1,
SATA3 will not work.
Because Intel® ICH6 south bridge only supports four IDE devices
under legacy OS (Windows ME / 98SE), you have to choose [SATA 1,
SATA 2, SATA 3, SATA 4], or [IDE 1, SATA 2, SATA 4] when the installed
device is used with legacy OS.
[SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3, SATA 4]
[IDE 1, SATA 2, SATA 4]
Master
SATA1, SATA2
SATA2
Slave
SATA3, SATA4
SATA4
OnBoard SATAII Controller
Enable the onboard SATAII controller by selecting [Enabled]. The default
value of this option is [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled], [Disabled].
SATAII Operation Mode
Use this item to adjust SATAII Operation Mode. The default value of this
option is [IDE]. Configuration options: [IDE], [SATA]. If you set ATA/IDE Configuration to [Compatible], this feature will be hidden, and be set to [SATA].
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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.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Primary IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T.
:Hard Disk
:ST340014A
:40.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-5
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read
data from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the
Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]: This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
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Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto],
[Enabled].
32-Bit Data Transfer
Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
PCI / PnP Configuration
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 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
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
Security
Enable/Disable
CPU Quiet Fan
Function.
1.629V
3.306V
5.067V
11.890V
F1
F9
F10
ESC
[Disabled]
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 50 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.
Minimun Fan Speed
You can use this option to set the minimun fan speed. The default value
is [90%]. Configuration options: [90%] and [85%]. The CPU fan speed
will be controlled at the rate of 90% or 85%.
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: 98 /
ME / 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:
..\ MPEGAV \ LGA775INST.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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