User manual | ASRock 4CoreN73PV-HD720p Computer Hardware User Manual

4CoreN73PV-HD720p
User Manual
Version 3.1
Published February 2008
Copyright©2008 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY
The Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic
substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations
passed by the California Legislature. When you discard the Lithium battery in
California, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance.
“Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
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 Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows®
VistaTM Premium 2007 and Basic Logo.......................... 9
1.4 Minimum Hardware Requirement for 720p Blu-ray (BD) /
HD-DVD Playback Support ..........................................10
1.5 720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD Films Which Pass Our Lab
Test ................................................................................. 11
1.6 Motherboard Layout ........................................................ 12
1.7 ASRock 6CH DVI I/O ...................................................... 13
2 Installation ..................................................... 14
2.1 Screw Holes ................................................................... 14
2.2 Pre-installation Precautions ............................................ 14
2.3 CPU Installation .............................................................. 15
2.4 Installation of Heatsink and CPU fan ............................... 17
2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ......................... 18
2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) ..................... 19
2.7 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features ................ 20
2.8 Jumpers Setup ............................................................... 23
2.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors .................................. 24
2.10 SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide ....................................... 28
2.11 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation .................................................................... 29
2.12 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII
HDDs........................................................................ 29
2.13 SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation
Guide ....................................................................... 30
2.14 Driver Installation Guide .............................................. 32
2.15 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
Without RAID Functions ............................................. 32
2.15.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions....................................................... 32
2.15.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID
Functions....................................................... 33
2.16 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit With RAID Functions............................... 34
2.16.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions....................................................... 34
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2.16.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With
RAID Functions ............................................. 35
2.17 Untied Overclocking Technology .................................. 36
3 BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY .......................................... 37
3.1 Introduction .....................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar .....................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys ....................................................
3.2 Main Screen ...................................................................
3.3 Advanced Screen ............................................................
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 .......................................... 53
4.1 Install Operating System ................................................
4.2 Support CD Information ...................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD .............................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu .........................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ........................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information ...............................................
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock 4CoreN73PV-HD720p motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers
excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-bystep guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might
be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for specific information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1 PPack
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age Contents
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ASRock 4CoreN73PV-HD720p Motherboard
(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 8.0-in, 24.4 cm x 20.3 cm)
ASRock 4CoreN73PV-HD720p Quick Installation Guide
ASRock 4CoreN73PV-HD720p Support CD
One 80-conductor Ultra ATA 66/100/133 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 6CH DVI I/O Panel Shield
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Hybrid Booster
Expansion Slot
Graphics
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 8.0-in, 24.4 cm x 20.3 cm
- LGA 775 for Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme / CoreTM 2 Quad / CoreTM
2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core / Celeron®, supporting Quad Core
Yorkfield and Dual Core Wolfdale processors
- FSB1333/1066/800/533MHz
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- Supports EM64T CPU
- NVIDIA® GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i
- 2 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Support DDR2 800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 4GB (see CAUTION 3)
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 4)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 5)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce 7100
- DX9.0 VGA, Pixel Shader 3.0
- Max. shared memory 256MB (see CAUTION 6)
- Dual VGA Output: support DVI-D and D-Sub ports by
independent display controllers
- Supports HDCP function with DVI-D port
- Supports 720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
(see CAUTION 7)
- 5.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio
(ALC662 Audio Codec)
- Realtek PHY RTL8201CL
- Speed: 10/100 Ethernet
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
ASRock 6CH_DVI I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port
- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port
- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
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Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- 1 x RJ-45 Port
- HD Audio Jack: Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone
- 4 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 0+1, JBOD and RAID 5), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot
Plug” functions (see CAUTION 8)
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection header
- 1 x COM port header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 9)
- 1 x WiFi/E header (see CAUTION 10)
- 4Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- AMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
compliant
- FCC, CE, WHQL
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
WARNING
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting
the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using the thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability, or even
cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at
your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
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CAUTION!
1.
About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”, please check page
2.
40.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read
3.
“Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 36 for details.
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be
less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® XP
and Windows® VistaTM. For Windows ® XP 64-bit and Windows® VistaTM
4.
64-bit with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
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
5.
CPU.
While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown.
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the
motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it
back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal grease
between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system.
6.
7.
The maximum shared memory size is defined by the chipset vendor
and is subject to change. Please check NVIDIA ® website for the latest
information.
720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback support on this motherboard
requires the proper hardware configuration. Please refer to page10 and 11
for the minimum hardware requirement and the passed 720p Blu-ray (BD)
8.
/ HD-DVD films in our lab test.
Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 28 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
9.
directly.
Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit / VistaTM / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2.
10. WiFi/E header supports WiFi+AP function with ASRock WiFi-802.11g or
WiFi-802.11n module, an easy-to-use wireless local area network
(WLAN) adapter. It allows you to create a wireless environment and
enjoy the convenience of wireless network connectivity. Please visit our
website for the availability of ASRock WiFi-802.11g or WiFi-802.11n
module. ASRock website
http://www.asrock.com
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1.3
Minimum Hardware R
equirement TTable
able for
Requirement
®
TM
Windows Vista Premium 2007 and Basic Logo
For system integrators and users who purchase this motherboard and
plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium 2007 and Basic logo, please follow
below table for minimum hardware requirements.
CPU
Celeron D 326
Memory
1GB system memory (Premium)
512MB Single Channel (Basic)
VGA
DX9.0 with WDDM Driver
DVI with HDCP
* If you use onboard VGA with total system memory size 512MB and plan to
submit Windows® VistaTM Basic logo, please adjust the shared memory size of
onboard VGA to 64MB. If you use onboard VGA with total system memory size
above 512MB and plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium or Basic logo,
please adjust the shared memory size of onboard VGA to 128MB or above.
* If you plan to use external graphics card on this motherboard, please refer to
Premium Discrete requirement at http://www.asrock.com
* If the onboard VGA supports DVI, it must also support HDCP function to qualify for
Windows ® VistaTM Premium 2007 logo.
* After June 1, 2007, all Windows® VistaTM systems are required to meet above
minimum hardware requirements in order to qualify for Windows ® VistaTM
Premium 2007 logo.
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1.4
Minimum Hardware Requirement for 720p Blu-ray
-D
VD Playback Suppor
HD-D
-DVD
Supportt
(BD) / HD
720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback support on this motherboard
requires the proper hardware configuration. Please refer to below table
for the minimum hardware requirement.
CPU
Wolfdale E8500
VGA
Memory
Onboard VGA with DVI-D port
DDR2 800, 1GB x 2
Suggested OS
Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64
* If you need to use CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra version 7.2 or 7.3, we suggest to
disable Hardware Acceleration function for better playback performance and
compatibility. After executing CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra program, please follow
below steps to disable Hardware Acceleration function.
A. Right-click the main page of CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra program.
B. Click “Configuration”.
C. Select “Video”.
D. Click “Enable hardware acceleration (nVidia PureVideo)” to remove the “V” mark
in this item.
E. Click “OK” to save the change.
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1.5
P assed 720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD -D
VD FFilms
ilms in Our
-DVD
est
L ab TTest
DVD
Film Name
Format
Type
Blu-ray SWORDFISH
DVD
HDDVD
Producer
VC-1
WB
UNDERWORLD EVOLUTION
CASINO ROYALE
MPEG-2
MPEG-4-AVC
SONY
SONY
THE LAST STAND
SPEED
MPEG-4-AVC
MPEG-4-AVC
FOX
FOX
THE LEAGUE OF
MPEG-4-AVC
EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
FOX
KING KONG
THE INTERPRETER
VC-1
MPEG-4-AVC
UNIVERSAL
UNIVERSAL
NEW ORLEANS CONCERT
ONE SIX RIGHT
MPEG-2
MPEG-2
WEA
TERWILLIGER
* MPEG-4-AVC mentioned above refers to the same format of H.264.
* Above passed films are tested under below configuration.
Items
Configurations
CPU
VGA
Wolfdale E8500
Onboard VGA with DVI-D port
Memory
OS
DDR2 800, 1GB x 2
Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64
Playback Software
DVD Player
CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra
Pioneer BDR-101A / LG GBW-H10N (BD)
HP HD100 (HD-DVD)
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1.6 Motherboard Layout
1 2
3
5 6
4
7
20.3cm (8.0 in)
PS2
Mouse
ATX12V1
PCIE1
SATAII
CD1
24.4cm (9.6 in)
DDRII_2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDRII_1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR2 800
Yorkfield
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CLRCMOS1
10
1
PCI1
CMOS
Battery
PLED PWRBTN
PANEL1
PCI2
1
COM1
20
CHA_FAN1
1
WIFI/E
IR1
1
FLOPPY1
SPEAKER1
1
1
19
18
PS2_USB_PWR1 Jumper
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ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
17
ATX 12V Connector (ATX12V1)
18
775-Pin CPU Socket
19
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
North Bridge Controller
20
2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Slots
21
(DDRII_1 and DDRII_2; Yellow)
22
IDE1 Connector (IDE1, Blue)
23
Serial Port Connector (COM1)
24
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
25
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
26
Fourth SATAII Connector (SATAII_4 (PORT1.3))
27
Third SATAII Connector (SATAII_3 (PORT1.2))
28
Secondary SATAII Connector (SATAII_2 (PORT1.1))
Primary SATAII Connector (SATAII_1 (PORT1.0))
12
RESET
11
SATAII_1 (PORT1.0)
SATAII_2 (PORT1.1)
SATAII_3 (PORT1.2)
SATAII_4 (PORT1.3)
HDLED
HD_AUDIO1
RAID
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
4Mb
BIOS
1
AUDIO
CODEC
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
PCIE2
RoHS
LAN
PHY
IDE1
4CoreN73PV-HD720p
Super
I/O
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
NVIDIA
GeForce 7100
/ nForce 630i
Chipset
Quad Core CPU
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
Bottom:
MIC IN
23
22
21
USB6_7
Wolfdale
FSB1333
1
1
PCI
Top:
RJ-45
26
25
24
DVI
USB4_5
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
27
HDCP
ATXPWR1
VGA1
PARALLEL PORT
DVI_CON1
28
EXPRESS
PS2
Keyboard
CPU_FAN1
1
PS2_USB_PWR1
17 16 15 14 13 12
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection Header
(IR1)
WiFi/E Header (WIFI/E)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
PCI Slots (PCI1 - 2)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE2)
SPI Flash Memory (4Mb)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)
1.7
ASRock 6CH_DVI I/O
2
1
3
4
5
6
11
1
2
3
4
5
*6
10
8
9
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
Parallel Port
RJ-45 Port
Line In (Light Blue)
Front Speaker (Lime)
Microphone (Pink)
7
8
9
10
11
7
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
VGA/D-Sub Port
VGA/DVI-D Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
* To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. Please refer to below steps for the software setting of Multi-Streaming.
For Windows® XP:
After restarting your computer, you will find “Mixer” tool on your system. Please select “Mixer
ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and click “ok”. Choose “2CH” or
“4CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA Primary output” to use Rear Speaker
and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio. Then
reboot your system.
For Windows® VistaTM:
After restarting your computer, please double-click “Realtek HD Audio Manager” on the
system tray. Set “Speaker Configuration” to “Quadraphonic” or “Stereo”. Click “Device
advanced settings”, choose “Make front and rear output devices playbacks two different audio
streams simultaneously”, and click “ok”. Then reboot your system.
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Chapter 2 Installation
4CoreN73PV-HD720p is a Micro ATX form factor (9.6" x 8.0", 24.4 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 12, 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 12, 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 Memor y Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR2 (Double Data Rate 2) 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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2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There are 2 PCI slots and 2 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIE slots: PCIE1 (PCIE x1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane width
cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.
PCIE2 (PCIE x16 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x16 lane
width graphics cards.
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 Monitor and Surround Display Features
Dual Monitor Feature
This motherboard supports dual monitor feature. With the internal dual VGA output
support (DVI-D and D-Sub), you can easily enjoy the benefits of dual monitor feature
without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard. This motherboard also
provides independent display controllers for DVI-D and D-Sub to support dual VGA
output so that DVI-D and D-sub can drive same or different display contents. To enable
dual monitor feature, please follow the below steps:
1. Connect the DVI-D monitor cable to the VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel of this
motherboard. Connect the D-Sub monitor cable to the VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O
panel of this motherboard.
VGA/DVI-D port
VGA/D-Sub port
2. If you have installed onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system
already, you can freely enjoy the benefits of dual monitor function provided by
VGA/DVI-D and VGA/D-Sub ports with this motherboard after your system
boots. If you haven’t installed onboard VGA driver yet, please install onboard
VGA driver from our support CD to your system and restart your computer.
Then you can start to use dual monitor function provided by VGA/DVI-D and
VGA/D-Sub ports with this motherboard.
When you playback HDCP-protected video from Blu-ray (BD) or
HD-DVD disc, the content will be displayed only in one of the two
monitors instead of both monitors.
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Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal dual VGA
output support (DVI-D and D-Sub) and the external add-on PCI Express VGA card, you
can easily enjoy the benefits of surround display feature. Please refer to the following
steps to set up a surround display environment:
1. Install the NVIDIA® PCI Express VGA card to PCIE2 slot. Please refer to page 19
for proper expansion card installation procedures for details.
2. Connect the DVI-D monitor cable to the VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel of this
motherboard. Connect the D-Sub monitor cable to the VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O
panel of this motherboard.
3. Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Share Memory”
option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB], [64MB], [128MB] or [256MB] to
enable the function of VGA/D-sub. Please make sure that the value you select
is less than the total capability of the system memory. If you do not adjust the
BIOS setup, the default value of “Share Memory”, [Auto], will disable
VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA card is inserted to this
motherboard.
4. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to
your system. If you have installed the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI
Express VGA card driver already, there is no need to install them again.
5. Set up a multi-monitor display.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Properties”, and select the “Settings” tab so
that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to the steps
below.
A. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor.
B. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you wish
to be your primary monitor, and then select “Primary”. When you use
multiple monitors with your card, one monitor will always be Primary, and
all additional monitors will be designated as Secondary.
C. Select the display icon identified by the number 2.
D. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”.
E. Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”, if necessary.
F. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the
second monitor. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values.
G. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identified by the number
one, two, three and four.
For Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Personalize”, and select the “Display
Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor
according to the steps below.
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A. Click the number ”2” icon.
B. Click the items “This is my main monitor” and “Extend the desktop onto
this monitor”.
C. Click “OK” to save your change.
D. Repeat steps A through C for the display icon identified by the number
three and four.
6. Use Surround Display. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing
the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. The placement of
display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another.
HDCP Function with DVI-D Port
HDCP function is supported with DVI-D port on this motherboard. To
use HDCP function with this motherboard, you need to adopt the
monitor that supports HDCP function as well. Therefore, you can
enjoy the superior display quality with high-definition HDCP encryption
contents. Please refer to below instruction for more details about HDCP
function.
What is HDCP?
HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a
specification developed by Intel® for protecting digital entertainment
content that uses the DVI interface. HDCP is a copy protection
scheme to eliminate the possibility of intercepting digital data
midstream between the video source, or transmitter - such as a
computer, DVD player or set-top box - and the digital display, or
receiver - such as a monitor, television or projector. In other words,
HDCP specification is designed to protect the integrity of content as it
is being transmitted.
Products compatible with the HDCP scheme such as DVD players,
satellite and cable HDTV set-top-boxes, as well as few entertainment PCs requires a secure connection to a compliant display. Due
to the increase in manufacturers employing HDCP in their equipment,
it is highly recommended that the HDTV or LCD monitor you purchase
is compatible.
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2.8 Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are setup.
When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is
placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1
and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is
placed on these 2 pins.
Jumper
Setting
PS2_USB_PWR1
2_3
1_2
Description
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
(see p.12 No. 1)
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2
+5V
+5VSB
or USB wake up events.
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by power
supply.
Clear CMOS Jumper
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.12 No. 10)
1_2
Default
2_3
Clear CMOS
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 pin2 and pin3 on CLRCMOS1
for 5 seconds. However, please do not clear the CMOS right after you update the
BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when you just finish updating the BIOS, you
must boot up the system first, and then shut it down before you do the clearCMOS action.
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2.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps
over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the
motherboard!
FDD connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
(see p.12 No. 18)
Pin1
FLOPPY1
the red-striped side to Pin1
Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the
connector.
Primary IDE connector (Blue)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.12 No. 8)
IDE1
PIN1
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100133 cable
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
see p.12, No. 14)
(SATAII_3 (PORT1.2):
see p.12, No. 13)
(SATAII_4 (PORT1.3):
see p.12, No. 12)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
SATAII_4 (PORT1.3)
(SATAII_2 (PORT1.1):
SATAII_3 (PORT1.2)
see p.12, No. 15)
SATAII_2 (PORT1.1)
(SATAII_1 (PORT1.0):
SATAII_1 (PORT1.0)
Serial ATAII Connectors
These four Serial ATAII (SATAII)
connectors support SATA data
cables for internal storage
devices. The current SATAII
interface allows up to 3.0 Gb/s
data transfer rate.
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATA /
SATAII hard disk or the SATAII
connector on this motherboard.
(Optional)
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Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
Please connect the black end of
SATA power cable to the power
(Optional)
connector on each drive. Then
connect the white end of SATA
power cable to the power
connector of the power supply.
connect to the SATA HDD
power connector
connect to the
power supply
USB 2.0 Headers
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin US6_7)
(see p.12 No. 27)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.12 No. 28)
Besides four default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there are
two USB 2.0 headers on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+4
P-4
USB_PWR
WiFi/E Header
USB+5V_2
TXN
TXP
GND2
PCIE_RST#
+3SVB
RXN RXP
(15-pin WIFI/E)
(see p.12 No. 20)
1
PexCLK
GND1
PexCLK#
D0- D0+
PME#
USB+5V_1
DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection
Header
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.12 No. 19)
IRTX
+5VSB
Hotplug#
1
This header supports the Hot
Plug detection function for
ASRock DeskExpress.
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD1
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
(CD1: see p.12 No. 23)
This header supports WiFi+AP
function with ASRock
WiFi-802.11g or WiFi-802.11n
module, an easy-to-use wireless
local area network (WLAN)
adapter. It allows you to create a
wireless environment and enjoy the
convenience of wireless network
connectivity.
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This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.12 No. 21)
1
This is an interface for front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the
chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the
instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio
header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select
Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from
[Auto] to [Enabled].
F. Enter Windows system. Click the icon on the lower right hand
taskbar to enter Realtek HD Audio Manager.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Click “Audio I/O”, select “Connector Settings”
, choose
“Disable front panel jack detection”, and save the change by
clicking “OK”.
For Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Click the right-top “Folder” icon
, choose “Disable front
panel jack detection”, and save the change by clicking “OK”.
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.12 No. 11)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.12 No. 17)
1
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
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Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
Chassis Fan Connector
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 16)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 5)
4321
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
Please connect a chassis fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect a CPU fan cable
to this connector and match
the black wire to the ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin
CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.
If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this
motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
ATX Power Connector
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24
1
13
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(see p.12 No. 2)
Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector,
it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power
supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.
12
24
1
13
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
ATX 12V Connector
Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.12 No. 3)
Serial port Header
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.12 No. 9)
1
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
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This COM1 header
supports a serial port module.
2.10 SA
SATTAII Hard Disk Setup Guide
Before installing SATAII hard disk to your computer, please carefully read below
SATAII hard disk setup guide. Some default setting of SATAII hard disks may not be
at SATAII mode, which operate with the best performance. In order to enable SATAII
function, please follow the below instruction with different vendors to correctly adjust
your SATAII hard disk to SATAII mode in advance; otherwise, your SATAII hard disk
may fail to run at SATAII mode.
Western Digital
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 5 and pin 6 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the jumpers
from pin 5 and pin 6.
SAMSUNG
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4.
HITACHI
Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA
features. Please visit HITACHI’s website for details:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard
disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not
be the same. Please visit the vendors’ website for the updates.
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2.11
Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts NVIDIA® GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i chipset that supports
Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID functions. You may
install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage devices. This
section will guide you to install the SATA / SATAII hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
2 . 1 2 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII
Devices in RAID / AHCI mode. NVIDIA® GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i chipset provides
hardware support for Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI), a new operation
interface for SATA host controllers developed thru a joint industry effort. AHCI also
provides usability enhancements such as Hot Plug.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is
called “Hot Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII
HDDs while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has
been installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD.
What is Hot Swap Function?
If SATA / SATAII HDDs are built as RAID 1 or RAID 5 then it is called
“Hot Swap” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII
HDDs while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
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2.13 SA
eature and Operation
SATTA / SA
SATTAII HDD Hot Plug FFeature
Guide
This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII HDD in RAID / AHCI
mode. Please read below operation guide of SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug feature
carefully. Before you process the SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug, please check below
cable accessories from the motherboard gift box pack.
A. 7-pin SATA data cable
B. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface
A. SATA data cable (Red)
SATA 7-pin
connector
B. SATA power cable
The SATA 15-pin power
connector (Black) connect
to SATA / SATAII HDD
1x4-pin conventional
power connector (White)
connect to power supply
Caution
1. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug
cannot be processed.
2. Even some SATA / SATAII HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power connector
and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces, the IDE 1x4-pin
conventional power connector interface is definitely not able to support Hot
Plug and will cause the HDD damage and data loss.
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
1. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard, which supports
SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug.
* The SATA / SATAII Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the chipset
because of its limitation, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug support information of our
motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our website:
www.asrock.com
2. Make sure your SATA / SATAII HDD can support Hot Plug function from your
dealer or HDD user manual. The SATA / SATAII HDD, which cannot support Hot
Plug function, will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation.
3. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII driver is installed into system properly. The
latest SATA / SATAII driver is available on our support website:
www.asrock.com
4. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable, which are from our
motherboard package.
5. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash
or data loss.
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How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end Step 2 Connect SATA data cable to
the motherboard’s SATAII connector.
(White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable.
SATA power cable 1x4-pin
power connector (White)
Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector
(Black) end to SATA / SATAII HDD.
Step 4 Connect SATA data cable to
the SATA / SATAII HDD.
How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Unplug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
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2 . 1 4 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical drive
first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom side to install
those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
2 . 1 5 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM / Vista TM
64-bit W
ithout RAID FFunctions
unctions
Without
If you want to install Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® VistaTM or
Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please
follow below procedures according to the OS you install.
2.15.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs
without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette.
A.
Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® XP / XP 64-bit.)
B.
During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and
then a window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CD-ROM
as the boot device.
C.
When you see the message on the screen, “Generate Serial ATA driver
diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>.
D.
Then you will see these messages,
Please choose:
1. Generate AHCI Driver diskette for WindowsXP
2. Generate RAID Driver diskette for WindowsXP
3. Generate AHCI Driver diskette for WindowsXP64
4. Generate RAID Driver diskette for WindowsXP64
5. Exit
Reboot system now
Press any key to continue
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Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive. Select your required
item on the list according to the mode you choose and the OS you install.
Then press any key.
E.
The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA / SATAII
drivers into the floppy diskette.
STEP 3: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After making a SATA / SATAII driver diskette, you can start to install Windows® XP / XP
64-bit on your system. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a thirdparty AHCI driver. When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing
the NVIDIA® AHCI driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select
the driver to install according to the OS you install. The
drivers are as below:
A. NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required) Windows XP
B. NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required) Windows XP64
Please select A for Windows® XP in AHCI mode. Please select B for Windows® XP 64-bit
in AHCI mode.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [non-RAID].
STEP 2: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
2.15.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit
W
ithout RAID FFunctions
unctions
Without
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical drive
to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to install Windows?
” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive, and click the “Load
Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the NVIDIA® AHCI drivers. NVIDIA® AHCI
drivers are in the following path in our Support CD:
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(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit.)
.. \ I386 \ AHCI_Vista (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64\ AHCI_Vista64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into
the optical drive again to continue the installation.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [non-RAID].
STEP 2: Install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical drive
to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
2 . 1 6 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM / Vista TM
64-bit W
ith RAID FFunctions
unctions
With
If you want to install Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® VistaTM or
Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please
follow below procedures according to the OS you install.
2.16.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs
with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette.
Please make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette by following section 2.15.1 step 2 on
page 32.
STEP 3: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
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STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After step1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on your
system. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party RAID
driver. When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing the NVIDIA®
RAID driver. After reading the floppy disk, the drivers will be presented. Select the drivers
to install. The drivers are as below:
A. NVIDIA RAID Driver (required)
B. NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required)
Please select A and B for Windows® XP / XP 64-bit in RAID mode. (There are two RAID
drivers needed for RAID mode, you have to select them separately. Please specify the
first RAID driver and then specify again for the second one.)
NOTE. If you install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to manage
(create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII HDDs, you still
need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] in BIOS first. Then, please set the
RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide part of the docu
ment in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
2.16.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit With
RAID FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 3: Install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical drive
to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to install Windows?
” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive,
and click the “Load Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the NVIDIA® RAID
drivers. NVIDIA® RAID drivers are in the following path in our Support CD:
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit.)
.. \ I386 \ RAID_Vista (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64\ RAID_Vista64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
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After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into
the optical drive again to continue the installation.
NOTE. If you install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to
manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII HDDs,
you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] in BIOS first. Then, please
set the RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide in the
following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
2 . 1 7 Untied Overclocking TTechnology
echnology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you
enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter “Overclock Mode” option of BIOS
setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [CPU, PCIE, Async.]. Therefore, CPU FSB is
untied during overclocking, but PCI / PCIE buses are in the fixed mode so that FSB
can operate under a more stable overclocking environment.
Please refer to the warning on page 7 for the possible overclocking risk
before you apply Untied Overclocking Technology.
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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 SPI 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 01/10/2007]
: 4CoreN73PV-HD720p P1.00
: Intel (R) Core (TM) 2 Quad CPU
Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (64bit)
: 2500MHz
Processor Speed
Microcode Update : 10676/606
: 6144KB
Cache Size
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DDRII 1
DDRII 2
: 2048MB with 256MB shared memory
: 1024MB/266MHz (DDRII533)
: 1024MB/266MHz (DDRII533)
Security
Exit
Use [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
+Tab
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]
Use this item to specify the system time.
System Date [Day Month/Date/Year]
Use this item to specify the system date.
3.3 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, IDE Configuration, PCIPnP
Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration.
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Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
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 the over clock
mode.
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
Boot Failure Guard
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
SATAII Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
[333]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Ratio Actual Value
7.5
Enhanced Halt State
Max CPUID Value Limit
Intel Virtualization tech.
CPU Thermal Throttling
No-Excute Memory Protection
Hyper Threading Technology
Intel (R) SpeedStep (tm) tech.
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration
options: [Auto], [CPU, PCIE, Sync.] and [CPU, PCIE, Async.].
CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency.
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
CPU Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Disabled] as default. Configuration options:
[Disabled] and [Auto].
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PCIE Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Disabled] as default. Configuration options:
[Disabled] and [Enabled].
SATA Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Disabled] as default. Configuration options:
[Disabled] and [Enabled].
Ratio Actual Value
This is a read-only item, which displays the ratio actual value of this
motherboard.
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.
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.
Intel (R) Virtualization tech.
When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture)
can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool
Technology. This option will be hidden if the installed CPU does not support
Intel (R) Virtualization Technology.
CPU Thermal Throttling
You may select [Enabled] to enable P4 CPU internal thermal control mechanism to keep the CPU from overheated.
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.
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.
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
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savings. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [Enabled]
and [Disabled]. If you install Windows® XP and select [Auto], you need to set
the “Power Schemes” as “Portable/Laptop” to enable this function. If you
install Windows® VistaTM and want to enable this function, please set this item
to [Enabled]. This item will be hidden if the current CPU does not support Intel
(R) SpeedStep(tm) tech..
Please note that enabling this function may reduce CPU voltage and lead to system
stability or compatibility issue with some power supplies. Please set this item to
[Disable] if above issue occurs.
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Chipset Configuration
Options
DRAM Frequency
Flexibility Option
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Memory Timings
[Auto]
OnBoard GPU Clock
Share Memory
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Auto]
[Auto]
[PCI]
Onboard LAN
OnBoard HD Audio
Front Panel
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
DRAM Voltage
VTT Voltage
VDDQ Voltage
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Auto
266MHz (DDRII533)
333MHz (DDRII667)
400MHz (DDRII800)
Manual
+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: [266MHz (DDRII533)], [333MHz
(DDRII667)] and [400MHz (DDRII800)].
Flexibility Option
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
Memory Timings
Use this to adjust values for memory timings. Configuration options: [Auto]
and [Manual]. The default value is [Auto].
OnBoard GPU Clock
Use this option to adjust onboard GPU clock. Configuration options: [Auto]
and [Manual]. The default value is [Auto].
Share Memory
This allows you to set share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [32MB], [64MB], [128MB] and [256MB].
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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], [Onboard] and [PCI Express].
Onboard LAN
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN feature.
OnBoard HD Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If you
select [Auto], the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound Card is
plugged.
Front Panel
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front
Panel.
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM Voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.85V],
[1.90V], [1.95V], [2.00V] and [2.05V]. The default value of this feature is [Auto].
VTT Voltage
Use this to select VTT Voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.24V],
[1.31V], [1.375V] and [1.42V]. The default value of this feature is [Auto].
VDDQ Voltage
Use this to select VTT Voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.24V],
[1.31V], [1.375V] and [1.42V]. The default value of this feature is [Auto].
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3 . 3 . 3 ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Repost Video on STR Resume
Check Ready Bit
[Auto]
[No]
[Enabled]
Restore on AC / Power Loss
PCI Devices Power On
PS / 2 Keyboard Power On
RTC Alarm Power On
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
ACPI HPET Table
[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 functions “Repost Video on STR Resume”
and “Check Ready Bit” will be hidden.
Repost Video on STR Resume
This feature allows you to repost video on STR resume. (STR refers to
suspend to RAM.)
Check Ready Bit
Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit.
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.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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ACPI HPET Table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this
motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM certification.
3 . 3 . 4 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
To enable or disable
the onboard IDE
controller.
IDE Configuration
OnBoard IDE Controller
OnBoard SATA Controller
SATA Operation Mode
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
SATAII_1
SATAII_2
SATAII_3
SATAII_4
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[non-RAID]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
+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
Use this item to enable or disable the “OnBoard IDE Controller” feature.
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 / SATAII HDDs,
please select [RAID]. Configuration options: [non-RAID], [RAID] and [AHCI].
* If you select [RAID] mode, SATA / SATAII HDDs can not be accessed until you finish
configuring RAID functions in NVIDIA BIOS / Windows RAID Utility.
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will use
the “IDE1 Master” as the example in the following instruction, which can be
applied to the configurations of “IDE1 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.
: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.
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F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
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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 o p timizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for compatible IDE devices.
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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
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
[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
Allow BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
[Enabled]
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
[378]
[ECP + EPP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
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F9
F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Option
General Help
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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]. If you plan to
use ASRock DeskExpress on this motherboard, please keep this item on
[Disabled] option.
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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].
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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]. You are allowed to enable
this function only when you install 4-pin CPU fan.
Target CPU Temperature ( C)
The target temperature will be between 45 C and 65 C. The default
value is [50].
Tolerance ( C)
The default value of tolerance is [2], which means the error of the
target CPU temperature will be within 2 C.
Target Fan Speed
Use this option to set the target fan speed. You can freely adjust the
target fan speed according to the target CPU temperature that you
choose. The default value is [Fast]. Configuration options: [Fast], [Middle]
and [Slow].
3.5 Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Boot Settings
Exit
Configure Settings
during System Boot.
Boot Settings Configuration
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM - HDS722580VL]
[CD / DVD: 3S - CD - ROM C]
[USB]
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 Onboard LAN
Bootup Num-Lock
To enable or disable the
boot from onboard LAN
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 Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN 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: XP / XP
64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit. Because motherboard settings and hardware options
vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your
OS documentation for more information.
4 . 2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4 . 2 . 1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the
file “ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4 . 2 . 2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4 . 2 . 3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard
supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 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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NOTE.
If you install the VGA driver (version 163.91) on your system, but the window is not in
full screen mode, please follow below steps to adjust the window.
1. Right-click the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
2. Click Display and click Change Flat Panel Scaling.
3. In the option When using a resolution lower than my display’s native
resolution, please select Use my display’s built-in scaling.
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