ASRock 775i915PL-SATA2 Computer Hardware User Manual

ALiveXFire-eSATA2
User Manual
Version 1.3
Published July 2007
Copyright©2006 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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Contents
1 . Introduction ............................................................ 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
Package Contents .....................................................................
Specifications ...........................................................................
Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows® VistaTM
Premium 2007 and Basic Logo .................................................
Motherboard Layout .................................................................
ASRock 8CH_eSATAII I/O .........................................................
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2 . Installation .............................................................. 12
Pre-installation Precautions ...............................................................
2.1 CPU Installation .........................................................................
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink .......................................
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ....................................
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) ..................................
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16
Installing a Single Graphics Card .............................................. 18
Installing CrossFireTM Graphics Cards ...................................... 19
Surround Display Feature ......................................................... 24
Jumpers Setup .......................................................................... 24
Onboard Headers and Connectors .......................................... 25
HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide .................................... 30
eSATAII Interface Introduction .................................................. 31
SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide .................................................. 34
Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation ................................................................................. 35
2.14 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs and
eSATAII Devices ........................................................................ 35
2.15 Driver Installation Guide ............................................................ 36
2.16 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM
64-bit With RAID Functions ...................................................... 37
2.16.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions ......................................................................... 37
2.16.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With RAID
Functions ......................................................................... 38
2.17 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM
64-bit Without RAID Functions ................................................. 39
2.17.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ......................................................................... 39
2.17.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ......................................................................... 41
2.18 Untied Overclocking Technology .............................................. 42
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
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3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY ................................................... 43
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Introduction ...............................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ...............................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys .............................................................
Main Screen ..............................................................................
Advanced Screen ....................................................................
3.3.1 CPU Configuration ..........................................................
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration .....................................................
3.3.3 ACPI Configuration .........................................................
3.3.4 IDE Configuration ............................................................
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration ......................................................
3.3.6 Floppy Configuration ......................................................
3.3.7 Super IO Configuration ...................................................
3.3.8 USB Configuration ..........................................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen .............................
Boot Screen ..............................................................................
3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration ...........................................
Security Screen ........................................................................
Exit Screen ...............................................................................
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4 . Software Support ................................................... 60
4.1
4.2
Install Operating System ...........................................................
Support CD Information .............................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD .......................................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ..................................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ...................................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information ........................................................
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-bystep guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website
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http://www.asrock.com
Package Contents
1 x ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.2-in, 30.5 cm x 20.8 cm)
1 x ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 Quick Installation Guide
1 x ASRock ALiveXFire-eSATA2 Support CD
1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)
1 x 3.5-in Floppy Drive Ribbon Cable
4 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cables (Optional)
1 x HDMI_SPDIF Cable (Optional)
1 x ASRock 8CH_eSATAII I/O Shield
1 x USB Bracket
1 x PCIE Switch Card
This motherboard is bundled with one PCIE Switch card installed on PCIE2/
PCIE SWITCH slot, which allows you better flexibility to choose PCIE
functions between one PCIE x16 slot and two PCIE slots for ATI TM
CrossFireTM without setting up jumpers.
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Hybrid Booster
Expansion Slot
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.2-in, 30.5 cm x 20.8 cm
- Socket AM2 for AMD AthlonTM 64FX / 64X2 / X2 / 64 and
Sempron processors
- AMD LIVE!TM Ready
- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology
- FSB 1000 MHz (2.0 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports Hyper-Transport Technology
- Northbridge: AMD 480X CrossFireTM
- Southbridge:ATITM SB600
- Dual Channel DDRII Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- 4 x DDRII DIMM slots
- Support DDRII800/667/533
- Max. capacity: 8GB (see CAUTION 3)
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 4)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 5)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost memory
performance up to 12.5% (see CAUTION 6)
- Supports ATITM CrossFireTM graphics cards
(see CAUTION 7)
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot with PCIE Switch card or 2 x PCI
Express Graphics slots for ATITM CrossFireTM
(see CAUTION 8)
- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
- 3 x PCI slots
- 7.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio
(ALC888 Audio Codec)
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111B
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
ASRock 8CH_eSATAII I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Serial Port: COM1
- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x eSATAII Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 Port
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Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/
Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 9)
- 4 x SATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug” functions
(see CAUTION 10)
- 2 x eSATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors (shared with 2 SATAII ports),
support RAID (RAID 0 and RAID 1), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug”
functions (see CAUTION 11)
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x Game header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 20 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- SLI/XFire power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 4 x USB 2.0 headers (support 8 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 12)
- 4Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)
- CPU Internal Temperature Sensing
- CPU Ambient Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit
/ VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit compliant (see CAUTION 13)
- FCC, CE, Microsoft® WHQL Certificated
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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.
CAUTION!
1.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Un-
2.
tied Overclocking Technology” on page 42 for details.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before you
implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the
installation guide of memory modules on page 14 for proper installation.
3.
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 64bit with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
4.
5.
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.
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.
This motherboard supports ASRock AM2 Boost overclocking technology. If
you enable this function in the BIOS setup, the memory performance will
improve up to 12.5%, but the effect still depends on the AM2 CPU you adopt.
Enabling this function will overclock the chipset/CPU reference clock. However,
we can not guarantee the system stability for all CPU/DRAM configurations.
If your system is unstable after AM2 Boost function is enabled, it may not be
applicative to your system. You may choose to disable this function for
keeping the stability of your system.
7.
8.
Please remove PCIE Switch card from PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH slot before you
use ATITM CrossFireTM function. In CrossFireTM mode, the two ATITM graphics
cards you install should be from the same GPU family.
This motherboard is bundled with one PCIE Switch card installed on PCIE2/
PCIE SWITCH slot, which allows you better flexibility to choose PCIE functions between one PCIE x16 slot and two PCIE slots for ATITM CrossFireTM
without setting up jumpers. To avail of the PCI Express x16 graphics card
installed on PCIE3 slot work at PCIE x16 bandwidth, please make sure that
PCIE Switch card is installed on PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH slot. Please refer to
page 18 for details of installing a single graphics card.
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9.
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 11 for proper connection.
10. Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 34 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
directly.
11. This motherboard supports eSATAII interface, the external SATAII
specification. Please read “eSATAII Interface Introduction” on page 31 for
details about eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures.
12. Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit / VistaTM / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2 / 2000 SP4.
13. Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit driver keeps on updating now. As
long as we have the latest driver, we will update it to our website in the future.
Please visit our website for Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit driver
and related information.
ASRock website
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http://www.asrock.com
Minimum Hardware R
equirement TTable
able for W
indows ®
Requirement
Windows
Vista TM 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
Sempron 2800+
Memory
1GB system memory (Premium)
512MB Single Channel (Basic)
VGA
DX9.0 with WDDM Driver
with 128bit VGA memory (Premium)
with 64bit VGA memory (Basic)
* 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 Motherboard Layout
1 2 3 4
5
8
7
6
20.8cm (8.2-in)
1
PS2_USB_PW1
eSATAII
DDRII_4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FSB800
30.5cm (12.0-in)
10
IR1
Super
I/O
CMOS
BATTERY
1
CLRCMOS1
11
RAID
RoHS
ATA133
12
PCIE3
7.1CH HD
PCI
PCI2
1
SATAII
PCI3
1
CHA_FAN1
1
HDLED
RESET
1
USB2_3
USB6_7
PLED PWRBTN
SPEAKER1
1
FLOPPY1
26
1
PANEL 1
GAME1
1
27
13
USB2.0
HD_AUDIO1
1
SATAII_BLACK
(PORT 3)
ATI
SB600
Chipset
SATAII_RED
(PORT 1)
PCI1
SATAII_ORANGE
(PORT 2)
EXPRESS
4Mb
BIOS
HDMI_SPDIF1
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
FSB800
PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH
9
ALiveXFire-eSATA2
1
AUDIO
CODEC
8
DDRII800
PCIE1
LAN
PHY
29
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
IDE1
SATAII_BLUE
(PORT 4)
30
CD1
Gigabit LAN
32
31
AMD
480X
CrossFire
Chipset
SLI/XFIRE_PWR1
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Center:
REAR SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
Top:
SIDE SPK
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34
33
ATXPWR1
CPU_FAN1
DDRII_3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
FSB1GHz
USB 2.0
T: USB0 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB1
DDRII_2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
Dual Core CPU
eSATAII_12
T: eSATAII_1
B: eSATAII_2
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DDRII_1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
eSATAII_TOP
eSATAII_BOTTOM
SOCKET AM2
COM1
PARALLEL PORT
PS2
Keyboard
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ATX12V1
Dual Channel
PS2
Mouse
14
15
16
17
1
USB8_9
USB4_5
24 23 22 21 20 19 18
25
PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper
ATX 12V Connector (ATX12V1)
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
AM2 940-Pin CPU Socket
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
2 x 240-pin DDRII DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel A: DDRII_1, DDRII_2; Yellow)
2 x 240-pin DDRII DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel B: DDRII_3, DDRII_4; Orange)
IDE1 Connector (IDE1, Blue)
North Bridge Controller
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE3)
South Bridge Controller
Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_ORANGE (PORT 2))
Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_RED (PORT 1))
Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_BLACK (PORT 3))
USB 2.0 Header (USB2_3, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)
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19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)
Serial ATAII Connector
(SATAII_BLUE (PORT 4))
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Game Port Header (GAME1)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 3)
HDMI_SPDIF Header (HDMI_SPDIF1)
BIOS LPC Chip
Infrared Module Connector (IR1)
PCIE Express Slot (PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE1)
SLI / XFIRE Power Connector
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
eSATAII Connector (eSATAII_TOP)
eSATAII Connector (eSATAII_BOTTOM)
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ASR
ock 8CH_eSA
ASRock
8CH_eSATTAII I/O
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1
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2
3
4
5
6
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9
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13
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4
7
5
8
9
10
Parallel Port
RJ-45 Port
Side Speaker (Gray)
Rear Speaker (Black)
Central / Bass (Orange)
Line In (Light Blue)
3
Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
eSATAII Ports
COM Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
Front Speaker (Lime)
* If you use 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. See
the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
TABLE for Audio Output Connection
Audio Output Channels Front Speaker Rear Speaker
(No. 7)
(No. 4)
Central / Bass
(No. 5)
Side Speaker
(No. 3)
2
4
V
V
-V
---
---
6
8
V
V
V
V
V
V
-V
* To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find “Mixer” tool on your system.
Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and click
“ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA
Primary output” to use Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA
Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio.
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2. Installation
This is an ATX form factor (12.0-in x 8.2-in, 30.5 cm x 20.8 cm) motherboard.
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the
power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static
electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or
the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a
safety grounded object before you handle components.
Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard
to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may
damage the motherboard.
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2.1
CPU Installation
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
o
Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle.
Position the CPU directly above the socket such that the CPU corner with
the golden triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
Step 4.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Lever 90° Up
CPU Golden Triangle
Socket Corner Small Triangle
STEP 1:
Lift Up The Socket Lever
STEP 2 / STEP 3:
Match The CPU Golden Triangle
To The Socket Corner Small
Triangle
STEP 4:
Push Down And Lock
The Socket Lever
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
After you install the CPU into this motherboard, it is necessary to install a
larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. You also need to spray
thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat
dissipation. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. Then connect the CPU fan to
the CPU FAN connector (CPU_FAN1, see Page 10, No. 3). For proper
installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan
and the heatsink.
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2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides four 240-pin DDRII (Double Data Rate II) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel configuration,
you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size and chiptype) DDRII DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words, you have to
install identical DDRII DIMM pair in Dual Channel A (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2;
Yellow slots; see p.10 No.7) or identical DDRII DIMM pair in Dual Channel B
(DDRII_3 and DDRII_4; Orange slots; see p.10 No.8), so that Dual Channel Memory
Technology can be activated. This motherboard also allows you to install four
DDRII DIMMs for dual channel configuration, and please install identical DDRII
DIMMs in all four slots. You may refer to the Dual Channel Memory Configuration
Table below.
Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDRII_1
(Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
(1)
(2)
(3)*
DDRII_2
(Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
DDRII_3
DDRII_4
(Orange Slot) (Orange Slot)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
* For the configuration (3), please install identical DDRII DIMMs in all four slots.
1.
If you want to install two memory modules, for optimal compatibility
and reliability, it is recommended to install them in the slots of the
same color. In other words, install them either in the set of yellow
slots (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2), or in the set of orange slots (DDRII_3
and DDRII_4).
2.
3.
If only one memory module or three memory modules are installed
in the DDRII DIMM slots on this motherboard, it is unable to activate
the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
Channel, for example, installing a pair of memory modules in DDRII_1
and DDRII_3, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory
4.
Technology .
It is not allowed to install a DDR memory module into DDRII slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
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Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break
on the slot.
notch
break
notch
break
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the
slot at incorrect orientation.
Step 3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully
snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There are 3 PCI slots and 3 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 slot (PCI Express x1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with
x1 lane width, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.
For PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH slot and PCIE3 slot, you may choose to use
one PCI Express x16 slot with PCIE Switch card or two PCI Express
Graphics slots for ATITM CrossFireTM.
NOTE:
If you want the PCI Express x16 graphics card on PCIE3 slot to work at PCIE
x16 bandwidth, you need to install PCIE Switch card on PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH
slot. Please refer to page 18 for details of installing a single graphics card.
If you want to enable ATITM CrossFireTM feature, please refer to page 19 for
details of installing CrossFireTM graphics cards.
Please refer to the table below for possible PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH slot
and PCIE3 slot configurations.
PCIE2/PCIE Switch Slot and PCIE3 Slot Configurations
PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH Slot
Card Type
Single Graphics Card *
Dual Graphics Cards
in CrossFireTM Mode **
PCIE3 Slot
Card Type
PCIE Switch Card
PCIE x16 graphics card
ATITM Standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready)
ATITM Radeon CrossFireTM
Edition graphics card
graphics card
*
To avail of the PCI Express x16 graphics card installed on PCIE3 slot work at
PCIE x16 bandwidth, please make sure that PCIE Switch card is installed on
PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH slot. Please refer to page 18 for details of installing a
**
single graphics card.
Please remove PCIE Switch card from PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH slot before you
use ATITM CrossFireTM function. In CrossFireTM mode, the two ATITM graphics
cards you install should be from the same GPU family.
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Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in
a chassis).
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the
screws for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Replace the system cover.
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2.5 Installing a Single Graphics Card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Install a PCI Express x16 graphics card on PCIE3 slot. Please refer to
page 17 for proper procedures of installing an expansion card.
Make sure that the PCIE Switch card is installed on PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH
slot to avail of the PCI Express x16 graphics card full x16 bandwidth.
PCIE Switch card
PCIE Switch card
on PCIE2/PCIE
SWITCH slot
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Connect one end of the monitor cable to the PCI Express x16 graphics
card on PCIE3 slot.
Connect another end of the monitor cable to the corresponding port on
your monitor.
Connect an auxiliary power source from the power supply to the PCI
Express x16 graphics card on PCIE3 slot. (Only when your graphics
card provides such a power connector.)
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2.6 Installing CrossFire TM Graphics Cards
This motherboard supports CrossFireTM feature. CrossFireTM technology offers the
most advantageous means available of combining multiple high performance Graphics
Processing Units (GPU) in a single PC. Combining a range of different operating
modes with intelligent software design and an innovative interconnect mechanism,
CrossFireTM enables the highest possible level of performance and image quality in
any 3D application. Currently CrossFireTM feature is supported with Windows® XP
with Service Pack 2. Please check ATITM website for driver updates.
What graphics cards work with CrossFire TM?
A complete CrossFireTM system requires a CrossFireTM Ready motherboard,
a CrossFireTM Edition graphics card and a compatible standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card from the same series, or two CrossFireTM
Ready cards if they are software enabled. This applies to cards from ATITM or
any of its partners.
Cards For PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH Slot Cards For PCIE3 Slot
Radeon X1950Pro Series
Radeon X1950XTX Series
Radeon X1950Pro Series
Radeon X1950XTX CrossFireTM Edition
Radeon X1950 Series
Radeon X1900 Series
Radeon X1950 CrossFireTM Edition
Radeon X1900 CrossFireTM Edition
Radeon X1800 Series
Radeon X1650Pro Series
Radeon X1800 CrossFireTM Edition
Radeon X1650Pro Series
Radeon X1600 Series
Radeon X1300 Series
Radeon X1600 Series
Radeon X1300 Series
Radeon X850 Series
Radeon X850 CrossFireTM Edition
1. If a customer incorrectly configures their system they will not see the
performance benefits of CrossFireTM. All three CrossFireTM components, a
CrossFireTM Ready graphics card, a CrossFireTM Ready motherboard and a
CrossFireTM Edition co-processor graphics card, must be installed correctly to
benefit from the CrossFire TM multi-GPU platform.
2. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will
operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireTM mode.
Enjoy the benefit of CrossFire TM
Currently, ATITM has released Radeon X850XT, X1800XT, X1900XT, X1950XT, X1950Pro,
X1950XTX, X1300, X1650 and X1600 CrossFireTM cards, which require different
methods to enable CrossFireTM feature. In the below procedures, we use Radeon
X850XT as the example graphics card. For other CrossFireTM cards that ATITM has
released or will release in the future, please refer to ATITM graphics card manuals for
detailed installation guide.
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Step 1.
Step 2.
Remove PCIE Switch card from PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH slot if one is installed.
Connect to the system power supply. Please connect a hard disk power
connector to SLI/XFIRE Power connector on this motherboard.
It is recommended to use 500-Watt power supply or greater
to perform the benefit of CrossFireTM feature for Radeon
X850XT, X1900 and X1950 series.
Step 3.
Install the standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card to PCIE2/
PCIE SWITCH slot. For the proper installation procedures, please refer to
section “Expansion Slots”.
Standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready)
graphics card
Step 4.
Install the Radeon CrossFireTM Edition graphics card to PCIE3 slot. For the
proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready)
graphics card
Radeon CrossFireTM
Edition graphics card
1. You are allowed to install two CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards to both slots, or you
may use one CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards and a compatible standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card from the same series.
2. For ATITM Radeon X1300, X1600, X1650 and X1950Pro series, there are no CrossFireTM
Edition graphics cards. You can still install two regular graphics cards from the same
series on PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH slot and PCIE3 slot to support CrossFireTM. Besides,
please connect the monitor cable to the graphics card on PCIE3 slot.
Step 5.
Correctly connect the DVI-DMS cable to the monitor connector and two
graphics cards that you install. (If you install two standard Radeon
(CrossFireTM Ready) graphics cards to this motherboard, please skip this
step.)
DVI-DMS cable
DMS connector
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DVI connector
Standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready)
graphics card
DVI connector
Connect the DVI-DMS
There are two DVI connectors on the
standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready)
cable to DVI connector of
the compatible standard
graphics card. Please connect the DVI-DMS
cable to the correct DVI connector; otherwise
Radeon (CrossFireTM
Ready) graphics card.
, the graphics card will not work.
Radeon
CrossFireTM
DMS
connector
Edition graphics
card
Connect the DVI-DMS
cable to DMS connector
Connect the DVI-DMS
cable to the monitor
of the CrossFireTM Edition
graphics card.
connector.
If you install two CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards to this motherboard, please
connect one end of DVI-DMS cable to the monitor, another end to DMS of one
of the CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards to PCIE3 slot, and the other end to
DVI of another CrossFireTM Edition graphics card to PCIE2/PCIE SWITCH slot.
If you install one CrossFireTM Edition graphics card and one compatible standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card to this motherboard, please
connect one end of DVI-DMS cable to the monitor, another end to DMS of the
CrossFireTM Edition graphics card, and the other end to DVI of the compatible
standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card.
Step 6.
Step 7.
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Remove the ATITM driver if you have any VGA driver installed in your system.
The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this
utility to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation.
Please visit this website for the driver:
http://support.ati.com/ics/support/DLRedirect.asp?
fileIDExt=050553d40196ef109fff37cbb40aaf28&accountID=737&deptID=894
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Step 8.
Install the required drivers to your system. Please visit the websites below
for installing the drivers that ATITM recommends:
A. ATITM recommends Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or higher to be
installed (If you have Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or higher installed
in your system, there is no need to download it again):
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx
B. You must have Microsoft .NET Framework installed prior to
downloading and installing the CATALYST Control Center:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
FamilyId=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&displaylang=en
Step 9. Restart your computer.
Step 10. Install the VGA card drivers to your system, and restart your computer.
Then you will find “ATI Catalyst Control Center” on your desktop.
You will find “ATI Catalyst
Control Center” on your
desktop.
Step 11. Double-click “ATI Catalyst Control Center”. Click “View”, and select “Advanced View”. Click “CrossFire TM ”, and then set the option “Enable
CrossFireTM” to “Yes”.
View
CrossFireTM
Enable CrossFireTM
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If you install one Radeon CrossFireTM Edition graphics card and one compatible
standard Radeon (CrossFireTM Ready) graphics card to this motherboard but
not two Radeon CrossFireTM Edition graphics cards, please as well follow the
above steps. However, although you have selected the option “Enable
CrossFireTM”, the CrossFireTM function can not work actually. Your computer
will automatically reboot. After restarting your computer, please confirm whether
the option “Enable CrossFireTM” in “ATI Catalyst Control Center” is selected or
not; if not, please select it again, and then you are able to enjoy the benefit of
CrossFireTM feature.
Step 12. You can freely enjoy the benefit of CrossFireTM feature.
* CrossFireTM appearing here is a registered trademark of ATITM Technologies Inc., and is used
only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
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2.7 Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports Surround Display upgrade. With the external add-on
PCI Express VGA cards, you can easily enjoy the benefits of Surround Display
feature. For the detailed instruction, please refer to the document at the following
path in the Support CD:
..\ Surround Display Information
2.8
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
PS2_USB_PW1
Setting
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or
+5V
+5VSB
USB wake up events.
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by
power supply.
1_2
2_3
(see p.10, No. 1)
Clear CMOS Jumper
1_2
2_3
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.10, No. 11)
Default
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 clear-CMOS 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!
•
Floppy Connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
(see p.10 No. 25)
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.10 No. 9)
IDE1
PIN1
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
(SATAII_BLACK (PORT 3):
see p.10, No. 16)
(SATAII_RED (PORT 1):
see p.10, No. 15)
(SATAII_ORANGE (PORT 2):
see p.10, No. 14)
SATAII_RED (PORT 1)
see p.10, No. 21)
SATAII_BLACK (PORT 3)
(SATAII_BLUE (PORT 4):
SATAII_BLUE (PORT 4)
Serial ATAII Connectors
SATAII_ORANGE (PORT 2)
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
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.
SATAII_RED (PORT 1) and SATAII_ORANGE (PORT 2) connectors can be
used for internal storage devices or be connected to eSATAII_BOTTOM
and eSATAII_TOP connectors with corresponding color to support eSATAII
(eSATAII_TOP: see p.10, No. 36)
(eSATAII_BOTTOM: see p.10, No. 37)
eSATAII_TOP
eSATAII Connectors
eSATAII_BOTTOM
devices. Please read “eSATAII Interface Introduction” on page 31 for
details about eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures.
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These two eSATAII
connectors support SATA
data cables for external
SATAII function. The current
eSATAII interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATA /
SATAII hard disk or the SATAII
connector on the motherboard.
You can also use the SATA data
cable to connect SATAII connectors and eSATAII connectors
with corresponding color.
(Optional)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
(Optional)
connect to the SATA HDD
power connector
connect to the
power supply
USB 2.0 Headers
USB_PWR
P-9
P+9
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB8_9)
(see p.10 No. 20)
1
GND
P+8
P-8
USB_PWR
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.10 No. 19)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.10 No. 18)
1
GND
P+4
P-4
USB_PWR
(9-pin USB2_3)
(see p.10 No. 17)
USB_PWR
P-3
P+3
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+2
P-2
USB_PWR
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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.
Besides two default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there are
four USB 2.0 headers on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
Infrared Module Header
IRTX
+5VSB
DUMMY
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.10 No. 31)
1
This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
(CD1: see p.10 No. 35)
CD1
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.10 No. 27)
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This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
This is an interface for the 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® 2000 / 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”.
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System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.10 No. 23)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
1
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
(see p.10 No. 24)
Chassis Fan Connector
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(see p.10 No. 22)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.10 No. 3)
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
Please connect a chassis fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect the CPU fan
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
4
3
2
1
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
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(20-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.10 No. 4)
ATX 12V Power Connector
Please note that it is necessary
to connect a power supply with
ATX 12V plug to this connector.
Failing to do so will cause power
up failure.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.10 No. 2)
SLI/XFIRE Power Connector
(4-pin SLI/XFIRE_POWER1)
(see p.10 No. 34)
SLI/XFIRE_POWER1
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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.
Game Port Header
+5V
JBB1
JBX
MIDI_OUT
JBY
JBB2
MIDI_IN
(15-pin GAME1)
(see p.10 No. 26)
Connect a Game cable to this
header if the Game port bracket
is installed.
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+5V
JAB2
JAY
GND
GND
JAX
JAB1
+5V
HDMI_SPDIF Header
(3-pin HDMI_SPDIF1)
HDMI_SPDIF header, providing
SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA
card, allows the system to
connect HDMI Digital TV/
projector/LCD devices. Please
connect the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card to
this header.
1
(see p.10 No. 29)
+5V
GND
SPDIFOUT
HDMI_SPDIF Cable
(Optional)
Please connect the black end (A)
of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header on the
motherboard. Then connect the
white end (B or C) of
HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF connector of HDMI
VGA card.
C
B
A
A. black end
B. white end (2-pin)
+5V
SPDIFOUT
GND
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
C. white end (3-pin)
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
blue
black
USB Bracket
This USB bracket can support 2
additional USB 2.0 ports besides
the I/O panel. Please connect
the blue connector on the cable
of this USB bracket to the USB
2.0 header (USB2_3, USB4_5,
USB6_7 or USB8_9) and fasten
the USB bracket to the chassis
with screws.
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2.10 HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide
HDMI (High-Definition Multi-media Interface) is an all-digital audio/video specification,
which provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source,
such as a set-top box, DVD player, A/V receiver and a compatible digital audio or
video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). A complete HDMI system requires a
HDMI VGA card and a HDMI ready motherboard with a HDMI_SPDIF header. This
motherboard is equipped with a HDMI_SPDIF header, which provides SPDIF audio
output to HDMI VGA card, allows the system to connect HDMI Digital TV/projector/
LCD devices. To use HDMI function on this motherboard, please carefully follow the
below steps.
•Step 1. Install the HDMI VGA card to the PCI Express Graphics slot on this
Step 2.
motherboard. For the proper installation of HDMI VGA card, please refer
to the installation guide on page 17 and page 18.
Connect the black end (A) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header (HDMI_SPDIF1, yellow, see page 10,
No. 29) on the motherboard.
Make sure to correctly connect the HDMI_SPDIF cable to the motherboard and the
HDMI VGA card according to the same pin definition. For the pin definition of
HDMI_SPDIF header and HDMI_SPDIF cable connectors, please refer to page 28. For
the pin definition of HDMI_SPDIF connectors on HDMI VGA card, please refer to the
user manual of HDMI VGA card vendor. Incorrect connection may cause permanent
damage to this motherboard and the HDMI VGA card.
Step 3.
Connect the white end (B or C) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card. (There are two white ends (2-pin and 3-pin)
on HDMI_SPDIF cable. Please choose the appropriate white end according
to the HDMI_SPDIF connector of the HDMI VGA card you install.
white end
white end
(2-pin) (B)
(3-pin) (C)
Please do not connect the white end of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the wrong connector
of HDMI VGA card or other VGA card. Otherwise, the motherboard and the
VGA card may be damaged. For example, this picture shows the wrong
example of connecting HDMI_SPDIF cable to the fan connector of PCI
Express VGA card. Please refer to the VGA card user manual for
connector usage in advance.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Connect the HDMI output connector on HDMI VGA card to
HDMI device, such as HDTV. Please refer to the user manual
of HDTV and HDMI VGA card vendor for detailed connection
procedures.
Install HDMI VGA card driver to your system.
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2.11 eSA
eSATTAII Inter face Introduction
What is eSATAII?
This motherboard supports eSATAII interface, the external SATAII specification.
eSATAII allows you to enjoy the SATAII function provided by the I/O of your
computer, offering the high speed data transfer rate up to 3.0Gb/s, and the
convenient mobility like USB. eSATAII is equipped with Hot Plug capability that
enables you to exchange drives easily. For example, with eSATAII interface, you
may simply plug your eSATAII hard disk to the eSATAII ports instead of opening
your chassis to exchange your SATAII hard disk. Currently, on the market, the
data transfer rate of USB 2.0 is up to 480Mb/s, and for IEEE 1394 is up to
400Mb/s. However, eSATAII provides the data transfer rate up to 3000Mb/s,
which is much higher than USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394, and still keeps the convenience of Hot Plug feature. Therefore, on the basis of the advantageous transfer
speed and the facilitating mobile capability, in the near future, eSATAII will replace
USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 to be a trend for external interface.
NOTE:
1. If you set “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup to AHCI or RAID mode, Hot
Plug function is supported with eSATAII devices. Therefore, you can insert or
remove your eSATAII devices to the eSATAII ports while the system is power-on and
in working condition.
2. If you set “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup to non-RAID mode, Hot
Plug function is not supported with eSATAII devices. If you still want to use eSATAII
function in non-RAID mode, please insert or remove your eSATAII devices to the
eSATAII ports only when the system is power-off.
3. Please refer to page 37 to 41 for detailed information of RAID mode, non-RAID
mode, and AHCI mode.
How to install eSATAII?
1.
SATAII_RED (PORT 1)
eSATAII_TOP and
and SATAII_ORANGE (PORT 2)
eSATAII_BOTTOM
If you just plan to install one eSATAII device to this motherboard, it is recommended to enable the bottom eSATAII port of the I/O shield. In order to enable
the bottom eSATAII port of the I/O shield, you need to connect the red SATAII
connector (SATAII_RED (PORT 1); see p.10 No.15) and the red eSATAII
connector (eSATAII_BOTTOM; see p.10 No.37) with a SATA data cable first.
Then the bottom eSATAII port of the I/O shield is enabled.
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Connect the SATA
data cable to the red
SATAII connector
(SATAII_RED (PORT 1))
2.
Connect the SATA
data cable to the red
eSATAII connector
(eSATAII_BOTTOM)
If you plan to install two eSATAII devices to this motherboard, you need to
enable both the top and the bottom eSATAII ports of the I/O shield. In order to
enable the top and the bottom eSATAII ports of the I/O shield, you have to
connect the red SATAII connector (SATAII_RED (PORT 1); see p.10 No.15)
and the red eSATAII connector (eSATAII_BOTTOM; see p.10 No.37) with a
SATA data cable first, and then connect the orange SATAII connector
(SATAII_ORANGE (PORT 2); see p.10 No.14) and the orange eSATAII
connector (eSATAII_TOP; see p.10 No.36) with another SATA data cable.
After that, both the top and the bottom eSATAII ports of the I/O shield are
enabled.
Connect the SATA
data cables to both
red SATAII connector
(SATAII_RED (PORT 1))
and orange SATAII
connector (SATAII_
ORANGE (PORT 2))
Connect the SATA
data cables to both
red eSATAII connector
(eSATAII_BOTTOM)
and orange eSATAII
connector (eSATAII_TOP)
Please make sure to correctly connect the SATAII and eSATAII connectors
with corresponding color so that the eSATAII function will work successfully.
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3.
Use the eSATAII device cable to connect eSATAII device and the eSATAII port
of the I/O shield according to the eSATAII connector that you connect the
SATA data cable.
Connect one end of the eSATAII
device cable to eSATAII device
Connect the other end of the eSATAII
device cable to eSATAII port of the I/O
shield
Comparison between eSATAII and other devices
IEEE 1394
USB 2.0
SATA
eSATAII/SATAII
400Mb/s
480Mb/s
1.5Gb/s (1500Mb/s)
3.0Gb/s (3000Mb/s)
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2.12 SA
SATTAII Hard Disk Setup Guide
Before installing SATAII hard disk to your computer, please carefully read below
SATAII hard disk setup guide. Some default setting of SATAII hard disks may not
be at SATAII mode, which operate with the best performance. In order to enable
SATAII function, please follow the below instruction with different vendors to
correctly adjust your SATAII hard disk to SATAII mode in advance; otherwise, your
SATAII hard disk may fail to run at SATAII mode.
Western Digital
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 5 and pin 6 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 5 and pin 6.
SAMSUNG
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4.
HITACHI
Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA
features. Please visit HITACHI’s website for details:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard
disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not
be the same. Please visit the vendors’ website for the updates.
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2.13 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts ATITM SB600 south bridge chipset that supports Serial
ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID
10) functions. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for
internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA / SATAII
hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
1. If you plan to use RAID 0 or RAID 1 function, you need to install at least 2
SATA / SATAII hard disks. If you plan to use RAID 10 function, you need to
install 4 SATA / SATAII hard disks.
2. It is recommended to build RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 10 on internal SATA/
SATAII ports. In other words, if SATAII_RED (PORT 1) and SATAII_ORANGE
(PORT 2) are used for eSATAII ports, please build RAID on SATAII_BLUE
(PORT 4) and SATAII_BLACK (PORT 3).
3. For OS installation on SATA / SATAII HDDs, please refer to page 37 to 41 for
details. If you install a new SATA / SATAII HDD just for data storage
purpose, and your SATA / SATAII mode is in RAID or AHCI mode, this
empty SATA / SATAII HDD information will not appear in “Disk Management”.
You need to enter WebPAM to create JBOD first, which means, after you
enter WebPAM, please click “Logical Drive View”
“Create”
“JBOD”.
After that, you can find the empty SATA / SATAII HDDs information in “Disk
Management” and start to use it. (WebPAM is an utility for ATITM Windows
RAID. Please refer to RAID Installation Guide in our support CD for detailed
operation procedures.)
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2.14 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs and eSA
eSATTAII Devices
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII /
eSATAII Devices in RAID / AHCI mode. ATITM SB600 south bridge chipset provides
hardware support for Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI), a new programming
interface for SATA host controllers developed thru a joint industry effort. AHCI also
provides usability enhancements such as Hot Plug.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is called
“Hot Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs
while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been
installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD.
What is Hot Swap Function?
If SATA / SATAII HDDs are built as RAID1 then it is called “Hot Swap” for
the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while the system
is still power-on and in working condition.
eSATAII is equipped with Hot Plug capability that enables you to exchange
drives easily. For example, with eSATAII interface, you may simply plug your
eSATAII devices to the eSATAII ports instead of opening your chassis to
exchange your SATAII hard disk.
2.15 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical
drive first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and
listed on the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom
side to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
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2.16 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows®
VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on a RAID disk composed of 2 or more SATA /
SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below procedures according to the
OS you install.
1. For Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS, the SATA / SATAII RAID driver keeps
on updating now. As long as we have the latest driver, we will update it to our
website in the near future. Please visit our website for the latest version
Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit RAID driver and related information.
2. Before installing Windows® 2000 to your system, your Windows® 2000 optical
disk is supposed to include SP4. If there is no SP4 included in your disk, please
visit the below website for proper procedures of making a SP4 disk:
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/spdeploy.
htm#the_integrated_installation_fmay
2.16.1 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit With
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® XP 64-bit on a RAID
disk composed of 2 or more 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.
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® 2000 / 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 CDROM 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 insert a blank
formatted diskette into floppy
drive A:
press any key to start
Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive, and press any key.
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E.
The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA /
SATAII drivers into the floppy diskette.
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
STEP 4: Install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on
your system.
After step 1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows® 2000 / 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 ATI TM RAID driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be
presented. Select the driver to install according to the OS you install. (Select “ATI
AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform” for Windows® 2000 and Windows®
XP, or “ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform” for Windows® XP 64-bit.)
NOTE1. If you install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on IDE HDDs and
want to manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII
HDDs, you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] 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
NOTE2. If your operating system is Windows® 2000, please install the graphics card driver
before you install “SATA2 Utility” from our support CD to your system.
2.16.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit With
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows ® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on a RAID disk
composed of 2 or more 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® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows ® VistaTM / Windows® Vista TM 64-bit optical disk into the optical
drive to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows ® VistaTM /
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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 ATITM RAID
drivers. ATITM 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 (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64 (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.
NOTE1. 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
NOTE2. Currently, if you install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs
and there are no SATA / SATAII device used, please set up “SATA Operation Mode”
to [non-RAID] in BIOS.
2.17 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows®
VistaTM or Windows ® VistaTM 64-bit OS on your SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII
devices without RAID functions, please follow below procedures according to the
OS you install.
Before installing Windows® 2000 to your system, your Windows® 2000 optical disk
is supposed to include SP4. If there is no SP4 included in your disk, please visit the
below website for proper procedures of making a SP4 disk:
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/spdeploy.
htm#the_integrated_installation_fmay
2.17.1 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit Without
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® XP 64-bit on your
SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
NOTE1. If you install single or multiple SATA / SATAII HDDs on this motherboard and plan
to install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit on SATA / SATAII HDDs, it is still
suggested to use RAID mode even you don’t plan to use RAID functions. Please
follow the steps of “Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions”
below.
NOTE2. AHCI mode is only recommended for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit users. If
you install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit, it is not suggested to use AHCI mode.
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Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices 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 [RAID].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette.
Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette by following section 2.16.1 step 2 on page
37.
STEP 3: Enter BIOS RAID utility (FastBuild Utility) to create JBOD on SATA /
SATAII HDD.
Restart your system. Press <Ctrl+F> to enter BIOS RAID utility (FastBuild Utility) to
create JBOD on SATA / SATAII HDD. For the proper operating procedures of
creating JBOD, please refer to the BIOS RAID installation guide part of the
document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
1. JBOD function on this motherboard is only supported with single SATA / SATAII
HDD.
2. If you want to enable Hot Plug function on eSATAII ports but you install OS on
IDE HDD, please skip step 2 and step 3.
STEP 4: Install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on
your system.
After step 1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows® 2000 / 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 ATITM RAID driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be
presented. Select the driver to install according to the OS you install. (Select “ATI
AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform” for Windows® 2000 and Windows®
XP, or “ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform” for Windows® XP 64-bit.)
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices 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® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on
your system.
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2.17.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit Without
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM or Windows ® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices 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.
Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette by following section 2.16.1 step 2 on page
37.
STEP 3: Install Windows® Vista TM / 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 ATITM AHCI
drivers. ATITM AHCI 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 (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64 (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 and eSATAII devices 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® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
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2.18 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 [Manual]. Then set the “PCIE Frequency
(MHz)” option from [100MHz] to [101MHz], [102MHz] or [104MHz]. 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 8 for the possible overclocking risk before
you apply Untied Overclocking Technology.
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3. BIOS SETUP UTILITY
3.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
The Flash Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may run
the BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> during
the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise, POST
will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only,
and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the
Main
Advanced
H/W Monitor
Boot
screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
To set up the system time/date information
To set up the advanced BIOS features
To display current hardware status
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar,
and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
/
/
+ / <Enter>
<F1>
<F9>
<F10>
<ESC>
3.2
Function Description
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
Moves cursor up or down to select items
To change option for the selected items
To bring up the selected screen
To display the General Help Screen
To load optimal default values for all the settings
To save changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
Main Screen
When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview.
Advanced
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[17:00:09]
[Fri 08/25/2006]
: ALiveXFire-eSATA2 BIOS P1.0
: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core
Processor 4200+ (64bit supported)
Processor Speed : 2200 MHz
Microcode Update : 40FB2/0
: 1024KB
Cache Size
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DDRII1
DDRII2
DDRII3
DDRII4
: 512MB
Dual-Channel Memory Mode
: 256MB/266MHz (DDRII533)
: 256MB/266MHz (DDRII533)
: None
: None
Security
Use [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
+Tab
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]
Use this item to specify the system time.
System Date [Day Month/Date/Year]
Use this item to specify the system date.
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Exit
3.3
Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, IDE Configuration, PCIPnP
Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security
Exit
Options for CPU
Advanced Settings
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
IDE Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
Floppy Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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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
CPU Configuration
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
AM2 Boost
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
[Disabled]
[Manual]
[200]
[100MHz]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x11.0 2200 MHz
1.400 V
[Auto]
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
CAS Latency
TRAS
TRP
TRCD
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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AM2 Boost
If you set this option to [Enabled], you will enable ASRock AM2 Boost
function, which will improve the memory performance. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please refer to caution 6 on page 8 for details.
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Manual] and [Auto].
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CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency.
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency.
Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Auto] as default.
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. The
default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [Enabled] and
[Disabled]. If you install Windows® VistaTM and want to enable this function,
please set this item to [Enabled]. Please note that enabling this function may
reduce CPU voltage and memory frequency, and lead to system stability or
compatibility issue with some memory modules or power supplies. Please
set this item to [Disable] if above issue occurs.
Dual Core Support
This item will show if you use Dual Core CPU. Configuration optiona: [Enabled],
[Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled].
Processor Maximum Multiplier
It will display Processor Maximum Multiplier for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Multiplier and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
AM2 Boost
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
[Disabled]
[Manual]
[200]
[100MHz]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x11.0 2200 MHz
1.400 V
[Manual]
Processor Multiplier
Processor Voltage
[x8]
[1.500V]
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
CAS Latency
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Processor Multiplier
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. You may set the value from [x8] up to [x25] but
no higher than the value of “Processor Maximum Multiplier”. For example, if
the value of “Processor Maximum Multiplier” is [x11], the actual value of
multiplier will be [x11] even if you set this item to a value higher than [x11].
However, for system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of
this item.
Processor Voltage
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. You may set the value from [1.550V] down to
[0.800V]. However, for safety and system stability, it is not recommended
to adjust the value of this item.
Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the
standard values as listed: [200 MHz (DDRII 400)], [266 MHz (DDRII 533)],
[333 MHz (DDRII 667)], and [400MHz (DDRII 800)].
Flexibility Option
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
CAS Latency
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration
options: [Auto], [3T], [4T], [5T], and [6T]. The default value is [Auto].
TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK], [6CLK],
[7CLK], [8CLK], [9CLK], [10CLK], [11CLK], [12CLK], [13CLK], [14CLK],
[15CLK], [16CLK], [17CLK], and [18CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK], and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK], and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRRD
Use this to adjust TRRD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T], [3T],
[4T], and [5T]. The default value is [Auto].
TRC
Use this to adjust TRC values. Configuration options: [11T] to [26T]. The
default value is [Auto].
MA Timing
Use this to adjust values for MA timing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T],
[1T]. The default value is [Auto].
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Bank Interleaving
Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the
same node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention.
3.3.2
Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Chipset Settings
Onboard LAN
Onboard HD Audio
Front Panel
CD-In
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[PCI]
CPU-NB Link Speed
CPU-NB Link Width
[Auto]
[Auto]
DRAM Voltage
NB Core Voltage
NB +1.8V Voltage
PCI Bridge Decode Scheme
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
DRAM Voltage 2.0V
and 2.05V options are
for overclocking usage
only , which may violate
memory specification.
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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.
CD-In
Use this item to enable or disable CD-In of OnBoard HD Audio. If you plan to
use this motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM logo test, please disable
this option.
Primary Graphics Adapter
This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video
card. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple
video controllers. The default value of this feature is [PCI]. Configuration
options: [PCI] and [PCIE].
CPU - NB Link Speed
This feature allows you selecting CPU to NB link frequency. Configuration
options: [Auto], [200 MHz], [400 MHz], [600 MHz], [800 MHz], and [1000
MHz].
CPU - NB Link Width
This feature allows you selecting CPU to NB link width. Configuration options:
[Auto], [8 bit], and [16 bit].
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DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.85V],
[1.9V], [1.95V], [2.0V], and [2.05V]. The default value is [Auto]. DRAM
Voltage 2.0V and 2.05V options are for overclocking usage only, which
may violate memory specification.
NB Core Voltage
Use this to select NB core voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [Ultra
High], [High], [Normal], and [Low]. The default value is [Auto].
NB +1.8V Voltage
Use this to select NB +1.8V voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [High],
and [Low]. The default value is [Auto].
PCI Bridge Decode Scheme
Use this to select PCI bridge decode scheme. Configuration options: [Auto],
[Positive], and [Subtractive].
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3.3.3
ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Repost Video on STR Resume
Away Mode Support
[Auto]
[No]
[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]
ACPI HPET Table
[Disabled]
Select auto-detect or
disable the STR
feature.
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F9
F10
ESC
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Select Item
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Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. If
you set this item to [Disabled], the function “Repost Video on STR Resume”
will be hidden.
Repost Video on STR Resume
This feature allows you to repost video on STR resume. (STR refers to
suspend to RAM.)
Away Mode Support
Use this item to enable or disable Away Mode support under Windows® XP
Media Center OS. The default value is [Disabled].
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power
loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the
power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes
and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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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
ENABLED: enables the
onboard SATA
Controller.
DISABLED: disables the
onboard SATA
Controller.
IDE Configuration
OnBoard SATA Controller
SATA Operation Mode
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
[Enabled]
[RAID]
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
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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 [RAID]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA / SATAII
HDDs, please select [RAID]. Configuration options: [AHCI], [non-RAID], and
[RAID].
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will
use the “Primary IDE Master” as the example in the following instruction,
which can be applied to the configurations of “Primary IDE Slave” as well.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T.
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
:Hard Disk
:MAXTOR 6L080J4
:80.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-6
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data
from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary
IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]:This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
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].
32Bit Data Transfer
Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
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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
[64]
[Enabled]
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
PCI Latency Timer
The default value is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless
the installed PCI expansion cards’ specifications require other settings.
PCI IDE BusMaster
Use this item to enable or disable the PCI IDE BusMaster feature.
3.3.6 Floppy Configuration
In this section, you may configure the type of your floppy drive.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Floppy Configuration
Floppy A
[1.44 MB 31 2"]
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]
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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].
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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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].
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
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Select Item
Change Option
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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 the I/O devices
of legacy OS (DOS) such as mouse, keyboard, USB flash... 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.
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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 Ambient Temperature
CPU Internal Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 42 C / 107 F
: 52 C / 125 F
: 31 C / 87 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
: 2833 RPM
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
CPU Quiet Fan
[Disabled]
1.532 V
3.129 V
4.877 V
11.741 V
Security
Exit
You are allowed to
enable this function
only when you install
4-pin CPU fan.
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Ambient Temperature
This item shows the temperature sensed by thermistor near CPU.
CPU Internal Temperature
This item shows the temperature sensed by dual current source
CPU.
CPU Quiet Fan
This item allows you to identify the temperature of CPU fan. Configuration
options: [Disabled] and [Enabled]. The default value is [Disabled]. You are
allowed to enable this function only when you install 4-pin CPU fan.
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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-MAXTOR 6L08]
[CD/DVD: SM-CD-ROM]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot From Network
Bootup Num-Lock
To enable or disable the
boot from network feature.
[Disabled]
[On]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
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Save and Exit
Exit
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Boot From Network
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Network feature.
Boot Up Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
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3.6
Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
For the user password, you may also clear it.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Security
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.7
Exit Screen
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitro
Boot
Exit Options
Security
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Optimal Defaults
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load Optimal Defaults
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Load
optimal defaults?” Select [OK] to load the default values for all the setup
configurations.
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4. Software Suppor
Supportt
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:
2000 / XP / XP Media Center / 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 the
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
If you need to contact us or want to know more about ASRock, welcome to visit
our website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer for
further information.
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