ASRock 939NF4G-VSTA Computer Hardware User Manual

939NF4G-VSTA
User Manual
Version 1.2
Published July 2006
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 and Basic Logo ..........................................................
Motherboard Layout .................................................................
HD 8CH I/O ................................................................................
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6
9
10
11
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, PCI Express, and HDMR Slots) ....................
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
12
13
13
14
16
Easy Multi Monitor Feature ........................................................ 16
Jumpers Setup .......................................................................... 17
Onboard Headers and Connectors .......................................... 17
SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide .................................................. 22
Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation ................................................................................. 23
Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs .... 23
Driver Installation Guide ............................................................ 23
HDMR Card and Driver Installation ............................................ 24
Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM Without RAID
Functions .................................................................................. 24
Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM With RAID
Functions. ................................................................................. 24
Untied Overclocking Technology .............................................. 25
3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY ................................................... 26
3.1
3.2
3.3
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 ......................................................
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26
27
27
28
28
31
32
33
35
36
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
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 ................................................... 42
4.1
4.2
Install Operating System ...........................................................
Support CD Information .............................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD .......................................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ..................................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ...................................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information ........................................................
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APPENDIX: AMD’s Cool ‘n’ Quiet TM TTechnology
echnology ...... 43
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock 939NF4G-VSTA 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
1.1
http://www.asrock.com
Package Contents
1 x ASRock 939NF4G-VSTA Motherboard
(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 8.8-in, 24.4 cm x 22.4 cm)
1 x ASRock 939NF4G-VSTA Quick Installation Guide
1 x ASRock 939NF4G-VSTA Support CD
1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)
1 x 3.5-in Floppy Drive Ribbon Cable
1 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)
1 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)
1 x HD 8CH I/O Shield
1 x COM Port Bracket
1 x HDMR Card (Optional)
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Hybrid Booster
Expansion Slot
Graphics
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 8.8-in, 24.4 cm x 22.4 cm
- 939-Pin Socket Supporting AMD AthlonTM 64 / 64FX / 64X2
Processors
- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology
(see CAUTION 1)
- FSB 1000 MHz (2.0 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- Supports Hyper-Transport Technology
- Northbridge: nVidia® GeForce 6100
- Southbridge: nVidia® nForce 410 MCP
- Dual Channel DDR Memory Technology (see CAUTION 3)
- 4 x DDR DIMM slots
- Support DDR400/333/266
- Max. capacity: 4GB
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 4)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 5)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- 2 x PCI slots
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
- 1 x HDMR slot
- Integrated NV44 graphics DX9.0 VGA
- Pixel Shader 3.0
- Max. shared memory 128MB
- Realtek ALC888 7.1 channel audio CODEC with High
Definition audio
- Realtek PHY RTL8201CL
- Speed: 10/100 Ethernet
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
HD 8CH I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA Port
- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 Port
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central Bass/
Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 6)
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Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- 2 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, JBOD) and “Hot Plug” functions (see CAUTION 7)
- 2 x ATA133 IDE connectors (support 4 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x Game header
- 1 x COM port header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 20 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 8)
- 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 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 64-bit/VistaTM compliant
(see CAUTION 9)
- FCC, CE, Microsoft® WHQL Certificated
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CAUTION!
1.
For power-saving’s sake, it is strongly recommended to enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’
QuietTM technology under Windows system. See APPENDIX on page 43 to
enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. Since not all K8 939-pin CPU can
support AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology, please check AMD’s website for
2.
details.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Un-
3.
tied Overclocking Technology” on page 25 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.
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.
7.
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.
Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 22 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. Besides, you are allowed to downgrade the SATAII hard disk to
SATA hard disk (from SATAII 3Gb/s down to SATA 1.5Gb/s), and connect it to
the SATAII connector. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connec-
8.
tor directly.
Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows®
9.
VistaTM / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2 / 2000 SP4.
Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM driver is not ready yet. We will update it to our
website in the future. Please visit our website for Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM
driver and related information.
ASRock website
http://www.asrock.com
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1.3
Minimum Hardware R
equirement TTable
able for W
indows ®
Requirement
Windows
Vista TM Premium and Basic Logo
For system integrators and users who purchase this motherboard and
plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium and Basic logo, please follow the
below table for minimum hardware requirement. Please adopt the CPU,
memory, and VGA that we suggest.
CPU
Athlon 3000+
Memory
512MB x 2 Dual Channel (DDR400) (Premium)
512MB Single Channel (Basic)
256MB x 2 Dual Channel (Basic)
* If you use onboard VGA with total system memory size 512MB and plan to
submit Windows® VistaTM Basic logo, please adjust the shared memory size of onboard
VGA to 64MB. If you use onboard VGA with total system memory size above 512MB
and plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium and Basic logo, the shared memory size
of onboard VGA can be adjusted up to 128MB.
* If you plan to use external graphics card on this motherboard, please refer to Premium
Discrete requirement at http://www.asrock.com
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1.4 Motherboard Layout
2
1
3
4
6
5
7
22.4cm (8.8-in)
nVidia
GeForce 6100
Chipset
FSB800
FSB800
8
IDE1
24.4cm (9.6-in)
EXPRESS
DDR4 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
PCI
DDR2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
RAID
DDR3 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
COM1
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Center:
SIDE SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
Top:
REAR SPK
30
Top:
RJ-45
ATXPWR1
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
DDR1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
1
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IDE2
Dual Core CPU
SOCKET 939
VGA1
PARALLEL PORT
PS2
Keyboard
939NF4G-VSTA
FSB1GHz
ATX12V1
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR400
Dual Channel
1
PS2_USB_PW1
PS2
Mouse
CPU_FAN1
9
`
29
PCIE1
ATA133
LAN
PHY
HD_AUDIO1
SPEAKER1
1
PCIE2
SATAII
7.1CH HD
HDMR1
26
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
SATAII_1
CLRCMOS1
1
1
7
CMOS
BATTERY
4Mb
BIOS
AUDIO
CODEC
1
2
3
4
5
6
USB2.0
PCI 2
CD1
25
FLOPPY1
USB45
IR1
GAME1
1
1
USB67
PLED PWRBTN
HDLED
24 23 22
21
PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper
16
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
17
North Bridge Controller
18
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
19
939-Pin CPU Socket
20
2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM Slots
21
(Dual Channel A: DDR1, DDR2; Blue)
22
2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM Slots
23
(Dual Channel B: DDR3, DDR4; Black)
24
Secondary IDE Connector (IDE2, Black)
25
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
26
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
27
South Bridge Controller
28
Secondary Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_2, red) 29
Primary Serial ATAII Connector (SATAII_1, red)
30
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
31
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
10
20 19 18
17
10
11
12
13
14
15
PANEL 1
1
1
CHA_FAN1
Super
I/O
28
27
RoHS
SATAII_2
nVidia
nForce
410 MCP
Chipset
PCI 1
RESET
16
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB67, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB45, Blue)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Flash Memory
Game Port Header (GAME1)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE2)
HDMR Slot (HDMR1)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
2 x PCI Slots (PCI1- 2)
PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE1)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
Serial Port Connector (COM1)
1.5
HD 8CH I/O
2
1
13
1
2
3
4
5
6
*7
12
11
3
6
4
7
5
8
9
10
Parallel Port
RJ-45 Port
Side Speaker (Gray)
Rear Speaker (Black)
Central / Bass (Orange)
Line In (Light Blue)
8
9
10
11
12
13
Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
VGA 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
939NF4G-VSTA is a Micro ATX form factor (9.6-in x 8.8-in, 24.4 cm x 22.4 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
STEP 1:
Lift Up The Socket Lever
STEP 2 / STEP 3:
Match The CPU Golden Triangle
To The Socket Corner
STEP 4:
Push Down And Lock
The Socket Lever
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
After you install the CPU into this motherboard, it is necessary to install a
larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. You also need to spray
thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat
dissipation. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. Then connect the CPU fan to
the CPU FAN connector (CPU_FAN1, see Page 10, No. 10). 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)
939NF4G-VSTA motherboard provides four 184-pin DDR (Double Data Rate)
DIMM slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel
configuration, you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed,
size and chip-type) DDR DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words,
you have to install identical DDR DIMM pair in Dual Channel A (DDR1 and
DDR2; Blue slots; see p.10 No.6) or identical DDR DIMM pair in Dual Channel B
(DDR3 and DDR4; Black slots; see p.10 No.7), so that Dual Channel Memory
Technology can be activated. This motherboard also allows you to install four
DDR DIMMs for dual channel configuration, and please install identical DDR
DIMMs in all four slots. You may refer to the Dual Channel Memory Configuration
Table below.
Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDR1
(Blue Slot)
Populated
Populated
(1)
(2)
(3)*
DDR2
(Blue Slot)
Populated
Populated
DDR3
(Black Slot)
Populated
Populated
DDR4
(Black Slot)
Populated
Populated
* For the configuration (3), please install identical DDR 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 blue slots
2.
(DDR1 and DDR2), or in the set of black slots (DDR3 and DDR4).
If only one memory module or three memory modules are installed
in the DDR DIMM slots on this motherboard, it is unable to activate
the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
3.
If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
Channel, for example, installing a pair of memory modules in DDR1
and DDR3, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology .
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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 Express Slots, PCI Slots and HDMR Slot)
There are 2 PCI Express slots, 2 PCI slots and 1 HDMR slot on 939NF4G-VSTA
motherboard.
PCIE Slots: PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x16 lane
width graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIE x1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards, such as
Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.
PCI Slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
HDMR slot: The HDMR slot is used to insert an ASRock HDMR card with v.92
Modem functionality. The HDMR slot is shared with PCIE2 slot; you
can only choose either PCIE2 slot or HDMR slot to use.
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.
2.5 Easy Multi Monitor Feature
This motherboard supports Multi Monitor upgrade. With the internal onboard VGA
and the external add-on PCI Express VGA card, you can easily enjoy the benefits
of Multi Monitor feature. If you plan to enable the function of onboard VGA, please
enter the option “Share Memory” of BIOS to adjust the memory capability to
[16MB], [32MB], [64MB], or [128MB]. Please note that the value you select should
be less than the total capability of the system memory. The default value of “Share
Memory” is [Auto], which will disable onboard VGA function when installing VGA
card. After setting up BIOS, you can install VGA cards and VGA card drivers to
enjoy multi-monitors.
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2.6
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.
2_3
1_2
(see p.10, No. 1)
Clear CMOS Jumper
1_2
2_3
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.10, No. 19)
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.
2.7 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. 21)
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.
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Primary IDE Connector (Blue)
Secondary IDE Connector (Black)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.10 No. 9)
(39-pin IDE2, see p.10 No. 8)
IDE1
PIN1
PIN1
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
IDE2
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
Note: If you use only one IDE device on this motherboard, please set the IDE
device as “Master”. Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor
for the details. Besides, to optimize compatibility and performance, please
connect your hard disk drive to the primary IDE connector (IDE1, blue) and
CD-ROM to the secondary IDE connector (IDE2, black).
Serial ATA II Connectors
(SATA II_1: see p.10, No. 13)
SATAII_2
(SATA II_2: see p.10, No. 12)
SATAII_1
These Serial ATA II (SATA II)
connectors support SATA II
or SATA hard disk for internal
storage devices. The current
SATA II interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATA /
SATAII hard disk or the SATAII
connector on the motherboard.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
Please connect the black end of
SATA power cable to the power
connector on each drive. Then
connect the white end of SATA
power cable to the power
connector of the power supply.
(Optional)
connect to the SATA HDD
power connector
connect to the
power supply
USB 2.0 Header
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB67)
(see p.10 No. 17)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
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This HD 8CH I/O accommodates 4 default USB 2.0 ports. If
those USB 2.0 ports on the I/O
panel are not sufficient, this
USB 2.0 header is available to
support 2 additional USB 2.0
ports.
USB 2.0 Header
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB45)
(see p.10 No. 18)
1
GND
P+4
P-4
USB_PWR
Infrared Module Header
IRTX
+5VSB
DUMMY
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.10 No. 20)
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This HD 8CH I/O accommodates 4 default USB 2.0 ports. If
those USB 2.0 ports on the I/O
panel are not sufficient, this
USB 2.0 header is available to
support 2 additional USB 2.0
ports.
This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
(CD1: see p.10 No. 27)
CD1
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.10, No. 26)
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
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.
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. Click “Audio I/O”, select
“Connector Settings”
, 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. 16)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.10 No. 14)
1
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
Chassis Fan Connector
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.10 No. 15)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.10 No. 10)
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
Please connect a chassis fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
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. 30)
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)
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Game Port Header
+5V
JBB1
JBX
MIDI_OUT
JBY
JBB2
MIDI_IN
(15-pin GAME1)
(see p.10 No. 23)
Connect a Game cable to this
header if the Game port bracket
is installed.
1
+5V
JAB2
JAY
GND
GND
JAX
JAB1
+5V
Serial port Header
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.10 item 31)
1
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
c
s
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This COM1 header
supports a serial port module.
2.8
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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2.9 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts nVidia® nForce 410 MCP southbridge chipset that
supports Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID functions.
You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage
devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA / SATAII hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
2.10 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII
Devices.
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.
2.11 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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2.12 HDMR Card and Driver Installation
If you do not insert HDMR card to this motherboard, and you finish installing all
drivers to your system now, but in the future, you plan to use HDMR card function
on this motherboard, please follow the steps below then.
1. Insert HDMR card to HDMR slot on this motherboard. Please make sure that the
HDMR card is completely seated on the slot.
2. Install HDMR card driver from our support CD to your system.
3. Reboot your system.
2.13 Installing Windows ® 2000 / Windows ® XP / Windows ®
XP 64-bit / Windows ® Vista TM Without RAID Functions
The installation procedures for Windows VistaTM are subject to change.
If you just want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® XP 64-bit on
your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, you don’t have to make a SATA /
SATAII driver diskette. Besides, there is no need for you to change the BIOS setting.
You can start to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® XP 64-bit on
your system directly.
2.14 Installing Windows ® 2000 / Windows ® XP / Windows ®
XP 64-bit / Windows ® Vista TM With RAID Functions
The installation procedures for Windows VistaTM are subject to change.
If you want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® XP 64-bit on your
SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow the below steps.
Before installing Windows® 2000 to your system, your 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
STEP 1: Make a SATA / SATAII Driver Diskette.
A.
Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
B.
During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and
then a window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CDROM as the boot device.
C.
When you see the message on the screen, “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:
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press any key to start
Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive, and press any key.
E.
The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA /
SATAII drivers into the floppy diskette.
STEP 2: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATAII Operation Mode” option from [non-RAID] to [RAID].
STEP 3: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure the RAID function, you need to
check the installation guide in the Support CD for proper configuration.
Please refer to the document in the Support CD, “Guide to SATA Hard
Disks Installation and RAID Configuration”, which is located in the folder
at the following path:
.. \Information\Manual\RAID Installation Guide
After step1, 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 SCSI or RAID driver. When prompted, insert a floppy disk containing the
nVidia® RAID driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select
the driver to install according to the mode you choose and the OS you install.
NOTE. If you install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on IDE
HDDs and want to manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions
on SATA / SATAII HDDs, you still need to set up “SATAII Operation Mode” to [RAID]
first. Then, please set the RAID configuration by using “RAID Utility for Windows
Guide” in Windows® environment. Please refer to the document in the Support CD,
“Guide to nVidia RAID Utility for Windows”, which is located in the folder at the
following path:
.. \Information\Manual\RAID Utility for Windows Guide
2.15 Untied Overclocking TTechnology
echnology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you
enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter “Overclock Mode” option of BIOS
setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [CPU, PCIE, Async.]. Therefore, CPU FSB is
untied during overclocking, but PCI and PCIE buses are in the fixed mode so that FSB
can operate under a more stable overclocking environment.
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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
BIOS Version
Processor Type
:
:
Processor Speed :
Microcode Update :
:
L1 Cache Size
:
L2 Cache Size
Total Memory
DDR
DDR
DDR
DDR
1
2
3
4
[17:00:09]
[Wed 05/03/2006]
939NF4G-VSTA BIOS P1.0
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
(64bit supported)
2200 MHz
F7A/3A
128KB
512KB
: 512MB with 64MB shared memory
Dual-Channel Memory Mode
: 256MB/166MHz (DDR333)
: 256MB/166MHz (DDR333)
: 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
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Boot Failure Guard
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
HT Spread Spectrum
Cool' n' Quiet
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Enabled]
[Center Spread]
[Enabled]
[ Enabled ]
[Center Spread]
[ Enabled ]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
Bank Interleaving
Burst Length
CAS Latency (CL)
TRCD
TRAS
x11
1.550 V
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[4 Beats]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Cnfiguration
options: [Auto], [CPU, PCIE, Sync.] and [CPU, PCIE, Async.].
CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency. The default value is [200].
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PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency. The default value is [100].
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
CPU Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Center Spread] as default. Configuration
options: [Disabled], [Center Spread], and [Down Spread].
PCIE Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Enabled] as default. Configuration
options: [Disabled], and [Enabled].
SATA Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Enabled] as default. Configuration
options: [Disabled], and [Enabled].
HT Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Center Spread] as default. Configuration
options: [Disabled], [Center Spread], and [Down Spread].
Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology.
Processor Maximum Multiplier
It will display Processor Maximum Multiplier for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Multiplier and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Boot Failure Guard
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
HT Spread Spectrum
Cool' n' Quiet
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Enabled]
[Center Spread]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Center Spread]
[Enabled]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x11
1.550 V
[Manual]
Processor Multiplier
Processor Voltage
[x8]
[1.500V]
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
Bank Interleaving
Burst Length
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[4 Beats]
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Processor Multiplier
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. You may set the value from [x8] up to [x25] but
no higher than the value of “Processor Maximum Multiplier”. For example, if
the value of “Processor Maximum Multiplier” is [x11], the actual value of
multiplier will be [x11] even if you set this item to a value higher than [x11].
However, for system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of
this item.
Processor Voltage
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. You may set the value from [1.550V] down to
[0.800V]. However, for safety and system stability, it is not recommended
to adjust the value of this item.
Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the
standard values as listed: [133 MHz (DDR266)], [166 MHz (DDR333)],
[200 MHz (DDR400)].
Flexibility Option
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
Bank Interleaving
Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the
same node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention.
Burst Length
Burst length can be set to 8, 4 or 2 beats. 64 Bit Dq must use the 4 beats.
CAS Latency (CL)
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration
options: [Auto], [2.0], [3.0], and [2.5]. The default value is [Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK],
[4CLK], [5CLK], and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK], [6CLK],
[7CLK], [8CLK], [9CLK], [10CLK], [11CLK], [12CLK], [13CLK], [14CLK], and
[15CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK],
[4CLK], [5CLK], and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
MA Timing
Use this to adjust values for MA timing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T],
[1T]. The default value is [Auto].
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3.3.2
Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Chipset Settings
To set DRAM Voltage.
Onboard LAN
Onboard HD Audio
Front Panel Controller
Share Memory
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[PCI]
CPU-NB Link Speed
CPU-NB Kink Width
NB-SB Link Speed
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
DRAM Voltage
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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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 Control
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel.
Share Memory
This allows you to set share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [16MB], [32MB], [64MB], and [128MB].
Primary Graphics Adapter
This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video
card. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple
video controllers. The default value of this feature is [PCI]. Configuration
options: [PCI], [Onboard] and [PCI Express].
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].
NB - SB Link Speed
This feature allows you selecting NB to SB link frequency. Configuration
options: [Auto], [200 MHz], [400 MHz], [600 MHz], and [800 MHz].
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [Ultra High],
[High], [Normal], and [Low]. The default value is [Auto].
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3.3.3
ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Repost Video on STR Resume
[Auto]
[No]
Restore on AC / Power Loss
Ring-In Power On
PCI Devices Power On
PS / 2 Keyboard Power On
RTC Alarm Power On
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select auto-detect or
disable the STR
feature.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. If
you set this item to [Disabled], the function “Repost Video on STR Resume”
will be hidden.
Repost Video on STR Resume
This feature allows you to repost video on STR resume. It is recommended
to enable this feature under Microsoft Windows 98 / ME. (STR refers to
suspend to RAM.)
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power
loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the
power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes
and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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3.3.4 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
IDE Configuration
OnBoard IDE Controller
OnBoard SATAII Controller
SATAII Operation Mode
HDD Fast Detection
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
SATAII 1
SATAII 2
[Both]
[Enabled]
[non-RAID]
[Disabled]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[ATAPI CDROM]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
DISABLED: disables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
PRIMARY: enables only
the Primary IDE
Controller.
SECONDARY: enables
only the Secondary IDE
Controller.
BOTH: enables both IDE
Controllers.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Option
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Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard IDE Controller
You may enable either the primary IDE channel or the secondary IDE channel.
Or you may enable both the primary and the secondary IDE channels by
selecting [Both]. Set to [Disabled] will disable the both. Configuration options:
[Disabled], [Primary], [Secondary], [Both].
OnBoard SATAII Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “OnBoard SATAII Controller” feature.
SATAII Operation Mode
Use this item to adjust SATAII Operation Mode. The default value of this
option is [non-RAID]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA / SATAII
HDDs, please select [RAID].
HDD Fast Detection
Configuratin optins: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is [Disabled].
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will
use the “Primary IDE Master” as the example in the following instruction,
which can be applied to the configurations of “Primary IDE Slave”, “Secondary IDE Master”, and “Secondary IDE Slave” as well.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Primary IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T.
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
:Hard Disk
:MAXTOR 6L080J4
:80.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-6
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
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Save and Exit
Exit
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data
from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary
IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]:This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
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S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto],
[Enabled].
32Bit Data Transfer
Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
[64]
[Enabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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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.
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3.3.6 Floppy Configuration
In this section, you may configure the type of your floppy drive.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Floppy Configuration
[1.44 MB 31 2"]
Floppy A
Select the type of
floppy drive
connected to the
system.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.3.7 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Super IO Chipset
OnBoard Floppy Controller
Serial Port Address
Infrared Port Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Version
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
OnBoard Game Port
OnBoard MIDI Port
Allow BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
[Enabled]
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
[378]
[ECP + EPP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard Floppy Controller
Use this item to enable or disable floppy drive controller.
Serial Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4],
[2E8 / IRQ3].
Infrared Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [2F8 / IRQ3], and [2E8 / IRQ3].
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Parallel Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard parallel port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [378], and [278].
Parallel Port Mode
Use this item to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The default
value is [ECP+EPP]. If this option is set to [ECP+EPP], it will show the EPP
version in the following item, “EPP Version”. Configuration options:
[Normal], [Bi-Directional], and [ECP+EPP].
EPP Version
Use this item to set the EPP version. Configuration options: [1.9]
and [1.7].
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Use this item to set the ECP mode DMA channel. Configuration
options: [DMA0], [DMA1], and [DMA3].
Parallel Port IRQ
Use this item to set the IRQ for the parallel port. Configuration options:
[IRQ5] and [IRQ7].
OnBoard Game Port
Use this item to enable the Game Port or disable it.
OnBoard MIDI Port
Use this itme to select the address for the MIDI Port or disable it. Configuration options: [Disabled], [300], and [330].
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3.3.8 USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
Legacy USB Support
To enable or disable
the onboard USB
controllers.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
USB 2.0 Support
Use this item to enable or disable the USB 2.0 support.
Legacy USB Support
Use this item to enable or disable the support to emulate 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.
3.4
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU fan
speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
H/W Monitor
Security
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 37 C / 98 F
: 31 C / 87 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
: 2833 RPM
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
CPU Quiet Fan
[Disabled]
1.532 V
3.129 V
4.877 V
11.741 V
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Exit
CPU Quiet Fan
This item allows you to identify the temperature of CPU fan.Configuration
options: [Disabled] and [Enabled]. The default value is [Disabled].
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
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Boot From Network
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Network feature.
Boot Up Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
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3.6
Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
For the user password, you may also clear it.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Security
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
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 64-bit / VistaTM. Because motherboard settings and hardware options
vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for more information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers including ASRock Express GbL PCI Express LAN card driver if the system detects the installed
devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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APPENDIX:
echnology
AMD’s Cool ‘n’ Quiet TM TTechnology
For power-saving sake, it is strongly recommended to enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM
technology under Windows® system. When using this feature, please make sure to
install “AMD Processor Driver” from the “Support CD” first.
If you are using Windows® 2000/XP operating system, please follow the instruction
below to enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
From the Windows® 2000/XP operating system, click the Start button.
Select Settings, then Control Panel.
Switch to Classic View. (for Windows® XP only)
Double-click the Display icon in the Control Panel then select the Screen
Saver tab.
Click the “Power…” button. The following dialog box appears.
From the Power schemes combo list box, select Minimal Power
Management.
Click OK to implement settings.
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