ASROCK 939A790GMH User manual

ASROCK 939A790GMH User manual
939A790GMH
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published July 2010
Copyright©2009 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY
The Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic
substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations
passed by the California Legislature. When you discard the Lithium battery in
California, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance.
“Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate”
ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com
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Contents
1 . Introduction ........................................................... 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Package Contents .....................................................................
Specifications ...........................................................................
Motherboard Layout .................................................................
I/O Panel ....................................................................................
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2 . Installation .............................................................. 13
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) ..........................
2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features ..........................
2.6 ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM Operation Guide .............................
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
Jumpers Setup ..........................................................................
Onboard Headers and Connectors ..........................................
SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide ..................................................
Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation .................................................................................
Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs ....
SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide .....
Driver Installation Guide ............................................................
Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP /
XP 64-bit With RAID Functions .................................................
2.14.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions ....................................................................
2.14.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit With RAID Functions ..............................
Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP /
XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions ............................................
2.15.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ......................................................................
2.15.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID Functions .........................
Untied Overclocking Technology ..............................................
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3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY ................................................... 37
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
Introduction ...............................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ...............................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys .............................................................
Main Screen ..............................................................................
OC Tweaker Screen .................................................................
Advanced Screen ....................................................................
3.4.1 CPU Configuration ..........................................................
3.4.2 Chipset Configuration .....................................................
3.4.3 ACPI Configuration .........................................................
3.4.4 Storage Configuration ....................................................
3.4.5 PCIPnP Configuration ......................................................
3.4.6 Floppy Configuration ......................................................
3.4.7 Super IO Configuration ...................................................
3.4.8 USB Configuration ..........................................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen .............................
Boot Screen ..............................................................................
3.6.1 Boot Settings Configuration ...........................................
Security Screen ........................................................................
Exit Screen ...............................................................................
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4 . Software Support ................................................... 58
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 939A790GMH 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-by-step
guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration guide to
BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for specific information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
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ASRock 939A790GMH Motherboard
(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 8.6-in, 24.4 cm x 21.8 cm)
ASRock 939A790GMH Quick Installation Guide
ASRock 939A790GMH Support CD
1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Expansion Slot
Graphics
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 8.6-in, 24.4 cm x 21.8 cm
- Solid Capacitor for CPU power
- Socket 939 for AMD AthlonTM 64FX / 64X2 / 64 processors
- 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 790GX
- Southbridge: AMD SB750
- Dual Channel DDR Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- 4 x DDR DIMM slots
- Support DDR 400/333/266 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
- Max. capacity of system memory: 4GB (see CAUTION 3)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- Supports Hybrid CrossFireXTM
- Integrated AMD Radeon HD 3300 graphics
- DX10 class iGPU, Pixel Shader 4.0
- Max. shared memory 512MB (see CAUTION 4)
- Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
- Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to
1920x1200 (1080P)
- Supports Dual-link DVI with max. resolution up to 2560x1600
@ 75Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536
@ 85Hz
- Supports HDCP function with DVI and HDMI ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback with
DVI and HDMI ports
- 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC888 Audio Codec)
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111DL
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port
- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
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Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Unique Feature
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x eSATAII Port
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/Line in/
Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 5)
- 5 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and JBOD), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug”
functions (see CAUTION 6)
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x Print port header
- CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 8Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- VCCM, NB Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), ASRock
Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial;
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial)
- ASRock OC Tuner (see CAUTION 7)
- Intelligent Energy Saver (see CAUTION 8)
- Instant Boot
- ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 9)
- ASRock OC DNA (see CAUTION 10)
- ASRock AIWI (see CAUTION 11)
- ASRock APP Charger (see CAUTION 12)
- Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 13)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 14)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
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Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
/ XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit compliant
- FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
(see CAUTION 15)
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
WARNING
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting
the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using the thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability, or even
cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at
your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
CAUTION!
1.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Un-
2.
tied Overclocking Technology” on page 36 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 15 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® 7 /
4.
VistaTM / XP. For Windows® OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
The maximum shared memory size is defined by the chipset vendor and
5.
is subject to change. Please check AMD website for the latest information.
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 12 for proper connection.
6.
Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 28 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
directly.
7.
It is a user-friendly ASRock overclocking tool which allows you to surveil
your system by hardware monitor function and overclock your hardware
devices to get the best system performance under Windows® environment.
Please visit our website for the operation procedures of ASRock OC
Tuner. ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
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8.
Featuring an advanced proprietary hardware and software design,
Intelligent Energy Saver is a revolutionary technology that delivers
unparalleled power savings. The voltage regulator can reduce the
number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are
idle. In other words, it is able to provide exceptional power saving and
improve power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance.
To use Intelligent Energy Saver function, please enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet
option in the BIOS setup in advance. Please visit our website for the
operation procedures of Intelligent Energy Saver.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
9.
ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM.
This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS
without entering operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. With
this utility, you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2> key to
BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. Just launch this tool
and save the new BIOS file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard
drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please
be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file
system.
10. The software name itself – OC DNA literally tells you what it is capable of.
OC DNA, an exclusive utility developed by ASRock, provides a convenient way for the user to record the OC settings and share with others. It
helps you to save your overclocking record under the operating system
and simplifies the complicated recording process of overclocking settings.
With OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with
your friends! Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system
to get the same OC settings as yours! Please be noticed that the OC
profile can only be shared and worked on the same motherboard.
11. To experience intuitive motion controlled games is no longer only available
at Wii. ASRock AIWI utility introduces a new way of PC gaming operation.
ASRock AIWI is the world's first utility to turn your iPhone/iPod touch as
a game joystick to control your PC games. All you have to do is just to
install the ASRock AIWI utility either from ASRock official website or
ASRock software support CD to your motherboard, and also download the
free AIWI Lite from App store to your iPhone/iPod touch. Connecting your
PC and apple devices via Bluetooth or WiFi networks, then you can start
experiencing the exciting motion controlled games. Also, please do not
forget to pay attention to ASRock official website regularly, we will
continuously provide you the most up-do-date supported games!
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/Feature/Aiwi/index.asp
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12. If you desire a faster, less restricted way of charging your Apple devices,
such as iPhone/iPod/iPad Touch, ASRock has prepared a wonderful
solution for you - ASRock APP Charger. Simply installing the APP Charger
driver, it makes your iPhone charged much quickly from your computer
and up to 40% faster than before. ASRock APP Charger allows you to
quickly charge many Apple devices simultaneously and even supports
continuous charging when your PC enters into Standby mode (S1), Suspend to RAM (S3), hibernation mode (S4) or power off (S5). With APP
Charger driver installed, you can easily enjoy the marvelous charging
experience than ever.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/Feature/AppCharger/index.asp
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. EuP, stands for Energy Using Product, was a provision regulated by European
Union to define the power consumption for the completed system. According
to EuP, the total AC power of the completed system shall be under 1.00W in
off mode condition. To meet EuP standard, an EuP ready motherboard and an
EuP ready power supply are required. According to Intel’s suggestion, the EuP
ready power supply must meet the standard of 5v standby power efficiency
is higher than 50% under 100 mA current consumption. For EuP ready power
supply selection, we recommend you checking with the power supply manufacturer for more details.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
1
3
2
5
4
6
7
21.8cm (8.6-in)
Top:
CTR BASS
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Center:
REAR SPK
Bottom:
SPDIF_01
LAN
IDE1
939A790GMH
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AMD
790GX
Chipset
PCIE1
CLRCMOS1
1
32
PCI Express 2.0
EuP Ready
PCI1
31
30
AMD
SB750
Chipset
CMOS
BATTERY
IR1
1
HD_AUDIO1
AUDIO
CODEC
29
PLED PWRBTN
SPEAKER1
1
1
1
HDLED
RESET
FLOPPY1
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
16
PANEL 1
LPT1
COM1
CD1
1
2
3
4
5
6
14
15
CHA_FAN1
8Mb
BIOS
PCI2
1
10
11
12
13
1
1
1
PWR_FAN1
USB8_9 USB6_7 USB4_5
PCIE2
Super
I/O
8
24.4cm (9.6-in)
FSB800
DDR4 (64 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR3 (64 bit, 184-pin module)
Gigabit LAN
DDR400
eSATAII_1
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DDR2 (64 bit, 184-pin module)
RoHS
SOCKET 939
HDMI1
Top:
RJ-45
FSB800
ATX12V1
Dual Channel
VGA1
DVI_CON1
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
ATXPWR1
Hybrid CrossFire
PS2_USB_PW1
DDR1 (64 bit, 184-pin module)
PS2
Keyboard
CPU_FAN1
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3 1
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26
25
PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
939-Pin CPU Socket
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel A: DDR1, DDR2; Blue)
2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel B: DDR3, DDR4; Black)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)
Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
Southbridge Controller
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
Fifth SATAII Connector (SATAII_5 (PORT 4))
Fourth SATAII Connector (SATAII_4 (PORT 3))
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19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
24 23
1
SATAII_1 SATAII_2
( PORT 0) (PORT 1)
SATAII_3 SATAII_4 SATAII_5
( PORT 2) (PORT 3) (PORT 4)
22 21 20 19 18 17
Third SATAII Connector (SATAII_3 (PORT 2))
Secondary SATAII Connector
(SATAII_2 (PORT 1))
Primary SATAII Connector
(SATAII_1 (PORT 0))
Chassis Speaker Header
(SPEAKER 1, White)
System Panel Header (PANEL1, White)
SPI Flash Memory (8Mb)
Print Port Header (LPT1, White)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Serial Port Connector (COM1)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
Front Panel Audio Header
(HD_AUDIO1, White)
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
Northbridge Controller
PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2; Blue)
PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot (PCIE1; White)
Northbridge Controller
1.4
I/O Panel
1
3
2
4
6
5
7
8
14
1
2
*3
4
5
6
** 7
11
12
13
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
VGA/D-Sub Port
LAN RJ-45 Port
Central / Bass (Orange)
Rear Speaker (Black)
Line In (Light Blue)
Front Speaker (Lime)
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9
10
11
*** 12
13
14
10
9
Microphone (Pink)
Optical SPDIF Out Port
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
eSATAII Port
HDMI Port
VGA/DVI-D Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
* There are two LED next to the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED
indications.
LAN Port LED Indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
Status
Off
No Link
Blinking Data Activity
On
Link
Off
Orange
Green
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
SPEED LED
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
LAN Port
** 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
Central / Bass
Line In
2
(No. 7)
V
(No. 5)
--
(No. 4)
--
(No. 6)
--
4
6
V
V
V
V
-V
---
8
V
V
V
V
*** To support AC3 audio format with HDMI Audio under VistaTM, please install the XP HDMI
audio driver.
The driver is located under the path: ..\Drivers\NB Audio\REALTEK\XP64_XP(R1.68)
And note for LPCM support up to stereo 2 channels only.
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2. Installation
939A790GMH is a Micro ATX form factor (9.6-in x 8.6-in, 24.4 cm x 21.8 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 11, No. 5). 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)
939A790GMH 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.11 No.6) or identical DDR DIMM pair in Dual Channel B
(DDR3 and DDR4; Black slots; see p.11 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 and PCI Express Slots)
There are 2 PCI slots and 2 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIE slots:
PCIE1 (PCIE x1 slot; White) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane
width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.
PCIE2 (PCIE x16 slot; Blue) is used for PCI Express cards with x16
lane width graphics cards.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
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2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features
Dual Monitor Feature
This motherboard supports dual monitor feature. With the internal VGA output
support (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI), you can easily enjoy the benefits of dual monitor
feature without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard. This
motherboard also provides independent display controllers for DVI-D, D-Sub or
HDMI to support dual VGA output so that DVI-D, D-sub or HDMI can drive same or
different display contents.
To enable dual monitor feature, please follow the below steps:
1. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, or connect HDMI monitor
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel.
VGA/D-Sub port
VGA/DVI-D port
HDMI port
DVI-D and HDMI monitors cannot display at the same time. You can only
choose the combination for dual monitor output support: DVI-D + D-Sub
or HDMI + D-Sub.
2. If you have installed onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system
already, you can freely enjoy the benefits of multi monitor function after your
system boots. If you haven’t installed onboard VGA driver yet, please install
onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system and restart your
computer. Then you can start to use multi monitor function on this motherboard.
When you playback HDCP-protected video from Blu-ray (BD) or
HD-DVD disc, the content will be displayed only in one of the three
monitors instead of all monitors.
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Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal VGA output
support (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI) and external add-on PCI Express VGA card, you
can easily enjoy the benefits of surround display feature.
Please refer to the following steps to set up a surround display environment:
1. Install the ATITM PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE2 slot. Please refer to page 17
for proper expansion card installation procedures for details.
2. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, or connect HDMI monitor
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel. Then connect other monitor cables to the
corresponding connectors of the add-on PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE2 slot.
DVI-D and HDMI monitors cannot display at the same time. You can only
choose the combination: DVI-D + D-Sub or HDMI + D-Sub.
3. Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Share Memory”
option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB], [64MB], [128MB] [256MB] or
[512MB] to enable the function of VGA/D-sub. Please make sure that the value
you select is less than the total capability of the system memory. If you do not
adjust the BIOS setup, the default value of “Share Memory”, [Auto], will disable
VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA card is inserted to this
motherboard.
4. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to
your system. If you have installed the drivers already, there is no need to install
them again.
5. Set up a multi-monitor display.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Properties”, and select the “Settings” tab
so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to the
steps below.
A. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor.
B. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you wish
to be your primary monitor, and then select “Primary”. When you use
multiple monitors with your card, one monitor will always be Primary,
and all additional monitors will be designated as Secondary.
C. Select the display icon identified by the number 2.
D. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”.
E. Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”, if necessary.
F. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the
second monitor. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values.
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G. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identified by the number
one, two, three and four.
For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Personalize”, and select the “Display
Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor
according to the steps below.
A. Click the number ”2” icon.
B. Click the items “This is my main monitor” and “Extend the desktop onto
this monitor”.
C. Click “OK” to save your change.
D. Repeat steps A through C for the display icon identified by the number
three and four.
6. Use Surround Display. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing
the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. The placement
of display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another.
HDCP Function
HDCP function is supported on this motherboard. To use HDCP function
with this motherboard, you need to adopt the monitor that supports
HDCP function as well. Therefore, you can enjoy the superior display
quality with high-definition HDCP encryption contents. Please refer to
below instruction for more details about HDCP function.
What is HDCP?
HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a
specification developed by Intel® for protecting digital entertainment
content that uses the DVI interface. HDCP is a copy protection
scheme to eliminate the possibility of intercepting digital data
midstream between the video source, or transmitter - such as a
computer, DVD player or set-top box - and the digital display, or
receiver - such as a monitor, television or projector. In other words,
HDCP specification is designed to protect the integrity of content as it
is being transmitted.
Products compatible with the HDCP scheme such as DVD players,
satellite and cable HDTV set-top-boxes, as well as few entertainment PCs requires a secure connection to a compliant display. Due
to the increase in manufacturers employing HDCP in their equipment,
it is highly recommended that the HDTV or LCD monitor you purchase
is compatible.
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2.6
ATI TM Hybrid CrossF
ireX TM Operation Guide
CrossFireX
This motherboard supports ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM feature. ATITM Hybrid
CrossFireXTM brings multi-GPU performance capabilities by enabling an AMD
790GX integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to
operate simultaneously with combined output to a single display for blisteringlyfast frame rates. Currently, ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM Technology is only
supported with Windows® VistaTM / 7 OS, and is not available with Windows® XP
OS. In the future, ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM may be supported with Windows® XP
OS. Please visit our website for updated information.
What does an ATI TM Hybrid CrossFireX TM system include?
An ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM system includes an ATITM RadeonTM 2400 or ATITM
RadeonTM 3450 series graphics processor and a motherboard based on an AMD
790GX integrated chipset, all operating in a Windows® VistaTM / 7 environment.
Please refer to below PCI Express graphics card support list for ATITM Hybrid
CrossFireXTM. For the future update of more compatible PCI Express graphics
cards, please visit our website for further information.
Vendor Chipset
ATI
RADEON X2400PRO
Model
MSI RX2400 PRO-TD256EH
Driver
Catalyst 8.7
RADEON HD2400XT *
POWERCOLOR HD2400 XT
256MB DDR3
Catalyst 8.7
RADEON HD3450
POWERCOLOR AX3450
256MD2-S
Catalyst 8.7
* Currently, RADEON HD2400XT series graphics cards are only supported with
AMD Phenom CPU. Please visit our website for the future driver update and the
latest information.
Enjoy the benefit of A
TI TM Hybrid CrossF
ireX TM
ATI
CrossFireX
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Install one compatible PCI Express graphics card to PCIE2 slot (blue). For
the proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Connect the monitor cable to the correspondent connector on the PCI
Express graphics card on PCIE2 slot.
Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Advanced”
screen, and enter “Chipset Settings”. Then set the option “Surround View”
to [Enabled].
Boot into OS. Please remove the ATITM driver if you have any VGA driver
installed in your system.
Install the onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system for both
the onboard VGA and the discrete graphics card.
Restart your computer. Then you will find “ATI Catalyst Control Center” on
your Windows® taskbar.
ATI Catalyst Control Center
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Step 7.
Double-click “ATI Catalyst Control Center”. Click “View”, click “CrossFireTM”,
and then select the option “Enable CrossFireTM”.
View
Enable CrossFireTM
CrossFireTM
Step 8.
Click “Yes” to continue.
Step 9.
Click “OK” to save your change.
Step 10. Reboot your system. Then you can freely enjoy the benefit of HybridTM
CrossFireXTM feature.
* Hybrid CrossFireX TM appearing here is a registered trademark of ATI TM Technologies Inc.,
and is used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to
infringe.
* For further information of ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM technology, please check AMD website
for up dates and details.
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2.7
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.11, No. 1)
Clear CMOS Jumper
1_2
2_3
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.11, No. 14)
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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2.8 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)
FLOPPY1
Pin1
(see p.11 No. 26)
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.11 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
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
(SATAII_3 (PORT 2):
SATAII_5 (PORT 4)
see p.11, No. 20)
SATAII_4 (PORT 3)
(SATAII_2 (PORT 1):
SATAII_3 (PORT 2)
see p.11, No. 21)
SATAII_2 (PORT 1)
(SATAII_1 (PORT 0):
SATAII_1 (PORT 0)
Serial ATAII Connectors
These five Serial ATAII (SATAII)
connectors support SATAII
or SATA hard disk for internal
storage devices. The current
SATAII interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
see p.11, No. 19)
(SATAII_4 (PORT 3):
see p.11, No. 18)
(SATAII_5 (PORT 4):
see p.11, No. 17)
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 this motherboard.
(Optional)
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USB 2.0 Headers
USB_PWR
P-9
P+9
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB8_9)
(see p.11 No. 10)
1
GND
P+8
P-8
USB_PWR
Besides four default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there are
three USB 2.0 headers on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.11 No. 11)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.11 No. 12)
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+4
P-4
USB_PWR
Print Port Header
AFD#
ERROR#
PINIT#
SLIN#
(25-pin LPT1)
GND
(see p.11 No. 25)
1
SPD7
SPD6 ACK#
SPD5
BUSY
SPD4
PE
SPD3
SLCT
SPD2
SPD1
SPD0
STB#
Infrared Module Header
IRTX
+5V
DUMMY
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.11 No. 30)
1
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD1
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
(CD1: see p.11 No. 28)
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.11, No. 29)
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
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This is an interface for print
port cable that allows
convenient connection of printer
devices.
This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
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.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Click “Audio I/O”, select “Connector Settings”
, choose
“Disable front panel jack detection”, and save the change by
clicking “OK”.
For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Click the right-top “Folder” icon
, choose “Disable front
panel jack detection”, and save the change by clicking “OK”.
G. To activate the front mic.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Please select “Front Mic” as default record device.
If you want to hear your voice through front mic, please deselect "Mute"
icon in “Front Mic” of “Playback” portion.
For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Go to the "Front Mic" Tab in the Realtek Control panel.
Click "Set Default Device" to make the Front Mic as the default record
device.
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.11 No. 23)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.11 No. 22)
1
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
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Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
Chassis and Power Fan Connectors
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.11 No. 16)
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.11 No. 13)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
Please connect the fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
PWR_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
GND
(see p.11 No. 5)
1 2 3 4
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
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24
1
13
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(see p.11 No. 8)
Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector,
it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power
supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.
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24
1
13
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
ATX 12V Power Connector
Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.11 No. 2)
Serial port Header
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.11 No.27)
1
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
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This COM1 header supports a
serial port module.
2.9
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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2.10 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts AMD SB750 south bridge chipset that supports Serial
ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5,
RAID 10 and JBOD) 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.
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 5 function, you need to
install at least 3 SATA / SATAII hard disks. If you plan to use RAID 10 function,
you need to install at least 4 SATA / SATAII hard disks.
2.11 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII
Devices in RAID / AHCI mode. AMD SB750 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 RAID 1 or RAID 5 then it is called “Hot
Swap” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while
the system is still power-on and in working condition.
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2.12 SA
eature and Operation
SATTA / SA
SATTAII HDD Hot Plug FFeature
Guide
This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII HDD in RAID / AHCI
mode. Please read below operation guide of SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug feature carefully.
Before you process the SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug, please check below cable
accessories from the motherboard gift box pack.
A. 7-pin SATA data cable
B. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface
A. SATA data cable (Red)
B. SATA power cable
SATA 7-pin
The SATA 15-pin power
connector
connector (Black) connect
to SATA / SATAII HDD
1x4-pin conventional
power connector (White)
connect to power supply
Caution
1. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug
cannot be processed.
2. Even some SATA / SATAII HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power connector
and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces, the IDE 1x4-pin
conventional power connector interface is definitely not able to support Hot
Plug and will cause the HDD damage and data loss.
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
1. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard, which
supports SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug.
* The SATA / SATAII Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the chipset
because of its limitation, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug support information of our
motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our website:
www.asrock.com
2. Make sure your SATA / SATAII HDD can support Hot Plug function from your
dealer or HDD user manual. The SATA / SATAII HDD, which cannot support Hot
Plug function, will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation.
3. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII driver is installed into system properly. The
latest SATA / SATAII driver is available on our support website:
www.asrock.com
4. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable, which are from our
motherboard package.
5. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash
or data loss.
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How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end
Step 2 Connect SATA data cable to
the motherboard’s SATAII connector.
(White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable.
SATA power cable 1x4-pin
power connector (White)
Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector
(Black) end to SATA / SATAII HDD.
Step 4
Connect SATA data cable to
the SATA / SATAII HDD.
How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Unplug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
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2.13 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical
drive first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and
listed on the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom
side to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
2.14 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 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.
2.14.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions
If you want to install Windows® XP / 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
Storage
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.
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.
E.
The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA /
SATAII drivers into the floppy diskette.
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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® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After step 1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows® XP / 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 AMD RAID
driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to
install according to the OS you install. (Select “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controllerx86 platform” for Windows® XP, or “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform” for Windows® XP 64-bit.)
NOTE. If you install Windows® XP / 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
2.14.2 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / 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
Storage
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® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
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NOTE1. If you install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / 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® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs
and there are no SATA / SATAII device used, please set up “SATA Operation Mode”
to [IDE] in BIOS.
2.15 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit OS
on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below procedures
according to the OS you install.
2.15.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions
If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without
RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions (AHCI mode)
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
You can start to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. At the beginning
of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party AHCI driver. When prompted,
insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing the AMD AHCI driver. After reading
the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to install according to
the OS you install. (Select “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform” for
Windows® XP, or “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform” for Windows®
XP 64-bit.)
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Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions (IDE mode)
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
2.15.2 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions (AHCI mode)
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions (IDE mode)
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
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2.16 Untied Overclocking TTechnology
echnology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you
enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter “Overclock Mode” option of BIOS
setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [CPU, PCIE, Async.]. Therefore, CPU FSB is
untied during overclocking, but PCI / PCIE buses are in the fixed mode so that FSB can
operate under a more stable overclocking environment.
Please refer to the warning on page 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 SPI 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> or <Del>
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
OC Tweaker
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 overclocking features
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.
Main
OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor
Boot
Security
Exit
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[17:00:09]
[Fri 07/23/2010]
: 939A790GMH P1.00
: Dual Core AMD Opteron (tm)
Processor 180 (64bit)
Processor Speed : 2400MHz
Microcode Update : 20F32/4D
: 256KB
L1 Cache Size
: 2048KB
L2 Cache Size
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DDR1
DDR2
DDR3
DDR4
: 256MB with 128MB shared memory
Single-Channel Memory Mode
: 256MB/166MHz (DDR333)
: None
: None
: None
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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3.3 OC TTweak
weak
er Screen
weaker
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Main OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor
Boot
CPU Configuration
Exit
Overclocking may cause
damage to your CPU and
motherboard.
It should be done at
your own risk and
expense.
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Auto]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x12 2400 MHZ
1.400 V
[Auto]
HT Bus Speed
HT Bus Width
CPU Thermal Throttle
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Memory Configuration
Memory Clock
DRAM Voltage
Security
[Auto]
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [CPU, PCIE, Sync.], [CPU, PCIE, Async.] and [Optimized].
CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency.
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency.
Spread Spectrum
This item should always be [Auto] for better system stability.
Processor Maximum Multiplier
It will display Processor Maximum Multiplier for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Multiplier and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
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Main OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor
Boot
CPU Configuration
Security
Exit
Overclocking may cause
damage to your CPU and
motherboard.
It should be done at
your own risk and
expense.
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Auto]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
Processor Multiplier
Processor Voltage
x12 2400 MHZ
1.400 V
[Manual]
[x12 2400 MHz]
[1.350 V]
HT Bus Speed
HT Bus Width
CPU Thermal Throttle
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Memory Configuration
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
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. The range of the value depends on the CPU
you adopt on this motherboard. 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. The range of the value depends on the CPU
you adopt on this motherboard. However, for safety and system stability,
it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
HT Bus Speed
This feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus speed. Configuration options: [Auto], [200 MHz], [400 MHz], [600 MHz], [800 MHz] and
[1000 MHz].
HT Bus Width
This feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus width. Configuration options: [Auto], [8 Bit] and [16 Bit].
CPU Thermal Throttle
Use this item to enable CPU internal thermal control mechanism to keep the
CPU from overheated. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto], [12.5%],
[25%], [37.5%], [50%], [62.5%], [75%] and [87.5%]. The default value is
[Auto].
Memory Configuration
Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the
standard values as listed: [133MHz (DDR266)], [166MHz (DDR333)] and
[200MHz (DDR400)].
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DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [2.60V] to
[2.95V]. The default value is [Auto].
Memory Timing
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
OC Tweaker
Memory Timing
CAS Latency
TRAS
TRP
TRCD
TRRD
TRC
MA Timing
Burst Length
Bank Interleaving
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[4 Beats]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CAS Latency
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration
options: [Auto], [2T], [2.5T] and [3T]. The default value is [Auto].
TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5T] to [15T].
The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T] to [6T].
The default value is [Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T] to [6T].
The default value is [Auto].
TRRD
Use this to adjust TRRD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T] to [4T].
The default value is [Auto].
TRC
Use this to adjust TRC values. Configuration options: [Auto], [7T] to [22T].
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].
Burst Length
Burst length can be set to 8, 4 or 2 beats. 64 Bit Dq must use the 4 beats.
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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.
Chipset Settings
Onboard GPU Clock Override
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard GPU Clock Override
feature.
Onboard GPU Clock
This option only appears when you enable “Onboard GPU Clock
Override”. The default value is [700].
mGPU Voltage
Use this to select mGPU voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.10V] to
[1.45V]. The default value is [Auto].
Would you like to save current setting user defaults?
In this option, you are allowed to load and save three user defaults
according to your own requirements.
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3.4
Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, Storage Configuration, PCIPnP
Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration.
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
OC Tweaker Advanced H/W Monitor
Advanced Settings
Security
Exit
Options for CPU
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
Storage Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
Floppy Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
BIOS Update Utility
ASRock Instant Flash
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.
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This
convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS without
entering operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just launch
this tool and save the new BIOS file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or
hard drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without
preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility.
Please be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/
12 file system. If you execute ASRock Instant Flash utility, the utility will
show the BIOS files and their respective information. Select the proper
BIOS file to update your BIOS, and reboot your system after BIOS update
process completes.
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3.4.1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Enable or disable the
feature of Boot
Failure Guard.
CPU Configuration
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Memory Hole
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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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 ® 7 / 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.
Memory Hole
Use this to enable or disable memory hole. The default value is [Disabled].
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3.4.2
Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Chipset Settings
Auto/Enable/Disable
Onboard HD Audio.
Onboard HD Audio
Front Panel
CD-In
OnBoard Lan
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[PCI]
Internal Graphics Mode
Share Memory
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
Surround View
[UMA]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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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] 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® 7 / VistaTM logo
test, please disable this option.
OnBoard Lan
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard Lan feature.
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].
Internal Graphics Mode
This allows you to adjust internal graphics mode. The default value is
[UMA]. Configuration options: [UMA] and [Disabled].
Share Memory
This allows you to set share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [32MB], [64MB] and [128MB].
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Onboard HDMI HD Audio
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard HDMI HD Audio in AMD
790GX.
Surround View
This allows you to enable or disable the Surround View feature or Hybrid
CrossFireXTM feature.
3.4.3
ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Away Mode Support
[Disabled]
[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.
+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.
Check Ready Bit
Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit.
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.
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PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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.
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3.4.4 Storage Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure onboard
serial ATA
controller.
Storage Configuration
Onboard SATA Controller
SATA Operation Mode
[Enabled]
[IDE]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
SATAII_1
SATAII_2
SATAII_3
SATAII_4
SATAII_5
eSATAII_1
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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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 [IDE]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA / SATAII HDDs,
please select [RAID]. Configuration options: [AHCI], [RAID] and [IDE].
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will
use the “IDE1 Master” as the example in the following instruction, which can
be applied to the configurations of “IDE1 Slave” as well.
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]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data
from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary
IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]:This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
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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3.4.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
[32]
[Enabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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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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3.4.6 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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3.4.7 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
PS/2 Port Type
Allow BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
[Enabled]
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
[378]
[ECP + EPP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Auto]
+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].
PS/2 Port Type
Use this item to set the PS/2 port type.
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3.4.8 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]
[Enabled]
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On [Disabled]
[Disabled]
USB Mouse Power On
+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 option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four
configuration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [BIOS Setup
Only]. The default value is [Enabled]. Please refer to below descriptions
for the details of these four options:
[Enabled] - Enables support for legacy USB.
[Auto] - Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected.
[Disabled] - USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and
BIOS setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility
issue, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.
[BIOS Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under BIOS
setup and Windows / Linux OS.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Keyboard/Remote Power On on the
system.
USB Mouse Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Mouse Power On on the system.
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3.5
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
OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Advanced H/W Monitor
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 37 C / 98 F
: 27 C / 80 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
Power Fan Speed
: 4722 RPM
: N/A
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
CPU Quiet Fan
Security
Exit
Enable/Disable
CPU Quiet Fan
Function.
1.216V
3.248V
5.136V
12.091V
[Disabled]
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Quiet Fan
This item allows you to identify the temperature of CPU fan. If you set this
option as [Disabled], the CPU fan will operate in full speed. If you set this
option as [Enabled], you will find the items “Target CPU Temperature” and
“Target Fan Speed” appear to allow you adjusting them. The default value
is [Disabled]. You are allowed to enable this function only when you install
4-pin CPU fan.
Target CPU Temperature
The target temperature will be between 45 C/113 F and 65 C/149 F.
The default value is [50 C/122 F].
Target Fan Speed
Use this option to set the target fan speed. You can freely adjust the
target fan speed according to the target CPU temperature that you
choose. Configuration options: [Level 1], [Level 2], [Level 3], [Level 4],
[Level 5], [Level 6] [Level 7], [Level 8] and [Level 9].
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3.6
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
OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Boot Settings
Exit
Configure Settings
during System Boot.
Boot Settings Configuration
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM - HDS722580VL]
[CD / DVD: 3S - CD - ROM C]
[USB]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3 . 6 . 1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display
Boot Logo
Boot From Onboard LAN
Bootup Num-Lock
Disabled: Displays
normal POST messages.
Enabled: Displays OEM
Logo instead of POST
messages.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[On]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
Full Screen Logo
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is [Enabled].
AddOn ROM Display
Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. If you enable the option
“Full Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM information when
the system boots, please select [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled]
and [Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled].
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Boot Logo
Use this option to select logo in POST screen. This option only appears
when you enable the option “Full Screen Logo”. Configuration options:
[Auto], [EUP], [Scenery] and [ASRock]. The default value is [Auto].
Boot From Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature.
Boot Up Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
3 . 7 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
OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced 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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3.8 Exit Screen
Main
OC Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Exit Options
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
Load
Load
Load
Load
Load
Security Exit
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
BIOS Defaults
Performance Setup Default (IDE/SATA)
Performance Setup AHCI Mode
Performance Setup RAID Mode
Power Saving Setup Default
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 BIOS Defaults
Load BIOS default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Performance Setup Default (IDE/SATA)
This performance setup default may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F5 key can be used for this operation.
Load Performance Setup AHCI Mode
This performance setup AHCI mode may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F3 key can be used for this operation.
Load Performance Setup RAID Mode
This performance setup RAID mode may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F4 key can be used for this operation.
Load Power Saving Setup Default
Load power saving setup default. F6 key can be used for this operation.
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Software
Supportt
4. Sof
tware Suppor
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 7 /
7 64-bit / Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit. Because
motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this
chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more
information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects 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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