3. Software and Utilities Operation

3. Software and Utilities Operation
Version 1.0
Published December 2015
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Contents
1. Introduction
1
1.1 Package Contents
1
1.2 Specifications
2
1.3 Motherboard Layout 6
1.4 I/O Panel
8
2. Installation
10
2.1 CPU Installation 11
2.2
12
Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink 2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) 13
2.4 Expansion Slot (PCI Express Slot)
15
2.5 Jumpers Setup 16
2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
17
2.7 AMD Dual Graphics Operation Guide
21
3. Software and Utilities Operation
23
3.1 Installing Drivers
23
3.2 ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
24
4. UEFI SETUP UTILITY
30
4.1 Introduction
30
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
30
4.1.2 Navigation Keys
31
4.2 Main Screen
31
4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
32
4.4 Advanced Screen
35
4.4.1 CPU Configuration
36
4.4.2 North Bridge Configuration
37
4.4.3 South Bridge Configuration
38
4.4.4 Storage Configuration
39
4.4.5 ACPI Configuration
40
4.4.6 USB Configuration
42
4.5 Tool
43
4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
45
4.7 Boot Screen
46
4.8 Security Screen
47
4.9 Exit Screen
49
A68M-ITX
1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock A68M-ITX 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 documentation, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the motherboard
and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation guide of the
software and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the configuration guide of the BIOS setup.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might
be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You may
find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website as
well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for specific information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1 Package Contents
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ASRock A68M-ITX Motherboard (Mini-ITX Form Factor)
ASRock A68M-ITX Quick Installation Guide
ASRock A68M-ITX Support CD
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
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1.2 Specifications
Platform
• Mini-ITX Form Factor
• Solid Capacitor design
CPU
• Supports Socket FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W processors
• Digi Power design
Chipset
• AMD A68H (Bolton-D2H)
Memory
• Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
• 2 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR3 2400+(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333/1066
non-ECC, un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 1)
• Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
(see CAUTION 2)
• Supports Intel ® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
• Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP) up to AMP 2400
Expansion
Slot
• 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)
* PCIE 3.0 is only supported with FM2+ CPU. With FM2
CPU, it only supports PCIE 2.0.
• Supports AMD Dual Graphics
Graphics
• Integrated AMD RadeonTM R7/R5 Series Graphics in
A-series APU
• DirectX 11.1, Pixel Shader 5.0 with FM2+ CPU. DirectX
11, Pixel Shader 5.0 with FM2 CPU.
• Max. shared memory 2GB
• Three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
• Supports Triple Monitor
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K × 2K
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(4096x2160) @ 24Hz
* Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096x2160 resolution
display via HDMI port
• Supports Dual-link DVI-D with max. resolution up to
2560x1600 @ 60Hz
• Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
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A68M-ITX
• Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC
and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port
(Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
• Supports Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D with HDMI Port
• Supports AMD Steady VideoTM 2.0: New video post
processing capability for automatic jitter reduction on
home/online video
• Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
• Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with
DVI-D and HDMI Ports
Audio
LAN
• 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec)
* To configure 7.1 CH HD Audio, it is required to use an
HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel
audio feature through the audio driver.
• Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection)
• ELNA Audio Caps
• PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
• Realtek RTL8111GR
• Supports Wake-On-WAN
• Supports Wake-On-LAN
• Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection)
• Supports LAN Cable Detection
• Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
• Supports PXE
•
•
•
•
•
1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x D-Sub Port
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x HDMI Port
2 x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock
Full Spike Protection))
• 4 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock
Full Spike Protection))
• 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and
SPEED LED)
• HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
English
Rear
Panel I/O
3
Storage
Connector
• 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
• 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
• 1 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
* CPU_FAN1 and CHA_FAN1 can auto detect if 3-pin or
4-pin fan is in use.
• 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
• 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
• 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
• 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
• 1 x USB 3.0 Header by ASMedia ASM1042A (Supports
2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock
Full Spike Protection))
BIOS
Feature
•
•
•
•
•
•
AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
Supports “Plug and Play”
ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
Supports jumperfree
SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
DRAM, VDDP, SB Voltage multi-adjustment
Hardware Monitor
•
•
•
•
•
•
CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
CPU/Chassis Tachometer
CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan
CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
CASE OPEN detection
Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
OS
English
4
• 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
• Microsoft ® Windows® 10 32-bit / 10 64-bit / 8.1 32-bit / 8.1
64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
* For the updated Windows® 10 driver, please visit
ASRock's website for details: http://www.asrock.com
* Carrizo FM2r2 processor supports Windows® 10 64-bit/
8.1 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit only.
A68M-ITX
Certifications
• FCC, CE, WHQL
• ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
* 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 third-party overclocking tools. Overclocking may
affect your system’s 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. Whether 2400/2133/1866/1600MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR3
2400/2133/1866/1600 memory module on this motherboard,
please refer to the memory support list on our website for the
compatible memory modules.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
2. Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size
may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage
under Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 7. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
4
3
2
1
ATXPWR1
PS2
Keyboard
/Mouse
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
SPEAKER1
1
1
CPU_FAN1
CLRCMOS1
5
1
CI1
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
6
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
CHA_FAN1
7
PANEL1
HDLED
SOCKET FM2b
RESET
PLED PWRBTN
DVI1
VGA1
A68M-ITX
PCI Express 3.0
Front USB 3.0 RoHS
8
1
CMOS
Battery
HDMI1
USB 3.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
SATA3_4
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
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Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
AMD
A68H
(Bolton-D2H)
Chipset
USB3_2_3
USB6_7
HD_AUDIO1
1
USB4_5
1
1
ATX12V1
PCIE1
17
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6
9
10
Top:
RJ-45
SATA3_2
1
SATA3_3
16
15
14
13
SATA3_1
12
BIOS
ROM
A68M-ITX
1
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
2
Chassis Intrusion Header (CI1)
3
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
4
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
5
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
6
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1)
7
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
8
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
9
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_4)
10
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_3)
11
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2)
12
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1)
13
USB 3.0 Header (USB3_2_3)
14
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
15
USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5)
16
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7)
17
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
English
No. Description
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1.4 I/O Panel
1
2
11
10
3
7
8
9
4
5
6
No. Description
No. Description
1
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)*
7
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)*
2
D-Sub Port
8
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_01)
3
LAN RJ-45 Port**
9
HDMI Port
4
Line In (Light Blue)
10
DVI-D Port
5
Front Speaker (Lime)***
11
PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
6
Microphone (Pink)
* It is recommended to install the USB Keyboard/Mouse cable to USB 2.0 ports (USB01 or
USB23) instead of USB 3.0 ports.
** There are two LEDs on the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
LAN Port
Activity / Link LED
English
8
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
Blinking
On
No Link
Data Activity
Link
Off
Orange
Green
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
A68M-ITX
*** To configure 7.1 CH HD Audio, it is required to use an HD front panel audio module and enable
the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
Please set Speaker Configuration to “7.1 Speaker”in the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Port
Function
Light Blue (Rear panel)
Lime (Rear panel)
Pink (Rear panel)
Lime (Front panel)
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Central /Subwoofer Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
English
Function of the Audio Ports in 7.1-channel Configuration:
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2. Installation
This is a Mini-ITX form factor 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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10
A68M-ITX
2.1 CPU Installation
Step 1. Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up
o
to a 90 angle.
Step 2.
Step 3.
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.
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.
English
Step 4.
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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 6, No. 1). For proper installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan and
the heatsink.
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1.2 Specifications
Platform
• Mini-ITX Form Factor
• Solid Capacitor design
CPU
• Supports Socket FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W processors
• Digi Power design
Chipset
• AMD A68H (Bolton-D2H)
Memory
• Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
• 2 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR3 2400+(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333/1066
non-ECC, un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 1)
• Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
(see CAUTION 2)
• Supports Intel ® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
• Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP) up to AMP 2400
Expansion
Slot
• 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1: x16 mode)
* PCIE 3.0 is only supported with FM2+ CPU. With FM2
CPU, it only supports PCIE 2.0.
• Supports AMD Dual Graphics
Graphics
• Integrated AMD RadeonTM R7/R5 Series Graphics in
A-series APU
• DirectX 11.1, Pixel Shader 5.0 with FM2+ CPU. DirectX
11, Pixel Shader 5.0 with FM2 CPU.
• Max. shared memory 2GB
• Three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
• Supports Triple Monitor
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K × 2K
English
(4096x2160) @ 24Hz
* Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096x2160 resolution
display via HDMI port
• Supports Dual-link DVI-D with max. resolution up to
2560x1600 @ 60Hz
• Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
2
1
2
3
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A68M-ITX
2.4 Expansion Slot (PCI Express Slot)
There is 1 PCI Express slot on this motherboard.
Before installing an 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.
English
PCIE Slot: PCIE1 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width
graphics cards.
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A68M-ITX
Certifications
• FCC, CE, WHQL
• ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
* 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 third-party overclocking tools. Overclocking may
affect your system’s 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. Whether 2400/2133/1866/1600MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR3
2400/2133/1866/1600 memory module on this motherboard,
please refer to the memory support list on our website for the
compatible memory modules.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
2. Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size
may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage
under Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 7. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
English
5
A68M-ITX
2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
USB 3.0 Header
(19-pin USB3_2_3)
(see p.6 No. 13)
SATA3_3
SATA3_1
USB_PWR
PP+
1
These four Serial ATA3 (SATA3) connectors support SATA data cables for internal storage devices. The current SATA3 interface allows up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Besides two default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there
are two USB 2.0 headers on
this motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
GND
DUMMY
GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
IntA_P_D+
IntA_P_DGND
IntA_P_SSTX+
IntA_P_SSTXGND
IntA_P_SSRX+
IntA_P_SSRXVbus
ID
1
Besides four default USB 3.0
ports on the I/O panel, there is
one USB 3.0 header on this
motherboard. This USB 3.0
header can support two USB 3.0
ports.
Vbus
IntA_P_SSRXIntA_P_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P_SSTXIntA_P_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P_DIntA_P_D+
English
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.6 No. 15)
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.6 No. 16)
SATA3_4
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_1: see p.6, No. 12) (SATA3_2: see p.6, No. 11)
(SATA3_3: see p.6, No. 10)
(SATA3_4: see p.6, No. 9)
SATA3_2
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!
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Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(see p.6 No. 17)
1
This is an interface for the front panel audio cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices.
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic.
For Windows® 10 / 10 64-bit / 8.1 / 8.1 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit OS:
Go to the “FrontMic” Tab in the Realtek Control panel. Adjust “Recording Volume”.
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.6 No. 8)
GND
GND
RESET#
GND
PWRBTN#
This header accommodates
several system front panel functions.
HDLED-
PLEDPLED+
HDLED+
1
Connect the power switch, reset switch and system status indicator
on the chassis to this header according to the pin assignments below.
Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables.
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18
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to turn off your system using the power switch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset
switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
A68M-ITX
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The
LED is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking
when the sys-tem is in S3 sleep state. The LED is off when the system
is in S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The
LED is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data.
The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module
mainly consists of power switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive
activity LED, speaker and etc. When connecting your chassis front
panel module to this header, make sure the wire assignments and the
pin assign-ments are matched correctly.
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.6 No. 5)
DUMMY SPEAKER
1
+5V
Chassis Fan Connector
1
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
2
3
(see p.6 No. 7)
4
DUMMY
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU Fan ConnectorFAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
(4-pin CPU_FAN1) FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
(see p.6 No. 1)
1
2
3
4
Please connect the fan cable to the fan connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to the 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
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Please connect the chassis speaker to this header.
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1.4 I/O Panel
1
2
11
10
3
7
8
9
4
5
6
No. Description
No. Description
1
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)*
7
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)*
2
D-Sub Port
8
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_01)
3
LAN RJ-45 Port**
9
HDMI Port
4
Line In (Light Blue)
10
DVI-D Port
5
Front Speaker (Lime)***
11
PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
6
Microphone (Pink)
* It is recommended to install the USB Keyboard/Mouse cable to USB 2.0 ports (USB01 or
USB23) instead of USB 3.0 ports.
** There are two LEDs on the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
LAN Port
Activity / Link LED
English
8
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
Blinking
On
No Link
Data Activity
Link
Off
Orange
Green
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
A68M-ITX
2.7 AMD Dual Graphics Operation Guide
This motherboard supports AMD Dual Graphics feature. AMD Dual Graphics
brings multi-GPU performance capabilities by enabling an AMD A68H (BoltonD2H) integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to operate
simultaneously with combined output to a single display for blisteringly-fast frame
rates. Currently, AMD Dual Graphics Technology is only supported with Windows®
10 / 8.1 / 7 OS.
What does an AMD Dual Graphics system include?
An AMD Dual Graphics system includes an AMD RadeonTM R7/R5 Series graphics
processor and a motherboard based on an AMD A68H (Bolton-D2H) integrated
chipset, all operating in a Windows® 10 / 8.1 / 7 environment. Please refer to AMD
website for further information.
Enjoy the benefit of AMD Dual Graphics
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Step 1. Please keep the default UEFI setting of “Dual Graphics“ option on [Auto].
Step 2. Install one AMD RADEON PCI Express graphics card to PCIE1 slot.
Step 3. Connect the monitor cable to the onboard VGA port. Please be noted that
the current VGA driver / VBIOS can allow Dual Graphics output from onboard display only. For any future update, please refer to our website for
further information.
Step 4. Boot into OS. Please remove the AMD driver if you have any VGA driver
installed in your system.
Step 5. Install the onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system for
both the onboard VGA and the discrete graphics card.
Step 6. Restart your computer. Right-click the desktop. Click “AMD VISION
Engine Control Center” to enter AMD VISION Engine Control Center.
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Step 7. You can also click “AMD VISION Engine Control Center” on your
Windows® taskbar to enter AMD VISION Engine Control Center.
AMD VISION Engine Control Center
Step 8. In AMD VISION Engine Control Center, please choose “Performance”.
Click “AMD CrossFireTM”.
Step 9. Click “Enable CrossFireTM” and click “Apply“ to save your change.
Step 10. Reboot your system. Then you can freely enjoy the benefit of Dual
Graphics feature.
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* Dual Graphics appearing here is a registered trademark of AMD Technologies Inc., and is
used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
* For further information of AMD Dual Graphics technology, please check AMD website for up
dates and details.
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3. Software and Utilities Operation
3.1 Installing Drivers
The Support CD that comes with the motherboard contains necessary
drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features.
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 does not appear automatically, locate and
double click on the file “ASRSETUP.EXE” in the Support CD to display the
menu.
Drivers Menu
The drivers compatible to your system will be auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please click Install All or follow the order from
top to bottom to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you
install can work properly.
Utilities Menu
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The Utilities Menu shows the application software that the motherboard
supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install
it.
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3.2 ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
The ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is an online store for purchasing
and downloading software applications for your ASRock computer. You can
install various apps and support utilities quickly and easily, and optimize
your system and keep your motherboard up to date simply with a few clicks.
Double-click
Shop utility.
on your desktop to access ASRock Live Update & APP
*You need to be connected to the Internet to download apps from the ASRock Live Update &
APP Shop.
3.2.1 UI Overview
Category Panel
Hot News
Information Panel
Category Panel: The category panel contains several category tabs or
buttons that when selected the information panel below displays the relative
information.
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Information Panel: The information panel in the center displays data about
the currently selected category and allows users to perform job-related
tasks.
Hot News: The hot news section displays the various latest news. Click on
the image to visit the website of the selected news and know more.
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3.2.2 Apps
When the "Apps" tab is selected, you will see all the available apps on
screen for you to download.
Installing an App
Step 1
Find the app you want to install.
The most recommended app appears on the left side of the screen. The
other various apps are shown on the right. Please scroll up and down to see
more apps listed.
You can check the price of the app and whether you have already intalled it
or not.
- The red icon displays the price or "Free" if the app is free of charge.
- The green "Installed" icon means the app is installed on your
computer.
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Step 2
Click on the app icon to see more details about the selected app.
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2.1 CPU Installation
Step 1. Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up
o
to a 90 angle.
Step 2.
Step 3.
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.
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.
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Step 4.
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Upgrading an App
You can only upgrade the apps you have already installed. When there is an
available new version for your app, you will find the mark of "New Version"
appears below the installed app icon.
Step 1
Click on the app icon to see more details.
Step 2
to start upgrading.
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Click on the yellow icon
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2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM
slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology.
1. For dual channel configuration, you always need to install identical (the
same brand, speed, size and chip-type) DDR3 DIMM pairs.
2. It is unable to activate Dual Channel Memory Technology with only one
memory module installed.
3. It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into a DDR3
slot; otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
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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.
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3.2.4 Setting
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In the "Setting" page, you can change the language, select the server
location, and determine if you want to automatically run the ASRock Live
Update & APP Shop on Windows startup.
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4. UEFI SETUP UTILITY
4.1 Introduction
ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system configuration tools, cool sound effects and stunning visuals. Not only will it make BIOS setup less difficult but also a
lot more amusing. This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to
configure your system. The UEFI chip on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP
UTILITY. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer.
Please press <F2> or <Delete> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the
UEFI SETUP UTILITY, otherwise, POST will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the UEFI 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 UEFI software is constantly being updated, the
following UEFI setup screens and descriptions are for reference
purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on
your screen.
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
Main
For setting system time/date information
OC Tweaker For overclocking configurations
Advanced For advanced system configurations
Tool
Useful tools
H/W Monitor Displays current hardware status
Boot
For configuring boot settings and boot priority
Security
For security settings
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Use <
> key or <
> key to choose among the selections on the menu
bar, and use <
> key or <
> key to move the cursor up or down to
select items, then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also
navigate with a mouse.
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2.4 Expansion Slot (PCI Express Slot)
There is 1 PCI Express slot on this motherboard.
Before installing an 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.
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PCIE Slot: PCIE1 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width
graphics cards.
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4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
EZ OC Mode
You can use this option to adjust EZ overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocing may cause damage to your components and motherboard. It
should be done at your own risk and expense.
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CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. Configuration options: [Auto] and
[Manual]. The default value is [Auto].
APU/PCIE Frequency (MHz)
This item appears only when you set the item “Overclock Mode“ to [Manual].
The default value is [Disabled]. Please be noted that overclocking may
reduce the D-Sub resolution and cause the display abnormal situation. It is
recommended to use DVI or HDMI monitor to get better performance.
Spread Spectrum
This item should always be [Auto] for better system stability.
AMD Turbo Core Technology
This item appears only when the processor you adopt supports this feature. Use this to select enable or disable AMD Turbo Core Technology.
Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is
[Enabled].
AMD Application power Management
Application Power Management (APM) ensures that average power consumption over a thermally significant time period remains at or below
the TDP for the CPU mode being used. If [Enabled] is selected, the power
consumption is reduced when overclocking.
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2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
USB 3.0 Header
(19-pin USB3_2_3)
(see p.6 No. 13)
SATA3_3
SATA3_1
USB_PWR
PP+
1
These four Serial ATA3 (SATA3) connectors support SATA data cables for internal storage devices. The current SATA3 interface allows up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Besides two default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there
are two USB 2.0 headers on
this motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
GND
DUMMY
GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
IntA_P_D+
IntA_P_DGND
IntA_P_SSTX+
IntA_P_SSTXGND
IntA_P_SSRX+
IntA_P_SSRXVbus
ID
1
Besides four default USB 3.0
ports on the I/O panel, there is
one USB 3.0 header on this
motherboard. This USB 3.0
header can support two USB 3.0
ports.
Vbus
IntA_P_SSRXIntA_P_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P_SSTXIntA_P_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P_DIntA_P_D+
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USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.6 No. 15)
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.6 No. 16)
SATA3_4
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_1: see p.6, No. 12) (SATA3_2: see p.6, No. 11)
(SATA3_3: see p.6, No. 10)
(SATA3_4: see p.6, No. 9)
SATA3_2
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!
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DRAM Timing Control
DRAM Slot
Use this item to view SPD data.
DRAM Timing Control
Use this item to control DRAM timing.
Power Down Enable
Use this item to enable or disable DDR power down mode.
Bank Interleaving
Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the
same node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention.
Channel Interleaving
It allows you to enable Channel Memory Interleaving. Configuration
options: [Disabled], [Auto]. The default value is [Auto].
Voltage Configuration
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
APU PCIE Voltage VDDP
Use this to select APU PCIE Voltage VDDP. The default value is [Auto].
SB Voltage
Use this to select SB Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
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4.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU Configuration, Nouth Bridge Configuration, South Bridge Configuration, Storage Configuration, ACPI Configuration and USB Configuration.
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
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Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(see p.6 No. 17)
1
This is an interface for the front panel audio cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices.
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic.
For Windows® 10 / 10 64-bit / 8.1 / 8.1 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit OS:
Go to the “FrontMic” Tab in the Realtek Control panel. Adjust “Recording Volume”.
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.6 No. 8)
GND
GND
RESET#
GND
PWRBTN#
This header accommodates
several system front panel functions.
HDLED-
PLEDPLED+
HDLED+
1
Connect the power switch, reset switch and system status indicator
on the chassis to this header according to the pin assignments below.
Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables.
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PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to turn off your system using the power switch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset
switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
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4.4.2 North Bridge Configuration
IOMMU
This allows you to enable or disable IOMMU support.
Primary Graphics Adapter
This item allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple
video controllers. The default value of this feature is [PCI Express].
Onboard Graphics
Select Enable/Disable/Auto for the onboard graphics.
Share Memory
This allows you to set the share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [32MB], [64MB], [128MB], [256MB] [512MB],
[1GB] and [2GB].
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
This allows you to enable or disable the “Onboard HDMI HD Audio” feature.
DVI Function
Use this to select DVI function when you install the DVI to HDMI adapter
to DVI port. Configuration options: [as Dual Link DVI] and [as HDMI]. If you
select [as Dual Link DVI], you can use Dual Link DVI monitor without audio function. If you select [as HDMI], you can use HDMI monitor with audio
function. The default value is [as Dual Link DVI].
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PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The
LED is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking
when the sys-tem is in S3 sleep state. The LED is off when the system
is in S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The
LED is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data.
The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module
mainly consists of power switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive
activity LED, speaker and etc. When connecting your chassis front
panel module to this header, make sure the wire assignments and the
pin assign-ments are matched correctly.
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.6 No. 5)
DUMMY SPEAKER
1
+5V
Chassis Fan Connector
1
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
2
3
(see p.6 No. 7)
4
DUMMY
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU Fan ConnectorFAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
(4-pin CPU_FAN1) FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
(see p.6 No. 1)
1
2
3
4
Please connect the fan cable to the fan connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to the 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
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Please connect the chassis speaker to this header.
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4.4.4 Storage Configuration
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SATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “SATA Controller” feature.
SATA Mode
Use this item to adjust SATA Mode. The default value of this option is [AHCI
Mode]. Configuration options: [AHCI Mode], [RAID Mode] and [IDE Mode].
AMD AHCI BIOS ROM
Use this item to enable or disable AMD AHCI BIOS ROM. The default
value of this option is [Disabled].
Hard Disk 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].
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4.4.5 ACPI Configuration
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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
Enable to enter the operating system after S3 only when the hard disk is
ready, this is recommended for better system stability.
Deep Sleep
Configure deep sleep mode for power saving when the computer is shut
down. We recommend disabling Deep Sleep for better system compatibility and stability.
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.
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.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices 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.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Keyboard/Remote to power on the
system.
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.6 No. 4)
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13
12
1
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
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.
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
ATX 12V Power Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
1
4
5
8
24
13
12
1
Please connect an ATX 12V power supply to this connector.
(see p.6 No. 14)
Though this motherboard provides 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, it can still work
if you adopt a traditional 4-pin ATX 12V power supply. To use the 1
4
4-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power supply along with
Pin 1 and Pin 5.
4-Pin ATX 12V Power Supply Installation
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Chassis Intrusion Header
(2-pin CI1)
(see p.6 No. 2)
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20
1
GND
Signal
8
This motherboard supports
CASE OPEN detection feature
that detects if the chassis cover
has been removed. This feature
requires a chassis with chassis
intrusion detection design.
4.4.6 USB Configuration
USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 2.0 controller.
A68 USB 3.0 Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 3.0 controller.
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four
confi guration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [UEFI 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
UEFI setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility issue, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.
[UEFI Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under UEFI
setup and Windows / Linux OS.
Legacy USB 3.0 Support
Use this option to enable or disable legacy support for USB 3.0 devices.
The default value is [Enabled].
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4.5 Tool
System Browser
System Browser can let you easily check your current system configuration in UEFI setup.
OMG(Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet
access at specified times via OMG. You may schedule the starting and
ending hours of internet access granted to other users. In order to prevent
users from bypassing OMG, guest accounts without permission to modify
the system time are required.
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service if you are having trouble with your PC.
Please setup network configuration before using UEFI Tech Service.
Easy RAID Installer
Easy RAID Installer helps you to copy the RAID driver from the support
CD to your USB storage device. After copying the drivers please change
the SATA mode to RAID, then you can start installing the operating system in RAID mode.
Easy Driver Installer
For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from
our support CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that
installs the LAN driver to your system via an USB storage device, then
downloads and installs the other required drivers automatically.
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UEFI Update Utility
Instant Flash
Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI without entering
operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just save the new
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UEFI file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard drive and launch this
tool, then you can update your UEFI 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 Instant Flash utility, the utility will show the UEFI
files and their respective information. Select the proper UEFI file to update your UEFI, and reboot your system after the UEFI update process is
completed.
Internet Flash
Internet Flash searches for available UEFI firmware updates from our
servers. In other words, the system can auto-detect the latest UEFI from
our servers and flash them without entering Windows OS.
Network Configuration
Internet Setting
Use this item to set up the internet connection mode. Configuration
options: [DHCP (Auto IP)] and [PPPOE].
UEFI Download Server
Use this item to select UEFI firmware download server for Internet Flash.
Configuration options: [Asia], [Europe], [USA] and [China].
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. Software and Utilities Operation
3.1 Installing Drivers
The Support CD that comes with the motherboard contains necessary
drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features.
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 does not appear automatically, locate and
double click on the file “ASRSETUP.EXE” in the Support CD to display the
menu.
Drivers Menu
The drivers compatible to your system will be auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please click Install All or follow the order from
top to bottom to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you
install can work properly.
Utilities Menu
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The Utilities Menu shows the application software that the motherboard
supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install
it.
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4.7 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.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer’s boot time. There are three configuration options: [Disabled], [Fast] and [Ultra Fast]. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please refer to below descriptions for the details of these three
options:
[Disabled] - Disable Fast Boot.
[Fast] - The only restriction is you may not boot by using an USB flash
drive.
[Ultra Fast] - There are a few restrictions.
1. Only supports Windows® 8.1 UEFI operating system.
2. You will not be able to enter BIOS Setup (Clear CMOS or run utility in Widows® to enter BIOS Setup).
3. If you are using an external graphics card, the VBIOS must support UEFI GOP in order to boot.
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Setup Prompt Timeout
This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key.
Bootup Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
Full Screen Logo
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is [Enabled].
AddOn ROM Display
[Force BIOS] - The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display
during the bootsequence.
[Keep Current] - The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if
the third-partymanufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
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Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Boot Failure Guard Count
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard Count.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
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CSM
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable
unless you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows® 8.1 64-bit
and all of your devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster
boot speed.
Launch PXE OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select
Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Do not
launch?
Launch Storage OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select
Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Do not
launch?
Launch Video OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select
Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Do not
launch?
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4.8 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.
Secure Boot
Enable to support Windows® 8.1 Secure Boot.
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3.2.3 BIOS & Drivers
Installing BIOS or Drivers
When the "BIOS & Drivers" tab is selected, you will see a list of
recommended or critical updates for the BIOS or drivers. Please update
them all soon.
Step 1
Please check the item information before update. Click on
details.
Step 2
Click to select one or more items you want to update.
Step 3
Click Update to start the update process.
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3.2.4 Setting
English
In the "Setting" page, you can change the language, select the server
location, and determine if you want to automatically run the ASRock Live
Update & APP Shop on Windows startup.
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