Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation

Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
Version 1.0
Published November 2013
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Fatal1ty Story
Who knew that at age 19, I would be a World Champion PC gamer. When I was 13, I actually
played competitive billiards in professional tournaments and won four or ive games of guys
who played at the highest level. I actually thought of making a career of it, but at that young
age situations change rapidly. Because I’ve been blessed with great hand-eye coordination and
a grasp of mathematics (an important element in video gaming) I gravitated to that activity.
GOING PRO
I started professional gaming in 1999 when I entered the CPL (Cyberathlete Professional
League) tournament in Dallas and won $4,000 for coming in third place. Emerging as one
of the top players in the United States, a company interested in sponsoring me lew me to
Sweden to compete against the top 12 players in the world. I won 18 straight games, lost
none, and took irst place, becoming the number one ranked Quake III player in the world
in the process. Two months later I followed that success by traveling to Dallas and defending
my title as the world’s best Quake III player, winning the $40,000 grand prize. From there
I entered competitions all over the world, including Singapore, Korea, Germany, Australia,
Holland and Brazil in addition to Los Angeles, New York and St. Louis.
WINNING STREAK
I was excited to showcase my true gaming skills when defending my title as CPL
Champion of the year at the CPL Winter 2001 because I would be competing in a totally
diferent irst person shooter (fps) game, Alien vs. Predator II. I won that competition and
walked away with a new car. he next year I won the same title playing Unreal Tournament
2003, becoming the only three-time CPL champion of the year. And I did it playing a
different game each year, something no one else has ever done and a feat of which I am
extremely proud.
At QuakeCon 2002, I faced of against my rival ZeRo4 in one of the most highly
anticipated matches of the year, winning in a 14 to (-1) killer victory. Competing at Quakecon
2004, I became the World’s 1st Doom3 Champion by defeating Daler in a series of very
challenging matches and earning $25,000 for the victory.
Since then Fatal1ty has traveled the globe to compete against the best in the world, winning
prizes and acclaim, including the 2005 CPL World Tour Championship in New York City for
a $150,000 irst place triumph. In August 2007, Johnathan was awarded the irst ever Lifetime
Achievement Award in the four year history of the eSports-Award for “showing exceptional
sportsmanship, taking part in shaping eSports into what it is today and for being the prime
representative of this young sport. He has become the igurehead for eSports worldwide”.
LIVIN’ LARGE
Since my irst big tournament wins, I have been a “Professional Cyberathlete”, traveling the
world and livin’ large with lots of International media coverage on outlets such as MTV,
ESPN and a 60 Minutes segment on CBS to name only a few. It's unreal - it's crazy. I’m living
a dream by playing video games for a living. I’ve always been athletic and took sports like
hockey and football very seriously, working out and training hard. his discipline helps me
become a better gamer and my drive to be the best has opened the doors necessary to become
a professional.
A DREAM
Now, another dream is being realized – building the ultimate gaming computer, made
up of the best parts under my own brand. Quality hardware makes a huge difference in
competitions…a couple more frames per second and everything gets really nice. It’s all about
getting the computer processing faster and allowing more luid movement around the maps.
My vision for Fatal1ty hardware is to allow gamers to focus on the game without worrying
about their equipment, something I’ve preached since I began competing. I don’t want to
worry about my equipment. I want to be there – over and done with - so I can focus on
the game. I want it to be the fastest and most stable computer equipment on the face of the
planet, so quality is what Fatal1ty Brand products represent.
Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel
he Fatal1ty name, Fatal1ty logos and the Fatal1ty likeness are registered trademarks of Fatal1ty, Inc., and are used
under license. © 2013 Fatal1ty, Inc. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
owners.
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
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1.1
Package Contents
1
1.2
Speciications
2
1.3
Unique Features
6
1.4
Motherboard Layout
9
1.5
I/O Panel
11
Chapter 2 Installation
13
2.1
Installing the CPU
14
2.2
Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
16
2.3
Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
17
2.4
Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
19
2.5
Jumpers Setup
20
2.6
Onboard Headers and Connectors
21
2.7
SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
26
2.7.1
Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
26
2.7.2 Driver Installation and Setup
2.8
CrossFireX TM, 3-Way CrossFireX TM and Quad CrossFireX TM
Operation Guide
28
29
2.8.1 Installing Two CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
29
2.8.2 Installing Three CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
30
2.8.3 Driver Installation and Setup
31
2.9
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M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
34
3.1
Installing Drivers
34
3.2
F-Stream
35
3.3
Killer Network Manager
39
3.3.1 Installing Killer Network Manager
39
3.3.2 Using Killer Network Manager
39
3.4
Start8
42
3.5
XSplit Broadcaster
45
3.5.1 Live Streaming Your Gameplay
45
3.5.2 Recording Your Gameplay
48
Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
49
4.1
Introduction
49
4.1.1
UEFI Menu Bar
49
4.1.2 Navigation Keys
50
4.2
Main Screen
51
4.3
OC Tweaker Screen
52
4.4
Advanced Screen
57
4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
58
4.4.2 North Bridge Coniguration
60
4.4.3 South Bridge Coniguration
61
4.4.4 Storage Coniguration
62
4.4.5 Super IO Coniguration
64
4.4.6 ACPI Coniguration
65
4.4.7 USB Coniguration
67
4.4.8 Trusted Computing
68
4.5
Tools
69
4.6
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
72
4.7
Boot Screen
73
4.8
Security Screen
75
4.9
Exit Screen
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Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Series
Chapter 1 Introduction
hank you for purchasing ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Series 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 contains the introduction of the motherboard
and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation guide of the
sotware and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the coniguration guide of the BIOS setup.
Because the motherboard speciications and the BIOS sotware might be updated, the
content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modiications of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock’s website
without further notice. If you require technical support related to this motherboard,
please visit our website for speciic information about the model you are using. You
may ind the latest VGA cards and CPU support list on ASRock’s website as well.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com.
1.1 Package Contents
• ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Series Motherboard (ATX Form Factor)
• ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Series Quick Installation Guide
• ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Killer Series Support CD
• 4 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
• 1 x I/O Panel Shield
• 1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card
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• 1 x M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 Screw
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1.2 Speciications
Platform
• ATX Form Factor
• Premium Gold Capacitor design (100% Japan-made highquality conductive polymer capacitors)
A-Style
TM
• Purity Sound
Gaming
Armor
CPU Power
• Hi-Density Power Connector
VGA Card
• 15μGold Finger in VGA PCIe Slots (PCIE2/PCIE3)
• SLI/CrossFireX Power Connector
Internet
• Qualcomm® Atheros® Killer
Audio
TM
LAN
TM
• Purity Sound
CPU
• Supports Socket AM3+ processors
TM
• Supports Socket AM3 processors: AMD Phenom II X6
/ X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 /
Sempron processors
• Supports 8-Core CPU
• Supports UCC feature (Unlock CPU Core)
• Digi Power design
• 8 + 2 Power Phase design
• Supports CPU up to 140W
• Supports AMD's Cool 'n' Quiet Technology
• FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)
• Supports Untied Overclocking Technology
• Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology
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Chipset
• Northbridge: AMD 990FX
• Southbridge: AMD SB950
Memory
• Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
• 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR3 2450(OC)/2100(OC)/1600/1333/1066 nonECC, un-bufered memory (see CAUTION1)
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• Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB (see CAUTION2)
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Proile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
• Supports AMD Memory Proile (AMP)
Expansion
Slot
• 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2/PCIE3 @ x16 mode;
PCIE5 @ x4 mode)
• 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
TM
TM
• Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX , 3-Way CrossFireX and
TM
CrossFireX
TM
TM
• Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI and SLI
Audio
• 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150
Audio Codec)
• Premium Blu-ray Audio Support
TM
• Supports Purity Sound
- 115dB SNR DAC with Diferential Ampliier
- TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Ampliier (Supports up to
600 ohm headsets)
- Direct Drive Technology
- EMI Shielding Cover
- PCB Isolate Shielding
• Supports DTS Connect
LAN
• PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
TM
• Qualcomm® Atheros® Killer E2200 Series
• Supports Wake-On-LAN
• Supports Energy Eicient Ethernet 802.3az
• Supports PXE
• 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
• 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
• 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
• 5 x USB 2.0 Ports
• 1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0)
• 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (ASMedia Hub)
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Rear Panel
I/O
• 1 x eSATA3 Connector
3
• 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
• HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in /
Front Speaker / Microphone
Storage
• 5 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 0+1, JBOD and RAID 5), NCQ, AHCI and
Hot Plug
• 1 x M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3, supports M.2 SATA3 6.0
Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen2 x2 (10
Gb/s) (M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 is shared with the eSATA3
connector)
Connector
• 1 x IR Header
• 1 x COM Port Header
• 1 x TPM Header
• 1 x Power LED Header
• 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
• 3 x Chassis Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 2 x 3-pin)
• 1 x Power Fan Connector (3-pin)
• 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
• 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power
Connector)
• 1 x SLI/XFire Power Connector (see CAUTION3)
• 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
• 1 x SPDIF Out Connector
• 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
• 1 x Vertical Type A USB 3.0
• 1 x USB 3.0 Header by Etron EJ188 (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
BIOS
Feature
• 32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with with GUI support
• Supports “Plug and Play”
• ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
• Supports jumperfree
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• SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
• CPU, DRAM, NB, HT, CPU VDDA, PCIE VDDA, CPU NB
Voltage multi-adjustment
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Support
CD
• Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Sotware (Trial Version), Google
Chrome Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial), XSplit,
Killer Network Manager
Hardware
Monitor
• CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
• CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
• CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust fan speed by CPU temperature)
• CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
• Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore Voltage
OS
• Microsot® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
Certiications
• 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
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may afect 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.
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1. Whether 2450/2100MHz memory speed is supported depends on the AM3/AM3+
CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR3 2450/2100 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® 8 / 7. For Windows® 64-bit OS
with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation. You can use ASRock XFast RAM to
utilize the memory that Windows® cannot use.
3. Please plug the power cable to the SLI/XFire power connector only when you install
three or more VGA cards.
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1.3 Unique Features
ASRock F-Stream
F-Stream is an all-in-one tool to ine-tune diferent system functions in a userfriendly interface, it includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking,
Fatal1ty Mouse Port, Energy Saving and XFast RAM.
ASRock Instant Boot
ASRock Instant Boot allows you to turn on your PC in just a few seconds, provides a
much more eicient way to save energy, time, money, and improves system running
speed for your system. It leverages the S3 and S4 ACPI features which normally
enable the Sleep/Standby and Hibernation modes in Windows® to shorten boot
up time. By calling S3 and S4 at speciic timing during the shutdown and startup
process, Instant Boot allows you to enter your Windows® desktop in a few seconds.
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS lash utility embedded in Flash ROM. his convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update the system BIOS in a few clicks without
preparing an additional loppy diskette or other complicated lash utility. Just save
the new BIOS ile to your USB storage and launch this tool by pressing <F6> or
<F2> during POST to enter the BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash.
Please be noted that the USB lash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 ile
system.
ASRock APP Charger
Simply by installing the ASRock APP Charger makes your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch
charge up to 40% faster than before on your computer. 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 of (S5).
ASRock XFast RAM
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ASRock XFast RAM is included in F-Stream. It fully utilizes the memory space that
cannot be used under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. ASRock XFast RAM
shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web suring faster
than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another
advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your
SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
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ASRock Crashless BIOS
ASRock Crashless BIOS allows users to update their BIOS without fear of failing. If
power loss occurs during the BIOS updating process, ASRock Crashless BIOS will
automatically inish the BIOS update procedure ater regaining power. Please note
that BIOS iles need to be placed in the root directory of your USB disk. Only USB 2.0
ports support this feature.
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access
at speciied 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.
ASRock Internet Flash
ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI irmware version
from our servers for you without entering Windows® OS. Please setup network
coniguration before using Internet Flash.
ASRock UEFI System Browser
ASRock System Browser shows the overview of your current PC and the devices
connected.
ASRock UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request from the UEFI setup
utility if you are having trouble with your personal computer. Users may try to
choose the category of the issue they have encountered, describe the problem in
detail, and then attach an optional picture or log ile for our technical support team.
ASRock Dehumidiier Function
Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling
“Dehumidiier Function”. When enabling Dehumidiier Function, the computer
will power on automatically to dehumidify the system ater entering S4/S5 state.
ASRock Easy RAID Installer
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ASRock Easy RAID Installer can help you to copy the RAID driver from the
support CD to your USB storage device. Ater copying the RAID driver to your
USB storage device, please change “SATA Mode” to “RAID”, then you can start
installing the OS in RAID mode.
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ASRock 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.
ASRock Fast Boot
With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less than 1.5 seconds to
logon to Windows 8 from a cold boot. No more waiting! he speedy boot will
completely change your user experience and behavior.
ASRock X-Boost
ASRock’s X-Boost Technology is a smart auto-overclocking function and is
brilliantly designed to unlock the hidden power of your CPUs. Simply press
“X” when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative
components to get up to 15.77% performance boost! With the smart X-Boost,
overclocking CPU can become a near one-button process. * he functionality of
“Unlock CPU Cores” feature might vary by diferent processors.
ASRock Restart to UEFI
Windows® 8 brings the ultimate boot up experience. he lightning boot up speed
makes it hard to access the UEFI setup. ASRock Restart to UEFI allows users to
enter the UEFI automatically when turning on the PC. By enabling this function,
the PC will enter the UEFI directly ater you restart.
Turbo 50 / Turbo 60 Overclocking
Simply select Turbo 50 / Turbo 60 in BIOS, the system performance will boost up to
50% / 60% increase by automatically overclocking CPU, Memory frequency and all
related voltage settings!
ASRock Good Night LED
ASRock Good Night LED technology ofers you a better sleeping environment by
extinguishing the unessential LEDs. By enabling Good Night LED in the BIOS, the
Power/HDD LEDs will be switched of when the system is powered on. Good Night
LED will automatically switch of the Power and Keyboard LEDs when the system
enters into Standby/Hibernation mode as well.
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1.4 Motherboard Layout
PS2
Mouse
PS2
Keyboard
CPU_FAN1
CPU_FAN2
CHA_FAN2
ATX12V1
FSB800
DDR3_B2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
eSATA
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
FSB800
USB 3.0
T: USB3
B: USB4
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
SOCKET AM3b
USB 3.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
DDR3_A2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
USB6_7
USB 2.0
T: USB4 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB5
USB8_9
1
1
CHA_FAN1
PCIE1
USB3_5_6
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
USB3_7
Vertical
Type A USB
Killer
E2200
PCIE2
PCIE3
CMOS
BATTERY
SATA3_1
RoHS
IR1
SPDIF_OUT1
1
1
SLI/XFIRE_PWR1
32Mb
BIOS
PLED1
CHA_FAN3
PANEL 1
PLED PWRBTN
1
CLRCMOS1
1
1
1
1
HDLED
RESET
SPEAKER1
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PCIE5
COM1
HD_AUDIO1
1
TPMS1
1
SATA3_2
Super
I/O
PCIE4
AMD
SB950
Chipset
SATA3_4
990FX KILLER
Purity
TM
Sound
SATA3_5
1 TY
SATA3_3
FATAL
M.2_SSD1
Bottom:
MIC IN
Top:
Central/Bass
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
AMD
990FX
Chipset
PWR_FAN1
9
No. Description
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10
1
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN2)
2
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
3
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
4
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN2)
5
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1)
6
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A2, DDR3_B2)
7
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
8
USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9)
9
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7)
10
USB 3.0 Header (USB3_5_6)
11
Vertical Type A USB 3.0 (USB3_7)
12
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_5)
13
TPM Header (TPMS1)
14
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_3)
15
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_4)
16
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2)
17
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1)
18
Power LED Header (PLED1)
19
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
20
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
21
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
22
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN3)
23
SLI/XFIRE Power Connector (SLI/XFIRE_PWR1)
24
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
25
COM Port Header (COM1)
26
SPDIF Out Connector (SPDIF_OUT1)
27
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
28
Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
29
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
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1.5 I/O Panel
2
3
4
16
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
15
14
13
12
No. Description
No. Description
1
PS/2 Mouse Port
9
2
USB 2.0 Ports (USB_01)
10
Line In (Light Blue)
3
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_12)
11
Front Speaker (Lime)**
4
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_34)
12
Microphone (Pink)
5
Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB2)
13
Optical SPDIF Out Port
6
USB 2.0 Port (USB3)
14
USB 2.0 Ports (USB_45)
7
LAN RJ-45 Port*
15
eSATA3 Port (ESATA1)***
8
Central / Bass (Orange)
16
PS/2 Keyboard Port
Rear Speaker (Black)
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1
11
* here are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
LAN Port
Activity / Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Of
Blinking
On
No Link
Data Activity
Link
Of
Orange
Green
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
** If you use a 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.
Audio Output
Channels
Front Speaker
(No. 11)
Rear Speaker
(No. 9)
Central / Bass
(No. 8)
Line In
(No. 10)
2
4
6
8
V
V
V
V
-V
V
V
--V
V
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To enable Multi-Streaming, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. Ater restarting your computer, you will ind the “Mixer” tool
on your system. Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multistreaming”, and click “ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are
allowed to select “Realtek HDA Primary output” to use the Rear Speaker, Central/
Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use the front
panel audio.
*** he eSATA3 port supports SATA Gen3 in cable 1M. he eSATA3 port is shared with M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3.
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Chapter 2 Installation
his is an ATX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study
the coniguration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard its into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
• Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.
Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard
components.
• In order to avoid damage from static electricity to the motherboard’s components,
NEVER place your motherboard directly on a carpet. Also remember to use a grounded
wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle the components.
• Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
• Whenever you uninstall any components, place them on a grounded anti-static pad or
in the bag that comes with the components.
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• When placing screws to secure the motherboard to the chassis, please do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
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2.1 Installing the CPU
Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
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2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
Ater 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.
hen connect the CPU fan to the CPU FAN connector. For proper installation,
please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan and the heatsink.
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2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
his motherboard provides four 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology.
1. For dual channel coniguration, 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 or three
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.
4. Please install the memory module into DDR3_A2 and DDR3_B2 slots for the irst
priority.
5. If you adopt DDR3 2450/2100 memory modules on this motherboard, it is recommended to install them on DDR3_A2 and DDR3_B2 slots.
Dual Channel Memory Coniguration
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2
3
DDR3_A1
DDR3_A2
DDR3_B1
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
DDR3_B2
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
he DIMM only its 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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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
here are 5 PCI Express slots on the motherboard.
Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is
switched of 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.
PCIe slots:
PCIE1 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slots) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width cards.
PCIE2 (PCIe 2.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE3 (PCIe 2.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE4 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slots) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width cards.
PCIE5 (PCIe 2.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x4 lane width graphics cards
PCIe Slot Conigurations
PCIE2
PCIE3
PCIE5
Single Graphics Card
x16
N/A
N/A
Two Graphics Cards in
CrossFireXTM or SLITM Mode
x16
x16
N/A
hree Graphics Cards in
3-Way CrossFireXTM Mode
x16
x16
x4
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For a better thermal environment, please connect a chassis fan to the motherboard’s
chassis fan connector (CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 or CHA_FAN3) when using multiple graphics cards.
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2.5 Jumpers Setup
he illustration shows how jumpers are setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
the pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is placed on the pins, the jumper
is “Open”. he illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short”
when a jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins.
Clear CMOS Jumper
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.9, No. 21)
Default
Clear CMOS
CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. To clear and reset the system
parameters to default setup, please turn of the computer and unplug the power
cord from the power supply. Ater 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 ater you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when
you just inish updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system irst, and then shut
it down before you do the clear-CMOS action. Please be noted that the password,
date, time, and user default proile will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is
removed.
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2.6 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 to the motherboard.
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.9, No. 20)
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.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may conigure the way to
turn of 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.
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. he LED is on when
the system is operating. he LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1/S3 sleep state.
he LED is of when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered of (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. he LED is on when
the hard drive is reading or writing data.
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he front panel design may difer 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 assignments are matched correctly.
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Power LED Header
(3-pin PLED1)
(see p.9, No. 18)
PLEDPLED+
PLED+
USB 3.0 Headers
(19-pin USB3_5_6)
(see p.9, No. 10)
SATA3_1
USB_PWR
PP+
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
Vbus
Vbus
IntA_PB_SSRX-
IntA_PA_SSRX-
IntA_PB_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PA_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PB_SSTX-
IntA_PA_SSTX-
IntA_PB_SSTX+
IntA_PA_SSTX+
GND
IntA_PB_D-
GND
IntA_PA_D-
IntA_PB_D+
IntA_PA_D+
Dummy
1
(USB3_7)
(see p.9, No. 11)
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hese ive SATA3
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
SATA3_2
SATA3_3
SATA3_4
SATA3_5
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_1:
see p.9, No. 17)
(SATA3_2:
see p.9, No. 16)
(SATA3_3:
see p.9, No. 14)
(SATA3_4:
see p.9, No. 15)
(SATA3_5:
see p.9, No. 12)
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.9, No. 9)
(9-pin USB8_9)
(see p.9, No. 8)
Please connect the chassis
power LED to this header
to indicate the system’s
power status.
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Besides six USB 2.0 ports
on the I/O panel, there
are two headers on this
motherboard. Each USB
2.0 header can support
two ports.
Besides four USB 3.0 ports
on the I/O panel, there is
one header and one port
on this motherboard.
Each USB 3.0 header can
support two ports.
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Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.9, No. 27)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
his header is for
connecting audio devices
to the front audio panel.
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O U T 2 _ L
J _ S E N S E
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
1. High Deinition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis must
support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the instructions in our manual and
chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use an AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio header by
the steps 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 the HD audio panel only. You don’t need to
connect them for the AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic, go to the “FrontMic” Tab in the Realtek Control panel
and adjust “Recording Volume”.
Chassis and Power Fan
Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.9, No. 29)
(3-pin CHA_FAN2)
(see p.9, No. 1)
(3-pin CHA_FAN3)
(see p.9, No. 22)
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.9, No. 28)
DUMMY SPEAKER
1
+5V
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
DUMMY
GND
+12V
FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
Please connect fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to
the ground pin.
FAN_SPEED
+ 12V
GND
GND
+12V
FAN_SPEED
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Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER1)
(see p.9, No. 19)
GND
+12V
FAN_SPEED
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CPU Fan Connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.9, No. 3)
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
1 2 3 4
(3-pin CPU_FAN2)
(see p.9, No. 4)
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.9, No. 7)
ATX 12V Power
Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.9, No. 2)
G ND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
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his motherboard provides a 24-pin ATX power
connector. To use a 20-pin
ATX power supply, please
plug it along Pin 1 and Pin
13.
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5
4
1
SLI/XFIRE Power
Connector
(4-pin SLI/XFIRE_
PWR1)
(see p.9, No. 23)
Infrared Module Header
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.9, No. 24)
his motherboard provides an 8-pin ATX 12V
power connector. To use a
4-pin ATX power supply,
please plug it along Pin 1
and Pin 5.
Please connect this
connector with a hard
disk power connector
when three graphics
cards are installed on this
motherboard.
IRTX
+5VSB
DUMMY
1
GND
IRRX
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his motherboard provides a 4-Pin CPU fan
(Quiet Fan) connector.
If you plan to connect a
3-Pin CPU fan, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
his header supports an optional
wireless transmitting and
receiving infrared module.
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Serial Port Header
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.9, No. 25)
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
(see p.9, No. 13)
Please connect the
SPDIF_OUT connector of
a HDMI VGA card to this
header with a cable.
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GND
SPDIFOUT
F_CLKRUN#
GND
+3VSB
SERIRQ#
S_PWRDWN#
LAD0_L
GND
LAD1_L
+3V
LAD2_L
LAD3_L
TPM_RST#
SMB_DATA_MAIN
SMB_CLK_MAIN
LFRAME#_L
GND
CK_33M_TPM
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his connector supports
Trusted Platform Module
(TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital
certiicates, passwords,
and data. A TPM system
also helps enhance
network security, protects
digital identities, and
ensures platform integrity.
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SPDIF Out Connector
(2-pin SPDIF_OUT1)
(see p.9, No. 26)
his COM1 header
supports a serial port
module.
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2.7 SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
his motherboard supports NVIDIA® SLITM and Quad SLITM (Scalable Link
Interface) technology that allows you to install up to two identical PCI Express x16
graphics cards. Currently, NVIDIA® SLITM and Quad SLITM technology supports
Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit OS.
Requirements
1. You should only use identical SLITM-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA® certiied.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports NVIDIA® SLITM technology.
Download the drivers from the NVIDIA® website: www.nvidia.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a NVIDIA® certiied PSU.
Please refer to the NVIDIA® website for details.
2.7.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE2 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE3 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
If required, connect the auxiliary power
source to the PCI Express graphics cards.
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Step 3
Align and insert the ASRock SLI_
Bridge_2S Card to the goldingers on each
graphics card. Make sure the ASRock SLI_
Bridge_2S Card is irmly in place.
SLI_Bridge_2S Card
ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card
Step 4
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE2
slot.
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2.7.2 Driver Installation and Setup
Install the graphics card drivers to your system. Ater that, you can enable the
Multi-Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in the NVIDIA® nView system tray utility.
Please follow the below procedures to enable the multi-GPU.
For SLITM and Quad SLITM mode
Step 1
Double-click the NVIDIA Control Panel
icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 2
In the let pane, click Set SLI and PhysX
coniguration. hen select Maximize 3D
performance and click Apply.
Step 3
Reboot your system.
Step 4
You can freely enjoy the beneits of SLITM
or Quad SLITM.
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2.8 CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM
Operation Guide
his motherboard supports CrossFireXTM, 3-way CrossFireXTM and Quad
CrossFireXTM that allows you to install up to three identical PCI Express
x16 graphics cards. Currently CrossFireXTM, 3-way CrossFireXTM and Quad
CrossFireXTM are supported with Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit OS.
1. You should only use identical CrossFireXTM-ready graphics cards that are AMD
certiied.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports AMD CrossFireXTM technology.
Download the drivers from the AMD’s website: www.amd.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a AMD certiied PSU. Please
refer to the AMD’s website for details.
4. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireXTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will
operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireXTM mode.
5. Diferent CrossFireXTM cards may require diferent methods to enable CrossFireXTM. Please refer to AMD graphics card manuals for detailed installation guide.
2.8.1 Installing Two CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE2 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE3 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
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CrossFire Bridge
Connect two graphics cards by installing
a CrossFire Bridge on the CrossFire Bridge
Interconnects on the top of the graphics
cards. (he CrossFire Bridge is provided
with the graphics card you purchase, not
bundled with this motherboard. Please
refer to your graphics card vendor for
details.)
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Step 3
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE2 slot.
2.8.2 Installing Three CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE2 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE3 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE5 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
CrossFire Bridge
Use one CrossFire Bridge to connect
the graphics cards on PCIE2 and PCIE3
slots, and use the other CrossFire Bridge
to connect the graphics cards on PCIE3
and PCIE5 slots. (he CrossFire Bridge
is provided with the graphics card
you purchase, not bundled with this
motherboard. Please refer to your graphics
card vendor for details.)
Step 3
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE2 slot.
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2.8.3 Driver Installation and Setup
Step 1
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Step 2
Remove the AMD drivers if you have any VGA drivers installed in your system.
he Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility to
uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation. Please check
AMD’s website for AMD driver updates.
Step 3
Install the required drivers and CATALYST Control Center then restart your
computer. Please check AMD’s website for details.
Step 4
Step 5
In the let pane, click Performance and
then AMD CrossFireXTM . hen select
Enable AMD CrossFireX and click Apply.
Select the GPU number according to your
graphics card and click Apply.
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AMD Catalyst Control Center
Double-click the AMD Catalyst Control
Center icon in the Windows® system tray.
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2.9 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
The M.2, also known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a small size and
versatile card edge connector that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA. The M.2_SSD
(NGFF) Socket 3 can accommodate either a M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module or a M.2 PCI
Express module up to Gen 2 x2 (10 Gb/s). Please be noted that the M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket
3 is shared with the eSATA3 connector; you can only choose either the M.2_SSD (NGFF)
Socket 3 or the eSATA3 connector to use.
Installing the M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module
Step 1
Prepare a M.2_SSD (NGFF) module.
Step 2
Uninstall the screw knob and the
standoff counterclockwise for later
use.
Step 3
Depending on the PCB leng th of
your M.2_SSD (NGFF) module, ind
the corresponding NUT location to
be used.
No.
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2
3
4
Location
NUT1
NUT2
NUT3
NUT4
PCB Length
4.2cm
6cm
8cm
11cm
Module Type
Type 2242
Type2260
Type 2280
Type 22110
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Step 4
Hand tighten the standoff into the
desired NUT on the motherboard.
Step 5
A l ig n a nd gent ly i nser t t he M. 2
(NGFF) SSD module into the M.2
slot. Please be aware that the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module only its in one
orientation.
Step 6
Tighten the screw knob to secure the
module into place.
M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Support List
PCIe Interface
SATA Interface
SanDisk SD6PP4M-128G
Intel SSDSCKGW080A401/80G
SanDisk SD6PP4M-256G
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For the latest updates of M.2_SSD (NFGG) module support list, please visit our website for
details: http://www.asrock.com
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Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
3.1 Installing Drivers
he 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. he 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 ile
“ASRSETUP.EXE” in the Support CD to display the menu.
Drivers Menu
he 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. herefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
Utilities Menu
he Utilities Menu shows the application sotware that the motherboard supports.
Click on a speciic item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
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3.2 F-Stream
F-Stream is an all-in-one tool to ine-tune diferent system functions in a userfriendly interface, it includes Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking,
Fatal1ty Mouse Port, Energy Saving and XFast RAM. In Hardware Monitor, it
shows the major readings of your system. In Fan Control, it shows the fan speed and
temperature for you to adjust. In Overclocking, you are allowed to overclock CPU
frequency for optimal system performance. In Fatal1ty Mouse Port, you can adjust
the mouse polling rate to enjoy Fatal1ty Mouse Polling feature. In Energy Saving,
you can enjoy the intelligent power saving feature. In XFast RAM, it fully utilizes
the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® OS 32-bit CPU. It also
shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web suring faster
than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another
advantage is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order
to extend their lifespan.
3.2.1 Installing F-Stream
When you install the all-in-one driver to your system from our support CD,
F-Stream will be auto-installed as well. Ater installation, you will ind the icon
“F-Stream“ on your desktop. Double-click the “F-Stream“ icon
, and
the F-Stream main menu will pop out.
3.2.2 Using F-Stream
Please be noted that there is a button “Auto run when windows start“ on the lower
right corner. If you click this button, every time you turn on your system and enter
Windows®, the system will automatically start F-Stream.
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here are six sections in the F-Stream main menu: Hardware Monitor, Fan Control,
Overclocking, Fatal1ty Mouse Port, Energy Saving and XFast RAM.
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Hardware Monitor
In the Hardware Monitor section, it shows the major readings of your system. he
main readings include Clock, Fan & Temperature, and Voltage. In Clock, there are
CPU speed and CPU ratio. In Fan & Temperature, there are CPU temperature and
CPU fan speed. You may ind out if there are any abnormal situations occuring to
your system’s temperature. In Voltage, there are many respective voltages.
Fan Control
In the Fan Control section, there are two major chapters: Temperature and CPU/
Chassis Fan. In Temperature, it shows the major readings of CPU and motherboard
temperature. In CPU/Chassis Fan, it shows the fan target speed and temperature,
and you are able to adjust the settings by clicking the “+/-” and conirming by
“APPLY” aterwards.
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Overclocking
In the Overclocking section, there are Clock and Voltage chapters for users to adjust
settings and pursuit optimal system performance. You are able to ine-tune the CPU
ratio, CPU frequency, and respective voltages by clicking the “+/-” at the display
panel. Ater conirmation of the settings, please click on the “APPLY” button.
Overclocking and over-voltage may afect your system’s stability, or even cause damage to your hardware devices. It should be done at your own risk and expense. We
are not responsible for the possible damage caused by overclocking and overvoltage.
If system hangs ater overclocking, please remove the AC power cord and plug the AC
power cord back on again before you power on your system.
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Fatal1ty Mouse Port is a customizable technology for PC gamers. Ater plugging the
USB mouse into the Fatal1ty Mouse Port and running F-Stream, gamers can use
Fatal1ty’s personal preferred mouse polling rate at 500 Hz. F-Stream also provides
the lexibility for gamers to adjust the mouse polling rate from 125 Hz to 1000 Hz.
his is helpful for professional gamers to experience smoother game play and faster
response time from the mouse. Ater conirmation of the settings, please click on
the “APPLY” button.
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Energy Saving
Featuring an advanced proprietary hardware and sotware design, Energy Saving
is a revolutionary technology that delivers unparalleled power saving. he voltage
regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve eiciency when the
CPU cores are idle. In other words, it is able to provide exceptional power saving
and improve power eiciency without sacriicing computing performance.
XFast RAM
XFast RAM fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows®
OS 32-bit CPU. It also shortens the loading time of previously visited websites,
making web suring faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe
Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage is that it reduces the frequency of
accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
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3.3 Killer Network Manager
Qualcomm® Atheros® Killer Network Manager allows you to control the upload and
download speeds for online applications accessing your network resources, as well as
allowing you to customize priority and bandwidth for all network traic to it your needs.
3.3.1 Installing Killer Network Manager
When you install the all-in-one driver to your system from ASRock’s support CD,
Killer Network Manager will be auto-installed as well. Ater the installation, you will
ind the icon “Killer Network Manager“ on your desktop. Double-click the
icon,
Killer Network Manager main menu will pop up.
3.3.2 Using Killer Network Manager
here are four tabs in Killer Network Manager: Applications, Performance, Network
and Killer Ethernet.
Applications
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Applications allows you to set the prioritization of network traic, increase or reduce
the bandwidth that a certain application uses, or block an application entirely.
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Performance
Performance allows you to view in real time your system performance and current
network utilization for download and upload traic.
Network
Network allows you to set your preferred upload/download speeds and test the
network speed.
* You must have Adobe Flash Player installed to run the network speed test.
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Killer Ethernet
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Killer Ethernet displays the network information.
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3.4 Start8
For those Windows 8 users who miss the Start Menu, Start8 is an ideal solution that
brings back the familiar Start Menu along with added customizations for greater
eiciency.
3.4.1 Installing Start8
Install Start8, which is located in the folder at the following path of the Support CD:
\ ASRock Utility > Start8.
3.4.2 Coniguring Start8
Style
Select between the Windows 7 style and Windows 8 style Start Menu. hen select
the theme of the Start Menu and customize the style of the Start icon.
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Conigure
Conigure provides coniguration options, including icon sizes, which shortcuts you
want Start Menu to display, quick access to recently used apps, the functionality of
the power button, and more.
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Control lets you conigure what a click on the start button or a press on the
Windows key does.
Desktop
Desktop allows you to disable the hot corners when you are working on the desktop.
It also lets you choose whether or not the system boots directly into desktop mode
and bypass the Metro user interface.
About
Displays information about Start8.
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3.5 XSplit Broadcaster
XSplit Broadcaster is a desktop application designed to make your multimedia
broadcasting, live-streaming and recording a lot easier and more fun to do, we are
giving away the 3 months premium license which is worth US$24.95 for free!
3.5.1 Live Streaming Your Gameplay
Step 1
Go to Start > All Programs > XSplit > XSplit Broadcaster to launch it.
Step 2
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Log in with your own username and password. (If you do not have an XSplit
account, click No XSplit account? to register.)
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Step 3
Go to Broadcast > Add Channels….
Step 4
Click Add....
Step 5
Select a platform for live streaming.
*Before you start streaming, you need to register an account for the streaming
service website, such as Twitch.tv, USTREAM, or other livestreaming services.
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Step 6
Fill in your platform's Username and Password.
Based on your needs, conigure the Video and Audio Encoding settings. Click OK.
Step 7
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he channel then appears in your broadcast list. Click Apply and OK to save the
settings.
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Step 8
Go to Broadcast and select the platform to enable live streaming.
A link to view your live Broadcast has been copied for you automatically. Simply
press CTRL-V or right click and choose Paste to paste the link into the browser, and
you can see your broadcast.
To disable live streaming, go to Broadcast again and deselect the platform.
3.5.2 Recording Your Gameplay
Step 1
Go to Broadcast > Local recording to start recording.
Step 2
To stop recording, Go to Broadcast again and deselect Local recording.
Step 3
Go to Tools > My Recordings...to access your recordings
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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
4.1 Introduction
his section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to conigure your
system. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY by pressing <F2> or <Del> right
ater you power on the computer, otherwise, the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) will
continue with its test routines. If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY ater
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 of
and then back on.
Because the UEFI sotware 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
Main
For setting system time/date information
OC Tweaker
For overclocking conigurations
Advanced
For advanced system conigurations
Tool
Useful tools
H/W Monitor
Displays current hardware status
Boot
For coniguring boot settings and boot priority
Security
For security settings
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI Setup Utility
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he top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
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4.1.2 Navigation Keys
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 use the mouse to click your
required item.
Please check the following table for the descriptions of each navigation key.
Navigation Key(s)
+ / -
To change option for the selected items
<Tab>
Switch to next function
<PGUP>
Go to the previous page
<PGDN>
Go to the next page
<HOME>
Go to the top of the screen
<END>
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Description
Go to the bottom of the screen
<F1>
To display the General Help Screen
<F7>
Discard changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
<F9>
Load optimal default values for all the settings
<F10>
Save changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
<F12>
Print screen
<ESC>
Jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
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4.2 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and
display the system overview.
Active Page on Entry
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Select the default page when entering the UEFI setup utility.
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4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Because the UEFI sotware 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.
OC Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. Please note that overclocing may cause damage
to your components and motherboard. It should be done at your own risk and
expense.
Load Optimized CPU OC Setting
Please note that overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and motherboard. It
should be done at your own risk and expense.
CPU Coniguration
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Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. Coniguration options: [Auto] and [Manual]. he
default value is [Auto].
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Spread Spectrum
his item should always be [Auto] for better system stability.
ASRock UCC
ASRock UCC (Unlock CPU Core) feature simpliies AMD CPU activation. As long as
a simple switch of the UEFI option “ASRock UCC”, you can unlock the extra CPU core
to enjoy an instant performance boost. When UCC feature is enabled, the dual-core
or triple-core CPU will boost to the quad-core CPU, and some CPU, including quadcore CPU, can also increase L3 cache size up to 6MB, which means you can enjoy the
upgrade CPU performance with a better price. Please be noted that UCC feature is
supported with AM3/AM3+ CPU only, and in addition, not every AM3/AM3+ CPU
can support this function because some CPU’s hidden core may be malfunctioned.
CPU Active Core Control
his allows you to adjust CPU Active Core Control feature. he coniguration options
depend on the CPU core you adopt. he default value is [Disabled].
AMD Turbo Core Technology
his item appears only when the processor you adopt supports this feature. Use this
to select enable or disable AMD Turbo Core Technology. Coniguration options:
[Enabled] and [Disabled]. he default value is [Enabled].
AMD Application Power Management
Application Power Management (APM) ensures that average power con-sumption
over a thermally signiicant 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.
Processor Maximum Frequency
It will display Processor Maximum Frequency for reference.
North Bridge Maximum Frequency
It will display North Bridge Maximum Frequency for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
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It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
his item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the value of
Processor Frequency and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the
default value for system stability.
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CPU Frequency Multiplier
For safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
CPU Voltage
It allows you to adjust the value of CPU voltage. However, for safety and system
stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
NB Frequency Multiplier
For safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
CPU NB Voltage
It allows you to adjust the value of CPU NB voltage. However, for safety and system
stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
HT Bus Speed
his feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus speed. Coniguration options:
[200MHz] to [2000MHz].
HT Bus Width
his feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus width. Coniguration options: [8
Bit] and [16 Bit].
DRAM Timing Coniguration
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted
and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
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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. Coniguration options:
[Disabled], [Auto]. he default value is [Auto].
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Voltage Coniguration
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM Voltage. he default value is [Auto].
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CPU Voltage Ofset
Conigure the dynamic CPU voltage added to the CPU.
NB Voltage
Use this to select NB Voltage. he default value is [Auto].
HT Voltage
Use this to select HT Voltage. he default value is [Auto].
CPU VDDA Voltage
Use this to select CPU VDDA Voltage. he default value is [Auto].
PCIE VDDA Voltage
Use this to select PCIE VDDA Voltage. he default value is [Auto].
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4.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the conigurations for the following items: CPU
Coniguration, North Bridge Coniguration, South Bridge Coniguration, Storage
Coniguration, Super IO Coniguration, ACPI Coniguration, USB Coniguration
and Trusted Computing.
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.
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4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
Cool 'n' Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. he default
value is [Enabled]. Coniguration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. If you install
Windows® 8 / 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.
Enhance Halt State (C1E)
All processors support the Halt State (C1). he C1 state is supported through the
native processor instructions HLT and MWAIT and requires no hardware support
from the chipset. In the C1 power state, the processor maintains the context of the
system caches.
Secure Virtual Machine
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When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture) can
utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by AMD-V. he default value is
[Enabled]. Coniguration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled].
Core C6 Mode
Use this item to enable or disable Core C6 mode. he default value is [Enabled].
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CPU Thermal Throttle
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Use this item to enable CPU internal thermal control mechanism to keep the CPU
from overheated. he default value is [Auto].
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4.4.2 North Bridge Coniguration
IOMMU
Use this to enable or disable IOMMU. he default value of this feature is [Disabled].
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4.4.3 South Bridge Coniguration
Onboard HD Audio
Enable/disable onboard HD audio. Set to Auto to enable onboard HD audio and
automatically disable it when a sound card is installed.
Front Panel
Enable/disable front panel HD audio.
Onboard LAN
Enable or disable the onboard network interface controller.
Good Night LED
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By enabling Good Night LED, the Power/HDD LEDs will be switched of when the
system is on. It will also automatically switch of the Power and Keyboard LEDs
when the system enters into Standby/Hibernation mode.
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4.4.4 Storage Coniguration
SATA Controller(s)
Enable/disable the SATA controllers.
SATA Mode
IDE: For better compatibility.
AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
RAID: Combine multiple disk drives into a logical unit.
If you set this item to RAID mode, it is suggested to install SATA ODD driver on
SATA3_5 or eSATA3 port.
AMD AHCI BIOS ROM
Use this item to enable or disable AMD AHCI BIOS ROM. he default value of this
option is [Disabled].
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SATA IDE Combined Mode
his item is for SATA3_5 and eSATA3 ports. Use this item to enable or disable
SATA IDE combined mode. he default value is [Enabled].
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If you want to build RAID on SATA3_5 and eSATA3 ports, please disable this item.
Aggressive Link Power Management
Aggressive Link Power Management allows SATA devices to enter a low power state
during periods of inactivity to save power. It is only supported by AHCI mode.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
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S.M.A.R.T stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It is a
monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various
indicators of reliability.
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4.4.5 Super IO Coniguration
Serial Port
Enable or disable the Serial port.
Serial Port Address
Select the address of the Serial port.
Infrared Port
Enable or disable the Infrared port.
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4.4.6 ACPI Coniguration
Suspend to RAM
Select disable for ACPI suspend type S1. It is recommended to select auto for ACPI
S3 power saving.
Check Ready Bit
Enable to enter the operating system ater S3 only when the hard disk is ready, this
is recommended for better system stability.
ACPI HPET Table
Enable the High Precision Event Timer for better performance and to pass WHQL
tests.
Restore on AC/Power Loss
Select the power state ater a power failure. If [Power Of] is selected, the power will
remain of when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the system will start
to boot up when the power recovers.
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PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PS/2 Keyboard.
PCI Devices Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PCI device and enable wake on LAN.
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Ring-In Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by onboard COM port modem Ring-In signals.
RTC Alarm Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by the real time clock alarm. Set it to By OS to let
it be handled by your operating system.
USB Phy Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB Phy.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB keyboard or remote controller.
USB Mouse Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB mouse.
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 64-bit and all of your
devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster boot speed.
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4.4.7 USB Coniguration
USB Controller
Enable or disable all the USB 2.0 ports.
USB 3.0 Controller
Enable or disable all the USB 3.0 ports.
Legacy USB Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 2.0 devices. If you encounter USB
compatibility issues it is recommended to disable legacy USB support. Select UEFI
Setup Only to support USB devices under the UEFI setup and Windows/Linux
operating systems only.
Legacy USB 3.0 Support
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Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 3.0 devices.
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4.4.8 Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
Enable to activate Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security for your hard disk
drives.
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4.5 Tools
System Browser
ASRock System Browser shows the overview of your current PC and the devices
connected.
OMG (Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access
at speciied 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 coniguration before using UEFI Tech Service.
Easy RAID Installer
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Easy RAID Installer helps you to copy the RAID driver from the support CD to
your USB storage device. Ater 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
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required drivers automatically.
Instant Flash
Save UEFI iles in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your
UEFI.
Internet Flash
ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI irmware version
from our servers for you. Please setup network coniguration before using Internet
Flash.
*For BIOS backup and recovery purpose, it is recommended to plug in your USB
pen drive before using this function.
Network Coniguration
Use this to conigure internet connection settings for Internet Flash.
Internet Setting
Enable or disable sound efects in the setup utility.
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UEFI Download Server
Select a server to download the UEFI irmware.
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Dehumidiier Function
If Dehumidiier Function is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to
dehumidify the system ater entering S4/S5 state.
Dehumidiier Period
Conigure the period of time until the computer powers on and enables
Dehumidiier ater entering S4/S5 state.
Dehumidiier Duration
Conigure the duration of the dehumidifying process before it returns to S4/S5
state.
Dehumidiier CPU Fan Setting
Conigure the speed of the CPU fan while Dehumidiier is enabled. he higher the
value, the faster the fan speed.
Max: 255
Min: 1
Save User Default
Type a proile name and press enter to save your settings as user default.
Load User Default
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Load previously saved user defaults.
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4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
his section allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, fan
speed and voltage.
CPU Fan 1 & 2 Setting
his allows you to set the CPU fan 1 & 2 speed. Coniguration options: [Full On]
and [Automatic Mode]. he default is value [Full On].
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
his allows you to set the chassis fan 1 speed. Coniguration options: [Full On] and
[Automatic Mode]. he default is value [Full On].
Chassis Fan 2 Setting
his allows you to set the chassis fan 2 speed. Coniguration options: [Full On] and
[Manual]. he default is value [Full On].
Chassis Fan 3 Setting
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his allows you to set the chassis fan 3 speed. Coniguration options: [Full On] and
[Manual]. he default is value [Full On].
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4.7 Boot Screen
his section displays the available devices on your system for you to conigure the
boot settings and the boot priority.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. In fast mode you may not boot
from an USB storage device. Ultra Fast mode is only supported by Windows 8 and
the VBIOS must support UEFI GOP if you are using an external graphics card.
Please notice that Ultra Fast mode will boot so fast that the only way to enter this
UEFI Setup Utility is to Clear CMOS or run the Restart to UEFI utility in Windows.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Allow the system to be waked up by the onboard LAN.
Setup Prompt Timeout
Conigure the number of seconds to wait for the setup hot key.
Bootup Num-Lock
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Select whether Num Lock should be turned on or of when the system boots up.
Full Screen Logo
Enable to display the boot logo or disable to show normal POST messages.
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AddOn ROM Display
Enable AddOn ROM Display to see the AddOn ROM messages or conigure the
AddOn ROM if you've enabled Full Screen Logo. Disable for faster boot speed.
Boot Failure Guard
If the computer fails to boot for a number of times the system automatically restores
the default settings.
Boot Failure Guard Count
Conigure the number of attempts to boot until the system automatically restores
the default settings.
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4.8 Security Screen
In this section you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
You may also clear the user password.
Supervisor Password
Set or change the password for the administrator account. Only the administrator
has authority to change the settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and
press enter to remove the password.
User Password
Set or change the password for the user account. Users are unable to change the
settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and press enter to remove the
password.
Secure Boot
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Enable to support Windows 8 Secure Boot.
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4.9 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Save coniguration changes
and exit setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP
UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Discard changes and exit
setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY without saving
any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option the following message, “Discard changes?” will pop
out. Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all options. he F9 key can be used for this operation.
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Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, you’re welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer
for further information. For technical questions, please submit a support request
form at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp
ASRock Incorporation
2F., No.37, Sec. 2, Jhongyang S. Rd., Beitou District,
Taipei City 112, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
ASRock EUROPE B.V.
Bijsterhuizen 3151
6604 LV Wijchen
he Netherlands
Phone: +31-24-345-44-33
Fax: +31-24-345-44-38
ASRock America, Inc.
13848 Magnolia Ave, Chino, CA91710
U.S.A.
Phone: +1-909-590-8308
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Fax: +1-909-590-1026
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