ASROCK Fatal1ty Z97M Killer Installation guide

ASROCK Fatal1ty Z97M Killer Installation guide
Version 1.0
Published September 2014
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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. © 2014 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
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1.2
Speciications
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1.3
Motherboard Layout
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1.4
I/O Panel
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Chapter 2 Installation
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2.1
Installing the CPU
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2.2
Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
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2.3
Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
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2.4
Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
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2.5
Jumpers Setup
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2.6
Onboard Headers and Connectors
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2.7
SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
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2.7.1
Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.7.2 Driver Installation and Setup
2.8
CrossFireX TM and Quad CrossFireX TM Operation Guide
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2.8.1 Installing Two CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.8.2 Driver Installation and Setup
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2.9
M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
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Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
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3.1
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Installing Drivers
3.2
F-Stream
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3.2.1 Installing F-Stream
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3.2.2 Using F-Stream
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3.3
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Killer Network Manager
3.3.1 Installing Killer Network Manager
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3.3.2 Using Killer Network Manager
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3.4
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Intel® Rapid Start Technology
3.4.1 System Requirements
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3.4.2 Setup Guide
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3.5
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Intel® Smart Connect Technology
3.5.1 System Requirements
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3.5.2 Setup Guide
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3.6
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ASRock APP Shop
3.6.1 UI Overview
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3.6.2 Apps
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3.6.3 BIOS & Drivers
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3.6.4 Setting
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3.7
Start8
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3.7.1
Installing Start8
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3.7.2 Coniguring Start8
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3.8
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XSplit Broadcaster
3.8.1 Live Streaming Your Gameplay
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3.8.2 Recording Your Gameplay
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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
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4.1
Introduction
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4.1.1
UEFI Menu Bar
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4.1.2 Navigation Keys
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4.2
Main Screen
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4.3
OC Tweaker Screen
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4.4
Advanced Screen
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4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
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4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration
82
4.4.3 Storage Coniguration
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4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
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4.4.6 Intel® Thunderbolt
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4.4.7 Super IO Coniguration
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4.4.8 ACPI Coniguration
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4.4.9 USB Coniguration
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4.4.10 Trusted Computing
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4.5
Tools
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4.6
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
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4.7
Boot Screen
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4.8
Security Screen
103
4.9
Exit Screen
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Fatal1ty Z97M Killer Series
Chapter 1 Introduction
hank you for purchasing ASRock Fatal1ty Z97M 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 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 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 documentation will be subject to change without notice. In case any modiications of this documentation 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 Z97M Killer Series Motherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor)
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97M Killer Series Quick Installation Guide
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97M Killer Series Support CD
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge Card
1 x I/O Shield
1 x Screw for M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3
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1.2 Speciications
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Platform
• Micro ATX Form Factor
• High Density Glass Fabric PCB
CPU
• Supports 4th Gen & 5th Generation Intel® CoreTM Processors
(Socket 1150)
• Digi Power design
• 8 Power Phase design
• Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
• Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
• Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
Chipset
• Intel® Z97
Memory
• Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
• 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR3 3000+(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/
2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-bufered
memory
• Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Proile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
Expansion
Slot
• 2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE3: single at x16
(PCIE1); dual at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3))
• 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE4: x4 mode)
• 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
• Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM
• Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLITM and SLITM
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• Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can
be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.
• Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick
Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full
HW Encode1, Intel® InTruTM 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD
Technology, Intel® InsiderTM, Intel® HD Graphics 4400/4600
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Audio
Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11.1
Max. shared memory 1792MB
hree graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
Supports Triple Monitor
Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K
(4096x2304) @ 24Hz
Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and
HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port
(Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D
and HDMI Ports
• 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC1150
Audio Codec)
• Premium Blu-ray Audio support
• Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
• Supports Purity SoundTM 2
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 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
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LAN
• PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
• Qualcomm® Atheros® KillerTM E2200 Series
• Supports Qualcomm® Atheros® Security Wake On Internet
Technology
• Supports Wake-On-LAN
• Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection)
• Supports Energy Eicient Ethernet 802.3az
• Supports PXE
Rear Panel
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1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x D-Sub Port
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
1 x eSATA Connector
3 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full
Spike Protection))
1 x Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB 2.0) (Supports ESD Protection
(ASRock Full Spike Protection))
4 x USB 3.0 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: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in /
Front Speaker / Microphone
• 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology
13 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and
Hot Plug (SATA3_1 connector is shared with the eSATA port)
• 1 x SATA Express Connector (shared with SATA3_4,
SATA3_5 and M.2 Socket)
*Support to be announced
• 1 x eSATA Connector, supports RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology 13 and
Intel Smart Response Technology), 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)
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1 x COM Port Header
1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
1 x TPM Header
1 x Power LED header
2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 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 PCIe Power Connector
• 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
• 1 x hunderbolt AIC 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 (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD
Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
BIOS
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• CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
• CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
• CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by
CPU temperature)
• CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
• CASE OPEN detection
• Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
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)
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64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V, PCH 1.5V Voltage multi-adjustment
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* 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 third-party
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.
Due to limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. Windows® 64-bit operating systems
do not have such limitations. You can use ASRock XFast RAM to utilize the memory that
Windows® cannot use.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
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USB 2.0
T: USB0
B:USB1
3
CPU_FAN2
CPU_FAN1
5
4
ATX12V1
ATXPWR1
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
USB 3.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
eSATA1
DDR3_A2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
HDMI1
Top:
RJ-45
DDR3_B2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DVI1
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M2
PWR_FAN1 CHA_FAN2
NUT4
NUT3
NUT2
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NUT1
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HD_AUDIO1
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
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PCIE1
64Mb
BIOS
Intel
Z97
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RoHS
SATAE_1
PCIE4
CLRMOS1
PCIE_PWR1
COM1
USB6_7
PANEL1
CHA_FAN1
USB4_5
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1
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PLED1
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24
23
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1
1
1
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T B1
PLED PWRBTN
TPMS1
SPEAKER1
1
1
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HDLED RESET
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PCIE3
Super
I/O
SATA3_3
SATA3_0
FATAL
SATA3_4
Purity
SoundTM 2
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10
SATA3_5
PCIE2
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CMOS
Battery
SATA3_1
Bottom:
MIC IN
Top:
Central/Bass
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
USB3_4_5
Killer
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SATA3_2
VGA1
USB 3.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
PS2
Keyboard
/Mouse
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1
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
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CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN2)
3
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
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2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1)
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2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A2, DDR3_B2)
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ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_4_5)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_0)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_3)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_4)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_5)
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SATA Express Connector (SATAE_1)
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Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRMOS1)
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hunderbolt AIC Connector (TB1)
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Power LED Header (PLED1)
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
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Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
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TPM Header (TPMS1)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7)
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PCIe Power Connector (PCIE_PWR1)
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COM Port Header (COM1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN2)
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Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
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Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
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1.4 I/O Panel
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No. Description
No. Description
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Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB0)
10
Front Speaker (Lime)**
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USB 2.0 Port (USB1)
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Microphone (Pink)
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D-Sub Port
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Optical SPDIF Out Port
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_01)
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_23)
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USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
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eSATA Connector***
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LAN RJ-45 Port*
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HDMI Port
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Central / Bass (Orange)
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DVI-D Port
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Rear Speaker (Black)
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PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
9
Line In (Light Blue)
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CAUTION:
For operating system installation, be sure to plug your USB lash drive into the USB 2.0
Ports (USB01).
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* 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. 10)
Rear Speaker
(No. 8)
Central / Bass
(No. 7)
Line In
(No. 9)
2
4
6
8
V
V
V
V
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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 multi-streaming”, 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 eSATA connector supports SATA3 with cables within 1 meters.
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Fatal1ty Z97M Killer Series
Chapter 2 Installation
his is a Micro 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.
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• Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard
components. 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.
• 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
1. Before you insert the 1150-Pin CPU into the socket, please check if the PnP cap is on the
socket, if the CPU surface is unclean, or if there are any bent pins in the socket. Do not
force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found. Otherwise, the CPU
will be seriously damaged.
2. Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
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B
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Please save and replace the cover if the processor is removed. he cover must be placed if
you wish to return the motherboard for ater service.
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2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and 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.
Dual Channel Memory Coniguration
Priority
1
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 4 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 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width cards.
PCIE3 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE4 (PCIe 2.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x4 lane width graphics cards.
PCIe Slot Conigurations
PCIE1
PCIE3
PCIE4
Single Graphics Card
x16
N/A
N/A
Two Graphics Cards in
CrossFireXTM or SLITM Mode
x8
x8
N/A
For a better thermal environment, please connect a chassis fan to the motherboard’s chassis
fan connector (CHA_FAN1 or CHA_FAN2) 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
(CLRMOS1)
(see p.7, No. 15)
Default
Clear CMOS
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CLRMOS1 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 CLRMOS1 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.7, No. 18)
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
1
GND
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
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.
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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SATAE_1
Serial ATA Express
Connector
(SATAE_1)
(see p.7, No. 14)
Please connect the chassis
power LED to this header
to indicate the system’s
power status.
hese six SATA3
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
he SATA3_4, SATA3_5
are shared with the SATA
Express connector.
he SATA3_1 is shared
with the eSATA1 port on
the I/O panel..
Please connect either
SATA or PCIe storage
devices to this connector.
he SATA Express
connector is shared with
the SATA3_4, SATA3_5
and the M.2_SSD (NGFF)
Socket 3.
*he SATA Express
interface is a combination
of SATAE_1, SATA3_4,
and SATA3_5.
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SATA3_3
SATA3_4
SATA3_5
SATA3_0
PLEDPLED+
PLED+
SATA3_1
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_0)
(see p.7, No. 8)
(SATA3_1)
(see p.7, No. 10)
(SATA3_2)
(see p.7, No. 12)
(SATA3_3)
(see p.7, No. 9)
(SATA3_4)
(see p.7, No. 11)
(SATA3_5)
(see p.7, No. 13)
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SATA3_2
Power LED Header
(3-pin PLED1)
(see p.7, No. 17)
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USB_PWR
PP+
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.7, No. 22)
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.7, No. 23)
USB 3.0 Header
(19-pin USB3_4_5)
(see p.7, No. 7)
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
Vbus
Vbus
IntA_PB_SSRX-
IntA_PA_SSRX-
IntA_PB_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PA_SSRX+
IntA_PB_SSTX-
GND
IntA_PA_SSTX-
IntA_PB_SSTX+
IntA_PA_SSTX+
GND
IntA_PB_D-
GND
IntA_PA_D-
IntA_PB_D+
IntA_PA_D+
Dummy
Besides four 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 on this
motherboard. Each USB
3.0 header can support
two ports.
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Front Panel Audio Header
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
MIC_RET
(see p.7, No. 28)
PRESENCE#
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
GN D
his header is for
connecting audio devices
to the front audio panel.
MIC2_L
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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”.
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Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER1)
(see p.7, No. 20)
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DUMMY SPEAKER
1
+5V
DUMMY
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
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Chassis and Power Fan
Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 19)
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CHA_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
(3-pin CHA_FAN2)
(see p.7, No. 26)
Please connect fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to
the ground pin.
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 27)
CPU Fan Connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 3)
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3
2
1
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
(3-pin CPU_FAN2)
(see p.7, No. 2)
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.
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CPU_FAN_SPEED
ATX 12V Power
Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.7, No. 1)
PCIe Power Connector
(4-pin PCIE_PWR1)
(see p.7, No. 24)
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1
13
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.
8
5
4
1
GND
+12V
DETECT
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.
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ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.7, No. 6)
Please connect a 4 pin molex
power cable to this connector
when more than three graphics
cards are installed.
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hunderbolt AIC
Connector
(5-pin TB1)
(see p.7, No. 16)
Serial Port Header
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.7, No. 25)
Please connect a hunderbolt™
add-in card (AIC) to this
connector via the GPIO cable.
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1
his COM1 header
supports a serial port
module.
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
1
SERIRQ#
GND
GND
LAD0
S_PWRDWN#
LAD2
LAD1
+3V
SMB_CLK_MAIN
SMB_DATA_MAIN
PCIRST#
LAD3
GND
FRAME
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
(see p.7, No. 21)
PCICLK
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
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GND
+3VSB
1
his connector supports
Trusted Platform Module
(TPM) system, which
cansecurely 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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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 / 8.1 / 8.1 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 PCIE1 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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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
Card to the goldingers on each graphics
card. Make sure the ASRock SLI_Bridge
Card is irmly in place.
ASRock SLI_Bridge Card
Step 4
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
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
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You can freely enjoy the beneits of SLITM
or Quad SLITM.
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2.8 CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM Operation Guide
his motherboard supports CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM that allows you to
install up to three identical PCI Express x16 graphics cards. Currently CrossFireXTM
and Quad CrossFireXTM are supported with Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit / 8.1
/ 8.1 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 PCIE1 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE3 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
CrossFire Bridge
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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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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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2.8.2 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
AMD Catalyst Control Center
Double-click the AMD Catalyst Control
Center icon in the Windows® system tray.
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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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 SATA Express connector; you can only choose either the M.2_
SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 or the SATA Express connector to use.
*he M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3 supports SSD drives. Please note that the WiFi or other
non-SSD M.2 modules are not supported.
Installing the M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module
Step 1
Prepare a M.2_SSD (NGFF) module
and the screw.
Step 2
4
3
Depending on the PCB type and
length of your M.2_SSD (NGFF)
module, ind the corresponding nut
location to be used.
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1
C
No.
Nut Location
A
B
1
2
3
4
A
B
C
D
PCB Length
3cm
4.2cm
6cm
8cm
Module Type
Type2230
Type 2242
Type2260
Type 2280
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Step 3
D
C
A
B
Move the standof based on the
module type and length.
he standof is placed at the nut
location D by default. Skip Step 3 and
4 and go straight to Step 5 if you are
going to use the default nut.
Otherwise, release the standof by
hand.
Step 4
D
C
A
B
Peel of the yellow protective ilm on
the nut to be used. Hand tighten the
standof into the desired nut location
on the motherboard.
Step 5
Align and gently insert the 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.
D
C
B
A
Step 6
D
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NUT2
NUT1
Tighten the screw with a screwdriver
to secure the module into place.
Please do not overtighten the screw as
this might damage the module.
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M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Support List
PCIe Interface
SATA Interface
Plextor PX-G512M6e
ADATA AXNS381E-128GM-B
Plextor PX-G256M6e
ADATA AXNS381E-256GM-B
SanDisk SD6PP4M-128G
Crucial CT120M500SSD4/120G
SanDisk SD6PP4M-256G
Crucial CT240M500SSD4/240G
Samsung XP941-512G (MZHPU512HCGL)
Intel SSDSCKGW080A401/80G
Kingston RBU-SM2280S3/120G
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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.
To improve Windows 7 compatibility, please download and install the following hot ix
provided by Microsot.
“KB2720599”: http://support.microsot.com/kb/2720599/en-us
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3.2 F-Stream
F-Stream is ASRock’s multi purpose sotware suite with a new interface, more new
features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, Dehumidiier, Good Night
LED, FAN-Tastic Tuning, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more.
3.2.1 Installing F-Stream
When you install the all-in-one driver to your system from ASRock’s support CD,
F-Stream will be auto-installed as well. Ater the installation, you will ind the icon
“F-Stream“ on your desktop. Double-click the “F-Stream“ icon, F-Stream main
menu will pop up.
3.2.2 Using F-Stream
here are six sections in F-Stream main menu: Operation Mode, Tools, OC
Tweaker, System Info, Live Update, Tech Service and Settings.
Operation Mode
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Choose an operation mode for your computer.
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Tools
Various tools and utilities.
XFast RAM
Boost the system’s performance and extend the HDD’s or SDD’s lifespan! Create a
hidden partition, then assign which iles should be stored in the RAM drive.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. Please note that Ultra Fast mode
is only supported by Windows 8.1/8 and the VBIOS must support UEFI GOP if you
are using an external graphics card.
OMG
Schedule the starting and ending hours of Internet access granted to other users.
Place X marks on the time table to disable the Internet.
Good Night LED
Switch of the Power/HDD LEDs when the system is on, and automatically switch
of the Power and Keyboard LEDs when the system enters into Standby/Hibernation
mode.
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FAN-Tastic Tuning
Conigure up to ive diferent fan speeds using the graph. he fans will automatically
shit to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
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Dehumidiier
Prevent motherboard damages due to dampness. Enable this function and
conigure the period of time until the computer powers on, and the duration of the
dehumidifying process.
Key Master
Enhance your mouse and keyboard with customizable macros, sniper modes, scroll
speed, key repeat rates and repeat delay.
Fata1ty Mouse Port
You are installing the mouse into Fata1ty Mouse Port. Ater applying your mouse
polling rate, move your mouse to feel it!
USB Key
Plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically.
OC DNA
OC DNA is an unique sotware which helps to save your OC settings as a proile.
hen you can send this OC setting proile to the friends.
Disk Health Report
Disk Health Report is a hard disk health monitoring utility that displays detailed
HDD information, such as hard disk model, serial number, irmware, power on
count, power on hours, S.M.A.R.T. values, current temperature, etc. HDD, SSD
and optical disk drives are all supported. he health status block displays Good
(in green color), Caution (in yellow color) or Bad (in red color). Click on the health
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status icon to conigure settings for an alert to be triggered.
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OC Tweaker
Conigurations for overclocking the system.
System Info
View information about the system.
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System Browser
System Browser shows the overview of your current PC and the devices connected.
Hardware Monitor
Shows the major readings of your system.
Live Update
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Check for newer versions of BIOS or drivers.
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Tech Service
Contact Tech Service if you have problems with your computer. Please leave your
contact information along with details of the problem.
Settings
Conigure ASRock F-Stream. Click to select "Auto run at Windows Startup" if you
want F-Stream to be launched when you start up the Windows operating system.
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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 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology enables your system to wake up faster from deep
sleep, saving time and power consumption. Feel secure to know that your system
will resume to working condition even if an unexpected power loss happens while
the PC is in sleep mode.
3.4.1 System Requirements
•
Conirm whether your motherboard supports this feature.
•
Operating system: Microsot Windows 8.1/8/7 (32- or 64-bit edition)
•
Set the SATA mode to AHCI. If Windows 8.1/8/7 is already installed under
IDE mode, directly changing the SATA mode to AHCI may cause Windows
8.1/8/7 to crash while booting. If your system is not in AHCI mode, please
follow the instructions below.
here are certain risks. Please backup any important data before operating to avoid loss.
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1.
Press Win + R simultaneously in Windows 8.1/8/7, type "Regedit" into the
word box then click OK.
2.
Enter into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\
msahci in Windows Registry Editor. Double click on the value Start and
change the value from 3 into 0. Click on OK.
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3.
Exit the Registry Editor window and restart the computer.
4.
Press F2 to enter BIOS, then go to Advanced ‐> Storage Coniguration and
change SATA Mode to AHCI. Press F10 to save changes and exit.
5.
Enter Windows 8.1/8/7. Windows will discover the new device and install
AHCI drivers automatically.
3.4.2 Setup Guide
Coniguring Rapid Start
Step 1
Run ASRock Rapid Start utility from Start -> All Programs -> ASRock Utility.
Step 2
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If you have more than one hard drives in your system, you must select one, then
choose the Partition Size desired for your hidden partition and click on Create. he
system will automatically create a hidden partition according to your settings. If
there are SSD’s installed into your system, it is recommended to create the partition
on the SSD.
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Step 3
When prompted to restart ater the setup, click Yes to reboot.
Step 4
Double-click the Intel® Rapid Start Technology Manager icon
system tray.
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in the Windows
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Step 5
Make sure Rapid Start is on. Drag the slider to conigure the time. For example, if
the timer value is set to ten minutes, the system will enable Rapid Start mode ater
entering sleep state for ten minutes. If the timer is set to 0 minutes, Windows will
immediately enable Rapid Start mode as it enters sleep state.
1.
You may shut down the computer without terminating the applications or iles
you are executing currently. Click on Windows Start ‐> the arrow next to Shut
down, and click on Sleep.
2.
Windows system will enter sleep state.
3.
According to your settings in Rapid Start Technology Manager, the system
will automatically wake up and enable Rapid Start mode ater entering sleep
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state for a period of time. he power of the computer in Rapid Start mode can
be cut of, it will not cause data loss of the programs or iles you were executing
before entering sleep state.
4.
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When you wish to continue to use the computer just hit the power button, the
system will rapidly return to Windows, the programs and iles which you were
using before entering sleep state will be accessible immediately.
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3.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology is a feature that periodically wakes your computer
from Windows® sleep state to refresh email or social networking applications. It
saves your waiting time and keeps the content always up-to-date.
3.5.1 System Requirements
•
Conirm whether your motherboard supports this feature.
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Operating system: Microsot Windows 8.18/7 (32- or 64-bit edition)
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Set the SATA mode to AHCI. If Windows 8.1/8/7 is already installed under
IDE mode, directly changing the SATA mode to AHCI may cause Windows
8.1/8/7 to crash while booting. If your system is not in AHCI mode, please
follow the instructions below.
1.
Press Win + R simultaneously in Windows 8.1/8/7, type "Regedit" into the
word box then click OK.
2.
Enter into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\
msahci in Windows Registry Editor. Double click on the value Start and
change the value from 3 into 0. Click on OK.
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3.5.2 Setup Guide
Installing ASRock Smart Connect Utility
Step 1
Install ASRock Smart Connect Utility, which is located in the folder at the following
path of the Support CD: \ ASRock Utility > Smart Connect.
Step 2
Once installed, run ASRock Smart Connect from your desktop or go to Windows
Start -> All Programs -> ASRock Utility.
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Step 3
Click the Add button. Take Foxmail as an example, add Foxmail to the Application
list.
Step 4
Select Foxmail from the Application List, then click the arrow pointing right to add
this application to the Smart Connect List.
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Step 5
Click Apply to enable Smart Connect.
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Step 6
Double-click the Intel® Smart Connect Technology Manager icon
in the
Windows system tray.
Step 7
Drag the slider to conigure how oten the system will connect to the network to
download updates. Shorter durations will provide more frequent updates, but may
cause more power consumption.
Using Smart Connect
Keep the applications which you wish to connect to the internet and receive
updates while the system is in sleep state running. Foxmail for instance, keep
Foxmail running.
2.
Click on Windows Start -> the arrow next to Shut down, and click on Sleep.
3.
Windows system will enter sleep state.
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4.
he system will wake up from sleep state periodically, and then start to update
Foxmail. he screen will not display anything so the computer can maintain
minimum power usage. Aterwards, the system will automatically return to
sleep state again.
5.
Upon waking up the system, you will ind the new mail that were sent to you
during sleep state are already updated and ready to be read in Foxmail.
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3.6 ASRock APP Shop
he ASRock APP Shop is an online store for purchasing and downloading sotware
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
on your desktop to access the ASRock APP Shop utility.
*You need to be connected to the Internet to download apps from the ASRock APP Shop.
3.6.1 UI Overview
Category Panel
Hot News
Information Panel
Category Panel: he category panel contains several category tabs or buttons that
when selected the information panel below displays the relative information.
Information Panel: he information panel in the center displays data about the
currently selected category and allows users to perform job-related tasks.
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Hot News: he hot news section displays the latest news. Click on the image to visit
the website of the selected news and know more.
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3.6.2 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.
he most recommended app appears on the let side of the screen. he 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.
- he red icon displays the price or "Free" if the app is free of charge.
- he green "Installed" icon means the app is installed on your computer.
Step 2
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Click on the app icon to see more details about the selected app.
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Step 3
to start downloading.
If you want to install the app, click on the red icon
Step 4
When installation completes, you can ind the green "Installed" icon appears on the
upper right corner.
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To uninstall it, simply click on the trash can icon
*he trash icon may not appear for certain apps.
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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 ind 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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3.6.3 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
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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3.6.4 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 APP Shop on Windows
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3.7 Start8
For those Windows 8.1/8 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.
3.7.1 Installing Start8
Install Start8, which is located in the folder at the following path of the Support CD:
\ ASRock Utility > Start8.
3.7.2 Coniguring Start8
Style
Select between the Windows 7 style and Windows 8.1/8 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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3.8 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!
3.8.1 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.
3.8.2 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.
My Favorite
Display your collection of BIOS items. Press F5 to add/remove your favorite items.
Active Page on Entry
Select the default page when entering the UEFI setup utility.
Full HD UEFI
When [Auto] is selected, the resolution will be set to 1920 x 1080 if the monitor
supports Full HD resolution. If the monitor does not support Full HD resolution,
then the resolution will be set to 1024 x 768. When [Disable] is selected, the
resolution will be set to 1024 x 768 directly.
UEFI Guide
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UEFI Guide is a quick tutorial for ASRock's UEFI setup Utility. You may abort the
tutorial by pressing "ESC".
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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.
User OC Proile
In this option, you are allowed to load and save ten user defaults according to your own
requirements.
Advanced Turbo
You can use this option to increase your system performance. his option appears only
when your CPU supports this function. his option appears only when you adopt K-Series
CPU.
Load Optimized CPU OC Setting
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You can use this option to load optimized CPU overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and motherboard. It should be done at your
own risk and expense. his option appears only when you adopt K-Series CPU.
Load Optimized GPU OC Setting
You can use this option to load optimized GPU overclocking setting. Please note that
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overclocking may cause damage to your GPU and motherboard. It should be done at your
own risk and expense. his option appears only when you adopt K-Series CPU.
CPU Coniguration
Multi Core Enhancement
Improve the system's performance by forcing the CPU to perform the highest
frequency on all CPU cores simultaneously. Disable to reduce power consumption.
CPU Ratio
he CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK.
Increasing the CPU Ratio will increase the internal CPU clock speed without
afecting the clock speed of other components.
CPU Non-Turbo Ratio
Use this item to conigure the Non-Turbo Ratio for CPU.
CPU Cache Ratio
he CPU Internal Bus Speed Ratio. he maximum should be the same as the CPU
Ratio.
BCLK Frequency
he CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK.
Increasing the BCLK will increase the internal CPU clock speed but also afect the
clock speed of other components.
BCLK/PCIE Ratio
Conigure BCLK Ratio to prevent the PC from crashing when the internal CPUclock
speed and clock speed of other components are too high.
Spread Spectrum
Enable Spread Spectrum to reduce electromagnetic interference for passing EMI
tests. Disable to achieve higher clock speeds when overclocking.
CPU OC Fixed Mode
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CPU OC ix mode allows you to keep the max CPU ratio as your setting without
throttling. Please note that overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and
motherboard. It should be done at your own risk and expense.
Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel SpeedStep technology allows processors to switch between multiple frequen-
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cies and voltage points for better power saving and heat dissipation.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology enables the processor to run above its base operating
frequency when the operating system requests the highest performance state.
Filter PLL Frequency
CPU BCLK Filter Frequency. Choose 1.6 for better overclocking capabilities.
Internal PLL Overvoltage
Enable for better stability when overclocking.
PCIE PLL Selection
Use this item to select SB PLL when overclocking.
Long Duration Power Limit
Conigure Package Power Limit 1 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered ater a period of time. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
Long Duration Maintained
Conigure the period of time until the CPU ratio is lowered when the Long
Duration Power Limit is exceeded.
Short Duration Power Limit
Conigure Package Power Limit 2 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered immediately. A lower limit can protect the CPU and save
power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
Primary Plane Current Limit
Conigure the current limit of the CPU under Turbo Mode in ampere. A lower
limit can protect the CPU and save power, while a higher limit may improve
performance.
GT Frequency
Conigure the frequency of the integrated GPU.
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GT Voltage Mode
Auto: For optimized settings.
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Adaptive: Add voltage to the integrated GPU when the system is under heavy load.
Override: he voltage is ixed.
GT Adaptive Voltage
Conigure the ixed voltage added to the integrated GPU.
GT Voltage Ofset
Conigure the voltage added to the integrated GPU when the system is under heavy load.
DRAM Timing Coniguration
Load XMP Setting
Load XMP settings to overclock the DDR3 memory and perform beyond standard
speciications.
DRAM Reference Clock
Select Auto for optimized settings.
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted
and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
DRAM Performance Mode
Choose high performance mode can increase memory performance, but you might lose
stability.
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DRAM Tweaker
Fine tune the DRAM settings by leaving marks in checkboxes. Click OK to conirm and
apply your new settings.
CAS# Latency (tCL)
he time between sending a column address to the memory and the beginning of the data
in response.
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
he number of clock cycles required between the opening of a row of memory and
accessing columns within it.
Row Precharge Time (tRP)
he number of clock cycles required between the issuing of the precharge command
and opening the next row.
RAS# Active Time (tRAS)
he number of clock cycles required between a bank active command and issuing the
precharge command.
Command Rate (CR)
he delay between when a memory chip is selected and when the irst active command can
be issued.
Write Recovery Time (tWR)
he amount of delay that must elapse ater the completion of a valid write operation,
before an active bank can be precharged.
Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC)
he number of clocks from a Refresh command until the irst Activate command to
the same rank.
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RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD)
he number of clocks between two rows activated in diferent banks of the same
rank.
Write to Read Delay (tWTR)
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he number of clocks between the last valid write operation and the next read
command to the same internal bank.
Read to Precharge (tRTP)
he number of clocks that are inserted between a read command to a row precharge command to the same rank.
Four Activate Window (tFAW)
he time window in which four activates are allowed the same rank.
CAS Write Latency (tCWL)
Conigure CAS Write Latency.
tREFI
Conigure refresh cycles at an average periodic interval.
tCKE
Conigure the period of time the DDR3 initiates a minimum of one refresh
command internally once it enters Self-Refresh mode.
tRDRD
Conigure between module read to read delay.
tRDRDDR
Conigure between module read to read delay from diferent ranks.
tRDRDDD
Use this to change DRAM tRWSR Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
tWRRD
Conigure between module write to read delay.
tWRRDDR
Conigure between module write to read delay from diferent ranks.
tWRRDDD
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Use this to change DRAM tRRSR Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
Conigure between module write to read delay from diferent DIMMs.
tWRWR
Conigure between module write to write delay.
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tWRWRDR
Conigure between module write to write delay from diferent ranks.
tWRWRDD
Conigure between module write to write delay from diferent DIMMs.
tRDWR
Conigure between module read to write delay.
tRDWRDR
Conigure between module read to write delay from diferent ranks.
tRDWRDD
Conigure between module read to write delay from diferent DIMMs.
RTL (CHA)
Conigure round trip latency for channel A.
RTL (CHB)
Conigure round trip latency for channel B.
IO-L (CHA)
Conigure IO latency for channel A.
IO-L (CHB)
Conigure IO latency for channel B.
ODT WR (CHA)
Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel A.
ODT WR (CHB)
Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel B.
ODT NOM (CHA)
Use this to change ODT (CHA) Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
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ODT NOM (CHB)
Use this to change ODT (CHB) Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
Command Tri State
Enable for DRAM power saving.
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MRC Fast Boot
Enable Memory Fast Boot to skip DRAM memory training for booting faster.
DIMM Exit Mode
Select Slow Exit to reduce power consumption, or Fast Exit for better performance.
FIVR Coniguration
FIVR Switch Frequency Signature
Select whether to boost or lower the FIVR Switch Frequency.
FIVR Switch Frequency Ofset
Conigure the percentage of frequency boost or deduction.
CPU Integrated VR Faults
Disable FIVR Faults to raise the threshold to trigger CPU over current protection
and over voltage protection for better overclocking capabilities.
CPU Integrated VR Eiciency Mode
Enable FIVR Eiciency Management for power saving. Disable for better
performance and overclocking capabilities.
Voltage Coniguration
Power Saving Mode
Enable Power Saving Mode to reduce power consumption.
CPU Vcore Voltage Mode
Coniure the amount of voltage fed to the cores of the processor. Increase the
voltage when increasing CPU Core Frequency.
Vcore Adaptive Voltage
Conigure the voltage added to the CPU when the system is under heavy load.
Vcore Voltage Additional Ofset
Conigure the dynamic Vcore voltage added to the Vcore.
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CPU Cache Voltage Mode
Conigure the amount of voltage fed to the UNCores of the processor including its
cache. Increase the voltage when increasing CPU Cache Frequency.
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CPU Cache Adaptive Voltage
Conigure the voltage added to the CPU Cache when the system is under heavy
load.
CPU Cache Voltage Ofset
Conigure the voltage for the CPU Cache. Setting the voltage higher may increase
system stability when overclocking.
System Agent Voltage Ofset
Conigure the voltage for the System Agent. Setting the voltage higher may increase system
stability when overclocking.
CPU Analog IO Voltage Ofset
CPU I/O Analog Voltage.
CPU Digital IO Voltage Ofset
CPU I/O Digital Voltage.
CPU Input Voltage
Conigure the voltage for the CPU.
CPU Load-Line Calibration
CPU Load-Line Calibration helps prevent CPU voltage droop when the system is
under heavy load.
DRAM Voltage
Use this to conigure DRAM Voltage. he default value is [Auto].
PCH 1.05V Voltage
Chipset 1.05V Voltage. Use default settings for best performance.
PCH 1.5V Voltage
I/O 1.5V Voltage. Use default settings for best performance.
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4.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the conigurations for the following items: CPU Coniguration, Chipset Coniguration, Storage Coniguration, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology, Intel® hunderbolt, 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
Intel Hyper Threading Technology
Intel Hyper hreading Technology allows multiple threads to run on each core, so
that the overall performance on threaded sotware is improved.
Active Processor Cores
Select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.
CPU C States Support
Enable CPU C States Support for power saving. It is recommended to keep C3, C6
and C7 all enabled for better power saving.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Enable Enhanced Halt State (C1E) for lower power consumption.
CPU C3 State Support
Enable C3 sleep state for lower power consumption.
CPU C6 State Support
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Enable C6 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
CPU C7 State Support
Enable C7 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
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Package C State Support
Enable CPU, PCIe, Memory, Graphics C State Support for power saving.
CPU Thermal Throttling
Enable CPU internal thermal control mechanisms to keep the CPU from overheating.
No-Execute Memory Protection
Processors with No-Execution Memory Protection Technology may prevent certain
classes of malicious bufer overlow attacks.
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology allows a platform to run multiple operating systems
and applications in independent partitions, so that one computer system can
function as multiple virtual systems.
Hardware Prefetcher
Automatically prefetch data and code for the processor. Enable for better
performance.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
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Automatically prefetch the subsequent cache line while retrieving the currently
requested cache line. Enable for better performance.
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4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration
Primary Graphics Adapter
Select a primary VGA.
PCIE1 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE1.
PCIE3 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE3.
PCIE4 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE4.
SB DMI Link ASPM Control
he control of Active State Power Management on both MB side and SB side of the
DMI Link.
Share Memory
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Conigure the size of memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor
when the system boots up.
IGPU Multi-Monitor
Select disable to disable the integrated graphics when an external graphics card is
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installed. Select enable to keep the integrated graphics enabled at all times.
Render Standby
Power down the render unit when the GPU is idle for lower power consumption.
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 HDMI HD Audio
Enable audio for the onboard digital outputs.
Onboard LAN
Enable or disable the onboard network interface controller.
Deep Sleep
Conigure deep sleep mode for power saving when the computer is shut down.
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.
Good Night LED
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.
DMI Gen 2
Conigure the speed of the bus between the CPU and PCH.
DMI De-emphasis Control
Reduce the level of all bits except the irst one ater a transition for the bus between
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the CPU and PCH. Users may select -6dB for better overclocking results.
PCIE1 De-emphasis Control
Reduce the level of all bits except the irst one ater a transition for the irst PCIEx16
slot. Users may select -6dB for better overclocking results.
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PCIE3 De-emphasis Control
Reduce the level of all bits except the irst one ater a transition for the third
PCIEx16 slot. Users may select -6dB for better overclocking results.
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4.4.3 Storage Coniguration
SATA Controller(s)
Enable/disable the SATA controllers.
SATA Mode Selection
IDE: For better compatibility.
AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
RAID: Combine multiple disk drives into a logical unit.
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports NCQ and other new features that will
improve SATA disk performance but IDE mode does not have these advantages.
SATA Aggressive Link Power Management
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SATA 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.
Dynamic Storage Accelerator
Keep this option enabled for higher HDD and SDD I/O performance, lower latency
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and increased system responsiveness.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
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.
M2/SATA3_4, SATA3_5 Switch
Auto: M2/SATA3_4, SATA3_5 auto switch
Force_SATA: Switch to SATA3_4, SATA3_5
Force_M2: Switch to M2
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4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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Intel® Rapid Start Technology is a new zero power hibernation mode which allows
users to resume in just 5-6 seconds.
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4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology automatically updates your email and social
networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. while the computer is in sleep mode.
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4.4.6 Intel® Thunderbolt
Intel® Thunderbolt Technology
Enable or disable the Intel® hunderbolt™ function.
Security Level
Select Legacy to skip the Windows certiication checking process for hunderbolt™
devices. Select Unique ID for checking the Windows certiication, and show
warning messages if the devices aren't certiied. Or select DP++ to support DP 1.2.
Ignore Thunderbolt™ Option Rom
Enable to skip hunderbolt™ Option ROM during POST for faster boot speed.
TBT Device IO resource Support
Enable IO Resource Support if your older hunderbolt devices have trouble working
properly.
Thunderbolt™ PCIe Cache-line Size
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Conigure the cache-line size of the hunderbolt PCIe subtree.
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4.4.7 Super IO Coniguration
PS2 Y-Cable
Enable the PS2 Y-Cable or set this option to Auto.
Serial Port
Enable or disable the Serial port.
Serial Port Address
Select the address of the Serial port.
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4.4.8 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.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PS/2 Keyboard.
PCIE Devices Power On
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Allow the system to be waked up by a PCIE device and enable wake on LAN.
Ring-In Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by onboard COM port modem Ring-In signals.
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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 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.
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4.4.9 USB Coniguration
USB Controller
Enable or disable all the USB ports.
Intel USB 3.0 Mode
Select Intel® USB 3.0 controller mode. Set [Smart Auto] to keep the USB 3.0 driver
enabled ater rebooting (USB 3.0 is enabled in BIOS). Set [Auto] to automatically
enable the USB 3.0 driver ater entering the OS (USB 3.0 is disabled in BIOS). Set
[Enabled] to keep the USB 3.0 driver enabled (Must install driver to use USB devices
under Windows® 7). Set [Disabled] to disable 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. 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.
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USB Compatibility Patch
If your USB devices (i.e. USB mouse or storage) encounter compatibility
problems,please enable this option to ix it. Please note that ater enabling this option, it is normal that the system will postpone booting up ater pressing the power
button.
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4.4.10 Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
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Enable or disable BIOS support for security device.
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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
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.
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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
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to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other
required drivers automatically.
Instant Flash
Save UEFI iles in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your
UEFI.
Internet Flash - DHCP (Auto IP), Auto
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.
Dehumidiier Function
If Dehumidiier Function is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to
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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
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
Select a fan mode for CPU Fans 1&2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU
temperatures and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 2 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Over Temperature Protection
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When Over Temperature Protection is enabled, the system automatically shuts
down when the motherboard is overheated.
Case Open Feature
his allows you to enable or disable case open detection feature.
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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 8.1/8
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
Select whether Num Lock should be turned on or of when the system boots up.
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Boot Beep
Select whether the Boot Beep should be turned on or of when the system boots up. Please
note that a buzzer is needed.
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Full Screen Logo
Enable to display the boot logo or disable to show normal POST messages.
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
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Conigure the number of attempts to boot until the system automatically restores
the default settings.
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CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
CSM
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless
you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8.1/8 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.
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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Use this item to enable or disable support for 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.
Launch EFI Shell from ilesystem device
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Copy shellx64.ei to the root directory to launch EFI Shell.
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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 11-11
6546 AR Nijmegen
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
Fax: +1-909-590-1026
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