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Asrock ALiveNF7G-HDready
ALiveNF7G-HDready
User Manual
Version 1.1
Published July 2007
Copyright©2007 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY
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substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations
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Contents
1 . Introduction ............................................................ 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
Package Contents .....................................................................
Specifications ...........................................................................
Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows® VistaTM
Premium 2007 and Basic Logo .................................................
Minimum Hardware Requirement for 720p Blu-ray (BD) /
HD-DVD Playback Support ........................................................
720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD Films Which Pass Our Lab Test .
Motherboard Layout .................................................................
ASRock DVI_1394 I/O ...............................................................
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2 . Installation .............................................................. 14
Pre-installation Precautions ............................................................... 14
2.1 CPU Installation ......................................................................... 15
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink ....................................... 15
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) .................................... 16
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) .................................. 18
2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features .......................... 19
2.6 HDMI Audio Function Operation Guide ..................................... 22
2.7 Jumpers Setup .......................................................................... 23
2.8 Onboard Headers and Connectors .......................................... 24
2.9 HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide .................................... 29
2.10 SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide .................................................. 30
2.11 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation ................................................................................. 31
2.12 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs .... 31
2.13 SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide ..... 32
2.14 Driver Installation Guide ............................................................ 34
2.15 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID Functions ..................................... 34
2.15.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 34
2.15.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 36
2.16 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit With RAID Functions ........................................... 36
2.16.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 37
2.16.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 37
2.17 Untied Overclocking Technology .............................................. 38
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3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY ................................................... 39
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Introduction ...............................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ...............................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys .............................................................
Main Screen ..............................................................................
Advanced Screen ....................................................................
3.3.1 CPU Configuration ..........................................................
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration .....................................................
3.3.3 ACPI Configuration .........................................................
3.3.4 IDE Configuration ............................................................
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration ......................................................
3.3.6 Floppy Configuration ......................................................
3.3.7 Super IO Configuration ...................................................
3.3.8 USB Configuration ..........................................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen .............................
Boot Screen ..............................................................................
3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration ...........................................
Security Screen ........................................................................
Exit Screen ...............................................................................
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4 . Software Support ................................................... 56
4.1
4.2
Install Operating System ...........................................................
Support CD Information .............................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD .......................................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ..................................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ...................................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information ........................................................
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock ALiveNF7G-HDready motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-bystep guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website
1.1
http://www.asrock.com
Package Contents
1 x ASRock ALiveNF7G-HDready Motherboard
(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm)
1 x ASRock ALiveNF7G-HDready Quick Installation Guide
2 x ASRock ALiveNF7G-HDready Support CD
1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)
1 x 3.5-in Floppy Drive Ribbon Cable
1 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)
1 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)
1 x HDMI_SPDIF Cable (Optional)
1 x ASRock DVI_1394 I/O Shield
1 x COM Port Bracket
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Hybrid Booster
Expansion Slot
Graphics
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm
- Socket AM2 for AMD AthlonTM 64FX / 64X2 / X2 / 64 and
Sempron processors
- AMD LIVE!TM Ready
- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology
- FSB 1000 MHz (2.0 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports Hyper-Transport Technology
- NVIDIA® GeForce 7050 / nForce 630A MCP
- Dual Channel DDRII Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- 4 x DDRII DIMM slots
- Support DDRII800/667/533
- Max. capacity: 8GB (see CAUTION 3)
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 4)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 5)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost
memory performance up to 12.5% (see CAUTION 6)
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce7 Series (NV44)
- DX9.0 VGA, Pixel Shader 3.0
- Max. shared memory 256MB
- Dual VGA Output: support DVI-D and D-Sub ports by
independent display controllers
- Supports HDCP function with DVI-D port
- Supports 720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
(see CAUTION 7)
- NVIDIA® PureVideoTM Ready
- 7.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio
(ALC888 Audio Codec)
- Chipset embedded HDMI Audio
- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Giga PHY Realtek RTL8211B
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
ASRock DVI_1394 I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port
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Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port (see CAUTION 8)
- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x IEEE 1394 Port
- 1 x RJ-45 Port
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/
Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 9)
- 4 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, JBOD), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug”
functions (see CAUTION 10)
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x Game header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- 1 x IEEE 1394 header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 20 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 4 x USB 2.0 headers (support 8 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 11)
- 4Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)
- CPU Internal Temperature Sensing
- CPU Ambient Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/XP Media Center/XP 64-bit/
VistaTM/VistaTM 64-bit compliant (see CAUTION 12)
- FCC, CE, Microsoft® WHQL Certificated
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WARNING
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting
the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using the thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability, or even
cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at
your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
CAUTION!
1.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Un-
2.
tied Overclocking Technology” on page 38 for details.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before you
implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the
installation guide of memory modules on page 16 for proper installation.
3.
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be
less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® XP
and Windows® VistaTM. For Windows® XP 64-bit and Windows® VistaTM 64bit with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
4.
5.
Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended to
perform over-clocking. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus
frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the CPU.
While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown.
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the motherboard
functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it back again. To
improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal grease between the
CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system.
6.
This motherboard supports ASRock AM2 Boost overclocking technology. If
you enable this function in the BIOS setup, the memory performance will
improve up to 12.5%, but the effect still depends on the AM2 CPU you adopt.
Enabling this function will overclock the chipset/CPU reference clock. However,
we can not guarantee the system stability for all CPU/DRAM configurations.
If your system is unstable after AM2 Boost function is enabled, it may not be
applicative to your system. You may choose to disable this function for
keeping the stability of your system.
7.
720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback support on this motherboard requires
the proper hardware configuration. Please refer to page10 and 11 for the
minimum hardware requirement and the passed 720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD
films in our lab test.
8.
This DVI-D port for the chipset adopted on this motherboard can support
DVI/HDCP and HDMI format signal. You may use the DVI to HDMI adapter to
convert this DVI-D port to HDMI interface. DVI to HDMI adapter is not bundled
with our product, please refer to the adapter vendor for further information.
9.
For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono modes.
For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-channel, 6-channel,
and 8-channel modes. Please check the table on page 13 for proper connection.
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10. Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 30 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
directly.
11. Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit / VistaTM / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2 / 2000 SP4.
12. Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit driver keeps on updating now. As
long as we have the latest driver, we will update it to our website in the future.
Please visit our website for Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit driver
and related information.
ASRock website
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http://www.asrock.com
Minimum Hardware R
equirement TTable
able for W
indows ®
Requirement
Windows
Vista TM Premium 2007 and Basic Logo
For system integrators and users who purchase this motherboard and
plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium 2007 and Basic logo, please follow
below table for minimum hardware requirements.
CPU
Sempron 2800+
Memory
512MB x 2 Dual Channel (Premium)
512MB Single Channel (Basic)
VGA
256MB x 2 Dual Channel (Basic)
DX9.0 with WDDM Driver
DVI with HDCP
* If you use onboard VGA with total system memory size 512MB and plan to
submit Windows® VistaTM Basic logo, please adjust the shared memory size of onboard
VGA to 64MB. If you use onboard VGA with total system memory size above 512MB
and plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium or Basic logo, please adjust the shared
memory size of onboard VGA to 128MB or above.
* If you plan to use external graphics card on this motherboard, please refer to Premium
Discrete requirement at http://www.asrock.com
* If the onboard VGA supports DVI, it must also support HDCP function to qualify for
Windows® VistaTM Premium 2007 logo.
* After June 1, 2007, all Windows® VistaTM systems are required to meet above
minimum hardware requirements in order to qualify for Windows® VistaTM Premium
2007 logo.
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1.4
Minimum Hardware Requirement for 720p Blu-ray (BD)
/ HD-DVD Playback Support
720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback support on this motherboard
requires the proper hardware configuration. Please refer to below table
for the minimum hardware requirement.
CPU
AMD Athlon 64X2 5200+
VGA
Memory
Onboard VGA with DVI-D port
Dual Channel DDRII800, 1GB x 2
Suggested OS
Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64
* If you need to use CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra version 7.2 or 7.3, we suggest to disable
Hardware Acceleration function for better playback performance and compatibility.
After executing CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra program, please follow below steps to
disable Hardware Acceleration function.
A. Right-click the main page of CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra program.
B. Click “Configuration”.
C. Select “Video”.
D. Click “Enable hardware acceleration (nVidia PureVideo)” to remove the “V” mark in
this item.
E. Click “OK” to save the change.
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1.5
Passed 720p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD Films in Our Lab
T est
DVD
Film Name
Type
Blu-ray SWORDFISH
DVD
HDDVD
Format
Producer
VC-1
WB
UNDERWORLD EVOLUTION
CASINO ROYALE
MPEG-2
MPEG-4-AVC
SONY
SONY
THE LAST STAND
SPEED
MPEG-4-AVC
MPEG-4-AVC
FOX
FOX
THE LEAGUE OF
MPEG-4-AVC
EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
FOX
KING KONG
THE INTERPRETER
VC-1
MPEG-4-AVC
UNIVERSAL
UNIVERSAL
NEW ORLEANS CONCERT
ONE SIX RIGHT
MPEG-2
MPEG-2
WEA
TERWILLIGER
* MPEG-4-AVC mentioned above refers to the same format of H.264.
* Above passed films are tested under below configuration.
Items
Configurations
CPU
VGA
AMD Athlon 64X2 5200+
Onboard VGA with DVI-D port
Memory
OS
Dual Channel DDRII800, 1GB x 2
Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64
Playback Software
DVD Player
CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra
Pioneer BDR-101A / LG GBW-H10N (BD)
HP HD100 (HD-DVD)
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1.6 Motherboard Layout
5 6 7
3 4
2
1
8
9
24.4cm (9.6-in)
PS2
Mouse
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
FSB800
Dual Core CPU
Dual Channel
10
Bottom:
MIC IN
DVI ATA133
HDCP RAID
EXPRESS
HDMI_SPDIF1
1
4Mb
BIOS
RoHS
CHA_FAN1
SATAII_4 (PORT 3) SATAII_2 (PORT 1)
NVIDIA
GeForce 7050 /
nForce 630A MCP
Chipset
PCI2
CD1
AUDIO
CODEC
CLRCMOS1
1
PCI1
7.1CH HD
31
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CMOS
BATTERY
PCI
SATAII_3 (PORT 2) SATAII_1 (PORT 0)
PCIE2
USB10_11
USB6_7 1
1
USB4_5 1
1
USB8_9
PLED PWRBTN
USB2.0
FLOPPY1
28
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
SATAII
1
HD_AUDIO1
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
SPEAKER1
FRONT_1394
1
27
26 25
24
Serial Port Connector (COM1)
PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
AM2 940-Pin CPU Socket
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
2 x 240-pin DDRII DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel A: DDRII_1, DDRII_2; Yellow)
2 x 240-pin DDRII DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel B: DDRII_3, DDRII_4; Orange)
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
SPI Flash Memory (4Mb)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
Fourth SATAII Connector (SATAII_4 (PORT3))
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
Secondary SATAII Connector (SATAII_2 (PORT1))
Primary SATAII Connector (SATAII_1 (PORT0))
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17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
24.4cm (9.6-in)
Center:
REAR SPK
ATXPWR1
IDE1
PCIE1
LAN
PHY
30
29
DDRII_4 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
Bottom:
CTR BASS
Top:
SIDE SPK
32
ALiveNF7G-HDready
DDRII_2 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
Top:
RJ-45
FSB1GHz
DDRII800
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
33
DDRII_3 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
1
IR1
Top:
IEEE
1394
1
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
FSB800
1
Super
I/O
GAME1
SOCKET AM2
VGA1
PARALLEL PORT
DVI_CON1
34
DDRII_1 (64/72 bit, 240-pin module)
CPU_FAN1
ATX12V1
COM1
PS2
Keyboard
1
PS2_USB_PW1
1
1
PANEL 1
HDLED
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
RESET
23 22 2120 19
USB 2.0 Header (USB10_11, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
Third SATAII Connector (SATAII_3 (PORT2))
NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / nForce 630A MCP
Front Panel IEEE 1394 Header (FRONT_1394)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE2)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
HDMI_SPDIF Header (HDMI_SPDIF1)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 2)
PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE1)
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
Game Port Header (GAME1)
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ASRock DVI_1394 I/O
1
3
2
15
14
13
1
2
3
4
5
6
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
Parallel Port
IEEE 1394 Port
RJ-45 Port
Side Speaker (Gray)
Rear Speaker (Black)
7
Central / Bass (Orange)
8
Line In (Light Blue)
4
5
8
6
9
7
10
11
12
*9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Front Speaker (Lime)
Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
VGA/D-Sub Port
VGA/DVI-D Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
* If you use 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. See
the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
TABLE for Audio Output Connection
Audio Output Channels Front Speaker Rear Speaker
(No. 9)
(No. 6)
Central / Bass
(No. 7)
Side Speaker
(No. 5)
2
4
V
V
-V
---
---
6
8
V
V
V
V
V
V
-V
* To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find “Mixer” tool on your system.
Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and click
“ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA
Primary output” to use Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA
Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio.
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2. Installation
This is a Micro ATX form factor (9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm) motherboard.
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the
power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static
electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or
the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a
safety grounded object before you handle components.
Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard
to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may
damage the motherboard.
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2.1
CPU Installation
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
o
Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle.
Position the CPU directly above the socket such that the CPU corner with
the golden triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
Step 4.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Lever 90° Up
CPU Golden Triangle
Socker Corner Small Triangle
STEP 1:
Lift Up The Socket Lever
STEP 2 / STEP 3:
Match The CPU Golden Triangle
To The Socket Corner Small
Triangle
STEP 4:
Push Down And Lock
The Socket Lever
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
After you install the CPU into this motherboard, it is necessary to install a
larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. You also need to spray
thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat
dissipation. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. Then connect the CPU fan to
the CPU FAN connector (CPU_FAN1, see Page 12, No. 7). For proper
installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan
and the heatsink.
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2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides four 240-pin DDRII (Double Data Rate II) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel configuration,
you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size and chiptype) DDRII DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words, you have to
install identical DDRII DIMM pair in Dual Channel A (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2;
Yellow slots; see p.12 No.8) or identical DDRII DIMM pair in Dual Channel B
(DDRII_3 and DDRII_4; Orange slots; see p.12 No.9), so that Dual Channel Memory
Technology can be activated. This motherboard also allows you to install four
DDRII DIMMs for dual channel configuration, and please install identical DDRII
DIMMs in all four slots. You may refer to the Dual Channel Memory Configuration
Table below.
Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDRII_1
(Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
(1)
(2)
(3)*
DDRII_2
(Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
DDRII_3
DDRII_4
(Orange Slot) (Orange Slot)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
* For the configuration (3), please install identical DDRII DIMMs in all four slots.
1.
If you want to install two memory modules, for optimal compatibility
and reliability, it is recommended to install them in the slots of the
same color. In other words, install them either in the set of yellow
slots (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2), or in the set of orange slots (DDRII_3
and DDRII_4).
2.
3.
If only one memory module or three memory modules are installed
in the DDRII DIMM slots on this motherboard, it is unable to activate
the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
Channel, for example, installing a pair of memory modules in DDRII_1
and DDRII_3, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory
4.
Technology .
It is not allowed to install a DDR memory module into DDRII slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
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Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break
on the slot.
notch
break
notch
break
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the
slot at incorrect orientation.
Step 3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully
snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There are 2 PCI slots and 2 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIE Slots: PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x16 lane
width graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIE x1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane
width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
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2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features
Dual Monitor Feature
This motherboard supports dual monitor feature. With the internal dual VGA output
support (DVI-D and D-Sub), you can easily enjoy the benefits of dual monitor
feature without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard. This
motherboard also provides independent display controllers for DVI-D and D-Sub to
support dual VGA output so that DVI-D and D-sub can drive same or different
display contents. To enable dual monitor feature, please follow the below steps:
1. Connect the DVI-D monitor cable to the VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel of this
motherboard. Connect the D-Sub monitor cable to the VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O
panel of this motherboard.
VGA/DVI-D port
VGA/D-Sub port
2. If you have installed onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system
already, you can freely enjoy the benefits of dual monitor function provided by
VGA/DVI-D and VGA/D-Sub ports with this motherboard after your system
boots. If you haven’t installed onboard VGA driver yet, please install onboard
VGA driver from our support CD to your system and restart your computer.
Then you can start to use dual monitor function provided by VGA/DVI-D and
VGA/D-Sub ports with this motherboard.
When you playback HDCP-protected video from Blu-ray (BD) or
HD-DVD disc, the content will be displayed only in one of the two
monitors instead of both monitors.
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Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal dual VGA
output support (DVI-D and D-Sub) and the external add-on PCI Express VGA card,
you can easily enjoy the benefits of surround display feature. Please refer to the
following steps to set up a surround display environment:
1. Install the NVIDIA® PCI Express VGA card to PCI Express slot. Please refer to
page 18 for proper expansion card installation procedures for details.
2. Connect the DVI-D monitor cable to the VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel of this
motherboard. Connect the D-Sub monitor cable to the VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O
panel of this motherboard.
3. Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Share Memory”
option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB], [64MB], [128MB] or [256MB] to
enable the function of VGA/D-sub. Please make sure that the value you select
is less than the total capability of the system memory. If you do not adjust the
BIOS setup, the default value of “Share Memory”, [Auto], will disable
VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA card is inserted to this
motherboard.
4. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to
your system. If you have installed the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI
Express VGA card driver already, there is no need to install them again.
5. Set up a multi-monitor display. Right click the desktop, choose “Properties”, and
select the “Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multimonitor according to the steps below. (The item names and operation
procedures described in this step are under Windows® XP environment. If you
install other Windows® OS, the item names and operation procedures may be
similar.)
A. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor.
B. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you wish to
be your primary monitor, and then select “Primary”. When you use multiple
monitors with your card, one monitor will always be Primary, and all
additional monitors will be designated as Secondary.
C. Select the display icon identified by the number 2.
D. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”.
E. Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”, if necessary.
F. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the
second monitor. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values.
G. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identified by the number one,
two, three and four.
6. Use Surround Display. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing
the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. The placement
of display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another.
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HDCP Function with DVI-D Port
HDCP function is supported with DVI-D port on this motherboard. To
use HDCP function with this motherboard, you need to adopt the
monitor that supports HDCP function as well. Therefore, you can
enjoy the superior display quantity with high-definition HDCP
encryption contents. Please refer to below instruction for more
details about HDCP function.
What is HDCP?
HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a
specification developed by Intel® for protecting digital entertainment
content that uses the DVI interface. HDCP is a copy protection
scheme to eliminate the possibility of intercepting digital data
midstream between the video source, or transmitter - such as a
computer, DVD player or set-top box - and the digital display, or
receiver - such as a monitor, television or projector. In other words,
HDCP specification is designed to protect the integrity of content as it
is being transmitted.
Products compatible with the HDCP scheme such as DVD players,
satellite and cable HDTV set-top-boxes, as well as few entertainment PCs requires a secure connection to a compliant display. Due
to the increase in manufacturers employing HDCP in their equipment,
it is highly recommended that the HDTV or LCD monitor you purchase
is compatible.
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2.6 HDMI Audio Function Operation Guide
The DVI-D port for the chipset adopted on this motherboard can support DVI/HDCP
and HDMI format signal. You may use the DVI to HDMI adapter to convert the DVI-D
port to HDMI interface. Please follow below steps to enable HDMI audio function
according to the OS you install.
1. DVI to HDMI adapter is not bundled with this motherboard, please
refer to the adapter vendor for further information.
2. If you install the DVI-D monitor instead of the HDMI monitor on this
motherboard and enable HDMI audio function, the film you play may
pause sometimes.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS
Step 1: Set up BIOS.
A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Chipset Configuration.
B. Set the option “OnBoard HDMI HD Audio” to [Auto].
Step 2: Install HDMI audio driver to your system.
Install “Onboard HDMI HD Audio Driver” from ASRock Support CD to your system.
Step 3: Reboot your system.
After you reboot the system, the HDMI audio function is available.
After HDMI audio driver is installed, the OS default will output the audio
signal through HDMI audio. Therefore, the onboard audio jack will not
function.
For Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS
Step 1: Set up BIOS.
A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Chipset Configuration.
B. Set the option “OnBoard HDMI HD Audio” to [Auto].
Step 2: Enter Windows® to set up your system manually.
A. Click “Start” button, select “Settings”, and then click “Control Panel”.
B. Click “Hardware and Sound”, and click “Sound”.
C. Change the default setting “Speaker” to “Digital Output Device (HDMI)”.
D. Click “OK” to finish the setting.
Step 3: Reboot your system.
After you reboot the system, the HDMI audio function is available.
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2.7
Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are
setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap
is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The
illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1
and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is
placed on these 2 pins.
Jumper
PS2_USB_PW1
Setting
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or
+5V
+5VSB
USB wake up events.
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by
power supply.
1_2
2_3
(see p.12, No. 2)
Clear CMOS Jumper
1_2
2_3
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.12, No. 12)
Default
Clear CMOS
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes
system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system
setup parameters. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup,
please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power
supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3
on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. However, please do not clear the CMOS right
after you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when you just finish
updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system first, and then shut it down
before you do the clear-CMOS action.
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2.8 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps
over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the
motherboard!
•
Floppy Connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
FLOPPY1
Pin1
(see p.12 No. 27)
the red-striped side to Pin1
Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the
connector.
Primary IDE connector (Blue)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.12 No. 10)
PIN1
IDE1
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
Serial ATAII Connectors
(SATAII_1 (PORT 0 ): see p.12, No. 16)
(SATAII_2 (PORT 1): see p.12, No. 15)
SATAII_4
(PORT 3)
SATAII_2
(PORT 1)
SATAII_3
(PORT 2)
SATAII_1
(PORT 0)
(SATAII_3 (PORT 2): see p.12, No. 23)
(SATAII_4 (PORT 3): see p.12, No. 13)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
These four Serial ATAII (SATAII)
connectors support SATAII
or SATA hard disk for internal
storage devices. The current
SATAII interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATA /
SATAII hard disk or the SATAII
connector on the motherboard.
(Optional)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
(Optional)
connect to the SATA HDD
power connector
connect to the
power supply
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Please connect the black end of
SATA power cable to the power
connector on each drive. Then
connect the white end of SATA
power cable to the power
connector of the power supply.
USB_PWR
P-11
P+11
GND
DUMMY
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB10_11)
(see p.12 No. 17)
1
GND
P+10
P-10
USB_PWR
Besides four default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there are
four USB 2.0 headers on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
USB_PWR
P-9
P+9
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB8_9)
(see p.12 No. 18)
1
GND
P+8
P-8
USB_PWR
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.12 No. 20)
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.12 No. 21)
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+4
P-4
USB_PWR
Infrared Module Header
IRTX
+5VSB
DUMMY
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.12 No. 33)
1
This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD1
(CD1: see p.12 No. 30)
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.12, No. 28)
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
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This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
This is an interface for the front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the
chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the
instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio
header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select
Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from
[Auto] to [Enabled].
F. Enter Windows system. Click the icon on the lower right hand
taskbar to enter Realtek HD Audio Manager.
For Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Click “Audio I/O”, select “Connector Settings”
, choose
“Disable front panel jack detection”, and save the change by
clicking “OK”.
For Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Click the right-top “Folder” icon
, choose “Disable front
panel jack detection”, and save the change by clicking “OK”.
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.12 No. 19)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
1
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
(see p.12 No. 22)
Chassis Fan Connector
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 14)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
GND
(see p.12 No. 7)
1 2 3 4
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Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
Please connect a chassis fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin
CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.
If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this
motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
ATX Power Connector
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(20-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.12 No. 3)
ATX 12V Power Connector
Please note that it is necessary
to connect a power supply with
ATX 12V plug to this connector.
Failing to do so will cause power
up failure.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.12 No. 4)
+5V
JBB1
JBX
MIDI_OUT
JBY
JBB2
MIDI_IN
Game Port Header
(15-pin GAME1)
(see p.12 No. 34)
Connect a Game cable to this
header if the Game port bracket
is installed.
1
+5V
JAB2
JAY
GND
GND
JAX
JAB1
+5V
Serial port Header
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
(9-pin COM1)
This COM1 header
supports a serial port module.
(see p.12 No.1)
1
IEEE 1394 Header
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
RXTPAM_0
GND
RXTPBM_0
+12V
GND
(9-pin FRONT_1394)
(see p.12 No. 25)
1
+12V
RXTPBP_0
GND
RXTPAP_0
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Besides one default IEEE 1394
port on the I/O panel, there is one
IEEE 1394 header
(FRONT_1394) on this
motherboard. This IEEE 1394
header can support one IEEE
1394 port.
HDMI_SPDIF Header
HDMI_SPDIF header, providing
SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA
card, allows the system to
connect HDMI Digital TV/
projector/LCD devices. Please
connect the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card to
this header.
(3-pin HDMI_SPDIF1)
1
(see p.12 No. 29)
+5V
GND
SPDIFOUT
HDMI_SPDIF Cable
(Optional)
Please connect the black end (A)
of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header on the
motherboard. Then connect the
white end (B or C) of
HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF connector of HDMI
VGA card.
C
B
A
A. black end
B. white end (2-pin)
+5V
SPDIFOUT
GND
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
blue
black
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C. white end (3-pin)
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
2.9 HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide
HDMI (High-Definition Multi-media Interface) is an all-digital audio/video specification,
which provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source,
such as a set-top box, DVD player, A/V receiver and a compatible digital audio or
video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). A complete HDMI system requires a
HDMI VGA card and a HDMI ready motherboard with a HDMI_SPDIF header. This
motherboard is equipped with a HDMI_SPDIF header, which provides SPDIF audio
output to HDMI VGA card, allows the system to connect HDMI Digital TV/projector/
LCD devices. To use HDMI function on this motherboard, please carefully follow the
below steps.
•Step 1. Install the HDMI VGA card to the PCI Express Graphics slot on this
Step 2.
motherboard. For the proper installation of HDMI VGA card, please refer
to the installation guide on page 18.
Connect the black end (A) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header (HDMI_SPDIF1, yellow, see page 12,
No. 29) on the motherboard.
Make sure to correctly connect the HDMI_SPDIF cable to the motherboard and the
HDMI VGA card according to the same pin definition. For the pin definition of
HDMI_SPDIF header and HDMI_SPDIF cable connectors, please refer to page 28. For
the pin definition of HDMI_SPDIF connectors on HDMI VGA card, please refer to the
user manual of HDMI VGA card vendor. Incorrect connection may cause permanent
damage to this motherboard and the HDMI VGA card.
Step 3.
Connect the white end (B or C) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card. (There are two white ends (2-pin and 3-pin)
on HDMI_SPDIF cable. Please choose the appropriate white end according
to the HDMI_SPDIF connector of the HDMI VGA card you install.
white end
white end
(2-pin) (B)
(3-pin) (C)
Please do not connect the white end of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the wrong connector
of HDMI VGA card or other VGA card. Otherwise, the motherboard and the
VGA card may be damaged. For example, this picture shows the wrong
example of connecting HDMI_SPDIF cable to the fan connector of PCI
Express VGA card. Please refer to the VGA card user manual for
connector usage in advance.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Connect the HDMI output connector on HDMI VGA card to
HDMI device, such as HDTV. Please refer to the user manual
of HDTV and HDMI VGA card vendor for detailed connection
procedures.
Install HDMI VGA card driver to your system.
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2.10 SA
SATTAII Hard Disk Setup Guide
Before installing SATAII hard disk to your computer, please carefully read below
SATAII hard disk setup guide. Some default setting of SATAII hard disks may not
be at SATAII mode, which operate with the best performance. In order to enable
SATAII function, please follow the below instruction with different vendors to
correctly adjust your SATAII hard disk to SATAII mode in advance; otherwise, your
SATAII hard disk may fail to run at SATAII mode.
Western Digital
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 5 and pin 6 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 5 and pin 6.
SAMSUNG
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4.
HITACHI
Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA
features. Please visit HITACHI’s website for details:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard
disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not
be the same. Please visit the vendors’ website for the updates.
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2.11
Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts NVIDIA® GeForce 7050 / nForce 630A MCP chipset that
supports Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID functions.
You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage
devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA / SATAII hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
2.12 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII
Devices in RAID / AHCI mode. NVIDIA® GeForce 7050 / nForce 630A MCP chipset
provides hardware support for Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI), a new
operation interface for SATA host controllers developed thru a joint industry effort.
AHCI also provides usability enhancements such as Hot Plug.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is
called “Hot Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII
HDDs while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has
been installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD.
What is Hot Swap Function?
If SATA / SATAII HDDs are built as RAID 1 or RAID 5 then it is called
“Hot Swap” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII
HDDs while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
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2.13 SA
eature and Operation
SATTA / SA
SATTAII HDD Hot Plug FFeature
Guide
This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII HDD. Please read
below operation guide of SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug feature carefully. Before you
process the SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug, please check below cable accessories
from the motherboard gift box pack.
A. 7-pin SATA data cable
B. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface
A. SATA data cable (Red)
B. SATA power cable
SATA 7-pin
The SATA 15-pin power
connector
connector (Black) connect
to SATA / SATAII HDD
1x4-pin conventional
power connector (White)
connect to power supply
Caution
1. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug
cannot be processed.
2. Even some SATA / SATAII HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power connector
and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces, the IDE 1x4-pin
conventional power connector interface is definitely not able to support Hot
Plug and will cause the HDD damage and data loss.
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
1. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard, which
supports SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug.
* The SATA / SATAII Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the chipset
because of its limitation, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug support information of our
motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our website:
www.asrock.com
2. Make sure your SATA / SATAII HDD can support Hot Plug function from your
dealer or HDD user manual. The SATA / SATAII HDD, which cannot support Hot
Plug function, will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation.
3. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII driver is installed into system properly. The
latest SATA / SATAII driver is available on our support website:
www.asrock.com
4. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable, which are from our
motherboard package.
5. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash
or data loss.
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How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end
Step 2 Connect SATA data cable to
the motherboard’s SATAII connector.
(White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable.
SATA power cable 1x4-pin
power connector (White)
Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector
(Black) end to SATA / SATAII HDD.
Step 4
Connect SATA data cable to
the SATA / SATAII HDD.
How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Unplug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
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2.14 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical
drive first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and
listed on the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom
side to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
2.15 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM
/ Vista TM 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows®
Vista TM or Windows ® Vista TM 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID
functions, please follow below procedures according to the OS you install.
Before installing Windows® 2000 to your system, your Windows® 2000 optical disk
is supposed to include SP4. If there is no SP4 included in your disk, please visit the
below website for proper procedures of making a SP4 disk:
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/spdeploy.
htm#the_integrated_installation_fmay
2.15.1 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit Without
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows ® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on your
SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette.
A.
Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack,
please choose the one for Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit.)
B.
During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and
then a window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CDROM as the boot device.
C.
When you see the message on the screen, “Generate Serial ATA driver
diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>.
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D.
Then you will see these messages,
Please choose:
1. Generate AHCI Driver diskette for Windows2000/XP
2. Generate RAID Driver diskette for Windows2000/XP
3. Generate AHCI Driver diskette for WindowsXP64
4. Generate RAID Driver diskette for WindowsXP64
5. Exit
Reboot system now
Press any key to continue
Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive. Select your required
item on the list according to the mode you choose and the OS you install.
Then press any key.
E.
The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA /
SATAII drivers into the floppy diskette.
STEP 3: Install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After making a SATA / SATAII driver diskette, you can start to install Windows® 2000
/ XP / XP 64-bit on your system. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to
install a third-party AHCI driver. When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII driver
diskette containing the NVIDIA® AHCI driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver
will be presented. Select the driver to install according to the OS you install. The
drivers are as below:
A. NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required) Windows XP/2000
B. NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required) Windows XP64
Please select A for Windows® 2000 / XP in AHCI mode. Please select B for Windows®
XP 64-bit in AHCI mode.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [non-RAID].
STEP 2: Install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
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2.15.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit Without
RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows ® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Install Windows® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows ® VistaTM / Windows® Vista TM 64-bit optical disk into the optical
drive to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM /
Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to
install Windows?” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive,
and click the “Load Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the NVIDIA® AHCI
drivers. NVIDIA® AHCI drivers are in the following path in our Support CD:
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit.)
.. \ I386 \ AHCI_Vista (For Windows® Vista TM OS)
.. \ AMD64\ AHCI_Vista64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into
the optical drive again to continue the installation.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [non-RAID].
STEP 2: Install Windows® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows ® VistaTM / Windows® Vista TM 64-bit optical disk into the optical
drive to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM /
Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
2.16 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM
/ Vista TM 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows®
VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions,
please follow below procedures according to the OS you install.
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Before installing Windows® 2000 to your system, your Windows® 2000optical disk
is supposed to include SP4. If there is no SP4 included in your disk, please visit the
below website for proper procedures of making a SP4 disk:
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/spdeploy.
htm#the_integrated_installation_fmay
2.16.1 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions
If you want to install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on your
SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette.
Please make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette by following section 2.15.1 step 2 on
page 34.
STEP 3: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 4: Install Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After step1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows®
XP 64-bit OS on your system. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install
a third-party RAID driver. When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette
containing the NVIDIA® RAID driver. After reading the floppy disk, the drivers will be
presented. Select the drivers to install. The drivers are as below:
A. NVIDIA RAID Driver (required)
B. NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required)
Please select A and B for Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit in RAID mode. (There are
two RAID drivers needed for RAID mode, you have to select them separately. Please
specify the first RAID driver and then specify again for the second one.)
NOTE. If you install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on IDE
HDDs and want to manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions
on SATA / SATAII HDDs, you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID]
in BIOS first. Then, please set the RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
NOTE. Currently, the RAID driver for Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS
is not ready yet. As long as we get the Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows®
XP 64-bit RAID driver, we will update it to our website in the future.
ASRock website
http://www.asrock.com
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2.16.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit With RAID
Functions
If you want to install Windows ® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 3: Install Windows® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows ® VistaTM / Windows® Vista TM 64-bit optical disk into the optical
drive to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM /
Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to
install Windows?” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive,
and click the “Load Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the NVIDIA® RAID
drivers. NVIDIA® RAID drivers are in the following path in our Support CD:
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit.)
.. \ I386 \ RAID_Vista (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64\ RAID_Vista64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into
the optical drive again to continue the installation.
NOTE. If you install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to
manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII HDDs,
you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] in BIOS first. Then, please set
the RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide in the following
path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
2.17 Untied Overclocking TTechnology
echnology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you
enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter “Overclock Mode” option of BIOS
setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [CPU, PCIE, Async.]. Therefore, CPU FSB is
untied during overclocking, but PCI / PCIE buses are in the fixed mode so that FSB can
operate under a more stable overclocking environment.
Please refer to the warning on page 8 for the possible overclocking risk before
you apply Untied Overclocking Technology.
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3. BIOS SETUP UTILITY
3.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
The Flash Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may run
the BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> during
the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise, POST
will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only,
and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the
Main
Advanced
H/W Monitor
Boot
screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
To set up the system time/date information
To set up the advanced BIOS features
To display current hardware status
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar,
and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
/
/
+ / <Enter>
<F1>
<F9>
<F10>
<ESC>
3.2
Function Description
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
Moves cursor up or down to select items
To change option for the selected items
To bring up the selected screen
To display the General Help Screen
To load optimal default values for all the settings
To save changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
Main Screen
When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview.
Advanced
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[17:00:09]
[Thu 05/03/2007]
: ALiveNF7G-HDready BIOS P1.0
: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3500+
(64bit supported)
Processor Speed : 2200 MHz
Microcode Update : 40FF2/0
: 128KB
L1 Cache Size
: 512KB
L2 Cache Size
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DDRII1
DDRII2
DDRII3
DDRII4
: 512MB with 64MB shared memory
Dual-Channel Memory Mode
: 256MB/266MHz (DDRII533)
: 256MB/266MHz (DDRII533)
: None
: None
Security
Use [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
+Tab
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]
Use this item to specify the system time.
System Date [Day Month/Date/Year]
Use this item to specify the system date.
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Exit
3.3
Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, IDE Configuration, PCIPnP
Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security
Exit
Options for CPU
Advanced Settings
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
IDE Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
Floppy Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
3.3.1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
AM2 Boost
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Secure Virtual Machine
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x11.0 2200 MHz
1.400 V
[Auto]
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
[Auto]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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AM2 Boost
If you set this option to [Enabled], you will enable ASRock AM2 Boost
function, which will improve the memory performance. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please refer to caution 6 on page 8 for details.
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [CPU, PCIE, Sync.] and [CPU, PCIE, Async.].
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CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency.
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency.
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Enabled] as default. Configuration options:
[Disabled] and [Enabled].
PCIE Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Enabled] as default. Configuration options:
[Disabled] and [Enabled].
SATA Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Enabled] as default. Configuration options:
[Disabled] and [Enabled].
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. The
default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [Enabled] and
[Disabled]. If you install Windows® VistaTM and want to enable this function,
please set this item to [Enabled]. Please note that enabling this function may
reduce CPU voltage and memory frequency, and lead to system stability or
compatibility issue with some memory modules or power supplies. Please
set this item to [Disable] if above issue occurs.
Secure Virtual Machine
When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture)
can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by AMD-V. The
default value is [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled].
Processor Maximum Multiplier
It will display Processor Maximum Multiplier for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Multiplier and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
AM2 Boost
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Secure Virtual Machine
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Processor Maximum Multiplier
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
Processor Multiplier
Processor Voltage
x11.0 2200 MHz
1.400 V
[Manual]
[x8]
[1.500V]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Processor Multiplier
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. The range of the value depends on the CPU
you adopt on this motherboard. However, for system stability, it is not
recommended to adjust the value of this item.
Processor Voltage
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. The range of the value depends on the CPU
you adopt on this motherboard. However, for safety and system stability,
it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the
standard values as listed: [200 MHz (DDRII 400)], [266 MHz (DDRII 533)],
[333 MHz (DDRII 667)], and [400MHz (DDRII 800)].
Flexibility Option
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
CAS Latency (CL)
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration
options: [Auto], [3T], [4T], [5T] and [6T]. The default value is [Auto].
TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK], [6CLK],
[7CLK], [8CLK], [9CLK], [10CLK], [11CLK], [12CLK], [13CLK], [14CLK],
[15CLK], [16CLK], [17CLK] and [18CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK],
[4CLK], [5CLK], and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK], and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
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TRRD
Use this to adjust TRRD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T], [3T], [4T]
and [5T]. The default value is [Auto].
TRC
Use this to adjust TRC values. Configuration options: [11T] to [25T]. The
default value is [Auto].
MA Timing
Use this to adjust values for MA timing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T]
and [1T]. The default value is [Auto].
Bank Interleaving
Bank Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on
the same node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention.
3.3.2
Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
To set DRAM Voltage.
Chipset Settings
Onboard LAN
Onboard 1394
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
Onboard HD Audio
Front Panel
CD-In
Share Memory
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[PCI]
CPU-NB Link Speed
CPU-NB Link Width
[Auto]
[Auto]
DRAM Voltage
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard LAN
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN feature.
OnBoard 1394
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard 1394 feature.
OnBoard HDMI HD Audio
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard HDMI HD Audio feature.
OnBoard HD Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If
you select [Auto], the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound
Card is plugged.
Front Panel
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel.
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CD-In
Use this item to enable or disable CD-In of OnBoard HD Audio. If you plan to
use this motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM logo test, please disable
this option.
Share Memory
This allows you to set share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [32MB], [64MB], [128MB] and [256MB].
Primary Graphics Adapter
This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video
card. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple
video controllers. The default value of this feature is [PCI]. Configuration
options: [PCI], [Onboard] and [PCI Express].
CPU - NB Link Speed
This feature allows you selecting CPU to NB link frequency. Configuration
options: [Auto], [200 MHz], [400 MHz], [600 MHz], [800 MHz], and [1000
MHz].
CPU - NB Link Width
This feature allows you selecting CPU to NB link width. Configuration options:
[Auto], [8 bit], and [16 bit].
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.85V],
[1.9V], [1.95V], [2.0V] and [2.05V]. The default value is [Auto].
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3.3.3
ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Repost Video on STR Resume
Away Mode Support
[Auto]
[No]
[Disabled]
Restore on AC / Power Loss
Ring-In Power On
PCI Devices Power On
PS / 2 Keyboard Power On
RTC Alarm Power On
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
ACPI HPET Table
[Disabled]
Select auto-detect or
disable the STR
feature.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. If
you set this item to [Disabled], the function “Repost Video on STR Resume”
will be hidden.
Repost Video on STR Resume
This feature allows you to repost video on STR resume. (STR refers to
suspend to RAM.)
Away Mode Support
Use this item to enable or disable Away Mode support under Windows® XP
Media Center OS. The default value is [Disabled].
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power
loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the
power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes
and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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ACPI HPET Table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this
motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM certification.
3.3.4 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ENABLED: enables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
DISABLED: disables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
IDE Configuration
OnBoard IDE Controller
OnBoard SATA Controller
SATA Operation Mode
IDE Master
IDE Slave
SATAII_1
SATAII_2
SATAII_3
SATAII_4
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[non-RAID]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard IDE Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “OnBoard IDE Controller” feature.
OnBoard SATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “OnBoard SATA Controller” feature.
SATA Operation Mode
Use this item to adjust SATA Operation Mode. The default value of this
option is [non-RAID]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA / SATAII
HDDs, please select [RAID].
* If you select [RAID] mode, SATA / SATAII HDDs can not be accessed until you finish
configuring RAID functions in NVIDIA BIOS / Windows RAID Utility.
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will
use the “IDE Master” as the example in the following instruction, which can
be applied to the configurations of “IDE Slave” as well.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T.
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
:Hard Disk
:MAXTOR 6L080J4
:80.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-6
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data
from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary
IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]:This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
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S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto],
[Enabled].
32Bit Data Transfer
Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
[32]
[Enabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
PCI Latency Timer
The default value is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless
the installed PCI expansion cards’ specifications require other settings.
PCI IDE BusMaster
Use this item to enable or disable the PCI IDE BusMaster feature.
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3.3.6 Floppy Configuration
In this section, you may configure the type of your floppy drive.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Floppy Configuration
[1.44 MB 31 2"]
Floppy A
Select the type of
floppy drive
connected to the
system.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.3.7 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Super IO Chipset
OnBoard Floppy Controller
Serial Port Address
Infrared Port Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Version
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
OnBoard Game Port
OnBoard MIDI Port
Allow BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
[Enabled]
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
[378]
[ECP + EPP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard Floppy Controller
Use this item to enable or disable floppy drive controller.
Serial Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4],
[2E8 / IRQ3].
Infrared Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [2F8 / IRQ3], and [2E8 / IRQ3].
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Parallel Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard parallel port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [378], and [278].
Parallel Port Mode
Use this item to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The default
value is [ECP+EPP]. If this option is set to [ECP+EPP], it will show the EPP
version in the following item, “EPP Version”. Configuration options:
[Normal], [Bi-Directional], and [ECP+EPP].
EPP Version
Use this item to set the EPP version. Configuration options: [1.9]
and [1.7].
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Use this item to set the ECP mode DMA channel. Configuration
options: [DMA0], [DMA1], and [DMA3].
Parallel Port IRQ
Use this item to set the IRQ for the parallel port. Configuration options:
[IRQ5] and [IRQ7].
OnBoard Game Port
Use this item to enable the Game Port or disable it.
OnBoard MIDI Port
Use this itme to select the address for the MIDI Port or disable it. Configuration options: [Disabled], [300], and [330].
3.3.8 USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
Legacy USB Support
To enable or disable
the onboard USB
controllers.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
USB 2.0 Support
Use this item to enable or disable the USB 2.0 support.
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Legacy USB Support
Use this item to enable or disable the support to emulate the I/O devices
of legacy OS (DOS) such as mouse, keyboard, USB flash... etc. Or you
may select [Auto] so that the system will start to auto-detect; if there is
no USB device connected, “Auto” option will disable the legacy USB
support.
3.4
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU fan
speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
H/W Monitor
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Ambient Temperature
CPU Internal Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 42 C / 107 F
: 52 C / 125 F
: 31 C / 87 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
: 2833 RPM
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
CPU Quiet Fan
1.532 V
3.129 V
4.877 V
11.741 V
[Disabled]
Security
Exit
You are allowed to
enable this function
only when you install
4-pin CPU fan.
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Ambient Temperature
This item shows the temperature sensed by thermistor near CPU.
CPU Internal Temperature
This item shows the temperature sensed by dual current source
CPU.
CPU Quiet Fan
This item allows you to identify the temperature of CPU fan. Configuration
options: [Disabled] and [Enabled]. The default value is [Disabled]. You are
allowed to enable this function only when you install 4-pin CPU fan.
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3.5
Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Boot Settings
Exit
Configure Settings
during System Boot.
Boot Settings Configuration
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM-MAXTOR 6L08]
[CD/DVD: SM-CD-ROM]
[USB]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot From Network
Bootup Num-Lock
To enable or disable the
boot from network feature.
[Disabled]
[On]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Boot From Network
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Network feature.
Boot Up Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
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3.6
Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
For the user password, you may also clear it.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Security
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.7
Exit Screen
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitro
Boot
Exit Options
Security
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Optimal Defaults
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load Optimal Defaults
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Load
optimal defaults?” Select [OK] to load the default values for all the setup
configurations.
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4. Software Suppor
Supportt
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:
2000 / XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit. Because motherboard
settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for
general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects the
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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