GA-Z270N-Gaming 5

GA-Z270N-Gaming 5
GA-Z270N-Gaming 5
User's Manual
Rev. 1001
12ME-Z270NG5-1001R
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Motherboard
GA-Z270N-Gaming 5
Motherboard
GA-Z270N-Gaming 5
Jan. 24, 2017
Jan. 24, 2017
Wireless Module Country Approvals:
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Identifying Your Motherboard Revision
The revision number on your motherboard looks like this: "REV: X.X." For example, "REV: 1.0"
means the revision of the motherboard is 1.0. Check your motherboard revision before updating
motherboard BIOS, drivers, or when looking for technical information.
Example:
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Table of Contents
GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 Motherboard Layout......................................................................5
Chapter 1 Hardware Installation......................................................................................6
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5
1-6
1-7
Installation Precautions..................................................................................... 6
Product Specifications....................................................................................... 7
Installing the CPU........................................................................................... 10
Installing the Memory...................................................................................... 10
Installing an Expansion Card.......................................................................... 11
Back Panel Connectors................................................................................... 11
Internal Connectors......................................................................................... 13
Chapter 2 BIOS Setup...................................................................................................21
2-1 Startup Screen................................................................................................ 21
2-2M.I.T................................................................................................................ 22
2-3System............................................................................................................ 29
2-4BIOS................................................................................................................ 30
2-5Peripherals...................................................................................................... 33
2-6Chipset............................................................................................................ 36
2-7Power.............................................................................................................. 37
2-8 Save & Exit...................................................................................................... 39
Chapter 3 Appendix.......................................................................................................40
3-1
3-2
Configuring a RAID Set................................................................................... 40
Drivers Installation........................................................................................... 42
Regulatory Statements............................................................................................... 46
Contact Us................................................................................................................. 48
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GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 Motherboard Layout
DDR4_2 DDR4_1
CPU_FAN
KB_MS_USB30
ATX_12V_2X4
SYS_FAN2
OCT_CON
SYS_FAN1
ANTENNA
BRACKET
LGA1151
ATX
DP_HDMI
USB31
TYPEC
F_AUDIO
iTE®
Super I/O(Note)
SPDIF_O
M2_WIFI
PCIEX16
BIOS
CI
LED_C1
CODEC
F_PANEL
F_USB30
Intel® Z270
AUDIO
CLR_CMOS
Intel®
GbE
LAN
USB30_LAN
0
1
2
3
SPEAKER
GA-Z270N-Gaming 5
F_USB
M2P_32G(Note)
WIFI Module
BAT
SATA3
ASMedia® USB 3.1
Gen 2 Controller
Box Contents
55
55
55
55
55
GA-Z270N-Gaming 5 motherboard
Motherboard driver disk
55 Wireless module driver disk
User's Manual
55 Two SATA cables
Quick Installation Guide
55 I/O Shield
One antenna
*The box contents above are for reference only and the actual items shall depend on the product package you obtain.
The box contents are subject to change without notice.
(Note)
The connector/chip is on the back of the motherboard.
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Chapter 1 Hardware Installation
1-1 Installation Precautions
The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can become
damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Prior to installation, carefully read the user's
manual and follow these procedures:
•• Prior to installation, make sure the chassis is suitable for the motherboard.
•• Prior to installation, do not remove or break motherboard S/N (Serial Number) sticker or
warranty sticker provided by your dealer. These stickers are required for warranty validation.
•• Always remove the AC power by unplugging the power cord from the power outlet before
installing or removing the motherboard or other hardware components.
•• When connecting hardware components to the internal connectors on the motherboard, make
sure they are connected tightly and securely.
•• When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or connectors.
•• It is best to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap when handling electronic
components such as a motherboard, CPU or memory. If you do not have an ESD wrist strap,
keep your hands dry and first touch a metal object to eliminate static electricity.
•• Prior to installing the motherboard, please have it on top of an antistatic pad or within an
electrostatic shielding container.
•• Before connecting or unplugging the power supply cable from the motherboard, make sure
the power supply has been turned off.
•• Before turning on the power, make sure the power supply voltage has been set according to
the local voltage standard.
•• Before using the product, please verify that all cables and power connectors of your hardware
components are connected.
•• To prevent damage to the motherboard, do not allow screws to come in contact with the
motherboard circuit or its components.
•• Make sure there are no leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard or
within the computer casing.
•• Do not place the computer system on an uneven surface.
•• Do not place the computer system in a high-temperature or wet environment.
•• Turning on the computer power during the installation process can lead to damage to system
components as well as physical harm to the user.
•• If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to the use of the
product, please consult a certified computer technician.
•• If you use an adapter, extension power cable, or power strip, ensure to consult with its installation
and/or grounding instructions.
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1-2 Product Specifications
CPU
ŠŠ Support for 7th and 6th Generation
Intel® Core™ i7 processors/Intel® Core™ i5 processors/Intel® Core™ i3 processors/
Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1151 package
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
ŠŠ L3 cache varies with CPU
Chipset
ŠŠ Intel® Z270 Express Chipset
Memory
ŠŠ 2 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
Onboard
Graphics
ŠŠ Dual channel memory architecture
ŠŠ Support for DDR4 2400/2133 MHz memory modules
ŠŠ Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in
non-ECC mode)
ŠŠ Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
ŠŠ Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory
modules.)
ŠŠ Integrated Graphics Processor-Intel® HD Graphics support:
- 1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60 Hz
Audio
*Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical
memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of
the physical memory installed.
* Support for DisplayPort 1.2 version.
-
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@24 Hz
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
Maximum shared memory of 1 GB
Realtek® ALC1220 codec
High Definition Audio
2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
*Support for HDMI 1.4 version.
*To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module
and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.
ŠŠ Support for S/PDIF Out
LAN
ŠŠ Intel® GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
Wireless
Communication
module
ŠŠ Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supporting 2.4/5 GHz Dual-Band
ŠŠ BLUETOOTH 4.2, 4.1, BLE, 4.0, 3.0, 2.1+EDR
ŠŠ Support for 11ac wireless standard and up to 867 Mbps data rate
* Actual data rate may vary depending on environment and equipment.
Expansion Slots ŠŠ 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
(The PCIEX16 slot conforms to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
ŠŠ 1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for the wireless communication module (M2_WIFI)
Storage Interface ŠŠ Chipset:
-1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector on the back of the motherboard (Socket 3, M key,
type 2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
-4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
-Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10
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USB
Internal
Connectors
Back Panel
Connectors
ŠŠ Chipset+ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 Controller:
-1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
- 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red) on the back panel
ŠŠ Chipset:
-6 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports on the back panel, 2 ports available through
the internal USB header)
-2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports available through the internal USB header
ŠŠ 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
ŠŠ 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
ŠŠ 4 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
ŠŠ 1 x M.2 Socket 3 connector on the back of the motherboard
ŠŠ 1 x CPU fan header
ŠŠ 2 x system fan headers
ŠŠ 1 x front panel header
ŠŠ 1 x front panel audio header
ŠŠ 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 header
ŠŠ 1 x USB 2.0/1.1 header
ŠŠ 1 x S/PDIF Out header
ŠŠ 1 x speaker header
ŠŠ 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
ŠŠ 1 x chassis intrusion header
ŠŠ 1 x OC Touch header
ŠŠ 1 x RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable header
ŠŠ 1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
ŠŠ 2 x SMA antenna connectors (2T2R)
ŠŠ 1 x DisplayPort
ŠŠ 1 x HDMI port
ŠŠ 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port (red)
ŠŠ 1 x USB Type-C™ port, with USB 3.1 Gen 2 support
ŠŠ 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
ŠŠ 1 x RJ-45 port
ŠŠ 3 x audio jacks (Line In, Line Out, Mic In)
I/O Controller
ŠŠ iTE® I/O Controller Chip
Hardware
Monitor
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
Voltage detection
Temperature detection
Fan speed detection
Overheating warning
Fan fail warning
Fan speed control
*Whether the fan speed control function is supported will depend on the cooler you
install.
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BIOS
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
Unique Features ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
ŠŠ
Bundled
Software
Operating
System
1 x 64 Mbit flash
Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0
Support for APP Center
*Available applications in APP Center may vary by motherboard model. Supported
functions of each application may also vary depending on motherboard specifications.
- 3D OSD
-@BIOS
-AutoGreen
- BIOS Setup
- Color Temperature
- Cloud Station
-EasyTune
- Easy RAID
- Fast Boot
- Game Boost
- ON/OFF Charge
- Platform Power Management
- RGB Fusion
- Smart Backup
- Smart Keyboard
- Smart TimeLock
- System Information Viewer
- USB Blocker
-V-Tuner
Support for 3TB+ Unlock
Support for Q-Flash
Support for Xpress Install
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready
cFosSpeed
Support for Windows 10 64-bit (for 7th Generation Intel® processors)
Support for Windows 10 64-bit/Windows 8.1 64-bit/Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit (for
6th Generation Intel® processors)
*Please download the "Windows USB Installation Tool" from GIGABYTE's website
and install it before installing Windows 7.
Form Factor
ŠŠ Mini-ITX Form Factor; 17.0cm x 17.0cm
*GIGABYTE reserves the right to make any changes to the product specifications and product-related information without
prior notice.
Please visit GIGABYTE's website
for support lists of CPU, memory
modules, SSDs, and M.2 devices.
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Please visit the Support\Utility List
page on GIGABYTE's website to
download the latest version of apps.
1-3 Installing the CPU
Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the CPU:
•• Make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU.
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.)
•• Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing the
CPU to prevent hardware damage.
•• Locate the pin one of the CPU. The CPU cannot be inserted if oriented incorrectly. (Or you may
locate the notches on both sides of the CPU and alignment keys on the CPU socket.)
•• Apply an even and thin layer of thermal grease on the surface of the CPU.
•• Do not turn on the computer if the CPU cooler is not installed, otherwise overheating and damage
of the CPU may occur.
•• Set the CPU host frequency in accordance with the CPU specifications. It is not recommended
that the system bus frequency be set beyond hardware specifications since it does not meet the
standard requirements for the peripherals. If you wish to set the frequency beyond the standard
specifications, please do so according to your hardware specifications including the CPU, graphics
card, memory, hard drive, etc.
Installing the CPU
Locate the alignment keys on the motherboard CPU socket and the notches on the CPU.
LGA1151 CPU Socket
Alignment Key
LGA1151 CPU
Notch
Alignment Key
Pin One Corner of the CPU Socket
Notch
Triangle Pin One Marking on the CPU
Do not remove the CPU socket cover before inserting the CPU. It may pop off from the load plate
automatically during the process of re-engaging the lever after you insert the CPU.
1-4 Installing the Memory
Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the memory:
•• Make sure that the motherboard supports the memory. It is recommended that memory of the
same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used.
(Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory modules.)
•• Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing the
memory to prevent hardware damage.
•• Memory modules have a foolproof design. A memory module can be installed in only one direction.
If you are unable to insert the memory, switch the direction.
Please visit GIGABYTE's website for details on hardware installation.
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Dual Channel Memory Configuration
This motherboard provides two memory sockets and supports Dual Channel Technology. After the memory
is installed, the BIOS will automatically detect the specifications and capacity of the memory. Enabling Dual
Channel memory mode will double the original memory bandwidth.
The two memory sockets are divided into two channels and each channel has one memory socket as following:
Channel
A: DDR4_1
Channel
B: DDR4_2
Due to CPU limitations, read the following guidelines before installing the memory in Dual Channel mode.
1. Dual Channel mode cannot be enabled if only one memory module is installed.
2. When enabling Dual Channel mode with two memory modules, it is recommended that memory of
the same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used.
1-5 Installing an Expansion Card
Read the following guidelines before you begin to install an expansion card:
•• Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. Carefully read the manual that came
with your expansion card.
•• Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing an
expansion card to prevent hardware damage.
1-6 Back Panel Connectors
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Port
Use this port to connect a PS/2 mouse or keyboard.
USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port
The USB 3.1 Gen 1 port supports the USB 3.1 Gen 1 specification and is compatible to the USB 2.0
specification. Use this port for USB devices.
SMA Antenna Connectors (2T2R)
Use this connector to connect an antenna.
Tighten the antenna cables to the antenna connectors and then move the antenna to a place
where the signal is good.
DisplayPort
DisplayPort delivers high quality digital imaging and audio, supporting bi-directional audio transmission.
DisplayPort can support both DPCP and HDCP content protection mechanisms. You can use this port to
connect your DisplayPort-supported monitor. Note: The DisplayPort Technology can support a maximum
resolution of 4096x2304@60 Hz but the actual resolutions supported depend on the monitor being used.
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HDMI Port
The HDMI port is HDCP compliant and supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD
Master Audio formats. It also supports up to 192KHz/16bit 8-channel LPCM
audio output. You can use this port to connect your HDMI-supported monitor. The maximum supported
resolution is 4096x2160@24 Hz, but the actual resolutions supported are dependent on the monitor
being used.
After installing the DisplayPort/HDMI device, make sure to set the default sound playback device
to DisplayPort/HDMI. (The item name may differ depending on your operating system.)
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A Port (Red)
The USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port supports the USB 3.1 Gen 2 specification and is compatible to the USB 3.1
Gen 1 and USB 2.0 specification. Use this port for USB devices.
USB Type-C™ Port
The reversible USB port supports the USB 3.1 Gen 2 specification and is compatible to the USB 3.1 Gen 1
and USB 2.0 specification. Use this port for USB devices.
RJ-45 LAN Port
The Gigabit Ethernet LAN port provides Internet connection at up to 1 Gbps data rate. The following
describes the states of the LAN port LEDs.
Connection/
Speed LED
Activity LED
LAN Port
Connection/Speed LED:
State
Orange
Green
Off
Activity LED:
Description
1 Gbps data rate
100 Mbps data rate
10 Mbps data rate
State
Blinking
On
Description
Data transmission or receiving is occurring
No data transmission or receiving is occurring
Line In (Blue)
The line in jack. Use this audio jack for line in devices such as an optical drive, walkman, etc.
Line Out (Green)
The line out jack. This jack supports audio amplifying function. For better sound quality, it is recommended
that you connect your headphone/speaker to this jack (actual effects may vary by the device being used).
Use this audio jack for a headphone or 2-channel speaker. This jack can be used to connect front speakers
in a 4/5.1/7.1-channel audio configuration.
Mic In (Pink)
The Mic in jack.
To configure 7.1-channel audio, you have to use an HD front panel audio module and enable the
multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver. Please visit GIGABYTE's website for more
software information.
•• When removing the cable connected to a back panel connector, first remove the cable from your
device and then remove it from the motherboard.
•• When removing the cable, pull it straight out from the connector. Do not rock it side to side to prevent
an electrical short inside the cable connector.
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1-7 Internal Connectors
1
3
4
4
16
2
10
5
8
7
12
13
14
9
11
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
9)
ATX_12V_2X4
ATX
CPU_FAN
SYS_FAN1/2
BAT
SATA3 0/1/2/3
M2P_32G
F_PANEL
F_AUDIO
6
10)
11)
12)
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)
15 17
SPEAKER
SPDIF_O
F_USB30
F_USB
CLR_CMOS
CI
OCT_CON
LED_C1
Read the following guidelines before connecting external devices:
•• First make sure your devices are compliant with the connectors you wish to connect.
•• Before installing the devices, be sure to turn off the devices and your computer. Unplug the power
cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the devices.
•• After installing the device and before turning on the computer, make sure the device cable has
been securely attached to the connector on the motherboard.
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1/2)ATX_12V_2X4/ATX (2x4 12V Power Connector and 2x12 Main Power Connector)
With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the components
on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, first make sure the power supply is turned
off and all devices are properly installed. The power connector possesses a foolproof design. Connect the
power supply cable to the power connector in the correct orientation.
The 12V power connector mainly supplies power to the CPU. If the 12V power connector is not connected,
the computer will not start.
To meet expansion requirements, it is recommended that a power supply that can withstand high
power consumption be used (500W or greater). If a power supply is used that does not provide the
required power, the result can lead to an unstable or unbootable system.
ATX_12V_2X4:
5
8
1
4
ATX_12V_2X4
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Definition
Pin No.
GND (Only for 2x4-pin 12V)
5
GND (Only for 2x4-pin 12V)
6
GND
7
GND
8
Definition
+12V (Only for 2x4-pin 12V)
+12V (Only for 2x4-pin 12V)
+12V
+12V
Definition
Pin No.
3.3V
13
3.3V
14
GND
15
+5V
16
GND
17
+5V
18
GND
19
Power Good
20
5VSB (stand by +5V)
21
+12V
22
+12V (Only for 2x12-pin 23
ATX)
3.3V (Only for 2x12-pin 24
ATX)
Definition
3.3V
-12V
GND
PS_ON (soft On/Off)
GND
GND
GND
NC
+5V
+5V
+5V (Only for 2x12-pin ATX)
ATX:
12
24
1
13
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
ATX
GND (Only for 2x12-pin ATX)
3/4)CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN1/2 (Fan Headers)
All fan headers on this motherboard are 4-pin. Most fan headers possess a foolproof insertion design.
When connecting a fan cable, be sure to connect it in the correct orientation (the black connector wire is
the ground wire). The speed control function requires the use of a fan with fan speed control design. For
optimum heat dissipation, it is recommended that a system fan be installed inside the chassis.
1
CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN1/2
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
Definition
GND
Voltage Speed Control
Sense
PWM Speed Control
•• Be sure to connect fan cables to the fan headers to prevent your CPU and system from
overheating. Overheating may result in damage to the CPU or the system may hang.
•• These fan headers are not configuration jumper blocks. Do not place a jumper cap on the headers.
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5) BAT (Battery)
The battery provides power to keep the values (such as BIOS configurations, date, and time information)
in the CMOS when the computer is turned off. Replace the battery when the battery voltage drops to a low
level, or the CMOS values may not be accurate or may be lost.
You may clear the CMOS values by removing the battery cable:
1. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Unplug the the battery cable from the battery cable header and wait for one minute.
3. Plug in the battery cable.
4. Plug in the power cord and restart your computer.
•• Always turn off your computer and unplug the power cord before replacing the battery.
•• Replace the battery with an equivalent one. Danger of explosion if the battery is replaced with
DEBUG
an incorrect model.
PORT
•• Contact the place of purchase or local dealer if you are not able to replace the battery by yourself
DEBUG
or uncertain about the battery model. PORT
•• When installing the battery, note the orientation
DEBUG of the positive side (+) and the negative side (-)
of the battery (the positive side should PORT
face up).
DEBUG with local environmental regulations.
•• Used batteries must be handled in accordance
PORT
6) SATA3 0/1/2/3 (SATA 6Gb/s Connectors)
The SATA connectors conform to SATA 6Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA
1.5Gb/s standard. Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. The Intel® Chipset supports RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10. Refer to Chapter 3, "Configuring a RAID Set," for instructions on configuring
a RAID array.
SATA3
0
1
2
3
1
7
1
7
1
7
1
7
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Definition
GND
TXP
TXN
GND
RXN
RXP
GND
To enable hot-plugging for the SATA ports, refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," "Peripherals\SATA
And RST Configuration," for more information.
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_B
_0
7) M2P_32G (M.2 Socket 3 Connector)
F_USB3 F
_ U
_
B
F
S_
_
B
60
80
Follow the steps below to correctly install an M.2 SSD in the M.2 connector.
Step 1:
Use a screw driver to unfasten the screw and nut from the motherboard. Locate the proper mounting hole
for the M.2 SSD to be installed and then screw the nut first.
Step 2:
Slide the M.2 SSD into the connector at an angle.
Step 3:
Press the M.2 SSD down and then secure it with the screw.
_ S
S B_
B
Select the proper hole for the M.2 SSD to be installed and refasten the screw and nut.
B
B S_
B
_
Installation Notices for the M.2 and SATA Connectors:
Due to the limited number of lanes provided by the Chipset, the availability of the SATA connectors may
be affected by the type of device installed in the M2P_32G connector. The M2P_32G connector shares
bandwidth with the SATA3 0 connector. Refer to the following table for details.
Type of
M.2 SSD
Connector
SATA3 0
SATA3 1
SATA3 2
SATA3 3
M.2 SATA SSD
r
a
a
a
M.2 PCIe x4 SSD
a
a
a
a
M.2 PCIe x2 SSD
a
a
a
a
No M.2 SSD Installed
a
a
a
a
3
S
S
U
a: Available, r: Not available
2
F_
1
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3
The M.2 connector supports M.2 SATA SSDs and M.2 PCIe SSDs and support RAID configuration through
the Intel® Chipset. Please note that an M.2 PCIe SSD cannot be used to create a RAID set either with
an M.2 SATA SSD or a SATA hard drive and can only be used to build a RAID set with UEFI. Refer to
Chapter 3, "Configuring a RAID Set," for instructions on configuring a RAID array.
_ _
S
S
8) F_PANEL (Front Panel Header)
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.
10 9
Power Switch
Power LED
PW-
PW+
PLEDPLED+
NC
RES+
RESHDHD+
Reset Switch
Hard Drive
Activity LED
2 1
•• PLED (Power LED, Yellow):
Connects to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED is
System Status LED
on when the system is operating. The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4
S0
On
sleep state or powered off (S5).
S3/S4/S5
Off
•• PW (Power Switch, Red):
Connects to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to turn off your
system using the power switch (refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," "Power," for more information).
•• HD (Hard Drive Activity LED, Blue):
Connects to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the hard drive
is reading or writing data.
•• RES (Reset Switch, Green):
Connects 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.
•• NC (Purple): No connection.
The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists of power switch, reset switch,
power LED, hard drive activity LED and etc. When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header,
make sure the wire assignments and the pin assignments are matched correctly.
9) F_AUDIO (Front Panel Audio Header)
The front panel audio header supports Intel High Definition audio (HD) and AC'97 audio. You may connect
your chassis front panel audio module to this header. Make sure the wire assignments of the module
connector match the pin assignments of the motherboard header. Incorrect connection between the module
connector and the motherboard header will make the device unable to work or even damage it.
10
9
2
1
For HD Front Panel Audio:
Pin No. Definition
1
MIC2_L
2
GND
3
MIC2_R
4
NC
5
LINE2_R
6
Sense
7
FAUDIO_JD
8
No Pin
9
LINE2_L
10
Sense
For AC'97 Front Panel Audio:
Pin No. Definition
1
MIC
2
GND
3
MIC Power
4
NC
5
Line Out (R)
6
NC
7
NC
8
No Pin
9
Line Out (L)
10
NC
•• The front panel audio header supports HD audio by default.
•• Audio signals will be present on both of the front and back panel audio connections simultaneously.
•• Some chassis provide a front panel audio module that has separated connectors on each wire instead of a
single plug. For information about connecting the front panel audio module that has different wire assignments,
please contact the chassis manufacturer.
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10) SPEAKER (Speaker Header)
Connects to the speaker on the chassis front panel. The system reports system startup status by issuing
a beep code. One single short beep will be heard if no problem is detected at system startup.
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
1
Definition
VCC
NC
NC
SPK-
11) SPDIF_O (S/PDIF Out Header)
This header supports digital S/PDIF Out and connects a S/PDIF digital audio cable (provided by expansion
cards) for digital audio output from your motherboard to certain expansion cards like graphics cards and
sound cards. For example, some graphics cards may require you to use a S/PDIF digital audio cable for
digital audio output from your motherboard to your graphics card if you wish to connect an HDMI display
to the graphics card and have digital audio output from the HDMI display at the same time.
For information about connecting the S/PDIF digital audio cable, carefully read the manual for your expansion
card.
Pin No.
1
2
1
Definition
SPDIFO
GND
12) F_USB30 (USB 3.1 Gen 1 Header)
F_USB30
The headers conform to USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 2.0 specification and can provide two USB ports. For
purchasing the optional 3.5" front panel that provides two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, please contact the local
dealer.
20
1
11
10
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
B_
F_ U
8
9
10
Definition
VBUS
SSRX1SSRX1+
GND
SSTX1SSTX1+
GND
D1D1+
NC
Pin No.
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Definition
D2+
D2GND
SSTX2+
SSTX2GND
SSRX2+
18
19
20
SSRX2VBUS
No Pin
Prior to installing the USB bracket, be sure to turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power
outlet to prevent damage to the USB bracket.
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B SS
1
13) F_USB (USB 2.0/1.1 Header)
The header conforms to USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Each USB header can provide two USB ports via an
optional USB bracket. For purchasing the optional USB bracket, please contact the local dealer.
1
2
9
10
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
Definition
Power (5V)
Power (5V)
USB DXUSB DYUSB DX+
Pin No.
6
7
8
9
10
Definition
USB DY+
GND
GND
No Pin
NC
•• Do not plug the IEEE 1394 bracket (2x5-pin) cable into the USB header.
•• Prior to installing the USB bracket, be sure to turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power
outlet to prevent damage to the USB bracket.
14) CLR_CMOS (Clear CMOS Jumper)
Use this jumper to clear the BIOS configuration and reset the CMOS values to factory defaults. To clear
the CMOS values, use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the two pins for a few seconds.
Open: Normal
Short: Clear CMOS Values
•• Always turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before clearing the CMOS values.
•• After system restart, go to BIOS Setup to load factory defaults (select Load Optimized Defaults) or manually
configure the BIOS settings (refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," for BIOS configurations).
15) CI (Chassis Intrusion Header)
This motherboard provides a chassis detection feature that detects if the chassis cover has been removed.
This function requires a chassis with chassis intrusion detection design.
1
Pin No.
1
2
Definition
Signal
GND
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16)COT_CON
This connector is for a GIGABYTE OC Touch add-in card (optional).
Do not plug an LVDS monitor cable into this header.
The header can be used to connect a standard 5050 RGB (RGBW) LED strip (12V/G/R/B/W), with maximum
power rating of 2A (12V) and maximum length of 2m.
Pin No.
1
2
3
4
5
1
S
_S
1
12V
12V of the
LED strip
Connect one end of the RGB (RGBW) LED strip extension cable to the header
and the other end to your RGB (RGBW) LED strip. The black wire (marked
with a triangle on the plug) of the extension cable must be connected to Pin
1 (12V) of this header. The 12V pin (marked with an arrow) on the other end
of the extension cable must be lined up with the 12V of the LED strip. Be
careful with the connection orientation of the LED strip; incorrect connection
may lead to the damage of the LED strip.
USB 0_ B
_
_
Black wire
Definition
12V
G
R
B
W
B_
F_USB3
17) LED_C1 (RGB (RGBW) LED Strip Extension Cable Header)
B_
For how to turn on/off the lights of the RGB (RGBW) LED strip, refer to the instructions on in
Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup."
_
S
U
_
S
B_
Before installing the devices, be sure to turn off the devices and your computer. Unplug the power
cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the devices.
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Chapter 2 BIOS Setup
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) records hardware parameters of the system in the CMOS on the
motherboard. Its major functions include conducting the Power-On Self-Test (POST) during system startup,
saving system parameters and loading operating system, etc. BIOS includes a BIOS Setup program that allows
the user to modify basic system configuration settings or to activate certain system features.
When the power is turned off, the battery on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS to
keep the configuration values in the CMOS.
To access the BIOS Setup program, press the <Delete> key during the POST when the power is turned on.
To upgrade the BIOS, use either the GIGABYTE Q-Flash or @BIOS utility.
•• Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily upgrade or back up BIOS without entering the operating system.
•• @BIOS is a Windows-based utility that searches and downloads the latest version of BIOS from the Internet
and updates the BIOS.
•• Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS,
it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing
may result in system malfunction.
•• It is recommended that you not alter the default settings (unless you need to) to prevent system instability or other
unexpected results. Inadequately altering the settings may result in system's failure to boot. If this occurs, try to
clear the CMOS values and reset the board to default values. (Refer to the "Load Optimized Defaults" section in
this chapter or introductions of the battery/clear CMOS jumper in Chapter 1 for how to clear the CMOS values.)
2-1 Startup Screen
The following startup Logo screen will appear when the computer boots.
(Sample BIOS Version: F1c)
Function Keys
There are two different BIOS modes as follows and you can use the <F2> key to switch between the two modes.
The Classic Setup mode provides detailed BIOS settings. You can press the arrow keys on your keyboard to move
among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter a sub-menu. Or you can use your mouse to select the
item you want. Easy Mode allows users to quickly view their current system information or to make adjustments
for optimum performance. In Easy Mode, you can use your mouse to move through configuration items.
•• When the system is not stable as usual, select the Load Optimized Defaults item to set your system to its defaults.
•• The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ by BIOS version.
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2-2M.I.T.
Whether the system will work stably with the overclock/overvoltage settings you made is dependent on your overall
system configurations. Incorrectly doing overclock/overvoltage may result in damage to CPU, chipset, or memory
and reduce the useful life of these components. This page is for advanced users only and we recommend you not to
alter the default settings to prevent system instability or other unexpected results. (Inadequately altering the settings
may result in system's failure to boot. If this occurs, clear the CMOS values and reset the board to default values.)
`` Advanced Frequency Settings
&& CPU Base Clock
Allows you to manually set the CPU base clock in 0.01 MHz increments. (Default: Auto)
Important: It is highly recommended that the CPU frequency be set in accordance with the CPU
specifications.
&& Host Clock Value
This value changes with the CPU Base Clock setting.
Allows you to set the Graphics Slice Ratio.
Allows you to set the Graphics UnSlice Ratio.
&& Graphics Slice Ratio (Note)
&& Graphics UnSlice Ratio (Note)
&& CPU Upgrade (Note)
Allows you to set the CPU frequency. Options may vary depending on the CPU being used. (Default: Auto)
Allows you to alter the clock ratio for the installed CPU. The adjustable range is dependent on the CPU
being installed.
&& CPU Clock Ratio
&& CPU Frequency
Displays the current operating CPU frequency.
Allows you to set the FCLK frequency. Options are: Normal(800Mhz), 1GHz, 400MHz. (Default: 1GHz)
&& FCLK Frequency for Early Power On
(Note)
This item is present only when you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about
Intel® CPUs' unique features, please visit Intel's website.
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`` Advanced CPU Core Settings
&& CPU Clock Ratio, CPU Frequency, FCLK Frequency for Early Power On
The settings above are synchronous to those under the same items on the Advanced Frequency Settings
menu.
&& AVX Offset (Note)
AVX offset is the negative offset of AVX ratio.
Allows you to set the CPU Uncore ratio. The adjustable range is dependent on the CPU being used.
Displays the current CPU Uncore frequency.
Enables or disables the CPU Flex Ratio. The maximum CPU clock ratio will be based on the CPU Flex
Ratio Settings value if CPU Clock Ratio is set to Auto. (Default: Disabled)
&& Uncore Ratio
&& Uncore Frequency
&& CPU Flex Ratio Override
&& CPU Flex Ratio Settings
Allows you to set the CPU Flex Ratio. The adjustable range may vary by CPU.
Allows you to determine whether to enable the Intel® CPU Turbo Boost technology. Auto lets the BIOS
automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology (Note)
&& Turbo Ratio (Note)
Allows you to set the CPU Turbo ratios for different number of active cores. Auto sets the CPU Turbo ratios
according to the CPU specifications. (Default: Auto)
&& Power Limit TDP (Watts) / Power Limit Time
Allows you to set the power limit for CPU Turbo mode and how long it takes to operate at the specified
power limit. If the specified value is exceeded, the CPU will automatically reduce the core frequency in
order to reduce the power. Auto sets the power limit according to the CPU specifications. (Default: Auto)
&& Core Current Limit (Amps)
Allows you to set a current limit for CPU Turbo mode. When the CPU current exceeds the specified current
limit, the CPU will automatically reduce the core frequency in order to reduce the current. Auto sets the
power limit according to the CPU specifications. (Default: Auto)
&& No. of CPU Cores Enabled (Note)
Allows you to select the number of CPU cores to enable in an Intel® multi-core CPU (the number of CPU
cores may vary by CPU). Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& Hyper-Threading Technology (Note)
Allows you to determine whether to enable multi-threading technology when using an Intel® CPU that
supports this function. This feature only works for operating systems that support multi-processor mode.
Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& Intel(R) Speed Shift Technology (Intel® Speed Shift Technology) (Note)
Enables or disables Intel® Speed Shift Technology. Enabling this feature allows the processor to ramp up
its operating frequency more quickly and then improves the system responsiveness. (Default: Disabled)
&& CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Note)
Enables or disables Intel® CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) function, a CPU power-saving function in system
halt state. When enabled, the CPU core frequency and voltage will be reduced during system halt state to
decrease power consumption. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
(Note)
This item is present only when you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about
Intel® CPUs' unique features, please visit Intel's website.
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&& C3 State Support (Note 1)
Allows you to determine whether to let the CPU enter C3 mode in system halt state. When enabled, the
CPU core frequency and voltage will be reduced during system halt state to decrease power consumption.
The C3 state is a more enhanced power-saving state than C1. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure
this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& C6/C7 State Support (Note 1)
Allows you to determine whether to let the CPU enter C6/C7 mode in system halt state. When enabled, the
CPU core frequency and voltage will be reduced during system halt state to decrease power consumption.
The C6/C7 state is a more enhanced power-saving state than C3. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure
this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& C8 State Support (Note 1)
Allows you to determine whether to let the CPU enter C8 mode in system halt state. When enabled, the CPU
core frequency and voltage will be reduced during system halt state to decrease power consumption. The
C8 state is a more enhanced power-saving state than C6/C7. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure
this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& Package C State Limit (Note 1)
Allows you to specify the C-state limit for the processor. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this
setting. (Default: Auto)
&& CPU Thermal Monitor (Note 1)
Enables or disables Intel® Thermal Monitor function, a CPU overheating protection function. When enabled,
the CPU core frequency and voltage will be reduced when the CPU is overheated. Auto lets the BIOS
automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& CPU EIST Function (Note 1)
Enables or disables Enhanced Intel® Speed Step Technology (EIST). Depending on CPU loading, Intel® EIST
technology can dynamically and effectively lower the CPU voltage and core frequency to decrease average power
consumption and heat production. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& Voltage Optimization
Allows you to determine whether to enable voltage optimization to reduce power consumption. (Default:
Disabled)
&& RSR
Allows you to determine whether to automatically lower the CPU turbo ratio if the CPU voltage/temperature
is too high. (Default: Enabled)
&& Hardware Prefetcher
Allows you to determine whether to enable hardware prefetcher to prefetch data and instructions from the
memory into the cache. (Default: Enabled)
&& Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Allows you to determine whether to enable the adjacent cache line prefetch mechanism that lets the
processor retrieve the requested cache line as well as the subsequent cache line. (Default: Enabled)
&& Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) (Note 2)
Allows the BIOS to read the SPD data on XMP memory module(s) to enhance memory performance when
enabled.
Disabled
Disables this function. (Default)
Profile1
Uses Profile 1 settings.
(Note 2)
Profile2
Uses Profile 2 settings.
(Note 1) This item is present only when you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about
Intel® CPUs' unique features, please visit Intel's website.
(Note 2) This item is present only when you install a CPU and a memory module that support this feature.
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&& System Memory Multiplier
Allows you to set the system memory multiplier. Auto sets memory multiplier according to memory SPD
data. (Default: Auto)
&& Memory Ref Clock
Allows you to manually adjust the memory reference clock. (Default: Auto)
Enabled allows Qclk to run in odd frequency. (Default: Auto)
The first memory frequency value is the normal operating frequency of the memory being used; the second
is the memory frequency that is automatically adjusted according to the System Memory Multiplier settings.
&& Memory Odd Ratio(100/133 or 200/266)
&& Memory Frequency (MHz)
`` Advanced Memory Settings
&& Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) (Note ), System Memory Multiplier, Memory Ref Clock,
Memory Odd Ratio (100/133 or 200/266), Memory Frequency(MHz)
The settings above are synchronous to those under the same items on the Advanced Frequency Settings
menu.
&& Memory Boot Mode (Note)
Provides memory detection and training methods.
Auto
Lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default)
NormalThe
BIOS automatically performs memory training. Please note that if the system
becomes unstable or unbootable, try to clear the CMOS values and reset the board
to default values. (Refer to the introductions of the battery/clear CMOS jumper in
Chapter 1 for how to clear the CMOS values.)
Enable
Fast BootSkip memory detection and training in some specific criteria for faster memory
boot.
Disable
Fast Boot Detect and train memory at every single boot.
&& Memory Enhancement Settings
Provides several memory performance enhancement settings: Normal (basic performance), Relax OC,
Enhanced Stability, and Enhanced Performance. (Default: Normal)
&& Memory Timing Mode
Manual and Advanced Manual allows the Memory Multiplier Tweaker, Channel Interleaving, Rank
Interleaving, and memory timing settings below to be configurable. Options are: Auto (default), Manual,
Advanced Manual.
&& Profile DDR Voltage
When using a non-XMP memory module or Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) is set to Disabled, the value
is displayed according to your memory specification. When Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) is set to
Profile1 or Profile2, the value is displayed according to the SPD data on the XMP memory.
&& Memory Multiplier Tweaker
Provides different levels of memory auto-tuning. (Default: Auto)
Enables or disables memory channel interleaving. Enabled allows the system to simultaneously access
different channels of the memory to increase memory performance and stability. Auto lets the BIOS
automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& Channel Interleaving
(Note)
This item is present only when you install a CPU and a memory module that support this feature.
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&& Rank Interleaving
Enables or disables memory rank interleaving. Enabled allows the system to simultaneously access different
ranks of the memory to increase memory performance and stability. Auto lets the BIOS automatically
configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
`` Channel A/B Memory Sub Timings
This sub-menu provides memory timing settings for each channel of memory. The respective timing setting
screens are configurable only when Memory Timing Mode is set to Manual or Advanced Manual. Note: Your
system may become unstable or fail to boot after you make changes on the memory timings. If this occurs,
please reset the board to default values by loading optimized defaults or clearing the CMOS values.
`` Advanced Voltage Settings
`` Advanced Power Settings
&& CPU Vcore Loadline Calibration
Allows you to configure Load-Line Calibration for the CPU Vcore voltage. Selecting a higher level keeps
the CPU Vcore voltage more consistent with what is set in BIOS under heavy load. Auto lets the BIOS
automatically configure this setting and sets the voltage following Intel's specifications. (Default: Auto)
&& VAXG Loadline Calibration
Allows you to configure Load-Line Calibration for the CPU VAXG voltage. Selecting a higher level keeps
the CPU VAXG voltage more consistent with what is set in BIOS under heavy load. Auto lets the BIOS
automatically configure this setting and sets the voltage following Intel's specifications. (Default: Auto)
&& CPU Vcore Protection
Allows you to set the over-current protection level for the CPU Vcore voltage. The adjustable range is from
150.0mV to 400.0mV. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& CPU Vcore Current Protection
Allows you to set the over-current protection level for the CPU Vcore voltage.
Auto
Lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default)
Standard~ExtremeSelects
Standard, Low, Medium, High, Turbo, or Extreme which represents different
level of over-current protection for the CPU Vcore voltage.
&& VAXG Current Protection
ALLOWS YOU TO SET THE OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION LEVEL FOR THE CPU VAXG VOLTAGE.
Auto
Lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default)
Standard~ExtremeSelects
Standard, Low, Medium, High, Turbo, or Extreme which represents different
level of over-current protection for the CPU VAXG voltage.
&& PWM Phase Control
Allows you to automatically change the PWM phase according to the CPU load. The power-saving
levels are (from lowest to highest): eXm Perf (Extreme Performance ), High Perf (High Performance),
Perf (Performance), Balanced, Mid PWR (Mid Power), and Lite PWR (Light Power). Auto lets the BIOS
automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
&& VAXG Phase Control
Allows you to automatically change the PWM phase of the CPU VAXG voltage according to the CPU load.
The power-saving levels are (from lowest to highest): eXm Perf (Extreme Performance ), High Perf (High
Performance), Perf (Performance), Balanced, Mid PWR (Mid Power), and Lite PWR (Light Power). Auto
lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)
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`` CPU Core Voltage Control
This section provides CPU voltage control options.
`` Chipset Voltage Control
This section provides Chipset voltage control options.
`` DRAM Voltage Control
This section provides memory voltage control options.
`` PC Health Status
&& Reset Case Open Status
Disabled
Keeps or clears the record of previous chassis intrusion status. (Default)
Enabled
Clears the record of previous chassis intrusion status and the Case Open field will show
"No" at next boot.
&& Case Open
Displays the detection status of the chassis intrusion detection device attached to the motherboard CI
header. If the system chassis cover is removed, this field will show "Yes", otherwise it will show "No". To
clear the chassis intrusion status record, set Reset Case Open Status to Enabled, save the settings to
the CMOS, and then restart your system.
&& CPU Vcore/CPU VCCSA/DRAM Channel A/B Voltage/+3.3V/+5V/+12V/CPU VAXG
Displays the current system voltages.
`` Miscellaneous Settings
&& Max Link Speed
Allows you to set the operation mode of the PCI Express slots to Gen 1, Gen 2, or Gen 3. Actual operation
mode is subject to the hardware specification of each slot. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this
setting. (Default: Auto)
&& 3DMark01 Enhancement
Allows you to determine whether to enhance some legacy benchmark performance. (Default: Disabled)
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`` Smart Fan 5 Settings
&& Monitor
Allows you to select a target to monitor and to make further adjustment. (Default: CPU FAN)
Allows you to determine whether to enable the fan speed control function and adjust the fan speed.
Normal
Allows the fan to run at different speeds according to the temperature. You can adjust
the fan speed with System Information Viewer based on your system requirements.
(Default)
Silent
Allows the fan to run at slow speeds.
Manual
Allows you to control the fan speed in the curve graph.
Full
Speed
Allows the fan to run at full speeds.
&& Fan Speed Control
&& Fan Control Use Temperature Input
Allows you to select the reference temperature for fan speed control.
Allows you to select the temperature interval for fan speed change.
&& Temperature Interval
&& Fan Control Mode
AutoLets
the BIOS automatically detect the type of fan installed and sets the optimal control
mode. (Default)
Voltage
Voltage mode is recommended for a 3-pin fan.
PWM
PWM mode is recommended for a 4-pin fan.
&& Temperature
Displays the current temperature of the selected target area.
Displays current fan speeds.
Sets the warning threshold for temperature. When temperature exceeds the threshold, BIOS will emit
warning sound. Options are: Disabled (default), 60oC/140oF, 70oC/158oF, 80oC/176oF, 90oC/194oF.
&& Fan Speed
&& Temperature Warning Control
&& Fan Fail Warning
Allows the system to emit warning sound if the fan is not connected or fails. Check the fan condition or fan
connection when this occurs. (Default: Disabled)
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2-3System
This section provides information on your motherboard model and BIOS version. You can also select the default
language used by the BIOS and manually set the system time.
&& Access Level
Displays the current access level depending on the type of password protection used. (If no password is
set, the default will display as Administrator.) The Administrator level allows you to make changes to all
BIOS settings; the User level only allows you to make changes to certain BIOS settings but not all.
&& System Language
Selects the default language used by the BIOS.
Sets the system date. The date format is week (read-only), month, date, and year. Use <Enter> to switch
between the Month, Date, and Year fields and use the <Page Up> or <Page Down> key to set the desired
value.
&& System Date
&& System Time
Sets the system time. The time format is hour, minute, and second. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00. Use
<Enter> to switch between the Hour, Minute, and Second fields and use the <Page Up> or <Page Down>
key to set the desired value.
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2-4BIOS
&& Bootup NumLock State
Enables or disables Numlock feature on the numeric keypad of the keyboard after the POST. (Default: On)
Specifies whether a password is required every time the system boots, or only when you enter BIOS Setup.
After configuring this item, set the password(s) under the Administrator Password/User Password item.
Setup
A password is only required for entering the BIOS Setup program.
System
A password is required for booting the system and for entering the BIOS Setup program.
(Default)
&& Security Option
&& Full Screen LOGO Show
Allows you to determine whether to display the GIGABYTE Logo at system startup. Disabled skips the
GIGABYTE Logo when the system starts up. (Default: Enabled)
&& Boot Option Priorities
Specifies the overall boot order from the available devices. Removable storage devices that support GPT
format will be prefixed with "UEFI:" string on the boot device list. To boot from an operating system that
supports GPT partitioning, select the device prefixed with "UEFI:" string.
Or if you want to install an operating system that supports GPT partitioning such as Windows 7 64-bit, select
the optical drive that contains the Windows 7 64-bit installation disk and is prefixed with "UEFI:" string.
&& Hard Drive/CD/DVD ROM Drive/Floppy Drive/Network Device BBS Priorities
Specifies the boot order for a specific device type, such as hard drives, optical drives, floppy disk drives,
and devices that support Boot from LAN function, etc. Press <Enter> on this item to enter the submenu that
presents the devices of the same type that are connected. This item is present only if at least one device
for this type is installed.
&& Fast Boot
Enables or disables Fast Boot to shorten the OS boot process. Ultra Fast provides the fastest bootup
speed. (Default: Disabled)
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&& SATA Support
All
Sata DevicesAll SATA devices are functional in the operating system and during the POST.
(Default)
Last
Boot HDD OnlyExcept for the previous boot drive, all SATA devices are disabled before the OS
boot process completes.
This item is configurable only when Fast Boot is set to Enabled or Ultra Fast.
&& VGA Support
Allows you to select which type of operating system to boot.
Auto
Enables legacy option ROM only.
EFI
Driver
Enables EFI option ROM. (Default)
This item is configurable only when Fast Boot is set to Enabled or Ultra Fast.
&& USB Support
Disabled
All USB devices are disabled before the OS boot process completes.
Full
Initial
All USB devices are functional in the operating system and during the POST.
Partial
InitialPart of the USB devices are disabled before the OS boot process completes.
(Default)
This item is configurable only when Fast Boot is set to Enabled. This function is disabled when Fast Boot
is set to Ultra Fast.
&& PS2 Devices Support
Disabled
All PS/2 devices are disabled before the OS boot process completes.
Enabled
All PS/2 devices are functional in the operating system and during the POST.
(Default)
This item is configurable only when Fast Boot is set to Enabled. This function is disabled when Fast Boot
is set to Ultra Fast.
&& NetWork Stack Driver Support
Disabled
Disables booting from the network. (Default)
Enabled
Enables booting from the network.
This item is configurable only when Fast Boot is set to Enabled or Ultra Fast.
Normal
Boot
Enables normal bootup upon the return of the AC power. (Default)
Fast
Boot
Keeps the Fast Boot settings upon the return of the AC power.
This item is configurable only when Fast Boot is set to Enabled or Ultra Fast.
&& Next Boot After AC Power Loss
&& Mouse Speed
Allows you to set the mouse cursor movement speed. (Default: 1 X)
&& Windows 8/10 Features
Allows you to select the operating system to be installed. (Default: Other OS)
Enables or disables UEFI CSM (Compatibility Support Module) to support a legacy PC boot process.
Enabled
Enables UEFI CSM. (Default)
Disabled
Disables UEFI CSM and supports UEFI BIOS boot process only.
This item is configurable only when Windows 8/10 Features is set to Windows 8/10 or Windows 8/10
WHQL.
&& CSM Support
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&& LAN PXE Boot Option ROM
Allows you to select whether to enable the legacy option ROM for the LAN controller. (Default: Disabled)
This item is configurable only when CSM Support is set to Enabled.
&& Storage Boot Option Control
Allows you to select whether to enable the UEFI or legacy option ROM for the storage device controller.
Do
not launch
Disables option ROM.
Legacy
Enables legacy option ROM only. (Default)
UEFI
Enables UEFI option ROM only.
This item is configurable only when CSM Support is set to Enabled.
&& Other PCI devices
Allows you to select whether to enable the UEFI or Legacy option ROM for the PCI device controller other
than the LAN, storage device, and graphics controllers.
Do
not launch
Disables option ROM.
Legacy
Enables legacy option ROM only.
UEFI
Enables UEFI option ROM only. (Default)
This item is configurable only when CSM Support is set to Enabled.
&& Administrator Password
Allows you to configure an administrator password. Press <Enter> on this item, type the password, and
then press <Enter>. You will be requested to confirm the password. Type the password again and press
<Enter>. You must enter the administrator password (or user password) at system startup and when entering
BIOS Setup. Differing from the user password, the administrator password allows you to make changes to
all BIOS settings.
&& User Password
Allows you to configure a user password. Press <Enter> on this item, type the password, and then press
<Enter>. You will be requested to confirm the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>.
You must enter the administrator password (or user password) at system startup and when entering BIOS
Setup. However, the user password only allows you to make changes to certain BIOS settings but not all.
To cancel the password, press <Enter> on the password item and when requested for the password, enter
the correct one first. When prompted for a new password, press <Enter> without entering any password.
Press <Enter> again when prompted to confirm.
NOTE: Before setting the User Password, be sure to set the Administrator Password first.
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2-5Peripherals
&& CPU PCIE x16 Switch
Allows you to divide the bandwidth of the PCIEX16 slot. (Default: 1x16)
Specifies the first initiation of the monitor display from the installed PCI Express graphics card or the onboard
graphics.
IGFX
Sets the onboard graphics as the first display.
PCIe
1 Slot
Sets the graphics card on the PCIEX16 slot as the first display. (Default)
&& Initial Display Output
&& EZ RAID
Allows you to quickly set up a RAID array. Refer to Chapter 3, "Configuring a RAID Set," for instructions
on configuring a RAID array.
&& LED_C Connect
Enables or disables the lights of the RGB (RGBW) LED strip connected to the LED_C1 header on the
motherboard. (Default: Enabled)
&& RGB Fusion
Allows you to set the LED lighting mode for the motherboard.
Off
Disables this function.
Pulse
Mode All LEDs simultaneously fade in and fade out.
Color
Cycle
All LEDs simultaneously cycle through a full spectrum of colors.
Static
Mode All LEDs emit a single color. (Default)
Flash
Mode
All LEDs simultaneously flash on and off.
&& Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT)
Enables or disables Intel® PTT Technology. (Default: Disabled)
Enables or disables the Intel® Software Guard Extensions technology. This feature allows legal software
to operate in a safe environment and protects the software against attacks from malicious software. The
Software Controlled option allows you to enable or disable this feature with an Intel-provided application.
(Default: Software Controlled)
&& SW Guard Extensions (SGX)
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`` OffBoard SATA Controller Configuration
Displays information on your M.2 PCIe SSD if installed.
`` Trusted Computing
Enables or disables Trusted Platform Module (TPM).
`` Intel(R) Bios Guard Technology
Enables or disables the Intel® BIOS Guard feature, which protects the BIOS from malicious attacks.
`` Network Stack Configuration
&& Network Stack
Disables or enables booting from the network to install a GPT format OS, such as installing the OS from
the Windows Deployment Services server. (Default: Disabled)
&& Ipv4 PXE Support
Enables or disables IPv4 PXE Support. This item is configurable only when Network Stack is enabled.
Enables or disables HTTP boot support for IPv4. This item is configurable only when Network Stack is
enabled.
&& Ipv4 HTTP Support
&& Ipv6 PXE Support
Enables or disables IPv6 PXE Support. This item is configurable only when Network Stack is enabled.
Enables or disables HTTP boot support for IPv6. This item is configurable only when Network Stack is
enabled.
&& Ipv6 HTTP Support
&& PXE boot wait time
Allows you to configure how long to wait before you can press <Esc> to abort the PXE boot. This item is
configurable only when Network Stack is enabled. (Default: 0)
&& Media detect count
Allows you to set the number of times to check the presence of media. This item is configurable only when
Network Stack is enabled. (Default: 1)
`` NVMe Configuration
Displays information on your M.2 NVME PCIe SSD if installed.
`` USB Configuration
&& Legacy USB Support
Allows USB keyboard/mouse to be used in MS-DOS. (Default: Enabled)
Determines whether to enable XHCI Hand-off feature for an operating system without XHCI Hand-off
support. (Default: Disabled)
&& XHCI Hand-off
&& USB Mass Storage Driver Support
Enables or disables support for USB storage devices. (Default: Enabled)
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&& Port 60/64 Emulation
Enables or disables emulation of I/O ports 64h and 60h. This should be enabled for full legacy support
for USB keyboards/mice in MS-DOS or in operating system that does not natively support USB devices.
(Default: Enabled)
&& Mass Storage Devices
Displays a list of connected USB mass storage devices. This item appears only when a USB storage device
is installed.
`` SATA And RST Configuration
&& SATA Controller(s)
Enables or disables the integrated SATA controllers. (Default: Enabled)
Enables or disables RAID for the SATA controllers integrated in the Chipset or configures the SATA controllers
to AHCI mode.
Intel
RST Premium With Intel Optane System Acceleration
Enables RAID for the SATA controller.
AHCI
Configures the SATA controllers to AHCI mode. Advanced Host Controller Interface
(AHCI) is an interface specification that allows the storage driver to enable advanced
Serial ATA features such as Native Command Queuing and hot plug. (Default)
&& SATA Mode Selection
&& Aggressive LPM Support
Enables or disables the power saving feature, ALPM (Aggressive Link Power Management), for the Chipset
SATA controllers. (Default: Enabled)
&& Port 0/1/2/3
Enables or disables each SATA port. (Default: Enabled)
Enables or disable the hot plug capability for each SATA port. (Default: Disabled)
Enables or disables support for external SATA devices.
&& Hot plug
&& Configured as eSATA
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2-6Chipset
&& VT-d (Note)
Enables or disables Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O. (Default: Enabled)
Enables or disables the onboard graphics function. (Default: Auto)
Allows you to set the onboard graphics memory size. Options are: 32M~1024M. (Default: 32M)
Allows you to allocate the DVMT memory size of the onboard graphics. Options are: 128M, 256M, MAX.
(Default: 256M)
&& Internal Graphics
&& DVMT Pre-Allocated
&& DVMT Total Gfx Mem
&& Audio Controller
Enables or disables the onboard audio function. (Default: Enabled)
If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in audio card instead of using the onboard audio, set this item to
Disabled.
&& PCH LAN Controller
Enables or disables the onboard LAN function. (Default: Enabled)
If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in network card instead of using the onboard LAN, set this item to
Disabled.
&& Wake on LAN Enable
Enables or disables the wake on LAN function. (Default: Enabled)
Enables or disables High Precision Event Timer (HPET) in the operating system. (Default: Enabled)
Enables or disables this function. (Default: Enabled)
&& High Precision Timer
&& IOAPIC 24-119 Entries
(Note)
This item is present only when you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about
Intel® CPUs' unique features, please visit Intel's website.
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2-7Power
&& Platform Power Management
Enables or disables the Active State Power Management function (ASPM). (Default: Disabled)
Allows you to configure the ASPM mode for the device connected to the CPU PEG bus. This item is
configurable only when Platform Power Management is set to Enabled. (Default: Enabled)
&& PEG ASPM
&& PCH ASPM
Allows you to configure the ASPM mode for the device connected to Chipset's PCI Express bus. This item
is configurable only when Platform Power Management is set to Enabled. (Default: Enabled)
&& DMI ASPM
Allows you to configure the ASPM mode for both CPU side and Chipset side of the DMI link. This item is
configurable only when Platform Power Management is set to Enabled. (Default: Enabled)
&& AC BACK
Determines the state of the system after the return of power from an AC power loss.
Always
OffThe system stays off upon the return of the AC power. (Default)
Always
On
The system is turned on upon the return of the AC power.
Memory
The system returns to its last known awake state upon the return of the AC power.
&& Power On By Keyboard
Allows the system to be turned on by a PS/2 keyboard wake-up event.
Note: To use this function, you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Disabled
Disables this function. (Default)
Any
Key
Press any key to turn on the system.
Keyboard
98 Press POWER button on the Windows 98 keyboard to turn on the system.
Password
Set a password with 1~5 characters to turn on the system.
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&& Power On Password
Set the password when Power On By Keyboard is set to Password.
Press <Enter> on this item and set a password with up to 5 characters and then press <Enter> to accept.
To turn on the system, enter the password and press <Enter>.
Note: To cancel the password, press <Enter> on this item. When prompted for the password, press <Enter>
again without entering the password to clear the password settings.
&& Power On By Mouse
Allows the system to be turned on by a PS/2 mouse wake-up event.
Note: To use this function, you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Disabled
Disables this function. (Default)
Move
Move the mouse to turn on the system.
Double
Click Double click on left button on the mouse to turn on the system.
&& ErP
Determines whether to let the system consume least power in S5 (shutdown) state. (Default: Disabled)
Note: When this item is set to Enabled, the following functions will become unavailable: Resume by Alarm,
PME event wake up, power on by mouse, power on by keyboard, and wake on LAN.
&& Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
Configures the way to turn off the computer in MS-DOS mode using the power button.
Instant-Off
Press the power button and then the system will be turned off instantly. (Default)
Delay
4 Sec.Press and hold the power button for 4 seconds to turn off the system. If the power button
is pressed for less than 4 seconds, the system will enter suspend mode.
&& Power Loading
Enables or disables dummy load. When the power supply is at low load, a self-protection will activate causing
it to shutdown or fail. If this occurs, please set to Enabled. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this
setting. (Default: Auto)
&& Resume by Alarm
Determines whether to power on the system at a desired time. (Default: Disabled)
If enabled, set the date and time as following:
Wake
up day: Turn on the system at a specific time on each day or on a specific day in a month.
Wake
up hour/minute/second: Set the time at which the system will be powered on automatically.
Note: When using this function, avoid inadequate shutdown from the operating system or removal of the
AC power, or the settings may not be effective.
&& RC6(Render Standby)
Allows you to determine whether to let the onboard graphics enter standby mode to decrease power
consumption. (Default: Enabled)
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2-8 Save & Exit
&& Save & Exit Setup
Press <Enter> on this item and select Yes. This saves the changes to the CMOS and exits the BIOS Setup
program. Select No or press <Esc> to return to the BIOS Setup Main Menu.
&& Exit Without Saving
Press <Enter> on this item and select Yes. This exits the BIOS Setup without saving the changes made
in BIOS Setup to the CMOS. Select No or press <Esc> to return to the BIOS Setup Main Menu.
&& Load Optimized Defaults
Press <Enter> on this item and select Yes to load the optimal BIOS default settings. The BIOS defaults
settings help the system to operate in optimum state. Always load the Optimized defaults after updating
the BIOS or after clearing the CMOS values.
&& Boot Override
Allows you to select a device to boot immediately. Press <Enter> on the device you select and select Yes
to confirm. Your system will restart automatically and boot from that device.
&& Save Profiles
This function allows you to save the current BIOS settings to a profile. You can create up to 8 profiles and
save as Setup Profile 1~ Setup Profile 8. Press <Enter> to complete. Or you can select Select File in
HDD/FDD/USB to save the profile to your storage device.
&& Load Profiles
If your system becomes unstable and you have loaded the BIOS default settings, you can use this function
to load the BIOS settings from a profile created before, without the hassles of reconfiguring the BIOS
settings. First select the profile you wish to load and then press <Enter> to complete. You can select Select
File in HDD/FDD/USB to input the profile previously created from your storage device or load the profile
automatically created by the BIOS, such as reverting the BIOS settings to the last settings that worked
properly (last known good record).
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Chapter 3 Appendix
3-1 Configuring a RAID Set
RAID Levels
Minimum
Number of Hard
Drives
Array Capacity
Fault Tolerance
RAID 0
≥2
RAID 1
2
RAID 5
≥3
RAID 10
4
Number of hard
drives * Size of the
smallest drive
No
Size of the smallest
drive
(Number of hard
drives -1) * Size of
the smallest drive
Yes
(Number of hard
drives/2) * Size of the
smallest drive
Yes
Yes
Before you begin, please prepare the following items:
•• At least two SATA hard drives or SSDs.(Note 1) (To ensure optimal performance, it is recommended that you
use two hard drives with identical model and capacity).(Note 2)
•• Windows setup disk.
•• Motherboard driver disk.
•• A USB thumb drive.
Configuring the Onboard SATA Controller
A. Installing SATA hard drive(s) in your computer
Install the hard drives/SSDs in the Intel® Chipset controlled connectors on the motherboard. Then connect the
power connectors from your power supply to the hard drives.
B. Configuring SATA controller mode in BIOS Setup
Make sure to configure the SATA controller mode correctly in system BIOS Setup.
Steps:
1. Go to Peripherals\SATA And RST Configuration, make sure SATA Controller(s) is enabled. To create
RAID, set SATA Mode Selection to Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane System Acceleration. Then
save the settings and restart your computer.
2. To use the EZ RAID feature, follow the steps in "C-1." To configure UEFI RAID, follow the steps in "C-2." To
enter the legacy RAID ROM, refer to "C-3" for more information. Finally, save the settings and exit BIOS Setup.
The BIOS Setup menus described in this section may differ from the exact settings for your motherboard.
The actual BIOS Setup menu options you will see shall depend on the motherboard you have and
the BIOS version.
C-1. Using EZ RAID
GIGABYTE motherboards provide you with the EZ RAID feature, allowing you to quickly configure a RAID
array with simplified steps.
Steps:
1. After restarting the computer, enter the BIOS Setup and go to Peripherals. Press <Enter> on the EZ RAID
item. Select the type of hard drives you use for RAID in the Type tab and then press <Enter>.
2. Go to the Mode tab to select a RAID level. RAID levels supported include RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID
5 (the selections available depend on the number of the hard drives being installed). Then press <Enter> to
move to the Create tab. Click Proceed to begin.
3. After completing, you'll be brought back to the Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology screen. Under RAID
Volumes you can see the new RAID volume. To see more detailed information, press <Enter> on the volume
to check for information on RAID level, stripe block size, array name, and array capacity, etc.
(Note 1) An M.2 PCIe SSD cannot be used to set up a RAID set either with an M.2 SATA SSD or a SATA hard drive.
(Note 2) Refer to "1-7 Internal Connectors," for the installation notices for the M.2 and SATA connectors.
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C-2. UEFI RAID Configuration
Only Windows 10/8.1 64-bit supports UEFI RAID configuration.
Steps:
1. In BIOS Setup, go to BIOS and set Windows 8/10 Features to Windows 8/10 and CSM Support to Disabled.
Save the changes and exit BIOS Setup.
2. After the system reboot, enter BIOS Setup again. Then enter the Peripherals\Intel(R) Rapid Storage
Technology sub-menu.
3. On the Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology menu, press <Enter> on Create RAID Volume to enter the
Create RAID Volume screen. Enter a volume name with 1~16 letters (letters cannot be special characters)
under the Name item and press <Enter>. Then, select a RAID level. RAID levels supported include RAID 0,
RAID 1, Recovery, RAID 10, and RAID 5 (the selections available depend on the number of the hard drives
being installed). Next, use the down arrow key to move to Select Disks.
4. Under Select Disks item, select the hard drives to be included in the RAID array. Press the <Space> key
on the hard drives to be selected (selected hard drives are marked with "X"). Then set the stripe block size.
The stripe block size can be set from 4 KB to 128 KB. Once you have selected the stripe block size, set the
volume capacity.
5. After setting the capacity, move to Create Volume and press <Enter> to begin.
6. After completing, you'll be brought back to the Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology screen. Under RAID
Volumes you can see the new RAID volume. To see more detailed information, press <Enter> on the volume
to check for information on RAID level, stripe block size, array name, and array capacity, etc.
C-3. Configuring Legacy RAID ROM
Enter the Intel® legacy RAID BIOS setup utility to configure a RAID array. Skip this step and proceed with the
installation of Windows operating system for a non-RAID configuration.
Steps:
1. In BIOS Setup, go to BIOS and set CSM Support to Enabled and Storage Boot Option Control to Legacy.
Save the changes and exit BIOS Setup. After the POST memory test begins and before the operating system
boot begins, look for a message which says "Press <Ctrl-I> to enter Configuration Utility". Press <Ctrl> + <I>
to enter the RAID Configuration Utility.
2. After you press <Ctrl> + <I>, the MAIN MENU screen will appear. If you want to create a RAID array, select
Create RAID Volume in MAIN MENU and press <Enter>.
3. After entering the CREATE VOLUME MENU screen, enter a volume name with 1~16 letters (letters cannot
be special characters) under the Name item and press <Enter>. Then, select a RAID level. RAID levels
supported include RAID 0, RAID 1, Recovery, RAID 10, and RAID 5 (the selections available depend on the
number of the hard drives being installed). Press <Enter> to proceed.
4. Under Disks item, select the hard drives to be included in the RAID array. If only two hard drives are installed,
they will be automatically assigned to the array. Set the stripe block size if necessary. The stripe block size
can be set from 4 KB to 128 KB. Once you have selected the stripe block size, press <Enter>.
5. Enter the array capacity and press <Enter>. Finally press <Enter> on the Create Volume item to begin
creating the RAID array. When prompted to confirm whether to create this volume, press <Y> to confirm or
<N> to cancel.
6. When completed, you can see detailed information about the RAID array in the DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION
section, including the RAID level, stripe block size, array name, and array capacity, etc. To exit the RAID
BIOS utility, press <Esc> or select 6. Exit in MAIN MENU.
Please visit GIGABYTE's website for details on configuring a RAID array.
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Installing the SATA RAID/AHCI Driver and Operating System
With the correct BIOS settings, you are ready to install the operating system.
Installing the Operating System
As some operating systems already include Intel® SATA RAID/AHCI driver, you do not need to install separate
RAID/AHCI driver during the Windows installation process. After the operating system is installed, we recommend
that you install all required drivers from the motherboard driver disk using "Xpress Install" to ensure system
performance and compatibility. If the operating system to be installed requires that you provide additional SATA
RAID/AHCI driver during the OS installation process, please refer to the steps below:
1. Copy the IRST folder under \Boot in the driver disk to your USB thumb drive.
2. Boot from the Windows setup disk and perform standard OS installation steps. When the screen requesting
you to load the driver appears, select Browse.
3. Insert the USB thumb drive and then browse to the location of the driver. The locations of the drivers are
as follows:
Windows 32-bit: \iRST\f6flpy-x86
Windows 64-bit: \iRST\f6flpy-x64
4. When a screen as shown, select Intel Chipset SATA RAID Controller and click Next to load the driver and
continue the OS installation.
3-2 Drivers Installation
•• Before installing the drivers, first install the operating system. (The following instructions use
Windows 10 as the example operating system.)
•• After installing the operating system, insert the motherboard driver disk into your optical drive. Click
on the message "Tap to choose what happens with this disc" on the top-right corner of the screen
and select "Run Run.exe." (Or go to My Computer, double-click the optical drive and execute the
Run.exe program.)
"Xpress Install" will automatically scan your system and then list all of the drivers that are recommended to
install. You can click the Xpress Install button and "Xpress Install" will install all of the selected drivers. Or click
the arrow
icon to individually install the drivers you need.
Please visit GIGABYTE's website for
more software information.
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Please visit GIGABYTE's website
for details on configuring the audio
software.
FCC Notice (U.S.A. Only)
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates and radiates radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance
with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
•• Consult a dealer or experienced TV/radio technician for help.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful:
The Interference Handbook.
This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.20402. Stock No.004000-00345-4
Notice for 5GHz
Operations in the 5.15-5.25GHz band are restricted to indoor usage only. (For 5GHz only)
RF exposure statement
The product comply with the FCC portable RF exposure limit set forth for an uncontrolled environment and are
safe for intended operation as described in this manual. The further RF exposure reduction can be achieved if
the product can be kept as far as possible from the user body or set the device to lower output power if such
function is available.
CAUTION:
The manufacturer is not responsible for any interference caused by unauthorized
modifications and/or use of unauthorized antennas.
Such changes and/or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance of this device could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
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Canada-Industry Canada (IC):
This device complies with Canadian RSS-210.
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of
the device.
Ce dispositif est conforme à la norme CNR-210 d'Industrie Canada applicable aux appareils radio exempts de
licence. Son fonctionnement est sujet aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) le dispositif ne doit pas produire de brouillage préjudiciable, et
(2) ce dispositif doit accepter tout brouillage reçu, y compris un brouillage susceptible de provoquer un
fonctionnement indésirable.
Notice for 5GHz:
Caution :
(i) the device for operation in the band 5150-5250 MHz is only for indoor use to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems;
(ii) the maximum antenna gain permitted for devices in the bands 5250-5350 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz shall
comply with the e.i.r.p. limit; and
(iii) the maximum antenna gain permitted for devices in the band 5725-5825 MHz shall comply with the e.i.r.p.
limits specified for point-to-point and non point-to-point operation as appropriate.
(iv) Users should also be advised that high-power radars are allocated as primary users (i.e. priority users)
of the bands 5250-5350 MHz and 5650-5850 MHz and that these radars could cause interference and/or
damage to LE-LAN devices.
Avertissement:
Le guide d'utilisation des dispositifs pour réseaux locaux doit inclure des instructions précises sur les restrictions
susmentionnées, notamment :
(i) les dispositifs fonctionnant dans la bande 5 150-5 250 MHz sont réservés uniquement pour une utilisation à
l’intérieur afin de réduire les risques de brouillage préjudiciable aux systèmes de satellites mobiles utilisant
les mêmes canaux;
(ii) le gain maximal d’antenne permis pour les dispositifs utilisant les bandes 5 250-5 350 MHz et 5 470-5 725
MHz doit se conformer à la limite de p.i.r.e.;
(iii) le gain maximal d’antenne permis (pour les dispositifs utilisant la bande 5 725-5 825 MHz) doit se conformer
à la limite de p.i.r.e. spécifiée pour l’exploitation point à point et non point à point, selon le cas.
(iv) De plus, les utilisateurs devraient aussi être avisés que les utilisateurs de radars de haute puissance sont
désignés utilisateurs principaux (c.-à-d., qu’ils ont la priorité) pour les bandes 5 250-5 350 MHz et 5 650-5
850 MHz et que ces radars pourraient causer du brouillage et/ou des dommages aux dispositifs LAN-EL.
Radiation Exposure Statement:
The product comply with the Canada portable RF exposure limit set forth for an uncontrolled environment and
are safe for intended operation as described in this manual. The further RF exposure reduction can be achieved
if the product can be kept as far as possible from the user body or set the device to lower output power if such
function is available.
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European Community Directive R&TTE Directive Compliance Statement:
This equipment complies with all the requirements and other relevant provisions of Radio Equipment Directive
2014/53/EU.
This equipment is suitable for home and office use in all the European Community Member States and EFTA
Member States.
The low band 5.15 -5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
Restrictions d'utilisation en France:
Pour la France métropolitaine
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (Canaux 1à 13) autorisé en usage intérieur
2.400 - 2.454 GHz (canaux 1 à 7) autorisé en usage extérieur
Pour la Guyane et la Réunion
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (Canaux 1à 13) autorisé en usage intérieur
2.420 - 2.4835 GHz (canaux 5 à 13) autorisé en usage extérieur
Notice for Italy:
The use of these equipments is regulated by:
1.D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, article 104 (activity subject to general authorization) for outdoor use and article
105 (free use) for indoor use, in both cases for private use.
2.D.M. 28.5.03, for supply to public of RLAN access to networks and telecom services. L’uso degli apparati
è regolamentato da:
1.D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, articoli 104 (attività soggette ad autorizzazione generale) se utilizzati al di fuori
del proprio fondo e 105 (libero uso) se utilizzati entro il proprio fondo, in entrambi i casi per uso private.
2. D.M. 28.5.03, per la fornitura al pubblico dell’accesso R-LAN alle reti e ai servizi di telecomunicazioni.
Taiwan NCC Wireless Statements / 無線設備警告聲明:
低功率電波輻射性電機管理辦法
第十二條: 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻
率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性及功能。
第十四條: 低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現有干擾現象時,應立
即停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線
電通信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之
干擾。
在5.25-5.35秭赫頻帶內操作之無線資訊傳輸設備,限於室內使用。
Korea KCC NCC Wireless Statement:
5,25 GHz - 5,35 GHz 대역을 사용하는 무선 장치는 실내에서만 사용하도록 제한됩니다。
Japan Wireless Statement:
5.15GHz帯 ~ 5.35GHz帯: 屋内のみの使用。
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Regulatory Statements
Regulatory Notices
This document must not be copied without our written permission, and the contents there of must not be imparted
to a third party nor be used for any unauthorized purpose.
Contravention will be prosecuted. We believe that the information contained herein was accurate in all respects
at the time of printing. GIGABYTE cannot, however, assume any responsibility for errors or omissions in this text.
Also note that the information in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be construed
as a commitment by GIGABYTE.
Our Commitment to Preserving the Environment
In addition to high-efficiency performance, all GIGABYTE motherboards fulfill European Union regulations
for RoHS (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and WEEE
(Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) environmental directives, as well as most major worldwide safety
requirements. To prevent releases of harmful substances into the environment and to maximize the use of our
natural resources, GIGABYTE provides the following information on how you can responsibly recycle or reuse
most of the materials in your "end of life" product.
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive Statement
GIGABYTE products have not intended to add and safe from hazardous substances (Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr+6, PBDE
and PBB). The parts and components have been carefully selected to meet RoHS requirement. Moreover, we at
GIGABYTE are continuing our efforts to develop products that do not use internationally banned toxic chemicals.
Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive Statement
GIGABYTE will fulfill the national laws as interpreted from the 2002/96/EC WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment) directive. The WEEE Directive specifies the treatment, collection, recycling and disposal of electric
and electronic devices and their components. Under the Directive, used equipment must be marked, collected
separately, and disposed of properly.
WEEE Symbol Statement
The symbol shown below is on the product or on its packaging, which indicates that this product
must not be disposed of with other waste. Instead, the device should be taken to the waste collection
centers for activation of the treatment, collection, recycling and disposal procedure. The separate
collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural
resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment.
For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your
local government office, your household waste disposal service or where you purchased the product for details
of environmentally safe recycling.
ŠŠ When your electrical or electronic equipment is no longer useful to you, "take it back" to your local or regional
waste collection administration for recycling.
ŠŠ If you need further assistance in recycling, reusing in your "end of life" product, you may contact us at the
Customer Care number listed in your product's user's manual and we will be glad to help you with your effort.
Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the
energy-saving features of this product (where applicable), recycling the inner and outer packaging (including
shipping containers) this product was delivered in, and by disposing of or recycling used batteries properly.
With your help, we can reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce electrical and electronic
equipment, minimize the use of landfills for the disposal of "end of life" products, and generally improve our
quality of life by ensuring that potentially hazardous substances are not released into the environment and are
disposed of properly.
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Contact Us
GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
Address: No.6, Baoqiang Rd., Xindian Dist., New Taipei City 231, Taiwan
TEL: +886-2-8912-4000, FAX: +886-2-8912-4005
Tech. and Non-Tech. Support (Sales/Marketing) : http://esupport.gigabyte.com
WEB address (English): http://www.gigabyte.com
WEB address (Chinese): http://www.gigabyte.tw
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To submit a technical or non-technical (Sales/Marketing) question, please link to:
http://esupport.gigabyte.com
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