Z270M Extreme4
Version 1.0
Published October 2016
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
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1.1 1
Package Contents
1.2 Specifications
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
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1.4 I/O Panel
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Chapter 2 Installation
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2.1 13
Installing the CPU
2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
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2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
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2.5 Jumpers Setup
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2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
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2.7 SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
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2.7.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.7.2 Driver Installation and Setup
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2.8 CrossFireX TM and Quad CrossFireX TM Operation Guide
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2.8.1 Installing Two CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.8.2 Driver Installation and Setup
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2.9 M.2 WiFi/BT Module Installation Guide
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2.10 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
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Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation 37
3.1 37
Installing Drivers
3.2 A-Tuning
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3.2.1 Installing A-Tuning
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3.2.2 Using A-Tuning
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3.3 ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
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3.3.1 UI Overview
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3.3.2 Apps
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3.3.3 BIOS & Drivers
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3.3.4 Setting
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3.4 Enabling USB Ports for Windows® 7 Installation
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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
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4.1 50
Introduction
4.2 EZ Mode
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4.3 Advanced Mode
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4.3.1 UEFI Menu Bar
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4.3.2 Navigation Keys
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4.4 Main Screen
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4.5 OC Tweaker Screen
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4.6 Advanced Screen
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4.6.1 CPU Configuration
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4.6.2 Chipset Configuration
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4.6.3 Storage Configuration
69
4.6.4 Intel® Thunderbolt™ 70
4.6.5 Super IO Configuration
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4.6.6 ACPI Configuration
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4.6.7 USB Configuration
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4.6.8 Trusted Computing
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4.7 Tools
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4.8 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
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4.9 Security Screen
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4.10 Boot Screen
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4.11 Exit Screen
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Z270M Extreme4
Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock Z270M Extreme4 motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control.
It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s
commitment to quality and endurance.
In this documentation, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the
motherboard and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation
guide of the software and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the configuration guide of
the BIOS setup.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be updated, the
content of this documentation will be subject to change without notice. In case any
modifications of this documentation occur, the updated version will be available on
ASRock’s website without further notice. If you require technical support related to
this motherboard, please visit our website for specific information about the model
you are using. You may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support list on ASRock’s
website as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com.
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock Z270M Extreme4 Motherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor)
ASRock Z270M Extreme4 Quick Installation Guide
ASRock Z270M Extreme4 Support CD
1 x I/O Panel Shield
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_1S Card (Optional)
3 x Screws for M.2 Sockets (Optional)
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1.2 Specifications
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Platform
• Micro ATX Form Factor
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• Supports 7 and 6 Generation Intel® Core i7/i5/i3/
Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151)
• Digi Power design
• 6 Power Phase design
• Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
• Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
• Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
• Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine II
Chipset
• Intel® Z270
Memory
• Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
• 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR4 3600+(OC)*/3200(OC)/2933(OC)/2800
(OC)/2400**/2133 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
* Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock's website for
more information. (http://www.asrock.com/)
** 7th Gen Intel® CPU supports DDR4 up to 2400; 6th Gen Intel®
CPU supports DDR4 up to 2133.
• Supports ECC UDIMM memory modules (operate in nonECC mode)
• Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 2.0
• 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
Expansion
Slot
• 3 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE3/PCIE4: single
at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x8 (PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3); triple at x8
(PCIE1) / x8 (PCIE3) / x4 (PCIE4))*
* Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
• 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slot (Flexible PCIe)
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• Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX and CrossFireX
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• Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLI and SLI
• 1 x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT module
• 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE1)
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Audio
• Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs
can be supported only with processors which are GPU
integrated.
• Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick
Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full
HW Encode1, Intel® InTruTM 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD
Technology, Intel® InsiderTM, Intel® HD Graphics
• Gen9 LP, DX11.3, DX12
• HWAEncode/Decode: VP8, HEVC 8b, VP9, HEVC 10b (For
7th Gen Intel® CPU)
• HWA Encode/Decode: VP8 , HEVC 8b; GPU/SWEncode/
Decode: VP9, HEVC 10b (For 6th Gen Intel® CPU)
• Max. shared memory 1024MB
* The size of maximum shared memory may vary from different
operating systems.
• Three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
• Supports Triple Monitor
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K
(4096x2160) @ 24Hz / (3840x2160) @ 30Hz
• Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
• Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
• Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and
HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant
HDMI monitor is required)
• Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
• Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D
and HDMI Ports
• 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek
ALC1220 Audio Codec)
• Premium Blu-ray Audio support
• Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
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• Supports Purity Sound 4
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 120dB SNR DAC with Differential Amplifier
- TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Amplifier for Front Panel
Audio Connector (Supports up to 600 Ohm headsets)
- Pure Power-In
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- Direct Drive Technology
- PCB Isolate Shielding
- Impedance Sensing on Front Out port
- Individual PCB Layers for R/L Audio Channel
• Supports DTS Connect
Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Giga PHY Intel® I219V
Supports Wake-On-LAN
Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection)
• Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
• Supports PXE
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1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x D-Sub Port
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM2142)
(Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM2142)
(Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® Z270) (Supports ESD Protection
(ASRock Full Spike Protection))
1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in /
Front Speaker / Microphone
• 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology
15 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and
Hot Plug*
* If M2_1 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_5 will
be disabled.
* If M2_2 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_0 will
be disabled.
Z270M Extreme4
• 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports type
2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2
PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
• 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports type
2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2
PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
** Supports Intel® OptaneTM Technology
** Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
** Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
• 1 x COM Port Header
• 1 x TPM Header
• 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
• 1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
• 1 x AURA RGB LED Header
• 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
* The CPU Fan Connector supports the CPU fan of maximum
1A (12W) fan power.
• 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin)
(Smart Fan Speed Control)
* The CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water cooler
fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.
• 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
• 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin)
(Smart Fan Speed Control)
* The Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan supports the water
cooler fan of maximum 1.5A (18W) fan power.
* CPU_OPT/W_PUMP, CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 and CHA_
FAN3/W_PUMP can auto detect if 3-pin or 4-pin fan is in use.
• 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
• 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
• 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector (15μ Gold Audio Connector)
• 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector (5-pin)
• 1 x Thunderbolt AIC Connector (10-pin)
* Only one Thunderbolt AIC Card is supported.
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• 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Intel® Z270)
(Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
• 2 x USB 3.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (ASMedia
ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection))
• 1 x Vertical Type A USB 3.0 (Intel® Z270)
AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
ACPI 6.0 Compliant wake up events
SMBIOS 2.7 Support
CPU, GT_CPU, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCST,
VCCSA, VCCPLL Voltage Multi-adjustment
BIOS
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• CPU / Chassis / CPU Optional/Water Pump / Chassis Optional/Water Pump temperature sensing
• CPU / Chassis / CPU Optional/Water Pump / Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Tachometer
• CPU / Chassis / CPU Optional/Water Pump / Chassis Optional/Water Pump Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed
by CPU temperature)
• CPU / Chassis / CPU Optional/Water Pump / Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan multi-speed control
• CASE OPEN detection
• Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM,
VPPM, PCH 1.0V, VCCSA, VCCST
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• Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit (For 7 Gen Intel® CPU)
• Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64bit (For 6th Gen Intel® CPU)
* To install Windows® 7 OS, a modified installation disk with
xHCI drivers packed into the ISO file is required. Please refer to
page 47 for more detailed instructions.
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* For the updated Windows® 10 driver, please visit ASRock’s
website for details: http://www.asrock.com
Certifications
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• FCC, CE, WHQL, RCM, BSMI
• ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
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* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
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Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including
adjusting the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using
third-party overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system’s stability, or
even cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done
at your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
RoHS
CPU_OPT/W_PUMP
1
RGB_LED
USB3_5_6
USB3_7_8
ATXPWR1
DDR4_B2 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
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CT2
CT1
SATA3_5
CT3
Ultra M.2
CT4
M2_2
NUT1
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PCIe Gen3 x4
CHA_FAN1
M2_3
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Top:
Central/Bass
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
USB3_9
1
SATA3_4
DDR4_B1 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
Top:
RJ-45
DDR4_A1 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
Optane Ready
USB 3.0
T: USB3
B: USB4
DDR4_A2 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
HDMI1
USB 3.1
T: USB31_TA_1
B: USB31_TC_1
Vertical
Type A USB
PS2
Keyboard
/Mouse
USB 3.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
CPU_FAN1
ATX12V1
SATA3_0_1
Intel
Z270
CMOS
Battery
PCIE2
SATA3_2_3
PCIE1
CT4
CT3
CT2
PCIE4
M2_1
PCIE3
CT1
BIOS
ROM
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HD_AUDIO1
T B2
T B1
COM1
CHA_FAN3/W_PUMP
1
1
1
1
USB3_4
TPMS1
1
SPK_PLED1
1
1
CHA_FAN2
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PLED PWRBTN
CI1
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HDLED RESET
PANEL1
CLRMOS1
USB1_2
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ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
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CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
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CPU Fan / Waterpump Fan Connector (CPU_OPT/W_PUMP)
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2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_A1, DDR4_B1)
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2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_A2, DDR4_B2)
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AURA RGB LED Header (RGB_LED)
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ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_5_6)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_7_8)
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Vertical Type A USB 3.0 (USB3_9)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_5)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_4)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_3)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_0)
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Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRMOS1)
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
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Power LED and Speaker Header (SPK_PLED1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN2)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB3_4)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB1_2)
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Chassis Intrusion Header (CI1)
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TPM Header (TPMS1)
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Chassis Fan / Waterpump Fan Connector (CHA_FAN3/W_PUMP)
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COM Port Header (COM1)
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Thunderbolt AIC Connector (TB2)
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Thunderbolt AIC Connector (TB1)
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Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
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1.4 I/O Panel
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PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
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Optical SPDIF Out Port
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D-Sub Port
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_34)
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LAN RJ-45 Port*
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USB 3.1 Type-A Port (USB31_TA_1)
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Central / Bass (Orange)
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USB 3.1 Type-C Port (USB31_TC_1)
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Rear Speaker (Black)
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HDMI Port
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Line In (Light Blue)
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DVI-D Port
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Front Speaker (Lime)**
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_12)
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Microphone (Pink)
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* There are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
LAN Port
Activity / Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
Blinking
On
No Link
Data Activity
Link
Off
Orange
Green
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
** If you use a 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. See the table below
for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
Audio Output
Channels
Front Speaker
(No. 7)
Rear Speaker
(No. 5)
Central / Bass
(No. 4)
Line In
(No. 6)
2
4
6
8
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To enable Multi-Streaming, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the
front panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find the “Mixer”
tool on your system. Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback
multi-streaming”, and click “ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then
you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA Primary output” to use the Rear Speaker,
Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use
the front panel audio.
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Chapter 2 Installation
This is a Micro ATX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard,
study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
• Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard
components. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries and damages to motherboard
components.
• In order to avoid damage from static electricity to the motherboard’s components,
NEVER place your motherboard directly on a carpet. Also remember to use a grounded
wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle the components.
• Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
• Whenever you uninstall any components, place them on a grounded anti-static pad or
in the bag that comes with the components.
• When placing screws to secure the motherboard to the chassis, please do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
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2.1 Installing the CPU
1. Before you insert the 1151-Pin CPU into the socket, please check if the PnP cap
is on the socket, if the CPU surface is unclean, or if there are any bent pins in the
socket. Do not force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found.
Otherwise, the CPU will be seriously damaged.
2. Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
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Please save and replace the cover if the processor is removed. The cover must be
placed if you wish to return the motherboard for after service.
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2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
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2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides four 288-pin DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology.
1. For dual channel configuration, you always need to install identical (the same
brand, speed, size and chip-type) DDR4 DIMM pairs.
2. It is unable to activate Dual Channel Memory Technology with only one or three
memory module installed.
3. It is not allowed to install a DDR, DDR2 or DDR3 memory module into a DDR4
slot; otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
Dual Channel Memory Configuration
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DDR4_A1
DDR4_A2
DDR4_B1
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
DDR4_B2
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent damage to
the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot at incorrect
orientation.
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
There are 4 PCI Express slots on the motherboard.
Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is
switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the documentation of the
expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card before you start
the installation.
PCIe slots:
PCIE1 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIe 3.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width cards.
PCIE3 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE4 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x4 lane width graphics cards.
PCIe Slot Configurations
PCIE1
PCIE3
Single Graphics Card
x16
N/A
Two Graphics Cards in
CrossFireXTM or SLITM
Mode
x8
x8
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For a better thermal environment, please connect a chassis fan to the motherboard’s
chassis fan connector (CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 or CHA_FAN3 ) when using multiple graphics cards.
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2.5 Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
the pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is placed on the pins, the jumper
is “Open”. The illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short”
when a jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins.
Clear CMOS Jumper
(CLRMOS1)
(see p.8, No. 17)
Default
Clear CMOS
CLRMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. To clear and reset the system
parameters to default setup, please turn off the computer and unplug the power
cord from the power supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a jumper cap to
short pin2 and pin3 on CLRMOS1 for 5 seconds. However, please do not clear the
CMOS right after you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when you
just finish updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system first, and then shut it
down before you do the clear-CMOS action. Please be noted that the password,
date, time, and user default profile will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is
removed.
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2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place jumper caps over
these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors
will cause permanent damage to the motherboard.
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.8, No. 18)
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
1
GND
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Connect the power
switch, reset switch and
system status indicator on
the chassis to this header
according to the pin
assignments below. Note
the positive and negative
pins before connecting
the cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to
turn off your system using the power switch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset switch to restart
the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when
the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1/S3 sleep
state. The LED is off when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on
when the hard drive is reading or writing data.
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The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists
of power switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED, speaker and etc.
When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header, make sure the wire
assignments and the pin assignments are matched correctly.
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Power LED and Speaker
Header
(7-pin SPK_PLED1)
(see p.8, No. 19)
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
1
Please connect the
chassis power LED and
the chassis speaker to this
header.
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB1_2
(see p.8, No. 22)
(9-pin USB3_4)
(see p.8, No. 21)
USB 3.0 Headers
(19-pin USB3_5_6)
(see p.8, No. 8)
(19-pin USB3_7_8)
(see p.8, No. 9)
SATA3_3
SATA3_1
SATA3_4
SATA3_2
SATA3_0
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_0:
see p.8, No. 16)
(SATA3_1:
see p.8, No. 15)
(SATA3_2:
see p.8, No. 13)
(SATA3_3:
see p.8, No. 14)
(SATA3_4:
see p.8, No. 12)
(SATA3_5:
see p.8, No. 11)
SATA3_5
PLED+
PLED+
PLED-
USB_PWR
PP+
1
GND
DUMMY
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There are two headers
on this motherboard.
Each USB 2.0 header can
support two ports.
GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
Vbus
Vbus
IntA_PB_SSRX-
IntA_PA_SSRX-
IntA_PB_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PA_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PB_SSTX-
IntA_PA_SSTX-
IntA_PB_SSTX+
IntA_PA_SSTX+
GND
IntA_PB_D-
GND
IntA_PA_D-
IntA_PB_D+
IntA_PA_D+
Dummy
1
(USB3_9)
(see p.8, No. 10)
These six SATA3
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
* If M2_1 is occupied by
a SATA-type M.2 device,
SATA3_5 will be disabled.
* If M2_2 is occupied by
a SATA-type M.2 device,
SATA3_0 will be disabled.
There are two headers
and one port on this
motherboard. Each USB
3.0 header can support
two ports.
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Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.8, No. 29)
This header is for
connecting audio devices
to the front audio panel.
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis
must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the instructions in our
manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use an AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio header by
the steps below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for the HD audio panel only. You don’t need to
connect them for the AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic, go to the “FrontMic” Tab in the Realtek Control panel
and adjust “Recording Volume”.
Chassis Fan Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.8, No. 30)
(4-pin CHA_FAN2)
(see p.8, No. 20)
4
3
2
1
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
Please connect fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to
the ground pin.
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
This motherboard
provides two 4-Pin water
cooling chassis fan
connectors. If you plan to
connect a 3-Pin chassis
water cooler fan, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
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Chassis Optional/Water
Pump Fan Connector
(4-pin CHA_FAN3/W_
PUMP)
(see p.8, No. 25)
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CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.8, No. 2)
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
1
CPU Optional/Water
Pump Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_OPT/W_
PUMP)
(see p.8, No. 3)
2
3
4
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
1
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.8, No. 7)
ATX 12V Power
Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.8, No. 1)
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Thunderbolt AIC
Connectors
(5-pin TB1)
(see p.8, No. 28)
(10-pin TB2)
(see p.8, No. 27)
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12
24
1
13
3
4
This motherboard
provides a 4-Pin water
cooling CPU fan
connector. If you plan
to connect a 3-Pin CPU
water cooler fan, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
This motherboard provides a 24-pin ATX power
connector. To use a 20-pin
ATX power supply, please
plug it along Pin 1 and Pin
13.
8
5
4
1
DUMMY
I2C_DATA
I2C_CLOCK
IRQ
GND
1
GND
SLP_S4#
SLP_S3#
PLUG_EVENT
FRC_PWR
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This motherboard provides a 4-Pin CPU fan
(Quiet Fan) connector.
If you plan to connect a
3-Pin CPU fan, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
This motherboard provides an 8-pin ATX 12V
power connector. To use a
4-pin ATX power supply,
please plug it along Pin 1
and Pin 5.
Please connect a Thunderbolt™
add-in card (AIC) to the
Thunderbolt AIC connector via
the GPIO cable.
* Please install the Thunderbolt™
AIC card to PCIE4 (default
slot).
* Only one Thunderbolt AIC
Card is supported on this
motherboard.
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Serial Port Header
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.8, No. 26)
This COM1 header
supports a serial port
module.
P CICL K
LAD3
P CIRST #
FRAM E
LAD0
+3 V
GN D
SMB_CLK_MAIN
SMB_DATA_MAIN
GN D
LAD1
LAD2
S_PWRDWN #
GND
1
GN D
AURA RGB LED Header
(4-pin RGB_LED)
(see p.8, No. 6)
+3VS B
GND
Signal
SERIRQ #
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
(see p.8, No. 24)
This motherboard
supports CASE OPEN
detection feature that
detects if the chassis cove
has been removed. This
feature requires a chassis
with chassis intrusion
detection design.
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This connector supports Trusted
Platform Module (TPM) system,
which can securely store keys,
digital certificates, passwords,
and data. A TPM system also
helps enhance network security,
protects digital identities, and
ensures platform integrity.
AURA RGB LED header is used
to connect RGB LED extension cable which allows users to
choose from various LED lighting effects.
Caution: Never install the RGB
LED cable in the wrong orientation; otherwise, the cable may be
damaged.
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Chassis Intrusion Header
(2-pin CI1)
(see p.8, No. 23)
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2.7 SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports NVIDIA® SLITM and Quad SLITM (Scalable Link
Interface) technology that allows you to install up to two identical PCI Express x16
graphics cards.
Requirements
1. You should only use identical SLITM-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA® certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports NVIDIA® SLITM technology.
Download the drivers from the NVIDIA® website: www.nvidia.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a NVIDIA® certified PSU.
Please refer to the NVIDIA® website for details.
2.7.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE3 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
If required, connect the auxiliary power
source to the PCI Express graphics cards.
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Step 3
Align and insert the ASRock SLI_HB_
Bridge_1S Card to the goldfingers on each
graphics card. Make sure the ASRock SLI_
HB_Bridge_1S Card is firmly in place.
SLI_HB_Bridge_1S Card
ASRock SLI_HB_Bridge_1S Card
Step 4
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.7.2 Driver Installation and Setup
Install the graphics card drivers to your system. After that, you can enable the
Multi-Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in the NVIDIA® nView system tray utility.
Please follow the below procedures to enable the multi-GPU.
For SLITM and Quad SLITM mode
Step 1
Double-click the NVIDIA Control Panel
icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 2
In the left pane, click Set SLI and PhysX
configuration. Then select Maximize 3D
performance and click Apply.
Step 3
Reboot your system.
Step 4
You can freely enjoy the benefits of SLITM
or Quad SLITM.
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2.8 CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM that allows you
to install up to three identical PCI Express x16 graphics cards.
1. You should only use identical CrossFireXTM-ready graphics cards that are AMD
certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports AMD CrossFireXTM technology.
Download the drivers from the AMD’s website: www.amd.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a AMD certified PSU. Please
refer to the AMD’s website for details.
4. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireXTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will
operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireXTM mode.
5. Different CrossFireXTM cards may require different methods to enable CrossFireXTM. Please refer to AMD graphics card manuals for detailed installation guide.
2.8.1 Installing Two CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE3 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
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CrossFire Bridge
Connect two graphics cards by installing
a CrossFire Bridge on the CrossFire Bridge
Interconnects on the top of the graphics
cards. (The CrossFire Bridge is provided
with the graphics card you purchase, not
bundled with this motherboard. Please
refer to your graphics card vendor for
details.)
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Step 3
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE1 slot.
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2.8.2 Driver Installation and Setup
Step 1
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Step 2
Remove the AMD drivers if you have any VGA drivers installed in your system.
The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility
to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation. Please
check AMD’s website for AMD driver updates.
Step 3
Install the required drivers and CATALYST Control Center then restart your
computer. Please check AMD’s website for details.
Step 4
Double-click the AMD Catalyst Control
Center icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 5
In the left pane, click Performance and
then AMD CrossFireXTM . Then select
Enable AMD CrossFireX and click Apply.
Select the GPU number according to your
graphics card and click Apply.
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AMD Catalyst Control Center
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2.9 M.2 WiFi/BT Module Installation Guide
The M.2 Socket (Key E) supports type 2230 WiFi/BT module.
Installing the WiFi/BT module
Step 1
Prepare a type 2230 WiFi/BT module
and the screw.
Step 2
Find the nut location to be used.
Module Type: Type2230
PCB Length: 3cm
A
Step 3
A
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Align and gently insert the WiFi/BT
module into the M.2 slot. Please be
aware that the module only fits in one
orientation.
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Tighten the screw with a screwdriver
to secure the module into place.
Please do not overtighten the screw as
this might damage the module.
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2.10 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
The M.2, also known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a small size and
versatile card edge connector that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA. The Ultra M.2
Socket (M2_1 and M2_2) supports SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module
up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s).
* If M2_1 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_5 will be disabled.
* If M2_2 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_0 will be disabled.
Installing the M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module
Step 1
Prepare a M.2_SSD (NGFF) module
and the screw.
Step 2
E
D
C
No.
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B
Depending on the PCB type and
length of your M.2_SSD (NGFF)
module, find the corresponding nut
location to be used.
A
1
2
3
4
Nut Location
A
B
C
D
PCB Length
3cm
4.2cm
6cm
8cm
Module Type
Type2230
Type 2242
Type2260
Type 2280
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Step 3
4
3
Move the standoff based on the
module type and length.
The standoff is placed at the nut
location D by default. Skip Step 3 and
4 and go straight to Step 5 if you are
going to use the default nut.
Otherwise, release the standoff by
hand.
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1
E
D
C
A
B
Step 4
E
D
C
A
B
Peel off the yellow protective film on
the nut to be used. Hand tighten the
standoff into the desired nut location
on the motherboard.
Step 5
E
D
C
B
A
Align and gently insert the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module into the M.2
slot. Please be aware that the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module only fits in one
orientation.
C
A
B
Step 6
D
NUT2
NUT1
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E
Tighten the screw with a screwdriver
to secure the module into place.
Please do not overtighten the screw as
this might damage the module.
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M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Support List
Vendor
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
Crucial
Crucial
Intel
Intel
Intel
Kingston
Kingston
OCZ
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Plextor
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
SanDisk
SanDisk
Team
Team
Team
Team
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
V-Color
V-Color
V-Color
Size
128GB
256GB
32GB
120GB
240GB
80GB
256GB
512GB
120GB
480GB
512GB
128GB
1TB
256GB
256GB
512GB
512GB
256GB
256GB
512GB
512GB
512GB
128GB
256GB
128GB
128GB
256GB
256GB
256GB
512GB
512GB
120GB
240GB
240GB
Interface
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
SATA3
PCIe2 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe
PCIe3 x4
PCIe
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe x4
PCIe
PCIe
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
Length
2280
2280
2230
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2260
2260
2242
2280
2280
2242
2242
2260
2280
2280
2280
2280
P/N
AXNS381E-128GM-B
AXNS381E-256GM-B
AXNS330E-32GM-B
CT120M500SSD4
CT240M500SSD4
Intel SSDSCKGW080A401/80G
SSDPEKKF256G7
SSDPEKKF512G7
SM2280S3
SH2280S3/480G
RVD400 -M2280-512G (NVME)
PX-128M8PeG
PX-1TM8PeG
PX-256M8PeG
PX-G256M6e
PX-512M8PeG
PX-G512M6e
SM951 (MZHPV256HDGL)
SM951 (NVME)
SM951 (MZHPV512HDGL)
SM951 (NVME)
XP941-512G (MZHPU512HCGL)
SD6PP4M-128G
SD6PP4M-256G
TM4PS4128GMC105
TM8PS4128GMC105
TM8PS4256GMC105
TM4PS4256GMC105
TS256GMTS400
TS512GMTS600
TS512GMTS800
VLM100-120G-2280B-RD
VLM100-240G-2280B-RD
VSM100-240G-2280
For the latest updates of M.2_SSD (NFGG) module support list, please visit our website
for details: http://www.asrock.com
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Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
3.1 Installing Drivers
The Support CD that comes with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features.
Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu does not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASRSETUP.EXE” in the Support CD to display the menu.
Drivers Menu
The drivers compatible to your system will be auto-detected and listed on the
support CD driver page. Please click Install All or follow the order from top to
bottom to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the application software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
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To improve Windows 7 compatibility, please download and install the following hot
fix provided by Microsoft.
“KB2720599”: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2720599/en-us
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3.2 A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new
features and improved utilities.
3.2.1 Installing A-Tuning
A-Tuning can be downloaded from ASRock Live Update & APP Shop. After the
installation, you will find the icon “A-Tuning“ on your desktop. Double-click the “ATuning“
icon, A-Tuning main menu will pop up.
3.2.2 Using A-Tuning
There are six sections in A-Tuning main menu: Operation Mode, OC Tweaker,
System Info, FAN-Tastic Tuning and Settings.
Operation Mode
Choose an operation mode for your computer.
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OC Tweaker
Configurations for overclocking the system.
System Info
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View information about the system.
*The System Browser tab may not appear for certain models.
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FAN-Tastic Tuning
Configure up to five different fan speeds using the graph. The fans will automatically shift
to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
Settings
Configure ASRock A-Tuning. Click to select "Auto run at Windows Startup" if you
want A-Tuning to be launched when you start up the Windows operating system.
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3.3 ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
The ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is an online store for purchasing and
downloading software applications for your ASRock computer. You can quickly and
easily install various apps and support utilities. With ASRock Live Update & APP
Shop, you can optimize your system and keep your motherboard up to date simply
with a few clicks.
Double-click
utility.
on your desktop to access ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
*You need to be connected to the Internet to download apps from the ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
3.3.1 UI Overview
Category Panel
Hot News
Information Panel
Category Panel: The category panel contains several category tabs or buttons that
when selected the information panel below displays the relative information.
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Information Panel: The information panel in the center displays data about the
currently selected category and allows users to perform job-related tasks.
Hot News: The hot news section displays the various latest news. Click on the image
to visit the website of the selected news and know more.
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3.3.2 Apps
When the "Apps" tab is selected, you will see all the available apps on screen for you
to download.
Installing an App
Step 1
Find the app you want to install.
The most recommended app appears on the left side of the screen. The other various
apps are shown on the right. Please scroll up and down to see more apps listed.
You can check the price of the app and whether you have already intalled it or not.
- The red icon displays the price or "Free" if the app is free of charge.
- The green "Installed" icon means the app is installed on your computer.
Step 2
Click on the app icon to see more details about the selected app.
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Step 3
If you want to install the app, click on the red icon
to start downloading.
Step 4
When installation completes, you can find the green "Installed" icon appears on the
upper right corner.
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To uninstall it, simply click on the trash can icon
*The trash icon may not appear for certain apps.
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Upgrading an App
You can only upgrade the apps you have already installed. When there is an
available new version for your app, you will find the mark of "New Version"
appears below the installed app icon.
Step 1
Click on the app icon to see more details.
Step 2
Click on the yellow icon
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to start upgrading.
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3.3.3 BIOS & Drivers
Installing BIOS or Drivers
When the "BIOS & Drivers" tab is selected, you will see a list of recommended or
critical updates for the BIOS or drivers. Please update them all soon.
Step 1
Please check the item information before update. Click on
to see more details.
Step 2
Click to select one or more items you want to update.
Step 3
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Click Update to start the update process.
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3.3.4 Setting
In the "Setting" page, you can change the language, select the server location, and
determine if you want to automatically run the ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
on Windows startup.
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3.4 Enabling USB Ports for Windows® 7 Installation
Intel® new processors have removed their support for the Enhanced Host Controller
Interface (EHCI – USB2.0) and only kept the eXtensible Host Controller Interface
(XHCI – USB3.0). Due to that fact that XHCI is not included in the Windows 7
inbox drivers, users may find it difficult to install Windows 7 operating system
because the USB ports on their motherboard won’t work. In order for the USB ports
to function properly, please create a Windows® 7 installation disk with the Intel®
USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller (xHCI) drivers packed into the ISO file.
Requirements
•
•
•
A Windows® 7 installation disk or USB drive
A Windows® PC
Win7 USB Patcher (included in the ASRock Support CD or downloaded from
website)
Scenarios
You have an ODD and PS/2 ports:
If there is an optical disc drive, PS/2 ports and PS/2 Keyboard or mouse on your computer,
you can skip the instructions below and go ahead to install Windows® 7 OS.
You’ve got nothing:
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If you do not have an optical disc drive, please find another computer and follow the
instructions below to create a new ISO file with the “Win7 USB Patcher”. Then use the new
patched Windows® 7 installation USB drive to install Windows® 7 OS.
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Instructions
Step 1
Insert the Windows® 7 installation disk or USB drive to your system.
Step 2
Extract the tool (Win7 USB Patcher) and launch it.
Step 3
Select how you want to install Windows 7 later.
Step 4
Locate your Win7 source folder or your ISO file.
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Step 5
Select the USB storage, compact disk or destination folder for the new Windows 7
installation file.
Step 6
Click “Start” to begin.
Step 7
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Now you are able to install Windows® 7 on Intel® new processors with the new burned CD.
Or please use the patched ISO image to make an OS USB drive to install the OS.
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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
4.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to configure your
system. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY by pressing <F2> or <Del> right
after you power on the computer, otherwise, the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) will
continue with its test routines. If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after
POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the
reset button on the system chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off
and then back on.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup
screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly
match what you see on your screen.
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4.2 EZ Mode
The EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program by default. EZ
mode is a dashboard which contains multiple readings of the system’s current status.
You can check the most crucial information of your system, such as CPU speed,
DRAM frequency, SATA information, fan speed, etc.
Press <F6> or click the "Advanced Mode" button at the upper right corner of the
screen to switch to "Advanced Mode" for more options.
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Function
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Help
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Load UEFI Defaults
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Save Changes and Exit
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Discard Changes
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Change Language
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Switch to Advanced Mode
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4.3 Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides more options to configure the BIOS settings. Refer to
the following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the EZ Mode, press <F6> or click the "EZ Mode" button at the upper right
corner of the screen.
4.3.1 UEFI Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
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Main
For setting system time/date information
OC Tweaker
For overclocking configurations
Advanced
For advanced system configurations
Tool
Useful tools
H/W Monitor
Displays current hardware status
Boot
For configuring boot settings and boot priority
Security
For security settings
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI Setup Utility
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4.3.2 Navigation Keys
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar, and
use < > key or < > key to move the cursor up or down to select items, then
press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also use the mouse to click your
required item.
Please check the following table for the descriptions of each navigation key.
+ / -
Description
To change option for the selected items
<Tab>
Switch to next function
<PGUP>
Go to the previous page
<PGDN>
Go to the next page
<HOME>
Go to the top of the screen
<END>
Go to the bottom of the screen
<F1>
To display the General Help Screen
<F5>
Add / Remove Favorite
<F7>
Discard changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
<F9>
Load optimal default values for all the settings
<F10>
Save changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
<F12>
Print screen
<ESC>
Jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
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Navigation Key(s)
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4.4 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and
display the system overview.
Favorite
Display your collection of BIOS items. Press F5 to add/remove your favorite items.
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4.5 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup
screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly
match what you see on your screen.
Advanced Turbo
You can use this option to increase your system performance. This option appears only
when your CPU supports this function. This option appears only when you adopt K-Series
CPU.
Load Optimized CPU OC Setting
You can use this option to load optimized CPU overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and motherboard. It should be done at your
own risk and expense.
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Load Optimized GPU OC Setting
You can use this option to load optimized GPU overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocking may cause damage to your GPU and motherboard. It should be done at your
own risk and expense. This option appears only when you adopt K-Series CPU.
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CPU Configuration
Multi Core Enhancement
Improve the system's performance by forcing the CPU to perform the highest
frequency on all CPU cores simultaneously. Disable to reduce power consumption .
CPU Ratio
The CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK.
Increasing the CPU Ratio will increase the internal CPU clock speed without
affecting the clock speed of other components.
CPU Cache Ratio
The CPU Internal Bus Speed Ratio. The maximum should be the same as the CPU
Ratio.
Minimum CPU Cache Ratio
Set the minimum CPU Internal Bus Speed Ratio.
BCLK Frequency
The CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK.
Increasing the BCLK will increase the internal CPU clock speed but also affect the
clock speed of other components.
BCLK Spread Spectrum
Enable BCLK Spread Spectrum to reduce electromagnetic interference for passing
EMI tests. Disable to achieve higher clock speeds when overclocking.
Boot Performance Mode
Select the performance state that the BIOS will set before OS handoff.
FCLK Frequency
Configure the FCLK Frequency.
AVX Ratio Offset
AVX Ratio Offset specifies a negative offset from the CPU Ratio for AVX workloads.
AVX is a more stressful workload that lower the AVX ratio to ensure maximum
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possible ratio for SSE workloads.
Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel SpeedStep technology allows processors to switch between multiple frequencies and voltage points for better power saving and heat dissipation.
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Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology enables the processor to run above its base operating
frequency when the operating system requests the highest performance state.
Intel Speed Shift Technology
Enable/Disable Intel Speed Shift Technology support. Enabling will expose the
CPPC v2 interface to allow for hardware controlled P-states.
Long Duration Power Limit
Configure Package Power Limit 1 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered after a period of time. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
Long Duration Maintained
Configure the period of time until the CPU ratio is lowered when the Long
Duration Power Limit is exceeded.
Short Duration Power Limit
Configure Package Power Limit 2 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered immediately. A lower limit can protect the CPU and save
power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
System Agent Current Limit
Configure the current limit of the system agent. A lower limit can protect the CPU
and save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
CPU Core Current Limit
Configure the current limit of the CPU core. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
GT Slice Current Limit
Configure the current limit of the GT slice. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
GT Frequency
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Configure the frequency of the integrated GPU.
DRAM Configuration
DRAM Tweaker
Fine tune the DRAM settings by leaving marks in checkboxes. Click OK to confirm and
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DRAM Timing Configuration
Load XMP Setting
Load XMP settings to overclock the memory and perform beyond standard specifications.
BCLK Frequency
The CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK. Increasing the
BCLK will increase the internal CPU clock speed but also affect the clock speed of other
components.
DRAM Reference Clock
Select Auto for optimized settings.
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted
and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
Primary Timing
CAS# Latency (tCL)
The time between sending a column address to the memory and the beginning of the data
in response.
RAS# to CAS# Delay and Row Precharge (tRCDtRP)
RAS# to CAS# Delay : The number of clock cycles required between the opening of a row
of memory and accessing columns within it.
Row Precharge: The number of clock cycles required between the issuing of the precharge
command and opening the next row.
RAS# Active Time (tRAS)
The number of clock cycles required between a bank active command and issuing the
precharge command.
Command Rate (CR)
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The delay between when a memory chip is selected and when the first active command can
be issued.
Secondary Timing
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Write Recovery Time (tWR)
The amount of delay that must elapse after the completion of a valid write operation,
before an active bank can be precharged.
Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC)
The number of clocks from a Refresh command until the first Activate command to
the same rank.
RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD_L)
The number of clocks between two rows activated in different banks of the same
rank.
RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD_S)
The number of clocks between two rows activated in different banks of the same
rank.
Write to Read Delay (tWTR_L)
The number of clocks between the last valid write operation and the next read command to
the same internal bank.
Write to Read Delay (tWTR_S)
The number of clocks between the last valid write operation and the next read command to
the same internal bank.
Read to Precharge (tRTP)
The number of clocks that are inserted between a read command to a row precharge command to the same rank.
Four Activate Window (tFAW)
The time window in which four activates are allowed the same rank.
CAS Write Latency (tCWL)
Configure CAS Write Latency.
Third Timing
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tREFI
Configure refresh cycles at an average periodic interval.
tCKE
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Configure the period of time the DDR4 initiates a minimum of one refresh
command internally once it enters Self-Refresh mode.
tRDRD_sg
Configure between module read to read delay.
tRDRD_dg
Configure between module read to read delay.
tRDRD_dr
Configure between module read to read delay.
tRDRD_dd
Configure between module read to read delay.
tRDWR_sg
Configure between module read to write delay.
tRDWR_dg
Configure between module read to write delay.
tRDWR_dr
Configure between module read to write delay.
tRDWR_dd
Configure between module read to write delay.
tWRRD_sg
Configure between module write to read delay.
tWRRD_dg
Configure between module write to read delay.
tWRRD_dr
Configure between module write to read delay.
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tWRRD_dd
Configure between module write to read delay.
tWRWR_sg
Configure between module write to write delay.
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tWRWR_dg
Configure between module write to write delay.
tWRWR_dr
Configure between module write to write delay.
tWRWR_dd
Configure between module write to write delay.
Advanced Setting
MRC Fast Boot
Enable Memory Fast Boot to skip DRAM memory training for booting faster.
Voltage Configuration
CPU Vcore Voltage
Configure the voltage for the CPU Vcore.
CPU Load-Line Calibration
CPU Load-Line Calibration helps prevent CPU voltage droop when the system is
under heavy loading.
GT Voltage
Configure the voltage for the integrated GPU.
GT Load-Line Calibration
GT Load-Line Calibration helps prevent integrated GPU voltage droop when the
system is under heavy load.
DRAM Voltage
Use this to configure DRAM Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
PCH +1.0 Voltage
Configure the chipset voltage (1.0V).
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VCCIO Voltage
Configure the voltage for the VCCIO.
VCCST Voltage
Configure the voltage for the VCCST.
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VCCSA Voltage
Configure the voltage for the VCCSA.
VCCPLL Voltage
Configure the chipset voltage (1.50V).
CPU Internal PLL Voltage
Configure the voltage for better stability when overclocking.
Save User Default
Type a profile name and press enter to save your settings as user default.
Load User Default
Load previously saved user defaults.
Save User UEFI Setup Profile to Disk
It helps you to save current UEFI settings as an user profile to disk
Load User UEFI Setup Profile from Disk
You can load previous saved profile from the disk
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4.6 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, Storage Configuration, Intel® Thunderbolt,
Super IO Configuration, ACPI Configuration, USB Configuration and Trusted
Computing.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.
UEFI Configuration
UEFI Setup Style
Select the default mode when entering the UEFI setup utility.
Active Page on Entry
Select the default page when entering the UEFI setup utility.
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Full HD UEFI
When [Auto] is selected, the resolution will be set to 1920 x 1080 if the monitor
supports Full HD resolution. If the monitor does not support Full HD resolution,
then the resolution will be set to 1024 x 768. When [Disable] is selected, the
resolution will be set to 1024 x 768 directly.
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4.6.1 CPU Configuration
Intel Hyper Threading Technology
Intel Hyper Threading Technology allows multiple threads to run on each core, so that the
overall performance on threaded software is improved.
Active Processor Cores
Select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.
CPU C States Support
Enable CPU C States Support for power saving. It is recommended to keep C3, C6
and C7 all enabled for better power saving.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Enable Enhanced Halt State (C1E) for lower power consumption.
CPU C3 State Support
Enable C3 sleep state for lower power consumption.
CPU C6 State Support
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Enable C6 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
CPU C7 State Support
Enable C7 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
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Package C State Support
Enable CPU, PCIe, Memory, Graphics C State Support for power saving.
CFG Lock
This item allows you to disable or enable the CFG Lock.
CPU Thermal Throttling
Enable CPU internal thermal control mechanisms to keep the CPU from overheating.
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology allows a platform to run multiple operating systems
and applications in independent partitions, so that one computer system can
function as multiple virtual systems.
Hardware Prefetcher
Automatically prefetch data and code for the processor. Enable for better
performance.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Automatically prefetch the subsequent cache line while retrieving the currently
requested cache line. Enable for better performance.
SW Guard Extensions (SGX)
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Intel SGX is a set of new CPU instructions that can be used by applications to set
aside private regions of code and data.
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4.6.2 Chipset Configuration
Primary Graphics Adapter
Select a primary VGA.
Top Of Lower Usable Dram Maximum Value of TOLUD. Dynamic assignment would adjust TOLUD
automatically based on largest MMIO length of installed graphic controller.
VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O helps your virtual machine
monitor better utilize hardware by improving application compatibility and
reliability, and providing additional levels of manageability, security, isolation, and
I/O performance.
PCIE1 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE1.
PCIE2 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE2.
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PCIE3 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE3.
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PCIE4 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE4.
PCI Express Native Control
Select Enable for enhanced PCI Express power saving in OS.
PCIE ASPM Support
This option enables/disables the ASPM support for all CPU downstream devices.
PCH PCIE ASPM Support
This option enables/disables the ASPM support for all PCH PCIE devices.
DMI ASPM Support
This option enables/disables the control of ASPM on CPU side of the DMI Link.
PCH DMI ASPM Support
This option enables/disables the ASPM support for all PCH DMI devices.
IOAPIC 24-119 Entries
I/O APICs contain a redirection table, which is used to route the interrupts it receives from
peripheral buses to one or more local APICs. Enable/disable IOAPIC 24-119 Entries to
expand to PIROI-PIROX.
Share Memory
Configure the size of memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor when
the system boots up.
IGPU Multi-Monitor
Select disable to disable the integrated graphics when an external graphics card is installed.
Select enable to keep the integrated graphics enabled at all times.
Onboard LAN
Enable or disable the onboard network interface controller.
Onboard HD Audio
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Enable/disable onboard HD audio. Set to Auto to enable onboard HD audio and
automatically disable it when a sound card is installed.
Front Panel
Enable/disable front panel HD audio.
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Onboard HDMI HD Audio
Enable audio for the onboard digital outputs.
WAN Radio
Enable/disable the WiFi module's connectivity.
Deep Sleep
Configure deep sleep mode for power saving when the computer is shut down.
Restore on AC/Power Loss
Select the power state after a power failure. If [Power Off] is selected, the power will
remain off when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the system will start
to boot up when the power recovers.
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4.6.3 Storage Configuration
SATA Controller(s)
Enable/disable the SATA controllers.
SATA Controller Speed
Indicates the maximum speed the SATA controller can support.
SATA Mode Selection
AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
RAID: Combine multiple disk drives into a logical unit.
SATA Aggressive Link Power Management
SATA Aggressive Link Power Management allows SATA devices to enter a low
power state during periods of inactivity to save power. It is only supported by AHCI
mode.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
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S.M.A.R.T stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It is a
monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various
indicators of reliability.
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4.6.4 Intel® Thunderbolt™
Intel(R) Thunderbolt Technology
Enable/Disable the Intel(R) Thunderbolt function.
Security Level
Allows you to choose a security level for the Thunderbolt ports.
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4.6.5 Super IO Configuration
Serial Port
Enable or disable the Serial port.
Serial Port Address
Select the address of the Serial port.
PS2 Y-Cable
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Enable the PS2 Y-Cable or set this option to Auto.
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4.6.6 ACPI Configuration
Suspend to RAM
Select disable for ACPI suspend type S1. It is recommended to select auto for ACPI
S3 power saving.
ACPI HEPT Table
Enable the High Precision Event Timer for better performance.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PS/2 Keyboard.
PCIE Devices Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PCIE device and enable wake on LAN.
I219 LAN Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by I219 LAN.
Ring-In Power On
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Allow the system to be waked up by onboard COM port modem Ring-In signals.
RTC Alarm Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by the real time clock alarm. Set it to By OS to let
it be handled by your operating system.
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USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB keyboard or remote controller.
USB Mouse Power On
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Allow the system to be waked up by an USB mouse.
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4.6.7 USB Configuration
Legacy USB Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 2.0 devices. If you encounter USB
compatibility issues it is recommended to disable legacy USB support. Select UEFI
Setup Only to support USB devices under the UEFI setup and Windows/Linux
operating systems only.
PS/2 Simulator
Enable PS/2 Simulator. This should be enabled for the complete USB keyboard
legacy support for non-USB aware OSes.
*Enable this option if you install Windows 7.
XHCI Hand-off
This is a workaround for OSes without XHCI hand-off support. The XHCI
ownership change should be claimed by XHCI driver.
Third Party USB 3.1 Controller
Enable/disable the third party USB 3.1 controller.
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4.6.8 Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
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Enable or disable BIOS support for security device.
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4.7 Tools
System Browser
ASRock System Browser shows the overview of your current PC and the devices
connected.
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service if you are having trouble with your PC. Please setup
network configuration before using UEFI Tech Service.
Easy RAID Installer
Easy RAID Installer helps you to copy the RAID driver from the support CD to
your USB storage device. After copying the drivers please change the SATA mode to
RAID, then you can start installing the operating system in RAID mode.
Easy Driver Installer
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For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support
CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver
to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other
required drivers automatically.
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Boot Manager
Boot Manager is specifically designed for the dual OS platform/multi-OS platform
users to easily customize and manage the boot menu.
*Please connect more than one boot devices to use this tool.
Boot Manager
Enable/disable the Boot Manager.
Boot Manager Timeout
Enable/disable the Boot Manager Timeout.
Timeout Seconds
Configure the number of seconds to wait for the Boot Manager.
Instant Flash
Save UEFI files in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your
UEFI.
Internet Flash - DHCP (Auto IP), Auto
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ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI firmware version
from our servers for you. Please setup network configuration before using Internet
Flash.
*For BIOS backup and recovery purpose, it is recommended to plug in your USB
pen drive before using this function.
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Network Configuration
Use this to configure internet connection settings for Internet Flash.
Internet Setting
Enable or disable sound effects in the setup utility.
UEFI Download Server
Select a server to download the UEFI firmware.
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4.8 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
This section allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, fan
speed and voltage.
Fan Tuning
Measure Fan Min Duty Cycle.
Fan-Tastic Tuning
Select a fan mode for CPU Fans 1&2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU
temperatures and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
CPU Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Fans 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures and
assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
CPU Fan Step Up
Set the value of CPU Fan Step Up.
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CPU Fan Step Down
Set the value of CPU Fan Step Down.
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CPU_OPT / W_Pump Switch
Select CPU Optional or Water Pump mode.
CPU Optional Fan Control Mode
Select PWM mode or DC mode for CPU Optional fan.
CPU Optional Fan Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Optional fan, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU
temperatures and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
CPU Optional Fan Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for CPU Optional fan.
CPU Optional Fan Step Up
Set the value of CPU Optional fan Step Up.
CPU Optional Fan Step Down
Set the value of CPU Optional fan Step Down.
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 1 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 1.
Chassis Fan 1 Step Up
Set the value of Chassis Fan 1 Step Up.
Chassis Fan 1 Step Down
Set the value of Chassis Fan 1 Step Down.
Chassis Fan 2 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
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Chassis Fan 2 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 2.
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Chassis Fan 2 Step Up
Set the value of Chassis Fan 2 Step Up.
Chassis Fan 2 Step Down
Set the value of Chassis Fan 2 Step Down.
CHA_FAN3 / W_Pump Switch
Select CHA_FAN3/CPU Optional or Water Pump mode.
Chassis Fan 3 Control Mode
Select PWM mode or DC mode for Chassis Fan 3.
Chassis Fan 3 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 3, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 3 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 3.
Chassis Fan 3 Step Up
Set the value of Chassis Fan 3 Step Up.
Chassis Fan 3 Step Down
Set the value of Chassis Fan 3 Step Down.
Over Temperature Protection
When Over Temperature Protection is enabled, the system automatically shuts
down when the motherboard is overheated.
Case Open Feature
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Enable or disable Case Open Feature to detect whether the chassis cover has been
removed.
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4.9 Security Screen
In this section you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
You may also clear the user password.
Supervisor Password
Set or change the password for the administrator account. Only the administrator
has authority to change the settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and
press enter to remove the password.
User Password
Set or change the password for the user account. Users are unable to change the
settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and press enter to remove the
password.
Secure Boot
Use this item to enable or disable support for Windows 8.1 Secure Boot.
Intel(R) Platform Trust Technology
Enable/disable Intel PTT in ME. Disable this option to use discrete TPM Module.
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4.10 Boot Screen
This section displays the available devices on your system for you to configure the
boot settings and the boot priority.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Allow the system to be waked up by the onboard LAN.
Setup Prompt Timeout
Configure the number of seconds to wait for the setup hot key.
Bootup Num-Lock
Select whether Num Lock should be turned on or off when the system boots up.
Boot Beep
Select whether the Boot Beep should be turned on or off when the system boots up. Please
note that a buzzer is needed.
Full Screen Logo
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Enable to display the boot logo or disable to show normal POST messages.
AddOn ROM Display
Enable AddOn ROM Display to see the AddOn ROM messages or configure the
AddOn ROM if you've enabled Full Screen Logo. Disable for faster boot speed.
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Boot Failure Guard Message
If the computer fails to boot for a number of times the system automatically restores
the default settings.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
CSM
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless
you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8.1 64-bit and all of your
devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster boot speed.
Launch PXE OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not
execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.
Launch Storage OpROM Policy
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Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not
execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.
Launch Video OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not
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4.11 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Save configuration changes
and exit setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP
UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Discard changes and exit
setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY without saving
any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option the following message, “Discard changes?” will pop
out. Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all options. The F9 key can be used for this operation.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
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Copy shellx64.efi to the root directory to launch EFI Shell.
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Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, you’re welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer
for further information. For technical questions, please submit a support request
form at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp
ASRock Incorporation
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ASRock America, Inc.
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Phone: +1-909-590-8308
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