A780GXH/128M
A780GXH/128M
User Manual
Version 1.1
Published March 2009
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Contents
1 . Introduction ........................................................... 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Package Contents .....................................................................
Specifications ............................................................................
Minimum Hardware Requirement for 1080p Blu-ray (BD) /
HD-DVD Playback Support .........................................................
1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD Films Which Pass Our Lab Test .
Motherboard Layout ...................................................................
I/O Panel ....................................................................................
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2 . Installation ............................................................. 15
Pre-installation Precautions ................................................................
2.1 CPU Installation .........................................................................
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink .........................................
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ....................................
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) ...........................
2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features ............................
2.6 ATITM CrossFireXTM Operation Guide ..........................................
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
2.18
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ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM Operation Guide ............................... 27
Jumpers Setup .......................................................................... 29
Onboard Headers and Connectors ............................................. 30
HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide .................................... 35
SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide ................................................... 36
Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation ................................................................................. 37
Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs ....... 37
SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide ....... 38
Driver Installation Guide ............................................................. 40
Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
With RAID Functions ................................................................. 40
2.16.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions ................................................................ 40
2.16.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 41
Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
Without RAID Functions ............................................................ 42
2.17.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 42
2.17.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 43
Untied Overclocking Technology ................................................ 43
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3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY .................................................. 44
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
Introduction ................................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ...............................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys ..............................................................
Main Screen ..............................................................................
Smart Screen ............................................................................
Advanced Screen .......................................................................
3.4.1 CPU Configuration ...........................................................
3.4.2 Chipset Configuration ......................................................
3.4.3 ACPI Configuration ..........................................................
3.4.4 IDE Configuration .............................................................
3.4.5 PCIPnP Configuration ......................................................
3.4.6 Floppy Configuration ........................................................
3.4.7 Super IO Configuration ....................................................
3.4.8 USB Configuration ...........................................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen .................................
Boot Screen ..............................................................................
3.6.1 Boot Settings Configuration .............................................
Security Screen .........................................................................
Exit Screen ................................................................................
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4 . Software Support ................................................... 64
4.1
4.2
Install Operating System ...........................................................
Support CD Information ..............................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD ........................................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ...................................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ..................................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information ..........................................................
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock A780GXH/128M motherboard, a reliable motherboard
produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent
performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and
endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-by-step
guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration guide to
BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for specific information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1
P ack
age Contents
ackage
1 x ASRock A780GXH/128M Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.4-in, 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm)
1 x ASRock A780GXH/128M Quick Installation Guide
2 x ASRock A780GXH/128M Support CD
1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)
1 x Ribbon Cable for a 3.5-in Floppy Drive
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Expansion Slot
Graphics
Audio
LAN
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.4-in, 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm
- Solid Capacitor for CPU power
- Support for Socket AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD PhenomTM
FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon
X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron processor
- AM3 CPU Ready
- Supports CPU up to 140W
- Supports AMD OverDriveTM with ACC feature (Advanced Clock
Calibration)
- AMD LIVE!TM Ready
- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology
- FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology
- Northbridge: AMD 780G
- Southbridge: AMD SB710
- Dual Channel DDR2 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Support DDR2 1066/800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
(see CAUTION 3)
- Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB (see CAUTION 4)
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
(green @ x16 mode, orange @ x4 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- Supports ATITM CrossFireXTM and Hybrid CrossFireXTM
- Integrated AMD Radeon HD 3200 graphics
- DX10 class iGPU, Pixel Shader 4.0
- Max. shared memory 512MB (see CAUTION 5)
- Integrated 128MB side port memory for iGPU
- Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
- Supports HDCP function
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
(see CAUTION 6)
- 7.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio
(VIA® VT1708S Audio Codec)
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111DL
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
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Rear Panel I/O
Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Unique Feature
I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port
- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/
Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 7)
- 6 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10 and JBOD), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug”
functions (see CAUTION 8)
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- CPU/Chassis/NB/Power FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 8 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 9)
- 8Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- CPU, DRAM, NB Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Supports Smart BIOS
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), AMD
OverDriveTM Utility, AMD Live! Explorer, AMD Fusion
- ASRock OC Tuner (see CAUTION 10)
- Intelligent Energy Saver (see CAUTION 11)
- Instant Boot
- Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 12)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 13)
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Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost
memory performance up to 12.5% (see CAUTION 14)
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU/Chassis/NB/Power Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit /
VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit compliant
- FCC, CE, Microsoft® WHQL Certificated
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
WARNING
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting
the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using the thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability, or even
cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at
your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
CAUTION!
1.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 43 for details.
2.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before
you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read
the installation guide of memory modules on page 17 for proper
installation.
3.
Whether 1066MHz memory speed is supported depends on the AM2+ CPU
you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR2 1066 memory module on this
motherboard, please refer to the memory support list on our website for
the compatible memory modules.
4.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be
less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® XP
and Windows® VistaTM. For Windows® XP 64-bit and Windows® VistaTM 64-
5.
bit with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
The maximum shared memory size is defined by the chipset vendor
and is subject to change. Please check AMD website for the latest
information.
6.
1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback support on this motherboard requires the proper hardware configuration. Please refer to page 10 and 11
for the minimum hardware requirement and the passed 1080p Blu-ray
(BD) / HD-DVD films in our lab test.
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7.
For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono
modes. For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-channel,
6-channel, and 8-channel modes. Please check the table on page 13 for
proper connection.
8.
Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 36 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
directly.
9.
Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit / VistaTM / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2.
10. It is a user-friendly ASRock overclocking tool which allows you to surveil
your system by hardware monitor function and overclock your hardware
devices to get the best system performance under Windows ®
environment. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of
ASRock OC Tuner. ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
11. Featuring an advanced proprietary hardware and software design,
Intelligent Energy Saver is a revolutionary technology that delivers
unparalleled power savings. The voltage regulator can reduce the
number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are
idle. In other words, it is able to provide exceptional power saving and
improve power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance.
To use Intelligent Energy Saver function, please enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet
option in the BIOS setup in advance. Please visit our website for the
operation procedures of Intelligent Energy Saver.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
12. Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended to perform over-clocking. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system
or damage the CPU.
13. While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown.
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the
motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it
back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal
grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC
system.
14. This motherboard supports ASRock AM2 Boost overclocking technology. If
you enable this function in the BIOS setup, the memory performance will
improve up to 12.5%, but the effect still depends on the AM2 CPU you
adopt. Enabling this function will overclock the chipset/CPU reference clock.
However, we can not guarantee the system stability for all CPU/DRAM
configurations. If your system is unstable after AM2 Boost function is enabled,
it may not be applicative to your system. You may choose to disable this
function for keeping the stability of your system.
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1.3
Minimum Hardware Requirement for 1080p Blu-ray
-D
VD Playback Suppor
HD-D
-DVD
Supportt
(BD) / HD
1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback support on this motherboard
requires the proper hardware configuration. Please refer to below table
for the minimum hardware requirement.
CPU
AMD Sempron Dual Core 2100
VGA
Memory
Onboard VGA with DVI-D port
Dual Channel DDR2 533, 1GB x 2
Suggested OS
Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64
* If you need to use CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra version 7.3, we suggest to disable
Hardware Acceleration function for better playback performance and compatibility.
After executing CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra program, please follow below steps to
disable Hardware Acceleration function.
A. Right-click the main page of CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra program.
B. Click “Configuration”.
C. Select “Video”.
D. Click “Enable hardware acceleration (ATI Avivo)” to remove the “V” mark in
this item.
E. Click “OK” to save the change.
* Currently, 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback is only supported under Windows®
VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS. If you install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS, the function of
1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback is not available, please visit our website for
AMD 780G VGA driver update in the future.
ASRock website
http://www.asrock.com
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1.4
Passed 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD
-D
VD FFilms
ilms in Our LLab
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HD-D
-DVD
Te s t
DVD
Film Name
Format
Type
Blu-ray SWORDFISH
DVD
HDDVD
Producer
VC-1
WB
UNDERWORLD EVOLUTION
THE LAST STAND
MPEG-2
MPEG-4-AVC
SONY
FOX
CASINO ROYALE
THE LEAGUE OF
MPEG-4-AVC
MPEG-4-AVC
SONY
FOX
EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
KING KONG
VC-1
UNIVERSAL
NEW ORLEANS CONCERT
THE INTERPRETER
WEA
UNIVERSAL
MPEG-2
MPEG-4-AVC
* MPEG-4-AVC mentioned above refers to the same format of H.264.
* Above passed films are tested under below configuration.
Items
Configurations
CPU
VGA
AMD Sempron Dual Core 2100
Onboard VGA with DVI-D port
Memory
OS
Dual Channel DDR2 533, 1GB x 2
Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64
Playback Software
DVD Player
CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra (Version 7.3 or above)
Pioneer BDR-101A / LG GBW-H10N (BD)
HP HD100 (HD-DVD)
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1.5 Motherboard Layout
1
2
3
5
4
7
6
21.3cm (8.4-in)
PS2
Mouse
PS2
Keyboard
1
PS2_USB_PW1
CPU_FAN1
36
NB_FAN1
9
10
11
PCIE1
RoHS
CMOS
BATTERY
34
30.5cm (12.0-in)
FSB800
DDRII_4 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
IDE1
HT3.0
Sideport memory 128MB
LAN
PHY
35
DDR2 1066
Dual Channel
PCI Express 2.0
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Center:
REAR SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
Top:
SIDE SPK
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AM2+
AMD
780G
Chipset
PWR_FAN1
DDRII_2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
SPDIF_O1
Top:
RJ-45
DDRII_3 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
140W CPU
FSB2.6GHz
SOCKET AM2
HDMI1
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
FSB800
VGA1
DVI_CON1
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
8
DDRII_1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
ATX12V1
CLRCMOS1
1
Hybrid CrossFire
12
Super
I/O
PCIE2
A780GXH/128M
SATAII_6
SATAII_5
8Mb
BIOS
HDMI_SPDIF1
1
CD1
31
RAID
PCIE3
AUDIO
CODEC
32
13
14
AMD
SB710
Chipset
PCI1
CrossFireX
33
PCI2
SATAII_1
SATAII_3
18
USB8_9
HD_AUDIO1
COM1
FLOPPY1
1
USB10_11
IR1
1
1
1
USB6_7
SATAII_2
CHA_FAN1
SATAII_4
PLED PWRBTN
SPEAKER1
1
1
1
1
HDLED
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
29
28
27
PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
AM2 940-Pin CPU Socket
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel A: DDRII_1, DDRII_2; Yellow)
2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel B: DDRII_3, DDRII_4; Orange)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
North Bridge Fan Connector (NB_FAN1)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE3; Green)
Southbridge Controller
Fifth SATAII Connector (SATAII_5, Red)
Sixth SATAII Connector (SATAII_6, Red)
Primary SATAII Connector (SATAII_1, Red)
Third SATAII Connector (SATAII_3, Red)
Fourth SATAII Connector (SATAII_4, Red)
System Panel Header (PANEL1, Orange)
Secondary SATAII Connector (SATAII_2, Red)
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15
16
17
RESET
PANEL 1
19
26 25 24 23 22 21 20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
Chassis Speaker Header
(SPEAKER 1, Purple)
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
SPI Flash Memory (8Mb)
USB 2.0 Header (USB10_11, Blue)
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Serial Port Connector (COM1)
Front Panel Audio Header
(HD_AUDIO1, Lime)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
HDMI_SPDIF Header
(HDMI_SPDIF1, Yellow)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 2)
PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot
(PCIE2; Orange)
PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1; Green)
Northbridge Controller
Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
1.6
I/O PPanel
anel
2
1
13
14
15
1
2
*3
4
5
6
7
** 8
3
12
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
VGA/D-Sub Port
LAN RJ-45 Port
Side Speaker (Gray)
Rear Speaker (Black)
Central / Bass (Orange)
Line In (Light Blue)
Front Speaker (Lime)
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10
11
12
*** 13
14
15
11
4
7
5
8
6
9
10
Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
Optical SPDIF Out Port
HDMI Port
VGA/DVI-D Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
* There are two LED next to the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED
indications.
LAN Port LED Indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
SPEED LED
Description
Off
No Activity
Blinking Data Activity
Status
Off
Orange
Green
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
LAN Port
** If you use 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”.
See the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
TABLE for Audio Output Connection
Audio Output Channels Front Speaker Rear Speaker
Central / Bass
Side Speaker
2
(No. 8)
V
(No. 5)
--
(No. 6)
--
(No. 4)
--
4
6
V
V
V
V
-V
---
8
V
V
V
V
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To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find “VIA HD Audio Deck” tool on
your system. Please follow below instructions according to the OS you install.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon
, and click “Speaker”. Then you are allowed to
select “2 Channel”, “4 Channel”, “6 Channel” or “8 Channel”. Click “Power” to save your
change.
For Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon
, and click “Advanced Options” on the left side
on the bottom. In “Advanced Options” screen, select “Independent Headphone”, and click
“OK” to save your change.
If you enable Multi-Streaming function, Side Speaker function will be disabled. You can only
choose to enable either Multi-Streaming function or Side Speaker function.
*** To support AC3 or DTS audio format with HDMI Audio under VistaTM, please install the
HDMI audio driver in XP support CD AAX780H-10.01.
The driver is located under the path: ..\Drivers\NB Audio\REALTEK\XP64_XP(R1.68)
And note for LPCM support up to stereo 2 channels only.
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2. Installation
This is an ATX form factor (12.0-in x 8.4-in, 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm) motherboard.
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the
power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static
electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or
the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a
safety grounded object before you handle components.
Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard
to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may
damage the motherboard.
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2.1
CPU Installation
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
o
Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle.
Position the CPU directly above the socket such that the CPU corner with
the golden triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
Step 4.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Lever 90° Up
CPU Golden Triangle
Socker Corner
Small Triangle
STEP 1:
Lift Up The Socket Lever
STEP 2 / STEP 3:
Match The CPU Golden Triangle
To The Socket Corner Small
Triangle
STEP 4:
Push Down And Lock
The Socket Lever
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
After you install the CPU into this motherboard, it is necessary to install a
larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. You also need to spray
thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat
dissipation. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. Then connect the CPU fan to
the CPU FAN connector (CPU_FAN1, see Page 12, No. 5). For proper
installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan
and the heatsink.
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2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides four 240-pin DDR2 (Double Data Rate 2) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel configuration,
you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size and chip-type)
DDR2 DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words, you have to install
identical DDR2 DIMM pair in Dual Channel A (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2; Yellow slots;
see p.12 No.6) or identical DDR2 DIMM pair in Dual Channel B (DDRII_3 and
DDRII_4; Orange slots; see p.12 No.7), so that Dual Channel Memory Technology
can be activated. This motherboard also allows you to install four DDR2 DIMMs for
dual channel configuration, and please install identical DDR2 DIMMs in all four
slots. You may refer to the Dual Channel Memory Configuration Table below.
Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDRII_1
DDRII_2
(Yellow Slot) (Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
(1)
(2)
(3)*
DDRII_3
(Orange Slot)
Populated
Populated
DDRII_4
(Orange Slot)
Populated
Populated
* For the configuration (3), please install identical DDR2 DIMMs in all four slots.
1.
If you want to install two memory modules, for optimal compatibility
and reliability, it is recommended to install them in the slots of the
same color. In other words, install them either in the set of yellow
slots (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2), or in the set of orange slots (DDRII_3
and DDRII_4).
2.
3.
If only one memory module or three memory modules are installed
in the DDR2 DIMM slots on this motherboard, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
Channel, for example, installing a pair of memory modules in DDRII_1
and DDRII_3, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory
4.
Technology .
It is not allowed to install a DDR memory module into DDR2 slot;
5.
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
If you adopt DDR2 1066 memory modules on this motherboard, it
is recommended to install them on DDRII_3 and DDRII_4 slots.
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Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break
on the slot.
notch
break
notch
break
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the
slot at incorrect orientation.
Step 3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully
snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There are 2 PCI slots and 3 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
PCI Slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIE Slots:
PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot; Green) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width
graphics cards, or used to install PCI Express graphics cards to support
CrossFireXTM function.
PCIE2 (PCIE x16 slot; Orange) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width
cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc., or used to install PCI
Express graphics cards to support CrossFireXTM function.
PCIE3 (PCIE x1 slot; Green) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane
width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card and SATA2 card.
1. If you plan to install only one PCI Express VGA card on this
motherboard, please install it on PCIE1 slot (Green).
2. For the information of the compatible CrossFireXTM Mode PCI
Express VGA cards and CrossFireXTM setup procedures, please
refer to “CrossFireXTM Operation Guide” on page 23.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Replace the system cover.
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2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features
Dual Monitor Feature
This motherboard supports dual monitor feature. With the internal VGA output
support (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI), you can easily enjoy the benefits of dual monitor
feature without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard. This
motherboard also provides independent display controllers for DVI-D, D-Sub or
HDMI to support dual VGA output so that DVI-D, D-sub or HDMI can drive same or
different display contents.
To enable dual monitor feature, please follow the below steps:
1. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, or connect HDMI monitor
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel.
VGA/D-Sub port
VGA/DVI-D port
HDMI port
DVI-D and HDMI monitors cannot display at the same time. You can only
choose the combination for dual monitor output support: DVI-D + D-Sub
or HDMI + D-Sub.
2. If you have installed onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system
already, you can freely enjoy the benefits of multi monitor function after your
system boots. If you haven’t installed onboard VGA driver yet, please install
onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system and restart your
computer. Then you can start to use multi monitor function on this motherboard.
When you playback HDCP-protected video from Blu-ray (BD) or
HD-DVD disc, the content will be displayed only in one of the three
monitors instead of all monitors.
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Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal VGA output
support (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI) and external add-on PCI Express VGA card, you
can easily enjoy the benefits of surround display feature.
Please refer to the following steps to set up a surround display environment:
1. Install the ATITM PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE1 and PCIE2 slots. Please refer
to page 19 for proper expansion card installation procedures for details.
2. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, and connect HDMI monitor
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel. Then connect other monitor cables to the
corresponding connectors of the add-on PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE1 and
PCIE2 slots.
DVI-D and HDMI monitors cannot display at the same time. You can only
choose the combination: DVI-D + D-Sub or HDMI + D-Sub.
3. Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Share Memory”
option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB], [64MB], [128MB] [256MB] or
[512MB] to enable the function of VGA/D-sub. Please make sure that the value
you select is less than the total capability of the system memory. If you do not
adjust the BIOS setup, the default value of “Share Memory”, [Auto], will disable
VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA card is inserted to this
motherboard.
4. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to
your system. If you have installed the drivers already, there is no need to install
them again.
5. Set up a multi-monitor display.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Properties”, and select the “Settings” tab
so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to the
steps below.
A. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor.
B. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you wish
to be your primary monitor, and then select “Primary”. When you use
multiple monitors with your card, one monitor will always be Primary,
and all additional monitors will be designated as Secondary.
C. Select the display icon identified by the number 2.
D. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”.
E. Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”, if necessary.
F. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the
second monitor. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values.
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G. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identified by the number
one, two, three, four, five and six.
For Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Personalize”, and select the “Display
Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor
according to the steps below.
A. Click the number ”2” icon.
B. Click the items “This is my main monitor” and “Extend the desktop onto
this monitor”.
C. Click “OK” to save your change.
D. Repeat steps A through C for the display icon identified by the number
three, four, five and six.
6. Use Surround Display. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing
the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. The placement
of display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another.
HDCP Function
HDCP function is supported on this motherboard. To use HDCP function
with this motherboard, you need to adopt the monitor that supports
HDCP function as well. Therefore, you can enjoy the superior display
quality with high-definition HDCP encryption contents. Please refer to
below instruction for more details about HDCP function.
What is HDCP?
HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a
specification developed by Intel® for protecting digital entertainment
content that uses the DVI interface. HDCP is a copy protection
scheme to eliminate the possibility of intercepting digital data
midstream between the video source, or transmitter - such as a
computer, DVD player or set-top box - and the digital display, or
receiver - such as a monitor, television or projector. In other words,
HDCP specification is designed to protect the integrity of content as it
is being transmitted.
Products compatible with the HDCP scheme such as DVD players,
satellite and cable HDTV set-top-boxes, as well as few entertainment PCs requires a secure connection to a compliant display. Due
to the increase in manufacturers employing HDCP in their equipment,
it is highly recommended that the HDTV or LCD monitor you purchase
is compatible.
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2.6 CrossFireX TM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports CrossFireXTM feature. CrossFireXTM technology offers the
most advantageous means available of combining multiple high performance Graphics
Processing Units (GPU) in a single PC. Combining a range of different operating
modes with intelligent software design and an innovative interconnect mechanism,
CrossFireXTM enables the highest possible level of performance and image quality in any
3D application. Currently CrossFireXTM feature is supported with Windows® XP with Service
Pack 2 and VistaTM OS. Please check AMD website for ATITM CrossFireXTM driver updates.
What graphics cards work with CrossFireXTM?
A complete CrossFireX TM system requires a CrossFireXTM Ready motherboard, a
CrossFireXTM Edition graphics card and a compatible standard Radeon (CrossFireXTM
Ready) graphics card from the same series, or two CrossFireXTM Ready cards. This
applies to cards from ATITM or any of its partners. Please refer to below table for
CrossFireXTM VGA card support list according to the OS you install.
For Windows® XP
Vendor Chipset
ATI
Radeon 4850
Model
Gecube GC-HD485PG3-E3
Driver
Catalyst 8.7
Radeon 3870
Radeon 3850
POWERCOLOR AX3870 512MD4-H
Gigabyte GV-RX385256H-B
Catalyst 8.7
Catalyst 8.7
Radeon 3650
Radeon HD 2600XT
POWERCOLOR AX3650 512MD3-XP Catalyst 8.7
Gigabyte GV-RX26T256HP-B
Catalyst 8.7
Radeon HD 2600PRO MSI RX2600PRO-T2D256EZ
For Windows® Vista
Vendor Chipset
ATI
Catalyst 8.7
Model
Driver
Radeon 4850
Radeon 3870
Gecube GC-HD485PG3-E3
POWERCOLOR AX3870 512MD4-H
Catalyst 8.7
Catalyst 8.7
Radeon 3870
Radeon 3850
POWERCOLOR AX3870X2 1GBD3-H Catalyst 8.7
Gigabyte GV-RX385256H-B
Catalyst 8.7
Radeon 3650
Radeon HD 2600XT
POWERCOLOR AX3650 512MD3-XP Catalyst 8.7
Gigabyte GV-RX26T256HP-B
Catalyst 8.7
Radeon HD 2600PRO MSI RX2600PRO-T2D256EZ
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Catalyst 8.7
1. If a customer incorrectly configures their system they will not see the
performance benefits of CrossFireXTM. All three CrossFireXTM components, a
CrossFireXTM Ready graphics card, a CrossFireXTM Ready motherboard and a
CrossFireXTM Edition co-processor graphics card, must be installed correctly to
benefit from the CrossFireXTM multi-GPU platform.
2. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will
operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireXTM mode.
Enjoy the benefit of CrossFireX TM
Different CrossFireXTM cards may require different methods to enable CrossFireXTM
feature. For other CrossFireXTM cards that ATITM has released or will release in the
future, please refer to ATIXTM graphics card manuals for detailed installation guide.
Step 1.
Install one Radeon graphics card to PCIE1 slot. For the proper installation
procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Step 2.
Install the other Radeon graphics card to PCIE2 slot. For the proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Step 3.
Connect two Radeon graphics cards by installing two CrossFireTM Bridge on
CrossFireTM Bridge Interconnects on the top of Radeon graphics cards.
(CrossFireTM 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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CrossFireTM Bridge
Step 4.
Connect the DVI monitor cable to the DVI connector on the Radeon graphics
card on PCIE1 slot. (You may use the DVI to D-Sub adapter to convert the DVI
connector to D-Sub interface, and then connect the D-Sub monitor cable to the
DVI to D-Sub adapter.)
Step 5.
Step 6.
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Remove the ATITM driver if you have any VGA driver 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 website for ATITM driver updates.
Step 7.
Step 8.
Step 9.
Install the required drivers to your system.
For Windows® XP OS:
A. ATITM recommends Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or higher to be
installed (If you have Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or higher installed
in your system, there is no need to download it again):
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx
B. You must have Microsoft .NET Framework installed prior to
downloading and installing the CATALYST Control Center. Please
check Microsoft website for details.
For Windows® VistaTM OS:
Install the CATALYST Control Center. Please check AMD website for details.
Restart your computer.
Install the VGA card drivers to your system, and restart your computer.
Then you will find “ATI Catalyst Control Center” on your Windows® taskbar.
ATI Catalyst Control Center
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Step 10. Double-click “ATI Catalyst Control Center”. Click “View”, and select
“Advanced View”. Click “CrossFire TM”, and then set the option “Enable
CrossFireTM” to “Yes”.
View
CrossFireTM
Enable CrossFireTM
Although you have selected the option “Enable CrossFireTM”, CrossFireXTM
function may not work actually. Your computer will automatically reboot. After
restarting your computer, please confirm whether the option “Enable CrossFireTM”
in “ATI Catalyst Control Center” is selected or not; if not, please select it again,
and then you are able to enjoy the benefit of CrossFireXTM feature.
Step 11. You can freely enjoy the benefit of CrossFireXTM feature.
* CrossFireX TM appearing here is a registered trademark of ATI TM Technologies Inc., and is
used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
* For further information of ATITM CrossFireXTM technology, please check AMD website for
updates and details.
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2.7
ATI TM Hybrid CrossF
ireX TM Operation Guide
CrossFireX
This motherboard supports ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM feature. ATITM Hybrid
CrossFireXTM brings multi-GPU performance capabilities by enabling an AMD 780G
integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to operate
simultaneously with combined output to a single display for blisteringly-fast frame
rates. Currently, ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM Technology is only supported with
Windows® VistaTM OS, and is not available with Windows® XP OS. In the future, ATITM
Hybrid CrossFireXTM may be supported with Windows® XP OS. Please visit our
website for updated information.
What does an ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM system include?
An ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM system includes an ATITM RadeonTM 2400 or ATITM
RadeonTM 3450 series graphics processor and a motherboard based on an AMD
780G integrated chipset, all operating in a Windows ® VistaTM environment.
Please refer to below PCI Express graphics card support list for ATITM Hybrid
CrossFireXTM. For the future update of more compatible PCI Express graphics
cards, please visit our website for further information.
Vendor Chipset
Model
ATI
RADEON X2400PRO
RADEON HD2400XT *
MSI RX2400 PRO-TD256EH Catalyst 8.7
POWERCOLOR HD2400 XT Catalyst 8.7
Driver
RADEON HD3450
256MB DDR3
POWERCOLOR AX3450
Catalyst 8.7
256MD2-S
* Currently, RADEON HD2400XT series graphics cards are only supported with
AMD Phenom CPU. Please visit our website for the future driver update and the
latest information.
Enjoy the benefit of A
TI TM Hybrid CrossF
ireX TM
ATI
CrossFireX
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Install one compatible PCI Express graphics card to PCIE1 slot (green). For
the proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Connect the monitor cable to the correspondent connector on the PCI
Express graphics card on PCIE1 slot.
Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Advanced” screen,
and enter “Chipset Settings”. Then set the option “Surround View” to [Enabled].
Boot into OS. Please remove the ATITM driver if you have any VGA driver
installed in your system.
Install the onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system for both the
onboard VGA and the discrete graphics card.
Restart your computer. Then you will find “ATI Catalyst Control Center” on
your Windows® taskbar.
ATI Catalyst Control Center
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Step 7.
Double-click “ATI Catalyst Control Center”. Click “View”, click “CrossFireTM”,
and then select the option “Enable CrossFireTM”.
View
Enable CrossFireTM
CrossFireTM
Step 8.
Click “Yes” to continue.
Step 9.
Click “OK” to save your change.
Step 10. Reboot your system. Then you can freely enjoy the benefit of HybridTM
CrossFireXTM feature.
* Hybrid CrossFireX TM appearing here is a registered trademark of ATI TM Technologies Inc.,
and is used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to
infringe.
* For further information of ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM technology, please check AMD website
for up dates and details.
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2.8
Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are setup.
When the jumper cap is placed on pins, the
jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Open”. The illustration
shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and
pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is placed on
these 2 pins.
Jumper
PS2_USB_PW1
Setting
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or
+5V
+5VSB
USB wake up events.
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by
power supply.
1_2
2_3
(see p.12, No. 1)
Clear CMOS Jumper
1_2
2_3
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.12, No. 11)
Default
Clear CMOS
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes
system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system
setup parameters. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup,
please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power
supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3
on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. However, please do not clear the CMOS right
after you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when you just finish
updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system first, and then shut it down
before you do the clear-CMOS action.
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2.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps
over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the
motherboard!
•
Floppy Connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
FLOPPY1
Pin1
(see p.12 No. 28)
the red-striped side to Pin1
Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the
connector.
Primary IDE connector (Blue)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.12 No. 9)
PIN1
IDE1
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
Serial ATAII Connectors
(SATAII_1: see p.12, No. 16)
(SATAII_2: see p.12, No. 20)
(SATAII_3: see p.12, No. 17)
SATAII_5 SATAII_6
(SATAII_4: see p.12, No. 18)
(SATAII_5: see p.12, No. 14)
(SATAII_6: see p.12, No. 15)
SATAII_1
SATAII_3
SATAII_2
SATAII_4
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATA /
SATAII hard disk or the SATAII
connector on this motherboard.
(Optional)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
(Optional)
These six Serial ATAII (SATAII)
connectors support SATAII
or SATA hard disk for internal
storage devices. The current
SATAII interface allows up to 3.0
Gb/s data transfer rate.
connect to the SATA
HDD power connector
connect to
the power
supply
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Please connect the black end of
SATA power cable to the power
connector on each drive. Then
connect the white end of SATA
power cable to the power
connector of the power supply.
USB 2.0 Headers
USB_PWR
P-11
P+11
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB10_11)
(see p.12 No. 26)
1
GND
P+10
P-10
USB_PWR
Besides four default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there are
three USB 2.0 headers on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
USB_PWR
P-9
P+9
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB8_9)
(see p.12 No. 23)
1
GND
P+8
P-8
USB_PWR
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.12 No. 24)
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
Infrared Module Header
IRTX
+5V
DUMMY
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.12 No. 27)
1
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD1
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
(CD1: see p.12 No. 31)
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.12, No. 30)
1
This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
This is an interface for the front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
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
instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio
header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
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D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select
Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from
[Auto] to [Enabled].
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.12 No. 19)
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This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
1
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
(see p.12 No. 21)
Chassis, NB and Power Fan Connectors
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 22)
(3-pin NB_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 10)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
GND
+12V
PWR_FAN_SPEED
CPU Fan Connector
(see p.12 No. 5)
Please connect the fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
NB_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 37)
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
4
3
2
1
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin
CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.
If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this
motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
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ATX Power Connector
12
24
1
13
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.12 No. 8)
Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector,
it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power
supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.
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1
13
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
ATX 12V Power Connector
8
5
(8-pin ATX12V1)
4
1
Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
(see p.12 No. 2)
Though this motherboard provides 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, it can still
work if you adopt a traditional 4-pin ATX 12V power supply. To use the 4-pin ATX
power supply, please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 5.
4-Pin ATX 12V Power Supply Installation
Serial port Header
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.12 No.29)
1
(see p.12 No. 32)
5
4
1
This COM1 header supports a
serial port module.
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
HDMI_SPDIF Header
(3-pin HDMI_SPDIF1)
8
HDMI_SPDIF header, providing
SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA
card, allows the system to
connect HDMI Digital TV/
projector/LCD devices. Please
connect the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card to
this header.
1
+5V
GND
SPDIFOUT
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HDMI_SPDIF Cable
(Optional)
Please connect the black end (A)
of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header on the
motherboard. Then connect the
white end (B or C) of
HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF connector of HDMI
VGA card.
C
B
A
A. black end
B. white end (2-pin)
+5V
SPDIFOUT
GND
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
blue
black
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C. white end (3-pin)
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
2.10 HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide
HDMI (High-Definition Multi-media Interface) is an all-digital audio/video specification,
which provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source,
such as a set-top box, DVD player, A/V receiver and a compatible digital audio or
video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). A complete HDMI system requires a
HDMI VGA card and a HDMI ready motherboard with a HDMI_SPDIF header. This
motherboard is equipped with a HDMI_SPDIF header, which provides SPDIF audio
output to HDMI VGA card, allows the system to connect HDMI Digital TV/projector/
LCD devices. To use HDMI function on this motherboard, please carefully follow the
below steps.
•Step 1. Install the HDMI VGA card to the PCI Express Graphics slot on this
Step 2.
motherboard. For the proper installation of HDMI VGA card, please refer
to the installation guide on page 19.
Connect the black end (A) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header (HDMI_SPDIF1, yellow, see page 12,
No. 32) on the motherboard.
Make sure to correctly connect the HDMI_SPDIF cable to the motherboard and the
HDMI VGA card according to the same pin definition. For the pin definition of
HDMI_SPDIF header and HDMI_SPDIF cable connectors, please refer to page 33.
For the pin definition of HDMI_SPDIF connectors on HDMI VGA card, please refer to
the user manual of HDMI VGA card vendor. Incorrect connection may cause
permanent damage to this motherboard and the HDMI VGA card.
Step 3.
Connect the white end (B or C) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card. (There are two white ends (2-pin and 3-pin)
on HDMI_SPDIF cable. Please choose the appropriate white end according
to the HDMI_SPDIF connector of the HDMI VGA card you install.
white end
white end
(2-pin) (B)
(3-pin) (C)
Please do not connect the white end of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the wrong connector
of HDMI VGA card or other VGA card. Otherwise, the motherboard and the
VGA card may be damaged. For example, this picture shows the wrong
example of connecting HDMI_SPDIF cable to the fan connector of PCI
Express VGA card. Please refer to the VGA card user manual for
connector usage in advance.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Connect the HDMI output connector on HDMI VGA card to
HDMI device, such as HDTV. Please refer to the user manual
of HDTV and HDMI VGA card vendor for detailed connection
procedures.
Install HDMI VGA card driver to your system.
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2 . 1 1 SA
SATTAII Hard Disk Setup Guide
Before installing SATAII hard disk to your computer, please carefully read below
SATAII hard disk setup guide. Some default setting of SATAII hard disks may not be
at SATAII mode, which operate with the best performance. In order to enable SATAII
function, please follow the below instruction with different vendors to correctly adjust
your SATAII hard disk to SATAII mode in advance; otherwise, your SATAII hard disk
may fail to run at SATAII mode.
Western Digital
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 5 and pin 6 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 5 and pin 6.
SAMSUNG
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4.
HITACHI
Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA
features. Please visit HITACHI’s website for details:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard
disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not
be the same. Please visit the vendors’ website for the updates.
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2 . 1 2 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts AMD SB710 south bridge chipset that supports Serial ATA
(SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and
JBOD) functions. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for
internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA / SATAII hard
disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
If you plan to use RAID 0 or RAID 1 function, you need to install at least 2
SATA / SATAII hard disks. If you plan to use RAID 10 function, you need to
install 4 SATA / SATAII hard disks.
2.13 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII Devices
in RAID / AHCI mode. AMD SB710 south bridge chipset provides hardware support for
Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI), a new programming interface for SATA host
controllers developed thru a joint industry effort. AHCI also provides usability enhancements
such as Hot Plug.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is called
“Hot Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs
while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been
installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD.
What is Hot Swap Function?
If SATA / SATAII HDDs are built as RAID 1 then it is called “Hot Swap” for
the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while the system
is still power-on and in working condition.
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2.14 SA
eature and Operation
SATTA / SA
SATTAII HDD Hot Plug FFeature
Guide
This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII HDD in RAID / AHCI
mode. Please read below operation guide of SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug feature carefully.
Before you process the SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug, please check below cable
accessories from the motherboard gift box pack.
A. 7-pin SATA data cable
B. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface
A. SATA data cable (Red)
B. SATA power cable
SATA 7-pin
The SATA 15-pin power
connector
connector (Black) connect
to SATA / SATAII HDD
1x4-pin conventional
power connector (White)
connect to power supply
Caution
1. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug
cannot be processed.
2. Even some SATA / SATAII HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power connector
and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces, the IDE 1x4-pin
conventional power connector interface is definitely not able to support Hot
Plug and will cause the HDD damage and data loss.
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
1. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard, which
supports SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug.
* The SATA / SATAII Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the chipset
because of its limitation, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug support information of our
motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our website:
www.asrock.com
2. Make sure your SATA / SATAII HDD can support Hot Plug function from your
dealer or HDD user manual. The SATA / SATAII HDD, which cannot support Hot
Plug function, will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation.
3. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII driver is installed into system properly. The
latest SATA / SATAII driver is available on our support website:
www.asrock.com
4. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable, which are from our
motherboard package.
5. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash
or data loss.
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How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end
Step 2 Connect SATA data cable to
the motherboard’s SATAII connector.
(White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable.
SATA power cable 1x4-pin
power connector (White)
Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector
(Black) end to SATA / SATAII HDD.
Step 4 Connect SATA data cable to
the SATA / SATAII HDD.
How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Unplug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
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2 . 1 5 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical drive
first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom side to install
those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
2 . 1 6 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit W
ith RAID FFunctions
unctions
With
If you want to install Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® VistaTM or Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit on a RAID disk composed of 2 or more SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID
functions, please follow below procedures according to the OS you install.
2.16.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® XP or Windows® XP 64-bit on a RAID disk composed of
2 or more SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII Driver Diskette.
A.
Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® XP / XP 64-bit.)
B.
During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and
then a window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CD-ROM
as the boot device.
C.
When you see the message on the screen, “Generate Serial ATA driver
diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>.
D.
Then you will see these messages,
Please insert a blank
formatted diskette into floppy
drive A:
press any key to start
Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive, and press any key.
E.
The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA / SATAII
drivers into the floppy diskette.
STEP 3: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID installation
guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
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STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After step 1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on your
system. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party RAID
driver. When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing the AMD
RAID driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to
install according to the OS you install. (Select “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controllerx86 platform” for Windows® XP, or “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform”
for Windows® XP 64-bit.)
NOTE. If you install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to manage
(create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII HDDs, you still
need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] first. Then, please set the RAID
configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide in the following path in
the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
2.16.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit With
RAID FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on a RAID disk
composed of 2 or more SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below
steps.
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID installation
guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 3: Install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical drive
to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to install Windows?
” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive, and click the “Load
Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the AMD RAID drivers. AMD RAID drivers
are in the following path in our Support CD:
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit.)
.. \ I386 (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into
the optical drive again to continue the installation.
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NOTE1. If you install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to
manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII HDDs,
you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] in BIOS first. Then, please
set the RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide in the
following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
NOTE2. Currently, if you install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs
and there are no SATA / SATAII device used, please set up “SATA Operation Mode”
to [IDE] in BIOS.
2 . 1 7 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit W
ithout RAID FFunctions
unctions
Without
If you want to install Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® VistaTM or Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow
below procedures according to the OS you install.
2.17.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® XP or Windows® XP 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs
without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette.
Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette by following section 2.16.1 step 2 on page 40.
STEP 3: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on your system.
You can start to install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on your system. At the
beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party AHCI driver. When prompted,
insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing the AMD AHCI driver. After reading the
floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to install according to the OS
you install. (Select “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform” for Windows®
XP, or “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform” for Windows® XP 64-bit.)
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on your system.
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2.17.2 Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit Without
RAID FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM or Windows ® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
Insert the Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical drive
to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to install Windows?
” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive, and click the “Load
Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the AMD AHCI drivers. AMD AHCI drivers
are in the following path in our Support CD:
(There are two ASRock Support CD in the motherboard gift box pack, please
choose the one for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit.)
.. \ I386 (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into
the optical drive again to continue the installation.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system.
2 . 1 8 Untied Overclocking TTechnology
echnology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you
enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter “Overclock Mode” option of BIOS
setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [CPU, PCIE, Async.]. Therefore, CPU FSB is
untied during overclocking, but PCI / PCIE buses are in the fixed mode so that FSB can
operate under a more stable overclocking environment.
Please refer to the warning on page 8 for the possible overclocking risk
before you apply Untied Overclocking Technology.
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3. BIOS SETUP UTILITY
3.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
The SPI Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may run the
BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> during the
Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise, POST will
continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only,
and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the
Main
Smart
Advanced
H/W Monitor
Boot
screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
To set up the system time/date information
To load the BIOS according to your requirements
To set up the advanced BIOS features
To display current hardware status
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar,
and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
/
/
+ / <Enter>
<F1>
<F9>
<F10>
<ESC>
3.2
Function Description
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
Moves cursor up or down to select items
To change option for the selected items
To bring up the selected screen
To display the General Help Screen
To load optimal default values for all the settings
To save changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
Main Screen
When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview.
Smart
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Security
Exit
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[17:00:09]
[Wed 01/21/2009]
: A780GXH/128M P1.0
: AMD Phenom(tm) 9350e Quad-Core
Processor (64bit)
Processor Speed : 2000MHz
Microcode Update : 100F23/1000083
: 512KB
L1 Cache Size
: 2048KB
L2 Cache Size
: 2048KB
L3 Cache Size
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DDRII1
DDRII2
DDRII3
DDRII4
: 1024MB with 128MB shared memory
Single-Channel Memory Mode
: 1024MB/400MHz (DDR2 800)
: None
: None
: None
Use [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
+Tab
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]
Use this item to specify the system time.
System Date [Day Month/Date/Year]
Use this item to specify the system date.
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3 . 3 Smart Screen
In the Smart screen, you can load the BIOS setup according to your requirements.
Main
Smart
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Smart Settings
Save Changes and Exit
Load
Load
Load
Load
Load
Security
BIOS Defaults
Performance Setup Default (IDE/SATA)
Performance Setup AHCI Mode
Performance Setup RAID Mode
Power Saving Setup Default
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes and
exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.
Load BIOS Defaults
Load BIOS default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used for
this operation.
Load Performance Setup Default (IDE/SATA)
This performance setup default may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F5 key can be used for this operation.
Load Performance Setup AHCI Mode
This performance setup AHCI mode may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F3 key can be used for this operation.
Load Performance Setup RAID Mode
This performance setup RAID mode may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F4 key can be used for this operation.
Load Power Saving Setup Default
Load power saving setup default. F6 key can be used for this operation.
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3.4
Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, IDE Configuration, PCIPnP
Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration.
Main
Smart
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security
Exit
Options for CPU
Advanced Settings
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
IDE Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
Floppy Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
3 . 4 . 1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
AM2 Boost
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Secure Virtual Machine
L3 Cache Allocation
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[BSP Only]
Processor Maximum Frequency
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x15.0 3000 MHz
1.400 V
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
CAS Latency (CL)
TRCD
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2003, American Megatrends, Inc.
AM2 Boost
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. If you set this option to
[Enabled], you will enable ASRock AM2 Boost function, which will improve the
memory performance. The default value is [Disabled]. Please refer to caution 14 on page 9 for details.
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration
options: [Auto], [CPU, PCIE, Sync.], [CPU, PCIE, Async.] and [Optimized].
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CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency.
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency.
Spread Spectrum
This item should always be [Auto] for better system stability.
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. The
default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [Enabled] and
[Disabled]. If you install Windows® VistaTM and want to enable this function,
please set this item to [Enabled]. Please note that enabling this function may
reduce CPU voltage and memory frequency, and lead to system stability or
compatibility issue with some memory modules or power supplies. Please
set this item to [Disable] if above issue occurs.
Secure Virtual Machine
When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture)
can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by AMD-V. The default
value is [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled].
Enhance Halt State
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. All processors
support the Halt State (C1). The C1 state is supported through the native
processor instructions HLT and MWAIT and requires no hardware support
from the chipset. In the C1 power state, the processor maintains the context of the system caches.
L3 Cache Allocation
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. The default value
is [BSP Only]. Configuration options: [BSP Only] and [All Cores].
Processor Maximum Frequency
It will display Processor Maximum Frequency for reference.
North Bridge Maximum Frequency
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. It will display North
Bridge Maximum Frequency for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Frequency and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
AM2 Boost
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Secure Virtual Machine
L3 Cache Allocation
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[BSP Only]
Processor Maximum Frequency
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
Processor Frequency
Processor Voltage
x15.0 3000 MHz
1.400 V
[Manual]
[x9.0 1800 MHz]
[1.350 V]
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
[Auto]
[Disabled]
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Processor Frequency
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. This item will show when
“Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual]; otherwise, it will be hidden. The
range of the value depends on the CPU you adopt on this motherboard. However,
for system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
Processor Voltage
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. This item will show when
“Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual]; otherwise, it will be hidden. The
range of the value depends on the CPU you adopt on this motherboard. However,
for safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of
this item.
CPU Frequency Multiplier
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. However, for safety
and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
CPU Voltage
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. It allows you to adjust
the value of CPU voltage. However, for safety and system stability, it is not
recommended to adjust the value of this item.
NB Frequency Multiplier
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. However, for safety
and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
NB Voltage
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. It allows you to adjust
the value of NB voltage. However, for safety and system stability, it is not
recommended to adjust the value of this item.
Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the standard
values as listed: [200 MHz (DDR2 400)], [266 MHz (DDR2 533)],
[333 MHz (DDR2 667)] and [400MHz (DDR2 800)]. If you adopt Phenom CPU,
there is one more option: [533MHz (DDR2 1066)].
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Flexibility Option
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
Memory Controller Mode
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. It allows you to
adjust the memory controller mode. Configuration options: [Unganged] and
[Ganged]. The default value is [Unganged].
CAS Latency (CL)
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration options:
[Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK], [5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK] to
[18CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRTP
Use this to adjust TRTP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2-4CLK] and
[3-5CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRRD
Use this to adjust TRRD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK],
[4CLK] and [5CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRC
Use this to adjust TRC values. Configuration options: [11CLK] to [26CLK]. The
default value is [Auto].
TWR
Use this to adjust TWR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWTR
Use this to adjust TWTR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [1CLK], [2CLK]
and [3CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRWTTO
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. Use this to adjust TRWTTD
values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK], [4CLK], [5CLK], [6CLK],
[7CLK], [8CLK] and [9CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWRRD
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. Use this to adjust TWRRD
values. Configuration options: [Auto], [0CLK], [1CLK], [2CLK] and [3CLK].
The default value is [Auto].
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TWRWR
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. Use this to adjust TWRWR
values. Configuration options: [Auto], [1CLK], [2CLK] and [3CLK]. The default
value is [Auto].
TRDRD
This option appears only when you adopt AM2 CPU. Use this to adjust TRWTTD
values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK], [4CLK] and [5CLK].
The default value is [Auto].
MA Timing
Use this to adjust values for MA timing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T],
[1T]. The default value is [Auto].
Addr/Cmd Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for Addr/Cmd Fine Delay feature. Configuration options:
[Auto], [No Delay], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
CS/ODT Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for CS/ODT Fine Delay feature. Configuration options:
[Auto], [No Delay], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
Bank Interleaving
Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the same
node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention.
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3 . 4 . 2 Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Chipset Settings
Options
Onboard HD Audio
Front Panel
OnBoard Lan
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[PCI]
Internal Graphics Mode
Share Memory
SidePort Clock Speed
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
Onboard GPU Clock Override
Surround View
Advanced Clock Calibration
[UMA+SIDEPORT]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
HT Bus Speed
HT Bus Width
[Auto]
[Auto]
UMA
SIDEPORT
UMA+SIDEPORT
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Onboard HD Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If you
select [Auto], the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound Card is
plugged.
Front Panel
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front
Panel.
OnBoard Lan
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard Lan feature.
Primary Graphics Adapter
This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video
card. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple video
controllers. The default value of this feature is [PCI]. Configuration options:
[PCI], [Onboard] and [PCI Express].
Internal Graphics Mode
This allows you to adjust internal graphics mode. The default value is
[UMA+SIDEPORT]. Configuration options: [UMA], [SIDEPORT] and
[UMA+SIDEPORT].
Share Memory
This allows you to set share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [32MB], [64MB], [128MB], [256MB] and [512MB].
This option only appears when you set “Internal Graphics Mode” to [UMA] or
[UMA+SIDEPORT].
SidePort Clock Speed
This allows you to select sideport clock speed. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [400 MHz], [533 MHz], [667 MHz], [800 MHz]
and [1066 MHz]. This option only appears when you set “Internal Graphics
Mode” to [SIDEPORT] or [UMA+SIDEPORT].
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Onboard HDMI HD Audio
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard HDMI HD Audio in AMD
780G.
Onboard GPU Clock Override
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard GPU Clock Override feature.
Onboard GPU Clock
This option only appears when you enable “Onboard GPU Clock Override”.
The default value is [500].
Surround View
This allows you to enable or disable the Surround View feature or Hybrid
CrossFireXTM feature.
Advanced Clock Calibration
This allows you to adjust Advanced Clock Calibration feature. The default value
is [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto], [All Cores] and [Per
Core]. If you select [All Cores], you will see the option “Value (All Cores)”.
Configuration options: [+12%] to [-12%]. If you select [Per Core], you will see
the options “Value (Core 0)”, “Value (Core 1)”, “Value (Core 2)” and “Value
(Core 3)”. Configuration options: [+12%] to [-12%].
HT Bus Speed
This feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus speed. Configuration
options: [Auto], [200 MHz], [400 MHz], [600 MHz], [800 MHz] and [1000 MHz].
If you adopt Phenom CPU, the configuration options are: [Auto], [200 MHz],
[400 MHz], [600 MHz], [800 MHz], [1000 MHz], [1800 MHz], [2000 MHz],
[2200 MHz], [2400 MHz] and [2600 MHz]. The configuration options depend
on the CPU you adopt.
HT Bus Width
This feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus width. Configuration
options: [Auto], [8 Bit] and [16 Bit].
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.80V],
[1.85V], [1.90V], [1.96V], [2.02V], [2.08V], [2.14V], [2.20V], [2.31V], [2.37V],
[2.42V], [2.48V], [2.54V], [2.60V], [2.66V] and [2.72V]. The default value is
[Auto].
mGPU Voltage
Use this to select mGPU voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.10V],
[1.15V], [1.20V], [1.25V], [1.30V], [1.35V], [1.40V] and [1.45V]. The default
value is [Auto].
SidePort Voltage
Use this to select SidePort voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [Normal]
and [High]. The default value is [Auto].
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3 . 4 . 3 ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Away Mode Support
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Restore on AC / Power Loss
Ring-In Power On
PCI Devices Power On
PS / 2 Keyboard Power On
RTC Alarm Power On
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
ACPI HPET Table
[Disabled]
Select auto-detect or
disable the STR
feature.
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Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. If
you set this item to [Disabled], the function “Repost Video on STR Resume”
will be hidden.
Repost Video on STR Resume
This feature allows you to repost video on STR resume. (STR refers to
suspend to RAM.)
Away Mode Support
Use this item to enable or disable Away Mode support under Windows® XP
Media Center OS. The default value is [Disabled].
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power
loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the
power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes
and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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ACPI HPET Table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this
motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM certification.
3.4.4 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure onboard
serial ATA
controller.
IDE Configuration
Onboard SATA Controller
SATA Operation Mode
[Enabled]
[IDE]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
SATAII_1
SATAII_2
SATAII_3
SATAII_4
SATAII_5
SATAII_6
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Onboard SATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “Onboard SATA Controller” feature.
SATA Operation Mode
Use this item to adjust SATA Operation Mode. The default value of this
option is [IDE]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA / SATAII HDDs,
please select [RAID]. Configuration options: [AHCI], [RAID] and [IDE].
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will
use the “IDE1 Master” as the example in the following instruction, which can
be applied to the configurations of “IDE1 Slave” as well.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T.
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
:Hard Disk
:MAXTOR 6L080J4
:80.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-6
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data
from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary
IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]:This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto],
[Enabled].
32Bit Data Transfer
Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
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3 . 4 . 5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
[32]
[Enabled]
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
PCI Latency Timer
The default value is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless
the installed PCI expansion cards’ specifications require other settings.
PCI IDE BusMaster
Use this item to enable or disable the PCI IDE BusMaster feature.
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3 . 4 . 6 Floppy Configuration
In this section, you may configure the type of your floppy drive.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Floppy Configuration
[1.44 MB 31 2"]
Floppy A
Select the type of
floppy drive
connected to the
system.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Option
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3 . 4 . 7 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Super IO Chipset
OnBoard Floppy Controller
Serial Port Address
Infrared Port Address
Allow BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
[Enabled]
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
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OnBoard Floppy Controller
Use this item to enable or disable floppy drive controller.
Serial Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4],
[2E8 / IRQ3].
Infrared Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [2F8 / IRQ3], and [2E8 / IRQ3].
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3 . 4 . 8 USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
Legacy USB Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[BIOS Setup Only]
To enable or disable
the onboard USB
controllers.
+F1
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ESC
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USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
USB 2.0 Support
Use this item to enable or disable the USB 2.0 support.
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four
configuration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [BIOS Setup
Only]. The default value is [BIOS Setup Only]. Please refer to below
descriptions for the details of these four options:
[Enabled] - Enables support for legacy USB.
[Auto] - Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected.
[Disabled] - USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and
BIOS setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility
issue, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.
[BIOS Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under BIOS
setup and Windows / Linux OS.
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3.5
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU fan
speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage.
Main
Smart
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Exit
Enable/Disable
CPU Quiet Fan
Function.
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 37 C / 98 F
: 31 C / 87 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
: 3400 RPM
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
CPU Quiet Fan
Security
1.629V
3.306V
5.067V
11.890V
[Disabled]
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F10
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CPU Quiet Fan
This item allows you to identify the temperature of CPU fan. If you set this
option as [Disabled], the CPU fan will operate in full speed. If you set this
option as [Enabled], you will find the items “Target CPU Temperature” and
“Target Fan Speed” appear to allow you adjusting them. The default value
is [Disabled]. You are allowed to enable this function only when you install
4-pin CPU fan.
Target CPU Temperature
The target temperature will be between 45 C/113 F and 65 C/149 F.
The default value is [50 C/122 F].
Target Fan Speed
Use this option to set the target fan speed. You can freely adjust the
target fan speed according to the target CPU temperature that you
choose. Configuration options: [Level 1], [Level 2], [Level 3], [Level 4],
[Level 5], [Level 6] [Level 7], [Level 8] and [Level 9].
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3.6
Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Main
Smart
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor
Boot
Boot Settings
Exit
Configure Settings
during System Boot.
Boot Settings Configuration
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM - HDS722580VL]
[CD / DVD: 3S - CD - ROM C]
[USB]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
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Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
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3 . 6 . 1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display
Boot Logo
Boot From Onboard LAN
Bootup Num-Lock
Disabled: Displays
normal POST messages.
Enabled: Displays OEM
Logo instead of POST
messages.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[On]
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Full Screen Logo
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is [Enabled].
AddOn ROM Display
Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. If you enable the option
“Full Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM information when
the system boots, please select [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled]
and [Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled].
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Boot Logo
Use this option to select logo in POST screen. This option only appears
when you enable the option “Full Screen Logo”. Configuration options:
[Auto], [PCIE2.0 Revolution], [Scenery] and [ASRock]. The default value is
[Auto]. Currently, the option [Auto] is set to Aircraft.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature.
Boot Up Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
3 . 7 Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
For the user password, you may also clear it.
Main
Smart
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Security
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
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Save and Exit
Exit
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3 . 8 Exit Screen
Main
Smart
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot Security
Exit Options
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Would you like to save current setting
user defaults ?
Save 1st User Defaults
Load 1st User Defaults
Save 2nd User Defaults
Load 2nd User Defaults
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Save 3rd User Defaults
Load 3rd User Defaults
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
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Save and Exit
Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Would you like to save current setting user defaults?
In this option, you are allowed to load and save three user defaults
according to your own requirements.
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Software
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4. Sof
tware Suppor
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: XP / XP
Media Center / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit. Because motherboard settings and
hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference
only. Refer to your OS documentation for more information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects the
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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