FM2A88M Pro3+
Version 1.1
Published November 2014
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Contents
1. Introduction ................................................................ 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
Package Contents .....................................................................
Speciications .............................................................................
Motherboard Layout .................................................................
I/O Panel ..................................................................................
1
2
6
8
2. Installation .................................................................. 9
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 Express Slots) .........................................
2.5 Jumpers Setup ...........................................................................
2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors .......................................
2.7 Dual Graphics Operation Guide ................................................
9
10
11
12
14
15
16
20
3. Software and Utilities Operation ............................... 22
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Installing Drivers ........................................................................
A-Tuning ....................................................................................
ASRock APP Shop ....................................................................
Start8 .........................................................................................
22
23
29
35
4. UEFI SETUP UTILITY.................................................. 38
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
Introduction ................................................................................ 38
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar ................................................................ 38
4.1.2 Navigation Keys ............................................................... 39
Main Screen ............................................................................... 39
OC Tweaker Screen................................................................... 40
Advanced Screen ...................................................................... 43
4.4.1 CPUConiguration ........................................................... 44
4.4.2 NorthBridgeConiguration .............................................. 45
4.4.3 SouthBridgeConiguration ............................................. 46
4.4.4 StorageConiguration ...................................................... 47
4.4.5 ACPIConiguration .......................................................... 48
4.4.6 USBConiguration ........................................................... 50
4.4.7 Trusted Computing .......................................................... 51
Tool ............................................................................................ 52
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen ............................... 55
Boot Screen ............................................................................... 56
Security Screen ......................................................................... 58
4.9
Exit Screen ................................................................................ 59
1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock FM2A88M Pro3+ motherboard, a reliable motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers
excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to
quality and endurance.
In this documentation, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the motherboard
and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation guide of the
softwareandutilities.Chapter4containstheconigurationguideoftheBIOSsetup.
Because the motherboard speciications and the BIOS software might
be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice.Incaseanymodiicationsofthismanualoccur,theupdatedversion will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You may
ind the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists onASRock website as
well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
ourwebsiteforspeciicinformationaboutthemodelyouareusing.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1 Package Contents
ASRock FM2A88M Pro3+ Motherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor)
ASRock FM2A88M Pro3+ Quick Installation Guide
ASRock FM2A88M Pro3+ Support CD
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
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1.2 Speciications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Expansion Slot
Graphics
- Micro ATX Form Factor
- Solid Capacitor design
- High Density Glass Fabric PCB
- Supports Socket FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W processors
- AMD A88X (Bolton-D4)
- Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
- Supports DDR3 2400+(OC)/2133/1866/1600/1333/1066
non-ECC, un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 1)
- Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB (see CAUTION 2)
- Supports Intel®ExtremeMemoryProile(XMP)1.3/1.2
-SupportsAMDMemoryProileTechnology(AMP)uptoAMP
2400
- 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1 @ x16 mode)
* PCIE 3.0 is only supported with FM2+ CPU. With FM2
CPU, it only supports PCIE 2.0.
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
- Supports AMD Dual Graphics
- Integrated AMD RadeonTM R7/R5 Series Graphics in
A-series APU
- DirectX 11.1, Pixel Shader 5.0 with FM2+ CPU. DirectX 11,
Pixel Shader 5.0 with FM2 CPU.
- Max. shared memory 2GB
-Threegraphicsoutputoptions:D-Sub,DVI-DandHDMI
Ports
- Supports Triple Monitor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K × 2K
(4096x2160) @ 24Hz
* Only FM2+ APU can support up to 4096x2160 resolution
display via HDMI port
-SupportsDual-linkDVI-Dwithmax.resolutionupto
2560x1600 @ 60Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and
HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI
monitor is required) (see CAUTION 3)
- Supports Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D with HDMI Port
2
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
Storage
Connector
-SupportsAMDSteadyVideoTM 2.0: New video post
processing capability for automatic jitter reduction on
home/online video
-SupportsHDCPwithDVI-DandHDMIPorts
-SupportsFullHD1080pBlu-ray(BD)playbackwithDVI-D
and HDMI Ports
- 5.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec)
- Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
- ELNA Audio Caps
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111GR
- Supports Wake-On-WAN
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection)
- Supports LAN Cable Detection
-SupportsEnergyEficientEthernet802.3az
- Supports PXE
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x D-Sub Port
-1xDVI-DPort
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 4 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full
Spike Protection))
- 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (AMD A88X (Bolton-D4)) (Supports ESD
Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
- HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
- 8 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
- 1 x TPM Header
- 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
-1x4pin12VPowerConnector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports
ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
3
BIOS Feature
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certiications
- 1 x USB 3.0 Header by AMD A88X (Bolton-D4) (Supports 2
USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full
Spike Protection))
- 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
-DRAM,CPUVoltagemulti-adjustment
- CPU temperature sensing
- Chassis temperature sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan
- CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
- CASE OPEN detection
-Voltagemonitoring:+12V,+5V,+3.3V,Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit /
8 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
- FCC, CE, WHQL
- ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
* 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 third-party overclocking tools. Overclocking may
affect your system’s stability, or even cause damage to the components
and devices of your system. It should be done at your own risk and
expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
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CAUTION!
1. Whether 2400/2133/1866/1600MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR3
2400/2133/1866/1600 memory module on this motherboard,
please refer to the memory support list on our website for the
compatible memory modules.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
2. Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size
may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage
under Windows® 8.1 / 8 / 7. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit
CPU, there is no such limitation.
3. xvYCC and Deep Color are only supported under Windows® 8.1
64-bit / 8.1 / 8 64-bit / 8 / 7 64-bit / 7. Deep Color mode will be
enabled only if the display supports 12bpc in EDID. HBR is supported under Windows® 8.1 64-bit / 8.1 / 8 64-bit / 8 / 7 64-bit / 7.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
PS2
Mouse
DVI1
ATXPWR1
Top:
RJ-45
DDR3_B2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
USB 2.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR3_A2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
SOCKET FM2b
HDMI1
USB 3.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA1
ATX12V1
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
PS2
Keyboard
CPU_FAN1
USB 2.0
T: USB4
B: USB5
TPMS1
SPEAKER1
1
1
PCIE1
CI1
1
1
AMD
A88X
(Bolton-D4)
Chipset
CMOS
BATTERY
RoHS
SATA_1
PCIE3
SATA_7
CLRCMOS1
PCIE2
SATA_8
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
FM2A88M Pro3+
SATA_2
SATA_3
SATA_4
SATA_5
SATA_6
USB_6_7
HD_AUDIO1
1
1
USB_10_11
PANEL 1
64Mb
BIOS
1
CHA_FAN1
PLED PWRBTN
1
1
USB_8_9
PCI Express 3.0
6
HDLED
RESET
No. Description
1
ATX12VPowerConnector(ATX12V1)
2
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
3
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1)
4
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A2, DDR3_B2)
5
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
6
TPM Header (TPMS1)
7
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
8
SATA3 Connector (SATA_8)
9
SATA3 Connector (SATA_7)
10
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
11
SATA3 Connector (SATA_6)
12
SATA3 Connector (SATA_5)
13
SATA3 Connector (SATA_4)
14
SATA3 Connector (SATA_3)
15
SATA3 Connector (SATA_2)
16
SATA3 Connector (SATA_1)
17
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
18
USB 2.0 Header (USB_6_7)
19
USB 2.0 Header (USB_8_9)
20
USB 3.0 Header (USB_10_11)
21
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
22
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
23
Chassis Intrusion Header (CI1)
7
1.4 I/O Panel
1
2
12
11
4
5
3
10
9
8
7
No. Description
No. Description
1
PS/2 Mouse Port
7
USB 2.0 Ports (USB4_5)**
2
D-Sub Port
8
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)**
3
LAN RJ-45 Port*
9
USB 3.0 Ports (USB_01)
(AMD A88X (Bolton-D4))
4
Line In (Light Blue)
10
HDMI Port
5
Front Speaker (Lime)
11
DVI-DPort
6
Microphone (Pink)
12
PS/2 Keyboard Port
6
* There are two LEDs on the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
LAN Port
Activity / Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
Blinking
On
No Link
Data Activity
Link
Off
Orange
Green
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
** It is recommended to install the USB Keyboard/Mouse cable to USB 2.0 ports (USB23 or
USB4_5) instead of USB 3.0 ports.
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2. Installation
This is a Micro ATX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard,
studytheconigurationofyourchassistoensurethatthemotherboarditsintoit.
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,NEVERplaceyourmotherboarddirectlyonthecarpetorthe
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.
Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up
o
to a 90 angle.
Step 2.
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
socketuntilititsinplace.
Step 3.
TheCPUitsonlyinonecorrect
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
irmlyonthesocketwhileyoupush
down the socket lever to secure the
CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
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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 6, No. 2). 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 DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM
slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology.
1. For dual channel coniguration, you always need to install identical (the
same brand, speed, size and chip-type) DDR3 DIMM pairs.
2. It is unable to activate Dual Channel Memory Technology with only one or
three memory module installed.
3. It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into a DDR3
slot; otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
4. If you adopt DDR3 2400/2133/1866/1600 memory modules on this motherboard, it is recommended to install them on DDR3_A2 and DDR3_B2
slots.
DualChannelMemoryConiguration
Priority
DDR3_A1
1
2
3
Populated
Populated
DDR3_A2
DDR3_B1
DDR3_B2
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
The DIMM only its in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot at
incorrect orientation.
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1
2
3
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
There are 3 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power supply
is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the
card before you start the installation.
PCIE Slots:
PCIE1 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE2 / PCIE3 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x1
lane width cards.
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2.5 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
Clear CMOS Jumper
Setting
Description
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.6, No. 22)
Default
Clear CMOS
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. To clear and reset the
system parameters to default setup, please turn off the computer and unplug
the power cord from the power supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a
jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3 on 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 inish updating the BIOS, you must boot
upthesystemirst,andthenshutitdownbeforeyoudotheclear-CMOSaction.Pleasebenotedthatthepassword,date,time,userdefaultproile,1394
GUID and MAC address will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is removed.
If you clear the CMOS, the case open may be detected. Please adjust the
BIOS option “Clear Status” to clear the record of previous chassis intrusion
status.
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2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps
over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the
motherboard!
Serial ATA3 Connectors
These eight Serial ATA3
(SATA3) connectors support
(SATA_2: see p.6, No. 15)
SATA data cables for internal
(SATA_3: see p.6, No. 14)
storage devices. The current
(SATA_4: see p.6, No. 13)
SATA3 interface allows up to
(SATA_5: see p.6, No. 12)
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
(SATA_6: see p.6, No. 11)
(SATA_7: see p.6, No. 9)
SATA_7
SATA_8
(SATA_1: see p.6, No. 16)
USB 2.0 Headers
USB 3.0 Header
(19-pin USB_10_11)
(see p.6, No. 20)
SATA_6
ports on the I/O panel, there
GND
DUMMY
(see p.6 No. 18)
(see p.6 No. 19)
Besides four default USB 2.0
USB_PWR
PP+
(9-pin USB_6_7)
(9-pin USB_8_9)
SATA_5
SATA_4
SATA_3
SATA_2
SATA_1
(SATA_8: see p.6, No. 8)
are two USB 2.0 headers on
this motherboard. Each USB 2.0
1
GND
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
P+
PUSB_PWR
IntA_P_D+
IntA_P_DGND
IntA_P_SSTX+
IntA_P_SSTXGND
IntA_P_SSRX+
IntA_P_SSRXVbus
Besides two default USB 3.0
ID
ports on the I/O panel, there is
1
Vbus
IntA_P_SSRXIntA_P_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P_SSTXIntA_P_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P_DIntA_P_D+
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one USB 3.0 header on this
motherboard. This USB 3.0
header can support two USB 3.0
ports.
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.6 No. 21)
1
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.HighDeinitionAudiosupportsJackSensing,butthepanelwireon
the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the
instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio
header as below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic.
For Windows® 8.1 / 8.1 64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit 64-bit OS:
Go to the "FrontMic" Tab in the Realtek Control panel. Adjust
“RecordingVolume”.
System Panel Header
This header accommodates
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
several system front panel
functions.
(see p.6 No. 17)
1
GND
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Connect the power switch, reset switch and system status indicator
on the chassis to this header according to the pin assignments below.
Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may conigurethewaytoturnoffyoursystemusingthepowerswitch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset
switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The
LED is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking
when the sys-tem is in S1 sleep state. The LED is off when the system
is in S3/S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
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HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The
LED is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data.
The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module
mainly consists of power switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive
activity LED, speaker and etc. When connecting your chassis front
panel module to this header, make sure the wire assignments and the
pin assign-ments are matched correctly.
Chassis Speaker Header
SPEAKER
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
DUMMY
(see p.6 No. 7)
DUMMY
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
+5V
1
Chassis Fan Connector
Please connect the fan cable
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
GND
(see p.6 No. 10)
FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE_CONTROL
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
to the fan connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin. CHA_FAN1 fan
speed can be controlled through
UEFI or A-Tuning.
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.6 No. 2)
Please connect the CPU fan
FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE_CONTROL
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
GND
cable to the connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin
CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.
If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this
motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
ATX Power Connector
12
24
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.6 No. 5)
1
13
18
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.
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
12
24
1
13
ATX12VPowerConnector PleaseconnectanATX12V
(4-pinATX12V1)
power supply to this connector.
(see p.6 No. 1)
Chassis Intrusion Header
(2-pin CI1)
(see p.6, No. 23)
This motherboard supports
CASE OPEN detection feature
1
GND
Signal
that detects if the chassis cover
has been removed. This feature
requires a chassis with chassis
intrusion detection design.
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
(see p.6, No. 6)
PCIRST#
FRAME
PCICLK
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This connector supports
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
system, which can securely
storekeys,digitalcertiicates,
passwords, and data. A TPM
system also helps enhance
network security, protects
digital identities, and ensures
platform integrity.
2.7 AMD Dual Graphics Operation Guide
This motherboard supports AMD Dual Graphics feature. AMD Dual Graphics
brings multi-GPU performance capabilities by enabling an AMD A88X (Bolton-D4)
integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to operate
simultaneously with combined output to a single display for blisteringly-fast frame
rates. Currently, AMD Dual Graphics Technology is only supported with Windows® 8.1
/ 8 / 7 OS.
What does an AMD Dual Graphics system include?
An AMD Dual Graphics system includes an AMD Radeon R7/R5 series graphics
processor and a motherboard based on an AMD A88X (Bolton-D4) integrated
chipset, all operating in a Windows® 8.1 / 8 / 7 environment. Please refer to AMD
website for further information.
Enjoy the beneit of AMD Dual Graphics
Step 1. Please keep the default UEFI setting of “Dual Graphics“ option on [Auto].
Step 2. Install one AMD RADEON PCI Express graphics card to PCIE1 slot.
Step3. ConnectthemonitorcabletotheonboardVGAport.Pleasebenotedthat
thecurrentVGAdriver/VBIOScanallowDualGraphicsoutputfromonboard display only. For any future update, please refer to our website for
further information.
Step4. BootintoOS.PleaseremovetheAMDdriverifyouhaveanyVGAdriver
installed in your system.
Step5. Install the onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system for
boththeonboardVGAandthediscretegraphicscard.
Step6. Restartyourcomputer.Right-clickthedesktop.Click“AMDVISION
EngineControlCenter”toenterAMDVISIONEngineControlCenter.
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Step7. Youcanalsoclick“AMDVISIONEngineControlCenter”onyour
Windows®taskbartoenterAMDVISIONEngineControlCenter.
AMD VISION Engine Control Center
Step8. InAMD VISION Engine Control Center, please choose “Performance”.
Click “AMD CrossFireTM”.
Step 9.
Click “Enable CrossFireTM” and click “Apply“ to save your change.
Step10. Rebootyoursystem.ThenyoucanfreelyenjoythebeneitofDual
Graphics feature.
* Dual Graphics appearing here is a registered trademark of AMD Technologies Inc., and is
usedonlyforidentiicationorexplanationandtotheowners’beneit,withoutintenttoinfringe.
* For further information of AMD Dual Graphics technology, please check AMD website for up
dates and details.
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3. Software and Utilities Operation
3.1 Installing Drivers
The Support CD that comes with the motherboard contains necessary
drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features.
Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.
The CD automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in
your computer. If the Main Menu does not appear automatically, locate and
doubleclickontheile“ASRSETUP.EXE”intheSupportCDtodisplaythe
menu.
Drivers Menu
The drivers compatible to your system will be auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please click Install All or follow the order from
top to bottom to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you
install can work properly.
Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the application software that the motherboard
supports.Clickonaspeciicitemthenfollowtheinstallationwizardtoinstall
it.
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3.2 A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose software suite with a new interface,
more new features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, Dehumidiier,GoodNightLED,FAN-TasticTuning,OCTweakerandawholelotmore.
3.2.1 Installing A-Tuning
When you install the all-in-one driver to your system from ASRock’s support
CD, A-Tuningwillbeauto-installedaswell.Aftertheinstallation,youwillind
the icon “A-Tuning“ on your desktop. Double-click the “A-Tuning“
icon,
A-Tuning main menu will pop up.
3.2.2 Using A-Tuning
There are six sections in A-Tuning main menu: Operation Mode, Tools, OC
Tweaker, System Info, Live Update, Tech Service and Settings.
Operation Mode
Choose an operation mode for your computer.
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Tools
Varioustoolsandutilities.
XFast RAM
Boost the system’s performance and extend the HDD’s or SDD’s lifespan!
Createahiddenpartition,thenassignwhichilesshouldbestoredinthe
RAM drive.
*This function supports Windows® 64-bit OS only.
XFast LAN
Boostthespeedofyourinternetconnection!Selectaspeciicmodefor
making the designated program's priority highest.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. Please note that Ultra Fast
modeisonlysupportedbyWindows8.1/8andtheVBIOSmustsupport
UEFI GOP if you are using an external graphics card.
OMG
Schedule the starting and ending hours of Internet access granted to other
users. Place X marks on the time table to disable the Internet.
Good Night LED
Switch off the Power/HDD LEDs when the system is on, and automatically
switch off the Power and Keyboard LEDs when the system enters into
Standby/Hibernation mode.
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FAN-Tastic Tuning
Conigureuptoivedifferentfanspeedsusingthegraph.Thefanswill
automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is
met.
Dehumidiier
Prevent motherboard damages due to dampness. Enable this function and
coniguretheperiodoftimeuntilthecomputerpowerson,andtheduration
of the dehumidifying process.
USB Key
Plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!
OC DNA
OC DNA is an unique software which helps to save your OC settings as a
proile.ThenyoucansendthisOCsettingproiletothefriends.
Disk Health Report
Disk Health Report is a hard disk health monitoring utility that displays
detailedHDDinformation,suchasharddiskmodel,serialnumber,irmware,
power on count, power on hours, S.M.A.R.T. values, current temperature,
etc. HDD, SSD and optical disk drives are all supported. The health status
block displays Good (in green color), Caution (in yellow color) or Bad (in red
color).Clickonthehealthstatusicontoconiguresettingsforanalerttobe
triggered.
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OC Tweaker
Conigurationsforoverclockingthesystem.
System Info
Viewinformationaboutthesystem.
*The System Browser tab may not appear for certain models.
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Live Update
Check for newer versions of BIOS or drivers.
Tech Service
Contact Tech Service if you have problems with your computer. Please
leave your contact information along with details of the problem.
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Settings
ConigureASRockA-Tuning.Clicktoselect"AutorunatWindowsStartup"if
you want A-Tuning to be launched when you start up the Windows operating
system.
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3.3 ASRock APP Shop
The ASRock APP Shop is an online store for purchasing and downloading
software applications for your ASRock computer. You can install various
apps and support utilities quickly and easily, and optimize your system and
keep your motherboard up to date simply with a few clicks.
Double-click
on your desktop to access ASRock APP Shop utility.
*You need to be connected to the Internet to download apps from the ASRock APP Shop.
3.3.1 UI Overview
Category Panel
Hot News
Information Panel
Category Panel: The category panel contains several category tabs or
buttons that when selected the information panel below displays the relative
information.
Information Panel: The information panel in the center displays data about
the currently selected category and allows users to perform job-related
tasks.
Hot News: The hot news section displays the various latest news. Click on
the image to visit the website of the selected news and know more.
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3.3.2 Apps
When the "Apps" tab is selected, you will see all the available apps on
screen for you to download.
Installing an App
Step 1
Find the app you want to install.
The most recommended app appears on the left side of the screen. The
other various apps are shown on the right. Please scroll up and down to see
more apps listed.
You can check the price of the app and whether you have already intalled it
or not.
- The red icon displays the price or "Free" if the app is free of charge.
- The green "Installed" icon means the app is installed on your
computer.
Step 2
Click on the app icon to see more details about the selected app.
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Step 3
to start
If you want to install the app, click on the red icon
downloading.
Step 4
Wheninstallationcompletes,youcanindthegreen"Installed"iconappears
on the upper right corner.
To uninstall it, simply click on the trash can icon
*The trash icon may not appear for certain apps.
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.
Upgrading an App
You can only upgrade the apps you have already installed. When there is an
availablenewversionforyourapp,youwillindthemarkof"NewVersion"
appears below the installed app icon.
Step 1
Click on the app icon to see more details.
Step 2
Click on the yellow icon
to start upgrading.
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3.3.3 BIOS & Drivers
Installing BIOS or Drivers
When the "BIOS & Drivers" tab is selected, you will see a list of
recommended or critical updates for the BIOS or drivers. Please update
them all soon.
Step 1
Please check the item information before update. Click on
details.
Step 2
Click to select one or more items you want to update.
Step 3
Click Update to start the update process.
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to see more
3.3.4 Setting
In the "Setting" page, you can change the language, select the server
location, and determine if you want to automatically run the ASRock APP
Shop on Windows startup.
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3.4 Start8
For those Windows 8 users who miss the Start Menu, Start8 is an
ideal solution that brings back the familiar Start Menu along with added
customizationsforgreatereficiency.
3.4.1 Installing Start8
Install Start8,, which is located in the folder at the following path of the Support CD: \ ASRock Utility > Start8.
3.4.2 Coniguring Start8
Style
Select between the Windows 7 style and Windows 8 style Start Menu. Then
select the theme of the Start Menu and customize the style of the Start icon.
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Conigure
Conigureprovidesconigurationoptions,includingiconsizes,which
shortcuts you want Start Menu to display, quick access to recently used
apps, the functionality of the power button, and more.
Control
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Controlletsyouconigurewhataclickonthestartbuttonorapressonthe
Windows key does.
Desktop
Desktop allows you to disable the hot corners when you are working on the
desktop. It also lets you choose whether or not the system boots directly into
desktop mode and bypass the Metro user interface.
About
Displays information about Start8.
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4. UEFI SETUP UTILITY
4.1 Introduction
ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system coniguration tools, cool sound effectsandstunningvisuals.NotonlywillitmakeBIOSsetuplessdificultbutalsoa
lot more amusing. This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to
conigureyoursystem.TheUEFIchiponthemotherboardstorestheUEFISETUP
UTILITY. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer.
Please press <F2> or <Delete> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the
UEFI SETUP UTILITY, otherwise, POST will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the
following UEFI setup screens and descriptions are for reference
purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on
your screen.
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
Main
For setting system time/date information
OC Tweaker Foroverclockingconigurations
Advanced Foradvancedsystemconigurations
Tool
Useful tools
H/W Monitor Displays current hardware status
Boot
Forconiguringbootsettingsandbootpriority
Security
For security settings
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Use <
> key or <
> key to choose among the selections on the menu
bar, and use <
> key or <
> key to move the cursor up or down to
select items, then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also
navigate with a mouse.
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4.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
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
<Tab>
Switch to next function
<Enter>
To bring up the selected screen
<PGUP>
Go to the previous page
<PGDN>
Go to the next page
<HOME>
Go to the top of the screen
<END>
Go to the bottom of the screen
<F1>
To display the General Help Screen
<F7>
Discard changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
<F9>
Load optimal default values for all the settings
<F10>
Save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
<F12>
Print screen
<ESC>
Jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
4.2 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview.
Active Page on Entry
This allows you to select the default page when entering UEFI setup utility.
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4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
EZ OC Mode
You can use this option to adjust EZ overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocing may cause damage to your components and motherboard. It
should be done at your own risk and expense.
CPU Coniguration
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. Configuration options: [Auto] and
[Manual]. The default value is [Auto].
APU/PCIE Frequency (MHz)
This item appears only when you set the item “Overclock Mode“ to [Manual].
The default value is [Disabled]. Please be noted that overclocking may
reduce the D-Sub resolution and cause the display abnormal situation. It is
recommendedtouseDVIorHDMImonitortogetbetterperformance.
Spread Spectrum
This item should always be [Auto] for better system stability.
AMD Turbo Core Technology
This item appears only when the processor you adopt supports this feature. Use this to select enable or disable AMD Turbo Core Technology.
Conigurationoptions:[Enabled]and[Disabled].Thedefaultvalueis
[Enabled].
AMD Application power Management
Application Power Management (APM) ensures that average power consumption over a thermally significant time period remains at or below
the TDP for the CPU mode being used. If [Enabled] is selected, the power
consumption is reduced when overclocking.
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Processor Maximum Frequency
It will display Processor Maximum Frequency for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
ItwilldisplayProcessorMaximumVoltageforreference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust
thevalueofProcessorFrequencyandProcessorVoltage.However,itis
recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
Boost Frequency Multiplier
For safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value
of this item.
CPU Frequency Multiplier
For safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value
of this item.
Voltage Control Mode
Use this to control voltage mode.
CPU Voltage
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.
CPU Voltage Offset
It allows you to adjust the value of CPU voltage offset. However, for safety
and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
CPU NB Frequency Multiplier
For safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value
of this item.
APU Load-line Calibration
APU Load-line Calibration helps prevent APU voltage droop when the
system is under heavy load.
GFX Engine Clock
Use this to adjust GFX Engine Clock. The default value is [Auto].
DRAM Timing Coniguration
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s)
inserted and assigns appropriate frequency automatically.
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DRAM Timing Control
DRAM Slot
Use this item to view SPD data.
DRAM Timing Control
Use this item to control DRAM timing.
Power Down Enable
Use this item to enable or disable DDR power down mode.
Bank Interleaving
Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the
same node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention.
Channel Interleaving
It allows you to enable Channel Memory Interleaving. Coniguration options: [Disabled], [Auto]. The default value is [Auto].
Voltage Coniguration
DRAM Voltage
UsethistoselectDRAMVoltage.Thedefaultvalueis[Auto].
SB Voltage
UsethistoselectSBVoltage.Thedefaultvalueis[Auto].
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4.4 Advanced Screen
Inthissection,youmaysettheconigurationsforthefollowingitems:CPUConiguration,NouthBridgeConiguration,SouthBridgeConiguration,StorageConiguration,ACPIConiguration,USBConigurationandTrustedComputing.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
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4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
Core C6 Mode
Use this item to enable or disable Core C6 mode. The default value is
[Enabled].
Package C6 Mode
This item appears only when you enable the item “Core C6 Mode”. Use
this item to enable or disable Package C6 mode. The default value is [Disabled].
Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. The
defaultvalueis[Enabled].Conigurationoptions:[Enabled]and[Disabled].
If you install Windows® 8.1 / 8 / 7 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.
SVM
Whenthisoptionissetto[Enabled],aVMM(VirtualMachineArchitecture)
can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided byAMD-V. The
defaultvalueis[Enabled].Conigurationoptions:[Enabled]and[Disabled].
CPU Thermal Throttle
Use this item to enable CPU internal thermal control mechanism to keep
the CPU from overheated. The default value is [Auto].
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4.4.2 North Bridge Coniguration
IOMMU
This allows you to enable or disable IOMMU support.
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 Express]. Conigurationoptions:[Onboard]and[PCIExpress].
Share Memory
This allows you to set the share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Conigurationoptions:[Auto],[32MB],[64MB],[128MB],[256MB][512MB],
[1GB] and [2GB].
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
This allows you to enable or disable the “Onboard HDMI HD Audio” feature.
Dual Graphics
This item appears only when you install AMD RADEON graphics card on
this motherboard. Use this to enable or disable Dual Graphics feature. If
youenablethisoption,theprimarymonitorwillbeonboardVGA.Ifyouselect [Auto], Dual Graphics function will be automatically enabled when you
install AMD RADEON graphics card. The default value is [Auto].
DVI Function
UsethistoselectDVIfunctionwhenyouinstalltheDVItoHDMIadapter
toDVIport.Conigurationoptions:[asDualLinkDVI]and[asHDMI].Ifyou
select[asDualLinkDVI],youcanuseDualLinkDVImonitorwithoutaudio function. If you select [as HDMI], you can use HDMI monitor with audio
function.Thedefaultvalueis[asDualLinkDVI].
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4.4.3 South Bridge Coniguration
Onboard HD Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature.
Front Panel
Select [Auto] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel.
Onboard LAN
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN feature.
Good Night LED
Enable this option to turn off Power LED when the system is power on.
The keyboard LED will also be turned off in S1, S3 and S4 state. The default value is [Auto].
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4.4.4 Storage Coniguration
SATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “SATA Controller” feature.
SATA Mode
Use this item to adjust SATA Mode. The default value of this option is [AHCI
Mode].Conigurationoptions:[AHCIMode],[RAIDMode]and[IDEMode].
If you set this item to RAID mode, it is suggested to install SATA
ODD driver on SATA_5, SATA_6, SATA_7 and SATA_8 ports.
AMD AHCI BIOS ROM
Use this item to enable or disable AMD AHCI BIOS ROM. The default
value of this option is [Disabled].
SATA IDE Combined Mode
This item is for SATA_5, SATA_6, SATA_7 and SATA_8 ports. Use this
item to enable or disable SATA IDE combined mode. The default value is
[Enabled].
If you want to build RAID on SATA_5, SATA_6, SATA_7 and
SATA_8 ports, please disable this item.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis,andReportingTechnology)feature.Conigurationoptions:[Disabled],
[Auto], [Enabled].
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4.4.5 ACPI Coniguration
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.
Check Ready Bit
Enable to enter the operating system after S3 only when the hard disk is
ready, this is recommended for better system stability.
Deep Sleep
Conigure deep sleep mode forpower saving when thecomputer is shut
down. We recommend disabling Deep Sleep for better system compatibility and stability.
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.
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.
PCIE Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCIE devices to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
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.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Keyboard/Remote to power on the
system.
USB Mouse Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Mouse to power on the system.
ACPI HPET table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is
[Enabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this motherboard to submit Windows®certiication.
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4.4.6 USB Coniguration
USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
A88X USB 3.0 Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 3.0 controller.
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four
conigurationoptions:[Enabled],[Auto],[Disabled]and[UEFISetupOnly].
The default value is [Enabled]. 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
UEFI setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility issue, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.
[UEFI Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under UEFI
setup and Windows / Linux OS.
Legacy USB 3.0 Support
Use this option to enable or disable legacy support for USB 3.0 devices.
The default value is [Enabled].
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4.4.7 Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
Enable to activate Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security for your hard
disk drives.
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4.5 Tool
System Browser
SystemBrowsercanletyoueasilycheckyourcurrentsystemconiguration in UEFI setup.
OMG(Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet
access at speciied times via OMG. You may schedule the starting and
ending hours of internet access granted to other users. In order to prevent
users from bypassing OMG, guest accounts without permission to modify
the system time are required.
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service if you are having trouble with your PC.
PleasesetupnetworkconigurationbeforeusingUEFITechService.
Easy RAID Installer
Easy RAID Installer helps you to copy the RAID driver from the support
CD to your USB storage device. After copying the drivers please change
the SATA mode to RAID, then you can start installing the operating system in RAID mode.
Easy Driver Installer
For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from
our support CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that
installs the LAN driver to your system via an USB storage device, then
downloads and installs the other required drivers automatically.
UEFI Update Utility
Instant Flash
InstantFlashisaUEFIlashutilityembeddedinFlashROM.Thisconvenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI without entering
operatingsystemsirstlikeMS-DOSorWindows®. Just save the new
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UEFIiletoyourUSBlashdrive,loppydiskorharddriveandlaunchthis
tool, then you can update your UEFI only in a few clicks without preparinganadditionalloppydisketteorothercomplicatedlashutility.Please
benotedthattheUSBlashdriveorharddrivemustuseFAT32/16/12ile
system. If you execute Instant Flash utility, the utility will show the UEFI
iles and their respective information. Select the proper UEFI ile to update your UEFI, and reboot your system after the UEFI update process is
completed.
Internet Flash
Internet Flash searches for available UEFI firmware updates from our
servers. In other words, the system can auto-detect the latest UEFI from
ourserversandlashthemwithoutenteringWindowsOS.
Network Coniguration
Internet Setting
Usethisitemtosetuptheinternetconnectionmode.Coniguration
options: [DHCP (Auto IP)] and [PPPOE].
UEFI Download Server
UsethisitemtoselectUEFIirmwaredownloadserverforInternetFlash.
Conigurationoptions:[Asia],[Europe],[USA]and[China].
Dehumidiier Function
Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling
“Dehumidiier Function”. When enabling Dehumidiier Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering
S4/S5 state.
Dehumidiier Period
Thisallowsuserstoconiguretheperiodoftimeuntilthecomputerpowers
onandenables“Dehumidiier”afterenteringS4/S5state.
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Dehumidiier Duration
This allows users to conigure the duration of the dehumidifying process
before it returns to S4/S5 state.
Dehumidiier CPU Fan Setting
Use this setting to conigure CPU fan speed while “Dehumidiier” is enabled.
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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4.6 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.
CPU Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Fan 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU
temperatures and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Over Temperature Protection
Use this item to enable or disable Over Temperature Protection. The
default value is [Enabled].
Case Open Feature
This allows you to enable or disable case open detection feature. The
default is value [Disabled].
Clear Status
This option appears only when the case open has been detected. Use this
option to keep or clear the record of previous chassis intrusion status.
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4.7 Boot Screen
Inthissection,itwilldisplaytheavailabledevicesonyoursystemforyoutoconigure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer’s boot time. There are three conigurationoptions:[Disabled],[Fast]and[UltraFast].Thedefaultvalueis
[Disabled]. Please refer to below descriptions for the details of these three
options:
[Disabled] - Disable Fast Boot.
[Fast] - The only restriction is you may not boot by using an USB lash
drive.
[Ultra Fast] - There are a few restrictions.
1. Only supports Windows® 8 / 8.1 UEFI operating system.
2. You will not be able to enter BIOS Setup (Clear CMOS or run utility
in Widows® to enter BIOS Setup).
3.Ifyouareusinganexternalgraphicscard,theVBIOSmustsupport
UEFI GOP in order to boot.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature.
Setup Prompt Timeout
This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key.
Bootup Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
Full Screen Logo
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is [Enabled].
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AddOn ROM Display
EnableAddOnROMDisplaytoseetheAddOnROMmessagesorconigure the AddOn ROM if you’ve enabled Full Screen Logo. Disable for faster
boot speed.
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Boot Failure Guard Count
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard Count.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
CSM
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable
unless you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows® 8 / 8.1 64bit and all of your devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for
faster boot speed.
Launch PXE OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select
Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Do not
launch?
Launch Storage OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select
Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Do not
launch?
Launch Video OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select
Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Do not
launch?
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4.8 Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
For the user password, you may also clear it.
Secure Boot
Enable to support Windows® 8 / 8.1 Secure Boot.
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4.9 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
conigurationchangesandexitsetup?”Select[OK]tosavethechanges
and exit the UEFI 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 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard
changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used
for this operation.
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Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, you’re welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer
for further information. For technical questions, please submit a support request
form at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp
ASRock Incorporation
2F., No.37, Sec. 2, Jhongyang S. Rd., Beitou District,
Taipei City 112, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
ASRock EUROPE B.V.
Bijsterhuizen 3151
6604 LV Wijchen
he Netherlands
Phone: +31-24-345-44-33
Fax: +31-24-345-44-38
ASRock America, Inc.
13848 Magnolia Ave, Chino, CA91710
U.S.A.
Phone: +1-909-590-8308
Fax: +1-909-590-1026
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