User Manual
Version 1.0
Published August 2013
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Contents
1. Introduction................................................................. 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
Package Contents......................................................................
Specifications..............................................................................
Unique Features.........................................................................
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 Jumpers Setup............................................................................
2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors . ......................................
2.7 CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM Operation Guide.............
2.8 Dual Graphics Operation Guide ................................................
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3. Software and Utilities Operation................................ 32
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
Installing Drivers.........................................................................
A-Tuning.....................................................................................
Qualcomm® Atheros® Security Wake On Internet Technology...
Start8..........................................................................................
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4. UEFI SETUP UTILITY................................................... 47
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Introduction.................................................................................
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar.................................................................
4.1.2 Navigation Keys................................................................
Main Screen................................................................................
OC Tweaker Screen...................................................................
Advanced Screen.......................................................................
4.4.1 CPU Configuration............................................................
4.4.2 North Bridge Configuration...............................................
4.4.3 South Bridge Configuration..............................................
4.4.4 Storage Configuration.......................................................
4.4.5 Super IO Configuration.....................................................
4.4.6 ACPI Configuration...........................................................
4.4.7 USB Configuration............................................................
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4.4.8 Trusted Computing........................................................... 61
4.5 Tool ............................................................................................ 62
4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen................................ 65
4.7 Boot Screen................................................................................ 66
4.8 Security Screen.......................................................................... 68
4.9 Exit Screen................................................................................. 69
1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ motherboard, a reliable motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers
excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to
quality and endurance.
In this documentation, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the motherboard
and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation guide of the
software and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the configuration guide of the BIOS setup.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be updated, the content of this 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 Package Contents
ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Motherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor)
ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Quick Installation Guide
ASRock FM2A75M Pro4+ Support CD
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
ASRock Reminds You...
To get better performance in Windows® 8 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit, it is
recommended to set the BIOS option in Storage Configuration to AHCI
mode.
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1.2 Specifications
Platform
A-Style
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Expansion Slot
- Micro ATX Form Factor
- All Solid Capacitor design
- Home Cloud
- Supports Socket FM2+ 95W / FM2 100W processors
- 4 + 2 Power Phase design
- AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3)
- Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
- Supports DDR3 1866/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC,
un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 1)
- Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB (see CAUTION 2)
- Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
- Supports AMD Memory Profile (AMP)
- 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.
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE3 @ x4 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot
- 1 x PCI Slot
- Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM, CrossFireXTM and Dual
Graphics
Graphics - Integrated AMD Radeon HD 8000/7000 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
- Three VGA output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI Ports
- Supports Triple Monitor
- Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to
1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports Dual-link DVI-D with max. resolution up to
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
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- Supports AMD Steady VideoTM 2.0: New video post
processing capability for automatic jitter reduction on
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
Storage
Connector
home/online video
- Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D
and HDMI Ports
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892
Audio Codec)
- Premium Blu-ray Audio support
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Qualcomm® Atheros® AR8171
- Supports Qualcomm® Atheros® Security Wake On Internet
Technology
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports PXE
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
- 1 x D-Sub Port
- 1 x DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3))
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
- HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/Line in/Front
Speaker/Microphone
- 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1 and RAID 10), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
- 1 x IR Header
- 1 x Print Port Header
- 1 x COM Port Header
- 1 x Chassis Intrusion Header
- 1 x TPM Header
- 1 x Power LED Header
- 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
- 1 x Chassis Fan Connector (4-pin)
- 1 x Power Fan Connector (3-pin)
- 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
- 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
- 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
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BIOS Feature
Support CD
Hardware Monitor
OS
Certifications
- 3 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
- 1 x USB 3.0 Header by AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3)
(Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
- 64Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 compliance wake up events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
- DRAM, CPU Voltage multi-adjustment
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version),
CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, Google Chrome
Browser and Toolbar, Start8 (30 days trial)
- 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
- Voltage monitoring: +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 1866/1600MHz memory speed is supported depends
on the CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR3 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 / 7. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU,
there is no such limitation. You can use ASRock XFast RAM to
utilize the memory that Windows® cannot use.
3. xvYCC and Deep Color are only supported under Windows® 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 64-bit / 8 / 7 64-bit / 7.
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1.3 Unique Features
ASRock A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose software suite with a new
interface, more new features and improved utilities, including
XFast RAM, Dehumidifier, Good Night LED, FAN-Tastic Tuning, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more.
ASRock Instant Boot
ASRock Instant Boot allows you to turn on your PC in just a few
seconds, provides a much more efficient way to save energy,
time, money, and improves system running speed for your system. It leverages the S3 and S4 ACPI features which normally
enable the Sleep/Standby and Hibernation modes in Windows®
to shorten boot up time. By calling S3 and S4 at specific timing
during the shutdown and startup process, Instant Boot allows
you to enter your Windows® desktop in a few seconds.
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash
ROM. This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update
system BIOS without entering operating systems first like MSDOS or Windows®. With this utility, you can press the <F6> key
during the POST or the <F2> key to enter into the BIOS setup
menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. Just launch this tool and
save the new BIOS file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or
hard drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks
without preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please be noted that the USB flash drive or
hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system.
ASRock APP Charger
If you desire a faster, less restricted way of charging your
Apple devices, such as iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, ASRock has
prepared a wonderful solution for you - ASRock APP Charger.
Simply install the APP Charger driver, it makes your iPhone
charge much quickly from your computer and up to 40% faster
than before. ASRock APP Charger allows you to quickly charge
many Apple devices simultaneously and even supports continuous charging when your PC enters into Standby mode (S1),
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Suspend to RAM (S3), hibernation mode (S4) or power off (S5).
With APP Charger driver installed, you can easily enjoy the marvelous charging experience.
ASRock XFast USB
ASRock XFast USB can boost USB storage device performance. The performance may depend on the properties of the
device.
ASRock XFast LAN
ASRock XFast LAN provides a faster internet access, which
includes the benefits listed below. LAN Application Prioritization: You can configure your application’s priority ideally and/or
add new programs. Lower Latency in Game: After setting online
game’s priority higher, it can lower the latency in games. Traffic
Shaping: You can watch Youtube HD videos and download simultaneously. Real-Time Analysis of Your Data: With the status
window, you can easily recognize which data streams you are
transferring currently.
ASRock XFast RAM
ASRock XFast RAM is included in A-Tuning. It fully utilizes the
memory space that cannot be used under Windows® 32-bit
operating systems. ASRock XFast RAM shortens the loading
time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster
than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5
times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that
it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in
order to extend their lifespan.
ASRock Crashless BIOS
ASRock Crashless BIOS allows users to update their BIOS
without fear of failing. If power loss occurs during the BIOS update process, ASRock Crashless BIOS will automatically finish
the BIOS update procedure after regaining power. Please note
that BIOS files need to be placed in the root directory of your
USB disk. Only USB2.0 ports support this feature.
ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict
internet access at specified times via OMG. You may schedule
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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.
ASRock Internet Flash
ASRock Internet Flash searches for available UEFI firmware
updates from our servers. In other words, the system can autodetect the latest UEFI from our servers and flash them without
entering Windows® OS.
ASRock UEFI System Browser
ASRock UEFI system browser is a useful tool included in
graphical UEFI. It can detect the devices and configurations
that users are currently using in their PC. With the UEFI system
browser, you can easily examine the current system configuration in UEFI setup.
ASRock UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service by sending a support request
from the UEFI setup utility if you are having trouble with your
PC.
ASRock On/Off Play Technology
ASRock On/Off Play Technology allows users to enjoy the great
audio experience from the portable audio devices, such like
MP3 player or mobile phone to your PC, even when the PC is
turned off (or in ACPI S5 mode)! This motherboard also provides
a free 3.5mm audio cable (optional) that ensures users the most
convenient computing environment.
ASRock Dehumidifier Function
Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by
enabling “Dehumidifier Function”. When enabling Dehumidifier
Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering S4/S5 state.
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ASRock Easy RAID Installer
ASRock Easy RAID Installer can help you to copy the RAID
driver from a support CD to your USB storage device. After
copying the RAID driver to your USB storage device, please
change “SATA Mode” to “RAID”, then you can start installing the
OS in RAID mode.
ASRock 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.
ASRock Interactive UEFI
ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system configuration
tools, cool sound effects and stunning visuals. The unprecedented UEFI provides a more attractive interface and brings a
lot more amusing.
ASRock Fast Boot
With ASRock’s exclusive Fast Boot technology, it takes less
than 1.5 seconds to logon to Windows® 8 from a cold boot. No
more waiting! The speedy boot will completely change your user
experience and behavior.
ASRock X-Boost
Brilliantly designed for combo overclocking, ASRock X-Boost
Technology is able to unleash the hidden power of your CPUs.
Simply press “X” when turning on the PC, X-Boost will automatically overclock the relative components to get up to 15.77%
performance boost! With the smart X-Boost, overclocking CPU
can become a near one-button process.
ASRock Restart to UEFI
Windows® 8 brings the ultimate boot up experience. The lightning boot up speed makes it hard to access the UEFI setup. ASRock Restart to UEFI technology is designed for those requiring
frequent UEFI access. It is included in ASRock’s exclusive allin-one A-Tuning tuning program that allows users to easily enter
the UEFI automatically when turning on the PC next time. Just
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simply enable this function; the PC will be assured to access the
UEFI directly in the very beginning.
ASRock USB Key
In a world where time is money, why waste precious time
everyday typing usernames to log in to Windows? Why should
we even bother memorizing those foot long passwords? Just
plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows
automatically!
ASRock FAN-Tastic Tuning
ASRock FAN-Tastic Tuning is included in A-Tuning. Configure
up to five different fan speeds using the graph. The fans will
automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned
temperature is met.
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1.4 Motherboard Layout
PS2
Keyboard/
Mouse
USB 2.0
T: USB3
B: USB4
PWR_FAN1
CPU_FAN1
CPU_FAN2
ATX12V1
Top:
RJ-45
ATXPWR1
DDR3_B2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3_A2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
SOCKET FM2b
HDMI1
Top:
CTR BASS
Front USB 3.0
PCI Express 3.0
PCIE1
Super
I/O
X Fast LAN
X Fast USB
CMOS
BATTERY
PCIE2
CI1
1
X Fast RAM
1
AMD
A75 FCH
(Hudson-D3)
Chipset
CLRCMOS1
SATA3_5
PCIE3
RoHS
AUDIO
CODEC
PCI1
SATA3_2
64Mb
BIOS
SATA3_4
PLED1
1
HD_AUDIO1
IR1
LPT1
COM1
USB_5_6
USB_7_8
USB_9_10
PLED PWRBTN
TPMS1
SPEAKER1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
SATA3_1
HDLED
PANEL 1
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1
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
FM2A75M Pro4+
CHA_FAN1
SATA3_6
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
LAN
USB3_3_4
USB 2.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DVI1
VGA1
USB 3.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
RESET
SATA3_3
No. Description
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Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
2
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
3
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
4
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN2)
5
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1)
6
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A2, DDR3_B2)
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ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_3_4)
9
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
10
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_6)
11
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_5)
12
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_4)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_3)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2)
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
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Power LED Header (PLED1)
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Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB_5_6)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB_7_8)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB_9_10)
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TPM Header (TPMS1)
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Print Port Header (LPT1)
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COM Port Header (COM1)
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Infrared Module Header (IR1)
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Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
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Chassis Intrusion Header (CI1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
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1.5 I/O Panel
1
2
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13
12
11
3
4
5
6
7
10
9
8
No. Description
No. Description
1
USB 2.0 Ports (USB_3_4)*
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Microphone (Pink)
2
D-Sub Port
9
Optical SPDIF Out Port
3
LAN RJ-45 Port**
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USB 2.0 Ports (USB_1_2)*
4
Central / Bass (Orange)
11
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_1_2)
(AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3))
5
Rear Speaker (Black)
12
HDMI Port
6
Line In (Light Blue)
13
DVI-D Port
7
Front Speaker (Lime)***
14
PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
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* It is recommended to install the USB Keyboard/Mouse cable to USB 2.0 ports (USB_1_2 or
USB_3_4) instead of USB 3.0 ports.
** 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
*** If you use a 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. See
the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
Audio Output
Channels
Front
Speaker
(No. 7)
2
4
6
8
V
V
V
V
Line In or
Rear Speaker Central / Bass
Side Speaker
(No. 5)
(No. 4)
(No. 6)
-V
V
V
--V
V
---V
To enable Multi-Streaming, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to
the front panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find the
“Mixer” tool on your system. Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable
playback multi-streaming”, and click “ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or
“8CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA Primary output” to
use the Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek
HDA Audio 2nd output” to use the front panel audio.
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2. Installation
This is a Micro ATX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard,
study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
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. Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up
o
to a 90 angle.
Step 2.
Step 3.
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.
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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 11, No. 3 or CPU_FAN2,
see Page 11, No. 4). 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 configuration, 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 1866/1600 memory modules on this motherboard, it is
recommended to install them on DDR3_A2 and DDR3_B2 slots.
Dual Channel Memory Configuration
Priority
DDR3_A1
1
2
3
Populated
Populated
DDR3_A2
DDR3_B1
DDR3_B2
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot at
incorrect orientation.
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1
2
3
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There is 1 PCI slot and 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.
PCI Slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI interface.
PCIE Slots:
PCIE1 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE2 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane
width cards.
PCIE3 (PCIe 2.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x4 lane width graphics cards. PCIe Slot Configurations
PCIE1
PCIE3
Single Graphics Card
x16
N/A
Two Graphics Cards in
CrossFireX TM Mode
x16
x4
For a better thermal environment, please connect a chassis fan to the motherboard’s chassis fan connector (CHA_FAN1) when using multiple graphics
cards.
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2.5 Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are
setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
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
Setting
Clear CMOS Jumper
Description
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.11, No. 9)
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 finish updating the BIOS, you must boot
up the system first, and then shut it down before you do the clear-CMOS action. Please be noted that the password, date, time, user default profile, 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
(SATA3_6: see p.11, No. 10)
SATA3_6
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_1: see p.11, No. 14) (SATA3_2: see p.11, No. 15)
(SATA3_3: see p.11, No. 13)
(SATA3_4: see p.11, No. 12)
(SATA3_5: see p.11, No. 11)
SATA3_5
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!
SATA3_2
SATA3_4
SATA3_1
SATA3_3
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB_5_6)
(see p.11 No. 19)
(9-pin USB_7_8)
These six Serial ATA3 (SATA3) connectors support SATA data cables for internal storage devices. The current SATA3 interface allows up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
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.
(see p.11 No. 20)
(9-pin USB_9_10)
(see p.11 No. 21)
USB_PWR
P-10
P+10
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+9
P-9
USB_PWR
USB 3.0 Header
(19-pin USB3_3_4)
(see p.11, No. 8)
Vbus
Vbus
IntA_P4_SSRX-
IntA_P3_SSRX-
IntA_P4_SSRX+
IntA_P3_SSRX+
GND
GND
IntA_P4_SSTX-
IntA_P3_SSTX-
IntA_P4_SSTX+
IntA_P3_SSTX+
GND
GND
IntA_P4_D-
IntA_P3_D-
IntA_P4_D+
IntA_P3_D+
DUMMY
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Besides two default USB 3.0
ports on the I/O panel, there is
one USB 3.0 header on this
motherboard. This USB 3.0
header can support two USB 3.0
ports.
Infrared Module Header
(5-pin IR1)
This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
(see p.11 No. 25)
and receiving infrared module.
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.11 No. 26)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
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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).
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 / 8 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit 64-bit OS:
Go to the "FrontMic" Tab in the Realtek Control panel. Adjust “Recording Volume”.
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.11 No. 16)
This header accommodates
several system front panel functions.
Connect the power switch, reset switch and system status indicator
on the chassis to this header according to the pin assignments below.
Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to turn off your system using the power switch.
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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).
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
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
Please connect the chassis speaker to this header.
(see p.11 No. 18)
Power LED Header
Please connect the chassis
(3-pin PLED1)
power LED to this header to
indicate system power status. The LED is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps
blinking in S1 state. The LED is off in S3/S4 state or S5 state (power off).
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PLEDPLED+
PLED+
(see p.11 No. 17)
Chassis and Power Fan Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.11 No. 28)
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
+12V
GND
(see p.11 No. 1)
PWR_FAN_SPEED
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Please connect the fan cables to the fan connectors and match the black wire to the ground pin. CHA_FAN1 fan
speed can be controlled through
UEFI or A-Tuning.
CPU Fan Connectors FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to the connector and
(see p.11 No. 3)
match the black wire to the ground pin.
+12V
GND
1 2 3 4
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
(3-pin CPU_FAN2)
(see p.11 No. 4)
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
12
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1
13
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(see p.11 No. 7)
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
ATX 12V Power Connector (8-pin ATX12V1)
4
8
(see p.11 No. 2)
1
5
12
24
1
13
Please connect an ATX 12V power supply to this connector.
Though this motherboard provides 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, it can still work
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8
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
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1
5
Serial port Header
This COM1 header supports a
serial port module.
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.11 No. 24)
Chassis Intrusion Header
(2-pin CI1)
(see p.11, No. 27)
Print Port Header
(25-pin LPT1)
(see p.11, No. 23)
AFD#
ERROR#
PINIT#
SLIN#
This motherboard supports
CASE OPEN detection feature
that detects if the chassis cover
has been removed. This feature
requires a chassis with chassis
intrusion detection design.
GND
1
SPD7
SPD6 ACK#
SPD5
BUSY
SPD4
PE
SPD3
SLCT
SPD2
SPD1
SPD0
STB#
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
This connector supports
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
system, which can securely
store keys, digital certificates,
passwords, and data. A TPM
system also helps enhance
network security, protects
digital identities, and ensures
platform integrity.
(see p.11, No. 22)
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This is an interface for print
port cable that allows convenient connection of printer
devices.
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2.7 CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports CrossFireX TM and Quad CrossFireX TM that allows
you to install up to two identical PCI Express x16 graphics cards. Currently
CrossFireX TM and Quad CrossFireX TM are supported with Windows® 7 / 7
64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit OS.
1. You should only use identical CrossFireX TM -ready graphics cards that are
AMD certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports AMD CrossFireX TM
technology. Download the drivers from the AMD’s website: www.amd.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the
minimum power your system requires. It is recommended to use a AMD
certified PSU. Please refer to the AMD’s website for details.
4. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireX TM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both
cards will operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireX TM mode.
5. Different CrossFireX TM cards may require different methods to enable
CrossFireX TM. Please refer to AMD graphics card manuals for detailed
installation guide.
2.7.1 Installing Two CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1
slot and the other graphics card to
PCIE3 slot. Make sure that the cards
are properly seated on the slots.
Step 2
CrossFire Bridge
Connect two graphics cards by installing a CrossFire Bridge on the CrossFire Bridge Interconnects on the top
of the graphics cards. (The CrossFire
Bridge is provided with the graphics
card you purchase, not bundled with
this motherboard. Please refer to your
graphics card vendor for details.)
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Step 3
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable
to the monitor connector or the DVI
connector of the graphics card that is
inserted to PCIE1 slot.
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2.7.2 Driver Installation and Setup
Step 1
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Step 2
Remove the AMD drivers if you have any VGA drivers installed in your
system.
The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this
utility to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation.
Please check AMD’s website for AMD driver updates.
Step 3
Install the required drivers and CATALYST Control Center then restart your
computer. Please check AMD’s website for details.
Step 4
AMD Catalyst Control Center
Double-click the AMD Catalyst
Control Center icon in the Windows®
system tray.
Step 5
In the left pane, click Performance
and then AMD CrossFireX TM . Then
select Enable AMD CrossFireX and
click Apply. Select the GPU number
according to your graphics card and
click Apply.
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2.8 AMD Dual Graphics Operation Guide
This motherboard supports AMD Dual Graphics feature. AMD Dual Graphics brings
multi-GPU performance capabilities by enabling an AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3)
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
/ 7 OS.
What does an AMD Dual Graphics system include?
An AMD Dual Graphics system includes an AMD Radeon HD 8000/7000 graphics
processor and a motherboard based on an AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3) integrated
chipset, all operating in a Windows® 8 / 7 environment. Please refer to AMD website
for further information.
Enjoy the benefit 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.
Step 3. Connect the monitor cable to the onboard VGA port. Please be noted that
the current VGA driver / VBIOS can allow Dual Graphics output from onboard display only. For any future update, please refer to our website for
further information.
Step 4. Boot into OS. Please remove the AMD driver if you have any VGA driver
installed in your system.
Step 5. Install the onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system for
both the onboard VGA and the discrete graphics card.
Step 6. Restart your computer. Right-click the desktop. Click “AMD VISION
Engine Control Center” to enter AMD VISION Engine Control Center.
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Step 7. You can also click “AMD VISION Engine Control Center” on your
Windows® taskbar to enter AMD VISION Engine Control Center.
AMD VISION Engine Control Center
Step 8. In AMD VISION Engine Control Center, please choose “Performance”.
Click “AMD CrossFireTM”.
Step 9. Click “Enable CrossFireTM” and click “Apply“ to save your change.
Step 10. Reboot your system. Then you can freely enjoy the benefit of Dual
Graphics feature.
* Dual Graphics appearing here is a registered trademark of AMD Technologies Inc., and is
used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
* 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
double click on the file “ASRSETUP.EXE” in the Support CD to display the
menu.
Drivers Menu
The drivers compatible to your system will be auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please click Install All or follow the order from
top to bottom to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you
install can work properly.
Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the application software that the motherboard
supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install
it.
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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, Dehumidifier, Good Night LED, FAN-Tastic Tuning, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more.
3.2.1 Installing A-Tuning
When you install the all-in-one driver to your system from ASRock’s support
CD, A-Tuning will be auto-installed as well. After the installation, you will find
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 five sections in A-Tuning main menu: Operation Mode, Tools, OC
Tweaker, System Info and Tech Service.
Operation Mode
Choose an operation mode for your computer.
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Tools
Various tools and utilities.
XFast RAM
Boost the system’s performance and extend the HDD’s or SDD’s lifespan!
Create a hidden partition, then assign which files should be stored in the
RAM drive.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. Please note that Ultra Fast
mode is only supported by Windows 8 and the VBIOS must support 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/LAN 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
Configure up to five different fan speeds using the graph. The fans will
automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is
met.
Dehumidifier
Prevent motherboard damages due to dampness. Enable this function and
configure the period of time until the computer powers on, and the duration
of the dehumidifying process.
OC Tweaker
Configurations for overclocking the system.
System Info
View information about the system.
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Tech Service
Contact Tech Service.
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3.3 Qualcomm® Atheros® Security Wake On Internet Technology
Qualcomm ® Atheros® Security Wake On Internet Technology allows you to
wake up and remote control your home computer from energy efficient sleep
mode.
Before configuring this feature, make sure that the "PCI Device Power On"
is enabled in UEFI SETUP UTILITY > Advanced > ACPI Configuration.
3.3.1 Configuring and Using Sunlogin
Oray Sunlogin is a remote control software that lets you easily access
and control the remote host that is installed with the Oray SunLogin Client
software.
Installing Sunlogin remote client
Step 1
Login to sunlogin.oray.com.
If you have not created a Sunlogin acount, create one.
Step 2
Download "Sunlogin Client" from the Download section of sunlogin.oray.com
and execute it.
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Step 3
Click on Remote Client and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
installation.
Step 4
Double-click the Sunlogin Remote Control icon
tray.
in the Windows system
Step 5
Make sure that "Remote wakeup module" and "Remote control module" is
set to On.
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Installing Sunlogin control client
Step 1
For Windows users:
Download "Control Client" from the Download section of sunlogin.oray.com
and execute it. Log-in with your Sunlogin Account and Password.
For iPad/iPhone users:
Download “Sunlogin” from the App Store and install the app. Then fill in your
Sunlogin Account and Password.
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For Andriod mobile device users:
Search “Sunlogin” in Google PLAY and then install the app. Then fill in your
Sunlogin Account and Password.
Using Remote Wakeup
For Windows users:
Select one Host (Offline with Gray power button) on the control client panel
to wake up your home computer.
For iPad/iPhone users:
Tap one Host (Offline with Gray power button ) on the Host List. Then tap
the Power button to wakeup your home computer.
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For Andriod mobile device users:
Tap one Host (Offline with Blue power button ) on the Host List. Then tap the
Power button to wakeup your home computer.
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Using Remote Control
For Windows users:
Right-click on a Host (Online with Blue Windows logo) on the control client
panel. Then key in your remote access password.
For iPad/iPhone users:
Tap one online machine on the Host List and fill in the Access password to
start using remote control.
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For Andriod mobile device users:
Tap one online machine and fill in the Access password to start using remote
control.
Tutorial Video
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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
customizations for greater efficiency.
3.4.1 Installing Start8
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, which is located in the folder at the following path of the Support CD: \ ASRock Utility > Start8.
3.4.2 Configuring 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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Configure
Configure provides configuration options, including icon sizes, 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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Control lets you configure what a click on the start button or a press on the
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 configuration tools, cool sound effects and stunning visuals. Not only will it make BIOS setup less difficult but also a
lot more amusing. This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to
configure your system. The UEFI chip on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP
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 For overclocking configurations
Advanced For advanced system configurations
Tool
Useful tools
H/W Monitor Displays current hardware status
Boot
For configuring boot settings and boot priority
Security
For security settings
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
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)
/
/ + / -
<Tab>
<Enter>
<PGUP>
<PGDN>
<HOME>
<END>
<F1>
<F7>
<F9>
<F10>
<F12>
<ESC>
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
Switch to next function
To bring up the selected screen
Go to the previous page
Go to the next page
Go to the top of the screen
Go to the bottom of the screen
To display the General Help Screen
Discard changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Load optimal default values for all the settings
Save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
Print screen
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 Configuration
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
recommended to use DVI or HDMI monitor to get better performance. 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.
Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is
[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
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.
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 Configuration
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. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto]. The default value is [Auto].
Voltage Configuration
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
APU PCIE Voltage VDDP
Use this to select APU PCIE Voltage VDDP. The default value is [Auto].
SB Voltage
Use this to select SB Voltage. The default value is [Auto].
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4.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU Configuration, Nouth Bridge Configuration, South Bridge Configuration, Storage Configuration, Super IO Configuration, ACPI Configuration, USB Configuration and Trusted
Computing.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
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4.4.1 CPU Configuration
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
default value is [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled].
If you install Windows® 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
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].
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 Configuration
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]. Configuration options: [Onboard], [PCI] and [PCI Express].
Share Memory
This allows you to set the share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [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
you enable this option, the primary monitor will be onboard VGA. If you select [Auto], Dual Graphics function will be automatically enabled when you
install AMD RADEON graphics card. The default value is [Auto].
DVI Function
Use this to select DVI function when you install the DVI to HDMI adapter
to DVI port. Configuration options: [as Dual Link DVI] and [as HDMI]. If you
select [as Dual Link DVI], you can use Dual Link DVI monitor without audio function. If you select [as HDMI], you can use HDMI monitor with audio
function. The default value is [as Dual Link DVI].
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4.4.3 South Bridge Configuration
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] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel.
On/Off Play
With ASRock On/Off Play users can connect their portable audio devices,
such as an MP3 player or a mobile phone to the PC and listen to music
through the computer’s speakers even when the computer is turned off.
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 Configuration
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]. Configuration options: [AHCI Mode], [RAID Mode] and [IDE Mode].
If you set this item to RAID mode, it is suggested to install SATA
ODD driver on SATA3_5 and SATA3_6 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 SATA3_5 and SATA3_6 ports. Use this item to enable or
disable SATA IDE combined mode. The default value is [Enabled].
If you want to build RAID on SATA3_5 and SATA3_6 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, and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled],
[Auto], [Enabled].
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4.4.5 Super IO Configuration
Serial Port
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard serial port.
Serial Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port.
Configuration options: [3F8h / IRQ4] and [3E8h / IRQ4].
Infrared Port
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard infrared port.
Infrared Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port.
Confi guration options: [2F8h / IRQ3] and [2E8h / IRQ3].
Parallel Port
Enable or disable the Parallel port.
Device Mode
Select the device mode according to your connected device.
Change Settings
Select the address of the Parallel port.
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4.4.6 ACPI Configuration
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
Configure deep sleep mode for power saving when the computer 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.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI 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® certification.
CSM
Please disable CSM when you enable Fast Boot option. The default value
is [Enabled].
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4.4.7 USB Configuration
USB 2.0 Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 2.0 controller.
A75 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
confi guration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [UEFI Setup Only].
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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4.4.8 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
System Browser can let you easily check your current system configuration in UEFI setup.
OMG(Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet
access at specified 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.
Please setup network configuration before using UEFI Tech Service.
Easy RAID Installer
Easy RAID Installer helps you to copy the RAID driver from the support
CD to your USB storage device. After copying the drivers please change
the SATA mode to RAID, then you can start installing the operating system in RAID mode.
Easy Driver Installer
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
Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI without entering
operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just save the new
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UEFI file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard drive and launch this
tool, then you can update your UEFI only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please
be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file
system. If you execute Instant Flash utility, the utility will show the UEFI
files and their respective information. Select the proper UEFI file 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
our servers and flash them without entering Windows OS.
Network Configuration
Internet Setting
Use this item to set up the internet connection mode. Configuration
options: [DHCP (Auto IP)] and [PPPOE].
UEFI Download Server
Use this item to select UEFI firmware download server for Internet Flash.
Configuration options: [Asia], [Europe], [USA] and [China].
Dehumidifier Function
Users may prevent motherboard damages due to dampness by enabling
“Dehumidifier Function”. When enabling Dehumidifier Function, the computer will power on automatically to dehumidify the system after entering
S4/S5 state.
Dehumidifier Period
This allows users to configure the period of time until the computer powers
on and enables “Dehumidifier” after entering S4/S5 state.
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Dehumidifier Duration
This allows users to configure the duration of the dehumidifying process
before it returns to S4/S5 state.
Dehumidifier CPU Fan Setting
Use this setting to configure CPU fan speed while “Dehumidifier” 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 & 2 Setting
This allows you to set the CPU fan 1 & 2 speed. Confi guration options: [Full
On] and [Automatic Mode]. The default is value [Full On].
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
This allows you to set the chassis fan 1 speed. Confi guration options: [Full
On], [Manual Mode] and [Automatic Mode]. The default is value [Full On].
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
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer’s boot time. There are three configuration options: [Disabled], [Fast] and [Ultra Fast]. The default value is
[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 flash
drive.
[Ultra Fast] - There are a few restrictions.
1. Only supports Windows® 8 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. If you are using an external graphics card, the VBIOS must support 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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Option ROM Messages
[Force BIOS] - The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display
during the bootsequence.
[Keep Current] - The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if
the third-partymanufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
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 64-bit
and all of your devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster
boot speed.
Launch PXE OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select
Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. 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 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
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
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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for further information. For technical questions, please submit a support request
form at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp
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