M3A790GXH/USB3
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published January 2010
Copyright©2010 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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Contents
1 . Introduction ........................................................... 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Package Contents .....................................................................
Specifications ............................................................................
Two CrossFireXTM Graphics Card Support List ...........................
Three CrossFireXTM Graphics Card Support List .....................
Motherboard Layout .................................................................
I/O Panel ....................................................................................
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2 . Installation .............................................................. 14
Pre-installation Precautions ...............................................................
2.1 CPU Installation .........................................................................
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink .......................................
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ....................................
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) ..........................
2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features ..........................
2.6 CrossFireXTM and 3-Way CrossFireXTM Operation Guide ........
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
2.18
2.19
2.20
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18
20
23
Hybrid CrossFireXTM Operation Guide ...................................... 30
Jumpers Setup .......................................................................... 32
Onboard Headers and Connectors .......................................... 33
HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide .................................... 39
SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide .................................................. 40
eSATAII Interface Introduction .................................................. 41
Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation ................................................................................. 44
Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs .... 44
SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide ..... 45
Driver Installation Guide ............................................................ 47
Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP /
XP 64-bit With RAID Functions ................................................. 47
2.17.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions .................................................................... 47
2.17.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit With RAID Functions .............................. 48
Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP /
XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions ............................................ 49
2.18.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
Functions ...................................................................... 49
2.18.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit
Without RAID Functions ................................................ 50
DTS Operation Guide ................................................................ 51
Untied Overclocking Technology .............................................. 53
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3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY ................................................... 54
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
Introduction ...............................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ...............................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys .............................................................
Main Screen ..............................................................................
Smart Screen ............................................................................
Advanced Screen ....................................................................
3.4.1 CPU Configuration ..........................................................
3.4.2 Memory Configuration ....................................................
3.4.3 Chipset Configuration .....................................................
3.4.4 ACPI Configuration .........................................................
3.4.5 Storage Configuration ....................................................
3.4.6 PCIPnP Configuration ......................................................
3.4.7 Floppy Configuration ......................................................
3.4.8 Super IO Configuration ...................................................
3.4.9 USB Configuration ..........................................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen .............................
Boot Screen ..............................................................................
3.6.1 Boot Settings Configuration ...........................................
Security Screen ........................................................................
Exit Screen ...............................................................................
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4 . Software Support ................................................... 78
4.1
4.2
Install Operating System ...........................................................
Support CD Information .............................................................
4.2.1 Running Support CD .......................................................
4.2.2 Drivers Menu ..................................................................
4.2.3 Utilities Menu ...................................................................
4.2.4 Contact Information ........................................................
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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock M3A790GXH/USB3 motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-by-step
guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration guide to
BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for specific information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
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P ack
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ASRock M3A790GXH/USB3 Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.8-in, 30.5 cm x 22.4 cm)
ASRock M3A790GXH/USB3 Quick Installation Guide
ASRock M3A790GXH/USB3 Support CD
1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)
1 x Ribbon Cable for a 3.5-in Floppy Drive
4 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
1 x ASRock SLI/XFire Switch Card
1 x ASRock USB 3.0 Card
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Expansion Slot
Graphics
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.8-in, 30.5 cm x 22.4 cm
- All Solid Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality
Conductive Polymer Capacitors)
- Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD PhenomTM II X4 /
X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 / Sempron
processors
- Supports CPU up to 140W
- Supports AMD OverDriveTM with ACC feature (Advanced Clock
Calibration)
- AMD LIVE!TM Ready
- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology
- FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports Hyper-Transport 3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology
- Northbridge: AMD 790GX
- Southbridge: AMD SB750
- Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots
- Support DDR3 1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered
memory (see CAUTION 3)
- Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB (see CAUTION 4)
- 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
(blue: single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode; white: x4 mode)
- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- Supports ATITM Quad CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM,
CrossFireXTM and Hybrid CrossFireXTM (see CAUTION 5)
- Integrated AMD Radeon HD 3300 graphics
- DX10 class iGPU, Pixel Shader 4.0
- Max. shared memory 512MB (see CAUTION 6)
- Built-in 128MB DDR3 1333(OC)/1200MHz SidePort Memory
- Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
- Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to
1920x1200 (1080P)
- Supports Dual-link DVI with max. resolution up to 2560x1600
@ 75Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @
60Hz
- Supports HDCP function
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Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
Connector
BIOS Feature
- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback
- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection
- DAC with 110dB dynamic range (ALC890 Audio Codec)
- DTS (Digital Theater Systems) support (see CAUTION 7)
- Premium Blu-ray audio support
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111DL
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
I/O Panel
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port
- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port
- 1 x HDMI Port
- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
- 1 x IEEE 1394 Port
- 1 x eSATAII Port
- 6 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/
Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 8)
- 6 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and JBOD), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug”
functions (see CAUTION 9)
- 1 x eSATAII 3.0Gb/s connector (shared with 1 SATAII
connector) (see CAUTION 10)
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x COM port header
- 1 x IEEE 1394 header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- CPU/Chassis/NB/Power FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 8 pin 12V power connector
- SLI/XFIRE power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 11)
- 8Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
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Support CD
Unique Feature
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- CPU, DRAM, NB Voltage Multi-adjustment
- Supports Smart BIOS
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), AMD
OverDriveTM Utility, AMD Live! Explorer, AMD Fusion,
ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and
Trial; Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial)
- ASRock OC Tuner (see CAUTION 12)
- Intelligent Energy Saver (see CAUTION 13)
- Instant Boot
- ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 14)
- ASRock OC DNA (see CAUTION 15)
- Hybrid Booster:
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 16)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 17)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU/Chassis/NB/Power Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP
/ XP Media Center / XP 64-bit compliant
- FCC, CE, Microsoft® WHQL Certificated
- EuP Ready (EuP ready power supply is required)
(see CAUTION 18)
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
WARNING
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting
the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using the thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability, or even
cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at
your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
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CAUTION!
1.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 55 for details.
2.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before you
implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the
3.
installation guide of memory modules on page 18 for proper installation.
Whether 1600MHz memory speed is supported depends on the AM3 CPU
you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR3 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
4.
5.
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be
less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 7 /
VistaTM / XP. For Windows® OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
If you want to use CrossFireX TM function, please follow the instructions on
page 25 and 26 to reverse the direction of ASRock SLI/XFire Switch Card in
advance.
6.
The maximum shared memory size is defined by the chipset vendor and
is subject to change. Please check AMD website for the latest information.
7.
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) is a multi-channel digital surround sound
format. To enable DTS function, you need to adjust the settings after
audio driver installation. Please refer to “DTS Operation Guide” on page
53 for details.
8.
9.
For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono modes.
For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-channel, 6-channel,
and 8-channel modes. Please check the table on page 15 for proper connection.
Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 42 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
directly.
10. This motherboard supports eSATAII interface, the external SATAII
specification. Please read “eSATAII Interface Introduction” on page 43
for details about eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures.
11. Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows® 7
64-bit / 7 / VistaTM 64-bit / VistaTM / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2.
12. It is a user-friendly ASRock overclocking tool which allows you to surveil
your system by hardware monitor function and overclock your hardware
devices to get the best system performance under Windows ®
environment. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of
ASRock OC Tuner. ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
13. Featuring an advanced proprietary hardware and software design,
Intelligent Energy Saver is a revolutionary technology that delivers
unparalleled power savings. The voltage regulator can reduce the
number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are
idle. In other words, it is able to provide exceptional power saving and
improve power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance.
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To use Intelligent Energy Saver function, please enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet
option in the BIOS setup in advance. Please visit our website for the
operation procedures of Intelligent Energy Saver.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
14. 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 MS-DOS or Windows®. With
this utility, you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2> key to
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.
15. The software name itself – OC DNA literally tells you what it is capable of.
OC DNA, an exclusive utility developed by ASRock, provides a convenient way for the user to record the OC settings and share with others. It
helps you to save your overclocking record under the operating system
and simplifies the complicated recording process of overclocking settings.
With OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with
your friends! Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system
to get the same OC settings as yours! Please be noticed that the OC
profile can only be shared and worked on the same motherboard.
16. Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended
to perform over-clocking. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU
bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the
CPU.
17. While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown.
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the
motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it
back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal
grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system.
18. EuP, stands for Energy Using Product, was a provision regulated by
European Union to define the power consumption for the completed system.
According to EuP, the total AC power of the completed system shall be
under 1.00W in off mode condition. To meet EuP standard, an EuP ready
motherboard and an EuP ready power supply are required. According to
Intel’s suggestion, the EuP ready power supply must meet the standard of
5v standby power efficiency is higher than 50% under 100 mA current
consumption. For EuP ready power supply selection, we recommend you
checking with the power supply manufacturer for more details.
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1.3
Two CrossF
ireX TM Graphics Card Suppor
CrossFireX
Supportt List
(for Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit)
Chipset
Model Name
Chipset Name
Driver
Vendor
ATI
MSI RX2600PRO-T2D256EZ
Radeon HD 2600PRO Catalyst 8.9
Gigabyte GV-RX26T256HP-B
Powercolor AX3650 512MMD3-XP
Radeon HD 2600XT
RADEON 3650
Catalyst 8.9
Catalyst 8.9
Gigabyte GV-RX385256H-B
Powercolor AX3870 512MD4-H
RADEON 3850
RADEON 3870
Catalyst 8.9
Catalyst 8.9
Powercolor AX3870X2 1GBD3-H *
Gecube GC-HD485PG3-E3
RADEON 3870
RADEON 4850
Catalyst 8.9
Catalyst 8.9
Powercolor AX4870 512MD5-H
RADEON 4870
Catalyst 8.9
* The PCI Express VGA card with * mark is supported under Windows® VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit only.
* For the latest updates of the supported PCI Express VGA card list for
CrossFireX TM Mode, please visit our website for details.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/support/index.htm
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Three CrossFireX TM Graphics Card Support List
(for Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit)
Chipset
Model Name
Chipset Name
Driver
Gecube GC-HD485PG3-E3
RADEON 4850
Catalyst 8.12
RADEON 4870
+ Hotfix
Catalyst 8.12
Vendor
ATI
Powercolor AX4870 512MD5-H
+ Hotfix
* For the latest updates of the supported PCI Express VGA card list for 3-Way
CrossFireX TM Mode, please visit our website for details.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/support/index.htm
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1.5 Motherboard Layout
1
3
2
5
4
6
8
7
9
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Center:
REAR SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
Top:
SIDE SPK
SLI/XFIRE_PWR1
Sideport memory 128MB
41
AMD
790GX
Chipset
CrossFireX
Hybrid CrossFire
PWR_FAN1
LAN
PHY
40
39
AM3
FSB800
DDR3 1600
30.5cm (12.0-in)
USB2
USB3
IEEE 1394
eSATAII
CPU_FAN1
DDR3_B2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
SPDIF_O1
USB 2.0
T: USB0 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB1
DDR3_A2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
SOCKET AM3
HDMI1
eSATAII_TOP
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
ATX12V1
Phenom II
Dual Channel
VGA1
FSB2.6GHz 140W CPU
FSB800
PS2_USB_PW1
DVI_CON1
42
1
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
PS2
Keyboard
USB 2.0
T: USB4
B: USB5
HT3.0
22.4cm (8.8-in)
NB_FAN1
10
11
PCIE1
M3A790GXH/USB3
12
IDE1
PCIE2
13
38
CMOS
BATTERY
PCI1
37
PCI Express 2.0
35
PANEL 1
PCI2
COM1
FRONT_1394
USB6_7
CHA_FAN1
FLOPPY1
1
1
PLED PWRBTN
1
HDLED
1
USB10_11
USB8_9
1
1
33
22
18
8Mb
BIOS
IR1
CD1
HD_AUDIO1
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
RoHS
1
1
8
15
16
17
SATAII_1_2
SATAII_3_4
VIA
VT6803S
EuP Ready
HDMI_SPDIF1
34
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1394a
PCIE4
AUDIO
CODEC
36
14
AMD
SB750
Chipset
PCIE3
Super
I/O
SATAII_6
RESET
SATAII_5
CLRCMOS1
1
1
1
32
31
30 29 28 27 2625 24 23
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
SLI / XFIRE Power Connector
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
AM3 941-Pin CPU Socket
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel A: DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1; Blue)
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel B: DDR3_A2, DDR3_B2; White)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
North Bridge Fan Connector (NB_FAN1)
Northbridge Controller
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
SLI/XFire Switch Card Retention Slot
Southbridge Controller
SPI Flash Memory (8Mb)
System Panel Header (PANEL1, White)
Primary SATAII Connector (SATAII_1, Blue)
Secondary SATAII Connector (SATAII_2, Blue)
Fourth SATAII Connector (SATAII_4, Blue)
Third SATAII Connector (SATAII_3, Blue)
Chassis Speaker Header
(SPEAKER 1, White)
Fifth SATAII Connector (SATAII_5, Blue)
12
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
22
SPEAKER1
19
20
21
Sixth SATAII Connector
(SATAII_6, Blue)
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
Front Panel IEEE 1394 Header
(FRONT_1394)
USB 2.0 Header (USB10_11, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Serial Port Connector (COM1)
Front Panel Audio Header
(HD_AUDIO1, White)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
HDMI_SPDIF Header
(HDMI_SPDIF1, White)
PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot
(PCIE4; White)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 2)
PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE3; Blue)
PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2; Blue)
PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot (PCIE1; White)
Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
eSATAII Connector (eSATAII_TOP)
1.6
I/O Panel
2
1
17
1
2
3
*4
5
6
7
8
** 9
3
16
15
14
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
VGA/D-Sub Port
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
LAN RJ-45 Port
Side Speaker (Gray)
Rear Speaker (Black)
Central / Bass (Orange)
Line In (Light Blue)
Front Speaker (Lime)
4
8
6
9
7
10
11
13 12
10
11
12
13
14
*** 15
16
17
5
Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
IEEE 1394 Port
eSATAII Port
Optical SPDIF Out Port
HDMI Port
VGA/DVI-D Port
USB 2.0 Ports (USB45)
* There are two LED next to the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED
indications.
LAN Port LED Indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
Off
No Activity
Blinking Data Activity
Status
Off
Orange
Green
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
SPEED LED
Description
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
LAN Port
** If you use 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”.
See the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
TABLE for Audio Output Connection
Audio Output Channels Front Speaker Rear Speaker
(No. 9)
(No. 6)
Central / Bass
(No. 7)
Side Speaker
(No. 5)
2
4
V
V
---
---
-V
6
8
V
V
-V
V
V
V
V
*** To support AC3 or DTS audio format with HDMI Audio under VistaTM, please install the
HDMI audio driver in XP support CD AAX790H-10.
The driver is located under the path: ..\Drivers\NB Audio\REALTEK\XP64_XP(R1.68)
And note for LPCM support up to stereo 2 channels only.
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2. Installation
This is an ATX form factor (12.0-in x 8.8-in, 30.5 cm x 22.4 cm) motherboard.
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the
power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static
electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or
the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a
safety grounded object before you handle components.
Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard
to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may
damage the motherboard.
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2.1
CPU Installation
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
o
Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle.
Position the CPU directly above the socket such that the CPU corner with
the golden triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
Step 4.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Lever 90° Up
CPU Golden Triangle
Socker Corner Small Triangle
STEP 1:
Lift Up The Socket Lever
STEP 2 / STEP 3:
Match The CPU Golden Triangle
To The Socket Corner Small
Triangle
STEP 4:
Push Down And Lock
The Socket Lever
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
After you install the CPU into this motherboard, it is necessary to install a
larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. You also need to spray
thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat
dissipation. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. Then connect the CPU fan to
the CPU FAN connector (CPU_FAN1, see Page 12, No. 3). 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. For dual channel configuration,
you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size and chip-type)
DDR3 DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words, you have to install
identical DDR3 DIMM pair in Dual Channel A (DDR3_A1 and DDR3_B1; Blue
slots; see p.12 No.7) or identical DDR3 DIMM pair in Dual Channel B (DDR3_A2
and DDR3_B2; White slots; see p.12 No.8), so that Dual Channel Memory Technology can be activated. This motherboard also allows you to install four DDR3
DIMMs for dual channel configuration, and please install identical DDR3 DIMMs
in all four slots. You may refer to the Dual Channel Memory Configuration Table
below.
Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDR3_A1
DDR3_B1
DDR3_A2
DDR3_B2
(Blue Slot)
(Blue Slot)
(White Slot) (White Slot)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
(1)
(2)
(3)*
* For the configuration (3), please install identical DDR3 DIMMs in all four slots.
1.
If you want to install two memory modules, for optimal compatibility
and reliability, it is recommended to install them in the slots of the
same color. In other words, install them either in the set of blue
slots (DDR3_A1 and DDR3_B1), or in the set of white slots
(DDR3_A2 and DDR3_B2).
2.
3.
If only one memory module or three memory modules are installed
in the DDR3 DIMM slots on this motherboard, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
Channel, for example, installing a pair of memory modules in
DDR3_A1 and DDR3_A2, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel
4.
Memory Technology .
It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into
DDR3 slot; otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be
damaged.
5.
If you adopt DDR3 1600 memory modules on this motherboard, it
is recommended to install them on DDR3_A2 and DDR3_B2 slots.
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Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or
removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1.
Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break
on the slot.
notch
break
notch
break
The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot
at incorrect orientation.
Step 3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully
snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There are 2 PCI slots and 4 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
PCI Slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIE Slots:PCIE1 (PCIE x1 slot; White) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane
width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card and SATA2 card.
PCIE2 (PCIE x16 slot; Blue) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width
graphics cards, or used to install PCI Express graphics cards to support
CrossFireXTM function.
PCIE3 (PCIE x16 slot; Blue) is used to install PCI Express graphics
cards to support CrossFireXTM function.
PCIE4 (PCIE x16 slot; White) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width
cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc., or used to install
PCI Express graphics cards to support 3-Way CrossFireXTM function.
1. If you plan to install only one PCI Express VGA card on this
motherboard, please install it on PCIE2 slot. In this mode, you do not
need to adjust the default setting of ASRock SLI/XFire Switch Card,
and please do not remove or lose ASRock SLI/XFire Switch Card when
it is still in working condition.
2. In CrossFireXTM mode, please reverse the direction of ASRock
SLI/XFire Switch Card, and install PCI Express x16 graphics cards
on PCIE2 and PCIE3 slots. Therefore, both these two slots will work
at x8 bandwidth.
3. In 3-Way CrossFireXTM mode, please reverse the direction of ASRock
SLI/XFire Switch Card, and install PCI Express x16 graphics cards
on PCIE2, PCIE3 and PCIE4 slots. Therefore, PCIE2 and PCIE3
slots will work at x8 bandwidth while PCIE4 slot will work at x4
bandwidth.
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PCIE2 / PCIE3 / SLI/XFire Switch Card Retention Slot Configurations
PCIE2 Slot
Single Graphics Card
(Blue)
PCIE x16
PCIE3 Slot
(Blue)
N/A
SLI/XFire Switch Card
Retention Slot
(Default)
Dual Graphics Cards
PCIE x8
PCIE x8
in CrossFireXTM Mode
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Replace the system cover.
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2.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features
Dual Monitor Feature
This motherboard supports dual monitor feature. With the internal VGA output support
(DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI), you can easily enjoy the benefits of dual monitor feature
without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard. This motherboard also
provides independent display controllers for DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI to support dual
VGA output so that DVI-D, D-sub and HDMI can drive same or different display
contents.
To enable dual monitor feature, please follow the below steps:
1. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, and connect HDMI monitor
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel.
VGA/D-Sub port
VGA/DVI-D port
HDMI port
2. If you have installed onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system
already, you can freely enjoy the benefits of dual monitor function after your
system boots. If you haven’t installed onboard VGA driver yet, please install
onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system and restart your
computer. Then you can start to use dual monitor function on this motherboard.
1. DVI-D and HDMI ports cannot function at the same time. When one of
them is enabled, the other one will be disabled.
2. When you playback HDCP-protected video from Blu-ray (BD) or
HD-DVD disc, the content will be displayed only in one of the two
monitors instead of both monitors.
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Surround Display Feature
This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal VGA output
support (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI) and external add-on PCI Express VGA cards, you
can easily enjoy the benefits of surround display feature.
Please refer to the following steps to set up a surround display environment:
1. Refer to page 23 and 24 to reverse the direction of ASRock SLI/XFire Switch
Card.
2. Install the ATITM PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE2, PCIE3 and PCIE4 slots. Please
refer to page 19 for proper expansion card installation procedures for details.
3. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, and connect HDMI monitor
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel. Then connect other monitor cables to the
corresponding connectors of the add-on PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE2, PCIE3
and PCIE4 slots.
4. Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Share Memory”
option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB], [64MB], [128MB] [256MB] or
[512MB] to enable the function of VGA/D-sub. Please make sure that the value
you select is less than the total capability of the system memory. If you do not
adjust the BIOS setup, the default value of “Share Memory”, [Auto], will disable
VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA card is inserted to this motherboard.
5. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to
your system. If you have installed the drivers already, there is no need to install
them again.
6. Set up a multi-monitor display.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Properties”, and select the “Settings” tab
so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to the
steps below.
A. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor.
B. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you wish
to be your primary monitor, and then select “Primary”. When you use
multiple monitors with your card, one monitor will always be Primary,
and all additional monitors will be designated as Secondary.
C. Select the display icon identified by the number 2.
D. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”.
E. Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”, if necessary.
F. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the
second monitor. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values.
G. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identified by the number
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven and eight.
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For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Right click the desktop, choose “Personalize”, and select the “Display
Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor
according to the steps below.
A. Click the number ”2” icon.
B. Click the items “This is my main monitor” and “Extend the desktop onto
this monitor”.
C. Click “OK” to save your change.
D. Repeat steps A through C for the display icon identified by the number
three, four, five, six, seven and eight.
6. Use Surround Display. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing
the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. The placement
of display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another.
HDCP Function
HDCP function is supported on this motherboard. To use HDCP function
with this motherboard, you need to adopt the monitor that supports
HDCP function as well. Therefore, you can enjoy the superior display
quality with high-definition HDCP encryption contents. Please refer to
below instruction for more details about HDCP function.
What is HDCP?
HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, a
specification developed by Intel® for protecting digital entertainment
content that uses the DVI interface. HDCP is a copy protection
scheme to eliminate the possibility of intercepting digital data
midstream between the video source, or transmitter - such as a
computer, DVD player or set-top box - and the digital display, or
receiver - such as a monitor, television or projector. In other words,
HDCP specification is designed to protect the integrity of content as it
is being transmitted.
Products compatible with the HDCP scheme such as DVD players,
satellite and cable HDTV set-top-boxes, as well as few entertainment PCs requires a secure connection to a compliant display. Due
to the increase in manufacturers employing HDCP in their equipment,
it is highly recommended that the HDTV or LCD monitor you purchase
is compatible.
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2.6 CrossF
ireX TM and 3W ay CrossF
ireX TM Operation Guide
CrossFireX
3-W
CrossFireX
This motherboard supports CrossFireXTM and 3-Way CrossFireXTM feature. CrossFireXTM
and 3-Way CrossFireXTM technology offer the most advantageous means available of
combining multiple high performance Graphics Processing Units (GPU) in a single PC.
Combining a range of different operating modes with intelligent software design and an
innovative interconnect mechanism, CrossFireXTM and 3-Way CrossFireXTM enable the
highest possible level of performance and image quality in any 3D application. Currently
CrossFireXTM feature is supported with Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 / VistaTM
/ 7 OS, and 3-Way CrossFireXTM feature is supported with Windows® VistaTM / 7 OS.
Please check AMD website for ATITM CrossFireXTM and 3-Way CrossFireXTM driver
updates.
1. If a customer incorrectly configures their system they will not see the
performance benefits of CrossFireX TM. All three CrossFireXTM components, a
CrossFireXTM Ready graphics card, a CrossFireXTM Ready motherboard and a
CrossFireX TM Edition co-processor graphics card, must be installed correctly to
benefit from the CrossFireX TM multi-GPU platform.
2. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will
operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireXTM mode.
2.6.1 Graphics Card Setup
2.6.1.1 Installing TTwo
wo CrossF
ireX TM -R
eady Graphics
CrossFireX
-Ready
Cards
Different CrossFireXTM cards may require different methods to enable CrossFireXTM
feature. In below procedures, we use Radeon HD 3870 as the example graphics
card. For other CrossFireX TM cards that ATI TM has released or will release in the
future, please refer to ATITM graphics card manuals for detailed installation guide.
Step 1.
There is one ASRock SLI/XFire Switch Card factory-mounted on this
motherboard. This card served as a switch between the default mode (x16)
and CrossFireXTM mode (x8 / x8). ASRock SLI/XFire Switch Card is factorymounted with its default mode (x16) side toward the retention slot base.
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Step 2.
To change it to CrossFireXTM mode, you need to reverse the direction of ASRock
SLI/XFire Switch Card. Please simultaneously pull open both the retention
arms that hold the card in position. The card itself will spring away from the
retention slot. Take it out gently by holding its edges, and keep away from
touching the connectors (Golden Fingers).
Step 3.
Reverse the card direction so as to have the “X8 / X8 MODE” wording side
toward the retention slot base. Insert the card into the bottom of the base.
Step 4.
Push the card down into the retention slot till both the retention arms firmly
hold the card into position. Also, keep away from touching the connectors
(Golden Fingers).
Step 5.
Install one Radeon graphics card to PCIE2 slot. For the proper installation
procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
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Step 6.
Install one Radeon graphics card to PCIE3 slot. For the proper installation
procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Step 7.
Connect two Radeon graphics cards by installing CrossFireTM Bridge on
CrossFireTM Bridge Interconnects on the top of Radeon graphics cards. If there
are two gold fingers on each Radeon graphics card, please use two CrossFireTM
Bridge to connect two Radeon graphics cards. (CrossFireTM Bridge is provided
with the graphics card you purchase, not bundled with this motherboard. Please
refer to your graphics card vendor for details.)
CrossFireTM Bridge
Step 8.
Connect the DVI monitor cable to the DVI connector on the Radeon graphics
card on PCIE2 slot. (You may use the DVI to D-Sub adapter to convert the DVI
connector to D-Sub interface, and then connect the D-Sub monitor cable to the
DVI to D-Sub adapter.)
Step 9.
Connect a 4-pin ATX power cable to SLI/XFIRE power connector.
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2.6.1.2 Installing Three CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics
Cards
Step 1.
Step 2.
Follow step 1 to 4 on page 23 and 24 to reverse the direction of ASRock
SLI/XFire Switch Card.
Install one Radeon graphics card to PCIE2 slot. For the proper installation
procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Step 3.
Install one Radeon graphics card to PCIE3 slot. For the proper installation
procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Step 4.
Install one Radeon graphics card to PCIE4 slot. For the proper installation
procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Step 5.
Use one CrossFireTM Bridge to connect Radeon graphics cards on PCIE2 and
PCIE3 slots, and use the other CrossFireTM Bridge to connect Radeon graphics cards on PCIE3 and PCIE4 slots. (CrossFireTM Bridge is provided with the
graphics card you purchase, not bundled with this motherboard. Please refer
to your graphics card vendor for details.)
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CrossFireTM Bridge
Step 6.
Connect the DVI monitor cable to the DVI connector on the Radeon graphics
card on PCIE2 slot. (You may use the DVI to D-Sub adapter to convert the DVI
connector to D-Sub interface, and then connect the D-Sub monitor cable to the
DVI to D-Sub adapter.)
Step 7.
Connect a 4-pin ATX power cable to SLI/XFIRE power connector.
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2.6.2 Driver Installation and Setup
Step 1.
Step 2.
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Remove the ATITM driver if you have any VGA driver installed in your system.
The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this
utility to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation.
Please check AMD website for ATITM driver updates.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Install the required drivers to your system.
For Windows® XP OS:
A. ATITM recommends Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or higher to be
installed (If you have Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or higher installed
in your system, there is no need to download it again):
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/sp2/default.mspx
B. You must have Microsoft .NET Framework installed prior to
downloading and installing the CATALYST Control Center. Please
check Microsoft website for details.
For Windows® 7 / VistaTM OS:
Install the CATALYST Control Center. Please check AMD website for details.
Restart your computer.
Install the VGA card drivers to your system, and restart your computer.
Then you will find “ATI Catalyst Control Center” on your Windows® taskbar.
ATI Catalyst Control Center
Step 6.
Double-click “ATI Catalyst Control Center”. Click “View”, select “CrossFireXTM”,
and then check the item “Enable CrossFireXTM”. Select “2 GPUs” and click
“Apply” (if you install two Radeon graphics cards). Select “3 GPUs” and click
“OK” (if you install three Radeon graphics cards).
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Although you have selected the option “Enable CrossFireTM”, the CrossFireXTM
function may not work actually. Your computer will automatically reboot. After
restarting your computer, please confirm whether the option “Enable
CrossFireTM” in “ATI Catalyst Control Center” is selected or not; if not, please
select it again, and then you are able to enjoy the benefit of CrossFireXTM
feature.
Step 7.
You can freely enjoy the benefit of CrossFireXTM or 3-Way CrossFireXTM feature.
* CrossFireXTM appearing here is a registered trademark of ATI TM Technologies Inc., and is
used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
* For further information of ATI TM CrossFireXTM technology, please check AMD website for
updates and details.
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2.7
Hybrid CrossFireX TM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM feature. ATITM Hybrid
CrossFireXTM brings multi-GPU performance capabilities by enabling an AMD 790GX
integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to operate
simultaneously with combined output to a single display for blisteringly-fast frame
rates. Currently, ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM Technology is only supported with
Windows® VistaTM / 7 OS, and is not available with Windows® XP OS. In the future,
ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM may be supported with Windows® XP OS. Please visit
our website for updated information.
What does an ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM system include?
An ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM system includes an ATITM RadeonTM 2400 or ATITM
RadeonTM 3450 series graphics processor and a motherboard based on an AMD
790GX integrated chipset, all operating in a Windows® VistaTM environment.
Please refer to below PCI Express graphics card support list for ATITM Hybrid
CrossFireXTM. For the future update of more compatible PCI Express graphics
cards, please visit our website for further information.
Vendor Chipset
Model
ATI
RADEON X2400PRO
RADEON HD2400XT *
MSI RX2400 PRO-TD256EH Catalyst 8.9
POWERCOLOR HD2400 XT Catalyst 8.9
Driver
RADEON HD3450
256MB DDR3
POWERCOLOR AX3450
Catalyst 8.9
256MD2-S
* Please visit our website for the future driver update and the latest information.
Enjoy the benefit of Hybrid CrossFireX TM
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Step 6.
Step 7.
Keep ASRock SLI/XFire Switch Card at the default mode (x16).
Install one compatible PCI Express graphics card to PCIE2 slot. For the
proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.
Connect the monitor cable to the correspondent connector on the PCI
Express graphics card on PCIE2 slot.
Boot your system. Press <F2> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Advanced” screen,
and enter “Chipset Settings”. Then set the option “Surround View” to [Enabled].
Boot into OS. Please remove the ATITM driver if you have any VGA driver
installed in your system.
Install the onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system for both the
onboard VGA and the discrete graphics card.
Restart your computer. Then you will find “ATI Catalyst Control Center” on
your Windows® taskbar.
ATI Catalyst Control Center
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Step 8.
Double-click “ATI Catalyst Control Center”. Click “View”, click “CrossFireTM”,
and then select the option “Enable CrossFireTM”.
View
Enable CrossFireTM
CrossFireTM
Step 9.
Click “Yes” to continue.
Step 10. Click “OK” to save your change.
Step 11. Reboot your system. Then you can freely enjoy the benefit of HybridTM
CrossFireXTM feature.
* Hybrid CrossFireXTM appearing here is a registered trademark of ATI TM Technologies Inc.,
and is used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to
infringe.
* For further information of ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM technology, please check AMD website
for up dates and details.
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2.8
Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are setup.
When the jumper cap is placed on pins, the
jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is placed on
pins, the jumper is “Open”. The illustration
shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and
pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is placed on
these 2 pins.
Jumper
PS2_USB_PW1
Setting
Short pin2, pin3 to enable
+5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or
+5V
+5VSB
USB wake up events.
Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by
power supply.
1_2
2_3
(see p.12, No. 2)
Clear CMOS Jumper
1_2
2_3
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.12, No. 25)
Default
Clear CMOS
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes
system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system
setup parameters. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup,
please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power
supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3
on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. However, please do not clear the CMOS right
after you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when you just finish
updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system first, and then shut it down
before you do the clear-CMOS action.
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2.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps
over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the
motherboard!
•
Floppy Connector
(33-pin FLOPPY1)
Pin1
(see p.12 No. 31)
FLOPPY1
the red-striped side to Pin1
Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the
connector.
Primary IDE connector (Blue)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.12 No. 12)
PIN1
IDE1
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
Serial ATAII Connectors
(SATAII_1: see p.12, No. 17)
(SATAII_2: see p.12, No. 18)
(SATAII_3: see p.12, No. 20)
SATAII_1 SATAII_2
(SATAII_4: see p.12, No. 19)
(SATAII_5: see p.12, No. 22)
These six Serial ATAII (SATAII)
connectors support SATAII
or SATA hard disk for internal
storage devices. The current
SATAII interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
(SATAII_6: see p.12, No. 23)
SATAII_3 SATAII_4
SATAII_6
SATAII_5
SATAII_6 connector can be used for internal storage device or be
connected to eSATAII connector to support eSATAII device. Please
read “eSATAII Interface Introduction” on page 43 for details about
eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures.
eSATAII Connector
(eSATAII_TOP: see p.12, No. 41)
eSATAII_TOP
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This eSATAII connector
supports SATA data cable for
external SATAII function. The
current eSATAII interface
allows up to 3.0 Gb/s data
transfer rate.
Serial ATA (SATA)
Data Cable
Either end of the SATA data cable
can be connected to the SATA /
SATAII hard disk or the SATAII
connector on this motherboard.
You can also use the SATA data
cable to connect SATAII_6
connector and eSATAII connector.
(Optional)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
(Optional)
connect to the SATA
HDD power connector
connect to
the power
supply
USB 2.0 Headers
USB_PWR
P-11
P+11
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB10_11)
(see p.12 No. 27)
1
GND
P+10
P-10
USB_PWR
Please connect the black end of
SATA power cable to the power
connector on each drive. Then
connect the white end of SATA
power cable to the power
connector of the power supply.
Besides six default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there are
three USB 2.0 headers on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
USB_PWR
P-9
P+9
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB8_9)
(see p.12 No. 29)
1
GND
P+8
P-8
USB_PWR
(9-pin USB6_7)
(see p.12 No. 28)
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
Infrared Module Header
IRTX
+5V
DUMMY
(5-pin IR1)
(see p.12 No. 24)
1
GND
IRRX
Internal Audio Connectors
CD1
(4-pin CD1)
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
(CD1: see p.12 No. 34)
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This header supports an
optional wireless transmitting
and receiving infrared module.
This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.12, No. 33)
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
This is an interface for the front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
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. Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select
Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from
[Auto] to [Enabled].
F. Enter Windows system. Click the icon on the lower right hand
taskbar to enter Realtek HD Audio Manager.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Click “Audio I/O”, select “Connector Settings”
, choose
“Disable front panel jack detection”, and save the change by
clicking “OK”.
For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Click the right-top “Folder” icon
, choose “Disable front
panel jack detection”, and save the change by clicking “OK”.
G. To activate the front mic.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
Please select “Front Mic” as default record device.
If you want to hear your voice through front mic, please deselect "Mute"
icon in “Front Mic” of “Playback” portion.
For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bi / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Go to the "Front Mic" Tab in the Realtek Control panel.
Click "Set Default Device" to make the Front Mic as the default record
device.
System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.12 No. 16)
1
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
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This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
Chassis Speaker Header
1
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
(see p.12 No. 21)
Chassis, NB and Power Fan Connectors
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 30)
(3-pin NB_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 10)
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.12 No. 41)
GND
+12V
CHA_FAN_SPEED
(see p.12 No. 3)
Please connect the fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
NB_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
PWR_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
4
3
2
1
Please connect the CPU fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin
CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.
If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this
motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.
Pin 1-3 Connected
3-Pin Fan Installation
ATX Power Connector
12
24
1
13
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.12 No. 9)
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.
12
24
1
13
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
ATX 12V Power Connector
4
8
1
5
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.12 No. 1)
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Please connect an ATX 12V
power supply to this connector.
Though this motherboard provides 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, it can still
work if you adopt a traditional 4-pin ATX 12V power supply. To use the 4-pin ATX
power supply, please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 5.
4-Pin ATX 12V Power Supply Installation
SLI/XFIRE Power Connector
(4-pin SLI/XFIRE_PWR1)
(see p.12 No. 4)
SLI/XFIRE_POWER1
IEEE 1394 Header
RXTPAM_0
GND
RXTPBM_0
+12V
GND
(9-pin FRONT_1394)
(see p.12 No. 26)
1
+12V
RXTPBP_0
GND
RXTPAP_0
Serial port Header
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
(9-pin COM1)
4
8
1
5
It is not necessary to use this
connector, but please connect it
with a hard disk power connecor
when two graphics cards are
plugged to this motherboard at
the same time.
Besides one default IEEE 1394
port on the I/O panel, there is one
IEEE 1394 header
(FRONT_1394) on this
motherboard. This IEEE 1394
header can support one IEEE
1394 port.
This COM1 header supports a
serial port module.
(see p.12 No.32)
1
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
HDMI_SPDIF Header
(3-pin HDMI_SPDIF1)
(see p.12 No. 35)
HDMI_SPDIF header, providing
SPDIF audio output to HDMI VGA
card, allows the system to
connect HDMI Digital TV/
projector/LCD devices. Please
connect the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card to
this header.
1
+5V
GND
SPDIFOUT
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HDMI_SPDIF Cable
(Optional)
Please connect the black end (A)
of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header on the
motherboard. Then connect the
white end (B or C) of
HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF connector of HDMI
VGA card.
C
B
A
A. black end
B. white end (2-pin)
+5V
SPDIFOUT
GND
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
blue
black
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C. white end (3-pin)
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
2.10 HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide
HDMI (High-Definition Multi-media Interface) is an all-digital audio/video specification,
which provides an interface between any compatible digital audio/video source,
such as a set-top box, DVD player, A/V receiver and a compatible digital audio or
video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV). A complete HDMI system requires a
HDMI VGA card and a HDMI ready motherboard with a HDMI_SPDIF header. This
motherboard is equipped with a HDMI_SPDIF header, which provides SPDIF audio
output to HDMI VGA card, allows the system to connect HDMI Digital TV/projector/
LCD devices. To use HDMI function on this motherboard, please carefully follow the
below steps.
•Step 1. Install the HDMI VGA card to the PCI Express Graphics slot on this
Step 2.
motherboard. For the proper installation of HDMI VGA card, please refer
to the installation guide on page 18.
Connect the black end (A) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header (HDMI_SPDIF1, white, see page 12,
No. 35) on the motherboard.
Make sure to correctly connect the HDMI_SPDIF cable to the motherboard and the
HDMI VGA card according to the same pin definition. For the pin definition of
HDMI_SPDIF header and HDMI_SPDIF cable connectors, please refer to page 37.
For the pin definition of HDMI_SPDIF connectors on HDMI VGA card, please refer to
the user manual of HDMI VGA card vendor. Incorrect connection may cause
permanent damage to this motherboard and the HDMI VGA card.
Step 3.
Connect the white end (B or C) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the HDMI_SPDIF
connector of HDMI VGA card. (There are two white ends (2-pin and 3-pin)
on HDMI_SPDIF cable. Please choose the appropriate white end according
to the HDMI_SPDIF connector of the HDMI VGA card you install.
white end
white end
(2-pin) (B)
(3-pin) (C)
Please do not connect the white end of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the wrong connector
of HDMI VGA card or other VGA card. Otherwise, the motherboard and the
VGA card may be damaged. For example, this picture shows the wrong
example of connecting HDMI_SPDIF cable to the fan connector of PCI
Express VGA card. Please refer to the VGA card user manual for
connector usage in advance.
Step 4.
Step 5.
Connect the HDMI output connector on HDMI VGA card to
HDMI device, such as HDTV. Please refer to the user manual
of HDTV and HDMI VGA card vendor for detailed connection
procedures.
Install HDMI VGA card driver to your system.
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2 . 1 1 SA
SATTAII Hard Disk Setup Guide
Before installing SATAII hard disk to your computer, please carefully read below
SATAII hard disk setup guide. Some default setting of SATAII hard disks may not be
at SATAII mode, which operate with the best performance. In order to enable SATAII
function, please follow the below instruction with different vendors to correctly adjust
your SATAII hard disk to SATAII mode in advance; otherwise, your SATAII hard disk
may fail to run at SATAII mode.
Western Digital
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 5 and pin 6 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 5 and pin 6.
SAMSUNG
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4.
HITACHI
Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA
features. Please visit HITACHI’s website for details:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard
disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not
be the same. Please visit the vendors’ website for the updates.
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2.12 eSA
eSATTAII Inter face Introduction
What is eSATAII?
This motherboard supports eSATAII interface, the external SATAII specification.
eSATAII allows you to enjoy the SATAII function provided by the I/O of your computer,
offering the high speed data transfer rate up to 3.0Gb/s, and the convenient mobility
like USB. eSATAII is equipped with Hot Plug capability that enables you to exchange
drives easily. For example, with eSATAII interface, you may simply plug your eSATAII
hard disk to the eSATAII ports instead of opening your chassis to exchange your
SATAII hard disk. Currently, on the market, the data transfer rate of USB 2.0 is up to
480Mb/s, and for IEEE 1394 is up to 400Mb/s. However, eSATAII provides the data
transfer rate up to 3000Mb/s, which is much higher than USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394, and
still keeps the convenience of Hot Plug feature. Therefore, on the basis of the
advantageous transfer speed and the facilitating mobile capability, in the near future,
eSATAII will replace USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 to be a trend for external interface.
NOTE:
1. If you set “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup to AHCI or RAID mode, Hot
Plug function is supported with eSATAII devices. Therefore, you can insert or remove
your eSATAII devices to the eSATAII ports while the system is power-on and in
working condition.
2. If you set “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup to IDE mode, Hot Plug
function is not supported with eSATAII devices. If you still want to use eSATAII
function in IDE mode, please insert or remove your eSATAII devices to the eSATAII
ports only when the system is power-off.
3. If you want to use the eSATAII HDD as an OS disk, please set “SATA Operation
Mode” option in BIOS setup to IDE mode. If you want to use the eSATAII HDD
as a removable data disk, please set “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup
to RAID mode. If you want to add the eSATAII HDD as a RAID disk, please set “SATA
Operation Mode” option in BIOS setup to RAID mode.
4. Please do not configure your eSATAII HDD as a RAID disk; otherwise, it may affect
the Hot Plug function that eSATAII HDD should have.
5. Please refer to page 47 to 50 for detailed information of RAID mode, IDE mode and
AHCI mode.
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How to install eSATAII?
eSATAII_TOP
SATAII_6
1.
In order to enable the eSATAII port of the I/O shield, you need to connect the
SATAII connector (SATAII_6; see p.12 No.23) and the eSATAII connector
(eSATAII_TOP; see p.12 No.42) with a SATA data cable first.
Connect the SATA data Cable
to the SATAII connector
(SATAII_6)
Connect the
SATA data cable
to the eSATAII
connector
(eSATAII_TOP)
2.
Use the eSATAII device cable to connect eSATAII device and the eSATAII port of
the I/O shield.
Connect one end of the eSATAII
device cable to eSATAII device
Connect the other end of the eSATAII device
cable to eSATAII port of the I/O shield
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Comparison between eSATAII and other devices
IEEE 1394
USB 2.0
SATA
eSATAII/SATAII
400Mb/s
480Mb/s
1.5Gb/s (1500Mb/s)
3.0Gb/s (3000Mb/s)
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2 . 1 3 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts AMD SB750 south bridge chipset that supports Serial ATA
(SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10
and JBOD) functions. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard
for internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA / SATAII
hard disks.
STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.
STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII
connector.
STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard
disk.
If you plan to use RAID 0 or RAID 1 function, you need to install at least 2
SATA / SATAII hard disks. If you plan to use RAID 5 function, you need to
install 3 SATA / SATAII hard disks. If you plan to use RAID 10 function, you
need to install 4 SATA / SATAII hard disks.
2.14 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII Devices
in RAID / AHCI mode. AMD SB750 south bridge chipset provides hardware support for
Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI), a new programming interface for SATA host
controllers developed thru a joint industry effort. AHCI also provides usability enhancements
such as Hot Plug.
NOTE
What is Hot Plug Function?
If the SATA / SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID configuration, it is called
“Hot Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs
while the system is still power-on and in working condition.
However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been
installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD.
What is Hot Swap Function?
If SATA / SATAII HDDs are built as RAID 1 or RAID 5 then it is called “Hot
Swap” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while
the system is still power-on and in working condition.
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2.15 SA
eature and Operation
SATTA / SA
SATTAII HDD Hot Plug FFeature
Guide
This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII HDD in RAID / AHCI
mode. Please read below operation guide of SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug feature carefully.
Before you process the SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug, please check below cable
accessories from the motherboard gift box pack.
A. 7-pin SATA data cable
B. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface
A. SATA data cable (Red)
B. SATA power cable
SATA 7-pin
The SATA 15-pin power
connector
connector (Black) connect
to SATA / SATAII HDD
1x4-pin conventional
power connector (White)
connect to power supply
Caution
1. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug
cannot be processed.
2. Even some SATA / SATAII HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power connector
and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces, the IDE 1x4-pin
conventional power connector interface is definitely not able to support Hot
Plug and will cause the HDD damage and data loss.
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
1. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard, which
supports SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug.
* The SATA / SATAII Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the chipset
because of its limitation, the SATA / SATAII Hot Plug support information of our
motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our website:
www.asrock.com
2. Make sure your SATA / SATAII HDD can support Hot Plug function from your
dealer or HDD user manual. The SATA / SATAII HDD, which cannot support Hot
Plug function, will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation.
3. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII driver is installed into system properly. The
latest SATA / SATAII driver is available on our support website:
www.asrock.com
4. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable, which are from our
motherboard package.
5. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash
or data loss.
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How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end
Step 2 Connect SATA data cable to
the motherboard’s SATAII connector.
(White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable.
SATA power cable 1x4-pin
power connector (White)
Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector
(Black) end to SATA / SATAII HDD.
Step 4 Connect SATA data cable to
the SATA / SATAII HDD.
How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII HDD:
Points of attention, before you process the Hot Unplug:
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug, improper
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII HDD damage and data loss.
Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA / SATAII HDD side.
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2 . 1 6 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical drive
first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom side to install
those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
2.17 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit on
a RAID disk composed of 2 or more SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please
follow below procedures according to the OS you install.
2.17.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on a RAID disk composed of 2 or more
SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII Driver Diskette.
A.
Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
B.
During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and
then a window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CD-ROM
as the boot device.
C.
When you see the message on the screen, “Generate Serial ATA driver
diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>.
D.
Then you will see these messages,
Please insert a blank
formatted diskette into floppy
drive A:
press any key to start
Please insert a floppy diskette into the floppy drive, and press any key.
E.
The system will start to format the floppy diskette and copy SATA / SATAII
drivers into the floppy diskette.
STEP 3: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID installation
guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
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STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
After step 1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
At the beginning of Windows ® setup, press F6 to install a third-party RAID driver.
When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing the AMD RAID
driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to
install according to the OS you install. (Select “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controllerx86 platform” for Windows® XP, or “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform” for Windows® XP 64-bit.)
NOTE. If you install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to manage
(create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII HDDs, you still
need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] first. Then, please set the RAID
configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide in the following path in
the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
2.17.2 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit With RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on a RAID disk
composed of 2 or more SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow
below steps.
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID installation
guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 3: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
Insert the Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical
drive to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit
/ VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to
install Windows?” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive,
and click the “Load Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the AMD RAID
drivers. AMD RAID drivers are in the following path in our Support CD:
.. \ I386 (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical
drive again to continue the installation.
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NOTE1. If you install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want
to manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII
HDDs, you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] in BIOS first. Then,
please set the RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide in
the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
NOTE2. Currently, if you install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs
and there are no SATA / SATAII device used, please set up “SATA Operation Mode”
to [IDE] in BIOS.
2.18 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit OS
on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below procedures
according to the OS you install.
2.18.1 Installing Windows ® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without
RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette.
Make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette by following section 2.17.1 step 2 on page
47.
STEP 3: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
You can start to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. At the beginning
of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a third-party AHCI driver. When prompted,
insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing the AMD AHCI driver. After reading the
floppy disk, the driver will be presented. Select the driver to install according to the OS
you install. (Select “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform” for Windows®
XP, or “AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x64 platform” for Windows® XP 64-bit.)
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Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices without NCQ and Hot Plug
functions
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.
2.18.2 Installing Windows ® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista TM /
Vista TM 64-bit Without RAID Functions
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATAII HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices with NCQ and Hot Plug functions
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [AHCI].
STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
Insert the Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical
drive to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit
/ VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to
install Windows?” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive,
and click the “Load Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the AMD AHCI
drivers. AMD AHCI drivers are in the following path in our Support CD:
.. \ I386 (For Windows® VistaTM OS)
.. \ AMD64 (For Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS)
After that, please insert Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical
drive again to continue the installation.
Using SATA / SATAII HDDs and eSATAII devices without NCQ and Hot Plug
functions
STEP 1: Set up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
Storage
Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [IDE].
STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
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2 . 1 9 DTS Operation Guide
DTS (Digital Theater Systems) is a multi-channel digital surround sound format to bring
you a new class of entertainment experience by using home PCs. DTS makes audio
tracks more closely match the original master recording than other digitally encoded
soundtracks. Coupled with the multi-dimensional benefit of surround sound technology,
the audio quality of DTS-format soundtracks and music mixes dramatically improves
content.
Please follow below steps to enable DTS function:
1. Install the drivers to your system from ASRock support CD.
2. Reboot your system.
3. You will find the
icon (Realtek HD Audio
Manager) on the Windows® task bar.
4. Double-click this icon to open Realtek HD Audio Manager.
5. On the bottom of Realtek HD Audio Manager. You can find that the DTS Connect
contains 2 elements: DTS Neo: PC and DTS Interactive. Click the button to
enable or disable it.
DTS Neo: PC
DTS Interactive
DTS Neo: PC
DTS Neo: PC turns your stereo audio (WMA, MP3, CD and more) into a
convincing 7.1-channel audio experience.
DTS Interactive
DTS Interactive provides a single cable connection to your DTS enabled
surround sound system. Your stereo or multi-channel (up to 5.1) audio
sources are re-encoded into a DTS audio signal and sent out from your PC to
any DTS enabled system such as, powered PC speakers, an A/V receiver or
any other DTS compatible surround sound system.
6. If you select DTS Neo: PC. You can click the
access advanced controls.
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icon (Detail Settings) to
Music Mode Cinema Mode
Music Mode
The music mode is for use with any stereo music recordings, which
preserves the integrity of the stereo mix while augmenting it with a center
channel to anchor the image, and deriving enough surround content to
yield a spacious, three-dimensional listening experience. The Music
mode includes the control that allows the sound to be tailored to room
layout and personal preferences.
Cinema Mode
The Cinema mode is for use with stereo television shows and all programs
encoded in DTS Surround. The result is enhanced soundfield directionality
that approaches the quality of discrete 7.1-channel sound.
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2 . 2 0 Untied Overclocking TTechnology
echnology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during
overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you
enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter “Overclock Mode” option of BIOS
setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [CPU, PCIE, Async.]. Therefore, CPU FSB is
untied during overclocking, but PCI / PCIE buses are in the fixed mode so that FSB can
operate under a more stable overclocking environment.
Please refer to the warning on page 8 for the possible overclocking risk
before you apply Untied Overclocking Technology.
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3. BIOS SETUP UTILITY
3.1 Introduction
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
The SPI Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may run the
BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> or <Del>
during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise,
POST will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only,
and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the
Main
Smart
Advanced
H/W Monitor
Boot
screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
To set up the system time/date information
To load the BIOS according to your requirements
To set up the advanced BIOS features
To display current hardware status
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Security
To set up the security features
Exit
To exit the current screen or the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar,
and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation
key.
Navigation Key(s)
/
/
+ / <Enter>
<F1>
<F9>
<F10>
<ESC>
3.2
Function Description
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
Moves cursor up or down to select items
To change option for the selected items
To bring up the selected screen
To display the General Help Screen
To load optimal default values for all the settings
To save changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
Main Screen
When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display
the system overview.
Smart
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[17:00:09]
[Fri 01/29/2010]
:
BIOS Version
:
Processor Type
Processor Speed :
Microcode Update :
:
L1 Cache Size
:
L2 Cache Size
:
L3 Cache Size
Total Memory
DDR3_1
DDR3_ 2
DDR3_3
DDR3_4
M3A790GXH/USB3 P1.0
AMD Engineering Sample (64bit)
2500MHz
100F41/1000086
512KB
2048KB
6144KB
: 1024MB with 128MB shared memory
Single-Channel Memory Mode
: 1024MB/667MHz (DDR3 1333)
: None
: None
: None
Security
Exit
Use [Enter], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
+Tab
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]
Use this item to specify the system time.
System Date [Day Month/Date/Year]
Use this item to specify the system date.
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3 . 3 Smart Screen
In the Smart screen, you can load the BIOS setup according to your requirements.
Main
Smart
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Smart Settings
Save Changes and Exit
Load
Load
Load
Load
Load
Security
BIOS Defaults
Performance Setup Default (IDE/SATA)
Performance Setup AHCI Mode
Performance Setup RAID Mode
Power Saving Setup Default
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
BIOS Update Utility
ASRock Instant Flash
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes and
exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.
Load BIOS Defaults
Load BIOS default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used for
this operation.
Load Performance Setup Default (IDE/SATA)
This performance setup default may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F5 key can be used for this operation.
Load Performance Setup AHCI Mode
This performance setup AHCI mode may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F3 key can be used for this operation.
Load Performance Setup RAID Mode
This performance setup RAID mode may not be compatible with all system
configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume
optimal default settings. F4 key can be used for this operation.
Load Power Saving Setup Default
Load power saving setup default. F6 key can be used for this operation.
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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 MS-DOS or Windows®. 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. If you execute ASRock Instant Flash utility, the utility will
show the BIOS files and their respective information. Select the proper
BIOS file to update your BIOS, and reboot your system after BIOS update
process completes.
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3.4
Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Memory Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, Storage Configuration, PCIPnP Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration,
and USB Configuration.
Main
Smart
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security
Exit
Options for CPU
Advanced Settings
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Memory Configuration
Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
Storage Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
Floppy Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
3 . 4 . 1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Secure Virtual Machine
Enhanced Halt State
L3 Cache Allocation
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[BSP Only]
Processor Maximum Frequency
x31.5 6300 MHZ
North Bridge Maximum Frequency x31.0 6200 MHz
Processor Maximum Voltage
1.5500 V
[Auto]
Multiplier/Voltage Change
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
[Auto]
[Disabled]
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration
options: [Auto], [CPU, PCIE, Sync.], [CPU, PCIE, Async.] and [Optimized].
CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency.
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency.
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Spread Spectrum
This item should always be [Auto] for better system stability.
Boot Failure Guard
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard.
Cool ‘n’ Quiet
Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. The
default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [Enabled] and
[Disabled]. If you install Windows® VistaTM and want to enable this function,
please set this item to [Enabled]. Please note that enabling this function may
reduce CPU voltage and memory frequency, and lead to system stability or
compatibility issue with some memory modules or power supplies. Please
set this item to [Disable] if above issue occurs.
Secure Virtual Machine
When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture)
can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by AMD-V. The default
value is [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled].
Enhance Halt State
All processors support the Halt State (C1). The C1 state is supported through
the native processor instructions HLT and MWAIT and requires no hardware
support from the chipset. In the C1 power state, the processor maintains the
context of the system caches.
L3 Cache Allocation
The default value is [BSP Only]. Configuration options: [BSP Only] and
[All Cores].
Processor Maximum Frequency
It will display Processor Maximum Frequency for reference.
North Bridge Maximum Frequency
It will display North Bridge Maximum Frequency for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Frequency and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Secure Virtual Machine
Enhanced Halt State
L3 Cache Allocation
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[BSP Only]
Processor Maximum Frequency
x31.5 6300 MHZ
North Bridge Maximum Frequency x31.0 6200 MHz
Processor Maximum Voltage
1.5500 V
[Manual]
Multiplier/Voltage Change
CPU Frequency Multiplier
[x0.5 100 MHz]
CPU Voltage
[0.6000 V]
NB Frequency Multiplier
[x5.0 1000 MHz]
If AUTO, multiplier and
voltage will be left at the
rated frequency/voltage. If
Manual, multiplier and
voltage will be set based
on User Selection in Setup.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Frequency Multiplier
For safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of
this item.
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.
NB Frequency Multiplier
For safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of
this item.
NB Voltage
It allows you to adjust the value of NB voltage. However, for safety and
system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
HT Bus Speed
This feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus speed. Configuration options: [Auto],[x1 200 MHz] to [x13 2600 MHz].
HT Bus Width
This feature allows you selecting Hyper-Transport bus width. Configuration options: [Auto], [8 Bit] and [16 Bit].
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3.4.2 Memory Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Memory Configuration
Memory Clock
Memory Controller Mode
Power Down Enable
Bank Interleaving
Channel Interleaving
Timing : 4-4-4-12
CAS Latency (CL)
TRCD
TRP
TRAS
Timing : 2-2-2-4-16
TRTP
TRRD
TWTR
TWR
[Auto]
[Unganged]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[XOR of Address bit]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the
standard values as listed: [400 MHz (DDR3 800)], [533 MHz (DDR3 1066)],
[667 MHz (DDR3 1333)] and [800MHz (DDR3 1600)].
Memory Controller Mode
It allows you to adjust the memory controller mode. Configuration options:
[Unganged] and [Ganged]. The default value is [Unganged].
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
This option appears only when you adopt Phenom CPU. It allows you to
enable Channel Memory Interleaving. Configuration options: [Disabled], [XOR
of Address bit [20:16, 6]], [XOR of Address bit [20:16, 9]], [Address bits 6]
and [Address bits 12]. The default value is
[XOR of Address bit [20:16, 9]].
CAS Latency (CL)
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration
options: [Auto], [4CLK] to [12CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK] to
[12CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK] to
[12CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
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TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. Configuration options: [Auto], [15CLK] to
[30CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRTP
Use this to adjust TRTP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [4CLK] to
[7CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRRD
Use this to adjust TRRD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [4CLK] to
[7CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWTR
Use this to adjust TWTR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [4CLK] to
[7CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWR
Use this to adjust TWR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK] to
[12CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRC
Use this to adjust TRC values. Configuration options: [Auto], [11CLK] to
[42CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRWTWB
Use this to adjust TRWTWB values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK] to
[18CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRWTTO
Use this to adjust TRWTTD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK] to
[17CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWRRD
Use this to adjust TWRRD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK] to
[10CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWRWR
Use this to adjust TWRWR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK] to
[10CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRDRD
Use this to adjust TRWTTD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK] to
[10CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRFC0
Use this to adjust TRFC0 values. Configuration options: [Auto], [90ns],
[110ns], [160ns], [300ns] and [350ns]. The default value is [Auto].
TRFC1
Use this to adjust TRFC1 values. Configuration options: [Auto], [90ns],
[110ns], [160ns], [300ns] and [350ns]. The default value is [Auto].
MA Timing
Use this to adjust values for MA timing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T],
[1T]. The default value is [Auto].
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CHA Addr/Cmd Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for CHA Addr/Cmd Fine Delay feature. Configuration options: [Auto], [No Delay], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value
is [Auto].
CHA Addr/Cmd Setup Time
Use this to adjust values for CHA Addr/Cmd Setup Time feature. Configuration options: [Auto], [1/2CLK] and [1CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
CHA CS/ODT Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for CHA CS/ODT Fine Delay feature. Configuration
options: [Auto], [No Delay], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value is
[Auto].
CHA CS/ODT Setup Time
Use this to adjust values for CHA CS/ODT Setup Time feature. Configuration options: [Auto], [1/2CLK] and [1CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
CHB Addr/Cmd Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for CHB Addr/Cmd Fine Delay feature. Configuration options: [Auto], [No Delay], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value
is [Auto].
CHB Addr/Cmd Setup Time
Use this to adjust values for CHB Addr/Cmd Setup Time feature. Configuration options: [Auto], [1/2CLK] and [1CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
CHB CS/ODT Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for CHB CS/ODT Fine Delay feature. Configuration
options: [Auto], [No Delay], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value is
[Auto].
CHB CS/ODT Setup Time
Use this to adjust values for CHB CS/ODT Setup Time feature. Configuration options: [Auto], [1/2CLK] and [1CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
CHA CKE Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHA CKE Drive Strength. Configuration options:
[Auto], [1.00x], [1.25x], [1.50x] and [2.00x]. The default value is [Auto].
CHA CS/ODT Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHA CS/ODT Drive Strength. Configuration
options: [Auto], [1.00x], [1.25x], [1.50x] and [2.00x]. The default value is
[Auto].
CHA ODDR/CMD Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHA ODDR/CMD Drive Strength. Configuration
options: [Auto], [1.00x], [1.25x], [1.50x] and [2.00x]. The default value is
[Auto].
CHA CLK Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHA CLK Drive Strength. Configuration options:
[Auto], [0.75x], [1.00x], [1.25x] and [1.50x]. The default value is [Auto].
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CHA DATA Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHA DATA Drive Strength. Configuration options:
[Auto], [0.75x], [1.00x], [1.25x] and [1.50x]. The default value is [Auto].
CHA DQS Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHA DQS Drive Strength. Configuration options:
[Auto], [0.75x], [1.00x], [1.25x] and [1.50x]. The default value is [Auto].
CHA Processor ODT
Use this to adjust values for CHA Processor ODT. Configuration options:
[Auto], [240 ohms], [120 ohms] and [60 ohms]. The default value is [Auto].
CHB CKE Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHB CKE Drive Strength. Configuration options:
[Auto], [1.00x], [1.25x], [1.50x] and [2.00x]. The default value is [Auto].
CHB CS/ODT Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHB CS/ODT Drive Strength. Configuration
options: [Auto], [1.00x], [1.25x], [1.50x] and [2.00x]. The default value is
[Auto].
CHB ODDR/CMD Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHB ODDR/CMD Drive Strength. Configuration
options: [Auto], [1.00x], [1.25x], [1.50x] and [2.00x]. The default value is
[Auto].
CHB CLK Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHB CLK Drive Strength. Configuration options:
[Auto], [0.75x], [1.00x], [1.25x] and [1.50x]. The default value is [Auto].
CHB DATA Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHB DATA Drive Strength. Configuration options:
[Auto], [0.75x], [1.00x], [1.25x] and [1.50x]. The default value is [Auto].
CHB DQS Drive Strength
Use this to adjust values for CHB DQS Drive Strength. Configuration options:
[Auto], [0.75x], [1.00x], [1.25x] and [1.50x]. The default value is [Auto].
CHB Processor ODT
Use this to adjust values for CHB Processor ODT. Configuration options:
[Auto], [240 ohms], [120 ohms] and [60 ohms]. The default value is [Auto].
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3.4.3
Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Chipset Settings
Options
Onboard HD Audio
Front Panel
OnBoard Lan
Onboard IEEE 1394
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[PCI]
Internal Graphics Mode
Share Memory
SidePort Clock Speed
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
Onboard GPU Clock Override
Surround View
Advanced Clock Calibration
[UMA+SIDEPORT]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
DRAM Voltage
mGPU Voltage
SidePort Voltage
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
UMA
SIDEPORT
UMA+SIDEPORT
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Onboard HD Audio
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If you
select [Auto], the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound Card is
plugged.
Front Panel
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front
Panel.
OnBoard Lan
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard Lan feature.
Onboard IEEE 1394
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard IEEE 1394 feature.
Primary Graphics Adapter
This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video
card. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple video
controllers. The default value of this feature is [PCI]. Configuration options:
[PCI], [Onboard] and [PCI Express].
Internal Graphics Mode
This allows you to adjust internal graphics mode. The default value is
[UMA+SIDEPORT]. Configuration options: [UMA], [SIDEPORT] and
[UMA+SIDEPORT].
Share Memory
This allows you to set share memory feature. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [32MB], [64MB], [128MB], [256MB] and [512MB].
This option only appears when you set “Internal Graphics Mode” to [UMA] or
[UMA+SIDEPORT].
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SidePort Clock Speed
This allows you to select sideport clock speed. The default value is [Auto].
Configuration options: [Auto], [400 MHz], [533 MHz], [667 MHz], [800 MHz],
[1066 MHz], [1333 MHz], [1400 MHz], [1430 MHz], [1460 MHz], [1490 MHz],
[1520 MHz], [1550 MHz], [1580 MHz], [1610 MHz], [1640 MHz], [1670 MHz]
and [1700 MHz]. This option only appears when you set “Internal Graphics
Mode” to [SIDEPORT] or [UMA+SIDEPORT].
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
This allows you to enable or disable the onboard HDMI HD Audio in AMD
790GX.
Onboard GPU Clock Override
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard GPU Clock Override feature.
Onboard GPU Clock
This option only appears when you enable “Onboard GPU Clock Override”.
The default value is [700].
Surround View
This allows you to enable or disable the Surround View feature or Hybrid
CrossFireXTM feature.
Advanced Clock Calibration
This allows you to adjust Advanced Clock Calibration feature. The default value
is [Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto], [All Cores] and [Per
Core]. If you select [All Cores], you will see the option “Value (All Cores)”.
Configuration options: [+12%] to [-12%]. If you select [Per Core], you will see
the options “Value (Core 0)”, “Value (Core 1)”, “Value (Core 2)” and “Value
(Core 3)”. Configuration options: [+12%] to [-12%].
DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.48V],
[1.58V], [1.59V], [1.65V], [1.71V], [1.77V], [1.83V], [1.88V], [2.00V], [2.05V],
[2.11V], [2.17V], [2.23V], [2.29V], [2.34V] and [2.40V]. The default value is
[Auto].
mGPU Voltage
Use this to select mGPU voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.09V],
[1.19V], [1.30V], [1.40V], [1.48V], [1.58V], [1.69V] and [1.79V]. The default
value is [Auto].
HT Voltage
Use this to select HT voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.30V] and
[1.35V]. The default value is [Auto].
SidePort Voltage
Use this to select SidePort voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.5V],
[1.6V], [1.7V] and [1.8V]. The default value is [Auto].
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CPU Thermal Throttle
Use this item to enable CPU internal thermal control mechanism to keep the
CPU from overheated. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto], [12.5%],
[25%], [37.5%], [50%], [62.5%], [75%] and [87.5%]. The default value is
[Auto].
3.4.4
ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Check Ready Bit
Away Mode Support
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Restore on AC / Power Loss
Ring-In Power On
PCI Devices Power On
PS / 2 Keyboard Power On
RTC Alarm Power On
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
ACPI HPET Table
[Disabled]
Select auto-detect or
disable the STR
feature.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. If
you set this item to [Disabled], the function “Repost Video on STR Resume”
will be hidden.
Repost Video on STR Resume
This feature allows you to repost video on STR resume. (STR refers to
suspend to RAM.)
Check Ready Bit
Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit.
Away Mode Support
Use this item to enable or disable Away Mode support under Windows® XP
Media Center OS. The default value is [Disabled].
Restore on AC/Power Loss
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power
loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the
power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes
and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
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PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
ACPI HPET Table
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this
motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM certification.
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3.4.5 Storage Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure onboard
serial ATA
controller.
Storage Configuration
Onboard SATA Controller
SATA Operation Mode
[Enabled]
[IDE]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
SATAII_1
SATAII_2
SATAII_3
SATAII_4
SATAII_5
SATAII_6
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Onboard SATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “Onboard SATA Controller” feature.
SATA Operation Mode
Use this item to adjust SATA Operation Mode. The default value of this
option is [IDE]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA / SATAII HDDs,
please select [RAID]. Configuration options: [AHCI], [RAID] and [IDE].
IDE Device Configuration
You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will
use the “IDE1 Master” as the example in the following instruction, which can
be applied to the configurations of “IDE1 Slave” as well.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
S.M.A.R.T.
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
:Hard Disk
:MAXTOR 6L080J4
:80.0 GB
:Supported
:16Sectors
:4
:MultiWord DMA-2
:Ultra DMA-6
:Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
S.M.A.R.T.
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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TYPE
Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify.
Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD].
[Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device.
[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive.
After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk
utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard
disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data
from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary
IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]:This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives.
[ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device),
such as MO.
LBA/Large Mode
Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under
DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to
disable the LBA/Large mode.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)
The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will
enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during
each transfer.
PIO Mode
Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by
optimizing the hard disk timing.
DMA Mode
DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for
compatible IDE devices.
S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto],
[Enabled].
32Bit Data Transfer
Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data
transfer rate.
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3.4.6 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
[32]
[Enabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
PCI Latency Timer
The default value is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless
the installed PCI expansion cards’ specifications require other settings.
PCI IDE BusMaster
Use this item to enable or disable the PCI IDE BusMaster feature.
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3.4.7 Floppy Configuration
In this section, you may configure the type of your floppy drive.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Floppy Configuration
[1.44 MB 31 2"]
Floppy A
Select the type of
floppy drive
connected to the
system.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.4.8 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Super IO Chipset
OnBoard Floppy Controller
Serial Port Address
Infrared Port Address
Allow BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
[Enabled]
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard Floppy Controller
Use this item to enable or disable floppy drive controller.
Serial Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4],
[2E8 / IRQ3].
Infrared Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [2F8 / IRQ3], and [2E8 / IRQ3].
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3.4.9 USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB 2.0 Support
Legacy USB Support
To enable or disable
the onboard USB
controllers.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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USB Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller.
USB 2.0 Support
Use this item to enable or disable the USB 2.0 support.
Legacy USB Support
Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four
configuration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [BIOS Setup
Only]. The default value is [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
BIOS setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility
issue, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.
[BIOS Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under BIOS
setup and Windows / Linux OS.
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3.5
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU fan
speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage.
Main
Smart
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Exit
Enable/Disable
CPU Quiet Fan
Function.
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 37 C / 98 F
: 27 C / 80 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
NB Fan Speed
Power Fan Speed
:
:
:
:
4722 RPM
N/A
N/A
N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
1.216V
3.248V
5.136V
12.091V
CPU Quiet Fan
Security
[Disabled]
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Quiet Fan
This item allows you to identify the temperature of CPU fan. If you set this
option as [Disabled], the CPU fan will operate in full speed. If you set this
option as [Enabled], you will find the items “Target CPU Temperature” and
“Target Fan Speed” appear to allow you adjusting them. The default value
is [Disabled]. You are allowed to enable this function only when you install
4-pin CPU fan.
Target CPU Temperature
The target temperature will be between 45 C/113 F and 65 C/149 F.
The default value is [50 C/122 F].
Target Fan Speed
Use this option to set the target fan speed. You can freely adjust the
target fan speed according to the target CPU temperature that you
choose. Configuration options: [Level 1], [Level 2], [Level 3], [Level 4],
[Level 5], [Level 6] [Level 7], [Level 8] and [Level 9].
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3.6
Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Main
Smart
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor
Boot
Boot Settings
Exit
Configure Settings
during System Boot.
Boot Settings Configuration
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
5th Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM - HDS722580VL]
[CD / DVD: 3S - CD - ROM C]
[USB]
[USB]
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3 . 6 . 1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display
Boot Logo
Boot From Onboard LAN
Bootup Num-Lock
Disabled: Displays
normal POST messages.
Enabled: Displays OEM
Logo instead of POST
messages.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[On]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Full Screen Logo
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is [Enabled].
AddOn ROM Display
Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. If you enable the option
“Full Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM information when
the system boots, please select [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled]
and [Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled].
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Boot Logo
Use this option to select logo in POST screen. This option only appears
when you enable the option “Full Screen Logo”. Configuration options:
[Auto], [PCIE2.0 Revolution], [Scenery] and [ASRock]. The default value is
[Auto]. Currently, the option [Auto] is set to Aircraft.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature.
Boot Up Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock
function after boot-up.
3 . 7 Security Screen
In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
For the user password, you may also clear it.
Main
Smart
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Security
Exit
Install or Change the
password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3 . 8 Exit Screen
Main
Smart
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced H/W Monitor Boot Security
Exit Options
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Save Changes and Exit
Discard Changes and Exit
Discard Changes
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Would you like to save current setting
user defaults ?
Save 1st User Defaults
Load 1st User Defaults
Save 2nd User Defaults
Load 2nd User Defaults
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Save 3rd User Defaults
Load 3rd User Defaults
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save
configuration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes
and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY
without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes.
Would you like to save current setting user defaults?
In this option, you are allowed to load and save three user defaults
according to your own requirements.
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Software
Supportt
4. Sof
tware Suppor
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 7 /
7 64-bit / Vista TM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit. Because
motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this
chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more
information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects the
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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