EP2C612 WS
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published September 2016
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Version 1.1
Published October 2016
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
1
1.1 1
Package Contents
1.2 Specifications
2
1.3 Unique Features
6
1.4 7
Motherboard Layout
1.5 Onboard LED Indicators
10
1.6 I/O Panel
12
1.7 Block Diagram
14
Chapter 2 Installation
15
2.1 15
Screw Holes
2.2 Pre-installation Precautions
15
2.3 Installing the CPU
16
2.4 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
19
2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
20
2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
23
2.7 Jumper Setup
25
2.8 Onboard Headers and Connectors
28
2.9 Dr. Debug
37
2.10 SLITM , 3-Way SLITM , 4-Way SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
38
2.10.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
38
2.10.2 Installing Three SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
40
2.10.3 Installing Four SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
42
2.11 CrossFireX TM, 3-Way CrossFireX TM, 4-Way CrossFireX TM and
Quad CrossFireX TM Operation Guide
45
2.11.1 Installing Two CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
45
2.11.2 Installing Three CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
46
2.11.3 Installing Four CrossFireX TM-Ready Graphics Cards
46
2.11.4 Driver Installation and Setup
47
2.12 Driver Installation Guide
48
2.13 Dual LAN and Teaming Operation Guide
49
Chapter 3 UEFI Setup Utility
50
3.1 50
Introduction
3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
50
3.1.2 Navigation Keys
51
3.2 Main Screen
52
3.3 OC Tweaker Screen
53
3.4 Advanced Screen
55
3.4.1 CPU Configuration
56
3.4.2 DRAM Configuration
59
3.4.3 ACPI Configuration
60
3.4.4 Configure Super IO Settings
62
3.4.5 Serial Port Console Redirection
63
3.4.6 Trusted Computing
66
3.4.7 USB Configuration
68
3.4.8 Chipset Configuration
69
3.4.9 Storage Configuration
72
3.4.10 H/W Monitor Screen
75
3.4.11 Intel ME Configuration
77
3.4.12 WHEA Configuration
78
3.4.13 Easy RAID Installer
79
3.4.14 Instant Flash
80
3.5 81
Server Mgmt
3.5.1 System Event Log
82
3.5.2 BMC Network Configuration
83
3.6 Security Screen
85
3.7 86
Boot Screen
3.7.1 CSM Parameters
88
3.8 Event Logs
90
3.9 Exit Screen
92
Chapter 4 Software Support
93
4.1 93
Install Operating System 4.2 Support CD Information
93
4.2.1 Running The Support CD 93
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
93
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
93
4.2.4 Contact Information
93
Chapter 5 Troubleshooting
94
5.1 94
Troubleshooting Procedures
5.2 Technical Support Procedures
96
5.3 Returning Merchandise for Service
96
Chapter 6 Net Framework Installation Guide
97
6.1 97
Installing .Net Framework 3.5.1 (For Server 2008 R2)
EP2C612 WS
Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock Rack EP2C612 WS motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock Rack’s consistently stringent quality control.
It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock Rack’s
commitment to quality and endurance.
In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contains introduction of the motherboard and stepby-step guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contains 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 Rack website without
further notice. You may find the latest memory and CPU support lists on ASRock Rack
website as well. ASRock Rack’s Website: www.ASRockRack.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit our website for
specific information about the model you are using.
http://www.asrockrack.com/support/
1.1 Package Contents
• ASRock Rack EP2C612 WS Motherboard
(SSI EEB Form Factor: 12.0-in x 13.0-in, 30.5 cm x 33.0 cm)
• Support CD
• User Manual
• 4 x SATA3 Cables (50cm)
• 2 x SATA3 Cables (60cm)
• 1 x I/O Shield
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If any items are missing or appear damaged, contact your authorized dealer.
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1.2 Specifications
EP2C612 WS
MB Physical Status
Form Factor
SSI EEB
Dimension
12'' x 13'' (30.5 cm x 33.0 cm)
Processor System
CPU
Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3/v4* series
*BIOS version 2.0 or above is required
Socket
Chipset
System Memory
Capacity
Type
Dual Socket LGA 2011 R3
Intel® C612
8 DIMM slots
- Quad Channel memory technology
- Supports DDR4 2400*/2133/1866/1600 RDIMM and
LRDIMM
*Only E5-2600 V4 CPUs support DDR4 2400.
Voltage
DIMM Sizes
Expansion Slot
PCIe 3.0 x 16
1.2V
RDIMM: 32GB, 16GB, 8GB, 4GB
LRDIMM: 64GB, 32GB
- 7 slots (PCIE3/PCIE4 : x16/x0 or x8/x8 mode; PCIE6/PCIE7:
x0/x16 or x8/x8 mode)
*Please refer to the section entitled “2.6 Expansion Slots” for more details.
- Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLITM, 4-Way SLI TM, 3-Way SLI TM
and SLITM
- Supports AMD GPU-Quad CrossFireXTM, 4-Way
CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM and CrossFireXTM
Storage
SATA
Controller
Ethernet
Interface
LAN
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2
Intel® C612: 10 x SATA3 6Gb/s (6 x SATA3 + 4 x SSATA3,
support 2 x SATA DOM, 1 x SATA Express), support RAID 0,
1, 5, 10
1000 /100 /10 Mbps
2 x RJ45 by 2 x Intel® i210
1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az
- Supports Dual LAN with Teaming function
- Supports PXE
- LAN1 supports NCSI
EP2C612 WS
Management
BMC Controller
IPMI Dedicated
GLAN
Features
Graphics
Controller
VRAM
Audio
Audio Codec
Rear Panel I/O
PS/2 KB/Mouse
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
LAN Port
ASPEED AST2400
- 1 x Realtek RTL8211E for dedicated management GLAN
- Watch Dog
- NMI
ASPEED AST2400
DDR3 16MB
Realtek ALC1150
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1
1 x D-Sub
4
RJ45: 2 + 1 (IPMI)
LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
Serial Port
1 (COM1)
SPDIF
1
Audio Jack
5 Jack
Internal Connector
Auxiliary Panel 1 (includes chassis intrusion, location button & LED, front
Header
LAN LED, system fault LED)
TPM Header
1
IPMB Header
1
Buzzer
1
Fan Header
2 x CPU Fans, 5 x System Fans (4-pin)
ATX Power
1 (24-pin) + 2 (8-pin)
USB 3.0 Header 1 (supports 2 USB 3.0 ports)
USB 2.0 Header 1 (supports 2 USB 2.0 ports)
Type A USB 3.0 1
Port
Front Panel
1
4 pin 5V box
1
connector
System BIOS
BIOS Type
128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS
BIOS Features
- Plug and Play (PnP)
- ACPI 2.0 Compliance Wake Up Events
- SMBIOS 2.8.0 Support
- ASRock Rack Instant Flash
3
Hardware Monitor
Temperature
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- System Temperature Sensing
- System Inlet Temperature Sensing
- Card-side Temperature Sensing
Fan
- CPU/Rear/Front Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed Auto-Adjust
by CPU Temperature)
- CPU/Rear/Front Fan Multi-Speed Control
Voltage
Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, DRAM,
1.05V_PCH, +BAT, 3.3VSB, 5VSB
Support OS
OS
Client:
Microsoft® Windows®
- Windows 7 ( 32 / 64 bit)
- Windows 8 ( 32 / 64 bit)
- Windows 8.1 ( 32 / 64 bit)
- Windows 10 (64 bit)
Server:
Microsoft® Windows®
- Server 2008 R2 SP1 (64 bit)
- Server 2012 (64 bit)
- Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)
- Server 2016 (64 bit)
Linux®
- RedHat Enterprise Linux Server 6.5 (32 / 64 bit)
- CentOS 5.10 / 6.5 (32 / 64 bit)
- SUSE Enterprise Linux Server 11 SP3 (32 / 64 bit)
- FreeBSD 9.2 (32 / 64 bit)
- Fedora core 19 (64 bit)
- Ubuntu 12.04.2 (64 bit) / 12.10 (64 bit)
Virtual
- VMWare® ESXi 5.5
* Please refer to our website for the latest OS support list.
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Environment
Temperature
GPU Support
Technology
4
Operation temperature: 10°C ~ 35°C / Non operation
temperature: -40°C ~ 70°C
- Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
- Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
This motherboard supports Wake from on Board LAN. To use this function, please make
sure that the “Wake on Magic Packet from power off state” is enabled in Device Manager
> Intel® Ethernet Connection > Power Management. And the “PCI Devices Power On” is
enabled in UEFI SETUP UTILITY > Advanced > ACPI Configuration. After that, onboard
LAN1&2 can wake up S5 under OS.
If you install Intel® LAN or Marvell SATA utility, this motherboard may fail Windows®
Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification tests. If you install the drivers only, it will
pass the WHQL tests.
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1.3 Unique Features
ASRock Rack 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 the <F6>
key during the POST or the <F2> key to enter into the BIOS setup menu to access
ASRock Rack 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.
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EP2C612 WS
1.4 Motherboard Layout
1
3
2
5
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
12
14
33.0 cm (13 in)
1
USB 3.0
PS 2
T: USB2 Keyboard
B: USB1 /Mouse
ATXPWR1
PSU_SMB1
REAR_FAN1 CPU2_FAN1
ATX12V1
ATX12V2
PMBUS_SEL_ALT1
PMBUS_SEL_DAT1
PMBUS_SEL_CLK1
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CPU1_FAN1
CPU1
DDR4_D1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
DDR4_C1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
DDR4_A1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
DDR4_B1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
CPU2
DDR4_H1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
DDR4_G1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
LAN1 LAN2
DDR4_E1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
DDR4_F1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
IPMI
LAN
30.5cm (12 in)
VGA1
COM1
USB 3.0
T: USB4
B: USB3
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Top:
Central/Bass
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
59
16
PCIE7 (Blue, from CPU1)
PCIE_PWR1
17
1
PECI1
PCIE6 (Blue, from CPU1)
18
19
SATA_0
BAT1
SATA_3
EP2C612 WS
PCIE5 (Blue, from CPU1)
SATA_4
SATA_1
PCIE4 (White, from CPU2)
Intel
C612
25
58
SATA_5
SATAPWR_SEL2
COM2
1
HD_AUDIO1
BMC_SMB1
1
BMC_SMB3
BMC_SMB2
TPM1
IPMB1
SATA_SGPIO2
1
SATA_SGPIO1
SSATA_SGPIO1
56
55 54
1
SSATA_1
32
USB3_5_6
1
1
53 52 51 50 49 48 47
1
1
1
1
1
46
45
44
43 42 41
40 39 38
37
36
35
PLED PWRBTN
33
1
1
1
PANEL1
AUX_PANEL1
USB3_7
1
30
31
SATA_PWR1
USB_1_2
FRNT_FAN4 FRNT_FAN3
1
1
57
SSATA_3
SSATA_2
SPEAKER1
1
TR 1
ME_RECOVERY1
1
1
1
28
29
HDLED RESET
34
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NMI_BTN1
27
BUZZER1
Dr.
Debug
PCIE1 (White, from CPU2)
CHASSIS_ID3 CHASSIS_ID2 CHASSIS_ID1
SATAPWR_SEL1
1
SSATA_0
1
PCIE2 (Blue, from CPU1)
26
SATAE_1
PCIE3 (White, from CPU2)
SATA_2
BMC
ROM
20
21
22
23
24
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
7
No.
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8
Description
1
2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_E1, DDR4_F1, Blue)
2
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V2)
3
Rear Fan Connector (REAR_FAN1)
4
CPU 2 Fan Connector (CPU2_FAN1)
5
2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_G1, DDR4_H1, Blue)
6
2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_A1, DDR4_B1, Blue)
7
CPU 1 Fan Connector (CPU1_FAN1)
8
PSU SMBus (PSU_SMB1)
9
PMBUS Mode Jumper (PMBUS_SEL_ALT1)
10
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
11
PMBUS Mode Jumper (PMBUS_SEL_DAT1)
12
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
13
PMBUS Mode Jumper (PMBUS_SEL_CLK1)
14
2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_C1, DDR4_D1, Blue)
15
LGA 2011 R3 CPU Socket 1 (CPU1)
16
CPU PECI Mode Jumper (PECI1)
17
PCIe Power Connector (PCIE_PWR1)
18
SATA3 Connector (SATA_0, Blue, from PCH)
19
SATA3 Connector (SATA_3, Blue, from PCH)
20
Front Fan Connector (FRNT_FAN2)
21
Front Fan Connector (FRNT_FAN1)
22
SATA DOM Power Jumper 1 (SATAPWR_SEL1)
23
SATA3 Connector (SATA_1, White, from PCH)
24
SATA3 Connector (SATA_4, White, from PCH)
25
SATA3 Connector (SATA_2, White, from PCH)
26
SATA3 Connector (SATA_5, White, from PCH)
27
SATA Express Connector (SATAE_1, White, from PCH)
28
SATA3 Connector (SSATA_0, Blue, from PCH)
29
SATA3 Connector (SSATA_1, Blue, from PCH)
30
SATA3 DOM Connector (SSATA_3, Red)
31
SATA DOM Power Header (SATA_PWR_1)
32
SATA3 DOM Connector (SSATA_2, Red)
33
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
EP2C612 WS
No.
Description
34
Auxiliary Panel Header (AUX_PANEL1)
35
SATA DOM Power Jumper 2 (SATAPWR_SEL2)
36
USB 3.0 Header (USB3_4_5)
37
Vertical Type A USB 3.0 (USB3_7)
38
USB 2.0 Header (USB_1_2)
39
Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
40
Front Fan Connector (FRNT_FAN3)
41
Front Fan Connector (FRNT_FAN4)
42
Thermal Sensor Header (TR1)
43
SATA SGPIO Connector (SATA_SGPIO1)
44
SATA SGPIO Connector (SATA_SGPIO2)
45
SSATA SGPIO Connector (SSATA_SGPIO1)
46
TPM Header (TPM1)
47
Intelligent Platform Management Bus header (IPMB1)
48
ME Recovery Jumper (ME_RECOVERY1)
49
BMC SMBus Header (BMC_SMB_3)
50
Chassis ID1 Jumper (CHASSIS_ID1)
51
BMC SMBus Header (BMC_SMB_2)
52
Chassis ID2 Jumper (CHASSIS_ID2)
53
BMC SMBus Header (BMC_SMB_1)
54
Chassis ID3 Jumper (CHASSIS_ID3)
55
COM Port Header (COM2)
56
Non Maskable Interrupt Button (NMI_BTN1)
57
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
58
Buzzer (Buzzer1)
59
LGA 2011 R3 CPU Socket 2 (CPU2)
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*For DIMM installation and configuration instructions, please see p.20 (Installation of Memory Modules
(DIMM)) for more details.
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1.5 Onboard LED Indicators
COM1
VGA1
ATXPWR1
USB 3.0
PS 2
T: USB2 Keyboard
B: USB1 /Mouse
BAT1
EP2C612 WS
9
Intel
C612
PCIE3 (White)
PCIE2 (Blue)
USB3_7
DDR4_D1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
5
PCIE5 (Blue)
DDR4_C1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
DDR4_A1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
DDR4_B1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
DDR4_H1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
7
8
BUZZER
Dr.
Debug
PCIE1 (White)
DDR4_G1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
DDR4_E1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
PCIE4 (White)
BMC
ROM
CPU1
CPU2
LAN1 LAN2
DDR4_F1 (64 bit, 288-pin module, Blue)
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Top:
Central/Bass
Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
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IPMI
LAN
USB 3.0
T: USB4
B: USB3
4
3
2
1
PCIE7 (Blue)
PCIE6 (Blue)
6
EP2C612 WS
Status
Description
1
Amber
Rear_FAN1 failed
2
Amber
CPU2_FAN1 failed
3
Amber
CPU1_FAN1 failed
4
Green
STB PWR ready
5
Amber
Front_FAN2 failed
6
Amber
Front_FAN1 failed
7
Amber
Front_FAN3 failed
8
Amber
Front_FAN4 failed
9
Green
BMC heartbeat LED
English
No.
11
1.6 I/O Panel
9
12
1
3
5
7
10
13
2
4
6
8
11
14
No. Description
No. Description
1
PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
8
LAN RJ-45 Port (LAN1)**
2
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_1_2)
9
Central / Bass (Orange)
3
Serial Port (COM1)
10
Rear Speaker (Black)
4
VGA Port (VGA1)
11
Optical SPDIF Out Port
5
LAN RJ-45 Port (IPMI_LAN)*
12
Line In (Light Blue)
6
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_3_4)
13
Front Speaker (Lime)***
7
LAN RJ-45 Port (LAN2)**
14
Microphone (Pink)
Note: LAN1 supports NCSI.
LAN Port LED Indications
*There are two LED next to the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port
LED indications.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
LAN Port
Dedicated IPMI LAN Port LED Indications
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Activity / Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
No Link
Off
Blinking Yellow
On
Data Activity
Link
Green
Yellow
10M bps connection or no
link
100M bps connection
1Gbps connection
EP2C612 WS
**There are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port
LED indications.
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
LAN Port
LAN Port (LAN1, LAN2) LED Indications
Activity / Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
No Link
Off
Blinking Green
On
Data Activity
Link
Yellow
Green
10Mbps connection or
no link
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
*** If you use a 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. See the table below
for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
Audio Output
Channels
Front Speaker
(No. 13)
Rear Speaker
(No. 10)
Central / Bass
(No. 9)
Line In
(No. 12)
2
4
6
8
V
V
V
V
-V
V
V
--V
V
---V
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To enable Multi-Streaming, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find the “Mixer” tool on your
system. Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and
click “ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are allowed to select
“Realtek HDA Primary output” to use the Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker,
or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use the front panel audio.
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1.7 Block Diagram
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EP2C612 WS
Chapter 2 Installation
This is a SSI EEB form factor (12'' x 13'', 30.5 cm x 33.0 cm) motherboard. Before you install
the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard
fits into it.
EP2C612 Series are dual socket motherboards that support Intel® Xeon processor E52600/4600 & v3 series Processors. Please install a primary processor (BootStrap Processor)
into “CPU1” socket and then install a non-Primary Processor (Application Processors)
into “CPU2” socket. *For a single CPU, please install it into “CPU1” socket (framed by a
square).
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure
to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard components.
2.1 Screw Holes
Place screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.
Do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
2.2 Pre-installation Precautions
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Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or
change any motherboard settings.
1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any components.
2. To avoid damaging the motherboard’s 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 the components.
3. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded anti-static pad or in
the bag that comes with the component.
5. 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.
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.
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2.3 Installing the CPU
1. Before you insert the 2011-3-Pin CPU into the socket, please check if the PnP cap is on the
socket, if the CPU surface is unclean, or if there are any bent pins in the socket. Do not
force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found. Otherwise, the CPU
will be seriously damaged.
2. Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
CAUTION:
Please note that C612 platform is only compatible with the LGA 2011-3 socket, which is
incompatible with the LGA 2011 socket
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A
B
A
2
B
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A
B
4
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6
A
B
7
A
B
8
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2.4 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
Before you installed the heatsink, you need to spray thermal interface material between the
CPU and the heatsink to improve heat dissipation.
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2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides eight 288-pin DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) DIMM slots, and
supports Quad Channel Memory Technology.
1. It is not allowed to install a DDR, DDR2 or DDR3 memory module into a DDR4 slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
2. For quad channel configuration, you always need to install identical (the same brand,
speed, size and chip-type) DDR4 DIMMs.
3. It is required to install four memory modules to activate Quad Channel Memory Technology.
Capacity
CPU1
CPU2
512GB*
DDR4_A1, B1, C1, D1 (Blue)
DDR4_E1, F1, G1, H1 (Blue)
*The total capacity is estimated when all eight DIMM slots are populated with the LR-DIMMs (64GB).
Single-Processor Memory Configurations
If you install only one CPU (CPU1) on the motherboard, you can install a single memory
module into any of the DDR4_A1, DDR4_B1, DDR4_C1, or DDR4_D1 slot.
CPU1
A1
B1
1 DIMM
#
2 DIMMS
#
#
4 DIMMS
#
#
C1
D1
#
#
Dual-Processor Memory Configurations
If you install both CPUs (CPU1 and CPU2) on the motherboard, be sure to install your
DIMM into any of the DDR4_A1, DDR4_B1, DDR4_C1, or DDR4_D1 slot, before you
install the other DIMM(s) into the DDR4_E1, DDR4_F1, DDR4_G1, or DDR4_H1 slot.
CPU1
A1
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B1
CPU2
C1
D1
1 DIMM
#
2 DIMMS
#
#
4 DIMMS
#
#
#
#
8 DIMMS
#
#
#
#
E1
F1
G1
H1
#
#
#
#
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Quad Channel Memory Configurations
CPU2
Priority
A1
B1
C1
D1
1
#
#
#
#
2
#
#
#
#
E1
F1
G1
H1
#
#
#
#
*The symbol # indicates the slot is populated by a memory module.
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2
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The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent damage to the
motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot at incorrect orientation.
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2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
There are 7 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.
PCIE slot:
PCIE1 (PCIE 3.0 x16 slot, from CPU 2) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width cards.
PCIE2 (PCIE 3.0 x16 slot, from CPU 1) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width cards.
PCIE3 (PCIE 3.0 x16 slot, from CPU 2) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width cards.
PCIE4 (PCIE 3.0 x16 slot, from CPU 2) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width cards.
PCIE5 (PCIE 3.0 x16 slot, from CPU 1) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width cards.
PCIE6 (PCIE 3.0 x16 slot, from CPU 1) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width cards.
PCIE7 (PCIE 3.0 x16 slot, from CPU 1) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width cards.
Slot
Generation
Mechanical
PCIE 7
3.0
x16
PCIE 6
3.0
PCIE 5
3.0
PCIE 4
Electrical
Source
x16
CPU 1
x16
x8
CPU 1
x16
x16
CPU 1
3.0
x16
x8
CPU 2
PCIE 3
3.0
x16
x16
CPU 2
PCIE 2
3.0
x16
x8
CPU 1
PCIE 1
3.0
x16
x16
CPU 2
PCI Express Slot Configuration
PCIE 6
Single PCIE Card
x16
x0
Two PCIE Cards
x8
x8
PCIE 3
PCIE 4
Single PCIE Card
x16
x0
Two PCIE Cards
x8
x8
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PCI Express Slot Configuration (SLITM and CrossFireXTM Mode)
Two Graphics Cards in
CrossFireXTM or SLITM Mode
Three Graphics Cards in
3-Way CrossFireXTM or 3-Way
SLITM Mode
Four Graphics Cards in
4-Way CrossFireXTM or 4-Way
SLITM Mode
PCIE1
PCIE3
PCIE5
PCIE7
x16
x16
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
N/A
N/A
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
x16
For a better thermal environment, please connect a chassis fan to the motherboard’s
chassis fan connector (CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 or CHA_FAN3) when using multiple graphics cards.
Installing an expansion card
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Step 3.
Step 4.
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Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware
settings for the card before you start the installation.
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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2.7 Jumper Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are setup. When the jumper cap is placed on
the pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is placed on the pins, the jumper
is “Open”. The illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short”
when a jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins.
SATA DOM Power Jumper
(3-pin SATAPWR_SEL1)
(see p.6, No. 22)
SATA DOM Power Jumper
(3-pin SATAPWR_SEL2)
(see p.6, No. 35)
SATA DOM (SSATA_3)
requires 5V power supply
SATA DOM (SSATA_3)
does NOT require 5V power
supply (Default)
SATA DOM (SSATA_2)
requires 5V power supply
SATA DOM (SSATA_2)
does NOT require 5V power
supply (Default)
Consult the documentation that comes with your SATA DOM and check whether or not
Pin 7 requires 5V power supply.
If the connected SATA DOM requires 5V power supply, move the jumper caps placed on the
SATA DOM Power Jumper (SATAPWR_SEL1 or SATAPWR_SEL2) from pins 2-3 (default)
to pins 1-2.
If the connected SATA DOM does NOT require 5V power supply, connect the SATA DOM
power cable to the SATA DOM power header (SATA_PWR_1) and there is no need to
change the default jumper setting of the SATA DOM Power Jumper (pins 2-3).
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Warning! Incorrect setting of the SATA DOM Power Jumper (SATAPWR1) may cause damage to the motherboard or your SATA DOM.
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Chassis ID1 Jumper
(3-pin CHASSIS_ID1)
(see p.6, No. 54)
Chassis ID2 Jumper
(3-pin CHASSIS_ID2)
(see p.6, No. 52)
Chassis ID3 Jumper
(3-pin CHASSIS_ID3)
(see p.6, No. 50)
Chassis ID1 Jumper
(3-pin CHASSIS_ID1)
(see p.6, No. 54)
Chassis ID2 Jumper
(3-pin CHASSIS_ID2)
(see p.6, No. 52)
Chassis ID3 Jumper
(3-pin CHASSIS_ID3)
(see p.6, No. 50)
Chassis ID1 Jumper
(3-pin CHASSIS_ID1)
(see p.6, No. 54)
Chassis ID2 Jumper
(3-pin CHASSIS_ID2)
(see p.6, No. 52)
Chassis ID3 Jumper
(3-pin CHASSIS_ID3)
(see p.6, No. 50)
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ME Recovery Jumper
(3-pin ME_RECOVERY1)
(see p.6, No. 48)
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Board Level SKU (Default)
Reserved for system level
use
Reserved for system level
use
Reserved for system level
use
Reserved for system level
use
Reserved for system level
use
Normal Mode (Default)
ME Recovery Mode
CPU PECI Mode Jumper
(3-pin PECI1)
(see p.6, No. 16)
PMBUS Mode Jumper
(3-pin PMBUS_SEL_ALT1)
(see p.6, No. 9)
(3-pin PMBUS_SEL_DAT1)
(see p.6, No. 11)
(3-pin PMBUS_SEL_CLK1)
(see p.6, No. 13)
CPU PECI connect to PCH
CPU PECI connect to BMC
(Default)
PMBus connected to BMC
(Default)
PMBus connected to PCH
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2.8 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place jumper caps over these
headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors will cause
permanent damage to the motherboard.
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.6, No. 33)
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
1
GND
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
C on nec t t he power sw itch,
reset switch and system status
indicator on the chassis to this
header according to the pin
assignments. Particularly note
the positive and negative pins
before connecting the cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to turn
off your system using the power switch.
RESET (Reset Switch):
Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset switch to restart the
computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
PLED (System Power LED):
Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the
system is operating. The LED is off when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the
hard drive is reading or writing data.
The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists of power
switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED, speaker and etc. When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header, make sure the wire assignments and the
pin assignments are matched correctly.
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LED_PWR
System Fault LEDSystem Fault LED+
LAN1_LINK
LED_PWR
LOCATORBTN#
GND
+3VSB
LOCATORLED1-
GND
SMB_DATA
B
LOCATORLED1+
SMB_Alert
SMB_CLK
A
LAN2_LINK
Auxiliary Panel Header
(18-pin AUX PANEL_1)
(see p.6, No. 34)
GND
CASEOPEN
+5VSB
1
C
D
This header supports multiple
functions on the front panel,
including the front panel SMB,
internet status indicator and
chassis intrusion pin.
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A. Front panel SMBus connecting pin (6-1 pin FPSMB)
This header allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus) equipment. It can
be used for communication between peripheral equipment in the system, which has slower
transmission rates, and power management equipment.
B. Internet status indicator (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED)
These two 2-pin headers allow you to use the Gigabit internet indicator cable to connect
to the LAN status indicator. When this indicator flickers, it means that the internet is properly connected.
C. Chassis intrusion pin (2-pin CHASSIS)
This header is provided for host computer chassis with chassis intrusion detection designs.
In addition, it must also work with external detection equipment, such as a chassis intrusion detection sensor or a microswitch. When this function is activated, if any chassis
component movement occurs, the sensor will immediately detect it and send a signal to this
header, and the system will then record this chassis intrusion event. The default setting is
set to the CASEOPEN and GND pin; this function is off.
D. Locator LED (4-pin LOCATOR)
This header is for the locator switch and LED on the front panel.
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E. System Fault LED (2-pin LOCATOR)
This header is for the Fault LED on the system.
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SA TA_3
SA TA_4
SA TA_5
SATAE_1
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These eight SATA3 connectors
support SATA data cables for
internal storage devices with
up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer
rate.
ASAT A_1
SA TA_0
SA TA_1
SA TA_2
SATA_5
Serial ATA Express
Connector
(SATAE_1)
(see p.6, No. 27)
SATA_4
(SSATA_0)
(see p.6, No. 28)
(SSATA_1)
(see p.6, No. 29)
ASAT A_0
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA_0)
(see p.6, No. 18)
(SATA_1)
(see p.6, No. 23)
(SATA_2)
(see p.6, No. 25)
(SATA_3)
(see p.6, No. 19)
(SATA_4)
(see p.6, No. 24)
(SATA_5)
(see p.6, No. 26)
Please connect either SATA
or PCIe storage devices
to this connector. *The
SATA Express interface is a
combination of SATAE_1,
SATA3_4, and SATA3_5.
SSATA_2
Serial ATA3 DOM
Connectors
(SSATA_2)
(see p.6, No. 32)
(SSATA_3)
(see p.6, No. 30)
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The SATA3 DOM
connectors supports
both a SATA DOM
(Disk-On-Module) and
a SATA data cable for
internal storage device.
Consult the documentation that comes with your SATA DOM and check whether or not
Pin 7 requires 5V power supply.
If the connected SATA DOM requires 5V power supply, move the jumper caps placed on the
SATA DOM Power Jumper (SATAPWR_SEL1 or SATAPWR_SEL2) from pins 2-3 (default)
to pins 1-2.
If the connected SATA DOM does NOT require 5V power supply, connect the SATA DOM
power cable to the SATA DOM power header (SATA_PWR_1) and there is no need to
change the default jumper setting of the SATA DOM Power Jumper (pins 2-3).
Warning! Incorrect setting of the SATA DOM Power Jumper (SATAPWR1) may cause damage to the motherboard or your SATA DOM.
SATA Power Connectors
(4-pin SATA_PWR1)
(see p.6, No. 31)
Please connect a SATA
power cable.
+5V
GND
GND
+12V
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USB 3.0 Connector
(USB3_7)
(see p.6, No. 37)
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IntA_PA_D+
IntA_PA_DGND
IntA_PA_SSTX+
IntA_PA_SSTXGND
IntA_PA_SSRX+
IntA_PA_SSRXVbus
USB 3.0 Header
(19-pin USB3_5_6)
(see p.6, No. 36)
1
Besides four default USB 3.0
ports on the I/O panel, there
is one USB 3.0 header on this
mot herboard. This USB 3.0
header can support two USB
3.0 ports.
Vbus
IntA_PB_SSRXIntA_PB_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PB_SSTXIntA_PBA_SSTX+
GND
IntA_PB_DIntA_PB_D+
Dummy
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.6, No. 57)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
This header is for connecting
audio devices to the front
audio panel.
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the instructions in our manual and chassis
manual to install your system.
2. If you use an AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio header by the
steps below:
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for the HD audio panel only. You don’t need to connect
them for the AC’97 audio panel.
E. To activate the front mic, go to the “FrontMic” Tab in the Realtek Control panel and
adjust “Recording Volume”.
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USB 2.0 Header
USB_PWR
P-3
P+3
GND
DUMMY
(9-pin USB_1_2)
(see p.6, No. 38)
1
There is one USB 2.0 header on
this motherboard. Each USB
2.0 header can support two
ports.
GND
P+2
P-2
USB_PWR
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER1)
(see p.6, No. 39)
CPU Fan Connectors
(4-pin CPU1_FAN1)
(see p.6, No. 7)
(4-pin CPU2_FAN1)
(see p.6, No. 4)
DUMMY SPEAKER
1
+5V
1
2
3
4
DUMMY
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
4
3
2
1
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FA N_SPEED_CONTROL
Front and Rear Fan
Connectors
(4-pin FRNT_FAN1)
(see p.6, No. 21)
(4-pin FRNT_FAN2)
(see p.6, No. 20)
(4-pin FRNT_FAN3)
(see p.6, No. 40)
(4-pin FRNT_FAN4)
(see p.6, No. 41)
4
3
2
1
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
This motherboard provides
two 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet
Fan) connectors. If you plan
to connect a 3-Pin CPU fan,
please connect it to Pin 1-3.
*For more details, please refer to the
Cooler QVL list on the ASRock Rack
website.
Please connect fan cables to the
fan connectors and match the
black wire to the ground pin.
All fans support Fan Control.
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(4-pin REAR_FAN1)
(see p.6, No. 3)
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GND
5V
5V
5V
N/A
GND
GND
GND
PSON#
GND
-12V
3V
ATX 12V Power
Connectors
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.6, No. 10)
(8-pin ATX12V2)
(see p.6, No. 2)
3V
12V
12V
5VSB
PWROK_PS
5V
3V
GND
12
GND
1
5V
24
3V
13
GND
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.6, No. 12)
This motherboard provides
two 8-pin ATX 12V power
connectors.
GND
1
4
5
8
This motherboard provides a
24-pin ATX power connector.
To use a 20-pin ATX power
supply, please plug it along Pin
1 and Pin 13.
+12V2
Serial Port Header
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.6, No. 55)
This COM1 header
supports a serial port
module.
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
1
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
SERIRQ#
F_CLKRUN#
+3V
S_PWRDWN#
LAD3_L
GND
LAD2_L
LFRAME#_L
TPM_RST#
LAD1_L
SMB_DATA_MAIN
GND
SMB_CLK_MAIN
TPM Header
(17-pin TPM1)
(see p.6, No. 46)
1
+3VSB
GND
LAD0_L
CK_33M_TPM
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This connector supports
Trusted Platform Module
(TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital
certificates, passwords, and
data. A TPM system also helps
enhance network security,
protects digital identities, and
ensures platform integrity.
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PSU SMBus
(PSU_SMB1)
(see p.6, No. 8)
SCLOCK
SLOAD
GND
1
SDATAOUT
GND
ALERT
+3VSB
SMBCLK
1
SMBDATA
GND
Non Maskable Interrupt
Button Header
(NMI_BTN1)
(see p.6, No. 56)
Intelligent Platform
Management Bus header
(4-pin IPMB1)
(see p.6, No. 47)
Baseboard Management
Controller SMBus Header
(5-pin BMC_SMB_1)
(see p.6, No. 53)
(5-pin BMC_SMB_2)
(see p.6, No. 51)
(5-pin BMC_SMB_3)
(see p.6, No. 49)
This header supports Serial
Li n k i nter face for onboa rd
SATA connections.
GND
1
PSU SMBus monitors the
status of the power supply, fan
and system temperature.
Please connect a NMI device
to this header.
CONTROL
IPMB_SDA
IPMB_SCL
GND
No Connect
BMC_SMBDATA
GND
This 4-pin connector is used
to provide a cabled base-board
or front panel connection for
value added features and 3rdparty add-in cards, such as
Emergency Management cards,
that provide management
features using the IPMB.
These headers are used for the
SM BUS devices.
BMC_SMBCLK
Power
BMC_SMB_PRESENT_1_N
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Serial General Purpose
Input/Output Headers
(7-pin SATA_SGPIO1)
(see p.6, No. 43)
(7-pin SATA_SGPIO2)
(see p.6, No. 44)
(7-pin SSATA_SGPIO1)
(see p.6, No. 45)
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Thermal Sensor Header
(3-pin TR1)
(see p.6, No. 42)
PCIe Power Connector
(4-pin PCIE_PWR1)
(see p.6, No. 17)
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TR1
TR1
1
GND
Please connect the thermal
sensor cable to either pin 1-2
or pin 2-3 and the other end to
the device which you wish to
monitor its temperature.
Please connect a 4 pin molex
power cable to this connector
when more than three PCI
Express cards are installed.
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2.9 Dr. Debug
Dr. Debug is used to provide code information, which makes troubleshooting even
easier. Please see the diagrams below for reading the Dr. Debug codes.
Description
00
Please check if the CPU is installed correctly and then clear CMOS.
0d
Problem related to memory, VGA card or other devices. Please clear
CMOS, re-install the memory and VGA card, and remove other USB, PCI
devices.
01 - 54
(except 0d),
5A- 60
55
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and memory then
clear CMOS. If the problem still exists, please install only one memory
module or try using other memory modules.
The Memory could not be detected. Please re-install the memory and CPU.
If the problem still exists, please install only one memory module or try
using other memory modules.
61 - 91
Chipset initialization error. Please press reset or clear CMOS.
92 - 99
Problem related to PCI-E devices. Please re-install PCI-E devices or try
installing them in other slots. If the problem still exists, please remove all
PCI-E devices or try using another VGA card.
A0 - A7
Problem related to IDE or SATA devices. Please re-install IDE and SATA
devices. If the problem still exists, please clear CMOS and try removing all
SATA devices.
b0
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and memory. If the
problem still exists, please install only one memory module or try using
other memory modules.
b4
Problem related to USB devices. Please try removing all USB devices.
b7
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and memory then
clear CMOS. If the problem still exists, please install only one memory
module or try using other memory modules.
d6
The VGA could not be recognized. Please clear CMOS and try re-installing
the VGA card. If the problem still exists, please try installing the VGA card
in other slots or use other VGA cards.
d7
The Keyboard and mouse could not be recognized. Please try re-installing
the keyboard and mouse.
d8
Invalid Password.
FF
Please check if the CPU is installed correctly and then clear CMOS.
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2.10 SLITM , 3-Way SLITM , 4-Way SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports NVIDIA® SLITM , 3-way SLITM, 4-way SLITM and Quad
SLITM (Scalable Link Interface) technology that allows you to install up to four
identical PCI Express x16 graphics cards. Currently, NVIDIA® SLITM and Quad
SLITM technology supports Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit / 8.1 / 8.1 64-bit OS.
Requirements
1. You should only use identical SLITM-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA® certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports NVIDIA® SLITM technology.
Download the drivers from the NVIDIA® website: www.nvidia.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a NVIDIA® certified PSU.
Please refer to the NVIDIA® website for details.
4. When using the SLITM, be sure to connect the power cord to the PCIe Power connector (PCIE_PWR1).
2.10.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE3 slot,
or insert one graphics card into PCIE5 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE7 slot.
. Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
If required, connect the auxiliary power
source to the PCI Express graphics cards.
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Step 3
Align and insert the SLI_Bridge_3S Card
to the goldfingers on each graphics card.
Make sure the SLI_Bridge_3S Card is
firmly in place.
SLI_Bridge_3S Card
SLI_Bridge_3S Card
Step 4
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.10.2 Installing Three SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE3 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE5 slot, or
insert one graphics card into PCIE3 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE53 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE7 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
Connect the auxiliary power source to the
PCI Express graphics card. Please make
sure that both power connectors on the
PCI Express graphics card are connected.
Repeat this step on the three graphics
cards.
Step 3
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3-Way SLI Bridge
Align and insert the 3-Way SLI Bridge
Card to the goldfingers on each graphics
card. Make sure the 3-Way SLI Bridge
Card is firmly in place.
3-Way SLI Bridge Card
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Step 4
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.10.3 Installing Four SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into the PCIE1
slot, another graphics card into the PCIE3
slot, the third graphics card into the PCIE5
slot and the last graphics card into the
PCIE7 slot. Make sure that the cards are
properly seated on the slots.
Step 2
Connect the auxiliary power source to the
PCI Express graphics card. Please make
sure that both power connectors on the
PCI Express graphics card are connected.
Repeat this step on the three graphics
cards.
Step 3
Align and insert an SLI Bridge Card to the
goldfingers of the first and second graphics
card. Install the second SLI Bridge Card
to the goldfingers of the third and fourth
graphics card. Connect the second and
the fourth graphics card with the SLI_
Bridge_3S Card. Make sure the SLI Bridge
Cards are firmly in place.
SLI_Bridge_3S Card
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SLI_Bridge
SLI_Bridge
2 SLI_Bridge Cards
and a SLI_Bridge_3S Card
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Step 4
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.10.4 Driver Installation and Setup
Install the graphics card drivers to your system. After that, you can enable the
Multi-Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in the NVIDIA® nView system tray utility.
Please follow the below procedures to enable the multi-GPU.
Step 1
Double-click the NVIDIA Control Panel
icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 2
In the left pane, click Set SLI and PhysX
configuration. Then select Maximize 3D
performance and click Apply.
Step 3
Reboot your system.
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2.11 CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM, 4-Way CrossFireXTM and
Quad CrossFireXTM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports CrossFireXTM, 3-way CrossFireXTM, 4-way CrossFireXTM
and Quad CrossFireXTM that allows you to install up to four identical PCI Express
x16 graphics cards. Currently CrossFireXTM, 3-way CrossFireXTM and Quad
CrossFireXTM are supported with Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / 8 / 8 64-bit / 8.1 / 8.1 64bit OS.
1. You should only use identical CrossFireXTM-ready graphics cards that are AMD
certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports AMD CrossFireXTM technology.
Download the drivers from the AMD’s website: www.amd.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power your system requires. It is recommended to use a AMD certified PSU. Please
refer to the AMD’s website for details.
4. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireXTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will
operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireXTM mode.
5. Different CrossFireXTM cards may require different methods to enable CrossFireXTM. Please refer to AMD graphics card manuals for detailed installation guide.
6. When using the CrossFireXTM, be sure to connect the power cord to the PCIe Power
connector (PCIE_PWR1).
2.11.1 Installing Two CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE3 slot,
or insert one graphics card into PCIE5
slot and the other graphics card to PCIE7
slot. Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE1
slot.
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2.11.2 Installing Three CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE3 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE5 slot, or
insert one graphics card into PCIE3 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE5 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE7 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE1 slot.
2.11.3 Installing Four CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE1 slot,
another graphics card into PCIE3 slot, the
third graphics card into PCIE5 slot and the
last graphics card into PCIE7 slot. Make
sure that the cards are properly seated on
the slots.
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Step 2
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to
the monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted
to PCIE1 slot.
2.11.4 Driver Installation and Setup
Step 1
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Step 2
Remove the AMD drivers if you have any VGA drivers installed in your system.
The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility
to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation. Please
check AMD’s website for AMD driver updates.
Step 3
Install the required drivers and CATALYST Control Center then restart your
computer. Please check AMD’s website for details.
Step 4
Double-click the AMD Catalyst Control
Center icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 5
In the left pane, click Performance and
then AMD CrossFireXTM . Then select
Enable AMD CrossFireX and click Apply.
Select the GPU number according to your
graphics card and click Apply.
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2.12 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 top to bottom to install
those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
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2.13 Dual LAN and Teaming Operation Guide
Dual LAN with Teaming enabled on this motherboard allows two single
connections to act as one single connection for twice the transmission bandwidth,
making data transmission more effective and improving the quality of transmission
of distant images. Fault tolerance on the dual LAN network prevents network
downtime by transferring the workload from a failed port to a working port.
The speed of transmission is subject to the actual network environment or status even with
Teaming enabled.
Before setting up Teaming, please make sure whether your Switch (or Router)
supports Teaming (IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation). You can specify a preferred
adapter in Intel PROSet. Under normal conditions, the Primary adapter handles all
non-TCP/IP traffic. The Secondary adapter will receive fallback traffic if the primary
fails. If the Preferred Primary adapter fails, but is later restored to an active status,
control is automatically switched back to the Preferred Primary adapter.
Step 1
From Device Manager, open the properties of a team.
Step 2
Click the Settings tab.
Step 3
Click the Modify Team button.
Step 4
Select the adapter you want to be the primary adapter and click the Set Primary
button.
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If you do not specify a preferred primary adapter, the software will choose an
adapter of the highest capability (model and speed) to act as the default primary. If
a failover occurs, another adapter becomes the primary. The adapter will, however,
rejoin the team as a non-primary.
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Chapter 3 UEFI Setup Utility
3.1 Introduction
Th is section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to configure your system. The
UEFI chip on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. You may run the UEFI
SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> or <Del> during the
Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY; otherwise, POST will
continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You may
also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup screens
and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you
see on your screen.
3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
Item
Description
Main
To set up the system time/date information
OC Tweaker
For overclocking configurations
Advanced
To set up the advanced UEFI features
Server Mgmt
To manage the server
Security
To set up the security features
Boot
To set up the default system device to locate and load the
Operating System
Event Logs
For event log configuration
Exit
To exit the current screen or the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
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Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar, and
then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also use the mouse to click
your required item.
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3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation key.
Function Description
/
Moves cursor left or right to select Screens
/
Moves cursor up or down to select items
+ / -
To change option for the selected items
<Tab>
Switch to next function
<Enter>
To bring up the selected screen
<PGUP>
Go to the previous page
<PGDN>
Go to the next page
<HOME>
Go to the top of the screen
<END>
Go to the bottom of the screen
<F1>
To display the General Help Screen
<F7>
Discard changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
<F9>
Load optimal default values for all the settings
<F10>
Save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY
<F12>
Print screen
<ESC>
Jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
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3.2 Main Screen
Once you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display the
system overview. The Main screen provides system overview information and allows you
to set the system time and date.
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3.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup screens
and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you
see on your screen.
Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel SpeedStep technology allows processors to switch between multiple frequencies and voltage points for better power saving and heat dissipation.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology enables the processor to run above its base operating
frequency when the operating system requests the highest performance state.
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Long Duration Power Limit
Configure Package Power Limit 1 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered after a period of time. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
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Long Duration Maintained
Configure the period of time until the CPU ratio is lowered when the Long Duration
Power Limit is exceeded.
Short Duration Power Limit
Configure Package Power Limit 2 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered immediately. A lower limit can protect the CPU and save
power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
Primary Plane Current Limit
Configure the current limit of the CPU under Turbo Mode in ampere. A lower limit
can protect the CPU and save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
Active Processor 1 Cores
Select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Active Processor 2 Cores
Select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.
DRAM Configuration
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted
and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
Save User Default
Type a profile name and press enter to save your settings as user default.
Load User Default
Load previously saved user defaults.
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3.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU Configuration,
DRAM Configuration, ACPI Configuration, Configure Super IO Settings, Serial Port Console Redirection, Trusted Computing, USB Configuration, Chipset Configuration, Storage
Configuration, H/W Monitor, Intel ME Configuration, WHEA Configuration, Easy RAID
Installer and Instant Flash.
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.
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3.4.1 CPU Configuration
Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel SpeedStep technology allows processors to switch between multiple frequencies and
voltage points for better power saving and heat dissipation.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology enables the processor to run above its base operating
frequency when the operating system requests the highest performance state.
Long Duration Power Limit
Configure Package Power Limit 1 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU ratio will
be lowered after a period of time. A lower limit can protect the CPU and save power, while
a higher limit may improve performance.
Long Duration Maintained
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Configure the period of time until the CPU ratio is lowered when the Long Duration
Power Limit is exceeded.
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Short Duration Power Limit
Configure Package Power Limit 2 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU ratio will
be lowered immediately. A lower limit can protect the CPU and save power, while a higher
limit may improve performance.
Intel Hyper Threading Technology
Intel Hyper Threading Technology allows multiple threads to run on each core, so that the
overall performance on threaded software is improved.
Active Processor 1 Cores
Use this item to select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.
Active Processor 2 Cores
Use this item to select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.
No-Execute Memory Protection
Processors with No-Execution Memory Protection Technology may prevent certian classes
of malicious buffer overflow attacks.
Enable Intel TXT Support
Enable Intel Trusted Execution Technology configuration. Please disable “EX DFX
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Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Virtulization Technology allows a platform to run multiple operating systems and
applications in independent partitions, so that one computer system can function as multiple virtual system.
Enable SMX
Use this item to enable Safer Mode Extensions.
Hardware Prefetcher
Use this item to automatically prefetch data and code for the processor. Enable for better
performance.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
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Automatically prefetch the subsequent cache line while retrieving the currently requested
cache line. Enable for better performance.
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CPU Thermal Throttling
Enable CPU internal thermal control mechanisms to keep the CPU from overheating.
CPU C States Support
Enable CPU C States Support for power saving. It is recommended to keep C3 and C6
enabled for better power saving.
Package C State Support
Enable CPU, PCIe, Memory, Graphics C State Support for power saving.
CPU C3 State Support
Enable C3 sleep state for lower power consumption.
CPU C6 State Support
Enable C6 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
Enhanced Halt State(C1E)
Enable Enhanced Halt State (C1E) for lower power consumption.
Enable CPU HWPM
Enable CPU HWPM for CPU for better Energy performance.
Enable CPU Autonomous Cstate
Enable CPU Autonomous Cstate which is CPU converts HALT instruction to MWAIT.
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3.4.2 DRAM Configuration
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
ECC Support
This allows you to enable or disable the DDR ECC support feature.
MRC Fast Boot
When enabled, portions of memory reference code will be skipped when possible to increase boot speed.
Channel Interleaving
Use this item to select Channel Interleaving setting.
Rank Interleaving
Use this item to select Rank Interleaving setting.
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Enable ADR
Use this item to enable the ADR.
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3.4.3 ACPI Configuration
Suspend to RAM
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-to-RAM feature. Selecting [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it.
PS2 Y-Cable
Auto/Enable PS2 Y-Cable
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PS/2 Keyboard.
Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from the powersoft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the system.
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USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Keyboard/Remote to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
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USB Mouse Power On
Use this item to enable or disable USB Mouse to turn on the system from the power-soft-off
mode.
PCIE Devices Power On
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Use this item to enable or disable PCIE devices to turn on the system from the power-softoff mode.
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3.4.4 Configure Super IO Settings
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Use this item to configure the onboard serial port 1.
Select and enter the "Serial Port 1 Configuration" and you will see the followings:
Serial Port
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard serial port.
Change Settings
Use this item to select an optimal setting for Super IO device.
Serial Port 2 Configuration
Use this item to configure the onboard serial port 2.
Select and enter the "Serial Port 2 Configuration" and you will see the followings:
Serial Port
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard serial port.
Change Settings
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Use this item to select an optimal setting for Super IO device.
Serial Port Mode
Use this item to select Serial Over LAN or COM mode.
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3.4.5 Serial Port Console Redirection
COM1 / COM2
Console Redirection
Use this option to enable or disable Console Redirection. If this item is set to Enabled, you
can select a COM Port to be used for Console Redirection.
Console Redirection Settings
Use this option to configure Console Redirection Settings, and specify how your computer
and the host computer to which you are connected exchange information.
Terminal Type
Option
Description
VT100
VT100+
VT-UTF8
ANSI
ASCII character set
Extended VT100 that supports color and function keys
UTF8 encoding is used to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes
Extended ASCII character set
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Use this item to select the preferred terminal emulation type for out-of-band management.
It is recommended to select [VT-UTF8].
Bits Per Second
Use this item to select the serial port transmission speed. The speed used in the host
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computer and the client computer must be the same. Long or noisy lines may require lower
transmission speed. The options include [9600], [19200], [57600] and [115200].
Data Bits
Use this item to set the data transmission size. The options include [7] and [8] (Bits).
Parity
Use this item to select the parity bit. The options include [None], [Even], [Odd], [Mark] and
[Space].
Stop Bits
The item indicates the end of a serial data packet. The standard setting is [1] Stop Bit. Select
[2] Stop Bits for slower devices.
Flow Control
Use this item to set the f low control to prevent data loss from buffer overf low. When
sending data, if the receiving buffers are full, a "stop" signal can be sent to stop the data
flow. Once the buffers are empty, a "start" signal can be sent to restart the flow. Hardware
flow uses two wires to send start/stop signals. The options include [None] and [Hardware
RTS/CTS].
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support
Use this item to enable or disable the VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support for ANSI/VT100
terminals.
Recorder Mode
Use this item to enable or disable Recorder Mode to capture terminal data and send it as
text messages.
Resolution 100x31
Use this item to enable or disable extended terminal resolution support.
Legacy OS Redirection Resolution
Use this item to select the number of rows and columns used in legacy OS redirection.
Putty Keypad
Use this item to select Function Key and Keypad on Putty.
Redirection After BIOS POST
If the [LoadBooster] is selected, legacy console redirection is disabled before booting to
legacy OS. If [Always Enabled] is selected, legacy console redirection is enabled for legacy
OS. The default value is [Always Enabled].
Legacy Console Redirection Settings
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Legacy Serial Redirection Port
Select a COM port to display redirection of Legacy OS and Legacy OPROM Messages.
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Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/Windows Emergency
Management Services (EMS)
Console Redirection
Use this option to enable or disable Console Redirection. If this item is set to Enabled, you
can select a COM Port to be used for Console Redirection.
Console Redirection Settings
Use this option to configure Console Redirection Settings, and specify how your computer
and the host computer to which you are connected exchange information.
Terminal Type
Use this item to select the preferred terminal emulation type for out-of-band management.
It is recommended to select [VT-UTF8].
Option
Description
VT100
VT100+
VT-UTF8
ANSI
ASCII character set
Extended VT100 that supports color and function keys
UTF8 encoding is used to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes
Extended ASCII character set
Bits Per Second
Use this item to select the serial port transmission speed. The speed used in the host
computer and the client computer must be the same. Long or noisy lines may require
lower transmission speed. The options include [9600], [19200], [57600] and [115200].
Flow Control
Use this item to set the flow control to prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When
sending data, if the receiving buffers are full, a "stop" signal can be sent to stop the data
flow. Once the buffers are empty, a "start" signal can be sent to restart the flow. Hardware
flow uses two wires to send start/stop signals. The options include [None], [Hardware
RTS/
CTS], and [Software Xon/Xoff].
Data Bits
Parity
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Stop Bits
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3.4.6 Trusted Computing
NOTE: Options vary depending on the version of your connected TPM module. Here is an example of TPM2.0.
TPM State
Use this item to enable or disable Security Device.
NOTE: Your computer will reboot during restart in order to change State of the Device.
Pending Operation
Schedule an Operation for the Security Device.
NOTE: Your computer will reboot during restart in order to change State of the Device.
Platform Hierarchy
Use this item to enable or disable Platform Hierarchy.
Storage Hierarchy
Use this item to enable or disable Storage Hierarchy.
Endorsement Hierarchy
Use this item to enable or disable Endorsement Hierarchy.
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Hash Policy
Select the Hash policy to use. SHA-2 is most secure but might not be supported by all
Operating Systems.
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Device Select
TPM 1.2 will restrict support to TPM 1.2 devices; TPM 2.0 will restrict support to TPM 2.0
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devices; Auto will support both with the default set to TPM 2.0 devices. If TPM 2.0 devices
are not found, TPM 1.2 devices will be enumerated.
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3.4.7 USB Configuration
USB Controller
Enable or disable all the USB ports.
Intel USB3.0 Mode
Use this item to select the mode of operation of Intel USB3.0 controller.
Legacy USB Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Suppor t for USB 2.0 dev ices. If you encounter USB
compatibility issues it is recommended to disable legacy USB support. Select UEFI Setup
Only to support USB devices under the UEFI setup and Windows/Linux operating systems
only.
Legacy USB 3.0 Support
Use this item to enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 3.0 devices.
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3.4.8 Chipset Configuration
Primary Graphics Adapter
If PCI Express graphics card is installed on the motherboard, you may use this option to
select PCI Express or Onboard as the primary graphics adapter.
Onboard VGA
Use this to enable or disable the Onboard VGA function. The default value is [Auto].
*This item is not available when the Primary Graphic Adapter is set to [Onboard].
VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O helps your virtual machine monitor better utilize hardware by improving application compatibility and reliability, and providing
additional levels of manageability, security, isolation, and I/O performance.
PCIE 1 Link Speed
This allows you to select PCIE 1 Link Speed. The default value is [Auto].
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PCIE 2 Link Speed
This allows you to select PCIE 2 Link Speed. The default value is [Auto].
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PCIE 3 & PCIE 4 Link Speed
This allows you to select PCIE 3 & PCIE 4 Link Speed. The default value is [Auto].
PCIE 5 Link Speed
This allows you to select PCIE 5 Link Speed. The default value is [Auto].
PCIE 6 & PCIE 7 Link Speed
This allows you to select PCIE 6 & PCIE 7 Link Speed. The default value is [Auto].
PCIE 1 Link Width
This allows you to select PCIE 1 Link Width. The default value is [Auto].
PCIE 2 Link Width
This allows you to select PCIE 2 Link Width. The default value is [Auto].
PCIE 3 & PCIE 4 Link Width
This allows you to select PCIE 3 & PCIE 4 Link Width. The default value is [Auto].
PCIE 5 Link Width
This allows you to select PCIE 5 Link Width. The default value is [Auto].
PCIE 6 & PCIE 7 Link Width
This allows you to select PCIE 6 & PCIE 7 Link Width. The default value is [Auto].
PCI-E ASPM Support
This option enables or disables the ASPM support for all CPU downstream devices.
PCH PCI-E ASPM Support
This option enables or disables the ASPM support for all PCH downstream devices.
Onboard LAN1
This tem allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN 1 feature.
Onboard LAN2
This allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN 2 feature.
ACS Control
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Enable: Programs ACS only to Chipset PCIe Root Ports Bridges
Disable: Programs ACS to all PCIe bridges
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Onboard HD Audio
Use this item to automatically enable or disable onboard HD audio. Set to Auto to enable
onboard HD audio and automatically disable it when a sound card is installed.
Front Panel
Use this item to set front panel HD audio to Auto or Disabled.
Above 4G Decoding
Enable or disable 64bit capable Devices to be decoded in Above 4G Address Space (only if
the system supports 64 bit PCI decoding).
SR-IOV Support
If system has SR-IOV capable PCIe Devices, this option Enables or Disables Single Root IO
Virtualization Support.
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. If [Last
State] is selected, it will recover to the state before AC/power loss.
Onboard Debug Port LED
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Use this item to turn on or off Onboard Debug Port LED.
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3.4.9 Storage Configuration
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting
Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] and [Enabled].
SATA Storage Configuration
SATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable SATA Controller.
SATA Mode Selection
Use this to select SATA mode. Configuration options: [Disabled], [IDE], [AHCI] and
[RAID ] mode. The default value is [AHCI ].
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports NCQ and other new features that will
improve SATA disk performance but IDE mode does not have these advantages.
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SATA AHCI LPM
Use this item to enable or disable Link Power Management.
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SATA Aggressive Link Power Mgmt
Use this item to configure SATA Aggressive Link Power Management.
SATA Port 0 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
Depending on how many SATA ports you have, you will see SATA_x (x means number)
listed on the screen, with its status indicated as SATA device [(Model Name)] or [Not
Detected].
This model supports SATA Express. When a HDD is plugged into the the SATA Express
port, the HDD information here appears as [SATA_4/SATAE_0] and [SATA_5/SATAE_1].
External SATA
Use this item to enable SATA safe removal notifications. Please note that the SATA device
will be downgraded to SATA2.
Hot Plug
Designates this port as Hot Plugglable.
Spin Up Device
If enabled for any of ports, Staggered Spin Up will be performed and only the drives which
have this option enabled will spin up at boot. Otherwise all drives spin up at boot.
SATA Rx Setting
Adjust SATA DTLE DATA Values (0-15).
SATA Device Type
Identify the SATA port connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
sSATA Storage Configuration
sSATA Controller
Use this item to enable or disable sSATA Controller.
sSATA Mode Selection
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Use this to select sSATA mode. Configuration options: [Disabled], [IDE], [AHCI] and
[RAID ] mode. The default value is [AHCI].
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports NCQ and other new features that will
improve SATA disk performance but IDE mode does not have these advantages.
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sSATA AHCI LPM
Use this item to enable or disable Link Power Management.
sSATA Aggressive Link Power Mgmt
Use this item to configure sSATA Aggressive Link Power Management.
sSATA Port 0 / 1 / 2 / 3
Depending on how many sSATA ports you have, you will see sSATA_x (x means number)
listed on the screen, with its status indicated as SATA device [(Model Name)] or [Not
Detected].
External sSATA
Use this item to enable SATA safe removal notifications. Please note that the SATA device
will be downgraded to SATA2.
Hot Plug
Designates this port as Hot Plugglable.
Spin Up Device
If enabled for any of ports, Staggered Spin Up will be performed and only the drives which
have this option enabled will spin up at boot. Otherwise all drives spin up at boot.
SATA Rx Setting
Adjust SATA DTLE DATA Values (0-15).
SATA Device Type
Identify the SATA port connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
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3.4.10 H/W Monitor 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.
Fan Control
If [Auto] is selected, the fan speed will controlled by BMC.
If [Manual] is selected, configure the items below.
CPU1_FAN 1
This allows you to set the CPU 1 fan speed. The default value is [Smart Fan].
CPU2_FAN 1
This allows you to set the CPU 2 fan speed. The default value is [Smart Fan].
REAR_FAN 1
This allows you to set the rear fan 1’s speed. The default value is [Smart Fan].
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FRNT_FAN 1
This allows you to set the front fan 1’s speed. The default value is [Smart Fan].
FRNT_FAN 2
This allows you to set the front fan 2’s speed. The default value is [Smart Fan].
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FRNT_FAN 3
This allows you to set the front fan 3’s speed. The default value is [Smart Fan].
FRNT_FAN 4
This allows you to set the front fan 4’s speed. The default value is [Smart Fan].
Smart Fan Control
This allows you to set the Smart fan’s level speed.
Smart Fan Duty Control
Smart Fan Duty x (x means 1 to 11 stage)
This allows you to set duty cycle for each stage.
Smart Fan Temp Control
Smart Fan Temp x (x means 1 to 11 stage)
This allows you to set temperature for each stage.
Watch Dog Timer
This allows you to enable or disable the Watch Dog Timer. The default value is [Disabled].
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3.4.11 Intel ME Configuration
ME Subsystem screen displays the Intel ME Subsystem Configuration information, such
as Operational Firmware Version, ME Firmware, ME Firmware Type, ME Firmware SKU
and ME File System Integrity Vaalue.
Spread Spectrum
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Select Spread spectrum mode.
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3.4.12 WHEA Configuration
WHEA Support
Use this item to enable or disable Windows Hardware Error Architecture.
System Error
Use this item to enable or disable System Error feature. When it is set to [Enabled], you
canconfigure Memory Error and PCIE Error log features.
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3.4.13 Easy RAID Installer
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Easy RAID Installer can help you to copy the RAID driver from a support CD to your USB
storage device. After copying the RAID driver to your USB storage device, please change
“SATA Mode” to “RAID”, then you can start installing the OS in RAID mode.
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3.4.14 Instant Flash
Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient UEFI
update tool allows you to update system UEFI without entering operating systems
first like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just save the new UEFI file to your USB flash drive,
floppy disk or hard drive and launch this tool, then you can update your UEFI only
in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use
FAT32/16/12 file system. If you execute Instant Flash utility, the utility will show the
UEFI files and their respective information. Select the proper UEFI file to update
your UEFI, and reboot your system after the UEFI update process is completed.
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3.5 Server Mgmt
Wait For BMC
Wait For BMC response for specified time out. In PILOTII, BMC starts at the same time
when BIOS starts during AC power ON. It takes around 30 seconds to initialize Host to
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BMC interfaces.
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3.5.1 System Event Log
SEL Components
Change this to enable ro disable all features of System Event Logging during boot.
Erase SEL
Use this to choose options for earsing SEL.
When SEL is Full
Use this to choose options for reactions to a full SEL.
Log EFI Status Codes
Use this item to disable the logging of EFI Status Codes or log only error code or only
progress or both.
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3.5.2 BMC Network Configuration
Lan Channel (Failover)
Manual setting IPMI LAN
If [No] is selected, the IP address is assigned by DHCP. If you prefer using a static IP
address, toggle to [Yes], and the changes take effect after the system reboots. The default
value is [No].
Configuration Address Source
Select to configure BMC network parameters statically or dynamically(by BIOS or BMC).
Configuration options: [Static] and [DHCP].
Static: Manually enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask and Gateway Address in the BIOS for
BMC LAN channel configuration.
DHCP: IP address, Subnet Mask and Gateway Address are automatically assigned by the
network's DHCP server.
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When [DHCP] or [Static] is selected, do NOT modify the BMC network settings on the
IPMI web page.
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The default login information for the IPMI web interface is:
Username: admin
Password: admin
For more instructions on how to set up remote control environment and use the IPMI management platform, please refer to the IPMI Configuration User Guide or go to the Support
website at: http://www.asrockrack.com/support/ipmi.asp
BMC Mac Backup Tool
Use this to restore BMC Mac from the backup.
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3.6 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.
Supervisor Password
Set or change the password for the administrator account. Only the administrator
has authority to change the settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and
press enter to remove the password.
User Password
Set or change the password for the user account. Users are unable to change the
settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and press enter to remove the
password.
Secure Boot
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Use this to enable or disable Secure Boot.
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3.7 Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the
boot settings and the boot priority.
Boot Option #1
Use this item to set the system boot order.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature.
Setup Prompt Timeout
This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key. 65535(0XFFFF) means
indefinite waiting.
Bootup Num-Lock
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock function after
boot-up.
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Boot Beep
Select whether the Boot Beep should be turned on or off when the system boots up. Please
note that a buzzer is needed.
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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].
Boot Failure Guard
If the computer fails to boot for a number of times the system automatically restores the
default settings.
Boot Failure Guard Count
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Configure the number of attempts to boot until the system automatically restores the
default settings.
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3.7.1 CSM Parameters
Use this option to configure the parameters of OpROM execution, boot options filter, etc.
CSM
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. If you are using Windows 8 64bit UEFI and all of your devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster boot
speed.
Boot Option Filter
Use this option to control what devices system can boot to. Configuration options: [UEFI
and Legacy], [Legacy only] and [UEFI only].
Launch Storage OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select [Legacy only] to
run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select [Do not launch] to not to execute
both legacy and UEFI option ROM.
Launch Video OpROM Policy
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Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select [Legacy only] to
run those that support legacy option ROM only.
PCIE1 Slot OpROM
Select PCIE1 Storage and Network Option ROM policy. (This item can't select Video
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Option ROM policy.)
PCIE2 Slot OpROM
Select PCIE2 Storage and Network Option ROM policy. (This item can't select Video
Option ROM policy.)
PCIE3 and PCIE4 Slot OpROM
Select PCIE3 and PCIE4 Storage and Network Option ROM policy. (This item can't select
Video Option ROM policy.)
PCIE5 Slot OpROM
Select PCIE5 Storage and Network Option ROM policy. (This item can't select Video
Option ROM policy.)
PCIE6 and PCIE7 Slot OpROM
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Select PCIE6 and PCIE7 Storage and Network Option ROM policy. (This item can't select
Video Option ROM policy.)
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3.8 Event Logs
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
This allows you to configure the Smbios Event Log Settings.
When entering the item, you will see the followings:
Smbios Event Log
Use this item to enable or disable all features of the SMBIOS Event Logging during system
boot.
Erase Event Log
The options include [No], [Yes, Next reset] and [Yes, Every reset]. If Yes is selected, all
logged events will be erased.
When Log is Full
Use this item to choose options for reactions to a full Smbios Event Log. The options
include [Do Nothing] and [Erase Immediately].
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MECI (Multiple Event Count Increment)
Use this item to enter the increment value for the multiple event counter. The valid range is
from 1 to 33.
METW (Multiple Event Time Window)
Use this item to specify the number of minutes which must pass between duplicate log
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entries which utilize a multiple-event counter. The value ranges from 0 to 99 minutes.
View Smbios Event Log
This allows you to view the Smbios Event Log records.
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All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
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3.9 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option, the following message “Save configuration changes and exit
setup?” will pop-out. Select [Yes] to save the changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY.
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this option, the following message “Discard changes and exit setup?” will
pop-out. Select [Yes] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY without saving any changes.
Discard Changes
When you select this option, the following message “Discard changes?” will pop-out.
Select [Yes] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used for this operation.
Boot Override
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These items displays the available devices. Select an item to start booting from the selected
device.
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Chapter 4 Software Support
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 / Server 2008
R2 SP1 / 2012 / 2012 R2 / Linux compliant. 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.
*Please download the Intel ® SATA Floppy Image driver from the ASRock Rack’s website (www.asrockrack.com)
to your USB drive or simply install the SATA driver from the Support CD while installing OS in SATA RAID
mode.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and useful
utilities that enhance the motherboard’s 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 does not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file “ASRSetup.
exe” from the root folder in the Support CD to display the menu.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available device’s drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the application softwares that the motherboard supports. Click
on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
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If you need to contact ASRock Rack or want to know more about ASRock Rack, welcome
to visit ASRock Rack’s website at http://www.ASRockRack.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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Chapter 5 Troubleshooting
5.1 Troubleshooting Procedures
Follow the procedures below to troubleshoot your system.
Always unplug the power cord before adding, removing or changing any hardware components. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard
components.
1. Disconnect the power cable and check whether the PWR LED is off.
2. Unplug all cables, connectors and remove all add-on cards from the motherboard.
Make sure that the jumpers are set to default settings.
3. Confirm that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and the chassis.
4. Install a CPU and fan on the motherboard, then connect the chassis speaker and power
LED.
If there is no power...
1.
2.
3.
4.
Confirm that there are no short circuits between the motherboard and the chassis.
Make sure that the jumpers are set to default settings.
Check the settings of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.
Verify if the battery on the motherboard provides ~3VDC. Install a new battery if it
does not.
If there is no video...
1. Try replugging the monitor cables and power cord.
2. Check for memory errors.
If there are memory errors...
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1. Verify that the DIMM modules are properly seated in the slots.
2. Use recommended DDR4 2133 R-DIMMs.
3. If you have installed more than one DIMM modules, they should be identical with the
same brand, speed, size and chip-type.
4. Try inserting different DIMM modules into different slots to identify faulty ones.
5. Check the settings of the 115V/230V switch on the power supply.
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Unable to save system setup configurations...
1. Verify if the battery on the motherboard provides ~3VDC. Install a new battery if it
does not.
2. Confirm whether your power supply provides adaquate and stable power.
Other problems...
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1. Try searching keywords related to your problem on ASRock Rack’s FAQ page:
http://www.asrockrack.com/support
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5.2 Technical Support Procedures
If you have tried the troubleshooting procedures mentioned above and the problems
are still unsolved, please contact ASRock Rack’s technical support with the following
information:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Your contact information
Model name, BIOS version and problem type.
System configuration.
Problem description.
You may contact ASRock Rack’s technical support at:
http://www.asrockrack.com/support/tsd.asp
5.3 Returning Merchandise for Service
For warranty service, the receipt or a copy of your invoice marked with the date of
purchase is required. By calling your vendor or going to our RMA website (http://event.
asrockrack.com/tsd.asp) you may obtain a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
number.
The RMA number should be displayed on the outside of the shipping carton which is
mailed prepaid or hand-carried when you return the motherboard to the manufacturer.
Shipping and handling charges will be applied for all orders that must be mailed when
service is complete.
This warranty does not cover damages incurred in shipping or from failure due to
alteration, misuse, abuse or improper maintenance of products.
Contact your distributor first for any product related problems during the warranty period.
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Chapter 6: Net Framework Installation Guide
To let Intel® RSTe works properly, it is required to install Net Framework. Please follow the
steps below to enable “.Net Framework” feature on Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2.
6.1 Installing .Net Framework 3.5.1 (For Server 2008 R2)
1. Double-click the Server Manager icon in the Windows system tray.
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2. Click Add Features in the right hand pane.
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3. Check the box next to .Net Framework 3.5.1 and then click Next.
4. Click Next to continue.
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5. Click Install to start installing .Net Framework 3.5.1.
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6. After the installation completes, click Close.
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