ASROCK ALIVEN570SLI-ESATA2 User manual

ASROCK ALIVEN570SLI-ESATA2 User manual
ALiveN570SLI-eSATA2
User Manual
Version 1.0
Published January 2008
Copyright©2008 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY
The Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic
substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations
passed by the California Legislature. When you discard the Lithium battery in
California, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance.
“Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see
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ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com
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Contents
1 . Introduction ........................................................... 5
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Package Contents .....................................................................
Specifications ...........................................................................
Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows® VistaTM
Premium 2007 and Basic Logo ..................................................
Supported PCI Express VGA Card List for SLITM Mode .............
Motherboard Layout ...................................................................
ASRock 1394_eSATAII I/O Plus ................................................
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9
10
11
12
2 . Installation ............................................................. 13
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
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.15
2.16
2.17
SLITM Operation Guide ...............................................................
Jumpers Setup ..........................................................................
Onboard Headers and Connectors .............................................
HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide ....................................
eSATAII Interface Introduction ....................................................
SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide ...................................................
Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks
Installation .................................................................................
Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs .......
SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide .......
Driver Installation Guide .............................................................
Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID Functions ......................................
Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM /
VistaTM 64-bit With RAID Functions ...........................................
2.16.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
Functions ......................................................................
2.16.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With RAID
Functions ......................................................................
Untied Overclocking Technology ................................................
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14
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29
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3 . BIOS SSETUP
ETUP UTILITY .................................................. 4 0
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
Introduction ................................................................................
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ...............................................................
3.1.2 Navigation Keys ..............................................................
Main Screen ..............................................................................
Advanced Screen .......................................................................
3.3.1 CPU Configuration ...........................................................
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration ......................................................
3.3.3 ACPI Configuration ..........................................................
3.3.4 IDE Configuration .............................................................
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration ......................................................
3.3.6 Floppy Configuration ........................................................
3.3.7 Super IO Configuration ....................................................
3.3.8 USB Configuration ...........................................................
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen .................................
Boot Screen ..............................................................................
3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration .............................................
Security Screen .........................................................................
Exit Screen ................................................................................
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54
55
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57
4 . Software Support ................................................... 58
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 ALiveN570SLI-eSATA2 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-bystep guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the configuration
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might
be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without
notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated
version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You
may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website
as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit
our website for specific information about the model you are using.
www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
1.1
P ack
age Contents
ackage
1 x ASRock ALiveN570SLI-eSATA2 Motherboard
(ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.4-in, 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm)
1 x ASRock SLI Bridge
1 x ASRock ALiveN570SLI-eSATA2 Quick Installation Guide
1 x ASRock ALiveN570SLI-eSATA2 Support CD
1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)
1 x 3.5-in Floppy Drive Ribbon Cable
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)
1 x HDMI_SPDIF Cable (Optional)
1 x “ASRock 1394_eSATAII I/O Plus” I/O Shield
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1.2
Specifications
Platform
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Hybrid Booster
Expansion Slot
Audio
LAN
Rear Panel I/O
- ATX Form Factor: 12.0-in x 8.4-in, 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm
- Support for Socket AM2+ / AM2 processors: AMD PhenomTM
FX / Phenom / Athlon 64 FX / Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon
X2 Dual-Core / Athlon 64 / Sempron processor
(see CAUTION 1)
- AMD LIVE!TM Ready
- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology
- FSB 1000 MHz (2.0 GT/s)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 2)
- Supports Hyper-Transport Technology
- NVIDIA® nForce 570 SLI
- Dual Channel DDR2 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 3)
- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots
- Support DDR2 1066/800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memory
(see CAUTION 4)
- Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB (see CAUTION 5)
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 6)
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 7)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost
memory performance up to 12.5% (see CAUTION 8)
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot (White)
- 1 x PCI Express x8 slot (Yellow; for NVIDIA® SLITM only)
- 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
- 3 x PCI slots
- Supports NVIDIA® SLITM (see CAUTION 9)
- 7.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio
(ALC888 Audio Codec)
- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Giga PHY Realtek RTL8211B
- Supports Wake-On-LAN
ASRock 1394_eSATAII I/O Plus
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Serial Port: COM1
- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 x eSATAII Port
- 1 x RJ-45 Port
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Connector
BIOS Feature
Support CD
Hardware
Monitor
OS
Certifications
- 1 x IEEE 1394 Port
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/
Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 10)
- 6 x SATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 0+1, RAID 5 and JBOD) and “Hot Plug” functions
(see CAUTION 11)
- 1 x eSATAII 3.0Gb/s connector (shared with 1 SATAII
connector), supports “Hot Plug” functions (see CAUTION 12)
- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- 1 x IEEE 1394 header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 24 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- SLI/XFIRE power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 13)
- 1 x WiFi/E header (see CAUTION 14)
- 4Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit
/ VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit compliant
- FCC, CE, WHQL Certificated
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
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WARNING
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting
the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using the thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability, or even
cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at
your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by
overclocking.
CAUTION!
1.
If you install AM2+ CPU on this motherbord, the system bus speed will
downgrade from HT3.0 (5200MHz) to HT1.0 (2000 MT/s) spec; however,
the frequency of AM2+ CPU will not be impacted. Please refer to the CPU
support list on our website for more information.
2.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read
3.
“Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 39 for details.
This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before
you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read
the installation guide of memory modules on page 15 for proper
4.
installation.
Whether 1066MHz memory speed is supported depends on the AM2+
CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR2 1066 memory module on this
motherboard, please refer to the memory support list on our website for
the compatible memory modules.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
5.
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be
less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® XP
and Windows® VistaTM. For Windows® XP 64-bit and Windows® VistaTM 64bit with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.
6.
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.
7.
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
8.
CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system.
This motherboard supports ASRock AM2 Boost overclocking technology. If
you enable this function in the BIOS setup, the memory performance will
improve up to 12.5%, but the effect still depends on the AM2 CPU you adopt.
Enabling this function will overclock the chipset/CPU reference clock. However,
we can not guarantee the system stability for all CPU/DRAM configurations.
If your system is unstable after AM2 Boost function is enabled, it may not be
applicative to your system. You may choose to disable this function for
keeping the stability of your system.
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9.
This motherboard supports NVIDIA® SLI TM technology. PCIE4 slot (Yellow)
is intended for SLITM function. If you plan to install only one PCI Express VGA
card to this motherboard, please install it to PCIE2 slot. For the information
of the compatible SLITM Mode PCI Express VGA cards, please refer to the
“Supported PCI Express VGA Card List for SLITM Mode” on page 10. For the
proper installation of PCI Express VGA card, please refer to the installation
guide on page 17.
10. 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 12 for
proper connection.
11. Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 32 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
directly.
12. This motherboard supports eSATAII interface, the external SATAII
specification. Please read “eSATAII Interface Introduction” on page 29
for details about eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures.
13. Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit / VistaTM / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2 / 2000 SP4.
14. WiFi/E header supports WiFi+AP function with ASRock WiFi-802.11g or
WiFi-802.11n module, an easy-to-use wireless local area network
(WLAN) adapter. It allows you to create a wireless environment and
enjoy the convenience of wireless network connectivity. Please visit our
website for the availability of ASRock WiFi-802.11g or WiFi-802.11n
module.
ASRock website
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http://www.asrock.com
Minimum Hardware R
equirement TTable
able for W
indows ®
Requirement
Windows
Vista TM Premium 2008 and Basic Logo
For system integrators and users who purchase this motherboard and
plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium 2008 and Basic logo, please follow
below table for minimum hardware requirement.
CPU
Sempron 2800+
Memory
1GB system memory (Premium)
512MB system memory (Basic)
VGA
DX10 with WDDM Driver
with 128bit VGA memory (Premium)
with 64bit VGA memory (Basic)
* After June 1, 2008, all Windows® VistaTM systems are required to meet above
minimum hardware requirements in order to qualify for Windows® VistaTM Premium
2008 logo.
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1.4
Supported PCI Express VGA Card List for SLI TM Mode
(for Windows® XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit only)
Graphics Chip
Model Name
Chipset Name
Vendor
NVIDIA
ASUS EN8800GTX
ASUS EN8600GT/2DHT
GeForce 8800GTX
GeForce 8600GT
ASUS EN7950GX2 *
ASUS EN7900GT TOP
GeForce 7950GX2
GeForce 7900GT
ASUS EN7800GT
ASUS EN7600GSSILENT
GeForce 7800GT
GeForce 7600GT
ASUS EN7600GT/2DHT
ASUS EN6800LE
GeForce 7600GS
GeForce 6800LE
ASUS Extreme N6800/TD
ALBATRON PC6600GT
GeForce 6800
GeForce 6600GT
GIGABYTE GV-NX66256DP2
LEADTEK PX7900GS TDH
GeForce 6600
GeForce 7900GS
LEADTEK PX7300GS TDH *
MSI 7300GT-TD256EH
GeForce 7300GS
GeForce 7300GT
* These two cards can only work under Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS.
For the latest updates of the supported PCI Express VGA card list for SLITM Mode,
please visit our website for details.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/support/index.htm
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1.5 Motherboard Layout
5
3 4
1 2
6
8
7
21.3cm (8.4-in)
PS2
Mouse
Super
I/O
31
AM2+ Quad Core CPU
CLRCMOS1
1
PCIE3
DDRII1066
CHA_FAN1
NVIDIA
nForce 570
SLI
Chipset
PCIE4
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
27 26
25
SATAII_3(PORT 2.0)
SATAII_5(PORT 3.0)
SATAII_6(PORT 3.1)
IR11
1
SPEAKER1 HDLED
SATAII_4(PORT 2.1)
1
1
PLED PWRBTN
1
1
HDMI_SPDIF1
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
PANEL 1
SATAII_1(PORT 1.0)
HD_AUDIO1
FRONT_1394
1
RAID
PCI3
FLOPPY1
SATAII_2(PORT 1.1)
1
USB6_7
RoHS
WIFI/E
USB4_5
PCI2
AUDIO
CODEC
11
12
7.1CH HD
CD1
1
30.5cm (12.0-in)
EXPRESS
PCI1
30
29
Dual Channel
FSB800
DDRII_4 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
AM2
DDRII_3 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDRII800
Dual Core CPU
1394a
10
PCI
PCIE2
eSATAII
4Mb
BIOS
9
PCIE1
CMOS
BATTERY
33
32
IDE1
SATAII
34
SLI/XFIRE_PWR1
Gigabit LAN
LAN
PHY
ALiveN570SLI-eSATA2
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
Center:
REAR SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
Top:
SIDE SPK
36
35
ATXPWR1
USB 2.0
T: USB0 Top:
RJ-45
B: USB1
FSB800
CPU_FAN1
USB 2.0 Top:
T: USB2 IEEE
B: USB3 1394
DDRII_2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
eSATAII_TOP
SOCKET AM2
ESATAII
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
37
DDRII_1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
PS2
Keyboard
ATX12V1
PS2_USB_PW1
13
14
15
16
RESET
24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17
PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
CPU Heatsink Retention Module
AM2 940-Pin CPU Socket
2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel A: DDRII_1, DDRII_2; Yellow)
2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Slots
(Dual Channel B: DDRII_3, DDRII_4; Orange)
Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Chipset
SATAII Connector (SATAII_1 (PORT1.0))
SATAII Connector (SATAII_3 (PORT2.0))
SATAII Connector (SATAII_5 (PORT3.0))
SATAII Connector (SATAII_6 (PORT3.1))
SATAII Connector (SATAII_4 (PORT2.1))
SATAII Connector (SATAII_2 (PORT1.1))
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
11
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection Header
(IR1)
Front Panel IEEE 1394 Header
(FRONT_1394)
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
WiFi/E Header (WIFI/E)
HDMI_SPDIF Header (HDMI_SPDIF1)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 3)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
PCI Express x8 Slot (PCIE4, Yellow)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE3, White)
Flash Memory
PCI Express x16 / x8 Slot (PCIE2, White)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE1, White)
SLI / XFIRE Power Connector
eSATAII Connector (eSATAII_TOP)
1.6
ASR
ock 1394_eSA
ASRock
1394_eSATTAII I/O Plus
1
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Parallel Port
IEEE 1394 Port
RJ-45 Port
Side Speaker (Gray)
Rear Speaker (Black)
Central / Bass (Orange)
Line In (Light Blue)
*9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Front Speaker (Lime)
Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB23)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
eSATAII Port
COM Port
PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
* 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 enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front
panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find “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 Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek
HDA Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio.
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2. Installation
This is an ATX form factor (12.0-in x 8.4-in, 30.5 cm x 21.3 cm) motherboard.
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the
power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static
electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or
the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a
safety grounded object before you handle components.
Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard
to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may
damage the motherboard.
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2.1
CPU Installation
Step 1.
Step 2.
Step 3.
o
Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle.
Position the CPU directly above the socket such that the CPU corner with
the golden triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
Step 4.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push
down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Lever 90° Up
CPU Golden Triangle
Socket 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 11, No. 2). For proper
installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan
and the heatsink.
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2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
This motherboard provides four 240-pin DDR2 (Double Data Rate 2) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel configuration,
you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size and chip-type)
DDR2 DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words, you have to install
identical DDR2 DIMM pair in Dual Channel A (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2; Yellow slots;
see p.11 No.7) or identical DDR2 DIMM pair in Dual Channel B (DDRII_3 and
DDRII_4; Orange slots; see p.11 No.8), so that Dual Channel Memory Technology
can be activated. This motherboard also allows you to install four DDR2 DIMMs for
dual channel configuration, and please install identical DDR2 DIMMs in all four
slots. You may refer to the Dual Channel Memory Configuration Table below.
Dual Channel Memory Configurations
DDRII_1
(Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
(1)
(2)
(3)*
DDRII_2
(Yellow Slot)
Populated
Populated
DDRII_3
DDRII_4
(Orange Slot) (Orange Slot)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
* For the configuration (3), please install identical DDR2 DIMMs in all four slots.
1.
If you want to install two memory modules, for optimal compatibility and reliability, it is recommended to install them in the slots of
the same color. In other words, install them either in the set of
yellow slots (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2), or in the set of orange slots
(DDRII_3 and DDRII_4).
2.
3.
If only one memory module or three memory modules are installed
in the DDR2 DIMM slots on this motherboard, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology.
If a pair of memory modules is NOT installed in the same Dual
Channel, for example, installing a pair of memory modules in DDRII_1
and DDRII_3, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory
4.
Technology .
It is not allowed to install a DDR memory module into DDR2 slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
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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 3 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 / PCIE3 (PCIE x1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x1
lane width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.
PCIE2 (PCIE x16 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x16 lane
width graphics cards, or used to install PCI Express expansion cards to
support SLITM function. For the information of the compatible SLITM Mode
PCI Express VGA cards, please refer to the “Supported PCI Express
VGA Card List for SLITM Mode” on page 10.
PCIE4 (PCIE x8 slot) is used to install PCI Express expansion cards to
support SLITM function. For the information of the compatible SLITM Mode
PCI Express VGA cards, please refer to the “Supported PCI Express
VGA Card List for SLITM Mode” on page 10.
1. This motherboard supports NVIDIA® SLI TM technology. PCIE4 slot
(Yellow) is intended for SLITM function only. It is not recommended to
install other graphics cards on PCIE4 slot, and we do not guarantee
that your graphics cards can work successfully under this situation.
2. If you plan to install only one PCI Express VGA card on this
motherboard, please install it on PCIE2 slot.
3. If you want to use ASRock DeskExpress function on this motherboard,
please install ASRock PCIE_DE card on PCIE1 slot.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1.
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.
Step 2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in
a chassis).
Step 3.
Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the
screws for later use.
Step 4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Step 5.
Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.
Step 6.
Replace the system cover.
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2.5 SLI TM Operation Guide
This motherboard supports NVIDIA® SLITM (Scalable Link Interface) technology that allows
you to install two identical NVIDIA® SLITM enabled PCI Express x16 graphics
cards. Currently, NVIDIA® SLITM technology supports Windows® XP, XP 64-bit, VistaTM
and VistaTM 64-bit OS. Please follow the installation procedures in this section.
SLITM Technology Requirements
1. You should have two identical SLITM-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA®
certified.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA® SLITM
technology. Download the latest driver from the NVIDIA® website
(www.nvidia.com).
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the
minimum power required by your system.
Enjoy the benefit of SLI TM
Step 1.
Install the identical SLITM-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA® certified because different types of graphics cards will not work together properly. (Even
the GPU chips version shall be the same.) Insert one graphics card into PCIE2
slot and another graphics card to PCIE4 slot. Make sure that the cards are
properly seated on the slots.
Step2.
If required, connect an auxiliary power source to the PCI Express graphics
cards.
Align and insert the SLI Bridge to the goldfingers on each graphics card. Make
sure that the SLI Bridge is firmly in place.
Step3.
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Step4.
Step5.
Step6.
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI-I cable to the monitor connector and the DVI
connector of the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE2 slot.
Connect a 4-pin ATX power cable to SLI/XFIRE power connector.
Install the graphics card drivers to your system. After that, you can enable the
Multi-Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) feature in the NVIDIA® nView
system tray utility. Please follow the below procedures to enable the multiGPU feature.
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:
A. Click the NVIDIA Settings icon on your Windows® taskbar.
B. From the pop-up menu, select nView Desktop Manager, and then
click nView Properties.
C. From the nView Desktop Manager window, select the Desktop
Management tab.
D. Click Properties to display the Display Properties dialog box.
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E. From the Display Properties dialog box, select the Settings tab then click
Advanced.
F. Select the NVIDIA GeForce tab.
G. Click the slider to display the following screen, then select the SLI
multi-GPU item.
H. Click the Enable SLI multi-GPU check box.
I. Click OK when done.
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For Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
A. Click the Start icon on your Windows taskbar.
B. From the pop-up menu, select All Programs, and then click NVIDIA
Corporation.
C. Select NVIDIA Control Panel tab.
D. Select Control Panel tab.
E. From the pop-up menu, select Set SLI configuration, and then click
Apply.
* SLITM appearing here is a registered trademark of NVIDIA® Technologies Inc., and is used
only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
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2.6
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.11, No. 1)
Clear CMOS Jumper
1_2
2_3
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.11, No. 10)
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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2.7 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.11, No. 25)
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.11, No. 9)
IDE1
PIN1
connect the black end
to the IDE devices
connect the blue end
to the motherboard
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
(SATAII_3 (PORT2.0):
see p.11, No. 14)
(SATAII_4 (PORT2.1):
see p.11, No. 17)
(SATAII_5 (PORT3.0):
see p.11, No. 15)
(SATAII_6 (PORT3.1):
see p.11, No. 16)
SATAII_5 (PORT3.0)
see p.11, No. 18)
These six Serial ATAII
(SATAII) connectors support
SATA data cables for internal
storage devices. The current
SATAII interface allows up to
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
SATAII_6 (PORT3.1)
(SATAII_2 (PORT1.1):
SATAII_3 (PORT2.0)
see p.11, No. 13)
SATAII_4 (PORT2.1)
(SATAII_1 (PORT1.0):
SATAII_1 (PORT1.0)
Serial ATA II Connectors
SATAII_2 (PORT1.1)
Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.
SATAII_6 (PORT3.1) 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 29 for details
about eSATAII and eSATAII installation procedures.
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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.
eSATAII_TOP
eSATAII Connector
(eSATAII_TOP: see p.11, No. 37)
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
(PORT 3.1) connector and eSATAII
connector.
(Optional)
Serial ATA (SATA)
Power Cable
(Optional)
connect to the SATA HDD
power connector
(9-pin USB6_7)
P-4
USB_PWR
GND
P+4
Besides four default USB 2.0
ports on the I/O panel, there are
two USB 2.0 headers on this
motherboard. Each USB 2.0
header can support two USB
2.0 ports.
1
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.11 No. 20)
USB_PWR
P-5
P+5
GND
DUMMY
1
(see p.11 No. 19)
GND
P+6
P-6
USB_PWR
USB 2.0 Headers
USB_PWR
P-7
P+7
GND
DUMMY
connect to the
power supply
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.
WiFi/E Header
USB+5V_2
TXN
TXP
GND2
PCIE_RST#
+3SVB
RXN RXP
(15-pin WIFI/E)
(see p.11 No. 26)
1
PexCLK
GND1
PexCLK#
D0- D0+
PME#
USB+5V_1
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This header supports WiFi+AP
function with ASRock
WiFi-802.11g or WiFi-802.11n
module, an easy-to-use wireless
local area network (WLAN)
adapter. It allows you to create a
wireless environment and enjoy the
convenience of wireless network
connectivity.
DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection
Header
(5-pin IR1)
IRTX
+5VSB
Hotplug#
1
This header supports the Hot
Plug detection function for
ASRock DeskExpress.
GND
IRRX
(see p.11 No. 23)
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1)
CD1
CD-L
GND
GND
CD-R
(CD1: see p.11, No. 30)
Front Panel Audio Header
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.11, No. 28)
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
This connector allows you
to receive stereo audio input
from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV
tuner card, or MPEG card.
This is an interface for the front
panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and
control of audio devices.
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® 2000 / 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® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS:
Click the right-top “Folder” icon
, choose “Disable front
panel jack detection”, and save the change by clicking “OK”.
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System Panel Header
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.11, No. 21)
1
This header accommodates
several system front panel
functions.
DUMMY
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
1
(4-pin SPEAKER 1)
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
(see p.11, No. 22)
Chassis Fan Connector
(3-pin CHA_FAN1)
CPU Fan Connector
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.11, No. 2)
Please connect a chassis fan
cable to this connector and
match the black wire to the
ground pin.
CHA_FAN_SPEED
+12V
(see p.11, No. 11)
GND
1
2
3
4
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
GND
+12V
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
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
13
1
24
12
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
Please connect an ATX power
supply to this connector.
(see p.11, No. 4)
Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector,
it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power
supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.
20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation
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13
1
24
12
ATX 12V Power Connector
Please note that it is necessary
to connect a power supply with
ATX 12V plug to this connector.
Failing to do so will cause power
up failure.
(4-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.11, No. 3)
SLI/XFIRE Power Connector
(4-pin SLI/XFIRE_PWR1)
(see p.11 No. 36)
SLI/XFIRE_POWER1
IEEE 1394 Header
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.
RXTPAM_0
GND
RXTPBM_0
+12V
GND
(9-pin FRONT_1394)
(see p.11 No. 24)
1
+12V
RXTPBP_0
GND
RXTPAP_0
HDMI_SPDIF Header
(3-pin HDMI_SPDIF1)
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
(see p.11, No. 27)
+5V
GND
SPDIFOUT
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
blue
black
SPDIFOUT
GND
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.
blue
black
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C. white end (3-pin)
SPDIFOUT
GND
blue
black
2.8 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 17.
Connect the black end (A) of HDMI_SPDIF cable to the
HDMI_SPDIF header (HDMI_SPDIF1, yellow, see page 11,
No. 27) 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 27.
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
Step 4.
Step 5.
Express VGA card. Please refer to the VGA card user manual for
connector usage in advance.
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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2.9 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 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 non-RAID mode, Hot Plug
function is not supported with eSATAII devices. If you still want to use eSATAII
function in non-RAID 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 non-RAID 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 and enable the option “eSATAII Support”. If you want to add the
eSATAII HDD as a RAID disk, please set “SATA Operation Mode” option in BIOS
setup to RAID mode and disable the option “eSATAII Support”.
4. Please refer to page 37 to 39 for detailed information of RAID mode and non-RAID
mode.
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How to install eSATAII?
eSATAII_TOP
SATAII_6 (PORT3.1)
1.
In order to enable the eSATAII port of the I/O shield, you need to connect the
orange SATAII connector (SATAII_6 (PORT3.1); see p.11 No.16) and the eSATAII
connector (eSATAII_TOP; see p.11 No.37) with a SATA data cable first.
Connect the SATA data
cable to the orange
SATAII connector
(SATAII_6 (PORT3.1))
2.
Connect the SATA
data cable to the
eSATAII connector
(eSATAII_TOP)
Use the eSATAII device cable to connect eSATAII device and the eSATAII port of
the I/O shield according to the eSATAII connector that you connect the SATA
data cable.
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 0 SA
SATTAII Hard Disk Setup Guide
Before installing SATAII hard disk to your computer, please carefully read below
SATAII hard disk setup guide. Some default setting of SATAII hard disks may not be
at SATAII mode, which operate with the best performance. In order to enable SATAII
function, please follow the below instruction with different vendors to correctly adjust
your SATAII hard disk to SATAII mode in advance; otherwise, your
SATAII hard disk may fail to run at SATAII mode.
Western Digital
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 5 and pin 6 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 5 and pin 6.
SAMSUNG
7
5
3
1
8
6
4
2
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled.
On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the
jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4.
HITACHI
Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA
features. Please visit HITACHI’s website for details:
http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard
disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not
be the same. Please visit the vendors’ website for the updates.
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2 . 1 1 Serial A
ATTA (SA
(SATTA) / Serial A
ATTAII (SA
(SATTAII) Hard Disks
Installation
This motherboard adopts NVIDIA® nForce 570 SLI chipset that supports Serial ATA
(SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID 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.
1. If you plan to use RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD 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 0+1
function, you need to install 4 SATA / SATAII hard disks.
2. It is recommended to build RAID on internal SATAII ports. In other
words, if SATAII_6 (PORT3.1) is used for eSATAII port, please build
RAID on other SATAII ports.
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2.12 Hot Plug and Hot Swap FFunctions
unctions for SA
SATTA / SA
SATTAII
HDDs and eSA
eSATTAII Devices
This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII / eSATAII
Devices in RAID mode.
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 RAID1 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.
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 devices to the eSATAII ports instead of opening your chassis to
exchange your SATAII hard disk.
Currently, the SATA RAID driver does not support Hot Plug and Hot Swap
functions under Windows® Vista TM and VistaTM 64-bit OS. Please visit our
website for the driver update in the near future.
ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com
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2.13 SA
eature and Operation
SATTA / SA
SATTAII HDD Hot Plug FFeature
Guide
This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII HDD in RAID 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 4 Driver Installation Guide
To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical drive
first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and listed on
the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom side to install
those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
2 . 1 5 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM
/ Vista TM 64-bit W
ithout RAID FFunctions
unctions
Without
Before installing Windows ® 2000 to your system, your Windows® 2000 optical
disk is supposed to include SP4. If there is no SP4 included in your disk, please
visit below website for proper procedures of making a SP4 disk:
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/spdeploy.
htm#the_integrated_installation_fmay
If you just want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows®
VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII HDDs without RAID functions,
you don’t have to make a SATA / SATAII driver diskette. Besides, there is no need for you
to change the BIOS setting. You can start to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP,
Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on your system
directly.
2 . 1 6 Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / Vista TM
/ Vista TM 64-bit W
ith RAID FFunctions
unctions
With
Before installing Windows ® 2000 to your system, your Windows® 2000 optical
disk is supposed to include SP4. If there is no SP4 included in your disk, please
visit below website for proper procedures of making a SP4 disk:
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp4/spdeploy.
htm#the_integrated_installation_fmay
If you want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP, Windows® XP 64-bit, Windows®
VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS on your SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID
functions, please follow below procedures according to the OS you install.
2.16.1
Installing Windows ® 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID
FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or Windows® XP 64-bit on your
SATA / SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
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STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII Driver Diskette.
A.
Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.
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.
If you want to enable Hot Plug function on eSATAII ports but you install
OS on IDE HDD, please skip step 2.
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 in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 4: Install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit OS on
your system.
After step 1, 2, 3, you can start to install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP
64-bit OS on your system. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press F6 to install a
third-party RAID driver. When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII driver diskette containing the NVIDIA® RAID driver. After reading the floppy disk, the driver will be presented.
Select the driver to install according to the mode you choose and the OS you install.
NOTE. If you install Windows® 2000 / Windows® XP / Windows® XP 64-bit on IDE
HDDs and want to manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions
on SATA / SATAII HDDs, you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID]
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
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2.16.2
Installing Windows ® Vista TM / Vista TM 64-bit With
RAID FFunctions
unctions
If you want to install Windows® VistaTM or Windows ® VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA /
SATAII HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps.
STEP 1: Set Up BIOS.
A.
Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced screen
IDE Configuration.
B.
Set the “SATA Operation Mode” option to [RAID].
STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration.
Before you start to configure RAID function, you need to check the RAID installation
guide in the Support CD for proper configuration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID
installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
STEP 3: Install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit OS on your
system.
Insert the Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into the optical drive
to boot your system, and follow the instruction to install Windows® VistaTM / Windows®
VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. When you see “Where do you want to install Windows?
” page, please insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive, and click the “Load
Driver” button on the left on the bottom to load the NVIDIA® RAID drivers. NVIDIA® 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 / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit optical disk into
the optical drive again to continue the installation.
NOTE. If you install Windows® VistaTM / Windows® VistaTM 64-bit on IDE HDDs and want to
manage (create, convert, delete, or rebuild) RAID functions on SATA / SATAII HDDs,
you still need to set up “SATA Operation Mode” to [RAID] in BIOS first. Then, please
set the RAID configuration by using the Windows RAID installation guide in the
following path in the Support CD:
.. \ RAID Installation Guide
2 . 1 7 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 Flash Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may run
the BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> during
the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise, POST
will continue with its test routines.
If you wish to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only,
and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the
Main
Advanced
H/W Monitor
Boot
screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
To set up the system time/date information
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.
Advanced
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
System Overview
System Time
System Date
[17:00:09]
[Mon 11/19/2007]
: ALiveN570SLI-eSATA2 P1.0
: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3400+
(64bit)
Processor Speed : 1800MHz
Microcode Update : 40FF2/62
: 128KB
L1 Cache Size
: 256KB
L2 Cache Size
BIOS Version
Processor Type
Total Memory
DDRII1
DDRII2
DDRII3
DDRII4
: 1024MB
Single-Channel Memory Mode
: 1024MB/266MHz (DDRII533)
: None
: None
: None
Security
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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Exit
3.3
Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU
Configuration, Chipset Configuration, ACPI Configuration, IDE Configuration, PCIPnP
Configuration, Floppy Configuration, SuperIO Configuration, and USB Configuration.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Security
Exit
Options for CPU
Advanced Settings
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset Configuration
ACPI Configuration
IDE Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
Floppy Configuration
SuperIO Configuration
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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Setting wrong values in this section may cause
the system to malfunction.
3.3.1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Secure Virtual Machine
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Center Spread]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Processor Maximum Frequency
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
x9.0 1800 MHz
1.400 V
[Auto]
Memory Clock
Flexibility Option
CAS Latency (CL)
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
AM2 Boost
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (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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AM2 Boost
If you set this option to [Enabled], you will enable ASRock AM2 Boost
function, which will improve the memory performance. The default value is
[Disabled]. Please refer to caution 8 on page 8 for details.
Overclock Mode
Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [CPU, PCIE, Sync.] and [CPU, PCIE, Async.].
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CPU Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust CPU frequency.
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Use this option to adjust PCIE frequency.
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Center Spread] as default. Configuration options:
[Disabled], [Up Spread] and [Center Spread].
PCIE Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Enabled] as default. Configuration
options: [Disabled] and [Enabled].
SATA Spread Spectrum
This feature will be set to [Enabled] as default. Configuration
options: [Disabled] and [Enabled].
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].
Processor Maximum Frequency
It will display Processor Maximum Frequency for reference.
Processor Maximum Voltage
It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference.
Multiplier/Voltage Change
This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the
value of Processor Frequency and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Processor Maximum Frequency
Processor Maximum Voltage
Multiplier/Voltage Change
Processor Frequency
Processor Voltage
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[200]
[100]
[Center Spread]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
x9.0 1800 MHz
1.400 V
[Manual]
[x9.0 1800 MHz]
[1.350 V]
Memory Clock
[Auto]
AM2 Boost
Overclock Mode
CPU Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
CPU/LDT Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
Boot Failure Guard
Cool' n' Quiet
Secure Virtual Machine
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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Processor Frequency
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. The range of the value depends on the CPU
you adopt on this motherboard. However, for system stability, it is not
recommended to adjust the value of this item.
Processor Voltage
This item will show when “Multiplier/Voltage Change” is set to [Manual];
otherwise, it will be hidden. The range of the value depends on the CPU
you adopt on this motherboard. However, for safety and system stability,
it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item.
Memory Clock
This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the
standard values as listed: [200 MHz (DDRII 400)], [266 MHz (DDRII 533)],
[333 MHz (DDRII 667)], and [400MHz (DDRII 800)].
Flexibility Option
The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for
memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled].
CAS Latency (CL)
Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration options:
[Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK], [5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRCD
Use this to adjust TRCD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRP
Use this to adjust TRP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRTP
Use this to adjust TRTP values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2-4CLK] and
[3-5CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
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TRAS
Use this to adjust TRAS values. Configuration options: [Auto], [5CLK] to
[18CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRRD
Use this to adjust TRRD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK], [3CLK],
[4CLK] and [5CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRC
Use this to adjust TRC values. Configuration options: [11CLK] to [25CLK]. The
default value is [Auto].
TWR
Use this to adjust TWR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [3CLK], [4CLK],
[5CLK] and [6CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWTR
Use this to adjust TWTR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [1CLK], [2CLK]
and [3CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRWTTO
Use this to adjust TRWTTD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK],
[3CLK], [4CLK], [5CLK], [6CLK], [7CLK], [8CLK] and [9CLK]. The default value
is [Auto].
TWRRD
Use this to adjust TWRRD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [0CLK], [1CLK],
[2CLK] and [3CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TWRWR
Use this to adjust TWRWR values. Configuration options: [Auto], [1CLK], [2CLK]
and [3CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
TRDRD
Use this to adjust TRWTTD values. Configuration options: [Auto], [2CLK],
[3CLK], [4CLK] and [5CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
MA Timing
Use this to adjust values for MA timing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T],
[1T]. The default value is [Auto].
Addr/Cmd Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for Addr/Cmd Fine Delay feature. Configuration options:
[Auto], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
CS/ODT Fine Delay
Use this to adjust values for CS/ODT Fine Delay feature. Configuration options:
[Auto], [1/64CLK] to [31/64CLK]. The default value is [Auto].
Bank Interleaving
Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the same
node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention.
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3 . 3 . 2 Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
To set DRAM Voltage.
Chipset Settings
Onboard LAN
Onboard 1394
Onboard HD Audio
Front Panel
CD-In
Primary Graphics Adapter
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[PCI]
CPU - NB Link Speed
CPU - NB Link Width
[Auto]
[Auto]
DRAM Voltage
PCIE Core Voltage
[Auto]
[Auto]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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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.
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.
CD-In
Use this item to enable or disable CD-In of OnBoard HD Audio. If you plan to
use this motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM logo test, please disable
this option.
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] and [PCI Express].
CPU - NB Link Speed
This feature allows you selecting CPU to NB link frequency. Configuration
options: [Auto], [200 MHz], [400 MHz], [600 MHz], [800 MHz], and [1000
MHz].
CPU - NB Link Width
This feature allows you selecting CPU to NB link width. Configuration options:
[Auto], [8 Bit] and [16 Bit].
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DRAM Voltage
Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.80V],
[1.85V], [1.90V], [1.95V], [2.00V], [2.10V], [2.15V] and [2.20V]. The default
value is [Auto].
PCIE Core Voltage
Use this to select PCIE Core voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.47V],
[1.50V], [1.57V] and [1.60V]. The default value is [Auto].
3 . 3 . 3 ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ACPI Settings
Suspend To RAM
Repost Video on STR Resume
Check Ready Bit
Away Mode Support
[Auto]
[No]
[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
OSC Control
Select auto-detect or
disable the STR
feature.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
[Disabled]
[Auto]
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.
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Ring-In Power On
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
PCI Devices Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the
power-soft-off mode.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from
the power-soft-off mode.
RTC Alarm Power On
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the
system.
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.
OSC Control
Use this item to control ACPI OSC ASL code. Configuration options: [Auto],
[Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is [Auto].
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3 . 3 . 4 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ENABLED: enables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
DISABLED: disables the
integrated IDE
Controller.
IDE Configuration
OnBoard IDE Controller
OnBoard SATA Controller
SATA Operation Mode
IDE1 Master
IDE1 Slave
SATAII_1
SATAII_2
SATAII_3
SATAII_4
SATAII_5
SATAII_6
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[non-RAID]
[Hard Disk]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnBoard IDE Controller
Use this item to enable or disable the “OnBoard IDE Controller” feature.
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 [non-RAID]. If you want to operate RAID function on SATA / SATAII
HDDs, please select [RAID].
* If you select [RAID] mode, SATA / SATAII HDDs can not be accessed until you finish
configuring RAID functions in NVIDIA BIOS / Windows RAID Utility.
* If you install OS on SATA / SATAII HDDs, please do not change the setting of this
item after OS installation.
* If you install SATA / SATAII device on eSATAII port and plan to make a floppy image
or use Ghost under DOS (Disk Operating System), please set this option to
[non-RAID].
eSATAII Support
Use this item to enable or disable eSATAII support. This item appears only
when “SATA Operation Mode” is set to [RAID]. The default value is [Enabled].
Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. If you set this item to
[Enabled], eSATAII ports cannot support RAID functions. If you set this item
to [Disabled], eSATAII port can support RAID functions.
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.
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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.
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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.
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Value in units of PCI
clocks for PCI device
latency timer
register.
Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
PCI Latency Timer
PCI IDE BusMaster
[32]
[Enabled]
+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 . 3 . 6 Floppy Configuration
In this section, you may configure the type of your floppy drive.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Floppy Configuration
[1.44 MB 31 2"]
Floppy A
Select the type of
floppy drive
connected to the
system.
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.3.7 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Super IO Chipset
OnBoard Floppy Controller
Serial Port Address
Infrared Port Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Version
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
Allow BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller.
[Enabled]
[3F8 / IRQ4]
[Disabled]
[378]
[ECP + EPP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
+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]. If you plan to
use ASRock DeskExpress on this motherboard, please keep this item on
[Disabled] option.
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Parallel Port Address
Use this item to set the address for the onboard parallel port or disable it.
Configuration options: [Disabled], [378], and [278].
Parallel Port Mode
Use this item to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The default
value is [ECP+EPP]. If this option is set to [ECP+EPP], it will show the EPP
version in the following item, “EPP Version”. Configuration options:
[Normal], [Bi-Directional], and [ECP+EPP].
EPP Version
Use this item to set the EPP version. Configuration options: [1.9]
and [1.7].
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Use this item to set the ECP mode DMA channel. Configuration
options: [DMA0], [DMA1], and [DMA3].
Parallel Port IRQ
Use this item to set the IRQ for the parallel port. Configuration options:
[IRQ5] and [IRQ7].
3.3.8 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]
[Disabled]
+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.
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Legacy USB Support
Use this item to enable or disable the support to emulate the I/O devices
of legacy OS (DOS) such as mouse, keyboard, USB flash... etc. Or you
may select [Auto] so that the system will start to auto-detect; if there is
no USB device connected, “Auto” option will disable the legacy USB
support.
3.4
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
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
H/W Monitor
Security
Exit
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature
M / B Temperature
: 37 C / 98 F
: 31 C / 87 F
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
: 2833 RPM
: N/A
Vcore
+ 3.30V
+ 5.00V
+ 12.00V
:
:
:
:
CPU Quiet Fan
1.532 V
3.129 V
4.877 V
11.741 V
[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. Configuration
options: [Disabled] and [Enabled]. The default value is [Disabled]. You are
allowed to enable this function only when you install 4-pin CPU fan.
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3.5
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
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitor
Boot
Boot Settings
Exit
Configure Settings
during System Boot.
Boot Settings Configuration
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
Hard Disk Drives
Removable Drives
CD/DVD Drives
Security
[1st Floppy Device]
[HDD: PM-MAXTOR 6L08]
[CD/DVD: SM-CD-ROM]
[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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3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot From Onboard LAN
Bootup Num-Lock
To enable or disable the
boot from network feature.
[Disabled]
[On]
+F1
F9
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Load Defaults
Save and Exit
Exit
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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.
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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.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
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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3.7
Exit Screen
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
H/W Monitro
Boot
Exit Options
Security
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.
Load Optimal Defaults
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.
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.
Load Optimal Defaults
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Load
optimal defaults?” Select [OK] to load the default values for all the setup
configurations.
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4. Software Suppor
Supportt
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:
2000 / XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit. Because motherboard
settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for
general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more information.
4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.
4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD
automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer.
If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file
“ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.
4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects the
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports.
Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
4.2.4 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your
dealer for further information.
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