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Version 1.2
Published November 2014
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(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
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1.1
Package Contents
1
1.2
Speciications
2
1.3
Motherboard Layout
6
1.4
I/O Panel
8
Chapter 2 Installation
10
2.1
Installing the CPU
11
2.2
Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
14
2.3
Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
15
2.4
Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
17
2.5
Jumpers Setup
18
2.6
Onboard Headers and Connectors
19
Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
24
3.1
Installing Drivers
24
3.2
A-Tuning
25
3.3
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
31
3.4
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
36
3.5
ASRock APP Shop
41
3.5.1 UI Overview
41
3.5.2 Apps
42
3.5.3 BIOS & Drivers
45
3.5.4 Setting
46
3.6
Start8
47
Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
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4.1
Introduction
50
4.1.1
UEFI Menu Bar
50
4.1.2 Navigation Keys
51
4.2
Main Screen
52
4.3
OC Tweaker Screen
53
4.4
Advanced Screen
62
4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
63
4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration
65
4.4.3 Storage Coniguration
67
4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
69
4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
70
4.4.6 Super IO Coniguration
71
4.4.7 ACPI Coniguration
72
4.4.8 USB Coniguration
74
4.4.9 Trusted Computing
76
4.5
Tools
77
4.6
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
80
4.7
Boot Screen
81
4.8
Security Screen
84
4.9
Exit Screen
85
H97 Pro4
Chapter 1 Introduction
hank you for purchasing ASRock H97 Pro4 motherboard, a reliable motherboard
produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent
performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality
and endurance.
In this manual, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the motherboard
and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation guide of the
sotware and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the coniguration guide of the BIOS setup.
Because the motherboard speciications and the BIOS sotware might be updated, the
content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modiications of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock’s website
without further notice. If you require technical support related to this motherboard,
please visit our website for speciic information about the model you are using. You
may ind the latest VGA cards and CPU support list on ASRock’s website as well.
ASRock website http://www.asrock.com.
1.1 Package Contents
• ASRock H97 Pro4 Motherboard (ATX Form Factor)
• ASRock H97 Pro4 Quick Installation Guide
• ASRock H97 Pro4 Support CD
• 2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
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• 1 x I/O Panel Shield
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1.2 Speciications
Platform
• ATX Form Factor
• All Solid Capacitor design
• High Density Glass Fabric PCB
CPU
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• Supports 5 Generation Intel® Core i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/
Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
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• Supports New 4 and 4 Generation Intel® Xeon®/Core i7/
i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)
• Digi Power design
• 4 Power Phase design
• Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
Chipset
• Intel® H97
• Supports Intel® Small Business Advantage 2.0
Memory
• Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology
• 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-bufered
memory
• Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB (see CAUTION)
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Proile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2
Expansion
Slot
• 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2: x16 mode)
• 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots
• 2 x PCI Slots
Graphics
• Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can
be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.
• Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick
Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full
HW Encode1, Intel® InTruTM 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD
Technology, Intel® InsiderTM, Intel® HD Graphics 4400/4600
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• Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11.1
• Max. shared memory 1792MB
• hree graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
• Supports Triple Monitor
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• Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
• Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
• Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
• Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and
HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant
HDMI monitor is required)
• Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
• Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D
and HDMI Ports
Audio
• 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892
Audio Codec)
• Premium Blu-ray Audio support
• Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
• ELNA Audio Caps
LAN
• Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
• Giga PHY Intel® I218V
• Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology
• Supports Wake-On-LAN
• Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection)
• Supports Energy Eicient Ethernet 802.3az
• Supports PXE
• 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
• 1 x D-Sub Port
• 1 x DVI-D Port
• 1 x HDMI Port
• 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full
Spike Protection))
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Rear Panel
I/O
• 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full
Spike Protection))
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• 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
• HD Audio Jacks: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass
/ Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
Storage
• 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology
13 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and
Hot Plug
Connector
• 1 x COM Port Header
• 1 x TPM Header
• 1 x Power LED Header
• 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
• 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (2 x 4-pin)
• 1 x Power Fan Connector (3-pin)
• 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
• 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector
• 1 x PCIe Power Connector
• 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
• 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD
Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
• 1 x USB 3.0 Header (Supports 2 USB 3.0 ports) (Supports ESD
Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
BIOS
Feature
• 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI support
• ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
• SMBIOS 2.3.1 support
• CPU, DRAM, PCH 1.05V Voltage multi-adjustment
Hardware
Monitor
• CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
• CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer
• CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by
CPU temperature)
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• CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
• Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore
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OS
• Microsot® Windows® 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit / 8 64bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
Certiications
• FCC, CE, WHQL
• ErP/EuP ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com
Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using thirdparty overclocking tools. Overclocking may afect your system’s stability, or even cause
damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at your own
risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by overclocking.
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Due to limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation
for system usage under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. Windows® 64-bit operating systems do not have such limitations. You can use ASRock XFast RAM to utilize
the memory that Windows® cannot use.
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1.3 Motherboard Layout
USB 2.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
Ps2
Keyboard/
Mouse
PWR_FAN1
ATX12V1
Top:
SIDE SPK
Center:
REAR SPK
Bottom:
CTR BASS
ATXPWR1
DDR3_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
Top:
RJ-45
DDR3_A2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
DVI1
VGA1
USB 3.0
T: USB2
B: USB3
DDR3_B2 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
HDMI1
USB 3.0
T: USB0
B: USB1
PCIE_PWR1
CHA_FAN2
CPU_FAN2
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
Bottom:
MIC IN
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CPU_FAN1
1
USB3_4_5
PCIE1
LAN
PCIE2
PCI Express 3.0
Front USB 3.0
CMOS
Battery
128Mb
BIOS
Intel
H97
PCIE3
Super
I/O
PCIE4
SATA3_1
Audio
CODEC
SATA3_0
RoHS
SATA3_3
SATA3_2
HD_AUDIO1
1
SATA3_5
SATA3_4
PCI1
PCI2
USB4_5
COM1
1
USB2_3
PLED PWRBTN
CLRCMOS1
1
TPMS1
SPEAKER1
1
1
1
PLED1
1
1
1
HDLED RESET
PANEL1
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CHA_FAN1
H97 Pro4
1
Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1)
2
ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
3
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1)
4
2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A2, DDR3_B2)
5
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
6
USB 3.0 Header (USB3_4_5)
7
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN2)
8
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_1)
9
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_0)
10
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_3)
11
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_2)
12
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_5)
13
SATA3 Connector (SATA3_4)
14
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
15
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
16
Power LED Header (PLED1)
17
USB 2.0 Header (USB2_3)
18
USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5)
19
TPM Header (TPMS1)
20
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER1)
21
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
22
COM Port Header (COM1)
23
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
24
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
25
PCIe Power Connector (PCIE_PWR1)
26
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN2)
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No. Description
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1.4 I/O Panel
1
14
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8
2
13
12
11
3
4
5
6
7
10
9
8
No. Description
No. Description
1
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)
8
2
D-Sub Port
9
Central / Bass (Orange)
3
LAN RJ-45 Port*
10
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_23)
4
Side Speaker (Gray)
11
USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_01)
5
Rear Speaker (Black)
12
DVI-D Port
6
Line In (Light Blue)
13
HDMI Port
7
Front Speaker (Lime)**
14
PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
Microphone (Pink)
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* here 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
Activity / Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Of
Blinking
On
No Link
Data Activity
Link
Of
Orange
Green
10Mbps connection
100Mbps connection
1Gbps connection
** If you use a 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. See the table below
for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.
Audio Output
Channels
Front Speaker
(No. 7)
Rear Speaker
(No. 5)
Central / Bass
(No. 9)
Line In
(No. 6)
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. Ater restarting your computer, you will ind the “Mixer” tool
on your system. Please select “Mixer ToolBox”
, click “Enable playback multistreaming”, 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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Chapter 2 Installation
his is an ATX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study
the coniguration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard its into it.
Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
• Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard
components. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries and damages to motherboard
components.
• In order to avoid damage from static electricity to the motherboard’s components,
NEVER place your motherboard directly on a carpet. Also remember to use a grounded
wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle the components.
• Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.
• Whenever you uninstall any components, place them on a grounded anti-static pad or
in the bag that comes with the components.
• When placing screws to secure the motherboard to the chassis, please do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
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H97 Pro4
2.1 Installing the CPU
1. Before you insert the 1150-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.
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A
B
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11
5
4
12
3
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Please save and replace the cover if the processor is removed. he cover must be placed
if you wish to return the motherboard for ater service.
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2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
2
CP
U_
FA
N
1
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2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
his motherboard provides four 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots,
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology.
1. For dual channel coniguration, you always need to install identical (the same
brand, speed, size and chip-type) DDR3 DIMM pairs.
2. It is unable to activate Dual Channel Memory Technology with only one or three
memory module installed.
3. It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into a DDR3 slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
Dual Channel Memory Coniguration
1
2
3
DDR3_A1
DDR3_A2
DDR3_B1
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
DDR3_B2
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
he DIMM only its in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent damage to
the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot at incorrect
orientation.
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Priority
15
16
2
1
3
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
here are 2 PCI slots and 4 PCI Express slots on the motherboard.
Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is
switched of or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the documentation of the
expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card before you start
the installation.
PCI slots:
he PCI1 and PCI2 slots are used to install expansion cards that have 32-bit PCI
interface.
PCIe slots:
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PCIE1 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width cards.
PCIE2 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE3 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width cards.
PCIE4 (PCIe 2.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width cards.
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2.5 Jumpers Setup
he 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”. he illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short”
when a jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins.
Clear CMOS Jumper
(CLRCMOS1)
(see p.6, No. 21)
Default
Clear CMOS
CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. To clear and reset the system
parameters to default setup, please turn of the computer and unplug the power
cord from the power supply. Ater 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 ater you update the BIOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when
you just inish updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system irst, and then shut
it down before you do the clear-CMOS action. Please be noted that the password,
date, time, and user default proile will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is
removed.
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2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors
Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place jumper caps over
these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors
will cause permanent damage to the motherboard.
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1)
(see p.6, No. 15)
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
1
GND
RESET#
GND
HDLEDHDLED+
Connect the power
switch, reset switch and
system status indicator on
the chassis to this header
according to the pin
assignments below. Note
the positive and negative
pins before connecting
the cables.
PWRBTN (Power Switch):
Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may conigure the way to
turn of 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. he LED is on when
the system is operating. he LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1/S3 sleep state.
he LED is of when the system is in S4 sleep state or powered of (S5).
HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED):
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. he LED is on when
the hard drive is reading or writing data.
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he front panel design may difer 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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Power LED Header
(3-pin PLED1)
(see p.6, No. 16)
Please connect the chassis
power LED to this header
to indicate the system’s
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PLEDPLED+
PLED+
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB2_3)
(see p.6, No. 17)
(9-pin USB4_5)
(see p.6, No. 18)
USB 3.0 Header
(19-pin USB3_4_5)
(see p.6, No. 6)
SATA3_3
SATA3_2
SATA3_5
SATA3_4
SATA3_1
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_0:
see p.6, No. 9)
(SATA3_1:
see p.6, No. 8)
(SATA3_2:
see p.6, No. 11)
(SATA3_3:
see p.6, No. 10)
(SATA3_4:
see p.6, No. 13)
(SATA3_5:
see p.6, No. 12)
SATA3_0
power status.
USB_PWR
PP+
GND
DUMMY
1
GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
Vbus
Vbus
IntA_PB_SSRX-
IntA_PA_SSRX-
IntA_PB_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PA_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PB_SSTX-
IntA_PA_SSTX-
IntA_PB_SSTX+
IntA_PA_SSTX+
GND
IntA_PB_D-
GND
IntA_PA_D-
IntA_PB_D+
IntA_PA_D+
Dummy
1
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Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.6, No. 23)
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
1
O U T 2 _ L
J _ S E N S E
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
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hese six SATA3
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up to
6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.
Besides two USB 2.0 ports
on the I/O panel, there
are two headers on this
motherboard. Each USB
2.0 header can support
two ports.
Besides four USB 3.0
ports on the I/O panel,
there is one header on this
motherboard. Each USB
3.0 header can support
two ports.
his header is for
connecting audio devices
to the front audio panel.
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1. High Deinition 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”.
DUMMY SPEAKER
1
+5V
Chassis and Power Fan
Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.6, No. 14)
(3-pin PWR_FAN1)
(see p.6, No. 1)
DUMMY
GND
+12V
FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
1
(4-pin CHA_FAN2)
(see p.6, No. 7)
2
3
4
Please connect the chassis
speaker to this header.
Please connect fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to
the ground pin.
GND
+12V
FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
FAN_SPEED
+12V
GND
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Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER1)
(see p.6, No. 20)
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CPU Fan Connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.6, No. 24)
GND
1
+12V
2
FAN_SPEED
3
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
4
(3-pin CPU_FAN2)
(see p.6, No. 26)
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
FAN_SPEED
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.6, No. 5)
ATX 12V Power
Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.6, No. 2)
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24
1
13
his 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.
8
5
4
1
PCIe Power Connector
(4-pin PCIE_PWR1)
(see p.6, No. 25)
Serial Port Header
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.6, No. 22)
his motherboard provides an 8-pin ATX 12V
power connector. To use a
4-pin ATX power supply,
please plug it along Pin 1
and Pin 5.
Please connect a 4 pin molex
power cable to this connector
when more than three
graphics cards are installed.
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
1
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
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his motherboard provides a 4-Pin CPU fan
(Quiet Fan) connector.
If you plan to connect a
3-Pin CPU fan, please
connect it to Pin 1-3.
his COM1 header
supports a serial port
module.
GND
+3VSB
1
his connector supports
Trusted Platform Module
(TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital
certiicates, passwords,
and data. A TPM system
also helps enhance
network security, protects
digital identities, and
ensures platform integrity.
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GND
S_PWRDWN#
GND
+3V
SERIRQ#
LAD2
LAD1
LAD3
SMB_CLK_MAIN
SMB_DATA_MAIN
PCIRST#
LAD0
GND
FRAME
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
(see p.6, No. 19)
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Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
3.1 Installing Drivers
he Support CD that comes with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features.
Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. he 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 ile
“ASRSETUP.EXE” in the Support CD to display the menu.
Drivers Menu
he drivers compatible to your system will be auto-detected and listed on the
support CD driver page. Please click Install All or follow the order from top to
bottom to install those required drivers. herefore, the drivers you install can work
properly.
Utilities Menu
he Utilities Menu shows the application sotware that the motherboard supports.
Click on a speciic item then follow the installation wizard to install it.
To improve Windows 7 compatibility, please download and install the following hot
ix provided by Microsot.
“KB2720599”: http://support.microsot.com/kb/2720599/en-us
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3.2 A-Tuning
A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose sotware suite with a new interface, more new
features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, Dehumidiier, Good Night
LED, FAN-Tastic Tuning, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more.
3.2.1 Installing A-Tuning
When you install the all-in-one driver to your system from ASRock’s support CD,
A-Tuning will be auto-installed as well. Ater the installation, you will ind the icon
“A-Tuning“ on your desktop. Double-click the “A-Tuning“
icon, A-Tuning
main menu will pop up.
3.2.2 Using A-Tuning
here are six sections in A-Tuning main menu: Operation Mode, Tools, OC
Tweaker, System Info, Live Update, Tech Service and Settings.
Operation Mode
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Choose an operation mode for your computer.
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Tools
Various tools and utilities.
XFast RAM
Boost the system’s performance and extend the HDD’s or SDD’s lifespan! Create a
hidden partition, then assign which iles should be stored in the RAM drive.
XFast LAN
Boost the speed of your internet connection! Select a speciic mode for making the
designated program's priority highest.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. Please note that Ultra Fast mode
is only supported by Windows 8.1/8 and the VBIOS must support UEFI GOP if you
are using an external graphics card.
OMG
Schedule the starting and ending hours of Internet access granted to other users.
Place X marks on the time table to disable the Internet.
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Good Night LED
Switch of the Power/HDD LEDs when the system is on, and automatically switch
of the Power and Keyboard LEDs when the system enters into Standby/Hibernation
mode.
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FAN-Tastic Tuning
Conigure up to ive diferent fan speeds using the graph. he fans will automatically
shit to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
Dehumidiier
Prevent motherboard damages due to dampness. Enable this function and
conigure the period of time until the computer powers on, and the duration of the
dehumidifying process.
USB Key
Plug in the USB Key and let your computer log in to windows automatically!
OC DNA
OC DNA is an unique sotware which helps to save your OC settings as a proile.
hen you can send this OC setting proile to the friends.
Disk Health Report
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Disk Health Report is a hard disk health monitoring utility that displays detailed
HDD information, such as hard disk model, serial number, irmware, power on
count, power on hours, S.M.A.R.T. values, current temperature, etc. HDD, SSD
and optical disk drives are all supported. he health status block displays Good
(in green color), Caution (in yellow color) or Bad (in red color). Click on the health
status icon to conigure settings for an alert to be triggered.
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OC Tweaker
Conigurations for overclocking the system.
System Info
View information about the system.
*he System Browser tab may not appear for certain models.
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Live Update
Check for newer versions of BIOS or drivers.
Tech Service
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Contact Tech Service if you have problems with your computer. Please leave your
contact information along with details of the problem.
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Settings
Conigure ASRock A-Tuning. Click to select "Auto run at Windows Startup" if you
want A-Tuning to be launched when you start up the Windows operating system.
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3.3 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology enables your system to wake up faster from deep
sleep, saving time and power consumption. Feel secure to know that your system
will resume to working condition even if an unexpected power loss happens while
the PC is in sleep mode.
3.3.1 System Requirements
•
Conirm whether your motherboard supports this feature.
•
Operating system: Microsot Windows 8.1/8/7 (32- or 64-bit edition)
•
Set the SATA mode to AHCI. If Windows 8.1/8/7 is already installed under
IDE mode, directly changing the SATA mode to AHCI may cause Windows
8/7 to crash while booting. If your system is not in AHCI mode, please follow
the instructions below.
1.
Press Win + R simultaneously in Windows 8/7, type "Regedit" into the word
box then click OK.
2.
Enter into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\
msahci in Windows Registry Editor. Double click on the value Start and
change the value from 3 into 0. Click on OK.
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here are certain risks. Please backup any important data before operating to avoid
loss.
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3.
Exit the Registry Editor window and restart the computer.
4.
Press F2 to enter BIOS, then go to Advanced ‐> Storage Coniguration and
change SATA Mode to AHCI. Press F10 to save changes and exit.
5.
Enter Windows 8/7. Windows will discover the new device and install AHCI
drivers automatically.
3.3.2 Setup Guide
Coniguring Rapid Start
Step 1
Run ASRock Rapid Start utility from Start -> All Programs -> ASRock Utility.
Step 2
If you have more than one hard drives in your system, you must select one, then
choose the Partition Size desired for your hidden partition and click on Create. he
system will automatically create a hidden partition according to your settings. If
there are SSD’s installed into your system, it is recommended to create the partition
on the SSD.
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Step 3
When prompted to restart ater the setup, click Yes to reboot.
Step 4
in the Windows
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Double-click the Intel® Rapid Start Technology Manager icon
system tray.
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Step 5
Make sure Rapid Start is on. Drag the slider to conigure the time. For example, if
the timer value is set to ten minutes, the system will enable Rapid Start mode ater
entering sleep state for ten minutes. If the timer is set to 0 minutes, Windows will
immediately enable Rapid Start mode as it enters sleep state.
Using Rapid Start
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1.
You may shut down the computer without terminating the applications or iles
you are executing currently. Click on Windows Start ‐> the arrow next to Shut
down, and click on Sleep.
2.
Windows system will enter sleep state.
3.
According to your settings in Rapid Start Technology Manager, the system
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state for a period of time. he power of the computer in Rapid Start mode can
be cut of, it will not cause data loss of the programs or iles you were executing
before entering sleep state.
When you wish to continue to use the computer just hit the power button, the
system will rapidly return to Windows, the programs and iles which you were
using before entering sleep state will be accessible immediately.
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3.4 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology is a feature that periodically wakes your computer
from Windows® sleep state to refresh email or social networking applications. It
saves your waiting time and keeps the content always up-to-date.
3.4.1 System Requirements
•
Conirm whether your motherboard supports this feature.
•
Operating system: Microsot Windows 8.1/8/7 (32- or 64-bit edition)
•
Set the SATA mode to AHCI. If Windows 8.1/8/7 is already installed under
IDE mode, directly changing the SATA mode to AHCI may cause Windows
8/7 to crash while booting. If your system is not in AHCI mode, please follow
the instructions below.
here are certain risks. Please backup any important data before operating to avoid
loss.
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1.
Press Win + R simultaneously in Windows 8/7, type "Regedit" into the word
box then click OK.
2.
Enter into HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\
msahci in Windows Registry Editor. Double click on the value Start and
change the value from 3 into 0. Click on OK.
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3.4.2 Setup Guide
Installing ASRock Smart Connect Utility
Step 1
Install ASRock Smart Connect Utility, which is located in the folder at the following
path of the Support CD: \ ASRock Utility > Smart Connect.
Step 2
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Once installed, run ASRock Smart Connect from your desktop or go to Windows
Start -> All Programs -> ASRock Utility.
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Step 3
Click the Add button. Take Foxmail as an example, add Foxmail to the Application
list.
Step 4
Select Foxmail from the Application List, then click the arrow pointing right to add
this application to the Smart Connect List.
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Step 5
Click Apply to enable Smart Connect.
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Step 6
Double-click the Intel® Smart Connect Technology Manager icon
in the
Windows system tray.
Step 7
Drag the slider to conigure how oten the system will connect to the network to
download updates. Shorter durations will provide more frequent updates, but may
cause more power consumption.
Using Smart Connect
Keep the applications which you wish to connect to the internet and receive
updates while the system is in sleep state running. Foxmail for instance, keep
Foxmail running.
2.
Click on Windows Start -> the arrow next to Shut down, and click on Sleep.
3.
Windows system will enter sleep state.
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4.
he system will wake up from sleep state periodically, and then start to update
Foxmail. he screen will not display anything so the computer can maintain
minimum power usage. Aterwards, the system will automatically return to
sleep state again.
5.
Upon waking up the system, you will ind the new mail that were sent to you
during sleep state are already updated and ready to be read in Foxmail.
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3.5 ASRock APP Shop
he ASRock APP Shop is an online store for purchasing and downloading sotware
applications for your ASRock computer. You can install various apps and support
utilities quickly and easily, and optimize your system and keep your motherboard
up to date simply with a few clicks.
Double-click
on your desktop to access ASRock APP Shop utility.
*You need to be connected to the Internet to download apps from the ASRock APP Shop.
3.5.1 UI Overview
Category Panel
Hot News
Information Panel
Category Panel: he category panel contains several category tabs or buttons that
when selected the information panel below displays the relative information.
Information Panel: he information panel in the center displays data about the
currently selected category and allows users to perform job-related tasks.
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Hot News: he hot news section displays the various latest news. Click on the image
to visit the website of the selected news and know more.
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3.5.2 Apps
When the "Apps" tab is selected, you will see all the available apps on screen for you
to download.
Installing an App
Step 1
Find the app you want to install.
he most recommended app appears on the let side of the screen. he other various
apps are shown on the right. Please scroll up and down to see more apps listed.
You can check the price of the app and whether you have already intalled it or not.
- he red icon displays the price or "Free" if the app is free of charge.
- he green "Installed" icon means the app is installed on your computer.
Step 2
Click on the app icon to see more details about the selected app.
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Step 3
to start downloading.
If you want to install the app, click on the red icon
Step 4
When installation completes, you can ind the green "Installed" icon appears on the
upper right corner.
.
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To uninstall it, simply click on the trash can icon
*he trash icon may not appear for certain apps.
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Upgrading an App
You can only upgrade the apps you have already installed. When there is an
available new version for your app, you will ind the mark of "New Version"
appears below the installed app icon.
Step 1
Click on the app icon to see more details.
Step 2
Click on the yellow icon
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to start upgrading.
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3.5.3 BIOS & Drivers
Installing BIOS or Drivers
When the "BIOS & Drivers" tab is selected, you will see a list of recommended or
critical updates for the BIOS or drivers. Please update them all soon.
Step 1
Please check the item information before update. Click on
to see more details.
Step 2
Click to select one or more items you want to update.
Step 3
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Click Update to start the update process.
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3.5.4 Setting
In the "Setting" page, you can change the language, select the server location, and
determine if you want to automatically run the ASRock APP Shop on Windows
startup.
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3.6 Start8
For those Windows 8 users who miss the Start Menu, Start8 is an ideal solution that
brings back the familiar Start Menu along with added customizations for greater
eiciency.
3.6.1 Installing Start8
Install Start8, which is located in the folder at the following path of the Support CD:
\ ASRock Utility > Start8.
3.6.2 Coniguring Start8
Style
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Select between the Windows 7 style and Windows 8 style Start Menu. hen select
the theme of the Start Menu and customize the style of the Start icon.
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Conigure
Conigure provides coniguration options, including icon sizes, which shortcuts you
want Start Menu to display, quick access to recently used apps, the functionality of
the power button, and more.
Control
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Control lets you conigure what a click on the start button or a press on the
Windows key does.
Desktop
Desktop allows you to disable the hot corners when you are working on the desktop.
It also lets you choose whether or not the system boots directly into desktop mode
and bypass the Metro user interface.
About
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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
4.1 Introduction
his section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to conigure your
system. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY by pressing <F2> or <Del> right
ater you power on the computer, otherwise, the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) will
continue with its test routines. If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY ater
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 of
and then back on.
Because the UEFI sotware is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup
screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly
match what you see on your screen.
4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar
he top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
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Main
For setting system time/date information
OC Tweaker
For overclocking conigurations
Advanced
For advanced system conigurations
Tool
Useful tools
H/W Monitor
Displays current hardware status
Boot
For coniguring boot settings and boot priority
Security
For security settings
Exit
Exit the current screen or the UEFI Setup Utility
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4.1.2 Navigation Keys
Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar, and
use < > key or < > key to move the cursor up or down to select items, then
press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also use the mouse to click your
required item.
Please check the following table for the descriptions of each navigation key.
+ / -
Description
To change option for the selected items
<Tab>
Switch to next function
<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 SETUP UTILITY
<F9>
Load optimal default values for all the settings
<F10>
Save changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY
<F12>
Print screen
<ESC>
Jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
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4.2 Main Screen
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and
display the system overview.
Favorite
Display your collection of BIOS items. Press F5 to add/remove your favorite items.
Active Page on Entry
Select the default page when entering the UEFI setup utility.
Full HD UEFI
When [Auto] is selected, the resolution will be set to 1920 x 1080 if the monitor
supports Full HD resolution. If the monitor does not support Full HD resolution,
then the resolution will be set to 1024 x 768. When [Disable] is selected, the
resolution will be set to 1024 x 768 directly.
UEFI Guide
UEFI Guide is a quick tutorial for ASRock's UEFI setup Utility. You may abort the
tutorial by pressing "ESC".
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4.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Because the UEFI sotware 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.
Advanced Turbo
You can use this option to increase your system performance. his option appears only
when your CPU supports this function. his option appears only when you adopt K-Series
CPU.
Non-Z OC
Non-Z OC allows users with a K-Series Haswell processor to overclock their non Z97
chipset motherboards.
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Load Optimized CPU OC Setting
You can use this option to load optimized CPU overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and motherboard. It should be done at your
own risk and expense. his option appears only when you adopt K-Series CPU.
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Load Optimized GPU OC Setting
You can use this option to load optimized GPU overclocking setting. Please note that
overclocking may cause damage to your GPU and motherboard. It should be done at your
own risk and expense. his option appears only when you adopt K-Series CPU.
CPU Coniguration
CPU Ratio
he CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK.
Increasing the CPU Ratio will increase the internal CPU clock speed without
afecting the clock speed of other components.
CPU Cache Ratio
he CPU Internal Bus Speed Ratio. he maximum should be the same as the CPU
Ratio.
BCLK/PCIE Frequency
he CPU speed is determined by the CPU Ratio multiplied with the BCLK.
Increasing the BCLK will increase the internal CPU clock speed but also afect the
clock speed of other components.
Spread Spectrum
Enable Spread Spectrum to reduce electromagnetic interference for passing EMI
tests. Disable to achieve higher clock speeds when overclocking.
CPU OC Fixed Mode
CPU OC ix mode allows you to keep the max CPU ratio as your setting without
throttling. Please note that overclocking may cause damage to your CPU and
motherboard. It should be done at your own risk and expense.
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
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Intel Turbo Boost Technology enables the processor to run above its base operating
frequency when the operating system requests the highest performance state.
Filter PLL Frequency
CPU BCLK Filter Frequency. Choose 1.6 for better overclocking capabilities.
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Long Duration Power Limit
Conigure Package Power Limit 1 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU
ratio will be lowered ater a period of time. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
Long Duration Maintained
Conigure the period of time until the CPU ratio is lowered when the Long
Duration Power Limit is exceeded.
Short Duration Power Limit
Conigure 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
Conigure 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.
GT Frequency
Conigure the frequency of the integrated GPU.
GT Voltage Mode
Auto: For optimized settings.
Adaptive: Add voltage to the integrated GPU when the system is under heavy load.
Override: he voltage is ixed.
GT Adaptive Voltage
Conigure the voltage added to the integrated GPU when the system is under heavy
load.
GT Voltage Ofset
Conigure the ixed voltage added to the integrated GPU.
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DRAM Timing Coniguration
Load XMP Setting
Load XMP settings to overclock the DDR3 memory and perform beyond standard
speciications.
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DRAM Reference Clock
Select Auto for optimized settings.
DRAM Frequency
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted
and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
DRAM Performance Mode
Choose high performance mode to increase memory performance. Use default
settings for better system stability.
DRAM Coniguration
DRAM Tweaker
Fine tune the DRAM settings by leaving marks in checkboxes. Click OK to conirm and
apply your new settings.
CAS# Latency (tCL)
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he time between sending a column address to the memory and the beginning of the data
in response.
RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD)
he number of clock cycles required between the opening of a row of memory and
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accessing columns within it.
Row Precharge Time (tRP)
he number of clock cycles required between the issuing of the precharge command
and opening the next row.
RAS# Active Time (tRAS)
he number of clock cycles required between a bank active command and issuing the
precharge command.
Command Rate (CR)
he delay between when a memory chip is selected and when the irst active command can
be issued.
Write Recovery Time (tWR)
he amount of delay that must elapse ater the completion of a valid write operation,
before an active bank can be precharged.
Refresh Cycle Time (tRFC)
he number of clocks from a Refresh command until the irst Activate command to
the same rank.
RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD)
he number of clocks between two rows activated in diferent banks of the same
rank.
Write to Read Delay (tWTR)
he number of clocks between the last valid write operation and the next read
command to the same internal bank.
Read to Precharge (tRTP)
he number of clocks that are inserted between a read command to a row precharge command to the same rank.
Four Activate Window (tFAW)
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he time window in which four activates are allowed the same rank.
CAS Write Latency (tCWL)
Conigure CAS Write Latency.
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Conigure refresh cycles at an average periodic interval.
tCKE
Conigure the period of time the DDR3 initiates a minimum of one refresh
command internally once it enters Self-Refresh mode.
tRDRD
Conigure between module read to read delay.
tRDRDDR
Conigure between module read to read delay from diferent ranks.
tRDRDDD
Use this to change DRAM tRWSR Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
tWRRD
Conigure between module write to read delay.
tWRRDDR
Conigure between module write to read delay from diferent ranks.
tWRRDDD
Use this to change DRAM tRRSR Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
Conigure between module write to read delay from diferent DIMMs.
tWRWR
Conigure between module write to write delay.
tWRWRDR
Conigure between module write to write delay from diferent ranks.
tWRWRDD
Conigure between module write to write delay from diferent DIMMs.
tRDWR
Conigure between module read to write delay.
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tRDWRDR
Conigure between module read to write delay from diferent ranks.
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Conigure between module read to write delay from diferent DIMMs.
RTL (CHA)
Conigure round trip latency for channel A.
RTL (CHB)
Conigure round trip latency for channel B.
IO-L (CHA)
Conigure IO latency for channel A.
IO-L (CHB)
Conigure IO latency for channel B.
ODT WR (CHA)
Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel A.
ODT WR (CHB)
Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel B.
ODT NOM (CHA)
Use this to change ODT (CHA) Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
ODT NOM (CHB)
Use this to change ODT (CHB) Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
Command Tri State
Enable for DRAM power saving.
MRC Fast Boot
Enable Memory Fast Boot to skip DRAM memory training for booting faster.
DIMM Exit Mode
Select Slow Exit to reduce power consumption, or Fast Exit for better performance.
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FIVR Coniguration
FIVR Switch Frequency Signature
Select whether to boost or lower the FIVR Switch Frequency.
FIVR Switch Frequency Ofset
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Conigure the percentage of frequency boost or deduction.
Vcore Override Voltage
Add voltage to the Vcore when the system is under heavy load.
Vcore Voltage Additional Ofset
Conigure the dynamic Vcore voltage added to the Vcore.
CPU Cache Override Voltage
Add voltage to the CPU Cache when the system is under heavy load.
CPU Cache Voltage Ofset
Conigure the voltage for the CPU Cache. Setting the voltage higher may increase
system stability when overclocking.
System Agent Voltage Ofset
Conigure the voltage for the System Agent. Setting the voltage higher may increase system
stability when overclocking.
CPU Analog IO Voltage Ofset
CPU I/O Analog Voltage.
CPU Digital IO Voltage Ofset
CPU I/O Digital Voltage.
CPU Integrated VR Faults
Disable FIVR Faults to raise the threshold to trigger CPU over current protection
and over voltage protection for better overclocking capabilities.
CPU Integrated VR Eiciency Mode
Enable FIVR Eiciency Management for power saving. Disable for better
performance and overclocking capabilities.
Voltage Coniguration
CPU Input Voltage
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Conigure the voltage for the CPU.
CPU Load-Line Calibration
CPU Load-Line Calibration helps prevent CPU voltage droop when the system is
under heavy load.
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DRAM Voltage
Use this to conigure DRAM Voltage.
PCH 1.05V Voltage
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Chipset 1.05V Voltage. Use default settings for best performance.
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4.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the conigurations for the following items: CPU
Coniguration, Chipset Coniguration, Storage Coniguration, Intel® Rapid Start
Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology, Super IO Coniguration, ACPI Coniguration, USB Coniguration and Trusted Computing.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.
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4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
Active Processor Cores
Select the number of cores to enable in each processor package.
CPU C States Support
Enable CPU C States Support for power saving. It is recommended to keep C3, C6
and C7 all enabled for better power saving.
Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
Enable Enhanced Halt State (C1E) for lower power consumption.
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.
CPU C7 State Support
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Enable C7 deep sleep state for lower power consumption.
Package C State Support
Enable CPU, PCIe, Memory, Graphics C State Support for power saving.
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CPU Thermal Throttling
Enable CPU internal thermal control mechanisms to keep the CPU from overheating.
No-Execute Memory Protection
Processors with No-Execution Memory Protection Technology may prevent certain
classes of malicious bufer overlow attacks.
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology allows a platform to run multiple operating systems
and applications in independent partitions, so that one computer system can
function as multiple virtual systems.
Hardware Prefetcher
Automatically prefetch data and code for the processor. Enable for better
performance.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Automatically prefetch the subsequent cache line while retrieving the currently
requested cache line. Enable for better performance.
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4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration
Primary Graphics Adapter
Select a primary VGA.
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.
PCIE2 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE2.
Share Memory
Conigure the size of memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor
when the system boots up.
IGPU Multi-Monitor
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Select disable to disable the integrated graphics when an external graphics card is
installed. Select enable to keep the integrated graphics enabled at all times.
Render Standby
Power down the render unit when the GPU is idle for lower power consumption.
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Onboard HD Audio
Enable/disable onboard HD audio. Set to Auto to enable onboard HD audio and
automatically disable it when a sound card is installed.
Front Panel
Enable/disable front panel HD audio.
On/Of Play
With ASRock On/Of Play users can connect their portable audio devices, such
as an MP3 player or a mobile phone to the PC and listen to music through the
computer's speakers even when the computer is turned of.
Onboard HDMI HD Audio
Enable audio for the onboard digital outputs.
Onboard LAN
Enable or disable the onboard network interface controller.
Deep Sleep
Conigure deep sleep mode for power saving when the computer is shut down.
Restore on AC/Power Loss
Select the power state ater a power failure. If [Power Of] is selected, the power will
remain of when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the system will start
to boot up when the power recovers.
Good Night LED
By enabling Good Night LED, the Power/HDD LEDs will be switched of when the
system is on. It will also automatically switch of the Power and Keyboard LEDs
when the system enters into Standby/Hibernation mode.
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4.4.3 Storage Coniguration
SATA Controller(s)
Enable/disable the SATA controllers.
SATA Mode Selection
IDE: For better compatibility.
AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
RAID: Combine multiple disk drives into a logical unit.
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.
SATA Aggressive Link Power Management
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SATA Aggressive Link Power Management allows SATA devices to enter a low
power state during periods of inactivity to save power. It is only supported by AHCI
mode.
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Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
S.M.A.R.T stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It is a
monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various
indicators of reliability.
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4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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Intel® Rapid Start Technology is a new zero power hibernation mode which allows
users to resume in just 5-6 seconds.
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4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology automatically updates your email and social
networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. while the computer is in sleep mode.
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4.4.6 Super IO Coniguration
PS2 Y-Cable
Enable the PS2 Y-Cable or set this option to Auto.
Serial Port
Enable or disable the Serial port.
Serial Port Address
English
Select the address of the Serial port.
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4.4.7 ACPI Coniguration
Suspend to RAM
Select disable for ACPI suspend type S1. It is recommended to select auto for ACPI
S3 power saving.
Check Ready Bit
Enable to enter the operating system ater S3 only when the hard disk is ready, this
is recommended for better system stability.
ACPI HPET Table
Enable the High Precision Event Timer for better performance and to pass WHQL
tests.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PS/2 Keyboard.
PCI Devices Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PCI device and enable wake on LAN.
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Wake From Onboard LAN
Allow the system to be waked up by the onboard LAN.
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Ring-In Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by onboard COM port modem Ring-In signals.
RTC Alarm Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by the real time clock alarm. Set it to By OS to let
it be handled by your operating system.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by an USB keyboard or remote controller.
USB Mouse Power On
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Allow the system to be waked up by an USB mouse.
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4.4.8 USB Coniguration
USB Controller
Enable or disable all the USB ports.
Intel USB 3.0 Mode
Select Intel® USB 3.0 controller mode. Set [Smart Auto] to keep the USB 3.0 driver
enabled ater rebooting (USB 3.0 is enabled in BIOS). Set [Auto] to automatically
enable the USB 3.0 driver ater entering the OS (USB 3.0 is disabled in BIOS). Set
[Enabled] to keep the USB 3.0 driver enabled (Must install driver to use USB devices
under Windows® 7). Set [Disabled] to disable the USB 3.0 ports.
Legacy USB Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 2.0 devices. 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
English
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 3.0 devices. 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.
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USB Compatibility Patch
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If your USB devices (i.e. USB mouse or storage) encounter compatibility problems,
please enable this option to ix it. Please note that ater enabling this option, it is
normal that the system will postpone booting up ater pressing the power button.
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4.4.9 Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
Enable or disable BIOS support for security device.
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4.5 Tools
System Browser
ASRock System Browser shows the overview of your current PC and the devices
connected.
OMG (Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access
at speciied times via OMG. You may schedule the starting and ending hours of
internet access granted to other users. In order to prevent users from bypassing
OMG, guest accounts without permission to modify the system time are required.
UEFI Tech Service
Contact ASRock Tech Service if you are having trouble with your PC. Please setup
network coniguration before using UEFI Tech Service.
Easy RAID Installer
English
Easy RAID Installer helps you to copy the RAID driver from the support CD to
your USB storage device. Ater copying the drivers please change the SATA mode to
RAID, then you can start installing the operating system in RAID mode.
Easy Driver Installer
For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support
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CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver
to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other
required drivers automatically.
Instant Flash
Save UEFI iles in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your
UEFI.
Internet Flash
ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI irmware version
from our servers for you. Please setup network coniguration before using Internet
Flash.
*For BIOS backup and recovery purpose, it is recommended to plug in your USB
pen drive before using this function.
Network Coniguration
Use this to conigure internet connection settings for Internet Flash.
Internet Setting
Enable or disable sound efects in the setup utility.
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UEFI Download Server
Select a server to download the UEFI irmware.
Dehumidiier Function
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If Dehumidiier Function is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to
dehumidify the system ater entering S4/S5 state.
Dehumidiier Period
Conigure the period of time until the computer powers on and enables
Dehumidiier ater entering S4/S5 state.
Dehumidiier Duration
Conigure the duration of the dehumidifying process before it returns to S4/S5
state.
Dehumidiier CPU Fan Setting
Conigure the speed of the CPU fan while Dehumidiier is enabled. he higher the
value, the faster the fan speed.
Max: 255
Min: 1
Save User Default
Type a proile name and press enter to save your settings as user default.
Load User Default
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Load previously saved user defaults.
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4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
his section allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system,
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, fan
speed and voltage.
CPU Fan 1 & 2 Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Fans 1&2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU
temperatures and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 2 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Over Temperature Protection
English
When Over Temperature Protection is enabled, the system automatically shuts
down when the motherboard is overheated.
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4.7 Boot Screen
his section displays the available devices on your system for you to conigure the
boot settings and the boot priority.
Fast Boot
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. In fast mode you may not boot
from an USB storage device. Ultra Fast mode is only supported by Windows 8.1/8
and the VBIOS must support UEFI GOP if you are using an external graphics card.
Please notice that Ultra Fast mode will boot so fast that the only way to enter this
UEFI Setup Utility is to Clear CMOS or run the Restart to UEFI utility in Windows.
Boot From Onboard LAN
Allow the system to be waked up by the onboard LAN.
Setup Prompt Timeout
Conigure the number of seconds to wait for the setup hot key.
Bootup Num-Lock
English
Select whether Num Lock should be turned on or of when the system boots up.
Boot Beep
Select whether the Boot Beep should be turned on or of when the system boots up. Please
note that a buzzer is needed.
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Full Screen Logo
Enable to display the boot logo or disable to show normal POST messages.
AddOn ROM Display
Enable AddOn ROM Display to see the AddOn ROM messages or conigure the
AddOn ROM if you've enabled Full Screen Logo. Disable for faster boot speed.
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
Conigure the number of attempts to boot until the system automatically restores
the default settings.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
CSM
English
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless
you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8.1/8 64-bit and all of your
devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster boot speed.
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Launch PXE OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Do not launch?
Launch Storage OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Do not launch?
Launch Video OpROM Policy
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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. Do not launch?
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4.8 Security Screen
In this section you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
You may also clear the user password.
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
Enable to support Windows 8.1 / 8 Secure Boot.
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4.9 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit
When you select this option the following message, “Save coniguration changes
and exit setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to save 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 [OK] 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 [OK] to discard all changes.
Load UEFI Defaults
Load UEFI default values for all options. he F9 key can be used for this operation.
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Launch EFI Shell from ilesystem device
Copy shellx64.ei to the root directory to launch EFI Shell.
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Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, you’re welcome
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer
for further information. For technical questions, please submit a support request
form at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp
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