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Version 1.0
Published June 2015
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
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1.1
Package Contents
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1.2
Speciications
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1.3
Motherboard Layout
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1.4
I/O Panel
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1.5
ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel
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Chapter 2 Installation
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2.1
Installing the CPU
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2.2
Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink
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2.3
Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
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2.4
Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
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2.5
Jumpers Setup
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2.6
Onboard Headers and Connectors
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2.7
Smart Switches
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2.8
Dr. Debug
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2.9
SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
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2.9.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.9.2 Driver Installation and Setup
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2.10
CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM
Operation Guide
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2.10.1 Installing Two CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.10.2 Installing Three CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
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2.10.3 Driver Installation and Setup
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2.11
M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
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Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation
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3.1
Installing Drivers
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3.2
A-Tuning
42
3.3
ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
46
3.3.1 UI Overview
46
3.3.2 Apps
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3.3.3 BIOS & Drivers
50
3.3.4 Setting
51
3.4
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Enabling USB Ports for Windows® 7 Installation
Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY
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4.1
Introduction
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4.1.1
UEFI Menu Bar
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4.1.2 Navigation Keys
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4.2
Main Screen
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4.3
OC Tweaker Screen
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4.4
Advanced Screen
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4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
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4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration
71
4.4.3 Storage Coniguration
74
4.4.4 Intel® Thunderbolt™ 2
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4.4.5 Super IO Coniguration
77
4.4.6 ACPI Coniguration
78
4.4.7 USB Coniguration
80
4.4.8 Trusted Computing
81
4.5
Tools
82
4.6
Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen
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4.7
Security Screen
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4.8
Boot Screen
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4.9
Exit Screen
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Z170 Extreme7+
Chapter 1 Introduction
hank you for purchasing ASRock Z170 Extreme7 motherboard, a reliable
motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control.
It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s
commitment to quality and endurance.
In this documentation, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the
motherboard and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation
guide of the 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 documentation will be subject to change without notice. In case any modiications of this documentation 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 Z170 Extreme7 Motherboard (ATX Form Factor)
ASRock Z170 Extreme7 Quick Installation Guide
ASRock Z170 Extreme7 Support CD
4 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)
1 x I/O Panel Shield
1 x ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card
3 x Screw for M.2 Sockets
1 x Screw for mini-PCIe Slot
1 x ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel
4 x Screws for Front USB 3.1 Panel
1 x SATA Express Cable
1 x USB Power Cable
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1.2 Speciications
Platform
• ATX Form Factor
• High Density Glass Fabric PCB
CPU
• Supports 6th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/
Celeron® Processors (Socket 1151)
• Digi Power design
• 12 Power Phase design
• Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology
• Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs
• Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking
• Supports ASRock Hyper BCLK Engine
Chipset
• Intel® Z170
Memory
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• Dual Channel DDR4 Memory Technology
• 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots
• Supports DDR4 3600+(OC)*/3200(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)
/2400(OC)/2133 non-ECC, un-bufered memory
* Please refer to Memory Support List on ASRock's website for
more information. (http://www.asrock.com/)
• Max. capacity of system memory: 64GB
• Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Proile (XMP) 2.0
• 15μ Gold Contact in DIMM Slots
Expansion
Slot
• 4 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE2/PCIE4/PCIE6: single
at x16 (PCIE2); dual at x8 (PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4); triple at x8
(PCIE2) / x8 (PCIE4) / x4 (PCIE6). PCIE3: x4 mode)
• 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slot (PCIE5) (Flexible PCIe)
• 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot (PCIE1)
• 1 x Half-size Mini-PCI Express Slot
• Supports AMD Quad CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM
and CrossFireXTM
• Supports NVIDIA® Quad SLITM and SLITM
• 15μ Gold Contact in VGA PCIe Slot (PCIE2)
Graphics
• Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs
can be supported only with processors which are GPU
integrated.
Z170 Extreme7+
• 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 510/530
• Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 12
• Max. shared memory 1792MB
• hree graphics output options: DVI-D, HDMI and
DisplayPort 1.2
• Supports Triple Monitor
• Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K
(4096x2304) @ 24Hz
• Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @
60Hz
• Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K
(4096x2304) @ 24Hz or 4K x 2K (3840x2160) @ 60Hz
• Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and
HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant
HDMI monitor is required)
• Supports Accelerated Media Codecs: HEVC, VP8, VP9
• Supports HDCP with DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2
Ports
• Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D,
HDMI and DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
• 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek
ALC1150 Audio Codec)
• Premium Blu-ray Audio support
• Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)
• Supports Purity SoundTM 3
- Nichicon Fine Gold Series Audio Caps
- 115dB SNR DAC with Diferential Ampliier
- TI® NE5532 Premium Headset Ampliier (Supports up to
600 Ohms headsets)
- Pure Power-In
- Direct Drive Technology
- PCB Isolate Shielding
• Supports DTS Connect
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Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
1 x Giga PHY Intel® I219V, 1 x GigaLAN Intel® I211AT
Supports Wake-On-LAN
Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection)
• Supports Dual LAN with Teaming
• Supports Energy Eicient Ethernet 802.3az
• Supports PXE
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1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x HDMI Port
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port
2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full
Spike Protection))
1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM1142)
(Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (ASMedia ASM1142)
(Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Intel® Z170) (Supports ESD Protection
(ASRock Full Spike Protection))
2 x RJ-45 LAN Ports with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED
LED)
HD Audio Jacks: Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in /
Front Speaker / Microphone
ASRock
Front USB
3.1 Panel
• 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection
(ASRock Full Spike Protection))
• 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection
(ASRock Full Spike Protection))
Storage
• 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by Intel® Z170, support
RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid
Storage Technology 14 and Intel Smart Response
Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
• 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
Z170 Extreme7+
• 3 x SATA Express 10 Gb/s Connectors*
* Support to be announced
* M2_1, SATA3_0, SATA3_1 and SATA_EXP0 share lanes. If
either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
* M2_2, SATA3_2, SATA3_3 and SATA_EXP1 share lanes. If
either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
* M2_3, SATA3_4, SATA3_5 and SATA_EXP2 share lanes. If
either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
• 3 x Ultra M.2 Sockets, support M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module
and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)
* Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
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BIOS
Feature
1 x COM Port Header
1 x TPM Header
1 x Power LED and Speaker Header
2 x CPU Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
4 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)
1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector
1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector (Hi-Density Power Connector)
1 x Front Panel Audio Connector
1 x hunderbolt AIC Connector
3 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 6 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports
ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))
2 x USB 3.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 3.0 ports) (ASMedia
ASM1074 hub) (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike
Protection))
1 x Dr. Debug with LED
1 x Power Switch with LED
1 x Reset Switch with LED
1 x Clear CMOS Switch
1 x BIOS Selection Switch
• 2 x 128Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with multilingual GUI
support (1 x Main BIOS and 1 x Backup BIOS)
• Supports Secure Backup UEFI Technology
• ACPI 1.1 Compliant wake up events
• SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
• CPU, GT_CPU, DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCPLL, VCCSA Voltage Multi-adjustment
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Hardware
Monitor
• CPU/Chassis temperature sensing
• CPU/Chassis Fan Tachometer
• CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Auto adjust chassis fan speed by
CPU temperature)
• CPU/Chassis Fan multi-speed control
• Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore, GT_CPU,
DRAM, VPPM, PCH 1.0V, VCCIO, VCCSA
- Microsot® Windows® 10 64-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
* To install Windows® 7 OS, a modiied installation disk with
xHCI drivers packed into the ISO ile is required. Please refer to
page 52 for more detailed instructions.
* For the updated Windows® 10 driver, please visit ASRock’s
website for details: http://www.asrock.com
OS
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 third-party
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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1.3 Motherboard Layout
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USB 2.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
PS2
Keyboard
/Mouse
CPU_FAN1
CHA_FAN4
CPU_FAN2
CLRCBTN1
ATX12V1
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ATXPWR1
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Reset
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Top:
Central/Bass
Center:
FRONT
Top:
LINE IN
CHA_FAN2
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CT14
CT13
CT12
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CHA_FAN1
M2_1
Bottom:
MIC IN
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CHA_FAN3
MINI_PCIE1
PCIE1
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SATA3_0_2
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CT22
CT21
RoHS
CT35
CT33
SATA3_A1_A2
CT32
CT31
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Dr.
Debug
HD_AUDIO1
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TPMS1
BIOS_SEL1
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CLRMOS1
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128Mb
BIOS
BIOS_A1
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BIOS_B_LED
PCIE6
COM1
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SATA3_5_4
PCIE5
PLED PWRBTN
128Mb
BIOS
BIOS_B1
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M2_2
PCIE4
BIOS_A_LED
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T B1
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SATA3_A3_A4
Intel
Z170
PCIE3
Purity
Sound T M 3
SATA_EXP1
CT23
SATA_EXP0
CT24
M2_2
Ultra M.2
PCIe Gen3 x4
CT25
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SATA3_1_3
PCIE2
LAN
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HDLED RESET
USB3_4
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SPK_PLED1
USB7_8
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PANEL1
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CMOS
Battery
USB5_6
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SATA_EXP2
LAN
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Bottom:
Optical
SPDIF
Center:
REAR SPK
USB3_5_6
Top:
RJ-45
DDR4_B2 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
USB 3.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
USB3_7_8
Top:
RJ-45
DDR4_B1 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
DDR4_A1 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
USB 3.0
T: USB3
B: USB4
DDR4_A2 (64 bit, 288-pin module)
HDMI1
DVI1
DISPLAY1
USB 3.1
T: USB31_TA_1
B: USB31_TC_1
Power
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ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)
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CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
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CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN2)
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2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_A1, DDR4_B1)
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2 x 288-pin DDR4 DIMM Slots (DDR4_A2, DDR4_B2)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN4)
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Clear CMOS Button (CLRCBTN1)
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Power Switch (PWRBTN1)
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Reset Switch (RSTBTN1)
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ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_7_8)
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USB 3.0 Header (USB3_5_6)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN2)
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SATA3 Connectors (SATA3_0_2)
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SATA3 Connectors (SATA3_1_3)
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SATA Express Connector (SATA_EXP0)
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SATA Express Connector (SATA_EXP1)
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SATA3 Connectors (SATA3_A3_A4)
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SATA3 Connectors (SATA3_A1_A2)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_4)
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SATA3 Connector (SATA3_5)
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SATA Express Connector (SATA_EXP2)
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Power LED and Speaker Header (SPK_PLED1)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB7_8)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB5_6)
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USB 2.0 Header (USB3_4)
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System Panel Header (PANEL1)
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BIOS Selection Switch (BIOS_SEL1)
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Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRMOS1)
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TPM Header (TPMS1)
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COM Port Header (COM1)
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Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
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hunderbolt AIC Connector (TB1)
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Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN3)
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1.4 I/O Panel
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No. Description
No. Description
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Optical SPDIF Out Port
USB 2.0 Ports (USB12)
2
DVI-D Port
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_12)
3
LAN RJ-45 Port (Intel® I219V)*
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USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_34)
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LAN RJ-45 Port (Intel® I211AT)*
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USB 3.1 Type-A Port (USB31_TA_1)
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Central / Bass (Orange)
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USB 3.1 Type-C Port (USB31_TC_1)
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Rear Speaker (Black)
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HDMI Port
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Line In (Light Blue)
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DisplayPort 1.2
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Front Speaker (Lime)**
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PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port
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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. 8)
Rear Speaker
(No. 6)
Central / Bass
(No. 5)
Line In
(No. 7)
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6
8
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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 multi-streaming”, and
click “ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are allowed to select
“Realtek HDA Primary output” to use the Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker,
or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use the front panel audio.
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1.5 ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel
Speciications
Dimension
• 75mm (W) x 42.8mm (H) x 148mm (L)
Controller
• ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
• 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection
(ASRock Full Spike Protection))
* For charging Type-A USB devices, we suggest using the Type-A
connectors on your motherboard.
Front Panel
I/O
• 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection
(ASRock Full Spike Protection))
* his port supports power outputs up to 5V/3A. For charging Type-C
USB devices, the device should support Type-C standards to adjust the
current because it will be diferent in Power On state (3 Amp) and Sleep
state (1 Amp).
* Some Type-C USB devices may only be charged by its own adapter.
Connector
• 1 x SATA Express 10 Gb/s Connector
• 1 x USB Power Connector
OS
• Microsot® Windows® 10 64-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit
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* It is recommended to install the ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel into the drive bay of
your chassis before connecting other USB devices.
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ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel Installation Guide
Step 1
Prepare the bundled ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel,
Front US
SATA Express Cable, USB Power Cable and screws.
B 3.1 Pa
nel
Step 2
Connect one end of the SATA Express Cable to the
SATA Express Connector on the ASRock Front USB
3.1 Panel.
SB
Front U
el
3.1 Pan
Step 3
Connect one end of the USB Power Cable to the
USB Power Connector on the ASRock Front USB 3.1
Panel.
Front U
SB 3.1
Panel
Step4
Install ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel into the drive
bay of the chassis.
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Step 5
Screw ASRock Front USB 3.1 Panel to the
drive bay with screws.
USB
USB
3.0
3.0
Step 6
Connect the PSU’s SATA Power Cable to
the SATA Power Connector.
Step 7
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B3
US
Connect the other end of the SATA Express
Cable to the SATA Express Connector on
the motherboard.
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SATA3
2
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SATA3
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SATA3
4
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SATA3
EXP0
SATA_
_1_3
SATA3
Step 8
Connect the other end of the USB Power
Cable to the USB 2.0 Header on the
motherboard.
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B3
US
3_0_2
SATA
A2
3_A1_
SATA
A4
3_A3_
SATA
0
_EXP
SATA
3_1_3
SATA
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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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2.1 Installing the CPU
1. Before you insert the 1151-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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B
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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
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2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
his motherboard provides four 288-pin DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) 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) DDR4 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, DDR2 or DDR3 memory module into a DDR4 slot;
otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.
Dual Channel Memory Coniguration
1
2
3
DDR4_A1
DDR4_A2
DDR4_B1
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
DDR4_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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2
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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
here are 6 PCI Express slots and 1 mini-PCI Express slot 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.
PCIe slots:
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 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x4 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE4 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x8 lane width graphics cards.
PCIE5 (PCIe 3.0 x1 slot) is used for PCI Express x1 lane width cards.
PCIE6 (PCIe 3.0 x16 slot) is used for PCI Express x4 lane width graphics cards.
mini-PCIe slot:
MINI_PCIE1 (mini-PCIe slot) is used for WiFi module.
PCIe Slot Conigurations
Single Graphics
Card
Two Graphics
Cards in
CrossFireXTM or
SLI
TM
PCIE2
PCIE3
PCIE4
PCIE6
x16
N/A
N/A
N/A
x8
N/A
x8
N/A
x8
N/A
x8
x4
Mode
hree Graphics
Cards in 3-Way
CrossFireXTM
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Mode
For a better thermal environment, please connect a chassis fan to the motherboard’s chassis fan connector (CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2, CHA_FAN3 or CHA_FAN4) when using
multiple graphics 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
(CLRMOS1)
(see p.7, No. 30)
Default
Clear CMOS
CLRMOS1 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 CLRMOS1 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.
he Clear CMOS Switch has the same function as the Clear CMOS jumper.
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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.7, No.28)
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 and Speaker
Header
(7-pin SPK_PLED1)
(see p.7, No. 24)
SPEAKER
DUMMY
DUMMY
+5V
1
Please connect the
chassis power LED and
the chassis speaker to this
header.
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SATA3_2
SATA3_3
SATA3_A4
SATA3_A2
SATA3_1
SATA3_A3
SATA3_A1
SATA3_5
SATA3_4
Serial ATA3 Connectors
(SATA3_0_2:
see p.7, No. 15)
(SATA3_1_3:
see p.7, No. 16)
(SATA3_4:
see p.7, No. 21)
(SATA3_5:
see p.7, No. 22)
(SATA3_A1_A2:
see p.7, No. 20)
(SATA3_A3_A4:
see p.7, No. 19)
SATA3_0
PLED+
PLED+
PLED-
hese ten SATA3
connectors support SATA
data cables for internal
storage devices with up
to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer
rate. he SATA3_0,
SATA3_1 are shared with
the SATA_EXP0. he
SATA3_2, SATA3_3 are
shared with the SATA_
EXP1. he SATA3_4,
SATA3_5 are shared with
the SATA_EXP2.
To minimize the boot
time, use Intel® Z170
SATA ports (SATA3_0)
for your bootable devices.
GND
DUMMY
here are three headers
on this motherboard.
Each USB 2.0 header can
support two ports.
SATA_EXP2
SATA3_5
SATA3_4
SATA3_2
SATA3_3
SATA_EXP1
Please connect either
SATA or PCIe storage
devices to these
connectors.
*SATA_EXP0 is shared
with the SATA3_0,
SATA3_1 and the M2_1;
SATA_EXP1 is shared
with the SATA3_2,
SATA3_3 and the M2_2;
SATA_EXP2 is shared
with the SATA3_4,
SATA3_5 and the M2_3.
SATA3_0
SATA3_1
Serial ATA Express
Connectors
(SATA_EXP_0:
see p.7, No. 17)
(SATA_EXP_1:
see p.7, No. 18)
(SATA_EXP_2:
see p.7, No. 23)
SATA_EXP0
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USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB3_4)
(see p.7, No. 27)
(9-pin USB5_6)
(see p.7, No. 26)
(9-pin USB7_8)
(see p.7, No. 25)
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GND
P+
PUSB_PWR
Vbus
Vbus
IntA_PB_SSRX-
IntA_PA_SSRX-
IntA_PB_SSRX+
IntA_PA_SSRX+
GND
IntA_PB_SSTX-
GND
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
GND
PRESENCE#
MIC_RET
OUT_RET
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1)
(see p.7, No. 33)
Besides four USB 3.0 ports
on the I/O panel, there
are two headers 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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USB 3.0 Headers
(19-pin USB3_5_6)
(see p.7, No. 12)
(19-pin USB3_7_8)
(see p.7, No. 11)
USB_PWR
PP+
1
OUT2_L
J_SENSE
OUT2_R
MIC2_R
MIC2_L
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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”.
Chassis Fan Connectors
(4-pin CHA_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 13)
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
(4-pin CHA_FAN2)
(see p.7, No. 14)
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
(4-pin CHA_FAN3)
(see p.7, No. 35)
(4-pin CHA_FAN4)
(see p.7, No. 6)
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CPU Fan Connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1)
(see p.7, No. 2)
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CHA_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_VOLTAGE
GND
1
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(4-pin CPU_FAN2)
(see p.7, No. 3)
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Please connect fan cables
to the fan connectors and
match the black wire to
the ground pin.
1
2
3
4
2
3
4
GND
FAN_VOLTAGE
CPU_FAN_SPEED
FAN_SPEED_CONTROL
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.
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ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1)
(see p.7, No. 10)
ATX 12V Power
Connector
(8-pin ATX12V1)
(see p.7, No. 1)
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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
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.
hunderbolt AIC
Connector
(5-pin TB1)
(see p.7, No. 34)
Please connect a hunderbolt™
add-in card (AIC) to this
connector via the GPIO cable.
RRXD1
DDTR#1
DDSR#1
CCTS#1
Serial Port Header
(9-pin COM1)
(see p.7, No. 32)
his COM1 header
supports a serial port
module.
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SMB_CLK_MAIN
LAD2
SMB_DATA_MAIN
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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P CICL K
FRAM E
LAD3
P CIRST #
+3 V
GN D
LAD0
GN D
LAD1
S_PWRDWN #
GN D
GND
1
SERIRQ #
TPM Header
(17-pin TPMS1)
(see p.7, No. 31)
+3VS B
RRI#1
RRTS#1
GND
TTXD1
DDCD#1
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2.7 Smart Switches
he motherboard has four smart switches: Power Switch, Reset Switch, Clear CMOS
Switch and BIOS Selection Switch, allowing users to quickly turn on/of the system,
reset the system, clear the CMOS values or switch between BIOS A and BIOS B.
Power Switch
(PWRBTN)
(see p.7, No. 8)
Reset Switch
(RSTBTN)
(see p.7, No. 9)
Power
Power Switch allows users
to quickly turn on/of the
system.
Reset
Reset Switch allows
users to quickly reset the
system.
Clear CMOS Switch
(CLRCBTN)
(see p.7, No. 7)
Clear CMOS Switch
allows users to quickly
clear the CMOS values.
his function is workable only when you power of your computer and unplug the power
supply.
BIOS Selection
Switch
(BIOS_SEL1)
(see p.7, No. 29)
A
B
BIOS Selection Switch
allows the system to boot
from either BIOS A or
BIOS B.
his motherboard has two BIOS chips, a primary BIOS (BIOS_A) and a backup BIOS (BIOS_
B), which enhances the safety and stability of your system. Normally, the system will work
on the primary BIOS. However, if the primary BIOS is corrupted or damaged, just lip the
BIOS Selection Switch to “B”, then the backup BIOS will take over on the next system boot.
Ater that, use “Secure Backup UEFI” in the UEFI Setup Utility to duplicate a working copy
of the BIOS iles to the primary BIOS to ensure normal system operation. For safety issues,
users are not able to update the backup BIOS manually. Users may refer to the BIOS LEDs
(BIOS_A_LED or BIOS_B_LED) to identify which BIOS is currently activated.
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2.8 Dr. Debug
Code
Description
00
Please check if the CPU is installed correctly and then clear
CMOS.
0d
Problem related to memory, VGA card or other devices.
Please clear CMOS, re-install the memory and VGA card,
and remove other USB, PCI devices.
01 - 54
(except 0d),
5A- 60
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and
memory then clear CMOS. If the problem still exists, please
install only one memory module or try using other memory
modules.
55
he Memory could not be detected. Please re-install the
memory and CPU. If the problem still exists, please install
only one memory module or try using other memory
modules.
61 - 91
Chipset initialization error. Please press reset or clear
CMOS.
92 - 99
Problem related to PCI-E devices. Please re-install PCI-E
devices or try installing them in other slots. If the problem
still exists, please remove all PCI-E devices or try using
another VGA card.
A0 - A7
Problem related to IDE or SATA devices. Please re-install
IDE and SATA devices. If the problem still exists, please
clear CMOS and try removing all SATA devices.
b0
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and
memory. If the problem still exists, please install only one
memory module or try using other memory modules.
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Dr. Debug is used to provide code information, which makes troubleshooting even
easier. Please see the diagrams below for reading the Dr. Debug codes.
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b4
Problem related to USB devices. Please try removing all
USB devices.
b7
Problem related to memory. Please re-install the CPU and
memory then clear CMOS. If the problem still exists, please
install only one memory module or try using other memory
modules.
d6
he VGA could not be recognized. Please clear CMOS and
try re-installing the VGA card. If the problem still exists,
please try installing the VGA card in other slots or use other
VGA cards.
d7
he Keyboard and mouse could not be recognized. Please
try re-installing the keyboard and mouse.
d8
Invalid Password.
FF
Please check if the CPU is installed correctly and then clear
CMOS.
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2.9 SLITM and Quad SLITM Operation Guide
his motherboard supports NVIDIA® SLITM and Quad SLITM (Scalable Link
Interface) technology that allows you to install up to two identical PCI Express x16
graphics cards.
Requirements
1. You should only use identical SLITM-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA® certiied.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports NVIDIA® SLITM technology. Download
the drivers from the NVIDIA® website: www.nvidia.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
your system requires. It is recommended to use a NVIDIA® certiied PSU. Please refer to
the NVIDIA® website for details.
2.9.1 Installing Two SLITM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE2 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
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If required, connect the auxiliary power
source to the PCI Express graphics cards.
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Step 3
Align and insert the ASRock SLI_
Bridge_2S Card to the goldingers on each
graphics card. Make sure the ASRock SLI_
Bridge_2S Card is irmly in place.
SLI_Bridge_2S Card
ASRock SLI_Bridge_2S Card
Step 4
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of
the graphics card that is inserted to PCIE2
slot.
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2.9.2 Driver Installation and Setup
Install the graphics card drivers to your system. Ater that, you can enable the
Multi-Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in the NVIDIA® nView system tray utility.
Please follow the below procedures to enable the multi-GPU.
For SLITM and Quad SLITM mode
Step 1
Double-click the NVIDIA Control Panel
icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 2
In the let pane, click Set SLI and PhysX
coniguration. hen select Maximize 3D
performance and click Apply.
Step 3
Reboot your system.
Step 4
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You can freely enjoy the beneits of SLITM
or Quad SLITM.
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2.10 CrossFireXTM, 3-Way CrossFireXTM and Quad CrossFireXTM
Operation Guide
his motherboard supports CrossFireXTM, 3-way CrossFireXTM and Quad
CrossFireXTM that allows you to install up to three identical PCI Express x16
graphics cards.
1. You should only use identical CrossFireXTM-ready graphics cards that are AMD certiied.
2. Make sure that your graphics card driver supports AMD CrossFireXTM technology.
Download the drivers from the AMD’s website: www.amd.com
3. Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
your system requires. It is recommended to use a AMD certiied PSU. Please refer to the
AMD’s website for details.
4. If you pair a 12-pipe CrossFireXTM Edition card with a 16-pipe card, both cards will operate as 12-pipe cards while in CrossFireXTM mode.
5. Diferent CrossFireXTM cards may require diferent methods to enable CrossFireXTM.
Please refer to AMD graphics card manuals for detailed installation guide.
2.10.1 Installing Two CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE2 slot
and the other graphics card to PCIE4 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
CrossFire Bridge
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Connect two graphics cards by installing
a CrossFire Bridge on the CrossFire Bridge
Interconnects on the top of the graphics
cards. (he CrossFire Bridge is provided
with the graphics card you purchase, not
bundled with this motherboard. Please
refer to your graphics card vendor for
details.)
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Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE2 slot.
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2.10.2 Installing Three CrossFireXTM-Ready Graphics Cards
Step 1
Insert one graphics card into PCIE2 slot,
another graphics card to PCIE4 slot, and
the other graphics card to PCIE6 slot.
Make sure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Step 2
CrossFire Bridge
Use one CrossFire Bridge to connect
the graphics cards on PCIE2 and PCIE4
slots, and use the other CrossFire Bridge
to connect the graphics cards on PCIE4
and PCIE6 slots. (he CrossFire Bridge
is provided with the graphics card
you purchase, not bundled with this
motherboard. Please refer to your graphics
card vendor for details.)
Step 3
Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the
monitor connector or the DVI connector of the graphics card that is inserted to
PCIE2 slot.
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2.10.3 Driver Installation and Setup
Step 1
Power on your computer and boot into OS.
Step 2
Remove the AMD drivers if you have any VGA drivers installed in your system.
he Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation. Please check AMD’s
website for AMD driver updates.
Step 3
Install the required drivers and CATALYST Control Center then restart your
computer. Please check AMD’s website for details.
Step 4
Double-click the AMD Catalyst Control
Center icon in the Windows® system tray.
Step 5
In the let pane, click Performance and
then AMD CrossFireXTM . hen select
Enable AMD CrossFireX and click Apply.
Select the GPU number according to your
graphics card and click Apply.
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AMD Catalyst Control Center
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2.11 M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Installation Guide
The M.2, also known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a small size and
versatile card edge connector that aims to replace mPCIe and mSATA. The Ultra M.2
Sockets support M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s).
* M2_1, SATA3_0, SATA3_1 and SATA_EXP0 share lanes. If either one of them is in use,
the others will be disabled.
* M2_2, SATA3_2, SATA3_3 and SATA_EXP1 share lanes. If either one of them is in use,
the others will be disabled.
* M2_3, SATA3_4, SATA3_5 and SATA_EXP2 share lanes. If either one of them is in use,
the others will be disabled.
Installing the M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module
Step 1
Prepare a M.2_SSD (NGFF) module
and the screw.
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Step 2
4
Depending on the PCB type and
length of your M.2_SSD (NGFF)
module, ind the corresponding nut
location to be used.
3
2
1
E
D
No.
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C
B
1
A
2
3
4
5
Nut Location
A
B
C
D
E
PCB Length
3cm
4.2cm
6cm
8cm
11cm
Module Type
Type2230
Type 2242
Type2260
Type 2280
Type 22110
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E
D
C
A
B
Move the standof based on the
module type and length.
he standof is placed at the nut
location D by default. Skip Step 3
and 4 and go straight to Step 5 if you
are going to use the default nut.
Otherwise, release the standof by
hand.
Step 4
E
D
C
A
B
Peel of the yellow protective ilm on
the nut to be used. Hand tighten the
standof into the desired nut location
on the motherboard.
Step 5
E
A
B
D
C
B
A
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C
Align and gently insert the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module into the M.2
slot. Please be aware that the M.2
(NGFF) SSD module only its in one
orientation.
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Step 6
E
D
NUT2
Tighten the screw with a screwdriver
to secure the module into place.
Please do not overtighten the screw
as this might damage the module.
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M.2_SSD (NGFF) Module Support List
Vendor
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
Crucial
Crucial
Intel
Kingston
Kingston
Plextor
Plextor
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
SanDisk
SanDisk
Team
Team
Team
Team
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Size
128GB
256GB
32GB
120GB
240GB
80GB
120GB
480GB
256GB
512GB
256GB
512GB
512GB
128GB
256GB
128GB
128GB
256GB
256GB
256GB
512GB
512GB
Interface
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
PCIe2 x4
PCIe
PCIe
PCIe3 x4
PCIe3 x4
PCIe x4
PCIe
PCIe
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
SATA3
Length
2280
2280
2230
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2280
2260
2260
2242
2280
2280
2242
2242
2280
2260
P/N
AXNS381E-128GM-B
AXNS381E-256GM-B
AXNS330E-32GM-B
CT120M500SSD4
CT240M500SSD4
Intel SSDSCKGW080A401/80G
SM2280S3
SH2280S3/480G
PX-G256M6e
PX-G512M6e
SM951 (MZHPV256HDGL)
SM951 (MZHPV512HDGL)
XP941-512G (MZHPU512HCGL)
SD6PP4M-128G
SD6PP4M-256G
TM4PS4128GMC105
TM8PS4128GMC105
TM8PS4256GMC105
TM4PS4256GMC105
TS256GMTS400
TS512GMTS800
TS512GMTS600
For the latest updates of M.2_SSD (NFGG) module support list, please visit our website for
details: http://www.asrock.com
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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.
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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.
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, OC Tweaker,
System Info, FAN-Tastic Tuning, Tech Service and Settings.
Operation Mode
Choose an operation mode for your computer.
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OC Tweaker
Conigurations for overclocking the system.
System Info
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View information about the system.
*he System Browser tab may not appear for certain models.
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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.
Tech Service
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
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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 ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
he ASRock Live Update & APP Shop is an online store for purchasing and
downloading sotware applications for your ASRock computer. You can quickly and
easily install various apps and support utilities, such as USB Key, XFast LAN, XFast
RAM and more. With ASRock APP Shop, you can optimize your system and keep
your motherboard up to date simply with a few clicks.
Double-click
utility.
on your desktop to access ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
*You need to be connected to the Internet to download apps from the ASRock Live Update & APP Shop.
3.3.1 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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3.3.2 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
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Click on the app icon to see more details about the selected app.
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Step 3
If you want to install the app, click on the red icon
to start downloading.
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
to start upgrading.
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Click on the yellow icon
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3.3.3 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
Step 2
Click to select one or more items you want to update.
Step 3
Click Update to start the update process.
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3.3.4 Setting
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In the "Setting" page, you can change the language, select the server location, and
determine if you want to automatically run the ASRock Live Update & APP Shop
on Windows startup.
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3.4 Enabling USB Ports for Windows® 7 Installation
Intel® Braswell and Skylake has removed their support for the Enhanced Host
Controller Interface (EHCI – USB2.0) and only kept the eXtensible Host Controller
Interface (XHCI – USB3.0). Due to that fact that XHCI is not included in the
Windows 7 inbox drivers, users may ind it diicult to install Windows 7 operating
system because the USB ports on their motherboard won’t work. In order for the
USB ports to function properly, please create a Windows® 7 installation disk with
the Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller (xHCI) drivers packed into the ISO
ile.
Requirements
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A Windows® 7 installation disk or USB drive
USB 3.0 drivers (included in the ASRock Support CD or website)
A Windows® PC
Win7 USB Patcher (included in the ASRock Support CD or website)
Scenarios
You have an ODD and PS/2 ports:
If there is an optical disc drive, PS/2 ports and PS/2 Keyboard or mouse on your computer,
you can skip the instructions below and go ahead to install Windows® 7 OS.
You only have an ODD (For Intel Skylake platforms only):
If there is an optical disc drive but no PS/2 ports on your computer, please enable the “PS/2
Simulator” option in UEFI SETUP UTILITY > Advanced > USB Coniguration, which
allows the USB port to function as a PS/2 port, and then you can install the Windows® 7
OS. Please set PS/S Simulator back to disabled ater the installation.
You’ve got nothing:
If you do not have an optical disc drive, please ind another computer and follow the
instructions below to create a new ISO ile with the “Win7 USB Patcher”. hen use the new
patched Windows® 7 installation USB drive to install Windows® 7 OS.
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Instructions
Step 1
Insert the Windows® 7 installation disk or USB drive to your system.
Step 2
Extract the tool (Win7 USB Patcher) and launch it.
Step 3
Select the “Win7 Folder” from Step1 by clicking the red circle as shown as the picture
below.
Step 4
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Select the “USB Driver Folder” by clicking the red circle as shown as the picture below.
If you are using ASRock’s Support CD for the USB 3.0 driver, please select your CD-ROM.
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Step 5
Select where to save the ISO ile by pressing the red circle as shown as the picture below.
Step 6
If you want to burn the patched image to a CD, please check “Burn Image” and select “Target
Device to Burn”. If not, the patched ISO image will be exported to the destination selected
in Step5. hen Press “Start” to proceed.
Step 7
Now you are able to install Windows® 7 on Braswell or Skylake with the new burned CD.
Or please use the patched ISO image to make an OS USB drive to install the OS.
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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
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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he top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
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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.
Navigation Key(s)
+ / -
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>
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Description
Go to the bottom of the screen
<F1>
To display the General Help Screen
<F5>
Add / Remove Favorite
<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
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Display your collection of BIOS items. Press F5 to add/remove your favorite items.
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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.
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.
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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.
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CPU Coniguration
Multi Core Enhancement
Improve the system's performance by forcing the CPU to perform the highest
frequency on all CPU cores simultaneously. Disable to reduce power consumption .
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.
Minimum CPU Cache Ratio
Set the minimum CPU Internal Bus Speed Ratio.
BCLK 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.
BCLK Step
Conigure the BCLK Step Value.
BCLK Reset Range
Conigure the BCLK Reset Range.
Spread Spectrum
Enable Spread Spectrum to reduce electromagnetic interference for passing EMI
tests. Disable to achieve higher clock speeds when overclocking.
CPU Amplitude
Conigure the CPU Amplitude.
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Boot Performance Mode
Select the performance state that the BIOS will set before OS handof.
Reliability Stress Restrictor
Disable or Enable Reliability Stress Restrictor feature.
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FCLK Frequency
Conigure the FCLK Frequency.
Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel SpeedStep technology allows processors to switch between multiple frequencies and voltage points for better power saving and heat dissipation.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology enables the processor to run above its base operating
frequency when the operating system requests the highest performance state.
Long Duration Power Limit
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.
System Agent Current Limit
Conigure the current limit of the system agent. A lower limit can protect the CPU
and save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
CPU Core Current Limit
Conigure the current limit of the CPU core. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
GT Slice Current Limit
Conigure the current limit of the GT slice. A lower limit can protect the CPU and
save power, while a higher limit may improve performance.
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GT Slice Frequency
Conigure the frequency of the integrated Slice GPU.
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DRAM Coniguration
DRAM Tweaker
Fine tune the DRAM settings by leaving marks in checkboxes. Click OK to conirm and
apply your new settings.
DRAM Timing Coniguration
Load XMP Setting
Load XMP settings to overclock the memory and perform beyond standard speciications.
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 Frequency OC Preset
If the DRAM frequency is selected, the corresponding DRAM and BCLK frequency for
overclocking will be set.
Primary Timing
CAS# Latency (tCL)
he time between sending a column address to the memory and the beginning of the data
in response.
RAS# to CAS# Delay and Row Precharge (tRCDtRP) O
RAS# to CAS# Delay : he number of clock cycles required between the opening of
a row of memory and accessing columns within it.
Row Precharge: he number of clock cycles required between the issuing of the
precharge command and opening the next row.
RAS# Active Time (tRAS)
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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.
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Secondary Timing
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_L)
he number of clocks between two rows activated in diferent banks of the same
rank.
RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD_S)
he number of clocks between two rows activated in diferent banks of the same
rank.
Write to Read Delay (tWTR_L)
he number of clocks between the last valid write operation and the next read command to
the same internal bank.
Write to Read Delay (tWTR_S)
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)
he time window in which four activates are allowed the same rank.
CAS Write Latency (tCWL)
Conigure CAS Write Latency.
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Third Timing
tREFI
Conigure refresh cycles at an average periodic interval.
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tCKE
Conigure the period of time the DDR4 initiates a minimum of one refresh
command internally once it enters Self-Refresh mode.
tRDRD_sg
Conigure between module read to read delay.
tRDRD_dg
Conigure between module read to read delay.
tRDRD_dr
Conigure between module read to read delay.
tRDRD_dd
Conigure between module read to read delay.
tRDWR_sg
Conigure between module read to write delay.
tRDWR_dg
Conigure between module read to write delay.
tRDWR_dr
Conigure between module read to write delay.
tRDWR_dd
Conigure between module read to write delay.
tWRRD_sg
Conigure between module write to read delay.
tWRRD_dg
Conigure between module write to read delay.
tWRRD_dr
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Conigure between module write to read delay.
tWRRD_dd
Conigure between module write to read delay.
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tWRWR_sg
Conigure between module write to write delay.
tWRWR_dg
Conigure between module write to write delay.
tWRWR_dr
Conigure between module write to write delay.
tWRWR_dd
Conigure between module write to write delay.
RTL (CH A)
Conigure round trip latency for channel A.
RTL (CH B)
Conigure round trip latency for channel B.
IO-L (CH A)
Conigure IO latency for channel A.
IO-L (CH B)
Conigure IO latency for channel B.
Fourth Timing
twRPRE
Conigure twRPRE.
Write_Early_ODT
Conigure Write_Early_ODT.
tAONPD
Conigure tAONPD.
tXP
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Conigure tXP.
tXPDLL
Conigure tXPDLL.
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tPRPDEN
Conigure tPRPDEN.
tRDPDEN
Conigure tRDPDEN.
twRPDEN
Conigure twRPDEN.
OREF_RI
Conigure OREF_RI.
tREFIx9
Conigure tREFIx9.
txSDLL
Conigure txSDLL.
txs_ofset
Conigure txs_ofset.
tZQOPER
Conigure tZQOPER.
tMOD
Conigure tMOD.
ZQCS_period
Conigure ZQCS_period.
tZQCS
Conigure tZQCS.
Advanced Setting
ODT WR (CH A)
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Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel A.
ODT WR (CH B)
Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel B.
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ODT PARK (CH A)
Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' PARK for channel A.
ODT PARK (CH B)
Conigure the memory on die termination resistors' PARK for channel B.
ODT NOM (CH A)
Use this to change ODT (CH A) Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
ODT NOM (CH B)
Use this to change ODT (CH B) Auto/Manual settings. he default is [Auto].
MRC Fast Boot
Enable Memory Fast Boot to skip DRAM memory training for booting faster.
Voltage Coniguration
Power Saving Mode
Enable Power Saving Mode to reduce power consumption.
CPU Vcore Voltage
Conigure the voltage for the CPU Vcore.
CPU Load-Line Calibration
CPU Load-Line Calibration helps prevent CPU voltage droop when the system is
under heavy load.
GT Voltage
Conigure the voltage for the integrated GPU.
SET OV
his funtion allows override of normal operation to overvoltage of 2.455.
GT Load-Line Calibration
GT Load-Line Calibration helps prevent integrated GPU voltage droop when the
system is under heavy load.
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DRAM Voltage
Use this to conigure DRAM Voltage. he default value is [Auto].
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DRAM Activating Power Supply
Conigure the voltage for the DRAM Activating Power Supply.
PCH +1.0 Voltage
Conigure the chipset voltage (1.0V).
VCCIO Voltage
Conigure the voltage for the VCCIO.
VCC PLL Voltage
Conigure the chipset voltage (1.50V).
VCCSA Voltage
Conigure the voltage for the VCCSA.
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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4.4 Advanced Screen
In this section, you may set the conigurations for the following items: CPU
Coniguration, Chipset Coniguration, Storage Coniguration, Intel® hunderbolt,
Super IO Coniguration, ACPI Coniguration, USB Coniguration and Trusted
Computing.
Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.
UEFI Coniguration
Active Page on Entry
Select the default page when entering the UEFI setup utility.
Full HD UEFI
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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.
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4.4.1 CPU Coniguration
Intel Hyper Threading Technology
Intel Hyper hreading Technology allows multiple threads to run on each core, so
that the overall performance on threaded sotware is improved.
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.
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.
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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.
PCIE4 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE4.
PCIE6 Link Speed
Select the link speed for PCIE6.
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PCIE ASPM Support
his option enables/disables the ASPM support for all CPU downstream devices.
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PCH PCIE ASPM Support
his option enables/disables the ASPM support for all PCH PCIE devices.
DMI ASPM Support
his option enables/disables the control of ASPM on CPU side of the DMI Link.
PCH DMI ASPM Support
his option enables/disables the ASPM support for all PCH DMI devices.
Share Memory
Conigure the size of memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor when
the system boots up.
IGPU Multi-Monitor
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.
Inte(R) Ethernet Connection I219-V
Enable or disable the onboard network interface controller (Intel® I219V).
Inte(R) Ethernet Connection I211
Enable or disable the onboard network interface controller (Intel® I211AT).
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.
WAN Radio
Enable/disable the WiFi module's connectivity.
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Deep Sleep
Conigure deep sleep mode for power saving when the computer is shut down.
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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.
Onboard Debug Port LED
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Enable/disable the onboard Dr. Debug LED.
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4.4.3 Storage Coniguration
SATA Controller(s)
Enable/disable the SATA controllers.
SATA Mode Selection
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
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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ASMedia SATA3 Mode
IDE: For better compatibility.
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AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
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4.4.4 Intel® Thunderbolt™ 2
Intel(R) Thunderbolt Technonogy
Enable/Disable the Intel(R) hunderbolt function.
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4.4.5 Super IO Coniguration
Serial Port
Enable or disable the Serial port.
Serial Port Address
Select the address of the Serial port.
PS2 Y-Cable
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Enable the PS2 Y-Cable or set this option to Auto.
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4.4.6 ACPI Coniguration
Suspend to RAM
Select disable for ACPI suspend type S1. It is recommended to select auto for ACPI
S3 power saving.
ACPI HEPT Table
Enable the High Precision Event Timer for better performance.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PS/2 Keyboard.
PCIE Devices Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by a PCIE device and enable wake on LAN.
Ring-In Power On
Allow the system to be waked up by onboard COM port modem Ring-In signals.
RTC Alarm Power On
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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.
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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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4.4.7 USB Coniguration
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.
Port 60/64 Emulation
Enable the support of I/O port 60h/64h emulation. his should be enabled for the
complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB aware OS.
*Enable this option if you install Windows 7.
Third Party USB 3.1 Controller
Enable or disable all of the USB 3.1 ports controlled by hird Party chips.
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4.4.8 Trusted Computing
Security Device Support
English
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.
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Easy Driver Installer
For users that don’t have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support
CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver
to your system via an USB storage device, then downloads and installs the other
required drivers automatically.
Boot Manager
Boot Manager is speciically designed for the dual OS platform/multi-OS platform
users to easily customize and manage the boot menu.
*Please connect more than one boot devices to use this tool.
Boot Manager
Enable/disable the Boot Manager.
Boot Manager Timeout
Enable/disable the Boot Manager Timeout.
Timeout Seconds
Conigure the number of seconds to wait for the Boot Manager.
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Dehumidiier Function
If Dehumidiier Function is enabled, the computer will power on automatically to
dehumidify the system ater entering S4/S5 state.
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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
Instant Flash
Save UEFI iles in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your
UEFI.
Internet Flash - DHCP (Auto IP), Auto
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.
Secure Backup UEFI
Whenever one of the ROM images are outdated or corrupted, switch to the other
lash ROM and execute Secure Backup UEFI to duplicate the current working ROM
image to the secondary lash ROM.
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Network Coniguration
Use this to conigure internet connection settings for Internet Flash.
Internet Setting
Enable or disable sound efects in the setup utility.
UEFI Download Server
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Select a server to download the UEFI irmware.
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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.
Fan-Tastic Tuning
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.
CPU Fan 1 Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Fans 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
CPU Fan 2 Setting
Select a fan mode for CPU Fans 2, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 1 Setting
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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 1 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 1.
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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.
Chassis Fan 2 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 2.
Chassis Fan 3 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 3, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 3 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 3.
Chassis Fan 4 Setting
Select a fan mode for Chassis Fan 4, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures
and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
Chassis Fan 4 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 4.
Over Temperature Protection
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When Over Temperature Protection is enabled, the system automatically shuts
down when the motherboard is overheated.
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4.7 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
Use this item to enable or disable support for Windows 8.1 Secure Boot.
Intel(R) Platform Trust Technology
Enable/disable Intel PTT in ME. Disable this option to use discrete TPM Module.
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4.8 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
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
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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.
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CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
CSM
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless
you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8.1 64-bit and all of your
devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM for faster boot speed.
Launch PXE OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not
execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.
Launch Storage OpROM Policy
Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not
execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.
Launch Video OpROM Policy
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Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy
only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Select Do not launch to not
execute both legacy and UEFI option ROM.
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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.
Launch EFI Shell from ilesystem device
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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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