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Version 1.1

Published October 2014

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his device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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he Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations passed by the

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

1.1 Package Contents

1.2 Speciications

1.3 Motherboard Layout

1.4 I/O Panel

Chapter 2 Installation

2.1 Installing the CPU

2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink

2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)

2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)

2.5 Jumpers Setup

2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors

Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation

3.1 Installing Drivers

3.2 A-Tuning

3.3 Intel® Rapid Start Technology

3.4 Intel® Smart Connect Technology

3.5 ASRock APP Shop

3.5.1 UI Overview

3.5.2 Apps

3.5.3 BIOS & Drivers

3.5.4 Setting

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Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY

4.1 Introduction

4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar

4.1.2 Navigation Keys

4.2 Main Screen

4.3 OC Tweaker Screen

4.4 Advanced Screen

4.4.1 CPU Coniguration

4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration

4.4.3 Storage Coniguration

4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology

4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology

4.4.6 Super IO Coniguration

4.4.7 ACPI Coniguration

4.4.8 USB Coniguration

4.4.9 Trusted Computing

4.5 Tools

4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen

4.7 Boot Screen

4.8 Security Screen

4.9 Exit Screen

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Chapter 1 Introduction

hank you for purchasing ASRock Z97 Anniversary 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 Z97 Anniversary Motherboard (ATX Form Factor)

• ASRock Z97 Anniversary Quick Installation Guide

• ASRock Z97 Anniversary Support CD

• 2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)

• 1 x I/O Panel Shield

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1.2 Speciications

Platform

• ATX Form Factor

• Solid Capacitor design

• High Density Glass Fabric PCB

CPU

Chipset

• Supports 5 th

Generation Intel® Core

TM

i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/

Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)

• Supports New 4 th

and 4 th

Generation Intel® Xeon®/Core

TM

i7/ i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)

• Digi Power design

• 4 Power Phase design

• Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology

• Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs

• Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking

• Intel® Z97

Memory

Expansion

Slot

Graphics

• Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology

• 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots

• Supports DDR3 3100+(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/

2133(OC)/1866(OC)/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

• 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2: x16 mode)

• 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots

• 2 x PCI Slots

• 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® InTru

TM

3D, Intel® Clear Video HD

Technology, Intel® Insider

TM

, Intel® HD Graphics 4400/4600

• Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11.1

• Max. shared memory 1792MB

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• Supports HDMI 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 HDMI Port

• Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with HDMI

Port

Audio

LAN

Rear Panel

I/O

• 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio Codec)

* To conigure 7.1 CH audio, please use an HD front panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver.

• Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection)

• ELNA Audio Caps

• 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 HDMI Port

• 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full

Spike Protection))

• 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full

Spike Protection))

• 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED

LED)

• HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

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Storage

Connector

BIOS

Feature

Hardware

Monitor

OS

Certiications

• 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

• 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 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))

• 64Mb 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

• CPU/Chassis temperature sensing

• CPU/Chassis/Power 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

• Microsot® Windows® 10 64-bit / 8.1 32-bit / 8.1 64-bit / 8 32-bit

/ 8 64bit / 7 32-bit / 7 64-bit

• 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

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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.

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

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PWR_FAN1

2 3 4

ATX12V1

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24

23

25

USB 3.0

T: USB0

B: USB1

USB 3.0

T: USB2

B: USB3

Top:

RJ-45

PCIE1

CPU_FAN2

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CPU_FAN1

LAN

Audio

CODEC

1

HD_AUDIO1

RoHS

CMOS

Battery

PCIE2

PCI Express 3.0

Front USB 3.0

PCIE3

Intel

Z97

PCIE4

Super

I/O

PCI1

64Mb

BIOS

1

COM1

PCI2

CLRCMOS1

1 1

SPEAKER1

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TPMS1

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USB4_5

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USB2_3

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PLED1

PLED PWRBTN

CHA_FAN1

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HDLED RESET

PANEL1

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No. Description

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 CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN2)

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No. Description

1 USB 2.0 Ports (USB01)

2 LAN RJ-45 Port*

3 Line In (Light Blue)

4 Front Speaker (Lime)

5 Microphone (Pink)

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No. Description

6 USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_23)

7 USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_01)

8 HDMI Port

9 PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port

* 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

Status

Of

Blinking

On

Description

No Link

Data Activity

Link

Speed LED

Status

Of

Orange

Green

Description

10Mbps connection

100Mbps connection

1Gbps connection

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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 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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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.

2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink

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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

DDR3_A1 Priority

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2

3

Populated

Populated

DDR3_A2

Populated

Populated

DDR3_B1

Populated

Populated

DDR3_B2

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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2.4 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:

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+

PLED-

PWRBTN#

GND

1

GND

RESET#

GND

HDLED-

HDLED+

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.

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)

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)

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)

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PLED-

PLED+

PLED+

Please connect the chassis power LED to this header to indicate the system’s power status.

hese six SATA3 connectors support SATA data cables for internal storage devices with up to

6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.

USB_PWR

P-

P+

GND

DUMMY

1

P+

P-

USB_PWR

GND

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.

Vbus

IntA_PA_SSRX-

IntA_PA_SSRX+

GND

IntA_PA_SSTX-

IntA_PA_SSTX+

GND

IntA_PA_D-

IntA_PA_D+

1

IntA_PB_SSRX-

IntA_PB_SSRX+

GND

IntA_PB_SSTX-

IntA_PB_SSTX+

GND

IntA_PB_D-

IntA_PB_D+

Dummy

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.

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 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”.

Chassis Speaker Header

(4-pin SPEAKER1)

(see p.6, No. 20)

Chassis and Power Fan

Connectors

(4-pin CHA_FAN1)

(see p.6, No. 14)

(4-pin CHA_FAN2)

(see p.6, No. 7)

(3-pin PWR_FAN1)

(see p.6, No. 1)

DUMMY SPEAKER

1

+5V DUMMY

Please connect the chassis speaker to this header.

GND

+12V

FAN_SPEED

FAN_SPEED_CONTROL

1

2

3

4

GND

+12V

FAN_SPEED

FAN_SPEED_CONTROL

FAN_SPEED

+12V

GND

Please connect fan cables to the fan connectors and match the black wire to the ground pin.

CPU Fan Connectors

(4-pin CPU_FAN1)

(see p.6, No. 24)

(3-pin CPU_FAN2)

(see p.6, No. 25)

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2

3

4

GND

+12V

FAN_SPEED

FAN_SPEED_CONTROL

GND

FAN_VOLTAGE

FAN_SPEED 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.6, No. 5)

ATX 12V Power

Connector

(8-pin ATX12V1)

(see p.6, No. 2)

Serial Port Header

(9-pin COM1)

(see p.6, No. 22)

TPM Header

(17-pin TPMS1)

(see p.6, No. 19)

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12

24

1 13

8 5

4 1

RRXD1

DDTR#1

DDSR#1

CCTS#1

1

RRI#1

RRTS#1

GND

TTXD1

DDCD#1 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.

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.

his COM1 header supports a serial port module.

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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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

Choose an operation mode for your computer.

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Tools

Various tools and utilities.

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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.

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

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.

Live Update

Check for newer versions of BIOS or drivers.

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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

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.

here are certain risks. Please backup any important data before operating to avoid loss.

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. 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

Double-click the Intel® Rapid Start Technology Manager icon in the Windows 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

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.

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2. Windows system will enter sleep state.

3. According to your settings in Rapid Start Technology Manager, the system will automatically wake up and enable Rapid Start mode ater entering sleep

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4. 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.

1. Press Win + R simultaneously in Windows 8/7, type "Regedit" into the word box then click OK.

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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

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

1. 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.

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.

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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.

Step 3

If you want to install the app, click on the red icon to start downloading.

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Step 4

When installation completes, you can ind the green "Installed" icon appears on the upper right corner.

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 to start upgrading.

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.

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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

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

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

Control lets you conigure what a click on the start button or a press on the

Windows key does.

Desktop

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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

Displays information about Start8.

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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:

Main

For setting system time/date information

OC Tweaker

For overclocking conigurations

Advanced

Tool

H/W Monitor

Boot

Security

Exit

For advanced system conigurations

Useful tools

Displays current hardware status

For coniguring boot settings and boot priority

For security settings

Exit the current screen or the UEFI Setup Utility

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) Description

+ / -

To change option for the selected items

<Tab>

<PGUP>

Switch to next function

Go to the previous page

<PGDN>

<HOME>

<END>

<F1>

Go to the next page

Go to the top of the screen

Go to the bottom of the screen

To display the General Help Screen

<F7>

<F9>

<F10>

<F12>

<ESC>

Discard changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY

Load optimal default values for all the settings

Save changes and exit the SETUP UTILITY

Print screen

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.

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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".

4.3 OC Tweaker Screen

In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.

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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. his option appears only when you adopt K-Series CPU.

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

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

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.

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.

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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.

DRAM Timing Coniguration

Load XMP Setting

Load XMP settings to overclock the DDR3 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

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and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.

DRAM Performance Mode

Choose high performance mode to increase memory performance. Use default settings for better system stability.

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DRAM Tweaker

Fine tune the DRAM settings by leaving marks in checkboxes. Click OK to conirm and apply your new settings.

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 (tRCD)

he number of clock cycles required between the opening of a row of memory and 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.

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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)

he time window in which four activates are allowed the same rank.

CAS Write Latency (tCWL)

Conigure CAS Write Latency.

tREFI

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.

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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.

tRDWRDR

Conigure between module read to write delay from diferent ranks.

tRDWRDD

Conigure between module read to write delay from diferent DIMMs.

RTL (CHA)

Conigure round trip latency for channel A.

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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.

FIVR Coniguration

FIVR Switch Frequency Signature

Select whether to boost or lower the FIVR Switch Frequency.

FIVR Switch Frequency Ofset

Conigure the percentage of frequency boost or deduction.

Vcore Override Voltage

Add voltage to the Vcore when the system is under heavy load.

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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

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.

DRAM Voltage

Use this to conigure DRAM Voltage.

PCH 1.05V Voltage

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.

4.4.1 CPU Coniguration

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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

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.

4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration

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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

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.

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.

4.4.3 Storage Coniguration

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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

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.

4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology

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Intel

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Rapid Start Technology

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

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Smart Connect Technology

Intel

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Smart Connect Technology automatically updates your email and social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. while the computer is in sleep mode.

4.4.6 Super IO Coniguration

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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

Select the address of the Serial port.

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4.4.7 ACPI Coniguration

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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.

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

Allow the system to be waked up by an USB mouse.

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4.4.8 USB Coniguration

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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

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

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

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.

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Internet Setting

Enable or disable sound efects in the setup utility.

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

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.

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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

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

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)

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CSM

Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless you’re running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8.1/8 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

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.

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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.

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

ASRock Incorporation

2F., No.37, Sec. 2, Jhongyang S. Rd., Beitou District,

Taipei City 112, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

ASRock EUROPE B.V.

Bijsterhuizen 3151

6604 LV Wijchen he Netherlands

Phone: +31-24-345-44-33

Fax: +31-24-345-44-38

ASRock America, Inc.

13848 Magnolia Ave, Chino, CA91710

U.S.A.

Phone: +1-909-590-8308

Fax: +1-909-590-1026

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