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MSRock 


HO/M 


User Manual 


Version 1.0 
Published October 2010 
Copyright02010 ASRock ING. All rights reserved. 


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Disclaimer: 

Speci cations and information contained in this manual are furnished for informa- 
tional use only and subject to change without notice, and should not be constructed 
as a commitment by ASRock. ASRock assumes no responsibility for any errors or 
omissions that may appear in this manual. 

With respect to the contents of this manual, ASRock does not provide warranty of 
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In no event shall ASRock, its directors, of cers, employees, or agents be liable for 
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol- 


lowing two conditions: 

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

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


CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY 

The Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic 
substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations 
passed by the California Legislature. When you discard the Lithium battery in Cali- 
fornia, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance. 

“Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see 


www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate” 


ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com 


Contents 


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2.7 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features................ 21 
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2.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors `. 25 
2.10 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks 

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2.12 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII 
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2.13 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA3 HDDs .... 31 
2.14 SATA/ SATAII / SATA3 HDD Hot Plug Feature and 


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2.15 Driver Installation Guide `... 34 
2.16 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 

64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID Functions _.............. 34 

2.16.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID 

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2.16.2 Setting Up a “RAID Ready” System..............00. 35 
2.16.3 Migrating a "RAID Ready” System to RAID 0, 

RAID 1 OP E EE 36 

2.16.4 Installing Windows” 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / 

Vista™ 64-bit With RAID Eunchlons 37 

2.17 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit 

I XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions _.................. 38 

2.17.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID 

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Chapter 1: Introduction 


Thank you for purchasing ASRock H67M motherboard, a reliable motherboard 
produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent 
performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and 
endurance. 

In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step- 
by-step guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the con guration 
guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD. 


Because the motherboard speci cations and the BIOS software might be 
updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without no- 
tice. In case any modi cations of this manual occur, the updated version 
will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You may nd 
the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website as well. 
ASRock website _ http:/Awww.asrock.com 

If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit 
our website for speci c information about the model you are using. 


www.asrock.com/support/index.asp 





1.1 Package Contents 
ASRock H67M Motherboard 
(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 8.6-in, 24.4 cm x 21.8 cm) 
ASRock H67M Quick Installation Guide 
ASRock H67M Support CD 
2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional) 
1 x I/O Panel Shield 
1 x 3D Red/Cyan Anaglyph Glasses (Optional) 


ASRock Reminds You... 

To get better performance in Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64- 
bit, it is recommended to set the BIOS option in Storage Con guration to 
AHCI mode. For the BIOS setup, please refer to the “User Manual” in our 
support CD for details. 





1.2 Specifications 


- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 8.6-in, 24.4 cm x 21.8 cm 
- All Solid Capacitor design 


CPU - Supports 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 in 
LGA1155 Package 
- 4+ 1 Power Phase Design 
- Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology 
- Supports K-Series unlocked CPU 
- Supports Hyper-Threading Technology (see CAUTION 1) 


Memory - Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2) 
- 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots 
- Supports DDR3 1333/1066 non-ECC, un-buffered 
memory 
- Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB (see CAUTION 3) 


Expansion Slot - 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode) 
- 2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots 


- 1x PCI slot 
* Requires a Processor with Intel? Graphics Technology 
- Intel® HD Graphics 2000/3000 


- Pixel Shader 4.1, DirectX 10.1 

- Max. shared memory 1759MB (see CAUTION 4) 

- Three VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI 
(see CAUTION 5) 

- Supports HDMI 1.4a Technology with max. resolution up to 
1920x1200 @ 60Hz 

- Supports DVI with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz 

- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 


- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and 
HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI 
(Compliant HDMI monitor is required) (see CAUTION 6) 

- Supports Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D with HDMI 1.4a 

- Supports HDCP function with DVI and HDMI ports 

- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback 
with DVI and HDMI ports 

- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection 
(Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec) 

- Premium Blu-ray audio support 





LAN - PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s 
- Realtek RTL8111E 
- Supports Wake-On-LAN 
- Supports LAN Cable Detection 
- Supports Energy Ef cient Ethernet 802.3az 


Rear Panel I/O I/O Panel 

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port 

- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port 

- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port 

- 1 x HDMI Port 

- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port 

- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports 

- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports 

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

- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/Line in/Front 
Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 7) 


SATA3 - 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, 
RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and Intel Rapid Storage), NCQ, 
AHCI and "Hot Plug" functions 
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports by Etron EJ168A, support 
KE o O 
Connector - 4 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID O, 
RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and Intel Rapid Storage), NCQ, 
AHCI and Hot Plug functions 
- 2 x SATA3 6.0Gb/s connectors 
- 1 x Floppy connector 
- 1x IR header 
- 1 x CIR header 
- 1 x Print port header 
- 1 x COM port header 
- 1x HDMI_SPDIF header 
- 1 x Power LED header 
- CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector 
- 24 pin ATX power connector 
- 8 pin 12V power connector 
- Front panel audio connector 
- 3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports) 


BIOS Feature - 64Mb AMI BIOS 
- AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support 
- Supports “Plug and Play” 





- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events 
- Supports jumperfree 
- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support 
- IGPU, DRAM, PCH, CPU PLL, VTT, VCCSA Voltage 
Multi-adjustment 
Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), ASRock 
Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; 
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial) 
Unique Feature - ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) (see CAUTION 8) 
- Instant Boot 
- ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 9) 
- ASRock AIWI (see CAUTION 10) 
- ASRock APP Charger (see CAUTION 11) 
- SmartView (see CAUTION 12) 
- Hybrid Booster: 
- ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 13) 
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.) 
- Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.) (see CAUTION 14) 
- Good Night LED 
Hardware - CPU Temperature Sensing 
Monitor - Chassis Temperature Sensing 
- CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer 
- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan (Allow Chassis Fan Speed 
Auto-Adjust by CPU or MB Temperature) 
- CPU Fan Multi-Speed Control 
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore 
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit 
/ XP / XP 64-bit compliant 
Certifications - FCC, CE, WHQL 


- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required) 
(see CAUTION 15) 
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http:/Awww.asrock.com 





WARNING 

Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including 
adjusting the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or 
using the third-party overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system 
stability, or even cause damage to the components and devices of your system. 

It should be done at your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible 
damage caused by overclocking. 


CAUTION! 


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About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”, please check page 
43. 

This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before 
you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the 
installation guide of memory modules on page 19 for proper installation. 
Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be 
less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 7 / 
Vista™ / XP. For Windows® OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limita- 
tion. 

The maximum shared memory size is de ned by the chipset vendor and 
is subject to change. Please check Intel® website for the latest informa- 
tion. 

You can choose to use two of the three monitors only. D-Sub, DVI-D and- 
HDMI monitors cannot be enabled at the same time. Besides, with the 
DVI-to-HDMI adapter, the DVI-D port can support the same features as 
HDMIport. 

xvYCC and Deep Color are only supported under Windows® 7 64-bit / 
7. Deep Color mode will be enabled only if the display supports 12bpc 
in EDID. HBR is supported under Windows® 7 64-bit / 7 / Vista™ 64-bit / 
visar 

For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono 
modes. For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-chan- 
nel, 6-channel, and 8-channel modes. Please check the table on page 13 
for proper connection. 

ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one tool to ne-tune 
different system functions in a user-friendly interface, which is including 
Hardware Monitor, Fan Control, Overclocking, OC DNA and IES. In 
Hardware Monitor, it shows the major readings of your system. In Fan 
Control, it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. In 
Overclocking, you are allowed to overclock CPU frequency for optimal 
system performance. In OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a 
pro le and share with your friends. Your friends then can load the OC 
pro le to their own system to get the same OC settings. In IES (Intelligent 
Energy Saver), the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output 
phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle without 
sacrificing computing performance. Please visit our website for the 
operation procedures of ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU). 

ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com 

ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS ash utility embedded in Flash ROM. 
This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS 
without entering operating systems rst like MS-DOS or Windows”. With 
this utility, you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2> key to 
BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. Just launch this tool 
and save the new BIOS le to your USB ash drive, oppy disk or hard 


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drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without prepar- 
ing an additional oppy diskette or other complicated ash utility. Please 
be noted that the USB ash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 le 
system. 

To experience intuitive motion controlled games is no longer only avail- 
able at Wii. ASRock AIWI utility introduces a new way of PC gaming 
operation. ASRock AIWI is the world's rst utility to turn your iPhone/iPod 
touch as a game joystick to control your PC games. All you have to do is 
just to install the ASRock AIWI utility either from ASRock of cial website 
or ASRock software support CD to your motherboard, and also download 
the free AIWI Lite from App store to your iPhone/iPod touch. Connecting 
your PC and apple devices via Bluetooth or WiFi networks, then you can 
start experiencing the exciting motion controlled games. Also, please do 
not forget to pay attention to ASRock of cial website regularly, we will 
continuously provide you the most up-do-date supported games! 
ASRock website: http:/Awww.asrock.com/Feature/Aiwi/index.asp 

If you desire a faster, less restricted way of charging your Apple devices, 
such as iPhone/iPod/iPad Touch, ASRock has prepared a wonderful 
solution for you - ASRock APP Charger. Simply installing the APP Char- 
ger driver, it makes your iPhone charged much quickly from your com- 
puter and up to 40% faster than before. ASRock APP Charger allows you 
to quickly charge many Apple devices simultaneously and even supports 
continuous charging when your PC enters into Standby mode (S1), Sus- 
pend to RAM (S3), hibernation mode (S4) or power off (S5). With APP 
Charger driver installed, you can easily enjoy the marvelous charging 
experience than ever. 

ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/Feature/AppCharger/index.asp 
SmartView, a new function of internet browser, is the smart start page for 
IE that combines your most visited web sites, your history, your Facebook 
friends and your real-time newsfeed into an enhanced view for a more 
personal Internet experience. ASRock motherboards are exclusively 
equipped with the SmartView utility that helps you keep in touch with 
friends on-the-go. To use SmartView feature, please make sure your 
OS version is Windows® 7 / 7 64 bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64 bit, and your 
browser version is IE8. ASRock website: http:/Awww.asrock.com/Feature/ 
SmartView/index.asp 

While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown. 
Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the 
motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it 
back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal 
grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC sys- 
tem. 

Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.) provides the exible option to adopt three 
different CPU cooler types, Socket LGA 775, LGA 1155 and LGA 1156. 
Please be noticed that not all the 775 and 1156 CPU Fan can be used. 


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15. EuP, stands for Energy Using Product, was a provision regulated by Eu- 
ropean Union to de ne the power consumption for the completed system. 
According to EuP, the total AC power of the completed system shall be 
under 1.00W in off mode condition. To meet EuP standard, an EuP ready 
motherboard and an EuP ready power supply are required. According to 
Intel’s suggestion, the EuP ready power supply must meet the standard 
of 5v standby power ef ciency is higher than 50% under 100 mA current 
consumption. For EuP ready power supply selection, we recommend you 
checking with the power supply manufacturer for more details. 


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CPU Fan Connector (CPU FAN1) 

ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1) 
1155-Pin CPU Socket 

2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots 

(Dual Channel: DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1, Blue) 
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1) 
Infrared Module Header (IR1) 

SATA3 Connector (SATA3 0, White) 
SATA3 Connector (SATA3 1, White) 
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1) 
64Mb SPI Flash 

Intel H67 Chipset 

SATA2 Connector (SATA2 3, Blue) 
SATA2 Connector (SATA2 2, Blue) 
SATA2 Connector (SATA2 4, Blue) 
SATA2 Connector (SATA2 5, Blue) 
Power LED Header (PLED1) 

Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1) 
System Panel Header (PANEL1, White) 


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USB 2.0 Header (USB8 9, Blue) 

USB 2.0 Header (USB10_11, Blue) 
Chassis Speaker Header 

(SPEAKER 1, White) 

USB 2.0 Header (USB6 7, Blue) 
Consumer Infrared Module Header 
(CIR1) 

Print Port Header (LPT1, White) 
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1) 

COM Port Header (COM1) 

Front Panel Audio Header 

(HD AUDIO1, White) 

HDMI SPDIF Header 

(HDMI SPDIF1, White) 

PCI Slot (PCI) 

PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot (PCIE3, White) 
PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slot (PCIE2, White) 
PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slot (PCIE1, Blue) 
Power Fan Connector (PWR FAN1) 


1.4 I/O Panel 





1 USB 2.0 Ports (USB01) 8 Front Speaker (Lime) 
2  VGA/D-Sub Port 9 Microphone (Pink) 
*3 LAN RJ-45 Port 10 USB2.0 Ports (USB45) 
4 Central / Bass (Orange) 11 USB 3.0 Ports (USB23) 
5 Rear Speaker (Black) 12 VGA/HDMI Port 
6 Optical SPDIF Out Port 13 VGA/DVI-D Port 
7 Line In (Light Blue) 14 PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple) 


* There are two LED next to the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED 
indications. 
LAN Port LED Indications 
Activity/Link LED SPEED LED ar ag ee 
Description Description 
No Link 10Mbps connection 
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Blinking| Data Activity 100Mbps connection 
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LAN Port 


** If you use 2-channel speaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. 
See the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use. 
TABLE for Audio Output Connection 
Audio Output Channels |Front Speaker | Rear Speaker Central / Bass Line In or 
(No. 4) Side Speaker 
(No. 7) 





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To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front 


panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will nd “Mixer” tool on your system. 
Please select “Mixer ToolBox” Ka click "Enable playback multi-streaming”, and click 


“ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH’”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA 


Primary output” to use Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek 
HDA Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio. 


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Chapter 2: Installation. 


This is a Micro ATX form factor (9.6" x 8.6", 24.4 x 21.8 cm) motherboard. Before 
you install the motherboard, study the con guration of your chassis to ensure that 
the motherboard ts into it. 


Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the 





motherboard. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and 
damages to motherboard components. 


2.1 Screw Holes 


Place screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the 
chassis. 


Do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard. 





2.2 Pre-installation Precautions 


Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components 
or change any motherboard settings. 


1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. 

2. To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity, 
NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Also 
remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object 
before you handle components. 

3. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs. 

4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or 
in the bag that comes with the component. 


Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power is 





switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. 
Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, 
and/or components. 


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2.3 CPU Installation 
For the installation of Intel 1155-Pin CPU, SS 
please follow the steps below. 





1155-Pin Socket Overview 


Before you insert the 1155-Pin CPU into the socket, please check if the 
CPU surface is unclean or if there is any bent pin on the socket. Do not 
force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found. Other- 
wise, the CPU will be seriously damaged. 





Step 1. Open the socket: 
Step 1-1. Disengaging the lever by depressing 
down and out on the hook to clear 
retention tab. 


Step 1-2. Rotate the load lever to fully open po- 
sition at approximately 135 degrees. 

Step 1-3. Rotate the load plate to fully open po- 
sition at approximately 100 degrees. 





Step 2. Remove PnP Cap (Pick and Place Cap). 





1. It is recommended to use the cap tab to handle and avoid kicking 
off the PnP cap. 

2. This cap must be placed if returning the motherboard for after 
service. 





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Step 3. Insert the 1155-Pin CPU: 
Step 3-1. Hold the CPU by the edge where is 
marked with black line. 





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Step 3-2. Orient the CPU with IHS (Integrated 

Heat Sink) up. Locate Pin1 and the 

two orientation key notches. 

orientation key notch alignment key 





Pin1 





alignment key 


orientation key notch 1155-Pin Socket 


1155-Pin CPU 


For proper inserting, please ensure to match the two orientation key 
notches of the CPU with the two alignment keys of the socket. 





Step 3-3. Carefully place the CPU into the 
socket by using a purely vertical mo- 
tion. 

Step 3-4. Verify that the CPU is within the sock- 
et and properly mated to the orient 





keys. 


Step 4. Close the socket: 
Step 4-1. Rotate the load plate onto the IHS. 
Step 4-2. While pressing down lightly on load 
plate, engage the load lever. 





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2.4 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink 


This motherboard is equipped with 1155-Pin socket that supports Intel 1155-Pin 
CPU. Please adopt the type of heatsink and cooling fan compliant with Intel 1155- 
Pin CPU to dissipate heat. Before you installed the heatsink, you need to spray 
thermal interface material between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat dis- 
sipation. Ensure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good 
contact with each other. Then connect the CPU fan to the CPU_FAN connector 
(CPU FAN1, see page 12, No. 1). 

For proper installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of your 
CPU fan and heatsink. 


Below is an example to illustrate the installation of the heatsink for 1155-Pin CPU. 
Step 1. Apply thermal interface material onto center of 
IHS on the socket surface. 


Step 2. Place the heatsink onto the socket. Ensure 
fan cables are oriented on side closest to the 
CPU fan connector on the motherboard (CPU 
FAN1, see page 12, No. 1). 

Step 3. Align fasteners with the motherboard through- 





holes. 

Step 4. Rotate the fastener clockwise, then press 
down on fastener caps with thumb to install 
and lock. Repeat with remaining fasteners. 





If you press down the fasteners without rotating them clockwise, the 
heatsink cannot be secured on the motherboard. 





Step 5. Connect fan header with the CPU fan connector on the motherboard. 
Step 6. Secure excess cable with tie-wrap to ensure cable does not interfere with 
fan operation or contact other components. 


Please be noticed that this motherboard supports Combo Cooler 
Option (C.C.O.), which provides the exible option to adopt three dif- 





ferent CPU cooler types, Socket LGA 775, LGA 1155 and LGA 1156. 


The white throughholes are for Socket LGA 
1155/1156 CPU fan. 





2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) 

This motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots, 
and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel configuration, 
you always need to install two identical (the same brand, speed, size and chip- 
type) memory modules in the DDR3 DIMM slots to activate Dual Channel Memory 
Technology. Otherwise, it will operate at single channel mode. 


dé Å 1. It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into 
| ; $ \ DDR3 slot;otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be 
damaged. 
2. If you install only one memory module or two non-identical 


memory modules, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel 
Memory Technology. 

3 Some DDR3 1GB double-sided DIMMs with 16 chips may not 
work on this motherboard. It is not recommended to install them 
on this motherboard. 


Installing a DIMM 


Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or 
removing DIMMs or the system components. 





Step 1. Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward. 
Step 2. Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the 
break on the slot. 





The DIMM only ts in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent 
damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot 
at incorrect orientation. 





Step 3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends 
fully snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated. 


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2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) 


There are 1 
PCI slots: 


PCIE slots: 


Installing 
Step 1. 


Step 2. 
Step 3. 
Step 4. 


Step 5. 
Step 6. 


PCI slot and 3 PCI Express slots on this motherboard. 
PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI 
interface. 


PCIE2 / PCIE3 (PCIE x1 slot; White) is used for PCI Express cards with 
x1 lane width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc. 

PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot; Blue) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width 
graphics cards. 


an expansion card 

Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power 
supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the 
documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware 
settings for the card before you start the installation. 

Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed 
in a chassis). 

Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the 
screws for later use. 

Align the card connector with the slot and press _ rmly until the card is 
completely seated on the slot. 

Fasten the card to the chassis with screws. 

Replace the system cover. 


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2.7 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features 


Dual Monitor Feature 

This motherboard supports dual monitor feature. With the internal VGA output sup- 
port (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI), you can easily enjoy the bene ts of dual monitor 
feature without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard. This mother- 
board also provides independent display controllers for DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI to 
support dual VGA output so that DVI-D, D-sub and HDMI can drive same or different 
display contents. 

To enable dual monitor feature, please follow the below steps: 


1. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub 
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, or connect HDMI monitor 
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel. 


VGA/D-Sub port 





VGA/DVI-D port HDMI port 


2. If you have installed onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system 
already, you can freely enjoy the bene ts of dual monitor function after your 
system boots. If you haven't installed onboard VGA driver yet, please install 
onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system and restart your 
computer. 


D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI monitors cannot be enabled at the same time. 
You can only choose the combination: DVI-D + HDMI, DVI-D + D-Sub, 
or HDMI + D-Sub. 





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Surround Display Feature 

This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal VGA output 
support (DVI-D, D-Sub and HDMI) and external add-on PCI Express VGA cards, 
you can easily enjoy the bene ts of surround display feature. 

Please refer to the following steps to set up a surround display environment: 


1. Install the PCI Express VGA card on PCIE1 slot. Please refer to page 20 for 
proper expansion card installation procedures for details. 

2. Connect DVI-D monitor cable to VGA/DVI-D port on the I/O panel, connect D-Sub 
monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel, or connect HDMI monitor 
cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel. Then connect other monitor cables to the 
corresponding connectors of the add-on PCI Express VGA card on PCIE1 slot. 

3. Boot your system. Press <F2> or <Del> to enter BIOS setup. Enter “Onboard 
VGA Share Memory” option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB], [64MB], 
[128MB], [256MB] or [512MB] to enable the function of VGA/D-sub. Please make 
sure that the value you select is less than the total capability of the system 
memory. If you do not adjust the BIOS setup, the default value of “Onboard VGA 
Share Memory”, [Auto], will disable VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA 
card is inserted to this motherboard. 

4. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to 
your system. If you have installed the drivers already, there is no need to install 
them again. 

5. Set up a multi-monitor display. 


For Windows’ XP / XP 64-bit OS: 

Right click the desktop, choose “Properties”, and select the “Settings” tab 

so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to 

the steps below. 

A. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor. 

B. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you 
wish to be your primary monitor, and then select “Primary”. When 
you use multiple monitors with your card, one monitor will always be 
Primary, and all additional monitors will be designated as Secondary. 

C. Select the display icon identi ed by the number 2. 

D. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”. 

E. Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”, if necessary. 

F. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the 
second monitor. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values. 

G. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identi ed by the number 
one, two, three and four 


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For Windows?” 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit OS: 


Right click the desktop, choose “Personalize”, and select the “Display 

Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor 

according to the steps below. 

A. Click the number ”2” icon. 

B. Click the items “This is my main monitor’ and “Extend the desktop onto 
this monitor’. 

C. Click “OK” to save your change. 

D. Repeat steps A through C for the display icon identi ed by the number 
three and four. 


6. Use Surround Display. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing 


the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. The placement 


of display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another. 


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HDCP Function 

HDCP function is supported on this motherboard. To use HDCP 
function with this motherboard, you need to adopt the monitor 
that supports HDCP function as well. Therefore, you can enjoy 
the superior display quality with high-de nition HDCP 
encryption contents. Please refer to below instruction for more 
details about HDCP function. 


What is HDCP? 

HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection, 

a speci cation developed by Intel” for protecting digital 
entertainment content that uses the DVI interface. HDCP is a 
copy protection scheme to eliminate the possibility of 
intercepting digital data midstream between the video source, 
or transmitter - such as a computer, DVD player or set-top box - 
and the digital display, or receiver - such as a monitor, television 
or projector. In other words, HDCP speci cation is designed to 
protect the integrity of content as it is being transmitted. 


Products compatible with the HDCP scheme such as DVD 
players, satellite and cable HDTV set-top-boxes, as well as few 
entertainment PCs requires a secure connection to a compliant 
display. Due to the increase in manufacturers employing HDCP 
in their equipment, it is highly recommended that the HDTV or 
LCD monitor you purchase is compatible. 


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2.8 Jumpers Setup 


The illustration shows how jumpers are 
setup. When the jumper cap is placed on 


pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap Ea t 

is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The 

illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose Bëe eg Dëäe 
pint and pin2 are "Short" when jumper cap Short Open 


is placed on these 2 pins. 


Jumper Setting Description 
Clear CMOS Jumper 12 23 


(CLRCMOS1) DES) ong 


(see p.12, No. 9) Default Clear CMOS 


Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. To clear and reset the 

system parameters to default setup, please turn off the computer and unplug 
the power cord from the power supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a 
jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3 on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. However, 
please do not clear the CMOS right after you update the BIOS. If you need 
to clear the CMOS when you just nish updating the BIOS, you must boot 
up the system rst, and then shut it down before you do the clear-CMOS ac- 
tion. Please be noted that the password, date, time, user default pro le, 1394 
GUID and MAC address will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is removed. 


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2.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors 





Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place 
jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps 


over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the 


motherboard! 





FDD connector 

, III 
(33-pin FLOPPY 1) BURG RREEE 
(see p.12 No. 25) Pint FLOPPY 1 






the red-striped side to Pin1 


Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the 


connector. 


Serial ATAI] Connectors 


(SATA2_2: see p.12, No. 13) SATA2 3  SATA2 2 


SATA2 3: see p.12, No 


SATA2 5  SATA2 4 


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( +12) 
(SATA2_4: see p.12, No. 14) 
(SATA2_5: see p.12, No. 15) 


Serial ATA3 Connectors 


(SATA3_0: see p.12, No. 7) SATA3 0 


(SATA3_1: see p.12, No. 8) 


I| SATA3 1 





Serial ATA (SATA) 
Data Cable 
(Optional) 


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These four Serial ATAII 
(SATAII) connectors support 
SATA data cables for internal 
storage devices. The current 
SATAII interface allows up to 
3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate. 


These two Serial ATA3 (SATA3) 
connectors support SATA data 
cables for internal storage 
devices. The current SATA3 
interface allows up to 6.0 Gb/s 
data transfer rate. 


Either end of the SATA data 
cable can be connected to the 
SATA / SATAII / SATA3 hard 
disk or the SATAII / SATA3 
connector on this motherboard. 


USB 2.0 Headers USB PWR 
(9-pin USB6 7) | 
(see p.12 No. 22) 


"USB_PWR 
(9-pin USB8 9) er 
(see p.12 No. 19) 


(9-pin USB10 11) 
(see p.12 No. 20) 


Infrared Module Header IRTX 


(5-pin IR1) DUMMY 
(see p.12 No. 6) 


GND 
IRRX 


Consumer Infrared Module Header 


eee ELEERI 
(see p.12 No. 23) RD 
IRRX 
ATX+5VSB 


Print Port Header AFD# 
(25-pin LPT1) 





(see p.12 No. 24) 


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Besides four default USB 2.0 
ports on the I/O panel, there 
are three USB 2.0 headers on 
this motherboard. Each 

USB 2.0 header can support 
two USB 2.0 ports. 


This header supports an 
optional wireless transmitting 
and receiving infrared module. 


This header can be used to 
connect the remote 
controller receiver. 


This is an interface for print 

port cable that allows 
convenient connection of printer 
devices. 


Front Panel Audio Header GND This is an interface for front 


PRESENCE# . 
(9-pin HD AUDIO1) MIE REI panel audio cable that allows 
(see p.12 No. 27) 







OUT RET 
convenient connection and 


control of audio devices. 


€ 1. High De nition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on 
| the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the 
instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system. 
2. If you use AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio 
header as below: 
A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L. 
B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L. 
C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND). 
D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don’t 
need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel. 
E. To activate the front mic. 
For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS: 
Select “Mixer”. Select “Recorder”. Then click "FrontMic”. 
For Windows” 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit OS: 
Go to the "FrontMic" Tab in the Realtek Control panel. Adjust 
"Recording Volume”. 


System Panel Header 
(9-pin PANEL1) 


This header accommodates 
several system front panel 





(see p.12 No. 18) functions. 
Å \ 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 con gure 
the way to turn off your system using the power switch. 

RESET (Reset Switch): 

Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset 
switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a 
normal restart. 

PLED (System Power LED): 

Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED 
is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the sys- 
tem is in S1 sleep state. The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4 sleep 
state or powered off (S5). 


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HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED): 
Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED 
is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data. 


The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly 
consists of power switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED, 
speaker and etc. When connecting your chassis front panel module to this 
header, make sure the wire assignments and the pin assign-ments are 
matched correctly. 





Please connect the chassis 


| | SPEAKER speaker to this header. 
DUMMY 
"a DM 


Chassis Speaker Header 
(4-pin SPEAKER 1) 
(see p.12 No. 21) 


Power LED Header 


(3-pin PLED1) LOR 
PLED+ 


(see p.12 No. 16) PLED+ 


Chassis and Power Fan Connectors 
(3-pin CHA FAN1) GND 
+12V 
(see p.12 No. 17) CHA_FAN_ SPEED 
(3-pin PWR FAN1) kr 
+ 
(see p.12 No. 33) GND 


CPU Fan Connectors 
CPU FAN SPEED 


(4-pin CPU FAN1) RÉI 
GND 
(see p.12 No. 1) 


1234 


FAN_SPEED_CONTROL 


Please connect the chassis 
power LED to this header to 
indicate system power status. 
The LED is on when the system 
is operating. The LED keeps 
blinking in S1 state. The LED is 
off in S3/S4 state or S5 state 
(power off). 


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


Please connect the CPU fan 
cable to the connector and 
match the black wire to the 
ground pin. 


$ \ Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin 
b= 3 CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function. 
If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this 


motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3. 


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Pin 1-3 Connected +— 


3-Pin Fan Installation 





ATX Power Connector 
(24-pin ATXPWR1) 
(see p.12 No. 5) 


Please connect an ATX power 
supply to this connector. 





$\ Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector, IER 
E \ it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply. 
To use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your 
power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13. 


20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation 1 





ATX 12V Power Connector 
(8-pin ATX12V1) 
(see p.12 No. 2) 


Please connect an ATX 12V 
power supply to this connector. 





p Though this motherboard provides 8-pin ATX 12V power connector, it can still work 
ZS I if you adopt a traditional 4-pin ATX 12V power supply. To use the 4-pin ATX power 
supply, please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 5. 


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4-Pin ATX 12V Power Supply Installation 4 ™ 


Serial port Header 
(9-pin COM1) 


This COM1 header supports a 


serial port module. 


(see p.12 No. 26) l 





HDMI_SPDIF Header HDMI_SPDIF header, providing 

(2-pin HDMI_SPDIF1) , SPDIF audio output to HDMI 

(see p.12 No. 28) eae VGA card, allows the system to 
connect HDMI Digital TV/ 
projector/LCD devices. Please 
connect the HDMI_SPDIF 
connector of HDMI VGA card to 


this header. 


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2.10 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks Installation 
This motherboard adopts Intel® H67 chipset that supports Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial 
ATAII (SATAII) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and Intel 
Rapid Storage) functions. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this mother- 
board for internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install tne SATA / 
SATAII hard disks. 


STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis. 

STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk. 

STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATAII con- 
nector. 

STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard 
disk. 


2.11 Serial ATA3 (SATA3) Hard Disks Installation 

This motherboard adopts Intel® H67 chipset that supports Serial ATA3 (SATA3) 

hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and Intel Rapid Storage) 
functions. You may install SATA3 hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage 
devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA3 hard disks. 


STEP 1: Install the SATA3 hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis. 

STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA3 hard disk. 

STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATA3 con- 
nector. 

STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA3 hard disk. 


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2.12 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs 

This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATAII in 
RAID / AHCI mode. Intel® H67 chipset provides hardware support for Advanced Host 
controller Interface (AHCI), a new programming interface for SATA host controllers 
developed thru a joint industry effort. 


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What is Hot Plug Function? 

If the SATA/ SATAII HDDs are NOT set for RAID con guration, it is called “Hot 
Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA / SATAII HDDs while the 
system is still power-on and in working condition. 

However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been 
installed into the SATA / SATAII HDD. 


What is Hot Swap Function? 

If SATA / SATAII HDDs are built as RAID 1 or RAID 5 then it is called “Hot 
Swap” for the action to insert and remove the SATA/ SATAII HDDs while the 
system is still power-on and in working condition. 


2.13 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA3 HDDs 

This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA3 in RAID 

/ AHCI mode. Intel® H67 chipset provides hardware support for Advanced Host 
controller Interface (AHCI), a new programming interface for SATA host controllers 
developed thru a joint industry effort. 


NOTE 

What is Hot Plug Function? 

If the SATA3 HDDs are NOT set for RAID con guration, it is called “Hot 
Plug” for the action to insert and remove the SATA3 HDDs while the system 
is still power-on and in working condition. 

However, please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been 
installed into the SATA3 HDD. 


What is Hot Swap Function? 

If SATA3 HDDs are built as RAID 1 or RAID 5 then it is called “Hot Swap” 
for the action to insert and remove the SATA3 HDDs while the system is still 
power-on and in working condition. 


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2.14 SATA/ SATAII / SATA3 HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation 


Guide 


This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD in 
RAID / AHCI mode. Please read below operation guide of Hot Plug feature carefully. 
Before you process the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD Hot Plug, please check below 
cable accessories from the motherboard gift box pack. 

A. 7-pin SATA data cable 

B. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface 


A. SATA data cable (Red) B. SATA power cable 


SATA 7-pin The SATA 15-pin power 1x4-pin conventional 
connector connector (Black) connect power connector (White) 


to SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD] | connect to power supply 





Caution 

1. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface, the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 Hot 
Plug cannot be processed. 

2. Even some SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power 
connector and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces, the IDE 
1x4-pin conventional power connector interface is de nitely not able to support 
Hot Plug and will cause the HDD damage and data loss. 


Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug: 

1. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard, which 
supports SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD Hot Plug. 

* The SATA / SATAII / SATA3 Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the 
chipset because of its limitation, the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 Hot Plug support 
information of our motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our 
website: www.asrock.com 

2. Make sure your SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD can support Hot Plug function from 
your dealer or HDD user manual. The SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD, which cannot 
support Hot Plug function, will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation. 

3. Please make sure the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver is installed into system 
properly. The latest SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver is available on our support 
website: www.asrock.com 

4. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable, which are from our 
motherboard package. 

5. Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash 
or data loss. 


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How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD: 


Points of attention, before you process the Hot Plug: 
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug, improper 
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD damage and data loss. 


Sice Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin end GW4 Connect SATA data cable to 
the motherboard’s SATAII / SATA3 connector. 


(White) to the power supply 1x4-pin cable. 








SG] Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector Gab Connect SATA data cable to 
(Black) end to SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD. the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD. 
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How to Hot Unplug a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD: 


Points of attention, before you process the Hot Unplug: 
Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug, improper 
procedure will cause the SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD damage and data loss. 


Unplug SATA data cable from SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDD side. 





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2.15 Driver Installation Guide 

To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical 
drive rst. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and 
listed on the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom side 
to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly. 


2.16 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit / XP 
/ XP 64-bit With RAID Functions 
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit 


OS on your SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below 
procedures according to the OS you install. 


2.16.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID Functions 


If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on your SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDDs 

with RAID functions, please follow below steps. 

STEP 1: Set up BIOS. 

A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY —* Advanced screen —* SATA Con guration. 

B. Set the option "SATA Mode” to [RAID]. 

STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 Driver Diskette. 

A. Insert the Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system. 

B. During POST at the beginning of system boot-up, press <F11> key, and then a 
window for boot devices selection appears. Please select CD-ROM as the boot 
device. 

C. When you see the message on the screen, “Do you want to generate Serial 
ATA driver diskette [YN]?”, press <Y>. 

D. Then you will see these messages, 

Please insert a diskette into the floppy drive. 

WARNING! Formatting the floppy diskette will 

lose ALL data in it! 

Start to format and copy files [YN]? 

Please insert a oppy diskette into the oppy drive, and press <Y>. 

E. The system will start to format the oppy diskette and copy SATA/ SATAII / 
SATAS3 drivers into the oppy diskette. 


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STEP 3: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration. 
Before you start to con gure the RAID function, you need to check the 
installation guide in the Support CD for proper con guration. Please refer to the 
document in the Support CD, “Guide to SATA Hard Disks Installation and RAID 
Con guration”, which is located in the folder at the following path: 
.. \RAID Installation Guide 
STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. 
After making a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver diskette and using “RAID Installation 
Guide” to set RAID con guration, you can start to install Windows® XP / XP 64- 
bit on your system. At the beginning of Windows setup, press F6 to install a third- 
party RAID driver. When prompted, insert the SATA/ SATAII / SATA3 driver diskette 
containing the Intel® RAID driver. After reading the oppy disk, the driver will be 
presented. Select the driver to install according to the mode you choose and the OS 
you install. 
After the installation of Windows® XP / XP-64bit OS, if you want to manage RAID func- 
tions, you are allowed to use both “RAID Installation Guide” and “Intel Rapid Storage Infor- 
mation” for RAID con guration. Please refer to the document in the Support CD, “Guide to 
SATA Hard Disks Installation and RAID Con guration”, which is located in the folder at the 
following path: .. \ RAID Installation Guide and the document in the support CD, “Guide 


to Intel Rapid Storage”, which is located in the folder at the following path: 
..\ Intel Rapid Storage Information 


If you want to use "Intel Rapid Storage” in Windows® environment, 
please install "SATAII driver” from the Support CD again so that "Intel 
Rapid Storage” will be installed to your system as well. 





2.16.2 Setting Up a “RAID Ready” System 

You can also set up a “RAID Ready” system with a single SATA / SATAII / SATA3 
hard disk. A “RAID Ready” system can be seamlessly upgraded to RAID 0, RAID 
1 or RAID 5 at a later date by using RAID migration feature of Intel Rapid Storage. 
The following steps outline how to build an Intel “RAID Ready” system. 


1. Assemble the system and attach a single SATA / SATAII / SATA3 hard drive. 

2. Set up system BIOS as step 1 of page 34. When done, exit Setup. 

3. Make a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver diskette as step 2 of page 34. Begin 
Windows® setup by booting from the installation CD. 

4. At the beginning of Windows” setup, press F6 to install a third-party RAID driver. 
When prompted, insert the SATA/ SATAII / SATA3 driver diskette containing the 
Intel® RAID driver. After reading the oppy disk, the driver will be presented. 
Select the driver to install according to the mode you choose and the OS you 
install. 


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5. Finish the Windows” installation and install all necessary drivers. 

6. Install the Intel(R) Rapid Storage software via the CD-ROM included with your 
motherboard or after downloading it from the Internet. This will add the Intel(R) 
Rapid Storage Console which can be used to manage the RAID con guration. 

7. After setting up a “RAID Ready” system as the above steps, you can follow the 
procedures of the next section to migrate the system to RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 
5: 


2.16.3 Migrating a “RAID Ready” System to RAID 0, RAID 1 or 
RAID 5 


If you have an existing “RAID Ready” system, then you can use the following 
steps to perform a migration from a single non-RAID con guration to a two drive 
RAID 0, RAID 1 con guration or three drive RAID 5 con guration. To prepare for 
this, you will need another SATA / SATAII hard drive with a capacity equal to or 
greater than that currently being used as the source hard drive. 


1. Physically attach one additional SATA / SATAII / SATA3 hard drive to the SATAII 
/ SATA3 port not being used. Note the serial number of the hard drive already in 
the system; you will use this to select it as the source hard drive when initiating 
the migration. 

2. Boot Windows", install the Intel(R) Rapid Storage software, if not already 
installed, using the setup package obtained from a CD-ROM or from the 
Internet. This will install the necessary Intel Storage Utility and start menu links. 

3. Open the Intel Storage Utility from the Start Menu and select “Create RAID 
volume from Existing Hard Drive” from the Actions menu. This will activate the 
Create RAID volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard. Click through the dialogs 
as prompted. It’s important to understand what will occur during the migration 
process because any data on the destination hard drive will be lost. 

4. Once the migration is complete, reboot the system. If you migrated to a RAID 0 
volume, use Disk Management from within Windows® in order to partition and 
format the empty space created when the two hard drive capacities are 
combined. You may also use third-party software to extend any existing 
partitions within the RAID volume. 


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2.16.4 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit With 


RAID Functions 
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit on your SATA / 
SATAII / SATA3 HDDs with RAID functions, please follow below steps. 
STEP 1: Set up BIOS. 
A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY —» Advanced screen —* SATA Con guration. 
B. Set the option "SATA Mode” to [RAID]. 
STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration. 
Before you start to con gure the RAID function, you need to check the installation 
guide in the Support CD for proper con guration. Please refer to the document in 
the Support CD, “Guide to SATA Hard Disks Installation and RAID Con guration”, 
which is located in the folder at the following path: 
.. \ RAID Installation Guide 
STEP 3: Install Windows” 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit OS on your 
system. 


After the installation of Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit OS, if you want to 
manage RAID functions, you are allowed to use both “RAID Installation Guide” and “Intel 
Rapid Storage Information” for RAID con guration. Please refer to the document in the 
Support CD, “Guide to SATA Hard Disks Installation and RAID Con guration”, which is lo- 
cated in the folder at the following path: .. \ RAID Installation Guide and the document in 
the support CD, “Guide to Intel Rapid Storage”, which is located in the folder at the follow- 
ing path: .. | Intel Rapid Storage Information 


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f \ please install “SATAII driver” from the Support CD again so that “Intel 
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2.17 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit / XP 
/ XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions 

If you want to install Windows” 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit / XP / XP 64- 

bit OS on your SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDDs without RAID functions, please follow 

below procedures according to the OS you install. 


2.17.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID 


Functions 
If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your SATA / SATAII / SATA3 
HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps. 


Using SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDDs with NCQ function 


STEP 1: Set Up BIOS. 

A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY —* Advanced screen —* SATA Con guration. 

B. Set the option "SATA Mode” to [AHCI]. 

STEP 2: Make a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver diskette. 

Please make a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver diskette by following section 2.16.1 
step 2 on page 34. 

STEP 3: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. 

After making a SATA / SATAII / SATA3 driver diskette, you can start to install Win- 
dows® XP / XP 64-bit on your system. At the beginning of Windows® setup, press 
F6 to install a third-party AHCI driver. When prompted, insert the SATA / SATAII / 
SATA3 driver diskette containing the Intel® AHCI driver. After reading the oppy disk, 
the driver will be presented. Select the driver to install according to the mode you 
choose and the OS you install. 


Using SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDDs without NCQ function 


STEP 1: Set up BIOS. 

A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY — Advanced screen — SATA Con guration. 
B. Set the option "SATA Mode” to [IDE]. 

STEP 2: Install Windows” XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. 


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2.17.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit 


Without RAID Functions 
If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit OS on your SATA 
/ SATAII / SATA3 HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below steps. 


Using SATA / SATAII / SATA3 HDDs with NCQ function 


STEP 1: Set Up BIOS. 

A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY —* Advanced screen —* SATA Con guration. 

B. Set the option “SATA Mode” to [AHCI]. 

STEP 2: Install Windows” 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit OS on your 
system. 


Using SATA / SATAII / STA3 HDDs without NCQ function 


STEP 1: Set up BIOS. 

A. Enter BIOS SETUP UTILITY —> Advanced screen — SATA Con guration. 

B. Set the option “SATA Mode” to [IDE]. 

STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit OS on your 
system. 


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Chapter 3: UEFI SETUP UTILITY 


3.1 Introduction 

This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to con gure your 
system. The UEFI chip on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. You 
may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press 
<F2> or <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the UEFI SETUP 
UTILITY, otherwise, POST will continue with its test routines. 

If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by 
pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system 
chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on. 


Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the 
following UEFI setup screens and descriptions are for reference 
purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on 
your screen. 





3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar 


The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections: 
Main To set up the system time/date information 
Advanced To set up the advanced UEFI features 

H/W Monitor To display current hardware status 


Boot To set up the default system device to locate and load the 
Operating System 

Security To set up the security features 

Exit To exit the current screen or the UEFI SETUP UTILITY 


Use <«— > key or < — > key to choose among the selections on the menu 
bar, and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. You can also use the 
mouse to click your required item. 


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3.1.2 Navigation Keys 


Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation 


key. 
Navigation Key(s) Function Description 
<_/— Moves cursor left or right to select Screens 
yj Moves cursor up or down to select items 
+/- To change option for the selected items 
<Enter> To bring up the selected screen 
<F1> To display the General Help Screen 
<F9> To load optimal default values for all the settings 
<F10> To save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY 
<ESC> To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen 


3.2 Main Screen 
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display 
the system overview. 


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3.3 Advanced Screen 


In this section, you may set the con gurations for the following items: CPU Con gu- 
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tion, DRAM Con guration, North Bridge Con guration, South Bridge Con guration, 
Storage Con guration, Super IO Con guration, Voltage Con guration, ACPI Con- 
guration and USB Con guration. 


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ASRock Instant Flash 

ASRock Instant Flash is a UEFI flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. 
This convenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI 
without entering operating systems rst like MS-DOS or Windows®. Just 
launch this tool and save the new UEFI le to your USB ash drive, oppy 
disk or hard drive, then you can update your UEFI only in a few clicks 
without preparing an additional oppy diskette or other complicated ash 
utility. Please be noted that the USB ash drive or hard drive must use 
FAT32/16/12 le system. If you execute ASRock Instant Flash utility, the 
utility will show the UEFI les and their respective information. Select the 
proper UEFI le to update your UEFI, and reboot your system after UEFI 
update process completes. 


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3.3.1 CPU Configuration 


ASRock UEFI Setup Utility 





CPU Ratio Setting 
Use this item to change the ratio value of this motherboard. 

Intel SpeedStep Technology 
Intel SpeedStep technology is Inteľs new power saving technology. Pro- 
cessor can switch between multiple frequency and voltage points to en- 
able power savings. The default value is [Enabled]. Con guration options: 
[Auto], [Enabled] and [Disabled]. If you install Windows®? XP and select 
[Auto], you need to set the “Power Schemes” as “Portable/Laptop” to en- 
able this function. If you install Windows® Vista™ / 7 and want to enable 
this function, please set this item to [Enabled]. This item will be hidden if 
the current CPU does not support Intel SpeedStep technology. 


Please note that enabling this function may reduce CPU voltage and lead to system 
stability or compatibility issue with some power supplies. Please set this item to 
[Disable] if above issue occurs. 





Intel Turbo Boost Technology 
Use this item to enable or disable Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Turbo 
Boost allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in 
speci c condition. The default value is [Enabled]. 

Turbo Boost Power Limit 
Use this item to adjust Turbo Boost power limit. Con guration options: [Auto] 
and [Manual]. The default value is [Auto]. 

Core Current Limit 
Use this item to add voltage when CPU is in Turbo mode. 

Intel Hyper Threading Technology 
To enable this feature, it requires a computer system with an Intel 
processor that supports Hyper-Threading technology and an operating 


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system that includes optimization for this technology, such as Microsoft® 
Windows” XP / Vista™ / 7. Set to [Enabled] if using Microsoft® Windows® 
XP, Vista™, 7, or Linux kernel version 2.4.18 or higher. This option will be 
hidden if the installed CPU does not support Hyper-Threading technology. 

Active Processor Cores 
Use this item to select the number of cores to enable in each processor 
package. Con guration options: [All], [1] and [2]. The default value is [All]. 

Hardware Prefetcher 
Use this item to turn on/off the MLC streamer prefetcher. 

Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch 
Use this item to turn on/off prefetching of adjacent cache lines. 

Enhance Halt State (C1E) 
All processors support the Halt State (C1). The C1 state is supported 
through the native processor instructions HLT and MWAIT and requires no 
hardware support from the chipset. In the C1 power state, the processor 
maintains the context of the system caches. 

CPU C3 State Support 
Use this to enable or disable CPU C3 (ACPI C2) report to OS. 

CPU C6 State Support 
Use this to enable or disable CPU C6 (ACPI C3) report to OS. 

Package C State Support 
Selected option will program into C State package limit register. The 
default value is [Auto]. 

CPU Thermal Throttling 
You may select [Enabled] to enable CPU internal thermal control 
mechanism to keep the CPU from overheated. 

Intel Virtualization Technology 
When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture) 
can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool 
Technology. This option will be hidden if the installed CPU does not 
support Intel Virtualization Technology. 

No-Excute Memory Protection 
No-Execution (NX) Memory Protection Technology is an enhancement 
to the IA-32 Intel Architecture. An IA-32 processor with “No Execute (NX) 
Memory Protection” can prevent data pages from being used by malicious 
software to execute code. This option will be hidden if the current CPU 
does not support No-Excute Memory Protection. 

Local x2APIC 
Use this to enable or disable Local x2APIC. The default value is [Disabled]. 
Please be noted that some OS do not support this function. 


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DVMT Mode Select 
Use this option to adjust DVMT mode. The default value is [DVMT Mode]. 
DVMT (Dynamic Video Memory Technology) is an architecture that offers 
breakthrough performance for the motherboard through ef cient memory 
utilization. In DVMT mode, the graphics driver allocates memory as 
needed for running graphics applications and is cooperatively using this 
memory with other system components. This item will not be used under 
Windows® Vista™ / 7 OS because the driver will intelligently detect 
physical memory available and allocate necessary video memory. 

DVMT Memory 
You are allowed to adjust the shared memory size in this item. 
Configuration options: [128MB], [256MB] and [Maximum]. The option 
[Maximum] only appears when you adopt the memory module with 
1024MB or above. 


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3.3.3 Integrated Clock Chip Configuration 


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3.3.4 DRAM Configuration 


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DRAM Frequency 
If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) 
inserted and assigns appropriate frequency automatically. 

CAS# Latency (tCL) 
Use this item to change CAS# Latency (tCL) Auto/Manual setting. The 
default is [Auto]. 

RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) 
Use this item to change RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) Auto/Manual setting. 
The default is [Auto]. 

Row Precharge Time (tRP) 
Use this item to change Row Precharge Time (tRP) Auto/Manual setting. 
The default is [Auto]. 

RAS# Active Time (tRAS) 
Use this item to change RAS# Active Time (tRAS) Auto/Manual setting. 
The default is [Auto]. 

Command Rate (CR) 
Use this item to change Command Rate (CR) Auto/Manual setting. Min: 
1N. Max: 2N. The default is [Auto]. 

Write Recovery Time (tWR) 
Use this item to change Write Recovery Time (tWR) Auto/Manual setting. 
The default is [Auto]. 

Refresh Cyle Time (tRFC) 
Use this item to change Refresh Cyle Time (tRFC) Auto/Manual setting. 
The default is [Auto]. 

RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD) 
Use this item to change RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD) Auto/Manual setting. 
The default is [Auto]. 


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Write to Read Delay (tWTR) 
Use this item to change Write to Read Delay (tWTR) Auto/Manual setting. 
The default is [Auto]. 

Read to Precharge (tRTP) 
Use this item to change Read to Precharge (tRTP) Auto/Manual setting. 
The default is [Auto]. 

Four Activate Window (tFAW) 
Use this item to change Four Activate Window (tFAW) Auto/Manual set- 
ting. The default is [Auto]. 

Memory Power Down Mode 
Use this item to adjust DDR power down mode. Configuration options: 
[Auto], [Slow] and [Fast]. The default value is [Auto]. 


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3.3.5 North Bridge Configuration 


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Low MMIO Align 
Low MMIO resources align at 64MB/1024MB. The default value is [64MB]. 
VT-d 
Use this to enable or disable Intel® VT-d technology (Intel® Virtualization 
Technology for Directed I/O). The default value of this feature is [Disabled]. 
Primary Graphics Adapter 
This allows you to select the boot graphic adapter priority. Con guration 
options: [Onboard], [PCI Express] and [PCI]. The default value is [PCI]. 
Onboard VGA Share Memory 
This allows you to set onboard VGA share memory feature. The default 
value is [Auto]. Con guration options: [Auto], [32MB], [64MB], [128MB], 
[256MB] and [512MB]. 
Render Standby 
Use this to enable or disable Render Standby by Internal Graphics Device. 
The default value is [Enabled]. 
IGD Multi-Monitor 
Use this to enable or disable IGD Multi-Monitor by Internal Graphics 
Device. The default value is [Disabled]. 
GT Over Clock 
Use this to enable or disable GT Over Clock by Internal Graphics 
Device. The default value is [Disabled]. 


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3.3.6 South Bridge Configuration 


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Restore on AC/Power Loss 
This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power loss. 
If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the power 
recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes and the 
system starts to boot up when the power recovers. 
Deep Sx 
Mobile platforms support Deep S4/S5 in DC only and desktop platforms 
support Deep S4/S5 in AC only. Con guration options: [Disabled], [Enabled 
in S5] and [Enabled in S4 and S5]. The default value is [Disabled]. 
Onboard LAN 
This allows you to enable or disable the “Onboard LAN” feature. 
Onboard HD Audio 
Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. If 
you select [Auto], the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound 
Card is plugged. 
Front Panel 
Select [Auto] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel. 
Onboard HDMI HD Audio 
This allows you to enable or disable the "Onboard HDMI HD Audio” 
feature. 
ACPI HPET Table 
Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is 
[Enabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this 
motherboard to submit Windows® Vista™ certi cation. 
PCI Legacy Mode 
Use this item to enable or disable PCI Legacy Mode. The default value is 
[Enabled]. 


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Use this to select SATA mode. Con guration options: [IDE Mode], [AHCI 
Mode] and [RAID Mode]. The default value is [IDE Mode]. 





AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports NCQ 
and other new features that will improve SATA disk perfor- 
mance but IDE mode does not have these advantages. 


SATA Controller 0 


Please select [Compatible] when you install legacy OS. If native OS (Win- 
dows® XP / Vista™ / 7) is installed, please select [Enhanced]. 

SATA Controller 1 
Please select [Compatible] when you install legacy OS. If native OS (Win- 
dows® XP / Vista™ / 7) is installed, please select [Enhanced]. 

Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T. 
Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analy- 


sis, and Reporting Technology) feature. Con guration options: [Disabled] 
and [Enabled]. 


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3.3.8 Super lO Configuration 


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OnBoard Floppy Controller 
Use this item to enable or disable oppy drive controller. 
Serial Port 
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard serial port. 
Serial Port Address 
Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port. Con guration 
options: [Auto], [8F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4], [2E8 / IRQ3]. 
Infrared Port 
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard infrared port. 
Infrared Port Address 
Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port. 
Con guration options: [Auto], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4], [2E8 
/ IRQ3]. 
Parallel Port 
Use this item to enable or disable the onboard parallel port. 
Change Settings 
Use this item to select an optional setting for Super IO device. 
Device Mode 
Use this item to change the Printer Port mode. 


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CPU Core Voltage Offset 
Use this to select CPU Core Voltage Offset. Con guration options: [Auto], 
[-0.300V] to [+0.500V]. The default value is [Auto]. 

IGPU Voltage 
Use this to select IGPU Voltage. Con guration options: [Auto], 
[Offset Mode] and [Fix Mode]. The default value is [Auto]. 

DRAM Voltage 
Use this to select DRAM Voltage. Con guration options: [Auto], [1.201V] 
to [1.800V]. The default value is [Auto]. 

PCH Voltage 
Use this to select PCH Voltage. Con guration options: [Auto], [0.780V] to 
[1.646V]. The default value is [Auto]. 

CPU PLL Voltage 
Use this to select CPU PLL Voltage. Con guration options: [Auto], 
[1.548V] to [2.310V]. The default value is [Auto]. 

VTT Voltage 
Use this to select VTT Voltage. Con guration options: [Auto], [(0.815V] to 
[1.634V]. The default value is [Auto]. 

VCCSA Voltage 
Use this to select VCCSA Voltage. Con guration options: [Auto], [0.925V] 
to [1.200V]. The default value is [Auto]. 


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3.3.10 ACPI Configuration 


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Suspend to RAM 
Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-to- 
RAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. 
PS/2 Keyboard Power On 
Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system 
from the power-soft-off mode. 
PCI Devices Power On 
Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from 
the power-soft-off mode. 
Ring-In Power On 
Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system 
from the power-soft-off mode. 
RTC Alarm Power On 
Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the 
system. 


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3.3.11 USB Configuration 





USB 2.0 Controller 
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 2.0 controller. 

USB 3.0 Controller 
Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 3.0 controller. 

Legacy USB Support 
Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four 
con guration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [UEFI Setup Only]. 
The default value is [Enabled]. Please refer to below descriptions for the 
details of these four options: 
[Enabled] - Enables support for legacy USB. 
[Auto] - Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected. 
[Disabled] - USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and 
UEFI setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility is- 
sue, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS. 
[UEFI Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under UEFI 
setup and Windows / Linux OS. 

Legacy USB 3.0 Support 
Use this option to enable or disable legacy support for USB 3.0 devices. 
The default value is [Enabled]. 


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3.4 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen 

In this section, it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system, 
including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, CPU 
fan speed, chassis fan speed, and the critical voltage. 


ASRock UEFI Setup Utility 





CPU Fan Setting 
This allows you to set the CPU fan speed. Con guration options: [Full On] 
and [Automatic Mode]. The default is value [Full On]. 

Chassis Fan 1 Setting 
This allows you to set the chassis fan 1 speed. Con guration options: [Full 
On] and [Automatic Mode]. The default is value [Full On]. 

Power Fan Setting 
This allows you to set the power fan speed. Con guration options: [Full 
On] and [Automatic Mode]. The default is value [Full On]. 

Over Temperature Protection 
Use this item to enable or disable Over Temperature Protection. The 
default value is [Enabled]. 


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3.5 Boot Screen 


In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to con g- 
ure the boot settings and the boot priority. 


ASRock UEP! Setup Utility 





Setup Prompt Timeout 
This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key. 
65535(OXFFFF) means inde nite waiting. 

Bootup Num-Lock 
If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock 
function after boot-up. 

Full Screen Logo 
Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is 
[Enabled]. 

AddOn ROM Display 
Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. If you enable the option 
“Full Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM information 
when the system boots, please select [Enabled]. Con guration options: 
[Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled]. 

Boot From Onboard LAN 
Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature. 

Boot Failure Guard 
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard. 

Boot Failure Guard Count 
Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard Count. 


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3.6 Security Screen 


In this section, you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system. 
For the user password, you may also Clear it. 


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Save Changes and Exit 
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, "Save 
con guration changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to save the changes 
and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. 

Discard Changes and Exit 
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, "Discard 
changes and exit setup?” Select [OK] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY 
without saving any changes. 

Discard Changes 
When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, "Discard 
changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes. 

Load UEFI Defaults 
Load UEFI default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used 
for this operation. 

User Default 
In this option, you are allowed to load and save three user defaults 
according to your own requirements. 

Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device 
Attempts to Launch EFI Shell application (Shell64.efi) from one of the 
available lesystem devices. 


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Chapter 4: Software Support 


4.1 Install Operating System 

This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 7 / 7 
64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit. Because motherboard settings and 
hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general refer- 
ence only. Refer to your OS documentation for more information. 


4.2 Support CD Information 
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and 
useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features. 


4.2.1 Running The Support CD 

To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The 
CD automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your 
computer. If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double 
click on the le "ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to dis- 
play the menus. 


4.2.2 Drivers Menu 
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects 
installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices. 


4.2.3 Utilities Menu 
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard sup- 
ports. Click on a speci c item then follow the installation wizard to install it. 


4.2.4 Contact Information 
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome 
to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your 
dealer for further information. 


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Installing OS on a HDD Larger Than 21B 


This motherboard is adopting UEFI BIOS that allows Windows® OS to be installed 
on a large size HDD (>2TB). Please follow below procedure to install the operating 
system. 


1. Please make sure to use Windows?” Vista™ 64-bit (with SP1 or above) or 
Windows” 7 64-bit. 

2. Press <F2> or <Delete> at system POST. Set AHCI Mode in UEFI Setup Utility > 
Advanced > Storage Configuration > SATA Mode. 

3. Choose the item “UEFI:xxx* to boot in UEFI Setup Utility > Boot > Boot Option #1. 
(“xxx” is the device which contains your Windows? installation files. Normally it is 
an optical drive.) You can also press <F11> to launch boot menu at system POST 
and choose the item “UEFI:xxx“ to boot. 

4. Start Windows” installation. 

5. If you install Windows” 7 64-bit OS, OS will be formatted by GPT (GUID Partition 
Table). Please install the hotfix file from Microsoft®: 


http://Support.microsoft.com/kb/979903 


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