A75M-HVS

User Manual

Version 1.0 Published May 2011 Copyright©2011 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.

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Speci cations and information contained in this manual are furnished for informational 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 any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or tness for a particular purpose. In no event shall ASRock, its directors, of cers, employees, or agents be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including damages for loss of pro ts, loss of business, loss of data, interruption of business and the like), even if ASRock has been advised of the possibility of such damages arising from any defect or error in the manual or product.

This 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. CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY The Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations passed by the California Legislature. When you discard the Lithium battery in California, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance. “Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate” ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com

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Contents
1. Introduction................................................................. 5
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Package Contents ..................................................................... Speci cations ............................................................................. Motherboard Layout ................................................................. I/O Panel .................................................................................. 5 6 11 12 13 14 14 15 16 17 19 22 23 24 28 28 29 31

2. Installation ................................................................... 13
Pre-installation Precautions ................................................................ 2.1 CPU Installation ......................................................................... 2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink ...................................... 2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) .................................... 2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)........................... 2.5 Dual Graphics Operation Guide ................................................ 2.6 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features ........................... 2.7 ASRock Smart Remote Installation Guide ................................. 2.8 Jumpers Setup........................................................................... 2.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors ....................................... 2.10 Serial ATA3 (SATA3) Hard Disks Installation ......................... 2.11 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA3 HDDs ................. 2.12 SATA3 HDD Hot Plug and Hot SwapFeature and Operation Operation Guide ........................................................................ 2.13 Driver Installation Guide ............................................................ 2.14 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP /

XP 64-bit With RAID Functions .................................................. 31 2.14.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID Functions ....................................................................... 31 2.14.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With RAID Functions ..................................................... 32 2.15 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions ............................................. 33 2.15.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions ....................................................................... 33 2.15.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID Functions ................................................ 34

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3. UEFI SETUP UTILITY.......................................................... 35
3.1 Introduction ................................................................................ 3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar ................................................................ 3.1.2 Navigation Keys ............................................................... Main Screen............................................................................... OC Tweaker Screen................................................................... Advanced Screen ...................................................................... 3.4.1 CPU Con guration ........................................................... 3.4.2 North Bridge Con guration .............................................. 3.4.3 South Bridge Con guration ............................................. 3.4.4 Storage Con guration ...................................................... 3.4.5 Super IO Con guration .................................................... 3.4.6 ACPI Con guration .......................................................... 3.4.7 USB Con guration ........................................................... Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen ............................... Boot Screen ............................................................................... Security Screen ......................................................................... Exit Screen ................................................................................ Install Operating System............................................................ Support CD Information ............................................................. 4.2.1 Running Support CD ....................................................... 4.2.2 Drivers Menu ................................................................... 4.2.3 Utilities Menu ................................................................... 4.2.4 Contact Information ......................................................... 35 35 36 36 37 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 48 49 50 51 52 53 53 53 53 53 53

3.2 3.3 3.4

3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.1 4.2

4. Software Support ......................................................... 53

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1. Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock A75M-HVS 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 stepby-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 notice. 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://www.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 A75M-HVS Motherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor: 8.9-in x 8.5-in, 22.6 cm x 21.6 cm) ASRock A75M-HVS Quick Installation Guide ASRock A75M-HVS Support CD 2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional) 1 x I/O Panel Shield ASRock Reminds You...
To get better performance in Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 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.

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9-in x 8.Micro ATX Form Factor: 8.5. Pixel Shader 5.Max.Support for Socket FM1 100W processors . capacity of system memory: 16GB (see CAUTION 3) .Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 1) .Supports LAN Cable Detection Chipset Memory Expansion Slot Graphics Audio LAN 6 .2 x DDR3 DIMM slots .Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology .4a Technology with max.AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3) .Supports HDMI 1. resolution up to 1920x1600 @ 60Hz .Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) / HD-DVD playback with HDMI port .Dual VGA Output: support HDMI and D-Sub ports by independent display controllers .6 cm .1.Supports Auto Lip Sync.1 x PCI Express 2.UMI-Link GEN2 .Supports Blu-ray Stereoscopic 3D with HDMI 1. un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 2) .1 CH HD Audio (VIA® VT1705 Audio Codec) . 22.Supports AMD Dual Graphics . xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI (Compliant HDMI monitor is required) (see CAUTION 5) .0 . Deep Color (12bpc).Solid Capacitor for CPU power .4a .0 x1 slot .Max.Supports D-Sub with max.DirectX 11. shared memory 512MB (see CAUTION 4) .2 Specifications Platform CPU .PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s . resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz .Supports Wake-On-LAN .1 x PCI Express 2.6 cm x 21.AMD Radeon HD 65XX/64XX graphics .Realtek RTL8111E .5-in.1 x PCI slot .Supports HDCP function with HDMI port .Supports AMD Steady VideoTM: New video post processing capability for automatic jutter reduction on home/online video .0 x16 slot .Support DDR3 1866(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 non-ECC.

Supports “Plug and Play” . SB Voltage Multi-adjustment .Rear Panel I/O SATA3 USB 3.0/3. AMD Fusion. RAID 1 and RAID 10).ASRock APP Charger (see CAUTION 8) .0 ports.1 Support .0 Ports .Drivers.8 pin 12V power connector .SMBIOS 2.4 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.1 x HDMI Port .1 x Print port header . ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite .1 x VGA/D-Sub Port .0 Ports .1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED) .0 ports) .Front panel audio connector .3az .1 x COM port header . support USB 1. NCQ.ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) (see CAUTION 6) .HD Audio Jack: Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone .Supports jumperfree .ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 7) .1 x PS/2 Mouse Port . AMD Live! Explorer.0Gb/s connectors .6 x SATA3 6.ASRock SmartView (see CAUTION 9) .0 Gb/s connectors. Utilities.CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector . support RAID (RAID 0. CyberLink MediaEspresso 6. Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB .Supports Energy Ef cient Ethernet 802.0 Connector BIOS Feature Support CD Unique Feature .OEM and Trial. AntiVirus Software (Trial Version).1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port .5 Trial. AHCI and “Hot Plug” functions .1 Compliance Wake Up Events .0 up to 5Gb/s .6 x SATA3 6.4 x USB 3.0/2.ACPI 1.1 x IR header .1 x CIR header .ASRock XFast USB (see CAUTION 10) 7 .ASRock Instant Boot .3.2 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.24 pin ATX power connector .DRAM. VDDP.Trial) .Supports PXE I/O Panel .3 x USB 2.32Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support .

Hardware Monitor OS Certifications . CE. applying Untied Overclocking Technology. including adjusting the setting in the BIOS. Overclocking may affect your system stability.Chassis Temperature Sensing . It should be done at your own risk and expense. 8 . or even cause damage to the components and devices of your system. Vcore . +3. +5V. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by overclocking.CPU Temperature Sensing .Hybrid Booster: .com WARNING Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking.ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 11) .ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required) (see CAUTION 12) * For detailed product information.Voltage Monitoring: +12V.CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control .CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer .Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP SP3 / XP 64-bit compliant .FCC.asrock.CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan . or using the third-party overclocking tools. please visit our website: http://www. WHQL .3V.

the voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle without sacrificing computing performance. ASRock website: http://www. which is including Hardware Monitor. Please check AMD website for the latest information. Just launch this tool and save the new BIOS le to your USB ash drive. For Windows® 64-bit OS with 64-bit CPU. The maximum shared memory size is de ned by the chipset vendor and is subject to change. it shows the fan speed and temperature for you to adjust. there is no such limitation. ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU) is an all-in-one tool to ne-tune different system functions in a user-friendly interface. you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2> key to BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. make sure to read the installation guide of memory modules on page 15 for proper installation. In Fan Control. 7. Please be noted that the USB ash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 le system. Deep Color mode will be enabled only if the display supports 12bpc in EDID. 6. 5.asrock. xvYCC and Deep Color are only supported under Windows® 7 64-bit / 7. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU). In Hardware Monitor. the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 7 / VistaTM / XP. HBR is supported under Windows® 7 64-bit / 7 / VistaTM 64-bit / VistaTM. 4. ASRock website http://www.com Due to the operating system limitation. oppy disk or hard drive. Fan Control and IES.CAUTION! 1. 9 . If you want to adopt DDR3 1866/1600 memory module on this motherboard. This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology.asrock. it shows the major readings of your system. In IES (Intelligent Energy Saver). 2. Before you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology.com ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS ash utility embedded in Flash ROM. please refer to the memory support list on our website for the compatible memory modules. 3. Whether 1866/1600MHz memory speed is supported depends on the CPU you adopt. This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS without entering operating systems rst like MS-DOS or Windows®. then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional oppy diskette or other complicated ash utility. With this utility.

ASRock website: http://www. 11. stands for Energy Using Product.asp 9. the total AC power of the completed system shall be under 1. According to Intel’s suggestion. To use SmartView feature. hibernation mode (S4) or power off (S5). 12. Suspend to RAM (S3). 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). ASRock has prepared a wonderful solution for you . While CPU overheat is detected.com/Feature/AppCharger/index. a new function of internet browser. it makes your iPhone charged much quickly from your computer and up to 40% faster than before. The performance may depend on the property of the device. For EuP ready power supply selection. If you desire a faster. ASRock website: http://www. ASRock motherboards are exclusively equipped with the SmartView utility that helps you keep in touch with friends on-the-go. According to EuP.ASRock APP Charger.asrock. please check if the CPU fan on the motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord. such as iPhone/iPod/iPad Touch. your Facebook friends and your real-time newsfeed into an enhanced view for a more personal Internet experience. you can easily enjoy the marvelous charging experience than ever. 10 . an EuP ready motherboard and an EuP ready power supply are required. we recommend you checking with the power supply manufacturer for more details. less restricted way of charging your Apple devices. remember to spray thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system. Before you resume the system. To meet EuP standard. the system will automatically shutdown.asp 10. With APP Charger driver installed. is the smart start page for IE that combines your most visited web sites. please make sure your OS version is Windows® 7 / 7 64 bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64 bit. Simply installing the APP Charger driver.00W in off mode condition. EuP. To improve heat dissipation. ASRock XFast USB can boost USB storage device performance.8.com/Feature/SmartView/index. then plug it back again. your history. the EuP ready power supply must meet the standard of 5v standby power ef ciency is higher than 50% under 100 mA current consumption. SmartView.asrock. and your browser version is IE8. was a provision regulated by European Union to de ne the power consumption for the completed system.

4a FSB800 ATXPWR1 DX11 22.0 T: USB2 B: USB3 USB 3. 240-pin module) HDMI 1.0 Header (USB6_7.5-in) PS2 Keyboard PS2 Mouse ATX12V1 2 3 4 5 CPU_FAN1 DDR3 1866 DDR3_A1 (64 bit. White) Southbridge Controller Print Port Header (LPT1.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2. Blue) Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1. White) SATA3 Connector (SATA_5.0 T: USB4 B: USB5 RJ-45 LAN Bottom: MIC IN Top: LINE IN Center: FRONT 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 29 28 Designed in Taipei LAN A75M-HVS 1 27 SATA_1 PCIE2 Super I/O SPEAKER1 AUDIO CODEC 26 PCI1 USB10_11 USB8_9 USB6_7 IR1 CMOS BATTERY HD_AUDIO1 CHA_FAN1 CLRCMOS1 1 PANEL 1 PLED PWRBTN COM1 1 1 1 1 1 CIR1 1 1 HDLED RESET 1 1 LPT1 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1) CPU Heatsink Retention Module CPU Socket CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1) 2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (Dual Channel: DDR3_A1. 240-pin module) DDR3_B1 (64 bit.0 Header (USB8_9. White) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 COM Port Header (COM1) System Panel Header (PANEL1. White) PCI Slot (PCI1) PCI Express 2.3 Motherboard Layout 1 21. Blue) PCI Express 2. White) SATA3 Connector (SATA_1. White) SATA3 Connector (SATA_2. White) Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1) Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1) Infrared Module Header (IR1) USB 2.6cm (8. Blue) Consumer Infrared Module Header (CIR1) USB 2.0 32Mb BIOS SATA_5 SATA_6 USB 2. DDR3_B1.1.9-in) 30 PWR_FAN1 SATA3 6Gb/s USB 3.0 x1 Slot (PCIE1.0 T: USB0 B: USB1 RoHS Dual Graphics ErP/EuP Ready X Fast USB SATA_3 SATA_4 VGA1 SOCKET FM1 HDMI1 USB 3. Blue) USB 2. White) SATA3 Connector (SATA_4. Blue) ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1) SATA3 Connector (SATA_3.6cm (8. White) SPI Flash Memory (32Mb) Power Fan Connector (PWR_FAN1) 11 SATA_2 PCIE1 AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3) Chipset .0 Header (USB10_11. White) SATA3 Connector (SATA_6. White) Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1.

*** It is recommended to install the USB Keyboard/Mouse cable to USB 2. select “Independent Headphone”. LAN Port LED Indications Activity/Link LED Status Description Status SPEED LED Description ACT/LINK SPEED LED LED Off No Link Blinking Data Activity On Link Off Orange Green 10Mbps connection 100Mbps connection 1Gbps connection LAN Port ** To enable Multi-Streaming function. After restarting your computer.0 ports (USB01) instead of USB 3. 12 .0 Ports (USB45) USB 3. Please follow below instructions according to the OS you install. you will nd “VIA HD Audio Deck” tool on your system. Then you are allowed to select “2 Channel” or “4 Channel”. Click “Power” to save your change. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.0 Ports (USB01) USB 3. For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS: Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon . In “Advanced Options” screen.0 Ports (USB23) VGA/HDMI Port VGA/D-Sub Port PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple) * There are two LED next to the LAN port. and click “OK” to save your change.4 I/O Panel 1 2 3 4 5 11 1 *2 3 ** 4 5 *** 6 10 9 7 8 9 10 11 8 7 6 PS/2 Mouse Port (Green) LAN RJ-45 Port Line In (Light Blue) Front Speaker (Lime) Microphone (Pink) USB 2.1. you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front panel audio header. For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS: Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon . and click “Advanced Options” on the left side on the bottom. and click “Speaker”.0 ports.

To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity. ensure that the power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Whenever you uninstall any component. Pre-installation Precautions Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings. 22. 4. When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.6 cm x 21. 5. Before you install the motherboard. 3. and/or components. Installation This is a Micro ATX form factor (8. please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard. Before you install or remove any component.9-in x 8. 1. 13 . 2. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.5-in. study the con guration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard ts into it.2. peripherals. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle components. place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard.6 cm) motherboard. NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like.

it is necessary to install a larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. No. For proper installation. please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan and the heatsink. 4). Lever 90° Up CPU Golden Triangle Socket Corner Small Triangle STEP 1: Lift Up The Socket Lever STEP 2 / STEP 3: STEP 4: Match The CPU Golden Triangle Push Down And Lock To The Socket Corner Small The Socket Lever Triangle 2.1 CPU Installation Step 1. Step 3. Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to avoid bending of the pins. The CPU ts only in one correct orientation. Step 2. When the CPU is in place. 14 . The lever clicks on the side tab to indicate that it is locked. Then connect the CPU fan to the CPU FAN connector (CPU_FAN1. o Step 4.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink After you install the CPU into this motherboard. press it rmly on the socket while you push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. You also need to spray thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat dissipation. Position the CPU directly above the socket such that the CPU corner with the golden triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it ts in place.2. see Page 11.

If you install only one memory module or two non-identical memory modules. speed. this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged. 15 . For dual channel configuration. Otherwise. Step 3. Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the slot. Step 1. it will operate at single channel mode. It is not allowed to install a DDR or DDR2 memory module into DDR3 slot. size and chiptype) memory modules in the DDR3 DIMM slots to activate Dual Channel Memory Technology. 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. It will cause permanent damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot at incorrect orientation.otherwise. Step 2. Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward. 2. and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. 1. notch break notch break The DIMM only ts in one correct orientation. Installing a DIMM Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or the system components. you always need to install two identical (the same brand. it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) This motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots.2.

16 . Please read the documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card before you start the installation. Keep the screws for later use. PCIE2 (PCIE x16 slot.2. Fasten the card to the chassis with screws. White) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane width cards. Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Before installing the expansion card. such as Gigabit LAN card and SATA2 card. PCI Slot: PCI slot is used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI interface. Replace the system cover. PCIE Slots: PCIE1 (PCIE x1 slot. Align the card connector with the slot and press rmly until the card is completely seated on the slot.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) There are 1 PCI slot and 2 PCI Express slots on this motherboard. Step 3. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis). Step 5. Installing an expansion card Step 1. Step 2. Blue) is used for PCI Express x16 lane width graphics cards. Step 6. Step 4. please make sure that the power supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged.

please refer to our website for further information. Connect the monitor cable to the onboard VGA port. Click “AMD VISION Engine Control Center” to enter AMD VISION Engine Control Center. Step 2. For any future update. Chipset AMD RADEON HD6670 AMD RADEON HD6570 AMD RADEON HD6450 Model ASUS DIS-PCIE2. For the future update of more compatible PCI Express graphics cards. Restart your computer. Please refer to below PCI Express graphics card support list for AMD Dual Graphics.86 8. and is not available with Windows® VistaTM / XP OS. Please keep the default UEFI setting of “Dual Graphics“ option on [Auto]. please visit AMD website for further information. Boot into OS. 17 .1-MSI-HDMI-R6450-MD1GD3-LP/1G-DDR3 Driver 8.5 AMD Dual Graphics Operation Guide This motherboard supports AMD Dual Graphics feature. Step 4.86 Enjoy the benefit of AMD Dual Graphics Step 1.1-MSI-HDMI-R6570-MD1GD3-LP/1G-DDR3 MSI DIS-PCIE2. Step 3. Step 6. What does an AMD Dual Graphics system include? An AMD Dual Graphics system includes an AMD Radeon HD 65XX/64XX graphics processor and a motherboard based on an AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3) integrated chipset. Please remove the AMD driver if you have any VGA driver installed in your system. Right-click the desktop. Install the onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system for both the onboard VGA and the discrete graphics card. Install one AMD RADEON HD6670 / 6570 / 6450 PCI Express graphics card to PCIE2 slot (blue). all operating in a Windows® 7 environment. AMD Dual Graphics brings multi-GPU performance capabilities by enabling an AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3) integrated graphics processor and a discrete graphics processor to operate simultaneously with combined output to a single display for blisteringly-fast frame rates.2. Currently.1-ASUS-HDMI-EAH6670-DI-1GD3/1G-DDR3 MSI DIS-PCIE2.86 8. AMD Dual Graphics Technology is only supported with Windows® 7 OS. Please be noted that the current VGA driver / VBIOS can allow Dual Graphics output from onboard display only. Step 5.

AMD VISION Engine Control Center Step 8. without intent to infringe.Step 7. You can also click “AMD VISION Engine Control Center” on your Windows® taskbar to enter AMD VISION Engine Control Center. please check AMD website for up dates and details. Step 9. * Dual Graphics appearing here is a registered trademark of AMD Technologies Inc. * For further information of AMD Dual Graphics technology. In AMD VISION Engine Control Center. and is used only for identi cation or explanation and to the owners’ bene t. Click “Enable CrossFireTM” and click “Apply“ to save your change. please choose “Performance”.. Click “AMD CrossFireTM”. Reboot your system. Step 10. 18 . Then you can freely enjoy the bene t of Dual Graphics feature.

you can easily enjoy the bene ts of dual monitor feature without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard.6 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features Dual Monitor Feature This motherboard supports dual monitor feature. 19 . please follow the below steps: 1. Connect D-Sub monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel.2. VGA/D-Sub 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. please install onboard VGA driver from our support CD to your system and restart your computer. This motherboard also provides independent display controllers for D-Sub and HDMI to support dual VGA output so that D-sub and HDMI can drive same or different display contents. or connect HDMI monitor cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel. With the internal VGA output support (D-Sub and HDMI). To enable dual monitor feature. If you haven’t installed onboard VGA driver yet.

Right-click the display icon and select “Attached”. E. Please make sure that the value you select is less than the total capability of the system memory. For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS: Right click the desktop. Select the display icon identi ed by the number 2. and select the “Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to the steps below.Surround Display Feature This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. will disable VGA/D-Sub function when the add-on VGA card is inserted to this motherboard. 5. you can easily enjoy the bene ts of surround display feature. the default value of “Share Memory”. there is no need to install them again. Then connect other monitor cables to the corresponding connectors of the add-on PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE2 slot. Install the PCI Express VGA cards on PCIE2 slot. Press <F2> or <Del> to enter UEFI setup. F. 2. [64MB]. one monitor will always be Primary. [Auto]. B. G. Set up a multi-monitor display. A. Click the “Identify” button to display a large number on each monitor. Please refer to the following steps to set up a surround display environment: 1. Enter “Share Memory” option to adjust the memory capability to [32MB]. If you do not adjust the UEFI setup. If you have installed the drivers already. 4. Connect D-Sub monitor cable to VGA/D-Sub port on the I/O panel. Right-click the display icon in the Display Properties dialog that you wish to be your primary monitor. D. Please refer to page 16 for proper expansion card installation procedures for details. With the internal VGA output support (D-Sub and HDMI) and external add-on PCI Express VGA cards. When you use multiple monitors with your card. Set the “Screen Resolution” and “Color Quality” as appropriate for the second monitor. Boot your system. or connect HDMI monitor cable to HDMI port on the I/O panel. Install the onboard VGA driver and the add-on PCI Express VGA card driver to your system. [128MB]. C. [256MB] or [512MB] to enable the function of VGA/D-sub. Click “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor”. 3. choose “Properties”. Repeat steps C through E for the diaplay icon identi ed by the number one to four. if necessary. and then select “Primary”. 20 . and all additional monitors will be designated as Secondary. Click “Apply” or “OK” to apply these new values.

Click “OK” to save your change. Click the number ”2” icon.such as a computer. choose “Personalize”. you need to adopt the monitor that supports HDCP function as well. Use Surround Display. Due to the increase in manufacturers employing HDCP in their equipment. satellite and cable HDTV set-top-boxes. it is highly recommended that the HDTV or LCD monitor you purchase is compatible. Click and drag the display icons to positions representing the physical setup of your monitors that you would like to use. a speci cation developed by Intel® for protecting digital entertainment content that uses the DVI interface. or transmitter . The placement of display icons determines how you move items from one monitor to another. Click the items “This is my main monitor” and “Extend the desktop onto this monitor”. 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. and select the “Display Settings” tab so that you can adjust the parameters of the multi-monitor according to the steps below. or receiver .such as a monitor. To use HDCP function with this motherboard. In other words. 6. What is HDCP? HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection. D. HDCP Function HDCP function is supported on this motherboard. DVD player or set-top box and the digital display. Therefore. Products compatible with the HDCP scheme such as DVD players. Repeat steps A through C for the display icon identi ed by the number three to four. B. A. as well as few entertainment PCs requires a secure connection to a compliant display. HDCP speci cation is designed to protect the integrity of content as it is being transmitted. HDCP is a copy protection scheme to eliminate the possibility of intercepting digital data midstream between the video source. 21 . television or projector. C.For Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS: Right click the desktop.

Connect the front USB cable to the USB 2. Step1.0 header on ASRock motherboard.7 ASRock Smart Remote Installation Guide ASRock Smart Remote is only used for ASRock motherboard with CIR header. The Multi-Angle CIR Receiver does not support Hot-Plug function.asrock. which is compatible with most of the chassis on the market. USB_PWR PP+ GND DUMMY USB 2.com 22 .2. Please make sure the wire assignments and the pin assignments are matched correctly. Multi-Angle CIR Receiver is used for front USB only. white) Step2. Install Multi-Angle CIR Receiver to the front USB port. * ASRock Smart Remote is only supported by some of ASRock motherboards. Only one of the front USB port can support CIR function. 3 CIR sensors in different angles 1. 2.0 header (9-pin. please try to install it to the other front USB port. 1 2 3 4 5 GND IRTX IRRX ATX+5VSB Step3. If Multi-Angle CIR Receiver cannot successfully receive the infrared signals from MCE Remote Controller. Please install it before you boot the system. Multi-Angle CIR Receiver can receive the multi-direction infrared signals (top. the other port will remain USB function.0 header (as below. Find the CIR header located next to the USB 2. Please do not use the rear USB bracket to connect it on the rear panel. pin 1-5) and the CIR header. When the CIR function is enabled. Please refer to ASRock website for the motherboard support list: http://www. down and front). Please refer to below procedures for the quick installation and usage of ASRock Smart Remote. 3. blue) CIR header (4-pin.

use a jumper cap to short pin2 and pin3 on CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. Please be noted that the password. and then shut it down before you do the clear-CMOS action. The illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins. If no jumper cap is placed on pins.8 Jumpers Setup The illustration shows how jumpers are setup. the jumper is “Open”.2. please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power supply. time. 18) Setting Description Default Clear CMOS Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. If you need to clear the CMOS when you just nish updating the BIOS. the jumper is “Short”. After waiting for 15 seconds. No. When the jumper cap is placed on pins. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup. 23 . 1394 GUID and MAC address will be cleared only if the CMOS battery is removed. please do not clear the CMOS right after you update the BIOS. date. user default pro le. Jumper Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1) (see p. However. you must boot up the system rst.11.

No.0 headers on this motherboard. No. Do NOT place jumper caps over these headers and connectors. 12) (SATA_2: see p.0 header can support two USB 2. AFD# ERROR# PINIT# SLIN# Print Port Header (25-pin LPT1) (see p. 10) (SATA_5: see p. 9) SATA_3 SATA_5 SATA_4 SATA_6 Serial ATA3 Connectors These six Serial ATA3 (SATA3) connectors support SATA data cables for internal storage devices. Each USB 2.11 No. SPD7 SPD6 ACK# SPD5 BUSY SPD4 PE SPD3 SLCT SPD2 SPD1 SPD0 STB# USB 2. The current SATA3 interface allows up to 6.11.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers.11. 23) 1 USB_PWR P-9 P+9 GND DUMMY Besides two default USB 2. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the motherboard! (SATA_1: see p. 7) (SATA_4: see p. No.0 Headers (9-pin USB6_7) (see p. 15) 1 GND This is an interface for print port cable that allows convenient connection of printer devices.0 ports on the I/O panel. No.11. No.11 No.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.11 No. Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional) SATA_1 SATA_2 Either end of the SATA data cable can be connected to the SATA3 hard disk or the SATA3 connector on this motherboard. 24) 1 USB_PWR P-11 P+11 GND DUMMY GND P+10 P-10 USB_PWR 24 .0 ports.11.11 No. there are three USB 2. No.2. 11) (SATA_3: see p.11.11. 8) (SATA_6: see p. 21) (9-pin USB8_9) (see p. GND P+8 P-8 USB_PWR (9-pin USB10_11) (see p.

please install it to the front panel audio header as below: A. You may congure the way to turn off your system using the power switch. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L. 22) 1 GND IRTX IRRX ATX+5VSB This header can be used to connect the remote controller receiver.11 No. Please follow the instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system.11 No. System Panel Header (9-pin PANEL1) (see p. 25) 1 GND PRESENCE# MIC_RET OUT_RET OUT2_L J_SENSE OUT2_R MIC2_R MIC2_L 1.Infrared Module Header (5-pin IR1) (see p. but the panel wire on the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. D.11 No. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND). Front Panel Audio Header (9-pin HD_AUDIO1) (see p. Press the reset switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart. 20) 1 IRTX +5VSB DUMMY This header supports an optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared module. reset switch and system status indicator on the chassis to this header according to the pin assignments below. GND IRRX Consumer Infrared Module Header (4-pin CIR1) (see p. This is an interface for the front panel audio cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices.11 No. 17) This header accommodates several system front panel functions. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L. Connect the power switch. If you use AC’97 audio panel. You don’t need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel. 25 . RESET (Reset Switch): Connect to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. B. C. 2. High De nition Audio supports Jack Sensing. Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables. PWRBTN (Power Switch): Connect to the power switch on the chassis front panel. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only.

Please connect the fan cables to the fan connectors and match the black wire to the ground pin. 30) CPU Fan Connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1) (see p. The LED is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data.PLED (System Power LED): Connect to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header. Chassis Speaker Header (4-pin SPEAKER 1) (see p. hard drive activity LED. The LED is on when the system is operating. power LED. 6) 12 24 Please connect an ATX power supply to this connector. the 3-Pin CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function. The front panel design may differ by chassis. please connect it to Pin 1-3. speaker and etc. The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).11 No. Pin 1-3 Connected 3-Pin Fan Installation ATX Power Connector (24-pin ATXPWR1) (see p. HDLED (Hard Drive Activity LED): Connect to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. reset switch.11 No. If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this motherboard. Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support. Chassis and Power Fan Connectors (4-pin CHA_FAN1) (see p. 13) Please connect the chassis speaker to this header. The LED keeps blinking when the sys-tem is in S1 sleep state. 1 13 26 . 4) FAN_SPEED_CONTROL CPU_FAN_SPEED +12V GND 1 2 3 4 Please connect the CPU fan cable to the connector and match the black wire to the ground pin. A front panel module mainly consists of power switch.11 No. 19) GND FAN_SPEED_CONTROL +12V CHA_FAN_SPEED PWR_FAN_SPEED +12V GND (3-pin PWR_FAN1) (see p.11 No.11 No. make sure the wire assignments and the pin assign-ments are matched correctly.

4-Pin ATX 12V Power Supply Installation 8 4 Serial port Header (9-pin COM1) (see p. it can still work 5 1 if you adopt a traditional 4-pin ATX 12V power supply. please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector. please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 5.16) This COM1 header supports a serial port module. To use the 20-pin ATX power supply. To use the 4-pin ATX power supply.11 No. 27 . 1) 5 1 Please connect an ATX 12V power supply to this connector. 8 4 Though this motherboard provides 8-pin ATX 12V power connector. 12 24 20-Pin ATX Power Supply Installation 1 13 ATX 12V Power Connector (8-pin ATX12V1) (see p. it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply.11 No.

STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA3 hard disk. 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.11 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA3 HDDs This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA3 in RAID / AHCI mode. However.10 Serial ATA3 (SATA3) Hard Disks Installation This motherboard adopts AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3) chipset that supports Serial ATA3 (SATA3) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0. AMD A75 FCH (Hudson-D3) chipset provides hardware support for Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI). 28 .2. 2. NOTE What is Hot Plug Function? If the SATA3 HDDs are NOT set for RAID con guration. What is Hot Swap Function? If SATA3 HDDs are built as RAID 1 then it is called “Hot Swap” for the action to insert and remove the SATA3 HDDs while the system is still poweron and in working condition. You may install SATA3 hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA3 hard disks. RAID 1 and RAID 10) functions. STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA3 hard disk. STEP 1: Install the SATA3 hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis. please note that it cannot perform Hot Plug if the OS has been installed into the SATA3 HDD. STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard’s SATA3 connector. a new programming interface for SATA host controllers developed thru a joint industry effort.

Please follow below instructions step by step to reduce the risk of HDD crash or data loss.12 SATA3 HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide This motherboard supports Hot Plug feature for SATA3 HDD in RAID / AHCI mode. SATA power cable with SATA 15-pin power connector interface A. 5. Before you process the SATA3 HDD Hot Plug. Without SATA 15-pin power connector interface. Please make sure the SATA3 driver is installed into system properly. the SATA3 Hot Plug support information of our motherboard is indicated in the product spec on our website: www.2.com 2. * The SATA3 Hot Plug feature might not be supported by the chipset because of its limitation. which supports SATA3 HDD Hot Plug. A. 2. which cannot support Hot Plug function. 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. please check below cable accessories from the motherboard gift box pack. Below operation procedure is designed only for our motherboard. SATA power cable SATA 7-pin connector The SATA 15-pin power connector (Black) connect to SATA3 HDD 1x4-pin conventional power connector (White) connect to power supply Caution 1. Make sure to use the SATA power cable & data cable. Make sure your SATA3 HDD can support Hot Plug function from your dealer or HDD user manual. Points of attention. the SATA3 Hot Plug cannot be processed.asrock. The latest SATA3 driver is available on our support website: www. will be damaged under the Hot Plug operation. 7-pin SATA data cable B.com 4. before you process the Hot Plug: 1. 29 . Even some SATA3 HDDs provide both SATA 15-pin power connector and IDE 1x4-pin conventional power connector interfaces. 3. SATA data cable (Red) B. which are from our motherboard package.asrock. Please read below operation guide of Hot Plug feature carefully. The SATA3 HDD.

improper procedure will cause the SATA3 HDD damage and data loss. Step 2 Unplug SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) from SATA3 HDD side. 30 . Step 4 Connect SATA data cable to the SATA3 HDD. Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-pin Step 2 Connect SATA data cable to end (White) to the power supply 1x4-pin the motherboard’s SATAII / SATA3 cable. before you process the Hot Plug: Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Plug. improper procedure will cause the SATA3 HDD damage and data loss. How to Hot Unplug a SATA3 HDD: Points of attention.How to Hot Plug a SATA3 HDD: Points of attention. connector. Step 1 Unplug SATA data cable from SATA3 HDD side. SATA power cable 1x4-pin power connector (White) Step 3 Connect SATA 15-pin power cable connector (Black) end to SATA3 HDD. before you process the Hot Unplug: Please do follow below instruction sequence to process the Hot Unplug.

When you see the message on the screen. E. press <Y>. Then you will see these messages. Then.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit With RAID Functions If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on a RAID disk composed of 2 or more SATA3 HDDs with RAID functions. STEP 2: Make a SATA3 Driver Diskette. Please select CD-ROM as the boot device. B. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen Storage Con guration. Set the “SATA Mode” option to [RAID]. the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and listed on the support CD driver page. “Generate Serial ATA driver diskette [YN]?”. A. and then a window for boot devices selection appears. and press any key. D.14 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit With RAID Functions If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit on a RAID disk composed of 2 or more SATA3 HDDs with RAID functions. B. 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. the drivers you install can work properly. please follow below steps. Therefore. (Please use USB floppy or floppy disk. 2. please follow below procedures according to the OS you install.13 Driver Installation Guide To install the drivers to your system. C. During POST at the beginning of system boot-up.14. 2. Please insert a diskette into the floppy drive. Please follow the order from up to bottom side to install those required drivers. press <F11> key. The system will start to format the oppy diskette and copy SATA3 drivers into the oppy diskette.2. Insert the ASRock Support CD into your optical drive to boot your system.) A. STEP 1: Set up UEFI. 31 . please insert the support CD to your optical drive rst.

B. STEP 2: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration. Before you start to con gure RAID function. Select the driver to install according to the OS you install. you can start to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. the driver will be presented. you need to check the RAID installation guide in the Support CD for proper con guration. At the beginning of Windows® setup.1 step 2 on page 31. STEP 4: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. you need to check the RAID installation guide in the Support CD for proper con guration.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit With RAID Functions If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on a RAID disk composed of 2 or more SATA3 HDDs with RAID functions. After step 1. STEP 1: Set up UEFI.. Set the “SATA Mode” option to [RAID]. \ RAID Installation Guide STEP 3: Make a SATA3 Driver Diskette. Please refer to the BIOS RAID installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD: .. Before you start to con gure RAID function. 2. A. Make a SATA3 driver diskette by following section 2. please follow below steps. 2. After reading the oppy disk. \ RAID Installation Guide STEP 4: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system.14. insert the SATA3 driver diskette containing the AMD RAID driver. When prompted. press F6 to install a third-party RAID driver. 32 .14. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen Storage Con guration. Please refer to the BIOS RAID installation guide part of the document in the following path in the Support CD: .STEP 3: Use “RAID Installation Guide” to set RAID configuration. 3.

insert the SATA3 driver diskette containing the AMD AHCI driver.15 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit OS on your SATA3 HDDs without RAID functions.15. Using SATA3 HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions (IDE mode) STEP 1: Set up UEFI. Select the driver to install according to the OS you install. A. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen Storage Con guration.2. STEP 3: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. STEP 2: Install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. please follow below procedures according to the OS you install. Set the “SATA Mode” option to [AHCI]. Make a SATA3 driver diskette by following section 2. Set the “SATA Mode” option to [IDE]. B. 33 . When prompted. Using SATA3 HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions (AHCI mode) STEP 1: Set up UEFI. the driver will be presented. press F6 to install a third-party AHCI driver. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen Storage Con guration. please follow below steps. A.14.1 step 2 on page 31. STEP 2: Make a SATA3 Driver Diskette. At the beginning of Windows® setup.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions If you want to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit on your SATA3 HDDs without RAID functions. You can start to install Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS on your system. B. After reading the oppy disk. 2.

A. please follow below steps. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen Storage Con guration. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen Storage Con guration. STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. A. Set the “SATA Mode” option to [IDE]. STEP 2: Install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit OS on your system. B. Using SATA3 HDDs without NCQ and Hot Plug functions (IDE mode) STEP 1: Set up UEFI.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit Without RAID Functions If you want to install Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit on your SATA3 HDDs without RAID functions. Set the “SATA Mode” option to [AHCI]. B.15.2. Using SATA3 HDDs with NCQ and Hot Plug functions (AHCI mode) STEP 1: Set up UEFI. 34 .

UEFI SETUP UTILITY 3. otherwise. 3. restart the system by pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>. and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen. Please press <F2> or <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. If you wish to enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY after POST. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on. The SPI Memory on the motherboard stores the UEFI SETUP UTILITY.1 Introduction This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to con gure your system. Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated. 35 . POST will continue with its test routines.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 OC Tweaker To set up overclocking features 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. the following UEFI setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only. You may run the UEFI SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer.3. or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.1.

1. the Main screen will appear and display the system overview.2 Navigation Keys Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation key.3. Navigation Key(s) / / + / <Enter> <F1> <F9> <F10> <ESC> Function Description Moves cursor left or right to select Screens Moves cursor up or down to select items To change option for the selected items To bring up the selected screen To display the General Help Screen To load optimal default values for all the settings To save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen 3. System Time [Hour:Minute:Second] Use this item to specify the system time.2 Main Screen When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. 36 . System Date [Day Month/Date/Year] Use this item to specify the system date.

However. CPU Configuration Spread Spectrum This item should always be [Auto] for better system stability. If it is set to [Manual].3. you can set up overclocking features. However. Con guration options: [Auto] and [Disabled]. it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item. Use this to select enable or disable AMD Turbo Core Technology. it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability. CPU Voltage It allows you to adjust the value of CPU voltage.3 OC Tweaker Screen In the OC Tweaker screen. DRAM Configuration DRAM Frequency If [Auto] is selected. Multiplier/Voltage Change This item is set to [Auto] by default. Processor Maximum Voltage It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference. you may adjust the value of Processor Frequency and Processor Voltage. AMD Turbo Core Technology This item appears only when the processor you adopt supports this feature. CPU Frequency Multiplier For safety and system stability. it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item. for safety and system stability. 37 . Processor Maximum Frequency It will display Processor Maximum Frequency for reference. the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted and assigns appropriate frequency automatically. The default value is [Auto].

CAS# Latency (tCL) Use this item to change CAS# Latency (tCL) Auto/Manual setting. Max: 2T. The default is [Auto]. Bank Interleaving Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the same node. Write Recovery Time (tWR) Use this item to change Write Recovery Time (tWR) Auto/Manual setting. [Auto]. The default value is [Auto]. Con guration options: [Disabled]. The default is [Auto]. The default is [Auto]. The default is [Auto]. Command Rate (CR) Use this item to change Command Rate (CR) Auto/Manual setting.DRAM Timing Control Power Down Enable Use this item to enable or disable DDR power down mode. The default is [Auto]. RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) Use this item to change RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) Auto/Manual setting. Min: 1T. RAS# Active Time (tRAS) Use this item to change RAS# Active Time (tRAS) Auto/Manual setting. decreasing access contention. 38 . RAS# Cycle Time (tRC) Use this item to change RAS# Cycle Time (tRC) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto]. Channel Interleaving It allows you to enable Channel Memory Interleaving. or accross nodes. Row Precharge Time (tRP) Use this item to change Row Precharge Time (tRP) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto].

The default is [Auto].Refresh Cyle Time (tRFC) Use this item to change Refresh Cyle Time (tRFC) Auto/Manual setting. Voltage Control DRAM Voltage Use this to select DRAM Voltage. The default is [Auto]. CPU Load-Line Calibration CPU Load-Line Calibration helps prevent CPU voltage droop when the system is under heavy load. The default value is [Auto]. RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD) Use this item to change RAS to RAS Delay (tRRD) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto]. The default value is [Auto]. Read to Precharge (tRTP) Use this item to change Read to Precharge (tRTP) Auto/Manual setting. SB Voltage Use this to select SB Voltage. 39 . APU PCIE Voltage VDDP Use this to select APU PCIE Voltage VDDP. The default is [Auto]. The default is [Auto]. you are allowed to load and save three user defaults according to your own requirements. The default value is [Auto]. Would you like to save current setting user defaults? In this option. Four Activate Window (tFAW) Use this item to change Four Activate Window (tFAW) Auto/Manual setting. Write to Read Delay (tWTR) Use this item to change Write to Read Delay (tWTR) Auto/Manual setting.

Instant Flash Instant Flash is a UEFI ash utility embedded in Flash ROM. and reboot your system after UEFI update process completes. This convenient UEFI update tool allows you to update system UEFI without entering operating systems rst like MS-DOS or Windows®. the utility will show the UEFI les and their respective information. and USB Con guration. Please be noted that the USB ash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 le system. ACPI Con guration. Just launch this tool and save the new UEFI le to your USB ash drive. If you execute Instant Flash utility. Select the proper UEFI le to update your UEFI. you may set the con gurations for the following items: CPU Con guration. oppy disk or hard drive. South Bridge Con guration. 40 . Nouth Bridge Con guration. then you can update your UEFI only in a few clicks without preparing an additional oppy diskette or other complicated ash utility. Super IO Con guration. Storage Con guration.4 Advanced Screen In this section.3. Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.

Con guration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. 41 . please set this item to [Enabled]. Con guration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. SVM When this option is set to [Enabled]. CPU Thermal Throttle Use this item to enable CPU internal thermal control mechanism to keep the CPU from overheated. a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by AMD-V. The default value is [Disabled]. Package C6 Mode This item appears only when you enable the item “Core C6 Mode”. and lead to system stability or compatibility issue with some memory modules or power supplies.3.4. Use this item to enable or disable Package C6 mode. The default value is [Auto]. The default value is [Enabled]. Cool ‘n’ Quiet Use this item to enable or disable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology. Please set this item to [Disable] if above issue occurs. Please note that enabling this function may reduce CPU voltage and memory frequency. The default value is [Disabled].1 CPU Configuration Core C6 Mode Use this item to enable or disable Core C6 mode. The default value is [Enabled]. If you install Windows® 7 / VistaTM and want to enable this function.

Conguration options: [Onboard].2 North Bridge Configuration Primary Graphics Adapter This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video card.3. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple video controllers. Onboard HDMI HD Audio This allows you to enable or disable the “Onboard HDMI HD Audio” feature. [64MB]. The default value is [Auto]. [256MB] and [512MB]. 42 . The default value is [Auto]. If you select [Auto]. Dual Graphics This item appears only when you install AMD RADEON HD6670 / 6570 / 6450 graphics card on this motherboard. The default value of this feature is [PCI Express]. the primary monitor will be onboard VGA. Use this to enable or disable Dual Graphics feature. If you enable this option. [128MB].4. Share Memory This allows you to set the share memory feature. Configuration options: [Auto]. [PCI] and [PCI Express]. Dual Graphics function will be automatically enabled when you install AMD RADEON HD6670 / 6570 / 6450 graphics card. [32MB].

43 .3. Onboard LAN This allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN feature. the onboard HD Audio will be disabled when PCI Sound Card is plugged.3 South Bridge Configuration Onboard HD Audio Select [Auto]. The keyboard LED will also be turned off in S1.4. Good Night LED Enable this option to turn off Power LED and Port80 LED when the system is power on. The default value is [Auto]. If you select [Auto]. Front Panel Select [Auto] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel. [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio feature. S3 and S4 state.

The default value is [Enabled]. and Reporting Technology) feature.M. [RAID Mode] and [IDE Mode]. Hard Disk S. If you want to build RAID on SATA_5 and SATA_6 ports.4 Storage Configuration SATA Controller Use this item to enable or disable the “SATA Controller” feature.R. it is suggested to install SATA ODD driver on SATA_5 and SATA_6 ports. Con guration options: [AHCI Mode]. [Enabled]. [Auto]. Analysis. SATA Mode Use this item to adjust SATA Mode.R.A.M. Con guration options: [Disabled]. The default value of this option is [IDE Mode]. (Self-Monitoring.T.A. Use this item to enable or disable SATA IDE combined mode.4. If you set this item to RAID mode.T. Use this item to enable or disable the S. SATA IDE Combined Mode This item is for SATA_5 and SATA_6 ports.3. 44 . please disable this item.

45 . Con guration options: [2F8 / IRQ3] and [2E8 / IRQ3]. Change Settings Use this item to select an optional setting for Super IO device. 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.4.3. Con guration options: [3F8 / IRQ4] and [3E8 / IRQ4].5 Super IO Configuration 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. Parallel Port Use this item to enable or disable the onboard parallel port. Device Mode Use this item to change the Printer Port mode.

RTC Alarm Power On Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the system. the AC/power remains off when the power recovers. 46 . USB Mouse Power On Use this item to enable or disable USB Mouse to power on the system. Check Ready Bit Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit. 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.6 ACPI Configuration Suspend to RAM Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. If [Power Off] is selected.4. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. Restore on AC/Power Loss This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power loss. If [Power On] is selected. 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.3. USB Keyboard/Remote Power On Use this item to enable or disable USB Keyboard/Remote to power on the system. the AC/power resumes and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers. PCI Devices Power On Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode.

Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this motherboard to submit Windows® VistaTM certi cation. 47 . The default value is [Enabled].ACPI HPET table Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table.

0 controller. Legacy USB 3. [Auto].Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected. [Auto] . Legacy USB Support Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. [Disabled] . [Disabled] and [UEFI Setup Only].3.0 Controller Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 2. Please refer to below descriptions for the details of these four options: [Enabled] . The default value is [Enabled]. it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS.0 Support Use this option to enable or disable legacy support for USB 3. The default value is [Enabled].0 controller. [UEFI Setup Only] .Enables support for legacy USB.USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and UEFI setup when [Disabled] is selected.4.0 Controller Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB 3. 48 .USB devices are allowed to use only under UEFI setup and Windows / Linux OS.0 devices. If you have USB compatibility issue. There are four con guration options: [Enabled].7 USB Configuration USB 2. USB 3.

Con guration options: [Full On] and [Automatic Mode]. and the critical voltage. motherboard temperature. CPU fan speed.5 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen In this section. chassis fan speed. it allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system. Con guration options: [Full On].3. The default is value [Full On]. CPU Fan 1 Setting This allows you to set the CPU fan 1 speed. Chassis Fan 1 Setting This allows you to set the chassis fan 1 speed. including the parameters of the CPU temperature. The default is value [Full On]. 49 . [Manual Mode] and [Automatic Mode].

6 Boot Screen In this section. Setup Prompt Timeout This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key. please select [Enabled].3. 50 . Boot Failure Guard Count Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard Count. Con guration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled]. Boot Failure Guard Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard. AddOn ROM Display Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock function after boot-up. The default value is [Enabled]. Boot From Onboard LAN Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature. 65535(0xFFFF) means inde nite waiting. Full Screen Logo Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. If you enable the option “Full Screen Logo” but you want to see the AddOn ROM information when the system boots. Bootup Num-Lock If this item is set to [On]. it will display the available devices on your system for you to con gure the boot settings and the boot priority.

For the user password. you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system. 51 . you may also clear it.7 Security Screen In this section.3.

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 setup?” Select [OK] to exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY without saving any changes. Discard Changes and Exit When you select this option.8 Exit Screen Save Changes and Exit When you select this option. “Discard changes?” Select [OK] to discard all changes. Discard Changes When you select this option. Load UEFI Defaults Load UEFI default values for all the setup questions.3. Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device Attempts to Launch EFI Shell application (Shell64. it will pop-out the following message.efi) from one of the available lesystem devices. it will pop-out the following message. 52 . F9 key can be used for this operation.

2. insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.2 Support CD Information The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.3 Utilities Menu The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports. The CD automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer. Software Support 4. 53 . or you may contact your dealer for further information. Click on a speci c item then follow the installation wizard to install it. Refer to your OS documentation for more information.2.2. Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary. 4. 4.com.asrock. 4.4. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.1 Install Operating System This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 7 / 7 64-bit / VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit / XP SP3 / XP 64-bit.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus. 4. use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only. welcome to visit ASRock’s website at http://www. 4.4 Contact Information If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock.2 Drivers Menu The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects the installed devices.1 Running The Support CD To begin using the support CD. If the Main Menu did not appear automatically. locate and double click on the le “ASSETUP.2.

) You can also press <F11> to launch boot menu at system POST and choose the item “UEFI:xxx“ to boot. 1. Normally it is an optical drive. (“xxx” is the device which contains your Windows® installation les. Press <F2> or <Delete> at system POST. Choose the item “UEFI:xxx“ to boot in UEFI Setup Utility > Boot > Boot Option #1. Set AHCI Mode in UEFI Setup Utility > Advanced > Storage Con guration > SATA Mode. Please make sure to use Windows® VistaTM 64-bit (with SP1 or above) or Windows® 7 64-bit.Installing OS on a HDD Larger Than 2TB This motherboard is adopting UEFI BIOS that allows Windows® OS to be installed on a large size HDD (>2TB). Start Windows® installation. 54 . Please follow below procedure to install the operating system. 2. 3. 4.

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