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Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M Series
User Manual
Version 1.1
Published July 2012
Copyright©2012 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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Summary of Contents

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    Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M Series User Manual Version 1.1 Published July 2012 Copyright©2012 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.

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    Fatal1ty Story Who knew that at age 19, I would be a World Champion PC gamer. When I was 13, I actually played competitive billiards in professional tournaments and won four or five games off guys who played at the highest level. I actually thought of making a career of it, but at that young age situations change rapidly.

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    LIVIN’ LARGE Since my first big tournament wins, I have been a “Professional Cyberathlete”, traveling the world and livin’ large with lots of International media coverage on outlets such as MTV, ESPN and a 60 Minutes segment on CBS to name only a few. It's unreal - it's crazy. I’m living a dream by playing video games for a living.

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    Copyright Notice: No part of this manual may be reproduced, transcribed, transmitted, or translated in any language, in any form or by any means, except duplication of documentation by the purchaser for backup purpose. Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be regis- tered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    , 3-Way CrossFireX and Quad CrossFireX Operation Guide ........29 2.9 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features ....35 2.10 ASRock Smart Remote Installation Guide ..... 38 2.11 Jumpers Setup ............39 2.12 Onboard Headers and Connectors ......40 2.13 Smart Switches ............

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    3 UEFI SETUP UTILITY ..........57 3.1 Introduction ..............57 3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar ............ 57 3.1.2 Navigation Keys ........... 58 3.2 Main Screen ..............58 3.3 OC Tweaker Screen ............59 3.4 Advanced Screen ............63 3.4.1 CPU Configuration ..........64 3.4.2 North Bridge Configuration........

  • Page 7: Introduction, Package Contents

    In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You may find 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 specific information about the model you are using.

  • Page 8: Specifications

    1.2 Specifications Platform - Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm - Premium Gold Capacitor design (100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors) ® - Supports 3 and 2 Generation Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 in LGA1155 Package - Digi Power Design - 8 + 3 Power Phase Design...

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    - Max. shared memory 1760MB (see CAUTION 5) - Four VGA Output options: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort (see CAUTION 6) - 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.

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    ® SATA3 - 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by Intel Z77, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug functions - 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug”...

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    - FCC, CE, WHQL - ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required) (see CAUTION 22) * For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.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 third-party overclocking tools.

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    ® Vista / XP. For Windows OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limita- tion. You can use ASRock XFast RAM to utilize the memory that Win- ® dows cannot use. Only PCIE1 and PCIE3 slots support Gen 3 speed. To run the PCI Ex- press in Gen 3 speed, please install an Ivy Bridge CPU.

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    10. ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS ® without entering operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows . With this utility, you can press the <F6> key during the POST or the <F2>...

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    15. ASRock XFast RAM is a new function that is included into F-Stream. It ® fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows 32-bit CPU. ASRock XFast RAM shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster.

  • Page 15: Motherboard Layout

    1.3 Motherboard Layout 24.4cm (9.6 in) USB 3.0 T: USBA0 B: USBA1 ATX12V1 CPU_FAN2 CPU_FAN1 USB 2.0 T: USB0 B: USB1 USB 3.0 Top: T: USB0 RJ-45 B: USB1 Debug USB3_2_3 PWR_FAN1 CMOS Battery SLI/XFIRE_PWR1 CHA_FAN2 Fast LAN PCI Express 3.0 Fast USB PCIE1 SATA3_A1_A2...

  • Page 16: I/o Panel

    1.4 I/O Panel PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Port (Purple/Green) ** 10 Front Speaker (Lime) D-Sub Port (VGA1) Microphone (Pink) DisplayPort (DP1) USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_01) Fatal1ty Mouse Port (USB0) USB 2.0 Port (USB1) LAN RJ-45 Port *** 14 eSATA3 Port (ESATA_1) Central / Bass (Orange) Clear CMOS Switch (CLRCBTN) Rear Speaker (Black) HDMI Port (HDMI1)

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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 find “Mixer” tool on your system. Please select “Mixer ToolBox” , click “Enable playback multi-streaming”, and click “ok”.

  • Page 18: Installation, Screw Holes, Pre-installation Precautions

    Chapter 2: Installation This is a Micro ATX form factor (9.6" x 9.6", 24.4 x 24.4 cm) motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.

  • Page 19: Cpu Installation

    Plate Load Lever lation process easier, ASRock has added Cover a new protection cover on top of the load plate to replace the former PnP caps that were under the load plate. For the installa-...

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    orientation key notch alignment key Pin1 Pin1 alignment key 1155-Pin Socket orientation key notch 1155-Pin CPU For proper installation, please ensure to match the two orientation key notches of the CPU with the two alignment keys of the socket. Step 2-3. Carefully place the CPU into the socket.

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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 CPUs. Please adopt the type of heatsink and cooling fan compliant with Intel 1155- Pin CPU to dissipate heat. Before you install the heatsink, you need to spray ther- mal interface material between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat dissipa- tion.

  • Page 22: Installation Of Memory Modules (dimm)

    2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) This motherboard provides four 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel config- uration, you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size and chip-type) DDR3 DIMM pair in the slots: You have to install identical DDR3 DIMMs in Dual Channel A (DDR3_A1 and DDR3_B1;...

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    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.

  • Page 24: Expansion Slots (pci Express Slots)

    PCI Express graphics cards to support 3-Way CrossFireX . And for installing ASRock Game Blaster. 1. In single VGA card mode, it is recommended to install a PCI Express x16 graphics card on PCIE1 slot.

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    2.7 SLI and Quad SLI Operation Guide ® This motherboard supports NVIDIA and Quad SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology that allows you to install up to two identical PCI Express x16 graphics ® ® cards. Currently, NVIDIA technology supports Windows XP / XP 64-bit / ®...

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    Step3. Align and insert ASRock SLI_Bridge Card to the goldfingers on each graphics card. Make sure ASRock SLI_Bridge Card is firmly in place. ASRock SLI_Bridge Card Step4. Connect a VGA cable or a DVI cable to the monitor connector or the DVI...

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    2.7.2 Driver Installation and Setup Install the graphics card drivers to your system. After that, you can enable the Multi- ® Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) feature in the NVIDIA nView system tray utility. Please follow the below procedures to enable the multi-GPU feature. ®...

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    ® For Windows Vista / Vista 64-bit / 7 / 7 64-bit OS: (For SLI and Quad SLI mode) A. Click the Start icon on your Windows taskbar. B. From the pop-up menu, select All Programs, and then click NVIDIA Corporation.

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    CrossFireX , 3-Way CrossFireX and Quad CrossFireX Operation Guide This motherboard supports CrossFireX , 3-way CrossFireX and Quad CrossFireX feature. CrossFireX technology offers the most advantageous means available of combining multiple high performance Graphics Processing Units (GPU) in a single PC. Combining a range of different operating modes with intelligent software design and an innovative interconnect mechanism, CrossFireX enables the highest possible level of performance and image quality in any 3D ®...

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    Step 2. Connect two Radeon graphics cards by installing CrossFire Bridge on CrossFire Bridge Interconnects on the top of Radeon graphics cards. (CrossFire Bridge is provided with the graphics card you purchase, not bundled with this motherboard. Please refer to your graphics card vendor for details.) CrossFire Bridge Step 3.

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    2.8.1.2 Installing Three CrossFireX -Ready Graphics Cards Step 1. Install one Radeon graphics card to PCIE1 slot. For the proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”. Step 2. Install one Radeon graphics card to PCIE3 slot. For the proper installation procedures, please refer to section “Expansion Slots”.

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    CrossFire Bridge Step 5. Connect the DVI monitor cable to the DVI connector on the Radeon graph- ics card on PCIE1 slot. (You may use the DVI to D-Sub adapter to convert the DVI connector to D-Sub interface, and then connect the D-Sub monitor cable to the DVI to D-Sub adapter.)

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    2.8.2 Driver Installation and Setup Step 1. Power on your computer and boot into OS. Step 2. Remove the ATI driver if you have any VGA driver installed in your system. The Catalyst Uninstaller is an optional download. We recommend using this utility to uninstall any previously installed Catalyst drivers prior to installation.

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    Although you have selected the option “Enable CrossFire ”, the CrossFireX function may not work actually. Your computer will automatically reboot. After restarting your computer, please confirm whether the option “Enable CrossFire ” in “ATI Catalyst Control Center” is selected or not; if not, please select it again, and then you are able to enjoy the benefit of CrossFireX feature.

  • Page 35: Dual Monitor And Surround Display Features

    2.9 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, HDMI and DisplayPort), you can easily enjoy the benefits of dual monitor feature without installing any add-on VGA card to this motherboard. This motherboard also provides independent display controllers for DVI-D, D-Sub, HDMI and DisplayPort to support dual VGA output so that DVI-D, D-sub, HDMI and DisplayPort can drive same or different display contents.

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    Surround Display Feature This motherboard supports surround display upgrade. With the internal VGA output support (DVI-D, D-Sub, HDMI and DisplayPort) and external add-on PCI Express VGA cards, you can easily enjoy the benefits of surround display feature. Please refer to the following steps to set up a surround display environment: 1.

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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.

  • Page 38: Asrock Smart Remote Installation Guide

    The Multi-Angle CIR Receiver does not support Hot-Plug function. Please install it before you boot the system. * ASRock Smart Remote is only supported by some of ASRock motherboards. Please refer to ASRock website for the motherboard support list: http://www.asrock.com...

  • Page 39: Jumpers Setup

    2.11 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 is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short”...

  • Page 40: Onboard Headers And Connectors

    2.12 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! Serial ATA2 Connectors These four Serial ATA2 (SATA2) connectors support SATA data (SATA2_2_3: see p.15, No.

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    (9-pin USB_4_5) (see p.15, No. 24) (9-pin USB_6_7) (see p.15, No. 25) USB 3.0 Header Besides four default USB 3.0 Vbus Vbus ports on the I/O panel, there is (19-pin USB3_2_3) Vbus IntA_P3_SSRX- IntA_P2_SSRX- IntA_P3_SSRX+ one USB 3.0 header on this (see p.15, No.

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    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”.

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    Chassis Speaker Header Please connect the chassis speaker to this header. (4-pin SPEAKER 1) (see p.15, No. 20) Power LED Header Please connect the chassis power LED to this header to (3-pin PLED1) PLED- PLED+ indicate system power status. (see p.15, No. 14) PLED+ The LED is on when the system is operating.

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    Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector, 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 ATX 12V Power Connector Please connect an ATX 12V...

  • Page 45: Smart Switches

    2.13 Smart Switches The motherboard has three smart switches: power switch, reset switch and clear CMOS switch, allowing users to quickly turn on/off or reset the sytem clear the CMOS values. Power Switch Power Switch is a smart switch, allowing users to quickly turn (PWRBTN) Power on/off the system.

  • Page 46: Dr. Debug

    2.14 Dr. Debug Dr. Debug is used to provide code information, which makes troubleshooting even easier. Please see the diagrams below for reading the Dr. Debug codes. Status Code Description 0x00 Not used 0x01 Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard) 0x02 AP initialization before microcode loading 0x03...

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    0x37 Post-Memory North Bridge initialization is started 0x38 Post-Memory North Bridge initialization (North Bridge module specific) 0x39 Post-Memory North Bridge initialization (North Bridge module specific) 0x3A Post-Memory North Bridge initialization (North Bridge module specific) 0x3B Post-Memory South Bridge initialization is started 0x3C Post-Memory South Bridge initialization (South Bridge module specific) 0x3D...

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    0x62 Installation of the South Bridge Runtime Services 0x63 CPU DXE initialization is started 0x64 CPU DXE initialization (CPU module specific) 0x65 CPU DXE initialization (CPU module specific) 0x66 CPU DXE initialization (CPU module specific) 0x67 CPU DXE initialization (CPU module specific) 0x68 PCI host bridge initialization 0x69...

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    0xA6 SCSI Detect 0xA7 SCSI Enable 0xA8 Setup Verifying Password 0xA9 Start of Setup 0xAA Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below) 0xAB Setup Input Wait 0xAC Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below) 0xAD Ready To Boot event 0xAE Legacy Boot event 0xAF...

  • Page 50: Serial Ata3 (sata3) Hard Disks Installation, Installation

    2.15 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATA2 (SATA2) Hard Disks Installation ® This motherboard adopts Intel Z77 chipset that supports Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATA2 (SATA2) hard disks and RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage and Intel Smart Response Technology) functions.

  • Page 51: Hdds, Hot Plug And Hot Swap Functions For Sata3 Hdds

    2.17 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATA2 HDDs This motherboard supports Hot Plug and Hot Swap functions for SATA / SATA2 in ® RAID / AHCI mode. Intel Z77 chipset provides hardware support for Advanced Host controller Interface (AHCI), a new programming interface for SATA host controllers developed through a joint industry effort.

  • Page 52: Operation Guide

    SATA / SATA2 / 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 / SATA2 / SATA3 HDD can support Hot Plug function from your dealer or HDD user manual.

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    How to Hot Plug a SATA / SATA2 / 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 / SATA2 / SATA3 HDD damage and data loss. Step 2 Step 1 Please connect SATA power cable 1x4-...

  • Page 54: Driver Installation Guide

    2.20 Driver Installation Guide To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CD to your optical drive first. 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.

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    ® 2.22 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 / SATA2 / SATA3 HDDs without RAID functions, please follow below procedures according to the OS you install.

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    Using SATA / SATA2 / SATA3 HDDs without NCQ function STEP 1: Set Up UEFI. A. Enter UEFI SETUP UTILITY Advanced screen Storage Configuration. B. Set the option “SATA Mode Selection” to [IDE] for SATA2_2 to SATA2_5 and SATA3_0 and SATA3_1 ports. Set the option “ASMedia SATA3 Mode”...

  • Page 57: Uefi Setup Utility, Introduction, Uefi Menu Bar

    Chapter 3: UEFI SETUP UTILITY 3.1 Introduction This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to configure 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>...

  • Page 58: Navigation Keys, Main Screen

    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 Moves cursor up or down to select items + / - To change option for the selected items <Tab>...

  • Page 59: Oc Tweaker Screen

    3.3 OC Tweaker Screen In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features. Load Optimized CPU OC Setting You can use this option to load optimized CPU overclocking setting. Please note that overclocing may cause damage to your CPU and mother- board.

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    Intel Turbo Boost Technology Use this item to enable or disable Intel Turbo Boost Mode Technology. Turbo Boost Mode allows processor cores to run faster than marked fre- quency in specific conditions. The default value is [Enabled]. Additional Turbo Voltage Use this item to add voltage when CPU is in Turbo mode.

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    DRAM Configuration DRAM tCL Use this item to change CAS# Latency (tCL) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto]. DRAM tRCD Use this item to change RAS# to CAS# Delay (tRCD) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto]. DRAM tRP Use this item to change Row Precharge Time (tRP) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto].

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    DRAM tRTP Use this item to change Read to Precharge (tRTP) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto]. DRAM tFAW Use this item to change Four Activate Window (tFAW) Auto/Manual set- ting. The default is [Auto]. DRAM tCWL Use this item to change CAS# Write Latency (tCWL) Auto/Manual setting. The default is [Auto].

  • Page 63: Advanced Screen

    User Defaults In this option, you are allowed to load and save three user defaults according to your own requirements. 3.4 Advanced Screen In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU Configu- ration, North Bridge Configuration, South Bridge Configuration, Storage Configura- tion, Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology, Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology, Super IO Configuration, ACPI Configuration and USB Configuration.

  • Page 64: Cpu Configuration

    3.4.1 CPU Configuration Intel Hyper Threading Technology To enable this feature, a computer system with an Intel processor that sup- ports Hyper-Threading technology and an operating system that includes ® ® optimization for this technology, such as Microsoft Windows XP / Vista ®...

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    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 codes. This option will be hidden if the current CPU does not support No-Excute Memory Protection. Intel Virtualization Technology When this option is set to [Enabled], a VMM (Virtual Machine Architecture) can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vanderpool...

  • Page 66: North Bridge Configuration

    3.4.2 North Bridge Configuration Primary Graphics Adapter This allows you to select [Onboard] or [PCI Express] as the boot graphic adapter priority. The default value is [PCI Express]. VT-d ® ® Use this to enable or disable Intel VT-d technology (Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O).

  • Page 67: South Bridge Configuration

    3.4.3 South Bridge Configuration 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.

  • Page 68: Storage Configuration

    3.4.4 Storage Configuration SATA Controller(s) Use this item to enable or disable the SATA Controller feature. SATA Mode Selection This item is for SATA3_0, SATA3_1 and SATA2_2 to SATA2_5 ports. Use this to select SATA mode. Configuration options: [IDE Mode], [AHCI Mode] and [RAID Mode].

  • Page 69: Intel(r) Rapid Start Technology

    ® We recommend to use Intel Z77 SATA ports (SATA3_0, SATA3_1, SATA2_2, SATA2_3, SATA2_4 and SATA2_5) for your bootable devices. This will minimum your boot time and get the best performance. But if you still want to boot from ASMedia SATA3 controller, you can still enable this in UEFI. 3.4.5 Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology Use this item to enable or disable Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology.

  • Page 70: Intel(r) Smart Connect Technology

    3.4.6 Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology Use this item to enable or disable Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology. Intel(R) Smart Connect Technology keeps your e-mail and social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. updated automatically while the computer is in sleep mode.

  • Page 71: Super Io Configuration

    3.4.7 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. Configuration options: [3F8h / IRQ4] and [3E8h / IRQ4]. Infrared Port Use this item to enable or disable the onboard infrared port.

  • Page 72: Acpi Configuration

    3.4.8 ACPI Configuration Suspend to RAM Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-to- RAM feature. Selecting [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. Check Ready Bit Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit. ACPI HPET Table Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table.

  • Page 73: Usb Configuration

    3.4.9 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 configuration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [UEFI Setup Only].

  • Page 74: Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen

    3.5 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. CPU Fan 1 &...

  • Page 75: Boot Screen

    3.6 Boot Screen In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to config- ure the boot settings and the boot priority. Setup Prompt Timeout This shows the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key. 65535(0XFFFF) means indefinite waiting.

  • Page 76: Security Screen

    3.7 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.

  • Page 77: Exit Screen

    3.8 Exit Screen Save Changes and Exit When you select this option, the following message “Save configuration changes and exit setup?” will pop-out. Select [Yes] to save the changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. Discard Changes and Exit When you select this option, the following message “Discard changes and exit setup?”...

  • Page 78: Software Support, Install Operating System, Support Cd Information, Drivers Menu, Utilities Menu, Contact Information

    Click on a specific 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...

  • Page 79

    Installing OS on a HDD Larger Than 2TB in AHCI Mode ® This motherboard adopts UEFI BIOS that allows Windows OS to be installed on a large size HDD (>2TB). Please follow the procedures below to install the operating system. ®...

  • Page 80

    RAID drivers into a USB flash disk. You can download the driver from ASRock's website and unzip the file into a USB flash disk OR copy the file from ASRock motherboard support CD. (please copy the files under following directory: 32 bit: ..\i386\Win7_Vista_Intel_v11.0.0.1032...

  • Page 81

    E. Please keep the USB flash disk installed until the system's first reboot. ® F. Continue to install OS by following the Windows instructions. ® 5. Follow Windows Installation Guide to install OS. ® If you install Windows 7 64-bit / Vista 64-bit on a large hard disk (ex.

  • Page 82

    B. Disable “Volume Shadow Copy” service. a. Type “computer management” in the Start Menu, then press “Enter”. b. Go to “Services and Applications>Services”; Then double click “Volume Shadow Copy”.

  • Page 83

    c. Set “Startup type” to “Disable” then Click “OK”. C. Reboot your system. D. After reboot, please start to install motherboard drivers and utilities. ® Windows 7 64-bit: A. Please request the hotfix KB2505454 through this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2505454/ ® B. After installing Windows 7 64-bit, install the hotfix kb2505454.

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