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Contents Chapter 1 Introduction Package Contents Specifications Unique Features Motherboard Layout I/O Panel Chapter 2 Installation Installing the CPU Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink Installing Memory Modules (DIMM) Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) Jumpers Setup Onboard Headers and Connectors Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation Installing Drivers A-Tuning...
Start8 Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY Introduction 4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar 4.1.2 Navigation Keys Main Screen OC Tweaker Screen Advanced Screen 4.4.1 CPU Configuration 4.4.2 Chipset Configuration 4.4.3 Storage Configuration 4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology 4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology 4.4.6 ACPI Configuration 4.4.7 USB Configuration 4.4.8 Trusted Computing...
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1.2 Specifications Platform • Mini-ITX Form Factor • All Solid Capacitor design A-Style • Home Cloud • Supports 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® / Pentium® / Celeron® in LGA1150 Package • 4 Power Phase Design ®...
H87M-ITX • Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz • Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI (Compliant HDMI monitor is required) • Supports HDCP function with DVI-D and HDMI ports • Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D...
Storage • 4 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology 12 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug” functions • 1 x eSATA connector, supports NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug” functions Connector • 1 x Chassis Intrusion header...
Due to limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for sys- tem usage under Windows® 32-bit operating systems. Windows® 64-bit operating systems do not have such limitations. You can use ASRock XFast RAM to utilize the memory that Windows® cannot use.
LED, FAN-Tastic Tuning, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more. ASRock Instant Flash ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This conve- nient BIOS update tool allows you to update the system BIOS in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility.
And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
Windows® 8 brings the ultimate boot up experience. The lightning boot up speed makes it hard to access the UEFI setup. ASRock Restart to UEFI allows users to enter the UEFI automatically when turning on the PC. By enabling this function, the PC will enter the UEFI directly after you restart.
H87M-ITX ASRock FAN-Tastic Tuning ASRock FAN-Tastic Tuning is included in A-Tuning. Configure up to five different fan speeds using the graph. The fans will automatically shift to the next speed level when the assigned temperature is met.
1.4 Motherboard Layout USB 2.0 T: USB2 B: USB3 Fast RAM RoHS USB 3.0 T: USB1 B: USB2 USB 3.0 CMOS USB 3.0 Battery Top: T: USB3 Intel RJ-45 B: USB4 USB3_5_6 64Mb BIOS H87M-ITX AUDIO CODEC USB_10_11 PANEL1 PCIE1...
H87M-ITX No. Description ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1) 2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots (DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1) Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1) Chassis Intrusion Header (CI1) ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1) CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1) USB 3.0 Header (USB3_5_6) USB 2.0 Header (USB10_11)
1.5 I/O Panel No. Description No. Description USB 2.0 Ports (USB_23) Microphone (Pink) VGA Port Optical SPDIF Out Port eSATA Connector*** USB 3.0 Ports (USB_01) LAN RJ-45 Port* USB 3.0 Ports (USB3_12) Central / Bass (Orange) HDMI Port Rear Speaker (Black) DVI-D Port Line In (Light Blue) PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port...
H87M-ITX * There are two LEDs on each LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications. ACT/LINK LED SPEED LED LAN Port Activity / Link LED Speed LED Status Description Status Description No Link...
Chapter 2 Installation This is an Mini-ITX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. Pre-installation Precautions Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings.
H87M-ITX 2.1 Installing the CPU 1. Before you insert the 1150-Pin CPU into the socket, please check if the PnP cap is on the socket, if the CPU surface is unclean, or if there are any bent pins in the socket. Do not force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found.
H87M-ITX Please save and replace the cover if the processor is removed. The cover must be placed if you wish to return the motherboard for after service.
2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink...
H87M-ITX 2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM) This motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. 1. For dual channel configuration, you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size and chip-type) DDR3 DIMM pairs.
H87M-ITX 2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) There is 1 PCI Express slot on this motherboard. Before installing an expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card before you start the installation.
2.5 Jumpers Setup The illustration shows how jumpers are setup. When the jumper cap is placed on the pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap is placed on the pins, the jumper is “Open”. The illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “Short” when a jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins.
H87M-ITX 2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage to the motherboard. System Panel Header...
Serial ATA3 Connectors These four SATA3 (SATA3_0: connectors support SATA see p.10, No. 10) data cables for internal (SATA3_1: storage devices with up to see p.10, No. 11) 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rate. (SATA3_2: see p.10, No. 12) (SATA3_3: see p.10, No. 13) USB 2.0 Headers Besides two USB 2.0 ports DUMMY...
H87M-ITX 1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis must sup- port HDA to function correctly. Please follow the instructions in our manual and chassis manual to install your system. 2. If you use an AC’97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio header by the steps below: A.
ATX 12V Power This motherboard pro- Connector vides an 8-pin ATX 12V (8-pin ATX12V1) power connector. To use a (see p.10, No. 1) 4-pin ATX power supply, please plug it along Pin 1 and Pin 5. Chassis Intrusion Header This motherboard supports (2-pin CI1) CASE OPEN detection feature Signal...
H87M-ITX Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation 3.1 Installing Drivers The Support CD that comes with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard’s features. Running The Support CD To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN”...
3.2 A-Tuning A-Tuning is ASRock’s multi purpose software suite with a new interface, more new features and improved utilities, including XFast RAM, Dehumidifier, Good Night LED, FAN-Tastic Tuning, OC Tweaker and a whole lot more. 3.2.1 Installing A-Tuning When you install the all-in-one driver to your system from ASRock’s support CD, A-Tuning will be auto-installed as well.
H87M-ITX Tools Various tools and utilities. XFast RAM Boost the system’s performance and extend the HDD’s or SDD’s lifespan! Create a hidden partition, then assign which files should be stored in the RAM drive. Fast Boot Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. Please note that Ultra Fast mode is only supported by Windows 8 and the VBIOS must support UEFI GOP if you are using an external graphics card.
Dehumidifier Prevent motherboard damages due to dampness. Enable this function and configure the period of time until the computer powers on, and the duration of the dehumidifying process. HDMI-IN Connect two different devices to one monitor and toggle between the primary and secondary screen without replugging the connectors every time.
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3.3 Intel® Rapid Start Technology Intel® Rapid Start Technology enables your system to wake up faster from deep sleep, saving time and power consumption. Feel secure to know that your system will resume to working condition even if an unexpected power loss happens while the PC is in sleep mode.
3.3.2 Setup Guide Configuring Rapid Start Step 1 Run ASRock Rapid Start utility from Start -> All Programs -> ASRock Utility. Step 2 If you have more than one hard drives in your system, you must select one, then choose the Partition Size desired for your hidden partition and click on Create. The system will automatically create a hidden partition according to your settings.
Step 3 When prompted to restart after the setup, click Yes to reboot. Step 4 Double-click the Intel® Rapid Start Technology Manager icon in the Windows system tray.
H87M-ITX Step 5 Make sure Rapid Start is on. Drag the slider to configure the time. For example, if the timer value is set to ten minutes, the system will enable Rapid Start mode after entering sleep state for ten minutes. If the timer is set to 0 minutes, Windows will immediately enable Rapid Start mode as it enters sleep state.
state for a period of time. The power of the computer in Rapid Start mode can be cut off, it will not cause data loss of the programs or files you were executing before entering sleep state. When you wish to continue to use the computer just hit the power button, the system will rapidly return to Windows, the programs and files which you were using before entering sleep state will be accessible immediately.
H87M-ITX 3.4 Intel® Smart Connect Technology Intel® Smart Connect Technology is a feature that periodically wakes your computer from Windows® sleep state to refresh email or social networking applications. It saves your waiting time and keeps the content always up-to-date.
3.4.2 Setup Guide Installing ASRock Smart Connect Utility Step 1 Install ASRock Smart Connect Utility, which is located in the folder at the following path of the Support CD: \ ASRock Utility > Smart Connect. Step 2 Once installed, run ASRock Smart Connect from your desktop or go to Windows...
H87M-ITX Step 3 Click the Add button. Take Foxmail as an example, add Foxmail to the Application list. Step 4 Select Foxmail from the Application List, then click the arrow pointing right to add this application to the Smart Connect List.
Step 6 Double-click the Intel® Smart Connect Technology Manager icon in the Windows system tray. Step 7 Drag the slider to configure how often the system will connect to the network to download updates. Shorter durations will provide more frequent updates, but may cause more power consumption.
H87M-ITX The system will wake up from sleep state periodically, and then start to update Foxmail. The screen will not display anything so the computer can maintain minimum power usage. Afterwards, the system will automatically return to sleep state again.
3.5 Qualcomm® Atheros® Security Wake On Internet Technology Qualcomm® Atheros® Security Wake On Internet Technology allows you to wake up and remote control your home computer from energy efficient sleep mode. Before configuring this feature, make sure that the "PCI Device Power On" is enabled in UEFI SETUP UTILITY >...
H87M-ITX Step 3 Click on Remote Client and follow the onscreen instruction to complete the installation. Step 4 Double-click the Sunlogin Remote Control icon in the Windows system tray. Step 5 Make sure that "Remote wakeup module" and "Remote control module" is set to On.
Installing Sunlogin control client Step 1 For Windows users: Download "Control Client" from the Download section of sunlogin.oray.com and execute it. Log-in with your Sunlogin Account and Password For iPad/iPhone users: Download “Sunlogin” from App Store and install the app. Then fill in your Sunlogin Account and Password.
H87M-ITX For Andriod mobile device users: Search “Sunlogin” in Google PLAY and then install the app. Then fill in your Sunlogin Account and Password. Using Remote Wakeup For Windows users: Select one Host (Offline with Gray power button) on the control client panel to wake up your home computer.
For Andriod mobile device users: Tap one Host (Offline with Blue power button ) on the Host List. Then tap the Power button to wakeup your home computer.
H87M-ITX Using Remote Control For Windows users: Right-click on a Host (Online with Blue Windows logo) on the control client panel. Then key in your remote access password. For iPad/iPhone users: Tap one online machine on the Host List and fill in the Access password to start...
For Andriod mobile device users: Tap one online machine and fill in the Access password to start using remote control. Tutorial Video...
H87M-ITX 3.6 Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (IXTU) Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility is an overclocking utility that allows you to tune and tweak your system for performance optimization while still maintaining system stability. Double-click on your desktop to access Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility.
System Information Displays the major information of your system. Manual Tuning Manual Tuning shows the major readings of your system and allows you to tune the parameters, including voltage for the CPU core, GPU, and TurboBoost functions. Click Apply to apply the settings. Click Save to save your current settings as a profile. Stress Test Stress Test allows maximum load testing on both CPU and memory.
3.7.1 Installing Start8 Install Start8, which is located in the folder at the following path of the Support CD: \ ASRock Utility > Start8. 3.7.2 Configuring Start8 Style Select between the Windows 7 style and Windows 8 style Start Menu. Then select...
Configure Configure provides configuration options, including icon sizes, which shortcuts you want Start Menu to display, quick access to recently used apps, the functionality of the power button, and more. Control...
H87M-ITX Control lets you configure what a click on the start button or a press on the Windows key does. Desktop Desktop allows you to disable the hot corners when you are working on the desktop. It also lets you choose whether or not the system boots directly into desktop mode and bypass the Metro user interface.
Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY 4.1 Introduction ASRock Interactive UEFI is a blend of system configuration tools, cool sound effects and stunning visuals. Not only will it make BIOS setup less difficult but also a lot more amusing. This section explains how to use the UEFI SETUP UTILITY to configure your system.
H87M-ITX 4.1.2 Navigation Keys Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar, and use < > key or < > key to move the cursor up or down to select items, then press <Enter>...
When you enter the UEFI SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display the system overview. Active Page on Entry Select the default page when entering the UEFI setup utility. UEFI Guide UEFI Guide is a quick tutorial for ASRock's UEFI setup Utility. You may abort the tutorial by pressing "esc".
H87M-ITX 4.3 OC Tweaker Screen In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features. Because the UEFI software is constantly being updated, the following UEFI setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
Long Duration Power Limit Configure Package Power Limit 1 in watts. When the limit is exceeded, the CPU ratio will be lowered after a period of time. A lower limit can protect the CPU and save power, while a higher limit may improve performance. Long Duration Maintained Configure the period of time until the CPU ratio is lowered when the Long Duration Power Limit is exceeded.
H87M-ITX Load XMP Setting Load XMP settings to overclock the DDR3 memory and perform beyond standard specifications. DRAM Reference Clock Select Auto for optimized settings. DRAM Frequency If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted and assign the appropriate frequency automatically.
Row Precharge Time (tRP) The number of clock cycles required between the issuing of the precharge command and opening the next row. RAS# Active Time (tRAS) The number of clock cycles required between a bank active command and issuing the precharge command.
H87M-ITX tREFI Configure refresh cycles at an average periodic interval. tCKE Configure the period of time the DDR3 initiates a minimum of one refresh command internally once it enters Self-Refresh mode. tRDRD Configure between module read to read delay. tRDRDDR Configure between module read to read delay from different ranks.
IO-L (CHA) Configure IO latency for channel A. IO-L (CHB) Configure IO latency for channel B. ODT WR (CHA) Configure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel A. ODT WR (CHB) Configure the memory on die termination resistors' WR for channel B. ODT NOM (CHA) Use this to change ODT (CHA) Auto/Manual settings.
H87M-ITX CPU Cache Voltage Offset Configure the voltage for the CPU Cache. Setting the voltage higher may increase system stability when overclocking. System Agent Voltage Offset Configure the voltage for the System Agent. Setting the voltage higher may increase system stability when overclocking.
4.4 Advanced Screen In this section, you may set the configurations for the following items: CPU Con- figuration, Chipset Configuration, Storage Configuration, Intel® Rapid Start Tech- nology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology, ACPI Configuration, USB Configuration and Trusted Computing. Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction.
H87M-ITX 4.4.1 CPU Configuration Active Processor Cores Select the number of cores to enable in each processor package. CPU C States Support Enable CPU C States Support for power saving. It is recommended to keep C3, C6 and C7 all enabled for better power saving.
CPU Thermal Throttling Enable CPU internal thermal control mechanisms to keep the CPU from overheat- ing. No-Execute Memory Protection Processors with No-Execution Memory Protection Technology may prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks. Intel Virtualization Technology Intel Virtualization Technology allows a platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions, so that one computer system can function as multiple virtual systems.
H87M-ITX 4.4.2 Chipset Configuration Primary Graphics Adapter Select a primary VGA. VT-d Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O helps your virtual machine monitor better utilize hardware by improving application compatibility and reliability, and providing additional levels of manageability, security, isolation, and I/O performance.
Enable/disable front panel HD audio. On/Off Play With ASRock On/Off Play users can connect their portable audio devices, such as an MP3 player or a mobile phone to the PC and listen to music through the computer's speakers even when the computer is turned off.
H87M-ITX 4.4.3 Storage Configuration SATA Controller(s) Enable/disable the SATA controllers. SATA Mode Selection IDE: For better compatibility. AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance. RAID: Combine multiple disk drives into a logical unit. AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) supports NCQ and other new features that will improve SATA disk performance but IDE mode does not have these advantages.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T. S.M.A.R.T stands for Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It is a monitoring system for computer hard disk drives to detect and report on various indicators of reliability.
H87M-ITX 4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology ® Intel Rapid Start Technology Intel® Rapid Start Technology is a new zero power hibernation mode which allows users to resume in just 5-6 seconds.
4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology ® Intel Smart Connect Technology ® Intel Smart Connect Technology automatically updates your email and social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. while the computer is in sleep mode.
H87M-ITX 4.4.6 ACPI Configuration Suspend to RAM Select disable for ACPI suspend type S1. It is recommended to select auto for ACPI S3 power saving. Check Ready Bit Enable to enter the operating system after S3 only when the hard disk is ready, this is recommended for better system stability.
USB Keyboard/Remote Power On Allow the system to be waked up by an USB keyboard or remote controller. USB Mouse Power On Allow the system to be waked up by an USB mouse.
H87M-ITX 4.4.7 USB Configuration USB Controller Enable or disable all the USB ports. USB 3.0 Controller Enable or disable all the USB 3.0 ports. Legacy USB Support Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 2.0 devices. If you encounter USB compatibility issues it is recommended to disable legacy USB support.
4.4.8 Trusted Computing Security Device Support Enable or disable BIOS support for security device.
In order to prevent users from bypassing OMG, guest accounts without permission to modify the system time are required. UEFI Tech Service Contact ASRock Tech Service if you are having trouble with your PC. Please setup network configuration before using UEFI Tech Service. Easy RAID Installer Easy RAID Installer helps you to copy the RAID driver from the support CD to your USB storage device.
Save UEFI files in your USB storage device and run Instant Flash to update your UEFI. Internet Flash ASRock Internet Flash downloads and updates the latest UEFI firmware version from our servers for you. Please setup network configuration before using Internet Flash.
H87M-ITX Dehumidifier Period Configure the period of time until the computer powers on and enables Dehumidifier after entering S4/S5 state. Dehumidifier Duration Configure the duration of the dehumidifying process before it returns to S4/S5 state. Dehumidifier CPU Fan Setting Configure the speed of the CPU fan while Dehumidifier is enabled. The higher the value, the faster the fan speed.
4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen This section allows you to monitor the status of the hardware on your system, including the parameters of the CPU temperature, motherboard temperature, fan speed and voltage. CPU Fan 1 Setting Select a fan mode for CPU Fans 1, or choose Customize to set 5 CPU temperatures and assign a respective fan speed for each temperature.
H87M-ITX 4.7 Boot Screen This section displays the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority. Fast Boot Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. In fast mode you may not boot from an USB storage device.
Full Screen Logo Enable to display the boot logo or disable to show normal POST messages. AddOn ROM Display Enable AddOn ROM Display to see the AddOn ROM messages or configure the AddOn ROM if you've enabled Full Screen Logo. Disable for faster boot speed. Boot Failure Guard If the computer fails to boot for a number of times the system automatically restores the default settings.
H87M-ITX Launch PXE OpROM Policy Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only. Do not launch? Launch Storage OpROM Policy Select UEFI only to run those that support UEFI option ROM only. Select Legacy only to run those that support legacy option ROM only.
4.8 Security Screen In this section you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system. You may also clear the user password. Supervisor Password Set or change the password for the administrator account. Only the administrator has authority to change the settings in the UEFI Setup Utility. Leave it blank and press enter to remove the password.
H87M-ITX 4.9 Exit Screen Save Changes and Exit When you select this option the following message, “Save configuration changes and exit setup?” will pop out. Select [OK] to save changes and exit the UEFI SETUP UTILITY. Discard Changes and Exit When you select this option the following message, “Discard changes and exit...
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