* ,f you use a 2-channel speaker, please connect the speakers plug into Front
Speaker Jack. See the table below for connection details in accordance with the
type of speaker you use.
TABLE for Audio Output Connection
2.2 Installing the 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
Chapter 2: Installation
This is an EATX form factor motherboard. Before you install the motherboard study the conJuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard ts into it.
Take note of the following precautions before
2.1 Installing the CPU
In order to provide the LGA 1155 CPU
sockets more protection and make the
installation process easier, ASRock
has added a new protection cover on
top of the load plate to replace the
former PnP caps that were under the
load plate. F
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express Slots)
There are 7 PCI Express slots and 1 mini_PCI Express slot on this motherboard.
Mini-PCIE Slots: MINI_PCIE1 is used for mini-PCIE cards.
PCIE slots: PCIE PCIE and PCIE PCIE . x1 slots are used for
PCI Express x1 lane
orientation key notch
orientation key notch
For proper installation, please ensure to match the two
orientation key notches of the CPU with the two alignment
keys of the socket.
2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM)
slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel
conguratLon, you alZays need to Lnstall identical (the same brand, speed,
sL]e and chLptype DD5 D,
Installing an Expansion Card
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
4.4.6 USB Configuration
Legacy USB Support
Enable or disable Legacy OS Support for USB 2.0 devices. If you encounter USB
compatibility issues it is recommended to disable legacy USB support. Select UEFI
Setup Only to support USB devices under the UEFI set
ASRock System Browser shows the overview of your current PC and the devices
OMG (Online Management Guard)
Administrators are able to establish an internet curfew or restrict internet access
at specified times via OMG. Y
4.4.3 Storage Configuration
Enable/disable the SATA controllers.
SATA Mode Selection
AHCI: Supports new features that improve performance.
RAID: Combine multiple disk drives into a logical unit.
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface)
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
Discard Changes and Exit
When you select this op
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.
Select a fan mode
4.4.4 Super IO Configuration
Enable or disable the Serial port.
Serial Port Address
Select the address of the Serial port.
Enable the PS2 Y-Cable or set this option to Auto.
4.7 Security Screen
In this section you may set or change the supervisor/user password for the system.
You may also clear the user password.
Set or change the password for the administrator account. Only the administrator
PCH DMI ASPM Support
This option enables/disables the ASPM support for all PCH DMI devices.
Configure the size of memory that is allocated to the integrated graphics processor when
the system boots up.
4.4.5 ACPI Configuration
Suspend to RAM
Select disable for ACPI suspend type S1. It is recommended to select auto for ACPI
S3 power saving.
ACPI HEPT Table
Enable the High Precision Event Timer for better performance.
PS/2 Keyboard Power On
Allow the syst
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
Enable to launch the Compatibility Support Module. Please do not disable unless
youre running a WHCK test. If you are using Windows 8.1 64-bit and all of your
devices support UEFI, you may also disable CSM
Chassis Fan 2 Temp Source
Select a fan temperature source for Chassis Fan 2.
Over Temperature Protection
When Over Temperature Protection is enabled, the system automatically shuts
down when the motherboard is overheated.
Case Open Feature
4.8 Boot Screen
This section displays the available devices on your system for you to configure the
boot settings and the boot priority.
Fast Boot minimizes your computer's boot time. In fast mode you may not boot
from an USB storage
Easy Driver Installer
For users that dont have an optical disk drive to install the drivers from our support
CD, Easy Driver Installer is a handy tool in the UEFI that installs the LAN driver
to your system via an USB storage device, then downl
Configure the period of time until the computer powers on and enables
Dehumidifier after entering S4/S5 state.
Configure the duration of the dehumidifying process before it returns to S4/S5
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
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, youre welcome
to visit ASRocks website at http:/www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer
for further information. For technical questions, please submit
RAID driver from a support CD to your USB storage device. After copying the RAID driver to your USB storage
device, please change SATA Mode to RAID, then you
can start installing the OS in RAID mode.
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