MSRock

HO/M

User Manual

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

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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol-

lowing two conditions:

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

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

CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY

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

“Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see

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

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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

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

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

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

www.asrock.com/support/index.asp

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

ASRock Reminds You...

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

1.2 Specifications

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

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

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

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

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

- Pixel Shader 4.1, DirectX 10.1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Supports HDCP function with DVI and HDMI ports

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

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

- Premium Blu-ray audio support

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

Rear Panel I/O I/O Panel

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port

- 1 x VGA/D-Sub Port

- 1 x VGA/DVI-D Port

- 1 x HDMI Port

- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port

- 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports

- 2 x Ready-to-Use USB 3.0 Ports

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

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

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

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

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

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

WARNING

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

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

CAUTION!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1.3 Motherboard Layout

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CPU Fan Connector (CPU FAN1)

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

2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots

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

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

Intel H67 Chipset

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

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

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USB 2.0 Header (USB8 9, Blue)

USB 2.0 Header (USB10_11, Blue) Chassis Speaker Header

(SPEAKER 1, White)

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

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

COM Port Header (COM1)

Front Panel Audio Header

(HD AUDIO1, White)

HDMI SPDIF Header

(HDMI SPDIF1, White)

PCI Slot (PCI)

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

1.4 I/O Panel

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

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

Blinking| Data Activity 100Mbps connection i 1Gbps connection

LAN Port

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

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

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

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

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

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Chapter 2: Installation.

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

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

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

2.1 Screw Holes

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

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

2.2 Pre-installation Precautions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1155-Pin Socket Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Heat Sink) up. Locate Pin1 and the

two orientation key notches.

orientation key notch alignment key

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alignment key

orientation key notch 1155-Pin Socket

1155-Pin CPU

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

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

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

keys.

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

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2.4 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink

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

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

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

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

Step 3. Align fasteners with the motherboard through-

holes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)

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

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

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

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

Installing a DIMM

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

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

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

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

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2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)

There are 1 PCI slots:

PCIE slots:

Installing Step 1.

Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.

Step 5. Step 6.

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

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

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

an expansion card

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

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

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

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

Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.

Replace the system cover.

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2.7 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features

Dual Monitor Feature

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

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

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

VGA/D-Sub port

VGA/DVI-D port HDMI port

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

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

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Surround Display Feature

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

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

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

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

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

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

5. Set up a multi-monitor display.

For Windows’ XP / XP 64-bit OS:

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

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

the steps below.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

according to the steps below.

A. Click the number ”2” icon.

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

C. Click “OK” to save your change.

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

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

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

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

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HDCP Function

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

What is HDCP?

HDCP stands for High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection,

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

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

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2.8 Jumpers Setup

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

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

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

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

is placed on these 2 pins.

Jumper Setting Description Clear CMOS Jumper 12 23

(CLRCMOS1) DES) ong

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

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

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

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2.9 Onboard Headers and Connectors

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

over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the

motherboard!

FDD connector

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

the red-striped side to Pin1

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

connector.

Serial ATAI] Connectors

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

SATA2 3: see p.12, No

SATA2 5 SATA2 4

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

Serial ATA3 Connectors

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

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

I| SATA3 1

Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Infrared Module Header IRTX

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

GND IRRX

Consumer Infrared Module Header