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|e-Piet||3:58am on Monday, June 14th, 2010|
|I remembered back in the days of the very first Athlon based VIA boards with issues everywhere from AGP instability, Ram compatibility issues. The Via Nano is an out of order CPU whereas the Intel atom is a in order CPU.|
|dommac||4:10pm on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010|
|I used a single 4GB stick of G.Skill DD3-1333 with this machine. This is NOT A NANO (Isaiah) processor. The PV530 is the "Esther" architecture, which is a C7.|
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VIA PV530 CPU + VX900 Chipset
- Mini-ITX Form Factor: 6.7-in x 6.7-in, 17.0 cm x 17.0 cm - Solid Capacitor for CPU power - VIA PV530 Processor (1.8 GHz) - Supports FSB800 MHz - Supports Untied Overclocking Technology - VIA VX900 - 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots - Supports DDR3 1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory - Max. capacity of system memory: 4GB
Expansion Slot Graphics
- 1 x PCI slot
- VIA Chrome9 HD DX9 Graphics - Pixel Shader 2.0, DirectX 9.0 - Max. shared memory 512MB - Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz - 5.1 CH HD Audio (VIA V1705 Audio Codec) - Realtek PCIE x1 LAN 8105E - Speed: 10/100 Ethernet - Supports Wake-On-LAN I/O Panel - 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port - 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support) - 1 x Serial Port: COM1 - 1 x VGA Port - 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED) - HD Audio Jack: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone - 2 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors - CPU/Chassis FAN connector - 24 pin ATX power connector - Front panel audio connector - 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
Audio LAN Rear Panel I/O
- VIA PV530 Processor (1.8 GHz) - Solid Capacitor for CPU power - VIA VX900 Chipset
- 4Mb AMI Legal BIOS - Supports "Plug and Play" - ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events - Supports jumperfree - SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial) - ASRock OC Tuner - Instant Boot - ASRock Instant Flash - ASRock OC DNA - Hybrid Booster: - CPU Frequency Stepless Control - ASRock U-COP - Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.) - CPU Temperature Sensing - Chassis Temperature Sensing - CPU Fan Tachometer - Chassis Fan Tachometer - CPU Quiet Fan - CPU/Chassis Fan Multi-Speed Control - Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore - Microsoft Windows 7 / VistaTM / XP compliant
Support CD Unique Feature
- FSB 800 MHz - Supports DDRmemory - 1 x PCI slot - Integrated VIA Chrome9 HD DX9 Graphics, DirectX 9.0 - Supports ASRock Instant Boos, Instant Flash, OC Tuner, OC DNA, Multi-Speed Fan Control - ErP/EuP Ready - Free Software : CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial; Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB - Trial
The specification is subject to change without notice. The brand and product names are trademarks of their respective companies. Any configuration other than original product specification is not guaranteed.
OS Certifications Accessories
- FCC, CE, WHQL - ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required) - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield - 2 x SATA Data Cables (Optional)
ASRock PV530-ITX VS G31 Ref MB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
PV530-ITX (VIA VX900) CPU : VIA PV530 1.8GHz DRAM : DDR3-800 2Gx1 Windows 7 Performance (Graphics) Windows 7 Performance (Gaming Graphics) Windows 7 Performance (Primary hard disk) Power Consumption (Idle) (Watt) Power Consumption (Full loading @ Prime95) (Watt) 3.2 3.1 5.53 G31 Ref MB CPU : Celeron 420 1.6 GHz DRAM : DDR2-800 2Gx3.1 5.61
ASRock PV530-ITX VS Gigabyte EG41MF-S2H
Chipset: CPU: RAM: VGA: HDD: PSU:
VX900 VIA PV530 GSKill DDR3-800 2GBx1 onboard Western Digital WD5000AAKS Corsair HX 850W
G41 + ICH7 Celeron 420 GSKill DDR2-800 2GBx1 onboard Western Digital WD5000AAKS Corsair HX 850W
Windows 7 OS Installation time
Time to boot up to Windows 7
(PV530 CPU + VIA VX900 Chipset)
(Celeron 420 CPU + Intel G41 Chipset)
ASRock Mini-ITX Motherboard - PV530-ITX
VIA PV530 Processor Inside
Standard Mini-ITX motherboard for Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX case
ASRock AIWI Turn Your iPhone Into Game Joystick
Playing Games by Holding Your iPhone or iPod touch
ASRock AIWI software introduces a new way of PC gaming operation. ASRock AIWI is the world's first software to turn your iPhone/iPod touch as a game joystick to control your PC games. Just to install the ASRock AIWI software on your ASRock motherboard, connect your PC and apple devices via Bluetooth or WiFi networks, then you can start experiencing the exciting motion controlled games.
ASRock AIWI Quick Start Guide
Save your OC settings as a profile and share with friends. Try OC DNA now!
OC DNA Instruction
Save your BIOS OC settings as User Default in BIOS OC Tweaker menu. (For example: we name this User Default setting as CPU_OC3.8GHz)
Execute ASRock OC DNA under OS, you will find CPU_OC3.8GHz as User Profile 1.
Press Save button to save the CPU_OC3.8GHz OC settings as a profile.
Send the CPU_OC3.8GHz profile to other friends.
When the friend receives your CPU_OC3.8GHz profile, he can press Load to load the CPU_OC3.8GHz profile in OC DNA.
After that, the friend can enter into BIOS OC Tweaker menu to load the CPU_OC3.8GHz profile as his BIOS OC settings.
Now, you have successfully share your OC setting profile with your friends.
*The OC DNA works only when users use the same motherboard and BIOS version.
ASRock Instant Boot
ASRock Instant Boot is a new feature invented exclusively by ASRock. It can boot up system in an amazing speed, which is 10 times faster than traditional boot up. For home users or office PC users, ASRock Instant Boot can also guarantee a clean Windows OS, and consumed less power! For details:
http://www.asrock.com/feature/InstantBoot/index.asp * This function is applicable ONLY to single user that does not secure ID and Password to their systems. * The boot up time depends on the hardware configuration.
10 Times Faster, Only 4 Secs to Boot Up to Windows!
ASRock Instant Flash
ASRock Instant Flash is an exclusive and the most userfriendly BIOS flash utility developed by ASRock. It is embedded in Flash ROM which is used to update the system BIOS without having to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows.
Once executing ASRock Instant Flash, the utility will automatically detect all devices such as USB, hard disk or even floppy drive to find the exact BIOS for your system. Instead of giving you all BIOS in your devices, the Instant Flash just list BIOS versions that apply to your motherboard model only. For example, if you have many different BIOS of different motherboards saved in your devices, but you just need to flash your P45 motherboard, the Instant Flash will just list the P45 BIOS versions for you. This unique function allows you to easily select the suitable BIOS version instead of browsing through all data.
Instant Flash just list BIOS versions that apply to your motherboard model.
Click and start Flashing!
CyberLink Power2Go 6.1 LE OEM
Power2Go 6 lets you burn and backup videos, photos, music and data onto Blu-ray Discs and DVDs.
CyberLink MediaShow 4.1 SE OEM
Photo and video management software MediaShow edits videos and photos instantly, creates slideshow, and allows publishing directly to YouTube and Flickr.
CyberLink PowerDVD 8.0 DTS Trial
World-renowned PowerDVD 8 DTS delivers outstanding DVD movie playback quality on your PC.
CyberLink PowerDirector 8.0 Trial
PowerDirector - Video Editing software edits high-definition videos including AVCHD, allows output to PSP iPod and Blu-ray Disc.
CyberLink PowerBackup 2.5 Trial
PowerBackup backups valuable data on your PC.
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB Trial
The Sound Blaster X-Fi MB solution provides premium audio quality, effects and features for PC systems equipped with onboard audio. For gamers, the EAX ADVANCED HD 4.0, with its state-of-the-art Multi-Environment rendering and reverb modelling, delivers a much more realistic and immersive 3D gaming experience than your motherboard audio ever will.
4 Software Support.. 39
4.1 Install Operating System.. 4.2 Support CD Information.. 4.2.1 Running Support CD.. 4.2.2 Drivers Menu... 4.2.3 Utilities Menu... 4.2.4 Contact Information... 39 39
Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock PV530-ITX motherboard, a reliable motherboard produced under ASRocks consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRocks 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 configuration guide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.
Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. 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. www.asrock.com/support/index.asp
Pack ackage 1.1 P ack age Contents
ASRock PV530-ITX Motherboard (Mini-ITX Form Factor: 6.7-in x 6.7-in, 17.0 cm x 17.0 cm) ASRock PV530-ITX Quick Installation Guide ASRock PV530-ITX Support CD Two Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional) One I/O Panel Shield
- Mini-ITX Form Factor: 6.7-in x 6.7-in, 17.0 cm x 17.0 cm - Solid Capacitor for CPU power - VIA PV530 Processor (1.8 GHz) - Supports FSB800 MHz - Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 1) - VIA VX900 - 2 x DDR3 DIMM slots - Supports DDR3 1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 2) - Max. capacity of system memory: 4GB (see CAUTION 3) - 1 x PCI slot - VIA Chrome9 HD DX9 Graphics - Pixel Shader 2.0, DirectX 9.0 - Max. shared memory 512MB (see CAUTION 4) - Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz - 5.1 CH HD Audio (VIA VT1705 Audio Codec) - Realtek PCIE x1 LAN 8105E - Speed: 10/100 Ethernet - Supports Wake-On-LAN I/O Panel - 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port - 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support) - 1 x Serial Port: COM1 - 1 x VGA Port - 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED) - HD Audio Jack: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone - 2 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors (see CAUTION 5) - CPU/Chassis FAN connector - 24 pin ATX power connector - Front panel audio connector - 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
Bottom: Mic In
Top: Line In
1.4 I/O Panel
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green) Parallel Port RJ-45 Port Line In (Light Blue) Line Out (Lime) Microphone (Pink)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01) USB 2.0 Ports (USB23) VGA Port COM Port 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 Status Description Status SPEED LED Description
ACT/LINK SPEED LED LED
Off No Activity Blinking Data Activity
10Mbps connection 100Mbps connection
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 VIA HD Audio Deck tool on your system. Please follow below instructions according to the OS you install. For Windows XP OS: Please click VIA HD Audio Deck icon , and click Speaker. Then you are allowed to
select 2 Channel or 4 Channel. Click Power to save your change. For Windows 7 / VistaTM OS: Please click VIA HD Audio Deck icon , and click Advanced Options on the left side
on the bottom. In Advanced Options screen, select Independent Headphone, and click OK to save your change.
Chapter 2 Installation
PV530-ITX is a Mini-ITX form factor (6.7" x 6.7", 17.0 x 17.0 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. 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.
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
PV530-ITX motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots.
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. DDRmemory module can only be installed in one of the DDR3 DIMM slots. If you install two DDRmemory modules on this motherboard, they will run at DDR3 800.
Installing a DIMM
Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or the system components.
Step 1. Step 2.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward. Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the slot.
The DIMM only fits 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.
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.
2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)
There is 1 PCI slot on this motherboard. PCI Slot: PCI slot is used to install expansion card that has the 32-bit PCI interface.
Installing an expansion card
Step 1. 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 firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot. Fasten the card to the chassis with screws. Replace the system cover.
Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6.
Short pin2, pin3 to enable +5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or +5V +5VSB USB23 wake up events. Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by power supply.
(see p.10, No. 1)
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 when jumper cap is placed on these 2 pins. Jumper Setting PS2_USB_PWR1 1_2 2_3
Short pin2, pin3 to enable +5V_DUAL for USB01 wake +5V_DUAL +5V up events. Note: To select +5V_DUAL, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by power supply. When you select +5V_DUAL, USB devices can wake up the system under S3 (Suspend to RAM) state.
(see p.10, No. 19)
Short pin2, pin3 to enable +5VSB (standby) for +5V +5VSB USB4_5/6_7 wake up events. Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by power supply.
(see p.10, No. 11)
Clear CMOS Jumper
(CLRCMOS1) (see p.10, No. 18)
Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system setup parameters. 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 finish updating the BIOS, you must boot up the system first, and then shut it down before you do the clear-CMOS action.
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 of the motherboard!
Serial ATAII Connectors
(SATAII_1: see p.10, No. 14) (SATAII_2: see p.10, No. 16)
These Serial ATAII (SATAII) connectors support SATAII or SATA hard disk for internal storage devices. The current SATAII interface allows up to 3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate. Either end of the SATA data cable can be connected to the SATA / SATAII hard disk or the SATAII connector on the motherboard.
Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable
USB 2.0 Headers
(9-pin USB6_7) (see p.10 No. 13)
USB_PWR P-7 P+7 GND DUMMY
GND P+6 P-6 USB_PWR
(9-pin USB4_5) (see p.10 No. 17)
USB_PWR P-5 P+5 GND DUMMY
Besides four default USB 2.0 ports on the I/O panel, there are two USB 2.0 headers on this motherboard. Each USB 2.0 header can support two USB 2.0 ports.
If pin 3 and pin 4 are shorted, SATA 1.5Gb/s will be enabled. On the other hand, if you want to enable SATAII 3.0Gb/s, please remove the jumpers from pin 3 and pin 4. HITACHI Please use the Feature Tool, a DOS-bootable tool, for changing various ATA features. Please visit HITACHIs website for details: http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
The above examples are just for your reference. For different SATAII hard disk products of different vendors, the jumper pin setting methods may not be the same. Please visit the vendors website for the updates.
AT (SAT AT (SAT Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks Installation
This motherboard adopts VIA VX900 chipset that supports Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA / SATAII hard disks. STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis. STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk. STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboards SATAII connector. STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.
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. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly.
Technology 2.10 Untied Overclocking Technology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI bus. Before you enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter Overclock Mode option of BIOS setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [Manual]. Therefore, CPU FSB is untied during overclocking, but PCI buse is in the fixed mode so that FSB can operate under a more stable overclocking environment.
Please refer to the warning on page 7 for the possible overclocking risk before you apply Untied Overclocking Technology.
Chapter 3 BIOS SETUP UTILITY
This section explains how to use the BIOS SETUP UTILITY to configure your system. The BIOS FWH chip on the motherboard stores the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. You may run the BIOS SETUP UTILITY when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, otherwise, POST will continue with its test routines. If you wish to enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the Main OC Tweaker Advanced H/W Monitor Boot screen has a menu bar with the following selections: To set up the system time/date information To set up overclocking features To set up the advanced BIOS features To display current hardware status To set up the default system device to locate and load the Operating System Security To set up the security features Chipset To set up the chipset features Exit To exit the current screen or the BIOS SETUP UTILITY Use < > key or < > key to choose among the selections on the menu bar, and then press <Enter> to get into the sub screen.
3.1.2 Navigation Keys
Please check the following table for the function description of each navigation key. Navigation Key(s) / / + / <Enter> <F1> <F9> <F10> <ESC> Function Description Moves cursor left or right to select Screens Moves cursor up or down to select items To change option for the selected items To bring up the selected screen To display the General Help Screen To load optimal default values for all the settings To save changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen
3.2 Main Screen
When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display the system overview.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY OC Tweaker Advanced H/W Monitor
System Time System Date BIOS Version Processor Type Processor Speed Cache Size Total Memory DDR3_1 DDR3_2 : : : : [14:00:09] [Thu 06/17/2010] PV530-ITX P1.00 VIA PV530 Processor 1800MHz 1800MHz 128KB
Use [Enter], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. Use [+] or [-] to configure system Time.
: 2048MB with 256MB shared memory : 1024MB/400MHz DDR3_800 : 1024MB/400MHz DDR3_800
+Tab F1 F9 F10 ESC
Select Screen Select Item Change Field Select Field General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
v02.54 (C) Copyright 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc.
System Time [Hour:Minute:Second] Use this item to specify the system time. System Date [Day Month/Date/Year] Use this item to specify the system date.
Tweak weaker 3.3 OC Tweaker Screen
In the OC Tweaker screen, you can set up overclocking features.
Main OC Tweaker
OC Tweaker Settings Overclock Mode CPU Frequency (MHz) Boot Failure Guard Boot Failure Guard Count Spread Spectrum CPU Ratio Setting DRAM Frequency DRAM Configuration VCORE Voltage VCCM(DRAM) Voltage Chipset Voltage VTT Voltage [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] Enter F1 F9 F10 ESC [Auto]  [Enabled]  [Auto]  [Auto] Select Screen Select Item Go to Sub Screen General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
Select the over clock mode.
Overclock Mode Use this to select Overclock Mode. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [Manual] and [Optimized]. CPU Frequency (MHz) Use this option to adjust CPU frequency. Boot Failure Guard Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard. Boot Failure Guard Count Enable or disable the feature of Boot Failure Guard Count. Spread Spectrum This item should always be [Auto] for better system stability. CPU Ratio Setting You may use this item to set the ratio between CPU core clock and the FSB frequency. DRAM Frequency If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted and assigns appropriate frequency automatically. You may select [Auto], [400MHz DDR3_800] or [533MHz DDR3_1066].
WARNING : Setting wrong values in below sections may cause system to malfunction. CPU Configuration Chipset Configuration ACPI Configuration Storage Configuration PCIPnP Configuration SuperIO Configuration USB Configuration BIOS Update Utility ASRock Instant Flash
Options for CPU
Enter F1 F9 F10 ESC
Select Screen Select Item Go to Sub Screen General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
Setting wrong values in this section may cause the system to malfunction. ASRock Instant Flash 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. Just launch this tool and save the new BIOS file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/ 12 file system. If you execute ASRock Instant Flash utility, the utility will show the BIOS files and their respective information. Select the proper BIOS file to update your BIOS, and reboot your system after BIOS update process completes.
3.4.1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Configure advanced CPU settings
VIA Pv530 Processor 1800MHz Frequency :1.80GHz Cache L1 :128 KB Cache L2 :128 KB Ratio Status:Unlocked (Min:04, Max:09) Ratio Actual Value:9 CPU Ratio Setting CMPXCHG8B instruction support VIA Processor Power Management  [Enabled] [Enabled] Enter to enable or disable P4 CPU internal thermal control mechanism.
CPU Ratio Setting You may use this item to set the ratio between CPU core clock and the FSB frequency. CMPXCHG8B instruction support Please disable this option if you want to install WindowsNT 4.0. VIA Processor Power Management You may use this item to enable or disable the processor dynamic power management function.
3.4.2 Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Chipset Settings
Primary Graphics Adapter Onboard VGA Share Memory OnBoard Lan Onboard HD Audio Front Panel [PCI] [Auto] [Enabled] [Auto] [Auto] Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit Select the type of primary VGA in case of multiple video controllers.
Primary Graphics Adapter This item shows the primary graphics adapter. The default value is [PCI]. Configuration options: [Onboard], [PCI] and [PCI Express]. Onboard VGA Share Memory This allows you to set onboard VGA share memory feature. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto], [16MB], [32MB], [64MB], [128MB], [256MB] and [512MB]. OnBoard Lan This allows you to enable or disable the OnBoard Lan feature. 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.
3.4.3 ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced ACPI Configuration
Suspend To RAM Check Ready Bit Restore on AC/Power Loss Ring-In Power On PCI Devices Power On PS / 2 Keyboard Power On RTC Alarm Power On ACPI HPET Table [Auto] [Enabled] [Power Off] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] +F1 F9 F10 ESC Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit Select auto-detect or disable the STR feature.
Suspend to RAM This field allows you to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-to-RAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the system supports it. Check Ready Bit Use this item to enable or disable the feature Check Ready Bit. Restore on AC/Power Loss This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/Power loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/Power remains off when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/Power resumes and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers. Ring-In Power On Use this item to enable or disable Ring-In signals to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode. PCI Devices Power On Use this item to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode. PS/2 Keyboard Power On Use this item to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode. RTC Alarm Power On Use this item to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the system. ACPI HPET Table Use this item to enable or disable ACPI HPET Table. The default value is [Disabled]. Please set this option to [Enabled] if you plan to use this motherboard to submit Windows VistaTM certification.
3.4.4 Storage Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Storage Configuration
OnBoard SATA Controller SATAII_1 SATAII_2 [Enabled] [Hard Disk] [Not Detected] Enable/Disable onboard SATA controller.
OnBoard SATA Controller Use this to enable or disable onboard SATA controller. The default value is [Enabled].
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced SATAII_1
Device Vendor Size LBA Mode Block Mode PIO Mode Async DMA Ultra DMA S.M.A.R.T. Type LBA/Large Mode Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) PIO Mode DMA Mode S.M.A.R.T. 32Bit Data Transfer :Hard Disk :ST340014A :40.0 GB :Supported :16Sectors :4 :MultiWord DMA-2 :Ultra DMA-5 :Supported [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Select the type of device connected to the system.
TYPE Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify. Configuration options: [Not Installed], [Auto], [CD/DVD], and [ARMD]. [Not Installed]: Select [Not Installed] to disable the use of IDE device. [Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect the hard disk drive. After selecting the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format the new IDE hard disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.
[CD/DVD]: This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives. [ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device), such as MO. LBA/Large Mode Use this item to select the LBA/Large mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Disabled] to disable the LBA/Large mode. Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) The default value of this item is [Auto]. If this feature is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during each transfer. PIO Mode Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing the hard disk timing. DMA Mode DMA capability allows the improved transfer-speed and data-integrity for compatible IDE devices. S.M.A.R.T. Use this item to enable or disable the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Auto], [Enabled]. 32-Bit Data Transfer Use this item to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data transfer rate.
3.4.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Advanced PCI / PnP Settings
PCI Latency Timer PCI IDE BusMaster  [Enabled] Value in units of PCI clocks for PCI device latency timer register.
PCI Latency Timer The default value is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless the installed PCI expansion cards specifications require other settings. PCI IDE BusMaster Use this item to enable or disable the PCI IDE BusMaster feature.
3.4.6 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Configure Super IO Chipset
Serial Port Address Parallel Port Address Parallel Port Mode EPP Version ECP Mode DMA Channel Parallel Port IRQ [3F8 / IRQ4]  [ECP + EPP] [1.9] [DMA3] [IRQ7] Allow BIOS to Enable or Disable Floppy Controller.
Serial Port Address Use this item to set the address for the onboard serial port or disable it. Configuration options: [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4], [2F8 / IRQ3], [3E8 / IRQ4], [2E8 / IRQ3]. Parallel Port Address Use this item to set the address for the onboard parallel port or disable it. Configuration options: [Disabled], , and . Parallel Port Mode Use this item to set the operation mode of the parallel port. The default value is [ECP+EPP]. If this option is set to [ECP+EPP], it will show the EPP version in the following item, EPP Version. Configuration options: [Normal], [Bi-Directional], and [ECP+EPP]. EPP Version Use this item to set the EPP version. Configuration options: [1.9] and [1.7]. ECP Mode DMA Channel Use this item to set the ECP mode DMA channel. Configuration options: [DMA0], [DMA1], and [DMA3]. Parallel Port IRQ Use this item to set the IRQ for the parallel port. Configuration options: [IRQ5] and [IRQ7].
3.4.7 USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced USB Configuration
USB Controller USB 2.0 Support Legacy USB Support USB Keyboard/Remote Power On USB Mouse Power On [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] To enable or disable the onboard USB controllers.
USB Controller Use this item to enable or disable the use of USB controller. USB 2.0 Support Use this item to enable or disable the USB 2.0 support. Legacy USB Support Use this option to select legacy support for USB devices. There are four configuration options: [Enabled], [Auto], [Disabled] and [BIOS Setup Only]. The default value is [Enabled]. Please refer to below descriptions for the details of these four options: [Enabled] - Enables support for legacy USB. [Auto] - Enables legacy support if USB devices are connected. [Disabled] - USB devices are not allowed to use under legacy OS and BIOS setup when [Disabled] is selected. If you have USB compatibility issue, it is recommended to select [Disabled] to enter OS. [BIOS Setup Only] - USB devices are allowed to use only under BIOS setup and Windows / Linux OS. USB Keyboard/Remote Power On Use this item to enable or disable USB Keyboard/Remote Power On on the system. USB Mouse Power On Use this item to enable or disable USB Mouse Power On on the system.
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.
Hardware Health Event Monitoring
CPU Temperature M / B Temperature CPU Fan Speed Chassis Fan Speed Vcore + 3.30V + 5.00V + 12.00V CPU Quiet Fan Chassis Fan : 37 C / 98 F : 31 C / 87 F : 3400 RPM : N/A : : : : 1.629V 3.306V 5.067V 11.890V [Disabled] [Full On]
Enable/Disable CPU Quiet Fan Function.
F1 F9 F10 ESC
Select Screen Select Item General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
CPU Quiet Fan This item allows you to identify the temperature of CPU fan. If you set this option as [Disabled], the CPU fan will operate in full speed. If you set this option as [Enabled], you will find the items Target CPU Temperature and Target Fan Speed appear to allow you adjusting them. The default value is [Disabled]. Target CPU Temperature The target temperature will be between 45 C/113 F and 65 C/149 F. The default value is [50 C/122 F]. Target Fan Speed Use this option to set the target fan speed. You can freely adjust the target fan speed according to the target CPU temperature that you choose. Configuration options: [Level 1], [Level 2], [Level 3], [Level 4], [Level 5], [Level 6] [Level 7], [Level 8] and [Level 9]. Chassis Fan This item allows you to control the speed of chassis fan. Configuration options: [Full On], [Level 1], [Level 2], [Level 3], [Level 4], [Level 5], [Level 6] [Level 7], [Level 8] and [Level 9].
3.6 Boot Screen
In this section, it will display the available devices on your system for you to configure the boot settings and the boot priority.
Main OC Tweaker BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced H/W Monitor Boot Security Exit
Boot Settings Configuration 1st Boot Device 2nd Boot Device 3rd Boot Device Hard Disk Drives Removable Drives CD/DVD Drives [1st Floppy Device] [HDD: PM - HDS722580VL] [CD / DVD: 3S - CD - ROM C]
Configure Settings during System Boot.
3.6.1 Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Boot Boot Settings Configuration
Full Screen Logo AddOn ROM Display Boot Logo Boot From Onboard LAN Bootup Num-Lock [Enabled] [Enabled] [Auto] [Disabled] [On] Disabled: Displays normal POST messages. Enabled: Displays OEM Logo instead of POST messages.
Full Screen Logo Use this item to enable or disable OEM Logo. The default value is [Enabled]. AddOn ROM Display Use this option to adjust AddOn ROM Display. If you enable the option Full Screen Logo but you want to see the AddOn ROM information when the system boots, please select [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Enabled] and [Disabled]. The default value is [Enabled]. Boot Logo Use this option to select logo in POST screen. This option only appears when you enable the option Full Screen Logo. Configuration options: [Auto], [EuP], [Scenery] and [ASRock]. The default value is [Auto].
Boot From Onboard LAN Use this item to enable or disable the Boot From Onboard LAN feature. Boot Up Num-Lock If this item is set to [On], it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock function after boot-up.
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.
Supervisor Password User Password : Not Installed : Not Installed
Install or Change the password.
Change Supervisor Password Change User Password
Select Screen Select Item Change General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
3.8 Exit Screen
Exit system setup after saving the changes. F10 key can be used for this operation.
Save Changes and Exit Discard Changes and Exit Discard Changes Load BIOS Defaults Load Performance Setup Default Load Power Saving Setup Default
Save Changes and Exit When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, Save configuration changes and exit setup? Select [OK] to save the changes and exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY. Discard Changes and Exit When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, Discard changes and exit setup? Select [OK] to exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY without saving any changes. Discard Changes When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, Discard changes? Select [OK] to discard all changes. Load BIOS Defaults Load BIOS default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used for this operation. Load Performance Setup Default This performance setup default may not be compatible with all system configurations. If system boot failure occurs after loading, please resume optimal default settings. F5 key can be used for this operation. Load Power Saving Setup Default Load power saving setup default. F6 key can be used for this operation.
Software Support Chapter 4 Sof tware Suppor t
4. 1 Install Operating System This motherboard supports various Microsoft Windows operating systems: 7 / VistaTM / XP. Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more information. 4. 2 Support CD Information The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features. 4. 2. 1 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 is enabled in your computer. If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus. 4. 2. 2 Drivers Menu The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices. 4. 2. 3 Utilities Menu The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports. 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 ASRocks website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer for further information.
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