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1. Introduction.. 5
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Package Contents... Specifications... Motherboard Layout... ASRock I/O PlusTM... 11 12
2. Installation.. 10
Pre-installation Precautions... 2.1 CPU Installation... 2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink.. 2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM). 2.4 Expansion Slots (Future CPU Port, PCI, AGP, and AMR Slots). 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9
13 Jumpers Setup... 15 Onboard Headers and Connectors.. 16 Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disks Installation.. 19 Hot Plug Function for SATA HDDs.. 19 Installing Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows XP 64-bit With RAID Functions... 20 2.9.1 Installing Windows 2000 / Windows XP With RAID Functions.. 20 2.9.2 Installing Windows XP 64-bit With RAID Functions. 20 2.10 Installing Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit Without RAID Functions.... 21 Introduction... 3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar... 3.1.2 Navigation Keys... Main Screen... Advanced Screen... 3.3.1 CPU Configuration... 3.3.2 Chipset Configuration... 3.3.3 ACPI Configuration.. 3.3.4 IDE Configuration.. 3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration.. 3.3.6 Floppy Configuration.. 3.3.7 Super IO Configuration... 3.3.8 USB Configuration... Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen.. Boot Screen... 3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration.. 35 36
SETUP 3. BIOS S ETUP UTILITY... 22
3.6 3.7 4.1 4.2
Security Screen.. 36 Exit Screen... 37 Install Operating System... Support CD Information... 4.2.1 Running Support CD.. 4.2.2 Drivers Menu... 4.2.3 Utilities Menu.. 4.2.4 Contact Information... 38 38
4. Software Support... 38
Technology APPENDIX: AMDs Cool n Quiet TM Technology. 39
Thank you for purchasing ASRock K8Upgrade-VM800 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-bystep 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 memory and CPU support lists on ASRock website as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com
1 x ASRock K8Upgrade-VM800 Motherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.0-in x 9.6-in, 22.9 cm x 24.4 cm) 1 x ASRock K8Upgrade-VM800 Quick Installation Guide 1 x ASRock K8Upgrade-VM800 Support CD 1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor) 1 x 3.5-in Floppy Drive Ribbon Cable 1 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional) 1 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional) 1 x ASRock I/O PlusTM Shield 1 x COM Port Bracket 1 x ASRock MR Card (Optional)
Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.0-in x 9.6-in, 22.9 cm x 24.4 cm 754-Pin Socket Supporting advanced 64-bit AMD AthlonTM 64 and 32-bit Sempron Processor Supports AMDs Cool n QuietTM Technology (see CAUTION 1) Chipsets: North Bridge: VIA K8M800 Chipset FSB @ 800 MHz / 1.6 GT/s South Bridge: VIA VT8237R Chipset Supports USB 2.0, ATA 133, SATA 1.5Gb/s Memory: 2 x DDR DIMM Slots: DDR1 and DDR2 Support PC3200 (DDR400) / PC2700 (DDR333) / PC2100 (DDR266), Max. 2GB IDE: IDE1: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6 IDE2: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6 Supports up to 4 IDE Devices Serial ATA: 2 x SATA Connectors Supports up to 2 SATA Devices at 1.5Gb/s Data Transfer Rate Floppy Port: Supports up to 2 Floppy Disk Drives Audio: 5.1 channels AC97 Audio OnBoard VGA: Intergrated UniChrome PRO 3D/2D Graphics Controller , supports DirectX 8.1 LAN: Speed: 802.3u (10/100 Ethernet), Supports Wake-On-LAN Hardware Monitor: CPU Temperature Sensing Motherboard Temperature Sensing CPU Overheat Shutdown to Protect CPU Life (ASRock U-COP)(see CAUTION 2) CPU Fan Tachometer Chassis Fan Tachometer Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore Future CPU Port: Supports CPU upgrade from AMD 754-Pin CPU to AMD 939-Pin CPU (see page 13 for details) PCI Slots: 2 x PCI Slots, PCI Specification 2.2 AGP slot: 1 x AGP Slot Supports 1.5V, 8X / 4X AGP Card (see CAUTION 3) AMR slot: 1 slot, supports ASRock MR card (Optional) USB 2.0: 8 USB 2.0 Ports: 6 Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports on the I/O Panel Plus 2 On-Board Headers Supporting 2 Extra USB 2.0 Ports (see CAUTION 4)
ASRock I/O PlusTM: 1 PS/2 Mouse Port, 1 PS/2 Keyboard Port 1 VGA Port 1 Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support) 6 Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports 1 RJ-45 Port Audio Jack: Line In / Line Out / Microphone COM Port: 1 COM Port Header to support a COM port module BIOS: AMI Legal BIOS Supports Plug and Play ACPI 2.0 Compliance Wake Up Events SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support CPU Frequency Stepless Control (only for advanced users reference, see CAUTION 5) OS: Microsoft Windows 98 SE / ME / 2000 / XP compliant
1. For power-saving sake, it is strongly recommended to enable AMDs Cool n QuietTM technology under Windows system. See APPENDIX on page 39 to enable AMDs Cool n QuietTM technology. 2. 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 3. 4. 5. CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system. Do NOT use a 3.3V AGP card on the AGP slot of this motherboard! It may cause permanent damage! Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft Windows XP SP1 / 2000 SP4. It may not work properly under Microsoft Windows 98/ ME. Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended to perform over-clocking. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the CPU.
1.3 Motherboard Layout
3 22.9cm (9.0-in)
DDR2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
DDR1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)
USB 2.0 T: USB2 B: USB3
USB 2.0 Top: T: USB0 RJ-45 B: USB1
VIA VT8237R Chipset
Top: Line In
Shared USB 2.0 T: USB4 B: USB5
Center: Line Out Bottom: Mic In
VIA K8M800 Chipset
PS2_USB_PWR1 Jumper ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1) CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1) 754-Pin CPU Socket CPU Heatsink Retention Module North Bridge Controller 184-pin DDR DIMM Slots (DDR1- 2) J9 / J10 / J15 Jumpers Infrared Module Header (IR1) Flash Memory ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1) Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1) Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue) Secondary IDE Connector (IDE2, Black) South Bridge Controller Primary Serial ATA Connector (SATA1) Secondary Serial ATA Connector (SATA2)
System Panel Header (PANEL1) Game Port Header (GAME1) Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1) USB 2.0 Header (USB67, Blue) Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1) Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS2) AGP Slot (1.5V_AGP1) COM Port Header (COM1) AMR Slot (AMR1) PCI Slots (PCI1- 2) JR1 / JL1 Jumpers Front Panel Audio Header (AUDIO1) Future CPU Port (FUTURE_CPU_PORT1) Internal Audio Connector: AUX1 (White) Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black) Shared USB 2.0 Header (USB45, Blue) J1 - J8 Jumpers
1.4 ASRock I/O Plus TM
Parallel Port RJ-45 Port Line In (Light Blue) Line Out (Lime) Microphone (Pink) Shared USB 2.0 Ports (USB45)
USB 2.0 Ports (USB01) USB 2.0 Ports (USB23) VGA Port PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple) PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
K8Upgarde-VM800 is a Micro ATX form factor (9.0-in x 9.6-in, 22.9 cm x 24.4 cm) motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings.
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.
3. 4. 5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. 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. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component. When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
Step 1. Step 2. Step 3.
Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6.
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 PS2_USB_PWR1
(see p.8, No. 1)
Short pin2, pin3 to enable +5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or +5V +5VSB USB wake up events. Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by power supply. JR1 / JL1 Jumper
(see p.8, No. 28)
Note: If the jumpers JL1 and JR1 are short, both the front panel and the rear panel audio connectors can work. Clear CMOS Jumper
(CLRCMOS2) (see p.8, No. 23)
Note: CLRCMOS2 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 the Clear CMOS jumper for 5 seconds. After shorting the Clear CMOS jumper, please remove the jumper cap. 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!
(33-pin FLOPPY1) (see p.8 No. 12)
the red-striped side to Pin1
Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the connector. Primary IDE Connector (Blue)
(39-pin IDE1, see p.8 No. 13)
Secondary IDE Connector (Black)
(39-pin IDE2, see p.8 No. 14)
connect the blue end to the motherboard
connect the black end to the IDE devices
80-conductor ATA 66/100/133 cable
Note: If you use only one IDE device on this motherboard, please set the IDE device as Master. Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details. Besides, to optimize compatibility and performance, please connect your hard disk drive to the primary IDE connector (IDE1, blue) and CD-ROM to the secondary IDE connector (IDE2, black). Serial ATA Connectors
(SATA1: see p.8 No. 16) (SATA2: see p.8 No. 17)
These two Serial ATA (SATA) connectors support SATA data cables for internal storage devices. The current SATA interface allows up to 1.5 Gb/s data transfer rate. Either end of the SATA data cable can be connected to the SATA hard disk or the SATA connector on the motherboard.
Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable
Serial ATA (SATA) Power Cable
connect to the SATA HDD power connector connect to the power supply
Please connect the black end of SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive. Then connect the white end of SATA power cable to the power connector of the power supply. ASRock I/O PlusTM accommodates 6 default USB 2.0 ports. If those USB 2.0 ports on the I/O panel are not sufficient, this USB 2.0 header is available to support 2 additional USB 2.0 ports. This USB45 header is shared with the USB 2.0 ports 4,5 on ASRock I/O PlusTM. When using the front panel USB ports by attaching the front panel USB cable to this header (USB45), the USB ports 4,5 on ASRock I/O PlusTM will not be able to function. This header supports an optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared module. These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV tuner card, or MPEG card. This is an interface for front panel audio cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices.
USB 2.0 Header
(9-pin USB67) (see p.8 No. 21)
USB_PWR P-6 P+6 GND DUMMY
GND P+7 P-7 USB_PWR
Shared USB 2.0 Header
(9-pin USB45) (see p.8 No. 33)
USB_PWR P-4 P+4 GND
1 USB_PWR P-5 P+5 GND DUMMY
Infrared Module Header
(5-pin IR1) (see p.8 No. 9)
IRTX +5V DUMMY
Internal Audio Connectors
(4-pin CD1, 4-pin AUX1) (CD1: see p.8 No. 32) (AUX1: see p.8 No. 31)
CD-R GND GND CD-L
AUX-R GND GND AUX-L
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.
3.3.1 CPU Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced CPU Configuration
CPU Host Frequency Actual Frequency (MHz) Spread Spectrum Cool' n' Quiet Processor Maximum Multiplier Processor Maximum Voltage Multiplier/Voltage Change Memory Clock Flexibility Option Bank Interleaving Burst Length CAS Latency (CL) TRCD TRAS TRP MA Timing [Auto]  [Auto] [Disabled] x11 1.550 V [Auto] [Auto] [Disabled] [Auto] [4 Beats] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [2T] Select how to set the CPU host frequency.
+F1 F9 F10 ESC
Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
CPU Host Frequency While entering setup, BIOS auto detects the present CPU host frequency of this motherboard. The actual CPU host frequency will show in the following item. Spread Spectrum This item should always be [Disabled] for better system stability. Cool n Quiet Use this item to enable or disable AMDs Cool n QuietTM technology. Processor Maximum Multiplier It will display Processor Maximum Multiplier for reference. Processor Maximum Voltage It will display Processor Maximum Voltage for reference. Multiplier/Voltage Change This item is set to [Auto] by default. If it is set to [Manual], you may adjust the value of Processor Multiplier and Processor Voltage. However, it is recommended to keep the default value for system stability.
CPU Host Frequency Actual Frequency (MHz) Spread Spectrum Cool' n' Quiet Processor Maximum Multiplier Processor Maximum Voltage Multiplier/Voltage Change Processor Multiplier Processor Voltage Memory Clock Flexibility Option Bank Interleaving Burst Length CAS Latency (CL) TRCD MA Timing [Auto]  [Auto] [Disabled] x11 1.550 V [Manual] [x8] [1.500V] [Auto] [Disabled] [Auto] [4 Beats] [Auto] [Auto] [2T] If AUTO, FID/VID will be left at the rated frequency/voltage. If Manual, FID/VID will be set based on User Selection in Setup.
Processor Multiplier This item will show when Multiplier/Voltage Change is set to [Manual]; otherwise, it will be hidden. You may set the value from [x4] up to [x25] but no higher than the value of Processor Maximum Multiplier. For example, if the value of Processor Maximum Multiplier is [x11], the actual value of multiplier will be [x11] even if you set this item to a value higher than [x11]. However, for system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item. Processor Voltage This item will show when Multiplier/Voltage Change is set to [Manual]; otherwise, it will be hidden. You may set the value from [1.550V] down to [0.800V]. However, for safety and system stability, it is not recommended to adjust the value of this item. Memory Clock This item can be set by the code using [Auto]. You can set one of the standard values as listed: [133 MHz (DDR266)], [166 MHz (DDR333)], [200 MHz (DDR400)]. Flexibility Option The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled]. Bank Interleaving Interleaving allows memory accesses to be spread out over banks on the same node, or accross nodes, decreasing access contention. Burst Length Burst length can be set to 8, 4, or 2 beats. CAS Latency (CL) Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2.0], [3.0], and [2.5].
MA Timing Use this to adjust values for MA timing. Configuration options: [2T], [1T]. The default value is [2T].
3.3.2 Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Chipset Settings
DRAM Voltage AGP Voltage Onboard AGP Share Memory Primary Graphics Adapter AGP Aperture Size AGP Mode AGP Fast Write IDE Drive Strength PCI Delay Transaction OnBoard LAN OnBoard AC'97 Audio OnBoard MC'97 Modem HT Width HT Speed [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [PCI] [64 MB] [Auto] [Disabled] [Normal] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit To set DRAM Voltage.
DRAM Voltage Use this to select DRAM voltage. Configuration options are [Auto], [High], and [Low]. The default value is [Auto]. AGP Voltage Use this to select among [Normal] and [High] for AGP Voltage. The default value is [Auto]. Onboard AGP Share Memory You may select [Auto], [8MB], [16MB], [32MB], or [64MB] as the Onboard AGP share Memory. The default value of this feature is set to [Auto]. When the total memory is equal or above 256MB, the share memory size will be [64MB]; otherwise, please set the share memory size to [32MB]. Primary Graphics Adapter This item will switch the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for video card. It allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple video controllers. AGP Aperture Size It refers to a section of the PCI memory address range used for graphics memory. It is recommended to leave this field at the default value unless the installed AGP cards specifications requires other sizes.
AGP Mode The default value of this feature is set to [Auto]. If you install an 8X-AGP card on this motherboard, you may select [Auto], [8X] or [4X] as the AGP mode. If the installed AGP card is a 4X-AGP card, then you may set the AGP mode as [Auto], [4X], [2X], or [1X]. AGP Fast Write This allows you to enable or disable the feature of AGP fast write protocol support. IDE Driving Strength Select [Lowest], [Low], [Normal], or [Highest] for IDE driving strength. PCI Delay Transaction Enable PCI Delay Transaction feature will free the PCI Bus when the CPU is accessing 8-bit ISA cards. Disable this feature when using ISA cards that are not PCI 2.1 compliant. OnBoard LAN This allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN feature. OnBoard AC97 Audio Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard AC97 Audio feature. OnBoard MC97 Modem Select [Auto], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard MC97 Modem feature. HT Width You may set the HyperTransport width as [8 bit], [16 bit] or [Auto]. The default value is [Auto]. HT Speed You may set the HyperTransport speed as [Auto], [200 MHz], [400 MHz], [600 MHz], or [800 MHz]. The default value is [Auto].
3.3.3 ACPI Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced ACPI Configuration
Suspend To RAM Restore on AC / Power Loss Ring-In Power On PCI Devices Power On PS / 2 Keyboard Power On RTC Alarm Power On [Disabled] [Power Off] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] 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 Use this item to select whether to auto-detect or disable the Suspend-toRAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the OS supports it. If you set this item to [Disabled], the function Repost Video on STR Resume will be hidden. Repost Video on STR Resume This feature allows you to repost video on STR resume. It is recommended to enable this feature under Microsoft Windows 98 / ME. 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.
3.3.4 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced IDE Configuration
OnBoard IDE Controller SATA Operation Mode Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave Secondary IDE Master Secondary IDE Slave [Both] [RAID] [Hard Disk] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] DISABLED: disables the integrated IDE Controller. PRIMARY: enables only the Primary IDE Controller. SECONDARY: enables only the Secondary IDE Controller. BOTH: enables both IDE Controllers. Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
OnBoard IDE Controller You may enable either the primary IDE channel or the secondary IDE channel. Or you may enable both the primary and the secondary IDE channels by selecting [Both]. Set to [Disabled] will disable the both. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Primary], [Secondary], [Both]. SATA Operation Mode Use this item to adjust SATA Operation Mode. The default value of this option is [RAID]. If you dont want to operate RAID function on SATA HDDs, please select [non-RAID]. IDE Device Configuration You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will use the Primary IDE Master as the example in the following instruction, which can be applied to the configurations of Primary IDE Slave, Secondary IDE Master, and Secondary IDE Slave as well.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Primary IDE Master
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] [Disabled]
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.
3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced PCI / PnP Configuration
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.
3.3.6 Floppy Configuration
In this section, you may configure the type of your floppy drive.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Floppy Configuration
Floppy A Floppy B [1.44 MB 31 2"] [Disabled] Select the type of floppy drive connected to the system.
3.3.7 Super IO Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Configure Super IO Chipset
OnBoard Floppy Controller Serial Port Address Infrared Port Address Parallel Port Address Parallel Port Mode EPP Version ECP Mode DMA Channel Parallel Port IRQ OnBoard Game Port OnBoard MIDI Port [Enabled] [3F8 / IRQ4] [Disabled]  [ECP + EPP] [1.9] [DMA3] [IRQ7] [Enabled] [Disabled] Allow BIOS to Enable or Disable Floppy Controller.
OnBoard Floppy Controller Use this item to enable or disable floppy drive 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]. Infrared Port Address Use this item to set the address for the onboard infrared port or disable it. Configuration options: [Disabled], [2F8 / IRQ3], and [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].
OnBoard Game Port Use this item to enable the Game Port or disable it. OnBoard MIDI Port Use this itme to select the address for the MIDI Port or disable it. Configuration options: [Disabled], , and .
3.3.8 USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced USB Configuration
USB Controller USB 2.0 Support Legacy USB Support [Enabled] [Enabled] [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 item to enable or disable the support to emulate legacy I/O devices such as mouse, keyboard,. etc. Or you may select [Auto] so that the system will start to auto-detect; if there is no USB device connected, Auto option will disable the legacy USB support.
Support 4. Software Suppor t
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft Windows operating systems: 98 SE / ME / 2000 / 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 including ASRock Express GbL PCI Express LAN card driver if the system detects the 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.
APPENDIX: Technology AMDs Cool n Quiet TM Technology
For power-saving sake, it is strongly recommended to enable AMDs Cool n QuietTM technology under Windows system. When using this feature, please make sure to install AMD Processor Driver from the Support CD first. If you are using Windows 2000/XP operating system, please follow the instruction below to enable AMDs Cool n QuietTM technology: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. From the Windows 2000/XP operating system, click the Start button. Select Settings, then Control Panel. Switch to Classic View. (for Windows XP only) Double-click the Display icon in the Control Panel then select the Screen Saver tab. Click the Power button. The following dialog box appears. From the Power schemes combo list box, select Minimal Power Management. Click OK to implement settings.
If you are using Windows 98SE/ME operating system, please follow the instruction below to enable AMDs Cool n QuietTM technology: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. From the Windows 98SE/ME operating system, click the Start button. Select Settings, then Control Panel. Double-click the Display icon in the Control Panel then select the Screen Saver tab. From the Energy saving features of monitor group, click the Settings. button. From the Power Options Properties dialog box, select AMDs Cool n QuietTM Technology tab. Click the Performance combo list box, to select desired mode. Automatic mode is the recommended setting. Click OK to implement settings.
Technical Reference - Q&A
TSD-QA-34 (Aug 24th, 2005)
Q: I am using P4Dual-915GL/ 775Dual-915GL. After updating the VGA driver from 126.96.36.19943 to 188.8.131.5299, the maximum memory allocated for graphics became 192MB. Why? A: The capacity of maximum memory allocated for graphics is controlled by Intel VGA driver. The Intel VGA driver-184.108.40.20699 only supports the maximum memory allocated for graphics 192MB.
Q: My motherboard is P4VM800/ 775VM800/ P4V88+/ 775V88+/ P4Dual-880Pro/ 775Dual-880Pro/ K8Upgrade-VM800. I used it with SATA hard drive with RAID condition under Windows XP. If I log on with a limited user account, the system will show an error (see below picture), what should I do?
A: Please refer to our download site to download the latest VIA RAID driver. This new released driver can solve this problem. P4VM800: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Download.asp?Model=P4VM800 775VM800: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Download.asp?Model=775VM800 P4V88+: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Download.asp?Model=P4V88%2b 775V88+: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Download.asp?Model=775V88%2b P4Dual-880Pro: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Download.asp?Model=P4Dual-880Pro 775Dual-880Pro: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Download.asp?Model=775Dual-880Pro K8Upgrade-VM800: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Download.asp?Model=K8Upgrade-VM800
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