ASRock - Micro ATX - DDR2
Specifications Mfr Part Number: P4I945GC CPU: Socket 478 Support Intel Pentium 4/ Celeron D (Prescott, Northwood) Processors; Supports Untied Overclocking Technology; FSB 800/533/400 MHz Chipset: Intel 945GC & Intel ICH7 Memory: 2x DDR2-667/533/400 DIMMs, Dual Channel, non-ECC, un-buffered, Max Capacity Upto 4GB Slots: 1x PCI-Express x16 Slot; 1x PCI-Express x1 slot; 2x PCI Slots IDE/SATA: 1x ATA-133 Channel; 1x ATA-100 Channel; 4x SATA2 Ports Audio: Realtek ALC888 7.1-Channel HD Audio CODEC... Read more
Part Number: P4I945GC
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User reviews and opinions
|Flįvio Tonioli Mariotto||8:55pm on Thursday, October 7th, 2010|
|Is working well, most of the time Running Ubuntu 10.10 I am getting frequent USB mouse/keyboard lock ups.|
|noranthon||6:27pm on Thursday, September 16th, 2010|
|I installed a AMD 2 2.80mhz processer, HDMI sound Card and 2 Gigs of RAm by Rendition.|
|Sigma²||10:33am on Saturday, July 24th, 2010|
|Corporate Stable Solid Mobo After months of trying to find a stable mobo for my build, a previous Gigabyte mobo was defective.|
|steve_mckay||4:05pm on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010|
|It was the perfect replacement and at the same time a good upgrade for my died 939 motherboard/cpu. Not so expensive and with a good performance!|
|Gaspar||6:40am on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010|
|Asus quailty going south I thought this was going to be a good deal for the price. Easy to get started, difficult to get perfect I bought this Asus board to replace a MSI board that had gone bad. I installed it, hooked it up. Not a good choice for 64-bit Windows 7, unreliable I own two of these boards. First off, Windows 7 64-bit installs on the hardware.|
|aleksander_habrzyk||1:55am on Sunday, June 20th, 2010|
|I bought this board to build me a new computer because my other computer was getting a little outdated.|
|tt||11:15am on Monday, May 10th, 2010|
|Works fine It dose what it says on the box and is working well on my XP home based system.|
|dfuller1138||11:29pm on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010|
|decent board thus far.....I have CPU running at 3.0GHZ....limited overclocking options in BIOS,cannot enter your own CPU voltage values . So far, everything goes well N/A|
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P4i945GC User Manual
Version 1.0 Published June 2009 Copyright2009 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.
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Specifications and information contained in this manual are furnished for informational use only and subject to change without notice, and should not be constructed as a commitment by ASRock. ASRock assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that may appear in this manual. With respect to the contents of this manual, ASRock does not provide warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall ASRock, its directors, officers, employees, or agents be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including damages for loss of profits, loss of business, loss of data, interruption of business and the like), even if ASRock has been advised of the possibility of such damages arising from any defect or error in the manual or product.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following 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 California, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance. Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com
1 Introduction... 5
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Package Contents... Specifications... Motherboard Layout.. ASRock 8CH I/O Plus... 9 10
2 Installation.. 11
Pre-installation Precautions... 11 2.1 CPU Installation.. 12 2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink.. 12 2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM).. 13 2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots). 14 2.5 Jumpers Setup.. 15 2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors.. 16 2.7 SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide.. 20 2.8 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks Installation... 21 2.9 Driver Installation Guide.. 21 2.10 Untied Overclocking Technology.. 21
SETUP 3 BIOS S ETUP UTILITY.. 22
3.1 Introduction... 3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar.. 3.1.2 Navigation Keys... 3.2 Main Screen.. 3.3 Smart Screen... 3.4 Advanced Screen.. 3.4.1 CPU Configuration.. 3.4.2 Chipset Configuration.. 3.4.3 ACPI Configuration.. 3.4.4 IDE Configuration.. 3.4.5 PCIPnP Configuration.. 3.4.6 Floppy Configuration.. 3.4.7 Super IO Configuration.. 3.4.8 USB Configuration.. 3.5 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen. 3.6 Boot Screen.. 3.6.1 Boot Settings Configuration.. 3.7 Security Screen.. 3.8 Exit Screen... 39
4 Software Support.. 40
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... 40 40
Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock P4i945GC 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 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 P4i945GC Motherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 7.7-in, 24.4 cm x 19.6 cm) ASRock P4i945GC Quick Installation Guide ASRock P4i945GC Support CD One 80-conductor Ultra ATA IDE Ribbon Cable (Optional) One Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional) One I/O Panel Shield
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 7.7-in, 24.4 cm x 19.6 cm - Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 / Celeron D (Prescott, Northwood) processors - FSB 800/533/400 MHz (see CAUTION 1) - Supports Hyper-Threading Technology (see CAUTION 2) - Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 3) - Northbridge: Intel 945GC - Southbridge: Intel ICH7 - 2 x DDR2 DIMM slots - Supports DDR2 667/533/400 non-ECC, un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 4) - Max. capacity of system memory: 4GB (see CAUTION 5) - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot - 1 x PCI Express x1 slot - 2 x PCI slots - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 - Pixel Shader 2.0, DirectX 9.0 - Max. shared memory 224MB (see CAUTION 6) - 7.1 CH Windows VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio (Realtek ALC888 Audio Codec) - PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s - Realtek RTL8111DL - Supports Wake-On-LAN ASRock 8CH I/O Plus - 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port - 1 x Serial Port: COM1 - 1 x VGA Port - 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support) - 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port - HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (see CAUTION 7) - 4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors (No Support for RAID and Hot Plug functions) (see CAUTION 8) - 1 x ATA100 IDE connector by Intel ICH7 (supports 2 x IDE devices) - 1 x ATA133 IDE connector by VIA VT6415 (supports 2 x IDE devices)
Rear Panel I/O
Support CD Unique Feature
- 1 x Floppy connector - CPU/Chassis FAN connector - 24 pin ATX power connector - 4 pin 12V power connector - CD in header - Front panel audio connector - 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (see CAUTION 9) - 4Mb AMI BIOS - AMI Legal BIOS - Supports Plug and Play - ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events - Supports jumperfree - AMBIOS 2.3.1 Support - Supports Smart BIOS - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version) - Instant Boot - ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 10) - Hybrid Booster: - CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 11) - ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 12) - Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.) - CPU Temperature Sensing - Chassis Temperature Sensing - CPU Fan Tachometer - Chassis Fan Tachometer - Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore - Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / VistaTM compliant - FCC, CE, WHQL
* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.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 thirdparty 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.
1. 2. 3. 4. If you adopt FSB400-CPU on this motherboard, you need to adjust the jumpers. Please refer to page 15 for proper jumper settings. About the setting of Hyper Threading Technology, please check page 26. This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read Untied Overclocking Technology on page 21 for details. Please check the table below for the CPU FSB frequency and its corresponding memory support frequency. CPU FSB Frequency 400 5. Memory Support Frequency DDR2 400, DDR2 533, DDRDDR2 400, DDRDDR2 400
Due to the chipset limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows XP and Windows VistaTM. The maximum shared memory size is defined by the chipset vendor and is subject to change. Please check Intel website for the latest information. For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono modes. For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel, 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel modes. Please check the table on page 10 for
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.
2.1 CPU Installation
Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle. Position the CPU directly above the socket such that its marked corner matches the base of the socket lever. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.
When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab to indicate that it is locked.
CPU Marked Corner Lift Lever Up to 90 Socket Marked Corner
STEP 1: Lift The Socket Lever Up to 90
STEP 2/STEP 3: Match The CPU Marked Corner to The Socket Marked Corner
STEP 4: Push Down And Lock The Socket Lever
2.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
This motherboard adopts 478-pin CPU socket to support Intel Pentium4 CPU. It requires larger heatsink and cooling fan to dissipate heat. You also need to spray thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink to improve heat dissipation. Make sure 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 9, No. 2). For proper installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of the CPU fan and the heatsink.
2.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
P4i945GC motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR2 (Double Data Rate 2) DIMM slots.
1. 2. It is not allowed to install a DDR memory module into DDR2 slot; otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged. 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.
Front Panel Audio Header
(9-pin HD_AUDIO1) (see p.9 No. 22)
GND PRESENCE# MIC_RET OUT_RET
OUT2_L J_SENSE OUT2_R MIC2_R MIC2_L
1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system. 2. If you use AC97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio header as below: A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L. B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L. C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND). D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You dont need to connect them for AC97 audio panel. E. Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from [Auto] to [Enabled].
F. Enter Windows system. Click the icon on the lower right hand taskbar to enter Realtek HD Audio Manager. For Windows 2000 / XP OS: Click Audio I/O, select Connector Settings , choose
Disable front panel jack detection, and save the change by clicking OK. For Windows VistaTM OS: Click the right-top Folder icon , choose Disable front
panel jack detection, and save the change by clicking OK. G. To activate the front mic. For Windows 2000 / XP OS: Please select Front Mic as default record device. If you want to hear your voice through front mic, please deselect "Mute" icon in Front Mic of Playback portion. For Windows VistaTM OS: Go to the "Front Mic" Tab in the Realtek Control panel. Click "Set Default Device" to make the Front Mic as the default record device.
System Panel Header
(9-pin PANEL1) (see p.9 No. 19)
PLED+ PLEDPWRBTN# GND
This header accommodates several system front panel functions.
DUMMY RESET# GND HDLEDHDLED+
Chassis Speaker Header
(4-pin SPEAKER 1) (see p.9 No. 16)
SPEAKER DUMMY DUMMY +5V
Please connect the chassis speaker to this header.
Chassis Fan Connector
(3-pin CHA_FAN1) (see p.9 No. 15)
CHA_FAN_SPEED +12V GND
Please connect a chassis fan cable to this connector and match the black wire to the ground pin. Please connect a CPU fan cable to this connector and match the black wire to the ground pin.
CPU Fan Connector
(3-pin CPU_FAN1) (see p.9 No. 2)
GND +12V CPU_FAN_SPEED
ATX Power Connector
(24-pin ATXPWR1) (see p.9, No. 6)
Please connect an ATX power supply to this connector.
2.9 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.
2.10 Untied Overclocking Technology Technology
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter Overclock Mode option of BIOS setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [CPU, PCIE, Async.]. Therefore, CPU FSB is untied during overclocking, but PCI / PCIE buses are 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 Smart Advanced PCIPnP Boot screen has a menu bar with the following selections: To set up the system time/date information To load the BIOS according to your requirements To set up the advanced BIOS features To set up the PCI features 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 Advanced H/W Monitor Boot
System Time System Date BIOS Version Processor Type Processor Speed Microcode Update Cache Size Total Memory DDRII1 DDRII2 : : : : : [14:00:09] [Wed 06/10/2009] P4i945GC P1.00 Intel (R) Celeron (R) CPU 2.60GHz 2600MHz F29/2E 128KB
Use [Enter], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. Use [+] or [-] to configure system Time.
: 512MB with 8MB shared memory Single-Channel Memory Mode : 512MB/200MHz (DDRII400) : None
+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.
3.3 Smart Screen
In the Smart screen, you can load the BIOS setup according to your requirements.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY H/W Monitor Boot
Save Changes and Exit Load BIOS Defaults Load Performance Setup Default (IDE/SATA) BIOS Update Utility ASRock Instant Flash
Exit system setup after saving the changes. F10 key can be used for this operation.
Enter F1 F9 F10 ESC
Select Screen Select Item Go to Sub Screen General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
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. Load BIOS Defaults Load BIOS default values for all the setup questions. F9 key can be used for this operation. Load Performance Setup Default (IDE/SATA) 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. 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.
3.4.2 Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced Chipset Configuration
DRAM Frequency Flexibility Option DRAM CAS# Latency DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay DRAM RAS# Precharge DRAM RAS# Activate to Precha Advanced DRAM Configuration Primary Graphics Adapter Internal Graphics Mode Select DVMT Mode Select DVMT/FIXED Memory Onboard HD Audio Front Panel CD-In [Auto] [Disabled] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [PCI] [Auto] [DVMT Mode] [Maximum DVMT] [Auto] [Auto] [Enabled] Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit Options Auto 200MHz 266MHz 333MHz (DDRII400) (DDRII533) (DDRII667)
+F1 F9 F10 ESC
DRAM Frequency If [Auto] is selected, the motherboard will detect the memory module(s) inserted and assigns appropriate frequency automatically. You may also select other value as operating frequency: [200MHz (DDRII 400)], [266MHz (DDRII 533)], [333MHz (DDRII 667)]. The configuration options may change according to the corresponding FSB frequency of the CPU you adopt. Flexibility Option The default value of this option is [Disabled]. It will allow better tolerance for memory compatibility when it is set to [Enabled]. DRAM CAS# Latency Use this item to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration options: [Auto], , , and . Please note that the configuration option  is available only for FSB 800 and FSB 533. DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay This controls the latency between the DRAM active command and the read / write command. Configuration options: [Auto], [2 DRAM Clocks], [3 DRAM Clocks], [4 DRAM Clocks], [5 DRAM Clocks] and [6 DRAM Clocks]. DRAM RAS# Precharge This controls the idle clocks after a precharge command is issued. Configuration options: [Auto], [2 DRAM Clocks], [3 DRAM Clocks], [4 DRAM Clocks], [5 DRAM Clocks] and [6 DRAM Clocks]. DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge This controls the number of DRAM clocks for TRAS. Configuration options: [Auto], [4 DRAM Clocks] to [15 DRAM Clocks].
Advanced DRAM Configuration This item allows you to adjust advanced DRAM configuration. The default value is [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto] and [Manual]. Primary Graphics Adapter This item shows the primary graphics adapter. The default value is [PCI]. Configuration options: [Onboard], [PCI] and [PCI Express]. Internal Graphics Mode Select If you select [Auto], the onboard VGA will be automatically disabled when you install VGA card; the onboard VGA will be enabled without the installation of any add-on VGA card. If you select [Enabled, 8MB] or [Enabled, 1MB], the onboard VGA will be enabled. DVMT Mode Select Use this option to adjust DVMT mode. Configuration options: [Fixed Mode], [DVMT Mode] and [Fixed+DVMT Mode]. The default value is [DVMT Mode]. DVMT (Dynamic Video Memory Technology) is an architecture that offers breakthrough performance for the motherboard through efficient memory utilization. In Fixed mode, a fixed-size fragment of the system memory is allocated to the graphics core. In DVMT mode, the graphics driver allocates memory as needed for running graphics applications and is cooperatively using this memory with other system components. In Fixed+DVMT mode, the graphics processor gets a fixed-size chunk of 64MB of memory and up to 64MB of dynamically-allotted memory. This mode guarantees that at least 64MB of memory is available to the graphics core, with a possibility to increase this amount to 128MB, if necessary. This item will not be used under Windows VistaTM OS because the driver will intelligently detect physical memory available and allocate necessary video memory. DVMT/FIXED Memory You are allowed to adjust the shared memory size in this item if you set DVMT Mode Select as [DVMT Mode]. Configuration options: [64MB], [128MB] and [Maximum DVMT]. 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], [Enabled] or [Disabled] for the onboard HD Audio Front Panel. CD-In Use this item to enable or disable CD-In of Onboard HD Audio. If you plan to use this motherboard to submit Windows Vista TM logo test, please disable this option.
OnBoard Lan This allows you to enable or disable the OnBoard Lan feature. DRAM Voltage Use this to select DRAM Voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [1.794V], [1.851V], [1.908V], [1.965V], [2.029V], [2.086V], [2.144V] and [2.201V]. The default value of this feature is [Auto]. +1.5V Voltage Use this to select +1.5V Voltage. Configuration options: [Auto], [Low], [Middle], [High] and [Ultra High]. The default value of this feature is [Auto].
3.4.3 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 ACPI HPET Table [Disabled] [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 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. (STR refers to suspend to RAM.) 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 IDE Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced IDE Configuration
SATAII/IDE1 Configuration OnBoard IDE2 Controller SATAII 1 SATAII 2 SATAII 3 SATAII 4 IDE1 Master IDE1 Slave IDE2 Master IDE2 Slave [Enhanced] [Enabled] [Hard Disk] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] [ATAPI CDROM] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] [Not Detected] Set [Compatible] when Legacy OS (MS-DOS, Win NT) device is used. Set [Enhanced] when Native OS (Win2000 / XP) is used.
SATAII/IDE1 Configuration Please select [Compatible] when you install legacy OS (Windows NT). If native OS (Windows 2000 / XP) is installed, please select [Enhanced]. When [Compatible] is selected Combined Option It allows you to select between [SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3, SATA 4], [SATA 1, SATA 3, IDE 1], and [IDE 1, SATA 2, SATA 4]. If it is set to [SATA 1, SATA 3, IDE 1], then SATAII_2, SATAII_4 will not work. Likewise, if it is set to [IDE 1, SATA 2, SATA 4], then SATAII_1, SATAII_3 will not work.
Because Intel ICH7 south bridge only supports four IDE devices under legacy OS (Windows NT), you have to choose [SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3, SATA 4], [SATA 1, SATA 3, IDE 1], or [IDE 1, SATA 2, SATA 4] when the installed device is used with legacy OS. [SATA 1, SATA 2, SATA 3, SATA 4] Master Slave SATAII 1, SATAII 2 SATAII 3, SATAII 4 [SATA 1, SATA 3, IDE 1] SATAII 1 SATAII 3 [IDE 1, SATA 2, SATA 4] SATAII 2 SATAII 4
OnBoard IDE2 Controller Use this item to enable or disable onboard IDE2 controller.
IDE Device Configuration You may set the IDE configuration for the device that you specify. We will use the IDE1 Master as the example in the following instruction, which can be applied to the configurations of IDE1 Slave, IDE2 Master, IDE2 Slave, SATAII 1, SATAII 2, SATAII 3 and SATAII 4 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] [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.
[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.
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 : 37 C / 98 F : 31 C / 87 F : 3400 RPM : N/A : : : : 1.629V 3.306V 5.067V 11.890V F1 F9 F10 ESC
Select Screen Select Item General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
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 Smart BIOS SETUP UTILITY Advanced H/W Monitor Boot Security Exit
Boot Settings Configuration 1st Boot Device 2nd Boot Device 3rd Boot Device 4th Boot Device Hard Disk Drives Removable Drives CD/DVD Drives [1st Floppy Device] [HDD: PM - HDS722580VL] [CD / DVD: 3S - CD - ROM C] [USB]
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 From Onboard LAN Bootup Num-Lock [Enabled] [Enabled] [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 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 : Not Installed User Password : Not Installed Change Supervisor Password Change User Password
Install or Change the password.
Select Screen Select Item Change General Help Load Defaults Save and Exit Exit
3.8 Exit Screen
Save Changes and Exit Discard Changes and Exit Discard Changes Would you like to save current setting user defaults ? Save 1st User Defaults Load 1st User Defaults Save 2nd User Defaults Load 2nd User Defaults Save 3rd User Defaults Load 3rd User Defaults
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. Would you like to save current setting user defaults? In this option, you are allowed to load and save three user defaults according to your own requirements.
Software Support Chapter 4 Sof tware Suppor t
4. 1 Install Operating System This motherboard supports various Microsoft Windows operating systems: 2000 / XP / VistaTM. 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.
Intel 945GC+ ICH7 Chipsets
- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 7.7-in, 24.4 cm x 19.6 cm - Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 / Celeron D (Prescott, Northwood) processors - FSB 800/533/400 MHz - Supports Hyper-Threading Technology - Supports Untied Overclocking Technology - Northbridge: Intel 945GC - Southbridge: Intel ICH7 - Dual Channel DDR2 memory technology - 2 x DDR2 DIMM slots - Supports DDR2 667/533/400 non-ECC, un-buffered memory - Max. capacity of system memory: 4GB - 1 x PCI Express x16 slot - 1 x PCI Express x1 slot - 2 x PCI slots - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 - Pixel Shader 2.0, DirectX 9.0 - Max. shared memory 224MB - 7.1 CH Windows VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio (Realtek ALC888 Audio Codec) - PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s - Realtek RTL8111DL - Supports Wake-On-LAN ASRock 8CH I/O Plus - 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port - 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port - 1 x Serial Port: COM1 - 1 x VGA Port - 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support) - 4 x Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports - 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port - HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone - 4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors (No support for RAID and "Hot Plug" functions) - 1 x ATA100 IDE connector by Intel ICH7 (supports 2 x IDE devices) - 1 x ATA133 IDE connector by VIA VT6415 (supports 2 x IDE devices) - 1 x Floppy connector - CPU/Chassis FAN connector - 24 pin ATX power connector - 4 pin 12V power connector - CD in header - Front panel audio connector - 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports) - 4Mb AMI BIOS - AMI Legal BIOS - Supports "Plug and Play" - ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events - Supports jumperfree - SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support - Supports Smart BIOS - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version) - Instant Boot - ASRock Instant Flash - 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 - Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, CPU Vcore - Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP / VistaTM compliant - FCC, CE, WHQL - Quick Installation Guide, Support CD, I/O Shield - ATA Cable (Optional) - 1 x SATA Data Cable (Optional)
Expansion Slot Graphics Audio LAN Rear Panel I/O
- Supports Dual Channel DDR- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, DirectX 9.0 - PCIE Gigabit LAN - ASRock Instant Boot, Instant Flash, Smart BIOS - 7.1 CH Windows Vista Premium Level HD Audio (Realtek ALC888 Audio Codec)
OS Certifications Accessories
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.
Support CD Unique Feature
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.
Instant Boot Interface
This function is designed with two main options:
Enable Instant Boot
Fast Mode: It takes only 3 to 4 seconds to boot up the system. You may start using your computer, running Office, browsing internet and even MSN instantly. Regular Mode: It only takes half of the traditional boot-up time to start the system. The boot up experience is safe and fast.
Disable Instant Boot
Instant Boot can also be disabled when you do not want to use this application.
Note: The actual boot up time is subject to the different models and configurations.
10 Times Faster, Only 4 Secs to Boot Up to Windows!
Pro and Cons of various shut down modes
From this sum up table, we can find that ASRock Instant Boot not only excels in the Boot Up speed (3~4 sec.), it also provides clean OS and saves the most power energy.
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.
How to execute ASRock Instant Flash?
ASRock Instant Flash is extremely user-friendly. You can access Instant Flash utility directly by pressing F6 when you saw this page.
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!
Specifications Mfr Part Number: P4I945GC CPU: Socket 478 Support Intel Pentium 4/ Celeron D (Prescott, Northwood) Processors; Supports Untied Overclocking Technology; FSB 800/533/400 MHz Chipset: Intel 945GC & Intel ICH7 Memory: 2x DDR2-667/533/400 DIMMs, Dual Channel, non-ECC, un-buffered, Max Capacity Upto 4GB Slots: 1x PCI-Express x16 Slot; 1x PCI-Express x1 slot; 2x PCI Slots IDE/SATA: 1x ATA-133 Channel; 1x ATA-100 Channel; 4x SATA2 Ports Audio: Realtek ALC888 7.1-Channel HD Audio CODEC Video: Integrated Intel GMA950 Graphics Controller, Max. shared memory 224MB, Supports Pixel Shader 2.0 & DirectX 9.0 LAN: Realtek RTL8111DL PCI-Express x1 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, Supports Wake-On-LAN Ports: 8x USB 2.0 Ports (4 rear, 4 by headers); 2x PS/2 Ports; 1x VGA Port; 1x Serial Port; 1x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O Jacks Power Connector: 1x 24pin Main Power, 1x 4pin CPU Power Form Factor: MATX, 9.6 x 7.7 inch / 24.4 x 19.6 cm Package: Retail
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