ASRock 4COREDX90-VSTA User Manual V2

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4CoreDX90-VSTA

User Manual

Version 2.0

Published April 2007

Copyright©2007 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.

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Copyright Notice:

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Disclaimer:

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-specialhandling may apply, seewww.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate

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

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Contents

 

1. Introduction ..................................................

5

1.1

Package Contents ..........................................................

5

1.2

Specifications ................................................................

6

1.3

Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows®

 

 

VistaTM Basic Logo .......................................................

9

1.4

Motherboard Layout ......................................................

10

1.5

ASRock 8CH I/O Plus Panel ...........................................

11

2. Installation ....................................................

12

2.1

Screw Holes .................................................................

12

2.2

Pre-installationPrecautions ...........................................

12

2.3

CPU Installation ..............................................................

13

2.4

Installation of Heatsink and CPU fan .............................

15

2.5

Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) .........................

16

2.6

Expansion Slots .............................................................

17

2.7

Jumpers Setup ..............................................................

18

2.8

Onboard Headers and Connectors ..............................

19

2.9

Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disks Installation .....................

23

2.10 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA HDDs .....

23

2.11 SATA HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide .......

24

2.12 Driver Installation Guide ................................................

26

2.13 HDMR Card and Driver Installation ..............................

26

2.14

Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP64-bit /VistaTM /

 

 

VistaTM 64-bitWith RAID Functions ..............................

27

 

2.14.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP64-bitWith

 

 

RAID Functions ....................................................

27

 

2.14.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bitWith

 

 

RAID Functions ....................................................

28

2.15 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP64-bit /VistaTM /

 

 

VistaTM 64-bitWithout RAID Functions ........................

29

2.16

Untied Overclocking Technology ................................

29

3. BIOS SETUP UTILITY .........................................

30

3.1

Introduction ....................................................................

30

 

3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ....................................................

30

 

3.1.2 Navigation Keys ...................................................

31

3.2

Main Screen ...................................................................

31

3.3

Advanced Screen .........................................................

31

 

3.3.1 CPU Configuration ................................................

32

 

3.3.2 Chipset Configuration ..........................................

35

 

3.3.3 ACPI Configuration ...............................................

38

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3.3.4 IDE Configuration .................................................

39

 

3.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration ...........................................

41

 

3.3.6

Floppy Configuration ...........................................

41

 

3.3.7

Super IO Configuration ........................................

42

 

3.3.8

USB Configuration ...............................................

43

3.4

Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen ..................

44

3.5

Boot Screen...................................................................

45

 

3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration ..................................

46

3.6

Security Screen ............................................................

46

3.7

Exit Screen ....................................................................

47

4. Software Support ..........................................

48

4.1

Install Operating System ...............................................

48

4.2

Support CD Information .................................................

48

 

4.2.1 Running Support CD ............................................

48

 

4.2.2 Drivers Menu ........................................................

48

 

4.2.3

Utilities Menu ........................................................

48

 

4.2.4

Contact Information ..............................................

48

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1. Introduction

Thank you for purchasing ASRock 4CoreDX90-VSTA motherboard, a reliable motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality and endurance.

In this manual, chapter 1 and 2 contain introduction of the motherboard and step-by-step guide to the hardware installation. Chapter 3 and 4 contain the 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

1.1 Package Contents

ASRock 4CoreDX90-VSTA Motherboard

(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-inx8.2-in,24.4 cm x 20.8 cm) ASRock4CoreDX90-VSTA Quick Installation Guide

ASRock 4CoreDX90-VSTA Support CD

One 80-conductorUltra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable One Ribbon Cable for a3.5-inFloppy Drive

One Serial ATA (SATA) Cable (Optional)

One Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional) One ASRock 8CH I/O Plus Panel Shield

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1.2Specifications

Platform

- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-inx8.2-in,24.4 cm x 20.8 cm

CPU

- LGA 775 for Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme / CoreTM 2 Duo /

 

Pentium® XE / Pentium® D / Pentium® Dual Core / Pentium® 4 /

 

Celeron® / Celeron® D, supporting Quad Core Kentsfield

 

processors

 

- FSB 1066/800/533 MHz

 

- Supports Hyper-ThreadingTechnology (seeCAUTION 1)

 

- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 2)

 

- Supports EM64T CPU

Chipset

- Northbridge: VIA® P4M900

 

- Southbridge: VIA® VT8237A

Memory

- 2 x DDR DIMM slots

 

- Support DDR400/333/266

 

- Max. capacity: 2GB

Hybrid Booster

- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 3)

 

- ASRock U-COP(seeCAUTION 4)

 

- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)

Expansion Slot

- 3 x PCI slots

 

- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot

 

- 1 x HDMR slot

Graphics

- VIA® Chrome9 HC

 

- Pixel Shader 2.0, DirectX 9.0

 

- Max. shared memory 256MB

Audio

- 7.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Basic Level HD Audio

 

(ALC883 Audio Codec)

LAN

- VIA® PHY VT6103

 

- Speed: 10/100 Ethernet

 

- Supports Wake-On-LAN

Rear Panel I/O

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-UseUSB 2.0 Ports

 

- 1 x RJ-45Port

 

- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central Bass/

 

Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 5)

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Connector

- 2 x Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,

 

RAID 1 and JBOD) and “Hot Plug” functions

 

- 2 x ATA133 IDE connectors (support 4 x IDE devices)

 

- 1 x Floppy connector

 

- 1 x IR header

 

- CPU/Chassis FAN connector

 

- 20 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 6)

BIOS Feature

- 4Mb AMI BIOS

 

- AMI Legal BIOS

 

- Supports “Plug and Play”

 

- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events

 

- Supports jumperfree

 

- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support

 

Support CD

- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)

 

Hardware

- CPU Temperature Sensing

Monitor

- Chassis Temperature Sensing

 

- CPU Fan Tachometer

 

- Chassis Fan Tachometer

 

- CPU Quiet Fan

 

- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore

 

OS

- Microsoft® Windows® 2000 / XP / XP64-bit /VistaTM /

 

VistaTM 64-bitcompliant (seeCAUTION 7)

 

Certifications

- FCC, CE, WHQL

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.

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CAUTION!

1.About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”, please check page 33.

2.This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 29 for details.

3.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.

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

5.For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono modes. For audio output, this motherboard supports 2-channel,4-channel,6-channel,and8-channelmodes. Please check the table on page 11 for proper connection.

6.Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM 64-bit /VistaTM / XP64-bit /XP SP1 or SP2 / 2000 SP4.

7.Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bitdriver keeps on updating now. As long as we have the latest driver, we will update it to our website in the future. Please visit our website for Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bitdriver and related information.

ASRock website http://www.asrock.com

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1.3Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows®

VistaTM Basic Logo

For system integrators and users who purchase our motherboard and plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Basic logo, please follow below table for minimum hardware requirement.

CPU

Celeron D 326

Memory

512MB Single Channel*

VGA

DX9.0 with WDDM Driver

*If you use onboard VGA with total system memory size 512MB and plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Basic logo, please adjust the shared memory size of onboard VGA to 64MB. If you use onboard VGA with total system memory size above 512MB and plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Basic logo, please adjust the shared memory size of onboard VGA to 128MB or above.

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1.4 Motherboard Layout

26

25

24

23

22

21

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20.8cm (8.2 in)

 

 

Keyboard PS2

Mouse

PS2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS2_USB_PWR1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COM1

PARALLEL

 

ATX12V1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAIDKentsfield DDR1(64/72bit,184-pinmodule)

module)pin -184bit,(64/72DDR2

IDE2

MICIN Bottom:

FRONT Center:

LINEIN

Top:

 

 

 

ATXPWR1

 

FAN1CHA

EXPRESS

 

Conroe

FSB1066 QuadCoreCPU

ATA133

VGA1

PORT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU_FAN1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB 2.0

 

 

RoHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T: USB2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B: USB3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB 2.0

Top:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDE1

T: USB0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RJ-45

 

 

 

 

 

VIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

B: USB1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASSCTR Bottom:

SIDESPK Center:

REARSPK

Top:

 

IR1

 

 

 

 

P4M900

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Chipset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super

 

 

 

 

PCI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I/O

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCIE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHHD

 

 

 

PCI1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4Mb

4CoreDX90-VSTA

1

 

 

 

 

SATA2

 

 

BIOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB4_5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.1

 

 

 

PCI2

 

USB6_7

 

 

VIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB2.0

 

 

 

 

 

SATA1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

VT8237A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CD1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CMOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL 1

 

 

 

HD_AUDIO1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKER1

PLED PWRBTN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDMR1

 

 

 

 

 

CLRCMOS1

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDLED RESET

 

FLOPPY1

8

24.4cm (9.6 in)

9

10

11

12

13

20 19 18 17 16 15 14

1

PS2_USB_PWR1 Jumper

14

System Panel Header (PANEL1)

2

ATX 12V Connector (ATX12V1)

15

South Bridge Controller

3

ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)

16

Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)

4

Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)

17

Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)

5

North Bridge Controller

18

Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)

6

775-PinCPU Socket

19

HDMR Slot (HDMR1)

7

2 x 184-pinDDR DIMM Slots (DDR1, DDR2; Blue)

20

Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)

8

Secondary IDE Connector (IDE2, Black)

21

3 x PCI Slots (PCI1- 3)

9

Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)

22

Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)

10

USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)

23

Flash Memory

11

USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)

24 PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE1)

12

Secondary Serial ATA Connector (SATA2)

25

Infrared Module Header (IR1)

13

Primary Serial ATA Connector (SATA1)

26

CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)

1 0