ASRock 880GMH USB3 R2.0 User Manual

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880GMH/USB3

User Manual

Version 2.0

Published May 2010 Copyright©2010 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.

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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 ............................................................

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1.1

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

5

1.2

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

6

1.3

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

11

1.4

I/O Panel ....................................................................................

12

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

13

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

13

2.1

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

14

2.2

Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink .......................................

14

2.3

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

15

2.4

Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) ..........................

17

2.5

Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features ..........................

18

2.6

ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM Operation Guide .............................

21

2.7

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

23

2.8

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

24

2.9

SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide ..................................................

28

2.10

Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks

 

 

Installation .................................................................................

29

2.11

Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs ....

30

2.12

SATA / SATAII HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation Guide .....

31

2.13

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

33

2.14

Installing Windows® 7 / 764-bit /VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit /XP /

 

 

XP 64-bitWith RAID Functions .................................................

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2.14.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP64-bitWith RAID

 

 

Functions ....................................................................

33

 

2.14.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 764-bit /VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit

 

With RAID Functions .....................................................

34

2.15

Installing Windows® 7 / 764-bit /VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit /XP /

 

 

XP 64-bitWithout RAID Functions ............................................

35

 

2.15.1 Installing Windows® XP / XP64-bitWithout RAID

 

 

Functions ......................................................................

35

 

2.15.2 Installing Windows® 7 / 764-bit /VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit

 

Without RAID Functions ................................................

36

2.16

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

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

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3.1

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

38

 

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

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3.1.2

Navigation Keys .............................................................

39

3.2

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

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3.3

OC Tweaker Screen .................................................................

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3.4

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

48

 

3.4.1

CPU Configuration ..........................................................

49

 

3.4.2

Chipset Configuration .....................................................

50

 

3.4.3

ACPI Configuration .........................................................

51

 

3.4.4

Storage Configuration ....................................................

52

 

3.4.5

PCIPnP Configuration ......................................................

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3.4.6

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

54

 

3.4.7

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

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3.4.8

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

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3.5

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

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3.6

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

58

 

3.6.1

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

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3.7

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

59

3.8

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

60

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

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4.1

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

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4.2

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

61

 

4.2.1

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

61

 

4.2.2

Drivers Menu ..................................................................

61

 

4.2.3

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

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4.2.4

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

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1. Introduction

Thank you for purchasing ASRock 880GMH/USB3 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-stepguide 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

1.1 Package Contents

ASRock 880GMH/USB3 Motherboard

(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-inx9.0-in,24.4 cm x 22.9 cm) ASRock880GMH/USB3 Quick Installation Guide

ASRock 880GMH/USB3 Support CD

1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)

1 x I/O Panel Shield

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1.2Specifications

Platform

- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-inx9.0-in,24.4 cm x 22.9 cm

 

- All Solid Capacitor design (100% Japan-madehigh-quality

 

Polymer Capacitors)

 

 

CPU

- Support for Socket AM3 processors: AMD PhenomTM II X6 /

 

X4 / X3 / X2 (except 920 / 940) / Athlon II X4 / X3 / X2 /

 

Sempron processors

 

- Six-CoreCPU Ready

 

- Supports AMD OverDriveTM with ACC feature (Advanced

 

Clock Calibration)

 

- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology

 

- FSB 2600 MHz (5.2 GT/s)

 

- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 1)

 

- Supports Hyper-Transport3.0 (HT 3.0) Technology

Chipset

- Northbridge: AMD 880G

 

- Southbridge: AMD SB710

Memory

- Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)

 

- 4 x DDR3 DIMM slots

 

- Support DDR3 1800(OC)/1600(OC)/1333/1066/800 non-ECC,

 

un-bufferedmemory (seeCAUTION 3)

 

- Max. capacity of system memory: 16GB (see CAUTION 4)

Expansion Slot

- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)

 

- 1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot

 

- 2 x PCI slots

 

- Supports ATITM Hybrid CrossFireXTM

Graphics

- Integrated AMD Radeon HD 4250 graphics

 

- DX10.1 class iGPU, Shader Model 4.1

 

- Max. shared memory 512MB (see CAUTION 5)

 

- Three VGA Output options: D-Sub,DVI-Dand HDMI

 

- Supports HDMI Technology with max. resolution up to

 

1920x1200 (1080P)

 

- Supports Dual-linkDVI with max. resolution up to 2560x1600

 

@ 75Hz

 

- Supports D-Subwith max. resolution up to 2048x1536

 

@ 85Hz

 

- Supports HDCP function with DVI and HDMI ports

 

- Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray(BD) /HD-DVDplayback

 

with DVI and HDMI ports

 

 

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Audio

- 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection

 

(Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)

 

- Premium Blu-rayaudio support

LAN

- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s

 

- Realtek RTL8111DL

 

- Supports Wake-On-LAN

 

 

Rear Panel I/O

I/O Panel

 

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port

 

- 1 x VGA/D-SubPort

 

- 1 x VGA/DVI-DPort

 

- 1 x HDMI Port

 

- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port

 

- 5 x Ready-to-UseUSB 2.0 Ports

 

- 1 x eSATAII Connector

 

- 1 x Ready-to-UseUSB 3.0 Port

 

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

 

- HD Audio Jack: Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/Line in/

 

Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 6)

USB 3.0

- 1 x USB 3.0 port by Fresco FL1000G, supports USB 3.0 up to

 

5Gb/s

Connector

- 5 x Serial ATAII 3.0Gb/s connectors, support RAID (RAID 0,

 

RAID 1, RAID 10 and JBOD), NCQ, AHCI and “Hot Plug”

 

functions (see CAUTION 7)

 

- 1 x ATA133 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)

 

- 1 x Floppy connector

 

- 1 x IR header

 

- 1 x COM port header

 

- CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector

 

- 24 pin ATX power connector

 

- 4 pin 12V power connector

 

- CD in header

 

- Front panel audio connector

 

- 3 x USB 2.0 headers (support 6 USB 2.0 ports)

BIOS Feature

- 8Mb AMI BIOS

 

- AMI Legal BIOS

 

- Supports “Plug and Play”

 

- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events

 

- Supports jumperfree

 

- SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support

 

- VCCM, NB, SB Voltage Multi-adjustment

 

 

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Support CD

- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), AMD

 

OverDriveTM Utility, AMD Live! Explorer, AMD Fusion, ASRock

 

Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite - OEM and Trial;

 

Creative Sound Blaster X-FiMB - Trial)

Unique Feature

- ASRock OC Tuner (see CAUTION 8)

 

- Intelligent Energy Saver (see CAUTION 9)

 

- Instant Boot

 

- ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 10)

 

- ASRock OC DNA (see CAUTION 11)

 

- Hybrid Booster:

 

- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 12)

 

- ASRock U-COP(seeCAUTION 13)

 

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

 

- Turbo 40 / Turbo 50 GPU Overclocking

Hardware

- CPU Temperature Sensing

Monitor

- Chassis Temperature Sensing

 

- CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer

 

- CPU Quiet Fan

 

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

OS

- Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 764-bit /VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bit

 

/ XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bitcompliant

Certifications

- FCC, CE, WHQL

 

- ErP/EuP Ready (ErP/EuP ready power supply is required)

 

(see CAUTION 14)

* 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.

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CAUTION!

1.This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 37 for details.

2.This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the installation guide of memory modules on page 15 for proper installation.

3.Whether 1800/1600MHz memory speed is supported depends on the AM3 CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR3 1800/1600 memory module on this motherboard, please refer to the memory support list on our website for the compatible memory modules.

ASRock website http://www.asrock.com

4.Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 7 / VistaTM / XP. For Windows® OS with64-bitCPU, there is no such limitation.

5.The maximum shared memory size is defined by the chipset vendor and is subject to change. Please check AMD website for the latest information.

6.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 12 for proper connection.

7.Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 28 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector directly.

8.It is a user-friendlyASRock overclocking tool which allows you to surveil your system by hardware monitor function and overclock your hardware devices to get the best system performance under Windows® environment. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of ASRock OC Tuner. ASRock website:http://www.asrock.com

9.Featuring an advanced proprietary hardware and software design, Intelligent Energy Saver is a revolutionary technology that delivers unparalleled power savings. The voltage regulator can reduce the number of output phases to improve efficiency when the CPU cores are idle. In other words, it is able to provide exceptional power saving and improve power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance. To use Intelligent Energy Saver function, please enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet option in the BIOS setup in advance. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of Intelligent Energy Saver.

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

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10.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-DOSor Windows®. With this utility, you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2> key to BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. Just launch this tool and save the new BIOS 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.

11.The software name itself – OC DNA literally tells you what it is capable of. OC DNA, an exclusive utility developed by ASRock, provides a convenient way for the user to record the OC settings and share with others. It helps you to save your overclocking record under the operating system and simplifies the complicated recording process of overclocking settings. With OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with your friends! Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings as yours! Please be noticed that the OC profile can only be shared and worked on the same motherboard.

12.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.

13.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.

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

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