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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.

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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

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Published March 2013

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Motherboard Layout

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.0cm (6.7 in)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COM1

USB 3.0

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard PS2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T: USB0

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU_FAN1

 

CHA_FAN1

 

 

B: USB1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CON1

 

LPT1

 

 

module)

module)

 

in)

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-pinFSB800

-pinFSB800

 

HDMI1

 

 

 

 

 

 

DDR3 A1(64bit,204

DDR3 A2(64bit,204

 

17.0cm(6.7

USB 3.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T: USB2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B: USB3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB 2.0

 

 

 

RoHS

 

 

 

 

7

Top:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T: USB4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RJ-45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B: USB5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAII_1

 

SATAII_2

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPDI Optical Bottom: F

REAR Center: SPK

CTR BAS S

Top:

PHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CMOS

 

 

 

 

8

Battery

16Mb

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MI Bottom: CI N

FRON Center: T

LINE Top: IN

 

 

BIOS

 

 

 

9

 

 

1

 

USB8_9

IR1

 

 

 

 

1

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

AD2550-ITX

1

 

USB6_7 PLED PWRBTN

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

AUDIO

HD_AUDIO1

 

CIR1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDLED

RESET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL 1

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

PCI1

 

SPEAKER1

CLRCMOS1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

19

18

17 1615 14

13

 

 

1

Print Port Header (LPT1, White)

12

Consumer Infrared Module Header (CIR1)

2

COM Port Header (COM1)

13

Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)

3

CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)

14

Chassis Speaker Header

4

CPU Heatsink

 

(SPEAKER 1, White)

5

Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)

15

USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)

6

2 x 204-pinDDR3SO-DIMMSlots

16

SATA2 Connector (SATAII_1, Blue)

 

(DDR3_A1, DDR3_A2, Black)

17

16Mb SPI Flash

7

ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)

18

PCI Slot (PCI1)

8

SATA2 Connector (SATAII_2, Blue)

19

Front Panel Audio Header

9

USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)

 

(HD_AUDIO1, White)

10

Infrared Module Header (IR1)

20

Intel NM10 Express Chip

11

System Panel Header (PANEL1, White)

 

 

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I/O Panel

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USB 2.0 Ports

** 8

Front Speaker (Lime)

2

D-SubPort

9

Microphone (Pink)

* 3

LAN RJ-45Port

10

USB 2.0

Ports

4

Central / Bass (Orange)

11

USB 3.0

Ports (ASMedia ASM1042)

5

Rear Speaker (Black)

12

HDMI Port

6

Optical SPDIF Out Port

13

DVI-DPort

7

Line In (Light Blue)

14

PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)

*There are two LED next to the LAN port. Please refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.

LAN Port LED Indications

Activity/Link LED

 

SPEED LED

ACT/LINK

SPEED

 

LED

LED

 

 

 

 

 

 

Status

Description

 

Status

 

Description

 

 

 

 

Off

No Link

 

Off

 

10Mbps connection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blinking

Data Activity

 

Orange

 

100Mbps connection

 

 

 

 

On

Link

 

Green

 

1Gbps connection

LAN Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

**If you use 2-channelspeaker, please connect the speaker’s plug into “Front Speaker Jack”. See the table below for connection details in accordance with the type of speaker you use.

TABLE for Audio Output Connection

Audio Output Channels

Front Speaker

Rear Speaker

Central / Bass

Line In or

 

(No. 8)

(No. 5)

(No. 4)

Side Speaker

 

 

 

 

(No. 7)

 

 

 

 

 

2

V

--

--

--

4

V

V

--

--

6

V

V

V

--

8

V

V

V

V

To enable Multi-Streamingfunction, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find “Mixer” tool on your system.

Please select “Mixer ToolBox” , click “Enable playbackmulti-streaming”,and click

“ok”. Choose “2CH”, “4CH”, “6CH”, or “8CH” and then you are allowed to select “Realtek HDA Primary output” to use Rear Speaker, Central/Bass, and Front Speaker, or select “Realtek HDA Audio 2nd output” to use front panel audio.

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1. Introduction

Thank you for purchasing ASRock AD2550-ITX 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.

This Quick Installation Guide contains introduction of the motherboard and step-by-step installation guide. More detailed information of the motherboard can be found in the user manual presented in 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 AD2550-ITX Motherboard

(Mini-ITXForm Factor:6.7-inx6.7-in,17.0 cm x 17.0 cm) ASRockAD2550-ITX Quick Installation Guide

ASRock AD2550-ITX Support CD

2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional)

1 x I/O Panel Shield

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1.2Specifications

Platform

- Mini-ITXForm Factor:6.7-inx6.7-in,17.0 cm x 17.0 cm

 

- All Solid Capacitor design

CPU

- Intel® Dual-CoreAtomTM Processor D2550 (1.86 GHz)

 

- Supports Hyper-ThreadingTechnology

Chipset

- Southbridge: Intel® NM10 Express

Memory

- 2 x DDR3 SO-DIMMslots

 

- Supports DDR3 1066/800 non-ECC,un-buffered

 

memory

 

- Max. capacity of system memory: 4GB (see CAUTION 1)

Expansion Slot

- 1 x PCI slot

Graphics

- Intel® PowerVR SGX545

 

- DirectX 9.0, Pixel Shader 3.0

 

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

 

(see CAUTION 2)

 

- Supports HDMI 1.3a Technology with max. resolution up to

 

1920x1200

 

- Supports DVI with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz

 

- Supports D-Subwith max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @

 

60Hz

 

- Supports HDCP function with DVI and HDMI ports

 

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

 

with DVI and HDMI ports

 

 

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 RTL8111E

 

- Supports Wake-On-LAN

 

- Supports LAN Cable Detection

 

- Supports Energy Efficient Ethernet 802.3az

 

- Supports PXE

Rear Panel I/O

I/O Panel

 

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port

 

- 1 x D-SubPort

 

- 1 x DVI-DPort

 

- 1 x HDMI Port

 

- 1 x Optical SPDIF Out Port

 

- 4 x USB 2.0 Ports

 

- 2 x USB 3.0 Ports (ASMedia ASM1042)

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- 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

Connector

- 2 x SATA2 3.0 Gb/s connectors, support NCQ, AHCI and

 

Hot Plug functions

 

- 1 x IR header

 

- 1 x CIR header

 

- 1 x Print Port header

 

- 1 x COM port header

 

- 1 x CPU Fan connector (3-pin)

 

- 1 x Chassis Fan connector (3-pin)

 

- 1 x 24 pin ATX power connector

 

- 1 x Front panel audio connector

 

- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)

BIOS Feature

- 16Mb AMI UEFI Legal BIOS with GUI support

 

- 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),

 

CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, Google Chrome

 

Browser and Toolbar

Hardware

- CPU Temperature Sensing

Monitor

- Chassis Temperature Sensing

 

- CPU Fan Tachometer

 

- Chassis Fan Tachometer

 

- CPU/Chassis Quiet Fan

 

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

OS

- Microsoft® Windows® 732-bitcompliant

 

* Due to lack of Intel® 64-bitVGA driver support, this

 

motherboard does not support 64-bitOS.

Certifications

- FCC, CE, WHQL

 

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

* For detailed product information, please visit our website: http://www.asrock.com

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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 third-partyoverclocking 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.

CAUTION!

1.Due to the chipset limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® OS.

2.You can choose to use two of the three monitors only. D-Sub,DVI-Dand HDMI monitors cannot be enabled at the same time. Besides, with theDVI-to-HDMIadapter, theDVI-Dport can support the same features as HDMI port.

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1.3 Unique Features

ASRock Instant Boot

ASRock Instant Boot allows you to turn on your PC in just a few seconds, provides a much more efficient way to save energy, time, money, and improves system running speed for your system. It leverages the S3 and S4 ACPI features which normally enable the Sleep/Standby and Hibernation modes in Windows® to shorten boot up time. By calling S3 and S4 at specific timing during the shutdown and startup process, Instant Boot allows you to enter your Windows® desktop in a few seconds.

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®. With this utility, you can press the <F6> key during the POST or the <F2> key to enter into the 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.

ASRock APP Charger

If you desire a faster, less restricted way of charging your Apple devices, such as iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, ASRock has prepared a wonderful solution for you - ASRock APP Charger. Simply install the APP Charger driver, it makes your iPhone charge much quickly from your computer and up to 40% faster than before. ASRock APP Charger allows you to quickly charge many Apple devices simultaneously and even supports continuous charging when your PC enters into Standby mode (S1),

Suspend to RAM (S3), hibernation mode (S4) or power off (S5). With APP Charger driver installed, you can easily enjoy the marvelous charging experience.

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ASRock XFast USB

ASRock XFast USB can boost USB storage device performance. The performance may depend on the properties of the device.

ASRock XFast LAN

ASRock XFast LAN provides a faster internet access, which includes the benefits listed below. LAN Application Prioritization: You can configure your application’s priority ideally and/or add new programs. Lower Latency in Game: After setting online game’s priority higher, it can lower the latency in games. Traffic

Shaping: You can watch Youtube HD videos and download simultaneously. Real-TimeAnalysis of Your Data: With the status window, you can easily recognize which data streams you are transferring currently.

ASRock XFast RAM

ASRock XFast RAM is a new function that is included into ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU). It fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows® OS32-bitCPU. ASRock XFast RAM shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.

ASRock On/Off Play Technology

ASRock On/Off Play Technology allows users to enjoy the great audio experience from the portable audio devices, such like MP3 player or mobile phone to your PC, even when the PC is turned off (or in ACPI S5 mode)! This motherboard also provides a free 3.5mm audio cable (optional) that ensures users the most convenient computing environment.

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2. Installation

This is a Mini-ITXform factor (6.7" x 6.7", 17.0 x 17.0 cm) motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.

Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard components.

2.1 Screw Holes

Place screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.

Do not over-tightenthe screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.

2.2 Pre-installationPrecautions

Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings.

1.Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.

2.To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle components.

3.Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.

4.Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.

Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply.

Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.

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