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AD2550B-ITX

User Manual

Version 1.1

Published June 2013 Copyright©2013 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.

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

10

1.4

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

11

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

12

2.1

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

12

2.2

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

12

2.3

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

13

2.4

Expansion Slot (PCI Slot).................................................

14

2.5

ASRock Smart Remote Installation Guide......................

15

2.6

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

17

2.7

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

18

2.8

Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATA2 (SATA2) Hard Disks

 

 

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

21

2.9

Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATA2

 

 

HDDs

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

21

2.10

SATA / SATA2 HDD Hot Plug Feature and Operation

 

 

Guide

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

22

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

24

2.12

Installing Windows® 7 on SATA / SATAII HDDs .........

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3 UEFI SETUP UTILITY..................................................

25

3.1

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

25

 

3.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar.....................................................

25

 

3.1.2

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

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3.2

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

26

3.3

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

27

 

3.3.1

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

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3.3.2

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

29

 

3.3.3

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

30

 

3.3.4

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

31

 

3.3.5 ACPI Configuration...............................................

32

 

3.3.6

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

33

 

3.3.7

Voltage Configuration...........................................

34

3.4

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

35

3.5

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

36

3.6

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

37

3.7

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

38

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

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4.1

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

39

4.2

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

39

 

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

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4.2.2

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

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4.2.3

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

39

 

4.2.4

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

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Chapter 1: Introduction

Thank you for purchasing ASRock AD2550B-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.

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 AD2550B-ITX Motherboard

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

ASRock AD2550B-ITX Quick Installation Guide ASRockAD2550B-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

 

- Solid Capacitor for CPU power

CPU

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

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

 

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

 

60Hz

Audio

- 5.1 CH HD Audio (VIA® VT1705 Audio Codec)

LAN

- Realtek PCIE x1 LAN RTL8105E

 

- Speed: 10/100 Ethernet

 

- Supports Wake-On-LAN

 

- Supports PXE

Rear Panel I/O

I/O Panel

 

- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port

 

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port

 

- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)

 

- 1 x Serial Port: COM1

 

- 1 x VGA Port

 

- 4 x Ready-to-UseUSB 2.0 Ports

 

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

 

LED)

 

- HD Audio Jack: 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

 

- CPU/Chassis FAN connector

 

- 24 pin ATX power connector

 

- Front panel audio connector

 

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

 

 

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BIOS Feature

- 16Mb AMI BIOS

 

- 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

Unique Feature

- ASRock Instant Boot

 

- ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 2)

 

- ASRock APP Charger (see CAUTION 3)

 

- ASRock XFast USB (see CAUTION 4)

 

- ASRock XFast LAN (see CAUTION 5)

 

- ASRock XFast RAM (see CAUTION 6)

 

- ASRock Crashless BIOS (see CAUTION 7)

 

- Hybrid Booster:

 

- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 8)

 

- ASRock U-COP(seeCAUTION 9)

 

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

 

 

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

Certifications

- FCC, CE, WHQL

 

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

 

(see CAUTION 10)

* 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 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.

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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. You can use ASRock XFast RAM to utilize the memory that Windows® cannot use.

2.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 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.

3.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. ASRock website: http://www.asrock.com/Feature/AppCharger/index.asp

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

5.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.

6.ASRock XFast RAM 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.

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7.ASRock Crashless BIOS allows users to update their BIOS without fear of failing. If power loss occurs during the BIOS update process, ASRock

Crashless BIOS will automatically finish the BIOS update procedure after regaining power. Please note that BIOS files need to be placed in the root directory of your USB disk. Only USB2.0 ports support this feature.

8.Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended to perform over-clocking.Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies may cause instability of the system or damage the CPU.

9.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.

10.EuP stands for Energy Using Product, was a provision regulated by the

European Union to define the power consumption for the completed system. According to EuP, the total AC power of the completed system should be under 1.00W in off mode condition. To meet EuP standards, 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, and the standby power efficiency should be higher than 50% under 100 mA current consumption. For EuP ready power supply selection, we recommend you to check with the power supply manufacturer for more details.

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1.3 Motherboard Layout

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

17.0cm (6.7 in)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keyboard PS2

Mouse

PS2

 

 

ErP/EuP Ready

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU_FAN1

 

CHA_FAN1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

Super

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COM1 VGA1

PARALLE LP ORT

 

 

 

XLANFastUSB

-pinmodule)FSB800

-pinmodule)FSB800

 

 

17.0cm(6.7in)

 

 

 

DDR3 A1(64bit,204

DDR3 A2(64bit,204

 

 

USB 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

Fast

 

 

 

 

 

T: USB2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

B: USB3

 

 

 

 

RoHS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB 2.0

 

 

 

 

SATAII_1

 

SATAII_2

 

 

Top:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T: USB0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RJ-45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

B: USB1

LAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHY

CMOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

16Mb

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOS

 

 

 

 

Mi Bottom: Line cI Ou n t

Center:

LineIn

 

 

 

1

 

USB6_7

 

IR1

Top:

 

 

1

 

USB4_5

1

 

8

 

AD2550B-ITX

 

PLED PWRBTN

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

9

HD_AUDIO1

 

CIR1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDLED

RESET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL 1

 

 

 

 

 

AUDIO

 

PCI1

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

CODEC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKER1

CLRCMOS1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DX10.1

Design in Taipei

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

16

 

15 1413 12

11

1

CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)

 

11

Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)

2

CPU Heatsink

 

12

Chassis Speaker Header

3

Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)

 

 

(SPEAKER 1, White)

 

4

2 x 204-pinDDR3SO-DIMMSlots

 

13

USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)

 

(DDR3_A1, DDR3_A2, Black)

 

14

SATA2 Connector (SATAII_1, Blue)

5

ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)

 

15

16Mb SPI Flash

 

6

SATA2 Connector (SATAII_2, Blue)

 

16

PCI Slot (PCI1)

 

7

USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)

 

17

Front Panel Audio Header

8

Infrared Module Header (IR1)

 

 

(HD_AUDIO1, White)

 

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System Panel Header (PANEL1, White)

18

Intel NM10 Express Chip

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Consumer Infrared Module Header (CIR1)

 

 

 

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