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ALiveNF6G-DVI

ALiveNF6G-VSTA

User Manual

Version 1.0

Published July 2006 Copyright©2006 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.

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Copyright Notice:

No part of this manual may be reproduced, transcribed, transmitted, or translated in any language, in any form or by any means, except duplication of documentation by the purchaser for backup purpose, without written consent of ASRock Inc.

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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.

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

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Contents

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

5

1.1

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

5

1.2

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

6

1.3Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows® VistaTM

 

Premium and Basic Logo ..........................................................

9

1.4

Motherboard Layout (ALiveNF6G-DVI) ....................................

10

1.5

Motherboard Layout (ALiveNF6G-VSTA) ................................

11

1.6

HD 8CH I/O (ALiveNF6G-DVI /ALiveNF6G-VSTA) ...................

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 Express, PCI, and HDMR Slots) ....................

17

2.5

Easy Dual Monitor Feature (ALiveNF6G-DVI)...........................

18

2.6Easy Multi Monitor Feature (ALiveNF6G-DVI /

 

ALiveNF6G-VSTA) ...................................................................

20

2.7

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

21

2.8

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

22

2.9

HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide ....................................

26

2.10

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

27

2.11

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

 

 

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

28

2.12

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

28

2.13

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

28

2.14

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

29

2.15

Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP64-bit /VistaTM Without RAID

 

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

29

2.16

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

 

 

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

29

2.17

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

30

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

31

3.1

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

31

 

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

31

 

3.1.2

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

31

3.2

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

32

3.3

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

33

 

3.3.1

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

34

 

3.3.2

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

37

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3.3.3

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

38

 

3.3.4

IDE Configuration ............................................................

39

 

3.3.5

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

41

 

3.3.6

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

42

 

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

45

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

APPENDIX: AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology ......

49

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1. Introduction

Thank you for purchasing ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI / ALiveNF6G-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

1.1Package Contents

1x ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI /ALiveNF6G-VSTAMotherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm)

1 x ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI /ALiveNF6G-VSTAQuick Installation Guide 1 x ASRock ALiveNF6G-DVI /ALiveNF6G-VSTASupport CD

1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)1 x3.5-inFloppy Drive Ribbon Cable

1 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)

1 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)

1 x HDMI_SPDIF Cable (Optional)

1 x HD 8CH I/O Shield

1 x COM Port Bracket

1 x HDMR Card (Optional)

1 x DVI Graphics-SICard (only forALiveNF6G-DVI)

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1.2Specifications

Platform

- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-inx9.6-in,24.4 cm x 24.4 cm

CPU

- Socket AM2 for AMD AthlonTM 64FX / 64X2 / 64 and Sempron

 

Processors

 

- AMD LIVE!TM Ready

 

- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology

 

(see CAUTION 1)

 

- FSB 1000 MHz (2.0 GT/s)

 

- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 2)

 

- Supports Hyper-TransportTechnology

Chipset

- NVIDIA® NF-6100-430

Memory

- Dual Channel DDRII Memory Technology (see CAUTION 3)

 

- 4 x DDRII DIMM slots

 

- Support DDRII800/667/533

 

- Max. capacity: 8GB

Hybrid Booster

- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 4)

 

- ASRock U-COP(seeCAUTION 5)

 

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

 

- ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost

 

memory performance up to 12.5% (see CAUTION 6)

Expansion Slot

- 2 x PCI slots

 

- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot

 

- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot

 

- 1 x HDMR slot

Graphics

- Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce6-classgraphics DX9.0 VGA

 

- Pixel Shader 3.0

 

- Max. shared memory 256MB

 

- Dual VGA Output: support DVI-DandD-Subports with DVI

 

Graphics-SIcard by independent display controllers

 

(ALiveNF6G-DVI)

Audio

- Realtek ALC888 7.1 channel audio CODEC with High

 

Definition audio

LAN

- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (ALiveNF6G-DVI)

 

- Giga PHY Realtek RTL8211B (ALiveNF6G-DVI)

 

- Realtek PHY RTL8201CL (ALiveNF6G-VSTA)

 

- Speed: 10/100 Ethernet (ALiveNF6G-VSTA)

 

- Supports Wake-On-LAN

Rear Panel I/O

HD 8CH I/O

 

- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port

 

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port

 

- 1 x VGA Port

 

 

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- 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 7)

Connector

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

 

RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, JBOD), NCQ, and “Hot Plug”

 

functions (see CAUTION 8)

 

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

 

- 1 x Floppy connector

 

- 1 x IR header

 

- 1 x Game header

 

- 1 x COM port header

 

- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header

 

- CPU/Chassis FAN connector

 

- 20 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)

 

(see CAUTION 9)

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 Internal Temperature Sensing

Monitor

- CPU Ambient Temperature Sensing

 

- Chassis Temperature Sensing

 

- CPU Fan Tachometer

 

- Chassis Fan Tachometer

 

- CPU Quiet Fan

 

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

OS

- Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/XP Media Center/XP64-bit/

 

VistaTM compliant (seeCAUTION 10)

Certifications

- FCC, CE, Microsoft® WHQL Certificated

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CAUTION!

1.For power-saving’ssake, it is strongly recommended to enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology under Windows system. See APPENDIX on page 49 to enable AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM technology.

2.This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 30 for details.

3.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.

4.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.

5.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.

6.This motherboard supports ASRock AM2 Boost overclocking technology. If you enable this function in the BIOS setup, the memory performance will improve up to 12.5%, but the effect still depends on the AM2 CPU you adopt. Enabling this function will overclock the chipset/CPU reference clock. However, we can not guarantee the system stability for all CPU/DRAM configurations. If your system is unstable after AM2 Boost function is enabled, it may not be applicative to your system. You may choose to disable this function for keeping the stability of your system.

7.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.

8.Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 27 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector directly.

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

10.Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM driver is not ready yet. We will update it to our website in the future. Please visit our website for Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM driver and related information.

ASRock website http://www.asrock.com

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1.3Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows®

VistaTM Premium and Basic Logo

For system integrators and users who purchase this motherboard and plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium and Basic logo, please follow the below table for minimum hardware requirement. Please adopt the CPU, memory, and VGA that we suggest.

CPU

Sempron 2800+

Memory

512MB x 2 Dual Channel (Premium)

 

512MB Single Channel (Basic)

 

256MB x 2 Dual Channel (Basic)

* 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 Premium or Basic logo, please adjust the shared memory size of onboard VGA to 128MB or above.

*If you plan to use external graphics card on this motherboard, please refer to Premium Discrete requirement at http://www.asrock.com

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1.4 Motherboard Layout (ALiveNF6G-DVI)

 

 

 

1

 

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24.4cm (9.6-in)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS2 PS2_USB_PW1

 

 

 

CPU_FAN1

DualCoreCPUDualChannel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IR1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

Keyboard

 

PARALLELPORT

 

 

ATX12V1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Super I/O

 

 

 

PS2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAME1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pinmodule)

module)

pinmodule)

module)

 

 

9

VGA1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FSB800

FSB800

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DDRII 2(64/72bit,240pin-

 

DDRII 4(64/72bit,240pin-

 

 

 

 

 

USB 2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T: USB2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B: USB3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IDE1

 

 

 

USB 2.0

Top:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T: USB0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B: USB1

RJ-45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top: COM1

1

 

 

 

SOCKETAM2

FSB1GHz DDRII800

(64/72DDRII240bit,1

(64/72DDRII240bit,3

 

 

 

 

24.4cm(9.6in)-

BASSCTR

Bottom:

REARSPK

ATXPWR1

 

 

 

ATA133FLOPPY1

 

 

32

SIDESPK Center: Bottom: FRONT Center:

 

 

 

 

 

 

`

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICIN

LINEIN

Top:

 

 

 

PCI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXPRESS RAID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

PCIE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

LAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHY

 

 

ALiveNF6G-DVI

 

 

 

 

 

 

4Mb

BIOS

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

PCI1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAII_4

SATAII_3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NVIDIA

 

SATAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAII_2

SATAII_1

 

 

15

29

 

 

CD1

 

 

PCI2

 

NF-6100-430

 

 

 

FAN1CHA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chipset

 

 

 

 

USB8_9

 

USB2.0

16

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCIE2

CMOS

 

 

 

 

 

USB4_5

USB6_7

 

 

 

AUDIO

HDMI_SPDIF1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

CODEC

1

 

 

BATTERY

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

7.1CH HD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLRCMOS1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLED PWRBTN

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPEAKER1

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

HD_AUDIO1

HDMR1

 

1

 

RoHS

 

1

 

1

PANEL 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HDLED RESET

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

25

 

24

 

23

22

21 20 19 18

 

 

1

PS2_USB_PW1 Jumper

17

USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)

2

ATX 12V Power Connector (ATX12V1)

18

System Panel Header (PANEL1)

3

CPU Heatsink Retention Module

19

USB 2.0 Header (USB8_9, Blue)

4

AM2 940-PinCPU Socket

20

USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)

5

CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)

21

Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)

6

2 x 240-pinDDRII DIMM Slots

22

Secondary SATAII Connector (SATAII_2,Red)

 

(Dual Channel A: DDRII_1, DDRII_2; Yellow)

23

NVIDIA NF-6100-430Single Chip

7

2 x 240-pinDDRII DIMM Slots

24

Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)

 

(Dual Channel B: DDRII_3, DDRII_4; Orange)

25

HDMR Slot (HDMR1)

8

Infrared Module Header (IR1)

26

Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)

9

Game Port Header (GAME1)

27

HDMI_SPDIF Header (HDMI_SPDIF1)

10

Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)

28

PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE2)

11

Primary IDE Connector (IDE1, Blue)

29

Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)

12

Flash Memory

30

PCI Slots (PCI1- 2)

13

Fourth SATAII Connector (SATAII_4, Red)

31

PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE1)

14

Third SATAII Connector (SATAII_3, Red)

32

ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)

15

Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)

33

Serial Port Connector (COM1)

16

Primary SATAII Connector (SATAII_1, Red)

 

 

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