ASRock ALIVENF7G-FULLHD R1.0 User Manual

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ALiveNF7G-FullHD

User Manual

Version 1.1/3.1

Published February 2008 Copyright©2008 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 .....................................................................

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1.2

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

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1.3Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows® VistaTM

Premium 2007 and Basic Logo .................................................

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1.4Minimum Hardware Requirement for 1080p Blu-ray(BD) /

HD-DVDPlayback Support ........................................................

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1.51080p Blu-ray(BD) /HD-DVDFilms Which Pass Our Lab Test . 11

1.6

Motherboard Layout (ALiveNF7G-FullHDR1.0) ..........................

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1.7

Motherboard Layout (ALiveNF7G-FullHDR3.0) ..........................

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1.8

ASRock 6CH_DVI I/O ................................................................

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

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

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2.1

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

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2.2

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

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2.3

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

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2.4

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

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2.5

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

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2.6

HDMI Audio Function Operation Guide ......................................

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2.7

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

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2.8

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

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2.9

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

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2.10

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

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2.11

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

 

 

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

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2.12

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

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2.13

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

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2.14

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

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2.15

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

 

 

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

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2.15.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP64-bitWithout RAID

 

 

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

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2.15.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bitWithout RAID

 

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

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2.16

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

 

 

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

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2.16.1 Installing Windows® 2000 / XP / XP64-bitWith RAID

 

 

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

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2.16.2 Installing Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM 64-bitWith RAID

 

 

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

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2.17

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

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

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3.1

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

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3.1.1

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

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3.1.2

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

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3.2

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

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3.3

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

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3.3.1

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

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3.3.2

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

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3.3.3

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

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3.3.4

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

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3.3.5

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

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3.3.6

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

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3.3.7

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

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3.3.8

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

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3.4

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

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3.5

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

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3.5.1

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

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3.6

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

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3.7

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

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

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4.1

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

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4.2

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

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4.2.1

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

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4.2.2

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

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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 ALiveNF7G-FullHD 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

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

1 x ASRock ALiveNF7G-FullHD Motherboard

(Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-inx8.6-in,24.4 cm x 21.8 cm) 1 x ASRockALiveNF7G-FullHD Quick Installation Guide

2 x ASRock ALiveNF7G-FullHD Support 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 ASRock 6CH_DVI I/O Shield

1 x COM Port Bracket

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1.2Specifications

Platform

- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-inx8.6-in,24.4 cm x 21.8 cm

CPU

- Socket AM2 for AMD PhenomTM X4 / X2, Athlon 64FX / 64X2 /

 

X2 / 64 and Sempron processors

 

- AMD LIVE!TM Ready

 

- Supports AMD’s Cool ‘n’ QuietTM Technology

 

- FSB 1000 MHz (2.0 GT/s)

 

- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 1)

 

- Supports Hyper-TransportTechnology

 

 

Chipset

- NVIDIA® GeForce 7050 / nForce 630A MCP

Memory

- Dual Channel DDR2 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 2)

 

- 4 x DDR2 DIMM slots

 

- Support DDR2 1066/800/667/533 (see CAUTION 3)

 

- Max. capacity: 8GB (see CAUTION 4)

Hybrid Booster

- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 5)

 

- ASRock U-COP(seeCAUTION 6)

 

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

 

- ASRock AM2 Boost: ASRock Patented Technology to boost

 

memory performance up to 12.5% (see CAUTION 7)

Expansion Slot

- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot

 

- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot

 

- 2 x PCI slots

Graphics

- Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce7 Series (NV44)

 

- DX9.0 VGA, Pixel Shader 3.0

 

- Max. shared memory 256MB (see CAUTION 8)

 

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

 

independent display controllers

 

- Supports HDCP function with DVI-Dport

 

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

 

(see CAUTION 9)

 

- NVIDIA® PureVideoTM Ready

Audio

- 5.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio

 

(ALC662 Audio Codec)

 

- Chipset embedded HDMI Audio

LAN

- Realtek PHY RTL8201CL (ALiveNF7G-FullHD R1.0)

 

- Speed: 10/100 Ethernet (ALiveNF7G-FullHD R1.0)

 

- Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (ALiveNF7G-FullHD R3.0)

 

- Giga PHY RTL8211B (ALiveNF7G-FullHDR3.0)

 

- Supports Wake-On-LAN

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Rear Panel I/O

ASRock 6CH_DVI I/O

 

- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port

 

- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port

 

- 1 x VGA/D-SubPort

 

- 1 x VGA/DVI-DPort (seeCAUTION 10)

 

- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)

 

- 4 x Ready-to-UseUSB 2.0 Ports

 

- 1 x RJ-45Port

 

- HDAudio Jack: Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone

Connector

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

 

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

 

functions (see CAUTION 11)

 

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

 

- 1 x Floppy connector

 

- 1 x DeskExpress Hot Plug Detection header

 

- 1 x COM port header

 

- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header

 

- CPU/Chassis 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)

 

(see CAUTION 12)

 

- 1 x WiFi/E header (see CAUTION 13)

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/XP Media Center/XP64-bit/

 

VistaTM/VistaTM 64-bitcompliant

Certifications

- FCC, CE, Microsoft® WHQL Certificated

 

 

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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 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.

CAUTION!

1.This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 39 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 17 for proper installation.

3.Whether 1066MHz memory speed is supported depends on the AM2+ CPU you adopt. If you want to adopt DDR2 1066 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® XP and Windows® VistaTM. For Windows® XP64-bitand Windows® VistaTM 64bit with64-bitCPU, there is no such limitation.

5.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.

6.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.

7.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.

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

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9.1080p Blu-ray(BD) /HD-DVDplayback support on this motherboard requires the proper hardware configuration. Please refer to page10 and 11 for the minimum hardware requirement and the passed 1080pBlu-ray(BD) /HD-DVDfilms in our lab test.

10.This DVI-Dport for the chipset adopted on this motherboard can support DVI/HDCP and HDMI format signal. You may use the DVI to HDMI adapter to convert thisDVI-Dport to HDMI interface. DVI to HDMI adapter is not bundled with our product, please refer to the adapter vendor for further information.

11.Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 31 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector directly.

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

13.WiFi/E header supports WiFi+AP function with ASRock WiFi-802.11gorWiFi-802.11nmodule, aneasy-to-usewireless local area network (WLAN) adapter. It allows you to create a wireless environment and enjoy the convenience of wireless network connectivity. Please visit our

website for the availability of ASRock WiFi-802.11gorWiFi-802.11nmodule. ASRock websitehttp://www.asrock.com

1.3Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows®

VistaTM Premium 2007 and Basic Logo

For system integrators and users who purchase this motherboard and plan to submit Windows® VistaTM Premium 2007 and Basic logo, please follow below table for minimum hardware requirements.

CPU

Sempron 2800+

Memory

512MB x 2 Dual Channel (Premium)

 

512MB Single Channel (Basic)

 

256MB x 2 Dual Channel (Basic)

VGA

DX9.0 with WDDM Driver

 

DVI with HDCP

* 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

*If the onboard VGA supports DVI, it must also support HDCP function to qualify for Windows® VistaTM Premium 2007 logo.

*After June 1, 2007, all Windows® VistaTM systems are required to meet above minimum hardware requirements in order to qualify for Windows® VistaTM Premium 2007 logo.

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1.4 Minimum Hardware Requirement for 1080p Blu-ray(BD) /HD-DVDPlayback Support

1080p Blu-ray(BD) /HD-DVDplayback support on this motherboard requires the proper hardware configuration. Please refer to below table for the minimum hardware requirement.

CPU

AMD Phenom X4 9100

VGA

Onboard VGA with DVI-Dport

Memory

Dual Channel DDR2 800, 1GB x 2

Suggested OS

Windows® VistaTM or Windows® VistaTM 64

* If you need to use CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra version 7.3, we suggest to disable Hardware Acceleration function for better playback performance and compatibility. After executing CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra program, please follow below steps to disable Hardware Acceleration function.

A.Right-clickthe main page of CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra program.

B.Click “Configuration”.

C.Select “Video”.

D.Click “Enable hardware acceleration (nVidia PureVideo)” to remove the “V” mark in this item.

E.Click “OK” to save the change.

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