ASRock CONROE1333-1394-1470 Nstallation Guide
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Primary SATAII Connector (SATAII_1; Red)
ATX 12V Connector (ATX12V1)
Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1)
CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1)
USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)
USB 2.0 Header (USB4_5, Blue)
North Bridge Controller
Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)
Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1)
Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1)
Internal Audio Connector: CD1 (Black)
(Dual Channel A: DDRII_1, DDRII_3; Yellow)
HDMI_SPDIF Header (HDMI_SPDIF1; Yellow)
PCI Slots (PCI1- 2)
(Dual Channel B: DDRII_2, DDRII_4; Orange)
Front Panel IEEE 1394 Header
South Bridge Controller
IDE1 Connector (IDE1, Blue)
PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE2)
Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1)
PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE1)
System Panel Header (PANEL1)
ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)
Fourth SATAII Connector (SATAII_4; Orange)
BIOS FWH Chip
Secondary SATAII Connector (SATAII_2; Red)
Infrared Module Header (IR1)
Third SATAII Connector (SATAII_3; Orange)
ASRock HD 8CH_1394 I/O
Front Speaker (Lime)
IEEE 1394 Port
Side Speaker (Gray)
Rear Speaker (Black)
Central / Bass (Orange)
13 PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)
Line In (Light Blue)
PS/2 Mouse Port (Green)
*If you use
TABLE for Audio Output Connection
Audio Output Channels
Central / Bass
* To enable
“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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This Quick Installation Guide contains introduction of the motherboard and
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.
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1.1 Package Contents
(Micro ATX Form Factor:
One Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)
One Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional) One ASRock HD 8CH_1394 I/O Shield
One HDMI_SPDIF Cable (Optional)
- Micro ATX Form Factor:
- LGA 775 for Intel® Dual Core CoreTM 2 Extreme / CoreTM 2 Duo
/ Pentium® D / Pentium® Dual Core / Pentium® 4 / Celeron® /
- Compatible with all FSB1333/1066/800/533MHz CPUs
except Quad Core (see CAUTION 1)
- Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 3)
- Supports EM64T CPU
- Northbridge: Intel® 945GC A2
- Southbridge: Intel® ICH7
- Dual Channel DDRII Memory Technology (see CAUTION 4)
- 4 x DDRII DIMM slots (see CAUTION 5)
- Support DDRII667/533 (see CAUTION 6)
- Max. capacity: 4GB (see CAUTION 7)
- CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 8)
- Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.)
- 1 x PCI Express x16 slot
- 1 x PCI Express x1 slot
- 2 x PCI slots
- 7.1 CH Windows® VistaTM Premium Level HD Audio
(ALC888 Audio Codec)
- PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
- Realtek RTL8111B / RTL8111C
Rear Panel I/O
ASRock HD 8CH_1394 I/O
- 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
- 1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
- 1 x Serial Port: COM1
- 1 x Parallel Port (ECP/EPP Support)
- 1 x IEEE 1394 Port
- 4 x
- 1 x
- HD Audio Jack: Side Speaker/Rear Speaker/Central/Bass/
Line in/Front Speaker/Microphone (see CAUTION 10)
- 4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors (No Support for RAID and
“Hot Plug” functions) (see CAUTION 11)
- 1 x ATA100 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices)
- 1 x Floppy connector
- 1 x IR header
- 1 x HDMI_SPDIF header
- 1 x IEEE 1394 header
- CPU/Chassis FAN connector
- 20 pin ATX power connector
- 4 pin 12V power connector
- CD in header
- Front panel audio connector
- 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports)
(see CAUTION 12)
- 4Mb AMI BIOS
- AMI Legal BIOS
- Supports “Plug and Play”
- ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events
- Supports jumperfree
- AMBIOS 2.3.1 Support
- Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version)
- CPU Temperature Sensing
- Chassis Temperature Sensing
- CPU Fan Tachometer
- Chassis Fan Tachometer
- CPU Quiet Fan
- Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore
- Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP/XP
- FCC, CE, WHQL
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.
PCIE frequency will also be overclocked to 115MHz.
About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”, please check page 30
of “User Manual” in the support CD.
This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read
“Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 22 for details.
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 12 for proper installation.
There are memory module installation limitations on this motherboard,
please read “Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)” on page 12 for
Please check the table below for the CPU FSB frequency and its corre-
sponding memory support frequency.
CPU FSB Frequency
Memory Support Frequency
DDRII400, DDRII533, DDRII667
DDRII400, DDRII533, DDRII667
* When you use a
DDRII500 if you adopt a DDRII533 memory module.
Due to the chipset limitation, the actual memory size may be less than
4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® XP, Windows®
Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended
bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the
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.
For microphone input, this motherboard supports both stereo and mono
modes. For audio output, this motherboard supports
Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII
Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 21 to adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to
SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector
Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows®
13.Microsoft® Windows® VistaTM / VistaTM
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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.
Celeron D 326
1GB system memory (Premium)
512MB Single Channel (Basic)
DX9.0 with WDDM Driver
with 128bit VGA memory (Premium)
with 64bit VGA memory (Basic)
*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.
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. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
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 antstatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.
5.When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard to the chassis, please do not
For the installation of Intel
Before you insert the
Step 1. Open the socket:
Step 2. Insert the
For proper inserting, please ensure to match the two orientation key notches of the CPU with the two alignment keys of the socket.
Step 3. Remove PnP Cap (Pick and Place Cap):
Use your left hand index finger and thumb to support the load plate edge, engage PnP cap with right hand thumb and peel the cap from the socket while pressing on center of PnP cap to assist in removal.