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    ALiveNF4G-DVI

    User Manual

    Version 1.1Published August 2006

    Copyright2006 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.

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    Copyright Notice:Copyright Notice:Copyright Notice:Copyright Notice:Copyright Notice:No part of this manual may be reproduced, transcribed, transmitted, or translated inany language, in any form or by any means, except duplication of documentation bythe purchaser for backup purpose, without written consent of ASRock Inc.Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be regis-tered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only foridentification or explanation and to the owners benefit, without intent to infringe.

    Disclaimer:Disclaimer:Disclaimer:Disclaimer:Disclaimer:Specifications and information contained in this manual are furnished for informa-tional use only and subject to change without notice, and should not be constructedas a commitment by ASRock. ASRock assumes no responsibility for any errors oromissions that may appear in this manual.With respect to the contents of this manual, ASRock does not provide warranty ofany kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warran-ties or conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.In no event shall ASRock, its directors, officers, employees, or agents be liable forany indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including damages forloss 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 anydefect or error in the manual or product.

    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to thefollowing 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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    ContentsContentsContentsContentsContents1.1.1.1.1. IntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroduction ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 5 5 5 5

    1.1 Package Contents ..................................................................... 51.2 Specifications ........................................................................... 61.3 Minimum Hardware Requirement Table for Windows VistaTM

    Premium and Basic Logo .......................................................... 91.4 Motherboard Layout ................................................................. 101.5 ASRock DVI I/O ......................................................................... 11

    2.2.2.2.2. InstallationInstallationInstallationInstallationInstallation ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12 12 12 12 12Pre-installation Precautions ............................................................... 122.1 CPU Installation ......................................................................... 132.2 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink ....................................... 132.3 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) .................................... 142.4 Expansion Slots (PCI Express and PCI Slots) .................................. 162.5 Dual Monitor and Surround Display Features .......................... 162.6 Jumpers Setup .......................................................................... 182.7 Onboard Headers and Connectors .......................................... 192.8 HDMI_SPDIF Header Connection Guide .................................... 242.9 SATAII Hard Disk Setup Guide .................................................. 252.10 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks

    Installation ................................................................................. 262.11 Hot Plug and Hot Swap Functions for SATA / SATAII HDDs .... 262.12 Driver Installation Guide ............................................................ 262.13 Installing Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM Without RAID

    Functions .................................................................................. 272.14 Installing Windows 2000 / XP / XP 64-bit / VistaTM With RAID

    Functions. ................................................................................. 272.15 Untied Overclocking Technology .............................................. 28

    3.3.3.3.3. BIOS SBIOS SBIOS SBIOS SBIOS SETUP UTILITYETUP UTILITYETUP UTILITYETUP UTILITYETUP UTILITY ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29 29 29 29 293.1 Introduction ............................................................................... 29

    3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ............................................................... 293.1.2 Navigation Keys ............................................................. 30

    3.2 Main Screen .............................................................................. 303.3 Advanced Screen .................................................................... 31

    3.3.1 CPU Configuration .......................................................... 313.3.2 Chipset Configuration ..................................................... 343.3.3 ACPI Configuration ......................................................... 353.3.4 IDE Configuration ............................................................ 363.3.5 PCIPnP Configuration ...................................................... 383.3.6 Floppy Configuration ...................................................... 39

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    3.3.7 Super IO Configuration ................................................... 393.3.8 USB Configuration .......................................................... 40

    3.4 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen ............................. 413.5 Boot Screen .............................................................................. 42

    3.5.1 Boot Settings Configuration ........................................... 423.6 Security Screen ........................................................................ 433.7 Exit Screen ............................................................................... 44

    4.4.4.4.4. Software SupportSoftware SupportSoftware SupportSoftware SupportSoftware Support ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45 45 45 45 454.1 Install Operating System ........................................................... 454.2 Support CD Information ............................................................. 45

    4.2.1 Running Support CD ....................................................... 454.2.2 Drivers Menu .................................................................. 454.2.3 Utilities Menu ................................................................... 454.2.4 Contact Information ........................................................ 45

    APPENDIX: AMDs Cool n QuietAPPENDIX: AMDs Cool n QuietAPPENDIX: AMDs Cool n QuietAPPENDIX: AMDs Cool n QuietAPPENDIX: AMDs Cool n QuietTMTMTMTMTM T T T T Technologyechnologyechnologyechnologyechnology .............................. 46 46 46 46 46

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    1.1.1.1.1. IntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionIntroductionThank you for purchasing ASRock ALiveNF4G-DVI motherboard, a reliablemotherboard produced under ASRocks consistently stringent quality control. It de-livers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRocks commit-ment 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 configurationguide to BIOS setup and information of the Support CD.

    Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might beupdated, the content of this manual will be subject to change withoutnotice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updatedversion will be available on ASRock website without further notice. Youmay find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock websiteas well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com

    1.11.11.11.11.1 Package ContentsPackage ContentsPackage ContentsPackage ContentsPackage Contents1 x ASRock ALiveNF4G-DVI Motherboard

    (Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm)1 x ASRock ALiveNF4G-DVI Quick Installation Guide1 x ASRock ALiveNF4G-DVI Support CD1 x Ultra ATA 66/100/133 IDE Ribbon Cable (80-conductor)1 x 3.5-in Floppy Drive Ribbon Cable1 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)1 x Serial ATA (SATA) HDD Power Cable (Optional)1 x ASRock DVI I/O Shield1 x USB+COM Port Bracket (Optional)1 x HDMI_SPDIF Cable (Optional)

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    1.21.21.21.21.2 SpecificationsSpecificationsSpecificationsSpecificationsSpecifications

    Platform - Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 9.6-in, 24.4 cm x 24.4 cm CPU - Socket AM2