User Manual

Version 1.1 Published July 2003

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Thank you for purchasing ASRock K7VM4 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.

Chapter 1 and 2 of this manual contain introduction of the motherboard and step-by- step installation guide for new DIY system builders. Chapter 3 and 4 contain basic BIOS setup and support CD information. For advanced users’ reference, the Appen- dix appearing on page 22 offers more advanced BIOS setup information.

/ ( 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 memory and CPU support lists on ASRock website as well. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com

1.1 Package Contents

ASRock K7VM4 motherboard

(Micro ATX form factor: 9.6" x 8.6", 24.4 x 21.8 cm) ASRock K7VM4 Quick Installation Guide

ASRock AMD-VIA Series Support CD

1 cable for IDE devices (1 x ATA 66/100/133)

1 cable for floppy drive (1 x ribbon cable)

1 ASRock l/O shield

1 COM port bracket

1 ASRock MR Card (Optional)

1.2 Specifications

Platform: CPU:





Floppy Port: Audio: LAN:

Micro ATX form factor (9.6" x 8.6", 24.4 x 21.8 cm)

Supports Socket A (462 pins) for

AMD Athlon™ / Athlon™ XP/ Duron™ processor

North Bridge: VIA KM400, FSB@333/266/200 MHz, AGP 8X/4X

South Bridge: VIA VT8235CE, supports USB 2.0, ATA 133

VIA UniChrome Graphics, Max. 64MB VRAM

2 DDR DIMM slots: DDR1 and DDR2 PC2700 (DDR333) / PC2100 (DDR266) / PC1600 (DDR200), Max. 2GB (see CAUTION 1)

IDE1: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6;

IDE2: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6;

Can connect up to 4 IDE devices

Supports 2 floppy disk drives

5.1 channels AC’97 Audio

Speed: 802.3u (10/100 Ethernet), supports Wake-On-LAN

Hardware Monitor: CPU temperature sensing;

PCI slots: AGP slot: AMR slot: USB 2.0:

ASRock I/O™:



Chassis temperature sensing;

CPU overheat shutdown to protect CPU life

(ASRock U-COP)(see CAUTION 2);

Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3V, Vcore;

CPU fan tachometer; Chassis fan tachometer

3 slots with PCI Specification 2.2

1 AGP slot, supports 1.5V, 8X/4X AGP card (see CAUTION 3) 1 slot, supports ASRock MR card (optional)

4 default USB 2.0 ports and 1 extra set of header for two additional USB 2.0 ports upgrade (see CAUTION 4)

PS/2: 1 keyboard port / 1 mouse port;

1 RJ 45 port; 4 rear default USB 2.0 ports;

1 VGA port; 1 parallel port: ECP/EPP support;

Audio Jack: Line Out / Line In / Microphone + Game port AMI legal BIOS; Supports “Plug and Play”;

ACPI 1.1 compliance wake up events;

SMBIOS 2.3.1 support;

CPU frequency stepless control

(only for advanced users’ reference, see CAUTION 5) Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE / ME / 2000 / XP compliant



PC1600 (DDR200) is supported ONLY when using FSB200 (Duron) processor.

While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automati- cally shutdown. Please check if the CPU fan on the motherboard functions properly before you resume the system. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system.

Do NOT insert a 3.3V AGP card into the AGP slot of K7VM4 motherboard! It may cause permanent damage! Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows® XP. It may not work properly under Microsoft® Windows® 98/ME/2000. Please refer to Microsoft® official document at

http://www. microsoft.com/whdc/hwdev/bus/USB/USB2support.mspx

Although K7VM4 offers stepless control, it is not recommended to perform over clocking. When the CPU frequency of KZVM4 is set to perform over clocking, other clocks, such as PCI clock, AGP clock, and Memory clock will also be overclocked proportionally. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the CPU.

1.3 Motherboard Layout


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ATX power connector (ATXPWR1) CPU fan connector (CPU_FAN1) North Bridge controller

Secondary IDE connector (IDE2, Black) AGP slot (AGP1)

FSB select jumper (FSO)

Chassis fan connector (CHA_FAN1) System panel connector (PANEL1) USB 2.0 header (USB45, Blue)

Floppy connector (FLOPPY1)

AMR slot (AMR1)

JR1 jumper


Internal audio connector: CD1 (Black) PS2_USB_PWR1 jumper



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FID Jumpers (FIDO, FID1, FID2, FID3, FID4) CPU socket

184-pin DDR DIMM slots (DDR 1- 2) Primary IDE connector (IDE1, Blue) Clear CMOS (CLRCMOS1, 2-pin jumper) South Bridge controller

External speaker connector (SPEAKER 1) Infrared module connector (IR1)

PCI slots (PCI 1-3)

Serial port connector (COM1)

JL1 jumper

Front panel audio connector (AUDIO1) Flash Memory

Internal audio connector: AUX1 (White) LAN PHY

1.4 ASRock I/O™


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Parallel port

Game port

Line In (Light Blue)

USB 2.0 ports

PS/2 keyboard port (Purple)

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RJ-45 port

Microphone (Pink)

Line Out (Lime)

VGA port

PS/2 mouse port (Green)

Chapter 2 Installation

K7VM4 is a Micro ATX form factor (9.6" x 8.6", 24.4 x 21.8 cm) motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.

Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so may cause physical

injuries to you and damages to motherboard components.

2.1 Screw Holes Place screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.

Do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the


2.2 Pre-installation Precautions 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.

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 antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component. Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.

2.3 CPU Installation

Step 1. Step 2.

Step 3.

Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90° angle.

Position the CPU directly above the socket such that its marked corner matches the base of the socket lever.

Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.

The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to avoid bending of the pins.

When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab to indicate that it is locked.

Step 1 Step 2, 3

2.4 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink

AMD Athlon™ / Athlon™ XP/ Duron™ family CPUs with a speed of 600 MHz and higher require larger heatsink and cooling fan. Thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink is also needed to improve heat transfer. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. For proper installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of vendors of CPU fan and heatsink.

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2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) K7VM4 motherboard provides two 184-pin DDR (Double Data Rate) DIMM slots.

/ A Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or removing $ DIMMs or the system components.

Step 1. Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.

Step 2. Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the slot.

Step 3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clip snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.

2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI, AMR, and AGP Slots)

There are 3 PCI slots, 1 AMR slot, and 1 AGP slot on K7VM4 motherboard.

PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI interface.

AMR slot: AMR slot is used to insert an ASRock MR card (optional) with v.92 Modem functionality.

AGP slot: The AGP slot is used to install a graphics card. The ASRock AGP slot has a special locking mechanism which can securely fasten the graphics card inserted.

/ \ Do NOT insert a 3.3V AGP card into the AGP slot of K7VM4 / \ motherboard! It may cause permanent damage!

Installing an expansion card

Step 1. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card.

Step 2. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).

Step 3. Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws for later use.

Step 4. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot.

Step 5. Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.

Step 6. Replace the system cover.

2.7 Jumpers Setup The illustration shows how jumpers are setup. When the jumper cap is placed on

pins, the jumper is “SHORT”. If no jumper y cap is placed on the pins, the jumper is $s $ pe “OPEN”. The illustration shows a 3-pin g DU Nagy jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are “SHORT”. Short Open Jumper Setting FSB Select Jumper 12 23 (FSO, see p.7 item 11) jo e E] (ejepo) cc I

FSB 200MHz FSB 266MHz FSB 333MHz

Note: The setting of the CPU front side bus frequency of this motherboard is by means of the adjustment of jumper-setting. Please follow the figures above to set the CPU front side bus frequency.

PS2_USB_PWR1 > + E 2-3 Short pin2, pin3 to enable (see p.7 item 29) “SV i sVSB +5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or

USB wake up events. Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by power supply.

JR1 (see p./ item 23) e oo o|

JL1 (see p.7 item 22) SRMN EA JR1 JLA fig. 1 fig. 2

Note: When you connect speakers in back panel and front panel at the same time, 1. If the jumpers JL1 and JR1 are short (see fig. 1), both front panel and rear panel audio connectors can work. 2. If both jumper caps on JL1 and JR1 are removed (see fig. 2), only front panel audio works. However, it requires your front panel to support the function.

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FID Jumpers (FIDO, FID1, FID2, FID3, FID4) (see p.7 item 2)

Note: The set of FID jumpers are only for advanced users to adjust the multiplier of CPU. Please follow the table below to adjust the multiplier of CPU. However, the system will work well without the adjustment of multiplier. You do not have to adjust the multiplier for normal usage.

Multiplier FIDO FID4 FID2 FID3 FID4 5x 2-3 2-3 12 2-3 2-3 5.5x 1-2 2-3 1-2 2-3 2-3 6x 2-3 1-2 12 2-3 2-3 6.5x 12 1-2 1-2 2-3 2-3 7x 2-3 2-3 2-3 1-2 2-3 7.5x 1-2 2-3 2-3 1-2 2-3 8x 2-3 1-2 2-3 1-2 2-3 8.5x 1-2 1-2 2-3 12 2-3 9x 2-3 2-3 1-2 1-2 2-3 9.5x 1-2 2-3 1-2 1-2 2-3 10x 2-3 1-2 12 12 2-3 10.5x 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 2-3 11x 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3 11.5x 1-2 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3 12x 2-3 1-2 2-3 2-3 2-3 12.5x 1-2 1-2 2-3 2-3 2-3 13x 2-3 2-3 1-2 2-3 1-2 13.5x 1-2 2-3 1-2 2-3 1-2 14x 2-3 1-2 1-2 2-3 1-2 15x 2-3 2-3 2-3 1-2 1-2 16x 2-3 1-2 2-3 1-2 1-2 16.5x 1-2 1-2 2-3 1-2 1-2 17x 2-3 2-3 1-2 1-2 1-2 18x 1-2 2-3 12 12 1-2 19x 1-2 2-3 2-3 2-3 1-2 20x 1-2 1-2 2-3 2-3 1-2 21x 1-2 1-2 12 2-3 1-2 22x 1-2 2-3 2-3 1-2 1-2 23x 2-3 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 24x 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2

For example, “Athlon XP 2000+” is an 1666MHz CPU: 12.5 (Multiplier) X 133MHz (External frequency) = 1666MHz

FID jumpers setting: FIDO FID1 FID2 FID3 FID4

The jumper caps are not provided by ASRock. Please understand that ASRock does not guarantee and support the adjustment of multiplier. These jumpers setting may not apply to all multiplier-locked or even some unlocked AMD CPU. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the CPU.

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Clear CMOS CLRCMOS1 (519)

(see p.7 item 10) 2-pin jumper

Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system setup parameters. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup, please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord, then use a jumper cap to short the pins on CLRCMOS1 for 3 seconds. Please remember to remove the jumper cap after clearing the CMOS.

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2.8 Connectors

/ \ Connectors are NOT jumpers. DO NOT place jumper caps over l y these connectors.

Connector Figure Description FDD connector A

(33-pin FLOPPY1) gx 7 (see p.7 item 19) Pin1 FLOPPY1 Red marking

Note: Match the red marking on the floppy ribbon cable with Pin1.

Primary IDE connector (Blue) Secondary IDE connector (Black) (39-pin IDE1, see p.7 item 8) (39-pin IDE2, see p.7 item 7)

connect the blue end = O oo the black end Cc to the IDE devices

to the motherboard 80-Pin ATA 100/133 cable Note: To optimize compatibility and performance, please connect your hard disk drive to the primary IDE connector (IDE1, blue) and CD-ROM to the secondary IDE connector (IDE2, black).

USB 2.0 header (9-pin USB45)

ASRock l/O' provides 4 default USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel. If those 4 USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel are not sufficient, this USB 2.0 header is available for 2 additional USB 2.0 ports.

(see p.7 item 17)

Infrared module connector Tu This connector supports an DUMMY (5-pin IR1) SIO 5 optional wireless transmitting (see p.7 item 16) k a and receiving infrared module. IRRX Internal audio connectors Saux [Ol-cp-R These connectors allow you GND OF GND ĝi aj : (4-pin CD1, 4-pin AUX1) enD = Ot. GND to receive stereo audio input AUX-L OF CD-L (CD1: see p.7 item 27) from sound sources such as AUX1 CD1 (AUX1: see p.7 item 28) a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV

tuner card, or MPEG card.

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Front panel audio connector (9-pin AUDIO1) (see p.7 item 24)



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This is an interface for front panel audio cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices.

System panel connector (9-pin PANEL1) (see p.7 item 15)


This connector accommo- dates several system front panel functions.

External speaker connector

(4-pin SPEAKER 1) (see p.7 item 14)



This connector allows you to attach to an external speaker.

Chassis fan connector (3-pin CHA_FAN1)

(see p.7 item 13)


Connect the fan cable to the connector matching the black wire to the ground pin.

CPU fan connector (3-pin CPU_FAN1)

(see p.7 item 3)


Connect the fan cable to the connector matching the black wire to the ground pin.

ATX power connector

(20-pin ATXPWR1) (see p.7 item 1)

Connect an ATX power supply to the connector.

Serial port connector (9-pin COM1) (see p.7 item 20)


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This COM1 header supports a serial port module.

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Chapter 3 BIOS Setup 3.1 BIOS Setup Utility

This section explains how to use the BIOS Setup Utility to configure your system. The Flash Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS Setup Utility. You may run the BIOS Setup Utility when you start up the computer. Please press <F2> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS Setup Utility, otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.

If you wish to enter the BIOS Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing «Ctl» + «Alt» + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on.

The BIOS Setup Utility is designed to be user-friendly. It is a menu-driven program, which allows you to scroll through its various sub-menus and select among the predetermined choices.

VA Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the / following BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.

3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar

The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:

MAIN Sets up the basic system configuration

ADVANCED Sets up the advanced features

SECURITY Sets up the security features

POWER Configures Power Management features

BOOT Configures the default system device that is used to locate and load the Operating System

EXIT Exits the current menu or the BIOS Setup

To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.

3.1.2 Legend Bar

At the bottom of the Setup Screen is a legend bar. The following table lists the keys in the legend bar with their corresponding functions.

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Navigation Key(s) <F1> <ESC>

tiu [= + /- <Enter> <F9> <F10>

3.2 Main Menu

Function Description

Displays the General Help Screen

Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the upper menu from the current menu

Moves cursor up or down between fields

Selects menu to the left or right

Increases or decreases values

Brings up a selected menu for a highlighted field Loads all setup items to the default values

Saves changes and exits BIOS Setup

When you enter the BIOS Setup Utility, the following screen appears.


[ Main Advanced

System Date System Time

Floppy Drives IDE Devices

BIOS Version Processor Type Processor Speed LI Cache Size L2 Cache Size Total Memory



F1:Help Esc:Exit

Securit Power Boot Xit

[ Setup Help ]

Month: Jan -Dec Day: 01-31 Year: 1980 - 2099

K7VM4 BIOS P1.00

AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+

2133 MHz

128 KB

256 KB

480 MB + 32 MB Share Memory 512 MB/ 133 MHz (DDR 266) None

1 | :Select Item +/-:Change Values F9:Setup Defaults +>:Select Menu er:Selec -Me F10:Save & Exit

System Date [Month/Day/Year]

Set the system date that you specify. Valid values for month, day, and year are Month: (Jan to Dec), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2099). Use $ + keys to move

between the Month, Day, and Year fields. System Time [Hour:Minute:Second]

Set the system to the time that you specify. Use tu keys to move between

the Hour, Minute, and Second fields.

Floppy Drives

Use this to set the type of floppy drives installed.

IDE Devices

Use this to configure IDE devices.

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TYPE To set the type of the IDE device, first, please select “IDE Devices” on Main menu and press <Enter> to get into the sub-menu. Then, select among “Primary IDE Master”, “Primary IDE Slave”, “Secondary IDE Master”, and “Secondary IDE Slave” to make configuration of its type. Below are the configuration options.


Primary IDE Master [ Setup Help ]

Select how to set the

parameters of drive,

Cylinders Heads Or

Write Precompensation Select [AUTO] to set Sectors all HDD parameters Maximum Capacity automatically. LBA Mode

Block Mode

Fast Programmed I/O Modes

32 Bit Transfer Mode

Ultra DMA Mode

F1:Help Select Item +/-:Change Values F9:Setup Defaults Esc:Previous Menu Enter:Select DSub-Me F10:Save & Exit

[USER]: It allows user to manually enter the number of cylinders, heads, and sectors per track for the drive.

Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk.

[Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect hard disk drive. If auto- detection is successful, the BIOS Setup automatically fills in the correct values for the remaining fields on this sub-menu. If the auto- detection fails, it may due to that the hard disk is too old or too new. If the hard disk was already formatted on an older system, the BIOS Setup may detect incorrect parameters. In these cases, select [User] to manually enter the IDE hard disk drive parameters.

After entering the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.

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[CD/DVD]: This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives. [ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device), such as MO.

Cylinders This is used to configure the number of cylinders. Refer to the drive documentation to determine the correct value.

Heads This is used to configure the number of read/write heads. Refer to the drive documentation to determine the correct values.

Write Pre-compensation Enter Write Pre-compensation sector. Refer to the drive documentation to determine the correct value.

Sectors This is used to configure the number of sectors per track. Refer to the drive documentation to determine the correct value.

Maximum Capacity This field shows the drive’s maximum capacity as calculated by the BIOS based on the drive information you entered.

LBA Mode This allows user to select the LBA mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Off] to disable the LBA mode.

Block Mode Set the block mode to [On] will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during each transfer.

Fast Programmed I/O Modes This allows user to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing the hard disk timing.

32 Bit Transfer Mode It allows user to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data transfer rate.

Ultra DMA Mode Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity for compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA capability.

3.3 Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit Menus Detailed descriptions of these menus are listed in the Appendix. See page 22.

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Chapter 4 Software Support 4.1 Install Operating System

This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems:

98 SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP. Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more information.

4.2 Support CD Information The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.

4.2.1 Running The Support CD

To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD automatically displays the Main Menu if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer. If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.

4.2.2 Drivers Menu

The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.

4.2.3 Utilities Menu

The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.

4.2.4 ASRock PC-DIY Live Demo Program ASRock presents you a multimedia PC-DIY live demo, which shows you how to install your own PC system step by step. You can find the file through the following path:

..\MPEGAV \AVSEQ01.DAT To see this demo program, you can run Microsoft® Media Player® to play the file.

4.2.5 Contact Information

If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome to visit ASRock’s website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer for further information.

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Appendix: Advanced BIOS Sefup

This section will introduce you the following BIOS Setup menus: “Advanced,” “Security,” “Power,” “Boot,” and “Exit.”

1. Advanced BIOS Setup Menu


Advanced ecurit Power Boot Spread Spectrum Disabled

CPU Host Frequency Auto Actual Frequency 166MHz DRAM Frequency Auto

[ Setup Help |]

<Enter> to enable or disable the feature of spread spectrum.

> Chipset Configuration

> Resource Configuration

> Peripheral Configuration » System Hardware Monitor

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

F1:Help 1 | :Select Item +/-:Change Values Esc:Exit +>:Select Menu

Spread Spectrum: This field should always be [Disabled] for better system stability.

CPU Host Frequency: [Auto]: It is recommended to select this option, which will let the CPU

host frequency of this motherboard determined by the jumper-setting. [Manual]: This allows user to set the CPU host frequency manually. However,

this is not recommended unless user thoroughly knows the feature. Wrong setup may cause problems during operation. DRAM Frequency:

If set to [Auto], the motherboard will detect the inserted memory module(s) and automatically assign appropriate frequency. You may select other value as

operating frequency: [133MHz (DDR266)], [166MHz (DDR333)].

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Chipset Configuration:

Po Advanced LT

Chipset Configuration [ Setup Help ]

<Enter> to select AGP AGP Mode Mode. AGP Aperture Size 128MB AGP Fast Write Disabled Onboard VGA Share Memory Auto PCI Delay Transaction Disabled

USB Controller Enabled USB Device Legacy Support Disabled

DRAM CAS# Latency Auto Over Vcore Voltage

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AGP Mode: When an 8X-AGP card is installed on K7VM4 motherboard for your PC system, this feature will be set to [Auto] automatically. If the installed AGP card is not an 8X-AGP card, then it will be set to [4X] as the default value.

AGP Aperture Size: lt refers to a section of the PCI memory address range used for graphics memory. It is recommended to leave this field at the default value unless the installed AGP card’s specifications requires other sizes.

AGP Fast Write: This allows you to enable or disable the feature of AGP fast write protocol support.

OnBoard VGA Share Memory: This allows you to select the size of share memory for onboard VGA. Onboard VGA will get better resolution if larger size of share memory is selected. Please do not select [None] if AGP or PCI graphics card is not inserted.

PCI Delay Transaction: Enable PCI Delay Transaction feature will free the PCI Bus when the CPU is accessing 8-bit ISA cards. Disable this feature when using ISA cards that are not PCI 2.1 compliant.

USB Controller: Use this to enable or disable the use of USB controller.

USB Device Legacy Support: Use this to enable or disable the support to emulate legacy I/O devices such as mouse, keyboard, ... etc.

DRAM CAS# Latency: This is used to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration options: [3], [2.5], [2], [Auto].

Over Vcore Voltage: Enable this item will increase the CPU Vcore voltage around +5%. The default value is [Disabled].

It is not recommended to enable “Over Vcore Voltage” feature. Doing so may cause CPU damage.

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Resource Configuration:


<Enter> to select PCI clocks. Leave on

default setting for the best PCI performance.

PCI Latency Timer (PCI Clocks) Primary Graphics Adapter

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PCI Latency Timer (PCI Clocks): The default is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless the installed PCI expansion cards’ specifications require other settings.

Primary Graphics Adapter: Select PCI or AGP as the primary graphics adapter.

Peripheral Configuration:


Po Advanced Lt

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<Enter> to enable or disable the floppy drive controller.

Peripheral Configuration

OnBoard FDC

OnBoard Serial Port Auto

OnBoard Infrared Port OnBoard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode EPP Version Parallel Port IRQ Parallel Port DMA Channel OnBoard Midi Port Midi IRQ Select OnBoard Game Port OnBoard IDE OnBoard LAN OnBoard AC'97 Audio OnBoard MC'97 Modem

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Disabled Auto ECP+EPP 1.9

Auto Auto Disabled 5

200h Both Enabled Auto

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OnBoard FDC: Use this to enable or disable floppy drive controller.

OnBoard Serial Port: Use this to set addresses for the onboard serial ports or disable serial ports. Configuration options: [Auto], [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4 / COM], [2F8 / IRQ3 / COM2], [3E8 / RQ4 / COM3], [2E8 / IRQ3 / COMA4].

OnBoard Infrared Port: You may select [Auto] or [Disabled] for this onboard infrared port feature.

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OnBoard Parallel Port: Select Parallel Port address or disable Parallel Port. Configuration options: [Auto], [Disabled], [378], [278].

Parallel Port Mode: Set the operation mode of the parallel port. The default value is [ECP+EPP]. If this option is set to [ECP+EPP], it will show the EPP version in the following item, “EPP Version’.

OnBoard Midi Port: Select address for Midi Port or disable Midi Port. Configuration options: [Disabled], [330], [300], [290], [292].

Midi IRQ Select: Use this to select Midi IRQ. Configuration options: [3], [4],

[5], [7], [10], [11].

OnBoard Game Port: Select address for Game Port or disable Game Port. Configuration options: [Disabled], [200h], [208h].

OnBoard IDE: You may enable either the primary IDE channel or the secondary IDE channel. Or you may enable both the primary and the secondary IDE channels by