Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Manual

Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Manual

Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 manual table of contents:

  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 1
    GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 User's Manual Rev. 1001 12ME-Z6MAD2B-1001R
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 2
    Motherboard GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Apr. 15, 2011 Apr. 15, 2011
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 3
    ... the product, read the Quick Installation Guide included with the product. For detailed product information, carefully read the User's Manual. For product-related information, check on our website at: http://www.gigabyte.com Identifying Your Motherboard ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 4
    ... of Contents Box Contents ...6 Optional Items ...6 GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard Layout ...7 GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard Block Diagram ...8 Chapter 1 Hardware Installation ...9 1-1 1-2 1-3 Installation ... ...17 1-5 1-6 1-7 1-8 Installing an Expansion Card ...18 Setting up ATI CrossFireX™/NVIDIA SLI...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 5
    ... 5 Appendix ...77 5-1 Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s) ...77 Configuring Intel Z68 SATA Controllers ...77 Installing the SATA RAID/AHCI Driver and Operating System ...85 Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio ...90 Configuring S/PDIF ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 6
    Box Contents GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 motherboard Motherboard driver disk User's Manual Quick Installation Guide Two SATA cables I/O Shield One 2-Way SLI bridge connector • The box contents above are for reference only and the actual items shall depend on the product package you obtain. The box ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 7
    GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard Layout DDR3_4 DDR3_2 DDR3_3 KB_USB ATX_12V VGA_DVI LGA1155 DDR3_1 LEVEL ... OPTICAL USB30_20 Etron EJ168 SYS_FAN ATX USB_LAN AUDIO CPU_FAN PCIEX16 Realtek RTL8111E PCIEX1 GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 B_BIOS M_BIOS BAT Intel® Z68 TPM iTE IT8728 SATA3_0 SATA3_1 SATA2_2 SATA2_3 ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 8
    GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard Block Diagram PCIe CLK (100 MHz) 1 PCI Express x16 or 2 PCI Express x8 CPU CLK+/- (100 MHz) LGA1155 CPU DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Dual Channel Memory x16 Switch x8 DMI Interface FDI Interface PCI Express Bus LAN RJ45 PCIe CLK (100 MHz) Realtek RTL8111E x1 x4...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 9
    ...of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Prior to installation, carefully read the user's manual and follow these procedures: • Prior to installation, do not remove or break motherboard ... physical harm to the user. • If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 10
    .../Intel® Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1155 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) L3 cache varies with ... Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 11
    ... Controller Hardware Monitor * Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you install. BIOS Š Š Š Š 2 x 32 Mbit flash Use of licensed AWARD BIOS Support for DualBIOS™ PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 12
    ... Xpress BIOS Rescue Support for Download Center Support for Xpress Install Support for Xpress Recovery2 Support...Q-Share Norton Internet Security (OEM version) Support for Microsoft ® Windows 7/Vista/XP Micro ATX...Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm * GIGABYTE reserves the right to make any changes ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 13
    ...Cooler Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the CPU: • Make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 14
    ... CPU into the motherboard CPU socket. Before installing the CPU, make sure to turn off the ... replace the protective socket cover when the CPU is not installed.) Step 3: Hold the CPU with your thumb and... lever back into its locked position. Hardware Installation - 14 - NOTE: Hold the CPU socket lever...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 15
    ... the CPU Cooler Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU cooler on the motherboard. (The following procedure uses Intel®... Male and Female push pins are joined closely. (Refer to your CPU cooler installation manual for instructions on installing the cooler.) Step 5: After the installation...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 16
    ... the following guidelines before you begin to install the memory: • Make sure that the motherboard supports the memory. It is recommended that memory of the same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest supported memory speeds and memory modules.) ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 17
    ... Installing a Memory Before installing a memory module, make sure to turn off the computer and ...compatible to each other or DDR DIMMs. Be sure to install DDR3 DIMMs on this motherboard. Notch DDR3 ...one direction. Follow the steps below to correctly install your memory modules in the memory sockets....
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 18
    ... card: • Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. Carefully read the manual that came with your ... required BIOS changes for your expansion card(s). 7. Install the driver provided with the expansion card in your operating system. Example: Installing and Removing a PCI Express Graphics ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 19
    ...CrossFireX/SLI-supported motherboard with two PCI Express x16 slots and correct driver ... After installing the graphics card driver in the operating system, go to the Catalyst Control Center....box is selected. C-2. To Enable SLI Function After installing the graphics card driver in the operating system...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 20
    ... a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 but the actual resolutions supported depend on the monitor being used. • After installing the HDMI device, make sure the default ... to the default playback device. (Note) The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter. - 20 - Hardware Installation
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 21
    ... an optical digital audio in connector. The USB 3.0 port supports the USB 3.0 specification and is compatible to the USB 2.0/1.1 ... panel audio module and enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver. Refer to the instructions on setting up a 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel audio configuration ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 22
    ... your devices are compliant with the connectors you wish to connect. • Before installing the devices, be sure to turn off the devices and your computer. ... cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the devices. • After installing the device and before turning on the computer, make sure the ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 23
    ... connector, first make sure the power supply is turned off and all devices are properly installed. The power connector possesses a foolproof design. Connect the power supply cable to the power ...GND GND -5V +5V +5V +5V (Only for 2x12-pin ATX) GND (Only for 2x12-pin ATX) - 23 - Hardware Installation
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 24
    ...in the correct orientation (the black connector wire is the ground wire). The motherboard supports CPU fan speed control, which requires the use of a ... with fan speed control design. For optimum heat dissipation, it is recommended that a system fan be installed inside the chassis....
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 25
    DEBUG PORT DEBUG PORT 6) SATA3_0/1 (SATA 6Gb/s Connectors, Controlled by Intel Z68 Chipset) The SATA connectors conform to SATA 6Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA... PORT DEBUG PORT 1 SATA3_0 SATA3_1 7) SATA2_2/3/4/5 (SATA 3Gb/s Connectors, Controlled by Intel Z68 Chipset) The ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 26
    ... a problem is detected, the BIOS may issue beeps in different patterns to indicate the problem. Refer to Chapter 5, "Troubleshooting," for information about beep codes. • HD (Hard Drive Activity LED, Blue) Connects to the hard drive activity...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 27
    ...supports Intel High Definition audio (HD) and AC'97 audio. You may ...(H) 10 2 1 • The front panel audio header supports HD audio by default. If your ... Out Header) DIP 1 2 3 ThisPCIe power supports(SATA)(X58A-OC) Out and... digital audio cable, carefully read the manual for your expansion card. Pin No...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 28
    ...USB ports routed to the F_USB1 header can support the ON/OFF Charge function. • Do not ...pin) cable into the USB header. • Prior to installing the USB bracket, be sure to turn off .... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Definition NDCDNSIN NSOUT NDTRGND NDSRNRTSNCTSNRINo Pin 9 10 1 2 Hardware Installation - 28...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 29
    ...Pin No. 20 19 PCIe power connector (SATA)(X58A-OC) DIP 1 2 3 Definition LCLK GND ... factory defaults (select Load Optimized Defaults) or manually configure the BIOS settings (refer to Chapter 2,..."BIOS Setup," for BIOS configurations). - 29 Hardware Installation DIP 13) TPM (Trusted Platform Module...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 30
    Hardware Installation - 30 -
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 31
    ...the BIOS Setup program. To upgrade the BIOS, use either the GIGABYTE Q-Flash or @BIOS utility. • Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily upgrade ... latest version of BIOS from the Internet and updates the BIOS. For instructions on using the Q-Flash and @BIOS utilities, refer to...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 32
    ...Screen (Default) Function Keys B. The POST Screen Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG Copyright (C) 1984-2011, Award Software, Inc. Z68MA-D2H-B3 E11 ...: BIOS Setup : XpressRecovery2 : Boot Menu : Qflash 03/29/2011-Z68-7A89VG0XC-00...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 33
    ...: E11) CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2011 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals... Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving F11: Save ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 34
    ...wish to load, then press to complete.  MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)  Standard CMOS Features ... to configure all peripheral devices, such as SATA, USB, integrated audio, and integrated... Defaults  Set Supervisor Password  Set User Password  Save & Exit Setup  Exit ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 35
    ...: Optimized Defaults Whether the system will work stably with the overclock/overvoltage settings you made is dependent on your overall system configurations. Incorrectly doing overclock/overvoltage may result in damage to CPU, chipset...3094.12 MHz 1332.71 MHz 1024 MB 45oC 1.280V 1.696V +/-/PU/PD: ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 36
    ...Ratio Allows you to alter the clock ratio for the installed CPU. The adjustable range is dependent on the CPU ... is present only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. (Note 2) This item ... if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 37
    ... Set this item to Disabled if you want to manually configure CPU Turbo ratios in BIOS ... function. This feature only works for operating systems that support multi-processor mode. (Default: Enabled) ...Note) This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 38
    .... Disabled Profile1 Profile2 (Note 2) Allows you to manually set the CPU base clock and DMI/...(Note 1) This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about ... item is present only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. BIOS Setup -...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 39
    ... on the XMP memory. The value displayed here is dependent on the CPU being used. Profile VTT Voltage (Note) This item is present only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. - 39 BIOS Setup
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 40
    ... Channel A/B Timing Settings >>>>> Channel A Standard Timing Control CAS Latency Time 8 tRCD 8 tRP 8 ... F7: Optimized Defaults >>>>> Channel A/B Standard Timing Control CAS Latency Time tRCD tRP ...: Auto (default), 1~40. >>>>> Channel A/B Advanced Timing Control tRAS tRC tRRD Options are: Auto (...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 41
    ...), 1~63. tFAW Options are: Auto (default), 1~3. >>>>> Channel A/B Misc Timing Control Command Rate(CMD) IO Latency Round Trip Latency  ... 1984-2011 Award Software Advanced Voltage Settings ****** Mother Board Voltage Control ****** Voltage Types Normal Current CPU Dynamic Vcore(DVID) +0.000V ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 42
    ...] Item Help Menu Level  Isochronous Support Virtualization Technology (Note) Enter: Select ... Help F7: Optimized Defaults Isochronous Support Virtualization Technology (Note) Determines whether...) This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 43
    .... The following fields display your hard drive specifications. If you wish to enter the parameters manually, refer to the information on the hard drive. Capacity Approximate capacity of the currently installed hard drive. Cylinder Number of cylinders. ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 44
    ... are read-only and are determined by the BIOS POST. Base Memory Also called conventional memory. Typically, 640 KB will be reserved for the MS-DOS operating system. Extended Memory The amount of extended memory. Total Memory The total amount of memory installed on the system. BIOS Setup - 44 -
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 45
    ... than 2.2 TB. Make sure the operating system to be installed supports booting from a GPT partition, such ... this setting depending on the hard drive you install. (Default: Auto) Specifies the boot order .... This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 46
    ... when a third party hardware monitor utility is installed. (Default: Disabled) Limit CPUID Max. ...: 0) Allows you to determine whether to display the GIGABYTE Logo at system startup. Disabled displays ...) This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 47
    ... to Enabled, the PCH SATA Control Mode item below will be set to RAID(XHD) automatically. For details on using the GIGABYTE X.H.D utility, refer to ... Native IDE mode if you wish to install operating systems that support Native mode. (Default) PCH SATA Control Mode (Intel Z68 Chipset) SATA Port0-3 ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 48
    ...display Intel RAID ROM messages during the POST when the Intel SATA RAID function is enabled. (Default: Enabled...audio function. (Default: Auto) If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in audio card instead ...LAN function. (Default: Enabled) If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in network card instead ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 49
    ... Problem Occurs...If a cable problem occurs on a specified pair of wires, the Status field will show Short ... LAN cable. Onboard LAN Boot ROM Onboard USB 3.0 Controller (Etron EJ168 USB ...: Disabled) Enables or disables the Etron EJ168 USB controller. (Default: Enabled) Enables or disables the serial ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 50
    ...) Alarm x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm HPET Support (Note) HPET Mode (Note) Power On By Mouse... x KB Power ON Password AC Back Function ErP Support Enter: Select higf: Move F5: Previous Values ... an ACPI sleep state by a wake-up signal from a modem that supports wake-up function. (Default: Enabled) (Note) ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 51
    ...when you install 64-bit Windows 7/Vista. This item is configurable only if the HPET Support is ... state upon the return of the AC power. ErP Support Determines whether to let the system consume less ..., power on by keyboard, and wake on LAN. (Note) Supported on Windows 7/Vista operating system only. -...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 52
    ... Temperature Current CPU Temperature Current CPU FAN Speed Current SYSTEM FAN Speed CPU Warning Temperature CPU FAN Fail Warning SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning CPU Smart FAN Control x Slope PWM CPU Smart FAN Mode Enter: Select higf: Move F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 53
    ...based on your system requirements. (Default) Silent Allows the CPU fan to run at slow speeds. Manual Allows you to control the CPU fan speed under the Slope PWM .... This item is configurable only when CPU Smart FAN Control is set to Manual. Options are: 0.75 PWM value /oC ~ 2.50...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 54
    ... Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2011 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features ... Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2011 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features ... Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & N Load Optimized Defaults ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 55
    2-11 Set Supervisor/User Password CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2011 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS ... set to System, you must enter the supervisor password (or user password) at system startup to continue system boot. In ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 56
    ... Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2011 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Load Fail-Safe Defaults... Set Supervisor Password Integrated Peripherals Set User Password Power Management Setup Save &...Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2011 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 57
    ... Install" installs all of the drivers, a dialog box will appear asking whether to install new GIGABYTE utilities. Click Yes to automatically install the ...want to manually select the utilities to install on the Application Software page later. • For USB 2.0 driver support under the Windows...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 58
    ... free software. You can click the Install button on the right of an item to install it. 3-3 Technical Manuals This page provides GIGABYTE's application guides, content descriptions for this driver disk, and the motherboard manuals. Drivers Installation ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 59
    3-4 Contact For the detailed contact information of the GIGABYTE Taiwan headquarter or worldwide branch offices, click the URL on this page to link to the GIGABYTE website. 3-5 System This page provides the basic system information. - 59 - Drivers Installation
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 60
    ..., click the Download Center button to link to the GIGABYTE website. The latest version of the BIOS, drivers, or applications will be displayed. 3-7 New Utilities This page provides a quick link to GIGABYTE's lately developed utilities for users to install. You can click the Install button ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 61
    ...physical hard drive that has the operating system installed. • As Xpress Recovery2 will save the backup file ...system soon after the operating system and drivers are installed. • The amount of data and hard... drives larger than 2.2 TB are not supported. Installation and Configuration: Turn on your...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 62
    ... size requirements vary, depending on the amount of data) and begin the installation of the operating system. Step 4: After the operating system is installed... the backup file. B. Accessing Xpress Recovery2 1. Boot from the motherboard driver disk to access Xpress Recovery2 for the first time. When...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 63
    D. Using the Restore Function in Xpress Recovery2 Select RESTORE to restore the backup to your hard drive in case the system breaks down. The RESTORE option will not be present if no backup is created before. E. Removing the Backup Step 1: If you wish to remove the backup file, select REMOVE. ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 64
    ... key during the POST to access Q-Flash. Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG Copyright (C) 1984-2011, Award Software, Inc. Z68MA-D2H-B3 E11 ...: BIOS Setup : XpressRecovery2 : Boot Menu : Qflash 03/29/2011-Z68-7A89VG0XC-00 Because ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 65
    ... option allows you to save the current BIOS file. • Q-Flash only supports USB flash drive or hard drives using FAT32/16/12 ... If the BIOS update file is saved to a hard drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to an independent SATA controller, use the key during the POST to access ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 66
    ... defaults. CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2011 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated ... Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Y Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)?Exit Setup Exit ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 67
    ... system that is unable to start. Do not use the G.O.M. (GIGABYTE Online Management) function when using @BIOS. ...Internet Update Function: Click Update BIOS from GIGABYTE Server, select the @BIOS server site ... server site, please manually download the BIOS update file from GIGABYTE's website and ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 68
    ... EasyTune 6 GIGABYTE's EasyTune 6 is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-... you must install a DDR3 1066 MHz memory module(s) (or above) to enable support for Quick ...item is not configurable or the function is not supported. Incorrectly doing overclock/overvoltage may result ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 69
    ...use of Internet resources. Directions for using Q-Share After installing Q-Share from the motherboard driver disk, go to Start>All Programs>GIGABYTE>Q-Share. exe to launch the Q-Share tool. Find the Q-Share icon in the notification ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 70
    ... Smart 6™ GIGABYTE Smart 6™ (Note 1) is designed with user-friendliness in mind, and ...daily use. Instructions: Select the Enable check box below the BIOS QuickBoot or OS QuickBoot ...changes to take effect. Whether SMART QuickBoost is supported depends on the motherboard model. Unique Features ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 71
    ... image System Recovery...Allows you to recover your system from the backup image • Supported operating systems: Windows 7 and Vista. • Smart Recovery 2 only supports NTFS file system. • You need to select the destination partition in Settings the first...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 72
    ... refer to the steps below to use the original Windows installation disk for system recovery. • All of your ... your system using the original Windows installation disk: In case Windows or your hard ... serious errors, use the original Windows installation disk for system recovery. Steps: 1. Restart ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 73
    ... the hard drive or copied to an external storage device (Note 2). Instructions: Select the Enable check box at the bottom of the ...SMART TimeLock allows users to effectively manage computer usage time with simple rules and options. Instructions (Note 3): Click the lock icon on the bottom left corner ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 74
    4-6 Auto Green Auto Green is an easy-to-use tool that provides users with simple options to enable system power savings via a Bluetooth ... Whether the Bluetooth dongle is included depends on the motherboard models. Before installing the Bluetooth dongle, be sure to turn off other Bluetooth receiver ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 75
    ... Peripherals menu to Enabled to enable RAID for the Intel SATA controllers. Step 2: Install the RAID driver and operating system The X.H.D utility supports Windows 7/Vista/XP. Before installing the operating system, you have to load the SATA controller driver first. Without the ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 76
    4-8 Cloud OC Cloud OC (Note 1) is an easy-to-use overclocking utility designed for system ..., and hibernate options. (Note 1) (Note 2) (Note 3) Supported on Windows 7, Vista, and XP. For Windows XP,... mode. Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) support is required. Available functions may differ by ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 77
    ... during Windows XP installation) • An empty formatted floppy disk (needed during Windows XP installation) 5-1-1 Configuring Intel Z68 SATA Controllers A. Installing SATA hard drive(s) in your computer Attach one end of the SATA signal cable to the...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 78
    ... controller mode in BIOS Setup Make sure to configure the SATA controller mode correctly in system BIOS Setup. ...-On Self-Test). To create RAID, set PCH SATA Control Mode under the Integrated Peripherals menu to ... Peripherals eXtreme Hard Drive (XHD) PCH SATA Control Mode SATA Port0-3 Native Mode USB ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 79
    ... RAID array. Skip this step and proceed with the installation of Windows operating system for a non-RAID ... Press + to enter the RAID Configuration Utility. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM ...ROM - 10.1.0.1008 Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. [ MAIN ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 80
    ...select a RAID level (Figure 4). RAID levels supported include RAID 0, RAID 1, Recovery, RAID ... on the number of the hard drives being installed). Press to proceed. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology .... If only two hard drives are installed, they will be automatically assigned to the array. Set ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 81
    ... Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008 Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. [ MAIN MENU ] 1. ... or select 5. Exit in MAIN MENU. Now, you can proceed to create the SATA RAID/AHCI driver diskette and install the SATA RAID/AHCI driver and operating system. - 81 - Appendix
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 82
    Recovery Volume Options Intel Rapid Recover Technology provides data protection by allowing users to easily restore ...RAID Level item and press (Figure 9). Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008 Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. [ CREATE VOLUME ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 83
    ...system. On Request allows users to update data from the master drive to the recovery drive manually using ... also allows users to restore the master drive to a previous state. Intel(R) Rapid Storage ... a sync option: On Request: volume is updated manually Continuous: volume is updated automatically [hi...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 84
    ...>. When prompted to confirm your selection (Figure 12), press to confirm or to abort. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008 Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Name Volume0 Level RAID0(Stripe) [ DELETE ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 85
    ... already include Intel SATA RAID/AHCI driver, you do not need to install ... driver from the motherboard driver disk to a floppy disk. Refer to the methods below. Method A: • For the Intel Z68,..., from the menu in Figure 1, • For the Intel Z68, select 8) Intel Rapid Storage driver for 32bit system ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 86
    Refer to the following for installing the driver during the Windows setup process. Step 1: Restart your system to... F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver." A screen will then ... screen, press to continue the driver installation. After the driver installation, you can proceed ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 87
    ...after you enter the RAID Configuration Utility. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM ... you enter the operating system (look for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology icon in the notification ... automatic rebuild on this stage, you have to manually rebuild the array in the operating system (see ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 88
    ... in the Operating System While in the operating system, make sure the Chipset driver has been installed from the motherboard driver disk. Then launch the Intel Rapid Storage Technology utility from All Programs in the Start menu. Step 1: Go to ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 89
    ... Enable Only Recovery Disk to show the recovery drive in the operating system. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete and exit the RAID Configuration Utility. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008 Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 90
    ...In Front Speaker Out Mic In • To install a microphone, connect your microphone to the Mic in jack and manually configure the jack for ... (The following instructions use Windows 7 as the example operating system.) Step 1: After installing the audio driver, the HD Audio Manager icon will appear in ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 91
    The pictures to the right show the 7.1-channel speaker configurations. 7.1-Channel Speakers: Front Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out Side Speaker Out Step 2: Connect an audio device to an audio jack. The The current connected device is dialog box appears. Select the ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 92
    C. Activating an AC'97 Front Panel Audio Module If your chassis provides an AC'97 front panel audio module, to activate the AC'97 functionality, click the tool icon on the Speaker Configuration tab. On the Connector Settings dialog box, select the Disable front panel jack detection check box. Click...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 93
    5-2-2 Configuring S/PDIF Out The S/PDIF Out jack can transmit audio signals to an external decoder for decoding to get the best audio quality. 1. Connecting a S/PDIF Out Cable: Connect a S/PDIF optical cable to the corresponding S/PDIF out connector as shown below and an external decoder for ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 94
    5-2-3 Configuring Microphone Recording Step 1: After installing the audio driver, the HD Audio Manager icon will appear in the notification area. Double-click the icon to access the HD Audio Manager. Step 2: Connect your microphone to...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 95
    Step 5: After completing the settings above, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Sound Recorder to begin the sound recording. * Enabling Stereo Mix If the HD Audio Manager does not display the recording device you wish to use, refer to the steps below. The ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 96
    ... the Start Recording button . 3. To stop recording audio, click the Stop Recording button . Be sure to save the recorded audio file upon completion. B. Playing the Recorded Sound You can play your recording in a digital media player program that supports your audio file format. Appendix - 96 -
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 97
    ..., click Cancel. Then install the onboard HD audio driver from the motherboard driver disk or download the audio driver from GIGABYTE's website to install. For more details, go to the Support & Downloads\FAQ page on our website and search for "...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 98
    5-3-2 Troubleshooting Procedure If you encounter any troubles during system startup, follow the troubleshooting procedure below to solve the problem. START Turn off the power. Remove all peripherals, connecting cables, and power cord etc. Make sure ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 99
    ... successfully). No The IDE/SATA device, connector, or cable might fail. The problem is verified and solved.... solve your problem, contact the place of purchase or local dealer for help. Or go to the Support & Downloads\Technical Support page to submit your question. Our customer service staff will ...
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    ... TRADING GMBH - Germany WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.de • G.B.T. TECH. CO., LTD. - U.K. WEB address : ... WEB address : http://www.giga-byte.nl • GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY FRANCE - France WEB address : ...giga-byte.es • Greece WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.com.gr • Czech Republic WEB address : ...



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