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
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    Motherboard GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Apr. 15, 2011 Apr. 15, 2011
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    ... the property of GIGABYTE. Changes to the specifications and features in this manual may be made by GIGABYTE without prior notice. No part of ... product information, carefully read the User's Manual. For product-related information, check on our website at: http://www.gigabyte.com Identifying Your ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 4
    Table 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 ... Screen...32 The Main Menu ...33 MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) ...35 Standard CMOS ...
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    ... 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 ...
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    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...
  • 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 SHIFTER HDMI ... 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 SATA2_4 ...
  • 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
    ... 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 ...as 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 ... non-ECC memory modules Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 11
    ... set may vary depending on the devices being connected. Support for SATA RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID ... Whether the CPU/system fan speed control function is supported will depend on the CPU/system cooler you... Mbit flash Use of licensed AWARD BIOS Support for DualBIOS™ PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 12
    ... Operating System Form Factor Š Š Š Support for @BIOS Support for Q-Flash Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue Support...Share Norton Internet Security (OEM version) Support for Microsoft ® Windows 7/Vista/XP Micro ...Form Factor; 24.4cm x 24.4cm * GIGABYTE reserves the right to make any changes ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 13
    ... CPU 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 ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 14
    B. Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU into the motherboard CPU socket. Before installing the CPU, make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the CPU. Step 1: Gently press the CPU socket lever handle down and away from ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 15
    ...pushing down each push pin. Check that the 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, check the back of the motherboard. ...
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    ...: • 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.) • Always turn off the ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 17
    ... power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the memory module. DDR3 and DDR2 DIMMs are... DIMMs on this motherboard. Notch DDR3 DIMM A DDR3 memory module has a notch, so it can only...both ends of the socket will snap into place when the memory module is securely inserted. - 17 - Hardware ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 18
    ... guidelines before you begin to install an expansion card: • Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. Carefully read the manual that came with your expansion card. • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 19
    ... Enable CrossFireX Function After installing the graphics card driver in the operating system, go to the Catalyst Control Center. Browse to the CrossFireX ... SLI Function After installing the graphics card driver in the operating system, go to the NVIDIA Control Panel. Browse to the Set SLI and Physx ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 20
    ...-D port conforms to the DVI-D specification and supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200 (the actual resolutions... depend on the monitor being used). Connect a monitor that supports DVI-D connection to this port. HDMI Port... Start>Control Panel>Hardware and Sound>Sound>Playback, set Intel(R) Display...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 21
    ... RJ-45 LAN Port This connector provides digital audio out to an external audio system that supports digital optical audio. Before using this ... 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 in ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 22
    1-8 Internal Connectors 1 3 4 2 13 5 6 7 9 10 11 14 8 12 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) ATX_12V ATX CPU_FAN SYS_FAN BAT SATA3_0/1 SATA2_2/3/4/5 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) F_PANEL F_AUDIO SPDIF_O F_USB1/2/3/4 COM TPM CLR_CMOS Read the following guidelines before connecting external devices: • First ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 23
    1/2) ATX_12V/ATX (2x2 12V Power Connector and 2x12 Main Power Connector) With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, first make sure the power supply is turned off and all ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 24
    ... to connect it 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 CPU fan with fan speed control design. For optimum heat dissipation, it is recommended that a system fan be ...
  • 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
    ... Audio Header) The front panel audio header supports Intel High Definition audio (HD) and AC'97 audio. You may connect...(S/PDIF Out Header) DIP 1 2 3 ThisPCIe power supports(SATA)(X58A-OC) Out and connects...PDIF digital audio cable, carefully read the manual for your expansion card. Pin No....
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 28
    ...+ USB DY+ GND GND No Pin NC UG T 9 10 1 2 When the system is in S4/S5 mode, only the USB ports routed to the F_USB1 header can support the ON/OFF Charge function. • Do not plug the IEEE 1394 bracket (2x5-pin) cable into the USB header. • Prior to installing the USB bracket, be sure to turn ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 29
    ... Module) to this header. Pin No. 20 19 PCIe power connector (SATA)(X58A-OC) DIP 1 2 3 Definition LCLK GND LFRAME No Pin LRESET NC LAD3 ..., go to BIOS Setup to load factory defaults (select Load Optimized Defaults) or manually configure the BIOS settings (refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," for BIOS ...
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    Hardware Installation - 30 -
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    ...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
    ... the profile you wish to load, then press to complete.  MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)  Standard CMOS Features Use this menu to...adapter. Use this menu to configure all peripheral devices, such as SATA, USB, integrated audio, and integrated LAN, etc. Use this menu to configure...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 35
    ...General Help F7: 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, or memory and reduce the useful ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 36
    .../DMI/PEG Clock Control x BCLK/DMI/PEG Frequency (0.1MHz) Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) ... present only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. (Note 2) This item is present ... if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique features, ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 37
    ... multi-threading technology when using an Intel CPU that supports this function. This feature only works ... systems that support multi-processor mode. (Default: Enabled) Enables or disables Intel CPU ... you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique features,...
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    .... Note: If your system fails to boot after overclocking, please wait for 20 seconds to ... only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique features, please ... is present only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. BIOS Setup - 38 -
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 39
    ...MHz to 3000 MHz. (Default: Auto)  Advanced Memory Settings CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright ...set to Disabled, this item will display as 1.5V. When Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) is set to Profile1 or Profile2, this item ... 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
    ...Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults Isochronous Support Virtualization Technology (Note) Determines whether to enable specific... present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique features, please visit Intel's website. - 42 - BIOS ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 43
    ... the POST for faster system startup. • Manual A llows you to manually enter the specifications of the hard ... Extended IDE Drive Configure your SATA devices by using one of the two methods .... If you wish to enter the parameters manually, refer to the information on the hard drive. Capacity ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 44
    ... precompensation cylinder. Landing zone. Number of sectors. Memory Allows you to determine whether the system ... are read-only and are determined by the BIOS POST. Base Memory Also called conventional ..., 640 KB will be reserved for the MS-DOS operating system. Extended Memory The amount of extended ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 45
    ... the operating system to a hard drive larger than 2.2 TB. Make sure the operating system to be installed supports booting from a GPT partition, such as Windows 7 64bit ... only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique features, please ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 46
    ... NT4.0. (Default: Disabled) Enables or disables Intel Execute Disable Bit function. This function...: 0) Allows you to determine whether to display the GIGABYTE Logo at system startup. Disabled displays... you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique features...
  • 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 Chaper...mode if you wish to install operating systems that support Native mode. (Default) PCH SATA Control Mode (Intel Z68 Chipset) SATA Port0-3 Native ...
  • 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...Is Functioning Normally...If no cable problem is detected on the LAN cable connected to a Gigabit hub or... 10/100/1000 Mbps in Windows mode or when the LAN Boot ROM is activated. BIOS Setup -...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 49
    ... attached LAN cable. Onboard LAN Boot ROM Onboard USB 3.0 Controller (Etron EJ168 USB Controller) Onboard Serial Port 1 Allows you to decide whether to activate the boot ROM integrated with the onboard LAN chip. (Default: Disabled) Enables or disables the Etron EJ168 USB controller. (...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 50
    ...Keyboard x KB Power ON Password AC Back Function ErP Support Enter: Select higf: Move F5: Previous Values ... to be awakened from an ACPI sleep state by a wake-up signal from a modem that supports wake-up function. (Default: Enabled) (Note) Supported on Windows 7/Vista operating system only. - 50 -...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 51
    ... is set to Enabled, the following four functions will become unavailable: PME event wake up, power on by mouse, power on by keyboard, and wake on LAN. (Note) Supported on Windows 7/Vista operating system only. - 51 BIOS Setup
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 52
    ... CPU FAN Fail Warning SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning CPU Smart FAN Control x Slope PWM CPU Smart FAN Mode Enter: Select higf: Move F5... chassis intrusion status and the Case Opened field will show "No" at next boot. (Default: Disabled) Displays the detection status of the chassis intrusion detection device ...
  • 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 ...
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    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 ...you must enter the supervisor password (or user password) at system startup to continue system boot. In BIOS Setup, you ...
  • 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
    ... the recommended drivers. Or click Install Single Items to manually select the drivers you wish to install. • Please ignore the popup... Install" installs all of the drivers, a dialog box will appear asking whether to install new GIGABYTE utilities. Click Yes to automatically install the utilities. ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 58
    ...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 - 58 -
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    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
    3-6 Download Center To update the BIOS, drivers, or applications, 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 ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 61
    ... and back up your system data and perform restoration of it. Supporting NTFS, FAT32, and FAT16 file systems, Xpress Recovery2 ... not supported. • Hard drives larger than 2.2 TB are not supported. Installation and Configuration: Turn on your system to boot from the Windows Vista setup disk. ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 62
    ...unallocated space, Xpress Recovery2 cannot save the backup file. B. Accessing Xpress Recovery2 1. Boot from the motherboard driver disk to access Xpress Recovery2 for the first time. When you see the following message: Press any key to startup Xpress ...
  • 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 BIOS...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 65
    ... allows you to save the current BIOS file. • Q-Flash only supports USB flash drive or hard drives using FAT32/16/12 ... drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to an independent SATA controller, use the key during the POST to access Q-Flash. 2. Select HDD 1-0 and press . Q-...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 66
    ... exit Q-Flash and reboot the system. As the system boots, you should see the new BIOS version ... Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2011 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced... Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Y Load Optimized Defaults ...
  • 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
    4-3 EasyTune 6 GIGABYTE's EasyTune 6 is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-...item is not configurable or the function is not supported. Incorrectly doing overclock/overvoltage may result ...and memory and reduce the useful life of these components. Before you do the overclock/...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 69
    ... full 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
    4-5 Smart 6™ GIGABYTE Smart 6™ (Note 1) is designed with user-friendliness in mind, and offers a combination of 6 ... save the settings. SMART QuickBoost SMART QuickBoost features quick and effortless CPU overclocking for novice and experienced users alike; users simply click on one of the three...
  • 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
    ...restart to the Windows recovery environment. Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your system. • For Windows Vista... and important dates, and remind users of the dates. It also stores the recorded data... in case the system/hard drive fails. Instructions: Enter the Smart 6™ password to launch...
  • 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 cell... function The Bluetooth dongle included in the motherboard package(Note 2) allows you to wake up the system from Suspend to RAM mode without the need to press...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 75
    ... SATA controllers. Step 2: Install the RAID driver and operating system The X.H.D utility supports .... 3. (Note 1) The X.H.D utility only supports the SATA controllers integrated in the Intel Chipset. (Note 2) It is recommended ... or lost of data. (Note 3) If you manually build a non-RAID 0 array, you...
  • 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 overclocking via virtually any Internet-connected device, such as a smart phone, iPhone, ..., and hibernate options. (Note 1) (Note 2) (Note 3) Supported on Windows 7, Vista, and XP. For Windows XP,...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 77
    ... steps below: Install SATA hard drive(s) in your computer. Configure SATA controller mode in BIOS Setup. Configure a RAID array in ... 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 ...
  • 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
    ... system for a non-RAID configuration. Step 1: After the POST memory test begins and before the operating system boot begins, look for a ..." (Figure 2). Press + to enter the RAID Configuration Utility. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008 ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 80
    ..., select a RAID level (Figure 4). RAID levels supported include RAID 0, RAID 1, Recovery, RAID 10,... hard drives being installed). Press to proceed. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - ... selected the stripe block size, press . Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM -...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 81
    ... to confirm whether to create this volume, press to confirm or to cancel (Figure 6). Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008 Copyright... 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 ...
  • 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
    ... drive when both hard drives are installed in the system. On Request allows users to update data from the master drive to the recovery drive manually using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology utility in the operating system. On Request also allows ...
  • 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
    ... and Vista already include Intel SATA RAID/AHCI driver, you do not ...driver from the motherboard driver disk to a floppy disk. Refer to the methods below. Method A: • For the Intel Z68,...example, 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
    ... the floppy disk containing the SATA RAID/AHCI driver and press . Then a controller menu similar to that in Figure 2 will appear....Controller Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 87
    ... screen appears after you enter the RAID Configuration Utility. Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008 ...you do not enable automatic rebuild on this stage, you have to manually rebuild the array in the operating system (see the next page for more details). Intel(R) Rapid Storage ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 | Manual - Page 88
    ...Performing the Rebuild 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
    ... capability that allows the user to change the function for each jack through the audio driver. Line ...audio (only supported when using an HD front panel audio module), refer to instructions on page... instructions use Windows 7 as the example operating system.) Step 1: After installing the audio driver...
  • 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 the Mic in jack (pink) on the back panel or the Mic in jack (...
  • 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
    ... the onboard HD audio driver successfully? (For Windows XP only) A: Step 1: First, make sure Service Pack 1 ... 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 ...
  • 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
    ...If the procedure above is unable to 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 reply you as soon as possible....
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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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