Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 Manual

Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 Manual

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  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 1
    GA-Z68P-DS3 User's Manual Rev. 1001 12ME-Z68PDS3-1001R
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    Motherboard GA-Z68P-DS3 Motherboard GA-Z68P-DS3 May 31, 2011 May 31, 2011
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    ... product-related information, check on our website at: http://www.gigabyte.com Identifying Your Motherboard Revision The revision number on your ... of the motherboard is 1.0. Check your motherboard revision before updating motherboard BIOS, drivers, or when looking for technical information. Example:...
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    Table of Contents Box Contents ...6 Optional Items ...6 GA-Z68P-DS3 Motherboard Layout...7 GA-Z68P-DS3 Motherboard Block Diagram ...8 Chapter 1 Hardware Installation ...9 1-1 1-2 1-3 Installation Precautions ...33 Standard CMOS Features ...41 Advanced BIOS Features ...43 Integrated Peripherals ...45 ...
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    ......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 ... Sound Recorder ...96 Frequently Asked Questions ...97 Troubleshooting Procedure ...98 5-1-1 5-1-2 5-2 Configuring Audio Input and ...
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    Box Contents GA-Z68P-DS3 motherboard Motherboard driver disk User's Manual Quick Installation Guide Four SATA cables I/O Shield • The box contents above are for reference only and the actual items shall depend on the product package you obtain. The box contents are subject to ...
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    GA-Z68P-DS3 Motherboard Layout KB_MS_USB ATX_12V CPU_FAN COMA LGA1155 LPT OPTICAL HDMI R_USB ATX USB_LAN SPDIF_O AUDIO GA-Z68P-DS3 SYS_FAN1 mSATA DDR3_4 DDR3_2 DDR3_3 DDR3_1 M_BIOS B_BIOS F_AUDIO Realtek RTL8111E PCIEX16 PCIEX1_1 CODEC Intel® Z68 BAT PCIEX4 PCIe to PCI Bridge SATA3_1 ...
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    GA-Z68P-DS3 Motherboard Block Diagram 1 PCI Express x16 PCIe CLK (100 MHz) CPU CLK+/- (100 MHz) LGA1155 CPU DDR3 2133/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz Dual Channel Memory PCI Express Bus x16 DMI 2.0 FDI 1 PCI Express x4 2 PCI Express x1 HDMI Dual BIOS 2 SATA 6Gb/s PCI Express Bus x4 x1 x1 x1 PCIe ...
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    ... the power cord from the power outlet before installing or removing the motherboard or other hardware components. • When connecting hardware components to ...) wrist strap when handling electronic components such as a motherboard, CPU or memory. If you do not have an ESD wrist strap, keep your hands ...
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    .../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 ...
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    ... * 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 BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b ...
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    ...Support for EasyTune * Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model. Bundled Software Support for Smart 6™ Support for Auto Green... for Microsoft ® Windows 7/Vista/XP ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 21.5cm * GIGABYTE reserves the right to make any changes to the product ...
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    ... and 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 ...
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    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 the...
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    ...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. If the push pin is inserted as the picture above shows, ...
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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 ...
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    ... to prevent damage to the memory module. DDR3 and DDR2 DIMMs are not compatible to each other or DDR DIMMs. Be sure to install DDR3 DIMMs on this motherboard. Notch DDR3 DIMM A DDR3 memory module has a notch, so it can only fit in one ...
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    ... card: • Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. Carefully read the manual that came with your expansion...cover(s). 6. Turn on your computer. If necessary, go to BIOS Setup to make any required BIOS changes for your expansion card(s). 7. Install the driver provided with the expansion ...
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    ...Panel Connectors USB 2.0/1.1 Port The USB port supports the USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Use this port for USB.... The HDMI port is HDCP compliant and supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD... resolution is 1920x1200, but the actual resolutions supported are dependent on the monitor being used. After installing...
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    ... 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 ... cable from your device and then remove it from the motherboard. • When removing the cable, pull it straight out from ...
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    ... Connectors 1 3 4 11 10 6 2 6 7 14 8 5 13 4 15 12 9 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) ATX_12V ATX CPU_FAN SYS_FAN1/2 PWR_FAN mSATA SATA3_0/1 SATA2_2/3/4/5 9) 10) 11) 12)... on the computer, make sure the device cable has been securely attached to the connector on the motherboard. - 21 Hardware Installation
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    ... supply enough stable power to all the components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, first ...Definition GND GND +12V +12V ATX: 12 24 1 ATX 13 Pin No....12V 22 +12V (Only for 2x12-pin ATX) 23 3.3V (Only for 2x12-pin ...5V +5V +5V +5V (Only for 2x12-pin ATX) GND (Only for 2x12-pin ...
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    ... CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN1/SYS_FAN2/PWR_FAN (Fan Headers) The motherboard has a 4-pin CPU fan header (...orientation (the black connector wire is the ground wire). The motherboard supports CPU fan speed control,...-state drive. When the mSATASwitcher (X58A-OC) BIOS connector is installed with a solid-state drive,...
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    .../s standard and are compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s standard. Each SATA connector supports a single ...to SATA 3Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s standard. Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. The Intel Z68 Chipset supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10....
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    ... is detected at system startup. If 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 ...
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    ... of the module connector match the pin assignments of the motherboard header. Incorrect connection between the module ... cards) for digital audio output from your motherboard to certain expansion cards like graphics ... cable for digital audio output from your motherboard to your graphics card if you ...
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    ... the jumper cap from the jumper. Failure to do so may cause damage to the motherboard. • After system restart, 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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    14) BAT (Battery) The battery provides power to keep the values (such as BIOS configurations, date, and time information) in the CMOS when the computer is turned off. Replace the battery when the battery voltage drops to a low level, or the CMOS values may not be accurate or may be lost. You may ...
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    Chapter 2 BIOS Setup BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) records hardware ... on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS to keep the configuration values in the CMOS. To access the BIOS... Setup program. To upgrade the BIOS, use either the GIGABYTE Q-Flash or @BIOS utility. • Q-Flash...
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    ... LOGO Screen (Default) Function Keys B. The POST Screen Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG Copyright (C) 1984-2011, Award Software, Inc. Z68P-DS3 F1b ...: BIOS Setup : XpressRecovery2 : Boot Menu : Qflash 05/16/2011-Z68-...
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    ...Enter> to accept or enter a sub-menu. (Sample BIOS Version: F1b) CMOS Setup Utility-... Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management ... item to set your system to its defaults. • The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference ...
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    ..., frequency and voltages of your CPU, memory, etc. Use this menu to configure the system ... all the power-saving functions.  Advanced BIOS Features  Integrated Peripherals  Power Management ... in effect. Pressing to the confirmation message will exit BIOS Setup. (Pressing can also ...
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    ...Enter] Item Help Menu Level  BIOS Version BCLK CPU Frequency Memory Frequency Total Memory Size...] Item Help Menu Level  BIOS Version BCLK CPU Frequency Memory Frequency Total Memory ... This section provides information on the BIOS version, CPU base clock, CPU frequency, memory frequency, total...
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    ... Status This screen provides information on CPU/memory frequencies/parameters.  Advanced Frequency Settings ... Control x BCLK/DMI/PEG Frequency (0.1MHz) Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) (Note 1) System ... only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. (Note 2) This item is present...
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    ... voltage to operate at default value. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto) ... Disabled if you want to manually configure CPU Turbo ratios in BIOS setup. (Default:... to decrease power consumption. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto)...
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    ...: Disabled) BCLK/DMI/PEG Frequency(0.1MHz) Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) (Note 2) Allows the BIOS when enabled. Disabled Profile1 Profile2 (Note 2) ..., please visit Intel's website. (Note 2) This item is present only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. BIOS Setup - 36 -
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    ... Profile (X.M.P.) is 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 will display the value ...Profile VTT Voltage (Note) This item is present only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. - 37 BIOS Setup
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    ... access different channels of the memory to increase memory performance and stability. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting. (Default: Auto) Enables or disables memory rank interleaving. ... (default), 1~16. Options are: Auto (default), 1~31. - 38 - tWTR tWR tWTP BIOS Setup
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    ... CPU voltage more constant under light and heavy CPU load. Disabled sets the CPU voltage following Intel specifications. (Default: Auto) Note: Enabling Load-Line Calibration may result in damage to your CPU or reduce the useful life of the CPU. System Agent Voltage Graphics DVID - 39 - BIOS Setup
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    ...Enabled] Item Help Menu Level  Isochronous Support Virtualization Technology (Note) Enter: Select ...General Help F7: Optimized Defaults Isochronous Support Virtualization Technology (Note) Determines whether... about Intel CPUs' unique features, please visit Intel's website. - 40 - BIOS Setup...
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    ...IDE Channel 3 Master Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory Total Memory Enter: Select higf: Move...using one of the three methods below: • Auto Lets the BIOS automatically detect SATA devices during the ... one of the two methods below: • Auto Lets the BIOS automatically detect SATA devices during the ...
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    ... 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 ... of extended memory. Total Memory The total amount of memory installed on the system. BIOS Setup ...
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    ... and Windows Server 2003 64-bit. Auto lets the BIOS automatically configure this setting depending on the hard drive you install.... System A password is required for booting the system and for entering the BIOS Setup program. This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. ...
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    ...) Allows you to set a delay time for the BIOS to initialize the hard drive as the system boots ...: 0) Allows you to determine whether to display the GIGABYTE Logo at system startup. Disabled displays ... buffer size is the total amount of system memory allocated solely for the onboard graphics controller...
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    ... below will be set to RAID(XHD) automatically. For details on using the GIGABYTE X.H.D utility, refer to Chaper 4, "eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D)." (Default:... if you wish to install operating systems that support Native mode. (Default) - 45 BIOS Setup PCH SATA Control Mode (Intel Z68 Chipset) OROM UI ...
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    ...Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults This motherboard incorporates cable diagnostic feature designed to ...Is Attached...If no LAN cable is attached to the motherboard, the Status fields of all four pairs of.../100/1000 Mbps in Windows mode or when the LAN Boot ROM is activated. BIOS Setup - 46 -...
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    When a Cable Problem Occurs...If a cable problem occurs on a specified pair of wires, the Status field will show Short and then length shown will be the approximate ... Port) (default), EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port), ECP (Extended Capabilities Port), ECP+EPP. Parallel Port Mode - 47 - BIOS Setup
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    ...Keyboard x KB Power ON Password AC Back Function ErP Support Enter: Select higf: Move F5: Previous Values +/-/...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. - 48 - BIOS Setup
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    ... The system is turned on upon the return of the AC power. Memory The system returns to its last known awake state upon the return of the AC power. ErP Support Determines whether to let the system consume less ... wake on LAN. (Note) Supported on Windows 7/Vista operating system only. - 49 BIOS Setup
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    ...) Displays the detection status of the chassis intrusion detection device attached to the motherboard CI header. If the system chassis cover is removed, this ...CMOS, and then restart your system. Displays the current system voltages. BIOS Setup - 50 - Case Opened Current Voltage(V) Vcore/DDR15V/+12V...
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    ...for CPU temperature. When CPU temperature exceeds the threshold, BIOS will emit warning sound. Options are: Disabled (... Smart FAN Control is enabled. Auto Lets the BIOS automatically detect the type of CPU fan installed ... selecting PWM mode may not effectively reduce the fan speed. - 51 - BIOS Setup
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    ... defaults, which are the safest and most stable BIOS settings for the motherboard. 2-10 Load Optimized Defaults CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2011 Award... MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PC...
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    ...Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management ... password) at system startup and when entering BIOS Setup. User Password When the Password Check ...) at system startup to continue system boot. In BIOS Setup, you must enter the supervisor...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 54
    ...key. This saves the changes to the CMOS and exits the BIOS Setup program. Press or to return ... Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management...> on this item and press the key. This exits the BIOS Setup without saving the changes made...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 55
    ... the operating system. • After installing the operating system, insert the motherboard driver disk into your optical drive. The ...Xpress 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. ...
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    ...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 - 56 -
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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. - 57 - Drivers Installation
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    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-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 59
    ... to back up your system soon after the operating system and drivers are installed. • The amount of data and hard drive access speed may ... back up a hard drive than to restore it. System Requirements: • At least 512 MB of system memory • VESA compatible graphics card • Windows XP with SP1 or ...
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    ... note that if there is no enough 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...
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    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. ...
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    ...> key during the POST to access Q-Flash. Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG Copyright (C) 1984-2011, Award Software, Inc. Z68P-DS3 F1b ...: BIOS Setup : XpressRecovery2 : Boot Menu : Qflash 05/16/2011-Z68-7A89WG0EC-00 Because BIOS ...
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    ... allows you to save the current BIOS file. • Q-Flash only supports USB flash drive or ...and press . Make sure the BIOS update file matches your motherboard model. Step 2: ... flash drive or hard drive when the system is updating the BIOS. Step 3: When the update process is complete, press any...
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    ...Step 5: During the POST, press to enter BIOS Setup. Select Load Optimized Defaults ...Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management ... to save settings to CMOS and exit BIOS Setup. The procedure is complete after the system ...
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    ...(GIGABYTE Online Management) function when using @BIOS. GIGABYTE product warranty does not cover ... Update Function: Click Update BIOS from GIGABYTE Server, select the @BIOS server site closest ...site, please manually download the BIOS update file from GIGABYTE's website and follow the instructions ...
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    ... EasyTune 6 GIGABYTE's EasyTune 6 is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-... information on the installed CPU and motherboard. Function The Memory tab provides information on the installed ... must install a DDR3 1066 MHz memory module(s) (or above) to enable support for Quick...
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    ...network, making 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 ...
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    ... Smart 6™ GIGABYTE Smart 6™ (Note 1) is designed with user-friendliness in mind, and ... efficiency for daily use. Instructions: Select the Enable check box below the BIOS QuickBoot or OS ...take effect. Whether SMART QuickBoost is supported depends on the motherboard model. Unique Features - 68 ...
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    ... 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...
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    ...restart to the Windows recovery environment. Follow the on-screen instructions to restore your system. • For Windows Vista... the recorded data in the main and backup BIOS simultaneously, which can prevent loss... in case the system/hard drive fails. Instructions: Enter the Smart 6™ password to launch...
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    ... drive or copied to an external storage device (Note 2). Instructions: Select the Enable check box at the bottom ...usage time with simple rules and options. Instructions (Note 3): Click the lock icon on the bottom ... can set the User Password in the system BIOS Setup program to prevent the system time ...
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    ...cell phone key, make sure your motherboard has a Bluetooth receiver and you... Disables this function The Bluetooth dongle included in the motherboard package(Note 2) allows you to wake... 2) Whether the Bluetooth dongle is included depends on the motherboard models. Before installing the Bluetooth dongle...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 73
    ... and Operating System." ) Step 3: Install the motherboard drivers and the X.H.D utiltiy After installing the operating system, insert the motherboard driver disk. You can click the Xpress Install All button to automatically install all motherboard drivers, including the X.H.D utility. Or you can go ...
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    ...full range of tweaking options that include CPU, memory, graphics, and PCIe frequencies and ...and hibernate options. (Note 1) (Note 2) (Note 3) Supported on Windows 7, Vista, and XP. For Windows ...Personal Area Network) support is required. Available functions may differ by motherboard model. Unique ...
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    4-9 TouchBIOS TouchBIOS allows you to configure your BIOS settings in Windows environment with a click of your mouse and ..., memory speed, Vcore and memory voltages. Allows you to configure Advanced BIOS Features. Enables QuickBoost utility. Provides quick and effortless CPU overclocking for novice...
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    Unique Features - 76 -
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    ... RAID array in RAID BIOS. (Note 1) Install the SATA RAID/AHCI driver (Note 2) and operating... drive. • Windows 7/Vista/XP setup disk. • Motherboard driver disk. • A USB floppy disk drive... other end to available SATA port (Note 3)on the motherboard. Then connect the power connector from your power...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 78
    ...Save changes and exit BIOS Setup. The BIOS Setup menus described in this section may differ from the exact settings for your motherboard. The actual BIOS Setup menu options you will see shall depend on the motherboard you have and the BIOS version. Appendix - 78 -
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    C. Configuring a RAID array in RAID BIOS Enter the RAID BIOS setup utility to configure a RAID array. Skip this step and ...installation of Windows operating system for a non-RAID configuration. Step 1: After the POST memory test begins and before the operating system boot begins, look for a message...
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    ... with 1~16 letters (letters cannot be special characters) under the Name item and press . Then, select a RAID level (Figure 4). RAID levels supported include RAID 0, RAID 1, Recovery, RAID 10, and RAID 5 (the selections available depend on the number of the hard drives being installed). Press...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 81
    ...(Vol ID) Member Disk(0) Member Disk(0) [ENTER]-Select Menu Figure 7 To exit the RAID BIOS utility, press or select 6. 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 -...
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    Recovery Volume Options Intel Rapid Recover Technology provides data protection by allowing users to easily restore data and system operation using a designated recovery drive. With the Rapid Recovery Technology, which employs RAID 1 functionality, users can copy the data from the master drive to ...
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    ... Create Volume [ HELP ] Select a sync option: On Request: volume is updated manually Continuous: volume is updated automatically [hi]-Change [TAB]-Next [ESC]-... on the Create Volume item to begin creating the Recovery Volume and follow the onscreen instructions to complete. - 83 - Appendix
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    .... In case you are unable to run the Intel IRST utility due to an application error or operating system issue, you will need to remove acceleration or manually enable synchronization (Maximized mode only) using this option in the RAID ROM utility. Steps: Select Acceleration Options in MAIN MENU and ...
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    ... the SATA RAID/AHCI Driver and Operating System With the correct BIOS settings, you ... from the motherboard driver disk using "Xpress Install" to ensure system performance and compatibility.... from the motherboard driver disk to a floppy disk. Refer to the methods below. Method A: • For the Intel Z68...
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    Refer to the following for installing the driver during the Windows setup process. Step 1: Restart your system... need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver." A screen will then appear asking you to... floppy disk containing the SATA RAID/AHCI driver and press . Then a controller ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 87
    ... notification area, which will show that a RAID volume is being rebuilt). If 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 Technology - Option ROM - 10.5.0.1034 Copyright...
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    • 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 ...
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    .... On the RECOVERY VOLUMES OPTIONS menu, select 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 - 10.5.0.1034 Copyright(C) 2003-11 Intel ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 90
    ... and Output 5-2-1 Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio The motherboard provides three audio jacks on the back ... the function for each jack through the audio driver. Line In Front Speaker Out Mic ... instructions use Windows 7 as the example operating system.) Step 1: After installing the audio driver...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | 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-Z68P-DS3 | 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-Z68P-DS3 | 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-Z68P-DS3 | 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-Z68P-DS3 | 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-Z68P-DS3 | 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-Z68P-DS3 | 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-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 98
    ... Procedure If you encounter any troubles during system startup, follow the troubleshooting procedure below to solve the problem. START Turn ... on the CPU. Connect the CPU cooler power cable to the motherboard. The problem is verified and solved. No Correctly insert the memory into the memory socket....
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 99
    ...changes and exit BIOS Setup. No The keyboard or keyboard connector might fail. The problem is verified and ... 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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