Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 Manual

Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 Manual

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    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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    ...the property of GIGABYTE. Changes to the specifications and features in this manual may be made by GIGABYTE without prior notice. No part of...information, carefully read the User's Manual. For product-related information, check on our website at: http://www.gigabyte.com Identifying Your Motherboard ...
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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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    ... Drivers ...55 Application Software...56 Technical Manuals ...56 Contact...57 System ...57 ... SATA Hard Drive(s) ...77 Configuring Intel Z68 SATA Controllers ...77 Installing the SATA ... ...96 Frequently Asked Questions ...97 Troubleshooting Procedure ...98 5-1-1 5-1-2 5-2 Configuring Audio Input ...
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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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    ... Pentium® processors/Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA1155 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) L3 cache varies with CPU Intel... non-ECC memory modules Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest...
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    ... 6 ports available through the internal USB headers) 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors 1 x mSATA connector 1 x... 2 x 32 Mbit flash Use of licensed AWARD BIOS Support for DualBIOS™ PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM ...
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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 direction...
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    ... 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. ...the chassis cover(s). 6. Turn on your computer. If necessary, go to BIOS Setup to make any required BIOS changes ...
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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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    ...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 in Chapter 5, ... remove the cable from your device and then remove it from the motherboard. • When removing the cable, pull it straight out from the connector....
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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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    3/4/5) CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN1/SYS_FAN2/PWR_FAN (Fan Headers) The motherboard has a 4-pin CPU fan header (CPU_FAN), a ...When connecting a fan cable, be sure to connect it in the correct orientation (the black connector wire is the ground wire). The motherboard supports CPU fan speed control, which requires ...
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    ..., Controlled by Intel Z68 Chipset) The SATA connectors conform to SATA 6Gb/s standard and are compatible ... Controlled by Intel Z68 Chipset) The SATA connectors conform to SATA 3Gb/s standard and are compatible ... supports a single SATA device. The Intel Z68 Chipset supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and ...
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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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    ... of the system in the CMOS on the motherboard. Its major functions include conducting the Power-On Self-Test (POST) ... Setup program. To upgrade the BIOS, use either the GIGABYTE Q-Flash or @BIOS utility. • Q-Flash ...." • Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems ...
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    ...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-Z68-7A89WG0EC-00 Motherboard Model BIOS Version Function Keys Function Keys:
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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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    ... all the power-saving functions.  Advanced BIOS Features  Integrated Peripherals  Power Management ... you to restrict access to the system and BIOS Setup. A supervisor password allows you to... in effect. Pressing to the confirmation message will exit BIOS Setup. (Pressing can also ...
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    ... Level  BIOS Version BCLK CPU Frequency Memory Frequency Total Memory Size CPU Temperature Vcore DRAM Voltage Enter: Select higf: Move F5: Previous Values F1b 99..., CPU base clock, CPU frequency, memory frequency, total memory size , CPU temperature, Vcore, and memory voltage. - 33 - BIOS Setup
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    ...CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Note 2) C3/C6 State Support (Note 2) CPU Thermal Monitor (Note 2) CPU... is present only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. (Note 2) This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique ...
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    ... will become unavailable. Set this item to Disabled if you want to manually configure CPU Turbo ratios in BIOS setup. (Default: Disabled) ... to enable multi-threading technology when using an Intel CPU that supports this function. This feature only works for operating systems that ...
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    ... Memory Profile (X.M.P.) (Note 2) Allows the BIOS when enabled. Disabled Profile1 Profile2 (Note 2) Allows you to manually set the CPU base clock and DMI/PCIe bus ...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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    ...Normal Current CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto] Dynamic Vcore(DVID) +0.000V [Auto] QPI/Vtt Voltage 1....-Safe Defaults >>> CPU Load-Line Calibration Dynamic Vcore(DVID) QPI/Vtt Voltage The default is Auto.... 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... Help F7: Optimized Defaults Isochronous Support Virtualization Technology (Note) Determines whether... only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs...
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    ... the POST for faster system startup. • Manual A llows you to manually enter the specifications of the hard .... If you wish to enter the parameters manually, refer to the information on the hard drive. Capacity ... hard drive. Cylinder Number of cylinders. Head Number of heads. - 41 BIOS Setup
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    ...an error during the POST. All Errors Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system boot ... fields are read-only and are determined by the BIOS POST. Base Memory Also called conventional ... amount of extended memory. Total Memory The total amount of memory installed on the system. BIOS Setup -...
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    ... than 2.2 TB. Make sure the operating system to be installed supports booting from a GPT partition, such as Windows 7 64bit and ... and for entering the BIOS Setup program. This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique features,...
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    ... malicious buffer overflow attacks when working with its supporting software and system. (Default: Enabled...: 0) Allows you to determine whether to display the GIGABYTE Logo at system startup. Disabled displays... only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs...
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    ... set to RAID(XHD) automatically. For details on using the GIGABYTE X.H.D utility, refer to Chaper 4, "eXtreme Hard ... RAID for the SATA controllers integrated in the Intel Z68 Chipset or configures the SATA controllers to AHCI ...mode. (Default) - 45 BIOS Setup PCH SATA Control Mode (Intel Z68 Chipset)...
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    ... F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults This motherboard incorporates cable diagnostic feature designed ...Attached...If no LAN cable is attached to the motherboard, the Status fields of all four pairs ... Is Functioning Normally...If no cable problem is detected on the LAN cable connected to a Gigabit ...
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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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    ... PCI or PCIe device. Note: To use this function, you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the +5VSB...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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    ... wake-up event. Note: To use this function, you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the +... PS/2 keyboard wake-up event. Note: you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the +... keyboard, and wake on LAN. (Note) Supported on Windows 7/Vista operating system only. - 49 BIOS Setup
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    ... Status Reset Case Open Status Case Opened Vcore DDR15V +12V Vcc3 Vtt Current System ... status of the chassis intrusion detection device attached to the motherboard CI header. If the system chassis cover ...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 (default... Allows the CPU fan to run at slow speeds. Manual Allows you to control the CPU fan speed ... only when CPU Smart FAN Control is set to Manual. Options are: 0.75 PWM value /oC ~ ...
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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...
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    ...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...
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    ...system. • After installing the operating system, insert the motherboard driver disk into your optical ... will appear asking whether to install new GIGABYTE utilities. Click Yes to automatically install .... Or click No if you want to manually select the utilities to install on the Application Software ...
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    .... 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 - 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
    ... your system data and perform restoration of it. Supporting NTFS, FAT32, and FAT16 file systems... Requirements: • At least 512 MB of system memory • VESA compatible graphics card • Windows XP with...Hard drives larger than 2.2 TB are not supported. Installation and Configuration: Turn on your ...
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    ... top). Please 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 following message: Press any key to startup Xpress ...
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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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    4-2 BIOS Update Utilities GIGABYTE motherboards provide two unique BIOS update tools, Q-Flash™ and @BIOS™. GIGABYTE Q-Flash ...BIOS v6.00PG Copyright (C) 1984-2011, Award Software, Inc. Z68P-DS3 F1b ...: BIOS Setup : XpressRecovery2 : Boot Menu : Qflash 05/16/2011-Z68-7A89WG0EC...
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    ... BIOS to Drive option allows you to save the current BIOS file. • Q-Flash only supports USB flash drive or hard drives using FAT32/16/12 file system....BIOS update file and press . Make sure the BIOS update file matches your motherboard model. Step 2: The process of ...
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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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    4-3 EasyTune 6 GIGABYTE's EasyTune 6 is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system..., you must install a DDR3 1066 MHz memory module(s) (or above) to enable support for Quick Boost. Available functions in EasyTune 6 may differ by motherboard model. Grayed-out ...
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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...
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    ...to the Application Software screen to individually install the X.H.D utility later. B. Using GIGABYTE eXtreme Hard Drive (X.H.D) Instructions: (Note 2) Before launching X.H.D, make ... hardware damage or lost of data. (Note 3) If you manually build a non-RAID 0 array, you'll not...
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    ... off, suspend, and hibernate options. (Note 1) (Note 2) (Note 3) Supported on Windows 7, Vista, and XP. For Windows XP, be sure to ... standby, or hibernation mode. Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) support is required. Available functions may differ by motherboard model. Unique Features - 74 -
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    ... Button Information Table Button Description Allows you to change CPU ratio, BCLK, memory speed, Vcore and memory voltages. Allows you to configure Advanced BIOS Features. Enables QuickBoost utility. Provides quick and effortless CPU overclocking for ...
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    Unique Features - 76 -
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    ... drive. • Windows 7/Vista/XP setup disk. • Motherboard driver disk. • A USB floppy disk ...during Windows XP installation) 5-1-1 Configuring Intel Z68 SATA Controllers A. Installing SATA hard ...other end to available SATA port (Note 3)on the motherboard. Then connect the power connector from your ...
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    ...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 ... 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 which says "Press to ...
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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...
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    ....6GB Size 111.7GB 111.7GB Status Normal Bootable Yes Type/Status(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...
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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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    ...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 ... [ HELP ] Select a sync option: On Request: volume is updated manually Continuous: volume is updated automatically [hi]-Change [TAB]-Next [...
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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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    ...install all required drivers from the motherboard driver disk using "Xpress Install" to ensure system performance and compatibility. B. Installing Windows..., copy the driver from the motherboard driver disk to a floppy disk. Refer to the methods below. Method A: • For the Intel Z68, copy all files...
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    ...Chipset SATA AHCI Controller item and press . Windows Setup You have chosen to configure a SCSI Adapter for use with Windows, using a device support disk provided by an adapter manufacturer. Select the SCSI Adapter you want from the following list, or press ESC to return to the previous...
  • 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...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | 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 the Manage menu and click ...
  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 89
    .... 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
    ... Audio Input and Output 5-2-1 Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio The motherboard provides three audio jacks on the back panel which support 2/4/5.1/7.1 (Note)-channel ... panel audio (only supported when using an HD front panel audio module), refer to instructions on page 92. ...
  • 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
    5-3 Troubleshooting 5-3-1 Frequently Asked Questions To read more FAQs for your motherboard, please go to the Support & Downloads\FAQ page on GIGABYTE's website. Q: In the BIOS Setup program, why are some BIOS options missing? A: ...
  • 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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  • Gigabyte GA-Z68P-DS3 | Manual - Page 104
    ...TRADING GMBH - Germany WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.de • G.B.T. TECH. CO., LTD. - U.K. WEB address ....es • Greece WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.com.gr • Czech Republic WEB address ... on the top right corner of the website. • GIGABYTE Global Service System To submit a technical or non...



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