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  • Version 1.2

    Published October 2014

    Copyright©2014 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.

    Copyright Notice:

    No part of this documentation may be reproduced, transcribed, transmitted, or translated in any language, in any form or by any means, except duplication of documentation by the purchaser for backup purpose, without written consent of ASRock Inc.

    Products and corporate names appearing in this documentation may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identiication or explanation and to the owners’ beneit, without intent to



    Speciications and information contained in this documentation are furnished for informational use only and subject to change without notice, and should not be constructed as a commitment by ASRock. ASRock assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that may appear in this documentation.

    With respect to the contents of this documentation, ASRock does not provide warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties or conditions of merchantability or itness for a particular purpose.

    In no event shall ASRock, its directors, oicers, employees, or agents be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including damages for loss of proits, loss of business, loss of data, interruption of business and the like), even if ASRock has been advised of the possibility of such damages arising from any defect or error in the documentation or product.

    his device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that

    may cause undesired operation.

    CALIFORNIA, USA ONLY he Lithium battery adopted on this motherboard contains Perchlorate, a toxic substance controlled in Perchlorate Best Management Practices (BMP) regulations passed by the California Legislature. When you discard the Lithium battery in California, USA, please follow the related regulations in advance. “Perchlorate Material-special handling may apply, see www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/ perchlorate”

    ASRock Website: http://www.asrock.com

  • he terms HDMI™ and HDMI High-Deinition Multimedia Interface, and the HDMI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.

  • Contents

    Chapter 1 Introduction 1

    1.1 Package Contents 1

    1.2 Speciications 2

    1.3 Motherboard Layout 6

    1.4 I/O Panel 8

    Chapter 2 Installation 10

    2.1 Installing the CPU 11

    2.2 Installing the CPU Fan and Heatsink 14

    2.3 Installing Memory Modules (DIMM) 15

    2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots) 17

    2.5 Jumpers Setup 18

    2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors 19

    Chapter 3 Software and Utilities Operation 24

    3.1 Installing Drivers 24

    3.2 A-Tuning 25

    3.3 Intel® Rapid Start Technology 31

    3.4 Intel® Smart Connect Technology 36

    3.5 ASRock APP Shop 41

    3.5.1 UI Overview 41

    3.5.2 Apps 42

    3.5.3 BIOS & Drivers 45

    3.5.4 Setting 46

  • 3.6 Start8 47

    Chapter 4 UEFI SETUP UTILITY 50

    4.1 Introduction 50

    4.1.1 UEFI Menu Bar 50

    4.1.2 Navigation Keys 51

    4.2 Main Screen 52

    4.3 OC Tweaker Screen 53

    4.4 Advanced Screen 62

    4.4.1 CPU Coniguration 63

    4.4.2 Chipset Coniguration 65

    4.4.3 Storage Coniguration 67

    4.4.4 Intel® Rapid Start Technology 69

    4.4.5 Intel® Smart Connect Technology 70

    4.4.6 Super IO Coniguration 71

    4.4.7 ACPI Coniguration 72

    4.4.8 USB Coniguration 74

    4.4.9 Trusted Computing 76

    4.5 Tools 77

    4.6 Hardware Health Event Monitoring Screen 80

    4.7 Boot Screen 81

    4.8 Security Screen 84

    4.9 Exit Screen 85

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    Chapter 1 Introduction

    hank you for purchasing ASRock Z97 Pro3 motherboard, a reliable motherboard

    produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent

    performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commitment to quality

    and endurance.

    In this manual, Chapter 1 and 2 contains the introduction of the motherboard

    and step-by-step installation guides. Chapter 3 contains the operation guide of the

    sotware and utilities. Chapter 4 contains the coniguration guide of the BIOS setup.

    1.1 Package Contents

    • ASRock Z97 Pro3 Motherboard (ATX Form Factor) • ASRock Z97 Pro3 Quick Installation Guide • ASRock Z97 Pro3 Support CD • 2 x Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional) • 1 x I/O Panel Shield

    Because the motherboard speciications and the BIOS sotware might be updated, the

    content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modiica-

    tions of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock’s website

    without further notice. If you require technical support related to this motherboard,

    please visit our website for speciic information about the model you are using. You

    may ind the latest VGA cards and CPU support list on ASRock’s website as well.

    ASRock website http://www.asrock.com.

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    1.2 Speciications

    Platform • ATX Form Factor • All Solid Capacitor design • High Density Glass Fabric PCB

    CPU • Supports 5th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/ Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)

    • Supports New 4th and 4th Generation Intel® Xeon®/CoreTM i7/ i5/i3/Pentium®/Celeron® Processors (Socket 1150)

    • Digi Power design • 4 Power Phase design • Supports Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology • Supports Intel® K-Series unlocked CPUs • Supports ASRock BCLK Full-range Overclocking

    Chipset • Intel® Z97

    Memory • Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Technology • 4 x DDR3 DIMM Slots • Supports DDR3 3100+(OC)/2933(OC)/2800(OC)/2400(OC)/

    2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 non-ECC, un-bufered


    • Max. capacity of system memory: 32GB (see CAUTION) • Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Proile (XMP) 1.3 / 1.2



    • 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slot (PCIE2: x16 mode) • 3 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 Slots • 2 x PCI Slots

    Graphics • Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals and the VGA outputs can be supported only with processors which are GPU integrated.

    • Supports Intel® HD Graphics Built-in Visuals : Intel® Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full

    HW Encode1, Intel® InTruTM 3D, Intel® Clear Video HD

    Technology, Intel® InsiderTM, Intel® HD Graphics 4400/4600

    • Pixel Shader 5.0, DirectX 11.1 • Max. shared memory 1792MB • hree graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI • Supports Triple Monitor

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    • Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz

    • Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz

    • Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz

    • Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant

    HDMI monitor is required)

    • Supports HDCP with DVI-D and HDMI Ports • Supports Full HD 1080p Blu-ray (BD) playback with DVI-D

    and HDMI Ports

    Audio • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)

    • Premium Blu-ray Audio support • Supports Surge Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection) • ELNA Audio Caps

    LAN • Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s • Giga PHY Intel® I218V • Supports Intel® Remote Wake Technology • Supports Wake-On-LAN • Supports Lightning/ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike


    • Supports Energy Eicient Ethernet 802.3az • Supports PXE

    Rear Panel


    • 1 x PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Port • 1 x D-Sub Port • 1 x DVI-D Port • 1 x HDMI Port • 2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full

    Spike Protection))

    • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection (ASRock Full Spike Protection))

    • 1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)

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    • HD Audio Jacks: Side Speaker / Rear Speaker / Central / Bass / Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

    Storage • 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel Rapid Storage Technology

    13 and Intel Smart Response Technology), NCQ, AHCI and

    Hot Plug

    Connector • 1 x COM Port Header • 1 x TPM Header • 1 x Power LED Header • 2 x CPU Fan Connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin) • 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (2 x 4-pin) • 1 x Power Fan Connector (3-pin) • 1 x 24 pin ATX Power Connector • 1 x 8 pin 12V Power Connector • 1 x PCIe Power Connector • 1 x Front Panel Audio Connector • 2 x USB 2.0 Headers (Support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (Supports ESD

    Protection (ASRock Full Spike P