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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the

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(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.


The 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

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PS2_USB_PWR1 Jumper

ATX 12V Connector (ATX12V2)

CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FANI)

ATX Power Connector (ATXPWR1)

2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Slots

(Dual Channel: DDRII_1, DDRII_2; Yellow) 2 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM Slots

(Dual Channel: DDR3_A1, DDR3_B1; Blue) North Bridge Controller

PCI Express x16 Slot (PCIE1)

Power Fan Connector (PWR_FANI) Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1) IDE1 Connector (IDE1, Blue)

Third SATAII Connector (SATAII_3; Red) Fourth SATAII Connector (SATAII 4; Red)


19 18 1716


Chassis Speaker Header (SPEAKER 1, Purple) 30 Secondary SATAII Connector (SATAII_2: Red)

15 14

Primary SATAII Connector (SATAIL 1; Red) USB 2.0 Header (USB6_7, Blue)

USB 2.0 Header (USB4 5, Blue)

System Panel Header (PANEL1, Orange) BIOS SPI Chip

Floppy Connector (FLOPPY1)

Print Port Header (LPT1, Purple)

Clear CMOS Jumper (CLRCMOS1) PCI Slots (PCI1-2)

FSB1 Jumper

PCI Express x1 Slot (PCIE2)

EUP Audio Jumper (EUP_AUDIO1) EUP LAN Jumper (EUP_LAN1)

Front Panel Audio Header (HD_AUDIO1, Lime)

775-Pin CPU Socket

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I/O Panel (G41C-GS)

1 PS/2 Mouse Port (Green) 6 USB 2.0 Ports (USB01) *2 RJ-45 Port 7 USB 2.0 Ports (USB23) 3 Line In (Light Blue) 8 VGA Port 4 Line Out (Lime) 9 COM Port 10

5 Microphone (Pink) PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple)

LAN Port LED Indications Activity/Link LED SPEED LED


10Mbps connection


100Mbps connection 1Gbps connection

LAN Port

To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find “VIA HD Audio Deck” tool on your system. Please follow below instructions according to the OS you install.

For Windows® XP I XP 64-bit OS:

Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon | MX ‚and click “Speaker”. Then you are allowed to

select “2 Channel” or “4 Channel”. Click “Power” to save your change.

For Windows® 7 I 7 64-bit | Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit OS:

Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon + ,and click “Advanced Options” on the left side 是-

on the bottom. In “Advanced Options” screen, select “Independent Headphone”, and click

“OK” to save your change.

If you enable Multi-Streaming function, Side Speaker function will be disabled. You can only choose to enable either Multi-Streaming function or Side Speaker function.

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VO Panel (G41C-S)

1 PS/2 Mouse Port (Green) 6 USB 2.0 Ports (USB01) *2 RJ-45 Port 7 USB 2.0 Ports (USB23) 3 Line In (Light Blue) 8 VGA Port 4 Line Out (Lime) 9 COM Port 10

5 Microphone (Pink) PS/2 Keyboard Port (Purple) LAN Port LED Indications Activity/Link LED SPEED LED Description 10Mbps connection


100MDps connection

LAN Port

To enable Multi-Streaming function, you need to connect a front panel audio cable to the front

panel audio header. After restarting your computer, you will find “VIA HD Audio Deck” tool on

your system. Please follow below instructions according to the OS you install.

For Windows® XP / XP 64-bit OS:

Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon | MX , and click “Speaker”. Then you are allowed to

select “2 Channel” or “4 Channel”. Click “Power” to save your change.

For Windows® 7 I 7 64-bit | Vista™ | Vista™ 64-bit OS:

Please click “VIA HD Audio Deck” icon i , and click “Advanced Options” on the left side re

on the bottom. In “Advanced Options” screen, select “Independent Headphone”, and click

“OK” to save your change.

If you enable Multi-Streaming function, Side Speaker function will be disabled. You can only choose to enable either Multi-Streaming function or Side Speaker function.

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LAN Port

1. Introduction

Thank you for purchasing ASRock G41C-GS / G41C-S motherboard, a reliable motherboard produced under ASRock’s consistently stringent quality control. It de- livers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock’s commit- ment to quality and endurance.

This Quick Installation Guide contains introduction of the motherboard and step-by- step installation guide. More detailed information of the motherboard can be found in the user manual presented in the Support CD.

be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. You may find the latest VGA cards and CPU support lists on ASRock website as well. ASRock website

If you require technical support related to this motherboard, please visit our website for specific information about the model you are using.

| Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might

1.1 Package Contents ASRock G41C-GS / G41C-S Motherboard (Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 7.8-in, 24.4 cm x 19.8 cm) ASRock G41C-GS / G41C-S Quick Installation Guide ASRock G41C-GS / G41C-S Support CD Two Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cables (Optional) One I/O Panel Shield

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1.2 Specifications

Expansion Slot

Rear Panel I/O

- Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.6-in x 7.8-in, 24.4 cm x 19.8 cm - LGA 775 for Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Quad / Core” 2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core / Celeron? Dual Core / Celeron’, supporting Penryn Quad Core Yorkfield and Dual Core Wolfdale processors - Supports FSB1333/1066/800/533 MHz - Supports Hyper-Threading Technology (see CAUTION 1) - Supports Untied Overclocking Technology (see CAUTION 2) - Supports EM64T CPU - Northbridge: Intel® G41 - Southbridge: Intel® ICH7 - Dual Channel DDR3/DDR2 Memory Technology (see CAUTION 3) - 2x DDR3 DIMM slots - Supports DDR3 1333(0C)/1066/800 non-ECC, un-buffered memory (see CAUTION 4) - Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB (see CAUTION 5) - 2x DDR2 DIMM slots - Supports DDR2 800/667/533 non-ECC, un-buffered memor (see CAUTION 4) - Max. capacity of system memory: 8GB (see CAUTION 5) - 1x PCI Express x16 slot - 1x PCI Express x1 slot - 2x PCI slots - Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 - Pixel Shader 4.0, DirectX 10 - Max. shared memory 1759MB (see CAUTION 6) - Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 2048x1536 @ 75Hz - 5.1 CH HD Audio (VIA® VT1705 Audio Codec) - G41C-GS: Realtek PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN RTL8111DL, speed 10/100/1000 Mb/s - G41C-S: Realtek PCIE x1 LAN 8103EL / 8102EL, speed 10/100 Mb/s - Supports Wake-On-LAN I/O Panel - 1x PS/2 Mouse Port - 1x PS/2 Keyboard Port

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- 1x Serial Port: COM1

- 1 X VGA Port

- 4 X Ready-to-Use USB 2.0 Ports

- 1 X RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED) - HD Audio Jack: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone

Connector - 4 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s connectors (No Support for RAID and “Hot Plug” functions) (see CAUTION 7) - 1 X ATA100 IDE connector (supports 2 x IDE devices) - 1x Floppy connector - 1x Print port header - CPU/Chassis/Power FAN connector - 24 pin ATX power connector - 4 pin 12V power connector - Front panel audio connector - 2 x USB 2.0 headers (support 4 USB 2.0 ports) (see CAUTION 8) BIOS Feature - 8Mb AMI BIOS - AMI Legal BIOS - Supports “Plug and Play” - ACPI 1.1 Compliance Wake Up Events - SMBIOS 2.3.1 Support

- VCCM, NB, VTT, GTLRef Voltage Multi-adjustment

- Supports Smart BIOS

Support CD - Drivers, Utilities, AntiVirus Software (Trial Version), ASRock Software Suite (CyberLink DVD Suite and Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB) (OEM and Trial Version)

Unique Feature - ASRock OC Tuner (see CAUTION 9) - Intelligent Energy Saver (see CAUTION 10) - Instant Boot - ASRock Instant Flash (see CAUTION 11) - ASRock OC DNA (see CAUTION 12) - Hybrid Booster: - CPU Frequency Stepless Control (see CAUTION 13) - ASRock U-COP (see CAUTION 14) - Boot Failure Guard (B.F.G.) Hardware - CPU Temperature Sensing Monitor - Chassis Temperature Sensing - CPU/Chassis/Power Fan Tachometer - CPU Quiet Fan - Voltage Monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3.3V, Vcore - Microsoft® Windows® 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit compliant


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Certifications -FCC,CE

- EuP Ready (EuP ready power supply is required) (see CAUTION 15) * For detailed product information, please visit our website:


Please realize that there is a certain risk involved with overclocking, including adjusting the setting in the BIOS, applying Untied Overclocking Technology, or using the third- party overclocking tools. Overclocking may affect your system stability, or even cause damage to the components and devices of your system. It should be done at your own risk and expense. We are not responsible for possible damage caused by overclocking.



About the setting of “Hyper Threading Technology”, please check page 36 of “User Manual” in the support CD.

This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology. Please read “Untied Overclocking Technology” on page 21 for details.

This motherboard supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. Before you implement Dual Channel Memory Technology, make sure to read the installation guide of memory modules on page 14 for proper installation. Please check the table below for the CPU FSB frequency and its corresponding memory support frequency.

1333 DDR3 800, DDR3 1066, DDR3 1333

ET ss

1066 DDR3 800, DDR3 1066 | [sore er, poreo DDR2 667, DDR2 800 533 DDR3 800 DDR2 533

* DDR3 1333 memory modules will operate in overclocking mode.

* When you use a FSB533-CPU on this motherboard, it will run at DDR3 533 if you adopt a DDR3 800 memory module.

* If you adopt FSB1333-CPU and DDR3 1333 memory module on this motherboard, you need to adjust the jumper. Please refer to page 18 for proper jumper settings.

Due to the operating system limitation, the actual memory size may be

less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 7 /

Vista™ / XP. For Windows® OS with 64-bit CPU, there is no such limitation.

The maximum shared memory size is defined by the chipset vendor and

is subject to change. Please check Intel® website for the latest information.

Before installing SATAII hard disk to SATAII connector, please read the “SATAII

Hard Disk Setup Guide” on page 25 of “User Manual” in the support CD to

adjust your SATAII hard disk drive to SATAII mode. You can also connect SATA hard disk to SATAII connector directly.

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Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows® 7 64-bit / 7 / Vista™ 64-bit / Vista™ / XP 64-bit / XP SP1 or SP2.

It is a user-friendly ASRock overclocking tool which allows you to surveil your system by hardware monitor function and overclock your hardware devices to get the best system performance under Windows® environment. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of ASRock OC Tuner. ASRock website:

Featuring an advanced proprietary hardware and software design, Intelligent Energy Saver is a revolutionary technology that delivers unparalleled power savings. In other words, it is able to provide exceptional power saving and improve power efficiency without sacrificing computing performance. Please visit our website for the operation procedures of Intelligent Energy Saver.

ASRock website:

ASRock Instant Flash is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. This convenient BIOS update tool allows you to update system BIOS without entering operating systems first like MS-DOS or Windows®. With this utility, you can press <F6> key during the POST or press <F2> key to BIOS setup menu to access ASRock Instant Flash. Just launch this tool and save the new BIOS file to your USB flash drive, floppy disk or hard drive, then you can update your BIOS only in a few clicks without prepar- ing an additional floppy diskette or other complicated flash utility. Please be noted that the USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system.

The software name itself OC DNA literally tells you what it is capable of. OC DNA, an exclusive utility developed by ASRock, provides a conve- nient way for the user to record the OC settings and share with others. It helps you to save your overclocking record under the operating system and simplifies the complicated recording process of overclocking settings. With OC DNA, you can save your OC settings as a profile and share with your friends! Your friends then can load the OC profile to their own system to get the same OC settings as yours! Please be noticed that the OC profile can only be shared and worked on the same motherboard. Although this motherboard offers stepless control, it is not recommended to perform over-clocking. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the CPU.

While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown. Before you resume the system, please check if the CPU fan on the motherboard functions properly and unplug the power cord, then plug it back again. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system.

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15. EuP, stands for Energy Using Product, was a provision regulated by European Union to define the power consumption for the completed system. According to EuP, the total AC power of the completed system shall be under 1.00W in off mode condition. To meet EuP standard, an EuP ready motherboard and an EuP ready power supply are required. According to Intel's suggestion, the EuP ready power supply must meet the standard of 5v standby power efficiency is higher than 50% under 100 mA current consumption. For EuP ready power supply selection, we recommend you checking with the power supply manufacturer for more details.


1 0 ASRock G41C-GS / G41C-S Motherboard

2. Installation

Pre-installation Precautions Take note of the following precautions before you install mother- board components or change any motherboard settings.

1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.

2. To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle components.

3. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs.

4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antstatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component.

5. When placing screws into the screw holes to secure the motherboard to the chassis, please do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.

2.1 CPU Installation For the installation of Intel 775-LAND CPU, -

| Load Plate please follow the steps below. :

Socket Body

. = Load Lever

775-Pin Socket Overview

/A Before you insert the 775-LAND CPU into the socket, please check if the CPU surface is unclean or if there is any bent pin on the socket. Do not force to insert the CPU into the socket if above situation is found. Otherwise, the CPU will be seriously damaged.

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Step 1. Open the socket:

1 2

Step 1-1. Disengaging the lever by depressing

Step 1-2. Rotate the load lever to fully open po-

Step 1-3. Rotate the load plate to fully open po-

down and out on the hook to clear retention tab.

sition at approximately 135 degrees.

sition at approximately 100 degrees.

Step 2. Insert the 775-LAND CPU:

Step 2-1. Hold the CPU by the edges where are

marked with black lines.

aul] Moelq aull Moelq

Step 2-2. Orlent the CPU with IHS (Integrated Heat Sink) up. Locate Pin1 and the two Orientation key notches.

Pin1 —g > P| (人 Le Pint = = E” ; i salignment Ke orientation È orientation alignment key Ea | a y key notch key notch i 775-Pin Socket 775-LAND CPU | For proper inserting, please ensure to match the two orientation key notches of the CPU with the two alignment keys of the socket.

Step 3.

Step 2-3. Carefully place the CPU into the socket by using a purely vertical motion.

Step 2-4. Verify that the CPU is within the socket and properly mated to the orient keys.

Remove PnP Cap (Pick and Place Cap):

Use your left hand index finger and thumb to support the load plate edge, engage PnP cap with right hand thumb and peel the cap from the socket while pressing on center of PnP cap to assist in removal.

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Step 4.


1. It is recommended to use the cap tab to handle and avoid kicking off the PnP cap.

2. This cap must be placed if returning the motherboard for after service.

Close the socket:

Step 4-1. Rotate the load plate onto the IHS.

Step 4-2. While pressing down lightly on load plate, engage the load lever.

Step 4-3. Secure load lever with load plate tab under retention tab of load lever.

Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink

For proper installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of your CPU fan and heatsink.

Below is an example to illustrate the installation of the heatsink for 775-LAND CPU.

Step 1. Apply thermal interface material onto center E oil of IHS on the socket surface. Step 2. Place the heatsink onto the socket. Ensure > Mach fan cables are oriented on side closest to the ¡ME We CPU fan connector on the motherboard e À (CPU_FAN1, see page 2, No. 3). am Step 3. Align fasteners with the motherboard gining straight out throughholes. Step 4. Rotate the fastener clockwise, then press down on fastener caps with thumb to install and lock. Repeat with remaining fasteners. Ka If you press down the fasteners without rotating them clockwise, = /A the heatsink cannot be secured on the motherboard. = Lu Step 5. Connect fan header with the CPU fan connector on the motherboard. Step 6. Secure excess cable with tie-wrap to ensure

cable does not interfere with fan operation or contact other components.

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1 4


Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) This motherboard provides two 240-pin DDR2 (Double Data Rate 2) DIMM slots and two 240-pin DDR3 (Double Data Rate 3) DIMM slots, and supports Dual Channel Memory Technology. For dual channel configuration, you always need to install identical (the same brand, speed, size and chip-type) DDR2/DDR3 DIMM pair in the slots of the same color. In other words, you have to install identical DDR2 DIMM pair in Dual Channel (DDRII_1 and DDRII 2; Yellow slots; see p.2 No.5), or identical DDR3 DIMM pair in Dual Channel (DDR3_A1 and DDR3_B1: Blue slots: see p.2 No.6), so that Dual Channel Memory Technology can be activated. You may refer to the Dual Channel Memory Configuration Table below.

Dual Channel DDR2 Memory Configurations (DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side)

2 memory modules SS 2 memory modules DS |

Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Configurations (DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side)

DDR3_A1 DDR3_B1 (Blue Slot) (Blue Slot)

2 memory modules) SS | 2 memory modules DS |

If you want to install two memory modules, for optimal compatibility and reliability, it is recommended to install them in the slots of the same color. In other words, install them in the set of blue slots (DDR3_A1 and DDR3_B1), or in the set of yellow slots (DDRII_1 and DDRII_2).

If only one memory module is installed in the DIMM slot on this motherboard, it is unable to activate the Dual Channel Memory Technology.

It is not allowed to install a DDR3 memory module into DDR2 slot or install a DDR2 memory module into DDR3 slot; otherwise, this motherboard and DIMM may be damaged.

DDR2 and DDR3 memory modules cannot be installed on this motherboard at the same time.

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Insfalling a DIMM Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or the system components.

Step1. Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward.

Step 2. Align aDIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the slot.

è a notch

The DIMM only fits in one correct orientation. It will cause permanent damage to the motherboard and the DIMM if you force the DIMM into the slot

at incorrect orientation.

Step 3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clips at both ends fully

snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.


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2.4 Expansion Slots (PCI and PCI Express Slots)

There are 2 PCI slots and 2 PCI Express slots on this motherboard.

PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI interface.

PCIE slots: PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x16 lane width graphics cards. PCIE2 (PCIE x1 slot) is used for PCI Express cards with x1 lane width cards, such as Gigabit LAN card, SATA2 card, etc.

If you install the add-on PCI Express VGA card to PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot), the onboard VGA will be disabled. If you install the add-on PCI Express VGA card to PCIE1 (PCIE x16 slot) and adjust the BIOS options “Primary Graphics Adapter” to [Onboard] and “Share Memory” to [Auto], then the onboard VGA will be enabled, and the primary screen will be onboard


Installing an expansion card

Step 1. Before installing the expansion card, please make sure that the power supply is switched off or the power cord is unplugged. Please read the documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card before you start the installation.

Step 2. Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws for later use.

Step 3. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot.

Step 4. Fasten the card to the chassis with screws.

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2.5 Jumpers Setup

The illustration shows how jumpers are

setup. When the jumper cap is placed on 1 y pins, the jumper is “Short”. If no jumper cap

is placed on pins, the jumper is “Open”. The DEP NN

Illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose Din1

and pin2 are “Short” when jumper cap is Short Open placed on these 2 pins. Jumper Setting Description

PS2_USB_PWR1 1 2 2 3 Short pin2, Din3 to enable (see p.2 No. 1) Odo [cB +5VSB (standby) for PS/2 +5V +5V5B or USB wake up events. Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by power supply.

Clear CMOS (CLRCMOS1, 2-pin jumper)

(see p.2 No. 23) 2-pin jumper

Note: CLRCMOS1 allows you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system setup parameters. To clear and reset the system parameters to default setup, please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power supply. After waiting for 15 seconds, use a jumper cap to short 2 pins on

CLRCMOS1 for 5 seconds. EUP LAN / EUP Audio Jumper (EUP_LAN1, 3-pin jumper, see p.2 No. 28) EUP LANI i (EUP_AUDIO1, 3-pin jumper, see p.2 No. 27) = Default (Enable EuP)


Note: EUP LAN and EUP AUDIO jumper design decreases the power consumption of this motherboard to meet EuP standard. With an ASRock EuP ready motherboard and a power supply that the 5VSB power efficiency is higher than 50% under 100mA current consumption, your system is able to submit EuP standard. The default setting (short pin1 and pin2) is EuP enabled. If you want to disable this power saving function, you may short Din2 and pin3. Please be noticed that when EUP LAN jumper is set to enabled, the Wake-On-LAN function under S3 (Suspend to RAM), S4 (Suspend to Disk), and S5 (Soft Off) will be disabled.

er | EUP AUDIO! (Disable EuP)


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FSB1 Jumper u (FSB1, 3-pin jumper, see p.2 No. 25) FSB1 CM) © Default

If you adopt FSB1333-CPU and DDR3 1333 memory module on this motherboard, you need to adjust the jumper. Please short pin2, pin3 for FSB1 jumper. Otherwise, the CPU and memory module may not work properly on this motherboard. Please refer to

below jumper setting. | FSB1

2.6 Onboard Headers and Connectors

Onboard headers and connectors are NOT jumpers. Do NOT place jumper caps over these headers and connectors. Placing jumper caps over the headers and connectors will cause permanent damage of the motherboard!

Floppy Connector (33-pin FLOPPY1) (see p.2 No. 21)

the red-striped side to Pin1

Note: Make sure the red-striped side of the cable is plugged into Pin1 side of the connector.

Primary IDE connector (Blue) (39-pin IDE1, see p.2 No. 11)

connect the black end

connect the blue end / tom op a | | | WE © to the IDE devices

to the motherboard = = 80-conductor ATA 66/100 cable

Note: Please refer to the instruction of your IDE device vendor for the details.

Serial ATAII Connectors These four Serial ATAII (SATAII) (SATAII_1: see p.2, No. 16) connectors support SATAII

(SATAII_2: see p.2, No. 15) SATAII 1 SATAII 3 Or SATA hard disk for internal (SATAIL 3: see p.2,No. 12) storage devices. The current (SATAIL 4: see p.2,No. 13) SATAIL 2 SATAII_4 SATAII interface allows up to

3.0 Gb/s data transfer rate.

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Serial ATA (SATA) Data Cable (Optional)

USB 2.0 Headers | USB_PWR (9-pin USB6_7) Pr (see p.2 No. 17)

(9-pin USB4 5) (see p.2 No. 18)


Print Port Header da ia


3 hd

(25-pin LPT1) LL JE

Ol | (see D.2 No. 22) if solo

Front Panel Audio Header GND


(9-pin HD_AUDIO1) (see p.2 No. 29)

Either end of the SATA data cable can be connected to the SATA / SATAII hard disk or the SATAII

connector on the motherboard.

Besides four default USB 2.0 ports on the I/O panel, there are two USB 2.0 headers on this motherboard. Each USB 2.0 header can support two USB 2.0 ports.

This is an interface for print port cable that allows convenient connection of printer devices.

This is an interface for front panel audio cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices.

1. High Definition Audio supports Jack Sensing, but the panel wire on the chassis must support HDA to function correctly. Please follow the

instruction in our manual and chassis manual to install your system. 2. If you use AC'97 audio panel, please install it to the front panel audio

header as below:

A. Connect Mic_IN (MIC) to MIC2_L.

B. Connect Audio_R (RIN) to OUT2_R and Audio_L (LIN) to OUT2_L.

C. Connect Ground (GND) to Ground (GND).

D. MIC_RET and OUT_RET are for HD audio panel only. You don't need to connect them for AC’97 audio panel.

E. Enter BIOS Setup Utility. Enter Advanced Settings, and then select Chipset Configuration. Set the Front Panel Control option from

[Auto] to [Enabled].

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System Panel Header PLED+ (9-pin PANEL1)


(see p.2 No. 19)

Chassis Speaker Header

(4-pin SPEAKER 1) (see p.2 No. 14)

Chassis and Power Fan Connectors

[ +124 ビー CHA FAN SPEED

(3-pin PWR_FAN1) CH GND CH- +12W (see p.2 No. 9) OH PWR_FAN_SPEED

CPU Fan Connector 12

(see p.2 No. 10) |

(4-pin CPU_FAN1) (see p.2 No. 3)



This header accommodates several system front panel functions.

Please connect the chassis speaker to this header.

Please connect the fan cables to the fan connectors and match the black wire to the ground pin.

Please connect a CPU fan cable to this connector and match the black wire to the ground pin.

Though this motherboard provides 4-Pin CPU fan (Quiet Fan) support, the 3-Pin CPU fan still can work successfully even without the fan speed control function.

If you plan to connect the 3-Pin CPU fan to the CPU fan connector on this

motherboard, please connect it to Pin 1-3.

ATX Power Connector

(24-pin ATXPWR1) (see p.2 No. 4)

Pin 1-3 Connected *

3-Pin Fan Installation

Please connect an ATX power supply to this connector.

Though this motherboard provides 24-pin ATX power connector, it can still work if you adopt a traditional 20-pin ATX power supply. To use the 20-pin ATX power

supply, please plug your power supply along with Pin 1 and Pin 13.

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ATX 12V Connector (4-pin ATX12V2) O EE (see p.2 No. 2)


Please note that it is necessary to connect a power supply with ATX 12V plug to this connector so that it can provides sufficient power. Failing to do so will cause the failure to power up.

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2.7 Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) Hard Disks

Installation This motherboard adopts Intel® ICH7 south bridge chipset that supports Serial ATA (SATA) / Serial ATAII (SATAII) hard disks. You may install SATA / SATAII hard disks on this motherboard for internal storage devices. This section will guide you to install the SATA / SATAII hard disks.

STEP 1: Install the SATA / SATAII hard disks into the drive bays of your chassis.

STEP 2: Connect the SATA power cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.

STEP 3: Connect one end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard's SATAII connector.

STEP 4: Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the SATA / SATAII hard disk.

2.8 Driver Installation Guide

To install the drivers to your system, please insert the support CDto your optical drive first. Then, the drivers compatible to your system can be auto-detected and listed on the support CD driver page. Please follow the order from up to bottom side to install those required drivers. Therefore, the drivers you install can work properly,

2.9 Unfied Overclocking Technology

This motherboard supports Untied Overclocking Technology, which means during overclocking, FSB enjoys better margin due to fixed PCI / PCIE buses. Before you enable Untied Overclocking function, please enter “Overclock Mode” option of BIOS setup to set the selection from [Auto] to [Manual]. Therefore, CPU FSB is untied during overclocking, but PCI / PCIE buses are in the fixed mode so that FSB can operate under a more stable overclocking environment.

Please refer to the warning on page 8 for the possible overclocking risk before you apply Untied Overclocking Technology.

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3. BIOS Information

The Flash Memory on the motherboard stores BIOS Setup Utility. When you start up the computer, please press <F2> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter BIOS Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines. If you wish to enter BIOS Setup after POST, please restart the system by pressing <Ctl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or pressing the reset button on the system chassis. The BIOS Setup pro- gram is designed to be user-friendly. It is a menu-driven program, which allows you to scroll through its various sub-menus and to select among the predetermined choices. For the detailed information about BIOS Setup, please refer to the User Manual (PDF file) contained in the Support CD.

4. Software Support CD information

This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit. The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and useful utilities that will enhance motherboard features. To begin using the Support CD, insert the CD into your CD- ROM drive. It will display the Main Menu automatically if “AUTORUN” is enabled in your computer. If the Main Menu does not appear automatically, locate and double- click on the file “ASSETUP.EXE” from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.

ASRock G41C-GS / G41C-S Motherboard

1. Einführung

Wir danken Ihnen für den Kauf des ASRock G41C-GS / G41C-S Motherboard, ein zuverlässiges Produkt, welches unter den ständigen, strengen Qualitätskontrollen von ASRock gefertigt wurde. Es bietet Ihnen exzellente Leistung und robustes Design, gemäß der Verpflichtung von ASRock zu Qualität und Halbarkeit.

Diese Schnellinstallationsanleitung führt in das Motherboard und die schrittweise Installation ein. Details über das Motherboard finden Sie in der Bedienungsanleitung auf der Support-CD.

können, kann der Inhalt dieses Handbuches ebenfalls jederzeit geändert werden. Für den Fall, dass sich Änderungen an diesem Handbuch ergeben, wird eine neue Version auf der ASRock-Website, ohne weitere Ankündigung, verfügbar sein. Die neuesten Grafikkarten und unterstützten CPUs sind auch auf der ASRock-Website aufgelistet.


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1.1 Kartoninhalt ASRock G41C-GS / G41C-S Motherboard

(Micro ATX-Formfaktor: 24.4 cm x 19.8 cm; 9.6 Zoll x 7.8 Zoll) ASRock G41C-GS / G41C-S Schnellinstallationsanleitung ASRock G41C-GS /G41C-S Support-CD Zwei Seriell-ATA- (SATA) Datenkabel (Option) Ein I/O Shield


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1.2 Spezifikationen

Plattform | - Micro ATX-Formfaktor: 24.4 cm x 19.8 cm; 9.6 Zoll x 7.8 Zoll

- LGA 775 für Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Quad / Core” 2 Duo / Pentium® Dual Core / Celeron® Dual Core / Celeron® unterstützt Penryn Quad Core Yorkfield und Dual Core Wolfdale Prozessoren - FSB1333/1066/800/533 MHz - Unterstützt Hyper-Threading-Technologie (siehe VORSICHT 1) - Unterstützt Untied-Übertaktungstechnologie (siehe VORSICHT 2) - Unterstützt EM64T-CPU Chipsatz - Northbridge: Intel® G41 - Unterstützung von Dual-Kanal-Speichertechnologie (siehe VORSICHT 3) - 2 x Steckplätze für DDR3 - Unterstützt DDR3 1333(0C)/1066/800 non-ECC, ungepufferter Speicher (siehe VORSICHT 4)