Features:

  • ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
  • Digi Power, Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU
  • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2100(OC)
  • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
  • 2 x USB 3.0, 5 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA3
  • Supports ASRock XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB Technologies
  • Supports On/Off Play, Graphical UEFI, AXTU, APP Charger, Turbo UCC
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection, supports THX TruStudio™
  • Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite

What's New:

  • Support Windows 8
  • Improve USB keyboard and mouse compatibility
  • Note: "Ultra Fast" is only supported by following conditions: 1. OS is Windows 8 2. Graphics supports UEFI GO

How to update the BIOS?

There are 2 methods for updating the BIOS using Instant Flash.

Method 1:

  1. Save the BIOS files on a device such as USB disk (FAT32 format), hard disk (FAT32 format) and floppy drive.
  2. Press during POST to get into BIOS setup menu.
  3. Select the utility under [Smart] menu to execute it.
  4. ASRock Instant Flash will automatically detect all devices and only list those BIOS versions which are suitable for your motherboard.
  5. Select the suitable BIOS version and flash.

Method 2:

  1. Save the BIOS files on a device such as USB disk (FAT32 format), hard disk (FAT32 format) and floppy drive.
  2. Press when you see this (or similar) page.
  3. Select the suitable BIOS version and flash.

Notice: If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT turn off your system since this corrupt BIOS might cause your system failed to boot up. Just repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS file. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot up. If this happens, your system will need service.

Alternative drivers to ASRock 970 Extreme3 Bios 1.70: