GA-F2A85X-D3H (rev. 1.0)

AMD A85X Chipset
Insist on Ultra Durable
  • 8 native SATA3 ports with up to 6Gbps link speed and RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
  • Supports socket FM2 AMD A-series/ Athlon-series processors
  • Enhanced AMD Radeon HD 8000/7000-series graphics (DX11) integrated with the APU
  • Features HDMI / Dual-link DVI / D-sub ports for Triple-Monitor support
  • 2 PCI-E 2.0 x16 interfaces with AMD Dual Graphics, Eyefinity and CrossFire support
  • 4 native USB 3.0 ports with transfer rates of up to 5Gbps
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 4 Classic Technology
  • GIGABYTE 3D BIOS technology with UEFI DualBIOS™ design
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge technology
Type Subject
Driver / Software / OS Does it support Encrypted Hard Drive eDrive in Windows 8?
Yes, it supports.
Product Spec. What is the HDMI version?
The HDMI version is 1.4a.
Peripherals In Windows XP, how to play sound from both front and rear audio jacks?
First of all, make sure the audio cable from the chassis supports HD Audio then follow the instruction below:
  1. Double click  icon to access [HD Audio Manager].
  2. Click [Audio I/O] tab. 
  3. Click  icon.
  4. Uncheck [Disable front panel jack detection] and [Mute rear panel output when front headphone plugged in].
  5. Press [OK] to finish the procedure.
System / HW Installation How to enter BIOS setting when Windows 8 fast boot is enabled?
Too shorten boot up time, fast boot feature does not allow [DEL] key to enter BIOS during POST.
You may follow the procedure below to enter BIOS setting:
  1. Open Charm Bar and click [Setting] keyboard: [Windows] key + [I].

  2. Click [Power] then you will see [Restart]. Press [Shift] + [Restart] simultaneously.

  3. Now you will see a "Choose an option" screen. Choose [Troubleshoot].

  4. Click on [Advanced options].

  5. Choose [UEFI Firmware Settings].

  6. Click [Restart] then computer will automatically enter BIOS setting.

System / HW Installation Cannot install operating system in RAID mode with 3TB hard disk drives.
Kindly follow the instructions below:
  1. Set up BIOS options:
    a. Set [Peripherals] > [Onchip SATA Type] to [RAID].
    b. Set [Peripherals] > [Onchip SATA port 4/5 Type] to [As SATA type] may vary by models.
    c. Set [BIOS Features] > [OS type] to [Other] if you are using Windows 7.
        Set [BIOS Features] > [OS type] to [Windows 8] if you are using Windows 8.
    d. Set [BIOS Features] > [Storage Boot Option Control] to [Legacy First].
  2. Save and exit then set up RAID BIOS you may refer product manual for detail steps.
  3. Reboot, press [F12] to enter boot menu and choose UEFI device.
  4. Install operating system and load latest SATA RAID / AHCI driver from product page.
Driver / Software / OS There is a Windows 8 BSOD problem when I upgrade it from Windows 7 which has On/off Charge installed.
Please update to the latest version of On/Off charge from GIGABYTE official website.
Driver / Software / OS How to determine whether drivers are all installed?
Download Center can help to verify. You may click here for the instructions.
Driver / Software / OS What Operatiing System can my motherboard support?
Please refer to the specification on our website or user manual. Attach the two example images of where the information shows on product page or user manual. The information may vary by models.

Driver / Software / OS Windows crashes when I start Adobe Audition, Adobe Encore DVD, Adobe Premiere Elements, or Adobe Premiere Pro.
Please upgrade Realtek HD audio driver to latest version, and you can download this driver from Realtek website at
Driver / Software / OS There is an error when installing the USB 3.0 driver to a system running on Windows 8 with On/off Charge installed.
Please uninstall the On/off Charge from control panel first. Install the USB 3.0 driver before latest version of On/Off charge is installed again.
System / HW Installation USB 3.0 performance drops after system shut down in Windows 8.
Please update BIOS to latest version and [Load Optimized Defaults]. If problem remains, kindly set [xHCI Mode] to [Enable].
Product Spec. Does it support ATI HyperMemory?
Yes, it supports ATI HyperMemory.
Peripherals How to adjust volume control with SPDIF out?
Since the data requires decoding, volume control can only be adjusted through decoding unit or amplifier rather than the sending device motherboard.  
Memory Why can't I enable some RAID function?
Due to the limitation of PC structure, the capacity of shadow memory is fixed. If the shadow memory is not enough, some of the RAID controllers will be inactive.
Storage Devices Why doesn’t the system recognize all 6 hard disks while using RAID 10 array? Instead, only 4 of them were detected.
RAID 10 requires to use a multiple of 4 HDDs. With recent technology and RAID 10 specification, so far it can only support up to 4 hard disk at a time while using RAID 10 array.
BIOS How come the Energy star certification mark and the DualBIOS logo disappear during BIOS POST?
EPA has strengthened the requirements for computers earning the ENERGY STAR certification mark. Desktop computer is eligible for ENERGY STAR. Therefore, the Energy star certification mark will be removed in motherboard BIOS. Meanwhile, the DualBIOS logo will be removed.

For detail of EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency, please click here

Product Spec. What is the difference between a 24-pin and a 20-pin motherboard power connector?
The 20-pin connector belongs to older ATX standard while 24-pin connector follows newer ATX standard. The 24-pin connector just the 20-pin cable with 4 extra wires to provide extra current. As long as your power supply can provide sufficient power to the motherboard, you can still use 20-pin power supply.