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Other Features

This motherboard has a POST diagnostics display that shows through a two-digit code which component is preventing the computer from turning on.

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Champion motherboardFigure 8: POST diagnostics display

The ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Champion has a legacy serial port, which is available through a header labeled “COM1.” You will need to buy an adapter if you want to use this port. The portrayed motherboard also has an infrared interface, making it inexpensive for you to add an infrared sensor to be able to use a remote control or to connect devices using infrared technology (IrDA).

In Figure 9, you can see all of the accessories that come with the ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Champion.

ASRock X79 Fatal1ty Champion motherboardFigure 9: Accessories

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