Note: A TPM module is needed to enable Microsoft Bitlocker drive encryption, which is supported by Windows 10 Pro.
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a security device on the system board that will hold computer-generated keys for encryption. It is a hardware-based solution that helps to avoid attacks by hackers looking to capture passwords and encryption keys.
Any ASRock motherboard with a TPM header can utilize this module, but the CPU needs to support Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)
- TCG Compliance:
TCG PC Client Platform TPM Profile (PTP) Specification; Family 2.0 (Trusted Platform Module Library; Family 2.0)
TCG PC Client Specific TPM Interface Specification (TIS), Version 1.3 (TPM Main Specification; Family 1.2 Revision 116)
Configure a small form factor PC with the ASRock Trusted Platform 17 pin (18-1) Module (TPM R1.2).