P45 Neo3/ G45 Neo3
P43 Neo3 Series
MS-7514 (v1.X) Mainboard
G52-75141X1
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Copyright Notice
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INTERNATIONAL. We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no
guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under
continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.
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Revision History
Revision
Revision History
Date
V1.0
First release for PCB 1.X
April 2008
Technical Support
If a problem arises with your system and no solution can be obtained from the user’s
manual, please contact your place of purchase or local distributor. Alternatively,
please try the following help resources for further guidance.
Visit the MSI website for FAQ, technical guide, BIOS updates, driver updates,
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func=service
Contact our technical staff at: http://ocss.msi.com.tw
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Safety Instructions
1.
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
2.
Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
3.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
4.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
5.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
6.
Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.
7.
Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place
anything over the power cord.
8.
Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
9.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
10. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical
shock.
11. If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service
personnel:
†
†
†
†
The power cord or plug is damaged.
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according to
User’s Manual.
† The equipment has dropped and damaged.
† The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
12. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT UNCONDITIONED, STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 600 C (1400F), IT MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUT ION: Danger of expl os i on if bat ter y i s i nc orrec tl y r epl ac ed.
Replac e only with the same or equivalent type rec ommended by the
manufacturer.
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FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
T h is eq uip men t h as been
tested and found to c omply
with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the measures listed
below.
† Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
† Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
† Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
† Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to
comply with the emission limits.
VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU RESEAU.
Micro-Star International
MS-7514
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
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WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement
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CONTENTS
Copyright Notice .............................................................................................................. ii
Trademarks ....................................................................................................................... ii
Revision History .............................................................................................................. ii
Technical Support ........................................................................................................... ii
Safety Instructions ......................................................................................................... iii
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement ........................................................ iv
W EEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement .................................... v
Chapter 1. Getting Started .................................................................................... 1-1
Mainboard Specifications ................................................................................... 1-2
Mainboard Layout ................................................................................................ 1-4
Packing Checklist ................................................................................................. 1-5
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup .................................................................................. 2-1
Quick Components Guide .................................................................................... 2-2
CPU (Central Processing Unit) ............................................................................ 2-3
Memory ................................................................................................................. 2-7
Power Supply ...................................................................................................... 2-9
Back Panel .......................................................................................................... 2-10
Connectors ........................................................................................................ 2-12
Jumper ................................................................................................................ 2-19
Slots .................................................................................................................... 2-20
Chapter 3 BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 3-1
Entering Setup ..................................................................................................... 3-2
The Main Menu ..................................................................................................... 3-4
Standard CMOS Features ................................................................................... 3-6
Advanced BIOS Features ................................................................................... 3-9
Integrated Peripherals ....................................................................................... 3-12
Power Management Setup ............................................................................... 3-15
H/W Monitor ........................................................................................................ 3-18
BIOS Setting Password ..................................................................................... 3-19
Cell Menu ............................................................................................................ 3-20
USER SETTINGS ................................................................................................ 3-24
Load Fail-Safe/ Optimized Defaults ................................................................. 3-25
Appendix A Realtek ALC888 Audio ................................................................... A-1
Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver ................................................................ A-2
Software Configuration ...................................................................................... A-4
Hardware Setup ................................................................................................ A-19
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Appendix B Dual Core Center .............................................................................. B-1
Activating Dual Core Center ............................................................................... B-2
Main ...................................................................................................................... B-3
DOT (Dynamic OverClocking) ............................................................................. B-5
Clock ..................................................................................................................... B-6
Voltage ................................................................................................................. B-7
FAN Speed ........................................................................................................... B-8
Temperature ......................................................................................................... B-9
User Profile ........................................................................................................ B-10
Appendix C Intel ICH10R SATA RAID ................................................................... C-1
ICH10R Introduction ............................................................................................. C-2
BIOS Configuration .............................................................................................. C-3
Installing Driver .................................................................................................. C-10
Installing Software ............................................................................................ C-12
RAID Migration Instructions ............................................................................... C-16
Recovery Volume Creation ............................................................................... C-23
Degraded RAID Array ........................................................................................ C-27
Appendix D JM icron RAID Introduction ............................................................. D-1
Introduction .......................................................................................................... D-2
JMicron RAID BIOS Utility .................................................................................... D-3
Installing Driver .................................................................................................. D-11
JMicron Raid Configurer .................................................................................... D-13
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Getting Started
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Thank you for choosing the P45 Neo3/ G45 Neo3/ P43
Neo3 Series (MS-7514 v1.X) ATX mainboard. The P45
Neo3/ G45 Neo3/ P43 Neo3 Series mainboards are
based on Intel® P45/ G45/ P43 & ICH10/ ICH10R chipsets
for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo,
Pentium Dual-Core and Celeron Dual-Core LGA775
processor, the P45 Neo3/ G45 Neo3/ P43 Neo3 Series
deliver a high performance and professional desktop
platform solution.
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Mainboard Specifications
Processor Support
- Intel ® Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo, Pentium DualCore and Celeron Dual-Core processors in the LGA775 package
- Intel ® next generation 45 nm Multi-core CPU
*(For the latest information about CPU, please visit
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=cpuform)
Supported FSB
- 1600*(OC)/ 1333/ 1066/ 800 MHz
Chipset
- North Bridge: Intel ® P45/ G45/ P43 chipset
- South Bridge: Intel ® ICH10/ ICH10R chipset
M emory Support
- 4 DDR2 DIMMs support DDR2 1066**(OC)/ 800/ 667 SDRAM
(240pin / 1.8V / 16GB Max)
(**For more information on compatible components, please visit
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=testreport)
LAN
- Supports PCIE LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111C
Audio
-
Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC888
Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec
IDE
- 1 IDE port by JMicron JMB 363
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
SATA
- 6 SATAII ports by ICH10/ ICH10R (SATA1~6)
- 2 SATAII ports by JMicron JMB363 (SATA7~8)
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3 Gb/s
RAID
- SATA1~6 support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10/ JBOD mode by ICH10R
- SATA7 & SATA8 support RAID 0/ RAID1/ JBOD by JMicron JMB363
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1394 (optional)
- Supports 1394 by JMicron JMB381
FDD
- 1 floppy port
- Supports 1 FDD with 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB and 2.88MB
Connectors
Back panel
- 1 PS/2 mouse port
- 1 PS/2 keyboard port
- 1 Paralle port
- 1 Serial port
- 1 VGA port (for G45 only)
- 4 USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 LAN jack (10/100/1000)
- 6 flexible audio jacks
- 1 1394 port (optional)
On-Board Pinheaders / Connectors
- 4 USB 2.0 pinheaders
- 1 1394 pinheader (optional)
- 1 chassis intrusion connector
- 1 SPDIF-out pinheader
- 1 CD-in connector
- 1 front audio pinheader
- 1 TPM Module connector (optional)
- 2 Hardware Overclock FSB jumpers (JB1 & JB2)
TPM (optional)
- Supports TPM
Slots
- 1 PCI Express x16 slot, support up to PCI Express 2.0 x16 speed
- 1 PCI Express x1 slot
- 4 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface
Form Factor
- ATX (30.5cm X 24.5cm)
M ounting
- 9 mounting holes
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Mainboard Layout
Top : mouse
Bottom:
keyboard
CPUFAN
JPWR 1
Parallel port
Bottom:
COM port
VGA port(for G45)
Top: LAN Jack
Bottom: USB ports
JPWR 2
Top: 1394 (optional)
Bottom: USB ports
Intel
P45/ G45/ P43
IDE 1
T: Line-In
M:Line-Out
B:Mic
T:RS-Out
M:CS-Out
B:SS-Out
I/O
Chip
SYSFAN1
JMicron
JMB 363
JB1
JB2
PCI_E2
DIMM4
PCI_E1
DIMM3
Realtek
8111C
DIMM2
DIMM1
SYSFAN2
Intel
ICH10/ ICH10R
SATA6 SATA4 SATA2 SATA8
PCI 1
JCI1
JBAT1
PCI 2
JMicron
JMB 381
ALC888
(optional)
BATT
+
SATA5 SATA3 SATA1 SATA7
PCI 3
PCI 4
J USB4 J USB3 JUSB2 JUSB1 J TPM1
(opt io nal)
J1394_1
(o pt ional )
JAU D1
JCD1
JSP1
FDD1
JFP2
P45 Neo3/ G45 Neo3/ P43 Neo3 Series
(MS-7514 v1.X) ATX Mainboard
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Getting Started
Packing Checklist
MSI motherboard
Power Cable
MSI Driver/Utility CD
Back IO Shield
SATA Cable
IDE Cable
User’s Guide
and Quick Guide
* The pictures are for reference only and may vary from the packing contents of the
product you purchased.
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Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
This chapter provides you with the information about
hardware setup procedures. While doing the installation,
be careful in holding the components and follow the
installation procedures. For some components, if you
install in the wrong orientation, the components will not
work properly.
Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer
c om ponen ts . S tatic elec tric ity m ay damage the
components.
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Quick Components Guide
SYSFAN2,
p.2-14
JPWR2, p.2-9
CPUFAN, p.2-14
CPU, p.2-3
DDR2 DIMMs,
p.2-7
JPWR1,
p.2-9
Back Panel,
p.2-10
IDE1,
p.2-12
PCIE,
p.2-20
SYSFAN1,
p.2-14
JB1/JB2,
p.2-19
JBAT1,
p.2-19
SATA,
p.2-13
JTPM1,
p.2-17
PCI,
p.2-20
JUSB1~4,
p.2-18
JAUD1,
p.2-17
JCD1,
p.2-16
2-2
JSP1,
p.2-15
FDD1,
p.2-12
JCI1, p.2-14
J1394_1,
p.2-15
JFP1, JFP2
p.2-16
Hardware Setup
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
W hen you are installing the CPU, make sure to install the cooler to prevent
overheating. If you do not have the CPU cooler, consult your dealer before turning
on the computer.
For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?
func=cpuform
Important
Overheating
Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system. Always make sure
the cooling fan can work properly to protect the CPU from overheating. Make
sure that you apply an even layer of thermal paste (or thermal tape) between
the CPU and the heatsink to enhance heat dissipation.
Replacing the CPU
While replacing the CPU, always turn off the ATX power supply or unplug the
power supply’s power cord from the grounded outlet first to ensure the safety
of CPU.
Overclocking
This mainboard is designed to support overclocking. However, please make
sure your components are able to tolerate such abnormal setting, while
doing overclocking. Any attempt to operate beyond product specifications is
not recommended. We do not guarantee the damages or risks caused
by inadequate operation or beyond product specifications.
Introduction to LGA 775 CPU
The pin-pad side of LGA 775
CPU.
Alignment Key
Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator
The surface of LGA 775 CPU.
Remember to apply some thermal paste on it for better heat
dispersion.
Alignment Key
Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator
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CPU & Cooler Installation
W hen you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a cooler attached on
the top to prevent overheating. Meanwhile, do not forget to apply some thermal
paste on CPU before installing the heat sink/cooler fan for better heat dispersion.
Follow the steps below to install the CPU & cooler correctly. W rong installation will
cause the damage of your CPU & mainboard.
1. The CPU socket has a plastic cap on
it to protect the contact from damage.
Before you install the CPU, always
cover it to protect the socket pin.
3. The pins of socket reveal.
2. Remove the cap from lever hinge
side (as the arrow shows).
4. Open the load lever.
Important
1. Confirm if your CPU cooler is firmly installed before turning on your system.
2. Do not touch the CPU socket pins to avoid damaging.
3. The availability of the CPU land side cover depends on your CPU packing.
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5. Lift the load lever up and open the
load plate.
6. After confirming the CPU direction
for correct mating, put down the
CPU in the socket housing frame.
Be sure to grasp on the edge of
the CPU base. Note that the alignment keys are matched.
alignment
key
7. Visually ins pect if the CPU is
seated well into the socket. If not,
take out the CPU with pure vertical
motion and reinstall.
8. Cover the load plate onto the
package.
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9. Press down the load lever lightly
onto the load plate, and then secure the lever with the hook under
retention tab.
10. Align the holes on the mainboard
with the heatsink. Push down the
c ooler u nti l i ts f ou r c lip s g et
wedged int o t he holes of t he
mainboard.
11. Press the four hooks down to fasten the cooler. Then rotate the locking switch (refer to the correct direction marked on it) to lock the
hooks.
12. Turn over the mainboard to confirm that the clip-ends are correctly inserted.
locking
switch
Important
1. Read the CPU status in BIOS (Chapter 3).
2. Whenever CPU is not installed, always protect your CPU socket pin with the
plastic cap covered (shown in Figure 1) to avoid damaging.
3. Mainboard photos shown in this section are for demonstration of the CPU/
cooler installation only. The appearance of your mainboard may vary depending on the model you purchase.
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Memory
These DIMM slots are used for installing memory modules.
For more information on compatible components, please visit http://global.msi.com.
tw/index.php?func=testreport
DDR2
240-pin, 1.8V
56x2=112 pin
64x2=128 pin
Dual-Channel Memory Population Rules
In Dual-Channel mode, the memory modules can transmit and receive data with two
data bus lines simultaneously. Enabling Dual-Channel mode can enhance the system
performance. Please refer to the following illustrations for population rules under
Dual-Channel mode.
1
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
2
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
Installed
E mpty
Important
- DDR2 memory modules are not interchangeable with DDR and the DDR2
standard is not backwards compatible. You should always install DDR2
memory modules in the DDR2 DIMM slots.
- In Dual-Channel mode, make sure that you install memory modules of the
same type and density in different channel DIMM slots.
- To enable successful system boot-up, always insert the memory modules
into the DIM M1 first.
- Due to the chipset resource deployment, the system density will only be
detected up to 15+GB (not full 8GB) when each DIMM is installed with a 4GB
memory module.
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Installing Memory Modules
1. The memory module has only one notch on the center and will only fit in the right
orientation.
2. Insert the memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then push it in until the
golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the DIMM slot. The plastic
clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close when the memory module
is properly seated.
Important
You can barely see the golden finger if the memory module is properly inserted
in the DIMM slot.
3. Manually check if the memory module has been locked in place by the DIMM slot
clips at the sides.
Volt
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Notch
Hardware Setup
Power Supply
ATX 24-Pin Power Connector: JPWR1
This connector allows you to connect an ATX 24-pin power supply.
To connect the ATX 24-pin power supply, make sure the plug of the
power supply is inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are
aligned. Then push down the power supply firmly into the connector.
You may use the 20-pin ATX power supply as you like. If you’d like
to use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power supply along with pin 1 & pin 13 (refer to the image at the right hand).
pin 13
pin 12
Pin Definition
12
24
JPWR1
13
1
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
3
+3.3V
GND
14
15
-12V
GND
4
5
+5V
GND
16
17
PS-ON#
GND
6
7
+5V
GND
18
19
GND
GND
8
9
PWR OK
5VSB
20
21
Res
+5V
10
11
+12V
+12V
22
23
+5V
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
GND
ATX 4-pin Power Connector: JPWR2
This power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.
Pin Definition
JPWR2
3
1
4
2
PIN
SIGNAL
1
GND
2
3
GND
12V
4
12V
Important
1. Make sure that all the connectors are connected to proper ATX power supplies to ensure stable operation of the mainboard.
2. Power supply of 400 watts (and above) is highly recommended for system
stability.
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Back Panel
(optional)
1394 Port
Parallel Port
Mouse
LAN
Line-In RS-Out
Line-Out CS-Out
Keyboard
Serial Port
VGA Port
(for G45)
USB Port
USB Port
Mic
SS-Out
M ouse/Keyboard
The standard PS/2® mouse/keyboard DIN connector is for a PS/2® mouse/keyboard.
Parallel Port
A parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP)
and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.
Serial Port
The serial port is a 16550A high speed communications port that sends/ receives 16
bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to the
connector.
VGA Port (for G45)
The DB15-pin female connector is provided for monitor.
1394 Port (optional)
The IEEE1394 port on the back panel provides connection to IEEE1394 devices.
USB Port
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is for attaching USB devices such as keyboard,
mouse, or other USB-compatible devices.
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LAN
The standard RJ-45 LAN jack is for connection
to the Local Area Network (LAN). You can connect a network cable to it.
LED
Color
LED State
Off
Left
Yellow
On (steady state)
Yellow
Green / Orange
Condition
LAN link is not established.
LAN link is established.
On (brighter & pulsing) The computer is communicating with another computer on the LAN.
Green
Right
Orange
Off
10 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
On
100 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
On
1000 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
Audio Ports
These audio connectors are used for audio devices. It is easy to differentiate between audio effects according to the color of audio jacks.
Line-In (Blue) - Line In is used for external CD player, tapeplayer or
other audio devices.
Line-Out (Green) - Line Out, is a connector for speakers or headphones.
Mic (Pink) - Mic, is a connector for microphones.
RS-Out (Black) - Rear-Surround Out in 4/ 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
CS-Out (Orange) - Center/ Subwoofer Out in 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
SS-Out (Gray) - Side-Surround Out 7.1 channel mode.
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Connectors
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1
This connector supports 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB or 2.88MB floppy disk drive.
IDE Connector: IDE1
This connector supports IDE hard disk drives, optical disk drives and other IDE devices.
Important
If you install two IDE devices on the same cable, you must configure the
drives separately to master / slave mode by setting jumpers. Refer to IDE
dev ic e’s doc umentation s upplied by the vendors for jumper s etting
instructions.
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Serial ATA Connector: SATA1~8
This connector is a high-speed Serial ATA interface port. Each connector can connect
to one Serial ATA device.
SATA6 SATA4 SATA2 SATA8
SATA5 SATA3 SATA1 SATA7
Important
1. Please do not fold the Serial ATA cable into 90-degree angle. Otherwise,
data loss may occur during transmission.
2. SATA1~6 controlled by ICH10R/ ICH10, and the ICH10R supports RAID 0/
1/ 0+1/ 5 mode.
3. SATA7~8 controlled by JMB 363 and they support RAID 0/ 1 mode.
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Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~2
+1 2V
GND
CONTROL
SENSOR
The fan power connectors support system cooling fan with +12V. W hen connecting
the wire to the connectors, always note that the red wire is the positive and should
be connected to the +12V; the black wire is Ground and should be connected to GND.
If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset on-board, you must use a
specially designed fan with speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control.
SENSOR
+1 2V
GND
SYSFAN1
CPUFAN
GND
+1 2V
SENSOR
SYSFAN2
Important
1. Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at processor’s official website
or consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan.
2. CPUFAN supports fan control. You can install Dual Core Center utility that
will automatically control the CPU fan speed according to the actual CPU
temperature.
3. Fan cooler set with 3 or 4 pins power connector are both available for
CPUFAN.
Chassis Intrusion Connector: JCI1
This connector connects to the chassis intrusion switch cable. If the chassis is
opened, the chassis intrusion mechanism will be activated. The system will record
this status and show a warning message on the screen. To clear the warning, you
must enter the BIOS utility and clear the record.
CINTRU
GND
JCI1
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IEEE1394 Connector: J1394_1 (optional)
This connector allows you to connect the IEEE1394 device via an optional IEEE1394
bracket.
Pin Definition
10
9
2
1
J1394_1
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
TPA+
2
TPA-
3
Ground
4
Ground
5
TPB+
6
TPB-
7
Cable power
8
Cable power
9
Key (no pin)
10
Ground
IEEE1394 Bracket (optional)
S/PDIF-Out Connector: JSP1
This connector is used to connect S/PDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format)
interface for digital audio transmission.
JSP1
VCC
GND
SPDIF
S/PDIF Bracket (optional)
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Front Panel Connectors: JFP1, JFP2
These connectors are for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs.
The JFP1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
JFP1 Pin Definition
Power Power
LED
Switch
+ -
JFP1
2
1
10
9
+ - - +
HDD Reset
LED Switch
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
HD_LED +
FP PWR/SLP
Hard disk LED pull-up
MSG LED pull-up
3
4
HD_LED FP PWR/SLP
Hard disk active LED
MSG LED pull-up
5
6
RST_SW PWR_SW +
Reset Switch low reference pull-down to GND
Power Switch high reference pull-up
7
8
RST_SW +
PWR_SW -
Reset Switch high reference pull-up
Power Switch low reference pull-down to GND
9
RSVD_DNU
Reserved. Do not use.
JFP2 Pin Definition
Speaker
+
+ -
JFP2
2
1
8
7
Power
LED
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
GND
Ground
2
3
SPKSLED
SpeakerSuspend LED
4
5
BUZ+
PLED
Buzzer+
Power LED
6
7
BUZNC
BuzzerNo connection
8
SPK+
Speaker+
CD-In Connector: JCD1
This connector is provided for external audio input.
JCD1
R GND L
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Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1
This connector allows you to connect the front panel audio and is compliant with
Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
JAUD1
1
2
9
10
HD Audio Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
MIC_L
GND
Microphone - Left channel
Ground
3
4
MIC_R
NC
Microphone - Right channel
5
6
LINE out_R
MIC_JD
Analog Port - Right channel
Jack detection return from front panel microphone JACK1
7
Front_JD
Jack detection sense line from the High Definition Audio CODEC
jack detection resistor network
8
9
NC
LINE out_L
No control
Analog Port - Left channel
10
LINEout_JD
Jack detection return from front panel JACK2
TPM Module Connector: JTPM1 (optinoal)
This connector connects to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) module (optional). Please
refer to the TPM security platform manual for more details and usages.
12
13 14
Pin
1
Signal
LCLK
Description
LPC clock
Pin
2
Signal
3V_STB
Description
3V standby power
3
5
LRST#
LAD0
LPC reset
LPC address & data pin0
4
6
VCC3
SIRQ
3.3V power
Serial IRQ
7
9
LAD1
LAD2
LPC address & data pin1
LPC address & data pin2
8
10
VCC5
KEY
5V power
No pin
11
13
LAD3
LFRAME#
LPC address & data pin3
LPC Frame
12
14
GND
GND
Ground
Ground
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Front USB Connector: JUSB1~4
These connectors, compliant with Intel® I/O Connectivity Design Guide, is ideal for
connecting high-speed USB interface peripherals such as USB HDD, digital cameras,
M P3 players, printers, modems and the like.
Pin Definition
10
2
9
1
JUSB1~4
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
VCC
2
VCC
3
USB0-
4
USB1-
5
USB0+
6
USB1+
7
GND
8
GND
9
Key (no pin)
10
NC
USB 2.0 Bracket
(optional)
Important
Note that the pins of VCC and GND must be connected correctly to avoid
possible damage.
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Jumpers
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1
There is a CMOS RAM onboard that has a power supply from an external battery to
keep the data of system configuration. W ith the CMOS RAM, the system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. If you want to clear the system configuration,
set the jumper to clear data.
1
1
3
3
1
JBAT1
Keep Data
Clear Data
Important
You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the system is off. Then return
to 1-2 pin position. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will
damage the mainboard.
Hardware Overclock FSB Jumpers: JB1, JB2
You can overclock the FSB to increase the processor frequency by changing the
jumpers JB1 and JB2. Follow the instructions below to set the FSB.
1
1
1
3
1
3
1
JB1
JB2
3
1
3
1
3
JB1
JB2
Default
200->266 MHz
200->333 MHz
266->333 MHz
200->400 MHz
266->400 MHz
333->400 MHz
Important
1. Make sure that you power off the system before changing the jumpers.
2. Overclocking may cause instability or crash during boot, then please
restore the jumpers to default.
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Slots
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Express Slot
The PCI Express slot supports the PCI Express interface expansion card.
The PCI Express 2.0x 16 supports up to 8.0 GB/s transfer rate.
The PCI Express x 1 supports up to 250 MB/s transfer rate.
PCI Express x16 Slot
PCI Express x 1 Slot
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slot
The PCI slot supports LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other add-on cards that
comply with PCI specifications.
32-bit PCI Slot
Important
When adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the
power supply first. Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion card
to configure any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion
card, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.
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PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ, acronym of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q, are hardware lines
over which devices can send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. The PCI IRQ
pins are typically connected to the PCI bus pins as follows:
Order 1
Order 2
Order 3
Order 4
PCI Slot 1
INT A#
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
PCI Slot 2
INT E#
INT F#
INT G#
INT H#
PCI Slot 3
INT F#
INT G#
INT H#
INT E#
PCI Slot 4
INT G#
INT H#
INT E#
INT F#
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Chapter 3
BIOS Setup
This chapter provides information on the BIOS Setup
program and allows you to configure the system for
optimum use.
You may need to run the Setup program when:
² An error message appears on the screen during the
system booting up, and requests you to run SETUP.
² You want to change the default settings for customized features.
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Entering Setup
Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process.
W hen the message below appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to enter Setup.
Press DEL to enter SETUP
If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup,
restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET button. You may
also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Delete> keys.
Important
1. The items under each BIOS category described in this chapter are under
continuous update for better system performance. Therefore, the description may be slightly different from the latest BIOS and should be held for
reference only.
2. Upon boot-up, the 1st line appearing after the memory count is the BIOS
version. It is usually in the format:
A7514IMS V1.0 040108 where:
1st digit refers to BIOS maker as A = AMI, W = AWARD, and P =
PHOENIX.
2nd - 5th digit refers to the model number.
6th digit refers to the chipset as I = Intel, N = nVidia, and V = VIA.
7th - 8th digit refers to the customer as MS = all standard customers.
V1.0 refers to the BIOS version.
040108 refers to the date this BIOS was released.
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Control Keys
< ↑>
Move to the previous item
< ↓>
Move to the next item
< ←>
Move to the item in the left hand
< →>
Move to the item in the right hand
<Enter>
Select the item
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a
submenu
<+/PU>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<-/PD>
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F6>
Load Optimized Defaults
<F10>
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
Getting Help
After entering the Setup menu, the first menu you will see is the Main Menu.
M ain M enu
The main menu lists the setup functions you can make changes to. You can use the
arrow keys ( ↑↓ ) to select the item. The on-line description of the highlighted setup
function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Sub-M enu
If you find a right pointer symbol (as shown in the right view)
appears to the left of certain fields that means a sub-menu
can be launched from this field. A sub-menu contains additional options for a field parameter. You can use arrow keys
( ↑↓ ) to highlight the field and press <Enter> to call up the
sub-menu. Then you can use the control keys to enter values and move from field to
field within a sub-menu. If you want to return to the main menu, just press the <Esc
>.
General Help <F1>
The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this screen
from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. The Help screen lists the appropriate keys
to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. Press <Esc> to exit the
Help screen.
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The Main Menu
Standard CM OS Features
Use this menu for basic system configurations, such as time, date etc.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to setup the items of AMI® special enhanced features.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals.
Power M anagement Setup
Use this menu to specify your settings for power management.
H/W M onitor
This entry shows your PC health status.
BIOS Setting Password
Use this menu to set the password for BIOS.
Cell M enu
Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control and overclocking.
USER SETTINGS
Use this menu to save/ load your settings to/ from CMOS for BIOS.
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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Use this menu to load the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system
performance.
Load Optimized Defaults
Use this menu to load the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard.
Save & Exit Setup
Save changes to CMOS and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all changes and exit setup.
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Standard CMOS Features
The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu includes some basic setup items. Use
the arrow keys to highlight the item and then use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select
the value you want in each item.
Date (MM:DD:YY)
This allows you to set the system to the date that you want (usually the current date).
The format is <day><month> <date> <year>.
day
Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by
BIOS. Read-only.
mon th
The month from Jan. to Dec.
date
The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.
year
The year can be adjusted by users.
Time (HH:MM :SS)
This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current time). The
time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
IDE Master/ Slave, SATA1~8
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu, and the following screen appears.
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Device / Vendor / Size
It will showing the device information that you connected to the SATA connector.
LBA/Large M ode
This allows you to enable or disable the LBA Mode. Setting to Auto enables LBA
mode if the device supports it and the devices is not already formatted with LBA
mode disabled.
DM A M ode
Select DMA Mode.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
This allows you to activate the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis & Reporting
Technology) capability for the hard disks. S.M.A.R.T is a utility that monitors your
disk status to predict hard disk failure. This gives you an opportunity to move
data from a hard disk that is going to fail to a safe place before the hard disk
becomes offline.
Important
IDE Master/ Slave, SATA 1~8 are appearing when you connect the HD
devices to the IDE/ SATA connectors on the mainboard.
Floppy Drive A
This item allows you to set the type of floppy drives installed. Available options: [Not
install], [360KB, [1.2MB], [720KB], [1.44MB], [2.88MB].
Halt On
The setting determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected at boot.
W hen the system stops for the errors preset, it will halt on for 15 seconds and then
automatically resume its operation. Available options are:
[All Errors]
The system stops when any error is detected.
[No Errors]
The system doesn’t stop for any detected error.
[All, But Keyboard]
The system doesn’t stop for a keyboard error.
[All, But Diskette]
The system doesn’t stop for a disk error.
[All, But Disk/Key]
The system doesn’t stop for either a disk or a keyboard error.
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System Information
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu, and the following screen appears.
This sub-menu shows the CPU information, BIOS version and memory status of your
system (read only).
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Advanced BIOS Features
Full Screen Logo Display
This item enables this system to show the company logo on the bootup screen.
Settings are:
[Enabled]
Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot.
[Disabled]
Shows the POST messages at boot.
Quick Booting
Setting the item to [Enabled] allows the system to boot within 10 seconds since it will
skip some check items.
Boot Up Num-Lock LED
This setting is to set the Num Lock status when the system is powered on. Setting to
[On] will turn on the Num Lock key when the system is powered on. Setting to [Off]
will allow users to use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad.
IOAPIC Function
This field is used to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt
Controller). Due to compliance with PC2001 design guide, the system is able to run in
APIC mode. Enabling APIC mode will expand available IRQ resources for the system.
MPS Table Version
This field allows you to select which MPS (Multi-Processor Specification) version to
be used for the operating system. You need to select the MPS version supported by
your operating system. To find out which version to use, consult the vendor of your
operating system.
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Primary Graphic’s Adapter
This setting specifies which graphic card is your primary graphics adapter.
PCI Latency Timer
This item controls how long each PCI device can hold the bus before another takes
over. W hen set to higher values, every PCI device can conduct transactions for a
longer time and thus improve the effective PCI bandwidth. For better PCI performance,
you should set the item to higher values.
CPU Feature
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
Execute Bit Support
Intel's Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious
"buffer overflow" attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.
This functionality allows the processor to classify areas in memory by where
application code can execute and where it cannot. W hen a malicious worm
attempts to insert code in the buffer, the processor disables code execution,
preventing damage or worm propagation.
Set Limit CPUID MaxVal to 3
The Max CPUID Value Limit is designed limit the listed speed of the processor to
older operating systems.
Chipset Feature
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
HPET
The HPET (High Precision Event Timers) is a component that is part of the chipset.
You can enable it, and it will provide you with the means to get to it via the
various ACPI methods.
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Boot Sequence
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
1st/ 2nd Boot Device
The items allow you to set the first/ second boot device where BIOS attempts to
load the disk operating system.
Boot From Other Device
Setting the option to [Yes] allows the system to try to boot from other device, if
the system fails to boot from 1st/ 2nd boot device.
Trusted Computing
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
TCG/TPM SUPPORT
Setting the option to [Yes] enables TPM (Trusted Platform Module) to the system.
Execute TPM Command
Setting the option to [Enable] allows the system to execute TPM Command.
Clearing the TPM
Press Enter to clear the TPM status.
TPM Enable/Disable status, TPM Owner Status
These items show the status of TPM (read only).
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Integrated Peripherals
USB Controller
This setting allows you to enable/disable the onboard USB controller.
USB Device Legacy Support
Select [Enabled] if you need to use a USB-interfaced device in the operating system.
Onboard LAN Controller
This item is used to enable/disable the onboard 1st LAN controller.
LAN Option ROM
This item is used to decide whether to invoke the Boot ROM of the LAN controller.
Onboard IEEE1394 Controller
This item allows you to enable/disable the onboard IEEE1394 controller.
JMicron 363 ATA Controller
This item allows you to enable/disable the JMicron controller.
HD Audio Controller
This setting is used to enable/disable the onboard audio controller.
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On-Chip ATA Devices
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
PCI IDE BusMaster
This item allows you to enable/ disable BIOS to used PCI busmastering for
reading/ writing to IDE drives.
On-Chip SATA Controller
These items allow users to enable or disable the SATA controller.
RAID M ode
This item allows you to configure SATA RAID mode. Setting options: [RAID],
[AHCI] or [IDE].
AHCI Configuration
W hen the “RAID Mode” sets to [AHCI], this field is available. Press <Enter> to
enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
AHCI CD/DVD Boot Time out
Select the waiting time for the AHCI CD/ DVD when booting.
AHCI Port 1~6
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
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AHCI Port 1~6
Select the type of device.
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.
This allows you to activate the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology) capability for the hard disks. S.M.A.R.T is a utility that monitors your disk status to predict hard disk failure. This gives you an opportunity
to move data from a hard disk that is going to fail to a safe place before the
hard disk becomes offline.
I/O Device
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:
COM Port 1
Select an address and corresponding interrupt for the first serial port.
Parallel Port
There is a built-in parallel port on the on-board Super I/O chipset that provides
Standard, ECP, and EPP features. It has the following options:
[Disabled]
[3BC]
Line Printer port 0
[278]
Line Printer port 2
[378]
Line Printer port 1
Parallel Port M ode
[Normal]
Standard Parallel Port
[EPP]
Enhanced Parallel Port
[ECP]
Extended Capability Port
[ECP + EPP]
Extended Capability Port + Enhanced Parallel Port
[Bi-Directional]
To operate the onboard parallel port as Standard Parallel Port only, choose
[Normal]. To operate the onboard parallel port in the EPP mode simultaneously,
choose [EPP]. By choosing [ECP], the onboard parallel port will operate in ECP
mode only. Choosing [ECP + EPP] will allow the onboard parallel port to support
both the ECP and EPP modes simultaneously.
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Power Management Setup
Important
S3-related functions described in this section are available only when your
BIOS supports S3 sleep mode.
ACPI Function
This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management
Interface) Function. If your operating system is ACPI-aware, such as W indows 2000/
XP, select [Enabled].
ACPI Standby State
This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. If your operating
system supports ACPI, such as W indows 2000/ XP , you can choose to enter the
Standby mode in S1(POS) or S3(STR) fashion through the setting of this field. Settings are:
[S1]
The S1 sleep mode is a low power state. In this state, no system
context is lost (CPU or chipset) and hardware maintains all system
context.
[S3]
The S3 sleep mode is a lower power state where the in formation of
system configuration and open applications/files is saved to main
memory that remains powered while most other hardware components turn off to save energy. The information stored in memory will
be used to restore the system when a “wake up” event occurs.
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Power Button Function
This feature sets the function of the power button. Settings are:
[Power On/ Off] The power button functions as normal power off button.
[Suspend]
W hen you press the power button, the computer enters the
suspend/sleep mode, but if the button is pressed for more
than four seconds, the computer is turned off.
Restore On AC Power Loss
This item specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or interrupt
occurs. Settings are:
[Off]
Always leaves the computer in the power off state.
[On]
Always leaves the computer in the power on state.
[Last State]
Restores the system to the status before power failure
or interrupt occurred.
Wake Up Event Setup
Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.
Wake Up Event By
Setting to [BIOS] activates the following fields, and use the following fields to set
the wake up events. Setting to [OS], the wake up events will be defined by OS.
Resume From S3 By USB Device
The item allows the activity of the USB device to wake up the system from S3
(Suspend to RAM) sleep state.
Resume From S3 By PS/2 Keyboard
This setting determines whether the system will be awakened from what power
saving modes when input signal of the PS/2 keyboard is detected.
Resume From S3 By PS/2 M ouse
This setting determines whether the system will be awakened from what power
saving modes when input signal of the PS/2 mouse is detected.
Resume By PCI Device (PM E#)
W hen set to [Enabled], the feature allows your system to be awakened from the
power saving modes through any event on PME (Power Management Event).
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Resume By PCI-E Device
W hen set to [Enabled], the feature allows your system to be awakened from the
power saving modes through any event on PCIE device.
Resume By RTC Alarm
The field is used to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system on a
scheduled time/date.
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H/W Monitor
Chassis Intrusion
The field enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion status
and issuing a warning message if the chassis is once opened. To clear the warning
message, set the field to [Reset]. The setting of the field will automatically return to
[Enabled] later.
CPU Smart FAN Target
The mainboard provides the Smart Fan function which can control the CPU fan speed
automatically depending on the current temperature to keep it with in a specific range.
You can enable a fan target value here. If the current CPU fan temperature reaches
to the target value, the smart fan function will be activated. It provides several
sections to speed up for cooling down automatically .
SYS FAN1/2 Control
This item allows users to select how percentage of speed for the SYS FAN1/2.
PC Health Status
CPU/ System Temperature, CPU FAN/ SYS FAN Speed, CPU Vcore, 3.
3V, 5V, 12V
These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/
components such as CPU voltage, temperatures and all fans’ speeds.
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BIOS Setting Password
W hen you select this function, a message as below will appear on the screen:
Type the password, up to six characters in length, and press <Enter>. The password
typed now will replace any previously set password from CMOS memory. You will
be prompted to confirm the password. Retype the password and press <Enter>. You
may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password.
To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the
password. A message will show up confirming the password will be disabled. Once
the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup without
entering any password.
W hen a password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every time you try
to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part of your
system configuration.
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Cell Menu
Important
Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.
Current CPU / DRAM Frequency
These items show the current clocks of CPU and Memory speed. Read-only.
D.O.T. Control
D.O.T. (Dynamic Overclocking Technology) is an automatic overclocking function,
included in the MSITM ’s newly developed Dual CoreCellTM Technology. It is designed to
detect the load balance of CPU while running programs, and to adjust the best
frequency automatically. W hen the mainboard detects system is running programs, it
will speed up automatically to make the program run smoothly and faster. W hen the
system is temporarily suspending or staying in the low load balance, it will restore the
default settings instead. Usually the Dynamic Overclocking Technology will be powered only when users' PC need to run huge amount of data like 3D games or the video
process, and the CPU and PCIE frequency need to be boosted up to enhance the
overall performance.
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Important
Even though the Dynamic Overclocking Technology is more stable than
manual overclocking, basically, it is still risky. We suggest user to make
sure that your CPU / memory modules can afford to overclocking regularly
first. If you find the PC appears to be unstable or reboot incidentally, it's
better to dis able the Dy namic O v erc loc k ing or to lower the lev el of
overclocking options. By the way, if you need to conduct overclocking
manually, you also need to disable the Dynamic OverClocking first.
Intel EIST
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology allows you to set the performance level of
the microprocessor whether the computer is running on battery or AC power. This
field will appear after you installed the CPU which support speedstep technology.
Adjust CPU FSB Frequency (M Hz)
This item allows you to set the CPU FSB frequency (in MHz). This item will disappear
after you set the
Adjusted CPU FSB Frequency (MHz)
It shows the adjusted CPU frequency (FSB x Ratio). Read-only.
Advance DRAM Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Setting to [Auto] enables DRAM CAS# Latency automatically to be determined by
BIOS based on the configurations on the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) EEPROM
on the DRAM module.
MEMORY-Z
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
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DIM M1~4 Memory SPD Infromation
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
DIM M1~4 Memory SPD Infromation
These items display the current status of the current DIMM Memory speed
information such as memory type, max bandwidth, manufacture, part number,
serial number, SDRAM cycle time, DRAM TCL, DRAM TRCD, DRAM TRP, DRAM
TRAS, DRAM TRFC, DRAM TWR, DRAM TWTR, DRAM TRRD and DRAM TRTP.
They are read only.
FSB/DRAM Ratio
This item will allow you to adjust the ratio of FSB to memory.
Adjusted DRAM Frequency (MHz)
It shows the adjusted DDR Memory frequency. Read-only.
Auto Disable DRAM /PCI Frequency
W hen set to [Enabled], the system will remove (turn off) clocks from empty DIMM and
PCI slots to minimize the electromagnetic interference (EMI).
CPU Voltage (V) / DRAM Voltage (V) / NB Voltage (V) / VTT FSB Voltage(V)
/ SB Voltage (V)
These items are used to asjust the voltage of CPU, Memory, FSB and chipset.
Spread Spectrum
W hen the mainboard’s clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes) of the
pulses create EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread Spectrum function
reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the spikes of the pulses
are reduced to flatter curves. If you do not have any EMI problem, leave the setting at
Disabled for optimal system stability and performance. But if you are plagued by EMI,
set to Enabled for EMI reduction. Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are
overclocking because even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clock
speed which may just cause your overclocked processor to lock up.
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Important
1. If you do not have any EMI problem, leave the setting at [Disabled] for
optimal system stability and performance. But if you are plagued by EMI,
select the value of Spread Spectrum for EMI reduction.
2. The greater the Spread Spectrum value is, the greater the EMI is reduced,
and the system will become less stable. For the most suitable Spread
Spectrum value, please consult your local EMI regulation.
3. Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are overclocking because
even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clock speed which
may just cause your overclocked processor to lock up.
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USER SETTINGS
Save Settings 1/ 2
These items are used to save the settings set by yourself to CMOS.
Load Settings 1/ 2
These items are available after you save your settings in Save Settings 1/ 2 items
, and are used to load the settings from CMOS.
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Load Fail-Safe/ Optimized Defaults
The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS settings to
the default Fail-Safe or Optimized values. The Optimized Defaults are the default
values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the
mainboard. The Fail-Safe Defaults are the default values set by the BIOS vendor for
stable system performance.
W hen you select Load Fail-Safe Defaults, a message as below appears:
Selecting Ok and pressing Enter loads the BIOS default values for the most stable,
minimal system performance.
W hen you select Load Optimized Defaults, a message as below appears:
Selecting Ok and pressing Enter loads the default factory settings for optimal system
performance.
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Appendix A
Realtek ALC888 Audio
The Realtek ALC888 provides 10-channel DAC that simultaneously supports 7.1 sound playback and 2 channels of independent s tereo s ound output (multiple
streaming) through the Front-Out-Left and Front-OutRight channels.
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Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver
You need to install the HD audio driver for Realtek ALC888 codec to function properly
before you can get access to 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- channel or 7.1+2 channel audio operations.
Follow the procedures described below to install the drivers for different operating
systems.
Installation for Windows XP/ Vista
For W indows ® XP, you must install W indows ® XP Service Pack1 or later before
installing the driver.
The following illustrations are based on W indows ® XP environment and could look
slightly different if you install the drivers in different operating systems.
1. Insert the application CD into the CD-ROM drive. The setup screen will automatically appear.
2. Click Realtek HD Audio Driver.
Click here
Important
The HD Audio Configuration software utility is under continuous update to
enhance audio applications. Hence, the program screens shown here in this
section may be slightly different from the latest software utility and shall be
held for reference only.
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3. Click Next to install the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver.
Click here
4. Click Finish to restart the system.
S el ec t t hi s
option
Click here
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Software Configuration
After installing the audio driver, you are able to use the 2-, 4-, 6- or 8- channel audio
from the system tray at the lower-right corner of
feature now. Click the audio icon
the screen to activate the HD Audio Configuration. It is also available to enable the
HD Audio Configuration by clicking the Realtek HD Audio M anager from the
Control Panel.
Double click
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Sound Effect
Here you can select a sound effect you like from the Environment list.
Environment Simulation
You will be able to enjoy different sound experience by pulling down the arrow,
several kinds of sound effect will be shown for selection. Realtek HD Audio Sound
Manager also provides five popular settings “Stone Corridor”, “Bathroom”, “Sewer
pipe”, “Arena” and “Audio Corridor” for quick enjoyment.
You may choose the provided sound effects, and the equalizer will adjust automatically.
If you like, you may also load an equalizer setting or make an new equalizer setting to
save as an new one by using the “Load EQ Setting” and “Save Preset” button,
click “Reset EQ Setting” button to use the default value, or click “Delete EQ Setting” button to remove a preset EQ setting.
There are also other pre-set equalizer models for you to choose by clicking “Others”
under the Equalizer part.
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Equalizer Selection
Equalizer frees users from default settings; users may create their owned preferred
settings by utilizing this tool.
10 bands of equalizer, ranging from 100Hz to 16KHz.
Save
The settings are saved
permanently for future
use
Reset
10 bands of equalizer
would go back to the default setting
Enable / Disable
To disable, you can temporarily s top the sound
effect without losing the
settings
Lo ad
W henever you would like to
use preload settings, simply
click this, the whole list will
be shown for your selection.
Delete
To delete the pre-saved settings which are created from previous steps.
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Frequently Used Equalizer Setting
Realtek recognizes the needs that you might have. By leveraging our long experience
at audio field, Realtek HD Audio Sound Manager provides you certain optimized equalizer settings that are frequently used for your quick enjoyment.
[How to Use It]
Other than the buttons “Pop” “Live” “Club” & “Rock” shown on the page, to pull down
the arrow in “Others”, you will find more optimized settings available to you.
Karaoke M ode
Karaoke mode brings Karaoke fun back home. Simply using the music you usually
play, Karaoke mode can help you eliminate the vocal of the song or adjust the key to
accommodate your range.
1.Vocal Cancellation: Single click on “Voice Cancellation”, the vocal of the song would
be eliminated, while the background music is still in place, and you can be that
singer!
2.Key Adjustment: Using “Up / Down Arrow” to find a key which better fits your vocal
range.
Raise the key
Remov e the
human voice
Lower the key
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Mixer
In the Mixer part, you may adjust the volumes of the rear and front panels individually.
1. Adjust Volume
You can adjust the volume of the speakers that you plugged in front or rear panel by
select the Realtek HD Audio rear output or Realtek HD Audio front output
items.
Important
Before set up, please make sure the playback devices are well plugged in the
jacks on the rear or front panel. The Realtek HD Audio front output item
will appear after you plugging the speakers into the jacks on the front panel.
2. Multi-Stream Function
ALC888 supports an outstanding feature called Multi-Stream, which means you may
play different audio sources simultaneously and let them output respectively from the
indicated real panel or front panel. This feature is very helpful when 2 people are
using the same computer together for different purposes.
Click the
button and the Mixer ToolBox menu will appear. Then check the Enable
playback multi-streaming and click OK to save the setup.
Important
If you use AC97 front panel, the device have to be plugged into the jacks on
the panel before enable the multi-stream function.
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W hen you are playing the first audio source (for example: use W indows Media
Player to play DVD/VCD), the output will be played from the rear panel, which is the
default setting.
Then you must to select the Realtek HD Audio front output from the scroll list
first, and use a different program to play the second audio source (for example: use
Winamp to play MP3 files). You will find that the second audio source (MP3 music) will
come out from the Line-Out audio jack of Front Panel.
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3. Playback control
Playback device
Tool
Mute
This function is to let you freely decide which ports to
output the sound. And this is essential when multistreaming playback enabled.
- Realtek HD Audio Rear Output
- Realtek HD Audio Front Output
M u te
You may choose to mute single or multiple volume controls or to completely mute
sound output.
Tool
- Show the following volume controls
This is to let you freely decide which volume control items to be displayed.
- Advanced controls
- Enable playback multi-streaming
W ith this function, you will be able to have an audio chat with your friends via
headphone (stream 1 from front panel) while still have music (stream 2 from back
panel) in play. At any given period, you can have maximum 2 streams operating
simultaneously.
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4. Recording control
Tool
Mute
Recording device
-Back Line in/Mic, Front Line in
-Realtek HD Audio Input
M u te
You may choose to mute single or multiple volume controls or to completely mute
sound input.
Tool
- Show the following volume controls
This is to let you freely decide which volume control items to be displayed.
- Enable recording multi-streaming
Important
ALC888 allows you to record the CD, Line, Mic and Stereo Mix channels
simultaneously, frees you from mixing efforts. At any given period, you may
choose 1 of the following 4 channels to record.
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Audio I/O
In this tab, you can easily configure your multi-channel audio function and speakers.
You can choose a desired multi-channel operation here.
a. Headphone for the common headphone
b. 2CH Speaker for Stereo-Speaker Output
c. 4CH Speaker for 4-Speaker Output
d. 6CH Speaker for 5.1-Speaker Output
e. 8CH Speaker for 7.1-Speaker Output
Speaker Configuration:
1. Plug the speakers in the corresponding jack.
2. Dialogue “connected device” will pop up for your selection. Please select the
device you have plugged in.
- If the device is being plugged into the correct jack, you will be able to find the icon
beside the jack changed to the one that is same as your device.
- If not correct, Realtek HD Audio Manager will guide you to plug the device into the
correct jack.
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Connector Settings
Click
to access connector settings.
Disable front panel jack detection (option)
Find no function on front panel jacks? Please check if front jacks on your system are
so-called AC’97 jacks. If so, please check this item to disable front panel jack detection.
M ute rear panel output when front headphone plugged in.
Enable auto popup dialogue, when device has been plugged in
Once this item checked, the dialog “Connected device” would automatically pop up
when device plugged in.
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S/PDIF
Short for Sony/Philips Digital Interface, a standard audio file transfer format. S/PDIF
allows the transfer of digital audio signals from one device to another without having
to be converted first to an analog format. Maintaining the viability of a digital signal
prevents the quality of the signal from degrading when it is converted to analog.
Output Sampling Rate
44.1KHz: This is recommend while playing CD.
48KHz: This is recommended while playing DVD or Dolby.
96KHz: This is recommended while playing DVD-Audio.
192KHz: This is recommended while playing High quality Audio.
Output Source
Output digital audio source: The digital audio format (such as .wav, .mp3,.midi etc)
will come out through S/PDIF-Out.
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Test Speakers
You can select the speaker by clicking it to test its functionality. The one you select
will light up and make testing sound. If any speaker fails to make sound, then check
whether the cable is inserted firmly to the connector or replace the bad speakers
with good ones. Or you may click the auto test
button to test the sounds of
each speaker automatically.
Center
Front Left
Front Right
Side Right
Side Left
Rear Left
Subwoof er
Rear Right
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Microphone
In this tab you may set the function of the microphone. Select the Noise Suppression to remove the possible noise during recording, or select Acoustic Echo Cancellation to cancel the acoustic echo during recording.
Acoustic Echo Cancellation prevents playback sound from being recorded by
microphone together with your sound. For example, you might have chance to use
VOIP function through Internet with your friends. The voice of your friend will come
out from speakers (playback). However, the voice of your friend might also be
recorded into your microphone then go back to your friend through Internet. In that
case, your friend will hear his /her own voic e again. W ith AEC(Ac oustic Echo
Cancellation) enabled at your side, your friend can enjoy the benefit with less echo.
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3D Audio Demo
In this tab you may adjust your 3D positional audio before playing 3D audio applications like gaming. You may also select different environment to choose the most
suitable environment you like.
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Information
In this tab it provides some information about this HD Audio Configuration utility,
including Audio Driver Version, DirectX Version, Audio Controller & Audio Codec. You
may also select the language of this utility by choosing from the Language list.
Also there is a selection Show icon in system tray. Switch it on and an icon
will show in the system tray. Right-click on the icon and the Audio Accessories
dialogue box will appear which provides several multimedia features for you to take
advantage of.
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Hardware Setup
Connecting the Speakers
W hen you have set the Multi-Channel Audio Function mode properly in the software
utility, connect your speakers to the correct phone jacks in accordance with the
setting in software utility.
n 2-Channel M ode for Stereo-Speaker Output
1
4
2
5
3
6
1
Line In
2
Line Out (Front channels)
3
MIC
4
No function
5
No function
6
No function
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n 4-Channel M ode for 4-Speaker Output
1
4
2
5
3
6
1
Line In
2
Line Out (Front channels)
3
MIC
4
Line Out (Rear channels)
5
No function
6
No function
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n 6-Channel M ode for 6-Speaker Output
1
2
4
5
3
6
1
Line In
2
Line Out (Front channels)
3
MIC
4
Line Out (Rear channels)
5
Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel)
6
No function
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n 8-Channel M ode for 8-Speaker Output
1
2
4
5
3
6
1
Line In
2
Line Out (Front channels)
3
MIC
4
Line Out (Rear channels)
5
Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel)
6
Line Out (Side channels)
Important
To enable 7.1 channel audio-out function on Vista operating system, you have to
install the Realtek Audio Driver. Or, the mainboard will support 5.1 channel
audio-out only.
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Dual Core Center
Appendix B
Dual Core Center
Dual CoreCenter, the most useful and powerful utility
that MSI has spent muc h researc h and ef forts to
develop, helps users to monitor or configure the hardware status of MSI Mainboard & MSI Graphics card in
windows, such as CPU/GPU clock, voltage, fan speed
and temperature. The appearance in this appendix are
for reference only. The available functions will different depend on the devices you installed.
Before you install the Dual CoreCenter, please make
sure the system has meet the following requirements:
1. Intel Pentium4 / Celeron, AMD Athlon XP/ Sempron or
compatible CPU with PCI Express slot.
2. 256MB system memory.
3. CD-ROM drive for software installation.
4. Operation system: W indows XP.
5. DotNet Frame Work 2.0
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Activating Dual Core Center
Once you have your Dual Core Center installed (locate the setup source file in the
setup CD accompanying with your mainboard, path: Utility --> MSI Utility --> Dual
Core Center), it will have an icon
in the system tray, a short cut icon on the
desktop, and a short cut path in your “Start-up” menu. You may double-click on each
icon to enable Dual Core Center.
short-cut icon in the system tray
short-cut path in the start-up menu
( path: S t ar t- - >P r ograms - - >MSI - - >
DualCoreCenter-->DualCoreCenter)
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Main
Before using this utility, we have to remind you: only when installing the MSI V044
(V044 has to install with the version 8.26 or newer driver)/ V046 or V060 graphics
card can activate the full function of this utility. If you install a graphics card of other
brand, only hardware status of the MSI mainboard would be available.
Introduction:
Click each button appearing above to enter sub-menu to make further configuration
or to execute the function.
MB
Click MB button to read current CPU temperature, FSB and CPU clock of
mainboard will show below.
VGA
Click VGA button to read current GPU temperature, GPU clock and memory
clock of graphics card will show below.
DO T
Click DOT button to enable or disable the Dynamic Overclocking Technology.
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AV/ Game/ Office/ Silence/ Cool
MSI provides five common settings for different environments. The settings
had been set to optimal values to reac h better performanc e in eac h
environment. Click the button you need.
Important
Before clicking the AV/ Game/ Office/ Silence or Cool button, select Smooth
mode or Sharp mode to decide whether you want the system to reach the
optimal values smoothly or quickly.
Sharp mode
Smooth mode
Clock
In this sub-menu, you can adjust and monitor the clocks of MB and graphics
card.
Voltage
In this sub-menu, you can adjust and monitor the voltages of MB and graphics
card.
FAN Speed
In this sub-menu, you can adjust and monitor the fan speeds of MB and
graphics card.
Temperature
In this sub-menu, you can monitor the temperatures of MB and graphics card.
User Profile
In this sub-menu, you can set the values of clock, voltage and fan speed by
your need and save them in a profile. You can save 3 profiles for further use.
Important
Click on the icon
, the clock, voltage, fan, and temperature buttons will
appear beside the icon.
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DOT (Dynamic OverClocking)
Dynamic Overclocking Technology is an automatic overclocking function, included in
the MSITM ’s newly developed Dual CoreCenter Technology. It is designed to detect the
loading of CPU/ GPU while running programs, and to over-clock automatically. When
the motherboard detects that the loading of CPU is exceed the default threshold for a
time, it will speed up the CPU and fan automatically to make the system run smoother
and faster. W hen the graphics card detects that the loading of GPU is exceed the
default threshold for a time, it will speed up the GPU, memory, fan and voltage
automatically to make the system run smoother and faster. W hen the CPU/ GPU is
temporarily suspending or staying in low loading balance, it will restore the default
settings instead. Usually the Dynamic Overclocking Technology will be powered only
when users' PC runs huge amount of data, like 3D games or video process, and the
motherboard/ graphicd card need to be boosted up to enhance the overall performance.
There will be several selections when you click the DOT rate button (include increase
rate
and decrease
rate buttons), to select the DOT level, then you have to
click the DOT button
to apply the DOT function.
DOT FSB-UP
Rate button
DOT FSB-DOWN
Rate button
Important
Even though the Dynamic Overclocking Technology is more stable than
manual overclocking, basically, it is still risky. We suggest user to make
sure that your CPU can afford to overclock regularly first. If you find the PC
appears to be unstable or reboot incidentally, it's better to lower the level of
overclocking options. By the way, if you need to conduct overclocking
manually, please do not to apply the DOT function.
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Clock
In the Clock sub-menu, you can see clock status (including FSB/ CPU clock of
mainboard and GPU/ memory clock of graphics card) of your system. And you can
select desired value for overclocking. There will be several items for you to select for
overclocking after you click
button. You can click the plus sign button
to increase the clock, or click the minus sign button
to decrease the clock. And
finally, click the Apply button to apply the values adjusted. If you do not want to apply
the adjustments, click the Cancel button to cancel. Or click the Default button to
restore the default values.
On the underside, it shows the graphs of the clocks. Only the curves of the item
which the button is lit up with red color will be shown.
Important
In the user profile, clicking the Save button can save the changes to it. In the
default profile, the Save button is not available.
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Voltage
In the Voltage sub-menu, you can see voltage status (including Vcore, memory, GPU
voltage... etc.) of your system, and you can select desired value for overclocking. It
will show several items to select for overclocking after you click the
button.
You can click the plus sign button
to increase the voltage, or click the minus sign
button
to decrease. And finally, click the Apply button to apply the adjustments.
If you do not want to apply the adjustments, click the Cancel button to cancel. Or click
the Default button to restore the default values.
On the underside, it shows the graphs of the voltages. Only the curves of the item
which the button is lit up with red color will be shown.
Important
In the user profile, clicking the Save button can save the changes to it. In the
default profile, the Save button is not available.
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FAN Speed
In the FAN Speed sub-menu, you can read fan status of your system. Select higher
speed for better cooling effect. There are several sections for you to change the fan
speed to a section after clicking
button. Click the plus sign button
to
increase the fan speed to a section, or click the minus sign button
to decrease.
Or click the Default button to restore the default values.
On the underside, it shows the graphs of the fan speed. Only the curves of the item
which the button is lit up with red color will be shown.
Important
1. When you set the fan speed manually, please make sure to disabled the
“CPU Smart FAN Target” item in the BIOS.
2. In the user profile, clicking the Save button can save the changes to it. In
the default profile, the Save button is not available.
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Temperature
In the Temperature sub-menu, you can see temperature status of your system.
On the underside, it shows the graphs of the temperatures. Only the curves of the
item which the button is lit up with red color will be shown.
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User Profile
In the User Profile sub-menu, click the setting button that besides the user profile
bar, and the next screen will appear.
Here you can define the clock/ fan speed/ voltage by your need, click the
button to choose a value quickly, or click the plus
/ minus sign
button to
increase/ decrease the value.
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Use the draw bar to set the max system temperature. W hen the system temperature
exceeds the threshold you defined, the system will pop up a warning message and
shut down the system.
Use the draw bar to set the minimal fan speed. When the fan speed is lower than the
threshold you defined, the system will pop up a warning message.
After setting all values you need, you can change the user profile name in the box
then click the save button
to save all changes in a profile.
Finally, you can choose the user profile by click the button in the left side and click the
Apply button to load the user profile.
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Appendix C
Intel ICH10R SATA RAID
This appendix will assist users in configuring and enabling RAID functionality on platforms
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ICH10R Introduction
The ICH10R provides a hybrid solution that combines 6 independent SATAII ports for
support of up to 6 Serial ATAII (Serial ATAII RAID) drives.
Serial ATAII (SATAII) is the latest generation of the ATA interface. SATA hard drives
deliver blistering transfer speeds up to 3Gb/s. Serial ATA uses long, thin cables,
making it easier to connect your drive and improving the airflow inside your PC. The
most outstanding features are:
1. Supports 3Gb/s transfers with CRC error checking.
2. Supports Hot-plug-n-play feature.
3. Data handling optimizations including tagged command queuing, elevator
seek and packet chain command.
Intel® ICH10R offers RAID level 0 (Striping), RAID level 1 (Mirroring and Duplexing),
RAID level 5 (Block Interleaved Distributed Parity), RAID level 10 (A Stripe of Mirrors)
, Intel® Martix Storage Technology and Intel® Rapid Recover Technology.
RAID 0 breaks the data into blocks which are written to separate hard drives. Spreading
the hard drive I/O load across independent channels greatly improves I/O performance.
RAID 1 provides data redundancy by mirroring data between the hard drives and
provides enhanced read performance.
RAID 5 Provides data striping at the byte level and also stripe error correction
information. This results in excellent performance and good fault tolerance. Level 5 is
one of the most popular implementations of RAID.
RAID 10 Not one of the original RAID levels, multiple RAID 1 mirrors are created, and
a RAID 0 stripe is created over these.
Intel Matrix RAID Technology is the advanced ability for two RAID volumes to share
the combined space of two hard drives being used in unison.
Intel Rapid Recover Technology utilizes RAID 1 functionality to copy data from a
designated Master drive to a designated Recovery drive. The size of the Mater drive
must be less than or equal to the size of the Recovery drive. W hen a Recovery
volume is created, complete capacity of the Master drive will be used as the Master
volume. Only one Recovery Volume can exist on a system. There are 2 methods of
updating the data on the Master to the Recovery drive. They are Continuous Update
Policy and On Request Update Policy.
Important
The least number of hard drives for RAID 0, RAID 1, Recovery or Matrix
mode is 2. The least number of hard drives for RAID 10 mode is 4. And the
least number of hard drives for RAID 5 mode is 3.
All the information/ volumes/ pictures listed in your system might differ from
the illustrations in this appendix.
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BIOS Configuration
The Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM should be integrated with the system
BIOS on all motherboards with a supported Intel chipset. The Intel Matrix Stroage
Manager Option ROM is the Intel RAID implementation and provides BIOS and DOS
disk services. Please use <Ctrl> + <I> keys to enter the “Intel(R) RAID for Serial ATA”
status screen, which should appear early in system boot-up, during the POST
(Power-On Self Test). Also, you need to enable the RAID function in BIOS to create,
delete and reset RAID volumes.
Using the Intel Matrix Stroage Manager Option ROM
1. Creating, Deleting and Resetting RAID Volumes:
The Serial ATA RAID volume may be configured using the RAID Configuration utility
stored within the Intel RAID Option ROM. During the Power-On Self Test (POST), the
following message will appear for a few seconds:
Important
The “Driver Model”, “Serial #” and “Size” in the following example might be
different from your system.
After the above message shows, press <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously to enter
the RAID Configuration Utility.
Important
The following procedure is only available with a newly-built system or if you
are reinstalling your OS. It should not be used to migrate an existing system
to RAID.
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After pressing the <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously, the following window will
appear:
(1) Create RAID Volume
1.
2.
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Select option 1 “Create RAID Volume” and press <Enter> key. The following
screen appears. Then in the Name field, specify a RAID Volume name and
then press the <TAB> or <Enter> key to go to the next field.
Use the arrow keys to select the RAID level best suited to your usage model
in RAID Level.
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3.
In the Disk field, press <Enter> key and the following screen appears. Use
<Space> key to select the disks you want to create for the RAID volume, then
click <Enter> key to finish selection.
4.
Then select the strip value for the RAID array by using the “upper arrow” or
“down arrow” keys to scroll through the available values, and pressing the
<Enter> key to select and advance to the next field. The available values
range from 4KB to 128 KB in power of 2 increments. The strip value should be
chosen based on the planned drive usage. Here are some typical values:
RAID0 – 128KB
RAID10 – 64KB
RAID5 – 64KB
Then select the capacity of the volume in the Capacity field. The default
value is the maximum volume capacity of the selected disks.
5.
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Important
Since you want to create two volumes (Intel Matrix RAID Technology), this
default size (maximum) needs to be reduced. Type in a new size for the first
volume. As an example: if you want the first volume to span the first half of the
two disks, re-type the size to be half of what is shown by default. The second
volume, when created, will automatically span the remainder of two hard
drives.
6. Then the following screen appears for you to confirm if you are sure to
create the RAID volume. Press <Y> to continue.
7. Then the following screen appears to indicate that the creation is finished.
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(2) Delete RAID Volume
Here you can delete the RAID volume, but please be noted that all data on RAID
drives will be lost.
Important
If your system currently boots to RAID and you delete the RAID volume in the
Intel RAID Option ROM, your system will become unbootable.
Select option 2 Delete RAID Volume from the main menu window and press
<Enter> key to select a RAID volume for deletion. Then press <Delete> key to
delete the selected RAID volume. The following screen appears.
Press <Y> key to accept the volume deletion.
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(3) Reset Disks to Non-RAID
Select option 3 Reset Disks to Non-RAID and press <Enter> to delete the RAID
volume and remove any RAID structures from the drives. The following screen
appears:
Press <Y> key to accept the selection.
Important
1. You will lose all data on the RAID drives and any internal RAID structures
when you perform this operation.
2. Possible reasons to ‘Reset Disks to Non-RAID’ could include issues such
as incompatible RAID configurations or a failed volume or failed disk.
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(4) Recovery Volume Options
Select option 4 Recovery Volume Options and press <Enter> to change recovery
volume mode. The following screen appears:
Recovery mode will change from Continuous Update to On-Request after you enable
Only Recovery Disk or Only Master Disk.
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Install Driver in Windows Vista / XP / 2000
† New Windows Vista / XP / 2000 Installation
The following details the installation of the drivers while installing W indows XP /
2000.
1. W hen you start installing Windows XP and older operating systems, you may
encounter a message stating, “Setup could not determine the type of one or
more mass storage devices installed in your system”. If this is the case, then
you are already in the right place and are ready to supply the driver. If this is
not the case, then press F6 when prompted at the beginning of W indows
setup.
2. Press the “S” key to select “Specify Additional Device”.
3. You should be prompted to insert a floppy disk containing the Intel® RAID
driver into the A: drive.
Note: For W indows Vista you can use Floppy, CD/DVD or USB.
Important
Please follow the instruction below to make an “Intel ® RAID Driver” for
yourself.
1. Insert the MSI CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click the “Browse CD” on the Setup screen.
3. Copy all the contents in \\IDE\Intel\ICH10R\Floppy to a formatted floppy
diskette.
4. The driver diskette for Intel® ICH10R RAID Controller is done.
4. For W indows Vista:
During the Operating system installation, after selecting the location to install
Vista click on “Load Driver” button to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
5. W hen prompted, insert the floppy disk or media (Floppy, CD/DVD or USB) you
created in step 3 and press Enter.
6. You should be shown a list of available SCSI Adapters. This list should
include “Intel(R) 82801HEM SATA RAID Controller(ICH8M-E)” when the system
is in RAID mode and “Intel(R) 82801HEM SATA AHCI Controller(ICH8M-E)” or
“Intel(R) 82801HBM SATA AHCI Controller(ICH8M)” when the system is in
AHCI mode.
7. Select the appropriate Intel RAID controller and press ENTER.
8. The next screen should confirm that you have selected the Intel ® RAID
controller. Press ENTER again to continue.
9. You have successfully installed the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager driver, and
W indows setup should continue.
10. Leave the disk in the floppy drive until the system reboots itself. W indows
setup will need to copy the files from the floppy again after the RAID volume
is formatted, and W indows setup starts copying files.
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† Existing Windows Vista/XP/2000 Driver Installation
1. Insert the MSI CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. The CD will auto-run and the setup screen will appear.
3. Under the Driver tab, click on Intel IAA RAID Edition.
4. The drivers will be automatically installed.
† Confirming Windows Vista/XP/2000 Driver Installation
1. From W indows Vista/XP/2000, open the Control Panel from My Computer
followed by the System icon.
2. Choose the Hardware tab, then click the Device M anager tab.
3. Click the "+" in front of the SCSI and RAID Controllers hardware type. The
driver Intel(R) ICH10R SATA RAID Controller should appear.
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Installing Software
Install Intel Matrix Storage Console
The Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition driver may be used to operate the hard
drive from which the system is booting or a hard drive that contains important data.
For this reason, you cannot remove or un-install this driver from the system after
installation; however, you will have the ability to un-install all other non-driver
components.
Insert the MSI CD and click on the Intel IAA RAID Editor to install the software.
Click on this item
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The InstallShield Wizard will begin automatically for installation showed as following:
Click on the Next button to proceed the installation in the welcoming window.
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The window shows the components to be installed. Click Next button to continue.
After reading the license agreement in the following window, click Yes button to
continue.
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The following window appears to show the Readme File Information. It shows the
system requirements and installation information.
Once the installation is complete, the following window appears.
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RAID Migration Instructions
The Intel Matrix Storage Console offers the flexibility to upgrade from a single Serial
ATA (SATA) hard drive to RAID configuration when an additional SATA hard drive is
added to the system. This process will create a new RAID volume from an existing
disk. However, several important steps must be followed at the time the system is
first configured in order to take advantage of RAID when upgrading to a second
SATA hard drive:
1. BIOS must be configured for RAID before installing W indows on the single
SATA hard drive. Refer to On-Chip ATA Devices for properly setting of
the BIOS.
2. Install the Intel Application Accelerator RAID Driver during W indows Setup.
Refer to Installing Software for instructions on installing the driver during W indows Setup.
3. Install the Intel Matrix Storage Console after the operating system is installed.
To create a volume from an existing disk, complete the following steps:
Important
A Create from Existing Disk operation will delete all existing data from the
added disk and the data cannot be recovered. It is critical to backup all
important data on the added disk before proceeding. However, during the
migration process, the data on the source disk is preserved.
After the Intel Matrix Storage Console has been successfully installed and the system has rebooted, click on the Intel Application Accelerator shortcut link (Start --> All
Programs --> Intel M atrix Storage Manager --> Intel Matrix Storage Console)
and the following window will appear:
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Create RAID Volume from Existing Disk
To create a RAID volume from an existing disk, choose Action --> Create RAID
Volume from Existing Hard Drive.
The Create RAID Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard pops up to lead you
for the following procedure. Click Next to continue.
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(1) Configure Volume
Here you can configure the new RAID volume by entering the volume name, selecting
the RAID level and strip size.
† RAID Volume Name:
A desired RAID volume name needs to be typed in where the ‘RAID_Volume1’ text
currently appears above. The RAID volume name has a maximum limit of 16 characters.
The RAID volume name must also be in English alphanumeric ASCII characters.
† RAID Level:
Select the desired RAID level:
RAID 0 (Performance) – A volume optimized for performance will allow you to
access your data more quickly.
RAID 1 (Redundancy) – A volume optimized for data redundancy will provide
you with a realtime duplicate copy of your data. Note:
Only half of the available volume space will be available for data storage.
RAID 5 (Useful) –
RAID 5 can be used on three or more disks, with zero
or more spare-disks. The resulting RAID-5 device size
will be (N-1)*S, where N is the how many drive, S is the
size of the smallest drive in the array. If one of the disks
fail, all data are still intact. It can rebuild the disk from
the parity information. If spare disks are available, reconstruction will begin immediately after the device
failure. If two disks fail simultaneously, all data are lost.
RAID-5 can survive one disk failure, but not two or
more. Both read and wri te perf ormanc e us ually
increase, but can be hard to predict how much. Reads
are similar to RAID-0 reads, writes can be either rather
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expensive (requiring read-in prior to write, in order to
be able to calculate the correct parity information), or
similar to RAID-1 writes. The write efficiency depends
heavily on the amount of memory in the machine, and
the usage pattern of the array. Heavily scattered writes
are bound to be more expensive.
RAID 10 (Mirrored Stripes) – A RAID 1 array of two RAID 0 arrays.
† Strip Sizes:
Select the desired strip size setting. As indicated, the optimal setting is 128KB. Selecting any other option may result in performance degradation. Even though 128KB
is the recommended setting for most users, you should choose the strip size value
which is best suited to your specific RAID usage model. The most typical strip size
settings are:
4KB: For specialized usage models requiring 4KB strips
8KB: For specialized usage models requiring 8KB strips
16KB: Best for sequential transfers
32KB: Good for sequential transfers
64KB: Good general purpose strip size
128KB: Best performance for most desktops and workstations
(2) Select the source disk
Then select the source disk that you wish to use and then click “--->” to move it to the
Selected field. Then click Next to continue.
It is very important to note which disk is the source disk (the one containing all of the
information to be migrated) and which one is the target disk. On a RAID Ready
system, this can be determined by making a note during POST of which port the single
disk is attached to.
You can also use the Intel Application Accelerator RAID Edition utility before the
second disk is installed to verify the Port and serial number of the drive that contains
all the data.
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(3) Select Member Hard Drive(s)
Then select the member disk (the target disk) that you wish to use and then click “-->” to move it to the Selected field. Then click Next to continue.
Please note that the existing data on the selected hard drive(s) will be deleted
permanently. Do not forget to back up all the important data before continuing.
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(4) Specify Volume Size
Specify the amount of available array space to be used by the new RAID volume. You
may enter the amount in the space or use the slider to specify. It is recommended you
use 100% of the available space for the optimized usage. For RAID 0 volume, if you
do not specify 100% of the hard drive space, the rest hard drive space will be
worked as RAID 1 volume, which is the new technology called Intel Matrix RAID. Then
click Next to continue.
(5) Start Creating RAID Volume from Existing Hard Drive Wizard
Before you continue the procedure of RAID volume creation from existing hard drive,
read the dialogue box below carefully. Please note that once you click Finish, the
existing data on the selected hard drive(s) will be deleted permanently and this
operation cannot be undone. It is critical that you backup all important data before
selecting Finish to start the migration process.
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(6) Start Migration
The migration process may take up to two hours to complete depending on the size
of the disks being used and the strip size selected. A dialogue window will appear
stating that the migration process may take considerable time to complete, meanwhile
a popup dialogue at the taskbar will also show the migration status. While you can still
continue using your computer during the migration process, once the migration process starts, it cannot be stopped. If the migration process gets interrupted and your
system is rebooted for any reason, it will pick up the migration process where it left
off. You will be provided with an estimated completion time (the remaining time will
depend on your system) once the migration process starts.
The following screen appears if the migration process is completed successfully.
Then you have to reboot your system to use the full capacity of the new volume.
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Recovery Volume Creation
A recovery volume can be created using either Basic mode or Advanced mode in the
Intel Matrix Storage Console.
Recovery Volume in Basic Mode Creation
Important
Creating a recovery volume will permanently delete any existing data
on the drive selected as the recovery drive. Back up all important
data before beginning these steps.
This option may or may not be available depending on your sy s tem
configuration. If you do not see the option listed, refer to Recovery Volume
Creation in Advanced Mode.
To create a recovery volume in Basic mode, use the following steps:
(1) Open the Intel Matrix Storage Console. (Start --> All Programs --> Intel Matrix
Storage M anager --> Intel M atrix Storage Console)
(2) Select Protect data using IntelR Rapid Recover Technology.
(3) Select Yes to confirm volume creation.
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Recovery Volume in Advanced Mode Creation
Important
Creating a recovery volume will permanently delete any existing data
on the drive selected as the recovery drive. Back up all important
data before beginning these steps.
To create a recovery volume in Advanced mode, use the following steps:
(1) Open the Intel Matrix Storage Console. (Start --> All Programs --> Intel Matrix
Storage M anager --> Intel M atrix Storage Console)
(2) Select Advanced Mode in the View menu.
(3) Select Create Recovery Volume in the Actions menu.
(4) Select Next to continue.
(5) Modify the recovery volume name if you wish.
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(6) Select a hard drive to be used as the master hard drive for the recovery volume.
(7) Select a hard drive to be used as the recovery hard drive for the recovery
volume.
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(8) Select an update policy.
(9) Select Finish to begin recovery volume creation.
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Degraded RAID Array
A RAID 1, RAID 5 or RAID 10 volume is reported as degraded when one of its hard
drive members fails or is temporarily disconnected, and data mirroring is lost. As a
result, the system can only utilize theremaining functional hard drive member. To reestablish data mirroring and restore data redundancy, refer to the procedure below
that corresponds to the current situation.
Missing Hard Drive Member
1. Make sure the system is powered off.
2. Reconnect the hard drive.
3. Reboot the system to W indows; the rebuild will occur automatically.
Failed Hard Drive Member
1. Make sure the system is powered off.
2. Replace the failed hard drive with a new one that is of equal or greater
capacity.
3. Reboot the system to Intel RAID Option ROM by press <Ctrl> and <I> keys
simultaneously during the Power-On Self Test (POST).
4. Select the port of the destination disk for rebuilding, and then press ENTER.
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5. Exit Intel RAID Option ROM, and then reboot to W indows system.
6. W hen prompted to rebuild the RAID volume, click 'Yes'.
7. The Intel(R) Storage Utility will be launched. Right-click the new hard drive and
select 'Rebuild to this Disk'. The 'Rebuild W izard' will be launched which will
guide you through the process of rebuilding to the new hard drive.
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Appendix D
JMicron RAID Introduction
This appendix will assist users in configuring and
enabling RAID functionality on platforms
The JMicron RAID solution supports RAID level 0
(striping), RAID level 1 (mirroring), RAID level 10
(striping and mirroring) and JBOD (Concatenate).
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JMicron JMB363 offers RAID level 0 (Striping), RAID level 1 (Mirroring and Duplexing),
RAID level 10 (A Stripe of Mirrors) and JBOD (Concatenate).
RAID 0 breaks the data into blocks which are written to separate hard drives. Spreading
the hard drive I/O load across independent channels greatly improves I/O performance.
RAID 1 provides data redundancy by mirroring data between the hard drives and
provides enhanced read performance. RAID 10 Not one of the original RAID levels,
multiple RAID 1 mirrors are created, and a RAID 0 stripe is created over these. JBOD
provides a method for combining drives of different sizes into one large disk.
Important
The least number of hard drives for RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD mode is 2. The
least number of hard drives for RAID 10 mode is 4.
All the information/ volumes/ pictures listed in your system might differ from
the illustrations in this appendix. And this mainboard supports RAID 0/ RAID
1 or JBOD mode only.
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JMicron RAID BIOS Utility
Be sure to set RAID mode for the JMicron 36x ATA Controller in BIOS before
configuring the JMicron BIOS utility. After that, save the configuration and exit. During
boot up (POST), press CTRL+J to enter the JMicron BIOS RAID utility.
The RAID Utility menu screen will be displayed. A brief description of each section is
presented below.
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Create RAID Disk Drive - Create a new legacy RAID set.
Delete RAID Disk Drive - Delete a legacy RAID set.
Revert HDD to Non-RAID - Revert an existed-RAID HDD to non-RAID.
Solve Mirror Conflict - Sovle a mirror conflict.
Rebuild Mirror Drive - Rebuild data, when RAID 1 or RAID 10 data mirroring is lost.
Save And Exit Setup - Save all settings and exit the BIOS utility.
Exit W ithout Saving - Exit the BIOS utility without any saving.
Hard Disk Driver List
The menu shows the model number and capacities of the drives physically
attached to the SATAII & PATA ports.
RAID Disk Driver List
The menu shows the current configuration of RAID set.
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Creating RAID set
1. Select “Create RAID Disk Drive”. Then press <Enter>.
2. Then in the Name field, specify a RAID set name and then press the <Enter> to go
to the next field.
3. Choose a 0-Striped, a 1-Mirror, or a JBOD-Concatenate combination set and then
press <Enter> to go to the next step.
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4. In the Hard Disk Disk List menu, use <Space> key to select the disks you want
to create for the RAID set, then click <Enter> key to finish selection.
5. Then select the block value (stripe value) for the RAID array by using the “upper
arrow” or “down arrow” keys to scroll through the available values, and pressing
the <Enter> key to select and advance to the next field. The available values range
from 4KB to 128 KB. The default and typical value for RAID 0 is 128KB. (This field
only available for RAID 0 mode.)
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6. Then select the capacity of the RAID set in the Size field. The default value is the
maximum capacity of the selected disks. Then press <Enter> to the Confirm Creation field.
7. The Creation field will display a message to ask you to confirm the creation. Then
press <Y> key to proceed with the RAID set creation.
8. Then the following screen appears to indicate that the creation is finished.
9. Go to the Save And Exit Setup field and press <Enter>, a message will display to
ask you to confirm the setup. Then press <Y> key to save the setting and exit the
BIOS utility.
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Deleting RAID set
1. Select “Delete RAID Disk Drive”. Then press <Enter>.
2. In the RAID Disk Driver List menu, use <Space> key to select the RAID set you
want to delete. Then press <Del> key.
3. Press “Y” to accept the deletion when a deletion message is appeared.
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Revert HDD to non-RAID
Select Revert HDD to non-RAID and press <Enter>. In the Hard Disk Driver List
menu use <Space> key to select the disks you want to revert then click <Enter> key.
The following screen appears, press <Y> key to remove any RAID structures from
the drives.
Important
1. You will lose all data on the RAID drives and any internal RAID structures
when you perform this operation.
2. Possible reasons to ‘Revert HDD to non-RAID’ could include issues such as
incompatible RAID configurations or a failed volume or failed disk.
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Solving a Mirror Conflict
A Mirror conflict occurs when both disks in a RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration are
unplugged from the system in turn, then plugged in again. Since both disks contain
exactly the same data, the system will be unable to determine which of the two is the
source drive. This option allows you to set the source drive and rebuild the Mirror
drive according to the contents of the source drive.
To solving a Mirror conflict:
Select Solving a Mirror Conflict and press <Enter>. In the Hard Disk Driver List
menu use <Space> key to select the disks you want to set as source drive. Using the
<TAB>, move to the RAID Disk Drive List menu and highlight the RAID set that you
want to rebuild. Press <Del> to begin rebuilding the Mirror configuration.
A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the progress of the rebuilding.
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Rebuilding a Mirror drive
W hen one of the disk in a RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration is unplugged from the system,
then plugged in again, a dialogue box appears to ask you to rebuild the Mirror drive.
Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise, press <N>.
This option allows you to rebuild the Mirror drive later and synchronize the data
between two hard disks.
To rebuild a M irror drive:
Select Rebuild Mirror Drive and press <Enter>. Using the <TAB>, move to the RAID
Disk Drive List menu and highlight the RAID set that you want to rebuild. Press <Del>
to begin rebuilding the Mirror configuration.
A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the progress of the rebuilding.
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Installing Driver
Install Driver in Windows Vista / XP
† New Windows Vista / XP Installation
For W indows XP:.
1. W hen you start installing Windows XP and older operating systems, you may
encounter a message stating, “Setup could not determine the type of one or
more mass storage devices installed in your system”. If this is the case, then
you are already in the right place and are ready to supply the driver. If this is
not the case, then press F6 when prompted at the beginning of W indows
setup.
2. Press the “S” key to select “Specify Additional Device”.
3. You should be prompted to insert a floppy disk containing the JMicron RAID
driver into the A: drive.
Important
Please follow the instruction below to make an “JMicron RAID Driver” for
yourself.
1. Insert the MSI CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. Click the “Browse CD” on the Setup screen.
3. Copy all the contents in the
for XP: \\IDE\JM icron\Floppy32 (for 32-bit OS) or Floppy64 (for 64-bit
OS) to a formatted floppy disk.
for Vista: \\IDE\JMicron\Floppy32 (for 32-bit OS) or Floppy64 (for 64bit OS) to a medium (floppy disk/ CD/DVD or USB).
4. The driver diskette for JM icron RAID Controller is done.
4.
5.
6.
7.
W hen prompted, insert the floppy disk you created in step 3 and press Enter.
You should be shown a list of available SCSI Adapters.
Select the appropriate JMicron RAID controller and press ENTER.
The next screen should confirm that you have selected the JMicron RAID
controller. Press ENTER again to continue.
8. You have successfully installed the JMicron RAID driver, and Windows setup
should continue.
9. Leave the disk in the floppy drive until the system reboots itself. W indows
setup will need to copy the files from the floppy again after the RAID volume
is formatted, and W indows setup starts copying files.
For W indows Vista:
After selecting the location to install W indows Vista, please click on the “Load
Driver” button to install the RAID driver. Please refer the Important notice above
to make a RAID Driver medium. And then, follow the instructions to complete the
RAID drive installation and the W indows Vista installation.
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† Existing Windows Vista/XP Driver Installation
1. Insert the MSI CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2. The CD will auto-run and the setup screen will appear.
3. Under the Driver tab, click on JMicron JMB363 Drivers.
4. The drivers will be automatically installed.
† Confirming Windows Vista/XP Driver Installation
1. From W indows Vista/XP, open the Control Panel from My Computer
followed by the System icon.
2. Choose the Hardware tab, then click the Device M anager tab.
3. Click the "+" in front of the SCSI and RAID Controllers hardware type.
The driver JMicron JM B36X Controller should appear.
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JMicron RAID Configurer
There is an application called JMRaidTool which helps you perform the following
tasks of JMicron RAID.
• Viewing RAID Array Configurations
View an array configuration (mirrored, striped)
• Creating RAID Arrays
• Deleting a RAID Array
• Rebuilding RAID Arrays
• Solving Mirror Conflict
View RAID Array Configurations
Left-click the “Show Disks” button and the information of all hard disks will display on
the right side of the window.
Left-click the name of the disk array and the information of all hard disks of the
selected disk array will display on the right side of the window. The information of the
disk array will also display on the lower-left part of the window.
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Create RAID
JMRaidTool supports the creation of RAID 0, 1, 0+1 and JBOD.
1. Left-click the “Create Raid” button.
2. A CREATE RAID W IZARD dialogue will display on the screen, following the description of every step to complete the creation.
Create RAID from Existing Disk
You can combine the Existing Disk (Source disk may content OS and Data) with other
HD (must be larger than source Disk) to be RAID. The data on Source Disk will be
reserved. After RAID is built, system will need to reboot.
1. Left-Click the “Create RAID from Existing Disk” icon on the toolbar.
2. A “CREATING RAID FROM EXISTING DISK” wizard dialogue will display on the
screen, following the description of every step to complete the creation.
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Remove RAID
There are two ways you can choose to remove RAID.
Way 1
1. Right-click the name of the disk array you want to delete and the “Remove” menu
will appear. Select the “Remove Raid” of the pop-up menu.
2. A warning message appears to remind you that the data will be lost. Press the
“Yes” button if you really want to delete the disk array.
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Way2
1. Left-Click the “Remove Raid” icon on the toolbar.
2. A “REMOVE RAID” wizard dialogue will display on the screen, following the description of every step to complete the deletion.
Rebuild RAID
RAID 1, 0+1 can be rebuilt while RAID 0, JBOD cannot be rebuilt. There are two ways
you can choose to rebuild RAID.
Way 1
1. Right-click the name of the disk array you want to rebuild and the “Rebuild” menu
will appear.
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2. Select “Rebuild Raid”.
3. A “REBUILD RAID W IZARD” dialogue will display on the screen, following the
description of every step to complete the rebuilding.
Way 2
1. If the disk array needs to rebuild then the rebuild button will be enabling on the
toolbar.
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2. Left-Click the “Rebuild Raid” button on the toolbar.
3. A “REBUILD RAID W IZARD” dialogue will display on the screen, following the
description of every step to complete the rebuilding.
Solve Mirror Conflict
If the conflict occurs, it will show the “REBUILDING RAID WIZARD” dialogue to ask
you if you want to rebuild RAID, following the description of every step to rebuild the
RAID.
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