X58 Platinum Series
MS-7522 (v1.X) Mainboard
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Copyright Notice
T he material in this doc ument is the intellec tual property of M ICRO-STAR
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
October 2008
V1.1
Update BIOS
December 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,
an d ot h er i n f orm at i on: h t t p: / / g l o ba l . m s i. c o m . t w / i n d e x .p h p ?
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-7522
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 ..................................................................................................... 2-11
Back Panel .......................................................................................................... 2-12
Connectors ........................................................................................................ 2-14
Button ................................................................................................................. 2-21
Slots .................................................................................................................... 2-22
Chapter 3 BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 3-1
Entering Setup ..................................................................................................... 3-2
The Main Menu ..................................................................................................... 3-4
Standard CMOS Features ................................................................................... 3-6
Advanced BIOS Features ................................................................................... 3-8
Integrated Peripherals ........................................................................................ 3-11
Power Management Setup ............................................................................... 3-14
H/W Monitor ........................................................................................................ 3-17
Green Power ..................................................................................................... 3-18
BIOS Setting Password ..................................................................................... 3-19
Cell Menu ............................................................................................................ 3-20
User Setting ....................................................................................................... 3-28
M-Flash ............................................................................................................... 3-29
Load Fail-Safe/ Optimized Defaults ................................................................. 3-32
Appendix A Realtek 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-9
Installing Software ............................................................................................ C-11
RAID Migration Instructions ............................................................................... C-16
Recovery Volume Creation ............................................................................... C-23
Degraded RAID Array ........................................................................................ C-27
Appendix D JMicron 322 RAID .............................................................................. D-1
Introduction .......................................................................................................... D-2
JMicron Raid Configurer ...................................................................................... D-3
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Getting Started
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Thank you for choosing the X58 Platinum (MS-7522
v1.X) ATX mainboard. The X58 Platinum mainboard is
based on Intel ® X58 & ICH10R chipsets for optimal
system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced Intel®
i7 LGA1366 processor, the X58 Platinum delivers a
high performance and professional desktop platform
solution.
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Mainboard Specifications
Processor Support
- Intel ® i7 processors in the LGA1366 package
(For the latest information about CPU, please visit
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=cpuform2)
Supported QPI
- Up to 6.4 GT/s
Chipset
- North Bridge: Intel ® X58 chipset
- South Bridge: Intel ® ICH10R chipset
M emory Support
- 6 DDR3 DIMMs support DDR3 1333/ 1066/ 800 SDRAM (24GB
Max)
- Supports 3 channels
(For more information on compatible components, please visit
http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=testreport)
LAN
- Supports 2 PCIE LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek 8111C
Audio
- Chip integrated by Realtek® AL888
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
IDE
- 1 IDE port by JMicron JMB363
- Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation mode
SATA
- 6 SATA ports (SATA1~6) by ICH10R
- 2 SATA ports (SATA7~8 for storage devices only) by JMicron
JMB322
- 1 E-SATA port by JMicron JMB363
- Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3 Gb/s
RAID
- SATA1~6 support Intel Martix Storage Technology (AHCI + RAID 0/
1/5/10) by ICH10R
- SATA7 & SATA8 support RAID 0/ 1 (hardware RAID) & JBOD mode
by JMicron JMB322
1394
- 2 1394 ports (rear*1, front*1) by by JMicron JMB381
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Connectors
Back panel
- 1 PS/2 mouse port
- 1 PS/2 keyboard port
- 1 1394 port
- 1 Optical SPDIF jack
- 1 eSATA port
- 8 USB 2.0 Ports
- 2 LAN jacks
- 6 flexible audio jacks
- 1 Clear CMOS button
On-Board Pinheaders / Connectors
- 2 USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 1394 connector
- 1 chassis intrusion pinheader
- 1 serial port pinheader
- 1 TPM Module pinheader
- 1 D-LED2 pinheader
- 1 CD-In connector
TPM (optional)
- Supports TPM
Slots
-
2
1
2
2
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
Express gen2 x16 slots (PCI_E2 & PCI_E5)
Express gen2 x1 slot (PCI_E1)
Express gen1 x1 slots (PCI_E3 & PCI_E4)
slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface
Form Factor
- ATX (30.5cm X 24.4cm)
M ounting
- 9 mounting holes
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Mainboard Layout
CPUFAN
Top : mouse JPWR2
Bottom:
keyboard
Top: USB ports
Bottom:
1394 port
Optical S/PD IF-Out
eSATA port
Clear C MO S
JPWR1
Top: LAN Jack
Bottom: U SB ports
SYSFAN1
Intel
X58
PCI _E2
Intel
ICH10R
SATA1_3
SATA5_6
SATA2_4
BATT
+
SATA8 SATA7
PCI _E4
IDE1
JSPI
PCI _E3
SYSFAN2
JCI1
SYSFAN5
SYSFAN4
PCI _E1
JSMB1
SYSFAN3
T:Line-In
M: Line-Out
B: Mic
T:RS-Out
M:CS-Out
B:SS-Out
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A0
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B0
DIMM_C1
DIMM_C0
Top: LAN Jack
Bottom: U SB ports
PCI _E5
PCI 1
DLED2
D -L ED
2
PCI 2
ON
JC D1
JAU D1
1 2 3
J1394_1
CPU_C LK1
POWER1
RESET1
JUSB2
JUSB2
JC OM1
JTPM1
JFP2
JFP1
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Packing Checklist
MSI motherboard
Power Cable
MSI Driver/Utility CD
Back IO Shield
SATA Cable
IDE Cable
external SATA Cable
1394 Bracket
User’s Guide
and Quick Guide
(optional)
CrossFire
Video Link Cable
GreenPower Genie Set
(1 GreenPower genie &
1 power cable &
1 (2x2 pin) cable)
D-LED2 Panel (optional)
* The pictures are for reference only and may vary from the packing contents of the
product you purchased.
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Hardware Setup
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
JPWR2, p.2-11
CPUFAN1, p.2-16
CPU, p.2-3
DDR3, p.2-7
Back Panel,
p.2-12
JPWR1, p.2-11
SYSFAN4/5,
p.2-16
PCI_E,
SYSFAN1/3, p.2-16
JSMB1, p.2-19
p.2-22
SATA, p.2-15
JSP1,
p.2-20
JCI1, p.2-18
SYSFAN2,
p.2-16
IDE1, p.2-15
PCI,
p.2-25
D -LED
2
SATA, p.2-15
DLED2, p.2-21
ON
1 2 3
CPU_CLK1,p.2-26
JDLED1, p.2-18
JTPM1, p.2-18
RESET1, p.2-21
POWER1, p.2-21
J1394_1, p.2-16
JCD1, p.2-20
JAUD1, p.2-20
2-2
JCOM1, p.2-17
JUSB1~2, p.2-19
JFP2, JFP1,
p.2-17
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=cpuform2
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.
Replaceing 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 1366 CPU
The pin-pad side of LGA 1366
CPU.
Alignment Key
Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator
The surface of LGA 1366 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. Open the load level.
2. Lift the load lever up and open the
load plate.
3. The CPU socket has a plastic cap on it
to protect the contack from damage.
Before you install CPU, always cover
it to protect the socket pin. Romove
the cap from the lever hinge side (as
the arrow shows).
4. 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
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5. Visually inspect if the CPU is seated
well into the socket. If not, take out
the CPU with pure vertical motion and
reinstall.
6. C over t h e l oad p l at e on t o t h e
package.
7. Press down the load lever lightly onto
the load plate, and then secure the
lever with the hook under retention
tab.
8. Align the holes on the mainboard with
the heatsink. Push down the cooler
until its four clips get wedged into
the holes of the mainboard.
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.
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9. Align the holes on the mainboard with
the heatsink. Push down the cooler
until its four clips get wedged into
the holes of the mainboard.
10. Turn over the mainboard to confirm
that the c lip-ends are c orrectly
inserted.
Mainboard
locking switch
Hook
Important
1. Read the CPU status in BIOS.
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
DDR3
240-pin, 1.5V
48x2=96 pin
72x2=144 pin
Dual-Channel: Channel A in SKYBLUE; Channel B in PINK
Memory Population Rules
Please refer to the following illustrations for memory population rules.
Single-Channel mode
W hen you have only one memory module, please always insert it into the DIMM_A0
first (as way 1 shown in below).
1
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A0
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B0
DIMM_C1
DIMM_C0
Dual-Channel mode
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. W hen you have two memory modules, please always insert them into
the DIMM_A0 & DIMM_B0 (as way 2 shown in below).
2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A0
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B0
DIMM_C1
DIMM_C0
Installed
Empty
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Three-Channel mode
In Three-Channel mode, the memory modules can transmit and receive data with
three data bus lines simultaneously. Enabling Three-Channel mode can enhance the
best system performance. W hen you have three or more memory modules, please
always insert them as the way 3/ 4/ 5/ 6 (shown in below) to get the best system
performance.
3
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A0
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B0
DIMM_C1
DIMM_C0
4
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A0
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B0
DIMM_C1
DIMM_C0
5
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A0
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B0
DIMM_C1
DIMM_C0
6
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A0
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B0
DIMM_C1
DIMM_C0
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Important
DIMM_C0
DIMM_C1
DIMM_B0
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A0
DIMM_A1
- DDR3 memory modules are not interchangeable with DDR2 and the DDR3
standard is not backwards compatible. You should always install DDR3
memory modules in the DDR3 DIMM slots.
- In Three/ 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 DIMM _A0 first.
- Due to the chipset resource deployment, the system density will only be
detected up to 23+GB (not full 24GB) when each DIMM is installed with a 4GB
memory module.
- When you install incorrect memory module (the SA2-pin of the memory
module connects to Ground) in the DIMM_C0/C1, the LED beside DIMM_C0
will light red color to remind you. The position of the LED is shown as below.
Double confirm with your memory module vender for the third channelsupports.
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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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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
1
13
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 8-Pin Power Connector: JPWR2
This power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.
Pin Definition
4
8
1
5
JPWR2
PIN SIGNAL PIN SIGNAL
1
GND
2
3
GND
GND
4
GND
5
6
+12V
+12V
7
8
+12V
+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 450 watts (and above) is highly recommended for system
stability.
3. ATX 12V power connection should be greater than 18A.
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Back Panel
USB Ports
LAN
Mouse
LAN
Line-In RS-Out
Keyboard
Line-Out CS-Out
1394 Port
eSATA Ports
Optical
S/PDIF-Out
USB Ports
USB Ports
Mic
SS-Out
Clear CMOS
Button
M ouse/Keyboard
The standard PS/2® mouse/keyboard DIN connector is for a PS/2® mouse/keyboard.
1394 Port
The IEEE1394 port on the back panel provides connection to IEEE1394 devices.
Optical S/PDIF-Out
This SPDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format) connector is provided for
digital audio transmission to external speakers through an optical fiber cable.
USB Port
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is for attaching USB devices such as keyboard,
mouse, or other USB-compatible devices.
eSATA Port
The eSATA port is for attaching the eSATA external hard drive.
Clear CMOS Button
There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external battery to
keep the system configuration data. With the CMOS RAM, the system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. If you want to clear the system configuration,
use the button to clear data. Press the button to clear the data.
Important
Make sure that you power off the system before clearing CMOS data.
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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
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.
SATA1~6 stack SATA connectors
are supported by ICH10R
SATA1_3
SATA2_4
SATA5_6
SATA8
SATA7
SATA7 & 8 are supported
by JMB322
Important
1. Please do not fold the Serial ATA cable into 90-degree angle. Otherwise,
data loss may occur during transmission.
2. Please always use the Intel default SATA connectors (SATA1~6) first.
3. SATA7 & SATA8, support RAID 0/ RAID 1/ JBOD function and you can set
RAID mode in BIOS setup or in JMB32X RAID configurer.
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Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN, SYSFAN1~5
CONTROL
SENSOR
+1 2V
GND
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
CPUFAN1
NC
+1 2V
GND
SYSFAN1/2/3
SYSFAN4/5
Important
1. Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at processor’s official website
or consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan.
2. CPUFAN1 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
CPUFAN1.
4. SYSFAN1~3 support fan control, too. You may select how percentage of
speed for the SYS FAN1/2/3 in BIOS.
IEEE1394 Connector: J1394_1 (Optional)
This connector allows you to connect the IEEE1394 device via an optional IEEE1394
bracket.
Pin Definition
J1394_1
2
1
10
9
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)
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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
JFP2
2
1
Speaker
+
+ 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+
Serial Port Connector: JCOM1
This connector is a 16550A high speed communication port that sends/receives 16
bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial device.
Pin Definition
PIN
JCOM1
2
1
10
9
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
Data Carry Detect
Serial In or Receive Data
Serial Out or Transmit Data
Data Terminal Ready
Ground
Data Set Ready
Request To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicate
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TPM Module Connector: JTPM1
This connector connects to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) module (optional). Please
refer to the TPM security platform manual for more details and usages.
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13
2
1
JTPM 1
Pin
Signal
Description
Pin
Signal
Description
1
3
LCLK
LRST#
LPC clock
LPC reset
2
4
3V_STB
VCC3
3V standby power
3.3V power
5
7
LAD0
LAD1
LPC address & data pin0
LPC address & data pin1
6
8
SIRQ
VCC5
Serial IRQ
5V power
9
11
LAD2
LAD3
LPC address & data pin2
LPC address & data pin3
10
12
KEY
GND
No pin
Ground
13
LFRAME#
LPC Frame
14
GND
Ground
D-LED2 Connector: JDLED1
This connector connects to a D-LED2 (Debug-LED2) panel (optional), which shows
information on the panel for you and identify the current status or mode of the
connected system. Please refer to the D-LED2 quick guide for more details and
usages.
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11
2
1
JDLED1
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.
GND
CINTRU
JCI1
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Front USB Connector: JUSB1/ JUSB2
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
JUSB1/ JUSB2
2
1
10
9
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.
GreenPower Genie Connector: JSMB1
This connector connects to GreenPower Genie (optional). Pleas e refer to the
GreenPower Genie manual for more details and usages.
2
1
JSMB1
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CD-In Connector: JCD1
This connector is provided for external audio input.
GND
L
R
JCD1
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
10
9
2
1
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
LINE out_R
Analog Port - Right channel
6
7
MIC_JD
Front_JD
Jack detection return from front panel microphone JACK1
Jack detection sense line from the High Definition Audio CODEC
8
NC
jack detection resistor network
No control
9
10
LINE out_L
LINEout_JD
Analog Port - Left channel
Jack detection return from front panel JACK2
S/PDIF-Out Connector: JSP1
This connector is used to connect S/PDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format)
interface for digital audio transmission.
JSP1
GND
SPDIF
S/PDIF Bracket (optional)
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Buttons
The motherboard provides the following buttons for you to set the computer’s function.
This section will explain how to change your motherboard’s function through the use
of button.
Power Button: POWER1
This power button is used to turn-on or turn-off the system. Press the button to turnon or turn-off the system. This button will light after you power-on the system, and
the light will turn-off when you power-off the system.
POWER1
Reset Button: RESET1
This reset button is used to reset the system. Press the button to reset the system.
This button will light when the system is in S0 status.
RESET1
D-LED2 Change Menu Button: DLED2
This button is used to change the menu on D-LED2 panel. Press the button to change
the menu on D-LED2 panel. Please refer to the D-LED2 quick guide for more details
and usages.
DLED2
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Slots
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Express Slot
The
The
The
The
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
Express
Express
Express
Express
slot supports the PCI Express interface expansion card.
2.0 x16 supports up to 8.0 GB/s transfer rate.
2.0 x1 supports up to 500 MB/s transfer rate.
1.0 x1 supports up to 250 MB/s transfer rate.
PCI Express x16 Slots support up to
PCI Express 2.0 x16 speed (PCI_E2 & PCI_E5)
One PCI Express x1 Slot supports up to
PCI Express 2.0 x1 speed (PCI_E1)
Two PCI Express x1 Slots support up to
PCI Express 1.0 x1 speed (PCI_E3 & PCI_E4)
Important
The mainboard supports ATI CrossFireX TM technology with two PCIEx16
slots
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ATI CrossFireXTM (Multi-GPU) Technology
ATI CrossFireXTM (Multi-GPU) technology is an exciting new technology developed by
ATI that allows the power of multiple Graphics. CrossFireX requires a CrossFireX
Edition graphics card and the compatible standard (CrossFireX Ready) graphics card
from the same series. To utilize this technology, always install the CrossFireX Edition
graphics card in the First PCIE x16 (PCI_E2) slot and install the CrossFireX Ready
graphics card in the Second PCIE x16 (PCI_E5) slot. The mainboard can auto detect
the CrossFireX mode by software, therefore you don’t have to enable the CrossFireX
in BIOS by yourself. Following the process below to complete CrossFireX:
1. Install the CrossFire Edition graphics card in the First PCIE x16 (PCI_E2) slot and
install the CrossFire Ready graphics card in the Second PCIE x16 (PCI_E5) slot.
2. With two cards installed, an CrossFire Video Link cable is required to connect the
golden fingers on the top of these two graphics cards (refer to the picture below).
Please note that although you have installed two graphics cards, only the video
outputs on the CrossFire Edition graphics card will work. Hence, you only need to
connect a monitor to the CrossFire Edition graphics card.
CrossFire Video Link cable
Important
1. Mainboard photos shown in this section are for demonstration only. The
appearance of your mainboard may vary depending on the model you purchase.
2. If you intend to install TWO graphics cards for CrossFireX mode, make
sure that:
a. these graphics cards are of the same brand and specifications;
b. these cards are installed on both PCIE x16 slots.
3. If y ou intend to ins tall only O NE graphic s c ard, mak e s ure that:
the graphics card is Installed on first PCIE x16 (PCI_E2) slot;
4. Only Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)& Windows ® XP Profes
-sional x64 Edition & Windows ® Vista support the CrossFire function.
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3.W hen all of the hardware and software has been properly set up and installed,
reboot the system. After entering the O.S., click the “Catalyst™ Control Center”
icon
on the desktop. There is a setting in the Catalyst™ Control Center that needs
to be enabled for CrossFire™ to operate. The following aspect appears in Catalyst™
Control Center:
Select the
Advanced View
f rom t h e view
drop menu.
Important
A ATI CrossFireX™ system has four possible display modes:
• SuperTiling
• Scissor Mode
• Alternate Frame Rendering
• Super Anti-aliasing.
for more details , pleas e c ons ult the graphic s c ard manual from the
manufacturer.
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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.
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 B#
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
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Switch
Hardware Overclock Base clock Switch: CPU_CLK1
You can overclock the Base clock to increase the processor frequency by changing
this switch. Follow the instructions below to set the base clock.
ON
ON
ON
1 2 3
1 2 3
1 2 3
133 MHz (default)
166 MHz
200 MHz
Important
1. Make sure that you power off the system before changing the switch.
2. HW overclocking may cause instability or crash during boot, then please
re-set the switch to default.
3. You can also overclock by setting BIOS. BIOS overclocking may also
cause crash during boot and then please reboot the system 3 times to
restore default BIOS settings. For more details, please refer to the BIOS
chapter.
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LED Status Indicators
CPU Phase LEDs
DIMM warning LED
DDR Phase LEDs
PCIE LED
QPI Phase LEDs
PCIE LED
PCIE LED
PCIE LED
PCIE LED
PCI LED
PCI LED
ON
Power LED
D -L E D
2
Standby LED
1 2 3
Name
Status
CPU Phase LEDs
5 (4/ 3/ 2/ 1) LED(s) will light blue when CPU is in
5 (4/ 3/ 2/ 1) phase power mode.
QPI Phase LEDs
1 LED (2 LEDs) will light blue when QPI is in 1 (2)
phase power mode.
DDR Phase LEDs
1 LED (2 LEDs) of the LEDs will light blue when the
memory is in 1 (2) phase power mode.
PCIELEDs
Lights blue when the PICE Slot is functional.
PCI LEDs
Lights blue when the PICE Slot is functional.
Power LED
Lights green when the system is in power-on(S0/S1)
status.
Standby LED
Lights orange when the system is in standby (S3/S4/S5 )
status.
DIMM Warning LED
Lights red when the incorrect memory installed into
DIMM_C0/ DIMM_C1 (the DIMMs of 3rd channel).
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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:
A7522IMS V1.0 090108 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.
090108 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
<F4>
Enter the CPU Spec. menu, and read the CPU information
<F5>
Enter the Memory-Z menu, and read the memory information
<F6>
Load Optimized Defaults
<F8>
Load Fail-Safe 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.
G reen Power
Use this menu to specify the power phase.
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.
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User Settings
Use this menu to save/ load your settings to/ from CMOS for BIOS.
M-Flash
Use this menu to read/ flash the BIOS from USB mediaevice.
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. through 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>.
SATA1~6 & 7/8 & IDE Primary Master/ Slave & E-SATA1
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.
Important
IDE Primary Master/ Slave, SATA1~6 & 7/8 & 9/10 & E-SATA1/2 are
appearing when you connect the HD devices to the IDE/ SATA connector on
the mainboard.
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
BIOS Flash Protection
W hen enabled, the BIOS’ data cannot be changed when attempting to update the
BIOS with a Flash utility. To successfully update the BIOS, you’ll need to disable this
Flash BIOS Protection function. You should enable this function at all times. The only
time when you need to disable it is when you want to update the BIOS. After updating
the BIOS, you should immediately re-enable it to protect it against viruses.
Full Screen Logo Display
This item enables you to show the company logo on the bootup screen. Options 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.
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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.
Primary Graphic’s Adapter
This setting specifies which graphics 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 to 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 to enable it, and 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/ 3rd Boot Device
The items allow you to set the first/ second/ third boot device where BIOS
attempts to load the disk operating system.
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.
Clearing the TPM
Press Enter to clear the TPM status.
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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/ 2nd Controller
This item is used to enable/disable the onboard 1st/ 2nd 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.
Extra RAID/ IDE Controller (JMB322 controller for SATA7/8 & E-SATA)
This item allows you to enable/disable the onboard extra RAID/ IDE controller.
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Drive Booster Controller #1 (for SATA7 & 8)
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu, and the following screen appears.
Current M ode
This item shows the current SATA mode. Read only.
Update To RAID0 (Stripe)/ RAID1(Mirror)/ JBOD(Large)/ Normal Hdd
These items are used to enable the RAID0/ RAID1/ JBOD/ Normal (non-RAID)
mode for the SATA devices.
On-Chip ATA Devices (for ICH10R)
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 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:
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AHCI CD/DVD Boot Time out
Select the waiting time for the AHCI CD/ DVD when booting.
AHCI Port 1/2/3/4/5/6
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
AHCI Port 1/2/3/4/5/6
Select the type of device.
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.
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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 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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Re-Call VGA BIOS From S3
W hen ACPI Standby State is set to [S3], users can select the options in this field.
Selecting [Yes] allows BIOS to call VGABIOS to initialize the VGA card when system
wakes up (resumes) from S3 sleep state. The system resume time is shortened
when you disable the function, but system will need an VGA driver to initialize the
VGA card. Therefore, if the VGA driver of the card does not support the initialization
feature, the display may work abnormally or not function after resuming from S3.
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 (PME#)
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.
Date / HH:MM:SS
These two fields can specify the date/ time for power-on by alarm.
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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 select 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 automaticlly .
SYS FAN1/2/3 Control
This item allows users to select how percentage of speed for the SYS FAN1/2/3.
PC Health Status
CPU/ IOH/ System Temperature, CPU FAN/ SYS FAN1/ SYS FAN2/ SYSFAN3
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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Green Power
CPU Phase Control
W hen set to [Auto], the hardware will auto adjust the CPU power phase according to
the loading of CPU to reach the best power saving function.
QPI Phase Control
W hen set to [Auto], the hardware will auto adjust the QPI power phase to reach the
best power saving function.
IOH Phase Control
W hen set to [Auto], the hardware will auto adjust the IOH chipset power phase
according to the loading of it to reach the best power saving function.
DDR Phase Control
W hen set to [Auto], the hardware will auto adjust the memory power phase according
to the loading of memory to reach the best power saving function.
Motherboard LED Control
This item is used to enable/ disable the power phase LEDs of the motherboard.
----- GreenPower Genie----ICore/ I12V
These items show the amperage of Core/ 12V. Read only.
Pout/ Efficiency
These items show the power consumption & efficiency of the system. Read only.
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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 Core / DRAM / QPI Frequency
These items show the current clocks of CPU and Memory speed. Read-only.
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CPU Specifications
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
This sub-menu displays the informations of installed CPU.
CPU Technology Support
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
This sub-menu displays the technologies that the installed CPU supported.
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.
Intel C-STATE tech
C-state is a power management state that significantly reduces the power of the
processor during idle. This field will appear after you installed the CPU which support
c-state technology.
Base Clock (MHz)
This item allows you to set the CPU Base clock (in MHz).
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Intel Turbo Boost tech
This item will appear when you install a CPU include Intel Turbo Boost technology.
This item is used to enable/ disable Intel Turbo Boost technology. For further information
please refer to Intel's official website.
Turbo Boost Tech Config
This sub-menu will appear when you install a CPU include Intel Turbo Boost technology.
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
Turbo Ratio Limit Program
This item is used to enable/ disable the turbo ratio limit program. Setting to [Enable]
activates the following fields, and use the following fields to set each CPU core
ratio.
1/2/3/4-Core Ratio Limit
These items allow you to select the CPU core ratio.
TDC Limit Override
Setting to [Enable] activates the TDC Limit value field, and use the TDC Limit
value field to set the CPU TDC value.
TDC Limit value (A)
This item allows you to select the CPU TDC value (ampere).
TDP Limit Override
Setting to [Enable] activates the TDP Limit value field, and use the TDP Limit
value field to set the CPU TDP value.
TDP Limit value (W)
This item allows you to select the CPU TDP value (watt).
Adjusted Core Frequency (M Hz)
It shows the adjusted CPU frequency (Base clock x Ratio). Read-only.
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QPI Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
QPI Links Speed
This item allows you to select the QPI links speed type.
QPI Frequency
This item allows you to select the QPI frequency.
M emory -Z
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
DIM M1~6 Memory SPD Information
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
This sub-menu displays the informations of installed memory.
Advance DRAM Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
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1N/2N M emory Timing
This item controls the SDRAM command rate. Select [1N] makes SDRAM signal
controller to run at 1N (N=clock cycles) rate. Selecting [2N] makes SDRAM signal
controller run at 2N rate.
CAS# Latency (CL)
This controls the CAS latency, which determines the timing delay (in clock cycles)
before SDRAM starts a read command after receiving it.
tRCD
W hen DRAM is refreshed, both rows and columns are addressed separately.
This setup item allows you to determine the timing of the transition from RAS
(row address strobe) to CAS (column address strobe). The less the clock
cycles, the faster the DRAM performance.
tRP
This setting controls the number of cycles for Row Address Strobe (RAS) to be
allowed to precharge. If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its
charge before DRAM refresh, refresh may be incomplete and DRAM may fail to
retain data. This item applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the
system.
tRAS
This setting determines the time RAS takes to read from and write to memory
cell.
Advanced M emory Setting
Setting to [Auto] enables the advance memory timing automatically to be determined
by BIOS. Setting to [Manual] allows you to set advanced memory timings.
Extreme M emory Profile
This item is used to enable/disable the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP). For further
information please refer to Intel's official website.
M emory Ratio
This item allows you to set the memory multiplier.
Adjusted DRAM Frequency (MHz)
It shows the adjusted DDR Memory frequency. Read-only.
ClockGen Tuner
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.
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CPU / PCI Express Amplitude Control
These items are used to select the CPU/ PCI Express clock amplitude.
CPU CLK Skew/ IOH CLK Skew
These items are used to select the CPU/ IOH chipset clock skew. They can help
CPU to reach the higher overclocking performace.
Adjust PCI Frequency (MHz)
This field allows you to select the PCI frequency (in MHz).
Adjust PCI-E Frequency (MHz)
This field allows you to select the PCIE frequency (in MHz).
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)/ QPI Voltate (V))/ CPU PLL Voltage (V)/ DRAM Voltage (V)/
DDR _V RE F_ CA_ A (V )/ DDR _ VR EF _C A_ B ( V) / DDR_ VR E F_ CA_C ( V) /
DDR_VREF_DQ_A (V)/DDR_VREF_DQ_B (V), DDR_VREF_DQ_C (V)/ IOH Voltage
(V), ICH Voltage (V)
These items are used to asjust the voltage of CPU, Memory, QPI and chipset.
For CPU Voltage:
The value here is the offset for you to adjust/add based on the current CPU voltage.
Please read the real-time CPU voltage in “CPU Vcore” in the “H/W monitor” page.
Please note the based CPU Voltage will vary depending on the different CPU you
install.
For QPI Voltage:
The value here is the offset for you to adjust/add based on the current QPI voltage.
The default based QPI Voltage is from 1.1V to 1.22V, and it will vary depending on the
different CPU you install. You can read the QPI voltage in GreenPower Center.
For DRAM Voltage:
According to the Inte CPU spec, DRAM Voltage setting 1.65V may damage the CPU
permanently. It is strongly recommended that you install the DRAM with the voltage
setting below 1.65V. You can read the DRAM voltage in GreenPower Center.
Spread Spectrum
W hen the motherboard’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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CPU and Memory Clock Overclocking
The D.O.T Control, Base Clock, Memory Ratio items for you to overclock the CPU
and the Memory. Please refer to the descriptions of these fields for more information.
Important
1. CPU Speed = Base clock * CPU Ratio
2. This motherboard supports overclocking greatly. However, please make
sure your peripherals and components are bearable for some special
s ettings . Any operation that ex c eeds produc t spec ific ation is not
recommended. Any risk or damge resulting from improper operation will
not be under our product warranty.
Two ways to save your system from failed overclocking...
Reboot
1. Press the Power button to reboot the system three times. Please note that, to
avoid electric current to affect other devices or components, we suggest an
interval of more than 10 seconds among the reboot actions.
2. At the fourth reboot, BIOS will determine that the previous overclocking is failed
and restore the default settings automatically. Please press any key to boot the
system normally when the following message appears on screen.
W arning !!! The previous performance of overclocking is failed,
and the system is restored to the defaults setting,
Press any key exclude "DEL" to enter SETUP.......
Clear CM OS
- Please refer to “chapter 2” for more information about how to clear CMOS data.
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User Settings
Save Settings 1/ 2/ 3/ 4
These items are used to save the settings set by yourself to CMOS.
Load Settings 1/ 2/ 3/ 4
These items are available after you save your settings in Save Settings 1/ 2/ 3/ 4
items , and are used to load the settings from CMOS.
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M-Flash
== BIOS Update or Load BIOS From USB drive==
M -Flash function as
M-Flash funcion allows you to flash BIOS from USB drive/ storage drive (FAT/ FAT32
format only), or allows the system to boot from the BIOS file inside USB drive (FAT/
FAT32 format only).
[Disabled]
Disable M-Flash function.
[BIOS Update] Flash BIOS via the USB/ Storage drive directly. Update BIOS
ROM chip data from selected file, which is download from
official website and must be saved in the root directory of the
USB/ Storage drive. It only supports particular file name,
which is the official BIOS file name from us.
[USB Drive]
After allocated particular BIOS file, system will boot from this
BIOS file which saved in the root directory of USB drive.
System will skip MB ROM chip data and boot with this
particular BIOS inside USB drive.
Note: this option is for USB drive only.
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Important
1. Please refer to the block diagram below about the M-Flash function.
Set [BIOS Update] or [USB Drive] in
"M-Flash function as" field
Select BIOS file from the root directory of
USB/ Storage drive (FAT/FAT32 format only)
in "Load BIOS source file from" field
Save changes and
exit the BIOS setup
Please check USB drive/
Storage drive/ BIOS file
status and reboot the
system manually again.
SYSTEM Restart
Start M-Flash
4 short beeps
Check the storage device
and file status
Fail
2 long beeps
The selected file/ USB
drive / Storage drive can
not be recognized.
Success
BIOS update successfully
or
Boot from the USB drive successfully
2. Due to the special design of some graphics cards will cause dark screen
during M-flash operation, and you may refer the beeps from the system to
confirm the current M-flash process.
Load BIOS source file from
W hen the M-Flash function as sets to [USB Drive] or [BIOS Update], this item
is selectable. Using this item to select particular BIOS file from the USB/ Storage
(FAT/32 format only) drive.
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== BIOS Data Saving ==
The following fields are used to read the onboard BIOS ROM data, and save it to USB
drive/ storage drive.
Save File to Selected Device
Please setup a specific folder in specific USB drive/ storage drive to save BIOS file
from BIOS ROM chip data. Note: it only supports FAT/ FAT32 file system drive.
Save File Name as
Please setup a specific name for the BIOS file, which will be saved into the USB drive/
storage drive. Note: we suggest you using the official name as the default name.
Save Extend File name as
Please setup a specific extend name for the BIOS file, which will be saved into the
USB drive/ storage drive. Note: we suggest you using [ROM] as default name.
Start to save file
Press “Enter” and select “OK”, the system will stare to save the onboard ROM chip
data to the selected USB drive/ storage drvie.
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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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Realtek Audio
Appendix A
Realtek 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. 蓏
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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Overclocking Center
Appendix B
Overclocking Center
Overclocking Center, the most useful and powerful
utility that MSI has spent much research and efforts to
develop, helps users to monitor or configure the hardware status of MSI Mainboard in windows, such as
CPU clock, voltage, fan speed and temperature.
Before you install the Overclocking Center, please make
sure the system has meet the following requirements:
1. 256MB system memory.
2. CD-ROM drive for software installation.
3. Operation system: W indows XP or up.
4. DotNet Frame Work 2.0
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Activating Overclocking Center
Once you have your Overclocking Center installed (locate the setup source file in the
setup CD accompanying with your mainboard, path: Utility --> M SI Utility -->
Overclocking Center), it will have 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 activate
Overclocking Center.
short-cut icon on the desktop
short-cut path in the start-up menu
( p at h : S t a r t - - > P r og r am F i l es - - > M S I - - >
Overclocking Center-->Overclocking Center)
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System Info
In the System Info screen, you can read the informations of mainboard/ memory/ PCI.
Motherboard
Click Motherboard to read the informations of mainboard, mainboard BIOS, installed
CPU and installed graphics card.
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Memory
Click Memory to read the information of each memory DIMM slot. You can select a
DIMM slot you want to read from the SPD list.
PCI
Click PCI to read the information of devices on the mainboard.
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DOT
Click DOT to enter the DOT screen. In DOT, you can select the basic setting to reach
optimal perf ormance in Basic menu or you c an adjus t advanced values for
overclocking in Advance menu.
Basic
In the Basic menu, it provides one default setting and five common settings for
different environments. You may choose one of the settings that you need. The
settings in Basic menu are not adjustable.
Important
You may change the values of each environment setting/ default setting in
Advance menu. Please refer the following section for more details.
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Advance
In the Advance menu, you can adjust the values for each environment setting/ default
setting. Click the Default/ Cooling/ Silence/ Office/ Game/ Cinema button to enter it’s
setting menu. Please refer to the following descriptions to adjust the values and save
them.
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In each setting menu, you can select desired values for manual overclocking. Simply
click the right side of the button which arranges an arrow sign, and a drop-down
menu will appear below the button, then select a value.
Click the arrow sign and
t he d rop- down m en u
will appear.
In the “System W arning” block, you can set the maximum CPU/ system temperature
and the minimum CPU/ system fan speed by using the scroll bar. The system will popup a warning message to warning you when the temperature/ fan speed is over/
lower the values you set.
Set the thresholds of
CPU temperture & CPU
FAN speed.
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Dynamic
Dynamic Overclocking Technology (D.O.T.) is an automatic overclocking CPU
frequency function, included in the MSITM ’s newly developed Overclocking Center
Technology. It is designed to detect the loading of CPU while running programs, and
to over-clock automatically. W hen the mainboard 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. When the CPU is temporarily suspending or staying in low loading balance, it will restore the lower or 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
mainboard card need to be boosted up to enhance the overall performance.
You can set the overclocking level by clicking the arrow buttons on both sides of
Dynamic button.
Click the arrow button
and choose the dynamic
overclocking level.
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.
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After you adjust the values in setting menu, you can save it for future use.
Click the Save button, and enter a name in
the empty box. Then, click Save button again
to save the settings.
Important
i
It provides you to save up to 20 user settings.
Click the Load button and choose a saved user setting to load the settings for the
system.
Click the Load button, and choose a
saved user setting.
Important
Every time you turn-off the system, the settings will be restored to the factory
default. If you want to use the saved settings, you have to load it after entering
the operating system every time.
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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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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 3 Gb/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 3 Gb/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 Master 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 “Drvice 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.
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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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Installing Driver
Install Driver in Windows Vista / XP
† New Windows Vista / XP Installation
The following details the installation of the drivers while installing operating system.
1. W hen you start installing W indows XP, 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 XP, you can use the USB floppy drive only.
For W indows Vista you can use CD/ DVD/ USB drive.
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. When prompted, insert the floppy disk or media (CD/DVD or USB) you created
in step 3 and press Enter.
6. You should be shown a list of available SCSI Adapters.
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 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 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 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
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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 BIOS section properly setting.
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 ‘Volume_0000’ 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 the remaining 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 322 RAID
This appendix will assist users in configuring and
enabling RAID functionality on platform.
The JMicron 322 RAID solution supports RAID level
0 (striping), RAID level 1 (mirroring) and JBOD
(Concatenate).
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Introduction
JMicron JMB322 offers RAID level 0 (Striping), RAID level 1 (Mirroring and Duplexing)
and JBOD (Concatenate) for SATA ports (SATA7/8) on this mainboard.
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.
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. All
the information/ volumes/ pictures listed in your system might differ from
the illustrations in this appendix.
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JMicron RAID Configurer
There is an application called JMB32X RAID Configurer which helps you perform the
following tasks of JMicron RAID.
• Viewing SATA Drive informations
• Creating RAID Arrays
• Deleting RAID
Activating JMB32X RAID Configurer
Befor activating the JMB32X RAID Configurer, please save it in the hard drive of your
system. Then left-click the “JMB32X RAID Configurer” file and the JMB32X RAID
Configurer” will display.
Once you have your JMB32X RAID Configurer activated, it will have a short cut icon
in the system tray at the lower-right corner of the screen. You may click the icon to
activate JMB32X RAID Configurer. But this icon will disappear after you turn off the
system.
short-cut icon in the system tray
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View SATA Drive Information
Click the “Eazy Drive Information” button and the information of all hard disks will
display on the right side of the window. You may click the item “Controller”, you will
find controller information.
“Eazy Drive
Inf ormation”
button
Or you may click the SATA drive item just below the item “Controller”, you will find
SATA drive information.
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Create RAID
JMB32X RAID Configurer supports the creation of RAID 0, 1 and JBOD.
1. First, you have to choose a controller, that supports 2 SATA devices with RAID
mode, in the Information screen.
“Eazy Drive Information” button
2.Click the “Easy Drive Configuration” button, and select a RAID mode you want to
create. Then click the “Apply” to apply the RAID creation.
“ Eazy Dr ive
Configuration”
button
a.
b.
c.
a. The speed mode corresponds to the RAID 0 mdoe.
b. The Backup mode corresponds to the RAID 1 mdoe.
c. The Large mode corresponds to the JBOD mdoe.
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3. A warning message will appear to remind you that the data will be erased. Press
the “Yes” if you really want to perform this creation.
Important
You will lose all data on the SATA drives when you perform this creation.
Please ensure to back up all date in the SATA hard drives before performing
this creation.
4. A information will appear to inform you that the creation is finished. Click “OK” to
close the information window.
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Setup Password
You may set a password for a volume. Click the “Change Password”, a screen will
display. Please enter a new password in the “New Password” box,and enter the
password again in the “confirm password” box to confirm the passsword. Then click
OK.
Important
A password is available for a volume only. That is to say, if you set a password
for a volume and you will be asked to enter the password when you intend to
apply a configuration to the volume.
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Remove RAID
1. First, you have to choose a volume that you intend to remove RAID mode in the
Information screen.
2. Click the “Easy Drive Configuration” button, and click the “Normal Mode” button. And
then, click “Apply” to remove the RAIID mode.
Please confirm the
volume is the one
you int end to
remove.
“ Eas y D r ive
Configuration”
button
“Normal Mode” button
3. A warning message will appear to remind you that the data will be erased. Press
the “Yes” if you really want to perform this task.
Important
You will lose all data on the SATA drives when you perform this task. Please
ensure to back up all date in the SATA hard drives before performing this
task.
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4. A warning will appear to inform you that the deletion is finished. Click “OK” to close
the window.
Event Log
Click the “Event Log” button, all of the significant events will be listed.
“E vent Log”
button
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