MSI | MS-7751 (v2.x) | User`s manual | MSI MS-7751 (v2.x) User`s manual

Z77A-GD65
series
MS-7751 (v2.x) Mainboard
G52-77511XC
Preface
Copyright Notice
The material in this document is the intellectual property of MICRO-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.
Trademarks
All trademarks in this manual are properties of their respective owners.
■ MSI® is registered trademark of Micro-Star Int’l Co.,Ltd.
■ NVIDIA® is registered trademark of NVIDIA Corporation.
■ ATI® is registered trademark of AMD Corporation.
■ AMD® is registered trademarks of AMD Corporation.
■ Intel® is registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
■ Windows® is registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
■ AMI® is registered trademark of American Megatrends Inc.
■ Award® is a registered trademark of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
■ Sound Blaster® is registered trademark of Creative Technology Ltd.
■ Realtek® is registered trademark of Realtek Semiconductor Corporation.
■ JMicron® is registered trademark of JMicron Technology Corporation.
■ Netware® is registered trademark of Novell, Inc.
■ Lucid® is trademark of LucidLogix Technologies, Ltd.
■ VIA® is registered trademark of VIA Technologies, Inc.
■ ASMedia® is registered trademark of ASMedia Technology Inc.
■ iPad, iPhone, and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc.
Revision History
Revision
Revision History
Date
V2.0
First release
2011/12
V2.1
Add PCIe x16 support table
2012/01
V2.2
Update specification
2012/02
ii
MS-7751
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.
◙
Contact our technical staff at: http://support.msi.com
Safety Instructions
■
■
■
■
■
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment
from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
■ Make sure the voltage of the power source is at 110/220V before connecting the
equipment to the power inlet.
■ Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place anything over the power cord.
■ Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
■ All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
■ Never pour any liquid into the opening that can cause damage or cause electrical
shock.
■ If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
personnel:
◯
The power cord or plug is damaged.
◯
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
◯
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
◯
The equipment does not work well or you can not get it work according to User’s
Manual.
◯
The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
◯
The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
■ DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT ABOVE 60oC (140oF),
IT MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
iii
Preface
◙
Visit the MSI website for technical guide, BIOS updates, driver updates, and
other information: http://www.msi.com/service/download
Preface
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply 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-7751
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.
iv
MS-7751
Battery Information
European Union:
Batteries, battery packs, and accumulators should not be disposed of as
unsorted household waste. Please use the public collection system to
return, recycle, or treat them in compliance with the local regulations.
For better environmental protection, waste batteries should be collected
separately for recycling or special disposal.
廢電池請回收
California, USA:
The button cell battery may contain perchlorate material and requires special handling
when recycled or disposed of in California.
For further information please visit:
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/
CAUTION: There is a risk of explosion, if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Chemical Substances Information
In compliance with chemical substances regulations, such as the EU REACH Regulation (Regulation EC No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council), MSI
provides the information of chemical substances in products at:
http://www.msi.com/html/popup/csr/evmtprtt_pcm.html
BSMI EMI 聲明
警告使用者:
這是甲類資訊產品,在居住的環境中使用時,可能會造成無線電干擾,在這種情況下,
使用者會被要求採取某些適當的對策。
Preface
Taiwan:
Preface
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement
ENGLISH
To protect the global environment and as an environmentalist, MSI must remind you that...
Under the European Union (“EU”) Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, Directive 2002/96/EC, which takes effect on August 13, 2005,
products of “electrical and electronic equipment” cannot be discarded as municipal wastes anymore, and manufacturers of covered electronic equipment
will be obligated to take back such products at the end of their useful life. MSI will comply with the product take back requirements at the end of life of MSI-branded products
that are sold into the EU. You can return these products to local collection points.
DEUTSCH
Hinweis von MSI zur Erhaltung und Schutz unserer Umwelt
Gemäß der Richtlinie 2002/96/EG über Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräte dürfen Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräte nicht mehr als kommunale Abfälle entsorgt werden. MSI
hat europaweit verschiedene Sammel- und Recyclingunternehmen beauftragt, die in
die Europäische Union in Verkehr gebrachten Produkte, am Ende seines Lebenszyklus
zurückzunehmen. Bitte entsorgen Sie dieses Produkt zum gegebenen Zeitpunkt ausschliesslich an einer lokalen Altgerätesammelstelle in Ihrer Nähe.
FRANÇAIS
En tant qu’écologiste et afin de protéger l’environnement, MSI tient à rappeler ceci...
Au sujet de la directive européenne (EU) relative aux déchets des équipement électriques et électroniques, directive 2002/96/EC, prenant effet le 13 août 2005, que les
produits électriques et électroniques ne peuvent être déposés dans les décharges ou
tout simplement mis à la poubelle. Les fabricants de ces équipements seront obligés de
récupérer certains produits en fin de vie. MSI prendra en compte cette exigence relative
au retour des produits en fin de vie au sein de la communauté européenne. Par conséquent vous pouvez retourner localement ces matériels dans les points de collecte.
РУССКИЙ
Компания MSI предпринимает активные действия по защите окружающей среды,
поэтому напоминаем вам, что....
В соответствии с директивой Европейского Союза (ЕС) по предотвращению
загрязнения окружающей среды использованным электрическим и электронным
оборудованием (директива WEEE 2002/96/EC), вступающей в силу 13
августа 2005 года, изделия, относящиеся к электрическому и электронному
оборудованию, не могут рассматриваться как бытовой мусор, поэтому
производители вышеперечисленного электронного оборудования обязаны
принимать его для переработки по окончании срока службы. MSI обязуется
соблюдать требования по приему продукции, проданной под маркой MSI на
территории EC, в переработку по окончании срока службы. Вы можете вернуть
эти изделия в специализированные пункты приема.
vi
MS-7751
ESPAÑOL
MSI como empresa comprometida con la protección del medio ambiente, recomienda:
NEDERLANDS
Om het milieu te beschermen, wil MSI u eraan herinneren dat….
De richtlijn van de Europese Unie (EU) met betrekking tot Vervuiling van Electrische
en Electronische producten (2002/96/EC), die op 13 Augustus 2005 in zal gaan kunnen niet meer beschouwd worden als vervuiling. Fabrikanten van dit soort producten
worden verplicht om producten retour te nemen aan het eind van hun levenscyclus.
MSI zal overeenkomstig de richtlijn handelen voor de producten die de merknaam MSI
dragen en verkocht zijn in de EU. Deze goederen kunnen geretourneerd worden op
lokale inzamelingspunten.
SRPSKI
Da bi zaštitili prirodnu sredinu, i kao preduzeće koje vodi računa o okolini i prirodnoj
sredini, MSI mora da vas podesti da…
Po Direktivi Evropske unije (“EU”) o odbačenoj ekektronskoj i električnoj opremi, Direktiva 2002/96/EC, koja stupa na snagu od 13. Avgusta 2005, proizvodi koji spadaju
pod “elektronsku i električnu opremu” ne mogu više biti odbačeni kao običan otpad i
proizvođači ove opreme biće prinuđeni da uzmu natrag ove proizvode na kraju njihovog
uobičajenog veka trajanja. MSI će poštovati zahtev o preuzimanju ovakvih proizvoda
kojima je istekao vek trajanja, koji imaju MSI oznaku i koji su prodati u EU. Ove proizvode možete vratiti na lokalnim mestima za prikupljanje.
POLSKI
Aby chronić nasze środowisko naturalne oraz jako firma dbająca o ekologię, MSI przypomina, że...
Zgodnie z Dyrektywą Unii Europejskiej (“UE”) dotyczącą odpadów produktów elektrycznych i elektronicznych (Dyrektywa 2002/96/EC), która wchodzi w życie 13 sierpnia
2005, tzw. “produkty oraz wyposażenie elektryczne i elektroniczne “ nie mogą być traktowane jako śmieci komunalne, tak więc producenci tych produktów będą zobowiązani
do odbierania ich w momencie gdy produkt jest wycofywany z użycia. MSI wypełni
wymagania UE, przyjmując produkty (sprzedawane na terenie Unii Europejskiej) wycofywane z użycia. Produkty MSI będzie można zwracać w wyznaczonych punktach
zbiorczych.
vii
Preface
Bajo la directiva 2002/96/EC de la Unión Europea en materia de desechos y/o equipos electrónicos, con fecha de rigor desde el 13 de agosto de 2005, los productos
clasificados como “eléctricos y equipos electrónicos” no pueden ser depositados en
los contenedores habituales de su municipio, los fabricantes de equipos electrónicos,
están obligados a hacerse cargo de dichos productos al termino de su período de vida.
MSI estará comprometido con los términos de recogida de sus productos vendidos en
la Unión Europea al final de su periodo de vida. Usted debe depositar estos productos
en el punto limpio establecido por el ayuntamiento de su localidad o entregar a una
empresa autorizada para la recogida de estos residuos.
Preface
TÜRKÇE
Çevreci özelliğiyle bilinen MSI dünyada çevreyi korumak için hatırlatır:
Avrupa Birliği (AB) Kararnamesi Elektrik ve Elektronik Malzeme Atığı, 2002/96/EC
Kararnamesi altında 13 Ağustos 2005 tarihinden itibaren geçerli olmak üzere, elektrikli
ve elektronik malzemeler diğer atıklar gibi çöpe atılamayacak ve bu elektonik cihazların
üreticileri, cihazların kullanım süreleri bittikten sonra ürünleri geri toplamakla yükümlü
olacaktır. Avrupa Birliği’ne satılan MSI markalı ürünlerin kullanım süreleri bittiğinde MSI
ürünlerin geri alınması isteği ile işbirliği içerisinde olacaktır. Ürünlerinizi yerel toplama
noktalarına bırakabilirsiniz.
ČESKY
Záleží nám na ochraně životního prostředí - společnost MSI upozorňuje...
Podle směrnice Evropské unie (“EU”) o likvidaci elektrických a elektronických výrobků
2002/96/EC platné od 13. srpna 2005 je zakázáno likvidovat “elektrické a elektronické
výrobky” v běžném komunálním odpadu a výrobci elektronických výrobků, na které se
tato směrnice vztahuje, budou povinni odebírat takové výrobky zpět po skončení jejich životnosti. Společnost MSI splní požadavky na odebírání výrobků značky MSI,
prodávaných v zemích EU, po skončení jejich životnosti. Tyto výrobky můžete odevzdat
v místních sběrnách.
MAGYAR
Annak érdekében, hogy környezetünket megvédjük, illetve környezetvédőként fellépve
az MSI emlékezteti Önt, hogy ...
Az Európai Unió („EU”) 2005. augusztus 13-án hatályba lépő, az elektromos és elektronikus berendezések hulladékairól szóló 2002/96/EK irányelve szerint az elektromos
és elektronikus berendezések többé nem kezelhetőek lakossági hulladékként, és az
ilyen elektronikus berendezések gyártói kötelessé válnak az ilyen termékek visszavételére azok hasznos élettartama végén. Az MSI betartja a termékvisszavétellel kapcsolatos követelményeket az MSI márkanév alatt az EU-n belül értékesített termékek
esetében, azok élettartamának végén. Az ilyen termékeket a legközelebbi gyűjtőhelyre
viheti.
ITALIANO
Per proteggere l’ambiente, MSI, da sempre amica della natura, ti ricorda che….
In base alla Direttiva dell’Unione Europea (EU) sullo Smaltimento dei Materiali Elettrici
ed Elettronici, Direttiva 2002/96/EC in vigore dal 13 Agosto 2005, prodotti appartenenti
alla categoria dei Materiali Elettrici ed Elettronici non possono più essere eliminati come
rifiuti municipali: i produttori di detti materiali saranno obbligati a ritirare ogni prodotto
alla fine del suo ciclo di vita. MSI si adeguerà a tale Direttiva ritirando tutti i prodotti
marchiati MSI che sono stati venduti all’interno dell’Unione Europea alla fine del loro
ciclo di vita. È possibile portare i prodotti nel più vicino punto di raccolta
viii
MS-7751
▍ Contents
Copyright Notice�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Trademarks���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Revision History�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Safety Instructions�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement����������������������������������������� iv
Battery Information����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
Chemical Substances Information������������������������������������������������������������������ v
BSMI EMI 聲明����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement������������������� vi
Chapter 1 Getting Started���������������������������������������������������������������������������1-1
Packing Contents������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-2
Optional Accessories������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-2
Assembly Precautions������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1-3
Mainboard Specifications������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-4
Connectors Quick Guide�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-6
Back Panel Quick Guide�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-8
CPU (Central Processing Unit)�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-10
Mounting Screw Holes��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-14
Power Supply����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-15
Memory�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-16
Expansion Slots������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-18
Video/ Graphics Cards �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-19
Internal Connectors�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-24
Buttons��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-32
Jumpers������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-34
Switch����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-35
LED Status Indicators���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-36
Chapter 2 BIOS Setup���������������������������������������������������������������������������������2-1
Entering���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-2
Overview�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-2
Boot device priority bar���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-3
Operation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-4
SETTINGS����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-5
OC���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-10
ix
Preface
Technical Support�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
Preface
ECO������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-17
BROWSER��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-18
Installing Winki��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-18
UTILITIES���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-19
Updating the BIOS with Live Update������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-21
SECURITY��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-22
Appendix A Realtek Audio�������������������������������������������������������������������������� A-1
Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver�����������������������������������������������������������������A-2
Software Configuration�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������A-3
Hardware Default Setting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������A-5
Appendix B Intel RAID�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� B-1
Introduction����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������B-2
Using Intel Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM�������������������������������������������B-3
Installing Driver��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������B-10
Degraded RAID Array����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������B-12
System Acceleration (optional)��������������������������������������������������������������������������B-14
RST Synchronization (optional)�������������������������������������������������������������������������B-16
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Thank you for choosing the Z77A-GD65 Series (MS7751 v2.X) ATX mainboard. The Series mainboards are
based on Intel® Z77 chipset for optimal system efficiency.
Designed to fit the advanced Intel® LGA1155 processor,
the Z77A-GD65 Series mainboards deliver a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.
Getting Started
Packing Contents
Mainboard
Drivers &
Utilities Disc
User Guide
Backplate
SATA Cable
Optional Accessories
USB 2.0
Bracket
USB 3.0
Bracket
eSATA Power
Cable
eSATA
Bracket
M-Connector
USB3 to USB2
Connector
SATA Power
Cable
CrossFire
Cable
SLI Cable
MSI
MultiConnect
Panel
* These pictures are for reference only and may vary without notice.
* The packing contents may vary according to the model you purchased.
* If you need to purchase the optional accessories or request part numbers, please visit
the MSI website at http://www.msi.com/index.php or consult the dealer.
1-2
MS-7751
Assembly Precautions
Important
A screwdriver (not included) may be required for computer assembly.
1-3
Chapter 1
■ The components included in this package are prone to damage from electrostatic
discharge (ESD). Please adhere to the following instructions to ensure successful
computer assembly.
■ Always turn off the power supply and unplug the power cord from the power outlet
before installing or removing any computer component.
■ Ensure that all components are securely connected. Loose connections may cause
the computer to not recognize a component or fail to start.
■ Hold the mainboard by the edges to avoid touching sensitive components.
■ It is recommended to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap when handling
the mainboard to prevent electrostatic damage. If an ESD wrist strap is not available,
discharge yourself of static electricity by touching another metal object before handling the mainboard.
■ Store the mainboard in an electrostatic shielding container or on an antistatic pad
whenever the mainboard is not installed.
■ Before turning on the computer, ensure that there are no loose screws or metal components on the mainboard or anywhere within the computer case.
■ Do not use the computer in a high-temperature environment.
■ Do not boot the computer before installation is completed. This could cause permanent damage to the components as well as injury to the user.
■ If you need help during any installation step, please consult a certified computer technician.
Getting Started
Mainboard Specifications
Processor Support
■ 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors
in an LGA 1155 socket
(For the latest information about CPU, please visit
http://www.msi.com/service/cpu-support)
Chipset
■ Intel® Z77 chipset
Memory Support
■ 4x DDR3 DIMMs support DDR3 2667*(OC)/ 2400*(OC)/ 2133*(OC)/ 1866*(OC)/
1600/ 1333/ 1066 DRAM (32GB Max)
■ Supports Dual-Channel mode
(*OC = OverClocking, for more information on compatible components, please visit
http://www.msi.com/service/test-report)
LAN
■ Supports LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Intel® 82579V
Audio
■ Integrated HD audio codec by Realtek® ALC898
■ 8-channel audio with jack sensing
■ Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
SATA
■ 4x SATA 6Gb/s ports
- (SATA1~2) by Intel® Z77
- (SATA7~8) by Asmedia® ASM1061**
- (**If you set external SATA 6Gb/s ports to AHCI mode, we highly recommend that
you install Windows 7.)
■ 4x SATA 3Gb/s ports
- (SATA3~6) by Intel® Z77
RAID
■ SATA1~6 support Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (AHCI/ RAID 0/ 1/ 5/
10) by Intel® Z77
USB 3.0
■ 2x USB 3.0 rear IO ports by Intel® Z77
■ 1x USB 3.0 onboard connector by Intel® Z77
Multi-GPU
■ Supports ATI® CrossFireTM Technology
■ Supports NVIDIA® SLITM Technology
■ Supports Lucid® Virtu Universal MVP
1-4
MS-7751
Connectors & Buttons
Slots
■ 3x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots
PCIe x16 slots support table
When installing 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/
Core™ i3/ Pentium®/ Celeron® processors
When installing 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i7/ Core™ i5/
Core™ i3/ Pentium®/ Celeron® processors
16/0/0
16/0/X
8/8/0
8/4/4
16
0
0
8
8
0
8/8/X
16
0
no support
8
8
no support
8
4
4
■ 4x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
Form Factor
■ ATX (30.5 cm X 24.5 cm)
Mounting Screw Holes
■ 9x mounting holes
1-5
Chapter 1
■ Back panel
- 1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse port
- 1x Clear CMOS button
- 1x Coaxial S/PDIF-out port
- 1x Optical S/PDIF-out port
- 4x USB 2.0 ports
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- 1x LAN port
- 6x audio ports
- 1x HDMI® port***, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
- 1x DVI-D port***, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200
- 1x VGA port***
- *** This platform supports dual-display function by any two output ports (HDMI+DVI,
DVI+VGA or VGA+HDMI).
■ On-Board
- 3x USB 2.0 connectors
- 1x USB 3.0 connector
- 1x IEEE 1394 connector
- 1x Multi BIOS Switch
- 1x TPM Module connector
- 1x Front Panel Audio connector
- 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1x Voice Genie connector (optional)
- 1x MultiConnect Panel connector (optional)
- 1x V-Check Points Set
Getting Started
Connectors Quick Guide
DIMM4
DIMM3
DIMM2
DIMM1
SYSFAN2
SYSFAN3
CPUFAN
CPU
JPWR2
JTURBO1
OC1
RESET1
POWER1
JPWR1
Back
Panel
FV1
SYSFAN1
PCI_E1
PCI_E2
JUSB4
PCI_E3
SATA1_2
PCI_E4
JBAT1
SATA3_4
PCI_E5
SATA5_6
PCI_E6
SATA7_8
PCI_E7
JAUD1
JCI1
SYSFAN4
JFP2
JDLED3
1-6
JUSB2
JFP1
JTPM1
J1394_1
JUSB3
MULTI_BIOS_SWITCH
JUSB1
MS-7751
Connectors Reference Guide
Port Name
Port Type
Page
1-8
CPU
LGA1155 CPU Socket
1-10
CPUFAN,SYSFAN1~4
Fan Power Connectors
1-25
DIMM1~4
DDR3 Memory Slots 1-16
FV1
Voltage Checkpoints Connector
1-31
J1394_1
IEEE1394 Expansion Connector 1-30
JAUD1
Front Panel Audio Connector
1-26
JBAT1
Clear CMOS Jumper
1-34
JCI1
Chassis Intrusion Connector
1-28
JDLED3
Voice Genie Connector
1-29
JFP1, JFP2
Front Panel Connectors
1-26
JPWR1
ATX 24-pin Power Connector
1-15
JPWR2
ATX 8-pin Power Connector
1-15
JTPM1
TPM Module connector
1-29
JTURBO1
MultiConnect Panel Connector
1-30
JUSB1~3
USB 2.0 Expansion Connectors
1-27
JUSB4
USB 3.0 Expansion Connector
1-28
MULTI BIOS SWITCH
Multi BIOS Switch
1-35
OC1
OC Genie Button 1-32
PCI_E2, 5, 7
PCIe x16 Expansion Slots
1-18
PCI_E1, 3, 4, 6
PCIe x1 Expansion Slots
1-18
POWER1
Power Button
1-33
RESET1
Reset Button
1-33
SATA1~2, 7~8
SATA 6Gb/s Connectors
1-24
SATA3~6
SATA 3Gb/s Connectors
1-24
1-7
Chapter 1
Back Panel
Getting Started
Back Panel Quick Guide
Mouse/Keyboard
Coaxial
USB 2.0 Port
S/PDIF-Out
LAN
VGA Port
Line-In
RS-Out
Line-Out CS-Out
Mic
USB 2.0 Port
Optical
HDMI Port
S/PDIF-Out
USB 3.0 Port
SS-Out
DVI-D Port
Clear CMOS Button
▶ Mouse/Keyboard
A combination PS/2® mouse/keyboard DIN connector for a PS/2® mouse/keyboard.
▶ Clear CMOS Button
There is CMOS RAM present on board that is powered by an external battery to store
system configuration data. Using CMOS RAM, the system can automatically boot into
the operating system (OS) every time it is turned on. If you wish to clear the system
configuration, press the button to clear the data.
▶ Coaxial S/PDIF-Out
This S/PDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format) connector is provided for
digital audio transmission to external speakers through an coaxial cable.
▶ Optical S/PDIF-Out
This S/PDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format) connector is provided for
digital audio transmission to external speakers through an optical fiber cable.
▶ USB 2.0 Port
The USB 2.0 port is for attaching USB 2.0 devices such as keyboard, mouse, or other
USB 2.0-compatible devices.
▶ USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 port is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices. It supports data transfer
rate up to 5 Gbit/s (SuperSpeed).
Important
In order to use USB 3.0 devices, you must connect to a USB 3.0 port. If a USB cable is
used, it must be USB 3.0 compliant.
1-8
MS-7751
▶ LAN
The standard RJ-45 LAN jack is for connecting to a
Local Area Network (LAN).
Yellow
Green/ Orange
Color
LED State
Condition
Left
Yellow
Off
LAN link is not established.
On(Steady)
LAN link is established.
On(flashing)
The computer is communicating with another computer on the
network.
Off
10 Mbits/sec data rate
Right
Green
Orange
On
100 Mbits/sec data rate
On
1000 Mbits/sec data rate
▶ HDMI Port
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an all-digital audio-video interface
that is capable of transmitting uncompressed streams. HDMI supports all types of TV
formats, including standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel
digital audio on a single cable.
▶ VGA Port
The DB15-pin female connector is provided for monitor.
▶ DVI-D Port
The DVI-D (Digital Visual Interface- Digital) connector can be connected to a LCD
monitor, or a CRT monitor with an adapter. To connect a monitor, please refer to the
monitor’s manual for more information.
Important
This platform supports dual-display function by any two output ports (HDMI+DVI,
DVI+VGA or VGA+HDMI).
HDMI+DVI
DVI+VGA
VGA+HDMI
Extend mode
(Extend the desktop to the second monitor)
◯
◯
◯
Clone mode
(Two monitors have the same screen)
◯
◯
◯
▶ Audio Ports
These connectors are used for audio devices. The color of the jack refers to the function
of the connector.
■ Blue-Line in: Used for connecting external audio outputting devices.
■ Green- Line out: Used as a connector for speakers or headphone.
■ Pink- Mic: Used as a connector for a microphone.
■ Black- RS-Out: Rear surround sound line out in 4/ 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
■ Orange- CS-Out: Center/ subwoofer line out in 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
■ Gray- SS-Out: Side surround sound line out in 7.1 channel mode.
1-9
Chapter 1
LED
Getting Started
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
Introduction to the LGA 1155 CPU
The surface of the LGA 1155 CPU has two alignment keys and a yellow triangle to
assist in correctly lining up the CPU for mainboard placement. The yellow triangle
is the Pin 1 indicator.
Alignment Key
Alignment Key
Yellow triangle is the
Pin 1 indicator
Important
Overheating
Overheating can seriously damage the CPU and mainboard. Always make sure the
cooling fans work properly to protect the CPU from overheating. Be sure to apply an
even layer of thermal paste (or thermal tape) between the CPU and the heatsink to
enhance heat dissipation.
Replacing the CPU
When replacing the CPU, always turn off the system’s power supply and unplug the
power supply’s power cord to ensure the safety of the CPU.
Overclocking
This mainboard is designed to support overclocking. Before attempting to overclock,
please make sure that all other system components can tolerate overclocking. Any
attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not recommend. MSI does not
guarantee the damages or risks caused by inadequate operation beyond product
specifications.
1-10
MS-7751
CPU & Cooler Installation
When installing a CPU, always remember to install a CPU cooler. A CPU cooler is
necessary to prevent overheating and maintain system stability. Follow the steps below
to ensure correct CPU and CPU cooler installation. Wrong installation can damage both
the CPU and the mainboard.
2. The
loading
plate
should
automatically lift up as the loading
lever is pushed to the fully open
position. Do not touch any of the
CPU socket pins.
3. Line up the CPU to fit the CPU
socket. Be sure to hold the CPU by
the base with the metal contacts
facing downward. The alignment
keys on the CPU will line up with the
edges of the CPU socket to ensure a
correct fit.
4. Close the loading plate and remove
the plastic protective cap.
Alignment Key
1-11
Chapter 1
1. Unhook and lift the loading lever to
the fully open position.
Getting Started
5. Inspect the CPU to check if it is
properly seated in the socket. Press
the loading lever down and lock it
under the retention tab.
6. Evenly spread a thin layer of
thermal paste (or thermal tape) on
the top of the CPU. This will help in
heat dissipation and prevent CPU
overheating.
7. Locate the CPU fan connector on the
mainboard.
8. Place the heatsink on the mainboard
with the fan’s wires facing towards the
fan connector and the hooks matching
the holes on the mainboard.
1-12
MS-7751
9. Push down on the heatsink until the
four clips get wedged into the holes
on the mainboard. Press the four
hooks down to fasten the cooler. As
each hook locks into position a click
should be heard.
10. Inspect the mainboard to ensure that
the clip-ends have been properly
locked in place.
Chapter 1
Mainboard
Hook
11. Finally, attach the CPU fan cable
to the CPU fan connector on the
mainboard.
Important
• Do not touch the CPU socket pins.
• Confirm that the CPU cooler has formed a tight seal with the CPU before booting
your syste.
• Whenever the CPU is not installed, always protect the CPU socket pins by covering
the socket with the plastic cap.
• Please refer to the documentation in the CPU cooler package for more details about
CPU cooler installation.
1-13
Getting Started
Mounting Screw Holes
When installing the mainboard, first install the necessary mounting stands required for
an mainboard on the mounting plate in your computer case. If there is an I/O back plate
that came with the computer case, please replace it with the I/O backplate that came
with the mainboard package. The I/O backplate should snap easily into the computer
case without the need for any screws. Align the mounting plate’s mounting stands with
the screw holes on the mainboard and secure the mainboard with the screws provided
with your computer case. The locations of the screw holes on the mainboard are shown
below. For more information, please refer to the manual that came with the computer
case.
The I/O ports should be facing toward
the rear of the computer case. They
should line up with the holes on the
I/O backplate.
Important
• Install the mainboard on a flat surface free from unnecessary debris.
• To prevent damage to the mainboard, any contact between the mainboard circuitry
and the computer case, except for the mounting stands, is prohibited.
• Please make sure there are no loose metal components on the mainboard or within
the computer case that may cause a short circuit of the mainboard.
1-14
MS-7751
Power Supply
JPWR1: ATX 24-pin Power Connector
d
n
u
ro
V
.G 5 V
4
2 3.+ +5 V
d
2 2. +5 s un d
2 1. e o n d
2 0.R Gr rou un #
2 9. G ro ON d
- n
1 8.
1 7.G PS ou
1 6. Gr 2V V
1 . 1 .3
5
1 4.- +3
1 3.
1
V
.3
3 V
.+ 2 V
2 1 2
1 1.+ +1 B OK
1 0. VS R nd
1 .5 W u
9 .P ro nd
8 .G 5V u
d
7 .+ ro
6 .G 5V un
5 .+ ro 3V
4 G . V
.
3 .+3 3.3
2 .+
1
JPWR2: ATX 8-pin Power Connector
This connector provides 12V power to the CPU.
d
n
u d
ro un nd
.G ro u d
4 G ro un
.
3 .G ro
2 .G
1
V
2
1 V
.+ 2 V
8 .+1 2 V
7 .+1 12
6 .+
5
Important
Make sure that all the power cables are securely connected to a proper ATX power supply to ensure stable operation of the mainboard.
1-15
Chapter 1
This connector allows you to connect an ATX 24-pin power supply. To connect the ATX
24-pin power supply, align the power supply cable with the connector and firmly press
the cable into the connector. If done correctly, the clip on the power cable should be
hooked on the mainboard’s power connector.
Getting Started
Memory
These DIMM slots are used for installing memory modules. For more information on
compatible components, please visit http://www.msi.com/service/test-report
DDR3
240-pin, 1.5V
48x2=96 pin
72x2=144 pin
Dual-Channel mode Population Rule
In Dual-Channel mode, the memory modules can transmit and receive data with two
data bus channels simultaneously. Enabling Dual-Channel mode can enhance system
performance. The following illustrations explain the population rules for Dual-Channel
mode.
1
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
2
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
Installed
Empty
Important
• DDR3 memory modules are not interchangeable with DDR2, and the DDR3 standard
is not backward compatible. Always install DDR3 memory modules in DDR3 DIMM
slots.
• To ensure system stability, memory modules must be of the same type and density
in Dual-Channel mode.
• Due to chipset resource usage, the system will only detect up to 31+ GB of memory
(not full 32 GB) when all DIMM slots have 8GB memory modules installed.
1-16
MS-7751
Installing Memory Modules
1. Unlock the DIMM slot by pushing the mounting clips to the side. Vertically insert the
memory module into the DIMM slot. The memory module has an off-center notch on
the bottom that will only allow it to fit one way into the DIMM slot.
3. Manually check if the memory module has been locked in place by the DIMM slot’s
side clips.
Notch
Volt
1-17
Chapter 1
2. Push the memory module deep into the DIMM slot. The plastic clips at each side
of the DIMM slot will automatically close when the memory module is properly seat
and an audible click should be heard.
Getting Started
Expansion Slots
This mainboard contains numerous ports for expansion cards, such as discrete graphics or audio cards.
PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) Slot
The PCIe slot supports the PCIe interface expansion card.
PCIe 3.0 x16 Slot
PCIe 2.0 x1 Slot
Important
When adding or removing expansion cards, always turn off the power supply and unplug the power supply power cable from the power outlet. Read the expansion card’s
documentation to check for any necessary additional hardware or software changes.
1-18
MS-7751
Video/ Graphics Cards
If available, this mainboard takes advantage of the CPU’s integrate graphics processor,
but discrete video cards can be installed by way of the mainboard’s expansion slots.
Adding on one or more discrete video cards will significantly boost the system’s graphics
performance. For best compatibility, MSI graphics cards are recommended.
1. Determine what type of expansion slot(s) the video card will use. Locate the
expansion slot(s) on the mainboard. Remove any protective expansion slot covers
from the computer case.
2. Line up the video card on top of the expansion slot(s) with the display ports facing
out of the computer case. For a single video card installation, using the PCI_E2 slot
is recommended.
3. Push the video card into its expansion slot(s). Depending on the expansion slot(s)
used, there should be clip(s) on the expansion slot(s) that will lock in place.
4. If needed, screw the edge of the graphics card to the computer case. Some video
cards might require a power cable directly from the power supply.
5. Please consult your video card’s manual for further instructions regarding driver
installation or other special settings.
1-19
Chapter 1
Single Video Card Installation
Getting Started
AMD CrossFire™ (Multi-GPU) Technology
AMD CrossFire™ is a multi-GPU performance gaming platform. By linking together
two or more discrete GPUs, CrossFire™ can significant improve system graphics
performance. It allows the ability to scale a system’s graphics power as needed, making it
the most scalable gaming platform. This mainboard will automatically detect CrossFire™
technology and make changes in the BIOS as needed. Follow the instructions below to
ensure a successful two-way CrossFire™ installation.
1. Install two AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards into the PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 expansion
slots.
2. With the two cards installed, two CrossFire™ Video Link cable are required to
connect the graphics cards. Attach one side of the cable on each of the cards
by way of the metal contacts (please refer to the picture below). Please note that
although two graphics cards have been installed, only the display ports on the
graphics card installed in the first PCIe x16 slot will work. All displays should be
connected to this graphics card.
CrossFireTM Video Link cable
Important
• Please ensure that all graphics cards used in CrossFire™ mode are of the same
brand and specifications. For best compatibility with the mainboard, MSI graphics
cards are recommended.
• Make sure to connect an adequate power supply to the power connectors on the
graphics cards to ensure stable operation.
• Only Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows™ XP Professional x64
Edition, Windows™ Vista, & Windows™ 7 will support CrossFire™ mode.
1-20
MS-7751
3. Boot up the computer and install the drivers and software included in your video
card package. For more information, please refer to the manual that came with your
video card.
4. After all of the hardware and software has been properly installed, reboot the
system. After entering the operating system (OS), right click on the desktop and
choose the “Catalyst Control Center II”.
Chapter 1
5. The CrossFire™ setting must be enabled to allow CrossFire™ mode to operate.
The follow screen appears in the Catalyst Control Center II. Depending on your
operating system, the screen may look different.
Important
A CrossFireTM system has four possible display modes:
• SuperTiling
• Scissor Mode
• Alternate Frame Rendering
• Super Anti-aliasing.
For more details, please consult the graphics card manual.
1-21
Getting Started
NVIDIA® SLI Technology
NVIDIA’s SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology allows two or more GPUs to run in
tandem within a system to achieve significant graphics performance gains. To utilize
this technology, the GPU cards must be connected by an SLI Video Link.
If you intend to use SLI mode, please follow the instructions below to properly set up SLI
mode. The instructions below are meant for a two video card SLI configuration.
1. Install two NVIDIA graphics cards in the PCI_E2 and the PCI_E5 slots.
2. With the two cards installed, a SLI Video Link cable is required to connect the
graphics cards. Attach one side of the cable on each of the cards by way of the
metal contacts (please refer to the picture below). Please note that although two
graphics cards have been installed, only the display ports on the graphics card
installed in the first PCIe x16 slot will work. All displays should be connected to this
graphics card.
SLI Video Link Card
3. Boot up the computer and install the drivers and software included in your video
card package. For more information, please refer to the manual that came with your
video card.
1-22
MS-7751
4. After all of the hardware and software has been properly installed, reboot the
system. After entering the operating system (OS), right click on the desktop and
choose the “NVIDIA Control Panel”.
Chapter 1
5. Enter the NVIDIA Control Panel. Choose the “Maximize 3D Performance” setting
to enable SLI mode. The configuration screen is shown below. Depending on your
operating system, the screen may look different.
Choose this item
Important
• Please ensure that all graphics cards used in SLI mode are of the same brand and
specifications. For best compatibility with the mainboard, MSI graphics cards are
recommended.
• Make sure to connect an adequate power supply to the power connectors on the
graphics cards to ensure stable operation.
• If you wish to remove one graphics card and quit the SLI function, make sure the
“Maximize 3D Performance” function is disabled before removing the graphics card.
1-23
Getting Started
Internal Connectors
SATA1~8: SATA Connector
This connector is a high-speed SATA interface port. Each connector can connect to one
SATA device. SATA devices include disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD), and
optical drives (CD/ DVD/ Blu-Ray).
* The MB layout in this figure is for reference only.
SATA8
SATA7
SATA6
SATA5
SATA4
SATA3
SATA2
SATA1
SATA1~2 (6Gb/s, by Intel® Z77)
SATA3~6 (3Gb/s, by Intel® Z77)
SATA7~8 (6Gb/s, by Asmedia® ASM1061)
Important
• Many SATA devices also need a power cable from the power supply. Such devices
include disk drives (HDD), solid state drives (SSD), and optical drives (CD / DVD /
Blu-Ray). Please refer to the device’s manual for further information.
• Many computer cases also require that large SATA devices, such as HDDs, SSDs,
and optical drives, be screwed down into the case. Refer to the manual that came
with your computer case or your SATA device for further installation instructions.
• Please do not fold the SATA cable at a 90-degree angle. Data loss may result during
transmission otherwise.
• SATA cables have identical plugs on either sides of the cable. However, it is recommended that the flat connector be connected to the mainboard for space saving
purposes.
1-24
MS-7751
CPUFAN,SYSFAN1~4: Fan Power Connectors
SYSFAN1/
d
o
n
u
/N
ro 2V or
.G 1 s
1 + en
.
2 .S
3
U
se
SYSFAN3/ SYSFAN4
d
n
u
ro 2V or l
.G 1 s o
1 .+ en tr
2 .S on
3 .C
4
CPUFAN/
SYSFAN2
Important
• Please refer to your processor’s official website or consult your vendor to find
recommended CPU cooling fans.
• The CPUFAN, SYSFAN1, SYSFAN2 connectors support Smart Fan Control with
liner mode. The Control Center II utility can be installed to automatically control the
fan speeds according to the CPU’s and system’s temperature.
• If there are not enough ports on the mainboard to connect all system fans, adapters
are available to connect a fan directly to a power supply.
• Before first boot up, ensure that there are no cables impeding any fan blades.
1-25
Chapter 1
The fan power connectors support system cooling fans with +12V. If the mainboard has
a System Hardware Monitor chipset on-board, you must use a specially designed fan
with a speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control. Remember to connect
all system fans. Some system fans may not connect to the mainboard and will instead
connect to the power supply directly. A system fan can be plugged into any available
system fan connector.
Getting Started
JFP1, JFP2: Front Panel Connectors
2
.+
8 .
6 .+
4 .
These connectors connect to the front panel switches and LEDs. The JFP1 connector is
compliant with the Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. When installing the
front panel connectors, please use the enclosed mConnectors to simplify installation.
Plug all the wires from the computer case into the mConnectors and then plug the
mConnectors into the mainboard.
r
ake
Spe
zer
Buz
D D
in E LE
P rL d
o e n
.N w e d
7 .Po sp n
5 .Su rou
3 .G
1
JFP2
P
o
w
e
r
0
in
P o 8. +
.
.N
6
.
4 +
.
2
e
ch
w
it
o
w
1
S
P
r
L
E
D
ch
it
w
d
S
e
t
rv se
D
E
se e
L
e
R
D
.R
D
9 .+
H
7 .
5 .3 .+
1
JFP1
Important
• On the connectors coming from the case, pins marked by small triangles are positive
wires. Please use the diagrams above and the writing on the mConnectors to
determine correct connector orientation and placement.
• The majority of the computer case’s front panel connectors will primarily be plugged
into JFP1.
JAUD1: Front Panel Audio Connector
This connector allows you to connect the front audio panel located on your computer
case. This connector is compliant with the Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design
Guide.
ct
te
e
D
e
n
o
n
h
io
P
ct
d
e
a
e in et
.H P D
0 o
1 .N IC
8 .M C nd
6 N ou
.
4 Gr
.
2
io
n
L
e D
n
o N
h E R
P _S ne
d
o
a E h
e NS P
.H E d
9 .S a R
7 .He IC L
5 M IC
.
3 .M
1
1-26
MS-7751
JUSB1~3: USB 2.0 Expansion Connectors
This connector is designed for connecting high-speed USB peripherals such as USB
HDDs, digital cameras, MP3 players, printers, modems, and many others.
115V
Chapter 1
d
C un +
.N o 1
0 r B 11 .G
8 US B
. S
6 .U C
4 VC
.
2
in
P nd
o u +
.N ro 0
9 .G SB 07 U B
.
S
5 .U CC
3 .V
1
* The MB layout in this figure is for reference only.
USB 2.0 Bracket (optional)
The JUSB1 (red mark) connector supports MSI’s new SuperCharger technology which
provides quicker USB charging of your cellular phone or other USB-powered devices.
To enable this feature, please install the MSI SuperCharger application on your computer. When the SuperCharger application is turned on, the JUSB1 connector will convert data channels to extra power channels to quickly charge your connected device.
Please note that when the SuperCharger application is turned on, data transmission
and synchronization over the JUSB1 connector will not function. To enable the JUSB1
connector to function as a normal USB 2.0 connector, please turn off the SuperCharger
application. When the computer is in stand-by or hibernation mode (S3/ S4/ S5) SuperCharger mode will automatically be enabled.
Important
• Note that the VCC and GND pins must be connected correctly to avoid possible
damage.
• Please only connect one device per USB port to ensure stable charging.
• SuperCharger Technology is only available on select MSI mainboard models. Please
refer to the MSI website to check if your mainboard has SuperCharger technology.
• For iPad, JUSB1 (red mark) can still charge iPad in S3, S4, S5 state.
• We recommend that don’t disconnect the device when you charge it in S1 state.
1-27
Getting Started
JUSB4: USB 3.0 Expansion Connector
The USB 3.0 port is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. It supports data transfer rates up to 5Gbits/s (SuperSpeed).
115V
N
D
_ DP
in
N
P r X _
D
o e _R X
_ P
C D
.N w 3 R
_ _
0 o B _
2 .P S B3 nd X _C
T
9
1 8.U S ou _ X
1 7.U Gr B3 _T
1 6. S B3 nd 1 .U S u .0 +
o
5
1 .U r B2 .0
4
1 3.G S B2
1 2.U S
1 1.U
1
N
D
_ DP
N
r X _
D
e R X
_ P
w _
o B3 _R _C _D
.P S 3 d X C
1 U B n T _
.
2 .US rou 3_ TX
3 .G SB 3_ d 4 .U B n 0
5 US rou 2. 0 +
.
6 .G SB 2. nd
7 U B u
. S
8 .U ro
9 0.G
1
* The MB layout in this figure is for reference only.
USB 3.0 Bracket (optional)
Important
• Note that the VCC and GND pins must be connected correctly to avoid possible
damage.
• To use a USB 3.0 device, you must connect the device to a USB 3.0 port through an
optional USB 3.0 compliant cable.
JCI1: Chassis Intrusion Connector
This connector connects to the chassis intrusion switch cable. If the computer case is
opened, the chassis intrusion mechanism will be activated. The system will record this
intrusion and a warning message will flash on screen. To clear the warning, you must
enter the BIOS utility and clear the record.
d
n
u RU
ro T
.G IN
2 .C
1
1-28
MS-7751
JTPM1: TPM Module connector
This connector connects to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module). Please refer to the TPM
security platform manual for more details and usages.
TPM module is optional
Chapter 1
115V
3
in
p 2
ta in
a p 1
d ta pin 0
n
e s & da ta pi
m s & da ta
a
ra re s
F d s & d
C ad dre ss &
P
re s
.L C d d s
3 P a d re
1 1.L C a dd et
1 .LP C a es k
9 .LP C R loc
7 .LP C C
5 .LP C
3 .LP
1
d
n
u d
r
ro un n r
e
.G ro Pi we Q r ow
4
1 2.G o Po IR we y p
l
1 .N
a o b
V
i
0
1 .5 er P nd
8 .S 3V ta
6 .3. S
4 .3V
2
* The MB layout in this figure is for reference only.
JDLED3: Voice Genie Connector (optional)
This connector is used to link to the voice control module (optional). Please refer to its
user guide for more details and usages.
in
p
d
n d
u rve
ro se d in
p
.G e n l in
u
p
3
1 .R ro tro l in
11 .G on tro l p
o
n
9
C
tr
.
7 .Co n B
o
5 C S
.
3 .5V
1
in
p n
l i
o p
tr l
n o
in
o tr
p
n
n
.C o Pi ol
4
in
1 2.C o tr
p
1 .N n 3 l pin
o
0
1 .C C tro l
8 .VC n ro
t
6 Co n
.
4 .Co
2
1-29
Getting Started
JTURBO1: MultiConnect Panel Connector (optional)
This connector is used to connect an optional front panel for controling the OC Genie and
some additional functions. Please refer to its user guide for more details and usages.
in
lP
o
tr
n O
o RB
.C
2 .TU
1
in
P O
o RB
.N
4 .TU
3
J1394_1: IEEE1394 Expansion Connector
This connector allows you to connect an IEEE 1394 device via an optional IEEE 1394
expansion bracket.
115V
d
n
u
ro V
.G 2 - d
0 1
1 .+ B n
8 TP rou
.
6 .G A
4 TP
.
2
in
P
o V
.N 2 + d
9 .+1 B n
7 .TP rou +
5 .G A
3 .TP
1
* The MB layout in this figure is for reference only.
1394 Bracket (optional)
1-30
MS-7751
FV1: Voltage Checkpoints Connector
These voltage checkpoint are used to measure the current system voltages. A multimeter
(not included) will be required to check voltages. To check the voltage, please use
the included voltage checkpoint cables included in the mainboard package. Attach the
positive lead of the multimeter to the voltage checkpoint cable and the negative lead to
the ground connector.
Chapter 1
7
GND
GND
PCH_1P05
VCC_DDR
CPU_GFX
CPU_VTT
1
VCCP
Point
Description
GND (pin 6, pin 7)
Ground
PCH_1P05 (pin 5)
PCH 1.5 voltage. The PCH voltage is the voltage supplied to
the Platform Controller Hub.
VCC_DDR (pin 4)
Memory voltage. The DDR memory voltage is the voltage
supplied to the DDR memory modules on the mainboard.
Lower memory timings may require higher voltages to
maintain system stability.
CPU_GFX (pin 3)
The CPU_GFX voltage is the voltage supplied to the
integrated graphics processor located on the CPU.
CPU_VTT (pin 2)
CPU IO voltage (Uncore). The CPU IO voltage is the voltage
supplied to the Uncore on the CPU. Higher overclocks may
require a higher CPU IO voltage to maintain stability.
VCCP (pin 1)
CPU core voltage. The CPU voltage is the voltage suppoied
to the CPU core. Higher overclocks may require higher CPU
core voltages to maintain stability.
1-31
Getting Started
Buttons
The mainboard has numerous on-board buttons to control various functions. This
section will explain how to change your mainboard’s functions through the use of these
on-board buttons.
OC1: OC Genie Button
This button is used to automatically overclock the system. Press this button once
while the system is off to enable OC Genie. The button will lock remain depressed
until it is pushed again to disable OC Genie. On the next boot, the OC Genie utility will
automatically overclock the CPU settings to optimal performance values. To disable
OC Genie, power off the system and press the OC Genie button again. The button will
depress and the CPU configuration settings will return to normal values.
Important
• Please install DDR3 1333 or faster memory and equip a better heatsink/cooler to use
the OC Genie function.
• We do not guarantee the OC Genie overclocking range or the damages/risks caused
by overclocking behavior.
• It is possible to disable the OC Genie function in the BIOS setup. Please refer to the
BIOS section of the manual for instructions on how to turn off OC Genie from the
BIOS.
• The usage of OC Genie is at the user’s own risk. Overclocking is never guaranteed
by MSI.
• To ensure successfully OC Genie usage, MSI components are recommended.
1-32
MS-7751
POWER1: Power Button
This button is use to turn-on and turn-off the system. Press the button once to turn-on
or turn-off the system.
Chapter 1
RESET1: Reset Button
This reset button is used to reset the system. Press the button to reset the system.
1-33
Getting Started
Jumpers
JBAT1: Clear CMOS Jumper
There is CMOS RAM onboard that is external powered from a battery located on the
mainboard to save system configuration data. With the CMOS RAM, the system can
automatically boot into the operating system (OS) every time it is turned on. If you want
to clear the system configuration, set the jumpers to clear the CMOS RAM.
1
Keep Data
1
Clear Data
Important
You can clear the CMOS RAM by shorting this jumper while the system is off. Afterwards,
open the jumper . Do not clear the CMOS RAM while the system is on because it will
damage the mainboard.
1-34
MS-7751
Switch
MULTI BIOS SWITCH: Multi BIOS Switch
Important
Do not use the Multi BIOS Switch when the system is powered on.
1-35
Chapter 1
This mainboard has two built-in BIOS ROMs (Labeled A and B, default BIOS ROM is A).
If one is crashed, you can shift to the other for booting by sliding the switch. In addition,
these two BIOS ROMs have the Multi BIOS Auto Update feature. You can access BIOS
→ SECURITY → "Multi BIOS Auto Update" item and set the feature to enable or disable.
Once enabled, the new BIOS version will automatically reflash the older one. If you
disable it, you can update each BIOS by yourself.
Getting Started
LED Status Indicators
DrMOS_ALARM LED
CPU_PHASE LEDs
CPU_PHASE LEDs
These LEDs will change according to CPU loading. The higher the power phase number, the more reliable the power flow to the processor.
DrMOS_ALARM LED
This LED will light red when DrMOS overheat.
1-36
MS-7751
Debug LED Panel
Please refer to the table below to get more information about the Debug LED
message.
Status
02,07
Power on CPU Initialization
03,08
Power on North Bridge Initialization
04,09
Power on South Bridge Initialization
0B
Power on Cache Initialization
11~14,32~36,56~5A
Early CPU Initialization
15~18,37~3A
Early North Bridge Initialization
19~1C,3B~3E
Early South Bridge Initialization
1D~2F,31,3F~4E,50~55
Early Memory Initialization
63~67,D0
Late CPU Initialization
69~6F,D1
Late North Bridge Initialization
70~77,D2
Late South Bridge Initialization
92~96,B5,D4
PCI bus Initialization
97,98,99,B2,D5~D7
Console Output/Input devices/Console initialization and
Load Option ROM (VGA, RAID, parallel ports, serial
ports……)
9A~A7,B4
Onboard devices Initialize and Detect (USB/ SATA/
SCSI……)
A8,A9,AB
Start of Setup. BIOS setup if needed/ requested.
AD/AE
Ready To Boot event/Legacy Boot event
A0
Enter OS (Windows® 7 or Windows® XP).
Chapter 1
Post
1-37
Chapter 2
BIOS Setup
CLICK BIOS II is a revolutionary UEFI interface that
allows you to setup and configure your system for
optimum use. Using your mouse and keyboard, users can
change BIOS settings, monitor CPU temperature, select
the boot device priority and view system information
such as the CPU name, DRAM capacity, the OS version
and the BIOS version. Users can import and export
parameter data for backup or for sharing with friends. By
connecting to the Internet within CLICK BIOS II, users
can browse webpages, check mail and use Live Update
iyour system.
BIOS Setup
Entering
Power on the computer and the system will start the Power On Self Test (POST) process. When the message below appears on the screen, please <DEL> key to enter
CLICK BIOS II:
Press DEL key to enter Setup Menu, F11 to enter Boot Menu
If the message disappears before you respond and you still need to enter CLICK BIOS
II, restart the system by turning the computer OFF then back ON or pressing the RESET
button. You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and
<Delete> keys.
Important
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.
Overview
After entering Click BIOS II, the following screen is displayed.
Temperature
monitor
Mode
selection
System
information
Boot menu
Boot device
priority bar
BIOS menu
selection
BIOS menu
selection
Menu display
Important
The pictures in this guide are for reference only and may vary from the product you purchased. Please refer to the actual screens of your system for detailed information.
▶ Temperature monitor
This block shows the temperature of the processor and the mainboard.
2-2
MS-7751
Boot device priority bar
This bar shows the priority of the boot devices. The lighted icons indicate that the devices are available.
High priority
Low priority
Click and draw the icon to left or right to specify the boot priority.
■
Boot device icon list
USB Drive
Hard disk
drive
Optical
disk
LAN
USB hard
disk drive
USB
floppy
USB optical
drive
UEFI
BEV
Disable
2-3
Chapter 2
▶ System information
This block shows the time, date, CPU name, CPU frequency, DRAM frequency, DRAM
capacity and the BIOS version.
▶ BIOS menu selection
The following options are available:
■ SETTINGS - Use this menu to specify your settings for chipset features and
boot devices.
■ OC - This menu contains items of the frequency and voltage adjustments. Increasing the frequency can get better performance, however high frequency
and heat can cause instability, we do not recommend general users to overclock.
■ ECO - This menu is related to energy-saving settings.
■ BROWSER - This feature is used to enter the MSI Winki web browser.
■ UTILITIES - This menu contains utilities for backup and update.
■ SECURITY - The security menu is used to keep unauthorized people from making any changes to the settings. You can use these security features to protect
your system.
▶ Boot device priority bar
You can move the device icons to change the boot priority.
▶ Boot menu
This button is used to open a boot menu. Click the item to boot the system from the
device instantly.
▶ Mode selection
This feature allows you to load presets of energy saving or overclocking.
▶ Menu display
This area provides BIOS settings and information to be configured.
BIOS Setup
Operation
CLICK BIOS II allows you to control BIOS settings with the mouse and the keyboard.
The following table lists and describes the hot keys and the mouse operations.
Hot key
Mouse
<↑↓→← >
Description
Select Item
Move the cursor
Select Icon/ Field
<Enter>
Click/ Doubleclick the left
button
<Esc>
Jump to the Exit menu or return to the previous from
a submenu
Click the right
button
<+>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<->
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1>
General Help
<F4>
CPU Specifications
<F5>
Enter Memory-Z
<F6>
Load optimized defaults
<F10>
Save Change and Reset
<F12>
Save a screenshot to a FAT/FAT32 USB drive
Sub-Menu
If you find a point symbol to the left of certain fields,
that means a sub-menu can be launched for additional options. You can use the arrow keys or
mouse to highlight the field and press <Enter> or
double-click the left mouse button to enter the submenu. If you want to return to the previous menu, just press <Esc> or click the right
mouse button.
General Help
The General Help screen lists the appropriate keys to use for navigation. You can call
up this screen from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. Press <Esc> to exit the Help
screen.
2-4
MS-7751
SETTINGS
Chapter 2
System Status
▶ System Date
This allows you to set the system 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.
month
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.
▶ System Time
This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current time). The time
format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
▶ SATA Port1~6
Shows devices connected to specific SATA ports.
Important
If your device is not displayed, turn off computer and re-check SATA cable and power
cable connections to the device.
▶ System Information
Shows detailed system information, including CPU type, BIOS version, and Memory
(read only).
2-5
BIOS Setup
Advanced
▶ PCI Subsystem Settings
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ PCIE GEN3
When set to [Enabled], the feature allows PCIe 3.0 slots support expansion cards
with PCIe generation 3.0 link speed. To avoid PCIe 1.0, 2.0 card compatibility
problems, you can set to [Disabled].
▶ PCI Latency Timer
Controls how long each PCI device can hold the bus before another takes over.
When set to higher values, every PCI device can conduct transactions for a longer
time and thus improve the effective PCI bandwidth.
▶ ACPI Settings
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ ACPI Standby State
Specifies the power saving mode for ACPI function
[S1] Sleep Mode. Hardware remains on.
[S3] Suspend to RAM. Turns off hardware. (Recommended)
▶ Power LED
Configures how the system uses power LEDs on the case to indicate sleep/
suspend state.
[Single]
The power LED turns off during the sleep/suspend mode.
[Dual] The power LED changes its color to indicate the sleep/suspend
state.
[Blinking] The power LED blinks to indicate the sleep/suspend state.
▶ Integrated Peripherals
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Onboard LAN Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the onboard LAN controller.
▶ LAN Option ROM
This item is used to decide whether to invoke the Boot ROM of the onboard LAN.
▶ Onboard IEEE1394 Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the onboard IEEE1394 controller.
▶ SATA Mode
This item is used to specify RAID/ IDE/ AHCI mode for SATA port.
Important
You cannot switch between AHCI and IDE if you already have your operating system
installed. If you have installed your OS using AHCI and you clear your BIOS/reset to
default settings, you will need to change this function back to AHCI to ensure proper
functionality.
2-6
MS-7751
▶ Port 1~6 Hot Plug
These items are used to enable/ disable the SATA ports hot plug support.
▶ External SATA 6GB/s Controller Mode
This item is used to specify IDE/ AHCI mode for external SATA 6GB/s ports.
▶ HD Audio Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the HD audio controller.
▶ Integrated Graphics Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Virtu Technology
Enable or Disable Virtu GPU Switching Technology (if supported).
[i-Mode] Provides power saving features and special processor functionality
[d-Mode] Uncompromised 3D performance from the discrete GPU
▶ Initiate Graphic Adapter
Choose which adapter you wish to make the primary option
[PEG] PCI-Express Graphics Device
[IGD] Integrated Graphics Display
▶ Integrated Graphics Share Memory
The system shares memory to the integrated graphics. This setting controls the
exact memory size shared to the integrated graphics.
▶ DVMT Memory
Specify the size of DVMT memory to allocate for video memory.
▶ IGD Multi-Monitor
Enables both integrated and discrete graphics at the same time. When disabled, it
will default to Initiated Graphics Adapter selection.
▶ Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology
This feature can make your system fast start up from hibernation. This item allows
you to enable/ disable Intel Rapid Start Technology.
▶ USB Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ USB Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the integrated USB 2.0 controller.
▶ Legacy USB Support
Enable or disable support for USB keyboards, mice and floppy drives. You will be
able to use these devices with operating systems that do not support USB.
2-7
Chapter 2
▶ HPET
The HPET (High Precision Event Timers) is a component that is part of the chipset.
You can enable it, and will provide you with the means to get to it via the various
ACPI methods.
BIOS Setup
▶ Hardware Monitor
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ CPU Smart Fan Target
Controls CPU fan speed automatically depending on the current temperature and
to keep it with a specific range. If the current CPU temperature reaches the target
value, the smart fan function will be activated.
▶ SYS Fan1/ 2 Control
These items allow users to select how percentage of speed for the SYSFAN1/ 2.
▶ CPU/ System Temperature, CPU FAN/ SYS FAN 1/ 2 Speed
These items show the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/ components such as CPU temperature/ system temperature and all fans’ speeds.
▶ Power Management Setup
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ EuP 2013
Energy Using Products Lot 6 2013 (EUP) reduces power consumption when system
is off or in standby mode.
Note: When enabled, the system will not support RTC wake up event functions.
▶ Restore after AC Power Loss
This item specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or interrupt
occurs. Settings are:
[Power Off]Always leaves the computer in the power off state.
[Power On]Always leaves the computer in the power on state.
[Last State]
Restore the system to the status before power failure or interrupt
occurred.
▶ Wake Up Event Setup
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ 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 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
If Resume By RTC Alarm is set to [Enabled], the system will automatically resume
(boot up) on a specific date/hour/minute/second specified in these fields (using the
<+> and <-> to select the date & time settings).
▶ Resume By PCI-E Device
When set to [Enabled], the feature allows your system to be awakened from the
power saving modes through any event on PCIe device.
▶ Resume By Onboard LAN
This item determine whether the system will be awakened from what power saving
modes when input signal of LAN is detected.
2-8
MS-7751
▶ 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/S4/S5 by PS/2 Mouse/ Keyboard
These items determine whether the system will be awakened from what power saving modes when input signal of the PS/2 mouse/ keyboard is detected.
Boot
▶ 1st~9th Boot
These items are used to prioritize the installed boot devices.
▶ Hard Disk Drive BBS Priorities/ CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities/ USB HardDisk
Drive BBS Priorities/ UEFI Boot Drive BBS Priorities
▶ 1st~8th Boot
These items are used to prioritize the installed Hard Disk Drive/ CD/DVD ROM Drive/
USB HardDisk drives/ UEFI boot drives.
Save & Exit
▶ Discard Changes and Exit
Use this item to abandon all changes and exit setup.
▶ Save Changes and Reboot
Use this item to save changes and reset the system.
▶ Save Changes
Use this item to save changes.
▶ Discard Changes
Use this item to abandon all changes.
▶ Restore Defaults
Use this item to load the optimized default values set by the BIOS vendor.
== Boot Override ==
The installed storage devices will appear on this menu, you can select one of them be
a boot device.
▶ Built-in EFI Shell
Use this item to enter the EFI Shell.
2-9
Chapter 2
▶ Full Screen Logo Display
This item enables this system to show the company logo on the boot-up screen. [Enabled] Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot.
[Disabled] Shows the POST messages at boot.
== Boot Option Priorities==
BIOS Setup
OC
Important
• Overclocking your PC manually is only recommended for advanced users.
• Overclocking is not guaranteed, and if done improperly, can void your warranty or
severely damage your hardware.
• If you are unfamiliar with overclocking, we advise you to use OC Genie for easy
overclocking.
▶ Current CPU / DRAM Frequency
These items show the current clocks of CPU and Memory speed. Read-only.
▶ CPU Base Frequency [10KHz]
Allows you to set the CPU Base clock (in 10KHz increments). You may overclock the
CPU by adjusting this value. Please note that overclocking behavior and stability is not
guaranteed.
▶ Adjust CPU Ratio
Controls the multiplier that is used to determine internal clock speed of the processor.
This feature can only be changed if the processor supports this function.
▶ Adjusted CPU Frequency
It shows the adjusted CPU frequency. Read-only.
▶ Adjust CPU Ratio in OS
Enable this item to allow CPU ratio changes in the OS by using MSI Control Center.
▶ Internal PLL Overvoltage
This item is used to adjust the PLL voltage.
2-10
MS-7751
▶ EIST
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 only
appears with installed CPUs that support this technology.
▶ Intel Turbo Boost
Enables or disables Intel Turbo Boost which automatically boosts CPU performance
above rated specifications (when applications requests the highest performance state
of the processor).
▶ My OC Genie
This item is used to select whether OC Genie parameters are customized by user.
Setting to [MSI] OC Genie will use default OC related parameters to overclock the
system. Selecting [Customize] allows you to configure the following related “My OC
Genie option” sub-menu manually for OC Genie.
▶ My OC Genie option
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Customize CPU Ratio
This item allows you to specific the CPU ratio for OC Genie function.
▶ My GT Overclock
This item allows you to enable/ disable the overclocking of integrated graphics for
OC Genie function.
▶ GT Ratio
This item allows you to specific the GT ratio for OC Genie function.
▶ Adjusted my GT Ratio
It shows the iGPU frequency when OC Genie is started. Read-only.
▶ Customize DRAM Frequency
This item allows you to specific the DRAM frequency for OC Genie function.
▶ Adjusted My DRAM Frequency
It shows the adjusted DRAM frequency when OC Genie is started. Read-only.
▶ Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P)
This item is used to enable/disable the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) when
OC Genie is started.
▶ My OC Genie Intel C-State
This item is used to enable/disable the Intel C-State when OC Genie is started.
▶ My OC Genie Package C State limit
This field allows you to specific the C-state mode for OC Genie function.
▶ My OC Genie Long duration power limit
This field allows you to customize Long duration power limit for OC Genie function.
2-11
Chapter 2
▶ OC Genie Button Operation
This item is used to enable/disable the OC Genie button operation.
BIOS Setup
▶ My OC Genie Long duration maintained
This field allows you to customize Long duration maintained for OC Genie function.
▶ My OC Genie Short duration power limit
This field allows you to customize Short duration power imit for OC Genie function.
▶ My CPU Core Voltage/ My OC Genie CPU I/O Voltage/ My OC Genie DRAM
Voltage/ My OC Genie GPU Voltage
These items are used to specific the voltage of CPU, Memory, GPU and chipset for
OC Genie function.
▶ Current CPU Core Voltage/ Current CPU I/O Core Voltage/ Current DRAM Voltage/
Current GPU Voltage
These items show current CPU/ CPU I/O/ DRAM/ GPU voltage. Read-only.
▶ DRAM Reference Clock
This item allows you to specific the DRAM Reference Clock for CPU. Please note the
overclocking behavior is not guaranteed.
▶ DRAM Frequency
This item allows you to adjust the DRAM frequency. Please note the overclocking
behavior is not guaranteed.
▶ Adjusted DRAM Frequency
It shows the adjusted DRAM frequency. Read-only.
▶ Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P)
This item is used to enable/disable the Intel Extreme Memory Profile (XMP). For further
information please refer to Intel’s official website.
▶ DRAM Timing Mode
Select whether DRAM timing is controlled by the SPD (Serial Presence Detect)
EEPROM on the DRAM module. Setting to [Auto] enables DRAM timings and the
following “Advanced DRAM Configuration” sub-menu to be determined by BIOS based
on the configurations on the SPD. Selecting [Link] or [Unlink] allows users to configure
the DRAM timings for each channel and the following related “Advanced DRAM
Configuration” sub-menu manually.
▶ Advanced DRAM Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Command Rate
This setting controls the DRAM command rate.
▶ tCL
Controls CAS latency which determines the timing delay (in clock cycles) of starting
a read command after receiving data.
▶ tRCD
Determines the timing of the transition from RAS (row address strobe) to CAS
(column address strobe). The less clock cycles, the faster the DRAM performance.
2-12
MS-7751
▶ tRP
Controls number of cycles for RAS (row address strobe) to be allowed to pre-charge.
If insufficient time is allowed for RAS to accumulate before DRAM refresh, the DRAM
may fail to retain data. This item applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed
in the system.
▶ tRAS
Determines the time RAS (row address strobe) takes to read from and write to
memory cell.
▶ tWR
Determines minimum time interval between end of write data burst and the start of a
pre-charge command. Allows sense amplifiers to restore data to cell.
▶ tWTR
Determines minimum time interval between the end of write data burst and the start
of a column-read command; allows I/O gating to overdrive sense amplifies before
read command starts.
▶ tRRD
Specifies the active-to-active delay of different banks.
▶ tRTP
Time interval between a read and a precharge command.
▶ tFAW
This item is used to set the tFAW (four activate window delay) timing.
▶ tWCL
This item is used to set the tWCL (Write CAS Latency) timing.
▶ tCKE
This item is used to set the Pulse Width for DRAM module.
▶ tRTL
This item is used to set Round Trip Latency settings.
▶ Advanced Channel 1/ 2 Timing Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. And you can set the advanced memory timing
for each channel.
▶ GT OverClocking
This item allows you to enable/ disable the overclocking of integrated graphics.
▶ GT Ratio
This setting controls the ratio of integrated graphics frequency to enable the integrated
graphics to run at different frequency combinations.
▶ Adjusted GT Frequency
It shows the iGPU frequency. Read-only.
2-13
Chapter 2
▶ tRFC
This setting determines the time RFC takes to read from and write to a memory
cell.
BIOS Setup
▶ Spread Spectrum
This function reduces the EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) generated by modulating
clock generator pulses.
Important
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
▶ Vdroop Control
This item is used to select the VDroop control mode.
▶ CPU Core OCP Expander
This item is used to expand the limitation of CPU Over Current Protection. The higher
expanding value indicates less CPU protection. So please adjust the CPU voltage
carefully if needed.
▶ CPU Core Engine Speed
This item allows you to increase the PWM working speed to stabilize CPU Core voltage
and minimize ripple range. Increasing the PWM working speed will cause higher
temperture of MOSFET. So please make sure a cooling solution is well-prepared for
MOSFET before you increase the value.
▶ CPU Core Voltage/ DRAM Voltage/ GPU Voltage/ System Agent Voltage (SA)/ CPU
PLL Voltage/ DDR_VREF_CA_A/ DDR_VREF_CA_B/ DDR_VREF_DA_A/ DDR_VREF_
DA_B/ PCH 1.05
These items are used to adjust the voltage of CPU, Memory, GPU and chipset.
▶ Current CPU Core Voltage/ Current DRAM Voltage/ Current GPU Voltage
These items show current CPU/ DRAM/ GPU voltage. Read-only.
▶ Overclocking Profiles
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Set Name for Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Give a name by typing in this item.
▶ Save Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Save the current overclocking settings to ROM for selected profile.
▶ Load/ Clear Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Load/ Clear the stored profile settings from ROM.
2-14
MS-7751
▶ OC Profile Save to USB
Save the current overclocking settings to USB drive.
▶ OC Profile Load from USB
Load the stored settings from USB drive.
▶ CPU Specifications
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. This sub-menu highlights all the key features of
your CPU. The information will vary by model and is read-only. You can also access this
information at any time by pressing [F4]. Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ MEMORY-Z
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. This sub-menu highlights all the settings and
timings of your DIMMs. This information will vary by model and is read-only. You can
also access this information at any time by pressing [F5]. Press <Enter> to enter the
sub-menu.
▶ DIMM1~4 Memory SPD
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu displays the informations of
installed memory.
▶ CPU Features
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Active Processor Cores
This item allows you to select the number of active processor cores.
▶ Limit CPUID Maximum
It is designed to limit the listed speed of the processor to older operating systems.
▶ Execute Disable Bit
Can prevent certain classes of malicious “buffer overflow” attacks where worms
can try to execute code to damage your system. It is recommended you keep this
enabled always.
▶ Intel Virtualization Tech
Enhances virtualization and allows the system to act as multiple virtual systems. See
Intel’s official website for more information.
▶ Intel VT-D Tech
This item is used to enable/disable the Intel VT-D technology. For further information
please refer to Intel’s official website.
▶ Power Technology
This item allows you to select the Intel Dynamic Power technology mode.
▶ C1E Support
Enable system to reduce CPU power consumption while idle. Not all processors
support Enhanced Halt state (C1E).
▶ OverSpeed Protection
Monitors current CPU draw as well as power consumption; if it exceeds a certain
2-15
Chapter 2
▶ CPU Technology Support
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu shows the installed CPU
technologies. Read only.
BIOS Setup
level, the processor automatically reduces its clock speed. For overclocking, it is
recommended this feature is disabled.
▶ Intel C-State
C-state is a power management state that detects when the system is idle and
lowers power consumption accordingly.
▶ Package C State limit
This field allows you to select a C-state mode.
▶ Long duration power limit (W)
This field allows you to adjust the TDP power limit for the long duration.
▶ Long duration maintained (s)
This field allows you to adjust the maintaining time for long duration power limit.
▶ Short duration power limit (W)
This field allows you to adjust the TDP power limit for the short duration.
▶ Primary/ Secondary plane turbo power limit (W)
These fields allow you to adjust the TDP limit for the primary/ secondary plane
turbo.
▶ 1/2/3/4-Core Ratio Limit
These fields show the 1/2/3/4 core ratio limit of CPU.
2-16
MS-7751
ECO
Chapter 2
Important
Once you click the “ECO” button in the pre-set area, some items in ECO menu will be
fixed and un-adjustable.
▶ EuP 2013
Energy Using Products Lot 6 2013 (EUP) reduces power consumption when system is
off or in standby mode.
Note: When enabled, the system will not support RTC wake up event functions.
▶ CPU Phase Control
These items allow you to enable (Auto)/ disable (disabled) the CPU power phase switch
feature to reach the best power saving.
▶ Motherboard LED Control
This item allows you to enable (Auto)/ disable (disabled) the mainboard phase LED.
▶ C1E Support
To enable this item to reduce the CPU power consumption while idle. Not all processors
support Enhanced Halt state (C1E).
▶ Intel C-State
C-state is a power management state that detects when the system is idle and lowers
power consumption accordingly.
▶ Package C State limit
This field allows you to select a C-state mode.
▶ CPU Core Voltage/ CPU I/O Voltage/ GPU Voltage/ DRAM Voltage/ 3.3V/ 5V/ 12V
These items show the amperages. Read only.
2-17
BIOS Setup
BROWSER
Please install the MSI "Winki" application first in the Windows operating system with the
MSI Driver Disc before using the browser. Then you can click the BROWSER to access
the Internet, e-mail and instant messaging.
Installing Winki
To install Winki, follow the steps below:
1. Power on your computer and enter Windows operating system.
2. Insert MSI Driver Disc into the optical drive. The setup screen will automatically
appear.
3. Click Driver tab.
4. Click OTHERS button.
5. Select Winki to start installing.
6. When finished, restart your computer.
2-18
MS-7751
UTILITIES
Chapter 2
▶ HDD Backup
Hard disk storage backups and restoring is one of the most common and important
tasks. Use this utility to create an image of your HDD partitions and re-load them when
necessary.
Important
The HDD Backup can’t back up (/restore) image to (/from) a partition where itself was
installed, so it’s strongly recommended to divide HDD into 2 partitions at least (1st for
OS; 2nd for data).
For HDD with single partition only, the requirements for HDD Backup are:
1. An additional partition from another HDD (ex. USB HDD) for HDD Backup to back up
(/restore) image to (/from) it.
2. Executing Winki stored in USB flash drive/ MSI Driver Disc by pressing <F11> to
choose boot device during POST.
▶ Live Update
This tool can detect and update your BIOS online so that you won’t need to spend time
searching manually.
Important
HDD Backup and Live Update request Winki, please install the "Winki" software
application from MSI Driver Disc in Windows first. And then you can access these two
utilities by clicking their respective buttons.
2-19
BIOS Setup
▶ M-Flash
▶ BIOS Boot Function
This allows you to enable/ disable the system to boot from the BIOS file inside USB
drive (FAT/ 32 format only).
▶ Select UEFI file to boot from
When the BIOS Boot function as sets to [Enabled], this item is selectable. This item
allows to select particular BIOS file from the USB/ Storage (FAT/ 32 format only)
drive. And the system will boot from selected BIOS file.
▶ Save current UEFI rom to file
Please setup a specific folder in specific USB/ Storage drive to save BIOS file from
BIOS ROM chip data. Note: it only supports FAT/ 32 file system drive.
▶ Select UEFI file to flash
This item allows you to select a particular BIOS file from the USB/ Storage (FAT/ 32
format only) drive for updating BIOS.
2-20
MS-7751
Updating the BIOS with Live Update
This section tells you how to update the BIOS by using the Live Update utility before
entering Operating System. Live Update will update the BIOS automatically when
connecting to the Internet. To update the BIOS with the Live Update utility:
1. Click Live Update button
installed).
on the BIOS UTILITIES menu. (The Winki must be
Chapter 2
2. Setup the connection by click the setting button
3. Click the next button
if necessary.
.
4. Live Update will automatically detect the version of BIOS and download the appropriate file.
5. Click the confirm button
to update the BIOS.
Important
Do not unplug or shut off your system during BIOS Flash. Incorrect BIOS flashing can
cause the motherboard to not POST. Please ensure you have the correct version and
model of your motherboard BIOS when updating.
2-21
BIOS Setup
SECURITY
▶ Administrator Password
Set the administrative password that will be required to enter the BIOS.
▶ User Password
Set the user password that will be required to enter the operating system.
Important
When selecting the Administrative / User Password items, a password box will appear
on the screen. Type the password then press <Enter>. The password typed now will replace any previous set password from CMOS memory. You will be prompted to confirm
the password. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection.
To clear a set password, press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter a new password. A message will confirm the password is being disabled. Once the password is
disabled, you can enter the setup and OS without authorization.
▶ U-Key
Enable or disable USB driver device as key. This requires the USB device to be plugged
in for access to the computer..
▶ Make U-Key at
When the “U-Key” as sets to [Enabled], this item is selectable. This item allows you to
specify the USB drive.
2-22
MS-7751
▶ Multi BIOS Auto Update
When “Enabled”, and the primary BIOS has failed, the system will allow the secondary
BIOS to reflash the primary BIOS for booting successfully, and the screen will show the
progress message as below.
Multi BIOS auto update starting.
Flashing... XX%
▶ Chassis Intrusion Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Chassis Intrusion
Enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion status and issuing
a warning message if opened. To clear the warning logs, set the field to [Reset]. The
setting of the field will return to [Enabled] later.
2-23
Chapter 2
Do not press any buttons to shutdown or restart the computer during the BIOS flashing
operation.
Appendix A
Realtek Audio
The Realtek audio provides 10-channel DAC that simultaneously supports 7.1 sound playback and 2 channels
of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming)
through the Front-Out-Left and Front-Out-Right channels.
Realtek Audio
Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver
You need to install the HD audio driver for Realtek audio 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®
For Windows® XP, you must install Windows® XP Service Pack3 or later before installing
the driver.
The following illustrations are based on Windows® 7 environment and could look slightly
different if you install the drivers in different operating systems.
1. Insert the application DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. The setup screen will automatically appear.
2. Click Driver tab.
3. Click AUDIO button.
Click here
4. Select Realtek HD Audio Drivers to start installing the drivers.
5. Click Next to install the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install drivers.
7. Click Finish to restart the system.
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.
A-2
MS-7751
Software Configuration
After installing the audio driver, the “Realtek HD Audio Manager” icon will appear at the
notification area (lower right of the screen). You may double click the icon and the GUI
will pop up accordingly.
double click the icon
Software panel overview
The following figure describes the function of the Realtek HD Audio Manager panel.
Device Selection
Volume Adjustment
Application Enhancement
Jack status panel
A-3
Appendix A
It is also available to enable the audio driver by clicking the Realtek HD Audio Manager
from the Control Panel.
Realtek Audio
■ Device Selection
Here you can select a audio output source to change the related options. The “check”
sign (in orange) indicates the devices as default.
■ Volume Adjustment
You can control the volume or balance the right/left side of the speakers that you
plugged in front or rear panel by adjust the bar.
■ Application Enhancement
The array of options will provide you a complete guidance of anticipated sound effect for
both output and input device.
■ Jack status panel
This panel depicts all render and capture devices currently connected with your computer.
Auto popup dialog
When you plug into the device at the jack, a dialogue window will pop up asking you
which device is current connected.
As you know, each jack corresponds to its default setting, you can refer to the next section “Hardware Default Setting”.
A-4
MS-7751
Hardware Default Setting
The following diagrams are audio back panel default setting.
■
Backpanel audio jacks to 2-channel speakers diagram
Fro
nt
Appendix A
■
Backpanel audio jacks to 4-channel speakers diagram
Fro
nt
Rea
r
A-5
Realtek Audio
■
Backpanel audio jacks to 6-channel speakers diagram
Fro
nt
Cen
■
ter
ubw
Rea
oof
r
er
Backpanel audio jacks to 8-channel speakers diagram
Fro
nt
Cen
ter
S id
A-6
&S
&S
eS
ubw
urro
Rea
oof
er
und
r
Appendix B
Intel RAID
This appendix will assist users in configuring and enabling RAID functionality and accelerating system on
platforms
Intel RAID
Introduction
The mainboard comes with the Intel RAID controller that allows you to configure SATA
hard drives as RAID sets.
SATA hard drives deliver blistering transfer speeds up to 6 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 or 6 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® RAID controller 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® Rapid Storage 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® Rapid Storage Technology is the advanced ability for two RAID volumes to share
the combined space of two hard drives being used in unison.
Intel® Rapid Storage 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. When 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.
B-2
MS-7751
Using Intel Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM
The Intel Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM should be integrated with the system BIOS on all mainboards with a supported Intel chipset. The Intel Rapid Storage
Technology Option ROM is the Intel RAID implementation and provides BIOS and DOS
disk services. Please use <Ctrl> + <I> keys to enter the “Intel® RAID for Serial ATA”
status screen, which should appear early in system boot-up, during the POST (PowerOn Self Test). Also, you need to enable the RAID function in BIOS to create, delete and
reset RAID volumes.
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 “Device Model”, “Serial #” and “Size” in the following example might be different
from your system.
Appendix B
RAID Volumes
None defined.
Physical Disks:
Port Device Model
1
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
2
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial #
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Size
XXX.XGB
XXX.XGB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Press <CTRL-I> to enter Configuration Utility..
After the above message shows, press <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously to enter the
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM.
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.
B-3
Intel RAID
After pressing the <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously, the following window will appear:
[ [ MAIN
MAIN MENU ] ]
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recovery Volume Options
Create RAID Volume
5.
Acceleration Options
Delete RAID Volume
6.
Exit
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
[ DISK / VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes :
None defined.
Physical Devices :
Port Device Model
1
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
2
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
[ ↑↓] - Select
Serial #
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[ESC] - Exit
Size Type/Status (Vol ID)
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER] - Select Menu
■ Create RAID Volume
1. 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.
2. Use the arrow keys to select the RAID level best suited to your usage model in
RAID Level.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name :
RAID Level :
Disks :
Strip Size :
Capacity :
Sync :
Volume0
RAID1(Mirror)
Select Disks
N/A
XXX.X GB
N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
RAID 1 : Mirrors data (redundancy) .
[ ↑↓] - Change
B-4
[TAB] - Next
[ESC] - Previous Menu
[ENTER] - Select
MS-7751
3. In the Disk field, press <Enter> key and use <Space> key to select the disks you
want to create for the RAID volume, then click <Enter> key to finish selection. This
field will become available according to the selected RAID level.
4. Then select the strip size 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 size should
be chosen based on the planned drive usage. Here are some typical values:
RAID0 -128KB / RAID10 - 64KB / RAID5 - 64KB. This field will become available
according to the selected RAID level.
5. Then select the capacity of the volume in the Capacity field. The default value is the
maximum volume capacity of the selected disks.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Volume0
RAID1(Mirror)
Select Disks
N/A
XXX.X GB
N/A
Create Volume
Appendix B
Name :
RAID Level :
Disks :
Strip Size :
Capacity :
Sync :
[ HELP ]
The default value indicates the maximum capacity using the selected
disks. Entering a lower capacity allows you to create a second
volume on these disks.
[ ↑↓] - Change
[TAB] - Next
[ESC] - Previous Menu
[ENTER] - Select
Important
Since you want to create two volumes, 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.
B-5
Intel RAID
6. Go to the Create Volume field and press <Enter>, the following screen appears for
you to confirm if you are sure to create the RAID volume. Press <Y> to continue.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name :
RAID Level :
Disks :
Strip Size :
Capacity :
Sync :
Volume0
RAID1(Mirror)
Select Disks
N/A
XXX.X GB
N/A
Create Volume
WARNING : ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want[ toHELP
create] this volume? (Y / N) :
Press ENTER to create the specified volume.
[ ↑↓] - Change
[TAB] - Next
[ESC] - Previous Menu
[ENTER] - Select
7. Then the following screen appears to indicate that the creation is finished.
[ [ MAIN
MAIN MENU ] ]
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recovery Volume Options
Create RAID Volume
5.
Acceleration Options
Delete RAID Volume
6.
Exit
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
[ DISK / VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes :
ID
Name
0
Volume0
Physical Devices :
Port Device Model
1
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
2
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
[ ↑↓] - Select
B-6
Level
RAID1(Mirror)
Serial #
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[ESC] - Exit
Strip
N/A
Size Status
XXX.XGB Normal
Bootable
Yes
Size Type/Status (Vol ID)
XXX.XGB Member Disk(0)
XXX.XGB Member Disk(0)
[ENTER] - Select Menu
MS-7751
■ 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 un-bootable.
Select option 2 Delete RAID Volume from the main menu screen 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.
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID1(Mirror)
Drives
2
Capacity
XXX.XGB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
Appendix B
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
HELP “Volume0”?
]
Are you sure you want to[ delete
(Y / N) :
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING : ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[ ↑↓] - Select
[ESC] - Previous Menu
[DEL] - Delete Volume
Press <Y> key to accept the volume deletion.
B-7
Intel RAID
■ 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:
[ MAIN MENU
1.
2.
]
4.
Recovery Volume Options
Create RAID Volume
4. ] Recovery Volume Options
Delete RAID Volume [ RESET RAID DATA
5. remove
Exit its RAID structures
Resetting RAID disk will
VOLUME INFORMATION
and revert [ it DISK
to a / non-RAID
disk.
]
RAID VolumesWARNING
:
: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
None defined.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
PortDevices
Drive : Model
Serial #
Physical
1
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
Port Device
Model
Serial
# XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2
XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
1
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
2
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Size Status
XXX.XGB
Member Disk
Size Type/Status
(Vol ID)
XXX.XGB
MemberDisk
Disk
XXX.XGB
Non-RAID
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[ ↑↓] - Previous/ Next
[ ↑↓] - Select
[SPACE] - Selects
[ESC] - Exit
[ENTER] - Selection Complete
[ENTER] - Select Menu
Use the <Space> key to select the disks and press <Enter> key. A confirmation sentence will appear below, and then press <Y> key to accept the selection.
Important
• You will lose all data on the RAID drives and any internal RAID structures when you
perform this operation.
• Possible reasons to “Reset Disks to Non-RAID” could include issues such as incompatible RAID configurations or a failed volume or failed disk.
B-8
MS-7751
■ Recovery Volume Options
Select option 4 Recovery Volume Options and press <Enter> to change recovery
volume mode. The following screen appears:
[ RECOVERY VOLUME OPTIONS ]
1.
2.
Enable Only Recovery Disk
Enable Only Master Disk
[ HELP ]
Enable Only Recovery Disk - enables recovery disk if available and
disables master disk.
Enable Only Master Disk - enables master disk if available and
disables recovery disk.
Actions will result in change from Continuous Update mode to On-Request.
[ESC] - Previous Menu
[ENTER] - Select
Recovery mode will change from Continuous Update to On-Request after you enable “Only Recovery Disk” or “Only Master Disk”.
B-9
Appendix B
[ ↑↓] - select
Intel RAID
Installing Driver
■ New Windows 7/ Windows Vista / Windows XP Installation
The following details the installation of the drivers while installing operating system.
1. When you start installing Windows 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 Windows 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 Windows XP, you can use the USB floppy drive only.
For Windows Vista/ Windows 7 you can use CD/ DVD/ USB drive.
Important
Please follow the instruction below to make an “Intel® RAID Driver” for yourself.
• Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.
• Click the “Browse CD” on the Setup screen.
• Copy all the contents in \\Storage\Intel\PCH\f6flpy-x86 or f6flpy-x64 to a formatted
floppy diskette.
• The driver diskette for Intel® RAID Controller is done.
4. For Windows Vista/ Windows 7:
During the Operating system installation, after selecting the location to install Vista
/ Windows 7 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® Rapid Storage Technology driver, and
Windows setup should continue.
10. Leave the disk in the floppy drive until the system reboots itself. Windows setup will
need to copy the files from the floppy again after the RAID volume is formatted, and
Windows setup starts copying files.
B-10
MS-7751
■ Existing Windows Driver Installation
1. Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.
2. The DVD will auto-run and the setup screen will appear.
3. Under the Driver tab, click on Intel RAID Drivers.
4. The drivers will be automatically installed.
■ Confirming Windows Driver Installation
1. From Windows, open the Control Panel from My Computer followed by the System
icon.
2. Choose the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager tab.
3. Click the “+” in front of the SCSI and RAID Controllers hardware type. The driver
Intel(R) SATA RAID Controller should appear.
Appendix B
B-11
Intel RAID
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 re-establish
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 Windows; 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).
RAID Volumes
ID
Name
0
Volume0
Level
RAID 1(Mirror)
Physical Disks:
Port Device Model
1
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
2
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Strip
N/A
Size
XXX.XGB
Serial #
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Status
Degraded
Size
XXX.XGB
XXX.XGB
Bootable
Yes
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk (0)
Member Disk (0)
Press <CTRL-I> to enter Configuration Utility..
4. Select the port of the destination disk for rebuilding, and then press ENTER.
[ MAIN MENU
1.
2.
]
4.
Recovery Volume Options
Create RAID Volume
[ DEGRADED VOLUME DETECTED ]
4.
Recovery Volume Options
Delete RAID Volume
“Degraded” volume and disk available
for rebuilding detected. Selecting
5.
Exit
a disk initiates a rebuild.
Rebuild
completes
in
the
operating
system.
[ DISK / VOLUME INFORMATION
]
RAID Volumes :
Select the port of the destination disk for rebuilding (ESC to exit):
None defined.
Port Drive Model
Serial #
Size
1
XXXX-XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XGB
Physical Devices :
Port Device Model
Serial #
Size Type/Status (Vol ID)
1
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
[ ↑↓] - Previous/ Next [ENTER] - Select [ESC] - Exit
2
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
[ ↑↓] - Select
B-12
[ESC] - Exit
[ENTER] - Select Menu
MS-7751
5. Exit Intel RAID Option ROM, and then reboot to Windows system.
6. When prompted to rebuild the RAID volume, click ‘Yes’.
7. The Intel Rapid Storage Technology application will be launched. Right-click the new
hard drive and select ‘Rebuild to this Disk’. The ‘Rebuild Wizard’ will be launched
which will guide you through the process of rebuilding to the new hard drive.
Appendix B
B-13
Intel RAID
System Acceleration (optional)
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology use a SSD as a cache. Which can store frequently
used data without having to use a slow virtual disk or depend on RAM. The SSD cache
with the advantages of high-speed read/write and non-volatile memory to accelerate the
system performance.
Important
Check your SSD manufacturer's website, upgrade firmware in order to support Intel®
Rapid Storage Technology.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology can only work with RAID mode. Even though there is
only one hard drive, you must set the SATA Mode to RAID in BIOS. The OS must be
installed in the RAID ready disk in order to use the SSD caching.
Follow these steps to enable system acceleration. If Windows has been installed in
RAID mode, skip to the step 5.
1. Reboot and enter the BIOS steup.
2. Set the SATA Mode to RAID in BIOS.
3. Install Intel® RAID controller driver. Please refer to the section "Installing Driver".
4. Install Windows operating system.
5. Powered off.
6. Connect the SSD.
7. Reboot the system to Windows.
8. Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.
Click here
9. Click the “STORAGE” on the Setup screen.
10. Click the "Intel RAID Driver" to install Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application.
B-14
MS-7751
11. Run Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application.
12. Click "Enable acceleration" under Accelerate.
Click here
13. Select the acceleration options.
Important
You can click “More help on this page” or "More help" of the Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology application to view more information.
B-15
Appendix B
14. Click OK and reboot the system.
The page refreshes and reports the new acceleration configuration in the Acceleration
View.
Intel RAID
RST Synchronization (optional)
If you are using Maximized mode as the Acceleration mode, the data on the hard disk
is not always synchronized with the data in the SSD cache. In some situations, you may
want to manually sync the disks for avoiding data loss.
Follow these steps to sync manually.
1. Reboot system, during the Power-On Self Test (POST) press, press <Ctrl> and <I>
keys simultaneously to enter the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM.
2. Select option 5 “Acceleration Options” and press <Enter> key. The following screen
appears.
[ ACCELERATION OPTIONS ]
Name
DISK PORT 0
Type
Non-RAID Disk
Capacity Mode
153.4GB Maximized
Status
No Sync
[ HELP ]
Press 's' to synchronize data from the cache device to
the Accelerated Disk/Volume.
Press 'r' to remove the Disk/Volume Acceleration.
WARNING: IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU [ERFORM A SYNCHRONIZATION
BEFORE REMOVING ACCELERATION.
[ ↑↓] - Select
[ESC] - Previous Menu
3. Press <S> to synchronize data.
[ SYNCHRONIZATION VERIFICATION ]
5. MAY
Exit TAKE SEVERAL MINUTES.
SYNCHRONIZING THE DATA
/ VOLUME INFORMATION
[ DISK
]
DO
NOT INTERRUPT
THE PROCESS!
Are you sure you want to synchronize data to
"DISK PORT 0"? (Y/N):
4. When prompted, press <Y> to confirm.
[ ACCELERATION OPTIONS ]
Name
DISK PORT 0
Type
Non-RAID Disk
Capacity Mode
153.4GB Maximized
Status
In Sync
5. Once synchronization is complete, the status will change to In Sync.
B-16
Download PDF