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FM2-A85XA-G65
series
MS-7793 (v1.x) Mainboard
G52-77931X1
Preface
Copyright Notice
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Revision History
Revision
Revision History
Date
V1.0
First release for PCB 1.X
2012/ 08
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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.
http://www.msi.com/service/download
Contact our technical staff at:
http://support.msi.com
Safety Instructions
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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:
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The power cord or plug is damaged.
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Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
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The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
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The equipment does not work well or you can not get it work according to User’s
Manual.
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The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
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The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
■ DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT ABOVE 60oC (140oF),
IT MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
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Visit the MSI website for technical guide, BIOS
updates, driver updates, and other information:
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.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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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
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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.
CE Conformity
Hereby, Micro-Star International CO., LTD declares that this device is
in compliance with the essential safety requirements and other relevant
provisions set out in the European Directive.
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Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment and its antenna should be installed and operated
with minimum distance 20 cm between the radiator and your body. This equipment and
its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna
or transmitter.
The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public
to electromagnetic fields (0–300GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE
Directive.
Taiwan Wireless Statements
無線設備警告聲明
經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻
率、加大功率或變更原設計之特性及功能。
低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通信;經發現有干擾現象時,應立
即停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無線
電通信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之
干擾。
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。
Japan VCCI Class B Statement
クラス B 情報技術装置
この装置は、情報技術装置等電波障害自主規制協議会(VCCI)の基準に基づくクラ
スB情報技術装置です。この装置が家庭内でラジオやテレビジョン受信機に近接して
使われると、受信障害を引き起こすことがあります。取扱説明書にしたがって正しい
取り扱いをしてください。
Korea Warning Statements
당해 무선설비는 운용중 전파혼신 가능성이 있음
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European Community Compliance Statement
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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.
Taiwan:
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
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WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement
ENGLISH
To protect the global environment and as an environmentalist, MSI must remind you that...
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.
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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.
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ESPAÑOL
MSI como empresa comprometida con la protección del medio ambiente, recomienda:
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.
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.
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TÜRKÇE
Çevreci özelliğiyle bilinen MSI dünyada çevreyi korumak için hatırlatır:
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
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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.
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▍ Contents
Copyright Notice�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Trademarks���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Revision History�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Technical Support�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
Safety Instructions�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement����������������������������������������� iv
CE Conformity����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� iv
Radiation Exposure Statement����������������������������������������������������������������������� v
European Community Compliance Statement����������������������������������������������� v
Taiwan Wireless Statements�������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
Japan VCCI Class B Statement��������������������������������������������������������������������� v
Korea Warning Statements���������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
Battery Information���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� vi
Chemical Substances Information����������������������������������������������������������������� vi
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement�������������������vii
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
APU (Accelerated Processing Units)����������������������������������������������������������������� 1-10
Mounting Screw Holes��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-13
Power Supply����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-14
Memory�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-15
Expansion Slot��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-17
Video/ Graphics Cards �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-18
Internal Connectors�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-21
Jumper��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-30
Buttons��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-31
Drivers and Utilities�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-34
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Chapter 2 BIOS Setup���������������������������������������������������������������������������������2-1
Entering���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-2
Overview�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-2
Boot device priority bar���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-3
Operation������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-4
OC���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-10
ECO������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-15
BROWSER��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-16
Installing Winki��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-16
UTILITIES���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-17
Updating the BIOS with Live Update������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-19
SECURITY��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-20
Appendix A Realtek Audio�������������������������������������������������������������������������� A-1
Software Configuration�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������A-2
Hardware Default Setting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������A-4
Appendix B AMD RAID������������������������������������������������������������������������������ B-1
RAID Configuration����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������B-2
Appendix C Install Windows XP Notes������������������������������������������������������� C-1
Installing Windows XP with IDE Mode���������������������������������������������������������������� C-2
Installing Windows XP with AHCI Mode�������������������������������������������������������������� C-3
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Preface
SETTINGS����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-5
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Thank you for choosing the FM2-A85XA-G65 Series
(MS-7793 v1.X) ATX mainboard. The Series mainboards
are based on AMD® A85X chipset for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced AMD® FM2 processor, the FM2-A85XA-G65 Series mainboards deliver
a high performance and professional desktop platform
solution.
Getting Started
Packing Contents
Mainboard
Driver / Utility
DVD
User Guide
Back IO Shield
CrossFire
Cable
SATA Cable
Optional Accessories
USB 2.0
Bracket
USB 3.0
Bracket
SATA Power
Cable
V-Check
Cable
M-Connector
USB3 to USB2
Connector
* 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.
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Assembly Precautions
Important
A screwdriver (not included) may be required for computer assembly.
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■ 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
■ AMD® A10/A8/A6/A4-series processors for the FM2 socket
Chipset
■ AMD® A85X chipset
Memory Support
■ 4x DDR3 DIMMs support for DDR3-1066/1333/1600/1866 MHz up to 32GB max
■ Supports Dual-Channel mode
LAN
■ Supports LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek® 8111E
Audio
■ Integrated HD audio codec by Realtek® ALC892
■ 8-channel audio with jack sensing
■ Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
SATA
■ 8x SATA 6Gb/s ports by AMD® A85X
RAID
■ SATA1~8 support RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10 mode by AMD® A85X
USB 3.0
■ 2x USB 3.0 rear I/O ports by AMD® A85X
■ 1x USB 3.0 onboard connector by AMD® A85X
Multi-GPU
■ Supports AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
Dual-Graphics
■ Supports AMD® Dual Graphics Technology
- Please visit the AMD official website to find the supported Dual Graphics
combinations of APU and discrete GPU for achieving this technology.
- A4-series APU doesn't support Dual Graphics technology.
Connectors & Buttons
■ Back panel
- 1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 4x USB 2.0 ports
- 1x LAN port
- 1x VGA port**, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz
- 1x dual link DVI-D port**, supports a maximum resolution of 2560x1600@60 Hz
- 1x Optical S/PDIF-out port
- 1x HDMI port**, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1080@60 Hz
- 1x DisplayPort**, supporting a maximum resolution of 2560x1600@60 Hz
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- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- 6x audio ports
**This mainboard supports dual-display function by two onboard graphics output ports
(HDMI+VGA, HDMI+DVI-D, VGA+DVI-D, VGA+DisplayPort & DVI-D+DisplayPort).
**This mainboard also supports triple-display function by three onboard graphics
output ports (HDMI+VGA+DVI-D & DisplayPort+VGA+DIV-D).
**Please note that, the HDMI port and DisplayPort can not be used simultaneously.
Chapter 1
■ On-Board
- 3x USB 2.0 connector
- 1x USB 3.0 connector
- 1x TPM Module connector
- 1x Front Panel Audio connector
- 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1x Voice Genie connector
- 1x MultiConnect Panel connector
- 1x Power button
- 1x Reset button
- 1x OC Genie button
- 1x Clear CMOS button
- 1x Voltage Checkpoints connector
Slots
■ 2x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
- PCI_E2 supports up to PCIe x16 speed (when PCI_E5 is empty) or PCIe x8 speed
(when PCI_E5 is installed)
- PCI_E5 supports up to PCIe x8 speed
■ 3x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
■ 2x PCI slots
Form Factor
■ ATX (30.5 cm X 24.5 cm)
Mounting Screw Holes
■ 9x mounting holes
For the latest information about CPU, please visit
http://www.msi.com/service/cpu-support
For more information on compatible components, please visit
http://www.msi.com/service/test-report
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Connectors Quick Guide
DIMM1
SYSFAN2
JPWR2
SYSFAN3
DIMM2
APU
DIMM3
DIMM4
CPUFAN
OC1
POWER1
RESET1
JTURBO1
Back Panel
FV1
JPWR1
PCI_E1
SATA2
SATA7_8
PCI_E2
JCI1
SATA5_6
PCI_E3
SATA3_4
PCI_E4
SATA1
PCI_E5
JUSB4
SYSFAN1
PCI1
JBAT1
PCI2
CLR_CMOS1
JAUD1
JFP1
SYSFAN4
JFP2
JTPM1
JUSB1
JDLED3
JUSB2
JUSB3
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Connectors Reference Guide
Port Type
Page
Back Panel
I/O Ports
1-8
APU
FM2 APU Socket
1-10
CLR_CMOS1
Clear CMOS Button
1-33
CPUFAN,SYSFAN1~4
Fan Power Connectors
1-22
DIMM1~4
DDR3 Memory Slots
1-15
FV1
Voltage Checkpoints Connector
1-29
JAUD1
Front Panel Audio Connector
1-26
JBAT1
Clear CMOS Jumper
1-30
JCI1
Chassis Intrusion Connector
1-27
JDLED3
Voice Genie Connector
1-28
JFP1, JFP2
Front Panel Connectors
1-23
JPWR1
ATX 24-pin Power Connector
1-14
JPWR2
ATX 8-pin Power Connector
1-14
JTPM1
TPM Module Connector
1-26
JTURBO1
MultiConnect Panel Connector
1-27
JUSB1~3
USB 2.0 Expansion Connectors
1-24
JUSB4
USB 3.0 Expansion Connector
1-25
OC1
OC Genie Button 1-31
PCI_E1, 3, 4
PCIe x1 Expansion Slots
1-17
PCI_E2, 5
PCIe x16 Expansion Slots
1-17
PCI1, 2
PCI Expansion Slots
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POWER1
Power Button
1-32
RESET1 Reset Button
1-32
SATA1~8
SATA Connectors
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Port Name
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Back Panel Quick Guide
Mouse/
Keyboard
LAN
VGA Port
Optical
S/PDIF-Out
USB 3.0 Port Line-In
RS-Out
Line-Out CS-Out
USB 2.0 Port USB 2.0 Port
DVI-D Port
DisplayPort
Mic
SS-Out
HDMI Port
▶ Mouse/Keyboard
A combination PS/2® mouse/keyboard DIN connector for a PS/2® mouse/keyboard.
▶ LAN
The standard RJ-45 LAN jack is for connecting to a
Local Area Network (LAN).
LED
Color
LED State
Condition
Left
Yellow
Off
LAN link is not established.
On(Steady)
LAN link is established.
Right
Yellow
Green/ Orange
On(flashing)
The computer is communicating with another computer on the network.
Green
Off
10 Mbits/sec data rate
On
100 Mbits/sec data rate
Orange
On
1000 Mbits/sec data rate
▶ 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.
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▶ VGA Port
The DB15-pin female connector is provided for monitor.
▶ 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.
▶ DisplayPort Connector
DisplayPort is a digital display interface standard. This connector is used to connect a
monitor with DisplayPort inputs.
Important
This mainboard supports dual-display / triple-display function by 2 / 3 onboard graphics
output ports.
Dual-display mode
Triple-display mode
HDMI+DVI /
HDMI+VGA /
DVI+VGA /
DVI+DisplayPort /
VGA+DisplayPort
VGA+DVI+HDMI /
VGA+DVI+DisplayPort
Extend mode
(Extend the desktop to the other monitor(s))
◯
◯
Clone mode
(All monitors show the same screen)
◯
◯
▶ 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.
▶ 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.
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▶ 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.
Getting Started
APU (Accelerated Processing Units)
Introduction to FM2 APU
The surface of APU. Remember to apply some thermal paste on it for better heat
dispersion.
Gold arrow
Important
Overheating
Overheating can seriously damage the APU and mainboard. Always make sure the
cooling fans work properly to protect the APU from overheating. Be sure to apply an
even layer of thermal paste (or thermal tape) between the APU and the heatsink to
enhance heat dissipation.
Replacing the APU
When replacing the APU, always turn off the system’s power supply and unplug the
power supply’s power cord to ensure the safety of the APU.
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.
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APU & Cooler Installation
When you are installing the APU, make sure the APU has a cooler attached on the top
to prevent overheating. Meanwhile, do not forget to apply some thermal paste on APU
before installing the heat sink/cooler fan for better heat dispersion.
Follow the steps below to install the APU & cooler correctly. Wrong installation will
cause the damage of your APU & mainboard.
2. Look for the gold arrow of the APU.
The gold arrow should point as
shown in the picture. The APU can
only fit in the correct orientation.
3. If the APU is correctly installed, the
pins should be completely embedded
into the socket and can not be seen.
Please note that any violation of the
correct installation procedures may
cause permanent damages to your
mainboard.
4. Press the APU down firmly into the
socket and close the lever. As the
APU is likely to move while the lever
is being closed, always close the
lever with your fingers pressing tightly
on top of the APU to make sure the
APU is properly and completely
embedded into the socket.
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1. Pull the lever sideways away from
the socket. Make sure to raise the
lever up to a 90-degree angle.
Getting Started
5. Position the cooling set onto the
retention mechanism.
Hook one end of the clip to hook
first.
6. Then press down the other end of the
clip to fasten the cooling set on the
top of the retention mechanism.
Locate the Fix Lever and lift up it .
7. Fasten down the lever.
8. Attach the APU Fan cable to the APU
fan connector on the mainboard.
Important
• While disconnecting the Safety Hook from the fixed bolt, it is necessary to keep an
eye on your fingers, because once the Safety Hook is disconnected from the fixed
bolt, the fixed lever will spring back instantly.
• Confirm that the APU cooler has formed a tight seal with the APU before booting
your system.
• Please refer to the documentation in the APU cooler package for more details about
APU cooler installation.
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Mounting Screw Holes
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.
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When installing the mainboard, first install the necessary mounting stands required for
a 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.
Getting Started
Power Supply
JPWR1: ATX 24-pin Power Connector
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.
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Make sure that all the power cables are securely connected to a proper ATX power supply to ensure stable operation of the mainboard.
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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
Chapter 1
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.
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DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
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DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
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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.
• 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.
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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.
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 seated
and an audible click should be heard.
3. Manually check if the memory module has been locked in place by the DIMM slot’s
side clips.
Notch
Volt
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Expansion Slot
This mainboard contains numerous ports for expansion cards, such as discrete graphics
or audio cards.
PCIe Slot
The PCIe slot supports the PCIe interface expansion card.
Chapter 1
PCIe 2.0 x16 Slot
PCIe 2.0 x1 Slot
PCI Slot
The PCI slot supports additional LAN, SCSI, USB, and other add-on cards that comply
with PCI specifications.
32-bit PCI 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.
PCI Interrupt Request Routing
IRQ, or interrupt request lines, are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt
requests to the processor. The PCI IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus pins
as followed:
Order1
Order2
Order3
PCI1
INT E#
INT F#
INT G# INT H#
Order4
PCI2
INT F#
INT G# INT H#
INT E#
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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.
Single Video Card Installation
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.
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AMD CrossFire™ (Multi-GPU) Technology
1. Install two AMD Radeon™ HD graphics cards into the PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 expansion
slots.
2. With the two cards installed, two CrossFire™ 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 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™ 7 will support CrossFire™ mode.
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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.
Getting Started
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”.
5. The CrossFire™ setting must be enabled to allow CrossFire™ mode to operate.
The following screen appears in the Catalyst Control Center. 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.
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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).
Chapter 1
SATA8
SATA6
SATA2
SATA4
SATA7
SATA5
SATA3
SATA1
* The MB layout in this figure is for reference only.
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.
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CPUFAN,SYSFAN1~4: Fan Power Connectors
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.
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• Please refer to your processor’s official website or consult your vendor to find recommended CPU cooling fans.
• The CPUFAN connector supports Smart Fan Control with linear mode. The Control
Center II utility can be installed to automatically control the fan speeds according to
the CPU’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.
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JFP1, JFP2: Front Panel Connectors
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.
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• 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.
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JUSB1~3: USB 2.0 Expansion Connector
This connector is designed for connecting high-speed USB peripherals such as USB
HDDs, digital cameras, MP3 players, printers, modems, and many others.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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This connector connects to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module). Please refer to the TPM
security platform manual for more details and usages.
TPM module (optional)
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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.
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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.
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JDLED3: Voice Genie Connector
This connector is used to link to the voice control module (optional). Please refer to its
user guide for more details and usages.
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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.
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GND
CPU_GND
DRAM
CPU_PLL
CPU_1.2V
CPU_NB
1
CPU_CORE
Point
Description
GND (pin 7)
Ground
CPU_GND (pin 6)
Ground for measuring CPU core & CPU-NB voltages.
DRAM (pin 5)
DRAM voltage. The DRAM 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_PLL (pin 4)
CPU_PLL voltage. The PLL voltage is the voltage supplied
to the process Phase Lock Loop.
CPU_1.2V (pin 3)
CPU 1.2V voltage. The CPU 1.2V voltage is the voltage
supplied to DDR PHY logic & PCIE bus.
CPU_NB (pin 2)
CPU-NB voltage. The CPU NB voltage is the voltage supplied
to northbridge on the CPU. Higher overclocks may require a
higher CPU NB voltage to maintain stability.
CPU_CORE (pin 1)
CPU core voltage. The CPU core voltage is the voltage
supplied to the CPU core. Higher overclocks may require
higher CPU core voltages to maintain stability.
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Jumper
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.
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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.
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.
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Getting Started
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.
RESET1: Reset Button
This reset button is used to reset the system. Press the button to reset the system.
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CLR_CMOS1: Clear CMOS Button
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, press the button to clear the data.
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Important
Make sure that you power off the system before clearing the CMOS data.
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Drivers and Utilities
After you install the operating system you will need to install drivers to maximize the
performance of the new computer you just built. MSI mainbaord comes with a Driver
Disc. Drivers allow the computer to utilize your mainboard more efficiently and take
advantage of any special features we provide.
You can protect your computer from viruses by installing the bundled security program.
The bundle also includes a variety of powerful and creative utilities.
Total Installer
Total Installer is very easy to use and does a great job of finding necessary drivers.
Please follow the steps below to install drivers and utilities for your new computer.
1. Insert MSI Driver Disc into the optical drive. The setup screen will automatically
appear if autorun is enabled in OS.
2. Click Total Installer. A popup dialog will appear listing all necessary drivers.
Click here
3. Select all checkbox on driver listing dialog.
4. Click Install button.
5. The software installation will then be in progress, after it has finished it will prompt
you to restart.
6. Click OK button to finish.
7. Restart your computer.
You can also use the same method to install the utilities.
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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
in your 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.
Language
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 temperatures of the processor and the mainboard.
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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
Hard disk
USB Drive
drive
Optical
disk
LAN
BEV
USB hard
disk drive
USB optical
drive
UEFI
Disable
USB
floppy
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▶ 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.
▶ Language
This allows you to select the language of the BIOS setting.
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
<F8>
OC Profile Load From USB
<F9>
OC Profile Save to USB
<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 sub-menu. 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.
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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 Port1~8
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).
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Advanced
▶ PCI Subsystem Settings
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ 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
This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function.
▶ Power LED
Configures how the system uses power LEDs on the case to indicate sleep/ suspend
state.
[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.
▶ Network Stack
This item is used to enable/ disable UEFI network stack.
▶ Ipv4 PXE Support
This item appears when you set “Enabled” in [Network Stack] field and is used to
enable/ disable the Ipv4 PXE boot support.
▶ Ipv6 PXE Support
This item appears when you set “Enabled” in [Network Stack] field and is used to
enable/ disable the Ipv6 PXE boot support.
▶ SATA Mode
This item is used to specify RAID/ IDE/ AHCI mode for SATA port.
Important
Windows XP is not natively supported to be installed in the storage device with AHCI
mode. If you still prefer to install Windows XP as the operating system, please refer to
Appendix “Install Windows XP Notes”. You cannot switch between AHCI and IDE if you
already have your operating system installed.
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▶ HD Audio Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the HD audio controller.
▶ 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.
▶ Integrated Graphics Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
Chapter 2
▶ Initiate Graphic Adapter
Choose which adapter you wish to make the primary option
[IGD] Integrated Graphics Display
[PEG] PCI-Express Graphics Device
▶ USB Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ USB Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the integrated USB 2.0/ 3.0 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.
▶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/ SYSFAN2.
▶ CPU/ MOS/ System Temperature, CPU FAN/ SYS FAN1/ SYS FAN2 Speed
These items show the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/ components such as CPU temperature/ system temperature and the few 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.
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▶ 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 or PCI-E Device
When set to [Enabled], the feature allows your system to be awakened from the
power saving modes through any event on PCI/ PCIe device.
▶ 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
▶ Full Screen Logo Display
[Enabled] The OS boots straight to the GUI without showing the POST screen,
[Disabled] Shows the POST messages at boot.
== Boot Option Priorities==
▶ 1st~9th Boot
These items are used to prioritize the installed boot devices.
▶ USB KEY Drive BBS Priorities/ UEFI Boot Drive BBS Priorities
▶ 1st~8th Boot
These items are used to prioritize the installed USB key drives/ hard disk drives/
UEFI boot drives.
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Save & Exit
▶ Discard Changes and Exit
This item is used to abandon all changes and exit setup.
▶ Save Changes and Reboot
This item is used to save changes and reboot the system.
▶ Save Changes
This item is used to save changes.
▶ Restore Defaults
This item is used 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.
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▶ Discard Changes
This item is used to abandon all changes.
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.
▶ Adjust CPU FSB Frequency
Allows you to set the CPU FSB frequency (in MHz). 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-NB Ratio
This item is used to adjust CPU-NB ratio.
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▶ Adjusted CPU-NB Frequency
It shows the adjusted CPU-NB frequency. Read-only.
▶ OC Genie Function Control
Allows you to select the way to control the OC Genie operation.
▶ OC Genie
This item is used to enable/disable the OC Genie operation.
▶ AMD Turbo Core Technology
This technology automatically increases the frequency of active CPU cores to improve
performance.
▶ Adjust Max Turbo Core Ratio
This item allows you to adjust the max turbo core ratio.
▶ Adjusted Max Turbo Core Frequency
It shows the adjusted max turbo core frequency. Read-only.
▶ Adjust Turbo Core Ratio
This item allows you to adjust the turbo core ratio.
▶ Adjusted Turbo Core Frequency
It shows the adjusted turbo core frequency. Read-only.
▶ Adjust GPU Engine Ratio
This item allows you to adjust the GPU engine ratio.
▶ Adjusted GPU Engine Frequency
It shows the adjusted GPU engine frequency. Read-only.
▶ DRAM Frequency
This item allows you to adjust the DRAM frequency.
▶ Adjusted DRAM Frequency
It shows the adjusted DRAM frequency. Read-only.
▶ 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.
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▶ CPU Core Control
This item is used to control number of CPU cores. When set to [Auto], the CPU will
operate under the default number of cores. When set to [Manual], you will be able to
enable/disable the specific CPU core.
BIOS Setup
▶ 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.
▶ 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.
▶ tRTP
This item is used to adjust the time interval between a read and a precharge command.
▶ tRC
The row cycle time determines the minimum number of clock cycles a memory row
takes to complete a full cycle, from row activation up to the precharging of the active
row.
▶ tWR
Minimum time interval between end of write data burst and the start of a precharge
command. Allows sense amplifiers to restore data to cells.
▶ tRRD
Specifies the active-to-active delay of different banks.
▶ tWTR
Minimum time interval between the end of write data burst and the start of a
columnread command. It allows I/O gating to overdrive sense amplifiers before read
command starts.
▶ tRFC0/ 1
These settings determine the time RFC0/1 takes to read from and write to a memory
cell.
▶ Advanced Channel 1/ 2 Timing Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. And you can set the advanced memory timing
for each channel.
▶ CPU Core Vdroop Offset Control
This item is used to select the CPU core Vdroop offset control mode.
▶ CPU NB Vdroop Offset Control
This item is used to select the CPU-NB Vdroop offset control mode.
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▶ CPU Core OCP Expander
This item is used to expand the limitation of CPU core OCP (Over Current Protection).
The higher expanding value indicates less CPU protection. So please adjust the CPU
core voltage carefully if needed.
▶ CPU NB Core OCP Expander
This item is used to expand the limitation of CPU-NB OCP (Over Current Protection).
The higher expanding value indicates less CPU-NB protection. So please adjust the
CPU-NB voltage carefully if needed.
▶ 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.
▶ 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.
▶ OC Profile Save to USB
Save the current overclocking settings to USB flash disk.
▶ OC Profile Load from USB
Load the stored settings from USB flash disk.
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▶ CPU Voltage/ CPU-NB Voltage/ DRAM Voltage/ CPU_VDD1_2 Voltage/ VCC1P1
Voltage/ MEM_VREFA_CA/ MEM_VREFB_CA/ MEM_VREFA_DQ/ MEM_VREFB_DQ/
+1.1VDUAL/ VCCA_25
These items are used to adjust the voltages.
BIOS Setup
▶ 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.
▶ CPU Technology Support
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu shows the installed CPU technologies. Read only.
▶ 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.
▶ AMD Cool’n’Quiet
The Cool’n’Quiet technology can effectively and dynamically lower CPU speed and
power consumption.
Important
To ensure that Cool’n’Quiet function is activated and will be working properly, it is required to double confirm that:
• Run BIOS Setup, and select OC. Under OC Menu, find CPU Features > AMD
Cool’n’Quiet, and set this item to “Enabled”.
• Enter Windows, and select [Start]->[Settings]->[Control Panel]->[Power Options].
Enter Power Options Properties tag, and select Minimal Power Management under
Power schemes.
▶ SVM Mode
This item allows you to enable/disable the AMD SVM (Secure Virtual Machine)
Technology.
▶ Core C6 State
This item allows you to enable/ dsiable C6 state support. When the CPU enters C6
state, all cores will save architectural state and reduce core voltages to zero volts.
Wake up the CPU from C6 state will take a lot longer.
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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
This item allows you to enable (Auto)/ disable (disabled) the CPU power phase switch
feature to reach the best power saving.
▶ CPU NB Phase Control
This item allows you to enable (Auto)/ disable (disabled) the CPU-NB power phase
switch feature to reach the best power saving.
▶ CPU Core Voltage/ DRAM Voltage/ 3.3V/ 5V/ 12V
These items show the voltages. Read only.
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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.
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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.
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▶ 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 one file to boot
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 BIOS to storage
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 one file to update BIOS
This item allows you to select a particular BIOS file from the USB/ Storage (FAT/ 32
format only) drive for updating BIOS.
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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.
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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.
▶ 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.
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Appendix A
Realtek Audio
The Realtek audio provides 8-channel DAC. To achieve
the 8-channel sound effect, the 7th and 8th channels
must be plugged into the output on the front panel. The
section will tell you how to install driver and use the software.
Realtek Audio
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
It is also available to enable the audio driver by clicking the Realtek HD Audio Manager
from the Control Panel.
Software panel overview
The following figure describes the function of the Realtek HD Audio Manager panel.
Device Selection
Volume Adjustment
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■ 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.
When the device is plugged into 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”.
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Auto popup dialog
Realtek Audio
Hardware Default Setting
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AMD RAID
The integrate one SATA host controller separately, and
support RAID function for performance and reliability.
The SATA RAID provides support for RAID 0 (Striping),
RAID 1 (Mirroring), RAID 10 (Striping & Mirroring) &
RAID 5 (striping with parity) (optional). RAID 0 greatly
improves hard disk I/O performance by concurrently
striping data across multiple drives. RAID 1 makes sure
data is not lost if a drive fails as data is simultaneously
written to two drives. Drives configured for RAID Striping
are said to form a RAID 0 set, while drives configured for
RAID Mirroring are said to form a RAID 1 set. RAID 10
is implemented as a mirrored array whose segments are
RAID 0 arrays. RAID 10 has same fault tolerance as mirroring and reduces overhead by striping. It needs at least
four drives to form a RAID 10. RAID 5 defines techniques
for parity data.
AMD RAID
RAID Configuration
Creating and deleting RAID set and performing other RAID setting up operations are
done in the RAID BIOS. During bootup, a screen similar to the one below will appear for
about few seconds. Press <Ctrl-F> to enter RAID Option ROM utility.
Press <Ctrl-F> to enter RAID Option ROM utility...
Important
Be sure to enable the RAID function for SATA device in BIOS before configuring the
RAID Option ROM Utility.
The RAID Option ROM utility menu screen will appear. The Main Menu is used to
choose the operation to be performed.
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View Drives Assignments
This window displays the model number, capacities and assignment of the drives physically attached to the SATA host adapter.
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LD View / LD Define Menu (Creating RAID)
The selection of the RAID configuration should be based upon factors including performance, data security, and the number of drives available. It is best to carefully consider
the long-term role of the system and plan the data storage strategy. RAID sets can be
created either automatically, or to allow the greatest flexibility, manually.
1. Press 2 on the Main Menu screen to enter the LD View Menu.
2. And then press [Ctrl + C] keys to enter the LD Define Menu. Use the space key
to choose a RAID mode (RAID 0/ 1/ 10/ 5) and use the arrow key to move to the
“Drives Assignments” window.
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■ Stripe Block Size, the default 64KB is best for most applications. RAID 0 or 10
only.
■ Gigabyte Boundary, allows use of slightly smaller replacement drives.
3. On the Drives Assignments window, use the arrow key to choose the hard drives
which you want to make part of the LD, use the space key to change the assignment
to “Y”. Then press [Ctrl+Y] to save the configuration.
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4. A message will show, press [Ctrl + Y] to input a LD name as your desire or press
any key to save default LD name.
5. Another message will show, press [Ctrl-Y] if you are sure to erase the MBR data of
the disk. Or press any key to ignore this option.
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6. The message will show up on the bottom, press any key to use maximum capacity
or press [Ctrl-Y] to modify array capacity manually.
Important
• The default capacity is the full capacity of the selected hard drives.
• If you allocate the first LD capacity manually, you can create second LD with remaining capacity of the selected hard drives.
7. The LD creation is done, the screen shows the LD information as below.Press ESC
key to the main screen.
8. Press ESC key to exit the utility, a message “System is going to REBOOT! Are You
Sure?” will display, answer “Y” to exit it and the system will reboot.
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Delete LD Menu (Deleting RAID)
1. Press “3” on the main to enter the Delete LD Menu.
2. Choose a LD No. you want to delete and press [Del] or [Alt+D] delete the RAID
set.
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3. On the next screen, a message will display to inform you, press “Ctrl+Y” to delete
the RAID set or other key to abort it. Press “Ctrl+Y” to complete the deletion.
AMD RAID
Installing the RAID Driver (for bootable RAID Array)
1. After you complete the RAID BIOS setup, boot from the Windows CD, and the Windows Setup program starts.
2. Press F6 and wait for the Windows Setup screen to appear.
3. Insert the floppy that contains the RAID driver, press the “S” key to select “Specify
Additional Device”.
Note: for Windows 7, you can copy the files to a medium (floppy/ CD/ DVD or
USB)
Important
Please follow the instruction below to make a SATA 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 the : ChipSet\AMD\Package\Drivers\SBDrv_for_Hudson\
SB9xx\RAID (and then, please select a folder which was classified according to
OS.)
• The driver disk for RAID controller is done.
4. When prompted, insert the medium disk and press Enter.
For Windows 7:
During the Operating system installation, after selecting the location to install Windows 7 click on “Load Driver” button to load RAID drive.
5. You should be shown a list of available RAID controller(s).
6. Select the compatible RAID controller for 32-bit/ 64-bit version system and then
press ENTER.
7. The next screen should confirm that you have selected the RAID controller. Press
ENTER again to continue.
8. You have successfully installed the RAID driver, and Windows setup should continue.
9. Leave the medium until the system reboots itself. Windows setup will need to copy
the files from the medium again after the RAID volume is formatted, and Windows
setup starts copying files.
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Installing the RAID Driver Under Windows
(for Non-bootable RAID Array)
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 AMD chipset drivers by your need. The AMD chipset
drivers includes RAID Driver.
4. The driver will be automatically installed.
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Appendix C
Install Windows XP
Notes
This chapter describes how to install Windows XP with
IDE or AHCI mode.
Install Windows XP Notes
Installing Windows XP with IDE Mode
You will fail and encounter a blue screen while installing Windows XP, because it is
not natively supported to be installed in the storage device with AHCI mode. If you still
prefer to install Windows XP as the operating system, please change the BIOS item as
below.
1. Refer to Chapter 2 to access BIOS.
2. Go to SETTINGS → Integrated Peripherals → SATA Mode.
3. Set this item to IDE mode.
4. Go to SETTINGS → Save & Exit → Save changes and reboot.
5. Install the Windows XP operating system.
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Installing Windows XP with AHCI Mode
If you prefer to install Windows XP as the operating system with AHCI mode, please
prepare AHCI drivers for Windows XP in advanced.
Creating an AHCI Driver Disc
Please follow the instruction below to make an “ AHCI Driver” for yourself.
1. Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.
2. Click the “Browse CD” on the Setup screen.
3. Copy all the contents from \\ChipSet\AMD\Package\Drivers\SBDrv_for_Hudson\
SB9xx\AHCI\XP to a formatted floppy diskette.
4. The driver diskette is done.
Installing the Windows XP Operating System:
Please follow the below steps:
1. Access BIOS, set SATA Mode to AHCI mode, save, exit and reboot.
2. Ensure the USB Floppy Disk Drive is connected to the computer.
3. Install Windows XP. When Windows Setup screen appears a message “Press F6 if
you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver....”, press “F6” key.
4. Insert the floppy disk containing the AHCI drivers into the floppy disk drive.
6. From the provided list, select the AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
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5. When the next screen appears, press the “S” key to specify an additional device.
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