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Software & Application
User Guide
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Revision History
Revision
Revision History
Date
V3.0
First release
2014/03
Technical Support
If a problem arises with your system and no solution can be obtained from the user’s
manual, please contact your place of purchase or local distributor. Alternatively,
please try the following help resources for further guidance.
Visit the MSI website for technical guide, BIOS
updates, driver updates, and other information:
http://www.msi.com/service/download/
Contact our technical staff at:
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This Software Application Guide describes how to use the software applications
that come with the MSI’s motherboards. Each chapter describes one of the software
applications. It can help you to operate easily when you use the advanced software
applications designed by MSI.
Your motherboard may only supports some applications, please refer to the
specification on the motherboard user guide.
◯◯ Command Center - this chapter describes Command Center overview, how to
monitor your motherboard hardware, read CPU, memory information and use
Command Center to overclock the system.
◯◯ Sound Blaster Cinema 2 - this chapter describes how to active enhancement
features and select profiles on Sound Blaster Cinema 2.
◯◯ Killer Network Manager - this chapter describes how to test and configure
bandwidth on Killer Network Manager.
◯◯ Live Update 6 - this chapter describes Live Update 6 overview, and how to
update your system.
◯◯ Network Genie - this chapter describes system requirement of Network Genie,
how to select network mode and set applications priority.
◯◯ Super Charger - this chapter guides you with Super-Charge to charge your
iPad, iPhone and iPod.
◯◯ Smart Utilities - this chapter describes how to use Smart Utilities for enabling
Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Response Technology and Intel®
Smart Connect Technology.
◯◯ Gaming App - this chapter describes how to switch between OC mode,
Gaming mode and Silent mode in Gaming App.
◯◯ ECO Center - this chapter describes how to power off components on the
motherboard with ECO Center.
◯◯ XSplit Gamecaster - this chapter describes how to register an XSplit account,
stream and record your gameplay.
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Command Center������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1
Overview and Operation����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
Default Value���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2
Changing Value������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2
Profile Buttons�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3
Resizing Window���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4
Main Features��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
CPU Frequency������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5
CPU Fan����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5
CPU Voltage����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
DRAM Frequency & DRAM Voltage����������������������������������������������������������������� 6
IGP Frequency & GT Voltage��������������������������������������������������������������������������� 6
RAMDisk����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
OC Genie���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
Option Buttons�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 8
Gadget Mode�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 12
Setting Gadget������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 12
Sound Blaster Cinema 2������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 13
System Requirement��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
Overview and Operation��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
Tool Tip����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 14
SBX Pro Studio Master ON/OFF�������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Users Profile��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Advanced Setting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Feature Toggle����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Control Slider�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 15
Volume Control/ Mute������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
Drop-down Menu (Top Right)������������������������������������������������������������������������� 16
Killer Network Manager�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 17
System Requirement��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 18
Killer Network Manager Operation������������������������������������������������������������������������ 18
Configuring Bandwidth������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 19
Speed Testing������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
Manually Changing Bandwidth����������������������������������������������������������������������� 19
Killer Network Manager Control Panel������������������������������������������������������������������ 20
Overview��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 20
Applications Page������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 21
Network Settings��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 22
System Performance�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 23
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Killer Ethernet������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 24
Live Update 6 overview����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 26
Live Update Tab��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 26
History Tab����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 26
Setting������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
System Information Tab���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 27
Updating The System�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 28
Total Installer��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 30
Network Genie���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 31
System Requirement��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32
Network Genie Operation�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 32
Network Genie Control Panel�������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 33
Mode Tab�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 33
Application Tab����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 34
Advanced Tab������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 35
System Info Tab���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 36
About Tab������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 36
Super Charger���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 37
Enabling Super Charger���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 38
Smart Utilities����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 39
System Requirement��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 40
Overview and Operation��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 40
Main Buttons Status���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 40
Intel Rapid Start ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 41
Intel Smart Response������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 41
Intel Smart Connect ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 41
Apply��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 42
Gaming App������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 43
System Requirement��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 44
Overview and Operation��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 44
CPU and GPU Clock�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 44
Control Mode Buttons������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 45
Display Mode Button��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 45
ECO Center�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 47
System Requirement��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 48
Overview and Operation��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 48
Power Toggle�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 49
Apply Button��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 49
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Live Update 6����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 25
XSplit Gamecaster��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 51
System Requirement��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 52
Logging����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 52
Registering an Account����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 52
Overview and Operation��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 53
User Information��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 53
Learning stream and record���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 53
Changing language����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 54
Tool Tip����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 54
Inside the XSplit Gamecaster Overlay������������������������������������������������������������ 54
Accounts Tab�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 55
Live Streaming Services��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 55
Video Sharing Services���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 55
Social Network Services��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 55
Settings Tab���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 56
Stream Settings���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 56
Hotkeys Tab���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 57
Setting and Deleting Hotkeys������������������������������������������������������������������������� 57
Recordings Tab����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 58
Command Center
Command Center is an user-friendly software and exclusively developed by
MSI, helping users to adjust system settings and monitor status and under
OS. With the help of Command Center, making it possible to achieve easier
and efficient monitoring process and adjustments than that under BIOS. In
addition, the Command Center can be a server for mobile remote control
application.
Overview and Operation
Command Center
After installing and activating Command Center, you can click on each feature name
(CPU, DRAM, GPU, OC Genie) to switch into particular feature view for necessary
setting controls. You can also click the left or the right arrow icons on the sides of the
Command Center to scroll to the previous or next control panel.
System
Information
CPU
temperature
Feature
menu
Profile
buttons
Feature
title
Feature
control
panel
Next
feature
Previous
feature
Page
indicator
Option
buttons
Resize
corner
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.
Default Value
When you click the information icon
on the panel, a pop-up message will show,
indicating the allowed range and the default
value.
Changing Value
Each control panel has different way to change values. The following describes how to
control.
▶▶Plus and minus buttons
You can click the plus or minus button to increase or decrease the value.
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▶▶Slider
Command Center
You can drag the slider left or right to decrease or increase the value.
▶▶Knob
You can rotate the knob clockwise or counter clockwise to increase or decrease the
percentage.
▶▶Enter value
You can enter a value directly in the text field.
Profile Buttons
You can use profiles buttons to apply changes, reset to default, save and load profiles.
▶▶Default button - Load the default setting values for the current feature.
▶▶Apply button - After changing values on Feature control panel, you must click the
“Apply” button to apply your changes.
▶▶Save button - When you click the “Save” button A dialogue window will appear that
allows you to select the location on your computer to save the file. Setting values of
each feature will be stored in the file with individual file extension.
▶▶Load button - Load the setting values from the file.
Important
Every time you shut down the system, the configured setting will be restored to the
factory default. If you want to use the saved settings, you have to load it every time by
clicking the “Load” and “Apply” buttons.
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Command Center
Resizing Window
You can resize the window to half size mode by dragging the right bottom corner.
Command Center
Command Center
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Main Features
This section describes the main features (CPU Frequency, CPU Fan, )on the control
panel.
Command Center
CPU Frequency
CPU Frequency control panel allows you
to change CPU Ratio and Baseclock.
You can see the current frequency of
each CPU core on the top of the panel.
CPU Fan
CPU Fan control panel provides Smart
mode and Manual Mode. You can switch
the control mode by clicking the “Smart
Mode” and “Manual Mode” buttons on
the top of the CPU Fan control panel.
▶▶Manual Mode - Allows you to manually
control the CPU fan speed by percentage.
▶▶Smart Mode - Smart Mode is a linear
fan speed control feature. The Smart
Mode control panel contains 4 dots allows you to drag and adjust the Smart
Speed slopes. The fan speed will be
changed along these lines with CPU temperature. The white dot will create strip
chart in real time.
Manual Mode
▶▶System Fan Button - You can click the
to open the syssystem fan icon
tem fan control panel in new window.
▶▶Fan Tune Button - Also, you can press
to automatically
the auto tune icon
optimize the smart fan setting.
Smart Mode
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Command Center
CPU Voltage
CPU Voltage control panel allows you to
control the CPU voltage.
Command Center
DRAM Frequency & DRAM
Voltage
▶▶DRAM Frequency - Shows the DRAM
clock, ratio and frequency.
▶▶DRAM Voltage - Allows you to adjust
the DRAM voltage. The risky values are
displayed in red.
IGP Frequency & GT Voltage
▶▶IGP Frequency - Allows you to adjust
the IGP ratio, and shows the IGP clock,
ratio and frequency.
▶▶GT Voltage - Allows you to adjust the
GT voltage. The risky values are displayed in red.
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RAMDisk
RAMDisk control panel allows you to
create a virtual RAM drive.
Command Center
▶▶Enable button - Enable or disable the
RAMDisk function.
▶▶Setting - Specify Letter, Name, Size
and Format of the RAM disk.
▶▶Option - Select data to save/load on
the RAM disk, witch can speed up your
system performance and extend the life
of SSD.
▶▶Backup - Specify backup and restore
settings to prevent data loss.
▶▶Accept button - Allows you to accept
settings of the RAMDisk function.
OC Genie
Please read the introduction on the OC Genie control panel first. Depends on the CPU
types, the introduction may be different.
To enable the OC Genie feature, click the OC GEINE button icon. You can also click
the “How to start?” button to learn how to use the OC GENIE button.
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Command Center
Option Buttons
Option buttons provide advanced setting, additional setting and system information.
▶▶Advanced
Command Center
When click the “Advanced” button, The Voltage, Fan and DRAM icons will appear.
You can click the icons to open the control panels in new windows.
Voltage - Allows you to adjust
advanced voltage of CPU and
chipset.
Fan - Allows you to control the
system fans speed.
DRAM - DRAM Timings control
panel shows the current Advanced
DRAM parameters, and allows you
to change the settings by selecting
values from the drop-down menu
on the right hand side.
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When click the “Setting” button, The Record, Warning and Mobile Control icons will
appear. You can click the icons to open the control panels in new windows.
Record - Record control panel
allows you to monitor the status
of voltage, fan speed and
temperature in real time.
To filter record charts, select the
check box next to the items.
When click the
Start
button, the chart pane will start
to show the recording chart. If
you want to check the value of
a specific spot on chart, please
move the orange vertical line to
the spot.
History Record - History Record
stores the data and names with
date and time.
To make a history record:
1. Select items that you would
like to record.
2. Click the “Record” button on
the left bottom to record status
from your system.
3. When finished, click the
“Record” button again. The
data will be stored in the dropdown menu.
To load a record, click the dropdown menu and select your
desired record from the list.
Records List
Start/ Stop Record
Button
To delete a record, select the
record that you want to delete, and
click the Trash Can icon.
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Command Center
▶▶Setting
Warning - Warning Control Panel contains fields
of voltage, fan speed and temperature for you to
set the threshold values. When system detects
the status over your settings, a warning message
will pop-up(as shown below).
Command Center
You can enable/ disable warning items and alert
sound by selecting the check box next to the
items.
Mobile Control - The Mobile Control control panel is only available for the
motherboard with the built-in WiFi module. It allows you to enable/disable the
Command Center Remote Server. Please refer to the instruction on the Mobile
Control control panel.
Command Center Remote
Server ON/OFF
SoftAP Management
enable button
SoftAP Management Setting
To start remote control:
1. Download and install MSI Command Center APP to your mobile device.
2. Enable Command Center Remote Server on the Mobile Control control
panel.
3. Enable SoftAP Management.
4. Enter SSID and Password, and then click the “Apply” button.
5. Activate Wi-Fi on your mobile device and connect to SoftAP with the SSID.
6. Run MSI Command Center APP on your mobile device.
7. Find the IP address on the SoftAP Management Setting area, and enter the
IP address on your MSI Command Center APP to link your system.
8. Press “Refresh” on the MSI Command Center APP to verify that monitoring
and OC functions are working properly.
Command Center
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When click the “Information” button, The Motherboard, CPU, Memory and HW Monitor
Control icons will appear. You can click the icons to open the information windows.
Motherboard
CPU
Momery
HW Monitor
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Command Center
Command Center
▶▶Information
Gadget Mode
Command Center provides a gadget mode to monitor the system status. You can
switch to gadget mode by clicking the arrow icon
on the top left (as shown
below).
Command Center
Setting Gadget
Gadget mode provides a configuration panel,
that allows you to select items.
To select items:
1. Click the Spanner icon on the Gadget, a
configuration panel will slide out.
2. Select the check box next to the items.
3. When finished, click the “Close” button.
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Sound Blaster
Cinema 2
Sound Blaster Cinema 2 improves how you experience stereo and multichannel soundtracks from a variety of sources, including DVDs, games, CDs,
MP3s and even Blu-Ray.
Powered by the SBX Pro Studio technologies, the Sound Blaster Cinema 2
delivers a much more realistic and immersive experience, conveniently placed
in a central and intuitive console
The SBX Pro Studio suite of technologies features:
■■ SBX Surround™
■■ SBX Crystalizer™
■■ SBX Bass™
■■ SBX Smart Volume™
■■ SBX Dialog Plus™
System Requirement
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
You need to have the following system requirements to run Sound Blaster Cinema 2 :
Hardware:
■■ MSI motherboard with Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Software specifications:
■■ Windows 7 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8.1 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Realtek HD audio driver
Overview and Operation
After installing and activating Sound Blaster Cinema 2, you can click on each
enhancement feature name (SURROUND, CRYSTALIZER, BASS, DIALOG PLUS or
SMART VOLUME) to switch into particular feature view for necessary setting controls.
User Profile
Control Slider
Feature Title
Advanced
Setting
Volume
Control/
Mute
Feature Toggle
SBX Pro Studio Master
ON/OFF
Tool Tip
When you hover the (mouse) cursor over a button, slider or feature name on the
panel, a tooltip will show, describing the particular function of that item.
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SBX Pro Studio Master ON/OFF
Click on the Master ON/OFF button to experience the
full effect of SBX Pro Studio.
Users Profile
There are 4 different selectable profiles based on your
audio scenario.
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
1. Music Listening
2. Movies Watching
3. Games Playing
4. Voice Communication
A custom profile is available for you to customize the
profile. It will be automatically saved once application
has exit.
Advanced Setting
Click on the gear icon button for selecting the
headphones/speakers configuration for playback.
Feature Toggle
Click on the individual feature toggle on the bottom right to have control over the 5
SBX Pro Studio technologies.
■■ SURROUND - provides immersion control to enhance the natural sense of audio depth and spaciousness by creating virtual surround sound channels.
■■ CRYSTALIZER - restores the natural dynamic range that is lost when iTunes
and MP3 music gets compressed.
■■ BASS - fills in the missing low frequency tones and gives the extra impact for a
better entertainment experience.
■■ SMART VOLUME - addresses the problem of abrupt volume level changes
during playback and between songs by automatically and continuously measuring volume, and intelligently applying gain and attenuation to compensate for
those changes.
■■ DIALOG PLUS - enhances the voices in movies for clearer dialog.
Click on the bottom horizontal bars to turn ON/OFF the individual features. A
highlighted red will imply the selected feature is turned ON and vice-versa.
Control Slider
The slider will be lighted up and ready for adjustment
when the particular enhancement feature is turned
on. You can drag the slider left or right to the desired
level. It ranges from 0% to 100%, while bigger
percentage indicates larger effect typically.
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Volume Control/ Mute
Click on the Speaker ICON to mute & un-mute the
Master Volume of the selected audio output device.
You can drag the slider left or right to the desired
level of master audio volume. It ranges from 0%
to 100% while bigger percentage indicates larger
volume typically.
Sound Blaster Cinema 2
Drop-down Menu (Top Right)
Click on the Drop-Down button to start your other settings:
Menu button
■■ Start Sound Blaster Cinema 2 when Windows starts - Check the option if you
wish to automatically start Sound Blaster Cinema 2 when Windows starts.
■■ Visualization - Check this if you wish to have Visualization to be active.
■■ Always On Top - Check this if you wish Sound Blaster Control to be always the
top window.
■■ Tutorial - Check this if you would like to restart tutorial pages again. Tutorial
pages will start during each launch. To disable tutorial, click on “Do not show
this again” on the last page of the 3-pages tutorial.
■■ Restore Default - To set the current audio device to the default state, click on
the “Restore Default” option then click OK on the Windows dialogue box.
■■ Audio Device Selection - To select the desired audio output device to apply the
SBX Pro Studio effects. Click on the “Audio Device Selection” option and select
the desired output device from the drop down list. And click OK.
■■ Software Language Selection - To change into the desired display language of
this program. Click on the “Software Language Selection” option. Choose the
desired language from the drop down list of supported languages. And follow
the instructions on the screen to complete the change.
■■ Software Update - To update this program. Click on the “Software Update” option. And follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update.
■■ About Sound Blaster Cinema 2 - The About Box shows the version number of
the Sound Blaster Cinema 2 Application. Click on OK on the dialogue box to
close it.
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Killer Network
Manager
Killer™ networking platform is an intelligent network controller that delivers
maximum networking performance for all games and streaming media.
Killer Network Manager shows you the system information and performance
of your computer and gives you the controls to optimize it.
System Requirement
In order to run the Killer Network Manager, the following hardware and software is
required
Hardware:
■■ MSI motherboard with Killer LAN chip (E2200 or newer).
Software specifications:
■■ Windows 7 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8.1 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Killer LAN driver
Killer Network Manager
Note
The Killer Network Manager is only available for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows
8.1 currently. The supported drivers for other operating systems would be available on
the website if provided by vendor.
Killer Network Manager Operation
The Killer Network Manager software installs with the Killer LAN driver. Once installed,
the Killer Network Manager icon shows on system tray (the right bottom corner of the
screen). Mouse right click on the tray icon to show the application window.
In case no icon is shown on the system tray, it is possible to activate Killer Network
Manager manually by clicking Start → Programs → MSI → Killer Network Manager.
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Configuring Bandwidth
This section describes how to configure Internet Provider Speed. You can configure
default Internet upload and download bandwidth from the Network tab on the Killer
Network Manager window.
Important
Speed Testing
The speed testing is used to optimize bandwidth usage. To test the Upload and
Download speed, please follow the steps below:
1. Click the Network block in Killer Network Manager.
2. Click “Test Network Speed” button. The test takes two minutes and automatically
provides values for your Upload and Download fields.
Manually Changing Bandwidth
1. Select the Network block in Killer Network Manager.
2. Enter a value in the Upload Speed field.
3. Enter a value in the Download Speed field.
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Killer Network Manager
Killer Network Manager
Before using the Killer network for the first time, you should use the Test button which
runs a speed test of your current total Internet bandwidth delivered through your
Internet service provider.
Killer Network Manager Control Panel
Overview
The Killer Network Manager main menu has four blocks, including Applications,
Network, Performance and Killer Ethernet.
Killer Network Manager
You can click on each block to switch into particular feature page for necessary setting
controls.
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Applications Page
The Applications page displays currently using network bandwidth applications, as
well as all applications that have used a network connection previously.
Upload/ Download Sliders
There are Upload slider and Download slider in each application pane. You can drag
the sliders left or right to the desired bandwidth.
Sort By Name/ Priority/ Download/ Upload buttons
Sort the application list alphabetically or by current bandwidth usage.
Show All Applictions check box
When check the check box, the application list show all applications include closed or
inactive applications.
Reset Appliction Data button
Click the Reset Appliction Data button, all of the applications upload and download
settings will be removed.
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Killer Network Manager
If Applications block is selected, the following screen is displayed:
Network Settings
If Network block is selected, the following screen is displayed:
Killer Network Manager
Upload Speed/ Download Speed
Configure the internet upload/ download bandwidth. We recommend setting these
values under the available bandwidth.
Enable Bandwidth Control check box
When check the check box, Killer Network Manager will control bandwidth usage.
Test Network Button
Test your upload and download speed automatically.
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System Performance
There are three monitors in the page, including Top 5 Applications, Usage - Download
and Usage - Upload. The function of each monitor is described as follows:
■■ Top 5 Applications - Top 5 applications by total traffic (percentage).
■■ Usage - Download - Monitor network bandwidth download usage.
■■ Usage - Upload - Monitor network bandwidth upload usage.
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Killer Network Manager
If Performance blcok is selected, the following screen is displayed:
Killer Ethernet
If Killer Etherner block is selected, the following screen is displayed:
Killer Network Manager
This page shows your network setting information, including Speed, IP Address,
Duplex, Gateway, MAC Address and Net Mask.
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Live Update 6
Live Update 6 is an application for the MSI system to scan and download the
latest drivers, BIOS and utilities.
With Live Update 6, you don’t need to search the drivers on web sites, and
don’t need to know the models of motherboard and graphics cards. Live
Update 6 will download the appropriate drivers automatically.
Live Update 6 overview
After installing and activating Live Update 6, you will see Home, Live Update, History,
Setting and About tabs at the top. You can click the tab to switch the control panel.
Live Update Tab
When you launch Live Update 6, you will see the Live update tab at first. This tab
allows you to select files to download. You can also read the relevant information by
clicking the information icon
on the right of the item listed.
Live Update 6
Download options
Download list
Scan / Download /
Total installer button
System Information
Last scanned date
History Tab
This tab shows the downloading history.
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Setting
Live Update 6
This tab allows you specify the frequency that Live Update 6 remind you to update.
System Information Tab
This tab displays the information of the system.
Important
The pictures in this guide are for reference only and may vary from the product you
purchased. Please refer to the actual screen of your system for detailed information.
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Live Update 6
Updating The System
This section describes how to update your system with Live Update 6. Please follow
the steps below:
1. Select download options in Live Update tab. If you select “Automatic scan”, Live
Update 6 will automatically detect your system, select the appropriate items to
download.
Live Update 6
2. Click the “Scan” button at the bottom, you will see the screen below. It may take
several moments to complete the process. Please wait while it is displayed.
3. When the download list appears, please select the items you intend to update.
Select all
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5. When Save Path prompt, you need to specify the directory for Live Update 6.
6. When downloading you will see the screen below. It may take several moments to
complete the process. Please wait while it is displayed.
7. To install the applications, simply unpack the packages and install.
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Live Update 6
4. Click “Download” button at the bottom.
Total Installer
Total Installer is a convenient feature to simplify frequent installing procedure. To use
Total Installer:
1. Scan updates in Live Update tab.
2. Check the items you intend to update.
Select all
Live Update 6
Total installer button
3. Click the Total Installer button. Live Update 6 will automatically install them.
4. When prompted, click OK to complete the Total Installer procedure
5. Reboot your system.
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Network Genie
Network Genie is an utility to optimize the traffic for bandwidth control.
Network Genie is designed for the Realtek LAN chip with Windows 7,
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 platforms.
With the Network Genie you can play on-line games and download data
without being disturbed by latency. Just set up the network priority in Network
Genie. You do not need to close some of occupied bandwidth applications
while enjoying on-line games or streaming videos.
System Requirement
In order to run the Network Genie, the following hardware and software is required
Hardware:
■■ MSI motherboard with Realtek LAN chip (8111E or newer).
Software specifications:
■■ Windows 7 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8.1 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Realtek LAN driver
Network Genie Operation
Once installed, the Network Genie icon shows on system tray (the right bottom corner
of the screen). Mouse right click at the icon, will display the following screen.
Network Genie
■■ Moving the mouse pointer on “Mode” option, a sub-menu will appear for user to
select Game, Stream, Browser and Auto mode.
■■ Clicking on the “Show” option will open a new window with Network Genie control panel.
■■ Clicking on the “Hide” option will hide the Network Genie control panel.
■■ Clicking on the “Exit” option will exit Network Genie.
■■ Invisible logo means Network Genie is not activated.
In case no icon is shown on the system tray, it is possible to activate Network Genie
manually by clicking Start → Programs → MSI → Network Genie → Network Genie.
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Network Genie Control Panel
Mode Tab
▶▶Mode selection
Mode selection is used to quickly change the network mode. The following options are
available:
■■
■■
■■
■■
Game Mode - Network Genie will set gaming applications to high priority.
Stream Mode - Network Genie will set streaming applications to high priority.
Browser Mode - Network Genie will set web browsers to high priority.
Auto Mode - Network Genie will set gaming, streaming applications and web
browsers to high priority.
Click “Apply” button to complete.
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Network Genie
If Mode tab is selected, the following screen is displayed:
Application Tab
If Application tab is selected, the following screen is displayed:
Network Genie
Application tab lists all network related applications. There are 5 columns in the list,
including Program, Priority, Blocked, Download and Upload. The function of each
column is described as follows:
■■ Program - Shows the currently running network related applications.
■■ Priority - “H”: represents high network priority. “L”: represents low network priority. You can manually change the priority by clicking “H” or “L”.
■■ Blocked - “Lock icon”: represents the network application is blocked. “Un-lock
icon”: represents the network application is allowed. You can block the network
application by clicking the block icon.
■■ Download/ Upload - Indicate the download and upload status.
Inactive programs will be listed at the bottom and you can check the “Hide inactive
programs” to hide them. After changing the settings, click the “Save” button to store
the newer configurations.
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Advanced Tab
Advanced tab provides detailed settings for Network Genie. There are two parts in this
tab, one is “Internet Speed”, and another is “Delay/Sensitivity Settings”.
In “Internet Speed”, you can set the maximum available bandwidth to the upload/
download speed manually or just leave blank for no limit.
In “Delay/Sensitivity Settings”, you can enable “Speed up Response Time” and “No
TCP Delay” to reduce the latency of the high priority applications.
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Network Genie
Network Genie
If Advanced tab is selected, the following screen is displayed:
System Info Tab
If System Info tab is selected, the following screen is displayed:
Network Genie
System Info tab shows system information, including “Processor”, “Network Card”,
“Memory”, “Graphics Card”, “Operating System”, “CPU Usage”, “Connection Status”,
“Total Packets Sent”, and “Total Packets Received”.
About Tab
If About tab is selected, the following screen is displayed:
About tab shows information of Network Genie, including “Version”, “Copyright”, and
web address.
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Super Charger
Super Charger provides i-Pad, i-Phone and iPod charging function.
The iPad with very special charging requirements as it requires 1.6A
power supply rather than the 0.5A current available with conventional USB
interfaces. That is ordinary computer cannot charge your iPad even at power
on status. The MSI Super Charger is a Windows resident program capable of
revising power supply mode of your USB port. Once an iPad is connected to
your USB port the Super Charger sends a signal to initiate its charging circuit.
When system goes into suspend, hibernate state or even shutdown, Super
Charger will be still able to provide charging function.
Enabling Super Charger
Install and launch Super Charger, the dialogue as below will appear.
Super Charger
To enable Super Charger, click the “On/Off” button to On.
When a warning prompt window appears, click “Yes” to continue.
Important
When Super Charger is enabled, the USB port will be changed to Charging mode,
therefore, the data syncing will be disabled.
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Smart Utilities
Smart Utilities provides one click installation of Intel® Responsiveness
Technologies (Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Response
Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology) and integrates them in a
single user interface.
System Requirement
You need to have the following system requirements to support Intel Responsiveness
Technologies:
■■ MSI motherboard supports Intel Rapid Start Technology, Intel Smart Response
Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology.
■■ Solid State Drive (SSD) for Intel Rapid Start Technology and Intel Smart Response Technology.
■■ BIOS with SATA mode set to RAID for Intel Smart Response Technology.
■■ BIOS with SATA mode set to ACHI or RAID for Intel apid Start Technology.
■■ Operating system: Windows 7 32bit/ 64bit, Windows 8 32bit/ 64bit, Windows
8.1 32bit/ 64bit
Overview and Operation
After installing and activating Smart Utilities, you can click on each Intel
Responsiveness Technologies name to enable them. Smart Utilities detects your
system condition, and automatically install related applications.
Smart Utilities
Main Buttons
Main Buttons Status
The Smart Utilities main buttons show the system supporting status and Intel
Responsiveness Technologies ON/OFF status.
Button
Status
Available/ OFF
(White Text)
Unavailable
(Gray Text)
Selected/ ON
(Bright)
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Intel Rapid Start
Intel Rapid Start Technology enables systems to quickly resume from deep sleep.
Intel Rapid Start Technology requests a SSD partition, and the size should be equal
to the amount of DRAM in a system, in order to transfer active memory pages from
system DRAM to SSD (from S3 to S4 mode).
To enable Intel Rapid Start Technology:
1. Click the Intel Rapid Start button, the Shrink SSD Volume dialogue will pop up.
2. Select “Auto” (DRAM + 1G) or “Manual”.
3. If you select “Manual”, specify the partition size of SSD.
4. Click Apply.
Intel Smart Response Technology intelligently caches applications and data blocks
from HDD to the SSD for improving system performance.
To enable Intel Smart Response Technology:
1. Click the Intel Smart Response button.
2. Click the Apply button.
Intel Smart Connect
Intel Smart Connect Technology schedules the system to wake up from Sleep (S3) to
update data in a lower power state for a short time.
To enable Intel Smart Connect Technology:
1. Click the Intel Smart Connect button.
2. Click the Apply button.
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Smart Utilities
Smart Utilities
Intel Smart Response
Apply
To enable Intel Responsiveness Technologies, you need to click the Apply button.
Once you click the Apply button, Smart Utilities will start the process in background,
and pop up a status message.
Apply Button
■■ Status Message
Smart Utilities
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Gaming App
Gaming App is an application designed to quickly control CPU frequency
and fan speed. It allows you to switch between OC mode, Gaming mode and
Silent mode.
System Requirement
In order to run the Gaming App , the following hardware and software is required
Hardware:
■■ MSI motherboard supports Gaming App
Software specifications:
■■ Windows 7 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8.1 32bit/ 64bit
Overview and Operation
After installing and activating Gaming App, you will see the following screen.
Information Button
Display Mode
Button
CPU Clock
Gaming App
Control Mode Buttons
CPU and GPU Clock
When you install a MSI graphics card supported in Gaming App, the Gaming App can
show both of CPU clock and GPU clock.
GPU Fan 100%
Speed 30Sec
Button
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Control Mode Buttons
Click on the OC/ Gaming/ Silent mode buttons on the bottom to switch 3 CPU clock
settings.
■■ OC Mode - automatically overclock CPU with OC Genie function.
■■ Gaming Mode - force CPU to stay at maximum clock speed limited by CPU
specification.
■■ Silent Mode - sets the CPU clock to the default value.
Display Mode Button
Click on the Display Mode button to switch between CPU clock display mode and
status bar display mode.
Gaming App
CPU Clock Display Mode
Status Bar Display Mode
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Gaming App
Gaming App
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ECO Center
ECO Center is an motherboard components power control utility that reduces
power consumption for maximum energy savings.
System Requirement
In order to run the ECO Center, the following hardware and software is required
Hardware:
■■ MSI motherboard supports ECO Center function
Software specifications:
■■ Windows 7 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8 32bit/ 64bit
■■ Windows 8.1 32bit/ 64bit
Overview and Operation
After installing and activating ECO Center, you will see the following screen.
ECO Center
Apply Button
Layout Diagram
Power Toggle
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Power Toggle
Check the checkbox to turn power ON/OFF for individual components. A lightning
symbol will imply the selected component is turned power ON.
Apply Button
After selecting checkboxes on Power Toggle, you must click the “Apply” button to
apply your changes.
Important
Overheating can seriously damage the CPU and motherboard. Before you turn off
fans power, always make sure your cooler can protect your CPU and motherboard
from overheating.
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ECO Center
ECO Center
Click on the individual power toggle on the right side to reduce system power
consumption.
ECO Center
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XSplit Gamecaster
XSplit Gamecaster is the newest product from SplitmediaLabs, the creators of
XSplit Broadcaster, the world’s most popular streaming application.
XSplit Gamecaster was designed to provide gamers with the simplest and
most uncomplicated way to create high quality gameplay recordings and live
streams. By utilizing the revolutionary in-game overlay, streamlined encoding,
and social network features, you’ll be sharing your gameplay to your family,
friends, and followers in no time!
System Requirement
You need to have the following system requirements to run XSpilt Gamecaster :
Hardware specifications:
■■ For HD 720p Recording/Streaming - 2nd Generation Core i5 CPU or equivalent
■■ For HD 1080p Recording/Streaming - 2nd Generation Core i7 CPU or equivalent
■■ 4 GB RAM minimum
■■ 8 GB free hard disk space
■■ GeForce/Radeon Class Graphics card, minimum Direct X hardware level 10.1
Software specifications:
■■ Windows 7 SP1 32bit/ 64bit, Windows 8 32bit/ 64bit, Windows 8.1 32bit/ 64bit
■■ .NET Framework 3.5
■■ DirectX 10.1 or better
Logging
After installing and activating XSpilt Gamecaster, it will display a login dialogue. If you
already have an account and password, fill your email and password into the form and
click the “Login” button.
XSplit Gamecaster
Important
When starting XSplit Gamecaster on select MSI gaming laptops, all-in ones or on
machines that contain select MSI motherboards or graphics cards, you will receive a
free 6 month XSplit premium license that you can apply to an existing free account or
to a new account. If you already have an XSplit account with a personal or premium
license, then you can instead add 6 months to your license duration.
Registering an Account
If you don’t have an XSplit account yet, click “Register now” on the login dialogue.
When the user registration form appears, complete all the fields.
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Overview and Operation
After login XSpilt Gamecaster, you will see Start, Account, Setting, Hotkeys and
Recordings tabs at the top. You can click the tab to switch the control panel.
User Information
Click the drop-down arrow next to your
username at the upper-right corner
of the tab menu bar. Your account
information and license status will be
displayed on the drop-down menu.
Learning stream and record
XSplit Gamecaster
Refer to the Start page of XSpilt Gamecaster to learn how to stream and record your
gameplay.
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XSplit Gamecaster
Changing language
To change the interface
language, click the language
drop-down arrow at the
bottom-left of the Start tab
and select your primary
language.
Tool Tip
When you click the question mark next to a feature name on the panel, a tooltip will
show, describing the particular function of that item.
Inside the XSplit Gamecaster Overlay
1. Streaming/Recording Buttons - Press Stream to start live streaming or Record to
start recording.
XSplit Gamecaster
2. Microphone/System Sound Control - Pressing the microphone or system sound
button will enable or disable the microphone or system sound.
3. Webcam Controls - To enable webcam controls, you must first select a camera/
webcam in the Settings Tab. Once you have selected a webcam, you can activate
it by clicking on its icon in the XSplit Gamecaster overlay.
4. Twitch Chat Controls - If you’ve signed in to your Twitch.tv account, you’ll see a
Twitch icon in the overlay. When you click on this icon, a window will open. This
window is XSplit Gamecaster’s integrated chat system.
5. Share Button - If you authorize your Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google+ accounts,
you can quickly share your stream URL and status update within the overlay.
6. Annotations - This feature of XSplit Gamecaster allows you to draw directly onto
your game play. You can activate annotation mode by clicking on the pencil button
in the overlay.
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Accounts Tab
Live Streaming Services
XSplit Gamecaster allows you to stream to a variety of live streaming services such as
YouTube, Twitch, Ustream, and also allows for custom RTMP streaming.
Video Sharing Services
XSplit Gamecaster allows you to directly upload recordings to YouTube from within
the software.
XSplit Gamecaster allows you to share your live stream or YouTube links to friends &
followers on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.
To allow XSplit Gamecaster to post on your desired social network, click on the
“Authorize To Post On...” button of your desired social network and enter your
username and password to authorize.
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XSplit Gamecaster
Social Network Services
Settings Tab
Stream Settings
XSplit Gamecaster’s default setting for streaming is Automatic mode. In Automatic
mode, your stream settings are automatically determined by XSplit Gamecaster based
on your computer and internet resources (this includes resolution, bitrate, codec, but
frame is always set to 30). You can change to a different resolution by clicking on the
drop-down arrow.
Record Settings
XSplit Gamecaster’s default setting for recording is Original Resolution. This refers to
the resolution of the game that’s been set inside the game’s video/graphics settings.
You can change to a different resolution by clicking on the drop-down arrow.
XSplit Gamecaster
Microphone Settings
In this region, you can select your desired microphone. What is shown in the list
depends on what you have connected to your PC. If you don’t see your desired device
in the list, please make sure that it is detected and it is not disabled in your recording
devices list in the Windows Sound Menu (Start > Control Panel > Sound > Recording).
Camera Settings
In this region, you can select your desired camera. What is shown in the list depends
on the cameras you have connected to your PC (Control Panel > Device Manager >
Imaging Devices).
BRB Graphics (Be-Right-Back Graphics)
BRB Graphics are activated when you alt-tab or minimize your game. BRB Graphics
will not work in Console Viewer mode. You can enter the BRB Graphics editor by
clicking on the gear icon next to the BRB Graphics preview.
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Hotkeys Tab
Setting and Deleting Hotkeys
You can use virtually any keyboard key as a hot key along with using Ctrl, Shift, and
Alt as modifiers for hot keys.
To set a hotkey, click on the function you wish to set (e.g. Stream, Record, etc.) and
hen press the key(s) you wish to use as its hot key(s).
To remove a hot key, click on the function and press Delete or click on the X symbol at
the end of the box of the hot key.
Important
XSplit Gamecaster
You cannot use the following keys individually because they are used for creating
annotations: C, S, T, Del and Esc.
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Recordings Tab
Arranging Recordings
In the Recordings Tab, you can view your recordings as thumbnails or in a listed
button in the top right corner of the window. You can sort
format by clicking on the
your recordings by name, date, length, and size by right clicking in the Recordings
Tab.
Opening Recordings Folder
To open your recordings folder in Windows Explorer, click on Open Folder.
Changing Recordings Location
To change the location of where your videos will be saved, click on the recordings
folder location.
XSplit Gamecaster
Uploading video recordings to YouTube
To upload to YouTube, you must first authorize your account in the Accounts Tab.
After you have authorized your account, click on a recording and then click on the
YouTube logo in the bottom right corner. A window will open and you will be able to
fill out the title, description, category, tags, privacy, and you will be able to choose to
allow or disallow embedding. Once you have entered the details for YouTube, press
the Upload Now button.
Sharing on Social Media
Once a video has been uploaded, you can share the YouTube link on any social
media accounts you have connected to XSplit Gamecaster. Simply click on the icon
of the social media site you wish to share, and a window will appear where you can
enter some details about your post before publishing your link. When you are done
entering the details of your post, click Share Video to post it to your selected social
media account.
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