MSI | H61M-E23-B3 | Datasheet | MSI H61M-E23-B3 motherboard

H61M-P33 series
MS-7680 (v2.x) Mainboard
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Revision History
Revision History
Add two models for PCB 2.X
January 2011
Technical Support
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Safety Instructions
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment
from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
■ Make sure the voltage of the power source is at 110/220V before connecting the
equipment to the power inlet.
■ Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place anything over the power cord.
■ Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
■ All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
■ Never pour any liquid into the opening that can cause damage or cause electrical
■ If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
The power cord or plug is damaged.
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment does not work well or you can not get it work according to User’s
The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
CAUTION: There is a risk of explosion, if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
For better environmental protection, waste batteries should be
collected separately for recycling special disposal.
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the measures listed below.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply
with the emission limits.
Micro-Star International
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
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▍ Contents
Copyright Notice�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Trademarks���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Revision History�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Technical Support����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Safety Instructions�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement����������������������������������������� iv
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement�������������������� v
Chapter 1 Getting Started���������������������������������������������������������������������������1-1
Mainboard Specifications������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-2
Mainboard Layout������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1-4
Packing Checklist������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-5
Chapter 2 Hardware Setup��������������������������������������������������������������������������2-1
Quick Components Guide������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-2
Screw Holes��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-3
CPU (Central Processing Unit)���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-4
Memory���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-8
Power Supply����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-10
Back Panel��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-11
Connectors��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-13
Jumpers������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-19
Slots������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-20
Chapter 3 BIOS Setup���������������������������������������������������������������������������������3-1
Entering Setup����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-2
The Menu Bar������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-4
Main Menu����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-5
Advanced������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-6
Overclocking������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-11
Mflash����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-16
Security�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-17
Boot�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-18
Save & Exit��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-19
Appendix A Realtek Audio�������������������������������������������������������������������������� A-1
Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver�����������������������������������������������������������������A-2
Software Configuration�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������A-3
Hardware Default Setting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������A-5
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Thank you for choosing the H61MU-E35/ H61M-E33/
H61M-E23/ H61M-P33 Series (MS-7680 v2.X) Micro-ATX
mainboard. The H61MU-E35/ H61M-E33/ H61M-E23/
H61M-P33 Series mainboards are based on Intel® H61
chipsets for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the
advanced Intel® LGA1155 processor, the H61MU-E35/
H61M-E33/ H61M-E23/ H61M-P33 Series deliver a high
performance and professional desktop platform solution.
Getting Started
Mainboard Specifications
Processor Support
■ Intel® Sandy Bridge processor in the LGA1155 package
(For the latest information about CPU, please visit
■ Intel® H61 chipset
Memory Support
■ 2 DDR3 DIMMs support DDR3 1333/ 1066 DRAM (16GB Max)
■ Supports Dual-Channel mode
(For more information on compatible components, please visit
■ Supports LAN 10/100/1000 by Realtek® RTL8111E
■ HD audio codec integrated by Realtek® ALC887
■ Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
■ 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports by Intel® H61 PCH (H61MU-E35/ H61M-E33/ H61M-E23)
■ 2 SATA 3Gb/s ports by Intel® H61 PCH (H61M-P33)
USB 3.0 (for H61MU-E35)
■ 2 USB 3.0 rear IO ports by NEC® uPD720200F1
■ Back panel
- 1 PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 2 USB 3.0 ports (for H61MU-E35)
- 4 USB 2.0 ports
- 1 HDMI port* (H61MU-E35/ H61M-E33/ H61M-E23)
- 1 VGA port*
- 1 DVI-D port*
- 1 LAN port
- 6 flexible audio ports (H61MU-E35/ H61M-E33) / 3 flexible audio ports (H61M-E23/
*(The HDMI, DVI-D and VGA ports only work with Integrated Graphics Processor)
■ 1 PCIE x16 slot
■ 2 PCIE x1 slots
■ 1 PCI slot
Form Factor
■ Micro-ATX (24.5 cm X 21.5 cm)
■ 6 mounting holes
Chapter 1
■ On-Board
- 3 USB 2.0 connectors (H61MU-E35/ H61M-E33/ H61M-E23)/ 1 USB 2.0 connector
- 1 Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 S/PDIF-Out connector
- 1 Front Panel Audio connector
- 1 TPM Module connector (H61MU-E35/ H61M-E33/ H61M-E23)
- 1 Parallel port connector
- 1 Serial port connector
Getting Started
Mainboard Layout
Top : mouse/ keyboard
Bottom:USB ports
USB 3.0 ports
USB 3.0
HDMI port
Top: VGA Port
Bottom: DVI-D
Top: LAN Jack
Bottom: USB ports
H61MU-E35/ H61M-E33/ H61M-E23/ H61M-P33 Series
(MS-7680 v2.X) Micro-ATX Mainboard
T:RS-Out (optional)
M:CS-Out (optional)
B:SS-Out (optional)
T: Line-In
M: Line-Out
B: Mic
Packing Checklist
MSI Driver/Utility DVD
SATA Cable
Back IO Shield
USB Bracket (Optional)
User’s Guide
Chapter 1
MSI mainboard
* The pictures are for reference only and may vary from the packing contents of the
product you purchased.
If you need to purchase accessories and request the part numbers, you could search
the product web page and find details on our web address below
Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
This chapter provides you with the information about
hardware setup procedures. While performing the installation, be careful in holding the components and following the installation procedures. For some components, if
you install in the wrong orientation, the components will
not work properly.
Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer
components. Static electricity may damage the components.
Hardware Setup
Quick Components Guide
SYSFAN2, p.2-14
JPWR2, p.2-10
CPUFAN, p.2-14
CPU, p.2-4
DDR3, p.2-8
Back Panel,
JLPT1, p.2-18
JBAT1, p.2-19
JPWR1, p.2-10
SYSFAN1, p.2-14
PCIE, p.2-20
SATA, p.2-13
PCI, p.2-20
JAUD1, p.2-15
JCOM1, p.2-16
JFP1, JFP2, p.2-14
JSP1, p.2-16
JTPM1, p.2-17
JCI1, p.2-18
JUSB1~3, p.2-15
Screw Holes
When you install the mainboard, you have to place the mainboard into the chassis in the
correct direction. The locations of screws holes on the mainboard are shown as below.
Chapter 2
The side has to
toward the rear,
the position for
the I/O shield of
the chassis.
Screw holes
Refer above picture to install standoffs in the appropriate locations on chassis and then
screw through the mainboard screw holes into the standoffs.
• To prevent damage to the mainboard, any contact between the mainboard circuit and
chassis or unnecessary standoffs mounted on the chassis is prohibited.
• Please make sure there are no metal components placed on the mainboard or within
the chassis that may cause short circuit of the mainboard.
Hardware Setup
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
When you are installing the CPU, make sure to install the cooler to prevent overheating.
If you do not have the CPU cooler, consult your dealer before turning on the computer.
For the latest information about CPU, please visit
Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system. Always make sure the cooling
fan can work properly to protect the CPU from overheating. Make sure that you apply
an even layer of thermal paste (or thermal tape) between the CPU and the heatsink to
enhance heat dissipation.
Replacing the CPU
While replacing the CPU, always turn off the ATX power supply or unplug the power
supply’s power cord from the grounded outlet first to ensure the safety of CPU.
This mainboard is designed to support overclocking. However, please make sure your
components are able to tolerate such abnormal setting, while doing overclocking. Any
attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not recommended. We do not guarantee the damages or risks caused by inadequate operation or beyond product specifications.
Introduction to LGA 1155 CPU
The surface of LGA 1155 CPU. Remember to apply some thermal paste on it for
better heat dispersion.
Alignment Key
Yellow triangle is the
Pin 1 indicator
Alignment Key
CPU & Cooler Installation
When you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a cooler attached on the top
to prevent overheating. Meanwhile, do not forget to apply some thermal paste on CPU
before installing the heat sink/cooler fan for better heat dispersion.
Follow the steps below to install the CPU & cooler correctly. Wrong installation will
cause the damage of your CPU & mainboard.
2. Lift the load lever up to fully open
3. The CPU socket has a plastic cap on
it to protect the contact from damage.
Before you install CPU, always cover
it to protect the socket pin. Romove
the cap (as the arrow shows).
4. After confirming the CPU direction for
correct mating, put down the CPU in
the socket housing frame. Be sure to
grasp on the edge of the CPU base.
Note that the alignment keys are
Alignment Key
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1. Open the load level. Hardware Setup
5. Visually inspect if the CPU is seated
well into the socket. If not, take out
the CPU with pure vertical motion
and reinstall.
6. Engage the load lever while pressing
down lightly onto the load plate.
Alignment Key
7. Secure the lever near the hook end
under the retention tab.
8. Make sure the four hooks are in porper position before you install the
• Confirm if your CPU cooler is firmly installed before turning on your system.
• Do not touch the CPU socket pins to avoid damaging.
10. Press the four hooks down to fasten
the cooler.
11. Turn over the mainboard to confirm
that the clip-ends are correctly inserted.
12. Finally, attach the CPU Fan cable to
the CPU fan connector on the mainboard.
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9. Align the holes on the mainboard with
the heatsink. Push down the cooler
until its four clips get wedged into the
holes of the mainboard.
• Read the CPU status in BIOS.
• Whenever CPU is not installed, always protect your CPU socket pin with the plastic
cap covered (shown in Figure 1) to avoid damaging.
• Mainboard photos shown in this section are for demonstration of the CPU/ cooler installation only. The appearance of your mainboard may vary depending on the model
you purchase.
• Please refer to the documentation in the CPU fan package for more details about the
CPU fan installation.
Hardware Setup
These DIMM slots are used for installing memory modules. For more information on
compatible components, please visit
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 lines simultaneously. Enabling Dual-Channel mode can enhance the system
performance. The following illustrations explain the population rules for Dual-Channel
• DDR3 memory modules are not interchangeable with DDR2, and the DDR3 standard
is not backwards compatible. You should always install DDR3 memory modules in
the DDR3 DIMM slots.
• In Dual-Channel mode, make sure that you install memory modules of the same type
and density in different channel DIMM slots.
• Due to the chipset resource deployment, the system density will only be detected up
to 15+GB (not full 16GB) when each DIMM is installed with a 8GB memory module.
Installing Memory Modules
1. The memory module has only one notch on the center and will only fit in the right
3. Manually check if the memory module has been locked in place by the DIMM slot
clips at the sides.
You can barely see the golden finger if the memory module is properly inserted in the
DIMM slot.
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2. Insert the memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then push it in until the
golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the DIMM slot. The plastic
clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close when the memory module
is properly seated.
Hardware Setup
Power Supply
ATX 24-pin Power Connector: JPWR1
This connector allows you to connect an ATX 24-pin power supply. To connect the ATX
24-pin power supply, make sure the plug of the power supply is inserted in the proper
orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down the power supply firmly into the
You may use the 20-pin ATX power supply as you like. If you’d like to use the 20-pin
ATX power supply, please plug your power supply along with pin 1 & pin 13.
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Make sure that all the connectors are connected to proper ATX power supplies to ensure stable operation of the mainboard.
Back Panel
Mouse/ Keyboard
USB 3.0 Port
VGA Port
Line-In RS-Out
USB 2.0 Port
DVI-D Port
USB 2.0 Port
▶ Mouse/Keyboard
The standard PS/2® mouse/keyboard DIN connector is for a PS/2® mouse/keyboard.
▶ USB 2.0 Port
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is for attaching USB devices such as keyboard,
mouse, or other USB-compatible devices.
▶ USB 3.0 Port (optional)
USB 3.0 port is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices. Supports data transfer rate
up to 5 Gbit/s (SuperSpeed).
If you want to use a USB 3.0 device, you must use the USB 3.0 cable to connect to the
USB 3.0 port.
▶ HDMI Port (optional)
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an all-digital audio/video interface
capable of transmitting uncompressed streams. HDMI supports all TV format, including standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a
single cable.
▶ VGA Port
The DB15-pin female connector is provided for monitor.
▶ DVI-D Port
The DVI-D (Digital Visual Interface - Digital) connector allows you to connect a LCD
monitor. It provides a high-speed digital interconnection between the computer and its
display device. To connect an LCD monitor, simply plug your monitor cable into the DVI
-D connector, and make sure that the other end of the cable is properly connected to
your monitor (refer to your monitor manual for more information.)
The HDMI, VGA and DVI-D display interfaces on the mainboard are designed to serve
as IGP (Integrated Graphics Processor) used. If you installed a processor without
integrated graphics chip, these display ports will have no effect.
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Line-Out CS-Out
Hardware Setup
The standard RJ-45 LAN jack is for connection to
the Local Area Network (LAN). You can connect a
network cable to it.
LED State
LAN link is not established.
On(Steady state)
LAN link is established.
Green/ Orange
On(brighter & pulsing)
The computer is communicating with another computer on the LAN.
10 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
100 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
1000 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
▶ Audio Ports
These audio connectors are used for audio devices. It is easy to differentiate between
audio effects according to the color of audio jacks.
■ Line-In: Blue - Line In, is used for external CD player, tape-player or other audio
■ Line-Out: Green - Line Out, is a connector for speakers or headphones.
■ Mic: Pink - Mic, is a connector for microphones.
■ RS-Out (optional): Black - Rear-Surround Out in 4/ 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
■ CS-Out (optoinal): Orange - Center/ Subwoofer Out in 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
■ SS-Out (optional): Gray - Side-Surround Out 7.1 channel mode.
If the mainboard, which equips 3 audio jacks, wants to reach the 8-channel sound effect,
the 7th and 8th channels must be output from front panel.
Serial ATA Connector: SATA1_2/ SATA5/ SATA6
(SATA1_2 is optional)
* The MB layout in this figure is for reference only.
Please do not fold the Serial ATA cable into a 90-degree angle. Otherwise, data loss
may occur during transmission.
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This connector is a high-speed Serial ATA interface port. Each connector can connect
to one Serial ATA device.
Hardware Setup
Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN,SYSFAN1~2
The fan power connectors support system cooling fan with +12V. When connecting the
wire to the connectors, always note that the red wire is the positive and should be connected to the +12V; the black wire is Ground and should be connected to GND. If the
mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset on-board, you must use a specially
designed fan with speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control.
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• Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at processor’s official website or consult
the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan.
• CPUFAN support Smart fan control. You can install Control Center utility that will
automatically control the CPUFAN speeds according to the actual CPUFAN temperatures.
• Fan cooler set with 3 or 4 pins power connector are both available for CPUFAN.
Front Panel Connectors: JFP1, JFP2
These connectors are for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs.
The JFP1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
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This connector, compliant with Intel® I/O Connectivity Design Guide, is ideal for connecting high-speed USB interface peripherals such as USB HDD, digital cameras, MP3
players, printers, modems and the like.
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USB Bracket (optional)
Note that the pins of VCC and GND must be connected correctly to avoid possible
Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1
This connector allows you to connect the front panel audio and is compliant with Intel®
Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.
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S/PDIF-Out Connector: JSP1
This connector is used to connect S/PDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format)
interface for digital audio transmission.
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S/PDIF-Out Bracket (optional)
Serial Port Connector: JCOM1
This connector is a 16550A high speed communication port that sends/receives 16
bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial device.
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TPM Module connector: JTPM1 (optional)
This connector connects to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) module (optional). Please
refer to the TPM security platform manual for more details and usages.
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Parallel Port Connector: JLPT1
This connector is used to connect an optional parallel port bracket. The parallel port is a
standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.
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Chassis Intrusion Connector: JCI1
This connector connects to the chassis intrusion switch cable. If the chassis is opened,
the chassis intrusion mechanism will be activated. The system will record this status
and show a warning message on the screen. To clear the warning, you must enter the
BIOS utility and clear the record.
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Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1
Keep Data
Clear Data
(Use a metal object to
temporarily short these
two pins.)
You can clear CMOS by touching two pins once with a metal object while the system is
off. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will damage the mainboard.
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There is a CMOS RAM on board with an external battery power supply to preserve the
system configuration data. With the CMOS RAM, the system can automatically boot
OS every time it is turned on. If you want to clear the system configuration, please
temporarily short these two pins to clear data by using a metal object.
Hardware Setup
PCIE (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) Slot
The PCIE slot supports the PCIE interface expansion card.
PCIE x16 Slot
PCIE x1 Slot
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slot
The PCI slot supports LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other add-on cards that
comply with PCI specifications.
32-bit PCI Slot
When adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the power supply first. Read the documentation for the expansion card to configure any necessary
hardware or software settings, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.
PCI Interrupt Request Routing
IRQ, or interrupt request line, are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt
signals to the microprocessor. The PCI IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus
pins as follows:
PCI Slot
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BIOS Setup
This chapter provides information on the BIOS Setup
program and allows you to configure the system for optimum use.
You may need to run the Setup program when:
■ An error message appears on the screen during
the system booting up, and requests you to run
■ You want to change the default settings for customized features.
BIOS Setup
Entering Setup
Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process.
When the message below appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to enter Setup.
Press DEL to enter Setup Menu, F11 to enter Boot Menu
If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup, restart
the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET button. You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Delete> keys.
• 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.
• Upon boot-up, the 1st line appearing after the memory count is the BIOS version. It is
usually in the format: 010611 where:
1st digit refers to BIOS type as E = EFI
2nd - 5th digit refers to the model number.
6th digit refers to the chipset as I = Intel, N = nVidia, A = AMD and V = VIA.
7th - 8th digit refers to the customer as MS = all standard customers.
xxx refers to the BIOS version.
010611 refers to the date this BIOS was released.
Control Keys
Select Item
Select Screen
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu
Change Option
General Help
Load Optimized Defaults
Save all the CMOS changes and exit
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Getting Help
After entering the Setup menu, the first menu you will see is the Main Menu.
Main Menu
The main menu lists the setup functions you can make changes to. You can use the
arrow keys ( ↑↓ ) to select the item. The on-line description of the highlighted setup
function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
If you find a right pointer symbol (as shown in the right view) appears to the left of certain
fields that means a sub-menu can be launched from this field. A sub-menu contains
additional options for a field parameter. You can use arrow keys ( ↑↓ ) to highlight the
field and press <Enter> to call up the sub-menu. Then you can use the control keys to
enter values and move from field to field within a sub-menu. If you want to return to the
main menu, just press the <Esc >.
General Help <F1>
The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this screen
from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. The Help screen lists the appropriate keys to
use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. Press <Esc> to exit the Help
BIOS Setup
The Menu Bar
▶ Main Menu
Use this menu for basic system configurations, such as time, date etc.
▶ Advanced
Use this menu to setup the items of the BIOS special enhanced features, integrated
peripherals, power management and PC health status.
▶ Overclocking
Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control and overclocking.
▶ Mflash
Use this menu to read/ flash the BIOS from storage drive (FAT/ FAT32 format only).
▶ Security
Use this menu to set supervisor and user passwords.
▶ Boot
Use this menu to specify the priority of boot devices.
▶ Save & Exit
This menu allows you to load the BIOS default values or factory default settings into the
BIOS and exit the BIOS setup utility with or without changes.
Main Menu
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▶ System Date
This allows you to set the system to the date that you want (usually the current date).
The format is <day><month> <date> <year>.
Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Readonly.
The month from Jan. through Dec.
The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.
The year can be adjusted by users.
▶ System Time
This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current time). The time
format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
▶ SATA Port1~6
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu shows the information of installed
SATA device.
SATA Port1~6 are appearing when you connect the HD devices to the SATA connectors on the mainboard.
▶ System Information
This area shows the CPU information, BIOS version and memory status of your system
(read only).
BIOS Setup
▶ PCI Subsystem Settings
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ PCI Latency Timer
This item 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. For better PCI performance, you should set the item to higher values.
▶ ACPI Settings
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ ACPI Standby State
This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function.
▶ Power LED
This item configures how the system uses power LED on the case to indicate the
sleep/suspend state.
▶ Integrated Peripherals
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
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▶ 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.
▶ SATA Mode
This item is used to specify RAID/ IDE/ AHCI mode for SATA port.
▶ HD Audio Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the HD audio controller.
The HPET (High Precision Event Timers) is a component that is part of the chipset.
You can to enable it, and will provide you with the means to get to it via the various
ACPI methods.
▶ On-Chip VGA Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Initate Graphic Adapter
This setting specifies which graphic card is the initial graphics adapter.
▶ VGA Share Memory
The system shares memory to the onboard graphic. This setting controls the exact
memory size shared to the onboard graphic.
▶ IGD Multi-Monitor
When “Enabled”, the integrated graphics and extra graphics card can be configured
as multi-monitor mode.
BIOS Setup
▶ USB Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ USB Devices:
This item shows the type of installed USB device.
▶ USB Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the USB controller.
▶ Legacy USB Support
Select [Enabled] if you need to use a USB-interfaced device in the operating system.
▶ Onboard USB 3.0 Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the onboard USB 3.0 controller.
▶ Super IO Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Serial Port 0 Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Serial Port
This item allows you to enable/ disable the serial port.
▶ Change Settings
Select an address and corresponding interrupt for the serial port.
▶ Parallel Port Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
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▶ Parallel Port
This item allows you to enable/ disable the parallel port.
▶ Change Settings
Select an address and corresponding interrupt for the serial port.
▶ Device Mode
Select a device mode for parallel port.
▶ H/W Monitor
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ CPU Smart Fan Target
The Smart Fan function controls the CPU fan speed automatically depending on the
current temperature to keep it with in a specific range. You can enable a fan target
value here. If the current CPU fan temperature reaches to the target value, the smart
fan function will be activated.
▶ SYS Fan 1 Control/ SYS Fan2 Control
These items allow users to select how percentage of speed for the SYSFAN1/ SYSFAN2.
▶ CPU/ System Temperature, CPU FAN/ SYS FAN 1/ 2 Speed, CPU Vcore Voltage,
CPU IO Voltage, DRAM Voltage, GPU Voltage, 3.3V, 5V, 12V
These items show the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/components such as CPU voltage, temperatures and all fans’ speeds.
▶ Power Management Setup
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
BIOS Setup
▶ EuP 2013
This item is designed for energy using products lot 6 2013 (EuP) aka energy related
products (ErP); to reduce power consumption during system off or standby mode.
Note: Enabling EuP 2013 will disable support for RTC Wake Up Event.
▶ Restore on 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
▶ 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 or 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 by PS/2 Mouse/ KB
These items determine whether the system will be awakened from S3 state when
input signal of the PS/2 mouse/ keyboard is detected.
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▶ Current CPU / DRAM Frequency
These items show the current clocks of CPU and Memory speed. Read-only.
▶ Adjust CPU Ratio
This item controls the multiplier that is used to determine the internal clock speed of the
processor relative to the external or motherboard clock speed. It is available only when
the processor supports this function.
▶ Adjusted CPU Frequency
It shows the adjusted CPU frequency. Read-only.
▶ Adjust CPU Ratio in OS
Enable this item, it will allow you to change the CPU ratio in OS by using MSI application.
▶ Internal PLL Overvoltage
This item are used to adjust the PLL voltage.
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology allows you to set the performance level of
the microprocessor whether the computer is running on battery or AC power. This field
will appear after you installed the CPU which supports speedstep technology.
▶ OC Genie Button Operation
This field is used to enable/ disable OC Genie function.
BIOS Setup
▶ DRAM Ratio
This setting controls the ratio of memory frequency to enable the memory to run at different frequency combinations.
▶ 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 and the following related “Advanced DRAM Configuration” sub-menu
▶ Advanced DRAM Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Command Rate
This setting controls the DRAM command rate.
▶ tCL
This controls the CAS latency, which determines the timing delay (in clock cycles)
before SDRAM starts a read command after receiving it.
▶ tRCD
When DRAM is refreshed, both rows and columns are addressed separately. This
setup item allows you to determine the timing of the transition from RAS (row address strobe) to CAS (column address strobe). The less the clock cycles, the faster
the DRAM performance.
▶ tRP
This setting controls the number of cycles for Row Address Strobe (RAS) to be
allowed to precharge. If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its
charge before DRAM refresh, refreshing may be incomplete and DRAM may fail
to retain data. This item applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the
▶ tRAS
This setting determines the time RAS takes to read from and write to memory cell.
▶ tRFC
This setting determines the time RFC takes to read from and write to a memory
▶ tWTR
Minimum time interval between the end of write data burst and the start of a column-read command. It allows I/O gating to overdrive sense amplifiers before read
command starts.
▶ tRRD
Specifies the active-to-active delay of different banks.
▶ tRTP
Time interval between a read and a precharge command.
▶ tFAW
This item is used to set the tFAW (four activate window delay) timing.
▶ tWCL
This item is used to set the tWCL (Write CAS Latency) timing.
▶ tCKE
This item is used to set the tCKE timing.
▶ tRTL
This item is used to set the tRTL timing.
▶ Advanced Channel 1/ 2 Timing Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. And you can set the advanced memory timing
for each channel.
▶ GT OverClocking
This item allows you to enable/ disable the overclocking of integrated graphics.
▶ GT Ratio
This setting controls the ratio of integrated graphics frequency to enable the integrated
graphics to run at different frequency combinations.
▶ Adjusted GT Frequency
It shows the adjusted integrated graphics frequency. Read-only.
▶ Spread Spectrum
When the mainboard’s clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes) of the pulses
create EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread Spectrum function reduces the
EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the spikes of the pulses are reduced
to flatter curves.
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▶ 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.
BIOS Setup
• 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.
▶ DRAM Voltage
This item is used to adjust the memory voltage.
▶ CPU Features
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Hyper-threading
The processor uses Hyper-Threading technology to increase transaction rates and
reduces end-user response times. The technology treats the two cores inside the
processor as two logical processors that can execute instructions simultaneously. In
this way, the system performance is highly improved. If you disable the function, the
processor will use only one core to execute the instructions. Please disable this item
if your operating system doesn’t support HT Function, or unreliability and instability
may occur.
Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology for your computer system
requires ALL of the following platform Components:
• CPU: An Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology;
• Chipset: An Intel® Chipset that supports HT Technology;
• BIOS: A BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled;
• OS: An operating system that supports HT Technology.
For more information on Hyper-threading Technology, go to:
▶ Active Processor Cores
This item allows you to select the number of active processor cores.
▶ Limit CPUID Maximum
It is designed to limit the listed speed of the processor to older operating systems.
▶ Intel Virtualization Tech
This item is used to enable/disable the Intel Virtualization technology. For further
information please refer to Intel’s official website.
▶ Power Technology
This item allows you to select the Intel Dynamic Power technology mode.
▶ C1E Support
To enable this item to read the CPU power consumption while idle. Not all processors
support Enhanced Halt state (C1E).
▶ OverSpeed Protection
Overspeed Protection function can monitor the current CPU draws as well as its
power consumption. If it exceeds a certain level, the processor automatically reduces
its clock speed. If you want to overclock your CPU, set it to [Disabled].
▶ Intel C-State
C-state is a power management state that significantly reduces the power of the
processor during idle. This field will appear after you installed the CPU which supports c-state technology.
▶ Package C-State limit
This field allows you to select a C-state limit.
▶ Long duration power limit(W)
This field allows you to adjust the TDP power limit for the long duration.
▶ Long duration maintained(ms)
This field allows you to adjust the maintaining time for long duration power limit.
▶ Short duration power limit(W)
This field allows you to adjust the TDP power limit for the short duration.
▶ Primary/ Secondary plane turbo power limit (W)
This field allows you to adjust the TDP limit for the primary/ secondary plane turbo.
Chapter 3
▶ Execute Disable Bit
Intel’s Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious
“buffer overflow” attacks when combined with a supporting operating system. This
functionality allows the processor to classify areas in memory by where application
code can execute and where it cannot. When a malicious worm attempts to insert
code in the buffer, the processor disables code execution, preventing damage or
worm propagation.
BIOS Setup
▶ 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 particular BIOS file from the USB/ Storage (FAT/ 32 format only) drive for updating BIOS.
Chapter 3
▶ Administrator Password
This item is used to set the administrator password. When a administrator password
has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every time you try to enter BIOS Setup.
▶ User Password
This item is used to set the user password. When a user password has been set, you
will be prompted to enter it every time you try to enter the operating system.
When you select the Administrator Password / User Password item, a password box will
appear on the screen. Type the password, and press <Enter>. The password typed now
will replace any previously set password from CMOS memory. You will be prompted to
confirm the password. Retype the password and press <Enter>. You may also press
<Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password.
To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the password. A message will show up confirming the password will be disabled. Once the
password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup/ OS without entering any password.
These two items prevent an unauthorized person from changing any part of your system
▶ Chassis Intrusion Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Chassis Intrusion
This item enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion status
and issuing a warning message if the chassis is once opened. To clear the warning
message, set the field to [Reset]. The setting of the field will automatically return to
[Enabled] later.
BIOS Setup
▶ Full Screen Logo Display
This item enables this system to show the company logo on the boot-up screen. Settings are:
Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot.
Shows the POST messages at boot.
== Set Boot Priority ==
▶ 1st~8th Boot
You can select the boot priorities in these Boot Option items.
▶ USB HardDisk/ UEFI Boot Drive BBS Priorities
▶ Boot Option
You can select the USB HardDisk/ UEFI Boot priorities in these Boot Option items.
Save & Exit
Chapter 3
▶ Discard Changes and Exit
Use this item to abandon all changes and exit setup.
▶ Save Changes and Reset
Use this item to save changes and reset the system.
▶ Save Changes
Use this item to save changes.
▶ Discard Changes
Use this item to abandon all changes.
▶ Restore Defaults
Use this item to load the optimized default values set by the BIOS vendor.
== Boot Override ==
The installed storage devices will appear on this menu, you can select one of them be
a boot device.
▶ Built-in EFI Shell
Use this item to enter the EFI Shell.
Appendix A
Realtek Audio
The Realtek audio provides 10-channel DAC that simultaneously supports 7.1 sound playback and 2 channels
of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming)
through the Front-Out-Left and Front-Out-Right channels.
Realtek Audio
Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver
You need to install the HD audio driver for Realtek audio codec to function properly
before you can get access to 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- channel or 7.1+2 channel audio operations.
Follow the procedures described below to install the drivers for different operating systems.
Installation for Windows®
For Windows® XP, you must install Windows® XP Service Pack3 or later before installing
the driver.
The following illustrations are based on Windows® 7 environment and could look slightly
different if you install the drivers in different operating systems.
1. Insert the application DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. The setup screen will automatically appear.
2. Click Driver tab.
3. Click AUDIO button.
Click here
4. Select Realtek HD Audio Drivers to start installing the drivers.
5. Click Next to install the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install drivers.
7. Click Finish to restart the system.
The HD Audio Configuration software utility is under continuous update to enhance audio applications. Hence, the program screens shown here in this section may be slightly
different from the latest software utility and shall be held for reference only.
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.
Appendix A
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
Application Enhancement
Jack status panel
Realtek Audio
■ Device Selection
Here you can select a audio output source to change the related options. The “check”
sign (in orange) indicates the devices as default.
■ Volume Adjustment
You can control the volume or balance the right/left side of the speakers that you
plugged in front or rear panel by adjust the bar.
■ Application Enhancement
The array of options will provide you a complete guidance of anticipated sound effect for
both output and input device.
■ Jack status panel
This panel depicts all render and capture devices currently connected with your computer.
Auto popup dialog
When you plug into the device at the jack, a dialogue window will pop up asking you
which device is current connected.
As you know, each jack corresponds to its default setting, you can refer to the next section “Hardware Default Setting”.
Hardware Default Setting
The following diagrams are audio back panel default setting.
Backpanel audio jacks to 2-channel speakers diagram
Appendix A
Backpanel audio jacks to 4-channel speakers diagram
Realtek Audio
Backpanel audio jacks to 6-channel speakers diagram
Backpanel audio jacks to 8-channel speakers diagram
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