970A-G45 series
MS-7693 (v1.x) Mainboard
G52-76931X5
Preface
Copyright Notice
The material in this document is the intellectual property of MICRO-STAR
INTERNATIONAL. We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no
guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual
improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.
Trademarks
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Revision History
Revision
Revision History
Date
V1.0
First release for PCB 1.X
2011/ 05
V1.1
Update release for PCB 1.X
2011/ 11
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Technical Support
If a problem arises with your system and no solution can be obtained from the user’s
manual, please contact your place of purchase or local distributor. Alternatively, please
try the following help resources for further guidance.
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Contact our technical staff at: http://support.msi.com
Safety Instructions
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Always read the safety instructions carefully.
Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment
from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
■ Make sure the voltage of the power source is at 110/220V before connecting the
equipment to the power inlet.
■ Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place
anything over the power cord.
■ Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module.
■ All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.
■ Never pour any liquid into the opening that can cause damage or cause electrical
shock.
■ If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
personnel:
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The power cord or plug is damaged.
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Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
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The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
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The equipment does not work well or you can not get it work according to User’s
Manual.
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The equipment has been dropped and damaged.
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The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
■ DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT ABOVE 60oC (140oF),
IT MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
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Visit the MSI website for technical guide, BIOS updates, driver updates, and
other information: http://www.msi.com/service/download
Preface
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and
found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the measures listed below.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply
with the emission limits.
VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU RESEAU.
Micro-Star International
MS-7693
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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Battery Information
European Union:
Batteries, battery packs, and accumulators should not be disposed of as
unsorted household waste. Please use the public collection system to
return, recycle, or treat them in compliance with the local regulations.
For better environmental protection, waste batteries should be collected
separately for recycling or special disposal.
廢電池請回收
California, USA:
The button cell battery may contain perchlorate material and requires special handling
when recycled or disposed of in California.
For further information please visit:
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate/
CAUTION: There is a risk of explosion, if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Chemical Substances Information
In compliance with chemical substances regulations, such as the EU REACH Regulation
(Regulation EC No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council), MSI
provides the information of chemical substances in products at:
http://www.msi.com/html/popup/csr/evmtprtt_pcm.html
BSMI EMI 聲明
警告使用者:
這是甲類資訊產品,在居住的環境中使用時,可能會造成無線電干擾,在這種情況下,
使用者會被要求採取某些適當的對策。
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Taiwan:
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WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement
ENGLISH
To protect the global environment and as an environmentalist, MSI must
remind you that...
Under the European Union (“EU”) Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment, Directive 2002/96/EC, which takes effect on August 13, 2005,
products of “electrical and electronic equipment” cannot be discarded as
municipal wastes anymore, and manufacturers of covered electronic equipment will be
obligated to take back such products at the end of their useful life. MSI will comply with
the product take back requirements at the end of life of MSI-branded products that are
sold into the EU. You can return these products to local collection points.
DEUTSCH
Hinweis von MSI zur Erhaltung und Schutz unserer Umwelt
Gemäß der Richtlinie 2002/96/EG über Elektro- und Elektronik-Altgeräte dürfen Elektround Elektronik-Altgeräte nicht mehr als kommunale Abfälle entsorgt werden. MSI hat
europaweit verschiedene Sammel- und Recyclingunternehmen beauftragt, die in die
Europäische Union in Verkehr gebrachten Produkte, am Ende seines Lebenszyklus
zurückzunehmen. Bitte entsorgen Sie dieses Produkt zum gegebenen Zeitpunkt
ausschliesslich an einer lokalen Altgerätesammelstelle in Ihrer Nähe.
FRANÇAIS
En tant qu’écologiste et afin de protéger l’environnement, MSI tient à rappeler ceci...
Au sujet de la directive européenne (EU) relative aux déchets des équipement
électriques et électroniques, directive 2002/96/EC, prenant effet le 13 août 2005, que
les produits électriques et électroniques ne peuvent être déposés dans les décharges
ou tout simplement mis à la poubelle. Les fabricants de ces équipements seront obligés
de récupérer certains produits en fin de vie. MSI prendra en compte cette exigence
relative au retour des produits en fin de vie au sein de la communauté européenne.
Par conséquent vous pouvez retourner localement ces matériels dans les points de
collecte.
РУССКИЙ
Компания MSI предпринимает активные действия по защите окружающей среды,
поэтому напоминаем вам, что....
В соответствии с директивой Европейского Союза (ЕС) по предотвращению
загрязнения окружающей среды использованным электрическим и электронным
оборудованием (директива WEEE 2002/96/EC), вступающей в силу 13
августа 2005 года, изделия, относящиеся к электрическому и электронному
оборудованию, не могут рассматриваться как бытовой мусор, поэтому
производители вышеперечисленного электронного оборудования обязаны
принимать его для переработки по окончании срока службы. MSI обязуется
соблюдать требования по приему продукции, проданной под маркой MSI на
территории EC, в переработку по окончании срока службы. Вы можете вернуть
эти изделия в специализированные пункты приема.
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ESPAÑOL
MSI como empresa comprometida con la protección del medio ambiente, recomienda:
NEDERLANDS
Om het milieu te beschermen, wil MSI u eraan herinneren dat….
De richtlijn van de Europese Unie (EU) met betrekking tot Vervuiling van Electrische en
Electronische producten (2002/96/EC), die op 13 Augustus 2005 in zal gaan kunnen
niet meer beschouwd worden als vervuiling. Fabrikanten van dit soort producten
worden verplicht om producten retour te nemen aan het eind van hun levenscyclus.
MSI zal overeenkomstig de richtlijn handelen voor de producten die de merknaam MSI
dragen en verkocht zijn in de EU. Deze goederen kunnen geretourneerd worden op
lokale inzamelingspunten.
SRPSKI
Da bi zaštitili prirodnu sredinu, i kao preduzeće koje vodi računa o okolini i prirodnoj
sredini, MSI mora da vas podesti da…
Po Direktivi Evropske unije (“EU”) o odbačenoj ekektronskoj i električnoj opremi,
Direktiva 2002/96/EC, koja stupa na snagu od 13. Avgusta 2005, proizvodi koji spadaju
pod “elektronsku i električnu opremu” ne mogu više biti odbačeni kao običan otpad i
proizvođači ove opreme biće prinuđeni da uzmu natrag ove proizvode na kraju njihovog
uobičajenog veka trajanja. MSI će poštovati zahtev o preuzimanju ovakvih proizvoda
kojima je istekao vek trajanja, koji imaju MSI oznaku i koji su prodati u EU. Ove proizvode
možete vratiti na lokalnim mestima za prikupljanje.
POLSKI
Aby chronić nasze środowisko naturalne oraz jako firma dbająca o ekologię, MSI
przypomina, że...
Zgodnie z Dyrektywą Unii Europejskiej (“UE”) dotyczącą odpadów produktów
elektrycznych i elektronicznych (Dyrektywa 2002/96/EC), która wchodzi w życie 13
sierpnia 2005, tzw. “produkty oraz wyposażenie elektryczne i elektroniczne “ nie mogą
być traktowane jako śmieci komunalne, tak więc producenci tych produktów będą
zobowiązani do odbierania ich w momencie gdy produkt jest wycofywany z użycia. MSI
wypełni wymagania UE, przyjmując produkty (sprzedawane na terenie Unii Europejskiej)
wycofywane z użycia. Produkty MSI będzie można zwracać w wyznaczonych punktach
zbiorczych.
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Bajo la directiva 2002/96/EC de la Unión Europea en materia de desechos y/o
equipos electrónicos, con fecha de rigor desde el 13 de agosto de 2005, los productos
clasificados como “eléctricos y equipos electrónicos” no pueden ser depositados en
los contenedores habituales de su municipio, los fabricantes de equipos electrónicos,
están obligados a hacerse cargo de dichos productos al termino de su período de vida.
MSI estará comprometido con los términos de recogida de sus productos vendidos en
la Unión Europea al final de su periodo de vida. Usted debe depositar estos productos
en el punto limpio establecido por el ayuntamiento de su localidad o entregar a una
empresa autorizada para la recogida de estos residuos.
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TÜRKÇE
Çevreci özelliğiyle bilinen MSI dünyada çevreyi korumak için hatırlatır:
Avrupa Birliği (AB) Kararnamesi Elektrik ve Elektronik Malzeme Atığı, 2002/96/EC
Kararnamesi altında 13 Ağustos 2005 tarihinden itibaren geçerli olmak üzere, elektrikli
ve elektronik malzemeler diğer atıklar gibi çöpe atılamayacak ve bu elektonik cihazların
üreticileri, cihazların kullanım süreleri bittikten sonra ürünleri geri toplamakla yükümlü
olacaktır. Avrupa Birliği’ne satılan MSI markalı ürünlerin kullanım süreleri bittiğinde MSI
ürünlerin geri alınması isteği ile işbirliği içerisinde olacaktır. Ürünlerinizi yerel toplama
noktalarına bırakabilirsiniz.
ČESKY
Záleží nám na ochraně životního prostředí - společnost MSI upozorňuje...
Podle směrnice Evropské unie (“EU”) o likvidaci elektrických a elektronických výrobků
2002/96/EC platné od 13. srpna 2005 je zakázáno likvidovat “elektrické a elektronické
výrobky” v běžném komunálním odpadu a výrobci elektronických výrobků, na které
se tato směrnice vztahuje, budou povinni odebírat takové výrobky zpět po skončení
jejich životnosti. Společnost MSI splní požadavky na odebírání výrobků značky MSI,
prodávaných v zemích EU, po skončení jejich životnosti. Tyto výrobky můžete odevzdat
v místních sběrnách.
MAGYAR
Annak érdekében, hogy környezetünket megvédjük, illetve környezetvédőként fellépve
az MSI emlékezteti Önt, hogy ...
Az Európai Unió („EU”) 2005. augusztus 13-án hatályba lépő, az elektromos
és elektronikus berendezések hulladékairól szóló 2002/96/EK irányelve szerint
az elektromos és elektronikus berendezések többé nem kezelhetőek lakossági
hulladékként, és az ilyen elektronikus berendezések gyártói kötelessé válnak az
ilyen termékek visszavételére azok hasznos élettartama végén. Az MSI betartja a
termékvisszavétellel kapcsolatos követelményeket az MSI márkanév alatt az EU-n
belül értékesített termékek esetében, azok élettartamának végén. Az ilyen termékeket
a legközelebbi gyűjtőhelyre viheti.
ITALIANO
Per proteggere l’ambiente, MSI, da sempre amica della natura, ti ricorda che….
In base alla Direttiva dell’Unione Europea (EU) sullo Smaltimento dei Materiali Elettrici
ed Elettronici, Direttiva 2002/96/EC in vigore dal 13 Agosto 2005, prodotti appartenenti
alla categoria dei Materiali Elettrici ed Elettronici non possono più essere eliminati come
rifiuti municipali: i produttori di detti materiali saranno obbligati a ritirare ogni prodotto
alla fine del suo ciclo di vita. MSI si adeguerà a tale Direttiva ritirando tutti i prodotti
marchiati MSI che sono stati venduti all’interno dell’Unione Europea alla fine del loro
ciclo di vita. È possibile portare i prodotti nel più vicino punto di raccolta
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▍ Contents
Copyright Notice�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Trademarks���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Revision History�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ii
Safety Instructions�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement����������������������������������������� iv
Battery Information����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
Chemical Substances Information������������������������������������������������������������������ v
BSMI EMI 聲明����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement������������������� vi
Chapter 1 Getting Started���������������������������������������������������������������������������1-1
Mainboard Specifications������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-2
Mainboard Layout������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 1-4
Packing Contents������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-5
Optional Accessories������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-5
Chapter 2 Hardware Setup��������������������������������������������������������������������������2-1
Quick Components Guide������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-2
Mounting Screw Holes����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-3
CPU (Central Processing Unit)���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-4
Memory���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-7
Power Supply������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-9
Back Panel��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-10
Connectors��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-12
Jumper��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-17
Slots������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-18
LED Status Indicators���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-19
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
M-Flash�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-18
Security�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-19
Green Power������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 3-21
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Technical Support�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iii
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Boot�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-22
Save & Exit��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-23
Appendix A Realtek Audio�������������������������������������������������������������������������� A-1
Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver�����������������������������������������������������������������A-2
Software Configuration�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������A-3
Hardware Default Setting�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������A-5
Appendix B AMD RAID������������������������������������������������������������������������������ B-1
RAID Configuration����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������B-2
Chapter 1
Getting Started
Thank you for choosing the 970A-G45 Series (MS-7693
v1.X) ATX mainboard. The 970A-G45 Series mainboards are based on AMD® 970 & SB950 chipsets for
optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced
AMD® AM3/ AM3+ processors, the 970A-G45 Series deliver a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.
Getting Started
Mainboard Specifications
Processor Support
■ AMD® PhenomTM II, AthlonTM and Sempron processor in the AM3/ AM3+ package.
(For the latest information about CPU, please visit
http://www.msi.com/service/cpu-support)
HyperTransport
■ HyperTransport™ 3.0, supports up to 4.8 GT/s
Chipset
■ AMD® 970 & SB950
Memory Support
■ DDR3 2133*(OC)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 SDRAM (total 32 GB Max)
■ 4 DDR3 DIMMs (240-pin/ 1.5V)
(* OC= overclocking, for more information on compatible components, please visit
http://www.msi.com/service/test-report)
LAN
■ Supports LAN 10/ 100/ 1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek® RTL8111E
Audio
■ Chip integrated by Realtek® ALC892
■ Flexible 7.1-channels audio-out
■ Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
SATA
■ 6 SATA 6Gb/s ports by AMD® SB950
RAID
■ SATA1~6 supports RAID 0/ 1/ / 5/ 10 mode by AMD® SB950
Multi-GPU
■ Supports ATI® CrossFireXTM Technology
USB 3.0
■ 2 USB 3.0 rear IO ports by ASMedia® ASM1042
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Connectors
Chapter 1
■ Back panel
- 1 Optical S/PDIF-Out port
- 1 PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
- 1 Serial port
- 6 USB 2.0 ports
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- 1 LAN port
- 6 flexible audio ports
■ On-Board
- 3 USB 2.0 connectors
- 1 S/PDIF-out connector
- 1 Front Panel Audio connector
- 1 Chassis Intrusion connector
- 1 TPM Module connector
Slots
■ 2 PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (PCI_E2 supports up to x16 speed, PCI_E4 supports up to x4
speed)
■ 2 PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
■ 2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface
Form Factor
■ ATX (22.5 cm X 30.5 cm)
Mounting screw holes
■ 6 mounting screw holes
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Getting Started
Mainboard Layout
Top : Optical S/PDIF_out
Bottom: keyboard/ mouse
JPWR2
CPUFAN
COM port
SOCKET AM3
USB 2.0 ports
USB 2.0 ports
USB 3.0 ports
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
JPWR1
Top: LAN Jack
Bottom: USB 2.0 ports
SYSFAN1
T:Line-In
M:Line-Out
B:Mic
T:RS-Out
M:CS-Out
B:SS-Out
SYSFAN2
PCI_E1
PCI_E2
JCI1
PCI_E3
BATT
+
PCI1
SATA5
SATA6
SATA3
SATA4
SATA1
SATA2
JSPI1
PCI_E4
PCI2
JAUD1
JSP1
JTPM1
JUSB1
JUSB2
JUSB3
JFP1
JFP2 JBAT1
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Packing Contents
Driver / Utility
DVD
User Guide
Back IO Shield
S/PDIF Out
Bracket
SATA Power
Cable
SATA Cable
Optional Accessories
USB 2.0
Bracket
M-Connector
CrossFire
Cable
* These pictures are for reference only and may vary without notice.
* The packing contents may vary according to the model you purchased.
* If you need to purchase the optional accessories, please visit http://www.msi.com/
index.php to inquire the part numbers or consult the dealer.
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Mainboard
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
SYSFAN1, p.2-13
CPUFAN, p.2-13
CPU, p.2-4
JPWR2, p.2-9
DDR3, p.2-7
SOCKET AM3
Back Panel,
p.2-10
JPWR1, p.2-9
PCIe, p.2-18
SYSFAN2, p.2-13
JCI1, p.2-13
SATA, p.2-12
PCI, p.2-18
JBAT1, p.2-17
JAUD1, p.2-15
JTPM1, p.2-16
JSP1, p.2-14
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JFP1/ JFP2, p.2-14
JUSB1~3, p.2-15
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Mounting 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.
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SOCKET AM3
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.
Important
• 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.
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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
http://www.msi.com/service/cpu-support
Important
Overheating
Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system. Always make sure the cooling
fan can work properly to protect the CPU from overheating. Make sure that you apply
an even layer of thermal paste (or thermal tape) between the CPU and the heatsink to
enhance heat dissipation.
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.
Overclocking
This mainboard is designed to support overclocking. However, please make sure your
components are able to tolerate such abnormal setting, while doing overclocking. Any
attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not recommended. We do not guarantee the damages or risks caused by inadequate operation or beyond product specifications.
Introduction to AM3/ AM3+ CPU
The surface of CPU. Remember to apply some thermal paste on it for better heat
dispersion.
Gold arrow
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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. Look for the gold arrow of the CPU.
The gold arrow should point as shown
in the picture. The CPU can only fit in
the correct orientation.
3. If the CPU is correctly installed, the
pins should be completely embedded
into the socket and can not be seen.
Please note that any violation of the
correct installation procedures may
cause permanent damages to your
mainboard.
4. Press the CPU down firmly into the
socket and close the lever. As the
CPU is likely to move while the lever
is being closed, always close the
lever with your fingers pressing tightly
on top of the CPU to make sure the
CPU is properly and completely
embedded into the socket.
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1. Pull the lever sideways away from
the socket. Make sure to raise the
lever up to a 90-degree angle.
Hardware Setup
5. Position the cooling set onto the
retention mechanism.
Hook one end of the clip to hook
first.
6. Then press down the other end of the
clip to fasten the cooling set on the
top of the retention mechanism.
Locate the Fix Lever and lift up it .
7. Fasten down the lever.
8. Attach the CPU Fan cable to the CPU
fan connector on the mainboard.
Important
• While disconnecting the Safety Hook from the fixed bolt, it is necessary to keep an
eye on your fingers, because once the Safety Hook is disconnected from the fixed
bolt, the fixed lever will spring back instantly.
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Memory
These DIMM slots are used for installing memory modules. For more information on
compatible components, please visit http://www.msi.com/service/test-report
DDR3
240-pin, 1.5V
48x2=96 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
mode.
1
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
2
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
Installed
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Important
• 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.
• To enable successful system boot-up, always insert the memory modules into the
DIMM4/ DIMM2 first.
• Due to the chipset resource deployment, the system density will only be detected up
to 31+GB (not full 32GB) when each DIMM is installed with a 8GB memory module.
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72x2=144 pin
Hardware Setup
Installing Memory Modules
1. The memory module has only one notch on the center and will only fit in the right
orientation.
2. Insert the memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then push it in until the
golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the DIMM slot. The plastic
clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close when the memory module
is properly seated.
3. Manually check if the memory module has been locked in place by the DIMM slot
clips at the sides.
Important
You can barely see the golden finger if the memory module is properly inserted in the
DIMM slot.
Notch
Volt
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Power Supply
ATX 24-pin Power Connector: JPWR1
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Make sure that all the connectors are connected to proper ATX power supplies to ensure stable operation of the mainboard.
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This connector allows you to connect an ATX 24-pin power supply. To connect the ATX
24-pin power supply, make sure the plug of the power supply is inserted in the proper
orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down the power supply firmly into the
connector.
Hardware Setup
Back Panel
LAN
Optical S/PDIF-Out
Line-In RS-Out
USB 2.0 Port USB 2.0 Port
Serial Port
Line-Out CS-Out
Mic
Mouse/Keyboard
SS-Out
USB 3.0 Port USB 2.0 Port
▶ Optical S/PDIF-Out
This SPDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format) connector is provided for digital
audio transmission to external speakers through an optical fiber cable.
▶ Mouse/Keyboard
The standard PS/2® mouse/keyboard DIN connector is for a PS/2® mouse/keyboard.
▶ Serial Port
The serial port is a 16550A high speed communications port that sends/ receives 16
bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to the connector.
▶ USB 2.0 Port
The USB 2.0 port is for attaching USB devices such as keyboard, mouse, or other USBcompatible devices. Supports data transfer rate up to 480Mbit/s (Hi-Speed).
▶ USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 port is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices. Supports data transfer rate
up to 5 Gbit/s (SuperSpeed).
Important
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.
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▶ LAN
The standard RJ-45 LAN jack is for connection to
the Local Area Network (LAN). You can connect a
network cable to it.
Yellow
Color
LED State
Condition
Left
Yellow
Off
LAN link is NOT established.
On(Steady state)
LAN link is established.
Right
On(brighter & pulsing)
The computer is communicating with another computer on the LAN.
Green
Off
10 Mbits/sec data rate is selected.
On
100 Mbits/sec data rate is selected.
Orange
On
1000 Mbits/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 devices.
■ Line-Out (Green) - Line Out, is a connector for speakers or headphones.
■ Mic (Pink) - Mic, is a connector for microphones.
■ RS-Out (Black) - Rear-Surround Out in 4/ 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
■ CS-Out (Orange) - Center/ Subwoofer Out in 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
■ SS-Out (Gray) - Side-Surround Out 7.1 channel mode.
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LED
Green/ Orange
Hardware Setup
Connectors
Serial ATA Connector: SATA1~6
This connector is a high-speed Serial ATA interface port. Each connector can connect
to one Serial ATA device.
* The MB layout in this figure is for reference only.
SATA5
SATA3
SATA1
SATA6
SATA4
SATA2
Important
Please do not fold the Serial ATA cable into 90-degree angle. Otherwise, data loss may
occur during transmission.
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Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN, SYSFAN1, SYSFAN2
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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Important
• Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at processor’s official website or consult
the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan.
• CPUFAN supports fan control. You can install Control Center utility that will automatically control the CPU fan speed according to the actual CPU temperature.
• Fan cooler set with 3 or 4 pins power connector are both available for CPUFAN.
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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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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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)
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Front USB Connector: JUSB1 / JUSB2 / JUSB3
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 2.0 Bracket (optional)
Important
Note that the pins of VCC and GND must be connected correctly to avoid possible
damage.
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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TPM Module connector: JTPM1
This connector connects to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) module (optional). Please
refer to the TPM security platform manual for more details and usages.
TPM module is optional
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Jumper
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1
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JBAT1
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Keep Data
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Clear Data
Important
You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the system is off. Then return to 1-2
pin position. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will damage the mainboard.
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There is a CMOS RAM onboard that has a power supply from an external battery to
keep the data of system configuration. With the CMOS RAM, the system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. If you want to clear the system configuration,
set the jumper to clear data.
Hardware Setup
Slots
PCIe 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
Important
When adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the power supply first. Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion card to configure any
necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card, such as jumpers,
switches or BIOS configuration.
PCI Interrupt Request Routing
The IRQ, acronym of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q, are hardware lines
over which devices can send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. The PCI IRQ pins
are typically connected to the PCI bus pins as follows:
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Order1
Order2
Order3
PCI Slot1
INT E#
INT F#
INT G# INT H#
Order4
PCI Slot2
INT F#
INT G# INT H#
INT E#
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LED Status Indicators
CPU Phase LED
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CPU Phase LED
These LEDs indicate the current CPU power phase mode. Follow the instructions below
to read.
Lights
Off
CPU is in 1 phase power mode.
CPU is in 2 phase power mode.
CPU is in 3 phase power mode.
CPU is in 4 phase power mode.
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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
SETUP.
■ 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.
Important
• The items under each BIOS category described in this chapter are under continuous
update for better system performance. Therefore, the description may be slightly different from the latest BIOS and should be held for reference only.
• Upon boot-up, the 1st line appearing after the memory count is the BIOS version. It is
usually in the format:
E7693AMS Vx.xxx 051511 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.
Vx.xxx refers to the BIOS version.
051511 refers to the date this BIOS was released.
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Control
Keyboard
Mouse
<↑><↓>
<←><→>
Description
Select Item
Move the cursor
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<Enter>
Select Screen
Select Icon/ Field
Click/ Doubleclick the left
button
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the previous
from a submenu
Click the right
button
<+>
Increase the numeric value or make changes
<->
Decrease the numeric value or make changes
<F1>
General Help
<F4>
CPU Specifications
<F5>
Enter MEMORY-Z
<F6>
Load optimized defaults
<F10>
Save Change and Reset
<Esc>
Exit
Sub-Menu
If you find a right pointer symbol (as shown in the right
view) appears to the left of certain fields that means a submenu can be launched from this field. A sub-menu contains
additional options for a field parameter. You can use arrow
keys ( ↑↓ ) or mouse to highlight the field and press <Enter> or double-click the left
mouse button to enter 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 previous
menu, just press the <Esc > or click the right mouse button.
General Help <F1>
The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. You can call up this screen
from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. The Help screen lists the appropriate keys to
use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. Press <Esc> to exit the Help
screen.
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The 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.
▶ M-Flash
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.
▶ Green Power
Use this menu to specify the power phase.
▶ 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.
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Chapter 3
▶ 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]
Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Readonly.
[month]
The month from Jan. through Dec.
[date]
The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.
[year]
The year can be adjusted by users.
▶ System Time
This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current time). The time
format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
▶ SATA Port1~6
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu shows the information of installed
SATA device.
Important
SATA Port1~6 are appearing when you connect the storage 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).
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Advanced
▶ 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.
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▶ 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 a mode for SATA port.
▶ HD Audio Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the HD audio controller.
▶ HPET
The HPET (High Precision Event Timers) is a component that is part of the chipset.
You can to enable it, and will provide you with the means to get to it via the various
ACPI methods.
▶ 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.
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▶ Legacy USB Support
Set to [Enabled] if you need to use any USB 1.1/2.0 device in the operating system
that does not support or have any USB 1.1/2.0 driver installed, such as DOS and
SCO Unix. Set to [Disabled] only if you want to use any USB device other than the
USB mouse.
▶ Onboard USB 3.0 Controller
This item allows you to enable/ disable the onboard USB 3.0 controller.
▶ USB 3.0 Legacy Mode Support
Set to [Enabled] if you need to use any USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 device in the operating
system that does not support or have any USB 1.1/2.0/3.0 driver installed, such as
DOS and SCO Unix. Set to [Disabled] only if you want to use any USB device other
than the USB mouse.
▶ Super IO Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Serial Port 0 Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Serial (COM) Port0
This item allows you to enable/ disable the serial port.
▶ Serial (COM) Port0 Settings
Select an address and corresponding interrupt for the serial port.
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▶ Hardware Monitor
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ SYS Fan 1 Control
This item allows user to select how percentage of speed for the SYSFAN1.
▶ CPU/ System Temperature, CPU FAN/ SYS FAN 1~2 Speed
These items show the current status of all of the monitored hardware components
such as CPU/ system temperatures and all fans’ speeds.
▶ Power Management Setup
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ EUP 2013
This item is designed for Energy Using Products Lot 6 2013 (EuP) aka Energy
Related Products (ErP). To reduce Power Consumption when system off or standby
mode.
Note: When “Enabled” EuP 2013 setting, system don’t support RTC wake up event
function.
▶ Restore after AC Power Loss
This item specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or interrupt
occurs. Settings are:
[Power off]Always leaves the computer in the power off state.
[Power on]Always leaves the computer in the power on state.
[Last State]
Restore the system to the status before power failure or interrupt
occurred.
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▶ 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.
BIOS Setup
▶ 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/ Keyboard
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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Overclocking
Chapter 3
▶ Current CPU / DRAM Frequency
These items show the current clocks of CPU and Memory speed. Read-only.
▶ Adjust CPU FSB Frequency
This item is used to adjust the CPU FSB frequency (in MHz).
▶ Adjust CPU Ratio
This item is used to adjust CPU clock multiplier (ratio). It is available only when the
processor supports this function.
▶ Adjusted CPU Frequency
It shows the adjusted CPU frequency. Read-only.
▶ Adjust CPU-NB Ratio
This item is used to adjust CPU-NB ratio.
▶ Adjusted CPU-NB Frequency
It shows the adjusted CPU-NB frequency. Read-only.
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▶ Unlock CPU Core
This item is used to unlock the CPU core. Please refer to the procedures below for CPU
core unlocked in BIOS setup.
Enter “Overclocking” and set “Unlock CPU Core” to [Enabled].
Set “Adjust CPU-NB Ratio” and
“HT Link Speed” to [x8].
Save changes and exit the BIOS setup.
System restart.
Success
Fail
You will see the “X4” (quad core) or “X2” (dual core for
Sempron series only) during POST.
AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 Processor
Clear CMOS data.
The CPU does not support CPU core
unlocking, please leave the default
settings for system.
AMD Sempron(tm) II X2 Processor
Important
• This CPU core unlocked behavior depends on the CPU ability/ characteristic, and it
is not guaranteed.
• Depend on CPU’s characteristic, once you get instable scenario, please restore the
default settings for system.
• You can also check the core numbers in performance tab of Windows task
manager.
▶ CPU Core Control
This item allows you to select the number of active processor cores.
▶ OC Genie Lite II
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows the system to detect the maximum FSB clock for
overclocking and unlock the CPU core automatically. If overclocking fails to run, you can
try the lower FSB clock for overclocking successfully.
Important
This CPU core unlocked behavior depends on the CPU ability/ characteristic, and it is
not guaranteed.
▶ OC Genie Lite
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows the system to detect the maximum FSB clock and
to overclock automatically. If overclocking fails to run, you can try the lower FSB clock
for overclocking successfully.
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▶ DRAM Frequency
This item is used to adjust the DRAM frequency. Setting to [Auto], the system will detect
the DRAM Frequency automatically.
▶ Adjusted DRAM Frequency
It shows the adjusted Memory frequency. Read-only.
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▶ DRAM Timing Mode
This field has the capacity to automatically detect the DRAM timing.
▶ 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
system.
▶ tRAS
This setting determines the time RAS takes to read from and write to memory cell.
▶ tRTP
Time interval between a read and a precharge command.
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▶ tRC
The row cycle time determines the minimum number of clock cycles a memory row
takes to complete a full cycle, from row activation up to the precharging of the active
row.
▶ tWR
Minimum time interval between end of write data burst and the start of a precharge
command. Allows sense amplifiers to restore data to cells.
▶ tRRD
Specifies the active-to-active delay of different banks.
▶ tWTR
Minimum time interval between the end of write data burst and the start of a columnread command. It allows I/O gating to overdrive sense amplifiers before read
command starts.
▶ tRFC
This setting determines the time RFC takes to read from and write to a memory
cell.
▶ Advanced Channel 1/ 2 Timing Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. And you can set the advanced memory timing
for each channel.
▶ tRWTT/ tWRRD/ tWRWR/ tRDRD
These items is used to set the memory timings for memory channel 1/ 2.
▶ DCT Unganged Mode
This feature is used to Integrate two 64-bit DCTs into a 128-bit interface.
▶ Bank Interleaving
Bank Interleaving is an important parameter for improving overclocking capability of
memory. It allows system to access multiple banks simultaneously.
▶ HT Link Speed
This item allows you to set the Hyper-Transport Link speed. Setting to [Auto], the system
will detect the HT link speed automatically.
▶ Adjusted HT Link Frequency
It shows the adjusted HT Link frequency. Read-only.
▶ HT Link Control
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
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▶ HT Incoming/ Outgoing Link Width
These items allow you to set the Hyper-Transport Link width. Setting to [Auto], the
system will detect the HT link width automatically.
▶ Adjust PCI-E Frequency (MHz)
This field allows you to select the PCIe frequency (in MHz).
▶ 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.
Important
• If you do not have any EMI problem, leave the setting at [Disabled] for optimal system
stability and performance. But if you are plagued by EMI, select the value of Spread
Spectrum for EMI reduction.
• The greater the Spread Spectrum value is, the greater the EMI is reduced, and the
system will become less stable. For the most suitable Spread Spectrum value, please
consult your local EMI regulation.
• Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are overclocking because even a slight
jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clock speed which may just cause your
overclocked processor to lock up.
▶ Overclocking profiles
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. In the sub-menu, these items are used to save
the current settings, and you can to load the settings from the stored profile.
▶ OC Retry Count
When overclocking has failed, setting this item as [1, 3] will allow system to reboot
1/ 3 times with the same overclocked configuration. If overclocking has failed every
time, the system will restore the defaults.
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▶ DRAM Voltage/ SB Voltage/ NB Voltage/ CPU Voltage/ CPU-NB Voltage
These items are used to adjust the voltage of CPU, Memory and chipset.
BIOS Setup
▶ CPU Specifications
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The submenu shows the information of installed
CPU.
▶ CPU Technology Support
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu shows the installed CPU technologies. Read only.
▶ MEMORY-Z
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ DIMM1~4 Memory SPD
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu displays the informations of
installed memory.
▶ CPU Features
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ AMD Cool’n’Quiet
The Cool’n’Quiet technology can effectively and dynamically lower CPU speed and
power consumption.
Important
To ensure that Cool’n’Quiet function is activated and will be working properly, it is
required to double confirm that:
• Run BIOS Setup, and select Cell Menu. Under Cell Menu, find AMD Cool’n’Quiet,
and set this item to “Enabled”.
• Enter Windows, and select [Start]->[Settings]->[Control Panel]->[Power Options].
Enter Power Options Properties tag, and select Minimal Power Management under
Power schemes.
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▶ C1E Support
Enable this item to reduce the CPU power consumption while idle. Not all processors
support Enhanced Halt state (C1E).
▶ SVM Mode
This item allows you to enable/disable the AMD SVM (Secure Virtual Machine)
Mode.
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▶ IOMMU Mode
This item allows you to enable/disable the IOMMU (I/O Memory Management Unit)
for I/O virtualization.
BIOS Setup
M-Flash
▶ BIOS Boot Function
This allows you to enable/ disable the system to boot from the BIOS file inside USB
drive (FAT/ 32 format only).
▶ Select 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.
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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.
Important
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
configuration.
▶ U-Key
This item is used to enable/ disable USB drive as a key.
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▶ Make U-Key at
When the “U-Key” as sets to [Enabled], this item is selectable. This item allows you to
specify the USB drive.
▶ Chassis Intrusion Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
▶ Chassis Intrusion
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.
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Green Power
Chapter 3
▶ EUP 2013
This item is designed for Energy Using Products Lot 6 2013 (EuP) aka Energy Related
Products (ErP). To reduce Power Consumption when system off or standby mode.
Note: When “Enabled” EuP 2013 setting, system don’t support RTC wake up event
function.
▶ CPU/ DDR Phase Control
These items allow you to select the CPU/ DDR power phase mode to reach the best
power saving function.
▶ Motherboard LED Control
This item is used to turn on (Auto)/ turn off (Disabled) the power phase LEDs of the
mainboard.
▶ C1E Support
Enable this item to reduce the CPU power consumption while idle. Not all processors
support Enhanced Halt state (C1E).
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Boot
▶ Full Screen Logo Display
This item enables this system to show the company logo on the boot-up screen. Settings are:
[Enabled]
Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot.
[Disabled]
Shows the POST messages at boot.
== Boot Option Priorities ==
▶ 1st~9th Boot
You can select the boot priorities in these Boot Option items.
▶ USB CD/DVD ROM Drive/ USB KEY Drive/ UEFI Boot Drive BBS Priorities
▶ Boot Option
You can select the USB CD/ DVD ROM Drive/ USB KEY Drive/ UEFI Boot priorities
in these Boot Option items.
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Save & Exit
Chapter 3
▶ Discard Changes and Exit
Use this item to abandon all changes and exit setup.
▶ Save Changes and Reboot
Use this item to save changes and reset the system.
▶ Save Changes
Use this item to save changes.
▶ Discard Changes
Use this item to abandon all changes.
▶ Restore Defaults
Use this item to load the optimized default values set by the BIOS vendor.
== Boot Override ==
The installed storage devices will appear on this menu, you can select one of them be
a boot device.
▶ Built-in EFI Shell
Use this item to enter the EFI Shell.
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Appendix A
Realtek Audio
The Realtek audio provides 10-channel DAC that simultaneously supports 7.1 sound playback and 2 channels
of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming)
through the Front-Out-Left and Front-Out-Right channels.
Realtek Audio
Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver
You need to install the HD audio driver for Realtek audio codec to function properly
before you can get access to 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- channel or 7.1+2 channel audio operations.
Follow the procedures described below to install the drivers for different operating systems.
Installation for Windows®
For Windows® XP, you must install Windows® XP Service Pack3 or later before installing
the driver.
The following illustrations are based on Windows® 7 environment and could look slightly
different if you install the drivers in different operating systems.
1. Insert the application DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. The setup screen will automatically appear.
2. Click Driver tab.
3. Click AUDIO button.
Click here
4. Select Realtek HD Audio Drivers to start installing the drivers.
5. Click Next to install the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install drivers.
7. Click Finish to restart the system.
Important
The HD Audio Configuration software utility is under continuous update to enhance audio applications. Hence, the program screens shown here in this section may be slightly
different from the latest software utility and shall be held for reference only.
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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.
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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
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■ Device Selection
Here you can select a audio output source to change the related options. The “check”
sign (in orange) indicates the devices as default.
■ Volume Adjustment
You can control the volume or balance the right/left side of the speakers that you
plugged in front or rear panel by adjust the bar.
■ Application Enhancement
The array of options will provide you a complete guidance of anticipated sound effect for
both output and input device.
■ Jack status panel
This panel depicts all render and capture devices currently connected with your computer.
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”.
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The following diagrams are audio back panel default setting.
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AMD RAID
The integrate one SATA host controller separately, and
support RAID function for performance and reliability.
SB950 SATA RAID provides support for RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), RAID 10 (Striping & Mirroring)
& RAID 5 (striping with parity). RAID 0 greatly improves
hard disk I/O performance by concurrently striping data
across multiple drives. RAID 1 makes sure data is not
lost if a drive fails as data is simultaneously written to
two drives. Drives configured for RAID Striping are said
to form a RAID 0 set, while drives configured for RAID
Mirroring are said to form a RAID 1 set. RAID 10 is implemented as a mirrored array whose segments are RAID
0 arrays. RAID 10 has same fault tolerance as mirroring
and reduces overhead by striping. It needs at least four
drives to form a RAID 10. RAID 5 defines techniques for
parity data.
AMD RAID
RAID Configuration
Creating and deleting RAID set and performing other RAID setting up operations are
done in the RAID BIOS. During bootup, a screen similar to the one below will appear for
about few seconds. Press <Ctrl-F> to enter RAID Option ROM utility.
Press <Ctrl-F> to enter RAID Option ROM utility...
Important
Be sure to enable the RAID function for SATA device in BIOS before configuring the
RAID Option ROM Utility.
The RAID Option ROM utility menu screen will appear. The Main Menu is used to
choose the operation to be performed.
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View Drives Assignments
This window displays the model number, capacities and assignment of the drives physically attached to the SATA host adapter.
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LD View / LD Define Menu (Creating RAID)
The selection of the RAID configuration should be based upon factors including performance, data security, and the number of drives available. It is best to carefully consider
the long-term role of the system and plan the data storage strategy. RAID sets can be
created either automatically, or to allow the greatest flexibility, manually.
1. Press 2 on the Main Menu screen to enter the LD View Menu.
2. And then press [Ctrl + C] keys to enter the LD Define Menu. Use the space key
to choose a RAID mode (RAID 0/ 1/ 10/ 5) and use the arrow key to move to the
“Drives Assignments” window.
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■ Stripe Block Size, the default 64KB is best for most applications. RAID 0 or 10
only.
■ Gigabyte Boundary, allows use of slightly smaller replacement drives.
4. A message will show, press [Ctrl + Y] to input a LD name as your desire or press
any key to save default LD name.
5. Another message will show, press [Ctrl-Y] if you are sure to erase the MBR data of
the disk. Or press any key to ignore this option.
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3. On the Drives Assignments window, use the arrow key to choose the hard drives
which you want to make part of the LD, use the space key to change the assignment
to “Y”. Then press [Ctrl+Y] to save the configuration.
AMD RAID
6. The message will show up on the bottom, press any key to use maximum capacity
or press [Ctrl-Y] to modify array capacity manually.
Important
• The default capacity is the full capacity of the selected hard drives.
• If you allocate the first LD capacity manually, you can create second LD with remaining capacity of the selected hard drives.
7. The LD creation is done, the screen shows the LD information as below.Press ESC
key to the main screen.
8. Press ESC key to exit the utility, a message “System is going to REBOOT! Are You
Sure?” will display, answer “Y” to exit it and the system will reboot.
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Delete LD Menu (Deleting RAID)
1. Press “3” on the main to enter the Delete LD Menu.
2. Choose a LD No. you want to delete and press [Del] or [Alt+D] delete the RAID
set.
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3. On the next screen, a message will display to inform you, press “Ctrl+Y” to delete
the RAID set or other key to abort it. Press “Ctrl+Y” to complete the deletion.
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Installing the RAID Driver (for bootable RAID Array)
1. After you complete the RAID BIOS setup, boot from the Windows CD, and the Windows Setup program starts.
2. Press F6 and wait for the Windows Setup screen to appear.
3. Insert the floppy that contains the RAID driver, press the “S” key to select “Specify
Additional Device”.
Note: for Windows Vista/ Windows 7, you can copy the files to a medium (floppy/
CD/ DVD or USB)
Important
Please follow the instruction below to make a SATA RAID driver for yourself.
• Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.
• Click the “Browse CD” on the Setup screen.
• Copy all the contents in the : \\ChipSet\AMD\Packages\Drivers\SBDrv\SB9xx\RAID\
(and then, please select a folder which was classified according to OS.)
• The driver disk for RAID controller is done.
4. When prompted, insert the medium disk and press Enter.
For Windows Vista/ Windows 7:
During the Operating system installation, after selecting the location to install Vista/
Windows 7 click on “Load Driver” button to load RAID drive.
5. You should be shown a list of available RAID controller(s).
6. Select the compatible RAID controller for 32-bit/ 64-bit version system and then
press ENTER.
7. The next screen should confirm that you have selected the RAID controller. Press
ENTER again to continue.
8. You have successfully installed the RAID driver, and Windows setup should continue.
9. Leave the medium until the system reboots itself. Windows setup will need to copy
the files from the medium again after the RAID volume is formatted, and Windows
setup starts copying files.
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Installing the RAID Driver Under Windows
(for Non-bootable RAID Array)
1. Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive.
2. The DVD will auto-run and the setup screen will appear.
4. The driver will be automatically installed.
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3. Under the Driver tab, click on AMD chipset drivers by your need. The AMD chipset
drivers includes RAID Driver.