MSI X370 GAMING M7 ACK motherboard User manual

MSI X370 GAMING M7 ACK motherboard User manual
Unpacking
Thank you for buying the MSI® X370 GAMING M7 ACK motherboard. Check to make
sure your motherboard box contains the following items. If something is missing,
contact your dealer as soon as possible.
Drivers & Utilities
Disc
Motherboard User
Guide
Motherboard
I/O Shield
SLI Bridge
Connector
SATA Cable Labels
SATA Cable x4
1 to 2 LED Extension Y
Cable 80cm x1
Screw
USB Cable
Antenna x2
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth PCIe Card
Unpacking
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Safety Information
y The components included in this package are prone to damage from electrostatic
discharge (ESD). Please adhere to the following instructions to ensure successful
computer assembly.
y Ensure that all components are securely connected. Loose connections may cause
the computer to not recognize a component or fail to start.
y Hold the motherboard by the edges to avoid touching sensitive components.
y It is recommended to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap when
handling the motherboard to prevent electrostatic damage. If an ESD wrist strap
is not available, discharge yourself of static electricity by touching another metal
object before handling the motherboard.
y Store the motherboard in an electrostatic shielding container or on an anti-static
pad whenever the motherboard is not installed.
y Before turning on the computer, ensure that there are no loose screws or metal
components on the motherboard or anywhere within the computer case.
y Do not boot the computer before installation is completed. This could cause
permanent damage to the components as well as injury to the user.
y If you need help during any installation step, please consult a certified computer
technician.
y Always turn off the power supply and unplug the power cord from the power outlet
before installing or removing any computer component.
y Keep this user guide for future reference.
y Keep this motherboard away from humidity.
y Make sure that your electrical outlet provides the same voltage as is indicated on
the PSU, before connecting the PSU to the electrical outlet.
y Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place
anything over the power cord.
y All cautions and warnings on the motherboard should be noted.
y If any of the following situations arises, get the motherboard checked by service
personnel:
ƒ Liquid has penetrated into the computer.
ƒ The motherboard has been exposed to moisture.
ƒ The motherboard does not work well or you can not get it work according to user
guide.
ƒ The motherboard has been dropped and damaged.
ƒ The motherboard has obvious sign of breakage.
y Do not leave this motherboard in an environment above 60°C (140°F), it may damage
the motherboard.
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Safety Information
Quick Start
Preparing Tools and Components
AMD® AM4 CPU
Thermal Paste
CPU Fan
DDR4 Memory
Power Supply Unit
Chassis
SATA DVD Drive
Phillips Screwdriver
SATA Hard Disk Drive
Graphics Card
A Package of Screws
Quick Start
3
Installing a Processor
https://youtu.be/Xv89nhFk1vc
1
3
2
5
4
6
8
9
7
4
Quick Start
Installing DDR4 memory
http://youtu.be/T03aDrJPyQs
1
1
2
3
2
3
DIMMB2
DIMMA2
DIMMA2
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
Quick Start
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Connecting the Front Panel Header
http://youtu.be/DPELIdVNZUI
-
ED
D+
LE
ED
DL
1
9
JFP1
1
HDD LED +
2
3
HDD LED -
4
Power LED +
Power LED -
5
Reset Switch
6
Power Switch
7
Reset Switch
8
Power Switch
9
Reserved
10
No Pin
RESET SW
10
HDD LED
W
TS
SE
RE
PO
HD
SW
ER
PO
W
R
WE
RL
WE
PO
2
JFP1
HDD LED
POWER LED
6
Quick Start
HDD LED HDD LED +
POWER LED POWER LED +
Installing the Motherboard
1
2
Quick Start
7
Installing SATA Drives
http://youtu.be/RZsMpqxythc
1
2
3
5
4
8
Quick Start
Installing a Graphics Card
http://youtu.be/mG0GZpr9w_A
1
3
2
5
4
6
Quick Start
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Connecting Peripheral Devices
10
Quick Start
Connecting the Power Connectors
http://youtu.be/gkDYyR_83I4
ATX_PWR1
CPU_PWR1
Quick Start
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Power On
1
2
3
4
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Quick Start
Contents
Unpacking .............................................................................................................. 1
Safety Information ................................................................................................. 2
Quick Start ............................................................................................................. 3
Preparing Tools and Components .......................................................................... 3
Installing a Processor ............................................................................................. 4
Installing DDR4 memory ........................................................................................ 5
Connecting the Front Panel Header ....................................................................... 6
Installing the Motherboard ..................................................................................... 7
Installing SATA Drives............................................................................................. 8
Installing a Graphics Card ...................................................................................... 9
Connecting Peripheral Devices ............................................................................ 10
Connecting the Power Connectors....................................................................... 11
Power On............................................................................................................... 12
Specifications....................................................................................................... 16
Block Diagram .................................................................................................... 21
Rear I/O Panel...................................................................................................... 22
LAN Port LED Status Table................................................................................... 22
Audio Ports Configuration .................................................................................... 22
Realtek HD Audio Manager .................................................................................. 23
Overview of Components .................................................................................... 25
CPU Socket ........................................................................................................... 27
DIMM Slots............................................................................................................ 28
PCI_E1~6: PCIe Expansion Slots .......................................................................... 29
Installing the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth PCIe card ............................................................. 32
M2_1~2: M.2 Slots (Key M) ................................................................................... 33
U2_1: U.2 Connector............................................................................................. 34
SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s Connectors ....................................................................... 35
CPU_PWR1, ATX_PWR1: Power Connectors ....................................................... 37
JUSB1~2: USB 2.0 Connectors ............................................................................. 38
JUSB5: USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Connector ............................................................. 38
JUSB3~4: USB 3.1 Gen1 Connectors ................................................................... 39
CPU_FAN1, PUMP_FAN1, SYS_FAN1~4: Fan Connectors ................................... 40
JAUD1: Front Audio Connector ............................................................................ 41
JCI1: Chassis Intrusion Connector ....................................................................... 41
JFP1, JFP2: Front Panel Connectors ................................................................... 42
JTPM1: TPM Module Connector ........................................................................... 42
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JBAT1: Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper ........................................................... 43
FLASHB1: BIOS FLASHBACK+ Button ................................................................. 43
JLED1: RGB LED connector ................................................................................. 44
LED light effect demonstration components ....................................................... 44
Onboard LEDs ...................................................................................................... 45
DIMM LEDs ........................................................................................................... 45
XMP LED ............................................................................................................... 45
GPU LED ............................................................................................................... 45
PCIe x16 slot LEDs................................................................................................ 45
Fan LEDs ............................................................................................................... 46
EZ Debug LED ....................................................................................................... 46
BIOS FLASHBACK+ LED ....................................................................................... 46
Debug Code LED ................................................................................................... 47
Hexadecimal Character Table .............................................................................. 47
Boot Phases .......................................................................................................... 47
Debug Code LED Table ......................................................................................... 47
ACPI States Codes ................................................................................................ 49
BIOS Setup ........................................................................................................... 50
Entering BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 50
Resetting BIOS...................................................................................................... 51
Updating BIOS....................................................................................................... 51
EZ Mode ................................................................................................................ 53
Advanced Mode .................................................................................................... 55
SETTINGS.............................................................................................................. 56
Advanced ............................................................................................................... 56
Boot ....................................................................................................................... 61
Security ................................................................................................................. 61
Save & Exit ............................................................................................................ 63
OC.......................................................................................................................... 64
M-FLASH .............................................................................................................. 69
OC PROFILE .......................................................................................................... 70
HARDWARE MONITOR .......................................................................................... 71
A-XMP Operation .................................................................................................. 72
Software Description ........................................................................................... 73
Installing Windows® 7 64-bit/ Windows®10 64-bit ............................................... 73
Installing Drivers .................................................................................................. 73
Installing Utilities ................................................................................................. 73
LIVE UPDATE 6...................................................................................................... 74
COMMAND CENTER ............................................................................................. 76
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Contents
GAMING APP ......................................................................................................... 80
RAMDISK............................................................................................................... 85
X-BOOST ............................................................................................................... 86
MSI SMART TOOL ................................................................................................. 88
Killer Control Center ............................................................................................ 90
DRAGON EYE ........................................................................................................ 91
Nahimic 2 .............................................................................................................. 92
XSplit Gamecaster V2 ........................................................................................... 96
SteelSeries Engine 3 .......................................................................................... 100
CPU-Z.................................................................................................................. 102
RAID Configuration ............................................................................................ 103
Using AMD RAID Controller BIOS Configuration Utility ..................................... 103
Initialize Disks .................................................................................................... 105
Create Arrays ...................................................................................................... 106
Delete Arrays ...................................................................................................... 107
Swap Arrays ........................................................................................................ 108
Manage Spares ................................................................................................... 109
Change the Controller Options ........................................................................... 110
Booting the system from an array...................................................................... 110
Pausing the boot sequence for warning messages ........................................... 110
Change the Staggered Spinup Count ................................................................. 111
Using UEFI to create a 2.2TB RAID .................................................................... 112
Installing RAID Driver ......................................................................................... 113
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................ 114
Regulatory Notices ............................................................................................ 115
Contents
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Specifications
CPU
Supports AMD® Ryzen 1st and 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™
with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega
Graphics and A-series/ Athlon™ X4 Processors for Socket
AM4
Chipset
AMD® X370 Chipset
y 4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
ƒ Supports DDR4 1866/ 2133/ 2400/ 2667(OC)/ 2933(OC)/
3200(OC)+ Mhz *
Memory
y Dual channel memory architecture
y Supports non-ECC UDIMM memory
y Supports ECC UDIMM memory (non-ECC mode)
* A-series / Athlon ™ X4 processors support a maximum of 2400 MHz. Please
refer www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory
y 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (PCIE_2, PCIE_4)
ƒ RYZEN series processors support x16/x0, x8/x8 mode
ƒ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and A-series/
Athlon™ X4 processors support x8/x0 mode
Expansion Slots
ƒ AMD® Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics processors
support x4/x0 mode
y 1x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCIE_6, supports x4 mode)*
y 3x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
* PCI_E6 slot will be unavailable when installing M.2 PCIe SSD in M2_2 slot.
y RYZEN series processor
ƒ Supports 2-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
Multi-GPU
ƒ Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
y AMD® Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and A-series/
Athlon™ X4 Processors
ƒ Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
LAN
1x Killer™ E2500 Gigabit LAN controller
Killer™ Wireless-AC 1535 card
Wirsless LAN &
Bluetooth®
y Supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band (2.4GHz,
5GHz) up to 867 Mbps speed.
y Supports Bluetooth® 4.1
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Specifications
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AMD® X370 Chipset
y 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
y 2x M.2 ports (Key M)
ƒ M2_1 slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (RYZEN series processor)
or PCIe 3.0 x2 (AMD® Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega
Graphics and A-series / Athlon™ X4 Processors) and
SATA 6Gb/s 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
Storage
ƒ M2_2 slot supports PCIe 2.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s 2242/
2260 /2280 storage devices
y 1x U.2 port
ƒ Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (RYZEN series processor) or PCIe
3.0 x2 (AMD® Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and
A-series / Athlon™ X4 Processors) NVMe storage
* Maximum support 2x M.2 PCIe SSDs + 6x SATA HDDs or 2x M.2 SATA SSDs +
4x SATA HDDs. Please refer to page 35 for M.2 slots with examples of various
combination possibilities.
AMD® X370 Chipset
RAID
y Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 for SATA storage
devices
y ASMedia® ASM2142 Chipset
ƒ 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port
on the back panel
ƒ 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-A port
on the back panel
y AMD® X370 Chipset
USB
ƒ 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port
through the internal USB connector
ƒ 6x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (2 Type-A
ports on the back panel, 4 ports available through the
internal USB connectors)
ƒ 7x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (3 Type-A ports on
the back panel, 4 ports available through the internal
USB connectors)
y AMD® CPU
ƒ 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) Type-A ports on the
back panel
y Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
Audio
y 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
y Supports S/PDIF output
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y 1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
y 1x Clear CMOS button
y 3x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
Back Panel
Connectors
y 1x LAN (RJ45) port
y 6x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports
y 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
y 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
y 5x OFC audio jacks
y 1x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
y 1x 24-pin ATX 12V power connector
y 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
y 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
y 2x USB 2.0 connectors (support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports)
y 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (support additional 4 USB 3.1
Gen1 ports)
y 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 connector (supports additional 1 USB 3.1
Gen2 Type C port)
y 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
Internal Connectors
y 1x 4-pin PUMP fan connector (supports up to 2A)
y 4x 4-pin system fan connectors
y 1x RGB LED connector
y 1x TPM module connector
y 1x Front panel audio connector
y 2x System panel connectors
y 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
y 1x Serial port connector
y 1x Flash BIOS button
y 1x Clear CMOS jumper
y 1x 2-Digit Debug Code LED
I/O Controller
NUVOTON NCT6795D Controller Chip
y CPU/System temperature detection
Hardware Monitor
y CPU/System fan speed detection
y CPU/System fan speed control
Form Factor
y ATX Form Factor
y 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.4 cm x 24.3 cm)
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Specifications
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y 1x 128 Mb flash
BIOS Features
y UEFI AMI BIOS
y ACPI 5.0, PnP 1.0a, SM BIOS 2.8
y Multi-language
y Drivers
y COMMAND CENTER
y LIVE UPDATE 6
y SUPER CHARGER
y GAMING APP
y RAMDISK
y X-BOOST
y MSI SMART TOOL
Software
y Nahimic Audio
y XSplit Gamecaster V2
y Norton™ Internet Security Solution
y Google Chrome™ ,Google Toolbar, Google Drive
y SteelSeries Engine 3
y Killer Network Manager
y CPU-Z MSI GAMING
y DRAGON EYE
y WTFast GPN*
* This offer is valid for a limited period only, for more information please visit
www.msi.com
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y Audio Boost 4
y Nahimic 2
y Turbo U.2
y Turbo M.2
y Pump Fan
y Smart Fan Control
y Mystic Light Extension
y Mystic light SYNC
y EZ DEBUG LED
y DDR4 Steel Armor
y M.2 SHIELD FROZR
y PCI-E Steel Armor
y U.2 Steel Armor
y Golden Plated USB with type A+C
y VR Cover
y Multi GPU – SLI Technology
Special Features
y Multi GPU – CrossFire Technology
y DDR4 Boost
y GAME Boost
y OC Essentials
y Lightning USB
y Front Lightning USB
y Military Class 5
y 7000+ Quality Test
y VR Boost
y VR Ready
y GAMING HOTKEY
y GAMING MOUSE Control
y Click BIOS 5
y BIOS FLASHBACK+
y AMD FreeSync™ Ready
y AMD OverDrive™ Ready
y GAMING Certified
y SteelSeries Certified
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Specifications
Block Diagram
2 Channel DDR4 Memory
CPU
1 x M.2
Switch
1 x U.2
PCI Express Bus
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1
Realtek
ALC1220
Audio Jacks
NV6795
Super I/O
P/S2 Mouse / Keyboard
PCIe x4 slot
x1
Switch
x1
1 x M.2
6 x SATA 6Gb/s
6 x USB 3.1 Gen1
7 x USB 2.0
PCI Express Bus
Switch
x1
X370
ASMEDIA
ASM2142
PCIe x1 slot
PCIe x1 slot
PCIe x1 slot
2 x USB 3.1 Gen2
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2
Killer
E2500
Block Diagram
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Rear I/O Panel
USB 2.0/
BIOS FLASHBACK+
PS/2
USB 3.1 Gen2
Audio Ports
LAN
USB 3.1 Gen1
USB 3.1 Gen1
USB 2.0
Clear CMOS
USB 3.1 Gen1
Optical S/PDIF-Out
USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
y Clear CMOS button - Power off your computer. Press and hold the Clear CMOS
button for about 5-10 seconds to reset BIOS to default values.
y BIOS FLASHBACK+ port - Please refer to page 52 for Updating BIOS with BIOS
FLASHBACK+.
LAN Port LED Status Table
Link/ Activity LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
No link
Off
10 Mbps connection
Yellow
Linked
Green
100 Mbps connection
Blinking
Data activity
Orange
1 Gbps connection
Audio Ports Configuration
Audio Ports
Channel
2
4
Center/ Subwoofer Out
●
Rear Speaker Out
6
8
●
●
●
Line-In/ Side Speaker Out
Line-Out/ Front Speaker Out
●
Mic In
(●: connected, Blank: empty)
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Rear I/O Panel
●
●
●
●
●
Realtek HD Audio Manager
After installing the Realtek HD Audio driver, the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon will
appear in the system tray. Double click on the icon to launch.
Device
Selection
Advanced
Settings
Jack Status
Application
Enhancement
Main Volume
Connector
Strings
Profiles
y Device Selection - allows you to select a audio output source to change the related
options. The check sign indicates the devices as default.
y Application Enhancement - the array of options will provide you a complete
guidance of anticipated sound effect for both output and input device.
y Main Volume - controls the volume or balance the right/left side of the speakers
that you plugged in front or rear panel by adjust the bar.
y Profiles - toggles between profiles.
y Advanced Settings - provides the mechanism to deal with 2 independent audio
streams.
y Jack Status - depicts all render and capture devices currently connected with your
computer.
y Connector Settings - configures the connection settings.
Auto popup dialog
When you plug into a device at an audio jack, a dialogue window will pop up asking you
which device is current connected.
Each jack corresponds to its default setting as shown on the next page.
Rear I/O Panel
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Audio jacks to headphone and microphone diagram
Audio jacks to stereo speakers diagram
AUDIO INPUT
Audio jacks to 7.1-channel speakers diagram
AUDIO INPUT
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Rear I/O Panel
Rear
Front
Side
Center/
Subwoofer
Overview of Components
DIMMA1 DIMMB1
SYS_FAN1
DIMMA2
DIMMB2
CPU_FAN1
CPU_PWR1
CPU Socket
PUMP_FAN1
SYS_FAN4
ATX_PWR1
SYS_FAN3
PCI_E1
PCI_E2
U2_1
M2_1
JCI1
JTPM1
PCI_E3
JBAT1
PCI_E4
SATA▼5▲6
SATA▼1▲2
SATA▼3▲4
JUSB4
PCI_E5
M2_2
PCI_E6
FLASHB1
JFP2
JAUD1
JCOM1
JFP1
JUSB1
JLED1 SYS_FAN2
JUSB5
JUSB2
DEMOLED1
JUSB3
JPWRLED1
Overview of Components
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Component Contents
Port Name
26
Port Type
Page
CPU_FAN1,
PUMP_FAN1,
SYS_FAN1~4
Fan Connectors
40
CPU_PWR1, ATX_PWR1
Power Connectors
37
CPU Socket
AM4 CPU Socket
27
DIMMA1, DIMMA2,
DIMMB1, DIMMB2
DIMM Slots
28
FLASHB1
BIOS FLASHBACK+ Button
43
JAUD1
Front Audio Connector
41
JBAT1
Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper
43
JCI1
Chassis Intrusion Connector
41
JFP1, JFP2
Front Panel Connectors
42
JLED1
RGB LED connector
44
JTPM1
TPM Module Connector
42
JUSB1~2
USB 2.0 Connectors
38
JUSB3~4
USB 3.1 Gen1 Connectors
39
JUSB5
USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Connector
38
JPWRLED1,
JSEL1,
DEMOLED1
LED light effect demonstration components
44
M2_1~2
M.2 Slots (Key M)
33
PCI_E1~6
PCIe Expansion Slots
29
SATA1~6
SATA 6Gb/s Connectors
35
U2_1
U.2 Connector
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Overview of Components
CPU Socket
Introduction to the AM4 CPU
The surface of the AM4 CPU has a
yellow triangle to assist in correctly
lining up the CPU for motherboard
placement. The yellow triangle is
the Pin 1 indicator.
Important
y When changing the processor, the system configuration could be cleared and reset
BIOS to default values, due to the AM4 processor’s architecture.
y Always unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing or removing
the CPU.
y When installing a CPU, always remember to install a CPU heatsink. A CPU heatsink
is necessary to prevent overheating and maintain system stability.
y Confirm that the CPU heatsink has formed a tight seal with the CPU before booting
your system.
y Overheating can seriously damage the CPU and motherboard. Always make sure
the cooling fans work properly to protect the CPU from overheating. Be sure to
apply an even layer of thermal paste (or thermal tape) between the CPU and the
heatsink to enhance heat dissipation.
y If you purchased a separate CPU and heatsink/ cooler, Please refer to the
documentation in the heatsink/ cooler package for more details about installation.
y This motherboard is designed to support overclocking. Before attempting to
overclock, please make sure that all other system components can tolerate
overclocking. Any attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not
recommended. MSI® does not guarantee the damages or risks caused by
inadequate operation beyond product specifications.
Overview of Components
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DIMM Slots
DIMMA1
Channel A
DIMMA2
DIMMB1
Channel B
DIMMB2
Memory module installation recommendation
DIMMB2
DIMMA2
DIMMA2
DIMMB2
DIMMB1
DIMMA2
DIMMA1
Important
y Always insert memory modules in the DIMMA2 slot first.
y Due to chipset resource usage, the available capacity of memory will be a little less
than the amount of installed.
y Based on the processor specification, the Memory DIMM voltage below 1.35V is
suggested to protect the processor.
y Some memory modules may operate at a lower frequency than the marked value
when overclocking due to the memory frequency operates dependent on its
Serial Presence Detect (SPD). Go to BIOS and find the DRAM Frequency to set the
memory frequency if you want to operate the memory at the marked or at a higher
frequency.
y It is recommended to use a more efficient memory cooling system for full DIMMs
installation or overclocking.
y The stability and compatibility of installed memory module depend on installed CPU
and devices when overclocking.
y Due to AM4 CPU/memory controller official specification limitation, the frequency of
memory modules may operate lower than the marked value under the default state.
Please refer www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
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Overview of Components
PCI_E1~6: PCIe Expansion Slots
Processors
RYZEN Series
Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega
Graphics and A-series /
Athlon™ X4
Athlon™ with
Radeon™ Vega
Graphics
PCI_E1
PCIe 2.0 x1
PCIe 2.0 x1
PCIe 2.0 x1
PCI_E2
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x4
PCI_E3
PCIe 2.0 x1
PCIe 2.0 x1
PCIe 2.0 x1
PCI_E4
PCIe 3.0 x8
Unavailable
Unavailable
PCI_E5
PCIe 2.0 x1
PCIe 2.0 x1
PCIe 2.0 x1
PCI_E6
PCIe 2.0 x4
PCIe 2.0 x4
PCIe 2.0 x4
Slots
Multiple graphics cards installation recommendation (RYZEN series
processors)
x16
x8
x8
Important
y If you install a large and heavy
graphics card, you need to use a tool
such as MSI Gaming Series Graphics
Card Bolster to support its weight to
prevent deformation of the slot.
y For a single PCIe x16 expansion
card installation with optimum
performance, using the PCI_E2 slot
is recommended.
x8
x8
x4
y When adding or removing expansion
cards, always turn off the power
supply and unplug the power
supply power cable from the power
outlet. Read the expansion card’s
documentation to check for any
necessary additional hardware or
software changes.
Overview of Components
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PCIe bandwidth table
For RYZEN series processors
Slot
Single
2-Way
3-Way
PCI_E1
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E2
Gen 3.0 x 16*
Gen 3.0 x 8*
Gen 3.0 x 8*
PCI_E3
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E4
─
Gen 3.0 x 8*
Gen 3.0 x 8*
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E5
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E6
Gen 2.0
x4
Gen 2.0
x4
─
Gen 2.0
x4
Gen 2.0
x4
─
─
─
U2_1
Gen 3.0
x4
─
Gen 3.0
x4
─
Gen 3.0
x4
─
Gen 3.0
x4
─
Gen 3.0
x4
─
M2_1
─
Gen 3.0
x4
─
Gen 3.0
x4
─
Gen 3.0
x4
─
Gen 3.0
x4
─
Gen 3.0
x4
M2_2
─
─
Gen 2.0
x4
Gen 2.0
x4
─
─
Gen 2.0
x4
Gen 2.0
x4
(─: empty, *: graphics card)
Gen 2.0 x 4*
─
For A-series / Athlon™ X4 Processors
Slot
Single
2-Way
PCI_E1
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E2
Gen 3.0 x 8*
Gen 3.0 x 8*
PCI_E3
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E4
─
─
PCI_E5
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E6
Gen 2.0 x 4
U2_1
Gen 3.0 x 2
M2_1
─
M2_2
─
(─: empty, *: graphics card)
─
─
Gen 2.0 x 4*
─
─
─
Gen 3.0 x 2
Gen 3.0 x 2
Gen 2.0 x 4
Gen 2.0 x 4
Gen 3.0 x 2
Gen 3.0 x 2
─
Gen 2.0 x 1
─
Gen 2.0 x 4
Gen 3.0 x 2
─
─
For Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
Slot
Single
2-Way
PCI_E1
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E2
Gen 3.0 x 8*
Gen 3.0 x 4*
PCI_E3
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E4
─
─
PCI_E5
Gen 2.0 x 1
Gen 2.0 x 1
PCI_E6
Gen 2.0 x 4
Gen 2.0 x 4
U2_1
Gen 3.0 x 2
M2_1
─
─
M2_2
─
Gen 3.0 x 2
(─: empty, *: graphics card)
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─
─
─
Gen 2.0 x 4*
─
─
─
Gen 3.0 x 2
Gen 3.0 x 2
Gen 2.0 x 4
Gen 2.0 x 4
Gen 3.0 x 2
Gen 3.0 x 2
─
─
Installing SLI graphics cards
For power supply recommendations for SLI configurations, please refer to the user
guide of your graphics card to make sure you meet all the system requirements.
To install SLI graphics cards:
1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cord, install two graphics cards
into the PCI_E2 and PCI_E4 slots.
2. Connect the two cards together using the SLI Bridge Connector.
3. Connect all PCIe power connectors of the graphics cards.
4. Reconnect the power cord, power up the computer and install the drivers and
software included in your graphics card package.
5. Right-click the Windows desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel from the menu,
click on Configure SLI, Surround, PhysX in the left task pane and select Maximize
3D performance in the SLI configuration menu, and then click Apply.
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Installing the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth PCIe card
1. Install the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth PCIe card in a PCIe x1 slot.
2. Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB connector on the card.
3. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB 2.0 connector on the
motherboard.
4. Use the screw to secure the card.
5. Screw the antennas tight to the RP-SMA connectors on the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth PCIe
card as shown.
Wi-Fi/Bluetooth PCIe card
4
2
5
USB cable
1
5
3
Antennas
PCIe x1 slot
Important
Make sure all cables are properly connected.
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USB 2.0 connector
M2_1~2: M.2 Slots (Key M)
Using M.2 SHIELD FROZR
This motherboard has M.2 SHIELD FROZR on the M.2 slots
for heat dissipation from the M.2 modules. Before installing
the M.2 module for the first time, you need to remove
two screws, lift the M.2 SHIELD FROZR and remove the
protective films from the
thermal pads.
Installing M.2 module
4
1. Remove the screw from the base
screw.
2. Remove the base screw.
3. Tighten the base screw into
the hole of the distance to the
M.2 slot as the length your M.2
module.
1
3
30°
2
4. Insert your M.2 module into the
M.2 slot at a 30-degree angle.
5. Put the screw in the notch on the
trailing edge of your M.2 module and
tighten it into the base screw.
5
Video Demonstration
Watch the video to learn how to Install M.2 module.
http://youtu.be/JCTFABytrYA
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U2_1: U.2 Connector
This connector is a U.2 interface port, which can connect to PCIe 3.0 x4 (RYZEN series
processors) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors) NVMe storage
device.
Video Demonstration
Watch the video to learn how to Install
U.2 SSD. http://youtu.be/KgFvKDxymvw
Installing U.2 SSD
1. Connect the U.2 cable to the U.2 connector on the
motherboard.
2. Connect the U.2 cable to the U.2 SSD.
3. Connect the U.2 cable to power adapter cable.
U.2 SSD
2
U.2 Connector
1
3
U.2 Cable
Connect to power
adapter cable
Important
M2_1 slot will be unavailable when an U.2 SSD has been installed in the U2_1
connector.
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SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s Connectors
These connectors are SATA 6Gb/s interface ports. Each connector can connect to one
SATA device.
SATA4
SATA3
SATA2
SATA1
SATA6
SATA5
Important
y Please do not fold the SATA cable at a 90-degree angle. Data loss may result during
transmission otherwise.
y SATA cables have identical plugs on either sides of the cable. However, it is
recommended that the flat connector be connected to the motherboard for space
saving purposes.
M.2, SATA, U.2 & PCIe device combination table
Slots
Available connectors
SATA
✓
✓
PCIe
SATA
PCIe
SATA
M2_2
PCIe
PCIe
SATA
SATA
─
PCIe
─
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
U2_1
PCI_E6
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
─
─
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
─
─
─
✓
─
─
✓
✓
✓
✓
─
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
PCIe
─
M2_1
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
─
✓
✓
─
─
✓
✓
SATA
✓
─
✓
✓
─
✓
─
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
─
✓
✓
✓
(SATA: M.2 SATA SSD, PCIe: M.2 PCIe SSD, ✓: available, ─: unavailable)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
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M.2 slots with examples of various combination possibilities
2xM.2 PCIe SSDs + 6xSATA HDDs
1xM.2 PCIe SSD + 1xM.2 SATA SSD
+ 5xSATA HDDs + 1xU.2 SSD
SATA6
SATA2
SATA4
1xM.2 PCIe SSD + 1xM.2 SATA SSD
+ 5xSATA HDDs + 1xPCI_E6 device
SATA1
SATA5
SATA1
PCIe
SATA3
SATA6
SATA2
PCIe
PCIe
SATA4
SATA
SATA3
U2_1
2xM.2 SATA SSDs + 4xSATA HDDs
+ 1xU.2 SSD + 1xPCI_E6 device
SATA6
SATA2
SATA5
SATA
PCI_E6
SATA1
SATA6
SATA1
1xM.2 PCIe SSD + 6xSATA HDDs +
1xPCI_E6 device
SATA
SATA4
SATA
PCI_E6
SATA4
PCIe
SATA2
U2_1
1xM.2 PCIe SSD + 6xSATA HDDs +
1xU.2 SSD
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SATA6
SATA5
SATA2
SATA1
SATA4
SATA5
SATA1
PCIe
SATA3
SATA6
SATA2
PCI_E6
SATA4
PCIe
SATA3
U2_1
CPU_PWR1, ATX_PWR1: Power Connectors
These connectors allow you to connect an ATX power supply.
8
4
12
24
ATX_PWR1
1
13
5
1
CPU_PWR1
1
Ground
5
+12V
2
Ground
6
+12V
3
Ground
7
+12V
4
Ground
8
+12V
1
+3.3V
13
2
+3.3V
14
+3.3V
-12V
3
Ground
15
Ground
4
+5V
16
PS-ON#
5
Ground
17
Ground
6
+5V
18
Ground
7
Ground
19
Ground
8
PWR OK
20
Res
9
5VSB
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
Ground
Important
Make sure that all the power cables are securely connected to a proper ATX power
supply to ensure stable operation of the motherboard.
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JUSB1~2: USB 2.0 Connectors
These connectors allow you to connect USB 2.0 ports on the front panel.
2
10
1
9
1
VCC
2
VCC
3
USB0-
4
USB1-
5
USB0+
6
USB1+
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
No Pin
10
NC
Important
y Note that the VCC and Ground pins must be connected correctly to avoid possible
damage.
y In order to recharge your iPad,iPhone and iPod through USB ports, please install
MSI® SUPER CHARGER utility.
JUSB5: USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Connector
This connector allows you to connect USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C connector on the front
panel. The connector possesses a foolproof design. When you connecting the cable, be
sure to connect it in the correct orientation.
USB Type-C port on
the front panel
USB Type-C Cable
JUSB5
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JUSB3~4: USB 3.1 Gen1 Connectors
These connectors allow you to connect USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on the front panel.
1
10
20
11
10
11
JUSB4
JUSB3
1
Important
Note that the Power and
Ground pins must be
connected correctly to avoid
possible damage.
20
1
Power
11
USB2.0+
2
USB3_RX_DN
12
USB2.0-
3
USB3_RX_DP
13
Ground
4
Ground
14
USB3_TX_C_DP
5
USB3_TX_C_DN
15
USB3_TX_C_DN
6
USB3_TX_C_DP
16
Ground
7
Ground
17
USB3_RX_DP
8
USB2.0-
18
USB3_RX_DN
9
USB2.0+
19
Power
10
NC
20
No Pin
Charger Port
The JUSB4 connector is a charger port which can increase USB power output for fast
charging your smartphone or USB-powered devices. The Charger Port is hardware
controlled by motherboard chip, it can still charge your device in suspend, hibernate
state or even shutdown states. However, when you boot the computer into Windows®,
you will need to install the MSI® SUPER CHARGER application to turn ON/OFF the
Charging mode.
Video Demonstration
Watch the video to learn how to charge the smartphone with SuperCharge.
http://youtu.be/FCyvjr5NbOw
Important
When the Charging mode is enabled, the Charger Port data syncing will be disabled.
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CPU_FAN1, PUMP_FAN1, SYS_FAN1~4: Fan Connectors
Fan connectors can be classified as PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Mode or DC
Mode. PWM Mode fan connectors provide constant 12V output and adjust fan speed
with speed control signal. DC Mode fan connectors control fan speed by changing
voltage. When you plug a 3-pin (Non-PWM) fan to a fan connector in PWM mode, the
fan speed will always maintain at 100%, which might create a lot of noise. CPU_FAN1
and PUMP_FAN1 can automatically detect PWM and DC mode. You can follow the
instruction below to adjust the fan connector to PWM or DC Mode.
Default Auto Mode fan connector
1
CPU_FAN1
Default PWM Mode fan connector
1
PUMP_FAN1
Default DC Mode fan connectors
1
1
SYS_FAN2
SYS_FAN1/ SYS_FAN3/ SYS_FAN4
Switching fan mode and adjusting fan speed
You can switch between PWM mode and DC mode and adjust fan speed in BIOS >
HARDWARE MONITOR.
Select PWM ,DC or Auto mode
There are gradient points of the fan speed that allow you to adjust
fan speed in relation to CPU temperature.
Important
Make sure fans are working properly after switching the PWM/ DC mode.
Pin definition of fan connectors
PWM Mode pin definition
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DC Mode pin definition
1
Ground
2
+12V
1
Ground
2
Voltage Control
3
Sense
4
Speed Control Signal
3
Sense
4
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JAUD1: Front Audio Connector
This connector allows you to connect audio jacks on the front panel.
2
10
1
9
1
MIC L
2
Ground
3
MIC R
4
NC
MIC Detection
5
Head Phone R
6
7
SENSE_SEND
8
No Pin
9
Head Phone L
10
Head Phone Detection
JCI1: Chassis Intrusion Connector
This connector allows you to connect the chassis intrusion switch cable.
Normal
(default)
Trigger the chassis
intrusion event
Using chassis intrusion detector
1. Connect the JCI1 connector to the chassis intrusion switch/ sensor on the chassis.
2. Close the chassis cover.
3. Go to BIOS > Settings > Security > Chassis Intrusion Configuration.
4. Set Chassis Intrusion to Enabled.
5. Press F10 to save and exit and then press the Enter key to select Yes.
6. Once the chassis cover is opened again, a warning message will be displayed on
screen when the computer is turned on.
Resetting the chassis intrusion warning
1. Go to BIOS > Settings > Security > Chassis Intrusion Configuration.
2. Set Chassis Intrusion to Reset.
3. Press F10 to save and exit and then press the Enter key to select Yes.
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JFP1, JFP2: Front Panel Connectors
These connectors connect to the switches and LEDs on the front panel.
2
10
1
9
JFP1
1
JFP2
1
HDD LED +
2
3
HDD LED -
4
Power LED +
Power LED -
5
Reset Switch
6
Power Switch
7
Reset Switch
8
Power Switch
9
Reserved
10
No Pin
1
Speaker -
2
Buzzer +
3
Buzzer -
4
Speaker +
JTPM1: TPM Module Connector
This connector is for TPM (Trusted Platform Module). Please refer to the TPM security
platform manual for more details and usages.
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Overview of Components
2
14
1
13
1
LPC Clock
2
3V Standby power
3
LPC Reset
4
3.3V Power
5
LPC address & data pin0
6
Serial IRQ
7
LPC address & data pin1
8
5V Power
9
LPC address & data pin2
10
No Pin
11
LPC address & data pin3
12
Ground
13
LPC Frame
14
Ground
JBAT1: Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper
There is CMOS memory onboard that is external powered from a battery located on
the motherboard to save system configuration data. If you want to clear the system
configuration, set the jumpers to clear the CMOS memory.
Keep Data
(default)
Clear CMOS/
Reset BIOS
Resetting BIOS to default values
1. Power off the computer but DO NOT unplug the power cord (system under S5/
Soft-off mode)
2. Use a jumper cap to short JBAT1 for about 5-10 seconds.
3. Remove the jumper cap from JBAT1.
4. Power on the computer.
FLASHB1: BIOS FLASHBACK+ Button
This button is used to activate the BIOS FLASHBACK+ function. Please refer to page 52
for Updating BIOS with BIOS FLASHBACK+.
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JLED1: RGB LED connector
These connectors allow you to connect the 5050 RGB LED strips.
1
1
+12V
2
G
3
R
4
B
1
Extension cable
5050 LED strip
JLED1
Video Demonstration
Watch the video to learn how to install 5050 RGB LED strips to RGB LED
connector.
https://youtu.be/CqNHyADzd2Q
Important
y This connector supports 5050 multi-color LED strips with the maximum power
rating of 3A (12V). Please keeping the LED strip shorter than 2 meters to prevent
dimming.
y Always turn off the power supply and unplug the power cord from the power outlet
before installing or removing the LED strip.
y Please use GAMING APP to control the extended LED strip.
LED light effect demonstration components
These components are used by retailers to demonstrate onboard LED light effects.
DEMOLED1 - Change LED light effects
JSEL1 - Short: press DEMOLED1 will change color
Open: press DEMOLED1 will change effects
JPWRLED1 - LED power input
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Onboard LEDs
DIMM LEDs
These LEDs indicate the memory modules are installed.
XMP LED
This LED indicates the A-XMP (AMD-Extreme Memory Profile) mode is enabled.
DIMM LEDs
XMP LED
GPU LED
This LED indicates the CPU’s iGPU is not detected and you need to install a graphics
card.
GPU LED
PCIe x16 slot LEDs
These LEDs indicate the PCIe x16 slots status.
LED Color
PCIe slot status
Red
x16 mode
White
x8, x4, x1 mode
PCI_E2 LED
PCI_E4 LED
PCI_E6 LED
Onboard LEDs
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Fan LEDs
These LEDs indicate the fan control mode.
PUMP_FAN1 LED
CPU_FAN1 LED
LED Color
Fan control mode
Red
PWM mode
Green
DC mode
EZ Debug LED
These LEDs indicate the debug status of the motherboard.
CPU - indicates CPU is not detected or fail.
DRAM - indicates DRAM is not detected or fail.
VGA - indicates GPU is not detected or fail.
BOOT - indicates the booting device is not detected
or fail.
BIOS FLASHBACK+ LED
BIOS FLASHBACK+ LED indicates BIOS flash is in progress.
BIOS FLASHBACK+ LED
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Onboard LEDs
Debug Code LED
The Debug Code LED displays progress and error codes during and after POST. Refer
to the Debug Code LED table for details.
Debug Code LED
Hexadecimal Character Table
Hexadecimal
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
Debug Code
LED display
0123456789ABCDEF
Boot Phases
Security (SEC) – initial low-level initialization
Pre-EFI Initialization (PEI) – memory initialization
Driver Execution Environment (DXE) – main hardware initialization
Boot Device Selection (BDS) – system setup, pre-OS user interface & selecting a
bootable device (CD/DVD, HDD, USB, Network, Shell, …)
Debug Code LED Table
SEC Progress Codes
01
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/
hard)
02
AP initialization before microcode loading
03
System Agent initialization before
microcode loading
04
PCH initialization before microcode
loading
06
Microcode loading
07
AP initialization after microcode loading
08
System Agent initialization after
microcode loading
09
PCH initialization after microcode loading
0B
Cache initialization
SEC Error Codes
0C - 0D
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
0E
Microcode not found
0F
Microcode not loaded
PEI Progress Codes
10
PEI Core is started
11
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
12 - 14
Pre-memory CPU initialization (CPU
module specific)
15
Pre-memory System Agent initialization
is started
16 - 18
Pre-Memory System Agent initialization
(System Agent module specific)
19
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
Onboard LEDs
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1A - 1C
2B
Pre-memory PCH initialization (PCH
module specific)
Memory initialization. Serial Presence
Detect (SPD) data reading
2C
Memory initialization. Memory presence
detection
2D
Memory initialization. Programming
memory timing information
2E
Memory initialization. Configuring
memory
2F
Memory initialization (other)
31
Memory Installed
32
CPU post-memory initialization is started
33
CPU post-memory initialization. Cache
initialization
34
CPU post-memory initialization.
Application Processor(s) (AP)
initialization
35
CPU post-memory initialization. Boot
Strap Processor (BSP) selection
36
CPU post-memory initialization. System
Management Mode (SMM) initialization
37
Post-Memory System Agent initialization
is started
System Agent DXE initialization (System
Agent module specific)
70
PCH DXE initialization is started
71
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
72
PCH devices initialization
73 - 77
PCH DXE Initialization (PCH module
specific)
78
ACPI module initialization
79
CSM initialization
7A - 7F
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
90
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is
started
91
Driver connecting is started
92
PCI Bus initialization is started
93
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
94
PCI Bus Enumeration 32
95
PCI Bus Request Resources
96
PCI Bus Assign Resources
97
Console Output devices connect
98
Console input devices connect
99
Super IO Initialization
38 - 3A
Post-Memory System Agent initialization
(System Agent module specific)
9A
USB initialization is started
3B
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
9B
USB Reset
Post-Memory PCH initialization (PCH
module specific)
9C
USB Detect
9D
USB Enable
3C - 3E
4F
DXE IPL is started
PEI Error Codes
4B
Memory not installed (For Summit CPU)
E0
Memory not installed (For Bristol CPU)
DXE Progress Codes
60
61
62
63
DXE Core is started
NVRAM initialization
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
CPU DXE initialization is started
9E -9F
Reserved for future AMI codes
A0
IDE initialization is started
A1
IDE Reset
A2
IDE Detect
A3
IDE Enable
A4
SCSI initialization is started
A5
SCSI Reset
A6
SCSI Detect
A7
SCSI Enable
A8
Setup Verifying Password
CPU DXE initialization (CPU module
specific)
A9
Start of Setup
AB
Setup Input Wait
68
PCI host bridge initialization
AD
Ready To Boot event
69
System Agent DXE initialization is started
AE
Legacy Boot event
6A
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is
started
AF
Exit Boot Services event
64 - 67
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6B - 6F
Onboard LEDs
B0
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin
B1
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
B2
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
B3
System Reset
B4
USB hot plug
B5
PCI bus hot plug
B6
Clean-up of NVRAM
B7
Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM
settings)
B8 - BF
Reserved for future AMI codes
DXE Error Codes
D0
CPU initialization error
D1
System Agent initialization error
D2
PCH initialization error
D3
Some of the Architectural Protocols are
not available
D4
PCI resource allocation error. Out of
Resources
D5
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
D6
No Console Output Devices are found
D7
No Console Input Devices are found
D8
Invalid password
D9
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage
returned error)
DA
Boot Option is failed (StartImage
returned error)
DB
Flash update is failed
DC
Reset protocol is not available
S3 Resume Progress Codes
E0
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is
called by the DXE IPL)
E1
S3 Boot Script execution
E2
Video repost
E3
OS S3 wake vector call
E4 - E7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
S3 Resume Error Codes
E8
S3 Resume Failed
E9
S3 Resume PPI not Found
EA
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
EB
EC - EF
S3 OS Wake Error
Reserved for future AMI error codes
Recovery Progress Codes
F0
Recovery condition triggered by firmware
(Auto recovery)
F1
Recovery condition triggered by user
(Forced recovery)
F2
Recovery process started
F3
Recovery firmware image is found
F4
Recovery firmware image is loaded
F5 - F7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
Recovery Error Codes
F8
Recovery PPI is not available
F9
Recovery capsule is not found
FA
Invalid recovery capsule
FB - FF
Reserved for future AMI error codes
ACPI States Codes
The following codes appear after booting
and the operating system into ACPI
modes.
01
System is entering S1 sleep state
02
System is entering S2 sleep state
03
System is entering S3 sleep state
04
System is entering S4 sleep state
05
System is entering S5 sleep state
10
System is waking up from the S1 sleep
state
20
System is waking up from the S2 sleep
state
30
System is waking up from the S3 sleep
state
40
System is waking up from the S4 sleep
state
AC
System has transitioned into ACPI mode.
Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
AA
System has transitioned into ACPI mode.
Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
Onboard LEDs
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BIOS Setup
The default settings offer the optimal performance for system stability in normal
conditions. You should always keep the default settings to avoid possible system
damage or failure booting unless you are familiar with BIOS.
Important
y BIOS items are continuously update for better system performance. Therefore,
the description may be slightly different from the latest BIOS and should be for
reference only. You could also refer to the HELP information panel for BIOS item
description.
y The pictures in this chapter are for reference only and may vary from the product
you purchased.
Entering BIOS Setup
Press Delete key, when the Press DEL key to enter Setup Menu, F11 to enter Boot
Menu message appears on the screen during the boot process.
Function key
F1:
General Help
F2:
Add/ Remove a favorite item
F3:
Enter Favorites menu
F4:
Enter CPU Specifications menu
F5:
Enter Memory-Z menu
F6:
Load optimized defaults
F7:
Switch between Advanced mode and EZ mode
F8:
Load Overclocking Profile
F9:
Save Overclocking Profile
F10: Save Change and Reset*
F12: Take a screenshot and save it to USB flash drive (FAT/ FAT32 format only).
* When you press F10, a confirmation window appears and it provides the modification
information. Select between Yes or No to confirm your choice.
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Resetting BIOS
You might need to restore the default BIOS setting to solve certain problems. There are
several ways to reset BIOS:
y Go to BIOS and press F6 to load optimized defaults.
y Short the Clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard.
Important
Be sure the computer is off before clearing CMOS data. Please refer to the Clear
CMOS jumper section for resetting BIOS.
Updating BIOS
Updating BIOS with M-FLASH
Before updating:
Please download the latest BIOS file that matches your motherboard model from MSI
website. And then save the BIOS file into the USB flash drive.
Updating BIOS:
1. Press Del key to enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2. Insert the USB flash drive that contains the update file into the computer.
3. Select the M-FLASH tab and click on Yes to reboot the system and enter the flash
mode.
4. Select a BIOS file to perform the BIOS update process.
5. After the flashing process is 100% completed, the system will reboot
automatically.
Updating the BIOS with Live Update 6
Before updating:
Make sure the LAN driver is already installed and the Internet connection is set
properly.
Updating BIOS:
1. Install and launch MSI LIVE UPDATE 6.
2. Select BIOS Update.
3. Click on Scan button.
4. Click on Download icon to download and install the latest BIOS file.
5. Click Next and choose In Windows mode. And then click Next and Start to start
updating BIOS.
6. After the flashing process is 100% completed, the system will restart
automatically.
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Updating BIOS with BIOS FLASHBACK+
Before updating:
Please download the latest BIOS file that matches your motherboard model from MSI®
website and rename the BIOS file to MSI.ROM. And then, save the MSI.ROM file to the
root of USB flash drive.
Using FLASHBACK+ button:
1. Connect power supply to ATX_PWR1 and CPU_PWR1. (No other components are
necessary but power supply.)
2. Plug the USB flash drive that contains the MSI.ROM file into the BIOS
FLASHBACK+ port on rear I/O panel.
3. Press the BIOS FLASHBACK+ button to flash BIOS, and the BIOS FLASHBACK+
LED starts flashing.
4. After the flashing BIOS process is 100% completed, the BIOS FLASHBACK+ LED
stops flashing and be off.
Important
Only the FAT32 format USB flash drive supports updating BIOS by BIOS FLASHBACK+.
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EZ Mode
At EZ mode, it provides the basic system information and allows you to configure the
basic setting. To configure the advanced BIOS settings, please enter the Advanced
Mode by pressing the Setup Mode switch or F7 function key.
Setup Mode switch
Screenshot
Search
Language
System
information
GAME BOOST
switch
Boot device
priority bar
Information
display
M-Flash
Favorites
Hardware
Monitor
Function
buttons
y GAME BOOST switch - GAME BOOST switch - click on the center button to switch
GAME BOOST control between software (SW) and hardware (HW) . The inner circle
represents the current stage of hardware GAME BOOST and the outer circle stands
for software. You can read the abilities of GAME Boost by clicking on the question
mark in the right-bottom corner.
Important
Please don’t make any changes in OC menu and don’t load defaults to keep the
optimal performance and system stability after activating the GAME Boost function.
y Setup Mode switch - press this tab or the F7 key to switch between Advanced mode
and EZ mode.
y Screenshot - click on this tab or the F12 key to take a screenshot and save it to USB
flash drive (FAT/ FAT32 format only).
y Search - click on this tab or the Ctrl+F keys and the search page will show. It allows
you to search by BIOS item name, enter the item name to find the item listing. Move
the mouse over a blank space and right click the mouse to exit search page.
Important
In search page, only the F6, F10 and F12 function keys are available.
y Language - allows you to select the language of BIOS setup.
y System information - shows the CPU/ DDR speed, CPU/ MB temperature, MB/ CPU
type, memory size, CPU/ DDR voltage, BIOS version and build date.
y Boot device priority bar - you can move the device icons to change the boot priority.
The boot priority from high to low is left to right.
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y Information display - click on the CPU, Memory, Storage, Fan Info and Help
buttons on left side to display related information.
y Function buttons - enable or disable the LAN Option ROM, HD audio controller,
AHCI, RAID, CPU Fan Fail Warning Control and BIOS Log Review by clicking on their
respective button.
Important
y During windows setup, the RAID driver may be required and you can find the RAID
driver in MSI Driver Disc.
y You can use MSI SMART TOOL to build the Windows® 7/ 10 installation drive that
includes RAID driver.
y If your system currently boots to M.2 SSD RAID and you delete the RAID volume in
the UEFI BIOS, your system will become un-bootable.
y M-Flash - click on this button to display the M-Flash menu that provides the way to
update BIOS with a USB flash drive.
y Hardware Monitor - click on this button to display the Hardware Monitor menu that
allows you to manually control the fan speed by percentage.
y Favorites - press the Favorites tab or the F3 key to enter Favorites menu. It
allows you to create personal BIOS menu where you can save and access favorite/
frequently-used BIOS setting items.
ƒ Default HomePage - allows you to select a BIOS menu (e.g. SETTINGS, OC...,etc)
as the BIOS home page.
ƒ Favorite1~5 - allows you to add the frequently-used/ favorite BIOS setting items in
one page.
ƒ To add a BIOS item to a favorite page (Favorite 1~5)
1.
Move the mouse over a BIOS item not only on BIOS menu but also on search
page.
2.
Right-click or press F2 key.
3.
Choose a favorite page and click on OK.
ƒ To delete a BIOS item from favorite page
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1.
Move the mouse over a BIOS item on favorite page (Favorite 1~5)
2.
Right-click or press F2 key.
3.
Choose Delete and click on OK.
BIOS Setup
Advanced Mode
Press Setup Mode switch or F7 function key can switch between EZ Mode and
Advanced Mode in BIOS setup.
Setup Mode switch
Screenshot
Search
Language
System
information
GAME BOOST
switch
Boot device
priority bar
BIOS menu
selection
BIOS menu
selection
Menu display
y GAME BOOST switch/ Setup Mode switch/ Screenshot/ Favorites/ Language/
System information/ Boot device priority bar - please refer to the descriptions of
EZ Mode Overview section.
y BIOS menu selection - the following options are available:
ƒ SETTINGS - allows you to specify the parameters for chipset and boot devices.
ƒ OC - allows you to adjust the frequency and voltage. Increasing the frequency may
get better performance.
ƒ M-FLASH - provides the way to update BIOS with a USB flash drive.
ƒ OC PROFILE - allows you to manage overclocking profiles.
ƒ HARDWARE MONITOR - allows you to set the speeds of fans and monitor voltages
of system.
ƒ BOARD EXPLORER - provides the information of installed devices on this
motherboard.
y Menu display - provides BIOS setting items and information to be configured.
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SETTINGS
System Status
f System Date
Sets the system date. Use tab key to switch between date elements.
The format is <day> <month> <date> <year>.
<day>
Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Read-only.
<month>
The month from Jan. through Dec.
<date>
The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.
<year>
The year can be adjusted by users.
f System Time
Sets the system time. Use tab key to switch between time elements.
The time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
f SATA PortX
Shows the information of connected SATA devices.
Important
If the connected SATA device is not displayed, turn off computer and re-check SATA
cable and power cable connections of the device and motherboard.
f System Information
Shows detailed system information, including CPU type, BIOS version, and Memory
(read only).
f DMI Information
Shows system information, desktop Board Information and chassis Information. (Read
only).
Advanced
f ACPI Settings
Sets ACPI parameters of onboard power LED behaviors. Press Enter to enter the submenu.
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fPower LED [Blinking]
Sets shining behaviors of the onboard Power LED.
[Dual Color]
The power LED turns to another color to indicate the S3 state.
[Blinking]
The power LED blinks to indicate the S3 state.
f Integrated Peripherals
Sets integrated peripherals’parameters, such as LAN, HDD, USB and audio. Press
Enter to enter the sub-menu.
fOnboard LAN Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard LAN controller.
fLAN Option ROM [Disabled]
Enables or disables the legacy network Boot Option ROM for detailed settings. This
item will appear when Onboard LAN Controller is enabled.
[Enabled]
Enables the onboard LAN Boot ROM.
[Disabled]
Disables the onboard LAN Boot ROM.
fNetwork Stack [Disabled]
Sets UEFI network stack for optimizing IPv4 / IPv6 function. This item is available
when Onboard LAN Controller is Enabled.
[Enabled]
Enables UEFI network stack.
[Disabled]
Disables UEFI network stack.
fIpv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
When Enabled, the system UEFI network stack will support Ipv4 protocol. This item
will appear when Network Stack is Enabled.
[Enabled] Enables the Ipv4 PXE boot support.
[Disabled] Disables the Ipv4 PXE boot support.
fIpv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
When Enabled, the system UEFI network stack will support Ipv6 protocol. This item
will appear when Network Stack is enabled.
[Enabled] Enables the Ipv6 PXE boot support.
[Disabled] Disables the Ipv6 PXE boot support.
fSATA Mode [AHCI Mode]
Sets the operation mode of the onboard SATA controller.
[AHCI Mode] Specify the AHCI mode for SATA storage devices. AHCI (Advanced
Host Controller Interface) offers some advanced features to enhance
the speed and performance of SATA storage device, such as Native
Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-plugging.
[RAID Mode] Enables RAID function for SATA storage devices.
fSATAx Hot Plug [Disabled]
Allows user to enable or disable the SATA hot plug support.
[Enabled]
Enables hot plug support for the SATA ports.
[Disabled]
Disables hot plug support for the SATA ports.
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fHD Audio Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard High Definition Audio controller.
f USB Configuration
Sets the onboard USB controller and device function. Press Enter to enter the submenu.
fXHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Enables or disables XHCI hand-off support.
[Enabled]
Enables this item when installing the operating system which does
not support USB 3.0.
[Disabled]
Disables XHCI hand-off support.
fLegacy USB Support [Enabled]
Sets Legacy USB function support.
[Auto]
The system will automatically detect if any USB device is connected
and enable the legacy USB support.
[Enabled]
Enable the USB support under legacy mode.
[Disabled]
The USB devices will be unavailable under legacy mode.
f Super IO Configuration
Sets system Super I/O chip parameters including LPT and COM ports. Press Enter to
enter the sub-menu.
fSerial (COM) Port x Configuration
Sets detailed configuration of serial(COM) port x. Press Enter to enter the submenu.
fSerial (COM) Port x [Enabled]
Enables or disables serial (COM) port x.
fSerial (COM) Port x Settings [Auto]
Sets serial port x (COM). If set to Auto, BIOS will optimize the IRQ automatically or
you can set it manually.
f Power Management Setup
Sets system Power Management of EuP Ready and AC Power Loss behaviors. Press
Enter to enter the sub-menu.
fErP Ready [Disabled]
Enables or disables the system power consumption optimum according to ErP
regulation.
[Enabled]
Optimize the system power consumption according to ErP
regulation. It will not support S4 & S5 wake up by USB, PCI and PCIe
devices.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fRestore after AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Sets the system behaviors while encountering the AC power loss.
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[Power Off]
Leaves the system in power off state after restoring AC power.
[Power On]
Boot up the system after restoring AC power.
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[Last State]
Restores the system to the previous state (power on/ power off)
before AC power loss.
fSystem Power Fault Protection [Disabled]
Enables or disables the system to boot up when detecting abnormal voltage input.
[Enabled]
Protect the system from unexpected power operating and remain
the shut down status.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
f Windows OS Configuration
Sets Windows 8/ 8.1 detailed configuration and behaviors. Press Enter to enter the
sub-menu.
fWindows 10 WHQL Support [Disabled]
Enables the supports for Windows 10 or disables for other operating systems.
Before enabling this item, make sure all installed devices & utilities (hardware &
software) should meet the Windows 10 requirements.
[Enabled]
The system will switch to UEFI mode to meet the Windows
requirement.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fInternal GOP Configuration
Manages the onboard Graphics Output Protocol (GOP). Press Enter to enter
the sub-menu. This sub-menu will appear when Windows 10 WHQL Support is
enabled.
fSecure Boot
Sets the Windows secure boot to prevent the unauthorized accessing. Press Enter
to enter the sub-menu. This sub-menu will appear when Windows 10 WHQL
Support is enabled.
fSecure Boot Control [Disabled]
Enables or disables secure boot control.
[Enabled]
Enables the secure boot function and allows you to set the secure
boot settings.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fSecure Boot Mode [Standard]
Selects the secure boot mode. This item is to select how the secure boot keys be
loaded. This item appears when Secure Boot Control is enabled.
[Standard]
The system will automatically load the secure keys from BIOS.
[Custom]
Allows user to configure the secure boot settings and manually load
the secure keys.
fKey Management
Manages the secure boot keys. Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. This sub-menu
will appear when Secure Boot Mode sets to [Custom].
f Wake Up Event Setup
Sets system wake up behaviors for different sleep modes. Press Enter to enter the
sub-menu.
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fWake Up Event By [BIOS]
Selects the wake up event by BIOS or operating system.
[BIOS]
Activates the following items, set wake up events of these items.
[OS]
The wake up events will be defined by OS.
fResume By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Disables or enables the system wake up by RTC Alarm.
[Enabled]
Enables the system to boot up on a scheduled time/ date.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fDate (of month) Alarm/ Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
Sets RTC alarm date/ Time. If Resume By RTC Alarm is set to [Enabled], the system
will automatically resume (boot up) on a specified date/hour/minute/second in
these fields (using the + and - keys to select the date & time settings).
fResume By PCI-E Device [Disabled]
Enables or disables the wake up function of installed PCI/ PCI-E expansion cards,
integrated LAN controllers or USB devices which are supported by third party
integrated chips.
[Enabled]
Enables the system to be awakened from the power saving modes
when activity or input signal of PCI/ PCIe device is detected.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fResume by USB Device [Disabled]
Disables or enables system wake up from S3/S4 by USB device.
[Enabled]
Enables the system to be awakened from sleep state when activity of
USB device is detected.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fResume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
Enables or disables the system wake up by PS/2 mouse.
[Enabled]
Enables the system to be awakened from S3/ S4/ S5 state when
activity of PS/2 mouse is detected.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fResume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Enables or disables the system wake up by PS/2 keyboard.
[Any Key]
Enables the system to be awakened from S3/ S4/ S5 state when
activity of any key on PS/2 keyboard is detected.
[Hot Key]
Enables the system to be awakened from S3/ S4/ S5 state when
activity of hot key on PS/2 keyboard is detected.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fHot Key [Ctrl+Space]
Selects a combination of keys as a hot key to wake the system. This item appears
when you set the Resume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 Keyboard to Hot Key.
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f Secure Erase+
Enables or disables Secure Erase+ function. Secure Erase+ is the best way to
effectively wipe all data from a SSD. Please note that data of SSD will be erased after
enabling Secure Erase+.
Boot
Sets the sequence of system boot devices.
f Full Screen Logo Display [Enabled]
Enables or disables to show the full screen logo while system POST.
[Enabled]
Shows the logo in full screen.
[Disabled]
Shows the POST messages.
f Bootup NumLock State [On]
Select the keyboard NumLock state upon bootup.
f Info Block effect [Unlock]
Sets the state of Help information block.
[Unlock]
Sliding effect.
[Lock]
Fix the Help information block on the screen.
f AUTO CLR_CMOS [Disabled]
Enables or disables the CMOS data to be resumed automatically when the system
cannot boot to OS and reboot repeatedly.
f Boot Mode Select [LEGACY+UEFI]
Sets the system boot mode from legacy or UEFI architecture depending on OS
installation requirement. This item will become un-selectable and will be configured
automatically by BIOS when Windows 8.1/ 10 WHQL Support is enabled.
[UEFI]
Enables UEFI BIOS boot mode support only.
[LEGACY+UEFI]
Enables both Legacy BIOS boot mode and UEFI BIOS boot
mode.
f FIXED BOOT ORDER Priorities
Sets device priority for system boot.
f Boot Option Priorities
These items are used to prioritize the installed boot devices.
Security
f Administrator Password
Sets administrator password for system security. User has full rights to change the
BIOS items with administrator password. After setting the administrator password, the
state of this item will show Installed.
f User Password
Sets User Password for system security. User has limited rights to change the BIOS
items with user password. This item will be available when administrator password is
set. After setting the user password, the state of this item will show Installed.
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f Password Check [Setup]
Selects a condition that will request the password.
[Setup]
A password will be requested for entering the BIOS Setup.
[Boot]
A password will be requested for booting the system.
f Password Clear [Enabled]
Enables or disables the clear CMOS behavior to clear a set password.
[Enabled]
The password will be erased after clear CMOS.
[Disabled]
The password will always be kept.
Important
When selecting the Administrator / User Password items, a password box will appear
on the screen. Type the password then press Enter. The password typed now will
replace any previous set password from CMOS memory. You will be prompted to
confirm the password. You may also press Esc key to abort the selection.
To clear a set password, press Enter when you are prompted to enter a new password.
A message will confirm the password is being disabled. Once the password is disabled,
you can enter the setup and OS without authorization.
f Trusted Computing
Sets TPM (Trusted Platform Module) function.
fSecurity Device Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables the TPM function to build the endorsement key for accessing
the system.
fAMD fTPM switch [AMD CPU fTPM]
Selects TPM device.
[AMD CPU fTPM]
It's for AMD Firmware TPM.
[AMD CPU fTPM Disabled] It's for Discrete TPM (Software TPM).
fDevice Select [Auto]
Sets the version of the TPM device. The version must be identical with the device.
Sets to Auto, system will detect the TPM model automatically. This item appears
when you set the AMD fTPM switch to AMD CPU fTPM Disabled.
fTPM State [Enabled]
Enables or disables the TPM support. Reboot the system to apply the change.
fPending operation [None]
Sets the action of pending TPM operation.
[None]
Discard the selelction
[TPM Clear]
Clear all data secured by TPM.
f Chassis Intrusion Configuration
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu.
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fChassis Intrusion [Disabled]
Enables or disables recording messages while the chassis is opened. This function
is ready for the chassis equips a chassis intrusion switch.
[Enabled]
Once the chassis is opened, the system will record and issue a
warning message.
[Reset]
Clear the warning message. After clearing the message, please
return to Enabled or Disabled.
[Disabled]
Disables this funcion.
Save & Exit
f Discard Changes and Exit
Exit BIOS setup without saving any change.
f Save Changes and Reboot
Save all changes and reboot the system.
f Save Changes
Save current changes.
f Discard Changes
Discard all changes and restore to the previous values.
f Restore Defaults
Restore or load all default values.
f Boot Override
The installed boot-able devices will appear on this menu, you can select one of them to
be the boot device.
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OC
Important
y Overclocking your PC manually is only recommended for advanced users.
y Overclocking is not guaranteed, and if done improperly, it could void your warranty
or severely damage your hardware.
y If you are unfamiliar with overclocking, we advise you to use GAME BOOST function
for easy overclocking.
y The BIOS items in OC menu will vary with the processor.
f OC Explore Mode [Normal]
Enables or disables to show the normal or expert version of OC settings.
[Normal]
Provides the regular OC settings in BIOS setup.
[Expert]
Provides the advanced OC settings for OC expert to configure in BIOS
setup.
Note: We use * as the symbol for the OC settings of Expert mode.
f CPU Ratio [Auto]
Sets the CPU ratio that is used to determine CPU clock speed. This item can only be
changed if the processor supports this function.
f Core Performance Boost [Auto]
Enables or disables the Core Performance Boost (CPB). This item appears when the
installed CPU supports this function.
f Downcore Control [Auto] (optional)
Sets the number of processor cores to be used. This item appears when the installed
CPU supports this function.
f A-XMP [Disabled]
Please enable A-XMP or select a profile of memory module for overclocking the
memory. This item will be available when the installed memory modules, processor
and motherboard support this function.
f DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Sets the DRAM frequency. Please note the overclocking behavior is not guaranteed.
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f Memory Try It ! [Disabled]
It can improve memory compatibility or performance by choosing optimized memory
preset.
f Memory Retry Count [5]
Sets counts for memory OC retrying. When memory OC has failed, setting this item
as [5] will allow system to reboot 5 times with the same overclocked configuration. If
overclocking has failed every time, the system will restore the defaults.
f Advanced DRAM Configuration (optional)
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. User can set the memory timing for each/ all
memory channel. The system may become unstable or unbootable after changing
memory timing. If it occurs, please clear the CMOS data and restore the default
settings. (Refer to the Clear CMOS jumper/ button (optional) section to clear the CMOS
data, and enter the BIOS to load the default settings.)
f DigitALL Power
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. Controls the digital powers related to CPU PWM.
fCPU Loadline Calibration Control [Auto]
The CPU voltage will decrease proportionally according to CPU loading. Higher
load-line calibration could get higher voltage and good overclocking performance,
but increase the temperature of the CPU and VRM. If set to Auto, BIOS will
configure this setting automatically.
fCPU Over Voltage Protection [Auto]
Sets the voltage limit for CPU over-voltage protection. If set to Auto, BIOS will
configure this setting automatically. Higher voltage provides less protection and
may damage the system.
fCPU Under Voltage Protection [Auto]
Sets the voltage limit for CPU under-voltage protection. If set to Auto, BIOS will
configure this setting automatically. Higher voltage provides less protection and
may damage the system.
fCPU Over Current Protection [Auto]
Sets the current limit for CPU over-current protection. If set to Auto, BIOS will
configure this setting 0utomatically.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enhanced]
Extends the current range for over-current protection.
fCPU Switching Frequency [Auto]
Sets the PWM working speed to stabilize CPU Core voltage and minimize ripple
range. Increasing the PWM working speed will cause higher temperature of
MOSFET. So please make sure a cooling solution is well-prepared for MOSFET
before you increase the value. If set to Auto, BIOS will configure this setting
automatically.
fCPU VRM Over Temperature Protection [Auto]
Sets the temperature limit on CPU VRM for over-temperature protection. The CPU
frequency may be throttled when CPU temperature over the specified temperature.
If set to Auto, BIOS will configure this settings.
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fCPU Power Duty Control [Thermal Balance]
Sets the current of every VRM phase and the thermal conditions of every phase
component.
[Thermal Balance] Maintains the VRM thermal balance.
[Current Balance] Maintains the current VRM balance.
fCPU NB Loadline Calibration Control [Auto]
The CPU-NB voltage will decrease proportionally according to CPU-NB loading.
Higher load-line calibration could get higher voltage and good overclocking
performance, but increase the temperature. If set to Auto, BIOS will configure this
setting automatically.
fCPU NB Over Current Protection [Auto]
Sets the current limit for CPU-NB over-current protection. If set to Auto, BIOS will
configure this setting 0utomatically.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enhanced]
Extends the current range for over-current protection.
fCPU NB Switching Frequency [Auto]
Sets the PWM working speed to stabilize CPU-NB voltage and minimize ripple
range. Increasing the PWM working speed will cause higher temperature of
MOSFET. So please make sure a cooling solution is well-prepared for MOSFET
before you increase the value. If set to Auto, BIOS will configure this setting
automatically.
fCPU NB Power Duty Control [Thermal Balance]
Sets the current of CPU-NB VRM phase and the thermal conditions of every phase
component.
[Thermal Balance] Maintains the VRM thermal balance.
[Current Balance] Maintains the current VRM balance.
fVR 12VIN OCP Expander [Auto]
Expands the limitation of VR Over Current Protection with 12V input voltage. The
higher expanding value indicates less protection. Therefore, please adjust the
current carefully if needed, or it may damage the CPU/ VR MOS. If set to "Auto",
BIOS will configure this setting automatically.
f CPU Voltages control [Auto]
These options allows you to set the voltages related to CPU. If set to Auto, BIOS will
set these voltages automatically or you can set it manually.
f DRAM Voltages control [Auto]
These options allows you to set the voltages related to memory. If set to Auto, BIOS
will set these voltages automatically or you can set it manually.
f PROM Voltages control [Auto]
These options allows you to set the voltages related to PROM. If set to Auto, BIOS will
set these voltages automatically or you can set it manually.
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f CPU Memory Changed Detect [Enabled]*
Enables or disables the system to issue a warning message during boot when the CPU
or memory has been replaced.
[Enabled]
The system will issue a warning message during boot and then you have
to load the default settings for new devices.
[Disabled]
Disables this function and keeps the current BIOS settings.
f CPU Specifications
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. This sub-menu displays the information of
installed CPU. You can also access this information menu at any time by pressing [F4].
Read only.
fCPU Technology Support
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu shows the key features of
installed CPU. Read only.
f MEMORY-Z
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. This sub-menu displays all the settings and
timings of installed memory. You can also access this information menu at any time by
pressing [F5].
fDIMMx Memory SPD
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu displays the information of
installed memory. Read only.
f CPU Features
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu.
fSimultaneous Multi-Threading [Enabled] (optional)
Enables/ disables the AMD Simultaneous Multi-Threading. This item appears when
the installed CPU supports this technology.
fAMD Cool’n’Quiet [Enabled]
The Cool’n’Quiet technology can effectively and dynamically lower CPU speed and
power consumption.
fSVM Mode [Enabled]
Enables/ disables the AMD SVM (Secure Virtual Machine) Mode.
fCore C6 state [Enabled or Auto]
Enables/disables the C6 state. This item appears when the installed CPU supports
this function.
fIOMMU Mode
Enables/disables the IOMMU (I/O Memory Management Unit) for I/O Virtualization.
fSpread Spectrum
This function reduces the EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) generated by
modulating clock generator pulses.
[Enabled]
Enables the spread spectrum function to reduce the EMI
(Electromagnetic Interference) problem.
[Disabled]
Enhances the overclocking ability of CPU Base clock.
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Important
y 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.
y 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.
y 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.
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BIOS Setup
M-FLASH
M-FLASH provides the way to update BIOS with a USB flash drive. Please down-load
the latest BIOS file that matches your motherboard model from MSI website, save the
BIOS file into your USB flash drive. And then follow the steps below to update BIOS.
1. Insert the USB flash drive that contains the update file into the computer.
2. Click on M-FLASH tab, a demand message will be prompted. Click on Yes to
reboot and enter the flash mode.
3. The system will enter the flash mode and a file selection menu will appear after
rebooting.
4. Select a BIOS file to perform the BIOS update process.
5. After the flashing process is 100% completed, the system will reboot
automatically.
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OC PROFILE
f Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6 management. Press <Enter> to enter the submenu.
fSet Name for Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Name the current overclocking profile.
fSave Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Save the current overclocking profile.
fLoad Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Load the current overclocking profile.
fClear Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
Clear the current overclocking profile.
f OC Profile Load from ROM
Load OC profile from BIOS ROM.
f OC Profile Save to USB
Save OC profile to the USB flash drive. The USB flash drive should be FAT/ FAT32
format only.
f OC Profile Load from USB
Load OC profile from the USB flash drive. The USB flash drive should be FAT/ FAT32
format only.
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BIOS Setup
HARDWARE MONITOR
Temperature
& Speed
Fan Manage
Setting
Buttons
Voltage
display
f Temperature & Speed
Shows the current CPU temperature, system temperature and fans' speeds.
f Fan Manage
ƒ PWM - allows you to select the PWM mode for fan operation.
ƒ DC - allows you to select the DC mode for fan operation.
ƒ Auto - allows you to select the Auto-detection mode for fan operation.
ƒ Fan step up/ down time - allows you to set the period of fan step up/ down.
ƒ Smart Fan Mode field - allows you to drag the gradient points to configure the
fan target values for Smart Fan mode. Smart Fan can control the fan speed
automatically depending on the CPU temperature to keep it with in a specific
range. If the current CPU temperature reaches to the target value, the Smart Fan
function will be activated.
Important
y The changing will achieve after you save the changes and reboot the system.
y Make sure fans are working properly after switching the PWM/ DC mode.
f Settings Buttons
ƒ All Full Speed - configures all fans to run at full operating speed.
ƒ All Set Default - configures all fans to run at default operating speed.
ƒ All Set Cancel - discards current changes and restores previous operating fan
speeds .
f Voltage display
Shows the current voltages of CPU, system and memory.
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A-XMP Operation
System Requirements
y MSI® X370, B350 and A320 series motherboard
y Supported AMD® RYZEN series processor
y Memory module supports XMP
How to enable A-XMP
Power on and press Delete key to enter BIOS Setup menu. Here are two methods
below to enable A-XMP.
Method 1. BIOS EZ button
Click A-XMP button 1 or 2 to enable XMP profile 1 or profile 2.
Profile 2
Toggle
Profile1
Toggle
A-XMP
Indicator
Method 2. BIOS item
Go to BIOS > OC > A-XMP and
change setting to Profile 1 or
Profile 2.
Note
y Profile 1 is downgrade profile.
y Profile 2 is manufacturer verifies profile.
y The A-XMP button and item are only avaliable when the system is supported.
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Software Description
Please download and update the latest utilities and drivers at www.msi.com
Installing Windows® 7 64-bit/ Windows®10 64-bit
1. Power on the computer.
2. Insert the Windows® 7/ 10 disc into your optical drive.
Note: Due to chipset limitation, during the Windows 7 installation process, USB
optical drives or USB flash drives are not supported. You can use MSI Smart Tool
to install Windows® 7.
3. Press the Restart button on the computer case.
4. Press F11 key during the computer POST (Power-On Self Test) to get into Boot
Menu.
5. Select your optical drive from the Boot Menu.
6. Press any key when screen shows Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
message.
7. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Windows® 7/ 10.
Installing Drivers
1. Start up your computer in Windows® 7/ 10.
2. Insert MSI® Driver Disc into your optical drive.
3. The installer will automatically appear and it will find and list all necessary
drivers.
4. Click Install button.
5. The software installation will then be in progress, after it has finished it will
prompt you to restart.
6. Click OK button to finish.
7. Restart your computer.
Installing Utilities
Before you install utilities, you must complete drivers installation.
1. Insert MSI® Driver Disc into your optical drive.
2. The installer will automatically appear.
3. Click Utilities tab.
4. Select the utilities you want to install.
5. Click Install button.
6. The utilities installation will then be in progress, after it has finished it will prompt
you to restart.
7. Click OK button to finish.
8. Restart your computer.
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LIVE UPDATE 6
LIVE UPDATE 6 is an application for the MSI® system to scan and download the latest
drivers, BIOS and utilities. With LIVE UPDATE 6, you don’t need to search the drivers
on websites, and don’t need to know the models of motherboard and graphics cards.
LIVE UPDATE 6 will download the appropriate drivers automatically.
Download Options
Download List
Scan / Download / Total
Installer button
System Information
Last Scanned Date
There are Live Update, History, Setting and System Information tabs at the top. You
can click the tab to switch the control panel.
y Live Update - When you launch LIVE UPDATE 6, you will see the Live update tab at
first. This tab allows you to select files to download. You can also read the relevant
information by clicking the information icon
on the right of the item listed.
y History - shows the downloading history.
y Setting - allows you to specify the frequency that LIVE UPDATE 6 remind you to
update.
y System Information - displays the information of the system.
y FAQ - shows Frequently Asked Questions.
y Online Help - shows Online Help information.
Updating The System
This section describes how to update your system with LIVE UPDATE 6. Please follow
the steps below:
1
2
4
5
3
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1. Select the Live Update tab.
2. Choose Automatic scan, system will automatically scan all the items and search
for the latest update files. Or you can choose Manual scan and select the items you
wish to scan.
3. Click the Scan button at the bottom. It may take several moments to complete the
process.
4. When the download list appears, please select the items you intend to update.
5. Click Download button at the bottom.
6. When Save Path prompt, you can specify a download directory.
7. When downloading you will see the screen below. It may take several moments to
complete the process.
8. To install the applications, simply unpack the packages and install.
Total Installer
Total Installer is a convenient feature to simplify frequent installing procedure. To use
Total Installer:
2
3
1
1. Scan updates in Live Update tab.
2. Check the Select All check-box you intend to update.
3. Click the Total Installer button. LIVE UPDATE 6 will automatically install them.
4. When prompted, click OK to complete the Total Installer procedure
5. Reboot your system.
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COMMAND CENTER
COMMAND CENTER is an user-friendly software and exclusively developed by MSI,
helping users to adjust system settings and monitor status under OS. With the help
of COMMAND CENTER, making it possible to achieve easier and efficient monitoring
process and adjustments than that under BIOS. In addition, the COMMAND CENTER
can be a server for mobile remote control application.
System Information
CPU Temperature
Feature Menu
Feature Title
Profile
Buttons
Feature
Control Panel
Next Feature
Previous
Feature
Page Indicator
Option Buttons
Resize Corner
Profile Buttons
y Default - load the default values for the current feature.
y Apply - apply your changes.
y Save - store values in the file with individual file extension.
y Load - load the values from the file.
Important
Every time you shut down the system, the configured setting will be restored to the
factory default. If you want to use the saved settings, you have to load it every time by
clicking the Load and Apply buttons.
CPU Frequency
CPU Frequency control panel allows you to change
CPU Ratio and Base clock. You can see the current
frequency of each CPU core on the top of the panel.
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Software Description
CPU Fan
CPU Fan control panel provides Smart mode and
Manual Mode. You can switch the control mode by
clicking the Smart Mode and Manual Mode buttons
on the top of the CPU Fan control panel.
y Manual Mode - allows you to manually control the
CPU fan speed by percentage.
y Smart Mode - a linear fan speed control feature.
The control panel contains 4 dots allows you to
drag and adjust the Smart Speed slopes. The fan
speed will be changed along these lines with CPU
temperature. The white dot will create strip chart
in real time.
Manual Mode
y System Fan Button - to open the system fan
control panel in new window.
y Fan Tune Button - to automatically optimize the
smart fan setting.
Smart Mode
CPU Voltage
CPU Voltage control panel allows you to control the
CPU voltage.
DRAM Frequency & DRAM Voltage
y DRAM Frequency - Shows the DRAM clock, ratio
and frequency.
y DRAM Voltage - Allows you to adjust the DRAM
voltage. The risky values are displayed in red.
IGP Frequency & GT Voltage
y IGP Frequency - Allows you to adjust the IGP ratio,
and shows the IGP clock, ratio and frequency.
y GT Voltage - Allows you to adjust the GT voltage.
The risky values are displayed in red.
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GAME BOOST
GAME BOOST provides a specified CPU frequency for
overclocking the CPU.
Option Buttons - Advanced
When click the Advanced button, The Voltage, Fan, DRAM and Sensor icons will
appear.
y Voltage - allows you to adjust advanced voltage values of CPU and chipset.
y Fan - allows you to control the system fans speed.
y DRAM - shows the current Advanced DRAM parameters, and allows you to change
the settings by selecting values from the drop-down menu on the right hand side.
y Sensor - allows you to monitor your motherboard temperature and fan speed with
the virtual thermal image. You can drag and drop the fan icons to new locations.
When you press the Cooling button, all fans will run at full speed.
Option Buttons - Setting
When click the Setting button, The Record, Warning and Mobile Control icons will
appear.
y Record - allows you to monitor the status of voltage, fan speed and temperature in
real time.
ƒ To filter record charts, select the check box next to the items.
ƒ When click the Play button, the chart pane will start to show the recording chart.
If you want to check the value of a specific spot on chart, please move the orange
vertical line to the spot.
ƒ History Record stores the data and names with date and time.
ƒ To make a history record: Select items and click the Record button. When finished,
click the Record button again. The data will be stored in the drop-down menu.
ƒ To load a record, click the drop-down menu and select one from the list.
ƒ To delete a record, select the record that you want to delete, and click the Trash
Can icon.
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y Warning - contains fields of voltage, fan speed and temperature for you to set the
threshold values. When system detects the status over your settings, a warning
message will pop-up.
y Mobile Control - is only available for the motherboard with the built-in WiFi module.
It allows you to enable/disable the COMMAND CENTER Remote Server. Please
refer to the instruction on the Mobile Control control panel.To start remote control:
(optional)
1. Download and install MSI® COMMAND CENTER APP to your mobile device.
2. Enable COMMAND CENTER Remote Server on the Mobile Control panel.
3. Enable SoftAP Management.
4. Enter SSID and Password, and then click the Apply button.
5. Activate Wi-Fi® on your mobile device and connect to SoftAP with the SSID.
6. Run MSI® COMMAND CENTER APP on your mobile device.
7. Find the IP address on the SoftAP Management Setting area, and enter the IP
address on your MSI® COMMAND CENTER APP to link your system.
8. Press Refresh on the MSI® COMMAND CENTER APP to verify that monitoring and
OC functions are working properly.
Option Buttons - Information
When click the Information button, The Motherboard, CPU, Memory and HW monitor
icons will appear.
You can click the icons to open the related information.
Gadget Mode
COMMAND CENTER provides a gadget mode to
monitor the system status. You can switch between
gadget mode and full mode by clicking the arrow
icon
on the top left.
y To arrange gadgets:
1. Click the Spanner icon
on the Gadget mode,
a configuration panel will slide out.
2. Select the check box next to the items.
3. Click the Close button.
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GAMING APP
GAMING APP is an application designed to quickly control your system for improving
gaming performance.
Setting Button
Remote Control Setting Button
Information Button
Cooler Boost
CPU Frequency
Gaming Function
Buttons
GPU Frequency
Control Mode Buttons
Peripheral Device
Function Buttons
y Setting Button - allows you to choose running GAMING APP when Windows starts or
let GAMING APP to overwrite the VGA fan control function.
y Information Button - shows the information of this application.
y CPU Frequency - shows the current CPU frequency.
y GPU Frequency - shows the current GPU frequency.
y Control Mode Buttons
ƒ OC Mode - apply turbo frequency to CPU and OC frequency to GPU.
ƒ Gaming Mode - automatically optimize the CPU ratio and the GPU clock.
ƒ Silent Mode - reverts the CPU ratio and GPU clock to the default values.
y Gaming Function Buttons - allows you to use LED Effect, OSD, Eye Rest and Dragon
Eye functions.
y Peripheral Device Function Buttons - allows you to set the Gaming Hotkey, Mouse
Master and VR Ready functions.
y Remote Control Setting Button - available for the motherboards with built-in or
discrete WiFi module. It allows you to set up Name and Password to link the android
device and the motherboard. Please follow the steps below to complete the remote
control setting.
1. Download and install the MSI® GAMING APP APP to your android device.
2. Set up a set of Name and Password on the Remote Control Setting panel, and
then click the Apply button.
3. Connect your android device and motherboard to the same local area network.
4. Run MSI® GAMING APP APP on your android device.
5. Press the Remote Control Setting icon on the MSI® GAMING APP APP to find the
paired device Name you set in the Remote Control Setting panel.
6. Enter the Password you set in the Remote Control Setting panel.
7. Finally, you can use the MSI® GAMING APP APP to control your motherboard with
the android device.
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Software Description
LED
LED function allows you to control LED lights on your motherboard.
LED
ON/OFF
LED Area
Selection
y LED ON/OFF - allows you to turn ON/ OFF the LED function.
y LED Area Selection - separately controls each segment of LEDs on your
motherboard and graphics cards.
y LED effects - switches LEDs on or off.
y Styles - select the LED style from the drop-down list.
y Music (optional) - flashes the LED light with music’s beat.
y Extend LED (optional) - allows you to turn ON/ OFF the Extend LED Effects.
ƒ Extend LED Effects - select extend LED strip effect.
y LED color (optional) - allows you change the LED color.
y Apply Button - applies above settings to LEDs.
OSD Setting Panel
Use the OSD setting panel to specify information within on-screen display (OSD).
y Apply Button - applies above settings to OSD.
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Eye Rest
Eye Rest allows you to optimize the display on your monitor.
y EyeRest - reduces blue-light of your LED backlit screen, in order to protect your
eyes.
y Gaming - automatically increases contrast ratio of your screen.
y Movie - automatically increases dynamic contrast ratio of your screen.
y Customize - allows you to adjust gamma, contrast and color balance for your
screen.
y Default - loads the default settings.
VR Ready
It will optimize the performance of your system to ensure everything is VR Ready.
VR ON/ OFF
Applications
y VR ON/ OFF -enables or disables VR settings.
y Applications - appears when you turn on the VR support. It allows you to close some
applications to optimize the system for better VR experience.
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Gaming Hotkey
Gaming Hotkey provides instant control of the system through user defined hotkeys.
Categories Toggle
Gaming Hotkey ON/OFF
Hotkey Manager
Current Hotkeys
y Gaming Hotkey ON/OFF - allows you to turn ON/OFF the Gaming Hotkey function.
y Categories Toggle - allows you to toggle over the Hotkey categories.
ƒ Macro Genie - provides the keyboard and mouse macro record function and allows
you to define the hotkeys for the macro recorder.
1.
Click on the Record button to start the keyboard and mouse macro recorder.
2.
Click on the Stop button to stop the recorder.
3.
Key-in a file name and set-up the parameter for the macro.
4.
Finally, click on the Save button to save the recorded macro.
ƒ Windows Keys - allows you to define hotkeys to replace Windows default keyboard
shortcuts.
ƒ Login Keys - provides hotkey login function.
ƒ MSI Smart Keys - allows you to define hotkeys for MSI Smart Keys.
y Hotkey Manager - allows you to create, edit and delete hotkeys.
y Current Hotkeys - shows all existing hotkeys.
Important
y The Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock, Window Home, Application and BackSpace
keys can not be used as Hotkeys.
y Some key combinations are reserved for use by Microsoft Windows and can not be
assigned as a hotkey.
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Mouse Master
Mouse Master provides mouse macro function. You can also use it to change DPI of
your mouse.
Delay Time
Macro Hot Key
Mouse Action
Action List
Edit Buttons
Load Button
DPI Setting
Default Button
DPI Hot Key
Test Area
Clear Button
Save Button
y Delay Time - allows you to apply a delay time in mouse macro.
y Macro Hot Key - allows you to assign a hotkey from A to Z to activate the macro.
y Mouse Action - assigns mouse actions to the macro.
ƒ New - captures the mouse coordinate and add to the macro.
ƒ Left - adds a left-click to the macro.
ƒ Middle - adds a middle-click to the macro.
ƒ Right - adds a right-click to the macro.
y Action List - shows the actions of the current macro.
y Edit Buttons - there 3 buttons for editing the macro.
ƒ Run - activates the macro.
ƒ Delete - removes the selected action from the macro.
ƒ Clear - removes all actions from the macro.
y Load Button - allows you to load a macro.
y Save Button - allows you to save the macro to a file.
y DPI Setting - allows you select the mouse DPI from the drop-down menu.
y Default Button - reverts to the default DPI setting.
y DPI Hot Key - allows you to assign a hotkey from A to Z to activate the DPI setting.
Please note that you must hold the hotkey to keep the DPI setting. When you release
the hotkey, the DPI setting will be reverted to default.
y Test Area - allows you to test the mouse movement.
y Clear Button - clears the test area.
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Software Description
RAMDISK
RAMDISK creates a virtual RAM drive using the available memory in your computer,
the performance of the RAMDISK is faster than an SSD and hard drive. RAMDISK
allows you to store any temporary information on it. Furthermore, using the RAMDISK
will extend your SSD’s life by sparing it from excessive reading and writing.
Creating a RAM Disk
When RAMDISK is started, it will create a default RAM disk. If you want to change
settings, refer to following instructions.
Option
Setting
Backup
Apply
Button
Management
y Setting - specify Letter, Name, Size and Format of the RAM disk.
y Option - select browser temporary files to save/load on the RAM disk. You can also
add software files to improve reading speed.
y Backup - specify backup and restore settings to prevent data loss. All files will be
lost each time the RAMDISK is stopped if you do not backup.
ƒ Browse Button - set the path to the image file.
ƒ Backup Right Now Button - manually backup files.
ƒ Restore On Boot - check this box to have the image file loaded automatically when
RAMDISK starts.
ƒ Auto Backup - check this box to backup automatically over a period of time.
y Apply Button - allows you to apply changes.
y Management - shows RAMDISK information and allows you to delete files.
Remove the RAM disk
Dislpay
information
Delete files
in the RAM
disk.
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X-BOOST
The MSI X-BOOST allows you to select the system performance mode to meet your
current system environment or supports faster storage access speed. Most of the
external storage and memory cards can also benefit this feature.
Easy
In Easy page, you can select one system performance mode to meet the current
system environment.
Setting
Performance
mode
Performance
information
y Performance mode - moves over the mouse to any one of performance mode and
click on the ON button to enable it.
y Performance information - displays the system performance diagram of enabled
mode.
y Setting - enables or disables Run X-BOOST when windows starts.
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Advance
In Advance page, you can enable the USB SPEED UP and/or the STORAGE BOOST.
Setting
Device
information
y Device information - displays the information and current transfer rates/ access
spepds of USB/ storage devices.
y Setting - enables or disables Run X-BOOST when windows starts.
y USB SPEED UP - supports faster data transfer rates of the USB storage devices.
y STORAGE BOOST - supports faster access speed of storage device.
Important
y Please note that you can only select one mode at a time from Easy or Advance page
as MSI X-BOOST function.
y The improved transfer rate/ access speed will vary with the USB/ storage device.
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MSI SMART TOOL
MSI SMART TOOL is a convenient tool that can help you to create your Windows
installation USB flash drive with USB 3.0 drivers, and it can also create a SUPER RAID.
Main menu
After installing and activating MSI SMART TOOL, it will display a main menu for you to
choose Win7 Smart Tool or SUPER RAID. Note that the SUPER RAID is only available
when your system equipped with at least 3 hard-disk drives (1 system disk and 2 data
disks).
WIN7 SMART TOOL
Before you can create your Windows installation USB flash drive, you’ll need to have
your Windows Installation DVD or ISO file, and also have a minimum of a 8GB USB
flash drive to create your installer. Be sure to backup files on the USB drive, this
process will erase it.
To create the Windows installation USB drive:
Step1. Choose source folder
y In the Source folder box, type the name and path of your Windows ISO file, or click
Browse button and select the file from the dialog box. (This option will copy all
Windows installation files and USB 3.0 drivers)
y If you already have the Windows Installation USB flash drive and just want to add
USB 3.0 drivers on it, you can choose Add USB drivers.
Step2. Choose Storage device
y Choose USB storage and select your USB flash drive in the drop-down list. In case
the USB flash drive is not listed, click the Refresh Drive button.
y If you want to install Windows on the NVMe SSD, check the Add NVMe driver
checkbox to copy NVMe drivers to the USB flash drive.
y Click Start.
Important
You can also create an installer ISO image file by selecting the ISO destination in
Step2, and then burn it onto the DVD.
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SUPER RAID
This utility allows you to create a SUPER RAID in Windows system.
To create a SUPER RAID:
1. Use checkboxs to select the disks you want included in your RAID.
2. Choose Speed Up or Backup for RAID type.
y Speed Up = RAID0
y Backup = RAID1
3. Click Start.
4. When prompt Finish!, click OK.
Important
SUPER RAID can't includ the system disk.
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Killer Control Center
The Killer Control Center software can be installed with the Killer LAN driver. Once
installed, the Killer Control Center icon would appear in system tray (bottom right of
the screen). Right click on the icon to open application window.
In case no icon appears in system tray, you may activate Killer Control Center manually
by double clicking the Killer Control Center icon on the desktop.
Overview
Apps
Wifi Analyzer
Settings
y Overview - displays network traffic on your system in the form of a speed-o-meter
at the top. And also list all applications/domains that are passing traffic.
y Apps - displays currently using network bandwidth applications.
y Wifi Analyzer - shows the Wireless network around you.
y Settings - allows you to setup bandwidth. And also shows your ethernet setting
information.
Configuring Bandwidth
Before using the Killer network for the first time, you should configure default Internet
upload and download speed.
To configure bandwidth:
1. Select the Settings page in Killer Control Center.
2. Enter a value into the Download Speed field.
3. Enter a value into the Upload Speed field.
4. Check OK to allow the Killer Control Center to manage the bandwidth.
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DRAGON EYE
DRAGON EYE is an application allows you to watch a game guide, tutorial, live match
or tournament stream while playing a game. In the game, you can use hotkeys to
control / adjust the window of video.
On / Off Switch
Size Settings
Position Settings
Help
Transparency Settings
Video List
Hotkeys Information
y On / Off Switch - enables or disables Dragon Eye during your gaming sessions.
Switch it on before you launch the game in order to watch video while playing.
y Video List - allows you to select the video you want to watch, and also add videos or
channels to the list. You simply paste the URL of your video or stream into the input
bar and hit the +. Then your video or stream will be in the list and you can select it to
view it with Dragon Eye.
y Size Settings - allows you to select the size of the Dragon Eye video content
displayed on-screen when you’re playing a game. There are three options available:
ƒ WQVGA (Small – 400×240)
ƒ HVGAW (Medium – 640×360)
ƒ WVGA (Large – 768×480)
y Position Settings - allows you to select where the Dragon Eye video needs to be
displayed on screen. This way you can control where you want your video in-game,
so you can place it on a place where no important game information is.
y Help - If you want to watch the video tutorial for Dragon Eye or want to see if your
game is supported, press this button and the help window will be shown.
y Transparency Settings - allows you to set the transparency of your Dragon Eye
video.
ƒ 0 = opaque | 100 = transparent.
y Hotkeys Information - In this information screen you can find the hotkeys for
Dragon Eye. There are three hotkeys:
ƒ Alt+F9 - switches mouse focus between video window and game itself. (Direct
interface to adjust progress bar, volume and other settings of video during the
game)
ƒ Alt+F10 - turns on/off video window .
ƒ Alt+F11 - adjusts transparency of video clip.
NOTE: To customize hotkey, simply select the hotkey icon and then press the keys
combination you want to use as a hotkey.
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Nahimic 2
Nahimic 2 is designed to offer the best audio experience it contains 6 audio effects, 3
microphone effects, HD Audio Recorder2 and Sound Tracker.
Installation and Update
Nahimic 2 is included in the audio driver. If you need to install it or update it, please
use the Driver Disc with your motherboard or download the driver from MSI’s official
website.
Audio Tab
From this tab, you can access all of Nahimic 2’s audio effects, audio profiles and
settings.
Device
properties
Display &
Volume
Profiles
Audio Effects
EQ Profile
Page
Mute
Reset Button
On/Off Button
y Display & Volume - displays the type of audio rendering device currently being used
as output, as well as its current volume.
ƒ Mute - mutes the current audio output device.
ƒ Device properties - allows you to change the format, sample rate, bit rate and the
channel gain of the current device (if these options are available for the current
device). Clicks on this button and a device properties panel will show.
y Profiles - allows you to adjust the 6 audio effects to your current listening
experience.
ƒ Gaming - allows you to choose an audio profile to fit your gaming experience.
ƒ Multimedia - allows you to choose an audio profile to fit your everyday experience.
y Audio Effects - allows you to separately control any of the 6 audio effects.
ƒ Bass Boost - increases the energy in low frequencies up to +12 dB.
ƒ Virtual Surround
˜ Gaming and Movies - virtualizes the multichannel audio stream and downmixes
it in order to retrieve a multichannel listening experience over your stereo
headphones or speakers.
˜ Music - expands the stereo for a wider sound stage.
ƒ Reverb - increases the feeling of space by applying different types of reverbs
corresponding to different room sizes.
ƒ Treble Enhancer - Increases the energy in high frequencies up to +12 dB.
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ƒ Smart Loudness - maintains a constant volume for all elements of the audio
experience to making them all sound softer, balanced or louder.
ƒ Voice Clarity - boosts the speech in movies, video games and incoming
communication from +0 through +12 dB (0 to 100%).
y Reset Button - restores the current profile to its default values.
y On/Off Button - allows you to turn on and off all Nahimic 2’s effects in one click.
y EQ Profile Page - by clicking the arrow button, you can also access a second page
that contains the x10 bands EQ and EQ profiles.
EQ Profiles
Custom EQ
Profile
x10 bands EQ
ƒ EQ Profiles - allows you to choose between 6 EQ profiles to fit your audio
experience
ƒ Custom EQ Profile - you can change the x10 bands of the Custom EQ profile so as
to make it fit your current needs.
ƒ x10 bands EQ - x10 bands EQ, from 32Hz to 16KHz.
Microphone Tab
From this tab, you can access all of Nahimic 2’s microphone effects and settings.
Device
properties
Microphone
Loopback
Display &
Volume
Microphone
Effects
Mute
y Display & Volume - displays the type of audio recording device currently being used
as input, as well as its current volume.
ƒ Mute - mutes the current device.
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ƒ Device properties - allows you to boost the volume and modify the left/ right
balance of microphone. Clicks on this button and a device properties panel will
show.
y Microphone Loopback - turns the microphone loopback On/Off. In order to avoid any
feedback (Larsen effect).
y Microphone Effects - allows you to separately control any of the 3 microphone
effects.
ƒ Voice Shaper - applies a filter to the voice.
ƒ Voice Leveler - levels the volume of your voice in order to avoid any saturation and
maintains a constant and clear communication. Voice Leveler can be adjusted with
a 0 to 100% slider.
ƒ Noise Reduction - removes the remaining sound that the Noise Gate has left on
top of your words and sentences.
HD Audio Recorder 2
From this tab, you can access the audio launchpad and HD Audio Recorder 2 settings.
Audio
Launchpad
effects
Pad
Properties
Control page
y Audio Launchpad effects - allows streamers to use prerecorded sounds during a
livestream. These sounds can also be heard by viewers. This tool will allow you to
create your true audio identity. That way, your livestreams will be more personal and
animated. The Audio Launchpad is one of the fresh new features of Nahimic 2. As
it’s a feature designed for broadcasters, we included it in the HD Audio Recorder 2
page.
ƒ Pad Properties - every pad can be customized by clicking the properties button
that will appear in its bottom right when hovering over it with your mouse.
On the Pad Properties panel you can choose:
˜ The sound assigned to each pad.
˜ The keyboard hotkey assigned to each pad.
˜ The color assigned to each pad.
ƒ Config 1, 2 & 3 - allows you to prepare 3 completely different configurations so
as to adapt the Launchpad to the content you are streaming. Each configuration
has 6 customizable pads. The 3 configurations are independent, meaning Config 1
cannot be used at the same time than Config 3.
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y Control Page - by clicking the arrow button, you can access the control page.
ƒ Audio Launchpad ON/OFF - switches the Audio Launchpad on or off.
ƒ HD Audio Recorder 2 - The HD Audio Recorder 2 is, by default, automatically
launched when a XSplit Gamecaster 2 recording session is detected. The launch of
the HD Audio Recorder 2 enables HD audio processing over an XSplit Gamecaster
2 recording without any need for adjustments. The HD Audio Recorder supports
XSplit Gamecaster 2.
ƒ Pop-up message ON/OFF - switches the pop-up message on or off.
Sound Tracker
The Sound Tracker is an FPS oriented feature that provides a visual indication
localizing the source of the strongest sound while in a game. The Sound Tracker
captions the 5.1 and 7.1 sound streams processed by your audio system, and is
displayed in all applications and games using DirectX 9, 9c, 10 and 11. Please
remember Sound Tracker is only available if you are using an audio device that
supports Nahimic 2 effects.
Sound
Tracker
Effects
ƒ ON / OFF button and hotkey - switches the Sound Tracker on or off.
ƒ Hotkey - use the CTRL + SHIFT + S to turn ON / OFF the Sound Tracker.
ƒ 7.1 Audio Test - launch a 7.1 audio sample allowing you to preview how the radar
will react in your game.
ƒ Transparency - allows you to adjust the transparency of the Sound Tracker,
making it look more or less discrete.
ƒ Scale - allows you to adjust the scale of the Sound Tracker, making it look bigger
or smaller.
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XSplit Gamecaster V2
XSplit Gamecaster is the newest product from SplitmediaLabs, the creators of XSplit
Broadcaster, the world’s most popular streaming application.
XSplit Gamecaster was designed to provide gamers with the simplest and most
uncomplicated way to create high quality gameplay recordings and live streams. By
utilizing the revolutionary in-game overlay, streamlined encoding, and social network
features, you’ll be sharing your gameplay to your family, friends, and followers in no
time!
Logging
After installing and activating XSplit Gamecaster V2, it will display a login dialogue. If
you already have an account and password, fill your email and password into the form
and click the Login button.
Important
When starting XSplit Gamecaster V2 on select MSI® gaming laptops, all-in ones or on
machines that contain select MSI® motherboards or graphics cards, you will receive
a free 6 month XSplit premium license that you can apply to an existing free account
or to a new account. If you already have an XSplit account with a personal or premium
license, then you can instead add 6 months to your license duration.
Registering an Account
If you don’t have an XSplit account yet, click Register now on the login dialogue. When
the user registration form appears, complete all the fields.
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Learning stream and record
Refer to the Start page of XSplit Gamecaster V2 to learn how to stream and record your
gameplay.
Tool Tip
When you click the question mark next to a feature name on the panel, a tooltip will
show, describing the particular function of that item.
Question mark
Inside the XSplit Gamecaster Overlay
1. Streaming/Recording Buttons - Press Stream to start live streaming or Record to
start recording.
2. Microphone/System Sound Control - Pressing the microphone or system sound
button will enable or disable the microphone or system sound.
3. Webcam Controls - To enable webcam controls, you must first select a camera/
webcam in the Settings Tab. Once you have selected a webcam, you can activate it
by clicking on its icon in the XSplit Gamecaster V2 overlay.
4. Twitch Chat Controls - If you’ve signed in to your Twitch.tv account, you’ll see a
Twitch icon in the overlay. When you click on this icon, a window will open. This
window is XSplit Gamecaster’s integrated chat system.
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5. Share Button - If you authorize your Facebook, Twitter, and/or Google+ accounts,
you can quickly share your stream URL and status update within the overlay.
6. Annotations - This feature of XSplit Gamecaster V2 allows you to draw directly
onto your game play. You can activate annotation mode by clicking on the pencil
button in the overlay.
Accounts Tab
y Live Streaming - allows you to stream to a variety of live streaming services such as
YouTube, Twitch, Ustream, Dailymotion, Niconico and also allows for custom RTMP
streaming.
y Video Sharing - allows you to directly upload recordings to YouTube from within the
software.
y Social Network - allows you to share your live stream or YouTube links to friends
& followers on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter. To allow XSplit Gamecaster to post
on your desired social network, click on the Authorize To Post On... button of your
desired social network and enter your username and password to authorize.
Settings Tab
y Stream Settings - The default setting is Automatic mode. In Automatic mode, your
stream settings are automatically determined by XSplit Gamecaster based on your
computer and internet resources (this includes resolution, bitrate, codec, but frame
is always set to 30). You can change to a different resolution by clicking on the dropdown arrow.
y Record Settings - The default setting for recording is Original Resolution. This
refers to the resolution of the game that’s been set inside the game’s video/
graphics settings. You can change to a different resolution by clicking on the dropdown arrow.
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y Microphone Settings - In this region, you can select your desired microphone. What
is shown in the list depends on what you have connected to your PC. If you don’t
see your desired device in the list, please make sure that it is detected and it is not
disabled in your recording devices list in the Windows® Sound Menu (Start > Control
Panel > Sound > Recording).
y Camera Settings - In this region, you can select your desired camera. What is shown
in the list depends on the cameras you have connected to your PC (Control Panel >
Device Manager > Imaging Devices).
y BRB Graphics (Be-Right-Back Graphics) - BRB Graphics are activated when you
alt-tab or minimize your game. BRB Graphics will not work in Console Viewer mode.
You can enter the BRB Graphics editor by clicking on the gear icon next to the BRB
Graphics preview.
Recordings Tab
y Arranging Recordings - In the Recordings Tab, you can view your recordings as
button in the top right corner
thumbnails or in a listed format by clicking on the
of the window. You can sort your recordings by name, date, length, and size by right
clicking in the Recordings Tab.
y Opening Recordings Folder - To open your recordings folder in Windows® Explorer,
click on Open Folder.
y Changing Recordings Location - To change the location of where your videos will be
saved, click on the recordings folder location.
y Uploading video recordings to YouTube - To upload to YouTube, you must first
authorize your account in the Accounts Tab. After you have authorized your account,
click on a recording and then click on the YouTube logo in the bottom right corner. A
window will open and you will be able to fill out the title, description, category, tags,
privacy, and you will be able to choose to allow or disallow embedding. Once you
have entered the details for YouTube, press the Upload Now button.
y Sharing on Social Media - Once a video has been uploaded, you can share the
YouTube link on any social media accounts you have connected to XSplit Gamecaster.
Simply click on the icon of the social media site you wish to share, and a window will
appear where you can enter some details about your post before publishing your
link. When you are done entering the details of your post, click Share Video to post it
to your selected social media account.
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SteelSeries Engine 3
SteelSeries Engine 3 is a unified platform built to support all of SteelSeries products.
It can deploy your saved device settings automatically when switching between your
favorite games or applications.
After installation the SteelSeries Engine background processes will start and the
interface will open automatically.
My Gear
Device Cards
Library
Application
Configuration
y My Gear - all of your SteelSeries devices in one place.
ƒ Device Cards - all of your SteelSeries devices are easily accessible from the My
Gear tab, regardless of type, connection status, or which applications they are
assigned to.
y Library - quickly set up your configurations to autolaunch with an application.
ƒ Application Configuration - you can choose to have configurations deploy
automatically whenever you use a specific game or application. Add any number
of applications to your library and SteelSeries Engine 3 will seamlessly change the
configurations of your devices as you switch between them.
Configuration Windows
Configuration Windows are unique to their devices and each of them includes a
collapsible Configuration List Panel of all the configurations for that device. You
can create a new configuration by selecting the New button at the bottom of the
Configuration List Panel.
Configuration
Windows
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Configuring Your Devices
You can custom configurations for SteelSeries devices in their Configuration Windows.
The top left displays the name of the configuration you are viewing, the body features
widgets for customizing various functions of the device, and at the bottom are Save/
Revert buttons, a Live Preview toggle, and a button to open/close the collapsible
Configuration List Panel.
Widgets
Configuration Windows Toggle
Widgets Toggle
Widgets
Live Preview
Revert/ Save Button
y Widgets - allow you to customize a certain aspect of your device.
y Widgets Toggle - allows you to toggle Widgets .
y Configuration Windows Toggle - allows you to toggle the Configuration Windows.
y Live Preview - gives you the full experience of your configuration’s look, feel, and
sound while you are editing it.
y Revert/ Save Button - configuration changes are not written to the database until
you select Save. This gives you freedom to experiment, knowing that you can select
Revert to undo changes.
Tool Tip
When you click the question mark next to a feature name on the panel, a tooltip will
show, describing the particular function of that item.
Question Mark
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CPU-Z
CPU-Z is an utility that gathers information on some of the main devices of your
system.
y CPU Tab - shows processor name, code name, package, specification, instructions
sets, core speed and cache levels.
y Caches Tab - shows extended information related to the cache capabilities.
y Mainboard Tab - shows motherboard manufacturer, model name, chipset, BIOS
version and graphic interface.
y Memory Tab - shows memory type, memory size, channels, memory frequency.
y SPD Tab - shows specifications relating to each memory module connected to the
motherboard, including the size, type and frequency.
y Graphics Tab - shows GPU name, code name, core speed, memory size, and
memory type.
y Bench Tab - allows you to run either a benchmark or a stress test on your processor.
y About Tab - shows the CPU-Z version, Windows version, DirectX version and allows
you to save the report file.
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RAID Configuration
Below are the different types of a RAID.
RAID 0
breaks the data into blocks which are written to separate hard drives.
Spreading the hard drive I/O load across independent channels greatly
improves I/O performance.
RAID 1
provides data redundancy by mirroring data between the hard drives and
provides enhanced read performance.
RAID 10 uses four hard drives to create a combination of RAID 0 and 1 by forming a
RAID 0 array from two RAID 1 arrays.
RAID level comparison
Minimum # drives
RAID 0
RAID 1
RAID 10
2
2
4
Data protection
None
Excellent
Excellent
Read performance
Excellent
OK
OK
Write performance
Excellent
Good
Good
Capacity utilization
100%
50%
50%
Important
All the information/ volumes/ pictures listed in your system might differ from the
illustrations in this appendix.
Using AMD RAID Controller BIOS Configuration Utility
When booting the system, press Ctrl+R when the BIOS banner displays. After entering
AMD RAID Controller BIOS Configuration Utility, the following screen is displayed.
AMD-RAID Array Configuration
Creates an array from the connected disks
Arrays
1----RAID5, 999GB, Ready(R/W)
Main Menu
Initialize Disk(s)
Create Array
Delete Array(s)
Swap Two Arrays
Manage Hot Sqare(s)
View Disk Details
View Array Details
Rescan All Channels
Controller Options
Contiune to Boot
Disks
0-00,500GB,Online
0-01,500GB,Online
0-02,500GB,Online
0-03,500GB,Online
Available Keys
<↑><↓><→><←>=Choose, <Esc>=Back
Enter=Select Menu Item
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Using the utility to accomplish the procedures
y Initialize Disk(s) - To initialize a new disk drive for data storage.
y Create Array - Create arrays at different RAID levels (depending on the license level
for the system)
y Delete Array(s) - Delete an array.
y Swap Two Arrays - Change the array order, especially for the AMD-RAID bootable
array.
y Manage Hot Sqare(s) - Allows selection of global and dedicated hot spares.
y View Disk Details - View information about each disk.
y View Array Details - View information about each array.
y Rescan All Channels - Rescan all channels to detect new or removed disks and
arrays.
y Controller Options - Change INT13 boot support, turn off Critical arrays or warning
for Offline arrays while booting, or change the number of disks that can be spun-up
when the system is powered-on.
y Contiune to Boot - Exit the BIOS Configuration Utility and continue booting the
system.
Understanding the Colour Code
Colour codes indicate the type or status of information at the BIOS Configuration
Utility.
y White text - Indicates an available option or informational text.
y Black text, yellow highlighting - Indicates an option or device for which action might
be taken.
y Yellow text - Indicates information about the yellow-highlighted option.
y Green text - Indicates an item that has been selected.
y Light blue text - Indicates that the item cannot be selected.
y Magenta text - Indicates items that are related to spares or boot options.
y Red text - Indicates a failed virtual or physical disk or a warning. For example,
informational text might be red if an option is not available.
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Initialize Disks
New disks and legacy disks must be initialized before they can be used to create an
AMD-RAID array. Initialization writes AMD-RAID configuration information (metadata)
to a disk.
Important
y If a disk is part of an AMD-RAID array, the disk cannot be selected for initialization.
To initialize the disk anyway, delete the AMD-RAID array. Data on the disk is deleted
during initialization so ensure the correct disks are chosen to initialize.
y A legacy disk can contain valid data. When a legacy disk is initialized, all data on the
disk is lost.
To initialize disks
1. At the Main Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Initialize Disk(s).
AMD-RAID Array Configuration
Initializes one or more disks so that arrays can be created
Arrays
Disks
0-00,640GB,Ready
0-01,640GB,Ready
Main Menu
Initialize Disk(s)
Create Array
Delete Array(s)
Swap Two Arrays
Manage Hot Sqare(s)
View Disk Details
View Array Details
Rescan All Channels
Controller Options
Contiune to Boot
Available Keys
<↑><↓><→><←>=Choose, <Esc>=Back
Enter=Select Menu Item
2. Press Enter to select Initialize Disk(s).
3. Select the disks to initialize by pressing Insert key.
4. Press Enter to initialize the selected disks.
5. Press the C key to confirm the initialization.
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Create Arrays
Arrays can be created after the disks are initialized.
Important
y For redundant arrays, the Create process is not finished until after the operating
system and AMD-RAID OS drivers have been installed and the system has booted
to the operating system. However, the arrays are immediately available to use for
either a bootable array or a data array.
y If the system is booted from an AMD-RAID bootable array, the first array in the
Arrays section must be the bootable array. The system boots only from the first
array in the Arrays section. As necessary, use the Swap Two Arrays feature to swap
arrays and place the bootable array in the first position.
To create an array
1. At the Main Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Create Array and press Enter.
2. Select the disks with which to create the array by pressing Insert key.
AMD-RAID Array Configuration
RAID0: Stripe set - distributes space across disks for higher performance
Arrays
Disks
0-00,640GB,Ready
0-01,640GB,Ready
Create Array
Disk: 0,2
Type: RAID0
User Input
Select Array Type to Create
RAID5
RAID10N
RAID0
RAID1N
RAID1
Volume
RAID10
RAIDABLE
RAID50
Available Keys
<↑><↓><→><←>=Choose, <Esc>=Back
Enter=Select Menu Item
3. Press Enter to include the selected disks in the array.
4. In the User Input section, use the arrow keys to select an array type. Only array
types that can be created with the selected disks are available.
5. Press Enter.
6. Select an array size.
7. Press Enter when either the desired size or the maximum available size is
reached.
8. Select a caching level using the arrow keys and press Enter.
9. Press C to confirm the array settings.
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Delete Arrays
Important
Deleting an array permanently destroys all data that is on the array. This action cannot
be undone and it is very unlikely the data can be recovered.
To delete an array
1. At the Main Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Delete Array and press Enter.
AMD-RAID Array Configuration
Deletes one or more arrays that are configured on this controller
Arrays
Disks
1----RAID0, 1.2TB, Normal(R/W)
Main Menu
Initialize Disk(s)
Create Array
Delete Array(s)
Swap Two Arrays
Manage Hot Sqare(s)
View Disk Details
View Array Details
Rescan All Channels
Controller Options
Contiune to Boot
0-00,640GB,Online
0-01,640GB,Online
Available Keys
<↑><↓><→><←>=Choose, <Esc>=Back
Enter=Select Menu Item
2. Select the arrays to delete by pressing Insert key.
3. Press Enter to delete the selected arrays.
4. Press C to confirm the deletion.
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Swap Arrays
Use the Swap Two Arrays option to arrange arrays in a different order.
Important
If more than one array is created, install the operating system to any of them.
However, a small amount of boot information is always written to a disk(s) in the first
array (Array 1) of the Array section, regardless on which array the operating system is
installed.
If anything happens to a disk in Array 1, the system might not be able to boot. It is
recommended that the user install the operating system on an AMD-RAID bootable
array at a redundant RAID level such as RAID1 or RAID5 and swap the array into the
first position, if it is not already Array 1.
To swap arrays
1. At the Main Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight“Swap Two Array”and press
Enter.
AMD-RAID Array Configuration
Swaps arrays to allow them to load in any order (Boot array is first)
Arrays
Disks
1----RAID0, 1.2TB, Ready(R/W)
2----RAID0, 1.2TB, Ready(R/W)
Main Menu
Initialize Disk(s)
Create Array
Delete Array(s)
Swap Two Arrays
Manage Hot Sqare(s)
View Disk Details
View Array Details
Rescan All Channels
Controller Options
Contiune to Boot
0-00,640GB,Online
0-01,640GB,Online
0-02,640GB,Online
0-03,640GB,Online
Available Keys
<↑><↓><→><←>=Choose, <Esc>=Back
Enter=Select Menu Item
2. Select the arrays to swap by pressing Insert key.
3. Press Enter to swap the arrays.
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Manage Spares
This option allows the user to assign or unassign global or dedicated spares.
At the Main Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Manage Host Spare(s) and press
Enter to enter submenu.
AMD-RAID Array Configuration
Assign Global Hot Spare(s)
Arrays
1----RAID0, 999GB, Normal(R/W)
Disks
0-00,500GB,Online
0-01,500GB,Online
0-02,1000GB,Ready
0-03,1000GB,Ready
Manage Hot Spare(s)
Assign Global Hot Spare(s)
Assign Dedicated Hot Spare(s)
Unassign Hot Spare(s)
Available Keys
<↑><↓><→><←>=Choose, <Esc>=Back
Enter=Select Menu Item
To assign global spares
1. At the Manage Host Spare(s) submenu, use the arrow keys to highlight Assign
Global Hot Spare(s) and press Enter.
2. Select the disks to assign as global spares by pressing Insert key.
3. Press Enter to assign the selected disks as global spares.
To assign dedicated spares
1. At the Manage Host Spare(s) submenu, use the arrow keys to highlight Assign
Dedicated Hot Spare(s) and press Enter.
2. Select the disks to assign as dedicated spares by pressing Insert key.
3. Press Enter to assign dedicated spares.
4. Press C to continue.
To unassign spares
1. At the Manage Host Spare(s) submenu, use the arrow keys to highlight Unassign
Hot Spare(s) and press Enter.
2. Select the disks to unassign as spares by pressing Insert key.
3. Press Enter to unassign the selected disks.
4. Press C to continue.
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Change the Controller Options
Controller Options allows the user to configure options for the boot sequence.
At the Main Menu, use the arrow keys to highlight Controller Options and press Enter
to enter submenu.
AMD-RAID Array Configuration
Toggles whether BIOS installs INT13 support
Arrays
1----RAID0, 999GB, Normal(R/W)
Disks
0-00,500GB,Online
0-01,500GB,Online
0-02,1000GB,Ready
0-03,1000GB,Ready
Controller Options
Toggle INT13 Boot Support [ON]
Toggle Pause if Critical
[OFF]
Toggle Pause if Offline
[OFF]
Toggle HIPM
[OFF]
Toggle DIPM
[OFF]
Set Staggered Spinup Count [2]
Available Keys
<↑><↓><→><←>=Choose, <Esc>=Back
Enter=Select Menu Item
Booting the system from an array
This option allows the user to enable boot support.
It is recommended that this option be disabled only if the system is booted from
another device.
1. At the Controller Options submenu, use the arrow keys to highlight Toggle INT13
Boot Support.
2. Press Enter to toggle between On and Off.
Pausing the boot sequence for warning messages
When the Pause feature is enabled and an array goes critical, offline, or there is
another problem with the system, the boot process stops and an error message is
displayed on the screen. The user must press Enter to continue booting.
If the Pause feature is disabled, error messages are displayed briefly, but the system
continues to boot.
1. At the Controller Options submenu, use the arrow keys to highlight Toggle Pause
if Critical and press Enter.
2. Set pauses to the boot sequence for critical/ offline warnings. Use the arrow keys
to highlight Toggle Pause if Critical/ Toggle Pause if Offline.
3. Press Enter to toggle between On and Off.
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Change the Staggered Spinup Count
Depending on a system’s power supply load-rating, you might want to limit the
number of disks that are spun-up together when a system is powered on.
1. At the Controller Options submenu, use the arrow keys to highlight Set Staggered
Spinup Count and press Enter. The number within the brackets changes colour to
indicate it is selected.
2. Use the arrow keys to change the number within the brackets. The minimum is 1
and the maximum is 8.
3. Press Enter to save the setting.
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Using UEFI to create a 2.2TB RAID
If you plan to create a RAID volume greater than 2.2TB, you can only manually create
the RAID array in UEFI mode. The steps are described below.
WARNING
Create raid array will erase all the data stored on hard drives! Make sure to back up
your files! There is no way to reverse the process!
1. Power on and press Delete key to enter BIOS Setup menu.
2. Go to BIOS > SETTINGS > Advanced > Integrated Peripherals > SATA Mode and
change setting to RAID Mode.
3. Go to BIOS > SETTINGS > Advanced > Windows OS Configuration > Windows 10
WHQL Support and change setting to Enabled.
4. Press F10 to save configuration and exit, and then reboot and press Delete key to
enter BIOS Setup menu.
5. Go to BIOS > SETTINGS > Advanced > RAIDXpert2 Configuration Utility > Array
Management > Create Array sub-menu.
6. Select RAID Level for disk arrays.
7. Enter Select Physical Disks sub-menu, select member disks by changing the
Physical Disk setting to Enabled.
8. Select Apply Changes to apply and go back to previous sub-menu.
9. Select Create Array to create the RAID volume.
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Installing RAID Driver
New Operating System Installation
The following details the installation of the drivers while installing operating system.
1. During the operating system installation, after selecting the location to install
Windows click on Load driver button to install a third party RAID driver.
2. When prompted, insert the USB flash drive with AMD RAID Drivers and then click
Browse.
ƒ To make an AMD RAID Drivers USB flash drive. Insert the MSI Driver Disc into
the optical drive. Copy all the contents in \\Chipset\Packages\Drivers\SBDrv\
RAID_AM4
3. Navigate to the directory containing the saved AMD RAID drivers, then click OK.
4. Select the (rcbottom.inf) driver, click Next.
5. When prompted, click OK.
6. Click Browse and navigate to the directory containing the saved AMD RAID drivers
again, then click OK.
7. Select the (rcraid.inf) driver, click Next.
8. You have successfully installed the RAID driver, and Windows setup should
continue.
9. Leave the disk/ USB drive in the computer until the system reboots itself. Windows
setup will need to copy the files after the RAID volume is formatted, and Windows
setup starts copying files.
Existing Windows Driver Installation
1. Insert the MSI Driver Disc into the optical drive.
2. The Disc will auto-run and the setup screen will appear.
3. Under the Driver tab, click on AMD chipset drivers by your need. The AMD chipset
drivers includes RAID Driver.
4. The drivers will be automatically installed.
Confirming Windows Driver Installation
1. From Windows, open the Control Panel from My Computer followed by the System
icon.
2. Choose the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager tab.
3. Click the + in front of the RAID Controllers hardware type. The driver AMD RAID
Controller should appear.
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Troubleshooting
Before sending the motherboard for RMA
repair, try to go over troubleshooting
guide first to see if your got similar
symptoms as mentioned below.
Lost BIOS password
The power is not on.
There is no audio
y Connect the AC power cord to an
electrical outlet securely.
y Check if all ATX power connectors
like ATX_PWR1, CPU_PWR1 are
connected from the power supply to
the motherboard?
y Some power supply units have a power
button on the rear side, make sure the
button is turned on.
y Check if the power switch cable is
connected to JFP1 pin header properly.
y Verify the Clear CMOS jumper JBAT1 is
set to Keep DATA.
y Test with another known working
power supply of equal or greater
wattage.
y Adjust the volume.
y Connect the speakers/headphones to
audio ports on the motherboard rear
IO panel.
y Remove secondary speakers/
headphones, HDMI cables, USB audio
devices.
y Test with another known working
speaker or headphone.
There is no network
y Make sure the network chipset driver
has been installed.
y Verify if the network cable is properly
connected and make sure the LAN port
LEDs are properly illuminated.
The power is on, but no signal to
monitor
y Verify your TCP/IP settings.
y Connect the monitor power cord to a
electrical outlet securely.
y Test with another known working LAN
cable.
y Make sure the monitor is turned on.
The USB device is not working
y Select different inputs on the monitor.
y If 3 long beeps are heard, remove all
memory modules and try to install only
one memory module in the DIMMA2
slot first and then restart the computer.
y If 1 long 2 short beeps are heard,
remove and reinstall the graphics card
and then restart the computer.
y Test with another known working
graphics card.
The computer does not boot after
updating the BIOS
y Clear the CMOS.
y Use the secondary BIOS to bootup the
system (Only for motherboard with
Dual BIOS)
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y Clear the CMOS, but that will cause
you to lose all customized settings in
the BIOS.
Troubleshooting
y Restart or reset your router.
y Make sure your USB drive driver has
been installed.
y Verify if USB device is listed in
Windows® Device Manager.
y Connect the USB device to other USB
port on the motherboard rear IO panel.
Regulatory Notices
FCC Compliance Statement
Note: 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 following measures:
y Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
y Increase the separation between the equipment
and receiver.
y Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
y Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
Caution: Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Tested to comply with FCC standards
FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
CE Conformity
Products bearing the CE marking comply
with one or more of the following EU
Directives as may be applicable:
RED 2014/53/EU; Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU;
EMC Directive 2014/30/EU; RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.
Compliance with these directives is assessed using
applicable European Harmonized Standards.
The point of contact for regulatory matters is MSI,
MSI-NL Eindhoven 5706 5692 ER Son.
B급 기기 (가정용 방송통신기자재)
이 기기는 가정용(B급) 전자파적합기기로서 주
로 가정에서 사용하는 것을 목적으로 하며, 모
든 지역에서 사용할 수 있습니다.
クラスB情報技術装置
この装置は、クラスB情報技術装置です。この
装置は、家庭環境で使用することを目的として
いますが、この装置がラジオやテレビジョン受
信機に近接して使用されると、受信障害を引き起こすこと
があります。取扱説明書に従って
正しい取り扱いをして下さい
VCCI-B
C-Tick Compliance
Battery Information
European Union:
Batteries, battery packs, and
accumulators should not be disposed of as
unsorted household waste. Please use the
public collection system to return, recycle,
or treat them in compliance with the local
regulations.
Taiwan:
廢電池請回收
For better environmental protection, waste
batteries should be collected separately
for recycling or special disposal.
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
Environmental Policy
yy The product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and
recycling and should not be thrown
away at its end of life.
yy Users should contact the local
authorized point of collection for
recycling and disposing of their end-of-life products.
yy Visit the MSI website and locate a nearby distributor
for further recycling information.
yy Users may also reach us at gpcontdev@msi.com for
information regarding proper Disposal, Take-back,
Recycling, and Disassembly of MSI products.
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
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be discarded as municipal wastes anymore, and
manufacturers of covered electronic equipment will
be obligated to take back such products at the end of
their useful life. MSI will comply with the product take
back requirements at the end of life of MSI-branded
products that are sold into the EU. You can return these
products to local collection points.
DEUTSCH
Hinweis von MSI zur Erhaltung und Schutz unserer
Umwelt
Gemäß der Richtlinie 2002/96/EG über Elektro- und
Elektronik-Altgeräte dürfen Elektro- und ElektronikAltgeräte nicht mehr als kommunale Abfälle entsorgt
werden. MSI hat europaweit verschiedene Sammelund 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.
ESPAÑOL
MSI como empresa comprometida con la protección
del medio ambiente, recomienda:
Bajo la directiva 2002/96/EC de la Unión Europea
en materia de desechos y/o equipos electrónicos,
con fecha de rigor desde el 13 de agosto de 2005,
los productos clasificados como “eléctricos y
equipos electrónicos” no pueden ser depositados
en los contenedores habituales de su municipio, los
fabricantes de equipos electrónicos, están obligados
a hacerse cargo de dichos productos al termino de
su período de vida. MSI estará comprometido con los
términos de recogida de sus productos vendidos en
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la Unión Europea al final de su periodo de vida. Usted
debe depositar estos productos en el punto limpio
establecido por el ayuntamiento de su localidad o
entregar a una empresa autorizada para la recogida de
estos residuos.
NEDERLANDS
Om het milieu te beschermen, wil MSI u eraan
herinneren dat….
De richtlijn van de Europese Unie (EU) met betrekking
tot Vervuiling van Electrische en Electronische
producten (2002/96/EC), die op 13 Augustus 2005 in
zal gaan kunnen niet meer beschouwd worden als
vervuiling. Fabrikanten van dit soort producten worden
verplicht om producten retour te nemen aan het
eind van hun levenscyclus. MSI zal overeenkomstig
de richtlijn handelen voor de producten die de
merknaam MSI dragen en verkocht zijn in de EU. Deze
goederen kunnen geretourneerd worden op lokale
inzamelingspunten.
SRPSKI
Da bi zaštitili prirodnu sredinu, i kao preduzeće koje
vodi računa o okolini i prirodnoj sredini, MSI mora da
vas podesti da…
Po Direktivi Evropske unije (“EU”) o odbačenoj
ekektronskoj i električnoj opremi, Direktiva 2002/96/
EC, koja stupa na snagu od 13. Avgusta 2005, proizvodi
koji spadaju pod “elektronsku i električnu opremu”
ne mogu više biti odbačeni kao običan otpad i
proizvođači ove opreme biće prinuđeni da uzmu natrag
ove proizvode na kraju njihovog uobičajenog veka
trajanja. MSI će poštovati zahtev o preuzimanju ovakvih
proizvoda kojima je istekao vek trajanja, koji imaju MSI
oznaku i koji su prodati u EU. Ove proizvode možete
vratiti na lokalnim mestima za prikupljanje.
POLSKI
Aby chronić nasze środowisko naturalne oraz jako
firma dbająca o ekologię, MSI przypomina, że...
Zgodnie z Dyrektywą Unii Europejskiej (“UE”) dotyczącą
odpadów produktów elektrycznych i elektronicznych
(Dyrektywa 2002/96/EC), która wchodzi w życie 13
sierpnia 2005, tzw. “produkty oraz wyposażenie
elektryczne i elektroniczne “ nie mogą być traktowane
jako śmieci komunalne, tak więc producenci tych
produktów będą zobowiązani do odbierania ich w
momencie gdy produkt jest wycofywany z użycia.
MSI wypełni wymagania UE, przyjmując produkty
(sprzedawane na terenie Unii Europejskiej) wycofywane
z użycia. Produkty MSI będzie można zwracać w
wyznaczonych punktach zbiorczych.
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
日本JIS C 0950材質宣言
日本工業規格JIS C 0950により、2006年7月1日以降に販
売される特定分野の電気および電子機器について、製造
者による含有物質の表示が義務付けられます。
http://www.msi.com/html/popup/csr/cemm_jp.html
http://tw.msi.com/html/popup/csr_tw/cemm_jp.html
India RoHS
This product complies with the “India E-waste
(Management and Handling) Rule 2011” and
prohibits use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium,
polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl
ethers in concentrations exceeding 0.1 weight % and
0.01 weight % for cadmium, except for the exemptions
set in Schedule 2 of the Rule.
Türkiye EEE yönetmeliği
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti: EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur
Україна обмеження на наявність
небезпечних речовин
Обладнання відповідає вимогам Технічного
регламенту щодо обмеження використання
деяких небезпечних речовин в електричному та
електронному обладнані, затвердженого постановою
Кабінету Міністрів України від 3 грудня 2008 № 1057.
Việt Nam RoHS
Kể từ ngày 01/12/2012, tất cả các sản phẩm do công
ty MSI sản xuất tuân thủ Thông tư số 30/2011/TT-BCT
quy định tạm thời về giới hạn hàm lượng cho phép của
một số hóa chất độc hại có trong các sản phẩm điện,
điện tử”
Wireless Radio Use
This device is restricted to indoor use when operating
in the 2.4GHz, 5GHz frequency band.
Cet appareil doit être utilisé à l’intérieur.
당해 무선설비는 운용중 전파혼신 가능성이 있음.
この製品は、周波数帯域 2.4GHz, 5GHz で動作していると
きは、屋内においてのみ使用可能です。
NCC無線設備警告聲明
工作頻率2.4GHz, 5GHz該頻段限於室內使用。
經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商
號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻率、加大功率或變更原設
計之特性及功能。
低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通
信;經發現有干擾現象時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾時
方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信法規定作業之無
線電通信。低功率射頻電機須忍受合法通信或工業、科學
及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。
Products with radio functionality (EMF)
This product incorporates a radio transmitting
and receiving device. For computers in normal
use, a separation distance of 20 cm ensures that
radio frequency exposure levels comply with EU
requirements. Products designed to be operated
at closer proximities, such as tablet computers,
comply with applicable EU requirements in typical
operating positions. Products can be operated without
maintaining a separation distance unless otherwise
indicated in instructions specific to the product.
Restrictions for products with radio functionality
CAUTION: IEEE 802.11x wireless LAN with
5.15–5.35 GHz frequency band is restricted
for indoor use only in all European Union
member states, EFTA (Iceland, Norway,
Liechtenstein), and most other European countries
(e.g., Switzerland, Turkey, Republic of Serbia).
Using this WLAN application outdoors might lead to
interference issues with existing radio services.
Radio frequency bands and maximum power levels
Features
:802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, BT
Frequency Range
:2.4GHz, 5GHz
Modulation
:FHSS, DSSS, OFDM
Power Output
:10, 20, 23
Channel Band Width :1, 5, 20 ,40 , 80MHz
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产品中有害物质的名称及含量
部件名称
铅
(Pb)
汞
(Hg)
镉
(Cd)
印刷电路板组件*
╳
○
电池**
╳
外部信号连接头
╳
线材
本表格依据 SJ/T 11364 的规定编制。
╳
有害物质
六价铬
(Cr(VI))
多溴联苯
(PBB)
多溴二苯醚
(PBDE)
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○: 表示该有害物质在该部件所有均质材料中的含量均在 GB/T 26572 规定的限量要求以下。
╳: 表示该有害物质至少在该部件的某一均质材料中的含量超出 GB/T 26572 规定的限量要求,但所有部件都符合
欧盟RoHS要求。
* 印刷电路板组件: 包括印刷电路板及其构成的零部件。
** 电池本体上如有环保使用期限标识,以本体标识为主。
■ 上述有毒有害物质或元素清单会依型号之部件差异而有所增减。
■ 產品部件本体上如有环保使用期限标识,以本体标识为主。
限用物質含有情況標示聲明書
單元
限用物質及其化學符號
鉛
(Pb)
汞
(Hg)
鎘
(Cd)
電路板
○
○
○
金屬機構件
-
○
○
電子元件
塑膠機構件
-
○
○
○
○
○
六價鉻
(Cr+6)
多溴聯苯
(PBB)
多溴二苯醚
(PBDE)
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
○
備考1.“超出0.1 wt %”及“超出0.01 wt %”係指限用物質之百分比含量超出百分比含量基準值。
○
○
○
備考2.“○”係指該項限用物質之百分比含量未超出百分比含量基準值。
備考3.“-”係指該項限用物質為排除項目。
Copyright
Trademark Recognition
Micro-Star Int’l Co.,Ltd.
Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.
All product names used in this manual are the
properties of their respective owners and are
acknowledged.
The material in this document is the intellectual
property of Micro-Star Int’l Co.,Ltd. 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.
Technical Support
If a problem arises with your system and no solution
can be obtained from the user guide, please
contact your place of purchase or local distributor.
Alternatively, please try the following help resources
for further guidance.
y Visit the MSI website for technical guide, BIOS
updates, driver updates, and other information:
http://www.msi.com
y Register your product at: http://register.msi.com
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Revision History
Version 1.0, 2017/07, First release.
Version 1.1, 2017/09, Replace MB pic.
Version 1.2, 2018/10, Add new CPU.
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