MSI H270 GAMING M3 motherboard User manual

MSI H270 GAMING M3 motherboard User manual
Unpacking
Thank you for buying the MSI® Z270 GAMING M3/ H270 GAMING M3/ B250 GAMING M3
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
SATA Cable x2
Case Badge
LED Extension Cable
80cm x1
SATA Cable Labels
* These pictures are for reference only and may vary without notice.
* The packing contents may vary according to the model you purchased.
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
Intel® LGA 1151 CPU
CPU Fan
DDR4 Memory
Thermal Paste
Power Supply Unit
Chassis
SATA DVD Drive
Phillips Screwdriver
SATA Hard Disk Drive
Graphics Card
A Package of Screws
Quick Start
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Installing a Processor
2
1
https://youtu.be/4ce91YC3Oww
3
7
4
5
6
8
4
Quick Start
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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
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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
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Quick Start
HDD LED HDD LED +
POWER LED POWER LED +
Installing the Motherboard
1
The picture is for reference only.
2
Quick Start
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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
The picture is for reference only.
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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
Specification Comparison Table ........................................................................... 21
Block Diagram .................................................................................................... 22
Rear I/O Panel ..................................................................................................... 23
LAN Port LED Status Table................................................................................... 23
Audio Ports Configuration .................................................................................... 23
Realtek HD Audio Manager .................................................................................. 24
Overview of Components .................................................................................... 26
CPU Socket ........................................................................................................... 28
DIMM Slots............................................................................................................ 29
PCI_E1~6: PCIe Expansion Slots .......................................................................... 30
M2_1~2: M.2 Slots (Key M) ................................................................................... 31
SATA1~6: SATA 6Gb/s Connectors ....................................................................... 32
JFP1, JFP2: Front Panel Connectors ................................................................... 33
CPU_PWR1, ATX_PWR1: Power Connectors ....................................................... 34
JUSB1~2: USB 2.0 Connectors ............................................................................. 35
JUSB3~4: USB 3.1 Gen1 Connectors ................................................................... 35
CPU_FAN1, PUMP_FAN1, SYS_FAN1~4: Fan Connectors ................................... 36
JAUD1: Front Audio Connector ............................................................................ 37
JCI1: Chassis Intrusion Connector ....................................................................... 37
JTPM1: TPM Module Connector ........................................................................... 38
JBAT1: Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper ........................................................... 38
JLED1: RGB LED connector ................................................................................. 39
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JCOM1: Serial Port Connector ............................................................................. 39
Onboard LEDs ...................................................................................................... 40
EZ Debug LED ....................................................................................................... 40
XMP LED ............................................................................................................... 40
PCIe x16 slot LEDs................................................................................................ 40
DIMM LEDs ........................................................................................................... 41
BIOS Setup ........................................................................................................... 42
Entering BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 42
Resetting BIOS...................................................................................................... 43
Updating BIOS....................................................................................................... 43
EZ Mode ................................................................................................................ 44
Advanced Mode .................................................................................................... 46
SETTINGS.............................................................................................................. 47
Advanced ............................................................................................................... 47
Boot ....................................................................................................................... 53
Security ................................................................................................................. 54
Save & Exit ............................................................................................................ 55
OC.......................................................................................................................... 56
M-FLASH .............................................................................................................. 64
OC PROFILE .......................................................................................................... 65
HARDWARE MONITOR .......................................................................................... 66
Software Description........................................................................................... 67
Installing Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10.............................................................................. 67
Installing Drivers .................................................................................................. 67
Installing Utilities ................................................................................................. 67
COMMAND CENTER ............................................................................................. 68
LIVE UPDATE 6...................................................................................................... 72
GAMING APP ......................................................................................................... 74
RAMDISK............................................................................................................... 79
X-BOOST ............................................................................................................... 80
MSI SMART TOOL ................................................................................................. 82
DRAGON EYE ........................................................................................................ 84
Killer Control Center ............................................................................................ 85
Nahimic 2 .............................................................................................................. 86
XSplit Gamecaster V2 ........................................................................................... 90
Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility ................................................................................ 94
SteelSeries Engine 3 ............................................................................................ 95
CPU-Z.................................................................................................................... 97
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Contents
RAID Configuration (optional) ............................................................................. 98
Using Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM ........................................... 98
Degraded RAID Array ......................................................................................... 101
M.2 PCIe SSD RAID ............................................................................................. 103
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................ 105
Regulatory Notices ............................................................................................ 106
Contents
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Specifications
CPU
Supports 6th/7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processors,
and Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors for Socket
LGA1151
Chipset
Intel® Z270/ H270/ B250 Chipset
y 4x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 64GB
ƒ Z270 chipset + 7th Gen processors support DDR4
3800(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/
2600(OC)/ 2400/ 2133 MHz*
Memory
ƒ Z270 chipset + 6th Gen processors support DDR4
3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 3000(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2600(OC)/
2400(OC)/ 2133 MHz*
ƒ H270/ B250 chipset + 7th Gen processors support DDR4
2400/ 2133 MHz*
ƒ H270/ B250 chipset + 6th Gen processors support DDR4
2133 MHz*
y Dual channel memory architecture
y Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Please refer www.msi.com for more information on compatible memory.
y 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16/x4 mode)*
y 4x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots**
Expansion Slots
* The PCI_E4 slot will be unavailable when an M.2 SSD module has been
installed in the M.2_2 slot.
** The PCI_E2 slot will be unavailable when an expansion card has been
installed in the PCI_E5 slot.
** The PCI_E3 slot will be unavailable when an expansion card has been
installed in the PCI_E6 slot.
Onboard Graphics
y 1x HDMI™ port, supports a maximum resolution of
4096x2160@30Hz(7th CPU), 4096x2160@24Hz(6th CPU),
2560x1600@60Hz
y 1x DVI-D port, supports a maximum resolution of
1920x1200@60Hz
Multi-GPU
Supports 2-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
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Specifications
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Intel® Z270/ H270/ B250 Chipset
y 6x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
y 2x M.2 slots (Key M)
ƒ Support up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
ƒ Support PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe U.2 SSD with Turbo U.2 Host
Card**
ƒ M2_1 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage
devices
Storage
ƒ M2_2 slot supports 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
ƒ Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for all M.2 slots***
y Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology for Intel
Core™ processors (optional)
* M.2 and SATA ports maximum support 2x M.2 PCIe SSDs + 6x SATA HDDs.
Please refer to page 33 for M.2 slots with examples of various combination
possibilities.
** The Turbo U.2 Host Card is not included, please purchase separately.
*** Intel® Optane™ Technology is only supported when using 7th Gen
processors. Before using Intel® Optane™ memory modules, please ensure
that you have updated the drivers and BIOS to the latest version from MSI
website.
RAID (optional)
Intel® Z270/ H270 Chipset
y Supports RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 for SATA
storage devices
y Supports RAID 0 and RAID1 for M.2 PCIe storage devices*
* M.2 PCIe RAID volume can be created with M.2 GENIE. Please refer to page
42 for details about M.2 GENIE.
y ASMedia® ASM2142 (Z270/ H270 chipset)/ ASM1142 (B250
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
USB
y Intel® Z270 & H270/ B250 Chipset
ƒ 8x/ 6x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (4/ 2
Type-A ports on the back panel, 4 ports available
through the internal USB connector) (optional)
ƒ 6x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (2 ports on the
back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB
connector)
y Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
Audio
y 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
y Supports S/PDIF output
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LAN
1x Killer™ E2500 Gigabit LAN controller
y 1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
y 2x USB 2.0 Type-A ports
y 1x DVI-D port
y 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A port
Back Panel
Connectors
y 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
y 4x/ 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports (optional)
y 1x HDMI™ port
y 1x LAN (RJ45) port
y 5x OFC audio jacks
y 1x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
y 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
y 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
y 6x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
y 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB
3.1 Gen1 ports)
y 2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0
ports)
y 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
Internal Connectors
y 1x 4-pin water pump fan connector
y 4x 4-pin system fan connectors
y 1x Front panel audio connector
y 2x Front panel connectors
y 1x LED connector
y 1x TPM module connector
y 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
y 1x Serial connector
y 1x Clear CMOS jumper
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 FAST BOOT
Software
y SUPER CHARGER
y GAMING APP
y RAMDISK
y X-BOOST
y MSI SMART TOOL
y Killer Network Manager
y Nahimic Audio
y XSplit Gamecaster V2
y Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility
y Norton™ Internet Security Solution
y Google Chrome™ ,Google Toolbar, Google Drive
Software
y SteelSeries Engine 3
y CPU-Z MSI GAMING
y DRAGON EYE
y WTFast GPN*
ƒ 2-Month Premium License
ƒ Multi-Server Network Optimization
ƒ Advanced Lag Spike & Disconnect Reduction
* 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 GAMING LAN with Killer
y WTFast
y Intel® OptaneTM Memory Ready
y Twin Turbo M.2
y M.2 Genie
y Pump Fan
y Smart Fan Control
y Mystic Light Extension (RGB)
y Mystic light SYNC
y PCI-E Steel Armor
y M.2 Steel Armor
y Golden Plated USB with type A+C (Z270 GAMING M3)
Special Features
y VR Cover (Z270 GAMING M3)
y Multi GPU – CrossFire Technology
y DDR4 Boost
y GAME Boost (Z270 GAMING M3)
y Lightning USB
y X-Boost
y Military Class 5
y 7000+ Quality Test
y VR Boost (Z270 GAMING M3)
y VR Ready
y Dragon eye
y Xsplit
y RAMDisk
y GAMING HOTKEY
y Click BIOS 5
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Specifications
Specification Comparison Table
Z270 GAMING M3
H270 GAMING M3
B250 GAMING M3
Chipest
Z270
H270
B250
7th Gen processors
support DDR4
frequency (MHz)
3800(OC),
3600(OC),
3200(OC),
3000(OC),
2800(OC),
2600(OC), 2400,
2133
2400, 2133
2400, 2133
6th Gen processors
support DDR4
frequency (MHz)
3600(OC),
3200(OC),
3000(OC),
2800(OC),
2600(OC),
2400(OC), 2133
2133
2133
USB 3.1 Gen2 chipset
ASMedia®
ASM2142
ASMedia®
ASM2142
ASMedia®
ASM1142
Supports RAID
Yes
Yes
No
Supports Intel® Smart
Response Technology
Yes
No
No
USB 3.1 Gen1
connectors on back
panel
4 ports
4 ports
2 ports
Specifications
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Block Diagram
HDMI
DVI-D
2 Channel DDR4 Memory
CPU
x1
PCI Express Bus
x1
DMI 3.0
x1
x1
M.2
x4
USB 3.1 Gen1
PCIe x1 slot
PCIe x1 slot
PCIe x1 slot
PCIe x4 slot
PCI-E Bus
SATA 6Gb/s
PCI Express Bus
Switch
PCIe x1 slot
Z270/H270/B250
PCI-E Bus
USB 3.1 Gen2
USB 2.0
x2
LPC Bus
NV6795
Super I/O
P/S2 Mouse / Keyboard
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Block Diagram
ASMEDIA
ASM2142 (Z270/H270)
ASM1142 (B250)
Realtek
ALC1220
Audio Jacks
Rear I/O Panel
USB 3.1 Gen1
(Z270 GAMING M3/
H270 GAMING M3)
Audio Ports
LAN
PS/2
USB 3.1 Gen2
DVI-D
Optical S/PDIF-Out
USB 2.0
USB 3.1 Gen2
Type-C
USB 3.1 Gen1
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)
Rear I/O Panel
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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.
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Rear I/O Panel
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
Rear
Front
Side
Center/
Subwoofer
Rear I/O Panel
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Overview of Components
DIMMA1
SYS_FAN1
CPU_FAN1
CPU_PWR1
CPU Socket
DIMMA2
DIMMB1
DIMMB2
PUMP_FAN1
SYS_FAN4
ATX_PWR1
M2_1
JBAT1
PCI_E1
JUSB4
PCI_E2
PCI_E3
SATA▼1▲2
PCI_E4
M2_2
SATA▼3▲4
PCI_E5
SATA▼5▲6
PCI_E6
JCI1
JAUD1
JFP2
JFP1
JCOM1
JLED1
JUSB3
SYS_FAN3
JUSB2
SYS_FAN2
JTPM1
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Overview of Components
JUSB1
Component Contents
Port Name
Port Type
Page
CPU_FAN1, PUMP_FAN1,
SYS_FAN1~4
Fan Connectors
36
CPU_PWR1, ATX_PWR1
Power Connectors
34
CPU Socket
LGA1151 CPU Socket
28
DIMMA1, DIMMA2, DIMMB1,
DIMMB2
DIMM Slots
29
JAUD1
Front Audio Connector
37
JBAT1
Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper
38
JCI1
Chassis Intrusion Connector
37
JCOM1
Serial Port Connector
39
JFP1, JFP2
Front Panel Connectors
33
JLED1
RGB LED connector
39
JTPM1
TPM Module Connector
38
JUSB1~2
USB 2.0 Connectors
35
JUSB3~4
USB 3.1 Gen1 Connectors
35
M2_1~2
M.2 Slots (Key M)
31
PCI_E1~6
PCIe Expansion Slots
30
SATA1~6
SATA 6Gb/s Connectors
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Overview of Components
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CPU Socket
Introduction to the LGA 1151 CPU
The surface of the LGA 1151 CPU has
two notches and a golden triangle to
assist in correctly lining up the CPU for
motherboard placement. The golden
triangle is the Pin 1 indicator.
Important
y Always unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing or removing
the CPU.
y Please retain the CPU protective cap after installing the processor. MSI will deal
with Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests if only the motherboard
comes with the protective cap on the CPU socket.
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 Whenever the CPU is not installed, always protect the CPU socket pins by covering
the socket with the plastic cap.
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.
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Overview of Components
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 Intel CPU specification, the Memory DIMM voltage below 1.35V is
suggested to protect the CPU.
y Please note that the maximum capacity of addressable memory is 4GB or less
for 32-bit Windows OS due to the memory address limitation. Therefore, we
recommended that you to install 64-bit Windows OS if you want to install more than
4GB memory on the motherboard.
y Some memory 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 Memory Try It! 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.
Overview of Components
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PCI_E1~6: PCIe Expansion Slots
PCI_E1: PCIe 3.0 x16
PCI_E2: PCIe 3.0 x1
PCI_E3: PCIe 3.0 x1
PCI_E4: PCIe 3.0 x4
PCI_E5: PCIe 3.0 x1
PCI_E6: PCIe 3.0 x1
Multiple graphics cards installation recommendation
x16
x16
x4
Important
y The PCI_E4 slot will be unavailable when an M.2 SSD module has been installed in
the M.2_2 slot.
y The PCI_E2 slot will be unavailable when an expansion card has been installed in
the PCI_E5 slot.
y The PCI_E3 slot will be unavailable when an expansion card has been installed in
the PCI_E6 slot.
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_E1 slot is recommended.
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.
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Overview of Components
M2_1~2: M.2 Slots (Key M)
Important
y Intel® RST only supports PCIe M.2 SSD with UEFI ROM.
y Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready for all M.2 slots.
Video Demonstration
M2_1
Watch the video to learn how to Install M.2
module.
http://youtu.be/JCTFABytrYA
M2_2
Installing M.2 module
1. Remove the screw from
the base screw.
2. Remove the base screw.
1
2
3. Tighten the base screw
into the hole of the
distance to the M.2 slot
as the length your M.2
module.
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.
4
3
30°
5
Overview of Components
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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.
SATA2
SATA1
SATA4
SATA3
SATA6
SATA5
Important
y The SATA1 / SATA6 port will be unavailable when an M.2 SATA SSD module has been
installed in the M.2_1/ M.2_2 slot.
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 & PCIe combination table
Slot
Available SATA connectors & PCIe slots
M2_1
PCIe
SATA
PCIe
SATA
M2_2
PCIe
PCIe
SATA
SATA
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✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
PCI_E4
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
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✓
✓
✓
✓
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✓
✓
✓
✓
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✓
✓
PCIe
SATA
✓
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✓
✓
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✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
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✓
✓
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✓
(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
SATA3
SATA4
SATA2
SATA2
1xM.2 PCIe SSD + 6xSATA HDDs
SATA4
SATA3
SATA5
SATA3
SATA6
SATA4
SATA5
PCIe
SATA6
PCIe
SATA5
SATA
SATA1
SATA3
SATA
1xM.2 SATA SSD + 1xM.2 PCIe SSD +
5xSATA HDDs
SATA
SATA2
2xM.2 SATA SSDs + 4xSATA HDDs
SATA1
SATA4
PCIe
SATA5
PCIe
SATA6
SATA2
2xM.2 PCIe SSDs + 6xSATA HDDs
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 +
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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.
JUSB3~4: USB 3.1 Gen1 Connectors
These connectors allow you to connect USB 3.1 Gen1 ports on the front panel.
10
11
1
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
Important
Note that the Power and Ground pins must be connected correctly to avoid possible
damage.
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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. You can follow the
instruction below to adjust the fan connector to PWM or DC Mode.
Default PWM Mode fan connectors
1
1
CPU_FAN1
PUMP_FAN1
Default DC Mode fan connectors
1
1
SYS_FAN2/ SYS_FAN3
SYS_FAN1/ 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 mode or DC 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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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.
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)
Resetting BIOS to default values
1. Power off the computer and unplug the power cord
2. Use a jumper cap to short JBAT1 for about 5-10 seconds.
3. Remove the jumper cap from JBAT1.
4. Plug the power cord and power on the computer.
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Clear CMOS/
Reset BIOS
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
5050 LED strip
Extension cable
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 RGB 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.
JCOM1: Serial Port Connector
This connector allows you to connect the optional serial port with bracket.
2
10
1
9
1
DCD
2
SIN
3
SOUT
4
DTR
5
Ground
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
RI
10
No Pin
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Onboard LEDs
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.
XMP LED
This LED indicates the XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) mode is enabled.
XMP LED
PCIe x16 slot LEDs
These LED indicate the PCIe x16 slots status.
PCI_E1 LED
PCI_E4 LED
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Onboard LEDs
LED Color
PCIe slot status
Red
x16 mode
White
x8, x4, x1 mode
DIMM LEDs
These LED indicate the memory modules are installed.
DIMM LEDs
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
Please refer the following methods to enter BIOS setup.
y 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.
y Use MSI FAST BOOT application. Click on GO2BIOS button and choose OK. The
system will reboot and enter BIOS setup directly.
Click on GO2BIOS
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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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.
XMP switch
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 - click on it to toggle the GAME BOOST for OC.
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 XMP switch - click on the inner circle to enable/ disable the X.M.P. (Extreme Memory
Profile). Switch the outer circle to select the X.M.P. profile. This switch will only be
available if the X.M.P. supported memory module is installed.
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, M.2 Genie, HD audio
controller, AHCI, RAID, CPU Fan Fail Warning Control and BIOS Log Review by
clicking on their respective button.
ƒ M.2 GENIE is an user-friendly and easiest way to build the M.2 SSDs in RAID 0
automatically. If you using M.2 PCIe SSDs with M.2 GEINE function can greatly
improves read and write performances for many applications. You just need to
click on the M.2 GENIE button to build the RAID 0 volume for M.2 SSDs. After the
RAID 0 volume creating is done, the system will reboot and you can start to install
the operating system.
Important
y Please note that you must install M.2 SSDs of the same model and type in the M.2
slots to create the RAID 0 volume.
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/ 8.1/ 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
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.
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Advanced Mode
Press Setup Mode switch or F7 function key can switch between EZ Mode and
Advanced Mode in BIOS setup.
XMP switch
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/ XMP 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 device.
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 PCI Subsystem Settings
Sets PCI, PCI express interface protocol and latency timer. Press Enter to enter the
sub-menu.
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fPEG X - Max Link Speed [Auto]
Sets PCI Express protocol of PCIe x16 slots for matching different installed devices.
[Auto]
This item will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Gen1]
Enables PCIe Gen1 support only.
[Gen2]
Enables PCIe Gen2 support only.
[Gen3]
Enables PCIe Gen3 support only.
fPCI Latency Timer [32]
Sets latency timer of PCI interface device.
[Options: 32, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 224, 248 PCI Bus clocks]
fAbove 4G Decoding [Disabled]
Enables or disables 64-bit capable devices to be decoded in above 4G address
space. It is only available if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding.
f ACPI Settings
Sets ACPI parameters of onboard power LED behaviors. Press Enter to enter the submenu.
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.
[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.
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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.
fM2_1/ M2_2-RST Pcie Storage Remapping [Disabled]
Enables or disables Intel Rapid Storage Technology for M.2 PCIe devices.
fM.2 Genie [Disabled]
Enables or disables M.2 storage to build RAID volume.
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.
fHD Audio Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard High Definition Audio controller.
fHPET [Enabled]
Enables or disables the HPET (High Precision Event Timers) support.
fIntel Serial I/O [Disabled]
Enables or disables the supported devices to transfer data with Intel serial
protocol.
f Integrated Graphics Configuration
Adjusts integrated graphics settings for optimum system. Press Enter to enter the
sub-menu.
fInitiate Graphic Adapter [PEG]
Selects a graphics device as the primary boot device.
[IGD] Integrated Graphics Display.
[PEG] PCI-Express Graphics Device.
fIntegrated Graphics Share Memory [64M]
Selects a fixed amount of system memory allocated to the onboard graphics. This
item will appear when IGD Multi-Monitor is enabled.
fIGD Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
Enables or disables the multi-screen output from integrated graphics and external
graphics card. This item appears when Initiate Graphic Adapter set to PEG.
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[Enabled]
Enables multi-screen function for both integrated and external
graphics cards.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
f USB Configuration
Sets the onboard USB controller and device function. Press Enter to enter the submenu.
fUSB Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables all USB controller.
fXHCI Hand-off [Diasbled]
Enables or disables XHCI hand-off support for the operating system without XHCI
hand-off feature.
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.
fUSB Speed Optimization [Auto]
Enables or Disables the USB speed optimization. If set to Auto, BIOS will optimize
the USB speed automatically.
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 EuP2013 and AC Power Loss behaviors. Press
Enter to enter the sub-menu.
fEuP 2013 [Disabled]
Enables or disables the system power consumption according to EuP2013
regulation.
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[Enabled]
Optimize the system power consumption according to EuP 2013
regulation. It will not support S4 & S5 wake up by USB, PCI and PCIe
devices.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
BIOS Setup
fRestore after AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Sets the system behaviors while encountering the AC power loss.
[Power Off]
Leaves the system in power off state after restoring AC power.
[Power On]
Boot up the system after restoring AC power.
[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 operation and remain
the shut down status.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
f Windows OS Configuration
Sets Windows OS detailed configuration and behaviors. Press Enter to enter the submenu.
fWindows 8.1/ 10 WHQL Support [Disabled]
Enables the supports for Windows 8.1/ 10 or disables for other operating systems.
Before enabling this item, make sure all installed devices & utilities (hardware &
software) should meet the Windows 8.1/ 10 requirements.
[Enabled]
The system will switch to UEFI mode to meet the Windows
equirement.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fMSI Fast Boot [Disabled]
MSI Fast Boot is the fastest way to boot the system. It will disable more devices to
speed up system boot time which is faster than the boot time of Fast Boot.
[Enabled]
Enables the MSI Fast Boot function to speed up booting time. And
the following Fast Boot field will be disabled and fixed.
[Disabled]
Disables MSI Fast Boot.
Important
When MSI Fast Boot is enabled, you can use MSI FAST BOOT application to enter BIOS
setup if needed. Please refer Entering BIOS Setup section for details.
fFast Boot [Enabled/ windows 8.1/ 10, Disabled/ windows7]
Enables or disables the fast boot feature for Windows 8.1/ 10. This item will only be
available when MSI Fast Boot is disabled.
[Enabled]
Enables the Fast Boot configuration to accelerate system boot time.
[Disabled]
Disables the Fast Boot configuration.
fInternal GOP Configuration
Manages the onboard Graphics Output Protocol (GOP). Press Enter to enter the
sub-menu. This sub-menu will appear when Windows 8.1/ 10 WHQL Support is
enabled.
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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 8.1/ 10 WHQL
Support is enabled.
fSecure Boot Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables secure boot support.
[Enabled]
Enables the secure boot function and allow 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 Support 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 submenu 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.
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-E expansion cards,
integrated LAN controllers or USB devices which are supported by third party
integrated chips.
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[Enabled]
Enables the system to be awakened from the power saving modes
when activity or input signal of PCIe device is detected.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
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fResume by USB Device [Disabled]
Enables or disables the system wake up by USB devices.
[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.
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 GO2BIOS [Disabled]
Allows system to enter BIOS setup directly by pressing the Power button for 4 sec pon
bootup.
[Enabled]
The system boots straight to the BIOS setup by long pressing the power
button about 4 seconds when the system is off.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
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.
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f AUTO CLR_CMOS [Disabled]
Enables or disables the CMOS data to be resumed automatically when the booting
process hang-up over 5 seconds.
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”.
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> 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.
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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.
f Chassis Intrusion Configuration
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
fChassis Intrusion [Disabled]
Enables or disables recording messages when 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 bootable 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.
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 Beta Runner [Disabled]
Beta function or feature for DIY attempt only.
f CPU Ratio Apply Mode [All Core]*
Sets applied mode for CPU ratio. This item only appears when a CPU that supports
Turbo Boost is installed.
[All Core]
Activate the CPU Ratio field. All CPU cores will run the same CPU ratio
that be set in CPU Ratio.
[Per Core]
Activate the X-Core Ratio Limit field. Sets each CPU core ratio
separately in X-Core Ratio Limit.
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 1/2/3/4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]*
Allows you to set the CPU ratios for different number of active cores. These items only
appear when a CPU that support this function is installed.
f Adjusted CPU Frequency
Shows the adjusted CPU frequency. Read-only.
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f CPU Ratio Mode [Dynamic Mode]*
Selects the CPU Ratio operating mode. This item will appear when you set the CPU
ratio manually.
[Fixed Mode]
Fixes the CPU ratio.
[Dynamic Mode]
CPU ratio will be changed dynamically according to the CPU
loading.
f CPU Ratio Offset When Running AVX [Auto]
Sets a offset value to lower the CPU core ratio. It could be helpful for heat dissipation
when running AVX instruction set. If set to Auto, BIOS will configure this setting
automatically. This item appears when the installed CPU supports this function.
f Ring Ratio [Auto]
Sets the ring ratio. The valid value range depends on the installed CPU.
f Adjusted Ring Frequency
Shows the adjusted Ring frequency. Read-only.
f GT Ratio [Auto]
Sets the integrated graphics ratio. The valid value range depends on the installed
CPU.
f Adjusted GT Frequency
Shows the adjusted integrated graphics frequency. Read-only.
f Misc Setting*
Press Enter, + or - key to open or close the following 3 items related to CPU features.
fEIST [Enabled]*
Enables or disables the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology.
[Enabled]
Enables the EIST to adjust CPU voltage and core frequency
dynamically. It can decrease average power consumption and
average heat production.
[Disabled]
Disables EIST.
fIntel Turbo Boost [Enabled]*
Enables or disables the Intel® Turbo Boost. This item appears when the installed
CPU supports this function.
[Enabled]
Enables this function to boost CPU performance automatically above
rated specifications when system request the highest performance
state.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fEnhanced Turbo [Auto]*
Enables or disables Enhanced Turbo function for all CPU cores to boost CPU
performance. This item appears when the installed CPU supports this function.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enabled]
All CPU cores would be increased to maximum turbo ratio.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
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f CPU Base Clock (MHz) [Default]
Sets the CPU Base clock. You may overclock the CPU by adjusting this value. Please
note that overclocking behavior and stability is not guaranteed. This item appears
when a CPU that support this function is installed.
f CPU Base Clock Apply Mode [Auto]*
Sets the applying mode for adjusted CPU base clock.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Next Boot]
CPU will run the adjusted CPU base clock at next boot.
[Immediate] CPU runs the adjusted CPU base clock immediately.
f Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) [Disabled]
X.M.P. (Extreme Memory Profile) is the overclocking technology by memory module.
Please enable XMP or select a profile of memory module for overclocking the memory.
This item will be available when the memory modules that support X.M.P. is installed.
f DRAM Reference Clock [Auto]*
Sets the DRAM reference clock. The valid value range depends on the installed CPU.
This item appears when a CPU that supports this adjustment is installed.
f DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Sets the DRAM frequency. Please note the overclocking behavior is not guaranteed.
f Adjusted DRAM Frequency
Shows the adjusted DRAM frequency. Read-only.
f Memory Try It ! [Disabled]
It can improve memory compatibility or performance by choosing optimized memory
preset.
f DRAM Timing Mode [Link]
Selects the memory timing mode.
[Link]
Allows user to configure the DRAM timing for all memory channel.
[UnLink]
Allows user to configure the DRAM timing for respective memory
channel.
f Advanced DRAM Configuration
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 section to clear the CMOS data, and
enter the BIOS to load the default settings.)
f Memory Fast Boot [Auto] *
Enables or disables the initiation and training for memory every booting.
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[Auto]
The setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enabled]
System will completely keep the archives of first intiation and training
for memory. So the memory will not be initialed and trained when
booting to accelerate the system booting time.
[Disabled]
The memory will be initialed and trained every booting.
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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 automatically.
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 [Enabled]
Enables or disables the CPU VRM over temperature protection.
fCPU GT Loadline Calibration Control [Auto]
The voltage of the GPU embeeded in CPU will decrease proportionally according
to GPU loading. Higher load-line calibration could get higher voltage and good
overclocking performance, but increase the temperature of the CPU and VRM.
fCPU GT Over Voltage Protection [Auto]
Sets the voltage limit for CPU GT over-voltage protection. If set to Auto, BIOS will
configure this setting automatically. Higher voltage provides less protection and
may damage the system.
fCPU GT Under Voltage Protection [Auto]
Sets the voltage limit for CPU GT under-voltage protection. If set to Auto, BIOS will
configure this setting automatically. Higher voltage provides less protection and
may damage the system.
fCPU GT Over Current Protection [Auto]
Sets the current limit for CPU GT over-current protection. If set to Auto, BIOS will
configure this setting automatically.
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fCPU GT Switching Frequency [Auto]
Sets the PWM working speed to stabilize CPU GT 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 GT VRM Over Temperature Protection [Enabled]
Enables or disables the CPU GT VRM for over-temperature protection. The CPU GT
frequency may be throttled when VRM temperature over the specified value.
f CPU Core/ GT Voltage Mode [Auto]*
Sets the CPU Core/ GT voltage mode.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Adaptive Mode]
Sets the adaptive voltage automatically for optimizing the system
performance.
[Override Mode]
Allows you to set the voltage manually.
[Offset Mode]
Allows you to set the offset voltage and select the voltage offset
mode.
[Adaptive + Offset ] Sets the adaptive voltage automatically and allows you to set the
offset voltage.
[Override + Offset ] Allows you to set the voltage and the offset voltage manually.
f CPU Voltages control [Auto]
These options allow 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 allow 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 PCH Voltages control [Auto]
These options allow you to set the voltages related to PCH. If set to Auto, BIOS will set
these voltages automatically or you can set it manually.
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 OC Quick View Timer [3 Sec]*
Sets the duration of OC setting values showed on the screen. If set to Disabled, BIOS
will not show the variations of OC setting.
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.
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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.
fHyper-Threading [Enabled]
Intel Hyper-Threading technology treats the multi cores inside the processor as
multi logical processors that can execute instructions simultaneously. In this way,
the system performance is highly improved. This item appears when the installed
CPU supports this technology.
[Enable]
Enables Intel Hyper-Threading technology.
[Disabled]
Disables this item if the system does not support HT function.
fActive Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to select the number of active CPU cores.
fLimit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
Enables or disables the extended CPUID value.
[Enabled]
BIOS limits the maximum CPUID input value to circumvent boot
problems with older operating system that do not support the
processor with extended CPUID value.
[Disabled]
Use the actual maximum CPUID input value.
fIntel Virtualization Tech [Enabled]
Enables or disables Intel Virtualization technology.
[Enabled]
Enables Intel Virtualization technology and allows a platform to run
multiple operating systems in independent partitions. The system
can function as multiple systems virtually.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fIntel VT-D Tech [Disabled]
Enables or disables Intel VT-D (Intel Virtualization for Directed I/O) technology.
fHardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
Enables or disables the hardware prefetcher (MLC Streamer prefetcher).
[Enabled]
Allows the hardware prefetcher to automatically pre-fetch data
and instructions into L2 cache from memory for tuning the CPU
performance.
[Disabled]
Disables the hardware prefetcher.
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fAdjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Enables or disables the CPU hardware prefetcher (MLC Spatial prefetcher).
[Enabled]
Enables adjacent cache line prefetching for reducing the cache
latency time and tuning the performance to the specific application.
[Disabled]
Enables the requested cache line only.
fCPU AES Instructions [Enabled]
Enables or disables the CPU AES (Advanced Encryption Standard-New
Instructions) support. This item appears when a CPU supports this function.
fIntel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Intel adaptive thermal monitor function to protect the CPU
from overheating.
[Enabled]
Throttles down the CPU core clock speed when the CPU is over the
adaptive temperature.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fIntel C-State [Auto]
Enables or disables the Intel C-state. C-state is a processor power management
technology defined by ACPI.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enabled]
Detects the idle state of system and reduce CPU power consumption
accordingly.
[Disabled]
Disable this function.
fC1E Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables the C1E function for power-saving in halt state. This item
appears when Intel C-State is enabled.
[Enabled]
Enables C1E function to reduce the CPU frequency and voltage for
power-saving in halt state.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fPackage C State limit [Auto]
This item allows you to select a CPU C-state level for power-saving when system is
idle. The options of C-state depend on the installed CPU. This item appears when
Intel C-State is enabled.
fCFG Lock [Enabled]
Lock or un-lock the MSR 0xE2[15], CFG lock bit.
[Enabled]
Locks the CFG lock bit.
[Disabled]
Un-locks the CFG lock bit.
fEIST [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology. This item will
appear when OC Explore Mode is set to Normal.
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[Enabled]
Enables the EIST to adjust CPU voltage and core frequency
dynamically. It can decrease average power consumption and
average heat production.
[Disabled]
Disables EIST.
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fIntel Turbo Boost [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Intel® Turbo Boost. This item is for Normal mode and
appears when a CPU that support Turbo Boost is installed.
[Enabled]
Enables this function to boost CPU performance automatically over
specification when system request the highest performance state.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
fLong Duration Power Limit (W) [Auto]
Sets the long duration TDP power limit for CPU in Turbo Boost mode.
fLong Duration Maintained (s) [Auto]
Sets the maintaining time for Long duration power Limit(W).
fShort Duration Power Limit (W) [Auto]
Sets the short duration TDP power limit for CPU in Turbo Boost mode.
fCPU Current Limit (A) [Auto]
Sets maximum current limit of CPU package in Turbo Boost mode. When the
current is over the specified value, the CPU will automatically reduce the core
frequency for reducing the current.
fFCLK Frequency [Auto]
Set FCLK Frequency for early power on. Lower FCLK frequency may help you to set
higher base clock frequency.
fDMI Link Speed [Auto]
Sets DMI speed.
fSW Guard Extensions (SGX) [Software Control]
Enables or disables Intel SGX.
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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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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 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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Software Description
Please download and update the latest utilities and drivers at www.msi.com
Installing Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10
1. Power on the computer.
2. Insert the Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 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. For windows 8.1/ 10, skip this step. For Windows 7, access the BIOS menu
SETTING > Advanced > Windows OS Configuration > Windows 7 Installation and
set the item to enabled, save changes and restart.
Note: It is suggested to plug in your USB Keyboard/ USB Mouse to the leftmost
USB port when installing Windows® 7.
5. Press F11 key during the computer POST (Power-On Self Test) to get into Boot
Menu.
6. Select your optical drive from the Boot Menu.
7. Press any key when screen shows Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
message.
8. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10.
Installing Drivers
1. Start up your computer in Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 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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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 and DRAM 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.
y 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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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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GAMING APP
GAMING APP is an application designed to quickly control your system for improving
gaming performance.
Setting Button
Remote Control Setting
Full Speed GPU Fan
CPU Frequency
Information Button
Gaming Function
Buttons
GPU Frequency
Control Mode Buttons
Peripheral Device
Function Buttons
y Setting Button - allows you to run GAMING APP when Windows starts.
y Information Button - shows the information of this application.
y CPU Frequency - shows the current CPU frequency.
y Control Mode Buttons
ƒ OC Mode - enables Game Boost function to automatically overclock the CPU.
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 - is only available for the motherboard with the built-in
WiFi module or with an external WiFi home router. It allows you to set up a set of
Name and Password to link the android device the motherboard. Please refer to the
following instructions to complete the remote control setting.
1. Download and install the MSI® GAMING APP to your android device.
2. Set up a set of Name and the Password on the Remote Control Setting panel, and
then click the Apply button.
3. Activate Wi-Fi® on your android device and connect it to the wireless network of
the motherboard.
4. Run MSI® GAMING APP on your android device.
5. Press the Remote Control Setting icon on the MSI® GAMING APP to find the paired
device Name you set on the Remote Control Setting panel.
6. Enter the Password you set on the Remote Control Setting panel.
7. Finally, you can use the MSI® GAMING APP to control the aspect of your
motherboard with the android device.
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LED
LED function allows you to control LED lights on your motherboard.
LED ON/OFF
LED Area
Selection
y LED ON/OFF - allows you too turn ON/ OFF the LED Effect 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 Extend LED - allows you to turn ON/ OFF the Extend LED Effects.
ƒ Extend LED Effects - select the extend LED strip effects.
y LED color - allows you change the LED color.
y Apply Button - applies the Styles settings to LEDs.
OSD Setting Panel
Use the OSD setting panel to specify information within on-screen display (OSD).
y Apply Button - allows you to accept selections.
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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 increase contrast ratio of your screen.
y Movie - automatically increase 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
VR Ready can automatically detects VR devices connected to the system. When
enabled, it can provide the right advice to make sure your system is VR Ready.
VR ON/ OFF
Applications
y VR ON/ OFF -enables or disables VR device support.
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 input delay time and click the Add button to insert a
delay in the 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 - add a left-click to the macro.
ƒ Middle - add a middle-click to the macro.
ƒ Right - add 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 muse 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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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 USB SPEED UP - supports speed up the data transfer rates of the USB storage
devices.
y STORAGE BOOST - supports faster access speed to storage device.
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.
Important
y Please note that, you can only select one of the Easy and Advance to execute as the
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 software
RAID.
Main menu
After installing and activating MSI SMART TOOL, it will display a main menu for you
to choose Win7 Smart Tool or Software RAID. Note that the Software 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 PCIe M.2 RAID that was created by BIOS >
M.2 Genie (please refer to BIOS Setup Section for details), check the M.2 Genie
checkbox to copy iRST 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. However, this method does not support M.2
Genie.
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SOFTWARE RAID
This utility allows you to create a software RAID in Windows system.
To create a software 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
Software RAID can't includ the system disk.
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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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Killer Control Center
The Killer Control Center software installs with the Killer LAN driver. Once installed,
the Killer Control Center icon shows on system tray (the right bottom corner of the
screen). Mouse right click on the tray icon to show the application window.
In case no icon is shown on the system tray, it is possible to activate Killer Control
Center manually by double clicking 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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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!
System Requirement
y Hardware specifications:
ƒ For HD 720p Recording/Streaming - Core i5 CPU or equivalent
ƒ For HD 1080p Recording/Streaming - Core i7 CPU or equivalent
ƒ 4 GB RAM minimum
ƒ 8 GB free hard disk space
ƒ GeForce/Radeon Class Graphics card, minimum Direct X hardware level 10.1
y Software specifications:
ƒ Windows® 7 SP1 32bit/ 64bit, Windows® 8.1 32bit/ 64bit
ƒ .NET Framework 3.5
ƒ DirectX 10.1 or better
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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Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility
Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel XTU) is a simple overclocking software for you to
tune, test and monitor your system.
Tuning Controls
Navigation
System
Graphs
Views
Settings
Help
System
Table
System
Monitors
y Views Settings Help
ƒ Views - toggles to switche between Monitoring and Show All view.
ƒ Settings - opens the General Settings window.
ƒ Help - displays the help content for Intel XTU in a separate window.
y Navigation - lists all of the major functions of Intel XTU.
ƒ System Information - shows the details about your system.
ƒ App-Profile Pairing - tunes automatically based on active application.
ƒ Manual Tuning - changes system settings in a free form.
ƒ Stress Test - tests the stability of your system.
ƒ Benchmarking - analyzes and compares your system’s performance against
other system profiles.
ƒ Profiles - manages sets of system settings.
y Tuning Controls - displays the controls for changing the system settings in manual
tuning. For stress tests and profiles, this area displays the settings for these
features.
y System Table - displays information about the current system settings and a
summary of your changes.
y System Graphs - shows measured system values over a period of time. The system
graphs update live as changes are detected in the system. You can customize the
system graphs to show the data you need for your overclocking strategy in the
system graphs preferences.
y System Monitors - shows the range of the value, averages, and the current value.
The monitors change color if the monitored values fall into warning or critical zones.
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Software Description
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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Software Description
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 (optional)
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 5
provides data striping at the byte level and also stripe error correction
information. This results in excellent performance and good fault tolerance.
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
RAID 0
RAID 1
RAID 5
RAID 10
Minimum # drives
2
2
3
4
Data protection
None
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Read performance
Excellent
OK
Good
OK
Write performance
Excellent
Good
OK
Good
Capacity utilization
100%
50%
67%~(1-1/n)
50%
Using Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM
First, you need to set the SATA mode to RAID in BIOS to create, delete and reset RAID
volumes. To enter the IRST Option ROM, reboot and press Ctrl + I keys to enter the
IRST Option ROM during the POST, the following window will appear.
[ [ MAIN
MAIN MENU
MENU ]]
1.
2.
3.
4.
Create RAID Volume
5.
Delete RAID Volume
6.
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
[ DISK / VOLUME INFORMATION
Recovery Volume Options
Acceleration Options
Exit
]
RAID Volumes :
None defined.
Physical Devices :
Port Device Model
1 XXXX-XXXXXXXX
2 XXXX-XXXXXXXX
[ ↑↓] - Select
Serial #
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[ESC] - Exit
Size Type/Status (Vol ID)
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER] - Select Menu
Important
The following procedure is only available with a newly-built system or if you are
reinstalling your OS. It should not be used to migrate an existing system to RAID.
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RAID Configuration (optional)
Creating s RAID Volume
1. Select option Create RAID Volume and press Enter key. The following screen
appears.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name :
RAID Level :
Disks :
Strip Size :
Capacity :
Sync :
Volume0
RAID1(Mirror)
Select Disks
N/A
XXX.X GB
N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
RAID 1 : Mirrors data (redundancy) .
[ ↑↓] - Change
[TAB] - Next
[ESC] - Previous Menu
[ENTER] - Select
2. Specify a RAID Volume name and then press the Tab or Enter key to go to the next
field
3. Use the ↑↓←→ arrow keys to select the RAID level best suited to your usage
model in RAID Level.
4. In the Disk field, press Enter key and use Space key to select the disks you want to
create for the RAID volume, then click Enter key to finish selection. This field will
become available according to the selected RAID level.
5. Select the strip size for the RAID array by using the ↑ upper arrow or ↓ down
arrow keys to scroll through the available values, and pressing the Enter key
to select and advance to the next field. The available values range from 4KB to
128 KB in power of 2 increments. The strip size should be chosen based on the
planned drive usage. Here are some typical values:
RAID0 -128KB / RAID10 - 64KB / RAID5 - 64KB.
6. Select the capacity of the volume in the Capacity field. The default value is the
maximum volume capacity of the selected disks.
Important
Since you want to create two volumes, this default size (maximum) needs to be
reduced. Type in a new size for the first volume. As an example: if you want the first
volume to span the first half of the two disks, re-type the size to be half of what is
shown by default. The second volume, when created, will automatically span the
remainder of two hard drives.
7. Go to the Create Volume field and press Enter, a WARNING message will appear
for you to confirm if you are sure to create the RAID volume. Press Y to continue.
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Removing a RAID Volume
Here you can delete the RAID volume, but please be noted that all data on RAID drives
will be lost.
Important
If your system currently boots to RAID and you delete the RAID volume in the IRST
Option ROM, your system will become unbootable.
Select option Delete RAID Volume from the main menu screen and press Enter key to
select a RAID volume for deletion. Then press Delete key to delete the selected RAID
volume. The following screen appears.
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID1(Mirror)
2
Drives
Capacity
Status
XXX.XGB Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
HELP “Volume0”?
]
Are you sure you want to[ delete
(Y / N) :
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING : ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[ ↑↓] - Select
[ESC] - Previous Menu
[DEL] - Delete Volume
Press Y key to accept the volume deletion.
Resetting Disks to Non-RAID
Select option Reset Disks to Non-RAID from the main menu screen and press Enter
to delete the RAID volume and remove any RAID structures from the drives. Use the
Space key to select the disks and press Enter key. A confirmation sentence will appear
below, and then press Y key to accept the selection
[ MAIN MENU ]
1.
2.
4. Recovery Volume Options
Create RAID Volume
[ RESET RAID DATA4. ] Recovery Volume Options
Delete RAID Volume
5. Exit
Resetting RAID disk will remove
its RAID structures and revert it
DISK / VOLUME INFORMATION ]
to a non-RAID
[ disk.
RAID Volumes :
None defined.
WARNING : Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Drive: Model Serial #
Size Status
PhysicalPort
Devices
1 Model
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXSize Type/Status
XXX.XGB Member
Port Device
Serial #
(Vol ID) Disk
2 XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XGB Disk
Member Disk
1 XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XGB Non-RAID
2 XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[ ↑↓] - Previous/ Next
[ ↑↓] - Select
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RAID Configuration (optional)
[SPACE] - Selects
[ESC] - Exit
[ENTER] - Selection Complete
[ENTER] - Select Menu
Important
y You will lose all data on the RAID drives and any internal RAID structures when you
perform this operation.
y Possible reasons to Reset Disks to Non-RAID could include issues such as
incompatible RAID configurations or a failed volume or failed disk.
Recovery Volume Options
Select option Recovery Volume Options from the main menu screen and press Enter
to change recovery volume mode. The following screen appears:
[ RECOVERY VOLUME OPTIONS ]
1.
2.
Enable Only Recovery Disk
Enable Only Master Disk
[ HELP ]
Enable Only Recovery Disk - enables recovery disk if available and
disables master disk.
Enable Only Master Disk - enables master disk if available and
disables recovery disk.
Actions will result in change from Continuous Update mode to On-Request.
[ ↑↓] - select
[ESC] - Previous Menu
[ENTER] - Select
Recovery mode will change from Continuous Update to On-Request after you enable
Only Recovery Disk or Only Master Disk.
Degraded RAID Array
A RAID 1, RAID 5 or RAID 10 volume is reported as degraded when one of its hard
drive members fails or is temporarily disconnected, and data mirroring is lost. As a
result, the system can only utilize the remaining functional hard drive member. To
re-establish data mirroring and restore data redundancy, refer to the procedure below
that corresponds to the current situation.
RAID Volumes
ID Name
0
Volume0
Level
RAID 1(Mirror)
Physical Disks:
Port Device Model
1
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
2
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Strip
N/A
Size
XXX.XGB
Serial #
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Status
Degraded
Size
XXX.XGB
XXX.XGB
Bootable
Yes
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk (0)
Member Disk (0)
Press <CTRL-I> to enter Configuration Utility..
Missing Hard Drive Member
1. Power off.
2. Reconnect the hard drive.
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3. Reboot to Windows®; the rebuild will occur automatically.
Failed Hard Drive Member
1. Power off.
2. Replace the failed hard drive with a new one that is of equal or greater capacity.
3. Reboot the system to IRST Option ROM by press Ctrl + I keys during the POST.
4. Select the port of the destination disk for rebuilding, and then press Enter.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1.
2.
4. Recovery Volume Options
Create RAID Volume
[ DEGRADED VOLUME DETECTED ]
4. Recovery Volume Options
Delete RAID Volume
“Degraded” volume and disk available 5.
for rebuilding
Exit detected. Selecting
a disk initiates a rebuild.[ Rebuild
completes
in
the
operating
DISK / VOLUME INFORMATION ] system.
RAID Volumes :
Select the port of the destination disk for rebuilding (ESC to exit):
None defined.
Port Drive Model Serial #
Size
1 XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XGB
Physical Devices :
Port Device Model
Serial #
Size Type/Status (Vol ID)
1 XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
[ ↑↓] - Previous/ Next [ENTER] - Select [ESC] - Exit
2 XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
[ ↑↓] - Select
[ESC] - Exit
[ENTER] - Select Menu
5. Exit IRST Option ROM, reboot to Windows .
®
6. When prompted to rebuild the RAID volume, click Yes.
7. The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology application will be launched. Right-click
the new hard drive and select Rebuild to this Disk. The Rebuild Wizard will be
launched which will guide you through the process of rebuilding to the new hard
drive.
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RAID Configuration (optional)
M.2 PCIe SSD RAID
You can create M.2 PCIe SSD RAID volume with UEFI BIOS.
Creating a M.2 PCIe SSD RAID Volume
1. Access the BIOS setup
2. Switch to Advanced Mode by pressing F7 key.
3. Go to Settings > Advanced > Windows OS Configuration.
4. Set Windows 8.1/10 WHQL Support to Enabled.
5. Go to Settings > Advanced > Integrated Peripherals.
Setting\Advanced\Integrated Peripherals
SATA Configuration
SATA Mode
M2_1 Pcie Storage Remapping
M2_2 Pcie Storage Remapping
[RAID Mode]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
6. Set SATA Mode to RAID Mode.
7. Set both M2_1 Pcie Storage Remapping and M2_2 Pcie Storage Remapping to
Enabled.
8. Press F10 to save and exit and then press the Enter key to select Yes.
9. Reboot the system and access the BIOS setup again.
10. Switch to Advanced Mode by pressing F7 key.
11. Go to Settings > Advanced > Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology.
12. Select Create RAID Volume and press Enter key.
...\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\
Create RAID Volume
Create RAID Volume
Name:
RAID Level:
Volume1
[RAID0(Stripe)]
Select Disks:
PCIe, XXXXX XXXXXXXX-XXXX, XXXGB
PCIe, XXXXX XXXXXXXX-XXXX, XXXGB
[X]
[X]
Strip Size:
Capacity (MB):
[XXKB]
XXXXXX
Create Volume
13. Enter in a volume name.
14. Select the RAID level.
15. Use Space key to select the both PCIe SSDs.
16. If creating RAID 0, select the Strip Size; it is recommended that it be left at the
default value.
17. Go to the Create Volume field and press Enter.
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Removing a M.2 PCIe SSD RAID Volume
Here you can delete the M.2 PCIe SSD RAID volume, but please be noted that all data
on M.2 PCIe SSDs will be lost.
Important
If your system currently boots to M.2 PCIe SSD RAID and you delete the RAID volume
in the UEFI BIOS, your system will become unbootable.
To remove the M.2 PCIe SSD RAID volume:
1. Access the BIOS setup.
2. Switch to Advanced Mode by pressing F7 key.
3. Go to Settings > Advanced > Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology.
4. Select a RAID volume and press Enter key.
5. Go to the Delete field and press Enter. The following screen appears
...\RAID VOLUME INFO\
Delete
Delete
Delete the RAID volume?
ALL DATA ON VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
Yes
No
6. Go to the Yes field and press Enter key to accept the volume deletion.
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RAID Configuration (optional)
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 Clear the CMOS, but that will cause
you to lose all customized settings in
the BIOS.
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.
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 Restart or reset your router.
The USB device is not working
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.
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)
Troubleshooting
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Regulatory Notices
FCC Compliance Statement
Battery Information
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.
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.
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
Hereby, Micro-Star International CO., LTD
declares that this device is in compliance
with the essential safety requirements and
other relevant provisions set out in the European
Directive.
C-Tick Compliance
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
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Regulatory Notices
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
WEEE (Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment) Statement
ENGLISH
To protect the global environment and as
an environmentalist, MSI must remind
you that...
Under the European Union (“EU”)
Directive on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment, Directive 2002/96/
EC, which takes effect on August 13,
2005, products of “electrical and electronic equipment”
cannot be discarded as municipal wastes anymore, and
manufacturers of covered electronic equipment will
be obligated to take back such products at the end of
their useful life. MSI will comply with the product take
back requirements at the end of life of MSI-branded
products that are sold into the EU. You can return these
products to local collection points.
ESPAÑOL
MSI como empresa comprometida con la protección
del medio ambiente, recomienda:
Bajo la directiva 2002/96/EC de la Unión Europea
en materia de desechos y/o equipos electrónicos,
con fecha de rigor desde el 13 de agosto de 2005,
los productos clasificados como “eléctricos y
equipos electrónicos” no pueden ser depositados
en los contenedores habituales de su municipio, los
fabricantes de equipos electrónicos, están obligados
a hacerse cargo de dichos productos al termino de
su período de vida. MSI estará comprometido con los
términos de recogida de sus productos vendidos en
la Unión Europea al final de su periodo de vida. Usted
debe depositar estos productos en el punto limpio
establecido por el ayuntamiento de su localidad o
entregar a una empresa autorizada para la recogida de
estos residuos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
POLSKI
Aby chronić nasze środowisko naturalne oraz jako
firma dbająca o ekologię, MSI przypomina, że...
Zgodnie z Dyrektywą Unii Europejskiej (“UE”) dotyczącą
odpadów produktów elektrycznych i elektronicznych
(Dyrektywa 2002/96/EC), która wchodzi w życie 13
sierpnia 2005, tzw. “produkty oraz wyposażenie
elektryczne i elektroniczne “ nie mogą być traktowane
jako śmieci komunalne, tak więc producenci tych
produktów będą zobowiązani do odbierania ich w
momencie gdy produkt jest wycofywany z użycia.
MSI wypełni wymagania UE, przyjmując produkty
(sprzedawane na terenie Unii Europejskiej) wycofywane
z użycia. Produkty MSI będzie można zwracać w
wyznaczonych punktach zbiorczych.
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TÜRKÇE
Çevreci özelliğiyle bilinen MSI dünyada çevreyi
korumak için hatırlatır:
Avrupa Birliği (AB) Kararnamesi Elektrik ve Elektronik
Malzeme Atığı, 2002/96/EC Kararnamesi altında 13
Ağustos 2005 tarihinden itibaren geçerli olmak üzere,
elektrikli ve elektronik malzemeler diğer atıklar
gibi çöpe atılamayacak ve bu elektonik cihazların
üreticileri, cihazların kullanım süreleri bittikten sonra
ürünleri geri toplamakla yükümlü olacaktır. Avrupa
Birliği’ne satılan MSI markalı ürünlerin kullanım
süreleri bittiğinde MSI ürünlerin geri alınması isteği ile
işbirliği içerisinde olacaktır. Ürünlerinizi yerel toplama
noktalarına bırakabilirsiniz.
ČESKY
Záleží nám na ochraně životního prostředí - společnost
MSI upozorňuje...
Podle směrnice Evropské unie (“EU”) o likvidaci
elektrických a elektronických výrobků 2002/96/
EC platné od 13. srpna 2005 je zakázáno likvidovat
“elektrické a elektronické výrobky” v běžném
komunálním odpadu a výrobci elektronických
výrobků, na které se tato směrnice vztahuje, budou
povinni odebírat takové výrobky zpět po skončení
jejich životnosti. Společnost MSI splní požadavky na
odebírání výrobků značky MSI, prodávaných v zemích
EU, po skončení jejich životnosti. Tyto výrobky můžete
odevzdat v místních sběrnách.
MAGYAR
Annak érdekében, hogy környezetünket megvédjük,
illetve környezetvédőként fellépve az MSI emlékezteti
Önt, hogy ...
Az Európai Unió („EU”) 2005. augusztus 13-án hatályba
lépő, az elektromos és elektronikus berendezések
hulladékairól szóló 2002/96/EK irányelve szerint
az elektromos és elektronikus berendezések
többé nem kezelhetőek lakossági hulladékként,
és az ilyen elektronikus berendezések gyártói
kötelessé válnak az ilyen termékek visszavételére
azok hasznos élettartama végén. Az MSI betartja a
termékvisszavétellel kapcsolatos követelményeket
az MSI márkanév alatt az EU-n belül értékesített
termékek esetében, azok élettartamának végén. Az
ilyen termékeket a legközelebbi gyűjtőhelyre viheti.
ITALIANO
Per proteggere l’ambiente, MSI, da sempre amica della
natura, ti ricorda che….
In base alla Direttiva dell’Unione Europea (EU) sullo
Smaltimento dei Materiali Elettrici ed Elettronici,
Direttiva 2002/96/EC in vigore dal 13 Agosto 2005,
prodotti appartenenti alla categoria dei Materiali
Elettrici ed Elettronici non possono più essere eliminati
come rifiuti municipali: i produttori di detti materiali
saranno obbligati a ritirare ogni prodotto alla fine
del suo ciclo di vita. MSI si adeguerà a tale Direttiva
ritirando tutti i prodotti marchiati MSI che sono stati
venduti all’interno dell’Unione Europea alla fine del
loro ciclo di vita. È possibile portare i prodotti nel più
vicino punto di raccolta
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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 yönetmeli i
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti: EEE Yönetmeli ine 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”
Environmental Policy
y The product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and
recycling and should not be thrown
away at its end of life.
y Users should contact the local
authorized point of collection for
recycling and disposing of their end-of-life products.
y Visit the MSI website and locate a nearby distributor
for further recycling information.
y Users may also reach us at gpcontdev@msi.com for
information regarding proper Disposal, Take-back,
Recycling, and Disassembly of MSI products.
产品中有害物质的名称及含量
部件名称
有害物质
铅
(Pb)
汞
(Hg)
镉
(Cd)
六价铬
(Cr(VI))
多溴联苯
(PBB)
多溴二苯醚
(PBDE)
印刷电路板组件*
X
O
O
O
O
O
电池**
X
O
O
O
O
O
外部信号连接头
X
O
O
O
O
O
线材
X
O
O
O
O
O
本表格依据 SJ/T 11364 的规定编制。
O: 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。
X: 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。
Copyright
Revision History
Micro-Star Int’l Co.,Ltd.
Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.
Version 1.0, 2016/11, First release.
Version 1.1, 2017/01, Update spec.
Version 1.2, 2017/03, Update pcie spec.
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
Trademark Recognition
All product names used in this manual are the
properties of their respective owners and are
acknowledged.
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