MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard User manual

MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON motherboard User manual
Unpacking
Thank you for buying the MSI® X99A GAMING PRO CARBON 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
Quick Guide
SATA Cable x6
I/O Shield
SLI Bridge
Connector x2
SATA Cable Labels
RGB LED Extension Cable 40cm x1
RGB LED Extension Cable 80cm x1
Door Hanger
Case Badge
* These pictures are for reference only and may vary without notice.
** The packing contents may vary according to the country 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 2011-3 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
1
3
https://youtu.be/QnwHWBx3NnE
2
4
5
6
9
8
7
10
11
13
4
Quick Start
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Installing DDR4 memory
http://youtu.be/T03aDrJPyQs
1
2
2
3
Quick Start
5
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
6
Quick Start
HDD LED HDD LED +
POWER LED POWER LED +
Installing the Motherboard
1
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
2
3
5
4
Quick Start
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Connecting Peripheral Devices
10
Quick Start
Connecting the Power Connectors
http://youtu.be/gkDYyR_83I4
JPWR1
JPWR2
Quick Start
11
Power On
1
2
3
4
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Quick Start
Contents
Unpacking .............................................................................................................. 1
Safety Information ................................................................................................. 2
Quick Start ............................................................................................................. 3
Preparing Tools and Components .......................................................................... 3
Installing a Processor ............................................................................................. 4
Installing DDR4 memory ........................................................................................ 5
Connecting the Front Panel Header ....................................................................... 6
Installing the Motherboard ..................................................................................... 7
Installing SATA Drives............................................................................................. 8
Installing a Graphics Card ...................................................................................... 9
Connecting Peripheral Devices ............................................................................ 10
Connecting the Power Connectors....................................................................... 11
Power On............................................................................................................... 12
Specifications....................................................................................................... 16
Block Diagram .................................................................................................... 23
Rear I/O Panel ..................................................................................................... 24
LAN Port LED Status Table................................................................................... 24
Audio Ports Configuration .................................................................................... 24
Realtek HD Audio Manager .................................................................................. 25
Overview of Components .................................................................................... 27
CPU Socket ........................................................................................................... 29
DIMM Slots............................................................................................................ 30
PCI_E1~6: PCIe Expansion Slots .......................................................................... 32
PCIe 3.0 bandwidth table ...................................................................................... 32
SATA1~10: SATA 6Gb/s Connectors ..................................................................... 35
SE1_65: SATAe Connector .................................................................................... 35
M2_1: M.2 Slot (Key M) ......................................................................................... 36
U2_1: U.2 Connector............................................................................................. 37
OC1: GAME BOOST Knob ..................................................................................... 40
JPWR1~2: Power Connectors............................................................................... 42
JTPM1: TPM Module Connector ........................................................................... 42
JFP1, JFP2: Front Panel Connectors ................................................................... 43
JUSB1~2: USB 3.1 Gen1 Connectors ................................................................... 43
USB5: USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Connector ............................................................... 44
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JUSB3~4: USB 2.0 Connectors ............................................................................. 45
JLED1: RGB LED connector ................................................................................. 45
CPUFAN1,SYSFAN1~3,PUMPFAN1: Fan Connectors .......................................... 46
JAUD1: Front Audio Connector ............................................................................ 47
JCI1: Chassis Intrusion Connector ....................................................................... 47
BIOS1: Multi-BIOS Switch .................................................................................... 48
POWER1, RESET1: Power Button, Reset Button ................................................. 49
JBAT1: Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper ........................................................... 49
JSLOW1: Slow Mode Booting Jumper .................................................................. 50
LED Status Indicators .......................................................................................... 51
LED Status Table................................................................................................... 51
Debug Code LED ................................................................................................... 52
Hexadecimal Character Table .............................................................................. 52
Boot Phases .......................................................................................................... 52
Debug Code LED Table ......................................................................................... 52
ACPI States Codes ................................................................................................ 54
CPU Temperature ................................................................................................. 54
BIOS Setup ........................................................................................................... 55
Entering BIOS Setup ............................................................................................. 55
Resetting BIOS...................................................................................................... 56
Updating BIOS....................................................................................................... 56
EZ Mode ................................................................................................................ 57
Advanced Mode .................................................................................................... 59
SETTINGS.............................................................................................................. 60
Advanced ............................................................................................................... 60
Boot ....................................................................................................................... 66
Security ................................................................................................................. 66
Save & Exit ............................................................................................................ 67
OC.......................................................................................................................... 68
M-FLASH .............................................................................................................. 76
OC PROFILE .......................................................................................................... 77
HARDWARE MONITOR .......................................................................................... 78
Software Description........................................................................................... 79
Installing Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10.............................................................................. 79
Installing Drivers .................................................................................................. 79
Installing Utilities ................................................................................................. 79
COMMAND CENTER ............................................................................................. 80
LIVE UPDATE 6...................................................................................................... 84
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Contents
GAMING APP ......................................................................................................... 86
M-CLOUD .............................................................................................................. 92
RAMDISK............................................................................................................... 95
USB SPEED UP ..................................................................................................... 96
GAMING LAN MANAGER ...................................................................................... 97
Nahimic 2 .............................................................................................................. 99
XSplit Gamecaster V2 ......................................................................................... 103
Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility .............................................................................. 107
RAID Configuration ............................................................................................ 108
Using Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM ......................................... 108
Degraded RAID Array ......................................................................................... 111
Troubleshooting ................................................................................................ 113
Regulatory Notices ............................................................................................ 114
Contents
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Specifications
CPU
y Supports New Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
for LGA2011-3 Socket
y Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0*
* This function will be supported depend on the CPU.
Chipset
Intel® X99 Chipset
y 8x DDR4 memory slots, support up to 128GB*
Memory
ƒ Supports DDR4 3466(OC)/ 3400(OC)/ 3333(OC)/ 3200(OC)/
3000(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666(OC)/ 2600(OC)/
2400/ 2200(OC)/ 2133 MHz
y Quad channel memory architecture
y Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* For the latest information about memory, please visit http://www.msi.com
y 4x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots*
Expansion Slots
ƒ Support x16/ x0/ x0/ x0, x16/ x16/ x0/ x0, x16/ x16/ x0/
x8, x8/ x16/ x8/ x8 with the CPU that supports 40 PCIe
lanes.
ƒ Support x16/ x0/ x0/ x0, x16/ x8/ x0/ x0, x8/ x8/ x8/ x0,
x8/ x8/ x8/ x4 with the CPU that supports 28 PCIe lanes.
y 2x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
* PCI_E6 slot shares the bandwidth with U.2 port and M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4. Please
refer to page 32 for PCIe 3.0 bandwidth table.
Multi-GPU
y Supports 3-Way AMD® CrossFire™ Technology
y Supports 3-Way NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
y ASMedia® ASM1142 Chipset
ƒ 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps) port on the
back panel
ƒ 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 (Super Speed USB 10Gbps) Type-C port
on the back panel
y Intel® X99 Chipset
USB
ƒ 5x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports (1 internal
Type-C port on the board, 4 ports available through the
internal USB connectors)
ƒ 8x USB 2.0 (High-speed USB) ports (4 ports on the
back panel, 4 ports available through the internal USB
connectors)
y VIA VL805 Chipset
ƒ 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 (SuperSpeed USB) ports on the back
panel
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Specifications
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Intel® X99 Chipset
y 10x SATA 6Gb/s ports (2 ports from SATAe port)
ƒ SATA1~6 support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10
ƒ SATA7~10 only support IDE mode and AHCI mode
y 1x M.2 slot (Key M)*
ƒ Supports up to PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s
ƒ Supports 2242/ 2260/ 2280 storage devices
Storage
y 1x U.2 port */ **
ƒ Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe storage
y 1x SATAe port* (compatible with 2 SATA ports)
ƒ Supports up to PCIe 2.0x2
y Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology***
* M.2 slot (PCIe 3.0 x4) and U.2 share the same bandwidth. Please refer to
page 38 for U.2/ M.2/ SATAe & SATA combination table.
** The U.2 port will be unavailable when installing the PCIe device in PCI_E6
slot.
***This function will be supported depend on the CPU.
y Realtek® ALC1150 Codec
Audio
y 7.1-Channel High Definition Audio
y Supports S/PDIF output
LAN
1x Intel I218-V Gigabit LAN controller
y 1x PS/2 keyboard/ mouse combo port
y 4x USB 2.0 ports
y 1x Clear CMOS button
Back Panel
Connectors
y 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
y 1x LAN (RJ45) port
y 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 port
y 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port
y 1x Optical S/PDIF OUT connector
y 5x OFC audio jacks
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y 1x 24-pin ATX main power connector
y 1x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
y 10x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
y 1x SATA Express connector
y 1x M.2 slot
y 1x U.2 port
y 2x USB 2.0 connectors (supports additional 4 USB 2.0
ports)
y 2x USB 3.1 Gen1 connectors (supports additional 4 USB
3.1 Gen1 ports)
y 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C port
y 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
Internal Connectors
y 1x 4-pin Water Pump connector
y 3x 4-pin system fan connectors
y 1x Front panel audio connector
y 2x Front panel connectors
y 1x TPM module connector
y 1x Chassis Intrusion connector
y 1x Clear CMOS jumper
y 1x Slow mode booting jumper
y 1x GAME BOOST knob
y 1x Power button
y 1x Reset button
y 1x Multi-BIOS switch
y 1x RGB LED connector
I/O Controller
NUVOTON NCT6792D 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. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
y 2x 128 Mb flash
BIOS Features
y UEFI AMI BIOS
y ACPI 5.0, PnP 1.0a, SM BIOS 2.8
y Multi-language
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Specifications
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y Drivers
y COMMAND CENTER
y LIVE UPDATE 6
y FAST BOOT
y SUPER CHARGER
y GAMING APP
y SMART UTILITIES
y M-CLOUD
Software
y RAMDISK
y GAMING LAN MANAGER
y USB SPEED UP
y Nahimic 2
y XSplit Gamecaster V2
y Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility
y Norton™ Internet Security Solution
y Google Chrome™ ,Google Toolbar, Google Drive
y SteelSeries Engine 3
y CPU-Z
y WTFast GPN
ƒ 2-Month Premium License
ƒ Multi-Server Network Optimization
Performance
GAMING Features
ƒ Advanced Lag Spike & Disconnect Reduction
y GAMING CERTIFIED
y MYSTIC LIGHT
ƒ 16.8 Million Colors
ƒ 17 LED Effects
ƒ 1x Extend Header for 1 additional RGB Strip
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y AUDIO BOOST 3
ƒ Isolated Audio PCB
ƒ EMI Shielding
ƒ High Quality Audio Capacitors
ƒ Golden Audio Connectors
y GAME BOOST
ƒ Easy Overclocking
ƒ 7 Gear Clock Change
y GAMING LAN
ƒ Intel® Gigabit Ethernet
ƒ GAMING Network Manager power by cFos
ƒ Electric Wave Surge
y GAMING APP
Performance
GAMING Features
ƒ System Mode Switching: OC/Gaming/Silent
ƒ Gaming Hotkey
ƒ Gaming Mouse Control
ƒ Gaming LED Control
y Optimized Thermal Design
ƒ Heat-pipe Direct Touch Technology
ƒ Enhanced Choke Thermal Design
y Nahimic 2
ƒ Sound Tracker
ƒ HD Audio Recorder 2
ƒ Expert Mode
ƒ Sound Effect Equalizer
ƒ Microphone Noise Reduction
y XSplit
ƒ XSplit GAMECASTER V2
ƒ XSplit BROADCASTER V2
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Specifications
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y CLICK BIOS 5
ƒ EZ Mode & Advanced Mode Switching
ƒ Board Explorer
ƒ Hardware Monitor
y MILITARY CLASS 5
ƒ Military Class Component
ƒ Military Class Stability and Reliability
˜ ESD Protection
˜ EMI Protection
˜ Humidity Protection
MSI Exclusive
Features
˜ Circuit Protection
˜ High Temperature Protection
˜ VGA Armor Slot
y COMMAND CENTER
ƒ System Monitor
ƒ Smart Fan Control
y RAMDISK
y LIVE UPDATE 6
y M-CLOUD
y USB Redrivers
y CPU-Z
y Steel Series Engine 3
y SUPER CHARGER
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y DDR4 BOOST Support
ƒ Quad-Channel DDR4 Memory Support
ƒ Isolated DDR4 Circuit Design
ƒ DDR4 XMP Ready
ƒ Steel Armor Ready
y PCI Express 3.0 Support
ƒ 3-Way Nvidia SLITM Support
ƒ 3-Way AMD CrossFireTM Support
y Multi-GPU with Steel Armor
Specification
Highlights
y USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A/ Type-C Ready
y USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Ready
y Turbo M.2 Ready
ƒ PCIe 3.0 x4 (32 Gb/s) Support
ƒ PCIe/ SATA Dual Mode Support
ƒ Steel Armor Ready
y U.2 Ready
y NVMe / AHCI Driver Support
y 2-Digit Debug Code LED
y EZ Debug LED 2
y RGB LED pin header
y PCI-E Ambient Light
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Specifications
Block Diagram
4 Channel DDR4 Memory
Processor
PCI Express Bus
x4
Switch
PCIe x1 slot
x1
PCI Express Bus
DMI 2.0
1x M.2
2x SATA 6Gb/s
Switch
x2
PCI Express Bus
1x SATA Express
PCIe x1 slot
x1
1x U.2
5x USB 3.1 Gen1
8x USB 2.0
VIA
VL805
X99 PCH
PCI Express Bus
ASMEDIA
ASM1142
8x SATA 6Gb/s
4x USB 3.1 Gen1
2x USB 3.1 Gen2
LPC Bus
NV6792
Super I/O
Realtek
ALC1150
CS-Out
Line-In/ SS-Out
RS-Out Line-Out
PS/2 Mouse / Keyboard
S/PDIF-Out
MIC
Block Diagram
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Rear I/O Panel
Audio Ports
LAN
PS/2
USB 3.1 Gen2
USB 3.1 Gen1
USB 2.0
Clear CMOS
Optical S/PDIF-Out
USB 2.0
USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
y Clear CMOS button - Power off your computer. Press and hold the Clear CMOS
button for about 5-10 seconds to reset BIOS to default values.
LAN Port LED Status Table
Link/ Activity LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
Off
No link
Off
10 Mbps connection
Yellow
Linked
Green
100 Mbps connection
Blinking
Data activity
Orange
1 Gbps connection
Audio Ports Configuration
Audio Ports
Channel
2
4
Center/ Subwoofer Out
●
Rear Speaker Out
6
8
●
●
●
Line-In/ Side Speaker Out
Line-Out/ Front Speaker Out
●
Mic In
(●: connected, Blank: empty)
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Rear I/O Panel
●
●
●
●
●
Realtek HD Audio Manager
After installing the Realtek HD Audio driver, the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon will
appear in the system tray. Double click on the icon to launch.
Device
Selection
Advanced
Settings
Jack Status
Application
Enhancement
Main Volume
Connector
Strings
Profiles
y Device Selection - allows you to select a audio output source to change the related
options. The check sign indicates the devices as default.
y Application Enhancement - the array of options will provide you a complete
guidance of anticipated sound effect for both output and input device.
y Main Volume - controls the volume or balance the right/left side of the speakers
that you plugged in front or rear panel by adjust the bar.
y Profiles - toggles between profiles.
y Advanced Settings - provides the mechanism to deal with 2 independent audio
streams.
y Jack Status - depicts all render and capture devices currently connected with your
computer.
y Connector Settings - configures the connection settings.
Auto popup dialog
When you plug a device into an audio jack, a dialogue window will pop up asking you
which device is current connected.
Each jack corresponds to its default setting as shown on the next page.
Rear I/O Panel
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Audio jacks to headphone and microphone diagram
Audio jacks to stereo speakers diagram
AUDIO INPUT
Audio jacks to 7.1-channel speakers diagram
AUDIO INPUT
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Rear I/O Panel
Rear
Front
Side
Center/
Subwoofer
Overview of Components
DIMM1
DIMM2
CPUFAN1
DIMM3
JPWR2
DIMM4
PUMPFAN1
CPU Socket
SYSFAN1
DIMM8
DIMM7
DIMM6
DIMM5
SYSFAN2
JPWR1
JUSB1
JCI1
JBAT1
USB5
M2_1
PCI_E1
JUSB2
PCI_E2
SATA1_2
PCI_E3
SATA3_4
PCI_E4
SATA7_8
PCI_E5
BIOS1
U2_1
JFP2
SATA9
SATA10
JTPM1
PCI_E6
JSLOW1
JAUD1
SYSFAN3
JLED1
JFP1
JUSB3
SE1_65
OC1
RESET1
POWER1
JUSB4
Overview of Components
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Component Contents
Port Name
28
Port Type
Page
BIOS1
Multi-BIOS Switch
48
CPUFAN1,SYSFAN1~3,PUMPFAN1
Fan Connectors
46
CPU Socket
LGA2011-3
29
DIMM1~8
DIMM Slots
30
JAUD1
Front Audio Connector
47
JBAT1
Clear CMOS (Reset BIOS) Jumper
49
JCI1
Chassis Intrusion Connector
47
JFP1, JFP2
Front Panel Connectors
43
JLED1
RGB LED connector
45
JPWR1~2
Power Connectors
42
JSLOW1
Slow Mode Booting Jumper
50
JTPM1
TPM Module Connector
42
JUSB1~2
USB 3.1 Gen1 Connectors
43
JUSB3~4
USB 2.0 Connectors
45
M2_1
M.2 Slot (Key M)
36
OC1
GAME BOOST Knob
40
PCI_E1~6
PCIe Expansion Slots
32
POWER1, RESET1
Power Button, Reset Button
49
SATA1~10
SATA 6Gb/s Connectors
35
SE1_65
SATAe Connector
35
U2_1
U.2 Connector
37
USB5
USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Connector
44
Overview of Components
CPU Socket
Introduction to the LGA 2011-3 CPU
The surface of the LGA2011-3 CPU has
four alignment keys and a yellow triangle
to assist in correctly lining up the CPU
for motherboard placement. The yellow
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.
Overview of Components
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DIMM Slots
DIMM1
Channel A
DIMM2
DIMM3
Channel B
DIMM8
Channel D
DIMM4
DIMM7
DIMM6
Channel C
DIMM5
Memory module installation recommendation
DIMM3
DIMM1
DIMM1
DIMM3
DIMM1
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Overview of Components
DIMM5
DIMM7
DIMM3
DIMM2
DIMM1
DIMM5
DIMM6
DIMM7
DIMM4
DIMM3
DIMM2
DIMM1
DIMM5
DIMM6
DIMM7
DIMM8
Important
y Always insert a memory module in the DIMM1 slot first.
y To ensure system stability for Dual/ Triple/ Quad channel mode, memory modules
must be of the same type, number and density. And for every channel, the odd
number DIMM slot must to be installed 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 modules depend on installed
CPU and devices when overclocking.
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PCI_E1~6: PCIe Expansion Slots
PCI_E1: PCIe 3.0 x16
PCI_E2: PCIe 2.0 x1
PCI_E3: PCIe 3.0 x16
PCI_E4: PCIe 2.0 x1
PCI_E5: PCIe 3.0 x8
PCI_E6: PCIe 3.0 x8
Important
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.
y With MSI PCI-E Ambient Light feature, you will be able to easily find out which PCIe
x16 slot is operating with full 3.0 x16 speed. Red PCIe LED ambient light indicate the
PCIe x16 slot is operating at full 3.0 x16 speed, and white PCIe LED ambient light
indicate the PCIe x16 slot is operating at 3.0 x8/ x4/ x1 speed. You can also refer to
the PCIe 3.0 bandwidth table for details.
PCIe 3.0 bandwidth table
(─: N/A)
Single-card
2-Way
CPU
Type
40
lanes
28
lanes
PCI_E1
x16
x16
─
PCI_E3
PCI_E6*
U.2_1*
x4
M.2_1
(PCIe)**
2.0
x2
─
x16
x16
x16
x8
x8
x8
x16
x8
x16
x8
x16
x8
x8
x8
x8
─
─
x4
x4
2.0
x2
─
─
─
x4
x4
2.0
x2
─
40
lanes
4-cards
28
lanes
─
─
PCI_E5
3-Way
40
lanes
─
─
x4
x4
2.0
x2
─
28
lanes
─
─
x4
─
2.0
x2
x8
─
2.0
x2
x4
2.0
x2
─
─
x4
40
lanes
─
x8
2.0
x2
* U.2_1 will be un-available when installing a PCIe device in PCI_E6.
** The M.2 PCIe slot can only support PCIe 2.0 x2 speed if the PCI_E6 slot or U.2 port be installed.
Note: PCI_E1 shares the bandwidth with PCI_E5.
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─
2.0
x2
28
lanes
─
2.0
x2
x4
─
2.0
x2
Multiple graphics cards installation recommendation
x16
x16
x8**
x8**
x8**
x16*
x16*/ 8**
x16*
x8*
* For the CPU with 40 PCIe lanes support.
** For the CPU with 28 PCIe lanes support.
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Installing SLI graphics cards
For power supply recommendations for SLI configurations, please refer to the user
guide of your graphics card to make sure you meet all the system requirements.
To install SLI graphics cards:
1. Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cord, install two graphics cards
into the PCI_E1 and PCI_E3 slots.
2. Connect the two cards together using the SLI Bridge Connector.
3. Connect all PCIe power connectors of the graphics cards.
4. Reconnect the power cord, power up the computer and install the drivers and
software included in your graphics card package.
5. Right-click the Windows desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel from the menu,
click on Configure SLI, Surround, PhysX in the left task pane and select Maximize
3D performance in the SLI configuration menu, and then click Apply.
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SATA1~10: SATA 6Gb/s Connectors
These connectors are SATA 6Gb/s interface ports. Each connector can connect to one
SATA device.
SATA8
SATA7
SATA4
SATA3
SATA2
SATA1
SATA6
SATA9
SATA5
SATA10
SE1_65: SATAe Connector
This connector is a SATAe (SATA Express) interface port. Each SATAe connector can be
used with a single SATAe device or two legacy SATA devices.
SATA6
SATAe
SATA5
Important
y Please do not fold the SATA or SATAe cable at a 90-degree angle. Data loss may
result during transmission otherwise.
y SATA or SATAe 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.
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M2_1: M.2 Slot (Key M)
Important
Intel RST only supports PCIe M.2 SSD with UEFI ROM,
does not support Legacy ROM.
®
Video Demonstration
Watch the video to learn how to Install M.2
module.
http://youtu.be/JCTFABytrYA
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.
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4
3
30°
5
U2_1: U.2 Connector
This connector is a U.2 interface port. Each connector can connect to one PCIe 3.0 x4
NVMe storage device.
Video Demonstration
Watch the video to learn how to Install
U.2 SSD. http://youtu.be/KgFvKDxymvw
Installing U.2 SSD
1. Connect the U.2 cable to the U.2 connector on the
motherboard.
2. Connect the U.2 cable to the U.2 SSD.
3. Connect the U.2 cable to power adapter cable.
U.2 SSD
2
U.2 Connector
U.2 Cable
1
3
Connect to power
adapter cable
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U.2/ M.2/ SATAe & SATA combination table
Slot
Available SATA/ SATAe connectors
PCI_E6
Installed
U2_1
Disabled
M2_1
SATA/ PCIe*
SATA
PCIe/ Empty
SATA/ PCIe*
Empty
SE1_65
─
─
✓
─
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
SATA7
SATA8
SATA9
SATA10
✓
✓
✓
Empty
Empty
✓
✓
✓
Installed
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
─
✓
✓
─
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
(SATA: M.2 SATA SSD, PCIe: M.2 PCIe SSD, ✓: available, ─: unavailable)
* The M.2 PCIe mode device can operate at PCIe 2.0 x2 speed only.
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✓
✓
─
─
✓
✓
─
─
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
M.2 slots with examples of various combination possibilities
The combination possibilities below are set up in empty PCI_E6 slot condition.
SATA1
SATA3
SATA2
SATA4
U.2
SATA7
SATA3
SATA9
SATA9
SATA10
SATA10
SATA3
SATA7
SATA2
SATA4
SATA8
SATA3
SATA7
PCIe 3.0
SATA1
1xM.2 PCIe 3.0+ 10xSATA
SATA1
SATA4
SATA8
SATA2
1xM.2 PCIe 3.0+ 1xSATAe+ 8xSATA
PCIe 3.0
SATA9
SATA Express
SATA8
SATA4
SATA7
SATA1
1xU.2+ 1xM.2 SATA+ 8xSATA
SATA
U.2
PCIe 2.0
SATA8
SATA2
1xU.2+ 1xM.2 PCIe 2.0+ 8xSATA
SATA10
SATA9
SATA6
SATA5
SATA10
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OC1: GAME BOOST Knob
This knob allows you to manually select a stage from number 0 (default) to number 11
(extreme) for overclocking the Intel X-SKU processors. The processor’s voltage and
frequency will be automatically adjusted after you power on your computer.
GAME BOOST knob
0
4
8
2
10 1
1
1
6
Using GAME BOOST Knob
To setup the GAME BOOST knob, take the following steps:
1. Set the GAME BOOST knob to hardware mode in BIOS Setup.
Note: To make sure the GAME BOOST is controlled by hardware, please refer to the
GAME BOOST LED indicators next to the GAME BOOST knob on the motherboard.
The red LED indicates the GAME BOOST is controlled by hardware and the white
by software. You can switch between hardware and software in BIOS Setup.
2. Power off the computer.
3. Rotate the GAME BOOST knob to select the overclocking stage as you desire.
Stage
CPU Frequency
Intel i7-6950K
Intel i7-6900K
Intel i7-6850K
Intel i7-6800K
0
GAME BOOST
disabled
GAME BOOST
disabled
GAME BOOST
disabled
GAME BOOST
disabled
1
3.6 GHz
3.8 GHz
3.9 GHz
3.7 GHz
2
3.7 GHz
3.9 GHz
4.0 GHz
3.8 GHz
4
3.9 GHz
4.0 GHz
4.1 GHz
3.9 GHz
6
4.1 GHz
4.2 GHz
4.3 GHz
4.1 GHz
8
4.3 GHz
4.3 GHz
4.4 GHz
4.2 GHz
10
4.5~4.4 GHz
4.6~4.4 GHz
4.7~4.6 GHz
4.5~4.4 GHz
11
4.6~4.5 GHz
4.7~4.5 GHz
4.8~4.7 GHz
4.7~4.6 GHz
Note: The above table is for Broadwell-E processors only.
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Stage
CPU Frequency
Intel i7-5960X
Intel i7-5930X
Intel i7-5820X
0
GAME BOOST disabled
GAME BOOST disabled
GAME BOOST disabled
1
3.7 GHz
3.9 GHz
3.8 GHz
2
3.8 GHz
4.0 GHz
3.9 GHz
4
4.0 GHz
4.2 GHz
4.1 GHz
6
4.2 GHz
4.4 GHz
4.3 GHz
8
4.4 GHz
4.6 GHz
4.5 GHz
10
4.6 GHz
4.8 GHz
4.7 GHz
11
4.8 GHz
5.0 GHz
4.9 GHz
Note: The above table is for Haswell-E processors only.
4. Power on and then GAME BOOST will automatically overclock processor depending
on the stage you selected.
To disable GAME BOOST:
1. Set the GAME BOOST knob to HW mode in BIOS Setup.
2. Power off the computer.
3. Rotate the GAME BOOST knob to 0 and then power on. The configuration
parameters will be returned to its default values.
Important
y You can also control the GAME BOOST function in BIOS Setup or with MSI
COMMAND CENTER software.
y In order to optimize performance and improve system stability, when you activate
the GAME BOOST function, please leave the settings in the BIOS > OC menu
unchanged.
y The success of overclocking depends on the components of your computer.
y We do not guarantee the GAME BOOST overclocking range or the damages/ risks
caused by overclocking behavior.
y MSI components are recommended for better compatibility when using GAME
BOOST function.
y The red button of GAME BOOST knob is no function.
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JPWR1~2: Power Connectors
These connectors allow you to connect an ATX power supply.
8
4
1
12
24
JPWR1
1
13
5
1
Ground
JPWR2
5
+12V
2
Ground
6
+12V
3
Ground
7
+12V
4
Ground
8
+12V
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-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.
JTPM1: TPM Module Connector
This connector is for TPM (Trusted Platform Module). Please refer to the TPM security
platform manual for more details and usages.
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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
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 +
JUSB1~2: 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
Ground
20
No Pin
Important
Note that the Power and Ground pins must be connected correctly to avoid possible
damage.
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USB5: USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Connector
This connector is a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C connector. Each connector can connect to
one USB 3.1 Gen1 device.
Charger Port
The USB5 (Type-C) connector is a charger port which can increase USB power output
for fast charging your smartphone or USB-powered devices. The Charger Port is
hardware controlled by motherboard chip, it can still charge your device in suspend,
hibernate state or even shutdown states. However, when you boot the computer into
Windows®, you will need to install the MSI® SUPER CHARGER application to turn ON/
OFF the Charging mode.
Video Demonstration
Watch the video to learn how to charge the smartphone with SUPER
CHARGER.
http://youtu.be/FCyvjr5NbOw
Important
When the Charging mode is enabled, the Charge Port data syncing will be disabled.
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JUSB3~4: 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.
JLED1: RGB LED connector
This connector allows you to connect the RGB LED strip.
1
1
+12V
2
G
3
R
4
B
1
Important
y This connector supports 5050 RGB multi-color LED strips (12V/G/R/B) with the
maximum power rating of 3A (12V). Note that the length of the strip shall be no
longer than 2 meters, or the LED brightness would become weak.
y Always turn off the power supply and unplug the power cord from the power outlet
before installing or removing the RGB LED strip.
y Please use the LED Effect of GAMING APP to adjust, calibrate and control the LED
light, refer to the Software section for details.
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CPUFAN1,SYSFAN1~3,PUMPFAN1: Fan Connectors
Fan connectors can be classified as PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Mode and Voltage
Mode. PWM Mode fan connectors provide constant 12V output and adjust fan speed
with speed control signal. Voltage Mode fan connectors control fan speed by changing
voltage. Therefore, when you plug a 3-pin (Non-PWM) fan to a PWM Mode fan
connector, the fan speed will be always maintained at 100%, and that could be noisy.
PWM Mode fan connector
1
CPUFAN1
1
Ground
2
+12V
3
Sense
4
Speed Control Signal
Voltage Mode fan connector
1
1
SYSFAN1/ SYSFAN3/ PUMPFAN1
SYSFAN2
1
Ground
2
Voltage Control
3
Sense
4
NC
Controlling the fan speed
There are two ways to manage fan speed. One is to go to BIOS > HARDWARE
MONITOR. The other is to use COMMAND CENTER application.
BIOS > HARDWARE MONITOR
COMMAND CENTER
Both methods offer gradient points of the fan speed that allow you to adjust fan speed
in relation to CPU temperature.
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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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BIOS1: Multi-BIOS Switch
This motherboard has two built-in BIOS ROMs (Labeled A and B, default BIOS ROM is
A). If one is crashed, you can shift to the other for booting by sliding the switch.
BIOS B LED
BIOS B
BIOS A LED
BIOS A
(default)
Recovering BIOS
When BIOS updating fails or causes the computer non-bootable, you can recover the
failed BIOS by the steps below. Before recovering, please download the latest BIOS file
that matches your motherboard model from MSI website. And then save the BIOS file
to the root of the USB flash drive.
1. Power off the computer.
2. Switch to the normal BIOS ROM with BIOS1 switch.
3. Insert the USB flash drive into the computer.
4. Power on the computer and press Del key to enter BIOS setup during POST.
5. Select the M-FLASH tab and click on Yes to reboot the system and enter the flash
mode.
6. Select a BIOS file to perform the BIOS recovering process.
7. Switch to the failed BIOS ROM with BIOS1 switch, and click on Yes to start
recovering BIOS.
8. After the recovering process is completed, the system will reboot automatically.
Important
y Do not use the Multi-BIOS switch when system is booting up.
y You can also use the LIVE UPDATE utility to flash BIOS. Please refer to BIOS section
for details.
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POWER1, RESET1: Power Button, Reset Button
Re
s
et
The Power / Reset button allows you to power on / reset the computer.
Power button
Reset button
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 jumper to clear the CMOS memory.
Keep Data
(default)
Clear CMOS/
Reset BIOS
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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JSLOW1: Slow Mode Booting Jumper
This jumper is used for LN2 cooling solution, that provides the extreme overclocking
conditions, to boot at a stable processor frequency and to prevent the system from
crashing.
Normal
Enabled
(default)
(Please enable this
jumper during BIOS
POST.)
Important
y Users will try extreme low temperature overclocking at their own risks. The
overclocking results will vary according to the CPU version.
y Please don’t set this jumper to“Enabled”when power-off or the system will be
un-bootable.
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LED Status Indicators
Debug Code LED
EZ Debug LED 2:
CPU
DRAM
VGA
BOOT
XMP LED
BIOS B LED
BIOS A LED
GAME BOOST HW LED
GAME BOOST SW LED
LED Status Table
LED
LED Status
Description
CPU
Light
CPU is not detected or fail
DRAM
Light
Memory is not detected or fail
VGA
Light
GPU is not detect or fail
BOOT
Light
Booting device is not detected or fail
XMP LED
Red
XMP Enabled
GAME BOOST HW
Red
GAME BOOST control by physical button
GAME BOOST SW
White
GAME BOOST control by BIOS
BIOS A
Red
BIOS A in operation
BIOS B
White
BIOS B in operation
EZ Debug LED 2
LED Status Indicators
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Debug Code LED
The Debug Code LED displays progress and error codes during and after POST. Refer
to the Debug Code LED table for details.
Hexadecimal Character Table
Hexadecimal
Debug Code
LED display
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
0123456789ABCDEF
Boot Phases
Security (SEC) – initial low-level initialization
Pre-EFI Initialization (PEI) – memory initialization
Driver Execution Environment (DXE) – main hardware initialization
Boot Device Selection (BDS) – system setup, pre-OS user interface & selecting a
bootable device (CD/DVD, HDD, USB, Network, Shell, …)
Debug Code LED Table
SEC Progress Codes
01
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/
hard)
02
AP initialization before microcode loading
03
System Agent initialization before
microcode loading
04
PCH initialization before microcode
loading
06
Microcode loading
07
AP initialization after microcode loading
08
Pre-memory System Agent initialization
is started
16 - 18
Pre-Memory System Agent initialization
(System Agent module specific)
19
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
1A - 1C
Pre-memory PCH initialization (PCH
module specific)
2B
Memory initialization. Serial Presence
Detect (SPD) data reading
2C
Memory initialization. Memory presence
detection
System Agent initialization after
microcode loading
2D
Memory initialization. Programming
memory timing information
09
PCH initialization after microcode loading
2E
0B
Cache initialization
Memory initialization. Configuring
memory
2F
Memory initialization (other)
31
Memory Installed
32
CPU post-memory initialization is started
33
CPU post-memory initialization. Cache
initialization
34
CPU post-memory initialization.
Application Processor(s) (AP)
initialization
35
CPU post-memory initialization. Boot
Strap Processor (BSP) selection
36
CPU post-memory initialization. System
Management Mode (SMM) initialization
37
Post-Memory System Agent initialization
is started
SEC Error Codes
0C - 0D
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
0E
Microcode not found
0F
Microcode not loaded
PEI Progress Codes
10
PEI Core is started
11
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
12 - 14
52
15
Pre-memory CPU initialization (CPU
module specific)
LED Status Indicators
38 - 3A
Post-Memory System Agent initialization
(System Agent module specific)
73 - 77
3B
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
78
ACPI module initialization
Post-Memory PCH initialization (PCH
module specific)
79
CSM initialization
3C - 3E
4F
DXE IPL is started
PEI Error Codes
7A - 7F
PCH DXE Initialization (PCH module
specific)
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
90
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is
started
91
Driver connecting is started
50
Memory initialization error. Invalid
memory type or incompatible memory
speed
92
PCI Bus initialization is started
93
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
51
Memory initialization error. SPD reading
has failed
94
PCI Bus Enumeration 32
95
PCI Bus Request Resources
96
PCI Bus Assign Resources
97
Console Output devices connect
98
Console input devices connect
99
Super IO Initialization
9A
USB initialization is started
9B
USB Reset
9C
USB Detect
9D
USB Enable
52
53
Memory initialization error. Invalid
memory size or memory modules do
not match
Memory initialization error. No usable
memory detected
54
Unspecified memory initialization error
55
Memory not installed
56
Invalid CPU type or Speed
57
CPU mismatch
58
CPU self test failed or possible CPU
cache error
59
CPU micro-code is not found or microcode update is failed
9E -9F
Reserved for future AMI codes
A0
IDE initialization is started
A1
IDE Reset
A2
IDE Detect
A3
IDE Enable
A4
SCSI initialization is started
A5
SCSI Reset
A6
SCSI Detect
A7
SCSI Enable
A8
Setup Verifying Password
A9
Start of Setup
AB
Setup Input Wait
AD
Ready To Boot event
PCI host bridge initialization
AE
Legacy Boot event
System Agent DXE initialization is started
AF
Exit Boot Services event
6A
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is
started
B0
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin
B1
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
6B - 6F
System Agent DXE initialization (System
Agent module specific)
B2
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
B3
System Reset
B4
USB hot plug
B5
PCI bus hot plug
B6
Clean-up of NVRAM
5A
Internal CPU error
5B
Reset PPI is not available
5C - 5F
Reserved for future AMI error codes
DXE Progress Codes
60
DXE Core is started
61
NVRAM initialization
62
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
63
CPU DXE initialization is started
64 - 67
68
69
CPU DXE initialization (CPU module
specific)
70
PCH DXE initialization is started
71
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
72
PCH devices initialization
LED Status Indicators
53
B7
B8 - BF
Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM
settings)
Reserved for future AMI codes
DXE Error Codes
Recovery fi rmware image is found
F4
Recovery fi rmware image is loaded
F5 - F7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
Recovery Error Codes
D0
CPU initialization error
D1
System Agent initialization error
D2
PCH initialization error
D3
Some of the Architectural Protocols are
not available
D4
PCI resource allocation error. Out of
Resources
ACPI States Codes
D5
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
D6
No Console Output Devices are found
D7
No Console Input Devices are found
The following codes appear after booting
and the operating system into ACPI
modes.
D8
Invalid password
01
System is entering S1 sleep state
D9
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage
returned error)
02
System is entering S2 sleep state
03
System is entering S3 sleep state
04
System is entering S4 sleep state
05
System is entering S5 sleep state
10
System is waking up from the S1 sleep
state
20
System is waking up from the S2 sleep
state
30
System is waking up from the S3 sleep
state
40
System is waking up from the S4 sleep
state
AC
System has transitioned into ACPI mode.
Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
AA
System has transitioned into ACPI mode.
Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
DA
Boot Option is failed (StartImage
returned error)
DB
Flash update is failed
DC
Reset protocol is not available
S3 Resume Progress Codes
E0
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is
called by the DXE IPL)
E1
S3 Boot Script execution
E2
Video repost
E3
OS S3 wake vector call
E4 - E7
E8
S3 Resume Failed
E9
S3 Resume PPI not Found
EA
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
EB
S3 OS Wake Error
EC - EF
F8
Recovery PPI is not available
F9
Recovery capsule is not found
FA
Invalid recovery capsule
FB - FF
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
S3 Resume Error Codes
Reserved for future AMI error codes
Recovery Progress Codes
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F3
F0
Recovery condition triggered by firmware
(Auto recovery)
F1
Recovery condition triggered by user
(Forced recovery)
F2
Recovery process started
LED Status Indicators
Reserved for future AMI error codes
CPU Temperature
00 - 99
Displays current CPU temperature after
the system has fully booted into the OS.
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
y Enable the GO2BIOS item (SETTINGS > Boot > GO2BIOS) in BIOS setup Advanced
mode (F7). It allows the system to enter BIOS setup directly by pressing the power
button for 4 seconds upon bootup.
Function key
Key
Function
Key
Function
F1
General Help
F3
Enter Favorites menu
F4
Enter CPU Specifications menu
F5
Enter Memory-Z menu
F6
Load optimized defaults
F8
Load Overclocking Profile
F9
Save Overclocking Profile
F10
Save Change and Reset*
* 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.
y Press the Clear CMOS button, on the rear I/O panel. (Only for the motherboard with
clear CMOS button.)
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 Manual scan.
3. Check MB BIOS box and click on Scan button.
4. Select the MB BIOS and click on
file.
icon to download and install the latest BIOS
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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BIOS Setup
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
Favorites
Language
System
information
GAME BOOST
switch
Boot device
priority bar
Information
display
M-Flash
Favorites
Hardware
Monitor
Function
buttons
y Function buttons - enable or disable the LAN Option ROM, Fast Boot, HD audio
controller, IDE, AHCI, RAID, CPU Fan Fail Warning Control and BIOS Log Review by
clicking on their respective button.
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 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 Information display - click on the CPU, Memory, Storage, Fan Info and Help
buttons on left side to display related information.
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.
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 Language - allows you to select the language of BIOS setup.
y Screenshot - press this tab or the F12 key to take a screenshot and save it to USB
flash drive (FAT/ FAT32 format only).
y Setup Mode switch - press this tab or the F7 key to switch between Advanced mode
and EZ mode.
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 GAME BOOST switch - click on the center button to switch GAME BOOST control
between software (SW) and hardware (HW) . The inner circle represents the current
stage of hardware GAME BOOST and the outer circle stands for software. You can
read the CPU frequency of each stage in GAME Boost mode by clicking on the
question mark in the right-bottom corner.
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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 Favorites - press any 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.
Select a BIOS item in SETTINGS, OC or OC PROFILE menu.
2.
Right-click or press F2 key.
3.
Choose a favorite page and click on OK.
ƒ To delete a BIOS item from favorite page
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1.
Select a BIOS item in favorite page (Favorite 1~5)
2.
Right-click or press F2 key.
3.
Choose Delete and click on OK.
BIOS Setup
Advanced Mode
Press Setup Mode switch or F7 function key can switch between EZ Mode and
Advanced Mode in BIOS setup.
XMP switch
Setup Mode switch
Screenshot
Favorites
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 - PCI_EX-Gen X [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]
fM.2 Source Link [Auto]
Sets the operating channel of the installed M.2 device to be managed by
motherboard or PCH. When the last PCI Express x16 slot or the U.2 port is
installed, the M.2 device operating channel will be forced to switch to PCH for
better system operating.
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] (For SATA1~6)
Sets the operation mode of the onboard SATA controller.
[IDE]
Specify the IDE mode for SATA storage devices.
[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.
fsSATA Mode [AHCI Mode] (For SATA7~10)
Sets the operation mode of the onboard SATA controller.
[IDE]
Specify the IDE mode for SATA storage devices.
[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.
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.
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 [Enabled]
Enables or disables XHCI hand-off support for the operating system without XHCI
hand-off feature.
fEHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Enables or disables EHCI hand-off support for the operating system without EHCI
hand-off feature.
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fLegacy USB Support [Enabled]
Sets Legacy USB function support.
[Auto]
The system will automatically detect if any USB device is connected
and enable the legacy USB support.
[Enabled]
Enable the USB support under legacy mode.
[Disabled]
The USB devices will be unavailable under legacy mode.
f 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.
[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.
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.
fOn board LED Control [On]
Enables or disables the actions of onboard LEDs.
[On]
Enables the actions of onboard LEDs.
[Off]
Disables the actions of power, reset, PCH, audio LEDs.
f Windows OS Configuration
Sets Windows 8/ 8.1 detailed configuration and behaviors. Press Enter to enter the
sub-menu.
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.
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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.
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.
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[BIOS]
Activates the following items, set wake up events of these items.
[OS]
The wake up events will be defined by OS.
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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.
[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.
fResume By Onboard LAN [Disabled]
Enables or disables the system wake up by Onboard Intel LAN.
[Enabled]
Enables the system to be awakened from the power saving modes
when activity or input signal of Intel LAN device is detected.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
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.
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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
upon 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 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.
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[Setup]
A password will be requested for entering the BIOS Setup.
[Boot]
A password will be requested for booting the system.
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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.
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 Simple/Advanced Mode [Simple]
Enables or disables to show the simple or advanced version of OC settings.
[Simple]
Provides the regular OC settings in BIOS setup.
[Advanced]
Provides the advanced OC settings for OC expert to configure in BIOS
setup.
Note: We use * as the symbol for the OC settings of Advanced mode.
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 X-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 EIST [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.
f Intel 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.
f Enhanced Turbo
Enables or disables Enhanced Turbo function for all CPU cores to boost CPU
performance.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enabled]
All CPU cores would be increased to maximum turbo ratio.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
f Game Boost Function Control
Enables the GAME BOOST function by virtual button in BIOS or physical button on
motherboard.
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 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 the installed processor supports this function.
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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.
[During Boot] CPU will run the adjusted CPU base clock during boot.
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 Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) [Disabled]
X.M.P. (Extreme Memory Profile) is the overclocking technology by memory module.
This item will be available when the memory modules that support X.M.P. is installed.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
[Profile 1]
Uses profile1 settings of XMP memory module.
[Profile 2]
Uses profile2 settings of XMP memory module.
f Memory Try It ! [Disabled]
It improve memory compatibility or performance by choosing optimized memory
preset.
f DRAM Timing Mode [Auto]
Selects the memory timing mode.
[Auto]
DRAM timings will be determined based on SPD (Serial Presence
Detect) of installed memory modules.
[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 un-stable or un-bootable 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.
BIOS Setup
f DigitALL Power
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. Controls the digital powers related to CPU PWM.
fVR 12VIN OCP Expander [Auto]
Expands the limitation of VR Over Current Protection with 12V input voltage. The
higher expanding value indicates less protection. Therefore, please adjust the
current carefully if needed, or it may damage the CPU/ VR MOS. If set to“Auto”,
BIOS will configure this setting automatically.
fCPU Phase Control [Auto]
Controls PWM phase proportionally to the CPU loading. If set to“Auto”, BIOS will
optimize the CPU PWM phase automatically.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Normal]
Sets the normal power phase profile for CPU, it could provide a
stable system performance and effective power-saving capability.
[Optimized]
Sets the optimum power phase profile for CPU, it could provide the
system with an optimum power-saving capability.
[Disabled]
Disables the PWM power phase switching feature.
fCPU Vdroop Offset Control [Auto]
Sets a percentage of offset voltage for CPU vdroop. 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. Higher values provides less protection and may
damage the system.
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.
[Enabled]
Sets the temperature limit on CPU VRM for over-temperature
protection. The CPU frequency may be throttled when CPU
temperature over the specified temperature.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
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fDRAM CH_A/B, CH_C/D Phase Control [Auto]
Controls PWM phase proportionally to the DRAM loading. If set to“Auto”, BIOS will
optimize the DRAM PWM phase automatically.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Optimized]
Sets the optimum power phase profile.
[Disabled]
Disables the PWM power phase switching feature.
fDRAM CH_A/B, CH_C/D Over Voltage Protection [Auto]
Sets the voltage limit for DRAM over-voltage protection. If set to“Auto”, BIOS will
configure this setting automatically. Higher voltage provides less protection and
may damage the system.
fDRAM CH_A/B, CH_C/D Under Voltage Protection [Auto]
Sets the voltage limit for DRAM under-voltage protection. If set to“Auto”, BIOS
will configure this setting automatically. Higher voltage provides less protection
and may damage the system.
fDRAM CH_A/B, CH_C/D Over Current Protection [Auto]
Sets the current limit for DRAM over-current protection.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enhanced]
Extends the limitation of memory over-current protection.
fDRAM CH_A/B, CH_C/D Switching Frequency [Auto]
Sets the PWM working speed to stabilize DRAM voltage and minimize ripple range.
If set to“Auto”, BIOS will configure this setting automatically.
fDRAM CH_A/B, CH_C/D VRM Over Temperature Protection [Auto]
Sets the temperature limit on DRAM VRM for over-temperature protection. The
DRAM frequency may be throttled when DRAM VRM over the specified temperature.
If set to“Auto”, BIOS will configure this settings.
f SVID Communication [Auto]*
Enables or disables SVID (Serial Voltage Identification) support.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enabled]
PWM phase will be changed dynamically according to the CPU SVID
(Serial Voltage Identification).
[Disabled]
Disables SVID (Serial Voltage Identification) support.
f VCCIN Voltage [Auto]
Sets the CPU input voltage. The CPU input voltage is the CPU power source that is
shared with components of the CPU.
f CPU Voltages control [Auto]
These options allows you to set the voltages related to CPU. If set to Auto, BIOS will
set these voltages automatically or you can set it manually.
f DRAM Voltages control [Auto]
These options allows you to set the voltages related to memory. If set to Auto, BIOS
will set these voltages automatically or you can set it manually.
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f PCH Voltages control [Auto]
These options allows 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 Specifications
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. This sub-menu displays the information of
installed CPU. You can also access this information menu at any time by pressing [F4].
Read only.
fCPU Technology Support
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu shows the key features of
installed CPU. Read only.
f MEMORY-Z
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. This sub-menu displays all the settings and
timings of installed memory. You can also access this information menu at any time by
pressing [F5].
fDIMMx Memory SPD
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu displays the information of
installed memory. Read only.
f CPU Features
Press Enter to enter the sub-menu.
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 Control [Disabled]
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.
fExecute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Intel’s Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious
buffer overflow attacks where worms attempt to execute code to damage the
system. It is recommended that keeps this item enabled always.
[Enabled]
Enables NO-Execution protection to prevent the malicious attacks
and worms.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
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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 [Enabled]
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.
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 [Disabled]
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.
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.
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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 [Disabled]
Enables or disables the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology. This item
willappear when Simple/ Advanced Mode is set to Simple.
[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 [Disabled]
Enables or disables the Intel® Turbo Boost. This item is for Simple 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.
fInternal VR OVP OCP Protection [Auto]
Enables or disables the over-voltage protection and over-current protection for
CPU internal VR (Voltage Regulator).
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enabled]
Enables the limitation of internal VR for over-voltage protection and
over-current protection.
[Disabled]
Disables this function for overclocking.
fInternal VR Efficiency Management [Auto]
Enables or disables the CPU internal VR efficiency management.
[Auto]
This setting will be configured automatically by BIOS.
[Enabled]
Enables the VR effciency management for power-saving control.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
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fDMI Gen 2 [Auto]
Enables or disables DMI (Direct Media Interface) generation 2.
fDMI De-emphasis Control [-6dB]
Sets the de-emphasis value to improve DMI margins. However, the default usually
works best.
f3DMark2001 XP Turbo [Disabled]
Enables or disables 3DMark2001. Enabling it could improve performance for
3DMark2001 in XP.
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
Current Temperature & Speed information
Fan control
field
Setting
Buttons
Voltage
display
f Current Temperature & Speed information
Shows the current CPU temperature, system temperature and fans' speeds.
f Fan control field
This motherboard provides a fan speed control feature call Smart Fan. Please check
the Smart Fan Mode box to enable the Smart Fan. It automatically controls fan speed
depending on the current CPU temperature and to keep it with a specific operating
speed. When the current CPU temperature is over/ under the setting temperature,
the CPU/ system fan will run at the corresponding speed. In this field, drag the color
points to configure the fan speeds and the target temperatures of CPU for four level.
Important
The changing will achieve after you save the changes and reboot the system.
f Function Buttons
[All Full Speed]
Configures CPU and system fans to run at full operating speed.
[All Set Default]
Configures CPU and system fans to run at default operating
speed.
[All Set Cancel]
Discards current changes and restores previous operating speeds
to CPU and system fans .
f Voltage display
Shows the current voltages of CPU, system and memory.
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Software Description
Installing Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10
1.
2.
3.
4.
Power on the computer.
Insert the Windows® 7/ 8.1/ 10 disc into your optical drive.
Press the Restart button on the computer case.
Press F11 key during the computer POST (Power-On Self Test) to get into Boot
Menu.
Note: It is suggested to plug in your USB Keyboard/ USB Mouse to the leftmost
USB port when installing Windows® 7.
5. Select your optical drive from the Boot Menu.
6. Press any key when screen shows Press any key to boot from CD or DVD...
message.
7. Follow the instructions on the screen to install Windows® 7/ 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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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 has 8 overclocking stages for you
to overclock your computer. COMMAND CENTER
provides the software interface instead of GAME
BOOST knob on the motherboard. You can click on
the center button to switch GAME BOOST control
between software (SW) and hardware (HW) . The
inner circle represents the current stage of hardware
GAME BOOST and the outer represents software.
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.
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
1. Select the Live Update tab.
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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
Information Button
Full Speed GPU Fan
CPU Frequency
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 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 APP on your android device.
5. Press the Remote Control Setting icon on the MSI® GAMING APP APP to find the
paired device Name you set on the Remote Control Setting panel.
6. Enter the Password you set on the Remote Control Setting panel.0
7. Finally, you can use the MSI® GAMING APP APP to control the aspect of your
motherboard with the android device.
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LED Effect
LED Effect allows you to control LED lights on your motherboard.
y All LED - controls all LEDs on your motherboard.
y Each LED - separately controls each segment of LEDs on your motherboard.
ƒ MB Extend LED - controls the extended RGB LED strip. Please follows the steps to
calibrate the RGB LED color.
1.
Click on the
2.
Click on the arrow icon to go to next step.
3.
Click on the RED, GREEN and BLUE buttons separately to calibrate the LED
red, green and blue colors.
4.
Click on the Finish to complete the RGB LED color calibration.
icon and a calibration pop-up window will show.
y LED effects - switches LEDs on or off.
y Styles - select the LED style from the drop-down list.
y Music - flashes the LED light with music’s beat. It will only function with the music
output from analog audio ports.
y LED color - allows you change the LED color.
y Apply Button - applies LED Effect settings to LEDs.
Important
The Stack, Marquee, Meteor, Rainbow and Music light effects can only support to sync
all LEDs effect. If you want to control each segment of LEDs, please set the other LED
effects.
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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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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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 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 hot-keys.
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 Left - add a left-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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M-CLOUD
M-CLOUD is an application of MSI network sharing. It allows you to turn your computer
into Wi-Fi AP. It can also transfer files between your MSI computers.
Soft AP
ON/OFF
History
Server
Information
Users &
Permissions
Server
Directory
Local
Directory
File Transfer
y Soft AP ON/OFF - click on the Soft AP ON/OFF button to enable virtual Wi-Fi AP.
y Server Information - indicate information of current server connection.
y History - click on the History button to view file transfer history.
y Users & Permissions - click on the Users & Permissions button to open the Users
& Permissions Management window.
y Local/ Server Directory - you can upload or download files between the local and
the server. There 5 icons on the toolbar at the top of Local/ Server Directory.
ƒ
Refresh - refresh the local/ server directory.
ƒ
Delete - you needs delete permission to delete files.
ƒ
Root Folder- navigate to root folder.
ƒ
Up a Level - navigate up one directory level.
ƒ
New Folder - you needs delete permission to create a new folder.
y File Transfer - click > button to upload files from the local to the server. Click <
button to download files from the server to the local.
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Setting up Soft AP (optional)
The Soft AP function is only available for the motherboard with the built-in WiFi
module. You can share your network connection to your smartphones, tablets and
laptops with the Soft AP function.
Important
y You must have an active network connection and an installed Wi-Fi moudle to
enable Soft AP.
y If you connect to Internet by using PPPoE, you should check Allow other people to
use this connection when set up a new connection.
To use Soft AP:
1
2
3
4
1. Click the Soft AP button to ON and the Soft AP dialogue will pop up.
2. Select an existing network connection.
3. Fill in Wi-Fi network name (SSID) and network password.
4. Click Apply button to complete.
Installing Cloud Storage
M-CLOUD needs a connection to Google Drive or Dropbox in order to detect your
available servers.
Cloud Storage
Server Detection
File Transfer
If you haven’t installed either Google Drive or Dropbox software yet, you can download
and install it from below web address, and please follow the direction on the web page.
Google Drive: https://www.google.com/drive/download/
Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/downloading/
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Managing User Accounts
This section describes how to create/ remove a user account and configure individual
access permissions.
1
2
5
3
4
1. Click the Users & Permissions button and the Users & Permissions Management
window will pop up.
2. Click Add Account button create a new user account.
3. Fill in user’s ID, password and Confirm Password fields.
4. Select permission for the user account.
5. Click Apply button to complete.
Once you create an account 3 management icons will appear on the right hand side.
Delete - delete the user account.
ƒ
ƒ
/
ƒ
Edit - change the user password and permission.
Unlock/ Lock - unlock/ lock the user account.
Transferring Files
This section describes how to transfer files between your local computer and a server.
Important
y Before using the M-CLOUD to transfer files, you need to connect both the local
computer and the server to either Google Drive or Dropbox properly with the same
user account.
y To allow your computers to communicate through the firewall with M-CLOUD, you
have to open ports 24680~24780.
1. Activate M-CLOUD both on the local computer and the server.
2. Select a server from the bar
3. Enter User ID and Password and click the Login button.
4. You can select files from Local/ Server Directory and then click the File Transfer
button to upload or download them. You can also drag the files from one side and
drop them on the other side.
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Software Description
RAMDISK
RAMDISK creates a virtual RAM drive using the available memory in your computer,
the performance of the RAMDISK is faster than an SSD and hard drive. RAMDISK
allows you to store any temporary information on it. Furthermore, using the RAMDISK
will extend your SSD’s life by sparing it from excessive reading and writing.
Creating a RAM Disk
When RAMDISK is started, it will create a default RAM disk. If you want to change
settings, refer to following instructions.
Option
Setting
Backup
Apply
Button
Management
y Setting - specify Letter, Name, Size and Format of the RAM disk.
y Option - select browser temporary files to save/load on the RAM disk. You can also
add software files to improve reading speed.
y Backup - specify backup and restore settings to prevent data loss. All files will be
lost each time the RAMDISK is stopped if you do not backup.
ƒ Browse Button - set the path to the image file.
ƒ Backup Right Now Button - manually backup files.
ƒ Restore On Boot - check this box to have the image file loaded automatically when
RAMDISK starts.
ƒ Auto Backup - check this box to backup automatically over a period of time.
y Apply Button - allows you to apply changes.
y Management - shows RAMDISK information and allows you to delete files.
Remove the RAM disk
Dislpay
information
Delete files
in the RAM
disk.
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USB SPEED UP
Enabling USB SPEED UP can speed up the date transfer rates of the USB storage
devices.
Setting
On/ Off
button
Display
y Setting - enables or disables Run USB SPEED UP when windows starts.
Default setting
is enabled
y On/ Off button - switches the USB SPEED UP on or off.
y Display - displays the information and current transfer rates of USB storage devices.
Important
The improved transfer rate will vary with the USB storage devices.
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Software Description
GAMING LAN MANAGER
GAMING LAN MANAGER is an utility for traffic shaping for the Windows 7/ 8.1/ 10.
It can keep your internet fast during heavy upload/ download and improve your ping
for online games. If your motherboard has a Wi-Fi module, GAMING LAN MANAGER
provides virtual access point function for traffic shaping for your mobile devices.
y Applications - displays currently using network bandwidth applications. You can
prioritize Games, Medias or File sharing programs as high as possible.
y Performance - shows top 5 applications by total traffic, allows you to monitor
network bandwidth usage.
y Network Test - allows you to setup bandwidth control.
y Advanced Setting - allows you to expand RWIN to accelerate download speed. You
can also block IP address and setup virtual access point.
y Information - shows version information.
Configuring Bandwidth
This section describes how to configure Internet Provider Speed. You can configure
default internet upload and download bandwidth from the Network Test tab on the
GAMING LAN MANAGER window.
Important
Before using the GAMING LAN MANAGER for the first time, you should use the
Test Network Speed button which runs a speed test of your current total Internet
bandwidth delivered through your Internet service provider.
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Speed Testing
The speed testing is used to optimize bandwidth usage. To test the Upload and Download speed, please follow the steps below:
1
1. Click the Network Test block in GAMING LAN MANAGER.
3
4
2
2. Click Test Network Speed button. The test takes several minutes to test your
network speed.
3. Enter the testing results into Upload Speed and Download Speed fields.
4. Check the Enable Bandwidth Control to allow the GAMING LAN MANAGER to
manage the bandwidth.
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Software Description
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
Profiles
Display &
Volume
Audio Effects
EQ Profile
Page
Reset Button
Mute
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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Software Description
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 Services - 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 Services - allows you to directly upload recordings to YouTube from
within the software.
y Social Network Services - 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.
Hotkeys Tab
y Setting and Deleting Hotkeys - You can use virtually any keyboard key as a hot key
along with using Ctrl, Shift, and Alt as modifiers for hot keys. To set a hotkey, click
on the function you wish to set (e.g. Stream, Record, etc.) and hen press the key(s)
you wish to use as its hot key(s).
To remove a hot key, click on the function and press Delete or click on the X symbol at
the end of the box of the hot key.
Important
You cannot use the following keys individually because they are used for creating
annotations: C, S, T, Del and Esc.
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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Software Description
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
Views
Settings
Help
System
Table
Navigation
System
Monitors
System
Graphs
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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RAID Configuration
Below are the different types of a RAID.
RAID 0
breaks the data into blocks which are written to separate hard drives.
Spreading the hard drive I/O load across independent channels greatly
improves I/O performance.
RAID 1
provides data redundancy by mirroring data between the hard drives and
provides enhanced read performance.
RAID 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 ] ]
1.
2.
3.
4.
Recovery Volume Options
Create RAID Volume
5.
Acceleration Options
Delete RAID Volume
6.
Exit
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
[ DISK / VOLUME INFORMATION ]
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
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)
Drives
2
Capacity
XXX.XGB
Status
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
4. ] Recovery Volume Options
Delete RAID Volume [ RESET RAID DATA
5. remove
Exit its RAID structures
Resetting RAID disk will
VOLUME INFORMATION
and revert [ it DISK
to a / non-RAID
disk.
]
RAID VolumesWARNING
:
: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
None defined.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
PortDevices
Drive : Model
Serial #
Physical
1
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
Port Device
Model
Serial # XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
2
XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
1
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
Size Status
XXX.XGB
Member Disk
Size Type/Status
(Vol ID)
XXX.XGB
MemberDisk
Disk
XXX.XGB
Non-RAID
2
XXX.XGB Non-RAID Disk
XXXX-XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Select the disks that should be reset.
[ ↑↓] - Previous/ Next
[ ↑↓] - Select
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RAID Configuration
[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
for rebuilding detected. Selecting
5.
Exit
a disk initiates a rebuild.
Rebuild
completes
in
the
operating
system.
[ DISK / VOLUME INFORMATION
]
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
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
JPWR1~2 is 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.
The power is on, but no signal to
monitor
y Connect the monitor power cord to a
electrical outlet securely.
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 DIMM1 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 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.
y Verify your TCP/IP settings.
y Restart or reset your router.
y Test with another known working LAN
cable.
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)
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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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115
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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Regulatory Notices
日本JIS C 0950材質宣言
日本工業規格JIS C 0950により、2006年7月1日以降に販
売される特定分野の電気および電子機器について、製造
者による含有物質の表示が義務付けられます。
http://www.msi.com/html/popup/csr/cemm_jp.html
http://tw.msi.com/html/popup/csr_tw/cemm_jp.html
India RoHS
This product complies with the “India E-waste
(Management and Handling) Rule 2011” and
prohibits use of lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium,
polybrominated biphenyls or polybrominated diphenyl
ethers in concentrations exceeding 0.1 weight % and
0.01 weight % for cadmium, except for the exemptions
set in Schedule 2 of the Rule.
Türkiye EEE yönetmeliği
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti: EEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur
Україна обмеження на наявність
небезпечних речовин
Обладнання відповідає вимогам Технічного
регламенту щодо обмеження використання
деяких небезпечних речовин в електричному та
електронному обладнані, затвердженого постановою
Кабінету Міністрів України від 3 грудня 2008 № 1057.
Việt Nam RoHS
Kể từ ngày 01/12/2012, tất cả các sản phẩm do công
ty MSI sản xuất tuân thủ Thông tư số 30/2011/TT-BCT
quy định tạm thời về giới hạn hàm lượng cho phép của
một số hóa chất độc hại có trong các sản phẩm điện,
điện tử”
Environmental Policy
yy The product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and
recycling and should not be thrown
away at its end of life.
yy Users should contact the local authorized point of
collection for recycling and disposing of their endof-life products.
yy Visit the MSI website and locate a nearby distributor
for further recycling information.
yy Users may also reach us at gpcontdev@msi.com for
information regarding proper Disposal, Take-back,
Recycling, and Disassembly of MSI products.
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 © 2016 All rights reserved.
Version 1.0, 2016/04, first release.
Version 1.1, 2016/07, update release.
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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