MSI GP73 Leopard (Intel 8th Gen) notebook User manual

MSI GP73 Leopard (Intel 8th Gen) notebook User manual
Trident Series
Personal Computer
MS-B906 System
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Upgrade and Warranty��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iv
Acquisition of Replaceable Parts����������������������������������������������������������������������������iv
Technical Support���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iv
Green Product Features������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������iv
Environmental Policy����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
Chemical Substances Information�������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
Battery Information�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� v
Safety Instructions���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������vi
CE Conformity������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� viii
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement������������������������������������������������� viii
WEEE Statement�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� viii
RoHS Statement�����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ix
Overview���������������������������������������������������������������� 1-1
Packing Contents������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-2
System Overview������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1-3
Getting Started������������������������������������������������������� 2-1
Safety & Comfort Tips������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 2-2
Hardware Setup��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 2-3
System Operations������������������������������������������������� 3-1
Power Management��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-2
Network Connection (Windows 10)���������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-4
System Recovery (Windows 10)�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 3-7
Copyright Notice
The material in this document is the intellectual property of MICRO-STAR
INTERNATIONAL. We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no
guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual
improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.
All trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
2016/ 10
Upgrade and Warranty
Please note that certain components preinstalled in the product may be upgradable or
replaceable by user’s request. To learn more about upgrade limitation, please refer to
the specifications in the User’s Manual. For any further information about the product
users purchased, please contact the local dealer. Do not attempt to upgrade or replace
any component of the product if you are not an authorized dealer or service center,
since it may cause the warranty void. It is strongly recommended that you contact the
authorized dealer or service center for any upgrade or replace service.
Acquisition of Replaceable Parts
Please be noticed that the acquisition of replaceable parts (or compatible ones) of
the product users purchased in certain countries or territories may be fulfilled by the
manufacturer within 5 years at most since the product has been discontinued, depending
on the official regulations declared at the time. Please contact the manufacturer via for the detailed information about the acquisition of spare
Technical Support
If a problem arises with your system and no solution can be obtained from the user’s
manual, please contact your place of purchase or local distributor. Alternatively, please
try the following help resources for further guidance. Visit the MSI website for technical
guide, BIOS updates, driver updates and other information via
Green Product Features
Reduced energy consumption during use and stand-by
Limited use of substances harmful to the environment and health
Easily dismantled and recycled
Reduced use of natural resources by encouraging recycling
Extended product lifetime through easy upgrades
Reduced solid waste production through take-back policy
Environmental Policy
The product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts
and recycling and should not be thrown away at its end of life.
Users should contact the local authorized point of collection for
recycling and disposing of their end-of-life products.
Visit the MSI website and locate a nearby distributor for further recycling
Users may also reach us at for information regarding
proper Disposal, Take-back, Recycling, and Disassembly of MSI products.
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:
Battery Information
European Union:
Batteries, battery packs, and accumulators should not be disposed
of as unsorted household waste. Please use the public collection
system to return, recycle, or treat them in compliance with the
local regulations.
For better environmental protection, waste batteries should be
collected separately for recycling or special disposal.
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:
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Safety Instructions
Read the safety instructions carefully and thoroughly.
All cautions and warnings on the equipment or user’s manual
should be noted.
Keep the User’s Guide that comes with the package for future
Keep this equipment away from humidity and high temperature.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
Make sure that the power voltage is within its safety range and
has been adjusted properly to the value of 100~240V before
connecting the equipment to the power outlet. Do not disable
the protective earth pin from the plug. The equipment must be
connected to an earthed mains socket-outlet.
Always unplug the AC power cord before installing any add-on
card or module to the equipment.
Always disconnect the AC power cord or switch the wall socket
off if the equipment would be left unused for a certain time to
achieve zero energy consumption.
The ventilator on the enclosure is used for air convection and to
prevent the equipment from overheating. Do not cover the ventilator.
Do not leave the equipment in an unconditioned environment with a
storage temperature above 60OC (140OF) or below 0OC (32OF), which
may damage the equipment.
NOTE: The maximum operating temperature is around 40OC.
Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause
electrical shock.
Place the power cord in a way that people are unlikely to step on it.
Do not place anything on the power cord.
When installing the coaxial cable to the TV Tuner, it is necessary
to ensure that the metal shield is reliably connected to protective
earthing system of the building.
Cable distribution system should be grounded (earthed) in
accordance with ANSI/NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code
(NEC), in particular Section 820.93, Grounding of Outer
Conductive Shield of a Coaxial Cable.
Always keep the strong magnetic or electrical objects away from the
If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by
service personnel:
The power cord or plug is damaged.
The equipment has dropped and damaged.
Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
The equipment does not work well or you can not get it work
according to user’s manual.
The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
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.
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference
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
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can
be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the measures listed below:
■■ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■■ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■■ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
■■ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
Notice 1
The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Notice 2
Shielded interface cables and AC power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply
with the emission limits.
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.
WEEE Statement
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 waste anymore and manufacturers of covered
electronic equipment will be obligated to take back such products at the end of their
useful life.
RoHS Statement
Japan JIS C 0950 Material Declaration
A Japanese regulatory requirement, defined by specification JIS C 0950, mandates
that manufacturers provide material declarations for certain categories of electronic
products offered for sale after July 1, 2006.
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.
Turkey EEE regulation
Conforms to the EEE Regulations of the Republic Of Turkey
Ukraine restriction of hazardous substances
The equipment complies with requirements of the Technical Regulation, approved by
the Resolution of Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine as of December 3, 2008 № 1057,
in terms of restrictions for the use of certain dangerous substances in electrical and
electronic equipment.
Vietnam RoHS
As from December 1, 2012, all products manufactured by MSI comply with Circular
30/2011/TT-BCT temporarily regulating the permitted limits for a number of hazardous
substances in electronic and electric products.
Congratulations for purchasing the Trident Personal Computer. This system is
your best PC choice. The feature packed platform also gives you an exciting
PC experience.
Packing Contents
AC/DC Adapter
AC Power Cord
User Manual &
Quick Guide
HDMI Cable
(for VR Link Port)
* Please contact us immediately if any of the items is damaged or missing.
* The illustrations are for reference only and your packing contents may slightly vary
depending on the model you purchased.
System Overview
hh Front View
Drive Activity Indicator
LED blinks when the system is accessing the internal storage drives.
Headphone Jack
This connector is provided for headphones or speakers.
Microphone Jack
This connector is provided for microphones.
USB 3.1 Gen1 Port (Type C)
USB Type C port is allowing for reversible plug orientation.
USB 3.1 Gen1 Port
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is for attaching USB devices such
as keyboard, mouse, or other USB-compatible devices. It supports up
to 5Gbit/s (SuperSpeed) data transfer rate. The USB 3.1 Gen1 port is
backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
HDMI-Out Port
The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is an all-digital audio/
video interface capable of transmitting uncompressed streams.
This port will be available for connecting a HDMI device, once the VR
Link Port on the rear panel is connected to the HDMI-out port on the
graphics card with a HDMI cable.
hh Rear View
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The ventilator on the enclosure is used for air convection and to prevent
the equipment from overheating. Do not cover the ventilator.
Kensington Lock Port
This PC provides a Kensington lock port, which allows users to secure
the PC in place with a key or some mechanical PIN device and attached
through a rubberised metal cable. The end of the cable has a small loop
which allows the whole cable to be looped around a permanent object,
such as a heavy table or other similar equipment, thus securing the PC
in place.
Audio Ports
Line in: Used for connecting external audio outputting devices.
Line out: Used as a connector for speakers or headphone.
Mic: Used as a connector for a microphone.
DisplayPort (optional) *
DisplayPort is a digital display interface standard. This connector is used
to connect a monitor with DisplayPort inputs.
HDMI-Out Port
(optional) *
DVI-D Port (optional) *
The DVI-D (Digital Visual Interface-Digital) connector allows you to
connect a LCD monitor. It provides a high-speed digital interconnection
between the computer and its display device.
VR Link Port
The VR (Virtual Reality) link port is for attaching VR-compatible graphics
Power Jack
The AC/DC adapter converts AC power to DC power for this jack. Power
supplied through this jack supplies power to the PC. To prevent damage
to the PC, always use the supplied power adapter.
HDMI-Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is for attaching USB devices such
as keyboard, mouse, or other USB-compatible devices. It supports up to
480Mbit/s (Hi-Speed) data transfer rate.
USB 3.1 Gen1 Port **
LAN Jack
The standard RJ-45 LAN jack is provided for connection to the Local
Area Network (LAN). You can connect a network cable to it.
Green/ Orange
LED Color LED State
LAN link is not established.
On (steady state) LAN link is established.
On (blinking)
The computer is communicating with another computer on
the LAN.
10 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
100 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
1000 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.
* Due to the graphics card might be optional or vary from models, the connectors of the
graphics card might be different. Consult local dealer for more information.
** High-speed devices are recommended for USB 3.1 Gen1 ports whereas low-speed
devices, such as mouse or keyboard, are suggested to be plugged into the USB 2.0
hh Upper Side View
The ventilator on the enclosure is used for air convection and to prevent
the equipment from overheating. Do not cover the ventilator.
Power Button
Press the power button to turn the system on and off.
Getting Started
Safety & Comfort Tips
Choosing a good workspace is important if you have to work with your PC for a long
period of time.
1. Your work area should have enough illumination.
2. Choose the proper desk and chair and adjust their height to fit your posture when
3. When sitting on the chair, sit straight and keep a good posture. Adjust the chair’s
back (if available) to support your back comfortably.
4. Place you feet flat and naturally on the floor, so that your knees and elbows have
the proper position (about 90-degree) when operating.
5. Put your hands on the desk naturally to support your wrists.
6. Avoid using your PC in a place where discomfort may occur (such as on the bed).
7. The Personal Computer System is an electrical device. Please treat it with great
care to avoid personal injury.
Getting Started
Hardware Setup
hh Placing the System
The system can be placed horizontally or vertically to fit your need and environment.
If you want to place the system vertically, please follow the steps below to install the
1. Place the stand on a stable surface, such as a computer desk or a TV cabinet.
2. Make certain the system is in power off mode. Ensure correct orientation and install
the system to the stand.
3. Handle with extra care when relocating the system.
hh Enabling the Front HDMI Port
The HDMI port on the system front panel can be used to connect a VR device or a
monitor. Follow the steps below to enable the front HDMI port:
1. Find the HDMI cable in the package. A regular HDMI to HDMI cable will also do.
2. Make certain the system is in power off mode. Connect one end of the HDMI cable
to the graphics card’s HDMI port and the other end to the VR Link Port.
3. If the connection is done properly, the system rear panel should look like below and
the HDMI port on the system front panel will be ready to work.
Getting Started
hh Connecting the AC Power
1. Unpack the package to find the AC/DC adapter and AC power cord.
2. Connect the adapter and the power cord.
3. Connect the Power Jack.
4. Plug the power cord to the electrical outlet.
hh Disconnecting the AC Power
5. Unplug the AC power cord from the electrical outlet first.
6. Unplug the AC power cord from the Personal Computer System.
When unplugging the AC power cord, always hold the connector part of the cord. Never
pull the cord directly.
hh Powering on the System
Press the power button to power on the system.
System Operations
This chapter provides you with essential information on system operations.
All information is subject to change without prior notice.
Power Management
Power management of personal computers (PCs) and monitors has the potential to
save significant amounts of electricity as well as deliver environmental benefits.
To be energy efficient, turn off your display or set your PC to sleep mode after a period
of user inactivity.
hh Power Management in Windows 10
■■ [Power Options] in Windows OS allow you to control the power management
, select
features of your display, hard drive, and battery. Right-click [Start]
[Control Panel] from the list and then click [System and Security].
Select [Power Options] and choose a power plan that suits your personal
needs. You may also fine-tune the settings by clicking [Change plan settings].
■■ The Shut Down Computer menu presents the options of Sleep (S3/S4) & Shut
Down (S5) for rapid and easy management of your system power.
hh Power Management through ENERGY STAR
qualified monitors
The power management feature allows the computer to initiate a
low-power or “Sleep” mode after a period of user inactivity. When
used with an external ENERGY STAR qualified monitor, this feature
also supports similar power management features of the monitor.
To take advantage of these potential energy savings, the power
management feature has been preset to behave in the following
ways when the system is operating on AC power:
■■ Turn off the display after 10 minutes
■■ Initiate Sleep after 30 minutes
hh Waking the System Up
The computer shall be able to wake up from power saving mode in response to a
command from any of the following:
the power button,
the network (Wake On LAN),
the mouse,
the keyboard.
System Operations
Energy Saving Tips:
■■ Turn off the monitor by pressing the monitor power button after a period of user
■■ Tune the settings in Power Options under Windows OS to optimize your PC’s
power management.
■■ Install power saving software to manage your PC’s energy consumption.
■■ Always disconnect the AC power cord or switch the wall socket off if your PC
would be left unused for a certain time to achieve zero energy consumption.
Network Connection (Windows 10)
hh Wired Network
1. Right-click [Start]
and select [Control Panel] from the list.
2. Select [View network status and tasks] under [Network and Internet].
3. Select [Set up a new connection or network].
System Operations
4. Choose [Connect to the Internet] and click [Next].
5. Select [Broadband (PPPoE)] to connect using DSL or cable that requires a user
name and password.
6. Type the information from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and click [Connect] to
establish your LAN connection.
hh Wireless Network
1. Go to [Start]
, click [Settings] and select [Network and Internet].
2. A list of available WLAN connections pops up. Choose a connection from the list.
3. To establish a new connection, select [Network and Sharing Center].
4. Select [Set up a new connection or network].
5. Followingly, choose [Manually connect to a wireless network] and click [Next] to
6. Enter information for the wireless network you intend to add and click [Next] to
7. A new WLAN connection has been made.
System Operations
System Recovery (Windows 10)
The purposes for using the System Recovery Function may include:
■■ Restore the system back to the initial status of original manufacturer’s default
■■ When some errors have occurred to the operating system in use.
■■ When the operating system is affected by virus and is not able to work normally.
■■ When you want to install the OS with other built-in languages.
Before using the System Recovery Function, please back up the important data saved
on your system drive to other storage devices.
If the following solution fails to recover your system, please contact the authorized local
distributor or service center for further assistance.
Reset this PC
1. Go to [Start]
, click [Settings] and select [Update and security].
2. Select [Recovery] and click [Get started] under [Reset this PC] to start the system
3. The [Choose an option] screen pops up. Choose between [Keep my files] and
[Remove everything].
Keep my files
Reset this PC
Remove everything
Only the drive where
Windows is installed
All drives
Just remove my files
Remove files and clean the drive
Just remove my files
Remove files and clean the drive
System Operations
hh Keep my files
1. Select [Keep my files].
2. The [Your apps will be removed] screen shows a list of apps that will need to be
reinstalled from the web or installation discs. Click [Next] to continue.
3. The next screen will show the changes to be made during the process. Click [Reset]
to start the system reset.
hh Remove everything
1. Select [Remove everything].
2. If you have multiple hard drives, a screen will pop up, asking you to choose between
[Only the drive where Windows is installed] and [All drives].
3. Then select between [Just remove my files] and [Remove files and clean the drive].
4. The next screen will show the changes to be made during the process. Click [Reset]
to start the system reset.
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