MSI MS-7028 V2.X 915P Neo2 V2.0 Owner's Manual

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915P Neo2 V2.0 Series

MS-7028 (v2.X) ATX Mainboard

G52-M7028XJ i

FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits f or a c las s B d ig ital devic e, 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 A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.

VOIR LA NOTICE D ’ INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU RESEAU.

Micro-Star International

MS-7028

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 ii

Copyright Notice

T he material in this document is the intellec tual property of M ICR O-STAR

INTERNATIONAL . W e take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.

Trademarks

All trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

AMD, Athlon ™ , Athlon ™ XP, Thoroughbred ™ , and Duron ™ are registered trademarks of AMD Corporation.

Intel

®

and Pentium

®

are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

PS/2 and OS

®

/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines

Corporation.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. W indows

®

98/2000/NT/

XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, DualNet, and nForce are registered trademarks or trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Netware

®

is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc.

Award

®

is a registered trademark of Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

AMI

®

is a registered trademark of American Megatrends Inc.

Kensington and MicroSaver are registered trademarks of the Kensington Technology

Group.

PCMCIA and CardBus are registered trademarks of the Personal Computer Memory

Card International Association.

Revision History

Revision

V1.0

V1.1

V1.2

V2.0

Revision History

First release for PCB 1.X

with Intel 915P/G & ICH6R

First release for PCB 1.X

English/French/German version

First release for PCB 1.0B Standard with Intel 915P/G & ICH6/ICH6R

First release for PCB 2.X

wiht intel 915P & ICH6

Date

May 2004

June 2004

August 2004

November 2005 iii

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 homepage & FAQ site for technical guide, BIOS updates, driver updates, and other information: http://www.msi.com.tw

& http://www.msi.

com.tw/pr ogram/service/faq/faq/esc_faq_list.php

† Contact our technical staff at: [email protected]

Safety Instructions

1.

Always read the safety instructions carefully.

2.

Keep this User

’ s Manual for future reference.

3.

Keep this equipment away from humidity.

4.

Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.

5.

The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from overheating. Do not cover the openings.

6.

Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet.

7.

Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place anything over the power cord.

8.

Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module.

9.

All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.

10. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical shock.

11.

If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by a service personnel:

The power cord or plug is damaged.

Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.

The equipment has been exposed to moisture.

The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according to

User ’ s Manual.

The equipment has dropped and damaged.

The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.

12. Do not leave this equipment in an environment unconditioned, storage temperature above 60 0 C (140 0 F), it may damage the equipment.

CAUT ION: D anger of explosion if battery is incorrec tly replac ed.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.

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WEEE Statement

v

vi

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CONTENTS

FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement .......................................................... ii

Copyright Notice .............................................................................................................. iii

Trademarks ...................................................................................................................... iii

Revision History .............................................................................................................. iii

Technical Support .......................................................................................................... iv

Safety Instructions ......................................................................................................... iv

WEEE Statement .............................................................................................................. v

Chapter 1. Getting Started .................................................................................... 1-1

Mainboard Specifications ................................................................................... 1-2

Mainboard Layout ................................................................................................ 1-4

Packing Contents ................................................................................................. 1-5

MSI Special Feature ............................................................................................ 1-6

Left-wing: Current system status .............................................................. 1-7

Right-wing: PC hardware status during real time operation ................... 1-7

Chapter 2. Hardware Setup .................................................................................. 2-1

Quick Components Guide ................................................................................... 2-2

Central Processing Unit: CPU ............................................................................. 2-3

Introduction to LGA 775 CPU ...................................................................... 2-3

CPU & Cooler Installation ............................................................................. 2-4

Memory ................................................................................................................. 2-7

Introduction to DDR2 SDRAM ..................................................................... 2-7

Memory Module Population Rules ............................................................... 2-8

Installing DDR2 Modules .............................................................................. 2-8

Power Supply ...................................................................................................... 2-9

ATX 24-Pin Power Connector: ATX1 ......................................................... 2-9

ATX 12V Power Connector: JPW 1 ............................................................ 2-9

Back Panel ......................................................................................................... 2-10

Mouse/Keyboard Connector .................................................................... 2-10

Serial Port Connector ................................................................................. 2-11

LAN (RJ-45) Jack ....................................................................................... 2-11

Audio Port Connectors .............................................................................. 2-12

USB Connectors ........................................................................................ 2-13

Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 ................................................................... 2-13

Connectors ........................................................................................................ 2-14

Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 ........................................................ 2-14

Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN1/ SYSFAN1/ PW RFAN1 .................... 2-14 viii

Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 ..................................................................... 2-15

Serial Port Header: JCOM2 (Optional) ..................................................... 2-15

Serial ATA Connectors controlled by Intel ICH6: SATA1~SATA4 ........... 2-16

Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2 ..................................................... 2-17

IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1 ........................................................... 2-17

CD-In Connector: JCD1 ............................................................................. 2-18

Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1 ...................................................... 2-18

Front USB Connectors: JUSB1 & JUSB2 ................................................. 2-19

IEEE 1394 Connectors: J1394_1/ J1394_2 (Optional) ............................ 2-20

Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCI1 .............................................. 2-20

D-Bracket ™ 2 Connector: JDB1 (Optional) ............................................. 2-21

Jumpers .............................................................................................................. 2-24

Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 ..................................................................... 2-24

Slots .................................................................................................................... 2-25

PCI Express Slots ...................................................................................... 2-25

PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots ...................................... 2-25

PCI Interrupt Request Routing ................................................................... 2-26

Chapter 3. BIOS Setup ............................................................................................ 3-1

Entering Setup ..................................................................................................... 3-2

Selecting the First Boot Device .................................................................. 3-2

Control Keys ................................................................................................ 3-3

Getting Help .................................................................................................. 3-3

Main Menu .................................................................................................... 3-3

Default Settings ........................................................................................... 3-3

The Main Menu ..................................................................................................... 3-4

Standard CMOS Features ................................................................................... 3-6

Advanced BIOS Features ................................................................................... 3-8

Advanced Chipset Features ............................................................................. 3-11

Integrated Peripherals ....................................................................................... 3-12

Power Management Features .......................................................................... 3-15

PNP/PCI Configurations ..................................................................................... 3-18

H/W Monitor ........................................................................................................ 3-20

Cell Menu ............................................................................................................ 3-22

BIOS Setting Password .................................................................................... 3-25

Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults .................................................................. 3-26

Chapter 4. Introduction to Realtek ALC850 ..................................................... 4-1

Using 2-, 4-, 6- & 8- Channel Audio Function ................................................... 4-2 ix

Installing the Audio Driver ................................................................................... 4-6

Installation for W indows 2000/XP .............................................................. 4-6

Software Configuration ...................................................................................... 4-8

Sound Effect ................................................................................................ 4-9

Speaker Configuration ............................................................................... 4-11

HRTF Demo ................................................................................................ 4-13

General ....................................................................................................... 4-14

SPDIF .......................................................................................................... 4-15 x

Getting Started

C h ap t e r 1 . G e t t i n g

Started

Getting Started

Thank you for choosing the 915P Neo2 V2.0

(MS-7028 v2.

X) Series ATX mainboard. The 915P Neo2 V2.0 mainboard is based on Intel

®

915P and Intel

®

ICH6 chipset for optimal system efficiency.

Designed to fit the advanced Intel

®

Pentium 4 Prescott LGA775 processor, the 915P Neo2 V2.0 Series mainboard delivers a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.

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Mainboard Specifications

CPU

† Supports Intel

®

Pentium 4 LGA775 processors in LGA775 package.

† Supports Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.

(For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw/program/ products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support.php)

C hipset

Intel

®

915P chipset

- Supports FSB 800MHz.

- Supports PCI Express x16 interface.

- Supports DDR2 400/533 memory interface.

† Intel

®

ICH6 chipset

- Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0) controller, 480Mb/sec, up to 8 ports.

- 4 Serial ATA ports with transfer rate up to 150MB/s.

- 1 channel Ultra ATA 100 bus Master IDE controller.

- PCI Master v2.3, I/O APIC.

- ACPI 2.0 Compliant.

- Serial ATA 150.

M ain M emory

Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1.8 Volt DDR2 SDRAM

† Supports up to 4GB memory size.

Supports Dual channel DDR2 memory architecture.

† Supports DDR2 400/533 memory interface.

(For the updated supporting memory modules, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw/ program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_trp_list.php.)

Slots

One PCI Express x16 slot (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant).

† One PCI Express x1 slot (supports PCI Express Bus specification v1.0a compliant).

† Four 32-bit v2.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.3v/5v PCI bus interface).

On-Board IDE

One Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controllers integrated in ICH6.

- Supports PIO, Bus Master operation modes.

- Can connect up to Two Ultra ATA drives.

† Serial ATA 150 controller integrated in ICH6.

- Up to 150MB/sec transfer speed.

- Can connect up to four Serial ATA devices.

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On-Board Peripherals

On-Board Peripherals include:

- 1 floppy port supports 1 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88Mbytes

- 2 serial port (rear*1/ front*1)

- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode

- 1 Line-In / Line-Out / MIC-In / Rear Speaker Out / Center-Subwoofer Speaker Out

/ SPDIF-Out optical audio port

- 8 USB ports (Rear * 4/ Front * 4)

- 1 RJ-45 LAN jack

LAN

Realtek

®

8110SB

- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in one chip.

- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s.

- Compliance with PCI 2.2.

- Supports ACPI Power Management.

1394 (Optional)

† Supports two IEEE 1394a pin headers, transfer rate is up to 400 Mbps.

Controller by VIA VT6307 chip.

Audio

† Azalia link controller integrated in Intel

®

8-channel audio codec ALC850.

- Compliant with AC ’ 97 2.3 Spec.

ICH6 chipset.

- Supports Multi-Streaming function.

BIOS

The mainboard BIOS provides “ Plug & Play ” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.

The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.

M ounting and Dimension

ATX Form Factor: 22.5 cm (W ) x 30.5 cm (L)

† 6 mounting holes

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Mainboard Layout

Top : mouse

Bottom: keyboard

JPW1

CPUFAN1

Top :

Parallel Port

Bottom:

COM Port

USB ports

Top: LAN Jack

Bottom: USB

ports

T: Line-In

M: Line-Out

B: Mic

T:RS-Out

M:CS-Out

B:SPDIFOu t

P C I _E 1

RTL

8110SB

P C I _E 2

JCI1

P C I1

Winbond

W83627EHF

JCOM2

(optio nal)

P C I2

CD1 JIR1

ALC850

P C I3

P C I4

JAUD1

FDD 1

Intel

915P

BATT

+

JBTA1

Intel

IC H6

VIA

V T6307

(Option al)

JDB1

( Opti ona l)

J139 4_1J1394_ 2

(Optiona l) (Optiona l)

J USB1

BIO S

SYSFAN1 PWRFAN1

JUSB2

JFP2 J FP1

915P Neo2 V2.0 Series (MS-7028 v2.X) ATX Mainboard

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Packing Contents

Getting Started

MSI motherboard

MSI Driver/Utility CD SATA Cable

Power Cable

D-Bracket 2

(Optional)

Round Cable for

IDE Devices

(Optional)

User

’ s Guide

Back IO Shield

Round Cable for

Floppy Disk

(Optional)

* The pictures are for reference only. Your packing contents may vary depending on the model you purchased.

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MSI Special Feature

The Core Center is a new utility you can find in the CD-ROM disk. The utility is just like your PC doctor that can detect, view and adjust the PC hardware and system status during real time operation. In the left side it shows the current system status, including the Vcore, 3.3V, +5V and 12V. In the right side it shows the current PC hardware status such as the CPU & system temperatures and all fans speeds.

W hen you click the red triangles in the left and right sides, two sub-menus will open for users to adjust the thresholds of system to send out the warning messages.

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Left-wing: Current system status

In the left sub-menu, you can configure the settings of FSB, Vcore, Memory Voltage and AGP Voltage by clicking the radio button next to each item and make it available

(the radio button will be lighted as yellow when selected), use the “ + ” and “ ” buttons to adjust, then click

OK

” to apply the changes. Then you can click

Save

” to save the values you just configured.

Also you may click “ Auto ” to start testing the maximum CPU overclocking value. The

CPU FSB will automatically increase the testing value until the PC reboots. Or you may click “ Default ” to restore the default values.

Right-wing: PC hardware status during real time operation

In the right sub-menu, here you can configure the PC hardware status such as CPU

& system temperatures and fan speeds. You may use the scroll bars to adjust each item, then click “ OK ” to apply the changes. The values you set for the temperatures are the maximum thresholds for the system for warnings, and the value for fan speeds are the minimum thresholds.

MSI Reminds You...

Items shown on Core Center vary depending on your system status.

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Chapter 2. Hardware Setup

Hardware Setup

This chapter tells you how to install the CPU, memory modules, and expansion cards, as well as how to setup the jumpers on the mainboard. Also, it provides the instructions on connecting the peripheral devices, such as the mouse, keyboard, etc.

W hile doing the installation, be careful in holding the components and follow the installation procedures.

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Quick Components Guide

JPW1 , p.2-9

ATX1 , p.2-9

CPUFAN2 , p.2-14

DDR DIMMs , p.2-7

Back Panel

I/O , p.2-10

PCI Express x16 , p.2-24

PCI Express x1 , p.2-24

JCI1 , p.2-20

JCOM1 , p.2-15

JCD1 , p.2-18

JIR1 , p.2-17

JBAT1

IDE1 ,

, p.2-23

p.2-15

SATA1~SATA4 p.2-16

,

PCI Slots 1~4 , p.2-24

PWRFAN1 , p.2-14

JFP1 , p.2-17

JFP2 , p.2-17

JAUD1 , p.2-18

JDB1 , p.2-21

FDD1 , p.2-14

SYSFAN1 , p.2-14

JUSB1, JUSB2 , p.2-19

J1394_1, J1394_2 , p.2-20

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Hardware Setup

Central Processing Unit: CPU

The mainboard supports Intel

®

Pentium 4 Prescott processor. The mainboard uses a CPU socket called LGA775. W hen you are installing the CPU, make sure to install the cooler to prevent overheating.

If you do not have the CPU cooler, contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer.

For the latest information about CPU, please visit http://www.msi.com.tw/ program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support.php.

MSI Reminds You...

Over heating

Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system, always make sure the cooling fan can work properly to protect the C PU from overheating.

Replacing the CPU

While replacing the CPU, always turn off the ATX power supply or unplug the power supply ’ s power cord from grounded outlet first to ensure the safety of CPU.

Over clocking

This motherboard is designed to support overclocking. However, please make sure your components are able to tolerate such abnormal setting, while doing overclocking. Any attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not recommended. We do not guarantee the damages or risks caused by inadequate oper ation or beyond product specifications.

Introduction to LGA 775 CPU

The pin-pad side of LGA 775

CPU.

The surface of LGA 775 CPU.

Remember to apply some silicone heat transfer compound on it for better heat dispersion.

Alignment Key Alignment Key

Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator

Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator

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CPU & Cooler Installation

W hen you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a cooler attached on the top to prevent overheating.

If you do not have the cooler, contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer. Meanwhile, do not forget to apply some silicon heat transfer compound on CPU before installing the heat sink/cooler fan for better heat dispersion.

Follow the steps below to install the CPU & cooler correctly. W rong installation will cause the damage of your CPU & mainboard.

1. The CPU socket has a plastic cap on it to protect the contact from damage.

Before you install the CPU, always cover it to protect the socket pin.

2. Remove the cap from lever hinge side (as the arrow shows).

3. The pins of socket reveal.

4. Open the load lever.

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5. Lift the load lever up and open the load plate.

6. After confirming the CPU direction for correct mating, put down the

CPU in the socket housing frame.

Be sure to grasp on the edge of the CPU base. Note that the alignment keys are matched.

alignment key

7. Visually ins pect if the C PU is seated well into the socket. If not, take out the CPU with pure vertical motion and reinstall.

8. C over the load plate onto the package.

MSI Reminds You...

1. Confirm if your CPU cooler is firmly installed before turning on your system.

2. Do not touch the CPU socket pins to avoid damaging.

3. The availability of the CPU land side cover depends on your CPU packing.

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9. Press down the load lever lightly onto the load plate, and then secure the lever with the hook under retention tab.

10. Align the holes on the mainboard with the heatsink. Push down the c ooler u nti l i ts f ou r c lip s g et wedged int o t he holes of t he mainboard.

11. Press the four hooks down to fasten the cooler. Then rotate the locking switch (refer to the correct direction marked on it) to lock the hooks.

12. Turn over the mainboard to confirm that the clip-ends are correctly inserted.

locking switch

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MSI Reminds You...

1. Check the information in PC Health Status in BIOS (Chapter 3) for the CPU temperature.

2. Whenever CPU is not installed, always protect your CPU socket pin with the plastic cap covered (shown in step 1) to avoid damaging.

3. Please note that the mating/unmating durability of the CPU is 20 cycles.

Therefore we suggest you do not plug/unplug the CPU too often.

Hardware Setup

Memory

The mainboard provides 4 slots for 240-pin DDR2 DIMM, which supports the memory size up to 4GB.

Since DDR2 modules are not interchangeable with DDR1 and the DDR2 standard is not backward compatible, you should always install DDR2 memory module in the DDR2 slot (DIMM1~DIMM4). Otherwise, you are not able to boot up your system and your mainboard might be damaged.

For the updated supporting memory modules, please visit http://www.msi.

com.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_trp_list.php.

DIMM1~DIMM4

(from left to right)

Channel A (DIMM1, DIMM2): Green

Channel B (DIMM3, DIMM4): Orange

Introduction to DDR2 SDRAM

DDR2 is a new technology of memory module, and its speed is the top limit of current DDR1 technology. DDR2 uses a 1.8V supply for core and I/O voltage, compared to 2.5V for DDR1, and requires 28% less power than DDR1 chips. DDR2 truly is the future of memory, but will require some changes as the technology is not backwardly compatible and only motherboards specifically designed for DDR2 memory will be able to support these chips.

DDR2 incorporates new features at the chip level that give it better signal integrity, thereby enabling higher clock speeds.

DDR2 modules have 240 pins, versus 184 pins on a DDR1 module, and the length of DDR2 module is 5.25

” . DDR2 modules have smaller and tighter spaced pins.

The height of DDR2 modules varies, but they will typically be less than 1.3

” in height.

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Memory Module Population Rules

Install at least one DIMM module on the slots. Each DIMM slot supports up to a maximum size of 1GB. Users can install either single- or double-sided modules to meet their own needs. Please note that each DIM M can work respectively for single-channel DDR, while both channels (in different color ) populated with same amount of memory size will work as dual-channel DDR , no matter how many DIMM modules are populated.

Below are the example of single-channel/dual-channel DDR modes.

Dual-channel mode

Single-channel mode x MB

(ex: 128 MB)

2x MB

(ex: 256 MB)

Installing DDR2 Modules

1.

2.

3.

The DDR2 DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. The module will only fit in the right orientation.

Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then push it in until the golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the socket.

The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close.

Volt

Notch

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MSI Reminds You...

You can barely see the golden finger if the module is properly inserted in the socket.

Hardware Setup

Power Supply

The mainboard supports ATX power supply for the power system. Before inserting the power supply connector, always make sure that all components are installed properly to ensure that no damage will be caused.

ATX 24-Pin Power Connector: ATX1

This connector allows you to connect an ATX 24-pin power supply. To connect the ATX 24-pin power supply, make sure the plug of the pin 13 power supply is inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down the power supply firmly into the connector.

You may use the 20-pin ATX power supply as you like. If you ’ d like to use the 20-pin ATX power supply, please plug your power supply along with pin 1 & pin 13 (refer to the image at the right hand). There is also a foolproof design on pin 11, 12, 23 & 24 to avoid wrong installation.

pin 12

Pin Definition

13 1

ATX1

24 12

PIN

4

5

6

7

1

2

3

8

9

10

11

12

SIGNAL

+3.3V

+3.3V

GND

+5V

GND

+5V

GND

PW R OK

5VSB

+12V

+12V

NC

PIN

16

17

18

19

13

14

15

20

21

22

23

24

SIGNAL

+3.3V

-12V

GND

PS-ON#

GND

GND

GND

Res

+5V

+5V

+5V

GND

ATX 12V Power Connector: JPW1

This 12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.

JPW1

3

4 2

1

JPW1 Pin Definition

PIN

1

2

3

4

SIGNAL

GND

GND

12V

12V

MSI Reminds You...

1. These two connectors connect to the ATX power supply and have to work together to ensure stable operation of the mainboard.

2. Power supply of 350 watts (and above) is highly recommended for system stability.

3. ATX 12V power connection should be greater than 18A.

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Back Panel

The back panel provides the following connectors:

M ou se

Parallel

LAN

L-In RS-Out

Keyboard COM1 USB Ports L-Out

Mic

CS-Out

SPDIF Out

Mouse/Keyboard Connector

The mainboard provides a standard PS/2

®

mouse/keyboard mini DIN connector for attaching a PS/2

®

mouse/keyboard. You can plug a PS/2

®

mouse/keyboard directly into this connector. The connector location and pin assignments are as follows:

4

6 5

3

2 1

PS/2 Mouse / Keyboard

(6-pin Female)

Pin Definition

PIN SIGNAL

4

5

6

1

2

3

Mouse/Keyboard Data

NC

GND

DESCRIPTION

Mouse/Keyboard data

No connection

Ground

VCC +5V

Mouse/Keyboard Clock Mouse/Keyboard clock

NC No connection

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Serial Port Connector

The mainboard offers one 9-pin male DIN connector as the serial port. The port is a 16550A high speed communication port that sends/receives 16 bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to the connector.

1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9

9-Pin Male DIN Connector

PIN

7

8

5

6

9

3

4

1

2

Pin Definition

SIGNAL

DCD

SIN

SOUT

DTR

GND

DSR

RTS

CTS

RI

DESCRIPTION

Data Carry Detect

Serial In or Receive Data

Serial Out or Transmit Data

Data Terminal Ready)

Ground

Data Set Ready

Request To Send

Clear To Send

Ring Indicate

LAN (RJ-45) Jack

The mainboard provides 1 standard RJ-45 jack for connection to single Local

Area Network (LAN). This Giga-bit LAN enables data to be transferred at 1000, 100 or 10Mbps. You can connect a network cable to it.

RJ-45 LAN Jack

PIN

3

4

1

2

5

6

7

8

Giga-bit LAN Pin Definition

SIGNAL

D0P

D0N

D1P

D2P

D2N

D1N

D3P

D3N

DESCRIPTION

Differential Pair 0+

Differential Pair 0-

Differential Pair 1+

Differential Pair 2+

Differential Pair 2-

Differential Pair 1-

Differential Pair 3+

Differential Pair 3-

LED

Left

Color LED State

Off

Orange On (steady state)

On (brighter & pulsing)

Right

Green Off

On

Orange On

Condition

LAN link is not established.

LAN link is established.

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.

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USB Connectors

The mainboard provides an OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface) Universal

Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard, mouse or other USBcompatible devices. You can plug the USB device directly into the connector.

1 2 3 4

5 6 7 8

USB Ports

PIN

6

7

4

5

8

1

2

3

USB Port Description

SIGNAL

VCC

-Data 0

+Data0

GND

VCC

-Data 1

+Data 1

GND

DESCRIPTION

+5V

Negative Data Channel 0

Positive Data Channel 0

Ground

+5V

Negative Data Channel 1

Positive Data Channel 1

Ground

Audio Port Connectors

The left 3 audio jacks are for 2-channel mode for stereo speaker output: Line

Out is a connector for Speakers or Headphones. Line In is used for external CD player, Tape player, or other audio devices. Mic is a connector for microphones.

However, there is an advanced audio application provided by Realtek ALC850 to offer support for 7.1-channel audio operation and can turn rear audio connectors from 2-channel to 4-/5.1-/7.1- channel audio.

Line In

Line Out

M IC

Rear Speaker Out

(in 7.1CH / 5.1CH)

C enter /Subwoofer

Speaker Out

( in 7.1CH / 5.1CH)

S/PDIF Out-Optical

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MSI Reminds You...

For the advanced functions of the audio codec, please refer to Chapter

4: Introduction to Realtek ALC850 Audio Codec for details.

Hardware Setup

Parallel Port Connector: LPT1

The mainboard provides a 25-pin female centronic connector as LPT. A parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode.

13 1

PIN

13

14

15

16

9

10

11

12

7

8

5

6

3

4

1

2

21

22

23

24

25

17

18

19

20

25 14

Pin Definition

SIGNAL

SLIN#

GND

GND

GND

GND

GND

GND

GND

GND

STROBE

DATA0

DATA1

DATA2

DATA3

DATA4

DATA5

DATA6

DATA7

ACK#

BUSY

PE

SELECT

AUTO FEED#

ERR#

INIT#

DESCRIPTION

Select In

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

Ground

Strobe

Data0

Data1

Data2

Data3

Data4

Data5

Data6

Data7

Acknowledge

Busy

Paper End

Select

Automatic Feed

Error

Initialize Printer

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Connectors

The mainboard provides connectors to connect to FDD, IDE HDD, case, LAN, and USB Ports.

Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1

The mainboard provides a standard floppy disk drive connector that supports

360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M floppy disk types.

FDD1 (Black)

Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN1/ SYSFAN1/ PWRFAN1

The CPUFAN1(processor fan), SYSFAN1 (system fan 1) and PW RFAN1 (power fan) support system cooling fan with +12V. It supports four/three-pin head connector.

W hen connecting the wire to the connectors, always take note that the red wire is the positive and should be connected to the +12V, the black wire is Ground and should be connected to GND. If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset on-board, you must use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control.

GND

+12V

SENSOR

Control

CPUFAN1

Sensor

+12V

GND

SYSFAN1

Sensor

+12V

GND

PWRFAN1

MSI Reminds You...

1. Always consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan.

2. CPUFAN1 supports the fan control. Fan/heatsink with 3 or 4 fins are both available.

3. Be sure to configure the CPU FAN PIN Select in BIOS for the

CPU Fan you are using first.

4. Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at Intel ® official website.

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Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1

The mainboard has one 32-bit Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controller integrated in

ICH6, which supports PIO & Bus Master operation modes and it can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives.

IDE1 (blue)

IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector)

IDE1 can connect a Master and a Slave drive. You must configure second hard drive to Slave mode by setting the jumper accordingly.

MSI Reminds You...

If you install two hard disks on cable, you must configure the second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper. Refer to the hard disk documentation supplied by hard disk vendors for jumper setting instructions.

Serial Port Header: JCOM2 (Optional)

The mainboard offers one 9-pin header as serial port. The port is a 16550A high speed communication port that sends/receives 16 bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial device directly to it.

9

6

5

1

JCOM2

PIN

7

8

5

6

9

3

4

1

2

Pin Definition

SIGNAL

DCD

SIN

SOUT

DTR

GND

DSR

RTS

CTS

RI

DESCRIPTION

Data Carry Detect

Serial In or Receive Data

Serial Out or Transmit Data

Data Terminal Ready)

Ground

Data Set Ready

Request To Send

Clear To Send

Ring Indicate

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Serial ATA Connectors controlled by Intel ICH6: SATA1~SATA4

The SouthBridge of this mainboard is Intel ICH6 which supports four serial ATA connectors SATA1~SATA4.

SATA1~SATA4 are dual high-speed Serial ATA interface ports. Each supports

1 st generation serial ATA data rates of 150 MB/s. Both connectors are fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.0 specifications. Each Serial ATA connector can connect to 1 hard disk device.

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SATA4

SATA3

SATA2

SATA1

SATA1~ SATA4 Pin Definition

PIN SIGNAL

1

3

5

7

GND

TXN

RXN

GND

PIN SIGNAL

2

4

6

TXP

GND

RXP

Serial ATA cable

Take out the dust cover and connect to the hard disk devices

Connect to serial ATA ports

MSI Reminds You...

Please do not fold the serial ATA cable in a 90-degree angle, since this might cause the loss of data during the transmission.

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Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2

The mainboard provides two front panel connectors for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs. JFP1 is compliant with Intel

®

Front Panel I/O

Connectivity Design Guide.

Reset

Switch

HDD

LED

Power LED

JFP2

7

8

1

2

9

10

1

2

JFP1

Speaker

Power

Switch

Power

LED

PIN

6

7

4

5

8

9

1

2

3

JFP1 Pin Definition

SIGNAL

HD_LED_P

FP PWR/SLP

HD_LED_N

FP PWR/SLP

RST_SW_N

PWR_SW_P

RST_SW_P

PWR_SW_N

RSVD_DNU

DESCRIPTION

Hard disk LED pull-up

MSG LED pull-up

Hard disk active LED

MSG LED pull-up

Reset Switch low reference pull-down to GND

Power Switch high reference pull-up

Reset Switch high reference pull-up

Power Switch low reference pull-down to GND

Reserved. Do not use.

JFP2 Pin Definition

PIN SIGNAL

1

3

5

7

GND

SLED

PLED

NC

PIN SIGNAL

2

4

6

8

SPK-

BUZ+

BUZ-

SPK+

IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1

The connector allows you to connect to IrDA Infrared module. You must configure the setting through the BIOS setup to use the IR function. JIR1 is compliant with

Intel

®

Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.

5

6

1

2

JIR1

Pin

1

3

5

Pin Definition

Signal

NC

VCC5

IRTX

Pin

2

4

6

Signal

NC

GND

IRRX

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CD-In Connector: JCD1

The connector is for CD-ROM audio connector.

JCD1

L

GND

R

Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1

The JAUD1 front panel audio connector allows you to connect to the front panel audio and is compliant with Intel

®

Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.

9

10

1

2

JAUD1

PIN

7

8

5

6

3

4

1

2

9

10

SIGNAL

AUD_MIC

AUD_GND

AUD_MIC_BIAS

AUD_VCC

AUD_FPOUT_R

AUD_RET_R

HP_ON

KEY

AUD_FPOUT_L

AUD_RET_L

Pin Definition

DESCRIPTION

Front panel microphone input signal

Ground used by analog audio circuits

Microphone power

Filtered +5V used by analog audio circuits

Right channel audio signal to front panel

Right channel audio signal return from front panel

Reserved for future use to control headphone amplifier

No pin

Left channel audio signal to front panel

Left channel audio signal return from front panel

MSI Reminds You...

If you don

’ t want to connect to the front audio header, pins 5 & 6, 9 & 10 have to be jumpered in order to have signal output directed to the rear audio ports. Otherwise, the Line-Out connector on the back panel will not function.

9

5

10

6

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Front USB Connectors: JUSB1 & JUSB2

The mainboard provides two standard USB 2.0 pin headers JUSB1 & JUSB2 .

USB 2.0 technology increases data transfer rate up to a maximum throughput of

480Mbps, which is 40 times faster than USB 1.1, and is ideal for connecting highspeed USB interface peripherals such as USB HDD , digital cameras , MP3 players , printers , modems and the like .

9

10

1

2

JUSB1, JUSB2

(USB 2.0)

JUSB1 & JUSB2 Pin Definition

7

9

3

5

PIN SIGNAL

1 VCC

USB0-

USB0+

GND

Key (no pin)

4

6

PIN SIGNAL

2 VCC

USB1-

USB1+

8

10

GND

USBOC

Connected to JUSB1 or JUSB2

USB 2.0 Bracket

(Optional)

MSI Reminds You...

Note that the pins of VCC and GND must be connected correctly, or itmay cause some damage.

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IEEE 1394 Connectors: J1394_1/ J1394_2 (Optional)

The mainboard provides two 1394 pin headers that allows you to connect IEEE

1394 ports via an external IEEE1394 bracket (optional).

2

1

10

9

J1394_1/2

7

9

3

5

PIN

1

Pin Definition

SIGNAL

TPA+

Ground

TPB+

Cable power

Key (no pin)

4

6

PIN

2

8

10

SIGNAL

TPA-

Ground

TPB-

Cable power

Ground

Connected to J1394_1 or J1394_2

(The Green connector)

IEEE1394 Bracket (Optional)

Foolproof design

Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCI1

This connector is connected to a 2-pin chassis switch. If the chassis is opened, the switch will be short. The system will record this status and show a warning message on the screen. To clear the warning, you must enter the BIOS utility and clear the record.

GND

CINTRU

JCI1

1

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D-Bracket ™ 2 Connector: JDB1 (Optional)

The mainboard comes with a JDB1 connector for you to connect to D-Bracket ™

2. D-Bracket ™ 2 is a USB Bracket that supports both USB1.1 & 2.0 spec. It integrates four LEDs and allows users to identify system problem through 16 various combinations of LED signals.

9

10

JDB1

1

2

Pin

Pin Definition

Signal

7

8

5

6

3

4

1

2

9

10

DBG1 (high for green color)

DBR1 (high for red color)

DBG2 (high for green color)

DBR2 (high for red color)

DBG3 (high for green color)

DBR3 (high for red color)

DBG4 (high for green color)

DBR4 (high for red color)

Key

NC

D-Bracket ™ 2 (Optional)

Connected to JDB1

Connected to JUSB1 or JUSB2

LEDs

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Red G reen

D-Bracket ™ 2

1 2

3 4

Description

System Power ON

The D-LED will hang here if the processor is damaged or not installed properly.

Early Chipset Initialization

Memory Detection Test

Testing onboard memory size. The D-LED will hang if the memory module is damaged or not installed properly.

Decompressing BIOS image to RAM for fast booting.

Initializing Keyboard Controller.

Testing VGA BIOS

This will start writing VGA sign-on message to the screen.

Processor Initialization

This will show information regarding the processor (like brand name, system bus, etc...)

Testing RTC (Real Time Clock)

Initializing Video Interface

This will start detecting CPU clock, checking type of video onboard. Then, detect and initialize the video adapter.

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D-Bracket ™ 2 Description

BIOS Sign On

This will start showing information about logo, processor brand name, etc...

Testing Base and Extended Memory

Testing base memory from 240K to 640K and extended memory above 1MB using various patterns.

Assign Resources to all ISA.

Initializing Hard Drive Controller

This will initialize IDE drive and controller.

Initializing Floppy Drive Controller

This will initialize Floppy Drive and controller.

Boot Attempt

This will set low stack and boot via INT 19h.

Operating System Booting

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Jumpers

The motherboard provides the following jumpers for you to set the computer ’ s function. This section will explain how to change your motherboard ’ s function through the use of jumpers.

Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1

There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external battery to keep the system configuration data. With the CMOS RAM, the system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. If you want to clear the system configuration, use the JBAT1 (Clear CMOS Jumper ) to clear data. Follow the instructions below to clear the data:

1

JBAT1

1 1

3

Keep Data

3

Clear Data

MSI Reminds You...

You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the system is off.

Then return to 1-2 pin position. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will damage the mainboard.

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Slots

The mainboard provides one PCI Express x16 slot, one PCI Express x1 slot, and four 32-bit PCI bus slots.

PCI Express Slots

The PCI Express slots, as a high-bandwidth, low pin count, serial, interconnect technology, support Intel highest performance desktop platforms utilizing the

Intel Pentium 4 processor with HT Technology.

PCI Express architecture provides a high performance I/O infrastructure for

Desktop Platforms with transfer rates starting at 2.5 Giga transfers per second over a PCI Express x1 lane for Gigabit Ethernet, TV Tuners, 1394 controllers, and general purpose I/O. Also, desktop platforms with PCI Express Architecture will be designed to deliver highest performance in video, graphics, multimedia and other sophisticated applications. Moreover, PCI Express architecture provides a high performance graphics infrastructure for Desktop Platforms doubling the capability of existing AGP8x designs with transfer rates of 4.0 GB/s over a PCI Express x16 lane for graphics controllers, while PCI Express x1 supports transfer rate of 250 MB/s.

You can insert the expansion cards to meet your needs. W hen adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the power supply first.

PCI Express x16 slot

PCI Express x1 slot

PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots

The PCI slots allow you to insert the expansion cards to meet your needs.

W hen adding or removing expansion cards, make sure that you unplug the power supply first. Meanwhile, read the documentation for the expansion card to make any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card, such as jumpers, switches or BIOS configuration.

The orange PCI slot (PCI3) supports 2 masters, therefore it can also works as a communication slot. You may install the communication card on this slot, such as the wireless LAN PCI cards of MSI.

PCI Slots

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PCI Interrupt Request Routing

The IRQ, acronym of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q, are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. The

PCI IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus INT A# ~ INT D# pins as follows:

PCI Slot 1

PCI Slot 2

PCI Slot 3

PCI Slot 4

Order 1

INT A#

INT B#

INT C#

INT D#

Order 2

INT B#

INT C#

INT D#

INT A#

Order 3

INT C#

INT D#

INT A#

INR B#

Order 4

INT D#

INT A#

INT B#

INT C#

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Chapter 3. BIOS Setup

BIOS Setup

This chapter provides information on the BIOS Setup program and allows you to configure the system for optimum use. You may need to run the Setup program when:

² An error message appears on the screen during the system boot up, and requests you to run SETUP.

² You want to change the default settings for customized features.

MSI Reminds You...

1. The items under each BIOS category described in this chapter are under c ontinuous update for better s y s tem performanc e.

Therefore, the description may be slightly different from the latest

BIOS and should be held for reference only.

2. While booting up, the BIOS version is shown in the 1st line appearing after the memory count. It is usually in the format: example: A7028IMS V2.0 102305 where:

1st digit refers to BIOS maker as A=AMI(R); W=AWARD(R)

2nd - 5th digit refers to the model number.

6th digit refers to the chipset vendor.

7th-8th digit refers to the customer, MS=all standard customers.

V2.0 refers to the BIOS version.

10/23/05 refers to the date this BIOS is released.

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Entering Setup

Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process.

W hen the message below appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to enter Setup.

DEL: Setup Menu TAB: Logo F11: Boot Menu F10: Flash Recovery

If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup, restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET button. You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Delete> keys.

Selecting the First Boot Device

You are allowed to select the 1st boot device without entering the BIOS setup utility by pressing <F11>. W hen the same message as listed above appears on the screen, press <F11> to trigger the boot menu.

The POST messages might pass by too quickly for you to respond in time. If so, restart the system and press <F11> after around 2 or 3 seconds to activate the boot menu similar to the following.

Floppy

IDE-0

CDROM

[Up/Dn] Select

Select First Boot Device

: 1st Floppy

: IBM-DTLA-307038

: ATAPI CD-ROM DRIVE 40X M

[RETURN] Boot [ESC] cancel

The boot menu will list all the bootable devices. Select the one you want to boot from by using arrow keys and then pressing <Enter>. The system will boot from the selected device. The selection will not make changes to the settings in the BIOS setup utility, so next time when you power on the system, it will still use the original first boot device to boot up.

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Control Keys

<

>

<

>

<

>

<

>

<Enter>

<Esc>

<+>

<->

<F6>

<F7>

<F10>

Move to the previous item

Move to the next item

Move to the item in the left hand

Move to the item in the right hand

Select the item

Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu

Increase the numeric value or make changes

Decrease the numeric value or make changes

Load Optimized Defaults

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Save all the CMOS changes and exit

Getting Help

After entering the Setup utility, the first screen you see is the Main Menu.

Main Menu

The main menu displays the setup categories the BIOS supplies. You can use the arrow keys (

↑↓ ) to select the item. The on-line description for the selected setup category is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Default Settings

The preset Optimal Defaults of the BIOS setup program provide optimal performance settings for all devices and the system.

MSI Reminds You...

The items under each BIOS category described in this chapter are under continuous update for better system performance. Therefore, the description may be slightly different from the latest BIOS and should be held for reference only.

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The Main Menu

Once you enter AMIBIOS NEW SETUP UTILITY, the Main Menu will appear on the screen. Use arrow keys to move among the items and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.

Standard CMOS Features

Use this menu for basic system configurations, such as time, date etc.

Advanced BIOS Features

Use this menu to setup the items of AMI

®

special enhanced features.

Advanced Chipset Features

Use this menu to change the values in the chipset registers and optimize your system ’ s performance.

Integrated Per ipher als

Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals.

Power M anagement Featur es

Use this menu to specify your settings for power management.

PNP/PCI Configurations

This entry appears if your system supports PnP/PCI.

H/W/ M onitor

This entry shows the status of your CPU, fan, warning for overall system status.

Cell_M enu

Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control.

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Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Use this menu to load the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system performance.

Load Optimized Defaults

Use this menu to load the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard.

BIOS Setting Password

Use this menu to set the password for BIOS.

Save & Exit Setup

Save changes to CMOS and exit setup.

Exit Without Saving

Abandon all changes and exit setup.

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Standard CMOS Features

The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu includes some basic setup items. Use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then use the <+> or <-> keys to select the value you want in each item.

Date (MM:DD:YY)

This allows you to set the system to the date that you want (usually the current date).

The format is <day> <month> <date> <year>.

day Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determined by BIOS. Read only.

mon th The month from Jan. through Dec.

date year

The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys.

The year can be adjusted by users.

Time (HH:MM:SS)

This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current time). The time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.

IDE Primary/Secondary/Third Master/Slave

Press <+> or <-> to select the hard disk drive type. The specification of hard disk drive will show up on the right hand according to your selection. Press <Enter> for the sub-menu of each item:

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Dev ice

This item shows the information about the specified item. Read-only.

LBA/Large M ode

This item allows you to enable or disable the LBA (Logical Block Address, the logical block size in hard disk) mode. Setting options: [Auto], [Disabled].

DM A M ode

This item allows you to enable or disable the DMA (Direct Memory Access) mode.

Setting options: [Auto], [Disabled], [UDMA0], [UDMA1], [UDMA2], [UDMA3], [UDMA4],

[UDMA5].

Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T.

This allows you to activate the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis & Reporting

Technology) capability for the hard disks. S.M.A.R.T is a utility that monitors your disk status to predict hard disk failure. This gives you an opportunity to move data from a hard disk that is going to fail to a safe place before the hard disk becomes offline.

Settings: [Auto], [Enabled], [Disabled].

Floppy A

This item allows you to set the type of the floppy drives installed. Available options:

[Disabled], [360 KB, 5 1/4 ], [1.2 MB, 5 1/4 ], [720 KB, 3 1/2 ], [1.44 MB, 3 1/2 ], [2.88MB, 3 1/2 ].

Halt On

The setting determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected at boot.

Available options are:

[No Errors]

[All, But Keyboard]

The system doesn

The system doesn

’ t stop for any detected error.

t stop for a keyboard error.

System Information

Press <Enter> to for the sub-menu of each item:

Total M emory/BIOS Version

This item shows the memory status and BIOS version of your system (read only).

**CPU Information**

Genuine Intel (R)/CPU ID/uCode ID/CPU Frequency

The three items show the CPU related information of your system (read only).

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Advanced BIOS Features

Quick Boot

Setting the item to [Enabled] allows the system to boot within 5 seconds since it will skip some check items. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

Boot Sector Protection

This function protects the BIOS from accidental corruption by unauthorized users or computer viruses. W hen enabled, the BIOS ’ data cannot be changed when attempting to update the BIOS with a Flash utility. To successfully update the BIOS, you

’ ll need to disable this Boot Sector Protection function.

You should enable this function at all times. The only time when you need to disable it is when you want to update the BIOS. After updating the BIOS, you should immediately re-enable it to protect it against viruses. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

Max CPUID Value Limit:

The item allows you to enable/ disable the CPU ID maximum value.

[Enabled] Set to [Enabled] only when you have Prescott CPU and NT4.0

operating system.

[Disabled] Set to [Disabled] if you have operating system other than NT4.0.

Boot Up NumLock LED

This setting is to set the Num Lock status when the system is powered on. Setting to

[On] will turn on the Num Lock key when the system is powered on. Setting to [Off] will allow users to use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad. Setting options: [On],

[Off].

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Hyper-Threading Function

The processor uses Hyper-Threading technology to increase transaction rates and reduces end-user response times. The technology treats the two cores inside the processor as two logical processors that can execute instructions simultaneously.

In this way, the system performance is highly improved. If you disable the function, the processor will use only one core to execute the instructions. Setting options:

[Enabled], [Disabled].

MSI Reminds You...

Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology for your computer system requires ALL of the following platform Components:

* CPU: An Intel

®

* Chipset: An Intel

®

Pentium

®

4 Processor with HT Technology;

Chipset that supports HT Technology;

* BIOS: A BIO S that supports HT Technology and has it

* OS: enabled;

An operating system that supports HT Technology.

For more information on Hyper-threading Technology, go to: www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading

Execute Disable Bit

NX (No eXecute) support function is designed for memory buffer overflow protection, it can prevent viruses from proliferating. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

C1E Support

W hen the C1E Support (Enhanced Halt Powerdown State) is enabled, the processor will transition to a lower core to bus ratio and lower voltage ID driven by the processor to the voltage regulator before entering Halt Powerdown State (C1). Not all porcessors support Enhanced Halt Powerdown State (C1E). W hen The CPU ID>

0F40 and is above 533MHz/2.8GHz or 800MHz/3.6GHz, you can enable C1E Support to lower the CPU power consumption while idle.

Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

IOAPIC Function

This field is used to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt

Controller). Due to compliance with PC2001 design guide, the system is able to run in

APIC mode. Enabling APIC mode will expand available IRQ resources for the system.

Settings: [Enabled], [Disabled].

M PS Table Version

This field allows you to select which MPS (Multi-Processor Specification) version to be used for the operating system. You need to select the MPS version supported by your operating system. To find out which version to use, consult the vendor of your operating system. Setting options: [1.4], [1.1].

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Full Screen LOGO Display

This item enables you to show the company logo on the bootup screen. Setting options are:

[Enabled] Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot.

[Disabled] Shows the POST messages at boot.

Boot Sequence

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.

1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device

These items allow you to set the sequence of boot devices where AMIBIOS attempts to load the operating system.

MSI Reminds You...

Available settings for “ 1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device ” vary depending on the bootable devices you have installed. For example, if you did not install a floppy drive, the setting “ Floppy ” will not show up.

Boot From Other Devices

Setting the option to [Yes] allows the system to try to boot from other devices if the system fails to boot from the 1st/2nd/3rd boot device. Settings are: [Yes], [No].

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Advanced Chipset Features

BIOS Setup

MSI Reminds You...

Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.

Configure DRAM Timing by SPD

Selects whether DRAM timing is controlled by the SPD (Serial Presence Detect)

EEPROM on the DRAM module. Setting to [Enabled] enables DRAM timings and the following related items to be determined by BIOS based on the configurations on the

SPD. Selecting [Disabled] lets users configure the DRAM timings and the following related items manually. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

M emory Hole

In order to improve performance, certain space in memory can be reserved for ISA peripherals. This memory must be mapped into the memory space below 16MB. W hen this area is reserved, it cannot be cached. Setting options: [Disabled], [15MB-16MB].

PEG Port

This item enables or disables the PEG (PCI Express Graphic) port function. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

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Integrated Peripherals

USB Controller

This setting is used to enable/disable the onboard USB host controller. Setting options:

[Disabled], [Enabled].

USB Device Legacy Support

Set to [Enabled] if you need to use any USB 1.1/2.0 device in the operating system that does not support or have any USB 1.1/2.0 driver installed, such as DOS. Set to

[Disabled] only if you want to use any USB device other than the USB mouse. Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled], [Auto].

Onboard LAN Controller

The item enables or disables the onboard LAN controller. Setting options: [Enabled],

[Disabled].

Onboard LAN Option ROM

The item enables or disables the initialization of the onboard LAN Boot ROMs during bootup. Selecting [Disabled] will speed up the boot process. Setting options: [Enabled],

[Disabled].

Onboard IEEE1394 Controller (optional)

The item enables or disables the onboard IEEE1394 controller. Setting options:

[Enabled], [Disabled].

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Onboard Audio Controller

This item is used to enable or disable the onboard Azalia (Audio Codec) controller.

Selecting [Enabled] allows the mainboard to enable the onboard Azalia controller.

Disable the function if you want to use other controller cards to connect an audio device. Setting options: [Disabled] and [Enabled] .

Onboard Audio Mode

This item is used to select the onboard Audio mode. Setting options: [Azalia], [AC97] .

IDE Devices Configuration

Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:

PCI IDE BusMaster

Set this option to [Enabled] to specify that the IDE controller on the PCI local bus has bus mastering capability. Settings options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

I/O Devices Configuration

Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:

OnBoard Floppy Controller

Select [Enabled] if your system has a floppy disk controller (FDC) installed on the system board and you wish to use it. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

COM Port 1/2

This item specifies the base I/O port addresses of the onboard Serial Port 1/2.

Selecting [Disabled] allows AMIBIOS to automatically determine the correct base

I/O port address. Setting options: [3F8/IRQ4], [2F8/IRQ3], [3E8/IRQ4], [2E8/IRQ3] and [Disabled].

Parallel Port

This field specifies the base I/O port address of the onboard parallel port. Selecting [Auto] allows AMIBIOS to automatically determine the correct base I/O port address. Setting options: [378], [278], [3BC] and [Disabled].

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Parallel Port M ode

This item selects the operation mode for the onboard parallel port. Setting options:

[ECP], [Normal] or [Bi-Directional].

Parallel Port IRQ

This item allows you to set parallel port IRQ. Setting options: [IRQ5], [IRQ7].

SATA Devices Configuration

Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears:

ATA/IDE Configuration, Configure SATA as

These 2 items allow you to select the ATA/IDE and SATA configuration. Select

[Disabled] in ATA/IDE Configuration if you want to disable both ATA/IDE configuration. Select [Compatible] or [Enhanced] to use the IDE, S-ATA and P-

ATA devices. Refer to the following tables for details.

SATA Only

PATA Pri, SATA Sec

SATA Pri, PATA Sec

PATA Only

ATA/IDE Configuration

(Compatible)

[SATA 1/3/2/4]

[IDE1, SATA2/4]

[SATA1/3, IDE1]

[IDE1]

For the setting options of Configure SATA as , select [IDE] if you want to have

SATA as IDE function.

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Power Management Features

BIOS Setup

MSI Reminds You...

S3-related functions described in this section are available only when your BIOS supports S3 sleep mode.

ACPI Function

This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management

Interface) Function. If your operating system is ACPI-aware, such as Windows 98SE/

2000/ME/XP, select [Enabled]. Setting options: [Enabled] and [Disabled].

ACPI Standby State

This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. If your operating system supports ACPI, such as W indows 98SE, W indows ME, W indows 2000 and

W indows XP, you can choose to enter the Standby mode in S1 (POS) or S3 (STR) fashion through the setting of this field. Options are:

[S1/POS] The S1 sleep mode is a low power state. In this state, no system context is lost (CPU or chipset) and hardware maintains all system context.

[S3/STR] The S3 sleep mode is a lower power state where the information of system configuration and open applications/files is saved to main memory that remains powered while most other hardware compo-

[Auto] nents turn off to save energy. The information stored in memory will be used to restore the system when a “ wake up ” event occurs.

BIOS determines the best setting automatically.

Suspend Time Out (M inute)

If system activity is not detected for the length of time specified in this field, all devices except CPU will be shut off. Settings: [Disabled], [1], [2], [4], [8], [10], [20],

[30], [40], [50], [60].

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Power Button Function

This feature allows users to configure the Power Button function. Setting options are:

[On/Off]

[Suspend]

The power button functions as a normal power-on/-off button.

W hen you press the power button, the computer enters the suspend/sleep mode, but if the button is pressed for more than four seconds, the computer is turned off.

Restore on AC/Power Loss

This setting specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or interrupt occurs. Available settings are:

[Off]

[On]

[Last State]

Leaves the computer in the power off state.

Leaves the computer in the power on state.

Restores the system to the previous status before power failure or interrupt occurred.

Wakeup Event Setup

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.

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Resume From S3 by USB Device

The item allows the activity of the USB device to wake up the system from S3

(Suspend to RAM) sleep state. Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

PowerOn by Keyboard

This controls how and whether the PS/2 keyboard is able to power on the system. If you choose [Password], the power button on the case will not function anymore and you must type the password to power on the system. Settings:

[Disabled], [Password] and [Any Key].

Keyboard Password

If PowerOn by Keyboard is set to [Password], then you can set a password in the field for the PS/2 keyboard to power on the system.

PowerOn by M ouse

The setting determines whether the system will be awakened from power saving modes when the PS/2 mouse input signal is detected. Setting options:

[Disabled], [Any Key], [Left Button], [Right Button].

BIOS Setup

Resume by PCI/PCI-E Device

This controls how and whether the system can be powered on by the devices installed on PCI/PCI-E slots. Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

Resume On RTC Alarm

This is used to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system on a scheduled time/date from the S3, S4, and S5 power off state. Setting options:

[Disabled], [Enabled].

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PNP/PCI Configurations

This section describes configuring the PCI bus system and PnP (Plug & Play) feature.

PCI, or P eripheral C omponent I nterconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds nearing the speed the CPU itself uses when communicating with its special components. This section covers some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.

Clear ESCD

The ESCD (Extended System Configuration Data) NVRAM (Non-volatile Random Access Memory) is where the BIOS stores resource information for both PNP and non-

PNP devices in a bit string format. W hen the item is set to [Yes], the system will reset

ESCD NVRAM right after the system is booted up and then set the setting of the item back to [No] automatically.

Graphic Adapter Priority

This setting specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter. Setting options are:

[PEG/PCI] The system initializes the PEG (PCI Express graphic) first. If a PCI

Express graphic card is not available, it will initialize the PCI graphic card.

[PCI/PEG] The system initializes the PCI graphic card first. If a PCI graphic card is not available, it will initialize the PEG (PCI Express graphic) card.

PCI Latency Timer

This item controls how long each PCI device can hold the bus before another takes over. W hen set to higher values, every PCI device can conduct transactions for a longer time and thus improve the effective PCI bandwidth. For better PCI performance, you should set the item to higher values. Setting options: [32], [64], [96], [128], [160],

[192], [224], [248].

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PCI Slot1 IRQ, PCI Slot2 IRQ, PCI Slot3/4 IRQ

These items specify the IRQ line for each PCI slot. Setting options: [3], [4], [5], [7], [9],

[10], [11], [12], [14], [15], [Auto]. Selecting [Auto] allows BIOS to automatically determine the IRQ line for each PCI slot.

IRQ Resource Setup

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.

IRQ 3/4/5/7/9/10/11/14/15

These items specify the bus where the specified IRQ line is used.

The settings determine if AMIBIOS should remove an IRQ from the pool of available IRQs passed to devices that are configurable by the system BIOS. The available IRQ pool is determined by reading the ESCD NVRAM. If more IRQs must be removed from the IRQ pool, the end user can use these settings to reserve the IRQ by assigning an [Reserved] setting to it. Onboard I/O is configured by

AMIBIOS. All IRQs used by onboard I/O are configured as [Available]. If all IRQs are set to [Reserved], and IRQ 14/15 are allocated to the onboard PCI IDE, IRQ 9 will still be available for PCI and PnP devices. Setting options: [Reserved] and

[Available].

DM A Resource Setup

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.

DMA Channel 0/1/3/5/6/7

These items specify the bus that the system DMA (Direct Memory Access) channel is used.

The settings determine if AMIBIOS should remove a DMA from the available

DMAs passed to devices that are configurable by the system BIOS. The available DMA pool is determined by reading the ESCD NVRAM. If more DMAs must be removed from the pool, the end user can reserve the DMA by assigning [Reserved] setting to it.

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H/W Monitor

This section shows the status of your CPU, fan, overall system status, etc. Monitor function is available only if there is hardware monitoring mechanism onboard.

CPU Fan Failure Warning

W hen enabled, the system will automatically monitor the CPU fan during boot-up. If it detects that the CPU fan is not rotating, the system will show an error message on the screen and halt the boot-up process. The function is built with CPU fan power connector (CPUFAN1) only and enables you to protect the CPU from possible overheating problem. If you don

’ t connect the CPU fan to the CPU fan power connector, we recommend disabling this feature. Setting options: [Enabled], [Disabled].

CPU Smart Fan Target Temp Select

W hen the current temperature of the CPU fan reaches the value you specify here, the CPU fan will speed up for cooling down to avoid the CPU damage; on the contrary, if the CPU fan current temperature is lower than the specified value, the CPU fan will slow down its speed to keep the temperature stable.

CPU FAN PIN Select

If you enable the CPU Smart Fan Target Temp Select , this item is available for you to choose the CPU fan pin number of your system. Be sure to select the correct pin number identical to the pin of the CPU fan you purchase. Setting options: [3 PINS], [4

PINS].

Chassis Intrusion

The field enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion status and issuing a warning message if the chassis is once opened. This item is available only when your mainboard has JCI1 jumper. To clear the warning message, set the field to [Reset]. The setting of the field will automatically return to [Enabled] later.

Setting options: [Enabled], [Reset], [Disabled].

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PC Health Status

Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.

CPU/System Temperature, CPU/System/Power FAN Speed, Vcore, +3.3

V, +5.0 V, +12.0V, +3VSB

These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/ components such as CPU voltages, temperatures and all fans ’ speeds.

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Cell Menu

The items in Cell Menu includes some important settings of CPU, AGP, DRAM and overclocking functions.

MSI Reminds You...

Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.

Current CPU Clock, Current DDR Memory Frequency

These two items show the current clocks of CPU & DDR memory frequency. Readonly.

High Performance M ode

This field allows you to select the DDR timing setting. Setting to [Optimized] enables

Adjust DDR Memory Frequency automatically to be determined by SPD. Selecting

[Manual] allows users to configure these fields manually. Setting options: [Optimized],

[Manual].

Dynamic OverClocking

Dynamic Overclocking Technology is the automatic overclocking function, included in the MSI TM ’ s newly developed CoreCell TM Technology. It is designed to detect the load balance of CPU while running programs, and to adjust the best CPU frequency automatically. W hen the motherboard detects CPU is running programs, it will speed up CPU automatically to make the program run smoothly and faster. W hen the CPU is temporarily suspending or staying in the low load balance, it will restore the default settings instead. Usually the Dynamic Overclocking Technology will be powered only when users' PC need to run huge amount of data like 3D games or the video process, and the CPU frequency need to be boosted up to enhance the overall performance.

Setting options:

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[Disabled]

[Private]

[Sergeant]

[Captain]

[Colonel]

Disable Dynamic Overclocking function.

1st level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 1%.

2nd level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 3%.

3rd level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 5%.

4th level of overclocking, increasing the CPU frequency by 7%.

MSI Reminds You...

1.

Even though the Dynamic Overclocking Technology is more stable than manual overclocking, basically, it is still risky. We suggest user to make sure that your CPU can afford to overclock regularly firs t. If you find the PC appears to be unstable or reboot incidentally, it's better to disable the Dynamic Overclocking or to lower the level of overclocking options. By the way, if you need to conduct overclocking manually, you also need to disable the Dynamic OverClocking first.

2.

Meanwhile, there are two functions to protect user's system from crashing.

There is a safe key "Ins" in BIOS. In case the overclocking fails, you can press "Ins" key while system rebooting to restore to the BIOS defaults.

If the system incidentally reboot for four times, the BIOS will also be restored to the defaults.

Adjust CPU FSB Frequency

This item allows you to select the CPU Front Side Bus clock frequency (in MHz) and overclock the processor by adjusting the FSB clock to a higher frequency. Setting options: For CPU FSB200: [200]~[500]

For CPU FSB133: [133]~[500]

CPU Ratio CMOS Setting

This setting controls the multiplier that is used to determine the internal clock speed of the processor relative to the external or motherboard clock speed. It is available only when the processor supports this function.

Adjusted CPU Clock

This read-only item shows the CPU Clock you like to use, which will automatically change in accordance with the settings of Adjust CPU FSB Frequency and CPU

Ratio . Please note you must reboot the system to let the change take effect.

Adjust DDR Memory Frequency

W hen it is set to [Manual] in High Performance Mode , user can place an artificial memory clock limit on the system. Please note that memory is prevented from running faster than this frequency. Setting options: [Auto], [400], [533], [667].

Adjusted DDR Memory Frequency

This read-only item shows the DDR Memory Frequency you like to use, which will automatically change in accordanc e with the setting of Adjust DDR M emory

Frequency . Please note you must reboot the system to let the change take effect.

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Adjust PCI Frequency

This item allows you to select the PCI frequency (in MHz). In default this value will change automatically in accordance with the setting of CPU Ratio CM OS Setting .

However, you may adjust the desired PCI frequency you like by using the <+> & <-> key. Setting options: [33.3], [37.7], [40.0].

Adjust CPU Voltage (V)

The settings are used to adjust the CPU clock multiplier (ratio) and CPU core voltage

(Vcore). These settings offer users a tool to overclock the system.

Adjust DDR Voltage (V)

Adjusting the DDR voltage can increase the DDR speed. Any changes made to this setting may cause a stability issue, so changing the DDR voltage for long-term purpose is NOT recommended .

Adjust NB Voltage (V)

NorthBridge voltage is adjustable in the field, allowing you to increase the performance of your NorthBridge when overclocking, but stability may be affected.

MSI Reminds You...

The settings shown in different color in CPU Voltage, DDR Voltage and

NB Voltage help to verify if your setting is proper for your system.

G ray: Default setting.

Whi te: Safe setting.

Yellow: High performance setting.

Red: Not r ecommended setting and the system may be unstable.

Changing CPU Voltage, DDR Voltage and NB Voltage may result in the instability of the system; therefore, it is NOT recommended to change the default setting for long-term usage.

Spread Spectrum

W hen the motherboard ’ s clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spikes) of the pulses creates EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). The Spread Spectrum function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves. If you do not have any EMI problem, leave the setting at

[Disabled] for optimal system stability and performance. But if you are plagued by EMI, activate the Spread Spectrum for EMI reduction. Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are overclocking because even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clock speed which may just cause your overclocked processor to lock up.

Setting options: [Disabled], [Enabled].

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BIOS Setting Password

W hen you select this function, a message as below will appear on the screen:

Type the password, up to six characters in length, and press <Enter>. The password typed now will replace any previously set password from CMOS memory. You will be prompted to confirm the password. Retype the password and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password.

To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the password. A message will show up confirming the password will be disabled. Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup without entering any password.

W hen a password has been set, you will be prompted to enter it every time you try to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part of your system configuration.

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Load Fail-Safe/Optimized Defaults

The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS settings to the default Fail-Safe or Optimized values. The Optimized Defaults are the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard. The Fail-Safe Defaults are the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system performance.

W hen you select Load Fail-Safe Defaults, a message as below appears:

Pressing Y loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal system performance.

W hen you select Load Optimized Defaults, a message as below appears:

Pressing Y loads the default factory settings for optimal system performance.

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Chapter 4. Introduction to

Realtek ALC850

Introduction to

Realtek ALC850

The mainboard is equipped with Realtek ALC850 chip. ALC850 supports up to 8-channel & SPDIF audio effect and allows the board to attach 2,

4, 6 or 8 speakers for better surround sound effect. The section will tell you how to install and use 2-, 4-, 6- or 8-channel audio function on the board.

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Using 2-, 4-, 6- & 8- Channel Audio Function

Connecting the Speakers

W hen you have set the Multi-Channel Audio Function mode properly in the software utility, connect your speakers to the correct phone jacks in accordance with the setting in software utility.

n 2-Channel M ode for Stereo-Speaker Output

Refer to the following diagram and caption for the function of each phone jack on the back panel when 2-Channel Mode is selected.

Back Panel

2

1

4

5

3

6

1 Line In

2 Line Out (Front channels)

3 MIC

4 Line Out (Rear channels, but no functioning in this mode)

5 Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel, but no functioning in this mode)

6 S/PDIF Out-Optical

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Back Panel

1

2

4

3

5

6

Description:

Connect two speakers to back panel

’ s Line Out connector and two speakers to the real-channel Line Out connector.

4-Channel Analog Audio Output

1 Line In

2 Line Out (Front channels)

3 MIC

4 Line Out (Rear channels)

5 Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel, but no functioning in this mode)

6 S/PDIF Out-Optical

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6-Channel M ode for 6-Speaker Output

2

1

5

4

3

6

6-Channel Analog Audio Output

1 Line In

2 Line Out (Front channels)

3 MIC

4 Line Out (Rear channels)

5 Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel)

6 S/PDIF Out-Optical

Description:

Connect two speakers to back panel ’ s Line Out connector, two speakers to the rear-channel

Line out connec tor and two s p e a k e r s t o t h e c e n t e r / subwoofer-channel Line Out connector.

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8-Channel M ode for 8-Speaker Output

2

1

5

4

3

6

8-Channel Analog Audio Output

1 Side Surround Out (Side channels)

2 Line Out (Front channels)

3 MIC

4 Line Out (Rear channels)

5 Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel)

6 S/PDIF Out-Optical

Description:

Connect two speakers to back panel ’ s Line Out connector, two speakers to the rear-channel

Line out connector, two speakers to the center/subwooferchannel Line Out connector and two speakers to the side-channel Line Out connector.

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Installing the Audio Driver

You need to install the driver for Realtek ALC850 codec to function properly before you can get access to 2-, 4-, 6- or 8- channel audio operations. Follow the procedures described below to install the drivers for different operating systems.

Installation for Windows 2000/XP

For W indows

®

2000, you must install W indows

®

2000 Service Pack2 or later before installing the driver.

The following illustrations are based on W indows

®

XP environment and could look slightly different if you install the drivers in different operating systems.

1.

Insert the companion CD into the CD-ROM drive. The setup screen will automatically appear.

2.

Click Realtek AC97 Audio Drivers .

Click here

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MSI Reminds You...

The A C 97 A udio C onfigur a tion s o ft w a r e u t ility is un d e r continuous update to enhance audio applications. Hence, the program screens shown here in this appendix may be slightly different from the latest software utility and shall be held for reference only.

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3.

Click Next to install the AC ’ 97 Audio software.

4.

Click Finish to restart the system.

Click here

Select this option

Click here

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Software Configuration

After installing the audio driver, you are able to use the 2-, 4-, 6- or 8- channel audio feature now. Click the audio icon from the system tray at the lower-right corner of the screen to activate the AC97 Audio Configuration . It is also available to enable the audio driver by clicking the Sound Effect Manager from the Control

Panel .

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Sound Effect

Here you can select a sound effect you like from the Environment list.

Edit

You may also edit the properties for an environment as you wish by clicking the “ Edit ” button, then just scroll the bar in the bottom for each property to adjust.

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You may choose the provided sound effects, and the equalizer will adjust automatically. If you like, you may also load an equalizer setting or make an new equalizer setting to save as an new one by using the “ Load EQ Setting ” and “ Save

Preset ” button, click “ Reset EQ Setting ” button to use the default value, or click

Delete EQ Setting

button to remove a preset EQ setting.

There are also other pre-set equalizer models for you to choose by clicking

“ Others ” under the Equalizer part.

Load EQ Setting

Reset EQ Setting

EQ Setting On/Off

Save Preset

Delete EQ

Setting

Here it provides the Karaoke function which will automatically remove human voice (lyrics) and leave melody for you to sing the song. You may use the “ up arrow ” and “ down arrow ” button to raise/lower the key, and press the lower button to remove the human voice.

Raise the key

Remov e the human voice

Lower the key

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Speaker Configuration

In this tab, you can easily configure your multi-channel audio function and speakers.

1. First you have to select the audio configuration below which is identical to the audio jack on your mainboard. In this model it uses Realtek ALC850 codec which supports 8-channel S/PDIF, therefore you should choose 8CH-

S/PDIF (Optical & Coaxial).

2

3

2. Select a desired multi-channel operation here.

a.

Headphone for the common headphone b.

2CH Speaker for Stereo-Speaker Output c.

4CH Speaker for 4-Speaker Output d.

6CH Speaker for 5.1-Speaker Output e.

8CH Speaker for 8-Speaker Output

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Select the speaker by clicking it to test its functionality. The one you select will light up and make testing sound. If any speaker fails to make sound, then check whether the cable is inserted firmly to the connector or replace the bad speakers with good ones. Or you may click the “ Auto Test ” button to test the sounds of each speaker automatically.

C e n t e r

Front Right Front Left

Subwoo fe r

Side Left

Rear Left

Side Rig ht

Rear Right

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3. W hile you are testing the speakers in 8-Channel / 6-Channel Mode, if the sound coming from the center speaker and subwoofer is swapped, you should select Swap Center/Subwoofer Output to readjust these two channels .

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HRTF Demo

In this tab you may adjust your HRTF (Head Related Transfer Functions) 3D positional audio before playing 3D audio applications like gaming. You may also select different environment to choose the most suitable environment you like.

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General

In this tab it provides some information about this AC97 Audio Configuration utility, including Audio Driver Version, DirectX Version, Audio Controller & AC97 Codec.

You may also select the language of this utility by choosing from the Language list.

Also there is a selection Show icon in system tray . Switch it on and an icon

will show in the system tray. Right-click on the icon and the Audio Accessories dialogue box will appear which provides several multimedia features for you to take advantage of.

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SPDIF

In this tab it provides options about SPDIF-Out for you to configure.

No Output: W ith this option, there is no S/PDIF output signal while playing analog and digital audio.

† Output digital only: W ith this option, only digital audio will be allowed to play via

SPDIF out while playing analog and digital audio.

† Output digital and analog: W ith this option, both digital and analog audio will be allowed to play via SPDIF out while playing analog and digital audio.

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