K8T Neo
MS-6702 (v1.X) ATX Mainboard
Version 1.0
G52-M6702X1
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Manual Rev: 1.0
Release Date: August 2003
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement
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 when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. 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. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct
the interference at his own expense.
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-6702
Tested to comply
with FCC Standard
For Home or Office Use
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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.
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Revision History
Revision
V1.0
Revision History
First release
Date
August 2003
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 FAQ, technical guide, BIOS updates, driver
updates, and other information: http://www.msi.com.tw/
Contact our technical staff at: support@msi.com.tw
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Safety Instructions
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Always read the safety instructions carefully.
Keep this User’s Manual for future reference.
Keep this equipment away from humidity.
Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up.
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:
z The power cord or plug is damaged.
z Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.
z The equipment has been exposed to moisture.
z The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according
to User’s Manual.
z The equipment has dropped and damaged.
z The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.
12. DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT
UNCONDITIONED, STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 600 C (1400F), IT
MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer.
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CONTENTS
FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement .......................................... iii
Copyright Notice .......................................................................................... iii
Revision History ........................................................................................... iii
Technical Support ......................................................................................... iii
Safety Instructions ....................................................................................... v
Chapter 1. Getting Started ........................................................................ 1-1
Mainboard Specifications .................................................................... 1-2
Mainboard Layout ............................................................................... 1-4
MSI Special Features ........................................................................... 1-5
Color Management ........................................................................ 1-5
Core Center .................................................................................... 1-6
Core Cell™ Chip ............................................................................ 1-8
Dynamic Overclocking Technology .............................................. 1-9
Live BIOS™/Live Driver™ .......................................................... 1-10
D-Bracket™ 2 (Optional) ............................................................. 1-11
Chapter 2. Hardware Setup ....................................................................... 2-1
Quick Components Guide .................................................................... 2-2
Central Processing Unit: CPU .............................................................. 2-3
CPU Installation Procedures for Socket 754 .................................. 2-4
Installing AMD Athlon64 CPU Cooler Set .................................... 2-5
Memory ................................................................................................ 2-9
Introduction to DDR SDRAM ....................................................... 2-9
DDR DIMM Module Combination .............................................. 2-10
Installing DDR Modules ............................................................. 2-10
Power Supply ..................................................................................... 2-11
ATX 20-Pin Power Connector: ATX ............................................ 2-11
ATX 12V Power Connector: JPW1 .............................................. 2-11
Back Panel .......................................................................................... 2-12
Mouse Connector ....................................................................... 2-12
Keyboard Connector ................................................................... 2-12
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USB 2.0 Connectors .................................................................... 2-13
IEEE1394 Ports (Optional) ........................................................... 2-13
Serial Port Connector: COM A .................................................... 2-14
RJ-45 LAN Jack (Optional) .......................................................... 2-14
Audio Port Connectors ............................................................... 2-15
Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 ...................................................... 2-16
Connectors ......................................................................................... 2-17
Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 ........................................... 2-17
IrDA Infrared Module Header: JIR1 ............................................ 2-17
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCASE1 ............................ 2-17
Fan Power Connectors: CFAN1/SFAN1/PWFAN1/PWFAN2 ..... 2-18
Front USB Connectors: JUSB1/JUSB2 ........................................ 2-18
Front Panel Connectors: JFP1 & JFP2 ......................................... 2-19
Power Saving Switch Connector: JGS1 ........................................ 2-19
Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2 ........................................... 2-20
CD-In Connector: J4 .................................................................... 2-20
Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID Connectors controlled by VT 8273: IDE3,
SER1,SER2 .................................................................................. 2-21
Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID Connectors controlled by Promise 20378:
SATA1, SATA2 ........................................................................... 2-21
Front Panel Audio Connectors: JAUD1 ...................................... 2-23
D-Bracket™ 2 Connector: JLED (Optional) ................................. 2-24
Jumpers .............................................................................................. 2-25
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 ........................................................ 2-25
Slots ................................................................................................... 2-26
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot ......................................... 2-26
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots .......................... 2-26
PCI Interrupt Request Routing .................................................... 2-27
Chapter 3. BIOS Setup .............................................................................. 3-1
Entering Setup ...................................................................................... 3-2
Selecting the First Boot Device ..................................................... 3-2
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Control Keys ................................................................................. 3-3
Getting Help .................................................................................. 3-3
The Main Menu ................................................................................... 3-4
Standard CMOS Features .................................................................... 3-6
Advanced BIOS Features .................................................................... 3-8
Advanced Chipset Features ............................................................... 3-11
Power Management Features ............................................................. 3-14
PNP/PCI Configurations ..................................................................... 3-18
Integrated Peripherals ........................................................................ 3-20
PC Health Status ................................................................................ 3-23
Frequency/Voltage Control ................................................................ 3-24
Set Supervisor/User Password ........................................................... 3-26
Load High Performance/BIOS Setup Defaults .................................... 3-27
Appendix. Using 4- or 6-Channel Audio Function .................................... A-1
Using 4- or 6-Channel Audio Function ............................................... A-2
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Getting Started
Chapter 1. Getting
Started
Getting Started
Thank you for purchasing K8T Neo (MS-6702 v1.X) ATX
mainboard. The K8T Neo is based on VIA® K8T800 North Bridge
& VT8237 South Bridge chipsets and provides six USB 2.0 ports
for high-speed data transmission, RealTek ALC655 chip for 6-channel audio output, and a SPDIF interface for digital audio
transmission. Designed to fit the advanced AMD ® Athlon64
processors, the K8T Neo delivers a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.
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Mainboard Specifications
CPU
h Supports 64-bit AMD® Athlon64 processor (Socket 754)
h Supports up to 3200+, 3400+, or higher CPU
Chipset
h VIA® K8T800 chipset
- HyperTransportTM connection to AMD Athlon64 processor
- 8 or 16 bit control/address/data transfer both directions
- 800/600/400/200 MHz “Double Data Rate” operation both direction
- AGP v3.0 compliant with 8x transfer mode
h VIA® VT8237 chipset (487 BGA)
- Integrated Faster Ethernet LPC
- Integrated Hardware Sound Blaster/Direct Sound AC97 audio
- Ultra DMA 66/100/133 master mode PCI EIDE controller
- ACPI
- Supports 2 Serial ATA ports
- Supports 8 USB2.0 ports
Main Memory
h Supports DDR266/333/400 DDR SDRAM for three 184-pin DDR DIMMs
h Supports a maximum memory size of 2GB
Slots
h One (Accelerated Graphics Port) AGP slot.
- AGP 3.0 specification compliant
hFive 32-bit Master 3.3v / 5v PCI Bus slots
On-Board IDE
h An IDE controller on the VIA® VT8237 chipset provides IDE HDD/CDROM with PIO, Bus Master and Ultra DMA 66/100/133 operation modes
h Can connect up to 4 IDE devices
h Serial ATA/150 controller integrated by VT8237
- Up ot 150MB/s transfer rate
- Can connect up to 2 serial ATA devices
IEEE 1394 (Optional)
h Supports up to 2 * 1394 ports. Transfer rate is up to 400Mbps
h Controlled by VIA 6307 chipset
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Promise 20378 On-Board (Optional)
h Supports 2 serial ATA plus 1 ATA133
- RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 0+1 is supported
- RAID function work w/ATA133+SATA H/D or 2SATA H/D
h Connect up to 2 SATA device and 2 ATA133 devices
On-Board Peripherals
h On-Board Peripherals include:
- 1 floppy port supports 2 FDDs with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and
2.88Mbytes
- 1 serial ports (COMA)
- 1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode
- 1 IrDA connector for SIR/ASKIR/HPSIR
- 1 audio port
- 1 D-Bracket2 pinheader
Audio
h 6 channels software audio codec RealTek ALC655.
- Compliance with AC97 v2.3 Spec.
- Meet PC2001 audio performance requirement.
LAN 10/100/1000MBps
h Realtek® 8110C/8110S Dual layout.
- Integrated Fast Ethernet MAC and PHY in one chip.
- Supports 10Mb/s, 100Mb/s and 1000Mb/s (1000Mb/s only for Realtek
8110S)
BIOS
h The mainboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
h The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function
which records your mainboard specifications.
h ACPI, 1.0a, APM1.2, PnP 1.0a, SMBIOS 2.3, USB 2.0, WFM 2.0, Overclock,
Boot from USB device.
Dimension
h ATX Form Factor: 30.5 cm (L) x 24.5 cm (W).
Mounting
h 9 mounting holes.
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Mainboard Layout
Top : mouse
Bottom: keyboard
Winbond
W83697HF
CFAN1
JP1
ATX
Power Supply
Bottom:
1394 port
Mini 1394 port
JCASE1
BIOS
Top : Parallel P ort
T: SPDIF Out
B: USB ports
Top: LAN jack
Bottom: USB ports
SFAN1
T: Line-In
M: Line-Out
B:Mic
VIA
K8 T800
FDD 1
IDE 1
AGP Slot
IDE 2
DDR 3
DDR 1
JPW1
DDR 2
T: Line-Out
M: Line-Out
B:SPDIF Out
VIA
VT6307
PCI Slot 1
VIA
VT8237
SATA1
SATA2
JGS1
PCI Slot 3
JBAT1
PCI Slot 2
RealTek
8110S
PWFAN2
PWFAN1
J4
PCI Slot 4
IDE 3
BATT
+
PCI Slot 5
SER1
Codec
JUSB1
JUSB2
JLED
JIR1
JAUD1
MS-6702 v1.X ATX Mainboard
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PROMISE
PDC20378
JFP2
SER2
JFP1
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MSI Special Features
Color Management
MSI has a unified color management rule for some connectors on the
mainboards, which helps you to install the memory modules, expansion cards
and other peripherals devices more easily and conveniently.
h Memory DDR DIMMs: Light Green
h Intel spec IDE ATA66/100 connector: Yellow
h IDE ATA133 connector: Yellow
h Serial ATA connectors: Orange
h AGP 8X slot: Red
h USB 2.0 connector: Blue
h Front panel connector JFP1 : HDD LED in Red, Reset Switch in Blue,
Power Switch in Black, Power LED in Light Green.
h Front panel connector JFP2: Power LED in Light Green.
Memory DDR DIMMs
IDE ATA66/100 connectors
AGP 8X Slot
Serial ATA connectors
IDE ATA133 connector
Serial ATA connectors
Front Panel connector JFP1
USB 2.0 connector
Front Panel connector JFP2
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Core Center
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.
Cool’n’Quiet
This utility provides a CPU temperature detecting function called
Cool’n’Quiet. Cool’n’Quiet is a special feature designed only for AMD®
Athlon64 processor, and with Cool’n’Quiet, the system will be capable of
detecting the temperature of the CPU according to the CPU’s working loading
. When the CPU temperature climbs up to a certain degree, the speed of the
system cooling fan will be risen automatically, and on the other hand, the
speed of the system cooling fan will dorp instantly when the CPU temperature
descends to its normal degree.
To activate Cool’n’Quiet function, please click the Core Center
Cool’n’Quiet icon, and then select Cool’n’Quiet mode. If User mode is selected,
you will be able to adjust the CPU fan speed by sliding the adjusting bar.
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In addition to Cool’n’Quiet setting, the current system status (including
Vcore, 3.3V, +5V and 12V) and the current PC hardware status (such as the CPU
& system temperatures and all fans speeds) are also shown on the left and
right sides.
When you click the red triangles in the left and right sides, two submenus will open for users to overclock, overspec or to adjust the thresholds of
system to send out the warning messages.
Left-side: 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 in front of 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 desired FSB you just configured.
Also you may click Auto to start testing the maximal 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-side: 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 values for fan speeds are the minimum thresholds.
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Core CellTM Chip
By diagnosing the current system utilization, the
CoreCell™ Chip automatically tunes your motherboard to the
optimal state, leading to less noise, longer duration, more powersaving and higher performance.
Features of CoreCell™
Speedster
-- Advanced O.C. design.
-- Superior O.C. capability.
-- Greater O.C. method.
PowerPro
-- Saves up to 65% power.
-- Assures motherboard
stability.
-- Empowers O.C Capability.
BuzzFree
-- Diagnoses current system utilization &
temperature.
-- Controls both CPU and
NorthBridge fans.
-- Cuts up to 50% of system noise.
LifePro
-- Prolongs motherboard, CPU and fan life.
-- Maintains motherboard & CPU in constant temperature.
-- Prevents components from operating beyond specifications.
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Dynamic Overclocking Technology
Dynamic Overclocking Technology is the automatic overclocking
function. It is designed to detect the load balance of CPU while running
programs, and to adjust the best CPU frequency automatically. When the
motherboard detects CPU is running programs, it will speed up CPU
automatically to make the program run smoothly and faster. When 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.
D.O.T
Dynamic Overclocking Technology
MSI Reminds You...
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
overclocking regularly first. 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.
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Live BIOS™/Live Driver™
The Live BIOS™/Live Driver™ is a tool used to detect
and update your BIOS/drivers online so that you don’t need
to search for the correct BIOS/driver version throughout the
whole Web site. To use the function, you need to install the
“MSI Live Update 3” application. After the installation, the
“MSI Live Update 3” icon (as shown on the right) will appear
on the screen.
Double click the “MSI Live Update Series 3” icon, and the following
screen will appear:
Five buttons are placed on the left column of the screen. Click the desired
button to start the update process.
Ø Live BIOS – Updates the BIOS online.
Ø Live Driver – Updates the drivers online.
Ø Live VGA BIOS – Updates the VGA BIOS online.
Ø Live VGA Driver – Updates the VGA driver online.
Ø Live Utility – Updates the utilities online.
If the product you purchased does not support any of the functions listed
above, a “sorry” message is displayed. For more information on the update
instructions, insert the companion CD and refer to the “Live Update Guide”
under the “Manual” Tab.
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D-Bracket™ 2 (Optional)
D-Bracket™ 2 is an external USB bracket integrating four Diagnostic
LEDs, which use graphic signal display to help users understand their system.
The LEDs provide up to 16 combinations of signals to debug the system. The
4 LEDs can debug all problems that fail the system, such as VGA, RAM or
other failures. This special feature is very useful for the overclocking users.
These users can use the feature to detect if there are any problems or failures.
D-Bracket™ 2 supports both USB 1.1 & 2.0 specification.
D-Bracket™ 2
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3
Green
Red
D-Bracket™ 2
1
3
2
4
2
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.
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D-Bracket™ 2
Description
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.
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 initializing Floppy Drive and controller.
Boot Attempt
- This will set low stack and boot via INT 19h.
Operating System Booting
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Hardware Setup
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.
While doing the installation, be careful in holding the
components and follow the installation procedures.
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Quick Components Guide
CFAN1, p.2-18
CPU, p.2-3
SFAN1, p.2-18
DDR DIMMs, p.2-9
JCASE1, p.2-17
Back Panel
I/O, p.2-12
ATX, p.2-11
FDD1, p.2-17
JPW1, p.2-11
IDE1, IDE2, p.2-20
AGP Slot,
p.2-26
SATA1,SATA2,
p.2-21
PCI Slots,
p.2-26
JGS1, p.2-20
JBAT1, p.2-25
PFAN2, PFAN1, 2-18
J4, p.2-20
SER1, SER2, p.2-21
IDE3, p.2-21
JAUD1, p.2-23
JFP2, JFP1 p.2-19
JUSB1, p.2-19
JUSB2, p.2-19
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JIR1, p.2-17
JLED, p.2-24
Hardware Setup
Central Processing Unit: CPU
The mainboard supports AMD® Athlon64 processor. The mainboard
uses a CPU socket called Socket-754 for easy CPU installation. When you are
installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a heat sink and a cooling fan
attached on the top to prevent overheating. If you do not have the heat sink
and cooling fan, contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer.
Memory Speed/CPU FSB Support Matrix
DDR 266
DDR 333
DDR 400
DIMM1
OK
OK
OK
DIMM2
OK
OK
OK
DIMM3
OK
OK
OK*
Note: Plugging memories in DIMM1 and DIMM2 can maximize the system
performance.
*Please Refer to the list of supported memory for 3 DIMM/DDR400 at MSI
website.
MSI Reminds You...
Overheating
Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system, always
make sure the cooling fan can work properly to protect the CPU
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.
Overclocking
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 operation
or beyond product specifications.
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CPU Installation Procedures for Socket 754
1. Please turn off the power and
unplug the power cord before
installing the CPU.
2. Pull the lever sideways away
O pen Lever
Sliding
Plate
90 degree
from the socket. Make sure
to raise the lever up to a 90degree angle.
3. Look for the gold arrow. The
gold arrow should point towards the lever pivot. The
CPU can only fit in the correct orientation.
4. If the CPU is correctly
installed, the pins should be
completely embedded into the
socket and can not be seen.
Please note that any violation
of the correct installation procedures may cause permanent
damages to your mainboard.
G old arrow
C orrect C PU placem ent
G old arrow
O
IncorrectC PU placem ent
5. Press the CPU down firmly
into the socket and close the
lever. As the CPU is likely to
move while the lever is being
closed, always close the lever
with your fingers pressing
tightly on top of the CPU to
make sure the CPU is properly and completely embedded into the socket.
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G old arrow
Press dow n
the C PU
X
C lose
Lever
Hardware Setup
Installing AMD Athlon64 CPU Cooler Set
When you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a heat sink
and a cooling fan attached on the top to prevent overheating. If you do not
have the heat sink and cooling fan, contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer.
1. Detach the shield of the
backplate’s paster.
2. Turn over the mainboard, and
install the backplate to the
proper position.
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3. Turn over the mainboard again,
and place the mainboard on
the flat surface.
Locate the two screw holes of
the backplate.
Properly place the CPU onto
the CPU socket .
4. Align the retention mechanism
and the backplate.
Fix the retention mechanism
and the backplate with two
screws.
retention mechanism
5. Position the cooling set onto
the retention mechanism.
Hook one end of the clip to
hook first.
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6. Press down the other end of
the clip to fasten the cooling set
on the top of the retention
mechanism.
7. Locate the Fix Lever, Saftey
Hook and the Fixed Bolt.
Lift up the intensive fixed lever.
Safety Hook
Fixed Lever
Fixed Bolt
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8. Fastened down the lever.
9. Make sure the safety hook
completely clasps the fixed bolt
of the retention mechanism.
MSI Reminds You...
While disconnecting the Safety Hook from the fixed bolt, it is
necessary to keep an eye on your fingers, because once the
Safety Hook is disconnected from the fixed bolt, the fixed
lever will spring back instantly.
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Memory
The mainboard provides 3 slots for 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM
(Double In-Line Memory Module) modules and supports the memory size up
to 2GB. You can install PC3200/DDR400, PC2700/DDR333, PC2100/
DDR266 or PC1600/DDR200 unbuffered DIMM modules on the DDR DIMM
slots (DDR 1~3). Plugging memories in DIMM1 and DIMM2 makes the
system reach the optimum system performance.
DDR DIMM Slots
(DDR 1~3)
Introduction to DDR SDRAM
DDR (Double Data Rate) SDRAM is similar to conventional SDRAM,
but doubles the rate by transferring data twice per cycle. It uses 2.5 volts as
opposed to 3.3 volts used in SDR SDRAM, and requires 184-pin DIMM modules rather than 168-pin DIMM modules used by SDR SDRAM. High memory
bandwidth makes DDR an ideal solution for high performance PC, workstations and servers.
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DDR DIMM Module Combination
Install at least one DIMM module on the slots. Memory modules can be
installed on the slots in any order. You can install either single- or doublesided modules to meet your own needs.
Memory modules can be installed in any combination as follows:
Slot
DIMM 1 (Bank 0 & 1)
DIMM 2 (Bank 2 & 3)
DIMM 3 (Bank 4 & 5)
Memory Module
S/D
S/D
S/D
Maximum System Memory Supported
S: Single Side
64MB~2GB
D: Double Side
Installing DDR Modules
1. The DDR DIMM has only one notch on the center of module. The module will only fit in the right orientation.
2. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then
push it in until the golden finger of the memory module is deeply inserted
in the socket.
MSI Reminds You...
You can barely see the golden finger if the module is properly
inserted in the socket.
3. The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close.
Volt
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Notch
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 20-Pin Power Connector: ATX
This connector allows you to connect to an ATX power supply. To
connect to the ATX power supply, make sure the plug of the power supply is
inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. Then push down
the power supply firmly into the connector.
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ATX Pin Definition
1
20
10
ATX
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
3.3V
3.3V
GND
5V
GND
5V
GND
PW_OK
5V_SB
10
12V
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
3.3V
-12V
GND
PS_ON
GND
GND
GND
-5V
5V
5V
ATX 12V Power Connector: JPW1
This 12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.
JPW1 Pin Definition
1
2
4
3
JPW1
PIN
SIGNAL
1
2
3
4
GND
GND
12V
12V
MSI Reminds You...
Power supply of 300 (and up) watt is highly recommended for system stability.
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Back Panel
The back panel provides the following connectors:
Line-In
Line-Out
MIC
SPDIF
Out
Parallel
Mouse
Keyboard
1394
Port
COM A
Mini
1394
Port
LAN
USB Ports
Rear Speaker-Out
Center/Subwoofer Speaker-Out
SPDIF-Out
Mouse Connector
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® mouse mini DIN connector
for attaching a PS/2® mouse. You can plug a PS/2® mouse directly into this
connector.
Keyboard Connector
The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® keyboard mini DIN connector for attaching a PS/2® keyboard. You can plug a PS/2® keyboard directly
into this connector.
Pin Definition
PIN
6
DESCRIPTION
Mouse DATA
(or Keyboard DATA)
NC
GND
VCC
Mouse Clock
(or Keyboard Clock)
NC
Mouse DATA
(or Keyboard DATA)
No connection
Ground
+5V
Mouse clock
(or Keyboard Clock)
No connection
5
1
3
4
2
1
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
2
3
4
5
6
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SIGNAL
Hardware Setup
USB 2.0 Connectors
The mainboard provides a UHCI (Universal Host Controller Interface)
Universal Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard, mouse
or other USB-compatible devices. You can plug the USB device directly into
the connector.
USB Port Description
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
USB Ports
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
VCC
-Data 0
+Data0
GND
VCC
-Data 1
+Data 1
GND
+5V
Negative Data Channel 0
Positive Data Channel 0
Ground
+5V
Negative Data Channel 1
Positive Data Channel 1
Ground
IEEE1394 Ports (Optional)
The mainboard provides two IEEE 1394 ports. The mini IEEE1394
port is designed for you to connect the IEEE1394 device with external power.
The standard IEEE1394 port connects to IEEE1394 devices without external
power. The IEEE1394 high-speed serial bus components provide the enhanced
PC connectivity for a wide range of devices, including consumer electronics
audio/video (A/V) appliances, storage peripherals, other PCs, and portable
devices.
IEEE1394 Port
(Standard)
IEEE1394 Port
(Mini)
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Serial Port Connectors: COM A
The mainboard offers one 9-pin male DIN connectors as serial port COM
A. The ports are 16550A high speed communication ports that send/receive
16 bytes FIFOs. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly
to the connectors.
Pin Definition
1
2
6
3
7
4
8
5
9
9-Pin Male DIN Connector
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
SIN
SOUT
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
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
RJ-45 LAN Jack (Optional)
The mainboard provides one standard RJ-45 jack for connection to Local Area Network (LAN). You can connect a network cable to the LAN jack.
Activity
Indicators
RJ-45 LAN Jack
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Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
TDP
Transmit Differential Pair
2
TDN
Transmit Differential Pair
3
RDP
Receive Differential Pair
4
NC
Not Used
5
NC
Not Used
6
RDN
Receive Differential Pair
7
NC
Not Used
8
NC
Not Used
Hardware Setup
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
ALC655 to offer support for 6-channel audio operation and can turn rear
audio connectors from 2-channel to 4-/6-channel audio. For more information
on 6-channel audio operation, please refer to Appendix A: Using 4- or 6Channel Audio Function.
Line In
Line Out
MIC
Rear Speaker Out
(in 6CH+S/PDIF)
Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out
( in 6CH+S/PDIF)
S/PDIF Out-Optical
(in 6CH+S/PDIF)
S/PDIF Out-Coaxial
MSI Reminds You...
For advanced audio application, Realtek ALC655 audio chip is
provided to offer support for 6-channel audio operation and
can turn rear audio connectors from 2-channel to 4-/6-channel
audio.
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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
14
25
Pin Definition
2-16
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
STROBE
DATA0
DATA1
DATA2
DATA3
DATA4
DATA5
DATA6
DATA7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SELECT
AUTO FEED#
ERR#
INIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
Strobe
Data0
Data1
Data2
Data3
Data4
Data5
Data6
Data7
Acknowledge
Busy
Paper End
Select
Automatic Feed
Error
Initialize Printer
Select In
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Ground
Hardware Setup
Connectors
The mainboard provides connectors to connect to FDD, IDE HDD, case,
modem, LAN, USB Ports, IR module and CPU/System/Power Supply FAN.
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
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.
Pin
Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
NC
NC
VCC5
GND
IRTX
IRRX
JIR1
2
1
6
5
Chassis Intrusion Switch Connector: JCASE1
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
2
1
JCASE1
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Fan Power Connectors: CFAN1/SFAN1/PWFAN1/PWFAN2
The CFAN1 (processor fan), SFAN1 (system fan), PWFAN1 (Power
Supply fan) and PWFAN2 (Power Supply fan) support system cooling fan
with +12V. It supports three-pin head connector. When 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. This mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset on-board, so
that you must use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take advantage
of the CPU fan control.
GND
GND
GND
GND
+12V
SENSOR
+12V
SENSOR
+12V
SENSOR
+12V
SENSOR
SFAN1
CFAN1
PWFAN2
PWFAN1
MSI Reminds You...
1. Always consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan.
2. CPUFAN1 supports the fan control. You can install Core
Center utility that will automatically control the CPU fan
speed according to the actual CPU temperature.
Front USB Connectors: JUSB1 / JUSB2
The mainboard provides two USB 2.0 pin headers USB1 & USB2 that
are compliant with Intel® I/O Connectivity Design Guide. 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 high-speed USB
interface peripherals such as USB HDD, digital cameras, MP3 players,
printers, modems and the like.
JUSB1 Pin Definition
2
1
10
9
JUSB1
2-18
2
1
10
9
JUSB2
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
VCC
2
VCC
3
USB0-
4
USB1-
5
USB0+
6
USB1+
7
GND
8
GND
9
Key
10
USBOC
Hardware Setup
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.
JFP1 Pin Definition
Reset HDD
Switch LED
1
2
9
10
Power Power
Switch LED
JFP1
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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
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
Power
LED
JFP2
1
2
7
8
Speaker
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
GND
2
SPK-
3
5
7
SLED
PLED
NC
4
6
8
BUZ+
BUZSPK+
Power Saving Switch Connector: JGS1
Attach a power saving switch to this connector. Press the switch once
to have the system entered the Sleep/Suspend state. Press any key to wake up
the system.
1
2
JGS1
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Hard Disk Connectors: IDE1 & IDE2
The mainboard has a 32-bit Enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 66/100/
133 controller that provides PIO mode 0~5, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 66/
100/133 function. You can connect up to four hard disk drives, CD-ROM,
120MB Floppy (reserved for future BIOS) and other devices.
IDE1
IDE2
IDE1 (Primary IDE Connector)
The first hard drive should always be connected to IDE1. IDE1 can
connect a Master and a Slave drive. You must configure second hard
drive to Slave mode by setting the jumper accordingly.
IDE2 (Secondary IDE Connector)
IDE2 can also connect a Master and a Slave drive.
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.
CD-In Connector: J4
The connector is for CD-ROM audio connector.
J4
R
GND
L
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Hardware Setup
Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID Connectors controlled by
VT8237: SATA1, SATA2
The Southbridge of this mainboard is VT8237 which supports two serial
connectors SATA1 & SATA2.
SATA1 & SATA2 are dual high-speed Serial ATA interface ports. Each
supports 1st 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. Please refer to Serial ATA/Serial ATA Raid
manual for detail software installation procedure.
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SATA1
SATA2
Serial ATA/Serial ATA RAID Connectors controlled by Promise 20378: IDE3, SER1 & SER2
The brand new Promise 20378 chipset supports one IDE connector IDE3
and two serial connectors SER1& SER2.
IDE3 is a 32-bit Enhanced PCI IDE and Ultra DMA 66/100/133 controller
that provides PIO mode 0~6, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA 66/100/133 function.
You can connect up to 2 hard disk drives---one IDE master and one IDE slave.
SER1 & SER2 are dual high-speed Serial ATA interface ports. Each
supports 1st 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. Please refer to Serial ATA/Serial ATA Raid
manual for detail software installation procedure.
IDE3
SER1 & SER2 Pin Definition
1
SER1
7
Pin
Signal
1
3
5
7
GND
TXN
RXN
GND
Pin
Signal
2
4
6
TXP
GND
RXP
SER2
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Optional Serial ATA cable
Take out the dust cover and
connect to the hard disk
devices
Connect to SER1 / SER2 or SATA1 / SATA2
MSI Reminds You...
Please do not fold the serial ATA cable in a 90-degree angle,
since this will cause the loss of data during the transmission.
Optional Power Cable
Connect to your hard disk
which do not have any power
connector on it.
Connect to the Power Supply
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Hardware Setup
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.
10
9
2
1
JAUD1
JAUD1 Pin Definition
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
AUD_MIC
AUD_GND
AUD_MIC_BIAS
AUD_VCC
AUD_FPOUT_R
AUD_RET_R
HP_ON
KEY
AUD_FPOUT_L
AUD_RET_L
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.
6
10
5
9
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D-Bracket™ 2 Connector: JLED (Optional)
The mainboard comes with a JLED connector for you to connect to DBracket™ 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. For definitions of 16 signal
combinations, please refer to D-Bracket™ 2 in Chapter 1.
JLED Pin Definition
Pin
10
9
2
1
JLED
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Connected to JLED
D-Bracket™ 2
Connected to JUSB2 (the USB
pinheader in YELLOW color)
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Signal
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
LEDs
Hardware Setup
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 data of system configuration. 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
1
3
3
1
JBAT1
Keep Data
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 motherboard provides one AGP slot, and five 32-bit PCI bus slots.
AGP Slot
PCI Slots
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) Slot
The AGP slot allows you to insert the AGP graphics card. AGP is an
interface specification designed for the throughput demands of 3D graphics.
It introduces a 66MHz, 32-bit channel for the graphics controller to directly
access main memory. The slot supports 8x/4x/2x/1x AGP card.
PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots
The PCI slots allow you to insert the expansion cards to meet your needs.
When 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.
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Hardware Setup
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:
Order 1
Order 2
Order 3
Order 4
PCI Slot 1
INT A#
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
PCI Slot 2
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
PCI Slot 3
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
INT B#
PCI Slot 4
INT D#
INT A#
INT B#
INT C#
PCI Slot 5
INT B#
INT C#
INT D#
INT A#
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BIOS Setup
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:
” An error message appears on the screen during the system
booting up, and requests you to run SETUP.
” You want to change the default settings for customized
features.
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Entering Setup
Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self
Test) process. When the message below appears on the screen, press <DEL>
key to enter Setup.
DEL:Setup
F11:Boot Menu
F12:Network boot
TAB:Logo
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>. When 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.
Select First Boot Device
Floppy
IDE-0
CDROM
: 1st Floppy
: IBM-DTLA-307038
: ATAPI CD-ROM DRIVE 40X M
[Up/Dn] Select
[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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BIOS Setup
Control Keys
<↑>
<↓>
<←>
<→>
<Enter>
<Esc>
<+/PU>
<-/PD>
<F7>
<F9>
<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 BIOS Setup Defaults
Load High Performance 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 BIOS setup program contains two kinds of default settings: the BIOS
Setup and High Performance defaults. BIOS Setup defaults provide stable
performance settings for all devices and the system, while High Performance
defaults provide the best system performance but may affect the system
stability.
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The Main Menu
Once you enter AMIBIOS NEW SETUP UTILITY, the Main Menu
will appear on the screen. The Main Menu displays twelve configurable functions and two exit choices. 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.
Power Management Features
Use this menu to specify your settings for power management.
PNP/PCI Configurations
This entry appears if your system supports PnP/PCI.
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BIOS Setup
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals.
PC Health Status
This entry shows your PC health status.
Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control.
Set Supervisor Password
Use this menu to set Supervisor Password.
Set User Password
Use this menu to set User Password.
Load High Performance Defaults
Use this menu to load the BIOS values for the best system performance, but
the system stability may be affected.
Load BIOS Setup Defaults
Use this menu to load factory default settings into the BIOS for stable system
performance operations.
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 inside STANDARD CMOS SETUP menu are divided into 9
categories. Each category includes none, one or more setup items. Use the
arrow keys to highlight the item you want to modify and use the <PgUp> or
<PgDn> keys to switch to the value you prefer.
System Time
This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current
time). The time format is <hour> <minute> <second>.
System Date
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.
month
The month from Jan. through Dec.
date
The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric
function keys.
year
The year can be adjusted by users.
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BIOS Setup
Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave
Press PgUp/<+> or PgDn/<-> to select the hard disk drive type. The specification of hard disk drive will show up on the right hand according to your
selection.
Type
Select how to define the HDD parameters
Cylinders
Enter cylinder number
Heads
Enter head number
Write Precompensation
Enter write precomp cylinder
Sectors
Enter sector number
Maximum Capacity
Read the maximal HDD capacity
LBA Mode
Select Auto for a hard disk > 512 MB under Windows and DOS, or Disabled under Netware and UNIX
Block Mode
Select Auto to enhance the hard disk
performance
Fast Programmed I/O
Select Auto to enhance hard disk perforModes
mance by optimizing the hard disk timing
32 Bit Transfer Mode
Enable 32 bit to maximize the IDE hard
disk data transfer rate
Floppy Drive A:/B:
This item allows you to set the type of floppy drives installed. Available
options: Not Installed, 1.2 MB 5¼, 720 KB 3½, 1.44 MB 3½ and 2.88 MB 3½.
Boot Sector Virus Protection
The item is to set the Virus Warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector
protection. When Enabled, BIOS will issue a virus warning message and
beep if a write to the boot sector or the partition table of the HDD is attempted.
Setting options: Disabled and Enabled.
MSI Reminds You...
This feature only protects the boot sector, not the whole hard
disk.
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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. Available options: Enabled, Disabled.
Full Screen LOGO Show
This item enables you to show the company logo on the bootup screen. Settings are:
Enabled
Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot.
Disabled
Shows the POST messages at boot.
Boot Sequency
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu screen.
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BIOS Setup
1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device
The items allow you to set the sequence of boot devices where AMIBIOS
attempts to load the operating system.
S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks
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: Enabled, Disabled.
BootUp Num-Lock
This item 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 end users to use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad.
Setting options: On, Off.
Floppy Drive Swap
Setting to Enabled will swap floppy drives A: and B:.
Floppy Drive Seek
This setting causes the BIOS to search for floppy disk drives at boot time.
When enabled, the BIOS will activate the floppy disk drives during the boot
process: the drive activity light will come on and the head will move back and
forth once. First A: will be done and then B: if it exists. Setting options:
Disabled, Enabled.
Primary Display
This configures the primary subsystem in the computer. Available options:
Mono (monochrome), CGA40x25, CGA80x25, VGA/EGA, Absent.
Password Check
This specifies the type of AMIBIOS password protection that is implemented.
Setting options are described below.
Option
Setup
Always
Description
The password prompt appears only when end users try to
run Setup.
A password prompt appears every time when the computer is powered on or when end users try to run Setup.
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Boot To OS/2
This allows you to run the OS/2® operating system with DRAM larger than
64MB. When you choose No, you cannot run the OS/2® operating system
with DRAM larger than 64MB. But it is possible if you choose Yes.
Internal Cache
Cache memory is additional memory that is much faster than conventional
DRAM (system memory). When the CPU requests data, the system transfers
the requested data from the main DRAM into cache memory, for even faster
access by the CPU. The setting controls the internal cache (also known as L1
or level 1 cache). Setting to Enabled will speed up the system performance.
System BIOS Cacheable
Selecting Enabled allows caching of the system BIOS ROM at F0000hFFFFFh, resulting in better system performance. However, if any program
writes to this memory area, a system error may result. Setting options: Enabled,
Disabled.
C000, 32k Shadow
This item specifies how the contents of the adapter ROM named in the item
are handled. Settings are described below:
Option
Description
Disabled
Enabled
The specified ROM is not copied to RAM.
The contents of specified ROM are copied to RAM
for faster system performance.
The contents of specified ROM are not only copied
to RAM, the contents of the ROM area can be written to and read from cache memory.
Cached
MPS 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. Settings: 1.4, 1.1.
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Advanced Chipset Features
MSI Reminds You...
Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset.
LDT to AGP Lokar (Upstream) / LDT to AGP Width (Downstream)
These two item control the utilized widths of the HyperTransport link. Setting
options: 8 bit, 16 bit.
LDT to AGP Lokar Frequency
This item specifies the maximum operating frequency of the link's transmitter
clock. Setting options: Auto, 800 MHz, 600 MHz, 400 MHz, 200 MHz.
Memclock Mode / Memclock Value
When it is set to Manual in “Memclock 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: DDR200, DDR266,
DDR300, DDR333, DDR400.
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Bank Interleaving
This field selects 2-bank or 4-bank interleave for the installed SDRAM. Disable the function if 16MB SDRAM is installed. Settings: Disabled, 2-Way
and 4-Way.
Burst Length
This setting allows you to set the size of Burst-Length for DRAM. Bursting
feature is a technique that DRAM itself predicts the address of the next memory
location to be accessed after the first address is accessed. To use the feature,
you need to define the burst length, which is the actual length of burst plus the
starting address and allows internal address counter to properly generate the
next memory location. The bigger the size, the faster the DRAM performance.
Settings: 4 QW and 8 QW.
CAS Latency (CL)
This controls the timing delay (in clock cycles) before SDRAM starts a read
command after receiving it. Settings: 2, 2.5, 3 (clocks). 2 (clocks) increases
the system performance the most while 3 (clocks) provides the most stable
performance.
TRCD
When DRAM is refreshed, both rows and columns are addressed separately.
This setup item allows you to determine the timing of the transition from RAS
(row address strobe) to CAS (column address strobe). The less the clock
cycles, the faster the DRAM performance. Settings: 2T to 5T.
TRAS
This setting determines the time RAS takes to read from and write to a memory
cell. Setting options: 4T to 9T.
TRP
This setting controls the number of cycles for Row Address Strobe (RAS) to
be allowed to precharge. If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its charge before DRAM refresh, refresh may be incomplete and DRAM
may fail to retain data. This item applies only when synchronous DRAM is
installed in the system. Setting options: 2T to 5T.
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AGP Mode
The item sets an appropriate mode for the installed AGP card. Setting options:
1x, 2x, 4x, Auto. Select 4x only if your AGP card supports it.
AGP Fast Write
This option enables or disables the AGP Fast Write feature. The Fast Write
technology allows the CPU to write directly to the graphics card without passing anything through the system memory and improves the AGP 4X speed.
Select Enabled only when the installed AGP card supports this function.
Settings: Enabled, Disabled.
AGP Aperture Size
This setting controls just how much system RAM can be allocated to AGP for
video purposes. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range
dedicated to graphics memory address space. Host cycles that hit the aperture
range are forwarded to the AGP without any translation. The option allows
the selection of an aperture size of 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB,
and 256 MB.
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Power Management Features
MSI Reminds You...
S3-related functions described in this section are available only
when your BIOS supports S3 sleep mode.
ACPI Standby State
This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. If your operating system supports ACPI, such as Windows 98SE, Windows ME and Windows 2000, 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 in
formation of system configuration and open applications/
files is saved to main memory that remains powered while
most other hardware components turn off to save energy.
The information stored in memory will be used to restore
the system when a “wake up” event occurs.
Auto BIOS determines the best ode automatically.
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Call VGA BIOS at S3 Resuming
Selecting Enabled allows BIOS to call VGA BIOS to initialize the VGA card
when system wakes up (resumes) from S3 sleep state. The system resume time
is shortened when you disable the function, but system will need an AGP driver
to initialize the VGA card. Therefore, if the AGP driver of the card does not
support the initialization feature, the display may work abnormally or not function after resuming from S3.
USB Device Wakeup From S3
This item allows the activity of the USB device to wake up the system from
S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state. Settings: Enabled, Disabled.
Power Management/APM
Setting to Enabled will activate an Advanced Power Management (APM)
device to enhance Max Saving mode and stop CPU internal clock. Settings:
Disabled, Enabled.
Suspend Time Out (Minute)
After the selected period of system inactivity, all devices except the CPU shut
off. Settings: Disabled, 1, 2, 4, 8, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60.
Display Activity
These items specify if the BIOS will monitor the activity of the specified
hardware peripheral or component. If set to Monitor, any activity detected on
the specified hardware peripheral or component will wake up the system or
prevent the system from entering the power saving modes. Settings: Monitor,
Ignore.
Thermal Active Temperature
If the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit preset in this setting, the warning mechanism will be activated. This helps you to prevent the CPU overheating problem.
Power Button Function
This feature sets the function of the power button. Settings are:
On/Off
The power button functions as normal power off button.
Suspend
When you press the power button, the computer enters
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the suspend/sleep mode, but if the button is pressed for
more than four seconds, the computer is turned off.
After AC Power Loss
This setting specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or
interrupt occurs. Available settings are:
Power Off
Leaves the computer in the power off state.
Power On
Reboots the computer.
Last State
Restores the system to the previous status before power
failure or interrupt occurred.
Set WakeUp Events
Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears.
Wake Up On PME, Resume On KBC (with “Wake-Up Key” and
“Wake-Up Password”), Resume On PS/2 Mouse
These fields specify whether the system will be awakened from power
saving modes when activity or input signal of the specified hardware
peripheral or component is detected. Settings: Enabled, Disabled.
MSI Reminds You...
For “Wake-Up Key” function, the option “Specific Key” refers to
the password you specify in the “Wake-Up Password” field. Once
you set up a password, it will disable “Resume on PS/2 Mouse”.
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Resume By Alarm
This is used to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system on
a scheduled time/date from the soft off (S5) state. Settings: Enabled,
Disabled.
Alarm Date/Hour/Minute/Second
If Resume By Alarm is set to Enabled, the system will automatically resume (boot up) on a specific date/hour/minute/second specified in these
fields. Available settings for each item are:
Alarm Date
01 ~ 31, Every Day
Alarm Hour
00 ~ 23
Alarm Minute
00 ~ 59
Alarm Second
00 ~ 59
MSI Reminds You...
If you have changed this setting, you must let the system boot up
until it enters the operating system, before this function will work.
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PNP/PCI Configurations
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system and PnP (Plug &
Play) feature. PCI, or Peripheral Component Interconnect, 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.
Plug and Play Aware O/S
When set to Yes, BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for booting
(VGA, IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP operating system like Windows® 98, 2000 or ME. When set to No, BIOS will initialize all the PnP cards. Select Yes if the operating system is Plug & Play.
Clear NVRAM
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. When 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.
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PCI Latency Timer
This item controls how long each PCI device can hold the bus before another
takes over. When 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. Settings
range from 32 to 248 at a 32 increment.
Primary Graphics Adaptor
This setting specifies which VGA card is your primary graphics adapter. Setting options: PCI, AGP.
Primary 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.
PCI Slot1 IRQ, PCI Slot2/5 IRQ, PCI Slot3 IRQ, PCI Slot4/6 IRQ
These items specify the IRQ line for each PCI slot. Setting options: 3, 4, 5, 7,
9, 10, 11, Auto. Selecting Auto allows BIOS to automatically determine the
IRQ line for each PCI slot.
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Integrated Peripherals
OnBoard PCI Controller
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu screen.
LAN Controller, P20378 S.ATA Controller, 1394 Controller,
Audio Controller
Set these options to Enabled (SATA or RAID for P20378 S.ATA
Controller) to enable the controllers of these four PCI devices.
VT8237 PATA-IDE Controller
This setting is used to enable/disabled the VT8237 PATA-IDE controller. Setting
options: Enabled, Disabled.
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VT8237 SATA-IDE Controller
This setting is used to enable/disabled the VT8237 SATA-IDE controller.
Setting options: Disabled, Enabled.
V-Link Data 2X Support
This setting controls the onboard V-Link Data 2X Support. Setting options:
Enabled, Disabled.
Floopy Disk Controller
This is used to enable or disable the onboard Floppy controller.
Option
Description
Auto
BIOS will automatically determine whether to enable the
onboard Floppy controller or not.
Enabled
Enables the onboard Floppy controller.
Disabled
Disables the onboard Floppy controller.
Serial Port 1/2
These items specify the base I/O port addresses of the onboard Serial Port 1
(COM A)/Serial Port 2 (COM B). Selecting Auto allows AMIBIOS to automatically determine the correct base I/O port address. Settings: Auto, 3F8/
COM1, 2F8/COM2, 3E8/COM3, 2E8/COM4 and Disabled.
Port2 Mode
This item sets the operation mode for Serial Port 2. Settings: Normal,
1.6 uS, 3/16 Baud and ASKIR (the last three operation modes are setting
options for IR function).
IR Pin Select
Set to IRRX/IRTX when using an internal IR module connected to the IR
header. Set to SINB/SOUTB. when connecting an IR adapter to COM B.
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. Settings: Auto, 378, 278, Disabled.
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Port Mode
This item selects the operation mode for the onboard parallel port: ECP,
Normal, Bi-Dir or EPP.
EPP Version
The item selects the EPP version used by the parallel port if the port is set
to EPP mode. Settings: 1.7, 1.9.
Port IRQ
When OnBoard Parallel Port is set to Auto, the item shows Auto indicating that BIOS determines the IRQ for the parallel port automatically.
Port DMA
This feature needs to be configured only when Parallel Port Mode is set
to the ECP mode. When Parallel Port is set to Auto, the field will show
Auto indicating that BIOS automatically determines the DMA channel
for the parallel port.
USB Controller
This setting is used to enable/disable the onboard USB ports. Setting options:
Disabled, 2 USB Ports, 4 USB Ports, 6 USB Ports
USB Device Legacy Support
Set to All Device if you need to use any USB device in the operating system
that does not support or have any USB driver installed, such as DOS and SCO
Unix. Set to No Mice only if you want to use any USB device other than the
USB mouse.
USB 1.1 Port 64/60 Emulation
This field controls the USB Port 64/60 Emulation function. When the function
is enabled, the USB keyboard is allowed to type some special combination
keys. Setting options: Disabled, Enabled.
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PC Health Status
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.
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. To clear
the warning message, set the field to Reset. The setting of the field will automatically return to Enabled later. Settings: Enabled, Reset, Disabled.
CPU/System Temperature, CPU/System Fan Speed, Vcore, +5.0V,
+12.0V, -12.0V, -5.0V, Battery, +5V SB
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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Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control.
Unused PCI Slot Clock
This item enables or disables the PCI slot clock. Setting options: Disabled,
Enabled.
Spread Spectrum
When 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, setting to Enabled for EMI
reduction. Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are overclocking
because even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clockspeed
which may just cause your overclocked processor to lock up.
Dynamic OverClocking
Dynamic Overclocking Technology is the automatic overclocking function,
included in the MSITM’s newly developed CoreCellTM Technology. It is designed
to detect the load balance of CPU while running programs, and to adjust the
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best CPU frequency automatically. When the motherboard detects CPU is
running programs, it will speed up CPU automatically to make the program
run smoothly and faster. When 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:
Disabled
Disable Dynamic Overclocking.
Private
1st level of overclocking.
Sergeant
2nd level of overclocking.
Captain
3rd level of overclocking, also the default value of "Load
High Performance Defaults".
Colonel
4th level of overclocking.
General
5th level of overclocking.
Commander 6th level of overclocking.
MSI Reminds You...
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 overclocking regularly first. 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.
CPU FSB Clock
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. Select the number between 100~280 for needed frequency.
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.
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CPU Vcore (V)
The settings are used to adjust the CPU clock multiplier (ratio) and CPU
corevoltage (Vcore). These settings offer users a tool to overclock the system.
MSI Reminds You...
Changing CPU Ratio/Vcore could result in the instability of the
system; therefore, it is NOT recommended to change the default
setting for long-term usage.
AGP Voltage (V)
AGP voltage is adjustable in the field, allowing you to increase the performance of your AGP display card when overclocking, but the stability may be
affected. Setting options: Auto, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8.
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Set Supervisor/User Password
When 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.
When 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.
Additionally, when a password is enabled, you can also have AMIBIOS
to request a password each time the system is booted. This would prevent
unauthorized use of your computer. The setting to determine when the password prompt is required is the PASSWORD CHECK option of the ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES menu. If the PASSWORD CHECK option is
set to Always, the password is required both at boot and at entry to Setup. If
set to Setup, password prompt only occurs when you try to enter Setup.
MSI Reminds You...
About Supervisor Password & User Password:
Supervisor password: Can enter and change the settings of
the setup menu.
User password:
Can only enter but do not have the
right to change the settings of the setup
menu.
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Load High Performance/BIOS Setup Defaults
The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS
settings to High Performance defaults or BIOS Setup defaults. The High Performance Defaults are the values set by the mainboard manufacturer for the
best system performance but probably will cause a stability issue. The BIOS
Setup Defaults are the default values also set by the mainboard manufacturer
for stable performance of the mainboard.
When you select Load High Performance Defaults, a message as below
appears:
Pressing ‘Enter’ loads the default BIOS values that enable the best system performance but may lead to a stability issue.
MSI Reminds You...
The option is for power or overclocking users only. Use of high
performance defaults will tighten most timings to increase the
system performance. Therefore, a high-end system configuration is a must, which means you need high-quality VGA adapter,
RAM and so on. We don’t recommend that users should apply
the high performance defaults in their regular systems.
Otherwise, the system may become unstable or even crash. If the
system crashes or hangs after enabling the feature, please CLEAR
CMOS DATA to resolve the problem. For more information, refer to “Clear CMOS Jumper:JBAT1” in Chapter 2.
When you select Load BIOS Setup Defaults, a message as below appears:
Pressing ‘Enter’ loads the default values that are factory settings for
stable system performance.
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Using 4- or 6-Channel Audio Function
Appendix A: Using 4- or 6-Channel Audio
Function
The mainboard is equipped with Realtek ALC655 chip, which provides
support for 6-channel audio output, including 2 Front, 2 Rear, 1 Center and 1
Subwoofer channel. ALC655 allows the board to attach 4 or 6 speakers for
better surround sound effect. The section will tell you how to install and use
4-/6-channel audio function on the board.
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Installing the Audio Driver
You need to install the driver for Realtek ALC655 chip to function properly
before you can get access to 4-/6-channel audio operations. Follow the
procedures described below to install the drivers for different operating systems.
Installation for Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
For Windows® 2000, you must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack2 or
later before installing the driver.
The following illustrations are based on Windows® 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 Driver.
Click here
MSI Reminds You...
The AC97 Audio Configuration
software utility is under
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.
Click here
4. Click Finish to restart the system.
Select this
option
Click here
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Software Configuration
After installing the audio driver, you are able to use the 4-/6-channel
audio feature now. Click the audio icon
from the window tray at the lowerright corner of the screen to activate the AC97 Audio Configuration.
Sound Effect
Here you can select a sound effect you like from the Environment list.
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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Here it provides the Karaoke function which will automatically remove
human voice (lyrics) and leave melody for you to sing the song. Note that this
function applies only for 2-channel audio operation.
Just check the Voice Cancellation box and then click OK to activate the
Karaoke function.
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Equalizer
Here you regulate each equalizer for current playing digital sound sources.
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 buttons Load and
Save. Or you may click Reset to use the default value.
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Speaker Configuration
In this tab, you can easily configure your multi-channel audio function
and speakers.
1. Select the audio configuration below which is identical to the audio
jack in your mainboard. For this K8T Neo mainboard, you will have
to choose 6CH + S/PDIF (Optical & Coaxial) or 6CH + S/PDIF
(Coaxial).
2
1
3
2
1
3
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2. Select a desired multi-channel operation from Number of Speaker.
a. Headphone for the common headphone
b. 2-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output
c. 4-Channel Mode for 4-Speaker Output
d. 6-Channel Mode for 5.1-Speaker Output
3. Here it shows the multi-channel setting for the audio jack. Please connect
your speakers to the correct phone jack in accordance with the setting
displayed here.
4. Then click OK to apply the configuration.
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Speaker Test
You can use this tab to test each connected speaker to ensure if 4- or 6channel audio operation works properly. 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.
Center
Front Left
Front Right
Rear Right
Rear Left
Subwoofer
Select this function
Select the speaker by clicking it to test its functionality. The one you
select will light up and make testing sound.
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MSI Reminds You...
1. 6 speakers appear on the “Speaker Test” tab only when you
select “6-Channel Mode” in the “Number of Speakers” column in “Speaker Configuration” tab. If you select “4-Channel Mode”, only 4 speakers appear on the window.
2. While you are testing the speakers in 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.
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