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Copyrght Notce
The materal n ths document s the ntellectual property of MICRO-STAR INTERNA-
TIONAL. We take every care n the preparaton of ths document, but no guarantee s
gven as to the correctness of ts contents. Our products are under contnual mprove-
ment and we reserve the rght to make changes wthout notce.
Trademarks
All trademarks are the propertes of ther respectve owners.
MSI

s regstered trademark of Mcro-Star Intl Co.,Ltd.


NVIDIA

s regstered trademark of NVIDIA Corporaton.


ATI

s regstered trademark of ATI Technologes, Inc.


AMD

s regstered trademarks of AMD Corporaton.


Intel

s regstered trademarks of Intel Corporaton.


Wndows

s regstered trademarks of Mcrosoft Corporaton.


AMI

s regstered trademark of Amercan Megatrends Inc.


Award

s a regstered trademark of Phoenx Technologes Ltd.


Sound Blaster

s regstered trademark of Creatve Technology Ltd.


Realtek

s regstered trademark of Realtek Semconductor Corporaton.


JMcron

s regstered trademark of JMcron Technology Corporaton.


Netware

s a regstered trademark of Novell, Inc.


Revson Hstory
Revson Revson Hstory Date
V1.0 Frst release for PCB 1.X June 2009
Techncal Support
If a problem arses wth your system and no soluton can be obtaned from the users
manual, please contact your place of purchase or local dstrbutor. Alternatvely, please
try the followng help resources for further gudance.
Vst the MSI webste for FAQ, techncal gude, BIOS updates, drver updates,
and other nformaton: http://www.ms.com/ndex.php?func=servce
Contact our techncal staf at: http://ocss.ms.com

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Safety Instructons
Always read the safety nstructons carefully.
Keep ths Users Manual for future reference.
Keep ths equpment away from humdty.
Lay ths equpment on a relable fat surface before settng t up.
The openngs on the enclosure are for ar convecton hence protects the equpment
from overheatng. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS.
Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before
connectng the equpment to the power nlet.
Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on t. Do not place any-
thng over the power cord.
Always Unplug the Power Cord before nsertng any add-on card or module.
All cautons and warnngs on the equpment should be noted.
Never pour any lqud nto the openng that could damage or cause electrcal
shock.
If any of the followng stuatons arses, get the equpment checked by servce
personnel:
The power cord or plug s damaged.
Lqud has penetrated nto the equpment.
The equpment has been exposed to mosture.
The equpment does not work well or you can not get t work accordng to Users
Manual.
The equpment has dropped and damaged.
The equpment has obvous sgn of breakage.
DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT UNCONDITIONED,
STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 600 C (1400F), IT MAY DAMAGE THE
EQUIPMENT.
CAUTION: Danger of exploson f battery s ncorrectly replaced.
Replace only wth the same or equvalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
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For better envronmental protecton, waste batteres should be


collected separately for recycleng specal dsposal.

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FCC-B Rado Frequency Interference Statement
Ths equpment has been tested and found
to comply wth the lmts for a Class B dg-
tal devce, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These lmts are desgned to provde
reasonable protecton aganst harmful nter-
ference n a resdental nstallaton. Ths equpment generates, uses and can radate
rado frequency energy and, f not nstalled and used n accordance wth the nstruc-
tons, may cause harmful nterference to rado communcatons. However, there s no
guarantee that nterference wll not occur n a partcular nstallaton. If ths equpment
does cause harmful nterference to rado or televson recepton, whch can be deter-
mned by turnng the equpment of and on, the user s encouraged to try to correct the
nterference by one or more of the measures lsted below.
Reorent or relocate the recevng antenna.
Increase the separaton between the equpment and recever.
Connect the equpment nto an outlet on a crcut dferent from that to whch the
recever s connected.
Consult the dealer or an experenced rado/televson techncan for help.
Notce 1
The changes or modfcatons not expressly approved by the party responsble for com-
plance could vod the users authorty to operate the equpment.
Notce 2
Shelded nterface cables and A.C. power cord, f any, must be used n order to comply
wth the emsson lmts.
VOIR LA NOTICE DINSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU RESEAU.

Ths devce comples wth Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operaton s subject to the follow-
ng two condtons:
ths devce may not cause harmful nterference, and
ths devce must accept any nterference receved, ncludng nterference that may
cause undesred operaton.
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2)
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WEEE (Waste Electrcal and Electronc Equpment) Statement
ENGLISH
To protect the global envronment and as an envronmentalst, MSI must
remnd you that...
Under the European Unon (EU) Drectve on Waste Electrcal and Elec-
tronc Equpment, Drectve 2002/96/EC, whch takes efect on August 13,
2005, products of electrcal and electronc equpment cannot be dscarded
as muncpal waste anymore and manufacturers of covered electronc equpment wll be
oblgated to take back such products at the end of ther useful lfe. MSI wll comply wth
the product take back requrements at the end of lfe of MSI-branded products that are
sold nto the EU. You can return these products to local collecton ponts.
DEUTSCH
Hnwes von MSI zur Erhaltung und Schutz unserer Umwelt
Gem der Rchtlne 2002/96/EG ber Elektro- und Elektronk-Altgerte drfen Elek-
tro- und Elektronk-Altgerte ncht mehr als kommunale Abflle entsorgt werden. MSI
hat europawet verschedene Sammel- und Recyclngunternehmen beauftragt, de n
de Europsche Unon n Verkehr gebrachten Produkte, am Ende senes Lebenszyklus
zurckzunehmen. Btte entsorgen Se deses Produkt zum gegebenen Zetpunkt aus-
schlesslch an ener lokalen Altgertesammelstelle n Ihrer Nhe.
FRANAIS
En tant qucologste et afn de protger lenvronnement, MSI tent rappeler cec...
Au sujet de la drectve europenne (EU) relatve aux dchets des qupement lec-
trques et lectronques, drectve 2002/96/EC, prenant efet le 13 aot 2005, que les
produts lectrques et lectronques ne peuvent tre dposs dans les dcharges ou
tout smplement ms la poubelle. Les fabrcants de ces qupements seront oblgs de
rcuprer certans produts en fn de ve. MSI prendra en compte cette exgence relatve
au retour des produts en fn de ve au sen de la communaut europenne. Par con-
squent vous pouvez retourner localement ces matrels dans les ponts de collecte.

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ESPAOL
MSI como empresa comprometda con la proteccn del medo ambente, recomenda:
Bajo la drectva 2002/96/EC de la Unn Europea en matera de desechos y/o equ-
pos electrncos, con fecha de rgor desde el 13 de agosto de 2005, los productos
clasfcados como elctrcos y equpos electrncos no pueden ser depostados en
los contenedores habtuales de su muncpo, los fabrcantes de equpos electrncos,
estn oblgados a hacerse cargo de dchos productos al termno de su perodo de vda.
MSI estar comprometdo con los trmnos de recogda de sus productos venddos en
la Unn Europea al fnal de su perodo de vda. Usted debe depostar estos productos
en el punto lmpo establecdo por el ayuntamento de su localdad o entregar a una
empresa autorzada para la recogda de estos resduos.
NEDERLANDS
Om het mleu te beschermen, wl MSI u eraan hernneren dat.
De rchtljn van de Europese Une (EU) met betrekkng tot Vervulng van Electrsche
en Electronsche producten (2002/96/EC), de op 13 Augustus 2005 n zal gaan kun-
nen net meer beschouwd worden als vervulng. Fabrkanten van dt soort producten
worden verplcht om producten retour te nemen aan het end van hun levenscyclus.
MSI zal overeenkomstg de rchtljn handelen voor de producten de de merknaam MSI
dragen en verkocht zjn n de EU. Deze goederen kunnen geretourneerd worden op
lokale nzamelngspunten.
SRPSKI
Da b zattl prrodnu srednu, kao preduzee koje vod rauna o okoln prrodnoj
sredn, MSI mora da vas podest da
Po Drektv Evropske unje (EU) o odbaenoj ekektronskoj elektrnoj oprem, D-
rektva 2002/96/EC, koja stupa na snagu od 13. Avgusta 2005, prozvod koj spadaju
pod elektronsku elektrnu opremu ne mogu ve bt odbaen kao oban otpad
prozvoa ove opreme be prnuen da uzmu natrag ove prozvode na kraju njhovog
uobajenog veka trajanja. MSI e potovat zahtev o preuzmanju ovakvh prozvoda
kojma je stekao vek trajanja, koj maju MSI oznaku koj su prodat u EU. Ove proz-
vode moete vratt na lokalnm mestma za prkupljanje.
POLSKI
Aby chron nasze rodowsko naturalne oraz jako frma dbajca o ekolog, MSI przy-
pomna, e...
Zgodne z Dyrektyw Un Europejskej (UE) dotyczc odpadw produktw elektry-
cznych elektroncznych (Dyrektywa 2002/96/EC), ktra wchodz w yce 13 serpna
2005, tzw. produkty oraz wyposaene elektryczne elektronczne ne mog by trak-
towane jako mec komunalne, tak wc producenc tych produktw bd zobowzan
do odberana ch w momence gdy produkt jest wycofywany z uyca. MSI wypen
wymagana UE, przyjmujc produkty (sprzedawane na terene Un Europejskej) wy-
cofywane z uyca. Produkty MSI bdze mona zwraca w wyznaczonych punktach
zborczych.
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TRKE
evrec zellyle blnen MSI dnyada evrey korumak n hatrlatr:
Avrupa Brl (AB) Kararnames Elektrk ve Elektronk Malzeme At, 2002/96/EC
Kararnames altnda 13 Austos 2005 tarhnden tbaren geerl olmak zere, elektrkl
ve elektronk malzemeler der atklar gb pe atlamayacak ve bu elektonk chazlarn
retcler, chazlarn kullanm sreler bttkten sonra rnler ger toplamakla ykml
olacaktr. Avrupa Brlne satlan MSI markal rnlern kullanm sreler bttnde MSI
rnlern ger alnmas ste le brl ersnde olacaktr. rnlernz yerel toplama
noktalarna brakablrsnz.
ESKY
Zle nm na ochran votnho prosted - spolenost MSI upozoruje...
Podle smrnce Evropsk une (EU) o lkvdac elektrckch a elektronckch vrobk
2002/96/EC platn od 13. srpna 2005 je zakzno lkvdovat elektrck a elektronck
vrobky v bnm komunlnm odpadu a vrobc elektronckch vrobk, na kter se
tato smrnce vztahuje, budou povnn odebrat takov vrobky zpt po skonen je-
jch votnost. Spolenost MSI spln poadavky na odebrn vrobk znaky MSI,
prodvanch v zemch EU, po skonen jejch votnost. Tyto vrobky mete odevzdat
v mstnch sbrnch.
MAGYAR
Annak rdekben, hogy krnyezetnket megvdjk, lletve krnyezetvdknt fellpve
az MSI emlkeztet nt, hogy ...
Az Eurpa Un (EU) 2005. augusztus 13-n hatlyba lp, az elektromos s elek-
tronkus berendezsek hulladkarl szl 2002/96/EK rnyelve szernt az elektromos
s elektronkus berendezsek tbb nem kezelhetek lakossg hulladkknt, s az
lyen elektronkus berendezsek gyrt kteless vlnak az lyen termkek vsszav-
telre azok hasznos lettartama vgn. Az MSI betartja a termkvsszavtellel kapc-
solatos kvetelmnyeket az MSI mrkanv alatt az EU-n bell rtkestett termkek
esetben, azok lettartamnak vgn. Az lyen termkeket a legkzelebb gyjthelyre
vhet.
ITALIANO
Per proteggere lambente, MSI, da sempre amca della natura, t rcorda che.
In base alla Drettva dellUnone Europea (EU) sullo Smaltmento de Materal Elettrc
ed Elettronc, Drettva 2002/96/EC n vgore dal 13 Agosto 2005, prodott appartenent
alla categora de Materal Elettrc ed Elettronc non possono p essere elmnat come
rfut muncpal: produttor d dett materal saranno obblgat a rtrare ogn prodotto
alla fne del suo cclo d vta. MSI s adeguer a tale Drettva rtrando tutt prodott
marchat MSI che sono stat vendut allnterno dellUnone Europea alla fne del loro
cclo d vta. possble portare prodott nel p vcno punto d raccolta
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CONTENTS
Copyrght Notce ............................................................................................
Trademarks ....................................................................................................
Revson Hstory.............................................................................................
Techncal Support..........................................................................................
Safety Instructons .........................................................................................
FCC-B Rado Frequency Interference Statement.......................................... v
WEEE (Waste Electrcal and Electronc Equpment) Statement .................... v
Chapter 1 Gettng Started............................................................................1-1
Manboard Specfcatons ..................................................................................... 1-2
Manboard Layout ................................................................................................ 1-4
Packng Checklst ................................................................................................. 1-5
Chapter 2 Hardware Setup ..........................................................................2-1
Quck Components Gude .................................................................................... 2-2
CPU (Central Processng Unt) ............................................................................ 2-3
Memory ................................................................................................................ 2-7
Power Supply ....................................................................................................... 2-9
Back Panel ......................................................................................................... 2-10
Connectors ......................................................................................................... 2-12
Jumpers ............................................................................................................. 2-20
Button ................................................................................................................. 2-21
Slots ................................................................................................................... 2-22
LED Status Indcators ........................................................................................ 2-28
Chapter 3 BIOS Setup .................................................................................3-1
Enterng Setup ..................................................................................................... 3-2
The Man Menu .................................................................................................... 3-4
Standard CMOS Features .................................................................................... 3-6
Advanced BIOS Features .................................................................................... 3-8
Integrated Perpherals ........................................................................................ 3-10
Power Management Setup ................................................................................. 3-12
H/W Montor ....................................................................................................... 3-15
Green Power ...................................................................................................... 3-16
BIOS Settng Password ...................................................................................... 3-17
Cell Menu ........................................................................................................... 3-19
M-Flash .............................................................................................................. 3-27
Overclockng Profle ........................................................................................... 3-30
Load Fal-Safe/ Optmzed Defaults ................................................................... 3-31

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Appendx A Realtek Audo .......................................................................... A-1
Installng the Realtek HD Audo Drver .................................................................A-2
Software Confguraton .........................................................................................A-4
Hardware Setup .................................................................................................A-19
Appendx B Control Center ......................................................................... B-1
Actvatng Control Center .....................................................................................B-2
System Informaton ..............................................................................................B-3
Overclockng ........................................................................................................B-5
Green Power ........................................................................................................B-7
Appendx C Intel SATA RAID ..................................................................... C-1
Introducton ......................................................................................................... C-2
BIOS Confguraton ............................................................................................. C-3
Installng Drver ................................................................................................. C-10
Installng Software ............................................................................................. C-12
RAID Mgraton Instructons .............................................................................. C-16
Recovery Volume Creaton ............................................................................... C-23
Degraded RAID Array ....................................................................................... C-26
Appendx D JMcron RAID Introducton ...................................................... D-1
Introducton ......................................................................................................... D-2
JMcron RAID BIOS Utlty ................................................................................... D-3
Deletng RAID set ................................................................................................ D-7
Installng Drver ................................................................................................. D-11
JMcron RAID Confgurer .................................................................................. D-13
1-1-1
Thank you for choosng the P55-GD65 Seres (MS-
7583 v1.X) ATX manboard. The P55-GD65 Seres
manboards are based on Intel

P55 chpsets for optmal
system efcency. Desgned to ft the advanced Intel


Lynnfeld LGA1156 processor, the P55-GD65 Seres
delver a hgh performance and professonal desktop
platform soluton.
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MAlNBOARD SPEClFlCATlONS
Processor Support
Intel

Lynnfeld processor n the LGA1156 package
(For the latest nformaton about CPU, please vst http://www.ms.com/ndex.
php?func=cpuform2)
Base Clock
133 MHz
Chpset
Intel

P55 chpset
Memory Support
4 DDR3 DIMMs support DDR3 2133*(OC)/ 2000*(OC) /1600*(OC)/ 1333/ 1066
DRAM (16GB Max)
Supports Dual-Channel mode
*(For more nformaton on compatble components, please vst
http://www.ms.com/ndex.php?func=testreport)
LAN
Supports Dual LAN (10/100/1000) by Realtek

RTL8111DL
IEEE 1394 (optonal)
Chp ntegrated by VIA

VT6315N
Transfer rate s up to 400Mbps
Audo
Chp ntegrated by Realtek

ALC889 (True Blu-ray Audo) / ALC888S VC2


Flexble 8-channel audo wth jack sensng
Complant wth Azala 1.0 Spec
IDE
1 IDE port by JMcron

JMB363
Supports Ultra DMA 66/100/133 mode
Supports PIO, Bus Master operaton mode
SATA
6 SATAII (SATA1~6) ports by Intel

P55
1 SATAII (SATA7) port by JMcron

JMB363
1 ESATA/ USB Combo port (back panel) by JMcron

JMB363
Supports storage and data transfers at up to 3 Gb/s
RAID
SATA1~6 support Intel

Matrx Storage Technology (AHCI/ RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10) by Intel



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Connectors
Back panel
1 PS/2 keyboard port
1 PS/2 mouse port
1 Coaxal S/PDIF-out port
1 Optcal S/PDIF-out port
1 IEEE 1394 port (optonal)
7 USB 2.0 ports
1 ESATA/ USB Combo port
2 LAN ports
6 fexble audo ports
On-Board
3 USB 2.0 connectors
1 IEEE 1394 connector (optonal)
1 Chasss Intruson connector
1 CD-In connector
1 S/PDIF-Out connector
1 Front Panel Audo connector
1 TPM Module connector (optonal)
1 Power button
1 OC Gene button
2 Base clock control buttons
Slots
2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
f you ntend to nstall two expanson cards nto both PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 slots, these
two PCIE x16 lanes wll auto arrange from x16/ x0 to x8/ x8
1 PCI Express 2.0 x4 slot
2 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
2 PCI slots, support 3.3V/ 5V PCI bus Interface
Form Factor
ATX (30.5cm X 24.4 cm)
Mountng
9 mountng holes
If you need to purchase accessores and request the part numbers, you could search
the product web page and fnd detals on our web address below
http://www.ms.com/ndex.php

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MAlNBOARD LAYOUT
J1394_1
(optional)
JAUD1
JCD1
JSPDO1
JTPM1
(optional)
SYSFAN1
Intel
P55
JCOM1
JUSB3 JUSB2 JUSB1
JFP2
JFP1
PCI_E1
PCI_E2
PCI_E3
PCI_E4
PCI_E5
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Top : mouse
Bottom:keyboard
Top: LAN Jack
Bottom: USB ports
Top: LAN Jack
Bottom: USB ports
Top:
Bottom: USB ports
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Line-In
Line-Out
Mic
T:RS-Out
M:CS-Out
B:SS-Out
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MSI manboard MSI Drver/Utlty DVD SATA Cable (Optonal)
Power Cable USB Bracket (Optonal)
Standard Cable for
IDE Devces
CrossFreX Vdeo Lnk
Cable
PACKlNG CHECKLlST
* The pctures are for reference only and may vary from the packng contents of the
product you purchased.
SLI Vdeo Lnk Card
Back IO Sheld
Users Gude
2-2-1
Ths chapter provdes you wth the nformaton about
hardware setup procedures. Whle dong the nstalla-
ton, be careful n holdng the components and follow the
nstallaton procedures. For some components, f you
nstall n the wrong orentaton, the components wll not
work properly.
Use a grounded wrst strap before handlng computer
components. Statc electrcty may damage the compo-
nents.
Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
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Genie
QUlCK COMPONENTS GUlDE
Back Panel,
p.2-10
CPU, p.2-3
CPUFAN, p.2-14
DDR3, p.2-7
Base clock control
buttons, p.2-21
OC Gene, p.2-21
POWER1, p.2-9
POWER2, p.2-21
SYSFAN3, p.2-14
ATX1, p.2-9
V_Check Pont,
p.2-19
IDE1, p.2-12
SYSFAN2, p.2-14
FDD1, p.2-12
SATA1~7, p.2-13
JFP1, JFP2, p.2-15
JUSB1~3, p.2-16
JCOM1, p.2-14
JSPDO1, p.2-17
J1394_1, p.2-15
JCD1, p.2-16
JAUD1, p.2-17
PCI, p.2-27
JCI1, p.2-13
JTPM1, p.2-18
PCIE, p.2-22
SYSFAN1, p.2-14
JBAT1, p.2-20
Hardware Setup MS-7583
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Hardware Setup MS-7583
CPU (CENTRAL PROCESSlNG UNlT)
When you are nstallng the CPU, make sure to nstall the cooler to prevent overheatng.
If you do not have the CPU cooler, consult your dealer before turnng on the computer.
For the latest nformaton about CPU, please vst http://www.ms.com/ndex.
php?func=cpuform2
Important
Overheatng
Overheatng wll serously damage the CPU and system. Always make sure the coolng
fan can work properly to protect the CPU from overheatng. Make sure that you apply
an even layer of thermal paste (or thermal tape) between the CPU and the heatsnk to
enhance heat dsspaton.
Replacng the CPU
Whle replacng the CPU, always turn of the ATX power supply or unplug the power
supplys power cord from the grounded outlet frst to ensure the safety of CPU.
Overclockng
Ths manboard s desgned to support overclockng. However, please make sure your
components are able to tolerate such abnormal settng, whle dong overclockng. Any
attempt to operate beyond product specfcatons s not recommended. We do not guar-
antee the damages or rsks caused by nadequate operaton or beyond product spec-
fcatons.
Introducton to LGA 1156 CPU
The pn-pad sde of LGA 1156 CPU. The surface of LGA 1156 CPU. Remem-
ber to apply some thermal paste on t for
better heat dsperson.
Algnment Key
Yellow trangle s the Pn 1 ndcator
Algnment Key
Yellow trangle s the Pn 1 ndcator
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Hardware Setup MS-7583 Hardware Setup MS-7583
CPU & Cooler Installaton
When you are nstallng the CPU, make sure the CPU has a cooler attached on the top
to prevent overheatng. Meanwhle, do not forget to apply some thermal paste on CPU
before nstallng the heat snk/cooler fan for better heat dsperson.
Follow the steps below to nstall the CPU & cooler correctly. Wrong nstallaton wll
cause the damage of your CPU & manboard.
Open the load level. 1. Lft the load lever up to fully open
poston
2.
The CPU socket has a plastc cap on
t to protect the contact from damage.
Before you nstall CPU, always cover
t to protect the socket pn. Romove
the cap (as the arrow shows).
3. After confrmng the CPU drecton for
correct matng, put down the CPU n
the socket housng frame. Be sure to
grasp on the edge of the CPU base.
Note that the algnment keys are
matched.
4.
Algnment Key
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Vsually nspect f the CPU s seated
well nto the socket. If not, take out
the CPU wth pure vertcal moton
and renstall.
5. Engage the load lever whle pressng
down lghtly onto the load plate.
6.
Secure the lever near the hook end
under the retenton tab.
7. Make sure the four hooks are n por-
per poston before you nstall the
cooler.
8.
Important
Confrm f your CPU cooler s frmly nstalled before turnng on your system.
Do not touch the CPU socket pns to avod damagng.

Algnment Key
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Manboard
Hook
Important
Read the CPU status n BIOS.
Whenever CPU s not nstalled, always protect your CPU socket pn wth the plastc
cap covered (shown n Fgure 1) to avod damagng.
Manboard photos shown n ths secton are for demonstraton of the CPU/ cooler n-
stallaton only. The appearance of your manboard may vary dependng on the model
you purchase.
Please refer to the documentaton n the CPU fan package for more detals about the
CPU fan nstallaton.

Algn the holes on the manboard wth


the heatsnk. Push down the cooler
untl ts four clps get wedged nto the
holes of the manboard.
9. Press the four hooks down to fasten
the cooler.
10.
Turn over the manboard to confrm
that the clp-ends are correctly n-
serted.
11. Fnally, attach the CPU Fan cable to
the CPU fan connector on the man-
board.
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Hardware Setup MS-7583
MEMORY
These DIMM slots are used for nstallng memory modules. For more nformaton on
compatble components, please vst http://www.ms.com/ndex.php?func=testreport
DDR3
240-pn, 1.5V
48x2=96 pn 72x2=144 pn
Memory Populaton Rule
Please refer to the followng llustratons for memory populaton rules.
Dual-Channel mode Populaton Rule
In Dual-Channel mode, the memory modules can transmt and receve data wth two
data bus lnes smultaneously. Enablng Dual-Channel mode can enhance the system
performance. The followng llustratons explan the populaton rules for Dual-Channel
mode.

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DIMM1
DIMM4
DIMM3


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DIMM1
DIMM4
DIMM3
Important
DDR3 memory modules are not nterchangeable wth DDR2 and the DDR3 standard
s not backwards compatble. You should always nstall DDR3 memory modules n
the DDR3 DIMM slots.
In Dual-Channel mode, make sure that you nstall memory modules of the same type
and densty n dferent channel DIMM slots.
To enable successful system boot-up (Lynnfeld CPU especally), always nsert the
memory modules nto the DIMM1 frst.
Due to the chpset resource deployment, the system densty wll only be detected up
to 15+GB (not full 16GB) when each DIMM s nstalled wth a 4GB memory module.

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Installng Memory Modules
The memory module has only one notch on the center and wll only ft n the rght
orentaton.
Insert the memory module vertcally nto the DIMM slot. Then push t n untl the
golden fnger on the memory module s deeply nserted n the DIMM slot. The plastc
clp at each sde of the DIMM slot wll automatcally close when the memory module
s properly seated.
Manually check f the memory module has been locked n place by the DIMM slot
clps at the sdes.
Notch
Volt
Important
You can barely see the golden fnger f the memory module s properly nserted n the
DIMM slot.
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POWER SUPPLY
ATX 24-pn Power Connector: ATX1
Ths connector allows you to connect an ATX 24-pn power supply. To connect the ATX
24-pn power supply, make sure the plug of the power supply s nserted n the proper
orentaton and the pns are algned. Then push down the power supply frmly nto the
connector.
You may use the 20-pn ATX power supply as you lke. If youd lke to use the 20-pn
ATX power supply, please plug your power supply along wth pn 1 & pn 13.
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Ths connector s used to provde 12V power output to the CPU.
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Make sure that all the connectors are connected to proper ATX power supples to
ensure stable operaton of the manboard.
Power supply of 400 watts (and above) s hghly recommended for system stablty.
ATX 12V power connecton should be greater than 18A.

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Hardware Setup MS-7583 Hardware Setup MS-7583
BACK PANEL
Mouse/Keyboard
The standard PS/2

mouse/keyboard DIN connector s for a PS/2

mouse/keyboard.
Coaxal S/PDIF-Out
Ths SPDIF (Sony & Phlps Dgtal Interconnect Format) connector s provded for dgtal
audo transmsson to external speakers through a coaxal cable.
Optcal S/PDIF-Out
Ths SPDIF (Sony & Phlps Dgtal Interconnect Format) connector s provded for dgtal
audo transmsson to external speakers through an optcal fber cable.
1394 Port (optonal)
The IEEE1394 port on the back panel provdes connecton to IEEE1394 devces.
USB Port
The USB (Unversal Seral Bus) port s for attachng USB devces such as keyboard,
mouse, or other USB-compatble devces.
ESATA/USB Combo Port
The ESATA/USB combo port s for attachng the ESATA external hard drve or USB
devce.

Mouse
(optonal)
1394 Port
USB Port
LAN
Lne-In
Lne-Out
Mc
RS-Out
CS-Out
SS-Out
USB Port ESATA/ USB
Combo Port
USB Port Keyboard
Coaxal
S/PDIF-Out
Optcal
S/PDIF-Out
USB Port
LAN
Hardware Setup MS-7583
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Hardware Setup MS-7583
LAN
The standard RJ-45 LAN jack s for connecton to
the Local Area Network (LAN). You can connect a
network cable to t.
LED Color LED State Condton
Left Yellow Of LAN lnk s not establshed.
On(Steady state) LAN lnk s establshed.
On(brghter & pulsng) The computer s communcatng wth another computer on the LAN.
Rght Green Of 10 Mbts/sec data rate s selected.
On 100 Mbts/sec data rate s selected.
Orange On 1000 Mbts/sec data rate s selected.
Audo Ports
These audo connectors are used for audo devces. It s easy to dferentate between
audo efects accordng to the color of audo jacks.
Lne-In (Blue) - Lne In, s used for external CD player, tape-player or other
audo devces.
Lne-Out (Green) - Lne Out, s a connector for speakers or headphones.
Mc (Pnk) - Mc, s a connector for mcrophones.
RS-Out (Black) - Rear-Surround Out n 4/ 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
CS-Out (Orange) - Center/ Subwoofer Out n 5.1/ 7.1 channel mode.
SS-Out (Gray) - Sde-Surround Out 7.1 channel mode.

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CONNECTORS
Floppy Dsk Drve Connector: FDD1
Ths connector supports 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB or 2.88MB foppy dsk drve.
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3 1/2" F l oppy Di sk Dri ve Connector
3 1/2" F l oppy Di sk Dr i ve Connector
5 1/4" F l oppy
Di sk Dr i ve Connector
IDE Connector: IDE1
Ths connector supports IDE hard dsk drves, optcal dsk drves and other IDE de-
vces.
CD-ROM
MSI
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3 1/ 2" F l oppy Di sk Dr i ve Connector
3 1/ 2" Fl oppy Di sk Dr i ve Connect or
Important
If you nstall two IDE devces on the same cable, you must confgure the drves sepa-
rately to master / slave mode by settng jumpers. Refer to IDE devces documentaton
suppled by the vendors for jumper settng nstructons.
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Seral ATA Connector: SATA1~7
Ths connector s a hgh-speed Seral ATA nterface port. Each connector can connect
to one Seral ATA devce.
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SATA5_6
SATA3_4
SATA1_2
SATA7
SATA1~6 supported by Intel P55
SATA7 supported by JMcron JMB363
Important
Please do not fold the Seral ATA cable nto 90-degree angle. Otherwse, data loss may
occur durng transmsson.
Chasss Intruson Connector: JCI1
Ths connector connects to the chasss ntruson swtch cable. If the chasss s opened,
the chasss ntruson mechansm wll be actvated. The system wll record ths status
and show a warnng message on the screen. To clear the warnng, you must enter the
BIOS utlty and clear the record.
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Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN,SYSFAN1~3
The fan power connectors support system coolng fan wth +12V. When connectng the
wre to the connectors, always note that the red wre s the postve and should be con-
nected to the +12V; the black wre s Ground and should be connected to GND. If the
manboard has a System Hardware Montor chpset on-board, you must use a specally
desgned fan wth speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control.
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Important
Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at processors ofcal webste or consult
the vendors for proper CPU coolng fan.
CPUFAN support Smart fan control. You can nstall Control Center utlty that wll
automatcally control the CPUFAN speeds accordng to the actual CPUFAN tem-
peratures.
Fan cooler set wth 3 or 4 pns power connector are both avalable for CPUFAN.

Seral Port Connector: JCOM1


Ths connector s a 16550A hgh speed communcaton port that sends/receves 16
bytes FIFOs. You can attach a seral devce.
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Front Panel Connectors: JFP1, JFP2
These connectors are for electrcal connecton to the front panel swtches and LEDs.
The JFP1 s complant wth Intel

Front Panel I/O Connectvty Desgn Gude.
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IEEE1394 Connector: J1394_1 (Optonal)
Ths connector allows you to connect the IEEE1394 devce va an optonal IEEE1394
bracket.
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Front USB Connector: JUSB1 / JUSB2 / JUSB3
Ths connector, complant wth Intel

I/O Connectvty Desgn Gude, s deal for con-
nectng hgh-speed USB nterface perpherals such as USB HDD, dgtal cameras, MP3
players, prnters, modems and the lke.
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Important
Note that the pns of VCC and GND must be connected correctly to avod possble
damage.
CD-In Connector: JCD1
Ths connector s provded for external audo nput.
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S/PDIF-Out Connector: JSPDO1
Ths connector s used to connect S/PDIF (Sony & Phlps Dgtal Interconnect Format)
nterface for dgtal audo transmsson.
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Front Panel Audo Connector: JAUD1
Ths connector allows you to connect the front panel audo and s complant wth Intel

Front Panel I/O Connectvty Desgn Gude.
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TPM Module connector: JTPM1 (optonal)
Ths connector connects to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) module (optonal). Please
refer to the TPM securty platform manual for more detals and usages.
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Voltage Check Pont: V_Check Pont
Ths voltage check pont set s used to measure the current CPU/ CPU_VTT/ DDR/
PCH voltage.
CPU
CPU_VTT
DDR
PCH
GND
GND
CPU GND
CPU voltage: measure the current CPU voltage
wth CPU pont and GND pont by usng a mul-
tmeter.
CPU_VTT GND
CPU_VTT voltage: measure the current CPU_
VTT voltage wth CPU_VTT pont and GND
pont by usng a multmeter.
DDR GND
DDR voltage: measure the current DDR voltage
wth DDR pont and GND pont by usng a mul-
tmeter.
PCH GND
PCH voltage: measure the current PCH voltage
wth PCH pont and GND pont by usng a mul-
tmeter.
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JUMPERS
Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1
There s a CMOS RAM onboard that has a power supply from an external battery to keep
the data of system confguraton. Wth the CMOS RAM, the system can automatcally
boot OS every tme t s turned on. If you want to clear the system confguraton, set the
jumper to clear data.
Important
You can clear CMOS by shortng 2-3 pn whle the system s of. Then return to 1-
2 pn poston. Avod clearng the CMOS whle the system s on; t wll damage the
manboard.
JBAT1 Keep Data Clear Data
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BUTTON
The motherboard provdes the followng buttons for you to set the computers functon.
Ths secton wll explan how to change your motherboards functon through the use of
button.
OC Gene Button: OC Gene
Ths button s used to auto-overclock for the system. Press ths button whle the system
s n shut-down status, and the system wll automatcally detect the optmum values to
overclock the system when reboot. To dsable the auto-overclock functon, please press
the button agan, and the system wll restore the default for next reboot.
Important
Please nstall the DDR3 1333 and up memory and equp better heat snk/ cooler wth
OC Gene functon.
We do not guarantee the OC Gene overclockng range and the damages or rsks
caused by the OC Gene overclockng behavor.
Power On Button: POWER2
Ths button s used to turn-on or turn-of the system. Press the button to turn-on or turn-
of the system.
Base Clock Control Buttons: Plus, Mnus
Ths button s used to ncrease or decrease the Base clock frequency. Pressng the
Plus/ Mnus button once wll ncrease/ decrease the Base clock frequency 1 MHz when
the system s n regular operaton state.
Plus button Mnus button
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SLOTS
PCIE (Perpheral Component Interconnect Express) Slot
The PCI Express slot supports the PCI Express nterface expanson card.
PCI Express x16 Slot
PCI Express x1 Slot
PCI Express x4 Slot
Important
When addng or removng expanson cards, make sure that you unplug the power sup-
ply frst. Meanwhle, read the documentaton for the expanson card to confgure any
necessary hardware or software settngs for the expanson card, such as jumpers,
swtches or BIOS confguraton.
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Important
Manboard photos shown n ths secton are for demonstraton only. The appearance
of your manboard may vary dependng on the model you purchase.
If you ntend to nstall TWO graphcs cards for CrossFreX
TM
mode, make sure that
these two graphcs cards are of the same brand.
Make sure that you connect an adequate power supply to the power connector on the
graphcs card to ensure stable operaton of the graphcs card.
Only Wndows

XP wth Servce Pack 2 (SP2)& Wndows

XP Professonal x64 Ed-


ton & Wndows

Vsta support the CrossFreX


TM
functon.

ATI CrossFreX
TM
(Mult-GPU) Technology
ATI CrossFreX
TM
s the ultmate mult-GPU performance gamng platform. Enablng
game-domnatng power, ATI CrossFreX
TM
technology enables two dscrete graphcs
processors to work together to mprove system performance. ATI CrossFreX
TM
technol-
ogy allows you to expand your systems graphcs capabltes. It allows you the ablty to
scale your systems graphcs horsepower as you need t, supportng two ATI Radeon
TM

HD graphcs cards, makng ths the most scalable gamng platform ever. The manboard
can auto detect the CrossFreX
TM
mode by software, therefore you dont have to enable
the CrossFreX
TM
n BIOS by yourself. The followng detals the CrossFreX
TM
nstalla-
ton.
Install one ATI Radeon
TM
HD graphcs card n frst PCIE x16 slot , then nstall one
ATI Radeon
TM
HD graphcs card n second PCIE x16 slot.
Wth two cards nstalled, an CrossFreX
TM
Vdeo Lnk cable s requred to connect
the golden fngers on the top of these two graphcs cards (refer to the pcture be-
low). Please note that although you have nstalled two graphcs cards, only the
vdeo outputs on the graphcs card nstalled n frst PCIE x16 slot wll work. Hence,
you only need to connect a montor to ths graphcs card.
1.
2.
CrossFreX
TM
Vdeo Lnk cable
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When all of the hardware and software has been properly set up and nstalled, re-
boot the system. After enterng the O.S., clck the Catalyst
TM
Control Center con
on the desktop. There s a settng n the Catalyst
TM
Control Center that needs to be
enabled for CrossFreX
TM
to operate. The followng aspect appears n Catalyst
TM
Control Center:
3.
Select the Advanced Vew
from the vew drop menu.
Important
A CrossFreX
TM
system has four possble dsplay modes:
SuperTlng
Scssor Mode
Alternate Frame Renderng
Super Ant-alasng.
for more detals, please consult the graphcs card manual from the manufacturer.

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NVIDIA

SLI Technology (Optonal)


NVIDIA

SLI (Scalable Lnk Interface) technology allows two GPUs to run n tandem
wthn a system to acheve up to twce the performance of a sngle graphcs card. To ut-
lze ths technology, the two GPU cards must be connected by an SLI Vdeo Lnk card.
SLI Vdeo Lnk Card
If you ntend to use the SLI mode for better graphcs performance, please refer to the
followng nstructons.
Install two graphcs cards on PCI Express x16 slots. Wth two cards nstalled, an SLI
Vdeo Lnk Card s requred to connect the golden fngers on the top of these two
graphcs cards (refer to the pcture below). Please note that although you have n-
stalled two graphcs cards, only the vdeo outputs on the frst card wll work. Hence,
you only need to connect a montor to the frst PCI Express card.
1.
SLI Vdeo Lnk Card
Important
The photos shown n ths secton are for demonstraton only. The appearance of your
manboard may vary dependng on the model you purchase.
If you ntend to nstall TWO x16 graphcs cards, make sure that these two graphcs
cards are of the same brand and specfcatons.
Make sure that you connect an adequate power supply to the power connector on the
graphcs card to ensure stable operaton of the graphcs card.

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Check the box
Important
If you want to remove one graphcs card and qut the SLI functon, make sure the Mul-
tGPU functon s dsabled.
After the hardware nstallaton s completed, restart the system and nstall the NV
SLI drver/utlty. A confguraton panel wll be provded for Mult-GPU control. Check
the Enable mult-GPU box to enable the SLI functon for the onboard graphcs cards
(concernng the detals of mult-GPU settngs, please refer to your graphcs card
manual).
2.
Restart your system and a pop-up message wll show n the system tray confrmng
the Mult-GPU has been enabled.
3.
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PCI (Perpheral Component Interconnect) Slot
The PCI slot supports LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other add-on cards that
comply wth PCI specfcatons.
32-bt PCI Slot
Important
When addng or removng expanson cards, make sure that you unplug the power sup-
ply frst. Meanwhle, read the documentaton for the expanson card to confgure any
necessary hardware or software settngs for the expanson card, such as jumpers,
swtches or BIOS confguraton.
PCI Interrupt Request Routng
The IRQ, acronym of nterrupt request lne and pronounced I-R-Q, are hardware lnes
over whch devces can send nterrupt sgnals to the mcroprocessor. The PCI IRQ pns
are typcally connected to the PCI bus pns as follows:
Order1 Order2 Order3 Order4
PCI Slot1 INT E# INT F# INT G# INT H#
PCI Slot2 INT F# INT G# INT H# INT E#
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OC
Genie
LED STATUS lNDlCATORS
APS LEDs
These APS (Actve Phase Swtchng) LEDs ndcate the current CPU power phase
mode. Follow the nstructons
below to read.
: ON, : OFF
6 of the LEDs wll lght blue when CPU s n 6 phase power mode.
5 of the LEDs wll lght blue when CPU s n 5 phase power mode.
4 of the LEDs wll lght blue when CPU s n 4 phase power mode.
3 of the LEDs wll lght blue when CPU s n 3 phase power mode.
2 of the LEDs wll lght blue when CPU s n 2 phase power mode.
1 of the LEDs wll lght blue when CPU s n 1 phase power mode.
APS LEDs
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Ths chapter provdes nformaton on the BIOS Setup
program and allows you to confgure the system for op-
tmum use.
You may need to run the Setup program when:
An error message appears on the screen durng
the system bootng up, and requests you to run
SETUP.
You want to change the default settngs for cus-
tomzed features.

Chapter 3
BIOS Setup
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ENTERlNG SETUP
Power on the computer and the system wll start POST (Power On Self Test) process.
When the message below appears on the screen, press <DEL> key to enter Setup.
Press DEL to enter SETUP
If the message dsappears before you respond and you stll wsh to enter Setup, restart
the system by turnng t OFF and On or pressng the RESET button. You may also re-
start the system by smultaneously pressng <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Delete> keys.
Important
The tems under each BIOS category descrbed n ths chapter are under contnuous
update for better system performance. Therefore, the descrpton may be slghtly df-
ferent from the latest BIOS and should be held for reference only.
Upon boot-up, the 1st lne appearng after the memory count s the BIOS verson. It s
usually n the format:
A7583IMS V1.0 062009 where:

1st dgt refers to BIOS maker as A = AMI, W = AWARD, and P = PHOENIX.
2nd - 5th dgt refers to the model number.
6th dgt refers to the chpset as I = Intel, N = NVIDIA, A = AMD and V = VIA.
7th - 8th dgt refers to the customer as MS = all standard customers.
V1.0 refers to the BIOS verson.
062009 refers to the date ths BIOS was released.

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Control Keys
<> Move to the prevous tem
<> Move to the next tem
<> Move to the tem n the left hand
<> Move to the tem n the rght hand
<Enter> Select the tem
<Esc> Jumps to the Ext menu or returns to the man menu from a submenu
<+/PU> Increase the numerc value or make changes
<-/PD> Decrease the numerc value or make changes
<F1> General Help
<F4> Enter the CPU Spec. menu, and read the CPU nformaton
<F5> Enter the Memory-Z menu, and read the memory nformaton
<F6> Load Optmzed Defaults
<F8> Load Fal-Safe Defaults
<F10> Save all the CMOS changes and ext
Gettng Help
After enterng the Setup menu, the frst menu you wll see s the Man Menu.
Man Menu
The man menu lsts the setup functons you can make changes to. You can use the
arrow keys ( ) to select the tem. The on-lne descrpton of the hghlghted setup
functon s dsplayed at the bottom of the screen.
Sub-Menu
If you fnd a rght ponter symbol (as shown n the rght vew) ap-
pears to the left of certan felds that means a sub-menu can be
launched from ths feld. A sub-menu contans addtonal optons
for a feld parameter. You can use arrow keys ( ) to hghlght
the feld and press <Enter> to call up the sub-menu. Then you can use the control keys
to enter values and move from feld to feld wthn a sub-menu. If you want to return to
the man menu, just press the <Esc >.
General Help <F1>
The BIOS setup program provdes a General Help screen. You can call up ths screen
from any menu by smply pressng <F1>. The Help screen lsts the approprate keys to
use and the possble selectons for the hghlghted tem. Press <Esc> to ext the Help
screen.
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THE MAlN MENU
Standard CMOS Features
Use ths menu for basc system confguratons, such as tme, date etc.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use ths menu to setup the tems of the BIOS specal enhanced features.
Integrated Perpherals
Use ths menu to specfy your settngs for ntegrated perpherals.
Power Management Setup
Use ths menu to specfy your settngs for power management.
H/W Montor
Ths entry shows your PC health status.
Green Power
Use ths menu to specfy the power phase.
BIOS Settng Password
Use ths menu to set the password for BIOS.
Cell Menu
Use ths menu to specfy your settngs for frequency/voltage control and overclockng.

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M-Flash
Use ths menu to read/ fash the BIOS from storage drve (FAT/ FAT32 format only).
Overclockng Profle
Use ths menu to save/ load your settngs to/ from CMOS for BIOS.
Load Fal-Safe Defaults
Use ths menu to load the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system
performance.
Load Optmzed Defaults
Use ths menu to load the default values set by the manboard manufacturer specfcally
for optmal performance of the manboard.
Save & Ext Setup
Save changes to CMOS and ext setup.
Ext Wthout Savng
Abandon all changes and ext setup.

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STANDARD CMOS FEATURES
The tems n Standard CMOS Features Menu nclude some basc setup tems. Use the
arrow keys to hghlght the tem and then use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select the
value you want n each tem.
Date (MM:DD:YY)
Ths allows you to set the system to the date that you want (usually the current date).
The format s <day><month> <date> <year>.
[day] Day of the week, from Sun to Sat, determned by BIOS. Read-
only.
[month] The month from Jan. through Dec.
[date] The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numerc functon keys.
[year] The year can be adjusted by users.
Tme (HH:MM:SS)
Ths allows you to set the system tme that you want (usually the current tme). The tme
format s <hour> <mnute> <second>.

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IDE Prmary Master/ Slave, SATA1~7 & E-SATA1
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the followng screen appears:
Devce / Vendor / Sze
It wll show the devce nformaton that you connected to the IDE/ SATA/ ESATA
connector.
Important
IDE Prmary Master/ Slave, SATA1~7 & E-SATA1 are appearng when you connect the
HD devces to the IDE/ SATA connectors on the manboard.
Floppy Drve A
Ths tem allows you to set the type of foppy drves nstalled.
Hold on
The settng determnes whether the system wll stop of an error s detected at boot.
When the system stops of the errors preset, t wll halt on for 15 seconds and then au-
tomatcally resume ts operaton. Avalable optons are:
[All Error] The system stops when any error s detected.
[No Error] The system doesnt stop for any detected error.
System Informaton
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu, and the followng screen appears.
Ths sub-menu shows the CPU nformaton, BIOS verson and memory status of your
system (read only).

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ADVANCED BlOS FEATURES
Boot Sequence
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ --- Boot Devce
These tems allow you to set the frst/ second/ thrd boot devce where BIOS at-
tempts to load the dsk operatng system.
Boot From Other Devce
Settng the opton to [Yes] allows the system to try to boot from other devce, f the
system fals to boot from 1st boot devce.
BIOS Flash Protecton
Ths functon protects the BIOS from accdental corrupton by unauthorzed users or
computer vruses. When enabled, the BIOS data cannot be changed when attempt-
ng to update the BIOS wth a Flash utlty. To successfully update the BIOS, you wll
need to dsable ths Flash BIOS Protecton functon. You should enable ths functon
at all tmes. The only tme when you need to dsable t s when you want to update the
BIOS. After updatng the BIOS, you should mmedately re-enable t to protect t aganst
vruses.
Full Screen Logo Dsplay
Ths tem enables ths system to show the company logo on the boot-up screen. Set-
tngs are:
[Enabled] Shows a stll mage (logo) on the full screen at boot.
[Dsabled] Shows the POST messages at boot.

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Quck Bootng
Settng the tem to [Enabled] allows the system to boot wthn 10 seconds snce t wll
skp some check tems.
Boot Up Num-Lock LED
Ths settng s to set the Num Lock status when the system s powered on. Settng to
[On] wll turn on the Num Lock key when the system s powered on. Settng to [Of] wll
allow users to use the arrow keys on the numerc keypad.
IOAPIC Functon
Ths feld s used to enable or dsable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt
Controller). Due to complance wth PC2001 desgn gude, the system s able to run n
APIC mode. Enablng APIC mode wll expand avalable IRQ resources for the system.
MPS Table Verson
Ths feld allows you to select whch MPS (Mult-Processor Specfcaton) verson to be
used for the operatng system. You need to select the MPS verson supported by your
operatng system. To fnd out whch verson to use, consult the vendor of your operatng
system.
Prmary Graphcs Adapter
Ths settng specfes whch graphc card s your prmary graphcs adapter.
PCI Latency Tmer
Ths tem controls how long each PCI devce can hold the bus before another takes
over. When set to hgher values, every PCI devce can conduct transactons for a longer
tme and thus mprove the efectve PCI bandwdth. For better PCI performance, you
should set the tem to hgher values.
HPET
The HPET (Hgh Precson Event Tmers) s a component that s part of the chpset. You
can to enable t, and wll provde you wth the means to get to t va the varous ACPI
methods.
TCG/TPM SUPPORT
Settng the opton to [Yes] enables TPM (Trusted Platform Module) for the system.

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lNTEGRATED PERlPHERALS
USB Controller
Ths settng allows you to enable/dsable the onboard USB controller.
USB Devce Legacy Support
Select [Enabled] f you need to use a USB-nterfaced devce n the operatng system.
Onboard LAN Controller
Ths settng allows you to enable/dsable the onboard LAN controller.
LAN Opton ROM
Ths tem s used to decde whether to nvoke the Boot ROM of the onboard LAN.
Onboard 2nd LAN Controller
Ths settng allows you to enable/dsable the onboard 2nd LAN controller.
Onboard IEEE1394 Controller (optonal)
Ths tem allows you to enable/dsable the onboard IEEE1394 controller.
Extra RAID/ IDE Controller
Ths tem allows you to enable/dsable the onboard extra RAID/ IDE controller.
HD Audo Controller
Ths settng s used to enable/dsable the onboard audo controller.

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On-Chp ATA Devces
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the followng screen appears:
PCI IDE BusMaster
Ths tem allows you to enable/ dsable BIOS to used PCI busmasterng for readng/
wrtng to IDE drves.
On-Chp SATA Controller
Ths tem allows users to enable or dsable the on-chp SATA controller.
RAID Mode
Ths tem s used to select mode for on-chp SATA connectors.
I/O Devces
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the followng screen appears:
COM Port 1
Select an address and correspondng nterrupt for the seral port.

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POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
Important
S3-related functons descrbed n ths secton are avalable only when the BIOS sup-
ports S3 sleep mode.
ACPI Functon
Ths tem s to actvate the ACPI (Advanced Confguraton and Power Management
Interface) Functon. If your operatng system s ACPI-aware, such as Wndows 98SE/
2000/ ME/ XP, select [Enabled].
ACPI Standby State
Ths tem specfes the power savng modes for ACPI functon. If your operatng system
supports ACPI, such as Wndows 2000/ XP, you can choose to enter the Standby mode
n S1(POS) or S3(STR) fashon through the settng of ths feld. Settngs are:
[S1] The S1 sleep mode s a low power state. In ths state, no system
context s lost (CPU or chpset) and hardware mantans all sys-
tems context.
[S3] The S3 sleep mode s a lower power state where the n formaton of
system confguraton and open applcatons/fles s saved to man
memory that remans powered whle most other hardware compo-
nents turn of to save energy. The nformaton stored n memory wll
be used to restore the system when a wake up event occurs.

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Power LED
When ACPI Standby State s set to [S3], ths tem wll avalable. Ths tem confgures
how the system uses power LED on the case to ndcate the sleep/suspend state. Aval-
able optons are:
[Sngle] The power LED turns of durng the sleep/suspend mode.
[Dual] The power LED changes ts color to ndcate the sleep/suspend
state.
[Blnkng] The power LED blnks to ndcate the sleep/suspend state.
Restore On AC Power Loss
Ths tem specfes whether your system wll reboot after a power falure or nterrupt
occurs. Settngs are:
[Of] Always leaves the computer n the power of state.
[On] Always leaves the computer n the power on state.
[Last State] Restore the system to the status before power falure or nterrupt
occurred.
Wake Up Event Setup
Press <Enter> and the followng sub-menu appears.
Wake up Event By
Settng to [BIOS] actvates the followng felds, and use the followng felds to set the
wake up events. Settng to [OS], the wake up events wll be defned by OS.
Resume From S3 By USB Devce
The tem allows the actvty of the USB devce to wake up the system from S3 (Sus-
pend to RAM) sleep state.
Resume From S3 By PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse
These tems determne whether the system wll be awakened from what power sav-
ng modes when nput sgnal of the PS/2 keyboard/ mouse s detected.
Hot Key
When the Rusume From S3 By PS/2 Keyboard s set to [Hot Key], ths tem wll aval-
able. Ths tem allows you to set the hot key to resume from keyboard.
Resume By PCI Devce (PME#)
When set to [Enabled], the feature allows your system to be awakened from the
power savng modes through any event on PME (Power Management Event).

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Resume By PCI-E Devce
When set to [Enabled], the feature allows your system to be awakened from the
power savng modes through any event on PCIE devce.
Resume By Onboard LAN
When set to [Enabled], the feature allows your system to be awakened from the
power savng modes through any event on onboard LAN devce.
Resume By RTC Alarm
The feld s used to enable or dsable the feature of bootng up the system on a
scheduled tme/date.
Date/Tme (HH:MM:SS)
If Resume By RTC Alarm s set to [Enabled], the system wll automatcally resume
(boot up) on a specfc date/hour/mnute/second specfed n these felds (usng the
<+> and <-> to select the date & tme settngs). Avalable settngs for each tem
are:
[Date] 01 ~ 31, Every Day
[Tme (HH:MM:SS)] 00 ~ 23 : 00 ~ 59 : 00 ~ 59

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H/W MONlTOR
Chasss Intruson
The feld enables or dsables the feature of recordng the chasss ntruson status and
ssung a warnng message f the chasss s once opened. To clear the warnng mes-
sage, set the feld to [Reset]. The settng of the feld wll automatcally return to [Enabled]
later.
CPU Smart FAN Target
The manboard provdes the Smart Fan functon whch can control the CPU fan speed
automatcally dependng on the current temperature to keep t wth n a specfc range.
You can enable a fan target value here. If the current CPU fan temperature reaches to
the target value, the smart fan functon wll be actvated. It provdes several sectons to
speed up for coolng down automatcally.
CPU Mn.FAN speed(%)
Ths tem wll be hdden when CPU Smart FAN Target sets to [Dsabled]. Ths tem al-
lows users to select the percentage of mnmum speed lmt for the CPU fan.
SYS FAN 1/ 2 Control
These tems allow users to select how percentage of speed for the SYSFAN1/ 2.
PC Health Status
CPU/ System Temperature, CPU FAN/ SYS FAN 1/ 2 Speed, CPU Vcore, 3.3V,
5V, 12V
These tems dsplay the current status of all of the montored hardware devces/com-
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GREEN POWER
CPU Phase Control
When set to [Auto], the hardware wll auto adjust the CPU power phase accordng to the
loadng of CPU to reach the best power savng functon.
Manboard LED Control
Ths tem s used to turn on (Auto)/ turn of (Dsabled) the power phase LEDs of the
manboard.

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BlOS SETTlNG PASSWORD
When you select ths functon, a message as below wll appear on the screen:
U-Key
Ths tem s used to enable/ dsable USB drver devce as a key.
Make U-Key at
Ths tem s used to specfy the USB drver devce as a key.
Change Supervsor Password
Ths tem s used to set the supervsor password.
Change User Password
Ths tem s used to set the user password.

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Important
Type the password, up to eght characters n length, and press <Enter>. The password
typed now wll replace any prevously set password. You wll be prompted to confrm the
password. Retype the password and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort
the selecton and not enter a password.
To clear a set password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the pass-
word. A message wll show up confrmng the password wll be dsabled. Once the
password s dsabled, the system wll boot and you can enter Setup wthout enterng
any password.
When a password has been set, you wll be prompted to enter t every tme you try to
enter Setup/ System. Ths prevents an unauthorzed person from changng any part of
your system confguraton.
About Supervsor Password & User Password:
Supervsor password: Can enter and change the settngs of the setup menu.
User password: Can only enter but do not have the rght to change the settngs of the
setup menu.
User Access Level
Ths tem s used to lmt the user access level.
Passwrod Check
Ths specfes the type of BIOS password protecton that s mplemented. Settngs are
descrbed below:
Opton Descrpton
[BIOS] The password prompt appears only when end users try to run Setup.
[System] A password prompt appears every tme when the computer s powered
on or when end users try to run Setup.
Save Supervsor Password to
Ths tem s used to assgn a place to save the supervsor password.

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CELL MENU
Important
Change these settngs only f you are famlar wth the chpset.
Current CPU / DRAM / QPI Frequency
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CPU Specfcatons
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the followng screen appears. Ths submenu
shows the nformaton of nstalled CPU.
CPU Technology Support
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. In ths sub-menu, t shows the nstalled CPU
technologes. Read only.
CPU Feature
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the followng screen appears:
Intel EIST
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology allows you to set the performance level
of the mcroprocessor whether the computer s runnng on battery or AC power. Ths
feld wll appear after you nstalled the CPU whch supports speedstep technology.
Intel C-STATE
C-state s a power management state that sgnfcantly reduces the power of the
processor durng dle. Ths feld wll appear after you nstalled the CPU whch sup-
ports c-state technology.

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Hyper-Threadng Functon
The processor uses Hyper-Threadng technology to ncrease transacton rates and
reduces end-user response tmes. The technology treats the two cores nsde the
processor as two logcal processors that can execute nstructons smultaneously. In
ths way, the system performance s hghly mproved. If you dsable the functon, the
processor wll use only one core to execute the nstructons. Please dsable ths tem
f your operatng system doesnt support HT Functon, or unrelablty and nstablty
may occur.
Important
Enablng the functonalty of Hyper-Threadng Technology for your computer system
requres ALL of the followng platform Components:
CPU: An Intel

Processor wth HT Technology;
Chpset: An Intel

Chpset that supports HT Technology;
BIOS: A BIOS that supports HT Technology and has t enabled;
OS: An operatng system that supports HT Technology.
For more nformaton on Hyper-threadng Technology, go to:
http://www.ntel.com/products/ht/hyperthreadng_more.htm
Execute Bt Support
Intels Execute Dsable Bt functonalty can prevent certan classes of malcous
bufer overfow attacks when combned wth a supportng operatng system. Ths
functonalty allows the processor to classfy areas n memory by where applcaton
code can execute and where t cannot. When a malcous worm attempts to nsert
code n the bufer, the processor dsables code executon, preventng damage or
worm propagaton.
Set Lmt CPUID MaxVal to 3
The Max CPUID Value Lmt s desgned lmt the lsted speed of the processor to
older operatng systems.
Intel Vrtualzaton Tech
Ths tem s used to enable/dsable the Intel Vrtualzaton technology. For further
nformaton please refer to Intels ofcal webste.
Intel EIST
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology allows you to set the performance level of
the mcroprocessor whether the computer s runnng on battery or AC power. Ths feld
wll appear after you nstalled the CPU whch supports speedstep technology.
C1E Support
To enable ths tem to read the CPU power consumpton whle dle. Not all processors
support Enhanced Halt state (C1E).
Intel Turbo Boost
Ths tem wll appear when you nstall a CPU wth Intel Turbo Boost technology. Ths
tem s used to enable/ dsable Intel Turbo Boost technology. It can scale processor
frequency hgher dynamcally when applcatons demand more performance and TDP
headroom exsts. It also can delver seamless power scalablty (Dynamcally scale up,
Speed-Step Down). It s the Intel newly technology wthn 5/ 7 CPU.

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Adjust CPU Base Frequency (MHz)
Ths tem allows you to set the CPU Base clock (n MHz). You may overclock the CPU
by adjustng ths value. Please note the overclockng behavor s not guaranteed.
OC Steppng
Ths tem wll be enabled after you set the overclockng frequency n the Adjust CPU
Base Frequency (MHz). And the followng tems wll appear. Ths tems wll help the
system to overclock step by step after system bootng up.
Start OC Steppng From (MHz)
Ths tem s used to set the ntal base clock. The system wll boot wth the ntal base
clock, and start to overclock from ntal base clock to set base clock that you set n
Adjust CPU Base Frequency (MHz) step by step.
OC Step
Ths tem s used to set how many steps for base colck overclockng.
OC Step Count Tmer
Ths tem s used to set the bufer tme for every step.
Adjust CPU Rato
Ths tem allows you to adjust the CPU rato. Settng to [Startup] enables the CPU run-
nng at the fastest speed whch s detected by system.
Adjusted CPU Frequency (MHz)
It shows the adjusted CPU frequency (Base clock x Rato). Read-only.
OC Gene
Ths tem s used to enable/ dsable the OC Gene functon.
Memory-Z
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the followng screen appears.
DIMM1~4 Memory SPD Informaton
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu dsplays the nformatons of
nstalled memory.
Current DRAM Channel1~4 Tmng
It shows the nstalled DRAM Tmng. Read-only.
DRAM Tmng Mode
Select whether DRAM tmng s controlled by the SPD (Seral Presence Detect) EE-
PROM on the DRAM module. Settng to [Auto] enables DRAM tmngs and the followng
Advance DRAM Confguraton sub-menu to be determned by BIOS based on the con-
fguratons on the SPD. Selectng [Manual] allows users to confgure the DRAM tmngs
and the followng related Advance DRAM Confguraton sub-menu manually.

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Advance DRAM Confguraton
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
CH1/ CH2 1T/2T Memory Tmng
Ths tem controls the SDRAM command rate. Select [1N] makes SDRAM sgnal
controller to run at 1N (N=clock cycles) rate. Selectng [2N] makes SDRAM sgnal
controller run at 2N rate.
CH1/ CH2 CAS Latency (CL)
Ths controls the CAS latency, whch determnes the tmng delay (n clock cycles)
before SDRAM starts a read command after recevng t.
CH1/ CH2 tRCD
When DRAM s refreshed, both rows and columns are addressed separately. Ths
setup tem allows you to determne the tmng of the transton from RAS (row ad-
dress strobe) to CAS (column address strobe). The less the clock cycles, the faster
the DRAM performance.
CH1/ CH2 tRP
Ths settng controls the number of cycles for Row Address Strobe (RAS) to be
allowed to precharge. If nsufcent tme s allowed for the RAS to accumulate ts
charge before DRAM refresh, refresh may be ncomplete and DRAM may fal to
retan data. Ths tem apples only when synchronous DRAM s nstalled n the sys-
tem.
CH1/ CH2 tRAS
Ths settng determnes the tme RAS takes to read from and wrte to memory cell.
CH1/ CH2 tRFC
Ths settng determnes the tme RFC takes to read from and wrte to a memory
cell.
CH1/ CH2 tWR
Mnmum tme nterval between end of wrte data burst and the start of a precharge
command. Allows sense amplfers to restore data to cells.
CH1/ CH2 tWTR
Mnmum tme nterval between the end of wrte data burst and the start of a col-
umn-read command. It allows I/O gatng to overdrve sense amplfers before read
command starts.
CH1/ CH2 tRRD
Specfes the actve-to-actve delay of dferent banks.
CH1/ CH2 tRTP
Tme nterval between a read and a precharge command.
CH1/ CH2 tFAW
Ths tem s used to set the tFAW tmng.
Current CH1/ CH2 tdrRdTRd/ tddRdTRd/ tsrRdTWr/ tdrRdTWr/ tddRdTWr/
tsrWrTRd/ tddWrTWr/ tsrRDTRd/ tsrWrTWr
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Channel 1/ Channel2 Advanced Memory Settng
Settng to [Auto] enables the advance memory tmng automatcally to be determned
by BIOS. Settng to [Manual] allows you to set the followng advanced memory tm-
ngs.
Extreme Memory Profle (X.M.P.)
Ths tem s used to enable/dsable the Intel Extreme Memory Profle (X.M.P.). For fur-
ther nformaton please refer to Intels ofcal webste.
Memory Rato
Ths tem allows you to set the memory multpler.
Adjusted DRAM Frequency (MHz)
It shows the adjusted DRAM frequency. Read-only.
QPI Rato
Ths tem allows you to set the QPI multpler.
Adjusted QPI Frequency (MHz)
It shows the adjusted QPI frequency. Read-only.
ClockGen Tuner
Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the followng screen appears.
CPU Ampltude Control/ PCI Express Ampltude Control
These tems are used to select the CPU/ PCI Express clock ampltude.
Adjust PCI Frequency (MHz)
Ths feld allows you to select the PCI frequency (n MHz).
Adjust PCI-E Frequency (MHz)
Ths feld allows you to select the PCIE frequency (n MHz).
Auto Dsable DRAM/PCI Frequency
When set to [Enabled], the system wll remove (turn of) clocks from empty DIMM and
PCI slots to mnmze the electromagnetc nterference (EMI).

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CPU Voltage (V)/ CPU_VTT Voltage (V)/ PCH 1.8V (V)/ DRAM Voltage (V)/ DDR_
VREF_CA_A (V)/ / DDR_VREF_CA_B (V)/ DDR_VREF_DA_A (V)/ / DDR_VREF_DA_B
(V)/ PCH Voltage (V)
These tems are used to adjust the voltage of CPU, Memory and chpset.
Spread Spectrum
When the manboards clock generator pulses, the extreme values (spkes) of the pulses
create EMI (Electromagnetc Interference). The Spread Spectrum functon reduces the
EMI generated by modulatng the pulses so that the spkes of the pulses are reduced
to fatter curves.
Important
If you do not have any EMI problem, leave the settng at [Dsabled] for optmal system
stablty and performance. But f you are plagued by EMI, select the value of Spread
Spectrum for EMI reducton.
The greater the Spread Spectrum value s, the greater the EMI s reduced, and the
system wll become less stable. For the most sutable Spread Spectrum value, please
consult your local EMI regulaton.
Remember to dsable Spread Spectrum f you are overclockng because even a slght
jtter can ntroduce a temporary boost n clock speed whch may just cause your over-
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Important
Faled Overclockng Resoluton
Ths manboard supports overclockng greatly. However, please make sure your pe-
rpherals and components are bearable for some specal settngs. Any operaton that
exceeds product specfcaton s not recommended. Any rsk or damge resultng from
mproper operaton wll not be under our product warranty.
Two ways to save your system from faled overclockng...
Reboot
Press the Power button to reboot the system three tmes. Please note that, to avod
electrc current to afect other devces or components, we suggest an nterval of more
than 10 seconds among the reboot actons.
At the fourth reboot, BIOS wll determne that the prevous overclockng s faled and
restore the default settngs automatcally. Please press any key to boot the system
normally when the followng message appears on screen.
Warnng !!! The prevous overclockng had faled,
and system wll restore ts defaults settng,
Press any key to contnue.......
Clear CMOS
Please refer to Chapter 2 for more nformaton about how to clear CMOS data.

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M-FLASH
== BIOS Update or Boot 2nd BIOS From USB drve==
M-Flash functon as
M-Flash functon allows you to fash BIOS from USB drve/ storage drve (FAT/ FAT32
format only), or allows the system to boot from the BIOS fle nsde USB drve (FAT/
FAT32 format only).
[Dsabled] Dsable M-Flash functon.
[BIOS Update] Flash BIOS va the USB/ Storage drve drectly. Update BIOS ROM
chp data from selected fle, whch was be download from ofcal
webste and must be saved n the root drectory of the USB/ Stor-
age drve. It only supports partcular fle name,
whch s the ofcal BIOS fle name from us.
[Boot] After allocated partcular BIOS fle, system wll boot from ths BIOS
fle whch saved n the root drectory of USB drve. System wll skp
MB ROM chp data and boot wth ths partcular BIOS nsde USB
drve. Note: ths opton s for USB drve only.

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Important
Please refer to the block dagram below about the M-Flash functon.
Due to the specal desgn of some graphcs cards wll cause dark screen durng M-
fash operaton, and you may refer the beeps from the system to confrm the current
M-fash process.

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Boot 2nd BIOS from USB Drve
When the M-Flash functon as sets to [Boot] , ths tem s selectable. Use ths tem
to select partcular BIOS fle from the USB/ Storage (FAT/32 format only) drve for
bootng.
Load BIOS source fle from
When the M-Flash functon as sets to [BIOS Update], ths tem s selectable. Use
ths tem to select partcular BIOS fle from the USB/ Storage (FAT/32 format only)
drve.
== Backup BIOS to USB drve ==
The followng felds are used to read the onboard BIOS ROM data, and save t to USB
drve/ storage drve.
Save Fle to Selected Devce
Please setup a specfc folder n specfc USB drve/ storage drve to save BIOS fle from
BIOS ROM chp data. Note: t only supports FAT/ FAT32 fle system drve.
Save Fle Name as
Please setup a specfc name for the BIOS fle, whch wll be saved nto the USB drve/
storage drve. Note: we suggest you usng the ofcal name as the default name.
Save Extend Fle name as
Please setup a specfc extend name for the BIOS fle, whch wll be saved nto the USB
drve/ storage drve. Note: we suggest you usng [ROM] as default name.
Start to save fle
Press Enter and select OK the system wll stare to save the onboard ROM chp data
to the selected USB drve/ storage drve.

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OVERCLOCKlNG PROFlLE
Overclockng Profle 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6
These tems are used to save the currect settngs to selected profle, and they are also
used to load the settngs from the selected profle.
OC Retry Count
When the overclockng s faled, settng ths tem to [1, 3, 5] wll allow system to reboot 1/
3/ 5 tmes wth the overclockng confguraton. If the overclockng was faled every tme,
the system wll restore the defaults.

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LOAD FAlL-SAFE/ OPTlMlZED DEFAULTS
The two optons on the man menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS settngs to the
default Fal-Safe or Optmzed values. The Optmzed Defaults are the default values set
by the manboard manufacturer specfcally for optmal performance of the manboard.
The Fal-Safe Defaults are the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system
performance.
When you select Load Fal-Safe Defaults, a message as below appears:
Selectng Ok and pressng Enter loads the BIOS default values for the most stable,
mnmal system performance.
When you select Load Optmzed Defaults, a message as below appears:
Selectng Ok and pressng Enter loads the default factory settngs for optmal system
performance.
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The Realtek audo provdes 10-channel DAC that smul-
taneously supports 7.1 sound playback and 2 channels
of ndependent stereo sound output (multple streamng)
through the Front-Out-Left and Front-Out-Rght chan-
nels.
Appendx A
Realtek Audo
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Realtek Audo
lNSTALLlNG THE REALTEK HD AUDlO DRlVER
You need to nstall the HD audo drver for Realtek audo codec to functon properly
before you can get access to 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- channel or 7.1+2 channel audo operatons.
Follow the procedures descrbed below to nstall the drvers for dferent operatng sys-
tems.
Installaton for Wndows

XP
For Wndows

XP, you must nstall Wndows

XP Servce Pack3 or later before nstallng
the drver.
The followng llustratons are based on Wndows

XP envronment and could look
slghtly dferent f you nstall the drvers n dferent operatng systems.
Insert the applcaton DVD nto the DVD-ROM drve. The setup screen wll automat-
cally appear.
Clck Realtek HD Audo Drvers button.
1.
2.
Important
The HD Audo Confguraton software utlty s under contnuous update to enhance au-
do applcatons. Hence, the program screens shown here n ths secton may be slghtly
dferent from the latest software utlty and shall be held for reference only.
Clck here
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Clck Next to nstall the Realtek Hgh Defnton Audo Drver. 3.
Clck Fnsh to restart the system. 4.
Clck here
Clck here
Select ths opton
Clck here
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SOFTWARE CONFlGURATlON
After nstallng the audo drver, you are able to use the 2-, 4-, 6- or 8- channel audo
feature now. Clck the audo con from the system tray at the lower-rght corner of the
screen to actvate the HD Audo Confguraton. It s also avalable to enable the audo
drver by clckng the Realtek HD Audo Manager from the Control Panel.
Double clck
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Sound Efect
Here you can select a sound efect you lke from the Envronment lst.
Envronment Smulaton
You wll be able to enjoy dferent sound experence by pullng down the arrow, totally
23 knds of sound efect wll be shown for selecton. Realtek HD Audo Sound Manager
also provdes fve popular settngs Stone Corrdor, Bathroom, Sewer ppe, Arena
and Audtorum for quck enjoyment.
You may choose the provded sound efects, and the equalzer wll adjust automatcally.
If you lke, you may also load an equalzer settng or make an new equalzer settng to
save as an new one by usng the Load EQ Settng and Save Preset button, clck
Reset EQ Settng button to use the default value, or clck Delete EQ Settng button
to remove a preset EQ settng.
There are also other pre-set equalzer models for you to choose by clckng Others
under the Equalzer part.

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Equalzer Selecton
Equalzer frees users from default settngs; users may create ther owned preferred
settngs by utlzng ths tool.
10 bands of equalzer, rangng from 100Hz to 16KHz.

Save
The settngs are saved perma-
nently for future use
Load
Whenever you would lke to
use preload settngs, smply
clck ths, the whole lst wll be
shown for your selecton.
Enable / Dsable
To dsable, you can temporar-
ly stop the sound efect wthout
losng the settngs
Reset
10 bands of equalzer would go
back to the default settng
Delete
To delete the pre-saved settngs whch are created from prevous steps.
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Frequently Used Equalzer Settng
Realtek recognzes the needs that you mght have. By leveragng our long experence at
audo feld, Realtek HD Audo Sound Manager provdes you certan optmzed equalzer
settngs that are frequently used for your quck enjoyment.
[How to Use It]
Other than the buttons Pop, Lve, Club & Rock shown on the page, to pull down
the arrow n Others you wll fnd more optmzed settngs avalable to you.
Karaoke Mode
Karaoke mode brngs Karaoke fun back home. Smply usng the musc you usually play,
Karaoke mode can help you elmnate the vocal of the song or adjust the key to accom-
modate your range.
Vocal Cancellaton: Sngle clck on Voce Cancellaton the vocal of the song would
be elmnated, whle the background musc s stll n place, and you can be that
snger!
Key Adjustment: Usng Up / Down Arrow to fnd a key whch better fts your vocal
range.

1.
2.
Rase the key
Lower the key
Remove the
human voce
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Mxer
In the Mxer part, you may adjust the volumes of the rear and front panels ndvdually.
Adjust Volume
You can adjust the volume of the speakers that you pluged n front or rear panel by
select the Realtek HD Audo rear output or Realtek HD Audo front output tems.
Important
Before set up, please make sure the playback devces are well plugged n the jacks on
the rear or front panel. The Realtek HD Audo front output tem wll appear after you
plugng the speakers nto the jacks on the front panel.
Mult-Stream Functon
Realtek audo supports an outstandng feature called Mult-Stream, whch means you
may play dferent audo sources smultaneously and let them output respectvely from
the ndcated real panel or front panel. Ths feature s very helpful when 2 people are
usng the same computer together for dferent purposes.
Clck the button and the Mxer ToolBox menu wll appear. Then check the Enable
playback mult-streamng and clck OK to save the setup.
Important
You have to plug audo devce nto the jacks on the rear and front panel frst before en-
able the mult-stream functon.

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When you are playng the frst audo source (for example: use Wndows Meda Player
to play DVD/VCD), the output wll be played from the rear panel, whch s the default
settng.
Then you must to select the Realtek HD Audo 2nd output from the scroll lst frst, and
use a dferent program to play the second audo source (for example: use Wnamp to
play MP3 fles). You wll fnd that the second audo source (MP3 musc) wll come out
from the Lne-Out audo jack of Front Panel.
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Playback control
Playback devce
Ths functon s to let you freely decde whch ports
to output the sound. And ths s essental when mult-
streamng playback enabled.
- Realtek HD Audo Rear Output
- Realtek HD Audo Front Output
Tool Mute
Mute
You may choose to mute sngle or multple volume controls or to completely mute sound
output.
Tool
- Show the followng volume controls
Ths s to let you freely decde whch volume control tems to be dsplayed.
- Advanced controls
- Enable playback mult-streamng
Wth ths functon, you wll be able to have an audo chat wth your frends va headphone
(stream 1 from front panel) whle stll has musc (stream 2 from back panel) n play. At
any gven perod, you can have maxmum 2 streams operatng smultaneously.

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Recordng control
Recordng devce
-Back Lne n/ Mc, Front Ln n
-Realtek HD Audo Input
Tool Mute
Mute
You may choose to mute sngle or multple volume controls or to completely mute sound
nput.
Tool
- Show the followng volume controls
Ths s to let you freely decde whch volume control tems to be dsplayed.
- Enable recordng mult-streamng
Important
Realtek audo allows you to record the CD, Lne, Mc and Stereo Mx channels smul-
taneously, frees you from mxng eforts. At any gven perod, you may choose 1 of the
followng 4 channels to record.

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Audo I/O
In ths tab, you can easly confgure your mult-channel audo functon and speakers.
You can choose a desred mult-channel operaton here.
Headphone for the common headphone
2CH Speaker for Stereo-Speaker Output
4CH Speaker for 4-Speaker Output
6CH Speaker for 5.1-Speaker Output
8CH Speaker for 7.1-Speaker Output
Speaker Confguraton:
Plug the speakers n the correspondng jack.
Dalogue connected devce wll pop up for your selecton. Please select the devce
you have plugged n.
- If the devce s beng plugged nto the correct jack, you wll be able to fnd the con
besde the jack changed to the one that s same as your devce.
- If not correct, Realtek HD Audo Manager wll gude you to plug the devce nto the
correct jack.

1.
2.
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Connector Settngs
Clck to access connector settngs.
Dsable front panel jack detecton (optonal)
Jack detecton functon only works wth HD audo front panel. Please check f front jacks
on your system are so-called AC97 jacks. If so, please check ths tem to dsable front
panel jack detecton.
Mute rear panel output when front headphone plugged n.
Enable auto popup dalogue, when devce has been plugged n
Once ths tem checked, the dalog Connected devce would automatcally pop up
when devce plugged n.

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S/PDIF
Short for Sony/Phlps Dgtal Interface, a standard audo fle transfer format. S/PDIF al-
lows the transfer of dgtal audo sgnals from one devce to another wthout havng to be
converted frst to an analog format. Mantanng the vablty of a dgtal sgnal prevents
the qualty of the sgnal from degradng when t s converted to analog.
Output Samplng Rate
44.1KHz: Ths s recommend whle playng CD.
48KHz: Ths s recommended whle playng DVD or Dolby.
96KHz: Ths s recommended whle playng DVD-Audo.
192KHz: Ths s recommended whle playng Hgh qualty Audo.
Output Source
Output dgtal audo source: The dgtal audo format (such as .wav, .mp3,.md etc) wll
come out through S/PDIF-Out.
S/PDIF-n to S/PDIF -out pass though mode: The data from S/PDIF-In can be real-tme
played from S/PDIF-Out.

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Test Speakers
You can select the speaker by clckng t to test ts functonalty. The one you select
wll lght up and make testng sound. If any speaker fals to make sound, then check
whether the cable s nserted frmly to the connector or replace the bad speakers wth
good ones. Or you may clck the auto test button to test the sounds of each speaker
automatcally.
Center
Front Rght
Sde Rght
Subwoofer
Rear Rght
Front Left
Sde Left
Rear Left

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Mcrophone
In ths tab you may set the functon of the mcrophone. Select the Nose Suppresson
to remove the possble nose durng recordng, or select Acoustc Echo Cancellaton to
cancel the acoustc echo durng recordng.
Acoustc Echo Cancellaton prevents playback sound from beng recorded by mcro-
phone together wth your sound. For example, you mght have chance to use VOIP
functon through Internet wth your frends. The voce of your frend wll come out from
speakers (playback). However, the voce of your frend mght also be recorded nto your
mcrophone then go back to your frend through Internet. In that case, your frend wll
hear hs/her own voce agan. Wth AEC (Acoustc Echo Cancellaton) enabled at your
sde, your frend can enjoy the beneft wth less echo.
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3D Audo Demo
In ths tab you may adjust your 3D postonal audo before playng 3D audo applcatons
lke gamng. You may also select dferent envronment to choose the most sutable
envronment you lke.
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Informaton
In ths tab t provdes some nformaton about ths HD Audo Confguraton utlty, nclud-
ng Audo Drver Verson, DrectX Verson, Audo Controller & Audo Codec. You may
also select the language of ths utlty by choosng from the Language lst.
Also there s a selecton Show con n system tray. Swtch t on and an con wll show
n the system tray. Rght-clck on the con and the Audo Accessores dalogue box wll
appear whch provdes several multmeda features for you to take advantage of.
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HARDWARE SETUP
Connectng the Speakers
When you have set the Mult-Channel Audo Functon mode properly n the software
utlty, connect your speakers to the correct phone jacks n accordance wth the settng
n software utlty.
2-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output
Lne In
Lne Out (Front channels)
MIC
No functon
No functon
No functon

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4-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output
Lne In
Lne Out (Front channels)
MIC
Lne Out (Rear channels)
No functon
No functon

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6-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output
Lne In
Lne Out (Front channels)
MIC
Lne Out (Rear channels)
Lne Out (Center and Subwoofer channel)
No functon

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8-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output
Lne In
Lne Out (Front channels)
MIC
Lne Out (Rear channels)
Lne Out (Center and Subwoofer channel)
Lne Out (Sde channels)
Important
To enable 7.1 channel audo-out functon on Wndows Vsta operatng system, you have
to nstall the Realtek Audo Drver. Or, the manboard wll support 5.1 channel audo-out
only.

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Control Center, the most useful and powerful utlty that
MSI has spent much research and eforts to develop,
helps users to montor or confgure the hardware status
of MSI Manboard n wndows, such as CPU clock, volt-
age, fan speed and temperature.
Before you nstall the Control Center, please make sure
the system has meet the followng requrements:
256MB system memory.
DVD-ROM drve for software nstallaton.
Operaton system: Wndows XP or up.
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2.
3.
Appendx B
Control Center
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Control Center MS-7583 Control Center MS-7583
ACTlVATlNG CONTROL CENTER
Once you have your Control Center nstalled (locate the setup source fle n the setup
DVD accompanyng wth your manboard, path: Utlty --> MSI Utlty --> Control Center),
t wll have a short cut con on the desktop, and a short cut path n your Start-up menu.
You may double-clck on each con to actvate Control Center.
short-cut con on the desktop
short-cut path n the start-up menu
(path: Start-->Programs-->MSI-->Control Center--
>Control Center)
Control Center MS-7583
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SYSTEM lNFORMATlON
There are three optons for you to select n the System Informaton screen, you can
read the manboard/ CPU/ memory nformaton by clckng ther respectve name.
Manboard
Clck Manboard to read the nformaton of manboard, manboard BIOS, audo, LAN
and nstalled graphcs card.
Important
The pctures n ths appendx are for reference only and may vary from the product you
purchased. Please refer to the appearance of your system for detaled nformaton.
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Control Center MS-7583 Control Center MS-7583
CPU
Clck CPU to read the nformaton of CPU.
Memory
Clck Memory to read the nformaton of each memory DIMM slot. You can select a
DIMM slot you want to read by clckng arrow button.
Clck ths arrow button to
select the DIMM slot.
Control Center MS-7583
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Control Center MS-7583
OVERCLOCKlNG
In overclockng, you can select the Default/ Cnema/ Game/ Coolng settng for system
to reach the optmum and stable performance. Or you can confgure the advanced
DRAM settng for system to meet the strct demands of hgh efcency and hgh over-
clockng ablty.
Basc
In the Basc, t provdes one default (Default) menu and three common (Coolng/ Cn-
ema/ Game) menus for dferent envronments. You can adjust the CPU/ memory pa-
rameters and the mnmum fan speed separately for each menu. After adjustng, please
clck the Apply button to execute the confgured settng. Or you can clck the Save
button to save the adjustments for future use.
Important
Every tme you turn-of the system, the settngs wll be restored to the factory default. If
you want to use the saved settngs, you have to load t every tme by clckng the Load
button.
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Advanced
In Advanced menu, you can adjust the advanced DRAM tmng settngs. After adjustng,
please clck the Apply button to execute the confgured settng. Or you can clck the
Save button to save the adjustments for future use.
Important
Every tme you turn-of the system, the settngs wll be restored to the factory default. If
you want to use the saved settngs, you have to load t every tme by clckng the Load
button.
Control Center MS-7583
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Control Center MS-7583
GREEN POWER
Green Power s an energy savng technology wth unque functon that control power
supply wth auto phase swtchng (Actve Phase Swtchng) for CPU and components.
Helpng you save power,money,and our Earth!
Basc
In the Basc menu, t provdes two settngs for you to experence dferent power sav-
ng perfrmance. These settngs (Optmze/ Max Power Savng) n Basc menu are not
adjustable.
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Advanced
In the Advanced menu, you can adjust the CPU power phase, fan speed, and set the
LEDs to lght or not.
Manboard
In the Manboard, t provdes two power savng modes for you to adjust by shftng the
gear. And then, you can clck the Apply button to execute the adjustments. Or you can
clck the Save button to save the adjustments for future use.
shft the gear to
the settng that you
lke.
Important
Every tme you turn-of the system, the settngs wll be restored to the factory default. If
you want to use the saved settngs, you have to load t every tme by clckng the Load
button.

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LED
In the LED menu, you can turn on/ turn of the onboard LEDs by clckng each botton.
You can clck the Save button to save the adjustment.
clck these buttons to turn
on/ turn of the LEDs.
Important
Every tme you turn-of the system, the settngs wll be restored to the factory default. If
you want to use the saved settngs, you have to load t every tme by clckng the Load
button.

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Ths appendx wll assst users n confgurng and en-
ablng RAID functonalty on platforms
Appendx C
Intel SATA RAID
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lNTRODUCTlON
The manboard comes wth the Intel RAID controller that allows you to confgure SATA
hard drves as RAID sets.
SATA hard drves delver blsterng transfer speeds up to 3 Gb/s. Seral ATA uses long,
thn cables, makng t easer to connect your drve and mprovng the arfow nsde your
PC. The most outstandng features are:
Supports 3 Gb/s transfers wth CRC error checkng.
Supports Hot-plug-n-play feature.
Data handlng optmzatons ncludng tagged command queung, elevator seek and
packet chan command.
Intel

RAID controller ofers RAID level 0 (Strpng), RAID level 1 (Mrrorng and Duplex-
ng), RAID level 5 (Block Interleaved Dstrbuted Party), RAID level 10 (A Strpe of Mr-
rors) , Intel

Martx Storage Technology and Intel

Rapd Recover Technology.
RAID 0 breaks the data nto blocks whch are wrtten to separate hard drves. Spread-
ng the hard drve I/O load across ndependent channels greatly mproves I/O perfor-
mance.
RAID 1 provdes data redundancy by mrrorng data between the hard drves and pro-
vdes enhanced read performance.
RAID 5 Provdes data strpng at the byte level and also strpe error correcton nforma-
ton. Ths results n excellent performance and good fault tolerance. Level 5 s one of the
most popular mplementatons of RAID.
RAID 10 Not one of the orgnal RAID levels, multple RAID 1 mrrors are created, and a
RAID 0 strpe s created over these.
Intel

Matrx RAID Technology s the advanced ablty for two RAID volumes to share the
combned space of two hard drves beng used n unson.
Intel

Rapd Recover Technology utlzes RAID 1 functonalty to copy data from a des-
gnated Master drve to a desgnated Recovery drve. The sze of the Master drve must
be less than or equal to the sze of the Recovery drve. When a Recovery volume s
created, complete capacty of the Master drve wll be used as the Master volume. Only
one Recovery Volume can exst on a system. There are 2 methods of updatng the
data on the Master to the Recovery drve. They are Contnuous Update Polcy and On
Request Update Polcy.
Important
The least number of hard drves for RAID 0, RAID 1, Recovery or Matrx mode s 2. The
least number of hard drves for RAID 10 mode s 4. And the least number of hard drves
for RAID 5 mode s 3.
All the nformaton/ volumes/ pctures lsted n your system mght dfer from the llustra-
tons n ths appendx.
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2.
3.
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BlOS CONFlGURATlON
The Intel Matrx Storage Manager Opton ROM should be ntegrated wth the system
BIOS on all motherboards wth a supported Intel chpset. The Intel Matrx Stroage Man-
ager Opton ROM s the Intel RAID mplementaton and provdes BIOS and DOS dsk
servces. Please use <Ctrl> + <I> keys to enter the Intel

RAID for Seral ATA status


screen, whch should appear early n system boot-up, durng the POST (Power-On Self
Test). Also, you need to enable the RAID functon n BIOS to create, delete and reset
RAID volumes.
Usng the Intel Matrx Stroage Manager Opton ROM
Creatng, Deletng and Resettng RAID Volumes:
The Seral ATA RAID volume may be confgured usng the RAID Confguraton utlty
stored wthn the Intel RAID Opton ROM. Durng the Power-On Self Test (POST), the
followng message wll appear for a few seconds:
Important
The Drvce Model, Seral # and Sze n the followng example mght be dferent
from your system.
After the above message shows, press <Ctrl> and <I> keys smultaneously to enter the
RAID Confguraton Utlty.
Important
The followng procedure s only avalable wth a newly-bult system or f you are renstall-
ng your OS. It should not be used to mgrate an exstng system to RAID.
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After pressng the <Ctrl> and <I> keys smultaneously, the followng wndow wll ap-
pear:
Create RAID Volume
Select opton 1 Create RAID Volume and press <Enter> key. The followng screen
appears. Then n the Name feld, specfy a RAID Volume name and then press the
<TAB> or <Enter> key to go to the next feld.
Use the arrow keys to select the RAID level best suted to your usage model n
RAID Level.

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In the Dsk feld, press <Enter> key and the followng screen appears. Use <Space>
key to select the dsks you want to create for the RAID volume, then clck <Enter>
key to fnsh selecton.
3.
Then select the strp value for the RAID array by usng the upper arrow or
down arrow keys to scroll through the avalable values, and pressng the
<Enter> key to select and advance to the next feld. The avalable values
range from 4KB to 128 KB n power of 2 ncrements. The strp value should
be chosen based on the planned drve usage. Here are some typcal values:
RAID0 -128KB / RAID10 - 64KB / RAID5 - 64KB.
Then select the capacty of the volume n the Capacty feld. The default value s the
maxmum volume capacty of the selected dsks.
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Important
Snce you want to create two volumes (Intel Matrx RAID Technology), ths default sze
(maxmum) needs to be reduced. Type n a new sze for the frst volume. As an ex-
ample: f you want the frst volume to span the frst half of the two dsks, re-type the sze
to be half of what s shown by default. The second volume, when created, wll automat-
cally span the remander of two hard drves.
Then the followng screen appears for you to confrm f you are sure to create the
RAID volume. Press <Y> to contnue.
6.
Then the followng screen appears to ndcate that the creaton s fnshed. 7.
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Delete RAID Volume
Here you can delete the RAID volume, but please be noted that all data on RAID
drves wll be lost.
Important
If your system currently boots to RAID and you delete the RAID volume n the Intel RAID
Opton ROM, your system wll become unbootable.
Select opton 2 Delete RAID Volume from the man menu wndow and press <Enter>
key to select a RAID volume for deleton. Then press <Delete> key to delete the
selected RAID volume. The followng screen appears.
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Reset Dsks to Non-RAID
Select opton 3 Reset Dsks to Non-RAID and press <Enter> to delete the RAID
volume and remove any RAID structures from the drves. The followng screen
appears:
Press <Y> key to accept the selecton.
Important
You wll lose all data on the RAID drves and any nternal RAID structures when you
perform ths operaton.
Possble reasons to Reset Dsks to Non-RAID could nclude ssues such as ncom-
patble RAID confguratons or a faled volume or faled dsk.

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Recovery Volume Optons
Select opton 4 Recovery Volume Optons and press <Enter> to change recovery
volume mode. The followng screen appears:
Recovery mode wll change from Contnuous Update to On-Request after you en-
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Important
Please follow the nstructon below to make an Intel

RAID Drver for yourself.


Insert the MSI DVD nto the DVD-ROM drve.
Clck the Browse DVD on the Setup screen.
Copy all the contents n \\RAID\ Intel\ PCH\ f6fpy 32 or f6fpy 64 to a formatted foppy
dskette.
The drver dskette for Intel

PCH RAID Controller s done.

lNSTALLlNG DRlVER
Install Drver n Wndows Vsta / XP
New Wndows Vsta / XP Installaton
The followng detals the nstallaton of the drvers whle nstallng operatng system.
When you start nstallng Wndows XP, you may encounter a message statng,
Setup could not determne the type of one or more mass storage devces nstalled
n your system. If ths s the case, then you are already n the rght place and are
ready to supply the drver. If ths s not the case, then press F6 when prompted at
the begnnng of Wndows setup.
Press the S key to select Specfy Addtonal Devce.
You should be prompted to nsert a foppy dsk contanng the Intel

RAID drver
nto the A: drve.
Note: For Wndows XP, you can use the USB foppy drve only.
For Wndows Vsta you can use CD/ DVD/ USB drve.

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For Wndows Vsta:
Durng the Operatng system nstallaton, after selectng the locaton to nstall Vsta
clck on Load Drver button to nstall a thrd party SCSI or RAID drver.
When prompted, nsert the foppy dsk or meda (CD/DVD or USB) you created n
step 3 and press Enter.
You should be shown a lst of avalable SCSI Adapters.
Select the approprate Intel RAID controller and press ENTER.
The next screen should confrm that you have selected the Intel

RAID controller.
Press ENTER agan to contnue.
You have successfully nstalled the Intel

Matrx Storage Manager drver, and Wn-


dows setup should contnue.
Leave the dsk n the foppy drve untl the system reboots tself. Wndows setup wll
need to copy the fles from the foppy agan after the RAID volume s formatted, and
Wndows setup starts copyng fles.
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Exstng Wndows Vsta/ XP Drver Installaton
Insert the MSI DVD nto the DVD-ROM drve.
The DVD wll auto-run and the setup screen wll appear.
Under the Drver tab, clck on Intel RAID Drvers.
The drvers wll be automatcally nstalled.
Confrmng Wndows Vsta/ XP Drver Installaton
From Wndows Vsta/ XP, open the Control Panel from My Computer followed by
the System con.
Choose the Hardware tab, then clck the Devce Manager tab.
Clck the + n front of the SCSI and RAID Controllers hardware type. The drver
Intel(R) PCH SATA RAID Controller should appear.

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lNSTALLlNG SOFTWARE
Install Intel Matrx Storage Console
The Intel Applcaton Accelerator RAID Edton drver may be used to operate the hard
drve from whch the system s bootng or a hard drve that contans mportant data. For
ths reason, you cannot remove or un-nstall ths drver from the system after nstallaton;
however, you wll have the ablty to un-nstall all other non-drver components.
Insert the MSI DVD and clck on the RAID block, and then choose INTEL RAID Drvers
to nstall the software.
Clck on ths tem
Choose ths tem
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The InstallSheld Wzard wll begn automatcally for nstallaton showed as followng:
Clck on the Next button to proceed the nstallaton n the welcomng wndow.
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The wndow shows the components to be nstalled. Clck Next button to contnue.
After readng the lcense agreement n the followng wndow, clck Yes button to con-
tnue.
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The followng wndow appears to show the Readme Fle Informaton. It shows the sys-
tem requrements and nstallaton nformaton.
Once the nstallaton s complete, the followng wndow appears.
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RAlD MlGRATlON lNSTRUCTlONS
The Intel Matrx Storage Console ofers the fexblty to upgrade from a sngle Seral
ATA (SATA) hard drve to RAID confguraton when an addtonal SATA hard drve s
added to the system. Ths process wll create a new RAID volume from an exstng
dsk. However, several mportant steps must be followed at the tme the system s frst
confgured n order to take advantage of RAID when upgradng to a second SATA hard
drve:
BIOS must be confgured for RAID before nstallng Wndows on the sngle SATA
hard drve. Refer to BIOS secton properly settng.
Install the Intel Applcaton Accelerator RAID Drver durng Wndows Setup. Refer to
Installng Software for nstructons on nstallng the drver durng Wndows Setup.
Install the Intel Matrx Storage Console after the operatng system s nstalled.
To create a volume from an exstng dsk, complete the followng steps:
Important
A Create from Exstng Dsk operaton wll delete all exstng data from the added dsk
and the data cannot be recovered. It s crtcal to backup all mportant data on the added
dsk before proceedng. However, durng the mgraton process, the data on the source
dsk s preserved.
After the Intel Matrx Storage Console has been successfully nstalled and the sys-
tem has rebooted, clck on the Intel Applcaton Accelerator shortcut lnk (Start --> All
Programs --> Intel Matrx Storage Manager --> Intel Matrx Storage Console) and the
followng wndow wll appear:
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2.
3.
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Create RAID Volume from Exstng Dsk
To create a RAID volume from an exstng dsk, choose Acton --> Create RAID Volume
from Exstng Hard Drve.
The Create RAID Volume from Exstng Hard Drve Wzard pops up to lead you for the
followng procedure. Clck Next to contnue.
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(1) Confgure Volume
Here you can confgure the new RAID volume by enterng the volume name, selectng
the RAID level and strp sze.
RAID Volume Name:
A desred RAID volume name needs to be typed n where the Volume_0000 text
currently appears above. The RAID volume name has a maxmum lmt of 16 char-
acters. The RAID volume name must also be n Englsh alphanumerc ASCII char-
acters.
RAID Level:
Select the desred RAID level:
RAID 0 (Performance) :
A volume optmzed for performance wll allow you to access your data more quck-
ly.
RAID 1 (Redundancy) :
A volume optmzed for data redundancy wll provde you wth a realtme duplcate
copy of your data. Note: Only half of the avalable volume space wll be avalable for
data storage.
RAID 5 (Useful) :
RAID 5 can be used on three or more dsks, wth zero or more spare-dsks. The
resultng RAID-5 devce sze wll be (N-1)*S, where N s the how many drve, S s the
sze of the smallest drve n the array. If one of the dsks fal, all data are stll ntact.
It can rebuld the dsk from the party nformaton. If spare dsks are avalable, recon-
structon wll begn mmedately after the devce falure. If two dsks fal smultane-
ously, all data are lost. RAID-5 can survve one dsk falure, but not two or more. Both
read and wrte performance usually ncrease, but can be hard to predct how much.
Reads are smlar to RAID-0 reads, wrtes can be ether rather expensve (requrng
read-n pror to wrte, n order to be able to calculate the correct party nformaton),
or smlar to RAID-1 wrtes. The wrte efcency depends heavly on the amount of
memory n the machne, and the usage pattern of the array. Heavly scattered wrtes

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are bound to be more expensve.
RAID 10 (Mrrored Strpes) :
A RAID 1 array of two RAID 0 arrays.
Strp Szes:
Select the desred strp sze settng. As ndcated, the optmal settng s 128KB. Se-
lectng any other opton may result n performance degradaton. Even though 128KB
s the recommended settng for most users, you should choose the strp sze value
whch s best suted to your specfc RAID usage model. The most typcal strp sze
settngs are:
4KB: For specalzed usage models requrng 4KB strps
8KB: For specalzed usage models requrng 8KB strps
16KB: Best for sequental transfers
32KB: Good for sequental transfers
64KB: Good general purpose strp sze
128KB: Best performance for most desktops and workstatons
(2) Select the source dsk
Then select the source dsk that you wsh to use and then clck --> to move t to the
Selected feld. Then clck Next to contnue.
It s very mportant to note whch dsk s the source dsk (the one contanng all of the
nformaton to be mgrated) and whch one s the target dsk. On a RAID Ready system,
ths can be determned by makng a note durng POST of whch port the sngle dsk s
attached to.
You can also use the Intel Applcaton Accelerator RAID Edton utlty before the second
dsk s nstalled to verfy the Port and seral number of the drve that contans all the
data.

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(3) Select Member Hard Drve(s)
Then select the member dsk (the target dsk) that you wsh to use and then clck -->
to move t to the Selected feld. Then clck Next to contnue.
Please note that the exstng data on the selected hard drve(s) wll be deleted perma-
nently. Do not forget to back up all the mportant data before contnung.
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(4) Specfy Volume Sze
Specfy the amount of avalable array space to be used by the new RAID volume. You
may enter the amount n the space or use the slder to specfy. It s recommended you
use 100% of the avalable space for the optmzed usage. For RAID 0 volume, f you do
not specfy 100% of the hard drve space, the rest hard drve space wll be worked as
RAID 1 volume, whch s the new technology called Intel Matrx RAID. Then clck Next
to contnue.
(5) Start Creatng RAID Volume from Exstng Hard Drve Wzard
Before you contnue the procedure of RAID volume creaton from exstng hard drve,
read the dalogue box below carefully. Please note that once you clck Fnsh, the
exstng data on the selected hard drve(s) wll be deleted permanently and ths opera-
ton cannot be undone. It s crtcal that you backup all mportant data before selectng
Fnsh to start the mgraton process.
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(6) Start Mgraton
The mgraton process may take up to two hours to complete dependng on the sze of
the dsks beng used and the strp sze selected. A dalogue wndow wll appear stat-
ng that the mgraton process may take consderable tme to complete, meanwhle a
popup dalogue at the taskbar wll also show the mgraton status. Whle you can stll
contnue usng your computer durng the mgraton process, once the mgraton process
starts, t cannot be stopped. If the mgraton process gets nterrupted and your system
s rebooted for any reason, t wll pck up the mgraton process where t left of. You wll
be provded wth an estmated completon tme (the remanng tme wll depend on your
system) once the mgraton process starts.
The followng screen appears f the mgraton process s completed successfully. Then
you have to reboot your system to use the full capacty of the new volume.
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RECOVERY VOLUME CREATlON
A recovery volume can be created usng Advanced mode n the Intel Matrx Storage
Console.
Important
Creatng a recovery volume wll permanently delete any exstng data on the drve se-
lected as the recovery drve. Back up all mportant data before begnnng these steps.
Recovery Volume n Advanced Mode Creaton
To create a recovery volume n Advanced mode, use the followng steps:
Open the Intel Matrx Storage Console. (Start --> All Programs --> Intel Matrx Stor-
age Manager --> Intel Matrx Storage Console)
Select Advanced Mode n the Vew menu.
Select Create Recovery Volume n the Actons menu.

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3.
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Select a hard drve to be used as the recovery hard drve for the recovery volume. 7.
Modfy the recovery volume name f you wsh.
Select a hard drve to be used as the master hard drve for the recovery volume.
5.
6.
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Select an update polcy. 8.
Select Fnsh to begn recovery volume creaton. 9.
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DEGRADED RAlD ARRAY
A RAID 1, RAID 5 or RAID 10 volume s reported as degraded when one of ts hard drve
members fals or s temporarly dsconnected, and data mrrorng s lost. As a result, the
system can only utlze the remanng functonal hard drve member. To re-establsh
data mrrorng and restore data redundancy, refer to the procedure below that corre-
sponds to the current stuaton.
Mssng Hard Drve Member
Make sure the system s powered of.
Reconnect the hard drve.
Reboot the system to Wndows; the rebuld wll occur automatcally.
Faled Hard Drve Member
Make sure the system s powered of.
Replace the faled hard drve wth a new one that s of equal or greater capacty.
Reboot the system to Intel RAID Opton ROM by press <Ctrl> and <I> keys smul-
taneously durng the Power-On Self Test (POST).
1.
2.
3.
1.
2.
3.
Select the port of the destnaton dsk for rebuldng, and then press ENTER. 4.
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Ext Intel RAID Opton ROM, and then reboot to Wndows system.
When prompted to rebuld the RAID volume, clck Yes.
The Intel(R) Storage Utlty wll be launched. Rght-clck the new hard drve and
select Rebuld to ths Dsk. The Rebuld Wzard wll be launched whch wll gude
you through the process of rebuldng to the new hard drve.
5.
6.
7.
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Ths appendx wll assst users n confgurng and en-
ablng RAID functonalty on platforms
The JMcron RAID soluton supports RAID level 0 (strp-
ng), RAID level 1 (mrrorng), RAID level 10 (strpng and
mrrorng) and JBOD (Concatenate).
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JMcron RAID
Introducton
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lNTRODUCTlON
JMcron JMB363 ofers RAID level 0 (Strpng), RAID level 1 (Mrrorng and Duplexng),
RAID level 10 (A Strpe of Mrrors) and JBOD (Concatenate).
RAID 0 breaks the data nto blocks whch are wrtten to separate hard drves. Spread-
ng the hard drve I/O load across ndependent channels greatly mproves I/O perfor-
mance. RAID 1 provdes data redundancy by mrrorng data between the hard drves
and provdes enhanced read performance. RAID 10 Not one of the orgnal RAID levels,
multple RAID 1 mrrors are created, and a RAID 0 strpe s created over these. JBOD
provdes a method for combnng drves of dferent szes nto one large dsk.
Important
Ths manboard supports RAID 0/ RAID 1 or JBOD mode only.
The least number of hard drves for RAID 0, RAID 1 or JBOD mode s 2.
All the nformaton/ volumes/ pctures lsted n your system mght dfer from the llus-
tratons n ths appendx. RAID Confguraton

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JMlCRON RAlD BlOS UTlLlTY
Be sure to set RAID mode for the JMcron 36x ATA Controller n BIOS before confgur-
ng the JMcron BIOS utlty. After that, save the confguraton and ext. Durng boot up
(POST), press CTRL+J to enter the JMcron BIOS RAID utlty.
The RAID Utlty menu screen wll be dsplayed. A bref descrpton of each secton s
presented below.
Man Menu
Cerate RAID Dsk Drve - Create a new legacy RAID set.
Delete RAID Dsk Drve - Delete a legacy RAID set.
Revert HDD to Non-RAID - Revert an exsted-RAID HDD to non-RAID.
Solve Mrror Confct - Sovle a mrror confct.
Rebuld Mrror Drve - Rebuld data, when RAID 1 or RAID 10 data mrrorng s lost.
Save And Ext Setup - Save all settngs and ext the BIOS utlty.
Ext Wthout Savng - Ext the BIOS utlty wthout any savng.
Hard Dsk Drver Lst
The menu shows the model number and capactes of the drves physcally attached to
the SATAII & PATA ports.
RAID Dsk Drver Lst
The menu shows the current confguraton of RAID set.
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Creatng RAID set
Select Create RAID Dsk Drve. Then press <Enter>. 1.
Then n the Name feld, specfy a RAID set name and then press the <Enter> to go
to the next feld.
2.
Choose a 0-Strped, a 1-Mrror, or a JBOD-Concatenate combnaton set and then
press <Enter> to go to the next step.
3.
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In the Hard Dsk Dsk Lst menu, use <Space> key to select the dsks you want to
create for the RAID set, then clck <Enter> key to fnsh selecton.
4.
Then select the block value (strpe value) for the RAID array by usng the upper
arrow or down arrow keys to scroll through the avalable values, and pressng the
<Enter> key to select and advance to the next feld. The avalable values range from
4KB to 128 KB. The default and typcal value for RAID 0 s 128KB. (Ths feld only
avalable for RAID 0 mode.)
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Then select the capacty of the RAID set n the Sze feld. The default value s the
maxmum capacty of the selected dsks. Then press <Enter> to the Confrm Cre-
aton feld.
The Creaton feld wll dsplay a message to ask you to confrm the creaton. Then
press <Y> key to proceed wth the RAID set creaton.
6.
7.
Then the followng screen appears to ndcate that the creaton s fnshed. 8.
Go to the Save And Ext Setup feld and press <Enter>, a message wll dsplay to
ask you to confrm the setup. Then press <Y> key to save the settng and ext the
BIOS utlty.
9.
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DELETlNG RAlD SET
Select Delete RAID Dsk Drve. Then press <Enter>. 1.
In the RAID Dsk Drver Lst menu, use <Space> key to select the RAID set you
want to delete. Then press <Del> key.
Press Y to accept the deleton when a deleton message s appeared.
2.
3.
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Revert HDD to non-RAID
Select Revert HDD to non-RAID and press <Enter>. In the Hard Dsk Drver Lst menu
use <Space> key to select the dsks you want to revert then clck <Enter> key. The fol-
lowng screen appears, press <Y> key to remove any RAID structures from the drves.
Important
You wll lose all data on the RAID drves and any nternal RAID structures when you
perform ths operaton.
Possble reasons to Revert HDD to non-RAID could nclude ssues such as ncom-
patble RAID confguratons or a faled volume or faled dsk.

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Solvng a Mrror Confct
A Mrror confct occurs when both dsks n a RAID 1 (Mrror) confguraton are un-
plugged from the system n turn, then plugged n agan. Snce both dsks contan exactly
the same data, the system wll be unable to determne whch of the two s the source
drve. Ths opton allows you to set the source drve and rebuld the Mrror drve accord-
ng to the contents of the source drve.
To solvng a Mrror confct:
Select Solvng a Mrror Confct and press <Enter>. In the Hard Dsk Drver Lst menu
use <Space> key to select the dsks you want to set as source drve. Usng the <TAB>,
move to the RAID Dsk Drve Lst menu and hghlght the RAID set that you want to
rebuld. Press <Del> to begn rebuldng the Mrror confguraton.
A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the progress of the rebuldng.
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Rebuldng a Mrror drve
When one of the dsk n a RAID 1 (Mrror) confguraton s unplugged from the system,
then plugged n agan, a dalogue box appears to ask you to rebuld the Mrror drve.
Press <Y> to confrm; otherwse, press <N>.
Ths opton allows you to rebuld the Mrror drve later and synchronze the data between
two hard dsks.
To rebuld a Mrror drve:
Select Rebuld Mrror Drve and press <Enter>. Usng the <TAB>, move to the RAID
Dsk Drve Lst menu and hghlght the RAID set that you want to rebuld. Press <Del>
to begn rebuldng the Mrror confguraton.
A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the progress of the rebuldng.
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lNSTALLlNG DRlVER
Install Drver n Wndows Vsta / XP
New Wndows Vsta / XP Installaton
The followng detals the nstallaton of the drvers whle nstallng Wndows OS.
When you start nstallng Wndows XP and older operatng systems, you may en-
counter a message statng, Setup could not determne the type of one or more
mass storage devces nstalled n your system. If ths s the case, then you are
already n the rght place and are ready to supply the drver. If ths s not the case,
then press F6 when prompted at the begnnng of Wndows setup.
Press the S key to select Specfy Addtonal Devce.
You should be prompted to nsert a foppy dsk contanng the JMcron RAID drver
nto the A: drve.

1.
2.
3.
Important
Please follow the nstructon below to make an JMcron RAID Drver for yourself.
Insert the MSI DVD nto the DVD-ROM drve.
Clck the Browse DVD on the Setup screen.
Copy all the contents n the \\RAID\JMcron\NoIDE\Floppy32 (for 32-bt OS) or Flop-
py64 (for 64-bt OS) to a formatted foppy drve.
The drver dskette for JMcron RAID Controller s done.

When prompted, nsert the foppy dsk you created n step 3 and press Enter.
You should be shown a lst of avalable SCSI Adapters.
Select the approprate JMcron RAID controller and press ENTER.
The next screen should confrm that you have selected the JMcron RAID controller.
Press ENTER agan to contnue.
You have successfully nstalled the JMcron RAID drver, and Wndows setup
should contnue.
Leave the dsk n the foppy drve untl the system reboots tself. Wndows setup wll
need to copy the fles from the foppy agan after the RAID volume s formatted, and
Wndows setup starts copyng fles.
For Wndows Vsta:
After selectng the locaton to nstall Wndows Vsta, please clck on the Load Drver
button to nstall the RAID drver. Please refer the Important notce above to make a
RAID Drver medum. And then, follow the nstructons to complete the RAID drve n-
stallaton and the Wndows Vsta nstallaton.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Note: For Wndows XP, you can use the USB foppy drve only. For Wndows Vsta you
can use CD/ DVD/ USB drve.
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Exstng Wndows Vsta/XP Drver Installaton
Insert the MSI DVD nto the DVD-ROM drve.
The DVD wll auto-run and the setup screen wll appear.
Under the Drver tab, clck on JMcron JMB362 Drvers.
The drvers wll be automatcally nstalled.
Confrmng Wndows Vsta/XP Drver Installaton
From Wndows Vsta/XP, open the Control Panel from My Computer followed by
the System con.
Choose the Hardware tab, then clck the Devce Manager tab.
Clck the + n front of the SCSI and RAID Controllers hardware type. The drver
JMcron JMB36X Controller should appear.

1.
2.
3.
4.

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JMlCRON RAlD CONFlGURER
There s an applcaton called JMRadTool whch helps you perform the followng tasks
of JMcron RAID.
Vewng RAID Array Confguratons: Vew an array confguraton (mrrored, strped)
Creatng RAID Arrays
Deletng a RAID Array
Rebuldng RAID Arrays
Solvng Mrror Confct
Vew RAID Array Confguratons
Left-clck the Show Dsks button and the nformaton of all hard dsks wll dsplay on
the rght sde of the wndow.
Left-clck the name of the dsk array and the nformaton of all hard dsks of the selected
dsk array wll dsplay on the rght sde of the wndow. The nformaton of the dsk array
wll also dsplay on the lower-left part of the wndow.

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Create RAID
JMRadTool supports the creaton of RAID 0, 1 and JBOD.
Left-clck the Create Rad button.
A CREATE RAID WIZARD dalogue wll dsplay on the screen, followng the de-
scrpton of every step to complete the creaton.
Create RAID from Exstng Dsk
You can combne the Exstng Dsk (Source dsk may content OS and Data) wth other
HD (must be larger than source Dsk) to be RAID. The data on Source Dsk wll be re-
served. After RAID s bult, system wll need to reboot.
Left-Clck the Create RAID from Exstng Dsk con on the toolbar.
A CREATING RAID FROM EXISTING DISK wzard dalogue wll dsplay on the
screen, followng the descrpton of every step to complete the creaton.
1.
2.
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Remove RAID
There are two ways you can choose to remove RAID.
Way 1
Rght-clck the name of the dsk array you want to delete and the Remove
menu wll appear. Select the Remove Rad of the pop-up menu.
1.
A warnng message appears to remnd you that the data wll be lost. Press the Yes
button f you really want to delete the dsk array.
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Way 2
Left-Clck the Remove Rad con on the toolbar.
A REMOVE RAID wzard dalogue wll dsplay on the screen, followng the de-
scrpton of every step to complete the deleton.
1.
2.
Rebuld RAID
RAID 1 can be rebuld whle RAID 0, JBOD cannot be rebuld. There are two ways you
can choose to rebuld RAID.
Way 1
Rght-clck the name of the dsk array you want to rebuld and the Rebuld menu
wll appear.
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Select Rebuld Rad.
A REBUILD RAID WIZARD dalogue wll dsplay on the screen, followng the de-
scrpton of every step to complete the rebuldng.
2.
3.
Way 2
If the dsk array needs to rebuld then the rebuld button wll be enablng on the
toolbar.
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Left-Clck the Rebuld Rad button on the toolbar.
A REBUILD RAID WIZARD dalogue wll dsplay on the screen, followng the de-
scrpton of every step to complete the rebuldng.
2.
3.
Solve Mrror Confct
If the confct occurs, t wll show the REBUILDING RAID WIZARD dalogue to ask you
f you want to rebuld RAID, followng the descrpton of every step to rebuld the RAID.