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Quick Links. See also: Instruction Manual. Table of Contents. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equip- ment is operated in a commercial environment. We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice. Page 4: Technical Support Alternatively, please try the following help resources for further guidance.

Hardware Setup Page 7 Selecting the First Boot Device Page 8: Chapter 1. X ATX mainboard. The MS v1. Page 10 Getting Started 2. The LEDs provide up to 16 combinations of signals to debug the system. Page Msi Dvd 5. Otherwise, the 6- channel audio function will not work properly.

For information on how to select 6-channel mode in the audio software utility, refer to Appendix. Page 16 Getting Started 4. Click OK. To enter the online help: 1. Click on the icon at the bottom-right corner of the control panel.

If the mechanism senses an abnormal temperature rise, it will automatically shut down the system and the CPU temperature will then drop down and resume normal.

Page Chapter 2. Hardware Setup Hardware Setup Hardware Setup This chapter tells you how to install the CPU, memory modules, and expansion cards, as well as how to setup the jump- ers on the mainboard. Also, it provides the instructions on con- necting the peripheral devices, such as the mouse, keyboard, etc. When you are installing the CPU, make sure the CPU has a heat sink and a cooling fan attached on the top to prevent overheating.

Sliding Pull the lever sideways away 90 degree Plate from the socket. Make sure to raise the lever up to a degree angle. Connect the fan to the power sup- ply connector provided on your mainboard.

MSI Reminds You Please apply some heat sink paste on top of your CPU to dissipate the heat more effectively. BIOS Setup. Overheating Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system, al- ways make sure the cooling fan can work properly to protect the CPU from overheating. Page Dimm Module Combination 3. The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close. You can barely see the golden finger if the module is properly inserted in the socket.

Be- fore inserting the power supply connector, always make sure that all compo- nents are installed properly to ensure that no damage will be caused. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial devices directly to the connectors. FDD1 If you install two hard disks on cable, you must configure the second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper. Refer to the hard disk documentation supplied by hard disk vendors for jumper setting instructions.

Always consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan. Power Power Speaker Switch The USB 2. To use the USB 2. The S-Bracket offers 2 SPDIF jacks for digital audio transmission one for optical fiber connection and the other for coaxial , and 2 analog Line-Out jacks for 4-channel audio output.

JCD1 You can clear CMOS by shorting pin while the system is off. Then return to pin position. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on; it will damage the mainboard. AGP is an interface specification designed for the throughput demands of 3D graphics. Page Chapter 3. You may need to run the Setup program when: An error message appears on the screen during the system booting up, and requests you to run SETUP. The Main Menu displays twelve configurable functions and two exit choices.

Each category includes none, one or more setup items. Setting options: Disabled and Enabled. This feature only protects the boot sector, not the whole hard disk.

Available options: Enabled, Disabled. Full Screen Logo Show This item enables you to show the company logo on the bootup screen. Set- tings are: Enabled Shows a still image logo on the full screen at boot. Floppy The system will boot from floppy drive.

Disabled Disable this sequence. Setting options are described below. Option Description Setup The password prompt appears only when end users try to run Setup. Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset. Selecting User allows users to configure these fields manually. Settings: Disabled, 2-Way and 4-Way. Settings: 1T, 2T, 3T. Set- ting options: 1x, 2x, 4x, Auto.

Select 4x only if your AGP card sup- ports it. S3-related functions described in this section are available only when your BIOS supports S3 sleep mode.

If your operating The system resume time is shortened when you disable the function, but system will need an AGP driver to initialize the VGA card. Therefore, if the AGP driver of the card does not support the initialization feature, the display may work abnormally or not function after resuming from S3.

Options: Enabled, Disabled. Power Button Function This feature sets the function of the power button. If you have changed this setting, you must let the system boot up until it enters the operating system, before this function will work. When set to higher values, every PCI device can conduct transac- tions for a longer time and thus improve the effective PCI bandwidth.

For better PCI performance, you should set the item to higher values. Enabled Enables the onboard Floppy controller. Disabled Disables the onboard Floppy controller. Disable the controller if you want to use other controller cards to connect an audio device. Monitor function is available only if there is hardware monitoring mechanism onboard.

Chassis Intrusion The field enables or disables the feature of recording the chassis intrusion status and issuing a warning message if the chassis is once opened. The Spread Spec- trum function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves. Any changes made to this setting may cause a stability issue, so changing the DDR voltage for long-term purpose is NOT recommended. If set to Setup, password prompt only occurs when you try to enter Setup.

The option is for power or overclocking users only. Use of high performance defaults will tighten most timings to increase the system performance. ALC allows the board to attach 4 or 6 speakers for better surround sound effect.

Page Installing The Audio Driver 1. The setup screen will automatically appear. The AC97 Audio Configuration software utility is under con- tinuous update to enhance audio applications. Hence, the program screens shown here in this appendix may be slightly different from the latest software utility and shall be held for reference only. Page 80 Using 4- or 6-Channel Audio Function 3. Click Next to start installing files into the system.

Click here 4. Click Finish to restart the system. Select this option Click here


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