945P Series

MS-7204 (v1.X mBTX Mainboard)

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Manual Rev: 1.0 Release Date: October 2005

FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. Notice 1 The changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Notice 2 Shielded interface cables and A.C. power cord, if any, must be used in order to comply with the emission limits. VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU RESEAU.

Micro-Star International MS-7204

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation

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Technical Support
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Revision History
Revision V1.0 Revision History First release for PCB 1.X with Intel 945P & ICH7/ICH7R Date October 2005

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Do not place anything over the power cord. it may damage the equipment. † The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according to User’s Manual. 1. 3. 8. 6. Keep this equipment away from humidity. † The equipment has dropped and damaged. 12. 7.Safety Instructions Always read the safety instructions carefully. Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up. 2. † The equipment has obvious sign of breakage. The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from overheating. Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. CAUT ION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrec tly replac ed. 9. Do not leave this equipment in an environment unconditioned. If any of the following situations arises. † The equipment has been exposed to moisture. 4. Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical shock. 5. 11. All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted. storage temperature above 60 0 C (140 0F). Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before connecting the equipment to the power inlet. 10. † Liquid has penetrated into the equipment. iv . get the equipment checked by a service personnel: † The power cord or plug is damaged. Do not cover the openings. Keep this User’s Manual for future reference. Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module.

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..................... 2-2 Central Processing Unit: CPU ................. 1-1 Mainboard Specifications .......................................................................................................... Getting Started ........................................................................................................ 1-2 Mainboard Layout ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ ii Copyright Notice .......................................... 1-5 Chapter 2................................................................................. 2-3 CPU & Cooler Installation ...................................................... 2-9 BTX 24-Pin Power Connector: BTX1 .................................................................. 2-14 Hard Disk Connector: IDE1 ......................................... iii Safety Instructions ....................................... iv WEEE Statement ............... 2-14 Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN1/SYS_FAN1 ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-7 Introduction to DDR2 SDRAM ......................................... 2-1 Quick Components Guide ........................................................................... 1-4 Packing Contents .... 2-4 Memory ..................................................................................................... 2-15 FWH/LPC Debugging Pin Header: JLPC1 ........... iii Revision History ............................................................................... 2-15 viii ................................................................................................................................................................... 2-10 Mouse/Keyboard Connector .................. 2-9 BTX 12V Power Connector: JPWR1 ........................................................................ 2-7 Memory Module Population Rules ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-13 Connectors ................................................................................................................................. 2-11 LAN (RJ-45) Jack . Hardware Setup ................................................................. 2-8 Power Supply ...................................................................................................................................... 2-7 Installing DDR2 Modules .....CONTENTS FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement ....................................................................... v Chapter 1............................................................................................................. 2-14 Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 ............................................................................. 2-10 Serial Port Connector: COM Port . 2-12 Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 ............................ 2-3 Introduction to LGA 775 CPU .......... 2-12 Audio Port Connectors .............. 2-11 USB Connectors ..................................................... 2-10 IEEE 1394 Port .................................................................................................. 2-9 Back Panel ....................................................... iii Technical Support ............................................................................................................

. 2-22 PCI Express Slots (optional) ................................................................... 2-22 PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-18 Front USB Connectors: JUSB1 / JUSB2 ................................2-17 SCART Output Connector: JSCA1....................................................................................... 2-20 Jumpers ................................................................................... 2-21 Slots .. 2-17 Front Line-In Connector: JL_IN1.................... 2-21 Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 ............................................Serial ATA Connectors controlled by Intel ICH7: SATA1~SATA4 ............................................................. 2-16 Video-In Connector: JVID1 ................................................ 2-23 ix .......................................2-18 Front Panel Connectors: JF_P1 ............................................................ 2-19 IEEE 1394 Connector: JFW 1 (Optional) .......................................2-17 Front LCD Moduke Header: JFLCD........................ 2-19 Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1 .....................................................................................

the 945P Series mainboard delivers a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.x mBTX mainboard. Ge tting Started Getting Started Thank you for choosing the 945P Series (MS-7204) v1. 1-1 . The 945P Series mainboard is based on Intel ® 945P and Intel® ICH7/ICH7R chipset for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced Intel® Pentium 4 Prescott LGA775 processor.Getting Started Chap t er 1 .

Two 32-bit v2.44M and 2.1 floppy port supports 1 FDD with 360K. in green color) supports 3 devices.Supports DDR2 533/667 † Intel® ICH7/ICH7R chipset (optional) . RAID 10. . On-Board IDE † One Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controllers integrated in ICH7/ICH7R. .8 Volt DDR2 SDRAM † Supports up to 4GB memory size. † Supports DDR2 533/667 memory interface.3v/5v PCI bus interface). 6XX & 8XX (Prescott and Smithfield) Chipset † Intel® 945P chipset . . On-Board Peripherals † On-Board Peripherals include: . .PCI Master v2.4 SATAII ports with transfer rate up to 3Gb/s.Supports FSB 533/ 800/1066MHz. .Up to 300MB/sec transfer speed. . Bus Master operation modes. RAID 1. . 720K.2M. 5XX. 1.1 parallel port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode .0 Compliant. 1. Raid 1 and Matrix Raid (ICH7R).88Mbytes .Serial ATA RAID 0. up to 8 ports. . † SATAII controller integrated in ICH7/ICH7R.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard Mainboard Specifications CPU † Supports Intel® Pentium 4/ Celeron D Prescott LGA775 processors (Prescott and Smithfield) in LGA775 package.3. . Slots † † † † One PCI Express x16 slot.Hi-Speed USB (USB2.2.Integrated AHCI controller (ICH7R). † Supports 3/4 pin CPU Fan Pin-Header with Fan Speed Control. M ain M emory † Supports four unbuffered DIMM of 1. (for ICH7R) . † Supports Dual channel DDR memory architecture.1 Line-In / Front-Out / Side Surround / Center Bass / Back Surround 1-2 . .Supports PCI Express x16 graphics interface.Supports AHCI controller with SATA Raid 0. † Supports up to Pentium 4 3XX. . The second PCI slot (PCI 2. † Supports 2005 Performance FMB CPU VR Design.Can connect up to four SATAII devices.0) controller.1 serial port . One PCI Express x1 slots. 480Mb/sec. RAID 5 and Matrix RAID.3 Master PCI bus slots (support 3.Supports PIO. I/O APIC.1 channel Ultra ATA 100 bus Master IDE controller.ACPI 2.

BIOS † † The mainboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically. The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.Getting Started .Supports 10 / 100 Mb/s. M ounting and Dimension † mBTX Form Factor: 26. † 7.7 cm x 26.0 Spec.1 + 2 channels audio codec Realtek ALC882.Compliant with Azalia 1.1 coaxial SPDIF-Out / SPDIF-In / Optical SPDIF-Out / SPDIF-In .8 USB ports (Rear * 4/ Front * 4) .5 cm † 7 mounting holes 1-3 . Audio † High Definition link controller integrated in Intel® ICH7/ICH7R chip. Transfer rate is up to 400 Mbps.1 RJ-45 LAN jack LAN † Intel 8100C . . 1394(optional) † Supports two IEEE1394 onboard pinheader. † Controlled by VIA VT6307 chip.

x mBTX Mainboard 1-4 .M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard Mainboard Layout PCI2 R TL8 1 0 0C VIA VT 6307 JFW1 F DD 1 PCI1 J3 PCI_E1 BATT + SYS_FAN1 JFL CD CPUFAN1 JF_P1 To p: L AN Jack Bot tom: USB ports PCI_E2 JLPC1 T op :1 394 port B:USB port s Top : mouse Bottom: ke yboard BTX1 JUSB1 JUSB2 Intel ICH7 / ICH7R T op : Paral lel Port Bot tom: COM A SATA2 SATA1 JBAT 1 BIOS Intel 945P SATA4 SATA3 IDE 1 T:SPDIF-IN B:OPT -In T:SPDIF-Ou t B:OPT -Out Front-Out SS-Out L ine-In CS-Out BS-Out DIMM1 DIMM2 ALC882 DIMM3 DIMM4 JSCA1 JPWR1 JVID1 JL_IN1 JAUD1 945P Series(MS-7204) v1.

keyboard. and expansion cards. W hile doing the installation. 2-1 . as well as how to setup the jumpers on the mainboard.Hardware Setup Chapter 2. be careful in holding the components and follow the installation procedures. memory modules. it provides the instructions on connecting the peripheral devices. Hardware Setup Hardware Setup This chapter tells you how to install the CPU. Also. such as the mouse. etc.

Back Panel I/O. p. p.2-19 CPU. p.2-17 2-2 .2-18 C PU F A N1 .2-16 DDR2 DIMMs.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard Quick Components Guide JLPC1. p. p. BTX1. p.2-20 JFLCD.2-9 JSCA1. p. p. SYS_FAN1. p. p.2-22 JF_P1.2-14 PCI Slots 1~2.2-18 PCI-E Slots.2-15 FDD1. p. p. p. p.2-10 IDE1.2-14 JBAT1. p.2-21 JPWR1. p.2-19 SATA1~SATA4.2-7 JL_IN1. p.2-15 p.2-9 JUSB1/2. p.2-3 p.2-23 JFW1. p.2-17 JVID1.2-17 JAUD1.

com. please make sure your components are able to tolerate such abnormal setting. If you do not have the CPU cooler.Hardware Setup Central Processing Unit: CPU The mainboard supports Intel® Pentium 4 Prescott processor.msi. Alignment Key Alignment Key Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator 2-3 .php. Overclocking This motherboard is designed to support overclocking. Introduction to LGA 775 CPU The pin-pad side of LGA 775 CPU. Any attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not recommended. We do not guarantee the damages or risks caused by inadequate operation or beyond product specifications. please visit http://www.. The mainboard uses a CPU socket called LGA775. However. make sure to install the cooler to prevent overheating. contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer. Overheating Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system. MSI Reminds You.tw/ program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_cpu_support. always turn off the ATX power supply or unplug the power supply’s power cord from grounded outlet first to ensure the safety of CPU. always make sure the cooling fan can work properly to protect the CPU from overheating. The surface of LGA 775 CPU. Replacing the CPU While replacing the CPU. For the latest information about CPU. while doing overclocking. W hen you are installing the CPU.. Remember to apply some silicone heat transfer compound on it for better heat dispersion.

pressing the clips on both sides to the center. 1.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard CPU & Cooler Installation W hen you are installing the CPU. 2. and use the CPU Clip to clip the CPU up. Rotate it to make the pin 1 indicator (yellow triangle) in the rightbottom corner. The availability of the CPU land side cover depends on your CPU packing. contact your dealer to purchase and install them before turning on the computer. MSI Reminds You. 1. Align the two pin 1 indicators (the triangles on the CPU & the CPU Clip).. 3. Use 2 hands to remove the land side cover (if any). Meanwhile. 2-4 . W rong installation will cause the damage of your CPU & mainboard. Please note not to touch the pins. The CPU has a land side cover on the bottom to protect the CPU contact from damage. Do not touch the CPU socket pins to avoid damaging. as the arrows shown. 2. 4. land side cover 3. do not forget to apply some silicon heat transfer compound on CPU before installing the heat sink/cooler fan for better heat dispersion.. Take out the accompanying CPU Clip and rotate it for the same direction as the CPU (Pin 1 indicator is in the left-bottom corner). Follow the steps below to install the CPU & cooler correctly. If you do not have the cooler. Confirm if your CPU cooler is firmly installed before turning on your system. make sure the CPU has a cooler attached on the top to prevent overheating.

6. 2-5 . then press down the CPU with your index finger to allow the whole module to be installed onto the CPU socket. Use your thumb and the middle fingers to push the clips to release the CPU. The CPU is installed well on the CPU socket. and the square on the CPU Clip to the hook of the socket. 10. always cover it to protect the socket pin. Remove the cap from lever hinge side (as the arrow shows). Before you have installed the CPU.Hardware Setup 5. Correctly align the triangle of CPU Clip with the CPU chamfer. Lift the load lever up and open the load plate. The pins of socket reveal. 9. 8. The CPU has a plastic cap on it to protect the contact from damage. 7.

Whenever CPU is not installed. Visually inspect if the CPU is seated well into the socket.) Holes on mainboard Holes on case The fan of the cooler. 3. MSI Reminds You. 2-6 . Then align the holes on the mainboard and chassis with the cooler. Make sure the cooler is in the proper orientation. 1. 14. the c ool er wi l l on l y f i t i n t he r ig h t orientation. (Please refer the pictures below. always protect your CPU socket pin with the plastic cap covered (shown in Figure 1) to avoid damaging.. Check the information in PC Health Status of H/W M onitor in BIOS (Chapter 3) for the CPU temperature.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard 11. Therefore we suggest you do not plug/unplug the CPU too often.Position the mainboard into the chassis and use the retaining screws to secure it into the place. then remove the CPU Clip with 2 fingers. 13.. and then secure the lever with the hook under retention tab. Then cover the load plate onto the package. 2. Please note that the mating/unmating durability of the CPU is 20 cycles. 12. Press down the load lever lightly onto the load plate.Put down the cooler and us e the retaining screws of the cooler to secure it into the place.

versus 184 pins on a DDR1 module. Otherwise. you should always install DDR2 memory module in the DDR2 slot (DIMM1~DIMM4). DDR2 incorporates new features at the chip level that give it better signal integrity. you are not able to boot up your system and your mainboard might be damaged.Hardware Setup Memory The mainboard provides 4 slots for 240-pin DDR2 DIMM. but will require some changes as the technology is not backwardly compatible and only motherboards specifically designed for DDR2 memory will be able to support these chips. Since DDR2 modules are not interchangeable with DDR1 and the DDR2 standard is not backward compatible. Memory Module Population Rules Install at least one DIMM module on the slots. but they will typically be less than 1. DDR2 uses a 1. Each DIMM slot supports up to a maximum size of 1GB. please visit http://www. and the length of DDR2 module is 5.5V for DDR1. Please note that each DIM M can work respectively for single-channel DDR. while both channels (in different color) populated with same amount of memory size will work as dual-channel DDR. DDR2 truly is the future of memory. compared to 2.php. com. Users can install either single. which supports the memory size up to 4GB. thereby enabling higher clock speeds.msi.or double-sided modules to meet their own needs.25”. and its speed is the top limit of current DDR1 technology. 2-7 . For the updated supporting memory modules. DDR2 modules have smaller and tighter spaced pins.8V supply for core and I/O voltage.3” in height. DIMM1~DIMM4 (from Top to buttom Channel A (DIMM1 & DIMM2) Channel B (DIMM3 & DIMM4) Introduction to DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 is a new technology of memory module.tw/program/products/mainboard/mbd/pro_mbd_trp_list. and requires 28% less power than DDR1 chips. The height of DDR2 modules varies. DDR2 modules have 240 pins.

2. You can barely see the golden finger if the module is properly inserted in the socket.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard GREEN DIMM1 (Ch A) 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB ORANGE DIMM2 (Ch B) 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB 256MB~1GB GREEN DIMM3 (Ch A) ORANGE DIMM4 (Ch B) System Density 512MB~2GB 512MB~2GB 512MB~2GB 512MB~2GB 1GB~4GB MSI Reminds You. 2-8 . . the system density will only be detected up to 3+GB (not full 4GB) when each DIMM is installed with an 1GB memory module. .. .Please select the identical memory modules to install on the dual channel.Due to the South Bridge resource deployment.. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Installing DDR2 Modules 1. . and it is strongly recommended not to insert the memory modules into the ORANGE slots while the GREEN slots are left empty. Volt Notch MSI Reminds You. Then push it in until the golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the socket..Dual-channel DDR works ONLY in the 5 combinations listed in the table shown in the previous page. or it may cause some failure. The DDR2 DIMM has only one notch on the center of module.. .This mainboard DO NOT support the memory module installed with more than 18 pieces of IC (integrated circuit). The module will only fit in the right orientation. and DO NOT install three memory modules on three DIMMs. The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close.Always insert the memory modules into the GREEN slots first. 3.

Then push down the power supply firmly into the connector.Hardware Setup Power Supply The mainboard supports BTX power supply for the power system. Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 SIGNAL +3. 1 3 Pin Definition PIN 1 SIGNAL GND GND 12V 12V JPW1 2 4 2 3 4 MSI Reminds You. To connect the BTX 24-pin power supply. BTX 12V power connection should be greater than 18A. BTX 24-Pin Power Connector: BTX1 This connector allows you to connect an BTX 24-pin power supply..3V +3. 2-9 . Power supply of 350 watts (and above) is highly recommended for system stability. make sure the plug of the power supply is inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned. always make sure that all components are installed properly to ensure that no damage will be caused. These two connectors connect to the BTX power supply and have to work together to ensure stable operation of the mainboard. 3.3V PIN 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 SIGNAL +3. 2. 1.3V GND +5V GND +5V GND PWR OK 5VSB +12V +12V +3.3V -12V GND PS-ON# GND GND GND Res +5V +5V +5V GND BTX1 24 13 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 1 BTX 12V Power Connector: JPWR1 This 12V power connector is used to provide power to the CPU.. Before inserting the power supply connector.

other PCs. and portable devices. The standard IEEE 1394 port connects to IEEE 1394 devices without external power.Front-Out Out In USB Ports Keyboard COM Port Opt. 1394 Port 2-10 .M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard Back Panel The back panel provides the following connectors: LAN 1394 M ou se Parallel SPDIF. storage peripherals.SS-Out CB-Out Out Line-In BS-Out In Mouse/Keyboard Connector The mainboard provides a standard PS/2® mouse/keyboard mini DIN connector for attaching a PS/2® mouse/keyboard. The connector location and pin assignments are as follows: Pin Definition 6 4 2 1 5 3 PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 SIGNAL Mouse/Keyboard Data NC GND VCC Mouse/KeyboardClock NC DESCRIPTION Mouse/Keyboard data No connection Ground +5V Mouse/Keyboard clock No connection PS/2 Mouse / Keyboard (6-pin Female) IEEE 1394 Port The back panel provides one standard IEEE 1394 port. The IEEE 1394 high-speed serial bus complements USB by providing enhanced PC connectivity for a wide range of devices. including consumer electronics audio/video (A/V) appliances.SPDIF.Opt. You can plug a PS/2® mouse/keyboard directly into this connector.

You can plug the USB device directly into the connector. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9-Pin Male DIN Connector COM Port Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 SIGNAL DCD SIN SOUT DTR GND DSR RTS CTS RI DESCRIPTION Data Carry Detect Serial In or Receive Data Serial Out or Transmit Data Data T erminal Ready) Ground Data Set Ready Request T Send o Clear To Send Ring Indicate USB Connectors The mainboard provides an OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface) Universal Serial Bus root for attaching USB devices such as keyboard. You can attach a serial mouse or other serial device directly to it. It’s a 16550A high speed communication port that send/receive/ 16 bytes FIFOs.Hardware Setup Serial Port Connector: COM Port The mainboard offers one 9-pin male DIN connector COM Port. mouse or other USBcompatible devices. USB Port Description PIN 1 1 2 3 4 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 SIGNAL VCC -Data 0 +Data0 GND VCC -Data 1 +Data 1 GND DESCRIPTION +5V Negative Data Channel 0 Positive Data Channel 0 Ground +5V Negative Data Channel 1 Positive Data Channel 1 Ground USB Ports 6 7 8 2-11 .

1CH / 5. This LAN enables data to be transferred at 100Mbps or 10Mbps.1. or other audio devices. there is an advanced audio application provided by Realtek ALC882 to offer support for 7.1-/7.channel audio. Tape player.1 CH) Line In Center/Bass Speaker Out (in 7.1CH) Back Surround ( in 7.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard LAN (RJ-45) Jack The mainboard provides 1 standard RJ-45 jack for connection to single Local Area Network (LAN). 10/100 LAN Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 SIGNAL TDP TDN RDP NC NC RDN NC NC DESCRIPTION Transmit Differential Pair Transmit Differential Pair Receive Differential Pair Not Used Not Used Receive Differential Pair Not Used Not Used RJ-45 LAN Jack 4 5 6 7 8 The left 3 audio jacks are for 2-channel mode for stereo speaker output: Front Out is a connector for Speakers or Headphones.1-channel audio operation and can turn rear audio connectors from 2-channel to 4-/5.1CH) 2-12 .1CH / 5. You can connect a network cable to it. Line In is used for external CD player. However. Audio Port Connectors SPDIF-Out S/PDIF Out/In-Coaxial SPDIF-In Front Out (Front R/L) (Side Surround R/L) (in 7.

A parallel port is a standard printer port that supports Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) and Extended Capabilities Parallel Port (ECP) mode. 13 1 25 14 Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 SIGNAL STROBE DATA0 DATA1 DATA2 DATA3 DATA4 DATA5 DATA6 DATA7 ACK# BUSY PE SELECT AUTO FEED# ERR# INIT# SLIN# GND GND GND GND GND GND GND GND DESCRIPTION Strobe Data0 Data1 Data2 Data3 Data4 Data5 Data6 Data7 Acknowledge Busy PaperEnd Select AutomaticFeed Error Initialize Printer Select In Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground 2-13 .Hardware Setup Parallel Port Connector: LPT1 The mainboard provides a 25-pin female centronic connector as LPT.

2.. the black wire is Ground and should be connected to GND. Fan/heatsink with 3 or 4 fins are both available. 1. CPUFAN1 supports the fan control. IDE HDD.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard Connectors The mainboard provides connectors to connect to FDD. FDD1 Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN1/SYS_FAN1 The CPUFAN1 (processor fan). and USB Ports. 2-14 . 1. you must use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control. 720K. 1.88M floppy disk types. W hen connecting the wire to the connectors.44M and 2. 4.2M. LAN.. If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset on-board. Floppy Disk Drive Connector: FDD1 The mainboard provides a standard floppy disk drive connector that supports 360K. It supports four/three-pin head connector. always take note that the red wire is the positive and should be connected to the +12V. Always consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan. case. +12V GND Sensor SENSOR +12V Control GND SYS_FAN1 CPUFAN1 MSI Reminds You. Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at Intel® official website. 3. SYS_FAN1 support system cooling fan with +12V. Be sure to configure the CPU FAN PIN Select in BIOS for the CPU Fan you are using first.

you must configure the second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumper. IDE1 (blue) MSI Reminds You.. If you install two hard disks on cable.Hardware Setup Hard Disk Connector: IDE1 The mainboard has one 32-bit Ultra DMA 66/100 IDE controller integrated in the chips Intel ICH7R. which supports PIO & Bus Master operation modes and it can connect up to two Ultra ATA drives. FWH/LPC Debugging Pin Header: JLPC1 The pin header is for internal debugging only. JLPC1 Pin Definition PIN 2 1 14 13 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 SIGNAL LCLK LRST# LAD0 LAD1 LAD2 LAD3 LFRAME# PIN 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 SIGNAL Key (no pin) VCC3 FID0_LRST VCC5 Key (no pin) GND GND JLPC1 2-15 . Refer to the hard disk documentation supplied by hard disk vendors for jumper setting instructions..

Each Serial ATA connector can connect to 1 hard disk device.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard Serial ATA Connectors controlled by Intel ICH7: SATA1~SATA4 The SouthBridge of this mainboard is Intel ICH7 which supports four serial ATA connectors SATA1~SATA4. 7 1 SATA1 SATA1~ SATA4 Pin Definition SATA2 PIN 1 3 5 7 SIGNAL GND TXN RXN GND PIN 2 4 6 SIGNAL TXP GND RXP SATA3 SATA4 Serial ATA cable Take out the dust cover and connect to the hard disk devices Connect to serial ATA ports MSI Reminds You. Both connectors are fully compliant with Serial ATA 1.. since this might cause the loss of data during the transmission. Each supports 1st generation serial ATA data rates of 150 MB/s.. SATA1~SATA4 are dual high-speed Serial ATA interface ports.0 specifications. 2-16 . Please do not fold the serial ATA cable in a 90-degree angle.

VCRs. DVD players.Hardware Setup Video-In Connector: JVID1 The connector is for TV-Tuner card audio connector. SCART is the established European standard for connecting home video equipments like TVs. JSCA1 R GND L 2-17 . GND L R JL_IN1 SCART Output Connector: JSCA1 The JSCA1 connector allows you to connect the output device with SCART spec. etc. JVID1 R GND L Front Line-In Connector: JL_IN1 The connector is for front line-in connector.

JF_P1 Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 SIGNAL PS_ON PS_ON PWR_LED PWR_LED HDD_LED HDD_LED Reset Reset DESCRIPTION Power Switch On (1) Power Switch On (2) Power LED (+) Power LED (-) HDD LED (-) HDD LED(+) Reset (1) Reset (2) 2-18 . JF_P1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. TX +5VSB GND RX Front Panel Connectors: JF_P1 The mainboard provides one front panel connector for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard Front LCD Module Header: JFLCD The connector allows you to connect to Medion VFD LCD panel.

which is 40 times faster than USB 1. printers. PRESENCE# = 0 when a High Definition Audio dongle is connected. USB 2.Hardware Setup Front USB Connectors: JUSB1 / JUSB2 The mainboard provides two standard USB 2.Left channel Ground Analog Port 1 . JUSB1 / JUSB2 Pin Definition 2 1 10 9 PIN 1 3 5 7 9 SIGNAL VCC USB0USB0+ GND Key PIN 2 4 6 8 10 SIGNAL VCC USB1USB1+ GND USBOC (USB 2. MP3 players. Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1 The F_AUDIO front panel audio connector allows you to connect to the front panel audio and is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.. Analog Port 2 . modems and the like.1.Right channel Active low signal . or it may cause some damage.Right channel Jack detection return from front panel JACK1 Jack detection sense line from the High Definition Audio CODEC jack detection resistor network ConnectorKey Analog Port 2 . digital cameras.Left channel Jack detection return from front panel JACK2 5 6 7 8 9 10 PORT 2R SENSE1_RETIRN SENSE_SEND KEY PORT 2L SENSE2_RETIRN 2-19 . and is ideal for connecting highspeed USB interface peripherals such as USB HDD. 2 1 10 9 JAUD1 JAUD1 Pin Definition PIN 1 2 3 4 SIGNAL PORT 1L GND PORT 1R PRESENCE# DESCRIPTION Analog Port 1 . Note that the pins of VCC and GND must be connected correctly.0 technology increases data transfer rate up to a maximum throughput of 480Mbps.0/standard spec) JUSB1 / JUSB2 MSI Reminds You.signals BIOS that a High Definition Audio dongle is connected to the analog header.0 pin headers JUSB1 / JUSB2..

M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard IEEE 1394 Connector: JFW1 (Optional) The mainboard provides one 1394 pin header that allow you to connect optional IEEE 1394 port. Pin Definition PIN 2 1 10 9 1 3 5 7 9 SIGNAL TPA+ Ground TPB+ Cable power Key (no pin) PIN 2 4 6 8 10 SIGNAL TPAGround TPBCable power Ground JFW1 2-20 .

the system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on.Hardware Setup Jumpers The motherboard provides the following jumper for you to set the computer’s function. 2-21 . it will damage the mainboard. use the JBAT1 (Clear CMOS) Jumper to clear data. Clear CMOS Jumper: JBAT1 There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external battery to keep the system configuration data. If you want to clear the system configuration. Avoid clearing the CMOS while the system is on. With the CMOS RAM.. You can clear CMOS by shorting 2-3 pin while the system is off.. This section will explain how to change your motherboard’s function through the use of jumper. Then return to 1-2 pin position. Follow the instructions below to clear the data: 1 JBAT1 3 1 3 1 Keep Data Clear Data MSI Reminds You.

Also. and general purpose I/O.5 Giga transfers per second over a PCI Express x1 lane for Gigabit Ethernet. desktop platforms with PCI Express Architecture will be designed to deliver highest performance in video. PCI Express x16 slot PCI Express x1 slot 2-22 . W hen adding or removing expansion cards. PCI Express Slots (optional) The PCI Express slots. graphics. interconnect technology. TV Tuners. PCI Express architecture provides a high performance graphics infrastructure for Desktop Platforms doubling the capability of existing AGP 8x designs with transfer rates of 4. multimedia and other sophisticated applications. a PCI Express x1 slot and three 32-bit PCI bus slots. Moreover. low pin count.0 GB/s over a PCI Express x16 lane for graphics controllers. serial. support Intel highest performance desktop platforms utilizing the Intel Pentium 4 processor with HT Technology. 1394 controllers. You can insert the expansion cards to meet your needs. PCI Express architecture provides a high performance I/O infrastructure for Desktop Platforms with transfer rates starting at 2.M S-7204 mBTX M ainboard Slots The mainboard provides a PCI Express x16 slot. as a high-bandwidth. make sure that you unplug the power supply first.

read the documentation for the expansion card to make any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card. Meanwhile. such as jumpers. W hen adding or removing expansion cards.Hardware Setup PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) Slots The PCI slots allow you to insert the expansion cards to meet your needs. are hardware lines over which devices can send interrupt signals to the microprocessor. PCI Slots PCI Interrupt Request Routing The IRQ. The PCI IRQ pins are typically connected to the PCI bus INT A# ~ INT D# pins as follows: Order 1 PCI Slot 1 INT B# INT E# INT F# PCI Slot 2 INT A# Order 2 INT C# INT F# INT G# INT B# Order 3 INT D# INT G# INT H# INT C# Order 4 INT A# INT H# INT E# INT D# 2-23 . acronym of interrupt request line and pronounced I-R-Q. switches or BIOS configuration. make sure that you unplug the power supply first.

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