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XPower series

MS-7666 (v1.x) Mainboard

G52-76661X1

Preface

Copyright Notice
The material in this document is the intellectual property of MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL. We take every care in the preparation of this document, but no guarantee is given as to the correctness of its contents. Our products are under continual improvement and we reserve the right to make changes without notice.

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Revision History
Revision V1.0 Revision History First release for PCB 1.x Date April 2010

Technical Support
If a problem arises with your system and no solution can be obtained from the user’s manual, please contact your place of purchase or local distributor. Alternatively, please try the following help resources for further guidance.

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Visit the MSI website for FAQ, technical guide, BIOS updates, driver updates, and other information: http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=service Contact our technical staff at: http://ocss.msi.com

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MS-7666

Safety Instructions
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Always read the safety instructions carefully. Keep this User’s Manual for future reference. Keep this equipment away from humidity. Lay this equipment on a reliable flat surface before setting it up. The openings on the enclosure are for air convection hence protects the equipment from overheating. DO NOT COVER THE OPENINGS. connecting the equipment to the power inlet. thing over the power cord.

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■ Make sure the voltage of the power source and adjust properly 110/220V before ■ Place the power cord such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place any■ Always Unplug the Power Cord before inserting any add-on card or module. ■ All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted. ■ Never pour any liquid into the opening that could damage or cause electrical
shock.

■ If any of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service
personnel: ◯ ◯ ◯ ◯ ◯ ◯ The power cord or plug is damaged. Liquid has penetrated into the equipment. The equipment has been exposed to moisture. The equipment does not work well or you can not get it work according to User’s Manual. The equipment has dropped and damaged. The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.

DO NOT LEAVE THIS EQUIPMENT IN AN ENVIRONMENT UNCONDITIONED, STORAGE TEMPERATURE ABOVE 600 C (1400F), IT MAY DAMAGE THE EQUIPMENT. CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. 警告使用者: 這是甲類資訊產品,在居住的環境中使用時,可能會造成無線電干擾,在這種情況下, 使用者會被要求採取某些適當的對策。 廢電池請回收 For better environmental protection, waste batteries should be collected separately for recycling special disposal.

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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. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help. Micro-Star International MS-7666 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. VOIR LA NOTICE D’INSTALLATION AVANT DE RACCORDER AU RESEAU. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. iv . ◯ ◯ ◯ ◯ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. power cord. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.C. Notice 2 Shielded interface cables and A. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) this device may not cause harmful interference. if any. must be used in order to comply with the emission limits.Preface FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the measures listed below. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. However. and 2) this device must accept any interference received. This equipment generates. including interference that may cause undesired operation.

поэтому производители вышеперечисленного электронного оборудования обязаны принимать его для переработки по окончании срока службы. MSI will comply with the product take back requirements at the end of life of MSI-branded products that are sold into the EU. Вы можете вернуть эти изделия в специализированные пункты приема. В соответствии с директивой Европейского Союза (ЕС) по предотвращению загрязнения окружающей среды использованным электрическим и электронным оборудованием (директива WEEE 2002/96/EC).. You can return these products to local collection points. изделия.MS-7666 WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement ENGLISH To protect the global environment and as an environmentalist. Under the European Union (“EU”) Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Les fabricants de ces équipements seront obligés de récupérer certains produits en fin de vie.und Elektronik-Altgeräte nicht mehr als kommunale Abfälle entsorgt werden.. MSI tient à rappeler ceci. am Ende seines Lebenszyklus zurückzunehmen. MSI hat europaweit verschiedene Sammel. die in die Europäische Union in Verkehr gebrachten Produkte. в переработку по окончании срока службы. что. MSI обязуется соблюдать требования по приему продукции. не могут рассматриваться как бытовой мусор. вступающей в силу 13 августа 2005 года. относящиеся к электрическому и электронному оборудованию.und Elektronik-Altgeräte dürfen Elektro.. Directive 2002/96/EC. 2005. Par conséquent vous pouvez retourner localement ces matériels dans les points de collecte. Preface DEUTSCH Hinweis von MSI zur Erhaltung und Schutz unserer Umwelt Gemäß der Richtlinie 2002/96/EG über Elektro. products of “electrical and electronic equipment” cannot be discarded as municipal waste anymore and manufacturers of covered electronic equipment will be obligated to take back such products at the end of their useful life. проданной под маркой MSI на территории EC. поэтому напоминаем вам... que les produits électriques et électroniques ne peuvent être déposés dans les décharges ou tout simplement mis à la poubelle. prenant effet le 13 août 2005. Bitte entsorgen Sie dieses Produkt zum gegebenen Zeitpunkt ausschliesslich an einer lokalen Altgerätesammelstelle in Ihrer Nähe. РУССКИЙ Компания MSI предпринимает активные действия по защите окружающей среды.. MSI prendra en compte cette exigence relative au retour des produits en fin de vie au sein de la communauté européenne.und Recyclingunternehmen beauftragt.. MSI must remind you that. directive 2002/96/EC. v . Au sujet de la directive européenne (EU) relative aux déchets des équipement électriques et électroniques. FRANÇAIS En tant qu’écologiste et afin de protéger l’environnement. which takes effect on August 13.

MSI przypomina. Produkty MSI będzie można zwracać w wyznaczonych punktach zbiorczych. tak więc producenci tych produktów będą zobowiązani do odbierania ich w momencie gdy produkt jest wycofywany z użycia. proizvodi koji spadaju pod “elektronsku i električnu opremu” ne mogu više biti odbačeni kao običan otpad i proizvođači ove opreme biće prinuđeni da uzmu natrag ove proizvode na kraju njihovog uobičajenog veka trajanja. tzw. MSI mora da vas podesti da… Po Direktivi Evropske unije (“EU”) o odbačenoj ekektronskoj i električnoj opremi.Preface ESPAÑOL MSI como empresa comprometida con la protección del medio ambiente. wil MSI u eraan herinneren dat…. los fabricantes de equipos electrónicos. Direktiva 2002/96/EC. “produkty oraz wyposażenie elektryczne i elektroniczne “ nie mogą być traktowane jako śmieci komunalne. MSI wypełni wymagania UE. con fecha de rigor desde el 13 de agosto de 2005. Avgusta 2005.. Fabrikanten van dit soort producten worden verplicht om producten retour te nemen aan het eind van hun levenscyclus. los productos clasificados como “eléctricos y equipos electrónicos” no pueden ser depositados en los contenedores habituales de su municipio. die op 13 Augustus 2005 in zal gaan kunnen niet meer beschouwd worden als vervuiling. która wchodzi w życie 13 sierpnia 2005. SRPSKI Da bi zaštitili prirodnu sredinu. MSI estará comprometido con los términos de recogida de sus productos vendidos en la Unión Europea al final de su periodo de vida.. NEDERLANDS Om het milieu te beschermen. vi . De richtlijn van de Europese Unie (EU) met betrekking tot Vervuiling van Electrische en Electronische producten (2002/96/EC). MSI zal overeenkomstig de richtlijn handelen voor de producten die de merknaam MSI dragen en verkocht zijn in de EU. Zgodnie z Dyrektywą Unii Europejskiej (“UE”) dotyczącą odpadów produktów elektrycznych i elektronicznych (Dyrektywa 2002/96/EC). están obligados a hacerse cargo de dichos productos al termino de su período de vida. że. MSI će poštovati zahtev o preuzimanju ovakvih proizvoda kojima je istekao vek trajanja. POLSKI Aby chronić nasze środowisko naturalne oraz jako firma dbająca o ekologię. recomienda: Bajo la directiva 2002/96/EC de la Unión Europea en materia de desechos y/o equipos electrónicos. Deze goederen kunnen geretourneerd worden op lokale inzamelingspunten. przyjmując produkty (sprzedawane na terenie Unii Europejskiej) wycofywane z użycia. koji imaju MSI oznaku i koji su prodati u EU. koja stupa na snagu od 13. i kao preduzeće koje vodi računa o okolini i prirodnoj sredini. Usted debe depositar estos productos en el punto limpio establecido por el ayuntamiento de su localidad o entregar a una empresa autorizada para la recogida de estos residuos. Ove proizvode možete vratiti na lokalnim mestima za prikupljanje.

In base alla Direttiva dell’Unione Europea (EU) sullo Smaltimento dei Materiali Elettrici ed Elettronici. prodávaných v zemích EU.. Az Európai Unió („EU”) 2005. hogy . illetve környezetvédőként fellépve az MSI emlékezteti Önt. cihazların kullanım süreleri bittikten sonra ürünleri geri toplamakla yükümlü olacaktır.. MAGYAR Annak érdekében. MSI si adeguerà a tale Direttiva ritirando tutti i prodotti marchiati MSI che sono stati venduti all’interno dell’Unione Europea alla fine del loro ciclo di vita. da sempre amica della natura. ITALIANO Per proteggere l’ambiente. Avrupa Birliği’ne satılan MSI markalı ürünlerin kullanım süreleri bittiğinde MSI ürünlerin geri alınması isteği ile işbirliği içerisinde olacaktır. Ürünlerinizi yerel toplama noktalarına bırakabilirsiniz. augusztus 13-án hatályba lépő. ti ricorda che…. MSI. Podle směrnice Evropské unie (“EU”) o likvidaci elektrických a elektronických výrobků 2002/96/EC platné od 13.. Az MSI betartja a termékvisszavétellel kapcsolatos követelményeket az MSI márkanév alatt az EU-n belül értékesített termékek esetében. Preface ČESKY Záleží nám na ochraně životního prostředí . prodotti appartenenti alla categoria dei Materiali Elettrici ed Elettronici non possono più essere eliminati come rifiuti municipali: i produttori di detti materiali saranno obbligati a ritirare ogni prodotto alla fine del suo ciclo di vita. azok élettartamának végén. budou povinni odebírat takové výrobky zpět po skončení jejich životnosti. hogy környezetünket megvédjük. po skončení jejich životnosti. È possibile portare i prodotti nel più vicino punto di raccolta vii . srpna 2005 je zakázáno likvidovat “elektrické a elektronické výrobky” v běžném komunálním odpadu a výrobci elektronických výrobků. és az ilyen elektronikus berendezések gyártói kötelessé válnak az ilyen termékek visszavételére azok hasznos élettartama végén. Tyto výrobky můžete odevzdat v místních sběrnách.společnost MSI upozorňuje.MS-7666 TÜRKÇE Çevreci özelliğiyle bilinen MSI dünyada çevreyi korumak için hatırlatır: Avrupa Birliği (AB) Kararnamesi Elektrik ve Elektronik Malzeme Atığı. 2002/96/EC Kararnamesi altında 13 Ağustos 2005 tarihinden itibaren geçerli olmak üzere. az elektromos és elektronikus berendezések hulladékairól szóló 2002/96/EK irányelve szerint az elektromos és elektronikus berendezések többé nem kezelhetőek lakossági hulladékként. elektrikli ve elektronik malzemeler diğer atıklar gibi çöpe atılamayacak ve bu elektonik cihazların üreticileri. Direttiva 2002/96/EC in vigore dal 13 Agosto 2005. Společnost MSI splní požadavky na odebírání výrobků značky MSI. na které se tato směrnice vztahuje. Az ilyen termékeket a legközelebbi gyűjtőhelyre viheti..

..... 1-2 Mainboard Layout ............................................................. 3-4 Standard CMOS Features........................................................................................................................................................... 2-10 Back Panel ......................................... ii Safety Instructions ....................................................................................................... 3-30 viii ..............................................2-1 Quick Components Guide .......................................Preface ▍ CONTENTS Copyright Notice ......................................... 2-23 LED Status Indicators (optional) ..................... 1-6 Chapter 2 Hardware Setup ............................ 3-2 The Main Menu .................................................. 3-29 Load Fail-Safe/ Optimized Defaults ...................................... 2-19 Switch............................ 3-15 BIOS Setting Password................................................................. ii Trademarks .......... 3-26 Overclocking Profile ................................................................................... 2-14 Button ............................................................................................ 2-3 Memory ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... v Chapter 1 Getting Started...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3-12 H/W Monitor .......... 2-7 Power Supply .............................................................................................. ii Technical Support......................................................................................................................................................................................... 3-6 Advanced BIOS Features .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-12 Connectors ................................... 2-30 Chapter 3 BIOS Setup ........................................................................................... ii Revision History. 3-16 Cell Menu ....................iii FCC-B Radio Frequency Interference Statement...................... 2-2 CPU (Central Processing Unit) ........................................................................ iv WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Statement ............................................................................ 3-8 Integrated Peripherals ................................................................... 3-10 Power Management Setup....................................................................................................................... 3-14 Green Power ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1-4 Packing Checklist ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1-1 Mainboard Specifications .......3-1 Entering Setup ................................................................................................................................................................................. 3-17 M-Flash ......................... 2-21 Slots ..................

.....................B-3 Installing Driver ....................................................A-6 Software Configuration............................... C-2 ix ........................................................................................... C-1 RAID Configuration ..................................................................B-12 Appendix C Marvell RAID ...........................................................................................................................A-2 Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver ....................................B-10 Degraded RAID Array .............A-7 Preface Appendix B Intel RAID ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... A-1 Hardware Setup ....................................B-2 BIOS Configuration ............................................................................................................MS-7666 Appendix A Realtek Audio ............................................................................................................................................. B-1 Introduction .....................

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the XPower Series deliver a high performance and professional desktop platform solution.X) ATX mainboard. The XPower Series mainboards are based on Intel® X58 & ICH10R chipsets for optimal system efficiency. Designed to fit the advanced Intel® BloomfieldTM LGA1366 processor.Chapter 1 Getting Started Thank you for choosing the XPower Series (MS-7666 v1. .

php?func=cpuform2) QPI ■ Up to 6.0 Spec ■ 7.4 GT/s Chipset ■ North Bridge : Intel® X58 chipset ■ South Bridge : Intel® ICH10R chipset Memory Support ■ 6 DDR3 DIMMs support DDR3 2133*(OC)/ 1800*(OC) /1600*(OC)/ 1333/ 1066 / 800 DRAM (24GB Max) ■ Supports Dual-Channel/ Triple-Channel mode *(For more information on compatible components.msi.Getting Started Mainboard Specifications Processor Support ■ Intel® BloomfieldTM processor in the LGA1366 package (For the latest information about CPU.0 ■ 2 USB 3.php?func=testreport) LAN ■ Supports Dual LAN 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet by Realtek® RTL8111DL IEEE 1394 ■ 1 IEEE 1394 port by VIA® VT6315N QuantumWave Audio Card ■ Realtek® ALC889 ■ Compliant with Azalia 1.0 combo port (back panel) by JMicron® JMB362 ■ Supports hot plug & asynchronous notification USB 3.com/index.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec with jack sensing ■ Supports1x S/PDIF out header ■ Supports Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports on rear SATA ■ 6 SATA 3Gb/s (SATA1~6) ports by Intel® ICH10R ■ 2 SATA 6Gb/s (SATA7~8) ports by Marvell® 88SE9128 ■ 1 ESATA & 1ESATA/ USB 2.msi.0 ports by NEC® uPD720200F1 RAID ■ SATA1~6 support Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (AHCI/ RAID 0/1/5/10) by Intel® ICH10R ■ SATA7~8 ports support RAID 0/ 1 mode by Marvell® 88SE9128 1-2 . please visit http://www.com/index. please visit http://www.

PCI_E3 & PCI_E7 support up to PCIE x4 speed) ■ 1 PCI Express 1.1 D-LED2 panel connector .1 TPM Module connector .1 set Debug LED panel Chapter 1 Slots ■ 6 PCI Express 2.1 PS/2 mouse port .1 Power button .1 PS/2 keyboard port .5 USB 2.1 1394 port . PCI_ E4 & PCI_E6 support up to PCIE x8 speed.2 USB 2.4cm X 30.1 OC Genie button .2 LAN ports .0 Combo port .5 cm) Mounting ■ 9 mounting holes Feature on Focus ■ All Solid Cap design ■ Hi-C Cap on PWM ■ Active Phase Switch feature to save power dynamically ■ OC Genie ■ Heat Pipe design ■ EZ Button ■ USB Save Guard 1-3 .0 ports ■ On-Board .2 Base clock control buttons .0 ports .1 set voltage check point .1 x1 slot Form Factor ■ ATX (24.2 USB 3.1 ESATA port .1 Clear CMOS button .1 GreenPower Genie connector (optional) .1 ESATA/ USB 2.0 x16 slots (PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 support up to PCIE x16 speed.1 1394 connector .1 Reset button .0 connectors .1 Chassis Intrusion connector .1 Over-Voltage switch .MS-7666 Connectors ■ Back panel .

Getting Started Mainboard Layout JSMB1 OC Genie XPower Series (for MS-7666 1.0 only) ATX Mainboard 1-4 .

X) ATX Mainboard 1-5 .MS-7666 Chapter 1 JSMB1 OC Genie XPower Series (MS-7666 1.

If you need to purchase accessories and request the part numbers.com/index.Getting Started Packing Checklist MSI mainboard MSI Driver/Utility DVD SATA Cable Power Cable USB Bracket (Optional) V-Check Cable QuantumWave Audio Card CrossFireX Video Link Cable 3-Way SLI bridge cables (1 long. 2 short) Back IO Shield User’s Guide * The pictures are for reference only and may vary from the packing contents of the product you purchased.php 1-6 . you could search the product web page and find details on our web address http://www.msi.

Chapter 2 Hardware Setup This chapter provides you with the information about hardware setup procedures. For some components. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. . Static electricity may damage the components. While doing the installation. if you install in the wrong orientation. be careful in holding the components and follow the installation procedures. the components will not work properly.

2-14 JCI1. p. p. p. p.Hardware Setup Quick Components Guide CPUFAN.2-15 J1394_1. p.2-19 2-2 .2-7 Back Panel.2-15 SYSFAN4.2-15 JPWR2.2-16 V-Check Poiint.2-21 JUSB1~2.2-20 OC Genie Button. p.2-22 SYSFAN1.2-16 Power Button. p.2-33 Over-Volatge Switch. p. JFP2.2-19 Reset Button. p. p. p.2-17 SYSFAN2.2-3 DDR3. p.2-18 SATA. p.2-10 JPWR3.2-20 OC Genie JFP1. p.2-10 JPWR4. p.2-15 SYSFAN3. p.2-17 JTPM1.2-11 PCIE. p. p.2-12 JPWR1. p.2-15 Debug LED Panel. p. p. p. p.2-23 JSMB1.2-18 Base Clock Control Buttons p.2-10 CPU. p. p. p.

Always make sure the cooling fan can work properly to protect the CPU from overheating.MS-7666 CPU (Central Processing Unit) When you are installing the CPU. We do not guarantee the damages or risks caused by inadequate operation or beyond product specifications. If you do not have the CPU cooler. consult your dealer before turning on the computer. Make sure that you apply an even layer of thermal paste (or thermal tape) between the CPU and the heatsink to enhance heat dissipation. Remember to apply some thermal paste on it for better heat dispersion. php?func=cpuform2 Chapter 2 Important Overheating Overheating will seriously damage the CPU and system. make sure to install the cooler to prevent overheating.msi. always turn off the ATX power supply or unplug the power supply’s power cord from the grounded outlet first to ensure the safety of CPU. For the latest information about CPU.com/index. However. Introduction to LGA 1366 CPU The pin-pad side of LGA 1366 CPU. The surface of LGA 1366 CPU. Any attempt to operate beyond product specifications is not recommended. while doing overclocking. please make sure your components are able to tolerate such abnormal setting. Overclocking This mainboard is designed to support overclocking. Replacing the CPU While replacing the CPU. please visit http://www. Alignment Key Alignment Key Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator Yellow triangle is the Pin 1 indicator 2-3 .

4. After confirming the CPU direction for correct mating. Lift the load lever up and open the load plate. 2. The CPU socket has a plastic cap on it to protect the contact from damage. 1. Open the load level.Hardware Setup CPU & Cooler Installation When you are installing the CPU. Alignment Key 2-4 . 3. always cover it to protect the socket pin. put down the CPU in the socket housing frame. Note that the alignment keys are matched. Be sure to grasp on the edge of the CPU base. Meanwhile. Before you install CPU. Romove the cap (as the arrow shows). do not forget to apply some thermal paste on CPU before installing the heat sink/cooler fan for better heat dispersion. Wrong installation will cause the damage of your CPU & mainboard. make sure the CPU has a cooler attached on the top to prevent overheating. Follow the steps below to install the CPU & cooler correctly.

Press down the load lever lightly onto the load plate. Cover the load plate onto the package. Visually inspect if the CPU is seated well into the socket. Push down the cooler until its four clips get wedged into the holes of the mainboard. 6. • Do not touch the CPU socket pins to avoid damaging. 2-5 . 8. Chapter 2 7. Align the holes on the mainboard with the heatsink. Important • Confirm if your CPU cooler is firmly installed before turning on your system.MS-7666 5. take out the CPU with pure vertical motion and reinstall. and then secure the lever with the hook under retention tab. If not.

Important • Read the CPU status in BIOS. 10. The appearance of your mainboard may vary depending on the model you purchase. Press the four hooks down to fasten the cooler. Finally. attach the CPU Fan cable to the CPU fan connector on the mainboard.Hardware Setup 9. Mainboard Hook 11. • Mainboard photos shown in this section are for demonstration of the CPU/ cooler installation only. always protect your CPU socket pin with the plastic cap covered (shown in Figure 1) to avoid damaging. • Whenever CPU is not installed. Turn over the mainboard to confirm that the clip-ends are correctly inserted. 2-6 . • Please refer to the documentation in the CPU fan package for more details about the CPU fan installation.

msi. 1 DIMM_2 (Channel_A) DIMM_1 (Channel_A) DIMM_4 (Channel_B) DIMM_3 (Channel_B) DIMM_6 (Channel_C) DIMM_5 (Channel_C) Dual-Channel mode Population Rule In Dual-Channel mode.MS-7666 Memory These DIMM slots are used for installing memory modules. please always insert it into the DIMM_1 (DIMM_A0 in v1. 1. For more information on compatible components.0) first. 2 DIMM_2 (Channel_A) DIMM_1 (Channel_A) DIMM_4 (Channel_B) DIMM_3 (Channel_B) DIMM_6 (Channel_C) DIMM_5 (Channel_C) Installed Empty 2-7 . please always insert them as the figures shown in below. Enabling Dual-Channel mode can enhance the system performance. When you have two memory modules.5V Chapter 2 48x2=96 pin 72x2=144 pin Memory Population Rule Please refer to the following illustrations for memory population rules. the memory modules can transmit and receive data with two data bus lines simultaneously. Single-Channel mode Population Rule When you have only one memory module. please visit http://www.php?func=testreport DDR3 240-pin.com/index.

3 DIMM_2 (Channel_A) DIMM_1 (Channel_A) DIMM_4 (Channel_B) DIMM_3 (Channel_B) DIMM_6 (Channel_C) DIMM_5 (Channel_C) 4 DIMM_2 (Channel_A) DIMM_1 (Channel_A) DIMM_4 (Channel_B) DIMM_3 (Channel_B) DIMM_6 (Channel_C) DIMM_5 (Channel_C) 5 DIMM_2 (Channel_A) DIMM_1 (Channel_A) DIMM_4 (Channel_B) DIMM_3 (Channel_B) DIMM_6 (Channel_C) DIMM_5 (Channel_C) 6 DIMM_2 (Channel_A) DIMM_1 (Channel_A) DIMM_4 (Channel_B) DIMM_3 (Channel_B) DIMM_6 (Channel_C) DIMM_5 (Channel_C) Important • DDR3 memory modules are not interchangeable with DDR2 and the DDR3 standard is not backwards compatible. please always insert them as the figures shown in below. You should always install DDR3 memory modules in the DDR3 DIMM slots. • In Triple-Channel/ Dual-Channel mode. Enabling Triple-Channel mode can enhance the best system performance. When you have three or more memory modules. the memory modules can transmit and receive data with three data bus lines simultaneously.Hardware Setup Triple-Channel mode Population Rule In Triple-Channel mode. 2-8 . make sure that you install memory modules of the same type and density in different channel DIMM slots.

MS-7666 • To enable successful system boot-up.0) first. Chapter 2 Notch Volt Important You can barely see the golden finger if the memory module is properly inserted in the DIMM slot. the system density will only be detected up to 23+GB (not full 24GB) when each DIMM is installed with a 4GB memory module. The memory module has only one notch on the center and will only fit in the right orientation. The plastic clip at each side of the DIMM slot will automatically close when the memory module is properly seated. Insert the memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. 3. always insert the memory modules into the DIMM_1 (DIMM_A0 in PCB v1. Manually check if the memory module has been locked in place by the DIMM slot clips at the sides. • Due to the chipset resource deployment. Installing Memory Modules 1. Then push it in until the golden finger on the memory module is deeply inserted in the DIMM slot. 2. 2-9 .

1 V 2 1 V . make sure the plug of the power supply is inserted in the proper orientation and the pins are aligned.+ 2 V 2 1 2 1 . V .3 3 V . S R d 1 . 5 s n d 2 1. 3 .G 3. Gr -O un 1 7.G 1 d n u ro V .+ ro 3V 4 .+ +1 B OK 11 0. Gr 2V V 1 5.G 5V un 7 . To connect the ATX 24-pin power supply. ATX 8-pin Power Connector: JPWR2/ JPWR3 These connectors provide 12V power output to the CPUs.G ro u d 4 . 3V .G 5 V 4 2 3. Gr ro un # 2 9.+3 1 3.+ ro nd 6 .+ 3 2 .+1 12 6 .P ro 8 .3 1 4.+ 1 d n u d ro un nd . If you’d like to use the 20-pin ATX power supply. please plug your power supply along with pin 1 & pin 13.+ 2 V 8 .+ Re ou un d 2 0. Then push down the power supply firmly into the connector. PS o 1 6.. G o N d 1 8.G ro 2 .G 5V u 5 . You may use the 20-pin ATX power supply as you like.+ +5 V d 2 2.+ 5 2-10 .G ro un 3 .5V W un d 9 .+1 2 V 7 . 1 .Hardware Setup Power Supply ATX 24-pin Power Connector: JPWR1 This connector allows you to connect an ATX 24-pin power supply.

Chapter 2 Important • Make sure that all the connectors are connected to proper ATX power supplies to ensure stable operation of the mainboard. 2-11 .MS-7666 ATX 6-pin Power Connector: JPWR4 This connector is used to provide power to the graphics card. • Power supply of 450 watts (and above) is highly recommended for system stability.

After pressing this button to clear CMOS data in power off (G3) state.0 Port Keyboard ESATA Port D-LED2 Panel Connector USB 2.0 Port The USB (Universal Serial Bus) port is for attaching USB devices such as keyboard. ▶ Clear CMOS Button There is a CMOS RAM on board that has a power supply from external battery to keep the system configuration data. Press the button to clear the data. With the CMOS RAM. which shows information on the panel for you and identify the current status or mode of the connected system. 2-12 .0 Port ESATA/ USB 2. use the button to clear data. ▶ USB 2. Important Make sure that you power off the system before clearing CMOS data. Please refer to the D-LED2 quick guide (optional) for more details and usages. the system can automatically boot OS every time it is turned on. the system will boot automatically. ▶ IEEE 1394 Port The IEEE 1394 port on the back panel provides connection to IEEE 1394 devices.0 Port Clear CMOS Button USB 2.0 Port USB 3. If you want to clear the system configuration.0 Combo Port ▶ Mouse/Keyboard The standard PS/2® mouse/keyboard DIN connector is for a PS/2® mouse/keyboard. mouse.Hardware Setup Back Panel 1394 Port Mouse LAN LAN USB 2. Supports data transfer rate up to 480Mbit/s (Hi-Speed). ▶ D-LED2 Panel Connector This connector connects to a D-LED2 (Debug-LED2) panel (optional). or other USB-compatible devices.

LED Left Color Yellow LED State Off On(Steady state) On(brighter & pulsing) Right Green Off On Orange On Condition LAN link is not established.0 devices.0 cable to connect to the USB 3.0 combo port is for attaching the ESATA external hard drive or USB device. ▶ ESATA/ USB 2. Supports data transfer rate up to 5 Gbit/s (SuperSpeed).0 device. Important If you want to use a USB 3. The computer is communicating with another computer on the LAN. Yellow Green/ Orange 2-13 . you must use the USB 3. You can connect a network cable to it.0 Combo Port The ESATA/USB 2. Chapter 2 ▶ USB 3. 100 Mbit/sec data rate is selected. 1000 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.0 port.0 port is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 Port USB 3. LAN link is established. ▶ LAN The standard RJ-45 LAN jack is for connection to the Local Area Network (LAN).MS-7666 ▶ ESATA Port The ESATA (External SATA) port is for attaching the ESATA hard drive. 10 Mbit/sec data rate is selected.

* The MB layout in this figure is for reference only. 2-14 .Hardware Setup Connectors Serial ATA Connector: SATA1~8 This connector is a high-speed Serial ATA interface port. data loss may occur during transmission. SATA1_2 SATA3_4 SATA5_6 SATA7_8 SATA1~6 (3Gb/s) supported by Intel® ICH10R SATA7/ SATA8 (6Gb/s) supported by Marvell® 88SE9128 Important Please do not fold the Serial ATA cable into 90-degree angle. Otherwise. Each connector can connect to one Serial ATA device.

SYSFAN1~4 The fan power connectors support system cooling fan with +12V. always note that the red wire is the positive and should be connected to the +12V. you must use a specially designed fan with speed sensor to take advantage of the CPU fan control. 2-15 .C 4 d n u ro 2V or . When connecting the wire to the connectors. Chapter 2 CPUFAN SYSFAN1~4 d n u ro 2V or l . You can install Control Center utility that will automatically control the CPUFAN speeds according to the actual CPUFAN temperatures. • CPUFAN support Smart fan control.G 1 s o 1 .+ en tr 2 . If the mainboard has a System Hardware Monitor chipset on-board.+ en 2 .S on 3 .MS-7666 Fan Power Connectors: CPUFAN.S 3 Important • Please refer to the recommended CPU fans at processor’s official website or consult the vendors for proper CPU cooling fan. the black wire is Ground and should be connected to GND.G 1 s 1 .

modems and the like. The system will record this status and show a warning message on the screen. the chassis intrusion mechanism will be activated. d n u RU ro T . * The MB layout in this figure is for reference only. is ideal for connecting high-speed USB interface peripherals such as USB HDD. compliant with Intel® I/O Connectivity Design Guide.Hardware Setup Front USB Connector: JUSB1 / JUSB2 This connector. USB 2. you must enter the BIOS utility and clear the record. MP3 players.C 1 2-16 .G IN 2 . printers.0 Bracket (optional) Important Note that the pins of VCC and GND must be connected correctly to avoid possible damage. To clear the warning. Chassis Intrusion Connector: JCI1 This connector connects to the chassis intrusion switch cable. If the chassis is opened. digital cameras.

. The JFP1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. 2 ch ch it w d e tS rv se ED se e L e R D .4 + .N 6 0 . JFP2 These connectors are for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs. 2 D D in E LE P rL d o e n .R D 9 .S ro 3 .+ 4 .N w e d 7 .3 . 1394 Bracket (optional) Front Panel Connectors: JFP1.+ H 7 .G 1 JFP1 JFP2 2-17 . 6 . + . P o w e r Spe ake r S P o w e r 1 Buz zer w L E D in P o 8.5 . Chapter 2 * The MB layout in this figure is for reference only.MS-7666 IEEE1394 Connector: J1394_1 This connector allows you to connect the IEEE1394 device via an optional IEEE1394 bracket.Po sp n 5 u u .+ 1 it .+ 8 .

S 2 ta 2-18 .N 0 V ia o b 1 . G o P o IR w e y p l 1 .LP C R loc 7 P . GreenPower Genie Connector: JSMB1 (optional) TPM Module connector: JTPM1 1 This connector connects to GreenPower Genie (optional). S .This connector connects to a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) module (optional).3V 2 in a P D o B .L C a d et 11 .S M 1 k Hardware Setup d n u nd r ro u n r e .L C C 5 .L P C 3 .G ro Pi we Q r ow 4 1 2 . Please refer to the TPM security platform manual for more details and usages.LP d c n o u Cl ro B .N M 4 . 6 3.G 3 .LP C ad es k 9 .L C d d s 3 P a d re 1 . 3 in p 2 ta in a p 1 d ta pin 0 n e s & da ta pi m s & da ta a ra re s F d s & d C ad dre ss & P re s .5 er P nd 8 S 3V ta . 4 .

Press the button to turn-on or turn-off the system. Press the button to reset the system. This section will explain how to change your mainboard’s function through the use of button. Chapter 2 Reset Button This button is used to reset the system. Power Button This button is used to turn-on or turn-off the system. 2-19 .MS-7666 Button The mainboard provides the following buttons for you to set the computer’s function.

meanwhile. Press this button to enable the OC Genie function when the system is in power off state.5 MHz when the system is in regular operation state. the button will light and lock. and the system will restore the default for next boot. To disable the OC Genie function. Important • Please install the DDR3 1333 and up memory and equip better heat sink/ cooler with OC Genie function. • We do not guarantee the OC Genie overclocking range and the damages or risks caused by the OC Genie overclocking behavior. Overclocking is never guaranteed by MSI. And we suggest you to save the OC Genie configuration to overclocking profile in BIOS for future using. Plus button Minus button 2-20 . Base Clock Control Buttons These buttons are used to increase or decrease the Base clock frequency. meanwhile.Hardware Setup OC Genie Button This button is used to auto-overclock for the system. And then the system will automatically detect the optimum values to overclock after booting the system. • The usage of OC Genie is at your own risk. • You can disable the OC Genie function in BIOS setup. the button light will off and unlock. please press the button again after power off the system. Pressing the Plus/ Minus button once will increase/ decrease the Base clock frequency 0.

please don’t turn on any parts of V-switch simultaneously. you can check the CPU/ QPI/ DDR/ IOH voltage by measuring the Voltage Check Point with multimeter. Please refer the following instructions to measure these voltages. switching it to “ON” will upgrade the CPU voltage adjustment range in BIOS. • After you set the CPU/ QPI/ DDR/ IOH voltage in BIOS. Switch 2 : is used to upgrade the QPI voltage adjustment range. 2-21 . Important • While you enable OC Genie to detect your system configuration. And then you can over-voltage the CPU/ QPI/ DDR/ IOH voltage in BIOS setup. switching it to “ON” will upgrade the QPI voltage adjustment range in BIOS. Over-Voltage Switch The switch is used to upgrade the maximum adjustment value of CPU/ QPI/ DDR/ IOH voltage in BIOS setup. Switch 3 : is used to upgrade the DDR voltage adjustment range. Switch 1 : is used to upgrade the CPU voltage adjustment range. This section will explain how to change your mainboard’s function through the use of switch.MS-7666 Switch This mainboard provides the following switch for you to set the computer’s function. switching it to “ON” will upgrade the IOH voltage adjustment range in BIOS. Switch 4 : is used to upgrade the IOH voltage adjustment range. switching it to “ON” will upgrade the DDR voltage adjustment range in BIOS. That behavior would offer too much voltage for device and would be possible to cause some damage of device. Chapter 2 Follow the instructions below to to upgrade the maximum adjustment value of CPU/ QPI/ DDR/ IOH voltage.

QPI IOH GND CPU DDR ICH CPU GND CPU voltage: measure the current CPU voltage with CPU point and GND point by using a multimeter.Hardware Setup Voltage Check Point: V-Check Point This voltage check point set is used to measure the current CPU/ QPI/ DDR/ IOH/ ICH voltage. DDR GND DDR voltage: measure the current DDR voltage with DDR point and GND point by using a multimeter. 2-22 . ICH GND ICH voltage: measure the current ICH voltage with ICH point and GND point by using a multimeter. QPI GND QPI voltage: measure the current QPI voltage with QPI point and GND point by using a multimeter. IOH GND IOH voltage: measure the current IOH voltage with IOH point and GND point by using a multimeter.

Chapter 2 PCI Express x16 Slot PCI Express x1 Slot Important When adding or removing expansion cards. switches or BIOS configuration. Meanwhile. such as jumpers.MS-7666 Slots PCIE (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) Slot The PCI Express slot supports the PCI Express interface expansion card. make sure that you unplug the power supply first. And the following table details the PCIE x16 lanes configuration with/ without installed expansions card(s). read the documentation for the expansion card to configure any necessary hardware or software settings for the expansion card. PCIE x16 slots Population Rule Please refer to the following illustrations for PCIE x16 population rules. 1 expansion card PCI_E2 Lane PCI_E3 Lane PCI_E4 Lane PCI_E5 Lane PCI_E6 Lane PCI_E7 Lane x16 @ x0 x0 x16 x0 x0 2 expansion cards x16 @ x0 x0 x16 @ x0 x0 3 expansion cards x16 @ x0 x0 x8 @ x8 @ x0 x8 @ x0 x8 @ x8 x8 @ x0 4 expansion cards x8 @ x0 x8 @ x8 @ x8 @ x0 5 expansion cards x8 @ x4 @ x4 @ x8 @ x8 @ x0 6 expansion cards x8 @ x4 @ x4 @ x8 @ x4 @ x4 @ @ : expansion card installed slot 2-23 .

Hardware Setup ■ The way for installing one expansion card: PCI_E2 PCI_E3 PCI_E4 PCI_E5 PCI_E6 PCI_E7 ■ The way for installing two expansion card: PCI_E2 PCI_E3 PCI_E4 PCI_E5 PCI_E6 PCI_E7 ■ Two ways for installing three expansion card: PCI_E2 PCI_E3 PCI_E4 PCI_E5 PCI_E6 PCI_E7 PCI_E2 PCI_E3 PCI_E4 PCI_E5 PCI_E6 PCI_E7 2-24 .

MS-7666 ■ The way for installing four expansion card: PCI_E2 PCI_E3 PCI_E4 Chapter 2 PCI_E5 PCI_E6 PCI_E7 ■ The way for installing five expansion card: PCI_E2 PCI_E3 PCI_E4 PCI_E5 PCI_E6 PCI_E7 ■ The way for installing six expansion card: PCI_E2 PCI_E3 PCI_E4 PCI_E5 PCI_E6 PCI_E7 Installed Empty 2-25 .

these two cards are installed on both PCIE x16 slots (PCI_E2 & PCI_E5) that support up to PCIE x16 speed. make sure that: a. ATI CrossFireXTM technology allows you to expand your system’s graphics capabilities. • Only Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)& Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition.Hardware Setup ATI CrossFireXTM (Multi-GPU) Technology ATI CrossFireXTM is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform. ATI CrossFireXTM technology enables two or more discrete graphics processors to work together to improve system performance. an CrossFireXTM Video Link cable is required to connect the golden fingers on the top of these two graphics cards (refer to the picture below). • Make sure that you connect an adequate power supply to the JPWR4 connector (or to the power connector on the graphics card) to ensure stable operation of the graphics card. Install two ATI RadeonTM HD graphics cards into the PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 slots. 1. The motherboard can auto detect the CrossFireXTM mode by software. supporting two or more ATI RadeonTM HD graphics cards. b. only the video outputs on the graphics card installed in first PCIE x16 slot will work. It allows you the ability to scale your system’s graphics horsepower as you need it. you only need to connect a monitor to this graphics card. Enabling game-dominating power. Windows® Vista & Windows® 7 support the CrossFireXTM function. 2. With two cards installed. therefore you don’t have to enable the CrossFireXTM in BIOS by yourself. making this the most scalable gaming platform ever. 2-26 . The following details the 2-way CrossFireXTM installation. these two graphics cards are of the same brand and specifications. Hence. CrossFireXTM Video Link cable Important • If you intend to install TWO graphics cards for CrossFireXTM mode. Please note that although you have installed two or more graphics cards.

MS-7666 3. click the “CatalystTM Control Center” icon on the desktop. The following aspect appears in CatalystTM Control Center: Chapter 2 Select the Advanced View from the view drop menu. please consult the graphics card manual from the manufacturer. Important A CrossFireXTM system has four possible display modes: • SuperTiling • Scissor Mode • Alternate Frame Rendering • Super Anti-aliasing.S. There is a setting in the CatalystTM Control Center that needs to be enabled for CrossFireXTM to operate. When all of the hardware and software has been properly set up and installed. 2-27 .. reboot the system. After entering the O. for more details.

you only need to connect a monitor to the first PCI Express card.Hardware Setup NVIDIA® SLI Technology NVIDIA® SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology allows two GPUs to run in tandem within a system to achieve up to twice the performance of a single graphics card. • Make sure that you connect an adequate power supply to the JPWR4 connector (or to the power connector on the graphics card) to ensure stable operation of the graphics card. With two cards installed. 1. Install two graphics cards into the PCI_E2 & PCI_E5 slots. To utilize this technology. an SLI Video Link Card is required to connect the golden fingers on the top of these two graphics cards (refer to the picture below). make sure that these two graphics cards are of the same brand and specifications. 2-28 . SLI Video Link Card Important • The photos shown in this section are for demonstration only. please refer to the following instructions. Hence. The appearance of your mainboard may vary depending on the model you purchase. only the video outputs on the first card will work. • If you intend to install TWO x16 graphics cards. the two GPU cards must be connected by an SLI Video Link card. SLI Video Link Card If you intend to use the SLI mode for better graphics performance. Please note that although you have installed two graphics cards.

MS-7666 2. Restart your system and a pop-up message will show in the system tray confirming the Multi-GPU has been enabled. 2-29 . restart the system and install the NV SLI driver/utility. please refer to your graphics card manual). Chapter 2 Check the box 3. Check the Enable multi-GPU box to enable the SLI function for the onboard graphics cards (concerning the details of multi-GPU settings. make sure the “MultiGPU” function is disabled. A configuration panel will be provided for Multi-GPU control. Important If you want to remove one graphics card and quit the SLI function. After the hardware installation is completed.

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CPU Phase LED panel
These LEDs indicate the current CPU power phase mode. Follow the instructions below to read. Lights Off

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CPU is in 1 phase power mode. CPU is in 2 phase power mode. CPU is in 3 phase power mode. CPU is in 4 phase power mode. CPU is in 5 phase power mode. CPU is in 6 phase power mode. CPU is in 7 phase power mode. CPU is in 8 phase power mode. CPU is in 9 phase power mode. CPU is in 10 phase power mode. CPU is in 11 phase power mode. CPU is in 12 phase power mode. CPU is in 13 phase power mode. CPU is in 14 phase power mode. CPU is in 15 phase power mode. CPU is in 16 phase power mode.

QPI Phase LEDs
These LEDs indicate the current QPI power phase mode. Follow the instructions below to read. Lights Off
QPI is in 2 phase power mode.

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IOH Phase LEDs
These LEDs indicate the current IOH power phase mode. Follow the instructions below to read. Lights Off
IOH is in 2 phase power mode.

IOH is in 1 phase power mode.

DDR Phase LEDs
These LEDs indicate the current DDR power phase mode. Follow the instructions below to read. Lights Off
DDR is in 2 phase power mode.

DDR is in 1 phase power mode.

HDD LED
Lights when the hard drive is operating.

Power LED
Every time you press the power button and it is functional, the power LED will blink once.

Reset LED
Every time you press the reset button and it is functional, the reset LED will blink once.

Minus LED
Every time you press the minus button and it is functional, the minus LED will blink once.

Plus LED
Every time you press the plus button and it is functional, the plus LED will blink once.

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Please refer to the table below to get more information about the Debug LED message. Post FF C0, C1, C2 C4, C6 D4, D5 08 2A, 31 37 38 3C 75, 78 87 A4 A7 B1 00 AA Status Power on and first initialize CPU. Early CPU Initialize. Initialize chipset. Initialize memory. Initialize keyboard. Initialize onboard devices. Load Option ROM (VGA and RAID option ROM) from BIOS to memory. Displaying sign-on message, CPU information, setup key message and any OEM specific information. Initialize USB device and different devices. Mid POST initialization of chipset registers. Detect different devices (parallel ports, serial ports and coprocessor in CPU...etc.) Initialize INT 13 devices and IPL devices. (include SATA/ PATA HDD and CD/DVD ROM). Enter setup screen. BIOS setup if needed/ requested. Wait for user input at configuration display if needed. Display the system configuration screen if enabled. Save system context for ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface).Prepare give control to OS loader (INT 19H). Pass control to OS Loader (typically INT 19H). Enter OS (Vista or Windows® XP).

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and requests you to run SETUP.Chapter 3 BIOS Setup This chapter provides information on the BIOS Setup program and allows you to configure the system for optimum use. . ■ You want to change the default settings for customized features. You may need to run the Setup program when: ■ An error message appears on the screen during the system booting up.

0 040110 where: 1st digit refers to BIOS maker as A = AMI. • Upon boot-up. 040110 refers to the date this BIOS was released. restart the system by turning it OFF and On or pressing the RESET button. <Alt>. press <DEL> key to enter Setup. Press DEL to enter SETUP If the message disappears before you respond and you still wish to enter Setup. A = AMD and V = VIA. the description may be slightly different from the latest BIOS and should be held for reference only. 6th digit refers to the chipset as I = Intel. 3-2 . the 1st line appearing after the memory count is the BIOS version.0 refers to the BIOS version. W = AWARD. Important • The items under each BIOS category described in this chapter are under continuous update for better system performance. V1. 2nd . You may also restart the system by simultaneously pressing <Ctrl>. and <Delete> keys.5th digit refers to the model number. and P = PHOENIX. Therefore. N = NVIDIA. When the message below appears on the screen.BIOS Setup Entering Setup Power on the computer and the system will start POST (Power On Self Test) process. 7th .8th digit refers to the customer as MS = all standard customers. It is usually in the format: A7666IMS V1.

If you want to return to the main menu. General Help <F1> The BIOS setup program provides a General Help screen. and read the CPU information Enter the Memory-Z menu. the first menu you will see is the Main Menu. A sub-menu contains additional options for a field parameter.MS-7666 Control Keys <↑> <↓> <←> <→> <Enter> <Esc> <+/PU> <-/PD> <F1> <F4> <F5> <F6> <F8> <F10> Move to the previous item Move to the next item Move to the item in the left hand Move to the item in the right hand Select the item Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu Increase the numeric value or make changes Decrease the numeric value or make changes General Help Enter the CPU Spec. Sub-Menu If you find a right pointer symbol (as shown in the right view) appears to the left of certain fields that means a sub-menu can be launched from this field. menu. just press the <Esc >. and read the memory information Load Optimized Defaults Load Fail-Safe Defaults Save all the CMOS changes and exit Chapter 3 Getting Help After entering the Setup menu. You can call up this screen from any menu by simply pressing <F1>. Main Menu The main menu lists the setup functions you can make changes to. Then you can use the control keys to enter values and move from field to field within a sub-menu. The Help screen lists the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. Press <Esc> to exit the Help screen. You can use arrow keys ( ↑↓ ) to highlight the field and press <Enter> to call up the sub-menu. You can use the arrow keys ( ↑↓ ) to select the item. 3-3 . The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

▶ Power Management Setup Use this menu to specify your settings for power management. ▶ Advanced BIOS Features Use this menu to setup the items of the BIOS special enhanced features. ▶ Green Power Use this menu to specify the power phase. ▶ Cell Menu Use this menu to specify your settings for frequency/voltage control and overclocking. ▶ BIOS Setting Password Use this menu to set the password for BIOS.BIOS Setup The Main Menu ▶ Standard CMOS Features Use this menu for basic system configurations. 3-4 . ▶ Integrated Peripherals Use this menu to specify your settings for integrated peripherals. ▶ H/W Monitor This entry shows your PC health status. date etc. such as time.

Chapter 3 3-5 . ▶ Load Optimized Defaults Use this menu to load the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard. ▶ Load Fail-Safe Defaults Use this menu to load the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system performance. ▶ Overclocking Profile Use this menu to save/ load your settings to/ from CMOS for BIOS. ▶ Save & Exit Setup Save changes to CMOS and exit setup.MS-7666 ▶ M-Flash Use this menu to read/ flash the BIOS from storage drive (FAT/ FAT32 format only). ▶ Exit Without Saving Abandon all changes and exit setup.

[month] The month from Jan. [year] The year can be adjusted by users. 3-6 . determined by BIOS. through Dec. Readonly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select the value you want in each item. The time format is <hour> <minute> <second>. ▶ Time (HH:MM:SS) This allows you to set the system time that you want (usually the current time). ▶ Date (MM:DD:YY) This allows you to set the system to the date that you want (usually the current date). [day] Day of the week. [date] The date from 1 to 31 can be keyed by numeric function keys. The format is <day><month> <date> <year>. from Sun to Sat.BIOS Setup Standard CMOS Features The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu include some basic setup items.

▶ Hold On The setting determines whether the system will stop of an error is detected at boot. please refer to Appendix. [No Error] The system doesn’t stop for any detected error. and the following screen appears. For how to setup HDDs with the external controller. which are supported by the external controller chip. BIOS version and memory status of your system (read only). Available options are: [All Error] The system stops when any error is detected. Standard CMOS Features Menu does not display SATA 7 and SATA 8 items. When the system stops of the errors preset. 3-7 . This sub-menu shows the CPU information.MS-7666 ▶ SATA1~6/ E-SATA1~2 Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: Chapter 3 ▶ Device / Vendor / Size It will show the device information that you connected to the SATA connector. ▶ System Information Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. Important SATA1~6 & E-SATA1~2 are appearing when you connect the HD devices to the SATA connectors on the mainboard. it will halt on for 15 seconds and then automatically resume its operation.

To successfully update the BIOS.BIOS Setup Advanced BIOS Features ▶ Boot Sequence Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. ▶ BIOS Flash Protection This function protects the BIOS from accidental corruption by unauthorized users or computer viruses. Settings are: [Enabled] Shows a still image (logo) on the full screen at boot. You should enable this function at all times.Boot Device These items allow you to set the first/ second/ third boot device where BIOS attempts to load the disk operating system. if the system fails to boot from 1st boot device. ▶ Full Screen Logo Display This item enables this system to show the company logo on the boot-up screen. [Disabled] Shows the POST messages at boot. you should immediately re-enable it to protect it against viruses. The only time when you need to disable it is when you want to update the BIOS. ▶ 1st/ 2nd/ 3rd/ --. ▶ Boot From Other Device Setting the option to [Yes] allows the system to try to boot from other device. you will need to disable this Flash BIOS Protection function. After updating the BIOS. 3-8 . the BIOS’ data cannot be changed when attempting to update the BIOS with a Flash utility. When enabled.

the system is able to run in APIC mode. ▶ IOAPIC Function This field is used to enable or disable the APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller). every PCI device can conduct transactions for a longer time and thus improve the effective PCI bandwidth. ▶ PCI Latency Timer This item controls how long each PCI device can hold the bus before another takes over. Setting the option to [Yes] enables TPM (Trusted Platform Module) for the system. Setting to [Off] will allow users to use the arrow keys on the numeric keypad. ▶ HPET The HPET (High Precision Event Timers) is a component that is part of the chipset. You can to enable it. ▶ MPS Table Version This field allows you to select which MPS (Multi-Processor Specification) version to be used for the operating system. you should set the item to higher values. Chapter 3 3-9 . consult the vendor of your operating system. this field bacomes available. When set to higher values. Setting to [On] will turn on the Num Lock key when the system is powered on. ▶ Boot Up Num-Lock LED This setting is to set the Num Lock status when the system is powered on. ▶ TCG/TPM SUPPORT After installing the Trusted Platform Module. and will provide you with the means to get to it via the various ACPI methods. Due to compliance with PC2001 design guide.MS-7666 ▶ Quick Booting Setting the item to [Enabled] allows the system to boot within 10 seconds since it will skip some check items. For better PCI performance. To find out which version to use. Enabling APIC mode will expand available IRQ resources for the system. You need to select the MPS version supported by your operating system.

▶ Onboard LAN Controller This setting allows you to enable/disable the onboard LAN controller. ▶ Onboard E-SATA Controller Mode This item is used to select mode for E-SATA connectors. ▶ SATA 6Gb/s Controller Mode This item is used to select mode for SATA 6Gb/s devices.0 controller. 3-10 .BIOS Setup Integrated Peripherals ▶ USB Controller This setting allows you to enable/disable the onboard USB controller. ▶ LAN Option ROM This item is used to decide whether to invoke the Boot ROM of the onboard LAN. When you set “Disabled” in this field. ▶ Onboard USB 3. the 6Gb/s controller will be disabled. ▶ Onboard IEEE1394 Controller This setting allows you to enable/disable the onboard IEEE1394 controller. ▶ USB Device Legacy Support Select [Enabled] if you need to use a USB-interfaced device in the operating system.0 Controller This setting is used to enable/disable the onboard USB 3. ▶ Onboard 2nd LAN Controller This setting allows you to enable/disable the onboard 2nd LAN controller.

▶ RAID Mode This item is used to select mode for on-chip SATA connectors. ▶ On-Chip SATA Controller This item allows users to enable or disable the on-chip SATA controller. 3-11 .MS-7666 ▶ On-Chip ATA Devices Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: Chapter 3 ▶ PCI IDE BusMaster This item allows you to enable/ disable BIOS to used PCI busmastering for reading/ writing to IDE drives.

select [Enabled]. ▶ S4/S5 PowerOn Wait (Sec) This item allows you to select a waiting period when system wake-up from power state S4/S5. system don’t support RTC wake up event function. If your operating system is ACPI-aware. To reduce Power Consumption when system off or standby mode. ▶ ACPI Standby State This item specifies the power saving modes for ACPI function. ▶ ACPI Function This item is to activate the ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface) Function. ▶ EuP 2013 This item is designed for Energy Using Products Lot 6 2013 (EuP) aka Energy Related Products (ErP).BIOS Setup Power Management Setup Important S3-related functions described in this section are available only when the BIOS supports S3 sleep mode. 3-12 . Note: When “Enabled” EuP 2013 setting.

Available settings for each item are: [Date] 01 ~ 31. ▶ Resume By PCI-E Device When set to [Enabled]. Every Day [HH:MM:SS] 00 ~ 23 : 00 ~ 59 : 00 ~ 59 3-13 . Setting to [OS]. [On] Always leaves the computer in the power on state. the feature allows your system to be awakened from the power saving modes through any event on PCIE device. and use the following fields to set the wake up events. [Last State] Restore the system to the status before power failure or interrupt occurred. ▶ Wake Up Event Setup Press <Enter> and the following sub-menu appears. the wake up events will be defined by OS. the system will automatically resume (boot up) on a specific date/hour/minute/second specified in these fields (using the <+> and <-> to select the date & time settings). Settings are: [Off] Always leaves the computer in the power off state. ▶ Resume By RTC Alarm The field is used to enable or disable the feature of booting up the system on a scheduled time/date. Chapter 3 ▶ Wake up Event By Setting to [BIOS] activates the following fields. ▶ Date/ HH:MM:SS If Resume By RTC Alarm is set to [Enabled]. ▶ Resume From S3 By PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse These items determine whether the system will be awakened from what power saving modes when input signal of the PS/2 keyboard/ mouse is detected. ▶ Resume From S3 By USB Device The item allows the activity of the USB device to wake up the system from S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state.MS-7666 ▶ Restore On AC Power Loss This item specifies whether your system will reboot after a power failure or interrupt occurs.

The setting of the field will automatically return to [Enabled] later. CPU FAN/ SYS FAN 1/ 2/ 3/ 4 Speed. set the field to [Reset]. 12V These items display the current status of all of the monitored hardware devices/components such as CPU voltage. 5V. ▶ CPU Smart FAN Target The mainboard provides the Smart Fan function which can control the CPU fan speed automatically depending on the current temperature to keep it with in a specific range. It provides several sections to speed up for cooling down automatically. If the current CPU fan temperature reaches to the target value.BIOS Setup H/W Monitor ▶ 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. ▶ PC Health Status ▶ CPU/ System Temperature. ▶ SYS FAN 1/ 2/ 3/ 4 Control These items allow users to select how percentage of speed for the SYSFAN1/ 2/ 3/ 4. CPU Vcore. the smart fan function will be activated. 3-14 . 3. To clear the warning message. You can enable a fan target value here. temperatures and all fans’ speeds.3V.

Read only. ▶ Motherboard LED Control This item is used to turn on (Auto)/ turn off (Disabled) the power phase LEDs of the mainboard. ▶ Pout/ Efficiency These items show the power consumption & efficiency of the system.MS-7666 Green Power Chapter 3 ▶ CPU Phase Control When set to [Auto]. the hardware will auto adjust the QPI power phase according to the loading of QPI to reach the best power saving function. Read only. ▶ DDR Phase Control When set to [Auto]. the hardware will auto adjust the IOH power phase according to the loading of IOH to reach the best power saving function. the hardware will auto adjust the DDR power phase according to the loading of DDR to reach the best power saving function. the hardware will auto adjust the CPU power phase according to the loading of CPU to reach the best power saving function. ▶ QPI Phase Control When set to [Auto].GreenPower Genie----▶ Icore/ I12V/ Vcore/ V12V These items show the amperage of I core/ V core/ I12V/ V12V. ----. 3-15 . ▶ IOH Phase Control When set to [Auto].

a message as below will appear on the screen: ▶ U-Key This item is used to enable/ disable USB driver device as a key. 3-16 .BIOS Setup BIOS Setting Password When you select this function. ▶ Change Supervisor Password This item is used to set the supervisor password. ▶ Make U-Key at This item is used to specify the USB driver device as a key.

MS-7666 Cell Menu Chapter 3 3-17 .

Read-only. ▶ CPU Specifications Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears. ▶ CPU Technology Support Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. This field will appear after you installed the CPU which supports c-state technology. ▶ CPU Feature Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears: ▶ Intel EIST The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology allows you to set the performance level of the microprocessor whether the computer is running on battery or AC power. it shows the installed CPU technologies. Memory and QPI. ▶ Current CPU / DRAM / QPI Frequency These items show the current frequencies of CPU. ▶ Intel C-STATE C-state is a power management state that significantly reduces the power of the processor during idle. This submenu shows the information of installed CPU. This field will appear after you installed the CPU which supports speedstep technology. 3-18 . Read only.BIOS Setup Important Change these settings only if you are familiar with the chipset. In this sub-menu.

the processor automatically reduces its clock speed. ▶ C1E Support To enable this item to read the CPU power consumption while idle. We recommand that you leave this setting to Auto. Please disable this item if your operating system doesn’t support HT Function. the processor disables code execution. If it exceeds a certain level.com/products/ht/hyperthreading_more.intel. For more information on Hyper-threading Technology. ▶ Hyper-Threading Function The processor uses Hyper-Threading technology to increase transaction rates and reduces end-user response times. set it to [Disabled]. the system performance is highly improved. This functionality allows the processor to classify areas in memory by where application code can execute and where it cannot.MS-7666 ▶ C State package limit Setting This feild allows you to select a C-state level. 3-19 . • BIOS: A BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled. or unreliability and instability may occur. Chapter 3 ▶ OverSpeed Protection Overspeed Protection function can monitor the current CPU draws as well as its power consumption. go to: http://www. • Chipset: An Intel® Chipset that supports HT Technology. When a malicious worm attempts to insert code in the buffer. Not all processors support Enhanced Halt state (C1E).htm ▶ Execute Bit Support Intel’s Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious “buffer overflow” attacks when combined with a supporting operating system. ▶ Set Limit CPUID MaxVal to 3 The Max CPUID Value Limit is designed limit the listed speed of the processor to older operating systems. • OS: An operating system that supports HT Technology. ▶ Intel Virtualization Tech This item is used to enable/disable the Intel Virtualization technology. preventing damage or worm propagation. For further information please refer to Intel’s official website. In this way. If you disable the function. the processor will use only one core to execute the instructions. If you want to overclock your CPU. The technology treats the two cores inside the processor as two logical processors that can execute instructions simultaneously. Important Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology for your computer system requires ALL of the following platform Components: • CPU: An Intel® Processor with HT Technology.

▶ Adjusted CPU Frequency (MHz) It shows the adjusted CPU frequency (Base clock x Ratio). ▶ OC Step This item is used to set how many steps for base colck overclocking. And the following items will appear. Read-only. This item is used to enable/ disable Intel Turbo Boost technology. ▶ Base Clock Button This item is used to enable/ disable the base clock button function. ▶ Active Processor Cores This item allows you to select the number of active processor cores. ▶ OC Stepping This item will be enabled after you set the overclocking frequency in the “Base Clock (MHz)”. Please note the overclocking behavior is not guaranteed. ▶ OC Step Count Timer This item is used to set the buffer time for every step. Speed-Step Down). It can scale processor frequency higher dynamically when applications demand more performance and TDP headroom exists. Not all processors support Enhanced Halt state (C1E). It is the Intel newly technology within i7 CPU. ▶ Adjust CPU Ratio This item allows you to adjust the CPU ratio. ▶ Intel EIST The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology allows you to set the performance level of the microprocessor whether the computer is running on battery or AC power. and start to overclock from initial base clock to set base clock that you set in “Base Clock (MHz)” step by step. You may overclock the CPU by adjusting this value. ▶ OC Genie Button Operation This item is used to enable/ disable the OC Genie button function. ▶ C1E Support To enable this item to read the CPU power consumption while idle. This items will help the system to overclock step by step after system booting up. For further information please refer to Intel’s official website. The system will boot with the initial base clock. It also can deliver seamless power scalability (Dynamically scale up. ▶ Start OC Stepping From (MHz) This item is used to set the initial base clock.BIOS Setup ▶ Intel VT-d This item is used to enable/disable the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d). This field will appear after you installed the CPU which supports speedstep technology. ▶ Adjust CPU Base Frequency (MHz) This item allows you to set the CPU Base clock (in MHz). 3-20 . ▶ Intel Turbo Boost This item will appear when you install a CPU with Intel Turbo Boost technology.

▶ Advance DRAM Configuration Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.MS-7666 ▶ MEMORY-Z Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears. Selecting [2] makes SDRAM signal controller run at 2N rate. Selecting [Manual] allows users to configure the DRAM timings and the following related “Advance DRAM Configuration” sub-menu manually. Chapter 3 ▶ DIMM1~6 Memory SPD Information Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu. The sub-menu displays the informations of installed memory. ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 1T/2T Memory Timing This item controls the SDRAM command rate. Setting to [Auto] enables DRAM timings and the following “Advance DRAM Configuration” sub-menu to be determined by BIOS based on the configurations on the SPD. ▶ Current DRAM Channel1/2/3 Timing It shows the installed DRAM Timing. ▶ DRAM Timing Mode Select whether DRAM timing is controlled by the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) EEPROM on the DRAM module. Read-only. Selecting [1] makes SDRAM signal controller to run at 1N (N=clock cycles) rate. 3-21 .

It allows I/O gating to overdrive sense amplifiers before read command starts. ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tRTP Time interval between a read and a precharge command. ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tRCD When DRAM is refreshed. both rows and columns are addressed separately. The less the clock cycles.BIOS Setup ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 CAS Latency (CL) This controls the CAS latency. This item applies only when synchronous DRAM is installed in the system. which determines the timing delay (in clock cycles) before SDRAM starts a read command after receiving it. ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tWTR Minimum time interval between the end of write data burst and the start of a column-read command. the faster the DRAM performance. ▶ Channel 1/ Channel 2/ Channel 3 or Channel 1-3 Advance Timing Setting to [Auto] enables the advance memory timing automatically to be determined by BIOS. refresh may be incomplete and DRAM may fail to retain data. Allows sense amplifiers to restore data to cells. ▶ Current CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tdrRdTRd/ tddRdTRd/ tsrRdTWr/ tdrRdTWr/ tddRdTWr/ tsrWrTRd/ tdrWrTRd/ tddWrTRd/ tdrWrTWr/ tddWrTWr/ tsrRdTRd/ tsrWrTWr These item show the advanced DRAM timings. ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tRP This setting controls the number of cycles for Row Address Strobe (RAS) to be allowed to precharge. ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tRFC This setting determines the time RFC takes to read from and write to a memory cell. 3-22 . If insufficient time is allowed for the RAS to accumulate its charge before DRAM refresh. This setup item allows you to determine the timing of the transition from RAS (row address strobe) to CAS (column address strobe). ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tFAW This item is used to set the tFAW timing. ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tRAS This setting determines the time RAS takes to read from and write to memory cell. ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tRRD Specifies the active-to-active delay of different banks. Setting to [Manual] allows you to set the following advanced memory timings. ▶ CH1/ CH2/ CH3 or CH1-3 tWR Minimum time interval between end of write data burst and the start of a precharge command.

) This item is used to enable/ disable the Intel Extreme Memory Porfile (X. ▶ Adjusted QPI Frequency (MHz) It shows the adjusted QPI frequency. ▶ Adjusted DRAM Frequency (MHz) It shows the adjusted DRAM frequency. Read-only. They can help CPU to reach the higher overclocking performance.P. Chapter 3 ▶ CPU Amplitude Control/ PCI Express Amplitude Control These items are used to select the CPU/ PCI Express clock amplitude. Read-only. ▶ Adjusted Uncore Frequency (MHz) It shows the adjusted uncore frequency. ▶ CPU CLK Skew/ MCH CLK Skew These items are used to select the CPU/ MCH chipset clock skew. ▶ Adjust PCI-E Frequency (MHz) This field allows you to select the PCIE frequency (in MHz).M. Read-only. ▶ CPU Voltage (V)/ CPU PLL Voltage (V)/ QPI Voltage (V)/ DRAM Voltage (V)/ DDR_ VREF_CA_A (V)/ DDR_VREF_CA_B (V)/ DDR_VREF_CA_C (V)/ DDR_VREF_DQ_A (V)/ DDR_VREF_DQ_B (V)/ DDR_VREF_DQ_C (V)/ IOH Voltage (V)/ IOH PCIE Voltage (V)/ ICH Voltage (V) These items are used to adjust the voltage of CPU. ▶ Uncore Ratio This item allows you to set the uncore multiplier. Memory and chipset. ▶ QPI Frequency This item allows you to set the QPI frequency.M. ▶ VDroop Control This item is used to select the VDroop control mode. For further information please refer to Intel’s official website.MS-7666 ▶ Extreme Memory Profile (X.P. 3-23 . ▶ QPI Links Speed This item is used to select the QPI link speed mode.). ▶ Memory Ratio This item allows you to set the memory multiplier. ▶ ClockGen Tuner Press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu and the following screen appears.

the extreme values (spikes) of the pulses create EMI (Electromagnetic Interference). But if you are plagued by EMI. and the system will become less stable. The Spread Spectrum function reduces the EMI generated by modulating the pulses so that the spikes of the pulses are reduced to flatter curves. select the value of Spread Spectrum for EMI reduction.BIOS Setup ▶ Spread Spectrum When the mainboard’s clock generator pulses. Important • If you do not have any EMI problem. leave the setting at [Disabled] for optimal system stability and performance. • Remember to disable Spread Spectrum if you are overclocking because even a slight jitter can introduce a temporary boost in clock speed which may just cause your overclocked processor to lock up. please consult your local EMI regulation. For the most suitable Spread Spectrum value. 3-24 . • The greater the Spread Spectrum value is. the greater the EMI is reduced.

Chapter 3 At the fourth reboot... Please press any key to boot the system normally when the following message appears on screen.. BIOS will determine that the previous overclocking is failed and restore the default settings automatically. • Reboot Press the Power button to reboot the system three times... 3-25 . However. to avoid electric current to affect other devices or components. please make sure your peripherals and components are bearable for some special settings. Any operation that exceeds product specification is not recommended. and system will restore its defaults setting.. Please note that. Warning !!! The previous overclocking had failed.MS-7666 Important Failed Overclocking Resolution This mainboard supports overclocking greatly.. Two ways to save your system from failed overclocking. we suggest an interval of more than 10 seconds among the reboot actions. Press any key to continue. • Clear CMOS Please refer to “Chapter 2” for more information about how to clear CMOS data.. Any risk or damge resulting from improper operation will not be under our product warranty.

[BIOS Update] Flash BIOS via the USB/ Storage drive directly. It only supports particular file name. which is the official BIOS file name from us. 3-26 . Update BIOS ROM chip data from selected file. Note: this option is for USB drive only. system will boot from this BIOS file which saved in the root directory of USB drive.BIOS Setup M-Flash == BIOS Update or Boot 2nd BIOS From USB drive== ▶ M-Flash function as M-Flash function allows you to flash BIOS from USB drive/ storage drive (FAT/ FAT32 format only). or allows the system to boot from the BIOS file inside USB drive (FAT/ FAT32 format only). [Boot] After allocated particular BIOS file. System will skip MB ROM chip data and boot with this particular BIOS inside USB drive. which was be download from official website and must be saved in the root directory of the USB/ Storage drive. [Disabled] Disable M-Flash function.

MS-7666 Important • Please refer to the block diagram below about the M-Flash function. Chapter 3 • Due to the special design of some graphics cards will cause dark screen during Mflash operation. and you may refer the beeps from the system to confirm the current M-flash process. 3-27 .

3-28 . Note: we suggest you using [ROM] as default name. ▶ Save File Name as Please setup a specific name for the BIOS file. ▶ Save Extend File Name as Please setup a specific extend name for the BIOS file.BIOS Setup ▶ Load BIOS source File from When the M-Flash function as sets to [BIOS Update]. ▶ Boot 2nd BIOS from USB Drive When the M-Flash function as sets to [Boot] ]. this item is selectable. ▶ Save File to Selected Device Please setup a specific folder in specific USB drive/ storage drive to save BIOS file from BIOS ROM chip data. == Backup BIOS to USB Drive == The following fields are used to read the onboard BIOS ROM data. Note: it only supports FAT/ FAT32 file system drive. this item is selectable. and save it to USB drive/ storage drive. Use this item to select particular BIOS file from the USB/ Storage (FAT/32 format only) drive. ▶ Start to Save File Press “Enter” and select “OK” the system will stare to save the onboard ROM chip data to the selected USB drive/ storage drive. which will be saved into the USB drive/ storage drive. which will be saved into the USB drive/ storage drive. Note: we suggest you using the official name as the default name. Use this item to select particular BIOS file from the USB drive.

▶ OC Retry Count When the overclocking is failed. the system will restore the defaults. 3-29 . setting this item to [3/5] will allow system to reboot 3/ 5 times with the overclocking configuration.MS-7666 Overclocking Profile Chapter 3 ▶ Overclocking Profile 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6 These items are used to save the currect settings to selected profile. If the overclocking was failed every time. and they are also used to load the settings from the selected profile.

BIOS Setup Load Fail-Safe/ Optimized Defaults The two options on the main menu allow users to restore all of the BIOS settings to the default Fail-Safe or Optimized values. 3-30 . minimal system performance. The Fail-Safe Defaults are the default values set by the BIOS vendor for stable system performance. a message as below appears: Selecting Ok and pressing Enter loads the default factory settings for optimal system performance. When you select Load Fail-Safe Defaults. a message as below appears: Selecting Ok and pressing Enter loads the BIOS default values for the most stable. When you select Load Optimized Defaults. The Optimized Defaults are the default values set by the mainboard manufacturer specifically for optimal performance of the mainboard.

1 sound playback and 2 channels of independent stereo sound output (multiple streaming) through the Front-Out-Left and Front-Out-Right channels.Appendix A Realtek Audio The Realtek audio provides 10-channel DAC that simultaneously supports 7. .

Replace and secure the case. And you can install it to the PCIE x1 (PCI_E1) slot only. Turn off your computer and disconnect the power cord. 5. 6. then you can activate the advanced function and enjoy the audio effect. 1. Open and remove the case of the computer. Follow the steps below to install the audio card. 3. Only the PCIE x1 slot supports installing the audio card. 4. Remove the bracket which may obstruct the installed PCIE x1 slot. Find the PCIE x1 (PCI_E1) slot. A-2 . 2. Reconnect the power cord to the computer.Realtek Audio Hardware Setup Installing the Card The interface of this Audio Card is PCIE x1. Gently but firmly install the Audio Card to the PCIE x1 slot and secure the card bracket with a screw.

G ro 2 . S ea R 7 .H E d 9 . io ct te e D e n o n h io P ct # d e E a e Pin et C D EN .M I C 3 .H 0 o 1 .R 4 SPDIF-Out Connector: JSPD1 This connector is used to connect SPDIF (Sony & Philips Digital Interconnect Format) interface for digital audio transmission. d n u nd .H IC L 5 . A-3 .G 3 .L ro u 1 .PR ou 4 Gr .M 6 .MS-7666 Front Panel Audio Connector: JAUD1 This connector allows you to connect the front panel audio and is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide. 2 n L e D n o N h E R P _S ne d o a E h e NS P . N I C ES d 8 n .M 1 Appendix A Appendix A CD-In Connector: CD_IN1 This connector is provided for external audio input.

Optical S/PDIF Out . ■ 1] 2] 3] 4] 5] 6] 7] 8] 2-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output MIC Line Out (Front channels) No function No function No function Line In S/PDIF Out . connect your speakers to the correct phone jacks in accordance with the setting in software utility.Optical S/PDIF Out .Coaxial A-4 .Realtek Audio Connecting the Speakers When you have set the Multi-Channel Audio Function mode properly in the software utility.Coaxial 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ■ 1] 2] 3] 4] 5] 6] 7] 8] 8 4-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output MIC Line Out (Front channels) No function Line Out (Rear channels) No function Line In S/PDIF Out .

Coaxial 1 Appendix A Appendix A 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ■ 1] 2] 3] 4] 5] 6] 7] 8] 8 8-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output MIC Line Out (Front channels) Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel) Line Out (Rear channels) Line Out (Side channels) Line In S/PDIF Out .Coaxial Important To enable 7.Optical S/PDIF Out .MS-7666 ■ 1] 2] 3] 4] 5] 6] 7] 8] 6-Channel Mode for Stereo-Speaker Output MIC Line Out (Front channels) Line Out (Center and Subwoofer channel) Line Out (Rear channels) No function Line In S/PDIF Out .1 channel audio-out function on Windows Vista / Windows 7 operating system. A-5 .1 channel audio-out only.Optical S/PDIF Out . Or. the mainboard will support 5. you have to install the Realtek Audio Driver.

Hence. you must install Windows® XP Service Pack3 or later before installing the driver. Important The HD Audio Configuration software utility is under continuous update to enhance audio applications. 7. A-6 .1+2 channel audio operations. Insert the application DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. The following illustrations are based on Windows® 7 environment and could look slightly different if you install the drivers in different operating systems. Click Driver tab. 3. Follow the procedures described below to install the drivers for different operating systems. Click Finish to restart the system. Click Next to install the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver.Realtek Audio Installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver You need to install the HD audio driver for Realtek audio codec to function properly before you can get access to 2-. 8. 6. Follow the on-screen instructions to install drivers. Click here 4. 2. The setup screen will automatically appear. 5.channel or 7. Installation for Windows® For Windows® XP. the program screens shown here in this section may be slightly different from the latest software utility and shall be held for reference only. 6-. 1. Select Realtek HD Audio Drivers to start installing the drivers. Click Audio button. 4-.

Device Selection Volume Adjustment Application Enhancement Jack status panel A-7 .MS-7666 Software Configuration After installing the audio driver. Appendix A Appendix A It is also available to enable the audio driver by clicking the Realtek HD Audio Manager from the Control Panel. Software panel overview The following figure describes the function of the Realtek HD Audio Manager panel. the “Realtek HD Audio Manager” icon will appear at the notification area (lower right of the screen). You may double click the icon and the GUI will pop up accordingly.

the “check” sign (in orange) indicates the devices as default.Realtek Audio ■ Device Selection Here you can select a audio output source to change the related options. ■ Jack status panel This panel depicts all render and capture devices currently connected with your computer. Auto popup dialog When you plug into the device at the jack. A-8 . ■ Volume Adjustment You can control the volume or balance the right/left side of the speakers that you plugged in front or rear panel by adjust the bar. more applications would be found at the option of “Device Advanced Settings”. ■ Application Enhancement The array of options will provide you a complete guidance of anticipated sound effect for both output and input device. a dialogue window will pop up asking you which device is current connected. Additionally. each jack corresponds to its default setting. you can refer to the next section “Hardware Default Setting”. As you know.

Appendix B Intel RAID This appendix will assist users in configuring and enabling RAID functionality on platforms .

RAID 0 breaks the data into blocks which are written to separate hard drives. Intel® Martix Storage Technology and Intel® Rapid Recover Technology. and a RAID 0 stripe is created over these. Data handling optimizations including tagged command queuing. SATA hard drives deliver blistering transfer speeds up to 3 Gb/s. 2. RAID 1. elevator seek and packet chain command. making it easier to connect your drive and improving the airflow inside your PC. RAID 5 Provides data striping at the byte level and also stripe error correction information. Intel® Matrix RAID Technology is the advanced ability for two RAID volumes to share the combined space of two hard drives being used in unison.Intel RAID Introduction The mainboard comes with the Intel RAID controller that allows you to configure SATA hard drives as RAID sets. All the information/ volumes/ pictures listed in your system might differ from the illustrations in this appendix. The least number of hard drives for RAID 10 mode is 4. Recovery or Matrix mode is 2. The size of the Master drive must be less than or equal to the size of the Recovery drive. Supports Hot-plug-n-play feature. This results in excellent performance and good fault tolerance. The most outstanding features are: 1. And the least number of hard drives for RAID 5 mode is 3. When a Recovery volume is created. They are Continuous Update Policy and On Request Update Policy. Intel® RAID controller offers RAID level 0 (Striping). There are 2 methods of updating the data on the Master to the Recovery drive. RAID level 10 (A Stripe of Mirrors) . RAID level 1 (Mirroring and Duplexing). B-2 . Serial ATA uses long. Supports 3 Gb/s transfers with CRC error checking. Spreading the hard drive I/O load across independent channels greatly improves I/O performance. RAID 1 provides data redundancy by mirroring data between the hard drives and provides enhanced read performance. Important The least number of hard drives for RAID 0. thin cables. RAID 10 Not one of the original RAID levels. Only one Recovery Volume can exist on a system. Level 5 is one of the most popular implementations of RAID. complete capacity of the Master drive will be used as the Master volume. multiple RAID 1 mirrors are created. 3. Intel® Rapid Recover Technology utilizes RAID 1 functionality to copy data from a designated Master drive to a designated Recovery drive. RAID level 5 (Block Interleaved Distributed Parity).

Important The following procedure is only available with a newly-built system or if you are reinstalling your OS. The Intel Matrix Stroage Manager Option ROM is the Intel RAID implementation and provides BIOS and DOS disk services. During the Power-On Self Test (POST). the following message will appear for a few seconds: Important The “Drvice Model”.MS-7666 BIOS Configuration The Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM should be integrated with the system BIOS on all motherboards with a supported Intel chipset. during the POST (Power-On Self Test). Appendix B Appendix B Using the Intel Matrix Stroage Manager Option ROM Creating. Please use <Ctrl> + <I> keys to enter the “Intel® RAID for Serial ATA” status screen. delete and reset RAID volumes. After the above message shows. “Serial #” and “Size” in the following example might be different from your system. which should appear early in system boot-up. Deleting and Resetting RAID Volumes: The Serial ATA RAID volume may be configured using the RAID Configuration utility stored within the Intel RAID Option ROM. press <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously to enter the RAID Configuration Utility. you need to enable the RAID function in BIOS to create. B-3 . It should not be used to migrate an existing system to RAID. Also.

B-4 . Then in the Name field. the following window will appear: ■ Create RAID Volume 1.Intel RAID After pressing the <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously. The following screen appears. Select option 1 Create RAID Volume” and press <Enter> key. specify a RAID Volume name and then press the <TAB> or <Enter> key to go to the next field. 2. Use the arrow keys to select the RAID level best suited to your usage model in RAID Level.

Appendix B Appendix B 4. Use <Space> key to select the disks you want to create for the RAID volume. The available values range from 4KB to 128 KB in power of 2 increments. and pressing the <Enter> key to select and advance to the next field.MS-7666 3.64KB / RAID5 . Then select the strip value for the RAID array by using the “upper arrow” or “down arrow” keys to scroll through the available values. In the Disk field. The strip value should be chosen based on the planned drive usage. The default value is the maximum volume capacity of the selected disks.64KB. then click <Enter> key to finish selection. B-5 . Here are some typical values: RAID0 -128KB / RAID10 . press <Enter> key and the following screen appears. 5. Then select the capacity of the volume in the Capacity field.

Press <Y> to continue. As an example: if you want the first volume to span the first half of the two disks. will automatically span the remainder of two hard drives. when created. 7. Type in a new size for the first volume. this default size (maximum) needs to be reduced. B-6 . 6.Intel RAID Important Since you want to create two volumes (Intel Matrix RAID Technology). Then the following screen appears for you to confirm if you are sure to create the RAID volume. Then the following screen appears to indicate that the creation is finished. The second volume. re-type the size to be half of what is shown by default.

Select option 2 Delete RAID Volume from the main menu window and press <Enter> key to select a RAID volume for deletion. The following screen appears. Then press <Delete> key to delete the selected RAID volume.MS-7666 ■ Delete RAID Volume Here you can delete the RAID volume. Appendix B Appendix B Press <Y> key to accept the volume deletion. Important If your system currently boots to RAID and you delete the RAID volume in the Intel RAID Option ROM. your system will become unbootable. but please be noted that all data on RAID drives will be lost. B-7 .

B-8 . The following screen appears: Press <Y> key to accept the selection.Intel RAID ■ Reset Disks to Non-RAID Select option 3 Reset Disks to Non-RAID and press <Enter> to delete the RAID volume and remove any RAID structures from the drives. • Possible reasons to “Reset Disks to Non-RAID” could include issues such as incompatible RAID configurations or a failed volume or failed disk. Important • You will lose all data on the RAID drives and any internal RAID structures when you perform this operation.

B-9 . The following screen appears: Appendix B Appendix B Recovery mode will change from Continuous Update to On-Request after you enable “Only Recovery Disk” or “Only Master Disk”.MS-7666 ■ Recovery Volume Options Select option 4 Recovery Volume Options and press <Enter> to change recovery volume mode.

2. 6. • The driver diskette for Intel® ICH10R RAID Controller is done. If this is the case. 9. When you start installing Windows XP. Windows setup will need to copy the files from the floppy again after the RAID volume is formatted. If this is not the case. 7. insert the floppy disk or media (CD/DVD or USB) you created in step 3 and press Enter. Important Please follow the instruction below to make an “Intel® RAID Driver” for yourself. 4. you can use the USB floppy drive only.Intel RAID Installing Driver ■ New Windows 7/ Vista / XP Installation The following details the installation of the drivers while installing operating system. and Windows setup should continue. 10. 5. Leave the disk in the floppy drive until the system reboots itself. you may encounter a message stating. Select the appropriate Intel RAID controller and press ENTER. B-10 . then you are already in the right place and are ready to supply the driver. 3. then press F6 when prompted at the beginning of Windows setup. You have successfully installed the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager driver. 1. “Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices installed in your system”. Press the “S” key to select “Specify Additional Device”. You should be shown a list of available SCSI Adapters. • Copy all the contents in \\RAID\ Intel\ ICH10R\ floppy\ f6flpy32 or f6flpy64 to a formatted floppy diskette. You should be prompted to insert a floppy disk containing the Intel® RAID driver into the A: drive. For Windows Vista/ Windows 7 you can use CD/ DVD/ USB drive. For Windows Vista/ Windows 7: During the Operating system installation. The next screen should confirm that you have selected the Intel® RAID controller. Note: For Windows XP. and Windows setup starts copying files. • Click the “Browse DVD” on the Setup screen. When prompted. • Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. after selecting the location to install Vista / Windows 7 click on “Load Driver” button to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver. 8. Press ENTER again to continue.

2. click on Intel RAID Drivers. 4. Choose the Hardware tab. The driver Intel(R) ICH10R SATA RAID Controller should appear. 3. Appendix B Appendix B ■ Confirming Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ XP Driver Installation 1. The DVD will auto-run and the setup screen will appear. open the Control Panel from My Computer followed by the System icon.MS-7666 ■ Existing Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ XP Driver Installation 1. The drivers will be automatically installed. Click the “+” in front of the SCSI and RAID Controllers hardware type. Under the Driver tab. 2. 3. Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. From Windows 7/ Vista/ XP. then click the Device Manager tab. B-11 .

Reboot the system to Windows. Reconnect the hard drive. 4. 3. Select the port of the destination disk for rebuilding. Make sure the system is powered off. 3. and then press ENTER. 2. Replace the failed hard drive with a new one that is of equal or greater capacity. refer to the procedure below that corresponds to the current situation. Reboot the system to Intel RAID Option ROM by press <Ctrl> and <I> keys simultaneously during the Power-On Self Test (POST). and data mirroring is lost. the rebuild will occur automatically. As a result. RAID 5 or RAID 10 volume is reported as degraded when one of its hard drive members fails or is temporarily disconnected. Make sure the system is powered off. the system can only utilize the remaining functional hard drive member. To re-establish data mirroring and restore data redundancy. 2. Failed Hard Drive Member 1. B-12 . Missing Hard Drive Member 1.Intel RAID Degraded RAID Array A RAID 1.

6. When prompted to rebuild the RAID volume. Exit Intel RAID Option ROM. 7. The ‘Rebuild Wizard’ will be launched which will guide you through the process of rebuilding to the new hard drive. Right-click the new hard drive and select ‘Rebuild to this Disk’. and then reboot to Windows system.MS-7666 5. Appendix B Appendix B B-13 . click ‘Yes’. The Intel(R) Storage Utility will be launched.

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. also describes the installation procedure.Appendix C Marvell RAID This chapter provides an overview of the Marvell RAID Driver and Utility.

Marvell RAID

RAID Configuration
During bootup, a screen similar to the one below will appear for about few seconds. Press <Ctrl>+<M> to enter Marvell BIOS setup utility. Press <Ctrl>+<M> to enter BIOS Setup or <Space> to continue

Important
Be sure to enable the RAID function for SATA device in mainboard BIOS before configuring the Marvell BIOS setup utility.
The RAID setup utility menu screen will appear. The Main Menu shows as below.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) xxxx Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Topology HBA 0: Marvell 0 Virtual Disks Free physical Disks PD 0: ST3750330MS PD 8: ST3750330MS Information Vendor ID Device ID Revision ID BIOS Version Firmware Version PCIe Speed Rate Configure SATA as : : : : : : : 1848 91xx 81 1.0.0.1008 2.1.0.1316 5.0Gbps AHCI Mode

Help Marvell RAID on chip controller. ENTER: Operation F10: Exit/ Save

ESC: Return

■ Topology - this pane used a tree view to list and show the relationships between the various physical/ virtual devices attached to system. ■ Information - this pane is populated based on the selection in the Topology pane. ■ Help - this pane is used to display important information relevant to the selection. It may contain short descriptions on selections, messages on setting list items, default values for settings, among others.

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Creating Virtual Disks This topic describes the procedure for creating virtual disks by using the Marvell BIOS setup utility. 1. In the Topology pane, scroll to [HBA 0: Marvell 0] and press Enter. A menu pops-up as shown below. Select “Configuration Wizard” and press Enter to begin creating the virtual disk.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) xxxx Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Topology Information : : : : : : : 1848 91xx 81 1.0.0.1008 2.1.0.1316 5.0Gbps AHCI Mode

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HBA 0: Marvell 0 Vendor ID [Configuration Wizard] ID Virtual Disks Device Free physical Disks [Int13: Enable] Revision ID PD 0: ST3750330MS BIOS Version PD 8: ST3750330MS Firmware Version PCIe Speed Rate Configure SATA as

Help Select free disks to create array and continue to create virtual disk on this array. ENTER: Operation F10: Exit/ Save ESC: Return

2. Press Space to select the disk, use the arrow keys to scroll the list of free disks. After select the required disks as shown below, press Enter to continue.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) xxxx Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Configure -> Select free disks HBA 0: Marvell 0 Virtual Disks Free physical Disks * PD 0: ST3750330MS * PD 8: ST3750330MS Port ID PD ID Type Status Size Feature Support Current Speed Model Serial FW Version : : : : : : : : : : 1 8 SATA PD Unconfigured 953869MB NCQ 6G 48Bits 6G ST37503330MS ST-XXXXXX 05.01D05

Help Select free disks to create array and continue to create virtual disk on this array. ENTER: Operation F10: Exit/ Save ESC: Return

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3. Create virtual disk by configuring its settings in the “Information” pane. as shown below. And refer the description below to configure the virtual disk settings.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) xxxx Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Configure -> Select free disks Create Virtual Disk HBA 0: Marvell 0 Virtual Disks Free physical Disks * PD 0: ST3750330MS * PD 8: ST3750330MS RAID Level PD ID Stripe Size Gigabyte Rounding Quick Init VD Name Current Speed Next : : : : : : : RAID 0 1987739 64KB 1G YES Default 0 8

Help Virtual disk configurations. ENTER: Operation F10: Exit/ Save

ESC: Return

■ RAID Level, select a RAID level (RAID 0, RAID 1). ■ Max Size (MB), is the size of the RAID virtual disk as determined by the selected RAID level. It is property of the virtual disk that cannot be edited. ■ Stripe Size, specifies the size (32K, 64K) of single data block on the virtual disk. The larger the stripe size, the longer it takes for the controller to read from and write to data blocks on the physical disks. In general, a larger stripe size is recommended for most applications. The default size is 64K. ■ Gigabyte Rounding, define the flexibility in size for a replacement physical disk that is used to rebuild a degraded virtual disk. It is applicable to RAID 1 level only. Although the selection remains available for RAID 0, it only affects the size of the RAID 0 virtual disk (because RAID 0 does not offer redundancy). ■ Quick Init, enable or disable quick initialization of the virtual disk. The default setting for [Quick Init] is “Yes”. ■ VD Name, type a new virtual disk name. ■ Disk ID, lists the IDs of the physical disks comprising the virtual disk. It is property of the virtual disk that cannot be edited.

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scroll to the [Next] and press Enter to continue.0. as shown below.1316 5.0. Marvell BIOS Setup (c) xxxx Marvell Technology Group Ltd. ENTER: Operation F10: Exit/ Save ESC: Return C-5 .1. Marvell BIOS Setup (c) xxxx Marvell Technology Group Ltd. The virtual disk is now listed in [Topology] pane.0Gbps AHCI Mode Help Marvell RAID on chip controller. ENTER: Operation F10: Exit/ Save ESC: Return 5. The creation is done.MS-7666 4. Topology HBA 0: Marvell 0 Virtual Disks VD 0: MRAID1 PD 0: ST3750330MS PD 8: ST3750330MS Free Physical Disks Information Vendor ID Device ID Revision ID BIOS Version Firmware Version PCIe Speed Rate Configure SATA as : : : : : : : 1848 91xx 81 1.0.1008 2. press Y to confirm the creation for the virtual disk. Configure -> Select free disks Create Virtual Disk Appendix C Appendix C HBA 0: Marvell 0 Virtual Disks Free physical Disks * PD 0: ST3750330MS * PD 8: ST3750330MS RAID Level : PD ID : Stripe Size : Gigabyte Rounding : Quick Init : VD Name : Current Speed : Create Virtual Disk Next Do you want to create this virtual disk Yes No RAID 1 1987739 64KB 1G YES MRAID1 0 8 ? Help Virtual disk configurations. After configure all settings for the virtual disk. And the screen shows as below.

Press Y to confirm the request when prompted Do you want to delete MBR from this virtual disk?. Select “Delete” to delete the virtual disk. Important Using “Delete” permanently erases all data on the virtual disk. shown as below) and press Enter. select “Virtual Disk” (VD 0: MRAID1. 1. Topology HBA 0: Marvell 0 Virtual Disks VD 0: MRAID1 PD 0: ST3750330MS [Delete] PD 8: ST3750330MS Free Physical Disks Information ID Namd Status Stripe Size RAID Mode Size BGA Status Number of PDs Members : : : : : : : : : 0 MRAID1 Functional 64K RAID1 953344MB N/A 2 0 8 Help Delect the selected virtual disk. 2. ENTER: Operation F10: Exit/ Save ESC: Return C-6 . Marvell BIOS Setup (c) xxxx Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 4.Marvell RAID Deleting Virtual Disk This topic describes the procedure to delete a virtual disk by using the Marvell BIOS setup utility. shown as below. 3. In the [Topology] pane. Press Y to confirm the request when prompted Do you want to delete this virtual disk?.

3. Press Y to confirm the request when prompted Do you want to rebuild with selected physical disk on this vd?. or complete the rebuild process Spare physical disks are not supported.MS-7666 Rebuilding Virtual Disk This topic describes the procedure to manually rebuild a degraded virtual disk by using the Marvell BIOS setup utility. cannot be used to either initiate. The Marvell RAID Utility (MRU). The status of the rebuild process is reflected in the properties of the virtual disk.) The BIOS detects the new physical disk and lists the device under “Free Physical Disks” in the [Topology] pane. and press Enter to select. In the [Topology] pane. A menu pops-up as shown below. and press Space to select a replacement physical disk. scroll to “Virtual Disk” (VD 0: XXXX). Scroll through the list of free disks. (Note: If an identical disk is unavailable. When a virtual disk is degraded. Topology HBA 0: Marvell 0 Virtual Disks VD 0: MRAID1 PD 8: ST3750330MS [Delete] Free Physical Disks [Rebuild] PD 0: ST3750XXX Information ID Namd Status Stripe Size RAID Mode Size BGA Status Number of PDs Members : : : : : : : : : 0 MRAID1 Degrade 64K RAID1 953344MB N/A 2 0 8 Appendix C Appendix C 4. use a replacement physical disk of larger size or one with a slightly smaller size as determined the Gigabyte Rounding setting for the virtual disk. 6. Replace the faulty physical disk with an identical physical disk. 5. Important The rebuild process is both initiated and completed in the Marvell BIOS setup. 1. the “Status” of a virtual disk is changed from Functional to Degrade. Marvell BIOS Setup (c) xxxx Marvell Technology Group Ltd. resume. which runs in as OS environment. Scroll to “Rebuild” and press Enter to configure the rebuild process. Press Enter to continue. 2. C-7 . This is applicable to the RAID 1 virtual disk.

5. and the Windows Setup program starts. Press ENTER again to continue. after selecting the location to install Vista/ Windows 7 click on “Load Driver” button to load RAID drive. and Windows setup starts copying files. you can copy the files to a medium (floppy/ CD/ DVD or USB) Important Please follow the instruction below to make a SATA RAID driver for yourself. and Windows setup should continue. 2. 1. 7. • Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. 6. Note: for Windows Vista/ Windows 7. The next screen should confirm that you have selected the RAID controller. Leave the medium until the system reboots itself. After you complete the RAID BIOS setup. 9. You should be shown a list of available RAID controller(s). boot from the Windows CD. Select the compatible RAID controller for 32-bit/ 64-bit version system and then press ENTER. Press F6 and wait for the Windows Setup screen to appear. • Copy all the contents in the : \\RAID\Marvell9128 sp1116\miniport\Floppy32 or Floppy 64 • The driver disk for RAID controller is done. 8. insert the medium disk and press Enter. C-8 . 4.Marvell RAID Installing the RAID Driver (for bootable RAID Array) Important Only when you set the “AHCI” mode in Integrated Peripherals menu (the default is IDE mode) of mainboard BIOS setup. • Click the “Browse CD” on the Setup screen. When prompted. You have successfully installed the RAID driver. 3. press the “S” key to select “Specify Additional Device”. Windows setup will need to copy the files from the medium again after the RAID volume is formatted. For Windows Vista/ Windows 7: During the Operating system installation. Insert the floppy that contains the RAID driver. you have to install the RAID Driver for the SATA devices.

The driver will be automatically installed. click on Marvell 91XX SATA Driver. Under the Driver tab.MS-7666 Installing the RAID Driver Under Windows (for Non-bootable RAID Array) 1. Insert the MSI DVD into the DVD-ROM drive. 2. The DVD will auto-run and the setup screen will appear. 4. Appendix C Appendix C C-9 . 3.